All Out Assault was founded in 1996 as a Quake Deathmatch clan. Since then the clan gradually evolved into a gaming group rather than a one game clan. This is a key feature of who and what we are. We have been playing MMOs since Earth and Beyond and have had a significant presence in many many MMO games since that time. Planetside, SWG DDO LotRO PoTBS, Warhammer and **** all had longstanding AoA divisions but we have members who have been active in pretty much every game published.
Our gaming philosophy is that we are serious but casual mature gamers. What this means is we are serious about our games but we are now mainly mature (30 is about our average) and we understand about having a life outside gaming. So we don't expect compulsory attendance in fleet events, raids or whatever. We value our game time and expect everyone to have fun however they choose to play.
We have a noone is left behind policy. So if you game 8 hours a week or 80 hours we will be there to help one another out. We'll not expect you to devote all your gametime to helping others as thats not fun, but we do try to strike a balance. MMO's are social after all. We've got a vent server (150 seats) and encourage both AoA members and their friends and allies to use it whenever they wish. We have an active IRC channel and very active forums, for STO and all the games we play.
Back to STO. We had 7 members in Friends and Family beta and over 50 in closed beta, We are around 60 strong in game as of the first few hours of the headstart. We are keen to recruit at all levels and offer promotion quickly to those who warrant it. The trek knowledge and in-game knowledge of our members and officers is second to none. In fact a huge compliment from a member who recently joined us was that he felt that if he were in ANY game with guys from AoA 9 out of the top 10 would be from AoA. He meant in terms of skills, ability, knowledge in-game ranking any aspect. I hadn't really seen us that way before but thinking it over he is right.
In summary. If you like to play with a mature and knowledgeable bunch of people and to make friendships that will last even beyond STO then you should head on over to the links below in my signature file and put in an application. Now the game is live you can probably shout out in zone and ask if there are any AoA guys around and most likely there will be. Or join the AoA chat channel in game, or PM oleum@oleum in-game and have a chat. We accept members in-game first as recruits and after they have applied on our website and we get to know you (usually under a week) we will upgrade you to member.
AoA has the best of both worlds; a very large and active fleet in both STO factions, and a large and active community in most other games. So if you're a dedicated STO addict like me, you can be in a group large enough to ensure you've always got friends around; and if you're a gaming "channel surfer" you don't have to juggle multiple guilds to get the same.
I have been a part of AoA for nearly 9 months now, i couldn't recommend a better bunch of gamers around. As it says above AoA is not just a single game fleet, it is a gaming fleet but don't take that to mean we spread ourselves thinly we have a strong international STO division playing both factions, we have a mix of hardcore and casual players, PvE and PvP.
Come speak to us and play some STO with us, you wont regret it.
YAY.... old mates from Pirates of Burning Sea are here.
I used to sail with them, till I was playing POTBS... and have to say. You won't find better, more friendly, helpful and organised group in any sector of the galaxy. They are the best... we sunk Frogs, Dons and whatever else there was sailing. They will teach you how to fight properly, they will help you with economy, and will help you all the time, no matter you do PvP or PvE
If they want to take you, sail the universe with them, you can't find any better fleet.
And AoA guys, greetings from Andrea LeSangre And if you'd still take me back, I'd be honoured to fly with you
Once in AoA always welcome back to AoA. Nice to see you again! And thanks for the props. Jump in ventrilo vent.aoaservers.com port 2411 and look for the STO channel. Come and say hi and we'll reinvite you.
I was Old Nick in PotBS in case you don't recognise my usual name.