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my lord posted a topic in Teams & ClansIF YOUR LOOKING FOR A COMPETITIVE CLAN LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!!!!! COME JUMP ON OUR SERVER AND EVEN JOIN US ON DISCORD. TLR is a friendly community of players that focuses on competitive game play. We are part of every squad competition available at the moment. We are looking for like minded people to join us. We aim to become one of the most feared team in the game. we have trainings every Friday PLEASE COME JOIN AND SEE FOR YOUR SELF.link to our discord: https://discord.gg/sdny63d
Website: United Warfare Gaming Discord: United Warfare Gaming Steam Group: United Warfare Gaming Location: US (Dedicated Machine) 80 Players, All maps, All modes Server Rules: SLs Must Use A Mic SLs Can Kick For Any Reason SLs Must Work With Other SLs No Advertising Without UWG Approval No Racist, Sexist, and Abusive behavior No Cheating - Any use of glitches, exploits, and/or hacks. No Offensive Names No Intentional Team Kills No Unassigned/AFK No Overly-negative Behavior, Trolling, and/or Disrespect No Disrespect Toward Mod or Admin No Main-Spawn camping. The closest an enemy combatant can get to a Main is half the distance from that Main to its first objective. Ambushing enemy vehicles and infantry beyond that radius is allowed. Locked Squads - Every squad must have a minimum 2 people in order to lock, maximum of 8 squads per team. Any role-specific squad MUST help the team and not "lone-wolf". Responding to Command Channel is Required. Admin/Mods reserve the right to remove anyone at anytime. Ban Appeals, Complaints and/or reporting players on the server are handled on our Discord and Website
Queens Fighting Force (QFF) QFF clan is now disbanding. We started 1st January 2017 and became one of the most common names within the community. The stats show that our 2 servers are in the top 5 in the world and top in EU. This is a collective of Founders, moderators, admins and members of QFF that helped to keep it going. So much hard work and a lot of spare time outside of work has gone into creating a great community for a great game. It is a unrewarding tasks, but we did this for over a year. I wish to address that some of you are oblivious but the toxicity in this community is on the scale of COD. There are witch hunts between clans and players. Reddit, youtube, forums and probably the local news paper. Devs are sick and tired of all the bickering between all the players and the clans. People have put in so much effort and the majority of the issues are ignored or dealt with in private. After personally taking absence from the game, the QFF doors are now shutting. All the best. Good luck with the internet! You need it. Hi Everyone, I just wish to announce a new clan that has been created by my partner Little Jenny. It's called Queens Fighting Force and you might have seen us around a fair bit in different servers. Queens Fighting Force currently has 50+ members. To send people this way please use the following url http://tiny.cc/qffclan We have a server called (QFF) Queens Fighting Force ENG. We also have a training server under the custom browser which is always on Jensen's range We utilize Steam for our events (friendly matches, CCFN, Fun Friday etc) in the calendar and posting updates in both our steam group and our discord announcement channel. Very organised and relaxed environment. Servers: QFF #1 steam://connect/184.108.40.206:7777 QFF #2 steam://connect/220.127.116.11:7787 QFF Training steam://connect/18.104.22.168:7797 QFF requirements: • Aged 18+ • 300+ hours in SQUAD and INVITE only (we are looking for competitive players) • English speaking • Fairly active in SQUAD (at least a couple of times a week ideally 10 hours a week). We play other games too, but our core game is SQUAD. • CCFN/Friendly matches are purely optional, great way to fight against the best of the best in the community to improve skill. • Fairly mature, but able to have a laugh too. • All our members are whitelisted on the server if you're active within our community. • All members have permissions to see Team kills so they can report it to our admin team. We're looking for great medics, squad leaders and regular all round players. You will find that we're very relaxed and open clan, semi-casual not milsim. If you are interested or just want to say hi then our discord channel is over here... Discord: https://discord.gg/kvT7zty See you in battle! Rules Community Rules: Our rules is a list you must follow and be aware of at all times. If you break one of these rules, depending on the severity anything from a Warning to a Ban will occur. 1. Be respectful and civil toward your fellow players, This includes no excessively offensive language deemed as socially un-acceptable, trolling, racism or hate speeches directed towards any other players in the game. You must respect new players and now be overly aggressive towards others. Depending on the situation and severity this will get you anywhere from a warning to a ban. 2. No hacking or exploiting the game, You must not use any hacks which modify the game towards yours or others advantages, or if you know of any exploits you must not use these in game. Hacking will always get you a permanent ban. Exploiting will get you a ban if you have done the exploit intentionally. You will also be reported onto community ban list. 3. No deliberate team-killing, You must not deliberately kill your team mates, or use any weaponry or vehicle in an offensive manner with the intention of killing the other player or provoking them into returning fire on you. You must apologise for accidental team-kills. Team-killing depending on the situation will result in a kick or a ban, we may also warn you depending on the situation, you may also be reported on the community ban list. An intentional kill witnessed will result in a permanent and instant ban. 4. As Squad Leader your squad must make a reasonable effort to work as a team and contribute towards the objectives. We encourage players to work as a team at all times, you and your squad must make a reasonable attempt to work as a team and contribute to the victory of the game. We won’t ban you if you are bad at the game and are just not getting to the correct objectives or you are not always working at your best, but we will ban you If you are sat in the corner of the map doing nothing or you purposely make an effort to not contribute. We will usually give you a warning, failure to comply with this will result in a kick of the squad leader. 