View Full Version : The Imperial Ground Forces Open Enlistment

10-28-2008, 09:28 PM


Greetings, everyone.

I am Evix Jhredmo of the Imperial Ground Forces , a club within the Dark Jedi Organization (DJO) gaming community. The reason I'm posting this is to inform you of IGF's open recruitment status. The supported games are Star Wars: Battlefront II and Star Wars: Jedi Knight III: Jedi Academy.

We are always interested in new members, regardless of skill, age, or anything else exclusive. Tolerance and open-mindedness to new ideas and members is promoted within the club. IGF is a welcoming and inclusive community that promotes a fun and secure environment for its members.

To begin, I'd like to let you know about some of IGF's features.

► Over 300 fully-active members
► Military structure for organizational division purposes
► Multitudes of ranks and awards that can be earned
► Rank images from the movies
► Officer positions for people interested in leadership positions
► Officer training program for preparation for leadership
► Supports Star Wars: Battlefront II and Star Wars: Jedi Knight III: Jedi Academy
► Weekly events hosted for both supported games
► Ribbons awarded to event participants as recognition for their activity
► Multi-clan events and wars hosted
► Trophy Room for the three internal wars: Company Wars, Regimental Wars, and Rally da Troops
► Up-to-date Hall of Fame with many opportunities for recognition for good work
► Long history: Established in 1999 (10 year anniversary this year)
► Detailed calendar marking events and important dates for IGF notice
► Part of the larger DJO gaming network: host to over 35 other gaming clubs
► Regular (optional) meetings for IGF members to keep up with current events
► 24/7 hosted dedicated servers for public use and private IGF use
► 24/7 private Teamspeak and Ventrilo servers for all IGF member use
► Xfire network for coordination used by all active members
► All-new Imperial Academy made to teach members who want to learn to play better
► Imperial Academy courses for SWBFII (ground and space respectively separate) and JA
► Complete Knowledge Base defining the features, policies, and functions of IGF
► Comlinks (forums) for on-site communication
► Full profile and comlink features for personal use
► All-new tournament hosting for in-club participation and competition
► Elite teams for exceptionally skilled members to take their gaming to the next level
► Member of the Month award presented to the winner of the monthly poll
► IGF has DJO to thank for many support features that keep the club in order

Unfortunately, I cannot list all of the fabulous features of IGF. If you're interested in learning more about us, you may check out the website by clicking here (www.darkjedi.org/club/IGF). Look below for instructions on how to enlist.

I'd like to elaborate on some of the features I mentioned. One of these is the array of servers dedicated to IGF use for both of our supported games.

SWBFII - [IGF] Recruiting!: [i]
SWBFII - [IGF] Event Server:
SWBFII - [IGF] Black Squadron Server:
SWJKJA - [IGF] Event Server:

As well as the above mentioned servers, we have additional private servers for BFII and JA for IGF-use only. The event servers have name changes depending on the weekly event.

IGF has three elite units reserved for only the most outstanding members in those three fields of gaming.

The Storm Commandos (SCOM) are the elite infantry troopers of the Empire's ground forces. These skilled soldiers are unmatched in their skill in the ground battles of Battlefront II. When the Sentinel-class landing crafts open their holds and the fearsome stormtroopers emerge to begin battle, the SCOM lead the charge in the name of the Empire and force all foes to flee in fear or face death. They're known to be the first to fight and last to die.

The Royal Guard (RG) is the personal escort to the Grand Moffs in Jedi Academy. The guardsmen are adept in the ways of the Force and lightsaber forms, trained to never give ground when it comes to the defence of their chiefs. Headed by the Grand Moff, these proud Sith are feared by all they encounter in any conflict.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Black Squadron (BSQ). This team of professional pilots are trained to secure the path for the ground forces and Sith agents' landing. With the Black Squadron, the Empire's invasion forces always have a cleared course for deployment. Skilled in the ways of space fights in Battlefront II, no enemy of the Empire can escape their interception.

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Let's begin on the enlistment procedure. Just so you know, you enlist yourself. It's an extremely easy and quick process.

1. Click here: www.darkjedi.org/club/IGF (www.darkjedi.org/club/IGF).
2. Click on Enlist under IGF Links in the Site Index on the left side of the page or click www.darkjedi.org/club/IGF/enlist (www.darkjedi.org/club/IGF/enlist).
3. Fill in the appropriate information within the inquiry fields. For the recruiter field, kindly click on the drop-down list and select my name, LordJhredmo. I am near the names LordSeaba and LordPete on the alphabetical list.
4. Complete the enlistment form.
5. Continue on to the Training Center you will be directed to or look to the Training Center link under the Site Index (left side of the page) or click here (www.darkjedi.org/club/IGF/training). This section has some stuff to read to help you understand some of the basic protocols of IGF. Just read the preceding information and then select the correct answers for the multiple choice questions that follow.
6. Await your assignment e-mail (you will receive it within a day or two at most).

