India Squadron

ID: 7726

PlatformXbox
TimezonesWorldwide
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CommanderBrian "UI" o'Fish [brianofish]
Command TeamCosts Ninja

Callsigns

Wedge

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”

Icarus

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.

Boomerang

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. >:)

Peebs

Cmdr pbna was given the callsign “Peebs” to help Cmdr Arc NC 327 keep him straight from Cmdr PBR Me ASAP.

Flank

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.

Kebab

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”.

META

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.

Mr Bump

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!

Florist

“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”.”

404

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”

Whizzard

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”.

UI

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.

Glitterbomb

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”

ECHO

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.

FuzeBox

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’s that?”

Why is that? Well, Zeus is certainly not in your corner, for one….

Caesar

No salad more savage than a Caesar salad. Yup, Green Squadron are an imaginative bunch…

Headbutt

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!””

I.D.

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”

Neutron

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”

Whiskeyman

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” 👍

Plant

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.

In Da Wae

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.

Rock Doc

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

Sandman

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.

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