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This report was submitted by CMDR-ROA/LC Alejandro Araujo/Alpha/Wing I/ISDII Hammer


 
Alpha Squadron Weekly Report

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7th HEAVY ASSAULT "ALPHA" SQUADRON WEEKLY REPORT #93

 

REPORTING OFFICER:

Lieutenant Colonel Alejandro Araujo, PIN #11929

DATE SUBMITTED:

2020.07.12.23:59:59
(Week 63-July's Week #2: 2020.07.08.0:00:00 – 2020.07.12:59:59)

RELEVANT LINKS:

TIE Corps Website

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TIE Corps Sub-Reddit

Previous Alpha Reports

 

 

ROSTER

 

***12 Strong***

 

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FLIGHT I- Spectre Advanced Missile Boat

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FLIGHT II- Spectre Advanced Missile Boat

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FLIGHT III- TIE Defender

 

[1: Alpha 1-1] LC Alejandro Araujo
     
(ah.pin11929@gmail.com)
[2: Alpha 1-2LCM Milo Antu
      (ehtcantu@gmail.com)
[3: Alpha 1-3]  LT Shawn Erso
      (spc12342100@hotmail.com)
[4: Alpha 1-4]  LT James379
      (Hrmjames99@gmail.com)

[5: Alpha 2-1] LT Syntroth
      (davidsanchezguerrero@gmail.com)  
[6: Alpha 2-2] LT Riz       (josh_rohrer@yahoo.com)
[7: Alpha 2-3]
LT Hopfot
      (thehopfot@gmail.com)
[8: Alpha 2-4]
LT Andedude (damemefactory@gmail.com)                             

[9: Alpha 3-1] COL Talons Pryde
     
(Talonspryde@gmail.com)
[10: Alpha 3-2] LT Aaron Cremel
      (dolekanov@yandex.ru)

[11: Alpha 3-3]
MAJ Gustan
      (arzona4499rangers@yahoo.com)
[12: Alpha 3-4
MAJ Nebular
      (the.nebular@gmail.com)

 

INTRO

 

Good evening pilots. Been again another busy week. I've felt ill, then better, then tired... I know for some if you it is a time of changes, it is a tough moment for some others and for me...I've had a moment of clarity to put it on a way. Fixed some bugs on my local platform installs, figured out how many mods are out there, etc etc. I know Imperial Storm is over and I congratulate the Wariror on their amazing victory. I must confess I wish I had the will to fly. I guess I’ll redeem myself next round. I owe it to you, to our COM, to the whole ship and to me as a pilot. However it was a well spent time as I’ve made some advancements that I’d be happy to say are on behalf of the TC as a whole. So, let me grab a bit of that pizza I’m smelling from the kitchen and we’ll talk about it, shall we?

Also, I can't believe somebody reads this...and here I was going to place the  ̶l̶o̶c̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶y̶e̶l̶l̶o̶w̶ ̶f̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶u̶n̶a̶ ̶w̶r̶a̶p̶p̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶n̶o̶r̶i̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶p̶a̶s̶t̶r̶y̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶a̶p̶e̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶t̶i̶p̶a̶s̶t̶o̶ ̶p̶l̶a̶t̶t̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶a̶ ̶d̶e̶l̶i̶g̶h̶t̶f̶u̶l̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶b̶i̶n̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶f̶r̶e̶s̶h̶ ̶c̶h̶e̶e̶s̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶s̶c̶i̶u̶t̶t̶o̶ ̶h̶a̶m̶ darkest secrets of sith sorcery :V so... *stares in sullustian*



HEADLINES

 

Emperor's Hammer

  • Latest news can be found here. Really, it's easier that way all news are there (and you should check them).

    New Flight Sim Hype

    Star Wars Squadrons, regardless of how will it be whether arcade-ish or not, has generated a lot of hype. As a witness of this on multiple Discord channels I can say it feels so 1999 :D  so I’m happy.  I can only hope  I manage to get the game,  that it isn’t as arcade-ish as some think it might be (even though I’d live with that and have fun) and research on the classic games doesn’t stop because of the new game and its possible potential for modding. So much hype in fact, RP organizations are getting on the hype wagon to drag some unsuspecting recruits into their ranks. Here’s when we keep in mind we RP inside our gaming environment, we are both RP and gaming if you would.  We are receiving (and will receive more in the future), proposals for alliances and partnerships. If you as members of the TC, happen to be contacted by anyone for such things, please drop me, CMDR Zekk, Admiral Miles Prower or TCCOM Plif a message. Whoever is online should work for this though, ideally, you should contact first either Zekk or I as the ROAs. If we are both offline, then try with Miles and if he’s offline then Plif.  We are there so the workload can be delegated. (Meaning, if you learn about a channel or environment we might be interested for possible diplomatic relations or recruitment, tell us first).

