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  1. 6 points
    I'm sure many of you have heard by now of the former "eggplant" situation on Discord in which some people were accused of sexual harassment, and some of you have had pretty strong feelings about what has transpired. To make sure that we, as a community, are on the same page, I am going to fill everyone in on the specifics of what happened, and what this situation is really about. We have spoken to all individuals involved and confirmed that the eggplant emojis were a group of people trolling in response to some users who were unintentionally using a server-wide notification to ping all members on the Discord. Although trolling and teasing can be considered inappropriate themselves in certain circumstances, all people who were doing it mentioned that there was no indication that the other side was upset, and if they had known then they would have stopped. As it turns out they didn't know the other side was upset because at the time the other side wasn't upset. We have spoken to Rose, who was the primary target of the teasing, and those who were with her during the time it happened, and they confirmed that they didn't regard it as a problem at the time, they never felt there was any kind of sexual implication from it, and never had any intention of persecuting or reporting those who were doing it. The incident started as commonplace gamer trolling, and ended with people rolling their eyes and shaking their head, as is so often the case. The suggestion that it was an act of sexual harassment came afterwards, and this notion came from a single individual who was neither a target nor an involved part of what transpired. Out of courtesy I will refrain from mentioning this individual by name, however they took it upon themselves to spread the word that this was a case of sexual harassment (because the people used eggplant emojis, and there are often pictures on the internet of eggplants resembling male genitalia), under the pretense of acting on behalf of Rose this individual first spoke to TypeReaL, then to Xayj, then PoPs, then Sassy in a dramatic fashion to spin a tale of how these individuals were sex abusers that picked on Rose, before finally bringing it to the attention of the Commanders in a group PM with them, and demanding action be taken. The Commanders launched an investigation into the situation, led by Badboi, to determine the events that occurred. During this occasion the individual in question spoke to certain people with what some have described as bragging that he was about to get several people disabled, including a General. But the Commanders did not find sufficient evidence of intended sexual harassment, and instead we punished the individuals for the act of trolling itself while under the belief that the actions themselves were still upsetting to Rose and others. We were unaware at the time that Rose never had anything to do with these allegations. Upon discovering this, the individual responsible for spreading the idea of sexual harassment threatened to resign, and continued to rile up certain circles of people with claims that the Commanders were not taking acts of sexual harassment seriously and were letting "sex offenders" off with a slap on the wrist, leading to others considering the idea of resignation, presumably in an effort to force our hand. However shortly after we came across new information that revealed to us that no one on the receiving end of the eggplant troll had been upset about it from the start, and that the claims of this individual acting on behalf of Rose was entirely false. This prompted a new investigation that led to this discovery that the allegations of sexual harassment were the machinations of a single person who was actively misleading people and leaders in an effort to rally people behind a false cause, and unjustifiably destroy the reputations of several individuals who became the target of his crusade. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now this leads us to the aftermath. It is important to understand that accusations of sexual harassment are taken seriously by this community, however the severity of such accusations mean that they should also never be made carelessly either, without a strong measure of certainty. There was no such certainty in these accusations, they were a result of an outside party's observations whose motives have since become extremely suspect. The people involved in the eggplant emojis were originally punished under the belief that they had antagonized certain individuals who were reporting them for their trolling. However in light of new information it is clear that at the time of the occurrence this was not actually the case, and that the severity of their punishments no longer appropriately reflect what had transpired, and will be reversed. Trolling itself is generally a discouraged act when done to people outside your circle of friends, and to some extent the people involved in this issue could have conducted themselves better, however it is determined that the 2-day suspension that they have already received is already appropriate recompense for whatever misconduct occurred at the time. Lastly, some people have taken to accusing Rose as the person responsible for the sexual harassment accusations and the persecution of the people involved. Let the record be clear that Rose had no part at all in bringing these accusations to leadership, she was not involved in any step of this ordeal and never wished to be a part of it. If you are one of the people that have accused her of being soft, two-faced, or anything else related to the incident, then you owe her an apology because you were wrong. Anyone with questions or doubts about this incident are free to post in this thread, or send me a PM in private, and I strongly encourage all people to ask the questions that they need to because all of us need to make sure we are informed, and that we do not jump to any unfair conclusions. Please and thank you.
  2. 6 points
    I apologize to the eggplanters and the eggplantees. I take full responsibility. I will take more steps in the future to further verify sources and not falsely punch the nuclear warning button.
