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Hello all,

        Welcome to the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, the last vestige of the original Star League's military training might.  We are a school made up of volunteer trainers and are not affiliated with any Clan, House, or Mercenary Group, although several of our trainers are.  The purpose of this college is to prepare you, a new player, with the information needed to reduce your learning curve and make you a valuable player should you choose to join any of the organized units in the game.

        The RMA volunteers can be found here on the forums or on the multiplayer servers.  For a list of current volunteers, please check here.

         Our program is designed to give you a run through of the several different vehicle types, weapons types, and basic controls for Mechwarrior: Living Legends.  As you may have already noticed, the game is very intense and has more inputs than your basic First Person Shooter.  Our trainers volunteer their personal time to help you navigate the various huds, controls, and vehicles, and help you gain basic proficiency in each.  If you are interested in the first session curriculum outlined in the linked posting, please leave your online game name here as well as interest in any advanced trainings offered by specialist trainers. 

Trainers:
SRMC TrainerLocal Timezone       Languages     Specialisation          Status
dimachaerus-8 GMTEnglishAerospace
(TLL)TheLastSnowman-8 GMTEnglish
(TLL)-AAA--8 GMTEnglish
(TLL) Toasterpastries-7 GMTEnglish
Chavez_Ninja-7 GMTEnglish
~SJ~ Lobo-7 GMTEnglish
xInVicTuSx-6 GMTEnglish
(TLL) Leeko-6 GMTEnglish
Cowboy-6 GMTEnglishOn Sabbatical
GB-72AT CoffiNail-6 GMTEnglishBattle ArmorActive
GB-72AT Talon-5 GMTEnglishActive
Blu_Haze-5 GMTEnglish
=CJW=GoutyGMTEnglishVTOLActive
(TLL)Sean Ward+1 GMTEnglish Dutch
~SJ~ Atlessa+1 GMTEnglish German
dCK-Ad_Hominem+1 GMTEnglish German
(TLL) Skywalker+2 GMTEnglish Polish
Snow Gibbon+10 GMTEnglishActive
Cherno?? GMTEnglishHuman bot/PunchbagActive
ELH_MrGray+3 GMTEnglish/RussianActive
Raptor }12VR{GMTEnglishHeavy/AssaultActive

Thank you to Blu_Haze and Warhammer for the original table. 


Can instructors involved in the academy previously please state whether they can continue to offer training in the Instructors resources thread


As per Cygmas suggestion: This is a resurrection of the previous Sandhurst RMC, Many thanks to Cowboy to setting it up, hopefully we can continue where he left off (or just fill in while he is on sabbatical ;)) and get more people involved and hooked on MWLL

I will also endeavour to get an entry into the wiki at some point

Latest Edit: Table repaired and modified to include specialisation and status
Edit: Also we need a crest! I knocked the one at the top of the post up quickly using crap applications (mostly Paint) Someone please do a better job :)
Edit (16/02/12) Cherno added to instructors list
Edit (07/09/12) added Mr_Gray and Raptor, removed Cygma :'(
« Last Edit: September 07, 2012, 05:05:19 PM by Gouty »
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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 03:46:38 PM »
Can instructors involved in the academy previously please state whether they can continue to offer training in the Instructors resources thread (url to follow in edit)
I'm reducing my availability to "if no other suitable trainer has the time".
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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 03:47:33 PM »
Can instructors involved in the academy previously please state whether they can continue to offer training in the Instructors resources thread (url to follow in edit)

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 03:53:28 PM »
You may add me, I am in central Canada -6GMT (thought due to DST i am -5 currently) I speak only english.


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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 05:09:03 PM »
Go ahead and take me off the list, been busy with RL. :-\

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 05:44:25 PM »
Add me -5 GMT



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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011, 07:54:24 PM »
I still would be interested in a practice-session, but i don't feel like this is the right place for it (if any teacher thinks it is and he/she would be able to teach me something, i would be happy to join another lesson). Is there any more or less organized equivalent to this for players who know about the basics? Something like "meeting of average players to solidify certain skills"? And i do not mean a normal game, but something with a little more structure and predetermined parameters. E.g. i would love to practice 2vs1 (on both ends) but that would need not only two halfway decent players but also an empty server.
Anything like this around?

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 11:43:48 PM »
Its a good idea, when someone already knows the basics and wants to learn advanced techniques it is often better to teach "on the fly".  Basically, instructor watches student and offers up suggestions.  Could even be done with instructor watching student in a pub game.

We could try organising some more advanced sessions, perhaps between two opposing teams of students, then instructors (or anyone the students or instructors regard as knowledgeable) could spectate and offer any thoughts on advanced tactics that could be used.

Or we could do it Top Gun stylee with Trainees vs. Instructors (As long as I get to be Viper :D)

Edit: Also, who maintains/administers the Outreach TS3?  If we could get a channel, available instructors could just stay logged in to there when they are available, and students could ask them for training there and then
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 12:03:07 AM by Gouty »
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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 05:40:55 AM »
Nice suggestion, actually

Watching students perform in a pub environment is a quick and easy way too see what they have to work on

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 02:23:19 PM »
Doesn't sound bad. But nevertheless i would like to experience some focused training. This way you can effectively work on weaknesses you know about and don't have to rely on your opponent.
Take for example aiming: You obviously can train it in a pub-game but wouldn't a game solely dedicated to this purpose have much more effect and take a lot less time?

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 12:17:40 AM »
So I got the game running the other night (wow...3 hours of downloading, and i have a fiber connection!), and have some past experience with MW games.

I'm interested in enrolling as a Cadet and learning the ropes.   The last post in this thread is really old though.  Is this academy still a thing?

I'm leaving for vacation today so this wouldn't be until next week at the earliest but I figured I'd post now :)   I'm East Coast US and normally play online from 7pm to 11pm.

Is this a possibility?

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 12:31:51 AM »
I hereby offer my services as a human bot, i. e. taking lights and mediums without having the goal of killing new players in training, but to teach them mech combat 101.

I'm from the EU timezone though, but maybe we can get something started. If the Sandhurst organisator is willing to set up a training match, count me in as a light opposition.

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 04:53:38 PM »
That looks like a 'no' :)

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2012, 05:32:53 PM »
The Academy's not really "a thing" anymore, but any or all of us would be willing to sit down with you and show you the ropes.  Best bet is to hop on the community TS3 (ts9.gameservers.com:9144) and see if you can find anybody in your current game.

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Re: RMA Sandhurst: Cadet Enrollment/Training (NEW PLAYERS START HERE)
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012, 11:47:16 PM »
Sorry, thought I'd replied to this, I promise I'll put some time into this soon.

I added Cherno to the list.  Best advice I can give is PM the guys in the list or look out for them on outreach TS and ask if they are available for a session.
"Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam"
If you take this seriously, you're some kind of mouth-breathing fappwit that shouldn't have survived infancy.