JG Olympics Closing Ceremony

This is a repost of the original JGO wrap-up from JSR, posted by Fence.

 

 

Thanks to @Regan who’s judgment is keen, fair, and final.
She played the roles of referee and recruitment officer perfectly.

Thanks to TRI for sponsoring the artifact prizes:

  • EB3/2/1 for 1st/2nd/3rd in each event
  • Commemorative JGO engraved DSS medals gold/silver/bronze (gold/blue/rusty) for 1st/2nd/3rd in each event
  • TRI medals awarded to winners

Thanks to the JGO Gold Sponsors, squad Brotherhood who expanded their BHOlympics to include all pilots and hired me to organize and helped officiate when possible.

Thanks to the Silver Sponsors who’s cash and artifact contributions allowed cash prizes of 5m/2m/1m for 1st/2nd/3rd in each event, plus some discretionary bonus prizes:

  • Desperados
  • Eternal Legacy
  • Clear/RWL
  • Magoobie/=Purity=
  • The Octavian Childrens Fund

Thanks to our Bronze Sponsors who’s cash helped fund the aforementioned prizes:

Thanks to KTRI for advertising in their friendly yellow text.

Thanks to @Jump of squad MACK for hosting this space to organize, and for editing my posts so many times when I could not.

Thanks to all participants.
Without all of you, @Regan and I would have had a lot of awkward alone time.

Final standings
(Please PM me if I accidentally screwed up.)

Event Rules (some minor modifications were made on the fly).

Ring Course Rally Final (all with times completed the course):

  1. @Moody (1:51)
  2. @Magoobie (2:55)
  3. @Tezrend (3:13)
  4. Honorable mention to @Me.1 (5:10) and @ELPIRATA as the only other pilots to finish the course (5:32)
Other participants: @Ambrosius, @medic, @Wolfsfang, @dknight​

Beer Run! Final (all with times completed the course):

  1. @Tezrend (4:42)
  2. @ELPIRATA (8:00)
  3. @Me.1 (8:50)
  4. Honorable mention to dknight as the only other pilot to finish the course having never flown a tow and forgetting to install a radar (15:18)
Other participants: @Ambrosius, @Magoobie, @Wolfsfang, @Moody

Fast Transport Real Space Rally Final:

  1. @Moody (by about 3 seconds)
  2. @Infi
  3. @Columbus
  4. Honorable mention to @WolfsFang who took the long way home

1v1 Tournament Final:

  1. @Algore (first ever JG event win!)
  2. @Manson
  3. @Moody
  4. Honorable mention to @Me.1*

*There was a slight irregularity in our tournament bracket recordkeeping. Regan and I had to choose between doing the thing that was actually fair but looked fishy (and is difficult to explain), or doing the thing that was fishy but looked fair (and no one would have ever known). We chose to do the fair thing and hold a final duel after we thought we were done, but we also awarded Me.1 full 3rd place prizes.

Other participants: @Zver, @-DT-, @Horridahl, @Syfinosis, @Nathan, @-Nafcon-, @RedDwarf, @Archduke, @emp, @Newtron, @DarkReign, @Mordikar.

Dock-KING Final:

  1. @Starcrest (in a Heavy Miner, all the fighters splashed!)
  2. @Tezrend
  3. @Moody
Other participants: @prgr, @FS_Space, @Shadowhart, @Columbus

Naked Ape FFA Final:

  1. @_pewpew_ (with 7 armor!)
  2. @Shadowhart (non-pvper!)
  3. @Moody
Other participants: @Starcrest, @prgr, @Agnot, @Munney, @Tezrend, @domnakus, @-Nafcon-, @Toulus, @Manson

Multiple medal winners:

  1. @Moody: 2*Gold, 3*Bronze
  2. @Tezrend: Gold, Silver, Bronze
  3. @Me.1: Bronze, 2*Honorable mention

It was my pleasure to serve you as Grand Marshall of the Jumpgate Olympics. I look forward to hosting more events in the future. Should any other individuals or groups wish to employ my services, simply PM me here.