  3. 6 points
    I want to start of by saying that this whole situation could have been avoided if we opened up more and talked to each other instead of spreading rumors or falsities around like wildfire. If you have a question about something someone did or how something was handled. Then go to the person directly and talk to them. Ask them their intentions, ask them the reasoning behind what was done or said. Build your own opinion based off information you have collected. Do not let someone control your narrative and decide for you what could be done. I want this to be something we can all laugh about in the distant future and say remember that one time we all let ourselves get riled up.. It was crazy!! Aside from that I want to personally say Rose I hope you take the time to read this and know that there is no doubt in my mind you were not the cause of this. It has not changed my opinion of you in the least. In fact it has done the exact opposite I think of you more highly. The way you have handled yourself throughout this whole mess of a situation has given me a way better representation of what kind of person you are. I was glad I got the chance to speak to you and we could kind of laugh at how this situation got blown up and just say holy hell.. what a mess. So anyways I am glad that you can look past this and continue to be a part of the community. Furthermore I want to say that sexual harassment should not be tolerated in any fashion and if you feel someone has done something to wrong another member talk to them first. Talk to the person that was wronged in your eyes. Ask them if they would like to pursue it. But for all gods glory do not go on your own personal crusade and start a shit storm. Do not speak for someone or act on behalf of someone especially without their consent. Sexual harassment allegations are a very serious allegation and they will not be handled lightly. In the same breath do not try to abuse the system. I want to thank @Terra for the transparency on this situation so that the community as a whole can see what steps were taken what the conclusions were and the truth about what has happened and what is going on and @Badboi(OD) for spearheading the investigation and collecting as much information as he could. Hopefully we can all move past this and learn from this situation. There are many lessons that we can take away from this situation and learn from at all ranks.
  4. 5 points
    As many of you have probably heard by now, I am officially resigning from OD on Monday January 22nd. This day marks 5 years as a Commander in OD and 7 years in the clan and I request that Commander Badboi(OD) do the job. My stay in OD has been some of the best years in my life. I have acquired quite a few memories I will never forget and some friends that I will have the rest of my life. I have been truly blessed to be able to be apart of this history of this great community and am proud of what we have been able to accomplish. However, it's time to start focusing more on other aspects of my life. Of course, being the first Commander to officially, 'resign' in as long as I remember, I must make it long and juicy. Why am I leaving Focusing more on my future I am the luckiest guy in the world and have found a great gal that I will be marrying this summer. She supports my gaming habits and has always been very supportive of me in OD. Despite not being in the clan, she knows a lot about a lot of the inner workings of the clan, other Commanders and my trials and tribulations that I have endured. She has been great about everything. However, there comes a time where I have to consider where my priorities are and frankly, when it comes to OD and her, she wins every time. She made it very clear that I do not have to quit and that she doesn't want anyone to think she might be making me quit. She isn't. She is just that awesome. I take my career very seriously. In fact, my boss called me about an hour ago (yeah late at night) just to tell me that he wants to work with me to build a future with the company. I always strive to be the best at everything I do and my career is no different. I've had quite a few sleepless nights in the last year specifically (OD related) that have been counterproductive for me. I want to give myself the best shot I can to be the best that I can be. I am not the commander I once was One of my biggest achievements as a Commander was the development of what we we all know today as the self evaluations. This system was created out of necessity, not only to reward those officers that had been working so hard but to also hold accountable the Generals and Commanders that had been complacent for months or even years. When we made the evaluation system, I knew it would be hard for my fellow generals to oust me with my own system. So I promised myself and others that I would step away on top, rather then begrudgingly held onto long past my due date. This due date probably passed a long time ago. I did try to leave. A few times in fact. However, the generals in their infinite wisdom always had a reason to urge me to stay. It used to be a lack of experience among the generals, then there was a question of instability. Then it was just asking me to make sure I attend meetings and make sure they don't do anything stupid. Over the years (although probably this year more specifically) I