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This report was submitted by CMDR/LC Tygra Shadowclaw/Thunder/Wing X/ISDII Challenge


 


THUNDER SQUADRON WSR #41

TO: Vice-Admiral Silwar Naiilo, Commodore ISDII Challenge
FROM: Commander LegionX, Reporting
DATE: 2021-08-29
SUBJECT: Thunder Squadron Weekly Report #41

SQUADRON NEWS

Welcome Thunder Pilots to this week's report!

G'Day pilots of Thunder. It's been a relatively quiet week, I'm sure everyone is still recovering from Imperial Storm 3. Remember that RTF is a month away so get your rest in while you can. If you are wondering about our CMDR, LC Tygra is out resting due to medical issues. He will be back within a week or less, let's all hope for a quick recovery. This month I will be running some tests for a main competition using Empire At War with the Forces of Corruption expansion, and I am looking for participants to help work out details. If you are interested let me know via email or discord. Congratulations all who received your MUA awards, for some of us this is our first so congratulations. Congratulations as well to LC Tygra for receiving a Bronze Star as well!

And now for the report:


COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS

Thunder Trivia:
Competition runtime: 07/01/2021 - 09/30/2021 (1 month, 14 days left)
Units involved: Thunder
Competition medals: IS-BR, IS-SR
Description: Same as ever: one trivia question every weekday - points awarded to all, and whoever has most points at the end of the week wins an IS-BR.
Every month, the highest scoring pilot wins an IS-SR, and every pilot with 40 points or more wins an extra IS-BR.
Additionally there are incentive IS-BRs awarded at 50, 100, 250 and every further 250 points.

Guess the Pilot!:
Competition runtime: 07/05/2021 - 08/30/2021 (13 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: Every week:
1st Place: IS-SR x1
2nd Place: IS-BR x1
Every 20 correct answers: IS-CRx1
End of the "season" (July & August)
1st place: IS-GR x1
2nd place: IS-SR x1
3rd place: IS-BR x1
Description: Every week you will be presented with five uniforms. You have to guess to which pilot that uniform belongs to.

+1 point per correct answer.
Score ties are settled by the time it took to solve it (shortest time being best).

Be warned the questions will get progressively more difficult!


Trivia Grand Tour Season Seven:


Competition runtime: 08/02/2021 - 12/27/2021 (4 months, 11 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: IS-PR/GR/SR/BR as described below
Description:

Each week on Sunday evening (usually), Plif will send out a link pointing to five trivia questions for everyone to answer. The trivia questions will come from the canon Star Wars Universe. Responses are due the following Sunday before Plif releases the next set of questions.

Bonus questions may be sent out intermittently, either attached to a normal week or coinciding with a holiday or special event. Answering these questions will count towards the participation rewards, but not the weekly/monthly/overall awards.

== Point System ==

It's pretty mathy, but the formula is:

# Correct + (5 / Time in Seconds) * 1.5

The intent is for all players to earn points based on how many correct answers they provided and the amount of time it took to provide those answers while still providing the most points for players that provide all five correct answers.

Example: If GN Frown answered all five questions correctly in 45 seconds, he'd earn 5.167 points that week. If LC Tempest answered two questions correctly in 35 seconds, he'd earn 2.214 points that week.

For any participant that has access to more than one database PIN, uses both to access the trivia and the second entry has a significantly quicker time than the first, the second entry will not be eligible for any time-related scoring bonuses.

== Weekly Awards ==

First place weekly from the Corps - IS-SR

Second place weekly from the Corps - IS-BR

== Monthly Awards ==

First place monthly from the Corps - IS-GR

Second place monthly from the Corps - IS-SR

Third place monthly from the Corps - IS-BR

== End of Season Awards ==

Note: For the End of Season awards, each player's average will be the sum of their best 19 weeks, meaning that their lowest two weekly scores will be dropped.

First place overall from the Corps - IS-PR and the title Trivia Grand Tour Season Seven Champion

Second place overall from the Corps - IS-GR

Third place overall from the Corps - IS-SR

Fourth place overall from the Corps - IS-BR

== Participation Rewards ==

IS-CR for every 50 correctly answered questions.

IS-SR for correct answers at the following landmarks:

327 - Docking bay aboard the Death Star where the Millennium Falcon was captured (and later “escaped”)
725 - The odds against surviving a night on the frozen surface of Hoth

IS-GR for correct answers at the following landmark:

1138 - In honor of The Maker

Participation totals are carried over from comp IDs 2623, 2696, 2741, 2869, 2893, 2947, 2957, 2979, 3003, 3038, 3047, 3053, 3055, 3103, 3222, 3244, and 3266.


Crossword Challenge:

Competition runtime: 07/05/2021 - 09/30/2021 (1 month, 15 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: At the end of each month:
IS-GR - 1st place
IS-SR - 2nd place
IS-BR - 3rd place
IS-CR - All other completely correct submissions
Description: Alright pilots, strap into your fighters and drink your Bantha milk, it’s time to show off your knowledge with a crossword puzzle. Every month a new crossword puzzle will be created with a specific theme. Complete the crossword puzzle and email a screenshot to Solohan50@gmail.com. Winners will be determined by the number of correct answers. In the event of a tie, winners will be decided by how quickly the screenshots are submitted from the time the puzzle is published.


