Moderators Volcano Posted January 3, 2020 Moderators Share Posted January 3, 2020 This post was recognized by Sean! "testing this" Volcano was awarded the badge 'Great Content' and 5 points. INTENT: We put all the "battle tested" scenarios into a list, and then randomly shuffled that list to create a TGIF play list. We are going down that list in order, choosing the next scenario to play from it rather than picking on a whim. Rather than post the list here (because the list can/will change throughout the year), a post will be created here before each Friday mentioning the scenario that will be played. You can then download the scenario and decide if you want to CO (post here if you want to take it), otherwise whoever volunteers on Friday will be the CO. CO GUIDELINES: Most of the time, COs will be chosen randomly (via die roll) and then teams will be "drafted" by those COs. There are a few caveats here: Anyone who CO'd the week before will be exempt from the CO random selection. Newer players are exempt from the CO random selection, unless their number is rolled and they say that they would like to CO (they are given the option). On some occasions, in specific scenarios, volunteers to CO will be allowed/requested (such very large scenarios or cooperative scenarios). The random COs procedure has been successful in allowing others to share the burden/joy of CO'ing, has given them more experience, and affords everyone the opportunity to CO, and keeps the experience fresh so that we avoid past tendencies where a few end up CO'ing all the time. TGIF HOUSE RULES: There will always be bugs in software and Steel Beasts is no exception. Also, functionality that exists in the Pro version which has carried over into Pro PE often creates unforeseen situations which allow for abuse and unrealistic behavior. To counter this, there are "TGIF HOUSE RULES" which are basically a set of ethical rules to allow "fair and realistic play" to keep scenarios from bogging down into the morass of shame. The House Rules are as follows (and the list may grow over time): Although Steel Beasts can be modded, thermal textures and vegetation models and textures should NOT be modified to allow for easier spotting of targets, or clearer picture, because it provides an unfair advantage over other users. Screenshots will be occasionally taken by the host and if thermal textures are modified then a warning will be issued. Further violation will result in a permanent ban from TGIF sessions. See SB.com Community Rules for more information. DO NOT use support vehicles (supply vehicles, bridge layers, maintenance vehicles) for reconnaissance. In a one-off TGIF scenario, where there are no consequences of getting these assets killed, its just gamey and silly to use these vehicles in this way. DO NOT use helicopters with the intent of causing a distraction for the AI. Everyone knows when this is happening, like when empty transport helicopters repeatedly return to "buzz" (fly over) enemy units at top speed again and again. Flying in on troop insertions and back out again is acceptable, as is engaging targets from a battleposition. NOTE: Failure to abide by the rules will result in drastic measures by the TGIF coordinators, such as not posting the scenarios in advance, removing features from scenarios (like artillery and aircraft), or in the case of repeated violations, banning certain users from CO'ing, or from participating in TGIF. Also, the CO should strive to have all users on his side play within the guidelines of the house rules - since bad behavior of the side reflects badly on the CO. DISCUSSION: *AFTER* the scenario is played, feel free to post constructive criticism about the scenario here, so that it can be improved. All constructive criticism will be taken into account, but pissing and moaning will be ignored. Constructive criticism = complaints with specific suggestions Pissing and moaning = complaints with no specific suggestions NOTES: The scenario may change at the last minute depending on TGIF turnout. Any plan file that you may create may be rendered invalid by last minute adjustments to the scenario (if you are going to CO, it is better to save a plan AND take a screen shot of the plan as backup). Sometimes the TGIF scenario listing may not get updated due to real world situations. This TGIF scenario listing will continue until we point in time that it is deemed "too much trouble", which is the moment in which we determine that no one new is CO'ing, or the situation is no different than before, or that the matches are becoming unfair (due to both sides studying the enemy situation in advance). The scenarios that appear in this listing are either new, classics, or at least played frequently and deemed "balanced". If you have a scenario that you think should be added to the play list then PM or create a post here about it. If you have a new scenario you want considered for TGIF play, then test it in the community first. We try to avoid using TGIF as a scenario testing session. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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