have felt like I was doing everyone a favor by committing more time to this clan then I felt comfortable and staying a Commander. Over time, however, many people started to think they were doing my a favor by keeping me a Commander. I do not want any of that nonsense on my conscience. It's a good opportunity for the community With me stepping down, I believe this will open the door to opportunity for new leadership. With this comes new faces, younger and more innovative ideas. Some will be bad, yes, but many of them will be great and those that are not will be a learning experience It's been a long time but I finally feel comfortable leaving the generals in charge that are here. There has been a dramatic swing from 'gaming generals' to 'admin generals' in the last few years. I think this was very dangerous and is part of the reason I stayed on board. I finally think that the pendulum has started to slow or even stop which allows for gaming generals to continue to hold a vital role among the generals. I was often the voice of reason against the majority who had not fully thought out their ideas. I often turned an entire debate on it's head and left people questioning themselves and their beliefs. I often found solutions that some could not see. I always thought of this as one of my biggest strengths. I hope someone takes up the torch. My Highlights in OD Starcraft 2 I joined the SC2 division back in January of 2011. In my trial game I was so nervous that in my 1v1 trial game I opened with 2 Cybernetics Cores. I still won the game but everyone got a good laugh about it. The majority of leadership in SC2 left very shortly after I joined. I was left holding the reigns hosting all sorts of events. This was some of the most exciting things for me to host. They included things like: Clan Wars TTE (Tris' Tuesday Event) Practice nights Squad Wars Tournaments Streaming/Shoutcasting I got to meet Lozer(OD), Rathorne(OD) and Towlee(OD) at MLG Columbus in 2012. The story is awesome. It can be found here: Clan Overdosed was the #1 clan in NA for a looooong time. We were the most competitive division this Clan has seen thus far. Under Badboi(OD), Clan Overdosed took a pro team (Evil Geniuses) to a game 7 in a Bo7. They had to wake up their star player, Idra to win it for them. It was a sad loss but still awesome. I met a young man named Bailey who sent me a touching letter that I shared in this thread: League Of Legends I put together a ranked 5s team that played EVERY WEEK for like 2 years. It was awesome. For anyone who knows competitive 5's league they know that if you play ranked 5's you're effectively going to (as a team) going to be roughly at least 1 whole tier below your average individual player rank. This is mostly due to the fact that ranked 5's are far more competitive in general. We had so much team synergy and trust in each other with teamwork and developed plans that we (average rank of low gold) were able to get to gold 1 and faced platinum/diamond solo players every game. Winning against players who are so much better on an individual level due to teamwork is such a rush. I created the biggest Spreadsheet I have ever seen. I'm serious. I hosted Tuesday night inhouses for like 2 years. I kept stats of every player, in every role with every champion. I put probably 200-300 hours of work into developing this spreadsheet. I got it to a science. I got it to the point where all I had to do was type in one command and literally 80 different sheets would automatically update with stats for every player and ranked against each other by wins/loss/champion/roll/kda whatever you wanted. I did end up getting quite a bit of help though on this near the end (Tachikoma and Verg helped a lot with this). In less then a year, I joined the LoL division we took it from about 13 active members to about 50-60 active members. They were really a great group of people to game with. I had a lot of fun meeting new people and inviting them to inhouses and other competitions we would host. Sidenote, as a commander, inhouses are not advised. People over value you as a pick and then people love to gank the commanders nonstop. It's a tough gig. Commander Hosting events has always been what brought me the most joy, it's also probably why so many people pushed me up the ranks. It's a really easy way to be recognized. However, the Commander position has also earned me a few memories that are worth sharing. Working as a Commander I got to work with some truly great people. I started to name them all here but really there is too many to try and tag and I am sure I'd forget a lot. I will try and make an effort to reach out to some of you to bid my farewells. When I was first a general/commander, general meetings were not as well organized as they are now. I remember getting on Teamspeak on my phone while driving to and from school and having impromptu Generals meetings to iron down things like the General Evaluations. "Tris Signal" I remember when I had the time to sit down and talk with all the Generals on a more personal level. It saddens me I have not been able to do that for some time now. 'Drunken Rocket League' Making this Clan a better place I am very grateful that you have all given me the wonderful opportunity to serve all of you and wish OD the best of luck and I am sure you will all hear from me again at some point.
