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  1. 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.
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  2. Happy 17 year clanniversary @R.agnarok(OD)! (I know it's super cheesy haha) Thanks for everything you've done, and continue to do for this clan/community. Most importantly thank you for recruiting me back in 2004 even though I lost against you in our 1v1 for my try out on Brood War lol. Also thank you for being a leader to look up to and learn from for all of these years as well as being a great friend. I hope you continue to stay with us for many more to come. -Raged(OD)😁
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  3. Went ahead and messed around thought I'd share! Enjoy! 🙂
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  4. In case anyone was wondering what the secret was, this is usually how it goes.
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  5. Clan Awards Nominations March 2021 Welcome to the First phase of the March 2021 Clan Overdosed Awards This is the Official Nominations Phase! Every 6th months March and August, the Clan Awards are held. You have until March 10, 2021 to send me your nominations. After the nominations are tabulated, a forum Poll will be created and you will be asked to vote! Send me your nominations by private message either on Overdosed.net or on the forum or message me on Discord. DO NOT POST THEM PUBLICLY. RULES 1. Send all proposed nominations to me by private message no later than March 10, 2021 either on the website or the forum. Just copy and paste this message into a new private message and then fill in your nominations. 2. Please do not post your nominations on the forum. Send them to me by private message ONLY! 3. You may not nominate yourself. 4. You cannot nominate more than one person for each category award, EXCEPT, for the Top Division Players. You may pick one member to nominate for each division. 5. You are not obligated to nominate somebody for each award, but try to nominate as many as you can think of that are deserving of an award. CLAN AWARDS NOMINATIONS: 1. The Overdosed Award (The Best Clan Member) 2. Best General (clan wide) 3. Best Officer (clan wide) 4. Best Enlisted (clan wide) COMMUNITY AWARDS NOMINATIONS: 4. Best voice on Discord 5. The Chuck Norris Award (Always there when you need them) 6. Awesome award 7. Big Brother Award (Always reminding us when we forget things). SUPERDUPER AWARDS NOMINATIONS: 8. Member who comes up with the craziest ideas on how to play their game. 9. Puppy Dog Award (Always happy no matter what happens) 10. Chief of Happiness award (The member who makes you laugh the most) 11. “Pit Bull Award” (the member who plays their specific game in the most cold and ruthless way) 12. Most Festive Member (who always gets into the spirit of the holidays the most) 13. The Ripple Effect award (Always complimenting others) GAME SPECIFIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS World of Warcraft (WOW) Best Team Player Most Improved Gamer Most Helpful Gamer The member who knows the MOST about the game they play Top Division Player Member who hosts the best events PATH OF EXILE (POE): Best Team Player Most Improved Gamer Most Helpful Gamer DIABLO III: Best Team Player Most Improved Gamer Most Helpful Gamer HALO: Best Team Player Most Improved Gamer Most Helpful Gamer Top Division Player Member who hosts the best events League of Legends: Best Team Player Most Improved Gamer Most Helpful Gamer Top Division Player Member who hosts the best events DIABLO II: Best Team Player Most Improved Gamer Most Helpful Gamer Top Division Player Member known as the best HardCore Player Member known as the best Classic Player COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND/OR SQUADS NO MATTER WHAT GAME THEY PLAY: Best Team Player Most Helpful Gamer Future is bright (whoever you think that is gonna change and go the distance) Hop, Skip, and a jump on it They did what? Wow! (Best Squad Member) The Bee's Knees Award. (joke) (TypeReal(OD))
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  6. Let me try to tell the History of D3 Division in Clan OD(Correct if im wrong) D3 was released on 12th May 2012 @Rob(OD) was the first leader of D3 division i think he didnt run the division that long. @Aerineth(OD) took over from Rob till @Scallywag(OD) stepped up and leading D3 till he was resigned from OD. @Ian(OD) and one more member i forgot his name were the leaders of D3 till the division was died. I think D3 division was died in the middle of 2015. In Nov 2017 Hari(OD) was re-created D3 division with the help of @PJPotter(OD) (division Leader) and @TypeReaL(OD)(co-lead) and PJ was achieved his highest rank(Brigadier General) Few months later Type was took over leadership from Pj and later Passed on it to @Raged(OD) @Raged(OD) ran very short time and that was the best time in D3 history till today.D3 had 68-72 members in his Leadership.He was stressed out and took a break from gaming(currently playing HALO) @MooMoo(OD) was the new leader after raged(OD) he achieved his current rank(Brigadier General) with the help of @Redvaine(OD) as co-lead. Few months later Both were stepped down on same day @Sil3NtKilL(OD) is current D3 leader, @xWaldo(OD) is co-lead and both doing excellent D3 produced 3 General Ranks(scally,PJ,Moomoo) few officer ranks and many WO's since 2012 to till I think D3 is 3rd longest survival division in OD(Years wise) 1.Diablo 2(18 years no break) and produced more General ranks than any other division 2.Starcraft2(?) 3.Diablo 3(Total 6 years)
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  7. Oh my, I'm going to be a newbie for years lol.
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  8. Greetings @Enlisted @Warrant Officers @Officers @Senior Officers @General @Generals 1* - 3* @Commanders I am putting out the call looking for more members for the Recruitment & Retention Committee. Currently right now we would like more members who have experience or some expertise in either recruitment or retention. What is Recruitment? Recruitment in OD is the act of introducing a person to OD and having them join OD. Recruitment is the life blood of OD and we need this to effectively grow our community. What is Retention? Retention is when we keep a member around for a long period of time, usually this is done through activity like socializing, gaming, and events. With a new interest in recruitment I think is now to get as many perspectives and minds to gather data, tackle problems, and even organize events related to recruitments and retention. If anyone is interested please insert a application through the squads tab on the overdosed website, and please ask any questions you have here. Thank you for stopping by.
