The Elite Strike Force (ESF) is the gaming division of the UFP that focuses on end game content with a particular focus on the Borg STF missions. In order to apply for membership to ESF, you must first join the UFP and be a member of the community for 1 month or 2 weeks if you have actively participated in any of our weekly Borg Special Task Force (STF) events. You will need to have at least one level 50 character, a good understanding of STO game mechanics and the best gear you can get your hands on. The members of ESF are constantly pushing the envelope with regards to builds, game mechanics and stragedy and we pass on that experience to members of the community. ESF hosts weekly events for all UFP members to run the space and ground Borg STF missions. Every member of ESF loves to take members through the runs for marks, accolades, optionals and just plain fun!
Additionally, ESF has our Black Ops division which focuses on No Win Scenario and exploring tribble content for what's coming down the road. They keep the community updated as new patches and seasons are on the horizon.
Finally, we have Squadron 47 which focuses on PVP and taking that aspect of STO to the pinnacle of competitive success.
So, If you are considering joining UFP (and I hope you are) and you like to push your gaming to the limits, be sure to check out the Elite Strike Force!
What the Elite Strike Force offers it members:
The Elite Strike Force offers the hardcore gamer a truly exciting environment to test there skills against equally seasoned captains. Unlike the other fleets which UFPlanets supports, the Elite Strike Force offers its members a place to be tested to there limits. With a rigorous entry and an even more competitive atmosphere, this is the place to be if you are truly looking to meet your match.
To join the Elite Strike Force, you have to have to show that you are truly worthy of joining such an Elite group of captains. After that you can join in on PVEs, PvPs and the special non win sceanario events that ESF organise for there members,
The experience that the Elite Strike Force offers is completely unique to those who are looking for a hardcore experience.
Introduction to UFP
Since it's creation in May 2002, the UFP has grown from a small Star Trek gaming clan to what it is today, an international Star Trek community made by fans, for fans.
It is a place where thousands of Star Trek fans of all ages from all around the world come together to share in their passion for all things Star Trek. With a team of more than fifty dedicated volunteers who all love Star Trek, their mission is to make sure our community members have the best and most unique Star Trek experience on the internet. The UFP provides the ultimate fan club, without the fees, without the fuss and without the cliche mistakes.
We offer a lot more to Star Trek fans than simply a place to talk about Star Trek. UFP also actively supports a range of Star Trek games from the MMO 'Star Trek Online' to classic titles such as 'Star Trek: Bridge Commander' and 'Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force' as well as roleplaying via Forum SIMMs and RPG-X. UFP also features it's own in-house news team who report the latest Star Trek news as well as producing thought provoking articles and delivering world exclusive interviews."
What the UFP offers it members:
A rich and vibrant community made up of members of all ages from more than 40 different nationalities.
Award winning authentic Star Trek website and forums.
Moderated TeamSpeak 3 server.
News area featuring exclusive news reports, interviews and articles.
Regular live streamed social events.
Active support and regular hosted events for Star Trek Online, Star Trek Armada I & II, Star Trek Bridge Commander and Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force.
Free copies of Elite Force Holomatch and RPG-X thanks to our partnership with Activision and CBS.
Nova powered role playing SIMMs.
What the UFPlanets.com Community asks of its gaming members (what we call the Starfleet branch):
All that members are asked for from the UFPlanets.com Community is simple and easy. Members are asked to sign the Community Roll Call which happens on a monthly basis. This can be done fairly easily with just a few clicks of the mouse. The second is to adhere to our simple Community code of conduct.
Why should I join the UFPlanets.com Community?
Our gaming fleet, known as 'The United Federation of Planets', has been voted the world's number one Star Trek gaming fleet and for good reason, we have a large and friendly membership, dedicated officers and an award winning website and forums all of which is in addition to our strong support for a range of Star Trek titles some of which we are able to provide to our members for free!
We're eager to build on our success and develop an equally impressive Star Trek community where fans of all ages from around the world can enjoy a truly authentic and entertaining Star Trek social experience.
Despite our achievements and successes we are aware that our community might not be for everyone so if you would like to know more please feel free to pay us a visit at www.ufplanets.com to find out more about us.
I also recommend for every new member to run the weekly STF events which are sponsored by the ESF. Those are a good way to get to know the fleet and basic tactics of the game better. Plus they help with grinding dilithium for Expansion 2 aswell