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  • Congratulations to our R6 Team for making it into IEG! Their first match is on Friday, go support them!
  • We're taking the community in a whole new direction. Go join a Division, make a team with some friends and participate/compete within your Division for prizes!
  • Most of our servers will be going down, all except our Surf server thanks to the hard work Shark has put into it!

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  1. 3 points
    With game servers becoming more irrelevant, we’ve decided to take initiative and start a new chapter for the community by opening Divisions! Now, there’s been a lot of confusion as to what Divisions really are, so hopefully this’ll answer some of your questions. Introduction to Divisions Our goal with Divisions is simple! To create a competitive environment for new and old members to compete against each other in their favorite games to win monthly prizes. Allied-Gaming is a multi-game community, so we’re setting up a Division for every game that we play, and that number will grow as we grow. Right now, we’re in the process of setting up these Divisions, so bear with us as we create one for every game we play. Each Division will have its own sub-forum, Calendar and more (Directors will be able to customize the look and feel of their Division). Members will be able to see the activity of other Divisions, create topics and make posts in any Division, but you’ll only be able to join ONE Division. Why only one? We’re implementing this restriction as we’ll be having a rank system that’ll award members but won’t work if they’re hopping around between Divisions. As middle ground, members will have the chance to change Divisions during the first 3 days of every month. Division Hierarchy Directors As a Director, your primary responsibility is to create events for the teams inside your Division. So, if you’re the Director of CSGO, some good event suggestions would be scrims between teams, 1v1 ladder tournaments, Surf n’ Chill evenings, etc. While we are shutting down our servers, we can rent a server if needed for an event (provided we’re given a timetable for the event). One requirement to be the Director is to schedule at least one event a week, to create and maintain a competitive environment in your Division. Directors may also add additional rules to fit their Division’s needs, provided they stay in line with community guidelines, but require approval by a Community Council member first. Should a Director step down from their position, a Manager can petition to be the next Director by contacting the Community Council. Managers As a Manager, you’ll moderate your Division’s forum. This isn’t the same as being a Global Moderator, who can moderate the entire forums. Managers will make sure Division members uphold the rules set by the Director for their Division. On top of your moderation responsibilities, you’ll help the Director coordinate and oversee events to make sure they go smoothly. Managers must oversee 2 events or more per month. This does not count towards your total if you are a Team Leader. Directors will have control over who their Managers are in their Division. There is no limit to how many Managers they can be. Team Leaders In every Division we want there to be many teams. Team Leaders are the one’s in charge of their team and will register their team with a Director or Manager for events. In addition, team leaders must make sure their team is on time to events and are active in the community. Each team leader must register their team for at least 2 events per month. Mentors This is a voluntary role within each Division. The job of the mentor is to welcome new members into their Division, introduce them to others and help them find a team. Those who prove themselves as good mentors throughout the month can receive benefits set by their Director. Players Everyone else that joins a Division and isn’t one of the above is just a player. Players must be active to help their team beat other teams in the Division, and their Division to beat other teams in the community. Players are expected to participate in at least 2 events per month. Note - If you’re a Director or a Manager, you must not allow your position in your Division affect gameplay, especially if you’re participating in an event. Rank System As we continue to improve our Division system we’ll add in a better ranking system. This rank system will track members in every Division for their activity. At the end of every month, we’ll be giving prizes out to the top Divisions based on a number of criteria: Forum Activity – New topics, posts, reputation Referrals – Bringing new people into the community, bonus if they join your Division Teamspeak/Discord VC – Online presence on both of our communication platforms Events - Event Participation Number of Events to Player Attendance Ratio Depending on the type of game the Division is representing, prize distribution will vary. The Director will decide whether prizes are distributed amongst the top players or top teams in the Division. As our community grows and we see higher activity levels, we’ll up the ante on the total prize pool and the type of prizes we give out. -- Right now, we’re just starting Divisions. As time goes on we will adjust the structure and create rules to help keep things organized and establish a competitive environment. The Community Council will continue to adjust the system until things are right, and we’ll make sure you know about any changes.
