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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperÜ View Post
    Perhaps viewing the sessions in this fashion rather than having one of the sessions (in this case FOLK) forging the group identity.
    I need to point out something here. Folk has been much more to ARPS than just a session we go play in on Sundays. When the hosts team was formed a year back to keep TTs alive and organized, we adopted the session style of Folk Sundays. We also received a huge amount of advice and encouragement from Fer. We play missions made in the Folk style, using the Folk platoon structure, although the current platoon structure iteration had input from both Folk and ARPS hosts because already back then, we were working together on sessions and the sudden DayZ player influx was a shared issue. As hosts we've encouraged people to make missions in the Folk style, because making missions takes a lot of work and it is good that we can use the same content in both sessions.

    There is a reason there is both Folk and ARPS in the new name. Both owe a lot to one another.
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    Well Phalax, JRides and even Nullkigan have mentioned many of the points I have problems with, so I won't dwell on those here.

    However... The more and more I read about this the more I don't like the direction it's going, also doesn't help that some of you have this thing that is pure nonsense but more on that shortly.

    The first thing I want to bring up is, you are "merging the groups" I don't see it like that. I see it essentially as I can not think of a better term right now as, the little group bullying the larger group and succeeding. For one when you merge two entities you DO NOT try to move the larger entity into the smaller one, why? Well because if nothing else you are creating more work for yourself than necessary.

    The second point is, RPS and FOLK tell me which one is more likely to be known about? I'm sorry FOLK you may have been around since the Operation Flashpoint days (surprise! So have I) but I had never heard about your existence until I joined RPS for Arma sessions.

    What about potential new players hmm? When I hosted the I44 session the other week I was really happy to see two new faces join us, and most importantly enjoy themselves and thus stick around. Where did they hear about our games from? My money is on the fact they read RPS and decided to see what the community around it does.

    The third point and this one has bothered me for quite some time...

    WTF is this Socialist Agrarian Utopia bullsh*t? Seriously if it's a joke fine but don't use it all the sodding time. The way it is being used for example would be like the following...

    Say I like Star Wars for a minute, and I mean really like it. so I start sounding off about the "Glorious Empire!", ok yeah that's fine for a laugh I guess, except I now do it everytime I post/talk. Yeah it's not going to be long before it only pisses people off or worse makes them think you have some form of problem upstairs. You don't use the same knock knock joke over and over, otherwise people stop answering the door.

    You don't use the same knock knock joke over an... Oh wait we've already done that.

    But my main gripe with that at the moment is, this "merger" it's a BIG thing by the looks of it so DON'T use the unfunny BS when making an "important" annoucement about it. Write it in plain english as it stands I had to read that twice before I fully understood who did what, for example...

    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.
    Wait... What?
    This should have been...

    Bodge - Manages the security of Servers and VOIP programs, responsable for mission uploading to the servers. Also around to help with any issues members of the community may be having.
    See much easier to read and I know exactly what Bodge's role is in less than 2 seconds.

    As for those that are saying, "nothing is really changing!" then why make a big thing out of it to start with?

    Somebody said they haven't seen any strong objections to all this...

    Well here you go, you can consider my voice a strong objection. For what it's actually worth.

    Regards Hawk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk_Silk View Post
    The second point is, RPS and FOLK tell me which one is more likely to be known about? I'm sorry FOLK you may have been around since the Operation Flashpoint days (surprise! So have I) but I had never heard about your existence until I joined RPS for Arma sessions.

    What about potential new players hmm? When I hosted the I44 session the other week I was really happy to see two new faces join us, and most importantly enjoy themselves and thus stick around. Where did they hear about our games from? My money is on the fact they read RPS and decided to see what the community around it does.
    I'm one of the newer players in both groups, and have only played ARMA online since October. My experience of this actually goes in the opposite direction to what you're saying. I stumbled across a shacktac video on youtube and it got me interested in playing ARMA online, but I wanted to play with a Euro group rather than a US group, and one that was a little less serious than shacktac. There were recommendations on the st site to check out FOLK for exactly that kind of thing, so I did, and the folk forums quickly led me to playing with ARPS, too. I'd also like to stick up for FOLK in regards to people saying they're not as welcoming as ARPS, because again my first FOLK session was much easier to get to grips with; nobody was brash with me, and there was a lot of explanation and positive support at my first FOLK workshop. I'd say FOLK made me more comfortable playing with ARPS.

