~February 2018 News~
“Rip all my dating ads” – Clones231
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||House Member of the Month||Officer of the Month|
|Vegas (21st Division)||Zezette (House Trident)
TheGamer777 (House Dagger)
Warlordsh (House Javelin)
Venomous3 (House Sabre)
Nobody322 (House Longbow)
|Edge300 (7th Division)|
They have all been awarded their respective Medals (see Awards) for achieving their coveted status.
DI.Events (by Sepheal)
Hello again! We in the Events team have been hard at work in preparation for our first event in March and are truly excited to be sharing this experience with you. However, moving onto the news I expect you want to see, the first event will be a Battlerite tournament!
Battlerite – March 24th/25th
Battlerite is a brilliant starting place, with its action oriented fights, it’s hard to not be excited regardless of if you’re a player or a casual spectator! This will be a 2 day event, with a single elimination battle royale on the first day and a double elimination for the remaining 8 teams on the second day.
Right now we’re in the final stages of preparation before we publish the full rulesheet, signups and details, so look forward to the following days for when the major news post appears!
Our Newest Divisions
22nd Division – Congratulations!
Continuing the growth of Rocket League, and catching up on Overwatch as #1 most played game in DI, the 22nd Division of Damage Inc was founded as a piece of 7th Division. Under the leadership of Edge300, 7th Division successfully managed to split its Division, earning him an Eden Triumph. Well done to everyone in DI-VII and DI-XXII involved in building up the fourth Rocket League Division.
5th Division Triumph – Laurel Wreath
Victory – RLCS
28 February 2018
Victors Virus, Venomous & HypoFinn
What a glorious victory for 5th Division by Virus, Venomous and HypoFinn, spearheading the E-Sports efforts within Rocket League and winning the RLCS bracket. It was challenging and required a very high level of stamina and endurance, however DI prevailed over its enemies and 5th Division has been awarded with the extremely prestigious laurel triumph! They will now be competing in the Winner’s Bracket of the RLRS Play-in. For more information on the tournament go here.
Code Of Ops Updates – Important!
Use of the DI tag steam is mandatory when participating in tournaments/CvC’s.
While we previously made it optional for members to use the DI tag because DI’s reputation might be affected by the toxicity and bad attitude in-game presented by some of DI’s Members, participants of tournaments represent DI and are expected to wear their tag just like their team name.
The XP penalty from reactions has completely been removed.
As we already have a strike system in place for those who spam on our forums and a report function for content that is inappropriate, it has been decided reactions no longer carry an XP penalty. This had unintended abuse with the introduction of the new REP system.
Commanders/Vices have a 48 hour window to acknowledge Initiate Applications.
As we are growing and getting more initiates to sign up, their applications sometimes pile up due to negligence of Division Command – resulting in them leaving or being left there for days. While this is not a new rule and actually should be in the routine of these Officers, it will be more heavily enforced when applications are neglected.
Events must be posted 36 hours in advance (changed from 48 hours in advance)
To allow better planning for events, and still give enough room for everyone to notice them and RSVP to, the time events has to be posted in advance of their occurrence has been reduced by 12 hours.
Tokens must be handed out within 24 hours.
There is only one thing worse than an event where the Hosting Officer does not show up or makes no arrangement for someone else to host in their stead, and that is treason. While this is mostly focused on Team Leaders, all Hosting Officers are required to show up to host their event and hand out Event Tokens within 24 hours to those who attended. While this has already has been a rule previously, it will be more heavily enforced with the Hosting Officer being hold accountable for neglecting their event. If you haven’t received a token for an event that finished over 24 hours ago, feel free to use the report function to make our Activity Managers aware of it.
Events posted under Ludus Magnus (Initiate Events), the Leadership Calendar and Orders Calendars are exempt from having to use a tag.
There has been some confusion as of late for tracking events and the compliance part it carries for some of the respective groups. To prevent any mistakes and make sure every event is still easily recognizable, every event must carry a tag. Even when hosting a social event, open to all of the community, this event will carry the tag of the respective host’s Division. While this was already enforced, events posted under Ludus Magnus (Initiate Events), the Leadership Calendar and Orders Calendars are exempt from having to use a tag.
Negligence strike in Officer duties when team’s failure to RSVP rate is above 30%
From next Morning Tea and onward, Team Leaders will receive a Negligence strike if their respective team’s failure to RSVP rate is above 30%.
Casual Team’s max. size has increased to 25 members and will be required to host 2+ events per week.
Our structure with Teams and Divisions date back to our first days in 2012 and has hardly changed since. We are struggling to fill our officer roles, and we also have officers who are very under-utilized. With this change, it could potentially mean that a Division of 50 members only needs 2 Team Leaders. A very low Officer cost – and most likely a huge savior for many Divisions. Casual Team Leaders in DI are one of the most under-utilized positions we have, this will help a lot and reduce the pain of the officer shortage.
