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      We Moved from Mumble to TeamSpeak!   10/06/2015

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      You should now have the basics of TeamSpeak set up. Welcome to the better VoiP program! You don't need to do anything extra so you can now come in and join us for events, find people to play with, or just to socialize.
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    • vVv Saturn

      vVv Gaming Presents: Supersonic Series Season 3!   06/02/2016

      vVv Gaming is proud to present the return of the Supersonic Series!  Unique game nights each week will allow Teams and individual Rocketeers to bring their A game and level up their gaming skills!  Whether the goal is to improve teamwork, find suitable opponents, or just acquire valuable feedback on how to improve one’s gameplay, these events will accomplish just that!   Changes from Season 2 It is time to change your schedules! We are now moving days to better accommodate NA players wishing to compete in other tournaments. The Draft will be now on Monday, Showdown on Wednesday, and Saturday nights will now be 2v2 tournaments! We’ve also partnered with Rocket League Central, so Wednesday nights now factor into Power Ranking!   We have also made a document with all of the rules which we request ALL participants to look over in order to have the most positive experience in the Supersonic Series.   The Supersonic Series Rules & Regulations can be found by clicking on this link   NOW ONTO THE GOOD STUFF!   Season 3 starts on Monday, June 6th, 2016   The very first tournament, on June 6th, will be an open tournament that we are calling a "Kick Off".  With this kick off tournament we are hoping to raise awareness of Supersonic Series to all rocketeers.  Tournament will be streamed on our twitch channel, twitch.tv/livevvvgaming and we invite you all to come and watch what we hope to be a really awesome tournament!     Supersonic Draft When: Every Monday night starting at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST) Checkins start at 8:30 PM EST and close at 8:50 PM EST. Where: Our TeamSpeak server (info here) Format: 3 vs 3 - Double Elimination Tournament, Best out of 3 games in winners bracket, Best of 1 games in losers bracket, Captains Draft Mode.   How to Participate:     Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister, follow instructions on how to sign up and then join our TeamSpeak server 15-30 minutes before starting time! You will have to perform these steps for each game night that you participate in.  Players with the highest solo ranking will be elected as captains and will pick players that they want on their team. Captains will take turns picking their members 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 bracket and will be used to represent their team. Upon being selected onto a team, administrator will move you to appropriate channel. Channels will be renamed after team captains. Show/hide     Supersonic Showdown When: Every Wednesday night starting at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST) Checkins start at 8:30 PM EST and close at 8:50 PM EST. Where: Our TeamSpeak server (info here) Format: 3 vs 3 - Double Elimination Tournament, Best out of 3 games played, Pre-Made Teams Mode.   How to participate:   Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister, follow instructions on how to sign up and then join our TeamSpeak server at least 5 minutes before starting time!  You will have to perform these steps for each game night that you participate in.   - Participating alone: After filling out the forum above you will be in a free-agent pool available to fill any spot's teams may need. 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 right before the event starts.   - Participating with a team: After filling out the form above, you will have secured your spot in the tournament (Provided you connect to our TeamSpeak server at least 15-30 minutes prior to the event starting). If you are seeking a third player of the evening, you can view out Free Agent list located here: http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister and contact them to be apart of your team. Should you not acquire a third team member on you own, please show up on TeamSpeak 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.   Note: A channel will be created specifically for your team under your team name that will be for your use throughout the evening.  Should a channel not be created upon you joining TeamSpeak, contact one of the event administrators and they will create the channel for you. Show/hide     Supersonic Duo When: Every Saturday night starting at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST) Where: Our TeamSpeak server (info here) Format: 2v2 - Double Elimination Tournament, Best out of 3 games, Pre-made teams   How to participate:   - Participating alone: After filling out the forum above you will be in a free-agent pool available to fill any spot's teams may need. 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 right before the event starts.   - Participating with a team: After filling out the form above, you will have secured your spot in the tournament (Provided you connect to our TeamSpeak server at least 15-30 minutes prior to the event starting). If you are seeking a third player of the evening, you can view out Free Agent list located here: http://vvv-gaming.com/RLRegister and contact them to be apart of your team. Should you not acquire a third team member on you own, please show up on TeamSpeak 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.   Note: A channel will be created specifically for your team under your team name that will be for your use throughout the evening.  Should a channel not be created upon you joining TeamSpeak, contact one of the event administrators and they will create the channel for you.     Show/hide     Playing Games and Reporting Results: A tournament bracket will be created and can be accessed via http://www.vvv-gaming.com/RLBracket.  (Note this link will take you to an external website that we use for hosting brackets and also this link will be kept up to date with the current active event).  For all events above, the Admin will announce via TeamSpeak when the event has started.  Once this happens you should contact the opposing team and host a private game among yourselves and play your best out of three matches.  After you complete playing your match, one player from your team needs to report your score to the Admin.  To keep things clean, please save replays of games you win in case we need to refer to them to prove a winner.   Point System: You will receive points for your participation in each tournament.  These points will determine the top 8 teams, both from Showdown, top 16 teams from Duo, and top 24 players that will participate in the three season finale tournaments.  The first tournament will be hosted for the top 24 players based on the individual scores from Supersonic Draft event.  The second tournament will be hosted for the top 8 teams based on points earned during Supersonic Showdown nights. Keep in mind that participating in Supersonic Showdown event will earn Team Points, participating alone earns you no points. Finally, the top 16 teams from the Supersonic Duo nights will compete in their own finale tournament!   Breakdown: 2 points for participating 2 points for every match won in the Winner's Bracket 1 point for every match won in the Loser's Bracket 2 additional points for placing 4th 4 additional points for placing 3rd 6 additional points for placing 2nd 10 additional points for placing 1st   To stay up to date on everything we do you can: Join out steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/vVvGamingRL Join the discussions on our forum: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum/   Want to help us with the Supersonic Series? Check out our available jobs page at: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/jobs/rocket-league/   Current open positions: Shout casters Stream Coordinators Tournament Admins   If you have a question, just reach out to one of our event administrators via private messages on vVv Forum.   Event Administrators: vVv Saturn, vVv Tyty, vVv Cherp, ShiroSan   For more information on vVv Gaming and staying up to date with events that we host across various games, visit our Website at http://vVv-Gaming.com or you can follow us on twitter @vVv_Gaming.

