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Connie Zinser

aetios

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 25 2022
Quote by thunderfoot1007
Just submitted my entry

EDIT: I've spent a few hours searching the map for the best lighting for a glamour shot and I've found it. Fleet Colony Space. The lighting is even and uniform. Shadows are limited to essential ones used to define the mass of an object. The lighting picks up even the smallest of details on a ship. So I'm recommending using fleet Colony Space for your entry for Ships of Stonewall 2022.


Honestly, that's entirely fair, I personally went with a picture in sector space, surrounded by the Briar Patch. The lighting isn't even, but I liked the aesthetic of the cloud putting the lights on my ship into even more emphasis. That's just personal preference, though.
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Rich Ryan

thunderfoot1007

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 25 2022
Just submitted my entry

EDIT: I've spent a few hours searching the map for the best lighting for a glamour shot and I've found it. Fleet Colony Space. The lighting is even and uniform. Shadows are limited to essential ones used to define the mass of an object. The lighting picks up even the smallest of details on a ship. So I'm recommending using fleet Colony Space for your entry for Ships of Stonewall 2022.
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Dave (Voleron)

Voleron

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 24 2022
Submitted mine!

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Rich Ryan

thunderfoot1007

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 24 2022
Attention, Intendent Image Submitters!

The following settings in STO will ensure the best quality image of your Pride and Joy! Some of you know about these already and some of you do not. The settings are listed in STO Wiki. However, they are buried deep in the appropriate section and are not obvious without a significant, time-consuming search. 

Please note some of these settings are very GPU/CPU intensive. The higher value inputs may cause older graphics cards and computers to stutter badly, to lock up, or to overheat until shutdown or damage occurs. Please exercise good judgement and common sense if you choose to use them.

I've no knowledge about using these settings on Console. I assume they're available since STO is almost a direct port to Console. I suggest any Console user please read the advice above before using these settings.

On to the Settings! I'm posting these so the commands can be copy/pasted with minimal effort. 
 
In the Chat Box type the following. Upon completing entry of the command, press Enter . The command will take effect immediately so be prepared.

 /renderscale X - This increases/decreases the screen resolution. X is a numeric value. The default value is 1 or 2. 4 will give you the highest resolution. I do my glamour shots with 4 and then promptly reset the resolution back to 1.

/setregionfov Space XX and /setregionfov Ground XX - These increase/decrease the distance from the screen your ship or character appears. XX is a numeric value. The default setting is 55. The minimum (closest) setting I've been able to use with a ship is 20. I tried 15 once for the Ground setting hoping I could eliminate my character from view for a more immersive experience. No joy.

/screenshot_jpg - This copies the image to your screenshots folder in STO. I prefer a .jpg format for the image. It is possible to capture a .png format image. However doing so, while enhancing the image quite nicely, also greatly increases the file size.

The order I enter these commands in is /renderscale X, then /setregionfov Space(or Ground) XX, then /screenshot_jpg. When I am done taking screenies, I immediately reset both /renderscale X and /setregionfov Space(or Ground) to their default settings. These are: /renderscale 1 and /setregionfov Space(or Ground) 55.

To locate that awesome image you just pressed prt sc for, look inside your Star Trek Online folder for the folder marked screenshots. The default location of screenshots in my laptop (WIN 11) is This PC > OS (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Star Trek Online_en > Star Trek Online > Live > screenshots.
I've no idea where the screenshots are on Console but again, I'm going to assume they're in a similar location.

Some humble suggestions from someone who likes taking screenshots and wants yours to turn out the best they can be.
1) Take lots of images. Sounds obvious, doesn't it? Surprised at how many people think the perfect shot is gonna happen with just one take.
2) "Action" shots are a lot more difficult to get but they're not impossible. Just takes practice.
3) When taking an "Action" shot, the best view is from the enemy's perspective.
4) Don't forget about the lighting. Your treasured beauty can look a bit meh above Earth Space Dock. Same ship above Bajor can look ab-fab.

Last thing: May I please have an Admin pin this post in this thread? I want everyone to send in the best possible image they can. I'm hoping this advice helps with that.
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Cal

calx

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 16 2022
Quote by Balduranne
Do they have to be new screenshots, or can I reuse some of my old beautyshots that I kept? Asking since I no longer have STO installed.

Yes you can use old ones :)

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 15 2022
Do they have to be new screenshots, or can I reuse some of my old beautyshots that I kept? Asking since I no longer have STO installed.
Cal

calx

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 14 2022
Quote by Gamerchelle
Out of curiosity, how many ships are we allowed to submit? Are we restricted to one? I could potentially submit four, all of them with detailed ship and crew info.


This will depend on how many we get ultimately - feel free to submit all four, marking one as your flagship to definitely have that one included :)

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Michelle C.M.

