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    • vVv Bagzli

      Changes to the Application Process   08/03/2016

      Hello Everyone!   I'm creating this announcement to inform every vVv applicant that I have introduced a few short-term goals that we all will be working toward accomplishing over the next few weeks. One of these goals directly affects your application process.  If you would like to read the full post in detail, and maybe learn a little about me, follow this link. The TL;DR of why I'm addressing this announcement to you is to inform you that our application process will be undergoing a few dramatic changes that will affect your application. vVv Gaming wants to be as transparent as possible when it comes to what changes our Staff team makes and why. We will be changing the applications themselves as well as how they work. Our community wants and needs a larger say in who is accepted and who isn't. We also want to encourage community interaction as much as possible. With these changes, we are wanting to allow members the ability to give constructive criticism to applicants, provide the opportunity for applicants to interact with members and other applicants that they normally may not, and open a platform for discussion and the sharing of ideas. With the reimplementation of the Endorsement System, vVv Gaming is looking to give the power back to our Members and put the fate of the Applicant (and their application!) in their own hands. Applicants will need to receive 5 endorsements from current vVv Members (Staff endorsements work as well!) to earn their pre-interview. If an Applicant fails to receive a new endorsement every 3 weeks the application will be closed. Full details on how the Endorsement System works can be found through this link. Because we are introducing new application forms and a different way of how the application process works, we will be closing all currently open applications. Once the new application forms are posted, all applicants that had an application open during this time will be able to immediately reopen their applications. This means that those applicants do not need to wait 30 days as the new rule states, this will be a one-time exception due to circumstances under which these applications were closed. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message. I apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause. Thank you for your patience and your enthusiasm for joining vVv Gaming!
    • vVv Bagzli

      We have moved to Discord   08/04/2016

      There has been a strong desire among the community to migrate to Discord for quite some time. As of today, our community will be using Discord and as a result, we will no longer be actively using our TeamSpeak Server.  The TeamSpeak server will temporarily stay active to help inform all of our move to Discord. Within the next couple of months, it will be shut down completely.  For a quick invite to our new Discord server, you can click here.  
      For a full detailed guide visit http://www.vVv-Gaming.com/Discord
    • vVv Bagzli

