Just gaze back at all of the info on the previous posts and you can see that we have quite an extensive offering for those that truly love Star Trek and are willing and inspired to join a fleet that has a well-rounded and dedicated membership.
If you are looking for an amazing fleet with fun, knowledgeable, involved, helpful, and clever members... well then look no further before you checkout the Lotus Fleet.
One of the reasons that this is an exclusive fleet is that you must go through Starfleet Academy, and PASS your classes to be eligible to join. Some of you may be thinking, hey that sounds like too much work... well... are you Star Trek fans or not????
One of the advantages in this fleet is that members must WORK, LEARN, THINK, and TEST their skills and knowledge just to become a member. As a result, we have a fleet of very dedicated and involved members who each play a role in the fleet: based on their interests and initiative. We don't have just a huge number of uninvolved members that come and go; instead we have a core of involved Lotus Fleet members that are welcoming and involved!
For example, we go on fleet episodes and missions together (using TeamSpeak3 to communicate), craft specific items, members are involved in creating some great role playing stories: we hold a rank and a particular position on a specific ship involved in episodic missions that are better than some published novels out there, weekly meetings, etc... and a collection of different social groups and other game related activities that occur.
Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces and was formerly known as Decoration Day.
It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.
It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
Here in the Lotus Fleet we extend our acknowledgements and gratitude to the families that lost a loved one serving honorably in our armed forces.
Since I provided rather detailed descriptions of the Forum, Academy and Roleplay aspects of this fleet in recent posts, this time I'd like to give an overview of our leadership in terms of the fleet.
Here are some of the common qualities that you'll find in our leaders and members of the Lotus Fleet:
-Knowlegable about Star Trek in its many facets
-Adaptable to change
-Ability to multi-task
-Goal-oriented fleet management
-Excellent communication skills
-Good listening skills
-Possesses a thick skin when needed
-Ability to make reasonable decisions
-"People Person" Admirals and division leaders
-Sense of humor coupled with a sense of duty
-Professionalism and yet personable
-Innovative and creative
-Wanting the experiences of members to be fun and fulfilling
-Opportunity for participation and advancement in various aspects of the fleet.
Those are but a few of the qualities that you can see evident within the Lotus Fleet.
My point is that choosing a fleet that is established yet open to new ideas and innovation can be of long-term to members. Having a fleet that is well-managed and active can add to your Star Trek experience beyond your time playing STO.
So if this is of interest to you, then you owe it to yourself to visit our site and consider enrolling in our Star Trek Academy. From this point there are many opportunities awaiting your initiative and decision.
Long lists of available fleets are listed in these threads. But if you were to exam each one, just how comprehensive is their organization?
If you are looking for a fleet that exists and functions beyond STO, then just gaze back at all of the info on the previous posts and pages of the Lotus Fleet and you can see that we have quite an extensive offering for those that truly love Star Trek and are willing and inspired to join a fleet that has a well-rounded and dedicated membership.
"Hello fellow Lotus Fleeters!
Just a line to tell you how grateful I am to have such a competent, mature fleet to be a part of. If I had my way, there would be Lotus Fleet events all day, every day, and hundreds of us flying around at any given moment. Problem is, there is just too much "Reality" bleeding into our fantasy life!!
After almost 3 months with Lotus, I can say I have no regrets joining the Fleet. Its so well organized and everyone is so helpful. If you are looking for a guild you really should check them out. Its not just a fleet, its a family. Its also not just all STO. There is the arcade, trivia role playing, and a host of features that go hand and hand with STO to improve the experience. But you don't have to take my word for it. Check us out.
There you have it again.
Why would you even bother going anywhere else? (rhetorical question!)
In pondering another message to convey to all of you Star Trek enthusiasts out there looking for a fleet to join... these thoughts come to mind when contemplating the benefits of joining Lotus Fleet.
-When a team works well together as a unit they are able to accomplish more than its individual members can do alone.
-When members apply different skills they are often able to come up with a more effective solution than one person working on the same problem.
-Mutual support can have the benefit of encouraging others in the fleet to achieve goals they may not have realized they could reach on their own.
-The diversity that exist working with fleetmates from around the globe along with the benefits of teamwork that include an increased level of efficiency by having the ability to focus divergent minds on different perspectives of the same problem in a mutually supporting environment is clearly evident in the high level of content found within our conjoined sites.
A summary of benefits to Lotus Fleet teamwork include:
Better Outcomes: Teamwork can lead to better fleet outcomes and site features because the team can bring more resources to bear against any challenge, and there is more oversight to reduce risk of poor individual contributions.
Better Ideas: A good team is made up of diverse members. When these members apply different skills to the same problem, they come up with a more effective solution than one person working on the same problem.
Sense of Accomplishment: When members of a team work to achieve specific goals, there is often a greater sense of accomplishment than what an individual may feel when working on their own.
However, in order for our team to achieve these benefits, individual members must work well together. They need to be able to put thoughts of their own accomplishments aside to work for the benefit of the team and be able to make consistent contributions by staying involved with the fleet throughout a given week.
If this is something that you are seeking and are motivated to do, then come join us and be a part of our dedicated Star Trek- inspired fleet! http://www.lotusfleet.org/index.php