June 25, 2012

Official Las Vegas Convention 2012

Do you remember all the chatter last month about Shadow Fleet going the Star Trek Convention in London? Well, we are now delighted to announce that we will be attending the Official Las Vegas convention in August. Running from August 9-12, it is one of the largest Star Trek conventions in the world. The convention will be an action packed weekend that includes replica sets, costumes, actors, and numerous other events.

Have you bought tickets yet? If not you can head to the official convention website. We hope to see you there. If you cannot make it, you can tune in on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

June 18, 2012

USS Gibson Launches

Our newest SIMM, the USS Gibson, has officially launched! Please join us in wishing her crew the best of luck in their maiden voyage.

June 16, 2012

New Facebook Page

As of June 17, Shadow Fleet will be closing its Facebook group. They are now switching to a community page instead. The new page will function like the group but with a few minor changes. Come and "like" our page at http://www.facebook.com/ShadowFleet.

June 14, 2012

The USS Gibson

Ladies and gents, all the waiting and suspense is finally over! The crew roster for the USS Gibson has finally been released. Commanded by Commander Riley T. Munro and with Lieutenant Tobias Masters for a first officer, the Gibson is manned by a mix of new and experienced members. The crew of the Gibson begin their first mission "Size of the Dog" on June 18. Here is the official roster:

Commanding Officer: Commander Riley T. Munro
First Officer: Lieutenant Commander Tobias Masters
Chief Flight Control Officer: Ensign Zuriel Soreka
Flight Control Crewman: Flight Controller Apprentice Joseph Taylor
Security/Tactical Crewman: Weapons Technician Apprentice John Harriman
Engineering Officer: Ensign Ash Thompson
Chief Operations Officer: Lieutenant Justin Conwell
Operations Crewman: Power Distribution Technician Apprentice Lewis Henson
Science Officer: Ensign Saffir G'Tollikos
Science Crewman: Botanist Apprentice Dustin Guidry
Medical Crewman: Crewman Recruit Rennan Protheus\

June 5, 2012

New YouTube Video: A Night Off Duty

Check out this cool video put together by Riley T. Munro featuring dance moves by Shelaf Greegy, Reece Thompson, Riley T. Munro, and John Kawolsky.


Post of the Month--May 2012

Well, laddies and gents, after some deliberation, Lt. Tobias Masters has been awarded the PotM for May. Please congratulate him for his brilliantly written post.

Masters sat in the center seat reading the tactical data streaming to the small console. He was getting ready to test a new firing system, and he wanted to make sure that everything was in order. He liked to check and recheck things to make sure once the time came to use the system in combat, that there was little chance of it failing.

"Ops, alert the Type 9 Shuttle it is clear for launch."

=/Masters to engineering, status on modifications\=

=/Things are stable so far\= Came the reply, which was what he wanted to hear.

"Sir, the Shuttle has launched, they will be at there destination in four minutes" the ops officer reported.

=/Engineering, bring the new systems online, bring main power online and prepare to cycle the weapon power relays\=

He could almost feel the crews eagerness at seeing if the new systems would work, but he ignored it. He needed to keep an eye on the data. He didn't want to see anything malfunction and cause damage. If the new systems worked, there Type X phasers would increase proficiency by close to twenty percent, a huge jump in already powerful weapons.

=/Churchill, this is the Shuttlecraft, we are in position, and have launched the target probes. Sensors are set and we are awaiting the test\=

"Tactical, yellow alert, bring weapons on full, put the target probes onscreen" He said, eyes switching back and forth from the large screen and the readout he had been focusing on. "Report"

"Sir, all systems green, I am not detecting any anomalies in the power flow." the Tactical officer reported.

"Fire at will" he said and sat back in the chair to watch and see. two blasts pulsed from the ship, not the standard long stream, but something that appeared to be between that and a torpedo launch. It was incredible to see such a modification. The two blasts hit there targets with precision, but it was obvious something wasn't right. They could almost hear a whining sound come from deep in the ship. "SHUT IT DOWN!" he yelled, he didn't know what was happening, but it was clear that it wasn't good.

"Sir controls aren't responding" the Tactical officer reported

=/Engineering, cut power to weap....\= was all he got out before a thunderous boom could be heard through out the ship and everyone was tossed from their present location as the ship shook violently.

Things began to settle, but the power was clearly on reserves. The red lights flashed, and all sorts of alarms were sounding. The darkened bridge began to reek of an acrid odor, so it was clear life support was not able to compensate with the mess that had become of the normally clean and orderly bridge. Masters picked himself up from the ground and made his way to the tactical board, seeing that the stand in that he had been talking to a moment ago was clearly dead. "Report" he croaked out, coughing a bit as his lungs took in a plume of smoke. The tactical board was a mess.

"Sir, life support functioning at minimal capacity. Deck four has several hull breaches, centered around the Phaser Maintenance section and the aft torpedo launchers housed on that deck are gone. We have lost contact with engineering, and main power is offline." came the weak reply of the operations officer, it was clear she had sustained heavy injury.

====/Computer, safe program, analyze where things went wrong and save report under Masterstestalpha2; end program\====

Masters was curious how long it would take him to get this to work, if he ever would. At least this time the entire ship didn't explode, it had taken he some time to get it to the point only massive damage occurred, so there was at least some progress.

Masters spent a couple hours pouring over the data, until it was time for his duty shift, then he closed the systems and went to the bridge.