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Title: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 16 January 2008 01:36 AM
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Hello everyone,

I see that Aries Fleet has posted here and would like to say that Aries Fleets, Fleet Admiral is a good guy and has a lot of dedication to Star Trek and His Fleet.

Hey Sherrifnl!

At any rate you might be asking who the heck is Lotus Fleet! well come on over and take a look at our main page! we are always offering memberships to individuals that are interested and would love to see Ambassadors from other Fleet checking out our Fleet and to offer feed back.

www.lotusfleet.com (http://www.lotusfleet.com)


(http://www.axiomfiles.com/Files/224581/lotusbanner.jpg)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Random Redshirt on 16 January 2008 06:00 AM
Additional greetings from Lotus Fleet.

My name is Random Redshirt. Some of you may know me from STOnet, where I have been a member since October of this last year.

I also serve as the Fleet Academy Commanding Officer for Lotus Fleet.

Check us out! Visit www.LotusFleet.com for a bit more about us.

 :andorian1:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 17 January 2008 02:19 AM
Hey Guys,

Aries Fleet recently produced an audio advert that we have been running on Hailing Frequency. Perhaps you guys might like to do the same?

Audio Ads can be upto 60 seconds long and can be in any audio format.

E-mail to zach@hailingfrequency.co.uk
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 18 January 2008 03:16 AM
Thank you for the opportunity to advertise Lotus Fleet. We will certainly take advantage of that opportunity.

I would like to offer any members of Hailing Frequency the opportunity to swing by and apply for membership to Lotus Fleet, as a Ambassador.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 20 January 2008 02:57 AM
Hi Im also member of Lotus Fleet and although it is small it is a great and it is growing. Some of you may know me from STO.net.
Just wanted to chime in with Random Redshirt and Irdnova about it.  :andorian1:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Admiral Darthnahilas on 24 January 2008 09:41 PM
Like my friend Starfleet, I thought I'd come and put my two cents in... I'm a member of lotus fleet, just recently became a helmsmen, and a maybe events planner...


Lotus fleet may not seem like much now, but opportunity is in every ounce of it and(from comon hearsay) has two years to achieve its full potencial. So(like its been stated so many times before) if your interested view our page and apply.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Sheriffnl on 30 January 2008 10:35 PM
Hello there guys!,

Thanks for the nice words y'all. i would almost blush :P
I also signed up at the LotusFleet Academy And have had numerous conversations with lrdNova regarding our fleets. I would also like to offer Lotusfleet to help (if needed) with your audio add.

I do wish you all the best!

and a note to zach and the rest of the HF CreW; I'm so very sorry I didn't let myself hear the last few weeks... has been pretty hectic here, with performances, being sick 'n all.

I Hope to be more online from now on. ;)

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 30 January 2008 11:00 PM
I am getting a friend of mine to do an audio voice over on the video advert sent to me by Lotus Fleet, so that it can go out in this weekends show!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 31 January 2008 02:55 AM
That's great. Lotus fleet is one awesome fleet and this ad will help evryone know.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 05 February 2008 03:29 PM
Thanks for the Assist Zach, I have a completed voice over for the Advert, however I was not completely pleased with it. Things have been so busy around Lotus Fleet, with such a huge back log of Action Items that we are working on. Our Academy is coming along nicely. We still have along ways to go. Unfortunately since the STO news that came down, overall interest in joining Star Trek RP/STO fleets has reduced however we have a dedicated group of members that are continuing to forge ahead so that we can offer something unique and spectacular to the Star Trek community.

Our Fleet may be young but our resolve will endure and over come the challenges that are presented to it!

Thanks again Zach

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Zach on 09 February 2008 07:08 PM
Thanks for the Assist Zach, I have a completed voice over for the Advert, however I was not completely pleased with it.

Send it anyway :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 20 February 2008 03:52 AM
over the next couple of months Lotus Fleet will converting our current website style to a new more effective LCARS based Style. What we hope to accomplish is having a Site that accomodates our members by giving them resources that will help fully immerse themselves as a Star Fleet Officer while remaining functional.

We would also like to put out to the community any suggestions that anyone might have that would help us full fill these goals and other unknown goals.

Thanks

Fleet Admiral Nova
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Crazyfist on 22 February 2008 09:47 PM
It's good to see Lotus and Aries are doing so well! You've developed quite a bit since we last spoke.

Maybe soon ill see if we want to make the UFP more known aswell. Talk to you guys on MSN :P
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 25 February 2008 02:35 PM
At some point in the near future, Lotus Fleet would like to host a meet and greet between the CO's and XO's of some of the other Federation Fleets that are around the community. Aside from comparing and contrasting Fleet topics and features, This would also be a good opertunity to have certain members from the Hailing Frequency Team join us and discuss how we can offer a helping hand to the HF team. With the recent news that STO.net will be closing its doors after 3 years, it is apparent that there will be a gapping hole in the STO community that must be filled, and its our hope that Hailing Frequency is the group that can fill that hole for everyone.

Many of you know that one of the Key aspects of recruiting not just good members but Great members is by ensuring that the Fleet has good a reputation and an Active presence in its home community. Since Hailing Frequency is Lotus Fleets Home community site we would like to get to know some of the individuals and groups that share the same interest and dedication to Star Trek that we do.

Tell me what you guys think and lets try to put something together a event by the middle to end of march.


Thank you

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Crazyfist on 26 February 2008 03:44 PM
Not a bad idea, not at all. We might very well join it.  Hopefully atleast:P
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 28 February 2008 10:15 PM
LOTUS FLEET

Greetings everyone at Hailing Frequency!

I am also part of the ever growing Lotus Fleet.  Right now, I am positioned as the Fleet Academy XO and I am striving to fill staff positions and working on the course cirriculum for the Academy.  If you enjoy expanding your Trek knowledge and sharing that knowledge with others, then the Academy is the place for you! 

Most of my time is invested in making quality classes.  The goal is to be able to take someone who knows nothing about Star Trek and give them a basic understanding in which to work.  If you already know a lot about Trek, then the Academy will provide you the opportunity to challenge your knowledge.

Check us out at www.lotusfleet.com

Regards!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 03 March 2008 06:47 PM
Lotus Fleet will be launching its Roleplaying ship the USS Lotus very soon. at this time we are still in need of a Executive Officer and Science Officer, along with various Departmental crew positions still being open. If you are interested in Joining a STO/Roleplaying Fleet please visit www.lotusfleet.com

Here is a excerpt from our roleplaying story line:

Fleet Admiral Nova: As the command staff began trickling in to my ready room, I walked over to the replicator "Coffee, Hot". As the cup materialized the last of my senior staff entered the room. Picking up the cup, I turned to my crew.

"Thank you all for coming on such short notice. unfortunately there is no other way to put this so ill get right to it.

Starfleet Command has informed me that the situation between the Romulans and the Klingons is not going well and the Federation is stuck in the middle, while the Klingons have long been allies, Star Fleet Command believes that a fractured Romulan Empire is much more of a danger to the security of the Federation then an all out conflict with the Klingons. Hopefully we wont have to find out. Captain Worf and his crew have been dispatched to the Klingon home world to try and quell some of the unrest and hopefully prevent them from further Incursion into Romulan space. I've been told that Ambassador Picard and Ambassador Spock are on Romulus however should things begin to fall apart they may need to leave in a hurry.

After we have safely arrived at Lotus Fleet HQ and transported the rest of Lotus Fleets Command Staff and Civilian members, The USS Lotus has been ordered to begin scout missions along the Federation, Klingon and Romulan Boarders. At this time we are not authorized to engage either side unless otherwise fired upon first. Over the next several weeks Star Fleet command will be sending 3 additional ships to Lotus Fleet HQ however 2 out of the 3 are still undergoing refits and Staffing. the 3rd is the USS Umpqua, She will be arriving within the week. The Primary mission for the USS Umpqua is to act as Academy Training ship however in situations where we are in need of reinforcements this Nova Class ship can be pulled to assist as needed.

Everyone I can not stress enough to each of you the sensitivity of the situation. One wrong move can send the Federation into an all out War. A war that will place Lotus Fleet right on the front lines.

Now You all have your orders. Please begin preparing each of your departments for departure.

DISMISSED."
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 07 March 2008 05:53 PM
Currently the USS lotus only has one Vacancy left that position is the Chief Science Officer position.

During this time Lotus Fleet will begin introducing its newest Role playing ship which will be a Nehalem Class Starship (designed by Admiral Redshirt)

Once the information has been posted in our Forums we will begin accepting applications for all positions aboard the this new ship.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 08 March 2008 06:09 PM
I am the new Lotus Fleet Academy CO and as such am interested in getting the Academy fully staffed and operational.  Currently, the Lotus Fleet Academy has several important openings available including:

Dean of Academics
Professor of Science
Professor of Diplomacy
Navigational Instructor
Professor of History

If you are interested in being a part of the gateway to our Fleet, of teaching new fans what Star Trek is all about, of imparting your knowledge of Star Trek to others, then the Academy is the place for you!  Visit us at:

www.lotusfleet.com
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 08 March 2008 08:39 PM
I too am a member of Lotus Fleet, and currently the Chief Engineer of the USS Lotus. come join the fun, we need a few more good people to make our ships not die.

speaking of not dieing...ive got replicator, hologram and power systems all on the fritz....

pick up a tricorder and help out!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 09 March 2008 02:49 AM
Lotus Fleet is currently in need of a 3D artist for the purpose of designing our Nehalem Class Starship. We currenly have 2d Cad drawings as well as other 2d images however to help facilitate our Role playing as well as help really illistrate how great this ship is we are in needs of 3d Images.

if its not to much trouble and you would like the challenge please contact Random Redshirt or Myself for details.

thank you

Nova
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 15 March 2008 03:14 AM
Lotus Fleet is in need of a few good StarFleet Officers. If you have love for Star Trek the way we do, then come on over and take a look at us.

www.lotusfleet.com


(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/Banner2.jpg)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Random Redshirt on 18 March 2008 08:04 PM
Lotus Fleet is currently in need of a 3D artist for the purpose of designing our Nehalem Class Starship. We currenly have 2d Cad drawings as well as other 2d images however to help facilitate our Role playing as well as help really illistrate how great this ship is we are in needs of 3d Images.

if its not to much trouble and you would like the challenge please contact Random Redshirt or Myself for details.

thank you

Nova

We are still looking for anyone with good 3D ship graphics skills to create graphics of this vessel. 2D blueprint style drawings are available for viewing if you would like to tackle this project.

If interested, please, contact myself or lrdnova via PM.

Thanks!

R.R.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 24 March 2008 03:54 PM
I would like to take the time to introduce Lotus Fleets Active members to the rest of the Hailing Frequency Community. Additionally if you have any questions, comments or simply want to chit chat about Star Trek with any one of these fine individuals please feel free.


Fleet Rank                         Name                            Position

Fleet Admiral                     lrdnova                           Fleet Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Junior Grade      knightofhyrule730            USS Lotusí Chief Engineer

Rear Admiral                      Captain Crowl                  Lotus Fleet Academy Commanding Officer

Captain                             Redding411                    Lotus Fleet JAG Officer

Lieutenant Commander       DocSean                        Lotus Fleet Professor of Medicine

Admiral                             Redshirt                         Fleet Executive Officer

Captain                            Tims83                           Lotus Fleet Academy Executive Officer

Ensign                             Ethen R. West                 N/A

Lieutenant Commander     Admiral of Starfleet           Lotus Fleet Professor of Engineering

Lieutenant Junior Grade    Admiral Darthnahilas          Lotus Fleet Events Planner

Ensign                            UDUB                              N/A

Ensign                            Gaius the Greek                N/A

Ensign                            Niinimaa                           N/A
 
Lieutenant Commander     Squirrel320                     Lotus Fleet Professor of Tactics and Security

Ensign                            Lewis_Little                    USS Lotusí 1st Officer (Role playing rank: Commander)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 25 March 2008 12:59 AM
They all need to register here :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 12 April 2008 10:11 PM
Today Lotus Fleet Launches its first gaming server, that is dedicated to Star Trek Bridge Commander.

Individuals interested in playing on this server will need to download and install

BC Patch 1.1
Kobeyashi Maru 1.0

The server its self will host 12 players simultaneously and takes place on the "space" map, where individuals can choose from a multitude of Federation, Klingson, Romulan, and among many other ships seen in the Star Trek series and movies.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 12 April 2008 11:05 PM
WooHoo...can't wait to try out the new Bridge Commander server!   :ilovestartrek:

I would also like to report that the Academy is approximately 50% complete.  While we will continually refine and edit the Academy as we go, the basic launch of our training facilities will provide cadets not only with Star Trek knowledge, but also real-world knowledge.  Most noteably, the science and medical courses tie in real-world applications into training. 

We have several positions open so that you too can become part of shaping the minds of new and old Trek fans alike.  Join up with Lotus Fleet now! 
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 16 April 2008 04:20 AM
Today I would like to share with the rest of the community some images that we at Lotus Fleet have been kicking around. there are more to come as we are currently working on what our new Main page Image should be and the look and feel that we want to convey to the rest of the Star Trek Community. I am very interested to hear everyones thoughts.

Here are some Images I created today let me know what you guys think.


Example 1
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/LotusPresentation.png)





Example 2
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/Logo1.png)





Example 3
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/Logo2.png)





Example 4
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/Logo3.png)





Example 5
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/Logo4.png)






Example 4
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/Logo5.png)






Example 5
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/Logo6.png)




Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Sarevok on 16 April 2008 11:52 AM
Pretty!
But the first one is too big (you can see the courners on the round logo)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 16 April 2008 02:27 PM
lrdnova, while the first image is great, I think it is too brilliant to the eye. If it was muted, perhaps it would be better.
 But I think, overall, if you replaced the wormhole in image 5, with a 1/3 slice of the planet from image 3 (you know, set the planet in the lower left corner), then that would make a beautiful image!
 All just my humble opinion ya know!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 16 April 2008 10:43 PM
lrdnova, while the first image is great, I think it is too brilliant to the eye. If it was muted, perhaps it would be better.
 But I think, overall, if you replaced the wormhole in image 5, with a 1/3 slice of the planet from image 3 (you know, set the planet in the lower left corner), then that would make a beautiful image!
 All just my humble opinion ya know!

that is a really good idea. maybe move part of the red planet from E3 into the corner?

ps: post 100 :D go lotus fleet!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 17 April 2008 05:00 AM
Well I have kinda taken a different direction for Main page images. this was a idea that I originally had but never got around to finishing it.

Check it out at www.lotusfleet.com

unfortunately if you are not a member the only page that you will have access to will be the academy page and few select others but I assure you our website is much more developed and full of content.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 21 April 2008 02:35 PM
Today Lotus Fleet puts into place our Fleets Official Signature.

This signature is meant to be highly personalized for the individual that has been issued one.

Through the hard work and talent of our very own Commander DocSean the signature will clearly define the departmental specialty of each of our members. in addition the signature will show the individuals title and rank with regard to which Lotus Fleet Division they belong to as well as that divisions Delta Logo found on the left hand side.

We are very proud to have members that are willing to sacrifice the time and effort for the purpose of making Lotus Fleet ever more successful

I would like to thank everyone involved who submitted a proposed signature as well as those who helped refine the final candidate for our Fleets.

In addition I would like to give special recognition and thanks to Commander DocSean for driving forward this project in a manner that was both expedient
in its process as well as professional. His hard work and dedication bring great credit to himself and we are thankful to have members like him.


Thank you
Fleet Admiral Nova
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 24 April 2008 10:10 PM
These signatures are freakin sweet.  And what we don't tell you is that they project a subliminal message saying  :huhyes:"Join Lotus Fleet...we rule...you must join Lotus Fleet" :huhyes:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 24 April 2008 11:54 PM
does that mean i should turn off the subliminal message machine now? :(
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 25 April 2008 12:51 AM
Yes Sir Lrdnova; Knightofhyrule730; Captain Crowl:

Your siggies are top of the line.They stack up well against mine also, but without a nice ship showing...MEH! they're just another siggy!  :muaha:

Just kidding guys. They are really sweet looking.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 02 May 2008 08:55 PM
Today Lotus Fleet will begin to institute an awards system that will allow certain members to be recognized not only for their hard work but as well as their dedication to duty.

As the Fleets Commanding Officer I am proud to have under my Command a group of individuals that in no uncertain terms embody what it means to be a Lotus Fleet member. The level of dedication, experience, and professionalism that has been shown in this Fleet thus far is simply amazing.

What we have managed to accomplish since the fleets creation January 1st 2008 is nothing short of amazing. Each of your have lent some small part of your life to helping to drive forward the idea of what Lotus Fleet Stands for.


To start off the awards everyone who participated in our First Role playing Event has been given a very special award and one that will never be issued again to anyone else.


Over the next few days additional awards will be given to our members as well.

Thank you all and I hope that these rewards mean as much to each of you as each of you mean to the Fleet.

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 02 May 2008 08:56 PM
The month of April was marked by a attendance of 12 participants in our Lotus Fleet sponsored fun trivia. we would like to take the time to congradulate our top 3 winners for a job well done, with special recognition going to Admiral Redshirt for placing 1st place with a staggering 12 wins for the Third month in a row.

Can no one topple this Titan of Star Trek Knowledge!!!

1. Random_Redshirt (12 Wins)

2. Crowl (9 Wins)

3. Ethan_R_West (4 Wins)



Congratulations to all!

Lotus Fleets Star Trek Themed Daily Trivia is open to the public and everyone is invited to join in whether you are a member of Lotus Fleet or not.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 02 May 2008 11:49 PM
Can anyone topple Random Redshirt?  Absoluetly!!  It's already been done back in January by yours truly.  I'd also like to mention that ever since I've been playing, I have been unable to play an average of 8 days out of the month due to restricted access while at work.

But now the challenge is on.  Why?  I'll be playing every day of the month...now we've got a fair playing field.  :muaha:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Random Redshirt on 03 May 2008 12:49 AM
I would like to clarify that for the record, the system itself has identified that I have indeed won 4 months in a row, and not 3, therefore, REAR ADMIRAL, your statement that you toppled me, ADMIRAL Redshirt, is false.
 :muaha:

Regards

~ R.R.

 :wink:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 03 May 2008 02:02 AM
oh snap!

i smell a gauntlet being thrown!

trivia fight! trivia fight!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 03 May 2008 03:18 AM
*ehem* To clarify...you are indeed the "point leader" 4 months running.  However, I had more wins in the first month, and as stated in my previous post, you were playing with an advantage.   :photon:

So now that we are now on an even playing field...muhahaha...game on!   :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 03 May 2008 03:22 AM
 I look forward to following this trivia bout! But I will have to abstain from placing any bets...  :wink:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 03 May 2008 09:56 AM
This should be interesting ^_^
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 05 May 2008 02:34 PM
I would like to congratulate the Crew of the USS Lotus for Completing our Fleets first Episode "Maiden Voyage"

This Episode gave us quite a challenge as we traveled through Klingon Space and began realizing the very real danger that we are presented with.

Episode 2 is expected to start in a couple of days with the USS Lotus setting course for the Argolis Sector to investigate information that Starfleet Intelligence believes that the Romulans are attempting to reactivate the Argolis Sensor Platform that was severely damaged during the Dominion war.

Again Congratulations to the crew of the USS Lotus on a Job well done.

Within the next couple of weeks Lotus Fleet will be posting the remaining Chapters of Episode 1 Maiden Voyage in the Writers Den.


Fleet Admiral Nova
Lotus Fleet Command
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 07 May 2008 03:40 AM
Episode 2 is expected to start in a couple of days with the USS Lotus setting course for the Argolis Sector to investigate information that Starfleet Intelligence believes that the Romulans are attempting to reactivate the Argolis Sensor Platform that was severely damaged during the Dominion war.

I'd go softly into the Argolis Sector people...as Gemini Fleet is patrolling there and may mistake you all for Tribbles!  :muaha:

Within the next couple of weeks Lotus Fleet will be posting the remaining Chapters of Episode 1 Maiden Voyage in the Writers Den.

 I look forward to reading the rest of the mission lrdnova.  :huhyes:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 12 May 2008 11:52 PM
The Second Episode of Lotus Fleets Flag ship the USS Lotus begins today!

Here is an excerpt to the start of the new episode.

Season 1 Episode 2 - "Argolis Resurrection"

Fleet Admirals log Supplemental.

The Science vessel USS Umpqua was sent to the Argolis Sector to conduct research into the gravimetric distortions that the USS Lotus will have to traverse when goes to investigate the Argolis Array for Romulan tampering, That was 3 days ago and she has not responded to sub-space hails. Starbase sensors confirm that there is a Starfleet signature in the area however all we can tell is that the ship is still intact.


"Admiral on Deck!"

"Thank you, please sit down"

As Admiral Nova looked out across the large room he could see all of his Command Staff as well as the senior officers of the Lotus as well as the skeleton crew of the Nehalem.

"Ill make this short because afraid time is of the essence, The Lotus will be heading to the Argolis Sector, Its primary mission is to find the argolis Sensor array as well as any Romulan threat that may be attempting to reactivate the array. Our Secondary mission is going to be to find and recover the USS Umpqua. At this time its condition is unknown, what we do know is that she is intact. It's not likely that the romulans attacked the Umpqua in fear that their position would be discovered within Federation Space. The Umpqua orders where to stay clear of the argolis array and simply collect sensor information that will allow the USS Lotus to safely travel with out being damaged by the gravimetric shears that exist in that area of space."

The USS Lotus will be departing within the hour.

Thank you.

As the Admiral entered the Bridge of the USS Lotus he sat down at in his chair. Tapping the comm button, "All departments and senior officers report in. we are preparing to depart"
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 13 May 2008 12:05 AM
Rping aboard the Lotus is da bomb!

(Im the chief Tactical/Security/Comms. Officer)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 13 May 2008 02:35 AM
 Well, I must say that you had better rescue the Umpqua... :@ Us Nova class stick together ya know! LOL
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 13 May 2008 02:40 AM
The second the Romulans touch the Umpqua quantum torpedoes will fly! (Maybe transphasic but I dont think the Romulans are worth a transphasic torpedo. :))
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 13 May 2008 02:42 AM
lol, the nova class isnt going to last long...

though i am on summer break and planning to create a kick ass Lotus Fleet Refit.

one with phasers. everywhere. and cannons that shoot real cannonballs. :D
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Post by: BLZBUB on 13 May 2008 02:44 AM
what the heck good is a cannon ball in space! Orbital bombardment? ^_^
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Post by: Nova on 13 May 2008 02:24 PM
Yes yes...  :muaha: Thats it we shall use real canon balls to do orbital bombardment! but the weapon is even greater in its destruction then one might think! the Cannon balls have rabid Tribbles in them that are released upon contact with the planets surface!!!! :supernova:
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Post by: Nova on 13 May 2008 04:55 PM
State of the Fleet Address

Since the January 1st launch of Lotus Fleet I have given only one other of State of the Fleet Address during that address  all of us where experiencing waves of emotions with regard to the future of Star Trek Online. Despite the nearly 5 months of having complete communications blackout with the new developer of Star Trek Online, Lotus Fleet has managed to endure these trying times with success. I can honestly say that it has been a very long and difficult time; our Fleet has in its short life experienced the coming and going of many members that showed great promise as Starfleet Officers. While I can only speculate that these members where simply distracted by the feeling that STO is nothing more then a myth, I am very honored and humbled by the group of individuals that have chosen to see Lotus Fleet as something more then a Star Trek Online guild.

This Fleet has already experienced a great deal of refitting and adjustments that reflect solely down to how we operate successfully, and while we are only engaging a fraction of our infrastructure, I am pleased to say that it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain our current state. We are currently averaging 1 to 2 members every 2 or 3 weeks and while that is not very much, when compared to other Fleets in the community that are struggling to maintain its own numbers, the fact that our drive and endurance has not slowed is in its self an awesome site. With this concept in mind the Command Staff have been actively discussing whether or not the time is right to activate Lotus Fleet Operations. Originally we had planned to activate this division when the Academy opened its doors to its first class of Starfleet Cadets, however due to a constant trickle of individuals joining Lotus Fleet these questions have been raised.

At this time the Academy courses are approximately 55% complete, with the majority being Year 3 and Year 4 courses. When I review the reports on what courses are currently in progress I can see at this time there more then a half dozen courses are currently being written. The Academy Staff should feel a great sense of pride in what it is that they are achieving today. This monumental task lead by Rear Admiral Athos, Captain Imperator and Captain Ethan R. West and the Academy Professors is by no means a simple task. These Individuals have shown a level of dedication to this Fleet that will be remembered for as long as Lotus Fleet exists, itís through the combined work of these individuals that our future members will be among the best and most knowledgeable of all Starfleet Officers within STO and other Star Trek role-playing and gaming environments. However despite the great strides that the academy staffs have made, we are still in great need of individuals to fill the vital roles of our Fleets Academy Professors, so I would encourage anyone that has an interest in any of our 5 remaining Academy Positions to please contact Rear Admiral Athos or Captain Imperator.

In addition to the great strides that our Fleet has made to its Infrastructure and the Academy, we have also managed to update and change the look and feel of Lotus Fleet as a whole, with the inclusion of customized division logos that link each of Lotus Fleets divisions to their main page. Thanks to the hard work and attention to detail Commander Docsean has managed to give Lotus Fleet a new look and for this we are grateful. Some of Commander Docseans other achievements are the completion and implementation of the Fleet Wide Forum Signatures as well as a finalized version of Lotus Fleets Academy Diploma. The meticulous detail that has gone into each of his works is only a small example of the overall gratitude and pride that I have for each of our members. It is exciting to know that one day when the Academy opens its doors that both members and non-members will be welcome to experience Starfleet Academy that was written and designed by Star Trek fans alike as well as upon graduation they will receive a Starfleet Diploma that they can hang with pride anywhere they choose.

Along with the new appearances that Lotus Fleet has and the accomplishments being done within our Academy Lotus Fleet is still very much dedicated to the proposals that where given on the Hailing Frequency website with regard to the United Federation of Fleets. In addition we are also still hard at work on our new website as well as a custom Lotus Fleet Academy Cadet Interface that will allow our cadets the ability to see all of the information that they should have access to during their Academy career, to include current courses, available courses, completed course scores and a multitude of other features. This process is very slow, but coming along. 

As I come to a close I would like to also highlight that Lotus Fleet has instituted an Awards system that will allow our members to receive special commendations that highlight their great achievements.

Thank you

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet Command
www.lotusfleet.com


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Post by: Athos on 14 May 2008 03:00 AM
Basically...the state of the Fleet is Strong!  :muaha:
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Post by: Athos on 16 May 2008 12:13 AM
Since we are 15 days into the month, for those that are interested, here is a trivia update:

Currently, Athos (Captain Crowl) is leading the way with 6 wins and 115 points with Redshirt in second (3 wins, 109 points).

It's only half way through the month so it's still anyone's game.  I know that I'm not relaxing one bit.
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Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 16 May 2008 02:28 AM
and I am trying to maintain a close third with 1 win and 102 points.
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Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 16 May 2008 02:19 PM
Lol, i keep forgetting to take part in the contest. XD
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Post by: Athos on 16 May 2008 09:53 PM
and I am trying to maintain a close third with 1 win and 102 points.

Actually, since we go by number of wins, then by number of points, Redding is in 3rd with 2 wins, then AoS is in 4th with 1 win
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Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 17 May 2008 12:54 AM
That stinks points should count. :@

I have reasons for my heresy: Lets say a guy wins on the trivia with a 10/10 and the next day only scores 4/10 and another dude scores are high the two times he plays, who has more Trek Knowledge?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 17 May 2008 04:29 AM
I see what you're saying and somewhat agree.  However, remember when I was unable to log on every day due to work, but I still won a great number of games.  That was the argument for counting number of wins instead of points.

I don't know how Nova is going to run it though...he determines winners. Maybe he will go by number of wins, maybe he'll go by how the site scores it.  Meh.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 19 May 2008 03:58 PM
All,

The USS Aurora (A defiant Class ship)  is now available to take on crew as Lotus Fleet's next Role Playing Ship. Please be aware that upon completion of the USS Nehalem the Crew of the Aurora will be transferred to the Nehalem and the originial mission of the Aurora will be put back into place as the Academies RP ship for Academy Courses.

If you have applied for a position on the Nehalem but where denied please resubmit your request for the position of interest.

the Episodic designation for this ship will and the follow on story line leading into the crewing of the Nehalem will be Season 2 Episode 1 [story title To be determined]

Rear Admiral Athos will be the commanding Officer aboard the Aurora, upon transfer to the Nehalem the ships commanding officer will be Admiral Redshirt.

Additionally if you are interested in RPing an Engineering heavy RP, the USS Nehalem will be running a side story that will follow the construction and installation of the ships systems, as it is currently a shell.

Thank you

and again all positions aboard the USS Aurora are now open.



Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 24 May 2008 02:25 AM
Put another way, now is an excellent time to join Lotus Fleet and get involved.  The Aurora needs a crew, and then we'll be off on our first mission.  It's gonna be fun!  :muaha:
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Post by: Athos on 01 June 2008 08:17 PM
***Lotus Fleet Trek Triva Challenge Results!***

Well folks, the Great Trek Triva of May 08 is complete with the following results:

1. Athos (18 wins, 237 points)
2. Random Redshirt (6 wins, 214 points)
3. Redding (2 wins, 171 points)
4. Admiral of Starfleet (1 win, 201 points)

We had a total of 14 players this month, a new record!

Competition was intense.  June is a whole new month and anyone's ball game.  (But hey, I stepped up and defeated Random Redshirt...that in itself is a victory!)  :)

***Lotus Fleet Trek Triva Challenge Results!***
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 13 June 2008 10:31 PM
"Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!"


Those words where uttered by Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870) Aboard Hartford, Farragut entered Mobile Bay, Alabama, 5 August 1864, in two columns, with armored monitors leading and a fleet of wooden ships following. When the lead monitor Tecumseh was demolished by a mine, the wooden ship Brooklyn stopped, and the line drifted in confusion toward Fort Morgan. As disaster seemed imminent, Farragut gave the orders embodied by these famous words. He swung his own ship clear and headed across the mines, which failed to explode. The fleet followed and anchored above the forts, which, now isolated, surrendered one by one. The torpedoes to which Farragut and his contemporaries referred would today be described as tethered mines.

In January of 2008 the Star Trek Gaming Community was rocked by the horrific news that a game that they had been looking forward to for 3+ years was no longer going to be developed and that only the Intellectual Property (art work) was to be transferred to an undisclosed bay side developer. Shortly before this announcement came a new Fleet named Lotus Fleet that promised to maintain its course and strive through the adversity and the prospect that from its inception it may never have a game to call home, a game that would one day join its small but loyal group of members. However nearly 6 months after the Fleets Launch and nearly 4 1/2 months of communications silence, Lotus Fleet held true to its calling and against all odds has held its course. It is only now that a Lt. Commander whom of which is the only man of his species to ever join Starfleet who uses and truly understands the power of "Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!", however I believe that his words are more appropriately used as **Slam and beat the nearest console** and then order **Ramming Speed!!!** to convey his intent in that through the rough and difficult times that we as the fans of not only all Star Trek games but as well as the Patient awaiters of STO that we can say, this day forward "Ramming Speed!!!!" to finally know that our dream of one day playing an MMO centered around the culture that is Star Trek is like seeing the very bright light at the end of the tunnel, and while I do not doubt that the tunnel is still very long, what brings me great pride is how a Fleet that seemed to have been a victim of bad timing has managed to hold its course damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead, and prepare for RAMMING SPEED right into Star Trek Online!

Each and every man and woman of Lotus Fleet has the right to say that they are among the most dedicated of all Star Trek gaming fans, simply because of the experience that has taught us in recent months that Star Trek Online is exactly what we choose to make of it, thereby allowing us to not only imagine through our Role playing events but also through the preparation of the immense service that we wish to offer upon its opening, a fully functional Star Fleet Academy with 40+ courses, and the knowledge that despite the greatest adversity this little Fleet has surged on and will continue to strive for greatness.

It is with great pride that today, with the vague but undeniable truth that Cryptic Studios is developing Star Trek Online that I put a call out to all of the Star Trek Online fans that will one day seek membership to a Fleet that they can not only affect but also grow for and with, as we await Star Trek Online or more appropriately the bright light at the end of the tunnel.


Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
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Post by: Nova on 19 June 2008 02:11 PM
I am very Proud and Happy to announce that everyone that who Participated in the Season 1 Episode 1 Maiden Voyage Roleplaying Adventure that was Submitted to the Writers Den over at Hailing Frequency has Received their award!

Congratulations to all of you and I look forward to seeing many more accomplishments and awards both here at Lotus Fleet and abroad.


Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 19 June 2008 03:18 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kinneas for his submission of a new Lotus Fleet Command Logo. As always I am floored by his skills as an artist and I am very humbled and appreciative that Kinneas took the time to give us such a nice and wonderful new Image that we can use.

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Post by: Zach on 19 June 2008 03:33 PM
Wow Kinn! thats awesome!
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Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 19 June 2008 04:29 PM
Yeah, we all loooooove it. we can't thank Kinn enough. you are teh rockz!
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Post by: Athos on 22 June 2008 03:59 AM
Kinneas...we really are all going nuts over this new logo...looks freakin awesome! 

But being the Academy CO, I am most interested in seeing the new Academy logo look!   :muaha:
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Post by: Squirrel on 25 June 2008 11:56 PM
Hey, im back finally. Sorry for leaving you guys so promptly and without warning but alot was happening at the time. Good to know Lotus Fleet is still around and id be inclined to rejoin when the time comes.
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Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 26 June 2008 03:20 AM
Great that you are back squirrel.
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Post by: Random Redshirt on 26 June 2008 04:24 AM
Welcome back Squirrel. Did you enjoy your leave? :) I kid, good to see you in the community once again.
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Post by: Athos on 27 June 2008 12:39 AM
Squirrel...holy smokes...you didn't fall off the face of the planet!  Glad to see that you're still around!  Check out the site to see all of the stuff that's changed.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 02 July 2008 02:39 PM
Followed by the New Lotus Fleet Command Logo, I would like to introduce the community to the first of many developments that Lotus Fleet is currently engaged in to offer our members a unique and immersive environment that will truly set Lotus Fleet in a direction that will not only prepare us for Star Trek Online but as well as all other endeavors that we will engage.

Again great appreciation and thanks go out to Kinneas for his two submissions for Lotus Fleet Operations and Academy Division Logo's

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/LFOPS_logo2_400x321a.png)

(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg69/lrdnova/LF_ACAD_Logos_400x321.png)
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Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 02 July 2008 03:58 PM
These logos are da bomb! :photon:
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Post by: BLZBUB on 03 July 2008 03:17 AM
 Those sure do jump out and grab your attention, don't they?  :supernova:
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Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 03 July 2008 03:37 AM
Lotus Fleet Academy agrees that we are the most bad ass. The logos look great!! thanks kinn! :D
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Post by: Athos on 03 July 2008 07:34 PM
Excellent work Kinneas!! You have really outdone yourself.  The Academy is the best of all of them...though I wouldn't be biased or anything!  :wink:
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Post by: BLZBUB on 04 July 2008 01:21 AM
Excellent work Kinneas!! You have really outdone yourself.  The Academy is the best of all of them...though I wouldn't be biased or anything!  :wink:

Me thinks "someone" is looking for a third Pip on his collar!  ^_^
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Post by: Athos on 07 July 2008 03:20 AM
Me thinks "someone" is looking for a third Pip on his collar!  ^_^

LOL...well, Kinneas has no bearing on the decision of my promotion...that would be up to Fleet Admiral Nova and Admiral Random Redshirt.  I just wanted to let Kinneas know just how much I like the Academy's logo.  :ilovestartrek:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Random Redshirt on 07 July 2008 06:10 PM
Lotus Fleet would like to announce that we are now accepting applications for our newest Forum Based Role-Playing event, "The Nehalem Project"!

The Nehalem Project is an SCE style RP event, centered around the construction of Lotus Fleet's newest vessel, the USS Nehalem. Currently, we are accepting applications for engineering staff to complete the design and construction of the vessel, and will open up to science personnel in the later stages of construction to assist in the installation of science labs, sensors, etc. Personnel assigned to the Nehalem Project will serve under myself as the Engineer of Record (EOR) and will be asked to familiarize themselves with the design schematics and blueprints before proceeding with work on the vessel.

Anyone who might be interested in taking part, please visit Lotus Fleet at:

www.lotusfleet.com

Admiral Random Redshirt
Lotus Fleet Executive Officer, Nehalem Project EOR
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Post by: Imperator83 on 10 July 2008 01:06 AM
 :photon: Well I figured I may as well throw in my 2 cents seeing as how I haven't been posting on here nearly as much as I really should be.  I am also a member of Lotus Fleet and have been for some time, though I just haven't found my way over here to post in quite some time.  I'm currently serving as the Academy XO/Professor of Science, so if there is anyone out there that is looking to join the fleet and can prove their worth to eventually become the true Professor of Science "Come on down".  Well that is it catch ya'll lata
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 17 July 2008 02:26 PM
Hello Star Trek Gamers!

Today I am proud to announce that Hailing Frequency Pod Cast has been kind enough to supply Lotus Fleet with the opportunity to purchase certain types of Pins, Stickers and Clothing all with the Lotus Fleet Command, Academy, and Operations division Logos present directly from their Cafe Press Store.

I wanted to personally thank Kinneas for once again applying his time and talents to supporting Lotus Fleet, in this manner. The Crew of Hailing Frequency has been very kind and welcoming to us and this is just another example of how willing they are to ensure that the community of Star Trek Fans remains informed and well dressed for every occasion. In addition to the Overwhelming support that Hailing Frequency has given to Lotus Fleet I would also like to give my thanks and appreciation to Mr. J with regard to the Air Time that Lotus Fleet has been given on STOZone, not to mention the absolute fun we as a Fleet have been having with all of the events and news that comes from both of these great sites.

As a result I would like encourage members of Lotus Fleet and the rest of the Hailing Frequency and STOZone Community to take a look at the Store and show your support through the fashion and accessories that are available. Not to mention for every item sold Hailing Frequency gets a percentage of the proceeds that goes to supporting this wonderful site and its Pod Cast!

I personally have purchased a Lotus Fleet Cap, a Hailing Frequency Polo, and my Son is sporting a Blue Onesie with Alter Ego on it!, and let me tell you he really is Alter Ego's Little Minion.

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Post by: Nova on 22 July 2008 09:25 PM
Lotus Fleet and Star Trek Gaming Community.

As of July 22, 2008 Lotus Fleet is officially severing any and all relations and official ties to STO-Zone.com.

It has come to the attention of this commanding body that the content and practices of the STOZONE Live broadcasts, being that they are of an adult nature, do not hold to the values and conditions held by Lotus Fleet as a whole nor do we feel that they are relavent to Star Trek, Star Trek Gaming or Star Trek Online.

These actions are in accordance with the Fleet's Code of Conduct as it is the responsibility of the Fleets Command Staff to ensure that our members are not subjected nor take part in inappropriate content that would be deemed as being unbecoming of a Starfleet Officer. As such knowing that some of our members are under age, and having respect for them and their loved ones Lotus Fleet can not and will not support any content that is inappropriate for those members.

 Knowing and understanding that we can not enforce nor expect all of our members to cease and desist from all activity with regard to participating in forum discussions and listening to STOZone Live, The Command Staff does ask that our members please remove any and all Lotus Fleet Signatures and Lotus Fleet identifying information from your public profiles that appear on the STOZone domain (STOZone.com)

As such in the future should this commanding body be made aware that STOZone Live has changed its platform to accommodate a wider range of Star Trek Fans, Lotus Fleet will reconsider our position and we look forward to making that decision when the time comes.

This message does not apply to STOZONE.net which is ran by Hailing Frequency.co.uk


Thank you

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
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Post by: Lepton on 24 July 2008 01:44 AM
Hmm, I think one can take this role play angle a little too far.  I defy anyone to find a popular gaming podcast that is not adult in its content.  I mean, what occurred on sto-zone.com live cast is nothing compared to Shawn Elliot's stories about griefing folks in Second Life sex clubs.  I think that you will find that a good number of people if not the majority of people who will be involved in Star Trek Online would have found any remarks made on sto-zone.com perfectly entertaining and probably quite funny.  I think your view of the potential Star Trek Online community is pretty skewed.  I would say that your view of the Star Trek Fan is pretty narrow, while sto-zone.com is addressing real people out there as opposed to some infinitesimally small Role Play community.
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Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 24 July 2008 02:16 AM
Lotus Fleet holds its member to a higher standard than you do; We arent "common" trek fans.
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Post by: Kinneas on 24 July 2008 02:24 AM
The adult content is only one reason folks were mad.

There are many more factors at play.
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Post by: Athos on 24 July 2008 04:40 AM
Hmm, I think one can take this role play angle a little too far.  I defy anyone to find a popular gaming podcast that is not adult in its content.  I mean, what occurred on sto-zone.com live cast is nothing compared to Shawn Elliot's stories about griefing folks in Second Life sex clubs.  I think that you will find that a good number of people if not the majority of people who will be involved in Star Trek Online would have found any remarks made on sto-zone.com perfectly entertaining and probably quite funny.  I think your view of the potential Star Trek Online community is pretty skewed.  I would say that your view of the Star Trek Fan is pretty narrow, while sto-zone.com is addressing real people out there as opposed to some infinitesimally small Role Play community.

Lepton, thank you for addressing your opinion; it is heard and respected.  Basically, what it boils down to, is that everyone is different.  One can never make one Fleet or show or whatever that everyone likes or agrees on.  Lotus Fleet has a set of standards, of duty, honor, integrity, and mutual respect for everyone, that we hold our members to.  If people like and agree with those standards, then they should join us.  If not, then I'm sure that there are other Fleets that fit their personalities better.  One can never generalize what a Star Trek Fan is, which I think you'll agree with.  In Lotus Fleet, we all adhere to the Lotus Fleet General Orders and Code of Conduct, to which multiple people helped to build...not just one person.

Basically, we are who we are.  We ask that you respect us for that just as we respect everyone else for who they are.  That does not mean that we agree with everyone, but we do respect them for who they are.
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Post by: Random Redshirt on 24 July 2008 05:16 AM
Hmm, I think one can take this role play angle a little too far.  I defy anyone to find a popular gaming podcast that is not adult in its content.  I mean, what occurred on sto-zone.com live cast is nothing compared to Shawn Elliot's stories about griefing folks in Second Life sex clubs.  I think that you will find that a good number of people if not the majority of people who will be involved in Star Trek Online would have found any remarks made on sto-zone.com perfectly entertaining and probably quite funny.  I think your view of the potential Star Trek Online community is pretty skewed.  I would say that your view of the Star Trek Fan is pretty narrow, while sto-zone.com is addressing real people out there as opposed to some infinitesimally small Role Play community.

Simple as this Lepton. We have underage minors in our fleet. Regardless if everyone finds it entertaining or not, we can't support that while still continuing to have people under the age of 18 within our fleet.

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Post by: Zach on 24 July 2008 09:11 AM
I defy anyone to find a popular gaming podcast that is not adult in its content.

Ahem.

In Total, Hailing Frequency recieved around 58,000 downloads in total for the month of june, 54,000 for the month of May,  and for July to Date and at the time of this post, we have recieved exactly 59,617 downloads this month.

Hailing Frequency has been and will always be Family Friendly. We do not have any adult content in our shows whatsoever.

I believe that makes us a Popular Gaming Podcast that is not adult in its content.

Thank You
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Lepton on 25 July 2008 02:07 AM
Hmm, I think one can take this role play angle a little too far.  I defy anyone to find a popular gaming podcast that is not adult in its content.  I mean, what occurred on sto-zone.com live cast is nothing compared to Shawn Elliot's stories about griefing folks in Second Life sex clubs.  I think that you will find that a good number of people if not the majority of people who will be involved in Star Trek Online would have found any remarks made on sto-zone.com perfectly entertaining and probably quite funny.  I think your view of the potential Star Trek Online community is pretty skewed.  I would say that your view of the Star Trek Fan is pretty narrow, while sto-zone.com is addressing real people out there as opposed to some infinitesimally small Role Play community.

Simple as this Lepton. We have underage minors in our fleet. Regardless if everyone finds it entertaining or not, we can't support that while still continuing to have people under the age of 18 within our fleet.



I suppose no one in your fleet watches R rated movies as well as there are minors in the fleet?  I have never heard of anything so ridiculous.  Who said your "minors" had to listen to the podcast? 

Game companies and game publishers such as EA advertise on these gaming podcasts that have adult content.  This is the same company that publishes games from Spore to Crysis to Rock Band.  So if someone with an economic interest in the gaming world advertises on such podcasts, it seems rather preposterous to suppose that the root of severing these ties with Mr. J has anything to do with the "adult" nature of the podcast.  The agenda is clear here, especially given the recent announcment of Lotus Fleet sponsoring HF live cast at the same damn time as Mr J.

Come off your pseudo-moral horse and own up to your duplicities.
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Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 25 July 2008 02:58 AM
Its a matter of principle, Lotus Fleet does not support adult content. Therefore we do not support STO zone. :ugh4:

There are no ulterior motives!!!!

Lotus Fleet sponsors HF and used to sponsor STO zone and we were offering vegas convention coverage to them so we were never biased. Lotus Fleet is hosting the HF live server because that is Lotus Fleet's nature, hellping fellow members of the trek gaming community. Stop trying to find a conspiracy where there isnt one.
I would listen to STO zone if there was no adult content.

Converation with Mr. J over Skype:

[10:36:26 PM] Will Parker (Starfleet) says: I want you to know that although I have stopped listening to your show due to its content there are no ulterior motives for this.
[10:36:50 PM] STOZone says: ulterior motives for what, bro?
[10:37:55 PM] Will Parker (Starfleet) says: Lepton keeps saying Lotus Fleet and its members severed ties with your show because of ulterior motives
[10:38:28 PM] STOZone says: oh, um well i don't know anything behind that, but i consder lotus fleet my friends and i respect their decision not to listen
[10:38:32 PM] STOZone says: no hard feelings :)
[10:38:40 PM] Will Parker (Starfleet) says: ok
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Random Redshirt on 25 July 2008 03:48 AM
I suppose no one in your fleet watches R rated movies as well as there are minors in the fleet?  I have never heard of anything so ridiculous.  Who said your "minors" had to listen to the podcast? 

Game companies and game publishers such as EA advertise on these gaming podcasts that have adult content.  This is the same company that publishes games from Spore to Crysis to Rock Band.  So if someone with an economic interest in the gaming world advertises on such podcasts, it seems rather preposterous to suppose that the root of severing these ties with Mr. J has anything to do with the "adult" nature of the podcast.  The agenda is clear here, especially given the recent announcment of Lotus Fleet sponsoring HF live cast at the same damn time as Mr J.

Come off your pseudo-moral horse and own up to your duplicities.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion Lepton. Sure, the timing may seem "shadowy" to you, however, we had already begun discussing this matter in the hours after the infamous dolphin show.

We decided that it would be best to cut ties because we do not want the Lotus Fleet name associated with the content that was airing on that show. It was a radical departure from the original programming that was indicated, it was adult subject matter and it had nothing to do with Star Trek.

We didn't tell our members not to go to the site, we didn't tell them they couldn't listen. What we said is we will not officially sponser in any way shape or form that particular content. You may find it funny. We did not. That doesn't make us any better than you, and it doesn't make you any better than us. All it means is we don't want to have our name associated with that sort of content.

If you don't like our explanation, don't believe it, don't believe me or anyone else when we tell you our reasons, so be it. There isn't any more I can do to try and explain it any better than our official statement.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Lepton on 25 July 2008 06:33 AM
I suppose no one in your fleet watches R rated movies as well as there are minors in the fleet?  I have never heard of anything so ridiculous.  Who said your "minors" had to listen to the podcast? 

Game companies and game publishers such as EA advertise on these gaming podcasts that have adult content.  This is the same company that publishes games from Spore to Crysis to Rock Band.  So if someone with an economic interest in the gaming world advertises on such podcasts, it seems rather preposterous to suppose that the root of severing these ties with Mr. J has anything to do with the "adult" nature of the podcast.  The agenda is clear here, especially given the recent announcment of Lotus Fleet sponsoring HF live cast at the same damn time as Mr J.

Come off your pseudo-moral horse and own up to your duplicities.


Everyone is entitled to their own opinion Lepton. Sure, the timing may seem "shadowy" to you, however, we had already begun discussing this matter in the hours after the infamous dolphin show.

We decided that it would be best to cut ties because we do not want the Lotus Fleet name associated with the content that was airing on that show. It was a radical departure from the original programming that was indicated, it was adult subject matter and it had nothing to do with Star Trek.

We didn't tell our members not to go to the site, we didn't tell them they couldn't listen. What we said is we will not officially sponser in any way shape or form that particular content. You may find it funny. We did not. That doesn't make us any better than you, and it doesn't make you any better than us. All it means is we don't want to have our name associated with that sort of content.

If you don't like our explanation, don't believe it, don't believe me or anyone else when we tell you our reasons, so be it. There isn't any more I can do to try and explain it any better than our official statement.


Horse 'censored'.  So you think the announcment here,

http://www.hailingfrequency.co.uk/boards/index.php?topic=885.0

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Server Technology for the Hailing Frequency streaming server is being gratiously provided by Lotus Fleet and is being powered by Winamps Shoutcast Software.  All Music used on Hailing Frequency will be entirely Creative Commons.


has absolutely nothing to do with the events that have taken place.  And a mere 4 days before Mr J's countdown show we get an announcement of HF's own countdown show as provided by your own organization.  Awfully convenient timing, don't you think?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Random Redshirt on 25 July 2008 06:54 AM
Look Lepton, I'm not going to sit here and argue with you.

We made our stance clear, it's all covered in our official statement. If you carefully reread our statement, you would find that if STO Zone were ever to reformat and remove the adult content, then we would re-establish ties. I doubt it would happen, but if it did, I for one would listen again. When the focus of the show was on Star Trek Online and not on adult humor and sex stories, it was good. But frankly I don't listen to Howard Stern because of what he puts on the air, so why should Juliano be any different?

You don't want to believe it, that is your perogative. It's time to put this thing to rest.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 25 July 2008 02:56 PM
I'd like to ask all Lotus Fleet Members to stop responding to Leptons comments - He has been sent a warning PM on the matter.

Thank You
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 26 July 2008 05:47 AM
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Hello Everyone!!!

Lotus Fleet would like to announce that come Sunday 27th we will no longer be giving the field promotion of Ensign to new members, as such all new members that choose to join Lotus Fleet After Sunday will be given the rank of Crewman upon joining our Ranks.

with that said once our Academy is completed (81 percent complete) we will be bringing all new Lotus Fleet members in as Cadets, so that they will be of the appropriate rank within Lotus Fleets Academy.

So if you have been thinking about joining Lotus Fleet but where not sure as to when you should do it. Dont pass up the opertunity to Join the Fleet as a Ensign, because after Sunday that option will no longer be available.


Thank you

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
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Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 05 August 2008 07:18 PM
State of the Fleet Address 3rd Quarter


Moving into the 3rd quarter of 2008, as this fleets commanding officer, I review the last six months that Lotus Fleet has existed in the absence of any word, any vision, or any news of Star Trek Online. As a Fleet we had hoped that Lotus Fleet could be designed in such a way that we would not only feel proud to service the Star Trek, Star Trek Gaming, and Star Trek online communities but that we could be seen as a standard for new and upcoming fleets preparing for STO to build themselves upon. Unfortunately early into first quarter of 2008 the Star Trek Community was devastated by PE news of Star Trek Online. As young as Lotus Fleet was had we been any normal fleet with normal members the Fleet would have folded and simply died away among the masses of Star Trek Online fans that seemed to disappear into the distance with their heads held low with disappointment. However, early on it was became quite apparent that while Star Trek Online was dead, at least for the moment, Lotus Fleet members where far from discouraged, Yes its true we all felt a sense of despair at some point but together we worked, we talked, and prevailed in our actions to continue steadfast and strong.

As I give this address to the Fleet and the various Star Trek Communities I report that Lotus Fleets Academy of 60+ courses ranging 4 distinct Professions is more then 80% complete, and as we continue to work ever diligently on a new website, a fully functional cadet interface that will house our Academy courses, I continue to look back to the humble beginnings of this Fleet and peer forward to announce that all three of Lotus Fleets Divisions are operational in one capacity or another. Granted our infrastructure is not yet 100% and as we fill vital roles within the Fleet and develop our procedures, Our Academy will be available to everyone with out the need of having a membership to Lotus Fleet, upon graduation you will have earned a Starfleet diploma, and should you choose to join Lotus Fleet, my newest Fleet Officer Rear Admiral Raven and the Lotus Fleet Operations Staff will be there to guide the newest members of Lotus Fleet through the enlisted ranks, it is within Lotus Fleet Operations that we hope to spend time with our new members showing them the ropes, introducing them to the ďLotus FleetĒ way of doing things as well as ensuring that no one individual is forgotten about. Since the creation of Lotus Fleet I have tried to make it a point to meet and speak with every single member that joins Lotus Fleet, as it is within the best interest of our fleet and new members to have the ability to speak with the person that they look too and feel comfortable that their commanding officer shares their thoughts, ideals and concerns for a cultural Icon that is held so dear to everyone. However as the fleet has continued to grow it has become increasingly difficult to speak with everyone, however I will continue to endeavor to make this a priority to know the names of everyone in Lotus Fleet.

As we look to the future and what is in store for everyone, I am proud to be apart of a group that continues to show itself as wanting to be at the forefront of Star Trek Online news so much so that we will actually spend the time to seek it out, and now with the introduction of the wonderful forums that exist not only on hailing frequency but as well as Star Trek Online that news is not far from our grasp. I truly feel that Cryptic Studios wants the best for Star Trek Online just as a parent would want the best for their child, and it is with great pride that I can say that Lotus Fleet will be right there waiting patiently to experience the future incarnation of Star Trek into our lives.


Thank you and I hope that the next 3 months are as adventurous as the last 6 months have been.

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 07 August 2008 02:52 AM
 80% eh!
 Are you having an advanced warp theory course?

Just kidding Lrdnova. I have been following the progress of Lotus ( and a few other) fleet,s as we await launch. I can't wait to see the completed academy.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 07 August 2008 03:02 AM
I will be marvelous!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 07 August 2008 04:45 AM
80% eh!
 Are you having an advanced warp theory course?

Just kidding Lrdnova. I have been following the progress of Lotus ( and a few other) fleet,s as we await launch. I can't wait to see the completed academy.

our advanced engineering courses will touch upon Warp Dynamics...so yes. :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 08 September 2008 08:42 PM
Hey Everyone,


Its been some time since I have had the chance to give an update to the Status of some of Lotus Fleets Major Projects so let me go ahead and do that


First off, Lotus Fleets famed Academy is coming along very nicely, our Cadet Inteface is complete and currently being poplulated with all of the course Content and course exams!

we are tentively scheduled to open the Academy to the community the end of September to begining of October.

Some other major projects, we have also been in the process of developing our forums that will integrate into our new website, of which this is nearly complete.

and then there is our Roleplaying

we currently have 5 active ships 4 are currently crewed and out on missions as we speak.

The USS Lotus (Intrepid Class) is now out on its 3rd Episode called Season 1 Episode 3 "Engagement in the Zone"

The USS Nehalem (Nehalem Class) is now finishing up its second Episode Season 1 Episode 2 "Shakeup"

The USS Umpqua (Nova Class Refit) just departed for its first Episode called Season 1 Episode 1 - "Dignitaries"

The USS McKenzie (Defiant Class) Just departed for its first Episode called Season 1 Episode 1 - "The Wrong Hand"

Currently the USS Alsea (Prometheus Class) , is sitting at Starbase 10 awaiting a new crew before it goes out.

For those of you who dont know Lotus Fleet is currently playing is RP in the year 2399, as such we have a fully developed overarching Plot that all of our Ships are engaging in from within each of their perspective roles. As such the way we categorize all of our Roleplaying is through the following outline.

a season is equal to 5 Episodes, upon completion of a season, the crew maybe introduced to another completely over arching event that takes place in the Lotus Fleet Star Trek Universe, or we may see a continuation from the previous Season, only time will tell, I will say this while Starbase 10 sits on the boarder between the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan space. The feeling around Starfleet Inteligence is that a Civil War is brewing, and the Klingons will play a pivotol role in defending their new allies, and its not the Federation!

So Stay tuned as each of our Ships Captains are responcible for compiling each episode in book format so that we can post them around the Star Trek Community, So be prepared to do some really awesome reading!

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 08 September 2008 09:29 PM
 Star Base 10? I am understanding it's position to be on the Romulan Neutral zone near the Devron system...a long way from Klingon space. Perhaps I need a new map?  ^_^
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 09 September 2008 02:52 PM
Here you go BLZBUB

This is where Star base 10 (LF HQ) is located right where Federation, Klingon, and Romulan Space meet.

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Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 10 September 2008 05:33 AM
 Thanks lrdnova.
 I have the same map...almost. Your Star Base is marked 234 on mine, and Star Base 10 on mine is just above the Bassen Rift between Tango Outpost's 1 and 2. Right near the Devron System on the Romulan Neutral Zone.
 Of course, I realize that there are many maps out there, so we must take them all with a grain of salt.

Just an aside of interest. Star Base 234 ( 10 on your map :P ) is home base to STOFleet Command! Looks like we're neighbours ( in alternate universes of course! )  :D
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 17 September 2008 12:40 AM
It is with great joy that I announce that 100% of the Academy courses have been written, and all but one course test.  Now it's just a matter of getting the Cadet User Interface loaded with the courses and we're in business.  I anticipate a Grand Opening of sometime in October.  It will be glorious! 

Note that the Academy is designed both for those who know a lot or know nothing of Star Trek.  The point is to bring everyone's knowledge level up so that Lotus Fleet can and will be the premiere STO Fleet.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 19 September 2008 02:56 AM
As of today, Thursday 18 September 08, 100% of the Academy courses (for start up) have been written; 100% of the exams are written; 100% of the course descriptions are written. 

In addition, all 4 types of program plans are built and are very easy to follow.  A program plan is a plan for progressing through the Academy.  One is built for each profession; it details exactly which courses are required and which are elective and how many electives of those available you have to take. 

So, what now?  It's just a matter of time for the courses and tests to be loaded onto the Cadet User Interface (CUI).  Then, the Academy Staff needs to be trained (won't take long).  After some basic training, the Academy will have its soft open which means that the Tier 4 Officers and Academy staff will go through the Academy first to test the system.  Once we are through, and the system has been tested, we will have our Grand Opening.

All of this should occur relatively quickly with the soft open coming up in a week or at most two.  The grand opening should occur during the first part of October.  We will be admitting people into the Academy in an orderly fashion...having 80 people push through all at once would invite confusion and craziness.  We will start with the officer ranks, about 10 at a time, and then move on to the enlisted ranks. 

I would like to extend my thanks to everyone involved in building the Academy; Admiral Random Redshirt, Fleet Captain Dominik Kale, Captain Starfleet, Captain Sean Kirkpatrick, Captain Niomo Lire, Lt Cmdr Nefer Hotep, Lt Cmdr Julian Carter, and Lt Cmdr Zack O'Brien all spent countless hours writing courses.  Captain Sean Kirkpatrick has developed our increadible diplomas with the help of Fleet Captain Dominik Kale; and our own Fleet Admiral Nova has built the CUI. 

We as the Academy Staff cannot wait to invite the first group of cadets to the Academy.  We look forward to seeing you!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 19 September 2008 03:37 AM
To sum up what Athos posted, The Academy is uber awesome :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 29 September 2008 03:40 PM
As some of you may have already noticed, Random Redshirt has been removed as being the Fleets Executive Officer. I would like to assure everyone that this was not for reasons other then what are stated below, and in fact in his service to Lotus Fleet Random Redshirt has quickly become one of this Fleets most valued members, my most valuable voice of reason, and one of my closest friends. Admiral Redshirts retirement comes not entirely as a surprise to myself and the rest of the Fleet Officers as we have known for some time that his sister has not been doing very well. So I would ask that by whatever means you feel appropriate that you please take a moment to consider what him and his family are going through, and if it is with in your beliefs to please prey for them.

Random Redshirt more then anyone else knew that Lotus Fleet has the opportunity to continue to represent the best practices of what it means to be Starfleet Officers in a 21st century world, it is through this practice that Lotus Fleet may continue to be something more then a single member, Redshirt knew this and rather then holding on to a position that he can not commit to he released his control of that slot. In this example Redshirt exhibited even in his greatest need a sense of honor that allowed him to put what was best for the Fleet first...

Today this fleet has lost an XO but I have gained even more respect for the man and hope that all will be well and that one day he may return as a loyal and strong member to Lotus Fleet.

Peace be with you, Live Long and Prosper...




Regards

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 29 September 2008 11:14 PM
 I will certainly pass along a prayer for Random and his family. Rest assured that "all good things come to pass", and that I believe the Admiral will be back in his chair when time and goof fortune permits.
 Also, on behalf of STOFleet, our thoughts are with him and his family. 
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 06 November 2008 04:48 PM


State of the Fleet Address Quarter 4


As Lotus Fleet quickly approaches its 1 year anniversary, looking back and seeing the great strides that this Fleet of Starfleet Officers has accomplished brings me great pride and appreciation to you all. Without each of you we would have not been able to succeed in being one of the greatest fleets in the Star Trek Online Community. Many Fleets around the community may have a larger member base, they may even have more experience, only because they have been around longer, however what Lotus Fleet brings to this community of next generation Star Trek fans that will extend the mythos of Star Trek into its MMO form is the power that is wielded from the undying dedication not to me as your leader but to the ideal that Lotus Fleet is truly something greaterÖsomething differentÖ something better then what each of you have experienced from other MMO guilds. For those of you who will make STO your first MMO, I can promise you one thing that this experience will be unlike any other that you will have from any other game.

Among some of our fleets great accomplishments this year we have had the honor of having some very talented individuals like Captain Pimm, and Rear Admiral Raven who spent many long hours developing, refining and setting the standard for what will eventually become this fleets primary form of communication. Following this and under the command of Captain Pimm, Lt Commanders Westin, Future, and Rock proceeded to redevelop the new image of Lotus Fleet, it was again here with many long hours that by using as an example Lt. Commander Westin was able to take our previous set of forums and reshape our image by utilizing the forum engine known as vbulletin, an engine that no other fleet in our community is using. During this time Future with input of various great minds in the fleet was able to develop the new look of Lotus Fleet in the form of a incredibly functional website that utilizes the LCARS/TCARS theme in such away that truly sets us apart from any other Fleet. I have stated on numerous occasions that LCARS really was not an artistic direction that I wanted to go towards because I have never seen it implemented in a way that was functional and appealing to the sites visitors. However after much discussion and putting faith in the web development team as well as Rear Admiral Raven, we have been given a website that not only sets the standard in which I hope other fleets can look to us upon, but also redefines an era in which LCARS is used and shows the community that it really can be utilized in a manner that is not damaging to the quality of its design.

As a follow on to the great strides given By Lotus Fleet Operations, Lotus Fleet Academy has spent much of this year working diligently and effectively to bring information not only to the individual Lotus Fleet Member, but also offer a service to the Star Trek community that no other Fleet has ever doneÖ In the coming days Lotus Fleet Academy will be opening its doors to the Star Trek Community, whereby Cadets will have the privilege of attending Star Fleet Academy: Lotus Fleet Division, where they will take any number of courses across 4 different disciplines, upon which after graduation individuals will be given a very unique Diploma, something of which they can take with them to frame, or present in whatever manner they feel is appropriate. As part of this long development and again something that sets us apart from many of the Fleets out there is the shear existence of our Academy. Its true that many Fleets claim to have their own Academy for which there members can attend however I know of only one other Fleet that has an academy that is extensive as ours, and they deserve as much credit for their efforts, however what they do not have is the Cadet User Interface, which presents in a professional manner an Online Schooling environment that allows cadets the immersive feeling of really attending Starfleet Academy. The conceptual design of the Cadet User Interface has become a corner stone of what the Academy is built on and represents the attention to detail that this fleet has. Having coined the term Cadet User Interface, this object much like our use of LCARS in a website, again not only sets the Standard but it is our hope that it redefines that standard to create a community that is well informed, and immersed in humanities aspirations for the future.

