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  1. Cmdr Nova

    Orion Fleet Roll Call (As of 02/20/04)

    *crickets*
  2. Cmdr Nova

    Resignation

    Primarily in response to this thread: I suppose it's time I tendered my resignation. I've been inactive enough to be administratively retired anyway, right? Might as well make it official. I may pop up in an RP or something as a fleetmember, but I've definitely been lacking time to work on actual organization or MP. I miss the heyday of the fleet, the RPs, ActiveWorlds (Epsilon 5, Silk, and I were newbies then), the old Orion forum, the newer forum that Blades set up when this one was full of drama. It's been a marvelous run serving with you guys. ;x I'll stop in every so often, as I've been doing (I tend to read up on happenings every few weeks). I think you guys will do just fine with this baby. Until then, fellas.
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    Orion Lounge

    I'm going to college. Undercover? Sure, you could call it that.
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    Orion Lounge

    I figured I'd stop by and see how things are goin'. Haven't been any postings around here since December, you know. For one reason or another, I've found myself writing fiction again in my idle time, and for some reason that always brings me back here to lurk. Amazes me how many names we have around that I don't recognize; amazes me yet how many I do. (Christ, it's been four years and I haven't forgotten this community.) I've had ideas running around my head since back when I was active here, and I think I'm about ready to mature them into some form of decent writing. I feel like taking it all in again--the feel of the boards here. Seemed like the crickets were chirping over here on Orion. Figured I'd start something new. How and where has everyone else been? I know some of you old guys still lurk every so often.
  5. Cmdr Nova

    My Resignation

    *salutes* Sorry to see one of the Fleet's more prominent figures go. I'm quite sorry that I myself cannot be more active--I'm also in that number of folks who have far too much happening all the time now. -.-
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    Roll Call

    I'm here. Just lurking about...
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    Vagrant: A Wanderer's Story

