Thursday 05 September 2019

A Shiny Beginning


 CT Sideways    05 Sep 2019
 None    Staff

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An informative piece on the 501st Starsim Legion’s Basic Combat Training

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The path you will embark on has been traveled by many, learn from those who came before you.

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Like all the stories you can find  the troopers of the 501st Legion, they all start with humble beginnings. Whether it be from the days of GARC training, or the not-so-recently devised Initial training, members of this unit can educate you on countless stories of surges of recruits arriving over vacation or summer break and failed final tests. Now we come to a new page in the unit’s history, an age of basics - ushered in by the unit’s Basic Combat Training.


Did you know?

The GDP in Chile and the population of Argentina have about as much in common as cereal and battery acid. Diet Coke, called Coca-Cola Light in some countries, is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. It was first introduced in the United States on August 9, 1982, as the first new brand since 1886 to use the Coca-Cola trademark.Did you know that New York City has its own indigenous species of ant—and it’s called, naturally, the ManhattAnt? Did you also know that history’s most successful pirate wasn’t a bearded, eyepatch-wearing man but a woman? And did you know that human beings actually have the power to smell rainfall before it arrives?


If UTC sharpens the minds of the recruits, then BCT is the hammer that molds and shapes them for UTC. The 501st itself was still being Hammered out,  in those times as well, chaos ruled the land, From recruits charging into battle with empty weapons, hurling grenades, and giving some poor limping comrade a lethal dosage of morphine. The legion finds itself growing and in need of a better way to train their recruits for months and years to follow.

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The time of chaos is over. Now is the time for simplicity and order.

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     That’s where BCT comes in. One thing to note is that BCT is the Start of a  process. New members will go through an instructional phase followed by a final test at the very end  - this is BCT, offered every Tuesday and Thursday evening. The final test, undergone by an entire class  qualifies new members to become apart of the Upsilon Training Corps, UTC for short. With orientations being held every Friday afternoon, UTC is the next step recruits will undergo after they’ve left BCT. From there, UTC proceeds similarly to CTC - Recruits are put into groups, which are then placed under the care of specific instructor, who will continue your training in a smaller group setting.


   
The purpose of BCT is to both discipline and familiarize recruits in preparation so that UTC instructors can hone them into what the legion wants, someone you can trust in the lines, someone you know that can get the job done, and someone capable of comprehending and acting on orders even in the most distant, horrifying, crannies of the galaxy. Those people are the troopers of the 501st. Sure they get this after UTC, but BCT is where it all starts: with a handful of recruits and their skills..


Did you know?


Funops are a great way to participate in the unit and get to know other people! Don’t give up the opportunity to make new acquaintances and learn from experienced members!


To our new recruits and prospective new members: Your Time in BCT may be short, but those hours spent integrating you into the 501st will yield results in time. Learn from your instructors’ tutelage and let their teachings become muscle memory. BCT will show you concepts that will carry you throughout your career in the 501st. The instructors will ensure you understand the usage of our modset and above all, lay out the expectations and guidelines for proper conduct as not only a member of a unit, but a trooper of this legion. You will need to understand your place in the team, for the final test in itself will be decided upon the results of your teamwork. Alone you have little to gain while only endangering yourself, only with your team will you find success.

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Our legion is many, but you are one. Stick with your team and you will all emerge victorious from battle.

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    Sometimes in BCT you may not pass on your first run or the second one, but in time you will work out the kincks and you are always welcome to come back to keep trying time and time again. When you reach the final test you must not panic and keep a clear head when everything is happening around you. You might be overwhelmed with people screaming in your ear or maybe not knowing what to do, but that’s okay though, you are not alone. your fellow recruits will be running the gauntlet with you. To make sense of a sometimes senseless situation, simply ask around. Find an instructor, or someone in-command. WHether it be team or squad lead, you can always find out what you should be doing, how to do it, or what is going on around you.


     BCT Starts at 7:00 PM EST on Tuesdays and 5:00 PM EST on Thursdays. Please arrive in the Briefing Room in TeamSpeak thirty minutes early. Ensure you have the required mods and do not have any additional mods loaded that are not on the white list. If you have any issues, please contact our Tech Support on Discord. 


Did you know?


The final test may be over, but you’re far from done with your training. The fine instructors and cadres that fill the ranks of the Upsilon Training Company will do their best to brief you on the inner-workings and lay out a schedule for you in the days to come as you undergo the UTC process. Their work will go towards: Helping you better understand your equipment, the unit you’ve invested your time in, and the team you will eventually be a part of in UTC.


