Like any organization that strives to compete competitively, we do have a full membership rules:
1 - We don't trash talk. It's simply not needed. Playful banter is one thing, as is calling out people for boorish behavior in game/in chat/in comms. But we don't bring words to the gunfight. We fight to win and let our actions speak for us. Anything else is a waste of time and energy.
2 - We have three to four event nights a week, and a Trial of Position day/night weekly.
Players interested in joining the unit are required to attend NONE of these and casual players, including those with very limited time available to play, will be placed in the 502nd Cluster. Those interested in CW and semi-competitive play can apply to the 505th Cluster, and those who can commit to the team and wish to try out for our competitive cluster can apply to the 373rd Cluster.
3 - We don't waste time lamenting the "meta" or crying about the state of the game. It's like a cancer in your organization to complain all of the time. You don't need to convince someone else the game is in bad shape, if you're not having fun. Simply bow out for a bit until either the game improves to your tastes or you decide to move on.
We respect that peoples' time is valuable and if the game isn't fun for someone....they should spend their time elsewhere. No bad blood can come from that.
That being said....regardless of skill level, team games require team practice and those pilots that wish to drop but not to attend any practices, will not drop in the competitive group simply because the other players deserve their time to be well spent as well.
4 - Casual players are encouraged to consider us. We play at all levels of the game and casual play can be a blast. Casual players may not always drop competitively, but we always need quality pilots because everyone's contribution to the organization can be helpful. Some of the best individual pilots out there are casual pilots that are not interested in competitive play.
5 - We do not select pilots for acceptance into the unit based on their KDR's, W/L records etc. So don't let your numbers shy you off from applying. This includes something called a Trial of Position (just as in the canon novels about the BT universe), but again while this is a fun and challenging facet of the game, it's not insurmountable.
That being said...we will drop with you a bit before we ask you to don our tags as a "Sibkin" which is merely a canon-esque way of saying new, probationary member.
7 - We all want to get better at this game in order to excel at competitive tournament play or community warfare, whether we're casual or competitive players. Please bear that in mind before applying. It's not merely a tag to wear.
We want our core pilots to strive to be the best and our casual pilots to be feared as well.
8 - Our pilots are open to constructive criticism at all levels in order to improve their play. We aren't jerks to each other but we do shine a light on poor game-play, if only to help someone get better.
9 - We DO recruit EU or Oceanic players, even though much of our playerbase is NA. We are actively seeking both EU/Oceanic players to expand our Touman into those vital timezones for community warfare.
DGC aidenmpryde: All right you all I'm back you sonsabitches.
SCom Therax: I am looking at putting together a second SA team for the 5v5. Message me ASAP if you are interested.
SCom Therax: MWO Comp is running a 6 week 5v5 league this spring. Let someone know if you want to play.
DGC Cyphersphere: Trying to get a group together tonight for some lobby matches
SCom Therax: anyone up for some FP this evening?
DGC Cyphersphere: Last night was fun, since we had a dozen people, we should probably just do a private lobby next time.
DGC Cyphersphere: I think it's getting more shade than it deserves. I'm pretty critical of PGI and it's not a bad MW game. A few rough spots (spawning could use a little work) ,but overall better than I expected.
BW DOMented V"Vyper: I was running tight for a while after stretching to buy a hero Hunchback. Got a good contract and salvaged mechs got me out of the hole, It is challenging to manage the money in and out.
SCPT BlackBeltJones: I bought too many Blackjacks and went BK. Restarting! :D Game is more challenging than I originally gave it credit for.
SCPT BlackBeltJones: I just want to shoot other humans. Shooting AI is no fun. I can't even taunt them.
DGC Cyphersphere: My first impression is positive. The 'tutorial' was cringe, but it seems like the borrowed from Battletech what made it good and put it into a MW game.
BW DOMented V"Vyper: My biggest issue is with the AI and with how brutally slow it is to load. Even running from fast SSD drive. Beta was limited to quick drops so am waiting till get some play on the released version to pass judgment on it.
BW DOMented V"Vyper: I am hoping dropping very light from the recommended drop weight gets bonus in some way.
DGC Cyphersphere: MWO5. Is it good or broken?
BW DOMented V"Vyper: AI is pretty weak. Hopefully they listened to the Beta feedback. Found a way to use the jump ship to help kill off some aggressive AI players on one map.
BW DOMented V"Vyper: Just started the download and it looks like the servers are all ready bogged down.
SCPT BlackBeltJones: I'm downloading the full release now. Pros - Jump jets Cons AI is horrible.
DGC madcat3050: Just hope the FPS isn't so all over the place
SCom Therax: Tonight is Christmas Eve; Was Russ a good boy in 2019, or will we all wake up to a lump of coal in our stockings?
Rick88: I've been enjoying the demo. I see the issues others have mentioned, but I'm hopeful they'll be taken care of with the real game. We'll find out in a little over twelve hourse :)