      vVv Gaming Presents: ADL Season 10!   08/12/2016

      TL;DR: Season 10 of the vVv Gaming LoL ADL begins Friday, August 19th @9pm EST/6pm PST! Discord Info              Just be on Discord at the check in time and have a level 30 with at least 16 champions to participate! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ vVv Gaming has had a long history in competitive e-sports; and, while the LCS may be a long way off for the organization, we can still participate in semi-competitive LoL activities as a community. The ADL has, and will continue to be, our main way to achieve this. However, let’s be honest, the ADL has had a rough time over the past few seasons. This comes from both participant enjoyment, as well as coordination and structuring of the event as a whole. While I do not plan on completely fixing the system from the start, I do believe that there are some short (and long) term changes that can make the experience better for everyone: ·         We are keeping participation points for this season, as well as the Elo ranking system used for previous seasons. ·         We will have people recruiting more in the game from the community, and attempt to bring more LoL community members to the discord that we feel would be good for the vVv community. ·         We will be implementing new rules for the drafting phase. Some of these rules will be introduced as the season progresses and are covered below. ·         Unfortunately, at this point in time, there is no information regarding a prize. If a viable prize method/opportunity comes about in the future, current season winners will be rewarded retroactively. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rules and Details (Read if new):          Nights will consist of two matches per night. You must be able to attend both games (Don’t be that guy, play it out).          Be on Discord NO LATER than 8:55pm EST/5:55pm PST for Check In. This will be slowly changed to 8:45pm EST as the season progresses. We want the drafting phase this season to be as smooth as possible.  We want to give people time to announce their roles before hand.           Check in will happen in the ADL Check In Discord Channel BEFORE players move to the regular ADL channel, and at 9:00pm EST people will move to channels matching their Dynamic Queue rank. Missing the check-in deadline means that you will not be able to participate that night and will not receive a participation point.          During the Check In, participants will announce their top 3 preferred roles for a staff member to place in a spreadsheet (Discord does not allow for your descriptions to be changed, that I am aware of).          Have a level 30 account, at least 16 champions, and be ready to have some fun!          Additional Questions? Contact vVv Eternal or vVv Yui        The ADL will last for 10 weeks this season, there will then be a three-week break before the next season starts (Currently scheduled for Nov. 11, 2016).        Cheating or Smurfing in the ADL is not permitted. Anyone caught doing either of these this will be suspended from the ADL, no exceptions. Cheating will result in a permanent suspension, smurfing will result in a 5-week suspension.  New Drafting Process: So, in previous seasons of the ADL, the highest ranked players were given the priority in being team captains for any given night. While this was not a bad system, it did leave some players feeling left out over the course of the season. That being said: ·         Highest ranked players will no longer be automatically chosen as the team captain. ·         Team captains will be chosen by the number of participation points that a player has (you earn 1 point for each night you attend, REGARDLESS of whether or not you are picked). ·         No player can be captain more than once every 4 weeks (depending on overall participation). ·         The first weekend will have captains from an arbitrary division and lower. So here is my logic (bear with me). With some outlying cases, most of the team captains would pick from highest available skill in a role down, until all of the top players (and a few peoples friends) were picked. I don’t expect this to change at all; however, this allows for both new and lower skill level players and community members, as well as frequent participants, to always have a shot at playing. They also get the benefit of knowing (eventually) in advance that they will be captains. Additional Information: I would like to try and address the speed of the drafting process. For now, the primary way of doing this will be the check-in time; however, if another feasible method is suggested, any changes will be updated in this section. After the Games: ·         Players will join the winning team's discord channel, and all players will be given feedback if they desire it. ·         Players may also provide criticism and suggestions for the ADL. (We are still seeking to improve the event if the community desires it) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More Darn Rules ·         Teams will still be matched by alphabetical order of Discord channel for the time being. ·         The winner of the first match will play the winner of the second (both matches are played out simultaneously), and the same goes for the losing teams. ·         The higher team alphabetically will be chosen to be on the blue side for the first game, and the lower team will get blue side when the second game is played. Leaving/AFK: If someone leaves a game for any reason and does not reconnect, they will be given a 2-night suspension from the ADL. The player may appeal the suspension with an ADL Staff member if there was a legitimate reason for the disconnect. However, all appeals must happen at least 24 hours before the next ADL event. You also may only appeal a disconnect once per season. Pausing: Players may pause the game for UP TO 10 minutes if a player on their team is having connection issues. PLAYERS MUST INFORM AN ADL STAFF MEMBER IF A GAME IS PAUSED. If the reason cannot be resolved in 10 minutes, the team whose player disconnected will concede the match. If the enemy team agrees, they may also use their 10-minute pause to give the other team more time. Teams only get two pauses per game. Replacement Players: Player replacement will be handled the same as in previous seasons. A player may be replaced by another player of the same rank or lower, provided both teams agree to the replacement. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ So that’s it folks.  Thank you for sticking through the whole announcement, we understand it is somewhat lengthy, however the information had to be provided.  You are now ready for the 10th season of the ADL! If you have any questions feel free to contact vVv Eternal     See you on Friday, August 19th at 8:55pm EST/6:00pm PST!     ADL Staff: vVv Eternal   To join the discussion click here!  
    • vVv Bagzli

      vVv Gaming Returns: Community Game Nights! (CGNs)   08/15/2016

      Rocket League Community Game Nights (CGN) with vVv Gaming are back starting on Monday, August 22nd!  These CGNs will allow teams and individual Rocketeers to continue to bring their A game and level up their gaming skills in two unique events each week! Whether the goal is to improve teamwork, find suitable opponents, or just acquire valuable feedback on how to improve one’s game-play, these events will help accomplish just that! Mondays will continue to be our draft night and due to your feedback, we will be returning to a format of random captains with the ability to opt out of being a captain. Wednesdays will continue to be a night for pre-made 3v3 teams. Supersonic Series Season 4 is happening and we will be announcing information on that and the start date at a later time.   Monday Night Draft
      When: 9PM  EST (6PM PST)  Check-in starts at 8:30PM EST and closes at 8:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Discord Server  (https://discord.gg/p44AjNf)  Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Captains are chosen at random and each captain picks their team-mates. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister on the day of the tournament to register.  While signing up you will be able to volunteer to be a captain.  If there are more volunteer captains than the total number of tea`ms, the captains will be picked at random from the pool of volunteers.  If there are not enough volunteer captains, then the remaining number of captains needed will be chosen at random from the remainder of players.  Captains will take turns picking their teammates in a “snake-style” (A, B, C, C, B, A) draft until all teams have 3 players each. Participating with friends is encouraged, however, there is no guarantee that you will be on the same team. The captain’s name will be entered into the Challonge bracket and will be used to represent their team.  Voice channels will be created for each of the teams on our Discord server.
          Wednesday Night Teams (Games are counted towards Power Rankings!)
      When: 9:00 PM  EST (6:00 PM PST)  Check-in starts at 8:30 PM EST and closes at 8:45 PM EST
      Where: vVv Discord Server  (https://discord.gg/p44AjNf)  Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Teams are pre-made by the players. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister on the day of the tournament to register.
        Participating as an individual: After filling out the signup form you will be in a free-agent pool available to fill up spot a team might need or you will be placed on a team with others who have signed up individually. Check-ins will be 15-30 minutes before the start time so we can get everyone organized. A team may contact you to play with them before the event starts.  We also encourage you to talk with any other free agents signed up to form a team!
        Participating as a team: After filling out the signup form above, your team is all set. All you need to do is show up in the discord server during the check-in time.  If you are seeking a third player for the evening, you can view the list of free agent players signed up at http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister and contact them to be part of your team for the evening. If you are unable to acquire a third team member on you own, then please show up on the Discord server at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting and we will assign you a third team member if one is available for the duration of the night.   Click here to join the discussion!
    • vVv Bagzli

