So. It's already been established that Star Citizen is going to be amazing. I know some of you have already purchased or are wanting to purchase the game. Normally for a game like this we'd make a guild and it'd have like 10-20 people in it and we'd play, but SC has so much more to offer to people who are part of larger groups.... Such as crewing a fully explorable Bengal Class Carrier that literally needs a crew of at least 20 to operate (I'm guestimating that number).
So, to that end I've looked at getting our group and then joining a larger guild so that we can still play together etc but we also have the larger option of extended guild operations. I've been speaking to the guys in the guild and it seems like the one for us - it's not too big but they've put a lot of effort into storyline, presentation etc. Out of all of the guilds I've seen develop on the RSI Forums over the past year, this is probably the one that appeals the most to me.
The guild itself has several "branches" that are available to join: Defence Force (fighter pilots obvs), Interstellar Commerce (for all you people who just wanna trade and get rich), Expeditionary Forces (for those keen explorers who want to go where no man has gone before) and Aerospace Engineering (as of yet this branch is sort of undeveloped, but I think they plan to make them into the engineers, researchers, crafters etc. So you if you like crafting then this is probably the one).
The guild itself only has about 60 members at the moment, most of which aren't too active (which is fair enough considering the game isn't in alpha yet). So I think it'd be a good time for us to get on board because we can be part of it from the start. One of the key things to note is that they emphasise that you are not stuck to your specific role, so you could be a trader but still fight for the defence force, or you could be a fighter pilot and take leave to go do trading with the commerce lot etc. Basically, it's up to you how serious you want to get - for those of you who like that RP side there are also places for that.
This guild has worked hard on it's storyline, structure and presentation. They've shown that they're willing to put a lot of effort in, for example the image in my signature is my citizen card for the USC (the guild) and they make them for anyone who joins and requests one. All of the graphics and website info is really well presented also.
Myself, I'm part of the Defence Force and if enough of you sign up then I'll look at getting a seperate wing of people who want a more in-depth experience with tactics, training etc as it goes. But feel free to sign up for any division, we'll still play together a lot.
Note: Please only sign up if you either will definitely get the game or have already purchased it. But if you think you'll get the game it really is better to pre-purchase now as you can get alpha/beta access as well as bonusses only open whilst they're still crowdfunding. If you're worried about them not delivering, they've hit $24million in funding so there's no question of that.
If you want to check out the guild, head to http://www.unitedspaceconfederation.com - if you decide to apply now in the "careers" section, mention that I've sent you from EC.
If you want to be part of this then just fill out this template!
[b]Name:[/b] [b]Pre-Purchased?[/b] [b]If yes, did you pledge for a ship?[/b] [b]Branch you want:[/b] (Defence/Commerce/Expeditionary/Engineering)
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