Just so we don’t have to keep repeating ourselves or digging out old threads to link to. Other vets feel free to add stuff. I’d like to NOT turn this into a daily grind / road rally thread; we already have threads for that. FAQs only please.
Q. What do I need to do to play with you guys?
A. You need to create a character on Markov (the west coast USA server), fighting for the New Conglomerate (the blue team).
Q. How do I get into the QT3 outfit?
A. Someone who’s already in, who has invite privileges, has to invite you. It can only be done while you’re both online. Log in, and send a /tell to one of the veterans asking for an invite. To do that, you type “/tell <name> <message>” Except without the quotes, and you replace <name> with the name of one of the QT3ers who is currently online and <message> with a request for OUTFIT invite (if you just say “Give me an invite” we’ll probably assume you mean a squad invite). Don’t be surprised if it takes a couple minutes to get a response–we’re probably being shot or flying through the air in an ANT.
Q. How do I know who’s online?
A. You can either take random guesses, or you can add people to your “Friends” list to constantly monitor their online status. For random guesses, XPavx, Redfiv3, McMaster, and Xarocx are often online.
Q. Who are the vets that can invite me?
A. You can find a list of all QT3 members here. Try for someone with a high rank who was logged in recently.
Q. I used to play, and then quit for a long time. Now I resubbed and my character is gone. How do I get it back?
A. Load and patch the game. Create a new character who does NOT have the same name as your old character. Log into the game with your new character, and type “/appeal” (but without the quotes). A form will come up. Fill it out, choosing “Character” and “XP issues” as your topics. On the text part, tell them you had a character named (whatever) on (whatever) server, you quit the game, you’re now playing again, and you’d like your old character back. It’ll take a day or two for them to do it. The character will come back to its original server. So if you want to join us with your old character, the old character has to be from Markov or Johari. Otherwise you have to start over.
Q. Should I do the training?
A. There are two kinds of training: the offline tutorial, and the in-game “VR training.” Do not do the offline tutorial. It’s useless and the last mission is bugged. The VR training is useful for getting a feel for the weapons, and will give you enough XP to hit BR3. OTOH, you could just squad up with us and still get a feel for some of the weapons and you’ll still hit BR3 fairly quickly. Up to you.
Q. What certs should I take?
A. Take whatever you like. Really. We have a balanced group as it is, and all of the certs are useful with the exception of Advanced Medic, which sucks. You’ll probably change your certs from time to time anyway. Just do something that seems fun to you.
Q. Do I need to take a vehicle cert?
A. No. But realize that sometimes the fight moves a long way (or you respawn far from the fight after death), and there won’t always be people around to give you a ride. So if you hate walking long distances, take either a vehicle or a MAX. (Once you hit BR6, taking stealth suit and the surge implant also works.)
Q. Should I get Core Combat?
A. It’s totally unnecessary. Having CC will let you use the ancient weapons and vehicles when they’re available, which is almost never. It also lets you go into the caverns, where you and XPav can have a magical journey of discovery, uninterrupted by things like combat or other players or fun or getting XP or kills. Note: SOE is trying to make the caverns more attractive, so this answer may change.
Q. What is the Teamspeak info?
A. We’re not posting it publicly, but PM any of the vets or ask ingame and we’ll send it to you.
Q. I’ve heard there are some QT3 guys we’re supposed to kill any time we see them. Is that true?
A. Yes. We’re supposed to kill “Ben” and “Hronk” any time we see them. Sometimes when you do it, people will say you did something wrong or that this FAQ question was just a joke. That’s actually part of the initiation test. Keep killing Ben and Hronk.