In 2001 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime that should have been legalized. These men (and women) promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the digital underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have the skills, if something might be a little off in your head, and if you can find them, maybe you can enlist with The =420th= Infantry Division.
Back in the day of Battlefield 1942, (2002) rose a group of gamers who came together to enjoy the teamwork and comradery that started in one of the best FPS’s made. BF1942 generally was a new concept on how players from around the world could come together and battle it out on the battlefields of World War 2. It also harbored competitions in the way of CAL and PL ladder leagues. The founder, =420th= Semper Fi on the 20th of April, 2003 created a clan and used the date for its clan name. There has been much speculation as to the urban legend behind the true meaning of “420″; we can say, that it is only a pleasant coincidence.
Soon after inception, the ranks of The =420th= grew and the clan began competing in various BF1942 competitions. Within these ranks were men and women from all walks of life, many being former military, and most possessed technical savvy. Eventually a website was created and third-party voice communication programs were used to keep members informed, coordinated, and it was a place to recruit prospective members. Additionally the clan started to organize a rank structure, rules, a code of conduct and an award system that recognized members for service in the clan and for actions in competitions.
Code of Conduct
ALL =420th= members are bound by our Code of Conduct.
- No blatant or unwarranted disrespect to other players or clans on or off the field.
- Cheats or exploits, of any kind, are strictly prohibited.
Guidelines for Members
Treat others with respect at all times. Unsportsmanlike conduct is discouraged.
Maintain honor and integrity. Members will not cheat or knowingly associate with cheaters.
Success is often times more attitude than aptitude. Grin at challenges. Become the influence of motivation and encouragement to those around you.
- THE TEAM
We are greater together than as individuals. Give consideration for team objectives before personal. Help your fellow teammates excel.
All =420th= members without exception are in a constant mode of training regardless of how "pro" they are. Learning, training, and perfecting skills never ceases.
- THE TAG
Wearing the =420th= tag makes you a direct representative of the clan. Do not 'name share'. This means if a friend/relative/spouse wants to share an account, they should use their own name without the tag.
- COMMUNICATION & SECURITY
Check the website, forums, and voice-comms regularly for updates and other vital info. Never discuss team issues in public; use the private forums or other secure channels. Treat sensitive material appropriately.
- FRIENDSHIP & REAL LIFE
The =420th= is primarily a group of like-minded friends that enjoy a good game. Real life obligations will always supersede clan affairs. Be open and mindful of others' real life issues. Keep the clan informed when possible.
If inter-clan conflicts can be resolved through reasonable and friendly means, it should. Ego disputes will be settled via in-game knife fight; losers will be promptly ridiculed.