FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(If you would like your question added to this FAQ section, contact the the Fleet Admiral)
Q: How long has the 106th Fleet been around?
A: Jeremy@The_Orig_Jean_Luc_Picard founded the fleet on Feburary 10, 2010 (in real time) or Stardate 87718.20, September 20, 2410 (in-game). We are well established, well known and respected (and hated by a few) throughout the STO community.
Q: Why is the fleet named "106th Fleet"? Are you associated with other fleets that bear "106th"?
A: During a time in the fleet founder's life, the number "106" showed up as a employee number. Since then it regularly shows up in his life at every turn. There is a post in the forums dedicated to showing how frequently the number "106" shows up. You can click here to view it. Currently we are only associated with our Klingon sister fleet, the "106th KDF Battlegroup". While there are fleets both on the Federation and Klingon factions that bear a striking resemblance to both our name and structure, we are in no way affiliated with them.
Q: How do I join the 106th Fleet?
A: The information can be found here.
Q: How can you provide daily salaries?
A: Officers in the fleet contribute to the fleet economy thru a method tried and proven by the 106th Fleet. As a matter of fact, several fleets have adopted this method after us, because of us. We require our officers to make weekly item runs to liquidate thru vendors and the exchange. All drops are made to the appropriate tabs in the fleet bank and then the bank manager liquidates them.
Q: The 106th Fleet is military structured. What does that mean to me?
A: Yes, the 106th Fleet is military structured. What that means to you is this; If you are an officer (Fleet rank of Ensign+ or if you belong to an Officer Permission Group+) then you have a commanding officer to report to. There may be required weekly duties which are weekly reports, item collection, being available to attend and host events. This list is rather small compared to what is actually required of a 106th Fleet officer. Being military structured also means that there are a select few who make the final decisions concerning the fleet. We DO NOT utilize a counsil or other type of voting system unless the leaders themselves post a poll for voting when it comes to fleet business.
Q: Is there a full time uniform requirement?
A: We only require Full time uniforms for our Career Officers, Envoys and the Fleet Leaders. All other members will have a "Standard Fleet Dress" uniform to wear for special events as designated by the fleet charter. There will be "Fleet Duty Uniforms" as well. Again, that information is located in our fleet charter. However, some specific areas within the fleet may have a duty uniform. These areas will set their own requirements for use of the uniform.
Q: What is the 106th Fleet Charter?
A: The 106th Fleet Charter is our guiding and founding principles of the fleet. It defines our guidelines for what is acceptable in the fleet and what is not. This is periodically updated from time to time but members are given all available notice about the updates. Your acceptance and compliance with the charter is mandatory for membership in the 106th Fleet.
Q: What can the 106th Fleet offer me?
A: The 106th Fleet offers all its members stability, knowledge of the game in all areas and aspects and a welcoming environment. The 106th Fleet is full of members (lifetime and veteran as well) willing to help one another. We would love to be given the opportunity to teach you the secrets and how to get ahead in Star Trek Online. We are made up of people who love Star Trek and Star Trek: Online and can share that experience with you. We don't just make friends here, we establish family bonds.
Q: I wish to join a fleet, but I just want the occasional help and social aspects of being in a fleet but not all the political fleet baggage. Do you offer this?
A: YES! We Do! The military structure of our fleet isn't for everyone. It can be very demanding on real life time and game play time. We accepted this from the begining. To help with this situation we have our fleet rank of "Crew" which is our 2nd lowest group ("Recruit" is the lowest and our probationary rank) and it is also our "casual player" area.
Q: What is required of a casual member?
A: Be active with the character(s) that resides in our fleet as per the fleet charter; comply with our fleet charter and have the Fleet Dress Uniform on hand. You will still have limited access to the fleet bank. You will also still be able to access your daily salary associated with your permisison group.
Q: I see you have a JAG Corps (Judge Advocate General Corps). Does this mean I will be watched at every turn?