(Meet up in UTC Teamspeak Channel on a Friday @ 6:00PM Eastern Time to get yourselves squared away. Until then, enjoy funops in the meantime!)


Information provided by: CC Crisis, CS-M Odin and other BCT staff.
Credits to: The Bootleggers (CT Ruse, CM Tom, CX-X Shnuffles), CS Hoodoo, CT Sideways


Tuesday 03 September 2019

501st Newsletter Issue #27


 CT Sideways    03 Sep 2019
 None    Newsletters

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August 19th - September 2nd, 2019

CT Sideways, Publisher
September 2nd, 2019


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Battalion HQ

Roadboy/man (CI-O to Vt. CT)


Avalanche HQ

"Avalanche company is doing good, our platoon's had an FTX cycle this weekend and we are eager to get back to Geonosis to skirmish with some bugs and clankers. Other than that we await the return of our glorious leader, 1st Lieutenant Player the magnanimous." - CS-M Odin


Avalanche 1

igeon (CR-C to CT), Tim (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“Still Pointing up, keeping our hopes high for the campaign, Klowned around a bit during the FTX but we are really Shaping up to be a platoon that stays on it's two Legias, even without paying our NCOs any Money like the actors from Corey in the House. Hoo-doo, what can you do, guess that's just how it be when you've been blessed by Jupiter, the god of sky and thunder.” - CP Klown


Avalanche 2

Neta (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Courtney (Sr. CT to CP), Shadow (CP to Sr. CP)

“2nd Platoon is being shut down in order to cook more Landing Zones and Rally Points” - CC Crisis


Avalanche 3

Drammon (to 3-2 SL*A*), Bjorn (Sr. CT to CP), Weepier (CT to Sr. CT), Tgon (CR-C to CT), Essay (CR-C to CT) and Mystic (CR-C to CT)

“It's been good.” - CC Ewik


Avalanche 4

Avian (CR-C to CT), Muffins (CR-C to CT), Wicked (CR-C to CM-C), Snivy (CR-C To CT)

“I've nothing to say to the likes of you.” - CS-M Coward


Acklay

Enjoy the boxes! They feed my soul. - CC Lava


Onyx

Singed (CM graduate from Candidate to Cyrus Strike Team)

“AnS is right around the corner and we are looking forward to assessing the applicants” - CS George


Razor

"Warden recruitment will continue until all unoccupied slots are full" - CX-W Flog

"Next Razor Announcement will be on the 16th of September" - CX Scuba


Mynock

Compo (CT to Sr. CT), Conair (CT to Sr. CT), Reck (Vt. CT to CP), Loki (Billeted as Mynock RT)

"Excuse me recruit!!! Would you like to hear about Mynock?" - CP Zulu


Zeta

Broad (CW to CW-O)

“The preparations for the Great Journey are long and arduous. It will be some time before we are ready.” - CP Fancy

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CR Initial Training Class #6, Cycle #3

CR Jerry
CR Pluto
CR Sawman
CR Seago
CR Skali
CR Sudz


CR Private Initial Training Class #63

CR Kreios
CR Truxrose

DID YOU KNOW?

CP Boozy has earned the unit's first combat award with the Bronze Crescent!


501st Trivia

CC Euler, head of Mod Management, tends to enjoy his off time playing various games. The most popular of these so far in recent times is Ancestors with his friend CX-C Koop.


501st Discord

501st Patreon


501st Donation Page


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501st News Team opinion doesn’t reflect the opinions of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team bring in new information, you can by signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for a custom event you’re hosting. For those interested, please contact either CT Sideways once of the editors for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for writers to collect stories, media and content. Feel free to leave comments feel free to leave comments below on what you think.  Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained.


Publisher: CT Sideways

Editors: CP Sense, CS Hoodoo and CT Daku

News Writers: CT Ruse, CX-X Shnuffles, CT Tom, CS Jupiter, CT Rayne, CT Momentum, CT Lucky, CX-C Canik, CX-W Sentinel and CT Silver

Media Team: CS Jupiter, CX-W Sentinel, CT Shifty, CT Silver, and CT Rayne
Correspondents: CT Daku, CT Momentum and CX-C Canik


Monday 19 August 2019

501st Newsletter Issue #26


 CT Sideways    19 Aug 2019
 None    Newsletters

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August 13th - August 18th, 2019

CT Sideways, Publisher
18th August 2019


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Avalanche 1
"We took a quite the beating on the opening invasion of Geonosis but we plan on giving it right back this coming weekend! Also Andromeda almost killed the entire Battalion." - CS-M Legia