    TIE Corps
Latest TCCOM report
  • Imperial Storm - We lost!

    Well the Hammer fought the good fight , but thr Warrior was superior, this time ;). I have to congratulate them, I know there are many good pilots there who proved worthy of their ship. In general, the missions were finely choosen and some of us came with good scores like my good friend Doyon who found a strategy on one of the battles. Excellent job there m8! Also, an example on teamwork. I'm really proud.
  • Updated Tempest Tailoring Tool!
  • LC Kyle Koran and CM SkyShadow did a lot of effort and it came out such a great work with the latest Tailoring Tool. I really appreciate the time and effort invested for the welfare of the club. The program works like a charm, I re did my dress and duty uniforms and my helmet. Really guys, thanks for this!
  • Careful With the LoS/LoCs!
  • Especially on XvT, you must remember that for a match to officially count for LoS/LoC, you need the craft selection's screenshot plus the regular outcome SS! Some pilots (including myself) are forgetting this and missing their well earned LoS. I know the rules are new so we must re-train our minds into taking those two SS for XvT thus the reminder (looking at you Gustan, Cremel, James,  Milo, Hopfot and eventually Riz when he comes back)
Latest SOO report 
Latest COO report 
Latest COM report 

 Alpha Squadron

  • I'm doing some maintenance here: requesting AWOLs and accepting transfers. There will be a couple open slots so if you want to recruit your friends (and they'll be active) then invite them to join EHTC! Really, I mailed you all about my basic requirements for being considered active. I just want some frequent communication here: talk to me one or two times a week or maybe one or two times a month so I get to know you're still alive. If you go entirely silent and I have to try to reach you well... I'll have to abide by the new regulations and you'll be on RSV where you can still fly but you won't be awarded or promoted so be active or let other pilots to be active. It is for the good of the squadron and the TC. No bad blood but my job is to maintain the activity of the unit, doing my best to get active pilots on each position and obtaining as much activity from them as possible.
  • Uploaded my uniform! :D for the first time on 2 years haha. I'm loving it! I recommend you to do so.
  • Really, have a look at LT Hopfot's INPR. Well worded, cool reading there (shame on me, I should do it as well)
  • We've got a submission for TIE Fu from Hopfot!!! :D I think its the second time somebody participates ...in..my ...competition...yey. Anyways, good job there Lieutenant! Hopfot reached level 10 of the training course. Since nobody else submitted , he gets to be the winner.
 Your CMDRs' Own Crazy Activities Nobody Was Asking For.

Well, the project still goes on. This week I managed to succesfully test justagai's DSUCP
on MP with some of our fellow pilots on Discord. It was flawless. The next logical step, given the new multicore patch, was to get the dynamic cockpits working, with decent FPS  even on my PC  and repack Justagai's install with the DC mod included. I did so and It works fine on MP. I've had 2 pilots testing it (EvilGrin and ERiSi, my thanks). I've yet to test it myself but if you're interested, here's the link. I'll be updating it but so far, I've made a few improvements such as fine-tuning DSUCP settings to get a renewed, imperial experience. Took the liberty to choose x4 warhead launchers for the T/B, purple ion canons, new warhead models and others I can't remember. The dynamic cockpits will be there. Effects are on minimal, fastest settings to ensure even folks with lower-end PCs can play it with reasonably good FPS rate (trying to get as much people involved as possible). I think it is safe to say I can post a list of my personal settings thast I'll be sharing with you: 

