How to get promoted in Shadow Fleet
In case you were wondering, there are criteria that you have to meet in order to gain promotions. If you ever want to get past cadet you need to demonstrate potential not just in terms of your character, but your posting ability as well.
Listed below are the different ways you can show your superiors that you deserve promotion.General tips for gaining promotion
:The admiralty reserves the right to waive criteria in special circumstances, such as fast tracking and personnel demands.Cadet Promotions
All new players begin as a Cadet I class. Cadets are monitored throughout their cadet training by an Academy Instructor, who will guide them towards becoming a fully fledged officer. Over the course of the programme, Cadets will be required to complete the Shadow Fleet, Officer Training Course (OTC).Junior Officer Promotions
Promotions up the junior ranks (Ensign to Lieutenant Junior Grade) are based on post count, time served and contributing out of missions. Promotions after this point are subject to approval from the fleet admiralty in addition to the standard criteria.Senior Officer Promotions
Promotion up the senior commissioned ranks - Lieutenant Commander and above - is slower than the junior structure, as higher standards are expected of you. Promotions to the rank of Lieutenant Commander will only be made if there is a department head or first officer position available for the officer to assume. No Lieutenant Commander will be appointed as simply a department officer.
Promotion to Command Level Officer status will only occur after careful assessment of a player's activity and overall contribution to Shadow Fleet. As a position of First Officer comes with increased moderator privileges we need to ensure that only reliable and trustworthy players are awarded this right. In return for these enhanced powers and increased responsibility on the forum, Command Level Officers are continually assessed by the Head of Fleet Operations. Therefore, there is a lot of pressure on Command Level Officers to perform at the level required of them and it is no easy job.
If you have any further questions regarding promotion in Shadow Fleet, contact your commanding officer.Updated 31st July 2015