March 2017 News

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~March 2017 News~


Physics: “DI is like a cat. It has nine lives”

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

– Rewerb (Community Division)

dmotm.gif Division Members of the Month

– Wetletus (2nd Division)

– ismokeythebear (6th Division)

Officer of the Month

– Tuesday (Community Division)

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

 

“The Great Whoopsidaisy of 2017” Aftermath

Its been a crazy month (I think I say this too many times in announcements, but this time I really mean it lol). So for those who have been living under a rock or are new to DI, we had significant forum issues this month and large amounts of downtime which has cost us significant time that could have been used for events, community and recruiting etc. Security has been jacked up significantly with our connections encrypted and our forums being hosted in the cloud.

I want to thank ALL of you for hanging in there whilst we slaved day and night to get the site back online, and it was outstanding to see the quick bounce back once we came online again. It is just another testimony to the endurance and tight-knit nature of our community. So well done DI!

I want to give a special shout out to the HQ Admin Staff (see awards down the bottom of this post) for laboriously re-instating many members who had lost ranks, posts, events on SEVERAL occasions which took a lot of their time and pushed out into many late nights. Thanks guys!

 

New Ascension to the First 9

It was with great sadness that we saw Dracowolf, one of the Nine, pass to the afterlife after years of great service to Damage Inc. From his ashes and the passing of his ring, we see the glorious ascension of a new member of the First 9. Nom has been graciously welcomed to this ancient order. Joining us in February 2014, Nom has been with DI for over 3 years and has served in various capacities in HQ until her current post as Chief Justice.  Congratulations!

For those who need a quick history on what the First 9 is, here it is:

  • This is by far the hardest achievement in Damage Inc to earn. It will literally take years of commitment and unwaivering loyalty.
  • The First 9 have the power to remove the Leader of Damage Inc from their position.
  • When someone who holds a ring leaves Damage Inc (whether through inactivity or otherwise), the ring passes to the next longest serving member in Damage Inc. The membership must be unbroken, if you leave and rejoin your position in the line is reset.
  • The Nine has been with Damage Inc since its birth, with this year marking the 5th Anniversary of the clan and the conception of the order.

 

Member Achievements

It is with great excitement that I unveil our five Member Achievements. Most credit for this goes to Moe for planting the seeds and seeing this idea grow from a conversation amongst to officers to several command meetings to this.

A quick background to the idea was that Officers currently could earn achievements for serving in a designated post for 6+ consecutive months which gave recognition for the veteran officers amongst us who have continuously committed to help DI become greater. However as we all know, the Officers are not the only ones who should be recognized for making this community greater, as members play their fair share into this as well. So here it is:

 Star of Mentoring

Successfully mentor an initiate for 6 consecutive months. 

This is will eventually replace the Mentorship Clasp – 1st Class (to be finalized with AFDragon on the implementation). Its important to note that this award requires you to sign up to mentoring for 6 months straight. It does not matter if you are mentoring 2 or 3 a month or just 1, the NUMBER of initiates mentored by you do not count, however you MUST successfully ensure at least one becomes a full member for the month to count.

Star of Recruiting

Recruit 10 x Initiates that become Full Members

Note that the initiates you recruited need to become full members to count. It is easy to recruit 10 Initiates, but harder to recruit 10 x Initiates that become full members.

Star of Discipline

Not received a strike in 6 consecutive months

This is harder than people give it credit for, however if you are good with RSVPing for events everyday, come on TS when you are online and act considerately towards others in DI you can get this one in no time.

Star of Domination

Help make your Division a Super Division or maintain its status as a Super Division for at least 3 Months

You must be in the Division at least 1 month or more prior to it becoming a Super Division (to prevent people just transferring for the achievement).

Star of Conquest

Earn 10 or more different Event Attendance Tokens from all the games represented by Divisions in Damage Inc (not including DI-C).

As it currently stands, the only eligible tokens are:  (and you need all 10 of them).

As we get more divisions some choice will be there as you only need 10. Currently we have 10 x Games Represented by our Divisions. Anything from DI-C such as BBQ’s/Morning Teas or Venture Events do not count. Neither do Clan vs Clan events or any other type of event attendance token that do not have the sword and game icon in them.

Lastly, these Achievements will be listed under your Event Attendance (under your signature) and count towards Event Attendance for promotion or compliance.

You will also be responsible for tracking your own achievement progress. There will be a section on the forum where you can post a topic applying for the achievement and where you can show proof (such as the recruits you recruited).

