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    • 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

      Changes to Community Game Nights   09/13/2016

      Thank you to everyone who participated in week’s survey.  After reviewing responses from the survey sent out to tournament participants the previous week, staff availability, and looking at conflicts with other tournaments, we have decided to make changes to our Wednesday Night Tournaments.  Moving forward, as of Thursday, September 22nd, team tournaments will be hosted on Thursdays as opposed to Wednesdays. We hope with the new schedule, the overall participation will improve, as there will be fewer conflicts between tournaments being hosted.   If you have any further feedback, please leave us a comment in the following thread:  http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum/topic/72439-supersonic-series-feedback-thread/

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  1. Balmung just sounds raunchy
  2. It wouldn't be League if it wasn't All Random All Botlane
  3. Most of those nerfs are very minor. Everything needs to be nerfed until ADC is in the game for more than to push towers and DPS baron.
  4. Actually that was more directed at the people who don't do anything but talk about how good things used to be than intended for you.
  5. Staff is and has always been willing to listen.
  6. How is BDO? I've heard it's become very "pay to compete" with real-money purchasable content giving you pretty big advantages when it comes to major loot events (world bosses or something?). Any thoughts on that? Do you see yourself playing it for a while? What are some things you want to change to make your life great and enjoyable? Do any of those relate to gaming? I understand Bagzli's perspective because it feels like there's just a long parade of old-timers doing nothing, waiting for things to get better, and then making angsty melodramatic posts that lack any real substance or feedback when they decide to leave. I also understand that this isn't what your intentions were when you wrote this post, but it does strike a similar chord. Just looking at the responses on your Facebook post it's clear that others felt you were joining with them in that kind of exit, so it's understandable that Bagzli would pick up on that. I also feel like there's too much focus on negativity and "but things used to be this way...". You'll never see the way forward by looking backward. People who get disgruntled and then leave because "things used to be better" are just a distraction. Give me some feedback with substance and we can talk. I get it though. Leading is hard. Extremely hard. To me now, it seems so obvious what people could do to improve the organization, but looking back to where I started I also had no fucking idea how to lead. Fuck, I didn't even know how to be authentic back then, not even with myself, what a critical skill to be missing in a leader. People feel like they don't even know where to start, and for the most part they are too afraid of failure to even try, so of course nothing happens. I get it. I don't blame anyone. I just want to look forward and build something that makes the world better, something that I really believe in and can put my passion behind. Dwelling on what one facet of a community was like half a decade ago doesn't inspire me, and it's amazing to me that people spend so much time doing it. People went inactive and left in 2012 too. People went inactive and left when we had teams competing at every MLG and even teams who stood a pretty decent chance of winning. Look at the list: #BelievVve anyone? Glon facing off against Stephano and making him sweat? Ruff making it to the top 16 in an INTERNATIONAL SC2 competition? REO and CDJr winning 1st and 2nd every MLG for an entire season? People will leave. I had to struggle with people to get them active on the forums , active on the shoutbox, and active in-game the entire time I was on staff, so that's nothing new either. Looking at who comes and goes, or who is posting what, it's all wind. What impact we can have on the world tomorrow, how to position ourselves to make that difference, and how to most effectively budget our time and effort to pursue our passion is substance. I'd rather vVv become a group of 3 people actively working toward that type of change than 100 people playing games poorly, jerking themselves off on the forums, and waiting for someone else to do something about their problems. Gaming is huge. It's a huge opportunity to connect with people and make a difference. Look at Operation Supply Drop. Look at Extra Life and Child's Play. Riot improving the quality of life for esports athletes. Twitch supporting gamers who want to stream games for a living. Even some guild leader running Uncle Woody's Fucking Clan just to create a space for people to laugh and socialize together, all of it contributes to making a better world. We can all make a difference if we want to. I'd encourage each and every person making a post negging on vVv or even dwelling on the past to instead use that time and energy to think of one thing they'd like to change in the world, and come up with a plan to lead that change. I think that would be a much better use of time and energy.
  7. Hey Sean, I remember meeting you at a couple MLGs but unfortunately never really got a chance to bond with you. I'm curious if you are still playing games, and if so, what games are you playing right now? Would also love to hear what's important in your life right now. Other than reminiscing about old times, what do you see in the world that you'd like to change and in what way would you change it?
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  12. http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/champion-update-ryze-rune-mage
  13. That gif... looks like he's getting a bj LOL
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  15. 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.