September Events Update

We have a busy month ahead of us!

Friday, September 19 Lupus and Sakura will be visiting so we will be having a special team based night and everyone will be extended the regular’s night pricing so bring your friends!
Saturday, September 27th will be my birthday beatdown. Think you have what tit will take to keep me from winning that day? Make sure you are here at 3pm. We will also be resetting the BattleTech ladder at 4pm, and Red Planet at 5pm. $20 will get you unlimited duels (both ladder and otherwise) until the end of March. Top ladder holders 10 minutes before the reset will receive, 8 free missions for 1st, 6 free missions for 2nd, and 4 for 3rd places. There will also be drawings for prizes, for every mission you purchase you get entered. We will also be launching some new passes and making a couple of other announcements.
Sunday, September 28th we will be closed and invading the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Come and find me or any of the mercs there (we will all be wearing something FSA) and you win a free mission!

September is going to be a busy month, make sure you don’t miss out! ~Pooka

Important News Bulletin!

Hyper Pulse Generators online, incoming transition: News bulletin. Attn. all Pilots! This is the last weekend to get your name to the top of the BattleTech and Red Planet ladders to win a free one month pass.  The ladder resets on July 4th.  You also have until July 8th to buy the one month pass at the current price.  On July 1st, we will be going to a per game pricing with reduced rates based on the number of sheets we have counted and on record here at the pod bay.

As we will not be at CONvergence we will be open at the pod bay for anyone who wants to play.  Hour hours next week will be: Thursday 3pm-10pm, Friday 3pm-10pm, Saturday 1pm – 10pm, and Sunday 1pm-7pm.  We hope that we will see you at the bay!  Also look for Pooka, Murmur, Hyena, or Cono at Convergence for a chance to get free missions!

New pricing will be:
$8     1 Ticket
$30   4 Tickets
$56   8 Tickets
$72   12 Tickets
$100  20 Tickets
Price scales down for 200 missions, 400 missions, 600 missions, 800 missions

200              400     600             800          Tix
$7.50     $7.00     $6.00     $5.50     1
$28.00     $26.00     $22.00     $20.00     4
$52.00     $48.00     $40.00     $36.00     8
$66.00     $60.00     $54.00     $48.00     12
$90.00     $80.00     $70.00     $60.00     20

Thursday nights will be regular nights where 200 or more missions get you all evening play for $30!  On July 8th monthly passes will go from $125 to $250 and they will still be all the missions you can play in one month at that price.

Have questions? Post them here, on the facebook poage, or better yet, come and talk to us!  ~Pooka

News Bulletin!

Hyper Pulse Generators online, incoming transition: News bulletin. Attn. all Pilots! We are sorry to announce that we will not be at CONvergence this year.  This change is due to some communication errors which were experienced with CONvergence, we will still have prizes there for those in the LAN gaming tournaments and we will be posting some extended hours and special events that will happen that weekend at our headquarters.  FSA’s commanders have also been looking at how we do things, so there are some changes coming soon.  Please note that on July 1 our monthly passes will be going up.  Right now they are $125 soon they will be $250, from now until July 1 you can buy as many one month passes as you want for use at a future date.  Pilots please watch all com channels for further updates coming soon.  Pooka out.

Anime Detour 2013

It’s official we will be at Anime Detour again this year!  We are very excited to see everyone at the convention.  However, due to pod transport to the convention our regular site will not be open Thursday 4/18 – Sunday 4/21.  Come see us the week before, or the week after at our site to get your fix, or better yet, if you are at the con come and check out our special events!  Hope to see you soon! ~Pooka

Call signs

A little while back we were having a conversation in the pod bay about where people’s call signs came from.  Cyd and I thought it might be fun to create a thread here on the website where we could all share those stories.  For example, mine, Pooka, came about during my first ever time playing in the pods.  We were in Chicago at Dave and Busters in either 2002 or 2003 we were asked for call signs and one of my old ones was too long, another, created as a joke, was not at all appropriate, and I was stuck.  I quickly pulled out one of the many nicknames I had given to my cat.  Pooka, for the Irish spirit.  As call signs have a tendency to do, Pooka stuck, and of all of the call signs I thought of that day I am so glad I picked Pooka.

What is your story?


New Ladder Rules and Upcoming Events

We have started our new ladder for 2013 with some changes.

The ladder will reset twice a year, closing on December 31st and June 30th and restarting on January 1st and July 1st (or as close to those dates as possible).

Initial population of the ladder each term will be done via a Gunslingers event for BattleTech and a series of duels in Red Planet.

At the end of each normal business day in which the person at the top of the ladder has successfully obtained or defended that rank they receive either half off of that day’s rates (for two or more hours) or a 10% cumulative off of their next month’s monthly pass.   Please note that no one has to accept every challenge they are made, the top of the ladder just has to accept one per visit to get the discount.

The person holding the top of the ladder in each game at the end of each term receives a free month pass, the person in second place for each game gets either two free days of play or half off of a month pass.  30 days without a challenge or defense mission will result in the player dropping one ladder rank.

Each game has different challenge criteria.


-Random map
-Random conditions
-Team Destruction scoring, full advanced mode, No return ON
-Challenger must challenge the person in attendance who is directly above them on the ladder
-Challenger chooses class
-Defender chooses Mech (both players are in the same mech)
-Stock Mechs only
-If Challenger wins, pilot moves ahead of the Defender
-If Challengers loses they lose 1 slot on the ladder, Defender does not move
-In the event of a double kill or no kill, both the Challenger and the Defender lose 1 slot
-No rematches on the same day

Red Planet

-Defender chooses map
-Random conditions
-Death Race scoring
-Challenger must challenge the person in attendance who is directly above them on the ladder
-Challenger chooses VTV
-If Challenger wins they moves ahead of the Defender
-If Challenger loses they lose 1 slot, Defender does not move
-No rematches in the same day


We are also excited to announce some upcoming events.

The 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month will be Martian Football Sundays, the plan is for a Martian football mission to be run at least once every hour in among the BattleTech missions and Death Races.

Siege Assault Saturdays will occur the 2nd Saturday of every month.

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month will also be Random Mech Free for All missions.  This is something new to us but it’s highly successful at the Airlock!


And finally we are going to be running facebook contests for free play!  Watch the facebook site for mystery photos.  Every pilot with a correct answer is entered into a drawing for a free day of play.


In case you can’t tell we are pumped about these new changes and events and we hope that you will all come out and join us soon!