The Dark Star Alliance is a multi-gaming group that was originally founded on the Mechwarrior franchise. Our history stretches back decades to the days of table top and we have many passionate players. We are primarily based in the Oceanic region (Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia) but we have a contingent of dedicated European and US based players as well. We are looking to expand into these areas so we need dedicated players who are willing to recruit and grow groups in those time zones. Currently our ingame units number just over 75 members and most nights we have a full 12 man group running in the evenings.
We are looking for
Pilots of any skill level looking to step up and play competitively or those just looking for a fun group to play with. We provide both casual and hardcore options. Our expert pilots will be prepared to train any new recruits who wish to improve their gunnery, piloting and teamwork skills. There will be potential for committed pilots to gain rank and become officers over time. We are looking for both IS/Clan pilots to play in ranked comps, regular quick play mode and Faction Play campaigns.
About our divisions
Our Hardcore Competitive team - the elite of the elite are known as the 'Darkstar Rangers'. DSA Rangers are looking to play in competitions based in the Oceanic timezone. Most recently we completed the PGI 2016 World Championships and won the MRBC Oceanic Div C undefeated (moving us up to division B). We have participated and done well in previous MRBC seasons and oceanic comps such as the MRBC Solaris, HPL and BFM comps. We are currently ranking in the top third of teams in the all time MRBC hall of fame and hope to climb higher. Rangers are expected to commit to more training sessions, scrims and comp games than other members who generally round out numbers where required.
Our more casual players and reserves for competitions are known as the 'Redmoon Guards'. This motley bunch contains some of the more 'interesting' pilots you will ever drop with. Many laughs and awesome times will be had with this lot. These guys are on almost every night puggin' their way through the Inner Sphere having fun. While these players aren't comp focused they are still skilled pilots who play to win but having fun is their primary objective.
We are aligned with
We have two ingame units for faction play so players can choose to fight on either side of Faction Play. DSA (Inner Sphere Faction) and cDSA (Clan Merc. Faction) Our allegiance goes to the faction that treats us best and pays us well. We are a mercenary group and our loyalty lies with the C-Bill. See you on the battlefield.
How to get involved
To officially join our unit you will need to register an account on this website so you can access our forum and stay in touch. Once we receive an application it will be quickly vetted and approved by an admin who will arrange an invite to the ingame unit. The next step will be to find us on Teamspeak and introduce yourself and start playing with the team. We have a Teamspeak server for communication as it's less clunky than ingame VOIP. We focus on having a good time rather than winning at all cost. if you are an experienced pilot you will be in good company, if you are new at the game then we will help you to become better. We respect each other and nobody will be bullied or made fun of.
Teamspeak Server Address: ts.darkstar-alliance.com:7465 (no password)
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This will mark the last battle I fight with cDSA as I am expanding my merc operations and transferring to DSA whilst diverging my mech assets into IS mechs. Captain Alt F4 will be my primary account. Viva la DSA!