Old Blood And Guts: Community Meeting

When:   July 1st, 2017 | 12:00PM - 12:30PM EDT

Where:  Discord Meeting Channel

Why:     Monthly Event

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MacTaggert

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  1. Billy , Great talking to you and getting to know what your looking for. There are definitely some good folks here and a lot of new friends to make and game with. Since you mentioned that interest in exploration, I think that our Blue Wing division under Shaddris might be a great place for you to get started!
  2. Mdanc/Saintpoint, Welcome aboard! Great to play with you in ARMA 3 and raiding the zombiezone! I am sure that Snow will help you get squared away with Green Wing (our Marine - FPS shooter group) or where ever you want to finally land.
  3. I think that more than anything else the organizations lore helps to give everyone within our Star Citizen community a sense of who we are and where we come from. You see how our views on the UEE have been shaped through events. This of course was the first part, but included some of the major incidents. If you look at the timeline and last entry to where the game starts today, we have about 300 years still to cover. A pretty broad sweep of time. I personally have been working on my characters history and background. What is your character's "hook" or tie to the organization in Star Citizen? Friends or family ties? Rescued on a mission or helped by the org during a conflict. A simple recruit message?
  4. Game Division SC Event Name Star Citizen - Weekend Gathering Event Date 02/11/2017 Event Coordinator AndrewRall & MacTaggert Who were the participants? AndrewRall, Fireborn, Penguin, Shaddris, Dr. Doctor, Vilmalith, MacTaggert, Creepix, Cleric, Doan04, Noriko, qp, Shehzadem Description of Actions Taken During the Saturday flight training we focused on squadron "zoom & boom" tactics and took some of our first steps toward flying and fighting as squadrons. Broke into two teams with each team having a target and the squadron leaders commanding their flights to the target to engage. This gave everyone a first hand look at tactics and what we needed to work on moving forward. Like anything else this was new and will take a great deal of practice to refine and excel at. I would strongly encourage the current squadron commanders to group up with players during the week and continuing to do some casual practice. Sunday we had an FC class where we talked about communications and started to develop a set of command voice commands that we could start incorporating into our activities. MacTaggert will post these up in the "Training Academy" in the Admiralty forums. Special Recognition This was new. We are all learning. And we will improve and get better. 2.6.1 with some tweaks to the flight model and weapons is right around the corner. Reputations points to award per participant 20 Was the event a success? Yes
  5. Game Division SC Event Name Star Citizen - FC Discussion & Training Session Event Date 01/05/2017 Event Coordinator AndrewRall Who were the participants? AndrewRall, Doan04, Dr.Doctor, Fireborn, Penguin, Noriko, Shehzadem, Shaddris, Rulgar Trent, Vilmalith, MacTaggert Description of Actions Taken A general discussion about the qualities, attributes, and expectations for an FC within the organization. Good open forum talk on ideas and challenges. We then started some FC training by having folks volunteer for the FC role and dividing up into teams for some squadron on squadron battles. Squadrons were to follow the FC leader's direction. We then regrouped and talked about the experience. The whole group could then benefit from the feedback and discussion. Special Recognition Special Thanks to Doan04, Shaddris, Fireborn, and Noriko for stepping up and taking on the FC roles for the training. Reputations points to award per participant 10 Was the event a success? Yes
  6. Game Division SC Event Name Star Citizen - Weekend Gathering Event Date 01/04/2017 Event Coordinator AndrewRall Who were the participants? AndrewRall, dodobrain, Cireepix, Cleric, Dr.Doctor, Doan04, Fireborn, Mathig, Karlofsky, Penguin, MacTaggert, Rulgar Trent, Shaddris, Vilmalith Description of Actions Taken Several Matches of Squadron on Squadron Free play battles and then a series of Star Marine matches on the BIG MAP. Intent was to have fun and practice. Special Recognition I would like to thank dodobrain for teaching me the value of grenades! I think he killed me more time with well placed grenades than anything else. Still much to learn and work on in the Star Marine environment. This can only help us get better for the PU. I would also like to encourage more of the various FPS folks that have Star Citizen to join us and help make our FPS experience better! Reputations points to award per participant 10 Was the event a success? Yes
  7. Game Division SC Event Name Combine Arms Pt2 Trailer Preview w/ Terallian Event Date 01/04/2017 Event Coordinator AndrewRall Who were the participants? Terallian and the Little Armada Production Team, AndrewRall, Ultimage, Liljohn21, Dr.Doctor, Fireborn, Penguin, Cireepiz, Mactaggert, Shaddris Description of Actions Taken Terallian and the Little Armada team previewed the trailer for Part II of the Combined Arms Star Citizen movie series. He and his team had asked Andrew to collect some folks so that we could provide some first look feedback on their work. It was a really good discussion and the team got to see some great work that the Little Armada team had put together. Aside from no animated Vanduul (sorry Penguin), there was some exciting Bengal orbital bombardment of the planet. (yes Mac was drooling). I am sure that there was more that Terallian would like to share with us as we are HUGE fans, his team kept him honest. We have to wait. But this was a great chance to see a WIP and provide some feedback to his team. Old Blood & Guts Community provided feedback to the Little Armada production team on their latest work. Special Recognition Thank you to Liljohn21 and Ultimage that droped by have a look at the Star Citizen fan universe! Reputations points to award per participant 5 Was the event a success? Yes