Gamerchelle

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 14 2022
Out of curiosity, how many ships are we allowed to submit? Are we restricted to one? I could potentially submit four, all of them with detailed ship and crew info.
Cal

calx

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 13 2022
Quote by aetios
Sorry to ask, but what qualifies as a 'good quality' image? I know it's a dumb question, just want to make sure before I bother you.


Not a bother :) It's a high resolution image (such as a 2000x1000 and above pixel size), to ensure the image looks crisp and clear in the final publication!

Connie Zinser

aetios

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 13 2022
Sorry to ask, but what qualifies as a 'good quality' image? I know it's a dumb question, just want to make sure before I bother you.
Cal

calx

You are invited to the Ships of Stonewall 2022 yearbook!

November 13 2022
We are now in the final weeks of 2022 and here at the Stonewall Times, we wanted to commemorate the adventures that your captains and their flagships have been on throughout the year with a special feature!

We are pleased to invite you to be included in our inaugural SHIPS of STONEWALL!

*

We can all appreciate the gorgeousness of the starships that we fly in STO! They are indeed a work of art and it becomes a joy flying them through space, be it exploring or in our battles! This will be a PDF book showcasing these, the flagships of our wonderful fleet of members as well as our extended armada buddies, and the yearbook will serve as our 2022 family album which we can all get to read over the holiday period, subject to our team's availability along with timely submissions. 

INSTRUCTIONS TO TAKE PART:
1. Take a good quality image of your ship

2. Take a good quality image of your captain &/or crew

3. State your Captain's name & rank, and crew details too if applicable

4. Provide the following details :
  • Ship name
  • Ship class
  • Ship registry
  • Any special or defining features/characteristics
  • Current Fleet attached to (e.g. Deep Space Stonewall), or;
  • Current Armada Fleet, if applicable


5. Provide any Captain's Log excerpts (optional) - feel free to highlight the adventures of your ship and crew and limit these to 3 or 4 paragraphs. Some ideas to include:
  • Write a mini biography for your captain and crew, and/or a small except of your captain's logs of adventures throughout 2022. 
  • Did you get a newly commissioned flagship this year?
  • What is the reason, or backstory, for your ship's name?
  • What spatial anomalies did you encounter? 
  • Which species made your captain spill their coffee (or tea)?
  • With whom did you make first...or even second contacts? 
  • Where did you boldly pew pew? And; 
  • With what new upgraded gold-border MK XX mods? 


6. Send your submissions via
  • [Discord - PREFERRED] Direct message the above information and files to Cal#9129 via Discord
  • [SGN Forum thread] Reply to this thread - note that this means your entry will be seen by others first, rather than on publication in the book


DEADLINE
In order to ensure that our team can include your submission in the yearbook, please submit your contributions by Sunday 18th December to help us meet our publication timeline to release by New Year's Eve. 

We hope that you are as excited as we are to produce this, our first ever yearbook, and look forward to seeing your contributions!

*screenshot credit THEBORGQUEEN

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danielcooks1991

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October 18 2022
I have Pokemon Lets Go, Animal Crossing, and Star Wars Jedi Knight too.

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Official Crew Skill Tracker

October 17 2022
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Multiplayer Games You Are Playing?

August 29 2022
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Dave (Voleron)

Voleron

Writing Contest: Sagas of Sorrow

August 08 2022

WINNERS ANNOUNCED!


I'd like to sincerely thank everyone for entering our "Sagas of Sorrow" writing contest.  We've arrived at our winners, with two of us reading each entry and scoring every story from 1-10 in three categories: creativity, detail & impact.  The top six entries were separated by only fractions of a point and two entries tied for second place.  While not every entry could come out in the top three, know that we thoroughly enjoyed each and every one and would like to thank everyone who shared their amazing talents with us!  We'll do another writing event again later this year!  We'll be in touch with those who have won prizes in the days to come. 


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Multiplayer Games You Are Playing?

August 02 2022
Thanks for giving us Amazing info.
Dave (Voleron)

Voleron

Writing Contest: Sagas of Sorrow

August 01 2022

Writing Contest Now Closed!


Thank you to everyone who entered our writing contest!  Entries are now closed and we'll be enjoying your submissions over the course of this next week.  Winners will be announced by Sunday, August 7, 2022!  

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Chris  Swinford

WildChicago493

Writing Contest: Sagas of Sorrow

August 01 2022
@writingcontest (Outriders)

“Please don't do it,” Sam says to Hendrik as they play cops and robbers. 


“Too bad if you didn't want to do the time you shouldn't have done the crime,” Hendrik playfully responds, giggling. Putting Sam’s arms behind his back, Hendrik starts to put the handcuffs on Sam shortly before being called in for dinner.

“Yes, Mom,” Sam replies, looking at Hendrik. “Time to eat.” The boys rush inside to eat, quickly jumping into their seats. “What’s for dinner?” Sam asks. 

“Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans with biscuits hun,” Mom replies as she hands out plates for them. Shortly after dinner, it's time for Hendrik to go home so he says his goodbyes and gets on his bike to go get ready for bed. 

Being yelled at to wake up, Hendrik gets up in a rush. “What's going on?!” He exclaims.  

No response. He quickly gets dressed and runs into the living room. There it was - the reason he was woken up. A national emergency alert on the T.V. 

“Come in here to help! We have to leave!” His father yells from the kitchen. From the living room, Hendrik could see his father quickly packing the canned goods into a large bag.

“Wait, what about Sam?” Hendrik fearfully responds. 

“Don't worry about him! You know the drill - we will see him at the checkpoint.”
—-
BOOM.

The loud explosion roughly pulled Hendrik back to the present, out of his childhood memory. 

The lead car was hit with an RPG. The convoy stops as his men rush out of the cars to defend their position, with a few of them falling before they were able to get completely out of the vehicles. He climbs out of the vehicle and gets behind the mounted machine gun in order to provide covering fire to the survivors. As he fires the weapon, he searches for a more defensible position for his men. 

When his soldiers finally make it to cover, they in turn provide cover for him while he disabled the heavy guns and brought the weapons to them.

“Ava, hand me the radio,” Hendrik commanded. 

Ava pulled out the radio. It had been shot.

Hendrik grabbed the radio and threw it in anger. “Looks like no backup is coming,” he tells his squad. “We just have to try and survive.”

The squad fought valiantly for hours, killing over double what they had lost. But at the end of the day, it wasn’t enough - they only had so much ammo.  

Hendrik looks at the bodies laying around him and then to the remaining three members of his convoy. “I will put it to a vote. Majority rules. We surrender or die fighting. For all those who want to surrender, raise your left hand. Those who want to die fighting, raise the right.”

Two raised their hands - one left, one right. All eyes went to the remaining man.

“So, what’s it going to be private?”

The private looks around and ponders for a moment, before raising his left hand. 

Moments after surrendering, the men are bound in zip ties, on their knees in front of the enemy convoy. A man walks up to the surrendered prisoners and takes off his mask. 

It is Sam.

“Nice to see you again,” Hendrik says. 

“Kill them all!” Sam shouts at his troops, but looks at Hendrik. “Except this one. He is mine.”

A series of gunshots ring out as Hendrik yells “NOOOO.”

Sam turns around and removes his weapons and gear before placing them on the ground. He faces Hendrik once more. “Stand up.”

Hendrik looks up at Sam. “Please, don’t do it…”
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Writing Contest: Sagas of Sorrow

August 01 2022
“Please, don’t do it!” screamed Dwight as Trickster raised his bat overhead. He lay on the cold wet ground, his elbows digging into the dirt as he propped himself up again the pallet. He had thrown it down to protect himself from the psychopath chasing him, but Ji-Woon Hak had seen it coming and countered the move. Dwight’s mind game had failed.
 
Feeling generous and knowing his prey was well trapped, Hak lowered his bat and knelt down in front of him. He grabbed Dwight’s chin with his hand and looked him right in the eye. The terror in his eyes, welling with tears, excited Hak in ways he didn’t fully understand. He leaned in to kiss Dwight; his hands begun running down the man’s body who was paralyzed with fear; feeling his slender frame, caressing his flat stomach and moving below his waist. Just before their lips kissed with one quick movement, Hak lifted Dwight onto his shoulder and started carrying him to a nearby shack.
 
With Dwight still on his shoulder, Ji-Woon entered the shack and descended into the basement where four sharp hooks awaited Dwight. Hak thrust Dwight onto the nearest hook. Dwight couldn’t even comprehend the pain as the rusty metal pierced his chest. He let out a blood curdling scream. When he came to, he could still see the maniac in front of him. Some other poor souls trapped in this realm had told Dwight the killer’s name was the Trickster. He seemed to enjoy Dwight’s pain. Trickster gently touched the face of his new prize. Once he had settled on the hook, the killer ran off back upstairs, laughing manically all the way.

David had seen Trickster chasing Dwight and had tried to intervene. He’d attempted to get in the way and take the killer’s attention, even get hit instead of Dwight, but the Trickster wouldn’t take the bait. He had to watch helplessly from the sidelines. He hid just out of sight waiting to rescue Dwight when he could. Ever since the moment they’d met, David wanted nothing, but to protect Dwight, but deep down he’d hoped they’d escape this eternal trap together.
 
Dwight had met David what seemed like years ago, but he knew it’d only been a matter of weeks. How many trials had they been through? How many times had they narrowly escaped death together? He wasn’t even sure at this point. All he knew was that David had always been there for him since they first ran into each other. Time and time again, David had swooped in, saved him at the last second, wrapped Dwight in his strong safe arms and carried him to safety. Dwight never would have made it this far without him.
 
