How to Graduate ||
Joining a Sim ||
New Sim Application || General /
The Goal of CPA
To provide a safe, encouraging sim atmosphere.
To make certain each member feels respected and important, regardless of
To provide the Hosts with the base and support they need to operate their
own sims as part of the whole group.
Do all you can to make certain that the simmers placed in your care are
content and feeling like an important part of the group. Put downs or
insults of players, groups or simulations are specifically against the
rules of this group.
The Captain and the XO are, as the Hosts, responsible for sharing the
duties involved in running the simulation.
All hosts are to conduct themselves in a courteous and polite manner in
all of their dealings with members and non members.
Attend the Celestial Academy whenever possible and encourage your crew
to do so as well.
Pay attention to the sim you are hosting. The only IMs that you should
be paying attention to are the ones that are pertinent to what is
happening in the chat room. Your attention, for that hour, is dedicated
to the room and your simmers.
Attendance is crucial. Your players will only view this as important
when you do. If you cannot make a sim, inform your Host partner and try
to get a replacement. If there are extenuating circumstances where you
will be missing several sims, please talk to Admiral Ketchum.
We encourage polite, courteous recruiting.
When we get graduates from the Academy, they will ask to be posted to a
simulation, and it may be yours. Be welcoming and attentive, and perhaps
assign someone to watch over them for the first few weeks until they get
used to the workings of your simulation.
Members will have ideas and suggestions, and they will naturally bring
them to you as their Host. Be open and listen, and feel free to contact
anyone in the Command string with concerns that you have or that are
brought to you.
Weekly Host Duties
Attendance should be logged for each sim, to help you keep track of who
is attending and who isn't.
Rosters do change, and we need to be aware of any openings you may have.
Send any changes and openings to Admiral Ketchum and the
Editor of the
Journal as needed so that we are aware
of the openings you have available on your simulation. This is how new
Ensigns select where they want to sim after graduation.
Announcements should be posted to the Celestial Prime Forums. Also send
notices of promotions to the
Editor of the
Journal. Include the member's name, date of promotion, simulation
name and post. These will be posted with the monthly update of the
Celestial Prime Journal.
Maintain the a log of all crew logs, broken down by month. In addition,
keep record of all crew bios and make sure to keep yourself supplied
with an updated crew roster.
Create an exciting Welcome Document Package to be sent to new crew. In
addition to historical, engineering specs, and other sim info, this
should contain info about the group, such as the Celestial Prime
Journal. For ideas and comments, consult Admiral Radetzky.
Designate an Alliance Reporter to send in simulation plot summaries to
the Editor of the
Advanced simulation captains may promote crew up through the rank of Lt.
Commander (should take approximately 8 to 18 months).
Once a person has attained Lt. Commander rank, and they show genuine
leadersimulation potential, you may feel they are ready for a command of
their own. Send their name and specific reasons for your opinions to the
New Hosts Director, Admiral Ketchum.
Everyone should start at the rank of Ensign, unless they are
transferring from another CPA simulation. We encourage people to
blend their characters, and when a simulation to simulation transfer is
requested, please fill out the posting application on the Celestial
Academy section of the CPJ website.
If, for any reason, the Captain leaves a simulation, command of that
simulation will be determined by the Admiralty. Many factors go into
this decision, and the XO does not automatically assume command, though
they are seriously considered. Also, if an XO leaves, the decision for
that person's replacement is not automatic.
If you or any of your crew members have a problem with any CPA member,
IMMEDIATELY e-mail the Admiralty. There is also a Judge Advocate General
officer, Admiral Radetzky, who is there to assist in these matters.
Inform your crew that they can contact them DIRECTLY if they have a
problem with someone.
Many personnel problems can be avoided by taking the time and paying
attention to your simmers, and avoiding personal arguments in public
e-mail. Praise good writing and watch for personal problems people may
inadvertently bring to the sim environment.
"paperwork" requirements and a General Directory of Services for CPA
Rosters go to Admiral Ketchum, Admiral Radetzky, and Commodore Mollin.
Time frame: Monthly or as changes are made. Information from this goes
to the CPA Openings Home page. Send a simple list of open positions to
Admiral Ketchum that states the open positions on your simulation. It
makes his job easier and makes it easier to get recruits to you.
Send sim time changes or command staff changes as they happen to the
Admiralty. Changes of this sort need to be approved in advance of moving
a sim's time or day, to prevent over scheduling. If you would like to
update the description of your sim, send it to Admiral Ketchum.
Command mail string changes should be reported to the Admiralty as
needed. Documents will be updated monthly or as needed.
All changes in ranks and position should be sent to Admiral Ketchum and
Captain Skyler, the CPJ Editors. They should be sent the simulation's
summary for the month by the last day of any given month, in order to
get them all together and into the newsletter promptly. Notify the
Admiralty when Alliance Report officers change on your simulation.
Simulations and Host Training:
Admiral Ketchum or Admiral Radetzky will handle all new simulation and
Admiral Ketchum or Admiral Radetzky will follow new simulations through
their eight weeks of pledge simulation training.
Admiral Ketchum maintains and updates the main web page for CPA, and
will link to individual simulation websites from the main page. It is
our goal to have EVERY simulation in CPA on the web. Contact him for
more information. All simulations are granted 50 MBs of ad-free webspace
on his own personal server. As simulations enter the Alliance and are
given their own sites, the MBs may be reduced. But, seeing as how the
Avalon, the most graphic-oriented website the CPA holds, uses under 10
MBs, this should be more than enough.
The Celestial Prime also has forums, each simulation is given space, and
as such, it is recommended to have your crew join the forums to post
writings. At this point, only 1 account is allowed per email