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BWC: Personal Interview with Streetwise



A BWC Interview
with Streetwise


by John De, PAO Press Officer
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Streetwise in real life

Brian aka Streetwise, and known as Street to his friends, is 27 years old. He is originally from Denver, Colorado and now living in Idaho. His education includes some college from University of Wisconsin-Superior, with studies in CIS and Political Science. Says he has no degrees
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BWC: Veterans Day Legendary Operation 2017


Veterans Day 2017 Salute the Brave.

The BWC was founded by military veterans and is operated by both veterans and civilians alike. We are proud to say and share that our organization is "veteran founded, owned, and operated." To honor those of us who have served, we will be conducting a Legendary Operation (LegOp) starting on Friday, November 10, 2017 until Sunday, November 12, 2017. This LegOp is being conducted as
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A3: Danger Close! - An ArmA III Story



The following is a declassified SitRep of Operation Vindicators III, which occurred on 23SEP2017.



-Narrative from Kiladyn-

I was in charge of Blue team of squad 1-1. We were positioned at the extreme southeast of the village. We had a fortified position with some hesco barriers and a machine gun emplacement. We took a lot of contact. At our location, after destroying several vehicles and squads of men, we were running low on everything. Ammo, anti-tank,
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PS2: Return to Regiment Status


ATTENTION TO ORDERS!

The Commanding and Executive Officers of Battle Division have reposed special trust and confidence in the participation, interest, Operations attendance and professional gaming excellence of Planet Side 2 C&S and its members. In view of battalion statistics and demonstrated dedicated service to BWC, the PS2 Battalion is therefore advanced from a supported Battle Division game to full Regimental status within the Black Widow Company.
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VAN: Destiny 2 is almost here for PC!



New Legends Will Rise

See Destiny 2 site here for more details

Destiny 2 is an action shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system. In the cinematic campaign, you’ll enter a world filled with compelling characters and fight to take back our home. Battle alongside friends with multiple cooperative modes or challenge others in intense multiplayer matches. Destiny 2 on PC will include scalable resolution up to 4K, uncapped framerate,
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BWC NEWS

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Last month, Wargaming released the massive Update 9.18 for World of Tanks. The update alters many of the game’s core elements, such as an all-new, template-based matchmaking algorithm. Light tank branches were stretched to Tier X, which marked the introduction of the regular ±2 tier spread for them. Finally, comprehensive tweaks to SPGs reshaped them into efficient team players, making this class less frustrating to fight against and more satisfying to play and have on the team. Let’s give a few specific items some well-deserved attention.

Improved Matchmaker


The improved matchmaker introduces a new template-based algorithm that balances the “ideal” setup against the speed of matching. If assembling two teams according to it will leave you queuing too long, the system loosens its restrictions a bit to make sure you get into a match quicker. This way, you don’t get tired of waiting and always end up with a setup that’s optimal for the current situation on the server. You always face a team that has the same number of vehicles at the top/middle/bottom of the list as yours. Plus, whichever template the matchmaker uses, tanks at the bottom will always be in the majority and the middle is bigger than the top. Simply put, regardless of your position on the list, there are enough players in the same position to turn the tide of battle.

Stretching Light Tank Branches to Tier X


American, Soviet, and French light tanks now reach to Tier X and benefit from standard ±2 matchmaking, which should create more varied, enjoyable, and exciting gameplay. Following the addition of top-tier vehicles, LTs evolved into a standalone battle unit and received a number of balance tweaks. They still play as support units, but now have decent enough firepower and excellent speed to make an impact. The new Tier X light tanks are swifter and more maneuverable than their peers at lower tiers. Their gun stabilization, penetration power and hit damage allow them to excel in close- and mid-range combat. Their guns are just a little less powerful than those of medium tanks, and have enough penetration power to pierce through the side and rear armor of the majority of heavies. They have what it takes to punish opponents who might naively consider them harmless.

