Vortex Special Ops, also known as "VSO", is a war group with about 53,000 member, Founded in 2010 by Shain1 (Now VSOGeneralShain1). VSO is one of the most well-known clans in ROBLOX.
Vortex Special Ops gained almost all of its members using the VIP recruitment method, which is where people gain VIP for a game by joining the clan. The game VSO used is DANGERTIM122 's Build to Survive the Zombies. Today, the general stopped the VIP Recruitment and gained his members by normal means.
VSO Had started as a Vortex Security squad, made by general's old account, Shain1. When around 300 VS joined, the general got exiled from VS for unknown reasons and kept the squad blank. In 2011, the general used Build to Survive The Zombies to recruit members. They hit 20k members in their first year. Shain1 used free models in the creation of the facilities (he used RIC's HQ as VSO's HQ), which caused a lot of criticism on C&G 'World on ROBLOX.' But later it stopped.
In 2012, They started their first war on The VOX Empire, an old 30k clan led by Voxhall, the leader, who is known for his famous tycoon, Star Wars tycoon, and PeerPants, the second in command that turned soon into a hacker and got his account IP - banned. VSO had won The VOX empire by a score of 6-4 (6 wins to VSO and 4 wins to VOX Empire.) PeerPants and Voxhall shut the clan down ultimately due to rage on losing the war. In July 2012, on the mobile boxers war and raid on VSO, generals tell them to go away for a while, and then they wait and then general leaves the game. Jordandog100, a VSO CPT, sees he was banned and takes over the clan for a while to continue the duties. There are theories that generals had been banned by a hacker, banning him, there are also arguments that he saw disobeying rules of ROBLOX and insulting a raider by calling them obscenities. But mostly is the theory of the hacker. The General made a new account known as "VSOGeneralShain1" and waited until he gets BC again, and he will get VSO Again, currently, in that time, jordandog100 promoted general to LT-Gen until he gets BC. The ban caused a lot of VSO members being feared to be leaderless. In August 2012, due to Guyalf1's exile, one of the best VSO members and HR, VSO members started a riot. An ex-colonel which admin abused and got exiled cause of that told lies about Guyalf1. Guyalf1 reported the ex-COL to general, which made guyalf1 exiled. A lot of VSO Members started a riot to return Guyalf1 into VSO, the cause of him doing nothing. Because of this happening, The General started a massive exile session, and he exiled around 150 members who did the riot.
In October 2013, general hits 40k soldiers in VSO. Then he announces on C&G Forum in ROBLOX that he will stop being "so copyish" and will stop using other clan's models. Two new divisions were created Technicians and VSO Naval Forces. In April, he finally allowed Guyalf1 return to because he didn't believe the EX-COL. He needed EX -VSO's help to make VSO alive again, so soon he becomes a captain again. In August, VSO hits the "Top 10 clans" leaderboard, which made them show on the first page of groups. In September, Gaster1234567890, The creator of Rancor Battalion joins VSO and starts RB as a squad. In December, Shain makes a new military clan named "Pakistan Military."
In April 2014, Shain made an April Fools joke by making a fake new fort which is under construction and makes it public. The description said -
"A small lovely island in the middle of nowhere. Lots of vegetas and Gangnam styles of all types roam free. A perfect tourist attraction for those who want to get MLG scoped, blown to bits by a bomb/grenade, get caught in the cross fire of enemy forces, and those who are so tired of their kids they want to feed them to the wild pink sheep. This is Sparta!!!!!" When the players entered the game, they got an April Fools message, and there was a hidden GUI giver that gave the name of the upcoming fort - WARZONE NATHIA GALI! It also had the thumbnail of the famous "Y U WAT" meme.
In July, VSO finally releases Warzone Nathia Gali, which had a lot of good comments about the fort and in October VSO hits 50k members.
At the end of January 2017, the 3rd in command, Coolsniper150 got a message from Colonel De_Elite. Except, That was De_Elite's brother. He messaged Coolsniper150 that De_Elite died in real life due to illness. Many groups prayed for VSO for their big loss and they stopped the criticism fully. But there are still people who complain that VSO is full of kids, mostly exiled members. Sometime after the death, Some EX-VSO created alt accounts like "VSODeservedDeath," "DeEliteDeserved" and more. The accounts had been banned from Roblox, including the creator. Also, Team CORE had stopped hacking VSO's base, since their leader got permanently banned from ROBLOX. In the end, De_Elite did not die, she was in a coma from a car accident, she was left deaf. She quit Roblox & is never seen again on ROBLOX.
