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Bodge
02-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Good evening gentlemen.

It pains me to tell you that Folk and ARPS are no more. It has been a difficult decision that have been discussed at length by all the admins but it has become too much strain for us to deal with both the groups.

With that in mind I would like to introduce and welcome you to

Folk ARPS
http://www.ferstaberinde.com/folk/forum/download/file.php?id=57


The admins or hosts (as they shall now be referred to) have been having a lengthy series of discussions about how to improve our little community. We decided that in the interests of consistency and simplicity an official merging of the two groups would be highly beneficial.

Those that were involved in the discussions are below. As you may be aware we have drafted in a few new hosts and the merger is the primary reason for this, more people allows us to have more hands working on the development of the group. To help with the continued evolution of FA, different hosts will be dealing with certain aspects of the operation, have a look below:

The Hosts:

Bodge - As Minister of Supervision and State security I will be fielding any enquiries into party policy and managing content published by the party. I will also maintain the security and longevity of the General Secretary's incarceration. Bodge on steam, Bodgemonkey on skype.

Capernatious - Capernatious will be dealing with foreign relations (A2Free) as well as public infrastructure. Steam name is Capernatious, and Skype handle is Agent.Rebell.

Ferrard Carson - As Undersecretary to the Secretary of the Secretariat of the Party, Ferrard will be concerned primarily with continued education of The Party in the art of fail-avoidance via Comrade Tigershark's platform and the pole atop said platform. Expect lite mission-making in addition to workshop-running.

Harakka - Harakka will try to keep our various servers set up and running smoothly, in addition to hosting sessions and making missions. You can catch him with either a PM on the forums, as harakka_ on Steam, or harakka_fi on Skype.

Headspace - The Air Marshal of the People's Air Force will be dealing specifically with the highly technical "shit that flies" division.

Nullkigan - As Finance minister Nullkigan will be overseeing the party expenditure and the projects that are being funded.

Tigershark - as Minister of Defense Tigershark will continue to ensure that those willing and desiring to develop themselves in the continued defense of the party have
a platform to do so.

Stranglove -The Minister of Civil Affairs' role is the management of party owned missions and assisting with the development of new material. Stranglove will oversee the addition of new missions to the playlists

SvDvorak - SvDvorak's department of science and technology will be working on the organisation and continued development of missions and our mission making platforms.

Washington - Washington is "The Minister of Industry and Information Technology" and will be dealing with the mods server and assisting those working on mod nights and events as well as organising workstreams of his own. washington on steam & d-wilcox on skype

Wolfenswan - As 1st Comrade Content Censor Wolfenswan will be managing the mission-making section of the forums and the missions on the server. Initially the current process of getting a mission on the box, tested and into the rotation will be improved on and streamlined. With F2 2-7-0 (and related mission stubs) on the verge of being released, a dedicated sub forum will serve both new and experienced mission makers and hopefully lead to a whole new lot of quality content. He is Wolfenswan on Steam and helazoid on Skype.

To provide clarity
General queries and content management-> Bodge or Fer.
Mission problems -> Contact Wolf, Strang or SvDvorak.
Mod stuff -> Wash.
Server issues -> Harakka, Caper (esp if A2Free) or Null (if financial).
Workshop queries -> Tiger or Carson.
Flight sim stuffs -> Headspace.
So if you don't know who to contact about something just ask any host, but you may be redirected to the relevant person (For missions please press [wolfenswan]).

With the formation of the new group we will be creating a new website that will hold all of the relevant information on how to play arma with us and news of any further developments. The site will become available later in December. The old Folk forum will become the Folk ARPS forum, holding our key discussions, mission cache, workshop info and other bits and pieces that may be of use. We urge all comrades without an account on this forum to register now. We will remain present on the RPS ArmA forum with AAR crossposts and redirecting any people that might be looking for us. We will also be adopting the Folk skype channel to provide a persistent chat for Folk Arps players so get yourself registered if you haven't already and we will start getting people invited shortly.

The playing of Arma will not change significantly, hosts will run sessions for structured play (if you want to practise/explode everything you can jump on server between sessions much as you can now). The sessions will be at the same time on:

Server name: Folk ARPS Server
Server address: server.herosquad.org
Port: 2302
Password: freedom

Voice comms will now be using what used to be the Folk TS server:

Server name: Folk ARPS TS
Server address: server.herosquad.org
Port: 9988
Password: freedom

The Mods server is still there, as is the A2Free server and Mumble. The A2Free and Mumble server are not strictly speaking "Folk ARPS assets" we are going to keep them running for the benefit of those that still use them.

Hopefully with this merger and restructure we can help generate more content and improve the arma experience we offer. We have created a new skeleton for the new community, now it is everyone to help attach all the squishy bits to form a meatshield. If you want to help out with something or have an idea on what should be done then poke one of the hosts listed up above. Chances are some of the hosts are going to be asking for assistance with certain projects so keep your eyes peeled.

Like its forerunners, Folk ARPS is an open community. We welcome everyone who wishes to play with us as long as they are willing to respect our approach and have taken a moment to ensure they have an appropriate game and communications set-up (all accomplished by reading our brief Need To Know guides). There are no entry criteria besides turning up, although we do recommend opening a forum account to join the discussion. The sessions will still be structured, with several coop and adversarial missions, and run by hosts to maintain the enjoyment of the majority. We remain mod-free during Tuesday and Sunday sessions, but a Mod server is there if you want to try something (talk to a Host for help). So far we have had ACRE and I44 sessions running with reasonable success.

Please help us build on this.

Happy Armaing

Bodge
And the other Hosts.

