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Armistace Day Centennial



Written By: Evans
Art By: ByroniusMonk


Armistice Day 2018-Centennial Anniversary, the end of WW1



The Great War, an event that shaped the 20th Century, the likes of which was never foreseen or expected, a devastating maelstrom of which the known world had entered unprepared, ended one hundred years ago on November 11th, 1918, known today as Armistice day. This is not a day to celebrate but to remember those that paid the ultimate
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[PS2] Rise of the Phoenix



Written by: IgniteGX
Art by: ByroniusMonk


Rise of the Phoenix


BWC has had a long illustrious history with Planetside 2. With that being said it was almost time to pull the plug on the game that allowed BWC to grow to prominence. Planetside 2 has a long history being released November 20, 2012 and still continuing to this day. Prior to Planetside 2, BWC was pushing the meta in the original Planetside. There are many reasons that could be
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Destiny 2: Forsaken




Written By: IgniteGX
Art By: Samurai



Forsaken, the latest expansion for Destiny 2 is upon us. This is a massive expansion that the developers from Bungie are planning to change and build Destiny 2 in a new and greater direction. First of all, Forsaken is taking us Guardians in a more personal direction by killing are favorite and most beloved Vanguard in Cayde-6. This is going away from the old version of new enemy for x reason to a completely vengeance...
 

WoW: The Battle for Azeroth



Epic Operation
Monday, August 13th 18:00 OpServ


As a new age of warfare begins, the Heroes of the Horde must set out on a journey to recruit new allies, race the Alliance to claim the world's mightiest resources and fight on several fronts to ensure that the Horde will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.

We have been tasked by the Warchief and her Advisers to secure allies and resources for the Horde War Effort. We must venture to
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USG: DRONE



Dear Visitor and Operators!
Here you can find in-depth information about the project as it grows: LINK


D.R.O.N.E.
Is a community driven sci-fi multiplayer arena-shooter with focus on creativity, currently in the making by Five Studios Interactive. Players compete in an ever growing number of community created arenas, with their own unique drone designs, to become the smoothest drone operators in the galaxy.


We are an independent game studio and...

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Withstands Another Harsh Winter on Mars

When the Opportunity rover landed on Mars on January 25th, 2004, its mission was only meant to last for about 90 Earth days. But the little Mech that could has exceeded all expectations by remaining in operation for over 14 years and traveled a total of about 50 km (28 mi).
Basically, Opportunity has continued to remain mobile and gather scientific data 50 times longer than its designated lifespan.

And according to a recent announcement from NASA’s Mars Exploration Program (MEP), the rover managed to survive yet another winter on Mars. Having endured its eighth Martian winter in a row, and with its solar panels in encouragingly clean condition, the rover will be in good shape for the coming dust-storm season. It also means the rover lived to see its 14th anniversary, which took place on January 25th, 2018.

On Mars, a single year lasts the equivalent of 686.971 Earth days (or 1.88 Earth years). And since Mars’ axis is inclined 25.19° to its orbital plane (compared to Earth’s axial tilt of just over 23°), Mars also experiences seasons. However, these tend to last about twice as long as the seasons on Earth. And of course, the seasons on Mars’ are also much colder, with temperatures averaging about -63 °C (-82°F).


Enhanced-color view of ground sloping downward to the right in “Perseverance Valley”,
taken by the Pancam on the Opportunity rover in October of 2017.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ


At present, both the Opportunity and Spirit rover are in Mars’ southern hemisphere. Here, the Sun appears in the northern sky during the fall and winter, so the rovers need to tilt their solar-arrays northward. Back in 2004, the Spirit rover had lost the use of two of its wheels, and could therefore not maneuver out of a sand trap it had become stuck in. As such, it was unable to tilt itself northward and did not survive its fourth Martian winter (in 2009).

However, Opportunity’s current position – Perseverance Valley, a fluid-carved region on the inner slope at the edge of the Endeavour Crater – meant that it was well-positioned to keep working through late fall and early winter this year. This was ensured by the stops the rover made at energy-favorable locations, where it would inspect local rocks, examine the valley’s shape and image the surrounding area, all the while absorbing ample energy from the Sun.




