Announcing FleetComm, the exploration-focused Private (pc) Group


"Those who took part in the Distant Worlds Expedition, the First Galactic Expedition, the Crab Nebula Expedition, and several others will be familiar with the Kamzel private group. The Kamzel PG was created by CMDR (Erimus) Kamzel to allow a safe space for the Distant Worlds pilots, and that group has grown to over 1,200 members. On September 1st, that private group was renamed (and transferred to a new, dedicated game account) to FleetComm. I have taken over administration of the group, although I have no intention of straying far from the guiding principles that have built Kamzel into the group that it is now. I have also selected a couple of other commanders to assist in running the group -- they may or may not identify themselves. At some point in the future, if I get burned out, will select and turn the group and account over to the next Dread Pirate Roberts, and retire."
-CMDR grnbrg​

Hello! I'm CMDR Satsuma, the new Dread Pirate Roberts, and I'm delighted to announce that FleetComm Private Group is open again to commanders on the Distant Worlds 2 expedition!

In addition to the FleetComm private group, there is the FleetComm HQ Discord server. Other groups are welcome (but certainly not required) to use it to host their expeditions in the future. I can usually be found there, if you have any questions or emergency issues with the PG.

The rules of the FleetComm Private Group are as follows, and all members are expected to follow them:

RULE 1:
Commanders are not permitted to cause the destruction of another Commander's ship​

RULE 2:
Any aggressive activity (which must not violate Rule 1) must be by mutual consent of all parties involved.​

RULE 3:
Restrict speed and stow hardpoints while within 2 kilometres (including altitude) of any published waypoint, landing zone, base camp, or any gathering of 4 or more ships.​


Violation of Rule 1 will result in an immediate ejection and permanent ban from the group, whether deliberate or accidental. Violation of Rules 2 or 3 may result in either temporary or permanent bans, at the sole discretion of the group admins. Rule 1 is self evident. Rule 2 is intended to allow races and other games and events within the group. Note that both hull damage and SRV destruction are permitted under Rule 2, but ship destruction is not. Rule 3 is intended to ensure that gatherings are safe. There have been very few incidents in the history of the Kamzel private group, and (to my knowledge) no incidents where a commander deliberately attacked another. However, there have been incidents where commanders at published landing zones have incurred significant hull damage because another commander had an "accident". Fly safe. Check your speed, not your credit balance.

And a word about membership. FleetComm is normally open to all commanders. As long as they are willing to follow the posted rules, I don't care what they do in Open. I have a list of commanders who will be scrutinized and likely interviewed before their membership is (or is not) granted. I have a smaller list of commanders who have been confirmed to have invaded PvE groups in the past. Those commanders will not be admitted.

Joining FleetComm is a new, streamlined one step process.

Step 1: Fill in the FleetComm Application Form. This gives me a single place to review applications, as well as explaining the group rules, and asking you to agree to them.​
Step 2: There is no step 2! You don't have to send a friend request, or an in-game request to join the private group. Everything is driven off of the application form! Easy peasy!​

We will review the application, and approve the join request ASAP, usually within 72 hours.

Optionally, but encouraged: Join the FleetComm HQ Discord server. The FleetComm Discord server is the official communications hub of the FleetComm private groups. While membership in the discord server is not a requirement for membership in the private groups, Commanders banned from the discord server may be banned from the private groups as well.


Welcome.


CMDR Satsuma.

Host your expedition on FleetComm!

Starting with the original Distant Worlds, FleetComm has hosted the vast majority of exploration fleet expedition, providing a Discord server and Private Group for expeditions over the years. We can offer:
  • An exploration-focused PVE PC private group with over 8500 members
  • An exploration-focused Discord server with over 13,000 members
    • Active expedition-specific channels
    • Multiple exploration-focused bots
    • An extremely helpful and friendly community
  • An active moderator and admin team with a focus on exploration
    • Most of our admins and moderators have been involved in planning major expeditions and are happy to help new expedition planners
If you're considering planning an organized expedition, talk to us! We'd love to help you out.
 
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Application sent! Satsuma, you rock. Thanks for putting in the work for all of us to enjoy this. Looking forward to DW2 adventures with the FleetComm group.
 
Darn .. i need to learn to read .. inadvertently signed on the old thread .. i assume it will be ignored

re-submitted here .. thanks in advance .
 
Sorry, I too applied via the old form. Also I didn't notice (since I was reading the old thread) that you are open to official DW2 participants only.
Guess I just made some extra work for you guys. Sorry again.
 
Trying to register but this process is convoluted.

What is FleetComm or Kamzel?

One form is enough?

Do I have to join the PS4 Private Group?

Can anyone explain and not post colorful links?

And what is primary Distant Worlds 2 roster? Can't we, new players join?
 
