Welcome to the U.S.S. Hope!

What does a beacon of light have in common with life saving research? Hope. Come take part in the adventures and challenges that arise while serving aboard a truly unique vessel.

The USS Hope is a medical vessel specializing in medical research, emergency evacuations, scientific research and planetary aid. She operates within the Inconnu Expanse and her crew has dedicated themselves to treating everyone equally be they Romulan, Klingon, Tribble or Federation. A part of Bravofleets 72nd Task Force, she's an old vessel with creaks and things that go bump in the night but she still has some life in her, come bring that life to her and be a part of a piece of history.

Latest News Items

» A friendly reminder.

Posted on Wed Jul 16th, 2014 @ 9:09pm by Lieutenant Maxwell McNeil in General News

Just wanted to drop every one a friendly reminder. If you want to continue on with the Hope I need to hear from you by the 20th. So that I can plan accordingly. So far I have only heard from one person. While I am here let me clarify one thing. If I do not hear from you by the 20th I will take your silence as a vote to go.

I don't want to come off as overbearing or anything like that I just need to know what's what so that we can move forward. I have been busy behind the scenes to get us where we need to be and I have forgotten what it can be like being on the other side of this and is unacceptable .

Shortly after I joined the Akagi there was a change of command due to the CO not having the time needed to run a sim. So I do know what it is like to be to be in the dark waiting for the details to be ironed out. So if anyone has questions about the process just ask.

AKA: Lt. Commander Maxwell McNeil

» Where we stand

Posted on Mon Jul 14th, 2014 @ 3:56am by Lieutenant Maxwell McNeil in General News

I have just received an E-Mail from Vice Admiral Bradley J. Harrison (the TF 72 CO) and my character has been promoted to Lt. Commander and given command of the Hope. Since this site is owned by the previous CO I will be setting up the new hope for the Hope and transferring what few posts we have to the new site. Once the new site is up and running I will start a recruitment drive to fill out the crew roister.

Right now I need to hear from those who still want to be part of the Hope. Nothing fancy just drop me a note with your name, character name and whether you are staying or not. To keep us rolling I must require you let me know your intentions by the 20th of this month. That is little over a week.

We are defiantly moving in the right direction and it will not be long be fore we are out there boldly going.

AKA. Lt. Commander Maxwell McNeil

» Clarification about switching

Posted on Mon Jun 16th, 2014 @ 3:17am by Lieutenant Commander James Merritt in Website Update

Since I know there may be some who would also like clarification, I'm sending out another announcement about this.

SMF = Simple Machines Forum, it is a forum system that I am very much familiar with. It's a wonderful system that is also very flexible.

Reasons being:
* Open forum for discussions pertaining to everything and anything
* Mission Posts/personal logs/etc. (one can enable notifications to be emailed whenever someone posts in missions posts/personal logs/etc. relatively easily)
* I am not planning on having it setup as hundreds of sub forums for locations, it's going to be a simple setup: Sim Info, Mission Posts, Personal Logs, General Discussion, Announcements, etc.
* Easy to moderate, modify, etc.

I can assure you this is not going to be a major change. Many of the items that are liked about NOVA are included, (such as receiving notifications of new missions postings and news, etc.) It just takes a few extra mouse clicks to get it working. Posting is also not that much different.

if you wish to get a feel for the software you can log into my test bed/backup right here: http://usshope.createaforum.com with the username: testuser and the password: test

I promise you I am going to make this as seamless as possible for you all.


» Switching from SMS to PBF

Posted on Mon Jun 16th, 2014 @ 2:12am by Lieutenant Commander James Merritt in Website Update

Hey everyone, don't let your heart skip a beat now. I've discovered some problems between my web host and NOVA (mainly just the fact that they don't tend to play along nicely). The other sad part is that it's a lot easier for me to maintain a forum than it is to tackle NOVA. So in due time I'll be switching the website over from NOVA to SMF. I will be backing up all missions posts (that are posted) and creating your accounts.

Just wanted to give you a heads up.


» Fixed Sample Post displaying on rosters

Posted on Wed Apr 23rd, 2014 @ 1:06am by Lieutenant Commander James Merritt in Website Update

Also, not trying to spam your emails, but I have also just fixed the problem with the sample post displaying in the rosters page. So we hopefully shouldn't see any more sample posts taking up the rosters!


