A long time back I joined a Fleet. Over the years, I hit 50 and have gotten into the end game content. I would like to purchase Fleet stuff, and I am happy to work towards it.
My current fleet, won't allow access to purchasing Fleet stuff till being a Rank 5 officer of the Fleet. But, they won't tell me what I have to do to reach Rank 5. I have built up nearly 200k Fleet Credits in supporting the Fleet, but I don't feel I am getting anything back.
1) Am I being impatient/unreasonable?
2) If I am not and it is time to change, are there better Fleets out there (ie, letting me have access to stuff - STO Academy maybe??)
3) If There is, who do I message/how do I go about swapping Fleets? I can't seem to see any way of quiting the Fleet I am in...
TacPaddy is right. Option 2. I joined the Fleet just after I started STO. Never regretted it. Friendly, helpful and fun.
In regards to your question about leaving a fleet. Click on the fleet window then go to the roster. I believe in the lower right corner is the Leave button. After that you can join another fleet.
My characters were in two different fleets before joining their faction's STO Academy equivalent and both had a similar stupid qualification structure in place with very unclear guidelines on promotions. I recommend swapping if you aren't personally attached as right now you will wait forever to reap the benefits of your hard work.
Thanks for the reply's. I did make the switch and I am very happy for doing so.
Looking back, now that I have seen a good/active Fleet, I can look back at the old Fleet and be fairly confident in saying it failed to deliver half the enthusiasm, camaraderie and helpfulness I have seen here in just a few days.
There was no community in the old Fleet. I never saw or heard from any Fleet members, so effectively I felt in a vacuum. In that sense, all I had was the next shinny bit of gear to look forward to.
I am not a hard core gamer, and while many can reach 50 and my levels of Fleet Credits in a short time, it has taken me literally years to reach this point. As such, I had no real bench-mark, hence the cry for help which has been gratefully answered :-)
Luke - The Butcher