We are a casual fun loving Xbox gaming community, made up primarily of
Australian and New Zealand members. We pride ourselves on providing a mature (18+
year olds), structured environment that caters for ALL your gaming needs.
with mainly AUS and NZ members means we alleviate a laggy gaming experience. In saying that, DUS is a proud member of the
GGN (Good Game Network) which is a group of great communities, whom mostly are
USA based. We often get together for some great mixers and skirmishes.
were the first group from the Southern Hemisphere to ever be granted acceptance
into the GGN, an achievement we hold high with pride.
affiliate ourselves with other quality Australian and New Zealand communities, but
unfortunately there aren’t many that last….Unlike DUS J
been around for 3+ years now and plan on being around for a lot longer, so
please feel free to make this your one stop gaming shop.....your new virtual
Join us as we embark on a new adventure into the next generation of gaming -
The Xbox One.
We offer a player base that can and will span throughout whatever titles you
wish to play on the Xbox One, the Xbox 360 and even the PC. If we don't
have a division set up for a game you really like, then come on down and make
it your own! We’ll be more than happy to help you out in getting it started. We
have many players that play multiple types of games, shooters maybe our main
preference, but we do dabble in almost all genres.
also have players that play a select few titles often. These lads and lasses tend to be our more
skilled and competitive individuals. So
if you’d like to improve your game, in whatever it is, just ask – we offer
plenty of 1 on 1 practice training sessions for all our DUS family.
with many gaming communities our roots go right back to Halo 2 and 3, with Halo
Reach being the foundation that gave birth to the DUS community as you now see
it. We’re now at a point where we all want DUS to be so much more.
proud of what we’ve got going here, and as long as your committed to enjoying
your gaming experience with a great bunch of people, then your more than
welcome to come in and be a part of the DUS experience.
on in, put your feet up, grab an ale and start hanging out with friends that
you simply wouldn't find anywhere else.
- NEW MEMBER & AFFILIATE APPLICATIONS -
If you’d like to join our ranks as either, a member or an affiliate, simply click
the "JOIN DUS TODAY"
tab at the top of the page and fill out an application form.
members are restricted by the following pre-requisites:
MUST be 18 or older
application must be 100% complete
ENJIN PROFILEMUST include the following:
Tag (Under Info Tab)
you have been accepted, you will attain the beginner’s rank of "Inductee”. As an Inductee you will be placed on a 14 day
probation period, during your probation period you must do the following:
yourself in the "Introductions” portion of our forums
the "Members” tab and start sending a few friends requests to current members
(remember you can view gamer tag details in each members profile under their ‘Info’
a few games with current DUS members who will then vouch for your activity
during your probation period.
Failure to do any of the above during your probation means you didn’t make the
Those that successfully pass their induction will be granted the rank of "Recruit”.
Affiliates are not bound by any of the above – although it would make sense to
at least link your Gamer Tag as per above instructions.
- CODE OF CONDUCT AND VALUES -
----WHAT DUS WILL DO
Be polite and courteous
Compliment other teams win or lose
random team mates if they actually play as a team member
Keep our activity strong and positive
our DUS badge with pride
Will affiliate ourselves with like-minded people
our language (fun/random games excepted, no bad language in the shoutbox as
non-members can view this)
Will be 100% responsible for the actions of non-DUS members on their friends
Enjoy ourselves, have fun and have a good time
----WHAT DUS WONT NOT DO!
Discriminate against race, age, religion or political views
Scream or Rage openly (if we’re having a bad day, our mic gets turned off)
Send out hate messages
Unjustly effect anyone’s reputation
Putting down individuals
Affiliate ourselves with anyone that is against any of our key values
- DUS – GAMERTAG PREFIX REQUIREMENT -
a member has received the rank of Recruit, they will have 1 month to amend
their gamer tag to include the DUS Prefix. Your gamer tag will need to start
with DUS (in capitals) followed by a space and then continue with the rest of
your tag (eg.DUS CYBER or DUS Riggs).
month should give a new recruit enough time to determine whether DUS is
definitely for them for the long term.
in turn, ONLY want members that have every intention of staying for years and
that appreciate what DUS has to offer them in return, hence wearing our DUS
Badge is the ultimate sign of respect and pride.
not a serious group in terms of competitiveness, but we are serious about who
and what we are – we are what we wear.
other benefits from having a united form of gamer tag include:
as a formidable force no matter what game we team up in
questions from others who notice that we’re part of a professional group
easily refer new recruits to our friends list so that they can add anyone who’s
GT starts with DUS
will then be entitled to enlist in clan battles and tournaments
- EMBLEM/SERVICE TAG REQUIREMENTS (Halo Only) -
EMBLEM = Slantai (Flaming Skull, our Mascot/Emblem) - Made up of the following:
Foreground = Skull King (Inverted)
Background = Ball O' Fire
Primary Colour = Steel
Secondary Colour = Yellow (Traditionally)
Please note that our Emblem is not completely available in Halo 4 until the
level of 44 is reached.
Along with our DUS gamer tag the addition of our emblem on the Halo battlefield
makes us appear even more formidable and easily identifies us as a unified
"Slantai” emblem (as we’ve come to name him – ask me sometime) is also historic;
it’s been with us since our beginning.
- ACTIVITY -
isn’t only about gaming on XBL, it’s also about sharing in the DUS Community as
a whole, and to allow us to all do this – we created our own website (Head
Quarters). It’s taken a lot of effort to
get our HQ to where it is, so do us the courtesy of visiting HQ as frequently
HQ activity must include:
visit to HQ once every 4 weeks minimum, to post something….anything (even if
it’s just a ‘Hi, I’m still alive’ post in the shoutbox).
there is ZERO activity recorded over any 1 month period without any notice
given in the "Leave” forum, then your membership will be terminated.
