The USS Stargazer, a long time sim in the FSF, has come to its end. Several weeks ago, the sim finished its run after having been active for more than a decade. The game was the pride of FSF Truce, who recently stepped down as FSF XO.
The game itself was given a well deserved send off. And this doesn’t stop the adventure! The sim and crew were merged into the USS Deliverance game. The adventures of the Stargazer and its history will continue on with that sim.
I asked several people to give their thoughts about the end of the Stargazer and the merging of the sim into the Deliverance. FSF Dragon, longtime member Jonathan Harmon, had this to say:
The Stargazer… I’ve got some memories there. It was one of the first games I was on when I joined the FSF, and probably the game I really learned what I was doing on. Found my love for Security on that game, though it later evolved into love of Star Fleet Marine Corps sometime after that. I met a lot of my friends during my time there, and it’s probably one of the games I would probably still be on today if my schedule allowed me the luxury of Live games. I’ve never been good at speechifyin, but I can say that game has been here as long as I can remember, I’ve got many fond memories of my time there, of both the game, and the people on the game, and every time I don’t see it in the Monday night lineup, it’s gunna make me a little sad.
FSF Falk, host of the USS Deliverance, commented on this when asked about the situation:
The USS Stargazer, a venerable FSF sim, has retired. After over a decade of simming, the USS Stargazer, run by FSF Truce and FSF Wolf, has officially been retired from the Fleet. It was given a wonderful sendoff by the crew of the USS Deliverance, which the Stargazer has been merged into. It was a shining example of longevity, and a well run game, for many years. It will be missed, along with its hosts.
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