Community News

One…Two…Three…Four New Badges?

One of the greatest things about StarBase 118 is the community, and all the hard work that goes into making it such a fantastic place to be a part of. It is for this reason the Captain’s Council has approved the creation of four new badges.

Appreciation Forum Nominator

Appreciation Forum Nominator Badge
Appreciation Forum Nominator Elite Badge

The Appreciation Forum Nominator badge is presented to an individual who submits a fellow players sim to the appreciations forum. There are two levels that can be awarded:

  • Standard: Awarded to a player who submits a sim highlighting a fellow player to the appreciations forum.
  • Elite: Awarded to a player who submits at least 1 sim per month for a 6 month period that highlights a fellow player in the appreciations forum.

This badge can be earned once every 6 month period. Players submitting their own sims do not count for this badge – they must appreciate a fellow player. Joint posts do count, even if one player is a contributing member. Players may submit sims from any vessel.

Read an exciting sim from a fellow player? Open up a new thread in the Appreciations forum and share it now!

Awards Ceremony Nominator

Awards Ceremony Nominator Badge
Awards Ceremony Nominator Elite Badge
Awards Ceremony Nominator Legendary Badge

The Awards Ceremony Nominator badge is presented to an individual who nominates fellow players during the annual awards ceremony. There are three levels that can be awarded:

  • Standard: A player must submit at least 1 nomination for a fellow player during an awards ceremony, in any category.
  • Elite: A player must submit at least 5 nominations for fellow players in any category.
  • Legendary: A player must submit at least 10 nominations for players on more that 2 vessels in any category.

This badge can be earned multiple times; however it is only awarded once per year. A player earning an elite or legendary badge is not eligible to receive the lower level badges in the same year. For instance, if you receive the legendary badge during the awards period, you will not be able to receive the standard or elite badges that year.

Whilst the Annual Awards are still a short time away, why not use the time to start thinking about who to nominate?

Poll of the Week Team Member

The Poll of the Week Team Member badge is a standard badge awarded to individuals who have served on the Poll of the Week task force for a minimum of a year, with badges being awarded in 3 & 5 year increments.

You can find out more about the Poll of the Week Team on their wiki page.

Ponder Prompter

The Ponder Prompter badge is awarded to individuals who have contributed ideas for future Poll of the Week segments. There are two levels that can be awarded:

  • Standard: Presented to a player that has suggested at least ten different poll ideas, and has had at least two accepted and utilised.
  • Elite:Presented to a player that has had ten poll suggestions accepted and utilised.

If you think you’re eligible for a badge, let your Captain know, who will verify your contributions. Once this is done you’ll be presented with your new badge which you can display with pride for your efforts at recognising your fellow players.

Want to learn more about our badges? Head over to our badge page on the wiki to find out more. Who knows you may be eligible for badges you didn’t know existed!

Holoemitters on StarBase 118 plunge crew into world of fantasy

STARBASE 118 — Malfunctioning holoemitters have caused widespread trouble for the crew, with the safeties off and wild fantasy games endangering everyone.

USS Veritas investigates missing Tholian fleet in Menthar Corridor

GAMMA CAMELOPARDALIS SYSTEM — In the aftermath of the destruction of Astrofori One, Starfleet has sent the USS Veritas to investigate the sudden disappearance of a large Tholian fleet.

Poll of the Week: Safety Protocols Disengaged

Insurance for Starfleet ships would be a nightmare. The ships are constantly investigating dangerous anomalies and getting into fights. But that’s not even the most dangerous thing that a Starfleet ship does – there’s a less obvious danger hidden in plain sight on most Starfleet ships: A piece of technology that is so ridiculously prone to failure or malfunction that it is one of the best-known Star Trek cliches. The holodeck.

It would seem that every time an episode centers on the holodeck, something has to go wrong with it. This could be as simple as the doors locking and the safety protocols turning off. However, that is only the start of what could go wrong with the holodeck. It could even, with a little outside interference, take on a mind of its own and actively try to hunt you down and kill you. We can only assume that the engineers responsible for the holodeck safety protocols are the same engineers responsible for the tendency of bridge consoles to explode. There are a lot of problems that could be pointed to in the holodeck’s safeguards.

This week’s poll asks which holodeck malfunction you think was the worst.

Click here to head to the forums and vote. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the thread.

USS Eagle captain abducted amidst rescue efforts of refugees

AAVARO WILDS – Responding to a distress call from wanted refugees, the USS Eagle was accosted by unidentified assailants.

New Academy Graduates

Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Nabihah Abu El Sayid, Andy Monroe, Charlena Vanlith, and Karen Stendhal!

Alexander Williams promoted to commander!

The Captains Council is pleased to announce that Alexander Williams, First Officer of the USS Atlantis, has been promoted to the rank of Commander!

Cheers to Commander Williams, and here’s to many more years of simming with UFOP: SB118! Click here to head to the forums and add your congratulations on this promotion.

Williams joined the fleet in June of 2013, and was assigned to the Apollo as the tactical officer. He continued playing in the tactical role, transitioning to the Chief Tactical Officer, on a number of ships including the Aegis, Apollo-A, Constitution-B, Excalibur-A, and Za. He has played the First Officer on the Athena and his current ship, the Atlantis.

The writer behind Williams has been highly decorated with the Genesis Award, Russ Bar, Q Award, Laudean Commendation, Neelix Award, as well as the 1-Year, 3-Year, and 5-Year member awards.

You can read more about him in this interview: “First Officer in Focus: Alexander Williams, Atlantis“.

The promotion to the rank of commander is a joyous occasion in our community – the result of years of writing, mentoring, and learning the ropes. The multi-step process in a promotion to Commander starts with a nomination from two members of the fleet at or above the rank of Commander, followed by an initial vote from the Captains Council to allow the examination process to begin. Then, the member must pass both a written exam, and a practical exam. Finally, another vote by the Captains Council confirms the promotion. Candidates must show that they have great simming skills, strong knowledge of Star Trek, and the foundations of leadership and teaching skills.

Montreal chases Vulcan extremist to Karraka

THE SHOALS — After the Vulcan extremist member known as Lenik escaped last month from Meridian, the crew of the USS Montreal found evidence his next destination would be Karraka and picked up the trail with fervor.

USS Constitution arrives at Gamma Orionis to begin resupply effort

GAMMA ORIONIS – The USS Constitution has been tasked with restocking and helping repair a very remote and inaccessible scientific outpost.

Promotions for March

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!


  • Kayla Drex to Lieutenant
  • Hal Mika to Lieutenant
  • Krindo Pandorn to Lieutenant Commander


  • Lieutenant JG Jacob Harkrow to Lieutenant
  • Ensign Tiria Hamasaki to Lieutenant JG
  • Ensign Stennin to Lieutenant JG


  • Reema Poq to Lieutenant JG


  • Wil Ukinix to Lieutenant JG

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