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Upon Voyager's return, Starfleet soon learned about all the dangers of the Delta Quadrant, and realized they might be facing more threats than just the Borg and the Dominion... In the dark space of the Delta Quadrant, nearest to Starfleet territory, much is going on. A region of space that was not explored by Voyager, has yet to offer many adventures... Here, species such as the Loxians, Torrans and Yzakians are not unknown, and a vast area of space is controlled by the Delta Alliance, a unity of alien civilisations not unlike the United Federation of Planets... But more appears to be going on here, that even these species know little about, when a new danger threathens the existence of the galaxy...


Beyond the borders of Federation space, where the Delta quadrant begins, a nebula has been discovered that blocks all communications and scanners. Beyond this vast nebula, Starfleet begins its deep space research. Admiral Vorak is put in charge of a whole fleet: one large station, and a fleet of ships, with a new task: exploring this area of space. But soon the Expansion Fleet discovers they are not alone, when they meet new life, both peaceful, and hostile... and a threat worse than the Dominion, the Borg, or Species 8472...


View who is in charge of Expansion Fleet at the Expansion Fleet Staff page.

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ABOUT EXPANSION FLEET

The text below contains an archive of the information that used to be on the website.


Who are we?

This game has been created in december 2001 by David Dom (Belgium), in the game respectively known as Flag Admiral Vorak.


What is this game about?

This game is basically a "roleplay game" or in short: RPG. The idea is for players to choose a certain "role" and act out this role. While many other RPG's are email-based, we provide you a number of forums where everyone can post on. That doesn't mean members of the game aren't allowed to email each other regarding the game, but your email inbox will remain nice and clean because most communications will be located on our boards. Every ship, station and department has its own boards and forums. For players who need to send each other a "private communiqué", there is also a messenger linked to the board, which you can use to send the other players a private message only he/she can read.


Requirements for the players

There are no real requirements what concerns the players of the game. You do NOT need to download any software at all, you are NOT required to have your own website in order to be able to join this game. All we ask, which is only logical, is that you post on the relevant board(s) on a regular base. It's not fun for anyone if everyone is going to post only once every two weeks, because then you don't really have an ongoing game and mission. That is why we ask players to post as regulary as possible, from once a day to at least 2 or 3 times a week. Of course, if there are certain periods you can't post that often because of school exams, holidays and so on, we understand and all we ask in that case is to inform us that you will not be able to post for awhile, and if possible an estimated date of your return.


How the game works

As you already know, its a forum-based game, not an email-based. So the idea is to check the relevant forums, topics and new messages on it, and respond there where necessary. Of course, you are to check the forum of the ship you are on. There is no use in checking posts in the forum of another ship you aren't stationed on, although the forums are all open to read for everyone (except the private admiral's forums). There are also "department forums" where you can post if you have a problem, such as the J.A.G., the admiral's HQ, off-duty lounge Ten Forward, and so on. Although we can't promise anything, we try to keep in mind which station on the ship you prefer. If you prefer "tactical", we will put you there instead of at the "science", if that function is still free. If not, you might be placed in another function, but that also means you will get the function you opted for, once it comes free on the ship you are on, or on another or new ship later on (but it will be your responsibility to keep your eyes open for such an event, and to request transfer at that moment).

Your rank always starts low, either ensign if you want to be on a ship right away, or cadet if you want to go into the academy first (those who choose to go into the academy first have a better chance of promotion later on). You can't get promoted by asking for a promotion, but only by deserving it. You can deserve promotions to a higher rank by posting on a regular base, putting inventive ideas in the story, and so on... The only ones who truly have the last word for who gets promoted and who won't, is admiral Vorak and admiral Montrell.

The main idea of the whole roleplay game is that nobody knows how it will continue. Everyone is entitled to put his/her own ideas in the plot, so nobody knows how the mission will turn out (as long as you don't kill another player or destroy a game ship). We ourselves will also not always know how the mission ends, although we will usually be the ones who will tell you how the mission begins. How exciting and interesting the missions might be, will depend for 90% on the players at hand.


EXPANSION FLEET REGULATIONS

These rules apply to EVERY member of Expansion Fleet, regardless the division, their position, rank or number of characters. Not following these rules and not paying heed to following warnings may get you banned. Please do read them carefully.

