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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

Virulent

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About Virulent

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    I can finally use the Shoutbox
  • Birthday 01/06/1989

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    Jake Smith
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    North Carolina
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    Virulent
  • Favorite Games
    Final Fantasy, Counterstrike, Starcraft 2
  • Favorite Foods
    Guinness
  • Favorite Movies
    Fight Club, The Usual Suspects, Snatch
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    ラッドウィンプス、rap, country, some screamo. I like songs not bands :D
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    Drinking, Chillin with friends, riding my motorcycle, snowboarding, Gamer Girlz :D

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  1. Hey guys, I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and I wanted to make this post to clear everything up for everyone and to let yal know the reasons behind my decision to step down as a member of the Aspire Team. As a Jr. at my school I am required to start working on my graduate thesis by conducting an experiment and getting the results published. Outside of this I am also takeing a pretty heavy class load. For the time school has been in session, I have been putting Aspire and starcraft first and my grades have been suffering greatly because of it. I have been scrambleing to try to salvage my semester and I do no believe I have the time needed to give the dedication and commitment that this team team what it really deserves. I would also be lieing if I said that frustration towards WoL was entirely not a part of this in some way. I had been trying to fool myself that I could keep both class and starcraft going for awhile. But, It finaly occured to me when I apologised for being late to practice one day and, one of my teammates relayed that they had gotten accustomed to my absences. I feel that this shows that it is not only myself who feels like I can no longer be deserving of this spot but others aswell. There are many people trying to fight for a spot within the Aspire Team, because of how awesome a team and how great a community we have managed to make with one another. I want the best for Aspire and I believe that another player can fill my shoes better then I have been able to as of late. I wanna let you guys know I love every damn one of ya! I have no intention of leaveing vVv or starcraft as a whole. I'm sure I will be seeing you guys online and if any of ya need anything or ever want to hang out or practice just ask! Hopefully by the end of this simester my schdule will open up abit next simester and I can fight to get my spot back within the team I've grown to love! Keep kicking ass and takeing names! <(*-*<) <(*-*)> (>*-*)>!!~~
  2. Hey guys, Check out this link. most of it is just his personal settings but some important things to note for consistance is the Registry Edit program to remove mouse acceleration. This will make your mouse much more consitant once you get use to it. Also at the very bottom there are 2 things to add to and 2 things to change in your Variables.txt doc in your sc2 folder to make it easyer to see cloaked units as well as cap your frames so your computer isnt freaking out . I sujest giveing it a quick read and seeing what ya feel. http://www.team-dignitas.net/articles/blogs/Starcraft-II/2255/Starcraft-2-Settings-How-to-get-an-edge-before-the-game-starts/
  3. Hey guys, I'd like to start this post by saying that I love you guys and this team has become a great place for people to improve and become close in a good learning environment. I hope that this does not rub people the wrong way but, I'm sure people will have gripes with what I am about to say. I am not talking about any once person in general but the group as a whole. The way we have been going about team leagues is 100% wrong. It has been the most unorganized shit show I have ever seen come out of Aspire. We have multiple people trying to make decisions and so far almost everyone has proceeded with the assumption that they know best. People feel they are in tilted to make decisions that they do not actually have any authority to make. Because of this people are stepping on each others toes and some are getting very disheartened. Just sitting in the mumble channel for me during our team leagues has become a chore because of people talking over one another, and everyone trying to add their own two cents. I feel like in order for this to not come crashing to a horrible conclusion. We must make team leagues more organized. We all know and love Babytoss. But babytoss's greatest asset and flaw is she is caring to the point of accommodating everyone. Because of this other people are stepping on her toes and trying to make decisions that should rest in her hands or in 1 person she delegates the power to. I believe we must have some rolls set and positions within our organization filled. 1. TeamLeague Coach = This persons job would entail picking the order players will be played in. This persons decision during team games should be law. If players have a problem with it they bring it up with the Coach and babytoss in a skype call AFTER the team league is done for that day. Coaches have a high amount of responsibility during the game and to keep it fair the person deciding the order of players should most defiantly not be aloud to play. That is a players roll. If you were not recruited to the team under the pretext of being a player why do you feel in titled to try to take players spots especially when not all players have played. 2. TeamLeague Manager= This persons job would entail finding new leagues for us to participate in. He would also work as the delegation between us and the other teams in the league in order to set up times and days when matches would be played. As well as the coach the Managers job is to do just that. Manager's should not be expected to or requesting to play. That is a players roll. You do not see Anna Proser walking up to Geoff and saying, "Dude put me in I got this" or yanking the keyboard away from Idra as he gets ready to get in the booth. If you were not recruited to the team under the pretext of being a player why do you feel in titled to try to take players spots especially when not all players have played. Both team league coach and manager must have fairly open schedules in order to make it to matches. If they cannot attend a match they would select another individual to handle their responsibility for that match. For the Coach they must inform the temporary coach 24 hours prior to the event. For the Manager they must at least 48 hours prior to the event so that the temporary manager has ample time to find info and set up the match properly. 