5. All Squad Leaders must have a working Microphone and be able to speak English Please do not go squad leader if you cannot speak English or use your microphone. You will be kicked from the game if you haven’t got a microphone and are leading a squad, please make a reasonable effort to communicate to other squads when they ask. 6. No advertising or spam. We understand that you may wish to promote your clan, but our server is not the right place to do this, we recommend posting your clan information on the Squad forums. Spamming also refers to not spamming the microphone aka Singing or repeating annoying words etc, also no spamming the team or global chat. 7. No offensive squad names. Your squad name must be named appropriately and not be offensive towards others. If you fail to follow this we will ask you to change the squad name next round, if you are the only person in the squad we will ask you to leave and remake the squad. If you repeatedly name your squad offensively you will get banned. 8. No meta gaming/ghosting. This means you are not allowed to switch team to find enemy objectives or information and report them back to your team, or switch back teams and use this information to succeed. If we find you doing any of this, you and anyone working with you will get banned. 9. No impersonations. Please do not impersonate a staff members or QFF Member, doing this will get you a warning, kick or ban! 10. No player or vehicle blocking. Please do not stand in doorways or alleyways with the intention to block players from moving, this also applies to vehicles, doing this will get you a kick. Repeated offences will result in a ban. 11. Be respectful to new players and help them out! If you see a new player, please be respectful and kind to them and help them out to the best of your ability. 12. Seeding the QFF server. We will ask both teams to not destroy each others FOBs and to just fight over 1 point on a map until the server populates. When there are enough players on the server to fight a normal round (approximately 30 players), we will broadcast when all flags and FOBs are in play, going back to normal play. We thank those that help to seed with us, but certain individuals that choose to just sit in a vehicle and camp the FOB or refuse to cooperate may be asked to leave as they are being more disruptive than helpful. You will find this is standard practice when it comes to seeding a server. We will normally seed with infantry only maps, but if there are instanes with vehicles being available, please just use them as a taxi. 13. Locked Squads. We like to encourage teamwork and do not wish to have have multiple locked squads for just your friends. 2 man BTR squads or 3 man mortar teams is acceptable, just remember to name your squads with this. We will ask you to unlock the squad if we see no valid reason for it. 14. English speaking server. We have always said that Squad Leaders are to have a microphone and speak English, but we have seen a few instances where foreigners form squads and go do their own thing. This is a team based game and we have the right to ask if these groups do not communicate or play the objectives, they will be warned or kicked if no response. 15. Communities/Clans. There have been some instances where people from other clans or communities believe they are exempt from the rules. You must adhere to them just the same as a non clan player. If we see multiple members team killing, disrupting and trolling from the same group, we retain the right to remove all members so not to further disrupt our servers. If you feel this to be unfair, you might want to speak to your members and advise them that their actions can and will affect the entire clan being removed. Large groups connecting to the servers can be disruptive a) going against public which don't have as much coordination / experience b) when you've had your fun then you all disconnect leaving the server unbalanced. Please don't stack if you have a large group connecting. QFF split between 2 servers and sometimes split once again between 2 teams on each of them. We like to stack and have fun once in a while, but they're our servers and we wont all disconnect at the same time unlike what we have seen large groups doing before. 16. Squad Leaders kicking players. The squad leader has the full right to kick anyone from their squad, however we would like you to be polite and inform that person that you're making space for a friend. Give the person a heads-up so they don't lose their kit whilst in the middle of a fight. Remember QFF admins have a duty to be sure that our servers are not being disrupted, as it is our server we are all monitoring it. 17. Vehicle claiming. Create a squad with the relevant name such as '30mm' or 'Stryker', then mark on the map which vehicle you're going to take. Also as the squad leader, announce on voice comms to other squad leaders you've made a squad and claiming a vehicle. It's first come first served, so if there are multiple vehicle squads made, the one that made the relevant squad first gets priority. It's something we should not have to admin, so we hope to leave this to a gentleman's agreement where people don't go stealing another vehicle. You also cannot claim every vehicle on the map either. Whilst mentioning vehicles, please do not keep spawning and ditching vehicles. You can be kicked for wasting assets. 18. Don't be a douche! If none of the above doesn't grasp your attention, hopefully this will. Only your own actions can result in being removed from our server. If there are multiple offenders from the same clan, a mass ban might be required to easily control the issue in a quicker manner. This applies to our game server(s) and our discord voice/chat rooms. Enjoy!
