~August 2017 News~
“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” ― Tacitus
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||Legion Member of the Month||Officer of the Month|
|VadaShiloh (6th Division)||MatealZuck (Legion Trident)
DrPhilandChill (Legion Dagger)
nitrodog96 (Legion Javelin)
|Vegas (Community Division II)|
They have all been awarded their respective Medals (see Awards) for achieving their coveted status.
Operation Fireworks – Congratulations …
What a sensational clan competition it was! Our Facebook grew to 500 likes and everyone massively followed our twitter account, bringing it to around 1500 followers! Throughout the month our forums got crowded with topics and posts as we all knew these posting points would eventually be making the difference.
On the Division Performance front, 3rd Division has come through to seize victory and winning title of the Best Division with a ratio of 4 (which means on average every member got 4 points, not bad!). Congratulations!
All of your Division Members will be awarded the Best Division Medal for working together to pull it off!
Complete Division Performance rankings (by ratios):
1. DI-III: 4
2. DI-XIII: 2.31
3. DI-X: 2
4. DI-IX: 1.95
5. DI-CI: 1.63
6. DI-CII: 1.6
7. DI-I: 1.28
8. DI-VII: 1.192
9. DI-II: 1.19
10. DI-VIII: 1.17
11. DI-XI: 1.04
12. DI-V: 0.916
13. DI-IV: 0.911
14. DI-XII: 0.54
16. DI-VI: 0.5
Season Awards – Summer 2017
Congratulations for the following members for winning a Summer Award, for their efforts they get a Signature Bar.
Well done, your efforts have been recognized by the community, so keep it up!
While mentoring is not an easy thing, it’s been proven time and time again that mentoring helps reduce the churn rate of Initiates and increases their chances of success significantly. It takes effort to help those around you adapt to the rigors and challenges of the community.
Remember, you were once an Initiate too, and these guys need Mentors to get through Initiation. By doing so, you unlock the Mentorship Clasp (required for +Senior rank) and if you sign-up for mentoring for 3 cohorts in a row you will be eligible to apply for a Star of Mentoring .
Our Newest Divisions
14th Division – back in action!
With the rapid growth of the PUBG venture it was time to get 14th Division back into action. Well done to everyone involved in DI-XIV building it back up to reach new glories. Many big things are expected and everyone continues to look on in anticipation.
15th Division – Congratulations
With the rapid growth the EU Overwatch venture has gotten, it’s already time to get the 2nd Overwatch Division up and running. Well done to everyone involved in DI-XV building it up to reach new glories. Many big things are expected and everyone continues to look on in anticipation.
Code Of Ops Updates – Important!
Activity Requirements are now enforceable – Please inform everyone. No one will be striked September – just a verbal warning as everyone adjusts to the changes. Activity will be a strikeable offense from October onwards.
Divisions still reserve the right to go higher than the clan baseline.
Competitive (per month)
Casual (per month)
Inactivity Grace Period (days)
|For members who prefer to focus on playing games the most. Must be in a Competitive Team on MDR.||For members who prefer to focus on participating in the community the most. Must be in a Casual Team on MDR.||The period of time someone can be offline from TeamSpeak/Forums without notifying anyone in Vacation/Absence Requests.|
|Officers||1 – Event | 5 – Posts
(based on the extra managerial workload expected of officers)
|TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 5
|Elites||10 – Events | 0 – Posts||Not Eligible||TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 9
|Full Members||8 – Events | 5 – Posts||1 – Event | 30 – Posts||TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 5
|Elite Initiates||As per Initiation Requirements||TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 4
|Regular Initiates||As per Initiation Requirements||TeamSpeak – 10
Forums – 3
|Failure to meet these Activity Requirements will result in being placed on Probation (Full Members) or removal from DI (Initiates)||Longer periods of inactivity without an Absence request will result in Probation or removal from DI.|
Activity Requirements are designed to ensure our community remains extremely active and tightly-knit (which is one of our greatest qualities) and is the minimum baseline expectation from the community. Everyone is expected to contribute in one way or another to continue to support our vision as a community.
DMOTM to LMOTM
Division Member Of The Month has been replaced by Legion Member Of The Month
Main reason is that since only full members are eligible, we have some divisions which are on the smaller side, but dont have many full members and I have from time to time seen the same people getting it over and over (eg. its just too easy) and therefore its not respected/no one actually cares.
