The Academy Project

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Ell'ran
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The Academy Project

Post#1 » Nov 09 2016 11:03

Alright, so I've been mulling this over in my head for a long while now and I decided now was as good a time as any to do this, so lets see what can be done. The Academy Articles are virtually non-existent, this is a fact that is well known on the Orbital and one that saddens many of the older members. The Academy Articles used to be a great resource for many aspiring commanders to draw useful and unbiased field experience from, and it did much to set us apart from other communities online. And while the Academy does have a wealth of knowledge in it currently, even the articles that Babaganoosh had written are in need of an update.

This is why I have come today asking for a team of volunteers to help piece together a new set of Academy Articles. It is not an easy task, and definitely not one I would be able to accomplish by myself. As for the prerequisites on signing up to help, rank is not important. All that is important is that you show a clear understanding of the rules and units within our codex, be willing to contribute to the Academy Project in a positive fashion, and be capable of working as a team with myself and the other members who have volunteered for this task.

Once we have a team assembled we will then decide on which articles to tackle first.

I look forward to hearing your responses.
-LR :fear:

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Tael
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Re: The Academy Project

Post#2 » Nov 09 2016 11:12

I'm no rules guy, but I can make any imagery and movement plan graphics you guys need :)

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Ell'ran
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Re: The Academy Project

Post#3 » Nov 09 2016 11:17

Glad to hear! Ideally I would like to have a header image, as well as a little fluff intro like they used to have, so it's not just the field commanders that will participate in the project.

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SniperTau
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Re: The Academy Project

Post#4 » Nov 10 2016 12:07

I will help as I have a good understanding of the rules and would love to contribute to the orbital.

Tau'va

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Panzer
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Re: The Academy Project

Post#5 » Nov 10 2016 01:59

I'm willing to help as well.
Due to financial issues i don't have as much actual experience but i'm very active in other 40k communities, exchanging informations, learning and helping others already.
So I might not know about the more subtle nuances of the competetive meta but I know about the general meta and what our Codex is capable of.
I dare say there arn't many (if any) things that are hidden from me in our Codex plus Supplements. ;)

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nic
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Re: The Academy Project

Post#6 » Nov 10 2016 03:22

I would be happy to contribute. I was fairly enthusiastic for this a while back but it did not seem that there was enough community drive behind getting articles up to the standard and then across to the academy.

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boomwolf
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Post#7 » Nov 10 2016 03:30

I can help.

My strong sides are mostly in theorycraft, raw data analysis and such.
As for tactics, I'm more of a brute force type rather then finesse, so things like positional play and such are not my stronger suits.

But if you need raw value analysis, mathhammer or unit comparison-i can cover that.


In any case.
What we need to do is order things up, designate workload and make sure someone with authority to put things in the academy plays along. I've seen several articles before worthy of the Academy that simply weren't out there (heck, even wrote a few. Made an entire article of only when is the FnP upgrade worth the cost)
If we write things and they don't get sorted into a proper "codex", we achieved nothing.

EDIT:
I totally forgot about this one, but apparently at some point in the past I attempted to create a "Tactical compendium" that is sort of an index for other articles by topic. Maybe it will be useful as a basepoint to create a new index for this project:

viewtopic.php?f=52&t=23226

It would need to actually get filled up, and some of the things it links to are probably no longer relevant or not quite up to date-but nonetheless, it should prove useful.

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TauMan
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Post#8 » Nov 10 2016 10:25

I too would like to help with this project, however; (no joke intended) we are living in the end times. The latest Bell of Lost Souls has WH40k rule book coming out in April 2017; and yes we too are getting the "Age of Sigmar" treatment: http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2016/11/40k-rumors-sisters-of-battle-8th-ed.html

For whatever it is worth.

The TauMan
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Panzer
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Re: The Academy Project

Post#9 » Nov 10 2016 12:03

Honestly I wouldn't give two...you know what...about what BolS says. Especially when it comes from some unknown source who never posted any rumours before.
Sounds to me more like someone who gives some vague informations based on earlier rumours just so he gets the fame of "Ha! Told ya!" if it happens that some of it is right.

Dal'yth Shas'len'ra
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Re: The Academy Project

Post#10 » Nov 10 2016 01:27

I would be interested in helping. But my plate is a bit full right now so I wouldn't be able to do to much before the 2nd week of December. I've had a good amount of experience using some of the units in our codex that don't appear in the tournament meta, such Aun'shi, Aun'va, Vespids, and Sniper Drones among others (Sniper Drones are really underestimated by a lot of players, Tau or not).

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