    [RP] October 8, 302x Unknown Ship Deep Space, Terran Quadrant A small, insignificant craft makes its way through the void. Its crew consists of only one man. Alec Nova. Alone. In the middle of nowhere. Once again. He listens patiently to a news broadcast regarding last night's Gammulan attack on Terran forces near Polaris. "It's all changed," he rambles out loud to himself. "And yet, nothing's different, is it? They push, we push back. But they're getting closer. We're sinking deeper. We're losing it. I'm losing it. No wait, I've already lost it... We lost it. I lost it..." He pauses for a minute, then clenches his teeth down, as if bracing himself for the imminent arrival of piercing pain. "Yozora." Years had passed since his last combat foray. And yet, a thousand burning images flood his mind as if it all happeened today. [/RP] I'm ashamed I can't keep my own word when I say I wish to kinda RP here on my own. Things have changed since Alec Nova has been around. Blades is gone, and time has taken its toll on countless others. I've been thinking of an RP context to put this all into. If you can disregard the first post to this thread, maybe I can make a little something happen here. Though I doubt I'll ever attain the glory that people had in the old days, it's worth a shot. I miss Orion Fleet dearly. Though I randomly came across retired Cmdr. Akuma Minako some time ago online. (It's a small world, and DeviantART is a big population center of the online world.) Apparently she's on a trip to Japan, God bless her. Aside from randomly running into her DA site and hearing from some people from time to time on AIM and lurking around here on and off, I've been out of it. It feels weird because I really just can't stand leaving this place. Every time I realize how long I'm gone, I feel worse about it. Heh. Leave me on the inactive list, but FYI, I'm around. Nova, over and out.
  8. 2004-04-22 Bah, I'm turning this into an open notepad kinda thing for me. Just fragments. ----- I'm still alive. Vagrant A Wanderer's Story I'm bored and I've been wanting to do some BC RP/Fan Fiction for a while now. This'll no doubt get put on hold indefinitely eventually, but it's worth a shot. I'm extremely rusty. And I'm also a much different writer than I was two/three years ago. ----- (RP) November 20, 3011 GCV-Supremacy, Docked at Orion Centris Orbit Oi. Wether he liked to admit it or not, Alec Nova enjoyed the feeling of being on the bridge again. On his bridge again, of his ship, commanding his crew. This wasn't the same ship--it had been scuttled after major damage on patrol when an Insurgent "surprise" came along--but a Violon Carrier. Continuing Nova's special lust for the absolute fastest ship of it's class. Ahh... His ship. Supremacy. Home. Again. However, things were different this time than the last time he'd been aboard this--or any--command vessel. Times had changed. He had, too. ----- Two years ago, he'd decided that space was getting too quiet for his attention span. He'd just joined the Orion Fleet months prior (post-Golgotha [into The Fire]), but just as easily as he came, he went. [*1] He was one hell of a strategist (and a crack-ace pilot to boot), and he was totally fearless in the heat of battle. As a commander, he was quick, decisive, and unconventional--which occasionally got him heat from the brass. His crew was closely-knit, his command was lenient but effective; almost as if he still felt himself as a freelance mercenary. In any case, he got the job done when he needed to, just as he always had. But.. the neverending patrols wouldn't satisfy him. Not with an entire universe out there, just waiting to be seen. He spent eight years as a mercenary and got nowhere with that, though he had some cheap thrills. He spent a year with GALCOM and didn't think it was him. He lusted for combat, but there was none to be found. So he just surrendered to reality and settled down a bit. Tried journalism. Didn't feel like dealing with the shit of the world, though he did enjoy writing and photography. Tried engineering and physics, however it became even more boring than a fringe patrol operation. Space called for him, and he lusted for it. And thus he went back out as a mercenary, once again. There was nothing better to do where he was, he might as well just drift until he found something he'd enjoy. Some time passed, and Orion Fleet once again, called. He was one of their better men, they'd said. An up-and-coming star of the Fleet. They needed people like him. The more he ignored it, the more urgent their requests seemed. Desperate, mayhaps? Probably. Enlistment had been on the decline since there hadn't been any threatening skirmishes on the front. Patrols and immensely long outings at space were also becoming unpopular. The morale of the younger GALCOM men (the bulk of the non-command) had gone into a "bleh" mode. It is also ironic that Nova had found a steady girlfriend during his time off. She was maybe the one thing keeping him sane while seemingly nothing of importance was going on in the universe. She was about his height, had beautiful long brown hair, and the most gorgeous face... A nice, cute, smart girl. Earth born and raised. Reality continually got in the way--space is so vast, and he'd just gotten the luck of having the majority of his mercenary contracts on the outer fringes of the Terran quad. But he and she persisted and they'd been together for almost the entire time since he'd gone back into civilian life. But that call from Orion. Something bothered him about the sheer quietness from the front. He either smelled Gammulan encroachment, or that was just his own mind bullshitting him into it. Maybe the thrill of adrenaline got to him. And oh, Lord, oh, that thrill would definitely get to him. ----- He opened up the commlink. "Alright. This is Nova." He glanced around, making sure he was being heard--in the ship, and beyond. "You know, I really don't like hard-lined classical speeches. They're impersonal and boring, don't you think? Lemme start with a story, then. "Years ago, I became a mercenary to find my own direction. You've heard that story, no doubt. I repeated the same a couple years ago, when I left this ship. There hasn't been any major Terran-Gammulan conflict since God knows when, but on second thought, that just makes it even more likely that something bad's bound to happen one of these days. "The Insurgency? Oh yeah, we're still fighting them, but it's the same old thing. It's not much of a fight anyways--we both know better and hold back to keep an eye on the Gamms. "Who's keeping that eye out? Oh, we all know we have those special-intelligence operations going on constantly. Right? Well, we want more than infiltration. We want defense more than in our territory. We nearly lost Pixan-Lennen few years back, which would've practically laid bare the entire Sol system. What good does that intelligence warning give us if we can't use it early enough? "Which brings me to the point here. Er... Ah, um, yes. 'Search and destroy.' Three words that encompass a vague command. 'Patrol.' 'Explore.' Frankly, it's all vague and almost insane to simply say that. But that's practically the mission of the Supremacy Battle Group. We're a small battle group and we simply go around and we serve as 1) reconnaissance, 2) exploration of unknown territory, 3) we try to find any and all hidden enemy advantages (i.e. technologies or scientific knowledge like wormholes), and 4) strategic first-warning/first-strike. I tend to like number 4 the most, though that's probably gonna be the least used of our operations. They're coming? Chances are, we're already there, and we've got them in their territory, not letting them have a first stab at ours. You've gotta be fast, you've gotta be strong, you've gotta be persistent... And well, you've gotta be flat out psycho to do it, 'but at all costs, we must prevent any and all infiltration of Terran territory,' or so the doctrine says. "Get used to the other fleets right now--throw out any rivalries you have. We need all the friends we can get. Non-GALCOM personnel, too, for that matter. We'll be working closely with a variety of organizations in and out of GALCOM. "I can't tell you where this is gonna take us, because frankly, I haven't received those orders yet." He chuckles a bit. "But yeah, this is kind of an experiment. Our orders are vague now, but maybe we'll develop into a mold of sorts eventually. We'll have to see where it all takes us. "In any case, I am proud to say that the Supremacy Battle Group is, as of this day, active." Heh Alec, you're full of it, he thinks to himself. You could just as well fit right in with the propagandist types, you know? Well, you know, his other half replies to himself. I was in the ACADEMY teaching this stuff for a little bit. I've been hanging out with the fanatics too much. He looks at the nearest computer console, and amidst all the cheering and clapping taking place from Orion Starstation, he eyes a familiar face. *sigh* It's Nami. The entire weight of the ship seemed to dive itself right into his heart right then and there. Nami, Nami, Nami... Just her name... It carried so much weight. Damnit. He knows she can see him. Everyone at the station bay is watching the screen. With a short hesitation, he presses his index and middle fingers to his lips and then to the screen, where he sees her standing. Why did I even do this...? he asks himself, questioning his very own motives for agreeing to leave. Because you're such a ****ing guy, his other half responds. It's the thrill. The adrenaline. Remember? Heh... I'm gonna lose my sanity in less than a week. A week? I'm surprised you didn't lose it all just now. Shut it up. Shut it up you... With this, the GCV-Supremacy made final preparations for launch. --------------- [*1] - Nova joined Orion after Golgotha because Blades liked his style, his charisma, his potential. He liked what he saw, and wanted that in the fleet. (/RP) I'm bound to flip back and forth between flashback/backstory and present sections the more I write. I like this already. Ahh... it's been so long. Over and out. (God, I miss saying that so much.) [ 04-22-2004, 11:49 PM: Message edited by: Cmdr Nova ]
  9. Cmdr Nova

