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  1. YOU SIR are triggering my MMO-anxiety. It's like Sarissas 'Nam-flashbacks. Just worse and more vocal. Sinderi - add him to your bloodpool!
  2. Greetings. This is a follow up post to further specify and clarify the rules and restrictions of any sort of formal and informal communication with official instances regarding anything that is planned or discussed in the FK community: Now let me be very clear about this: Under no circumstances at all is anyone of you allowed to address a publisher, developer, gaming site or anything like that at all, especially not without previous communication and the clear "go" from myself and the CM- and Admin-team, in the name of the FK community or concerning anything officially related to it. We decided to have a PR and Communications role for good reasons and thought that by announcing my field of responsibilities in this previous post, made a clear point for why this is in the best interest of this community. Since that doesn't seem to be the case - let me give you further details on that: The gaming industry, widely if not totally, using the internet as resource and method of communication, is fast paced and - now I'm sure you all have heard this sentence before - does not forget. At all. What is on the internet stays on the internet, therefore we have to be very careful about the content we decide to use to officially present ourselves and this community to any higher instance. Publishers and Developers cannot afford to allow themselves to associate in collaborations without background-checking everything, otherwise things can turn into a massive PR-disaster really quickly. As of the nature of the internet and online communication, rumors spread very quickly, once you've owned a certain reputation, you will never ever get rid of it ever again, especially not in the eyes of renowned instances (like in our case, Bohemia). Because of this, deciding what content or idea we want to officially bring forward and present has to be chosen very, very carefully. Therefore, please, if you have an idea you want to bring forward officially, ask yourself: Does this represent the community and yourself in the way you want it to be seen? If the answer is yes, don't act on it until you have communicated it with us. Don't ever think that it is ok to decide for yourself and without the permission of the CMs, Admins and myself in matters of this community. If you do so, be sure that this behavior, from this point forward, will not be tolerated, nor will the outcome be of any help for the community. The time, effort and nerves it needs to clean up a mess like this can and should be used in other ways, this I can guarantee you. The potential brand it marks FK with can be, in the worst case, detrimental to the image of this community and possibly beyond repair. So again, let me be very clear: Do never ever reach out to official instances on the behalf of FK, for an FK project or for anything that could even be slightly connected to this community without permission and supervision. Ever.
  3. Remember the Building that collapsed on my legs? It may or may not fell down on him. I broke my precious medic arms trying to see if there was something I could do for him.
  4. heeeey. Did you die under my hands today? If yes, I'm really sorry. Have a great time! @Sinderi I got a fair amount of his blood for your bloodpool
  5. wait, since when are you distributing the americans equally between you two? Who got Triple, by the way? And welcome to the Madhouse! Make sure to ask any question you have, most people here are competent enough to help got their games to work.
  6. Sign me up! My patience is endless when I'm explaining things
  7. Greetings! As most of you should have seen by now, there's a new role – my role – on the forums: PR Communications Officer. In this (belated, thanks to exams) post I want to clarify what that means, where my responsibilities and jobs are, but also want to ask you guys how you think this job within the community can be put to better use. Ready? Let's start! First of all: Why me? I never made a big secret about the fact that I have been working in the gaming industry for the last 3, 3 ½ years (for the germans: ). Mostly as an editor, but since the company I wrote for had a very large outreach, with time I learned not only to write SEO news and articles, video-concepts, interviews and press releases but also how to communicate with Game Developers, Publishers and how to relay important information to the public, organize meetings, all of that stuff. I know a fair bit about how Publishers work and think, what they want out of their clients and therefore became quite good at selling ideas and concepts to them. About 3 weeks after I joined this community I asked the CMs if they ever thought about contacting Bohemia in an official manner. This plan is still on the way, stuff like the Repo-Update, the general workload that came with 64bit and other things relayed that plan a bit, also formulating what exactly we can realistically ask from and offer to them has to be carefully established. So much for the official PR-part. But that's not all. After all, the role says “PR and Communications”, not only “PR”. Communication in a community of this size is fundamental, the issues we have with this should be well known by now. So I won't only be responsible for the official contact but also will be making sure that the information given from the CMs to all of you guys has a clear line, structure and especially completeness. Furthermore I am more than happy to act as a mediator between all of you. Over the years in the media industry I learned to take every possible view into consideration, test systems and ideas for flaws – but also to not feel personally attacked when people criticize my professional work or projects I was part of (seriously, if you ever want to take on a job in the media, learn to not give a shit or it'll break you!). There's always room for improvement, people who have a different view on things or ideas of how things should be run. Sorting out, through open and biased-free communication, what's seen as a problem and how people see room for improvements is vital for a healthy PR – so that's what I'm here for. So – that's basically what I'll do here. Talk. About the important, very official stuff as well as the feedback and ideas that all of you bring to this community. Take a bit of load off the CMs while making sure that certain things within my power get handled more satisfactory for everybody involved.
  8. Make a series \o/ Not necessarily about one character, but about fun, weird, "wtf" stuff that happens in and outside of missions? The satiric, humoristic, reduced to stereotypes FK comic compendium!
  9. The Tolkien-Nerd in me is insanely triggered by the inaccuracy of that quote. Also - german squad confirmed. We now have somebody to fix all the cars I transform into scrap metal pieces of modern art
  10. This post is amazing. Requesting FK comic. Welcome!
  11. campaign


    Then I'd love to be Spotter please!
  12. campaign


    Hey @Fidelias would you mind me spotting? or rather on an unscripted mission first?
  13. Sounds like a job for Daddyrissa
  14. Somebody should write a skript for that
  15. wait for the time your SL decides it's a wonderful idea if you (2iC) set up additional shortrange with the other squad in the area, the AR team up on a hill and "wait one" while he checks out the surroundings. Then you never hear from him again. But amazingly your entire squad and the whole damn platoon always seem to simultaneously take fire in situations like this, while every medic just dies and your squadmates talk even more than they usually do. It's great :-D