SkullCollector Posted October 15, 2016 Share Posted October 15, 2016 Hello lovely people, I thought to put this into the request board straight away, but someone with an opinion suggested general feedback first might work out better. TL;DR: Change the call signs of Vortex / one of the Vortex teams, and merge support squads into FSG. Vortex call signs, while nothing wrong with the name inherently, could work with a simple relabel to a name as decided on by the community or the Steering Committee. As yet Vortex is only distinguished by a single number which is easy to miss or forget in transmissions, especially during heated situations (yesterday's Zeus OP proved that to me in particular). We previously had Talon, and as I understand that was done away with because it suggested a CAS-specific role. A number of ideas came up during a quick discussion on TS, some of which were as follows: Torrent Whiplash chess-related, specifically Knight, Rook, Bishop, Pawn Phantom Reaper (Thanks to @Copey and @Kingfisher. Copey foreshadowed an extensive list of ideas, so stay tuned for that.) What I think this will do is prevent general confusion and allow pilots and co-pilots to add the single number to their call sign instead. Easier access, less risk to forgetting a number. And quite obviously it adds a bit of variety, which is always nice to have. So we could mix things up and rename both pilot teams, or have Vortex + something else. Feel free to chime in with your own ideas for call signs. --- The other thing that followed up in that discussion of call signs were the support teams, e.g., MAT and MMG. As it stands we have two MMG teams, MAT and HAT which very rarely are all filled, let alone used effectively. Merging them into two general, say, 5- or 6-slot teams would enable them a bit of flexibility in their weapon of choice at the discretion of ASL / CMD. There will be less of an urge to reslot from MMG to MAT if required, and a general fire support group could also always deploy statics such as Mk19s and TOWs instead. Perhaps give these FSGs unique call signs as well, just for the fancy. Edit: Refer to my follow-up post that tried to include some of the feedback. TL;DR#2: Have 2x FSG with 6 slots each, one FSG specialised in AT, the other general and flexible. So I would like everyone's feedback on this, as especially the FSG thing would change things up dramatically. What do you think? Would you amend something? Once a sufficient amount of input has been gathered, this will be moved to or recreated in the request board for a final decision. Cheers. Fabs, KPSradical, GhostDragon and 5 others 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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