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The Art of Warfare BRINK Division Boot Camp Manual DI Version 1.4 Created by Jamieson & Outlavv © 2011 Property of The Art of Warfare

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents...............................................................................................................

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Preparation.........................................................................................................................

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Membership Requirements................................................................................................

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Initial Teamspeak Setup.....................................................................................................

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Mission Statement..............................................................................................................

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Code of Ethics....................................................................................................................

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No Cheating, Glitching, or Exploiting......................................................................

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No Moonlighting.....................................................................................................

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No Formal Alliances...............................................................................................

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Events................................................................................................................................

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Battle for the Ark.....................................................................................................

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Training Seminars..................................................................................................

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Scrims....................................................................................................................

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Participation.......................................................................................................................

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TAW & Real Life.....................................................................................................

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Conduct & Behaviour.............................................................................................

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Weapons Red.........................................................................................................

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Organisation.......................................................................................................................

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Ranks & Chain of Command..................................................................................

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Medals & Badges...............................................................................................................

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TAW E-Mail........................................................................................................................

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Forums...............................................................................................................................

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Server Funding...................................................................................................................

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Steam & Game Setup........................................................................................................

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Teamspeak Account..........................................................................................................

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Post Boot Camp.................................................................................................................

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Update the Applicant Report..................................................................................

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Boot Camp Manual DI Version 1.4 Created by Jamieson & Outlavv © 2011 Approved by DC, DO 2011 – Property of The Art of Warfare


Preparation Go to the Black Pages. You will be using the following pages:

Applicant Report Boot Camp Grant TS Access First check the applicant‟s applicant report for any relevant notes by staff, especially if it‟s an unfinished boot camp by another DI and where you need to resume it. Drag the applicant to the boot camp channel. Introduce yourself and welcome the applicant. Make sure you are pronouncing their name correctly. Briefly outline what the boot camp is about (if it‟s a new boot camp).

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Membership Requirements The minimum required age for a person to join TAW is 15 years. Verify if the applicant meets the age requirement. If the applicant is old enough, proceed with the boot camp. If the applicant is younger than 15 or if there is reason to believe that they are lying about their age, STOP THE BOOT CAMP immediately and add a note to the applicant report for staff to review the application. The applicant must be able to attend both of their battalion‟s mandatory events. Make sure that is the case. NA Bn Events: Sundays/Tuesdays @ 2100 EST EU Bn Events: Sundays/Wednesdays @ 2100 CET If the applicant can attend both events, carry on with the boot camp. If not, stop the boot camp and leave a note in the applicant report for staff to review. By now you should have a good idea of the applicant‟s command of the English language. If you think their English is good enough, proceed with the boot camp. If you think the applicant is struggling or does not speak English at all, end the boot camp and leave a note in the applicant report for staff to review.

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Initial Teamspeak Setup Provide the applicant with the Applicant Version of the Boot Camp Manual. Make sure the applicant is using Push-To-Talk, set to a non-character key. This can be set by going to Settings > Options > Capture > Push-To-Talk.

3 Assist the applicant in disabling all sound notifications. Options > Notifications > Sound Pack > Sounds Deactivated.

All members are required to be on Teamspeak when playing Brink at all times. TS protocols: Checking in/out, breaking in, clear comms/channel.

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Mission Statement Honour, friendship, loyalty, fair play, and respect. Most important is to have FUN!

Code of Ethics No Cheating, Glitching or Exploiting. This refers to any type of software, or 3rd party program that alters the game in a way in which the developers did not intend it to be played. This also includes any form of cheat or hack that gives the player an advantage which other players cannot legally or fairly obtain, and or a hack or cheat that puts other players at a disadvantage.

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Never make public accusations of cheating, neither against fellow TAW members nor against anyone else. Should you suspect someone of behaviour that violates the TAW Code of Ethics concerning cheating, produce evidence to support your claim (such as screenshots) and relay this to your chain of command privately. They will take all necessary steps from there on. No Moonlighting Members of TAW are not permitted to be in any other team or gaming clan in Brink. This rule also extends to all games that are supported by TAW. For example: if you are a member of the TAW Brink Division then you cannot be a member of another organisation that supports Call of Duty as TAW supports this game too. You are, however, free to be part of the TAW community in any games that TAW supports. No Formal Alliances TAW does not maintain formal alliances with other clans, teams, or organisations. This is to protect our integrity and keep ourselves out of other organisation‟s affairs. We do, however, encourage contact with other organisations on a friendly basis.

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Events Battle for the Ark TAW internal tournament Organised team play Participation is mandatory for all members. Separate tournaments for all battalions, floating or subbing for other battalions is always possible. Fun is paramount.