    I really enjoy playing with both groups, and couldn't pick one over the other because they both offer a really great experience. I'd be the first to admit I'm not the greatest ARMA player, but neither group has ever made me feel lesser or unwelcome. The majority of complaints people seem to have is not liking the semantics or humour of one thing or the other, which just seems petty to me. A lot of the agrarian utopia stuff is chaff, and the jokes can be a bit naff at times, but it doesn't make me want to storm off in outrage, and even if it did I don't think 'I don't like your sense of humour' would vouch as a serious complaint.

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    The second point is, RPS and FOLK tell me which one is more likely to be known about? I'm sorry FOLK you may have been around since the Operation Flashpoint days (surprise! So have I) but I had never heard about your existence until I joined RPS for Arma sessions.
    The only place ARPS is being promoted on it's own is the occasionally "come play games with us" post on the RPS frontpage. Everywhere else ARPS and Folk tend to be mentioned as sister groups, for example Dsylexci's recommendation of other groups or the various times people have promoted the groups on reddit. (The I44 session has been mentioned a few times on reddit as well btw)

    I'm sorry, but you're just guessing here and throwing weight around that you've got no proof to back with.

    I get that you don't appreciate the humor. I'm surprised that no one ever raised this issue. There have been two boards, chats and easy ways to directly contact the hosts. Why did no one ever come along with a simply "hey I/we don't think the socialist joking isn't as funny as you might think, care to tone it done a bit"? If we had known that people strongly object to this kind of humor then the announcement would probably have been worded differently.
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    No, we don't think the Social Agrarian Utopia thing makes any fucking sense whatsoever, and it's not funny trying to politicise a group like that?
    I like mumble, I think that the running joke of the glorious communist republic is stale as hell and forces people into playing with AKs and shit all the time,
    a player culture based around this socialist agrarian revolutionary thing, a distinct perspective that seems to say, to me, 'you're not welcome unless you're willing to invest time in us.'
    So all this boils down to not getting the joke? Surely I can't be the only one that actually finds the socialist theme funny? It's satire, no one is actually forcing your to be a socialist, it's the opposite. It's making fun of "The Party" as it is basically dysfunctional and incompetent while pretending to have power (My god I hope Fer doesn't read this). It gives us something to shout about while charging towards T72s with Markovs. Maybe it's not that funny, but I can't understand how anyone could be offended by this, unless they really are from the politburo.

    Anyway, it's just a game. Play, don't play, host, don't host. I enjoy running around with a Lee Enfield in Zargabad Safari just as much as team work in Tiger/Ferrad's workshops. Who cares if it's ran by Folk or RPS, I want more cool missions, more variety of mission, and more cool toys in missions. I would also support some kind of official after party after the end of serious stuff. I hope someone can make more "fun" mission since cholo and crazyrace are a bit old now.

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    Like thekev506, I too found FOLK through a recommendation made by Shacktac - a simple email to Fer and I was welcomed to the following Sunday session. I've only played with them for 3 months now and played my first TT session 2 weeks ago. The only difference I found in the sessions were about a group of 5 people who don't play on Sundays.

    As far as I can tell, this MERGE can only benefit both groups in the long run -the fact that ARPS admins/hosts have been heavily involved in said merge just proves it's not a hostile take over by FOLK and has been carried out with both 'parties' involvement.

    Is it due to the fact that the name FOLK appears first in the new name? lol

    As for the 'party' jokes etc. It's clearly just a joke, something that you don't have to be involved in and easily ignored - it's not my cup of tea, so I just let it go over my head. In the end, I'm only here to play ArmA2 in a fun but organised manner and both groups offer this on two specified days starting at half 7 - if people find it such a struggle to complete a few more mouse clicks to navigate to a different forum/site - just turn up on said days at said times and PLAY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk_Silk View Post

    However... The more and more I read about this the more I don't like the direction it's going, also doesn't help that some of you have this thing that is pure nonsense but more on that shortly.

