57th Squadron – is a gaming family dedicated to having fun with friends online while maintaining the highest standards of skill and sportsmanship.The 57th Squadron is open to all mature adults who enjoy gaming with friends.We welcome all challenges, be they in game or in life, and we face each with the same vigor and together.
Please read the following information:
In any organization an applicant must exhibit the ability to follow instructions.This is your first test in that effort.Please read down and follow the instructions:
First, please read the "About Us” page on the 57th Squadron and learn what it is we as a Squadron are all about. We are an ADULT gaming organization.Joining the 57th Squadron isn’t simply about winning at any and all costs.It’s about making honor, respect, loyalty, maturity and having fun.
Next, visit the Rules & Regulations page. Please pay special attention to protocol.It is what we use at times to keep order and is also a sign of respect for those in command who call upon it.
Thirdly, and this is an important step, new applicants must download and install Teamspeak3.
Once installed, you can find the proper server information for setup and login below.
Now that you have learned a bit about us and the requirements and standards that we maintain in the 57th, and you feel you are still interested in applying and becoming part of this organization, it is time for us to learn a bit about you.Please visit the application page and submit an application for review:
If your application is accepted you automatically are granted the status of applicant within the clan and on teamspeak for 90 days. As an applicant you are not allowed to wear clan tags, participate in official league or ladder competitions or practices. You do not have full access to all website areas or functions. You do have access to teamspeak and may participate in any casual gaming in order to get to know the guys. Remember, being an applicant is still the "get to know me" portion of your membership journey.
An important step in the application process is obtaining a sponsor. The best way to get a sponsor and get to know the members is to play with them and talk to them in Teamspeak.A sponsor may be any member of the 57th in the division you applied to.When you feel comfortable enough, ask any member if they would sponsor your application for membership. Remember once you apply you are considered an Applicant. Once you obtain a sponsor you become a Cadet and will be given Cadet Status in teamspeak and our website for 180 days.You can now see why downloading and using Teamspeak is an important part of joining the 57th Squadron.
As a Cadet you will be expected to make an attempt to join us on Teamspeak and in game.You will need to use your cadet signature while posting on the forums and you are allowed to use our tags.If you have any questions you need to take them to your sponsor.It is the responsibility of the sponsor to groom and prepare you for the membership test.Please remember, when you wear our tags you represent the entire 57th Squadron, not only in your specific division but all divisions.A cadets actions are a direct reflection on their sponsor, meaning no sponsor needs a headache.
Once your sponsor feels you are ready for the test he will request the Division Command to give you your membership test and the division command will make all of the arrangements.A minimum of two members and one command member must be present. The members test consists is in three parts, Q&A, Game Knowledge & Personal Skills. Once the test is completed, one of three things will happen:
You will pass the test and be given your membership;
You will fail your test and be asked to leave;
You will fail the test and remain in cadet status for more training for an indeterminate amount of time.
This is our primary process for our membership program.We have learned through the years that our membership process has to be modified to fit the different venues we play. Each Division Commander makes these variations of this process that better fit their specific game and game conditions. If you do not obtain a sponsor in 90 days your application shall be revoked. If you do not obtain membership in 180 days your application shall be revoked. Once revoked, if you wish you may reapply in most cases.
We do not hand out our memberships like cookies at a bake sale. A lot of folks feel they should not have to do testing or go through any process. That is their perogative, but anything worth having should be worth working for. To become a member you have to EARN the right to wear our tags. Corny maybe, but once a person becomes a member here they typically stay for years. If in this experience with the 57th you leave knowing nothing else about his clan, know this:
"In the 57th we are not about the games we play but the people we play with and you have to have fun to make it all worthwhile."