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March 2020 Post Counts

The Fleet saw a slight decrease in its activity during March, probably not surprising giving all of the anxiety present in the world. Still, despite the ongoing global crisis activity was not suppressed as we might have expected, with a fleetwide average during the month was 175, down from last month. The total across all ships was 1,228 sims.

This month, the USS Atlantis led the month with 244 sims posted and the Embassy came in second with 218. The Gorkon with 194, Veritas with 164, and Ops 151 brought up third, fourth and fifth respectively while the Eagle with 146 came in sixth, and the Constitution posted 111.

What does April hold for the fleet?  What does your ship have planned? Can’t wait to see!

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


Red Alert: The StarBase 118 Miniatures Game

All hands to battle stations! Building on the success of the StarBase 118 Offline RPG Card Game (SB118ORPGCG) launched five years ago, we are excited to announce Red Alert: The Starbase 118 Miniatures Game, a new spin-off tabletop miniatures game that lets you re-enact your favorite StarBase 118 battles or create your own exciting hypothetical match ups!

Red Alert is fully compatible with SB118ORPGCG, using character and equipment cards as resource cards, but the use of ship cards is expanded with a complete set of dice to engage in fast-paced starship combat.

Our first edition starter set will help you build your battle group with the following components:

Additional ships will be added to the Red Alert line each month!

  • Two pre-painted starship miniatures:
    • 5-inch Akira class heavy cruiser
    • 4-inch Veritas class medium cruiser
  • Two character cards:
    • Special edition Fleet Admiral Tristan Wolf character card
    • Fleet Captain Sal Taybrim character card
  • Four starship cards:
    • USS Thunder-A ship card
    • USS Veritas ship card
    • Alternate USS Ronin ship card
    • Alternate USS Minerva ship card

  • Additional cardboard tokens, including:
    • Tholian, Klingon, Romulan and other NPC warship tokens
    • Asteroids and other astronomical hazard tokens
    • Planet tokens
    • Starbase token
  • 2 battle scenario maps
  • Dice
  • Rule book

Check out our announcement on the 118 Wiki for all the details, including information about the two complete battle scenarios in the starter set: the Battle of Gamma Camelopardalis and Operation Bright Star!

Red Alert: The Starbase 118 Miniatures Game – For two or more players. Coming Summer 2020!


Slingshot around the sun: Donations goals met for 2020 and 2021

After asking the fleet to step up a few weeks ago to make sure we could meet our 2020 donations goal for May 1, we received a fantastic and thrilling outpouring of support. Soon after, we met our 2020 goal, and then fulfilled all of the 2021 goal, which means we’re set until May of 2022!

Huge thanks to these incredible donors: Jo Marshall, Genkos Adea, Geoffrey Teller, Oddas Aria, Tara Wilkins, Addison MacKenzie, Alex Blair, Jacob Horne, and Ferier Kian. One incredibly generous – anonymous – donor fulfilled than 50% of the 2021 goal and counts as our largest single donation in the group’s history!

Additionally, we received a few donations to help our advertising campaigns, and as such we hope to launch some Google Ads in the next few weeks to help with recruitment.

Our community relies on donations from our members to keep our website, forums, and wiki online. It’s only with your support that we can keep our resources online and ensure we protect our domains.


Add your Writer ID to all emails

Just a quick reminder to all members of our fleet that your Writer ID should be attached to all emails you send on fleet business, including your sims and also the OOC messages to your ship list and taskforces.

These Writer IDs are critical in helping our fleet staff keep track of your contributions to the fleet, and are used in helping review your past efforts for the sake of promotions and other commendations.

We recommend adding your Writer ID to your email signature and making sure your signature is identical on both your desktop/laptop email client as well as your mobile device email client – sometimes, like in the case of Gmail – the email signature is set by device type (desktop/mobile/tablet, etc.) as opposed to by account.

We have a full tutorial on our wiki that explains how to add your Writer ID to your email signature, as well as some other methods you can use if that doesn’t work for you.

To check your Writer ID, head to the Complete Member Directory on the wiki. Have questions about your Writer ID? Talk to your ship’s CO for guidance!


