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#1 Banditman

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:04 AM

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Who are The Templars? We're one of the oldest MechWarrior teams you're likely to run across. Our roots go back to Netmech in leagues like The Registry, TKZ and Grand Council, all played on Kali. We were one of the most successful Mercenary Companies in those days, and we are coming back together to reach for new heights in MechWarrior Online.

We believe that any group is only healthy when it is bringing in new blood, and here we are, looking for . . . well, you. We would love to bring you on board to join in the fun, make new friends and have new adventures together. We hope MechWarrior Online will be bigger and better than Netmech ever was, and would love for you to be a part of it with us.

We're here to play the game, have fun and achieve the level of accomplishment that our group has enjoyed previously, boasting a 90% success rate at our pinnacle in TKZ. So, if you're the kind of person that thrives on gossiping about recent people parting the group or who calls who what, then we're not for you.

The Templars are a multi time zone community, with players from around the world. While our strongest presence currently resides in what is considered the North American time zones, we have leadership and pilots from many nations who call The Templars home. We are an English speaking group, and while we have absolutely nothing against those who don't speak that language, you would be at an extreme disadvantage here without it since very few of us are blessed with a multilingual education.

If being a part of that type of Mercenary Corporation sounds interesting to you, please visit our website and say hello. There is information on joining in our public forums, and reading the post "Joining The Templars" will give you a better idea of what we're looking for in potential new members.

Thanks for your time.

Edited by Banditman, 26 October 2013 - 08:47 AM.


#2 MrWhite

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

Ill check your group out I'm looking for a group that is laid back but has people who have been around awhile, and I go back to the regestry and GC on Kali... but I also have a busy life to so at this point I'm just looking to have fun.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

it has been many years since i hopped into a mech...I have surely missed it. But since the decline of the mechwarrior game franchise I had kept myself busy playing this game and that...so 20 years of gaming and guess what, my best memories are still from wearing a Templar uniform all those years ago. Dropping into battle being outnumbered in every drop and still pulling out the victory, hearing the other pilots winge when they saw they drew a templar lance instead of our employers. The drive our members seemed to have at practicing and pulling togethor as an effective team blew me away. The discipline of the members to never engage in childish name calling or smack talk is still something i have yet to encounter in a game since then.

you may not recognize the callsign...as mine was taken before i could register..for those old timers still around, this is Achilles

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:48 AM

Thanks Ach . . . err Dhamone. That's gonna take some getting used to.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:51 PM

Good group of people. Already begun training and working on combat strategy / theory. Getting the job done right.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

What attracted me to the Templars at first were two things: The open friendliness when I was recruited and the emphasis on acting maturely and honorably on the "field" and off. One of the things that always turned me off of MMO's, MMORPGS and even public chat rooms was the seemingly incessant name calling and badmouthing that went on. (To the point that I almost always turned off public chat on any MMO I participated in, and if I couldn't, I didn't play that game.) The immaturity was always on display, and it had nothing to do with age. But the Templars, from the first day I was invited to a chat channel and a "drop", were different. They were fun, funny and friendly and bantered with the best, but it never devolved to the level of immaturity I had seen in so many other online encounters. I felt welcomed and valued.

The very next thing I noticed was that DANG these people could fight! I had played Netmech95 for a while, and I had *never* seen players/pilots do what these folks could do in a mech. I learned so much on just that first "recruitment" drop that I was able to step my game up immediately to a level I didn't know I could achieve. I had flirted with the idea of joining another clan, and had done several drops with them. After my first Templar experience, I had the pleasure of reading the reactions of the other clan that I was considering when I "dropped" with them and blew them away just with the few skills, tips and tricks I learned from one mission with the Templars.

I was hooked, and I joined the T's the very next day.

And from the moment I put on the "uniform" (with the old school " /T\ ") I felt like I belonged to a special group. Respected, respectful, dedicated to skill, practice, support of new and existing players and just flat out fun to be around.... these are Templars.

Now, don't read the above wrong. This is *not* a group of carebears. They fight to win, and more often than not, a Templar win is a decisive and embarrassing (for the other side at least) victory. "Honor" does not mean "soft", and it takes a tough and determined person to achieve the standards that are the norm for Templars.

I stopped playing Netmech 95 over 15 years ago, but to give you an idea of how special a group this is, I am still friends with many of the old gang, even if only online, and we still talk and interact regularly. And MWO has pulled me out of retirement, not just because the game (and metagame) look amazing, but also because this is one of the finest groups of people, much less gamers I have ever had the pleasure to know.


