Netrek: Social Programs
Important tools for coordinating the actions of a netrek team
include specialized jargon and an associated set of social programs.
Each program includes a set of actors and responsibilities. Some programs:
selfless assault by expendable players on a valuable target.
When ogging a base, oggers will carefully synchronize to
maximize inflicted damage.
To displace or destroy enemy units and hold a contested space.
It is difficult to hold a position, so usually this need to be
carefully coordinated to to be done just in time, but still
well before valuable resources are brought into the area.
Escorting a carrier or other individual is relatively simple,
but acting as one of many base escorts is much more complex,
since the job involves more than just dog-fighting: the escorts
must mark cloaked ships for the base's powerful weapons, move
would-be-oggers away from the base, and stay far from the base
and other escorts so as to avoid a base-devastating chain-ogg.
The most basic activity is also the most varied and complex.
Involving carriers, escorts, clearing wings and possibly decoys
working in careful coordination.