On Thursday, June 23rd, voters in Great Britain elected to withdraw from the European Union (EU) with 51.9% of the ballots cast. This event received wide media coverage and led to the resignation of United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron. The political, economic, and social repercussions of the “Brexit” (British Exit) continue to be debated by pundants.
While the world tuned into the unfolding Brexit decision last week, the media missed another important vote: The Squexit! Fortunately for us, our very own Squiddie elected to remain the Ongoing Worlds mascot for the foreseeable future. With both the Brexit & Squexit still very much on our minds, here are the top 10 (+1) splits from simming and online role playing history.
Top RP Splits in Chronological Order
- 1995: Tigra Tigress, the Chief Editor of Starfleet Online’s (SFOL) official newsletter, is forced to resign by club leadership. A significant portion of SFOL’s membership then follow Tigress to form Continuum Online. This is one in a line of multiple splits for SFOL, which struggled to transition from its place as a leader in AOL simming to an Internet-based club. SFOL is eventually absorbed by Federation Sim Fleet (FSF) in 2005. It is unclear when Continuum Online went defunct, but it is believed to have occurred circa 2000. Read More