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Hello, 

I've recently joined some military groups, including WWII New Bastogne and and the Vietnam War US Army group in the Indochina Region.
I'm new to military groups and combat sims; the ones I've gotten involved in are relatively niche.

I was wondering if there are any active, decently-sized military groups that deal with modern warfare; that utilize things like laser and holographic sights, night vision and thermal imaging, 
vehicles such as those from The Omega Concern and AMOK Dynamics, weapons from the likes of SSOC and modern military uniforms. 

I'm particularly looking for those that specialise in urban, desert, arctic wafare and night combat; the variety is key, as I'm looking to experience the whole gamut of military operations. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTbxO9owfks

Something like this comes to mind;  I know this is just a machinima video, but are there any groups which specialize in operating and training people in a variety of combat situations?
Also, it would be preferable if all the different military branches such as the Air Force and the Army were covered in just one or two groups, so that I can avoid having to leave many of the groups in which I'm active in.

Thank you, 

- Charlotte Sinclair
 

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I have to ask; Why would you want to try to do that in SL with laggy, inconsistent results instead of just grabbing say... Call of Duty Remastered on Steam?

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Immersion and roleplay might come in here...

But in general, looking at all those details, I have the strong feeling that you might get more lucky looking for MilSim clans and servers in the ArmA 3 franchise. 

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1 hour ago, Paul Hexem said:

I have to ask; Why would you want to try to do that in SL with laggy, inconsistent results instead of just grabbing say... Call of Duty Remastered on Steam?

I'm not fortunate enough to own a computer that can run a relatively recent game like Call of Duty Remastered. The very latest multiplayer first person shooter I own which I can run at a playable frame rate is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. The campaign had me entertained for a few hours when I first got it, but needless to say, I don't play first person shooters very often and I'm absolutely terrible at playing multiplayer in shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield.  I would love to be able to run Arma 2, let alone participate in a MilSim clan or server in Arma 3. I'm not doing too well at the moment financially; they told me to stop working and cut my pay, so I would rather spend my money on things I need and not on expensive games. I can spare a just few pennies on lindens occasionally, but I'm doing everything in Second Life on the cheap now.

If there is a market for functional, modern military themed products on the marketplace, then there must be at least a few people interested in partaking in those sorts of roles in Second Life. 

I spend most of my time in Second Life compared to other titles; most multiplayer games I'm just not into, and there's only so much fun you can have playing through single player games over and over again. The main reason why I stick with Second Life (I think this one of the main reasons why anyone does) is because of the community and the connections you make (no matter how small) with people you meet. Depending on where you go, you don't have salty, idiotic people ruining your experience by repeatedly saying obnoxious and unwelcoming things over the microphone or even spamming the chat like you do in multiplayer shooters. Sure you get rude people very occasionally, but I've met nothing but the nicest, most helpful people. At least that's been my experience. And you can do pretty much anything in Second Life. There is a lot of things I do in SL; meeting people, going to live music events and roleplaying in a variety of settings. What I suggested is just another roleplay or activity, just like any other in Second Life. The last time I asked about roleplay in the forums, I got nothing but helpful and friendly people answering my questions.

If you're going to just tell me to move to a better platform or "play a better game" I'll just say, be grateful for what you have and what you can do, you're more fortunate than others and you take it for granted. 

I would think that the people in the Second Life Forums would like Second Life, be enthusiastic about it and talk positively about it with other members of the community... I guess not.

 

 

 

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Have you checked out the Search & Rescue group? Not military, but all well equiped and seemingly fairly active. Sorry I don't have link to their group but should be easy to find with search.  You may want to check out SL Aviation group, some planes are armed with weapons/scripts.  Also Drivers of SL, another active group. There is a grid-wide 'game' HUD called GTFO!   (Get the freight out!).  It can be enjoyable... And certainly active.   Their related music stream is MTFB.... Music to Fly By, should be easy to find in search, as well. 

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11 minutes ago, TechDave said:

Have you checked out the Search & Rescue group? Not military, but all well equiped and seemingly fairly active. Sorry I don't have link to their group but should be easy to find with search.  You may want to check out SL Aviation group, some planes are armed with weapons/scripts.  Also Drivers of SL, another active group. There is a grid-wide 'game' HUD called GTFO!   (Get the freight out!).  It can be enjoyable... And certainly active.   Their related music stream is MTFB.... Music to Fly By, should be easy to find in search, as well. 

Thank you Dave, 

I was interested in Search and Rescue and doing a life guard role;

I'm a pilot and a flight attendant in SL, and I roleplay as a paramedic in a fire department as well as a occasional police officer. I was introduced by the person who runs the airline group I work for to a person who runs his own military base and group, but it's not as organised and active as some other military groups I've seen. Nonetheless, I was hooked on all the cool stuff I saw and tried out, and the distinct military theme. I'm just wondering where I can go to find and participate in more of this, in a more involved way and on a larger scale. I don't see how a military roleplay is any different to roleplaying as a police officer or a pilot. It's just organised combat and operations as well as another opportunity to meet and chat with enthusiastic people in a community. Although flying a fighter jet alone or driving a tank or jeep alone isn't tantamount to participating in a military group or community.

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I had heard of  military organization/battle RP located around the north tip of Jeoget Continent, mouth of bay nearer West side.  But what I understand they are a VERY close knit organization and hard to find.

 

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1 hour ago, LottaSinclair said:

If there is a market for functional, modern military themed products on the marketplace, then there must be at least a few people interested in partaking in those sorts of roles in Second Life. 

That's actually an idea... look up the items which have a number of reviews, find the reviewer's profile and check for links and group memberships matching the theme. Or, well, IM them and ask for recommendations.

 

1 hour ago, LottaSinclair said:

I would think that the people in the Second Life Forums would like Second Life, be enthusiastic about it and talk positively about it with other members of the community... I guess not.

Errrr... OK? I prefer to be realistic and have my doubts that SL as a plattform could come remotely close to the performance of even COD: MW2, because it simply can't offer the technical bits. That's not dismissing the entire plattform and its possibilities to enjoy it. 

Your explanation gave a far better insight into your motivation and I gather that I wasn't completely wrong with the focus on RP approach. Myself, I'm playing ArmA 3 as roleplay, COD for shooting and SL is my "virtual Barie dolls" entertainment. I'm even on an ongoing mission to recreate my ArmA RP chars in SL, my avatar being my dearest one Emilia, and create scenes in SL which I cannot have in ArmA.

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10 hours ago, Lillith Hapmouche said:

That's actually an idea... look up the items which have a number of reviews, find the reviewer's profile and check for links and group memberships matching the theme. Or, well, IM them and ask for recommendations.

 

Errrr... OK? I prefer to be realistic and have my doubts that SL as a plattform could come remotely close to the performance of even COD: MW2, because it simply can't offer the technical bits. That's not dismissing the entire plattform and its possibilities to enjoy it. 

Your explanation gave a far better insight into your motivation and I gather that I wasn't completely wrong with the focus on RP approach. Myself, I'm playing ArmA 3 as roleplay, COD for shooting and SL is my "virtual Barie dolls" entertainment. I'm even on an ongoing mission to recreate my ArmA RP chars in SL, my avatar being my dearest one Emilia, and create scenes in SL which I cannot have in ArmA.

Thank you, Lillith.

That's a good idea... 

Yes, you're right; it's mostly about the roleplay aspect. when I play Call of Duty, I'm killed so quickly and can't shoot at any players without being taken out in a split-second. I might be ranking up and unlocking new things slowly, but it gets old pretty quickly. So I stick to old shooters which aren't as fast-paced and easier to play, such as Halo and Fallout. Obviously Halo isn't much for roleplay and Fallout 3 and 4 doesn't have multiplayer. At least in SL, you can get cool vehicles, gear and weapons (like mods for Arma 3) and you can do whatever you want with them.

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Hello,

I command the ROYAL Aviation Expeditionary Corps. We are a modern PMC and no we are not British. If you looking to get into the modern military community I may have the answer. Currently, since Buckland Military Region and Stillwater have closed there isn't really a sim the units use for combat. While another one is being built the RAEC, SL US Navy, and Projekt Bear are currently looking for new blood as well as training. The gulf is the main hub for sl military operations but it is not the only place. If you would like to talk more about it feel free to message me in world or drop by ROYAL Outpost #201- Coleman Air Base. I can give you information on those who are looking for new members and maybe help find one that fits you best.

Cheers

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