EXACT IN-GAME NAME: WarlordSlay3r
YOUR STEAMID 64: 76561198112837911
SCREENSHOT OF THE BAN MESSAGE OR THE TEXT OF THE MESSAGE DISPLAYED UPON ENTERING THE SERVER:
NAME OF THE ADMIN: Maxwell
APPROXIMATE DATE AND TIME OF THE BAN: 11/21/2022 8:30 PM EST
THE SERVER YOU WERE ON WHEN YOU WERE BANNED: NAK Zeus
ANY EXPLANATION OR JUSTIFICATION FOR WHY THE BAN SHOULD BE LIFTED:
SUMMARY OF EVENTS:
This is merely a summary of the events as they unfolded in my brain. They are not an explanation nor justification for why my actions are right or wrong. Again, merely a map of my brain processes. I understand that I can improve and knowing how/why decisions are made is how I improve myself.
Joined Zeus server after a brief hiatus and decided to hop into an newly started op. Wasn’t able to get in when team’s were set up, so I missed the part where radios and fire teams were set up. Was tp’d into the combat from Zeus near blue team. I was not initially (nor throughout the entire operation) assigned a team. During the operation, both team collapsed on a treeline, where we encountered an enemy BTR. After engaged and disabling the BTR, I approached and began repairing the BTR. We were undergoing an enemy assault from the nearby town, and during a brief pause i was able to make the BTR operational and engaged the enemy. I continued to repair the BTR, taking the time to strip the tires from other vehicles to repair the BTR. During the repair process I maintained spacing near friendly elements (red team was approximately 50 m away in a house w/ the command element). After repairing the BTR, I checked my map and realized that Blue team had separated from the treeline where both team’s collapsed and was approximately 150-200 m away from my current position. Having not been assigned a team I did not know how to proceed. I did not know if I should rendezvous with Blue team (running across undefended, open terrain w/ enemies potentially hiding in the nearby town between my and Blue teams position) or if I should stay with Red team and help maintain a perimeter. Many Zeus operations run on different rules. I’ve seen some missions be strictly organized with teams limited to a certain number of people & roles (this mission was one such). I’ve played on zeus operations where ‘extra’ players were simply attached to a command element until enough joined to form a new fireteam. I didn’t wish to bother the current structure, so I made the decision to stay with the current element I was with (Red team) until I could regroup with a person who knew where I could be properly implemented.
it is important for me to mention that there was another element of players operating in an armored bradley fighting vehicle. I did not know where this element was throughout the mission, but I did see them take a few hits and become (presumably) disabled. I also heard a call over the radio that the IFV was ‘combat ineffective’ (to me this meant that zeus should give them something more powerful/armored). For me, this was interpreted as armor team being out of action until they could recover and get back online. I did not know when this would occur, but I believed that me being in the BTR would only help to bolster our defenses. I did not intend to take any of their purpose away from them playing the game and I intended fully to dismount the BTR after the IFV crew had recovered. it is always my intention to allow other players to have as much fun as possible, even if that means that one person (me) may not get to play in the manner I want to (I had a minigun so a BTR really wouldn’t increase my fun by much).
During the period of me operating the BTR, I made sure to always position myself inbetween or even directly next to a fireteam. As mentioned in the sit afterwards, this has been a recurring issue for myself and I know particularly that Crater and me have talked regarding spacing. This is why I made sure to pay particular attention to my spacing. The only portion where I broke off from the group was to pickup Adam’s squad. I also advanced to another treeline where I engaged a hidden anti tank cannon, but this position wasn’t more than 50 m from a friendly team (I believe this is reasonable as AI will target vehicles and the last thing I want is for my own antics to lead to a mass cas event).
From my perspective, I was purely looking to not cause further disruption over the course of the operation.
* I know that I can improve in the following ways:
- changing my methods for seeking out a proper chain of command
- operating in a team environment
* I would like clarification in the following ways:
- When a zeus had an already established CoC, limiting the number of players and types of players in a fireteam, when should I incorporate myself and how should I do so? Should I attach to a command element and wait for enough players to join to form a new fireteam while acting as security/medical for command or should I interrupt a fireteam’s maneuver to attach myself to them and find a purpse there? Should I wait around for proper organization or simply flexibly adapt to the environment, switching if my needs are needed elsewhere?
- When should I know what to do? Ignorance is not an excuse, but not giving verbal warnings does not seem fair. If I had known that I should accomplish something then I would’ve made the corrective actions myself to accomplish said mission. Without the proper knowledge of commander’s intent, I can not tackle the appropriate tasks in an appropriate manner. If I had been verbally warned during the mission (a simply poke from an admin saying ‘pick a team and stay with them’ would’ve made me stick with something concrete rather than having myself decide where to go.
I want to improve. Please guide me in this process.