May 2017 News

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~May 2017 News~

MrMcDiverman: “How is Sprinkles still in this game?” – Poker @ Super Weekend 03 June 2017


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

– Tribal (2nd Division)

dmotm.gif Division Members of the Month

– OverwatchTho (3rd Division)

– ENIGMA (5th Division)

– Dwarsaw (8th Division)

– togetorr (9th Division)

– ShadowLight284 (10th Division)

– YoloSwag (11th Division)

– BioMonster (Community Division)

Officer of the Month

– Falx (1st Division)

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

 

Disrupt!

I was asked earlier at Today’s Command Meeting where we are headed with Damage Inc, community or competitive focused? Such a simple yet complicated question as we continue to expand into new horizons. 

To date this community has just been amazing, with people coming together in teams, divisions, legions, working groups and committees to push us higher and higher.

For the interest of the rest of the clan who was not there to here my answer, here it is: BOTH.

Damage Inc is breaking away from the norm and will use its powerful community as a strength to leverage growth into competitive and other ventures. We have so far managed to grow both in harmony together and it is something that sets us apart from the rest of other top tier clans who tend to choose one of the other. We are going to DISRUPT and do it differently, go into unchartered waters and show that you can have an awesome tight knit community achieve great things.

So lets keep on crushing DI.

 

3rd Division re-instated

Congratulations to 3rd Division!

Commander: Zezette

Vice: fhyrestar

After being downgraded to venture status earlier this years, the people of 3rd Division pulled together and kept recruiting. With a few changes in leadership and hard work they made it to a Division. Well done to everyone involved in building and organizing the 3rd Division. Many big things are expected and everyone continues to look on in anticipation.

 

Officer Bans

Just a quick update on Officer Bans. From this point onwards Generals and higher are able to issue longer Officer bans depending on the case/history.

The reason for this is that some people are just not cut out to be officers, and they have repeatedly caused problems or acted negligently, and under the current system a 6 or 12 month ban may not be enough, so this is just a disclaimer stating that Generals and higher are authorized longer bans on a case by case basis.

 

Initiate Voting

Voting has been updated to remove “Yes” and “No” votes, to only have the option for a “No” vote. We are also moving away from the 90%+ “Yes” vote rule, to streamline and simplify the system. A requirement of 3+ No Votes is required to block an Initiate becoming a Full Member.

The reason for this change was that it was time consuming for members to go through and vote Yes/No on all our 200+ Initiates each month, so moving forward we are going with the “You will be a full member, unless told otherwise due to 3+ No Votes”.

If an Initiate gets 3 or more No votes, their Commander or a Gate Keeper is able to ask the Justice Committee to evaluate whether the justification is reasonable. No one else (including the Initiate in question) is able to “appeal” or sponsor this outcome, only a Gate Keeper or the Initiate’s Commander.

 

Clan ranks

 

Its been a very busy month with a lot of structural changes. These have been important as we scale into a larger organization and pivoting into a position to launch into E-Sports. The ranks and structure has been simplified as much as possible, with many of the unused or under utilized ranks being removed. Its important to understand that there is a difference between POSITION and RANK within Damage Inc. With the Position being something like Team Leader, and the rank being Captain who fills it. Some positions can have a variety of ranks fill it. But it should be a lot simpler now.

 

Season awards – Spring 2017

Congratulations for the following members for winning a Spring Award, for their efforts they get a Signature Bar.















Well done, your efforts have been recognized by the community, so keep it up!

 

Initiation Ceremony

Congratulations to the Cohort of May 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 – BootyDukes

2ndplace.png 2nd – 13thShade

3rdplace.png 3rd – gggusto

These members have graduated the May 2017 Cohort, Congratulations:

DI-I

  1. Kokno101
  2. reisks

DI-II

  1. Jamie
  2. Thor747870

DI-III

  1. BassDrop
  2. JedWayne

DI-IV

  1. 9T8CydoNia
  2. Asunasan
  3. DieLabtec
  4. Grumpy
  5. ItsRogerHD
  6. M1LES
  7. Oldestbodreau
  8. TheRex

