Tracer FIRE 5 Online ran Feb 4-8, 2012. Like previous Tracer FIRE events, Tracer FIRE 5 Online consisted of a 2-day training in 4 parallel tracks, followed by a 2½-day game. Unlike previous years, both the trainings and the game were entirely online. This allowed us to reach a far wider audience than in previous years: at game start there were 583 registrations across 10 countries.
There are always memorable moments at any Tracer FIRE, and Tracer FIRE 5 Online was, surprisingly, no different. Highlights included:
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Lastly, we would have had to kick out approximately 300 registrants had it not been for the good folks at Linode stepping forward with a donated virtual server to host the non-government version of the game. Thank you so much, guys.