  8. I thought it was an excellent event! Big thanks for everyone that took part. Also, thank you Ultimage for doing a live Stream of our practice event! Much appreciated!
  9. Game Division SC Event Name Star Citizen - Weekend Gathering Event Date 01/21/2017 Event Coordinator AndrewRall Who were the participants? AndrewRall, ChaoticNight, Cireepix, Doan04, Dr. Doctor, Fireborn, MacNCheese, MacTaggert, Noriko, Penguin, Shaddris Description of Actions Taken A wide range of Squadron vs Squadron Battles. Starting off with Vanduul vs UEE. (yes, ramming is a weapon choice). We then paired off and did some protect the Caterpillar missions with each side having a Caterpillar to protect. (and yes - the Caterpillar is currently very swishy in Arena Commander). We then played several rounds of Star Marine! Good teamwork all around! And we have noted that in the future Penguin and Doan can not be on the same Star Marine team for play balance! Special Recognition Doan and Penguin continue to show their Star Marine FPS skills. Folks are definitely working better in Arena commander, calling out targets and massing fire! Keep up the good work! Even if it is hard to get a large group in the PU, grab a teammate and group up and do some of the missions against the pirates. See how fast you can work together to take them down! Reputations points to award per participant 10 Was the event a success? Yes
  10. I certainly need to get better at the racing. Certainly new to me and interesting to learn. I am not sure that mouse and keyboard are the ideal way to go.. but I will make do. I also found that knowing the race maps is VERY helpful. Trying to figure out your way around a couple of times is a challenge the first time out. Fireborn - I know that you do this a lot and have put the hook in Penguin. However, you had some comments the other day in discord about ships and racing and I recall you had an interesting comment about the Gladius. Perhaps we need to add a racing sub-forum? Not sure how popular this will be.
  11. Game Division SC Event Name Friday Star Citizen Gathering Event Date 01/20/2017 Event Coordinator MacTaggert Who were the participants? BobbyDigital, Cireepix, Fireborn, Mathing, Penguin, Rulgar Trent, Shaddris, Zaz, MacTaggert Description of Actions Taken We decided on a series of Star Marine team matches and then an individual free for all. While Star Marine continues to be fun to play, the event was marred by people either dropping or getting disconnected. Hopefully the 2.6.1 patch will correct many issues. Good teamwork overall and a better sense for the FPS aspect of Star Citizen. One definitely needs to get a good feel for the maps and locations, avenues of fire and directions of approach. And like everything we do, practice makes perfect. Special Recognition Shaddris and Penguin had some excellent matches. Reputations points to award per participant 10 Was the event a success? Yes
  12. Game Division Event Name Friday Star Citizen Gathering Event Date 01/13/2017 Event Coordinator MacTaggert Who were the participants? Fireborn, Cireepix, Zaz, Juggernaut, Karlofsky, Penguin, Shddris, Mactaggert, Vilmalith Description of Actions Taken Grouped up for several matches of Racing (which was very new to most of us). Followed this up with some Star Marine and more racing. Special Recognition Special Thanks to Fireborn for all the racing tips! Reputations points to award per participant 10 Was the event a success? Yes
  13. Game Division SC Event Name Attack the Starfarer Event Date 01/08/2017 Event Coordinator AndrewRall Who were the participants? AndrewRall, Mathig, Penguin, Shaddris, Doan, Dr. Doctor, Fireborn, Cireepix, Noriko, Vilmalith, Rulgar Trent, Ultimage, MacTaggert Description of Actions Taken Formed up in Free flight for a force on force exercise. Half the team took Vanduul ships while the other half took UEE ships to protect the "target" StarFarer. The first part of the missions was to attempt to remove the fighter escort, and the second half was to try and conduct a boarding action on the StarFarer. At this point, Star Citizen might not be ready to support all the organizational activities that we would like to do. Looking forward we can probably refine these missions down into some good exercises. In the Second half we divided up and got into Star Marine for some FPS shooting. I think everyone got a decent taste of what that was look and it would certainly be a good opportunity to bring in some of the FPS division folks that also have Star Citizen subscriptions. Special Recognition AndrewRall lead the valiant UEE forces while Penguin commanded his beloved Vanduul aggressors. Reputations points to award per participant 10 Was the event a success? Yes
  14. Game Division SC Event Name Star Citizen Pirate Swarm Event Date 01/07/2017 Event Coordinator AndrewRall Who were the participants? AndrewRall, Cireepix, Clerec, Dr. Doctor, Fireborn, Karlofsky, Masento, Noriko, Penguin, Rulgar Trent, Shaddris, MacTaggert Description of Actions Taken Weekly Squadron combat. 3-4 man teams face off in a series of battles against the Pirate Swarm. Players need to cooperate and develop teamwork skills. Total scores are kept through multi-round sessions with awards given out to the top 3 players. While the event is popular, we are still challenged by drops and connection issues with the RSI/CIG site during these events. This makes keeping score totals hard when a player is dropped mid-game and sometimes staying connected is as much a challenge as staying alive in the event. Special Recognition Penguin again came out with top score after several rounds. MacTaggert came in second. Reputations points to award per participant 10 Was the event a success? Yes