Drop by our website. Read our recruitment page. See if we are a fit for you. You won't be sorry you did.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

If you guys put some animated gifs of random flame bursts and spinning skulls on your webpage it would look just like a website from the 1990s made in Frontpage by a thirteen year old.

By the way, that's not an insult. I actually think that thirteen year olds from the '90s reached a zenith in human artwork the likes of which will remain unparalleled for the remainder of our existence as a species.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

I'll never forget the day I passed my trials and was able to put on the Templar uniform. I have always been impressed with the comraderie of the group and am still good friends with many of the Ts from the TKZ days. A number of us played MW4 and EverQuest together.

This is a NO DRAMA group. We're here to play hard, have fun, and leaving smoking hunks of metal on our wake. This is a team game, and this is definitely a team worth playing for.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:12 PM

@Mr.White - what callsign did you go by on GC.. may have dropped with you a few times 8)

@Surly - hehe, yes still working on getting the old gang togethor..but rest assured there will be a website upgrade in the works ;)

@bandit - I answer to "Hey You" as well 8)

Edited by Dhamone, 23 May 2012 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:16 PM

So I'm obviously new to the forums here, as this is my third post, but I've been lurking here for several months. Now that I realize the game is actually going to launch and there's a confirmed date, I figured I'd start browsing the Merc Recruitment section to see if there were any groups of people I might feel confident gaming with, as I've been out of organized clan play for about three years after I graduated college.

And what did I see? The old familiar /T\ of the templars, a sign I used to dread as a capper for the Kentucky Rogues in Tribes. Super glad to see you guys are here, as I remember a match or two with you guys during your tribes stint. I'm also a little partial to your symbol, because it mirrors that of the engineering, science and architecture fraternity I joined in College.

I wouldn't mind learning more about The Templars, as well as getting to know you guys better if you're interested. I'm looking for strategy minded, team-focused, fun-loving guild, since I can't seem to locate Big Daddy Rock and the rest of the guys I played Tribes with. I've played Counter Strike in a clan for several years, so I'm used to NR focused multiplayer games.

May your honor be your life.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:57 AM

Hey! I remember that group! I definitely remember playing you guys a time or two in Tribes, that was on the Teamplay ladder wasn't it?

We'd love to have you around, for sure. What I remember of you guys from Tribes, your attitude fit quite well with ours.

You can get in touch with me here or on our forums at www.thetemplars.net.

Good to hear from old friends.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:08 AM

View PostBanditman, on 24 May 2012 - 04:57 AM, said:

Hey! I remember that group! I definitely remember playing you guys a time or two in Tribes, that was on the Teamplay ladder wasn't it?

We'd love to have you around, for sure. What I remember of you guys from Tribes, your attitude fit quite well with ours.

You can get in touch with me here or on our forums at www.thetemplars.net.

Good to hear from old friends.


I returned your PM. Yeah, we did Teamplay and Team Warfare League as well as I think some other ladder I never remember the name of. I'd like to chat with some of the Templars who've been around a while if you guys have time in the next few days to hang out, maybe play some Tribes: Ascend, Diablo 3, or whatever you feel like. I never played MW4:M but I'm downloading it now to shake the rust off for MWO. Hit me up with a PM if you're interested.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:25 AM

View PostDhamone, on 23 May 2012 - 04:12 PM, said:

@Mr.White - what callsign did you go by on GC.. may have dropped with you a few times 8)

@Surly - hehe, yes still working on getting the old gang togethor..but rest assured there will be a website upgrade in the works ;)

@bandit - I answer to "Hey You" as well 8)



I used the same name then I was in Blood Spirit if I remember right, and keep in mind I will freely admit I was a punk kid then and pretty immature =P I played Mech2 Mercs also with Comstar in an early ADL. Mech 3 I passed by, and mech4 I was mainly again with Comstar ADL, which prolly means alot since ADL4 never got off the ground. Looking back ADL was kinda like the Dikatana of mech leagues... but the main thing I liked is I liked the people I played with and that was all that mattered in the end.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

cant say that the name rings a bell, i piloted for SJ prior to the templars, and then at some point we took over CCC when tkz was winding down.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:08 PM

I'm going to pop on to play a little MW4 with Banditman and whoever else is on tonight. See you on the battlefield!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:34 PM

Had a great time getting controls figured out and skirmishing with you guys tonight. Looking forward to doing it again soon.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:32 AM

Enjoyed the drops last night, hope to see you again tonite!

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:38 AM

Good luck to you guys. Anything Templar related I find interesting myself.

The Templars are also a very good punk band out of NYC. Cheers!

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:00 PM

hmmm never heard of the band may have to check it out 8)

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

You'll listen to anything . . .





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