Remembering Austin "Valmoric" Phillips
CS Sideways, News Editor-in-chief
Monday, November 19th, 2018
On November 6th, 2018 a member of the Star Wars Opposition community and the 501st Legion, Austin “Valmoric” Philips, passed away at the age of 22. Valmoric was one of the head developers and lead texture artist of the Star Wars Opposition mod and a beloved trooper in the 501st; Clone #8816, “Valmoric” joined the 501st on July 7th, 2017 where he eventually became a medic and achieved the rank of senior trooper, but was well known with an active personality in the unit long before then, to the earliest days of the formation of the 501st. With all of these roles, duties and histories in mind, Valmoric as a person was very friendly and kind. He always had time for those in need and went out of his way to make sure everyone around him was happy. 501st troopers are mourning him in different ways, including a large memorial service held by the battalion on Saturday 19th, 2018, which can be found below and many other individuals are holding their own personal vigils to help remember him. We send our wishes to his family and everyone that has been affected by this tragedy. Without much of Valmoric's work, this community would never have existed and he will be missed by many.
The Opposition Team have provided information on how you can help his family through this crisis. For all of you who want to help Valmoric's father (Jayson) get through these tough times, you can support him in GoFundMe by making a donation.
Valmoric's father's GoFundMe
"Thank you for any generosity, it means more than you can know to this family.”
The Opposition Team's discord can also be found here
We hope to continue growing as we hold him close to our hearts, for as long as starsim communities like this exist and as long as people continue playing his mod; Valmoric’s work and memory will be preserved forever within all of us and may that thought inspire all of us to do our very best to carry his legacy...
Written by CT War, CR-C Daedalus and CS Sideways. Edited by CS Sideways.
GARC News: The 101st Doom Company
CS Sideways, News Editor-in-chief
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Brothers! The 101st Doom Company has joined the Grand Army of the Republic Council (GARC) and made its first steps into the community. Joining the ranks of the GARC means they will fight side by side and bolster the forces of the 501st Legion and the 212th Attack Battalion. Utilizing their signature green and yellow armor, the 101st readies themselves for battle against anyone who would threaten the Republic. Our allies continue to grow everyday and the support for our endeavors grows with lighting speed and the realization shines brightly upon us, that our community will continue to grow readily.
Brought forth from the 101st, are weapons and tactics grown from their own training doctrine to bring forward a new perspective of battle against the enemy. Utilizing Advanced Recon Force troopers to scout out and destroy enemy forward positions and blast shields to protect their brothers and the innocent, the 101st offers a variety of different specializations and equipment to support themselves and now the rest of the GARC units. Primarily trained in close combat environments, the 101st are no strangers to varied urban scenarios, but that does not mean they are limited to just house to house fighting, they also make use of armored vehicles such as the Saber-class tank, the Bantha-class personnel carrier and even an air wing with aircraft such as the Y-wing bomber and their own Low Altitude Assault Transports.
Continued support between units such as the 101st or the 212th will bolster our efforts to create a positive environment towards creating a better experience for all of us. It is now common to see 101st members on all operations between GARC, proudly showing their dedication to the green and yellow. We welcome our brothers into the fray and fight shoulder to shoulder with all members of the Republic Council and allow us to step forward into the unknown. Many surprises and more will be achieved as GARC expands with more units and members able to bring back support for publicity. Time and dedication will surely bring us to a greater future...
Opening Boundaries - Mod Development
CS Sideways, News Editor
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Today's weapons become yesterday's relics, with the announcement of a new joint project between members of the 501st Legion, 212th Attack Battalion and several esteemed individuals to combine efforts to create new and improved assets to be used in battle. With this project in mind, dedicated members of the ArmA Star Wars community come together to fill the gaps and create one of the most ambitious coalitions envisioned. From new personnel weaponry to vehicles to map development, the team hopes to expand and increase the current assets by a magnitude unseen in modding communities since the glory days of mod development. As new assets are created, old assets are examined and scrutinized to be updated by experienced texturers, modellers, programmers, scripters and dedicated members of the community to provide the smoothest experience for the players.
From the mind CC Euler and Namenai and also from humble beginnings, scripting in ArmA, fixing issues and building bridges, came the idea of a joint mod team that works only from volunteers and hard work. While this mod is formed from members from within the starsim community, it is not related to Star Wars Opposition and maintains its own unique blend of Clone Wars era content to prioritize the growth within this great community. Suggestions, comments and discussions are always welcomed and new members with experience in mod development are always been looked for on The Clone Wars Mod Discord.
The Clone Wars Mod Discord
From OG-10 Spider droids to the deep reaches of space, from UT-ATs to medical stretchers. The greatest ArmA community comes together to allow players to create and destroy these assets in deep simulation of the battlefield sandbox. With support coming from the community, all donations have been redirected towards receiving outside help with projects that may otherwise by unreachable, allowing the mod development to reach unseen lengths seen by nearly any other contemporary mod. With every step forward, new boundaries are pushed and more about the engine is discovered. New battlefronts are opened and new goals are set, but one thing is for sure, the experience is far from over...
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