We've got a few MG guys rolling around here, Castinar. I know Worldsprayer and Elethinis have been pretty active with a lot of interest. I need an MG POC to light a fire under the collective asses of the community.
Joint Task Force Viper is what we normally use, but for this we're going to have SSR take the administrative lead, I believe. Between the two communities I think we're going to have a pretty decent showing.
It's great to see serious guilds starting to show up here. I thought I was going overboard when I made my guild page back in 2012 with in depth kingdom/military infrastructure charts. Unfortunately most of my image links broke in the time since. Once we get to Steam Greenlight release I'll probably remake it. Looking forward to fighting/allying with SSR. I've either had great experiences playing with military guys, or they were absolutely terrible.
BTW reinstalling Warband right now, PM your Steam names if you want to play.
Not to toot your horn to much but particularly to finalreview I've played Planetside 2 with these guys which most of the military gamers guys have also played and they were totally chill and fun to hangout with. Don't let them being in the military deter you it just means there teamplayers. It's like being part of a good sports team.
The philosophy that we've adopted here in Silver Sun Republic follows parallel to that of how I actually lead my units in RL. There are no bad soldiers, just 'works in progress.'
I don't care how terrible of a player you are because we will take the time specifically to make you better. That goes for a whole person concept from leadership to combat and just general MMO-mechanics. We set aside time to teach people the beeps and squeaks behind game design and how that can help you understand mechanics better. We specifically teach people how to lead and how to follow. We spend time in the virtual range in Planetside 2 teaching people how to aim and fire their weapons.
The Air Force's philosophy is that people are the greatest resource in an organization and I believe that 100%. If a player is willing to learn we will invest heavily in teaching them how to play so that there are no 'bad' players in SSR.
Now, if a person isn't willing to listen ... that's a whole other issue and we've even taken time to adjust those attitudes as well.
I've been doing this for 15 years now and my number one goal is to keep the inclusive group feel going while building a community of mutual respect. You'll never see us tag "Online Gaming" onto the end because I have no desire to adopt some corporate model for our crew.