I once written a post on your online fleet… also then almost least one year, one night finding another gamer, whom was playing star trek online we started talking, sharing on gameplay experience … also in that conservation that he, was thinking in leaving his fleet.. due to that he wasn’t able to interact with them due to the time zone, and wanting to find a localized fleet that’s on that same time zone..
On starting up… is to have friends online to help you out. In starting you need five, to start out.. Just to create the fleet from then ground up.. To register is team up with your group of five in your Lt Commander rank.. And register at Earth Space Dock (ESD) to find where it is, it’s locate in where the Admiral Quinn office, in that location where you could ascertain your future bridge offices, BOFFs. In that process you, figure how to your fleet create logo, also your fleets uniform..
There’s also a Fleet bank created once of your fleet creation.. in which you has the fleet admiral will have to make manageable with privileges system inplacement assign to your members within your fleet, also this will help you to stop theft within the fleet bank….
As we got going… in further into the conversation… we talk about the socials, and figuring how that could apply in recruiting in getting more fleet members… and growing the fleet.. in one traditional social in in game recruiting in local or zone chat.. Where in Earth Space Dock.. Where new players are.. Starting out..
Other social talked is the creation of fleets website as in forum based. Where out game social discussion could take place where it’s also another it’s a secondary home for the fleet… Sharing experiences… And talk…also creating a very safe place for your fleet members..where rules and regulations have to applied in creating that save zone…
The other is using Facebook… In either as a group… or as a fleet page in growing the fleet… as to when using the fleet’s website to cater for more content or creating a more social experiences within Facebook or Google Plus, then the other for just in case situation using twitter.
As to using the fleets website or it’s other two socials Facebook and Google Plus… it can be used for example to do fleet events, or to helping other fleet members out in requesting that to be leveling up..
There’s one thing is being a Fleet/ guild is one of the greatest experiences socially, In which I’m currently in. they’re a great bunch of people covering in all great distances of the planet, but when you’re in game the distances are close by. Sometimes you’ll make more online, in-game friends than on other social media networks such as Facebook, or even on Twitter.
Sometimes being in one, there’s a sense of being in a coffee tea house, you’ll stay along, depending what’s the flavour of the beverage of the day or night is. Sometimes you’ll get invited to a different table, doing PVE (player vs. environment), or PVP (player vs. Player) but one thing in particular in gaming you somehow respect the person in a PVP in winning or losing the match, in return the person/ player will do the same, learning what you could do learning more after what you could do win the next match even if you lost, otherwise there will be no game.
On some nights you’ll spend some times alone in game, or in the Coffee and Tea house, and on some you’ll meet up and catching up, and doing teaming PVE’s or mission episode together, also depend what mission level you are also, also too sharing the rewards ingame . But one thing I did notice it creates a more social learning experience to creating a team together, also learning how to manage, to solve problems together where it’s in or out game related by communicating each other through in game chat.
In some ways you’ll end up have more ingame friends that you’re other social media than to Facebook, twitter, or maybe Google Plus. Plus you’ll may leave a guild/ Fleet in the past I’ve left two fleets, one that no one was around later on and they falling apart in the process that the Fleet members haven’t played for quite some time, the second the fleet was moderately large, but it later It out grew itself and have internally falling out. , later on in the process I left and join up with a smaller fleet in which is founded by the previous members of the second, and it’s growing as a family. In a previous post I mention Fleet bases, and how it helps in building a home, how it challenges, and to work for in creating a fleet or a guild with a focus. There’s another reason I like Star trek online is the responsibilities that comes with it to time share un conditionally the caretaking of the fleet, due to respectively of gaining progressive rankings throughout the fleet, also the learning aspects of the responsibilities in communicating and managing of a virtual team which it is an awesome learning experience.