With Wing Commander Arena hopefully just weeks away, we'd like to take the wraps off a neat feature to help fans build their own squadrons for the game. This is possible with the new Squadrons Section. Aspiring wing commanders with a Crius.net and XBox Live account can easily create their own squad and then manage memberships, mottos, bios and more with the built-in Crius.net groups interface. In the future we hope to conduct tournaments and add features as it becomes possible, but feel free to get started right away!
- Register for a CIC Forums account if you don't already have one. You will also need an Xbox Live account. More information about Xbox Live can be found here. In the profile tab of your Forums control panel, you can enter your Xbox Live Gamertag and a brief pilot biography. You can also choose which faction you belong to.
- Post a message to this thread with your squadron name and motto. You may share command with other members. As squadron leader, you will have to accept or deny any join requests from other members. We can't do this for you. To manage your squadron members, go to the group memberships tab of your Forums control panel. Review the join requests for your squadron. Check the appropriate actions and click the authorization button.
- Go to the group memberships tab of your Forums control panel. Select the squadron you wish to join and click the submit button. On the following page, you may state a reason for wanting to join. Finally, click the send button. You will become a member of the squadron after a squadron leader has reviewed and accepted your request.