Recruitment FAQ Jan 19, 2015 11:45:06 GMT
Post by R. Wilkes on Jan 19, 2015 11:45:06 GMT
NOTE: If there are any questions you have which are not mentioned in the FAQ, please PM a member of the RAT or reply to this thread explaining your question.
Q: Is there a Teamspeak 3 Server I could join prior to actually applying?
A: We do in fact have a Teamspeak 3 Server which we use as a primary means of communication throughout the unit. Our Teamspeak can be connected to using the following IP: ts62.gameservers.com:9265
Q: What time are trainings and do I always have to attend?
A: Trainings and Operations are conducted on Wednesdays and Sundays on our server at 19:30 GMT in Winter months and 19:30 BST in the Summer months, you are expected to 'filter-in' at 1900 and prepare to start at 1930. You are expected to attend as much as possible with a minimum expected attendance of 50%. However we do understand that real life does come first and we will understand absences due to work, school, illness or bereavement. All we ask is that you post attendance and let us know; we have protocols for such instances.
Q: Do I have to own ARMA 3?
A: Yes. The 2RRF uses ARMA 3 which is required to join our server and participate in Operations and Trainings.
Q: Do I have to be over 16? What if I’m a really mature 15 year old?
A: We have a strict policy regarding age and will deny all applications made by those under 16, this not only due to maturity but also the content of the game, our forums and our members.
Q: How do you share your third party modifications?
A: We use a file hosting website called Mediafire to share modifications with our members securely and efficiently. It also allows us to update on a more regular basis and maintain a strict standardized mod pack.
Q: Do you have specialized pilot roles and how can I become a pilot?
A: Yes, we do in-fact have a Flight Element which has now officially been opened. Aircraft such as the CH-47 Chinook and AH-64D Apache are available along with an SA-330 Puma. If you're main focus is being a pilot within our unit, then you're in luck since we're somewhat desperately in need of a few as an alternative method of transporting our infantry around and delivering fire support.
Q: What do you do to achieve a realistic atmosphere in ARMA?
A: Like many realism or Mil-Sim units the 2RRF uses a concrete rank system, each with it’s own responsibilities and conducts it’s self in a mature manor. We try to simulate training drills and operations conducted by contemporary British and NATO forces and have a distinct chain of command.
Q: What sort of assets (modifications) do you use in ARMA to simulate British forces and do you only ever use British equipment?
A: The 2RRF use a variety of modifications to add to ARMA 3 including new weapons and vehicles. We also use AGM, a medical and miscellaneous enhancement, and TFAR, a radio plugin, for the increased ‘realism’. We try to only use British vehicles and equipment in operations and do not necessarily use armored vehicles, excluding the FV-510 Warrior APC; instead we focus on light motorized or infantry. Moving onto the flight assets, we use the CH-47 Chinook with a British livery in order to transport around troops with ease. Lastly, there's the infamous AH-64D Apache which we use as the Rotary-Wing CAS.
Q: Can I join if I’m already in a community, unit or clan?
A: Unfortunately no, we expect our members to be fully active, punctual and dedicated which we feel would not happen with those who are extending themselves over other units.
Q: What sort of structure does the 2nd Battalion - Royal Regiment of Fusiliers use?
A: At this moment in time, we have a Company structure with only one Platoon to account for the lack of members as, admittedly, we are a fairly new unit within the realm of ARMA 3. Within a Platoon however we intend to have three Sections before we even consider making a second Platoon. A Section, generally, is made of eight men. Eight men being the standard size of a Section within the British Army.
Q: What sort of roles are there available if I become a fully fledged member?
A: Currently there are numerous roles that you can do within your section and on the forums, to start we have the combat roles. These combat roles include section Automatic Riflemen or AR, the AR provides the majority of the section's fire power with the L110A2 Light Machine Gun. Next is the section DMR who carries the 7.62mm L129A1 Marksman Rifle, he provides long range precision fire for the section and can act as the sections eyes on far targets. Lastly is the section Combat Medical Technician (CMT) member who provides quick reaction first aid to his section. We also have the RAT or Recruitment and Application Team which as an applicant you will soon be familiar with, they deal with all incoming applications, paperwork and training of recruits.
Beyond the combat groups we have the non-combat groups from the MDT (Mission Development Team) which provides all of our missions from training to campaigns and operations and the REME. The REME or Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, provide website, TeamSpeak and game server support as well as act as a 'help desk' for people who struggle with their modifications or game.
Q: Do you use Armoured Units, 'Special Forces' or 'Snipers' ?
A: For our official missions we do not use anything that a platoon in the British Army wouldn't use, the line with armoured vehicles is usually drawn at APCs which we use for transport such as the British 'Bulldog' APC or the 'Warrior' for a bit more firepower. We are not an armored platoon and thus do not use heavier vehicles such as the Abrams or Challenger tanks. As for special forces and other more elite roles, we stick to being grunt infantry trained in, well.. infantry, though we do frequently use light motorized ground vehicles for transport and fire support on the ground. As for Special Forces and Snipers, as stated above we emulate a bog-standard Battalion, yet an elite Platoon within the British Army, they are not 'SF' and due to our size and skill set we do not use snipers at all. Any use of a 'sniper rifle' such as the LRR or M107 .50cal would be used in a fire support role and would be part of a section rather than a 'lone wolf'.