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Who We Are

Here at DUS we are a casual, fun, loving Xbox gaming community made up of Australia and New Zealand based members. We pride ourselves on providing a mature (18+ year olds), structured environment that caters for ALL your gaming needs.

Sticking with mainly AUS and NZ members means we alleviate a latency infested 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. We were the first group from the Southern Hemisphere to ever be granted acceptance into the GGN, an achievement we hold high with pride.

Be sure to keep up with everything to do with DUS by reading our Weekly Updates here. 


Affiliates
We affiliate ourselves with other quality Australian and New Zealand communities, and have been around for 4+ years now with long term planning on being around for a lot longer. Please feel free to make this your one stop gaming shop - your new virtual home, joining us as we embark on a new adventure into the next generation of gaming - The Xbox One.

Platforms and Titles
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 may be our main preference but we do dabble in almost all genres.

We 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.

As 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.

We’re proud of what we’ve got going here, and as long as you're committed to enjoying your gaming experience with a great bunch of people, then you're more than welcome to come in and be a part of the DUS experience. So come on in, put your feet up, grab an ale and start hanging out with friends that you simply wouldn't find anywhere else.


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Joining DUS:
If you’d like to join our ranks as either a member or an affiliate, simply click the "JOIN DUS!" tab at the top of the page and fill out an application form. Please note that new members are restricted by the following pre-requisites:
  • You MUST be 18 or older
  • Your application must be 100% complete
  • Your Enjin Profile MUST include an Xbox LIVE Gamertag (Under the Info Tab)
  • Your Enjin Profile MUST have a Profile / Avatar Picture Uploaded

Acceptance:
Once your application has 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 which you must do the following:
  • Introduce yourself in the Introductions thread in our forums
  • Visit the Members tab and start sending a few friends requests to current members (remember you can view gamertag details in each members profile under their ‘Info’ tab)
  • Play a few games with current DUS members who will then vouch for your activity once your probation period has ended.

Failure to do any of the above during your probation means you didn’t make the cut. 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.
 
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DUS Members Should:
  • Be polite and courteous
  • Compliment other teams - win or lose
  • Compliment random teammates if they actually play as a team member
  • Keep our activity strong and positive
  • Wear our DUS badge with pride
  • Affiliate ourselves with like-minded people
  • Watch our language (fun/random games excepted, no bad language in the shoutbox as non-members can view this)
  • Be 100% responsible for the actions of non-DUS members on their friends list
  • Enjoy ourselves, have fun and have a good time

DUS Members Shouldn't:
  • Discriminate against race, age, religion or political views
  • Scream or Rage openly (if we’re having a bad day, simply turn off your headset please)
  • 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:
Once 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). One month should give a new recruit enough time to determine whether DUS is definitely for them for the long term.

DUS in turn, ONLY wants 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. We’re not a serious group in terms of competitiveness, but we are serious about who and what we are – we are what we wear.

The other benefits from having a united form of gamer tag include:
  • Appear as a formidable force no matter what game we team up in
  • Appear professional
  • Inspire questions from others who notice that we’re part of a professional group
  • Can easily refer new recruits to our friends list so that they can add anyone who’s GT starts with DUS
  • You will then be entitled to enlist in clan battles and tournaments

 
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DUS 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 (Headquarters). 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 as possible.

Headquarters Activity Should Include:
  • A 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).
  • If there is ZERO activity recorded over any 1 month period without any notice given in the "Leave” forum, then your membership will be terminated.

Xbox LIVE Activity Should Include:
  • 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.

Extended Leave
Real 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.

Simply 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. We’re 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.