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    1. Joshua_

      G'day @Iffy, welcome to the community mate! I'm glad you joined us on Thursday - hopefully you weren't too disturbed by the player antics See you on the battlefield!
    2. Joshua_

      Now that the DLC has been out for a while, I'm happy to spin up a mission on our Zeus Events server if we have enough people interested.
    3. - // STRAYAGAMING ZEUS EVENTS // - Hey everyone, Over the past few months, we have made several changes to the type, frequency and way in which we run events. We have put together a detailed list of some of the changes and new initiatives that you may have noticed been implemented. ZEUS EVENTS | INFO: As we now have a dedicated server to host Zeus missions, we typically host missions three times a week on the following days; - Wednesdays 18:00 AEST - Fridays 18:00/19:00 AEST - Sundays 17:00 AEST These objective based 1-2 hour long missions are aimed at those looking for a more down to earth experience than the usual I&A grind, with a focus on team oriented play and combat proficiency ensuring that victory is secured. Of course, it wouldn’t be a classic Straya experience without a ton of laughs along the way, so be sure to come ready, eyes pre-rolled for some punny fun throughout the missions. ZEUS EVENTS | MODS: There is an entire new world of experience you’ll be missing out on if you haven’t dived into what one of the best modding communities in the world has to offer, and as such, we’ll be running these missions with some legendary mods installed. The full listing can be found on our steam collection, and features some near famous contributions such as the RHS mods, Lythium and Unsung. SG EVENTS DISCORD: If you didn’t catch the news when if was first released to the public, Strayagaming has a new dedicated Events Discord server. Get all the latest mission information and status updates to stay in the ‘what is happening when’ loop, and customise how much information you receive with an opt-in channel notification system. If you have any questions or suggestions for us regarding this new venture, that’ll be the place to do it. INTERESTED IN BEING A ZEUS?: If you're proficient and interested in Zeusing contact @Noskire @Joshua_ or @BigRed through discord and we'll help you to plan, organize and run your mission.
    4. Joshua_

      Congratulations, @Mann! You're the winner of this Giveaway! Please contact me on Discord or TeamSpeak to arrange your prize. As always, keep an eye on the forums for more Community Team Giveaways!
    5. The Theatre of War - Community Zeus Campaign OPERATION CURTAIN'S DRAW: Jungle warfare and the threat of a global takeover is the theme of a new campaign ran by @decibel_spl called the Theatre of War. The first mission, named Operation Curtain's Draw, will run at 17:00 AEST on Sunday the 28th (tomorrow) - Pack well, it's gonna be a long one. Semper Fi Marines. WHERE: The mission will be run on the Invade and Annex Event Server - search "straya" in your server browser to find it. Password to join is "straya". The server will be opened ~15-30 minutes before the mission for players to begin to customize their kits and ask any questions. MODS: Participants will need to ensure they have downloaded and loaded the RHSUSAF and RHSAFRF mods to connect.
    6. OPERATION GAMBIT: Military peace keeping operations are progressing with limited success. The marines are now however, required to shift focus elsewhere after a certain piece of intel gathered... WHERE: The mission will be run on the new Community Zeus Events server - search "straya" in your server browser to find it. Password to join is "straya". The server will be opened ~15-30 minutes before the mission for players to begin to customize their kits and ask any questions. MODS: Participants will need to ensure they have downloaded and loaded the RHSUSAF and RHSAFRF mods to connect.
    7. Joshua_

