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    May 29, 2020
 


New TIE Corps Commander report submitted

Fleet Admiral Plif has submitted a new TIE Corps Commander report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 
    May 28, 2020
 
Delta Squadron Weekly
19:59 - General Phoenix Berkana

The latest Delta Squadron report can be found here

 
    May 27, 2020
 


New Combat Operations Officer report submitted

Admiral Miles Prower has submitted a new Combat Operations Officer report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 
    May 25, 2020
 
Trivia Grand Tour Update
6:48 - Fleet Admiral Plif

Congratulations to the top four from Week Fifteen:

1. LC Zekk Terrik
2. GN Pickled Yoda
3. LT Witchblade

Week Sixteen can be accessed here.

 
    May 24, 2020
 
Sin Squadron Weekly Report
21:48 - Lieutenant Colonel Zekk Terrik

The newest Sin Squadron report can be found here.

 
    May 23, 2020
 
Hammer Weekly Ship Report
8:35 - High Admiral Elwood the Brave

The Hammer Report # 46 can be found here.

 
    May 22, 2020
 
Delta Squadron Weekly Report
18:59 - General Phoenix Berkana

The latest Delta Squadron report can be found here

 
    May 21, 2020
 


New TIE Corps Commander report submitted

Fleet Admiral Plif has submitted a new TIE Corps Commander report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 
    May 19, 2020
 
Trivia Grand Tour Update
5:12 - Fleet Admiral Plif

Congratulations to the top four from Week Fourteen:

1. GN Pickled Yoda
2. LT Witchblade
3. CM Witcher

Week Fifteen can be accessed here.

 
SL acetiepilot Promoted to LT
5:11 - Fleet Admiral Plif

For participating in his first TIE Corps competition and completing his INPR, SL acetiepilot of Rho Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant. Congratulations, LT acetiepilot!

 

 
    May 18, 2020
 


New Combat Operations Officer report submitted

Admiral Miles Prower has submitted a new Combat Operations Officer report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 


New Strategic Operations Officer report submitted

Vice Admiral John T. Clark has submitted a new Strategic Operations Officer report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 
    May 17, 2020
 
Sin Squadron Weekly Report
2:47 - Lieutenant Colonel Zekk Terrik

The newest Sin Squadron report can be found here.

 
    May 12, 2020
 
SL Apos Steem Promoted to Lieutenant
17:39 - Fleet Admiral Plif

SL Apos Steem of Rho Squadron has earned his first Legion of Combat and thus also a promotion to full Lieutenant for completing his first activity for the TIE Corps. Congratulations, LT Steem!

 

 


New TIE Corps Commander report submitted

Fleet Admiral Plif has submitted a new TIE Corps Commander report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 
Delta Squadron Weekly Report
6:59 - General Phoenix Berkana

The latest Delta Squadron report can be found here

 
Three Promotions for Beta
6:19 - Fleet Admiral Plif

The three Sub-Lieutenants in Beta Squadron have all earned their promotions to Lieutenant. Two of them participated in the Trivia Grand Tour and the third has completed 8 missions for the TIE Corps across two battles. Congratulations to LT Witchblade, LT Garriald, and LT Germ!

 

 
    May 11, 2020
 
Trivia Grand Tour Update
6:56 - Fleet Admiral Plif

Congratulations to the top four from Week Thirteen:

1. MAJ Pete Mitchell
2. SL Witchblade
3. MAJ Gustan (tie)
3. LC Zekk Terrik (tie)

Week Fourteen can be accessed here.

 
    May 10, 2020
 


New Combat Operations Officer report submitted

Admiral Miles Prower has submitted a new Combat Operations Officer report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 
    May 9, 2020
 
Sin Squadron Weekly Report
23:28 - Lieutenant Colonel Zekk Terrik

The newest Sin Squadron report can be found here.

 
Presenting the new Admiralty Board
20:45 - Fleet Admiral Plif

 

Since becoming TCCOM, I've been working with the other admirals to make some decisions about who's going to be SOO and COO, then later who our new COMs will be. With those decisions made, we find ourselves here on the promised announcement day.

