[OOC] Ten Forward.   Posted by Universe.Group: 0
John Garrity
 Command, 110 posts
 Human Male
Mon 10 Feb 2020
at 23:47
Re: [OOC] Ten
In reply to Universe (msg # 554):

Hey still here and still playing. Iím just kinda stuck cause both my characters have acted and awaiting others to join in.
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 199 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Tue 11 Feb 2020
at 03:05
Re: [OOC] Ten
I'm here, not paying as close of attention to the game cause its frozen it seems but i'm here and still part of it :)
Universe
 GM, 258 posts
 The Final Frontier
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 03:45
Re: [OOC] Ten
Gotcha. I am considering looking for replacements but I think tomorrow I will just start NPCing everyone who isn't responding and we'll get you three going.

I know we started with a larger crew but I realized I'm actually just fine if its you three. We don't need a half dozen people in every scene especially with the way supporting characters work, you can cover any gaps you need to.
Universe
 GM, 260 posts
 The Final Frontier
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 23:30
Re: [OOC] Ten
What's next guys?
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 200 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 23:59
Re: [OOC] Ten
Good question, I didn't think it was my turn yet, did i miss something? :(
Cmdr. Petroka
 player, 34 posts
 Romulan Female
 Commander
Wed 19 Feb 2020
at 01:31
Re: [OOC] Ten
Ello all. I'm afraid between my work schedule and my health that I have overextended myself. I hope one or more improves and I can return but, for now, I fear I must beam away for the time being.

I truly apologise but RL is what happens when you make other plans. :(
Laila Abdool
 Science, 88 posts
 Human Female
 Medical Officer
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 02:31
Re: [OOC] Ten
In reply to Cmdr. Petroka (msg # 561):

I am sorry too as I am in pretty much the same boat. My residency has wiped out most of my personal time now.
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 201 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Thu 27 Feb 2020
at 02:59
Re: [OOC] Ten
that sucks good luck
Universe
 GM, 261 posts
 The Final Frontier
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 20:39
Re: [OOC] Ten
Apologies for not posting this earlier. This past week I was out with full day offsite training so I am way behind on everything in the rest of my life, rPoL included. It is over and behind me and so posting should resume on its regular-ish basis.

I see we have some more drops. That brings us down to two active players. I don't think I am particularly upset by that. As long as you two (Sarah & John) are fine with it I'm fine just shrinking it down to focus on the pair of you and your supporting characters. You can jump into an ex-PC just as you would any other crewman when necessary.
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 202 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 21:38
Re: [OOC] Ten
I'll do my best but no promises i can fill in the whole ship's crew even with John's help :D  i do know some who I might be able to recruit if you wanted though.
John Garrity
 Command, 111 posts
 Human Male
Sat 29 Feb 2020
at 22:46
Re: [OOC] Ten
In reply to Sarah Greene (msg # 565):


I'll do my best, a small (no more than 5) central cast is probably best and this system is great for splitting main characters.
Universe
 GM, 262 posts
 The Final Frontier
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 00:07
Re: [OOC] Ten
Alright. I'll open it up for recruitment. Do you want to try and finish this mission or just fast forward back to the ship, make some key decisions and move on with the fresh crew?
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 203 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 02:56
Re: [OOC] Ten
ok, hey john how do you wanna finish this?
Universe
 GM, 263 posts
 The Final Frontier
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 04:01
Re: [OOC] Ten
FYI Sarah your buddy dropped an RTJ. Getting them through the system now.
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 204 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 04:47
Re: [OOC] Ten
I have had 3 people say they are interested :) so which one droped a RTJ? :)
John Garrity
 Command, 112 posts
 Human Male
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 05:24
Re: [OOC] Ten
In reply to Sarah Greene (msg # 570):

Finishing this could be a bit of a slog.

But, I hate leaving a mystery unsolved.

Looks like we need more data to know whar is going on and from there to make a plan.

This feels very much like we are heading for a morally fraught no win scenario. Which could take some time to unpack. And I get the feeling that with new crew coming on we wo t want to drop them into the back half of the story.

Maybe we should have a big info dump and out of character discussion on how the crew would try to handle the situation?
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 205 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 05:26
Re: [OOC] Ten
sounds good to me , hope we save the planet :D
Laila Abdool
 Science, 89 posts
 Human Female
 Medical Officer
Sun 15 Mar 2020
at 07:09
Re: [OOC] Ten
In reply to Sarah Greene (msg # 572):

Okay I know I play the Medical Officer here...but in real life I am a Resident in a major metropolitan area ER too. I want to keep playing but I will admit that between not knowing the rules system being used and the insanity of the current crisis I have had a great deal of trouble getting into the mindset of a character I didn't really design myself.

