Kidding aside, I seriously considered playing in front of an open freezer. Then I realized just how wasteful that would be...
Luckily, there are a few software solutions (controlling the speed of the fans, playing on lower graphics settings) and notebook positioning solutions (raising it off the desk and directing an external fan at it, the block of ice ) that will hopefully take care of it.
Do you have a chill pad? When I had a laptop that is what I had to use. They raise the laptop slightly and have a fan that blows on it.
I'd like to let everyone know, especially the new members that have joined since this RP story kicked off, that it's never too late to hop in.
It's really easy to explain from a story point of view, perhaps something like "Starfleet rerouted new ships and personell to the 12th Fleet" or purely "Upon transferring to the 12th Fleet I recieved word of the campaign in the Poighet System".
Just a brief summary of what's happened so far:
The KDF have taken over a system the Federation began utilizing for resources.
The 12th Fleet has gone in to take it back.
Ground war is being waged on the first of two planets.
One mine is taken over officially, though I'm still telling the complete story of that.
And the space side is about to get crazy thanks to some members and their imaginations.