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Fleets need help with activity

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Fleets need help with activity

TrixxieTriss's Avatar

08.18.2019 , 06:14 PM | #1
Except for Star Forge (because of the amount of people who RP on the fleet during prime time), how are the other fleets on the servers during primetime and outside of it?

They seem pretty low to me and my guess is people spend more time in guild ships and strongholds. I know outside of primetime, the Imperial and Republic fleets on SF are nearly ghost towns. But during primetime, they are as full as ever with many RP people across 3-4 instances (I mean heaps, it’s nearly standing room only near the bars and stairs).
I’m not an RPer, but it’s good to see so many people around having fun. It makes the game feel “whole” and full.

It then feels really sad and empty when I visit the fleet outside of primetime. I think Bioware could add some more activities and incentives to visit or be on the fleet a little more. I know I’m guilty of sitting in my strong holds most of the time and I always log out in my SH. But some of that is because there is no one else on the fleet.

Over the weekend when I visited the rep and Imp fleets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Australian times), which would be Thursday, Friday and Saturday (US times), there were between 29-41 players and one fleet instance. Which is the lowest I’ve seen on Star Forge and is around the same as Harbinger was before the moves. I know a lot has to do with many people in APAC and western US not playing anymore.

Does anyone have any ideas on what Bioware could do or add?

Maybe they could open up the VIP area and add some things up there as nobody uses it and it mostly empty of anything to do.

Here’s hoping Bioware have some plans for the fleet in the future besides RP and the occasional quick visit.

Toraak's Avatar

08.18.2019 , 06:27 PM | #2
People in guild ships count towards fleet numbers.

Many people avoid fleet with how toxic it is. They are either in SH's, or doing activities on other planets. Lets be honest since SH's and Odessan came out fleet is no longer the hub of activity it used to be. In the past it was used to form pugs for Operations, now people use created chat channels for that, so people are going about normal activities while looking for Operation groups.
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TrixxieTriss's Avatar

08.18.2019 , 07:19 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Toraak View Post
People in guild ships count towards fleet numbers.
Ok, I wasn’t sure about guild ships adding to the fleet.

KendraP's Avatar

08.18.2019 , 07:22 PM | #4
The only time I ever bother going to fleet is to pug a gf OP. Other than that I hang out in my tattoine stronghold, which doubles as the hangout when my friends are around.

MikeCobalt's Avatar

08.18.2019 , 07:36 PM | #5
On the *Other Forum a while back a topic about the class ships came up and soon included the fleets aswell; when people talked about Hanging out one member posted "People were supposed to be hanging out at Odessen, not the other places". At the time the base at Odessen was created I can understand the reasoning, but since then with the population drop there are nolonger enough to fill *both simultaneously. The fleets are Very sparse nowadays; I remember when using the GTN at "Jung-Ma" was Standing Room only (Looked like a Mosh Pit ). If they could host activities at the Station itself, people would go and hang around. Maybe a second floor for activities.

IoNonSoEVero's Avatar

08.18.2019 , 09:58 PM | #6
The only times I bother going to the fleet are to do the handful of quests that originate there (ie, the Gree event pickup or SoR prelude), go to the few vendors I can't access elsewhere or get heroics for my characters who can't hit Odessen yet. My strongholds and player ships have everything I need so there's no real reason to hang out there.

I appreciate that it would be nice if the fleet were more lively for those who would enjoy it, but I do think they'd need to address the toxicity to make it more palatable. One of the major reasons I turned off Gen Chat and other communication channels was because of how unpleasant it was on the fleet. IMHO it's a major reason people want to get in and out of there as fast as possible.

Since part of Hearts & Minds took place on fleet perhaps the devs are also trying to draw players back there, and having it be the starting or ending points for quests certainly accomplishes that. Perhaps some of the mini-games people have suggested, like sabacc or pazak would draw people who want to interact with others.

KendraP's Avatar

08.19.2019 , 07:18 AM | #7
For me the major reason for not hanging out on fleet is because I have basically everything I need in a much more convenient setup in my stronghold. I can use all 3 holds, my item mod station, appearance mod station, shop the gtn, check the mail, and sell stuff all without having to so much as move my character.

The general level of idiocy in gen chat doesn't really bug me, personally. My stronghold just has everything I need right there rather than having to run all around a large area.

Visorknight's Avatar

08.19.2019 , 07:47 AM | #8
I think players tend to log on to their main strongholds such as in DK or coruscant. Maybe if fleet can have a personal stronghold, many players will have incentive to log into fleet more often when they relocated their main stronghold to fleet. These days we are going fleet only for trading purposes or getting weeklies quest or pvp quests etc.

casirabit's Avatar

08.19.2019 , 08:19 AM | #9
Not a fan of the fleet, never have been. Too much toxic behavior for me so I just use my stronghold(s) except for the rare occasion I need to go to the fleet. Not sure there is anything they can do to get me to go more often. I did the mission for Hearts and Minds but quickly left after it. I have all the necessities I need in all my strongholds, GTN, banks, etc.

When I do rp it isn't on the fleet either.
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08.19.2019 , 10:44 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
Here’s hoping Bioware have some plans for the fleet in the future besides RP and the occasional quick visit.
But... why? It appears as though you have some particular "thing" for the fleet, but as far as the overall context of the game is concerned, it makes no difference whether or not people are hanging around the Fleet.
You could just as easily say "Here’s hoping Bioware have some plans for Coruscant."
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