A: JAG is 90% Passive and 10% Proactive. JAG is proactive when it comes to officer violations of the fleet charter and passive when it comes to specific areas with in the fleet. Most areas are allowed to handle their own disipline for their specific area. Officers who recieve displine may appeal to JAG, but there is no guarantee that JAG will handle their case. JAG may decide to pass the responsibility on to the Fleet Leaders. While JAG may seem intimidating at first, it is more so there to make sure the fleet runs smoothly and there is little to no conflicts with officers or the fleet charter. It does not mean that you will be watched at every turn. Sometimes it may not even be a JAG officer that contacts you about something. Fleet members themselves are always willing to send a friendly reminder if there is something that wrong about a situation. However, when JAG is involved, they always try to find the best possible solution to every event it encounters. However, some events do require the involvement of the Fleet Leaders and drastic measures.
Q: What does the Academy do in the fleet?
A: The Academy is more so a set of forums on our website to get new recruits and long standing members information about varrious areas within the fleet.
Q: What does a "Positive, Family Environment" mean?
A: This means we try to keep drama out of the fleet and maintain a mature environment that is suitable for everyone of all ages and personallities. However we like to have fun and joke around. If you get offended by something that was said, PLEASE SPEAK UP about it or PM the ranking officer online for assistance. Also, with being a "family" comes arguments and disputes. While these are not pleasing, they do happen. Please repect everyone for their beliefs and ideals when it comes to disputes and that everyone has their own view of everything (perception).
Q: Is the 106th Fleet right for me?
A: This is a question you will have to answer for yourself. While we know that this fleet isn't right for everyone, but many call it home. We are no strangers to members coming and going, some in high numbers in either direction. The only way you can truely answer this question is to join up and give us a try. We will not bite your head off if you decide this fleet is not right for you. All we ask is that you respectfully (and with honor and integrity) let us know that you are leaving and the true reason(s) why you are leaving. We also ask that you abide by our policies, not create a scene and exit gracefully. We don't want to waste your time, please don't waste ours.
Q: Do you have any other fleets or MMO's you are involved in?
A: Yes. We have our Klingon Fleet and the 106th Reserve Fleet in Star Trek Online. You do not need to be a member of the Federation fleet to be a member of the 106th Fleet K.D.F. As far as other MMO's, we are always looking to expand our horizons to other MMO's if warranted but at this time we only reside here in STO. The Klingon fleet of the 106th Fleet has its own website. You can click here to visit it.
Q: How many additional characters do you allow in the fleet?
A: We now accept more than the previous set limit of 3 characters. However, members may bring in multiple toons within reason. If members are casual members (Crew), they may opt to have their alternate toons in other fleets in STO. Each alternate character that is brought in to the 106th Fleet will have a 30 day probation (See FAQ about probations). Each aditional toon will have an additional 30 days added to the current probation, if any. For example, your main toon has 15 days remaining and you wish to bring in an alt. That alt toon will have a 45 day probation. If you are bring in two toons at the same time with 15 days on the main, the first toon would be 45 days and the 2nd toon would have 75 day probation, etc.
Q: How do I bring in an alternate character to the 106th Fleet?
A: You must contact a Senior Officer or higher with your request. They can handle your request to bring in additional characters and will file all the necessary paperwork associated with bringing in another character.
Q: Why do you restrict being in other fleets or helping others get their fleet started while in the 106th Fleet?
A: Being in the 106th Fleet requires dedication with an overall support to the fleet. We realize its your account and your time is valuable (but so is our time, please don't waste it!) and you should be able to play as you wish. We are not "penalizing" you for mulitple fleet memberships; we are rewarding you for being loyal, for dedication and support to THIS fleet above all other fleets. At this time only officers (Junior Officers and up) are restricted to sole membership to the 106th Fleet. Casual members are not. This is in place to prevent drama and "conflicts of interest" where members were officers here in the 106th Fleet and officers/founders/leaders of other fleets at the same time. These situations can be tense and full of drama, so they were eliminated in the early stages of the fleet. Helping others start a fleet is prohibited regardless of the member's status (officer or not) in the 106th Fleet. This is also viewed as a "conflict of interest". Members would help start another fleet, gain as much intel and structure information about the 106th Fleet to use for their newly created fleet (spinoff fleets).