David knew the killer would be coming back. With Dwight safely off the hook, he grabbed his hand and led him quickly up and out of the basement. They found a secluded spot in a bush in an unremarkable corner and David started to take inventory. Dwight was badly hurt, but not completely in disrepair. Dwight sat shacking and whimpered softly from the pain; David had to help him. He’d found a medkit in a nearby chest and started treating Dwight. He used some bandages and a needle and thread to patch up the wound in Dwight’s chest. Using some styptic agent on the scraps and cuts helped stop the bleeding. He could use a good doctor, but for now, Dwight was going to be okay and that put David at ease.
 
They both relaxed, as much as they could, in the safety of their bush.
 
“Thank you,” Dwight winced, “for saving me again.” A small smile crept across his face.
 
“It’s no problem. That’s what I’m here for.” David smiled back, gazing into Dwight’s eyes. “You should try to get some sleep while you can. I think we’re safe here for now. I’ll keep a look out.”
 
Dwight nodded. He was exhausted and in no condition to argue. He leaned up against David and went out like a light. David couldn’t see much from his vantage point, but his uncanny premonition of danger had kept him safe thus far. Dwight had only been asleep a few moments before he turned over in his sleep; wrapping his arms around David. David put his arms around Dwight and pulled him in closer. Dwight rest his head on David’s strong chest. David ran his hand through Dwight’s soft hair. Feeling Dwight’s lean body against his was almost intoxicating. Having the object of his obsession so close to him was almost more than he could bare. Trapped in this never-ending nightmare, he was so glad they’d at least found each other. Before meeting each other, David had thought about just giving up. He couldn’t keep going anymore, but after meeting Dwight he had something to live for again. He had something to fight for. As the adrenaline in David’s body began to wane, it became harder and harder for him to keep his eyes open. He was exhausted from an earlier chase with Trickster and desperately needed to rest too. He drifted off to sleep with Dwight resting in his arms.
 
David’s entire body jerked. Something was coming. Off in the distance, ever so faintly, he could hear the pitter patter of Trickster running. He was close and getting closer. Dwight had woken up when David jumped. His heart was pounding. They both quickly crouched and scouted they area. David grabbed Dwight’s hand again and led him to a nearby locker. Hopefully, this would keep them safe. David opened the door and stepped inside. He grabbed Dwight and pulled him in too and closed the door. He looked down at Dwight, who was so perfectly nested against his body he couldn’t stand it any longer. He leaned in and kissed Dwight, deeply and passionately. To his surprise, Dwight kissed back. For a moment, everything else fell away and the two shared a pure moment of passion, entrapped in each other’s arms.  David lifted Dwight up and pushed him up against the back of the locker. Dwight’s legs wrapped around David’s waist and David couldn’t help but grind into Dwight; roughly thrust into him. Dwight desperately wanted to moan, to sigh with passion, to let out any kind of sound to let David know how badly he wanted him inside him, but he knew any sound would be put them both in great peril.
 
Then, they could hear the laughter. The killer was back and they both held their breath hoping he’d pass by with them unnoticed. They peered out the slits in the door and watched as Trickster passed right in front of them. Dwight squeezed David even closer. Trickster was gone again just as quickly as he’d come. Safe from the killer, David opened the locker and they both stepped out. David first, followed by Dwight. For some reason completely unknown to him, David let out a scream as he stepped out of the locker. He looked at Dwight, both of their faces froze with panic. They both knew what that meant. They killer would have heard that. Dwight darted for a tree and ducked behind it, but it was too late for David. Trickster quickly rounded the corner with his weapon already ready. Totally exposed from stepping out of the locker, David was down on the ground with one quick sing of his bat.
 
Just as before, Trickster lifted David onto his shoulder and whisked him away to his shack, moving at an unusually fast speed. Dwight crept quietly behind being sure to stay out of sight. Once in the basement, Hak thrust David onto the nearest hook and quickly headed back upstairs, but wouldn’t go far this time. He had caught his prize and wasn’t letting this one get away. Dwight slipped down the stairs while Ji-Woon was distracted by some pebble thrown by another survivor. He peered around the corner of the basement. It would take every ounce of his strength to lift David off that hook. He could hear Trickster laughing just outside and his blades flying through the air. Just behind that shack, he could hear the claxons of the gate firing. Someone was opening the gate; escape was possible.
 
But he knew they couldn’t both make it. There wasn’t time. Dwight’s knees shook as he looked up at the man who’d saved him countless times before. “I’m sorry…”, Dwight meekly let out, before heading back up the stairs and towards the gate.
 
“Please, don’t do it”, cried out David as his love abandoned him on the hook. His heart breaking as Dwight ascended the stairs.
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