|Brian "UI" o'Fish [brianofish]
|Costs Ninja "Sun Tzu"
CMDR “Natasha” Tilling1977
CMDR "Icarus" Frode8228
|Brian "UI" o'Fish [brianofish]
|Costs Ninja "Sun Tzu"
CMDR “Natasha” Tilling1977
CMDR "Icarus" Frode8228
Legend has it that many CMDRs have been denied access when trying to land at the outposts in the system. It’s almost like something, or someone, is blocking the pad. Upon closer investigation CMDRs have reported that a yellow Python often can be found hogging the pad. The CMDR in the pilots seat apparently distracted by something, not realizing that others are waiting for access.
Any Green CMDR in the Fatherhood will tell you that the CMDR in the pilot seat is non other than our very own CMDR Dave Burn. Rumour has it that millions of credits have been lost as mission timers expire, while CMDRs wait for access to the medium pads. But alas, once Dave parks on a pad, he hoggs it like a boss…
You wonder what Suraci could mean? It’s a backup callsign, for our friend CMDR “Icarus” Frode#8228. Backups and B plans are always good, who knows what weird stuff could happen to someone?
Ah, occasion for it was this, in Frode’s own words:
I just had a brain fart. Logged in to fix the damage to the hull of my Conda after my previous escapades. Deciding to throw a couple of repair limpets at it, I took off and brought the Conda to a hover a few hundred meters off the ground… I then went into my right panel and brought my repair limpet controller online… Resulting in the thrusters and shields going offline and slamming my Conda into the ground! Again!
Due to his outstanding leadership and dedication before and during the Combat trophy push for the newly formed India Squadron it was decided that Costs Ninja deserved the rare award of a cool Call Sign rather than the regular way of gaining one by doing something stupid. To acknowledge this we thought of something that would reflect the effort and detail he showed and it was agreed unanimously that it should be “Sun Tzu”
Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, an influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and East Asian philosophy and military thinking. This in essence is exactly what Costs Ninja did in this trophy push so it seems like the perfect CS to award him with.
So please arise newly christened @Costs Ninja “Sun Tzu”
CMDR Yaro76 was hunting pirates in a hazardous resource extraction site winged with other members of Green Squad. He was using his Chief with 4 plasma slug rail guns and shooting pirates with complete abandon. Suddenly his wing noticed his shields drop and he had stopped moving. The first thought was his game had crashed, but then the message came over the comms “I ran out of fuel”. CMDR Yaro76 had failed to keep an eye on his fuel tank and his plasma slug rail guns had sucked the tank dry. Despite the best efforts of his wing to fetch fuel limpets to save him CMDR Yaro76 was beyond help and duly met the rebuy screen. To commemorate this event CMDR Yaro76 was awarded the call sign Martini
CMDR Dave Burn and CMDR Nor7hernmonkey4 decided to have some friendly pvp practice. CMDR Dave Burn in his meta FDL and CMDR Nor7hernmonkey4 in his shield killer FAS. At the start of the engagement CMDR Nor7hernmonkey4 launched a full barrage of reverberating cascade torpedoes at CMDR Dave Burn. Unfortunately he did so from a long way out and on the way the torpedoes found an easier target instead, the cameraman recording their bout. The cameraman’s shield generator was destroyed and CMDR Dave Burn was completely unharmed. In honour of this torpedo misadventure the Call Sign Torpe’Doh was given to CMDR Nor7hernmonkey4
CMDR Scython3791 during an AX fight managed to squeak out a win with 0% Hull remaining and their ship still functioning.
CMDR Archstanton73 was awarded the callsign “Hubble” in recognition of his amazing photos. His stellar captures have become a standard to which all other screenshot captures are compared.
Our CMDR Jibberd repeatedly managed to get wonderful screenshots of the game, into Frontier’s “Stellar Screenshots” forum thread. And he has gifted us with many more on Discord, unique beautiful views with great composition and detail.
To celebrate his great talent, we grant him the honorable callsign “Stellar”
Yet again, distractions get the better of people.
Cmdr Xaphanium, whilst out on a trip to the shards with other members of Green Squadron to collect raw materials, found out that the newly awarded Salvation AX weapon was a bit ‘too’ powerful.
As such, they decided to drop everything and rush back to the bubble, to get their hands on this new engineered weapon in an attempt to make some easy creds towards the Fleet Carrier of their dreams. Of course, being 1500+ly out meant getting back wasn’t going to be quick in the ship they’d brought along. So, after a little looking around, they managed to get hold of a cheap DBS/X and proceeded to suicidewinder back to the bubble to partake in some Goid hunting.
The Veterans of The Fatherhood made their decision that this was worthy of the CS “Cartman”. As, in the words of Cartman himself
“?@$!* you guys, I’m going home”
It so happened in 3307, that our cmdr Havensky9499 was following along an exploration trip let by cmdr Rectorek, towards Colonia, when all of a sudden, Galnet was abuzz with news of attacks on stations back around the Bubble, said stations burning and people needing rescue from the flames. Havensky9499 right away abandoned the expedition treck, scrambled back, and went on to save all those poor souls.
