Captain Returns from Semi-Leave of Absence

Posted on Fri Aug 14th, 2015 @ 10:06am by Captain Anthony Watson

Some of you may have noticed a diminished level of activity from me over the past several days. This has been due to my being on personal retreat without reliable internet access.

According to our simulation policy regarding Leaves of Absence, a diminished ability to participate over the course of only a few days constitutes a semi-Leave of Absence. While I did go through the proper procedure of changing my status on the site to "Leave of Absence", I did not take the additional step of notifying you as members of this simulation. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused those trying to reach me or to continue any post-writing we had started before my leave.

Everyone is encouraged to take whatever time away from simming they need to maintain an appropriate balance or to attend to the needs of our everyday lives in the real world. Without this freedom, we end up burning ourselves out, thereby ruining the experience for ourselves and for everyone we're simming with.

Our Leave of Absence Policy lays out some important definitions and guidelines that should help us to communicate when taking this time away. Players are expected and encouraged to notify me when they need some time away so that we can make the appropriate accommodations for them and for the sim. My experience this week has taught me I, too, need to be accountable in my leave-taking. Therefore, I will make it my commitment to you to notify this simulation whenever I need to take time so that you all won't be caught off-guard.

If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns about this, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Captain Anthony Watson
Commanding Officer
USS Magellan (NCC-71820)



Category: Out of Character
Tags: USS Magellan, community, Leave of Absence