NEWS & EVENT INFO
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Gates Open: 17:30
Set up camp: 17:30 - 19:00
Check-in:18:00 - 20:00
Chrono: 18:00 - 21:00
Night Op Start: 21:30
Night Op End: 01:00
Quiet Time: 02:00
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Gates Open: 07:00
Registration/Check-in: 07:30 - 09:30
Chrono: 08:00 - 09:30
Briefing: 09:30 - 10:00
OP Start: 10:00
OP End: 17:00
Debriefing and Raffle: 17:15 - 18:00
Upon arrival to the field, it is recommended players make their way to the Chrono Station(s) ASAP.
To ensure as much playing time as possible, the time table will be strictly adhered to.
Players are expected to have reviewed the rules prior to arriving. No review of the rules will be conducted. Teams will be given the time to get into position before the game starts.
New for 2019
The 2019 Night Op will be 100% semi auto fire. Last year saw too much abuse of full-auto so we were forced to take it away. This announcement gives player 200+ days to find a weapon that will shoot semi-auto. Full auto is still in effect for the main operation on Sunday July 21, 2019.
The consumption of Drugs and Alcohol will not be tolerated at Op: Loyal Serpent. This has always been the rule since the inception of OLS. The consumption of cannabis and alcohol was directly related to un-sportsmanship like behaviour in 2018, therefore we are going to be pre-emptive. RCMP will be making patrols of the parking lot and camping areas and tickets will be issued. Organizers will be removing intoxicated players from the field. Players involved in altercations and found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or cannabis will be banned from future events.
Loyal Serpent is transitioning to 100% UHF/VHF communications. OLS 4 will not see game organizers issuing FMRS radio channels. UHF/VHF portable radios offer far greater range and more frequencies. This will hopefully allow teams and squads to communicate without interference from the opposing team. 2018 saw excessive amounts of bitching and complaining about radio interference. Hopefully this transition will alleviate the problem. Players choosing to operate FMRS radios may do so but event staff will not be entertaining complaints about interference.
2019 will see players with taped armbands on both arms. Hopefully this will help elevate concerns about team affiliation. We have decided not impose a camo restriction for our Op. Ex: Tan vs Green. We have been to several events that impose a camo restriction and have found it does not fix the problem of identifying your foe. In low light conditions it is impossible to determine what color camo another player is wearing. Everybody looks like a dark silhouette. In addition, there are players who can't afford to have two separate gear/camo load outs. We want our event to be available to all players.
Early Bird Prize Draw
Registration is now open! The first 40 paid players will receive a Paracord bracelet and have their names placed in a draw to win a prize valued over $200. Previous year's Early-Bird Prize Draw included a GBB pistol. By registering early, you have a 1/50 chance of winning a prize that's greater in value than the ticket to play. What are you waiting for? Do you have something better to do? Waiting for a better offer?
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Operation:Loyal Serpent is a MilSim event with a military style command structure.
We are currently looking for volunteers to command each team in 2019.
We are still looking for veteran players to enlist as a Squad Leader. As a Squad Leader you agree to take on responsibilities for a 4-5 trooper squad. You will be responsible to maintain discipline and unity in your squad. You must maintain communication with other squads and follow orders given by your commanding officers. We appreciate the effort.
In 2017 we introduced the 'Embedded Admin', and feel it was very successful. Therefore, the Embedded Admin will be in play again this year. The reason for the Embedded Admin is that there are a limited number of Game Staff and they aren't able to be everywhere. In the spirit of keeping the game as safe and fair as possible we decided to introduce this role. The Embedded Admins will be players, within the game, tasked with ensuring that safety and rules are being adhered to. They will address infractions they observe and bring issues to the attention of Game Staff. The Embedded Admin does not have the authority to eject another player from the game but should be given the same respect as any Field Marshal. Embedded Admins will be clearly identified. Players wishing to volunteer for the duties should be an experienced player, mature and diplomatic in nature.
If you are interested in this duty, kindly email us. Thank you.
Camping: There will be free camping on site, Saturday July 20, 2019. Campers may arrive anytime after 5:30pm. Unfortunately the gates will not open before 5:30pm. There is a fair amount of space but it is first come, first serve. There will be porta-potties, running water for washing up, and lighting. Bring potable water (drinking water). Staff will be on site.
Players wishing a more luxurious camping experience may consider Pike Lake Provincial Park: Pike Lake is a beautiful full service Provincial Park 21km (19 minutes) from Merrill Dunes. The park includes a waterpark, beach, nature trail system, golf course, miniature golf course, cabins, and a large campground