Life in the Fleet: Cross training:

Competition runtime: 08/15/2021 - 09/15/2021 (1 month, 0 days left)
Units involved: ISD Challenge
Competition medals: 1st Place IS-SR
2nd Place IS-BR
Description: Word count 1000 - 1500

Prompt: As resources get stretched thin we need our pilots to perform more than their flight duties. Challenge Order 0539 has been enacted. Pilots will be reassigned to serve on auxiliary ships within the fleet to train new skills that will be needed in case reinforcements do not come in time.

(Note: Positions such as XO or First Officer lower are only available for 3rd Group, Second Officer or lower on 2nd group, Non-Command Staff Role in 1st Group)

1st Group:
Victory-class Star Destroyer Formidable
Ton-Falk-class Escort Carrier Suppressor
Modified Immobiliser-418 Cruiser Fairchild

2nd Group:
Assault Frigate Mk.I Illustrious
Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruiser Corellia

3rd Group:
Nebulon B-class Frigate Thunderchild
Arquitens-class Light Cruiser Hellfire
Arquitens-class Light Cruiser Surefire
Strike-class Medium Cruiser Hermes
Raider-class Corvette Lightning
Raider-class Corvette Blizzard



Spot the Difference:
Competition runtime: 08/01/2021 - 10/01/2021 (1 months 16 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: 1st Place: IS-SR x1
2nd Place: IS-BR x1
Every 20 correct answers: IS-CRx1
End of the "season" (August & September)
1st place: IS-GR x1
2nd place: IS-SR x1
3rd place: IS-BR x1
Description: Every week you will be presented with two photos. They are the same exact photo except for 5 differences. You have to answer what those 5 differences are.

+1 point per correct answer.
Score ties are settled by the time it took to solve it (shortest time being best).



TIE Corps Book Club - Season 1:

Competition runtime: 04/01/2021 - 09/30/2021 (1 month, 14 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: Per meeting:
IS-SR for player deemed to have demonstrated the most engagement with and insight with the chosen book.
IS-CR to any player who read the book and contributed to the discussion.
Description: Book Club!

Every month, members of the TIE Corps will gather on Discord to discuss a novel, chaired by the WARD. At the end of the gathering, players will vote on the next book to be read and discussed.

Participation prizes for those who actively take part, IS-SR for the player deemed to have shown the most engagement and insight into the chosen novels.



COO's Star Wars Squadrons Episode VII - 2021:

Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (4 months, 15 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: Monthly:
IS-GW for 1st place pilot
IS-SW for 2nd place pilot
IS-BW for 3rd place pilot OR 1st place pilot when there are less than 3 pilots placing.

Annual:
IS-PW for 1st place pilot
IS-GW for 2nd place pilot
IS-BW for 3rd place pilot
Description: Pilots,
Welcome to the 2021 refresh of the COO's Star Wars Challenge.

Platforms Involved:
Squadrons

Objective:
Accumulate the most missions in a Squadrons approved multiplayer platform. You may submit PvP battles (Legion of Combat) or PvE battles (Legion of Skirmish). You have from 00:00 GMT on the first day of the month to begin and your submissions must be approved by the Combat Operations Office no later than 23:59 GMT on the last day of the month.

At the end of the month the totals will be tallied for each pilot's LoC and LoS scores and totaled into a sum. The top three scoring pilots will receive the respectively monthly reward based on ranking.

There will also be an ongoing annual ranking so you are encouraged to continue participation. The top pilot will be given 3 points for that month towards that ranking, reduced to 2 or 1 if there are less than 3 pilots participating each month. At the end of the year, the top three pilots overall will receive the annual awards.


Firebird Squadron Training:

Competition runtime: 10/19/2020 - 12/31/2021 (4 months, 15 days left)
Units involved: ISDII Challenge
Competition medals: IS-CW for most wins in a session, IS-BW for attending three events. IS-SW for attending the most events in six months. IS-GW for attending the most events in a year.
Description: Every two weeks, Firebird will assemble for Multiplayer Training! Star Wars Squadrons, EA Battlefront 2, and others; let's try to get full flights working together!

Pilots will be awarded an IS-CW for most wins in a session, IS-BW for every 3 events attended, IS-SW for attending the most events in six months, and an IS-GW for attending the most events in a year.




COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021:

Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (4 months, 15 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: IS-GW/SW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/SW/BW for the year
Description:
Every Legion of Skirmish earned gives the pilot a point on the Multiplayer Coop Kill Board and the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

IS-GW/SW/BW for top 3 monthly, at the end of the year the top 4 pilots win IS-PW/GW/SW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.


MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021:

Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (4 months, 15 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: IS-GW/SW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/SW/BW for the year
Description:
MP Ace of the TIE Corps is going to have to work a little bit differently in 2021 with Star Wars Squadrons in full force and a similar competition being run by the COO for that game.

