HMA Public Fleets are open to anyone who wishes to join them. However, participation is contingent on the observance of fleet rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the fleet. Multiple (or particularly egregious) failures to comply may result in the offending pilot, corporation, or alliance being prohibited from participation in future fleets. Each bosmang is free to run their fleet as they choose, but below are our standard rules.
Don’t be an asshole. This should be fairly self-explanatory. If it’s not, you may be an asshole.
Don’t be a bot. We are a social club, after all.
Do not shoot fleet members. Excepting for violations of the other rules, fleet membership is sacrosanct. Joining fleet with the express intention of killing fleet members is grounds for immediate blacklisting.
Do not steal from fleet members. This includes such things as scooping cans or failure to pay buybacks as agreed.
Do not shoot our MTU. It’s a real pain in the ass and will get you shot.
Do not deploy personal MTUs. This interferes with collection.
Read the MotD. It’s hard enough keeping these fleets running smoothly without having to answer questions that have already been answered.
Respect Right of Way. Whenever possible, avoid mining rocks that are already being mined. When in doubt, biggest ship wins. In particular, avoid the Bosmang’s rocks since they cannot move without disabling compression and reducing boost range. Generally, those will be identified with an X but when in doubt, don’t mine anything within 35K of the bosmang.
Tip Your Bosmang. The skills and equipment to run an HMA Fleet takes many months and billions of ISK to acquire. So, if you’d like to keep mining twice as fast for 100 times as long, it is highly recommended that you compensate your bosmangs accordingly. Assuming maximum boosts and compression, the suggested donation is 25% in Ore or ISK.
Fly at your own risk. It’s safer to be with us but things happen. If you lose your ship, you have no one to blame but yourself. It is also recommended visit our Discord to verify that you are joining an official HMA Public Fleet.
Share the fleet. Our community is our strength. The more people involved, the safer and more prosperous we all become.
As a Bosmang, you are responsible for the direction of your fleet. As such, you have the final decision regarding who participates in your fleets and the rules by which it operates. However, keep the following best practices in mind to ensure that you meet the standards for HMA Public Fleets. Failure to adhere to these standards could result in sanctions being applied to any participants.
Anyone can run a fleet. Although it is recommended that you pass control to a senior bosmang on request, everyone is encouraged to take their hand at running a fleet.
Fleets should be free. With few exceptions, an HMA Public Fleet should be free to participate in.
No Advertising Competing Organizations. Hopefully, this is fairly obvious. You should not be advertising for any competing organizations. You are, of course, welcome to advertise your corporation or alliance as the sponsor of your fleet.
Combine Fleets, when practical. Ideally, there should only be one HMA Public Fleet for any particular activity. Consider using additional wings and squads to break larger fleets into smaller groups.
Fleet comes first. HMA Public Fleets are strict NPSI. While a member of the fleet, you should be immune to aggression from other fleet members. Likewise, anyone outside of the fleet should be considered fair game.
Fleets should be clearly identifiable and accessible. HMA Public Fleets should clearly be HMA Public Fleets. For guidance on proper fleet set-up, click here.