SJ Architect notified SaKhan duelist of a player interested in joining SJ. Cadet Stuntman spent two weeks participating in Chaos March battles, SJ practice nights, and random public games with our membership.

 

Multiple SJ officers expressed approval of the pilot during this evaluation period. So the SaKhan sponsored Cadet Stuntman for an entrance trial.

 

An SJ entrance trial places three existing SJ pilots in different weight classes against the cadet. The cadet first chooses a weight class to utilize against all opponents without repair or rearm. The heavy class is the default. The three opponents pilot medium, heavy, and assault class mechs or vehicles.

 

The cadet then chooses the trial map. The opponents take their places in sectors designated by the trial officer. The cadet builds their mech or vechicle while receiving instructions. Finally the cadet receives the location of the first opponent.

 

The cadet must defeat the first opponent to become a full member of SJ. Additional victories award a higher initial rank. The cadet stops after a victory or defeat to receive new instructions. The location of the other pilots is revealed as the trial continues.

 

A cadet defeat ends the trial. But the cadet rebuilds the same asset to face any remaining opponents for honor.

Cadet Stuntman chose medium class on TSA Carbon. This is a step up in difficulty from the default choice.

 

The first opponent was SJ Spetsnazbear in a medium mech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVH-E4tze6g

The cadet then faced SJ Joey in a heavy mech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1rUNG6nfog

The cadet finished against SJ Architect in an assault mech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QozP10nGZ4M

Welcome to SJ, Stuntman. Get to know your fellow pilots. Learn the ways of our group. Celebrate your accomplishment. But be ever ready as the jaguar never sleeps!

 

*SPOILERS*

The cadet defeated the first opponent to gain full entry into SJ. SJ Point Commander, level 1, Stuntman was assigned to the Mostly Heartless Star. The star is commanded by SJ duelist.

*END SPOILER*

Sunday had a really good turnout of SJ players. We started on public games, moved to some Chaos at nite, and finished back on the pubs. Checkout the highlights in these two videos 

TSA Mirage (linky)

https://youtu.be/WxuqSRaLhqQ

TC Ivory Tower

https://youtu.be/ETI8HaECdes

Thanks to all the participating pilots!

SJ members requested a review of the entrance trial format for cadets. The specific issue was the weight class used by the opponents. The vote results in a change from the first opponent using light class to medium class. This cascades into the second opponent using heavy class and the final opponent using assault class. So the opponents are bumped up a weight class. This option prevailed over all opponents using the same weight class as the cadet. The opponent selection will remain the same. However an emphasis on using more skilled pilots to further the challenge will be encouraged.

SJ continues to have good participation in MWLL and a few other games. The past 2 weeks saw a rare full SJ compliment in Chaos March. The two stars continue to "train". I will be setting a date this summer for the stars to have an internal scrimmage. I am working on friendly battles with other units as well.

SJ Architect battled SJ Joey for Point Commander rank III under the supervision of SJ duelist this past Sunday night. Architect won the coin toss and picked heavy class. Joey picked TC Scollnir for the map. The old school trial format was used to give experience to both pilots. The winner rose one level while dropping the other pilot a level. Congratulations to both pilots on a well fought battle. Reults in the video or in the following spoiler section. The pilots may trial again one week from now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMMarCKAj0M

 

 

*SPOILERS*

Architect won going to Point Commander rank III while Joey dropped to Point Commander Rank II.

*END SPOILERS*

SJ was active in the MWLL tournament this past March. Eight teams vied for the championship on March 16-17 and March 23. SJ duelist ran the tournament while SJ Proxema supervised one of the servers. SJ Proxema joined with SJ Rookzero and SJ Kidzin to form the primary SJ team. SJ Phylex and SJ Architect joined duelist to form the second SJ team. The tournament was best 3 of 5 fights per round. It was single elimination for the championship but with a second chance third place game. Fights took place across four servers with rotating referees. Duelist was the referee for the championship. Congratulations to all the SJ pilots that participated. Results in the spoiler section at the bottom.

Bracket: https://challonge.com/19ThreeV3

SJ “Nameless” Round One vs SA Stand Arrow

https://youtu.be/-SueryEdCKQ

SJ “Nameless” Round Two vs 12VR Concrete Crushers (2x camera angles)

https://youtu.be/gOIUhIbSrH4

SJ “Nameless” Championship Round vs SA Stone Mask (missing first fight)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuU3sV5PSeM

(all fights, limited audio)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlFGHDWpYvQ

SJ “Mostly Heartless” Round One (2x camera angles)

https://youtu.be/QOUjac9wX5o

SJ “Mostly Heartless” Round Two vs SA Stone Mask

https://youtu.be/sYg1hWrogN0

*SPOILERS*

Mostly heartless lost in the second round. Nameless finished in second place in the championship.

*END SPOILERS*