July 2017 News

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~July 2017 News~

Selphius: “Everyone hates me….that’s just science” – said no one ever

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!

Legend.gif Member of the Month Legend.gif Division Member of the Month  Officer of the Month
 Razgriz (Community Division I)  fhyrestar (3rd Division)
 KroII (7th Division)
 Black (8th Division)
 muntasirms (10th Division)
 jarcev (12th Division)
 VincentDante (13th Division)
 OverwatchTho (3rd Division)

They have all been awarded their respective Medals (see Awards) for achieving their coveted status.

 

Atlas Reactor Invitational

Damage Incorporated has hosted the biggest tournament in Atlas Reactor history last weekend. The best teams from all over the Atlas Reactor landscape came to compete. Fame, Glory and a cash prize of over $1000 was at stake with teams playing with everything they’ve got. Blood, sweat, and tears has been spilled, but only one team climbed to the top and claimed the title of Champion.

Congratulations to Vezzed for seizing a dramatic victory in the finals against Ragnarok!

A post match re-cap video is in the process of being created by our production team, it will be posted online including some player interviews. A big shout out to everyone involved in making this a success, and we all look forward to the next one!

In order to host this tournament we acquired a new domain: http://di.events which contains all the teams, matches, fixtures and brackets for the tournament. This site will be used to host other big DI events and it’s specifically setup to run leagues and tournaments. So be on the lookout for more epic events in the near future.

 

Our Newest Divisions

 

2nd Division – back in action!

Commander: Chemistry

Vice: Gggusto

With the rapid growth of 6th Division it was once again time to expand out into the European servers. Under the great leadership of Chemistry and Gggusto, 2nd Division – a very historic division once commanded by the legendary LLR, was re-instated back to active status. Well done to everyone in DI-II involved in building it back up to reach new glories. Many big things are expected and everyone continues to look on in anticipation.

 

 

 

 

13th Division – congratulations!

Commander: Jam
Vice: F0rtes

Due to the growth in our Dota2 community it was decided that 13th Division would be created to serve our EU and SEA players. Under the leadership of Jam and Fortes, DI-XIII continues to enjoy great success and growth. Well done to everyone involved in getting it to where it is today.

 

 

 

 

 

Community Division II – congratulations!

Commander: Xtream

Vice: Keegan

With our recent growth, a lot of casual and venture members have joined. To give Community Division more room for our casual players and potential ventures, the Division split into two. This also means Community will now be more than ever actively recruiting casual players and be on the lookout for existing teams or new upcoming games outside our current Division grid. Well done to everyone involved in building and organizing the Community II Division. 

 

 

 

 

14th Division – congratulations!

Commander: Zanfe

Vice: Potatomancer

Black Desert Online once existed as a Division in 2016, however it took heavy casualties and was eventually relegated to inactive status. However, thanks to a strong group of members within DI who were bent on returning it to its former glory, 14th Division was born. Well done to everyone involved in building and organizing the 14th Division. Many big things are expected and everyone continues to look on in anticipation.

 

 

 

Legion shuffle

Just a quick administrative update on the changes that are in effect. With our recent growth we’ve had to re-calibrate our legions in order to keep growing as effectively as possible while maintaining compliance. Below a summary of our current set-up.

 

Legion Trident

Legion Commander – Eastonn8

 

Legion Dagger

Legion Commander – iEcho

 

Legion Javelin

Legion Commander – Nechtmarrie

 

Reason for this change is to:

– Balance the responsibility as equally as possible between our three Legion Commanders

– Make room for the up and coming / expected new Divisions (since a Legion is capped once it hits 7 Divisions)

 

Code Of Ops Updates – Important!

TeamSpeak Activity Requirement

With an active community, you expect a lot of activity. While we have over 500 members logging in daily to our forums, many are never logging into TeamSpeak and are like ghosts that walk amongst us. To see over 110+ members (not including those those on away) not connecting to TeamSpeak within the last 10 days is not a good performance indicator for a community the size of ours.

With immediate effect: If you’re not on TS for more than 10 days and you’re not on away, you will be placed on probation and treated in the same manner as if you were inactive on forums.

Take note that by the Code of Ops your nickname on TeamSpeak must always be a reflection of your Forum Username and Steam Name. You should always be recognizable on TeamSpeak and everywhere else in DI. If your name cannot be found in the list, you will be treated as not being active. If you wish to change your name, you can do so here.

Even though the TeamSpeak server gets a reboot every once in a while, make sure you reboot your own client every day or at least once a week. If you are connected for several days only your initial login will be detected. For example, if someone connects on a Monday and stays connected for more than 10 days it will only show their Last Join date as that previous Monday. So just reboot TS every few days and you will be fine (I have yet to see someone who stays on TS for 10+ days in any case).

However its not all bad, there is a sweetener…

 

RSVP to Clan wide events (MT/BBQ)

RSVPing to BBQ CLAN events are no longer mandatory.

The reason behind this is that the attendance that we get for BBQs is not even getting close to the attendance for a Morning Tea, which makes BBQ feel like a regular Community event and from this point it will be treated as such. RSVPing to Morning Tea is however still required. Additionally:

Elite Initiates and Elites, are completely exempt from RSVPing to any CLAN events.

