So I've decided to join up with a fleet. But what do I want from a fleet?
1. Regular STF runs. These suckers are the only thing left for me to do as a RA5 and I've only managed to complete 1 through PUGing. I HATE PUGing. So the fleet must do regular runs with smart people.
2. Easy going people. I like to joke around. I don't mind RP, but not all the time.
3. Active membership. No fun to be in a fleet when there are only 3 of you on at a time. If you have 10+ people on at active times then woo me.
4. (Optional) A niche for me. Aside from running STFs I wouldn't mind doing something else for the fleet. Maybe helping lower members in their missions. But this is optional since I'll probably ask any lower levels if they want help anyway.
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Red Squadrons would seem to fit your criteria well, we always have a laugh (even if sometimes its over something silly ^^) we do support players wanting end game PvP and PvE and RP, and with 11 years of experience, we're a pretty bonded fleet, we have a full and active fleet bank with everything you could ever need no matter your rank with have tabs for classes II, IV, VI, VIII and X mainly blues and greens, we have a fleet crafter who is always happy to make you anything you need.
We play STF missions several times a week and do daily's everyday including the PVP daily's, there is no min rank to join we have members of all levels and the more experienced members are always happy to lend a hand be it getting passed that tricky mission or leveling an alt
We are a military styled fleet, with the Red Squadrons Taskforce serving as our Federation Fleet and the Red Squadrons Battlefleet serving for our Klingon players! And if you want to play in both, your more than welcome (we do encourage it to develop PvP tactics .
We're pretty well known around the Trek gaming community and know a lot of cool fleets whom we have a laugh with pretty often!
The following is a bit of detailed information about our Fleet, how we operate in-game, and...the why of VKF. There are lots of recruiting messages that simply say, join us! This isn't one of them. This note is intended to provide you with what you need to know about VKF so you can make an informed decision for Fleet Affiliation.
The VKF's goal is to enrich in-game experiences for all our Fleet members. We do this by providing (aka sharing) valuable Intel to our members on game mechanics, location of resources, strategies for skill-building and ranking up, and extensive collaborative game play coordination. We get valuable info through our Fleet members, who channel information to the specific areas of our forum - and we organize the forum so you can find the info you need quickly. We organize our in-game group play to leverage the specific skills and abilities of each Fleet member. We have (but don’t require you to use) a Ventrilo server for voice chat that helps with in-game coordination – a lot! We don’t force a lot of specific actions on our Fleet members, we only ask that you share your knowledge with us, and team with us in-game, everything else is optional and all of this is at your convenience.
The VKF engages in PVP and PVE game play, with these missions: STFs, Search & Destroy, Annihilation of all Klingon Houses, Deep Space Exploration, Diplomacy, Pacts and Trade Agreements, Intelligence Gathering, Strong Resourcing, Building Starbases, Alliances, Conquering Hostile New Worlds, Building State-of-the-Art Starships, Science/Research, Escorts, First Contact.
Our Fleet is organized using matrix management. Fleet Chief Officers manage the three career progressions, and collect career advancement info to help folks rank up quickly, gain resources, etc. In addition, all Fleet members can report to one or more Battle Group (PVP) or Task Force (PVE) Commands for coordinated group play in-game. Our BG/TF Commanders (would you like to vie for one?) leverage the strengths of members from all the career paths to build and deploy hard-hitting and highly effective teams. We believe that coordinated Fleet action in both PVP and PVE environments enhances both the individual game experience and the 'spoils of war'. We believe that away missions will be much more successful and enjoyable if you often go dirt-side with other Starship Captains rather than your junior BOs all the time.
Our membership is world-wide, and although we are not huge (yet) - the reality is that there are almost always Fleet members online when you are - mates to help out in the crunch. English is the lingua franca, although we sprinkle Vulcan words and phrases in liberally for RP. RL always takes precedence, but with our membership and alliances, there are always plenty of gamers to play with. We accommodate both hard-core and casual gamers, and will use whatever talent our members have to their mutual benefit and enjoyment. Our command structure is designed to get the best out of all Fleet members while giving them enriched game-play and access to the best Intel for resources and skill-point building.
Our rank structure follows STO in general, plus we use our Vulcan ranking structure (Ot-lan, Tra-lan, etc.) for hierarchy inside the Fleet, and titles for area of responsibility (like Chief Science Officer, BG Commander, etc.) for coordination of Fleet action and activity.
Unlike most Fleets, we have (and need) only one Admiral at this time. We have openings for experienced MMO toon leaders and organizational leaders (in STO we're using BG/TF Commanders, Strike Force Leaders, Mission Commanders, etc.). We aren't overly focused on promotion for its' own sake, but more for getting the right people with the right skills in the right positions to get the best performance in-game out of our Fleet members. If you want to rank up and/or gain positions of authority in the VKF, please apply your skills in the STO and VKF forums as well as in-game, and have no doubt that you will earn the rewards you want and justly deserve.
Even if you are new to MMOs in general, or group play, the VKF has a place for you, and will help you go much further and faster than you could on your own. Our objective is for every member of the VKF to have the most fun and engaging game experience possible. We don’t require everyone to take on Fleet responsibilities, just enjoy playing STO with your Fleet-mates.
You should by all means check out other Fleets if you want to really make a truly informed choice. We think that if you've read this far, you've probably already looked a few over, and with the info above, should be ready to make a choice. Choose VKF!
Feel free to visit our forum at The Vulcan Kolinahr Fleet. Once you join our Fleet, you will have access to (and will contribute towards) salient information that you and we all need to enjoy STO to the fullest. Live Long and Prosper!
From the criteria you have listed, I would say that Aurora Fleet is what you are looking for!!
To answer your points of interest:
Yes, we do STFs. I have personally completed several STF runs with Aurora members.
Yes, we are easy going and we also enjoy to joke around. I have had a blast simply hanging out with other members and doing much of nothing a few times.
Yes, we are very active. At active times, we not only have 10+ players on, we usually have more than that just in RA rank characters alone, as well as several players the other ranks,
Yes, most of us help new players and even new characters belonging to vet players in their missions. Another person to lend a hand is always welcome.
At Aurora, we team for everything, but most of all, we have a lot of fun. After all, that is what gaming is all about! If you aren't having fun, whats the point?
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Aurora Fleet was one of the first fleets in Star Trek Online. Hundreds of days later, we are still one of the largest, and most active fleets in the game. While some fleets have come and gone, we remain.
Why are we successful when so many others have failed? Its simple really. We make STO fun. The primary goal of Aurora is to enrich every facet of the STO experience.
Here are just a few of the perks to being a member of Aurora Fleet:
- Fleet Ventrillo server for those that wish to use it
- Friendly, mature players
- Lots of planned events for players of every rank and playing style
- PVE, PVP, and STF teaming
- Klingon faction
- Excellent leadership
- Active forums
- Role playing events for those that wish to participate
- Fleet banking and crafting
- A vast wealth of knowledge of the game
- A painless recruiting process. Simply go to www.aurorafleet.com. From there, you can access our forums. Then, just introduce yourself/character in the "Transporter Room" section of our forums. be sure to include your character name and @name. Then we can add you to the fleet!
At Aurora, there are no harsh or strict requirements. You don't have to log a certain amount of hours in game, or participate in any group event that you don't enjoy. All we ask is that our members be nice to each other and heve fun!
If this sounds like what you are looking for, we would love to have you come aboard! (on a personal note, anyone with such an awesome avatar can't be all bad. ) If you wish to join us, get started at www.aurorafleet.com.