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    A game like Project Reality relies less on twitch skills and more on leadership and teamwork. So when we talk about team stacking what is implied is that one side has better teamwork. We can continue to start threads about team stacking and how players switch sides, that team has more IHS players, that team has more tagged players, that team blah blah blah, and blame the winning team / players...

    ... or we can try to address the deficiency on the losing team.

    There is going to be a variety of reason that one team wins and more often than not it is going to be teamwork and communication. We need to raise the bar for our community and help others become better at these. We (as in the whole community) needs to work towards enhancing the teamwork / communication skill of others.

    So here is what I want to see:

    1) After Action Reports (AARs)

    I don't mean simple write-ups and congratulatory postings about a round. AARs are more than a thread about an event. One of the main purposes of an AAR is to teach others what went write and to learn about what went wrong. Let's see more detail about a particular strategy or tactic that worked. Highlight this key point so that others can read an learn from it. And on the flip side let's write about what went wrong. What strategy or tactic failed. Why did it fail? What could have been done differently?

    2) Learn TG / Learn SL squads

    There are at least two types of learning squads that can help out players. The first is the basic Learn TG squad. The purpose of this squad is to introduce players to TG and how we play the game. Not only should they be learning about TG, but they should be learning about how to communicate effectively and how to work efficiently as a squad / team.

    The second type of squad is the Learn SL squad. This is the next level of training where a player learns how to lead a squad. This requires that an experienced SL is in the squad as grunt and acts as a mentor. It also requires that the other squad members stick it out with the new SL and provide constructive feedback instead of leaving for another squad. Leaving the squad hurts your team and the growth of the community.

    How these squads operate also make great content for AARs.

    3) Let's focus on #1 and #2 for now


    Now that we have a few things to work on, here's what else I want to happen...

    No more team stacking threads

    These threads are not helping and only drag on the community / morale. If you're thinking about starting one of these threads here is what you should be asking yourself...

    A) Have you participated in an AAR about the event in question? If not then do so. We'll be able to identify areas where a team was lacking or made a tactical mistake. There is a lot to learn from these types of threads that will have a longer lasting effect to the increased quality of rounds.

    If you're not participating in these then you don't get to complain.

    B) Were you (or have you been) participating in the learn TG/SL squads? If not then do so. If you did, what is there to learn from it and was it documented in an AAR?

    If you're not stepping up to lead then you don't get to complain.
    If you're leaving these squads then you don't get to complain.

    If you're not trying to make things better by working with others in the community then you don't get to complain.

    Now... if you're working hard on the aforementioned items then make a post in the contact-an-admin (CAA) forum to discuss it with the admin team. Do not start a new public thread. Point the admin to the AAR thread about the round in question and explain to them why you think there is legitimate stacking.

    If the community cannot come together to work on these things then the effort is already lost. Don't let it come to that.
    Last edited by Wicks; 03-14-2013, 01:16 PM.
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