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Empire: Starkiller Base 118 launches today!

2016 marks an important milestone in science fiction history, as you no doubt are already aware.

One man had a dream about a universe filled with colorful characters, creatures from other worlds, and fantastic starships that could travel the galaxy.

That man was George Lucas, and the year was 1973.

Four years later, Star Wars: A New Hope was released and the world was never the same.

To celebrate this monumental 39th anniversary, UFOP: StarBase 118 is moving to Phase 3 of its maturation and will be converting to a Star Wars-based RPG.

Since 1994, UFOP: StarBase 118 has been a pioneer in the online RPG world, helping develop the art of simming. Founder Fleet Admiral Tristan Wolf decided to trial the 118 simming model on a little known campy TV show from the 60s. Based on a coin toss, Star Trek was chosen over Lost in Space.

But with the release of The Force Awakens last year, interest in Star Wars is at an all-time high. Meanwhile, Star Trek‘s next installment will feature Captain Kirk jumping from a motorcycle.


SO! The time is ripe for a change! Starting today, UFOP: StarBase 118 will be known as Empire: Starkiller Base 118!


Check out the wiki for more details!

The fleet’s current vessels will be transitioning to those of the Imperial Navy:


Meanwhile, check out the Imperial Roster to see if your duty post assignment has changed and feel free to leave a comment on our forums with a new Star Wars species and name for your character if you so desire.

We’re launching right now with an Imperial slant, but for those wishing to play a Rebel Alliance character, let us know as well below so we can crush the rebellion see if there’s interest!

May the Force be with you!

Image from Star Wars Battlefront.

About Roshanara Rahman

Roshanara Rahman is the commanding officer of the USS Veritas. Her writer is Rich, who joined UFOP: StarBase 118 in 2010. In addition to simming, he is the facilitator for the SB118 Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the Federation News Service's editor-in-chief.
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