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Possible Group Idea? for future

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Alex    451

I had it suggested so many times from people that I thought about it myself and I've decided it would be a good idea if things went okay:

I play a Sniper/Hunter non-military character, and from the many people I've met I get told that I should make some kind of hunter/scouting group with a small amount of people doing the kind of stuff I do. Before I hear it, its not supersoldier-y, because if you've played with me I generally go for recon/scouting, being a calm/good communicator in fights and the sniper part of the character comes from reputation and OOC knowledge on shooting in video games like ArmA.

So my group idea would be something along the lines of what I do, multiplied across a few more guys. The name lovec (Czech: Huntsman) is something I thought of for it, but heres the pitch:

Group of scout/recon/marksman hunters who generally observe, interact with groups and assist in dilemmas involving a hostile party, i.e someone who needs to be dead. But not just that, I've had requests from trading groups like The Roamers about escorting them in deals and covering them from the treeline when they do high-value deals for protection. I'm not talking just 'mercenary' or 'hired gun' stuff, something that generally assists and can provide helpful support for good people in Chernarus (we wouldn't take hitman orders from groups known to be targetting innocent/regular people). 

Various people I meet have liked the dynamic my character brings to RP and different hostile/tense situations as a lot of people tend to rely on the calm thinker, which I strive to be. A group consisting of these kinds of people would be hugely beneficial to various parties, and I'm sure a fair few people I've RPed with can agree having "The Sniper" around is good, but having "Snipers" is better.

Let me know what you think (pls constructive and not stuff I've clarified), It's an idea I've been toying with because so many people suggest that I make a group with people like my character.

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Herico    30

I like the idea Volkov, a kind of lightweight rp focused hunter group would be really refreshing. Only thing you that might be hard is finding like minded lightweights like yourself. Plus we could always do with more snipers watching our deals ;)

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Kronos    1

Sounds like a group I would like to join. Maybe have some history to your group, like it was an official hunting club of South Zagoria before the outbreak which eventually turned into hired surveillance or something. When following you have to make sure you are within the distance rules for fighting, you don't want to be too far away. Send a pm if you need advice or whatnot.

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Alex    451

I like the idea Volkov, a kind of lightweight rp focused hunter group would be really refreshing. Only thing you that might be hard is finding like minded lightweights like yourself. Plus we could always do with more snipers watching our deals ;)

Sounds like a group I would like to join. Maybe have some history to your group, like it was an official hunting club of South Zagoria before the outbreak which eventually turned into hired surveillance or something. When following you have to make sure you are within the distance rules for fighting, you don't want to be too far away. Send a pm if you need advice or whatnot.

I agree herico, the rules of applying would be simple, you have to demonstrate a willingness to be calm and collected in hostile situations, as dayz can spook us sometimes. You would need to be a decent shot, but not hugely important if you were to be more orlf a closer range scout. I only use 22 slots of space (my lightweight rp game is strong) so having that like mindedness would be helpful but not compulsory.

Kronos, I again agree on the lore stuff ATM its just an idea I had, a thought but if the responses are good is would go through with it :) I'll definitely pm if I need any help. As far as fighting I stay within my allotted 500m when kos rights are gained and don't leave unless necessary, which usually isn't.

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Davos    5

I can see this idea working out rather well. As for lore, it wouldn't be hard to add. There was plenty of hunting and ex-mil guys floating around, so simply getting a group together would work well. The one thing I would watch out for would be bandits. Good sniper rifles are always a hot item, and a group of them would seem like a tempting target to some. Obviously the 500m rule has to be kept in mind with all of this, but in all honesty that shouldn't be hard.

If this is something you want to do, I say go for it man!

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Kronos    1

Good to see you know the rules. Although the group idea is good, I fear I may not be able to join due to the vast time differences. Despite this, it is possible to attain members from different time zones which match every group members needs.

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Alex    451

I can see this idea working out rather well. As for lore, it wouldn't be hard to add. There was plenty of hunting and ex-mil guys floating around, so simply getting a group together would work well. The one thing I would watch out for would be bandits. Good sniper rifles are always a hot item, and a group of them would seem like a tempting target to some. Obviously the 500m rule has to be kept in mind with all of this, but in all honesty that shouldn't be hard.

If this is something you want to do, I say go for it man!

Thanks! I want to definitely express that it wouldn't be PvP oriented, infact I would steer from that, but in the event that we are in a firefight I would expect my snipers to be calm and smart, and not flip shit on comms like I usually hear :D

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Heroz_Nick    21

Pretty much what we did for a while. observe & choose when and where its safe to RP etc. Worked out well for us, good way of playing

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Great idea, always nice to have other people complement your playstyle.

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Phoenix    1056

''assist other groups with hostilities they may have''

I think you should go ahead and do it. I think my group would be interested in helping eachother out perhaps? :P

Jokes aside, I like the Idea and you should definitely consider it and see if you can get some people on board with it. I'm sure it'd work out just fine.

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Oliv    1563

I do like the idea alot, and can see this working well.

Your biggest struggles I think are going to be the following:

1- finding people to properly fill the roster. As already brought up, I think k this is going to be your most difficult task. Finding people who can diffuse a situation, scout, light weight survival can be hard. The benefit to it being a group is the items can be spread across the members a bit more.