XBL activity should:
teaming up with other DUS members whenever possible. Sometimes gamers like
chilling on our own and that’s ok – just use HQ to announce that’s what you’re up
to and to stay connected with the team.
- TRAINING SESSIONS -
DUS run organised training groups from time to time.
are usually organised by our Weapon Masters.
a new game comes out we’ll use these training sessions to familiarise ourselves
with maps, game types and callouts etc.
We may also go through tricks and tactics to enhance overall skills in these
sessions, but should you want to further pick up your skill– don’t hesitate to
ask any of the Leader ranks for help.
- COMPETITIVE PLAY -
We are members of the likes of Cybergamer and ACL
Pro and have held Top 5 positions
We have regular inter clan skirmishes
We participate in inter clan tournaments and competitions
if any of this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.
ASUAL PLAY -
Constant match making get togethers
Other non-core games played with DUS members
In house DUS competitions
if any of this sounds like you, then you’re still in the right place.
- EXTENDED LEAVE -
life is always going to stop us from gaming at some stage, but this doesn’t
mean that you have to retire from DUS, or even worse, just drop and run.
hit the "Absence of Leave” forum and post a thread telling everyone what’s
going on and roughly how long you think you’ll be.
happy to be flexible, after all we’re all about keeping our members for the
long haul, and being an ‘older’ group of gamers, we can sympathise and
understand what real life can be all about.
- MEDALS -
has its own range of medals that each member can earn during their time here
with us. You can view any of your awarded
medals to the left of your profile screen (and those of your fellow mates). You
start earning medals as soon as you hit Recruit.
feel free to add your own ideas for medals in the same thread.
- RANKING STRUCTURE -
Those members who wish to give back a bit extra to DUS can work their way up to
an Officer Rank (Weapon Master, General and Field Marshall).
You are someone we already know and are more than welcome to hang out with us,
invite us to mixers, skirmishes and anything else we’d be interested in. Please introduce yourself in our forums.
have a specific "Affiliates” forum that you can post events in, and feel free
to comment on any other threads in other forums.
have started off on one hell of an adventure and you’ve found a virtual family that’s
hard to beat.
got 14 days to show us that your mad keen to be a part of DUS.
You’ve passed your induction and made it through your 14 day probation; you have
now earned the rank of Recruit.
here you will have a further month, to fully commit yourself to the DUS cause.
DUS is for you (and I find it hard to see why it wouldn’t be), then you
shouldn’t have any issues in abiding by the few rules and regulations that we
I hope to see you here for the long haul.
you’re here to stay!
have ranked up to Spartan, you have obviously proven yourself worthy. By being
active and changing your gamer tag to include the DUS Badge (DUS Prefix).
are now able to participate in inter clan battles, skirmishes, competitions and
doing what you do best and enjoy the new team you’ve become a solid part of.
obtain the rank of Brigadier, simply takes time.
purely a sign that you have been with us and active for over 6 months.
you are now successful part of the furniture.
Weapon Master is someone that is willing to help other members increase their
skills in certain areas.
guys are skilled and are happy to share their wisdom on the virtual
not here to be MLG Pro’s but everyone can improve their which means you’ll
enjoy your game even more.
Master’s will also organise group training sessions as the need arises –
usually going through tricks, tactics and map callouts.
General’s sole role is to fill in and help all other "Leader” Ranks.
let the small write up fool you, these guys know their stuff!
are also Assembly Members @ GGN
You will oversee the following:
mixers, skirmishes or challenges
Assembly Member @ GGN
members via XBL of important information
(Second In Command)
The Forerunner rank is an extension of the Reclaimer. All important changes are
discussed with between the Leader and the 2IC (if they aren’t otherwise opened
to the whole of DUS).
like the General the 2IC is more than capable of handling everything and
2IC also has full admin functionalities and authorities to the same level as
the Leader, hence he can fill in where ever needed.
addition to this, the Forerunner is also in charge of all graphic and media
representations at DUS HQ.
Forerunner is also an Assembly Member @ GGN
Basically the Leader does what-ever he thinks needs doing.
keeps the ball rolling and the clock ticking. He is the driving force and
creative mind behind DUS.
operates with a "See a need….Fill a need” methodology, and having created DUS –
he knows how to tackle most things (not all, I’m still learning).
and Reclaimer process ALL new applications.
also been known to write the odd short story, that includes members of DUS as
the main characters. These stories are simply known as "Our Story” (you can
find them in our forums once you attain the rank of Recruit)
The Reclaimer holds a Security Council Seat @ GGN.
- SUPPORT -
will be supporting both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, until such a time that
there isn’t much need in supporting the Xbox 360.
also very big on supporting our members, it’s what friends do.
HQ offers a private messaging service, so if you ever need to speak to anyone
privately feel free to do so.
matter what the issue, real life or gaming related – please know that you can
speak to us.
a member of DUS means you’re hanging out with people that care, always remember
- IN SUMMARY -
is a gaming lifestyle.
a virtual family, where you will come to know everyone by their real names.
know what makes each other tick, we’re all good friends here.
are casual at heart, but have a competitive streak also.
cater for gamers who want to ‘own’ in matchmaking.
cater for gamers who want to feel like their part of something special.
cater for the casual gamer….
cater for the competitive gamer….so in effect we cater for all gamers, so long
as they’re a good person and easy to get along with.
structured, professional and have pride in what we are and we welcome you to
all about Quality NOT Quantity!
Remember……Wars not about
who’s RIGHT…..It’s about who’s LEFT!