3. Players = This roll is already defined within our organization so this would seem fairly easy. Players must have 1 roll and 1 roll only. Concentrate on watching the games "If spectators are aloud" if not they must be playing practice games until they are called up so that they can be in top shape for their game. Players responsibility do not encompass decisions about the league, order, or strategy. Leave this to people who's job it is. You cannot play your best if your trying to be to concerned on order. Starcraft is already a lot to take in. If the Coach asks you a question about how your feeling or about your match ups, Give him the information he inquired about. Do not give him meta game suggestions of how you think things should be done unless asked for. 4. Caster= Squall you duh boss keep doing what your doing friend. 5. Method Selection for players playing in a team league. = vVv is a learning organization, but we are also a competitive team. I believe the best way to do the team leagues is where playing in them is a reward system. We all wish to play, this is a driving factor. We should harness this and Hold a once every 2 weeks In house tourney. During the two weeks players have 2 days to play a best of 3 vs their opponent and post the results on a bracket. This way it guarantees that by the end of the 2 weeks we have the ranking of all players in this double elim tourney. The top however many players are needed for the tournie are the players. No exceptions unless someone can not make it and then his spot goes down the list to the next highest rated player. This is a fair way to put our best players in. This also gives people good practice between each other, as well as more tourney experience. This also gives everyone a fair opportunity at a spot in the tourney. If you practice hard you will be able to play in the tourney eventually. It rewards hard work. What I have posted here is simply a guideline. Babytoss can decide if she likes it or if it needs tweaking or even if she doesn't want it at all on her own without others input. She is too kind and forgets sometimes that she is our leader and the decision is hers. No one will ever 100% agree on a system like this and everyone doesn't have to agree with it. They just have to respect it. There is one thing I can tell you now for sure, The current system we are using is not working and it is a ticking time bomb till someone freaks out or problems have been had.
  4. damn i feel bad for you ein... you got beat out of teh Interwebz by Tuffs grandpappy by 6 whole months... I think the hot steaming cup of fail which your life as a Ethug has devolved into is pretty apparent so im just here to offer my condolences and to point fingers and laugh!!1 HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA SOOOOOOO BAD!!!
  5. I'll deffently be there hopefuly so will my new keyboard! Also just incase its not who wants to practice with me all day tomorrow so that I can for sure get use to this keyboard so I don't play bad?!?!
  6. It's a shame jerry wont be coming but, looks like it will be a baller time none the less!
  7. Where can we find our score? Wanted to know what others believe I need improvement on.
  8. Welcome buddy, Good to have ya!
  9. Hey guys, with MLG only like 9 or 10 days away, who do I get the pleasure of getting shmamered with? I'm getting pumped to chill with some of my vVverry good friends irl. Also on a side note... Jerry you better be there lawl havn't got to talk to your ass in awhile man!
  10. Hey man, I feel your pain... I'd be lieing if I said this was the most rude one I've ever seen. I think once I got. "Are you real vVv or just a doucebag tryhard fanboy?" I replyed, " Im vVv just not a sponsered player" he replyed, " your diamond your Trash wtf is vVv doing YOUR NOT GOOD"......
  11. ^^ This... Good idea. Also a good way for the Coaches to get involved more in the people they coach. While helping with things we dont even notice were doing wrong. Everyone plays and learned there race differently. Some things i do in my sleep like its no problem while other things other players do really really well that I dont even recognize and could help us improve. Also It would be good to get all the zergs together so that we could laugh at the other races and discuss how op we are while still finding things to whine about so people still think we're underpowered
  12. Thanks everyone for all your support. Yal are str8 badasses and I love ya. P.S. Fearfull... Think i Owned you in Micro tournie the other day... Come at me bro !! Rematch anytime
  13. You gotta do it like this!!! Everyone Start practicing for the vVv Remake!!!
  14. Jake Smith born, January 6th, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia. Jake's family moved around a lot while he was growing up. He has lived in Georgia, New York, West Virginia, Tennessee, and currently North Carolina. Because his family would move around so much video games have always been a big part of his life. The first game he can remember playing was the Leisure Suit Larry series around the time he was 8-10 years old, however he was so young in fact he did not know the purpose of the game, and only later learned it was to try to get laid. He always taken a competitive look at games because it was a way to try to be the best of all his brothers and sister. He has 2 older brothers, one older step brother, one younger step brother, and one younger step sister. He has played almost all genres of games at one point in time or another. From Counterstrike to WarCraft to Grand Theft Auto to World of WarCraft and Final Fantasy, he has always played whatever game he is focused on to a level of attention that most including his parents would find disturbing. StarCraft 2 was the first RTS that Jake has ever climbed past the masses spamming, “Glittering Prizes” and “Power Overwhelming”. He started StarCraft 2 in the beta where he placed in Copper League. Then one fateful day when watching a game Husky was casting it dawned on him. You can make TWO BASES!!!! From that point there was no stopping Jake. By the end of the beta he had climbed to the top of Gold League. Since StarCraft 2 was released Jake has played off and on as much has his free time has aloud. By the end of season one Jake was top 1 in his diamond division. Recently Jake has returned to StarCraft 2 after taking a break for college. Now after being accepted onto the vVv Aspire Team he will work hard to continue his improvement in StarCraft 2 as well as help his teammates anyway he can.