All-Round SPG Revision


The new stun mechanic transformed arty into long-range support fire vehicles: efficient team players, who cripple targets and help set the attack direction from afar. Instead of kicking players out from the game in a single shot, they now temporarily weaken mobility, accuracy, and reload time of vehicles in their splash radius. This negative effect can be reduced with Spall Liners or lifted with the now multi-use First Aid Kits. As soon as the stun effect passes you are as good as new and can fight on.

Wargaming also considerably lowered the penetration and damage per shot for HE shells and removed AP, APCR, and HEAT shells for SPGs. Now, they deal less direct damage, but benefit from the damage their teammates cause to stunned targets, similar to scouts. So, shooting at multiple targets is now more efficient than picking just one. This change, together with the introduction of the stun mechanic, should force SPGs to change their play style and aim to hit multiple targets.

Truly, 9.18 is one of the most significant updates ever introduced to the game, both in terms of the importance of the issues it tackles and the sheer scope of fundamental changes it simultaneously introduces.


ONE TEAM ONE FIGHT



World of Tanks is a supported game in BWC’s Warfare Division. Featuring tactical variety, easy-to-learn but hard-to-master mechanics and addictive gameplay, and competitive league play, the game embodies the BWC’s “One Team, One Fight” ethos perfectly. The Warfare Division offers all BWC members many great opportunities for some increased gaming, team building and event participation. Attend a WoT operation, training, and/or FTX and earn credit in the 2017 “One Team One Fight” (OTOF) Campaign. Learn more about the OTOF Campaign HERE.



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//INCOMING SCRAMBLE ALERT TO ALL MARINES//

The BWC marine corps needs you for Segment Two of our 'Into the Verse' Epic Op in Star Marine from April 29th to May 12th! Prepare for some team on team FPS action with Star Marine! With maps having various areas of zero-gravity and zero-atmosphere, solid coordination will be needed to bring the classic FPS skills to this game mode. As always, teamwork will be needed to capture and defend points from the other team to get points!




Also please mark down May 20th to June 2nd for Segment Three of our Epic Op, which will take part in Squadron battle. Take to this arena-style action-filled dogfighting game mode with your squadron and prepare to slug it out with the other team in the cold, dark abyss of space. Each team will start with a certain amount of tickets, and will have to bring down the other team's tickets by damaging and destroying their ships! Lose all your tickets and the game will enter Final Kill, where you will have no respawns!



For a detailed schedule of all of the operations available during this time, see this SCHEDULE of weekly operations. Multiple operations will be offered across time zones each week allowing players plenty of opportunities to participate.

This Epic Operation comes hot on the heels of the new patch, 2.6.2, which primarily consists of the ability to switch game modes without the long loading times, and a number of bugfixes that should allow for the operation to run more smoothly. 2.6.2 will also bring the release of a new flight-ready ship, the DRAKE Buccaneer.

Any BWC member who owns the game is invited to join! The following awards are up for grabs:



SC Into The Verse Ribbon - - This ribbon is awarded for attending at least six operations during the Star Citizen "Into The Verse" Epic Operation.


SC Into The Verse Medal 1 - - This medal is awarded for attending at least twelve operations during the Star Citizen "Into The Verse" Epic Operation.


SC Into The Verse Medal 2 - - This medal is awarded for attending at least eighteen operations during the Star Citizen "Into The Verse" Epic Operation.

All of the details of the operation can be found HERE.


What is Star Citizen?


From the mind of Chris Roberts, acclaimed creator of Wing Commander and Freelancer, Star Citizen is a 100% crowd funded game aiming to create a living, breathing science fiction universe with unparalleled immersion. More than a space combat sim, more than a first person shooter and more than an MMO: Star Citizen is the First Person Universe that will allow for unlimited gameplay. For more details, please visit the official website HERE.

One Team One Fight


The Star Citizen regiment offers all BWC members a great opportunity for some increased gaming, team building and event participation. Attend Star Citizen operations, trainings, and FTXs and earn credit in the 2017 "One Team One Fight" (OTOF) Campaign. Learn more about the OTOF Campaign HERE.


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