DI-V

  1. Catalyst
  2. DrockTheBold
  3. GaRinaN
  4. Jonen
  5. Metalingus
  6. NoS3nse
  7. PoopingCarrots
  8. Scroogie
  9. SneakyPanda
  10. Tomhadden
  11. VamsiEU
  12. Venomous3
  13. ZeroGamerNL
  14. Zinquay

DI-VI

  1. ajoker97
  2. BootyDukes
  3. budderking2g
  4. gggusto
  5. Infinity
  6. PuffDaddyP
  7. Stormthrust
  8. TacoboyMC
  9. Zagreus121
  10. Zanzier

DI-VII

  1. PlasmaStudios
  2. Stevie226
  3. TheRageQuitter
  4. vindicate

DI-VIII

  1. Andrewjaay
  2. Halfcourt
  3. jbavdoyan
  4. JshT
  5. MadHatter
  6. Monster
  7. Reborn
  8. SeriousCat
  9. WhyFi

DI-IX

  1. AnimaLibera
  2. Neo

DI-X

  1. 13thShade
  2. RobertVGC
  3. StormStrikerSX9

DI-XI

  1. EdgeOfInifinity
  2. SirHugster
  3. tyranosaurusrek
  4. VivaceGaming
  5. ZackTwig

DI-XII

  1. MrSfke

DI-C

  1. Joshpaposh
  2. SpacePineapple
  3. Sprinkles

 

 

Promotions

Congratulations to…

Officer Promotions

iEcho on appointment as Legion Commander of Legion – Dagger

Zezette on appointment as Commander of 3rd Division

SkyWave on appointment as Commander of 6th Division

Aralornx on appointment as Commander of 9th Division

Razgriz on appointment as Commander of 11th Division

Snek on appointment as Commander of Community Division

Fhyrestar on appointment as Vice of 3rd Division

BootyDukes on appointment as Vice of 6th Division

Matrix on appointment as Vice of 9th Division

SirHugster  on appointment as Vice of 11th Division

Risky on appointment as Vice of Community Division

Mal on appointment as Vice Justice of DI HQ

Tuesday on appointment as Vice Head Media Manager of DI HQ

Xtream on appointment as Vice Head Activity Manager of DI HQ

scooterg2004 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division

BassDrop on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division

XialonVIII on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division

M1LES on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division

DieLabTec on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division

Ize on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division

Venomous3 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division

PulseFire on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division

MrSparako on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division

JshT  on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 8th Division

BackRowPolitics on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division

MikeytheLegend on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division

Samackel on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division

MrSfke on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division

ScarabKing on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division

SilicateStim on appointment as Captain Youtube Manager of DI HQ

Jamie on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of DI HQ

Jonse on appointment as Captain Gatekeeper of DI HQ

Roxas on appointment as Captain Gatekeeper 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.

+edge300, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

+TomHadden, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

+VivaceGaming, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

+Vaylon, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

+13thShade, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

+halfcourt, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

+MadHatter, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

+BioMonster, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

+LightningHawk, for protecting the interests and community of DI.

 

+Guardian
This is the epitome of DI membership. Its an extremely distinguished rank that can only be earned through hard work, and a constant effort to improve DI. Guardians are the die-hard core of the clan that have proven their loyalty and skill time and time again. They are given automatic Elder status in gratitude of their service to Damage Inc.

+Andremull, for legendary service to DI, and being the epitome of what DI stands for.

 

+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.

+ismokeythebear, for phenomenal 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. I take great pleasure today awarding the 2314_shield.pngCompanion’s Shield to:

+jaaboi1679, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.

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

 

 

Awards

Congratulations to…

Tyrant ~ Black Cross (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Black Cross for legendary leadership and strategy demonstrated during the last 12 months. Tyrant answered the call of DI when the clan through the “Old Dog Program” while the clan was in the process of coming out its 2015 dark ages, He immediately took command of 8th Division and turned everything on its head, removing the bad culture that has been plaguing it, and also helping leadership remove the bad culture from the rest of the clan. On appointment to Director, Tyrant moved quickly to setup a strong vision for his Commanders, never compromising quality and performance which helped see Damage Inc reach heights it has never seen before. Tyrant has been pivotal in the recovery and resurgence of Damage Inc as a dominant power once again, and he is a very well respected member of the community. You have earned your keep as one of the legends of the clan, and I hope to see many more years from you here. Well Done.

