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  1. 11 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.
  2. 9 points
    In case anyone was wondering what the secret was, this is usually how it goes.
  3. 7 points
    So now that I have a good moment to type, I figured I’d type this all out. Some of this may be new and some of it may not. Just giving a small portion of my experience. It seems everyone has their own opinion on how aspects of Overdosed works. What’s expected of you per rank? How does voting work? Posting relevant evaluations, all that good stuff. Truth is the system Overdosed uses today was pulled from the DoD (Department of Defense). Obviously it’s been tweaked a little to suit a gaming community. So here’s a breakdown of each area. -Billet Assignments So for those of you that don’t know what a billet is. A billet is a position assigned to a specific person to perform. Different organizations have their own term for it, the most common term though is billet which has also been used in reference to lodging (for those who were about to state it in a reply). Billet assignments are made by mid-grade officers (Captains and higher). The higher the billet (i.e. division leader) will be made by people of higher grades. In our case, division leaders are appointed by our senior flag staff (4 star’s and 5 star generals). Even though there’s a vote between the generals to decide what to do, it’s usually the 4 star’s or the 5 stars that enact the process after decisions are made. -Billet Tasks For every billet/position that a convening authority can impose, the person in question for said billet is given a list of assignments. Typically it is broken down by daily tasks, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual. Billet tasks are almost never the same for each person, I’m sure you all have figured that out by now. This is one aspect that Overdosed does a little differently than what I’ve noticed, but this is how the process statistically functions best as per the studies performed by the SECDEF’s (Secretary of Defense) staff. Once a person has been selected for a billet, the conveining authority drafts up an appointment letter that says to the person “This is exactly what I expect you will do in this billet”, however tasks are not limited to what’s stated, the appointment letter only tells you the minimum requirements. Appointment letters are typically followed by an acceptance letter. The reason for this is to have black and white evidence that shows that the person was properly counseled on what he or she needs to do to maintain the billet. Otherwise, Badboi could select Priceless to be the Overdosed Divisions Coordinator and explain it to him vocally. But then when Priceless doesn’t perform and Badboi wants to demote him down, Priceless can basically win that battle hands down because there’s no real proof that he was given any sort of guidance on how to perform his duties. From what I’ve seen in the past, might be different now, people are either just kind of expected to know what to do already or they’re just vocally told, which leads to the he said she said arguments. -What should I do to get ahead? Act above your rank. Most people that advance in most places don’t stick to their lane. If all you do is just what you’re expected to do, promoting authorities are going to look at you and say “this is an effective person in this area”. That’s not the statement you want to hear. You want promoting authorities to say that you are an incredible asset that can be counted on to accomplish any task, people that stick in their own lanes don’t really experience this too much. If you’re a little old 1st Lieutenant trying to work your way up, for whatever your reason is, do the work expected of a 2nd LT or a Captain. Someone’s always watching and they’ll notice, and if you keep it up you’ll be going up the ladder in no time. -Evaluation System (aka the PES) The evaluation system used in OD is a spin-off of the PES, Performance Evaluation System. These should be done in 6 month intervals or more. Six months is a typical standard; that gives the person plenty of time to actually things done. Get their own processes/policies into effect and see how they work, and then gives them time to evaluate them and make any adjustments needed. Some jobs are less demanding than others, so anything less than 6 months can make the person seem ineffective/unproductive in their position which could lead to them being replaced. The way the evaluations should be dressed up are basically like this -Who you are (Name, rank, billet title) -Billet Tasks -Summary of Billet Accomplishments (every bullet you have for your billet task should have a mirror response) -Summary of Miscellaneous Accomplishments People reading/processing your eval should look over your eval and see if your billet tasks are being accomplished, then review your other accomplishments. They should also take into consideration how well you communicate with others, because communication is key to success. If you can’t talk to people without pissing off half the group, it’s an issue that needs to be addressed. Start looking to see if the person is tactful, diligent, effective, applies sound judgment, sets the standard, takes care of their subordinates, etc. It’s not about whether or not you like them as a person. Dave and Terra might submit their evaluations at the same time. But even if I don’t like Dave but I do like Terra, if Dave is up to par on what someone of his rank needs to be doing and Terra isn’t, then I’m expected to set my