As previously announced, VA John T. Clark is stepping into the SOO role and AD Miles Prower is the new COO. GN Elwood the Brave resigned from his COOA secondary role and was awarded the GOE for his service. COL Doyon will be joining the Combat Operations Office as a COOA to work with AD Prower and COL Silvius to help manage the constant stream of screenshots that the TIE Corps creates in addition to running our many multiplayer competitions.

For the Commodore positions, I was surprised by how many officers that had served as admirals previously wanted to step back into admiralty roles to mentor the CMDRs and chart new courses for our two battlegroups. That's not to say that we didn't have any officers apply who don't have quite as much history behind them, since we did. Some of them might be destined to take on these COM roles in the future, so we'll be working on building them up so that they'll be ready when that time comes to pass.

We've selected HA Elwood the Brave as Commodore of the ISDII Hammer, as AD Prower recently announced. Woody last served as HamCOM back in 2014 and early 2015 on his way to SOO and TCCOM after that. Saying that he knows how the TIE Corps works would be greatly understating his experience, which makes him a great officer to have in a Commodore role.

Taking the helm of the ISDII Warrior's battlegroup will be FA Silvius, who recently completed an extraordinary three year tour as COO and will now be putting his extensive experience to work as WarCOM. Unlike Woody, Silvius hasn't been a COM before so he'll be getting to see a new aspect of our day-to-day operations.

With those positions now staffed, our attention can return to the positions of WARD, EDR, and now Epsilon CMDR. If you'd like to apply for any of those positions, email me, VA Clark, and AD Prower. Please add HA Elwood the Brave if you're applying for Epsilon CMDR.

About the TIE Corps Admiralty Board: It's not presented this way in the database yet, but the TCAB is officially composed of all the admirals in the TIE Corps. Currently, that's the TCCOM, SOO, COO, HamCOM, and WarCOM. If we find ourselves in need of a third COM to lead a third battlegroup, they'll be a member of the TCAB as well. As much as possible, I'll be consulting the full TCAB on how to direct and support the growth of the TIE Corps. For the really high-level decisions, the TIE Corps Command Staff (TCCS) will be making those calls. The TCCOM, SOO, and COO are the three members of the TCCS.

Congratulations and good luck on your new assignments, gentlemen!

 


New Combat Operations Officer report submitted

Vice Admiral John T. Clark has submitted a new Combat Operations Officer report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 
Everyone's a Critic Update
6:51 - Fleet Admiral Plif

Full competition details: https://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=3102.

April winners:

  1. LCM Genie
  2. LCM SkyShadow
The competition continues in May with increased monthly awards, now an IS-GR for first place, IS-SR for second, and an IS-BR for third. Fly a mission or battle and leave a good review for it and you’ll become a participant!
 
GN Elwood the Brave awarded the GOE
6:49 - Fleet Admiral Plif

Recently, GN Elwood the Brave resigned from the position of COOA after having processed thousands of screenshots over about a year and a half. It's a tedious, tiring, repetitive, sometimes mind-numbing process that often goes unrecognized for long periods of time, but it's a critical task that can't be automated in a foolproof way and so a few of us are stuck doing it by hand in order to make sure that everyone gets credit for all the MP missions they've flown.

For his selfless service to the TIE Corps over such a long period of time, I've awarded Woody the Grand Order of the Emperor. This is his second GOE, something only a handful of officers have achieved during their careers. Congratulations, General!

 

 
Alpha Squadron CMDR Promoted
6:40 - Fleet Admiral Plif

MAJ Alejandro Araujo, CMDR of Alpha Squadron, has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel based on his COM's recommendation:

"Alejandro Araujo has shown exemplary performance over the last few months. He has shown consistent performance that netted him three Imperial Security Medals, a Palpatine Crescent and now a Silver Star in his term as a Major. I believe it is befitting to advance him to the next rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the consideration of the Admiralty Board."

Congratulations, LC Araujo!

 

 
Recent Sin Squadron Promotions
6:26 - Fleet Admiral Plif

  Congratulations to LT Genie on his promotion to Lieutenant Commander!
  Congratulations to LT Firebreaker Terrik on his promotion to Lieutenant Commander!

