Originally Posted by testtube
I think we should start an orginization for the milsim games in other words have a panel of people vets and new ( with experience) to place a tag on a milsim game Ie a backing from the orginization aswell as there marl of aproval on the scenario as a Milsim.
Been there, done that. It fell apart out of lack of participation, buy-in, and cooperation.
There are some simple rules here.
1) If you don't want to play milsim, don't go to a milsim game. We don't want skirmishers there.
2) If you don't want to skirmish, don't go to skirmishes. They don't want you there either.
3) If you decide to go to a skirmish, then skirmish and deal with it. It is what it is.
4) If you decide to go to a milsim game, work your way up to them so you can COMMIT to the entire event and not walk off the field to throw on your pyjamas. Be prepared to live in the field for the length of the operation, and that means being self-supported and carrying everything you might need with you; there's no "going to the safe are to bomb up" at Milsim games; you hit the field and it's GAME TIME until the whistle blows.
Milsim games rely on participation, so if you show up for a 24hr op you're IN THE GAME for the duration. If you can't do that, then don't show up
5) When a host calls for volunteers, STEP UP and HELP
. Good games take a LOT of work to set up and run, and every little bit helps.
6) Milsim is immersion. If you show up in sneakers and a t-shirt you're hurting the experience for the people who invested a pile of money in accurate representations of the units they're portraying. Some of us have not only spent a pile of money on this, but we've worked ourselves physically to the point where we can perform in this stuff. Again, for some, it's about the experience, not the kills. I could care less if I go an entire day without snapping off a round. I was there, that's what counts.
As for the whole "Vets" issue, Scarecrow hit the nail on the head, at least for me. I just don't give a shit anymore. Too many times people ask for advice, and when you give it, they just throw it out the window or find some reason to ignore it. Why fucking ask then?
There are also more than a few of us who are tired of the fucking drivel we see around here. There's an age gap for sure, and age brings maturity; maturity brings concentration, and concentration is required for Milsim. So maybe the slow demise of milsim is more a result of so many fucking children in the sport now, and the old-timers gradually hanging it up as real life gets in the way.