For this, the Veterans of The Fatherhood decided to bestow upon him, for now and ever, the callsign of “Moth”
Whilst out visiting the Guardian sites (seems like a common theme here) with Cmdr DaveBurn, activating the pylons, Cmdr ArrivingHook62 came flying across the site in their SRV, bouncing off of the structures and landing…..stuck.
After watching him flail around, shooting his Dual Repeaters (why?) trying to free himself, Cmdr DaveBurn (laughing) assisted in freeing him by ramming him in his own SRV. 10 minutes later he was clear.
Unbeknownst to Cmdr ArrivingHook62, the whole episode had been recorded for posterity, and subsequently shared with the rest of the Squadron.
Now to be forever known as Cmdr ArrivingHook62 “Wedge”
Cmdr Frode8228 went on a little trip thinking he’d have enough fuel to reach the destination so didn’t need a fuel scoop. Halfway there he realised he’d fitted a smaller fuel tank…Doh!
Not realising the options that are available, he decided it was best to fly into the star to destroy himself and start again.
After several attempts of trying to fly into the star, including turning off life support, his ship finally broke apart sending him back to start the trip again, a little wiser, and a callsign heavier.
Every once and a while you feel you have too many Discord groups these days, there’s too much to follow/you don’t need that particular channel anymore/you have better places to be, and you decide “You know what? I’m going to do some spring cleaning!” and vent out some older, rarely used Discord servers.
That’s the case of our very own Rebel “Beta” Yankee… you know, the XBOX guy who was recently promoted to Wing Council? Except when he decided to do said spring cleaning… he accidentally booted himself out the airlock. I told Brian we needed to install better safety locks on that thing.
However, just like a “Boomerang” he was back before we knew it, and returned to his Council chair as if nothing had happened, right as rain. …except the for the fact he’s never going to live this down. >:)
Cmdr pbna was given the callsign “Peebs” to help Cmdr Arc NC 327 keep him straight from Cmdr PBR Me ASAP.
Cmdr Guardian Davis slammed into the side of an outpost after requesting docking access. He forgot to throttle back to let his docking controller take over, and slammed into the outpost at “flank speed”—a nautical term referring to a ship’s true maximum speed.
Cmdr G0R1LLMUNCH accepted the challenge of mat farming at the Crystalline Shards. But, in the process of landing, he managed to impale his Krait onto a shard at HIP 36601 C 1 D. Here’s your callsign Cmdr G0R1LLMUNCH “Kebab”.
A wiseguy once said, “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you figure out how to do it better.”
It certainly applies to Cmdr Angital “META” who earned his callsign when fuel scooping to close and accidentally blew his cargo hold losing his precious meta alloys. His callsign META is meta for: Mistakenly Ejected Tons of Alloys.
Cmdr SporBash was joining Cmdr “Natasha” Tilling1977 at the Crystal Shard site on HIP 36601 C 1 A in his Anaconda. Firstly, he came in too hot and crashed head first into the planet and took 50% hull damage. Then Cmdr Tilling saw him flying around and asked him if he was ok. He said he was struggling to find a landing spot… on completely flat ground? After 5 mins of this he then realises he hasn’t got his landing gear down!!! Once he landed he jumps into his SRV and proceeds to farm mats but Cmdr Tilling, with his back turned feels a whack in the back of his SRV. It’s only Sporbash literally bashing his back doors in as he wasn’t looking where he was going and drove straight into Cmdr Tilling!
“For dedication above and beyond in learning about our targets and singlehandedly taking on more interceptors in a 60 day period than the rest of us, l3ehemoth is dubbed “Florist”.”
To our cmdr Unknowngamer643, for always complaining about his lack of credits, but when offered help finding an excuse to back out; and for making the fatal error of requesting their callsign to not be dumb, it was determined to give the beautiful and unique callsign: “404”
During an AX hunting last night, our CMDR Scollee went to loo. While that isn’t by itself all that noteworthy, he took his headset with him and forgot to mute his microphone treating us to a solid eternity of his more private moments relieving himself. As such, it is with great relief, we forever bestow him with the callsign “Whizzard”.
Once upon a time, cmdr brianofish felt the need to elaborately and strongly vent his spleen in general discord chat, on the issue of game User Interface changes of a recent larger update having moved some minor buttons and stuff. This cmdr seems generally prone to User Irritated messages, from time to time. Feed snickers if you see that.
Our venerable brother Chaosxx93 blew up his Type-9 loaded to the brim with LTD’s in the mail slot. And heretoforeafter he shall for all time and forever be known as “GlitterBomb”
Power Pro Bro … is “ECHO” which stands for “Everyone Can Hear the Onomatopeia”. In party chat this guy can belch so loud it literally echoes. Every. Time.
