Back in the old days of CoH the SG I was in used to run what we called Static Teams. These teams were a blast to be on, and you got to meet some really great people and try out some interesting AT combos depending on who the Leader was and what the theme of the team ended up being.
Here is how the Static Teams worked:
Decide you want to run a Static Team (Congrats! You are now the Leader).
This newly found Leader now finds 7 other people to join their Static Team and they all decide together on how often, and at what times they can all play together during the week.
The Leader then decides on a theme for the entire team. The theme can be anything really, you can choose a specific power type everyone should play, it could be costume based, whatever you want really. The idea is to just unify the team in some manner with a common theme. In the first Static Team I ran, my theme was "Art" so everyone had to create characters that were art themed in some way. I made a SS/WP Tanker named "Graphite", another team member made their character look like a No. 2 pencil. 🤣
Create your theme based characters and make any needed preparations to meet up on the first agreed upon day and time. It is important to make sure you are all on each others friends list, have each others global names, and discord handles in case you need to get a hold of each other for any reason.
Meet at a predetermined location, team up, and go have fun until you all reach level 50 together. No power leveling. No AE missions. No double XP boosters. Just plain, old fashioned, earning your XP and Influence by completing missions, TF's, etc. with friends.
The main idea behind these teams were to get people playing together again, and to try AT's and power combinations they have never tried before. Playing on a dedicated team like this allows for some flexibility when trying out new things, and it can also be a good place to get advice on build ideas from several people who are seeing it in action.
Communication is key when running these teams. Using voice channels while teamed up is a huge bonus. Being able to talk with each other outside of the game helps a lot. There will be times when people can not make a particular scheduled date/time, life happens. It is up to the team to decide if they wait for missing team members or if the team member gets catch up on their own at a later time.
And that is pretty much it ... And on that note!
WHO WANTS TO JOIN A STATIC TEAM?
I am looking to start one up on Torchbearer if anyone might be interested. You can message me on Discord (DesignDeviant#9963) if you would like to let me know you are interested and what your schedule might be like during the week.
If not, feel free to use the idea and make some new friends, or even invite me to your Static Team, I would love to join.