differences aside and give a fair review that accurately reflects each individual’s work. Key traits that you’ll need to be successful -Communication: The higher up you go in any organization, you’ll have to deal with internal politics, sometimes external ones as well. Politics is life, if you don’t like dealing with politics then you don’t need to be promoted because you’ll be expected to deal with them appropriately. The only thing that will change is the content of what’s going on, but in the end, it’s all politics. You have to be able to talk clearly, say what you need to say in a way that it can be correctly understood. -Develop Networking Skills: Making friends with all sorts of different people gives you a strategic advantage. You might be terrible at web site work, but you know your friend Haji Bob does amazing web work and might be able to help you out. A lot of times, success doesn’t depend on what you know but who you know. -Mission Oriented Mindset: Work to complete the job, not to be done with work. Anyone can complete the work just to have it complete, doesn’t mean it’ll be effective. Working to complete the job implies that you worked to say “mission accomplished”. Makes you more dependable, reliable, and makes you more efficient. It’s all about that positive mindset. -Adaptability: Be willing to change your methods to suit the needs of the moment. This applies to everything. One process may work a certain way before but maybe with the time table and resources you have, you might have to change it up. Take things that you like that you've seen from others and add it to your own methods. How you handle one person might not be the way to handle this other person. You need to be able to go from task to task and adapt to get results. -Judgment: Exercise sound decision making abilities. Recognize the situation, evaluate the job that needs to be done, analyze what your options are, do a risk assessment, make a decision, and implement it. -Be a good listener: Listen to the input given by the people around you. Take in the good input as well as the criticism. In all honesty, this trait pretty much explains itself. You need to be willing to listen to others in order to expect others to listen to you. -Tact: Come at people correctly. Show respect and people will take you seriously. Might be your friend, but if they’re your boss and it’s time to do some work, it’s time to get professional and get things done. -Game with your ALL of your members: Don’t just stick to the tight click of 12 regular people that you typically game with. If you just recruited 8 other people over the last 6 days, actively engage with them and make them feel like they’re wanted. People are more likely to respond if you make them feel valued/wanted. There will always be those that will leave, but at least you put the effort in. I think I’ll start to wrap it up, because I’m typing this out in word before I post it and right now the page count is up to 3. These are just small bits of leadership tools and tips that people use all the time. Everything listed above can be applied to Overdosed. With this being a gaming community, I think an important thing you need to keep in mind is to be a fun person to game with. Don’t be Elitist Joe who puts down people who aren’t very good at the game. Keep in mind everything I just typed is a very small synapse, since communties like OD and DL like to use modified systems that I'm used to, figured I'd offer up a thing or two. If anyone ever has any questions, feel free to ask, and if I don't know the answer I'll go and find the answer.
  4. 7 points
    I finished school this month and have signed a contract with a mobile game development company to work as a CSR Manager on salary, with a starting salary of $35,000 a year. I've been working for the company during my past year of school here on an hourly wage, and I was originally slated to have a performance review come December, but they've been so impressed with my performance that they held the review now instead and are switching me over to a salary-based contract starting September 1st. CSR is the role responsible for answering and resolving the issues of players who are playing the game, and working with the tech department and the development team to identify the common problems of the game and provide information on what improvements or changes are necessary. As the Manager I'll be directing a team of 4 initially, which will grow as needed depending on the popularity of the game and the number of players that play it. Full responsibility of the CSR department will be in my care, as long as the department fulfills its role well I have the freedom to run it however I see fit, there is no supervisor I need to answer to. I suppose at this point in their lives this is when most members and Commanders tend to phase out of the Clan life and focus on their budding new careers. But in my case actually the opposite will happen. My job is handled entirely by remote, including most of the conference meetings the development team holds, I can do all the work from my home computer even while interacting with OD at the same time. Additionally I can rearrange my work hours during the day however I like, I can work 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evening, split them up into 2 hour segments each if I want, even work in the middle of the night if I choose. That maximum flexibility, and being done with school now, means my availability for OD will be more, not less, at least at this period of time. So, feeling pretty good lately.
