Jamie Hurst

MadHatch

[PRIDE10: WEEK 2] Pride Lands

July 14 2019
What does Pride mean for me?

It means not being afraid of who I am. 

I grew up in the 70's/80's - not the most open time to be gay. Sh*t happened (as it often does in life) and by 90's I was coming to terms with all it (seriously, you don't need the details). In 1995 I was outed by a member of my family. And... Yes, they tried to make it shameful, they wanted me to hide - to change. But I didn't. I ended up having to leave home, leave my DNA family behind. 1995 was the first time I marched in London Pride. I had a boyfriend, I had friends - and for the first time in my life I felt truly alive. I felt like I was free.

No road is without it's bumps, and now in 2019 the world (and I) are different from what they used to be. I don't hide who I am anymore. I am proud to say "husband" to my partner of 17 years. I am proud of the family I now have who loves me for who I am. I am an awesome Gruncle. I am a big softie when it comes to my fur-baby (the destructive little minx). And my husband - I love being able to use that word - my husband is just awesome.

For me, Pride mean being free. Free to love, free to live. Free to be.
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Patrick Aka Trick

trick

Using Pidgin to access Cryptic chat from outside their games

July 14 2019
Hmmm... I honestly don't know if there is some kind of qualifying criteria... I've had a lifetime sub since the first day I started playing. :) I do know other people who don't have one have been able to connect, though.
Ted Hembach

TLara

[PRIDE10: WEEK 2] Pride Lands

July 14 2019
[2:45] T'Lara@TedHembach: Its late here, almost 3 o'clock in the mornin, and I'm gettin kind of nostalgic. Cal ask what Pride means for us. Hm. I wanna tell you something:

[2:45] Gareth@GXV3: ohh

[2:46] T'Lara@TedHembach: It teaches us things. Valuable things. Lessons. About how to get old. When I joined my first SW Pride, I think it was 2014 or 15, I was very new and impressed. Then, a guy named

[2:46] D'na@DanaDark: Is ... Is... this where you profess your love for me?

[2:48] T'Lara@TedHembach: Eurssk, donated me a gift. It was my Sehlat Bok here, named after Sybok, and I was really baffled. It was a Lobi pet, and he gave it to me - just so.

[2:49] Gareth@GXV3: aweeee

[2:49] T'Lara@TedHembach: Today, there was a new fleetie, and he had no swimsuit. So I gave him the Favors needed to buy one. He was a little baffled too, asking 'really? are you sure?'. And i was sure, coz this is our way.

[2:50] D'na@DanaDark: Kiki bought my swimsuit for me. :) the fleet generousity knows no bounds!

[2:51] T'Lara@TedHembach: Now I am the fleetie who gives stuff away, just like Eurssk did it years ago. That how you notice what it means to get older. That one of the lessons, that Pride can teach you. I'm proud.

[2:51] Fanon@audiored: It's a nice and friendly fleet for sure

[2:51] T'Lara@TedHembach: Oh, its the only fleet I wanna be in.

[2:52] Gareth@GXV3: Thats beautiful Tlara.... really is.... your passing the tourch on, one day that new member will hopfully pass the memory of kindness on too and help someone else.

[2:52] Tharil@thunderfoot1007: Hear! Hear!

[2:53] T'Lara@TedHembach: He will for sure.

[2:54] Kira@sellinodan: mhm seems here is neither an exchange nor a tailor  so i'll quickly go and buy a swimmsuit so i might need a reinvitaion lkater!

[2:54] T'Lara@TedHembach: That was a great day today. Glad I could make it, glad you are all here.

[2:55] Gareth@GXV3: here here!!!! another full fun day tomorrow to go too!

[2:55] Tharil@thunderfoot1007: I had fun. Which is what his game is supposed to be about. I had more fun because I got to play STO with friends and Fleeties. Which makes it more fun.

[2:56] D'na@DanaDark: A good community goes a long way indeed.

[2:56] T'Lara@TedHembach: Yay! And you get all the optionals lol.

[3:00] Meow Meow@Simon_Picard: Stonewall fleet has always given me a home ever since I started playing all those years ago. I drift here and there but you've remained a constant and I thank the hard work, dedication and passion of

[3:00] Meow Meow@Simon_Picard: everyone in this fleet, past and present who have made it so.
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Edited July 14 2019 by TLara
Cal

calx

Using Pidgin to access Cryptic chat from outside their games

July 13 2019
i couldn't get this to connect - not authorised
from old websites it was for gold players only then?
Jamie Hurst

MadHatch

[PRIDE10: WEEK 1] Rainbow Away-Team Screenshot Contest

July 13 2019
Sorry I missed this - but just for fun :-)

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Edited July 13 2019 by MadHatch
Patrick Aka Trick

trick

Using Pidgin to access Cryptic chat from outside their games

July 12 2019
I get asked about this one a lot: Is it possible to access chat from games like Neverwinter, STO and Champions Online (and possibly others I don't play) using an external chat program? And if so, how? Well, I just happen to have the answers to those questions.

Cryptic's games use the XMPP protocol (sometimes referred to as "Jabber"). XMPP is a fairly standardized chat protocol set up on public servers, and this means that other programs can be used to connect to it. While there are a lot of chat programs that support XMPP and can be used to connect to chat, my instructions will use Pidgin, since it's the one I use personally.

The first step, of course, is to download Pidgin here: https://pidgin.im/
Click the green download button, then do all the standard program installation stuff.

Once it's installed, you'll need to set up an account to log into Cryptic's XMPP servers.

The settings for the account should look something like this:



  • Protocol needs to be set to "XMPP."
  • Username should be the name you use to login to Cryptic games.
  • Domain must be "crypticspace.com" as shown above.
  • Resource is the name that will appear before the "@" in in-game chat. In my configuration I use "Trick," so when I use Pidgin to chat with people in-game, I appear as "Trick@IMTrick." You can set this to anything you like.
  • Password is the password you use to log into Cryptic's games.

