I agree with you, the concept of TFOC is good. Making people understand their duties better, how to act when deployed etc. I think that if TFOC gets enough time and are represented in a different way, it would be more beneficial to the community and the servers of course. About the immature thing, as I said it was an experiment, I am for the most part respectful to my superiors. And when I say for the most part, the other part is when I just go somewhere else when they come and give me orders, can’t really order me to not do something irl instead of playing the game.
In V1 I try to act as mature as I can whilst being around LRs. Many will probably agree when I say that MRs (The cap) is praised by LRs. So of course we got an duty to be a symbol of “successfulness” within our branch. But still, I see Senior Majors in Miltsiya, Senior Politburos, Colonels that has done stuff that if you ask me are not “mature” (While they are deployed as them, not off duty). If Immatureness was an demotion offense within divisions, I would have indirectly blacklisted plenty of people and had the ability to indirect blacklist even more if I even recorded it.
And if I just want to have fun with some Fellow MR friends or something. We find a remoted place and talk and do stuff there. If a LR comes up, we usually stops and tries to get them away. Sometimes people who are a part of OMON/5th/CRU/109th comes being deployed as RA and joins us. But if an HR comes up and tells us to go to our posts. We do that! We say understood and we do what he/she orders us to do. And sometimes the officer can even encounter us with a smile on their face.
I know plenty of HR people even few HICOM people that I have had so much fun with in game whilst being on duty. Heck even when I became a SP, I still have the log of my first patrol. And I would say that I was acting a bit immature. Not the strict guy, let some stuff that I personally thought was not that important slip. And I was observed by the Chairman Politburo trough the whole thing. He stated after that it went very well.
I don’t think that a guy deployed as OMON talking with people, having a nice time should be something “not good”. OMON talking with people isn’t immature but they can talk in a immature way. And I prefer that, over overly strict officers. Most of the liked officer in pretty much all branches from my perspective are the officer that talks the most with the common people and are approachable in a nice way.
Of course a certain level of matureness should be require for you to be in officer or join a division. But I do think that skill within’ the divisions duty are far more important than how they act. I hate seeing LRs coming up to me talking like they are shivering extremely. Their tone of voice always change during the conversation because they realize that I won’t be super angry if they forget a capital letter in the beginning of the sentence or misspell Miltsiaya.
Because many LRs have gotten the imagine that if you even want to become anything in the TSU. You need to act like a Spetsnaz Officer. And in my view of the TSU, that is not true and shouldn’t be true. We can just look at the CPSU elections for an example. There are people who do their job good, but are not connected with the participants of their events. Then there are less skilled people who have great connections with the player base. The people will they most votes are the most social interactive players.