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Thread: [VS] After Action Report
01-07-2013, 02:43 PM #261
Fixing a direction is a problem if your objective is on the opposite side. (if the objective is on the north it's hard to reach the safe zone from south)
Solution : put 2 fixed colors smoke in a line. Let's say orange and green. You always approach using this line, with orange first reached and stop at green.
01-07-2013, 02:57 PM #262
Either way to avoid mid air collisions when it's busy people are going to have to bank to the sides at some point, either on entry or leaving.
01-07-2013, 03:07 PM #263
It's easier to bank when leaving the safe zone rather than when you have low health and are under stress. You should always minimise the "pain" of coming back to safe zone. It's safer for everyone if the "difficult" path is at take off after full repairs rather than at landing (which is harder) after the "stressful" run.
01-07-2013, 03:09 PM #264
But we should still have a "runway" or point of entry. Having everyone just zoom in from random directions is a mess and it's caused more than one or two explosions.
01-07-2013, 03:30 PM #265
Hence the two smokes : they make a line giving you a line of approach, and the 2 color tells you from which end you should arrive (orange).
Orange to Green form a vector giving all relevant informations.
Sorry if I'm not clear I'm having trouble finding the right mathematical terms in English.
Edit : another way to explain. Orange is point of entry of your runway, green is where your ground crew is.
Last edited by Ksempac; 01-07-2013 at 03:36 PM.
01-07-2013, 04:12 PM #266
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I get it Ksem, sounds like it would be extremely useful. Just need to make sure everyone knows how it works and slows down/keeps an eye out for friendlies on landing.
01-07-2013, 04:21 PM #267
Yeah that sounds like a good idea. As long as everyone knows what the deal is with it.
01-07-2013, 04:22 PM #268
Nice to see all the constructive ideas for the air squad!
What if we have two ammo sunderers that can serve two aircraft at once, one on each side? That way ammo sundies can refill eachother and we get designated landing spots. When all landing spots are filled up, a message is issued to the channel that no more aircraft can enter the safe zone. Limiting the number of aircraft in the safe zone to a maximum of four would reduce the risk of collisions.
However, making things very complex might be an obstacle for newer pilots and turn setup and maintenance of the safe zone into more of a hassle. Keeping it simple will be easier, but likely not as efficient.
We are still new to this, so I expect safe zone placement to become better as we learn what the good spots are and what characterises them. Should it have hills surrounding it? Should it be elevated? Should it have a clear view of the surroundings and perhaps even the target? How far away from the target is optimal? We have definitely been too far away and too close a number of times.
And the name:
- CASGir (Close Air Support)
- AirGir (repost of Eso's)
- FlyGir (repost of Eso's)
- TopGir (Top Gun...)
01-07-2013, 04:39 PM #269
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01-07-2013, 05:23 PM #271
CAG - Combat Air Giraffes? (CAG is the term used for a Carrier Air Group, or these days Commander Air Group)
01-07-2013, 05:45 PM #272
Since the discussion is mostly about Air squad, can a mod move all the relevant posts to the TTT #4 thread ( http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...TT-4-Air-squad )? and we will make that our official Air Squad thread, which i will add to the list of all important threads.
I don't want to lose this important discussion on how to improve the air squad (or whatever name we choose for it).
Last edited by Ksempac; 01-07-2013 at 05:49 PM.
01-07-2013, 07:25 PM #273
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TopGir is awesome.
01-07-2013, 08:21 PM #274
Such good names: CASGir; AirGir; FlyGir; TopGir! Throwing a few more into the pot how about SkyGir? StarGir or maybe move off XxxGir and go for something different entirely like Icarus etc.?PS2 a.k.a. PurpleSnow
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01-07-2013, 10:24 PM #275
02-07-2013, 12:54 AM #276
02-07-2013, 08:45 AM #277
02-07-2013, 09:14 AM #278
I'd like to bring up this opportunity to link this image that TrooperWally kindly brought to us some time ago. I think it'd be great for as part of the logo or even being the guts of the logo with the name somewhere around it.
02-07-2013, 09:21 AM #279
Maybe something like Bundes-Giraffes (BuGi) or GiraffeWaffe (GiWa or GiWaffe). The last one might be offensive to most people I guess and cant blame them. On a second thought that might be better fitting for a TR Outfit.......
02-07-2013, 10:20 AM #280