As a final note in this address to the Fleet, I would like to look towards my Fleet Officer who of which I am both humbled, and yet honored to have you all as this Fleets leadership. A couple quotes that I am reminded of in honor of these great individuals and your leadership.

From Everett Dirksen
      ďI am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all timesĒ

This quote very nicely sums up the flexiable nature in which each of us has had to endure this year as this fleet has grown, changed and succeeded in its endeavors, the flexibility in communication as well as decisions that at first glance may not make a lot of sense but as a result upon which where made clear after all events played out has cause many to learn the meaning of flexibility including myself.

And finally I leave you with this quote from Isaac Newton:

ďIf I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.Ē

As Lotus Fleet stands a giant in the Star Trek Online Community I can only see a future in which our succees will only be met with our continued dedication to duty, adherence to chain of command, and respect for decisions that may not always be clear but knowing that it is for the betterment of the Fleet and not the individual that the choices we make dictate the future of the fleet.


Thank you again and I am forever humbled by what you all have made of Lotus Fleet.

So heres to another great year for Lotus Fleet and I look forward to addressing this fleet again in Quarter 1 of 2009


Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Blackfire on 09 November 2008 09:48 AM

  In the last week in september, my computer encountered a virus that took over my computer completely, it was only a few days ago that I was able to get back online. 

    Tho I did not know Random redshirt well, I do wish him the best and for his family.



    Irdnova: thanks for that update, I will be looking over the changes to the site shortly.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 29 November 2008 04:21 PM
Attention all hands...

The soft launch has gone well. As expected, there were some kinks to work out of the system. At this point, the only errors anyone is finding are grammatical in nature which is a good sign. As of Wednesday, 19 November, Lotus Fleet Academy opened our doors to all Lotus Fleet Members and that was a huge success. I would estimate that 99% of people are satisfied with Lotus Fleet Academy; consider the courses to be engaging and fair.

And now for the date everyone has been waiting for....Lotus Fleet Academy's Grand Opening will occur on Saturday, 29 November 08. So if you've been holding off going to Lotus Fleet Academy, 29 November is your date to check it out.

I want to make clear that you are not committing yourself to joining Lotus Fleet simply because you attend Lotus Fleet Academy; we open our doors to anyone and everyone. You may, of course, decide to join after attending, but the decision is entirely up to the individual. We also will never attempt to recruit out of the Academy.


And YES TODAY IS THE 29TH!!!!!!!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 29 November 2008 05:02 PM

One of the greatest benefits to how Lotus Fleet is designed is the idea that during our meetings and even our forum posts any member of any rank has the ability to dramatically cause change within the Fleet... for this purpose its with great pride that I introduce to the Star Trek Community the new Lotus Fleet Store www.cafepress.com/lotusfleetstore.

Here members of Lotus Fleet as well as anyone wanting to purchase one of our products, can buy from a number of items listed...however there is a special added twist to this story....

Members of Lotus Fleet pride themselves on being part of a group that continues to push the envelope when it comes to bringing resources and innovative ideas to a guild such as ours... that allows our members the ability to experience a unique and mature environment... falling in line with this tradition I am proud to announce that 100% of all proceeds earned from the sale of these products will be donated to a non-profit organization, of Lotus Fleets Choice.

As a result and as we continue to build upon this idea We would greatly appreciate any thoughts or ideas that the community might have in terms of a Non-profit out their that encourages the exploration of Science, Technology, Humanitarian Aid, Medical and Scientific Discovery, As well as any other Non-profits that are in need of support.

With that said thank you all in advance and we hope that this is a great success!

again please visit www.cafepress.com/lotusfleetstore
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Blackfire on 29 November 2008 05:26 PM

  I had a look at the shop and it's very cool!    But can you send money orders?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 29 November 2008 09:49 PM
 Lotus Fleet Academy is well worth it people. I am currently in my second "year" there and am having a bang-up time of it.
 I have even, actually learned something there that I didn't know before, so if this old dog can, you can also!
 I heartily recommend it to all, even if you know lots about Trek and it's many facets, you won't regret attending. My hat is off to the Lotus Fleet staff whom have undertook this project.
 The Grand Opening is today (29 Nov./08), so give it a look-see.

**This endorsement is the sole opinion of BLZBUB and was in no way given under any form of duress or compensation** :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 09 December 2008 12:24 PM
How many  people have been through the academy now? do we have any other member reviews?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Talak Rahl on 13 December 2008 06:07 AM
To the Star Trek Community,

It is my proud privilege to present to you the Lotus Fleet Academy, which just recently opened up in late November to the public. This is a grand event in the history of Lotus Fleet since our Academy started in development since the formation of the fleet in early January. For 10 months, our Academy Staff headed currently headed by Vice Admiral Athos and Rear Admiral Kirkpatrick have worked tireless and spent countless hours to make sure that everything was in place so that the Academy could have a successful launch. The hard work put into by our Academy Professors and even just knowledgeable members is reflected in the very detailed course content that our Academy offers. Through their dedication to Lotus Fleet, they have molded the Academy into something that everyone can experience and enjoy.
 
With 4 degrees to choose from in Tactical/Security, Engineering, Medical, or Science, the Lotus Fleet Academy has close to 60 courses and is constantly expanding with each cadet that passes through. Upon the successful completion of the Academy, graduates will receive their own personalized diploma that was designed by the Academy Executive Officer, Rear Admiral Kirkpatrick. Each field provides its own track and everyone will learn something about Star Trek whether youíre a Star Trek veteran or something new!

Without further ado, I would like to extend an invitation to all members of the community who are interested in taking our Academy. It is a public education institution, and cadets are not bound in anyway shape or form to Lotus Fleet after you graduate and you will not be pressured to join Lotus Fleet during your time at the Academy. Come sign up for the Academy, register with our forums, and pick your degree plan to start your Lotus Fleet Academy experience, and on behalf of Lotus Fleet, may your experience there be enjoyable.

Commander Talak Rahl
Fleet Affairs Coordinator
Chief Engineer of the USS Alsea
Lotus Fleet


How many  people have been through the academy now? do we have any other member reviews?

A handful of people have graduated from the Academy, and sadly I am not yet one of those graduates, but I am very very close! In my last year in fact. However, I will tell you that there are about 60-70 registered users right now in our Academy, so that put it into perspective a little more. Hopefully we will see you around Zach! :-)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 02 January 2009 02:31 PM
Lotus Fleet,

This week we will be returning to our normal standard Meeting format.....and as the Fleet Returns to normal operating levels...I would like to welcome all Lotus Fleet Crew Members back, and hope that you had a wonderful Holiday and a Safe and Happy New Year. At anyrate, I would like to order the Fleet back to full operational Status as we will be having a very exciting Year to come...so be prepared, continue the wonderful high quality and professional attitude that each of you have as Starfleet Officers.

Before I get started I would like to encourage all Lotus Fleet members and our Allies to please support us in voting in the StarTrek-Games 2008 Players Choice Awards. This is a incredibly prestigious honor to receive. So if you will please take 5 minutes and vote for Lotus Fleet and Charles Westin in their associated categories. I would also like to show our support for Hailing Frequency in these awards by voting for them as well. Thank you very much.

Tonight is Lotus Fleets 2nd of 2 weekly meetings. Before the Meeting we will be having our Fleet Officer Meeting so please try to attend. Tonightís meeting will take place at 10:30pm EST on our Team speak server. Please note that having a Microphone is not necessary to attend these meetings. If you would simply like to listen in and type text to us in the bottom of the Team speak window, we will have individuals monitoring that for questions or comments as well as our Shoutbox at www.lotusfleet.com/forums (http://www.lotusfleet.com/forums).

If you are not able to attend the meeting please remember that all Lotus Fleet Members can down load the recorded version of every meeting as they are posted in the link/download section in our forums.


I would ask that if you decide to attend the meeting please take this time to pay attention . I dont want to hear about conversations taking place outside of the meeting as its inappropriate for this venue... and free discussions can take place during the round table..this includes any Skype coversations as well. Our meetings are designed to ensure that people are kept well informed and that vital information to the success of the Fleet is given out...

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet Command
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 02 January 2009 04:56 PM
I voted for Lotus Fleet of course and Charles Westin.

Thank you for any support you give us guys - We have already taken an early lead and I'm sure alot of you were responsible for that.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 02 January 2009 08:10 PM
 What Zach said!  :startrek097:

Last I looked, Charles was in a tight race and the Lotus Fleet forums we're doing well. Good luck people!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Kinneas on 05 January 2009 01:30 PM
For Crowl:


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http://hailingfrequency.co.uk/kinneas/swf/Thankyou2.swf
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Post by: Zach on 06 January 2009 11:56 AM
Come on Lotus Fleet - I know you guys can turn this around!
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Post by: Admiral of Starfleet on 07 January 2009 03:08 AM
Were gonna spock the vote. :startrek060:
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Post by: Athos on 24 January 2009 11:38 PM
 :startrek061: Attention All Hands!

Lotus Fleet Academy has completed a program plan re-design. Most notably, the Academy no longer requires the thesis course! Requirements for the Academy have been re-worked to allow for a more streamlined experience; we have reduced the overall number of required courses which allows for cadets to make more choices about which courses to take.

Again, the Academy is open to anyone and everyone; we will not recruit out of the Academy. Once a cadet has graduated, they may return and take any and all other courses that were not taken the first time through, but only 1 diploma will be issued per person based upon the first official run through the Academy.

So check us out!
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Post by: Cmdr Toni Turner on 27 January 2009 10:53 PM
Come on Lotus Fleet - I know you guys can turn this around!


Lotus Fleet gave us a run, and we at  Star Base 118 (http://www.starbase118.net) appreciate that as it made for a great competition. What was so great, was that everyone handled it what good sportsmanship and class. And it you think about it, there can never be any losers in a competition with those elements. ::smiles:: 
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Post by: Della Vetri on 28 January 2009 08:15 PM
I gotta agree with Toni, it was a close-run thing, and it was great to see such a turnout by everyone involved.  I'd just like to wish everyone the best of everything, wherever you may be:)
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Post by: Jatal Khyron on 29 January 2009 02:54 PM
As one of Gamma Fleet's newest recruits into the Academy's Class of 2009, allow me to say that so far it's been a lot of fun to do. I highly recommend that anyone who loves Star Trek or wants to learn about it register.
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Post by: Nova on 29 January 2009 07:02 PM
I gotta agree with Toni, it was a close-run thing, and it was great to see such a turnout by everyone involved.  I'd just like to wish everyone the best of everything, wherever you may be:)


Come on Lotus Fleet - I know you guys can turn this around!


Lotus Fleet gave us a run, and we at  Star Base 118 ([url]http://www.starbase118.net[/url]) appreciate that as it made for a great competition. What was so great, was that everyone handled it what good sportsmanship and class. And it you think about it, there can never be any losers in a competition with those elements. ::smiles:: 


Thank you both for the kind words... It is much appreciated, and we will see if we can make it an even tighter race next year!  ;)

all in all though I was really happy to see the turn out and support that the community showed all 3 of the nominating Fleets, but in the end Congratulations goes to Starbase118 you guys where awesome!

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Post by: Athos on 30 January 2009 06:02 AM
As one of Gamma Fleet's newest recruits into the Academy's Class of 2009, allow me to say that so far it's been a lot of fun to do. I highly recommend that anyone who loves Star Trek or wants to learn about it register.

Wow, I'm very glad to hear that you are enjoying the Academy so much.  It's great to hear feedback like this as it encourages us to keep the Academy growing!
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Post by: Athos on 11 February 2009 04:13 AM
Lotus Fleet Academy continues to grow in leaps and bounds.  We are now up to 147 users and needless to say, we are very busy.  All CMO Profile courses are now up and running, and we continue to make more courses.  Come and check us out!  :startrek028:

Post Merge: 13 February 2009 03:55 AM
Did I just say 147?  I meant we're up to 153 users in the CUI now!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 02 March 2009 11:02 PM
 :startrek028: Lotus Fleet Academy is now up to 185 members!  At the rate that we are growing, I think we'll hit 200 by the end of March!

Our most recent graduates from this past week are:
Bin Hawkins
Typhoeus
Fleur Chung
Caltern
Rason Johandy
Talon

Congrats to our graduates.  Come out and see what Lotus Fleet Academy is all about!
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Post by: Athos on 07 March 2009 03:41 PM
Congratulations to our latest class of graduates from Lotus Fleet Academy!


Rens van Leeuwan (Aries Fleet)
Jennia Eren - Honors
Alexander Calderwood
Joseph Achaeron
Sam Fisher
Darum Bains
Redding
Niinimaa
Tiago Bartolomeu
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: knightofhyrule730 on 07 August 2009 04:47 PM
Wow. this thread has fallen by the wayside.

But no more! As Command CO, I engage Thread Resurrection Mode!

There have been a ton of changes to lotus fleet since Athos last posted here. Check us today!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: StarfleetOfficer on 13 August 2009 03:07 AM
Greetings Lotus Fleet :)
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Post by: Storm Windfall on 13 August 2009 06:03 AM
WHOOOHOOO!!! Couldn't find the thread, thank you!
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Post by: Zach on 14 August 2009 06:24 PM
Can we get a broken down list of everything that has changed or that has been going on at Lotus Fleet lately?

I am suprised you guys allowed this thread to get so far down the list!
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Post by: Storm Windfall on 14 August 2009 10:26 PM
About to change!  I am not so long at Lotus Fleet to notice any real changes.  I am sure someone will be by and update soon! 

Post Merge: 14 August 2009 10:27 PM
To start with, an interview with Fleet Admiral lrdnova:


Interview With Fleet Admiral lrdnova



Admiral lrdnova hails from Virginia.  Being one of the founders of the Fleet, he joined on 01/01/2008

-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

Star Trek the Next Generation, and Star Trek First Contact

-Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

Star Trek XI, Captain Pike and Captain Archer.

I thought Captain Pike was someone who truly believed in what it meant to be a Star Fleet Officer, further more you can really see how and why James Kirk became the captain that he was meant to be having Pike as someone to help mentor him.

Archer on the other hand was the guy who beyond all else was forced to make all of the hard decisions that generations of Starfleet Captains would not have to make, and in so doing helped to avoid many conflicts and save millions of lives due to his own experiences and the information he brought to the Prime Directive

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

Nebula Class Ship and then the Intrepid Class Ship

-Favorite Star Trek character: 

Data

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

Star Trek Online's of course

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 

Lotus Fleet Commanding Officer

Why the Lotus: 

Well originally Lotus Fleet first XO and I where trying to figure out what we where going to call the Fleet, so one day she came up with the name Lotus and ultimately when people think about Lotus, the name its self should paint an image in your mind of being Sleek, Strong, and a Force to be reckon with, but yet be Peaceful and Calming. Both being aspects of the type of Experience we would like our members to have. Sleek ultimately meaning that the Fleet is well run, well organized and easy to integrate into, Strong being that our members know that they can depend upon one another and with both of those a Force within STO that will have the reputation of getting things done that are Fun, Exciting, and Professional. As for the Peaceful and Calming aspect, well have you ever had just one of those days where you wish you could just forget about the world around you and divert your attention into a world that will allow you to bring focus and clarity to your mind. Lotus Fleet can help accomplish that.


Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years: 

Still running strong and enjoying the unlimited resources and technological capabilities that we have enjoyed thus far. As a result I would also hope that as an organization we can build upon the organization that we have become and continue to bring quality fun and enjoyment to not just the online environment but also to Star Trek/Sci Fi Conventions World wide.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Still enjoying Star Trek, Star Trek Online and of course continuing to support Gene Roddenberry's dream for the future of Humanity.

Your  passion in life:

Lotus Fleet. Star Trek

Highlight in your life:

Ultimately my life has been a series of decisions that have eventually led me the life I enjoy today. To highlight anyone one aspect of my life would be difficult because ultimately every great adventure had been facilitated by previous adventures in my life.

Describe yourself :

Dedicated, Detail Oriented, and Easy Going

Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 17 August 2009 03:30 AM
Where is everybody?  :startrek078:

Post Merge: 17 August 2009 03:31 AM
My Next Interview..

Interview with Admiral Dominik Kale, Fleet Executive Officer, Lotus Fleet


Admiral Dominik Kale hails from North Dakota and joined Lotus Fleet on 28 February 2008.


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

Favorite Series DS9, Favorite movie Star Trek 11

-Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

Tough one....but I'll go with Sisko.  When called to do even the wrong thing for the right reasons he would do it.  For example lying to the Romulans to force them to enter the war.  With most, if not all of the other Captains that would violate their morals, but Sisko was willing to set those aside for the greater good.

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

I know its lame but I'm going with the Galaxy Class Enterprise D. I grew up with it and it's always been my favorite cannon ship.

-Favorite Star Trek character: 

Weasly Crusher.  lol j/k.  Actually my favorite character is The Doctor from Voyager.

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

29th Century Uniform featured on Voyager. 
http://www.st-spike.org/pages/uniforms/29thcentury/uniforms.htm (http://www.st-spike.org/pages/uniforms/29thcentury/uniforms.htm)

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 

I'm currently serving as the Fleet Executive Officer, which gives me the opportunity to work with the entirety of Lotus Fleet.  I've been serving in the position for about 9 months and it's a lot of fun.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

Initially I was drawn to LF by a couple of friends that had joined and found that it was going to be a great place to be both for the friends I'd make as well as the support we would be able to give each other once STO is launched.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

LF means being able to count on each other to get the job done when it needs doing but at the same time and equally important is having fun while doing it.  If we arenít having a good time there's really no point to it all.  And I think we've proven quite successfully that we can get the job done and have a great time doing it.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

With or without me I'm sure LF will be doing great things in STO, RP, and what ever endeavors we/they see fit.  I expect it to be the preeminent Fleet in the Star Trek community as it is quickly becoming.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

I would hope that in 5 years that'd I'd still be with the Fleet in some capacity, maybe just a task force member or perhaps as the Fleet Admiral.  I'd be happy in just about any position in the fleet.

Personally I'm sure I will still be in the US Air Force stationed hopefully somewhere warm and sunny flying planes.  Perhaps by then a family and even a kid or two.  Only time will tell.

Biggest fear/phobia:

Biggest fear is by far failure, biggest phobia drowning or being stuck underwater.

Your  passion in life:

My passion for life is most definitely my family and my fraternity.  I would do almost anything for them.  They have given me so much over my lifetime that I can't think of anything I care about more.

Highlight in your life:

Graduation from College (University of Nebraska) and Commissioning into the United States Air Force on the same day.

One thing nobody knows about you:

The problem Iím running into is Iím really outspoken and tell people my mind so its going to take a min to figure something out Iíve told no one.

lol I came up with something...I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and while my brother and sister may know that no one else does and I do have a tattoo on my left ankle of my fraternity letters.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Loyal, Deliberate, Foolish, Outspoken, Consistent...I guess

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

A motto sure, Veni Vedi Veci meaning " I came I saw I Conquered

Advice for new members:

Take you time and don't burn yourself out on the Fleet too fast.  I've seen some really great people come and then go because they were trying to fix everything in the Fleet in 24hrs.  Have a good time and meet as many people as you can because that will make the
LF experience that much better.
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Post by: Anders on 18 August 2009 01:37 AM
The name's Anders. Just wanted to introduce myself! Recently joined Lotus Fleet and am about to graduate the Academy. I came across LF by mistake, but have fallen in love with their entire program.

I encourage anyone and everyone to stop by and check us out!

www.lotusfleet.com (http://www.lotusfleet.com)
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Post by: Storm Windfall on 18 August 2009 08:10 AM
Well, hellooo, Mr Anders! Good to see you here. :)

Post Merge: 18 August 2009 07:01 PM
Interview with Vice Admiral Athos, Academy and Command School Commanding Officer, Lotus Fleet


Vice Admiral Athos hails from Bedford, Massachusetts and, being one of the founders of the Fleet, joined on 01 January 2008.


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

ST TNG


-Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

Jean-Luc Picard.  Picard is the ultimate leader; he's a philosopher, a diplomat, and tactician.  He's a private man and a bit shy when it comes to women.  He enjoys a good book over the party/bar scene; he's contemplative yet can make a very good decision in an instant.  He has a gentle spirit, yet is a fighter when called for.  I think the overall answer is that I can identify with Picard over all the other captains


-Favorite Star Trek ship: 

 Enterprise-D, Galaxy Class (the ST Generations bridge version)


-Favorite Star Trek character:   

Picard...for the same reason. My second favorite though would either be Data or The Doctor


-Favorite Star Trek uniforms: 

The ST:First Contact uniforms (black w/greyish shoulders)


Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:

Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn)...cannot stand her


What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 

Fleet Admiral!  Academy Commanding Officer... I am in charge of Lotus Fleet Academy and Command School.  I have the responsibility of ensuring that those going through Lotus Fleet Academy are educated with a significant amount of Star Trek knowledge so that Lotus Fleet can enlist the very best members.  Command School is there to turn members into leaders with real world leadership and command knowledge


What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet: 

I joined Lotus Fleet way back when it was first activated, back in Jan 08.  I think that I was the 5th or 6th member.  I was recruited by a former member to be the XO of the Academy; of course back then we didn't have an Academy, or an Ops Division, or the awesome websites that we currently enjoy thanks to the hard work of Lotus Fleet members.  Back then, it was the camaraderie with fellow fans, Trek Trivia, and working on writing Academy Courses.

Since then we've grown a bit. ;) With the help of so many able officers, the Academy launched and has been a huge success.  And now Command School is lifting off the ground.  It's so rewarding to work with others towards a common goal and see the results of your efforts.


What does Lotus Fleet mean to you: 

Lotus Fleet is a place where fellow fans can interact towards a common goal...STO of course!  The Fleet is set up to where everyone is accepted and plays nice and if they don't, we have procedures in place to handle that which makes everything fair.  I think there's something to say for a Fleet that was essentially established by former or currently active duty personnel.  Most importantly, we have fun doing what we do.


Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years: 

Wow...5 years huh?  I do see Lotus Fleet becoming a well established and respected Fleet within STO and in the fan circles in general.  Even if we may not become the largest Fleet out there, we will be counted among the elite.  In 5 years, I would anticipate that the personnel in leadership positions will have rotated.  Who knows...in 5 years I could be talking to Fleet Admiral Storm Windfall!  Overall though, I think Lotus Fleet is here to stay.


Where do you see yourself in five years: 

Hopefully married!  I will be at another base in 5 years...who knows where, and hopefully about ready to pin on Major (in the AF).  For now, no plans to retire as CO of the Academy.


Biggest fear/phobia: 

Snakes.


Your  passion in life: 

Faith and family (to include falling in love and having a family)


Highlight in your life:

Being an officer in the USAF


One thing nobody knows about you:

No tattoos... um...how about that I've had the nickname "captain" since my freshman year in high school..


Describe yourself in 5 words: 

Introverted, shy, creative, loving, cuddle-bug.


Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Efforts = Results


Advice for new members:

Be active, don't be afraid to talk with anyone including the admiralty, and most of all, just have fun.

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Post by: Zach on 23 August 2009 12:24 PM
Hehe. Cool Interview, we all love Athos here.
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Post by: Storm Windfall on 24 August 2009 08:13 AM
Interview with Vice Admiral Christopher Stevens, Commanding Officer Operations Division, Lotus Fleet


Vice Admiral Christopher Stevens hails from North Carolina and joined Lotus Fleet on  10 August 2008


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

TNG   easily my favorite movies would be 1st contact and XI and probably IV too

-Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

Picard.  Because heís the best. heís a negotiator, diplomat, commander, leader. everything
packaged together as the perfect captain.

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

Iíd say Sovereign or Prometheus

-Favorite Star Trek character: 

Picard and Tuvok

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The ones from 1st contact

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 

Well, I am the Commanding Officer of our Operations Division.  I look over the largest division within Lotus Fleet, we have more departments than any other 2 divisions combined. I run anything activity wise, so anything the fleet engages in I am responsible for.  In addition I run all of our support functions this means anything forum related and graphical or member support.  As the CO I supervise and administer those departments meaning I work closely with our RP admins to cater to the wants and needs of all Rpers.

What is your RP role in Lotus Fleet: 

I am not involved in our Role Play as a member however the RP department does fall under my command

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

I watched Jack Emmert reveal STO last year during the Vegas con. Then I decided I needed to join a fleet to get the full experience.  After getting offers from multiple fleets, I joined Lotus Fleet

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Well, I have dedicated a year of my life to making Lotus Fleet the best it can be.  What LF means to me is a strong dedicated family of players who come together to create the best fleet in the star trek community

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Expanded and much larger.  Iíve already expanded to provide support for our members in 3 games EvE, Ogame, and Bridge Commander in addition to STO Iím hoping to support other games, have a larger command staff with officers trained from our Command School
and run by the best group of officers in the community.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

It depends on what happens to Nova or Kale. Other than that I donít know.  Personally
Iíll be working and hopefully have a family.

Biggest fear/phobia:

I have arachnophobia

Your  passion in life:

Star Trek! and music gaming sports

Highlight in your life:

I would say one would be going to Ann Arbor in 2007 to play Michigan and beating them in their own stadium at football. September 1 2007  Michigan is ranked #5 in the country
we werenít even in the same division no one knew who we were 99% of people picked Michigan to win

One thing nobody knows about you:

I am a huge wrestling fan.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Dedicated, loyal, very lazy.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

No I donít, I just do what I do.

Advice for new members:

Joining Lotus Fleet means you have endless opportunity.  Anything is available.  You can really do anything within the fleet. Find something youíre interested in and get involved.  Work hard, but most importantly. enjoy yourself and your time within the fleet.


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Post by: Storm Windfall on 27 August 2009 08:35 PM
'Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?'

-Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

Post Merge: 28 August 2009 09:29 PM
Interview with Rear Admiral SACKeen, Command Division XO, Lotus Fleet

Rear Admiral SACKeen hails from Arizona and joined Lotus Fleet on 18 September 2008.


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

TNG, Generations.

-Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Picard hands down but I have to say Archer had some unique challenges to face.

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

The Galaxy X the one from the last episode of TNG, GO PHASE CANNON!!!

-Favorite Star Trek character:

DSO many I liked its hard to chose just one. Data if you really push me.

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

I like the ones from Voyager because they were not over bearing with color.

Which actor would you like to kick out of Star Trek:

I would say Shatner but you said "actor" which he clearly does not count as.

What is your position in Lotus Fleet:

I am the Command Division XO, I am responsible for finding new members and creating new ideas that the fleet can use to continue improving the atmosphere of the fleet.

How did you come up with your name:

lol well ... don't tell the other admirals but Senior Admiral Command Keen =SACKeen

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

Well the community, itís hard to find a group of people that are so dedicated and yet still have a sense of humor!

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Well it is my personal feelings because I have been with the fleet for a year and its takes a lot of time and dedication to create a fleet like this. Because of this effort that I and everyone has done feel the fleet means a place I can come to spend time with friends and do something that will effect people for years to come in a positive manner.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Five years, Iím really not sure, I would like to think that Lotus Fleet will continue to be a very active group within STO, I also hope that we will expand to other MMOís such ask TOR (Star Wars the Old Republic)

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Assuming we are talking about what Iíll be doing in Lotus Fleet probably something close to what I am doing now possible heading up a Division. 1 year from graduating from college and working in the field of Psychology and married and working on the first kid.

Biggest fear/phobia:

Boredom tops the list! Fear of unable to help someone in need is another.

Your passion in life:

Aside from Star Trek? I would say helping others, thatís why Iím going into Psychology.

Highlight in your life:

I remember one performance that while I was in my High school marching band that it was raining and our teacher told us we were going to perform despite the rain. I was not pleased with the idea of marching in a poncho, fear of tripping and landing on to my instrument. When we began to play the rain seemed to work with us and when we hit the climax of our performance the wind blew from behind us, blowing the rain straight at the stands where we were directing our sound it was a very powerful moment. Later the Teacher from the other school said it was one of the best performances he has ever heard. That made us very proud!

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Energetic Helpful Kind Passionate Friendly

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Ignorance we can cure with knowledge, Stupidity is for a lifetime.

Advice for new members:

Ask questions. Look for activities to join. We have several, ranging form RP to PC games and Console games.

Post Merge: 28 August 2009 09:30 PM
Interview with Rear Admiral Marcus Rayez, Commanding Officer Task Force Alpha, Lotus Fleet


Rear Admiral Marcus Rayez hails from Lompoc, California and joined Lotus Fleet on 12 October 2008


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Series: DS9
Movie: First Contact or ST11

-Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Picard. He shows the poise and balanced leadership that is best in a captain of both a starship and people. I've always enjoyed how he's been able to be both a calm force for encouraging compromise and understanding, as well as an individual willing to flex his muscle to get things done. His prowess as both warrior and diplomat are fun to watch.

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

Galaxy Class

-Favorite Star Trek character:

Q

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The DS9/First Contact uniforms

Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:

Will Wheaton

What is your position in Lotus Fleet:

CO Task Force Alpha. As the CO of TFA, I'm in charge of making sure rewards and promotions are allotted where they need to be in accordance with time served/activity/and point accumulation.

Please explain the story behind your name:

Well there isn't much of a story to tell. I picked up Marcus as inspiration from the Gears of War character Marcus Fenix, I thought it was just an incredible name. As I was trying to come up with something unique for a star trek name, I chose Rayez not only because it was a bit ambiguous ethnically, but because so many of Star Trek's iconic characters have a 2 syllable last name (Picard, Riker, Data, McCoy, Chekov)

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

My brother was a member and made me aware of the STO game that is coming out. As such he suggested I get a little familiar with the fan community as the fleet structure will be rewarded as an advantageous collective to get together before the game comes out. After I got acquainted I met a lot of interesting and cool people and have thus made friends, and now enjoy simply contributing to the whole fleet itself.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

To me it means a place where I can go to find people who love Star Trek as much as I do. A place where I can have meaningful conversations about the past and future of Trek. I also am an avid gamer, and have found that there is a great gaming community on the site as well. Overall, it simply fits who I am and what I like to do.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Well, going off of the longevity of WoW. Hopefully still playing STO and becoming an even more recognizable force in the Star Trek Fan Community

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Hopefully at the rank of Captain in the USAF, and still enjoying games like I do today. Still connected to the fleet, and married to a wonderful wife.

Biggest fear/phobia:

Phobia: Spiders
Fear: Failing in the military.

Your passion in life:

Making friends, traveling, watching movies.

Highlight in your life:

Living in Germany.

One thing nobody knows about you:

Hmm.. I used to attend the Star Trek conventions in Coln, Germany (dressed up as Worf).

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Chill
Approachable
Tall
Handsome
Modest

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Keep it real.

Advice for new members:

Lotus fleet is what you make of it. If you want it to be a sidebar, it will be a sidebar. If you want it to mean something to you, put in the effort, enjoy yourself, and you'll find that it can be incredibly rewarding.

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Justice on 31 August 2009 09:52 AM
Greetings. I am Senior Chief Petty Officer Neilis of Lotus Fleet. I current have a degree in Combat Tactics from the Lotus Fleet Academy and am apart of the Lotus Fleet Task Force. I recently joined because of hear se a fellow Fleet Member said to me. Arriving at the Academy I was unsure of what to do, I had mixed emotions of what I wanted but finally pushed myself to go further. Lotus Fleet offered help and guidance through my progression at the Academy and in everything I've done so far beyond what I ever expected. After I graduated I had alot on my mind; Like what I wanted to become and what I wanted to do to give back to the Fleet. Lotus Fleet has helped me in many ways, one is providing a strong Military based structure that I and many other military personnel can relate too. Secondly it provides a warm and homely environment that welcomes any member into the Fleet. Thirdly is the roleplaying, If you want to get a true in-dept and unbelievable roleplaying experience, than I personally recommend Lotus Fleet not simply because I am apart of it or any incentives for posting this. I am sincere in what I say and hope that you make the decision that benefits you most and makes you happy. Live long and Prosper everyone!
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Post by: Storm Windfall on 31 August 2009 06:07 PM
...and again! :)

Post Merge: 01 September 2009 06:20 PM
Interview with Rear Admiral Lower Half, ElijahMrE, Director of Foreign Policy, Lotus Fleet


Rear Admiral Lower Half, ElijahMrE hails from New jersey and joined fleet on 28 July 2008


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

Well, I'd have to say my favorite season - thus far - is TNG.  There was so much story, so much character development, so much chemistry, and so much life in the show that it kept me involved and excited.  When I was a kid - before I realized I was a 'Trekkie' - I would stay up late to watch the reruns on TV.  I loved it!