      August Chopping List   08/20/2016

      As I have stated when I became the president, I will be removing all inactive members from vVv Gaming.  I have given everyone 3 weeks to reach out to me and get in touch with me.  Some have reached out and decided not to vVv members anymore, due to time constraints and other reason.s  Some reached out and promised they would take certain action to show they want to be members but it did not happen, and lastly, some have never reached out to me at all.  I really wish that things could be different, but as it stands the following people are being removed from vVv Gaming.  We wish them the best of luck with their future endeavours and hope to see them come back to us one day.   The following is a list of donor members who will be returned to Donor rank on the forum, but will no longer be vVv Members. vVv Brocco vVv Koala vVv Krewel vVv Rising Dawn   The following is a list of vVv Members being returned to normal forum rank. vVv Acai28 vVv AmpeD vVv Arkaine vVv Blazek vVv Buzz vVv Cherp vVv Cr0nus vVv Deadaim vVv Falcodile vVv Matchu vVv Oriklad vVv ShySluShy vVv SilverSpoon vVv Spike vVv TyTy vVv UkogMonkey vVv Zeeb

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  1. Just let me know what role you need filled and I'll move the appropriate character, gear is not an issue for me
  2. I have (pretty much) every class in at least full 198 set pieces, more comms than I could spend this year and have done every boss on pre-nerf NiM in all 3 roles (except HM Revan which I've only DPS'd). If something's missing from the group, let me know, and I'll make arrangements to have a character there. I likely can't commit to regular raiding (#lawschoolproblems), but I can probably fill in.
  3. Have you settled on a schedule? I'll move something over if it fits my availability, which is kinda wonky for the next few months (and if you'll have me, of course).
  4. My PT is named Tenebrat on Harbinger. I have like 25 60s though, so I can move something if needed.
  5. I still play SWTOR very casually (mostly for rated PvP), I think I have a 60 PT on Harb (probably not geared, but meh) and I've cleared everything, so if you ever need a body for something, let me know. Game's pretty good until you run out of content.
  6. All 3 healers are viable in PvE end game, mercs pair well with Assassin tanks.
  7. The only viable PvP Healers are Operatives.
  8. Since a lot of people are playing for the first time, or rerolling a new toon, I'd figure I'd try to put together a very basic overview for leveling efficiently. I'll try to go level by level, but if you are playing as a Free to Play Account, you won't be getting the subscriber XP bonus, so you may tend to be a tad behind the guide, so if that's the case, just grab some extra quests, run an extra level-appropriate flashpoint or two here and there, and play a few PvP matches and you'll be right on track. I highly recommend you do not skip the lore and story scenes, it's well worth it to watch them! Some very minor spoilers may lie within. Some general points that are very important: Make sure you do the bonus quests for every quest you do that is level appropriate. They are often worth more than the quest itself and don't require deviating from the questing areas often, if ever. Make sure you log out in a rest area (most convenient is usually the fleet). Being rested grants you double experience for mob kills. Stop and kill any elite at your level or 2-3 above you, they are worth nearly as much as a minor quest and take less than 30 seconds to kill most of the time. Unless you are leveling as a group, I recommend that you quest in your AOE DPS spec (you can change this at any time on fleet, or purchase a character perk with a legacy level requirement and credits to allow you to change this at any time, anywhere). The AOE DPS specs are Rage for Marauders and Juggernauts, Madness for Sorcerers and Assassins, Lethality for Operatives (once you are able to get corrosive grenade), Engineering or Lethality for Snipers, Advanced Prototype for Powertechs, and Arsenal for Mercenaries. These specs allow you to kill most mob packs quickly, allowing you to complete "Kill X" and "Gather X" quests expediently. Complete your flashpoint and PvP dailies every day, without exception. They grant considerably more XP/time than planet questing, and you can queue for them from anywhere. And now a very general overview of where you should be, by level: Levels 1-15: Levels 1-10 are pretty straightforward. Follow your class quest, grab every quest you can find on your starter planet, and complete them. You will get a few heroics, that, if people don't happen to be around looking to group for them, can be very difficult. Skip them until you get your first companion, at which point even the Heroic 4 quests should be fairly easy. Once you