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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by Whiteflicker » 05 Dec 2017, 08:05

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You mean, you need working plans/strategies for the operation or tips on what would make you an even cooler CO?

Also yes, leave the battlefield executions to Luke Compton.
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From my experience as SL of a few squads, the squad most suited for FOB is bravo, so place them there. Delta will get fucked up scouting so rotate them to FOB if you need to. Alpha should be flanking and Charlie reinforces delta's assault point.

As for gimmicks, become the new ta guy
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

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As for gimmicks, become the new ta guy
Thinking about it gives me PTSD
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by BladeBr » 05 Dec 2017, 15:55

BE marines that disrespect. BE marines that curse. BE marines that disobey orders. BE marines that don't follow your orders. BE your SOs. BE your annoying XO.

Basically, BE everything and everyone.
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by Skimmy2 » 05 Dec 2017, 21:52

Call briefing at 12:15.
BE absolutely everyone not in briefing.
Tell surviving marines to deploy at 12:30
Profit.
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by Renomaki » 05 Dec 2017, 22:45

you know that on average, a commander only has about... 30ish Mateba rounds, right?

And it takes around 3 or 4 to properly kill a marine, if not 5.

So... Unless you are using something heavier, you gonna have ammo issues executing EVERYONE.
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by Monoo » 05 Dec 2017, 22:56

I have yet to execute anyone.

If you can't get people to respect your authority without shooting someone's head off for spectacle, you've pretty much failed as a leader. The only good time to execute anyone on the spot, without an arrest, is if they are directly interfering with your ability to complete the mission (i.e breaking into the bridge and pushing command staff over, hijacking the dropship, standing in a doorway)

Watch Sleepy, they've got the concept down perfectly.

Or, on the memey flip side:

BE the Fleet Admiral when they show up to ask why you've been BEing all of your subordinates.

BE the Death Squad that gets called in afterwards.

BE the Almayer's entire flight deck, driving it into LV-624's gravity well and crashing it into the planet as a ghetto doomsday device. No room for incompetent spaceships and/or incompetent predatory aliens in my galaxy.
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by WinterClould » 06 Dec 2017, 01:35

I want the CO to fight the xenos with bad flirting. Asking them if they like scars and such.
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by JennerH » 06 Dec 2017, 05:41

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I want the CO to fight the xenos with bad flirting. Asking them if they like scars and such.
Holy shit yes
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by DukeOz » 07 Dec 2017, 23:26

I'd like to see CO's show a bit more balance in play style. Often it seems they're either not paying attention (fucking w/ CL or burning bridges with SOs/XO) to marines while ship side or balls deep in xeno territory on planet. With all the current tools available marines should be able to have ample leadership planetside (also it fucking sucks for everyone else when CO goes planetside to suicide in 5 mins) so that CO can fulfill the role of trying to organize them from above with what info they get from the SOs.
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by Skimmy2 » 08 Dec 2017, 09:49

DukeOz wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 23:26
I'd like to see CO's show a bit more balance in play style. Often it seems they're either not paying attention (fucking w/ CL or burning bridges with SOs/XO) to marines while ship side or balls deep in xeno territory on planet. With all the current tools available marines should be able to have ample leadership planetside (also it fucking sucks for everyone else when CO goes planetside to suicide in 5 mins) so that CO can fulfill the role of trying to organize them from above with what info they get from the SOs.
You mean you actually want a functioning Chain of Command instead of the CO whipping everything!?
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Post by DeusMortis » 08 Dec 2017, 11:49

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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by Whiteflicker » 08 Dec 2017, 12:47

DukeOz wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 23:26
I'd like to see CO's show a bit more balance in play style. Often it seems they're either not paying attention (fucking w/ CL or burning bridges with SOs/XO) to marines while ship side or balls deep in xeno territory on planet. With all the current tools available marines should be able to have ample leadership planetside (also it fucking sucks for everyone else when CO goes planetside to suicide in 5 mins) so that CO can fulfill the role of trying to organize them from above with what info they get from the SOs.
Hey, i don't go planetside to suicide. I go planetside to look through my binoculars and gather intel! It has a function!

Plus, it makes me feel like I'm motherfuckin' general George Patton. I just look at the fight from a distance and point at where i want people to be. If the CIC team isn't shit the XO can handle yelling at the LTs, who will handle the logistics as they are supposed to instead of, say, shooting the CMP or whatever shit they do instead of being functional members of command staff.

Really. A CO going planetside is useful, especially for the CO - it makes it easier to get information out of the marines, and to just be with them just to show the marines that you're not "that kind of commander", and have actual faith in them to protect you, if need be. (Even if that faith is sometimes misplaced).

I'm playing a character here. And sitting in the CIC yelling at shmucks gets boring. I can win fights by being on the ground, WITHOUT fighting in the frontlines.

