9th Division is an official Division of DI.Community and used to be part of House Javelin. It was established in November 2016 and has thus far only been occupied by ARK: Survival Evolved.
It is lead by a Division Commander, who is responsible for leading that Division from a tactical standpoint within their particular game, and a Vice, who acts as the 2nd-in-command of the Division and is responsible for managing the respective Division its events and oversee its new members.
Finvarra (Nov. 2016)
Member of the Month
Warlordsh (Mar. 2018)
Warlordsh (Aug. 2018)
House Member of the Month
Corceal (Nov. 2017)
Warlordsh (Feb. 2018)
Zaweri (Apr. 2018)
Intoblind123 (Jul. 2018)
Tridex (Oct. 2018)
Officer of the Month
First Class Honors
ToxicEnigma (Jul. 2017)
Second Class Honors
Aralornx (Apr. 2017)
Third Class Honors
Imperium - First Class
Imperium - Second Class
AnimaLibera (Jan. 2018)
Imperium - Third Class
9th Division would be the first of many new games that presented itself to DI at the end of 2016. As of November 14th, Finvarra successfully managed to achieve Division status with her Ark Survival Evolved Venture. Unfortunately, it soon went downhill and 9th Division lost a lot of members in the upcoming months. Fluctuating between 20 and 30 members, Warshach managed to keep the Division alive in his 2 months as Division Commander, preventing it from being degraded to venture. It wasn't until Aralornx got appointed on July 1st, 2017 that 9th Division would get back above 30 members. In her 2 months as Division Commander, she created an environment for casual and competitive play, and laid the foundation for her successor to build from.
On September 1st, AnimaLibera took over Command from Aralornx and although it fluctuated in numbers a lot, it always survived. Along with her Vice (Cazsius) she managed to bring Ark to an all-time high of 50+ Members in December of 2017, before the holidays hit. Focusing mainly on the Casual aspect of their game, AnimaLibera managed to keep Ark going for 5 months until she switched to the role of Division Vice and eventually switched to help out the Order of the Ludus Magnus on June 1st. Having seen several Commanders since her departure at the end of January, 9th Division wasn't in a good spot. Unable to have the Division split for a long term benefit, most left when the due date came closer. Ultimately being at the brink of destruction, AnimaLibera returned on July 1st and made quick work to restore the Division. While encountering some resistance along the way, she got it back up to 45+ by mid July. Being a target of the mega-tribes and having trouble to settle on Official PvP, it proved to be difficult to attract new members. While at this point Ark itself had been with DI for over 1.5 years, providing a player base for all Ark players within DI, they were still a one trick pony - a single (unstable) Division. On the lookout for a Commander to lead them to glory, the remaining months of 2018 would decide their future.
After being leaderless for 3+ months, and no clear sign of revival, it was decided to downgrade 9th Division and merge its members back with the Community Division. Seeing how they originated as venture from Community Division in November 2016, the remaining members ironically continued to push DI forward and went on supporting various active ventures - though marking an end to ARK's official existence in DI.
Ark: Survival Evolved (or Ark in short) is an open-world multiplayer survival game that officially got released in August 2017. Played from a third- or first-person perspective, players must survive in an open world filled with dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and potentially hostile human players. Due to the ability to build bases and craft firearms, they are able to protect themselves against any hostile enemy.
Since development in late 2014, multiple game modes and expansions have been released as addition to the base game including (but not limited to): Survival of the Fittest, The Center, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok and Aberration. Over the years, 9th Division has been hosting various types of events for their members and set up multiple tournaments:
Survival of the Fittest
In mid-2017, a mini-tournament got hosted by 9th Division and ran by Matrix. For this Survival of the Fittest tournament, an official DI team was formed and a mock tournament got set-up. It was a big step in the right direction for this Division. Although the tournament itself never got run due to lack of interest, everyone got to practice and improve their abilities in the game.
Fight Night is an iconic event in 9th Division's history where every member raises their own dinosaurs and brings them to a gladiator-style event to have an all-out fight.
Thanks to AnimaLibera, LightningHawk and many others, 9th Division achieved the ability to host their own boss fight events so they could reach some of the elusive endgame content. Running theme bi-weekly events, these events encouraged members to build up their armour, breed Rexes, and improve their characters so they could participate in these events.
One on the highlights in 9th Division's history got achieved on Official PvP where they became Alpha on a server. Through a lot of long hours, they eventually achieved the status of being the most powerful tribe on the server. Having some of the best dinosaurs and most well-defended bases. they were able to be considered the alpha. While this didn't last long, the final battle that did wipe was epic in its own right for the Division. Division members took shifts staying online for 3 days defending the base. This battle is one of their best experiences and fondest memory.
|Finvarra||1 Dec. 2016||1 Apr. 2017||Eden|
|Warshach||1 Apr. 2017||1 Jun. 2017|
|Aralornx||1 Jun. 2017||1 Aug. 2017|
|AnimaLibera||1 Sep. 2017||1 Feb. 2018|
|Paddy||1 Feb. 2018||1 Mar. 2018|
|ToxicEnigma||1 Apr. 2018||1 May. 2018|
|AnimaLibera||1 Jul. 2018||1 Aug. 2018|
From time to time Damage Inc. holds Community Competitions to determine which Division is the best. Different factors come in to play each time to determine the winner for the competition. The Honor of being the Best Division grants everyone in that Division a Best Division Medal and the Division itself will go down in history.
List of held Community Competitions:
- Operation Redraw (Apr. 2016)
- Operation New Blood (May. 2016)
- Operation Redraw II (Sep. 2016)
- Operation New Blood II (Dec. 2016)
- Operation Fireworks (Aug. 2017)
- Operation Fireworks II (Dec. 2017)
- Operation Crusher (Mar. 2018)
- Operation Mayhem (Jun. 2018)
- Operation New Blood III (Sep. 2018)
Community Competitions won by 9th Division: