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FCOMM proposal: Fleet bases/stations

Posted April 20, 2021, 8:22 a.m. by Vice Admiral Sarah Hemenway (CMM) (Sarah M)

Posted by Vice Admiral Daniel Lerner (President / Procedures Guru) in FCOMM proposal: Fleet bases/stations

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As I have mentioned to Joe privately, I do agree with his suggestion. Just to be clear, my bullet points were not suggested wording - just what the outcome should look like.

I would like to ensure the bylaw says that FComms do have the discretion to allow “role-playing character interactions” on the OOC ships, which the FComm shall be responsible and accountable for. I also think that wording solves some stuff raised above such as ranks/promotions/etc.

Daniel

I think the point you’re missing, Dan, is that they aren’t allowed to have ‘role-playing character interactions’ on OOC Ships because ‘role-playing character interactions’ has official connotations to it and implications based on MOO, other parts of FCOMM, etc. Here are just a few of the questions that come to my mind if you make this an official vector of role-play:

  • Is a Member who only has a character on the OOC Ship still a Member?
  • Are there any rank restrictions since MOO talks about “role-playing rank” and “character rank”?
  • What if there is a dispute between or over characters on an OOC Ship?

If a FComm wants a more structured environment to handle this kind of role-play, he/she could easily put together a group to make an X-Fleet ship. Purposefully leaving this a gray area has allowed greater flexibility in OOC Ship use over the past three decades; trying to legislate this is going to cause more headaches than it solves.

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