Back in the days of Netmech, House Jurai was once part of House Kurita. HJ rebelled and left to become an empire of their own. Though no longer part of Kurita, House Jurai still retains the samurai family culture, rank structure, divisions, and the customary bowing to one another. In mech games we have taken on roles ranging from pirates, to mercenary, to periphery, minor states and major houses in the various planetary leagues that have existed.
One thing that is often asked is what time zones we are in. Our members are aprox split between 50% USA, 40% AU, 8% EU and 2% undetermined(means they move around alot in the military)
Our history in mech leagues - TKZ(kali, netmech), WNL, ADL, LH2, VnR, NBT4, NBTM, maybe a few others I am forgetting... As a gaming group, we have been around a long time, and have many veterans of mech games, and other games. As you can see, we are not some flash in the pan unit. We set goals, and achieve them. If you view our homepage, and view our games history you will see where we have been, and what we have accomplished in those games and leagues.
On the serious side, we talk tactics, we practice, we plan, we test, we scheme, we trial and train each other to be the best there is. Our goals are always lofty, nothing short of universal domination... What will we be in MWO? Currently our role will be mercenary, and we await to see how things will function on the community pillar system before we decide to be something else.. One thing is certain, we will be competing on the highest level possible, and probably on all levels. We also will be competing in MW Tactics, and Hawkin. We will be very busy and very involved in these mech worlds and there will be opportunites to step up and be a leader in these games. In our unit, activity and success equals rank. The more active you are, the more successful you are, the higher in the ranks you will get. Success in battle can also earn you awards, medals, and campaign ribbons, which you keep forever.
House Jurai, as a rule, ensures no pilot is benched in competitive play. All will be given the chance to compete if they desire. In the past, this rule has served us well, in that every pilot, green to ace, gains experience in the competitive matches, and eventually we all become veteran, or ace, so no matter which HJ is on the field, they all know what they are doing, and more often than not, brings victory.
Off the field of battle, we rest, socialize, tell stories, get to know each other, make friends and celebrate our victories on our irc chat. We enjoy talking about anything in chat, no subject is forbidden, and no one is shut out for expressing themselves anyway they please.(unless it is illegal..) We encourage it. Many HJ's have become good and loyal friends with each other over the years. In the past we have used teamspeak as our primary voice coms, but now we are using mumble, with teamspeak as a backup.
The lowest rank is Heishi, and the highest rank is Warlord. You initially join as a Heishi (Its japanese for 'private'). As a member, one can search out their calling, and if deemed worthy, can trial to join one of the Samurai families that make up House Jurai, each with their own history, characteristics, and trial requirements. Once you join a samurai family, it is for life, and you add the family name onto your own.(example, I am a member of the Tokomi family, and so, my name in uniform is [HJ]-Teralitha Tokomi)
If you are new to meching (or whatever the case may be) we welcome you to join us. You may do so by registering on our website, then, join our irc channel from the link below or on the website, put on the Uniform of a member [HJ]-(callsign) /me bow to the room and declare your allegience to House Jurai and your desire to conquer this world with HJ, in your own fashion. Once you have joined us, we want you to be active in irc chat, get to know us, and us you. Your presence contributes to what the heart of House Jurai is and will be.
HJ is more than a mech unit, we are a multigaming group, and our members group up and play several different games.
View our website here - http://www.nodachi.n...odachi%204.0%29
Visit our irc channel from this link - http://www.nodachi.net/Chat/
If you prefer your own irc client, join from this link and we will help you set up what you need to join our irc from your own client. Recommend using IceChat version 9.x Its totally freeware.
Any old returning HJ's... come on in!
Edited by Teralitha, 15 December 2012 - 08:29 AM.