Tactical Advance / TADVANCE

  • Organization
  • Hardcore
  • Exclusive
  • Trading
    Trading
  • Exploration
    Exploration

Welcome to the Tactical Advance Organisation

Visit us at tacticaladvance.co.uk



History

About Us

Tactical Advance began five years ago with the vision of building the best organisation in the Star Citizen universe. In order to be the best, we’re attracting the best players. Not just the best pilots, the best miners, or the best shooters… the best people. Always focused on making our community the priority, through all our iterations of leadership, we have always strived to give our membership a voice.

We have grown from a Star Citizen organisation of theorycrafting and genuine interest in a hope-inspiring space sim into a thriving and active community of gamers that have rallied around an idea. We are here to have fun and enjoy a shared experience through gaming.

Tactical Advance is the organisation Chairman and Founder (we call him “Tac”). The organisation was started in early 2014 as a way for fans and supporters to get together and prepare for the monumental task of becoming the best organisation in Star Citizen. Today we are strong and growing and there truly is something for everyone here. We have come a long way, to be sure, but our story is far from over… come and join us in writing the coming chapters!

Our goals are simple: establish a trading empire; explore the edges of the known universe; defend against raiders while striking back at the Vanduul. Above all, we must make sure our members have a great time. So ultimately, we have developed systems for balancing accomplishing our goals with creating an egalitarian structure where members of TA are encouraged to participate, but never forced. No one will ever be required to take an order.

The Future

Individual members of the organisation can make a major difference. Tactical Advance is looking for both leaders and general members to help us complete our vision: combat pilots to defend our fleets, explorers to identify lucrative opportunities, miners and salvagers to extract resources, traders to haul our minerals to market.

How to Apply

Fill out our application form and apply on this site.
1. Register at Tactical Advance Forums (Use your RSI Moniker)
2. Post in the Recruitment Thread to expedite your application
3. Hop on our TeamSpeak, the info is down below, and flag down one of our readily available members and ask them to forward you to a recruiter for an interview. Please use your RSI Community Moniker to join TeamSpeak.

We have 2 restrictions

1. Tactical Advance is a lawful organisation — our members must not take part in piracy. But remember this: for players interest in combat, there will be no shortage of work in Tactical Advance.
2. Tactical Advance is an exclusive Organisation. We do not accept affiliates. It’s acceptable to belong to a social group of friends, but TA must be the main organisation for anyone in TA.

We aim to create the best company in Star Citizen. See you in the ‘verse!

Contacts

If you need help or want to ask questions about joining the organisation, jump on our TeamSpeak and we can talk

TeamSpeak Info
Server Address: tacticaladvance.dyndns-ip.com
password: tac1

If you have diplomatic inquiries about the organisation, contact:

Roy Urquhart Diplomatic Councellor

Any of our Officers will be able to help as well, join our TeamSpeak 24/7 and we can take care of you.

Manifesto

An Ambitious Org

We believe that playing with other people is the best way to enjoy Star Citizen. With 1000+ full members across the globe, Tactical Advance will always have large-scale group activities going on, and members will never lack for something to do. We are large enough to get massively complex jobs done on par with, if not better than, any organisation. But we’re not so big that we lose the feeling of community that has developed over the years. Nimble and well-organised, full of strong players, we are well-positioned to charge into the Persistent Universe!

Our goals are simple: establish a trading empire; explore the edges of the known universe; defend against raiders while striking back at the Vanduul. Above all, we must make sure our members have a great time. So ultimately, we have developed systems for balancing accomplishing our goals with creating an egalitarian structure where members of TA are encouraged to participate, but never forced. No one will ever be required to take an order.

The Future

Individual members of the organisation can make a major difference. Tactical Advance is looking for leaders and general members to help us complete our vision: combat pilots to defend our fleets, explorers to identify lucrative opportunities, miners and salvagers to extract resources, and traders to haul our minerals to market.

Who We Are

The RSI system currently has some checkboxes for organisations to define themselves. On RSI, Tactical Advance is:

  • Exclusive
  • Hardcore
  • Organisation (archetype)
  • Trading/Exploration Focus
  • English-speaking
  • Not Roleplay (RP is accepted but not emphasized/supported)

General Principles

  • respectable, successful organisation
  • mature behavior
  • full spectrum – Exploration, Industry, and Military gameplay
  • full service – website, voice communications (TS), training, events
  • worldwide
  • inclusive – room for folks from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, cultures, experience
  • business model with strong security/self-defense
  • anti-piracy/anti-griefing

Organisational Characteristics

  • large enough to be successful and compete in-game
  • small enough that individual members matter
  • well-organised
  • a culture of skill and competency
  • fun and enjoyable, a pleasant, interesting, exciting place to play with friends
  • fair and reasonable management
  • simple rule structure
  • members have a voice in organisation management
  • open door leadership

Focus

  • full spectrum of gameplay, including business activities, exploration, and fighting
  • currently there is not a defined Racing Team, but this could be supported if desired
  • full range of skills, from new players to highly experienced veterans
  • balance of success and fun
  • making in-game progress and friendships

