It’s already the summer of 2012! While it seems like New Year’s day was just a few days ago, it is really becoming apparent that this year is flying by at warp speed. As we hurtle towards the time of vacations, fun, and warm weather, don’t forget there’s still plenty to do on the Starbase 118 forums. Here’s a few things that are going on right now on the Starbase 118 forums:
It’s a new month, and with it, a lot of new changes. As our Fleet grows, we experience the ups and downs along with the many members who call Starbase 118 their Star Trek and RPG home. Be sure to take a moment and check out some of the changes, as well as some of the events that are going on this month around the Starbase 118 Forums!
This past month we had to say goodbye to the Captain of the USS Mercury. While Captain Tallis Rhul is moving on to bigger and better things in the real world, for which we wish him the best of luck, it means that we no longer have the energy and enthusiasm he brought to the projects that he worked on. Thankfully, officers are stepping up to fill in the void, including our Writing Challenge competition which will now be facilitated by Commander Aron Kells of Starbase 118 Operations. Check out this month’s entries and see what’s new as Commander Kells settles into his new role. https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/topic/6870-2012-writing-challenge-discussion/
Another change occurring is the handing off of the Top Sims facilitation to Lieutenant Alleran Tan of the USS Avandar. Stop in to the Top Sims forum and welcome him to his new job. Remember to submit the very best sims from your ship, or any ship in the Fleet, to be considered for this Fleetwide honor: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/283-top-sims-contest/
Don’t forget that you can connect with new and old members alike by visiting your ships very own forum. With threads that range from OOC chatter to IC questions that allow you to learn more about the officers you work and sim with, there is plenty to see. Take a moment and stop on by to say hi to your ship or the crew of another! Everyone’s welcome: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/216-starbase-118-ships/
Learn more about your duty post by participating in the duty post discussions on our forums. We’ve added an Intelligence forum and conversations are going on across many of the other threads. Jump in and get involved on behalf of your main character or your PNPCs. Your experiences can help others learn to sim their roles better or even offer new ideas to some officers who may feel stuck. You can find all of the duty post threads here: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/52-duty-posts/
We’re still looking for help with many of the different programs, projects, and task forces that keep our site and our Fleet as up to date and awesome as it is. Get involved no matter how much, or how little, time you have to spare. There’s something for everyone who wants to help, so check out the list and get involved today! https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum-105/announcement-29-fleet-activites-that-need-you/
While April brought many changes to the Fleet, we continue to march on towards a bright summer in May. Be sure to take a minute and get involved on the Forums to connect with other members of the Fleet or to learn something new. There’s lots to find out, all on the Starbase 118 Forums.
It’s already April! Where’s the time gone? It seems like things are moving quite quickly both in, and out of character. Sometimes, it goes so quickly that it’s easy to lose track of what’s going on outside of your own ship. But as the community and Fleet-wide aspects of Starbase 118 make it just what it is, so to help everyone get a good glimpse of the latest and greatest, here’s some of the more important happenings going on around the Forums (and Fleet) this month:
As we head into the third month of 2012 (it’s going by so fast!), we are seeing a surge in activity on the forums. While part of this surge is due to the many new members that we’re seeing introduce themselves via our introduction and arrival threads, there are also many discussions going on that are engaging new members and old members alike. Want to join in and become part of the wave that is moving through the forums today? Check out some of the following activities and discussions today!
We’re already one whole month into the new year! Can you believe it? It seems like time really is flying, but that’s probably just because we’re having so much fun. A big part of that fun can be seen on the Starbase 118 forums; where people from around the Fleet come together to have fun, chit chat, and show off their skills in various areas. From the ship specific forums, to welcoming new members to the Fleet, make sure that you keep your eye on the following threads for more than your average level of excitement!