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Trying to register but this process is convoluted.

What is FleetComm or Kamzel?

One form is enough?

Do I have to join the PS4 Private Group?

Can anyone explain and not post colorful links?

And what is primary Distant Worlds 2 roster? Can't we, new players join?
FleetComm, like the title says, is an exploration-focused private group for PCs. It used to be called Kamzel during Distant Worlds 1 (though that's ancient enough history that I can probably remove that).

One form is indeed enough. We go through the form responses and send out invitations to the private group to the people who filled out the form.

If you're on PS4, you don't want to fill out the FleetComm application form. FleetComm is PC-only. If you join the FleetComm discord (which is a different animal entirely), you will find instructions for joining a PS4 private group that's associated to FleetComm.

The primary Distant Worlds 2 roster is the original one that was open up until January 18th. For now, we're restricting new members of Fleetcomm to people who are on that roster. If you're on the overflow roster, then we recommend (for PC players) Mobius. But since you're on PS4, none of this applies to you.
 
FleetComm, like the title says, is an exploration-focused private group for PCs. It used to be called Kamzel during Distant Worlds 1 (though that's ancient enough history that I can probably remove that).

One form is indeed enough. We go through the form responses and send out invitations to the private group to the people who filled out the form.

If you're on PS4, you don't want to fill out the FleetComm application form. FleetComm is PC-only. If you join the FleetComm discord (which is a different animal entirely), you will find instructions for joining a PS4 private group that's associated to FleetComm.

The primary Distant Worlds 2 roster is the original one that was open up until January 18th. For now, we're restricting new members of Fleetcomm to people who are on that roster. If you're on the overflow roster, then we recommend (for PC players) Mobius. But since you're on PS4, none of this applies to you.

Thank you Satsuma, I've been tweaking my ship and will hit the road once it's ready but I don't want to be left behind once I come all the way up to Omega.

And sorry for the inconvenience, I filled out the form earlier :/
 
Thank you Satsuma, I've been tweaking my ship and will hit the road once it's ready but I don't want to be left behind once I come all the way up to Omega.

And sorry for the inconvenience, I filled out the form earlier :/
I'm in the same boat as you. Im outfitting my ship, running around getting engineering done. Will be making my way tonight. Ive put my application in to Fleetcomm.

If neither of us are successful, we could wing up/ do a separate PG for late comers until we get accepted etc?

Let me know.

Im CMDR R K Paul
 
I'm in the same boat as you. Im outfitting my ship, running around getting engineering done. Will be making my way tonight. Ive put my application in to Fleetcomm.

If neither of us are successful, we could wing up/ do a separate PG for late comers until we get accepted etc?

Let me know.

Im CMDR R K Paul
Why not, but I can't add you for some reason, my Friends tab doesn't have an add friend button.

You can add me, I'm CMDR Ningauble_3.
 
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For now, we're restricting new members of Fleetcomm to people who are on that roster. If you're on the overflow roster, then we recommend (for PC players) Mobius. But since you're on PS4, none of this applies to you.
Ah damn - I also applied on the old form AND sent a request to your group. Plus, I am in the latecomer roster ... sorry! I hope that you guys open up for the latecomers as well in the future!
 
I hate to be "That Guy" but I guess I am that guy and I need to repeat myself.

FleetComm Rules Apply to Everyone at all times while they are actively in the FleetComm private group

RULE 3:
Restrict speed and stow hardpoints while within 2 kilometres (including altitude) of any published waypoint, landing zone, base camp, or any gathering of 4 or more ships.

A few minutes ago at a meetup with a dozen or more ships, an Asp and an SRV decided they would start firing weapons at each other. Specifically, Beam lasers from the ASP, within a few meters of other ships.
I called them out on it and they responded that it was OK because both parties agreed to it and they were just having some fun.
I'm sorry but that's bull.

You cannot just ignore Rule #3 because you want to have some fun.
If you feel the need to do that kind of stuff, do it at least 2KM away from the gathering of ships. It's RUDE, It's Dangerous, and most of all, it's against the rules that YOU Agree to follow when you apply for membership to FC.
If you don't want to follow Rule #3, you should not apply to the group.

It's stupid things like that that causes accidents and some poor bystander will end up on the rebuy screen or forced to visit the nearest station to buy a new SRV.
When you're at a meetup, people are nervous anyway. There are a lot of ships around and a lot of people you don't know.
Weapons fire of any kind makes people nervous. SO KNOCK IT OFF.
 
Hi,
lost my google-link for correcting some information on the roster due to a crash of my computer. got a new one, but i do not have the link.
the information - my ingame CMDR name - needs to be corrected.
how to get the link again?
my roster name on #3288 is Frank N Furter. my correct ingame name is Frank N. Furter.
think that this may cause troubles accessing the PG.
thx
 
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