~February 2017 News~
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
– AlwaysSlayin (10th Division)
Division Members of the Month
– TeaWithLucas (1st Division)
– LadyCynthiaJ (2nd Division)
– Spluss (4th Division)
– iFatality (6th Division)
– Jam (8th Division)
– k3y0z (9th Division)
– MarvelMadMan (Community Division)
Officer of the Month
– Zezette (Community Division)
They have all been awarded their respective Medals (see Awards) for achieving their coveted status.
Winter Awards – 2017
Congratulations for the following members for winning a Winter Award, for their efforts they get a Signature Bar and an Honor Star.
3rd Division Downgraded
It’s with great sadness that I announce 3rd Division has been put back to venture. They were unable to maintain the minimum requirements of compliance to remain a Division and therefore lost their status and have been merged into Community Division.
Thanks to everyone who put a lot of effort into 3rd Division, its sad to see it go, and this is our second Division failure this year and hopefully the last. Just remember how important it is to recruit and keep your Divisions compliant, help each other and help your officers to bring new people in. It’s not easy but, it’s such an important part of what we do here to keep the enjoyment levels high for everyone.
On a good note, we are consistently seeking new Venture Leaders who are up for the incredible challenge (and rewarding experience) of building a Venture into a Division. If this sounds like something you may like, speak to Zxcaven.
Probation for Non-Committed Members
Commanders are now authorized to place members within their Division on Probation if they meet the following conditions:
- The Member has not attended an Official Event for 30 Days, AND/OR
- The Member has failed to make a post in 7 Days
This is due to some teams being greatly affected by members who are “there” but are not. Damage Inc. It is important to note that not posting within a 7 day period or attending an event in 30 days will NOT automatically see you getting placed on probation. It is the Commander’s discretion and based on a VARIETY of factors such as a members attitude, historic performance, whether RL has a part to play etc and it acts as the minimum “checks and balances” that must be satisfied for a member to be placed on probation due to non-commitment reasons.
Getting off probation requires high levels of event attendance and forum activity, which is seen as a better “half-way” step to try and help a member rather than just removing them from DI.
Casual Team Baseline Activity
All our Competitive teams are currently required to participate in 3+ Training Events per week and 1 CVC per month in accordance with Unit Compliance, however Casual Teams are not quite aligned to our 2017 Goals of activity yet, therefore a Baseline Activity standard has been discussed with Commanders and introduced across the clan.
This will serve as the “bare minimum” activity that must be satisfied by members of a Casual Team in any division.
The Baseline Activity standard is at least 1 x Official Event Attended per month by every single person in the clan (but primarily Casual Teams since Comp are doing 3+ a week).
It is very deliberately low, because it is the baseline. Team Leaders and Commanders can decree higher amounts of “baseline” activity (that includes other aspects such as posting) within their Teams/Divisions based on their own respective needs.
Probation due to Strikes changes
Changes regarding probation strikes, full members only.
- Strike points increased to 6 (from 5)
- Strikes increased to 5 (from 3)
- 6 Strikes results in being blacklisted
This should give people more breathing room, from our past circumstances of being placed on probation once you are on 3 strikes. It is now 5 which means you REALLY have to mess up to end up on Probation due to Strikes. People landing on probation due to 5 strike points will be given very strict and long Probation Terms.
Its important to note that being placed on Probation due to Activity is treated completely separately (and different) because it is treated as a safety catch for those who may lose internet, something happened in RL etc. It should be viewed as a privilege for full members (as initiates just get removed no questions asked).
Media Team (By Tuesday)
The media team is proud to announce two new DI focused content programs. One Being the “DI Media round table”, the other being the “The DI monthly round up”. With a channel trailer, multiple streams and videos currently in the works keep your eyes peeled! If you want to be part of all this Content you can! With DI’s “Content Creation Program”. If you’re interested Please contact Tuesday or any other associated media team members.
Congratulations to the Cohort of February 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 – claduva
2nd – Telfer
3rd – Paris
These members have graduated the February 2017 Cohort, Congratulations:
Gammaray on appointment as Commander of 7th Division
VadaShiloh on appointment as Vice of 6th Division
DASGUTENBRAT on appointment as Vice of 7th Division
WolfGunBlade on appointment as Vice of 9th Division
Selphius on appointment as Vice of 12th Division
Wish on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
Pako on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
Duncan on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 2nd Division
Edge300 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
CraftingEdge on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
Paris on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
smallgeorg3 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
Snybios on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division
KroII on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 7th Division
THETINMAN on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 8th Division
MissGun on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division
Theopheno on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 10th Division
TrachinusDraco on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
OverwatchThou on appointment as Captain Venture Leader of Community Division
Nobundo on appointment as Captain Venture Leader of Community Division
Shinji on appointment as Captain Venture Leader of Community Division
AlinaStarkova on appointment as Marshal Initiate Manager of DI HQ
Szadus on promotion to Marshal Activity Manager of DI HQ
CindersKnight on appointment as Lieutenant Initiate Manager of DI HQ
pitmvp on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 1st Division
TronManForever on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 1st Division
HappyHellman on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 4th Division
Hannibal on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 4th Division
Nessy on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 5th Division
Mechanoid2k on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 8th Division
Bryan on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 8th Division
BlazeInfernape on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 10th Division
Cloa on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of Community Division
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.