Training Seminars

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Training seminars are offered by both NA and EU Battalions. NA Battalion: Sundays/Tuesdays @ 2100 EST EU Battalion: Sundays/Wednesdays @ 2100 CET Victory through Teamwork, Knowledge, and Skill The training seminars are organised by the Training Specialist and held by Training Instructors or the Training Specialist in person. The seminars allow you to acquire new skills from experienced players who specialise in training new members. Therefore, if you attend them regularly you should see your overall game play improve.

Scrims External scrims against other teams can be organised by staff or ad hoc by members. Keep in mind that you represent The Art of Warfare in external events. Good conduct and sportsmanlike behaviour are expected of you in all phases of playing and regardless of the outcome of the battle.

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Participation There are two mandatory events per week which you must attend. You need to be in the Battalion‟s Headquarters channel on time as this is when the attendance for the night will be checked. If you cannot attend an event or arrive late then you need to send in an excusal. If you fail to attend an event and you do not send an excusal you will be marked down as AWOL (absent without official leave). After three AWOLs you will be discharged from TAW under a normal discharge. You will receive external participation credit for attending external events such as training seminars.

TAW & Real Life TAW respects the real lives of all its members.

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We appreciate the dedication and commitment of our members. Members can send in excusals for short term absences but must request 30 day leave if they are going to be absent for a prolonged amount of time. Additional 30 days of leave can be granted by the Division Staff in special cases. In the worst cases, to avoid a normal discharge through absence, members can request honourable discharge. The status of honourably discharged members will be fully restored when they reapply at a later point.

Conduct & Behaviour TAW members treat other and non TAW members with respect, regardless of their rank or position. Wearing the TAW tag makes every member a representative of our gaming community. Consequently, every member of TAW is held to a high standard of conduct and behaviour. Good behaviour will not go unrecognised while serious breaches of conduct or our Code of Ethics will result in dishonourable discharge from TAW. We do not tolerate inappropriate or abusive language of any kind in our Teamspeak server, on any forums or any servers. Swearing or insulting others are a no go.

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While we encourage all members to recruit, out of common respect we do not recruit on other servers other than our own. TAW members are expected to be respectful to all event leaders and follow their instructions. After all these leaders invested time in trying to help and TAW, therefore out of respect do as they say and observe weapons red.

Weapons Red Do not fire any weapons or use any equipment. Do not deploy turrets or mines. Do not leave your spawn unless instructed by staff or the event leader. Be silent unless instructed otherwise. In training events you should always pay attention to the person who is instructing. Sometimes you will be asked to perform actions for training purposes, which you should, but you should always cease fire when asked to by the event leader. For more information on participation and the TAW Code of Ethics check: http://taw.net/taw/codeofethics.aspx.

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Organisation We are all equals in TAW. You do not need to call anyone sir or address them with their ranks. The military ranks in TAW show the responsibilities of members and usually go along with certain functions. After four attended events, every recruit (REC) becomes a private first class (PFC) and therefore a full member of TAW. Once a recruit becomes a full member, they will have full access to the black pages and TAW forums. Recruits are probationary members and cannot ask for leave.

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We encourage members to step up to higher positions and to accept greater responsibilities within TAW. Promotions are awarded for good attendance. Ranks higher than sergeant can only be attained by accepting a function.

Senior Officer Ranks Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Officer Ranks Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Senior NCO Ranks Sergeant Major Master Gunnery Sergeant 1st Sergeant Master Sergeant

Ranks & Chain of Command Each Rank has a corresponding symbol and an abbreviation to represent it. When connected to Teamspeak you will be able to see each players rank to the right of their name. A division (unit in TAW of all players that play one game) is lead by a Division Commander (DC) and his second in command, a Division Officer (DO). These two officers hold the ranks of lieutenant colonel or higher and supervise the division.

Gunnery Sergeant Staff Sergeant NCO Ranks Sergeant Corporal Enlisted Ranks Lance Corporal

Private First Class Below the Division Staff is the Battalion Staff who run the battalion (regional unit) and fall Recruit into the category of Officer Ranks; it is lead by the Commanding Officer (CO) who is in charge of the battalion. His second in

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command is the Executive Officer (XO) who manages attendance during mandatory events. The third in command is the Staff Officer (SO) who manages recruitment and in-processing, including the Drill Instructor (DI) personnel. The Battalion Field-NCOs (non-commissioned officers) are also part of Battalion Staff. They include the Server Administrator (SA) who administrates the TAW servers, The Field Specialist (FS) who organises and runs BFA, and finally the Training Specialist (TS) who runs all training and supervises all Training Instructor (TI) personnel. Drill Instructors are responsible for boot camps of new members. Keep in mind though, that recruitment is everyone‟s job! Training Instructors are responsible for the training of all members who are willing to learn. The Platoon Leader (PL) is the highest ranking field leader position and usually in charge of one of the platoons in BFA. He is assisted by his Squad Leader (SL) who acts as his second in command. Further, Fire Team Leaders (FL) lead fire teams, the smallest units that constitute a platoon. Remember that one man is no man and that teamwork is the way to victory.