Latest Mission Posts

» "The arrival of Dr. Vanth - Part 2"

Mission: Dissatisfaction
Posted on Thu Jun 26th, 2014 @ 5:49pm by Lieutenant Dr. Farkas Vanth D.V.M., M.D. & Lieutenant Maxwell McNeil

((OOC Vanth: Weell if we're going to be moving soon, I don't know where to write this, so I am putting this here AND sending it to your e-mail. Also, I suggest you keep a file on your computer of this whole thing, and I will do the same for…

» "The arrival of Dr. Vanth - Part 1"

Mission: Dissatisfaction
Posted on Thu Jun 12th, 2014 @ 8:01pm by Lieutenant Dr. Farkas Vanth D.V.M., M.D. & Lieutenant Maxwell McNeil

The doors to sickbay opened and Lieutenant Maxwell entered with a rag rapped around his right hand. "Dr. Vanth are you around?" He called out.

"There is no such person on board" replied the computer.

"That is odd." Max said to himself. According to the arrival schedule the Ship's Chief…

» For whom the bell tolls....

Mission: Dissatisfaction
Posted on Wed May 7th, 2014 @ 1:56pm by Lieutenant Samantha Allen Lt(Jg)

Location: USS Hope / Proxima Spacedock
Stardate: 2388
Time: 23.16 hrs.
Location: Jefferies Tube Complex 7a / Junction 4 / Deck 14

Lt(jg) Samantha Allen crouched crow – like in the opening of one Jefferies tube, where a complex of two tubes intersected a vertical shaft, her head cocked slightly…

» Be free!

Mission: Dissatisfaction
Posted on Wed Apr 23rd, 2014 @ 12:43am by Lieutenant Commander James Merritt

James entered the Officers mess, looking around realizing the crews cleaning up the ship did a decent job. He walked over to the table and sat down with his PADD in his hand. Not feeling hungry at the moment he went through the daily reports, each one from the past…

» Descent

Mission: Dissatisfaction
Posted on Sat Apr 12th, 2014 @ 3:57pm by Lieutenant Samantha Allen Lt(Jg)

Location : "USS Hope" / Proxima Spacedock
Stardate : 2388
Time: 21:10 Hrs.
Location: Forward magazine / Deck 24

"I'm telling you straight Lieutenant." The Master Chief glowered with his squat back to Sam, "No amount of simulations mean squat when your irons are in the fire."

Lt Samantha Allen's…

Latest Personal Logs

» Docking

Posted on Tue Jun 10th, 2014 @ 12:17am by Lieutenant Dr. Farkas Vanth D.V.M., M.D.

Dr. Vanth waited in the back of the shuttle Faith for the docking procedure to finish.

“Personal Log, stardate 51406.09. We have established that we will need to attempt an seldom-used docking method. Lee will circle the shuttle around to the engineering section and use the small docking port on…

» Holding Pattern

Posted on Tue Jun 3rd, 2014 @ 11:19pm by Lieutenant Dr. Farkas Vanth D.V.M., M.D.

Dr. Vanth waited in the back of the shuttle Faith while their pilot and the XO were trying to determine how to get them all aboard.

“Personal Log, stardate 51406.03. We have finally arrived to the U.S.S. Hope, only to find the Shuttle Bay doors will not open. It appears…

» Anticipation

Posted on Sat Apr 12th, 2014 @ 5:13am by Lieutenant Dr. Farkas Vanth D.V.M., M.D.

STARFLEET HEADQUARTERS - Branch Office / BETAZED - Officer Housing

STARDATE – 51403.12

“Hope, secure following log entry until further notice.”

“Personal log, it seems I and Ms Hope have been mysteriously pulled into an alternate reality by an little known race that occupies a dimension in subspace. With Hope's…

» Cernik's Log-01: Transfer

Posted on Sun Feb 9th, 2014 @ 4:46am by Lieutenant JG Tereza Cernik

Well it looks like Starfleet finally remembered that I'm, you know, still a part of it. They just now got around to giving me my transfer orders, which is a shame because I really getting used to Risa. Thankfully I won't be going through the Bajoran Wormhole for years on…