It's been an exhilarating and busy few weeks since our last Outfit Spotlight, not to mention that John Smedley announcing via Twitter that Beta is (hopefully) little more than a week away. This week we're featuring the NC's Sturmgrenadier (SG), an organization that formed back in 2000. This adult-oriented group has been dominating various popular games online including the first PlanetSide. These battle-hardened PlanetSide vets were Emerald natives and were a major reason behind the first global lock in PlanetSide - holding all continents and Sanc-locking the TR and VS. Their antics have proven so noteworthy that they were mentioned in Massively's The Firing Line.
What is the official name of your Outfit? Also any nicknames for which your organization is infamous? (Don't be afraid to give us the smash-talk name the other Empires call you guys!)
Sturmgrenadier is our official name, with a trademark and everything! Most call us SG or SG’ers. Sometimes you will see us use SGHQ for short.
What is the main focus of your organization? (I.E. Air Cav Outfit, Tank division, Gen Dropping, etc.)
We will do it all in PS2. In PS1 we had air, armor, infantry, and command and plan to do the same in PS2, game mechanics permitting. We are talking about adding a special-operations group but really need to see the Beta in action before making any decisions.
Would you consider your organization as infamous in the original Planetside?
Yes as we have been mentioned by the game designers in various interviews and are even parodied in our enemies recruiting videos. It is the highest form of flattery.
If so, what (in your opinion) was your organizations finest moment?
The first large multi-disciplined action would be one of them. Seeing several galaxies drop troops, with air-cover flying high overhead, and tanks rolling over the hills, all at the same time, was inspiring to be part of and to watch.
When was your Outfit formed?
We formed in 2000.
For recruitment reasons, what would you like a newbie to know if he/she is prospecting to join your organization?
Your time in SG does not determine your rank. It is all about your contribution level. You can move up the ranks quickly, if you contribute a lot, regardless of how long you have been with us.
And for the rest of the community what would you like them to know about your organization?
Sturmgrenadier can always be counted on to play fairly and by the rules. Some other clans will resort to cheating to get ahead, but we do not. It may net you short-term gains, but in the end you will lose. Many of our members are game developers and we aren’t going to let them down.
Do you have any special Outfit events planned for the upcoming months?
Events are a primary aspect of our gaming entertainment. Once Beta starts, you can expect to see us hold many unique events. Some are primarily for laughs, some are for serious gains in-game, but they all are for the fun and enjoyment of our members.
Does your organization play any other games?
We play A LOT of games ranging from World of Warcraft, to EvE, to League of Legends, to World of Tanks, to DayZ. Mech Warrior Online is one of our next games along with Planetside 2 and I expect to see many others coming in the future.
Does your organization have an end goal in mind? (I.E. largest Outfit on [Server name]?)
Only to be the last clan anyone joins. Games will end, but your friends in SG will always be there.
With PlanetSide 2 drawing closer and closer what are your anticipations and hopes?
We hope it is larger than PS1 with a meta-game which rivals anything in production today. We expect it to look like a title released in 2012 with game mechanics that appeal to a wide variety of players. I hope it lives up to the expectations of my members.
Is there a wishlist that your organization has for PlanetSide 2?
We have many items but I will only list a few:
- Squad combat which favors working together over lone-wolfing
- A huge meta-game where decisions and actions have long-lasting effects
- Environment and game mechanics which favor tactics and strategy over twitchy play
If you feel inclined please list any members within your organization that potential applicants can get in contact with.
For PS2 Thanatosis is my Executive Officer and Aldman is my Public Relations Officer.
It is also noteworthy that SG has created a 4 part Planetside Miniseries, "Maxim of Many, Credence of One"
Take a deeper look at SG on their website @ www.sturmgrenadier.com