IceRaiser
02-12-2012, 09:13 PM
I see no mention of the Golden Yacht(that doesn't really exist).
I invested moneh for it to be built, where is the yacht?!

On a srs note, I think it should be ARPS Folk. 'cuz we're cooler ;)

ARPS is dead, Long live ARPS!

Phalanx
02-12-2012, 11:28 PM
FARPS, not to be mistaken with FARTS, EH?

But this is cool stuff, happy to be part of this community.

Kefirz
02-12-2012, 11:45 PM
FARPS.

Lose the R, and we will be most searched site on google, in addition to that make some ad-sense ad's about hookers and blow.

Bodge
02-12-2012, 11:49 PM
Tuesday will be the last ARPS TT, from Sunday 9th Dec we will be using these new details.

SuperÜ
02-12-2012, 11:52 PM
har. I like FARPS, has a ring.

But this is cool stuff, I take it there is going to be a single pot that the servers are ran off?
If so how would one go about donating to the cause?

fer
02-12-2012, 11:56 PM
Long version: Folk ARPS
Short version: FA
How we encourage you to get it right: 'quality time' with comrade Tigershark

;)

thekev506
03-12-2012, 12:12 AM
Makes sense, pooled resources and the like. And to think I was about to put ARPS as my clan tag this Tuesday, too... Guess I'll put FA instead!

Bodge
03-12-2012, 12:19 AM
har. I like FARPS, has a ring.

But this is cool stuff, I take it there is going to be a single pot that the servers are ran off?
If so how would one go about donating to the cause?

Yeah give it a little while and we will shout the details out again, we are fine till Feb I think. Nullkigan has all the facts. the herosquad.org website still has the info on it

kalelovil
03-12-2012, 04:06 AM
As long as this doesn't mean we end up playing Cholo at the end of every Tuesday session, it sounds like a sensible move.

DWZippy
03-12-2012, 11:00 AM
Does this mean that it's everyone's golden yacht now?

Head
03-12-2012, 11:52 AM
So.. TS3 for both session now? :/

kataras
03-12-2012, 12:37 PM
Does this mean there are no TT's anymore?

Or that they will both have the same rules/spirit (as it's been for some time now)?

harakka
03-12-2012, 01:01 PM
So.. TS3 for both session now? :/

Yep. We realize that people have their preferences, but one had to be chosen because it doesn't really make any practical sense to have separate VOIP systems, with their different CC setup procedures etc, for separate days.


Does this mean there are no TT's anymore?

Or that they will both have the same rules/spirit (as it's been for some time now)?

The Tuesday session isn't going anywhere, both sessions will just be run similarly using the unified servers. Like you said, the sessions have been pretty close in spirit for a while now.

Kefirz
03-12-2012, 04:00 PM
Can I make a suggestion? Make TS channel names just like in mumble because that is *cough* better *cough*

Harlander
03-12-2012, 04:48 PM
This took me by more surprise than it should have.

Head
03-12-2012, 06:24 PM
This took me by more surprise than it should have.
I figured it would happend, we had pretty much merged anyway


TS3 makes me sad tho, My hearing is utter shit and TS3 always had this shit sound for me.

thekev506
03-12-2012, 07:38 PM
So if tomorrow's session is the 'last' TT, are we sticking with mumble for it or switching to TS3?

Also,

Can I make a suggestion? Make TS channel names just like in mumble because that is *cough* better *cough*
+1 to this

Siddin
03-12-2012, 08:27 PM
So if tomorrow's session is the 'last' TT, are we sticking with mumble for it or switching to TS3?


Tomorrow we still use Mumble, yes. For the final TT!

If you want to get in touch with me, my Steam name is Capernatious, and my Skype handle is Agent.Rebell. (Don't ask.)

Harlander
03-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Can you suppress keys in TS3? That was the killer Mumble feature that I always missed (and I always missed having a key-togglable CC in mumble)

StrangLove
03-12-2012, 10:38 PM
Suppress keys as in hotkeys which mute you? It's entirely possible, under Settings>Options>hotkeys

SvDvorak
03-12-2012, 10:48 PM
I am SvDvorak and I approve of this message. You can most easily reach me on Steam where I have the same username if needed.

Synesthesia
04-12-2012, 01:01 AM
Is there a way to get the ts3 ui as an overlay like you can do with mumble by pressing f11? Also, bring valhalla to ts3! The names of the mum server were a bit funnier.

Harlander
04-12-2012, 10:15 AM
Suppress keys as in hotkeys which mute you? It's entirely possible, under Settings>Options>hotkeys

No, I mean where the VOIP dealie traps the keypress so other things don't get it.

I like to use the windows key, as it's never used in games and in a fairly convenient place, but if you can't suppress it it's worthless because it makes the start menu pop up.

(Also, suppressing keys doesn't seem to work entirely correctly in Planetside 2, but that's a different matter)

StrangLove
04-12-2012, 10:48 AM
Yeah, it's possible (if a little convoluted). Go to options>hotkeys, and click on the drop-down menu to the bottom-right. Switch to Mouse and Keyboard only, and then edit your PTT. You should have a 'Discard' tickbox, which suppresses the key you're using for that hotkey. I hope this helps.

Syn, there is an overlay plugin for TS3 (installed by default), but it's a little unstable and can cause crashes for some setups. I don't know whether it's hotkey-able by default, but it has some pretty extensive settings. Look for it under Settings>plugins. After it's activated, you'll be able to trawl through the options (I spied some 'activate' hotkey options in there)

Harlander
04-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Sounds like that'll do the job, yeah.