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Remember? Tomorrow the day has come when we all got deployed in the game where it all begun :P

South Ossetian Autonomous Region

April 16, 2008

05:45

Welcome to Tbilisi, gentlemen -- I hope you got some shuteye on the

flight from Bragg, because now that we're here we've got a lot of

work to do.

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I never get sick of hearing that briefing... I couldn't tell you how many times I've played the SP side of GR.

Wow, I'm getting all misty... please excuse me, I have something in my eye...

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Ha, awesome Peace, nice one.

Think I'll fire that up tonight :thumbsup:

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so who is offering a server at 5:30 in the morning. i would be there for a quick game before work! :o=

i can't believe it has been that long already...still awesome after all these years

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I don't know what to post actually, except that I'm glad to be part of this piece of history :thumbsup:

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Oh wow, you beat us to this. Glad to see we're not the only ones reminiscing. I should have a post up shortly to celebrate this day...so stay tuned. :P

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Submit your most creative “what I did today†story to the thread on the official forum by tomorrow (April 17) 5:45 AM, Tbilisi time… the authors of the five most creative stories, chosen by staff from the original GR, will win super fun time prizes. Good luck!

p.s. In case you reached this contest via the forum, please be sure to also check out the RSE site for more on today's events!

[Merged with the existing thread on the "anniversary"]

Edited by Pave Low

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Nice! :yes: I think I got more thrills and chills listening to that first briefing than I have most games I've played. ;)

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Well, here's my competition entry (posted in official thread too) - what I did today, reminisced a little about past missions. It was about 1am when I typed it up so I missed stacks of stuff - would be good to do this properly without the deadline.

It started late in 2001 (real world time heh), that was when I first led the Ghost's - although at that time I sometimes wondered who was leading who, as these guys knew how to handle themselves - if only our more recent recruits showed the same common sense under fire! Anyway, that was a heck of a mission - capture some guy called Papashvili. Found him hanging about in some caves, we soon had him under control though. It was on the very next mission that we first got out hands on the OICW, what fun we had with that baby. IfI remember correctly that was out first night sortie too - recovering a downed pilot. Those were the first of hundreds of missions, but the first 15 eventually led us to moscow - that was cold - too cold.

After that we headed for a warmer climate - desert missions mostly - starting with a beach landing. That was fun, fighting our way up the slopes and then trying to take the radio tower. I think it was after that mission things got a bit more civil around the area - probably something to do with our new addition - Lindy Cohen. Her first mission with us was to rescue a group of workers in a refinary - some nasty CQB in there. We did 6 more missions in desert camo before heading of for some Island fun.

The first mission was on a plantation, man those farmers knew how to shoot though. That campaign ended up in a hilly area, where we had to find Priego, that was a heck of a mission.

If I count right, that was 31 missions we were sent on back in the day - officially. After that we took on a shed load of unofficial missions. There was rumour of uncle sam getting back to us with another official call up in April 2005, but it was pulled at the last minute. The guys were not amused. Luckily for us, word was out and we had work offers coming out of our boots.

We went to all sorts of places, we were even sending postcards from peru at one point - although those missions were no holiday. Then it was the opposite extreme, some of the guys even got Frostbite. We were even getting supplied with custom gear, and weapons - it was hard to keep up with it all. In mid 2005 there was word of a whole new era for Ghost Recon, we got pumped about that, we stayed cool though, sat back and had some cola, Classic GR cola, we all Grin'd about that - especially when we heard "Warfighter" being banded about.

In Aug 2005 we went for some Special Detatchment duties, that was one of many co-operative ventures we undertook, they were BAD sometimes, but always stealty, Stealth Recon, that's what we called some of them. We met a tonne of guys on those missions, great days - but No Easy Days.

Early in 2006 we kept waiting for a new batch of missions orders to come in, Advanced Warfighter missions, as usual there were delays, but eventually we were back in action. New places to go, new people to uhm, meet. That was a couple of years ago now, I remember when we started getting all the new gear, some of the guys were going all hardcore on us and ripping off all the new tech the boffins had come up with - cross comm my a**. It had it's uses though, saved my bacon a few times.

Mid 2007 another batch of AW missions came down from command, more of the same - easy pickings for us now. After we cleaned those up a lot of the guys went back to take on some older, outstanding contracts, and then before we knew it we were getting more custom contractor work. There's a whole group of guys away right now on a specialist sniper campaign right now. That's what's great about the Ghosts, the custom jobs just keep coming in, and every one is better than the last.

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Submit your most creative “what I did today†story to...
Can't we mail it in, here? Might get more traffic/responses if unofficial means are available.

AAR

The Team successfully completed all objectives with judicious use of binoculars, without detection-in accordance with standing ROE, and was able to accomplish this while never leaving the mission area once, or taking a personal call from POTUS.

All in all, a good day.

:shifty:

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Submit your most creative “what I did today” story to...
Can't we mail it in, here? Might get more traffic/responses if unofficial means are available.

It makes sense to have all the entries listed in one place mate, even I managed to post "over there" :D , you can do it :thumbsup:

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Thanks all for your patience...I've posted up the winners. You'll see some familiar faces from here... :thumbsup:

It was a tough decision but the [GR] dev team members managed to select the winners.

* ROCKY (original signed copy of Ghost Recon)

* DrPeace (copy of Legacy Edition, signed by original GR team members)

* Vth_F_Smith (signed LE)

* Davidporter52 (signed LE)

* Killerskippy (signed LE)

* Thales.100 (signed LE)

Thanks to all who participated, and congrats to the winners! If you are a winner, please send me a private message (here, or at Ubi) with your name and address.

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Excellent!! I won something.

I will admit though that I was a little unclear about wether it had to be actual or even GR related. It said to be creative and imaginative so I was. Was great to celebrate the insertion of the ghost though :thumbsup:

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:coolspeak:

* ROCKY (original signed copy of Ghost Recon)

* DrPeace (copy of Legacy Edition, signed by original GR team members)

* Vth_F_Smith (signed LE)

* Davidporter52 (signed LE)

* Killerskippy (signed LE)

* Thales.100 (signed LE)

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* ROCKY (original signed copy of Ghost Recon)

Dude, I am so envious! That is a sweet prize. Is it going to go up with your other 10 signed copies of ghost recon :P . You had a great post though and definitly deserve it.

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Thanks. I don't believe I have a signed game, but I do have a signed poster kicking around here somewhere :D

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Way to go Rocky!!! Well-deserved and a nicely written piece.

Hey, what is this GR "Legacy Edition"?? Don't think I've actually seen it in stores ...

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Way to go Rocky!!! Well-deserved and a nicely written piece.

Hey, what is this GR "Legacy Edition"?? Don't think I've actually seen it in stores ...

I think it must be the GRAW pack.

GRAW 2 Co-op Collection2 Announced

Posted by Rocky on Monday, March 3 2008

Team Xbox have details on a brand new Co-op Collection for GRAW 2. Gamers website PlayToCompete have done their sums and reckon that the GRAW 2 Legacy Edition will include all previously released GRAW 2 DLC, including this new co-op collection.

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