On Friday, the 1st of May, from 1900 UTC until at least 2100 UTC, Trident is organising a Cobalt wide Friday Night Operations. It will be comprised of as many Cobalt outfits as possible, each fighting for their faction and being as tactical as possible. We will fight on Esamir (Most of us are training on Esamir anyway because of Server Smash). If Esamir is locked, we will fight on Amerish. Each outfit will have it's own platoon (full or not), so that everyone can play with their own PLs.
Communication will be set up as follows:
All PLs and SLs must connect to the Trident TS3 Server, the address is ts.tridentoutfit.com.
Each platoon will be assigned a number, e.g. VS Platoon 3, the PL and SLs from this platoon would join the VS Platoon 3 channel.
Each PL will be added to an "Ops Command Team" server group, and should set up a whisper key to talk to this server group in order to talk to the other PLs. There will be three groups: PS2 OCT VS, PS2 OCT TR and PS2 OCT NC; for their respective factions.
The PL and SLs can talk to each other by simply talking in their channel (e.g. Platoon 3)
PLs and SLs should communicate with their members using in-game platoon/squad comms
The main purpose of those Ops will be to get outfits to play with each other. This is something especially VS outfits aren´t doing too much on live. It will give us an idea of which outfits are better suited for certain situations (which would be something really important to know for the coming SSmashes).
Another goal will be to increase activity. If people see that there will be a special event they might pick up PS2 again and give it another chance.
We also want to create a stronger Cobalt community. Outfits are pretty much not talking to each other currently. We want to give everyone the opportunity to meet new people and get to know each other.
If your outfit is interested in joining: Send /u/TheFatherlessChild a PM on Reddit with the approximate number of squads you will be providing by Wednesday, 29th of April, 2200 UTC. Or sign up in the Spreadsheet in edit 3. down below.
Remember: There are no requirements for joining other than signing up. Every outfit should get a chance of taking part.
Leaders should be on Trident TS3 at the latest by 1830 UTC, and should have their platoons ready to go by 1855 UTC. This means a finished squad composition and waiting in the warpgate. Time keeping will be done by Trident. We will talk about general plans for the Ops at 1845 UTC
Please use this event clock (adjusts for your local timezone automatically): https://tridentoutfit.com/tools/clock/150501190000/Cobalt%20Operations to ensure we're all there at the same time.
Hope to see you there!
The Trident Ops Team
Trident PS2 Director
Edit: On Thursday, 30th of April, 1800 UTC we will have a meeting so each faction can elect a commander and I can explain/set up comms for each factions' FC and PLs. If you cannot make it to the meeting, PM me and we can agree on a different date/time. This meeting will be to reduce confusion on the day :)
Edit 2: Made it more clear that outfits fight for their factions, we aren't all fighting together just yet ;)
Edit 3: Sign up sheet for Outfits and Solo players here (one page for Solo, one for Outfits): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_mAGu97PxlJlqTT5GM_eeib9RcYwhJ7_xf4Dugy9y_w/edit?usp=docslist_api