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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/
    • vVv Bagzli

      Supersonic Series Season 4!   09/25/2016

      Supersonic Series Season 4 starts on Monday, October 10th, 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!   Quick Facts: Supersonic Draft is every Monday at 8:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown is every Thursday at 8:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown will be factored into the RLC Power Rankings! Supersonic Showdown will be streamed, Supersonic Draft will not (unless we find more casters - interested? click here) Supersonic Series Rules & Regulations can be found by clicking here. To register for the tournaments visit www.vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament If you are late to check-ins via our Discord Server, you will not get to play.  Don't be late. To stay up to date with Supersonic Series, follow us on Twitter @vVv_Gaming Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn more about becoming a vVv Gaming Community member or how you can join our staff Season 4 will last 8 Weeks, which will be followed by a Season Finale which will be the 9th Week of the Series Supersonic Draft Season Finale will feature top 24 players based on the Solo Leaderboard from Season 4 Supersonic Showdown Season Finale will feature top 8 teams based on the Team Leaderboard from Season 4   Supersonic Draft When: Mondays at 9PM EST (6PM PST)  Check-in starts at 8:30PM EST and close at 8:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      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. Style: Captain's Draft - Captains are chosen at random (see Registration section for more details) and each captain picks their team-mates. 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. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register 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 teams, 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.  


      Supersonic Showdown When: Thursdays at 9PM EST (6PM PST)  Check-in starts at 8:30PM EST and close at 8:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      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. Style: Pre-made Teams Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register 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. To ensure your participation in the event, you should be seeking out other free agents to form a team.  Another alternative is to seek a team that only has two players and join their team for the evening. If you do not have a team by the end of check-in period, you may not be able to participate.  If this is the case, contact an admin and seek help with finding a team, please only seek help after attempting to form a team on your own.
       
      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/rocket-league/register 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 seek help from a Supersonic Staff Member. Reminder:  Solo participants do not earn points towards the season finale tournament.  We strongly suggest putting a team together to sign up with!  Feel free to use our discord chat to find teammates.    Point System
      You will receive points for your participation in each tournament.  These points will determine the top 8 teams from Showdown  and the top 24 players from the Draft. The first tournament finale will be hosted for the top 24 players based on the individual scores from Supersonic Draft event.  The second tournament finale 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.
       
      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   Join vVv Gaming
      Become a Community Member If you are looking for an open and supportive community filled with e-sport fanatics that you can game and socialize with, then you should fill out an application and join vVv Gaming Community.  Being part of vVv Gaming Community is about being part of something more than yourself; It is about playing games with friends that are supportive and honest; It is about meeting up in person at LAN events; It is about making a difference in each other's lives and making a difference in e-sports. If this is the type of community you seek, then click here and fill out your application.   Become a Staff Member Working for an online gaming community has many rewards.  It is a good place to kick start your career in gaming, whether you are looking to become a business major or a community manager.  You will learn new things and acquire transferable skill sets that you can use to build your resume.  If you would like to get involved and help with running of Supersonic Series or other events, please visit our jobs page for more details: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/jobs   Supersonic Staff If you have a question, just reach out to one of our event administrators via Discord or private message via our forum. 
       
      Event Administrators:
      Mohulis, Bliss, Cherp
        For more information on vVv Gaming and to stay up to date with events that we host across various games, visit our website at http://vvv-gaming.com,  follow us on twitter @vVv_Gaming, join our Discord server at http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite or join our Rocket League Steam Group at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/vVvGamingRL   To join the discussion, click here!

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  1. I am active! : P
  2. 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
  3. You are a bit condensending, goodluck with your future
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. A bit rattled at a current event on the site.

  7. I personally prefer to listen to Blackmill
  8. 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.
  9. I don't understand, is twitter/public media the only way a person can contribute? If so I believe I can't be a part of this group, spamming is all good for views but it's just not how I operate, I play at a relatively high level, and it was between joining NrG and working my way up the roster or joining vVv and doing the same, I plan to play, compete not sit and say "vVv #1" I've given advice to members online, played games in the channel, tried to suggest/advise computer related threads... If that isn't enough, if I have to start using twitter at all and there is no other way, then I guess I will not be accepted because it's just not how I planned any of this, sorry I don't fit the appropriate application process.
  10. 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
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. Mainly just personal, I just got accepted to Computer Sciences at UNB Fred though. It's mainly just a passion, not to say my knowledge lacks that of most Computer Techs though. I make a bit of money here and there cleaning out peoples computers/viruses/corrupted files. Right now though, programming wise, I am definitely weak, I suppose that's the goal of going to take programming classes in Uni though! And thanks guys, I play protoss and I'll hit you up for a few games Warrior.
  14. 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.