Anatomy of a Typical Rescue
This is what you might see on IRC during a ‘typical’ rescue. “Bot” is our IRC bot, currently <Mechasqueak[BOT]>. Names/Roles are marked in RED and additional information on what exactly is going on is marked in BLUE
|Ratsignal Eravate PC|
(“Ratsignal” is a codeword that triggers an alarm in most of our IRC programs. Most of our clients arrive through our web form, which makes MechaSqueak automatically trigger a ratsignal. It also includes a check on whether the client is on emergency O2.)
<Dispatch> !prep Client
<%> <Client> Please drop from super cruise, come to a complete stop and disable all modules EXCEPT life support
<Client> ok done
<Rat1> 1j (1 jump away and available to rescue.)
<Rat2> 3j (3 jumps away and available to rescue.)
<Rat3> 15j (15 jumps away and available to rescue.)
<Dispatch> !go 7 Rat1 Rat2
<%> <Client>: Please add the following rat(s) to your friends list: rat1, rat2
<Dispatch> stand down Rat3
<Dispatch> !pcfr Client
<%> Client: To send a friend request, go to the menu (Hit ESC), click friends and private groups, and click ADD FRIEND.
<Rat2> fr+ 1j
<Dispatch> <Client> now please send them a wing invite.
<Dispatch> !pcwing Client
<%> Client: To send a wing request, go to the comms panel (Default key 2), hit ESC to get out of the chat box, and move to the second panel (Default key E). Then select the CMDR you want to invite to your wing and select Invite to wing.
<Client> ok sent
<Rat1> wr+ (Confirming that they’re in the wing. Like friend requests, WR- would indicate no wing request yet.)
<Dispatch> Client now please drop your wing beacon.
<Dispatch> !pcbeacon Client
<%> Client: To drop a wing beacon, go to the right-side panel (Default key 4), navigate to the functions screen (Default key Q), select BEACON and set it to WING
<Client> beacon set
<Dispatch> Thanks Client
<Rat1> bc+ (Confirming they can see the beacon and en route.)
(In some cases, the client can be a considerable distance away from the main star. In these cases, it is preferable to report the distance to the beacon, so Dispatch can judge whether it's best to log the client out while you travel to them. Especially if they tried to supercruise to the next system over and are 20,000ls+ away.)
<Dispatch> Thanks, if you see that blue timer pop up let me know right away.
<Dispatch> rgr Rat1 try a manual drop.
<Rat2> visual on Client
<Dispatch> Great work guys, db&pw when ready.
<Dispatch> !clear Client Rat2