DSUCP settings

New Missiles
BF2 Lasers, includes Turbolasers SML
Custom Ion Cannons
Font Fix
DSUCP BHE XWA Craft Editor
Blue Internal Cockpit Sparks
Kiarands Alternative Space Debris
Tour Combat Engagements for Multiplayer
ISD Hangar
R2-Q5 Imp astromech
gunship with fringe
standard cr90 corvette
ds dreadnaught
freighter k w/o countainers
standard nebulon B
2x imp officers with turret shuttle
armed luxury yatch full interior
falcon with new radar dish
default star viper
firespray with yellow lasers
pes default
spc with rear turret
19 kM SSD
T/B, chin lasers, 4x missiles
default TD
default tie phantom
tie x3 with lasers
partisan xw alternative cockpit pov
generic xw pov
default resolution settings
the rest: default


XWA Patcher

Craft count per region from 92 to 192
Laser count from 54 to 256
Warhead count of 9
Sound format to 48000


XWA Effects:

Bloom effects - Preset 1
Hyperspace - Disney Style
Shading Type - Deferred
Anti-aliasing options - none
Dynamic Laser Lights - check
Dynamic Cockpit options - check
Active Cockpit options - none
Head tracking options - Standard (No head tracking)
Cockpit Inertia - check
Procedural Suns with Flare Effects - check
Preserve Aspect Ratio of the main menu - no

Dynamic Cockpits

Rebel options:
A-W, Y-W, X-W, B-W set as "I don'tneed the HUD anymore"

Y-W Default FG= Yellow
X-W Default Cockpit

Imperial options:

TIE Fighters HUD option set as "I don't need the HUD anymore"

Miscellaneous

T/A speed is back to 144 MGLT as established in TIE Fighter
T/D speed set to 156 MGLT as established as well in TIE Fighter (I'm an imperial purist, so can't help...didn't)
Default options for craft selection has been enhanced with imperial and some neutral fighters and transports,
Partisan X-W's stats enhanced (to present it as a heavily upgraded X-Wing, still far from a fortress fighter tho as I have a role for it on the future campaign)
I will be replacing some craft we might not really be needing with others who are both canon and are cool plus they fit new roles, to add new blood into the gameplay (thinking on V-Wing, Gozanti, Raider, Resurgent, TIE Silencer, DS's FO T/I Mk2, Resistance A-W, TIE Interdictor, resistance CRS, MC-75, U-Wing...and I've got the candidates to be replaced).
...

  • I stopped writing for the moments as I'm focusing on getting the most on all the new mods and tunning XWA as much as I can with the available mods to improve the imperial feeling on it. The next steps are somewhat a complex thing to decide. I'm trying to set up the scenario for my future campaigns.
  • So, thanks to LT NukeSnicks for pointing me to BrutalDoom. Again, I recommend it. Must be fun on MP.
  • The spanish squadron's version of DSUCP is roughly the same as justagai's at least from what I saw. They might have added detailed, particular options for the rebel crafts but I didn't research deep enough. You can still get it here.You can find justagai's version here. Until we get TFTC's own version, we'll have to deal with what I can provide. As for compatibility with our compendium, if the XWAUP has some trouble with some TG original material, I bet it will have problems with whatever the compendium has. I'd not try to use the compendium material on this mod, I believe missions are to be done exclusively for this. I believe DSUCP has to be a separate platform. I know, so many ships for MP...I have yet to meet an expert in dogfight with a pinook fighter hehe. For a MP game it is a lot and as Genie pointed out XWA is unfinished but thaks to the XWAUP guys and thanks to some mission builders...after 20 years we might be able to finish it.  
  • I've been meaning to write up the email for our squadron new role and fighters. I think I could be doing it on the next following days. However, I think I have an idea that could save us some time in regards of the TIE Hunter and the TIE Sinister.
  • My activities as ROA have kept me busy looking at other Discord channels and interacting with a number of people outside EH. Generally it has been a good, learning experience that reminds me of my times in Astro Empires as a diplomat. But it can get time consuming at moments. I have to point out there's a potential for good relationships with DJO. Just that we need to keep in mind while DJO is an entirely focused MP gaming organization , we are not just focused on RP as well, but we're also not neutral, for we are imperials. Still, we are a gaming organization on our own.
  • I'm tasked with helping our SCO testing a few of our mods on XWA. I'm probably doing what's left of this task tomorrow.
  • Also being honored with checking what would be the next version of SM/5, our course for CMDRs written by our esteemed Sin CMDR, LC Zekk Terrik.
  • Installed and tested the latest version of Expanding Fronts. A Galactic Battlegrounds mod you totally need to install and enjoy!
  • I'm still stuck with the issue of 3ds textures not being translated well into the OPT format!
For what I want to do with the XW series, the plan remains, the general outlines of my fiction are done, writing now the detailed story before I start building missions.