In February 2017, 2 weeks after De_Elite's "death," the General creates a new promotion system. Privates must pass a test & must patrol HQ for 1 Hour to get promoted, PFCs must attend trainings and get "Promotion Credits" to be promoted. They can attend Bootcamp too, But they need to patrol HQ after the training.
In March of 2017, Bnv1186 is promoted from COL to LT-Gen.
On May 1st of 2017, Two LTs are promoted to CPT. Verret001(Now Colonel), And Noobynavyseal123(Now LT-Colonel)
In May 2017, The general made a massive reform - He adds five new ranks and creates some new rules.
In late July, Colonel goodcaboose456 returns to activity to help out LT-Gen Bnv1186 and Colonel Verret001 to keep VSO Active while the General is away.
On October 11th verret001 is promoted to Major general.
[PVT] Private: Privates are the foundation of VSO. They are the men and women that defend HQ and help to win raids. They have no authority to issue any offical orders, they also can't make squads.
[PFC] Private First Class: PFCs are men and women who've shown they can prove useful and follow VSO rules. They are better fit for being in squads and following orders.
[L-CPL] Lance Corporal: Lance Corporals are the true beginning for a VSO soldier. They can carry around and order one man in their squad.
[CPL] Corporal: Corporals have proven they can lead men and can now run a squad of three men.
[SGT] Sergeant: Sergeants have shown they are both skilled and effective at leading. SGTs can be trusted to protect the base when needed, and can lead a squad of four men. SGTs must assist Staff-Seargants hosting drills.
[S-SGT] Staff Sergeant: S-SGTs are the go-to for squad leaders. S-SGTs must ensure all other LRs are not slacking off. If LRs are found slacking off with an S-SGT on deck, the S-SGT is responsible for it. They have proven over and over again that they know what they're doing. They are skilled at executing commands and watching over their men. They can lead a squad of five men and also host drills with a permission of an HR.
[S-LT] Second Lieutenant: Second LTs are the true leaders of HQ. They are directly responsible for creating and sending out squads in HQ. They are no longer squad leaders, but watch over all squads at once. S-LTs are also responsible for watching over S-SGTs.
[F-LT] First Lieutenant: First LT is the first trainer rank in VSO. They are also responsible for creating and sending out squads in HQ, but may also host regular VSO trainings. They are now permitted to be tempmodded in HQ, as they have proven themselves responsible. F-LTs must send their panels to their CPT in-charge.
[CPT] Captain: Captains are responsible for watching over two First LTs and ensuring that they maintain activity and responsibility. They no longer host regular trainings, as they focus their time on hosting division trainings and activities.
[MAJ] Major: Majors are responsible for watching the Second LTs and suggesting which Second LTs should be promoted to First LTs. They are also responsible for hosting regular trainings and bootcamp.
[LT-COL] Lieutenant Colonel: LT-Colonels watch over two CPTs to ensure they are maintaining activity and responsibility. They are also responsible for hosting division trainings and activities.
[COL] Colonel: Colonels are responsible for watching over Majors and LT-Colonels. They can also host regular trainings and bootcamp.
[M-GEN] Major General: The Major General oversees all of VSO:HRs. The Major General is in charge of promoting or demoting VSO:HRs based on performance.
[LT-GEN] Lieutenant General: LT-Generals are responsible for making sure that all of VSO is running correctly.
Vortex Special Ops has 4 divisions that require certain ranks.
Vortex Special Ops: Airborne is the 1st division, which is a special air force position given to Lieutenants. Lieutenants however can get kicked from this division for disobeying orders and not acting as a lieutanent. Lieutenants are required to go to the VSO:A training held by a COL+. It does not have much difference from the main division, but gives access to aircraft in both Vortex Special Ops' HQ and Outpost Bakkarah. VSO:A is only allowed for LT+.
Vortex Special Ops: High Ranks is the 2nd division, being the division High Ranks are in, containing Vortex Special Ops members at the ranks of Captain, Major, LT-Colonel, Colonel, Major-General, Lieutenant General, and the General. Some of the High Ranks have admin at Warzone K2. They ban hackers if they have enough evidence, KOS(Kill on sight) EX-VSO members, and have the authority to jail them.
Vortex Special Ops: Naval Forces is the 3rd division, and also has many members, having strict rank requirements as well, it also has Vortex Special Ops members at almost all ranks except Private. It is the only division not founded by VSOGeneralShain1(or Shain1), but by a former High Rank in Vortex Special Ops. It was later taken over by VSOGeneralShain1 as an official division.
Vortex Special Ops: Rancor Battalion is the 4th division and also has the most member's, Having more strict requirements, and has Vortex Special Ops member's at all rank's including Private. It is one Division not founded by VSOGeneralShain1 (or Shain1) but by a former High Rank in Vortex Special Ops. It was later taken over by VSOGeneralShain1 as an official division, which was run by Gaster123456789 until his account was banned and he started VSOCaptainGaster, who was later exiled in 2015, when he started Shadow Operation Specialist and refused to Exile the VSO members who joined his group.
Vortex Special Ops: Technicians is the 5th division. It doesn't have any rank requirements, but it does require that you have skills in Lua Script Writing and/or Roblox Studio building. It's currently owned by VSOGeneralShain1, but it's managed by his Head Technician coolsniper150. This division is for the technical advancements in VSO, and generally manages the guns, bases and main scripts of VSO. There are several levels of technicians, Recruit Technicians, Basic Technicians, and Advanced Technicians.
Outpost Bakkarah is the replacement of the previous outpost, Outpost Arctic. It is not used as a raiding base currently. Instead, it is used as the VSO: Rancor Battalion training center.
The new headquarters and the current base of VSO. Just like the old headquarters, a woodland base and in the middle a city. The raiders base is in a seperate island & to raid you must use the boats or bridge.
Many people criticized this HQ For being a "ripoff" of RIC's headquarters & having strict rules.
Arctic Warzone (Work In Progress Fort)
Originally "Outpost Arctic Remastered," More info will be put here when the fort is released.
Pakistan Military (in short: PM) is a new upcoming military clan, made by general himself. This is currently a group with 300 members and its growing well. This is allied to VORTEX SPECIAL OPS as well.
It is currently lead by Colonel Saqibali123.
Vortex Special Ops has formerly been at war with the following groups:
- Mobile Bloxxers (Tie due to the general being banned)
- The Raven Empire
- The VOX Empire (Victory to VSO)
- The Robloxian Army
- Roblox Assault Association (Victory to VSO)
- Frost Clan
- United States Military (Auto win due to hacking)
- Roblox Night Wing (Victory to VSO)
- Military Special Forces (Victory to VSO)
- The United States Army (Claimed auto-win based on exploiting)
- India Army (Victory to VSO)
- Nmerdo's Crew (Autowin due to false-war delarcion)
- The Tempus Imperium (Victory to VSO due to "unfair" raids.)
VSO Is not currently accepting wars due to reforms in progress.
Old Crictism on VSO
VSO has had a lot of criticism in ROBLOX, The first reason is that VSO had copied many models including RIC's HQ and Alpha Authority's Outpost. The second reason is there are unskilled people inside VSO, that couldn't defeat a horde of raiders, and third is that VSO is full of kids. In around 2014 the crictism was reduced.
- One of the oldest forts named Headquarters Base Kenway is named after Connor Kenway from the Assassin's Creed series of video games published by Ubisoft. It confirms that the general likes the game "Assassin's Creed".
- Warzone K2 is also the joint base of VSO and PM.
- One of the largest wars is against The VOX Empire, a old clan that was alive around 2011-2012 with 30k members. VSO had won against them, and then because of the win, The leaders, PeerPants and Voxhall shut down the clan due to rage.
- VSOCaptainGaster, previously known as gaster123456789, was an EX-CPT of VSO. He was the founder of Rancor Battalion, which was given later to VSOGeneralShain1. Around the end of 2014, he got banned for raging on some people that were raiding VSO HQ. Also, in 2015 he was known as VSOCaptainGaster. Around the start of September 2015, he got exiled for making a clan named "Shadow Operation Specialist" and recruiting VSO members. The General asked him to remove the VSO members but he refused. Today, He is known as ShadowGeneralGaster, who retired from ROBLOX for awhile due to real life problems. ShadowGeneralGaster is now hacked and may never return due to this.
- There are theories that the hacker who hacked Shain1 was the hacker who hacked 1dev2.