Standardized Community Rewards for Recruiting & Activity
Awards given out for Event Hosting and Reputation gain are now standardized to prevent unfair disadvantage.
Currently there is disparity in awarding for hosting Events and acquiring certain amounts of Reputation per month. In some Divisions you only have to host 3 events and you get a silver commendation, in others you have to host 15 for a bronze (both are extreme but you get the point). To prevent abuse of the system and standardize the awards given out, the following will be adapted:
- Community Citation – Host 5 events in 1 month.
- Commendation Bronze – Host 10 events in 1 month.
- Commendation Silver – Host 20 events in 1 month.
- Community Citation – For getting a reputation of 75 in 1 month.
- Commendation Bronze – For getting a reputation of 125 in 1 month.
- Commendation Silver – For getting a reputation of 175 in 1 month.
What about the global community reputation rankings?
Member of the Month, as displayed at the top of the announcement, is the award given for being first place in the Reputation ranking as Full Member. As Initiate or Officer this doesn’t apply to you, but you will in turn respectively qualify to be in the Top 3 of your Cohort or become Officer of the Month. Furthermore will House Member of the Month be awarded to those being in 2nd place/the best in their House.
Congratulations to the Cohort of February 2018 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 community. Ensure you use this to the glory of DI and always for the best of the community 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 – Dalencon
2nd – deztroy
3rd – LezlieLizard
These 134 members have graduated the February 2018 Cohort, Congratulations:
February has seen the second run of Officer Training since their return by the Imperium Order in the November 2017 Announcement. Providing a month long cohort, similar to how Initiate Cohorts are run with Top 3 graduates, these members have been trained in the various duties that is expected of Officers and passed the final test.
Top 3 members of their Cohort:
1st – Telfer
2nd – ethanator2008
3rd – lutonmad
These 45 members have passed the February 2018 Cohort,
|1.||Telfer||Member||16.||ScarabKing||AM, VP Order||31.||Silicate||Member|
|2.||ethanator2008||AM, VP Order||17.||Solxius||Vice, VP Order||32.||Matrix||AM, VP Order|
|3.||lutonmad||AM, VP Order||18.||Sona||Vice, DI-VII||33.||Bent||Commander, DI-XIV|
|4.||Plok||Vice, DI-XVII||19.||Silkyyy||Member||34.||Physics||Commander, AFU|
|5.||Rufhie||AM, VP Order||20.||KoolDewd123||AM, VP Order||35.||Nibsz||Vice, DI-III|
|6.||Hyakki||Vice, DI-XIV||21.||Mobley||Commander, DI-III||36.||Bentorod||Vice, DI-XVIII|
|7.||Hiredguns||AM, VP Order||22.||Valkyrja||AM, VP Order||37.||ross0188||Vice, DI-XIX|
|8.||Dalencon||Commander, DI-XIX||23.||Chantal||Commander, DI-V||38.||Jirraph||AM, VP Order|
|9.||Arixia||IM – LM Order||24.||Innari||Commander, DI-XVI||39.||Insomnia||Vice, DI-I|
|10.||CyberpunkPie||AM, VP Order||25.||PanCakz||Commander, DI-IV||40.||Sharpz||Vice, DI-V|
|11.||Onyx215||AM, VP Order||26.||Egotistical||Commander, DI-XVIII||41.||Nazo||Vice, DI-XXI|
|12.||Sif00||Team Leader, DI-XXI||27.||Giannirulz27||Vice, DI-X||42.||BackRowPolitics||Commander, DI-VI|
|13.||LightningHawk||GK – LM Order||28.||Interferal||Team Leader, VP Order||43.||Kazzumma||Vice, DI-XII|
|14.||MrSfke||Commander, DI-XII||29.||Stany1||AM, VP Order||44.||Clones231||Vice, DI-CI|
|15.||PsmasterDaryan||Team Leader, DI-CI||30.||iFSnacker||Team Leader, DI-I||45.||Ballistic||Commander, DI-X|
Thanks to these awesome people are one step closer to achieving our 2018 Goals – so shoutout to all the members below for taking the leap of faith and backing DI!
Currently our longest subscriber is: All remaining December 2017 Subscribers.
These 31 new members have subscribed during the month of February, and in turn, supported the running of this community. Thank you!
|DI.Gold (10)||DI.Red (4)||Twitch (17)|
Merf on appointment as General House General – Sabre
A decorated and successful Commander and House General, Merf, who previously led House Trident, has graciously accepted the post of House General of House Sabre, and brings with her years of experience and leadership. House Sabre is in good hands now and we all look forward to see it grow and reach new heights.
