Join the USS Za

Star Trek Chariot class USS Za

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”

Explore the edges of the final frontier! To the far galactic south of the Federation, beyond anything we know, the mission of the USS Za is to seek out new worlds and new civilizations. In their three-year mission, the crew of the Za set a course for the very edge of the galaxy, exploring at the edge of known space and the place where the stars end, where no one has gone before!

This week, UFOP: StarBase 118 Star Trek PBEM RPG is excited to launch the USS Za, the fleet’s first Chariot class vessel. The Za, with its unusual shape and return to Golden Era Star Trek storytelling, will be a welcome addition to the fleet’s growing ranks. Under the command of Fleet Captain Zalea Solzano (the writer of Fleet Captains Aron Kells and Cassandra Egan Manno), this ship launch is critical to opening new positions throughout the fleet for incoming ensigns and returning members.

Act quickly to submit your transfer request! The roster of a new ship usually fills up within 48 hours of our first announcement going out.

Want to learn more about the Za?

Check out the USS Za wiki page. Fleet Captain Zalea Solzano is also taking questions in the Za forum.

Here’s why you should consider a transfer to the Za

Want a change of scenery? A new duty post? Transferring to the Za can provide these things. You’ll also have the opportunity to help develop the tone and feel of the sim, while helping expand our overall community with the launch of a new vessel, which always brings opportunities for fresh stories, new friendships, and sometimes even the chance to move up to a new role like Department Chief (when available).

This launch in particular is of high importance, as we experience overcrowding on each of our vessels due to an influx of new and returning members. By launching a vessel, we can help open new positions for incoming members to ensure that everyone is more likely to get their first choice duty post.

Your promotion progress is secure

Your current captain will update Fleet Captain Solzano with your promotion progression and what kind of work you’ve done for your current ship to ensure that you’re still on the same time-line for a promotion as you were previously.

Check your eligibility to transfer

To help alleviate overcrowding on ships with large crews, we’re only accepting transfers from the following ships:

  • Athena
  • Constitution
  • Darwin
  • Embassy/Thunder
  • StarBase 118 Ops

Sorry, but members of the USS Gorkon and Invicta are not eligible for a transfer at this time.

These positions are available

* Positions marked are limited to one person.

  • Helm *
  • Com/Ops *
  • Tactical *
  • Security
  • Engineering
  • Medical
  • Counselor *
  • Science
  • Intelligence*
  • Diplomat *

Chief and Assistant Chief positions will be designated based on availability and experience.

Specialty and unusual positions are also available, and if you have an idea for such a position, please note it in your transfer request.

Sim pace

  • Sim rate for players: At least 3 sims per week
  • Predicted incoming sim rate: 175 sims per month / 6 sims per day

Start your transfer now!

Your captain has already been briefed about this launch, and you are encouraged to submit your transfer form if you’d like to play on the Za. Our community staff are in agreement that helping to alleviate overcrowding on our ships is good for everyone, and everyone (with the exceptions noted above regarding ship transfer eligibility and available duty posts) will be considered for a transfer as long as you submit a transfer request.

This transfer request won’t affect your standing on your current vessel if you aren’t transferred to the new ship.

Simply fill out the form below with your contact information. We’ll add you to the list of potential crew for the launch and you’ll be notified later this week as to whether you’ve been accepted. Unfortunately, not everyone who submits this form will be able to transfer due to space considerations. Please note that we are not accepting new secondaries or PNPCs at this time – primary characters and established/existing secondaries only.