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  9. I actually remember the day I recruited you and also remember the day I joined. I was hopping to clan after clan looking for a place to stay for good. I remember doing tryouts for a clan where they played money maps and I beat their best players, and they proceeded to call me a "hacker" because they couldn't take a loss and got banned afterwards. I was pretty mad at the time and left me with a bad taste of communities afterwards. A few days later, I remember joining the OD channel and proceeded with the recruitment process, I beat the recruiter and played about 10 games with OD players, but they all were terribly bad, yet not a single soul had a single complaint about losing, they were actually excited to recruit me. That did it for me, I remember saying, ok, this is the clan where I will stay for good. I never really tried to be a leader here. I joined to have fun and game, and I absolutely loved recruiting new members. That got me to climb up ranks and to reach the General ranks, once I was there, I still didn't want to be a leader, I only wanted to help organize stuff, help with the website, and make this community enjoyable as my previous peers did that for me. I remember that the first day that I actually wanted to be a leader was the day I got the Commander rank. This all has been a quite meaningful experience ever since I joined. It gave me the chance to meet a lot of great people here, and enjoy a lot of gaming. Joining OD was the best decision I ever made regarding online stuff. We were very young back then, and having the privilege of seeing us both grow and continue to have people like you who I can talk to and have fun is very gratifying. I'm very glad I recruited you and that you are enjoying this place. I don't even see 17 years as a long time, it's just a part of my life now, a life project where I got no plans on leaving neither letting it die. As long as I'm around, rest assured that OD will still live. I hope that you and everyone reading this can also call this place home and make it part of your lives, enjoy it, and see it live through the years. The older you get, the more you appreciate little details of life, and OD has been one of the most rewarding. You will always have a friend here for anything you need. I thank you truly for the recognition. 😃
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  10. November 2020 Day Since Login Report The intent is to inform any member of the progression of their division/clan. Any member disabled for this following month and re-enabled/instated will be excluded from this list. New recruit information Current trial members on-hand Community: 2 Diablo II: 0 League of Legends: 0 Diablo 3: 0 Path of Exile: 0 World Of Warcraft: 3 StarCraft 2: 4 Halo: 6 # of unconfirmed new recruits: 15 Successfully recruited to an division Community: n/a Diablo II: Clutter(OD), Gordanhammer(OD) League of Legends: OneDelirious(OD), Deadlydeathw1sh(OD), Mistakesssss(OD), Tierzabarbie(OD) , Lizard(OD), SaekoPhantom(OD), Moojoo53(OD), stahltw12(OD), June88(OD), Malzahar(OD) Diablo 3: n/a Path of Exile: n/a World Of Warcraft: LeOsha(OD), Sonarguy(OD) , Slox(OD) , FenrirX(OD) StarCraft 2: Insomniax(OD), Phaedeaux(OD), Chase(OD), Halo: WolfX(OD), Ars0n1st(OD), DJKOALA(OD), Jrc(OD) , AuthenticJaer(OD), Pulvilizer(OD) , Satrixer(OD), DaikiTheWolf(OD), Meatshield1351(OD) , Terminouse(OD), MentallyStoopid(OD) , Zoro461(OD) , # of successfully recruited members: 31 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disablement information Disabled from Website per game Community: 11 Diablo II: 18 League of Legends: 8 Diablo 3: 4 Path of Exile: 1 World Of Warcraft: 0 StarCraft 2: 22 Halo: 6 # of total loss: 70 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current Members by Game Community: 26 ↓4 Diablo II: 59 ↓8 League of Legends: 41 ↑10 Diablo 3: 16 ↓1 Path of Exile: 12 ↑1 World Of Warcraft: 16 ↑10 StarCraft 2: 8 ↓18 Halo: 53 ↑12 @Commanders, @General, @Generals 1* - 3*, @Senior Officers, @Officers, @Warrant Officers
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  11. Greetings Clan OverDosed, Today, there was a change made to our website's profile page to enforce privacy precautions in today's day in age. Every OD member, current trial members, and former OD member's email accounts on profile have changed to private(Member has not made his email public). Emails are still frequently used to this day but are becoming more on the lines of sensitive information than it is for public acknowledgment as it once was back in 2003. We at Clan OverDosed take security seriously and want to protect our member's personal information from getting into the wrong hands. If you wish to publicize your email, please follow the steps below but, I strongly recommend every member to keep it private. If you wish to unhide your email: Log onto website > Console > Change Profile > Hide your email? (Select No) Changes: Every OD member's email account changed to private. Trial member's emails are now hidden and only viewable by an authorized authority. Special thanks to Commander @R.agnarok(OD) for making the changes. @Commanders, @General, @Generals 1* - 3*, @Senior Officers, @Officers, @Warrant Officers, @Senior Forum Members, @Forum Members, @New Forum Members
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  12. Thank you each and every one you that's posted , im doing a lot better then i was, my chest does'nt feel like its being crushed like last week its eased up a bit still have a bit oxygen in the mornings or when im having a hard time with my breathing but its nothing like it was still have this bad cough though , this shit has scared the life outta me still got high fever but i'm here still that's the main thing, not seen my family since last week thats the hardest thing cant see anyone but i will when they let me home when that is i dont know as of yet as they said im still poorly i can't thank our doctors and nurses enough what they are doing its just amazing ... thanks again all you loves you loads <3<3<3 love Sas
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  13. Has to be in the record books ... we have 28, yep 28 pending trial members clan wide. Massive Kudos to our Recruiters: @Raged(OD) @Froggie420(OD)@Sassy @LoDos(OD) @JR(OD) @TTracey45(OD) For community and D2 @redops @xWaldo(OD) @Sil3NtKilL(OD) @RedIce(OD) @Dro4Sho(OD) For D3 and Starcraft You all rock, and I mean rock! Now keep on those new recruits to link their accounts up to Discord and to log in during their trials periods.
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  14. The last few years have been a hard-fought journey for me. Mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. For those of you, I don't know (welcome), and for those, I do know (hello), thank you. Thank you all for being supportive of me and my journey throughout the process of becoming "me". I can't thank you all enough for your hospitality and generosity through the hard-fought obstacles that I've met. You all will have a special place in my heart until the end of time. OD saved my life with the positive energy that I've been surrounded by and I want to take this moment to say thank you. To those newer members and members-to-be, please don't take this as just a "Clan or Guild". This place surrounded with great people who all have lives outside of gaming (I think lol). Whenever you need someone to talk to, they are here. I am here and have been through some things that most people should never meet. We are a family here and please don't hesitate to reach out. If you need someone to talk to please feel free to DM or contact me via JSP -- Hula@jsp (for me). I love you all and I wish you all the best. I am back for the time being. @SuNSeT @Sassy @Rich(OD) @Slum(OD) @Purplez(OD) @Ray(OD) @GokuJsp(OD) @MooMoo(OD) @Krusty(OD) @Mr_kon(od) @Canadier(OD) Thank you for believing in me throughout my journey and here's to years to come! From OD to Doc. Thank you -- --- SeeD(OD)
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  15. Well, I’m not sure where to post this. i wanted to say, for a game I assumed was dying but wanted to give it one last go. (Been 6 years since I played) I couldn’t be happier to be apart of a community so dedicated and committed to helping people. I want to continue on behalf of OD for everything they’ve done for me, and re-contribute. If you ever see Evo(OD) online. PM me, I will always rush you or run the specific runs if needed. Thank you!! PM ME GUYS! I ENJOY TO SEE YALL DOING WELL!!
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  16. Indeed. I've been watching the situation unfold for a while now and I can't say I've been very impressed. Let me ask a few rhetorical questions here. Why is it humiliating to receive neg votes? Why is it publicly shameful to apologize? Are we expecting to rise up the ranks without anyone ever disagreeing with us? Are we expecting to spend our whole time in OD without ever making mistakes? Of course not. And it isn't humiliating to accept and acknowledge that, it's mature. Do you think the rest of us haven't been in situations that didn't go the way we hoped? You think the rest of us weren't denied promotions or positions for reasons we disagreed with, or felt were unfair, or felt were too harsh? Every General has been there, any Officer that hasn't been there will at some point. I've been there, take a look at my July 2016 Eval when I first applied for Commander. I got denied for reasons I didn't agree with either. But it happened, and I had to accept it, and I'm not the least bit embarrassed by it. I just tried again 6 months later. Anytime you support something that others are denying, you're going to disagree with their reasons, that's a given. More often than not those reasons will seem unfair too, from your point of view. That's just generally what happens when people have different views. But so what? The truth is sooner or later we all end up in a situation where things don't go our way. Maybe it will be at CWO4, maybe it will be at MWO5. Maybe in Officer ranks, or General ranks, or on our evals for Commander ranks. It is different for each of us. You don't get to control when things don't go the way you want, what you do get to control is how you choose to deal with it when they don't. You can choose to rally against it, call it humiliating and unfair, publicly denounce it as a conspiracy against you by those who hate you, criticize those who disagreed with you and tell them they are being too harsh or judging wrongly. You can choose to do that. Or you can choose to accept your unsuccessful moments as gracefully as your successful ones. You can take what you can from the failure even if you disagree with it, learn from it, and try again next time. And in so doing you can come to understand that it isn't the amount of neg votes we receive that define us, but how we accept them and learn from them. It isn't our mistakes that determine our ability, but our willingness to acknowledge them and become better because of them. And it isn't our rank that decides our success, but the choices we make in pursuit of them. And we should never be ashamed of any of that. So what will you do the next time something doesn't go the way you think it should? Will you rally against that as well? Criticize those who think differently, and pressure the Generals or Division Leaders into trying to change things your way? Will that be your answer to all neg votes or decisions you don't like? What kind of community do we start becoming then? Sometimes people get promoted when perhaps they shouldn't. And sometimes people don't get promoted when perhaps they should. The system isn't perfect. But neither are we, and sometimes what seems like the right decision at the time turns out to be a little different in the long run. I've opposed the promotions of people who turned out to be fine later on, and I've supported the promotions of people who turned out to be useless douchebags. The reality is it's hard to tell what the right call is, and none of us are perfect, so the best we can hope for is to put all our thoughts and views together, see what the result is, and be willing to accept that result whether we agree with it or not. Everyone handles success well. It is in how we handle failure that we show our true caliber as a person. Try to keep that in mind the next time you, or someone you like, are being promoted.
