What is Metro Gaming all about?
Founded in June of 2013, the Metro Gaming Community is more than just a group of people who come together to play games. It is a community of like-minded gamers who want to experience a level of gameplay above what is possible in most other games, or on public servers. It is a group that cares about realism, authentic simulated gameplay, and serious fun. We know that quality surpasses quantity any day of the week. And we each do our part to ensure that the group as a whole, and the experiences we have in it, are the best they can possibly be. Many of us pour a great amount of time and energy into maintaining the community, providing feedback for it, organizing the games, and creating scenarios, and so on and so forth. We find that the effort pays off with some of the most memorable gaming experiences we’ve ever had. Hopefully this page helps you to get a feel for whether it’s the kind of group you’re looking for. Generally speaking, our community revolves around real emergency services, without many supporting assets or fancy scripts. Our community members aren’t looking for easy, pat-yourself-on-the-back scenarios that use endless unrealism to ensure that defeat can never happen. We’re always looking for hard scenarios and missions, we want our triumphs to be earned through skill, determination, and the proper coordinated application of emergency services work at a real level. We have a lot of flexibility in what type of scenarios we craft, whether intended for police, paramedics, or firefighters. All of our scenario development is done in-house.
What makes a good member?
The technical aspects are simple – anyone can download a few programs and install them, after all. If it were that easy to be a member, however, the group would never have amounted to anything. The real meat of it comes in our expectations from our playerbase. In keeping with our views of "Quality over quantity”, we are happy to sort through a dozen or more applicants to find a single quality player. We are pretty selective in who we bring onboard, and the quality of our playerbase and gameplay is a testament to this. When it comes to reviewing applications, as well as observing the conduct of our applicants, there are many things that we key in on. Some of the most important of those values are as follow:
Friendly, respectful, and mature.
Good sense of humor.
Eager to learn and grow as a player.
Honest and accountable for their actions.
Motivated and dedicated to making the group and our experiences the best they can be.
In it for the "long haul" - flavor-of-the-week players need not apply.
You’ll note that "skill” does not appear on that list – skill can be taught, after all! Who you are as a person is of far more importance to us – we look for good people with good attitudes who can add real value to our community. Attitude and personality are traits that we have little chance of molding online, and we simply do not have time to deal with people who exhibit bad behavior or sportsmanship from the outset.
We currently have a restriction on ages – if you are under 16, you’ll need to wait. At this time we are accepting applicants who are 16 or older only. Also note that we are centered around the PST (Pacific Standard) timezone (GMT -8), and expect our members to participate in our primary patrols every week.
Finally, our detailed technical requirements are currently as follows:
Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA 4)
Decent internet speed
(We will be operating on GTA V when it becomes available for the PC version)
How to Join
The process of joining the Metro Gaming Community starts with you submitting an application in our Recruitment & Units section of our website. giving us a rundown of who you are, your age (16 and up only, please), how you found the group, and why you’d like to join. Bear in mind that the quality of the application will be your first impression on our community and by association the group itself, so if you are serious and would like a shot at joining us, you’re best off taking some time and writing a good application and not just a "Hey, I want to join, let me in”. Please remember that most of our members are here to stay, so if you're not serious about applying and being a member here, don't submit an application, it saves both you and us our time. Due to an incredible number of people applying lately, do not expect a response for at least a day.
Finally, remember that personal skill has almost no relevance to your acceptance in the group, so don’t worry if you’re not a crack shot or haven’t played at our level of teamwork before – who you are as a person is far more important! We’re looking for good people with good attitudes who can add value to our community. Skill can be taught; attitude, for the most part, is a personality trait that cannot be altered by us. If you’re a good person, and you’re looking for a quality group where words like camaraderie, teamwork, and esprit-de-corps have a sincere and deeply rooted meaning, the Metro Gaming Community should be right up your alley.
We hope this answers most of your questions, and interests you in joining. You may direct any additional questions you have to our Public Information Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org .
*(This is NOT the real Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department website, the actual LVMPD website is located @ http://lvmpd.com.)*
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