=21st= U.S. Army Ranger RGT is an active ArmA 3 clan whose goal is to
provide players with the most realistic combat experience possible while maintaining a mature, calm and relaxed gaming environment.
--More Than Just A Clan--
The 21st Ranger RGT has always maintained an aspect of brotherhood and respect throughout our player base. We pride ourselves in maintaining a mature, friendly, and helpful environment. All of our users are dedicated to the overall well being of the unit as a whole, and we place a heavy emphasis on the individual player. In order to function as a combat-effective team, players need to know each other well enough to gain a sense of reliability. You are never referred to as a number here, and strength is found among friends.
-- Equal Opportunity--
Any member of the 21st Ranger RGT can progress through the ranks, work through our NCO training programs, and find themselves in a position of responsibility. Too many units are founded by individuals seeking virtual power trips. Rest assured this is not one of them. We welcome new leaders and realize that you cannot recruit an NCO off the streets, you have to build the NCO. It has always been said that what you get out of this unit is dependent upon what you put in.
-- We've Been Here For A While --
This is not a newly started group. The 21st Ranger RGT was founded in 2010, and is bordering on 5 years of active service. The core of the unit is comprised of seasoned ArmA veterans who have witnessed the game develop from the very beginning. Our command staff is experienced and knows how to keep a mission together. That being said, we welcome new additions to the team with open arms.
Relaxed realism is a term that we apply to our style of running the show. Military simulation doesn’t have to come with drill sergeant screaming, virtual pushups, or similar "experiences”. A calm and composed atmosphere is maintained at all times during operations. Power trips are not welcome here, and over-the-top rage is left to the kiddies rather than the serious players. What it comes down to at the end of the day, is that we are all here to have fun with an extremely realistic style of combat.
--As Real As It Gets--
From HALO drops, fastrope insertions, IED sweeps, overhead aerial dogfights, convoys, beach landings, recon missions, presence patrols, village/city clearances, high-speed compound raids, hostage rescue operations, HVT elimination, sabotage objectives, rooftop landings, and down right EPIC firefights, the 21st U.S. Army Ranger RGT delivers a gaming experience like no other.
The 21st Ranger RGT is split into platoons within the entire company. We do not overload missions with hundreds of players on a single objective, or a series of small objectives. Platoons are typically assigned individual tasks that simultaneously assist each other complete the overall mission. Rangers are extremely efficient in the use of small unit tactics, and although having an extremely large player base, we do not lose sight of this important combat element.
This unit is open to anyone wanting a laid back, realistic style of gameplay. Assuming the individual meets our requirements (age limit of 17+) and other specifications mentioned in the application, we have no problem accepting them. There is absolutely no wait period for attending operations, and new players are encouraged to hop in as soon as possible to get a feel for the amazing unit they just joined. The average wait time before a new recruit is actively playing with 21st members is 4 hours.
--Missions Are Custom--
Missions are created completely from scratch almost daily, to ensure our members are constantly experiencing new content rather than replaying old objectives. Operations are hand-scripted to ensure the most realistic combat scenarios possibly allowed within the ArmA game engine. AI is actually coded to be smart, and respond in realistic ways. (No more running around in circles). Users are also encouraged to suggest mission ideas and storylines in our forums. You suggest the missions and our map developers make it a reality.
--Consistent Operation Schedule--
Mon-Sat: 6:30pm PST Sun: 3:00pm PST
(Duration of operations depends on the given objectives, however the average is between 90 and 120 minutes)
The 21st organizes operations every single night. No other ArmA clan in existence can boast that they knock out seven operations in a week. While none of our events are mandatory by any means, we still manage to pull an average of 35-50 players a night for our smaller operations. The only time operations are not actively held occurs when the servers are down due to technical problems (which hardly ever happens), or when training/drills take the place of an operation. Members can rest assured that if they are online, something is happening with the 21st.
Here in the 21st, we realize that real life take priority over gaming. Members are not expected to place the unit’s needs above their own. We hold absolutely no mandatory events. Our command staff does an outstanding job of keeping track of member’s LoA (Leave of Absence) forms, and never ask our members to maintain a ridiculous schedule. Furthermore, chat is constantly monitored, forums are moderated, and all problems are resolved quickly by our admin staff in order to keep drama to an absolute minimum. We have no problem whatsoever in banning individuals who cause problems for other players.
Training is half the experience that ArmA can deliver - if done right. Although training is to be taken very seriously, that does not hinder us in making it enjoyable for everyone involved. We maintain an extremely realistic training program that our soldiers are pushed through in order to ensure that they are as combat effective as possible. When a new player joins the unit, the first step is RASP (Ranger Assessment and Selection Program). RASP is the only required training course for all users to complete.
If additional training is wanted on the member’s part, we offer more advanced training programs that have always been extremely beloved courses. We are proud to state that we are the only ArmA clan that offers a full 6 hour Ranger School course, which when completed, the user earns their actual Ranger Tab.
In addition, when a member rising through the ranks and joins the NCO core, we offer the full-fledged WLC (Warrior Leadership Course), which teaches the fundamentals of battlefield leadership.
Further courses are also offered for marksmanship, RTO (Radio Telephone Operator), explosives, AT/AA, and static weapons.
Should a member wish to join our airteam, they would be cycled through our extremely organized flight school.
All of our training programs are conducted on our custom training grounds and designed to take you from 0 to 60 as quickly as possible. Learn to be a Ranger! We pride ourselves in providing the most accurate, and realistic training possible within ArmA (minus the pushups). Every training program we offer is accurately based off of actual military training and is primarily focused on expanding our recruit's tactical knowledge so they may take it with them on deployment within operations.
Our multiple, stable dedicated servers are online 24/7 to allow members to play and practice at will. Our high quality servers reduce lag, increase FPS, and experience minimal downtime.
--Teamspeak 3 Server-- Our TS3 server is available 24/7 for members to gather and chat. This also allows easy access for the TFR radio mod.