  5. 7 points
    I know my reputation needs no mentioning... I know you all know how sexy I am..... but quick question how do you get your reputation to anything but 0 on this forum????? I been on here for 8 years and my shit still says 0..... I think I deserve a +1 reputation after this long HOOKAS!!!! someone give me a + 1 - 100 rep... before I jump bad on someone's azz!!!!! :yes: :no: Maybe?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 6 points
    All right, speaking out and making a bold stance on something takes some kahunas, and I can appreciate that. But for the record let's not mistake courage for being correct. And before this topic slides into any unsettling directions I think it's time I made a few things clear. Just so we have an understanding here, this topic was not created out of a necessity to deal with a problem, it was created out of an individual's lack of understanding and information. Not knowing what the Generals and Commanders are doing is very different from the Generals and Commanders being complacent and not doing anything, and just because someone doesn't take the time to find out what they do, or what kind of expectations they hold each other to, does not mean they get to expect the higher ranks to take time out to fill them in instead. Maybe if such people were a bit more proactive about finding the answers for themselves, instead of expecting others to report it to them, then they would be one of the people in those high ranks. But being that I am such a generous person I am going to willingly share some enlightenment freely, and without any effort needed to learn. To begin with, anyone who thinks the Generals and Commanders don't already hold each other accountable has a total lack of understanding as to what happens in the higher ranks, as nothing could be further from the truth. We hold each other to a very clear and definite standard, and those in the higher ranks who have failed to meet those standards *have* been removed in the past, and we have had our share of critiques and complaints to each other. Some might even say a bit too much for those who are aware of the full extent of it. The evals are just one of those ways we hold each other accountable. But before some people get the idea that the evals are their personal court of law, I will state for the record that the reason evals are transparent are to help members better see and understand some extent of the expectations that the higher ranks hold each other to, and generously are allowed to participate with their comments and thoughts. It is a courtesy. But the evals don't exist because Commanders and Generals have to answer and explain themselves to the members, they exist because Commanders and Generals have to answer and explain themselves to Commanders and Generals, that is why only the vote of Generals and up count during the evaluation part. If every member in the Clan was capable and in a position to judge the work standard and ability of a Commander then every member in the Clan would be a Commander. They are not, and they can not. Enlisted can't promote Officers because they are not in a position to understand the responsibilities and expectations of Officers. Officers can't promote Generals because they are not in a position to understand the responsibilities and expectations of Generals. If you want the right to judge the performance of those in important positions then you must prove to this community and the people in it that you have the judgement needed to do so. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now, setting aside today's lesson, here is just some helpful advice from a fellow outspoken person. If you want to take a stand and call out something about the Clan you don't like, then strictly speaking you can. The smart way to do it, and the proper way to do it, is to talk to people within the ranks and find out if there is a moderate solution or plan of action that can be worked out. But I won't deny that there have been times where public call-outs have (rarely) had some measure of success (although radical action always comes with its form of consequences). But the secret is in the presentation, building up a strong case and being willing to bet all or nothing on what you have. So if you want to call out the Commanders then all right. If you want to demand that Commanders write evaluations annually or bi-annually, then all right. But that means when you go public you are absolutely ready to prove that this needs to be done. You prove that the Commanders have done nothing, that they do nothing to hold each other accountable, and that they need to be held accountable. You prove that you have been watching, that you have meticulously learned all that can be learned, that your understanding is complete and without flaw, and that all of your findings suggest that a radical change is the only course of action. You present a case so solid, so airtight, that nothing they can say has a chance against the overwhelming truth of it all. That is how you make a public call out. But if you are going to stand before the community and openly demand accountability from the highest Administration armed with nothing but your own ignorance, if you are going to stand here and simply say "I don't know what you do, so tell me or resign from your rank", then Good Sir you best prepare to be struck down from your would-be pedestal because you are in for nothing but a world of hurt.
  10. 6 points
    Well! Sorry for the wait. But I have finally been able to finish these up. Right before our next awards ceremony too! If you notice a mistake, or don't see your award, please send me a PM and I will get it fixed as soon as I can. I hope y'all enjoy these. :) @Triny(OD) @Sassy @DBZ(OD) @Vanity(OD) @Terra @Dabomb(OD) @PJPotter(OD) @Ravemore(OD) @Badboi(OD) @Bedr(OD) @CompFreak(OD) @buckeyes47(OD) @LightningWolves(OD) @BioShock(OD) @MelodicRose(OD) @R.agnarok(OD) @Redvaine(OD) @SeriousWine(OD) Congrats to you all!