Every Legion of Combat earned gives the pilot a point on the Multiplayer Kill Board. Counting just the points earned from games OTHER than Star Wars Squadrons, the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

IS-GW/SW/BW for top 3 monthly, at the end of the year the top 4 pilots win IS-PW/GW/SW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.

SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021:
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (4 months, 15 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: IS-GW/SW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/SW/BW for the year
Description:
Every Single Player mission flown earns the pilot a point on the Kill Board and the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

Each mission only counts once for the year, but missions flown in previous years can be reflown for points on the Kill Board (but not additional FCHG points). The Kill Board statistics on the TIE Corps website are final.

IS-GW/SW/BW for top 3 monthly, at the end of the year the top 4 pilots win IS-PW/GW/SW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of SP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.


The Challenge with Words:
Competition runtime: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 (4 months, 15 days left)
Units involved: Entire TC
Competition medals: IS-GW/SW/BW monthly
IS-PW/GW/SW/BW for the year
Description:
MP Ace of the TIE Corps is going to have to work a little bit differently in 2021 with Star Wars Squadrons in full force and a similar competition being run by the COO for that game.

Every Legion of Combat earned gives the pilot a point on the Multiplayer Kill Board. Counting just the points earned from games OTHER than Star Wars Squadrons, the top three pilots at the end of the month earn medals. Yearly, the top four pilots earn medals.

IS-GW/SW/BW for top 3 monthly, at the end of the year the top 4 pilots win IS-PW/GW/SW/BW. The top pilot at the end of the year also receives the title of MP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021.




Thunder Trivia Answers Week










Week victor - No winner

SQUADRON ACTIVITY

FLIGHT I - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Thunder Warriors - "Bring the Thunder"

Thunder CMDR: LC Tygra Shadowclaw

Email /Discord
MUA x1
BS x 1

Thunder 1-2: COL Impulse

Quiet

Thunder 1-3: LT Ryuzokin

Email / Discord
New Uniform
MUA x 1

Thunder 1-4: TBD

TBD

FLIGHT II - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Lightning Raiders - "Feel the Thunder"

Thunder 2-1: CM LegionX

Email/Discord
Admin Work
New Uniform
MUA x 1
LOC x 3

Thunder 2-2: CM Neko

Email / Discord
MUA x 1

Thunder 2-3: TBD

TBD

Thunder 2-4: LT The Dice Goblin

MoC-boc x 1

FLIGHT III - TIE PHANTOM MK.1
Nickname: Rolling Thunder - "Fear the Thunder"

Thunder 3-1: CM Dynamus

Email / Discord
MUA x 1

Thunder 3-2: TBD

TBD

Thunder 3-3: CM Iam Thinking

Email / Discord
MUA x 1

Thunder 3-4: LT Green

MUA x 1


ROSTER


Thunder Squadron - Assassination
of Wing X of the ISDII Challenge


COMMANDER Lieutenant Colonel Tygra Shadowclaw
NICKNAME Stormbringers
MOTTO "Swift, Silent, Deadly"
WEBSITE http://wiki.emperorshammer.org/Thunder_Squadron ; http://thunder.isdchallenge.org/
MESSAGE BOARD http://discord.com/invite/MSxYV8a
REPORTS https://tc.emperorshammer.org/showreport.php?id=1&nid=40
BATTLEBOARD https://tc.emperorshammer.org/battleboard.php?sqn=40

uniform patch


FLIGHT I - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Thunder Warriors
Motto: "You've been Thunderstruck"
[1] LC Tygra Shadowclaw
[2] COL Impulse
[3] LT Ryuzokin
[4] TBA



FLIGHT II - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Lightning Raiders
Motto: "Feel the Thunder"
[5] CT LegionX
[6] CM Neko
[7] TBD
[8] LT The Dice Goblin



FLIGHT III - TIE PHANTOM MK.I
Nickname: Rolling Thunder
Motto: "Fear the Thunder"
[9] CM Dynamus
[10] TBD
[11] CM Iam Thinking
[12] LT Green


COMMANDERS CORNER

WORDS FROM OUR CMDR, LTC Tygra Shadowclaw:
I will be depending on the Flight leaders to step up. You're in a position of leadership which means you have some additional duties beyond that of a standard Flight member.

For those that haven't taken the TIE CORE course from the Imperial Academy, please do so. By not taking it you will limit yourselves to the Rank of Lieutenant and no higher. The course is not difficult and can be done in 30 minutes.

A new week starts off. Of course we still need to finish up in IS3. Let's try and finish strong. No new news to post that hasn't been posted half a dozen times already.

Questions, Comments? bring them to me. Complaints? Take them to your XO!

Words from CM LegionX:

For those that have yet to take your TC CORE test, let me know. I am more than willing to help you study for it. You are stuck as a LT until you take the test and I know you want to advance in rank.



FL-SQXO/CM LegionX/Thunder 2-1/Wing X/ISDII Challenge
BS/PCx2/ISMx2/MoI/MoC-1soc-3boc/MUA-Rx1/IS-2SW-2SR-13BR-1CR/LoC-CSx4-Rx2/LoS-TS-IS-CS-
Rx4/CoB [Certified] [Gunner's Mate 4th] {TCCORE-SM/5}

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