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PBF NL 6-22-02

By LGN Slyder McGrath
Unit: Patriot Starfighter Group
Fleet NL, Jun 22, 2002
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::Sorry about the NL beeing late. I coulda SWORE I sent one out last week :( ::

Location: Probe B412507-E5, near White Guard space
Status: Green
Relative Object Time: 1501
Coruscant Standard Time: 1359

Things were quiet. A lone bouy sat in space, endlessly floating by itself. A vast purple-red nebula was somewhere off in the distance. What a dull life it would be to be a bouy...
The silence of the vaccum was suddenly broken as a PBF A-wing slammed out of hyperspace, not even 5 clicks out. It suddenly dove, turning port, and pulled up hard heading strait for the bouy.
"Sithspit, where's my backup!?" Jan-lo screamed into her mic.
Before she was even done with that sentance, another beak in space occured. Her computer id'd it as a WG ship.
"Thank the maker your here, I was beggening to worry." she said to the other piot.
......There was no responce......
"Uh, I said thanks for showing up, I could always use some help out here..." she said again. Still no response. "White guard ship, this is Patrot Battle Fleet A-wing one, do you copy?"
All she got was an ::Affirmative:: accross her view screen.
"Odd," she thought to herself, "maybee he's just quiet."
Out of nowhere, her nav computer started going berserk, two enemy frigates had just jumped in system....


New News:

Sorry, not a lot going on this time.

1) PBF Aces Group
OK. Everything is unnder way here. Gavin Phalon is the CO of the uunit, and is choosing his subordinates right now. The way this works basically is: Over the course of 404-406, the top 12 spots on each mission will be analized. Those pilots will be awarded points based on criteria set forth by Gavin, including rank in the mission (place) and so on. At the end of that time, the top 12 pilots from that unit will be selected to be a part of this aces group. It will act as a squadron, but not be a true squadron in the PBF roster. Those 12 pilots will be expected to fly every mission for the PBF AND any mission the aces group flies. This is about beeing the best in the fleet, and showing us you are. Failuer to complete any of your goals will result in removal from the unit. Then, over the course of the next three missions (months) the top 12 in the PBF will be re-evaluated. Any members in the elite squad are welcome to continue their stay, but they must re-qualify again in the PBF. Contact Gavin with questions on anything related to what you need to accomplish to get in/stay in.

2) PBFMoA PBF Medal of Activity
Ok. That little medal I was handing out to squads for flying at or above 70% is now officlaly in the RDB. I have just finished awarding medals for 402 and 403. If anyone is good at making medals, feel free and send me a copy, and I can get dev to put it up there.

3) 404 due
Dont forget, 404 is due on the 24th, that's monday, so get flying. So far, only 21 reports are in, lets get a move on eh?

4) Mensh'k has retired
For thosed of you that didn't know, he was our IO. He has recenlty stepped down from the spot, and we need a new one. If interested, contact myself, spokes and fion.

Old News:

1) NEW PBF website
The PBF site is getting a work over atm, but keep an eye for the finished product very soon.

2) 404 released
That's right, 404 is out, bugg your COs for a copy. Due date is Mon the 24th, 11:59 pm est.

-----PBF Mission Standings-----

Top Pilot: Col. Jeremiah Matthew 43 47,255 Gold Squadron
Top Squad: Gold Squadron 213 330,933 10
Top Wing: Hope Wing 388 591,214 23

-----PBF Medal of Victory-----

The medal awarded for the best overal performance in the current PBF TOD mission.


Colonel Jeremiah Matthew, you have the privilage of receiving this medal for 403.

-----PBF Mission Report Medal-----


The medal awarded for the best written narratives for the current PBF mission.

Daniel Rezmann, and Jae-Keito Gra, you may add this to your uniform :)

-----PBF Activity Medal-----

Given to each member of a squad that reported with 75% of it's pilots for the current mission.


Bonus merit for squads flying or sending in a non-flying MR at 100%:
None at this time

-----PBF Mission Info-----

The current Patriot Battle Fleet mission is:

PBF 404

The deadline for the current mission is:

Monday June 24th 11:59 pm EST

You can download the current mission at:

Send reports with pilot files attached to:

Plus your own squadron CO and/or squadron egroup.

The rules for flying the mission are:

1) You may run this mission as many times as you like but you MUST
get the MISSION COMPLETE message and have a valid *.plt file in order
to be eligible for the PBF Medal of victory. In addition, any score
not accompanied by a pilot file for verification will NOT be counted
by the PBF Command Staff.

2) Run the mission as "defect.xwi" ( this will place it as X-Wing
X-Wing TOD 1 Mission 1 ) so that your stats will be recorded in your
*.plt file.

3) Make a new pilot file to run the mission. If you fail the mission
and wish to run it again make sure to use a new pilot file instead of
re-running it with the same pilot. Any pilot file found to be
"unclean" will result in the score NOT being counted by the PBF
Command Staff.

4) Destroying "Friendly" craft to pad ones stats is strictly
prohibited. *.plt files containing "Rebel" craft kills will be
considered invalid.

5) You should also include a written report with your score laser/ion
shots and hits, missile shots and hits and kill totals in the email.