  2. 3 points
    It comes with great regret and shame that we are announcing the retirement of all AG game servers. Over the next few weeks we will be working on saving backups for each of the servers and removing them from the box one by one. The "Surf" server will be the only server remaining online during this process. It has been apparent in the last few years that hosting successful community game servers isn't as easy as it once was. The scene has changed a lot since we started hosting servers and unfortunately it just isn't viable for AG to continue running game servers. This isn't to say this is the end of AG, nor does it mean we can't have servers again in the future, we just need to collect ourselves and try something new. We are currently looking to try out a new path for AG, and we need everyone's help to make sure we do it right. We will be getting rid of our current dedicated box after the, servers, files, and databases have been backed up and saved. Once we have removed the box we may get a virtual server later on, to put the "Surf" server back online to continue to allow players to have a server to play on. Removing the box/servers unfortunately is a necessary decision we must make in order to to make sure we can keep AG going for as long as possible. With the removal of all of the game servers and the box we will also be making a big change to the way staff work in Allied-Gaming. We are no longer having individual server staff between forums/ts3/discord and the servers. We will now just be having 2 global staff ranks: Administrator and Moderator. This means that there is going to be a full staff wipe. This includes all: Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, Overseers, Event Managers, Server Managers, Head Admin, CSGO Admins/Mods, Gmod Admins/Mods, Teamspeak Staff, and Discord Staff. Members will now be able to apply to become an allied-gaming moderator which has global staff access among all AG related services(TS3/Discord/Future Servers). These staff changes/wipes will happen gradually as we remove each server one by one from the box. Going forward we have a few ideas in mind. Our first step is going to be focusing a lot more on Discord and creating a "Division System". With this system players activity will be monitored throughout the community: Discord, Forums, Teamspeak, game servers, etc. When users are active throughout the community they will generate points which will be shown through monthly/total leader boards. Members will also be able to join Divisions/Teams which will pool members points to form a Division leader board. Divisions will also be able to compete against other divisions by battling it out via a game(LoL,RL,PubG,GMOD,CSGO,ETC) to win additional leader board points as well as other prizes! We want to do this right so we are going to have a dev build us a plugin that tracks all this on forums. Throughout the history of AG in the times that we were at our peaks there was usually a lot of cliques and beef between them, while we dont want to endorse drama we do feel like this new system would capitalize on that and create healthy banter/shittalk between divisions. With this new system AG wont be limited to just CSGO or GMOD anymore because we no longer focus on running/managing our own servers and instead focus on providing a fun and enjoyable space for members to play any type of game they chose. Members will be able to form their own divisions that focus around the types of games they like to play. So if you prefer Pubg to CSGO join our PubG division and compete today. If you prefer LoL or Dota 2 we have Divisions for that too. Any game type, big or small, we can find someone to play with you. We understand this is a large change that will require trial and error to get right, which is why we want your feedback. Do you like this new path we're taking or do you think we should try out something else? This thread is for us to discuss the future of the community so feel free to express everything you feel about the community and how you think we can change things around.
  3. 3 points
    team Calamity here we go
  4. 2 points
    +1, sounds like a great idea to get some new members into the community. we could also have a tournament thats 5 v 5 on summoners rift using builds from https://ultimate-bravery.net/.
  5. 2 points
    Is this to say that once the remaining servers are taken offline that the surf server is to follow. I was under the assumption that Surf was going to remain there regardless due to the work put into the server as of recently and the growing populace it has been getting. I was also told that surf wouldn't be going down but would only be downgraded to a Virtual Server. With a downgrade the server should not be down for very long. Or if I'm wrong here is that to say that the surf server regardless will be taken down but last and if that be the case what kind of down time are we talking about for the server If the surf server is going down for good since there is no definitive answer as stated in the quoted statement above then what was the point in putting all the work into the server and the work that Headline has also provided in helping me straighten out the server. I am very much hoping that what I was told was correct and the surf server will not be going down!
  6. 2 points
    Only big question I have is how will all members be compensated for the donations they made for individuals server perks? Now with all the servers closed down how will we continue to bring in new members with already the decreasing the number of people? I hope everything goes well
  7. 1 point
    Well server is fixed now. Was a much simpler fix than I though it was gonna be to find the issue. But all is well again for surf. We are back up and running. Thank You Digidy for your help resolving this issue!
