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December 2020 Post Counts

The final month of 2020, December, saw an increase of both total sims for the fleet and average per ship – to 1876 and 208 respectively – a great way to end the year and a testament to our dedicated writers.

December 2020 Post Counts

For December the crew of the Veritas lead the fleet with 271 sims, followed by the Thor with 248, Ops with 218, the Constitution with 214, and the Arrow with 201. Following the Arrow was the Chin’toka with 198, the Gorkon with 187, the Juneau with 173, and the Resolution with 166.

An uptick in posts is a great way to end 2020, and we look forward to amazing 2021!

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!


November 2020 Post Counts

In November 2020 the fleet saw a slight decrease in sims, finishing at 1625 for the month total and 181 average per ship.

Leading the pack, again, was Ops with 268 sims, followed by the Gorkon with 255 sims, the Thor with 208 and the Chin’toka with 185. Just behind the Chin’toka was the Resolution with 184 sims, then the Juneau with 145. After the Juneau were the Arrow with 138 sims, the Constitution with 123, and the Veritas with 119.

The end of the year is always an exciting time in the fleet, and we look forward to seeing all the creative and fun posts put out by the fleet.

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!


October 2020 Post Counts

October 2020 saw an increase in the number of posts to the fleet – reaching 1,866 total sims and an average of 207 sims per vessel.Post counts for October 2020

Ops led the fleet with 344 sims in October, with the Chin’toka following at 279, the Gorkon at 261 and the Juneau at 191. Following the upper four were the Arrow with 168, the Thor with 158, and the Constitution with 157 and the Veritas with 155 and the Resolution with 153.

As we move towards the end of the year we look forward to seeing what ships have planned for their adventures to keep the momentum going!

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!


September 2020 Post Counts

September 2020 saw an overall decrease in the number of posts to the fleet and the average of sims per vessel – to 1,549 and 172 respectively.

September saw the Atlantis finishing the month in the lead with 229 sims, Ops with 217, and the Gorkon with 190. Following the Gorkon was the Thor with 185, the Resolution with 174, and the Veritas with 144. The Arrow, Consitution, and Juneau all followed closely with 138,136 and 136 sims respectively.September 2020 Post Counts

October is the Annual Halloween contest and many other fun activities – in addition to the many fun adventures, everyone writes.  See you then!

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!


August 2020 Post Counts

August 2020 saw an overall decrease in the number of posts to the fleet and the average of sims per vessel – to 1,753 and 195 respectively.

Atlantis led the fleet this month with 234 sims, followed closely by Ops and Veritas with 228 sims each, and the Constitution with 224, the Gorkon with 210, and the Resolution with 204. Trailing them were the Thor with 180, the Juneau with 135, and the Arrow with 123.

August 2020 Post Counts by Ship

As we slide into September we look forward to many more adventures from our many talented simmers.

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!


July 2020 Post Counts

In July 2020 the fleet saw an increase in total sims posted, rising from 1665 to 2108, though the addition of two new ships to the monthly reporting meant the average per ship did stay roughly the same at 234.

For the second month in the row, Ops led the month with 375 posts, this time with the Constitution just behind them with 355. The Veritas, Juneau, and the Atlantis came in behind them with 267, 247, and 233 posts, respectively. The Gorkon followed with 210, the Thor with 194 and the newcomers of Arrow and Resolution – launching on the 20th – followed with 146 and 81 respectively.  
July 2020 Post Totals

The total number of sims overall has gone up and with the launch of two new ships in such a short period time and an increasing number of sims its an exciting time to be part of the fleet!

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!


June 2020 Post Counts

In June 2020 the fleet saw a small decrease in the total sims posted – to 1665 sims total and an average per ship of 238. Not reflected in the data was the Fleet’s ‘soft launch’ of the USS Arrow at the command of Commander Randal Shayne in the final days of the month, but nonetheless managed 48 sims of its own.

Of the ships with complete data for the month, Ops raced ahead with 372 sims, followed by the Consitution with 292, the Gorkon with 232, and the Juneau with 217. The Veritas was close behind with 197 posts, as was the Thor with 194 and the Atlantis with 161.

Coming off the excitement of the Awards Ceremony and the launch of the Arrow we are sure to many exciting things over the next month!June 2020 Post Counts

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!