    I'm not sure as to what 'direction' you're referring to. We were two groups with identical play-styles, administration and player-base. This merger simplifies the process of administration as well as cutting down the effort needed to play in both sessions - one server, one VOIP client, one website on which to glean the information for both.

    The first thing I want to bring up is, you are "merging the groups" I don't see it like that. I see it essentially as I can not think of a better term right now as, the little group bullying the larger group and succeeding. For one when you merge two entities you DO NOT try to move the larger entity into the smaller one, why? Well because if nothing else you are creating more work for yourself than necessary.

    What makes you think that ARPS has been 'bullied' into moving into Folk? Is it the move to what used to be the Folk forums, or the adoption as TS3 as the Voip client for the main sessions? I'd genuinely like to know what the figuring is behind this idea, and what you believe the solution is.

    The second point is, RPS and FOLK tell me which one is more likely to be known about? I'm sorry FOLK you may have been around since the Operation Flashpoint days (surprise! So have I) but I had never heard about your existence until I joined RPS for Arma sessions.

    ARPS is still in the title, the RPS Arma subforum still remains. We are by no means playing down the ARPS element, or playing up the Folk side of things.

    What about potential new players hmm? When I hosted the I44 session the other week I was really happy to see two new faces join us, and most importantly enjoy themselves and thus stick around. Where did they hear about our games from? My money is on the fact they read RPS and decided to see what the community around it does.

    Wolf has already addressed this point, so I'll only briefly touch on it: Guest and Host posts on /r/Arma, as well as members from other gaming communities have provided some excellent players to the sessions. We still very much appreciate the influx of players we get from the frontpage, and in no way do the changes prevent people from coming in from the frontpage and playing with us. If you percieve that they do, could you please explain how (I fear that I may not have the most impartial of opinions here, and I may be missing something big)

    The third point and this one has bothered me for quite some time...

    WTF is this Socialist Agrarian Utopia bullsh*t? Seriously if it's a joke fine but don't use it all the sodding time. The way it is being used for example would be like the following...

    Say I like Star Wars for a minute, and I mean really like it. so I start sounding off about the "Glorious Empire!", ok yeah that's fine for a laugh I guess, except I now do it everytime I post/talk. Yeah it's not going to be long before it only pisses people off or worse makes them think you have some form of problem upstairs. You don't use the same knock knock joke over and over, otherwise people stop answering the door.

    You don't use the same knock knock joke over an... Oh wait we've already done that.

    I suppose this is a matter of personal opinion, and I don't feel particularly strong either way on the matter.

    As for those that are saying, "nothing is really changing!" then why make a big thing out of it to start with?

    Well, it's important that people know what is changing, isn't it? We are simplifying the structure and creating a more rigid structure of Host roles - This serves to ensure that if you need something done by one of us, you get it done by the right chap for the job. There are no great leaps for the playerbase - As far as I see it, we are asking very little, and providing people with the conduit to discuss and play in a pure ARMA focus. This by no means prevents you from playing other games with other RPSers, from chatting about other games (or even chatting about ARMA) in the RPS steamchat, or from joining in debates on the RPS discussion forums.

    Somebody said they haven't seen any strong objections to all this...

    Well here you go, you can consider my voice a strong objection. For what it's actually worth.

    I very much appreciate it, and I hope this has either answered or served to put across my perspective on the matter

    Regards Hawk.
    Again, these are my own views mixed with a little of what I hope is insight into the Hosts reasons for the merger. If I've said anything that anyone considers offensive or wrong in this post, don't hesitate to pull me up on it. If anyone wants to talk about this (or other ArmA matters) in greater depth, I'm stranglove.1 on skype and StrangLove on steam. Hit me up!
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    Clearly, this has all been done because the Party Fears Two... servers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zitron View Post
    I would also support some kind of official after party after the end of serious stuff. I hope someone can make more "fun" mission since cholo and crazyrace are a bit old now.
    This has been a significant problem for me when I host - "cholo'ing out" can only be done so many times before it gets rote. I've got an idea for a "shameless fun" mission already in the works, and if you guys toss us some more, then the more the merrier!

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    Well I'll try to clear up on some of what I said as it seems some of it wasn't wrote in the best way, hold on.

