Welcome to BF3 at Tactical Gamer
Tactical Gamer is the premiere online gaming community for mature gamers of all ages. Our Battlefield community has become one of the best known for its high quality squad leaders, strategy, tactics, team play, and fun.
Tactical Gamer will provide an unparalleled Battlefield 3 experience on its servers as teamwork is required and there is no tolerance for abusive conduct, including team killing, spawn camping, swearing, racist, sexist or homophobic behaviour.
Whether you're new to TG, or new to BF3, this document will provide links to the information you need to be a part of this community.
It is required reading for all members.
Tactical Gamer Primer
The Primer describes the philosophy that TG is based on, and which applies to all games played here. It is the foundation for all other rules and principles.
Basic Rules of Conduct
The Basic Rules of Conduct set the expectation for behavior on the forums and in-game.
Contacting Administrators and dealing with problem players
Tactical Gamer has an active and involved administrative staff. When a problem is encountered in game, teamspeak, or the forums, there are multiple ways to contact an administrator for assistance.
While informing visitors of server and TG rules and principles is encouraged, at no point should players issue warnings or threats, or retaliate.
In game you can write "Admin reporting <player> <issue>" and an administrator will be notified.
In Teamspeak you will see a channel called "Need an Admin?", you can also join that and someone will be with you shortly to discuss any issues.
There is also a separate forum for contacting administrative staff. Registered forum-members will only be able to see threads THEY create, and will not be able to see other player's threads.
For more detailed info, see the thread "How to make Reports" linked below.
Are you banned? Kicked? Or can't join the server?
Sometimes these are simple misunderstandings and other times there are very important reasons people are banned from our servers. Admins at TG follow a "three strikes" policy for most rule breaches, where a player will be warned, then kicked, then banned on subsequent offenses. Serious and obvious breaches can result in an instant kick or an instant ban.
To appeal a ban, or for any other queries, please start a thread in the Contact an Admin forum.
Joining TG and wearing the TG tags
Tactical Gamer is an online gaming community, not a clan, anyone is welcome to join, and there is no formal joining process. By understanding and agreeing to the principles laid out in the primer, you can be a TG member just by registering on the forum! Then please take a moment to introduce yourself, and join a TG BF3 Platoon and add some friends.
Wearing the [TG] tags in-game is not required, but it signifies an agreement that you have read and understand the primer and will adhere to the TG way of playing as well as the server rules and SOPs as you are now a representative of the community.
One of the many ways that players can show their support for Tactical Gamer is through purchasing a supporting membership (SM). Supporting memberships are the major component to keeping the lights on here at Tactical Gamer.
Becoming a supporting member is not a requirement, nor does it make your opinion more important than others. Supporting memberships are one way to show your appreciation for the services offered by Tactical Gamer and also comes with a few perks, such as Reserved Slots on most game servers letting you connect instantly without wait.
An In-House Squad (IHS) is simply a group of players who have banded together under a single title or tag within the Tactical Gamer (TG) community. These players have the desire to work together as a unit within the greater TG team.
You will see IHS squads wear TG tags similar to [TG-70th] or [TG21], denoting that they are members of the Tactical Gamer 70th or 21st divisions. The IHS tags can only be worn by approved in-house squads and their members.
Except for the Irregulars IHS, all IHS members must be Supporting Members.
The community Expectations explains what to expect immediately following release of the game, how we intend to move forward, details on what's expected of you, the player, and what you should expect from your admins.