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celadonstars

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Hi all, my name's Maddy and I'm new here. I've known about this forum for a while but I just recently gathered the courage to sign up. How active is this website, and how do things work around here?

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*Blows off the dust*

Good Morning Maddy,
I'll try to fill you in.

Please note I retired from simming close to 20 years ago, and my time active within STSF was a handful of weeks.

 

Warning suck don't they? :)

Simming is text based RPGs run by people online. Like playing Dungeons and Dragons, without the dice, and being with your friends in person. Hey we perfected socializing at a distance before it became hip!

In the old days we had academies, now each sim integrates new characters as an ensign or cadet until the GM (Game Master) promotes you and you become part of the crew. Different GMs have different standards for new crew. As one GM put it I was too fond of making god level characters, and another showed me the flaws in me making things 'too easy'. Lessons I still carry with me through this day as I start to write books. Another side track we will avoid.

The forums are where sims will update with character bios (good way to get to know people you will be simming with), logs (yup what is ship X doing), and in the case of the general ones a place to chew the fat depending on the topic of the forum.

For say example you wouldn't go to say reddit sub forum on Sega Master systems to look for why your new alienware PC caught on fire.

Activity, I can't answer that one. I check in about once week if I have the time.

Hope this helps

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8 hours ago, AndrewLyon said:

*Blows off the dust*

Good Morning Maddy,
I'll try to fill you in.

Please note I retired from simming close to 20 years ago, and my time active within STSF was a handful of weeks.

 

Warning suck don't they? :)

Simming is text based RPGs run by people online. Like playing Dungeons and Dragons, without the dice, and being with your friends in person. Hey we perfected socializing at a distance before it became hip!

In the old days we had academies, now each sim integrates new characters as an ensign or cadet until the GM (Game Master) promotes you and you become part of the crew. Different GMs have different standards for new crew. As one GM put it I was too fond of making god level characters, and another showed me the flaws in me making things 'too easy'. Lessons I still carry with me through this day as I start to write books. Another side track we will avoid.

The forums are where sims will update with character bios (good way to get to know people you will be simming with), logs (yup what is ship X doing), and in the case of the general ones a place to chew the fat depending on the topic of the forum.

For say example you wouldn't go to say reddit sub forum on Sega Master systems to look for why your new alienware PC caught on fire.

Activity, I can't answer that one. I check in about once week if I have the time.

Hope this helps

Hi, thanks for answering. Retired for 20 years, huh? I'm barely 20 myself. I'm something of a fan of text-based roleplaying and have been doing it since I was at least 15 or 16, though my experience is pretty limited (mostly one-on-one in PMs and a brief stint on another Star Trek roleplaying forum that was eventually shut down because the owner just couldn't keep devoting the time and energy needed to run it).

I think I'm kind of starting to get an idea of how things work around here; I guess other than activity, one of my biggest questions is how I would proceed in order to be able to participate in sims.

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Look at the schedule of sims that are running and see which one would interest you the most. You can observe the sims to start with, just let the GM's know that your new. Hope that helps a little.

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33 minutes ago, mimipavilion said:

Look at the schedule of sims that are running and see which one would interest you the most. You can observe the sims to start with, just let the GM's know that your new. Hope that helps a little.

Hi, thanks. That does help, actually. Is there anyone in particular I would need to contact beforehand for permission to sit in on any sims or just any other reason?

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6 minutes ago, mimipavilion said:

Nope, just show and you can talk with the GM then.

Awesome, thanks again.

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Hi,

Welcome to the forum. I noticed your name lurking in the chat before the Arcadia sim. If you're interested in observing next week or have any questions, let me know. (We are switching to a different chat server, so I need to send you the link). We don't bite. (We do sometimes mess with your neural circuitry, but only in-character).

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44 minutes ago, Cptn_LoAmi said:

Hi,

Welcome to the forum. I noticed your name lurking in the chat before the Arcadia sim. If you're interested in observing next week or have any questions, let me know. (We are switching to a different chat server, so I need to send you the link). We don't bite. (We do sometimes mess with your neural circuitry, but only in-character).

I would love to! I wanted to ask but I was too shy to say anything. If you’re willing to have me, I’d be happy to watch. 

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On 2021-01-23 at 3:34 PM, celadonstars said:

Hi, thanks for answering. Retired for 20 years, huh? I'm barely 20 myself. I'm something of a fan of text-based roleplaying and have been doing it since I was at least 15 or 16, though my experience is pretty limited (mostly one-on-one in PMs and a brief stint on another Star Trek roleplaying forum that was eventually shut down because the owner just couldn't keep devoting the time and energy needed to run it).

I think I'm kind of starting to get an idea of how things work around here; I guess other than activity, one of my biggest questions is how I would proceed in order to be able to participate in sims.


I am not retired retired. I am a good old fashion grunt, and I work for a living! That's what we do in security, we work, or we die! We don't retire to Risa.;)

I admit when I saw many other simmers retire before me, I asked why. I have all the answers and more now.:)

The general opinion was my characters were too close to 'god' level. I needed a program literally to keep me in my place.

On the other side of the coin I wrote the first of what I now see as a novel series due to simming. Only in the last few years have I picked up the pen or should I say the keyboard to write again.

Where does one put a  drunk radioactive hamster who thinks he's a former KGB agent  into a world invasion on Christmas eve in 2020 story?;)
 

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Welcome to Star Trek Simulation Forum (STSF) Celadonstars.  Each area of the forum has a different mode of simulation.  I would suggest that you try a few out before you decide to join the simulation. 

Sky Harbor Aegis sims presently in the year 2388.  We have 10 players who have played in that era for about 24 years.  Sky Harbor Aegis floats in space between former Breen space and that of the Joint Allied Powers -- the Ferengi Alliance, the Bajoran Government, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the United Federation of Planets, and Cardassian Union, and several others.

We welcome you to look in on Friday nights at 9pm Eastern time, 8pm Central time, 7pm Mountain time, and 6pm Pacific time.

It is best that you watch several simulations before you choose one.

    Chirakis
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Chirakis Kirel, SI-5
Captain, Starfleet Intelligence
Commanding Officer, Sky Harbor Aegis

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Hi everyone!!!!. My name is Paul and I am new to STSF. I am wondering which ship needs crew members, and what do I have to o to join that ship.......

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Welcome to STSF Paul.  There are several ships on STSF.  Most ships need crew members. I suggest that you watch players and decide where you should go. 

A few ships play on STSF itself (Aegis does).  Some ships play on Discord, but they are still connected to STSF.

May I suggest that you ask the commanding officers of each ship where you would like to play - on STSF itself or on  STSF Discord. 

You will find information regarding the ships farther down on the Message Boards.  Take a look at what they do in simulations, and approach the commanding officers of the ships:

  • Arcadia
  • Manticore
  • Excalibur
  • Sky Harbor Aegis

 

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Thank you so much for the advice. With my work schedule, I would have to play on STSF itself

 

 

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Hi Wolf, Captain of the Manticore here.

Please take a look at the schedule to see what day and time works best for you. As mentioned, email or PM the GM's of the specific sims you think you would be interested in. If you're still unsure you're welcome to sit in with any of the sims and observe while they play.

Aegis still plays on the STSF.net chatroom while the other three have moved to Discord.

If you'd still like to play and your work schedule prevents you from being near a computer the STSF chatroom supports mobile devices and you can log in with your phone. Additionally, Discord has a mobile app you can download should you decide you'd like to try one of those sims.

If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Discord invitation ----> https://discord.gg/cD23WVT2nY

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