 
    May 7, 2020
 
Delta Squadron Weekly Report
6:40 - General Phoenix Berkana

The latest Delta Squadron report can be found here.

 
    May 5, 2020
 


New TIE Corps Commander report submitted

Fleet Admiral Plif has submitted a new TIE Corps Commander report to the database. You can directly access the report here.

 
At Long Last
0:44 - Fleet Admiral Plif

 
GN Jarek La'an now officially holds the title that's always truly been his. Congratulations on your appointment as COMM, FA La'an!

 
SL Griggs D'Arc Promoted to Lieutenant
0:39 - Fleet Admiral Plif

SL Griggs D'Arc of Rho Squadron has been promoted to full Lieutenant based on his CMDR's recommendation:

"Since joining Rho Squadron, SL Griggs D'Arc has wasted little time finding his bearings. He updated his INPR, joined the conversation on Discord and Telegram, uploaded a uniform, participated in the Trivia Grand Tour, and passed his first IU course. For this level of activity, I recommend a promotion."

Congratulations, LT D'Arc!

 

 
    May 4, 2020
 
Trivia Grand Tour Update
6:42 - Fleet Admiral Plif

Congratulations to the top three from Week Twelve:

1. AD Miles Prower (tied)
1. GN Pickled Yoda (tied)
2. LC Zekk Terrik
3. COL Hav Antiel

Congratulations to the top four for April:

1. MAJ Keth Aalith
2. CM Witcher
3. GN Coranel Both
4. LC Repulsor

Week Thirteen can be accessed here.

 
    May 3, 2020
 
Returning Kappa KMDR
18:54 - Fleet Admiral Plif

  MAJ Aldaric has returned to the role of Kappa KMDR after a break. Welcome back!

 
Sin Squadron Weekly Report
3:33 - Lieutenant Colonel Zekk Terrik

The newest Sin Squadron report can be found here.

 
    May 2, 2020
 
TIE Corps in Battle April Results and May Battles
23:58 - Fleet Admiral Plif

TIE-TC 94: The Ultimate Shield
1. LT Genie (Sin)
2. LCM SkyShadow (Beta)

XvT-TC 76: And justice for all
1. CM SL8c8 (Theta)
2. LCM SkyShadow (Beta)

XWA-TC 64: The Garuda
1. GN Pickled Yoda (Theta)
2. CM SL8c8 (Theta)

Overall Top Three for April
1. CM SL8c8 (Theta)
2. (tie) MAJ Gustan (Alpha)
2. (tie) LCM SkyShadow (Beta)

TCiB assignments for May:

Full competition details: https://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=3100
 
Squadron (Re)Mobilization 2 Results
21:15 - Fleet Admiral Plif

Sin Squadron - 11 tasks completed
All participants awarded an IS-GW. Sin has already chosen a new objective and new fighters, and may also change their name but I think they’ve decided to remain Sin Squadron.
Participants:

  • GN Earnim Branet
  • LC Rando
  • LC Zekk Terrik
  • CM Coremy Jertese
  • LCM Favdaukar
  • LCM Jack Wynand
  • LT Cloud Striker
  • LT Firebreaker Terrik
  • LT Genie

Epsilon Squadron - 10 tasks completed
All participants awarded an IS-GW. Epsilon may choose a new name, new objective, and may change its fighters to any Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 ships.
Participants:
  • GN Elwood the Brave
  • COL Horus Blackheart
  • COL Silvius
  • CM Witcher
  • LC Kyle Kroan (Transferred to Beta during the competition, being awarded as an Epsilon participant)

Theta Squadron - 10 tasks completed
All participants awarded an IS-GW. Theta may choose a new name, new objective, and may change its fighters to any Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 ships.
Participants:
  • GN Jarek La’an
  • GN Mark Schueler
  • GN Pickled Yoda
  • CM Charlie X
  • CM SL8c8

