~January 2017 News~
Me0wth: “I love being a commander. The fact that I get woken up to a message telling me to update the profiles at 2:30 in the morning lol”
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
– Mal (4th Division)
Division Members of the Month
– Alionnor (2nd Division)
– Tyree (7th Division)
– MagnetManEX (12th Division)
Officer of the Month
– TheGamer777 (8th Division)
They have all been awarded their respective Medals (see Awards) for achieving their coveted status.
Elder Vote – First Round 2017
We held our first round of 2017 Elder voting by Full Members at the start of the month, and I am pleased to say that the following members have been bestowed the honorable Elder status making them permanently immune to having to do Initiation again (on the condition of good conduct). Congratulations to:
Atlas Reactor Venture Success!
Congratulations to 12th Division!
Atlas Reactor is a turn-based PVP game and Commander Ender made the right move. Together with Hellspawn they created a Division out from nothing. Week so hard work, blood, sweat and tears (and beers) the venture worked hard to recruit and grow and have turned out to be an outstanding avenue for spreading the word on Atlas Reactor within DI. Well done to everyone involved in building and organizing the 12th Division. Many big things are expected and everyone continues to look on in anticipation
Auto Master Division Registry
After much agaonizing by Addulous and TeaWithLucas we finally have an automated MDR:
This requires everyone’s profiles to be correct, and then it removes the manual work that the MDR used to cause. The MDR will also be updated tomorrow to turn it into columns, like the old MDR was so there is a lot less scrolling.
This now means that Vice’s traditional responsibility has significantly been diminished….which leads to my next point:
Legions & Restructure
You may have noticed our restructure on the forums, but if you have not had a chance yet go have a look here.
The Key changes to note:
- Damage Inc now has 4 spans of Command, whilst still keeping an open line between Commanders and the Leaders.
- Warlord no longer exists, instead most of the traditional warlord responsibilities have been assigned to the Vices. (No officer bans will be imposed)
- Simplification of duties to no more than 3 dot points per position
- Team Leaders have significantly more freedom, and are required to recruit, hold events and lead their teams to meet compliance (and therefore have more independence).
- Role of Commanders is more supportive/mentoring focused towards TLs being self-sufficient (similar to the relationship between Leader and Commander)
- Commandants fulfill 2 key roles: Maintaining competency from the Team Leaders and Officer Training for their Legions.
- Our focus will be heavily into events/tournaments with a dedicated Tournament Chair presiding over our Tournament Committee (of which every Vice is a member of the committee, irrespective of whether their Division is competitive or not).
- LESS RED TAPE / SIMPLIFICATION AND AUTOMATION OF THE CLAN PROCESSES
Officer Training is off-line for February, as changes continue to roll out to update our testing format with the new changes.
Officer Ban Increases & Decreases
To continue tweaking our Officer Ban system to better serve Damage Inc, the following changes have been made:
If you step down (and your division, team or appointment is in good standing and served in your position for at least 3+ months)
A mandatory officer ban of 2 month will apply (changed from 2 months) – NO CHANGE
If are removed in good faith a subsequent time
A mandatory officer ban of 2 months will apply – NO CHANGE
In bad faith:
If you step down (and your division, team or appointment is in bad standing and/or served in your position for less than 3 months)
A mandatory officer ban of 6 months will apply – CHANGED TO 6 MONTHS
If you are demoted (for any reason INCLUDING being placed on Probation)
A mandatory officer ban of 6 months will apply – CHANGED TO 6 MONTHS
If are removed in bad faith a subsequent time
A mandatory officer ban of 12 months will apply each time – CHANGED TO 12 MONTHS
Congratulations to the Cohort of January 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 – THETINMAN
2nd – Moe
3rd – Mehseenbetter
These members have graduated the January 2017 Cohort, Congratulations:
AFDragon on appointment as Director Head Administrator of DI HQ
AFDragon’s loyalty to this clan has been unquestioned. To this date he has been one of the best officers the clan has seen and has always been very meticulous with the finer details, which naturally made him a prime candidate to take over DI’s HQ Admin operations. I have no doubt that with him at the helm we will continue our progress to greatness as an outstanding multi gaming organization, well done Dragon.