As for movie.... Hrm... I enjoyed the latest very much.  I felt the chemistry between the characters was wonderfully captured without it being a direct imitation of TOS.  A close second would be First Contact - TNG w/ a well deserved budget

-Favorite Star Trek Captain: 


Does it have to be captain?  Can it be XO?  No one gives love to No. 1 -- and so, I'll have to change this up and say Riker.  The dude had it all - charm, charisma, professionalism - he was Picard and Kirk wrapped into one.  He brought a light-hearted energy to the bridge officers while never losing sight of the duties at hand.  Gotta respect Riker!  .... and technically... he is Captain

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

OoOo... I'd have say the new flagship of Star Trek Online - The NX-91001.    As stated in it's description: 'A starship designed to carry Federation influence throughout the Alpha Quadrant and beyond...'  As Director of Foreign Policy, I gotta love a ship designed to do something like that, while still able to defend itself in battle.

-Favorite Star Trek character: 

Hrm... well, I guess I'd have to say Riker for the reasons mentioned before.  However, a close second would be Data.  Perhaps, more so because - as an actor - I would love to have the opportunity to play a role that offered as much range as the character of Data.  Brent Spinner had the chance to flex every talented muscle in his body from tap-dancing, to singing, accents, multiple characters... you name it!  Data is the reason why I admire Brent Spinner so much.

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The new renditions from STO.  They've got a new 'rugged' feel to them that brings some reality to the universe.  Plus, it looks great when converted to a leather jacket!

Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:


The dude that played Tom Harris.  ... I COULDN"T STAND HIM!  I mean, talk about reading his lines!!  He was SoOoO fake!  I can't stand watching VOY because of him!  The actress that played Belana Torres (sp) was a bit over-the-top too.  But, you gotta blame that kind of stuff on the director.  ... correction... he wasn't 'fake'... he was ACTING... that's all he did... there was no Tom Harris... there was only a dude trying to act like a character called Tom Harris.

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 


ElijahMrE - Rear Admiral Lower Half - Director of Foreign Policy
I am the Director of Foreign Policy.  It is my duty to develop the policies and contracts associated with diplomatic engagements with other fleets.  Additionally, I work closely with our Fleet Ambassadors to ensure the continual development of interactions with other fleets.

How did you come up with your name:

Well, my first major MMO was The Matrix Online.  I wanted a handle that helped reflect the continual philosophical and theological references that the movies projected.  So, I chose Elijah - the prophet from Old Testament scripture.  The 'MrE' at the end was just added cuz they didn't allow common names.  Recently, I've been shifting to Elijah Lťandros - the last name being the closest to the meaning of my real last name.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:


Well, I joined Lotus Fleet just at the launch of Cryptic's new site/forums.  I found the mission statement to ring true my personal believes on how a clan/fleet should conduct themselves.  I also appreciated the solid foundation and solid structure that had already been built - despite the awful Guild Portal (no offense, Nova).  Little did I know, I would soon be a apart of a massive community of dedicated gamers and Star Trek Fans!  It's an honor to serve with everyone here!

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

... Which leads me to my answer... Lotus Fleet means community.  We are all gamers looking forward to the launch of a game filled with rich new worlds based on a universe we all adore and share in common.  As Trekkies/Trekkers, we share a commonality that very few other franchises share.  There is a respect, a bond, and a camaraderie that is difficult to find elsewhere.  Despite culture, despite language, despite hemisphere, we are all brought together by one thing - Star Trek.  ... and Lotus Fleet

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:


Woaw... I have a hard time seeing past today!  I see.... I see.... Merchandising!!  Lotus Fleet the T-Shirt... Lotus Fleet the coloring Book... Lotus Fleet the lunch box... Lotus Fleet the cereal... Lotus Fleet the FLAME THROWER (the kids will love this one).....

.... I really hope people get that reference... But, ultimately, I'd hope one day we can have a Lotus Fleet convention! ;)

Where do you see yourself in five years:


Teaching, hopefully!  Perhaps performing some.  Although pursing a performance career isn't for me, I do need to satiate that need.  So, I see myself having a day-job as a teacher (theatre) and performing by evening at a local piano-bar, cabaret, or community theatre.  oh, and still playing STO

Biggest fear/phobia:


Bugs... Bugs really freak me out.  It's a really odd thing though.  It fascinates me to learn about them, but I'll freak out if one gets near me.  If we're ever hanging out, I may just sprint out ahead --- cuz of a bug.

Your passion in life:

Performing

Highlight in your life:


I'd have to say, whenever I'm on stage performing.  The applause brings a natural high that you can't find anywhere else.

One thing nobody knows about you:


I was a HUGE Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan when I was a kid... So huge, I can still hold an educated conversation about story arches and characters from the show........ I'm a dork...

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Um... ok... Innovator... Empathizer... Listener... Communicator... Grounded

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

yep... it's at the bottom of my Signature.  'The Man of Tomorrow is forged by his battles today."

Advice for new members:

"Whether your dreams are earth bound or set in the stars, follow your heart and... Make it so!"  ((hopes they get the reference)).... HAVE FUN!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 05 September 2009 10:46 AM
Interview with Rear Admiral Lower Half Neil Redding, Jag Officer, Lotus Fleet

Rear Admiral Lower Half Neil Redding hails from Kennesaw, Georgia and joined Lotus Fleet on October 2nd, 2008.


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Well, if I had to choose, it would be the original. Next Generation right up there though.  Favorite episode would be 'Guardian of Forever'.  Movie, Undiscovered Country.

-Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Kirk.  Sisko comes in second.  I liked his style.  The baseball on his desk, I liked that!  Kirk was dynamic 'in your face' commander. He got stuff done no matter what was needed.  Fun fact for me:  I watched that DS9 episode with the Tribbles and I saw Kirk standing next to O'Brien and the doctor.. And I thought.. is he really that short? I always saw him as huge his command bearing made him seem larger to me.. as a kid anyways so it was kind of a shock for me.

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

The Excelsior.  Why? Iíve made like 6 models of star trek ships, all of them broke on me, they are poorly designed. but not that one. its been with me for like 10 years now. I had a GF toss it out a window, and it just bounced.

-Favorite Star Trek character: 

The original Q Trilane (not sure how its spelled) He was quite the character.

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

Hmm.. the ones from Wrath of Khan.  They look better for us 'lumpy' types and they look like real uniforms, not cool pajamas.

What is the story behind your name:

In 1983 I played the table top ST game.  Stanly Redding was my captain back then, he started out on a Locknar class frigate.  As time progressed he started getting old (all my toons age).  I played him in several ST games, mostly in RPG.  He finally died around 1988.  So.. I stared playing his Son, Neil Redding. He started his career aboard the USS Blackheart, a Troop ship.  After the troop ship, he was assigned to the USS .. dang it!   Anyway..  That ship was caught in a time bubble and rescued by the Enterprise D.  I arranged this in game so to move him into the Next Generation time frame, that was an episode of TNG.  Later, he was sent to the Borg task force (more RPG) and got that ship renamed the Blackheart as well.  It was destroyed on it first run, but he succeeded in his mission.

What is your position in Lotus Fleet:

JAG officer.  Rear Admiral Lower Half.  Duties? Very little it turns out, which works well with this old man.  You people are just too reasonable, I rarely have to hand out discipline.

What is your RP role in Lotus Fleet: 

I play Lt. Commander Felez, Captain of the USS Lotus. Flag Ship of the Fleet.

Do you have any siblings:

One sister, One half brother.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

Well, at first it was because they asked me. I used to post ideas on the now defunct Star Trek web site, and Random Redshirt and Nova and I talked a lot in those days.  When it closed down, they asked me if I wanted to join their new site and I said sure.  I never dreamed it would get this big.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Its a place where I lord it over everyone else in the Arcade.  I guess all those quarters I tossed into Vid games in the 80's paid off.  Seriously.. Its a place where I can feel appreciated, just for doing what I like to do, and thatís hard to come by.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

I suspect if interest in ST falls again Lotus will be one of the last to go.  I was part of ST International once, as an Admiral there as well, which just meant I ran missions.  It was big, but it fell over night (like a month).  People just stopped showing up.  So these things come an go, like I said, Iím surprised its gotten this big as it is.  Iíd like to think.. Weíll be an integral part of the online ST universe, no matter where it goes well be a part of it.  The Academy is a step in that direction, Iím quite proud of it.

Biggest fear/phobia:

Not being useful.

Your passion in life:

To be useful.

Highlight in your life:

Being interviewed, best thing thatís happened in months.

One thing nobody knows about you:

When I was 18 years old, my Mom made me wear a pink Baby outfit to a Halloween party.. I nearly died of embarrassment

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Honest, Intelligent, creative, understanding, and dull.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

"Human nature".  Scientist have found that if you give continual electrical shocks to a captive dog that eventually the electric bill will be so high that you'll get mad at the DOG!

Advice for new members:

Ask, talk to older members, you'll never find a better, more willing bunch of people to help.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Athos on 05 September 2009 07:53 PM
Wow, Lt Windfall has been hard at work interviewing various members of Lotus Fleet.  I hope that the interviews have been a good read.

It's been quite awhile since I've posted in our thread.  The highlights of what have been keeping me occupied, is the new Lotus Fleet Command School.  At this point, I believe we can call it a success as many officers are working their way through it. 

The Lotus Fleet Command School Mission is to transform officers of Lotus Fleet into effective leaders who are fully equipped to take command and develop the Fleet into the premiere Fleet of Star Trek Online.

And that's what we do.  Command School is not so much about Star Trek knowledge as it is about leadership and command skill development.  And, as many of the admiralty of Lotus Fleet are finding out, "It's no joke."  Most of the material that is taught comes from undergraduate or graduate level education.  That is not to imply that the school is impossible.  The individuals working through Command School have put time and effort into their answers and I have been impressed.  One person have even completed Command School in 1 day! 

Command School, however, is not open to just anyone and everyone.  In order to attend Command School, you must do well in the Academy (85% or higher), and you must be nominated and accepted to the school.  So, as my motto goes, Efforts = Results.  Work hard, and it will pay off.


Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 05 September 2009 11:05 PM
 That sounds impressive Athos. It looks as though Lotus Fleet is well on it's way to a well rounded fleet in Star Trek Online.
Congratulations to your staff and also to your Command School members.
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 06 September 2009 03:23 PM
Interview with Fleet Captain Jamie Donaldson, Dean of Academics, Lotus Fleet


Fleet Captain Jamie Donaldson hails from England and joined Lotus Fleet on 12 October 2008.


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

TNG, of course! However DS9 is improving as I watch the series.  Movie, Nemesis.

-Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Picard.  Because I grew up with him at the helm of my favorite ship, well in the captainsí chair.

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

Excelsior class

-Favorite Star Trek character:


Voyagers EMH

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

TNG era

Which actor would you want to kick out of Star Trek:

NOT WESLEY!  Probablyyyyyyyyy hmmmmmmm lemme think about this probably Pulaski

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 


Fleet Captain and Academy Dean of Academics.  I issue course keys, ensure cadets are passing and if not, why arenít they. I manage the presorts and deal with the general day to day problems that come up from the Academy.

What is your RP role in Lotus Fleet: 


Chief Tactical Officer, USS Alsea

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

I stumbled across it while doing a Google search for star trek guilds.  It was hosted on guild portal. Actually I joined just after we moved to these new forums so what initially drew me towards Lotus Fleet was STO and the structure.  Having a rank and position and ultimately responsibility. I worked my self up from PO3C

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

It has become part of my daily life.  I have made a few GOOD friends from it.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:


Hopefully the best fleet on STO.  Still alive and kicking.  There will be a lot of people playing the game.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

I will have finished school and that is when Iím allowed to ask Alex to marry her. So really thatís when my life starts.

Biggest fear/phobia:

By far drowning.  I HATE boats!  I think I watched titanic too young.

Your passion in life:

STARRR TREK! 

Highlight in your life:

That little pest Alex  :P

One thing nobody knows about you:

Iím writing my own book but SHHSH. I hate surprises; birthday ones or general ones

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Loyal, proud, attentive, thoughtful  and quite romantic ;)

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:


"By way of water"  Itís my family motto.  My family has a history of explorers.  Many of them settled in America.  It is in Latin on my family crest:  per via of unda aqua

Advice for new members:

Have fun, read the Academy orientation!  But were all here to help


Post Merge: 08 September 2009 11:10 AM
Interview with Rear Admiral Lower Half, John Garrison, Commanding Officer of Task Force Bravo, Lotus Fleet

Rear Admiral John Garrison hails from Mechanicville, New York and joined Lotus Fleet on the 30 January 2008

-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

TOS, The Wrath of Khan

-Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

James Tiberius Kirk.  Because of his confidence and the direct approaches he takes, also he doesn't back down from Away Mission

-Favorite Star Trek ship:


Original Enterprise 1701 Refit

-Favorite Star Trek character:

Hmm either Data or Spock, hard to choose.  Iíll go with Spock

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

STO uniform design

Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:

Kate Mullgrew

What is the story behind your name:

I wanted to create a name that sounded tough but believable to use when I served as the USS Lotusí tactical officer position back when I was active in the RP, Ever since we switched from the guild portal site I have used this name.

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 

I am Task Force Bravo's Commanding Officer, My primary task is to make sure each member of the Task Force is receiving the promotions and awards they deserve and I also help in keeping the Task Force active

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:


I wasn't exactly looking for a fleet at the time I joined, but I was offered the opportunity to join Lotus Fleet by a former admiral back when it was just starting, I said yes and am glad that I have been able to be a part in the growth of such a wonderful fleet.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:


Living the life of a Starfleet officer in the 21st century, not to be stealing lines from Nova

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:


I see us prospering as a significant force within Star Trek Online

Where do you see yourself in five years:


Still serving the fleet, although from a college dorm

Biggest fear/phobia:

Becoming unable to affect the world around me

Your passion in life:

Star Trek, Lotus Fleet, Gaming, Computers as well

Highlight in your life:

The first day I saw a TOS episode on SyFy. 

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Studious. Outgoing. Friendly. Youthful. Helpful.

Advice for new members:

Work hard in the Academy and be active in the various activities Lotus Fleet has to offer
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 10 September 2009 07:18 PM
Interview with Lieutenant Roo, Professor of Medicine, Lotus Fleet


Where are you from:

Warwick, England

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

27 May 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Voyager.  I'm sure I tell everyone that... (: It was the first series I saw, so I've grown kind of attached to the characters, and I've got to learn a lot about the different relationships between them, which on first glance, you probably wouldn't pick up.

The movie... the last one. It's the only one I've had a chance to watch all the way through, shamefully! D: it's what drew me to Star Trek in the first place, and what attracted my attention. Also, it drew me to Lotus Fleet (:

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

You've probably guessed, but Janeway (: she just.. she kicked ass! she didn't take 'censored' from anyone, and she treated her crew more like a family than the others, I felt, which I think was very important considering how far they all were from their own families.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Prometheus is easily my favorite class of starship (: I think... It's a tough choice, but I think Iíll have to go with that!

Favorite Star Trek character:

I have quite a few, to be honest. The Doctor, I think if I had to pick just one, would have to be my ultimate favorite (:

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

I like the uniform in the later DS9 episodes more so than others. I think they look more streamlined and clean cut than the others...

Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:

Sorry, Iím thinking! Thatís a hard question! I don't dislike anyone too much, really..  Katherine Pulaski ( or something similar to that, my spelling isn't good )
Sheís really, really annoying o.o

What is the story behind your name:

It's just a nickname I've picked up over time, really.. Nothing special!

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet:

I think the chain of command is a good idea, as a whole (: in the time Iíve been here, it seems to be getting used much more appropriately, and has worked out most of the kinks in its practice (:

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

Doing whatís required by my job, talking nonsense in the shout box and occasionally cranking out a post lol :D

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Honestly, no! I think LF is one of only a small percentage of places which work well and has managed to stand the test of time, as well as capture the attention and hearts of a lot of people of all ages.

Do you have any siblings: 

Yes, two older brothers (:

Do they share your passion for Star Trek:

Nope, not at all! (rofl) they both think Iím a total nerd and, quite frankly, are correct.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

Originally, it was just Jamie's influence, though I had already seen from looking around what a well organized and innovative fleet it was. I slowly became ever so slightly addicted within my first weeks at the academy, and soon I was there of my own accord (: I valued it's structure and solidarity within the members, as well as the fact I would have a chance to be part of a HUGE community of people who shared similar interests to me (:

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Itís a place where I can feel at home with people who're just like me! As Iíve said, my family haven't even got a slight interest in star trek, and nor do my friends, so it's nice to be able to come somewhere which has such a close-knit community of people who enjoy the same things (:

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Ooh, huge! Massive! I see there being members even more widely spread than they are not, as well as continuing to be a close community full of avid trek fans (: and a thoroughly loved forum for STO :P

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Hmm, fresh out of university, hopefully with a job or on the way to getting a job within a primary school, as well as settling down properly with Jamie (:

Biggest fear/phobia:

Iím scared of a lot of things, but I think my biggest would be failure. Iím the kind of girl whoíd rather fail without trying than try my best and still fail miserably.

Your passion in life:

Helping people. Particularly, young people, to learn and better themselves, as well as giving them recognition for what they're doing well along the way.

Highlight in your life:

Falling in love.

One thing nobody knows about you:

Thatís suitable for lotus fleet? XD Errmm.. Let me thinkÖ  I care about people more than I let on most of the time.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Tall , clumsy , dorky , clever  andddd friendly (:

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

" We are all equal in the amount of evil and beauty we are capable of producing "

Advice for new members:

Just have fun! Get as involved as you can, because you never know what sort of great opportunity or good friend you'll miss (: Everyone is friendly, so don't be scared to just start talking to them!


Post Merge: 11 September 2009 07:04 PM
Interview with Captain Gryffin, Task Force Bravo XO, Lotus Fleet

Captain Gryffin hails from North West England and joined Lotus Fleet on 29 July 2008


-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

I'd have to say DS9 is my favorite series, and First Contact is my favorite movie.

-Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Sisko by far. I believe he's a solid leader, a tough leader, willing to dish it out when needed.

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

That would have to be either the Nebula or the Akira

-Favorite Star Trek character:

Garak. I simply love all the intrigue and, of course, he's a Cardassian, and Cardassians rule.

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

Season 3-7 TNG, not the cheap skintight ones

Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:

Hmm, that b*** (censored) of an Admiral, Necheyev

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 

I am currently the XO of Task Force Bravo, the second subdivision of its kind in Lotus Fleet. I hold the rank of Captain and my duties range from the monitoring of Lotus Fleet's automated experience allocation system to answering the questions and queries of the members of Task Force Bravo.

What is the story behind your name:

Griffin is my family name. It derives from the Welsh aristocracy and royalty, often seen by the name of Gryff. As somebody who admires the Welsh language, I've since decided to portray myself as Gryffin, not Griffin.

Do you RP in Lotus Fleet:

Nope.  Not on a ship anyway, though I am partial to a bit of Bajoran insults.

Do you have any siblings:

I have a brother and a sister.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:


When I first logged onto STO.com and searched the fleets, I saw a lot of seemingly old and massive fleets, they were all boasting about how long they'd been around and all that. Lotus Fleet caught my attention because of the name, Lotus, but also because, although small (around 10 active members) the fleet maintained a presence on the boards and there was very little in the way of boasting. A good find if you ask me :P

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Friendship. I have gained a great number of friends that I, at one time, would never have thought of becoming friends with. Lotus Fleet opened my eyes to that fact that Star Trek fans can be the very best and the very worst of people, but luckily, Lotus Fleet contains a great number of the first.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Hopefully still active in the Star Trek community as we are now, but also playing a very important role in the gaming community. I very much expect that Star Trek Online will be our primary focus (provides it lasts that long!) but with the next generation of MMO's being released in the coming future, I fully expect Lotus Fleet to further expand into those realms.

Where do you see yourself in five years:


I (hopefully!) shall be a constable in the police in 5 years time and possibly in the process of mastering a foreign language. But only time will tell eh ;)

Biggest fear/phobia:

Aqua phobia, in its true meaning, a fear of drowning, not a fear of water. :P

Your passion in life:

Right now it has to be my martial arts. I have studied Ju jitsu for almost 13 years now and it never gets old or boring. A real passion of mine.

Highlight in your life:

Achieving my Black belt in 2006. A very proud moment for me.

One thing nobody knows about you:

The hair around my crown is vertical and it never flattens down

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Energetic, disciplined, respectful, sympathetic and semi-intelligent :P

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero (it means: Seize the day, trusting as little as possible to the future) From Horace

Advice for new members:


Don't be afraid to mingle and interact. Only some of us are blood thirsty vampires, the majority are actually nice people and will take the time to know you if you present the opportunity. :)

Also, coffee is a big thing. You bring coffee, we bring friendship.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 12 September 2009 03:46 AM
To: Lotus Fleet

From: Office of the Fleet Admiral

Subject: State of the Fleet Address

As the Fleet sits on the edge of their chairs waiting for the day that Star Trek On lineís beta servers go live, I am reminded of the fateful day during the first Quarter of 2008, where myself and several other officers received the horrifying news that Star Trek Online (Perpetual) had been cancelled and that the Intellectual property had been transferred to another developer. It was this day that Lotus Fleets own existence had been directly impacted and its continued existence was most certainly in question, it was this day that so many questions, rumors, and fits of outrage came from the community and was yet another blow in a series of setbacks within the star trek community as whole. On this day, myself and the few others that where currently members of Lotus Fleet had to make the difficult decision as to what our next step regarding the Fleets future would be. As it goes without saying we obviously made the correct decision.

Lotus Fleet today stands tall with a rich and very active community of Lotus Fleet Officers and Enlisted personnel that all come from diverse backgrounds and have found a place to serve that to date continues to reinforce the simplest of all concepts that people with infinite personnel experiences, levels of knowledge, varying perspectives on life, can help each other build what I would consider to be a self sustaining community centered around ideals that are common to each of our hearts. It can be argued that together, Star Trek fans can be wildly outspoken, commonly protective, and fanatically dedicated to the franchise as a whole. To date no other science fiction property has spawned such incredible dedication from its fans that by their actions alone they sparked a historical change that both complements our existence with the one represented in the fictional future that we all love but also proves that together we can cause change within each of our lives. For those of you who have family that allow you to share in these experiences, and that through Star Trek you enjoy the greatest remembrance of your life where you could share in that enjoyment and for those of you who live your life afraid to admit that you love Star Trek, please know that you are among friends and those who truly relate and understand your what it means to be YOU.In both cases Lotus Fleet will help to bring families closer and give individuals as sense of acceptance.

Today nearly 2 years after Lotus Fleets founding our membership base has allowed Lotus Fleet to evolve beyond what most would consider being the ďstandardĒ. While along the way we have made our own share of mistakes, but as with any good group of dedicated people we have learned from those mistakes and endeavored to not repeat them again As a Fleet we have endeavored to invest significant amounts of time and money to ensure that Lotus Fleet continues to offer an experience that is above and beyond the standard. Over the next couple of months we will be launching several new products that will enhance our own community as well as continue to engage and immerse our members into the Lotus Fleet universe. Carrying on with this tradition we recently launched Lotus Fleets own Command School. Command School is only available to Lotus Fleet members. With that said Command School has been developed to be less about Star Trek and more about what it takes to be a good leader as well as what it takes to start and run a sustainable guild. Through this purpose we will work to train future leaders of Lotus Fleet and hopefully help by equipping those individuals with skills and knowledge so that one day when they decide to leave Lotus Fleet, that they will have the confidence and knowledge in building their own Guild.

Today I stand before the vast and growing numbers of Lotus Fleet and share with each of you that Lotus Fleet continues to enjoy a state in which we remain strong and stable and with the continued assistance of not only My Fleet Officers but each and every member of Lotus Fleet we will remain as strong tomorrow as we are today, however I challenge each and every one of Lotus Fleets members to not become complacent in your roles, to not entertain the idea that we have reached the pinnacle of our success but rather have only begun to see the beginning of what will eventually be a enormously successful guild that no other gaming community has witnessed. Today I stand before you asking you to help me, help Lotus Fleet, and help Star Trek Online become our generations version of Star Trek Canon, Just as TV and the Original Series was our Parents Star Trek, we are the generation that demands more, expects the best, and strives for a better tomorrow.

On one final note I would like to welcome and thank all of Lotus Fleets current and future friends and Allies and speak from the heart that we appreciate all of the support and interest that you have shown in developing a sustainable relationship with us. As we move into Star Trek Online together I look forward to the day in which Federations Starships from all the Fleets can fight together and overcome any and all adversaries that Cryptic throws at us. And to our Klingon enemiesÖ.it has been years since we have fought side by side on the field of battle, the blood of the Federation and Klingon Empire has run deep into the waters near battle fields where warriors have fallenÖ.and they are remembered for there honorÖ..however to do battle with an adversary that you have shared a glass of Blood Wine with in celebration great battles is just as Honorable and for this I promise you that when STO Launches you will receive no less of that Honor from Lotus Fleet as we hasten your journey to Sto-vo-kor. Qapla'

Regards
Fleet Admiral Nova
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Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 13 September 2009 12:09 PM

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we
have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into
a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow."
 
-- Melody Beattie

Post Merge: 14 September 2009 08:07 PM
Interview with Commander Klein, Professor of Science, Lotus Fleet Academy

Where are you from:

Fairfax, Virginia.

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

29 January 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

I have to say, after watching a bunch of the series, it would be voyager. Itís the only show that really showed true exploration and that's what I love most about star trek... exploration!  Movie.. Hmm.. I really liked first contact, but then who didn't!? =D

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

I don't know why, but my absolute favorite is Capt. Sulu. Just because of the few times he was ever seen as a captain, he kinda stood out to me, what with his drinking tea and telling Tuvok off so he can go save his friends.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

This is a hard one, you mean just all time federation ship? Cuz I really love the Nova class ships. A pure exploration science vessel. I have that ship everyone, my Skype pic, background on my computer... exploration!

Favorite Star Trek character: 

Data. All time favorite. I just like how he has no emotion to show. Back in grade school, I tried to have no emotion like data. The only good thing it did for me was good posture lol.

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

I think they're called the Nemesis uniforms, man... Those just look awesome with all their blackness and department color undershirts. Those just looked real civilized to me =)

Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:

I don't think Iíd kick anyone out, I liked everybody! Yes, even Wesley Crusher.  Oh! I know!  The lady who played Dr. Pulaski... omg I really hated that women. She was such a... y'know. =/

What is the story behind your name:

When it comes to role playing, like for lotus fleet or STO, what better character to play than yourself!

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet:

Itís awesome and probably the thing that holds this site/members together. You go to other sites or forums and itís all over the place. And because a lot of us are current or ex-military, we function better than way.

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

I am a commander, and as of this interview I was just appointed professor of science, so my duties *will* include going over current lessons, making up new ones... Iím sure there's other stuff but itís my first day!

I spend it mostly in the shout box. Since Iím at work all day and on the computer, Iíll just sit in there talking to people.

I am rarely NOT involved with Lotus Fleet. Like I said, Iím on the computer all day and so I am always in the shout box for whoever needs me.  I can't go a day without it! Lol

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

I really can't think of anything. It all seems great the way it is now. If some things were to change, hopefully it would be for the better, which Iím sure it will be =)

Do you have any siblings: 

I have one younger sister. Weíre only 14 months apart! 

Does she share your love for Star Trek:

I wouldn't say love.. Tolerates it more I guess lol. Look, she's a girl, she's not into sci-fi! o_O

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

I was looking at quite a few Star Trek forums, but Lotus Fleet was the best out of all of them.  For organization, both in command and look of the site. What drew me most was my very own diploma from the Academy!

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:


Good lessons, good times... good friends. I don't know how to answer that one lol. When I think of Lotus Fleet, I think of a great place where people from all over the world can come together and share their love for a better future. Corny enough for ya? =P  Itís just, I love how I can discuss Trek with so many other fans =)

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Five years.. Thatís a long time. Lotus fleet will be around by then I would imagine lol. Especially when STO comes out, we'll all be playing for a while!

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Hopefully graduated from college with my science degree in astronomy! Oh, and still playing STO with my friends from Lotus Fleet.

Biggest fear/phobia:

Sock puppets...  Iím afraid of sock puppets o_O 

Your passion in life:


Ok, my passion is Star Trek, I guess lol and I really love drawing, but I can't draw realistic. I can only draw cartoony things, but I like it =D

Highlight in your life:

I guess it would be when I moved out of my parent house and I was finally on my own! I can do anything I want! bwahahaha! ...and then I met my girlfriend..    ._.

One thing nobody knows about you:

Well... a lot of people don't know that... the twins, really arenít twins... itís just me...  The twins were just created as a part of my RPing for the site. We were supposed to just make NPCs to role play with... I went a little too far with mine.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Funny, weird, hungry, friendly! And happyÖ

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Iím not racist, I hate everyone equally.

Advice for new members: 

Please join us in the shout box and make yourself known!  I always need people to talk to lol!  Oh and... Exploration!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 15 September 2009 04:43 PM
Interview with Lieutenant JG A.Pagliaro, Fleet Executive Adjutant General, Lotus Fleet


Where are you from: 

Beacon, NY joined 13 July 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

Favorite Series would be Voyager. This is the series that I first watched and is what got me into star trek. Favorite movie would have to be Wrath of Khan.

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Favorite Capitan is obviously Janeway. The stuff that she did as captain out in the middle of nowhere just amazed me.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Hmm thatís a tough one ... I'm going to have to go with a Borg Cube, if only because itís a flying cube of death!

Favorite Star Trek character:

Hmm another toughie .... I'm going to have to go with the Doctor. The way that he was able to gain his own identity and develop his character threw out the series was beyond anything any other character did in my opinion.

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

Honestly, I don't have a favorite, mainly because I never really paid attention to them.

Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:

Umm ... Shatner cause he acted so badly? .... Just kidding ... I absolutely hate Wesley Crusher and would like to leave him on some random planet that is made of glass shards.

What is the story behind your name:

Itís my name. That's about it.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet:

Itís awesome and probably the best representation of actually being in Starfleet outside of actually being in Starfleet (if it existed.)

What is your position in Lotus Fleet:

My official Title is Fleet Executive Adjutant General (EAG). Mouthful I know right? The duties it entails is looking over all of the job applications and forwarding them to the appropriate Admiral for review (if needed). Also, I am responsible for keeping all of the open job listing postings up to date. My current rank is Lieutenant Junior Grade.

How do you spend your time within the Fleet: 

Right now all I do is attend as many meetings as I can and troll the forums. This will change however once I am set up on the forums to do my job.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Not that I can think of at this point in time.

Do you have any siblings:

One brother and one sister. Both are younger than I.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

Originally I was drawn in by the Academy system. I was lured to stay due to the outstanding community that is Lotus Fleet.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Hmm .... A fleet made out of Lotuses?   Actually, great community and rich passion towards Star Trek.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years: 

Kicking a$$ and taking names as one of the premier fleets in ST:O.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Sitting at a desk somewhere doing the accounting work for some big company. (And possibly still playing MMOs).

Biggest fear/phobia:

Hmm ... not really sure that I have one. I tend not to think about those kind of things.

Your passion in life:

Don't really think anything that I do can be qualified as a passion. I just tend to wing it and see where it takes me.

