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Wednesday 19 February 2020

501st Legion Profile: CS-M Verax


 Administrator    19 Feb 2020
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The Road To Battalion: CS-M VERAX

The Road To Battalion: CS-M VERAX

 

The Legions’ very own News Team takes an inside-look into the Battalion NCOIC Verax. Join us as we go delving into the Sergeant Major’s past!

 

 

 

 

 

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

 

     Like all the troopers throughout the Legion, we all have a story to tell and a place to start and the Sergeant Major is no exception. First taking to the ranks of the 501st in the March of 2018, our then CR Verax entered BCT with determination, and with the help of the rest of his class, passed The Final Test. He enrolled in one of the first CTC classes, learning more in depth how the 501st Legion operates on the field. With time, he would attain his blues and become a trooper of the 501st, joining the ranks of the Airborne troopers almost immediately afterwards.

     

     By June of 2018 Verax had become the first Corporal, through meritorious promotions, to obtain the Platoon Sargeant Billet in the Legion's history (as the Acklay Platoon-Sergeant, no less!). In his platoon billet he would spend arduous amounts of time working hand-in-hand with CC Lava to the continued improvement and progression of the Airborne detachment. His work would soon pay off, as by September of that same year Verax was transferred to Avalanche’s 1st Platoon in the same position of Platoon Sergeant.

 

     While in 1st Platoon he’d reach the rank of Sergeant, then in November of 2018, faced reassignment to lead in the creation of the Zeta Reservist Company, where fresh cadets enroll to gain experience and work for their blues, eventually leading to a slotted position. He’d spend his time setting the standards for operation throughout the reservist company and incorporate them into the functions of the main companies and detachments within the Legion.

 

     From Acklay to Avalanche, and slotted to reservist, Verax’s track record of relentless work and endeavors would pay off by June of 2019. Following promotions in recognition of his many successes, CS Verax found himself as the Battalion NCOIC and double promoted to the rank of the two blue striped Company Sergeant Major. With a new rank, and an even newer billet, Verax was once again working towards meeting his next benchmark. His work would continue on a prior project, the NCO Academy. Taking input from officers across the unit, Verax would set in stone the standards for NCOs and their procedures on how they operate throughout the Legion. However, he wouldn’t stop there. With years of experience under his belt, and an impressive track record, Verax’s next assignment would incorporate him into the Legion’s first armored detachment, Mynock. As Mynock's NCOIC, his work in assisting the detachment’s development would be crucial to Mynock’s success, helping shape the detachment into what we see now.

 

     With the NCO Academy established, the reservist company churning out new troopers, and Mynock beginning operations, Verax could return to his work as Battalion NCOIC. He would fulfill this mission up until February of 2020, where he’d retire to standby reserves until further notice, fulfilling a new mission in a galaxy far, far away.

 

 

Achievement Through The Ranks

 

 How does it feel knowing that you've made it from a CR to a Battalion NCOIC?

 

     "It feels unreal, it was something I never expected to achieve in this unit. At the time I was a Team Leader in Acklay 1-2 Alpha and I had my eyes on the goal and while I was determined to make it there, I had doubts that I could even make it. But the day I achieved the goal, it felt amazing. It helped me shape the belief that with the right mindset and work ethic members of the 501st can achieve their goals. I thank everyone on my journey that helped me get here. BC Jay and BC Bondoer had a major impact on my character and helped me grow in the billet. CC Lava, CX Scuba, CC Player and CC Crisis were instrumental in giving me the advice and guidance I needed to help others in the unit. But one of the biggest people who helped me was CS-M Odin, a true friend and stellar NCO of the legion."

 

 

The Old & The New

  

What were some of the hardships you faced on this road to Battalion NCOIC?

 

     "The biggest hardships along the way was countering the “old guard” mentality. Some of the older members that came before me were stuck in their ways on how the unit should operate versus adapting to the newest generations. It was a struggle and a fight at times, but eventually we persevered with creating new changes for the 501st Legion."

 

 

NCO Academy

 

     During his time as the Battalion NCOIC, Sergeant Major Verax has made many changes for the unit, with his proudest work being his changes to the NCO Academy. Verax has led the way to bringing standards of how NCOs are trained, promoted, and how they operate within the unit. “It was a long and arduous process I did not do alone.” CS-M Verax credits many people, including CS-M Odin, CC Player, and CC Lava who helped him through this process. Other officers and SNCOs helped as well while Verax focused on the Sergeant-Majors Academy. As Verax puts it, “The evaluation of new platoon sergeants was a crucial aspect I believed required oversight and necessity to the unit.”