+Jam, for phenomenal service, loyalty and activity to DI.
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.
+Zeikasor, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Xtream, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+PsmasterDaryan, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Roflosaurus, for exceptional service, loyalty and activity to 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.
+AlwaysSlayin, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+DesperadoZod, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+DDD, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+ddx, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Mrepic513, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Paragon, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Rewerb, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Roxas, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+virid, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
This is the prime rank that a membe
r 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 Companion’s Shield to:
+TooSlick, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+K3y0z, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+MordecaiLloyd, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+rskde, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
Nom ~ Black Cross (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Black Cross for legendary commitment to Damage Inc since her appointment as the Chief Justice of Damage Inc in July 2016. Nom has had an outstanding tenure in HQ having served in various posts from Activity Manager in 2014 to Justice and eventually Chief Justice in 2016. Her cool, calm and collected approach combined with her legendary ability to remain unbiased (having overturned even several of my strikes) has seen the Justice Committee grow from a loose group of members in 2016 to the solid and strong function of HQ that it is today. Under her watch, the Justice Committee gets several cases every single day, of which many can be extremely complicated and emotional for all parties involved. Being able to balance the needs of the clan with procedural fairness to the member means that each case requires several hours of investment by her and her team to give it the attention that it deserves. She has with grace, shouldered this often thankless job that requires very strong emotional intelligence to deal with the swarm of angry PM’s when cases dont go in a particular party’s favour or when non-justice members and officers attempt to interfere and sway the outcome one way or another.
Telfer ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for showing outstanding initiative in reverse-engineering a Pokémon Showdown Server as well as coding extra features well beyond the original version. This server will be a fantastic resource for the Division by assisting us with our ability to run various tiered tournaments as needed as well as create custom tiers that will allow us to diversify ourselves from other groups.
Snek ~ Commendation – Gold (By Nom)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for exceptional commitment, professionalism and integrity through acting as a Justice for DI. For always going above and beyond to ensure that honour and integrity are maintained in DI and for always handling even the most difficult situations with the utmost grace and veracity. For your consistent and continued work to ensure Justice runs smoothly and always going above and beyond for every case. Your dedication and professionalism are an asset not only to the justice team but to DI. Your consistent support and guidance that you provide to members during the justice process. Thank you for all of your help, support and continued work.
INV404 ~ Commendation – Gold (By Nom)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for exceptional commitment, professionalism and integrity through acting as a Justice for DI. For always going above and beyond to ensure that honour and integrity are maintained in DI and for always handling even the most difficult situations with the utmost grace and veracity. For your consistent professionalism and support not only to the justice members but the members of DI. Your dedication, support and commitment to ensuring fairness to our members and your continuous effort to maintain the values of DI are amazing. Thank you for all your help, support and continued work.
Atomiccow ~ Commendation – Silver (By AFDragon)
Awarded Commendation – Silver for excellent community contribution and initiative. For his excellent performance of his duties while leading the Activity Management team. From day one since he was appointed, Atomic put in countless hours of dedication and hard work.
CindersKnight ~ Commendation – Silver (By AFDragon)
Awarded Commendation – Silver for excellent community contribution and initiative. For consistently going above and beyond from day 1 you were appointed as an Initiate Manager. Every task that you were given you have taken with positivity and you have always ensured that your initiates receive the best guidance. You have already become a valuable part of HQ.
Szadus ~ Commendation – Silver (By AFDragon)
Awarded Commendation – Silver for excellent community contribution and initiative. Szadus has gone above and beyond of what was required of him during his whole time as an Activity Manager. He has proved that he has the ability and ambition to become an important part of DI.
Warfororks ~ Commendation – Silver (By AFDragon)
Awarded Commendation – Silver for excellent community contribution and initiative. For his excellent commitment and dedication to HQ. Warfororks always came up with brilliant ideas to improve Gate Keeping and Initiate Management. Keep up the amazing work!
AlinaStarkova ~ Commendation – Bronze (By AFDragon)
Awarded Commendation – Bronze for great community contribution. For always staying on top of every task and seeking for ultimate efficiency in and outside her department. Alina has totally earned her place as an HQ officer and I expect great things from her.
Moe ~ Commendation – Bronze (By AFDragon)
Awarded Commendation – Bronze for great community contribution. For great performance of her duties as an Initiate Manager. Moe has spent countless hours, late in the night, ensuring that every task she was responsible of was successfully fulfilled.
Saniagh ~ Commendation – Bronze (By AFDragon)
Awarded Commendation – Bronze for great community contribution. For his ability to learn quickly and get the job done efficiently. You have always been on top of every task you were given and fulfilled the task ensuring that every little detail is covered. Great work!
TheGamer777 ~ Commendation – Bronze (By AFDragon)
Awarded Commendation – Bronze for great community contribution. For his dedication and hard work in HQ. His great activity is one of the few qualities that make Gamer a great addition to the HQ officer team.
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.
LightningHawk ~ Viking’s Crest
Awarded to Officers who have spent 6 plus months as a Division Vice.