Highlight in your life:

Winning an exclusive scholarship to my dream college. (Rensselear Polytechnic Institute)

One thing nobody knows about you:

Well if I told you that, then somebody would know it and it wouldn't be secret anymore ;p umm I tend to just let most of myself hang out there, but I havenít really been a part of the Fleet long enough for you guys to get to know me yet, so I'll go with I'm a huge MJ fan.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Twisted evil minded crazy person ;p

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

All your bases are belong to us

Advice for new members:

Open up, get to know the fleet and we'll get to know you. Watch out for K'Rrauw cause he's a crazy kitty.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 18 September 2009 02:39 PM
Interview with Lieutenant Tom Wallace, Assistant Hazard Team Coordinator, Lotus Fleet

Where are you from:

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

29 May 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

All are great for different reasons, but TNG was my first love for the series, and favorite movie... generations... 2 great captains

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Picard.. He is unrivaled for accomplishments... though Sisko comes in as close second

Favorite Star Trek ship:


Prometheus

Favorite Star Trek character: 

Hmmm Lt Commander Data, or Lt Commander Worf

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The ones in Nemisis... especially the dress uniforms

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

Wesley Crusher for sure!! Lol

What is the story behind your name:

Wallace out of William Wallace... he brought together a nation against all odds and against a greater foe, he stood for his people, his country and his beliefs.  He stood against his oppressors to free his country and to rally his countrymen together. The actions and sacrifice he made are motivational. Itís rare you find that kind of spirit.

What is your position in Lotus Fleet:

Lieutenant, Assistant Hazard Team Coordinator. Assist in the day to day operations of the hazard team.

Why did you apply for a position in the Fleet:

I wanted to make a difference and give something back.

How will you spend your time within the Fleet:

Helping develop and grow the fleet however I can, as well as making the hazard team a force to be respected in STO

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet: 

Very effective and very hard working

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

No, why fix what isnít broken

Do you have any siblings:

No

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

I was interested in STO and looked around the site, and later that week got laid up by injury at work and decided to fill that time by joining the academy.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Ok, revise answer.. A place to meet like-minded individual who are also anticipating the release of STO

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Ruling the STO world!! Lol successful, and a symbol of STO

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Running my own business doing renovations and still active in STO

Biggest fear/phobia:

Snakes... ughh

Your passion in life:

To be successful making other peoples house's better

Highlight in your life:   

The first time I graduated college... I may not use the diploma, but I finished it at least!

One thing nobody knows about you:

The first time I went to college it was for funeral service education and that I am licensed as a funeral director   

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Proud, caring, honorable, honest, hardworking.  Could say good kisser, but donít need anyone else in fleet knowing that ;) haha

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Be proud and stand for what you believe, you'll never go wrong

Advice for new members:   

Be active, introduce yourself, get out there and have fun!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 27 September 2009 10:34 AM
Interview with Commander Nimue Aline, Associate Dean of Academics, Lotus Fleet

Where are you from:


Zagreb, Croatia. Zagreb is Capitol of Croatia.

When did you join Lotus Fleet:


13th January 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

DS9 and The Voyage Home.  DS9 because it's darker, more serious than any other show, and Voyage Home - because of whales, hehe, no - because of its ecology oriented story. Future Earth is clean and protected - but this story is warning us on the fact that we may wait too long with protection, and will have very little to protect if we don't start today.

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Sisko, oh I love him despite his shortcomings. He have high standards but he don't mind compromising them if need occur to protect what he care for.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

I love POWER, Prometheus and Defiant!

Favorite Star Trek character: 

I like Janeway, tough chick. I respect her!

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

From motion Picture...  they look most like uniforms; later pajamas are just...kinky! Wait; let me find it...  http://www.krillmeed.com/motionpicuniforms.html (http://www.krillmeed.com/motionpicuniforms.html)

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:


LOL, actor Shatner, character... is Kai Winn and Seska! Oh, I hate those last two!

What is the story behind your name:

She was an elven fighter/thief/mage character I played in AD&D long ago. Nimue is a Lady of the Lake. And Aline is something a friend spitted when I said she's going to be Nimue.  It fitted together and I used it back then and kept it.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet: 

Oh, the best I've encountered till now. Give people the right to make decisions on their own, but at the same time keep it as command should be, strong. Problems may occur when people who are not used to make decisions, have too much leeway.

When lot of wrong decisions is made, members tend to leave the group. The same when just one person is trained to make decisions, if that one leaves everything may break apart. I've seen both cases, may even suffered from both.

What is your position in the Fleet:

I'm Associate Dean of Academics - sounds glamorous, ha? My primary job is to track students ready to graduate and ensure they filled all the requirements. But I'm also the first person for all cadets to come and bring their gripes if something goes wrong or needs help with anything.

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

I love talking to people and do it a lot; you can find me quite often in a forum chat. I love writing and beside simming on USS Sapentia, I'm filling my previous job in Lotus Fleet as Professor of Simulations.(This post is recently filled. SW) And as Associate Dean my job is to check grades of all fourth year Cadets to see they passed all required courses with acceptable grades, and when they request graduation to calculate their grade. The most enjoyable task - to congratulate them when they graduate!

Do you RP in the Fleet:

OK, despite being Science graduate, I play Nimue as engineering officer aboard USS Sapentia. It happened because when I graduated, USS Tempest was just being launched and they needed an Engineer, so I took it... 

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:


No! People are where they belong with their knowledge and ability. They are great!

Do you have any siblings:


I have a brother, younger - but only by age. He's the serious one, but is also more the gentle, artistic type.  My father tends to say that Mother Nature had great fun with his family.

Do they share your interest in Star Trek:

Oh yes. My mother is a big Sci-Fi fan, and we all love Star Trek! Father is more the Fantasy type.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

Academy! I wanted to try it and loved everything about it. And a friend...  It's a Top Secret. But I'm glad I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:


Community.  Lotus Fleet is not just ST: O. We're a community. If ST: O fails, we'll continue toward next ST - community game, get ready and be the best group/fleet/guild there. A place to hang out and have fun with people who think and feel as I do!   

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years
:

I don't think there's anything more I can say that already was not told - I believe we'll be strong and respected Fleet not just in ST: O but fandom itself. We have a base to be proud of! We have people willing and capable to give their best for good of the group.

Where do you see yourself in five years:   

Hopefully married! Maybe another child, I hope so...  I believe in love... it can happen even to us older people... ;)  And yes - I'll be around, count on me!

Biggest fear/phobia:

Oh I'm ashamed...  moths.  When I was very little a huge one decided to die on my face.  He was there bigger part of the night.

Your passion in life:


Everything - that's me, I'm passionate, and think that anything worth doing is worth doing right and with passion. I strive for the best; I may stumble on the way, but pick myself up and move on!

Highlight in your life:

My son!

One thing nobody knows about you:


I'm a good dancer (ballroom).

Describe yourself in 5 words:

*chuckle* passionate, dreamer, loyal, fair/just, consistent (oh even when it's not so good - I'll go to the end to prove my point if believe I'm right and that tend to get me in trouble quite often!)

Do you have a role model:


My mother. She's huge woman. Another similar to her is Margaret Thatcher.  I maybe have her strength, but am not nearly as cool as she is, as calm and organized. My passion tends to mess things up.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

"Move on!"  Stagnation is bad; if I'm bored I'll leave, abandon whatever it is that bore me. I need challenge! Give me a challenge and I'll meet it with joy!

Advice for new members:

Don't be afraid to try!  If you think you can do something well enough, try!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 27 September 2009 05:05 PM
Seems a shame to break such a chain of interviews, and hopefully I wont get cookie privlidges revoked for doing so :D

I'm Ellif,  a newer member of Lotus Fleet, who took a chance on signing up after working through the academy and browsing the forums and shoutbox. Gotta say while larger groups especially so well organised can seem a little off putting when you glance in, i'm glad I took that chance. It's great fun, easy going and there's only Storm who's scary
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 27 September 2009 08:57 PM
Lies, all lies, I tell ya! I am a sweetling!  :startrek006:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: RPHX Fyasko on 28 September 2009 12:35 AM
Seems a shame to break such a chain of interviews, and hopefully I wont get cookie privlidges revoked for doing so :D

I'm Ellif,  a newer member of Lotus Fleet, who took a chance on signing up after working through the academy and browsing the forums and shoutbox. Gotta say while larger groups especially so well organised can seem a little off putting when you glance in, i'm glad I took that chance. It's great fun, easy going and there's only Storm who's scary

  You're right, Ellif....Storm can be scary at times.

  My ev idence is the LF Shoutbox. If you sit there and read, she is the consumate disciplinarian. Enforcing rules and standards to the highest degree. Be respectful and always follow orders....you will be fine.

 :startrek098:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Genex on 28 September 2009 12:20 PM
Hey guys and girls, I guess I should pot it here

Not been active as much on this forum as I want, Graphics department is busy atm the moment, and to top that I've been ill the past week

Fun fun fun

Commander Calderwood
<3
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 28 September 2009 01:38 PM
Seems a shame to break such a chain of interviews, and hopefully I wont get cookie privlidges revoked for doing so :D

I'm Ellif,  a newer member of Lotus Fleet, who took a chance on signing up after working through the academy and browsing the forums and shoutbox. Gotta say while larger groups especially so well organised can seem a little off putting when you glance in, i'm glad I took that chance. It's great fun, easy going and there's only Storm who's scary

  You're right, Ellif....Storm can be scary at times.

  My ev idence is the LF Shoutbox. If you sit there and read, she is the consumate disciplinarian. Enforcing rules and standards to the highest degree. Be respectful and always follow orders....you will be fine.

 :startrek098:


Thank you, Ambassador! Though I don't come near the standards of our Klingon FLeet Mom! :)

Post Merge: 28 September 2009 01:39 PM
PS: I am NOT scary! (*snifff*)
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Ellif on 28 September 2009 01:51 PM
PS: I am NOT scary! (*snifff*)

it's ok Storm, you're honestly not scary

you're not part betazoid are you? no ability to sense when someone's not telling the truth?  no special reason i ask just curious...
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 28 September 2009 03:15 PM
I am half-draylaxian, that makes my senses sharper than most.. yes i can! (*growl*)

Post Merge: 28 September 2009 11:45 PM
Interview with Commander Crist, Professor of Tactical/Security Lotus Fleet Academy

Where are you from:

Iím from Harrisonburg, VA, in the USA

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

22nd January 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Ah, I think my favorite series would have to be DS9, it was a different show from the rest and I really enjoyed the fleet battles that was in the Dominion War, as for movie I guess Iíll go with the Wrath of Khan

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

I'll go with Sisko, he's someone who will do what is needed to be done

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Sovereign Class

Favorite Star Trek character: 


Data, you just can't hate him, if you did, it would be like hating a little kid lol

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:


Hmm I would have to good with the Wrath of Khan ones, got to love those classic maroon uniforms

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

I hate to be like everyone else, but I would have to say Wesley, I really despise him, I should have beamed onboard the enterprise long ago and shot him rofl

What is the story behind your name:

It's my last name, figured, why not be me in game and in the trek universe

What position do you have in Lotus Fleet: 

I'm a Commander and Professor of Tactical and Security of our fair Academy.  O, I torture the academy cadets with tactical and security info, lol.  Naw, I write courses for my field and help the cadets out as best I can.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet: 

Itís great. It feels like a Starfleet chain of command in function, yet itís easy going so we can all get along and remain friends, no matter what position youíre in.

What is your RP role in Lotus Fleet:

O duh, I Rp as Lt. Daniel Crist, Chief Security Officer, USS McKenzie

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

Helping out the cadets and working on new courses for the Academy, hanging out in the shout box and trying to beat some high scores in the arcade lol

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Nope, itís great as it is.

Do you have any siblings:


Yeah, one younger brother

Does he share your interest in Star Trek:

Not really, I donít think heís much of a sci-fi fan, though he is into mmoís, mostly the fantasy type.  He may try out STO since I know he played SWG long ago, though he may only play for a month and quit, I doubt heíll stay.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

I was looking at the STO forums and was bored at the time, thought it would be a good idea to join up with a fleet then rather than wait for the game to come out.  That way I would get a feel for the group and make friends easier, instead of join in game and trying to remember whoís who and who would be willing to help a complete stranger.

Well I did take a look at others, like some of the numbered fleets, UFP and a few others, but when I came to lotus fleet, there site was great and the academy was also interactive, but mostly it seemed to have a great membership, and I made friends with much of them quickly.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

An awesome group where you can make friends easily and will be a leading force in game.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

O Iím sure the Fleet will still be in game in five year, I see it very large, and all the other fleet will cower in fear at its sight.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Ah not sure, I hope Iím in a job that I love, and maybe a girlfriend or wife, other than that, only time will tell.

Biggest fear/phobia:


Ah I don't think I have a big fear of anything, I mean I can get scared or whatever, but I usually able to stand up to it.

Your passion in life:


Ah, games, whether there computer or console, maybe acting, and talking with everyone here on the forums.

Highlight in your life:


I guess Iíll go with acting, Iím thinking of doing that as a major.

One thing nobody knows about you:


I'm very shy.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Shy, Funny, Helpful, Energetic, and Nice.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:   


There was a bummer sticker I saw long ago that said, ďDonít sweat the small stuffĒ.

Advice for new members:

Stay active and communicate, either on the shout box or the forums, this fleet is a great way to make friend and to have a great time.
Title: Re: =/\\\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\\\=
Post by: Ellif on 29 September 2009 05:17 PM

Interview with Commander Crist, Professor of Tactical/Security Lotus Fleet Academy

Advice for new members:

Stay active and communicate, either on the shout box or the forums, this fleet is a great way to make friend and to have a great time.

I couldn't agree more, I decided to join while still do the academy course, with a fleet or group lotus' size it's easy to think that it will take a while to get anywhere beyond a basic member. Couldn't be further from the truth though, I was active on forums and our shoutbox. Made a few friends and just generally enjoyed my first few days there, soon as I expressed a desire to become involved I was encouraged to look at what I wanted to do and I was good at and apply for a position.

If you just want to a member, enjoy the atmosphere and (once it launches) the game then it's  a great place. But if you want to do more for the running of the fleet they're more than happy to encourage you to put your talents to use.

Post Merge: 01 October 2009 01:02 PM
It seems to have gone all quiet in here, was it something I said?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 01 October 2009 07:50 PM
Interview with Captain Kheren, Fleet Ambassador of Lotus Fleet

Where are you from:

Quebec, Canada

When did you join Lotus Fleet:


11 May 2009

-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Series: TNG because it covered so much ground within the Star Trek Universe. Movie would be the Search for Spock because of its celebration of friendship, heroism and freedom of thought and action.

-Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

Jonathan Archer; he embodies the boldness of Kirk, the Humanity of Picard, the scientific mind of Janeway and the team savvy of Sisko; and he didn't have any Starfleet of even a federation to back up his idealism and actions. He practically made them alive on the spot!

-Favorite Star Trek ship:


Canon ship: the Prometheus class for its versatility. Non-canon ship: the Achilles class (broadsides matee!)

-Favorite Star Trek character:

Tough one: there are so many good ones in Star Trek, itís the very essence of it... let's see...  I would say The Doctor. Rich personality, a compelling story of self-fulfillment... and he's one of the rare characters looking close to my own age LOL

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

Definitely TOS. You don't need an Andorian's quadriscopic vision like you need to just to see little rank pips on a slim colored collar of a dull grey and black uniform in order to know who that officer is shouting at you from the upper catwalk.

Which actor/character would you like to kick out of Star Trek:

Actors, none. They have worked to bring those characters to life and I thank them. As for characters: definitely the shame of Starfleet, the criminal Benjamin Sisko!

What is the story behind your name:


I tried to log on STO forums with the name of the Human character I played in a RP Star Trek game but it didn't work (long composite name). So looking for something else, ''Kheren'' popped up into my mind. 

As it didn't sound quite ''human'' or mundane, the image of an Andorian popped up next into my mind and I decided to be one since the race was classic ST. Only afterwards did I research the race and boy did I strike gold!

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 

Within the fleet, I am Fleet Ambassador with the rank of Captain. I've been called Admiral Elijah Leandros, our Director of Foreign Policiesí second in command... but I'm not sure he knows that yet!

My main duty is to keep contact and ensure good relations with prospective allies and second the Director in evaluating potential agreements. I also maintain a positive visibility of our fleet with all visiting officers of other fleets and supervise the work of Ministers of diplomacy and Consulars.

What is your RP role in Lotus Fleet:

On the RP thread, I am chief of security /tactical aboard the flagship, the USS Lotus, with the rank of Ensign, although acting Captain Felez wanted to grade me up to Lt JG but the admiralty vetoed against it because of my inexperience.

Do you have any siblings:

Three brothers and one sister, all younger than me.

Do they share your interest in Star Trek:

They all do... and so does my father.

Just watching, or do they participate in RP and games:

My siblings all did some RP and played video games and table games about Star Trek at one time or another. We had huge Starfleet battle tournaments at home years ago... ah the good ole days!

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:


Destiny I believe... which is funny because i do not believe in Destiny :D I came off from trying myself in a few fleets that lacked this very delicate mixture of fun and seriousness I was looking for... Then I decided to try the Lotus Fleet Academy because it was offered with no strings attached and looked very thorough...I read the CoC... found it a reality on the forums. Again I struck gold!

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

By nature, I am a very solitary, independent, autonomous person. I do not seek groups and crowds and socializing is not one of my priorities. But within Lotus Fleet, I found an exceptional group of extraordinary people sharing the same interests and passion in a respectful, yet friendly and easy going manner. Look for example at Storm Windfall... ;) That says it all.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Eh, I can't even tell what I am going to eat for supper! But as a wish based on present facts: the premier Fleet in STO and a major Star Trek community.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Again a wish based on current facts: a new author arriving on the literary scene

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet: 

A true to life CoC: perfectly structured and efficient because rank there means responsibilities, not just prestige bestowed on a whim. That goes for the RP ranks as well.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Not really... although I have a great liking for the title of Commodore. It should replace the ugly title of Rear Admiral.

Biggest fear/phobia:

As the Klingons of the other faction's fleet will tell you: I am utterly fearless. 

Your passion in life:

Besides the obvious (Star Trek): martial arts, movies and literature.

Highlight in your life:

You mean besides that interview? Meeting and training with the Founder of Taekwon-Do, the late General Choi Hong Hi.

One thing nobody knows about you:


And it will stay unknown..

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Loyal, open-minded, patient, free-spirited, creative

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Be serious... but never take yourself too seriously.

Advice for new members:

Enjoy as much as you can what the fleet has to offer. Lotus Fleet is, from the Academy to the chain of command, the closest thing to Starfleet you will ever find.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 03 October 2009 08:44 PM
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an
understanding of ourselves."
 
-- Carl Jung
 
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 04 October 2009 11:10 AM
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an
understanding of ourselves."
 
-- Carl Jung

understanding yourself can make you, or destroy you

-- Ellif D'wulf :P
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 07 October 2009 06:31 PM

"Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think."
 
-- Horace
 
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 08 October 2009 03:37 AM
"Refrain from asking what is going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain."

 Horace.

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Post by: Nimue on 08 October 2009 06:12 AM
This is one so true about love:

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

Roy Croft
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 08 October 2009 09:58 AM
Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. - Jerry Garcia
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 08 October 2009 10:42 AM

"The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly
lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should
not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion
for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and
humanity of mankind."
 
-- Li Ka Shing
 
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 08 October 2009 09:58 PM
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
- Paul Erdos
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 09 October 2009 12:25 PM
In the blame game there is no winners.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 09 October 2009 12:27 PM
In the blame game there is no winners.

maybe not, but some of the excuses are funny :D
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 10 October 2009 03:27 AM
Yes, excuses can get you in even more trouble... when at excuses - friend showed me some of the incredibly stupid used in station and on-train announcements to explain why trains are delayed or cancelled in UK!

*****

Cancelled due to shortage of resources.

*****

Exploding pigeon (apparently the wires at Kings Cross Thameslink are quite low and a bird flying between the wire and the roof causes 25kV to earth itself on the train via the bird!)

*****

"Sorry about the delay so far, and that we continue to run at a reduced speed. If you would like to look outside through the right hand windows, you will see quite a lot of water".

*****

We wish to apologise most sincerely to the passengers who have recently arrived on the Royal Highlander from Inverness. Your train was delayed for several hours due to a locomotive failure near Drumochter. Then the overhead wires came down near Wigan, so your train was diverted via Manchester. A passenger was taken ill, causing the train to have to wait for an ambulance to arrive at Stockport. Finally, you were diverted via Northampton, due to signalling equipment failure south of Rugby!

*****

'Connex customer services apologises for the Cancellation of the 13:09 service from Tattenham Corner to Charing Cross but the driver has mislaid the paper with his duty on it whilst assisting to recover a failed train in the London Bridge area (whereas in fact they were short of staff!!!)'

If you like them - ASK - I have lot more, hehe!

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 10 October 2009 09:35 AM
http://www.businessballs.com/insuranceclaims.htm (http://www.businessballs.com/insuranceclaims.htm)

so many here, including some from Jasper carrot's sketches

some of my favourites:
"I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat found that I had a fractured skull."

"The accident was caused by me waving to the man I hit last week."

"I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment."

"I saw a slow moving, sad faced old gentleman as he bounced off the roof of my car."
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 10 October 2009 10:42 AM
And didn't see him BEFORE?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 10 October 2009 12:47 PM

"A dead end street is a good place to turn around."
 
-- Naomi Judd
 
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 11 October 2009 04:23 AM

"A dead end street is a good place to turn around."
 
-- Naomi Judd

Why?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 11 October 2009 09:56 AM

"A dead end street is a good place to turn around."
 
-- Naomi Judd

Why?


Because reversing all that way can give you a crick in the neck
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 11 October 2009 08:25 PM
"Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one
step at a time."
 
-- Linda Shalaway
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 12 October 2009 06:38 AM

"A dead end street is a good place to turn around."
 
-- Naomi Judd

Why?


Because reversing all that way can give you a crick in the neck

NOW you tell me, and I was wondering whole week why my neck hurt?!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 12 October 2009 03:47 PM
The world is flat. Its roundness is just an illusion.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 12 October 2009 06:22 PM
The world is flat. Its roundness is just an illusion.

Oh, we have a visitor from the past... may I beam you to my ship and explain a few things?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 12 October 2009 09:54 PM
It's all the aliens, eating our brains. Are you one of them?!? :-0
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 13 October 2009 02:08 AM
It's all the aliens, eating our brains. Are you one of them?!? :-0

Zombiez eat brainz!

And I'm not an Alien! Just a hider of elephants on turtle!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 13 October 2009 09:00 AM
It's all the aliens, eating our brains. Are you one of them?!? :-0

Zombiez eat brainz!

And I'm not an Alien! Just a hider of elephants on turtle!


There was someone looking for you earlier Captain, said they were an associate of Chrysopause and it was about a poker game last week?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 13 October 2009 09:04 AM
The plot thickens...
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 13 October 2009 05:14 PM
It's all the aliens, eating our brains. Are you one of them?!? :-0

Zombiez eat brainz!

And I'm not an Alien! Just a hider of elephants on turtle!


There was someone looking for you earlier Captain, said they were an associate of Chrysopause and it was about a poker game last week?

The..po...po...poker game you s-s-say, erm, if you see them again tell them to look under the turtle. I left to investigate flat world held by elephants on the turtle...
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 13 October 2009 08:43 PM
Captain Nimue Aline! Are you overstepping your bounds??
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Post by: BLZBUB on 13 October 2009 11:41 PM
The..po...po...poker game you s-s-say, erm, if you see them again tell them to look under the turtle. I left to investigate flat world held by elephants on the turtle...[/font][/color]

 Flat worlds? Hmmm... I know where the Ring World is...but not this flat one you speak of. Perhaps I passed it edge on and did not see it? :D
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Post by: Storm Windfall on 15 October 2009 06:51 AM
I have to break out my Larry Niven favorites come the holidays...
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 15 October 2009 08:52 AM
The..po...po...poker game you s-s-say, erm, if you see them again tell them to look under the turtle. I left to investigate flat world held by elephants on the turtle...[/font][/color]

 Flat worlds? Hmmm... I know where the Ring World is...but not this flat one you speak of. Perhaps I passed it edge on and did not see it? :D

Maybe people are more familiar than world, have you may be met The Luggage, Rincewind, The Bursar, Gytha Ogg, Esmerelda Weatherwax, Death, Fate, Morth... any of them?

Yes, you do it Stormy, dear. It's worth it!
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Post by: BLZBUB on 15 October 2009 08:04 PM
 Although I am familiar with Terry Pratchett's novel(s), after the complexity of Louis Wu, Speaker-to-Animals and the Piersons Puppeteer Nessus and their adventures, the flatness of Discworld held no interest for me...unfortunately.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 16 October 2009 11:45 AM
Although I am familiar with Terry Pratchett's novel(s), after the complexity of Louis Wu, Speaker-to-Animals and the Piersons Puppeteer Nessus and their adventures, the flatness of Discworld held no interest for me...unfortunately.

It's so, sooo hard to say... but I agree - since I'm not big fan of Fantasy, and when at that any subgenre I'd never read it if didn't meet Pterry and had great time. And if wanna know, three legged geniuses are one of my all-time favorite Alien species!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 16 October 2009 03:28 PM
"There are generations yet unborn, whose very lives will be
shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions
you take."
 
-- Andy Andrews
 
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: fleet-captain-newell on 16 October 2009 07:34 PM
As you can tell from my sig, im in lotus fleet too, however, i am not the fleet captain of that fleet, just of my own fleet. XD
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 16 October 2009 11:44 PM
State your name and rank in Lotus Fleet, if you please, Sir! Cats are very territorial! *unsheaths nails*
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 17 October 2009 09:43 AM
"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on."

~Richard Feynman
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 17 October 2009 07:41 PM
Only on the edge of disaster, humankind will change for the better. Bad times bring out either the good or the bad. Sadly there is no balance between the two.

(I have no idea who said it; it just stuck in my mind.)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 18 October 2009 10:30 AM
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

~ Richard Bach
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 18 October 2009 10:55 AM

"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I
may learn how to do it."
 
-- Pablo Picasso
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Ellif on 18 October 2009 06:58 PM

"I am always doing that which I can not do,

well that explains a few things :D

Post Merge: 19 October 2009 12:24 AM
here's one of the articles from the recent first issue of the Lotus Fleet newsletter

yes I chose one of the articles i wrote, no i'm not biased in anyway :P

Enjoy!


Cookies are a very delicate and serious business, especially aboard starships that see such a high level of action as those of Lotus Fleet. A cookie should never be too crunchy, as this can cause minor irritation to teeth and gums, as well as the distrac-tion of cookie crumbs on your duty console. Never a good thing when in a crisis situation! Do you really want your officers choosing between averting that warp core breach and picking up the last of those delicious cookie crumbs?

However a cookie that is too soft will lose structural integrity (and as engineers we all know that's bad) when it is combined, via the highly technical engineering process known as "dunking" to the hot beverage of choice.
This can lead to contamination of said beverage with soggy crumbs, which renders the drink unpalatable and requires the replication of a new drink. Something that will always delay response to the bridge's demand for more power to shields! Rather the cookie should remain a slightly firm consistency from the "dunking" so that it doesn't fall apart despite the ships shaking from that burst of disrupter fire, but not so firm you get crumbs everywhere.

It's choc chips and other additionals should diffuse their flavour throughout the snack, rewarding the hard working engineer with delicious flavour that will keep them going for 5 minutes until the next beverage and cookie break.
An engineer's work is nonstop aboard Lotus Fleet!
But hopefully these guidelines will help us in our unceasing work to keep the fleet's ships working at their best.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 19 October 2009 02:21 PM
That is a good piece! But then.. In my own opinion, the Lotus Fleet Newsletter makes a pretty good read! Not that I am biased in any way.. :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 20 October 2009 11:10 AM
That is a good piece! But then.. In my own opinion, the Lotus Fleet Newsletter makes a pretty good read! Not that I am biased in any way.. :)

next issues gonna be even better
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 20 October 2009 01:51 PM
Interview with Commander Typhoeus, Forum Administrator, Lotus Fleet


Where are you from:

NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, India

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

9 February 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

TV series Voyager.  Movie... Well obviously the latest...

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Captain Kathryn Janeway.  WellÖ.. Circumstances in which she had her command, others mostly stay way too true to the directives... Which is quite hard to believe, kinda non realistic... While she swayed from the directives but still managed to stay true to their intended goal...

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Defiant

Favorite Star Trek character:

Data, 7 of 9, Tuvok, quite a few actually, sorry

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

STO uniforms.  They are really very smart...

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

A LOT... Most of the movies, and almost all of the episodes which don't contribute to the story ark... That would also mean almost all of TNG.  Hmm well just kick TNG out... Iíll do without Picard

What is the story behind your name:

Not much.. Itís the same from what I had in SWG.. I was looking for something unique and I like the sound of the names from Greek mythology..  Typhoeus Greek Mythology - a fire breathing dragon with a hundred heads, who also created the whirlwinds. Also known as Typheus, Typhon, Typhaon and Typhos. The word Typhoon originated from Typhon. 

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet: 

Well, all I can do is state my observations.. Chain of command is well exaggerated compared to the way itís followed.. This is normal human behavior.. Itís easier to talk to friends than to the next in command. 

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

Commander.  Forum Administrator.  Keeping the forums up and running.
Dealing with day to day forum problems. (Things breaking down, permissions). Upgrading, well lots of things. Enhancing forum functionality. And dealing with user functionality requests.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Not sure yet... Iíd like to migrate so called forums to Google wave (which hasn't launched yet, I find forums an ineffective way of communicating), and I think that the forum command structure may not hold ingame, as is.

Do you have any siblings:
 

Yes I have one younger brother

Does he share your interest in Star Trek:


Hell no! In fact Iíd like to find someone who does share my kind of interest in this country.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

Hmm well I googled and it came up.. It also came up on HF vid.. Site was well made... to my eyes it looked like a lot of time and effort had gone in... Had a conversation in TS, found out that the average guild age is to my liking plus the member numbers were good...   

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:


Hmm.. an extension to friend circle, people with same interest, people I like talking to... a comfortable social space... and of course people with whom Iím gonna roll with in STO... 

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:


At the top in every way of course...

Where do you see yourself in five years:

   
If I donít get a job, then hanging from somewhere, if I do then can't say....

Biggest fear/phobia:

Ghosts and nothing else

Your passion in life:   

So far computers...  and anything to do with them....  that makes it a lot...

Highlight in your life:

Nothing so far but a lot of it is left.... so.. Iíll get back to you when I feel something worth mentioning here..

One thing nobody knows about you: 

A secret.. The only time you may ever be able to see me freak out would be when Iím logging into STO for the first time... so you can be on a look out for that....  I know Iím such an uninteresting person... I donít get surprised or freak out ever...

Describe yourself in 5 words:


Iím cautious by nature..  Iím stubborn,  loyal, Iím probably the laziest person you could find... and I can bring witnesses to corroborate the proof that is.. That Iím efficient because Iím lazy...  I like automation.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:   

"Mr. Anonymous has more credibility than I do."
--By Anonymous

Advice for new members:

I donít think members have to be advised on anything.. We are so open and accepting that everyone should feel at home anyway... but of course CoC has to be adhered to..
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 21 October 2009 11:33 AM
We thought we'd share with you another piece from our recent newsletter article, again a more comedy piece (it's to close to Monday to post anything serious ). As a little background infomation, it seems that recently at least one fleet member is suffering from what's been nicknamed the "Lotus Flu"

Lotus Flu strikes againÖ By Driam
"Take us in closer, helm." Said the captain. "Ops, just what the hell is that thing?"
"I've never seen anything like it, sir." Said the frowning ops officer. "The existence of naturally occurring fudge in space has always been thought to be pure nonsense, but it looks like the last laugh hasn't been had just y-"
The ops officer was unexpectedly cut off as a shockwave rocked the ship and sent half the bridge officers tum-bling to the ground.

"Red alert!" Shouted the captain. "Tactical, report!"
"Shields and primary power is down!" Said the tactical officer.
"Goddamnit, what the hell is going on?!" Shouted the captain and tapped his badge. "Sickbay, report!"
"It's bad captain." Said the medical officer in a grim tone. "It's the flu, sir."
"Holy mother of God..."
"Orders, captain!"

"Helm..." Said the captain as calmly as he could. "Take us in."
"But sir, that's madness!" Shouted the helm officer, obviously not dealing with the panic very well.
"There'd be fudge everywhere!"
"I know..." Said the captain.
"I'm counting on it."
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 23 October 2009 07:09 PM
Interview with Captain Raven, Fleet Resource Manager Lotus Fleet


Where are you from:


New York

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

15 July 2008

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Movie: First Contact.  Series: DS9 (as of Dominion War).

