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LOA and New OF Site

Posted on Fri Aug 4th, 2017 @ 4:31am by Captain Oliver Lee PhD

First of all, I'd like to apologize for my effective AWOL in the last few weeks. I have been dealing with several health issues, which had taken up most of my attention and energy. As of now, I'll place myself on a two-week LOA (8/3-8/19). I will try to catch up with the posts if I can during my LOA, though it mostly likely won't be frequent. Hopefully when I come back on Saturday 8/19, I will be able to again give the sim the attention it deserves. Until then, Ryan, our XO, will be the acting CO. Counting myself, we now have three LOAs at the moment, so please bear with us, and I appreciate your patience.

On a different note, as some of you might have already learned, OF is transitioning to a new website and a new fleet management system. So that I don't miss anything, I'll just copy and paste below the email I received from JFC:

Dear All,

Last night we held the first annual birthday celebration for Obsidian Fleet, celebrating its 16th birthday and announcing some amazing things. I would like to summarise the event for those of us who were not able to join in the festivities;

--Most importantly a new logo (above) and website were announced. Going forward, this is what we will use as we transition data and features;

--With the new site and new brand, we launched some simple rules and guidelines; please ensure that you familiarise yourself with them here;

--The Task Force Executive Officer role was announced with the first people to fill those positions, let’s congratulate Commodore Lancaster and Commodore Eriksen!

--Fleet Services announced that three new Community Engagement Champions had been selected, in Discord, you will know them as Grengol CO of the SS Mary Rose, Bagheera and not only to be an engagement Champion, Commodore Eriksen was selected as the Assistant Services Director!

--A new, easier, CO Reporting tool was announced, all Commanding Officer reports are to be filled in using this new form. Once signed up to the site and CO permissions granted, you will find the link on your relevant Task Force page.

--Innovation & Development announced a new class to join our fleet, the Vesta. One ship per task force has been agreed so far, so keep an eye out for them!

--Golden PADD winners were announced, SubjectHazard’s entry of “From the Cradle” was our winner, and you can read more here.

--Three unique, Out of Character, awards were created for Obsidian Day, and it is a pleasure to announce the winners (using their Discord Names);
----Obsidian Social Vanguard: ShatnersHair
----Obsidian Personality of the Year: Bagheera
----Obsidian Volunteer of the Year: Berel Joon

--Obsidian Fleet announced that there would be a team that would be looking to overhaul the Fleet’s rules and policies, if you are interested or want to know more, please go here.


Yahoo will be closing as of 4th August 2017, and we require all Commanding Officers to have signed up to the new site, request their access be changed by their TFCO or the JFC and then request access to the dedicated Commanding Officer area. IFS2’s CO area will replace Yahoo for all CO communications and engagement, if there are any issues please raise a support ticket.

As we transition from our old site to our new, part of our improvement programme is to open up communications from all levels, and our Fleet Improvement Programme form is an essential aspect of this. You can use this form to report issues you see with policy, rules, players or even to suggest ideas and changes. Each entry is submitted directly to the Fleet Owner, often called Data Controller, and their duty is to report their findings to the Fleet Council and make recommendations based on data. Sometimes the data will be used to track trends in activity or concerns, or (what I call ‘no brainers’) the idea is that are great will be recommended for immediate consideration or deployment to the Fleet. Rest assured, your identity remains with the Fleet Owner, and if there are any questions they will contact you directly and never share your identifying information with the Council.

As you will have seen our new website is a lot more efficient than our last, however, it is still a work in progress. If there are any bugs or issues, then please report them using the Obsidian Fleet Help Request form.

Please convey these messages along to your crews, encourage them to sign up to the new site as this will make it easier for you when the Fleet Management System update is released shortly in IFS2.3 = IFS Harriman (Add characters, sims, manifests, etc)

I would like to thank all of the Fleet Council for being in attendance last night, some made great efforts to be there (one is on holiday, and one was even at work!), and this meant a lot to me and the community. Commanding Officers, without you and your players, this community would not be as amazing as it is. Keep up your excellent work and keep an eye out for more announcements in the near future!

Questions or comments? Reply on the new site!



Myrkul Sharr
Joint Fleet Command
Obsidian Fleet

Well, there you have it. =)



Captain Oliver A. Lee
Commanding Officer
USS Arcadia NCC-89015


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