The rest of the settings are optional and I just leave them blank.

Next, click on "Advanced" at the top of the dialog, and check the settings there:

The defaults here are probably fine. I check to make sure the "Connection Security" setting is "Require Encryption," and the Connect Port is 5222. File transfers and BOSH are not used by Cryptic's chat system, so those settings really don't matter.

Once your settings are saved, Pidgin should be able to connect to the server. Now all you need to do is join the channels you want to see in Pidgin. To do that:

  • Select "Buddies" from the Pidgin menu, then "Add Chat"
  • In the dialog that pops up, set Account to the account you set up to log into Cryptic's chat
  • Enter the channel you want to join into the Room field of the form. For example, to join the StonewallFleet channel, enter "StonewallFleet" as the room.
  • Password should be left blank.

If all goes well, you should now be in your chosen channel, and it should appear on your buddy list, under "Chats."


If you want to automatically rejoin that channel ever time you start Pidgin, you can right-click the channel in the buddy list, and select "Auto-Join" if you didn't already select that option when adding it.

Feel free to hit me up if you run into trouble.
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Edited July 12 2019 by trick
Isthisscience

Thval

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

July 12 2019
Hey, I can't make it this weekend as I'll be staying with some friends in Sweden away from STO, but I wanted to say happy pride to y'all and hope it is great.
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Patrick Aka Trick

trick

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

July 11 2019


Star Trek Scavenger Hunt

The #Pride10 scavenger hunt will send you across the galaxy in search of a number of targets, which you are tasked with photographing in the form of screenshots. 

When the event begins, the targets will be posted in Discord. From that point, players will have one hour to find and collect photographic evidence of each target before a one-hour timer expires. At that time, players will have a 15-minute grace period to upload their photos via a private message in Discord.

Targets will have an easy mode worth 1 point, and a hard mode, designated by square brackets, worth 5 points. For example, one of your targets might be:

A [Rose-Colored] Galaxy-Class Cruiser

In this example, one point would be awarded for any screenshot including a Galaxy Class Cruiser, but 5 points would be awarded if it was pink (either because of vanity shields, its paint job, or pink lighting in the zone where it was found -- as long as it fits the description, it counts). Points will be awarded only for one difficulty level -- you cannot get points for both hard mode and easy mode by submitting two screenshots, so don't even think about it, buster.



Rules

The rules are fairly simple:

  • All targets can be found in areas accessible to all players, though some areas may have level requirements or may need to be unlocked through mission progress. However, all areas are fair game. If you can find a target matching the description in an area that's restricted to your faction, for example, that's OK.
  • If you locate a target, you are allowed to tell others where to find it. Or not.
  • Screenshots may be uploaded during the event, or during the 15-minute grace period afterward. Screenshots submitted more than one hour and 15 minutes after the even starts will not count toward your score.


Prizes 

After the contest is complete, not only will you have a collection of screenshots suitable for framing and hanging in your Ready Room, but there are SWCs to be had as well, courtesy of our lovely and talented Resource Department:

1st Place: 5 SWCs
2nd Place: 4 SWCs
3rd Place: 3 SWCs
4th Place: 2 SWCs
5th Place: 1 SWC
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Edited July 11 2019 by trick
Edward Saint Plazma

Saintplazma

I will be back one day

July 07 2019
That docking  bay will  stay  open  till  you can  come  back. All our best.
Cal

calx

I will be back one day

July 04 2019
all the best and until the day till you return we will be waiting!
Ian M. Walker

Michlo

[PRIDE10: WEEK 2] Pride Lands

July 04 2019
Thank you and congratulations to all. :)
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Kieran

Kierix

I will be back one day

July 04 2019
will always be here if you need us!
Brian

DrTheopolis

I will be back one day

July 04 2019
See you soon, and until then... be well.

Doc
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Nick Swinford

NicholasJohn16

I will be back one day

July 04 2019
Hope things get better. We'll keep a light on for you.
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Lars Zandor

Lars_Zandor

I will be back one day

July 03 2019
Totally understandable! Thank you for letting us know you're okay!
We're here when you get back.

Good luck to you and junior!
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Viridian Green

viridian74

I will be back one day

July 03 2019
Life sometimes means boldly going where you thought you could never go, and I did. I am a single parent now, things are chaotic and ugly, but once junior and me have a safe place to call our own, and I have reliable access to the net again, I will be back. In the meantime, I want to thank all the wonderful people I met in the fleet for your kindness, patience and all the fun. Fly safe!
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Kevin Van Eeten

Chipz416

A favour please.

July 03 2019
Done, and good luck to your sister!
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Ian M. Walker

Michlo

A favour please.

July 03 2019
Hiya,

Would you please consider doing me a favour and voting for my sister's book for the cover of the month?

https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/5082/?fbclid=IwAR3dmP8NRvRGvyHQWO5piFqRrl8BMF2cuF3jDgY06dHFrNcwRCP5iMNuIfA

At the time of this post, she is in 10th place and I'd really like to see her get higher.  It would undoubtedly give her a boost in mood and perhaps exposure.

Thank you.
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[PRIDE10: WEEK 2] Pride Lands

July 02 2019
Quote by calx
If you didn't enter, even if you may feel that you have nothing to be proud of


Yeah that's why I ultimately gave up
Gareth GXV3

GXV3

[PRIDE10: WEEK 2] Pride Lands

July 02 2019
Ohhh!! your ALL winners!!! what a great decision!!
No judging needed, these were great posts and i truly enjoyed them a lot.
 Very inspiring and some interesting and different life steps in your historys. 

#Pride10
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