[ZFG] "Zer0 ****s Given" INTRODUCTION Hello and welcome to Zer0 ****s Given , I would like to invite you to join [ZFG] a new group/clan that has only recently just started, we are here to either help experienced players find a group/clan or even new players a place on how to learn to play squad, and give a good gaming experience , we are based on Teamwork. We do not expect anyone to do anything that they do not want to but we would like all players to take a part in trying to push ZFG forwards and working better together. ZFG is all ran by its members so their is no arguments about what people will be doing if one person does not like it. We are a group/clan that have a passion for squad and have a particular game style that is very relaxed. Zer0 ****s Given [ZFG] Currently 20+ Active Members Zer0 ****s Given [ZFG] are a group/clan that do not currently own a server but are working towards one in the near future. We are a clan/group that like to have fun but at the same time work as a team to dominate the opposing team. We accept players that will be active from all around the world. Zer0 ****s Given Rules Be Respectful to each another Do Not Recruit from other communities servers Respect everyone you encounter Have Fun Zer0 ****s Given - Recruitment We are looking for dedicated players that can play at least 2 times a week, can listen to SL, bring skills in to the group/clan. How to Join [ZFG] ? Age 16+ Any Amount of hours in game Having a Discord Working Microphone and Headsets English Speaking and Typing When joining [ZFG] you will be put on to a Trainee role just so that you are able to test out if you enjoy playing with us or not. Trainee is for minimum of 1 week. In this week you are expected to play as much squad as you can so that you are able to get to know the members with in [ZFG] and get confident to speaking and communicating. So that you are able to efficiently work in game with those you are use to talking to. To become a full member you will find out when you have entered the trainee stage. Zer0 ****s Given - Discord Join us on our Discord Server, we have many friendly people that are willing to help. We also play many other games together but our main one is squad but if you are looking to play other games come and check out our discord. If you are not thinking of joining us you are still able to play squad with our members if the squad is not full of ZFG and that way you are also able to experience a good time. See you on discord. https://discord.me/zer0-****s-given https://discord.gg/pgxequj Recruiters http://steamcommunity.com/id/JVoyle/ http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198077956187/ http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198439096184/ If you are unable to get in touch with any recruiters try the steam group or message someone in discord. Zer0 ****s Given - Steam Group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ZFGSquad
FOX SQUAD http://foxsquad.club/ Fox Squad is a Tactical Squad Unit based in Europe. Fox squad at its heart is more of a casual unit than other hardcore units in Squad, we want to have fun more than we want to win super competitive matches, but that doesn't mean we won't put up a good fight. We still focus on tactics and to win, but we tend to opt out of bigger events such as CCFN and clan matches. At the heart, we wanted to be a unit where you can make new great friends and pop on and play together with a group of amazing people than dredge through the pain of having to play with randoms every day. We understand you lead busy lives! (And that's cool) Unlike a lot of units, we know that you lead a busy life, people have to work, look after children and maybe you just want to play other games one night, we are okay with this, as long as you are at least semi-active in our unit we won't kick you out. We won't enforce you have to play with us at certain times of attending training, it's completely up to you. OUR THREE SIMPLE CORE VALUES We have a small set of core values, the core values are things we pride and aim for above anything else. They are also an acronym for RAT, but that's a complete coincidence. RESPECT We respect every player and we expect you to respect every player, we