As for modding, if all works, on XvT we'd be playing the following flight plan:

1) TIE Campaign part I - Battles 1-7

2) Default XvT/BoP missions

3) BoP campaign

4) TIE Campaign II: battles 8-13

5) TC PvE enabled missions and battles.

Note: this would do a fine addition to the EHSP. I mean, enable the use of some of the custom craft the EHSP brings in. Plus, the 60 FPS patch and maybe the laser and bloom effects for XvT, not sure. But, I want to include the TIE campaign into it. This guy, Waylon , created a set of conversions from XW, TIE and XvT into XWA. I could adapt those into this version of XWA meanwhile ...until the TFTC is done. The XvT to XWA is a keeper tho. We could use those campaigns there. I mean, should be interesting to test them on DSUCP.

So there will be a lot of PvE for us to do on XvT/BoP.
For XWA I plan for us the following:

1) Converted TIE Campaign

2) Converted XvT/BoP missions

3) Converted BoP campaign

4) (Possibly, need to talk to Yoda) converted XvT/BoP PvE enabled missions/battles.

5) Storyline about us, the new canon and some events based on RL I wanted to propose on my fiction.

Either way we'd have a lot of PvE activity and I'd like us to try PvP not just with the default craft but also with the custom ones.
Also, whenver you have the time update not just your INPR but consider an article for your character on the wikia.
I'd like very much for us to do this on a weekly basis once it is ready. Possibly friday or saturday, I'd locally record it and post the gameplay to keep a flight record of our deeds as a squadron.




 

COMPETITIONS

 

A full list of active competitions is available on http://tc.emperorshammer.org/competitions.php?id=current.

Alpha’s particular competitions are:

 

WEEKLY EVALUATION #91

 

Pilot

SP Missions Flown

LoSs

LoCs

Other Activity/Awards/Comments

 






[1: Alpha 1-1]

  LC Alejandro Araujo
      (ah.pin11929@gmail.com)






0





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2


Communications: Telegram/Discord/email/Message Boards.

Flight Operations: @03-07 2x LoCs.

Non-flight Operations: again, fiction writing (just a bit, I reduced the amount done by day), OPTing, mission design. Re-testing SCO's XWA Patches (some crashed  my xwa, needs some work there), contacting cadets to see if they're active, assisting in the revision of new SM manual made by LC Zekk of Sin, trying to help keep the comms at Discord active, scouting other Discord channels for potential recruits, studying the channels activities and establishing friendly relations. Testing GBG's mod Expanding Fronts, testing "standard" DSUCP installs proposed for MP activity on the XW Community, installing and testing a classic Doom 2 port and mod called Brutal Doom, seeking useful XvT/XWA info for our club. Improving a would -be version of DSUCP  for us, imperials.

Administrative Tasks: Collecting data for WSR and MSE. @01-07 Submitted WSR. Processing AWOL requests and transfers. Working on ReMob  emails (yes, new fighter stats needs research).
Observation: I'm busy with some jobs I got...but I'll be at the comms

 




[2: Alpha 1-2]

LCM Milo Antu
      (ehtcantu@gmail.com)


0

0

0


Communications: email, Discord.

Flight Operations: None. 

Non-flight Operations: @none.

Administrative Tasks: none.

Observation:  Milo confirms again he is busy with RL job so no pressure  here. No change on the subject.



 



[3: Alpha 1-3]

 LT Shawn Erso
      (spc12342100@hotmail.com)

0

0

0


Communications: email.

Flight Operations: none.

Non-flight Operations: none.

Administrative Tasks: none.

Observation: Shawn is equally busy with RL work but communicates with certain frequency with me. Still on same situation.



 



[4: Alpha 1-4]
 LT James379
      (Hrmjames99@gmail.com)

0

0

1


Communications: Discord.

Flight Operations: @11-07 1x LoC.Several coop and PvP on XvT and DSUCP.

Non-flight Operations: none.

