Submit Your Game To The Tournament of Sims (Updated)

It’s that time of year again. The Tournament of Sims is back and YOUR sim could win! This is a regular event held in the simming community to showcase sims and their members. If you would like to submit your sim for this year, email both Chas Hammer and AJ Wheeler with your sim name, your name, and your sim’s information. All submissions must be sent by November 5th. Enter your sim now!

UPDATE: In our original version of this post, we had stated the due date being November 3rd. However, this has been revised to November 5th.

Congratulations to the September 2013 Community winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the September 2013 community awards!

Sim of the Month (for October 2013): USS Akira

Community Award: USS Ghost Rider
Fleet Activity Award: Delta Fleet
Summary Award: (for August 2013) USS Stargazer (SFOL}

Excerpt from the Summary:
The Stargazer, under the new command of Captain Rock and Commander Sayre, left earth and made their way to the Valo colonies near the Cardassian border in hopes of tracking down patient zero of the GMD outbreak.

To read the full summary USS Stargazer (SFOL)

The FSF Welcomes FSF Titan as its new Commanding Officer

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.

Full interview can be read here. FSF Welcomes FSF Titan as its new Commnanding Officer

The FSF welcomes FSF Titan as its new Commanding Officer

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.

USS Stargazer (SFOL) – Summary of The Month August 2013

The Stargazer, under the new command of Captain Rock and Commander Sayre, left earth and made their way to the Valo colonies near the Cardassian border in hopes of tracking down patient zero of the GMD outbreak.

Conditions were bleak at the colonies, and the first visit to Valo 1 proved a dead end. However, a quick trip to the second colony, Valo 2 proved to be more fruitful. Upon the teams arrival, they found conditions just as bad as at the previous colony, but a leader emerged and began telling the team of the time at the start of the outbreak.

According to the leader, Cardassian ship traffic had been very heavy through the sector months before the outbreak and had suddenly stopped a few days before the first few people fell ill. She then reported that the hospital building, where some of the sick and dying were located, was heavily damaged in riots during the height of the illness and was in desperate need of repair to continue functioning. Engineering teams are then sent down to assess the situation at the hospital, while the AT makes their way there on foot.

Once at the clinic, the leader gives the team access to medical files, in hopes of tracking down the source of the infection. As they move through the decrepit building below, back in orbit, a team of three Cardassian Warships suddenly enter the sector.

The ships seemed surprised to see the Stargazer in orbit, state that they are here to provide aid and then quickly turn around and leave. Minutes later, swarms of attackers, dress in full HAZMAT suits storm the hospital, blowing up charges, which trap the engineers in the generator room, and start shooting anything that moves. In the attack, the ‘Gazers assistant security officer, Gaius Kii, is killed.

The AT manages to repel the attack and rescue their engineers. Upon investigation, they find evidence that it was a Cardassian strike force, that was sent ahead to “clean up” the colonies for Cardassian settlement. Another Bajoran leader makes it from another part of the planet and tells the AT that a Cardassian doctor known for committing horrific atrocities in the name of science, Dr. Crell Moset, had been at the colonies weeks before the outbreak and had headed on to the Nehru colony.