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# 1 Abandoned Fleet Please Help!?!
11-06-2013, 07:16 AM
I'm not sure where a thread like this one should go and I'm relatively new to the game though not completely ignorant of much of its mechanics (I have a level 50 Klingon toon, a rookie Fed, and a rookie Romulan and am a paying player to the extent that I have often bought Zen.) so please bare with me and thanks before hand.

I have an issue that's a little unusual to say the least. My Fed toon was invited into a fleet that consisted of four or so Lv 50+ toons, is impressively complete up to all of the fourth and part of the fifth tiers, and has a large amount of Mk XI and even Mk XII equipment stored in its bank. I was of course thinking this was great to be in such a small fleet that has such an amazing set up. No doubt that anyone would but then things got weird. I came back online yesterday to check up on my toon and clicked on my fleet to check out the roster and see if anyone was on. Imagine my shock when I saw that everyone else was gone. I don't appear to be able to make any changes or control any aspects concerning this unfortunate fleet I inherited through abandonment. I don't want to abandon it myself because I believe it to be a waste. I mean it IS already fully stocked and has so much already unlocked. I was hoping that there might be some way, since I am the only one who seems to care about this orphaned fleet, that I can be granted control over it so that I can at least try to continue it instead of it just ending up as another junk fleet taking up needed server space.

Please keep in mind that I've never created my own fleet and haven't found enough references on this sort of situation to explain much other than to say that I am the only person on its roster (I joined and the next day I was the only member of its roster.) and I don't seem to be able to start or end events, change permissions and settings, alter fleet costumes, or anything else that suggests that I have any sort of fleet administrative abilities. If someone can help me I would be eternally grateful. I really don't want to abandon it because others apparently spent a lot of time and effort on it but for some reason felt like they no longer wanted or needed it. I don't know why they abandoned it and I'm not even curious. Currently I'm all it has keeping it from the totally memberless graveyard of forgotten and lost fleets. Ironically enough the orphaned fleet's name that I'm hoping to adopt includes the words Fractured Core. It's like it has a broken heart or something or maybe that's just my own sense of the situation and partially how I feel about it. Understand that I've played numerous games in the past that had guild systems and have had tons of guilds of my own but I have never encountered a situation of this nature and I'm stumped on what to do. I REALLY REALLY don't want to abandon it like everyone else did but I know that I need to have the ability to make changes to it if it is to be saved. In other games I've played, normally when people abandon a guild/fleet the administrative control of it passes to the only member left but this doesn't seem to be the case. Please help!

Last edited by klingonwerewolf; 11-06-2013 at 07:25 AM. Reason: further explanation
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# 2
11-06-2013, 09:06 AM
At the risk of sounding dense - when you say you are the only person on the roster, was that the roster of people online at the time, or did you check the box that says "Show Offline" as well?

If you are the only person period, then you should be able to claim leadership of the fleet, which would allow you to set permissions, etc., as well as invite new members, so I would suggest simply running with it.

I suspect, though, that it was just a slow time for your fleet, and that everyone else was simply offline.
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# 3
11-06-2013, 09:34 AM
As has been said if you are the very last person there you can claim leadership and take it over to build it up, if it comes down to it you could just try and sell the fleet if its a decent level, its sad that so many fleets have become ghost towns.
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# 4
11-06-2013, 09:50 AM
Honestly, if you look at your Fleet Roster; and click the 'Show Offline Members' and it still only shows you, I believe you will be auto-promoted to Fleet Leader in 180 days (6 months or so). if used to be 30 days, but that was considered too short, and caused some major headaches (And claims of Fleets being 'Stolen'.)

You can always try and submit a GM ticket; but generally Cryptic doesn't involve itself in any 'Fleet Politics'. The fact your Fleet Leader and everyone else but you decided to quit the Fleet (if that's what they did), isn't a bug - and the system that's in place for recovery is in process.
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# 5
11-06-2013, 10:52 AM
I suggest becoming the leader of the fleet and using the fleet bank space for your own use. Have all your other characters join a fleet you feel most comfortable with. If you want the main character that is attached to that fleet to join another, assign one of your less used characters to lead the current fleet you are in and have your current character join another fleet. Hope that helps. Good luck.
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# 6
11-06-2013, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by crypticarmsman View Post
Honestly, if you look at your Fleet Roster; and click the 'Show Offline Members' and it still only shows you, I believe you will be auto-promoted to Fleet Leader in 180 days (6 months or so). if used to be 30 days, but that was considered too short, and caused some major headaches (And claims of Fleets being 'Stolen'.)
It is still 30 days. I took control of a fleet last month and the previous leader had onlt been gone for 30, not 180 days.

I think the 180 days thing was a mistake in the patch notes, because the dev blog regarding it still said 30 and in game it's still 30.
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# 7
11-06-2013, 01:59 PM
Yes I checked the box to show offline members and I'm positive that I'm all that's left. Thanks for letting me know I was worried that it would just end up with me having to leave it to the scrap heap. And yeah as I mentioned it's a high level fleet with nearly all tiers completed and a vault full of Mk XI and Mk XII items.
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# 8
11-06-2013, 02:41 PM
Well, if you're the only one left there's another option. Sell it.

If you assume leadership and don't want the fleet, sell it to someone who does. There are people who buy fleets or are looking to buy fleets with progress already made for tons of EC or w/e. Especially if you have a T4/5 fleet like you say, that's going to sell for a LOT. It's possible that you just inherited a gold mine that will solve all of your STO financial problems for quite some time. Assuming you don't want to keep it, of course.

Although I'd empty the bank out and sell everything off first. Pocket that stuff and let the new owners have a nice empty bank.

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# 9
11-06-2013, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by klingonwerewolf View Post
Yes I checked the box to show offline members and I'm positive that I'm all that's left. Thanks for letting me know I was worried that it would just end up with me having to leave it to the scrap heap. And yeah as I mentioned it's a high level fleet with nearly all tiers completed and a vault full of Mk XI and Mk XII items.
This really does sound weird. Anyway, gratz on your new fleet. What's the name, btw?
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# 10
11-06-2013, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by klingonwerewolf View Post
Yes I checked the box to show offline members and I'm positive that I'm all that's left. Thanks for letting me know I was worried that it would just end up with me having to leave it to the scrap heap. And yeah as I mentioned it's a high level fleet with nearly all tiers completed and a vault full of Mk XI and Mk XII items.
Wow! By the sound of it you just won the STO jackpot.
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