At that point, you will be fully enlisted into the IGF. If you require any help enlisting or experience any difficulties, feel free to contact me via e-mail (igf.lordjhremo@gmail.com) or Xfire (LordJhredmo (http://www.xfire.com/profile/lordjhredmo/)). I am happy to help any new members with enlisting.

If you have any additional questions or details you'd like to discuss with me, you may contact me on my e-mail, Xfire, or post here, and I'll try to reply to you as soon as I can.

Your interest is my interest. I hope that your interest has been sparked by this post.

Thank you for reading this.

-Major Evix Jhredmo (http://darkjedi.org/club/IGF/profile/bio.php?pl_id=12384279)
Company Commander of the 654th Dark Crusaders (http://darkjedi.org/pages/?12386)
Imperial Ground Forces (www.darkjedi.org/club/IGF)

03-05-2009, 10:19 AM
Updated with new information regarding the Empire.

03-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Just FYI, there's an actual clan called Black Squadron...
Is the BlackSquadron of IGF related to the Black Squadron All Space server?

03-05-2009, 10:13 PM
Yes, I noticed that clan's presence on the board. Thank you for pointing that out, though.

The Black Squadron of IGF is the revived 181st squadron: the old elite pilot force, but our space assault server is: [IGF] Space Only - IP:

Thank you.

03-06-2009, 10:30 AM
I was in IGF a *long* time ago, so I remember the 181st. As long as it's not just some new thing that popped out of someone's *ahem* Thanks for listening and not making obnoxious remarks about how my clan must be completely obscure.

03-06-2009, 01:22 PM
Really? That's interesting. The 181st has always attracted many of IGF's space lovers, naturally, and when it was shut down recently, due to lack of activity, many were distraught by it, so Lightning regiment's own Moff, Mayhem66, set out to revive the unit, and now we have the Black Squadron.

No problem (it's easier to not be obnoxious than one might think). I like to think of myself as an observant listener with an objective heart and mind.

Good luck with your Black Squadron, blader. If you ever decide to march with the Empire again, I'd be honoured to fight along side you.

03-06-2009, 04:11 PM
IGF is one of the few clans I still recognize when I go online now, them and GFAQ are probably the only 2 big ones I remember playing against, is DW still alive? Times sure have changed from when it was like DS, DE, TAW and a few others

03-06-2009, 04:24 PM
I'm pretty sure DW is still around. I couldn't think of anywhere else I'd rather be than with IGF. It's just so ideal for the games I play and love.

03-06-2009, 05:22 PM
I cant remember, did IGF play on ER until vis managed to completely destroy it?

03-06-2009, 07:13 PM
*Deep exhale*

I honestly don't know. I've only recently joined IGF (not much of an ol' timer, myself- more of a history in the WC3 scene). You'd have to ask one of the veterans.

04-08-2009, 12:51 AM
I'll consider joining. I'm re-downloading BFII tonight. I need some time to adjust from Xbox controls, but hopefully in a few day I may be able to make a decision.

04-09-2009, 03:10 AM
Sounds good. Make sure to follow the directions on how to enlist.

I hope you decide to join the Imperial Ground Forces. Company Wars X is just ending today, and I got over 400 matches in this week's event. I've beat all records.


04-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Updates made to server information. Enjoy!

04-23-2009, 12:26 PM
Now that I joined I'm loving it! You should all join, it's great fun.

04-24-2009, 02:49 AM
Thank you, LordoftheFish.

I concur with the Fish Lord, here. Enlist today, folks!

04-24-2009, 12:33 PM
I endorse this product. *Flashes smile*

Hmmm, I may try this out:D

04-24-2009, 03:57 PM
Thank you, sir. I'd be happy to help enlist you.

04-24-2009, 11:37 PM
Dang, Jhredmo. You sure are getting a lot of Recruitment Points for this to be a dead forum. I might XFire you sometime to see how much it's changed since I've been there...I might rejoin myself.

04-25-2009, 07:33 PM
You guys should both join!

04-26-2009, 12:44 AM
I'll think about joining after I get BF2 back... Problem is that I've never played MP on BF2 before... :blush2:

04-26-2009, 08:21 AM
It's not that different. The AI units are a lot smarter, and of course the IGF player are hard to kill, but it's still fun.

04-26-2009, 01:24 PM
To bokkenblader56:
Thank you for your interest in rejoining the IGF. I would greatly appreciate it if you would care to re-enlist. Xfire me any time or just toss me an e-mail.

To M@RS:
That isn't a problem at all. IGF has members from all skill ranges from first-time players to people who have been playing since the games came out. Same for you, M@RS. Xfire me and we'll talk about it and have some matches on some IGF servers and see how you like it.

