» AboutIMPERIAL ARMED FORCES
Our young Empire is a force at war, fighting adversaries who threaten our foothold on a new civilization and way of life. The most significant aspect of our current strategic reality is that the struggle with alien and anarchic forces in which we are now engaged will be a protracted one in which we will find ourselves often in conflict with all manners of adversaries.
The Imperial Armed Forces's primary mission is to provide necessary forces and capabilities to the combatant commanders in support of the Universal War and Expansion Strategies. We have thousands of soldiers deployed or forward stationed today to support combat operations throughout California to deter aggression while securing the gains we've already established. We are fighting today while simultaneously preparing for tomorrow.
To continue to accomplish our mission, we are aggressively restructuring the IAF. We are transforming from a force designed for contingency operations in the post-Defiance era to a force designed for continuous operations in a time of discovery and reclamation that presents challenges to our Empire ranging from traditional to potentially catastrophic.
The IAF is dependent upon the resources procured up until now from liberated supply caches, coupled with emergency supplemental appropriations, to support current operations. These resources will also enable the force to recover from the stress placed on equipment and Legionaries during combat and continually "reset" itself for future deployments. Moreover, these resources are required to continue to transform the IAF into a larger, more powerful force built on self-sufficient legion-based modules. This force will be more flexible, more rapidly deployable, and better able to sustain the protracted military campaigns and conduct the joint expeditionary operations required by the current security environment.
We are sustaining our universal commitments while making tremendous progress in our transformation. We will need the continued support of the People and Senate to accomplish our mission today and tomorrow while providing for the well-being of our Soldiers, their families, and our civilian workforce who are serving the IAF in this time of war.
We will take back this city, we will take back what was once this state, this continent; humanity will triumph.
-Legate Maximillian Labienus
The 47th Legion is a military themed, North American based player association for Defiance on the PC only. We do not support Xbox or PS3. We are dedicated entirely to Defiance and only Defiance.
The 47th prides itself on professionalism and esprit de corps which are our core principles. We hold our Legionaries to a high standard and prohibit any and all types of exploiting and cheating and we do not tolerate drama.
Teamwork and collective effort are mantras the 47th lives by. We quest in a squad, move in a squad, and we all do what we can to contribute to the unit. If you like to go and do things your own way then the 47th simply isn't for you.
We currently have well over 100 active members deployed to the San Francisco Bay Area so if you are looking for an active, organized, fun, and professional guild, then you've found it in the 47th Legion!When you join the 47th you cease being an individual; you are now part of the most highly trained and professional combat unit on North American soil.
While the 47th is military themed with great interest in PvP our ultimate goal is the creation of our own forward operating base and the creation of a multi-guild alliance.
That being said we also have a great interest in PvP, are interested in exploration, and in our downtime take in some entertainment.
The various playstyles would rank in Legion-wide interest as such:
- PvP: ► ► ► ► ►
The 47th will be heavily engaged in PvP and it will be one of our primary play styles.
- PvE: ► ► ► ►
We can't PvP all of the time so while PvE doesn't take priority it's obviously going to be a cornerstone of our play time.
- Social Networking: ► ► ► ► ►
Community matters and we at the 47th are firmly committed to fostering a server-wide community by running events, competition, and various contests.
- Exploration: ► ► ► ►
This will be a cornerstone that will heavily influence city building and PvP. Scouts definitely have a place in our legion.
- Community: ► ► ►
Since our inception in Tabula Rasa we at the 47th have provided the community with server wide events and challenges. Fostering a true sense of community with non-guild members is important to us.
The 47th was originally established in 2007 as an offshoot of a Star Wars Galaxies guild from the Chilastra server.
By the time of the NGE a lot of interest in SWG had been permanently lost. A deployment or two later I became highly interested in Tabula Rasa and chose to start my own player organization for the game with a few SWG guildmates which came to be known as the 47th A.F.S. Expeditionary Force, or 47th A.F.S.E.F..
Around the time of TR's closure Earthrise caught the 47th's interest. We waited for Earthrise for over three years and were finally able to step foot on Enterran soil at game launch.
Unfortunately Earthrise was plagued with launch issues, lacked basic and rudimentary features, had an extremely unoptimized client which ran very poorly, had a small community, and incredibly slow patch releases. In June of 2011 we decided to quit Earthrise.
Moving on from there we briefly dabbled in Star Wars: The Old Republic though in the end the game was simply the antithesis in design of everything we actually enjoy in a MMO.
- Professionally Built Dynamic Website;
- IP.Board 3.4.5 featuring IP.Content, IP.Classifieds, IP.Galleries, IP.Files, and more;
- Dedicated 24/7 Private Mumble™ Server;
- Personalized 47th.info E-Mail Address;
- Regularly Scheduled Training Exercises and Field Missions;
- Unit Supply Section; and
- Ribbons and Awards System.
» Ribbons & Awards System
The 47th recognizes the contributions our legionaries make to the unit. Whether it's something as simple as creating some artwork or recruiting all of your friends into the guild we have a plethora of rewards to honor our legionaries with.
Our legionaries proudly display their ribbons in their forum signature. If you'd like to learn more about awards system you can view them and their descriptions here.
» Legionary of the Month
Each month one legionary is selected by leadership for the full spotlight treatment which includes an interview with pictures spotlighted on the front page and an Achievement ribbon.
» RP Lite
The 47th's style of roleplay is what we've coined "RP Lite." What this means is that we subscribe to a more moderate form of roleplay. More specifically, we ask our Legionaries to be "in character" in spatial/local chat but will not require anyone to be "in character" in any team, unit, or other such affiliated chat channels. We also do not require any Legionaries to be "in character" on our forums aside from the designated roleplay forum. "In character" chat is strictly forbidden on voice comms. The bottom line is that we want to present a degree of professionalism in public spaces and limited roleplaying allows us to do just that.
» Enlistment Requirements
- Must be playing Defiance on the PC;
- Must be at least 19 years of age (exceptions considered on case by case basis);
- Willingness to engage in PvP;
- Willingness to utilize VOIP software for in and out of game communication;
- Willingness to casually roleplay; and
- All alternate characters must be tagged with the unit.
» Current & Prior Service Friendly
The 47th is a great environment for current and past members of the armed forces and their families. Many of our Legionaries are prior service (I personally served in the U.S. Army for seven years as a 19D Cavalry Scout: FIRST TEAM!) and enjoy being around other prior service Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines; we welcome and encourage you to join!
» Rank Referral Program
Active duty Legionaries who refer a successful enlistment to the 47th will be promoted one rank and grade up to and including Miles Gregarius (E3) and be awarded the Recruiter ribbon.