To help you decide on which Fleet to join, we would like to provide you some good information to help you make an informed choice. Here is the basic ranking and management structure of the VKF:
Matrix Management: There are two chains of command, both headed by our Fleet Grand Admiral: Keysailor.
The first chain is modeled after the STO ranking system. We use Vulcan names for the ranks.
When you first join the VKF, you are assigned Ensign Status, and your rank is Ne-lan. You will be promoted once you have chosen a career path and have taken the time to learn and understand a bit about the Fleet, and have provided some contribution to the Fleet. Think of Ne-lan as the tutorial part of STO.
Officer Ranks are roughly equivalent to the STO ranks:
Ne-Lan = cadet
Ot-Lan = Lieutenant
Tra-Lan = Lieutenant Commander
Zhel-Lan = Commander
Khart-Lan = Captain
Nik’el-Lan = Rear Admiral
Shaltra-Lan = Vice Admiral
Halitra-Lan = Admiral
Ton-Barr = Fleet Admiral
Pid-Trensu = High Executive Officer
F-Rel-Barr = Grand Admiral
You will progress through these ranks based on your demonstrated performance. This includes providing value on this forum through posting, posting on the VKF Recruitment thread in the STO forum, and in-game performance. VKF Officers see a need, and they fill it. VKF Officers help each other, and respect each other. VKF Officers are trustworthy, honest, and logical, among many other positive traits. We do not flame, we do not gank, camp, grief, kill steal, or in any way diminish the enjoyment of STO for anyone else, other than by defeating our enemies with honor and dispatch. We share our Intel and game tips with each other. We respect and work with our allies. We answer all Federation Distress Calls.
Your officer rank above is managed by the career Chief Officer. Each Fleet member chooses a career path (Tactical, Engineering, or Science) and reports to the Chief Tactical Officer, Chief Engineering Officer, or Chief Science Officer for career guidance. You also gather and report to the career Chief Officer any information and Intel on in-game activity including game mechanics, tactics and strategy, mission aspects, location of resources and new discoveries, etc. The career Chief Officers and their staff organize this information along with that from other Fleet members and provide it on the career center thread so all may benefit.
Separate from the above ranking structure, is the chain of command for designated 'area of responsibility' assignments. These are exclusive of the above ranking, in that even a junior officer may be assigned an area of responsibility, given demonstrated performance, capability, and desire - the needs of the Fleet take precedence as determined by the Vulcan High Council. You should note that being offered a Command position entails a significant contribution to the Fleet, so your rank above will be affected by the valuable contributions you make as a leader in one or more of these positions.
These areas of responsibility currently include (with additional positions underneath many):
Keysailor: Grand Admiral
Phoenix_Lord: High Executive Officer
T'Kota: Speaker for the VHC/TY, Chief of the V'Shar (both Security and Intelligence)
Raw: President of the VHC
MaQogh: Qang of the TY
Members of the V'Shar (lifetime service) and up to 4 invited others (term service). This currently consists of:
The Grand Admiral is F-Rel-Barr Keysailor, who is our V'las, our Administrator of the High Command, Head of the Fleet and of the Vulcan High Council. Our XO is Pid-Trensu Phoenix_Lord, who oversees all aspects of the administration of the Fleet both in the forums and in-game.
The positions in the PvP and PvE Wings are ‘line’ positions and are primarily in-game group Commanders. Line Officers help leverage the strengths of individual players in all career fields to create a force that will accomplish all missions, win all battles, and help each other in engagements. The leaders selected for these positions will have the honor of naming their Wing, Group, Force, or Team - choose wisely (there is a handy Vulcan-English dictionary at http://www.starbase-10.de/vld/ ).
These positions may be supplemented by additional positions as the Fleet requires. We expect our Officers to make their qualifications and command aspirations known up-front, so that the Vulcan High Council can assess and make the right assignments.
