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Thread: TVA Wednesdays
02-09-2013, 03:30 PM #1
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- Aug 2013
As you probably noticed the last week, I am essentially offline now. Sorry for that. Could one of the other Liaisons get in touch with TVA, get any relevant details and take control of the proceedings.
I don't know when I will be back regularly again. So, until then, it's been an honour chaps; cheers for a fun couple of months.
PS: If/When a Liaison starts a new thread, can we keep the discussion of Purple Wednesdays mostly clear? Just so the thread contains relevant information for those interested, rather than scrolling through a full page of people arguing. Just housekeeping before I go.
EDIT - NEW INFO IN BOLD
I (for those of you who don't know) have been working as TVA liaison for the couple of weeks. One thing that has come up is the need for inter-outfit operations to go ahead.
The plan is to set up a joint ops night with several outfits, proposed by MrKoronas, from [EMLD], as Wednesdays.
However, MrKoronas did NOT convey this information to other outfits.
We (TVA Liaisons) have decided to re-schedule the trial event (provisionally) to
WEDNESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
The plan for this night will be essentially Tactical Co-ordination. We will remain as seperate units, only truly combining forces for MAX crashes, Armour Columns and Mass Galaxy Drops. We WILL, however, be working together towards an objective, e.g. 2 outfits performing a 'pincer' manoeuvre against a defended position; Working together towards alerts; One team holding the enemy Zerg whilst the other captures the next base. All those kind of things.
I will update the thread as outfits confirm they are willing to participate.
Currently we have confirmed
[RPS], [EMLD], [DWG], [DIG], [DIGT], [VCBC], [IoVA]
We have also got almost-definitely-going notes , or else someone has said they're coming on, from:
Last edited by Eggman202; 07-09-2013 at 09:06 PM. Reason: Important Info!
02-09-2013, 06:11 PM #2
I'm happy with TVA Wednesdays, might even PL once or twice, if I can find the time. Maybe even this time. Would you be up for a repeat of last week's StratGir, Eggman? With regards to the command structure, I mean. I'll not try to do the whole combined arms thing this time, obviously, but maybe a rapid-response teams thing? Dedicated Galaxy pilots in all squads, lots of MAXes, bring an infiltrator. This could tie nicely into Defensive Tactics week, if we decide to do that.
02-09-2013, 07:35 PM #3
This is just purple wednesdays with more focus on TVA, right?
As long as it doesnt become a more serious night, I have no issue with it, but I personally dont want to lose the mixed style that wednesday represents for something more involved. I like this night as it is the middle ground currently.
Im personally not fussed about this TVA stuff, but I know there are plenty who are. Technically, we should have been interacting frequently with TVA anyway, so I dont see this as a change at all... just something that needed to be more practically used.
I think it should exist as purple wednesdays so as not to create any confusion and to retain the wonderful name.
Theres nothing stopping people always liasing with TVA though.
02-09-2013, 10:40 PM #4
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- Sep 2012
We do liase regularly with the TVA thanks largely to Eggman often taking up that duty, but it'd be nice to have a day where it's a focus. I don't really know what you mean Pauly, as I've never noticed any difference in playstyle on a Wednesday at all and had thought it was just a normal day.
I think this is a good idea, anyway. Has my support at least, whatever it may be worth.
02-09-2013, 11:16 PM #5
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- Jan 2013
Zergy RPS + working tightly with TVA doesn't work, so no ... i wouldn't say this is purple wednesday, but rather something more strategic/tactical.
02-09-2013, 11:17 PM #6
Purple Wednesdays are dead, in practice, at least. Wednesday is just another day of the week, and has been for several months, now. Pardon my harsh words, but I believe this is the case.
The proposition, as I understand it, is to make this the night where we run ops together with other Vanu outfits and go kick arse with TVA. It would most definitely be a more organised night than the Purple Wednesdays of old. (Something that I for one welcome!)
I like it!
03-09-2013, 01:03 AM #7
Didn't we decide on an outfit meeting a while back that Wednesdays would be dedicated to TVA cooperation?
03-09-2013, 01:05 PM #8
I believe so LaKroy... Although, back when i used to Liaison regularly; i do remember that most of the TVA outfits tended to have their focused ops-nights during the weekend. Member availability during the week and all that... That may not be the case now though as i haven't spoken with them all in a while. If it's plausable and there's a good response from most of the TVA then brilliant!
Either way, it's definitely something we should commit too, we're the ones who have to get the ball rolling here. Taking nothing away from our allies, past events and examples definitely prove that RPS is the most influential VS outfit on Miller... So yeah, i'm with Esoteric here, it could be the perfect compliment to Strat Thursdays!
03-09-2013, 05:22 PM #9
Originally Posted by NickWhite
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- Aug 2013
Originally Posted by NickWhite
Originally Posted by Qaz
- Coordinated Galaxy Drops on points, generators etc.
- Only Zerging up with the TVA for major MAX crashes, armoured columns. Stuff like that.
- Essentially still work as separate outfits, but hitting a combined target.
I Need more Liaisons on. I won't be able to attend these as frequently, or as late, as I have been doing the past few weeks.
Can either existing liaisons get in contact with me (post here, PM me, whatever) to say they're available, and willing, to Liaise for at least some of the night; or else those interested in Liaising a bit do the same.
Note - decent internet connectivity (not many dropouts) is advised.