Avalanche 2

Arturion (CR-C to CT), Bacon (CR-C to CT), Slyder (CR-C to CT), Eliza (CR-C to CT)

“We are nearly successful at Americanizing CC Lava.” - CC Crisis


Avalanche 3

“We are doing ok” - CC Ewik 


Avalanche 4

Doug (Sr. CT to CP), Frost (CR-C to CT), Wicked (CR-C to CT)

"We're trapped between a droid army and another, bigger, angrier droid army. All in all, it's pretty great." - CS-M Coward


Acklay

Ricochets blood is all in his head due to the ground harness. This explains a lot - CC Lava


Onyx

"Onyx is working hard to get back into shape, and we look forward to the future of the detachment." - CS George


Razor

Conner (CT to CX-W), Frisk (CT to CX-C)

“If you need anything picked up from the battlefield, give us a call” - CX-W Flog (Warden)

“DM CX-X Namenai “big thank, script lord” for a free gift” - CX-S Jackson (Razor)


Mynock

“You see that CC Point guy? Yeah what a champ.” - CS-M Verax


RTO

“RTOs are keeping at it as always, happy with how everything is going. Lavas floor is made of floor.” - CI-O Roadboy


Zeta

“Uh, Uh” - CP Fancy

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Do you enjoy working in Eden Editor?

Do you feel pride when you see something you make being used?

Well then then the Mission Builders are right for you!


Mission Builders are responsible for making every official mission file that you see on our servers, from Fun OP files to Galactic Campaign Files. We work closely with the story writers to create immersive environments for the players to fight their way through, from Pantora to Christophsis! 


If you have wanted to help create the campaign this is a solid opportunity because Eden Editor can be picked up easily.


Follow the steps in this document to join:
  Mission Builder Document

- CX-S Jackson


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“Good luck, don't mess it up.” -
BC Bondoer


CR Bean
CR Nuclear
CR Ruski
CR Stain
CR Foxxy
CR Goliath
CR Ritz
CR Sparrow
CR Touchy


Utc

CR-C Bandit
CR-C Dark
CR-C Deceiving
CR-C Ethan
CR-C Genesis
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DID YOU KNOW?

To try out a different playstyle, increase the 'aiming deadzone' slider in the options menu. This allows you to adjust your aim independently of your viewing direction. It's pretty rare in games nowadays and tough to get used to, but has a cool feeling to it.


501st Trivia

BC Jay is the most trustworthy player in any multiplayer strategy game.


501st Discord

501st Patreon

501st Donation Page

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501st News Team opinion doesn’t reflect the opinions of the entire community. If you’d like to help the news team bring in new information, you can, in many ways, including but not limited to, signing up for the news team, submitting an article, posting a piece of media or getting publicity for an event. For those interested, please contact either CT Sideways once of the editors for more information. Your voice matters, let it be heard. We’re currently looking for writers to collect stories, media and content. Feel free to leave comments feel free to leave comments below on what you think.  Also please consider donating to the 501st to help pay for server costs and help keep this community alive and well maintained.


Publisher: CT Sideways

Editors: CP Sense and CS Hoodoo

News Writers: CT Ruse CX-X Shnuffles, CT Tom, CS Jupiter, CT Rayne, CT Momentum, CT Lucky, CX-C Canik, CX-W Sentinel and CT Silver

Media Team: CS Jupiter, CX-W Sentinel, CT Shifty, CT Silver, and CT Rayne
Correspondents: CT Daku, CT Momentum and CX-C Canik


501st Archive

A Shiny Beginning CT Sideways @ (05 Sep 2019) (Staff)
501st Newsletter Issue #27 CT Sideways @ (03 Sep 2019) (Newsletters)
501st Newsletter Issue #26 CT Sideways @ (19 Aug 2019) (Newsletters)
Revisiting Zeta CT Sideways @ (16 Aug 2019) (Staff)
501st Profile: CC Crisis CT Sideways @ (16 Aug 2019) (Staff)
501st Newsletter Issue #25 CT Sideways @ (13 Aug 2019) (Newsletters)
501st Newsletter Issue #24 CT Sideways @ (06 Aug 2019) (Newsletters)
501st Newsletter Issue #23 CT Sideways @ (25 Jul 2019) (Newsletters)
Herdessa Week 1 CT Sideways @ (25 Jul 2019) (Deployments)
501st Newsletter Issue #22 CT Sideways @ (15 Jul 2019) (Newsletters)

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