don't have any "Elitist" status in our Unit, everyone is the same. We all play squad. We all have fun. We all respect each over and we all get along. Simples. AMAZING We may be a more casual clan but that doesn't mean we don't get some great players, you may be shocked to hear that not every good player in Squad wants to play competitively, some just want to play with a bunch of guys and girls and have fun, but also play tactically and serious, but a lot of units don't offer a mix of balance of your social life, and playing squad. We do. Also if you are a new player, we have a set of training programs, guides and you can learn from the best, so we are pretty amazing. TEAM PLAYERS Have you ever been in a Unit and all the players are amazing, but you constantly lose clan matches and it just sort of sucks? We care as much about the other man as we do ourselves, to us it's not about how each individual performs in the unit, it's about how the team works. You could have a squad of nine guys who are amazing, but if the chemistry isn't there if they don't work well together, whats the point? Fox squad takes this to heart, we feel people who get on together and teaching people to work together well in squads is the best thing and is really the essence of the game. SO HOW DO I JOIN? First of all be aware we do have some pretty basic requirements: You must be OVER 16 years old. You must have an active and working microphone and be willing to use it. You must be able to speak clearly in English. You must be a kind and respectable person. Joining is pretty easy, no silly forms, or processes, all you literally need to do is click on the discord link below to join our Discord server. Then private message [FOX] Yetteh Explain you want to join! JOIN OUR DISCORD
INTRODUCTION Hello everyone and welcome on Major Gaming Community , i would like to represent to you a brand new community on squad , we are here to bring a new people a joy and good gaming experience , we are based on Teamwork Community , so we do have rules and we do respect them. Major Gaming Community Clan have 30+ Active Members Major Gaming Community Clan its Active every day on Squad Server , we are seeding to help people see our server , on our server you wont be able to feel the Lag , the max ping you could have its from 30 to 60 ms , We have Active Admins who are willing to help a new people who joined on our server. Major Gaming Community Rules Be Respectful to each another Do not Advertise other Communities or you will be perm banned Respect other nationalities Major Gaming Server Rules Squad Leaders and Members needs to have Working Microphone and Headphones ( This is Teamwork Community ) No Heavy Assets , Vehicles , Fire Support until 15 vs 15 on the server its No Camping outside enemys Main Base ( Keep the distance MAX 300 Metres ) No Trolling in Squads , or Squad Chat ( 3 Warns = Ban 7 Days ) No Teamkilling / Friendly Kills ( 3 Warns = Ban 2 Days ) Respect Other Players , Squad Members and Admins Major Gaming Clan - Recruitment We are Recruiting a new members to our Clan , we are looking for players with a different multi task skills , that listens to squad leader , also we are playing squad only. How to Join Major Clan ? Age 17+ Max 300+ hrs in game Working Microphone and Headsets Having a Discord App English Speaking and Typing Major Gaming Community - Website/Forums So we opened our Forums for the new members who joins the community , also over there you have much much more options , that you can do , you can reed news and announcements also a server updates , also you can apply for unban or report a player or just simple say hi to the community , tell us something more about your self. Website/Forums Major Gaming Community - Discord Server Join us on our Discord Server , we have here much friendly people who are willing to talk , play games with you and much much more stuff , we have support channels if you ever need an help in game with something, music bot its also there so you could listen some of the music. Major Community Discord Server discord.majorgamingclan.com Thank you for reading this , it was my pleasure to share my community and clan with you guys , i hope you are going to join us , thanks again.
