Welcome to the USS Pandora!

Welcome to the USS Pandora!



Trek Into the Wild

The USS Pandora is a Play By Nova Star Trek Simulation game, where players are thrust into an exciting adventure to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.



We are a newly built Luna Class Federation Starship travelling the dangerous and unknown territories of the Inconnu Expanse, as part of Bravo Fleet's 72nd Task Force,in the year 2388. We are a vessel designed for long-term, multipurpose missions into unchartered territory. On our journeys we will contact new species, establish a Federation presence in a hostile region, come into conflict with the known and unknown, investigate and discover spacial anomalies, while unravelling the secrets of the treacherous Inconnu region. As a member of this crew, you are the audience, the writers, and the history-makers of the USS Pandora. Every Player onboard this ship can contribute to our missions, plot discussions, personal stories, and the legacy of this fine vessel.

Sometimes we may know our destination, sometimes just an inkling of a pathway - either way it is up to us as a crew to make this journey together.




Are Your Brave Enough To Join Us?

We require Chief Officers for the following departments:



Engineering
Intelligence
Flight Control / Helm
Diplomacy
Stellar Cartography

We also require Assistant Chiefs and Department Staff for all Departments, as well as our extensive new Recreation Deck facilities.


JOIN TODAY!


"We are seeking bold explorers, curious scientists, brave warriors, and dependable officers for a brand new deep-space mission into unchartered and dangerous territory. The Pandora welcomes all willing and passionate writers to join our growing community and contribute to our unique stories." 

- Lieutenant Commander Temple, Commanding Officer



Latest News Items

» Cailus Griffin - TF72's Player of the Month

Posted on Sat Feb 18th, 2017 @ 1:15am by Commander Nycolas Temple in General News

It is with great honour that I can share our very own Cailus Griffin has been awarded Task Force 72's Player of the Month Award.

Suliac/Mr Griffin was nominated because he consistently creates well-crafted, realistic, and character-focused posts for the sim, as well as having one of the highest activity levels onboard. Griffin is regularly initiating posts with other players, creating storylines, providing ideas, and actively contributing to the wider sim.

You can view the full announcement here.

Entirely well deserved recognition for a wonderfully talented player.

CONGRATULATIONS!


» New Fleet Management System

Posted on Sun Jan 22nd, 2017 @ 5:29am by Commander Nycolas Temple in Website Update

Greetings Crew, here's a message from Bravo Fleet:

Over a decade ago, Bravo Fleet launched the Task Force Management System (TFMS). While TFMS has served us well, the Fleet's needs have grown. We've made adjustments to TFMS and launched new services like the FNS, but ultimately the needs for a more comprehensive overhaul has become evident. And so today, it is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of the Bravo Fleet Management System, a system that:

+ replaces TFMS, the bravofleet.com homepage, the Fleet News Service, the Hall of Honours, and the Bravo Fleet Graphics site;
+ adds new features for every player in our Fleet such as a player dossier (with all of your awards and characters) and service requests; and
+ will someday serve as a single point of access to all of Bravo Fleet's core internet services through a centralized Bravo Fleet account.

BFMS goes live today!



What you need to do:



1) Create your Account on the new BFMS

2) Create your Characters (from the Pandora and any other sims you may be on.)

That's it!

The sooner everyone adds their characters to the BFMS, I can add you to the Pandora manifest on the new system.

If you need any assistance, please feel free to PM me. You can view the full announcement HERE!


» Congratulations!

Posted on Fri Jan 20th, 2017 @ 5:57am by Commander Nycolas Temple in General News

It is with great pride that I can announce the USS Pandora has won Task Force 72's Similation of the Month Award. We received the award due to our strong activity since launching and for taking off with our first mission.

You can view the announcement here:
http://forum.bravofleet.com/forum/announcements/award-announcements/23125-december-monthly-awards

As I said at the start of the month, I am extremely thankful that you all chose to join the Pandora and have contributed so much already to this new sim. This award is a recognition of your involvement and work over the past month and as your CO, I couldn't be prouder to captain this crew.

So let's celebrate the honour of this win and get stuck into our fantastic posts again.

Congratulations to you all - the crew of the Award Winning USS Pandora.

Cheers
AJ


» We apologise for the inconvenience

Posted on Mon Jan 16th, 2017 @ 9:21am by Commander Nycolas Temple in General News

Hello crew,

It appears we are hopefully back up and running again after the server move. To explain, Bravo Fleet Admirality had to move to everything BF related (the main site, forums, and sims hosted by BF, like ours), to a larger and more dependable server. This was undertaken after consideration of the performance, reliability and sustainability of the Fleet's infrastructure demands for the future of our Fleet.

Unfortunately, as explained by our Lt. General P'Trell, a blizzard knocked out the power to an admin who was working on the migration, causing problems to hosted sim sites and the BF forums. Thus we experienced the problems on the Pandora site over the weekend.

Bravo Fleet Admirality, Lt. General P'Trell, and myself extend our sincere apologies for the interruption to your simming experience and thank you for your patience while we resolved the issues. If you have any further questions, queries, or complaints please don't hesitate to contact me.

There may still be some gremlins in the system and please report them if you experience any problems.

However, let's get back to writing and creating those wonderful posts you've been making.

