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In a conversation last weekend a member asked me what the Academy was, and as a followup question wondered why it was important for us to be spending time and effort now to build up an organizational structure.


Basically why can't we just log on and play together?  why do we need to have divisions, policies, and things like military ranks and roles?


... and those are valid questions, gaming isn't a job, it shouldn't be like work or too overloaded with rules and requirements.


Today's SCStats provides a good start to answering those questions  


Tactical Advance is the 9th largest Org by straight membership, and 6th largest by AMMAS (basically Mains minus Affiliates).  Its easy to fall into the trap that the merry little band of folks who have been active over the last few months, while SC goes through a prolonged content drought, represents who and what we'll look like when 3.0, 4.0 or live drops.


I believe that as time goes by some orgs will grow, some will shrink, and some will collapse or explode dramatically.  Our efforts now are simply to provide Tac and the Org leadership with the ability to handle the large numbers of members that we expect.  May turn out to be overkill, but its better to be prepared to be a large, active Org than to sleep on it and accept the chaos that is bound to ensue if we do not take the steps to be prepared.


Fortunately the systems, principles, and guidelines are in place, they make sense, they're minimal, and they're designed to provide the maximum freedom and support for us to enjoy this game in our own individual ways,  while giving us the structure necessary to reduce drama and XSBS when this place is packed.




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As a really new member I totally agree.

I just a left an Org I'd been with for several years (content drought and all that), but after slugging through PTU recently, I see the potential for an dramatic increase in players looking for a good Org.

The one I left doesn't have a structure; doesn't see the potential; isn't really interested till live release. They will be left behind in many ways but mostly by not having that structure to implement.

I did some research by way of reading Org  Spectrum History/Law and then looking at the public parts of their Website's (if they had one), TA seemed to be what I was looking for. 

You're off to a good start.

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It's a valid point, straight off the bat. I can agree with the notion that we arn't doing this to make ourselves handicapped with regards to workloads, it's more the fact that if and when this org explodes, you will most definitely see those policies and structures proving to be nothing short of valuable and useful.

Good point Ichi =)

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