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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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  2. http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/champion-update-ryze-rune-mage
  3. That gif... looks like he's getting a bj LOL
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  5. Any reason for going the Pentium route over an i5 right now? If it's a budgetary concern it might make more sense to just wait, chips at that level aren't hugely more expensive than each other (a low-end i5 is roughly twice the cost of that Pentium chip). It's a real hastle to replace a CPU considering the order everything needs to go into the case: CPU into Mobo Cooling solution onto Mobo Mobo onto case PSU onto mobo Expansion cards that you'll have to remove while you work with the CPU Consider if it's worth holding off to avoid having to go through all that again, cleaning off the cooler when you replace the processor, reapplying thermal paste, and then putting everything back in the case. RAM seems low for a 64 bit system. Even on a low-spec system I'd go for at least 8-16 GB. Windows 10 recommended specs for 64-bit says that the OS alone will take up 2GB so you will run out fast. Also your mobo supports clock speeds at 1600 but that RAM chip is only specced at 1333 so it's not optimal. If it's a cost thing it should still work though. How old are the disks and what is your backup solution? Check the MTBF from the manufacturer to make sure they are still reliable. Sadly 60 GB isn't enough to install any/many games on, although it will help your OS load times. What is your current monitor setup? You might need a DVI-to-HDMI adapter if you have two monitors on DVI currently. You can use a PSU calculator to determine power consumption needs: http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html?name=Power-Supply-Wattage-Calculator&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleKWLess&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleKWLess-_-DSA-_-CategoryPages-_-NA&gclid=Cj0KEQjw1cS6BRDvhtKL89em1oIBEiQAtZO5x0VT-Ad2L1KzQ_H1J3NhDOltoIYl_8qVMm7NwytjAqYaAtpR8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/ - much more customizable You don't list an optical drive. They aren't really needed nowadays with everything being digital, but just wanted to check and make sure you left it out on purpose. Even Blu-Ray burners are pretty cheap though. Finally, how much do you want to end up upgrading this thing later? That mobo only has 2 RAM slots which is fairly limiting.
  6. To elaborate a bit on my post, I went so far as to change up my champion pool to mechanically much simpler champs (Darius helped me climb from Silver 4/5 to Silver 2, Garen from Silver 2/3 to Silver 1, and WW for that last stretch into gold). When you play simple champions you notice how much of an impact every missed skillshot has. You notice what's going on around the map because you aren't focused on winning trades or mechanically outplaying anyone. You notice when you're behind in CS more and when/why you get behind. You notice when you're overextended without vision more and why you were ganked. You notice what the team is doing that allowed the enemy team to send five top and murder you. Etc. Also you want to go out and look at all the tools out there available for you to learn what is good. You need to find winrates for champions in various roles in your ELO. Op.gg provides a very good overview of champion statistics for each ranked ELO and can be narrowed down by server. Champion.gg provides information on where people are typically taking a champion and how people are building them/what the highest winrate build is on a champion including runes and masteries. Probuilds.net shows you how pros have thought about building certain champions and the deviations they make in various situations (or if there is a solid core build that keeps repeating) and also gives info for runes/masteries. You can also follow the summonerschool subreddit to get info on various champions and how to play them. For example, I picked up WW jungle after someone linked a guide by a master player there and was easily able to pick up the champion and build him effectively based on the info in that guide. There are a lot of guide sites and even more guides, so finding one that is actually good can be difficult. Once you learn which champions to avoid (i.e. 42% winrate on Taliyah means you have to be MUCH better than the average Taliyah player to get a positive winrate on her, vs 55% winrate on Amumu means that even if you are below average on him you can still maintain a positive win ratio and climb) and how to build your champs, you start looking at really basic shit like CS and warding. Do you buy a pink ward every game? Do you upgrade your trinket? If not is yellow trinket more valuable for some reason? I find in silver people still don't ward so having extra wards from yellow trinket is really good unless you're a squishy carry that will die if you facecheck. I play Ashe though so with hawkshot I keep yellow trinket anyway for additional ward coverage. Even things like how you are using chat or how you respond to a difficult game can matter. I found as