complete your class story, you will be told to go to the Fleet. Before you go, make sure that you are either level 10 or within roughly 2000 experience of getting there. Upon your arrival on the fleet, there will be some mission terminals that let you acquire your crew skills. Make sure to talk to each crew skill trainer, you get a large amount of XP for your level. Grab your first companion quest from your companion in the cantina for some more quick XP. At this point you should be, at least, level 10. Choose your advanced class, and hit the Priority terminal, Combat Training Terminal, and Supplies Terminal. Each of these will give you some introductory quests. Complete them, and the dailies they unlock. At this point you should be nearing level 13. If you are below level 13, do a few extra runs of Black Talon (there are almost always people looking to run the flashpoint!) until you are. You should leave the fleet for the first time between level 13 and 15. Levels 15-20 Upon arrival on Dromund Kaas, you'll be given an option to take a speeder directly to your next class quest. I suggest that you take the long way and walk down the hill into the jungle, grabbing all the quests along the way. You'll gain at least a level or so, and get some map exploration that will help later. By the time you arrive in Dromund Kaas proper, you should be roughly level 15-16. Do the fetch quests around the city, and head to your class quest. The class quest from here will hand-hold you through the rest of the planet, which should wrap up around level 19 or 20. Levels 20-22 Balmorra. There is a reason you are over-leveled compared to this planet's recommendation. Nearly everyone who has leveled through here more than once hates it, and rightly so. There is a lot of walking, and not a great quest density. If you are looking solely to level efficiently, you will want to simply do your class quests, ignore side quests, and get off of the planet as quickly as possible. You should have leveled enough on your time through the end of Balmorra, so make a pit stop on the fleet to grab some new gear with your planetary commendations and hit the Supplies terminal for a new Flashpoint daily. Queue for it while you continue onwards. Levels 22-25 Nar Shaddaa. Arguably the coolest planet in SWTOR. Let the class quest hold your hand and bring you hub to hub. Do all the quests you can, especially the bonuses. Mob density is high, but they generally don't block travel paths, which makes Nar Shaddaa an excellent place to grind and over-level a little. Make sure you do as much as you can here, and if you overlevel a bit, that's a good thing. Once you're all done here, back to the fleet again, check if you can pick up any new dailies (or maybe it's a new day so you get a fresh set!), and spend some comms on some gear for yourself and your companion. Note: After this point, the level you are can start to vary depending on how much rested XP you've been using, how many dailies you've done, and how many "out of the way" mobs you've killed. It shouldn't be too far off, but don't be alarmed if you're a bit ahead (skip some sidequests, or save your XP lead and keep questing hard for the upcoming full planet skip) or behind (grind a little, do some extra PvP or Flashpoints). Levels 26-32 Tattooine! As Star Wars as Star Wars can get. If you're a lore lover, you'll have a field day here. Do the planetary quest (picked up in the spaceport), some side quests that you move past, the heroics if you can find a group, and, of course, your class quest. You should be just about level 30 or 31 when you finish all that, but before you leave, pick up the bonus series at the spaceport! It's a whole new quest chain with sidequests (every planet has a bonus series, but most require backtracking or are inefficient as far as XP/time). Do the chain and you should be roughly level 34. Levels 32-34 Here's where you can get a little creative with your leveling. You're headed to Alderaan. You can choose to do just your class quest (much like Balmorra), you can do the class quest and main planetary story line, or you can do the class quest, planet quest, and some extra sidequests (make sure they're at least green in your quest log). This should leave you anywhere from level 33-35. Now is a really good time to spend all those planetary comms you have when you head back to fleet. Levels 35-36 Taris. Ugh. Taris is the bane of efficient leveling. It's slow, mob dense, and not all that rewarding. However, the planet quest leads you to discover some AWESOME lore, so if you're interested in the story definitely do that. If not, grab your class quest, power through it, and get out. This is the main planet that power levelers skip. Levels 36-39 Quesh. Quesh Quesh Quesh! This planet is awesome. It's got a great storyline, awesome design, and best of all, it's small. All