Squad Ops has multiple public servers for entertaining and immersive matches. Here are the basic rules to make sure you and your friends have a good experience. While seeding the server (to populate a server with players), both teams should work together to minimize ticket bleed. Usually this means capping flags to a middle point and fighting in the middle. This allows for gun play and fighting without risking heavy ticket bleeds. Once server population surpasses 30, teams are free to press forward and capture flags. Public Server Rules 1. Do not team kill. 2. If you are Squad Leading you MUST be communicating by voice comms and play as a team. 3. No hacking, cheating, exploiting, glitching, or any other abuse of game features that give player advantage. 4. Racism, malicious comments, false impersonations, and misuse of the [Ops] tag will not be tolerated. 5. Respect all admins and players. Stream sniping is a permanent ban. 6. No mic spamming, trolling, or griefing of any kind. 7. Maintain fair play, even teams when needed. 8. Do not advertise for other servers or organizations within Squad Ops servers. 9. Camping main bases that only have 1 exit is prohibited. The enemy team must have a viable route out of their protection zone that is free of direct enemy fire. If the enemy main base has multiple departures, at least one departure must be available to use at all times without direct gunfire. Rulings on camping main are by admin discretion. 10. Squad Ops personnel are held accountable to the same rules.
Tenacity Gaming Community Tenacity is an ever growing community of like minded players who are essentially sick of toxic individuals, Tenacity offers a great community of people who are willing to help if they can, we play many games, such as League of Legends, World of Warships, Squad, Masters of Orion, Space Engineers, Minecraft, Rocket league and many many more. Tenacity hold Regular giveaways on their Curse Server: Tenacity Curse Server And on their Streaming channels: Tenacity TV Tenacity Spartan Command Tenacity Spartan Command Will be representing Tenacity on Squad! Squad Server 80 Slot: [TSC] Tenacity Spartan Command UK/EU - All Welcome Everyone is welcome on our server! Tenacity is an open community with many members that play many games, so no time is needed to dedicate to squad training's. However, if you want to join a Squad to train, practise and compete with other Units in Squad then Apply for TSC, The Spartans are looking for keen leaders willing trainees and hardy soldiers. Apply Here: Spartan Recruitment Chat to the lads on our Curse: Spartan Command Room www.TenacityGaming.com Requirements For Spartans: Age 16+ Working Headset/Mic For Curse and Game Comms Good sense of humour English speaking (UK/EU Server) Able To Attend Training Sessions (Timings on Forums) Application to be placed in Spartan recruitment thread. Requirements to become a member of Tenacity Gaming Community: Age 16+ Working Headset (Curse) Good sense of humour Non Toxic Personality (Be a Decent Human Being) Thankyou for reading Zorodek
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Hi all, Some of you may know me from over the last 7 years since PR 0.5 when I started playing the mod and I'll hedge my bets that a lot won't, thanks to an influx of fresh interest and new players that Squad has undoubtedly generated - It's great to see you all, as much as it's great to see some fellow clingers-on of PR still keeping this amazing genre alive and worth continued development. My thanks to the DEVs for creating this whilst not abandoning PR. I last checked in on Squad in mid-January but with the recent appearance of a Jackfrags gameplay video on YouTube showcasing impressive progress in such a short space of time I thought I'd drop by the forums and see what's new. It lead me to see the PR 1.3 feature video, which was nice; seeing as how watching Jack's video has made me decide to take a break from my other games and boot PR back up again once I return from my weekend away (I'll see you on the battlefield)! I'm glad to see this game going from strength to strength, but after just a short stint of browsing the forum I'm sensing an undercurrent of unpleasant elitism towards a new player base as well as the comparisons they draw and the suggestions they bring, in a similar vein to the threads when PR 1.1 was set to release and instead of embracing the inevitable influx of new players to take under our wings and show the ropes to in the same way we would have been as new players, people made noise like it was the end of days, or going to be a tactical disaster like that hilarious video from Muttrah v1 when the new helicopter mechanics were added in, all over again - there was talk of locked squads and the like. An "us and them" mentality, if you will. I can see it festering under the surface here, too - and it's not encouraging for a game genre based first and foremost on the teamwork and trust of a large number of strangers. New players supporting the global player base should be celebrated, not shunned - do we really want to become the Wildstar community, who despite risking their beloved and relatively new MMO becoming free-to-play due to it's low player base and poor revenue performance, disdainfully refer to new players that can't devote themselves to its steep learning curve and hard-core raiding mechanics as "filthy casuals"? Please think about the type of community we want to promote and foster in this new era of an overlooked gold mine genre every time you post. Welcome new players with open arms, embrace them and nurture them to love this game as many of us ourselves were with PR. Treat everyone with courtesy, and by all means disagree with suggestions and promote lively and challenging dicusson and debate, but do so with respect for other people to harbour different views than your own. Let's make this community and game exceptional.