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  17. 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.
    7 points
  18. 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.
    7 points
  19. 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?
    7 points
  20. If you need your forum rank changed after a tier-change promotion then please request it here, and an Admin will change it at their next available opportunity. This applies to the following ranks: Enlisted, Warrant Officer, Officer, Senior Officer, General 1 - 3*, General (4 star) Must have the website rank first to get the equivalent forum rank! This does not include custom forum titles, you must request that by PM. If you see someone who has a rank they shouldn't have (for example a member who DSLed out but still has Officer access) you can also let us know about them here as well, or you can PM one of us in private.
    6 points
  21. My Set Up ❤️ i am in love with my new pc ❤️
    6 points
  22. Today isn't the one year anniversary of this division, I know that, but the division is indeed one year old. It's crazy for someone like me who has been here since near the very beginning when it was just a squad and a few people playing casually in their spare time. I'd like to take some time to go over the history of this division and celebrate everyone who made it what it is today. January The beginning of everything. The squad is created on January 20th, 2020 JD gets some recruits from OD mostly and Raged gets a couple members from Halo Waypoint, including myself. Most activity was just occasional posts in the chat and getting together on a Friday night to queue some social BTB or whatever. February On February 14th, 2020, the Halo Division is created after a vote is taken. JD(OD) is the Original Division Lead with Raged as a co-lead I complain about there being no events. Some more members come through, like @BL4CKxCH4N(OD) and Coolhand7(OD). To my knowledge BL4CK is the only February recruit still around. March On March 9th, 2020, I'm added as an Events Lead and Division Administrator Events come into formal existence on the same day. One of our first events. At least a highlight. Teacher becomes a mainstay, even if we played it wrong. Halo CE comes out on PC... again. A ton of mainstay members got recruited around this time. @Jenkinns523(OD), @ThatMilkGuy, @Morgandril(OD), ChrisyP(OD), GodlyPrometheus(OD), PixelPaintbrush(OD), etc. It's a long list. April More events! Turnout lower than last month but whatever Project Cartographer is informally folded into the Halo Division Infinity is banned. The beginning of the first exodus of inactive players cause recruiting was crazy in March. The last mod-centered event is held to no fanfare. We pick up members like @SprucePumpkin01and JayKay(OD). Spruce is now a co-lead of the division The OD Halo Competitive Squad is founded. It didn't go too far. It was a good time with the squad though. May The first (and only) raid OD has ever partaken in. It was against the 19th ODST Division. We lost, but they folded approximately a month later. Halo 2: Anniversary comes out for PC, with Morgandril hosting a launch celebration event. The projectile bug is found and no one wants to touch it. The bug is fixed a week later Membership continued to drop but events were still held, including Conquest. This was the most ambitious month for a long time. New long-time members: Birdman6666(OD) and @PureSkoomaOD, the latter of whom returning to OD after almost 3 years. June A quiet month. To date, this is when we had our lowest population. Recruit-a-thon begins. No noteworthy recruits during this time period. July Halo 3 comes out on PC. We finished the fight Highlights from launch night 1 2 3 4 (4 was during the flight but I threw it in anyways) I become the original Division Leader, and JD steps down. Avatarx(OD) becomes a member, along with some others who have since been disabled. Events start back up. August A revival period begins. We get plenty of new blood in while also getting some old members back. Raged(OD) returns around this time to recruit some new members. A lot of new members. New noteworthy members: @Geordie(OD), @Utomneian(OD), and @TDMX(OD) Halo Infinite is revealed with gameplay. It looks fun but shade was thrown at the m o n k e. September A big month for OD New members like Donut, FIip(OD), @phoenix0fEmbers, and Steelshot FIip(OD) brings his montaging skills to the table I hand over control of events to the community. Anyone could create events now. Halo 3: ODST comes out with Firefight over dedicated servers. Halo 3 hit registration patch comes out. Halo 3 sweats are happy. October The event bot comes to OD. It's easily the best addition made to the server. Forge competition wraps up with Geordie(OD) being declared the winner by default (seriously though, awesome map. We should hold an event for it, maybe Infection or FFA?) Spruce and Jenkinns really rise through the ranks at this point, with Spruce becoming an Officer and Jenkinns not too far behind. Raged is back as a co-lead, and begins hosting BTB and FFA events. Customs Evenings start, with Geordie's starting on the 17th and Utomneian's the week following after requests for Sunday events. A lot of new members, including Ased, DTMKillzar, QazCable, sneakynicolas, and @TomV(OD). November Halo 4 comes out for PC and completes the MCC. Morgandril hosts a launch celebration event. Jenkinns is promoted to Officer shortly into the month. Geordie and Utomneian continue hosting MCC Customs events, Raged steps down from hosting BTB and FFA events to support the up and coming WoW division (the other division he co-leads), and Jenkinns steps up to the plate to host BTB events starting on Black Friday. A couple new members, including Zoro461. Continued success with the division December MCC on PC turns one year old. Quite a few of us have an embarrassing amount of hours already put into it. 😜 Jenkinns, Geordie, and Utomneian continue hosting BTB and MCC Customs events, with Jenkinns also hosting during Christmas and New Year's weeks to surprisingly high turnout despite how busy those two weeks are for most folks. A few new members, including cl1pped and TimmyV. The Halo division reaches a double digit number of Warrant Officers for the first time. January Geordie begins posting weekly Halo OD Info Roundups, which contain info such as recent promotions, medals, members currently on the promotion board, upcoming events, and Halo news. Jenkinns experiments with the RTS side of Halo, hosting the first Halo Wars event in the division’s history. The #event-planning channel is introduced for members to publicly communicate event plans. @LightningWolves(OD), PureSkooma, and others begin brainstorming ideas for possible Halo Wars Customs events as well as other MCC events. Geordie becomes an Officer, and Jenkinns becomes both a Senior Officer as well as a co-lead of the Halo division. Many new members, including EclipseNexus, Foxlitaf, @Larixal(OD), LuckyShekel, and Lumpydonut. First use of the poll bot recently implemented by LightningWolves to determine which of Saturday and Sunday folks prefer for MCC Customs events to help with their turnout (Sunday won the vote, and Geordie & Utomneian plan to co-host them going forward). The poll bot will definitely be getting a lot of use within the Halo division, especially on the events side of things. MCC updates for 2021 begin with the release of Season 5, adding new cosmetics to Reach and 3 including the infamous GRD helmet. Still awaiting details on the Publishing Team’s main focus for MCC in 2021: additional mod support/mod tools as well as flighting for the Custom Game Browser. First time getting more than 8 concurrent members at the BTB events. Split into 2 teams of 5 and matched each other several times in BTB matchmaking. It has been a wild ride with everyone here and I wouldn't trade anything in the world for my time here. You guys make OD special, better than the competition. Thank you @Jenkinns523(OD)@Raged(OD)@JD(OD)@Geordie(OD)@SprucePumpkin01 and everyone in this division who made it what it is today. You guys absolutely rock, and I have lots of hope that we will make it to Infinite's launch stronger than ever. Without you, the community, none of this would be possible. We're not just some one-note clan who scrapes for members on Halo's discord server. We're a long-standing community with a history that's worth sharing. Let's keep it that way, and strive to grow more in the next year for Halo Infinite's release. See you all in the new year, Zakspeeeed(OD)
