Members are expected to follow the rules and regulations of both the USS Standing Bear and Theta Fleet at all times, both in character and out of character. By continuing, you affirm that you will sim in a proper and adequate manner. Members who choose to make ultra short posts, post very infrequently, or publish posts with explicit sexual or graphic content (above 18+) will be removed immediately, and by continuing, you agree to this.

In addition, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not accept players under the age of 13 under any circumstances. The USS Standing Bear is an approved 18+ sim operating under the Theta Fleet banner and does not accept players under the age of 18. Any players found to be under the age of 18 will be immediately removed without question. By agreeing to these terms, you are also saying that you are the appropriate age or above the age of 18.
There are approximately 15 officers in total on a Merian class starship. This entire crew complement is less than 100 individuals. This means that we encourage those interested in joining to consider applying with either a junior officer (Ensign-Lieutenant) or the various enlisted ranks, non-commissioned officer, and warrant officer ranks.

Department Head positions may be held by a non-commissioned officer or warrant officer if there are no "conflictions" at the time of your application (meaning there is nobody in the department that holds a higher rank).

The Executive Officer and Second Officer positions are appointed by the Game Manager's (CO) discretion.