Organized Canon FRR Units
Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:03 PM
If you are organizing a canon unit, please post a link/app/contact info below so everyone can have a 1 stop shop.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:13 PM
I've seen other factions with canon based units (like the 1st Robinson Rangers here:http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/4822-defend-your-homes-join-up/)
I understand it won't have in-game implications beyond our wins/losses for the faction, but beyond competitive game play I was hoping to team up with other RP/Canon enthusiasts
Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:00 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:45 AM
Faction units can be joined as long as the faction player meets the requirements. These requirements involve gathering a certain amount of loyalty points from fighting battles for your faction. As you gain loyalty points, you unlock new military ranks, new skins, and access to special faction units that you can join. Over time, your loyalty points will degrade, but you can never lose the things you've already gained, you just go "inactive" or something, I forget the exact term. It may be "Honorary", so if you reach the rank of Captain, yet go inactive for a few months, when you come back you'd be an "Honorary Captain" and have to regain lost Loyalty Points before you could progress to the next rank. Players will have no control over faction units, they are just there for fluff and skins.
The people out there forming "canon units", they have trouble ahead for them. For a larger nation like the FedSuns, there is a lot more history, and a LOT more units to chose from. The FRR only has 15 mech regiments. The Drakons (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th), the Freemen (1st, 2nd, 3rd), the Hussars (1st, 2nd, 3rd), the Kavalleri (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th), and the Gunzberg Eagles. There isn't much, if any, depth to these units, like there is in a lot of the other factions. This limited availability means that there will likely be very few, if any, canon FRR units that aren't reserved by the game.
For those trying to form as the famous faction units, this is where they will run in to trouble, because they cannot claim to actually be that unit once the game starts. They will have no ability to restrict membership, and have no authority to give orders to other people in the unit. Their only option, if they want player control, is to form as a mercenary unit. This runs into the issue of the name already being claimed within the game by the faction. To get around this, some people trying to form a "canon unit" are actually forming sub-units, using the names found below the regimental level. There are also mercenary units who are doing this with the sub-units of famous merc groups (like the Wolf's Dragoons or Northwind Highlanders).
Further, just because a group isn't forming as a "canon faction unit" does NOT mean that they aren't interested in RP or lore. That is a very bad assumption to make.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:13 AM
I did not mean to imply that they were exclusive to each other, just the experience I was hoping to have.
Thanks for the info besides about how the game will progress with regard to units, I don't think it was spelled out so cleanly in the Dev blogs... or I skimmed it too quickly... or both...
Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:32 AM
To actually answer your initial question, no, there really aren't any groups forming around the FRR faction units. We were origionally going to be the 3rd Drakons, but decided we'd be better off starting fresh, so we didn't have to deal with the headaches.
At one point in time, there was a "Gunzberg Eagles" group, who I believe were German, but I haven't heard/seen them in many months. They were definitely not active. Same goes for the 1st Tyr, if they were real or not, I have no idea, but they popped up for a couple posts, then disappeared. 1st Tyr really isn't canon anyway, since they disbanded in '34 and didn't reform till '62.
And... that's it. I haven't seen anyone else out there with an FRR focus.
Edited by Dihm, 21 March 2012 - 05:37 AM.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:58 PM
Part of the reason I'm drawn to the FRR is the lack of established lore. It's a chance for the players to create their own fiction behind MW:O's FRR, and with so many players, something wonderful could come out of it.
Who knows, maybe the devs will be smart and give us the chance to rewrite the canon history, by fighting off the Clanners if/when they invade through some tough gaming. That'd be the pinnacle of meta-gaming experience for me. We've got a chance to really shape what the FRR means for us players, without the burden of all that canon weighing us down and constricting us.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:32 AM
Either way, We fight to defend our homes, and we fight to honour our ancestors. Make us proud, either way!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:44 AM
Nickname: Günzburg Igels (german wordplay)
Edited by Leitwolf, 10 April 2012 - 02:47 AM.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:19 PM
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