 BuffsOP ~ Black Cross (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Black Cross for legendary commitment and team leadership within 6th Division during the last 12 months, as well as being Damage Inc’s longest serving Team Leader. Buffsop has consistently demonstrated all the top tier qualities that are expected from our team leaders and his long tenure has benefited his team and division greatly by improving stability, setting an example and mentoring other team leaders. His commitment to his team, division and ultimately the clan, has been matched by very few people. Buffsop has been a pivotal example to other team leaders on what is considered an “example team leader” and continues to go above and beyond in supporting his team and division. I hope to see many more great things from Buffs and to have him around for many more years, well done.

 Jammychgo~ Black Cross (By GreatJackal)

Awarded Black Cross for legendary division leadership of 2nd Division during the last 14 months. Jammychgo has achieved the mantle of being Damage Inc’s longest serving Damage Inc Division Commander and under his cool, calm and collected leadership his division has thrived under the stability he has given them and the clan as a whole. Jammychgo took command of 2nd Division during a turbulent time after the previous commander betrayed Damage Inc, and he has consistently navigated his division through some very difficult strategic ingame challenges and always placed the clan’s best interests before his own. An legendary Commander who has also played a key part in mentoring and helping other Commanders manage difficult situations, Jammy has continuously set a high standard of leadership and I have no doubt will continue to lead his division towards seizing 2nd Division’s first Laurel Triumph, Well done.

4777_cgold.pngFalx ~ Star of Valor – 1st Class (By Merf)

Awarded Star of Valor – 1st Class for extraordinary division leadership of 1st Division. Falx, you’ve completely revitalized 1st Division, pulling it out of the muck and back into the constructive and functioning machine it should be. Your hard work and perseverance, calm, collected demeanor, and incredible attention to detail are all trademarks of your leadership style. Thank you for a job well done! 

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

Awarded Commendation – Gold for outstanding community leadership of the Damage Inc Branding & Design Team. You have taken on the challenging role of inspiring all of the clan’s talent to achieve great things and the outcome have spoken for itself. Your role in also taking a serious approach to our security has also helped Damage Inc be more prepared for malicious activity on the internet. Well done.

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

Awarded Commendation – Gold for outstanding community contribution of coding and development of our main site. Through your help we have improved our website to be more functional and improved which has greatly benefited our members. Your efforts in helping protect our security has been pivotal in ensuring that our site is secure from malicious activity on the internet. Well done.

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

Awarded Commendation – Gold for outstanding dedication and great work with bringing the overwatch venture back from a tipping point. After multiple members left and morale in the venture was brought down, Zezette took it upon herself to recruit and has brought in multiple new members to ensure that it becomes a successful division in its own right. Well done.

Aralornx ~ Commendation – Silver (By Merf)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for excellent division leadership of 9th Division. You’ve given 9th Division a complete makeover and the results were almost immediate. Since you took command, ARK has gone from near failure to a much healthier and stable version of itself.  Thank you for your continued service to the ARK Division.

Szadus  ~ Commendation – Silver (By AFDragon)

Awarded Commendation – Silver for excellent initiative in stepping up your efforts and helping out when we were short staffed in Activity Management. Nothing asked of you was too much and you were always ready to contribute in any way possible. Well done Szadus, keep up the excellent work!

 Shand ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for protecting Damage Inc from all enemies internal and external. What you did went a long way to continue to build our strong community to become even stronger, and we all owe you for that. Thank you.

 Sairane ~ Ribbon of Special Service (By GreatJackal)

Awarded the Ribbon of Special Service for protecting Damage Inc from all enemies internal and external. What you did went a long way to continue to build our strong community to become even stronger, and we all owe you for that. Thank you.

 

Achievements

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.

Congratulations to…

Eastonn8 ~ Commander’s Coat of Arms

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

 jonse2011 ~ Captain’s Coat of Arms

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

Razgriz ~ Captain’s Coat of Arms

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

AlinaStarkova ~ Tome of Wisdom

Awarded to Officers who have served 6+ Months as a HQ Officer

SkyWave ~ Tome of Wisdom

Awarded to Officers who have served 6+ Months as a HQ Officer

Szadus ~ Tome of Wisdom

Awarded to Officers who have served 6+ Months as a HQ Officer

Thanks All

GJ