Image of the floor of Endeavour Crater,
taken by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Nov. 11th, 2017,
about a week before Opportunity’s eighth Martian winter solstice.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ


Ten months ago, the rover entered the top of the valley, which runs eastward down the inner slope of the Endurance Crater’s western rim. Since that time, Opportunity has been conducting stops between drives at north-facing sites, which are situated along the southern edge of the channel. The rover team calls the sites “lily pads”, since these places are spots that the rover need to hop across during its mission.
This is necessary, given that Opportunity does not rely on a radioisotope thermoelectric generator like Curiosity does. While winter conditions affect the use of electrical heaters and batteries on both rovers, Opportunity is different in that it’s activities are more subject to seasonal change. Whereas Curiosity will simply allocate less energy to performing tasks in the winter, Opportunity needs to pick its routes to ensure it stays powered up.

During some of its previous winters, the Opportunity rover was not as well-situated as it currently is. During its fifth winter (2011-2012) the rover spent 19 weeks at one spot because no other places that allowed for a northward-facing tilt were available within driving distance. On the other hand, its first winter (2004-2005) was spent in the southern half of the Endurance Crater, where all grounds are favorable since they face north.




A self-portrait of the Opportunity rover shortly after dust cleared its solar panels in March 2014.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.


Another factor which can influence Opportunity‘s power supply is how much dust is in the sky and how much of it gets onto the rover’s solar arrays. This is highly-dependent on prevailing wind conditions, which can both stir up dust storms and clear away dust deposits on the rover – basically, they are a real mixed blessing! During autumn and winter in the southern-hemisphere, the skies are generally clear where Opportunity operates. Spring and summer is when the storms are most common in Mars’ southern hemisphere, though they don’t happen every year. The latest example took place in 2007, which led to a severe reduction in the amount of sunlight (and hence, solar energy) Spirit and Opportunity were able to receive. This required both rovers to enact emergency protocols and reduce the amount of operations and communications they conducted. The amount of dust on the rover’s solar arrays going into autumn can also vary from year to year. This year, the array was dustier than in all but one of the previous Martian autumns it experienced.



Image of the Opportunity rover’s front wheel, taken on June 9th, 2004,inside the Endurance Crater.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell


In the coming months, the Opportunity team hopes to investigate how the Perseverance Valley
was cut into the rim of the Endeavor crater.

With its eighth winter finished and Opportunity
still in good working order, we can expect the tenacious rover to keep turning up interesting finds on Mars. These include clues about Mars’ warmer, wetter past, which likely included a standing body of water in the Endeavor crater. And assuming conditions are favorable in the coming year, we can expect that Opportunity will continue to push the boundaries of both science and its own endurance!

One Team, One Fight



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Operation Ilva
You all must have heard by now of HoppinRavens four year old daughter Ilva.
If not please refer to these two threads
http://the-bwc.com/forum/general-com...eed-of-support
http://the-bwc.com/forum/battle-divi...nd-online-much
Calling all MechWarriors
We're putting together an Op for Ilva to watch.
Op will be streamed *LIVE* and recorded by Prozone on

Wednesday May 30th 2018 @ 20:00
so Ilva can watch it over and over.
SPECIAL REQUESTS

We're told by Hoppin that Ilva loves Purple and Pink
So if you can camouflage your Mech in these colors
and place her name "Ilva" on your Mech
(Ilva means Wolf)
She would love it all the more
(this is not mandatory)
Please realize Hoppin's daughter is ill,
she may or may not be able to watch LIVE
due to Hospital, sickness or time zone.
ONE TEAM ONE FIGHT

MechWarrior Online is a supported game regiment and offers all BWC members a great opportunity for quality gaming, team building and event participation. Featuring tactical variety, fun and engaging game play mixed with competitive elements, MWO espouses the “One Team, One Fight” ethos that BWC centers itself upon perfectly.

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