LoL Folks maybe I should give voice chat another try. I suppose it couldn't hurt.
Personally i support you 110% ... Voice chat sucks... I hate it as well..
When we do STF's or missions in general in my fleet, we do text-only communications as a good deal of us don't have the luxory of being able to sit at night and speak into a mic.
We have great sucess with this, and we don't miss it at all.
The Sentinels are a multi-gaming community with an average age of 30+ and no drama!
We have an active membership in several different MMO's and are building our Starfleet Division here in STO. At this point we have about 50 to 60 active members in our fleet and are steadily growing. The overall guild has over 500 active members and we also maintain our own guild Ventrilo server (although you don't have to use it, we do have some good discussions and lively chat on there). We look for quality over quantity, and have a very thorough application process. Its our goal to make sure you are as happy with us as we will be with you.
Our retention rate is very high as we promote more of a gaming community then a single game guild.
I'd like to inform you about our fleet, the Hammerfist Clan.
We cater to the mature player. Players who have time restraints, family, spouses, full time jobs. Players who know what it's like to have bills and mortgages to pay. We know real life commitments are a priority with older more mature gamers, and thus we'll never overload you with requirements, and expect you to jump through a bunch of silly hoops just to get a few hours of gaming in with your friends.
(just to clarify, by "Mature" we don't necesarily mean "old", our fleet members vary in age from the 20's up to 60's. I'm 30. Most of the people I hang out with in the game are circa my age.)
We have players in USA Time Zones and European Time Zones. Since you are EST, I think you will find someone from the fleet present at the times you play. We have a vent server (but it's not mandatory to use it).
Our clan is also active in other games like LOTR, FFXIV, SWTOR. Please checkout our website to see more info about us.