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When referring to „contacting your CoC‟, members talk about addressing the person in the function directly superior to yours. For a Recruit that is any Drill Instructor, and for a regular member that is the Platoon Leader. They can help you with most things, or relay you to someone who can. For all positions in TAW check http://taw.net/taw/positions.aspx. For a list of all ranks in TAW check http://taw.net/taw/ranks.aspx. For the full policy of TAW check http://taw.net/taw/policy.aspx.

Medals & Badges Medals are awarded for special achievements or extraordinary service rendered to TAW on or off the battle field. Badges are awarded for passing proficiency tests in in-game skills. For a full list of medals and badges check http://taw.net/taw/awards.aspx. Note that not all badges are applicable to Brink or might not be available for testing because the corresponding tests are still in development or not yet approved.

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TAW E-Mail Every member of TAW receives an e-mail address. E-mails sent to callsign[at]theartofwarfare.net will be directed to the e-mail account the person signed up to the TAW website with. Although you can contact any member in TAW using the TAW e-mail address, you still use your own email address to send the email. Therefore make sure to sign your emails with your call sign e.g. Jamieson.

Suggestions & Complaints TAW provides its members with a number of public and private discussion forums which all members are encouraged to use. If you have suggestions, have found something exciting in the game, or would like to comment on an existing thread, then please do so!

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Keep in mind, however, that the boards are no place for arguments and that complaints and criticism should be presented in a respectful manner.

Server Funding Membership in TAW is free. However, we always appreciate donations to support funding for our servers. The donations page can be found here: http://taw.net/taw/donations.aspx.

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Steam & Game Setup Have the applicant open Steam and go to Steam > Settings > Friends Tab and change their profile name to [TAW.net] callsign.

Add the applicant to your Steam friends list. Have the applicant start up the game and guide them through the setup.

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Options > VOIP: enable Public VOIP, enable Fireteam VOIP, enable Push to use Brink VOIP. Options > Controls > Misc. Controls: Assign keys to Public VOIP and Fireteam VOIP that are not the same as the Teamspeak Push-To-Talk key, preferably ones that are easily accessible during gameplay. Options > Gameplay: disable Camera Bobbing.

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Teamspeak Account Go to the Black Pages and approve the applicant for a Teamspeak account. If the call sign of the applicant doesn‟t appear in the list, contact Division Staff and carry on with the boot camp. Once the applicant is approved, they should go to taw.net and sign in with their call sign and password. Then they should open the Members-tab and click on “Generate Teamspeak Token.”

12 The applicant should receive a private message on taw.net. Have them retrieve the Teamspeak Token from that message and enter it into Teamspeak under Permissions > Use Privilege Key.

Once the privilege key is entered into the pop-up window, the applicant should click “OK” and their rank should now appear in TS.

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Show the applicant how they can move around Teamspeak on their own and how they can drag other members. Show them how they can write private messages to other members on TS. Explain to the applicant the channel light protocol: Standard blue light of all members Orange Channel Commander light. If you see this, do not enter the channel without asking for permission first. Members usually go Channel Commander in order to indicate that there is a meeting and that the channel is off limits. If you would like to connect directly to a specific channel, then you can set up Teamspeak to send you there directly after connecting to the server. To do this switch to the channel you would like to connect to directly, go to Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks, then select your TAW TS3 Server bookmark, click on More in the lower left corner of the window, click on Make Current Default, and then click Apply. Optionally, you can also check the box on the lower right that says Connect on Start Up which will immediately connect you to the TAW TS3 Server when you launch TS3.

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Post Boot Camp Welcome the recruit to TAW and ask them if they have any questions and that they can address any member should have any at a later point of time. If there are other players on TS, drag the recruit into the channel and make sure they give them a proper welcome! Update the Applicant Report Go to the Black Pages and find the recruit in the Boot Camp list.

Update the report by adding “Boot Camp Completed – DD/MM/YYYY – Your Call Sign.” Save the Applicant Report by clicking “Update.”

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