Storm of War Server
This is a one-off mega promo thread for the Storm of War server.
The server will be re-launching in the next week or so, before Septmeber 2015.
What the **$&* is this "Storm of War" thing anyways?
Storm of War is a multiplayer server for Cliffs of Dover. The server runs a 'persistent’ war-environment, where player actions have a direct consequence on every mission that follows. This page is designed to give you some idea of how some of the mechanics work, and what to expect.
The Teamspeak address for SoW is:
WEBSITE and FORUMS:
For more information about the server to ask questions or to have problems resolved, please visit the following:
Homepage URL: http://stormofwar.org
Forum URL: http://stormofwar.org/phpBB3/index.php
DO I HAVE TO BE REGISTERED, OR A MEMBER OF A REGISTERED SQUADRON TO PLAY:
Anyone can join the server at any time and play. Players who are not members of a registered squadron are referred to on SoW as "public players". Public players need to fly from an "open" airfield. There are at least 10 such open airfields for each team. Also public players can see their stats on the public stats pages.
However, being registered on the forums will give you access to more than just the server. You can then declare for one side or the other, which will allow you to see all the strategic stuff such as the campaign map, and to be involved in the detailed mission planning. Public players who wish to "declare" for one of the two teams should fly on the server for a bit so the teams get used to you being around, before declaring. Getting access to the team-pages will mean you are given secrets, which are closely guarded by each team!
SELECTING AIRFIELDS AND SPAWNING:
Storm of War operates a unique spawning and airfield system. A number of the airfields on Storm of War are “locked” for the exclusive use of certain squadrons. Only players from those squadrons can spawn at that base. Players who are not members of a squadron with a “locked” base can spawn at any airfield that is “open”. To find if an airfield is “open” simply select the side you want to fly for and then hover your mouse over an airfield. A little pop-up box will tell you if the airfield is “open”.
The only exception to the above, is if you make an emergency landing at an airfield, or if you are using a base to refuel. You may then re-spawn at the base you landed at, provided you do this within 2 minutes AND you select the same aircraft type which you landed in.
Every airfield on Storm of War has a limited supply of aircraft. You will not be able to take an unlimited number of aircraft from any airfield. If you lose aircraft, that airfield will eventually run out. You should attempt to land aircraft back at a base, even if it is damaged, in order to stop airfields from running out of aircraft.