    The Socialist Agrarian Utopia Stuff: Perhaps I shouldn't have said "Bullsh*t", my apologies. What I was trying to get at, particularly with the Star Wars reference was not "Oh don't use it, it's dumb.", you are welcome to it. More a case of don't use it at every opportunity you can, and not when you are trying to convey something that is important. So it's not that I "don't get the joke" it's more that the joke is over used.

    The direction: It all boils down to trying to move a larger group into a smaller one instead of vice versa, ultimately more work for the organisers that way. Also when I said about RPS I wasn't actually meaning RPS as in the front page, I ment as in people go to the front page read it and decide to look at the forums. See an Arma/anyother group and think "well why not, it's a large community".

    The other thing I was trying to get at was more basic as in, someone searches Google for RPS there is a good chance they could find the ARPS group if they are looking for a fun Arma group, as it's on RPS's own forums. Where as moving most of the stuff to the FOLK forums it's a lot harder to find out about FOLK. Perhaps I should have said ARPS not RPS in my previous post.

    Ultimately one of my main fears is this FOLKARPS could become a lot more closed off to new people in the future. As this to me (but it could be the way it's been brought across) looks like a locking down of the group(s).

    As for the name of the group? No I don't give two hoots what it's called, and I'm a little disappointed that you would think that in all honesty.

    I do hope my points are easier to understand this time, and apologies of any offense caused aswell. That was not my intention.

    Regards Hawk.

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    Regarding the move and some of Hawk's points;

    A lot of the things about the move, to me, are good. It comes across as utterly pointless to run two servers and have two separately named groups doing exactly the same things. The renaming and consolidation of resources is a mostly good thing.

    When it comes to Mumble, it pains me to say TS3 is the best option. In my opinion TS3 is worse in every conceivable way (especially that horrific overlay) except maybe the CC function. Even with that, the mumble option requires extra set up but has the potential to be used for multiple command channels with the flexible access token system.
    But as long as the mumble continues to drop out with alarming regularity TS3 is the way to go.

    (It does make sense to me to use Mumble's comment system to post a link to the arma forum and a short description in the ARMA 2 CO comment. There has been a HUGE influx of new people into mumble i.e. ps2 who don't necessarily read the forums and that link could prove helpful and bring in new faces)


    Onto the negatives and Hawk's points re: direction - I don't see any purpose at all in consolidating the forums, especially moving to the Folk ones. Why not simply continue posting AARs for the relevant night to the relevant forums regardless of name change?
    Recently the cross-post notifications for Folk AARs onto ARPS has stopped for reasons unknown for me, and those provide logical awareness raisers of the Folk forums.
    I see Fer is trying to redesign the Folk website but a search for 'Folk Arma' still brings up the RPS forums as the second result behind BI.

    Maybe long term ferstaberinde would make a good home for Folk Arps, but the RPS forums are considerably easier to find and prominent making a big and unnecessary move right now nonsensical unless the community wants to become more closed off.

    Last point, regarding the Socialist blah blah blah, I get the joke on a small scale. Eastern bloc Socialism is basically the running joke of politics and I personally find it amusing when it comes up in AARs and even some of the tutorial threads. But using it in 'the end of the beginning' thread really seems like a step too far when the purpose should of been to inform people of a relatively major structural change without any dogma or bull****.


    All just my opinion. Make of it what you will.

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    Somebody just told you, that argument of visibilty is fallacious. I myself found FOLK long before ARPS. Folk was a relatively known community inside the arma 2 community.
    Still, seeing that the Arma 2 subforum is still there, I don't really see what negative effect it could have.
    Carson, I must have a shitload of stupid and short adversarial low-count missions on my computer, which I designed initially for my old group (meaning with a lot of mods in mind), but I could probably convert some of them if people wish it.

    Oh, and this has nothing to do here, but that's good news: the Headless client stuff has been fixed, so we should be able to use that when 1.63 comes out. We're gonna die a lot. And add some cover seeking - suppression effect to the AI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialSoup View Post
    Recently the cross-post notifications for Folk AARs onto ARPS has stopped for reasons unknown for me, and those provide logical awareness raisers of the Folk forums.
    A lot of that (if not all) has to do with the posting permissions on RPS, which prevent me from creating threads, I presume until I reach some threshold of replies in other threads. Hence, when I host, I'm unable to post an AAR thread here, and I've been less than diligent about getting other hosts to post one for me. So, my bad ^^;;;

    And Black Mamba, that'd be awesome!

