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    • vVv Bagzli

      Changes to the Application Process   08/03/2016

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

      We have moved to Discord   08/04/2016

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

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

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

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

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

      August Chopping List   08/20/2016

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

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  1. Hehe I came into this thread ready to give advice, what your asking is "can I drive 100 mph in my knew Ferrari F40?" and I go "Well YES YOU CAN!" hahaha Your specs are WAY above average to stream, and your upload is also very good to stream so your good
  2. You are a bit condensending, goodluck with your future
  3. silly I did read your post, don't insinuate I didn't, and after I went over it a bit (I didn't spend 2 hours going over it indepth) I came to that conclusion, and if you want to improve that's my advice.
  4. My advice is to focus on 1 build for each matchup untill you are mid masters, then start to subtly change your play, in diamond your mulittasking/game knowledge actually isn't to a sufficent level to be able to appropriately change your builds on the fly/remember them exactly under every situation so you need to familarize yourself with a few seperated situations. That is the main reason you are most likely in daimond and not masters, that and you may need to work on macro/micro but that isn't part of this thread. goodluck
  5. A bit rattled at a current event on the site.

  6. I personally prefer to listen to Blackmill
  7. PvT

    The overall issue with PvT in higher level is getting to the lategame, as of now Terran lacks the revolution/mindset to appropriately compose there army, such that the lategame protoss army roles it (wether they can or not, I'm not debating balance, this is just how it is right now) so the main goal is either A)surviving to the late game or B)2base timing A) surviving to the lategame should consist of opening macro orientated and generally getting a fast 2/3 colo and a fast third with blink stalkers and with observer/map control being able to see if: 1. his army is pushing across centre 2.if not then just position your army at each possible drop location (like zerg with ling/infestor) In this regard, you now can completely cover, when you do see a push but it seems light (like you can kill it with ease) it's most likely a trap, for instance he is going to drop your main/third while pushing or "three pronged attack" and in this regard with proper observer/map control you can prepare an army that can handle his army while haivng the rest scattered prepared for the drops Now, you've handled drop play, you are on three bases, you need to get 20-25 warpgates 3/3 upgrades (shields if u want but they are not required) and a composition of 2/3 colo (try not to make more) 3-4 templar (depending on composition you can make 1 templar to 6 templar) zealots/archons (prefer 5 zealots for every archon) and around 6-12 blink stalkers to ward off vikings/drops, and one or 2 sentries (FF's at this point are generally not needed because you have charge and most cases can ac tually block your advance. At this point, you expand, deny his 4th and slowly starve him to death, I personally drop 4 cannons in my main (where he'd drop) and third (around nexus) to give time for warpin to defend or just plain snipe the medvacs because you'll have banked cash. 2base pushes are MC's territory, so I advise watching his replays, you'll want to do it when you are confident you can crush him (he delayed medvac/viking and you have colo? He went fast third (thorzain style) ? He skipped on something ? You have superior upgrades and theres an opening? He negated to make bunkers? All these things are on the fly reading, you have to judge by experience (PREPARE TO LOSE GAMES) but once you become better at judging you'll hit stronger timings. My advice for build 1gate FE (either the 1zealot/1stalker variety or the 6 sentry 3gate push naniwa style) into a quick robotics/third and quick colo/upgrades I generally make my forge when robo is half way complete and when +1 armor is half way complete I make my 2nd forge so I can nthen produce 2-1 3-2 upgrades in that way then go into 3-3-1 3-3-2 Anyway, persnoally, just feel it out and play defensively, no need to hit these crazy timings, just let him be the aggressor.
  8. I feel as if "random" users should be not permitted to play in a tournament setting... It's such an unfair advantage/farce game. My first opponent went random vs me (protoss) and he 1/1/1 first game on Antiga and then 6pooled the 2nd game on Bel shir beach... I signed up to support/compete, not waste my time, I I had of known that was allowed I would not have participated. That being said, I hope it all goes well, goodluck ruff
  9. saving time was today wasnt it? can someone tell me how long from RIGHT NOW it is away, not like time, just how many hours from this post?
  10. The biggest issue in all of this, isn't that gamers are racist, homophobic or sexist at all, the biggest issue is that they use the words in an entirely different manner than what it truly means. The biggest one I see is the way people approach the homophobic side, because right now OBVIOUSLY racist jokes are always going to be a grey area where Catz can publicly on his stream call minigun a frog and have minigun call him a beaner Proud Black Man<--- happens when you type the N word, I love it! and it be "ok" because they are friends, but on the flip its not ok to use that language by others based on race, or iNcontroL making anal sex references to the female porn star on SOTG (which can be viewed as sexist in the sense I'm sure if a homosexual male pornstar was on they would not have asked or make reference to it, and you could tell the girl was offended) So on to homophobic comments in gaming, obviously its