So its been about 18 months since I gave up guild and website work in favour of real life challenges such as starting a new contracting business and then landing a new job.
In that time it seems lots has changed in Star Trek Online, Star Citizen and now Elite Dangerous has entered the mix of standard games.
I'm happy to see on the discord "servers", I'll come back to this point at a later date, that some old faces have returned or are still around.
It was about this time 6 years ago that Ausmonauts began. After one member of our former Star Trek Online fleet, was treated extremely unfairly and subsequently expelled from that fleet, the founders banded together to form a new fleet that would stand by each other and value the opinion of the members.
While there was of course disagreements, we all understood the motto: Harden the F*** Up and have a Mug'o'Concrete. These ideas helped keep Ausmonauts together in those early years.
We tried to be fair, accomadating and inclusive to all. We tried to get everyone on Ventrillio, one Ventrillio voice server that is, as often as possible so people became less obscure to each other and more human...
Jump to today, and after nearly 18 months absent I find a fleet devided.
Forgotten are the ideals of being inclusive, taking one of the chin and moving on, not holding grudges and trying to remember we are here to have fun. As the members split out into many games, all equal in thier own right, respect for other peoples choices and opinions must be maintained.
For you never know when you will run into someone online again, so why not try to treat everyone fairly instead of following in the foot steps of so many before you and just be another bastard?
To all Ausmonauts new and old, Harden up Princess and have fun!!!