    6 points
  23. I would like to thank each and everyone that took the time to post something about my mother I shall be printing off each of these lovely posts on Friday to be added to her memory box we have started , there will be few read out at mums service sorry that not all can be read out ..perrie-rose
    6 points
  24. September 2020 Day Since Login Report The intent is to inform any member of the progression of their division/clan. Any member disabled for this following month and re-enabled/instated will be excluded from this list. Current Trial members Community: Nissan(OD), Barnes(OD) Diablo II: None League of Legends: None Diablo 3: None Path of Exile: None StarCraft 2: Victory(OD), MrStork(OD) Halo: SvProlivij(OD), Steelshot(OD), PaulieWalnuts(OD), Stark(OD) # of unconfirmed new recruits: 8 Recruited to Division Community: Blazer12356(OD), Beermaester(OD), LancrGhost(OD), Ponzu(OD), EvilTurnip(OD) Diablo II: None League of Legends: XeroX(OD), StraitClouds(OD), StormZerith(OD), TheSavageBeasts(OD) Diablo 3: NEEKDADDYY(OD) Path of Exile: None StarCraft 2: Dreamcatcher(OD), sTatToN(OD), HEAVYSTARCH(OD) Halo: FacioSol(OD), FIip(OD), Amio(OD), Polter(OD), phoenix0fEmbers(OD), Cosette(OD), Zalvacor(OD), Blazerbeam(OD), SKath(OD), Jamesdean(OD), Donut(OD) # of successfully recruited members: 24 Disabled from Website per game Community: 6 Diablo II: 26 League of Legends: 2 Diablo 3: 4 Path of Exile: 3 StarCraft 2: 5 Halo: 11 # of total loss: 57 Names of OD members Loss Community: anyglad(OD), oblivicus(OD), sinstruck(OD), LionTamer(OD), Ghost(OD), Blazer12356(OD) Diablo II: Depor(OD), BadJon(OD), Angel31(OD), Desolation(OD), BabyStewie(OD), AlexJaneway(OD), deadfolx(OD), Devil64(OD), Huka_muka(OD), Graham(OD), Sunset(OD), t-bolt58(OD), TheMighty(OD), wolfman(OD), Koftrader(OD), Vanity(OD), Flyers(OD), randeyl(OD), FollowMe(OD), Soonduck(OD), Kannabus(OD), Endus(OD), mcfunky(OD), EkofuX(OD), TxCold(OD), Technix(OD) League of Legends: Millinko(OD), TwoMysterious(OD) Diablo 3: Nitereeper(OD), InvaderZim(OD), NEEKDADDYY(OD), EdgiestWall(OD) Path of Exile: scooter(OD), Nerf(OD), FailEmpire(OD) StarCraft 2: SpellChecker(OD), SupremeOrb2(OD), Markohfive(OD), BigFluke(OD), OOME(OD) Halo: Invecklad(OD), MySpaceTom(OD), Jurr(OD), Krumble(OD), Kyberion(OD), CyborgCervid(OD), Coldwine(OD), Haz(OD), JmanDBZ(OD), Mm0ral(OD), DaNtheMaN6651(OD) Re-enabled/reinstated members of the Month Korhal(OD), mrmrdudedude(OD), CVOutlaw(OD), unbentjarl(OD), ragg3(OD), Sabby(OD), Ghostyboii(OD), CN(OD), Reapchee(OD), BL4CKxCH4N(OD), Morgandril(OD), KiLoOn3(OD), Nark(OD), DevElements(OD), Trump(OD), LlamaMoo(OD), GodlyPrometheus(OD), batty(OD), SalinePandora(OD), LUDEMEISTER(OD), Days Since Login Stats (Approved Inactive members are excluded) 88 Members with 0 DSL 51 Members with 1 DSL 33 Members with 2 DSL 10 Members with 3 DSL 6 Members with 4 DSL 6 Members with 5 DSL 8 Members with 6 DSL 6 Members with 7 DSL 7 Members with 8 DSL 7 Members with 9 DSL 3 Members with 10 DSL 1 Member with 11 DSL 3 Members with 12 DSL 0 Members with 13 DSL 2 Members with 14 DSL 0 Members with 15 DSL Rank Count Statistics: There are currently 4 Commanders 2 Generals 3 Lieutenant Generals 1 Major General 4 Brigadier Generals 4 Colonels 2 Lieutenant Colonels 2 Majors 3 Captains 5 First Lieutenants 6 Second Lieutenants 11 Master Warrant Officer MWO5s 7 Chief Warrant Officer CWO4s 10 Chief Warrant Officer CWO3s 5 Chief Warrant Officer CWO2s 8 Warrant Officer WO1s 14 Sergeant Majors 12 First Sergeants 15 Master Sergeants 29 Sergeant First Class 64 Staff Sergeants 6 Sergeants 12 Corporals 3 Private First Class 0 Privates 0 Recruits 232 Members Gain/Loss from previous month Community: N/A Diablo II: N/A League of Legends: N/A Diablo 3: N/A Path of Exile: N/A StarCraft 2: N/A Halo: N/A @Commanders, @General, @Generals 1* - 3*, @Senior Officers, @Officers, @Warrant Officers
    6 points
  25. It's crazy to think that one year ago I joined clan OD to have people to run with in D2. When I met @Purplez(OD) and @Sassy I knew I found a home. I want to thank both of you for showing me ropes and teaching me along the way. This was before our SC2 division was resurrected so I had no plans of playing SC much, but within a couple months of being here I met @RedIce(OD) and offered to help as a co lead. We didn't really know each other so I was very grateful he gave me the opportunity. Our division has grown into something I am proud to be apart of and I am so thankful to have a concrete foundation to my new home. I wanna give a huge shout out to several other people for being there for me along the way. @JD_FKA_Xayj(OD) You have been great support and thank you for your guidance. @SuNSeT Thank you for your help in D2 and support in SC2. @Raged(OD) Even though you are not in our SC2 division, its great that you stop in to say hi, show your support, and help our members. @Froggie420(OD) Thank you for everything you do in the D2 community. @Mytho(OD) I miss you bud. When I first joined, until the time your game crashed, we did runs almost everyday. @Stardom(OD) Thank you for your support in our SC2 tournaments. @Smoken(OD) Thanks for all the runs and helping level my characters. @ZBTtarget(OD) You have put so much hard work into the D2 division and for that I thank you. @Yoshi(OD) You have been right hand man in both divisions. Thank you for all the time you put in. @Jumpmansanic(OD) You have been here since the beginning of our SC2 division and contributed in many ways such as, joining every tournament I've hosted, streaming, casting, posting on youtube, practicing with other members, and being an honest and compassionate person. @sals(OD) Thank you for all the time you've spent in discord and with the other people in our division. You're positive attitude has made our discord a great place to chill. @CAPSLOCK(OD) Ever since you have joined, our tournaments have gotten a lot more competitive. The time you spend in game, on discord, on the website, and in the forums does not go unnoticed. Thank you for everything you do. @markohfive(OD) Mark has supported us in almost every tournament we've held since his return. Thank you for supporting our tournaments and being another great person to converse with. @OGsewerat(OD) Saved the best for last. Thank you for your support in the tournaments, in discord, with helping other players achieve their goals, and getting that juicy loot. You were one of the people who motivated me to get to the level of play I am at now. If i forgot to mention you, I am sorry and I hope you don't take it personally. Thanks again to everyone who has helped me and our community along the way. Have a great weekend everyone! Rant over.