 

 

Verax: A Star Wars Story

 

Everyone has a war story from their time in the unit and now it's time for the Sergeant Major to tell his:

 

     “One of my best war stories has to be when I was in 1st platoon. It was a campaign operation where we were on a moon-like planet and had to move between mountains to dodge artillery. The operation required the destruction of a facility and the platoon had to move and fight multiple B2s that were emerging from the craters that were filled with black smoke. We were constantly flanked and CM-S Koda’s FST were moving fast to stop the multiple wounds occuring in 1st. In my capacity, I had to shout orders at the platoon to continue pushing forward on an uphill battle and yelled on the radio to get down everytime artillery came in. It reminded me much of a scene from the Roman Empire when the soldiers would hold position and put their shield up from incoming arrows. CS-M Sorensic, at the time when he was Avalanche NCOIC, was with me and we would build trenches quickly and get down while seeing missiles decimate troopers that were not in cover. But with clarity and fast action, I had a method of “popping up and getting down” where we would lead droids to a mountain area, watch the artillery fire on a squad’s position, and squad shields would be put down or trenches to have the missiles destroy everything around them. 

 

     Avalanche 1-1 was crucial to destroy the constant barrage of AATs collapsing our positions. After a final push from the mountains, we made it to the facility and I ran with FST and a couple of stragglers to form a fire team after ordering the platoon to retreat to find any trooper that was left behind. We did our best to save as many as we could. After running out of ammo and fighting to the last man, we had no way to make it to the LAATs in time due to enemy reinforcements that included HMPs and special forces. I used an enemy E-Web to cover the medics and I stay’d behind as one of the last men while they ran to the LAATs with the wounded. The LAATs had to hide in the mountains to pick up troops as enemy AA was too strong. Myself, CM Reck and CM-S Koda used enemy weapons to snipe, take down and destroy as much as we could before the nuke went off and we died to ensure that our men made it back alive with the operation being a success.” 

 

 

Present Day and Legion of Merit

 

     CS-M Verax was recently accepted to become a teacher in South Korea, primarily teaching English to students. He still assists with some of his C-Shop positions, such as TeamSpeak Management, and is engaged as a Clone Military Police in the 501st Legion. He had also been granted the award of Legion of Merit by BC Jay on February 12, 2020, which you can view HERE

 

 

Publisher: CX-X Canik
Journalists: CP Grandpa, CX-X Shnuffles, and CI-C Anarchy
Helmet pictures courtesy of: CS Sam & CS-M Verax


Friday 14 February 2020

501st Newsletter Issue #37


 Administrator    14 Feb 2020
 None    Newsletters

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501st Newsletter Issue #37

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Publisher: CX-X Canik
February 13th, 2020
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Editor's Note:

Hello all, and thank you for reading the 501st Newsletter, Issue #37! Sorry for the delay in posting the Newsletter! We are slowly working back to getting on a regular schedule again. Be sure to keep an eye out for our next article in the Legion Profile series, as well as two other article releases. A few notes for this Issue; We have added Acklay 1 & 2 to Platoon News (before it was just Acklay HQ). In the last Newsletter, it was announced that Acklay had moved to a Company level. Another change, we have included the whole of Zeta under Company News. Due to the nature of the company, all promotions (CR-C to CT+) will be listed in that section. Thank you again for reading!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements

 

 

    Official Launch of the Krayt ARC Program! Since the last Town Hall meeting, Avalanche Company Command has been going through the interview process with previous ARC Detachment members, as well as new candidates put forward by the platoons. After assessing 36 candidates, Company has narrowed the number down to 8. The following individuals have been accepted as the first generation of Krayt ARC Troopers:

 

  • Vt. CT Jink (1-2)
  • Vt. CT Habivi (1-3)
  • Sr. CT Rayne (2-2)
  • Vt. CT Korvus (2-4)
  • Vt. CT Halo (3-3)
  • Vt. CT Darkstar (3-4)
  • Sr. CT Virtox (4-3)
  • Vt. CT Brennan (4-4)

 

If you wish to see the basic Rules and Responsibilities of Krayt Troopers, click HERE.