This is to allow them to focus on their training and games to focus on significantly improving their skills. Removing some of the community requirements is only natural as we try and balance an active community but also grow our own in-house talent.

 

Cohort system

Initiates who fail their cohort will no longer be pushed into the next cohort.

If an initiate doesn’t meet the requirements to successful complete their cohort, they will not be placed into the next cohort. They will instead be set to Registered Guest and given a 14 day cool-down before they can reapply.

This change is to free up time and resources used on an initiate for 2 months that never becomes a member. As well as ease strain on the teams that are required to track and assign which cohort an initiate belongs in.

 

Vacation / Absence Requests

Putting up an away topic as officer for one of your members will now require additional information.

When an officer submits an away topic for one of their members, they must also submit some form of proof that the member has requested this away time. Requiring proof of contact with the member going on away will prevent any abuse of the away system.

 

Retired Leader Changes

The Retired Leader rank has been renamed to Council and has been reformed into an Active Rank.

This means that it will be held to the same activity standards as current members and officers. The reason for this because the purpose of the rank is not currently being utilized. It is earned by Chancellors serving for 12 or more consecutive months and Generals who serve 24 or more consecutive months and is designed to act as an advisory role to the current leadership. The only issue with this is that since it was considered a retirement rank, members who have earned it but are active within DI are unable to utilize it to help leadership. With inactive Retired Leaders being given this rank, however they dont use it because they are inactive – see the irony? So for now all Retired Leaders who are not currently active will be moved to Elder, and the active ones moved to Council with the required permissions to execute their roles.

 

 

Initiation Ceremony

Congratulations to the Cohort of July 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:

1stplace.png 1st – ToxicEnigma

2ndplace.png 2nd – Vegas

3rdplace.png 3rd – DynamicCrusher

 

These 69 members have graduated the July 2017 Cohort, Congratulations:

 

DI-I

DI-II

DI-III

DI-IV

DI-V

DI-VI

DI-VII

DI-VIII

1. YankeeBoy  Retribution  Riki  Connorr28  poloky  JAMEStheGREAT3  Rize
2. Raptor  Sencor  Luke10  WasteR  Aleire  rmjohnson144  Borsund
3. thestonebouncer  Mikitsune  VoXonatoR  Meow  ExaltedGoblin    Extro
4.  bighomie  Punderdome  AlbinW    V0ltron    OmmyWommy
5.  ShotgunGuy  D0rfmon5ter  ZaneW    StripTheFlesh    
6.  Fewer  Vegas  Maverick   Edska    
7.  SilixFlame    Diatomic    Chemistry    
8.  MatealZuck    WhatsForDinner        
9.    Aleksbest        
10.   Speaker        

 

DI-IX

DI-X

DI-XI

DI-XII

DI-XIII

DI-XIV

DI-CI

DI-CII

1. maxgoeswhatever  DynamicCrus  ZeekUma  QueenSalis      UnLuckyCharms  
2. HashTag  puppervgc2017  SoggyP  Disintegration      DigitalReality3  
3. ToxicEnigma  MasterAndy69  ACEintheCROWD  Budninja      Mely  
4.  DrunkGuy  HeliosVelite  mehseenbetter        Eroedan  
5.  Age  Floppymagikarp            
6.  Grey  nitrodog96            
7.  woodchuck  Parv            
8.  Alumii  yourbrojake            
9.    EviLaz            
10.   TheRoanAsher            

 

 

Achievements

Officer Achievements

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.

Congratulations to…

AFDragon ~ Imperial Colours

Awarded to Officers who have served 6+ Months in Leadership

Ender ~ Commander’s Coat of Arms

Awarded to Officers who have served 6+ Months as a Division Commander

Protaygo ~ Captain’s Coat of Arms

Awarded to Officers who have served 6+ Months as a Team Leader

 

Legendary Achievements

Legendary Achievements give great recognition on members who have distinguished themselves within the community. It takes a lot of time and effort to earn these achievements and recognition is due to those who go above and beyond.

Congratulations to…

AFDragon ~ Guardian’s Shield

Awarded to Members who have spent 6+ continuous months in DI and have earned 2+ Member Achievements.

 

Promotions

Congratulations to…

Officer Promotions

Eastonn8 on appointment as General Legion Commander – Trident of DI-HQ
Eastonn8 has been Commander of 10th Division since December 2016. His successes have been numerous, having personally led the introduction of Pokemon as a Division within Damage Inc. He is welcomed and ready for the challenge of helping grow Legion Trident to the next level. Well done.

Mal on appointment as General Chief Administrator of DI-HQ
Mal has a very long history with Damage Inc, dating back to 2013, he was the was the first Commander of Community Division I when it was established and later had command of 8th Division. He also served as Chancellor under the legendary leader Kronos as well as numerous other HQ appointments making him a very well rounded Chief Administrator who understands the needs of the Divisions. Well Done.

