Upcoming FA GM special event

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Upcoming FA GM special event

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Greetings, comrades!

Do you remember back in 1983 when the socialist agrarian revolution was in full swing? When the Party's T-55s were this close to rolling across the West German border? When the Party's helicopters spread the good word all across the world? Ah, those were the days. Anyway, we're doing an Arma 3 Global Mobilization special event.

What?
Some of you like the Global Mobilization CDLC for Arma 3. Its 1.2 update has recently released, adding helicopters and other cool things, which makes this the perfect time for FA to try it out.
This will not replace a regular session; it is an extra activity. However, we'll be working as if it's a regular session, with original FA missions and the same hosts and times you're used to.

When?
It'll be at the regular session time (19:20 GMT+1). It will be on the 17th of October.

How?
You will need, at a bare minimum, the free GM compatibility data (for missions using GM assets on vanilla maps). The best way to attend, however, is with the GM CDLC itself, which allows access to the Weferlingen terrain and removes DLC restrictions on vehicles and items.
The event will be held on an FA server using the FA Teamspeak, as usual.

Are we moving to full GM adoption, like Contact?
Not at present. There are some technical issues remaining that make it difficult to switch between GM and GM-free missions on the fly. However, this event can be considered a prototype for a recurring GM session, or potentially future full adoption. If you'd like us to use GM more, show up and tell us!

Also, come to regular sessions. The Party is watching.

That's all for now, comrades. We hope to see you on the battlefield. Don't forget your battle rifle and aviators.
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Server information
The event will be held on the FA Mission Testing server.
Address: server.folkarps.com
Port: 2722
P/W: freedom
Server browser search: "Folk ARPS Mission Testing"
Required mods: Global Mobilization Creator DLC
Optional mods: standard FA optional mods, listed on our website under the Misc tab
Note: the GM Compatability Data Workshop addon will allow you to connect and see GM assets in the presession mission. However, our current runlist for this event is mostly missions set on the Weferlingen terrain, for which the full CDLC is required.

Teamspeak
Standard FA Teamspeak.
server.folkarps.com:9988 (password: freedom)
Please set up push-to-talk in Teamspeak.

Time and date
Saturday, July 18 2020. Saturday, August 22 2020. Saturday, September 12 2020. Saturday, October 17 2020
Session will begin at 19:20-19:30 GMT+1. It is recommended to arrive at least a few minutes early to allow for connection times and troubleshooting. A presession sandbox mission will be available starting around 19:00 GMT+1.

New to FA sessions?
Don't forget to join our Discord where we will happily answer any questions.

Here's a basic rundown:
Each session consists of 3-5 missions running between 20 minutes to an hour each. Each mission has a slotting phase, briefing phase, and mission phase. During slotting, the host will call slots, and if you feel qualified, you can take them. Don't switch slots without asking, and try to keep chatter to text chat during the slotting and briefing phases. During briefing, whoever slotted as CO will plan the mission and briefing their team leaders. Then we play the mission.

In a mission, we use Teamspeak for communications between groups (so keep it clear unless you're a leader) and in-game Group VON for communications within groups.

During a mission, if you die, move up to the Limbo channel in Teamspeak and await either reslotting or the next mission. Listen to your team leader and behave sensibly, and hopefully you won't have to do this.

At FA sessions we try to ensure a culture of friendliness and respect. Not "sir yes sir" levels of respect - we're here to have fun, not replicate a real military unit - but being an ass to people won't be permitted, nor will any expression of bigotry.

Our Discord includes a set of informational channels under the TTP_FA heading which provide more detailed insight into mission procedures. Put simply: work as a team. Lone-wolfing won't make you popular.

As previously mentioned, our Discord is open for questions and if you are confused, you can ask people in your team for clarification.

See you soon, comrades!
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The Party is pleased to announce that the next GM session is scheduled for Saturday, 22 August. Please see previous posts in this thread for information on how to attend.
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The next GM session will be on Saturday the 12th of September. See above for details - note specifically that GM sessions are held on a different server to regular sessions.
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The next GM session will be on Saturday the 17th of October. See above for details - note specifically that GM sessions are held on a different server to regular sessions.
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