Trying to give Cmdr “Pipboy” Scrubbs GB a run for his callsign is ta2dealer. Here’s his take on why he may be considered even more electrically challenged….:
“I always overload my pp and have to run certain modules off all the time so my dashboard is almost constantly on fire from overheating.
If I pull out the guns on my Vulture it instantly goes into life support unless everything but guns and engines is off.
Why is that? Well, Zeus is certainly not in your corner, for one….
No salad more savage than a Caesar salad. Yup, Green Squadron are an imaginative bunch…
Here’s Dread’s twofold explanation of the events that led him to his Billygoat-like nickname:
“Well, There’s a couple different reasons why I have it. So you’ll get both explanations.
The first: While out getting blueprints and parts for guardian modules, I ran out of ammo for my SRV, and proceeded to Kamikaze slam a sentinel. I was out with Behmski at the time.
The Second: While doing cargo runs with a couple of the guys, ARC included, I earned over a mil in fines for mail slot collisions because, and I quote: “I AM the larger vessel!””
Not knowing the difference between an apple and an orange netted Cmdr Gatecrasher6666 the tag “I.D.” after he spied a fellow Cmdr’s Anaconda in a photo and preceded to mention to the guy “My, what a nice Python you have!”
Another highly voted option was “Little Red Riding Hood”
Before changing his Gamertag, Cmdr_Neutron was known to friends as Cmdr deadmandave…. The story of how he became synonymous with the mighty Neutron Stars we revel at often goes something like this:
“I was doing a Community goal about 2 years or more ago. Shortly after I had joined the Fatherhood. Was hop scotching a Neutron string back and forth with mass amounts of Cargo in my first Annie the TFS Jorgmundr. One fateful hop to LHS 2337 a white dwarf . I dive to position to prep for superscoop. And get interdicted by two npc pirates and all three of us fell in. Shortly after they succumbed and burst. I tried to play it as cool as I could. Managed to get @arc on the horn for rescue. Still holding out as she sank. He arrived and tried to get me out and died too. 45 minutes later after numerous repairs and oxygen refills it was finally over. The TFS Jorgmundr had Sank”
In the booze stenched words of the man himself:
Short story is I was going on my first long expedition out of the bubble. I had made 40+ jumps from Haj and scanned most systems on the way there. I had also found an undiscovered system which I was really excited about. It had taken me a long time and I was quite tired and had also had a few whiskeys. I decided I was going to land on a rock and call it a night, so I found a nice one that looked great for a photo. As I was coming in from the glide I saw an awesome crater which would have been perfect for the photo so I nosed it down to get on the edge. Gravity unfortunately took over and in my current intoxicated state I didn’t have the reactions to pull out of the dive and planted into the rock losing all my scanned data and a ton of credits on the re-buy 😂
I did manage to retrace my steps though as I wasn’t going to lose that undiscovered system. I saved it as squadron bookmark “Torortsville” 👍
This one harking to that most classic of failures, right up there with the bellyflop, the faceplant….
Seems Cmdr Razorsmile has been known to boost his ass straight into planets, asteroids, and anything else unlucky enough to find itself in his path “by mistake”…..
Two words my friend: Reset. Keybindings.
J1337no has an uncanny ability to always find himself in the way at crucial times when winging up with fellow squadron members.
OK, had to edit this one after getting the lowdown from the man himself. Wanna hear it? Hear it go:
Well it’s actually 2 fold.
1. I have a very aggressive combat style. All my weapons are gimballed and I fly a Vette with all multicannons engineered for maxium dps. I also use my shielding as a weapon and tend to ram a lot. This is has caused me to run into wingmates more often than not because I either can’t see them or they happen to be turning to face the same target and I don’t notice it. I bump them fairly often.
2. Our deputy commander on Xbox had decided to go out mining. He had experienced the bump several times already. I also love to troll the guy so I flew out in my Vette to provide pirate protection. I decided that mining was dangerous and I didn’t want his ship being hit by rock fragments so I positioned myself between him and whatever rock he was trying to mine…purely for safety you understand.
Well, after doing this for about an hour he gave me the callsign.”
Safety first, my friend. Safety First.
Funny, I just mentioned the mighty bellyflop in the last writeup…..huh, well here it goes:
“Well…a few random times I was seen on planet side landings belly flopping on the ground and blowing up. The signature one was after my 5k ly leg for Palin, and when I was landing at the site I hit the ground at 40m/s and blew up.
So rock doc…I take samples with my cockpit”
Who ever said “The right tool for the job”
pfft. Get Lost! says LordEros
Cmdr PhilTheViking’s story is one we all know all too well….
His wing mates noticed he had a nasty habit of falling asleep at the helm and winding up thousands of light years from where he was.
“Sandman” just kind of felt appropriate.