  5. 3 points
    There is no easy route through your circumstances, it is a difficult situation to be in. However it is important that you balance your moments of stress with your moments of calm and relaxation to the best that you can. It is a hard thing to do sometimes, but the truth is you can't help anyone if you aren't capable of helping yourself first. You often stop by the Gamer's Lounge channel, but you only ever stay for a few minutes at a time. You should stick around a bit longer next time, have a drink with us (It is a lounge after all, right?) and let the stress of recent ordeals wash away. It isn't selfish to see to your own needs, rather it is instead foolish not to. The failing health or eventual passing of a loved one is an ordeal that we will all have to face at some point in our lives, it is a trial we cannot avoid and it will test us for all that we are. But for the sake of those who are afflicted or cannot follow after it is a test we must overcome. If your sister helped shape you into the person you are today, then today you must be a person that can endure this trial, as there is no better reflection of the true value of her life and the worth of her struggles than in the vivid difference she has made to those around her. We must be the strength of those whose strength is failing, the resilience of those whose resilience is weakening, and the future of those whose future approaches. Until such a day as someone else must be ours for us.
  6. 3 points
    Shoes that will never be filled.....good luck Tris. you are someone im sure 100% of this clan admired in one way or another. Everything you said and did was for this place...this "clan"....this family of like minded gamers. for that we thank you
  7. 3 points
    FT = for trade ISO = in search of OT = off topic PC = Price check TL = trade list T/O = Top Offer BIN = buy it now C/O = current offer WUW = what you want WUG = what or "wut" you got NVM = nevermind NR = no reply NT = no thanks/no trade/no text PC = price check NN = no need IC = I see BRB = be right back RE = regarding or in reference to WTB = Want to buy WTS = Want to sell FTW = For the win GJ = good job ilvl = item level DISO = desperately in search of TTYL = talk to you later BTW = by the way IMHO = in my honest/humble opinion IIRC = if I remember correctly IMO = in my opinion AFK = away from keyboard IDK = I don't know LMK = let me know LLD = lower level dueling/dueler DR = damage reduced HR = high rune UI = unid or unidentified AA = auto aim TW = Tele/Walk in reference to baal games OR TW = Taiwan or tele walk game PK = player kill PB = poison/bone IAS = increased attack speed Attn = attention FHR = Faster Hit Recovery MG = More Gold FRW = Faster Run/Walk FOH = Fist of Heaven pally skill FCR = Faster cast rate COH = or CoH, Chains of honor HOZ = Herald of Zakarum COA = Crown of ages CB = Crushing Blow MF = Magic Find LR = Lightning Resist CR = Cold Resist FR = Fire Resist PR = Poison Resist RA = Resist All res = Resists AR = Attack Rating Eth = Ethereal WF = Windforce GF = The Grandfather pb = phase blade too ca = cryptic axe cs = crystal sword (most common, sometime collosus sword) ap = archon plate GC = Grand Charm SC = Small Charm LC = Large Charm PDSC = Small Charm with poison damage. anni = Annihilus, sc dropped by DClone HF = hell fire torch dropped by ubers SOH = Standard of heros charm that drops when hell fire torch drops. Has no known use at this time. KOH = key of hate (Summoner's drop) KOT = key of terror (Countess's drop) KOD = key of destruction (Nithahalk's drop) DClone = Diablo Clone, spawned from SOJ sales on any given server. SOJ = Stone of Jordan DEF = Defense PnB = Also Poison and Bone WC = Warcries KB = Knockback B&xB = Bow and Crossbow Jav = Javelin P&M = Passive and Magic CTA = Call to Arms (runeword) BOTD = Breath of the Dying (runeword) SS = Storm Shield HOJ = Hand of Justice (runeword) HOTO = Heart of the Oak (runeword) ll = life leech ml = mana leech MFsc = Magic find small charm NPC = Non playing characters i.e. townspeople 1337 = elite or leet or w/e pwned = owned = "beaten severely and in some cases repeatedly", the p-version probably originated in a typo (p being next to o on your keyboard). lol= laughing out loud lmao = laughing my azz off rofl = rolling on floor laughing roflmao = rolling on floor laughing my azz off T.T = face of somebody crying (doesn't look like it to me lol) GMTA = great minds think alike <3 = that means heart as in love
  8. 2 points