    Police use stun gun on 6-year-old boy

    Eh, I freaked out when I saw the headline and some of the posts here. Then I actually read the article. No, no, I really don't like cops. Really. But 1) Soback is correct that the headline is totally misleading and 2) the kid was freaking messed. Would you rather they shot him? Come on. The article is to devoid of depth to actually give us the situation. Give it a break.
  10. I've got a bunch of programs on that list and haven't had any trouble with any of them. DivxPlayer Kazaa Norton Antivirus 2003 - Windows Security Center sees it but it can't do that integrated monitoring thing. Yahoo Messenger Zone Alarm Granted, I'm using the latest versions of these. Latest version of StyleXP also supports WinXP SP2. Browsing this list and checking the version number, I can pretty much tell you that most of these have patches out or newer versions, most of which have been released over the course of the past few months. My brother had some trouble with Warcraft III, but I never had a chance to really check it out. It might've been Zone Alarm, because I also installed that along with SP2.
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    FCs won't be repaired

    Never saw original thread, but I'll make a guess. Spare Parts. You need to make sure you have one of every item needed to repair that system.
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    I'm ready for retirement

    Christ. I started writing a bit more fanfiction and I just realized this. (Started getting back into the swing of playing UC, so I started writing some RP-ish stuff.) Hm... Nova should be 50 by then. Bah, not a problem. Not until the next game.
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    Orionfleet.com

    Well, I don't even know who's doing what and who's really in charge of what, besides the fact that Badger's got the site in hand.
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    Orionfleet.com

    Photoshop proficiency? Got it. Same with XHTML/CSS uber fluency. Basic PHP fluency. Ameteur photography. I'm reporting for duty. And I've only gotten better since I last disappeared. http://mtigas.blogdns.net/samuke/ (my current WIP site, XHTML 1.1 compliant, server on my computer so it goes down when I shut down) http://madmannova.deviantart.com/gallery/ (current gallery of random photos and stuff) If you guys need something on the site, don't hesistate to talk to me. IM me on AIM: HTMLjedi I'll also start using ICQ for the meantime for you guys: 123512799 Oh, and what's this? You guys might need that. ---------- IMO, flash might be excessive for navigation or logos. Especially if you're going effects and stuff. (heh, one of my old sites was like that.) I think I'll throw around some ideas on how to get navigation pretty nice on the site. The generic Station Login from the game isn't very asthetic... I'll think about it. Been working on a ton of other things, heh. Starting school in two weeks. Yeah. It's gonna be like that. I'm back by request, guys... [ 08-04-2004, 04:16 AM: Message edited by: Cmdr Nova ]
  15. Cmdr Nova

    Roll Call

    quote:From: Mike 'Nova' Tigas To: GMAN, Grayfox, $iLk Subject: Re: URGENT Orion Fleet Business Unfortunaltely I'm in the middle of a three week trip to Germany, so I can't exactly provide you with the OF Handbook at the moment. My computer has VNC on it (remote control, heh), I just need to call up home and have them turn on the thing if you need it ASAP. Now, I hate to say it, but I think... My best times at Orion have probably passed. Probably. I say this because I've been living more hectically and crap for the past year and it's only going to get worse through my senior year of high school. (I'm taking like... 5 AP classes?) Simply put, I cannot be as active as I used to be. Or rather, I can't really be active much, period. I've got school, I need to get a job, I've got a bunch of shit to do around usually, and a girlfriend who lives an hour away from my place. (Been going out since last August if that's any extra reason that I've been inactive recently. ;P ) I noticed what the SC wrote, but I'm afraid that I currently can't help you guys much. Not at the moment at least. (I'll still possibly be travelling around when I return from Germany... Until about August, heh.) I wish to remain on the roster for now, albeit not in any important command positions. I mean, I've been more or less an office boy for Orion anyway, right? *sheepish grin* Kinda feel like I'm letting you guys down, but I'm 7 timezones from home right now, half drunk, and I don't see what I can do in the near future. But, I'll have the handbook uploaded or e-mailed as soon as I can. Best regards to all of you. (It's been quite some time, heh.) Nova, over and out. Cmdr. Alec Nova GCV-Supremacy quote:-----Original Message----- From: "Greg Miller" To: "Cmdr Nova" Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 01:46:34 -0400 Subject: URGENT Orion Fleet Business ----- Original Message ----- From: Greg Miller To: Cmdr Nova Cc: Cmdr Grayfox ; Cmdr $iLk Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 1:37 AM Subject: URGENT Orion Fleet Business Cmdr Nova, there has been a considerable shake up in the Fleets. As a result you need to reregister in the Fleet DB. Further more, I need to know the status of the Orion Fleet Manual. Please respond to everyone in this email. If you don't wish to be part of Orion anymore, I respectfully ask you to forward whatever you have done with the Manual to Grayfox. If you do still want to be part of Orion, then I'm telling you now to get your shit wired, and report in!!!! Miller Out. Strategic Commander Greg Miller Orion Fleet Leader GCV-Sark
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    troop deployment

