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Claim your 2019 Awards badges!

With the Annual awards over for another year, it is now time to present the badges. This year we are delighted to announce the addition of four new badges, including a one off special edition legendary badge!

25th Anniversary Badge

25th Anniversary Badge

This legendary badge recognises members who are active during the annual Awards Ceremony on the fleet’s 25th year anniversary. To be awarded, members must be active and in good standing on the date of June 30, 2019. This is a one time only award.

Awards Ceremony Nominator

Awards Ceremony Nominator Badge
Awards Ceremony Nominator Elite Badge
Awards Ceremony Nominator Legendary Badge

The Awards Ceremony Nominator badge is presented to an individual who nominates fellow players during the annual awards ceremony. There are three levels that can be awarded:

  • Standard: A player must submit at least 1 nomination for a fellow player during an awards ceremony, in any category.
  • Elite: A player must submit at least 5 nominations for fellow players in any category.
  • Legendary: A player must submit at least 10 nominations for players on more that 2 vessels in any category.

This badge can be earned multiple times; however it is only awarded once per year. A player earning an elite or legendary badge is not eligible to receive the lower level badges in the same year. For instance, if you receive the legendary badge during the awards period, you will not be able to receive the standard or elite badges that year.

Head over to the forums now for the list of badge recipients!


One…Two…Three…Four New Badges?

One of the greatest things about StarBase 118 is the community, and all the hard work that goes into making it such a fantastic place to be a part of. It is for this reason the Captain’s Council has approved the creation of four new badges.

Appreciation Forum Nominator

Appreciation Forum Nominator Badge
Appreciation Forum Nominator Elite Badge

The Appreciation Forum Nominator badge is presented to an individual who submits a fellow players sim to the appreciations forum. There are two levels that can be awarded:

  • Standard: Awarded to a player who submits a sim highlighting a fellow player to the appreciations forum.
  • Elite: Awarded to a player who submits at least 1 sim per month for a 6 month period that highlights a fellow player in the appreciations forum.

This badge can be earned once every 6 month period. Players submitting their own sims do not count for this badge – they must appreciate a fellow player. Joint posts do count, even if one player is a contributing member. Players may submit sims from any vessel.

Read an exciting sim from a fellow player? Open up a new thread in the Appreciations forum and share it now!

Awards Ceremony Nominator

Awards Ceremony Nominator Badge
Awards Ceremony Nominator Elite Badge
Awards Ceremony Nominator Legendary Badge

The Awards Ceremony Nominator badge is presented to an individual who nominates fellow players during the annual awards ceremony. There are three levels that can be awarded:

  • Standard: A player must submit at least 1 nomination for a fellow player during an awards ceremony, in any category.
  • Elite: A player must submit at least 5 nominations for fellow players in any category.
  • Legendary: A player must submit at least 10 nominations for players on more that 2 vessels in any category.

This badge can be earned multiple times; however it is only awarded once per year. A player earning an elite or legendary badge is not eligible to receive the lower level badges in the same year. For instance, if you receive the legendary badge during the awards period, you will not be able to receive the standard or elite badges that year.

Whilst the Annual Awards are still a short time away, why not use the time to start thinking about who to nominate?

Poll of the Week Team Member

The Poll of the Week Team Member badge is a standard badge awarded to individuals who have served on the Poll of the Week task force for a minimum of a year, with badges being awarded in 3 & 5 year increments.

You can find out more about the Poll of the Week Team on their wiki page.

Ponder Prompter

The Ponder Prompter badge is awarded to individuals who have contributed ideas for future Poll of the Week segments. There are two levels that can be awarded:

  • Standard: Presented to a player that has suggested at least ten different poll ideas, and has had at least two accepted and utilised.
  • Elite:Presented to a player that has had ten poll suggestions accepted and utilised.

If you think you’re eligible for a badge, let your Captain know, who will verify your contributions. Once this is done you’ll be presented with your new badge which you can display with pride for your efforts at recognising your fellow players.

Want to learn more about our badges? Head over to our badge page on the wiki to find out more. Who knows you may be eligible for badges you didn’t know existed!


Congratulations to June’s badge recipients

Badges are similar to our Community Awards in that they are awarded for out-of-character (OOC) participation and achievement. However, while Community Awards are bestowed on a yearly basis each June to recognize long-term achievement and outstanding performance among a peer-group, badges are reserved for incremental achievements or singular contest wins.

