I am interested in setting up Squadrons in the fleet. In my mind these would be semi-unofficial groups set up to do a certain type of thing in STO more often.
For Instance I would like to set up a Squadron of 7-10 people to do STFs together on a regular basis. This would allow these people to not only learn the STFs better but also to get used to each others play styles and to outfit their ships to complement the other people in the squad in order to better do the STFs.
That is just one example. We could very easily set up groups for pvp or missions or exploration or anything else. Keep in mind that while such a squadron would give preference to its members when doing whatever activity they were set up for this would NOT be an exclusive group. Other people in the fleet would still be welcome to participate in the events so that they could learn to be better at whatever it was the squadron does.
I would like to get the rest of your thoughts on this, I have discussed it a little with Attilio but am putting my idea here in more depth. Keep in mind this is a discussion thread for the fleets approval or disapproval. This isn't a thread to sign up for a group however tossing out ideas for other types of squadrons and how they might work is encouraged.
If this gets off the ground with Attilio's approval and with interest then I will start a separate thread for my squadron idea. Thanks for your time all.
That is a really good idea. As long as Attilio blesses this project, I think it's great! Just a little group to do parts of the game together. I would be interested in joining the STF group. I might suggest that another rank be added into the Fleet to accommodate a "Squadron Commander" rank. A few more privileges than the usual Officer rank. If only to be able to communicate more easily to the Squadron members. Even without this rank addition, I think it would be great fun to get together as a team to do things. We normally do this anyway, but I think it would be great to get a usual group together. I think we would eventually work really efficiently together. Especially for the STF's, the Squadron would work quickly and efficiently with the fewest losses and the greatest success rate. We would certainly get more EDC's and salvage this way, which we could convert to amazing ship capabilities and ultimately assemble an unbeatable Fleet Bank
. Imagine how much easier it would be to the RA's to be able to jump into STF's and hang with the "big dogs" right away. It would be great to get a crafting squadron together as well. People that would focus on crafting items, and would be able to fill orders from Fleet members. We could all feed components to the crafting people and have them just start fabricating. We would ultimately be creating a better fleet with an enviable Bank, and stronger players, albeit slightly specialized players. Then again aren't we all specialized in some ways? I love this idea, and I can't wait to get behind it! :mrgreen:
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this idea is a good one.
Kairu Wrote:I like the title, but I think, overall, there shouldn't be that much of a difference in privileges. The most I feel they should have is a better way of communicating with everyone involved.
With the "Squadron Commander" rank I was mainly just thinking of the ability to post messages and send mail to all squadron members (if that is even possible). Maybe the ability to grab a few extra things from the Fleet Bank to help the squadron. Kairu, I think we were both thinking of the same thing, you just said it better than I did
. Now that we have more members I think we could have many squadrons, so there would be no shortage of squadrons to join.
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Alright, yeah. I suppose I just misunderstood you. But imo I believe what you said for the privileges is reasonable.
I do like the idea of having squadrons, it sounds interesting. I'm guessing we would have:
A crafting squadron won't be entirely necessary; but if there will be a crafting team it would be led by the Chief Crafter.
By the way, unfortunately there is no way to send message to a specific group of people in the game; however I could easily create boards in the forum for each squadron. As for an additional rank, I could make the Captain rank the Squadron Commander rank. Unfortunately we are limited to 7 ranks so I cannot just add a new one.
Sounds good to me. Basically the way I was thinking Attilio would be about what you have said there with maybe a squad specifically to help people with episodes but that one may be a bit redundant. As to a separate rank for the commanders it would be interesting but not really necessary, however the one thing that would be nice about setting a separate rank is you could give that rank the right to create fleet events. The separate board areas would be really useful also.
If you approve of this id like to get a thread up for the Space STF one at least as that's what I was interested in getting going or even 'leading'.
The episodes could fall under PvE since those are PvE lol
I do approve the idea, its a good. Just don't start anything yet. If we're going to do it, then I want to do it right. Let me go over the ranks and see how I might be able to adjust them. I'll post a reply here when we're ready to start.
Alright so I have decided to make Squad Leaders part of the Flag Officer rank. They have mostly the same fleet permissions anyway.
Blakmage, I sent you a message in the game. Please read it and get back to me as soon as possible.
Please, don't start setting anything up yet for the STF squad. Thanks.
The idea is approved! I'm very excited to see this come to light. I think we can successfully manage squadrons from the forums. Can we do anything about the Fleet Bank? I expect there will be significantly more loot in the bank once the squads get to kicking a$$ and taking names. I was taking a look at the ranks of fleet members before the servers took a nap today, and I'm thinking that the Mk IX, X, XI tabs will fill up quickly. If we can't get more room, than I suggest a fire sale. Take what you want by a certain date or all greens will be sold on the exchange.
With the STF gear, do the requisitions become bound to the player upon pickup or equip? I know that the EDC's, Salvage, and Tech are bound on pickup, but the actual requisitions (be they weapons or equipment) I think are bound when they actually are equipped by the player.
Squadron Commanders can and should maintain a list of their members to send out messages in-game if needed. Otherwise posting in the forum is sufficient. I just worry that every member of the fleet might not check these forums enough.
In other news: I want to join the STF squadron!
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