2- fitting it into the lore. The hunting party idea could work, using on of the summer camps as a camp if origin in your story. I would stay away from much military aspects, except maybe having your camp have a gun range that was used by police, etc. This, although difficult, will write itself easy enough I feel if you keep it more on an enthusiast aspect.

3- making your group part of another group to help negate reports against you. Easily enough avoidable if you create contracts in game on paper or recruitment for jobs via radio posts, etc.

I wish you luck with this, it should go very well. I myself have just tried to switch to a more light weight survival method, ditching the bright orange mountain pack.

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Forby    0

I like the idea, itd be good to find a group with similar interests like that

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Go for it! Sounds like a cool idea.

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I like the idea, sounds great!

Ever get that feeling that your being watched, but you can't quite put a finger on if someone is really there or you're just going crazy.. Yeah, you're just being watched through a snipers scope.

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Erik    99

As someone else who sticks strictly to sniping this sounds like a good idea in theory, but in practicality I am not sure how it would work, as while you could be scouting for other groups as suggested, most groups tend to be pretty heavily armed (thank you stupid hard barracks) and you might quickly find yourself outgunned.

That being said, if you think you can make it work, go for it.

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As someone else who sticks strictly to sniping this sounds like a good idea in theory, but in practicality I am not sure how it would work, as while you could be scouting for other groups as suggested, most groups tend to be pretty heavily armed (thank you stupid hard barracks) and you might quickly find yourself outgunned.

That being said, if you think you can make it work, go for it.

Well, the point of a sniper is to engage from a long distance and to not be sniping from somewhere that is completely obvious to opposition. So if done correctly, regardless of if the group has the manpower to outgun everyone, if they're being picked off from unknown locations more firepower won't help them.

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Alex    451

I do like the idea alot, and can see this working well.

Your biggest struggles I think are going to be the following:

1- finding people to properly fill the roster. As already brought up, I think k this is going to be your most difficult task. Finding people who can diffuse a situation, scout, light weight survival can be hard. The benefit to it being a group is the items can be spread across the members a bit more.

2- fitting it into the lore. The hunting party idea could work, using on of the summer camps as a camp if origin in your story. I would stay away from much military aspects, except maybe having your camp have a gun range that was used by police, etc. This, although difficult, will write itself easy enough I feel if you keep it more on an enthusiast aspect.

3- making your group part of another group to help negate reports against you. Easily enough avoidable if you create contracts in game on paper or recruitment for jobs via radio posts, etc.

I wish you luck with this, it should go very well. I myself have just tried to switch to a more light weight survival method, ditching the bright orange mountain pack.

You're right, that will indeed be the problem, because you get people who may claim to fill these kinds of skills in DayZ but you soon find out they lack in certain areas, and doing what I do and what some others do regarding overwatch, you have to be prepared, calmer than the front liners, and you have to think - oh and you gotta be a crack shot :P

As someone else who sticks strictly to sniping this sounds like a good idea in theory, but in practicality I am not sure how it would work, as while you could be scouting for other groups as suggested, most groups tend to be pretty heavily armed (thank you stupid hard barracks) and you might quickly find yourself outgunned.

That being said, if you think you can make it work, go for it.

I see where you're coming from, by myself I've handled groups of 'heavily armed' people because they are down there and I'm up here in the trees, but with a group of 6/7 snipers it could seriously be effective, if they work together perfectly. Snipers/marksmen/overwatch definitely have the advantage of invisibility, accuracy, and overall tactical superiority if they really go for that, as I'm sure you know :D

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I like the idea here, if, of course, I am interpreting it right.  The group aims to be a sort of mercenary group that does not have military background and does not do the dirtier jobs of the mercenaries we have come to know.  The group plans to assist more than direct, right?

Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

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Oliv    1563

You're right, that will indeed be the problem, because you get people who may claim to fill these kinds of skills in DayZ but you soon find out they lack in certain areas, and doing what I do and what some others do regarding overwatch, you have to be prepared, calmer than the front liners, and you have to think - oh and you gotta be a crack shot :P

I'd consider applying for it if I was a better shot. The rest of the qualifications I could probably live up to, but admitantly I do not think I am a good enough shot. The good thing is I know that and I don't have to be.

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Alex    451

oliv1985, If people fill all requirements but lack in accuracy with a rifle, its not as important and could still get a place in the group, but you'd be running against possible recruits who are indeed good shots.

I like the idea here, if, of course, I am interpreting it right.  The group aims to be a sort of mercenary group that does not have military background and does not do the dirtier jobs of the mercenaries we have come to know.  The group plans to assist more than direct, right?

Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

On the right track but I emphasize no military supersoldiers, no hotshots, won't really be mercenary work because we're not going to be working for groups that intend to harm decent people. Mostly aid work for certain groups and the stuff that I do, but I steer from the word 'mercenary'.

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TheTrueHawk    29

Sign me the fuck up!

Hawk has been a hunter from when he was 13 to 18, once he was 18 he stopped to start going to University. Since a month after the outbreak, he has made use of this skill.

Longest headshot I've gotten on DayZ SA: 580 meter with Winchester.

Longest Headshot I've gotten on Arma II: 1, 200 meter with DMR.


I'd be glad to help you create this.

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I say go for it, but please don't walk around saying you are the best snipers ever. That bugs the hell outta me

Edit: Appears to be too late for that. Good luck

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