For the month of June, 2018, we’re happy to report the following badge recipients. Please congratulate them when you have a chance, and thank them for their contributions to the community!

BADGE: Awards Chairperson Awards Chairperson badge, UFOP: SB118
Presented to a staff member that has held the position of Awards Chairperson for an Awards Ceremony. If more than one staff member holds the title, or is appointed an assistant or deputy, all receive the badge.

  • Renos

BADGE: Awards Committee Participant Awards Committee Participant badge, UFOP: SB118
Presented to any staff member that participates in the yearly Awards Committee to select Duty Post and Special Awards.

  • Sal Taybrim
  • Brell
  • Maxwell Traenor
  • Oddas Aria

Learn more about badges, especially how to display them on the wiki and forums, by checking out the badges page on the wiki.


Top Sims Contest 2016 – A Year in Review

The Top Sims Contest enjoyed a banner year in 2016, with the contest stats the same as or better than previous years. With 205 nominations, we enjoyed an average of 8 nominations per round over the 26 rounds that comprise the contest year. As well, all the Run-Off Set votes approached or surpassed a 20% fleet participation threshold, and the vote to determine the Top Sim of 2016 garnered nearly a 40% fleet participation rating!

With such a successful year, the Top Sims Contest saw a lot of accolades handed out in the form of contest-specific badges. In recognition of the accomplishments of all those feted this year in the Top Sims Contest, here is a recap of the badges awarded in 2016:


FallFest Badge Awarded

FallFest 2015 a great success!

This year marked the fifth annual ‘OngoingWorlds Fall Festival‘, known casually as ‘FallFest‘. It is an event that brings together the entire simming community to discuss various aspects of role playing, play trivia games and role play together. We put on the longest running FallFest in the event’s history and packed the schedule full of lots of exciting events and our dedicated radio DJs kept everyone entertained with music and updates from the chat rooms throughout.

We had a huge turnout with over 50 people attending the event! I’ve had emails from several people thanking us for what we put on and telling me how much they enjoyed themselves! Everyone in the wider simming community knows that we know how to put on an outstanding party and I know they’ll be talking about this event in years to come. This is what Charles Star had to say:

The entire team from host club UFOP: StarBase 118 put on another world-class show, just as they did two years ago at FallFest III.  I’d like to personally thank everyone who took some part in making it all happen:  those who hosted events, those who promoted & advertised, those who played a technical role whether it was graphic design or setting up chatrooms, and those who simply invited a friend to join in on the fun.  Thank you all! – Charles Star, in his OngoingWorlds article “The Ongoing Worlds Community Honor now has two more Laureates

Without the help and support of everyone who put themselves forward – be it providing graphics, helping with research or publicity tasks, hosting a chat session or being  radio DJ we simply wouldn’t have pulled it off. We’re really lucky and proud to have such an outstanding support team. To everyone who helped out and everyone who turned up to support us: Thank you so much!

FallFest Helper Badge presented to a great team!

It is my great pleasure to present the FallFest Helper badge to the many people who supported us in organising and running a highly successful FallFest.

  • Captain Renos
  • Fleet Admiral Wolf
  • Fleet Captain E. Manno (Aka Aaron Kells)
  • Captain Nugra
  • Captain Jalana Rajel
  • Commander Sal Taybrim
  • Lieutenant Commander Roshanara Rahman
  • Lieutenant Commander T’Mar
  • Lieutenant Commander Kaitlyn Falcon
  • Lieutenant Commander Tristam Core
  • Lieutenant Commander Tsuki Kazeyama
  • Major Ben Edwards
  • Lieutenant JG Lilavati Chandur
  • Ensign Jansen Orrey

Why not head down to the forums today and join me in showing appreciation for everyone’s hard work?

Did you miss FallFest this year? Want to know what all the fuss is about?

We kept transcripts so you can read (or re-read) your favourite sessions again and again! You can get pretty close to the real experience by listening to a recording of our wonderful radio show, which is also available for anyone who wants to listen in.

Transcripts: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxECK-TtzP2CUXdka01ZRTFtZlU&usp=sharing
Radio Show: https://www.spreaker.com/show/starbase-118-radio