~April 2017 News~
Specctre: “That… that works too”
Members of the Month
Congratulations to the following members for going above and beyond and achieving glory and prestige for Damage Inc and their Divisions, congratulations!
Member of the Month
– Valos (6th Division)
Division Members of the Month
– plauualp(4th Division)
– LightningHawk (9th Division)
– MordecaiLloyd (12th Division)
– Roflosaurus(Community Division)
Officer of the Month
– Falx (5th Division)
They have all been awarded their respective Medals (see Awards) for achieving their coveted status.
New Division Emblems
With the modernization of Damage Inc. our branding team under the leadership of Falx have produced brand new emblems for Damage Inc. I would like to give a shoutout to DraplinJr for creating these modern takes of our traditional emblems. Well done! Our site has evolved significantly over the last month or so, and will continue to as we count down to the second half of this year.
DI-III has merged into DI-II with DI-II being designated the “Stronghold Kingdoms” division.
Reason for this change is to:
– Allow SHK divisions the opportunity to become Super Divisions (and hence let their members unlock the Member Achievement)
– Fill the leadership gap that has been having a negative effect on DI-III. Under Jammy’s steady command we will see the new combined SHK divisions and all their glorious members rise to never-before-seen greatness
– The new model is in line with our “de-centralized” approach in DI, where we empower Team Leaders to run their own teams like “mini divisions” with complete recruiting, events creation and leadership responsibility
– Give the people who still play the GC2 map a chance to make an “official” comeback, as they only need 5 people to form a team (instead of the 20 required for division).
DI-V has been moved to Legion – Trident
Reason for this change is to:
– Balance the responsibility as equally as possible between our two Legion Commanders
– Make room for the up and coming / expected new Divisions to move into
11th Division re-instated
Congratulations to 11th Division!
6th Division was bursting at the seams, so it was time to expand to allow more room for teams. This is how 11th Division was born out of 6th Division. Well done to everyone involved in building and organizing the 11th Division. Many big things are expected and everyone continues to look on in anticipation.
For a full update and FAQ on the LoL updates, please head over to the following announcement (click).
6th Division Triumph – Super Division
Super Division Status
01 May 2017
Commander iEcho— Vice VadaShiloh
With a lot of dedication and effort by 6th Division under the steady leadership of iEcho and VadaShiloh, they have earned the coveted status of Super Division along with the triumph that goes with it. This is a very prestigious triumph that recognizes outstanding leadership and motivation within a Division to exceed above and beyond, and now they will enjoy the fruits of it with all the members who have helped make it happen having the ability to unlock the Member Achievement. Well done!
HQ positions open – By AFDragon
Serving as an Officer in HQ provides an unique perspective of the clan due primarily to the fact that you are focusing on issues, processes and structure that affects the entire clan. Doing a stint in HQ is also important for members aspiring to leadership positions, as it gives you broad exposure on how most of the clan is run. Currently HQ is looking for the following positions:
- 1 x Gate Keeper (Anyone can apply, however EU Morning/ Afternoon hours are preferred) – Point of Contact: Warfororks (Head Gatekeeper)
If you are interested, ensure you PM the relevant Point of Contact on the forums with your interest and they will get back to you.
Please note that at the bare minimum, high forum activity is one of the key things that are reviewed for these roles. Do not apply if you dont consider yourself much of a “forum person”.
Changes to discipline
The reason for this adjustment is because in the past, when a full member used to get “Probation due to Strikes” (not the same as “Probation due to Inactivity) at 3 points, it did not leave us much room to weight the strikes appropriately (we had a scale of 1-3, with the higher amount reserved for the more severe discipline breaches). However, now a member only reaches “Probation due to Strikes” at 5 points, which means they may get striked for quite a severe offense but get only a paltry 1 point (too underwhelming).
All the minor offenses such as not being on TS or negligence in a game/throwing a match have been left at 1 point, but the more severe offenses have been scaled appropriately to emphasize their severity.