    1) Don't PM me telling me to "help (you) with (your) post 'troop deployment". Hell, I didn't even frelling know which forum it was under. Hrm... Nah. But you're already inching it. PMing moderators for a frelling game answer is NOT proper conduct here. 2) RTFM. 3) Look around on the boards. It has a search feature. With that aside, I'll give you your answer provided you follow the above FROM NOW ON or face severe penalties? Savvy? Let's begin. Welcome aboard, newbie. Info covering items already in the manual, removed [ 04-25-2004, 10:53 AM: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ]
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    New Fleet Command Structure and Deployments

    Roger. I think I'll work on some Fleet documentation one of these days. --- ...Two battle groups. It is ironic that Tsumani and Deterrence were once the entirety of the Fleet. Deathbringer was also once great. And the Shadow Company. Aye... We float across the empty space, and it looks desolate. But glory will once again be ours.
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    Orion Fleet Roll Call (As of 02/20/04)

    Reporting in again. Now in posession of a nice, new copy of UC, thanks to a random trip to EB and some birthday money.
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    My resignation

    You know, Ep5, you were like a brother to me in the fleet, back in the heyday of it all. *salute* --- quote:Originally posted by Shingen: Well that crap's it! I was needing a Galcommie presence in the current indie RP, and now I'm screwed. You declare defeat too easily. ;p
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    Indie Chat Pt. 2

    I started using Linux primarily since a month or so ago, so I'm not going to be doing MP for a while, until I can get a second box to throw this server onto. Um... I could. I always have a tendency to forget and leave these things behind, but if I left e-mail notification on, lol... (Communications are very reliant on email for me now.) I'm around. I used to be indie, but something's better than nothing, eh?
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    BC timeline (non rp)

    That link of mine is DeSylva's work, not my own. It's my work just making sure it isn't lost through server transitions, lol. Which is the only reason it's still around and not lost to the internet forever. Yeah, I used to operate a very nice RP information website on the Orion Fleet server, when it still worked. I'll see if I have any of that info still around. That ISS website of Desylva's is a very very old rendition of the ISS Fleet site. The last I saw of the ISS website, it was hosted on some other free server that was hosed sometime in 2002. However, I manage a few files before it was lost, and thus that timeline I have is (as far as I know) the latest copy of DeSylva's work. A proposal in the Orion Fleet Forum (also lost when the Orion Fleet server went down) was to have two separate timelines/histories, because of discreptancies between the official and several RP stories. Or rather, regulations for RP to change and allow alternate stories--rather, stories that don't conform 100% to the official timeline. There was an RP council on the Orion Fleet Forum set up (the forum itself was set up at one point during an exodus from the 3000AD forum) which decided upon the validity of DeSylva's RP timeline. (However, the lime green portions are not technically RP timeline, and are only DeSylva's personal ideas. They aren't part of the real history AFAIK.) If I get really bored one day, I'll edit and revise the DeSylva timeline. There ahven't been many new developments in the RP board anyway.
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    BC timeline (non rp)

    Here's the exact same file I linked 10-01-2001 03:29 PM. http://mtigas.blogdns.net/workstation/2004...n/timeline.html Haven't touched it or given it an update since lord knows when.
  23. Cmdr Nova

    ROLLCALL

    Still alive. Been very busy IRL. Haven't seen Blades around... But I haven't been around very much myself. Hope he's doing okay--someone might wanna do a quick lookup of him anyways.
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    More than one asset?

    You cannot buy extra assets that you can't use (fighters when you can't launch fighters) and use them. But you can buy replacements in the event the assets are destroyed. You can go into your own assets, like the shuttles and OCs, and use those, AFAIK. Your question was worded somewhat badly. Your primary asset is your CC. That is your asset, so to speak. You cannot switch assets. You can utilize the sub-assets therein, however.
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