  11. 5 points
    Today began as everyday usually, Woke up had my coffee, my dabs and then to my phone I go checking all the things I had missed sleeping and such. Well I open a Snap and it says something that is absolute awesomeness Defined. Our Very own one and only @Sassy says hell yeah I beat the shit out of Cancer to me in a snap Which Is absolutely awesome, We all knew that it would never be able to take you on and win Julie, You have been braver than brave during the time in Treatment and with this being said I hope you go out and enjoy everything you missed. I know I speak for all of us In OD when We say its as much as a relief to you as it is us, We wouldn't be the same place without your presence. Now Lets celebrate like its 1488 and cut the power ! I got the dabs
  12. 4 points
    I always have connection issues with DIscord. Discord also takes far too long to launch, the sound quality is awful. I avoid Discord whenever possible. I just don't see the appeal of Discord at all and IMO I feel like people like and use Discord just because others use it.
  13. 4 points
    A new rule was established by the Generals today in regards to name changes, and has been added to the Clan section of the Guide to Everything, along with a new sub-section called "Additional Rules of Note" (as this particular rule didn't fit under any other categories). This rule actually reflects the common practice of name changes in OD over the course of previous years, it was only in this past year that a measure of leniency has been allowed for name changes. Given the increasing number of members requesting name changes lately, and the added level of confusion that it has been creating, the Generals have decided to formally instate the old restrictions of name changes as a rule of the Clan, starting today.
  14. 4 points
    I feel like this is kinda like asking how fat you are.. xD
  15. 4 points
    We all have to adapt a little bit of our habits when interacting with the community as a whole. I grew up in a world of stupid people and became quite accustomed to calling people stupid, and yet I'm able to manage a remarkably amazing level of restraint here in the Clan when interacting on a public level because I know that not everyone is going to appreciate some of my more eccentric habits. The rules of our Clan are not built according to a person's individual preferences or personal childhoods, they were created as the minimum conduct required by all people in order to achieve a state of co-existence no matter what their origins. So, on the matter of the word "nigga" specifically, do I find the word offensive? No. Am I going to forbid its use on the Teamspeak when I hear people use it? Yes. Not because I have any particular issue with the word itself, but rather because I know people are going to have problems differentiating that word from its racial predecessor. They sound the same, they are used in the same context, and someone is gonna hear it and either think racial terms are OK to use in this community and start adding it to all of their conversations, or they are going to get offended by it just the same and complain to Administration about it. I'm not... and seriously I cannot emphasize this last part enough... I am NOT going to lose 30 minutes of my life in a private conversation with someone trying to explain how it's okay that this person said what they said because they used the word "nigga", not "nigger" and what the difference between the two are. Seriously, I'm not doing that. So I'm regulating the use of both words equally. If that means a few people have to let go of their old habits a little in order to be here, then so be it.
  16. 4 points
    There's never actually been a reference for what each rank can do on the website, which would be handy to know if you need to direct someone on who to ask for website help from, and even just to understand the kind of abilities higher ranks have. So I've taken the time to map it out for everyone. For reference, here's the list of all the ranks in the Clan from highest to lowest. Ranks General Ranks Commander General (Otherwise known as 4-Star General) Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Officer Ranks Colonel Lieutenant Colone Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Warrant Officer Ranks Master Warrant Officer 5 (MWO5) Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4) Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CWO3) Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CWO2) Warrant Officer 1 (WO1) Enlisted ranks Sergeant Major First Sergeant Master Sergeant Sergeant First Class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private Recruit (A mysterious rank that only appears on members who skipped the Trial Membership) Rank Powers Please keep in mind that just because the rank allows you to use a power, such as demoting or disabling people, doesn't mean you get to use it with impunity. There are conditions governing when it is acceptable to use such powers. Ask a General for details. Powers listed in Green are new powers acquired at that rank Recruit (0 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Private (0 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Private First Class (0 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Corporal (0 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Sergeant (0 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Staff Sergeant (1 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status (If assigned Recruiter status, can be selected as a recruiter on the site and can vote on Trial Members/Remove own vote on Trial Members) Sergeant First Class (1 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Master Sergeant (1 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status First Sergeant (1 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Sergeant Major (1 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Warrant Officer 1 (2 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Chief Warrant Officer 2 (2 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Chief Warrant Officer 3 (2 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Chief Warrant Officer 4 (3 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Master Warrant Officer 5 (3 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below Officer) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site 2nd Lieutenant (4 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can Re-enable members who were CWO2 rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are CWO2 rank and lower Can demote enlisted-ranked members 1st Lieutenant (4 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can Re-enable members who were CWO3 rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are CWO3 rank and lower Can demote members of WO1 rank and lower Captain (5 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can Re-enable members who were CWO4 rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are CWO4 rank and lower Can demote members of CWO2 