Q: Is Teamspeak or Vivox a requirement to join the 106th Fleet?
A: NO. They will never be required to join however, they are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to maintain vibrancy and a good social atmosphere. STF's and PVP run alot smoother when everyone that is participating is able to be on Teamspeak. Some areas of the fleet, like PvP for example, may require you to have and use it for effective combat situations. While Teamspeak may be required to join a wing, you may not necessarily be required to speak while on the VOIP. You may be only required to listen to the orders given out during a match or event. On a side note, there are those that do use Teamspeak and they may get lost in coversation and may not see everything that goes on in fleet chat or other types of written text in-game. The best way to contact people to get their attention is through the use of a private message from the chat box while in game as this sends an audio notification to the member you are trying to contact.
Q: What is the "30 Day Probation" about? Can I promote to a specific group after my probation period?
A: There is a 30 day probation (as well as promotion requirements) before you can join the military structure of the fleet starting on the date that you joined the fleet. This is so you can get a feel for the fleet and do some research on our website about us. After your 30 days are up, you should check the "Promotion Requirements" as well to see if you qualify for a starting officer position with in fleet. There are additional promotional requirements to be met after your 30 day probation period. You can find the "Promotion Requirements" by clicking the link. The 30 day probationary period is also in effect to prevent "Griefing" of the Fleet Starbases.
Q: How do I join an area of the 106th Fleet?
A: First you must wait for you 30 day probation to end if you are new to the fleet. Then you must research what particular area intersts you the most. To do this, go to our fourms (or click here) and find the academy forum. Everything you need to know is listed here. Once you decide on an area, that doens't mean you can't play with others elsewhere, it just means that this is your area of expertise and that you have the want and willingness to teach others your specialty. To find who to contact, check the member comments in the fleet roster in-game.
Q: What times of the day and days of the week are you most active?
A: Our peak times are in the evenings during the week and most of the day on the weekends, USA Timezones. Most of the time you will fine others online during non-peak times, but our peak times are most definately weekdays in the evenings with Friday nights usually drawing the biggest crowd with our famed event "Civil War".
Q: The 106th Fleet is very well structured. Why do you take such a serious approach to a game?
A: To put it point blank, WE WANT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST FLEETS IN "STAR TREK: ONLINE!" Any fleet that hopes to survive the duration of any game they are involved in takes organization on a very high level, unless they just want to be a social fleet or if they don't have goals to achieve. Those that don't wish to put the time, the effort or if they wish to remain simple, will be a mediocre fleet, at best. We aspire to be better than that. Our structure and policies are written in plain English so that they are very easy to understand. While they may be lengthy, again, this shows our dedication and effort everyone puts forth to aspire to be great. Some fleets think just a simple message on how they operate or just "being simple" in general, will carry them into greatness. We do not not. While this works great for friends that just want to hang out and socialize, it does not work for fleets that have the highest goals to achive or for those fleets that want to provide more for you than this great game of "Star Trek: Online" gives us. Greatness takes more than just a few people grouped together who "talk the talk", but don't "walk the walk". The description of our fleet on our home page is only a very small part of us. Yes, we are proud of how awesome we are. Our actions, as well as our words, show the impact of our efforts. In addition to our highly organzied structure, our consistant online numbers speak volumes for the 106th Fleet. Our members re-enforce the awesomeness that is the "106th Fleet"! As stated above, this fleet isn't right for everyone, but everyone is briefed (or shown where to find our information) on what is expected of them and how we operate before they join to alievate any confusion or mis-understanding. Only you will know if this fleet is right for you, no one else.