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How to Communicate as a Regiment - 101 Introduction So something that Commanders often find very hard is setting up effective communications systems for the regiment. This something that the Generals should teach Commanders, however since that is apparently not happening I am writing this post to help all current and future Commanders, Second in Commanders (2IC) and anyone else who wants to know how to correctly structure a both in game and out of game communication network. I am going to give you what I believe is the best way to structure this. There are 3 main platforms for communication: In-game: /comms & Local voice chat & Squad Chat TS: (teamspeak) Discord: text channels Teamspeak Currently everyone Clearance Level 3+ from all regiments must be in TS whenever they are on the server. I believe That commanders should use TS as their primary means of voice communication. It should be a regiment requirement that all members of the regiment are in TS when they are on the server. This means that: #1 - the regiment is all in the one voice chat #2 - You are in TS with everyone else on the server. So if you need to talk to other commanders, people or staff they are easily contactable. It also help to build community. #3 - Carrying on from #2 you are able to resolve arguments easier because everyone is in TS and easy to talk to. #4 - It is easy to manage. Staff are there to help you at all times. It has a clear set of rules as defined in the TS rules forum post linked at the bottom of this doc. Teamspeak is also where all regiment orders should be given. This keeps in game comms clear. it also means that troopers that may be separated fro the regiment group can still hear and get orders. In-Game /COMMS the highest rank on at any point in time is the one that communicates with the General or commanding office of missions to get orders and relay information or SITREPs. this keeps comms clear for the General of commanding officer to understand with only 1 person from each regiment using /comms rather then 2 or 3. Local Voice Chat Can be used to give commands to troopers in the immediate area or communicate with other regiments. In Combat only the highest rank from each regiment should talk using local voice chat. This keeps it clear and understandable for everyone when in large groups of multiple regiments. Helps RP situations where talking is needed to go easily and quickly because everyone is not talking in game. Squad Chat This is made irrelevant by TS, if Ts is used correctly. However otherwise if TS is down or something it where all regiment orders should be given. This keeps in game comms clear. it also means that troopers that may be separated fro the regiment group can still hear and get orders. Discord Discord Should only be used for Text chat channels. it should be used for announcements, people posting inactive notices for the commander, for notes about changes from for example commanders meetings. There should not be any voice channels in discord. This way we keep the community together on TS where everyone can find anyone they need to at any point in Time. If Commanders have any issues with other regiments they can easily find other regiments commanders or 2IC's. It stops issues with people getting in trouble for being CL3+ and not be on TS. If there are no Discord voice channels there is only one place they can be, TS. SUMMARY With the current state of the the server In-game communication and Teamspeak, for the moment i do support the use of Discord for announcements and inactive notices. However I strong disagree with Discord voice channels. Once Teamspeak 5 comes out at the end of the year with its expected functionality of Discord and Ts combined I will be making a new post most likely. With strong suggestions if TS 5 lives up to expectations that Discords be shut down and all communications be done through TS. I hope this helps all those commanders and 2IC's out there and anyone else who is an up and coming commander. EXAMPLE OF HOW REGIMENT TS CHANNELS SHOULD LOOK EXAMPLE OF HOW REGIMENT DISCORD CHANNELS SHOULD LOOK
Greetings Brothers-in-Arms. Just had a small thought on something I want to get everyone's thoughts on. So I've been thinking of the idea of how to make communicating with regiments and/or Command during events a lot easier and I've been thinking. What would everyone think about giving all personnel with Clearance Level 3 access to a radio feature to relay instructions and situations towards other regimants or Command, whilst also ensuring that no "Mingers" get access to the radio and being miserable trolls on it. Strict rules will, without a doubt, need be in place for the radios, esspecially when we are on-ship and outside events, like no one allowed to use them on-ship except for the Higher-Ups & Secretaries in Military High Command as a form of PA System. The radios will just be for events only, and only the respectable ranks should have access to them. Anyway, that's just my idea. All comments and constructive critism is welcome. Long live the Empire, Master Seargent ARC-24-A Muzza Rancor Regiment Empire's Fury Made Flesh