  8. 1 point
    When logged into forums, clicking the Home button should redirect you to the main forums page. Cause honestly, who's gonna be clicking the home button to see all the info graphics and misc stuff on the home page.
  9. 1 point
    I cant seem to edit my post, so im going to add this in as well: Add divisions on the forum board in addition the the Divisions tab
  10. 1 point
    Okay so everything has been cleared up. Surf is not going anywhere. I apologize for the confusion of my post. I read the post and certain wording had me worried but all is well. Surf will continue and we are still looking for more staff for the server if anyone is interested in applying and being active.
  11. 1 point
    I was told that surf was staying
  12. 1 point
    I sure hope surf doesn't get taken down. You've worked insanely hard on the server to have it where it is today. It would honestly be a big fuck you from the owners if they shut it down for good.
  13. 1 point
    I wanna know what you would have said if it was asian.
  14. 1 point
    I agree mang i need my gibs. I paid like 20 dolla from ebt for my name to be pink mans better not scam me chu no wut i sayin homie? Like mang ay maybe de cant afford server costs but dey better compensate me for my donation like sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit
  15. 1 point
    now this is truly epic also refund my gibs TriHard 7
  16. 1 point
    I'll say this and leave it at a neutral. I wouldnt mind you being staff youd probably be fine for it. However I talked to Goob like a month ago and I dont really wanna just put him out there but he was unhappy with the size as well as handling of obligations from the current staff among other things. My solution would be to postpone the decision of this application until Goob does what he wants with the ts. As it is now there is no need for more staff, it's almost just a position to get a free channel. However if you would like more power over the surf sections in ts such as creating sub channels and essentially ownership of the surf channel I dont see a problem with that since you are surf SM. If you already have it then great, if not then you should have it. That way, at least for the time being, you get the minimum of what you actually need to foster some activity for ts through surf and we avoid adding another member to an outdated and overpopulated staff list.
  17. 1 point
    Tokyo ghoul is my favorite
  18. 0 points
    I still have that huge folder with all the different pictures
  19. 0 points
    Yeah so I am just going to go ahead an deny this app right now seeing as you just joined the community and the Discord today. Application Denied.
  20. 0 points
    imma b real my if u need da cash i can sacrifice like 1/4 of my ebt a month but cant start till next month cu u know i savin for dat gucci belt so i can flex on my kids. but ye hmu if u need da cash cuz i got dat shit on racks
  21. -1 points
    @Cute_eBoy has a known history for defaming the community he so much wants to be a part of. This is his first and final warning for such behavior.
  22. -1 points
  23. -1 points
    Discord ID: (424427651227320350) Steam ID: STEAM_0:0:192099339 Steam URL: https://steamcommunity.com/id/2abuhijleh/ Age: 14 Timezone: 18+ About yourself: My Names Server score: 2893 Staff experience: AG forum ~Mod How active are you on the forums?: don't always post How many hours/weeks will you be active for?: day seeing whats happening Which discord rules are most commonly broken?: between members and toxicity Will you try to be unbiased when handling situations involving your friends? Why do you want to be staff?: discord is my main app i use for communication with friends What is something you would like to accomplish while being staff?: To stop the spam and "tactical" point farming.
  24. -1 points
    Age: 16 TimeZone: Mountain Time Recommended By:Shark How Long Have You Been Apart Of Allied-Gaming: Over 6 years Link(s) to GameTracker Times for Each Server: N/A Which Server Will You Be Most Active On: Surf How Many Hours/Week Will You Be Active For: Since I have school, not allot at least maybe 10 hours? Which Server Rules Are Most Commonly Broken: None at this moment of time, people in there know there rules and are positive. What Is Something You Would Like To Accomplish While Being Staff: Learning more Sourcemod. Are You Active on Forums/Discord/Teamspeak: Always on just hit me up if anything goes wrong. Do You Know Sourcemod: Not a lot, just a little bit enough to know how to kick and mute.
  25. -1 points
    Changed. Make your post in the proper section. If you can't remember that's your issue. This thread is for explaining the Future direction of AG. Not for trolling / toxicity.
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