rank and lower Major (6 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can delete Trial Members Can Award Senior Officer-tier medals Can view and approve/deny IA requests Can Re-enable members who were MWO5 rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are MWO5 rank and lower Can demote members of CWO4 rank and lower Can disable members ranked WO1 and lower Lieutenant Colonel (7 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can delete Trial Members Can Award Senior Officer-tier medals Can view and approve/deny IA requests Can Re-enable members who were 2nd Lieutenant rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are 2nd Lieutenant rank and lower Can demote members of MWO5 rank and lower Can disable members ranked CWO2 and lower Colonel (8 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can delete Trial Members Can Award Senior Officer-tier medals Can view and approve/deny IA requests Can Re-enable members who were 1st Lieutenant rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are 2nd Lieutenant rank and lower Can demote members of 2nd Lieutenant rank and lower Can disable members ranked CWO3 and lower Brigadier General (10 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can delete Trial Members Can Award Senior Officer-tier medals Can view and approve/deny IA requests Can edit existing Media Can Award General-tier medals Can Award Points (currently unused system) Can add members to the Donor list Access to the Teams & Squads tab (Can add/remove/rename/modify Squads and Elite Squads) Can modify Clan Protocols/Rules/Heroes/How-To-Join website pages Can Delete members from the Promotion Pending List Can setrank members of Major rank and lower, and setrank to Captain rank and lower Can Re-enable members who were Captain rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are Captain rank and lower Can demote members of Major rank and lower Can disable members ranked Major and lower Major General (12 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can delete Trial Members Can Award Senior Officer-tier medals Can view and approve/deny IA requests Can edit existing Media Can Award General-tier medals Can Award Points (currently unused system) Can add members to the Donor list Access to the Teams & Squads tab (Can add/remove/rename/modify Squads and Elite Squads) Can modify Clan Protocols/Rules/Heroes/How-To-Join website pages Can Delete members from the Promotion Pending List Can setrank members of Lieutenant Colonel rank and lower, and setrank to Major rank and lower Can Re-enable members who were Major rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are Major rank and lower Can demote members of Lieutenant Colonel rank and lower Can disable members ranked Lieutenant Colonel and lower Lieutenant General (15 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can delete Trial Members Can Award Senior Officer-tier medals Can view and approve/deny IA requests Can edit existing Media Can Award General-tier medals Can Award Points (currently unused system) Can add members to the Donor list Access to the Teams & Squads tab (Can add/remove/rename/modify Squads and Elite Squads) Can modify Clan Protocols/Rules/Heroes/How-To-Join website pages Can Delete members from the Promotion Pending List Can award higher General-tier Medals Can setrank members of Colonel rank and lower, and setrank to Lieutenant Colonel rank and lower Can Re-enable members who were Lieutenant Colonel rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are Lieutenant Colonel rank and lower Can demote members of Colonel rank and lower Can disable members ranked Colonel and lower General (18 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (below General) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can delete Trial Members Can Award Senior Officer-tier medals Can view and approve/deny IA requests Can edit existing Media Can Award General-tier medals Can Award Points (currently unused system) Can add members to the Donor list Access to the Teams & Squads tab (Can add/remove/rename/modify Squads and Elite Squads) Can modify Clan Protocols/Rules/Heroes/How-To-Join website pages Can Delete members from the Promotion Pending List Can award higher General-tier Medals Can erase disablement record of members of any rank Can see the IP Address of members when viewing the Website Logs Can setrank members of Brigadier General rank and lower, and setrank to Colonel rank and lower Can Re-enable members who were Colonel rank and lower Can reset the password of members who are Colonel rank and lower Can demote members of Brigadier General rank and lower Can disable members ranked Brigadier General and lower Commander (20 Vote Power) Can manage own account (change own accounts profile, record, password, etc) Can make Inactive Requests Can put members (of any rank) up for promotion Can vote on pending promotions Can delete own votes on pending promotions Can Send/Receive website PMs Can view and search website logs Can be assigned Recruiter status Can post News bulletins on the site Access to the Media Tab and can add Media Access to the Awards Tab and can award/revoke Officer-tier medals Access to the Administration Tab Can Add/Edit Recruiter status for Staff Sergeants and up Can edit Trial Member information Can reset Trial Member passwords Can delete Trial Members Can Award Senior Officer-tier medals Can view and approve/deny IA requests Can edit existing Media Can Award General-tier medals Can Award Points (currently unused system) Can add members to the Donor list Access to the Teams & Squads tab (Can add/remove/rename/modify Squads and Elite Squads) Can modify Clan Protocols/Rules/Heroes/How-To-Join website pages Can Delete members from the Promotion Pending List Can award higher General-tier Medals Can erase disablement record of members of any rank Can see the IP Address of members when viewing the Website Logs Can award Commander-tier Medals Can rename members of any rank Can view the IP of members of any rank Access to the Divisions tab (Can add/remove/rename/modify divisions and alter the required votes for Trial Members to pass for that Division) Can setrank members of any rank to any rank Can Re-enable members of any rank Can reset the password of members of any rank Can demote members of any rank Can disable members of any rank
  17. 4 points
    I know I've only recently joined OD (with this name) and I haven't played with everyone in the ODLoL division... but some people need to seriously control their rage/anger. It is NOT OKAY to leave games... PERIOD. I used to play in some of the other OD divisions and I don't remember anyone ever ragequitting games... I'm not going to name any names since that is against the rules but still... please don't leave games. It really messes up our experience of the game. It also gives OD a bad reputation when someone spams "clan OD!" in the beginning of the game and just leaves because they are doing badly... Calm down on the BM'ing too... I don't get why I can't use enter to format this damn post!