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    All right, politics! Relax, I've got this!

    I started playing this fall, and had my first sessions with Folk. I discovered the Arma-community here on RPS, so i hope we maintain a strong presence here even with the new webpage and the combined forum for Folk and ARPS.

    Never did i get the impression that my complete noobishness was a hindrance or much of a nuisance when i started playing. Everybody seems friendly and informing when new arrivals show up, regardless of how much they know at the start.
    It was somewhat difficult to piece together how it all worked without practical experience, since the theoretical outlines of group comms and the like focus so little on what it is to be used for, but wholly on the mechanics. (though that is a topic for elsewhere. Digressomatics aside.)
    When i read about TT and Folk on the forums here and over at ferstaberinde Folk seemed the easier to get into. That might be because i appreciated the humour involved in their explanations, and their capacity for self-denigration. Socialist mockery might not work for everybody, though, so to make it more obvious that it in no way is necessary to partake in it might not hurt. (It can be daunting to try to write AAR's over at the Folk-forums with all the well written commentary over there!) The Socialist utopia gone horribly wr...*click*... erm... right, might not be attractive to all folks, so how introduction posts about organization and comms are to be written in the future is something that should be thought about.
    When i started playing TT's as well it seemed pretty similar to Folk besides the Mumble-thing and with less socialist banter, and to be honest, to have two nights of socialst banter might be a bit overkill.

    As for the seriousness of the sessions. Well, i don't know how it was in the olden days of pre-dayz headcounts, but the more people that are running around on the server the more easily can an unstructured approach get really soggy and bad. Personally, i'm more in favour of the structured approach, since learning proper communication and tactical approaches is what keeps me interested in the game, shooting skills and the like are a means for me, not an end. (Mainly because it's easier for me to notice what a crap shooter i am than what a crappy communcator i am, but hey......! =)) If your playstyle is different, thats okay, and sessions where the focus is to basically just drop into a hotzone and clear it out with some loosely coordinated fireteams (which -never- is the case in TT and Folk, assuredly! ;)) can be fun, though i doubt that is as fun with eight fireteams as it is with two.

    The one thing that can be done to make it more welcoming to newcomers is to make sure they slot with informative FTL's. Though then we might devolve into a lot of bickering about who does a good and bad job, which i don't want. But an FTL that knows how to communicate with people who are completely new to a fireteam is what i see as the best that can be done in order to ensure more pleasurable experiences for all. Cause dropping into a fireteam with no understanding of proper tehmanologheee can be quite confusing!

    But hey, thanks to all who expend so much time and resources to make these things happen, lets hope the merger creates value(tm) for our glorious organization(c)

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    This "merger" has been going on for a long time, ever since RPS people started visiting the folk sessions and vice versa, the two groups basically have become more and more aligned.
    Yes, there have been major changes in TTs playstyle, actually. Mainly due to the influx of new people and Folk's way of doing things.. TT used to be "We do missions without ******* around". Missions like "night Patrol", "Skirmish Devils" and that mission where it's four people with NVs against 16 people with flashlights. And revive. Tactical Teusday certainly has been a lot more light hearted then it is today.

    Personally, I do miss those older days of less people and more light hearted drop-in drop-out action. However, action has already been taken to bring those back, and this has not anything to do with this official merger.

    The only thing this official merger does is make the Folk way of communaciting the official way of communcating for these sessions.
    I disagree with some of this. The main thing is mumble.
    Mumble is awesome.
    TS3 is not.
    I'd really like to see Mumble as the way of doing things. I'd like to hear the team's motivations for using TS3 instead. I am not a big fan of it.

    That is all.

    EDIT: I did notice someone complaing about squad leaders doing micromanagement - I think this a problem of those squad leaders themselves, not the general way of doing things.
    EDIT2: I'd also like to see some differences in playstyle in the two sessions again - TT used to be about giving us slightly OP weapons as BluFor and setting us up against large odds, whilst my first folk session was being handed a pistol and being told to ambush a truck full of army soldiers in order to grab their weapons. I'd love to see something like that back.
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    If things go smoothly we will have
    1 session server
    1 voip server
    RPS arma forum for letting people know about stuff
    Folk Arps forum and website for containing more information in an environment more people can control (RPS subforum has Null, Fer and myself as mods only)
    RPS steam chat where people hang out
    Skype chat is around for people that want to use it - it allows a persistent chat.


