Frequently Asked Questions

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Here we will try to answer the most common questions we get about our new website and the new Fleet System.

What is IFS2?

The Integrated Fleet System (IFS) version 2 is a new method of combining all the aspects of managing a simming and gaming fleet. It is a community hub with news, forums, and discussion groups. But it is also a repository for you as a member of OF, your characters, sims you are on, and roles you fulfill in the community. You can store custom database articles here for future reference, take courses in our academy, and submit and receive awards for all you do.

Not all of this many be functional as you read this, but the toolset is growing and we are excited to have this system in place. We will post updates frequently as things get added and fixed, such as this One Week On article.

Do I really need to sign up here?

The short answers is not really, but then why be a member of the community? We really strive to keep everyone engaged and aware of what is going on in the fleet. By joining you’ll get news and forum discussion alerts, and have access to contribute content as well.

Want to see what other Commanding Officers are doing on their sims? Head over to Sim Reports. Want to join in on a discussion? Check out our Forums. Care to see what kind of unique story elements OF had in its canon? Look over the Database contents. Don’t forget to join us on Discord for live chat as well.

There is so much to gain in a bigger community like Obsidian Fleet. Sign up and join in the fun!

What can the current IFS2 do?

  • Forums
  • Integrated mailing lists for Fleet Council, CO’s, and Academy Instructors
  • Wiki including ship specs
  • Task Force/Departmental pages
  • Awards Nominations
  • Monthly Reports
  • News Submissions

What is missing compared to the old IFS1?

  • Manifests
  • Character History
  • Open Positions
  • Stats on any of the above

What if I want to submit News articles or add Database content?

As a CO and Fleet Council staff, you will have this ability. But if you are not in one of those roles, you’ll need to do two things to get into this area of the community.

  1. Take the short, self-paced Academy course: Database and News Editing
  2. Submit a Help Request once you’ve passed that course letting us know you need to be added to the right groups.

Stay tuned for more documentation on this area!

So what do all the ‘versions’ of IFS2 mean?

We have adopted Enterprise Captains for IFS2.x versions. Below is a VERY BASIC breakdown of what each version will offer or add. Some ETAs may be applied as we know them.

  • IFS2.0 = IFS Archer (Community Hub, launched July 29 Obsidian Day)
  • IFS2.1 = IFS Pike (Departmental Pages, News Blocks, Sim Reports, also launched on Obsidian Day)
  • IFS2.2 = IFS Kirk (Academy and Awards basics, in progress)
  • IFS2.3 = IFS Harriman (Add Character Hub, in progress)
  • IFS2.4 = IFS Garrett (Add Sim Manifests, Task Forces/Groups, TBD)
  • IFS2.5 = IFS Picard (Add system hooks [players, characters, awards, sims, reports], TBD)



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Have a question about Awards? See if we can help here!

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The awards for OF are listed here (also under the Community menu option).


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You can nominate and submit awards from the Nomination form (which is also linked from the Award Listing page).

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For now, awards are not tied to a user or character yet. We will build that soon. Until then, the nominations are stored safely in the database and we will retroactively get them awarded as soon as that part of IFS2 (see the other FAQ section) is ready.

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Several things have changed since we moved to IFS2, and not just the nomination process mentioned above. First, we will have to create a new download for those of you who wish to use these awards on your sim sites. That said, the goal would be to build this into IFS2 so you do not have to replicate that on your sims. So while we might make a zip of the images available, we will not recommend using it.

Second, the awards themselves have changed in a variety of ways. For more information about that, check out this forum post.


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