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« on: April 20, 2016, 12:11:27 PM »
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< Transmission Begins >
Beck Russum: Good evening, I’m Beck Russum, here with Alan Nuevo. We begin today’s Empire Report with breaking news out of the Oberon System where Admiral Bishop’s campaign against the Vanduul has scored its first major victory.
Alan Nuevo: That’s right, Beck. The battle in the Oberon System involved the 65th Battle Group, and was led by Admiral Bishop aboard a new flagship, the recently commissioned UEES Retribution. While there is currently scant public information about the ship, rumors about its existence have been around for months.
UEES Retribution’s first action comes in the wake of recent, devastating Vanduul attacks on Uriel, which left thousands dead or missing. Earlier today, Admiral Cedric Cochran held a press conference in Kilian describing a decisive victory against the Vanduul and confirming Retribution’s role in the battle.
[ Admiral Cochran stands before a podium during the press conference. ]
Admiral Cedric Cochran: Operation Mandrake began roughly two days ago, when we received credible intelligence that a Vanduul clan was in the process of mounting a second attack on the Oberon System. Concerned about such a possibility, Admiral Bishop had detached a small strike team to sweep the system. When the Vanduul appeared, these forces were able to intercept and engage the clan before it could attack another Human settlement. While the advanced forces occupied the aggressors, Admiral Bishop ordered Retribution into the system and cut off any escape back to Vanduul space. Once Retribution was in place, the Vanduul … well, they found themselves between a rock and a hard place, as I like to say.
Reporter #1: What else can you tell us about Retribution? There are reports it’s the largest capital ship ever built by the UEE.
Admiral Cedric Cochran: Details on Retribution are classified. Right now, all I’m authorized to say is that personnel aboard the ship were very pleased with its performance during the battle.
Reporter #2: Can you describe the extent of the Vanduul forces?
Admiral Cedric Cochran: The exact specifics are currently being analyzed, but from the reports I’ve seen, it’s probably best to describe them as a medium sized clan.
Reporter #2: Does that mean a Kingship was present?
Admiral Cedric Cochran: No, though there were multiple capital ships reportedly destroyed.
Reporter #3: What was the extent of UEE casualties during the battle?
Admiral Cedric Cochran: Look, one life lost is too many in my book, but safety and security doesn’t come without sacrifice. It’s a simple reality that every member of the UEE armed forces understands, so yes, there were reported casualties. I will refrain from getting too specific until family is notified.
That said, I couldn’t be prouder of how the men and women of the Navy performed. This victory was only possible thanks to a team effort that includes everyone from the Starmen aboard Retribution, the rest of the 65th, and all the way up to us here at High Command. The people of the UEE should be proud of what their Navy accomplished today.
[ Back to Alan and Beck ]
Beck Russum: Joining us now in the studio is military expert Jack Hayden. He’s a consultant at the Center for Universal Security and author of Clan Brutality, which examines what little we know about the Vanduul clans that we find ourselves fighting.
Based on what you’ve heard from your sources, what else can you tell us about Admiral Bishop’s victory in Oberon?
Jack Hayden: This was a successful operation in many regards. Essentially Admiral Bishop got Retribution in theater and gave it a test lap against overmatched opponents. I would expect the victory built confidence among his crew and gave them a chance to work out any kinks on the new ship before engaging a truly dangerous enemy.
Beck Russum: So you don’t consider the Vanduul in this battle to have been a serious threat?
Jack Hayden: Well, as Admiral Cochran alluded to, this did not appear to be a particularly developed Vanduul clan — one that hadn’t even accrued enough materials to build the framework of a Kingship. That leads me to believe this was what I call a “carrion” clan. They are not built up enough to engage in large scale attacks, so they feast on areas weakened by previous assaults or clean up what stronger clans leave behind.
Beck Russum: It sounds like you are classifying this as more of a symbolic than strategic victory?
Jack Hayden: Not entirely. It does give the UEE a clear cut victory against the Vanduul after the horrible events of Vega and the unexpected, initial incursion into Oberon. I’m sure there are plenty of people among Imperator Costigan’s staff and in the halls of the Senate who are excited by this outcome. I would argue that while this victory is good for morale around the UEE, it wasn’t the entire motivation behind Bishop’s decision to commit.
Beck Russum: Then what was? Oberon is an unclaimed system and not under the official protection of the Navy.
Jack Hayden: Oberon may not be an official UEE system but it is still, very clearly, a Human one. Having Oberon fall under the control of the Vanduul would be a setback in that regard. By establishing a presence in Oberon, the system can be used as a staging ground for a push into Vanduul territory. The system has jumps into Virgil, Tiber and Caliban, all systems that used to have UEE settlements. If Admiral Bishop wants to retake any of those systems, Oberon can now be a part of that plan.
Of course, I’m far from the Admiral’s inner circle and he has surprised me many times in the past. With there being so little verifiable information on Retribution, it’s hard to predict how the new ship and its capabilities will affect this war.