    Squad of the Month Squad of the month is a new initiative that the OD community is offering to help Squad leaders generate attention for their Squad. Any Squad looking to become a Division is allowed to request to be Squad of the Month, and their application will be determined in the next Admin Meeting. If approved, that Squad will have their Teamspeak channel featured at the top of Teamspeak for one month. This is intended to help Squads push towards Division status by making it easier for their new recruits to find their Teamspeak channel, and by promoting awareness of the game by placing it in an area where all members of the Clan are more likely to see it. To request Squad of the Month you must: 1. Be an existing Squad already on the website 2. Intend to make your Squad a Division and be willing to use Squad of the Month as an opportunity to drive towards that goal Any Squad wishing to apply for Squad of the Month may reply to this topic, please include the name of your Squad, its leaders (Commander and XO) and your plans on how to make it into a Division using Squad of the Month (i.e. The days you plan to focus on recruitment, events you have in mind, etc.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Previous Squads of the Month Magic: The Gathering - December 2017
  9. 2 points
    Hello everyone! Proud to say I have been allowed to restart the CSGO Squad in hopes of making it a division! I hope some people decide to join up to hop into some games! Message me on here if you would like to be added into the squad! Appreciate yall V/R BigFella(OD)
  10. 2 points
    I've been hearing a common phrase lately from people saying something like "The Guide to Everything isn't a rule, it's just a guideline, and doesn't have to be followed". This is a bit inaccurate, the Guide to Everything is the total compilation of information involving OD, which includes rules and policies as well. We're not bloody pirates. To help members better differentiate what is actually a rule in the guide to everything, I have colored everything considered to be a rule in red text. This means anything in red text can lead to consequences if disregarded. These consequences can be anything from a talk or denial of your request, or more severe punishments such as loss of rank or power, or not being allowed to attend or speak in meetings. The exact consequence will vary depending on the infraction, but universally if you disregard a red-text statement then bad things can happen. So please don't. If you have questions, or if anything is unclear, or if the red text is too light or difficult to read with certain forum skins then let me know.
  11. 2 points
    If even Hikato is taking the high road, that's when you know it's time to move on.
  12. 2 points
    I suppose I’m kind of expected to stop hiding from everyone and speak now ahahaha.. This whole situation is kind of mind boggling and has really opened my eyes about some things here. I don’t understand how this situation spread so quickly without any party contacting me before punishments were made.. Or even before the allegation and report was given to the Commanders. I never once felt uncomfortable (in terms of sexual harassment or harassment of any kind) with any of the actions made by the affected parties and I really hate that this had all accelerated so quickly without viable communication between everyone. I have no targets placed on anyone, I have no hatred towards anyone in this community, and I certainly don’t wish to just come up with things that will get people removed; I’ve heard all of these allegations during the past 3-4 days, including stabs at my leadership ability and the functionality of my division. OD is my home, my family away from my family, and the people I know I can go to if I am ever having any kind of hardship (gaming related or IRL). It hurts greatly to know how negatively people spoke of me because of an allegation I had no piece in, I was seriously debating just leaving so that I wouldn’t be a hassle to anyone involved. To those who have reached out to me and offered me kind words and love, to those who offered me an escape that I could de-stress in, thank you :) I also want to give kudos to the Commanders for working so hard to right the wrongs created and for getting to the bottom of all of this. To those affected, I’ve already sent you an apology for this mess caused in my name because I feel bad that it was under my name that this was all caused. I don’t expect anything back, I know that most of you still have some negativity towards me for all of this, but I want you to know where I am coming from. Harassment is a serious issue, sexual harassment is even worse and something no one should have to go through. I’ve been there, I’ve done that. While it’s not a joke, I don’t think it’s right for anyone to go ahead and spread information and allegations like that without the permission of the person it is affecting… or even confirming if it is being taken like that. Most issues can be solved with communication, and I hope that in the future we can learn from this and learn to talk to each other before letting a situation explode as it has now. Back to the shadows I go :)
  13. 2 points
    Sounds like the OD leadership did a good job of containing this and sorting it through and the matter can be put to rest. I agree with Collin. Try the personal approach first. Be kind to each other and let your gaming time be the fun time and stress release we all seek. Remember, putting smiles on peoples faces puts less wrinkles on yours!