 

 

 

CAMPAIGN NEWS! The Battle on Geonosis was long and valiantly fought, with the Hand proving to be a difficult nemesis. However, the 501st Legion prevailed as usual, and as such, there are a few awards that are being distributed among the Legion. 

 

    Avalanche 3-2, through heroic actions and resolve, are being awarded the Herdessa Campaign Ribbon. (See details in Discord #announcements, 2/12/2020) Copy

 

    Avalanche 2-4 and Acklay 2-2 (formerly 1-4), both cornerstones to their respected platoons, are being awarded the Geonosis Campaign Ribbon. (See details in Discord #announcements, 2/12/2020)JutH5g7

 

    4th Platoon, for showing continued excellence and unwavering resolve, was a key factor in capturing the Hand’s compound. Due to their involvement in several key battles, they are awarded the Savareen Sector Ribbon. (See details in Discord #announcements, 2/12/2020)JutH5g7 1

Lastly, Battalion and Company HQ members would like to congratulate every platoon and detachment for their hard work and efforts throughout the recent campaigns!

 

 

 

BATTALION CHANGES! As most of you know by now, CS-M Verax, our Battalion NCOIC has stepped down from his position due to IRL reasons. He leaves behind a legacy in helping drain the community of individuals who inhibited the growth of the unit, as well as took part in many radical changes that has helped shape the 501st into what it has become. He will be replaced with CS-M Odin (Avalanche Company NCOIC) as the Acting Battalion NCOIC until further notice. Another change in the Battalion structure is BC Bondoer has needed to step away from his position as Battalion XO, also due to IRL reasons. Many of you know him as the Head of MPs, doing a great part in keeping the 501st Community safe from those who wish to do it harm. He is being replaced by CX Scuba (Razor CO), as Acting Battalion XO until further notice.

 

 

News

 

 

    STREAMERS! If you have ever wanted to stream or record on our servers, there have been some changes. CS-M Delta is the new head of the streaming department. The old list of approved streamers has been removed, so unfortunately, if you were on the previous list you will need to reapply. If you are interested in streaming or recording, all you have to do is read The Streaming and Recording Rules, sign up through the Streaming and Recording Application, and then wait for your name to pop up on the Approved Streaming and Recording List.

 

    TCW! TCW has been hard at work for the past few months. They have been on a new cycle, and know they have been dark to the public eye. With the recent tests and developments, members of the TCW Team have created a more solidified foundation for their next release soon. If you have any interest in modding at all, contact CC Lava, or any leadership within TCW that is listed on the Command Tab of the Main Roster.

 

    RECRUITMENT! There are currently 5 Recruitment slots open. Recruitment Staff are prioritizing AU time-zone applicants in order to further reduce recruitment wait times. AU times are 11PM-11AM EST. Additionally, Recruitment Leadership would like to emphasis that no one should be giving recruits discord tags without checking to make sure they are on the roster. If you are interested in one of the 5 positions, or have any questions or concerns, please message any Senior Recruiter, CX-X Alex, or CP Walsh.

 

    Event Management: Events will be scheduled and posted SoonTM, if you're interested in helping out please have a read over our Protocol & Regulation Guidelines, then apply HERE.

 

 News

 

 

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News: Battalion is currently going through reformations to ensure improved communications with Avalanche and Acklay Companies as well as their support detachments. We are also continuing our plans to maintain a strong battalion for the future. 

Promotions: CM-S Shade (Acting BTN Medic), CI-P Power (Acting BTN RT)

“My fake plants died because I forgot to pretend to water them” - CS-M Verax

  

 

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News: We deployed to Rugosa as the Galactic Marines this past weekend. ARC Krayt training has begun and are going great, we are all excited about the potential they bring in supporting Avalanche and the unit as a whole. 

Promotions: Player (1LT to CPT)

“Fear is a great tool in moving people to action, however it is not a sustainable plan of action” - CC Player

 

 

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News: Acklay is currently reviewing documentation for eventual expansion. Acklay 2 is performing additional trainings, in order to join in on the Galactic Campaign. Lastly, Ride-alongs soon(™)

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"We're hard at work prepping for the year" - CC Lava

 

 

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News: Zeta Company is working their best to provide the unit with Active members to keep squads moving and filling positions across the battalion.

