Introducing the ATac Open Field Unit
Who are we?
The Open Field Unit (a.k.a. OFU) is a division of Applied Tactics [ATac]. It is composed of people who share an interest for medium/large scale open field skirmishes strategies and are willing to evolve in a structured environment.
What is our purpose?
We are the strike force of ATac. This group will be extensively trained for zerg busting so we can provide superior firepower to our commanders and help them deal with the most extreme situations. We strive to be among the bests and to fight the bests, while not shying away from battles that can be won by superior skills and coordination. While open field combat is our main focus, we will of course also be coordinated with other commanders and play the game for score. When/If the time comes, we will also represent ATac in GvG battles.
Who can join us?
Anybody willing to learn as long as you are ready to conform to the rules. Candidates should also look forward to play mostly during NA prime time.
What are our commitments?
First and foremost, you are a proud member of ATac and its allied guilds under the Axis of Insurrection [AoI]. As such you must abid and follow the rules set by our guildleaders and follow directives of the council members and officers.
On top of that, as a member of the OFU, you'll have to agree to the following:
- Unless told otherwise by the group leader, you must take part to the Call To Arms which is currently scheduled everyday from 9pm to 11pm EST. This does NOT MEAN that you have to play daily. It means that IF you play during those hours, you have to be in WvW and run with the group. Exceptions can be made as long as you discuss it with one of your leaders. The CTA may be waived from time to times, to give players a deserved break.
- You have to learn the basic SOPs, battle plans and strategies that will be submitted to you. A weekly training session will be scheduled in order to help you understand and practice those. Members will have to be disciplined in combat and follow very closely their commander. Obviously, you are welcome to share and promote your ideas to help the group improve.
- You won't be imposed a specific build, as long as you can justify its usefulness, but you will have to follow guidelines and requirements for your character in order to ensure an optimum group synergy. This division of ATac will heavily enforce a particular type of meta that may change as we learn new concepts and techniques.
- People can be recruited directly into the OFU and invited to stay should they be a good fit for the group. Should their preferred playstyle not fit the unit after all, members will be directed towards other competitive WvW opportunities within ATac. Members excluded of the OFU may still be standing members of ATac and all members of ATac are not automatically admitted into the open field unit.
If you guys are interested about joining us, post here or drop a tell to either Oddbot or myself.
See you on the battlefield!
(Original text by Toohot)