Gammaray on appointment as General House General – Trident
A veteran Commander from the Civilization 6 days, Gammaray has demonstrated his prowess and leadership by leading the DI team to victory in the first ever Team Liquid eSports tournament in Civ 6 and securing a triumph in the process. He has now accepted the post of House General of House Trident and we look forward to the future achievements that will come by.
13thShade on appointment as General House General – Dagger
The brainchild behind the new Imperium Officer Training Program and successful Commander of 10th Division, 13thShade has graciously accepted the post of House General of House Dagger and will no doubt continue his legacy of building it to be one of the greatest Houses in DI once more.
PanCakz on appointment as Commander of 4th Division
BackRowPolitics on appointment as Commander of 6th Division
Dalencon on appointment as Commander of 19th Division
DizzGames on appointment as Commander of 22nd Division
DrPhilandChill on appointment as Commander Order Commander of Order of Imperium
Nibsz on appointment as Vice of 3rd Division
Fenyks on appointment as Vice of 4th Division
Karraa on appointment as Vice of 16th Division
Ros0188 on appointment as Vice of 19th Division
Excanator on appointment as Vice of 22nd Division
Keegan on appointment as Vice Officer Instructor of Order of Imperium
ArMor007 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 1st Division
Stifler on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 2nd Division
imtheboss on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 2nd Division
Algae on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division
THUND3R on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 3rd Division
Jamesem23 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
Destro on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
DeathSaint on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
NuggeT on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
Tecardo on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 7th Division
Andromeda on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 7th Division
Terrorblade on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 8th Division
Agbholygrail on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division
bigdog1516 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division
Chatmay on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division
Caroxia on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 11th Division
BloodwoodGBL on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
FaithOfHeaven on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
SolDrachorus on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
IlyaJesus on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 13th Division
Cocoballs on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 13th Division
Papastache on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 14th Division
deztroy on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 14th Division
Leno on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 14th Division
Tarek on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 15th Division
Dauntlessiv on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 16th Division
Hurgurk on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 18th Division
Hax0r on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 19th Division
Wholesome on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 20th Division
Salamander on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 20th Division
Asteroid on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 21st Division
Poiterer on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 22nd Division
Pangarn on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 22nd Division
JonnyBnator on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division
StripTheFlesh on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of Order of the Vetus Praesidio
LukE425 on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of Order of the Vetus Praesidio
Bobbafett on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of Order of the Vetus Praesidio
Buggeh on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of Order of the Vetus Praesidio
KindSean on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of Order of the Vetus Praesidio
Akitake on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of Order of the Vetus Praesidio
Focus1 on appointment as Captain Activity Manager of Order of the Vetus Praesidio
Razzah on appointment as Captain Gate Keeper of Order of Ludus Magnus
TinyMario on appointment as Captain Gate Keeper of Order of Ludus Magnus
Luna on appointment as Captain Gate Keeper of Order of Ludus Magnus
Devin on appointment as Captain Initiate Manager of Order of Ludus Magnus
trollflux on appointment as Captain Initiate Manager of Order of Ludus Magnus
GrumpySarge on appointment as Captain Mentor Manager of Order of Ludus Magnus
Mentors are senior members of the community who play a crucial role in the development and integration of initiates and newer members.
♥MrDoucheBag, for their service to DI, and mentoring the new members of Damage Inc.
♥StuiterbalNL, for their service to DI, and mentoring the new members of Damage Inc.
♥Seyyo, for their service to DI, and mentoring the new members of Damage Inc.
♥Masoon, for their service to DI, and mentoring the new members of Damage Inc.
♥Sol, for their service to DI, and mentoring the new members of Damage Inc.
♥Kitty, for their service to DI, and mentoring the new members of Damage Inc.
♥ImPvPinq, for their service to DI, and mentoring the new members of Damage Inc.
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. Veterans are the die-hard core of the community that have proven their loyalty and skill time and time again.
+Strongandbald, for legendary service to DI, and being the epitome of what DI stands for.
+Telfer, for legendary service to DI, and being the epitome of what DI stands for.
+Snek, for legendary service to DI, and being the epitome of what DI stands for.
+Enigma, for legendary service to DI, and being the epitome of what DI stands for.
Glory & Triumphs
Glory and triumphs 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.
Edge300 ~ Eden
Awarded to those who led the growth of a new Division in Damage Inc.
Virus ~ Victor
Awarded to those who won a Laurel Triumph for their Division through a Major Tournament Win.
Venomous ~ Victor
Awarded to those who won a Laurel Triumph for their Division through a Major Tournament Win.
HypoFinn ~ Victor
Awarded to those who won a Laurel Triumph for their Division through a Major Tournament Win.
