I recently got back into Holdfast a few weeks ago because I had a lot of new free time and remembered by previous memories from the KRRC (back then, now the KRA). I actually joined the KRA back in April 2018, I was debating between about 3/4 different regiments to join from at the time and I checked forums and ingame to find out as much as possible about them before joining one since I'm quite skeptical with these decisions. My original thought when joining was that I was going to see how it turned out then make a final decision, and I'm very glad I chose to join KRA. As soon as I joined I was bombarded with welcomes and people who seemed happy I was now apart of them, right there it made me feel at home since I have never felt this welcomed to any community I've ever been in. Back then I was always on the cannons so joined the Artillery company, eventually becoming a Lance Bombardier and achieving some insane scores in public games. However in mid May 2018 I became inactive since I just lost interest in the game. I came back for like a week in September later in the year but after that never played again.
This was until about 3 weeks ago, I went back to Private in the Infantry and was quite confused about all the new stuff that was added to the game and regiment though I quickly learned about it all anyway, what excited me the most was that there were so many more medals and achievements I could get. I went from around 100 hours to now 400 in the space of these few weeks, my main motivation was trying to become the most decorated private and just achieve as many medals as possible and in my first week back I got around 12 of these, even winning the marksmanship tournament 2nd try as a private.
But what made me come back to the game? I was on youtube and some Holdfast vids popped up and I just remembered the amazing community of the game and how good the KRA actually was. I decided to rejoin and I'm back into the game now, attending almost every linebattle and want to be competitive, the regiment welcomes every play style you can think of, I usually am a marksman sort of guy and love competitive gaming, the KRA is pretty much perfect for this. I think the best part of the game is the community itself and I wouldn't be saying that if I hadn't joined the KRA.
But why did I chose KRA over others? This was mainly because I wanted to join a large and active regiment. I was also lead in public games by some KRA and they were great to be around. If you are reading this and are unsure about joining, so was I, but I gave it ago and wouldn't trade it for anything else. The CO's and NCO's in this regiment are very hard working and appreciative of everyone. It's probably the nicest group of people I've come across on steam games as a whole. I wanted to join a regiment that was professional as well, and KRA fit that perfectly. The KRA is involved in so many events not just weekly but daily as well, so every day there are multiple things to look forward to. As well as all that, at the time it was always the KRRC members at the top of the scoreboard and I wanted to be apart of that. KRA is a very good community and regiment, full of highly skilled and experienced and also super helpful members, as well as this its full of funny and great people in general and they don't just play Holdfast. So if you are new to the game I would highly recommend joining as it would increase your Holdfast experience by 1000000%