  18. 4 points
    Actually, the point of me posting this in the water cooler is that you can respond/enjoy my post however you like. Dont QQ to me because you don't like the quality of the content of my posts. Go play runescape or something. OK, you win, I'm a troll, and you're a wonderful poster, an asset to the clan, you contribute 1000x the value that I do to this forum, and you are every bit the superb, brilliant, irresistable-to-women wonderboy that you make yourself out to be. If we met up in person you'd be doing me a kindness by beating the crap out of me and urinating on me in front of your half-dozen Penthouse Pet girlfriends. I concede.
  19. 4 points
    Let me award you some medals for your heroic feats while forming clan overdosed: The Hot Pockets Award: For outstanding hacking abilities The Lightsabre Award: For defending your clan through multiple clan battles The Fat Ninja Award: For hiding your third (3) smurf's identity for about 5 minutes And lastly, The I have Bitches Award: For getting someone on the internet to stick up for you even when you do stupid shit (freebird) Once again, thanks to slipknot for all his hard work. Enjoy your awards!
  20. 3 points
    I began this ladder season with a zealer (sucked) then tried a necromancer (sucked) and then got smart, and realized that all of the fun builds are a tad bit gear-intensive, so I started reading. I've always been skeptical as to the effect of magic find in game and I believe a quick explanation of how it works is in order. Magic find does NOT change the type of item dropped. For instance, if mephisto decides to drop a cap, he's dropping that cap regardless if your magic find is 0 or 1000. Your magic find helps to determine though, if you're going to get a regular, magic, rare, set, or unique cap! So in part, magic find does exactly what it says, helps you find magic items. The profitability of this process is questionable i'm sure, but in less than 50 runs (Which are very very short) at a mf of around 300, i've found a tal's ammy, half of trangs, a hoz, shako, and two facets. The Process: Get a sorceress, they can kill meph from a screen away, have a built in nigma, and the best magic find equipment in the game is geared towards them. Do nightmare baal runs until level 75-80 In hell difficulty Beat act 1 and 2, and kill the high council, getting the durance waypoint. Join other people's games that have already killed mephisto, and kill him there. Receive quest-level drops every time you kill meph. I don't know why exactly it works, but it does, I have not seen a shitty all magic drop yet. How to kill mephisto without dying: Make a fire sorceress: Use either a hydra, fireball, or meteor build (I use meteor) Use the Rising sun amulet. (The fire absorb makes the hydras from the council heal you, even if you have -100 resists, so you can ignore them if they spawn in the middle) Teleport here: Run to here: Teleport to here: Drop spells on meph until he is dead. Finding meph is easy, if your waypoint exits to the northeast, D3 will be facing southeast Waypoint exits southeast, D3 will be facing Southwest Waypoint exits Southwest, D3 will be facing northwest Waypoint exits Northwest, D3 will be facing northeast (Go counter clockwise) And now you know, start making that FG.
  21. 3 points
    On second thought, maybe Discord isn't such a bad idea after all.
