CM meeting time change
Community Managers meeting time has now changed to 2pm UK time (2 hours earlier than before) to ensure all community managers can attend.
Rhea's finally taking a break... kind of
Rhea will be taking a much needed sabbatical from major PR projects for the next 3 months to focus on her duties as a Medic Trainer. She will still be working on the INTREPs and curating content for our social media pages during this time.
Public Relations News Room
FK Gaming Rebrand
FK Gaming is now officially re-branded. It's been a very laborious process with many bumps in the road but now it is complete! Thank you for all the positive feedback it is greatly appreciated. Now the PR team can move forward to bigger and better projects knowing our brand better fits how we want to be seen as a community. Check out all of our fresh new graphics and logos on our social media pages linked below.
Warhammer 40k: Dark Heresy Hosted by @Whisper
Though the game is currently full and not accepting any more players, Whisper has set up a great thread here to keep up with the story and it's progression. Here is a small clip of what went down in their last session:
"Psyker detected some bad psychic stuff going on.
Arbitrator experienced the finest of dining and also got yelled at by some posh people.
Guardsman may have eaten a person but that's heresy so probably not.
Assassin went for a wander in the shadows and might have something wrong inside their head.
Tech Priest tried to communicate with a very locked door and some brain damaged cyborgs.
Cleric prayed a bit."
Visit Whisper's forum thread HERE for more.
Tomo has made a community poll to gauge interest in the possibility of an in house Rainbow Six Siege Tournament. If you own the game and may be interested in participating please be sure to visit his thread and comment.
Auxiliary Server Moved
As some of you may have noticed this week the technicians have been busy switching over our server hosting FK #3/4/5/6 to a new box. With this change brings more stability, and more control. This new server is now owned 100% by FK Gaming. During this shift some IPs have been changed, and updated list of servers and their corresponding IP addresses can be found in the description of the TS room "FK #3/4/5/6", on Discord pinned in the channel "fk_3-4-5-6", or on the forums: FK 3 Liberation, FK 4 Custom Missions, FK 5 Custom Missions, and FK Minecraft.
Trainer's Top Tips
Trainer's Spotlight - Squad Leaders Restrictions contributed by @ThePointForward
In this article we will focus on Arma rule #14 from the section Weapons/Additional Gear:
Squad Lead is allowed to restrict all weapons in his squad as long as the restrictions will benefit squad performance or mission aesthetics.
The Squad Leaders can actually enforce specific weapons to either make the squad look the part in a themed mission or more importantly to make sure the squad is going to be effective for what's planned for it.
So the SLs should not be afraid to make use of this rule and we'd like to give a few examples:
1. In a mission where town clearing is going to be prevalent, the SL can enforce M249 for one autorifleman and an M27 with drum magazines for another. The squad is unlikely to need a GPMG like M240 or a marksman.
2. On the other hand in a mission where the squad is tasked with guarding an access road to a main objective it might be a good idea to bring two GPMGs like M240 and designate assistant(s) to the autoriflemen with spare ammunition and rangefinder to guide the shooters.
3. Finally in a late Vietnam War mission the SL might elect to enforce M16A1s and M60s to actually look like a Vietnam War era squad. This of course can be combined by enforcing appropriate vests and headgear.
We hope to see some cool squads in the future!
Ace3 Medical - The plan ahead - contributed of the Medic Training Team @Rhea @Spartan_MiniMe @Sarissa
The Medical trainers along with our Staff counterparts have been keeping a very close eye on updates being made to the Ace3 medical system. Any day now we should see an update! Unfortunately that does not mean that the changes will go live on the server right away. First testing will need to be done and settings will need to be adjusted by the trainers and staff team. Secondly, training materials will need to be polished and decisions made on how to best distribute them. We know this is taking longer than expected but please be patient with us throughout this process. We will continue to do everything in our power to make sure FK provides the best game play experience possible, it just may take us a bit of t
Beans of the Week courtesy of @Mittens
First Main Cluster-Fuck courtesy of @kMaN
19 weeks and 1 day until FK Meetup 2020
INTREP Photo Credit @Malbryn