  14. 2 points
  15. 2 points
    So I looked over the logs once they were posted, and I began taking a look over at the areas "Rankings" and "Problems". Most people look at the Summary and that's it. I'm going to be highlighting several things those who do that would have missed. First, the Rankings section... If you look at the ilvl % on the far right, you'll see how you compare to other classes of your spec within your ilvl bracket, of a similar raid size, and a similar kill time for the boss. I'm posting these to help highlight the issues I previously mentioned above. Ideally we'd want all our DPS in the "blue" that is to say, above 50th percentile. Or at least all pulling 1.5 mil or better DPS sustained [some fights you obviously can't the entire time due to mechanics - such as eonar]. But it still should be the goal. If you're in the grey, or are a low green [below 30th], try to find out what others of your class and spec are doing that you may not be. You'd be surprised how sometimes changing the order of one ability in your rotation can make all the difference in the world. Heroic Garothi https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/kaJyxX2PVF4bwC7L#view=rankings&fight=3 Heroic Puppies https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/kaJyxX2PVF4bwC7L#view=rankings&fight=5 Heroic Eonar Warcraft logs keeps having "unexpected handling errors" when I switch the view to rankings,so I don't have this link. Also, lets take a look at the Problems Section of the logs on each of these fights. Heroic Garothi We had a DPS not using a pre pot [using a potion just before the pull so you can use a second during the fight]. This is a big deal because having the 2nd potion during the next burst phase adds a lot of damage to your rotation - Especially when coupled with cooldown use. In terms of Avoidable Damage, we had 1 person die to something completely avoidable - It shouldn't have ever hit them. We need to focus on being aware of what is going on around us, not just what abilities were casting. Also, not a single health potion / tonic was used during the fight. If you drop low [sub 50%] pop the potion - it's better than dying. Heroic Puppies We had 2 DPS not using a 2nd potion in the fight. The more people who don't do this, the more it hurts us as a raid. It sounds dumb, but an entire raid pre potting and using a 2nd potion is averaged to be around 5% of the bosses health in damage. In other words, if we all pre pot and use a 2nd potion, we'll smack off 5% of the bosses health we wouldn't otherwise. In terms of Avoidable Damage, we had a lot of it - so there's plenty to improve on here. One of the mechanics is a frontal cone - but since this only hit a pug, good job ^^. We had a DPS take damage from Enflamed, meaning people didn't properly spread out. It damages raid members nearby the debuffed player, so if you get it, get away from people. If you see someone who has it, get away from them. Molten Flare is the small swirly that the fire hits shortly after - sometimes RNG drops it when we're trying to stack for the debuff that creates the purple circle and it sucks. But we still need to be better about it, If it hit you, keep an eye out and don't let it. You can see the circles well before the fire lands, so move. Again, people need to use health potions / tonics. A lot of damage goes out on this fight, so use one. Heroic Eonar We had a few DPS using only 1 potion - again. And what's worse - we had 2 who didn't use a single one! C'mon guys, can't let that happen. Sure, it's eonar, there's downtime - use a prolonged power it lasts awhile. Avoidable Damage.... lets break it down. Rain of Fel - The green circle... we need to stay away from each other when we have it. It's adding up fast, to fast in some cases. Fel Wake - It's green lava looking stuff on the ground. Don't stand in it... and don't STAY standing in it for some of you O_o Fel Swipe - Basically the purifiers do a cleave - I'm not sure why anyone is getting hit by this...the tanks pick them up just fine. So why are you in their face? If you're a melee you risk your key abilities being parried, and if you're a caster, why are you in their face anyways? ---> Essence of Eonar <--- This is the boss were trying to protect, damage she takes is avoidable - cause we're supposed to be killing it. We took over 7 minutes on this fight, and she only had 3% HP left when we "won". This was way to long for many reasons, and way to close to a failure for the same. We had DPS not only not doing enough damage, but also running all over Hells half acre instead of where the Raid Leader told people to go. It was put out in a raid warning format [In the center of your screen and it even looks bigger] multiple times, not even including the numerous times it was said in Teamspeak. And it wasn't just the pugs who ran off either. We can't have this happen guys, if the RL makes a call - we follow it. We adjust the plan if needed, but if we're not going to listen to RL we're reducing ourselves to a bunch of mindless pugs. Not to beat a dead horse here but...nobody using healing tonics / potions... C'mon guys - there are numerous times where you can LoS [line of sight] one of the Healers and we can't heal you until we regain that lost line of sight. So you should be popping a healing potion or tonic here.
