Task Force 47 Report – August 2020

Another month, another dollar.

Wait a second…

I don’t get paid for this.

That saying lied to me! ¬_¬

With the obligatory joke out of the way, let’s get into the actual report. I’m going to try this a little differently this month and skip the summary list because honestly, lists are boring to read and somewhat boring to write. No one wants to be bored so let’s skip to the summary shall we?

Summary

August was a quiet month for the Task Force, with one exception. I’d like to welcome Aranis T’San back to the Command fold as they take the centre seat of Starbase 718! T’San comes to us having previously held a CO position in the fleet, and in this very Task Force in fact, with a wealth of experience. We’re very lucky to have them here with us, and I look forward to seeing what they do with the sim. Outside of that, however, I do intend to shift gears somewhat moving forward.

Previously, I’ve expressed a desire to see the Task Force grow and it’s basically been the only thing I push in these reports in any way, shape or form. While, yes, I’d love to see us be the biggest, baddest Task Force in the Fleet, moving forward, I would like to see the sims we’ve already got grow and prosper rather than seeing more CO’s come in.

I’m not going to say I don’t want more new sims, I do, but I also want to see the sims we’ve got kicking more butt than they already do. To that end, I will be moving the open Command list to the end of this report, along with an open position list for the Task Force. This list will only account for Senior Staff positions, and any enquiries into them should be directed to the respective CO’s, as you would normally if you saw an ad on discord or a forum. Please note, I’ve compiled the list by going through all the manifests, filling in any position not occupied by a PC. As a result, if there’s an NPC in a slot, talk to the CO first. As always, any enquiries into the CO positions should be directed to me, either on discord or at [email protected] . Enquiries regarding Imperator should be directed to me on discord and not through the task force e-mail.

Awards

Now, let’s talk awards. You all know I don’t often give these out. In fact, some people probably think I’m kind of mean with awards. I’m not. I just don’t hand them out for every time you eat your soup without spilling it. If I did, I’d have carpal tunnel from writing out so many!

In any case, this month, I have a nomination!

This month I’m awarding the UoM to the USS Merlin. Since our new posting measures came in, she’s seen great improvement and is a prime example of how much fairer they are, displaying an average post count of 43.3 posts per month or 4.8 posts per player per month over the last three months under current metrics, with some great quality stuff coming out of the sim. A great showing from the players onboard, a big well done to them.

Round Up

So that brings us to the end of this month a little more concisely than normal. Binning that list at the start actually helped. Moving into September (well, we’re a third of the way through, well done Ben), I look forward to seeing everyone continue to push their creativity. If anyone needs anything, please feel free to drop me a line. However, I do ask you allow up to 7 days for a response if contacting via email, and a day or so for discord. I do work sometimes and when I do, I can either be incredibly active or practically catatonic.

I will leave it at that. May the great Riker and his almighty beard smile down upon you all.

Open Positions

Commanding Officer
• USS Arcadia (Odyssey Class)
• USS Hercules (Prometheus Class)
• USS Livingstone (Nebula Class)
• USS Harbinger (Luna Class)
• USS Centaurus (Galaxy Class)
• USS Schrodinger (Merian Class)
• USS Valiant (Defiant Class)


Executive Officer
•USS Tranquility (Majestic Class)

Chief Flight Control Officer
• USS Archimedes (Nova Class)
• USS Imperator (Sovereign Class)
• USS Gladiator (Sovereign Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Chief Strategic Operations Officer
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Chief Engineering Officer
• USS Archimedes (Nova Class)
• USS Imperator (Sovereign Class)
• USS Hiroshima (Vesta Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Chief Security / Tactical Officer
• USS Archimedes (Nova Class)
• USS Imperator (Sovereign Class)
• USS Hiroshima (Vesta Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Chief Operations Officer
• USS Gladiator (Sovereign Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Chief Science Officer
• USS Merlin (Excalibur Class)
• USS Tranquility (Majestic Class)

Chief Flight Control Officer
• USS Hiroshima (Vesta Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Chief Medical Officer
• USS Imperator (Sovereign Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Chief Counsellor
• USS Imperator (Sovereign Class)
• USS Hiroshima (Vesta Class)
• USS Gladiator (Sovereign Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Chief Intelligence Officer
• USS Archimedes (Nova Class)
• USS Imperator (Sovereign Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)

Marine CO
• USS Hiroshima (Vesta Class)
• USS Gladiator (Sovereign Class)
• Starbase 718 (Stardock Class)