Administrative Tasks: none.

Observation: James returned from the dead, actively participating in multiple games in XvT/XWA and DSUCP. Sadly, some of his XvT/XWA action cannot be recorded since he didn't get (and I didn't either, my fault) the right screenshots but he is back into activity.


 



 

0

0

0


Communications: Telegram/Discord

Flight Operations: none.

Non-flight Operations: @11-07 awarded ISM.

Administrative Tasks: none.

Observation: He's there. I know he's there, he knows that I know he's there. And now, he slightly increases his activity!

 



[6: Alpha 2-2]
LT Riz
(josh_rohrer@yahoo.com)

0

0

0


Communications:  Discord.

Flight Operations: none.

Non-flight Operations: none.
Administrative Tasks: none.

Observation: Busy at work, we keep contact, no rush here.

 


0

0

0


Communications: none.

Flight Operations: none.

Non-flight Operations: none.

Administrative Tasks: none.

Observation: Another one busy with work and moving. I can wait for him.


 



0

0

0


Communications: none.

Flight Operations: none.

Non-flight Operations: none.

Administrative Tasks: none.

Observation: Possible dereliction of duty, close to AWOL. A last attempt was made but no real interest of participating. Requesting AWOL here.

 


0

0

0


Communications: email, Discord

Flight Operations: none.

Non-flight Operations: @14-07 awarded IS-BR, Trivia, GoH, TOR.

Administrative Tasks: Colecting data for his flight's evaluation. Pryde periodically sends a report on his flight's activity which I take for reference on my evaluations.

Observation: Constant communication, active on TOR his reports are helpful. Despite the RL odds, he manages to frequently communicate.


 

[10: Alpha 3-2]
LT Aaron Cremel
      (dolekanov@yandex.ru)

0

9

0


Communications: Telegram/Discord/email.

Flight Operations: @07-07 2xLoS, @08-07  7xLoS.

Non-flight Operations: @08-07 achieved COOP/PVE rating: Private 1st, @09-07 awarded IS-SW, @11-07 awarded IS-BR, @12-07 uploaded uniform.

Administrative Tasks:  none.

Observation: Good activity.


 


[11: Alpha 3-3]
 MAJ Gustan      (arzona4499rangers@yahoo.com)

5

0

0


Communications: Discord/email.

Flight Operations: @13-07 flew TIE-TC 104 (5x missions).

Non-flight Operations: @09-07 awarded IS-BWx2, @11-07 awarded IS-BRx2, @12-07 awarded IS-BW.

Administrative Tasks: none.

Observation: Good communication, good activity.


 




[12: Alpha 3-4]
  MAJ Nebular
 (the.nebular@gmail.com)

0

0

0


Communications: none.

Flight Operations: none.

Non-flight Operations: none.

Observation: Possible dereliction of duty, close to AWOL. Requesting AWOL here.

 

PROMOTIONS/TRANSFERS.

 

  • None.

MISCELLANEOUS.

 

If you like it and can spare some time, get involved on the runon story on Discord or else I'll write us all lol.

There's a good synergy on Discord. ERiSi and others might be coming up with some video material about flight tactics. Could be good for recruitment as well.
Working on setting up full gaming status on windows 8, then we start playing the XvT/BoP gaming campaigns which I'll stream.

Hit me up on Telegram/Discord/Facebook or Whatsapp. I’m usually able to respond 24/7.

 

COMMANDER’S ANALYSIS

 

I'm  sorry about the inactives but I'll be requesting at least frequent communication.  I don't mind if you're busy with RL if you do tell us. If you can hang around with us for a bit then fine. If you can only report  once a month because  you're busy then do tell and I'll understand, just mail me or reach to me on Discord. If I have to reach to you for a couple months just for you to say hi then it is better you consider going to reserves. We need to make room for pilots who are willing to participate actively.

I'm happy for the overall levels of activity we're having. I'd like us to improve a bit more on this regard tho.

 

SIGNOFF

 

Respectfully submitted:

Lieutenant Colonel Alejandro Araujo
CMDR-ROA/LC Alejandro Araujo/Alpha/Wing I/ISDII Hammer
email:
ah.pin11929@gmail.com , Discord: Haakan#5400, Message Boards

Telegram: @AA_11929