Saturday, October 31, 2015

Firestorm Returns To Adepticon!

Happy Halloween from the staff!  SeerK here to make a quick Samhain announcement.  The Schaumburg Prime Offensive is returning to Adepticon!  We are increasing the points and the initial available spots for the tournament this year.  1000 points and the initial amount of spots available will be 32.

We are also adding The Schuamburg Beachhead, a 2500 point Firestorm Planetfall Tournament!  This will be the first year for Firestorm Planetfall at Adepticon and will be limited to 12  spots initially.

There will also be a Learn To Play Firestorm Armada class taught by the Dindrenzi stallion himself, Spellduckwrong.

here are some links to the event pages.

The Schaumburg Prime Offensive

The Schaumburg Beachhead

Stay tuned For details! Primer Missions and rules will be posted in the coming month!

Until next time crush the Alliance and as always


Monday, October 26, 2015

The Great Terrain Debate: The FSA Meta Big 3!

Greetings all!  SeerK here to talk terrain.  That is Terrain for Firestorm Armada.  I might even mention terrain in some of the other games I play for reference, but I am mainly going to be discussing the current meta of Terrain in Firestorm Armada.  As it stands there are 3 distinct terrain metas out there.  The Canadian Meta, The European Meta and the Lansing Meta.  I wanted to touch on all three and give a breakdown of what makes them unique.  I may not fully understand all of the nuances of the Meta's I have not played in, but I wanted to give my opinion on them and maybe offer a different outside perspective on them.

Adepticon is right around the corner and the web cart goes live on November 23rd.  The Schaumburg Prime Offensive returns this year.  We have 32 initial spots with room for more if the demand is like it was last year.  I wanted to really be preemptive and plan better this year.  I also wanted players to be in the loop so they are fully briefed and battle ready for the tournament.   So here we go, the "Big 3" FSA Meta's.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The 2nd Schaumburg Prime Offensive: The Road to Adepticon 2016

Greetings all!  The time has come to plan for Adepticon 2016!  The WayGate team is hard at work planning the 2nd Schaumburg Prime Offensive at Adepticon.  Missions are already mostly developed as is a new method of doing terrain.

We plan on being bigger and better this year and expanding the offering of events.  We have a learn to play Firestorm Armada class as well as the big show The Schaumburg Prime Offensive.  I am working on a format as well as logistics for a Planetfall Tournament as well if there is interest in the community for a Planetfall event.

I have a little Survey up at The WayGate Facebook Page that I would like to ask people to take a couple minutes and vote on.  We want to run an event that is professional and reflects the will of the community.  So we want to see what point level people would like to play at.  800, 900 or 1000 points?

Go Vote!

I apologize for the lack of updates.  The trusty laptop finally died and I am forced to try and work on posts at work.  I will be more vigilant in the coming weeks.  I have a bunch of events to plan for the Store as well as getting all my stuff together to run Firestorm Armada and Halo Fleet Battle Demos at U-CON in Ann Arbor.  Come check it out and say hi if you are in the area!

Until next time...

Crush the Alliance and as always


Monday, October 5, 2015

Michigan GT Results!

Greetings all.  I apologize for the lateness of the update.  The trusty laptop decided to kick the bucket and I have been in a scramble to try and get things replaced and retrieved from it.  Thank goodness I can do this at work!  The Michigan GT has passed by us now.  It was a great weekend with new attendance records being set.  This was the first year for Firestorm Armada and sadly attendance was not where I wanted it.

Despite the low number of players we still put on our events with the same energy as we do at Adepticon.  We ran a 1200 point tournament on Saturday and our 800 point tournament on Sunday ended up turning into a 4 on 4 Zenian vs Kurak narrative battle.  Myself, Spellduckwrong and Dreadbeard all stepped in to play.

I would like to congratulate our winners.  Micheal Lietzke aka "Ryjak" on the Spartan community forums was our Grand Admiral in Saturday's Alpha Sector Clash 1200 point tournament.  Austin Proux aka "DemoMaster" on the Spartan Community forum was our Narrative event Winner on Sunday's Alpha Sector Incursion.

I would like to thank the players who came and showed their support for Firestorm Armada at the Michigan GT.  I would also like to thank the organizers for all their hard work in making and growing this convention in the heart of Michigan.  Look for a return of Firestorm next year and bigger and better things from the Michigan GT.

The Waygate Team is now setting its sights on Adepticon.  Planning has begun and Events have been submitted!  We will be growing this year and bringing you a bigger Schaumburg Prime Offensive.  We are working on some things for the future as well, so stay tuned.

Once i have my technical issues figured out, I will be posting much more regularly.  I am now a contributor to Bell Of Lost Souls, so keep your eyes peeled for articles on BOLS from your truly.

Until Next time

Crush the Alliance and as always