In coordination between Lotus Fleet and Risen Phoenix Fleet and after receiving private support from other Fleets regarding this matter. Lotus Fleet and Risen Phoenix present this proposal in the hope that other Fleets will choose to endorse this means of communication and distribution of information to Cryptic and from Cryptic to their member base. As a result and some quick math:
If we can get at minimum 100 Fleets to endorse this and in game a max number of 250 Fleet members are present then the potential player base that will be reached is 25,000 STO players that not only take part in discussion on their own Fleets main form of communication but play regularly with the same individuals and as a result can collaborate quickly on all aspects of the game.
As a result of these numbers I can speak on behalf of Lotus Fleet that we have a very large number of Non-STO playing members that we can also reach equally that have the potential to play STO should they begin to see
It is our feeling that this form of communication will help (not compete with) the many other forms of Player to Developer/Developer to Player communication that is also representative of the players concerns and in game interests.
As such support in this endeavor will be appreciated and until a Fleet Council is voted upon (read info below) by the community Lotus Fleet and Risen Phoenix will manage the flow of information temporarily until such time we can be replaced.
Please note that all Fleets are welcome to distribute this proposal to other Fan/Fleet sites in an effort to spread word and support over this endeavor.
Proposal is as follows:
To: All Star Trek Online Fleets/Houses
CC: Other Star Trek Gaming Sites interested in taking part in this endeavor
Subject: Proposal for a United Council of Fleets
What Is the United Council of Fleets?
The United Council of Fleets (referred to hereafter as UCF) is where Star Trek and Star Trek Online Gaming Clans and Websites will join together in cooperation in the world of Star Trek Online, with this in mind the UCF will endeavor to engage and inform the STO player base as well as the non-player base regarding questions and information specific to the development and long term success of Cryptic Studios/Atariís Star Trek Online.
Note: This is a Proposal to all Fleets within The Star Trek Online Community/Star Trek Gaming and will act as pre-curser to follow on discussions in a effort to form a United Council of Fleets and houses.
Please note that this proposal is NOT intended for role-playing efforts, as a result equal representation will be conducted regardless of in game faction.
∑ Star Trek Clans and Guilds will form an entity made up of many smaller guilds
∑ Member Guilds/Fleets will need to meet the minimum criteria of the UCF in order to be accepted as a member
∑ Inter-Fleet/Faction conflicts between Fleets will not be entertained, all Fleets will be represented equally regardless of reputation or existing conflicts with other community guilds.
As a means to an end the UCF will function only to bring player based feedback about STO and its associated content as well as website features and development to the eyes of Star Trek On lines Developing Team (Cryptic Studioís). The UCF will work to distribute via the individual Fleets avenues of communication relevant content and feed back in the form of (but not limited to) surveys, questionnaires, open ended forum discussions, recorded meetings and other vital information that is representative of the player bases opinions. To be crystal clear this body is representative of the Fleet and Clans that play STO and all Fleets and clans that meet the requirements listed are free to join.
At least three charter guilds to sign up to the Council and assist in the creation of the Council. Followed by this, the Charter guilds will ensure the continued communication and distribution of information to the rest of the UCF as well as work to manage and organize all information coming from Member Fleets/Houses to Cryptic/Atari.
the 3 Charter guilds will be selected by nomination of the existing Star Trek Online Community.
Follow-on member guilds/fleets must meet all of the following criteria for consideration into the UCF.
∑ Fleet must have some type of communication medium in order to facilitate mass communication needs to the Fleet (I.E: Team speak/ Ventrillo/ Alternative VOIP, Email, Chat room.)
∑ Fleet must have a Website/Forum that represents its individual organization.
∑ A minimum of 5 members is required, no Player Character Alts.
How to Register Your Clan or Websites Interest
Please respond to this thread.
Charter Member Nominations will be taken from the initial 100 Fleets that respond to this thread in support of this proposal and meet the minimum requirements for membership to the UCF.
Fleets wishing to participate:
The Vulcan Kolinahr Fleet
Risen Phoexin Fleet
The Exile Alliance
Australia New Zealand Allied Command (ANZAC)
United Federation of Planets [UFP]
The 12th Fleet
We are getting lots of activity on the side of the Federation Fleets...I really want to make sure that our Klingon counterparts get in on this so please put this proposal in front of your leadership and lets try to get a bipartisan relationship on this going.
Similarly, we have a PvP Event Committee with at least 10 fleets and their counterparts have joined in to bring PvP Events, tournaments, and report its findings to the developers. It is one of the mission of PvPEC to promote relations between Players and Developers.
We've already discussed to few Developers and already have told us they may not get involved with us this year due to the mass influx of programming they still need to write for fixes and contents to which they were pressured to pre-release by CBS / Atari. But will be getting involved with us next year once this initial stages are stabilized.
Similarly we have a PERC: Player Event Relations Committee being offered for the PVE section to build relations with the Developers as well. EG: "Alice in Wonderland scavanger hunt" is being scheduled in the near future.
Both PVPEC / PERC reports any findings and use the proper methods to communicate to the developers of suggestions / fixes / bugs that in the near future will help make STO community thrive.
As with you, we have the same mind and same voice. We believe if we have as many fleets as we find these threads being bumped so regularly, as ONE VOICE, will help the developers. Not only for Devs to canvas threads being posted which gives attention to them but with a VOICE of many fleets speaking together, this will help promulgate further development for future programming and allow STO to become a better game.
Starfleet Operations / Sto'Vo'Kor are up 24/7 and continues to have members active that nearly caps our membership on both sides. We are also up on Tribble as Beta Testers / Be'ta Testers to both fleets and have found a single channel like SFO channel to talk to both fleets / both servers.
UFC: though very attractive have a same and similar mission as PvPEC / PERC. We can of course unite as a fleet council, my concern may be only short lived however. Hope for the best and I know this will take time for all of us to talk on the same page.
If the alternative date and time is more beneficial for all please note that as well.
Sunday April 18th at 8pm EST (5PM PST)
I would also like to take advantage of 3rd Fleets offer and meet on their team speak. As team speak has the ability to record we might consider recording it and then making it available for download via our community sites like outpostgamez and such so the community as a whole and people who are unable to attend the decided upon meeting can listen in and be in the know regarding whatever decisions we can come to.