You still don't get it, do you? Teaspoon mode:That was not your task or NATO objective at that point in the game. You actually fuelled an ingame conflict and took the initiative and control from your chain-of-command. You and some others from ingame NATO ranks failed miserably to play your ingame characters the way they should.
If your head as a NATO player had been switched on within the game character you were supposed to play you would simply observe and report what the other NATO players had done wrong to us at HQ. Instead you destabilized the situation further and took the initiative and control away from your own HQ and sabotaged the ingame NATO mandate.
At HQ we got angry calls on the radio and had to respond to BE-crew about what happened. The game was at that point (friday at 23:40) spiralling out of control for both us and Berget Events.
That's not the way this game should be played. It's not about winning or loosing - it's about balancing the ingame fractions so the game works within the planned parameters.
Have read your post 5 times in a row. I know your point of view. Don't blame it. Just don't blame everything on me, since I am the only one who told his intentions in game prior making it, and correct me if I'm wrong, posted them on forums after I have returned home. Also I have resigned as an NATO officer (for reasons already explained) and I think HQ did not do several things, that should be done, weather this is an airsoft event or a team building trip:
1. Weather or not you put all rules of engagement, safety rules, policies, etc. YOU HAVE TO COMMUNICATE THEM AGAIN BEFORE THE OFFICIAL GAME STARTS - to remind people what are they doing here. You all have failed that.
2. Basic personal safety airsoft rules were not taking care of by players. I HAD TO REMIND SOME COYS (not only players) TO PUT ON THEIR GOOGLES IN GAME TIME SEVERAL TIMES. I think this is a real problem.
3. I never thought situation was stabile or stabilized. That's why NATO is here. The only NATO POLICY me and my squad were ROLEPLAYing was first 2 hrs on wednesday - the beginning of the game. We contacted ORC fraction on CP1 (our mission was to recon CP1) - we got fired upon, 2 wounded. Did not fire back. Got a friendly hand and appology for the itchy fingers from ORC commander and help in escort to Spectaberget to get clear radio transmission with base. Then we were asked to leave, or get shot at, since they got their new orders from their HQ. We backtracked. This was LARP with diplomacy. From that point on I heard NATO only IN ATTACKING MODE, no diplomacy.
4. POOR RADIO EQUIPMENT. 80 % of the time we did not have contact with base and more than 60 % with no other friendly unit. I know this is organizers problem. Still I am posting it.
THANKS to POLISH TEAM, especialy SMOKE, WHO RELAYED THE MESSAGES TO ALL UNITS AND HQ on last day. You are the greatest.
6. To show you also the "GOOD" side of my ingame and off game "character" that you might have overlooked, these point:
Started a help mission for an ORC injured player. Pulled all of my squad off game to made it quicker and more efficient. Bravo company provided the lift (I suppose).
2nd day when we have been reconing ORC base we hitched a car from Israelis going back to base. There was not enough room. Me and Terenec decided to walk to base. All others transporteded. They all deserved it. Thanks the driver for pickup and for returning to SZ for our pick up.. but we did not wait - wanted to get some sleep
I have communicated to HQ what was on my mind and got NO DIRECT talk from "supperiors", only mission - that should "satisfy" my needs.
I personaly did not ask for anything - I WAS ASKING AS A COY FOR MY GUYS. I WAS COMMUNICATING THEIR WISHES!! TO A FRIEND TO FRIEND BASES - NOT MILITARY CHAIN OF COMMAND - YOU CAN STICK THIS HARD UP YOUR A** IN GAME MILSIM OR IN REAL LIFE, CONSIDERING ME (if somethings does not feel right or work for me, I wont do it - ain't jumpin of a bridge just because I was ordered so. And when I felt and saw that that is not goin to be delivered - I returned my radio - and you know the rest.
7. For a guy that has been a radio shack for the entire game time, you put out a lot of accusations. If I did destabilize the entire Berget game - 1 player - and I was not telling guys to go rouge or do crazy stuff - I was speaking my mind out to some players and told them we still need the confirmation from HQ and GMs + for my last "attrosity" - I have only told that to my squad and telling them to decide for them selves and be responsible for that desicion!
8. Nothing ever goes as planned. NOTHING. EVER. It's called LIFE. EXPERIENCE.
9. again: Its a GAME!
10. I like airsoft for its comradeship, enjoyment, being in nature, give my best - always. I don't play it to win. I play it for FUN. To meet new people. Share ideas. Laughs. Experience.
11. Every incident is a NEUTRAL ONE. ITS UP TO YOU HOW YOU GONNA LABEL IT - GOOD or BAD.
I always label all my incidents good. And I learn from them. I kindly invite all reading this post to do the same. It changed my life for the better. Might yours.
One personal question:
Why did you join the event? And why you wanted to play the role as commanding officer in HQ?
Now I am done for good with explanations.
Hope to see you next year. I have no hard feelings and respect your oppinion. I just don't like narrow mindisms.