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Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
Some people are prey, some are predators. Some need the comfort and safety of a herd... but all the hunter needs is a target. These are the men and women who fly fighter craft- the ones who fly engines screaming into a furball of cannon and torpedo fire and come out the other side, laughing in the excitement of the fight. Are you a hunter?

Official Recruitment Poster

If this is you, the 42nd Combat Air Wing has positions open! Come join a squadron of fighter and recon pilots who live and eat space combat every day. Whether in defense of our starbase SB381 Praetorian, in deep space recon, or in freighter escort missions, the hunting never ends. Are you ready to strap yourself down to an exploding warp core and deliver quantum torpedos at warp six? Come join us! We are the legends... We are the people of whom the stories are told.


<OOC>

Welcome to the 42nd CAW! We're a Medium-to-Heavy roleplay group of fighter pilots attached to the 26th Fleet. As members of the fleet we have a Level 5, Tier 2 Starbase that's growing day by day and a strong player base: The Starbase support personnel, the ship captains of Task Force Avalon, and the elite drivers of the 42nd Raven, Oracle and Nomad crafts. We feature:

* Inmersive in-game roleplay at Starbase 381 Praetorian
* Extensive out-of-game roleplay through reports and story telling
* Our own prototype fighter based on an escort platform for ic missions
* Starbase Fleet Channel (IC) and Fighter Squadron Channel (IC) full of military chatter

Are you an avid roleplayer looking for a close knit community and the excitement of an elite fighter pilot environment? Come see us at our Official Website
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
# 2
09-05-2012, 04:49 AM
We just finished a Starbase Upgrade and have new perks across the board! Come join our expanding fleet.

Are you a roleplayer?

If you went to the Vulcan mission at the start of the game and instead of walking up to finish the mission, went walking around to see the planet- you might be a roleplayer!

If selecting a good looking bridge is as important to you as the colors on the outside, you might be a roleplayer!

If you typed anything into your biography, anything at all... you might be a roleplayer!

Come read some of our developing stories at our website, and apply today!
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 374
# 3
09-05-2012, 05:23 AM
i wonder, what is different in RPG ? or lets say, "what does your fleet different, than any other?"
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
# 4
09-05-2012, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tebsu View Post
i wonder, what is different in RPG ? or lets say, "what does your fleet different, than any other?"
That's a very fair question, tebsu. Let's begin by defining our fleet as a roleplay fleet, and compare it to other roleplay fleets.

There is really nothing that a roleplay fleet can do that cannot be done by another- mainly because roleplayers are (generally) naturally gregarious- they make friends easily - and they love involvement. Anything done in a roleplay fleet can be duplicated in another. And success should always be duplicated.

So, I'm saying that if we do something different, any fleet you want to be in should be able to do it as well. We do fighter craft content, and I have not seen another fleet do it- perhaps someone does. But any fleet could, if they want, and the demand is there.

If someone was looking at our fleet with interest, perhaps the question should be "what does your fleet do WELL."
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We do mission content rp VERY well. We don't just go out and earn fleet marks. We become involved in a roleplay event where our starbase is under attack, and we all respond.

We do off-game content well. We don't just fly that mission- we file reports about the mission, we file personal logs about how we felt about it, we send each other letters and reports about the rp. That way, even if a player wasn't there for the event they can read and catch up with what happened.

Why is this important? Because we do continuity EXTREMELY well. Each one of us is caught up in a story that lasts more than one night. We all change as we grow.

There are other things we do well. I encourage you to pop over to our website and see what we do!
Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 15
# 5
09-07-2012, 05:36 AM
If I can add my 2 strips in...

In my opinion, we're balancing immersion (through story-driven RP) with having fun with game content. We have STF-lovers, folks who love Fleet missions, etc. but that key is the RP tie-in we try to have for nearly everything we do together.

In the context of the 42nd Fighter Wing, we have been RPing a special, new fighter-craft development project for the past several weeks, and it has been something that has crept its way into RP interactions throughout our whole fleet. When we get enough of these fighters produced IC, we're really going to have a leg up in defending Federation assets.

Does this all help answer the question?
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
# 6
09-09-2012, 08:33 AM
Right! and now the Fleet is level 6, we have more wonderful rp'rs that have joined us... so if you're interested in roleplay, come check us out! The stories alone on the website are worth reading.

You might be a roleplayer if...

... you finally decided to pony up for that Defiant, but you realize it /has/ to have that Belfast bridge...

... which only comes in the DS9 bundle, with the super neat admiral uniforms, but also the Bajoran clothing and weapons, so you decide you must make a Bajoran...

... but you don't have enough character room, and you're too attached to your other characters so you buy two more character slots...

... which you can't use right now anyways because you need to read all that you found on Memorty Alpha on Bajorans to make a good character background....

