FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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: Is there a full time uniform requirement?
A: We only require Full time uniforms for our Recruiters, Project Leaders, 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! You, the member, chooses how much of an active role you wish to play in the fleet. You can remain an active member or you can strive for a project leader. The possibilities are endless and completely up to you.
Q: What is required of all members?
A: Be active with the character(s) that resides in our fleet as per the fleet charter and comply with our fleet charter.
Q: What does a "Goal Orientated, Family Environment" mean?
A: This means we try to keep drama out of the fleet and maintain a mature environment that is suitable for most members. It also means we treat everyone like family. We like to have fun , joke around and have our rants (sometimes graphic). 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). "Family Environment" does not mean "Family Friendly". These are two different things and should not be confused with one another in the 106th Fleet.
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. 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.
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 "Contribution Probationary Period" which means each toon will have to contribute a minimum amount of fleet holding materials to gain access on that character to fleet holdings. The overall contributions are tracked by the in-game fleet roster. Each aditional toon will have to meet this probation. To see the requirements, visit the "Rank Requirements" page.
Q: How do I bring in an alternate character to the 106th Fleet?
A: Simply contact someone with invite permissions.
Q: Is Discord and/or Vivox (In-Game Voice) 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 VOIP. Some areas of the fleet, like PvP for example, may require you to have and use it for effective combat situations. While VOIP 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 VOIP 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 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".
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