Update 5/2/16 - thank you to all the community participants in this years event. Community, team, and individual awards are posted here: http://www.jasta5.or...aResults6.htm.
For immediate release - please forward this message to your fellow pilots and link this thread in your forums.
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Bloody April VI– Arras Sector
Rise of Flight
March 18 – April 30, 2016
Jasta 5 is proud to present the Rise of Flight community with the sixth Bloody April Campaign: Bloody April VI – Springtime in Arras!
The inaugural Bloody April campaign was critically acclaimed and since then thousands of flight hours have been logged in what has become the RoF communities premiere world-wide annual multiplayer campaign. The campaign runs each year on each Saturday of late March-April.
Bloody April is distinguished as the first ever community wide team campaign in Rise of Flight. It was originally conceived during the Red Baron 3D days in 2006 by J5_Paul Bäumer and brought to life in Rise of Flight through collaborations with talented Jasta 5 mission builders such as J5_Rumey and J5_Matthias and several talented community members over the years.
Bloody April I was won by Entente on the last mission of the last day after 12 missions flown over four weekends! A climactic end to a hard fought month long battle! In 2012, Bloody April II resulted in a tie after over 1,000 flight hours were logged! In 2013 Entente was victorious once again. In 2014, Central won in a decisive battle. 2015 Entente were victorious. What will happen this year?
Following in the footsteps of the ground breaking innovative events of previous years, this years event continues to push the envelope of the currently available RoF features and community mission design for maximum realism and immersion set in a historical and primarily objective based event. This year’s event will be situated in the Arras sector. The event will be historically based but not a historical reenactment; it will be immersive but not at the expense of enjoyment while continuing its ground breaking tradition in mission building and realism over The Front!
Overview: a total of 7 two-hour missions will be conducted Friday and Saturday. Three two-hour missions Friday will be late afternoon and one night missions while the four two-hour missions Saturday will span the in-game morning and early afternoon hours. Missions will be flown on Fridays, 1800-2400 GMT and Saturdays 1600-2400 GMT. There will be plenty of room for everyone to fly in the premiere RoF multi-player campaign of the year!
Jasta 5 is proud and honored to be in a position to once again present this updated and improved immersive community wide event. Please support the RoF community through your participation.
We look forward to meeting you all in the skies over the Arras sector this year! Draft rules and registration is posted on our event website! Block out your flying calendars, and start checking your equipment and register today!
*March 5 will be a rules seminar at 1900 GMT. A practice server will be up the following week using similar missions and server settings as the actual event.
Individual pilot registrations are required and will be approved on a space available basis and at the discretion of the event organizers.
Official Event Schedule of Events and Registration Portal: http://www.jasta5.org/events/bloodyapril/index.htm
Draft Rules: Posted to the Event Forum (must be registered for the event to view and download). http://www.jasta5.or...&p=24644#p24644