Why did you choose ADI?


#21

Real Life Comes First

My hope is that eventually SC will reach a balance so that I can just log on for an hour or two and actually have something to do.

Also, it will be nice once in awhile to be part of a larger, organized mission/event.

Mostly, I want to play Wing Commander in an open universe. I normally avoid MMOs because generally, people suck. Especially people who spend almost all of their time playing MMOs. The only effective way to counteract griefers is to be part of an organization that takes care of its own and is large enough to do so effectively. But I would rather not be a member of an organization that engages in the very activities I myself detest in MMOs, just for the umbrella of protection that comes with it.

I have about 30 ships in SC. I have a couple of small fighters, but mostly I have small/medium mission & cargo ships, a wide variety of exploration ships, and a variety of industrial/commercial ships in various sizes. This is the main reason that I didn’t consider any industry-specific organizations.

To get use out of the larger ships I need teammates.

To get use of the smaller (non-combat) ships I need to be able to operate without being constantly harassed by some jackhole trying to tweak his power settings on his new weapon configuration.

To make in-game money without having to buy it with real-world money, I need to be able to participate in larger missions with people that I can trust.

I suck at dogfighting, and likely always will. I want to be in an org that has people that are good at it and enjoy it so that if I need an escort or avenger, I know there’s someone that’ll be on board.


#22

Organized play. What kills most organizations for me is they don’t have a solid vision or don’t act on it. ADI has all of that


#23

Finding that lost sense of camaraderie I was looking for.


#24

Simple, it aligns with my style and expectations in an org. Like many, I have a lot of money and time invested in SC. Needed to find a new home that could give me a return on that investment by meeting my expectation I have on my SC experience. After carefully looking at ADI it was a no brainer. Made the move and best decision made on an org. Look forward to serving in ADI!


#25

I joined because of the life comes first motto. I knew that with a project like star citizen it would be very likely that life would at times get in the way of me being able to be active in the game all the time. In other games previously I had been burned when I would take a month or two hiatus from the game because of school or whatever coming back only to realize that I had been removed from the group of people who I’d just spent months, or even years with.

I’ve been a member of ADI since I became a backer of SC, literally within a week of pledging to SC I joined up with ADI.

That was a little over 3 years ago.

In that time I’ve, graduated college, changed jobs 3 times, gotten married, bought a house, bought a new car.

So there’s been a lot of life that’s happened while I’ve been a member and I’m always happy to know that if I go MIA for a few months that I still have a place here when I do eventually find my way back to star citizen.

In addition to all of that. I really enjoy the way the org operates and the planned ops. (Even if it does seem I can never make to one due to my wonky work schedule) I love watching the live streams though.


#26

It seems to me that there has been a lot of work put into creating and maintaining this Org. That alone is enough to peak my interest.
The multitude of jobs within the org is also a selling point. Gives us a sense of meaning when we have a specific role to play.
ADI understands that there is life outside the verse. I have an 8 month old that is glorious. Along with a full time job and 2 other boys and a wife to be a husband and father to. So, as much as I’d like to be on here all of the time it just wont be possible. As the years turn though, it will be much easier, but I appreciate that a focal point is “Real life first”.
I think that the fact that you spend time to train people to do certain tasks will be what sets ADI apart from other orgs.


#27

I was stuck in a bind,

My ship had been blown up or just poofed, back in the 2.x bug filled days, I asked for a ride and got one from one of your long time members and I have to say that endeared me to your ORG! Tried to fly as much as possible with folks from the org but back then there wasn’t the log in to a party feature so that was hard. Then I had a son and I disappeared. Trying to make a come back but life…yeah…life is good and so is this ORG!


#28

I screened through a long list of orgs before finding and choosing ADI. For me was several things. I liked the original video - it showed where the Admin group started, where they came from - not only was everyone flying together but working as a team together.

I wanted to be part of a team, an organization that I can work through to sell, buy or work and to have resources to help find what I may be looking for.

I haven’t played anything like this since Freelancer PTC, so it has been awhile. The org is great with Real Life comes first is another solid foundation part for me.