Officer Achievements are critical in recognizing the members of the community who have worked very hard in helping their teams, divisions, houses and overall the community. 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.
13thShade ~ Commander’s Signet
Awarded to those who Commanded a Division/ Order for 6+ Months
Members are the core of our Community – without them we wouldn’t exist. Member Achievements are therefore critical in recognizing the members of the community who have taken that extra step or reached a certain goal.
Elixir of Life
Enigma ~ Black Cross (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Black Cross for legendary leadership and commitment to DI over the past 8 months. Through Enigma’s efforts to branding DI has been able to secure its first professionally made trailer movie which is one of the most watched videos on our YouTube channel. Enigma’s contribution to the branding team has been priceless, and especially made a large impact on DI.Events with his creation of the animated graphics and banners to ensure our first event is a success. It did not stop there however. On top of these efforts, Enigma took command of 5th Division when it was the only Rocket League Division in DI and on its deathbed due to neglect, and rebuilt it from the ground up to be one of the best in DI. He then achieved a double Eden triumph by leading it to split twice which led the Rocket League community within DI on its greatest growth run ever to become the number one game in DI. The successes continue to roll in and he then topped it off with a Super Division triumph making 5th Division the pinnacle of what a great division should be like. This monumental amount of achievement in such a short period of time gives testament to one of the greatest leaders this community has ever seen and inspiration to many who have watched in awe as you pulled it all off. Certainly well deserved, congratulations.
Dalencon ~ Commendation – Gold (By OverwatchTho)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for his extraordinary community contribution and initiative due to his efforts to rebuild DI-XIX into the Division it is today. After it’s own Commander had committed treason and DI-XIX was hanging on a knife’s edge, Dalencon only took that as motivation to restore its once greatness. Within just two months, he was able to rebuild his entire officer staff, reboot team practices, fix and enforce TeamSpeak activity, and was able to carry the Division in recruitment from the mid-20’s to Super Division within the matter of weeks. Many Initiate Commanders do not pan out that well, but Dalencon has gone beyond the call of duty to ensure both myself, his Division members, and Damage Inc as a whole that DI-XIX will be one of the most successful Divisions under his Command. You’ve done amazing so far, Dalencon, and I cannot wait to be working with you in the future!
Raptor ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for his extraordinary community contribution and initiative he has displayed by helping to build and maintain the Rust community within DI, his help with 16th initially and then later on saving 1st Division. He has been a pivotal role in the game’s growth in DI over the last 5 months.
Sona ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for his extraordinary community contribution and initiative as a Vice. You already did a great job back in 2017, but after taking on the Vice position in DI-VII you helped a lot in rebuilding the Division. After Edge300 took over the Commander’s position, you taught him everything about how to be a Commander. You kept pushing him and your Division so it could split after only 3 months of rebuilding. Without you, a split would not have become an option! You did way more then what the community expects from a Vice! Keep up your great work!
Edge300 ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for his extraordinary community contribution and initiative by going beyond and above your primary objectives to reach your bonus goal. You split 7th Division, and so become the founder of 22nd Division, and managed to get both Divisions back above 40+ Members. Well done!
EtherealVerdict ~ Commendation – Silver (By 13thShade)
Awarded Commendation – Silver for his outstanding community contribution and initiative due to his efforts carrying the weight of 8th Division on his back. With little to no help, a short Officer staff and declining numbers, he stepped in to recruit those he could and innkeep like very few other Vices have, improving activity and overall compliance in a short span. This is the first of what I hope are many awards for you, Ethereal. Other Vices take note, Ethereal is the example to follow.
Ragetonaka ~ Commendation – Silver (By OverwatchTho)
Awarded Commendation – Silver for his outstanding community contribution and initiative with your service as Vice of 19th Division. After the revolt from the former Commander, you made the choice to stay as Vice and help save and rebuild DI-XIX in it’s darkest hour. Teaming up with the new Commander, Dalencon, you both were able to successfully rise DI-XIX up and achieve Super Division status within weeks of being in the mid-20s and verging death. Although it is unfortunate to see you step away, I’m happy that you stuck around and were able to get a good faith officer ban for your service. Thank you for everything man, and I am looking forward to you potentially rejoining the officer ranks in the future!
Karraa ~ Commendation– Bronze (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Bronze for his excellent community contribution and initiative by recruiting 10 x Initiates into DI-XVI, well done!
Onyx215 ~ Commendation– Bronze (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Bronze for his excellent community contribution and initiative by stepping up in your Commander’s absence and reaching your monthly Division objective bonus goal by successfully creating a Competitive Team! Keep up the good work!
Bent ~ Commendation– Bronze (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Bronze for his excellent community contribution and initiative for reaching your monthly Division objective bonus goal. You did a great job on recruiting and pushed your Division to over 50+ members! Great Job!