    6 points
  26. Our community has done some amazing things in the last several months since our initiative to modernize OD had begun. We've pitched in to make the move to discord a reality. We banded together to create a place of knowledge that future members will forever be able to go back to and learn the ways of our community and what it means to be a member. We've supported the growth of current and newly founded divisions and squads bringing new life into our community and reviving some old interest of members as well. I want to take the time to recognize several members of note that I've worked with closely during my return and with projects in the community recently. @Triny(OD) - You have been a pillar when it came to supporting my efforts in what ever I was choosing to do in the community. Especially and most importantly the discord transition work I've done and continue to do. Without you and the work you do and continue to do. I don't know if I the original transition would have drove me insane or not. @Raged(OD) - Raged, you were someone I carefully picked and asked to join the leadership for passion to move forward with the Halo Squad and now Division. You jumped in on your role and have been crushing it ever since. Thanks to your tireless efforts, I'm able to focus on keeping the balance of my life and get all the administrative work done for Halo and the Community as a whole. You're an invaluable member and friend to have. Thank you sir. @Zakspeeed(OD) - Zak, you are a member I did NOT expect to find in my time in. As a newer member of the division/community. You dove head first into the Events team and doubled down when we offered you the Co-Lead for the division. We can see the passion in your work and we hope you feel rewarded and recognized accordingly. You've done such an amazing job with helping our members feel at home and having something to look forward to at the end of the week. With how the world is right now. I think that's really important. @SalinePandora(OD) - Saline, my friend. While your activity since your return to the United states from Ireland has gone a bit down. You've done such an amazing job with diving right into the community and wanting to learn everything. I know you hit some speed bumps along with the way with the minecraft squad. But you always are looking for ways around them and to make sure people are having a good time. I'm hoping to see your full activity return soon when the world becomes a little less chaotic. @MelodicRose(OD) - Rose, you have always been someone I can typically count on for support as someone who rose through the ranks here with me. I'm glad that Saline has your tenured hand to help guide him with the squad. He will benefit from your experiences. I look forward to continue working with you on the social media team and to continue moving OD into the future. @Generals 1* - 3* @General @Commanders - Everyone, you all have been amazing mentors and guiding forces for not just myself but for so many of us who look to do better for the community. Thank you for breaking your backs with the activity you put in. Especially with everything going on in the world right now. Y'all deserve a pat on the back and a long earned nap.
    6 points
  27. 6 points
  28. I did it. And I will be more than happy to explain myself. But first, a lesson in history. The Discord was originally created by Ravemore (with Xayj's assistance) almost three years ago, this much is true, but he created it for OD. At the time he was trying to advocate for OD to adopt Discord as a permanent voice chat as it was becoming increasingly popular with gamers at the time. Back then, however, OD was not prepared to make a permanent switch, but we did recognize the importance that Discord had for certain games, particularly when it came to recruitment, and so we gave Ravemore permission to create an OD Discord for those Divisions that wanted to use it, which was primarily Smite at the time. Ravemore and Xayj created the Discord for OD, they wrote OD-specific rules and roles for it, and managed it as representative leaders of OD. It was never for Ravemore specifically, that is why he transferred ownership to begin with, originally to Xayj when he resigned, then Xayj transferred it to Aerineth when he temporarily resigned a year back. (And then Aerineth to me just a few days ago) So the Discord was always subject to OD rules, and those who use it are expected to abide by those rules. And that brings us to you. You may be a former member of OD but you are still a guest on our servers, you aren't presently a part of the community. We allow guests to use the features of our Clan in good faith, as long as they are civil, friendly, and follow our rules. Your actions in the last few days were decidedly not. You copied the name and avatar of one of our members to pretend to be him, and made a nuisance of yourself for several days by bothering some of our players with juvenile things like copying everything someone said. It got to the point where some of our D3 members came to me and asked me for help dealing with you. To begin with impersonating a member of OD is against the rules in itself. Even if it was supposed to be a practical prank you took it too far when you kept doing it for days. More than that, though, OD strives to be a fun and enjoyable gaming community for our players, and it's difficult to uphold that value if a troll is constantly irritating our players. If a guest is going to bother our members then, frankly speaking, they don't need to be here. Such was the case with you.
    6 points
  29. I've H A T E D this women Actually, I've not loved her at all most of his life. I've fed her lies and told her she wasn't good enough and have allowed others to tell her she isn't good enough. I've allowed her to be broken. I've allowed others to treat her disrespectfully. I've allowed her to run through brick walls and battle for others who won't even stand for her . I couldn't stop others from abandoning her but I've seen her stand up and be a light for the world and love others despite all that. I have stood paralyzed by fear while she fought battles in her mind, heart and soul. This women has failed many times as a daughter , as a sister , as a mother and as a friend because she didn't think she was worthy of self love or the love of others. She has a stubborn streak, she has scars because she has a history. s he has so, so many scars... Some people love this women , some like her , and some don't care for her at all... But she is who she is, regardless. she has done good in her life she has done not so good in her life. Every mistake, failure, trial, disappointment, success, joy and achievement has made her into who she is today. You can love her or not---but if she loves you she will do it with her whole heart. She is dramatic and sometime she is scatter-brained. she will not pretend to be who she is not. she will make no apologies for who she is. Never will she again. This women is a WARRIOR. she's not perfect, but she has a lot of WORTH. She’s UNSTOPPABLE. Gracefully broken, but beautifully standing. SHe is LOVE. SHe is LIFE. SHe is TRANSFORMATION. SHe is GRACE. SHe is BRAVE. ... and she will never stop learning,dancing or moving forward... She is ME .........
