*The closed line within BP rings, whomever answers it is met with a strange man’s voice. His tone is urgent and it sounds pre-recorded.* Come in Bakersfield, do you copy ? This is Major Parrish of the 12th Mountain Division. As of this recording we have been tasked with the scouting of a potential mining facility operated by SkyNET. HQ has informed us that the area is a geological hotspot for Coltan, a mineral used by SkyNET due to it’s high resistance against heat. This is could be a huge win for humanity if this is true. It is located Northeast of San Bernardino, over the mountains and into a swampy marshland. I ask for your assistance if you are able to provide it. Hopefully a coordinated effort from both our companies will leave a sizable dent in SkyNET’s production. Godspeed and good luck in the days to come. Major Parrish out. *The message plays again, on a loop.* Important OOC Stuff: The Map: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1720164672 The Materials: https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=1720167065 The Resources: https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=1720167994 As this is a new map, some new rules of engagement [ROE's] will be tested out and used for the beginning of this event. These have been created and streamlined in order to create a more combat focused and realistic atmosphere for engagements that will no doubt occur on this map, as well as keep Tech-Comm on their toes. To start, the rules that Drones, both Support and General Drones will be adhering to: 1. Drones may freely roam the map, and any open-air locations in their search for people. 2. Unless in open air locations [Fields, Swamps, Compound courtyards] encounters should be kept to local S2RP, /y emotes, /it, and /me 's as not to clutter up OOC with a large amount of conflicts going on in several locations. [ As a possibility, you can organize with a drone to use radios for emotes by setting each other on an unused channel ] 3. Drones may enter closed spaces, such as homes if they have good assumptions that there are people within [Noises of talking, weapons fire, emotes that give off sounds such as; /me loads weapon, or /me slams doors shut] 4. S2K can be used on a whole outpost if the people within are fighting drones, Though I request that there be a limit on meta-gaming if the drone is killed before it can call in its location to others. 5. Lost items on account of firefights should be left, retrieved to be returned, or destroyed. The rules for people racing back to retrieve lost items still stands, in that they can be freely targeted. 6. If a fight continues, more and more drones of higher power may be dispatched to the location in waves, until either the humans within retreat, or are killed. 7. Drones should be a bit more lenient with peoples hiding spots, giving that this will be on a new map. Though some examples will be giving to the three main drones ability to location hidden people. [Support drones should be considered akin to a 600 unless ordered to Examples: Keep in mind these are examples and by no means demanded laws for the event, merely suggestions 600’s: 600's Cannot find people that aren't eye level or a little below when searching, so tables, counters, and camouflage fools them quite easily, though they will respond to a shots location. Forget easily if distracted, if the 600 is alerted it can spray down any noise it hears. 700’s: 700's May do rudimentary searches of rooms, such as checking counters, or lift obvious cover that is out of place in the room (Someone puts a cabinet in the middle of the room and 'hides' inside. Respond to bullets they see by tracing plasma trails or grenade trajectories. 800’s: 800's Would be akin to dealing with a Psycho killer, if they suspect someone is hidden in a cabinet, they may leave, only to reappear once they hear it open. If a bullet is fired, the 800 can trace its shooter by the impact angle on its frame and return fire onto that location as well as the previous ability to see tracers and trail the shots. Camo isn't as effective to a 800 if your within a close range, as it will make a human-shaped dead zone that the 800 is smart enough to pickup on. Now, for the few rules that Tech-Comm and human characters will be asked to adhere too: 1. Avoid building large scale outposts [Setting up tents where there were none before, creating watch-towers near entrances, things that would raise SkyNET's eyebrow to their existence] Things such as sandbags in believable spots are OK, and a few shanty homes for the sake of RP are good as well. 2. As drones will be running on a modified rule set for this event, Human characters should contact admins if they believe a drone is not adhering well to them, and allowances should be made in that this is likely a great deal of things to consider on both sides. 3. The safety of scripts cannot fully be insured, in that drones will be pushing people out of areas and others may move in to find these lost items. Drones are often nice enough to return scripts if people ask politely and as such, I'll be asking the same of players. This event's map will be changed to on Friday, May 17th. Rules will be taking place starting Saturday,May 18th.