Welcome to the new United Sector Taskforce forums
Hello and welcome! Please do pardon the dust, there’s still one or two finishing touches we’re making to complete the forums, but we can now declare ready for use by the vast majority, accessible at https://ust.storp.org!
First Things First, and an Apology
So first, you may be asking why do we have a forum, was the Discord not supposed to remove the need for this!? Well, yes. That was my hope, but let’s take that back even further as to why we went that route in the first place.
My attention has always been split between UST and STORP, with the majority of my attention sadly going towards STORP and trying to foster activity there. My method for doing so often revolved around encouraging members of UST to participate directly within STORP, and I fear this to have effectively been my undoing. In doing this, it feels as though I had neglected UST, whilst STORP as a whole was oft seen as a UST zone, potentially alienating others from contributing. In response, I’d withdrawn further away from UST to try force separation, leading to an effective downward spiral of both factors contributing together. The biggest impact had been to our recruitment efforts, as I was actively pushing people away from UST to force that separation.
So why has that changed? Frankly, the results are that UST has edged closer to overall inactivity while STORP’s has not seen a big change in engagement. I will not give up on STORP, as I hope many here do not, but my approach had failed and after three years, it’s time to admit that.
So what now?
Now, we move on from here. This site will be updated over the coming days and weeks to tie all our information together, but as it is for the most ready to go, it’s time to let you all have a play around! Please do review the updated Fleet Member Rank guide located in our recruitment information, available at https://ust.storp.org/public/p/5-joining-ust also to get prepared for the coming plot lines and to see the current “State of the Galaxy” please take a look at our Setting page, available at https://ust.storp.org/public/p/4-setting
We have plans for a guided RP based out of the Starbase, and a few other ships which the entire fleet can participate in. Our focus will remain on casual commitments, so please don’t feel like there’s any requirement to fill out a full dossier if you really don’t want to (of course, it’d be nice if you could, I’m quite proud of the work I put into getting those templates looking nice!)
With the changes to fleet ranks, we will be carrying out a purge on inactive characters once more. Any character which hasn’t been logged into since 01/01/2020 will be removed from the fleet. If you still wish to play these characters, feel free to re-add them to the fleet.