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jnohd 07-23-2012 09:50 AM

Seeking casual, part-time, and easy-going
(What's with the 'punny' name? Look HERE for answers!)


NEW! - Bloodbath and Beyond is now an official member fleet to the Equator Alliance! Equator's allied fleets provide grouping, a busy, multi-fleet chat channel, and a home for your Fed alts, should you have the need, all with no obligation or requirement. Simply more to offer should you need it, without sacrificing our casual, no-pressure Fleet culture.

"Give us your laid-back, your time-poor. Your disparate lone players, yearning to build bases. :D"
- @Jnoh

Starbase at-a-glance: SB5 | M 5 | E 4+ | S 4 || Em3 | Dip 3 | Rct 3 || DM3 | T3 | D3 || Sp3 | R3 | O3

  • Fleet Level 17

  • Current: 31,000 Fleet XP, 250,000 Mil XP, 250,000 Eng XP, 198,250 Sci XP, 13,000 Starbase XP

  • A membership of over 240 characters across approximately 100 accounts, with 55 active in the last 7 days (35 active in the last 24hrs), while still maintaining a "small fleet" feel

  • All Starbase Featured Projects: Windows, Interior Decor, Targs, Ops Screens, Banners, Security, Fireplace, Bloodwine/bar, Morn/dancers, Conference Room, Works of Art, 2012 Winter Ornament, Fersian Staffing, Bat'leth Staircase, Uniform Mannequins.

  • All Embassy Featured Projects: Nanovs, Museum, Fish Tank & Lounge, Ops, Shuttlebay Roof, Ivy Vines, Dignitaries/Guards.

  • All Mine Featured Projects: Windows, Entrance, Business (workers), Motherlode, On Display, and Commerce.

  • All Spire Featured Projects: Balcony, Lounge, Omega Molecule, Banners, Holo-Fleet, Trophies, Command Room, Orrery.

  • Immediate goals: Filling Starbase Engineering V!!!

"Bloodbath, the guild for those who don't want a guild." - @HallowX
Bloodbath & Beyond was founded by a small, relaxed, and comfortable group of friends with a love of gaming and a desire to simply enjoy the games we play.

Keywords are no-pressure, casual, and tolerance.

Ventrilo Server: Fully paid, 32+ person server rented by yours truly. Willing to maintain a guild forum if needed. Vent participation not required! (But it really does help in STFs)

Beginning organized Fleet grouping for PvE content, including but not limited to Elite STFs for gear/rep, and other mark-reward content.

Enjoy random tells from strangers at least once a week laughing about and/or complementing your guild's name!

Your small fleet becoming dismayed by the long road ahead and losing faith? Join the club. Literally - We're happily taking in similarly-minded and similarly-tiered groups to the Bloodbath community. Don't let the casual recruitment fool you - if you're a handful of hardcore STF raiders, you can continue to be so. You run the STFs, we'll run the base. Just respect the low-pressure atmosphere and casual playstyle of our charter.

Romulans welcome!

KDF Alts welcome!

" 'Iw HaH je Hoch! " - @Frightfall

Generally older players, early 30s to early 40s and well beyond. Globally diverse (With representation from both Europe & North America, and more). I wouldn't exactly call us "mature" though... we're goofballs. Our members often found in other games, the core group of founders rarely lets a new MMO go by without at least getting into Beta. Ventrilo occupants can be found playing together and apart on STO, CO, APB, Civ 5, and Planetside 2 - even Pen-and-paper RPGs in Vent with IRC dice-rollers! Our "extended family" can be found across most AAA games. The majority (of this division) are in fact former SWG smugglers and scoundrels!

See sig below for contact! @Jnoh is online most evenings (EDT), send in game mail and your contact info will be guild mailed so someone can reach you even if I am not available.

[EDIT: For the sake of ensuring the most rewarding experience for all, please include something about yourself, your sto goals, and what you are looking for in a fleet. If we aren't the guild for you, we'll be up front about it, we want you to have the best time in STO you can! There is no "interview" or "application" process, merely hoping we can eliminate any unmet expectations from "go". :) ]

As the community has started to grow a smidgen, I've decided to start toying with Facebook's Page and Community functions: - group currently inactive
Again, these are experiments, so please bear with them as I muck about.

jnohd 07-24-2012 06:49 AM

What's in a name?

It has come to my attention that Bloodbath & Beyond has gotten some bad reactions based on our name (and plenty of GOOD reactions too!). I recognize that we could reach a broader audience and overcome some of the knee-jerk reactions with some cool sounding Klingon (" 'Iw HaH je Hoch") or klingonaase. We are however bound by our long-standing connection to the name with our other divisions across multiple games, and our founder's explanation of why it was chosen *beyond* the obvious and intended silliness.

Some explanation by members of our leadership on the deeper reasons the behind the name follow:


'Iw HaH je Hoch - more than just some ugly words?

