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SC: Segment Two of 'Into the Verse' Epic Op is now live!



//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 po
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A3: Scanning the Horizon



Attention BWC pilots, the new ArmA III Jets DLC is due for release in May and can be pre-ordered with a 10% discount exclusively on the Bohemia Store HERE. In a splendid video, we get to see all of the new aircraft in the upcoming Jets DLC for the first time. The development team is now working on the last bits of Jets DLC content so it can be deployed on Dev-Branch soon.

The devs also evaluating the state of the game overall, following the significant Update 1.68 (and
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SWTOR: The War for Iokath has begun!


The age-old rivalry between the Republic and Sith Empire reignites in Star Wars: The Old Republic - ‘The War for Iokath.’ As the Outlander, you must choose your side in an explosive new story-driven conflict and fight to secure a deadly superweapon… before it’s too late. SWTOR's latest update brings a new planet and storyline, a new Operation raid boss, and new/old companions to interact with.

The Resource War

Even in the years before the Eternal Empire’s reign,...
 

WoW: Epic Operation - Broken Shore Assault



Champions of the Horde! Your War Chief Commands You!

The Legion is upon us! It is time to bring the fight to the Legion with our advancement on the Broken Shore and destroying the gateway that protects the Tomb of Sargeras!


Patch 7.2 has dropped new content over the next few weeks. This begins with the unlocking of new artifact traits, appearances, Mythic +, and a new dungeon called the Cathedral of Eternal Night. Join...
 

MWO: Easter Challenge Event


Greetings Mechwarriors,
Time for a fun and light weekend event to celebrate Easter! The spring chicks are chirping... the bunnies are hopping around...and the smell of large lasers melting armor drifts across the fields of the Inner Sphere. So grab your melting chocolate and strap into your cockpit, because these prizes aren't going to find themselves. You can read the full contest rules HERE.

Starts: Apr 13th 13:00 EST
Ends: Apr 18th 13:00 EST




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Ladies and Gentleman of BWC, this upcoming weekend of March 24 - 26th will host the first in a series of One Team, One Fight (OTOF) Weekends to celebrate BWC and the games we play. All of the OTOF awards will be pinned on the weekend, and each gaming division will be holding special events, operations, and tournaments for everyone to participate in! Join us in installing and playing any or all of the games BWC participates in, and having fun with your fellow members.

The OTOF Campaign Weekend (4 total per year) will also have an associated ribbon, which a member can earn by participating in a number of operations/events that occur during the weekend. Receiving the OTOF Campaign Weekend Ribbon is included in the OTOF Campaign Accomplishment list.

Look to OpServ for any operation during the weekend with a [OTOF] title, and you’ll get credit for the weekend. You may sign up for the main event on OPserv HERE.



WHAT IS THE OTOF CAMPAIGN?


The OTOF Campaign is an effort within BWC to provide an incentive and reward to its members to branch out beyond their primary game and play other BWC supported games, as playing new games with new people helps build the BWC team!

The campaign is ran annually and coincides with Veterans Day. The previous year's campaign will end on 10 November and the new year's campaign will start on 11 November. Each year, three levels of OTOF awards can be earned, such as ribbons and badges. Awards will be pinned during Campaign Weekend events, such as this one. OTOF Awards may be earned by completing the OTOF meta-achievement system, which rewards BWC members for taking part in a wide variety of events and operations, as well as accomplishing or earning other certain awards. After a campaign is ended during our final OTOF Celebration, all recurring awards, operation attendance, and other performance-based milestones will also reset at that time.

To view the complete achievement list and for more on this year's OTOF Campaign, please visit the forum thread HERE.

So get ready, because we hope to see you in this Weekend's festivities!




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Attention to Orders.

It’s that time of the month again when we recognize the effort put into the Black Widow Company by its members.

New Recruits to BWC are subjected to a mandatory two week trial period so they can test to see if BWC is what they’re looking for and for their C&S to see if they are a good fit. They complete a quick Onboarding to introduce them to how we run things in BWC such as Opserv, a basic training (“BTI”) to teach them how their chosen gaming division works, and one operation where they have the opportunity to join fellow BWC members in a live-fire test of their skills.

During the month of February, 18 recruits fulfilled their requirements and became full members of the Company at the rank of E-2.

[Battle Division]
  • DyingWhisper
  • RazPaz
  • Kavoc
  • Pfubargly
  • Volmar
[Warfare Division]
  • rtdubz
  • Yeti
  • Broken Scythe
  • Mouse2822
  • Artyom
[Conquest Division]
  • Hercules
  • Sayanna
  • aragato
  • Hyperchucks
  • Tarugala
  • Bassdrop
  • Batwas
  • Jebedia

Please join us in congratulating these new members to BWC. On behalf of all of us, welcome to the jungle!

We also saw 13 promotions this month within our meta game to both E-3 and E-4.


[E-3]
[E-4]
Peanuts
Cosborn
Timber
Scott
Hamster
DuhasH
Sayhimatt
Flak Monkey
Chephen
IgniteGX
Calosoma
Kiladyn
Twistedgrim

Congratulations, and we hope you take the next steps towards the NCO ranks!