Favorite Star Trek Captain:
 

Sisko.  He was a bold and very decisive leader.

Favorite Star Trek ship:


Galaxy Class

Favorite Star Trek character: 

The Borg Collective. Itís just the best alien concept over any span of entertainment.

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The late DS9 uniforms with the Grey Pads.

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:


Crusher.  Wesley more specifically - he was just annoying and not important to the story in any way.

What is the story behind your name:


When I was 14, I jumped into Multiplayer gaming in Bridge Commander and I just thought of the name Raven, which is short actually for Red Raven, but the Red has more or less been dropped.  Raven, I feel is an embodiment of my personality, misunderstood (in some aspects).

What is your position in Lotus Fleet:

Currently the Fleet Resource Manager, holding a rank of Captain, I used to be the CO of Operations and Rear Admiral - I am currently in charge of working on an economic plan for the fleet when we get in game - I am working on how we will deal with donated items and perhaps credits, etc.

Do you participate in Role Play:

In game Ė sometimes. Not currently in the fleet.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet:


I believe that there is always room for improvement - and though it has grown considerably from when I first started in LF - I believe that LF has done a great job organizing itself.

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

Sadly due to technical issues I cannot be as active as I like as far as meetings go - for some reason TS won't work on my computer properly.  But since there is no game and hardly any information on guild management and resources ingame - I have nothing to really do - that should be changing soon.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Lotus Fleet needs to be more dynamic and open to new things - for things to change in Lotus Fleet takes a LONG TIME - too much deliberating - also the CoC - while it is a good thing to have - it gives TOO much power without checks and balances to certain people.

Do you have any siblings: 


Two younger, brother and sister.

Do they share your interest in Star Trek:

No.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

I was browsing the Hailing Frequency site at the time I joined and the LF members were very professional and well behaved - and I was actually invited to join after I made a post wanting to start up my own fleet.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Lotus Fleet is about expression and innovation - we have been able to take many great aspects and roll them into this great organization.   

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

I have insufficient information to make a projection - there is no game yet - we donít know how LF will be when we get into game.  Without the game - I don't believe Lotus Fleet would continue to exist.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

I really have no idea where I will be in 5 years.  I would love to have my BA in Business Mgmt - working in corporate America and married to my GF.

Biggest fear/phobia:

Failure.

Your passion in life:

I want to change society - if you would call that a passion if not then - I do like cooking.

Highlight in your life:

My girlfriend really - I am my happiest when I am with her.

One thing nobody knows about you:

Nothing I can think of.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Intelligent, Analytical, Tall, Innovative, Imaginative.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

ďBe your own person, think outside the box, and hope things don't explode in your faceĒ

Advice for new members:

Don't be afraid of going above and beyond - it helps you and it helps the fleet - do your best work.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 24 October 2009 09:19 AM
so.. who else got that mail from cryptic this morning, let their hopes get up about beta and then saw it was about champions online?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 24 October 2009 12:33 PM
Sofar I am safe!
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Post by: Sarevok on 24 October 2009 08:02 PM
You're taking these interviews serious, aren't you, Storm?
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Post by: Storm Windfall on 24 October 2009 08:38 PM
You're taking these interviews serious, aren't you, Storm?

Of course! Is there any other way? :)

Post Merge: 24 October 2009 08:44 PM
Interview with Vice Admiral Niomo Lire, Command Division CO Lotus Fleet

Where are you from? When did you join Lotus Fleet?


I'm from New Jersey and I joined Lotus Fleet back in March 08. This was right after PE fell on its face and we had no idea if STO was ever going to come.

-Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

Hmm. TNG is definitely my favorite series. I grew up with it and I always found those episodes to be the perfect mix of action science and plot development. I haven't seen many of the Trek movies, so i really donít have a favorite

-Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

Picard. The man never knows when to say Die and always pulls through for his crew. He also enjoys running around in tights and screaming about lights. What's not to love? :P In addition, unlike some of the other captains, he knew when to put down his diplomacy hat and PEW PEW PEW. Classic Awesomeness in my opinion

-Favorite Star Trek ship:

Hmm. I really donít have a favorite specific ship. I do love the Akira class though. It goes back to when i first purchased ST: Armada 1. It came with some trading card of an Akira class and since then has been my ship of choice, and will most likely be my STO ship...assuming itís not a low tier

-Favorite Star Trek character: 

Worf. He is not a merry man and does not hesitate to say it XD (if you couldnít tell, the Robin Hood TNG episode is one of my favorites). Heís always ready to backhand someone who gets out of line, but at the same time he also has all the qualities of a good person and friend. Heís also pretty good in bar fights.

-Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

Iíd say itís a tossup between the VOY and First Contact uniforms. Both are pretty nice and aren't really unpleasant to look at. The First Contact model looks more militarists whereas the VOY looks more like for exploration. Or at least in my mind: P

Which actor would you kick out of Star Trek:


Heh. That's a tough one. I'd go with either Kate Mullgrew or Will Wheaton. I despised both Wesley and Janeway, so if either of them vanished from the shows, i would not be saddened. I jumped for joy when i found out Janeway was killed in one of the books

What is your position in Lotus Fleet: 

I am Chief of Pie Manufacturing and Distribution.  I also moonlight as the Command Division CO. 

I basically make sure that my division is running as smoothly as possible, and in addition, i get to create some awesome new ideas for everyone to talk about and eventually see come to life. Itís pretty awesome to have something written down on paper like "make new website" and then have different departments around the fleet come together and make that piece of paper become a real thing that looks like something CBS should have designed for one of the series

How did you choose your name:

Back in the day my father and I were playing Star Wars: Galaxies. My dad tends to play late at night while Iím asleep (which is usually why he always finishes leveling first -.-), and when I woke up I had found that he had created a new character on the server he was on for me so we could play together. (My "main" was on a different server with some RL friends). His name was Niomo Lire, and the name really just stuck. "Ni-o-moe Leer" A lot of people pronounce it wrong. We had just gotten back from Italy, and the Lira was still in use at the time, but my dad said Lira was too girly for a last name in a game, so he changed it XD

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet: 

The people. Back when I joined back in 08, there were only about...10 people. First person i talked to was nova. He pretty much sealed the deal with my application, as he assured me that Lotus Fleet would one day be the best fleet in the nonexistent game. Ever since I have met a ton of great people who have all sorts of interesting and exciting tales about their lives, star trek, or just funny stories they have heard about things. And of course, camel spiders.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Lotus Fleet means great friends and a lot of late nights spent laughing about absolutely nothing while we wait for what i hope to be one of the best MMOs of our time. Once the game comes out, I hope that Lotus Fleet will be synonymous with "Bad Ass M--s" as we cruise down the Warp Lanes of some sector, all enemies fleeing in fear. Bwahahaha.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Hmm. I see Lotus Fleet becoming the "Death and Taxes" of STO (For those that do not know, Death and Taxes are a World of Warcraft Guild who are known worldwide as the first guild to usually clear a new instance when Blizzard pushes it out. They have had their pictures put into PC Gamer and other Gaming Magazines. Their guild name is known throughout WOW as the best of the best of the best. I also think they get paid :D)

Errrr, anyway, yeah. I expect that in 5 years Lotus Fleet will be the cream of the crop for STO Fleets, and not only becoming more recognized by Cryptic, but possibly even by CBS. Star Trek: Lotus Fleet Series anyone? Also, this goes without saying, in 5 years, we will solidify our position as the Bad Ass M--s of all the STO Federation Fleets

Where do you see yourself in five years:


Hmm well in 5 years i hope to be married or at least close (Iím seeing a trend in our Flag Officer's futures) But besides that, I assume that as long as I enjoy STO, i will still be with Lotus Fleet, and even if i am not a member, i still plan on hanging around the shoutbox and talking to people. I also expect to be able to fly on a jetpack. Go science people, make it happen!

Biggest fear/phobia:

Anyway, my biggest phobia is probably a fear of drowning. I like swimming though. I donít like being dropped into a lake with a cement shoe :O

Your passion in life:

Video Gaming. I love being able to do things that Iíd never be able to do in real life.

Highlight in your life:

Graduating College last May, and two days later getting accepted into Grad School for my Masters of Accountancy

One thing nobody knows about you:

I'm a bigger Star Wars fan than Star Trek fan. Back in the day I could recite lines from IV-VI, and i knew the technical schematics for most of the vehicles and weaponry.

Tell us about your collection of souls:

Ahaha. My collection of souls. Basically any time I see someone's picture I take their soul. Oh, hey, your picture is in Skype. Yoink. Thanks, into the bag it goes :D. Itís a game that my friends and I used to play with our milk boxes after lunch. We'd draw a face on our box and hide it somewhere. We'd then spend the rest of the period trying to find each otherís box. My secret spot was the best: the garbage can. I never lost :D I currently have 27 souls in the bag

Describe yourself in 5 words: 

Funny, Charming, Gamer, Otaku, Zombie-Hunter

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

"Go for the Eyes, Boo! Go for the Eyes!" ~Minsc from Baldur's Gate. Boo is Minsc's Miniature Giant Space Hamster pet.

Advice for new members:

Come to the meetings with a microphone and no fear of talking! I found the best way to get to know people is to converse with them and just talk about random things. While we are all fans of Star Trek, we also have other things we are fans of, like Video Games and maybe other MMOs. Some of the best times i remember are the Flag officers meeting up every so often and just shooting the breeze for 2-3 hours. Talk about relaxing and hilarious.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 25 October 2009 10:02 AM
You're taking these interviews serious, aren't you, Storm?

She has to, it's a like a stampede when we hear Storm's after another victi.. I mean lucky fleet member to be interviewed. If she didn't take it seriously she'd never catch anyone
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 25 October 2009 03:05 PM
 LOL.
 So, are these Storm interviews under the guise of 'Freedom of the Press'? Or more of a Paparazzi type venue? heh heh
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 25 October 2009 08:24 PM
LOL.
 So, are these Storm interviews under the guise of 'Freedom of the Press'? Or more of a Paparazzi type venue? heh heh

*quietly hums the Godzilla theme*

no comment :P
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 25 October 2009 10:54 PM
LOL.
 So, are these Storm interviews under the guise of 'Freedom of the Press'? Or more of a Paparazzi type venue? heh heh

*quietly hums the Godzilla theme*

no comment :P

Gmph! They do it voluntarily! AND for the award!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 26 October 2009 09:37 AM
Underhanded tactics by high placed officers revealed LOTUS FLEET SHOUT-BOX Ė It is early in the night, Stardate 63254.2 to be exact, (October 15, 2009 for those of you un-familiar in standard Federation time calculations, tsk, tsk) when this reporter gets wind of a possible conspiracy that goes straight to the heart of the fleet.
It all began with the innocent distribution of circular, chocolate and sugar treats (cookies for the primitive mind) by our own fearless leader Fleet Admiral Lrdnova. But when I sought the reason behind this kindness, I found the reasoning to be more rotten and evil then you might realize. I am talking, of course, about an attempt by the Keebler elves to take over the fleet.
ďNo comment,Ē said Admiral Lrdnova when I asked him for straight up information. When I pressed further, the calculating Admiral said, ďI cannot confirm or deny the existence of pointy eared tree dwelling creatures.Ē
A sneaky Admiral hiding the reality of a possible evil behind what can be perceived as truth cannot stop a dedicated reporter from trying to find a way
to completely blow the threat out of proportion.
ďThe Keebler elves are real threats to society,Ē said a professor who is an expert on the habits and natures of fictional advertising characters and in no way someone paid money to talk to us. ďThey like to make you think you‟re only eating their delicious cookies, then they strike.Ē
ďHow do they strike?Ē I asked, hoping to get to the bottom of this hypothetical and imaginary threat to all existence.
ďThey wait until you‟re eating their cookies, normally you‟re at your com-puter mindlessly typing some long article or some-thing, then they come through the computer lines,Ē the professor said. ďIt‟s then that they steal your soul!Ē
ďThat sounds horrible,Ē I said.
ďIt is,Ē the professor said. ďYour soul is important.Ē
With this new information, I confronted our noble Admiral once again, seeking to find the truth behind the veiled threats he has made.
ďLotus Fleet is not responsible for the actions of tree dwelling creatures that may or may not exist and the affects they may have
on your computer,Ē he said, brushing me off once again. And once again, not one to be easily deterred, I pressed him.
ďThen you are not denying the possibility that Keeblers can have an adverse affect on fleet members‟ computers?Ē I asked. The Admiral eyed me slyly which only suggested that he was hiding something from me. Something evil.

Read our newsletter to find out what's really going on... maybe
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 26 October 2009 03:27 PM
Sorry for my absence. But now when I'm back can someone fill me for last week of activity here?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 26 October 2009 06:54 PM
Welcome back, Captain! Nothing much, just having good conversation. :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 27 October 2009 11:56 AM
break with tradition! semi-serious question :P

have people seen the little bit of fleet info for STO

http://www.gamedaily.com/games/star-trek-online/pc/game-previews/preview/3631/20729/ (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/star-trek-online/pc/game-previews/preview/3631/20729/)

"As you establish your fleet, you'll expand it by utilizing a proposed Galactic Economy system. You'll be able to pool your resources and recruit new members for your team, while also creating new installations, such as space stations, mining platforms, shipyards and much more. The more you have, the stronger you become. Just make sure you don't put too much of your resources into one thing."
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 27 October 2009 12:02 PM
Interview with SCPO Driam, Lotus Fleet Task Force

Where are you from:

Born and raised in the dark woods of JŲnkŲping municipality, Sweden.

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

03 May 2008. When the Gemini fleet froze up.

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Enterprise, no question. That would probably have to be First contact, though there are a few of them that I haven't seen.

Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

I'll have to go with Archer. Sisko's pretty kickass too, but that wasn't until the 4th season of DS9. Archer was one bad mother throughout his run.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

The Defiant. It was literally so badass that it almost blew itself apart.

Favorite Star Trek character: 

I like Phlox, because of his optimism and sense of humor, I like Archer because he's a great leader who's not afraid to bad stuff to people when it benefits himself, I like Worf because he's Worf and I like Kira cuz she's hot.

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The MACOs'. The MACO's were a bunch of soldier guys that they brought onto enterprise in season 3 because they needed some guys who were more badass than the security officers. They wore a black uniform.

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

Seven of nine, on the condition that it would make it so that Kes stayed on and they didn't do all that Borg b****p.

What is the story behind your name:

Many years ago, I was playing this fantasy MMO. I needed a name that sounded all fantasy-ish and stuff, but not in that pansy manner of stuff like "Darksword" or "Silverfang". So I came up with "Driam" because it was short, abstract and easier to pronounce for the guys I played shooters with back then.

Do you participate in Role Play:


Well, my character's name is Chayana Driam, chief medical officer of the Lotus.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet:

It works, I guess. I don't really have an OPINION about it.

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:


Role-playing, occasionally hanging around the shoutbox.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

There's some stuff about the shoutbox and maybe some stuff in the general orders, but other than that it's fine.

Some lightening up of or clarification on the rule about harsh language in the box. The other day one of my post was deleted because I said that something was "kickass". I also remember the general orders or something saying that members aren't allowed to engage in stuff like "camping" in games, a restriction that I find irrational.

It's a tactical term used primarily in first-person-shooters that refers to the act of sitting tight and hiding somewhere, waiting for an enemy to run by so that you can pop him.

Do you have any siblings: 

A sister.

Does she share your interest in Star Trek:

Not that I know of.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

The fact that Gemini got put on hold and someone said "Hey, we're doing this thing over here now!"

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:   

It's a place where I go to buff up my english by role-playing.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:   

Either dead or focused on other games than STO or like today except with more members.

What is your position in the Fleet:

Senior chief petty officer in the Task Force

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Unemployed, mooching off of the state. In terms of the fleet, I'll probably be gone. Unless STO is the greatest game ever made and has what it takes to keep me hooked for 4 years.

Biggest fear/phobia:


Spiders tend to freak me out, though I am starting to get around that.

Your passion in life:

Video games

Highlight in your life:

When I got into BTH, I guess. Blekinge Institute of Technology.

One thing nobody knows about you:

I think that Timeshift and Excite truck are better games than Bioshock and Burnout paradise.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Eat, sleep, and breathe, video games.  I'm 54 kgs of anger and bone who likes to play video games, code nonsense in XNA, worry about whether someone's gonna steal my bike and get drunk with my fellow students.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads determination, determination brings victory, and victory is life."

Advice for new members:


Don't say "kickass" in the shoutbox.

Post Merge: 28 October 2009 05:08 PM
"To control and sort young people for the sake of
institutional efficiency is to crush the human spirit."
 
-- Ron Miller
 
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 28 October 2009 06:28 PM
break with tradition! semi-serious question :P

have people seen the little bit of fleet info for STO

[url]http://www.gamedaily.com/games/star-trek-online/pc/game-previews/preview/3631/20729/[/url] ([url]http://www.gamedaily.com/games/star-trek-online/pc/game-previews/preview/3631/20729/[/url])

"As you establish your fleet, you'll expand it by utilizing a proposed Galactic Economy system. You'll be able to pool your resources and recruit new members for your team, while also creating new installations, such as space stations, mining platforms, shipyards and much more. The more you have, the stronger you become. Just make sure you don't put too much of your resources into one thing."


It sounds logical. In most similar games guilds have some buildings and establishments which are helping both in growing guild and in growth of its members. Weather by making some growths faster (mostly increase in resources), or prices of upgrades lower.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 29 October 2009 01:07 AM
All,

It is with great pride that I have given the honor to inform all of our members, members to be, Guests, Allies, and friends that today we have launched the Lotus Fleet Website 2.0

This website is the culmination of hard work and dedication by a large number of individuals that have not only been able to design a website across timezones but also across boarders and while this project has been a long time coming I am proud to say that it looks fantastic and I hope it will come to serve us well in the coming months.

Special thanks goto:

Typheous - Lotus Fleet Forum Admin
Future- Lotus Fleet Website Developers
Calderwood- Lotus Fleet Graphics Artist and CGI Specialist

As well as everyone else who put a little part of themselves into this site.

Thank you again and hope everyone enjoys

Please view our new site at: www.lotusfleet.com (http://www.lotusfleet.com)

also remember that you may have to clear your cache inorder to remove previously viewed pages.

Thank you all

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
www.lotusfleet.com (http://www.lotusfleet.com)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 29 October 2009 10:58 AM
...and it looks fantastifabiliouscious!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 29 October 2009 03:59 PM
...and it looks fantastifabiliouscious!

 Took the ...word(?) right out of my mouth! :P
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 29 October 2009 07:58 PM
Great work, not lost anything from familiar look but again change is huge and made it beautiful.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 30 October 2009 10:26 AM
 Engineering 501

(or what the academy doesn't teach you about crisis management)

Engineering is a busy hectic job at the best of times, when the ship goes to red alert things can get a lot busier before the words "red alert" fade away. To avoid confusion and possible errors that endanger the ship we've compiled this handy guide

    * Turn the music off, for some reason the Bridge never seem to appreciate having the spitting image chicken song or other great hits playing in the background when they ask you for a report.


    * Hide the Foosball table, but make sure the score is noted and kept safe for later. Another oddity about the Bridge crew, they don't seem to appreciate the fine art of the sport called Foosball and it's role in the development of solutions to engineering problems (namely, the computer can handle most stuff it's own self)


    * Be aware of your appearance at all times, take those few seconds to check your hair and uniform, untidy hair and a disheveled or slightly torn uniform gives an impression of how hard we work down in engineering, we don't want them to think it's all just sitting around playing "spot the pattern in the warp core effect" do we?


    * If you should have to talk to the Bridge, be sure to use a raised voice, yes I know the comm system can easily pick up our voices from background noise and clear it up so the bridge can hear us, but it's dramatic and again gives the impression of just how tough it is down here


    * Take a lesson from the greatest starfleet engineer of all time, always (and I can't stress this enough) over estimate the time taken to fix something, be prepared for the CO or XO to cut that time in half (so you must make sure your estimate is more than  twice the time you need). Likewise never inform the bridge when something is ready if it's before your estimated time, let them ask so you can say "almost done" and then activate it. It's much more impressive that way


    * Make sure you know the location of the hidden smoke machines and who's responsible for turning them on, if a Bridge officer wanders down to "help" (stop laughing in the back) we want the place to look dangerous and that we're giving our all here. The same goes for the jars of soot and grease for use on face and hands


    * Hide the cookie jar (this applies to non crisis situations as well). Bridge officers will always attempt to "share" our cookies with themselves


With this information you are now ready to be a part of a skilled trained engineering team that can cope with any crisis situation aboard a starship

oh one final note: The Foosball tournament sign up sheet is on the master systems display console, please take the time to sign up
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 31 October 2009 01:54 AM
oh one final note: The Foosball tournament sign up sheet is on the master systems display console, please take the time to sign up

 We hid our sign up sheet under the duck Ocudagram on our MSD! :D
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 31 October 2009 03:51 PM
Interview with Lt Commander Kalten, Professor of Operations Lotus Fleet Academy

Where are you from:

I'm from Ipswich, in the UK

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

31st May 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:


I don't have a favorite series as I like a lot of all of them and all series have low points, but I recently watched Enterprise from end to end in a week or so and that kinda rocked.  Films, it has to be ST11  I'm loving the alternate universe.  In fact, it's what got me back online and looking for a guild/fleet for ST:O

Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

Picard as he was the one i watched as a young boy growing up, but Kirk is awesome too!  Picard is too cool...he is a diplomat that knows how to fight, almost genius in the way they wrote the character, but also very subtle.  Kirk is 'the man', gets all the girls and gets to beat up the bad guy...awesome! :)

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Enterprise-E Sovereign class...right before they ram it down Shinzon's throat! :)  But if you mean any vessel, not just the main ship then it has to be the Prometheus class

Favorite Star Trek character:


Oohh...so many for so many reasons....but above all...It has to be Riker...with the beard...He got cool with the beard, before he was a bit 'censored'! :)

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:


Dominion war era...like the more battle stance they give.

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

Wesley Crusher...waste of screen space damnit!

What is the story behind your name:

Wow....now there's a question!...let me explain:  The goddess Ishta of ancient Babylon used to take on the form of a barmaid that appeared at different places looking for worthy men with whom to mate and thus produce great offspring.  She took the name Siduri and so ... the surname Siduri is taken to mean ' Son of Siduri' or 'Son of a goddess'...The Kalten part of the name is taken from a series of books that I like by David Eddings, and is a lot more to do with the fact that I like the name and not really the character at all.

In essence you can say that I am Kalten, born of man and god, a living embodiment of the essence of Ishta, queen of the Heavens.  Quite grand, no?! 

It's not much, but I designed it to fit in with the forum RP character here at Lotus Fleet.  BTW, before I continue, I use Kalten Siduri for everything online - it is my personal image to the cyber world, so you will find me in other games as well! :) But I digress...

Kalten was found on the steps of Starfleet HQ in an old wicker basket with only a single possession and a note attached.  A necklace emblem showing the sign of Ishta's holy symbol and a note written on ancient parchment that merely stated the name of the child in the basket.  As it happens there was a Starfleet personnel couple that had recently found that they could not have children and so they took the child in.  Much later in his life they told Kalten of his discovery and that he should look for his real mother with their blessing.  Kalten took it upon himself to search the galaxy for signs that his mother lived, but nowhere has he yet found anything other than long forgotten clues that have led to dead ends.  Kalten has joined Starfleet so that he might plum the deepest reaches of space as his quest continues.

What is your position in Lotus Fleet:

Currently I am a Lieutenant Commander and am the Professor of Operations in the Academy.  It is my responsibility to manually grade the Prime Directive course from year 1 in the Academy, I am also in charge of maintaining and updating several courses throughout the 4 years of the Academy.   

Do you participate in Role Play:

Yes - on Lotus Fleet I am the new XO of the USS Alsea, and outside of Lotus Fleet I am a member of 2 D&D groups and run a games club every other week for games such as Warhammer, Magic the Gathering, etc.  I am also the GM of the White Eagles, the oldest Guild in World of Warcraft (At least in Europe)

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet: 

It, and they Rock! :)  No further comment needed!.... I'm kidding...I have had a great relationship thus far with my chain of command. I am blessed to be a part of the Academy setup as I truly believe we have the most tight nit staff in the whole fleet.  This i think is mostly down to the way our CO runs the Academy..Athos is a great asset to this fleet! :)  To be blunt Iíve not had to deal much with the other divisions in the fleet, though those that I have come across have been great in helping me if I needed it, plus with the messages we get each week and the meetings we can download to listen, in case we missed them, everything is good!

How do you spend your time in the Fleet:

Every day or two I log onto the Academy CUI and interface with the grading system to see who needs to be graded.  That normally only takes about 10 - 30 minutes, then I normally check my messages and move onto the RP section.  Recently I have spent more time looking at the ST:O side of things as we get closer to actually getting a BETA we can play with and start to learn the ships and so on.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

My rank! :)  I'm not Captain yet! :) Lol  I am not sure we need to change anything really...it remains to be seen if we have US and Europe servers.  If so we would need two distinct units within the fleet, but other than that I feel that we're sailing in the right direction currently.

Do you have any siblings:


Yes - 2 brothers, both older than me.
 
Do they share your interest in Star Trek:


Not at all...have they had a passing interest, though my wife is very much into Star Trek...she is Manfa here in the Fleet! :)

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

That's easy...the Academy!  No other fleet has anything anywhere near as cool as this!  I was so enamored with it that once I had passed and graduated I applied for a position as soon as i was able.  It's a great experience and it's great that we offer it to other fleets as well. 

Searching...I looked at a whole bunch of other fleets all talking about ST:O and kept on seeing references to Lotus Fleet and so checked it out - as soon as I was here Is topped looking...Iíd found my trek home! :)

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:


As I mentioned I have been running a WoW Guild for many many years now.  I really enjoy the togetherness you get from playing with people week in week out for years.  I know some of those folks better than I do some of my friends in my own town, and like Lotus Fleet, we have members from all over (Europe).  Being in a focused Guild Fleet with like minded people gives you the chance to really enjoy what you are doing, be it WoW or Star Trek, Star Wars, or whatever.  So Lotus Fleet means 'home' to me.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Difficult to say.  When WoW was launched I gave it 2 years max.  I just didn't see people being interested for this long, but I was proved VERY wrong there.  5 year son and it's still going strong.  Lotus Fleet will depend a lot on what ST:O is like and if there is longevity in the game.  If there is not then the Fleet could fracture and split up as people lose interest.  However, we are more than a gaming fleet now...we have become a community and so we might very well have the strength to weather all storms that are thrown our way! :)

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Sitting in front of a better computer playing games no doubt...maybe a bit fatter too...I love food too much! :) Lol  seriously though...most likely still playing WoW and hopefully still playing ST:O! :)  And I'll certainly be a Captain then...if not an Admiral! :)

Biggest fear/phobia:   

My mind in the dark - I have an over active imagination don't like vampire films too much!  Other than that, fear of drowning and I hate spiders!

Your passion in life:

My daughter and wife!  My daughter is the best thing on this planet...no exceptions...and my wife...well...enough said! :)  And Wow...sneak that one in! SW: WHAT??? No star trek??  :O . Nope...no need...it's the unwritten rule that Trek is a part of your life...some people just don't know it - or refuse to admit it! :)

Highlight in your life:

Becoming a dad.  Lucy (my daughter) was born at 6 months and was the same weight as a small bag of sugar.  She fitted entirely into my hand from head to toe and was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen...and still is...every night I whisper to her that daddy loves her whilst she sleeps.  And every day she surprises me with something else that I will remember forever.

One thing nobody knows about you:

When I was a little younger (read almost half my age) I had long hair, all the way down to my bum!  And I was known as Jesus to my friends...!

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Passionate, caring, social, driven, hmmmm....the 5th is escaping me...I'm gonna go with...hmmm...hang on yes..Ambitious....that's the perfect word!

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Yes:  Do or do not, there is no try! Also... Do not worry about that which you have no control over, and do not worry about that which you do - just sort it out!

Advice for new members:

Read the course notes....Iíve had to grade down too many that have not bothered to read the orientation and the notes with the courses!

Your definition of leadership:

Do what Kalten tells you to do and he wonít whip you! ;)  Seriously... Leaders should coach those they lead, you should be the example for which others can follow.  Treat all that serve you as equals amongst their station and take note of their needs and desires.  If you do all this you cannot fail.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 02 November 2009 11:49 AM
Interview with Lt Commander Kalten, Professor of Operations Lotus Fleet Academy


Leaders should coach those they lead, you should be the example for which others can follow.  Treat all that serve you as equals amongst their station and take note of their needs and desires.  If you do all this you cannot fail.

Brilliant advice
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 03 November 2009 11:50 AM
Interview with Lt Commander Kalten, Professor of Operations Lotus Fleet Academy


Leaders should coach those they lead, you should be the example for which others can follow.  Treat all that serve you as equals amongst their station and take note of their needs and desires.  If you do all this you cannot fail.

Brilliant advice


One of the most honest interviews I conducted.  :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nimue on 04 November 2009 05:01 PM
Interview with Lt Commander Kalten, Professor of Operations Lotus Fleet Academy


Leaders should coach those they lead, you should be the example for which others can follow.  Treat all that serve you as equals amongst their station and take note of their needs and desires.  If you do all this you cannot fail.

Brilliant advice


One of the most honest interviews I conducted.  :)

He's special.
I know I should not say such a thing, but despite being so silent he's one of my favorite professors. Silent and hard working.

I'm actually sorry for not trying harder to get to know him better! That quote... uh - I'll have to send them (Professors) a letter and actually SAY how much I appreciate their hard work, how much it makes my life easier!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 05 November 2009 02:12 PM
Interview with PO3C Jerik, Lotus Fleet Task Force

Where are you from:

Sunnyvale, Texas, USA

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

12 July 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

Favorite Series has to be TNG, no other is as great. My favorite Movie is Generations.

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Jean Luc Picard.  He was an inspiring leader, and always tried to resolve a conflict with words first, aggression second. He followed regulations to a fault, but would put them aside if a crewmembers safety was concerned.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

The Voyager. That little ship went through more hell than Dante, but persevered to get its crew home. A good mix of science and firepower helped it on its journey.

Favorite Star Trek character: 

Commander Riker. He is a young sometimes brash commander that isnít afraid to voice his opinion against an older senior officer. At times, his youth and perspective on situations would guide his commanding officer to a decision with a better outcome than the alternative.

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

Has got to be the original series uniforms. Those things always seemed to just rip right off of Kirk!

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

Hmmm. I guess the only person I have that much of a problem with is Wesley. He is the classic "Iím too smart for my own good" character. Not that him being smart was the problem, but his lack of maturity and understanding of adult responsibilities made it hard for him to fit in to the strict Starfleet atmosphere.

What is the story behind your name:

Jerik came from Jericho, the old city that god crushed with his wrath. I chose it because even if you donít believe in religion per se, itís always good to respect something with power, be it man, machine, or entity.

Do you participate in Role Play:

I do not, only because Iím often intimidated by others experience and my lack of.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet:

The chain of command is pretty well established. Officers usually donít have the high and mighty attitude one usually finds in guilds like these. Sometimes it is difficult to find the right officer for a certain situation, but everyone is more than happy to help point you in the right direction.

How do you spend your time in the Fleet:

For most of my time here I was a cadet trying to get through the academy because of time restrictions, and I just recently graduated. I try to find topics of interest and throw in my opinion wherever appropriate. Also trying to get to know members through the shoutbox.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Iím actually quite impressed with the current setup given the amount of members. I am having a problem getting my team speak to work correctly, a big deal when trying to get points for promotions.

Do you have any siblings:

Yes, an older brother by 5 years or so.  Also a huge Star Trek fan. He got me into the whole thing by making me watch Voyager when I was growing up.