unacceptable in any community, to refer to someone as "faggot", but if taken into context I believe the general issue is a LOT less drastic as it has been being played out on Reddit/TL by the masses. It's well known that eSports community jump over EVERYONES neck to get noticed/viewed/cause drama. I'll take this for example: Player 1 "You 2 base allining faggot" Player 2 "gg" ^ ok so obviously the first player is upset, mindset is obviously in a place where he is going to say vulgar things in general just to vent. Here's the catch, the way he used his wording (in context) is not meaning to be offensive at all to homosexual people. You could insert asshole just as easily and have the exact same venting response, so I don't believe it's an issue of player 1 (or players in general) not accepting homosexuals at all. I'll be the first to admit (and many of you would be hard pressed to say you haven't) calling someone a "faggot" or make a sexist comment to a female gamer who's making outlandish comments back to me, I don't accept or believe I acted appropriately but it's imperative to realize we are all humans and all vent, and the first place to start is by accepting it happens and for what reason it happens, personally after watching enough white-ra he's rubbed off on me and I've been slur/offense free since 2010 at least from gaming. So my point is, hidden in all that typing, we need to first address to gamers that gamers need to more carefully realize the text gamers are typing has a much greater negative effect than they'll are ever trying to make by venting, that it's obvious gamers are not racist/homophobic (to an extent obviously some are but ignorant people are everywhere), and that we need to simply transgress and change the way we vent from slurring others into just plain "fuck/shit/piss/asshole'esc" words. Anywho that's my opinion.
  11. I don't understand why this would be a warning? Cheese is a ridiculously efficient way to teach a new player, it gives him one end goal to work at and gives him something he can work on and perfect. I am a big advocate of cheese to learn process, if you think about it, going "just macro man, it's all good" and the player can't handle the units hes making, it's not going to pan out. It is my opinion, that if you teach a new player, you should balance the scales 60-70% cheese and 40-30% macro, it'll be VERY confusing for a new player if you go "just 1gate FE, handle the 2rax or 1/1/1 while not producing to many probes because you need a strong army count then dont forget tech/and you can't underproduce probes or economically he'll crush you midgame, and dont forget you need the EXACT composition etcetcetc" I think, if you are coaching, start him off with a simple build (if hes protoss, 4gate. If he's terran, 3rax or 1/1/1. If he's zerg, baneling bust/roach allin. After he can execute these at fair bit, his overall game control will improve drastically, then he will be able to handle more complex things.
  12. You need to state a few things Location(state/province but nothing concrete, I don't want your address hahahaha) Price range(most computers range 600-700 > 700-900 > 900-1200 > 1200 +) Expected quality of streaming? (360 minimum to 1080p) how is it being made? Pre built/manufacture/custom built/self built? Are you also looking for peripherals? (gear such as 120 dollars for quality mouse/keyboard/pad plus 60-300 dollar headsets?) Monitor included? Bought seperately? Already have one? Dual/quad monitor display? (having 2 monitors will increase CPU drain, but also increases work function by 60-70% so its a hefty price but I suggest it, but not while streaming!) what graphics will you be looking for (I recommend 150 dollar minimum, 100 dollar BARE minimum if not running 1080p, the CPU is more important than GPU for streaming though) What product? Intel or AMD? (AMD more affordable but less reliable, Intel is the top of the line product but runs a hefty price for its products) Do you plan to do anything hardware intensive? (Running sc2/streaming/music/skype can actually be rather straining at 1080p or even 720HD) PERSONAL RECOMENDATIONS: if you are setting out for around 600>1000 dollars aim to buy good quality hardware but not top, a Ford GT is fine, no need to grab a Ferrari F40. CPU? Aim for AMD for price, Intel if you have the dollars to spend. Intel will always have higher quality, better performance but NOT always better performance per dollar then AMD so choose on a personal level, monetary level and opinionated level based on educated thoughts GPU? Anything really, I always recommend the latest (or close to) nvida products Motherboard? Anything that is compatabile with DDR3 and the latest CPU/GPU set ups, MOST IMPORTANTLY you need SPACE! you might want to add another graphics card and run 2, or increase your ram from 8 > 16 in the near future so aim BIG with your Moboard Case? BIG! Get a bigger case then manufacture, if you open a HP pavilion you'll see cables running across CPU/GPU and those go REALLY HOT and dust fills up REALLY EASY! aim for a custom case, as big as you can fit comfortably, the bigger it is, the easier it is for you to clean it later and thats actually really handy! Mouse/Keyboard? doesnt matter but I recommend mechanical keyboard and NOT a wireless mouse, always wired for least delay (though lately its nearly un-noticable) Monitor? Go for about 20 inches, HD (can run TV/computer, most monitors do this now anyway) the bigger you aim, the less quality your play will be, sure watching movies is AWESOME on 32 inch monitor, playing SC2? no, aim for 18>26ish for monitor. INTERNET CONNECTION? You need a rather fast internet connection to run 1080p streaming, your upload is KEY, if you are in Canada you might have to dish BIG dollars to get faster upload, your internet should be fine though at 10mb/s (or less but I recommend as much as possible, work with what you have though) Anyway, glhf, reply with that info and i'll try to get more advice through, hard without price point
  13. here to help : P
  14. Hey, I'm a mid>high masters, I can give you some tips/play some games Merlin.787