Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 190
# 51
04-16-2013, 09:37 AM
I've been keeping up with this as our own fleet progress has developed and it has encouraged me to look at our own safe guards that are in place.

A fleet leader is entrusted with the safety and security of the fleet, from enemy's both foreign and domestic. Its completely understandable how this happened, and its not the fleet or fleet leaders fault because we are all part of gaming communities, we have friends, fellows, and as we grow we these people we learn trust and that we can count on them.

This is not your fault caspian, its not the fault of your rules, or your setup, or your leader, its the person that did this. They have no true understanding of what any of that means cause they don't have it, they have a empty fleet with a now empty name.

They have not taken your friendships, they have not taken your honor, or your home, cause you are still here.

What they have done is make you closer, make you closer to this community as a whole in sTO, made you more fleet contacts, made you aware that through all this they can not take away your friends, your allies, your mates in game.

To all of Caspain rising, you have shown what makes this community great, you have shown true strength and friendship in troubled times, and that my friends is what fleets and guilds are truely about, not resources or starbases or embassies, friendship and the strength to rise above!

Loki
Starfleet Special Operations Division
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,325
# 52
04-16-2013, 10:52 PM
You have our support, whenever and wherever it be needed.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 216
# 53 wow
04-17-2013, 03:56 AM
So sorry this happened to you. Had I known earlier I would have offered you my starbase(s) tier 2.9 / 1.5 respectively, so you didn't have to restart at tier 0.

I hope there is some reform that comes from this.

Bynr
CoDS
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 9
# 54 Thank You All
04-17-2013, 06:49 PM
I will echo what Baller has said as I am the Fleet Ambassador for Caspian Rising and Caspian Honor Guard. The Star Trek Online community has been extraordinary.

We have ran events and STFs with many other fleets to help us work back to where we were. I know that our fleet has grown in their resolve to work together and we are generating additional members as well as stronger alliances in the STO community.

We have created fleet embassies in our Vent server so you may join us and talk with us. Please feel free to contact any one of our fleet leaders or me to gain access.

Again from the fleets of Caspian Rising and Caspian Honour Guard, thank you all for your support and if you are in need at anytime please be sure to contact us. We will respond.

I want to throw an acknowledgement in this forum for all the Fleets that have either offered their support, joined us on Vent, or enjoyed events/STFs/etc.

I?m positive I?ve missed someone (totally unintentional):
The Ferasan Shadow Force
Ausmonauts - @nagrom7
Elite Defense Starfleet
The Imperial Romulan Strike Force -@Ael
Alliance Central Command
Knights Templar Fleet
Knights of Sto'vo'kor
12th Fleet
The Armada
88th Fleet
44th Fleet - @latinumbar
TACTICAL OPERATIONS FLEET DELTA - Lance R. Violator
Earth Federation Space Force (EFSF)
Archimedes Task Force and House of Turbulence
Jupiter Force
SSC
NGG
SSOG
Lag Fleet @Aquitaine985

Thank You So Much for who you are

Bradford@David_T_Bradford
www.caspian-division.com
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 170
# 55
04-17-2013, 07:37 PM
I heard what happened to you guys on the latest episode of Stoked. It must be a truly horrible thing to go through. I wish you guys the best of luck!
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 113
# 56
04-18-2013, 06:12 AM
Sorry for my lack of attention, but I just found this thread and realised your loss. As we're kind of a smaller Fleet, I can surely understand what would mean if our efforts would be lost.

In the name of the Timelords Fleet, I wish you all at Caspian the best of times!

(May the grind be easier for you )


Adm. Dorus
Timelords
Being here since 2011 Spring
Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5
# 57 The 101st Fleet
04-18-2013, 02:28 PM
On behalf of the 101st fleet we would like to offer any assistance you may need. We are a fleet of similar size. you can reach me in game @william627 our star base and embassy stores will be open for all your fleet members.
Admiral
Will
U.S.S. Beowulf
Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 343
# 58 that's a lotta fleets...
04-18-2013, 06:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidtbradford View Post
I will echo what Baller has said as I am the Fleet Ambassador for Caspian Rising and Caspian Honor Guard. The Star Trek Online community has been extraordinary.