 

Honoring your Oath to Damage Inc

When you become a Full Member of Damage Inc, things change. You have dedicated yourself to your team, division and clan and committed to helping them to achieve glory and greatness. Sadly we have some people who take their oaths lightly and often leave Damage Inc by going inactive, being striked out or quitting when taking Standard Away or Long Term Away would have been a better solution.

This rule has been around since the day the clan was born, however it has faded into the background over the years, especially in 2014-2015 where we have had clan hoppers who would be striked out, go away for 6 months then try and rejoin again.

So I am highlighting it here again:

You only get 3 chances to be in Damage Inc. On your third chance, your Initiate Application requires endorsement from a Gold Star.

Should your membership be ended for any reason after your third time in Damage Inc, you will not be allowed to rejoin Damage Inc ever again. So take please don’t take your membership with us lightly.

Dont worry though, you have options if you need to leave for reasons out of your control. You can take Long Term Away up to 6 months, and you are able to renew it for another 6 months during that period.

 

Winter Awards – 2016

Congratulations for the following members for winning a Winter Award, for their efforts they get a Signature Bar. Thanks to Falx for creating these.

 

7th Division Triumph – Laurel Wreath


Victory – Civilization VI Esports Challenge
25-26 March 2017 – $500 1st Place Prize
Commander commander.gifGammaray — Vice major.gifDasgutenbrat

What a glorious victory for 7th Division, spearheading the E-Sports efforts within Civilization VI and winning the potential first ever E-Sports tournament for the game. It was challenging and required a very high level of stamina and endurance, however DI prevailed over its enemies and 7th Division has been awarded with the extremely prestigious laurel triumph! For more information on the tournament go here.

 

5th Division Triumph – Super Division


Super Division Status
01 April 2017
Commander highcouncil.gifPhysics — Vice major.gifTheRandomSona

With a lot of dedication and effort by 5th Division under the steady leadership of Physics and TheRandomSona, 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. Well done!

HQ positions open

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 Initiate Manager (Anyone can apply, however full members are preferred) – Point of Contact: AFDragon (Head Administrator)

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”.

 

Money Talk – Tournaments and Prize Pools

The Officers of Damage Inc have had a lot of back and forth discussion, with the understanding that these policies will likely change into the future. However for those interested in knowing what the payment breakdowns are for various situations involving our teams, here they are:

Twitch: DI takes 100% of subscriber income.

When someone subscribes to the DI twitch channel they are looking for DI, our brand our image and our content. DI therefore takes subscriber income to help fund the upkeep of the website and the organization that makes the content possible.

Twitch: DI takes 10% of donations of individual streams.

Donations on the other hand are an indication that the current content, as distinct from the future content, is to be rewarded. With individual streams, the hosting member takes 90% whilst DI takes 10% in line use of the DI “franchise”, the logos, the subscriber base and in many cases the raw content. 10% was chosen as it is believed to be in line with industry standards. Round Tables and sponsored streams (like tournaments) are excluded from this. Any donations made on these go 100% to DI.

0% of money (if any) from a free-entry Tournament that DI participates and cashes in goes to DI

Damage Inc. won’t take any cut of the prize from a free tournament as of now. As we progress in the e-sports scene policies may change as exposure and sponsorship changes too.

50% of money (if any) from a paid-entry Tournament that DI participates and cashes in goes to DI if DI paid the entry

Damage Inc is taking 100% of the risk in this scenario and the if the team does not win, they lose nothing. Taking 50% of the prize where DI invested in the teams entry covers our losses for other team investments that did not fare so well. Teams still takes 50% of the prize and get the exposure, PR and sponsorship opportunities.

0% of money (if any) from a paid-entry Tournament that DI participates and cashes in goes to DI if the Team/person paid the entry

Just like start-ups, investing is at your own risk. As we can’t offer anything else than a structured organization at the moment, we won’t charge anything. Later on, when we got the exposure for our teams, policies may change slightly.

0% of money from a Tournament hosted by DI goes to DI

If Damage Inc. hosts a Tournament the prize will be paid to any team that wins, regardless whether it is our own team winning or not.

