Out of Character

Items in the Out of Character category focus on events that affect the players of our game.

  • Out of Character

    2023 Quarter 1 Awards

    Quarter 1 (January – March) of 2023 has come to a close and Zodiac Fleet is proud to announce that the following winners of our Quarterly Awards.  It is with great pleasure that I want to announce the following winners: Citation for Gallantry – TIE The Citation for Gallantry is awarded to the players involved in the Zodiac Fleet Post of the Quarter. We are very excited to announce that for post of the quarter we have a tie. They are: From Andromeda – Through the looking glass – Hanafubuki – Goodbye Xu was selected. The post clearly shows just how respected Xu was and that there was great love…

  • Out of Character

    Star Trek Online Fleet

    Hi everyone. I have been asked to help organize a STO fleet for us all. The idea would be to have a fleet for each of the platforms (PC, PS and XB). If enough people are up for it then we can look at creating a fleet for both KDF and Fed side on each. For this to work we will need at least 5 initial members for each platform. I play mostly PC but have access to the other two. It would be great if there are a couple of people willing to take the lead on PlayStation and Xbox though. For now I just need to know whose…

  • Out of Character

    New Sim – USS Pioneer

    The year is 2396. In the aftermath of the Cardassian War, the relationship between Cardassia and the Federation has fundamentally shifted. Cardassia rebuilds as the Federation deploys Starfleet to serve and protect Cardassia and its colonies. Along with this rebuilding, came The New Maquis, and the Obsidian Order. These groups sought to destroy the peace in the sector. Captain Tyler Malbrooke and the crew of the USS Pioneer have spent the past two years risking life and limb for this peace. They have travelled through time and back again. They have fought and bled for the preservation of their home, Empok Nor. Ultimately, the Pioneer emerged victorious. The Obsidian Order…

  • Out of Character

    New Sim – T’Pau

    The year is 2163, and the newly-formed United Federation of Planets still exists in an uncertain balance of powers. Captain Varak has taken command of the USS T’Pau, a former Vulcan vessel, with plans to build a highly diverse crew, with species from all over the quadrant – a first for Starfleet. Facing challenges from both within the Federation, and outside of the Federation, it will be up to the crew to help show the power of infinite diversity in infinite combinations.  Join us as we prepare to depart the newly constructed Starbase 11, heading for a remote colony on the edge of explored space. https://uss-tpau.com/

  • Out of Character

    New Sim – USS Artemis

    In the Federation any crime is considered especially heinous. In Starfleet the dedicated personnel who investigate the most vicious felonies are members of an elite crew known as the Criminal Investigations Unit. THESE ARE THEIR STORIES… The year is 2162. The Federation is only a year old, and enemies seem to encircle it on all sides. In an effort to stave off the proverbial vultures and allow the idea that is the Federation to alight. A small unit is created within Starfleet. This unit known as the Starfleet Criminal Investigations Unit (SFCIU) is tasked with pursuing offenders of all kinds and bringing them to justice. Rear Admiral Declan Ford, an…

  • Out of Character

    New Sim: Federation One

    Hello everyone , For those of you who do not know today is my birthday and I get to share a celebratory bit of news with each of you. Zodiac Fleet has grown once more with the official addition of Federation One into our growing group. Federation One is a spin-off of the long running Starfleet One roleplaying game. After a freak accident, Starfleet One has been pulled through time into the dangerous and deadly 32nd Century. In this brave new galaxy they’ve entered the Federation is a shadow of its former self. Hundreds of worlds have fled following a devastating disaster known as the Burn. Now, Starfleet One is a…

  • Out of Character

    New Coach for Phoenix

    Hello everyone, Recently, our dear friend Capt. Hansen – USS Gemini chose to step down as the Coach of Task Group Phoenix. Captain Hansen has done tremendous work for Zodiac Fleet and has truly helped us to become what we are today. He has left some very big shoes to fill. After a great deal of time and consideration it has been decided that Johnny will be named the new Coach for Task Group Phoenix in Zodiac Fleet. Captain Xerix has been involved with Zodiac Fleet in several capacities over the last year and recently assumed command of one of our very first Picard era games: Deep Space Twelve. He…

    Comments Off on New Coach for Phoenix
  • Out of Character

    Hansen stepping down as Coach

    Good Evening everyone, I am afraid that I have some sad news today. Our dear friend Capt. Hansen – USS Gemini has chosen to step down as a Task Group Coach within Zodiac Fleet. I am deeply saddened by this, but I am perfectly understanding of his reasons. His absence in this role is going to be solely missed. When we first created the Coach positions he was one of the first persons nominated for the role and won in a landslide. He has been my constant companion in this group, has brought forth many incredible ideas that have made this fleet a better place, and has been a constant…

  • Out of Character

    First Edition of the Zodiac Game Night

    Hello everyone, Do you think you know your Star Trek? Your Andorians to your Tellarites? Your Picard from your Kirk? Your Targs from your tribbles. If you think you do join us for a fun and friendly quiz Saturday night at 8pm GMT in our discord channel. All welcome. Alcohol not a necessity but highly recommended!

    Comments Off on First Edition of the Zodiac Game Night
  • Out of Character

    Changes in Task Groups

    Hello everyone, We have had a very interesting day today in Zodiac Fleet. We have had a lot of discussions and we have made a lot of important, key decisions about the future of our organization. I am excited for the possibilities of what is to come for everyone here and for the course that has been charted. As part of the upcoming changes I am pleased to announce some key changes to our organization. At 2:00 PM today eastern time I have hereby authorized the creation of not one, but two new Task Groups within Zodiac Fleet. The first Task Group, Task Group Ancile, is named in honor of…

    Comments Off on Changes in Task Groups