If you desire a position of responsibility, we have a position for you. If you simply wish to enjoy STO with Fleet-mates, that is also fine. We have a number of ‘in-game only’ members and do not make everyone fit a particular mode. The VKF exists to enrich the STO experience for our members; however that works for each member. While we are a Vulcan Fleet, we do not discriminate against any race or creed of STO gamer – all who embrace logic are welcome to join. Come and be a part of a vibrant community of individuals and help us protect the Federation and defeat all enemies - Join the VKF! Live Long and Prosper!
The year is 2409. You will be entering a hostile time in Federation history. The Course is set. War is the answer for our time! This is taken from "Episode Missions Explained" and I do quote:
"As the story develops, the stakes increase. While Episodes later in the game don't take longer in terms of time or the number of in-game objectives, the plot itself accelerates to a dramatic pitch. The threats you'll face are as great as any you've seen in the Star Trek movies. That's not to say early missions are anything to scoff at, however; the early Episodes are designed to be intriguing and dangerous, too.
The Episodes are based on conflict, much like the main storylines in the Star Trek franchise. Conflict drives drama - will your negotiations with the captain of a Klingon Bird of Prey break down and come to blows? How far do you need to go to apprehend a spy on another vessel? 2409 is a time of war, which means even the most resolute captains will need to make tough choices and come to blows to ensure the survival of their faction.
We do, however, want to make the battles you fight believable. You can make diplomatic overtures toward characters in Episodes, but on the front lines it's very rare to avoid confrontation when dramatic forces have guided you into hostile territory with combat-ready antagonists nearby. While there are missions in Star Trek Online that don't feature combat at all, Episodes will by and large demand your abilities as a tactician be put into play."
Even if you are by nature a peaceful race, you will be engaged in this time period. There is no neutral ground. You must choose your destiny. VKF is seeking those races who wish to engage the true essence in their blood. To be the best in the sciences, research and War! We need compatriots who do not fear the edge or the unknown. Logic dictates what action we must chose....VKF chooses aggression.
Many say Vulcans are peaceful. That they are weak. Too much into their logic and beliefs. A change has come. Who wish to join VKF on this Epic Journey into a new era of Enlightenment? VKF is organizing the greatest Fleet known to VULCAN!
Brothers! Will you be a part of this? VKF doors are open! Any species may join us! Its up to YOU! Come! My Brothers! Go through the door now open to you and take hold of your true DESTINY!
DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION
ALLIANCE AND TRADE AGREEMENTS
LIBERATING WORLDS FROM HOSTILE INVADERS
BUILDING STATE OF THE ART STAR SHIPS
SCIENCE/RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
FIRST CONTACT WITH NEW RACES
I would like to fill a few people in on our small but growing fleet. We are fun, easy going, driven and friendly. We all come from different backgrounds and have different ways of doing things, but that’s what makes us great.
Anyone in our fleet is happy to help others when needed, in almost any aspect of the game. We have a fleet TeamSpeak3 that we use not just for the game but to hang out as well.
If anyone wants information on the [VKF] don’t hesitate to contact me or any of our members.
We are actively recruiting for like-minded individuals who crave the positive aspects of collaborative gameplay. We have a TeamSpeak3 server in place but do not require you to use it if you don't want to. Our members are world-wide, and you will always have a Fleet member available somewhere for support and group efforts. In group work, our Fleet coordination strives to be unparalleled, and we will decimate our enemies with dispatch. We will explore and discover everything STO has to offer, and share our findings with our Fleet members so all are enriched.
I am sure you are looking for a fleet to join that will no doubt be a fleet of activity, dedication and a certain degree of maturity. Within the [VKF], you will find all of those things and so much more. Our fleet becomes more and better coordinated with each passing day. You can guarantee that this fleet is going far in the STO universe and you would be wise to join us for a fun and active environment. Be it PvE you are interested in or even PvP, we will have what best suits you.
Although I say our fleet is dedicated, it also realizes that everyone has lives as well, so therefore when you need to take the time, you don't need to be concerned about losing your position within the fleet. We do not discriminate against such things because we understand ourselves that sometimes real life issues can interfere and some time is needed to sort it out again.
Not only would the VKF be a stable fleet to join, it would be one that would give you an experience you will never soon forget nor wish to be parted from. You will find yourself pleased you joined our fleet.
