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  1. I'm sorry King, but the BTE was a form followed by a Famil course. Nothing new, we did Famils every week anyway. Subjectivity and immaturity would have affected nothing. Level whatever insults you want at me, but the group of people involved at that time in UOTC were not autistic, or immature or whatever else you'd like to say, they were dedicated and committed guys. I apologise that being collectively referred to as an autism reich prompted me to jump into the thread, unfortunately displaying inflection through text has yet to be sufficiently developed, but yes there was a couple of curse words and some sarcasm. I wouldn't call it "going off" and I don't see how its a reflection of maturity or not. I can assure you that I am sitting here, not vexed. I just swear a lot, awful habit. Now I do admit, I was frustrated over the misinformation being spread over the concept, but it ended there. And as I said in the PM I sent you, I think your idea for "Not Dead Saturdays" is excellent and I'd be willing to assist in whatever way I can.
  2. Once again, UO requires a vote for things to happen. We were willing, the vote failed, so we couldn't "do". If the vote had passed, we would have done as we said on the agreed trial. We had a large roster ready to go, one Famil a week so at the most you'd be waiting a full week until you were ok to play on the server. That's not a concern, but a fact and a con of a barrier. There is no way around it and its something we made clear would happen, but our argument for it was that a person who wanted to be here wouldn't mind waiting until the next Famil, a person who didn't, wouldn't. And just to reply to Jak as I missed it, I am not at all trying to say we should do it now at all. Merely trying to correct people on this imaginary BTE they're all talking about. As I have said and will keep saying, if someone else wants to come up with their KmO approved solution, I am all in for assisting in anyway I can such as leadership courses.
  3. I'm sorry Jimbo, but what the hell are you talking about? At the time I had a full list of volunteers ready at the vote and the creation of a new UOTC non-officer position to assist all of the already willing UOTC members. Second to that, we already had the capacity to process 10-20 a week at the time as we did weekly famils also. And finally, once again, Impulse was ok with it if it PASSED a vote. Which it didn't, so it never happened. But we had the entire structure and personnel ready to go. You say you're not misinformed but what you're writing is pure fallacy. Even the fact your saying about there being no one willing to commit or willing to process is a pure lie considering I was the proponent and had all of UOTC ready to go behind me. It's like you've erased it from memory.
  4. I didn't realise "blowing up" now is throwing in a few curse words in a reply. Noted. JB is talking about the seemingly contradictory nature of it, which I would agree. I continue to maintain BTE was a viable solution, not the best one, not the only one but we saw a problem and we tried to do something about it, but look it didn't get voted in, so how about trying to look for a different solution and considering your obviously the expert in good and bad solutions I'm all for assisting you or who ever gets your nomination for a "good" solution. This above reply is a great example of what is a common trend throughout this thread, people who haven't a fucking notion about the proposed BTE was. Here's the TL:DR: It was a sign up form followed by a fami course, literally that's what it was. It wasn't the regulars job, it was UOTC and volunteers. It could be ran effectively by one person. It added a small layer of waiting to maybe weed out shit heads and a face to face before people getting into the server to just get an idea of how to act. I'm not sure where you guys are getting you information from. And Jimbo I'm sorry, but you're misinformed, there were plenty of people ready to commit to BTE and to do it for UO and sacrifice even more personal time. We were ready to step up, we were ready to show commitment, you can't just say 2 or 3 years on "oh yea, but no one actually is committed" when we 100% were. It was all ready to set up, but UO doesn't run like what you're suggesting, motions have to be passed by a majority, we can't just opt to do a trial without a majority which we didn't have. You know this, you've been here long enough.
  5. I just don't get this, a group of players who gave up a shit tonne of time, dedicated countless hours to this community and we're labled an "autism reich"....fuck us right? giving a shit about UO....and then people years later complain about the level of play. The BTE we were looking at years ago was a super light, low intensity and light on manpower operation. I've seen in other communities that operate these really low op BTEs work fairly well at keeping a base level of mature play. All it involves is 5 minutes of face time plus the normal Famils we run, that is all. But we didn't vote it in here, that's grand, your choice but don't go slinging shit at the people who were just trying an idea to maybe fix a problem which has obviously developed into something more now. Fuck me like, coming up with a possible plan to fix things and putting it to vote.....what assholes. Anyway, uncalled for personal insults aside, I've said it before and I'll say it again. If people want me to run leadership courses that will last around 45 minutes, I'll do it, I'll talk about how to give orders, basic section and platoon tactics, how to maintain C2...etc. I have only ever, and still do, have UOs best interests at heart. What an asshole, right? Thanks again King. That includes JB and Godhand too. Danish Assholes.
