If you're a new EIC member, and want to participate in Operations with us, be sure to be in Discord to stay up to date on what is going on, and respond to any invites there. If there isn't a specific sign up, ask a Wing or Fleet Commander.
Once you’ve participated in a couple Operations and see how we run things by all means bring fresh ideas to the leadership team. If it’s something that won’t negatively impact existing operations and will engage our members we’ll help you get the ball rolling and administer the Op.
Want to lead it yourself? Awesome - people with initiative and passion for their ideas are an asset to the organization!
We get it - you don’t want to always be in voice for any number of reasons. That said; when we’re working on a group operation that requires coordination there is no substitute for voice communication.
Constantly alt-tabbing to check your messages or having to ping the in-game comms is frankly a PITA and inconsiderate to your fellow members.
Get in the channel, ensure your audio setup is good to go and have fun with the team.
During operations try to keep voice comms focused. We like to have fun but when the shit hits the fan and many people are trying to communicate you need to keep it short and clear. Good: "This is [your name here]. I have two hostiles on my tail; request back up." Bad: "WTF!?!?! Someone help!!! Oh shit oh shit oh shit, FUCK, where are you guys?!" In the first example, we know who is in trouble and what they need. In the second, all we know is that someone is having a bad time, which is not very useful for anyone involved.
If voice comms are very busy and your question or problem can wait, take it to an appropriate text channel on Discord.
If you do intend to participate in an Operation, please brief yourself on the Op details prior to participating. This is important to avoid having to ask basic questions or failing to put yourself in a position to help the team.
If you aren't sure what to do or where to go contact a leader and they will point you in the right direction or get you up to speed outside the active voice channel!