Part of our Fleet's activities is to plow through the mass of information on this forum, released by Cryptic, and available elsewhere in many divergent locations. We cull the important information to create tight and informative game guide info and tips for each profession.
It can take you many hours to go through everything on STO, trying to extract fact from conjecture. Let our forum at The Vulcan Kolinahr Fleet help you zero in on exactly what you need to advance quickly in STO. Of course, you must be a Fleet member to see this!
Then consider the VKF, we need individuals (any race, any sex) who can lead others in PVE or PVP action in-game. Please read some of our recruiting posts and see if the VKF is right for you - it would be logical to assume yes, if you answer yes to the subject question.
If the answer is no, and you would rather just be in the ranks, the VKF also needs you, and you can benefit greatly from the help your Fleet-mates will provide. Leaders and players, we all work together to get the most out of STO. Consider your options, and then choose VKF!
Do you want to have mates who will watch your back and help you when you need it?
Do you want a rich experience in-game?
Do you want to fast-track your character, and find resources quickly?
Do you want to know what traits, skills and equipment are best for your character/career?
Part of our Fleet's activities are to plow through the mass of information on this forum, released by Cryptic, and available elsewhere. We cull the important information to create tight and informative game guide info and tips for each profession. It can take you many hours to go through everything on STO, trying to extract fact from conjecture. Let our forum at The Vulcan Kolinahr Fleet help you zero in on exactly what you need to advance quickly in STO. Of course, you must be a Fleet member to see this!
We are actively recruiting for like-minded individuals who crave the positive aspects of collaborative gameplay. We have a TeamSpeak3 server in place, our members are world-wide, and you will always have a Fleet member available somewhere for support and group efforts. In group work, our Fleet coordination will be unparalleled, and we will decimate our enemies with dispatch. We will explore and discover everything STO has to offer, and share our findings with our Fleet members so all are enriched.
Join us and move into 2409 armed with the best Intel, the most specific and targeted body of knowledge about STO, and a group of Fleet-mates who will be there with you in the crunch. Live Long and Prosper!
Good morning. I hope you will take a moment and consider the Vulcan Kolinahr Fleet. We are a small but great and growing fleet. We are easy going, dedicated and friendly. We all come from different backgrounds and have different ways of doing things, but that’s part of what makes us great.
Anyone in our fleet is happy to help others when needed, in almost any aspect of the game and in some cases RL. We have a fleet TeamSpeak3 server that we use for voice chat not just in-game but also to hang out as well and get to know each other better (not required, just available). Many of us are located on the East Coast (USA) and England but we do have members scattered across the globe.
Although I say our fleet is dedicated, we also realize that everyone has lives as well, so therefore when you need to take the time, you don't need to be concerned about losing your position within the fleet due to RLtoo. We do not discriminate against such things because we understand that sometimes real life issues and problems can take time to resolve, and that some time is needed to sort things out.
So please, think about joining and moving with us into 2409 armed with the best Intel, the most specific and targeted body of knowledge about STO, and a group of Fleet-mates who will be there with you in the crunch.
The VKF is not just a Fleet of Vulcans, but a Fleet of individuals (of any race or background) who value logic in the performance of STO missions, PvP action, and teamwork with other STO gamers. VKF members are known to be honorable and supportive team-mates with anyone, and both honorable and fearsome enemies to those who oppose the Federation.
We have learned from the Earthmen the value of controlled emotion, we have learned from the Klingons the value of honor in battle, and we have learned from ourselves to prize our logic and intellect as we forge through 2409 with our allies and our Fleet-mates.
We are the Vulcan Kolinahr Fleet, made up of Vulcans and other races who value logic and analysis, who are light RP and very organized around our central concept: To enhance and enrich the STO experience for our members. We help each other with info and game items (shared in our Fleet Bank), we don't require our members to do much more than share info and intel, and we respect RL - always. We have members on odd schedules and our membership is worldwide - there will always be at least one VKF member around to team with, and often more. Away missions are real fun with a group of players coordinating on TeamSpeak (faster than the chat box), and space battles are...epic!