Jaxter on appointment as Commander of 2nd Division
Chemistry on appointment as Commander of 8th Division
Telfer on appointment as Commander of 10th Division
SirHugster on appointment as Commander of 11th Division
Jam on appointment as Commander of 13th Division
Xtream on appointment as Commander of Community Division II
Gggusto on appointment as Vice of 2nd Division
VadaShiloh on appointment as Vice of 6th Division
13thShade on appointment as Vice of 10th Division
ZeekUma on appointment as Vice of 11th Division
F0rtes on appointment as Vice of 13th Division
Potatomancer on appointment as Vice of 14th Division
Keegan on appointment as Vice of Community Division II
Szadus on appointment as Vice Head Activity Manager of DI-HQ
SilixFlame on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
Retribution on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division
Scabadoobop on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division
IcarusV on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
Zer0 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
Vindicate on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 7th Division
JAMEStheGREAT3 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 7th Division
ToxicEnigma on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division
Sleeperbat on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division
PuffDaddyP on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division
Memedelyn on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
Andremull on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 13th Division
Monster on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 13th Division
SolarWings on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 13th Division
Borsund on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 13th Division
Taka on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 13th Division
Macon3 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division II
jaaboi1679 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division II
Blackbird on appointment as Captain Venture Leader of Community Division II
Vegas on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division
Clones231 on appointment as Captain Gate Keeper of DI-HQ
GiveItToMeBaby on appointment as Captain Gate Keeper of DI-HQ
jbavdoyan on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of DI-HQ
Goedirt on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of DI-HQ
RoadkillHD on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of DI-HQ

 

Member Promotions

+Warden

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.

+AmirAlexander, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Revez, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+muntasirms, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+HitmanHart, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Caroxia, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Jammychgo, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+UnLuckyCharms, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Neo, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Alumii, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Andrewjaay, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+goldenrpgs, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+TheRageQuitter, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Shinji, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+GrumpySarge, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+CraftingEdge, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+ErrorTerror, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Dwarsaw, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+VincentDante, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+MagnetManEX, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Shado, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Nalanthi, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Aldurendal, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Esiland, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Vod, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Boxy, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Mikitsune, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Alumii, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Aleksbest, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Maverick, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Age, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+Grey, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+QueenSalis, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+chathesilver, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+SoggyP, for protecting the interests and community of DI.
+mehseenbetter, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

 

+Senior

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.

+Sprinkles, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Nash, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Dansk, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.

 

 

Awards

Congratulations to…

4777_cgold.pngSelphius ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Gold for his outstanding leadership and organization of the DI Invitational. His initiative and planning abilities have helped successfully deliver one of the most challenging events DI has ever had to host. All the networking with the Atlas Reactor community, coordination with the DI production and design team and external teams have all led to a very professional event. Well done!

Snek ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his commitment in fostering the growth of two successful ventures into divisions (LoL EU and BDO).

Enigma~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his excellent contribution towards our design projects with front end web development as well as graphics design.

Ender ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his excellent leadership and support of the DI Invitational which helped the event become a big success.

Tuesday ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his excellent planning support and video production work leading up to the DI Invitational which helped the event become a big success.

BootyDukes ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his excellent production and streaming support during the D.I. Atlas Reactor Invitational which helped the event become a big success.

Specctre ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his excellent administrative support during the D.I. Atlas Reactor Invitational which helped the event become a big success.

Chemistry ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his excellent leadership and community support in seeing the EU LoL Venture succeed into one of the biggest Division within Damage Inc.

Taka ~ Commendation – Bronze (By Mal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for going above and beyond in AM duties. Not breaking stride in his duties while assisting in the training of three new activity managers. 

DrPhilandChill ~ Commendation – Bronze (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Bronze for his great streaming support during the D.I. Atlas Reactor Invitational which helped the event become a big success.

Memedelyn ~ Commendation – Bronze (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Bronze for her great streaming support during the D.I. Atlas Reactor Invitational which helped the event become a big success.

Mal ~ Commendation – Bronze (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Bronze for his great streaming support during the D.I. Atlas Reactor Invitationalwhich helped the event become a big success.

Rewerb ~ Commendation – Bronze (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Bronze for his support during the D.I. Atlas Reactor Invitational which helped the event become a big success.

 Falx ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for leadership and commitment towards our 2017 projects – namely Branding and Design. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Tuesday ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for leadership and commitment towards our 2017 projects – namely for establishing and growing our media team. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Rewerb ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely the effort in managing our social media accounts. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Mal ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely your contribution towards our media team and its growth. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Atomiccow ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for leadership and commitment towards our 2017 projects – namely setting up and managing our store and your major part in planning the US RL Event of 2017. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Snek ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely your contribution towards helping with the products within our store and its setup. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 AFDragon ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely your contribution towards helping with the products within our store and its setup. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you

 VadaShiloh ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely your major part in planning the US RL Event of 2017. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Merf ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely your part in planning the US RL Event of 2017. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Nom ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely your part in planning the US RL Event of 2017. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Razgriz ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely your part in planning the US RL Event of 2017. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 Xtream ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for great contribution towards our 2017 projects – namely your part in the planning phase of Project Gold Dust. You’ve been a big part of us reaching our 2017 Goals. Thank you.

 

 

Thanks All

GJ