Sol Alpha Fleet, General Information
Leader: Fleet Admiral S.D. Dusseault (AKA Kenzith Shon)
Play Style: PvP/PvE/Non-RP, voluntary, organized and mature
Primary Time Zone: US, EST (-5GMT)
Age Requirement: 17+, obviously using the honor system here.
Maintain an organized, mature (mostly) and active community with a zero-tolerance-for-drama policy and a friends-and-family feel.
Code of Conduct
Why does the SAF exist?
Because the founder wanted a home that allowed its members to enjoy the games they played while maintaining a higher level of organization than he had found in the past, while still not enforcing a "hardcore" atmosphere.
To what end do we hope to arrive?
To build an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie within the fleet and beyond.
To be known as a fleet of integrity and good etiquette.
To explore the game and do battle with the Federations enemies in a full yet unhurried and voluntary manner.
The Sol Alpha Fleet Code of Ethics
Loyalty- We are a fleet that has its loyalties firmly rooted within. Please maintain allegiance to one fleet. If this becomes an issue, please notify Fleet Command so we understand the details. We may make exceptions, as no situation is black and white, but be prepared to makea choice if you walk this path.
Community We strive to maintain an active comunity. We make use of forums, chat, Ventrilo, PMs, and whatever else the game may give us. We don't care if your part is large or small, but do put effort into being a part of this fleet.
Courtesy Please think about your actions and words, if only briefly, before taking action- If your actions would make you look bad then it will make your entire fleet look bad. Please be reasonably patient and polite to those you meet. You are the only one who can define "reasonable", and we put trust in you to make those judgements. Don't let yourselves get walked on either though, we will all have moments where we have to be assertive, and Fleet Command expects nothing less.
Sol Alpha Fleet, Policies and Procedures
Names which may degrade the reputation of the fleet will not be allowed to where the SAF tag, whether that be the name of your character or your ship.
Some negative examples include: Azztorpedo, Klingonyerpubes, Poopshoot, or the U.S.S. Butt'Plug etc...
We cannot and will not stop you from having toons/vessels with these types of names, but we will not invite those particular toons/ships into the SAF.
We encourage use of forums highly. In fact, in order to apply for fleet membership you will need to register on our forums prior to doing so. We are not asking for everyone to be forum trolls, but if you cannot or will not take part in the forums then this is not the place for you.
There will be planned events, both PvP and PvE, which will then be placed on the sites calendar for ease of reference. Some of what we plan is:
Fleet tactical simulations for fun and tactical training for those who wish to take part in the PvP.
PvE Fleet actions to tackle the in-game content, large or small including raiding.
PvP Tactical Excursions into contested areas and the organization of large scale fleet actions once we have the numbers and interest.
Web-based events are highly likely in the form of contests for either bragging rights or some sort of in-game compensation.
You should know that we are of a "Fleet First" mind-set. SAF encourages in-fleet interaction as much as possible, though you will never be called out for hanging out with friends outside of the fleet. It is simply preferred that members look within the guild for groupmates before looking in open channels.
Maturity of Content
The language content of all fleet communication mediums (in or out of game) is considered to be mature in nature.
Feel free to make crude jokes. Sexual humor is fine. We do not really hold back in terms of how we speak, at least not much. All day long the average adult must adhere to the worlds idea of being "proper", and so when you log into game we want you to feel as though you can relax and let your hair down- Be yourself and speak your mind. Even after having said that, please use judgment and discretion with this type of etiquette. Everyone should expect this language but everyone has breaking points- Be funny, don't be an ass.
Monthly Fleet Meetings (100% voluntary) will be held in Ventrillo on the last Sunday of each month at 8pm EST. The Fleet Meetings are there to provide an open and honest line of communication between all SAF members and their leadership. We will also post a tentative agenda for the meetings as they approach so that all fleet members may use this to decide if they wish to attend. Important fleet information will often be given out at these meetings, however for those who cannot or do not wish to attend, the details of each meeting will be posted afterwards on our website.
Ranks and Fleet Structure
Ranks and Titles
SAF ranks will most likely mirror the Federation naval ranks as closely as it can be made to with the in-game fleet mechanics. We will also be designating other positions with commensurate titles and responsibilities. The details of the ranks, titles and positions will be expanded upon as more information is gained of STO.
The current rank structure and guidelines can be viewed here.
SAF is broadly organized into two bodies- The Exploration Division (all inclusive) and the Tactical Division (100% voluntary).
Exploration Division (PvE)
The Exploration Division, or ED, is one to which every member of the SAF belongs to. This is the bread and butter of the fleet. The ED supports one another in all ways PvE. Certain volunteer individuals will be designated as ED organizers and leaders of sorts. The larger the fleet becomes the more support personell we will designate.
If you are one who is intersted in "raiding" then you may learn about our PvE raiding guidelines here.
Tactical Division (PvP)
The TD will be broadly comprised of a fully volunteer force (Squadron), overseen by our Flag Officers. The details are currently being hammered out by those placed in charge of our tactical Division.
SAF PvP Crede "Bear your victories with grace, and your losses with dignity."
Recruitment and Applying for Membership
Recruitment is done by review of an application. Once the game launches this will be done by the flag officers of the SAF, but is currently under the direct supervision of Fleet Admiral Shon (AKA Dusseault).
If you are interested in applying, feel free to apply here now that you have read our mission statement and charter.