6) Pilot files will be manually calculated using the Official PBF
Standard scoring chart for X-wing. Anyone interested in obtaining a
copy of this chart, can email me to do so.

7) No individual scores will be changed after the deadline! If a
report is submitted that is never received at the report address
given above, it will not be added after the deadline. Neither will
the PBF CO accept a late pilot file. The only thing that can be
changed afterwards are errors made by the Command Staff.

8) There is a Fleet Wide competition based on this tour. Every pilot
who sends in a valid report will receive 1 merit point. The pilot
with the best overall score for the mission will be awarded a special
PBF Top Gun medal, along with receiving a 5 point bonus in the PBF
Merit System. In addition participating members from the squadron
with the best overall combined score will receive 5 bonus merit
points in addition to "Top Squadron" bragging rights. Also, the pilot
with the top score for each squadron (excluding the winning squadron,
and Top Gun) will receive 3 bonus PBF merit points. The reporting
members of the Squadrons on 2nd and 3rd places will get 2 bonus PBF
merit points.

*Note* In the even that the Top Pilot for the mission also happens to
be in the Top Squadron he may only receive the 5 bonus Credits for
one or the other. Same thing applies to each squadron Top Pilot and
2nd and 3rd place squadrons.

9) Mail problems including undelivered mail and corrupted *.plt files
are not the responsibility of the PBF command staff. If your *.plt file
becomes corrupted and you do not include a written accounting,
then your score will be counted as "0".

10) If a pilot retires from the PBF at any time during the course of
an active mission after having submitted a report, his report will no
longer count for his former squadron. He will still receive credit
for running the mission, but will be listed as "Inactive".

11) If a pilot transfers from one PBF squadron to another (such as
attaining a squadron CO position) during the course of an active
mission after having submitted a report, his report will will now
count towards the newfound squadron.

12) Flying/Incentives
After a unanimous decision by the PBF Command group (all COs and XOs at every level) I have decided to implement an incentives program. This was prompted by the overwhelming number (percentage wise) of reports on 312. The new incentives are as follows:

A) For every squad that reports at 75%, a ribbon will be awarded for that mission. This ribbon will be a small graphic that can be added to pilot uniforms. I haven't created it yet...but I will be talking to those I need to shortly.

B) For every squad that reports at 100%, the same mission ribbon will be offered, as well as an additional merit point for the mission (not counting top ace, or squad merits.)

You may ask, "What is required for the reporting.

1) A valid mission file and physical report (same as normal)
2) We know some people can't report in some instances. This will not be held against squads. If it comes to pass that you could not report for any reason, such as computer issues, you were gone...A properly written narrative will suffice for the flying report. This does not cover, "Oh, I forgot to fly" Or, "I didn't want to fly." These narratives are for the use of people who cannot fly the mission, and need another method of counting a report.

Guidelines for narratives:
The narrative needs to be more then "I got in my ship, launched, flew around, shot this and this up, went home and drank beers." A quality written narrative (Under the discretion of PBF command staff looking at reports) needs to consist of some bulk. It can be, however, a report of anything. Since by using this method of reporting, you weren't able to fly for whatever reason, the narrative DOES NOT have to be about the mission directly. You could write a substantial narrative about since your hip was damaged, you stuck back to make repairs to join the second wave. Or, since you couldn't fly, you volunteered to join the rescue shuttle to help an EVA pilot. What you write about is up to you. However, we have command people watching these reports, and they need to be involved, decent reports, or they will not be counted to the squad total.

Also note: If a squad is at say 10 pilots....the 75% rule would apply to 7 pilots minimum...the 12 pilots per squadron will have no effect. The 75% and 100% requirements will be based off of the current squad roster...for those that were curious about that.

-----PBF Information-----

1) IRC---

I'd like to invite all pilots, new and old, to take part in whatever
activities they have running in the Rebel Squadron's Bar and Grill,
on the Undernet IRC network; #RS_Bar_and_Grill is the name of the
channel. The Patriot Battle Fleet has it's own channel as well, #PBF.
I spend a lot of time on these channels, and it's a good way to
contact me if you have problems. It's also a good way to meet new
people and gather information about the RS. Make sure you're
connected to an Undernet server, and if you have trouble connecting
to the Undernet, visit the Undernet homepage at:

To download an IRC program for Windows PCs, and also learn a lot about
how IRC works, visit the homepage of the program mIRC at:

To download an IRC program for macintosh, visit the ircle homepage at:

2) Masters of Combat Tactics---
Do you think you're the best? If so, then ComTac might be for you!
ComTac is a set of missions that you can run to increase your ability
level and gain fame! You can download the ComTac missions at:

3) Operation Lanvarok---
For anyone who wants to fly a bit more than you are now, there's a
group for you. It's called Operation Lanvarok. This group flies the
Academy missions weekly in a storyline. If you're interested in
joining, contact Gabrich Varmer at:

4) X-Wing Mission Building Academy---
If you would like to learn how to build missions for the game this
fleet is based on, join the X-wing Mission Building Academy You can
find more information at:

MGN Slyder McGrath

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