    ARPS steam chat was never really used. You have the old places that still exist, the two sessions that haven't changed much since the player count explosion. I had a chat with egg and he is looking at running less structured sessions.

    I don't really see how anywhere is taking over anywhere else. The same people run some sessions the same people play sessions.

    If you have a problem with TS3/Mumble then each to their own tastes and this argument makes more sense, I am not sure where such passionate opposition to TS comes from. I personally feel that the CC option in TS3 is so much slicker that it is a massive help when in session. I don't use an overlay on either and other than that TS3 works just as well as mumble and doesn't bug out anywhere near as frequently.

    The socialist thing is not something I am fussed about either way, it is very tongue in cheek.

    If you don't like something about how the sessions are run then by all means let us know. But don't try and make the simplification of servers and such sound massively sinister or epically proportioned. It is some important info that should help organising sessions easier and joining sessions easier.

    This is really irritating me when people are speculating what is going to happen. There is no monumental change to how you play arma (the biggest is arguably the voip) but if you have queries or concerns talk to me.

    EDIT: Oh and i am going to rename the thread for clarity.
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    Disclaimer: I don't give two shits about any of this, I'm gonna play at TT and Sundays either way(Assuming this post doesn't get me banned from said sessions). This is all based out of my love for drama and playing devils advocate. Also I hold no grudges against any of the hosts/admins/people I'm about to annoy.

    Just a few quick issues I will raise while trying not to go into too much detail. Keep in mind this is all being direct and simple. I care not for any of that "well technically..." bullshit.

    1) Everyone keeps saying "it's not a takeover, it's a merger" but I'd like to ask, other than the date of the Tuesday play session, what are you really keeping from the RPS side if things? (speaking strictly in regard to things that affect ArmA play sessions. RPS steam chat, for example, isn't related to ArmA sessions other than that a lot of us hang out there.) TT is being moved to Folks default server, VoIP is being moved to Folks TS3 server, AAR and other ArmA discussion is being moved to Folks forums. So to say it's an equal sided merger seems facetious to me (i promised myself I would use that word in this post. Yes I know it's used incorrectly, I don't care)

    2) Another thing said is "If you have issues, bring them up to us and we will handle them" but this thread is basically just people bring up issues, and hosts saying offhand "that's not an issue, you're wrong."

    3) The sexualist agricultural ethiopia joke is amusing at times, but as has been said, shouldn't be used in official business stuff.

    4) My only issues with how serious/nofunallowed folk is, is yelling at everyone to shut up while the CO plans. If banter is killing his ability to think, maybe turn down the volume for a couple minutes instead of yelling at everyone else, though I've never heard (or maybe I have. I'm not good with voices) a CO ask for silence, just the hosts.

    5) I'm trying to make a fun time mission in between the getting frustrated at the real mission I'm making but I have no idea what I'm doing. Expect finished products about a week after ArmA 3 comes out and makes it all irrelevant.

    well shit. So much for a quick and concise post.

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    When I do get a chance to play, I've always preferred the FOLK sessions. AKs are rad. From my limited time I've observed that Tactical Tuesdays are just FOLK with more than AKs and trucks. I've played back when it was just 15-20 dudes and more recently with the large player base. In my mind FOLK and RPS have always been interchangeable. For both I simply configured things the way I was asked, hopped in and played. Never got any flak for it either. I remember my first session I was a CO because nobody else wanted to be, and it was totally fine. Aside from mission selection I couldn't tell you the difference (hell the player-base is even almost exactly the same), so my two cents is I don't get why everyone's panties are in a wad.

    I for one appreciate that we're finally picking one voice client instead of having to have two installed to enjoy both groups when it's essentially the same people playing. Mumble and TS3 are both good, but having to use both is a pain. For what it's worth I think TS3 is much easier to configure/keep configured, though I'll mourn the loss of overlays.