  6. I'm not sure if this is because it's actually ARMA grids and not real life grids, but that formula is not giving me the answer that the ARMA compass & GPS are giving me. EDIT: Just doing checks and sometimes it's spot on and other times it's not. I'll test it a bit more.
  7. I am trying to make an excel spreadsheet that a person can input 2 8 figure grids and it will give the range and bearing from one to the other and then will calculate the elevation based of range and altitude difference. The two grids are: 2309 1746 and 2270 1750 in cells C2, D2 and C2, C3 respectively. I have the range working using this formula: =(SQRT((Power(C2-C3,2) + Power(D2-D3,2))))*10 The bearing formula I found is: =ABS(DEGREES(ATAN2(COS((C2))*SIN((C3))-SIN((C2))*COS((C3))*COS((D3-D2)),SIN((D3-D2))*COS((C3)))))*17.78 But it does not give me the correct bearing which is 5147 mils. Anyone any ideas?
  8. So I got it, played 5 and lost 5....but I love it. Thawk_A on steam if anyone wants a game.
  9. I was trying to decide if I'll pre-order it or not, is it basically just Wargame but slower and in WWII? Or have they changed any of the base parts of the gameplay?
  10. Considering the success that Wargame Escalation/AirLand/Red Dragon had at UO, is anyone considering picking up Eugen's go at WWII? https://www.paradoxplaza.com/steel-division-normandy-44 http://store.steampowered.com/app/572410/
  11. I used FRAPs to record video and ACRE audio. I then used TS3 to record my normal PTT audio. Set up the same shortcut to start both FRAPs and TS3 and the same time and then just copied the FRAPs file and the TS3 audio file into Sony Vegas and rendered my movie. Was very easy. Now that I have Shadowplay, I would just sub that in for FRAPs.
  12. For small PRRs used in ditches, most certainly. However, I remember in training some bright spark used this in contact only for him, the section commander, to be told that his right arm and hand had been "shot". We got to see it from the enemy position, an entire section suppressing a ditchline only to see this gloved hand and small radio lifted above cover, it was like a little beacon that every rifle swept onto.
  13. Thanks, I'll give them a shout. If anyone else thinks they could manage it, I would very much appreciate it. I'm just not the best at coding so would struggle with that portion.
  14. Any chance you (or anyone) could give me a hand with that at all? I'm trying to get something sorted for Monday, I assume a GM-like script would make it happen?
  15. I want to set up a type of training tool on ARMA 3, basically I want one person, let's call him the Primary, to be able to practice calling in fire on objects, people, vehicles etc and I want another person, the secondary, to be able to receive the information and fire on the target at the command of the FST. However I don't want the secondary person to have to actually operate the artillery piece, just input the grid, altitude, OT direction, number of rounds, type of ammunition and sheaf and the mission will conduct itself. Also the secondary would preferably be able to choose between a battery of 109s or a troop of 120s. They will be in the same room, so in-game comms isn't an issue. Is this possible?
  16. Whilst I agree completely that the orders we get are a strange combination, normally the the coy comds situation and a strange mix of platoon level/company level execution I think the biggest problem is that with the 15 minutes enforced briefing, people try and deliver a set of deliberate orders which is just wrong considering it takes 45ish minutes for a proper set of deliberate orders. Platoon commanders at UO should be trained to/expected to deliver quick attack orders in the 15 minutes with the coy comds OpOrder acting a step a guide, basically the platoon commander can have his 3-4 phases but he only briefed phase 1, the initial movement or contact or whatever and plan from there. It may not make sense in real life but it is all that can be done when we enforce 15 minute briefs on what are deliberate actions. Edit: Bad part of the country so my immediate edit is an hour later. In KmOs direction, I have never argued for full Milsim as I know it does not work. All I ever wanted was that nice medium level we used to do as by your own admission, people don't want it anymore contrary to the community's ideals and it's moving away from it. Am I jaded, yes, GMing during that post Day-Z period did kill me a bit but would I like to see the community go back to a more milsim environment, definitely.