      Money really doesn't matter when you have zeus
    8. StrayaGaming Monthly News Bulletin THE HEADLINES SERVER UPGRADES: Thanks to all of the recent donations, we have been able to upgrade our dedicated server hardware. They are now running on i7-7700k's and have considerable more RAM, we will be getting better performance and can now host more services per host. We encourage players to report any issues that have arisen since the server upgrades to the appropriate server staff. I&A TANOA/MALDEN UPDATE: The Invade & Annex Tanoa/Malden server is now running a new version of the I&A mission file, which includes the new role selection system Quik has been working on. When a player connects to the server, they now skip the traditional role selection screen and immediately spawn in as a standard rifleman. Players will then have the option to change roles, based on the new dynamic role systemwhich increases/decreases the number of each role based on the current server population. You can read more about the update in @Fitz's devblog here. ANNOUNCEMENTS SG EVENTS DISCORD: Over the past month our new Events Discord has been instrumental in running weekly events on both our I&A and Wasteland servers. We have also had the opportunity of hosting several community zeus events run by some of our talented I&A players. We encourage anyone who is looking for something a little different to our regular servers to jump on and have a look at some of our upcoming events. Anyone who is interested in running a Zeus event is welcome to contact me via the forums or discord to set up a mission MONTHLY DONATION PERKS GIVEAWAY: In our last monthly bulletin, we introduced a monthly donation perks giveaway that would be drawn each month with the news bulletin. We are happy to announce our first winner, @Dogofwar! Please contact me to have your month-long donation perks added to the server of your choosing. Be sure to enter the giveaway for next month by giving this post a big STELLARIS GIVEAWAY: @.Scorpion is currently running a Stellaris giveaway! The giveaway closes on the 10th of May. Be sure to enter the giveaway here. THE THEATRE OF WAR- COMMUNITY ZEUS: The Theatre of War is a new campaign of Zeus missions being run by @decibel_spl based on jungle warfare with a threat of a global takeover by China after becoming a superpower. The first mission - named Operation Curtain's Draw - gave us intelligence that the Russians have been supplying CSAT forces with equipment and weaponry - this is assumed to be part of the Treaty of Good Neighbourliness and Friendly Cooperation, enacted in 2001 (4 years earlier). The significance of CSAT's presence on the island of Tanoa has decreased thanks to the removal of Zheng, but unrest is still reported. Marines will be working alongside the Army to try and calm the citizens over the coming days. Be sure to keep an eye on this thread for the next mission briefing. ESCAPE NIGHTS: Starting in the near future, the Community Team will be running a weekly Escape Night on Fridays at 7PM. Escape The Island is an up-to 20-player coop gamemode where the players attempt to reach the borders of the map by any means possible to escape. Along the way the way they have to survive onslaughts of infantry, armed vehicles, artillery, helicopters and attack aircraft trying to stop their attempts to get off the island. A post will be made shortly with further specifics and a start date. MEDIA OF THE MONTH This month's Media of the Month is @bouda118's 4th Frag Montage. Great work! STAFF NEWS Congratulations to the following staff who have been appointed to the staff team or promoted in the last month: @Chadd to the Community Team. @Keeno @Dando @Truthy @.Scorpion to the Support Team. @AceWinchester @iamjack to Trial AL Moderators. @J-dog to a full AL Moderator @Invictiis to Trial WL Moderator. DONATORS Many thanks to all those who donated in this last month. Thank you for supporting the StrayaGaming Community @Razorwork @Armando Wolff @bouda118 @leeseven @CraZed00 @Thrilloby @hextop @Joshua_ @Trooper @Sasburn @Hellfire @nikoo @Fubez @Jackson Morgan @SkylerBB @Dead_Dove13 @Smeggin @.Scorpion @TheMoon1 @Bonofide @tts Rawr X D @Decent
    9. StrayaGaming Space Engineers Pop-Up Server Hey guys, We will be hosting a SPACE ENGINEERS server for all to enjoy. Bring your friends, construct epic starships and fight opposing players to the death. Search "Straya" or direct connect with "" Hope to see you on the server, good luck Captains!
    10. Joshua_