Of course if the shipside is having trouble i WILL go back to fix the issues and handle the commanding from the ship if the XO really can't handle it/there's trouble afoot.
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Post by BladeBr » 08 Dec 2017, 14:18

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Plus, it makes me feel like I'm motherfuckin' general George Patton. I just look at the fight from a distance and point at where i want people to be. If the CIC team isn't shit the XO can handle yelling at the LTs, who will handle the logistics as they are supposed to instead of, say, shooting the CMP or whatever shit they do instead of being functional members of command staff.
you still should have just announced the execution of the LTs and XO. I was thristy for their blood.
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Post by JennerH » 08 Dec 2017, 15:39

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Hey, i don't go planetside to suicide. I go planetside to look through my binoculars and gather intel! It has a function!

Plus, it makes me feel like I'm motherfuckin' general George Patton. I just look at the fight from a distance and point at where i want people to be. If the CIC team isn't shit the XO can handle yelling at the LTs, who will handle the logistics as they are supposed to instead of, say, shooting the CMP or whatever shit they do instead of being functional members of command staff.

Really. A CO going planetside is useful, especially for the CO - it makes it easier to get information out of the marines, and to just be with them just to show the marines that you're not "that kind of commander", and have actual faith in them to protect you, if need be. (Even if that faith is sometimes misplaced).

I'm playing a character here. And sitting in the CIC yelling at shmucks gets boring. I can win fights by being on the ground, WITHOUT fighting in the frontlines.

Of course if the shipside is having trouble i WILL go back to fix the issues and handle the commanding from the ship if the XO really can't handle it/there's trouble afoot.
BE people if they don't respond to your flirts.

But in all seriousness, I think you're a good commander and seeing you get stressed out really adds to the immersion of the situation
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Post by Whiteflicker » 09 Dec 2017, 10:07

BladeBr wrote:
08 Dec 2017, 14:18
you still should have just announced the execution of the LTs and XO. I was thristy for their blood.
I didn't feel like it! Plus i didn't know EXACTLY who did what so i only opted to execute the guy that got banned for shooting the CMP wasn't awake rather than the executive officer who i didn't think did shoot the CMP, of all people.
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Post by Caryl » 09 Dec 2017, 10:25

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Rainbow six squad where you pull the most robust marine from each squad and send them to do above-average risk missions.
This was done. ;)
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by McRamon » 09 Dec 2017, 19:44

Small features for those who are interested in them would be grate - LT planetside to control the fob, small spec ops team of robust marines, making a bomberman guy with 10 ob beacons to run around and place them in important hidden locations... other than that, complex special tactics would not work due to majority of marins being shitlords and monkeys.

Anyway i myself always open for new interesting or funny events co can offer
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Post by Skimmy2 » 10 Dec 2017, 09:36

McRamon wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 19:44
Small features for those who are interested in them would be grate - LT planetside to control the fob, small spec ops team of robust marines, making a bomberman guy with 10 ob beacons to run around and place them in important hidden locations... other than that, complex special tactics would not work due to majority of marins being shitlords and monkeys.

Anyway i myself always open for new interesting or funny events co can offer
Unless if they changed it, OBs have a really long cooldown for each squad.
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Post by RobBrown4PM » 13 Dec 2017, 13:12

A good commander will always outlaw all forms of smoking aboard the ship and planetside.
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RobBrown4PM wrote:
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A good commander will always outlaw all forms of smoking aboard the ship and planetside.
Yes please, I waste a lot of time throwing burnt cigarette buts out of my dropship as a PO.
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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by lgmmrm » 30 Dec 2017, 15:49

Any time a soldier runs away from the frontlines with any injury short of one that puts them in crit, personally meet them at LZ1 to give them a true BE.

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Post by Skimmy2 » 30 Dec 2017, 16:05

Request that the admins let you activate the SD once the marines deploy.
BE everyone if they fail to complete the mission in 20 mins.
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Post by McRamon » 30 Dec 2017, 16:38

I see where this is going.
I can only suggest now to walk around the ship naked and order others to do the same and dont forget to erp with liaison, but only if liaison has pink hair
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Post by misto » 13 Jan 2018, 21:11

when command has received word about the xeno life cycle, they should issue an order for captured marines to prioritize killing themselves and killing their fellow prisoners to deny the xenos a larva source. maybe issue suicide pills if the doctors or researchers or whoever are feeling up for cooking something up in chemistry. 99/100 attempts to escape a nest or cause ruin in there add up to being tackled and renested, while if we simply killed ourselves when captured, xenos would be more reliably denied larva sources.

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Re: What kind of Tactics or gimmicks would you like to see from a commander/XO?

Post by misto » 15 Jan 2018, 00:11

heres another "gimmick" id like to see - order the marines to secure the Lz

as in, the actual whole lz, and not just a tiny patch of land next to one set of doors

and have people actually stand guard around the perimeter there

maybe you can even make it the fob

so you dont constantly get cut off from the lz while sitting in the center of nexus
or the ds doesnt constantly get invaded from the rightside doors
or the lz doesnt get invaded from the northeast pass on ice colony that everyone always neglects to fortify and guard
or the aliens dont easily stroll thru the northwest doors on prison station because people forget they exist and place no traps and set no guards
er etc etc

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