A Positive, Pro-game, Pro-dev, Pro Wider Community-building Organization
This is the first in-game group shot ever taken of HLLTC members. This shot was snapped while we were taking a knee to plan our assault of the next cap point. The HLLTC medallion was add later, but these few individuals are all original members of the HLLTC. All are high-ranking leadership today, and all are still here playing all the time.
The HLLTC (aka "Hell Let Loose Training Camp" or "HLL Training Camp") is a premier online gaming community. The HLLTC is not a "clan," however. The HLLTC is a community-building organization. Though we do have our own teams, the HLLTC is committed to helping the communities we love grow in an environment that is explicitly pro-game, pro-developer, pro wider community. In every respect, we at the HLLTC offer a positive, purpose-driven online gaming experience. Our primary mission is to connect players to one another and to the games we play through training, real friendships, amazing team-oriented play, and projects.
History of the HLL Training Camp
The HLLTC was founded by GOD-sSs-END (aka David Allen Farrell ) shortly after the debut, in early August of 2019, of his first Hell Let Loose training guide "Control By Sector" (re-titled " Understanding Sectors in Warfare Mode " after the release of Omaha Beach, with its new game mode and capture-point mechanics). The video was among the first guides ever pinned in HLL's Steam discussion board by the Hell Let Loose development team.
Upon the success of the sector guide, membership on the official HLL Training Camp Discord grew from 8 to around 100 players. GOD-sSs-END was soon joined in September of that same year by Abinus, now the HLLTC's Camp Commander. Abinus brought with him about a dozen players, all of whom now hold high-ranking leadership roles in the HLLTC. Nicknamed the "OGs" of the HLLTC (many depicted in the header image above), the tremendous efforts and dedication of this small "band of brothers" led to a flowering not just of the HLLTC but of the Training Camp's many friends and partners into the incredibly fruitful cooperative force we are today.
The HLLTC Way
The "HLLTC way" refers to the unique character of this Training Camp. Character is defined by what one does. And what "we" do is unique, if not incredibly rare among gaming communities.
1) We Work to Connect
Whether you are an individual player or an established team, relationships are everything to us. Relationships make life worthwhile. In the same token, as more and more of people's lives are lived online, the time spent online must mean something. By forging real connections between players and teams, we help make the hours regarded by many as "wasted" matter. We do this in a variety of ways, but it all boils down to recognizing that behind every quirky name, tag, and avatar is a real human being.
2) We Strive for Excellence
As a community, the HLLTC has set so many standards, and our reputation precedes us everywhere. From the production of high-quality game guides to running well-organized, highly successful events and tournaments, and from fielding some of HLL's most competent and capable competitive teams to providing up-to-date, personable and informative training sessions, the HLLTC's "way" is to lead by example. This simple principle of leading by example underpins everything we think, everything we say, and everything we do. The reason why is equally simple. We hold dear the age-old adage that anything in life worth doing is worth doing well. 3) We Believe in the Larger Game
One of the beauties of Hell Let Loose is that the game is actually many games in one. There is the game being played by the average soldier. Given all the roles available, all by itself, that is a lot of games. But then there is the game being played by those compelled to lead squads and the game played by those inspired to command teams. These are great games.
Then there are the "larger" games. There is the game of building a team (i.e., running a Discord ) and, perhaps, renting and running a public gaming server . Larger still is the game of being a community leader, as in a positive example to follow in the wider gaming community. But there is a greater game beyond even that. It is the game played by those who realize that the world has enough BS heaped up to bury a billion lives, and the pile is getting bigger everyday. We need not add to the mess by being toxic or otherwise hateful to one another. Games, by their very natures, are supposed to be a break from the noise. We at the HLLTC have every intention of ensuring that the games we play remain a respite from the nonsense of the world and, above all, fun for everyone.
1) Be Patient
2) Be Kind
3) Lead by Example
Add to that never stoop to negativity, and you understand everything about the HLLTC. If you would like to learn more about our camp, below are a few links that may interest you. We are expanding into other games, and there are a lot of amazing opportunities coming soon. Stop by, say hi, and let's do something great together.
Training Camp Rule and Zero-tolerance Policies
Ranks, Roles and How to Get Promoted
If you have any questions, please post them in the General Discussion section of the forum. We have a lot of amazing people in the HLLTC, and all of us are here to help you have the best time. Until then, see you on the battlefield.
GOD-sSs-END (aka David Allen Farrell)
Training Camp Architect