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New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Wil Ukinix and Thomas Rygen!


USS Atlantis rescues Korri with help from the Romulan Republic

PAR’THA EXPANSE – After a daring rescue operation within the Jentaris cloud, the USS Atlantis returned to Deep Space 26 to recuperate.


Join us in the fleetwide OOC chat today

Join us in the chat room for our monthly OOC chat today (Sunday, November 11) at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm London / 5am+1 Sydney (AUS). (See your timezone here.)

Click here to join the chat on Discord. It’s fun and easy, and only takes a minute to get set up if you’ve never signed up on before.

Our monthly chats are a place to meet other members of the fleet, catch up on current fleet events, share stories, and talk about Star Trek. Especially if you’ve never attended a chat before, we hope you’ll participate this month!


Applications and Academy Graduates for October 2018

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 October.

This first graph depicts the number of applications that we have received each month this year. Thanks to another post on Reddit, October brought in twenty-nine new applicants! This marks October as the month with the highest number of applicants this year and represents our third consecutive month with an increasing number of applicants.

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 October. The fleet saw nineteen new graduates this month, which includes four applicants who applied during September, and marks October as the month with the highest number of graduates this year. It is also marks October as the third consecutive month with an increase in the number of graduates. Having nineteen new applicants helped provide the fleet with the surge in numbers to launch two new ships, The USS Eagle and the USS Montreal.

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.


Poll of the Week: Security Officer You’d Want The Most?

The worst has finally happened – the alternate future seen in The Next Generation episode “Parallels” has come to pass. The Federation is no more, the Borg are swarming the Alpha Quadrant, and the only thing holding them at bay is Riker’s uncontrollable beard. Amidst this madness, you are determined to survive at any cost. But you can’t do it alone!

In this desperate hour, you need a security officer by your side that you can trust, someone who has served Starfleet faithfully. The list is long and varied, and you may use any canon security officer from any time period. With that in mind, who would you pick? The disciplined yet somewhat trigger happy Malcolm Reed? Worf, who’s hand to hand skills might be extremely useful? Maybe a Changeling might be your style – Odo would be a formidable ally. Or perhaps you’d prefer a random redshirt from The Original Series? Hey, if they’re focused on him, they’re not focused on you!

This week’s poll asks you which security officer you’d want at your side the most in an apocalypse. Head to the forums now to register your vote in the poll, and let us know your rational in the thread.


Promotions for October

Big month of of promotions across the fleet! 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!

APOLLO

  • Ruq’orb to Lieutenant JG

ATLANTIS

  • Toryn Raga to Lieutenant Commander
  • Trelixxa Maeli to Lieutenant JG

CONSTITUTION

  • Edward Spears to Lieutenant JG
  • Jacob Horne to Lieutenant JG

DURONIS II EMBASSY

  • Alexander Brodie to Lieutenant JG
  • Wallace Williams to Lieutenant JG

VERITAS

  • Lorian Lovar to Lieutenant JG
  • German Galven to Lieutenant JG

October 2018 post counts

Last month, the members of UFOP: StarBase 118 wrote a total of 1,578 sims across seven ships and installations, with a fleet average of 197 sims per ship.

The USS Veritas led the fleet with 302 sims written, followed by the USS Constitution at 231 sims and the Duronis II Embassy at 212 sims.

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!


New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Choi Ji-hu and G’var!


Mark your calendar: Fleetwide OOC chat this Sunday, November 11

Join us in the chat room for our monthly OOC chat on Sunday, November 11 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm London / 5am+1 Sydney (AUS).

Click here to see when the chat starts in your timezone, and add this chat to your calendar with a quick and easy link.

Our monthly chats are a place to meet other members of the fleet, catch up on current fleet events, share stories, and talk about Star Trek. Especially if you’ve never attended a chat before, we hope you’ll participate this month!


Poll of the Week: Haunted Places

Happy Halloween everyone! Previously, a poll of the week asked what your favorite scary episode of Star Trek is. This week we wanted to envision what a pure horror story would look like in the Star Trek universe. Typically, when an episode tells a horror story it is usually through a monster or strange anomaly haunting the crew. However, horror is not traditionally focused on powerful characters in an advanced military ship. Horror is about the characters being forced to overcome an unknown superior force, be it a masked killer or a ghost haunting their home.

One of the most important parts of a horror story is the location. Often these places are secluded, dangerous, or associated with bad history. Haunted mansions, abandoned hospitals or asylums, and isolated places out in the woods are all popular choices. If Star Trek ever produced a standalone horror story, what would be a frightening or secluded setting? Space provides no shortage of hazardous environments that could make for threatening settings for a story. Perhaps a ghost-like anomaly could haunt the two-person crew in the cramped quarters of a relay station or some alien monster of the week could try to drive a group of colonists off of its planet.

What location in the Star Trek universe do you think would make the best horror story setting?

Click here to head to the forums and register you vote in the polls. Be sure to leave a comment in the thread below the poll!


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