  22. 3 points
    Hey guys, I was just thinking about what other types of things we can do to get the community having fun together without having to buy or download too much, and thought to myself, why not set up a "cards against humanty night"? -game is free to play through any internet browser, no download required -can play on any computer with internet (no graphics intensive things) - drinking only intensifies the hilariousness -can be played with many players simultaneously -helps retention aspect of our squad Any thoughts?
  23. 3 points
    Personally, don't think we should allow it. Is it so hard to find another word to refer to someone as? No need for such derogatory (sorry, just my thought) terminology when we all have names and many other words in the language to speak to people with.
  24. 3 points
    Hello everyone, for those of you who dont know me or arent familiar with me im Jack. PVP is pretty much the only thing i do on diablo 2. i have won 2 out of the 3 pvp tournaments i have participated in, in the clan. So i would like to offer some advice to help the newcommers or the people who are learning to pvp and want to get a little better. Many of you may already know the tricks but im positive there are people that dont. I've notice a lot of the guys who are new to pvp arent very familiar with some of the tactics and locking i see a lot of spray and pray type duelers. Which is ok sometimes you need to spam a little. But when its the basis of your tactics it becomes very easy for someone with a little more experience to easily overtake you. So i want to try and teach everyone the importance of aiming, Namelocks, Chainlocks. A namelock just like it sounds is clicking and holding someones name so you are constantly shooting at their direction. essentially locking into them. A chainlock is usually done with right click (can also be done with left click but less effectively in my opinion unless you are on a character who has to attack with left click such as paladins) On pretty much all my characters left click is only used for walking in town. the rest of the time im purely right click this will allow for easier transitions between teleport and attack and also make it so you dont have to hold down shift ever again to stand still as right click will not walk you. So in order to chainlock i will use the necromancer as an example. You would get a name lock on someone with bone spear or spirit using right click, once you have the name lock you want to drag your curser close to your feet quickly (this is going to help you chain) once you have done that without letting go of your namelock use a hotkey to switch to teleport. this will cause you to land directly on your opponent then you quickly hotkey back to your attack and reclick so you have a namelock again thus creating a chain you can use to keep landing on your opponent. This can also be done to perform tele stomps on people from off screen as long as you keep the locks. this video has a really good example of chainlocking its very short but it will further explain what i have told you. as you can see doing this rather than a spray and pray method allows you to control the duel. When you land directly on top of someone usually you are going to win that fight as they will be confused and probably FHR locked if you started attacking again quickly. With some practice namelocks and chainlocks will become second nature and you will do it without thinking about it. When i was starting out getting used to using right click only. I liked to practice it on baal when i was following baal runs because baal as we all know is a very big target and easy to lock and he loves to teleport off screen so this is a perfect opportunity for you to get a namelock and as soon as he teleports off screen you can now hotkey to teleport and land right ontop of him while everyone else has to try and find where he went. So chainlocks will help you control a fight, but there is a downside to it as well. It can be countered by "Up casting" up casting is when your opponent realizes that you have a namelock on him so he will teleport away and immediately start casting an attack upwards so when you land on him he will already be attacking where you land you see this in more experienced duelers its not something commonly seen in public duels because there is too much going on. you will see this a lot in Necro vs necro type battles. If anyone has any questions or wants clarification im always open to teach and even practice with you guys. you can message me on here or my diablo account is *Krugg. I look forward to dueling with you guys and hope this helps you out.
  25. 3 points
    Same as respect, votes are earned not given. The process of being put up for promotion and then getting voted up or down by your peers are earned, not given. No one, no matter what rank they are, is entitled to votes. Some people, wether it's the person up for promotion or a friend of said person, need to understand that votes should be given without asking or begging or steamrolling the voters. I believe strongly in voting, wether positively or negatively, and I believe that everyone should speak their mind. However, members shouldn't try to steamroll or bully others into voting for specific members. When I cast my vote on a promotion, no matter the rank of the member I am voting for, I always look at my interactions with said member. If I haven't played or interacted with the member, I'm less likely to cast my vote. I look at what they have done since the last time they were promoted, how active they are. I dislike putting the generic three reasons (active ingame, active on TS, and keeps dsl low). These are not bad reasons but I feel that the more I interact with other members, the more I learn and observe what they bring to our community. The more I observe and learn, the more in-depth my votes become. I feel that members should not try to steamroll or bully other members into voting up or down members who are up for promotions, let the persons actions speak for themselves instead of looking for votes. I'm sure people will have questions or comments and I will respond to them as best I can. - ThyrstOD
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