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Upcoming Changes to BFMS

Posted on Sat Feb 8th, 2020 @ 1:48am by Captain Sun Mei Xiang
Edited on Sat Feb 8th, 2020 @ 1:52am

Hey all - I borrowed this from another CO in the Fleet (our very own Sinclair),
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Some of you may have seen the recent notice about a change coming up in Bravofleet. If you haven't, I encourage you to check out this announcement (https://bravofleet.com/group_news/bravo-fleet-2020-roadmap/)

Basically, there is a plan to transition Bravofleet into something beyond its current model as a simming network. It will enable players to write larger stories collectively, as well as participate in simms.

The initial request that the announcement is making is that all players register with BFMS, the Bravofleet Management System. You can register by clicking here (https://bravofleet.com/wp-login.php?action=register). When you have done so, please send me a message, because I will want to link you in BFMS to Shanghai.

I would like at least a few of you to register, so we have a fairly accurate participant's list on the Bravofleet website. We have a few, but the more we can get the better advertising we get from being out and about on the fleet main page.

What does this mean within Shanghai:

Nothing much. Shanghai won't require you to join BF to simm with us. Consider yourselves grandfathered in. But, the Fleet is trying some new things, and there may be some bonuses down the line to having good representation there.

The Fleet is also jumping to 2399. We'll be moving forward there as well - but we'll be doing it a lot differently than other simms. We're going to be doing it Yesterday's Enterprise style. Basically, what this means is that the current Shanghai timeline will be treated as the 'created' timeline, with the 2399 being the 'real' timeline. But, it will be designed to leave the option to change your character in a lot of ways, or none at all. If you want to step through to 2399 with zero changes (except being outside your timeline), you can. If you want to rewrite your entire character, you can. The fact is, Shanghai was actively being played before the Hobus Supernova, so we have a lot of little changes to make and a few giant changes to make. We'll be working on that, but the Spoiler Policy still counts, and we'll try to keep it active - but, expect to see a new mission soon that is titled and marked for spoilers.

There are some big ideas I've been toying with too. We'll need to revisit Golovin and Seppala with the changes, and even Shanghai herself. So if you would be interested in joining that conversation, hop on over to Discord, or send me a message.

What does this mean outside the Shanghai:

Whatever you want. If you have a BFMS account, you can participate as much -- or as little -- as you want in other initiatives. But I'd suggest you check them out. Some of them could be quite a lot of fun.

If you choose not to register, you may be ineligible for awards at the Task Force level, but I suspect that those who do not wish to register will not be put off by that.

Other:

If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns, please bring them to me.

Thanks,

 

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