WW I could carry some pretty ratchet games and get my team a win even if playing from pretty far behind. If you surrender those games because you don't feel like trying then you probably won't climb, or it will take much longer. I have a rule that I never vote yes to a surrender vote because it instills in me that I always have to play as if there's a possibility that my team can win. This forces me to play at the absolute best of my abilities every game and question the things I did wrong in fights so that I can play better when my team is not 0-30. One big thing is to focus on objectives. Practice never chasing the low health enemies if there is something to take (tower, baron, dragon, inhib, buff, enemy jungle camp, etc.). When you chase you tend to end up face checking the enemy team and lose the kill + feed more kills to the enemy. Even if you can only take gromp and wolf camps that's still guaranteed gold for you and gold/xp denied to the enemy team. Only chase if you can reasonably expect to catch the enemy before they get dangerously into their home field. A big one people in Silver have trouble with is that they don't play safe when behind. They still try to build damage, when they would benefit more from just getting a tank item or an abyssal (ADC obviously doesn't have this option which is one reason it can be difficult to play from behind as an ADC, you just have to be more aware of which CS you are going for or play someone like Ashe who can duel the enemy carry from behind). Don't be afraid to rush an abyssal if you're mid or some armor/MR+health item if you are top/jungle. I find that the damage you do with a suboptimal build almost always exceeds the damage you do when you are dead in 0.3 seconds and the enemy laner is up 5 kills. Also don't look for the one mistake that "cost the game". As Malcolm Gladwell pointed out in Outliers, one single mistake never results in a catastrophic failure. It's always the combination of multiple small failures that causes a catastrophic failure to occur. For example, a plane crash might be caused because a pilot has been flying nonstop for 14+ hours and is tired, there are poor weather conditions, and some of the electronics are malfunctioning. If any one of these things was not occurring then the plane wouldn't crash, but the combination of all three at once causes it to happen. Similarly, in your ranked games a lack of jungle pressure resulting in lost lanes resulting in lost objectives might have snowballed the game to the point where one player getting caught out cost the game. If any of those prior events hadn't occurred then either that player wouldn't have had the chance to get caught out, or getting caught wouldn't have had such dire consequences. It could be something as small as one ADC farming enough for BFsword while the other had to recall with just enough for pickaxe + boots that causes a game to snowball out of control. Well this is all very generic advice, but if you want to feel free to post some replays in here and I can take a look for you and help you try and figure out what is holding you back. Looking at your op.gg I can see your CS was low in that Fizz game (120 when at 25 minutes having around 200 would be preferable). It also looks like your champion pool is quite broad for someone still in low ELO. I'd stick to 1-2 main champions. For example you have a combined score of 3-8 from trying to pick up Azir and Fizz recently. Your attempts to play Viktor have netted you a 5-13 record. Whereas if you stuck with your best champions Ezreal, Lissandra, and Graves you'd not only have avoided those losses but also would probably have benefited from your 60+% winrates on them. Eventually those winrates will go down as you hit your skill cap, but it's much easier to figure out your mistakes when you're at your cap vs when you are just trying to learn a new champion.
  7. I started climbing when I stopped focusing on how my team was doing, and instead just focused on everything I could personally be doing to influence the outcome of the game more. Not every game is carryable, but until you are the guy who goes 20/0/5 there's a lot of things you could be improving. Basically you have to let go of win/loss and instead just try to notice what about your play you could do better.
  8. Finally made my way back to Gold after two grueling promo series! You may now consider me basically pro at LoL FeelsGoodMan.
  9. Downloaded it and played a bit last night. Mostly Genji, and a bit of Hanzo. Played a little Winston tonight. Uninstalled TF2, this is the game TF2 should have been 10 years ago.
  10. Watched some games last night. Seems very much like a typical TF2 clusterfuck.
  11. I'll probably grab it later this week after the release hype dies down and they fix server issues.
  12. Wasn't aiming for it, but got rank 6 on Ashe after trying Youmou's for a couple games. I'm hitting a wall in ranked so I don't think I'll be able to get an S on anyone any time soon, just looking to keep expanding my champ knowledge by learning Morg and Warwick atm
  13. Nooooo You! Come back to us! Good luck and don't fail flash or your tests
  14. Nonsense you can get there in a week!
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