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Wiki highlight: Hall of Honor

Did you know that our Hall of Honor on the wiki is where we keep all the information about our awards ceremonies, in character service ribbons, and out of character badges?

Bringing together all of the accolades we give out to both our players and our characters, the Hall of Honor is an exhaustive resource with detailed records on who has won awards and what each award means. If you haven’t spent some time browsing through our awards section, you can learn more about the history of this group tradition, reading ceremonies all the way back to the 90s! And our service ribbons area explains each ribbon your character can earn, with detailed information about how to add your character’s service ribbons to your character’s wiki profile.

Click here to head to 118Wiki and browse the Hall of Honor now.

We first brought our wiki online in 2004 and since then have been building out a vast store of knowledge both about the In Character universe we write, but also about the Out Of Character community that we’re building. Nearly any question you have about how our group works can be answered somewhere on the wiki, as long as you know where to find it!


Wiki Highlight: Intelligent Lifeform Index

We first brought our wiki online in 2004 and since then have been building out a vast store of knowledge both about the In Character universe we write, but also about the Out Of Character community that we’re building. Nearly any question you have about how our group works can be answered somewhere on the wiki, as long as you know where to find it!

In this month’s wiki highlight column, we’re focusing on the Intelligent Lifeform Index. Click here to open this area on the wiki and take a look.

This is a resource that many, if not all, of us referenced when we first joined UFOP:SB118 and decided on a character to play. But have you looked recently at this often-updated and expanded list of species in the Star Trek universe? From fleshing out well-known species with small details gleaned in our own gaming universe to entire civilizations that were created solely by our members, this resource is one-stop shopping for species information!

If you are considering a new Personal NPC or tasked with playing a Mission-Specific NPC, why not flesh out your characters with the small details that bring them to life in your readers’ eyes? You might even learn something new and interesting about your own PC’s lineage…


Wiki highlight: Galactic Atlas

We first brought our wiki online in 2004 and since then have been building out a vast store of knowledge both about the In Character universe we write, but also about the Out Of Character community that we’re building. Nearly any question you have about how our group works can be answered somewhere on the wiki, as long as you know where to find it!

In this month’s wiki highlight column, we’re focusing on the Galactic Atlas. Click here to open this area on the wiki and take a look.

Star Trek’s galaxy of the 24th century is well explored and well mapped, and this is a valuable resource to help integrate some of that lore into your writing. Learn about the quadrants and the major players within each one, explore the star systems that make up the Federation and other political entities, and check out the many informative star charts at your disposal.

There are even detailed write-ups on the campaign regions that each ship and installation of UFOP:SB118 inhabit. Take a look at the map and see where your ship or base is located in regards to the rest of the fleet!


Wiki highlight: Duty posts

We first brought our wiki online in 2004 and since then have been building out a vast store of knowledge both about the In Character universe we write, but also about the Out Of Character community that we’re building. Nearly any question you have about how our group works can be answered somewhere on the wiki, as long as you know where to find it!

In this month’s wiki highlight column, we’re focusing on our duty post area. Click here to open this area on the wiki and take a look.

If you’re looking to improve your writing when it comes to how your character performs their job in Starfleet, the duty post area of the wiki is your first stop. Over the past 15 years we’ve built an incredible resource for each duty post that members can play, providing detailed information about what characters in each role do, the courses characters would take at the Academy to end up in this role, and much more.

You’ll even find a list of the officers in each duty post who are currently playing in the fleet, as well as links to the Memory-Alpha pages of characters from each Star Trek series who played those duty posts, so you can read more about what their characters were like, what their backgrounds were, and anything notable they did on the show that could help inform your own character’s growth and development.

Learning how to play your character’s duty post is an important part of the promotion process, so take a few minutes today to browse the duty post area relating to your character!


Wiki highlight: In-universe timeline

We first brought our wiki online in 2004 and since then have been building out a vast store of knowledge both about the In Character universe we write, but also about the Out Of Character community that we’re building. Nearly any question you have about how our group works can be answered somewhere on the wiki, as long as you know where to find it!