Regards,
AJ
Cmdr Temple


» Sim Update and CO's Appreciation

Posted on Sun Jan 1st, 2017 @ 4:36am by Commander Nycolas Temple in General News

Greetings Pandorans,

As it is the start of the new month, I'm due to write my monthly CO report and this will be my first for the newly relaunched USS Pandora. I will also use this time to post updates on sim progress, new ideas, any changes, etc.

Crew Awards

In future, I hope to implement a monthly Crew Awards to recognise the hard work, creative writing, and invaluable contributions of our crew. They'll be different categories and a way in which you can be involved in the process too. We're only just getting started and I know folks are still busy with the holiday season so we won't be introducing that just yet.

Instead, I wanted to take some time to thank you guys for coming onboard and highlighting just a couple of crew members whom deserve individual recognition from our first month.

A Captain's Thanks

Firstly, to all of you. Whether you were here from the start of the relaunch or just joined a couple of days ago, I cannot express enough my deepest appreciation for you joining the Pandora. I do not take it for granted for one second that out of all the sims and ships out there, you chose to make this your home. And you've all graciously dived into writing and contributing to the sim so effortlessly, and for that I want to thank you.

As I keep saying, we're only just getting started but already I'm seeing personal storylines, comradery, and now a secondary objective to our service. I hope we maintain that enthusiasm and really build a new legacy for the relaunched Pandora.

To my XO

Ray, I really can't thank you enough for your support and guidance, both before taking on this project and for coming onboard as Executive Officer. Obviously many of the crew feel the same way, and hence followed you here as well; a very clear sign of a good player and friend. I don't know where the Pandora would be without you. I hope we have many more adventures together.

Favorite Posts

I want to give a shoutout to Shae and Calius for their series of back-posts detailing their shore leave on Earth. As I say, I love when players really delve into their characters and create a real life for them. These two have brought a nuanced, original, and compelling story arc to the Pandora that I've enjoyed reading. I especially liked the "Just another day on Mars" post, both for it's realism and poignancy.

Please keep them coming!

Ground control to Major Tom

Tom aka the Major, you've come on board with such enthusiasm and ideas, and we've already created a new plot point for the sim as a result. I look forward to seeing what the Marines will bring to the Pandora.

2017
Looking ahead, we'll probably spend the next week or so finalising all our crew arrival, welcome aboard posts. The next step is sailing the Pandora to Corridor, during which we'll have individual and group briefings and starting work in our respective departments. The third stage is entering the Expanse, which will be a whole-sim post, and will conclude the "New Moon Rises" mission.

Feedback and Help
I encourage everyone to contribute to the Mission Discussion thread, to give ideas, discuss issues, and what you think your character would do during the upcoming events. Please give any and all feedback, it is unreservedly welcomed.

If you have any concerns, queries, or questions, PM me at any time. I am here for you, I work for you, my job is to make this the best simming experience possible. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need something.

Looking forward to 2017!
Cheers,
AJ


Latest Mission Posts

» Butterflies and Hurricanes

Mission: New Moon Rising
Posted on Sun Feb 26th, 2017 @ 10:08am by Commander Nycolas Temple & Lieutenant Commander Janet Glyndar & Lieutenant Commander Owen Nash & Major Leo Haliwell Sr. & Lieutenant Kalin 'Shae' Brennan PhD & Lieutenant Van Kolbeck & Lieutenant Katniss Wakefield & Lieutenant JG Cailus Griffin & Ensign Machwen Adaestron & Lieutenant Laurel Oakley MD & Captain Bethany Wallace

Nycolas Temple had been busy arranging chairs and snacks for the Pandora's first senior crew briefing, and his first as Captain of this fine vessel. Truth be told, he was more anxious about the mission specs that he was about to reveal than actually holding the meeting itself. After the…


» Better The Devil You Know

Mission: New Moon Rising
Posted on Sat Feb 25th, 2017 @ 2:31am by Commander Nycolas Temple & Lieutenant Commander Janet Glyndar

With the Pandora now on her way to the Carnwennan Corridor, Temple was pleased with how the launch operations had gone, and the crew's preparations to face the difficult task ahead. Wanting to ensure the next phase of their mission went off just as smoothly, Nyx had scheduled a meeting…


» Got Milk?

Mission: New Moon Rising
Posted on Sat Feb 25th, 2017 @ 2:24am by Lieutenant Commander Janet Glyndar & Lieutenant Kalin 'Shae' Brennan PhD

Typically, when boarding a new ship, it was standard procedure to check in with the ship's Executive Officer before settling in to unpack, though for Shae, she had been met by the Captain in the shuttlebay, so that kind of put a kink in standard procedure. Even still, she felt…


» Carve Away the Stone

Mission: New Moon Rising
Posted on Tue Feb 21st, 2017 @ 3:07am by Lieutenant JG Cailus Griffin & Commander Nycolas Temple

It was a quietly regimented afternoon in the Security precinct of the Pandora as Commander Temple exited the turbolift and strolled towards the training room. There was a very small silver box in his hand containing a significant reward for Cailus and Nyx wanted to ensure the department was there…


» Necessary Matters

Mission: New Moon Rising
Posted on Sat Feb 18th, 2017 @ 7:33pm by Lieutenant Kalin 'Shae' Brennan PhD & Lieutenant Van Kolbeck

The doors to Sickbay swished open and a new face stepped hesitantly in. Shae was not overly fond of anything medically related, so it had taken her a while to work up the nerve to finally report in for her boarding physical. She also had with her a frightened little…