a quick listing of some of the things that new members may find most useful: store access is unlocked by posting 75,000 fleet credit on the roster (select 'overall contribution' to view yours). you can see a list of fleet grades and their prerequisites here. promotions and fleet credit calculations are made per-toon, not account wide. most fleet members can 'base-invite' friends to the Beautiful fleet store. store access is not revoked, limited, policed, etc. we keep the store well provisioned. there is not a normal 'fleet chat' channel. we use a global public chat channel, 'House of Beautiful'. to join, in your chat type: /channel_join House of Beautiful see this page for more information about chat and our global channel. while teamspeak is available, use of teamspeak, ventrillo, etc is not required. forum participation is not required, although registration is suggested. beware of invites sent by hostile fleet leaders. House of Beautiful does not have a 'main fleet' or 'mother fleet'. we are not closing down. we are not shuffling members. if you are ever told something like this, you are being poached. House of Beautiful has forged many alliances within sto, and have no 'enemy fleets' or the like.