Size

  • no specific size target number
  • worldwide, 24hr online presence
  • large enough to support large-scale ops
  • large enough to provide a strong online presence
  • small enough that members matter

Recruiting

  • focus on passive recruitment (social media, storefront, player friends) as opposed to active Zerg style
  • looking for good people who are good players
  • accepting of new players

Member Commitment Level

  • real life is more important than the game
  • play when you can
  • play as you like
  • its a game, not a job
  • casual player friendly (Core Division)
  • elite player support and opportunity

Member Expectations

  • participate in organisation activity at your pace
  • mutual respect and appropriate behavior
  • represent the organisation appropriately
  • no elitist attitudes
  • adult behavior, maturity
  • resolve issues in a positive fashion, reduce drama level

Common Sense Guidelines

  • organisation structure is simple and straightforward
  • policies are the minimum level necessary to achieve goals
  • organised but not unnecessary complex or rigid
  • individuals free to operate independently, organisation operations follow defined guidelines

Organisation Leadership Structure

  • simple and easy to understand
  • work together through consensus wherever possible
  • meritocracy – advancement in rank based on contribution to the organisation
  • contribution, activity level, knowledge, and skill are valued
  • low maintenance, designed to avoid officer burnout, spread out the workload, provide backups and folks to help out

Miscellaneous

  • in it for the long-term – desire to be a pre-eminent organisation when the game goes live
  • acknowledge currently game is in alpha state with content droughts
  • Star Citizen-focus, but provide support/acceptance of members enjoying other games

Charter

A Structure to Achieve Our Goals

Tactical Advance is a formidable entity in the Star Citizen universe, and strives to be a leader in all arenas — Exploration, Industry, and Security. These areas of the game make up our three Divisions, each led by a Council.

Exploration

  • Exploration, science, and information running.

Industry

  • Logistics (cargo hauling, fueling), resource collection (mining, salvaging) and trading (turning those resources into cash!).

Military

  • Combat-related activities: Tactical Fighters, Bombers, Marines, Search and Rescue, etc

Division Tasks
  • Advise and train players interested in roles covered by the Division
  • Create and run Operations (see below)

Note that players can join as many (or few) of these divisions as they wish — membership in one division should not preclude a player from joining additional ones or taking part in game activities that might fall outside of their Division’s purview. Additionally, players that don’t want to participate in group activities can opt out of Divisions altogether and simply do their own thing (as long as they follow the organisation rules of engagement).

Ops: Getting the Job Done

Large-scale, complex group activities will be taken as often as players are available for them. These Operations will span all 3 areas of gameplay: Mining Operations that require Exploration to find resources, Industry to extract minerals and ship them to our factories, and Security protect the whole group. Other Operations include raids into Vanduul space, long-range Exploration Expeditions, or precision Marine strikes on a pirate outpost.

Leadership and Admin

Whereas the Primary Divisions cover areas of the actual game, Administrative Divisions allow TA to function as an organisation. Their tasks mostly take place outside of the game itself.

Diplomacy handles inter organisation relations.
Media covers the TA web site, forums, news, TS, YouTube, etc.
Academy maintains a training and certification program that allows members to progress

Each of the six divisions is led by a Director and their team of Officers. These Directors make the High Council that sets the organisation direction.

Core Values

Law-abiding – We are obedient to the laws of our universe and by-laws of our organisation.

Ambitious – we have a strong determination to succeed at all aspects of Star Citizen.

Professionalism – At all times we act with integrity providing quality service, reliability, fidelity, and responsibility.

Participation – We strive to stay involved with our community and its activities.

Ownership – Ownership is a concept we hold dearly within Tactical Advance. We can take ownership of our actions, our role within the organisation, business relations, our fun and most importantly our mistakes in the highest regard. Pro activity is our staple and when the question of who needs to step up to the plate comes up, we take ownership.

Expectations

Members of the Tactical Advance Organisation are expected to adhere to all company by-laws:

  • The actions of all Tactical Advance members are expected to be a reflection of our core values and company charter.
  • Members of Tactical Advance are expected to provide closure for all commitments made. We do this through results or communication.
  • Members of Tactical Advance are expected to partake in our community in full personal measure.

Atmosphere

  • We handle ourselves with dignity, confidence and apply logical reasoning to both business negotiations and social situations.
  • As a community, we are encouraged to help others as much as possible without compromising our mission statement, manifesto or charter.

Life Balance

We understand our players have lives, families, responsibilities, and careers beyond video games. Although we promote an ambitious hardcore environment we are happy to be understanding and flexible with our player base. However, we do have specific aspects of our community that require additional time such as officer positions or competitive teams. If you wish to partake in this you will need to step it up respectively to fill any responsibilities you apply for.

Beyond Star Citizen

Tactical Advance outside of Star Citizen is also a gaming community that strives to connect people through our forums and Team Speak server as we further develop into a broader multi-gaming community.

Additional Info

For more information, check out our How To Join Tactical Advance page.

Any of our Officers will be able to help as well, join our TeamSpeak 24/7 and we can take care of you.

TeamSpeak Info
Server Address: tacticaladvance.dyndns-ip.com
password: tac1