Welcome to the TOG Battlefield Division! The Older Gamers have a long history of playing Battlefield that goes all the way back to Battlefield 1942. It is a very active division with lots of great people (and some weird ones) -- you’ll fit right in. Here is all of the information you need to get started in the TOG Battlefield Division! Table of Contents Getting Started in the TOG Battlefield Division Making The Most of Battlefield Asking For Help -- Battlefield Game Ops TOG Anti-Hacking Policy TOG Code of Conduct TOG Battlefield Division Leadership Group Feedback! Getting Started in the TOG Battlefield Division Follow these simple steps to join the division and find fellow TOGs. 1) Register for the TOG Battlefield Division Join the TOG Forums by pressing the Login in or Sign up button on the top right of the screen. Once you have joined, Register at The Barracks and Register for the TOG Battlefield division, it only takes a few seconds! Write a little blurb about yourself List the name of your Battlefield soldier or Origin name 2) Apply for the BF1 TOG Battlefield Platoon On the home screen of Battlefield 1 you will see a menu on the left hand side. The one that allows you to switch between Battlefield games. To the bottom there is a platoon button. Hit that and press Find Platoon. Search for "The Older Gamers" to find the platoon and press Apply for platoon. Let one of the Game Ops know that you have applied and you will be let in. Once you are approved, you will need to go back into the platoon section and press Represent Platoon to have your tags appear in game (pictures coming soon) 3) Apply For The Battlefield 3/4 TOG Battlelog Platoon If you intend on playing BF3 and BF4, you can register for the TOG platoon there also. Log into Battlelog then Join the TOG Battlelog Platoon here. Click on the apply button. Once one of the game OPs has added you, use the View Members Playing page to find TOGs who are currently online. 4) Setup Voice Communications The TOG Battlefield division now uses Discord for voice communications. Start by installing Discord, then add the TOG Discord server by clicking this link (link in members section) 5) Jump into a game The easiest way to find a game with other TOGs is via the platoons section. When you click Platoons > TOG, you will see all of the servers that TOG players are currently on. Clicking one of those servers will automatically get you into the right server and right squad. Making The Most of Battlefield Here are some resources to help you find games, solve technical issues, and to improve your in-game performance! Check out the boot camp New to Battlefield? Check out the Battlefield Boot Camp for a good general overview of the game. Battlefield 1 Technical Issues Is your game not running well or you have encountered a strange bug? Want to get a higher FPS? Want to make the game look better? Visit the Battlefield 1 Technical Issues thread. Check Out Upcoming Battlefield Event We often have scrims against other clans and have fun events. Check out the stickies in Battlefield Forums. Join a Battlefield 1 Competitive Squad (Coming soon!) TOG will be running a casual-friendly internal competition for Battlefield 1. If you have never played competitive Battlefield before, now is the time to try it! It’s a ton of adrenaline-pumping fun. We also have fun scrims against our friends the Sneaky Ninjas and the Wolfpack. Check out some videos of past scrims! Set Up Your Mouse The game is a lot easier if you Set up your mouse for FPS games. Infantry Skill Thread Tired of getting pwned? Visit the Battlefield 1 Infantry Skill Thread or the Battlefield 4 Infantry Skill Thread. You’ll be the next ShadyNZ in no time! Vehicle Skill Thread Want to watch the body parts fly as you dominate in a tank or plane? Visit the BF1 Vehicle Skill Thread or the BF4 Vehicle Skill Thread Turn off Motion Blur Motion blur looks cool but makes it much harder to aim. Learn how to Turn motion blur off in BF4. It is much easier to turn off motion blur in Battlefield 1, just look for the slider in the graphics settings. Upload Some Videos! Share the fun by learning how to record your gameplay. Upload your video to the TOG Battlefield Video thread. Donate to TOG Battlefield’s Server Fund The only way we can provide servers for the Battlefield player base is through donations. Donations closed until we get another BF1 server. Asking For Help -- Battlefield Game Ops The TOG Battlefield division has a number of “Game Ops” who are responsible for: Managing map rotations and game modes on TOG servers Rebooting the server Kicking and/or banning players for excessive bad language, player abuse, trolling, using map exploits or hacking Resolve disputes between players Providing relationship advice (not really) If you require help, talk to Game Ops in Teamspeak/Discord or send them a private message (contact details below). TOG Anti-Hacking Policy TOG has a zero tolerance policy on cheating. If you cheat, we will find out and permanently ban you. If you suspect another player of cheating, contact one of the TOG leadership group via a private message (details listed below). Do not post “hackusations” on the forums and please refrain from hackusations in Discord. PM game ops directly and we will investigate. TOG Code of Conduct Read the TOG Code of Conduct to understand the level of conduct expected of members. TOG is a mature gaming community that does not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, player abuse or “excessive” foul language (no C-Bombs, no use of the term r**e). Battlefield VOIP channels do get a bit loud (particularly on Friday/Saturday) -- some swear words, some yelling, lots of laughs and some tears as n00bs get pwned. However, we draw the line at player abuse and excessive ranting. Want to know we don't like the use of the word r**e? This article sums it up well. Basically: “Don’t be a dick -- be nice and have fun”. Here are the links to the TOG administrative processes: The TOG Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) About TOG and the Code of Conduct TOG Battlefield Division Leadership Group Click on names to view profiles, send an email or send a private message. Division Captain -- Razz Squad Leader -- Tulgar Squad Leader -- Nietzscheese Game OP -- POSCrash Game OP -- Typhon Game OP -- Dekay71 Game OP -- RubberRobber Game OP -- Ozlizard Game OP -- Choppa Game OP -- Valzhar Feedback! Did you find this guide useful or as useless as tits on a bull? Do you have any ideas for extra information we should be including? Leave feedback by posting in this thread or by contacting one of the Battlefield game ops. Enjoy!