In this month’s wiki highlight column, we’re focusing on the in-universe timeline. Click here to open this area on the wiki and take a look.

With a group that’s been around as long as ours – nearly 24 years! – you start to amass a lot of detailed storylines going way back. That’s why we put together a page on the wiki where you can help track some of the major events that have happened in our universe and refer back to them both in, and out of character.

And if you’re a part of an event that you think should make it onto the timeline, be sure to read the guidelines on the page and make the addition!


Wiki highlight: Loads of writing tutorials

We first brought our wiki online in 2004 and since then have been building out a vast store of knowledge both about the In Character universe we write, but also about the Out Of Character community that we’re building. Nearly any question you have about how our group works can be answered somewhere on the wiki, as long as you know where to find it!

In this month’s wiki highlight column, we’re focusing on the Writing Improvement Team area. Click here to open this area on the wiki and take a look.

Over the years, we’ve amassed a tutorial library of writing tips that can help you improve your skills. Some tips even come from published Star Trek writers who have made guest appearances at our special events!

These tutorials range from information about proofreading to writing alien species in a fun and realistic way. Check out the wiki area to learn more and read through at your leisure.


Have you visited our forums lately? Join the conversation!

Our UFOP: StarBase 118 community forums encourage OOC (out of character) communication among players from across the fleet, as a way to build camaraderie. This short introduction to our forums will hopefully whet your appetite to head on over and dive into the conversations and fun!

Every ship, when launched, is given its very own forum where crew members can discuss topics relevant to their ship. These can range from threads that encourage players to get to know each other, or polls to select a shuttle name on a newly launched ship, or threads with funny quotes from sims.

There are also plenty of forums that are more general in purpose, like our Star Trek forums – where you can chat about the upcoming show or recently released movie; contest forums, like our Top Sims and Featured Bio nomination areas; and even the General Discussion forum for any other nonsense you can think of! There are other forums for IC forum-based simming, and also forums for specific discussion about improving particular parts of our community.

Did you know the Captains Council and Executive Council have their own forums where there they handle command-level discussions and take care of the back-end day-to-day issues that the fleet?

All of our forums are intended as a safe way to reach out to other players and talk about our fleet. They bind us with an overall sense of community that is unattainable with the wiki alone.

Help us continue to build the forums – click here log in now and take a look around!


Did you know? You can change your forum notification settings

Are you getting too many – or too few – notifications from the forums? It’s easy to change your settings to make sure you’re not missing anything, but also not getting overwhelmed by too many email pings. Here’s how:

  • Start by heading to the forums and logging in.
  • Click on your username in the upper right-hand corner and then on “Account settings.”
  • Click on “Notification settings” in the menu on the right.
  • Review the check-boxes and adjust the settings as you prefer, then click “Save” at the bottom.

Check out our other tips and tricks for the website, email lists, wiki, and forums in our Website news category.


Did you know? Easily see all the new forum posts you missed

We started our forums in 2001 almost seven years after were founded. Since then, we’ve added lots of new forum areas, like the ones for our ships, our duty posts, and Academy training.

With so many forums it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed if you’ve been away for a few days. Where to start getting caught up?

Thankfully there’s a super-simple feature on the forum that makes it easy to see has been posted since the last time you were on the forums. Just click the “Unread Content” button near the top of the page:

You’ll then see a list of all the newly updated threads, sorted from most recent to oldest, since you last clicked on something on the forums.

I find it useful to use this as my primary bookmark for the forums, so I can quickly see what’s new!


Wiki highlight: Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards

We first brought our wiki online in 2004 and since then have been building out a vast store of knowledge both about the In Character universe we write, but also about the Out Of Character community that we’re building. Nearly any question you have about how our group works can be answered somewhere on the wiki, as long as you know where to find it!

In this month’s wiki highlight column, we’re focusing on the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. Click here to open this area on the wiki and take a look.

We have dozens of ship types, separated into categories, with detailed information about each class including stats on defensive and offensive capabilities, photo galleries, and the list of ships in our fleet in that category.

Learn more about each ship class, the ships in our fleet, and even historical information and non-Federation ship classes!


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