Getting Started Guide
Last modified: 23/10/2014
Before going any further, the first step you want to do in order to access all needed components and get the entire information is to sign up on the forums. You may do so by clicking the top right button 'Create Account' or click here. When you've done so, please follow the on-screen instructions.
Being part of the RG TASKFORCE is a unique and thrilling activity. Although, to succeed and not get lost, you must go through the recruitment center whom will take care of your interest in joining us. Please click this link.
Minimum Activity Requirements
The RG TASKFORCE is holding a weekly training on Wednesday at 7pm GMT and a large-scale operation on Sunday at 6pm GMT. You are required to attend both, although, we perfectly understand any situation which could retrain you from attending. This is why we have a LOA (Leave of Absence) system on which you are required to post if you cannot attend an event. This topic will be explained further throughout the guide.
When your decision is taken and you are intending to join us, an application form shall be filled. You may do so by clicking this link. Please have a read on our Code of Conduct which is explained below. Please only apply to Reality Gaming once. When your application has been filled, you will be contacted by a Staff Officer via forum's private message feature, so make sure you check them! He will be giving you further information, although, you will most likely be invited to an interview, which you should attend.
The interview is done on TeamSpeak (it can be downloaded here). You should not stress on this and even if you don't have ArmA 3 or milsim experience(s), you should tell the truth to the Staff Officer. It will be an even bigger pleasure to teach you what we love. After the interview, the Staff Officer will announce you his decision.
At all times with no exceptions, everyone from the rank of Recruit to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel is expected to follow the Code of Conduct. It is a guideline, not a list of rules. RG is a mature community, and we want to preserve that. Failing to follow the Code of Conduct may lead to a community kick. You shall agree with it before doing any action on RG.
How to register for new events and how to LOA (SUN/WED)
On each event, you shall respond if you attend (register) or don't attend (post LOA). We are using the forums' calendar feature for events. At the very top of the board, simply click on the 'Calendar' option or click here. Then, select the event that you wish to respond to. When you get on the event page, you got two choices: Attending or not attending.
If you are attending, then, on the very right of your screen, you will see a I'm attending button that you should click. That's how you register for an event. If you are not attending, then you will want to post a comment into that event page, at the bottom. An example of a LOA could be: I can't attend this training because I'm out with my family - LOA.
How to donate
The RG TASKFORCE is self-funded. You won't gain any advantage on another member if you decide to donate, but you'll be financially helping the community - which is appreciated by everyone. Your help makes RG live longer without going bankrupt! If you're interested in becoming a financial helper, please donate by clicking the Donate button in the menu or click here.
Gallery content and usage
You may upload any of your screenshots to the RG TASKFORCE website by clicking the Gallery button on the menu or clicking here. It is possible to create an album, or to add your photos to an existing album. Remember that having many screenshots bring the entire community more visibility. Who knows, we might even use your screenshot for one of our official stuff? Don't hesitate!
Where to post long term LOA's
As explained before, an LOA is a Leave of Absence. It means that you can't attend to an official event and are required to inform the community of it. If your LOA is longer than an event, you will want to post a long term LOA. You may do so by responding to this thread and informing the length of your LOA (when to when).
Why is a LOA important?
An LOA informs everyone that you won't be there, so we can prepare the event accordingly. It is simple mutual respect that everyone is required to have.
How to join Teams and Sections
When you'll first be accepted after your training, you'll be a Recruit. Please do not under-estimate the Recruit rank. As a Recruit or Gambler reserve you will have the opportunity to join a different Gambler Squad every week, allowing you to find the team that best suits your needs. Additionally, you will be able to take on a different role within the team each week, so you may try out a variety of load-outs and discover where your talents lie.
After two training's and two operations, you should be promoted to Private and the time of applying to a team will be your new task (or decide to remain as a Gambler Reserve while you decide!). Typically, you will be making an application for one of the four Gambler Squads, however, if you demonstrate skill and maturity, you may make an application to Talon or Vegas, provided these units are open for application. I personally recommend joining a Gambler Squad before anything else when you first start in RG. You need to know how the organisation functions before going in any advanced unit (and get used to ArmA 3 milsim).
In this example, you'll be wanting to join the Gambler Arrow fire team. You need to find their forum thread, which is in the First Rifles Company section. In their thread, you'll want to post your intention in joining and the fireteam leader shall get in touch with you.
How to earn awards
A list of all awards can be found here. Your awards will automatically display under your signature when you post on the forum, or on your forum member page. Awards are usually given by Command members. You should never ask for an award. Requirements and definition for each can be found on the page I have linked.
What are Casual Operations
The RG TASKFORCE never sleeps. Out of the official Wednesday training and Sunday operation, we are frequently holding casual operations for which you are not required to LOA if you can't attend. It's some kind of smaller-scale operations which are not official. As it's not official, we don't always follow the rank structure. If you're interested in trying out some fireteam 2IC or even fireteam leader position, a casual operation is perfect for that. You can ask to be a 2IC or FTL while the operation, and you most likely will. They are usually announced in the chat, sometimes added to the calendar.