Thank you all.

04-26-2009, 05:09 PM
^ Problem, I don't have the game installed and I don't have Xfire...

04-26-2009, 10:26 PM
^ Problem, I don't have the game installed and I don't have Xfire...

That can easily be remedied in two sexy steps.

1. Reinstall Star Wars: Battlefront II.
2. Go to www.xfire.com and download/install Xfire and register.

And while doing this, you have to play The Zombies' Time of the Season and enjoy. ;)

Xfire is just plain efficient for networking members and it's so easy to use I'm sure it will become illegal.

04-28-2009, 02:28 PM
I cant remember, did IGF play on ER until vis managed to completely destroy it?

Really short answer:
Yes. Yes we did. :)

Relatively short answer:
Yes, but before we even got into ER, we had already sort of grown past the need for it. We participated, but not very much, and not for very long.

Long and painfully detailed answer:
IGF did participate at ER, but very sparingly. The desired approach to arranging and playing matches just didn't really work out for us: very few of our members had the patience to arrange balanced teams for competitive play (they'd rather just jump out on the servers and play with whoever was already out there). Besides that, we had enough going on every week to keep everyone more than occupied, and there've always been enough members that any IGF-only event was always well-populated enough that the servers were rarely empty.

In terms of competition, our weekly Events are tracked through BattleStats.Com, and those who want to try to put their best foot forward to see how they stack up against everyone else have the statistics available to them to see how they're doing. The Stats can also be sorted by Division, so the Companies can push themselves to work hard, and in that sense, can almost act as independent mini-clans within IGF on a week-to-week basis to see how they measure up compared to everyone else.

Of course, we take advantage of that feature and run official internal (IGF-Only) competitive events regularly with trophies and awards issued to the winners.

ER would have been great for relations with other clans, but for the most part, we were already saturated with our internal schedule.

04-28-2009, 04:26 PM
IronLight;2619130']very few of our members had the patience to arrange balanced teams for competitive play (they'd rather just jump out on the servers and play with whoever was already out there).
Yeah, it did require some patience to try and start games with a bunch of cat washers who strangely only had time for 8V8s *cough* taw *cough*

04-29-2009, 01:12 AM
What was ER?

04-29-2009, 12:05 PM
^Same here, what tis it?

04-29-2009, 04:24 PM
It was a tournament site for a bunch of games, back when I was in DS/TR/DR we used Battlestats and ER, battlestats eventually stopped hosting battlefront tournies or died or something, it was sort of declining when I joined DS in 2005, it hosted a bunch of star wars game tournies. Elliptical Realms was the site that a lot of clans went to when Battlestats started to weaken in popularity. For a while it was well modded and other than TAW coming up with the most insane excuses for not playing, it was pretty fair. Then RAGE Visualizer got mod spot. Long story short, the site went straight to hell. After they banned a bunch of the best TR/DE/DR people along with some of Vis's supporters who had had a single word vocabulary, blackballing. If someone didnt want to play with them, regardless of reason, that person was blackballing to them. And so they would go cry to Vis and vis would try and abuse his power by banning the supposed "blackballer". A forum war erupted, vis deleted every post made by his opponents, did all of this:
To TR:
to DE: http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2486/deguestforumsdrresponseso8.png
Finally Maelstorm decided that enough **** had happened so he kicked Vis out, who immediately made a petition to have himself reinstated and have TR/DE banned. Mael ignored him so vis went and made a new game service for the 6 or so small clans that had supported him since they had had enough of loosing to the bigger clans. Eventually Mael put up this
"Ecliptical Realms

July 28th, 2003 => December 31th, 2007


I wish to thank all the admins, game directors, mods, and everyone that were part of this site. Thanks again and see you around!


Maelstrom "
And that was that.

04-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Is this the same Visualizer with DJO (RGF)?


Anyway, it sounds like quite a lot of turmoil surrounded that community. It's cool to see we have some survivors (like you) around to tell the tale. =)

Thanks for the info.

04-30-2009, 04:40 PM
It's probable, his own little clan was sort of what you would call elitist without a reason, they thought they were such mature and tough **** since they had an age limit, I think they might have reached a whole 15 members at one point. They got all of the small clans to follow them since the small clans were tired of being beaten by everyone else. Wouldnt be surprised if it fell apart after their biggest enemies started ignoring them.

05-04-2009, 08:56 PM
battlestats eventually stopped hosting battlefront tournies or died or something.

BattleStats.Com ended up getting a very painful facelift: the time it took for them to turn it over to their new "VSE" system (Variable Statistic Events) caused alot of clans to pick up and move on: there was only one programmer, so it took a long time to get bugs sorted out (they also had a tough time getting volunteers to help run the site, so administration was relatively poor around that time as well).