Does he share your interest in Star Trek:

Oh ya, he and my dad stayed home with me as a baby while TNG was first premiering. It was allll downhill from there.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:


I kept hearing about your academy from all over the forums. It is literally the infamy of all other fleets. I was a skeptic who decided to check it out for laughs, found my way to the extensive forums and large ACTIVE member list and was registered within minutes. Great members, awesome setup. Truly a Star Trek Fleet.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Lotus Fleet means many things to me. Itís a place to share ideas and form new friends with similar interests. I can always expect to get the most up to date info on STO, and am amazed by others knowledge about Star Trek. And I also enjoy the idea of being a Starfleet officer in the 21'st century.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Hopefully, I see the Fleet as the largest fleet within STO, and also one of the Biggest Star Trek fan sites on the web. Even if STO bombs, I can still see Lotus Fleet staying around as a big part of the Star Trek community.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

I see myself as still a part of the fleet, graduated from college and on my way to Law school. A little older, a little wiser, but hopefully the same person I am today.

Biggest fear/phobia:

I am actually afraid of heights. This is weird considering I have my pilotís license. I can fly a plane all day long with no trouble, but put me in a building on floor 6 and higher and I start freaking out.

Your passion in life:

I am passionate about society and the rules that people impose upon themselves. There can be no society without order, and no order without law. Understanding how people work with each other and how societies decide to protect themselves is amazingly interesting to me, and this is why I intend to attend law school in the next few years.

Highlight in your life:

Definitely when I traveled to Japan and stayed with a family. It was so exhilarating to be among different culture and language. Just imagine how different all of the English speaking countries are, and multiply that by 1000! Living with another culture and learning how they live can cast perspective on yourself, and that definitely happened to me.

One thing nobody knows about you:


I have my tongue pierced. Most people wouldnít expect that from a Star Trek fan.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Young, intelligent, outgoing, but hot-headed.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Just go for it!

Advice for new members:

Donít be overwhelmed! With the academy, extensive forums and chain of command, Lotus Fleet can be a bit daunting at first. Just relax, explore, and ease into it. After all, youíre surrounded by Star Trek fans like yourself!

What is your definition of Leadership:

Leadership is leading a group through experience and knowledge. You cannot lead from behind, so the best leader is the one out on the front doing no less than he/she is asking of his followers.

Define Communication:

The accurate and successful exchanging/distribution of information from an informed source to those whom want the information or would benefit from it.

Did you ever experience bad and/or rude attitudes/reactions to comments and opinions you made?

No, actually whenever Iím incorrect about something people arenít like " your wrong you *&%$@#@$#^" Iíve had that happen before elsewhere. People here are very respectful.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 06 November 2009 11:47 AM
Boo!  are you happy now?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 06 November 2009 11:49 AM
Interview with Commander Kyran Calderwood, Graphics Artist Lotus Fleet

Where are you from:

Northampton, England

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

27 January 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie: 

Series: Voyager
Movie: First Contact
Ooodles of awesomeness there.

Favorite Star Trek Captain: 


Janeway, Though Picards' a very close second, what can I say Tough Chicks are wesome.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Galaxy class, sheís a thing of beauty for something that size

Favorite Star Trek character:

Hmm, it would have to be either Data or Jadzia Dax, Data - Sheer hilarity at times, Brent played the part really well, and the laugh from that Q episode, Jadzia - Flirty, Smart and always up for a laugh, I was sad she was killed, but her 6 season run was amazing!

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

First Contact/DS9 - The simple black and gray with a highlight of color, shows a time of war but still a little bit of the peaceful side of the fed.

What makes you a Trekkie:

It would have to be the ongoing idea that this could be the outlook of our future, and I'm sure I haven't watched every episode yet!, so although its over it'll still be new to me.

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:
   
Letís see:  TNG: Wesley. DS9: Rom. Voy: Kes/Neelix - Yes both of them. ENT: The Maco leader guy (forgot his name) the one that was a jerk to Reed. TOS: Harry Mudd.
That would be a large shuttle :D

What is the story behind your name:

Itís my real life last name, yet everyone tries to shorten it, itís said as Colderwood, but when you say Cal or Calder, you say it with an "A", which is rather insulting to my heritage.

What is your position in the Fleet:

Chief Fleet graphics artist, Commander

Do you participate in Role Play:   

Yep, you speaking with Lieutenant Calderwood Kyran, Bajoran Chief engineer of the finest ship in the fleet, the USS Alsea, and yes i crashed it into a planet!

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet: 

Itís a shiny pretty chain?  Itís a pretty well structured chain. Youíre always informed as to who's where and who's there to help you, and a lot of the time the person helping you is extremely friendly.

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

I spend it at warp 9.995, getting projects and new developments sorted and organized along with the rest of my department, making sure the processes are smoothed out and everyone knows how to do it with little or no difficulty.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Not at this moment in time :)

Do you have any siblings:

Yes one older brother.

Does he share your interest in Star Trek:

Nope.

If you have a question, or have doubts or issues, where would you take it:

Spawnner, who is the Executive officer of Operations division, thatís if itís a Ops related thing. If itís a general question like "Oh where can I get this..." or something I would either ask one of the many fine officers in the fleet or the shoutbox.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

I was walking down the street and then the next thing i knew I was being abducted in a shuttle craft :D *he says still chained to the desk*

Actually it started near the end of December 08, I was thinking I might wanna look into getting into a fleet for STO, and I looked around and LF had the most promise for me, whilst in there a contest for new signatures was held and onward from there I became and LF Graphics artist.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Lotus fleet to me means a lot, itís like one large family under one Starbase, we have our lovely mummy, and the admirals although their not blood related they seem like brothers and sisters at time, and we all get on well meeting new people who also enjoy Star Trek.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Developing diplomatic channels with in STO and being one of the finest fleets in the game, patrolling the new neutral zone and kicking Klingon aft while the science ships explore new worlds and we expand even further on our forums.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Still working for Lotus Fleet and enjoying the game to its fullest, oh and being a professional panda breeder.

Biggest fear/phobia:

Dying alone .___.

Your passion in life:

Graphical design, art and CGI.  Itís what I live for, I live to make the world again in my work.

Highlight in your life:

Err the announcement that this game is back on?!, I heard about it a week before Perpetual lost the IP.

One thing nobody knows about you:


I'm actually partially blind in one eye, Weird that I'm a graphics artist eh?  Most things in that eye is a blur.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Polite, Artistic, understanding, Cuddly, All-around-Nice-guy :D

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:


Never. Grow. UP.

Youíre never too old to enjoy anything!

Advice for new members:

Ask questions in the shoutbox, Call me by my full name or else, just try being polite, and we'll be able to help you 9/10 times!

Your definition of Leadership:

Admiral Nova, The way he runs the show is amazing, he always knows what to do and say, or able to offer a compromise when needed.

Define Communication:


Always there for one another, and able to answer questions for when need be.
Title: Re: =/\\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 09 November 2009 02:16 PM
"Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human
being living humanely is like. She is a person who
understands, values and develops her body, finding it
beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to
take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change
when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to
accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of
the old that is still useful and discarding what is not."
 
-- Virginia Satir

Post Merge: 10 November 2009 10:10 AM
Interview with Captain Reafis, Fleet Activities Director Lotus Fleet

Where are you from:

A small village near Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

30th January 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Favorite Series is DS9 and favorite move is the Wrath of Kahn.

Favorite Star Trek Captain:

Hmm tough one, I'd say Sisko. Because whilst he's still a traditional Starfleet captain and happier resolving conflicts he is also one hell of a strategist plus he's also a religious icon which must be a heck of a thing to live with but somehow he juggles all that and still raises his son on his own.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Strangely the Miranda class (seen in Wrath of Kahn) because itís different to most other ships. Itís a good design and itís gone on longer than even the constitution class, as it appeared in DS9's final battles.

Favorite Star Trek character: 

Elim Garek definitely, because he's incredibly intelligent, devious and sarcastic but at the same time he's an outcast and very likeable compared to most Cardassians.

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The older style seen from Wrath of Kahn onwards right up until generations. Its soo much smarter than any other uniform and fitting of the ships that the people wearing it are on. Even the non-officer uniforms are smarter than anything modern.

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

Hmm.. Probably Data (controversial) because ever since the latter seasons of the TNG and ALL the movies, Data was too much a central character. Other good ones like Geordi, Riker and Worf are sidelined for parts that donít always fit who they were.

What is the story behind your name:


Reafis is the surname to Jarrel Reafis, a 5 year veteran of the MMO Starwars Galaxies. Itís a name I just came up with, it doesnít have an origin as such except my imagination. I've used it a lot over the years and itís become my internet alter ego.

Do you participate in Role Play:

I have participated in role play aboard the USS McKenzie (Science Officer) and Starbase 10 (Captain) I am currently the Fleet Activities Director doubling as the RP Admin who has the responsibility of driving the RP, Improving it, making it fun and maintaining the rules that go with it. I am currently working on a "movie mission" for all the ships which I hope to launch soon (after approval). All other details on that are secret.

What is your position in Lotus Fleet:

My current position is Fleet Activities Director with the rank of Captain. I run events, so I liaise with the coordinators to organize various types of events, both gaming and non gaming to ensure we are running events both within the fleet and outside between other fleets. I also double as the RP Administrator, whose duties include maintaining the RP Ships crews, novelizing their missions, liaising with the RP Captains, ensuring members are rewarded for missions, improving the RP, dealing with issues and many many more things.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet:
 

The Chain of Command works really well in Lotus Fleet. Even if your direct superior isnít available or on leave you can always contact the next person up the chain. LF Officers in any division are always willing to listen to your ideas and questions. Itís what sets us aside from most other "guilds".

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

Well, aside from general shout box amusement, I hang out in team speak (when I can) I play with a few in Champions Online and I have played a lot of Armada 2 and BC With members in the past and baiting a certain Klingon Woman with chocolate.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

No I donít think so, it seems to work very well at the moment. In the RP Admin I would like to sort out the grey area on inactive RPers who arenít on leave, but thatís something I will discuss within the FAD soon. RP Wise I am making my own changes, so watch this space for new things coming soon!

Do you have any siblings:

Yes I have a younger brother who's finished University and now lives away.

Does he share your interest in Star Trek:

To an extent yeah, but he's more into some star trek gaming particularly the sublime if buggy Birth of the Federation.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

The community, pure and simple. A lot of great and amusing people. And Andorian female twins :D.  I stumbled across Lotus Fleet from discovering Hailing Frequencies. I followed the link and was amazed at the Academy. After that I was drawn in big time.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Its more than just a guild, itís a group of really nice people who like Star Trek. A lot of good friends here and I canít wait to see the incredible things we'll do in STO. Itís more a community than a guild.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Hopefully above Quo'nos (Klingon Homeworld) negotiating a peace treaty with the Klingon Empire whilst helping rebuilt the Cardassian and Romulan Empire in STO.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

Hopefully serving in the Royal Navy as a submariner (hopefully still in Lotus Fleet as well, and as active as I can be).

Biggest fear/phobia:

Spiders for definite, used to hate heights and lightning but I donít have issue with either of those now. Spiders are not natural and are not from this planet I swear.

Your passion in life:

Helping others as much as I can and making people laugh.

Highlight in your life:

Having great parents who are a great laugh but supportive at the same time.

One thing nobody knows about you:

I have a big interest in UFOs, the paranormal and ancient history.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Sarcastic, humorous, witty, intelligent and helpful.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:   

A quote from Grand Admiral Thrawn (The greatest Star Wars character ever) "An error is not a mistake till you refuse to correct it".

Advice for new members:

Donít feed the Klingon.  And always be yourself, never be afraid to ask what you think is a stupid question.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Ellif on 13 November 2009 12:13 PM
Leadership is like parenthood: encourage, support, nurture and lay down clear boundaries. Give them an example to look up to but never out of reach. Always be ready to listen and advise but never make the choices for them.

Above all else, never turn your back on them, and never fail to respect them
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 13 November 2009 09:20 PM

"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of
holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to
an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to
abolish misery from their future and crimes from society."
 
-- Benjamin Franklin
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Jatal Khyron on 14 November 2009 12:38 AM
Well, if we're throwing around quotes, here's one for you:

'An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.'
-Orlando A. Battista
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 14 November 2009 08:55 AM

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all
different in the way we perceive the world and use this
understanding as a guide to our communication with others."
 
-- Tony Robbins

Good one Jatal! :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 16 November 2009 07:39 PM
Interview with Chief Petty Officer Drakxii, Lotus Fleet Task Force

Where are you from:

DFW(Dallas/Fort Worth) Area, Texas, United States

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

04 May 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

Voyager and First contact

Favorite Star Trek Captain: 

Janeway, though it's a close call. Well all captains have there good points I just like Janeways' command style.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Ship Class?  Nebula.

Favorite Star Trek character:

I would Say Commander Tucker.  Ah, I always liked the engineers and he is favorite of the bunch.

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The uniforms of the 29th century in the Voyager episode Relativity.

What about Star Trek makes you a Trekkie:

The ships.  For me it's the crews working together to fix problems rarely in the shows is it just one person fixing what ever happened.  This is a nice change from most of the shows on TV.

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

Odo.  Hard to say but out of the main characters of ST I like him the least and sometimes his motives just seemed random to me.

What is the story behind your name:

Well Drakxii comes from Drake a name I always liked but it was really hard to get in MMOs so when I started to play AoC I was going to play the romanish people so I changed the e to xii to make it more romanish.  For O'Conner I wanted my character to Irish so just made up Irish name.

Do you participate in Role Play:

Yes, as Lt.  Michael O'Conner Chief Engineer of the USS Spectre.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet:
 

I like it, it was one of the reasons I joined Lotus fleet it nice a deep without being over complex or overbearing.

How do you spend your time within the Fleet:

Mostly talking on the chatbox, lurking the forums and doing fleet role playing.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Not since the task forces were combined in to one group.

Do you have any siblings: 

No

If you have a question, or have doubts or issues, where would you take it:


Well first I would ask in the shoutbox and then I would go to CO, which would be Markas Ra... something.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:


Well like I said before the command structure mostly and the fact that it had role-playing and was only for STO and not other MMOS too.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:


A fun bunch a people that I will enjoy STO with.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:

Well hopefully as a strong force in whatever STO had became.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

No idea.

Biggest fear/phobia:

Tight spaces.

Your passion in life:


Learning new things.

Highlight in your life:

I am not really old enough to have a highlight, my life isn't nearly done yet.

One thing nobody knows about you:

Nothing really I a pretty open person.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Helpful, friendly, witty, smart, silly.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

Well my favorite quote is the one in my sig; ĎNever tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.í - George S. Patton

Advice for new members:

Donít be scared to ask questions or of Storm.

Your definition of Leadership:

Well leadership is what lets let's a group of people be more than the sum of the members.

Define Communication:

The ability to get your intended message across.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Tatanial Kayhon on 20 November 2009 03:27 PM
You and your wonderful interviews Storm ^_^ Hi everyone XD ^_^
oo we're doing quotes

"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."-His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 20 November 2009 03:33 PM
Interview with PO2C Hellfighter, Lotus Fleet Task Force

Where are you from:

Exeter California

When did you join Lotus Fleet:

16 August 2009

Favorite Star Trek series and/or movie:

STTNG Star trek the motion picture.

Favorite Star Trek Captain: 


James T Kirk.  He got the ladies LOL nope sorry he was the 1st cool guy and space and got all the lovely ladies.

Favorite Star Trek ship:

Galaxy class.

Favorite Star Trek character:

Scotty.  Cuzz no matter what was wrong he could fix it with a paper clip and a roll of duct tape.

Favorite Star Trek uniforms:

The style they used in the second and 3rd trek movie.

Which actor/character would you kick out of Star Trek:

Weasly Crusher.

What is the story behind your name:

Hellfighter is the name of a movie starring John Wayne. In the movie he ran a business of which he put out oil well fires.  Cuz for 24 year I was a firefighter/EMT.

Do you participate in Role Play:

I have yet in Lotus Fleet but in Second Life I was into RP's both in Star trek and firefighting. Am a part of the Hazard team now so am getting back into it.

Give us your opinion of the Chain of Command in Lotus Fleet: 


The command structure is solid it is almost a mirror of the one used in my old dept California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

How do you spend your time in the Fleet:

Right now I read the threads and give my opinions and meet the people of LF.

Is there anything you would like to change in the current structure:

Havenít found too much yet only thing I can think of is sometimes in replies to threads people get off topic and then they can hurt people or start trouble.

Have you encountered rude behavior and answers when you ask a question, or lift your opinion:

Only thing I have seen is I posted a thread and it was removed with no reason told to me on why it was removed. It was in Ten Forward and it was on reactivating Win XP without having to check in with Microsoft. I mean if I broke the rules I would like to know what so not to do it again.

Do you have any siblings: 


Yes I have an older sister and an older brother  I am the baby of the family.

Do they share your interest in Star Trek:

My brother does and he is a master role player not too sure about my sister though.

What has drawn you to Lotus Fleet:

LF had a good feel about while I was in the academy and was looking for a large group to get into STO with.  Found the site on HF.

What does Lotus Fleet mean to you:

Team work fun hard work and family.

Where do you see Lotus Fleet in five years:


Well if I have anything to do with it I hope to see them expanded into Second Life and becoming the #1 group in the US.

Where do you see yourself in five years:

   
I will be a captain in Starfleet and in charge of ship combat training and will be freezing my butt off in the UK. Owning my own computer shop and cyber cafe in the UK, cuz my girl is in the UK.

Biggest fear/phobia:


I have a fear of fire and big cities.

Your passion in life:

Saving someoneís life or helping them out weighs my fear.  Being the best person I can be weather a firefighter or just a human being.

Highlight in your life:   

Fire academy  my 1st marriage, my 1st divorce LOL  strolling the desks of a WW2 aircraft carrier.

One thing nobody knows about you:


Scared to death about this move to Boston in 10 days.

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Tall chubby geek ugly.....will this work LOL oh and retired LOL.

Do you have a motto? A quote, to share:

All Gave Some....... Some Gave All.

Advice for new members:

Stick with what you believe to be true and you wonít go down the path of the dark side.

What is your definition of Leadership:

Teaching others to be no less than the best they can be.

Define good Communication:

Being clear and to the point.
Title: Lotus Fleet, looking for a few good Officers!
Post by: Nova on 27 December 2009 10:06 PM
Looking to play STO?

Looking to have fun with a Fleet that has a members first attitude by taking every opportunity to create fun and exciting resources for its members.

How about a Fleet that has a community recognized and respected academy that isn't only available to its own members but the entire Star Trek Community.

Upon graduation you will even receive your very own customized Lotus Fleet Diploma!

Head over to Lotus Fleet and Join up today in preparation for STO, A Fleet that is prepared for everything STO has to throw at us, within a array of resources, and a world wide community of Star Fleet Officers living in the 21st century!

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Tom Wallace on 27 December 2009 10:12 PM
Just registered and thought i would say hello
Title: Lotus Fleet: Waiting for an STO beta Key?
Post by: Nova on 27 December 2009 10:14 PM
If your waiting for an STO beta key, or your just wishing that February 2nd would come sooner...help the time pass faster and brush up on your Star Trek Knowledge by earning a Degree in one of 4 majors (Science, Tactical/security, Engineering, Medical)from Lotus Fleet Academy.

Note: Membership to Lotus Fleet is not required and Lotus Fleet Academy is a free resources to the entire Star Trek Community!

www.LotusFleet.com/CUI (http://www.LotusFleet.com/CUI)

www.LotusFleet.com (http://www.LotusFleet.com)
Title: Lotus Fleet: State of the Fleet Address
Post by: Nova on 27 December 2009 10:19 PM
To: Lotus Fleet

From: Office of the Fleet Admiral

Subject: State of the Fleet Address Quarter 4 2009


ďThe more you sweat in peacetime, the less you bleed during war.Ē

These words come from an unknown Chinese proverb, and are what truly embodies the current state of affairs within Lotus Fleet as we prepare for STO and beyond. At this very point in time, hundreds if not thousands of people around the world are awaiting to play a game that has been more then 5 years in the making. Even fewer around the world are actually preparing, and almost no guild is as prepared as Lotus Fleet will be when STO hits store shelves on February 2nd 2010.

The amount of work and innovation that has been put into Lotus Fleet has been not only humbling by virtue of the hardworking men and woman that currently serve under my command but is even more astounding is the love and dedication that our members have for Lotus Fleet. Something of which the Fleet Officers and I speak about regularly, when you take into account the number of people that have to coordinate their efforts, their time, their social and cultural differences then you see what has been applied in just two years to Lotus Fleet, its amazing to think that we are only now taking our first steps into a world that we all know so well through the shows and movies we love so much.

Today Star Trek as a whole is not necessarily in a state of flux but more so in a state of evolutionary change, with the successful release of ďStar TrekĒ by JJ Abrams and the nomination of Cryptic Studios Most Anticipated MMO, Star Trek Online, those of us who have grown up with the franchise, whether it be from the original series era or the next generation era, now have to look forward to a new generation of Star Trek fans coming into our universe. Now what does this truly mean to those of us who have lived and breathed Star Trek for so long? Well in short we must remember to be tolerant of this new generation of fans only from the stand point that while Star Trek XI was a good movie what it lacked was the essence or soul of Star Trek, The same will likely be true about Star Trek Online and while neither of those two forms of Star Trek are necessarily bad or misrepresent Trek in anyway, what we must remember is that these new fans will need time to grow and learn about Trek in all of its intricacies and as true fans of the franchise its our duty and responsibility to ensure that, that message is carried forward not only in our attitudes but also in our actions that a future for humanity is one in which petty difference no longer separate us but rather bound us together in such a way that we are fueled by the passion of improving Humanity for a better future and a better way of life for all equally.

As Lotus Fleet members it is vitally important that while during this time, our STO members are gearing up for battle that our Non-STO members remember that Lotus Fleet is more then just a guild or a social network and that we all share in an experience that has and will change each of use in such a way that will have an impact on this world regardless of how small or how little it is.

NowÖtruth be told, I recognize that there is a difference between our aspirations for the future where humanity works together to improve its way of life and knowledge and the realities of today, and as a result will this Fleets leadership always meet the expectations of everyone, in short NOÖWill everyone be happy with every decision that is ever madeÖ.Again NO, however is it a good practice and good leadership for the Fleets Command Staff to run to the Lotus Fleet community and involve them in every point of contention or issueÖNO, It is my Job and the Job of Lotus Fleets Fleet Officers to work to make Lotus Fleet as fun and enjoyable of an experience as possible and in so doing we work tirelessly to ensure that Lotus Fleet remains a low drama, highly productive and enjoyable environment for all to enjoy even at the expense of our own enjoyment. That being said each of you have grown together and worked closely with other members that you would now consider close friends, and yes its true that in the last couple of months we have had to refer a number of individuals to the Lotus Fleet Judge Advocate General, and as a result, some individuals due to their actions have been removed from the Fleet and others have had disciplinary actions taken upon them. However please recognize that the progression through Lotus Fleet is not and should not always be met with upward mobility and that there are in fact consequences to actions that violate our code of conduct but this type of progression should not be viewed as being negative in that just because you have moved down in rank, does not mean that you can not recover and become better or more knowledgeable then what you once where. Take for example James Kirk who at one point held the rank of Admiral, due to his actions was reduced in rank to Captain, as result he did not retire, or leave Starfleet he accepted his punishment and went on to be come very likely an even greater man later on.


Now itís easy to look at these situations with blinders on and say that the leadership of the fleet is horrible and that your friend was treated unfairly. However, please remember that Lotus Fleets leadership out of respect for our community and the privacy and protection from embarrassment of those members, we will NEVER divulge or discredit any members who have experienced our judicial system, and as a result this may lead many members to assume or create thoughts of mistreatment in their head, and for that I offer no apology, however I will ask that in developing this Fleets policies and proceduresÖwe have a system in place that is strong, fair, consistent and stable. As a result I would also like to remind everyone that while the prime directive is Starfleetís number 1 governing policy, As is the CoC for Lotus Fleet, and I even hold myself to that standard, as such the JAG Office is an independent operating body that can not and will not be swayed in any direction other then that of fact, truth, and to uphold the Fleets Code of Conduct in a fair and respectful manner. As members we hold this high standard in order to maintain our composure and order within the Fleet in the face of adversity and conflict, and at times when your closest friends fall upon troublesome times its hard to standby and let these courses of action take place without becoming emotional, However as this Fleets Commanding Officer and someone who believes in each of you, believes in a better future for all of us, and believes in Lotus Fleet with every fiber of my body, I hope that you all will maturely and respectfully understand and trust in our JAG as well as this Fleets leadership to drive the Fleet in a direction that benefits all of us and as such is the reason why this Fleet is designed with a militaristic structure and a pyramid like progression and will not ever be a democracy. That does not however mean that we are blind or unwilling to hear proposals or suggestions from our members about the direction of the Fleet, however there should also not be any expectation of us to immediately accept or implement those suggestions as well as there is a process in which all things must be considered when dealing with so many members and such a large group of dedicated fans.


As we begin to close out the year of 2009 and begin looking forward to 2010, I look back on our Fleet and see one that has begun to emerge from its infancy and take some of its first steps into adolescence, and as we as a group of Lotus Fleet Enlisted members, Officers and Staff Officers, as well as Fleet Officers, move into 2010 we must be cautious and conservative in order to best ensure the continued growth and success of this fine Fleet. 2010 may hold as many emotional surprises regarding the Star Trek franchise then any other year our generation has experienced and as a result I have a few predictions that I would like to share with all of youÖFirst one being and quite obviously Lotus Fleet will be present and standing proud come Feb 2nd 2010 when STO launches and we can begin exploring a new chapter in the Star Trek Franchise, and by virtue of technology this will allow us as fans the ability to explore the far reaches of Crypticís imagination as well as allow us to live within the Star Trek universe. In addition to this release I also predict that an announcement of a new movie will be coming carrying forward the success of Star Trek XI, and quite possibly confirmation towards the end of 2010 the announcement of a New TV Show.

Time will only tell however these are my hopes for the next year and we will see how close I was.

I would like to wish everyone in all countries that they have a safe and wonderful holiday and I hope that each of you continue to work and help Lotus Fleet grow and evolve into an experience that truly embodies us as individuals being Starfleet Officers in the 21st Century.

And in keeping with one of my favorite quotes in history, I give the order to Lotus Fleet

All Hands!

Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead!

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801 Ė 1870)


Thank you all have see you on Lotus Fleet 2nd Birthday (Jan 1st 2010)

Fleet Admiral Nova
Commanding Officer
Lotus Fleet
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Genex on 28 December 2009 12:01 AM
Evening Fellow fleeters, Just reminding you guys that when 2010 comes around Graphics will have something amazing in store
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Devem on 28 December 2009 01:35 AM
Louts Fleet ~ An Observation  :startrek087:


Being a Star Trek fan for as long as I can remember, I was extremely excited several years ago about hearing about Star Trek Online. I have been looking forward to this coming February, when the game goes live, for a long time. Also, I have been playing MMOs for nearly 6 years. Everything you can thing ofÖfrom Everquest I & II, Matrix Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Sword of the New World, CoH, CoV, Champions, and many more. In each one of these I have had a strong guild that supported its members. Guilds that would watch over new recruits and all the while allowing members to grow and explore on their own. This was the especially the case in SWG, MXO, and LOTRO.

When Star Trek Online was becoming a reality, I set about looking for a guild that would be as supportive and cool as the ones I had known in other MMOs. And, I found one, Lotus Fleet! It was just what the preverbal ďDoctorĒ ordered! My Fleet experience started with a crash course in Lotus Fleet Starfleet Academy! What a great way to immerse yourself in Star Trek knowledge and lore. After The Academy I joined the Fleet as a full member and have enjoyed it everyday since then.  I have seen nothing but great attitudes, laughs, Star Trek fandom, and gaming expertise, with no drama!

If you find that after checking out our website ( http://www.lotusfleet.com/ (http://www.lotusfleet.com/) ) that you are interested our Fleet. Please give a PM and I will be more than happy to assist you in anyway I can.

We are a great group of guys and gals (a lot of us are seasoned gamers) that have tons of experience with MMOs and a love of Star Trek.

I look forward to meeting you all!

Devem
:startrek078:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Nova on 28 December 2009 01:24 PM
great testimonial and thank you very much for your words Devem
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Genex on 28 December 2009 10:48 PM
we should have a few things in the works for you lovely Hailing frequency fans
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Devem on 01 January 2010 04:53 PM
we should have a few things in the works for you lovely Hailing frequency fans

Definitely looking forward to it!  :startrek080:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 09 January 2010 03:34 PM
It's alive! :D Has been a long time since I visited here. :)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: {TNF} Yuri on 10 January 2010 06:46 AM
Greetings Lotus Fleet,


I would like to extend the same invite to you as I have to the 9th fleet and invite you to come join a Federation alliance that hopes to run large scale tactical battles with the use of TS3 and a 512 man server. If you have any interest in becoming a part of something that might even one day be historic to STO please contact us as soon as possible. My email and msn are knightf3@gmail.com and my profile has further avenues should you need them to contact me.


Thanks for your time,



Fleet Admiral Yuri, Commanding
{The New Federation}
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 14 January 2010 03:18 PM

"If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we
would literally astound ourselves."
 
-- Thomas Edison
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 15 February 2011 10:34 PM
 WOW!

 Didn't even realize this was here ... and I've been in the Fleet for months now!

 Anyway, just an update then on the happenings over at Star Base 10. Four of the five Role Play ships are currently running, all tied to a base plot line involving something out in space called the Azimuth Horizon. And it is wreaking havoc with every system and ship  it encounters.

 There are also many ominous events occurring in the Dark Reflections mirror universe role play,, and if I may say so myself, the independent trader David Rogers has a strangle hold over the entire Alpha and Beta quadrants.

 And, not to be outdone, the Star Wars role play is surging along nicely.

 But the pinnacle of our efforts is displayed in the gathering of members who help each other out in the Star Trek Online feature episode Cloaked Intentions.
  Episode 2 has garnered some intense 'it's okay' comments ... all the way to 'i hate ground combat' comments. But even those will jump in and help out their fellow Fleet mates.

 If I were me, I would head over to the Lotus Fleet forums and check all this stuff out!  :startrek061:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 24 July 2011 06:22 PM
My old stomping grounds! Awesome to see here is still movement. Love it!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 28 July 2011 02:09 PM
A New XO for Lotus Fleet Command Division

This morning Rear Admiral Jae Onasi announced her new XO.

Here is what she said:

Quote
Congratulations to Rear Admiral Jureth!

I wanted to announce that Jureth has been promoted to the XO position in Command Division and the rank of Rear Admiral!

I was blessed to have 3 outstanding applicants for the position, and all of them would have been great in the post. When they applied, it meant answering a long list of questions and then doing an interview. All three had thoughtful, insightful, and constructive comments. It made choosing someone astoundingly difficult!

What this means now is that the Communications post that Jureth held prior to his appointment is now open. Other shifts may occur as we work to fill department openings. We hope you'll be patient as we adjust. If you are interested in Command division positions, please feel free to apply!

Thank you again to all three people who applied, and for working so darned hard at making my decision so darned difficult. You are all true gems in this fleet.

Congratulations once again to Adm. Jureth!


Read all about in here: http://www.lotusfleet.com/forums/showthread.php?p=58543#post58543 (http://www.lotusfleet.com/forums/showthread.php?p=58543#post58543)

Congratulations Jureth!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 29 July 2011 12:25 PM
 I second that opinion Storm.

 Jureth will bring his awesomeness over from the newsletter and into Command Division.


Congratulations Admiral Jureth.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 01 August 2011 02:35 PM
...and I took over from Admiral Jureth as Communications Director! WOOHEE! :D
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 01 August 2011 02:51 PM
So whats happening over at Lotus Fleet these days?  Are Nova, Athos, and the rest of the old gang still around?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 02 August 2011 01:25 AM
 Why yes they are Zach...still leading the pack, so to speak!!

 Events have been occurring in-game with weekly Fleet STF's happening, as well as a couple of attempts on the Crystalline Entity.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: MichaelJTritter on 03 August 2011 05:00 PM
Just throwing myself into the fray and introducing myself.

I'm Michael Tritter, I'm the recruiter type for the Fleet and I look forward to meeting you all.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 03 August 2011 11:07 PM
 It would seem that Fleet Captain Storm Windfall and Lieutenant-Commander Michael J Tritter have found my relaxation destination here on the UFP DevilFish.

