Please welcome our December Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Jon Sparke and Tybe!
Each week Rear Admiral Rocar will discuss some of the current events in the UFoP: Starbase 118 fleet or reflect on issues that we tend to encounter as a community.
In a recent discussion on the Executive Council Captain Tyr Waltas (commanding officer, USS Discovery) reminded us all of an incident that had taken place in UFoP: Starbase 118 a number of years ago. At the time his message came through to our inboxes I was in the middle of an informal conversation with Captain Sidney Riley (commanding officer, USS Tiger). She asked me about the events and I was left thinking about how the fleet was back then, the problems we encountered and the ways in which we have changed in recent times.
On the one hand I have very fond memories of those days. I was partaking in exciting missions with some excellent writers and I had a lot less things to keep track of or worry about. In many ways, however, these were also turbulent days with some players clashing and a number of different opinions that pushed people apart. There was, I believe, a very real danger that we might force ourselves apart. Fortunately, however, we did not and I believe this was, in part, because of something Commander David Cody (first officer, USS Independence) reminded me of in one of our e-mail correspondences at the start of the week. At the time when cliques were forming, tempers were flaring and players were fighting; Fleet Admiral Wolf advised us all:
“Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
“Base your case on the facts, and keep emotion out of it.”
Welcome to the first edition of the new and revitalized forums roundup!
The SB:118 forums are one of the many ways that we interact with each other in this group. It can be a very important tool in getting to know your shipmates, and it can be a place to relax and