I hope to get a chance to really get down and figure out where I am in this game and how to continue in the next few days. Don't count me out yet.
Universe
 GM, 265 posts
 The Final Frontier
Mon 16 Mar 2020
at 20:41
Re: [OOC] Ten
No worries. I understand this is an usual time for many people so no worries there.
Universe
 GM, 266 posts
 The Final Frontier
Tue 17 Mar 2020
at 12:46
Re: [OOC] Ten
Given the global health crisis I am trying to make accommodations for players impacted by the virus. Please via PM do a quick check in with the following information:


1) Will this crisis make it harder for you to post? While many people are home quarantined those working in vital services and especially medical are in for a long period of time.

2) Are you safe and healthy (COVID-wise)? If you get sick I completely understand dropping off for a couple of weeks so just let me know and I will make accommodations.

3) (Optional) Is there anything you're worried about or could use help with? I know I am a random anonoymous internet stranger but I am well read, have a background in psychology (IRL) and my full-time job is an emergency problem solver so while I am stuck at home handling other crises it is refreshing to be able to use my experiences helping people instead of corporations. I can't promise that I can help in every situation and I don't have all the answers but especially now when people are potentially very isolated sometimes even just having someone to talk to can help so for everyone here, please know that I, random anonymous internet stranger, am here for you :)
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 206 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Tue 17 Mar 2020
at 13:07
Re: [OOC] Ten
It won't be harder for me to post, but I am at high risk of getting it, we have atleast one local case (as in within 6 blocks of me), and due to people panicing the local hospital is short on face masks, so....yeah.  chances are i'll come down with it in the next few weeks.
Universe
 GM, 267 posts
 The Final Frontier
Tue 17 Mar 2020
at 20:11
Re: [OOC] Ten
If you are not already infected face masks are not very helpful. They are useful to avoid spreading it outward but if you are not already sick and a medical professional hasn't told you to wear a mask you shouldn't bother and leave them for the people who really need it.

The problem with COVID is via the spray from a cough you can get it through your eyes so a full face respirator is the only "real" protection. Even still it has been seen to be able to last quite awhile both in the air and on surfaces which explains why it has been difficult to contain and is spreading so rapidly.

If you have to go out make sure to stay 6' away from other people and try to stick to areas with plenty of ventilation. Good air flow (i.e. outdoors, open windows etc.) are 10x better than face masks at preventing infection as the virus disperses to trace amounts quickly in open air.

If you are in an at-risk demographic many areas have welfare services to provide aid without you having to go out and risk exposure. Check online to see if there are services in your area that can do things like pick up groceries and other essentials.

Finally even though restaurants are still doing delivery and drive-tru in many areas try to avoid eating out as much as possible. No matter what their PR department says do you really want to trust your health to some unknown possibly minimum wage kid? I don't care how often their marketing department says their facilities are cleaned one sick employee and one uncaught sneeze means the whole kitchen is infected. If you're not at risk and aren't in contact with anyone at risk then it's...fine... but if you are at-risk consider that you don't know who is preparing your food carefully when deciding to eat out.
Universe
 GM, 268 posts
 The Final Frontier
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 16:03
Re: [OOC] Ten
Hey gang, I know there is a lot going on so take your time but right now there is a decision to be made in the IC thread. If you don't know what to do just think about the kind of information you need in order to make a decision and we can get some rolls and feedback going.
Sarah Greene
 Operations, 207 posts
 Human Female
 Engineer
Thu 19 Mar 2020
at 16:12
Re: [OOC] Ten
I believe I stated my goal in OOC a while ago, if given a choice I'd like us to try to shut down the device, and then depart the planet.
Universe
 GM, 269 posts
 The Final Frontier
Mon 23 Mar 2020
at 20:15
Re: [OOC] Ten
I am sorry to say I plan to shut this game down. While I really enjoyed the time together I have tried to restart it twice and there just doesn't seem to be a strong future for it. I feel bad for the few of you who were active and eager to play and I hope you enjoyed our time together.

I will leave the game up for awhile so you can scavange anything you are interested in keeping for your own records.