    6 points
  30. Although we have only just begun the project of redeveloping our Clan, there have already been some people who have made a pretty big difference in our first steps, and in fact a big impact in the Clan years prior that I feel deserve recognition. The efforts of the following people have been instrumental in making OD the place that it is today, and it is my privilege to award each of them OD's venerable Medal of Honor. Sassy @Sassy Your impact on the Clan over the course of the years has been pretty self-evident, being the cornerstone of our largest Division and filling the population of our Clan with so many new people, some of which have become the Officers and Generals we have today, and are receiving this medal alongside you. But it became even clearer how much of a difference you made during the time we were without you, and the noticeable void it left behind. When tragedy struck you and your family last year I was fearfully certain that it marked the end of your legacy in OD, few people in life ever recover from such a hardship. You not only picked yourself back up again, but you have returned to the Clan to support your Division and our community once more, demonstrating a level of dedication to OD that is so far beyond what any of the rest of us have had to show, and god-willing will ever need to show. I award you the Medal of Honor, and all the esteem that goes with it. PoPs @PoPs(OD) You represent one of the most level-headed of our General cadre, and I have often relied upon you for updates and explanations in a variety of circumstances in the past. I've seen you or heard about you managing a multitude of drama issues and complicated issues alike with a degree of calm and good judgement that I've come to respect. But never have you stood out more than with your recent actions, where you have fully embraced the push for modernizing OD beginning with the transition to Discord. When we first discussed the imminent transition in the Generals Meeting in December, and I talked about keeping TS up to give the D2 Division some time to overcome their reluctance of a transition, you came forward and said "We will get the whole D2 Division on Discord, we'll make sure it happens". And you did. And it cannot be understated how pivotal that has and will be to making this transition successful. For this and your many other achievements, I award you the Medal of Honor, and all the esteem that goes with it. Purplez @Purplez(OD) Although you don't have a history that is quite as extensive as some of the others receiving this medal have, the impact you have had on the Clan is easily the equal to them. Your passion towards the Clan, and your ceaseless efforts to make it better has made its mark in every aspect of the Clans development over the past couple years. The peers of your own Division have described you as being a popularity magnet, and you played an equally important role in helping the D2 Division transition to Discord. Your beaming source of inexhaustible positivity also makes for a nice contrast to the usual demeanor of our General group, which would otherwise just be a gloomy group of overly-serious bureaucrats giving each other the skeptical eye all the time. For your love and help to the community, and for representing the values of a fun gaming community, I award you the Medal of Honor, and all the esteem that goes with it. Compfreak @CompFreak(OD) Although it may not be apparent to those who don't delve deep into the workings of the community, the Clan itself has come to truly depend on you for a lot of things. Many of which are mundane things that most others normally wouldn't be eager to take on, but are nonetheless essential to running the Clan. In fact your particular brand of support for the Clan has become so particular that on more than one occasion when assessing possible changes or improvements to the Clan that involve logs, recordings, tracking, or numbers, I have found myself thinking "This is something we would probably need Compfreak's help with". Outside of that I think it can also be said that you have embraced the role of a Clan Admin to a much more serious extent than others. You are often the first to reply to any General or Admin topic, and the most consistent in providing thoughts and feedback throughout its discussion. But what is truly inspiring about you is your tenacity. Your escapades in the Clan have had some roller coaster moments, you have endured criticism, humility, lost promotions, almost every imaginable form of hardship a person can go through at some point during your history in the Clan, each one of which is an ordeal that lesser people have quit over in the past. In your case they don't even break your stride, you commit to the Clan in as dedication a fashion the day after as you did the day before. You are unwavering, and for this and your other achievements I award you the Medal of Honor, and all the esteem that goes with it. And although he doesn't qualify for the Medal of Honor, I do want to award the Meritorious Service Medal to this person in recognition for the hard work and effort he has been putting in. JD(Formerly known as Xayj) @Xayj(OD) Even though your history in OD came with a sizable gap in your activity between eras, during the times you have been active you have made some pretty noticeable impacts. In the past you had collaborated with Badboi in the creation of the committees, and originally worked alongside Ravemore in first establishing a Discord server for OD several years ago. This is the same server we are all now transitioning to, and in the process of that transition you have put the foremost effort into helping to adapt Discord to OD's needs during this era of change, and helping to facilitate a transition that is as smooth as possible for people, many of whom were already outside of their comfort zone with the switch to Discord. For both past and present efforts I award you the Meritorious Service Medal, and all the bragging rights that go with it. This year has just begun, and I have no doubt throughout the course of it there will be many more medals and moments of recognition that I will be giving out as we move through each phase of the Clans improvement. I hope the actions of these individuals will serve as an inspiration for others, and that every one of us gives it our all in the pursuit of a better tomorrow. Also, for those who are meticulous about details, I'm fully aware that the description of the Medal of Honor states that it can only be awarded to Major General or higher. I am exercising my authority as a Commander to say fuck that. Our worth is defined by our actions, not by our rank, every one of these people have earned this.
    6 points
  31. It's really very simple. Go to Overdosed.net, open your console, Click on the third party Integrations The next screen pops up: Once you hit that link to Discord, you log back in and now you are linked to the DSL reset bot on Discord Make sure your name on Discord matches your Clan OD name exactly.
    6 points
  32. Today I received a card from a member in OD with words that brought happy tears to my face not just words for myself but words for my daughter lauren And I’m going to share these words I will forever treasure this card and hold it close to my heart we definitely are friends for life even if we are miles apart and the card was beautiful thank you and the words were out this world and every word was from the heart ❤️❤️I will be forever grateful that we became great friends. @SeeD(OD) I remember the day you joined od @SuNSeT said I really like this guy he’s a good guy well he was damnright you are one the good guys that’s for sure I’m glad our paths crossed SeeD I will hold you close too I wish you all the best of luck in the world you will be a GREAT DOCTOR I have faith in you and I’m glad I was there when you wasn’t doing to good that what friends are for and I must say the only one other person that ask how you was that was sunset ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    6 points
  33. Commanders Aerineth and Badboi & Major General Ghost
    6 points
  34. 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.
    6 points
  35. 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.
    6 points
  36. 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.
    6 points
  37. 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.
    6 points
  38. 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!
    6 points
  39. Promotions aren't participation trophies, especially on tier change promotions. You have to earn the rank, and by default those who already have the rank have more weight in evaluating the members going up for that rank. These are especially important for tier change promotions between Warrant Officer and Officer, Officer and Senior Officer, and Officer to General. If we made it so that you could only -1 then you also have to remove the ability to do anything more than +1, that'd be just lopsided and nobody would ever fail, because you've taken away the system to prevent a promotion that shouldn't be happening according to the person's opinion at the time of voting. Something people should understand as well when it comes to neg voting; It's not that someone dislikes the person, or people are ganging up on a particular individual. It's intended to be a vessel to provide feedback reflective of the opinion and evidence behind the vote. You use negative votes to decide where you need improvements, and you use positive votes to determine what you're doing well. It's not personal when someone neg votes another. It's merely an evaluation of the current rank and potential future rank the member is going to. The fact that the knee jerk reaction of feeling it's personal with the neg votes is the problem in my opinion, not that people are neg voting or how much people are neg voting. Take Skooma's promotion for instance. People rallied around him and vehemently disagreed with those who negged him, to the point that we have yet another of these discussions here on the forums. It's not personal against Skooma that he was negged. The members who voted the way they did just felt he wasn't ready yet, and that's exactly what the promotion system is used for coupled with evidence and recollection of past interactions of the member up for a promotion. Also, as a side note, I've -20'd someone before and they still passed with ~20 votes above and beyond their required vote amounts. So a -20 on a single drop isn't the end of the world. Even with Skooma, there were multiple people totaling up to maybe 30 ish votes in the red.. but he still had enough to overcome it. The problem isn't with the amount being negged, it's just that people are taking it too personal. Just my 2 cents.