Initiation Ceremony

Congratulations to the Cohort of March 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.png1st – xxYolo420Swagxx

2ndplace.png2nd – TheLoneEagle

3rdplace.png3rd – elohb

These members have graduated the March 2017 Cohort, Congratulations:

DI-I

  1. elohb
  2. Xiansheng

DI-III

  1. Highlander69000

DI-IV

  1. AsterionCretos
  2. zetsumei101
  3. ProtoJazz
  4. Efmi
  5. Griffindeath
  6. mrsparako
  7. probE466

DI-V

  1. CircuitWolf
  2. LUNZEN
  3. Blastcigs
  4. desetedjake123
  5. Vaylon
  6. Oversea
  7. jmonta22
  8. Vrux
  9. nissehue
  10. ErrorTerror
  11. dangeraaron91
  12. CeLennysta
  13. Stigment

DI-VI

  1. xxYolo420Swagxx
  2. TheHostileMexi
  3. Aerinriel
  4. DrPhilandChill
  5. Valos
  6. DeltaIDelta
  7. Magneto
  8. Souhil
  9. FatalAtonement
  10. MikeyLikesIt20
  11. adrian9012
  12. GoldSticker
  13. KatanaChamp
  14. DIamondDCIW
  15. Summonedsniper
  16. Garrett
  17. PulseFire

DI-VII

  1. blkbutterfly74
  2. DaTCiVGuY
  3. ShadowF0x
  4. BDSally
  5. ELLoCoMoNo
  6. SilicateStim

DI-VIII

  1. Annihilatrix
  2. H4ck
  3. Cinemaclub
  4. Easik

DI-IX

  1. togetorr
  2. bentleys09
  3. ToxicUSA
  4. Trampledhoof
  5. Matrix
  6. Madknight

DI-X

  1. queenAria
  2. Silphen
  3. Koenkloo
  4. Revez
  5. Yeesh
  6. Calladius
  7. piny18795
  8. TheLoneEagle

DI-XII

  1. Atreyu
  2. Daniko
  3. RebelMC
  4. johnitachi15
  5. jarcev

DI-C

  1. Brackster
  2. DanteDarkly
  3. XialonVIII
  4. Extro
  5. Fearlessten

 

Promotions

Congratulations to…

Officer Promotions

Cloa on appointment as General Commandant – Trident of DI-HQ
Cloa has come out of retirement to help the growth and expansion of Legion Trident. He has served as a distinguished Commander and General last year including earning 6th Division their first ever Super Division Triumph. It is with great excitement we bring him back onto the senior officer team to help drive our growth.

CynicalBrit on appointment as General Commandant – Dagger of DI-HQ
CynicalBrit is a distinguished General already having served in the role of Tournament Chair until now. He has been re-assigned to help Legion Dagger as the Commandant and will help the Tyrant the Legion Commander on growing our competitive efforts.

Physics on appointment as General of 5th Divison
Physics took command of the 5th Division in January 2017 with vigor and determination. Within 3 months he successfully led the development of multiple competitive Teams and won many CvC’s. Leading with a strong hand and being the embodiment of stability to DI. Physics is appointed the honorable rank of General.

GhostCrusader on appointment as Commander of 1st Division

Waritwillbe on appointment as Commander of 3rd Division

KiLLaH on appointment as Commander of 4th Division

WarShach on appointment as Commander of 9st Division

TeaWithLucas on appointment as Vice of 1st Division

Razedsniper on appointment as Vice of 3rd Division

Hannibal on appointment as Vice of 4th Division

Kay on appointment as Vice of 8th Division

Tuesday on appointment as Marshal Media Team Manager of DI HQ

elohb on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division

Boxy on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division

zetsumei101 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division

jmonta22 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division

Falx on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division

DrPhilandChill on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division

xxxYolo420Swagxx on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division

adrian9012 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division

Magneto on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division

Snybios on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division

XFactor on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division

BDSally on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 7th Division

Jam on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 8th Division

Mal on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 8th Division

Trampledhoof on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division

Telfer on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 10th Division

Yamari on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division

Krill on appointment as Captain Venture Leader – Warframe of Community Division

FireNickNL on appointment as Captain Venture Leader – EU LoL of Community Division

Extro on appointment as Captain Venture Leader – WoW of Community Division

Bryan on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 8th Division

rskde on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of Community Division

 

Member Promotions

+Master

The rank Master is awarded to those who have consistently led by example and helped Damage Inc. These members are also exceptional mentors and have mastered the Code of Ops of Damage Inc and used their experience to help others.

+Andremull, for phenomenal service, loyalty and activity to DI.

+Nechtmarrie, for phenomenal service, loyalty and activity to DI.

 

+Veteran

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.

+Blackbird, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.

+IbnBattuta, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.

+Nota, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.

+Roflosaurus, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.

+s0LA, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to 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.

+CMobile96, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.

+Dom, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.

+ScarabKing, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.

+Wetletus, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.

 

+Companion

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 2314_shield.pngCompanion’s Shield to:

+pupsik, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.