Promotions for February

The staff of UFOP: SB118 would like to congratulate all who saw their hard work and dedication pay off this month. Please be sure to congratulate these members when you see them around the forums and chat room!

EAGLE

  • Quentin Collins to Lieutenant Commander
  • Artinus Serinus to Lieutenant JG
  • Gavin Kinnear to Lieutenant JG

GORKON

  • Loxley to Lieutenant JG
  • Corliss Fortune to Lieutenant
  • Samira Neathler to Lt. Commander

Want to learn more about advancing in rank like these hard-working fleet members? Check out our Promotions Guide on the wiki!


February 2020 Post Counts

The Starbase 118 Fleet held its own through February, with some ships seeing quite an uptick in their sim counts and everyone showing strong. The fleetwide average this month was 196 sims, down just slightly from last month. This made for a total of 1,375 sims across all active ships. February is a month where the numbers typically dip slightly due to it being a short month, so it was good to see it didn’t have a huge impact!

This month, the USS Gorkon leads the pack with 277 sims written. Not too far behind them is the Embassy with 215 sims, and Ops with 211. Fourth place goes to the Eagle with 187 sims, while fifth place goes to the Atlantis for the second month in a row with a strong 182 sims. Following them, but not by far, the Veritas came in with 155 sims and the Constitution with 148. Where will we stand next month? With a new year going strong, stand by for March!

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


We could be short of our donation goal for May 1

We’ve had some amazingly generous donors in the past few months that we want to recognize! Huge thanks to our new donors: Tara Wilkins, and alumni Michael Frazier!

And continuing appreciation to our recurring and returning donors: Maddi Hyden, Jo Marshall, Ferier Kian, Oddas Aria, German Galven, and Genkos Adea!

But we still need to raise another $324.00 before our May 1 fundraising deadline, when our yearly hosting – our largest expense by far – renews.

Can you help by donating $10, $25, or more now? It only takes a minute or two and your donation is processed securely by Stripe.

Every donation we receives goes directly toward our yearly costs, all of which are detailed on our donations page. Our community is entirely member supported!


Promotions for January

The staff of UFOP: SB118 would like to congratulate all who saw their hard work and dedication pay off this month. Please be sure to congratulate these members when you see them around the forums and chat room!

STARBASE 118 OPS

  • Karen Stendhal to Lieutenant
  • Malko to Lieutenant
  • Dante Termine to Lieutenant
  • Solaris McLaren to Lt. Commander

VERITAS

  • Addison MacKenzie to Lt. Commander

Want to learn more about advancing in rank like these hard-working fleet members? Check out our Promotions Guide on the wiki!


January 2020 Post Counts

The Starbase 118 Fleet was off to a great start in January with over half the ships in the fleet beating all previous January numbers in their histories. The fleetwide average this month was 208 sims, up some from last month for a total of 1,459 sims across all active ships. After the holidays and various vacations and real world activities, it is great to see everyone jumping back into some incredible stories!

This month, the Starbase 118 Operations leads the pack with 285 sims written. Just behind them is the Gorkon, for the second month in second place, with 247 sims, the Veritas with 242 sims, and the USS Eagle with 239 sims. Fifth place goes to the Atlantis at 176 sims, with the Constitution not too far behind them with 139 sims. The Embassy put in a good showing as well with 131 sims this month, increasing their lead on prior years numbers. Where will we stand next month? With a new year fully in motion, stand by for February!

Check out some of the highlights of this past month’s simming through our Appreciations forum, where you and your fellow members can nominate sims, great quotes, and other memorable moments for the rest of the fleet to enjoy!


2020 State of the Federation Address

Each year, the Executive Council – as required by the community Constitution – pulls together a “State of the Federation Address” intended to inform the fleet about the challenges facing our community, and what we’ve accomplished in the past year.

The EC is very happy to announce the 2020 address has been completed, which you can find on our wiki.

Thank you to Lt. Cmdr. Sky Blake for spearheading the project this year!

The Executive Council is always happy to hear from our members with feedback or questions, and a thread has been opened on the forum about the State of the Federation Address for that purpose.


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