      Operation Curtain's Draw

    11. Joshua_

      Question for ya... How would you propose the "points" be accumulated? Time spent inside the side mission circle? Kills? Completing specific mission tasks (securing cache etc)? Sounds like a good idea though
    12. StrayaGaming Monthly News Bulletin THE HEADLINES ALTIS LIFE UPDATE v10.0: A major update to Altis Life was released in early March, heralding the long awaited return of the crafting system. Players can once again combine mined or collected items into weapons and gear. The v10.0 update also includes the addition of several vehicles to the 3 gang bases; quilin minigun, 4WD LMG, Armed Offroad and Unarmed Kajmans. Depleted uranium has been added as another rebel method of making money and for use in crafting. You can read more about the update here. OPERATION BITTER REDEMPTION: A hearty congratulations to WASTELAND for winning our recent Bitter Redemption server v server v server competition. You can watch our Media Team's highlights video here. Additional congratulations go to Yeet and Hazzy155 for the most strategic play and largest killstreak respectively. ANNOUNCEMENTS COMMUNITY TEAM EVENTS DISCORD: Due to the popularity of our recent large-scale events, a dedicated events discord has been created to allow teams to plan strategies, ask questions to staff and keep up to date with event announcements. If you're interested in participating in an event or would like to keep up to date, feel free to join our Events Discord. MONTHLY DONATION PERKS GIVEAWAY: Starting this month, we will be giving away a months donation perks on one StrayaGaming server to a lucky community member. To enter the draw for next month, simply like this post and check next month's bulletin to see if you've won! INVADE & ANNEX - MALDEN AND TANOA DAYS Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening come and join us on our second Invade & Annex server to play I&A on the island of Malden or Tanoa. The I&A staff often jump into Zeus on these nights to add some extra challenges and toys to play with. You can grab the server IP here. SPACE ENGINEERS SERVER: Did you know that we have a Space Engineers server? Build colossal ships, explore space and fight opposing players in epic clashes. More information can be found here. MEDIA OF THE MONTH Shortened version of the recent Operation Dawns Break Mission by @Humaine STAFF NEWS Congratulations to the following staff who have been appointed to the staff team in the last 2 months: @Weaver @RadScorpion @Dando @Guardian @Holski. to the Community Team. @Evo766 @iamjack @Maverick3211 @DreadScythe @AceWinchester @Bill Props @Dando to the Support Team. @BigRed as a Trial Invade & Annex Moderator. @Virtual_Seahorse to an Altis Life Senior Moderator @bouda118 to an Altis Life Admin DONATORS Many thanks to all those who donated in this last month. Thank you for supporting the StrayaGaming Community @Juan Man @insanepanda0221 @Wyld @iopio @Hope @Expostech @webbie @Joshua_ @Jaidyn @RaPiD Mason @Decent @Jacob Mchairyyy @Salmon01 @leeseven @Armando Wolff @bouda118 @Snohman @Cpt.Cougs @Jackson Morgan @pkisbest @ViPER78 @helidave @Humaine @CraZed00 @bodyboarder2528 @Rackers @Bill Props @Grim. @Corrupt @Bang1324 @Red @Chadd
    13. StrayaGaming Easter Giveaway TO ENTER: To enter the giveaway, reply to this post with "The Easter Bunny ate all of the carrots we left for him. What a pig." THE PRIZES: 1st: Rocket League, Euro Truck Simulator 2 and DiRT 3. 2nd: Marksman, Karts and Helicopter Arma 3 DLCs. 3rd: Donation Perks on 1 StrayaGaming server for a month. THE DRAW: The giveaway will be drawn on Monday the 22nd at 9PM AEST. Show us your support of these giveaways by giving this giveaway a big up. Good luck!
    14. Joshua_

      Thanks to everyone who entered... the winners are: 1st. @Dogofwar 2nd. @SS_WhiteVans 3rd. @Ya_Boi_Tachanka Send me a PM on either the forums, discord or TeamSpeak to claim your prize(s). Keep an eye out for future giveaways, and congratulations to our winners!
    15. Joshua_

      Should we go get the bad guys, maybe? Just a suggestion.
    16. TANOA THURSDAY Come join us this Thursday at 18:00 AEDT (20:00 NZDT) on the Tanoa/Malden I&A Server for a special Tanoa Thursday. We've recently upgraded some of our servers to use new i7-7700k CPUs for better overall performance as well as increasing the player slots to 80. $20 Steam Vouchers will be available as prizes for players who gain the most kills or revives on the night. Come join us for some fun in the jungle!
    17. Joshua_

