Continuing the look at how the fleet as a whole is doing, here are the monthly figures for total posts for each ship. This summary will give you an idea of how active the ship is on a month-by-month basis.
This first chart shows the average number of sims across all ships in the fleet by month, so far this year. So, summing the total number of sims in a month and dividing by the number of ships, we get the figures you’ll see below. This month, we saw a definite increase in the average number of sims per vessel across the fleet, which is a promising sign as summer progresses.
This second chart shows the number of sims from each ship for the month of July. Overall, most ships are either a little down or about where they usually are in terms of numbers, but an outstanding month for the Apollo definitely rises above the rest with 357 posts for July – a definite help in bringing up our monthly average for the fleet as a whole.
We asked FltCapt. Jaxx what happened in July that launched the Apollo’s numbers into the stratosphere, so far above the rest of the fleet. Here’s what he had to say:
It was an unusual month for the Apollo. Whenever we start a new mission we see a surge in sims for that month, typically around 200. Our past mission has been the most interesting to date. A hostage situation developed, trapping the entire command staff. It left the junior officers to work on ending the conflict. There was so much going on, and so much creativity that every player simmed full time, with roughly 60% of the ship simming 20+ times. It was such an interesting plot that people could not wait to answer their tags. The crew did a phenomenal job, and I am looking forward to August!
(Image credit: Memory-Alpha)