It is of utmost important to us that we maintain a high degree of discipline, as this fosters a tighter community built through trust and friendship and it removes unwanted behaviors of toxicity.
Since we are angling hard for sponsorship come July this year, its important to remember WHY we have these rules. The main reason being that if we don’t moderate how we come across to the public (or anyone), no company will ever sponsor us, so its crucial we maintain a high degree of professionalism. It doesn’t mean you cant have fun and mess around, you just cant be an ass. If you are not sure on what classifies “being an ass”, think of of it this way, if you would not say it to your mother or to your boss at work, then don’t say it here (i.e. keep sexual, religion, race, gender, ethnicity etc related comments, remarks and behaviors out of DI)
Lastly, there isn’t really much change for Initiates, but its important to note that Initiates only get 3 strike points before they are kicked out of the clan (they have not yet earned the “Privilege of Probation”), and that for an initiate getting a “Major Abusive Behavior Strike” will result in an immediate removal from DI (however this is no different from before).
|Not idling in Teamspeak when online (ie. Steam)||NO CHANGE|
|Failure to Notify Attendance||NO CHANGE|
|Failing to comply with orders||CHANGED TO 2 POINTS|
|Lack of Integrity Displayed||CHANGED TO 2 POINTS|
|Inappropriate Content||NO CHANGE|
|Minor Abusive Behavior||CHANGED TO 2 POINTS|
|Major Abusive Behavior||CHANGED TO 4 POINTS|
|Negligence in a Warzone or Game||NO CHANGE|
|Negligence in Mentorship Duties||NO CHANGE|
|Inciting Unrest in DI||CHANGED TO 3 POINTS AND 60 DAYS|
|Inciting Revolt Against DI||NO CHANGE|
|Lack of Officer Qualities Displayed||CHANGED TO 3 POINTS AND 60 DAYS|
|Negligence in Officer Dutie||CHANGED TO 2 POINTS AND 60 DAYS|
For a full overview, head over to our discipline page (click).
Congratulations to the Cohort of April 2017 for joining our ranks as full members. You have no doubt gone through a somewhat difficult process in the Ludus Magnum, where many of your peers fell to the relentless assaults from the activity managers, your Commanders and Team leaders who expect the highest performance from you and lastly, the barrier tests from the Initiate Managers. Due to the demand, some of you have been offered officer positions to take up more responsibility within the clan. Ensure you use this to the glory of DI and always for the best of the clan as a whole.
Top 3 Initiates of this Cohort:
The following 3 members finished at the top of their Cohort, and have been given their Final Oaths with honours. Congratulations:
1st – Ketchupplant
2nd – AralornX
3rd – DraplinJr
These members have graduated the April 2017 Cohort, Congratulations:
iEcho on appointment as General of 6th Divison
iEcho took command of the 6th Division in February 2017 with a strong motivation to succeed. Within 3 months he led the development and growth of 6th Division to never-before-seen heights. An inspirational leader who is loved by many he culminated his success by successfully overseeing a split and still have enough members for 6th Division to become a Super Division. iEcho is appointed the honorable rank of General.
VadaShiloh on appointment as General Tournament Chair of DI HQ
The other star behind 6th Division’s recent success. VadaShiloh has a strong history of events and tournament management having first served as an Events Officer from August 2016 before taking the reigns in 6th Division and helping establish a strong cadence of events within the Division as the Vice. She is now primed and ready to spearhead all the tournament efforts of the entire clan and is appointed to Tournament Chair.
Atomiccow on appointment as General Head of Business Development of DI HQ
Atomiccow has a long history of being an outstanding officer in DI. He has been the architectural centerpiece behind Damage Inc’s eCommerce efforts in setting up and establishing our shop. He has also been involved with multiple other efforts such as establishing the products, payment gateways and the integration with our site through the close relationship with branding. He is therefore appointed to Head of Business Development and responsible for all business efforts within DI including branding, media, ecommerce etc.