We have ran events and STFs with many other fleets to help us work back to where we were. I know that our fleet has grown in their resolve to work together and we are generating additional members as well as stronger alliances in the STO community.

We have created fleet embassies in our Vent server so you may join us and talk with us. Please feel free to contact any one of our fleet leaders or me to gain access.

Again from the fleets of Caspian Rising and Caspian Honour Guard, thank you all for your support and if you are in need at anytime please be sure to contact us. We will respond.

I want to throw an acknowledgement in this forum for all the Fleets that have either offered their support, joined us on Vent, or enjoyed events/STFs/etc.

I?m positive I?ve missed someone (totally unintentional):
The Ferasan Shadow Force
Ausmonauts - @nagrom7
Elite Defense Starfleet
The Imperial Romulan Strike Force -@Ael
Alliance Central Command
Knights Templar Fleet
Knights of Sto'vo'kor
12th Fleet
The Armada
88th Fleet
44th Fleet - @latinumbar
TACTICAL OPERATIONS FLEET DELTA - Lance R. Violator
Earth Federation Space Force (EFSF)
Archimedes Task Force and House of Turbulence
Jupiter Force
SSC
NGG
SSOG
Lag Fleet @Aquitaine985

Thank You So Much for who you are

Bradford@David_T_Bradford
www.caspian-division.com
you are most welcome. anything we can do, i implore you to ask. the STO community will forever rise to help a fleet in need. may the winds speed along your travels.
this is not a flame, if you consider it a flame, i apologize. it is not meant as such.

LLAP, everyone.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
# 59 Rebuilding Update
04-25-2013, 05:04 AM
Caspian Rising and its sister Klingon Fleet Caspian Honour Guard have passed the Tier 2 and Tier 1 milestones respectfully and it is the result of the kindness and heartfelt support of the Star Trek Online Community.

We have of course hit that 2 day construction windows on most of the projects. The Embassy projects taking 4 days a piece is a bummer; but that we are dealing with the local Romulan Unions, it is best we can do at the moment.

I can say that Cryptic has plans in the works to prevent another Caspian from ever taking place, so those in the leadership positions of the fleets pay close attention to the changes that are coming. (Captain Gecko is one of the folks working on the prickly issue.)

We have created an ambassador fleet section on our website, at www.caspian-division.com for those with fleets who want to assist or do missions with our respective fleets.

You can also contact us in game at:
@Ballermaris
@Woody_Valley
@BlackMagnum
@David_T_Bradford - Our Fleet Ambassador

It is still overwhelming for us to have the help we have received and I think it is in large part to the spirit of the members of Caspian Division as a whole. Sure the wanker destroyed our virtual bases and embassies; but they could not destroy us as a whole. The Star Trek Online Community and even Cryptic taking note of our predicament, we refused to sit idly by ranting. We took action, rolling up the virtual sleeves and diving right back in. Why? Because the friendships even separated by thousands of miles, we remained in touch.

What were the crucial lessons learned so far?

1. Removing inactive members from leadership positions and if accounts are known to be inactive, remove completely from the fleet. They can be reinvited later when they return.

One thing that was discovered was an individual claiming to be a former leader and member was angered they were removed. Their childish behavior resulted in the loss of our fleets. They managed to hack a inactive leader account and destroyed the fleets.

2. We did not have one person controlling fleet assets such as the website, Twitter feed and Facebook Page nor was the Ventrilo under the control of a single individual.

Communications played a crucial role in establishing and rebuilding the fleets. With the website unharmed (though we did detect an apparent attack) it stayed up and running. The Twitter feed and Facebook played crucial parts in getting the core people alerted of the problem and getting the rebuilding going.

