Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 1 To Fleet Or Not To Fleet
07-01-2012, 09:41 PM
Season Six looks like it will be a fantastic change for the Star Trek Online fleets. All the buzz and interviews I have been listening to have all been really positive.

However, I have never been a fleet player. I think fleets are great in general and are probably lots of fun but it has never been my thing or game play style. My fleet has always been the in game Star Fleet.......

I am concerned that I now will have to change the way I like to play in general to have the best gear and ships. I have been playing this way since launch date years ago. I enjoy playing singular. (Excluding STF)

With all the changes immanent...........

Will players who do not wish be part of fleets be given an alternate way or opportunity to
upgrade and get the best gear and ships as well? (Star Fleet already is our fleet)

For me STO has always been about giving options and to play how you want to play the game. I now feel like I am almost being forced to join a fleet or be severally disadvantaged in game.

We have always had the choice being.... to fleet or not to fleet.... however it looks like there will be no choice any longer.

I would like to encourage the DEVS to please consider an alternative way to getting some of this gear and ships in game for players such as myself. I know I am not alone with these thoughts.

I will say that many of the changes and ships coming to the game are an awesome enhancement to Star Trek Online. I am excited about this, even though I am not in a fleet, but am deeply sorrowed that this will only be made available for players in fleets and not for everyone as it should be. In a way we all are in a Fleet called Star Fleet.
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# 2
07-01-2012, 10:28 PM
To be honest, I have been in the same boat until recently. The issue has been that unless you were into PvP or STF's, there really is nothing to do in a fleet except for socialising. Fleet Starbases give fleet members real goals and objectives to work towards.
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# 3
07-02-2012, 12:00 AM
I really love the choices this game gives you. Enforcing membership in a fleet in order to get goodies, to me, represents a loss of the scope of choices one can make.

That's a little sad.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 4
07-02-2012, 12:06 AM
Ive run a small fleet for almost the entire run of STO we have lotsa fun and dont demand much from our members, you can find similar fleets for your team up needs OR start your own "1 man fleet" as has been mentioned in the dev postings. though i agree you should not have to be in a fleet, this issue has been addressed and beaten to death.
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# 5
07-02-2012, 12:12 AM
The one-man-fleet thing is probably too expensive to be practical though. How many players are sitting on a cache of a couple million dilithium? Maybe just make an antisocial fleet. "We're a collection people who don't actually like other people. But we do like ships."
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# 6
07-02-2012, 12:20 AM
You're not alone in your thoughts on this.

I have been in a couple of fleets in my time on STO, one was a "we got 100s of members, join us" and they barely had any active players and the other was an active fleet but never I felt like anything more than a cog in someone elses machine.

The one thing I found to date was that a good friends list was as good as any fleet and I have a couple of close friends who share a fleet, may only be a few of us but perhaps you and some friends could pool together. May not be much but better than one man fleet but it skips the drama of the large fleets and their politics and drama and perhaps the ego of overbearing fleet leaders I have encountered.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 7
07-02-2012, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by reginamala78 View Post
The one-man-fleet thing is probably too expensive to be practical though. How many players are sitting on a cache of a couple million dilithium? Maybe just make an antisocial fleet. "We're a collection people who don't actually like other people. But we do like ships."
LOL

I've been thinking of making a fleet just like this... thinking of calling it

"Doesn't play well with others"
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# 8
07-02-2012, 12:42 AM
I've noticed Cryptic has been silent on this subject for a while. I remember Mr. Stahl mentioned months ago they had some kind of solution in mind for not leaving solo players out in the cold, but it seems they decided to not do anything for people not interested in fleets.

Perhaps some clarification is in order?
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# 9
07-02-2012, 12:49 AM
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LOL

I've been thinking of making a fleet just like this... thinking of calling it

"Doesn't play well with others"
Amusing, and been having the same thought. Would probably give it something more bland though, like "111th Squadron" (as in a couple of ones) so its nice and bland when floating over someone's ID. Seen more than a few fleet names out there where I have to wonder "you intentionally called yourself that?"
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# 10
07-02-2012, 02:57 AM
I run a small fleet with my wife and a close friend, we are also concerned as it's really only a fleet of 3 as very few others have committed to the fleet in terms of saving up for bank slots and such.

Unfortunately in this game it doesn't work out as intended. I was in a fleet on the KDF side for a while but they were so against Federation players that I was forced to leave. I am a KDF player first but do like to mix it up at times a play a Feddy.

I think Cryptic hasn't count on many people having bad experiences either with fleets. Not to sound like a advertisement but if anyone wants a hand, perhaps join a small fleet of friends feel free to contact me. I'm an Australian but we also have people from several different countries spanning from the old Star Trek Armada Community too.
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