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      Seeking Squad Leaders!   04/09/2017


      We are seeking Squad Leaders to volunteer their squads to help us test the upcoming Squad Forums system. This system will integrate squads who wish to participate into a self-sustained "forum within a forum." You will be able to add members to your squad, assign permissions, and create forums/calendar events on your own. The idea behind this system is part of our commitment to support squads as a integral part of our community. This service will be offered free of charge to all squads of World War II Online upon launch. Our goal is to offer all of the services a squad off-site forum can offer but free of charge and tied in to our existing forum service. So what do you need tested? We need willing volunteers to test the whole system - make forums, post threads, assign permissions, etc. The idea is to have several squads giving it a test run to point out any flaws before we launch it publicly. What are the requirements? We are ideally looking for medium to large squads - Ideally ten people or so plus, but smaller squads feel free to apply - and a willingness to use our platform. It's important to note (as of now - these may be included at a later date) we are unable to convert posts from a private forum if your squad previously used one, and you (or your XO's and recruiters) will need to assign individual members permissions. It is entirely possible that in the future this system will be automatically linked to the game's squad roster, but as of now developer priorities are elsewhere (1.37 and steam, w00t!) How do I sign up? PM me ( @Dodger ) on the forums, or email me at dodger@playnet.com - Please indicate your squad name and how many members you have. I will get back to you with more instructions.


      Recruiting drive.   04/16/2017

      With the anticipated influx of new players on the heels of this summer's Steam release, there is a reasonable expectation that forum traffic will increase. I'm looking for volunteers, not just to moderate, but to help answer new players' questions or direct them toward the correct answers. The forums may be a player's first contact with the game and we want to ensure that it is a positive experience. A happy player is a player who sticks around and the more new players we can retain, the more resources we will have for development.
      With that in mind, we are looking for current players with a positive attitude and posting history. PM me if you are interested.
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Terror at Namur 12/17/16

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What began as a mitigated attack devolved into mayhem this afternoon, as Axis forces moved over the northern bridge to Namur. It was a deceiving experience for the greener soldiers of the 8th Chasseurs, who were engaged around an enemy mobile spawn northwest of the town. Suddenly, and to their grand astonishment, an Axis paradrop barreled overhead. But they could do nothing.

As they fired into the enemy position they were besieging, the new Chasseur recruits could only watch as the friendly forces defending the town struggled to keep the enemy out. First one depot, then another fell. The officers in charge of the Chasseurs eventually abandoned their attack on the enemy position outside of town and made their way in, but it was too late. The Axis was now flooding the town, and all they could do was fight in desperate resignation. 

No one was going to rescue them in Namur.

Finally, and under the war cry of several other Allied officers, the city rallied against its occupants. Flags were returned to France for a brief period, only to be whittled away again by an armored column--the final column--coming in from the north. Inside the town, sublimesw drove a decrepit Renault R-35 (the only sad pieces of armor left) up and down the north road, scouring Axis infantry attempting to cross. More than 15 Axis bodies were found in that north-south road after his sortie. Sublime's squad mates watched him--a man broken by the anxiety of being completely overwhelmed--as he drove into a wall and turned over the Renault, crushing him instantly. 

A British destroyer squadron did arrive to relieve the battered forces in Namur, but it was too little too late. They met Axis positions on either side of the river, and were sunk repeatedly by incoming shells. The river boats couldn't even get off of the docks . . .

It was a sad afternoon that day in Namur. Both sides lost a lot of good men, and bodies were littered all over the landscape. The horror, the horror, of war.

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