Star Trek Online details its upcoming fleet armadas

    
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The latest Star Trek Online dev blog talks up the sci-fi MMO’s forthcoming fleet armada system. Lead programmer Daniel Razza says that the improvements will enable fleets to form vast armadas to both share resources and speed the construction of fleet holdings, and that armadas can house up to 13 fleets which all share a chat channel and which can contribute resources to any fleet project in the armada.

With all this cooperation comes the need for better logistics management, and Cryptic is tweaking the fleet roster window and adding a slash command that generates a CSV file with useful fleet info.

Source: Dev blog
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TerilynnS Peregrine_Falcon darkthunder84
The lack of anything remotely resembling an exploration system or mode is why I finally walked away from Star Trek Online (for now) even though I adore the game in principle, and had been an avid player since day one.
STO’s story-based content is still very good (and has been getting better, to boot) but in between story-content drops, it just feels like straight-up pew-pew gear grind (to me) and little else.
When exploration returns, so will I. :-)

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BKone Neo_Wolf Except I don’t believe it will, and for the reasons I laid out above.

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Neo_Wolf It’s a political powerplay. And it will help smaller fleets.

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Sadly Fleets Holdings although a good idea NEVER EVER took into consideration small fleets or the fact that most fleets are small fleets.  It was intended to drive people to join large fleets instead.   So the costs involved in building fleet holdings was ridiculous for most small fleets to manage.  then they had the bright idea of the Dil Mine holding that was a fleet holding whose projects had FULL price costs to improve (i.e as though you were a large fleet) in order to earn discounts to make other fleet projects cheaper.  which is just craptic logic im afraid.

At any rate implementing this Armada system so smaller fleets can band together won’t help the situation one bit imo because what will happen is that every fleet will just focus on their own holdings…because the expense of projects etc..hasn’t changed.  The only exception to this I see is if a) a Fleet doesn’t care about holdings at all so just wants to use up their resources on whoever..because it doesn’t matter to them.  or b) they have completed all their holdings so have no further use for their project resources…and considering practically NO small fleet falls into such a category this option will largely be moot.

Now if they had made it so ALL fleets in an armada can use and benefit from ANY member fleets holdings and vendors..then their would have been incentive to co-operate, although again likely all fleets would have just focused on a single fleets holdings under that scenario.

Long and short of it being another good idea not thought through and being implemented in a fashion that won’t really fix the problem despite the good intention, which is pretty much a hallmark activity of Cryptic.

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I just cant get excited due to the lack of cross faction functionality.

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So basically the Alliance system from GW1, but improved?

Awesome. An amazing QoL feature, especially for small casual or RP fleets that now need forums etc. to get things done.

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TerilynnS Depends on your definition of “play”. I log in once in a while, do a few Duty Officer assignments, possibly run the latest Episode, then log off. Sometimes weeks/months between my “play” sessions. I’m a die hard Trek fan, and I have a hard time justifying spending time playing STO. So many faults with the game, and Trek canon violations, it’s no longer funny.

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TerilynnS darkthunder84 Peregrine_Falcon Well, I play. Alternating between beamspamming with my tac’s Excelsior, playing science tricks on my engi’s Vesta, and thinking up stories for both. :D

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Peregrine_Falcon TerilynnS darkthunder84 I will also rejoice at anything remotely like an exploration system… <3

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TerilynnS darkthunder84 
No. I log in once a year to screenshot the anniversary holo.
I’m waiting for them to finally add exploration content to the game before I try it again.