Since we have Legion HQ’s, its the perfect place for the officers of that legion to vote on it, opening a wave of new opportunities rather than just a Commander choosing it (and also removes the bias of the 1 person selecting it currently).
Name Change Requests
Name Change Requests are now automated
Members will be able to change their names by simply going to Account Settings and clicking “Display Name” box. Members will be allowed to change their display name twice a year.
Elders, Initiates, Registered Guests and officers at Vice or above will be unable to change their display name.
Member Achievement Changes
Requirements to acquire the Member Achievements have been re-balanced
Star of Recruiting: Recruit 10x Initiates (regardless of whether or not the recruits make it to Full Member)
Star of Mentoring: Sign-up for mentoring for 3 cohorts in a row (regardless of whether or not the mentee/s make it to Full Member)
Star of Discipline: No changes
Star of Domination: Changed to Star of Activity – requirements: get 150 events tokens + reach 1500 post count
Star of Conquest: Earn 10 or more different Event Attendance Tokens from all the games represented by Divisions in Damage Inc (Morning Tea and BBQ tokens included in this count)
Congratulations to the Cohort of August 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 – elemental
2nd – reaperchrisxi
3rd – R3dl1ne
These 63 members have graduated the August 2017 Cohort, Congratulations:
Officer Achievements are critical in recognizing the members of the community who have worked very hard in helping their teams, divisions, legions and overall the clan. Many people can be an officer, but very few have the stamina to endure through the challenges and obstacles that comes with being an officer for so long. For those officers who endured in their roles and served at least six months in a particular position, they are awarded an officer achievement depending on their position. Many achievements are a pre-requisite for a higher appointment in DI.
Gammaray ~ Commander’s Coat of Arms
Awarded to Officers who have served 6+ Months as a Division Commander
Evani on appointment as Commander of 1st Division
StripTheFlesh on appointment as Commander of 2nd Division
Maverick on appointment as Commander of 4th Division
Infinity on appointment as Commander of 6th Division
Black on appointment as Commander of 8th Division
AnimaLibera on appointment as Commander of 9th Division
13thShade on appointment as Commander of 10th Division
MrSfke on appointment as Commander of 12th Division
NotAntarctican on appointment as Commander of 14th Division
Vegas on appointment as Commander of 15th Division
Prophet on appointment as Commander of Community Division II
FYouSeeKay on appointment as Vice of 1st Division
Silicate on appointment as Vice of 3rd Division
Abi on appointment as Vice of 5th Division
BDSally on appointment as Vice of 7th Division
AngryDog on appointment as Vice of 8th Division
Telfer on appointment as Vice of 10th Division
UnLuckyCharms on appointment as Vice of 14th Division
Mikitsune on appointment as Vice of 15th Division
Falx on appointment as Vice Head of Branding of DI-HQ
Szadus on appointment as Vice Justice of DI-HQ
Xtream on appointment as Vice Head Activity Manager of DI-HQ
Moshay8 on appointment as Vice Elite Manager of DI-HQ
luigigoesboom on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
R3dl1ne on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
Raptor on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
Tionis on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
MrEezeh on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 2nd Division
Reav on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 2nd Division
PuffDaddyP on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division
edge300 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
WhatsForDinner on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
knolz on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 7th Division
Vallidus on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division
Reaperchrisxi on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 10th Division
Mehseenbetter on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division
Barachiel on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
LemonTree on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
Nobody322 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 13th Division
Elemental on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 15th Division
BassDrop on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 15th Division
Neo on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division II
IbnBattuta on appointment as Captain Venture Leader of Community Division II
Mikitsune on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division II
SkyWave on appointment as Captain Initiate Manager of DI-HQ
Vod on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of DI-HQ
Taka on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of DI-HQ
The rank Warden is a handed picked promotion only and act as the bridge between officers and members. These members have a solid understanding of the Code of Ops and are the “Moderators” of Damage Inc to ensure its interests are protected.
+puppervgc2017, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+gingerWhimsy, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Blackbird, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+BastardLunatic, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Aralornx, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+MasterThresh, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+DrPhilandChill, for protecting the interests and community of 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.
+Folno, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Ketchupplant, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Bryan, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Dasgutenbrat, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+TheRex, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
Tuesday ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for his amazing Round Table that he organized and ran from the DI RL event on 02 September that netted DI $129 in donations towards our ongoing expenses. You are an outstanding show host Tuesday who knows how to keep a crowd entertained – many are excited for future round tables with all the laughs and chatter that can be discussed at them. Thank you.