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Unit application by Dace Darkhunter

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What your login is in MWO? Dace Darkhunter

What battalion are you applying for? I do not know

Do you have a Sponsor? I do not have one

What is the timezone where you are located? UTC +8

Do you speak any languages other than English?
Filipino

Have you ever been or are you currently a member of another MechWarrior Online unit?
I was a former member of HHoD

What do you feel is your strongest weight class, play style, and your best mech(s)?
Lightmech Specialist. Locust LCT-1E where I did 9 kills and 1,250 damage on quickplay. Scouting Specialist and a fast thinker. Very sneaky as well :D

Do you have any competitive experience?
none

Do you have Team Speak 3 installed and willing to use it for voice comms with the 228th IBR?. Yes

Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm very competitive in a very high stress environment. Always a team player and is willing to share my experience and knowledge about MWO. Also a great listener.

Why are you interested in joining 228IBR? I have this great feeling that my mechwarrior piloting skills would improve after playing along or against your unit.

What are your expectations of and for the 228th IBR?
My expectations are, I am hoping the people here are friendly, approachable and not way too much serious.

Are there any additional skills that you can offer the 228th?
A part time technician

Any other comments?
I have been playing MWO for 11 months now and I'm almost on Tier 1. During the 90's I did play Mechwarrior 3. BTW I would prefer if you have a Mercenary group that I can join in that would be great
 

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Welcome!

As I mentioned briefly in TS3 tonight, since it looks like most of your play time will be in the Oceanic/Asia-Pacific time zones, the 226th Dragoon, The Wild Ones, will be the best Battalion for you to apply for. Please feel free to join channels with The Wild Ones (those with the red square next to their TS3 names) and ask to group up. Talk with us, play with us, get to know us, allow us to get to know you, and after a short while Jay Z (the Battalion Commanding Officer) will ask you to join him for some lobby 1v1s ... he will ask you to choose the 'mech and tell him you loadout, and will play a similar 'mech. The 1v1s are to judge your skill level, your ability to adapt to stress, and your willingness to improve.

If, after all that, Jay Z and the rest of the Battalion Leadership feels that you will be a positive contribution to our team, you will be promoted from Applicant to Recruit and become a provisional member of the team.

In the meantime, please review our expectations of all Wild Ones. If you have any question about these, or anything else about the Battalion or 228th IBR as a whole, please ask.

All members of the 226th Dragoon -- The Wild Ones -- are expected to ...

Respect each other. Listen to each other. Value everyone's opinion, input and feedback. Moderate comedy is OK -- excessive trolling is not. Pointing out errors and providing recommendations for improvement is OK -- insulting, name calling and belittling each other is not. Taking a short break to desalinate is OK -- rage quitting without talking to the Drop Caller, XO, or CO first is not.

Respect your Drop Caller. He or she has taken it upon themselves to lead. It's a hard job, help them succeed. Follow orders first. Complain, ask questions, or provide constructive criticism later. Keep comms clear, concise, and constructive.

Respect the others in the game. Don't be jerks to your PUG teammates, your opponents, or even forum warriors and redditors, even if they are not showing you the same courtesy.

Strive to improve. Practice is not meant to be easy. You will fail at some things. Learn from these failures and improve. If you're not sure what you were supposed to learn or how you can improve, ask. We may not have all the answers, but we'll help. Challenge yourselves by challenging each other.

Value everyone's time. Be prepared for practices and matches and be on time. Prepare your 'mechs for practice like you will a match -- have 'mechs ready in advance (equipped, skilled, moduled, painted) -- the CO will have approved builds specified in the library. Prepare yourself for scheduled practices like you will a match. No booze, no distractions. Get sleep the night before.

Have fun. Blowing up big stompy robots is serious business. You volunteered for this, but we are still playing a video game. You are expected to be having some fun. If you think you might be getting burned out, you probably already are. It is almost certainly affecting your ability to play the game well. Let the CO and XO know. Short breaks and leaves of absence are expected -- but they must be planned when possible.

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