A little info about the Fleet update. This is based on feedback and comments we've seen in the chat from members, the game update, and continuing to make this a fair and fun environment for everyone. Before you download and read the attached pdf, please finish reading these notes as it explains some of the new fleet additions and why we did what we did. Here we go....
Member Package: The pdf is something all members have access to and will be added to as the fleet grows. Think of it as a fleet reference guide. It can only be downloaded from our 'Band' community page by members only.
Rank Changes: As of now, the admins (Captains) will be Vice-Admirals. The position of Admiral (Me) is now listed as Fleet Admiral. As we've grown, there are certain tasks I can't do when I'm away from the game and I can't run this by myself. That's why I have an admin team. We also wanted everyone to be able to hold the Captain position not just in their personal game but within the fleet as well. The new permissions for Captain are listed in the member package.
Klingon Fleet: We've thrown around the idea of doing a Weekend Warriors Klingon Fleet and based on the poll so do the members. We still will do that but we've decided to wait. We just got the rest of the game released to us this week, including our fleet base. If we do the Klingon fleet now, we will spread ourselves too thin. If we focus on one fleet and it's base, progression will go a lot quicker. Plus based on the chat comments, everyone is having so much fun building our Federation fleet base. Once the dust settles, we will register the Klingon Fleet.
Website: We've decided to do a fleet website. I've done various websites for my personal business and for others, so I'll make sure to make it look great. It won't be done immediately, but I will be working on it starting this week. We welcome suggestions as well.
Fleet Bank Changes: This is a big change. We've unlocked all of the slots in the fleet bank. Each slot will be for certain items (see the member pdf). We've also put daily withdrawal limits (based on item availability). We did this so everyone has a chance at items for whatever purposes. With that being said, the Fleet Items slot is now going to be called Fleet Base Requisitions. This is by request only for withdrawal so contact an admin if you really need to take some. This slot will have open unlimited access, as it does now, until Tuesday November 22. This will allow you to take items out to put towards the base projects. We understand that members have donated these items prior to the game update and it's not fair to immediately cut you off since we are all also adding to our contribution numbers and fleet marks. We will also be using these items as prizes in future contests so you can get additional base project materials to up your contributions and get your marks. We also blocked the base provisions after Tuesday because now they are rare in the game. We need to salvage what we can...lol. When you receive them on your own, you can either donate (deposit) them or keep them, the choice is yours. With it still being wide open until Tuesday, take what you need but try to leave some for others...lol. Admirals have open access to all bank slots, including the Fleet Requisitions for obvious reasons. However, we won't abuse it as we want everyone to be able to get their contribution fleet marks. We aren't dicks...lol
Ranking Up in The Fleet:
This is covered in the attached pdf. We didn't want to just promote people for the hell of it. There needed to be a leveling system and some incentive in addition to fleet contests. Leveling dates (see pdf) for everyone starts today. We have a calendar on the admin band page and will be putting in promotion dates over the next few days to remind us. Ranking up is also NOT based on how much many contribution points you have in the fleet base. The base is all of ours and based on life and schedules and resources, not everyone can contribute as much as others.
I believe I have covered everything so far. We spent a lot of time on these changes and quickly. We didn't expect such a big change within the game and as always, we have everyone's best interest. On a personal note...Darth, Demon and Mank..You guys have been a huge help. Thanks for the work and suggestions you've contributed to these changes. And of course to all our members, you guys are awesome. Let's continue making our fleet the best in Starfleet. ;-)
Fleet Admiral Doan
aka Leroy Jenkins (I couldn't resist)