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What environment do you strive for in your regiment, I understand you may have multiple answers. But what is your priority?

Discipline
15 (40.5%)
Skill
9 (24.3%)
Fun
13 (35.1%)

Total Members Voted: 36

Voting closed: March 20, 2013, 06:37:00 pm

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Offline Galadhion

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2013, 06:09:42 pm »
Discipline. Without discipline, fun will not last. And without discipline, skill is useless. Skill is a bullet, discipline is the barrel and fun is the target.

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2013, 06:10:50 pm »
Discipline. Without discipline, fun will not last. And without discipline, skill is useless. Skill is a bullet, discipline is the barrel and fun is the target.

Well said!

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2013, 11:55:55 am »
Discipline and a good leader makes a regiment skilled.

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 10:49:37 am »
Life can even be painful;

But life is what you make it,

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2013, 04:50:35 pm »
Life can even be painful;

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2013, 05:59:43 pm »
I like all of them. Discipline, fun, and skill... although players who focus on skill are no fun, and have no discipline.

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2013, 12:47:26 am »
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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2013, 04:02:08 pm »
if I had one, I would say fun

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2013, 04:39:35 am »
I'm more into fun and skill. Disipline is Meh.

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 09:59:36 am »
Discipline is the best I'm from the 29th worcestershire now i have been playing since MM as most of us have and i can tell you that people have fun through winning and i have seen it all and been though it all. lines that when halted running into each other delaying the line and in that time getting shot to hell. little kids and troll taking into there mic like there is no tommorow and we cant hear orders getting us killed and pissing everyone off. Then i found the 29th and will never leave till im dead. we are well know liked and big we have trainings most every other day learing all the orders and what to do when we hear it we dont every type in-events talking is kept to Pts and throught that we kill everything. skill it not really a big deal since skill dont stop bullets and cant kill all attackers or block everything. fun is great but only after events.

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Re: What environment do you strive for?
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2013, 02:22:32 am »
I think fun by definition is an individual concept. Exp, some folks have fun kicking baby puppies, some enjoy letting out stress from a hard day by goofing off with their friends, some like recreating history and creating a community that is effective at achieving its goals. Whatever "your" goals are, there are plenty of regiments that fit into different levels of the extremes. I think the only trick is finding the right regiment for you.

My personal thought on the matter, though, is that you can't have lasting fun in our LineBattling community without some discipline. The linebattles themselves have rules, which automatically requires some base level of discipline.
Think of it this way; those guys that chatter the entire time in TS and screw around in-game and horseplay. YA, they get to have their version of fun. But what about the guys who want to be the most skilled warriors in their regiment? To claim all the kills, show off their merit and be a star? And what about the guys that want some peace over the air-waves to hear the orders and focus on their surroundings and excel at the game as well, but maby on a more company-level rather than individually? And then you have the historically minded folks, who enjoy a more serious reenacting environment? To them, being more serious with the game is fun. But without good command and discipline with moderation, all these types of players can't exist together. The goofying off fellows and warrior-rambo guys break orders to get their last shot off, to chase down the straggler when the officer orders the line to reform, to jump out of formation and try taking on all the circling cavalry on his own, which in turn causes more men to follow him out of formation? The players trying to be more immersed or take a more serious approach are at a constant struggle with the loose and even somewhat chaotic fellows, calling one side "Too uptight" and the other "Trollish and annoying".

It's up to the self-claimed commander to decide whether he wants to create a regiment that entertains one side of the spectrum or tries to moderate. From my experience, a regiment of moderation can actually help folks mature on a personal level. I've known goofy troll-like fellows that joined our regiment, and instead of angrily quitting on account of some discipline requirements they didn't like, they stayed(Or were allowed to stay) and maby calmed down a bit, worked with the officers and other players at a semi-bearable level, maby even sparked an interest in the operation and effectiveness of the company/regiment. Other folks who joined seemed to get a nervous break down, shouting at folks to quit messing up the line or head-bobbing so much, or chatting over the orders. Some of those folks stayed too and maby learned a little endurance and patience with the other players.
The other category I mentioned before would be the "rambo-minded" folks, which is what I was(sorta still am), in combination with the historically-minded as well. The rambos of the regiment like to break orders to achieve more personal goals on the battlefield. But my rambo-complex was at odds with my joy of history and actually helping the regiment look and BE the most damn awesome regiment we could be. In a sense, my desire to show off also led to a desire to help the regiment I was in show off. So ya, I was one of those folks that liked to get the men to follow orders effectively and look fit, capable and keen. I think everyone can have the most fun as a whole when there's moderation and some discipline involved. It's like a sandbox game, in a world without a rules and you can be god, life can get pretty boring without goals to follow.
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