  17. You'll find that I never referenced the amount of time you played here at all and in fact my reply had no mention of you other than to refer to the tone in which you replied to me. So there is no underestimation from me, I know you and what you've done here and wouldn't make light of it either. Second, I never put up with Zedics messing around and called him out on it several times actually, causing several personal PM arguments between him and myself. And I can admit that those type of situations were contrary to what we were aspiring to do here. And finally, to say that the play now is the same as before is just simply not true, we're literally discussing this in a thread about changing OpOrds to have less in them so disinterested players can be accommodated. I just don't understand where the aggressiveness is coming from but simply put, the general standard of play has dropped from rifleman up, the basics like even being attentive at a halt has gone out the window, general movement formations, executions from the CO, stuff like arcs. All this stuff, is no longer in play. Quoting longer ban times is an argument for my case, these only evolved because of what was happening around the DayZ influx and beyond. Now look maybe I've been incredibly unlucky (and I'll be the first to admit I haven't played regularly at all given that I was away for so long training) and maybe the times I've logged in in the last 2 years were unusually lower levels of play and it's normally a good/high level but from what I've seen we've lost a lot of the "milsim" side of the game, I don't know why people have such a hard time admitting that when it's so obvious.
  18. Why yes actually, I'm very glad you asked this. Considering I've only really become an advocate for raising standards shortly before I went to become an officer, my hiatus, and then since coming back, it's interesting you have this passive aggressive opinion of me considering the hours I've put in here. However your patronising tone is noted and appreciated. I can trace the lowering of standards to the introduction of DayZ, the influx of new players who eventually branched into UO from only ever playing ARMA as a joke as opposed to what the majority of us bought the game for is a very good marker, bans increased with population and play began to drop which eventually led to the creation of the GM position and I remember at the time it becoming a big struggle to deal with the influx of new players and their lack of regard for our play style here, UOTC was in over drive but as usual the players who cared for it, weren't the ones we needed to actually partake in the courses. And as I said, the standard OpOrd is fine, MMs should take caution to not overload it with fluff and bullshit and rifleman should only really need to read the mission statement and the execution part that pertains to them, either written or verbally given from the CO. No change is needed.
  19. We most definitely should not enable laziness or retards. Standards have dropped enough, I don't think basic literacy levels and an attention span are ones we should also drop.
  20. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£213.34 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£39.99 @ Ebuyer) Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£126.84 @ CCL Computers) Memory: Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£67.99 @ Novatech) Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£387.81 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£60.98 @ Novatech) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (£649.99 @ CCL Computers) Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£63.59 @ Novatech) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£86.54 @ CCL Computers) Total: £1697.07 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 19:07 BST+0100 This is kind of what I whipped up, using JBs recommendations but with the 1TB SSD and 1080. Could someone explain to me the different types of the 1080, like MSI for instance have three different ones at three different prices but they seem to have the same specs, they look different visually, in terms of colour and that but like the same actual specs? The three are: GTX 1080 AERO @ 599 GTX 1080 ARMOUR @ 619 GTX 1080 GAMING X @ 653
  21. I'm saving a bit more and thinking of increasing my budget, I was looking to possibly go for a 1TB SSD and a GTX 1080. It would only increase the price by 300 pounds. What do you think of that?
  22. The difference between the 1070 and 1080 is about €300 I think, would it be a possible future upgrade to maybe keep it ticking?
  23. Hello internet husband. So I'm thinking the "Outstanding" category of about €1200. The idea would just be for a strong gaming PC, like the last one which lasted 6 years of gaming, the newer games were starting to run at the low/medium bracket but I could still run them 6 years on after buying the PC. So I guess I can just start with the list on Logical Increments and go up and down from there. GPU: GTX 1070 €470 CPU: i5 6500 €205 i5 6600K €250 Fan: 212 Evo €35 Mugen 4 €55 NH-U14s €55 Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI Plus €125 Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI €130 ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming €160 Ram: 8GB DDR4 €30 16GB DDR4 €60 HDD: I already have 1TB, but I may grab a 2TB one. Haven't decided. SSD: 240 GB €75 480 GB €120 PSU: SeaSSonic M121II €90 EVGA G1 650W €105 EVGA GS 650W €115 Case: Enthoo Pro €100 HAF X €145 Storm Trooper €170 That's about 1300 choosing the most expensive options, so not sure what I can do to improve it or what parts you guys think to change or what you think about the various parts.
  24. So the PSU is totally gone. However, on the good side, I tested my hard drive with another PC and it booted fine so all of my data is ok. After a bit of thinking, I figured it may be time to get another PC. I had that one for about 6/7 years now and it was starting to struggle with newer games so I think this is a good excuse to buy a new one. I figure the only component I will keep will be the 1TB HDD and add a SSD to that then. Impulse you had linked me: http://www.logicalincrements.com/ before, is that a good place to start?
  25. Does the drink have to be alcoholic? I feel like that question is grounds for a permanent ban. The only drink worth having.
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