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Author Topic: Proposal to STO Community for United Council of Fleets  (Read 3491 times)

Offline Nova

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The following has been posted on STO @ http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?p=2532885#post2532885

and

http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?t=149431

So both factions (Klingon and Federation) can review

In coordination between Lotus Fleet and Risen Phoenix Fleet and after receiving private support from other Fleets regarding this matter. Lotus Fleet and Risen Phoenix present this proposal in the hope that other Fleets will choose to endorse this means of communication and distribution of information to Cryptic and from Cryptic to their member base. As a result and some quick math:

If we can get at minimum 100 Fleets to endorse this and in game a max number of 250 Fleet members are present then the potential player base that will be reached is 25,000 STO players that not only take part in discussion on their own Fleets main form of communication but play regularly with the same individuals and as a result can collaborate quickly on all aspects of the game.

As a result of these numbers I can speak on behalf of Lotus Fleet that we have a very large number of Non-STO playing members that we can also reach equally that have the potential to play STO should they begin to see

It is our feeling that this form of communication will help (not compete with) the many other forms of Player to Developer/Developer to Player communication that is also representative of the players concerns and in game interests.

As such support in this endeavor will be appreciated and until a Fleet Council is voted upon (read info below) by the community Lotus Fleet and Risen Phoenix will manage the flow of information temporarily until such time we can be replaced.

Please note that all Fleets are welcome to distribute this proposal to other Fan/Fleet sites in an effort to spread word and support over this endeavor.


Proposal is as follows:

To: All Star Trek Online Fleets/Houses

CC: Other Star Trek Gaming Sites interested in taking part in this endeavor

Subject: Proposal for a United Council of Fleets

What Is the United Council of Fleets?

The United Council of Fleets (referred to hereafter as UCF) is where Star Trek and Star Trek Online Gaming Clans and Websites will join together in cooperation in the world of Star Trek Online, with this in mind the UCF will endeavor to engage and inform the STO player base as well as the non-player base regarding questions and information specific to the development and long term success of Cryptic Studios/Atariís Star Trek Online.

Note: This is a Proposal to all Fleets within The Star Trek Online Community/Star Trek Gaming and will act as pre-curser to follow on discussions in a effort to form a United Council of Fleets and houses.

Please note that this proposal is NOT intended for role-playing efforts, as a result equal representation will be conducted regardless of in game faction.

Key Points

∑ Star Trek Clans and Guilds will form an entity made up of many smaller guilds

∑ Member Guilds/Fleets will need to meet the minimum criteria of the UCF in order to be accepted as a member

∑ Inter-Fleet/Faction conflicts between Fleets will not be entertained, all Fleets will be represented equally regardless of reputation or existing conflicts with other community guilds.

Goals

As a means to an end the UCF will function only to bring player based feedback about STO and its associated content as well as website features and development to the eyes of Star Trek On lines Developing Team (Cryptic Studioís). The UCF will work to distribute via the individual Fleets avenues of communication relevant content and feed back in the form of (but not limited to) surveys, questionnaires, open ended forum discussions, recorded meetings and other vital information that is representative of the player bases opinions. To be crystal clear this body is representative of the Fleet and Clans that play STO and all Fleets and clans that meet the requirements listed are free to join.

Requirements

At least three charter guilds to sign up to the Council and assist in the creation of the Council. Followed by this, the Charter guilds will ensure the continued communication and distribution of information to the rest of the UCF as well as work to manage and organize all information coming from Member Fleets/Houses to Cryptic/Atari.

the 3 Charter guilds will be selected by nomination of the existing Star Trek Online Community.

Follow-on member guilds/fleets must meet all of the following criteria for consideration into the UCF.


∑ Fleet must have some type of communication medium in order to facilitate mass communication needs to the Fleet (I.E: Team speak/ Ventrillo/ Alternative VOIP, Email, Chat room.)

∑ Fleet must have a Website/Forum that represents its individual organization.

∑ A minimum of 5 members is required, no Player Character Alts.


How to Register Your Clan or Websites Interest

Please respond to this thread.