... and when you do, you're still hooked, so now you're watching the DS9 episodes again!
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
# 7
09-10-2012, 12:46 PM
At Starbase 381 "Praetorian," home of the 26th Fleet:

Quote:
Chief Medical Officer Log:
Stardate - 90257.55

It has been nearly a week and I am still no closer to finding a solution for
extracting the Nano-Probes from my numerous patients. The clock is ticking
and I feel as if the entire Starbase is holding its breath, watching with a
dreadful anticipation as I approach the Med Lab. I can see the light of hope
fade from the eyes of every Attenborough crewman as I deliver the diagnosis.

This shadow looming over me is beginning to take its toll as a particular condition
is resurfacing from a former host. I have asked my head nurse to administer a
mild sedative to ease what she believes to be a case of claustrophobia. Kaiban
never cared for enclosed settings and I fear the stress of this contamination is
triggering this old condition. I only hope it does not worsen and effect my ability
to continue working.

There is too much at stake...

-End Log-
What is happening with the nanite infection? Where did they come from? What will be the fate of the crew of the USS Attenborough? You can affect the outcome! Come read the rest of Doctor Nya's logs and stay to roleplay with the 26th today.

Website of the 26th Fleet
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
# 8
09-11-2012, 10:57 AM
In today's review of logs, we found this...

Quote:
Stardate: 90299.83
TO: SB381 CMD
FR: Captain Corak Ghemor
RE: Report on undercover mission to Drozana station
...

...I recognized the device as typical of an Obsydian Order surveillance device. But as soon as I started analysis I found some interesting things:

1) It's Obsidian Order device all right but it was heavily modified. I suspect this device was personally modified by Myle Ocett; only a really skilled engineer would be able to make these kinds of modifications.

2) This particular device has traces of materials I never seen in similar devices, this can give us new lead in investigation. I have few suspicions from where Ebon Wing could get these materials. I will consult with acting Captain Norman about this potential lead.

3) From what I'm getting about how this device works it was designed specially for long term surveillance. It emits almost no energy readings so normal sweeps with sensors would never have found it. It's mainly an information storage device...
...
Who is the Obsydian Order, and who is the Ebon Wing? What are they plotting that places Starbase 381 "Praetorian" in danger? You can affect the outcome! Come join us at our official forums and read the rest of the story!

Last edited by serevanq; 09-12-2012 at 02:28 PM.
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
# 9
09-12-2012, 02:34 PM
The nanite problem is escalating, and there's been a security breach! The whole of the 26th Fleet- the Starbase 381 "Praetorian" in the Sea of Sorrows, the vessels that make up Task Force Avalon, and the 42nd CAW have all seen increased action.

Quote:
ATTN: 26th Fleet - All commands, all personnel; Starbase 381 - All personnel
FRM: RADL J.N. Hunter
RE: Operational Orders
***
As of Stardate 90292.67, I have the following orders and updates to issue.

Attention to orders...
- The nanite weapon and its ongoing threat to the safety of hundreds of our fellow officers and crew continues to be our top priority, beyond the defense of the station and this sector. Continue to prioritize mission objectives that will bring us closer to a healthful solution to this problem, and report any signs of external security breaches - attempted or successful - immediately. It is understood that a third party organization is likely behind this nanite weapon and we need information to better understand their operations.
Is the fleet readiness sufficient? Has Praetorian, so long under siege, built up its defenses enough to withstand the next massed attack? Will your ship be the turning point in the next battle? You can affect the outcome! Come read Admiral Hunter's full Operational Orders and make a choice to stand with the 26th!

Official 26th Fleet Communications Center
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
# 10
09-14-2012, 08:06 AM
Things are heating up at the 26th Fleet's starbase... all the starship captains are feeling the pressure. Some, the more feisty ones, are itching for the fight!

Quote:
Stardate: 90307.49
Logging officer: Cmdr.Aunne Restas

...I admit to an ulterior motive - I want to be near SB381 if these Orions prove to be something more than just opportunists. With discussion of this "Ebon" syndicate and with the Orion association with klingon attack groups, if they were targetting the Memphis specifically or the 26th in general, I want to be in a position to respond. This day or two at the station will give us the excuse.

This log entry will be forwarded to Praetorian brass under separate communication. I will encourage the Admiral to log publically the Memphis's expected flight plan; if the Orions /are/ monitoring the 26th, perhaps this will draw them out.

Or, perhaps I am simply a paranoid captain....
Will the 26th survive the onslaught? Is this part of a bigger scheme against the Federation, and the 26th merely the first step in the conquest? Will Commander Restas and the crew of the Memphis face this threat alone? You can affect the outcome! Come read the rest of the commander's log entries and join us for great Trek roleplay at the 26th fleet!
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