the quests are near each other, the mobs are well placed, and everything is lovely. Do every single quest here. It's an absolute XP goldmine. You're now getting pretty up there in levels as well, so the BP/Foundry Flashpoint quest chain should be available. It's awesome lorewise and great XP. Do that as soon as you can. Levels 39-41 Hoth. Land of the tauntauns. Let your class quest drag you hub-to-hub, but don't venture too far off the beaten path. There are opposite faction level 50+ zones and world bosses floating around, so be careful. Hoth is pretty easy to get around, quests are basic and rewarding, and once again, the design and storyline are really really great. Enjoy the nice XP gains, and head back to the fleet to re-gear and prepare for your next planet. Levels 41-45 Belsavis. Lore, lore, lore, and more lore. My personal favorite planet. Do all the quests, especially the area ones that pop up as you move hub-to-hub. The XP gain here is really, REALLY good. Enjoy the story, and we're pulling into the home stretch of leveling. As an Imperial don't go all the way North, scary world boss + Republic daily area = sad lowbie Imp. Levels 45-47 Voss. The quests here are long, but well worth your time. Do the planet quest (unless you end up outleveling it), your class story, and a few sidequests. This is a heavy world PvP planet, so be careful (or enjoy ganking the filthy Pubs). If you are level 47 at this point, go pick up the quest "Crystal Ball" from an NPC on the fleet. This is a quest intended for the "old" elder game where the level cap was 50. By doing this full quest chain and the side quests (which become dailies), you should hit level 50. If you are not level 47, or don't hit 50 at the end of the Crystal Ball quest, head to Corellia, and finish your class quest. If you did Ilum, you should be 50 or 51, and if not, you should be 47 to go do Ilum. You shouldn't need to do the planet or side quests, but they are pretty cool story-line wise, so don't skip them if you've been following the galactic story. Now that you're level 50, the game changes quite a bit depending on what you have available. Use your planetary comms to get the best gear you can, and it's time to start prepping for the elder game at 55. The easiest way to do this is to go to Makeb (which has a lead-in quest on fleet and on your ship). Follow the Makeb storyline, grabbing the sidequests (which become dailies after you complete them once). At the end of Makeb, you should have a nice amount of basic commendations (which buy introductory level raiding gear) and be very near level 55. If you do hit 55 here, you're all done. Go run dailies to get some level 55 gear and be ready to raid! If Makeb doesn't get you to 55, though, don't fret. The rest of the grind is really easy. You can get together with some friends or PUGs and do some Hard Mode Flashpoints (Level 50) or Level 50 Story Mode Operations. Between a few of those and a game or two of PvP (with the daily) you should ding 55! Let me know if anything is unclear or you need specific advice about any of this at any point.
  9. PvE Juggernauts are generally tanks (though their Vengeance spec is competitive DPS, but not tier 1). In PvP, all 3 specs of the Juggernaut are fantastic. For a DPS Warrior, you would generally roll a Marauder, which has 2 very, very strong specs for PvE and for PvP. One marauder is (nearly) a requirement for any raid group because of their utility skills (Bloodthirst and Predation).
  10. While I didn't play WoW, from what I've been told, Immortal Juggs are pretty much Prot Warriors, and Deception Assassins/Concealment Operatives are similar to Rogues (though neither Deception nor Concealment are viable for PvE right now).
  11. I've been progression raiding on Pot5, currently in the US First Guild, I hold a 2000 rating in ranked PvP and every timed title run, so please use me as a resource. I'll be glad to send a toon over and help out with anything though. I honestly can't commit too much time to the guild or anything, since my play time is very limited by law school (I pretty much sign on, stream our raid, and get off, squeeze in a bit of PvP here and there) but I play every class at a progression level these days, and have every Imperial class at 55, and some Pubs at or near 55, so whatever I can do to help, let me know. Awesome to know there's interest in playing again.
  12. AP Soraka (or Soraka with AP champ bot, see that GPL game or the LCS game, the teams escape me, but it's cool with Nidalee) are the only times I'm not furious to see a Soraka on my team.
  13. And now all I can think of "so all I'll have to do is 1h~~~~6+h".
  14. Very snowbally. Very weak early before her reckoning halves your health, play something than can get on her early and dont ever let her get big and she's fine. That said, very very strong right now.