In preparation for the launch of Planet Cyrene, a TeamSpeak3 server was created to facilitate communications when the role-playing covert ops series begin. Each covert ops series will most likely be comprised of 2-4 parts, and each part consisting of segments. The segments will give us an opportunity to play out portions of the covert ops storyline in a way that will allow us to assign missions and activities to participants without it becoming an overwhelming process. Meaning ... one part to a covert ops series may be too involved to role-play in one session, and therefore, the segments give us more flexibility. It also gives multiple individuals and groups an opportunity to get involved. The TeamSpeak operation will allow us to remain connected in voice chat to those individuals and/or groups, or socs who will be participating. With groups and/or socs with several members participating, we may only require the team leader join us on TS for communication. This aspect of the operation will also allow Syer and I to be at key points in the role-playing scenario in-game in order to collect photos and video footage. Prior to a segment being played out, I will have the storyline planned according to the story arcs that Ed and I create, and participants will have a specific role. Once a segment in a part of the covert ops series has been completed in-game, Syer will produce a proper video, and I will write the storyline as I have done with the Zekkonians series, along with photos. It will then get published at CyreneForum.com first, and then at EntropiaPlanets.com. In this way, the community won't have to wait for an entire part of a series to be complete before it is published. Also, once we start this in-game activity, it's probably going to be easier for us to assign missions and activities if you let us know that you're interested so that we can add you to the list. We really want to be fair and allow as many people as possible the opportunity to participate, which is why I had asked in another thread for people to PM me if interested (which is going well). Depending on the segment, we may need a lot of people, or only a few, so please do express your interest. On another note ... each in-game role-playing segment will also be broadcast live over MindStar Radio. This way, those who are listening in and not participating will be able to hear the craziness of what's going on, and perhaps even learn of new mysteries and secrets being revealed. Always expect the unexpected. Syer and I will also be working on connecting Skype to the radio software, which will allow both of us to be on-air at the same time. We may also have a surprise guest now and then during these role-playing scenarios as well, so ... much to look forward to. Also ... Syer took MSR for another test drive and it worked beautifully with him in-game, on Skype (I think), and in TS as well while broadcasting live. No glitches, and we're hoping that it stays that way with no hiccups going forward. If so, then you'll be hearing more of him on the radio for sure. We had an immensely productive Tuesday, and we just couldn't be happier, BUT ... I would be incredibly negligent if I didn't give a HUGE thank you to Peter (aka EP Admin) for setting up the TS operation on our radio server. AND last but not least ... my awesome MSR/MSM partner (Syer) created the TS graphic banner. He did it in secret while we were actually setting up the server and then sprung it on me as a surprise. It shows up on the TS server, and then he created a larger one for this thread. He's always doing stuff like this, and I just couldn't be more pleased to be working with him. We are having a blast. We're excited about the future of MSR and MSM and what we plan to bring to the community after the launch of Cyrene. Looking forward to seeing you there, even if it's just for a visit.