STARBASE 281 – In the aftermath of the disastrous first contact with the social group known as The People, the USS Eagle (NCC-74659) returned to Starbase 281 for a much-needed period of shore leave.
Today, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of our community!
In that time, families have been formed as members become friends, and then partners, and then parents. Other members have joined as teens and then departed, to return years later as adults who had fond memories of simming in their youth. Some have found the opportunity to write for a character a way of understanding themselves in a new light, allowing them to become their true selves. And many who’ve been here have become better writers, have learned about leadership, and have honed communication skills that helped build their careers in real life.
Through all these years, there has been great stories told. There have been fights about community policies. There have been many people who’ve come and gone.
What remains is the fellowship, the idea that we can come together for a common purpose and find solace, find laughter, find joy.
See also: “20 Years of Star Trek Simming,” published June 15, 2014.
SAGITTARIUS REACH — Strange happenings have been reported aboard the USS Columbia in the aftermath of uncovering energy readings emanating from a recently discovered planet.
Congratulations! Starfleet Command has seen fit to request and require you to take command of the illustrious USS Insert-Overly-Used-Starship-Name-Here. This is a proud moment for us all, but the challenges are just beginning. Your first command decision must be the selection of a crew from scratch, and what crew selection could begin without bringing on an executive officer?
You have a variety to choose from; each is willing to serve under you. Spock, a half Vulcan, is renowned for his effective performance and coldly logical approach. Will Riker maintains that devotion to duty, but appreciates much more informal surroundings. Kira Nerys, a former Bajoran freedom fighter, is known for her quick temper and tough-as-nails constitution. Chakotay, though having resigned previously from Starfleet to fight with the Maquis, is a kind soul wrapped in a stern countenance. T’Pol, a Vulcan woman, has begun to explore her emotions, and attempts to integrate them into her otherwise uninhibited reasoning.
This week’s poll asks you to name your choice. It should be a decision that reflects your personal idea of what a first officer should be, and how you’d want yours to behave and look at situations.
Every month, the Academy staff works to compile the statistics about our recruiting and training for the fleet’s informational purposes. Let’s take a look at how we did as a fleet in May.
This first graph depicts the number of applications that we have received each month this year. The month of May brought in slightly fewer applications than the fleet saw in April, but it was still the third highest number so far this year. We finished the month with eleven new applications.
The following chart shows how our new members found us, according to their application:
This final graph shows how many people graduated from the Academy during the month of May. The fleet saw twelve new graduations in May, ending with the second highest total number of graduates so far this year. This includes four applicants who applied during the month of April and three applications who did not graduate until the start of June.
These new recruits are the lifeblood of our community. Without them, it becomes difficult to keep our ships fully crewed and even more difficult to grow the fleet. If you’d like to help us recruit more members and grow our fleet, you can join the Publicity Team using this form.
Please welcome our newest Academy graduate to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Molko Trevinien!
PAR’THA EXPANSE — A flotilla of allied ships has established at the former coordinates of Deep Space 26 to broker association between the parties involved.
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!
- Maddi Hyden to Lieutenant
- Esa Darkkdust to Lieutenant JG
- Kiliak Jo to Lieutenant
- Alexander Williams to Commander
- Jona ch’Ranni to Lieutenant
- Quentin Collins to Lieutenant JG
- Chloe Waters to Lieutenant JG
- Blaidd Vescori to Lieutenant JG
- Jansen Orrey to Lt. Commander
- Geoffrey Teller to Lieutenant
- Addison MacKenzie to Lieutenant JG
GRASSH COLONY — While engaged in diplomatic negotiations with the Gorn Hegemony, the crew of Starbase 118 Ops discovered the next target of the murderous Cult of Molor.
There are only a few days left to nominate your fellow crew members and ship’s staff for the 2019 Awards Ceremony.
Nominating is simple and only takes a few minutes. All you have to do is follow the link below, enter a few details about yourself, the information of the person you’re nominating and provide a brief explanation for your nomination. All the information you need and links to the awards are available on the nomination panel.
Still not sure on who to nominate? Reach out to your fellow players and ship’s staff – who knows, discussing the nominations with others could be the spark you need!
Don’t wait too long though, because the awards are only open until Monday, June 10 at 11:45pm Pacific Time.