The LC, or "Logistics Commander" is responsible for setting the cap chain for the Basilisks and keeping track of free combat caps for the FC.
LC’s Duties are:
Set Up and Update Cap Chain
Assign Remote Sensor Booster Targets
Inform FC about the number of Combat Caps
Setting up the cap chain is straightforward. You transcribe the names from Basi chat in the same order they are on the right of the chat window .
Then put the Logi level to the left of each pilot's name. The color (combat cap status) of each pilot depends on the person below them. By default, that number is blue. However, every Logi 4 pilot needs a second permacap from the person above them, so above every Logi 4 pilot make the number for that person red. Also remember that the list wraps around, top to bottom; if the Logi 4 is at the top of the list, the person at the bottom is red.
In the example Abrahm is a level 4 pilot, so we set the person above him to red. Since the list wraps around, that person is Tywin Maulerant, who is correctly set to red. There are no other Logi 4 pilots, so the remaining pilots are blue. Remember that for any Basilisk, your red/blue status has nothing to do with your own Logi level, but that of the Basi below you.
At some point the cap chain may break down for some reason. This may happen when a Basi is stuck on a gate, died in the middle of a site, DC’d, or is being jammed for a prolonged period of time. Whatever the reason, the fix is the same:
Step 1) Don’t Panic
Step 2) Find out who is unstable: this can be done by doing a stability check in Basi chat. Write a line like
The Basi pilots will type ‘s’ for stable or ‘-s’ for not stable.
Step 3) Fix the issue- they are either unstable because their incoming permacap from below is gone or they are an Logi 4 pilot who is now missing a cap from above.
Step 4) If all else fails have the whole chain send 1 cap up 1 cap down while the issue is resolved until a new chain can be made.
If at any point in the process of sorting out the cap chain issues you have a pilot not responding to you, feel free to call them out on comms to check basi chat.
If a Basi is jammed, "Cap Around" them and have the person below them put a combat cap on the person above the jammed pilot. If a Basi is being neuted, they should type 'NNN' in BasiChat, broadcast for cap, and have their cap buddy put their combat cap on them as well as the standard cap chain permacap. Do not broadcast for cap if there are Outunis neuting other targets.
The LC also needs to be able to tell the FC how many combat caps the fleet has. This is as simple as counting the number of pilots sending a single cap to the chain. You can count either the ‘5’s or you can count the Blue numbers; both options work.
Finally, the LC needs to assign remote sensor boosters to targets. The first priority is the DDD. During a TCRC, the DDD should receive 2-3 resebos with Scan Resolution scripts to assist in locking the Niarjas. After the DDD has sufficient remote sensor boosters, the rest of them go to Basi above you in the chain ("Up") with Scan Resolution scripts. In a TPPH or NRF, all remote sensor boosters should go Up in the chain.
In this picture you can see words to the right of the name of each member in the Basi chain that has a remote sensor booster. These words specify their respective remote sensor booster target. You’ll notice that 2 of the names have “DDD”, the other remote sensor boosters say “UP”. This is because the LC has determined that 2 remote sensor boosters should go to the DDD and the rest stay in the basi chain.
If possible, you should choose to have BLUE names put their sensor booster on the DDD (that is, pilots providing combat caps). This helps minimize the number of locks required by default, freeing up more locks for reps.
While LC there are a few ways you communicate with other logi. For the most part, Basi Chat should be your primary means of communication, Following that, there is Fleet chat for non-emergency issues, and if you cant fix the issue on either of those, call out on comms.
Please do not make changes to the MOTD beyond updating the Cap Chain and Remote Sensor Booster targets. Thank you for helping the daily operations of WTM!