Charter Member Nominations will be taken from the initial 100 Fleets that respond to this thread in support of this proposal and meet the minimum requirements for membership to the UCF.

Fleets wishing to participate:
The Vulcan Kolinahr Fleet
Lotus Fleet
Risen Phoexin Fleet
3rd Fleet
startrekxtreme
The Shadows
The Exile Alliance
Tenarus TaskForce
Australia New Zealand Allied Command  (ANZAC)
United Federation of Planets [UFP]
« Last Edit: 11 April 2010 12:34 AM by Nova »

Offline BLZBUB

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Re: Proposal to STO Community for United Council of Fleets
« Reply #1 on: 16 April 2010 04:12 PM »
 Admiral Nova:

 I have opened a dialog with my co-leaders at STOFleet Command and while the idea of UCF is agreeable, our consensus is that this type of organization has been attempted some few times in the past; to no avail.
 What is the difference between this UCF organization and the ones that have been tried in the past?
 Also, the hope of having 100 fleets sign up to this is, in my humble opinion, somewhat beyond the reach of todays Star Trek community. The stated wish of 100 Fleets/250 in-game members is well beyond the scope of this endeavour. The way I see it is perhaps 40 -> 60 Fleets maximum, with approximately an average of 100 members per fleet/25 members in-game. This gives (to my thinking) a STO player stat of 4,000 to 6,000 members.
 At present, this thread contains 10 Fleets wishing to participate. With a low of 5 members (minimum requirement) and my stated 100 members average, the UCF is currently at 50 -> 500 members. Will that number (lets go with the high of 500 for pity's sake ;) )be a representable faction for viable communication to Cryptic and their Dev team? Would Cryptic even respond to such a low (500) player base?
 Please don't take me wrong here, as I for one agree that a united Fleet player base is a laudable goal in order to get our wishes front and centre in the thoughts of the Cryptic team.
 Please respond with your counter-arguments to my thoughts. STOFleet Command stands ready to assist, should the attempt for UCF be deemed a worthwhile endeavour.  :startrek080:
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Offline Nimue

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Re: Proposal to STO Community for United Council of Fleets
« Reply #2 on: 07 May 2010 03:12 AM »
Admiral Nova:

 I have opened a dialog with my co-leaders at STOFleet Command and while the idea of UCF is agreeable, our consensus is that this type of organization has been attempted some few times in the past; to no avail.
 What is the difference between this UCF organization and the ones that have been tried in the past?
 Also, the hope of having 100 fleets sign up to this is, in my humble opinion, somewhat beyond the reach of todays Star Trek community. The stated wish of 100 Fleets/250 in-game members is well beyond the scope of this endeavour. The way I see it is perhaps 40 -> 60 Fleets maximum, with approximately an average of 100 members per fleet/25 members in-game. This gives (to my thinking) a STO player stat of 4,000 to 6,000 members.
 At present, this thread contains 10 Fleets wishing to participate. With a low of 5 members (minimum requirement) and my stated 100 members average, the UCF is currently at 50 -> 500 members. Will that number (lets go with the high of 500 for pity's sake ;) )be a representable faction for viable communication to Cryptic and their Dev team? Would Cryptic even respond to such a low (500) player base?
 Please don't take me wrong here, as I for one agree that a united Fleet player base is a laudable goal in order to get our wishes front and centre in the thoughts of the Cryptic team.
 Please respond with your counter-arguments to my thoughts. STOFleet Command stands ready to assist, should the attempt for UCF be deemed a worthwhile endeavour.  :startrek080:

Unfortunately must agree here - we joined one of three similar groups/movements formed recently, and cannot say there's much activity there. What makes this one better or more plausible than other three?

Actually what my people asked me every time I brought them similar proposal was - we all have right to voice our opinions on official STO Forum, everyone who care can actively participate on forum, and be heard. Why we need someone else to gather our opinions and thoughts to send them to Cryptic, when every and each of us can do that?

What's the point? Why you think some organization/association of Fleets will have more influence?

On the other hand, maybe I just don't understand - we're small Fleet, we exists for a month and a half and have measly 12 members and have no big needs, maybe with time we'll need... "more"!
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