Speaking of NCOs, TheArticulateGrunt has broken through into the NCO ranks - obtaining the NBR rank of E-5. In addition, USMCogburn has attained the rank of E-6. BWC is unique in that our members have the opportunity, as opposed to many gaming organizations, to advance to permanent positions of authority within our ranks. These members have proven via reputation, deed, and accomplishments to have both the desire and knowledge to help us maintain the standards of fun for all our members. They are the true backbone of who we are. Voted in by current NCOs in a review setting, these folks are the real heart and soul of BWC and we applaud anyone who takes that step.




It is rare that I come across someone that leaves no doubt as to their attitude. Steadfast, loyal to a fault, would drop everything to help out a friend. I’ve never met thearticulategrunt in real life, but I get the distinct impression this is him to his core. In my entire time knowing and working with grunt (as his friends call him), I have never once seen him lose his cool, raise his voice or show an ounce of frustration. I genuinely believe he simply gets on with whatever is thrown at him, good or bad, and deals with it.

thearticulategrunt has been with Black Widow Company now for coming up on 2 years. During this time, he has shown an incredible level of loyalty and dedication to MechWarrior Online, whether that is in Regimental status, Semi-Supported status or as it is now, Battalion (hopefully soon thanks to grunt’s work amongst others, moving back to Regiment!). During this time, grunt has gone above and beyond, pushing the name of BWC out to the MWO community via competitive gameplay and videos showcasing our work on the community’s subreddit and other places. People look for grunt in-game and actually follow his videos for tips to improve themselves as well as the enjoyment they get from his no-frills showing into how to play better.

thearticulategrunt is currently in billet as a MWO Support Team DI, and it is well regarded that he is one of the most prolific motivators when it comes to getting people teamed up, playing together and improving. Previous to the billet, grunt was the MWO recruiter, keeping a steady stream of both new recruits and BWC knowledge out in the field. That being said, grunt did a phenomenal amount of work out of billet as well; keeping operation tempo up, motivation high and not letting the changes that BWC has gone through get to people. His demeanour plays out in everything he does, and I feel that MWO would not be where it is now if thearticulategrunt was not around.
As of writing this, thearticulategrunt has attended over 130 live fire operations, 26 of which he has led himself. He also takes the time to run FTXs, helping to improve our players time and time again. He currently holds an Exemplary Soldier Citation on his jacket: an award not given lightly. This medal is the epitome of how thearticulategrunt operates within BWC, and I foresee great steps into leadership (beyond what he has achieved already) for this man. His attitude, workrate and camaraderie are second to none, and I am honoured to call him a friend as well as work with him in Battle Division.

Jr4life24 and I stand by thearticulategrunt’s nomination for promotion to E-5. I believe he is an outstanding example of how BWC’s NCOs should operate.

- Phalanx // Battle DXO


USMCogburn has been a BWC member for 4 years now and has held a variety of billets over his time here. After only a month in BWC, Cogburn was billeted to the PS2 Commando Task Force as the 2IC and then later the OIC. Following his transition to ARMA, Cogburn was the Regimental Sergeant Major prior to me taking the role. Certainly they were big shoes to fill.

Cogburn embodies the stereotypical NCO-lifer, or at least the one I have in my head when I think about such things, and I mean that in a good way. He knows when to drop the hammer and when to relax. Cogburn is approachable and congenial in most situations but God help you if you elicit his wrath. Cogburn did a great job maintaining discipline when needed, but did not ever let his billet go to his head. While the internet is serious business as we all know, Cogburn continuously demonstrated his ability to enforce discipline while not alienating people for being too strict. We are all here to have fun after all.

In addition to his billeted roles, Cogburn regularly steps up in leadership roles in operations. Whether platoon leading or squad leading, Cogburn is always willing to fill the command roles and does an excellent job planning as a platoon leader, likely due to his real-world experience in the US Air Force. Time and again Cogburn has demonstrated great skill at command in ARMA, to say nothing of his previous experience in Planetside which I am not familiar enough with to comment on. Whether solely infantry or combined arms, Cogburn regularly demonstrates excellent strategic and tactical ability in keeping everyone moving in the right direction and coordinated, which is no small feat.

USMCogburn has been in BWC forever and despite his current timezone difficulties due to his posting in Germany still gets on Teamspeak when he can to hang out with the regiment. He has even made it to a handful of ops since his move, which is impressive when you consider our ops typically start at 1:30 AM over there. His dedication is commendable and with his real world and in-game experience, Cogburn has clearly exhibited excellent leadership ability and is therefore deserving of a promotion to E-6.

- Paintcheck // ArmA III RSM


It is always a pleasure to recognize the dedication of members who continually show that they are driven by giving enjoyment to others, and selflessly dedicated to maintaining an aura of fun wherever they might be. We are a community of gamers first and foremost, and there wouldn’t be a community without the efforts of people like these gentlemen. Thank you all for your dedication to the continued excellence of the Black Widow Company, and thank you to everyone else for contributing to this community.

Xzenocrimzie, Ops 2IC
BWC Operations
Black Widow Company
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