The Project Reality Teamwork Alliance, also known as PRTA, was founded on 5th of October 2010. It was created to give a number of smaller clans and communities a concept to rally up behind, a platform to organize events that they would otherwise be unable to do, and to improve the general level of teamwork in Project Reality.
Throughout its history the PRTA community has organized several tournaments, countless events, hosted extremely popular public servers for Project Reality and have begun to host servers in additional games. An active TeamSpeak server and forum have also helped to bring a lot of people together and made us a very friendly community. During all of this we have grown from a small group of around 15 people into a community with several hundred members today, running some of the most popular Project Reality servers and events.
One of the unusual aspects of PRTA is our diversity. The community is composed of a wide range of units: from milsim-like clans, to loose groups of friends, to individuals who want to benefit from being a part of a larger group. Our contributors and management staff are volunteers from throughout the community, and we value having these groups composed of a wide range of people in order to ensure that everyone is represented.
- PRTA strives to improve the general teamwork capabilities of all players on our servers. We believe that communication and coordination is what makes a good round in Project reality.
- PRTA wants to create a environment were players can experience exciting and enjoyable game play.
- Members of PRTA are encouraged to different games together, and the alliance will try to provide support for the games we choose to play.
PRTA is an alliance of many autonomous units/clans. Membership of the community is (mostly) synonymous with membership of a unit.
A unit is composed of leaders who have authority over how their unit works and members chosen by the unit itself. Each unit is responsible for their own recruiting, structure, and practices – they just need to follow the community rules.
Each unit gets many benefits from being a part of the community:
- Access to sections of the forums reserved for members of PRTA
- Their own private section of the forums
- A roster showing an always up-to-date list of their members
- Their own channels in TS3
- Access to other communications platforms operated by the community
- Preferential access to training servers and flagship game servers
- Reserved slots at reduced rates for servers which support reserved slots
In return for these benefits the members of each unit are encouraged to participate in running the community by helping to administrate the game servers as part of an admin team, helping to manage our technical systems and operations and part of management, helping with a number of supporting tasks as part of other contributor groups, and making donations to help pay our hosting bills whenever possible.
The result of this is that smaller clans and groups of friends can retain their own identity whilst also running servers & events at a scale that they would not be able to attempt on their own. Units also benefit from having the power of a large 'all-inclusive' community to protect them and represent their interests to other groups.
Joining PRTA is not about giving up freedom or independence - it's about getting to the next level.
No community can be better than it's members. Therefore, we consider our members the core and essence of PRTA, and in a way, our most important asset. We strive to give members of PRTA room to expand their own ideas by providing technical support and a organization to jump start projects from. Being a democratic community, members have the right to vote on proposals put forth that affect the whole community, along with writing up proposals on their own. Members can also request a reserved slot on our PRBF2 servers, as well as utilizing other services provided by PRTA. Join PRTA by following this link.
PRTA Member Benefits
- Receive a reserved slot on our PR Servers.
- Gain the ability to vote on PRTA issues.
- Servers for use in training or events.
PRTA Member Requirements
- Be active on our Teamspeak server and on our forums.
- Seed our servers as best you can!
Every Unit in PRTA has atleast one Leader, which is someone that leads the Unit they belong to. Leaders are appointed by the unit itself and are granted a few extra permissions in order to aid the unit management, such as the right to move users on the Unit channel on Teamspeak, and access to a leader specific part of our forum, where discussions related to Units are held.
PRTA Leader Benefits
- Receive a reserved slot on our PR servers.
- Gain the ability to vote on PRTA issues.
- Can request servers for training and events.
PRTA Leader Requirements
- Be active on Teamspeak and on our forums.
- Manage and represent the unit.
- Act in a mature and responsible way, appropriate for the role.
PRTA has several groups related with administration, commonly refered as "red-tag" groups, like both our PRBF2 admin teams, our Forum Moderation team, our VFX team, our coding team, and more! They can all be applied for in the "Join us" Section of our forums. Here's a quick summary of some of them:
- Server Administrators - Probably the most common and numerous groups, they take care of our game servers. Their responsibilities include maintaining the quality of the gameplay on our servers, making sure their rules are up-to-date and voting on wether new admins are accepted or not.
- Forum Moderators - This team makes sure our forums are spam free, arguments are as fact-based as they can be and no nasty stuff is posted. They'll make you think twice before misbehaving around here.
- Media Team - These guys make our banners, videos and pretty much everything we need media-wise.
- Coders - Implement various pieces of in-house software, including the control system behind the servers which enables our game servers and forums to be integrated.
- Testers - Test maps made by Mappers, gamemodes and servers that are about to be launched, and anything that needs to be tested before publishing it.
In a sense, the managers are both the top and the bottom of the alliance. They have the highest permissions of all user, but their task is to take care of the day-to-day issues that the community has, maintaining our assets, along with improving the technical aspects of PRTA. Managers are, in essence, high ranking working ants. Since being a manager gives you direct access to our assets, such as our PRBF2 server, managers are required to act in a mature way, always trying to make PRTA the best community it can possibly be. The PRTA Managers also have access to the "Senate" - a management-only section of the forums, where the most important votes regarding the PRTA community (and some times, even more people) and held. This to show how democratic our community is. The PRTA Managers are always expected to be mature, very active and to always look out for the community's interests.
PRTA Manager Requirements
- Be active on our Teamspeak server and on the forums.
- Act in a mature and responsible way.
- Work on tasks in the Management Forum.
- Have a open mind and the will to learn new things to help PRTA grow.
PRTA Manager's Goals
- Help creating an environment where suggestions from the community can come to life.
- Maintaining and improving assets owned by PRTA.
- Always treat members with patience and utmost professionalism.
- To have an approachable and friendly behavior.