Starting this week and every two weeks following we will have OTG get together events in game.
These events will include various activities in game, from flight exercises to cargo runs to first person assaults, and really whatever we can think of.
The first meeting of the OTG Flight Group (we need a catchy name) will be this Wednesday, June 29 at 6pm Central US time, 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific, 2am UK time, and look it up for other zones
The expected duration is about 3 hours, so if you cannot make it at start time that is ok, join when you can.
This week we will go over some basic in flight communication protocols. We need to be able to effectively communicate with each other about the situation in space so this will give us the basics to do that. Once we have run through coms, we will take on some bounty missions together, then after that we will play it by ear and see what folks feel like doing.
Here are some terms to become familiar with. Do not feel you need to remember all of these, plain language is just fine anytime. These terms just help us to quickly communicate should we find ourselves in a tight situation. These are a few, we can add others if and when we see it is necessary
AFFIRM - Yes; that is correct; can also use AFFIRMATIVE
NEGATIVE - No; that is not correct
COPY - Transmission received
DISREGARD - Belay my last message or directive.
GO AHEAD - Proceed with report or request
ROGER - Transmission received and understood
WILCO - I understand and will comply with the directive
BANDIT - Positively identified as an enemy
BOGEY - Positively identified as neutral or not identified
FRIENDLY - Positively identified as an ally
SPLASH - Target is destroyed or adrift and no threat
BENT - Ship frame has taken damage (hull is yellow or red)
BINGO - Out of fuel
BROKEN - Ship destroyed or adrift, pilot ejecting, controls unresponsive, or awaiting respawn
CLEAN - No damage noted
EMPTY - Out of missiles/torpedoes/mines
FENCED-IN - Ready for flight and/or task assignment
FENCED-OUT - Exiting mission area and no longer available
SWEET - Weapons are all functional, undamaged, loaded, and cooled
I will do what I can to make it to the next event. Unless work (rarely) or wife (more likely) gets in the way
I do have a shiny new Andromeda to play with along with a few other ships. Do you all have a particular area ya spawn from ? I am a bit new to traveling/gaming in the PU. I finally have a computer where this game runs smoothly. So excited to play it more.
I don’t think there’s a set area for anyone. My “home” is currently Orison but that’s a pain to get in and out of since it’s a cloud city. When 3.17.2 patch comes out (which will be a wipe, btw), I plan on either New Babbage or Area 18. Area 18 has a nice armor/gun shop as well as Centermass, Dumper’s Depot, Casaba and Astro Armada.
This one started strong but then went on pause for a while until I could get life/work back in balance.
Glad to say that I think we can start this up again soon (ish)
With the holidays coming up I hate to try and start meeting regularly, but maybe right after the new year we can have 2 of these a week, one for US time zones and another for EU time zones