Star Conflict Game Commander’s Plan
July, 2020 – January, 2021
The general principles which this plan aspires to uphold are described by the Supreme Commander, Thunder: “to ensure that everything we do promotes value, fosters growth within our community, and strengthens each and every guild within Pegasus Command for the long term.” These principles are to be achieved while “building a community based on fairness and shared community values.”
This Game Commander believes that the standards of fairness and shared community values are to be found in the Pegasus Command’s rules. I encourage each member of the Pegasus Command Corporation (Guild) in Star Conflict to become familiar with them. These rules are found at: https://pegasuscommand.guildlaunch.com/sections/section_path10156442/?gid=557369
Game Commanders have been encouraged by the Supreme Commander to “incorporat[e] a 3-step career progression strategy… [in order to] have structures in place which will give all Game Commanders a clear path to reaching their goals while at the same time, promote solid gaming communities.”
This career progression strategy is to “have structures in place to initiate a member career path from beginning game, through mid-game, and finally end-game. Structures, special events, Ops, and other activities will be geared toward moving members through each phase of career progression. Each game will incorporate a ‘leave no one behind’ stance and ensure that events are in place for all types of players, no matter their experience level in the game.”
Further, each game will have a clearly delineated chain of command in which the officers “understand that their position is one of service to both their game’s community and that of Pegasus Command as a whole.”
With these standards in mind I present to the members of the Pegasus Command Corporation (Guild) in Star Conflict the Game Commander’s Plan for July, 2020 – January, 2021:
Character development and progression: The fact that Star Conflict is a mature game means that there is not a rush of new players from which to recruit. However, the game’s developers regularly present game updates that present fresh challenges and, from time to time, game-play altering wrinkles. The fact that significant game modes take place during times that are not Western hemisphere friendly also presents some challenges to both player and guild development. However, the COVID-19 pandemic related isolation may also present opportunities for recruitment as/if more people turn to online gaming for a sense of shared community.
To address these issues, current members are being encouraged to recruit members in non-Western hemisphere locations in order to provide the Guild a 24-hour presence in the game. In accordance with current Pegasus Command rules new recruits are expected to have some familiarity with the English language and be willing to converse in English on our Discord server.
The Corporation currently schedules three OPs to assist with Character Development and Progression: Sundays at 2000 UTC, Thursdays at 2300 UTC and daily at 0400 UTC. The Sunday OP is streamed and generally focuses on engaging in the Sector Conquest and developing strategies and discussing ship builds for those battles. The Thursday OP focuses on pilot training regardless of Pilot Rank and assists with developing newer pilots as well as the general combat principles of Teamwork, Focused Fire and Combat Communications in Discord. The 0400 UTC OP introduces mid-tier pilots to Sector Conquest battle modes. These OPs are primarily run by the Executive Officers.
Members are being encouraged to participate in at least one Sector Conquest a week in order to reap the resources that become available to them by doing so. Most do more than that because a higher rating results in more resources and/or they enjoy that mode of game play.
It is expected that each Corporation member will assist another Corporation member when reasonably asked to provide assistance in resourcing or to provide support to lower level members who are being harassed while resourcing/completing game assignments in PVP systems.
The Game Commander takes an active role in reaching out to newer members to encourage them to register on the Pegasus Command website and Discord server as well as to see the Game Commander and XO’s as resources for becoming acclimated with both the game and the guild.
The Game Commander took advantage of the opportunity presented by the Pegasus Command Anniversary event to recognize Corporation members for various achievements. This should set the stage for regular recognition of member achievements moving forward and represents the fulfillment of a previous goal.
Goal: Four to six new players should be recruited each month into the Corporation.
Goal: To conduct at one or more “Progression OPs” in the coming months in order to assist pilots with completing a series of unique tasks required to advance in Pilot Rank.
Leadership development and progression: I am grateful for the willingness of players to step up and support this game with their leadership. Some do so in an official XO capacity. Some do so in an unofficial capacity. Both sets of leaders seek to promote the value of Pegasus Command as a community that has fun and shares fellowship in the context of an online game. Current Executive Officers are SterlingArcher34 and DarkToon. IsotopeC14 and Hunterx123 also offer their leadership assistance with Sector Conquest events. Former GCs and XOs with a longer history in Pegasus Command than I are also appreciated for their guidance and (mostly gentle) reminders of how Pegasus Command’s structures and guiding principles should be upheld in our Star Conflict Corporation.
Recently, I have had my online hours significantly curtailed due to finding new employment that requires a longer commute. I am still hopeful that I can sustain my service to the Pegasus Command Guild as Game Commander for Star Conflict and will seek to do so to the best of my ability.
Even so, it is my goal to continue to develop new players and players who are willing to share their leadership skills with the Pegasus Command community.
Goal: To to conduct at least two “War Council” meetings of XO’s and interested players to discuss game development and strategies while seeking to attend to the need to develop players that are new to the game. These meetings may take place more frequently if the needs of the Corporation require given that the game developers often implement new features.
Goal: To find two or three members who will take the lead in developing teams that will engage in game play modes such as Tournament, Portal Battles and the Various “Brawl” formats. Star Conflict offers more then Sector Conquest and Special Ops. Engaging in these various formats will likely assist with member recruitment and retention.
Goal: To encourage creativity in ship-builds, strategies and insights into game dynamics that will improve our effectiveness as a Corporation.
Goal: To continue providing monthly Game Commander reports to the Pegasus Command Corporation in order to foster communication, community and a shared sense of vision.
Mission: The Mission of the Pegasus Command Corporation in Star Conflict is to promote community through the shared values of mutual support and fair play. In other words, let’s have fun together without being jerks.
Conclusion and Celebration: I have previously documented the achievement of the personal Game Commander goal of catching up on Guild awards and recognitions. Our recruiting goal has been achieved in July with the addition of at least four new members. One of our members has been elected to The Quorum. Members continue to share insights about the function and dynamics of the game that have improved our ability to be competitive in the various game play modes. We have exceeded my expectations regarding the ability to use Sector Conquest as a means of resourcing. The Pegasus Command Corporation has also begun to earn the respect of peer Corporations in the game. In the past month a number of us have been invited to join other Corporations. I have also been asked to bring the Pegasus Command Corporation into another Corporation.
The Pegasus Command Corporation is growing in members and influence within Star Conflict. It is my hope that this plan provides a roadmap for continuing this growth. Comments and suggestions are encouraged.
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