ISDII Challenge Report # 23 (2022-06-09)

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The Storm's Gaze #23

Submitted: 2022-06-09

Commodore's report: 2022-05-29 - 2022-06-08

From the Desk of Silwar Naiilo
The uniform of Silwar Naiilo, #12630

LegionX's Challenging Time Trials are finally over - and Thunder's Commander deserves a rest after spending several months running away from the fleet's most ruthless pilots. CPT Xylo Pethtel, LCM Keblaomega, and I all had a nearly impossible tie for first place and have taken home a coveted Iron Star with Platinum Wings! (The TCCOM hasn't approved my new uniform yet. Perhaps he's jealous that I've surpassed him in number of ribbons? :grin:) Firebird Commander GN Stryker has taken second place and earns an IS-GW, and LCM Newt of Tempest Squadron takes fourth and earns an IS-BW. Other Challenge pilots CM Drummer the Gunner Nate, CPT Taurus, and CPT Morgoth have each earned an IS-CW for participating. CPT Kalve Ryder has earned an IS-GW for being the top pilot on the Multiplayer Coop Kill Board for May 2022 with 555 Legions of Skirmish, while CPT TI-40026, COL Triji Boliv, nd CPT Jaxx Nassin have all placed on various May killboards and have each earned IS-BWs.


The first week of the first ISDII Challenge Survey has completed, with 14 responses! Thanks to all who have taken the time to fill it out. So far we have learned that:

  • All respondents play PvE games; one third of them only for competitions, one third monthly, and one third weekly.ae75cf99.png
  • 50% of respondents play PvP at least weekly, although at least three people don't particularly enjoy our PvP games.1e80963c.png
  • At least one person plays our singleplayer custom missions daily, and 75% of respondents play some singleplayer. Outside of competition missions, pilots tend to review title and rating when choosing a mission.36e06c5d.png
  • We have some avid readers: 80% of respondents read official Star Wars fiction at least occasionally. About 75% rate fiction created by TIE Corps members as enjoyable. Everyone reads reports from units on the Challenge, although 15% report that they don't read reports from other units.
  • Several respondents asked for more non-flying competitions and activities, although a couple asked for more flying competitionstoo. Hopefully they're all preparing entries for Moving Day!
  • When it comes to suggestions for new games, Empire at War was commonly mentioned, with 1/3 of respondents interested in it as an official platform. PodRacer, Star Citizen, Stellaris, Deep Rock Galactic, Warhammer 40k: Darktide, Mordhau (Star Wars mod), Vermintide, Freeworlds: Tides of War, Tabletop Simulator: Sabacc (and Pazaak), Star Wars: Galaxies, and Elite Dangerous were all mentioned as well. Somebody said TFTC- which is an officially supported multiplayer platform, and is only waiting on custom missions for singleplayer support, so contact your local TAC today!
  • I asked what people love about the TIE Corps. All of the responses mentioned community and comraderie, having people to fly with, and making friends. About the Challenge specifically, people said that it feels like a home. I'll quote one response:
    The Challenge takes everything I enjoy about the TC as a whole and narrows it through a funnel for concentrated amounts of it. As I can always fall back to the grill to say something or enjoy myself, write in runons and post in the new art channel... I can come to the Challenge and do all those with even more excitement and joy. It's a pleasure seeing so many faces so active, so intense but so laid back, and with so much talent and energy that the whole Corps knows to fear us in competitions, even if we don’t win them all. The Challenge’s identity doesn’t rest solely on her winning, on her competitiveness. We’ve formed such a strong inter squadron bond that sometimes it feels hard to remember what squadron my favorite people on this ship are on, because I see them first and foremost, as friends.

Welcome LT Rockwell, who has already earned his first Legions of Combat and was promoted within his first few days. We shall watch your career with great interest.

Ship Stats
  • Missions completed: 42
  • LoCs earned: 86
  • LoSs earned: 48
Promotions
  • Badge icon for LieutenantSL -> LT Rockwell
  • Badge icon for CommanderLCM -> CM Drummer The Gunner Nate
Medals
Icon for bsBronze Star of the EmpireIcon for bs
CM Drummer The Gunner Nate, CM SirCaleb
Icon for iarImperial Achievement RibbonIcon for iar
COL NiksaVel
Icon for is-pwIron Star with Platinum WingsIcon for is-pw
CPT Xylo Pethtel, VA Silwar Naiilo
Icon for is-gwIron Star with Gold WingsIcon for is-gw
GN Stryker, MAJ Kalve Ryder
Icon for is-swIron Star with Silver WingsIcon for is-sw
COL Triji Boliv
Icon for is-brIron Star with Bronze RibbonIcon for is-br
CM Ryuzokin, GN Anahorn Dempsey
Icon for is-bwIron Star with Bronze WingsIcon for is-bw
CPT Jaxx Nassin, CPT TI-40026, LCM Newt, CPT Xylo Pethtel
Icon for is-cwIron Star with Copper WingsIcon for is-cw
CM Drummer The Gunner Nate, CM Ryuzokin, CPT Taurus, CPT Morgoth
Icon for locLegion of CombatIcon for loc
LT Rockwell, LT jospence, CM Drummer The Gunner Nate, CM SirCaleb, CM Ryuzokin, CPT Jaxx Nassin, CPT Taurus, LC Honsou, MAJ Kalve Ryder, CPT Colo Delste, CPT Richlet, CPT Morgoth, CPT Xylo Pethtel, CM Cody Lance, LCM LQC-75-3, VA Silwar Naiilo
Icon for losLegion of SkirmishIcon for los
CM Drummer The Gunner Nate, CM SirCaleb, CM Ryuzokin, LC Honsou, MAJ Kalve Ryder, CPT Colo Delste, CPT Morgoth, CPT Xylo Pethtel
Combat Ratings Advancements
PvP Rating Advancements
  • LT Rockwell: Certified, Trainee
  • CPT Richlet: Veteran 2nd
Co-Op Rating Advancements
  • CPT Colo Delste: Campaigner 3rd
Competitions
Moving Day until 2022-07-01 for the ISDII Challenge.

Relating to the MC-40, Eagle, and/or Firebird, write a fiction piece, create a work of art, or create a storyline for a battle including plot lines and ships involved by July 1.

ISDII Challenge: On the Offensive II until 2022-06-11 for the ISDII Challenge.

Your mission: play XvT-TC 147: Jeequai Encounter and submit a review with at least 20 words within a month.

The Chalquilla Cup II until Someday for the Entire TC.

A 3v3 fleet battle tournament between squadrons, hosted by Genie and Silwar Naiilo.

Legion's Challenging Time Trials Season 3 until 2022-06-01 for the Entire TC.

Kill LegionX three times as quickly as possible in Star Wars Squadrons.

The Challenge with Words until 2022-08-31 for the Entire TC.

Finish the word search as fast as possible.

TIE Fighter Total Conversion - Reimagined until 2022-06-30 for the Entire TC.

Fly as much of the TFTC campaign as possible - with additional medals for art and fiction.

MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2022 until 2022-12-31 for the Entire TC.
COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2022 until 2022-12-31 for the Entire TC.
SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2022 until 2022-12-31 for the Entire TC.
Activity for VA Silwar Naiilo
Communication:
Email, Discord
Flight Activity:
Star Wars Squadrons PvP
Other:
Running two competitions: "Moving Day" and "ISDII Challenge: On the Offensive II"
Medals Awarded: 10x LoC; 1x IS-PW
Icon for locIcon for is-pw