Happy Juneteenth! StarBase 118 stands united against racism

As a Star Trek roleplaying community, we have spent time considering what – if anything – of value we can say about the protests of the last few weeks as a result of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others killed by police. We recognize that failing to say something as a community is an indictment of the values we share, which are rooted in the idealism of Star Trek. To that end, we want to acknowledge the importance of the protests against police brutality, led by the Black Lives Matter movement, in the fight for a better future. And, we want to reiterate that as a creative community, diversity is our strength.

In addition, we want to support our Black members, and other people of color in our community, as we recognize that this is a difficult and painful time to bear witness to the images of discrimination and violence. Fundamentally, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and peers who–in addition to facing that reality every day–are forced to endure this onslaught of painful and infuriating imagery as well.

For some, our game is an escape from that reality—a chance to imagine a more equal and just future, in a community where mutual respect and compassion are more than just buzzwords. For others, it is an opportunity to talk about their identity and share, through the lens of science fiction, stories of their lived experiences, their ancestors, and their hopes. We support both paths and want to do everything in our power to make our game a place where we can celebrate Black hope and joy.

Despite our ideals, we also know that roleplaying has often been a bastion of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other discriminatory behavior, against people from under-represented and minority backgrounds. As a long-standing community, it is our responsibility to be eternally vigilant in eroding those forces while focusing on creating a safe, shared space welcome to those who share in our values and seek the fellowship of community.

In aspiring to be antiracist, we want to share the measures we’ve taken over the last 26 years:

  • Our community’s foundational guideline, the UFOP Constitution, affirms our commitment to diversity and invites all to participate: Article V, Sec 1;
  • We have a zero-tolerance policy toward racism of any kind and have taken swift action in response to racist behavior;
  • Our command staff are considerate of simming being a shared experience, where stories have a real-world impact on players, and as a result take time to examine the ways representations of slavery, discrimination, and violence are portrayed and work to continually moderate them;
  • We continually explore ways to help our staff maintain cultural competence and sensitivity.

And, we also want to talk about some things we can do better. As the leadership of a community, we intend to open a discussion with our members about their ideas on what we can improve:

  • We collect no data on the racial and ethnic background of our members, and as a result, don’t have a good understanding of how many people of color move through our ranks toward command. We want to sensitively approach this topic in a way that respects those members who wish to maintain personal anonymity.
  • We want to better understand the experiences of our members on the path to community leadership, to evaluate how we can support people of color – who, like many others in our community, often choose to remain anonymous.
  • Representation matters, so we want to continue broadening the imagery used on our site and wiki to include more people of color. Although our members choose their own character portrait sources, we can do better in encouraging our members to consider creating primary characters and NPCs that don’t match their identities in a responsible and respectful manner, ensuring that we avoid stereotyping and instead celebrate the broad diversity of Star Trek and reflect that legacy of representation in our game.
  • We can do more to uplift the voices, stories, and faces of people of color as actors, characters, and writers in a similar way that we already do with LGBTQ people.

This list is not exhaustive and we’re always looking for suggestions for new ways we can enhance the experience of all members in our collaborative environment.

We encourage members to support organizations fighting for racial justice. This link includes a helpful list of organizations that need donations, especially now.

We encourage our members to read these resources on antiracism:

And we think our members might find these resources interesting reading about our hobby:

We invite our members to join us on the forums to talk more about this topic. Click here to head there now.


May 2020 Post Counts

May 2020 saw the second straight month of increased posting for the fleet – with overall posts increasing from 1,675 to 1,706 and an average per ship increasing to 244 sims. It’s definitely an exciting time around the fleet with so many stories being told and so many fun things going on.

The Constitution and the Gorkon led the fleet with 293 sims per ship, followed closely – neck and neck – by the Juneau and Ops with 269 and 268 posts respectively. The Veritas finished the Month with 242 posts, followed by the Thor with 172 and the Atlantis with 169.

With the month of June including the Annual Award ceremony and so many talented writers it is sure to be another blockbuster month for the fleet!

May 2020 Post Counts

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!


Aron Kells returns to the Executive Council as a full member

The Executive Council is our community’s highest decision-making body, comprised of a maximum of five admirals and captains who have more than one year of service at that rank. The EC is endowed with the power to commission and decommission vessels, promote members to the rank of captain or beyond, and generally manage OOC concerns.

Appointment to the Executive Council is one of our community’s highest honors, denoting our utmost trust in the leadership and stewardship of each member.

Following the retirement of Rear Admiral Toni Turner after a long and fruitful membership on the Executive Council, the EC is pleased to announce that we have filled the fifth seat with a returning leader: Aron Kells (Tony).


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