Commanding Officer Announces Simulation Closure

Posted on Fri Dec 27th, 2013 @ 11:01am by Captain Tobias Naros

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am writing today with the difficult responsibility of announcing the closure of the USS Yorktown simulation effective 26 December 2013. This is not a decision I make lightly as I am aware it affects those of you who have chosen to participate in the Yorktown and its two predecessors over the past six years. I want to thank you all for your hard work and dedication in light of the many other commitments each of you have been responsible to.

Another major influencing factor in my decision has been my ever increasing involvement in the Fleet Story-Arcs over the past several months. While this results, in part, from my being the Director of Research & Development for the Eighth "Horizon" Fleet community, I must also confess I have found creative renewal in looking more deeply at the ways in which our stories could be connected to one another. I have admittedly always taken an interest in such cross-writing, but it has been even more appealing to me as of late, especially when I am able to build connections between simulations that I am serving on as well as with the Fleet Story-Arcs. It is for this reason I have chosen to step down as Commanding Officer of the USS Yorktown in order to assume a greater role in the development of a community simulation within the Eighth "Horizon" Fleet. I believe managing the community simulation will enable me to continue such creative development with a primary focus on the stories that unite our community.

At this point, the community simulation is still very much in the development stages and I would like the chance to take up this project more fully, or at least as fully as my schedule allows. My hope is to still finish off the remaining storylines we've planned for the USS Yorktown through the community simulation as posts on that forum. These mission posts would continue the planned development of the Story-Arc as well as allow for a more seamless transition both in and out-of-character. I would appreciate assistance from anyone interested in participating with these Yorktown mission posts when the time comes. It is my eventual plan in-character for Captain Tobias Naros to be appointed as Commanding Officer of Starbase 386 once the Yorktown has finished her first "tour" of duty under his command.

I have very much appreciated everyone's involvement in the USS Yorktown simulation and would welcome each of you to participate in the community simulation aboard Starbase 386. Please note, due to the unique structure of the community simulation, participation would not count toward your number of active playing characters in Horizon Fleet. If there is anything I can do to help anyone in their search for an active playing position, please let me know.


Captain Tobias Naros
Commanding Officer
USS Yorktown NCC-88288
Eighth "Horizon" Fleet



Category: Sim Announcement