They've picked it up again, though.. The VSE system still technically isn't complete, but it's functional for week-by-week purposes (save for a lack of stat compilation within profiles). IGF is using it exclusively for its weekly Events, and there's enough control at the club level to appoint administrators for Events fairly easily (actual BSC Administration has been mucho helpful the last year or so as well).

We put in a couple hundred rounds on their system every week, and we get into "fun" events every now and then with a handful of other clans that are still kickin around on there. Communication and interaction is still minimal between clans, but I'm still blaming the game's terrible social interaction tools for that.

Is this the same Visualizer with DJO (RGF)?

I think it is, but I don't know for sure.

05-04-2009, 10:16 PM
IronLight;2621049']Communication and interaction is still minimal between clans, but I'm still blaming the game's terrible social interaction tools for that.

I agree... I really loathe the BFII communication and social features... *laughs* I used the word "features," my bad. =/

I'm hoping BFIII will allow for (Creator willing) club/squad hosting, like with other games such as WC3 and such. At least chat rooms...

As for Visualizer, he's not very popular in DJO right now. He isn't a very loved character after the BFII Week of War charade back there. I laughed so hard at how badly managed it was, and the fact I managed to muster enough magics to get those three matches in.

Thank you for your reply, Master GDC IronLight. I find your posts very enlightening, as always. =)

I have confirmation that the RGF Visualizer is the one you're talking about. He has history with RAGE and ER.

06-27-2009, 10:18 PM
I command you all to join. :carms:

06-29-2009, 08:48 AM
What is this thread about again? seriously.

06-29-2009, 08:46 PM
It's a recruitment topic for the Imperial Ground Forces. Read the first post, please.

07-01-2009, 07:14 PM
Hay, I have a few questions, and I know that they might sound really stupid, so i'm really really sorry in advance. Ok for one is there a cost? Even though i'm sure there isn't. And is this a thing where you play BF2 online and your scores are posted on the website or something like that? Mostly what i'm asking from that question is do you play on line? which is no problem, just want to ask. For right now that's about it, but i'll probably think of more. Thanks in advance for answering my questions, and again i'm sorry if they sound stupiud. peace !!

07-01-2009, 10:20 PM
No questions are stupid as far as IGF is concerned. :)

But I'll answer them. There is "no" cost to IGF, it is 100% free. And yes, we only play online. Each week there is a new event (or war inside our clan). For example, this weeks event is called "4th Of July Fireworks" and you are limited to certain classes that you can play as. When a match is finished, a screenshot is taken to keep track of the scores, and then those scores are entered into a ranking program for each event. There's also awards that you can earn for playing a certain number of matches in one event and for various other things.

07-02-2009, 08:53 AM
So does it matter if i play online from my PS2?

07-02-2009, 09:54 AM
Unfortunately, yes. There is no way that I know of to play in the IGF servers with a PS2. I don't think BF2 is that expensive for the PC, and could be found at Amazon.com.

07-02-2009, 11:14 AM
Ok well i'll see what i can do and post back here when i've found something.

07-03-2009, 03:50 AM
First, don't consider your questions stupid. It's intolerant and IGF isn't like that, so don't be sorry about it or feel that way.

To confirm the answers to your questions...

There's no cost involved in joining IGF. You do, however, need to own either SWBFII and/or JA, which does cost.

Yes. We post our game results on a site. It depends heavily on the honour system. Also, the stats are monitored to make sure it's all legitimate.

IGF would be useless if it didn't play online.

And yes, it does matter if you have it for the PS2, as we only support the PC versions of the games. Like LordOfTheFish said, there's some good prices on Amazon.com, but you can be creative and look on eBay.com (and different eBays, like .ca .au and whatever else you can think of) for reasonable and downright cheap prices.

I hope you decide to join IGF. We'd be happy to have you with us.

Good luck and have fun.

07-03-2009, 09:32 AM
Actually, I couldn't find it on amazon, but ebay had several copies. If it were me, I'd get a used copy so long as it works. I haven't even completed campaign on my pc version. I use it strictly for multiplayer.

07-04-2009, 05:10 PM
I think i'll just pick whatever looks good and buy it, cause i'm kind of eager to join you guys. oh yeah, happy 4th of July everybody.

07-25-2009, 07:22 PM
Number 1 post of this thread has been updated with new developments within the club, including new Imperial ranks (and rank images) from the movies, new Imperial Training Academy, and some minor updates.

08-23-2009, 08:09 PM
So... Who wants to join IGF!?

08-23-2009, 08:23 PM
I do, but I have an unhealthy amount of loyalty to the clan I'm in.

08-28-2009, 03:07 PM
Mutiny is always the way to go. :thmbup1:

01-08-2011, 01:36 AM
How does this clan operate...?

This clan looks very appealing...

05-29-2011, 05:25 PM
This clan does look very appealing indeed. I think I'll be joining up with you guys.