  16. 2 points
    hehheh sorry comp show how much notice i took of that poll thought it was for all my bad but my votes still stand teamspeak all the way lol :)
  17. 2 points
    Hello all. On the 26th-28th there will be a Civ6 tournament run by the CivPlayers League known as the Clan Championship Cup. Scheduling for the events can be found on the CPL discord here: https://discord.gg/ubwTNdd While i know we don't have a civ 6 division or squad, I will also be streaming for the charity for a group called Extra Life. Extra Life assists and raises money for the Children Miracle Network, which is a North American non-profit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children's health issues. This is a cause that I feel passionately about and am proud to support not only through my own donations but also having the opportunity to do so while streaming. While I don't expect everyone to donate, just showing your viewership during the weekend long event will still mean a lot to me. Thank you in advance for your time and support. My streaming links are Www.twitch.tv/Sarnith https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIw6b7qVvkbA27lXUYLJjNg
  18. 2 points
    a good chat helps the unity of the division. we have a text chat in the game.
  19. 2 points
    I personally prefer discord for a few reasons. •Sound quality is much better than other platforms available atm. •There is rarely ever any reverb on discord which is nice when I have my headphones on. •The privileges in discord are more apparent with the color codes. •Discord offers high functionality to be incorporated with multiple games. •Discord shows what game someone is playing. •Discord offers bots that can be scripted to do about anything you need done. ( I can provide scripts if ever needed) •Discord is free... Until something better comes along I don't see new gamers using older voice platforms. You have to look at it like you have never used teamspeak, ventrilo or whatever other voice platform you are used to. If you started today with no knowledge of any of those you would most likely go with discord for the above reasons and for the simple fact that almost all gamers are gravitating to discord as there all in one community platform. I help develop on eqemulator.org and while they still have forums almost all of there communication is done through discord now. Thats a massive project that is almost solely managed through discord. They made the switch last year and everyone loves it. So my question is...what are we waiting for? Make the switch. No sense separating the clan into two platforms when we could all be on the same platform.
  20. 2 points
    The evaluation process is one of the strongest checks that the community has towards the leaders of our clan. It is the duty of our members to publically scrutinize our leaders when needed to determine thier worthiness for thier rank. Please note, these are my own views on how the evaluation process should be treated. They may not reflect the leadership's views, but I believe these are expectations we all should consider regardless of the rules. This said, we the members have a responsibility to use it appropriately. Our administration takes time yo undergo these evaluation process. We should help them make a constructive yse of this period. While not spelled out within the rules, a responsible use of this system inludes the consideration of three principles. What do I know about the evaluee? As in the case with promotions, I should know about the character and personality of the evaluee before asking questions. If I don't know them, I can talk to them on the forums or teamspeak to get to know them. My best understanding of people in this clan come from when I gamed with them; it later helped me evaluate them. What should I ask them? If we have the knowledge to ask questions, then comes the question of what. While there are many questions that apply to leadership, we have different interaction with each evaluee. We should use these experiences to tailor our question to each specific evaluee. Additionally, knowing what rank the evaluee is promoting to should influence our questions as the role of each general is different. No rank or evaluee are the same thing, so OD is benefited when we help our evaluee as best we can. How should I ask my questions? With both the knowledge and the questions to ask, we need to be aware of how we ask. The evaluee's responses are on display for the whole clan to judge. We should not be using the evaluation period to embarrass the evaluee, whether intentionally or not. If you need knowledge on a specific event, talk to the evaluee privately. Prioritize tailored questions to each evaluee. Try to avoid repeating previously asked questions. . Remember that people can interpret a lack of an answer as an answer. If asking multiple questions, pick ones specific to the evaluee. And above all, be polite and respectful. These are what I do before I comment on evaluations. I hope these help people use this awesome tool we have. Again, please note, these are my own views on how the evaluation process should be treated. They may not reflect the leadership's views, but I believe these are expectations we all should consider regardless of the rules.
  21. 2 points
    Congratz all! And a huge thank you to all that participated, and a thank you to @SupremeJester for keeping this going!
  22. 1 point
    Be careful about things like that.... Without a set time limit, you may find yourself having to get a tattoo of @Melrak(OD)'s face when you're 60 years old! HAHAHAHA
  23. 1 point
    Also <--- OfficerNaughty@jsp ill see a pm on jsp faster than i will on the forums/site but yes a great idea ive crushed a lot of people that have no idea how a crush works or what it is
  24. 1 point
    -- Overdosed - The Guide to Everything -- There's a lot to our community, all built and refined over the years to be what it is today. Don't worry, no one expects you to read it all, but if during your time in OD you find yourself wondering how something works, such as voting on people or how to be a recruiter, then this is available to look it up anytime you want. I noticed Purplez linking everyone to the guide in every introduction topic and it struck me how smart and practical that was, so to follow up on a good idea I decided to just pin the guide at the top of the introduction board here. Thanks Purplez!