Fence/BROKER/Ally

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“Second Great Collapse” Called a Hoax

by Fence/BROKER/Ally

Jump pilots rejoiced when the news hit that TRI had reopened the launch facilities of every space station a couple of months ago. Hundreds of retired pilots rushed into the hangar bays looking for their ships, only to find access denied, customized ships all disassembled, personal storage wiped out, personal space stations vanished along with all their credits and TRI pensions, and even their earned ranks all reset to Recruit. The “Second Great Collapse” had struck.

But all was not lost. The will to fly had returned! The incredible drive to feel space under your feet had been reborn! The new era of Reconstruction had begun, and pilots were chomping at the proverbial bit to either make a new name for themselves or reestablish their old one as quickly as possible.

However, now that the newness is starting to wear off, some have begun to question what really happened. What was the cause of the Second Great Collapse? Was it a Conflux plot? Was it another Aftershock of the Great Collapse similar to the one back in 101AT (13 years ago) that initiated TRI’s greatest recruiting drive ever? Or was it something else entirely: truly a Second Great Collapse at a galactic scale?

In my private drop box, I received this communiqué from an anonymous source.

“It was a time of light. It was a time of darkness. It was a time of peace and the four systems had prospered greatly…then the Great Collapse! …chaos and confusion were all that remained. Civilization was plunged into a dark age for millennia. The ancient technologies were ineffective. The very laws of physics themselves were changed.”

These are the words that every school child in the past hundred years have memorized. Words that form part of the script of the TRI recruiting video itself. Compare what happened last year to that: the real Great Collapse. People were rubbing sticks together just to stay warm for a thousand years.

Consider that TRI and the factions have been nipping at each other for most of the past decade. The illustrious Honor Guard program was replaced with petty factional militaries in a system that punishes pilots for honing their combat skills in preparation for the eventual Conflux invasion. As if “factional warfare” has any meaning in the age of the escape pod, even if the factions ever did “go to war.” Pffft. Make no mistake. The introduction of Military Tags was a coup d’etat. No doubt about it. A coup, no a triple coup. TRI has lost so much power to the 3 factions, that its only remaining weapon was control over the launch tubes themselves. That and the TRI database where all the credits were stored…

Some dirtside scientists make a few predictions, and TRI locks down every station tighter than a drum for a year and a half and absorbs trillions of actual credits and station inventories. No physical damage is evident outside. You do the math. Then try to figure out what’s really going on.

 

UUNN will be following this story and the fallout from the Second Great Collapse, whatever it really was, very closely.

Jumpgate Olympics Coming Soon

This is a repost of the original JGO Notice from JSR, posted by Fence.

 

Public notice: I have been hired by squad Brotherhood to reorganize their traditional intra-squad piloting skill competition known as The Brotherhood Olympics founded by pilot Revenant, into a TRI-wide event for all Jump pilots.

With utmost humility, I accept the title of Grand Marshal of the Jumpgate Olympics.

The games, which are open to all pilots, will challenge many different aspects of piloting skill. Many of the contests will utilize either smaller ships or the simulator, and thus be accessible to lower level pilots.

Event details and schedules will be announced soon.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for squads and pilots of all factions and loyalties. The final purse will be determined by the amount pledged.

Gold Sponsors (50+ mil cr):
Brotherhood

Silver Sponsors (10+ mil cr):
Desperados
Eternal Legacy
Clear/RWL
Magoobie/=Purity=
The Octavian Childrens Fund

Bronze Sponsors (1+ mil cr):
TALAN
Sunnhb

Potential sponsors should contact me privately at this forum.

Commemorative medals will be awarded for each event: gold, silver, bronze.  [editors note: TRI also furnished EB3/EB2/EB1, plus the DSS medals, plus official pilot medals for the winners.]

Fence/BROKER/Ally