    5 points
  40. Thought I would come on here and share something that I am excited about since I don't really get to talk about it nearly as much as I would like. Some of you may know this but my wife and I bought a new construction about a year and a half ago. It came with a partially finished basement. There is a room that was studded out to be a bathroom. It's bear to the studs but you cannot see into it from the outside because the outside wall has drywall and there is also a door. For the better part of a year, nobody ever went in there. The only thing that was in there was a 1 piece fiberglass tub that was just sitting on the floor. We had that put in before the walls were assembled because it's impossible to fit in a room like that after the fact without tearing walls down. This is what it looked like. With the ever increasing likelihood that my wife would be working from home the rest of the year (from the basement) I thought it would be cool to finish the bathroom as a Christmas gift. But... If that were not a big enough task in itself, I would do it secretly. You see, my wife goes to bed a few hours before me each night. Further, I have recruited friends to help me with the project as well as help get her out of the house to do loud and difficult things without drawing attention. The first step was lifting the tub to install the drain for the shower. How do I do this? I cannot rotate it. I cannot lift it, there is not enough room to just craw under it. I cant really slide it? Solution: Move the tub to the ceiling! Next I cut concrete and moved the drain where I needed it! I was able to do this while Lindsey had to go to work one day and I had the day off. I also had to figure out plumbing. I had to make drawings to figure out how it would logistically fit where I needed it to. Lot's of research for something so seemingly simple. It's easy for people who do it everyday but I was confused at first. I could not drop the tub without help. So I worked on getting water lines brought into the room. I was able to do this quietly at night! Also, had never did this before. Youtube was my friend. I was also able to sneak to a friends house to help me solder a piece for the control valve for the shower. I had never done it before but it was a cool thing to learn. I then put the control valve pieces together. Next was dropping the tub. This involved getting my friend to invite my wife out for a crafts activity. EVERYTHING went wrong for them (planned) so I had a full day to do this. But before that, I had to get everything out of the room. It was packed full of stuff. So many things! I also had a friend join me to drop the tub. It was not easy. After that, a friend came over for a board game night. We knew Lindsey would go to bed early which lead to the real reason they came over. To help me run electrical. We ran the switches to the light fixture and for the vent fan. I forgot to take pictures of this. Was not that exciting. I also had started picking out a bunch of stuff for the bathroom. Tile, light fixtures, paint, vent fan stuff like that. Keep in mind, there are two things that I cannot stress enough. 1.) I have no idea what I am fucking doing. Everything I do involves a bunch of youtube and consultation from people to figure stuff out. 2.) Lindsey still has no idea! It's a lot of work keeping all of this secret! Okay, the most recent thing has been installing drywall with the help of a friend. Once again, someone got Lindsey out of the house and basically held her captive for 8 hours for us to get the drywall installed. Over the next couple days, a friend was sneaking into the house around 10PM after Lindsey went to bed and helping put on coats of mud and leaving around 1am. Today, I just finished sanding the mud, it was unbelievably messy! It was during the installation of the drywall that Lindsey started to get a little suspicious. She said she thought she knows what I am getting her for christmas. She had noticed that I had left a couple tools out! Dangit! Anyhow, she told me that she thought I was making a blanket ladder for her. For those that don't know, it's basically a small decorative ladder you have in your house to hold and organize blankets. HA! This was perfect! Guess why? I told her that she was right and the only reason I wanted to come clean was that I am about to paint it. When I paint it, she will be able to smell it and the gig will be up so she might as well tell me what color she wants. Genius right? Now, I can paint the bathroom and draw no suspicion. I am having my parents buy her a blanket ladder for christmas :). In the next week, I need to prime the room (tomorrow), lay the flooring (start tomorrow), paint (Sunday/Monday), install the toilet and sink (Tuesday), install the light fixture, fan vent, towel bar and those small things (Wednesday). Catch up on anything I don't finish on Thursday in time to show the room off for a Christmas surprise! I will still have to go back and finish trim work but there is no way for me to get that in before Christmas. Also, the mirror wont get in until mid January. Anyhow, this is just something I am really excited about. I could go into further detail about the lengths I have gone to cover my trail like disabling wifi so cameras cannot be used, disabling our ring doorbell at specific times to let people in and out of the house, playing movies on the main floor so she cant hear me in the basement. I could also go into much further detail with all the nuisances of things that really screwed me up and slowed me down but this post is already probably long enough. Anyhow, thank you for taking the time to share in my story! 12/20/20 Edit: Was almost able to finish 2 coats of primer today but I ran out of primer about 80% of the way through the 2nd coat. I will have to find an excuse to run out and grab some more tomorrow morning and hopefully get it up with plenty of time to dry so I can get the first coat of paint up tonight. 12/21 edit: Got more primer to put on a second coat. Bought trim. Painted everything. Installed light, vent and vent light. Started getting ready to lay flooring. 12/22 edit: I think I finished the flooring. I’m worried I may of screwed up, it just doesn’t seem right. I found out my vanity won’t work. I did not think it out. It doesn’t have floor access for the drain and has a bottom drawer. This is a critical mistake and I’m not sure if I can fix this before Christmas. I’m very upset and am going to bed sweaty and stressed. If I fall asleep now I’ll get 4 hours of sleep. Sadly, that won’t happen. 12/23 Edit: Today was likely the most frustrating day of the build. Lack of sleep and complications have really tested my limits. I found a way to make the vanity work by cutting a hole in the shelf and modifying the drawer (not 100% sure on the plan of action yet but I accepted that it will be something I can and will work around - probably shorten the drawer). For installation, I took it out. I connected the water supply, dropped the counter/sink and got everything hooked up, including the faucet. Only thing missing is the drain connection. It was like a puzzle I could not figure out. I am hoping some sleep will bring clarity. I moved on to the toilet. This was very very very difficult. The elbow that supports the drain was actually sitting proud of the concrete which is bad for a variety of reasons. It made cutting the drain to the floor much harder but it also meant I had to modify my toilet flange as well because it would not fit otherwise. They really screwed me on this part of my house. Anyhow, all I ended up getting done here is screwing the toilet flange to the floor and seeing what the toilet looks sitting on top. On the bright side, I did go shopping today and got a shower rod, shower liner, shower curtain, towels, hand towels, rugs, trash bin, and soap dispenser. That should really bring the room together and make it pop. I could not find 3 gang light switches with the right finish. That was a bummer, I might have to order them. Also, my mirror wont be here till late January. I still have to connect the sink drain, attach the toilet to the floor and set it all up, do all trim work including baseboard, quarter round and door trim. I also have to thoroughly clean the shower from all the mud and paint. I then have to caulk everywhere around the shower and all over the trim work and do touch up paint. I also have to attach the towel rack, hand towel holder, toilet paper holder. I have to install faceplates for the outlet and the switches. I also have to install a carpet to vinyl transition strip in the doorway. I also have to modify the drawer on the vanity so it can close. I also need to install a door stop. If you're wondering why I am now going into such detail, half of this is for my own benefit because I cannot keep track of everything anymore. 12/25 edit i didn’t post yesterday cause I was up till 4am and running on fumes. It’s going on 4 again this night but at least I got some sleep under my belt. so let’s start with yesterday. I got the plumbing set up for the sink. I modified the rear of the drawer by moving it forward 3 inches so the drawer could shut with the drain behind it. I set the toilet but found I had the wrong water supply line. My friend came over and installed a towel rack, hand towel hold and tp holder. He also swapped out the face plates for the switches. Found out I bought the wrong faceplate for the plug. I also started installing trim. Today I woke up and ran to the hardware store to get the right water supply line, the right faceplate for the plug, a masonry bit and curtain rings. Then later that night I installed the baseboard and casing for the door. I installed water line for the toilet. I hung up the curtain. My buddy came over again and he moved the tp holder to a better spot and he cleaned the tub. We also caulked the shower and trim. We also gave the room a good cleaning and threw all my towels, soap dish, rugs and stuff in the room. Please enjoy the pictures. I’ll update one last time to share my wife’s reaction to the event.