+Donahubert, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.

+Cerber42, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.

 

Awards

Congratulations to…


Nota ~ Star of Valor – 1st Class (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Star of Valor – 1st Class for his outstanding tenure as a Commander of 4th Division and then as Commandant of Legion Trident. Nota’s leadership of 4th Division has been nothing but legendary, leading 4th Division to the largest it has ever been to 78 members and earning it the Super Division Triumph on the way. Afterwards, he was pivotal in strategically guiding and mentoring all the Team Leaders of Legion Trident to support all the Commanders. Well Done.


Physics~ Star of Valor – 1st Class (By Tyrant)

Awarded Star of Valor – 1st Class. Physics has approached 5th division with determination, organization and with his eyes set on gaining the competitive edge. Throughout his 3 months he has seen to it that 5th division has gone far above the call of duty, especially in terms of competitive play. With his new super division triumph, we can expect only bigger and better things to come from 5th division going forward. Well done.


iEcho~ Star of Valor – 1st Class (By Tyrant)

Awarded Star of Valor – 1st Class. iEcho took the reigns of 6th division during a controversial period of its history. Armed with a killer instinct and an unstoppable attitude, he has transformed 6th division once again, bringing it back to the height of its glory. As it continues to set the bar for all divisions in DI, we can expect more and more numbers and high level play coming from 6th division with iEcho at its helm. Well done.


Ender~ Star of Valor – 1st Class (By Merf)

Awarded Star of Valor – 1st Class for always giving 110% to his division. The amount of involvement in not only his division but the structure of DI, is nearly impossible to accomplish. His dedication and motivation have always been unquestioned. Not only is Ender easy to work with, his input is always well thought out and valuable. Great work Ender. 

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

Awarded Commendation – Gold for his leadership in forming, managing and expanding the official Damage Inc Media Team. Through his leadership, we have seen a significant increase in content on our YouTube, Twitch and Facebook. He is an charismatic leader who continues to go above and beyond to make this clan’s E-Sports dreams come true. Well done!

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

Awarded Commendation – Gold for her efforts in setting up, managing and expanding the official Damage Inc Branding Team. Through her outstanding communication skills she was able to coordinate across different skill levels, diverse backgrounds (whether branding or coding) to meet my intent. Through her efforts we have re-branded our logo for the first time since Damage Inc was founded almost 5 years ago.

Jojopheonix ~ Star of Valor – 2nd Class (By Merf)

Awarded Star of Valor – 2nd Class for pouring blood sweat and tears into her SHK Venture Team on Global Conflict 2. She pulled a broken team together and taught them the meaning of Teamwork and Loyalty. Jojo also improved diplomacy on the server by spending many hours negotiating with other leaders to give DI the upper hand in their territories. Really fantastic job, JoJo. Thank you for all your hard work.

CindersKnight ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his contribution to setting up and restoring the forums, making sure all initiates are registered again and setting up the cohorts.

Warfororks ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his contribution to setting up and restoring the forums, making sure all initiates are registered again and their applications are being handled correctly.

AlinaStarkova ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for her contribution to setting up and restoring the forums, making sure all initiates are registered again and setting up the cohorts.

Skywave ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his contribution to setting up and restoring the forums, making sure all initiates are registered again and their applications are being handled correctly.

TheGamer777 ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his contribution to setting up and restoring the forums, making sure all initiates are registered again and their applications are being handled correctly.

AFDragon  ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his contribution to setting up and restoring the forums, spending countless of hours restoring and working behind the scenes.

Mal ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his work on the twitch such as Managing streams, Moderating chats, And his part is things like Let’s drown out, And the D.I. Roundtable and the monthly D.I. Round up Have made him clearly distinct from other members of the media team. His dedication in showing up for every stream to moderate and his dedication to high quality content have been pivotal.

Rewerb ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for being the social media manager and writer for the media team. He’s written almost anything you see come out of the media team. From Facebook posts to video descriptions. To channel descriptions for both YouTube and twitch.This high quality writing and his ability to produce quickly have been a major factor in our success.

Keverino ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver by creating the Video Intro for the beginning of our you tube videos, And the closing card for all the same YouTube Videos He’s created the face of Our YouTube. This has been pivotal in the creation and promotion of our content.

BuffsOP ~ Commendation – Silver (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for his dedication to creating the original music for our YouTube channel has been nothing short of extraordinary. Pumping out amazing music for both our YouTube Opener and closer and anything else we need has been incredibly useful. The music his produces lets people know we’re here and we’re serious.

 

Thanks All

GJ