  • Post on a regular basis (at least a few times a week)
  • If you cannot post for a certain time (holidays, school exams, ...) please inform us so we are aware that you can't be present at the mission at hand
  • If you have not posted for several weeks without informing us that you would not be posting, we have the right to remove and replace you
  • Always stay in your role while you post. If you need to say anything outside your role, do it in an "OFF" message in your post or in the "OFF-messages" forum (keep OFF-messages in the mission topics to a minimum and stick to the subject at hand)
  • Promotion to higher ranks cannot be gained by asking for it, but only by posting on a regular base and by showing inventivity
  • Asking/begging for promotion is not allowed and may result in the opposite reaction
  • The board is as it is, do not beg us to make new forums and new ships. We will do so when we decide it is necessary
  • Sexual scenes are not allowed and are due to be deleted from the boards
  • You never kill another person that is also a player in the game without his/her prior consent, nor destroy his/her ship
  • Follow the chain of command
  • Act the role you have chosen for, for example: if you choose to be Vulcan, don't act emotionally but act like Spock and Tuvok would, and so on...
  • Never do something that is in direct violation with the Star Trek timeline, for example: don't blow up the Enterprise-E
  • Never mix anything from other TV-series or movies, such as Star Wars and other
  • It is prohibited to advertise/spam anywhere on the board in whatever possible form, as well as in the Expansion chatroom (be it either the topic, the main channel or in private message to the other users of the chatroom). Ignoring this rule in whatever way from this moment on, may and WILL get you BANNED.


Terms of Use

Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this BB. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this BB to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by this BB.


Privacy Policy Statement

This is the web site of Expansion Fleet. We can be reached via e-mail at masterphoenix@skynet.beThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

1. Visitors

We recognize and respect your need for privacy and security as you visit our site. When you visit our site to view any pages, you do so without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. While we do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site, we do use standard software to collect information for the strict purpose of tracking activity on our site. This allows us to better understand how many people use our site and which pages and features are most popular. The only information we normally collect and store is: · The name of your Internet service provider. · The web site that referred you to us (if any). · The date and time the pages were accessed. · The page or pages you requested.


2. Registered members

Upon registering a username account, our website collects the following information (additional to the information collected from every visitor): · Your E-Mail address (see further) · A username chosen by you (visible to everyone) · A password chosen by you (information only known to yourself)

This information is necessary in order to register a functional username account on our system. You can provide us with additional information in your username profile, such as your age, gender and location, by adding it to your profile yourself. This is don on an entirely voluntary basis, and this information is not used outside the purposes of the website. You never transmit personally identifying information that you do not enter yourself. And this is always your option; this information cannot be collected unless you specifically elect to send it to us. This information is used internally only for the purpose of fulfilling the request or for contacting you directly and is not given or sold to any other organization for any purposes. Any information you provide in your account profile, can also be edited and removed by yourself. We will never ask any information such as a home address or phone number, in order to allow you to register and use a username account.

Your E-Mail address is never given to anyone without your consent. Requests to view the contact information of another registered member is always denied. In your username account, you have the option of selecting how, if at all, you wish to be contacted. You can volunteer to choose to display your E-Mail address on your profile, or allow people to e-mail you through a contact form that does not provide them with your E-Mail address, or use the internal messenger system to contact you. Your username account allows the option to turn on or off any function that will e-mail you a notification of a private message, a topic reply notification or e-mails sent by us. If any of our e-mails still reach you, then you can request to stop this by contacting us at masterphoenix@skynet.beThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it at which point we will set your account “inactive”.

Our newsletter works independent from our main registration system. Joining the newsletter is done voluntary by any member or visitor, who then volunteers his/her e-mail address for this purpose. Each person can unsubscribe from this Newsletter at any time, at which point your provided information is removed entirely. This Newsletter option is only used to e-mail its subscribed members regarding Expansion Fleet-related information, announcements and other news, but never for any kind of spamming purposes. None of the information of the subscribed members is shared with any other individual or company.

3. Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.

4. Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

5. Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Expansion Fleet will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Expansion Fleet stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. This information does not remain stored in any database after the task of sending this one-time email has been completed.

6. Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at masterphoenix@skynet.beThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .