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Important MWO: New Member Induction Guide

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Please Read this entire post. Completion should take around 5 minutes. We appreciate your cooperation and time in addressing our requirements for new MWO recruits. Afterward please join us on Team Speak and on the battlefield afterwards and most importantly, have fun! :)

Getting involved

All members are encouraged to get on comms while playing MWO so we can practice as a team.

Our main comms channel is Discord: https://discord.gg/m6tcQu
We have a Facebook group to keep in touch (optional). If you join please post your pilot name so we know who is who https://www.facebook.com/groups/dsamwo/
You can join our Steam group to message members and see what games people are playing https://steamcommunity.com/groups/dsa_gaming
Our secondary (legacy) voice comms is Teamspeak 3 which can be downloaded from www.teamspeak3.com
You will then need to create a connection to server: ts.darkstar-alliance.com:7465 (no password)

New Recruits (Regardless of previous in-game experience)

Having completed the recruitment application and read the DSA Rules you are now free to join us in game, however, as a MWO recruit DSA requires you to have a minimum of 2 drops with a DSA Trainer/Mentor so they can brief you of our teamwork and communication basics.

Look for the following personal in teamspeak and request your two initiation drops:
Mr Pataks
Martydom
Audiman
Phyffe
Alzarns Fire (Captain Alt F4)
Antianti


MWO Structure and Gaining Promotion/Advancement:

We run a basic rank structure in order to provide community organisation and leadership. For those wanting to assist in MWO duties, we want you to understand that DSA embraces a meritocracy ranking system and hierarchy.

The Ranks are:

Executive Command: These are our longest serving members who run the unit and perform administrative tasks outside of the game
Company Commander: Takes leadership of group directing the team in-game. Responsible for tactics/strategy. Can tell people what mechs or builds to run when playing a serious match.
Lance Leader: Takes leadership of his lance calling focus fire targets and lance movement on a micro level.
Mechwarrior: Pilot, grunt, fresh meat for the grinder. Follows orders, no leadership responsibility.

Each of these ranks come with duties attached, the higher the rank, the more is expected of you in relation to in-game leadership and administrative duties.

We also have a set of portfolios which are practical things that need to in order to run a successful MWO based community. Some require certain ranks to apply for and undertake, others merely require your skill and motivation to perform the duties of the portfolios.

A full description of of Ranks can be found here: Ranks and Promotions

A full description of the portfolios can be found here: DSA Organisational Duties/Portfolios

If any member is interested in advancing in rank or helping with the community please read the posts as linked and contact an officer who will be able to give guidance on how to work towards your goal. And remember to post your achievements once completed here List of MWO Acheivements


MWO - Index to Important Forums/Posts

There is a wealth of knowledge on the DSA forums, feel free to browse or add to this content at your leisure.
We would like to direct your attention to these specific posts.

Mechwarrior Training Material
Here there are a wealth of topics covering everything to do with MWO. The pinned topics at the top are 'must read' for the seriously casual pilot who likes to live.

NATO Call Codes
We use NATO Military codes for calling targets and locations on map. It is vital you are aware of them.

DSA Training Academy
Here you can request formal training which covers advanced techniques, strategy and team work.

Upcoming Events
Here you can view upcoming 12 v 12 events, casual events, etc

Hardcore Team
For those interested in serious and competitive play see the Hardcore forum. Please read ALL sticky posts (Icon with large green tick to the left)
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Posted Oct 26, 15 · OP · Last edited Jan 28, 18
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New MWO members. Not ALL new members ;)
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Please read the BIG RED LINE at the top of the post until otherwise advised ;)

Hmm or are you referring to the title? I know it refers to all members in the post.... but WIP....

As for the title... it is in the MWO forum, ipso facto it refers ONLY to MWO members.... pretty sure most folks should figure that out? OR do we need to spell it for everyone?

New MWO Members Please Read, MWO Index, MWO This and that?
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DSA A Cut Above [Gold], DSA Match Hog [Gold]

DSA Errant Star Lemming, DSA Dark Matters (Special Honours)
Red Dwarf Medal - [Gold], DSA Supernova Medal, The Iron Star Medal

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Posted Oct 27, 15 · OP · Last edited Oct 27, 15
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Yeah I was referring to the title mate. Wasn't trying to get a rise out of ya, hence the smiley ;)
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Actually my post reads a little hostile if one attaches a negative tone to it... sorry about that.. I was writing it with a semi exaggerated tone in my mind... hmmm paper does not translate tone well :p

But like said I'm still working on it... probably will put new Mechwarriors or some-such.
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DSA A Cut Above [Gold], DSA Match Hog [Gold]

DSA Errant Star Lemming, DSA Dark Matters (Special Honours)
Red Dwarf Medal - [Gold], DSA Supernova Medal, The Iron Star Medal

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Ok hows that? (The OP)

Anything else a new member might need to read, or older member who is trying to find basic stuff?
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DSA A Cut Above [Gold], DSA Match Hog [Gold]

DSA Errant Star Lemming, DSA Dark Matters (Special Honours)
Red Dwarf Medal - [Gold], DSA Supernova Medal, The Iron Star Medal

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"The distinguishing characteristic of the lizard-brain is primarily the conservation of energy. Instead of pushing its stuff around all over the place, the lizard puts its stuff in one place and stays there. It only picks up and moves when it sees something useful and desirable, or when something distressing and undesirable shows up."

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Good stuff, no harm, no foul.

It does seem that you and I have greatly improved our communication with each other.
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I'm sure we'll correct our new found ways soon enough - just need a contentious topic ;)

Thanks. Was thinking that each game forum could have a similar introductory posts just to orientate new folks? Up to game leaders. Can copy/paste/format mine to suit each game.

I've tried to think, what are common questions and what is the basic stuff a new player needs to know about how DSA runs things in this game and put it in a 'short' post.
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DSA A Cut Above [Gold], DSA Match Hog [Gold]

DSA Errant Star Lemming, DSA Dark Matters (Special Honours)
Red Dwarf Medal - [Gold], DSA Supernova Medal, The Iron Star Medal

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Yeah good advice. TW: Arena certainly will need it. We are growing faster than I expected and without any real recruiting in place.

Be taking over MWO as the biggest DSA franchise sooner than I expected ;)
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