    As an American I always thought the Socialist Party stuff was silly British humor and I quite enjoy it (and coincidentally it provides context for a lot of missions which does a lot for my level of enjoyment).

    But everyone feel free to disregard anything I say because I really dont get to play that often.

    EDIT: Also I guess now is the time to mention that I really enjoyed playing with you guys more when it was just 20 some people instead of the amounts now. That's just personal preference though.

    DBLEDIT: I also agree with the sentiment that newer players should be encouraged to slot with more experienced FTLs. I take great pride in my ability to inform everyone that I'm not the greatest FTL/SL and "don't slot with me if you want to live." That should be everyone's personal responsibility, but I also always thought that was common sense.

    TRPLEDIT: For the sake of data collection I guess I should also mention I had no idea RPS had an ARMA group until I heard about TT while playing a FOLK session.
    Last edited by lazer; 07-12-2012 at 06:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macaco View Post
    Just a few quick issues I will raise while trying not to go into too much detail. Keep in mind this is all being direct and simple. I care not for any of that "well technically..." bullshit.

    1) Everyone keeps saying "it's not a takeover, it's a merger" but I'd like to ask, other than the date of the Tuesday play session, what are you really keeping from the RPS side if things? (speaking strictly in regard to things that affect ArmA play sessions. RPS steam chat, for example, isn't related to ArmA sessions other than that a lot of us hang out there.) TT is being moved to Folks default server, VoIP is being moved to Folks TS3 server, AAR and other ArmA discussion is being moved to Folks forums. So to say it's an equal sided merger seems facetious to me (i promised myself I would use that word in this post. Yes I know it's used incorrectly, I don't care).
    It isn't being moved to folks default server, the ARPS one is being renamed and the folk one deleted, for now we are going to use the sunday difficulty settings. Folk no longer exists, calling them the folk forums is incorrect, yes they are in the same place at the moment but it isn't as if they are exclusive and AARs will still exist here. It is easier to create discussion about mission making and sessions at a forum that more people can moderate this is the FolkARPS forum. What have we ever used from ARPS, it was this forum, the steam group was never really used that much apart from announcements. We are moving to TS3 for the reasons posted above. It is a merger because what was two slightly separate sessions is now one set of sessions on one set of servers, hopefully this should make things simpler

    2) Another thing said is "If you have issues, bring them up to us and we will handle them" but this thread is basically just people bring up issues, and hosts saying offhand "that's not an issue, you're wrong."
    No one is saying anything offhand, I don't think anyone has said anyone else is wrong. Personally I am giving the thinking behind the changes and why I think certain things are a good idea. People have given other contact details so discussing them could be made easier. I personally had a chat with Egg about his misgivings and he is now trying something to improve things.

    3) The sexualist agricultural ethiopia joke is amusing at times, but as has been said, shouldn't be used in official business stuff.
    I don't know why you are using the words "sexualist" or "Ethiopia". I don't really care much about the joke itself, some of the hosts gave their descriptions in that manner so they were made uniform the sentences below were to make it more obvious.

    4) My only issues with how serious/nofunallowed folk is, is yelling at everyone to shut up while the CO plans. If banter is killing his ability to think, maybe turn down the volume for a couple minutes instead of yelling at everyone else, though I've never heard (or maybe I have. I'm not good with voices) a CO ask for silence, just the hosts.
    The thinking behind this is that it allow a clear channel to think, explain and ask questions, mission makers might need to tell them some info turning your volume down would make this quite difficult. A bit of quiet makes things run quickly and help get the mission started more quickly, people should not be yelling at anyone though I personally have not experienced anyone shouting at people.

    5) I'm trying to make a fun time mission in between the getting frustrated at the real mission I'm making but I have no idea what I'm doing. Expect finished products about a week after ArmA 3 comes out and makes it all irrelevant. Glad to hear it, if you want a hand with anything Wolf is a great choice to ping questions at but anyone who has made a couple of missions may be able to help bounce ideas around.

    well shit. So much for a quick and concise post.
    Posted some replies above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk_Silk View Post

    See much easier to read and I know exactly what Bodge's role is in less than 2 seconds.

    .
    There was this bit -

    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]).

    which laid it out rather concisely.

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