  25. 1 point
    Purplez, thanks for the fun. It will never be forgotten
  26. 1 point
    Purchase a Blue Snowball
  27. 1 point
    honestly a cheapo headset with mic off of amazon for 30$ is dope heres a random one i bought for my little cousin and its probably better than the proper one i use lmao Doesnt come in purple tho https://www.amazon.com/Headset-SADES-OMG-Heaphones-Microphone-Isolating/dp/B01A73ZIL0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1518071990&sr=8-3&keywords=gaming+headset+pc
  28. 1 point
    yes. simple logic. more items=less runes. works same way with gold find. have a lot and you find a lot of gold and less items
  29. 1 point
    Sorry to hear bud. Keep your head up.
  30. 1 point
    Well, get ready for pain
  31. 1 point
    beautiful voice like a mixture of fergie and jesus
  32. 1 point
    I've been MIA for like half a year, was going through a lot of family stuff and had to take on more responsibility IRL. My living situation changed and I did not have internet and it got rough for me but I have been able to bounce back. I got a better living arrangement, I have some sick internet now and My love for OD has never faded ever. Triple OG's who know me understand that I will always be here in spirit and come back and help the community the way I have always have. As for League, It is the New Season and I will be playing many games on the daily. I have been re-enabled and I will always be on teamspeak trying to recruit ingame and playing games with all types of skill levels. I want to play more Flex Que 5's while getting better with the new meta and the changes that have occurred throughout the game. People may feel like the league division has been stagnant but I will never let it die and will always use my energy, time and spirit to help this community at least make a small impact with league. I plan to be extremely active I will play most games that OD members enjoy I will help the newcomers I will try my best to help recruit and grow the community "Respect is earned, not Given"
  33. 1 point
    I'm down to play Flex with you Korhal.
  34. 1 point
    I have completed all the requirements at Level 17. All Act 1 WPS, and all items! Let me know what to do!
  35. 1 point
    AO has donated 500 fg to be used for OD tourneys and contests. I'm going to up the first place winner of this contest to 100 fg and 75 fg to second place. The rest of the 500 will be used for another contest. Thanks again AO(OD), you are definitely too nice <3
  36. 1 point
    im adding 500 fg to this run , pm me purple so i can contact you via jsp
  37. 1 point
    Well, we are playing on Jenova for the FFXIV division .. sadly we cannot add you to the guild on a trial, but if you are still interested in the game once the trial expires, we would be happy to have you :) we are also using the OD discord as opposed to ts3
  38. 1 point
    KimChi(OD) + Bambii(OD) We are starting now! :D Hope I win ;)
  39. 1 point
    might as well take part nothing else to do great event cindy :)
  40. 1 point
    Hello all, There will be updates coming over the next month depending on spare time to the forums + website. Feedback is greatly appreciated. If you have suggestions please post them here http://forum.overdosed.net/forum/323-public-opinion/ I'm fairly new to php to bare with me all my expierence is rounded around object oriented programming so it should be a smooth transition. Name is Jay, or Ganesh. I've been programming for 8 years, I started with Java making RSPS's. I've had 4 successful profiting servers. My languages are Python Ruby AWS Java JS HTML 5 CSS and learning PHP. Any questions comments or concerns shall be addressed here. Thanks for your time.
  41. 1 point
    Game is 18 years old and still some people who don't know what cRushes are I'll see if i can whip something up
  42. 1 point
    Also we have john that is @Hax(OD) that can also do crushes for us cindy <3
  43. 1 point
    Nice addition @DBZ(OD) Cant forget that one.
  44. 1 point
    Indeed, thank you for both your participation and feedback. We always appreciate it, and spread the word to your OD friends to take part. The more engaging the better the results always will be.
  45. 1 point
    My NM forge in HC gave me an Um.. that's probably my best find thus far. But I also found a perfect The Ward shield ^_^
  46. 1 point
    ill be in on it purplelmk ill toss some fg as well
  47. 1 point
    No idea who you even are / were. Must have been somebody when I wasn't around. Good luck to you.
  48. 1 point
    Tattoo! Let me design it!!!
  49. 1 point
    Welcome to Clan OD. Happy to help you in anyway I can. Just give me a message or ask in channel.
  50. 1 point
    Know what is great about this? They are all Final Fantasy Players