Our goals .To be an ambitious community-focused team .To enable our members in enjoying all roles within Star Citizen, excluding the unlawful .To be ready for combat so we protect our teammates and their interests .To communicate and organise to a high standard without complication .To very much enjoy Star Citizen in a new kind of 'serious fun' way .To look out for each other, always
A word on teamwork Above all else, we are a team. A real one.Thousands of organisations are content to amble, which is perfectly fine, but at team Brigade we play to support each other 100%. Brigade is built to provide everyone with the ability to get involved in supporting one another. We have department heads that help organize this so our various interest as different members can be heard and actioned united. Our team leaders are diverse, who whilst all having fine leadership strengths, will be suited to all kinds of areas of group play. We will listen to you, so you can feel at ease as a team player knowing your input is helping in any area you enjoy.
How do I join? Decided you like the sound of us so far? If you have developed some interests in joining our team please view our video above and take a good look at the topics within this page, if you are convinced this is the place for you then register yourself on the website and you can fill in our recruitment form by clicking the pink button below.
What are our playing times?
We want our members to have plenty of options to play with each other in a less time-dependent way, so Brigade is happy to recruit anyone from around the world who will team-up within our broad playing times. These are UTC -/+ 5.
Is Brigade hardcore?
Sort of, yes - in our attitude to teamwork, effective COMMS and a willingness to follow whoever may be leading you at the time. Whilst our position structure is there to ensure that we do not end up looking like a shambles, it is light and relaxed the majority of the time and only brought into action when we start the serious fun.
Can I play casually?
Yes! Although both logging into our website and contributing to votes, topics and fun things are expected of you every month, grinding, farming and joining each weekly practice or a whole bunch of other events isn't. As a Brigader, you can feel very comfortable plodding along at your own pace.
Do I need to be a skilled player?
Yes and no. While it is not entirely in the nature of Brigade as a whole and there are plenty of chances to team-up in our community, we can not control what you can't handle when the game throws it at you. It is your responsibility to understand your limits and be a team member when it comes to stepping aside into another activity that fits you.
What if I want to play every day and become super awesome and boss people around and...
Whoa! Steady on. Yes, you can absolutely progress in Brigade to positions of 'hardcore' or leading nature. If you have leadership qualities then you can apply to the position of Commander, where you are entitled to create small operations and combat mission by rallying your team as well as leading large events that are created for you.
What if I'm not a leader but I like to help out with administrative things?
Then you are a very welcomed asset and can fill our Officer position nicely. Here you have the opportunities to fully moderate the website and VOIP and can become a Supervising Officer (SO) to new trial members (kinda like a buddy to help them get settled in) where people will look up to you for your support. Thanks!
Do I have a say?
Yes! Brigade has a very open information and voting system in which all members' views and desires are considered compassionately and with an open mind. Suggestions are always taken into account for any upcoming activities people wish to arrange.
Who are Stratcom?
There are four departments and an embassy within Brigade. Each department has a head and the embassy, an ambassador. These five people are committed, clever and open people who have the necessary skills to run our organization. All important events and contract designs, as well as everyday runnings, are managed by these good people.
Who does this Chief. Neil person think he is, honestly?
Well, he's been around a bit in gaming communities and has almost always been a part of an administration or leading position. He calls himself the Chief around these parts and is the owner of the organization. He's also insanely good-looking and ridiculously witty and charming...what? Why are you looking at me like that?
AWARDS Our awards system helps us shed light on you in a way that will give you some distinction as a member. New members will immediately see what sort of interests you may have and see how you have become a teammate to everyone.
We have training type awards that show your accomplishments in how we tactically operate; role type awards that are held in high regard to a particular field and our esteemed 'Ace' awards for excellent combat knowledge and practice, among others, all of which are not whimsical to achieve.
Another type of award is that which is automatically given throughout your time with us as your teamwork points accumulate. These points are determined from each time you are helpful, kind, involving, supportive and generally a good egg. So thanks!
Any member can nominate and detail another member or even themselves for a point allocation and are encouraged to do so by use of our Nominate section, which is vital for recognition for activities that you may be doing on VOIP and in-game. It is necessary to look out for each other in this way, so that's what we do!
How we work together Winning, for us, is not losing our team. Think of it this way, a team player won't go gunning after a kill while leaving their teammate to hopelessly fend off attackers. At Brigade we come about, help peel our teammate away and survive the encounter together.
A Dog Fighting Example
Supporting each other by means of 'double teaming' is what Brigade uses as its core dog-fighting strategy. Going 1v1 is not the ideal situation to be in when your target is superior or even equal to you. We make certain each team member is in supportive range to each other when in combat. Members say when they are taking fire and if they can, by what/who. At this point, they can switch to attack their aggressor or fly evasively knowing a teammate will support them by engaging the aggressor to help peel them away or to help eliminate them entirely.
Supporting - in support of a wingman to help peel them from an aggressor
Evading/going evasive- evading fire whilst you await support
Tail clear - an indication that your wingman is free from any aggressors
P1: "In the field, acquiring primary. Found - Vanduul Alpha is primary"
P2: - "Roger, committing"
P2: - "You have two coming in on your tail"
P1: "Going evasive"
P2: - "Shots on primary"
P1: "Taking too much fire!"
P2: - "Copy, coming about"
P1: "It's on my six: Vanduul Hunter"
P2: - "Seen. I'm in support...engaging. Missiles away. Hit! Tango down, your tail is clear"
Brigade talk to each other, work at solutions together and give their time to help. We are friends, we are a community and we trust in the support of our teammates. Want to be a part of that?