Ace Combat 101 is an article and video series designed to introduce new players to the Ace Combat series and welcome back returning fans. This collaboration between Ace Combat Fan, Project Lighthouse and Tomcat 171 is designed to be easily understandable without having to view dozens of web pages and videos.
Work on this project has been underway well before this project was announced. Ace Combat Fan and Tomcat 171 are providing video content dedicated to game play. The videos will cover a range of topics including basic aerial maneuvers and advanced tactics. All videos will be available on their YouTube channels. Project: Lighthouse is creating a series of articles that will explain the franchise, the original world Ace Combat world "Strangereal", the type of series Ace Combat is and more. Each article will have an optional drop down menu to allow for further explanation on certain subjects. The final combined product of this project will be hosted on the Project: Lighthouse website in the form of a single web page where all content can be accessed in a unique presentation.
Large scale collaboration efforts are somewhat rare in the Ace Combat online community. The last community project of similar size and scope was the Infinity Ace Seminar. That guide was a spoiler free introduction and quick start guide for Ace Combat Infinity. It was created by two community created and operated Ace Combat information websites, Acepedia and Electrosphere.info. When completed, the Infinity Ace Seminar was promoted by the official Ace Combat Facebook page on May 27th, 2014, the same day Ace Combat Infinity received its world wide launch.
Ace Combat 101 combines the expertise and experience of long established Ace Combat content creators, and members of the Ace Combat online community that have been playing the games since the 1990s. Distilling this knowledge into an easy to read and watch experience is the goal of this project.
Ace Combat Fan
Independent Content Creator
One of the most well-known Ace Combat video content creators. On his channel videos about Ace Combat, Macross, Yukikaze, community projects and other subjects can be found. He mixes information and humor to present an easily approachable experience into Ace Combat lore. Recently ACF went to PAX West to play the demo for Ace Combat 7 and is doing his best to increase the popularity of the franchise.
Joined Project Lighthouse as a guest in February 2018 and quickly sky rocketed to becoming a staff member. He is currently a part of the branch that creates content for the website. After a flurry of interviews, analysis and event coverage from August to September, he is now the lead organizer of Ace Combat 101. His primary focus in this project is article creation and schedule management.
One of the three leaders of Project Lighthouse. He has been the leader of the branch that creates content and manages the Lighthouse website since November 2017. Active in the online community since late 2004 and founder of the now defunct Electrosphere.info English Ace Combat database. His work for Ace Combat 101 focuses on article creation and presentation of the information, alongside managing ongoing and incoming projects.
Independent Content Creator
One of the first Ace Combat YouTubers that is still active. After a brief hiatus, he returned when there was solid news about the release of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Recently Tomcat attended EGX, the largest game show in the United Kingdom and had the opportunity to play Ace Combat 7. He is well known for his extensive Ace Combat merchandise collection and the uniquely spirited and colorful presentation in his videos.