Promotions: Fancy (CS to CS-M), Broad (CW-1 to CW-2), Habas (CW-1 to CW-2), Anorant (CR-C to CT), Kahorn (CR-C to CT), War (CR-C to CT), Rick (CR-C to CT), Coyote (CR-C to CT), Sideways (CR-C to CT)

“Zeta Company has been my home and I wish those within the Company the best. Continue working hard and remember your importance within the unit. Also, Fancy needs a shower.” - CI Arcanist

 

 

News

 

 

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Recruitment: 1-1 is looking for an Alpha Team Medic, and 1-3 is looking to fill a trooper slot

Promotions: Kestrel (CP to Sr. CP), Locke (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Jink (CP to Vt. CT (Krayt Transfer), Siffy (CT to Sr. CT), Tideend (CP to Sr. CP), Simon (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Sticks (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“1st Platoon is excited that the campaign is back and can't wait to keep kicking ass” - CC Point

 

 

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Recruitment: 2-3 and 2-4 are looking for Bravo Medics. 

Promotions: Mirror (CT to Sr. CT), Fiend (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Anta (CT to Sr. CT), Maverick (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Courtney (CP to Sr. CP), Raloris (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Chatter (CT to Sr. CT), Nightingale (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Flooded (CR-C to CT), Bruce (CT to Sr. CT), Uni (CT to Sr. CT), Sledge (CT to Sr. CT), Dakota (CT to Sr. CT), Teacup (CT to Sr. CT), Fenrir (CT to Sr. CT), 

“The Seas are calm and the Winds are steady. Also, if you see CC Andromeda go towards a Lifeform Scanner, he is to be shot on sight.” - CS-M Pompano

 

 

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Recruitment: 3-2 is looking for 1 Bravo Medic.

Promotions: Andromeda (CS-M to 2nd LT), Altred (CT to Sr. CT)

“I'm just gonna CAS you all and call it a day.” - CI-P Dimitri

 

 

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Recruitment: 4-1 is looking for an RTO, and 4-3 and 4-4 are looking for 2 Troopers each.

Promotions: Fixit (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Dobby (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), London (CT to Sr. CT), Train (CP to Vt. CT), Narrator (CT to Sr. CT), Delaney (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Matt (CR-C to CT), Clock (CP to Sr. CP), Widyen (CT to Sr. CT), Leon (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Beast (CT to Sr. CT), Slugger (CT to Sr. CT), Snorri (Sr. CT to CP)

“They came from… Behind...” - CS-M Drifter

 

 

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Recruitment: TBD

Promotions: Hantar (CT to Sr. CT), Maurice (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), 

"It is time for galactic conquest! Another command post for the Republic!" - CC Lava

 

 

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Recruitment: TBD

Promotions: Roasty (Sr. CT to Vt. CT), Gull (Sr. CT to Vt. CT)

“Fun fact: in CTC, Drifter actually never drifted. It was a bit of a let down.” - CS-M Ricochet

 

 

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News: ITA has closed for this cycle, but keep your eyes open for the next announcement. In the meantime, feel free to attend any voluntary flight training hosted by members of Razor if you are interested in honing your flying abilities!

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“The day your troopers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. 

They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.” - CX-P Casskun

 

 

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News: Starting on 2/12/2020, this IEA cycle is now open to all members of the unit. Previously it was closed to all but Zeta. Mynock has also adjusted the Zeus Guidelines relevant to the detachment. You can find the document HERE.

Promotions: Delta (CS to CS-M), Drebien (CT to Sr. CT)

"Mynock will be opening recruitment soon, so keep an eye out!" - CS-M Delta

 

 

 

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CR-C Peanut

CR-C Peanut, while only a Cadet (and not a dog), has seen some tough times serving the 501st. In this photo, poor CR-C Peanut is having PTSD flashbacks of the Herdessa Campaign. For his services as a loyal companion to CS-M Delta, CR-C Peanut is being awarded the "Bestest Boi" Medal.
 