      Made this last week. Can't go wrong with a good Pesto Pasta. https://www.rainbownourishments.com/festive-pesto-pasta-salad/
    18. StrayaGaming Community Events - Suggestions PROLOGUE: The purpose of this thread is to enable community members and recent participants of our Bitter Redemption Interserver Event to provide us with their suggestions for future events. This can be an Arma 3 event, interserver event, other game events etc. All event ideas put forward will be considered and discussed among the Community Team. Please follow the format below for posting a suggestion: EVENT NAME: Name GAME: Arma 3 PLAYER COUNT: 2 Teams of 5 DESCRIPTION: Outline your event idea here... include as much detail as you can. Relevant screenshots/Steam Workshop items should be listed. LENGTH: 30-40 minutes Please do not reply to this thread unless you are posting a suggestion, using the format above. Show your support for other suggestions with a
    19. Joshua_

      EVENT NAME: Operation Soloman GAME: Arma 3 PLAYER COUNT: Up to 20 players DESCRIPTION: One of CSAT's highest ranking generals, General Soloman, has agreed to testify before an international tribunal in exchange for immunity. General Soloman possesses highly classified intel regarding war crimes committed by CSAT on the island of Tanoa, that is hoped will persuade other NATO members to provide military support to the US led campaign. Your task is to safely extract and escort the general from a designated pick-up point is to the main airport on Tanoa, where he will be transported to the Hague by plane. Vehicles: 1x Gun-Only Pawnee, 3 Mods: RHSUSAF, JSRS/Blastcore Optional LENGTH: 40-60 minutes
    20. Joshua_

      This is a great suggestion, big +1 from me.
    21. Joshua_

      Zeus Event - 6PM Sunday

      Zeus Event run by @Guardian on the Invade & Annex Event Server. Time: 6PM AEDT (8PM NZDT) Required Mods: RHSUSAF Optional Mods: Blastcore & JSRS Server Password: straya
    22. Joshua_

      Best of luck in your future endeavours @webbie. Your contributions to Invade & Annex, Exile and this community in general have been outstanding. Thank-you
    23. Joshua_

      Best of luck in your future endeavors, Dredal. Ya will be missed
    24. STRAYAGAMING OPERATION BITTER REDEMPTION Soldiers, pay close attention to the following specifics of the Bitter Redemption operation. Any questions should be directed to your server commanders. Zone 1: Stavros Zone 2: Frini Zone 3: Rodopoli Airdrop Zone: Gravia and surrounding area MISSION BRIEF: In reference to the map above, please note the the location of the three capture zones. Each team will begin the event with one of these zones captured. Teams will spawn ~2km behind their starting zone. Your goal is to capture all of the 3 zones. To ensure the greatest possible level of fairness, the side each team starts on will be drawn using a randomiser program on the night. Teams should plan to start with any one of the three zones. A Team will win once they have captured all three of the zones. Should no team capture all the zones within an hour, a decision will be made among Zeus' whether to extend the time or award the team with the most kills as the victors. VEHICLES: The following vehicles are available to each team, and will respawn at base when destroyed: RESTRICTIONS: Please note the following restrictions pertaining to game mechanics: Please note the following items that have been removed: MISCELLANEOUS SPECIFICS: AIR-DROPS - An "Air-Drop" Zone has been marked on the map previously shown. During the event, the Zeus will drop in certain items/vehicles to provide an advantage for the team that dares to pursue it. TEAM SIZES - The intended size of this mission is 20v20v20. If there are not enough players on the night, we will reduce the numbers to 15v15v15. SUPPORTED MODS - Connor's Discord Rich Presence, JSRS and Blastcore have all been added, but are not required to join the server. EVENTS DISCORD - All teams are using the events discord to organise themselves and plan for the mission. If you're interested in participating, all servers still have places available at the time of this post.
    25. THE WINNERS Congratulations to TEAM WASTELAND for winning the Bitter Redemption mission. Congratulations to @Hazzy155 for the largest kill streak. Congratulations to @Yeet for the most strategic play. Thank you to all the players who participated and the staff who made this event possible. Keep your eye on the forums for more Community Events!
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