The fourth Fleet Action, The Lost Fleet, has officially launched! Join in on this event as we offer a slew of competitions, gaming, and of course, writing!
The Fleet Action itself will be comprised of three phases, each two weeks long. Each phase will contain roughly 12 competitions, including ribbon races. We made it so that a bulk of the competitions were fun but quick to do so that it didn’t take up too much time for you guys. As always — if you see an error or have problems with a competition, please contact either the competition organizer directly (who will be listed on the competitions page!) or the Chief of Staff. And be sure to read the competition prompt in its entirety and what it is asking for!
For the writing portions, moving the plot is the name of the game, and we’re here to help if you need it! However, once a phase is over, it is over, and the Fleet Action is moving on to the next phase! So don’t stall yourself out on writing a briefing scene for all 6 weeks.
Each individual will earn five points per event they participate in towards their overall score for the Sundered Wings event. Participation is defined as a valid submission for an event. Simply signing up for an event or uploading an unqualified submission will not count. You have to put in the effort in order to receive the reward.
Additionally, the top three individuals in each event will earn placement points. First place will earn three points, 2nd Place will earn two points, and 3rd Place will earn one point. Events will have modifiers based on their perceived difficulty/level of effort required. They are:
- Writing: 3
- Graphics: 2.5
- Poetry: 1.75
- Gaming: 2.25
- Flash/Browser Gaming: 1.75
- Short Writing/Flash Fiction: 2
- Puzzles/Trivia (HARD): 1.75
- Puzzles/Trivia: 1.25
- Ribbon Races: 1 (effectively no modifier)
Grading formula: (Placement Score * Event Modifier) + Participation = Event Score
At the end of the competition, the individual scores for all three phases will be added up, and the top three individuals will earn stars. The task force with the most points earned by its members will receive bragging rights. In the end, this event is meant to test the task forces against one another for supremacy.
I cannot stress enough that participation is key to winning. Don’t quite have the answer? Submit what you have! Not that great at graphics? Whip out MS Paint and do your best! Can’t write a novel? That’s okay, write what feels fun! The entire point of the Fleet Action is for you guys to have fun and that is why the scoring is based on you just participating and having a good old time!
Phase One (May 5 to May 21)
- Image Decryption
- Triple Encryption
- Dominion Rush
- Bravo Fleet Wordle
- Where’s the Changeling?
- STO The Dominion
- Fourth Fleet Ship Crossword
- Night of Nights
- Service Ribbon Race
- Starbase Bravo Exclusive Duty Ribbon Race
- Comment Challenge
- Strategic Action Ribbon Race
- Combat Action Ribbon Race
One last thing: each competition has a countdown timer on them. But the competitions begin and end at the stroke of midnight UTC time zone, the time zone the server is set for. So that means that Phase One begins at midnight rolling from May 4th into May 5th, UTC. And that means it ends at midnight May 20th into May 21st, UTC. Just something to keep in mind.
Happy Fleet Actioning!