The first Writing Challenge of the year is well on its way. There are no submissions yet, but we know there are plenty of keyboards out there getting a workout on this month’s topic: ‘Masks’. Learn more about the challenge for January and February, or find out how to enter here: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/topic/6775-januaryfebruary-2012-writing-challenge/
New officers are joining every week and the Fleet is growing. Join the welcoming committee by heading over to the welcome thread to say hello to some of our newer officers. It’s a great chance to show new members that we really are one community: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/topic/6645-welcome-thread/
There are tons of Fleet activities that need volunteers. No matter what your talent or interest might be, there is a team or task for everyone. Check out the comprehensive list here: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum-105/announcement-29-fleet-activites-that-need-you/
Looking for something else Starbase 118 related to read? Want to post a story you’ve thought of that doesn’t exactly fit into the plot on your ship? Head on over to the Starbase 118 Lounge and share some free form writing with others from around the Fleet: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/5-starbase-118-lounge/
This month, we get to see Captain Jaxx and the USS Apollo off on their maiden voyage. Drop in their forum to say hello and wish them bon voyage! https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/216-starbase-118-ships/
Don’t miss out on the fun going on right now all over the Starbase 118 forums. Jump in, get involved, and become part of the community that really sets this organization ahead of the rest.
Well, until next month, we’ll see you around the forums!
Welcome one and all to the year 2012! The holidays are behind us now, allowing us to return our focus to our day to day grind. Our forums are exploding with activity as new members continue to join and bolster our Fleet. This month, here are some of the things that you can get into around the Starbase 118 Forums:
Vote in the Poll of the Week and let your voice be heard. This week we are discussing our plans for the ‘coming’ apocalypse: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/328-poll-of-the-week/
Join in the conversation on your ships and welcome new members or just join in one of the many ongoing conversations that will help you learn more about the people you sim with every day: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/216-starbase-118-ships/
How do you sim your Duty Post? Learn how others are doing their jobs around the fleet and share your own experiences here: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/52-duty-posts/
Keep your eyes on the Writing Challenge forums as the last winner of 2011 is announced and the contest moves on to the 2012 year: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/137-writing-challenges/
Help the fleet spread the news of just how great it is to sim with Starbase 118. You don’t have to be a member of the publicity team to help; check out the list of quick and simple tasks that anyone in the Fleet can help with: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/66-publicity/
And there’s always so much more! Why not take a moment today and join in one of the many Fleet wide conversations going on right now? It’s not only a great way to get to know officers from other ships, but it’s a great way to have fun too! The new year is here; let’s make it one of the best we’ve had yet.
Time always seems to run by much faster when you have the holiday’s breathing down your neck. From family dinners to the biggest (and most violent) shopping days of the year, time just slips away without much notice from us. Here on the Forums at Starbase 118, this effect is no different. The year went by so fast and we are already nearing the annual awards ceremony, the naming of the years top sim, and much more.
Here’s just a sample of the things going on this month on the Starbase 118 Forums:
Vote for the best sim of the year. There are three runoff rounds, so make sure to vote in each. Once each round has a winner, the three remaining sims will battle for the top position and the fame that comes with it: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/283-top-sims-contest/
Would you like to participate in a live sim during the next monthly fleet chat? Weigh in here and see what other members of the fleet are saying: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/topic/6558-live-sim-during-monthly-chat/
Want something to do that will not only allow you to shine but will connect you OOC with other members of the fleet? Check out the many teams and groups that work diligently behind the scenes to make Starbase 118 what it is today: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/105-group-elements/
Help spread the word about our great group! We currently are looking for some web based awards that our newly redesigned site might be eligible for. If you know of one, or you simply want to look at the details of our new charge, visit the Volunteer’s Corner: https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/topic/6524-suggest-some-awards/
And don’t forget your ship boards too! There are often games and enjoyable OOC discussions going on there that will only get you closer to your crew mates. https://www.starbase118.net/forums/index.php?/forum/216-starbase-118-ships/
With the holiday’s right around the corner, time seems to fly by. Still, may each and every one of you be able to stop for just a moment and enjoy the holidays, the cheer that they bring, and the warmth of your family this holiday season.
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Another month has flown by, and now we are looking down the barrel of October! And with the end of the year approaching, so too do we approach many things; the SB118 awards nomination process, the winter holidays, colder weather (for some), and the warmth of family and friends. Regardless of where you are in the world, it’s also a time when we see lots of activity on the Starbase 118 forums too! Want to know what’s going on in October? Take a look below: