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    I'm curious to see how many of our PR players have had real life military experience / training?

    If you have, can you post what experience you've had and if it has helped you at all in PR?
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    USAF here

    A few other BLKOPS guys are prior Mil too. Helps in tanks / helos most.
    doYouEvenLuftwaffe

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    • #3
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      1978-1985 USMC
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      Last edited by onit; 04-11-2007, 07:01 AM. Reason: sp

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        10th Mtn United States Army (2001 - 2003). Other than an understanding of tactics and how to follow orders it really doesnt help much in game. In some ways it hurts actually. There have been many cases where I have died simply because I keep forgetting the differences of in game and real life. Like for instance, in game a 203 does not need the arming distance as in real life. Simple things like that, though as we all know, in the heat of the game I have said many a curse words to myself and the others for the death.

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        • #5
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          10th mountain division!? you get to ski into battle right?

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          • #6
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            I am pruning this thread. Please only post here if you have military experience or training, and if so, share with us how this has helped your gaming, if at all.

            3) Support game play in a near-simulation environment. Where the focus of play would not be solely on doing what it takes to win, but doing so utilizing real-world combat strategy and tactics rather than leveraging exploits provided to players by the design of the game engine.

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            • #7
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              Eight weeks general military training in the Naval Reserves (HMCS DONNACONA in Montreal), Summer of 1979. About as short a time as one can spend in the military, but still part of the real thing.

              Aside from learning how to strip, reassemble, load, and fire a rifle, and such, those eight weeks teach alot about command structure and discipline.

              My family has military service reaching back generations, my father was life-time Canadian military, and also served with the UN.
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              • #8
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                US Army Infantry just through basic though. honorable medical discharge - booted out because of a bad knee. Helps with general small force (company, platoon) operations and movement.
                Primary: IntelAgent (Planetside 2)
                Light Assault, Reconnaissance, Intel Collection

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                • #9
                  Re: PR players with real life military experience / training?

                  Originally posted by Fallosophy View Post
                  US Army Infantry just through basic though. honorable medical discharge - booted out because of a bad knee. Helps with general small force (company, platoon) operations and movement.
                  i never saw the army before i deployed, but i have a much greater respect for them now than i could ever imagine having before. i saw a good deal of indirect fire, and took some close calls at points, but i remember some guy in the 172nd who'd taken over a dozen ied's on his stryker, and that figure was months before he'd redeploy. have a lot of pictures, but i can't share them all over some forum online, so here's your basic black market insurgent weaponry.
                  http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...d0/iraq019.jpg
                  you really can't put anything into this game that you brought out of the military besides basic squad actions, such as clearing and advancing, or fortifying a position. i suppose learning the sounds of different weaponry would work as well, but learning when it's time to take cover from a rocket or mortar nearby or when to keep along because it was car bomb a ways off is something you can't use here due to tech restrictions. also, ironsight aiming, i suppose, is helpful, but you can pick that up fast with some practice.

                  all in all, i've taken more information that would be helpful in real life from the game than i've taken away from the military and applied in game. a lot of the real stuff just does not apply to the game despite their hard work and execution. so much is just better learned outside.

                  -dy.21
                  -dy.21

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                  • #10
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                    12 months(1993) basic military training in the Norwegian infantry.

                    Weapons training:
                    (A)G3
                    MG-3
                    RFC(Recoil free cannon - Carl Gustav 84mm) - makes a heck of a boom
                    M72
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                    VI VI VI - the number of the beast

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                    • #11
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                      Umm....yes look to the left. Second to none, queen of battle....three glorious years. And like Crombo stated it hurts more than helps. The only place it may help me is situational awareness and when Co'ing.
                      "Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." Gen. George Patton

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                      • #12
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                        Basic and specialist-training 1998-1999 at Swedish Royal Guards / Light Urban Infantry-batallion. Continued afterwards within the National Guard/Reserves.

                        Specialist-training: CQB
                        Specialist-training: AT-system "Bill" (guided by wire AT-robot)
                        Tactical officers-training

                        Weapons training:
                        AK5
                        AK4 (G3)
                        KSP-58 (MG-58)
                        AT-4
                        AT-system "Bill"
                        And various claymores, mines and C4.

                        If it has helped me? Well, knowledge of movement and tactics have, but I also find that much of RL-knowledge is negated (atleast for me) since it takes time to navigate and understand the surrounding situation.
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by stickyjeans69 View Post
                          10th mountain division!? you get to ski into battle right?
                          Um, no.

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                          • #14
                            Re: PR players with real life military experience / training?

                            lol, harsh man, harsh. i heard back in world war 2 they had a mountain division based on ski's for the high mountains. i dont know that they're still around.

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                            • #15
                              Re: PR players with real life military experience / training?

                              The British Royal Marine Commandos are the Mountain warfare guys in the uk....and arctic!

                              http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/server?show=nav.2566#

                              Open that and click on featured vid....

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