Beck Russum: Thank you for your time.
Jack Hayden: You’re welcome. Always a pleasure.
Alan Nuevo: Coming up, residents of Lago call for the UEE to increase its presence in the Nexus System after a series of comm relays were destroyed by pirates. We’ll ask if the UEE has the resources to aid this struggling system. That, and more, when the Empire Report returns.
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Here is a player made (credit to Bored Gamer) tutorial video that helps identify some of the new keybind changes and features around Crusader/Port Olisar.
It's a pretty good place to start to learn toggling your flight modes, access your missions and many other helpful menus! Give it a look and then fire up your Alpha 2.X and have fun!
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:40:20 PM »
Long live Big Benny's!!!
Hey y'all, thought about posting this before but if anyone is interested in getting back into ARK, Linel and I are goofing around on Official PVE 325. No PvP but it's just to pass the time building crap and checking out the new dinos and features. Join us in TS3 (we are usually in one of the Archeage channels)
See ya there
For quite some time now, the Guardians have taken great pride in how far our community reaches around the globe. However, we have always had the challenge of keeping our members from across the pond involved with the guild as a whole, being that we are mostly a North American guild. One of the biggest challenges has been that most games have NA servers and EU servers that create that natural divide. Therefore it has been difficult to recruit and keep quality people from that part of the globe. With SC having one giant persistent universe, it gives us a tremendous opportunity to bring TG together as a whole in one game.
With that comes the need for an officer to help oversee that side of the Division and help keep in-line with our values, vision and direction. With that, I am happy to announce Koagedo will be filling that role for us! I am extremely excited at bringing this into reality to help drive The Guardians to being more of an international force for good! Please join me in congratulating him on this promotion!
Lead The Way!
Here is a gallery they loaded for all the ships in the live stream they featured.
Some great pictures of the Freelancer, Javelin class destroyer *heavy breathing*, Saber light fighter, Starfarer and a couple of the Vanguard deep space fighter.
Here's the link for the post. I wanted to go ahead and get it up then will comment after I read it.
Well, it's that time again. My 12ish TG-versary was yesterday. Unfortunately I have to celebrate it on the day I re-registered on these forums because my old info is lost to antiquity.
Anyhoo, so glad to be part of such a great community and super thankful for all the great friends I have made along the way. The only sage advice I'll leave this merry TG-versary is this:
Be excellent to each other...and PARTY ON DUDES!
Guardians Lead The Way!
And by tomorrow in the post, this means today...going on now!
If you wanted to add an Idris to the fleet or be the first to bring a Javelin to our fleet now is your chance.
« on: October 30, 2015, 11:36:18 AM »
Please join me in congratulating Thranx in his promotion to "Crafting Officer" for the Star Citizen Division!
"Crafting Officer" is currently the working title for the officer who will be overseeing all of the economic and "Civilian" type side of our division. The title of this position will likely change once we get closer to release and can unveil more of our finalized organizational structure.
Thranx has quite a bit of experience in this area from being heavily involved in crafting in most every game he has played with TG. Going back to our SWG days, he also was in this "crafting officer" type role which helped make Guardian crafted items not only some of the best gear for our members, but also highly sought after and brought in quite a bit of profit for the guild and was a major factor in the construction of the shining beacon of hope, the Guardian city of Libertas. So I believe he will serve our interests well.
So welcome aboard Thranx! Now get to work, ya slacker!
LEAD THE WAY!
Please join me in congratulating Meridian on his promotion to the role of Recruitment Officer for the Star Citizen Division!
In addition to recruiting and processing recruiting apps, Meridian will be keeping his finger on the pulse of the greater Star Citizen community at large and working with Divisional leadership to evaluate how TG:SC will handle the recruiting process to suit our specific needs. More to come in the future regarding what TG:SC's philosophy regarding recruitment will look like so stay tuned.
As a reminder, as with all TG games, everyone can recruit not just recruiting officers.
Congrats again to Meridian!
LEAD THE WAY!
If this doesn't make your Star Wars nerd-dom brain short circuit, I don't know what will. I know this is a few years old now because it apparently happened on the set of Indy 4, but I just saw it on social media so I'm gonna post it here.
The new Around The Verse went up late last week and I have to say that I like the new format. You still have Ben and Sandi as the hosts and your updates from each of the studios.
The new interview portion from the new Community Manager Jared Huckaby (aka Disco Lando) was pretty good. I actually like Jared doing those interviews better because of his ability conduct the interview in a more fluid, lest scripted way and get the guest talking.
Ship Shape was really interesting too and seemed to get more screen time. The component talk was good and shed some light on how the components will work together and how you can tweak your parts.
The interview Jared did with Ben regarding the Endeavor was pretty cool too, those whiteboard graphics tho...
Anyways, the presentation seems more polished and more compelling. Nothing against James Pugh but I like the personality that Disco Lando brings to the table more. He seems more comfortable and makes the segments easier to watch because there are less awkward transitions between questions and answers.