Navy Crowdsources Gamers to Fight Pirates

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http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-05/onr-taps-crowdsourcing-power-online-gaming-tackle-somali-pirate-problem

The Office of Naval Research is seeking fresh tactics for fighting the problem of Somali piracy, and it is turning to the defense community via an increasingly common tool for crowd sourcing tactical advice: a video game. ONR’s Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) exercise will gather more than 1,000 players into a three-week scenario where they’ll deal with the complex nature of a changing and evolving threat.
It’s safe to say MMOWGLI won’t look like a massive multiplayer round of Black Ops or Counter Strike. ONR isn’t looking for players that are particularly adept at collecting frags with a virtual rifle, but rather for minds from academia, the defense industry, government organizations and other defense- and naval-related fields that might produce solutions to a set of difficult problems. Like how to defend a growing swath of a major shipping lane from determined bandits in small, fast boats.
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We should totally six pool them.
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05/11/2011 05:40 PMPosted by Silverbug
We should totally six pool them.


But they're Pirates, dood, they totally won't fall for that. We need something more insidious.
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like proxy hatchery?
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Feint. Set up a small ship with valuables on it. Have it secretly covered by submarines. PROFIT!
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Just make a bunch of Marines and go All-in. That should force gg.
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05/11/2011 07:27 PMPosted by BanesidheVex
We should totally six pool them.


But they're Pirates, dood, they totally won't fall for that. We need something more insidious.


Well, we can always try and spawn on Steppes of War or something, I mean, the Arabian sea ain't that big. We'll probably spawn on close positions and hit b4 the wall off.
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Okay, if you're getting pirated, then ur doingitwrong.
Send a huge fleet of submarines and kill them all.

150ish torpedos to blow the f*** out of all the pirates, and $25,000,000 to hold Somalia.

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Voids
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Nah seriously, escort w/ submarines
Then its impossible to pirate when theres a gaping hole in their ship.
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any idea how expensive that would be? to escort many ships with submarines armed and supplied with fuel/torpedoes/food
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