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 CX-X Canik, or one 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  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: CX-X Canik

Chief Newsletter Correspondent: CX-X Canik
Correspondents: CM Sunshine, CW Super


Sunday 09 February 2020

501st Community Game Spotlight (2 of 2)


 Administrator    09 Feb 2020
 None    Misc

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“Secure The Stand Down”

“Secure The Stand Down”

 

Published by: CX-X Canik
Written by: CX-X Shnuffles, CT Momentum
Pictures found by: CX-X Canik

 

Introduction

 
 

From the frying pan and into the fire, where D&D brought us stability in a world we crafted for ourselves, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege brings us to a chaotic reality where every avenue of approach is open to exploit. Forget crossing the threshold of a home, why not just blow open a new one? Or take the scenic route, and use some rope to rappel in from the second story. Where Dungeon Masters and Game Masters rolled for success, Ubisoft leaves the player to make their own. Delve into the competitive world of Rainbow Six Siege with the News Team’s second installment of our two part series as we highlight the many gaming communities found within the Legion’s ranks.

 

While fewer in number and found scattered among the furthest corners of the unit, Siege fans continue to meet and queue up for matches on rather sporadic schedules. Far from the organization involved in Dungeons & Dragons, Siege requires little to no setup or organization. Allowing players to sit down and get right into the thick of it, no questions asked.

 

 

What is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege?

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At its most basic concept, “Rainbow Six Siege” is a cooperative team based shooter that rewards teamwork and planning instead of bum rushes and quick reflexes. The game is played in a 5v5 setting with an attacking and defending side. More uniquely, it follows the “Hero” trend of shooters with characters called “Operators.” We won't bore you with all the details, but its game play style is rather unique in the shooter space and brings with it a very large fan base. With a large fan base, there are bound to be players that can be competitive. We were lucky enough to get some time with some of the more well known siege players in the unit to talk to them about it. 

 
 

CM Beast

 

News team: What team are you apart of? Who leads that team? 

Beast : I play by myself primarily, and when I do play with others I’ll party up with members of the unit such as Jackson, Weiss, and Narrator.

 

NT: How long have you been playing siege?

B: Depends, I played Siege on console for a long time before coming onto PC, in total now it’s been around three years since I’ve started. On my main account I moved well past level 100 and beyond on my console, while I’m level 105 on my PC account as of now.

 

NT: Was anyone involved in this process that might’ve driven you to getting it?

B:  I don’t remember, the game was out for well over a year before I started playing and by the time I did start, it was in a closed group of friends.

 

NT: Do you find yourself as more of a casual player or a competitive one?

B:  I’m up for either, though I won’t play ranked with just anyone. If I’m queued for ranked, I’m queued to win. I only play Siege competitively in that sense with certain people, otherwise I’ll play casually.

 

NT: How does competitive play apply to your Siege team? Is your group well-versed in the game or rather casual during your tournaments? 

B: The only way you’re going to get better is when you’re playing against better people. We’ll get better at the game by learning the maps we play and landing our shots.

 

NT: How does the siege community stand out amongst the other communities found throughout the 501st? 

B: Siege differs from communities centered around games like D&D, namely in its game-play. I’m not one to take a chance on dice, but I’ll take my chances in my own skills when playing Siege. There’s a lot more guarantee, and less uncertainty.

 

NT: Is it just one of the many vague shooters fielded by the unit? Or is the community’s involvement more in tune with that of the D&D Community despite existing on an entirely different game. 

B: Compared to other first-person shooters, I find Siege to be more cemented in the unit. Though when viewing other games found throughout the unit, it’s like comparing apples to oranges. There’s no clear definitive game in the spotlight of our unit.

 

NT: Despite recent cancellations, would you be interested in seeing another unit-wide tournament held over Siege?

B:  I would love to see a unit-wide tournament held over siege. Even more-so, I’d be a part of it. Though I wouldn’t be so inclined to hold back when competing, we’re all going to be competing to win and I don’t intend to hinder my own teammates.

 

NT: What are the biggest challenges when you’re trying to find time to participate in these tournaments? 

B: For me, my family is a major challenge when participating in one of these tournaments. Crazy things can happen, and the only thing that would hold me back from going to one of these tournaments would be my family. Otherwise I’d do my best to participate. I think that we should hold an interest meeting, gather up anyone we can, and hammer out a date that’ll work for everyone. If anyone has any issues, just communicate it to the organizers and we can work it from there.

 

NT: Do you believe these conflicts stem from a lack of interest? 