#29

Unlike the bad rumors of ADI spamming me, I found ADI during my own search and this is why I joined us …

  1. ADI’s Organization and wiliness to maintain group cohesion even though the game is still in pre-Alpha/Alpha.
  2. They have not kicked me out even though I was very inactive for a LONG TIME. Only recently, I have become more involved especially after witnessing the game improving by leaps and bounds.
  3. When I was signing up, I noticed Assistant Director Raximus’ name and wonder if it was the same person I teamed up with in the LOTRO Ettenmoors’ as a warg stalker on Elendilmir Server or good Ole “E”. Sure enough, it was! And hence the reason his alias picture is currently a LOTR Warg … LOL.
  4. I like the military organization of ADI and a lot of members are former military like myself. And now a lot of members are IT Geeks like myself.
  5. ADI Rules of No Drama, Don’t be a Jerk, and Real Life comes first.
  6. And how can I forget the training, you know how many MMOs had training or patience to train their members … very few. Rax was one of the few that would teach pups and ole dawgs new tricks.

#30

I’ve been playing MMO’s for going on 20 years, and know that a good guild is very important for something players like me will be doing almost as much or more in hours as a job.

I’ve been searching for months/years, keeping an eye on Orgs and what’s happening, and being “choosy” knowing that with the state of the game, “I don’t have to have one yet” if there’s not a good fit for me yet.

I felt since 2.6.3 there was both an opportunity for Orgs to have some enjoyment and rigor, and that still there was no rush. But at the time of 2.6.3 I didn’t see a good fit, and with PM inquiries and other means, didn’t find any that were doing anything to start putting meat to their lofty goals. No regular events, no training formalized or laid out, no Org charts formalized (or at least at all turned to action in any other way), no plans for drilling down into areas of responsibility or even assigning responsibilities beyond a vacant Org Chart, no standards or protocols for communications (brevity) or wingmen or squadrons or marines, or use of Teamspeak/Mumble with channel use suited to success of missions. Or see Orgs all wrapped up in elaborate website cosmetics and pomp, and “out of the game” efforts like elaborate signatures and badges and videos and graphics (whooplah that will take efforts to sustain and maintain) that has no impact/benefit to the game, in the game, and otherwise with nothing actually going on in the game … all vaporware and “not ready yet” and “someday” when the opportunities were becoming available even in 2.6.3.

I posted a thread in Spectrum seeking an Org (as I do every so often to test the waters) with some specifics of what would make a good fit, and I was PM’d by an ADI recruiter. I had of course noticed ADI in the past, but at the time didn’t see some of the organizing principles that are apparent today, and was skeptical of such a large Org being able to meet the needs of rank and file players. I know that in order to fund all the Star Citizen careers, an Org must have a good couple hundred to five hundred players, but 10 times that … I didn’t see how that was manageable.

One thing that I looked for was that leaders were actually playing the game with the members regularly, in touch with the community and needs, and on the flip side one time actually found one very large Org that once you joined, said in their member areas, “the game’s not ready yet, so we’re dormant for the time being,” with maybe a few posts in a week on Discord. LOL

When I came to have another look about what ADI was about, I saw things in the website that I don’t recall were there in the past. Things like articulated Divisions, names assigned with time zone assignments, and an expectation for foundational training/certification for aspects of career/activity gameplay. I’ve always felt that certification programs were the way to go with this game, and need not be burdensome to develop and administer from within Division delegation, and when made organic to daily activities - bringing candidates along for missions we’d be doing anyway and training them on the job sort of thing. Anyway, I saw a lot of infrastructure and activity that was timely and relevant, and struck me as a good fit - worth putting both feet in to test the waters.

So far everything has been excellent. Enjoyed a couple OPs, completed some basic training certs, enjoy a good blend of protocols and standards with daily enjoyment of groups. A lot of planning work by leadership in Events, and Mumble Communication Channels and protocols setting events up for success - unlike other Orgs, ADI certainly has meat on the bone. Players give and take to support what other players want to do … it’s all been great so far. The outcomes matching the marketing and what’s hanging on the shingle.

How to handle hundreds to thousands of players online simultaneously? Still not sure I understand that, but know that the leadership takes mission success to heart and approaches challenges in organized and thoughtful ways.