vVv OrganicBear

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  • Full Name Greg Milliken
  • Gender Male
  • Location Northern Virginia
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  • Favorite Games fun games
  • Favorite Foods delicious foods
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  • Favorite Music good bands
  • Interests LoL, MMA, BJJ (haven't trained in a while though), Valve's management scheme, powerlifting (more rehabbing injuries lately)
  1. http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/champion-update-ryze-rune-mage
  2. That feel when......

    That gif... looks like he's getting a bj LOL
  3. High Level Stomp

    =/ =/= ≠
  4. New rig analysis?

    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.
  5. I think its time to quit

    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.
  6. I think its time to quit

    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.
  7. Finally back in Gold!

    Finally made my way back to Gold after two grueling promo series! You may now consider me basically pro at LoL FeelsGoodMan.
  8. Overwatch Launches Today!

    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.
  9. Overwatch Launches Today!

    Watched some games last night. Seems very much like a typical TF2 clusterfuck.
  10. Overwatch Launches Today!

    I'll probably grab it later this week after the release hype dies down and they fix server issues.
  11. Got my first lvl 6!

    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
  12. Nursing "Hell" Semester

    Nooooo You! Come back to us! Good luck and don't fail flash or your tests
  13. [RL] TyTy's Application

    Application accepted! Welcome to vVv Gaming!
  14. Stix's Application

    Awww cats! I'll have to send Medusa into this thread
  15. [RL] Supermario55's Application!

    Application accepted! Welcome to vVv Gaming!