B: It could be a lack of interest, because I for one am not opposed to playing custom games in the unit. Not everyone’s interests will align, but that shouldn’t stop them from playing siege. Whether it be custom, casual, or ranked, I’m open to playing it. No matter what I’m doing I’ll be honing my skills and refining them.

 
 

CP Weiss

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NT: What team are you apart of? Who leads that team?

Weiss: I’m a member of Team Thanos LAAT, headed by CX Jackson.

 

NT: How long have you been playing siege? 

W: Since launch, Siege has been a prevalent game for me.

 

NT: Was anyone involved in this process that might’ve driven you to getting it?

W: A bunch of my IRL friends all signed up for the beta and got into it. Initially it was a turn off as the gameplay varied greatly from the original Rainbow Six games. Rainbow Six Siege took a more competitive approach, more akin to CS:GO.

 

NT: Do you find yourself as more of a casual player or a competitive one? 

W: Competitive. I play to win.

 

NT: How does competitive play apply to your Siege team? Is your group well-versed in the game or rather casual during your tournaments?

W:  I try to play competitively with people who have a good game-sense and are well-versed in map knowledge. We’re able to communicate and feed information to each other that helps us win.

 

NT: How does the siege community stand out amongst the other communities found throughout the 501st? 

W: I think siege has its place in the unit alongside other gaming communities found throughout the 501st.

 

NT: Is it just one of the many vague shooters fielded by the unit? Or is the community’s involvement more in tune with that of the D&D Community despite existing on an entirely different game. 

W: I believe Siege manages to stand out on its own with a lot of its core functions, but the “5v5 Competitive Shooter” has become a common feature in most shooter games. Similar to League of Legends’ 5 v 5 setup. Siege brings new things to the table, such as the varying operators and their gadgets.

 

NT: Despite recent cancellations, would you be interested in seeing another unit-wide tournament held over Siege?

W: Yes.

 

NT: What are the biggest challenges when you’re trying to find time to participate in these tournaments? 

W: The tournament’s planning should be done with consideration taken towards platoon operations in the 501st. With Winter Stand Down coming to an end, it’s important for large turnouts during the Galactic Campaign and for the platoons to show up in force.

 
 

CX Jackson

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NT: What team do you lead?

Jackson: I lead Team Thanos LAAT, the largest of the 501st teams.

 

NT: How long have you been playing siege?

J: I have been playing Siege for about 4 years, started on xbox and transitioned to PC a couple years ago.

 

NT: Do you find yourself as more of a casual player or a competitive one? 

J: I play casually with 501st members and friends, but I play competitively with my university’s team.

 

NT: How does competitive play apply to your Siege team? Is your group well-versed in the game or rather casual during your tournaments?

J:  I wish Team Thanos LAAT was active enough and willing enough to learn some competitive strategies, but they aren’t - And none of the other teams are particularly active in tournaments.

 

NT: How does the siege community stand out amongst the other communities found throughout the 501st? 

J: The Siege community in the 501st is more casual and relaxed, most events aren’t even planned. If you feel like playing siege, you’ll just look to see if anyone is currently playing and join them.

 

NT: Were you apart of the tournaments held on the 9th and 24th of March last year? 

J: I was present at the March 8th Tournament. I thought it was a lot of fun for my team, but it wasn’t fun for the Zeta Bois team.

 

NT: Would you be interested in seeing another unit-wide tournament held over Siege? 

J: I would love to have another tournament, it’s just difficult to get others to attend.

 
 

 

 

“Round Starts in…”

 

 

As we’ve seen there is a desire from people in the unit to be active and competitive, but it seems most of us don’t mind playing casuals and calling it a night. Obviously, there is no right way to play, drone in casuals, play Low tier Operators, or just rushing an objective with 5 recruits. From Ranked to Terrorist Hunt, to the seasonal events all the way to “Pistols only”, there's plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained in Rainbow Six. And, with an Invitational coming soon, there's more things to do than ever. So, look for a squad and get to it.

 

The good news, is that with a little digging you'll be able to find people to play with. Be sure to check out the 501st Siege discord (CLICK HERE), and post in the “other games” channel in 501st main. You might be surprised who you can get a squad going with. In the meantime, the news team will keep checking cams and looking for stories around every corner. We hope you've enjoyed this two part series on two of the other games members of the 501st play.  Well see you soon, and hopefully we can have a bit of a Discord going forward. 


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