I always took it to be a statement of ongoing family. We'll be standing by you during the slaughter, but we'll also be there with you to help build your house or throw a party or whatever else may come.

"We've got your back. Always." basically.

The original essence of the name (besides the pun) is Battle + Everything Else. Sadly the nice thing about Beyond is that it is so open to interpretation and in Bloodbath's case pretty much all interpretations are correct.

So be there for your brothers and sisters during the battle of course, but make sure to also be there for song, companionship, spiritual guidance, questions of honor or morality, food, drink, etc, etc., (Eventually encompassing everything)

'Iw HaH je Hoch: literally "Blood Drenched and All." In this case, "Hoch" (all) is used similarly to the idea of the Hebrew "Kol" to mean "all, the whole of any, each, every, anything totality, everything." In our use, it represents the idea of "Beyond" when used as a noun - The afterlife, the great reward. In this way, Bloodbath & Beyond / 'Iw HaH je Hoch represents the two ideals of every Klingon: glory in battle, and glory in the afterlife. Action, and reward for that action. What better motto for a Klingon Fleet to fly under than one which calls out these two cornerstones to the life of every Warrior.

Ironically, "Bloodbath & Beyond" does a very good job of summarizing a Klingon's core beliefs, and at the same time captures the lightheartedness of our membership.

So there you have it, love it or hate it. Lighthearted, committed, family: Bloodbath & Beyond.

'Iw HaH je Hoch!

jnohd 07-25-2012 09:44 PM

Latest News (updated November 1st, 2014) :


Originally Posted by jnohd (Post 20338521)


The Starbase Engineering V construction project is NOW SLOTTED! And in true Bloodbath style, was nearly filled within a few short hours.

Only dilithium requirements remain with 208,769 / 1,500,000 already filled!

In other BIG NEWS...

Bloodbath and Beyond is now an official member fleet to the Equator Alliance! Equator's allied fleets provide grouping, a busy, multi-fleet chat channel, and a home for your Fed alts, should you have the need, all with no obligation or requirement. Simply more to offer should you need it, without sacrificing our casual, no-pressure Fleet culture.

For more information on the Equator-Alliance, visit:


Originally Posted by jnohd (Post 20407911)


Starbase Egineering V construction project is now counting down!


Fantastic Job, Fleet!!! 13 days left!


gostdajtink 07-25-2012 10:02 PM

I wonder if we could entertain light RP....very light and not mandatory at all.

jnohd 07-27-2012 09:53 AM

SB 1 tonight, Ship provisions as well, and about half way to Tier 1 on Eng and Sci (already Tier 1 Military/Shipyard!) Looking good!

I don't see any issues with RP, as most if not all of the membership has RP-friendly character and ship names (I reserved my goofier stuff for Fed-side), including backstories and what have you. Some are less immersion-friendly, but I don't recall any outright naming wackiness.

Highly considering reaching out to any mega-fleet leaders on the topic of Fleet Credit issues I'm reading about from their membership. If you are a super-sized KDF fleet member and are seeing issues with membership being unable to gain FC even with the Special Projects, please reach out to us, and hopefully we can make arrangements between leadership to allow fleet hopping to fill our Mark needs, and grant people access to quick Credits. I can even set up a low-tier rank for mega-fleet alts to quickly throw themselves invites, so they can hop into BBB without needing any of us to be on, dump their Marks, and leave to get back to their "real" fleet...

Let me know if any of that would help your fleet membership! Kahless knows it would help ours! :D

jnohd 07-31-2012 10:51 PM

XP stats updated to include tonight's projects. We should be able to hit engineering 1 after Tomorrow night!

Not bad for a little guild that could.


jnohd 08-03-2012 06:48 AM

Weekend update!

Finished the Industrial Fabricator 1 project overnight. Once we clear the current pair of Engineering projects, we will begin Engineering Provisioning, then back to 2 Engineering, 1 Military project per round.

If anyone shows a real interest in Science, we will happily turn the Science projects back on. As always, we encourage our members to only dedicate time and resources to their personal goals, there is no pressure or obligation to move any other project forward, with the isolated exception of construction projects which may block the way for another preferred construction.

Bloodbath & Beyond is defined by its membership, not the other way around! :D

jnohd 08-11-2012 06:48 AM

Weekend update: Targs and steady XP!

  • Targs now infest our Ops deck.

'Iw HaH je Hoch!

commanderkassy 08-19-2012 03:10 AM

I'll be contacting you.

jnohd 09-03-2012 11:23 AM

Looks like the Fleet DOff debacle will come to a close and get things rolling again after a major stall thanks to both the DOff grinding to clear Fleet DOff project donation lockout and the resultant grumblings from players and general lack of log ins thanks to the loss of faith in the developers.

Will update the OP soon!

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