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# 91
07-08-2012, 10:46 AM
We conclude the weekend's intensive space and ground STF training sessions with this short article on why we are a NEWBIES ONLY organization and why we will always focus on good player to player coaching as the key enabler to excellence in starship operations.

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...=1#post4645401

From Galaxy Rs soloing cubes on Elite STFs to developing new 'destroyer escort' doctrine for a combined arms approach to STO elite gameplay, we're utilizing our members' real-world military experience and knowhow to redefine the concept of player development.

The concept is thus:

You can shove a huge STF guide to a newbie and get him totally confused.

Or you can leverage his innate knowledge of real world operational concepts and realize any and all PUG or new STO player can become a formidable asset just by engaging him into a supportive, congenial knowledge-sharing environment.

A couple of decades ago there was this idea in the US Army called "Strategic Corporal". The US Navy also drafted concepts for "Network Centric Warfare", and later on a systems and tactical doctrine called "Cooperative Engagement Capability".

Utilizing these easily understood real world concepts in STO teamplay not only makes learning Elite STFs enjoyable and productive (not even a single word needs be spoken - we never felt the need for voice comms), but it also allows for the development of new tactics, experimentation with completely unique and unseen character configurations and ship builds, and best of all, it makes things really easy to pick up.

We do this trial by fire and invite our pilots to participate with training and doctrine development not because it's easy, but because WE CAN.
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# 92
07-10-2012, 09:28 PM
In preparation for Season 6 which does have new, cruiser-recommended modes of gameplay, we are creating a "Sacrifice of Angels" style Galaxy Wing purely for fun.

Or maybe not just fun - but an experiment to open one's mind for new possibilities. Many of us already own the 'most powerful' c-store ships money can buy right now. Those who fly the Galaxy R do so not because they are trying to compete for bragging rights, but because they can make that underdog work and work very well in their operating environment.

Starbase defence, freighter escort and No Win scenarios require a cruiser's superior resilience. Why not create the basis for a Galaxy Wing, since there appears to be community interest in doing so?
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Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 93
# 93
07-11-2012, 12:13 AM
Hello and Greetings, Rednecks!

I am Firefox, an Admiral with the Starfleet Temporal Investigation Agency (STIA), and I am in charge of inter-fleet relations. I was wondering if you would be interested in forming an alliance with us for mutual co-operation in PvE/STFs as well as friendly PvP to hone both our fleet's skills.

I have been reading through your thread for a while, and I am very impressed by your approach to the game as well as your approach to your members. Our Agency is just getting underway but growing quickly with a good mix of newer and experienced players.

I invite your members to click on the link below and check us out or just say "Hi!" I look forward to hearing back from you. May your country music continue to annoy the Borg for many years to come!

Firefox
"A man who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life" - Homer Simpson


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Captain
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# 94
07-12-2012, 06:36 AM
Thank you for the kind offer.

At this time our fleet is focused on offering basic training to the many new players of STO and are not geared for inter-fleet operations and competitions. In order to remain accessible to new players, we must devote full attention to managing PUG queues and responding to in-game requests for assistance, thus the bulk of our operations are decentralized and so is our timezones, in order to maximize community coverage.

I will however contact you in future when the force is joint-operations qualified or (being a pilot-run organization) when such ventures are desired.

Again I thank you for your time in writing to us your proposal - but at this time we have our own pilots' development to consider, as well as adapting the unit for Season 6 operations by way of our own strategy for training and ship development.
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Last edited by carmenara; 07-12-2012 at 06:38 AM.
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# 95
07-12-2012, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by carmenara View Post
Thank you for the kind offer.

At this time our fleet is focused on offering basic training to the many new players of STO and are not geared for inter-fleet operations and competitions. In order to remain accessible to new players, we must devote full attention to managing PUG queues and responding to in-game requests for assistance, thus the bulk of our operations are decentralized and so is our timezones, in order to maximize community coverage.

I will however contact you in future when the force is joint-operations qualified or (being a pilot-run organization) when such ventures are desired.

Again I thank you for your time in writing to us your proposal - but at this time we have our own pilots' development to consider, as well as adapting the unit for Season 6 operations by way of our own strategy for training and ship development.
Thank you for the response!

I understand the need to focus on your pilots' development, and again I am very impressed by your dedication to training and supporting those new to STO. I have to admit that some of the things I have learned since starting STO have come from your posts.

Should you happen to desire a friendly PvP session for your pilots to practice in, we at the STIA would be honored to assist. We will bring the beer if you bring the BBQ!

Good luck in Season Six!

Firefox
"A man who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life" - Homer Simpson


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Captain
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# 96
07-12-2012, 11:38 PM
Wing Commander's Season Six Day One log - Empowerment as a strategy for team-building

Link
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Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 23
Hello!

I would like to join the Redneck Academy, if I may.

I have been playing STO for a couple of months now. Having been made aware of your fleet group via the forums, I have researched your group and thought it sounded fun. Besides, I would love to be a redneck in space.

I believe I read where you send folks invites in game if you want them to join.
If so, please send me an invite, if you would like. I promise to be a member in good standing. I am a Commander running a modified Escort right now. Soon to have another ship.

Thanks! I love your YouTube videos, as well.

Capt. Bamm-Bamm Hammer
Captain
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# 98
07-15-2012, 01:09 AM
Thank you for your application Captain Hammer; an in-game communication has been sent to you for your attention. Once first contact has been made there we can include you in fleet operations.
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Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 70
# 99
07-16-2012, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by carmenara View Post
We were all blind rats once, not to worry. Will be happy to share what I know.
That offer for blind rats still open? Because I'm so blind, I'd need the Pied Bagpiper in order to find my own Ready Room.
Captain
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# 100
07-16-2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by harryquinn View Post
That offer for blind rats still open? Because I'm so blind, I'd need the Pied Bagpiper in order to find my own Ready Room.
Yep.

We'll make you into Captain Kirk levels of badass in less time it takes to load ESD

Mind sending me an in-game mail? I'll take it from there. Send to @carmenara
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