I would appreciate some additional information regarding the play format. The previous two events had the generals pursuing multiple objectives based on what they thought would earn them the most points across (most of) the park simultaneously over the whole weekend. The mission briefing video seems to imply a significantly different scenario. It implies that both sides will have only one mission at a time (e.g., attack or defend the tower), focused on the same field (although it seems you'll have to start from the base location that you've chosen), with no re-spawning within each mission. Is my understanding correct?
Also, while I appreciate the additional elements of giving time to plan, communicate, and review, I think that our general (seems more like a major in the new format - we'll have to forcibly remove his star) would rather there be some up front time for him to organize his team and go over SOPs, comm plan, etc., but have the plan/do/check/act cycle be part of the game once things have kicked off.
I've watched the Mission Brief video multiple times. With Viper out of the event, it seems Operation Endwar III is going to be a lot different than I and II. It appears Endwar III may be more like Operation "Endbattle", not too different than Tropic Thunder and more of the same old, same old. I agree with previous comments, that the general will be more like a major, if there are single objectives at a time. This may result in the spray and pray concept of being hit by a luck shot. The very thing magfed players have invested to avoid.
I like magfed, because Endwar hasn't been the "typical" massive attack event. I hope I missed something in the Mission Brief, because Operation Endwar is suppose to be the Grandaddy of magfed events. I hope Operation Endwar III will hold the thinking paintballer's interest.
RAP4, I know we've only heard part of it, but please tell me I have it wrong. Beside the location, how is Operation Endwar III better than its predecessors? I've been looking forward to this event for 11 months!