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Offline Arlo

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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #60 on: November 16, 2020, 07:39:51 AM »
There's not as much 'plenty of that' as you claim. Individual organized squad nights or even a semi-regularly 2 squadron rivalry does not populate the arena to its full current potential (if all squadrons organized one night for all of its currently active MA participants to log on at the same time it would result in an arena with over 300 players). I'm as much a promoter of the Axis and Allies arena as anyone. Back when it was Combat Tour I designed and submitted animated banners to promote it on the Aces High main page. When you feel prone to create another MNM thread to promote that to the community, I'll likely support you in such without interceding with this project there. Feel free to use the resource I'm attempting to create to contact as many squads as you think will be interested. Thanks for your enthusiasm regarding MNM boiling over onto mine regarding a different thing, entirely.  :D


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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #61 on: November 16, 2020, 08:06:28 AM »
Agreed sir.

I will try and bring the Regulators up to speed on this subject and hopefully will participate in the future.

Our current squad night is Monday nights in the MA usually around 9-10pm eastern time.
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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2020, 08:09:44 AM »
Thank you. Do the Regulators currently have a web page?  :)


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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2020, 09:18:11 AM »
Thank you. Do the Regulators currently have a web page?  :)

Not sure. I know of the facebook page
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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #64 on: November 16, 2020, 09:25:07 AM »
Big Fight War Night
Calling all Squadron Commanders - join the battle!

Sent this off to the 325th command to get dates and times and will get back to you. We've also added a new member to the sqd so you might want to do a refresh for current info.

Edit:
No website yet but if there is enough interest I could throw something together. Once created I will send an update.

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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #65 on: November 16, 2020, 11:31:23 AM »
Thanks, Mako <S>.


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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #66 on: November 16, 2020, 12:29:18 PM »
I concur with the assessment that Squadrons are a huge part of Aces High, both for the historical significance and attachment to real-world ops, as well as the function of uniting players in-game. However, the current system for "finding" squadrons is a bit difficult. Many modern games have the function to join clans, corps, squads, etc. integrated with the platform. In Aces High there's no easy way to surf the content and info in-game. As evidenced by some discussion here in the past couple months, not all players know of (or use) the BBS here. So, how then do folks find good squadrons to play with? Maybe a new in-game feature with pages to advertise the various squadrons? Maybe a way to contact squadron reps easier in-game?
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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #67 on: November 16, 2020, 12:33:20 PM »
I concur with the assessment that Squadrons are a huge part of Aces High, both for the historical significance and attachment to real-world ops, as well as the function of uniting players in-game. However, the current system for "finding" squadrons is a bit difficult. Many modern games have the function to join clans, corps, squads, etc. integrated with the platform. In Aces High there's no easy way to surf the content and info in-game. As evidenced by some discussion here in the past couple months, not all players know of (or use) the BBS here. So, how then do folks find good squadrons to play with? Maybe a new in-game feature with pages to advertise the various squadrons? Maybe a way to contact squadron reps easier in-game?

Squads looking for recruits actively do so in game.
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Offline RichardDarkwood

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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #68 on: November 16, 2020, 01:02:34 PM »
Squads looking for recruits actively do so in game.

One does not choose a squad

but is chosen to be in a squad. :D
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Offline Arlo

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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2020, 05:32:10 PM »
Basically, the information I'd like to collect and update directly from squadrons would be:

1) Current preferred name in the MA (some squadrons change it regularly to amuse)
2) Current C.O. (and various other administrative members, if desired)
3) List of active members (rank or status optional)
4) Website address (if there is one)
5) Squadron decal, insignia, or emblem (if one exists)
6) A screenshot (if desired)
7) contact email address/addresses you want this newsletter/squadron database sent to
8) Any interesting or humorous anecdote you wish to share

All of this information will be used to maintain a squadron database for new and existing players who want to contact/join/challenge/coordinate and will be helpful when featuring a squadron in the newsletter (this has been done before on the BBS, IIRC).

With 60+ squadrons there should be something new every month if not week to share with the community.

I'm sure there's many a talented writer in the community and submissions are not only welcome but encouraged (I'd feel rather silly writing about squadrons, myself, not being intimately familiar with all of them). Of course, things of a 'lampoon' nature are not strictly discouraged but substance that is obviously mean spirited and harmful to the community are not guaranteed to make it past editing. ;)

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Re: Active Aces High Squadrons
« Reply #70 on: Yesterday at 10:35:07 PM »
Web page dedicated to currently active AH MA squadrons:

https://arlogu3.wixsite.com/mysite/aces-high-squadrons


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