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  TIE Corps Commander report #34 (07/19/2021)
 
This report was submitted by TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior


 
TCCOM REPORT #34

REPORTING OFFICER: High Admiral Plif, TIE Corps Commander
DATE SUBMITTED: 18 Jul 21
ACTIVE DUTY ROSTER COUNT: 160 (-2) Including 3 NPCs

NEWS

The roster is down by two which tends to happen when the monthly evaluations come around and the CMDRs are really looking at who’s been around and who hasn’t. Big thanks to everyone who’s been proactively communicating with their CMDR so that your status is clear.

TIE Corps in Battle Season Three wrapped up since my last report, congratulations to LC Genie for winning the whole thing! On the unit side, Tempest Squadron and the ISDII Challenge took top honors. Season Four needs to start soon in order to complete another five month session by the end of the year, so be on the lookout for that.

The three ship commodores put together group direct messages in Discord for each squadron so that there’s a direct line from the CMDR to the COM to all three members of the TCCS. I like to think these are working out pretty well, getting things processed in a format that’s more immediate and flexible than email. It’s a little less formal, but I think that’s a good trade for getting questions answered and getting some of the more routine requests accomplished with fewer steps. This also works out well for something I’d had on my agenda for a while, which was figuring out a good way to discuss evaluation comments since spreadsheets aren’t great places for discussions.

With regard to competitions and how they’re discussed, what I hope we can avoid are negative characterizations of individuals or whole units. While there’s going to be banter and things said in jest, there’s a point where good-natured ribbing becomes accusation and resentment. Being competitive is something we definitely encourage, it’s a lot of what we do here in the TIE Corps, but taking it to an extreme turns friendly rivalries into grudges and that’s not healthy for the group long-term. There are at least two sides to all of these stories and I’d encourage all of us to try to look at things from another point of view before jumping to conclusions. If there’s a situation you’re unhappy about, please talk about it with your chain of command so that we can either explain what we’re seeing or so that we know it’s something we need to look in to.

TITLE HOLDERS

The Raise the Flag event each year confers three titles to recognize the top ship, squadron, and individual pilot from the competition. These are the current holders of those titles.

TIE Corps Flagship: ISDII Warrior

TCCOM's Escort Squadron: Rho

TCCOM's Wingman: GN Pickled Yoda

TCCOM'S COMPETITIONS

TIE Corps in Battle wrapped up its third season recently, fourth season is tentatively scheduled to begin in August and then run for the rest of the year.

SP Ace of the TIE Corps is awarding the top three pilots on the SP Kill Board each month.

MP Ace of the TIE Corps is now awarding the top three pilots on the Multiplayer Kill Board for all the games other than Star Wars Squadrons, which has its own similar competition.

COOP Ace of the TIE Corps is awarding the top three pilots on the Multiplayer Coop Kill Board each month.

The Trivia Grand Tour is in its sixth season. Updates are going out to the mailing list separately and also #competitions on Discord.

TCCOM'S AGENDA

DONE:

  • Last CMDR+ meeting was on July 10th
  • Processed a whole mountain of TCiB results and awards
  • Got involved with Imperial Storm feedback as the event continues

IN PROGRESS:

  • Working through RtF feedback with the leaders to flesh out rules for RtF 2021

ONGOING:

  • Performing onboarding tasks before assigning cadets to squadrons
  • Processing uniform updates
  • Processing medal and promotion recommendations
  • Processing transfers and other profile updates in the database
  • Adding items to the news feed in the database and the #polls-and-announcements channel in Discord
  • Updating the TIE Corps Pilot Manual
  • Chatting with the IO about stuff we need or would like to see in the new database
  • Learning to be a responsible database code collaborator from the IO, FA Turtle Jerrar (thanks!)
  • Holding CMDR+ meetings every two weeks
  • Moving pilots from the Reserves to AWOL status when messages from the Captain of the Phoenix, MAJ Sparky, result in a bounce

PENDING:

  • Rework of the initial join email... again
  • Getting the TCCOMA set up to ping cadets that haven’t completed training yet
  • Realignment for #hangar-chat and #pickup-games
  • The Commodore Volume 7
    • Thinking about a reformat for this, both to make it easier to compile and easier to read on devices other than computers
  • Competition resource - what we've done before to serve as a pool of ideas for what we can do next
  • Taking TM/3 (someday)
SIGNOFF

If there's anything I can help you with Corps-wise, please let me know! Message me on Discord at Plif#2475 or over email at tccom at emperorshammer dot org.

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