be in the same general area in order to send and receive Crew invitations.
Characters in Interlock cannot receive Crew invitations. In this situation,
the player sending the invitation receives an error message, stating that
this character is unavailable.
Captain and the First Mate
The founder of the Crew is automatically designated as the
Captain. The Crew Captain has special authority over certain Crew resources
and organization. One of these authorities is the ability to designate a First
Mate. A First Mate is a member of the Captain's Crew that shares some of the
abilities with the Captain. These are described further below.
- There can only be one First Mate. If that character leaves the Crew,
the First Mate designator can be assigned to another Crewmate by the Captain.
The Captain can also remove and re-assign the First Mate title at will.
- There can only be one Captain. If the Captain leaves the Crew,
the leadership will transfer to the First Mate or the most senior
member of the Crew (who has been in the Crew the longest).
The Captain is the only character that can kick other characters
out of the Crew. A Captain can also disband a Crew completely. All of this
functionality is in the Crew Management panel.
Upon creation of a Crew, a Crew Chat Channel is automatically
created. This Chat Channel is updated as Crewmates leave, and new Crewmates
The Captain's Crew Management
interface includes an option for "Disbanding the Crew". If they choose to
do so, the Crew is disbanded and the Crew is gone forever. Any and all resources
of the Crew are lost. Players could start a new Crew with the same name,
but for all purposes of the game, it would be a completely different Crew.
At any time, a player can quit the Crew from the Crew interface. To rejoin,
they need to have a Crewmember invite them to join again.
Shared Crew Resources
Every Crewmember has access to the Crew Info Bank. This can be accessed in the Loading Area.
The Crew Information Bank is a pool of Information that
Crew Members may contribute to. Members of the Crew are not required to add
Information to the Bank, but may be encouraged to do so. Only the Captain
or First Mate will have the ability to remove Information from the Crew Info
Bank. They can distribute the Information from the Bank as they see fit and
no attempt to regulate this activity will be made.
The Matrix Online also allows crews to band together into factions. Factions
give players the ability to be a part of a larger player organization without
forcing them to give up the benefits of being a part of a small tight-knit
group of players.
Any crew captain which is not already a member of a faction can create a faction
as long as he has another crew captain who is willing to be a member of their
faction. Once created, the founding captain becomes the de facto leader of
the faction and must declare allegiance to a single organization