Perhaps I should escort them down to 'my' galley and prepare them a special dish!  :startrek091:

LOL! Welcome to Hailing Frequency Lieutenant-Commander. Your late!!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: MichaelJTritter on 06 August 2011 02:21 PM
LOL Thanks Blzbub!

And yes, apparently I am late, whoops!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 01 October 2011 02:33 PM
Haven't been here for a while. :) I should come visit more often.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 02 October 2011 07:20 PM
 :startrek060:

 If I have to, I will keep you here at gun point Fleet Captain!!

 The Resurrection of Icarus RP has begun at Lotus Fleet. Those interested should wander in to the RP forums and check it out. The proposed mission is as a ferry to take ambassadors to the Romulan peace talks in the neutral zone. But, there are other's out there that may not enjoy the idea of peace.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 05 February 2012 02:42 AM
 So, as an (un-official) liason here from Lotus Fleet, I thought it incumbent to update the fleet's status.

 Fleet admiral Nova and Lotus Fleet Xo, Admiral Athos, have stepped down due to RL commitments. In the interim, Lotus Fleet has moved, but the links still re-direct to the new forums site. We also have a temporary RP posting site and this is where our main role play will be continued on until a new host can be found.

 Also, the (in)famous Lotus Fleet Academy is currently in a state of limbo until appropriate hosting can be located for it.

 However, I must reiterate that Lotus Fleet is still active under the new interim Admiralty, and many of our members are still doing weekly forays into Star Trek Online, and also in that other new MMO that is counter indicitive of STO ... namely SW:TOR.  :startrek008:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 19 March 2012 02:50 AM
 Be afraid. Be very afraid!

 Part 4 of the Azimuth Horizon crusade has kicked off in the Lotus Fleet fleet action role play, found here: http://evshell.afraid.org:88/rp/ (http://evshell.afraid.org:88/rp/)

 To start off, Fleet Captain Samji has gathered intel on an encroaching Romulan ship that appears to have Lotus Fleet's own Star Base 10 as it's target. Immediate launch of the USS Artemis and USS Alsea to intercept this massive Romulan ship has been ordered.

 The USS Spectre and USS Lotus are prepping for deployment as well toward the Klingon border to intercept possible incursions by the Klingon's against the Horizon anomaly and, in due course, the USS McKenzie will meet up with the USS Pittsburgh, under command of an old Lotus Fleet Fleet Commander, Speaker-of-Names, to counter-act the Horizons Children. These fanatics believe the anomaly is their 'god', and presume to allow it to cleanse the galaxy of all unworthy life.

 Be sure to tune in and follow our intrepid federation crew's as they continue the fight to save the Federation and the galaxy.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 01 April 2012 08:35 AM
  Lotus Fleet; Azimuth Horizon Role Play update: http://evshell.afraid.org:88/rp/ (http://evshell.afraid.org:88/rp/)

10 ships of Lotus Fleet are now deployed to combat the unique and dangerous Azimuth Horizon anomaly, and the various factions that have their own agendas surrounding this potential galaxy devouring phenomena.

 The flagship of Lotus Fleet, the Intrepid class ship USS lotus, with Captain Vir'ell Gould commanding, has left Star Base 10 with the Akira class vessel USS Spectre under command of Captain Daniel Summers. They are headed toward the quadrant of the anomaly nearest the Klingon border. They will attempt to intercept any Klingon response to exploit the Azimuth Horizon while deploying the unique combat strategy being used to destroy or contain the anomaly.

 Swift and fast, the Defiant class ship USS McKenzie, under Captain Daniel Crist, has paired with the Lakota re-fit Excelsior class USS Republic. They are to rendezvous on the Federation side of the anomaly and begin containment, while also being ready to thwart the Horizon's Children. They are a rogue faction committed to allowing the Azimuth Horizon to destroy the galaxy and let it start anew.

The New Orleans class USS Pittsburgh and the Nebula class USS Wisconsin, under Captain Onia, are headed to the anomaly's Federation side to begin containment procedures.

Lotus Fleet's Nebula class academy ship USS Aurora, under command of Commodore Brigham, along with the USS Steamrunner with Captain Ramabai commanding, are poised on either side of Star Base 10, ready to help where ever needed.

 And last, but not least, the powerful Prometheus class ship USS Alsea with Acting Captain Rachele Rivers commanding, has paired up with the also powerful Ambassador class re-fit USS Artemis, under command of Captain Kheren. Their daunting task, before tackling the anomaly on the Romulan side of it, is to intercept the Romulan Scimitar class vessel Shavok. This deadly ship is on course for Star Base 10 with unknown intentions, but Star Fleet intelligence does not think the Romulans are dropping in for tea.

 Stay tuned!

 Because there is no way the Klingon's are going to sit back and not try to use the Azimuth Horizon for their own ends; The Horizons Children will invoke the name of their prophet as they die trying to use the anomaly for their own nefarious ends, and the Romulans will undoubtedly have more than one ship circling out there in order to thwart Lotus Fleet's attempt to save the galaxy.

The battle has begun!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 11 October 2012 04:17 PM

Lotus Fleet Role Play: http://evshell.afraid.org:88/rp/ (http://evshell.afraid.org:88/rp/)

Star Date: 87174

  The five ships of Lotus Fleet have been engaged in an attempt to stop the encroaching anomaly known as the Azimuth Horizon, an alternate  universe ĎBig-Bangí phenomena encroaching upon our universe through a  space-time wormhole. It threatens to destroy the galaxy if not contained  or destroyed. The fleet flagship USS lotus, Intrepid class, lead the operation along the horizon's attack at the anomalies third quadrant  nearer Klingon space, accompanied by the USS Spectre, Akira class. They met expected resistance from a Klingon dreadnought and three Birds of Prey intent on using the anomaly for their own ends, but the two Federation ships managed to outwit and destroy the four Klingon vessels to continue on toward their assignment to contain the anomaly.

 On  the far side from the Lotus and Spectre at the Azimuth Horizon's quadrant four, the USS McKenzie, Defiant class, and the Excelsior class USS Republic undertook their part of the containment mission. But they were intercepted by a fanatical group of religious zealots known as the  Horizon's Children, who worshiped the anomaly as the savior of the  universe that would set all back to a glorious tranquility that only they could fathom. Led by Lord General N'Eligahn, a lost Lotus Fleet  officer of some time, they attempted to stop the two Lotus fleet ships from interfering with their 'god'. The attempt failed however, when one of the Lord Generals disciples, persons subverted to the Children's cause, was retrieved by his longtime friend on board the McKenzie and the small Horizon's Children's fleet was repelled.

 Meanwhile, in quadrant one, Fleet Captain Samji had deployed his remaining fleet along the border of the anomalies side nearest Star Base ten, home of Lotus Fleet near the Hromi cluster. These included the USS Wisconsin, Nebula class and the USS Pittsburgh, New Orleans class. Included with these were the Lotus Fleet academy ship's; USS Aurora, Nebula class and USS Steamrunner.

 Not the least of the perils evident though; As at quadrant two of the anomaly nearer to Romulan space, the Prometheus class vessel USS Alsea  paired with the USS Artemis, Ambassador class, to undertake their part of the operation Azimuth Horizon containment. They meet with fierce  resistance from Romulan intrusions bent on destroying the anomaly.  During the fierce battles that ensued, communications with star base ten  were cut off but they managed to defeat the Romulan attempt against the  anomaly.

 After  sending the Alsea to investigate the disappearance of two unmanned relay shuttles, the unexpected appearance of an Undine vessel threw the Prometheus ship into a losing battle for survival until the timely arrival of the USS Spectre, which had picked up the Alseas' distress  call. The now doubled Lotus Fleet squadron now attempted to fight the Undine ship for control of the Azimuth Horizon's destiny.

 Back at the Artemis however, things did not go smoothly for long, as  the attempted containment procedures on the anomaly started to backfire  and cause a buildup of universe destroying eddies to coalesce into the  alternate universe, which could not be allowed. Coupled with the fact  that the weak interception of the Alsea distress call enacted a star fleet directive to lend assistance, the Artemis separated her bridge module and sent it to help the Alsea and Spectre.

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Jeff T on 13 October 2012 12:16 AM
 :startrek090: Greetings Star Trek community members! As XO of the Operations Division I just want to add an update to the Lotus Fleet status.

For the past few months tier 5 & 6 Flag Officers and administrators have been behind the scenes building a new Lotus Fleet website. This has been contemplated and discussed for a while now behind the scenes, but this process is finally underway. This undertaking is literally taking the effort of a fleet to make this mammoth transformation as successful and effective as we anticipate. When this site is completed, all of our temporarily fragmented aspects of the Fleet including the Forums, the Academy and RP will once again be merging and thriving under one roof. This new website will truly be a home customized specifically to meet our many needs.

We will also be searching for new members who thrive on the standards that Star Trek represents.  Please let us know in what way you as a past, current or perhaps potential member can offer your skills, interest, time, and effort once we arrive to our new home. Be a part of this history in the making!

The information below is condensed from a recent post from Fleet XO Admiral Kheren relating to the current status of the fleet in regards to this upcoming move.

ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Official announcement on required duties to be performed.

Admiralty CO and XO, Fleet Admiral Donaldson and Kheren, will start on delegating jobs and overseeing them for all the fleet while putting up on the upcoming website the Fleet Leave Notifications page, an STO Fleet Invitation Requests thread and the Chain of Command and Open Positions forum thread. Of course, the Fleet Admiral will also have to write the Welcome to the Fleet address (brief overview of what we offer and progression from Academy Cadet, to Officer, to participation in Roleplay and Events, to Volunteering by applying for a position) and I, as Fleet Executive Officer, will take care of the thread regarding Lotus Fleet Positions and Volunteering (How You Can Help the Fleet ).

Academy Division under Rear Admiral Crist and Academy XO Commodore Brigham is to be brought back up an reopened with the official activation of the new website. As soon as possible, the website's Academy Division forum section must have a Joining the Academy introductory thread up. Then, filling up a full staff of professors and deans should be worked on to ensure that the Lotus Fleet Academy, the pride of this community, is made available again not only to our currrent and future fleetmates but to the entire Star Trek community as it was before.

Command Division under Rear Admiral Jureth and Command XO Commodore BattleLion is to plan for both reactivating recruitement and retention processes and activities, be it in-game in STO proper and on the game forum as with the larger Trek community and within the pages of our own home, old and new. As a start, The Internal Fleet Discussion section on the new website needs a thread regarding Information For Recent Graduates (how to get promoted, promotion path, awards). Fleet Relations Officer Captain BLZBUB will of course involve himself with the planning and execution of recruitement and retention with his XO and CO while these will also start working on recruiting officers to complete or, if needed, renew their staff. A new website means a lot of work for media people to be sure and a prime opportunity to revive our newsletter and in-site activities. There is also a need to come up with new fleet awards for STO in-game accomplishments, something long overdue but that the current website could not support as well as the new one will.

Operations Division under Rear Admiral Joester and Operations XO Commodore Jeff T is to step up activity in both Events and Roleplaying and work on recruiting personnel to fill up the positions in Events and RP sections. Until new officers are found to assume the tasks, Commodore Jeff T will handle events. Captain Evshell will continue his excellent work with our RP, especially making the RP site more visible and easily accessible from our new home and revamping the whole RP department following the conclusion of the current epic fleet action story. In the short term is needed on the new website forum threads on Roleplay Information and Participating in Roleplay (formerly "RP 101") and the same for Events and Joining in Events, including event announcements and calendar. In addition, Captain Evshell has already volunteered to bring back online the Fleet Signature Generator and all fleet forms on the new website.

Fleet Advocate Office under Commodore Sainthill and Commodore Redding is to ensure all fleet legal ressources are made known and available to fleet members on the new website as soon as possible. Threads presenting the office itself and the services offered as well as the officers serving there are needed, along with forum rules, Code of Conduct and any relevant "legal" document and information about the fleet that should be put up in the Fleet Advocate Office section of the Fleet Headquarters division of the forum.

And of course, as before, all Officers may create an introductory thread for the new website regarding themselves and/or their position and responsibilities if they so choose, under the appropriate Division. However, all division command officers must start looking at ideally filling up their division but, in any case, ensure that at least all required jobs are done in a timely manner for our September timetable. COs also need to plan how they intend to manage promotion points for people they are responsible of, as promotion points will be reactivated with the reopening of the Academy. For the short term, all COs will also be responsible for the actual input of all required posts and threads on the new website until we open it's access to more officers beyond the admiralty at a later date.

All officers of Lotus Fleet, you are being called to duty. Although there is no urgency this time, there is still indeed a lot to be done as you can see and we want it done quickly but efficiently. If for any reason you believe that you can't step up to the task, please inform your commanding officer so that we may quickly find you either some help or a replacement and get the job done. The sooner we can complete our goals, the sooner our fleetmates will finally enjoy what Lotus Fleet truly is and wishes to be.

All this is being here announced so as to inform everyone how things currently stand and what is planned for the near future. Any fleet member wishing to help in this great undertaking, please contact by PM the appropriate officer responsible for the field you wish to help in. http://www.lotusfleet.org (http://www.lotusfleet.org)

(P.S. Thanks for BLZBUB for keeping this tread active and informing everyone about the activity going on in RP. Speacking of which, the current  Fleet Action will be finishing up soon, along with the Resurrection of Icarus story... so there will be positions available for ne RPers to join in un the upcoming season. Note: lots of interesting new things upcoming in RP as well!)

So... stay tuned for additional updates as the opening ceremonies for the new Lotus Fleet website draw closer to an official announcement date.

Jeff T
Commmodore
Operations XO
Lotus Fleet
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 13 October 2012 03:38 AM
 Thank you Commodore. This new home for Lotus Fleet will tie in nicely with the new fleet star base in Star Trek Online. Captain David Rogers and Admiral Kheren recently left some screen shots of Lotus Fleet's new star base currently under construction.

http://lotusfleet.enjin.com/forum/page/2/m/3524423/viewthread/3295615-starbase-ten-home-lotus-fleet (http://lotusfleet.enjin.com/forum/page/2/m/3524423/viewthread/3295615-starbase-ten-home-lotus-fleet)

(Go to page 2 for those SS's)

And yes, Captain Rogers had been into the Saurian brandy during a small 'event' in the ship's galley. All is well now.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 09 December 2012 05:11 PM
 Star Base 10, the home of Lotus Fleet has it's new forums up and running. Please feel free to stop by and visit us as we continue our trek through the Roddenberry universe.

http://www.lotusfleet.org/index.php (http://www.lotusfleet.org/index.php)

 Our Academy is up, but certain tweaks are still happening in order to allow guests to partake of this wonderful Lotus Fleet project. Once the all clear is given, guests will be encouraged to partake of the various courses offered.

 Also, once our internal Fleet role play is wrapped up, we shall be opening up new role play experiences within the new forums, so be sure to follow us in our epic journeys.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 14 January 2013 09:55 AM
 Lotus Fleet role play season 3 is wrapped up and sent for novelization. All that is left before we start a new season is to hold an awards and remembrance ceremony, live on our star base, in-game.
 Unlike last year where we needed to use the main hall at Earth spacedock, we will be using the new level 5 Lotus Fleet star base. We hope that this new venue will allow a robust gathering of our fleet members to enjoy the pomp and circumstance that we have tried to convey in our latter ceremonies at Earth. Needless to say, being a private function, one needs to be a Lotus Fleet member in-game to attend the star base.

 Season 4 will get underway within a week or so, as we need to replace the Flag ship, the USS Lotus, and replace or repair the four main RP ships destroyed or damaged in the last Azimuth Horizon fleet action RP.

  The USS Lotus will be gracefully retired, probably into the Academy Division, and her new replacement ...straight from the shipyards, has arrived and sits awaiting her commissioning into the Fleet as the new flagship.

 Gone is the USS Artemis, our stalwart Ambassador re-fit. She gave her life defending against a Romulan incursion AND completing containment of the Azimuth Horizon anomaly. She will be sorely missed.

The USS Alsea, Prometheus class, was literally everywhere at once. her three section's provided much needed protection to the Spectre and Lotus, and sustained heavy damage from Undine and Klingon forces while the latter two completed their containment.

 The USS McKenzie also sustained much damage, and barely limped back to the Hromi sector in one piece after rescuing a lost fleet member from the Horizon's Children.

 USS Spectre lost many fighters during the mission, and her captain sustained trauma injuries that will keep him in sick bay for some time. If not for DYCEP armor on her, the Spectre would not have survived the incursions of the Klingon forces. It remains to be seen if this great lady, an Akira class, will be able to remain in the fleet.

 So, be sure to visit Lotus Fleet and read the latest RP season when completed. Novelization of the previous seasons are available as well.

 We also look forward to accepting members into our academy, which is open to all ... no need to join Lotus Fleet to brush up on your Star Trek knowledge. Our dean, Admiral Crist is more than happy to meet you at the door and show you around.   :startrek072:

 We shall see you amongst the stars.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 10 February 2013 11:36 PM
 Lieutenant Hera, of Lotus Fleet (Command Division), has completed her first foundry mission ... "Klingon Skirmish".

 If you decide to try it out, please respond here with your thoughts and advice. I am sure she would appreciate any feed-back from experienced Foundry expert's.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 27 March 2013 01:31 AM
Lotus Fleet has wrapped up our 2nd season on role play on the site and are prepared to launch our season 3 RP. Follow us as we launch our brand new ships.

 Our new addition is the USS Horizon, a new design for Lotus Fleet; Lotus class.

  The crew:

Our second newest addition to Lotus Fleet is the USS Phoenix, Avenger Class.

  The crew:


Follow us as Star Base 10, under the command of  Fleet Captain Allen Samji, guides the USS Horizon and USS Phoenix toward their new destinies.


 Follow us as their indomitable crews seek out new frontiers and old enemies.


 Follow us ...


http://www.lotusfleet.org/rp/index.php/main/index (http://www.lotusfleet.org/rp/index.php/main/index)


http://www.lotusfleet.org/ (http://www.lotusfleet.org/)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Jeff T on 27 March 2013 03:14 PM
Thank you Captain BLZBUB for the continuing updates on Lotus Fleet and the upcoming new RP season.

These ships are now in space dock within our Starbase, the crews are readying their departments, and the ceremonious launches are about to commence.
Be there for all of this activity when it begins.

In addition, there are site positions in the Lotus Fleet available for new members.

In the Command Division we are in need of someone with graphic skills and experience to become our Media Developer.
We also need Writers and Editors for our new Fleet  Newsletter.

In the Operations Division we could us an RP Assistant, an RP Recruiter, and Event Planners.

In the Academy, we could use several Academy Professors, such as Professors of Tactitical & Security, Science, Medicine, and Operations.

So if you are a connoisseur of Star Trek related activities, conversations, etc... then you may very well find a home in the Lotus Fleet. Come check us out and inquire!

(Note: Captain BLZBUB has the links listed on the post above.)

RAdm Jeff T  :startrek090:
Command CO
Lotus Fleet
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 20 December 2013 04:53 PM
What? No mention of our totally awesome Newsletter? **faints**
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Jeff T on 21 December 2013 03:50 AM
How correct you are Storm.

But if you look at the date of this last post, you'll note that this was from last March; before you rejoined us with your amazing awesomeness and talents as our cherished Newsletter Editor.

Nevertheless.... to compensate for this oversight, here is a link for all to come and enjoy:   
http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewforum.php?f=76 (http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewforum.php?f=76)

Sincerely,
 
Vice Admiral Jeff T
Command CO
Lotus Fleet
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 21 December 2013 04:17 AM
Where is Nova these days?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 22 December 2013 09:47 AM
Where is Nova these days?

Guessing he's enjoying his retirement! :) His old contact information is still active, if you want to contact him, Zach.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 22 December 2013 11:25 PM
He retired from Lotus Fleet?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 23 December 2013 12:29 AM
 Yes Mr. President.
 RL caught up with him and he had to go on. As he was the owner of the site, the rest of us had to re-deploy, and we have ended up with a new site and are regaining our presence nicely.

 Currently, we are back to about 95 members.
 We have the Academy back up and running, thanks to a tremendous effort of the Academy staff and others. And Advanced coursed are being added as well.

Our Role Play is coming along nicely with two new ships and crew.
 The USS Horizon, a new Lotus Class ship, is currently outside the Great Barrier, fighting for her life.
 The USS Phoenix, a new Avenger class, is by the Eridan Belt, testing new probe/sensor deployment and searching for a missing shuttle and crew.

Plus, as mentioned, our Newsletter is back! The ever-diligent Fleet Captain Storm Windfall is our editor, and she has released a few wonderful issues.

 Within Star TrekOnline, Lotus Fleet is alive and kicking, with work being completed on the tier 3 Dilithium mine.

 As we approach the 6th birthday of Lotus Fleet on January 1st, I would like to take this present opportunity to wish you Zach, and all at Hailing Frequency, a safe and happy holiday season from all of us at Lotus Fleet.

'Live Long and Prosper.'
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 23 December 2013 03:51 PM
So Nova is completely gone? No involvement whatsoever anymore?

What about Athos?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 27 December 2013 12:47 AM
 Nova has yet to re-appear on our radar Zach, but Admiral Athos has returned after his RL interruption.

He is our CO of Operations at Lotus Fleet.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 23 January 2014 08:44 PM
Six years already...Pretty soon there will be a zero added :D
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 23 January 2014 10:28 PM
 That has a nice 'ring' to it Fleet Captain;


Lotus Fleet six point oh !!


Heh heh.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Storm Windfall on 08 April 2014 06:51 PM
Soooo quiet here...

Wake up! Wake up!

Read News, Views and Interviews in the latest Lotus Fleet Newsletter! :D

http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=577&p=2836#p2836 (http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=577&p=2836#p2836)
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Jeff T on 08 April 2014 07:05 PM
zzzzzzzzzzzzz Huh.... I think I was in suspended animation here....

What century is this? This is still the 25th century correct?

Whoa... according to this awesome Lotus Fleet Newsletter is is 2014!

How did I arrive back in this primitive time period?

What is with this bizarre twearking going on? Yikes!

Vice Admiral Jeff T
Command CO
Lotus Fleet
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 09 April 2014 09:18 PM
Twearking?


 Not only have you appeared in the wrong century Admiral, but your in the wrong universe also it would seem.


Regardless, while your here, be sure to give a commendation to Fleet Captain Storm Windfall, Lotus Fleet's untiring Newsletter Editor, for another excellent edition.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 05 May 2014 04:42 PM
 Fleet Admiral Kheren has announced his retirement from the position and as such, Acting Fleet Admiral Evshell has called upon our Fleet Advocate to initiate the call to vote for our next Tier 6 Fleet Admiral and Fleet Xo.


 Under the stalwart and steadfast tutelage of Admiral Kheren, Lotus Fleet has accomplished milestones within the academy and within the fleet, such as celebrating our sixth year as a Star Trek fleet this past January.


 I wish to convey my sincere gratitude to Admiral Kheren for his tenure and great accomplishments, both as our FLeet Admiral and for his excellent role play, garnering eventual command of Lotus Fleet's flagship, the Lotus Class starship, USS Horizon.


 I know the Admiral will be around to keep a watchful eye over us here on starbase Lotus, and in Star Trek Online as we continue to build upon our fleet  Star Base, Embassy and Dilithium mine.


 So, thank you for your untiring commitment Admiral Kheren. Enjoy your (brief) holiday back home on the moon Andoria but ... hurry back.


 We already miss your wry humor!
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 19 May 2014 07:56 AM
 Flash update: State of the Fleet.



Star Date -308623.28


Lotus Fleet has finished it's restructure in command leadership. Provisional Fleet Admiral Kheren has started his deserved semi-retirement, and we look forward to his continued visits to our forums over the coming weeks and months.


Elections are finished and newly promoted Fleet Admiral Evshell is picking up the PADD. And assisting him as Lotus Fleet's new Executive Officer is newly promoted Admiral Jeff T.


 Due to a gap in command officers, Fleet Admiral Evshell, Admiral Jeff T, Commodore BLZBUB and Fleet Captain Storm Windfall will continue to oversee their previous departmental duties in Role Play, Command Division CO, Recruitment & Retention and Newsletter Editor, respectively. Fleet Captain Storm Windfall was recently elevated to the position of Publications Director for the fleet.


 Operations Division is still under the capable hands of Admiral Athos, with assistance from Commander Sorripto happily aiding as Events Coordinator.


  Commodore's Sainthill and Redding still watch over us all from the Fleet Advocate office. None of us wants a Courts Martial!!!


 Our prestigious Academy is still there at Star Base Lotus, diligently commanded by Rear Admiral Brigham and his XO, Commodore Josh Vincent. Although there is changes that necessarily need to be mentioned, Fleet Captain Teancum and Captain Arma are still welcoming new cadets to the academy in their capacities as Dean of Accession and Dean of Academics, respectively.


 What will be noted here is that persons wishing to join our Star Trek Online fleet in-game no longer are required to attend the academy.
 Just find us in-game, or register on the site, and send a request. Then you can check out our nearly finished Fleet Star base and partake of some outstanding Fleet holdings perks.
 Academy enrollment is fully optional to new members, but graduation is still required if one wishes to take a position within the fleet.


 So, congratulations to Fleet Admiral Evshell, Admiral Jeff T and Fleet Captain Storm Windfall on their elevation's, but more importantly ... on their continuing commitment to pull their chairs up behind multiple desks.


~
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 23 July 2014 03:48 AM
Star Date -308444.18


 Welcome to Rear Admiral Jureth, who has returned to active duty within Lotus Fleet, and assumed the mantle of Senior Recruitment and Retention Officer.


 See him in-game and you could ask him about our awesome Lotus Fleet activities in Star Trek Online, as well as be forwarded to our site to look us over and maybe see our spectacular Role Play activities there.


 Again, welcome back to the chair Rear Admiral Jureth.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 19 September 2014 06:28 AM
 Lotus Fleet's Newsletter, Issue #6, September 2014, is now published. The 3 Mb download is in PDF format and available (see attatchnebt near bottom of post) from Acting Fleet Admiral Jeff T's post here:


http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=657&p=3420#p3420 (http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=657&p=3420#p3420)


 Particular note's include recent changes to the Fleet Admiralty, and prestigious STO Fleet Builder and longevity awards. Of mention are Commodore Hera's 6 million fleet credits ( so far), and Provisional Vice Admiral Niomo's attainment of 6 years with Lotus Fleet ... to mention but a couple.

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 30 September 2014 03:39 AM
 The latest addition to the Role Play departments archived stories is now available on the site:


http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=669 (http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=669)


This is the second mission for the flagship of Lotus base, the USS Horizon. The 200 page novelization is the cumulative work of Admiral Kheren ( Captain Kheren of the USS Horizon.) Thanks go out also to the other RP participants: Jureth, Redding, Snowfire, Niomo, Jeff T, Evshell and AlexSomers.


And, the latest Fleet Action RP is novelized:


http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=101&start=10 (http://http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=101&start=10)


both the links are in PDF format. Read the adventures of Star Base Lotus, in the Hromi sector.


We all hope you enjoy the stories.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 09 October 2014 03:27 AM
 Lotus Fleet's latest News Letter, Edition #7: October, 2014, is available for DL on the site. A fabulous read, as always.


Thanks for your untiring efforts Fleet Captain Storm Windfall .. a truly "J. Jonah Jameson" of the editor field.


http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=681&p=3515#p3515 (http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=681&p=3515#p3515)


As usual, this is s PDF format download, of about 2.4Mb.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 13 December 2014 01:53 AM
 The last Lotus Fleet Newsletter for 2014 is posted here:


http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=704&p=3647#p3647 (http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=704&p=3647#p3647)


the .pdf download is approximately 2.03 MiB. We hope you enjoy the read. Fleet Captain Storm Windfall has, as usual, done a spectacular job as editor ... again!  :startrek036:
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 10 May 2015 06:41 PM
 The Lotus Fleet April 2015 newsletter is up and available for DL on the site.

 A spectacular read put together by our Editor Commodore Storm Windfall, it contains Fleet Admiral Jeff T's State of the Fleet Address, a nice interview with Star Trek Online Event Planner Lieutenant(j.g.) InfernalPotato, and the listing of the re-structure of the Fleet Command, among other news about Lotus Fleet.


 You may get the .pdf document ( 3.03 MiB ) here:


http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=757&sid=2bda7ec5a100e1bcc9a1087db31fba31&p=4177#p4177 (http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=757&sid=2bda7ec5a100e1bcc9a1087db31fba31&p=4177#p4177)



Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 05 September 2015 05:59 PM
The Lotus Fleet newsletters;


issue 11: http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=764 (http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=764)


issue 12: http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=768 (http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=768)


issue 13: http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=781 (http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=781)


Issue 12 represents the final frontier for Commodore Storm Windfall, who has passed into that great realm to sit with the Great Bird of the Galaxy and relax. She not only completed the issue but recruited and trained her replacement, Lieutenant Arina, who takes over as acting editor.
 Her first issue, # 13, is a testament to Commodore Storm Windfall's unique and professional demeanor.
 We here at Lotus Fleet will sorely miss Commodore Storm Windfall, but we also know that Lieutenant Arina will step into her role as editor extremely well.


Rear Admiral BLZBUB,
Director of Staff.

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 06 November 2015 03:21 AM
November issue of the Lotus Fleet Newsletter is up. (PDF file size = 2.71 MiB)


http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=798&p=4566#p4566 (http://lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=798&p=4566#p4566)


Along with the Fleet Admiral's address, the RP udate shows us that the USS Horizon and the USS Phoenix are rapidly trying to resolve the Zetarian incursion and the Draxx' response to contain them at all costs ... even if that cost includes the destruction of the Lotus Fleet ships in this other universe.


 Also, a Section 31 file intercept on Captain Syntron; Admiral Athos' Star Trek Online fleet base update; Awards & Promotions; and Rear Admiral Battle Lion's STO Tips & Tricks.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 19 December 2015 02:53 AM
Admiral Kheren has completed the novelization of Lotus FLeet's latest Role Play, season 3.


Fleet Action S3: Brave New World comes in at 403 pages, and is the compilation of 14 months work by our Role Play participants.


 The download for this novelization can be found here:


http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=101&p=278#p278 (http://www.lotusfleet.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=101&p=278#p278)


I congratulate all our great RP participants on a fantastic and epic season 3.

From all of us here at Lotus Fleet ... Happy Holidays and LLAP.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: [LF] Caltern on 20 February 2017 08:33 AM
Hello everyone,
I'm Caltern, former RP Administrator of Lotus Fleet, current RP Captain of the Luna-class refit USS Hoshea, and newly commissioned as one of Lotus Fleet's recruitment officers.

Lotus Fleet is bringing our latest Season of roleplay online with several new ships.


All four of these vessels are crewed, but positions are still available. You can quickly join up at http://www.lotusfleet.org (http://www.lotusfleet.org) and once registered, click on the Welcome Center portion of our forums. You may also contact me directly for assistance, or through our shoutbox.
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 02 January 2018 12:10 AM
Happy New Year Hailing Frequency!
 Today, January 1st, 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Lotus Fleet.  :startrek063:


 As Fleet XO, I wish to extend anniversary congratulation's to Lotus Fleet, and especially, a tenth anniversary recognition to our surviving founder, Admiral Athos. He is one of the good Changleling's.  :startrek058:


 As our current sitting Fleet Advocate, ( and a Retired Fleet Admiral ) Admiral Athos keeps us all  in line with our General Order's and Code of Conduct. But as a sitting Founder of Lotus Fleet, we here all owe him a special debt for bringing us Lotus Fleet, and the many opportunities being a member has afforded us over the years.

 Please take the opportunity to congratulate Admiral Athos on his 10 years of commitment to our ( and his ) Fleet.


 January also marks election time for Lotus Fleet, and I congratulate Fleet Admiral Kheren on a successful year leading our great fleet. Even though he is an Andorian, he has acted with honor and respect. ;) His tenure will be remembers with admiration.


 With profound Respect: o7


 BLZBUB.

Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: Zach on 19 February 2018 08:13 PM
Wow surprised Athos is still around. What happened to Nova?
Title: Re: =/\= Lotus Fleet Introduction =/\=
Post by: BLZBUB on 20 February 2018 03:45 AM
Admiral Nova took LoA when he deployed. I am sure Admiral Athos is still in contact with his co-conspirator, but I haven't asked.