    5 points
  41. October 2020 Day Since Login Report The intent is to inform any member of the progression of their division/clan. Any member disabled for this following month and re-enabled/instated will be excluded from this list. New recruit information Current trial members on-hand Community: 1 Diablo II: 0 League of Legends: 0 Diablo 3: 0 Path of Exile: 0 World Of Warcraft: 4 StarCraft 2: 1 Halo: 7 # of unconfirmed new recruits: 13 ---------------------- Successfully recruited to an division Community: Nissan(OD), Druma(OD), Diablo II: n/a League of Legends: n/a Diablo 3: n/a Path of Exile: n/a World Of Warcraft: Vause(OD) StarCraft 2: Aced(OD), MrStork(OD), Victory(OD), EthexC(OD), Halo: Rarely(OD), QazCable(OD), sneakynicolas(OD), CyberNinja(OD), Ased(OD), GnomeKing(OD), DBZfan077(OD), Peak(OD), PaulieWalnuts(OD), Steelshot(OD) # of successfully recruited members: 17 ---------------------- Disablement information Disabled from Website per game Community: 4 Diablo II: 12 League of Legends: 4 Diablo 3: 4 Path of Exile: 1 World Of Warcraft: 0 StarCraft 2: 8 Halo: 4 # of total loss: 37 ---------------------- Names of OD members Loss Community: Beermaester(OD), Zalvacor(OD), Ponzu(OD), Zachery(OD), Diablo II: Snowboardin(OD), Bambii(OD), spark2many(OD), Finrir(OD), Goatboy(OD), RyanW(OD), smoothJoe(OD) , IRun(OD), BioShock(OD), Kuro(OD) , Trump(OD), Grey(OD) League of Legends: mrmrdudedude(OD) , HoesBeTrippin(OD), Rapter500(OD), Keplin(OD), Diablo 3: EdgiestWall(OD), TyronePowers(OD), Kohryu(OD), Azzuryon(OD) Path of Exile: DevElements(OD) World Of Warcraft: n/a StarCraft 2: sTatToN(OD), Larson(OD), LUDEMEISTER(OD), Horus(OD), TitanPrometheus(OD), SwissCheese(OD), Dreamcatcher(OD), DrWeasel(OD) Halo: Birdman6666(OD), Sv.Prolivije(OD), Jamesdean(OD), ragg3(OD) ----------------------- Re-enabled/reinstated members of the Month: Eeryleader(OD), Xon(OD), Freight(OD), Kudsavage(OD), InvaderZim(OD) , GamerGoth(OD), SupremeOrb2(OD), Carmar4(OD), Thyrst(OD), TxCold(OD) , Hathi(OD) , Tmac(OD), Gravity(OD), iamtrying(OD), FUZION(OD), bear(OD), Larson(OD), dagger(OD), inferorumcanis(OD), ItsSteve(OD), Solstis(OD), crazy_charles(OD) # of reenabled/ reinstated members: 22 ---------------------- Current Members by Game Community: 30 ↓2 Diablo II: 67 ↓12 League of Legends: 31 ↓4 Diablo 3: 17 ↓4 Path of Exile: 11 ↓1 World Of Warcraft: 6 ↑1 StarCraft 2: 26 ↓4 Halo: 41 ↑6 @Commanders, @General, @Generals 1* - 3*, @Senior Officers, @Officers, @Warrant Officers
    5 points
  42. I finally got my setup back and life is not as crazy as it once was so I finally get to say I am returning! 🙂
    5 points
  43. Here are the others, as soon as I got out of work as promised. Boy, am I tired lol. I'll tell you this thou... I'm REALLY IN LOVE WITH HOW THESE CAME OUT!! 😄
    5 points
  44. one was rather drunk last night not got out of bed yet ouch my head lol 😂
    5 points
  45. The holiday season is a joyful time for a lot of people, but there's those that are going through rough times. If you take a moment to make somebody else's life brighter, or try to put a smile on somebody's face it can only make your own day a happier one. Be kind to on another. Life is too short to waste on being grumpy, rude or downright mean. Let's hear how you "paid it forward" by being kind or creating a smile instead of a frown! My own little story was pretty simple. I was at the dollar store right around the corner from my house. When I entered the store, there was an elderly lady standing at the front by the registers waiting with a few things in a shopping cart. When I was checking out, I noticed she was still standing there. The clerks were asking her if she was able to get in touch with her ride. The woman was shaking her head saying no. So I took a chance and asked, ma'am do you need a ride? It turns out, she only lived a couple of blocks from the store so I drove her home and took her packages inside for her. She was so grateful-- trying to give me money, asking me if I wanted some cookies. It was just a small thing, but it put a smile on both of our faces.
    5 points
  46. Overall, I am thankful for my family and the unending amount of love they give to me, even when I'm two hours away and have basically been MIA for the past 3 months due to school. I am thankful for being able to even attempt to further my education, I'm a first generation college student,.. and I will be thankful when I get that diploma in my hands after all this chaos. I am thankful for the time I have spent in OD, though it has been diminishing quickly as of late for many reasons - OD will always have a special place in my heart and I will always be grateful that I met a lot of you. I am thankful for making it to 22, wew! I'm thankful to gaming in general for plopping a great set of friends from my home state into my life, ultimately blossoming a beautiful relationship with someone, that is already shaping my future after school. *hm* I have too many things that I am thankful for. It's taken me a very long time to reach a point in my life where I am happy with where I am and where I came from, so I think about this stuff a lot 🙂 The last few years have been a mess for me and I'm blessed to have been surrounded by people who have held me up when I wanted to give up completely. *end sappy Kaitlyn* P.S., @Purplez(OD) your picture seems to be slightly broken..
    5 points
  47. Fact @Aerineth(OD) dropped -25 on me once Fact I passed without making a situation out of it, Blowin out of proportion seemed to happen and it wasnt even a tier changing rank Lets just sweep this under the rug with the rest of my bad ideas
    5 points
  48. I can 100% assure you, that not a single General or Commander for that matter, had been exempt of "losing face" as you describe it. It is common, and it's almost an untold requirement to climb up ranks. The only difference in what makes a good leader and what doesn't, is the way you handle such key moments. You have the ability to turn something bad, into something helpful for you, something admiring, and turn the public spotlight to let everyone know you have an admirable way of handling any type of situation, and only then, you will gain the trust from even those that you were expecting to do the opposite. Always remember, possibilities are always in your hands, and you came to a place where you have exceptionally understanding leaders, so, my advice is for you to take good advantage from it, and turn a moment of shame, into a moment of respect.
    5 points
  49. 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.
    5 points
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