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So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
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  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
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25th Infantry Division (Tactical Realism "Milsim"/ RS + RS2 Vietnam)

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  • [RS] 25th Infantry Division (Tactical Realism "Milsim"/ RS + RS2 Vietnam)



    Looking for tactical gameplay? Want to roleplay and elevate your gaming experience? We are the right address for you then!


    Who are we?
    We are the 25th ID, a tactical / "MILSIM" unit, structured around the real life 25th ID. We strive to play Rising Storm the way its meant to be player, tactical!

    What is "Realism Gaming?"
    What we do here is essentially "role playing" that we are members of the military. When involved in official unit activities, you will play your part. Be you a Private, Sergeant, or even a Captain or above; or be you a rifleman, squad leader, or even a Platoon Commander or above; you are here because realism in gaming is what you want. If you don't wish to participate in this manner, then this unit is likely not the place for you.

    What do you need to join us?
    - be 16 or above at the time of the enlistment,
    - have a legit copy of the game,
    - have a microphone / headset,
    - have no VAC ban on record (or any-other ban)
    - willing to wear Unit rank, avatar and tags on steam, ts3 in game.
    - willing to obey orders and unit rules and regulations.

    How to join?
    Simple, navigate to our website, register and fill out the enlistment papers. Once your application is accepted, you will be greeted by our recrutier, who will guide you thru the unit rules and regulations, structure and schedule.


    So what are you waiting for? Does this sound like something for you? Join us today!



    Last edited by Kerry; 04-09-2016, 12:26 PM.
    M. Kerry
    Corporal, 25th Infantry Division
    Unit Executive Officer
    [URL="http://25thinfantry.org/"] 25thinfantry.org[/URL]

  • #2
    Is this unit still active?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Maradil View Post
      Is this unit still active?
      Unlikely (half of this dudes posts have been new "recruitment" threads) if you want a realism unit in RO2/RS, go to the 29th Infantry Division, they're really the only ones who are in this game. I've been in both the 29ID and the 2nd Ranger Battalion, and I would not recommend the latter, even if I was factoring out my personal issues I had with them.
      Last edited by Beskar Mando; 01-07-2017, 04:04 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Beskar Mando View Post

        Unlikely (half of this dudes posts have been new "recruitment" threads) if you want a realism unit in RO2/RS, go to the 29th Infantry Division, they're really the only ones who are in this game. I've been in both the 29ID and the 2nd Ranger Battalion, and I would not recommend the latter, even if I was factoring out my personal issues I had with them.
        I am part of the 2nd Ranger Battalion currently, which has for me proven much better than the 29th Infantry Division community wise, and very similar in-game (Considering structure and gameplay).

        I am sorry you left us with that impression, Beskar. But if you're going to publicly ward off people from our unit (One of the only 2 tactical realism units in the game, at least that I know of), at least give out reasons why besides "personal issues", for that is a good reason to leave but not to unrecommend us.

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