Merf on appointment as Director Legion Commander of Legion – Trident
Merf has served as a Commander since June 2016 and since then has gone on to make several great achievements in both 3rd Division and Community Division. She is an inspirational leader that is able to keep on top of the small things but at the same time gave her officers enough freedom and responsibility to run their own areas. I have no doubt that as we go move forward throughout the year to see great things come from her Legion.
Sairane on appointment as General Commandant of Legion – Dagger
Nota appointed on appointment as General Commandant of Legion – Trident
iEcho on appointment as Commander of 6th Division
AlphaEvolution on appointment as Commander of 8th Division
Ender on appointment as Commander of 12th Division
Zxcaven on appointment as Commander of Community Division
INC on appointment as Vice of 4th Division
TheRandomSona on appointment as Vice of 5th Division
Gammary on appointment as Vice of 7th Division
AzusaListen on appointment as Vice of Community Division
Atomiccow on appointment as Vice Activity Manager of DI HQ
Warfororks on appointment as Marshal Gate Keeper of DI HQ
plauualp on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
WizardCat on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 4th Division
Drippin on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 5th Division
iFatality on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 6th Division
Tru3 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 8th Division
Worstnightmare on appointment as Team Leader of 9th Division
Cloud on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division
SpicyMemenaise on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 9th Division
ImUrX on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 10th Division
HungryKarnage on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
CMobile96 on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
Osmium on appointment as Captain Team Leader of 12th Division
Zezette on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division
Valkyrie on appointment as Captain Team Leader of Community Division
THETINMAN on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of 8th Division
Tuesday on appointment as Lieutenant 2IC of Community Division
Saniagh on appointment as Lieutenant Activity Manager of DI HQ
Moe on appointment as Lieutenant Initiate Manager of DI HQ
Skywave on appointment as Lieutenant Gate Keeper of DI HQ
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.
+Cloa, 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.
+Boxy, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+AustinNTK, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+SmokeyTheBear, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Krill, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Fireplay, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+Xtream, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
+PsmasterDaryan, for dedicated service, loyalty and activity to DI.
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 Companion’s Shield to:
+ScarabKing, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+AlwaysSlayin, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+edge300, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+jojopheonix, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
+Luteus, for outstanding service to DI, well above what is expected from any regular member.
PsmasterDaryan ~ Commendation – Gold (By Merf)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for outstanding performance as the Warlord of Community Division. His dedication and tenacity for his position consistently exceeds expectations. Thank you for your service to DI-Community, PsmasterDaryan. Well done.
TeaWithLucas ~ Commendation – Gold (By Addulous)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for showing outstanding community contribution and initiative by assisting in writing a custom, yet repeatable, foundation for streamline solutions through the DI website. This initial infrastructure will have immediate impacts and help in delivering an automated MDR. His wealth of knowledge assisted in the beginning of a new era that will result in the efficiency gain of manual tasks.
Addulous ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for outstanding leadership, insight and drive towards changing Damage Inc to be more efficient, automated and independent. This leadership is strongly reflected within 1st Division has significantly increased morale and growth potential. Well done.
Specctre ~ Commendation – Gold (By GreatJackal)
Awarded Commendation – Gold for outstanding performance as Chief Aide-de-Camp to the Leader. You have consistently helped me manage the wave of administration that comes across my radar and I deeply appreciate it. I dont think I could go back to the way things were before you came in. Exceptional attention to detail, compassion and initiative to seek out problems and fix them before being asked. Well done.
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.
Xtream ~ Tome of Wisdom
Awarded to Officers who have spent 6 plus months in HQ
PsmasterDaryan ~ Viking’s Crest
Awarded to Officers who have spent 6 plus months as Warlord
Merf ~ Commander’s Coat of Arms
Awarded to Officers who have spent 6 plus months as Commander