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Ancient ruins discovered by USS Columbia

SAGITTARIUS REACH — Strange happenings have been reported aboard the USS Columbia in the aftermath of uncovering energy readings emanating from a recently discovered planet.


Poll of the Week: Pick Your First Officer!

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.

Head to the forums now to vote in this week’s poll, and be sure to comment in the thread below the poll!


Applications and Academy Graduates for May 2019

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.


New Academy Graduate

Please welcome our newest Academy graduate to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Molko Trevinien!


Crew of USS Atlantis takes a break on Astral Paradise amid ongoing theft investigation

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.


Promotions for June

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!

ATLANTIS

  • Maddi Hyden to Lieutenant
  • Esa Darkkdust to Lieutenant JG
  • Kiliak Jo to Lieutenant
  • Alexander Williams to Commander

COLUMBIA

  • Jona ch’Ranni to Lieutenant

EAGLE

  • Quentin Collins to Lieutenant JG
  • Chloe Waters to Lieutenant JG
  • Blaidd Vescori to Lieutenant JG

VERITAS

  • Jansen Orrey to Lt. Commander
  • Geoffrey Teller to Lieutenant
  • Addison MacKenzie to Lieutenant JG

Starbase 118 Forges Alliance With Gorn To Combat Homicidal Cult

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.


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Award nominations closing soon!

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.

Ready to get started? Click here to open the award nomination panel. You’ll find full instructions, including a link to a list of all the awards and their descriptions.


Poll of the Week: Species Development

There is no shortage of alien species in Star Trek. However, at times a species can lack a certain level of cultural complexity. Alien races in science fiction tend to become singular, monolithic entities without much variation or development outside of the defining features of their species. The Klingons are warriors obsessed with honor and combat, and this is reflected in almost all aspects of them that we see on screen. Everything on Ferenginar, including ideas of the afterlife, are wrapped up in business and the acquisition of profit. The Vulcans are always collected and logical.

Despite this, Star Trek does manage to give its aliens a fair amount of development and worldbuilding to help make them feel more realistic. We learn more about the major players in the Alpha Quadrant and beyond both through storylines featuring them and in how specific characters like Worf grow and develop over time.

This weeks’ poll asks which species you think was the best developed, and which was the most monolithic?

Click here to head to the forums and vote in the poll now. And be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!


May 2019 Post Counts

We’ve seen an uptick in sims throughout the UFOP: Starbase 118 fleet, as we count a total post count of 1,752. The average per ship sim count is 195, just a slight bit away from March’s high. This month, the USS Eagle took the lead with 271 sims written. Following close behind is the Gorkon, with 230 sims.  Without too much of a gap after that, the Atlantis clocked 220 sims for the month of May, and the USS Veritas came in with 205.

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!


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