03-09-2013, 10:27 PM #10
The point is that we had:
Monday - Silly when organised/any other night
Tuesday - training when organised/any other night
Wednesday - Specifically for non serious (yet non silly) playstyle. Variable dependant on what people want on the night
Thursday - Specifically for tactical play, non negotiable
Friday, Saturday + Sunday - any other night
Yes weds can be seen as any other night if you want, but the fact that it is open ended and was our original "just play for fun" night, is what im talking about. The serious stuff came afterwards.
I dont want to lose this night, as I can see it heading the same way as thursday, and there is enough seriousness in playstyle as it is.
I just dont want it to go the more tactical route, because strat/tac isnt always fun.
The difference, to me at least, is that while any other day of the week can be open to play styles depending on what people want, the purpose of wednesday is avoid the serious playstyle of a thursday and provide a varied experience.
Ive nothing against using TVA, as it is an asset. I like serious and tactical play as much as anybody else, but I dont want to switch to have more tactical days at the cost of purple weds.
(On a side note, while I realise it wont get used because people have lives to live on a friday, TVA Fridays sounds much better :P.
Just replace the G and I
Silly mondays > Training tuesdays > Purple wednesdays > Strategic thursdays > TVA Fridays.)
04-09-2013, 12:26 AM #11
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- Jan 2013
@paul i think you might not see the full picture here. purple wednesdays are indeed completely dead. it's been 'just another night' for quite a while, and it's also been pretty consistent. however, you'll be happy to know that most random nights are actually pretty relaxed and casual, with lots of non-game stuff going on on comms frequently. so ... idk, maybe you could say that purple wedensday lives on, if in a diminished but more frequent capacity.
as for the zergyness issue ... i'm not quite sure what you mean, but casual play is by definition 'zergy'. we get an objective (move to a) and then follow, with stuff not going much beyond that. unfortunately, that's not really sufficient, so yeah ... semi-tactical mode is absolutely required if we want to earnestly push for objectives and cooperative play.
P.S. I'd liaise ... but i'm still waiting for internet to be set-up, which will take a few more days :/
04-09-2013, 04:22 AM #12
Purple weds was always (to me) as it is now, by which I mean a less organised, yet not at all zergy, day in which we can play as an organised team without the need for tactical brilliance and any overarching goal.
You can be perfectly organised without having to have any amazing control structure, goals etc. What I see as casual is nowhere near to a zerg in any way. Aside from tactical nights, it couldnt be more further removed.
There is nothing wrong, for example, with deciding on the spot "uh, lets go here, do this because it will be fun" with no need for a pre determined route, goal or plan. In this sense, purple weds is not at all dead, because its something in between zerg and tactical, which is indeed closer to the other nights, but I believe should still be focussed on wednesdays, because we have always had that day as the day for this.
Personally, I get enough of a tactical experience playing on a thursday or a CTA occasionally, and do not need nor want more of it. I like the fact that we have always had a massive range of play. Some people might not like the inconsistency, but its the only thing that makes this game playable for me.
04-09-2013, 09:59 AM #13
04-09-2013, 10:10 AM #14
I am going to drop the Purple Wednesdays discussion for now, since everyone who plays the game regularly these days must agree that they are well and truly dead. Let's focus on pressing the constructive discussion forward. At leat, let's give TVA joint ops a try tonight and see how that works out, yeah?
I've also got the TS set up, though not with overlay (seriously need to fix that!). I can run liaison from time to time, though my internet stability and availability may vary.
On a more concrete note: how about tonight? I wouldn't mind PLing under the same set-up as we ran last week's StratGir (PL with a couple of handymen in PL channel, each talked to individually. Are there SLs and support personnel ready and willing to give it a go tonight?
Side note: Rome II wasn't all that impressive, I heard. Would you agree, Nick, or is your head stuck too tight for that?
04-09-2013, 10:37 AM #15
Sounds good Eso, if i am to be Liaison tonight (?) then i'll join you in the support channel. My only issue is that i have yet to faff about with any of these Mumble changes..
Side note: My head's stuck very tightly! Do you have a crowbar i can borrow?... Hmm. I'd say it's very impressive, very very impressive in fact! I've been waiting 9 years for it! But rarely do things live up to expectations, whether theyre based on the past or from the hype. Saying that though, personally, it's just far too huge 'a game for me to gauge a proper opinion on it. So far, ive seen things i love and not to many things of the opposite... I'm disregarding any reviews and opinions for a good month or two, i believe it's one of those games you need to play for a while to fully grasp the ins and outs. It's only been out for 1 day for goodness sake haha!!!
04-09-2013, 11:53 AM #16
You won't need to faff about with anything, really, unless you specifically want to be able to address squads personally.
SN: Did you play Shogun 2?
04-09-2013, 04:34 PM #17
04-09-2013, 05:45 PM #18
Unless there is San outfit meeting tonight, which there is. Not quite sure what to do about that...
04-09-2013, 09:44 PM #19
Im not entirely sure its fair to just drop the discussion on Wednesdays. I do not believe it is dead, purely because it is still exactly what it used to represent (exactly what you said, a regular night, but with variety). If we are going to go ahead with plans with no regard for other feelings on the night, whats the point in discussion in the first place.
I guess it will happen no matter what I think, so fair enough in that instance, but I dont see why another night cant accomodate the TVA stuff.
04-09-2013, 09:52 PM #20
Because that would mean us having to uproot the whole thing even in other outfits. The purple wednesdays lives on on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Even most Mondays.