Alpha Squadron - 10 tasks completed
All participants awarded an IIS-GW. Alpha may choose a new name, new objective, and may change its fighters to any Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 ships.
Participants:
  • COL Talons Pryde
  • MAJ Alejandro Araujo
  • MAJ Gustan
  • LCM Milo Antu
  • LT Andedude
  • LT James379
  • LT Riz
  • LT Shawn Erso
  • AD Miles Prower (The Hammer COM participated as a member of Alpha)
  • COL Doyon (Transferred to Beta during the competition, being awarded as an Alpha participant)

Delta Squadron - 7 tasks completed
All participants awarded an IS-SW. Delta may choose a new objective and may change its fighters to any Tier 1 or Tier 2 ships.
Participants:
  • GN Anahorn Dempsey
  • GN Phoenix Berkana
  • CM Charlie X (Transferred to Theta during the competition, being awarded as a Theta participant)
  • LCM Mirei Seppen (Transferred to Beta during the competition, being awarded as a Delta participant)

ho Squadron - 6 tasks completed
All participants awarded an IS-BW. Rho may choose a new objective and may change its fighters to any Tier 1 ships.
Participants:
  • COL Hav Antiel
  • CPT Trideo Arkson
  • CM Drake Starfire
  • LCM Jarion Renalds

Beta Squadron - 5 tasks completed
All participants awarded an IS-BW. Beta may choose a new objective and may change its fighters to any Tier 1 ships.
Participants:
  • LCM SkyShadow
  • COL Doyon (transferred to Beta during the competition, being awarded as an Alpha participant)
  • LC Kyle Kroan (Transferred to Beta during the competition, being awarded as an Epsilon participant)
  • LCM Mirei Seppen (Transferred to Beta during the competition, being awarded as a Delta participant)

Kappa Squadron - 4 tasks completed
All participants awarded an IS-BW. Kappa may choose a new objective.
Participants:
  • MAJ Pete Mitchell
  • LT BATUTA1
  • FA Plif (Participated as a member of Kappa as its Acting CMDR)
  • COL Hav Antiel (The Warrior COM participated as a member of Kappa before transferring to Rho, being awarded as a Rho participant)

Thanks to everyone who participated for making this a successful event!

Assuming that Sin is not changing their name, Epsilon has first dibs, then Theta, then Alpha.

No specific deadline on having objective and fighter changes done, but I’d like to have them in place before the end of May.
 
    May 1, 2020
 
Elite Dangerous Poll
6:52 - Fleet Admiral Plif

Compared to Battlefront II (2005), Elite Dangerous probably isn’t as well-known here in the TIE Corps. Also, its primary gameplay isn’t match-based like we have in our other games so we’d have to think of the right way to track and reward activity in a game like this. But before we dig too far into that, I wanted to get a sense of what you’re thinking now with a quick poll.

Over on https://tc.emperorshammer.org/timetest.php?testid=703745, I’m asking the same questions I’m asking about Classic Battlefront II. If you don’t already own or if you haven’t spent much time in Elite Dangerous, you might want to spend some time on YouTube checking it out to get a sense of what it’s about before you answer the poll questions.

Also, nobody’s making any commitments at this point, it’s not like a majority voting Yes will make Elite Dangerous a supported game overnight. There’s a lot to consider and we’ll take our time on that.

Thanks in advance for all of your feedback!

 
Classic Battlefront II Poll
6:24 - Fleet Admiral Plif

After some reworking of the database’s Timed Event function by our FSE, GN Dempsey (thanks!), I have what I need to do some polling in way that sends your comments directly to me. Sure, email works for that too, but doing it this way gives it some structure and makes it easier for me to sift through all the information I’ll be getting back.

Up first is Classic Battlefront II. We’ve extended support to both of the newest entries in the Battlefront franchise, but there’s still a lot of love for and activity in the original Battlefront II. Definitely could work as an official game for the TIE Corps, but should we add it to our list? Let me know on the official poll at https://tc.emperorshammer.org/timetest.php?testid=520637. I’ll share the results with rest of the TCCS and we’ll decide whether we want to make a change or keep things as they are.

The poll is open now and will close at midnight GMT on the 4th, which happens to be Star Wars Day.

Thanks in advance for all of your feedback!

 
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