Falx on appointment as Commander of 1st Division
DrPhillandChill on appointment as Commander of 8th Division
YoloSwag on appointment as Commander of 11th Division
wizzofthenorth on appointment as Vice of 1st Division
Nessy on appointment as Vice of 5th Division
iFatality on appointment as Vice of 6th Division
Aralornx on appointment as Vice of 9th Division
Telfer on appointment as Vice of 10th Division
Adrian9012 on appointment as Vice of 11th Division
Zezette on appointment as Vice of Community Division
Warfororks on appointment as Vice Head Gate Keeper of DI HQ
CindersKnight on appointment as Vice Head Initiate Manager of DI HQ
Snek on appointment as Vice Head Activity Manager of DI HQ
TeaWithLucas on appointment as Vice Justice of DI HQ
Mal on appointment as Marshal Twitch Manager of DI HQ
elohb on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
GhostCrusador on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
zetsumei101 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
Efmi on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
Askao on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
Mynameisrave on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
RyanMcKane on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
swezi99 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
LUNZEN on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
blastcigs on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
Spaghetti on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
Insanity on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 8th Division
AlphaEvolution on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 8th Division
Matrix on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division
bentleys09 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division
Ketchupplant on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 10th Division
Revez on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 10th Division
TheLoneEagle on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 10th Division
DIamondDCIW on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division
ismokeythebear on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division
rskde on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division
LittlePittle on appointment as Captain Venture Leader – Albion Online of Community Division
XialonVIII on appointment as Captain Venture Leader – Overwatch of Community Division
DanteDarkly on appointment as Captain Venture Leader – WoW of Community Division
KitDewStein on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of DI HQ
Fireplay on appointment as Lieutenant Team 2IC of 8th Division
claduva on appointment as Lieutenant Initiate Manager of DI HQ
Moshay08 on appointment as Lieutenant Initiate Manager of DI HQ
Rewerb on appointment as Lieutenant Social Media Manager of DI HQ
These are members who have dedicated a lot of effort and commitment to DI. Their loyalty is unquestioned, and they have been around for a while and seen the way things run in DI. They can be relied upon to complete objectives to a high standard, and they maintain a good example of what it means to be DI.
+bioMonster, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Dwarsaw, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Tribal, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.
This rank is given to members who not only have been active in the community via event attendance/discussion contribution, but also for their willingness to mentor other members which truly sets them aside as Senior members of this community.
+ApeLincoln, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+smallgeorg3, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+mordecailloyd, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+memedelyn, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Worstnightmare, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
This is the prime rank that a member can achieve during their first 3 months of membership. Its a distinguished rank that can only be earned through hard work, and a constant effort to improve DI. It is achieved after gaining 3 honor points, which is earned through various awards in which themselves take hard work and effort to earn. I take great pleasure today awarding the Companion’s Shield to:
+Vaylon, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+Stigment, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+Annihilatrix, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+TheLoneEagle, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+OverwatchTho, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
DraplinJr ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for your outstanding contribution in re-designing all our division logos. They are modern now and match our new re-branded look perfectly. This will have a very long lasting impact on the clan and will be a legacy set by you for years down the line. Well done!
Falx ~ Star of Valor – 2nd Class (By Cloa)
Awarded Star of Valor – 2nd Class for spending an incredible amount of time in Division I this month to help them out in their time of need. He has significantly contributed to holding the front lines of the division and quelling every single confrontation by himself. Falx’s efforts have not gone unnoticed and has been recognized by leadership for his outstanding efforts and contribution. We are extremely humbled to have you here and excited to see what is next to come from you.
Achievements recognize those officers who endured in their roles and served at least six months in a particular position. It is a difficult feat to endure through the challenges and obstacles that comes with being an officer for so long.
Tyrant ~ Imperial Colours
Awarded to officers who have spent 6 plus months in Leadership.
Specctre ~ Tome of Wisdom
Awarded to officers who have spent 6 plus months in HQ.
CynicalBrit ~ Tome of Wisdom
Awarded to officers who have spent 6 plus months in HQ.