3. Transparency. Do not be dorks like the boneheads in Washington D.C. or <insert name of your local government here> by trying to hide stuff or deflecting the issues.

I had realized from the start we needed to be open with everyone. Discover and report what we had left, where we had started and what was being communicated to Cryptic and Perfect World. Keep your fleet members informed of activities involving fleet assets which involve both EC and materials and in our case expenditures from our Paypal account. People who donate to the fleet with real money deserve a true accounting.

There can be no halfway, you have to give full exposure to what you as Leaders are doing.

4. Leadership. It was realized there were too many fingers in the jar, and with a vote taken via our Ventrilo; a core group of leaders were elected to start guiding our members from the blackness back to the light of the day.

5. Ambassadors. Everyone in a fleet is an ambassador, but it is a given there is a need to have a Fleet Ambassador to coordinate communications with other fleets and to receive their communiques in return.

Both our Website and Ventrilo serve as crucial communication portals along with the ingame chat system and email system. The fleets that have already reached out to us, we have established channels in the Ventrilo Server for their use and on our website we can exchange emails and forum posts outside the vagaries of Star Trek Online restrictions when it comes to using the Fleet Email system; as Fleet Leader I can send an immediate email to the registered users as well as the registered Fleet Ambassadors of fellow STO fleets.

6. Keep the spirit alive! For many who helped build Caspian Division the first time around, it was depressing and yes we had some experiencing real life depression. Be prepared for some to leave the game. We had some considering that, but we talked things out. Having the Ventrilo helped, as you could hear the person and their inflections of their voices instead of just seeing words on the screen.

We lost EVERYTHING! Period. All the special projects that had been completed, and yes even our 2012 Christmas Ornament. I loved turning it on just to see it spin around from the dance floor. People put their hearts into a virtual world only to see it wiped out. Having a game come to the end of its run for example is one thing, but to have what you and others worked for snatched away and destroyed in a cowardly and selfish manner was an entirely different matter.

We have worked hard keeping the spirit alive, and those who have joined us in rebuilding have seen that; and we are eternally grateful.

Again thank you all for the support you have shown and we will continue our updates as we reach the various Tiers; and when we hit Tier Five there will be a celebration the likes STO have never seen.

Ballermaris
Ballermaris

www.caspian-division.com
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 213
# 60
04-25-2013, 06:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidtbradford View Post
I will echo what Baller has said as I am the Fleet Ambassador for Caspian Rising and Caspian Honor Guard. The Star Trek Online community has been extraordinary.

We have ran events and STFs with many other fleets to help us work back to where we were. I know that our fleet has grown in their resolve to work together and we are generating additional members as well as stronger alliances in the STO community.

We have created fleet embassies in our Vent server so you may join us and talk with us. Please feel free to contact any one of our fleet leaders or me to gain access.

Again from the fleets of Caspian Rising and Caspian Honour Guard, thank you all for your support and if you are in need at anytime please be sure to contact us. We will respond.

I want to throw an acknowledgement in this forum for all the Fleets that have either offered their support, joined us on Vent, or enjoyed events/STFs/etc.

I?m positive I?ve missed someone (totally unintentional):
The Ferasan Shadow Force
Ausmonauts - @nagrom7
Elite Defense Starfleet
The Imperial Romulan Strike Force -@Ael
Alliance Central Command
Knights Templar Fleet
Knights of Sto'vo'kor
12th Fleet
The Armada
88th Fleet
44th Fleet - @latinumbar
TACTICAL OPERATIONS FLEET DELTA - Lance R. Violator
Earth Federation Space Force (EFSF)
Archimedes Task Force and House of Turbulence
Jupiter Force
SSC
NGG
SSOG
Lag Fleet @Aquitaine985

Thank You So Much for who you are

Bradford@David_T_Bradford
www.caspian-division.com
It's so good to see so much of the community come together supporting each other \\//_
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