The FSF welcomes FSF Titan as the new FSF CO. Below are some questions that were posed to FSF Titan by FSF Merlin.
FM – What drew you into simming and in what year?
FT – I got into simming in early 1996. I was all of the ripe old age of 13 and we had just gotten AOL and I started going to the community chat room called “The Bridge.” It was there that I was introduced to simming. People would come into the room and say “If you wanna sim then IM ME.” So whatever group got together at that time would go off to another room and sim and then once it was over then they went back about their business. Eventually a core group of us all kept finding ourselves together in these flash sim sessions so we eventually formed our first sim called the USS Venture and that is was eventually grew into my first sim group called the FSFF, Federation Special Forces Fleet.
FM – Once you became part of the FSF did you ever envision it becoming what it is today?
FT – I was young when I started simming and young when I joined the FSF. I met Shuni after he joined one of my games and in 1997 my group, the FSFF merged with the FSF and would eventually turn into the now deceased Psicron Fleet. Upon initial merging with the FSF, Shuni appointed me as one of his XO’s. At this time in FSF’s history the group had multiple XO’s and was not in the Fleet Structure we know today. Being so young I had no thoughts of the possibilities of things two years down the road, let alone 16 years down the road.
FM – Since joining, what are some of your fondest memories with the group?
FT – I have so many fondest memories I don’t think I could pick a favorite one. I have made so many friends here in the FSF and have literally grown up with a handful of people that I have known for the majority of those 16 years that I believe my fondest memories are of the chats I have had over the years. Even through some of the darkest times in my life, my friends here in the FSF have always been by my side to offer help and an ear whenever I have needed it.
FM – Did you ever see yourself as the Commanding Officer of the FSF?
FT – Absolutely not. I have dreamed of having many positions in the FSF but I never expected to ever call myself the Commanding Officer. Not because of lack of interest but simply because I never thought a time would come when Shuni would no longer be the CO of the FSF.
FM – How do you feel about being the group commanding officer?
FT – I have am very honored to have been trusted by Shuni to take on such a fundamentally huge position and to succeed him as the CO after 20 years. I am also thankful for the trust that my peers in Fleet Command gave to me by voting and approving my appointment as CO. I guarantee you it is not a job I take lightly.
FM What are a few of your short term goals for the group?
FT – My short term goals include getting all of our directors and fleet leaders working better together, more open communication and more pushing forward and to hopefully work to get a consistent brand that is Simming.Net uniform across all our games and fleets and work to reach out to fellow sim groups and see what partnerships and joint endeavors we can get going.
FM – Do you have some words for the group as a whole?
FT – I would just like to say that I think now is an energetic time to be part of the FSF and that the members of this group can look forward to the strides that we are going to work on to push through our social networking barrier and do everything we can to open and explore new ways to SIM and enjoy the genre’s and past times that we hold so dear here in this group.