vVv F R 0 o T x reacted to vVv LordJerith in Being Good Internet citizens and An Overdue Apology
I wanted to update you on something we have discovered that has effected everyone's ADL experience: our site-wide ban on Reddit.
So, why was vVv Gaming.com banned?
We have been banned for several reasons. I want you to understand why, so that we all become better citizens of the internet. Reasons:
members/staff actively engaged in vote brigading. It's when a group of people get together to up vote the same thing, be it a single person, or a group of people representing something. It's just not fair, and hurts what Reddit is all about at it's core. If our events are good or appealing, people will organically upvote the events. Period. Former member, Sundown, who is now IP banned from our site, did two unforgivable things: He basically crossed too many lines in his rage against certain Reddit moderators He used my position at Riot Games to gain clout and attempt to bully Reddit moderators. This was personal. No one should ever do anything like this, ever. Period.
What are we going to do about it?
We are not going to post Reddit links in the Shoutbox or forums to upvote. Go to Reddit and find the links as anyone would, by your normal Reddit use. We have removed Cam from vVv, and made sure all staff are trained on this C Wide has been working to rebuild our relationship with the moderators. As you already know, if you get caught doing this, expect to be banned use /r/summonerschool and /r/leagueofleglends normally, get involved and be a good Reddit member
Finally, our apology to Reddit:
I want to apologize to the Reddit moderators and the community for this behavior. It's clear in my absence that a lot of things were not going well, but this topped the cake. Regardless, I'm the owner, and I take full responsibility for this. vVv Gaming is committed to be good citizens of the internet, particularly Reddit. You have my sincere apology and a sincere pledge to make things right.
vVv F R 0 o T x reacted to vVv LordJerith in vVv Gaming Vision and Direction for 2015-2016
Thanks for taking the time to read my first official update since I've come back. After a lot of conversations with staff, community, sponsors, applicants and alumni, it was time to set a direction for vVv for the next 12 months. We want to be transparent with everyone, so you can hold me accountable for working toward these goals. This reflects our commitment to help YOU create awesome community experiences.
When I give interviews, I make sure every member knows: "Ask not what vVv can do for you, but what you can do for vVv." As I stated above, vVv Gaming is YOUR community. Staff is here to help YOU make it awesome. Once again, this is YOUR community. We're here to help YOU shape, develop and grow vVv.
We've made numerous changes to staff. Here is where we ended up: Application Experience Manager and Forum Admin: vVv SugarBear (Facebook) (Twitter) Business Development Director and Co-Owner: vVv RobZ (Facebook) (Twitter) CoD Community Manager: vVv B Easy (Facebook) (Twitter) LoL Community Manager: vVv C Wide (Facebook) (Twitter) Lead Designer: vVv Pherzghul (Facebook) (Twitter) Lead Web Developer: vVv Bagzli (Twitter) Organized Play Product Manager: vVv NaturaL (Twitter) HotS Organized Play Associate: vVv Saturn (Facebook) (Twitter) LoL Event Manager and Forum Admin: vVv Medusa (Facebook) ( Twitter) LoL Organized Play Associate: vVv Unverclopt (Facebook) (Twitter) (LoLKing) Team Experience Manager: vVv Bardo (Facebook) (Twitter) Coach, mentor, helper and he who shits upon bad kids: vVv LordJerith (Facebook) (Twitter)
MISSION (for 2015-2016)
"CREATE AWESOME EXPERIENCES FOR COMPETITIVE GAMERS" (for 2015-2016)
GOALS have the highest rated organized play events as rated by competitive gamers have the most attended organized play events highest rated is more important than most attended be recognized as one of the best competitive gaming organizations in the world as rated by competitive gamers and our members be known as a talent factory by competitive gamers and sponsors
STRATEGY create and run organized play events for competitive gamers sponsor and develop amateur teams to participate in and promote organized play events partner and deliver value to sponsors that create products and services for competitive gamers create and evolve an identity that competitive gamers want create and manage a clear path for competitive gamers who want our identity create and manage an ecosystem that develops competitive gamers and future gaming professionals
EXECUTION AND TACTICS
We now know where this big vVv Gaming ship is headed. We all know the mission. We know the objectives and goals we want to achieve, and we have strategies that tell us how to achieve these goals. This is actually the easy part. Now comes the hard part.
Each of the strategic items above will need executions and tactics. EXECUTIONS are what is done to deliver on or to coordinate a strategy. EXECUTIONS are products and services and experiences we deliver to help us execute our strategy that will help us achieve our goals to accomplish our mission. TACTICS are actions taken to achieve our strategy.
For example, the League of Legends Amateur Draft League (LoL ADL) is an EXECUTION (Product/Service) that helps us achieve our strategic objective of “create and run organized play events for competitive gamers.” How we set up the Mumble channels and how we name them are TACTICS.
As a vVv community member or applicant your EXECUTIONS should include: Recruiting good community members Engaging with applicants Supporting vVv on social media (Facebook) (Twitter) Being active in our forums, shoutbox & Mumble/XBL/ PS4 I hope this post helps everyone know who is accountable for what, and what we are focused on. I would love and appreciate any feedback, thoughts and/or suggestions. It's YOUR community, we're here to help YOU make it awesome.
vVv F R 0 o T x reacted to vVv LordJerith in Thank you!
I want say thank you. I want to take a brief moment to celebrate the success and contributions of 3 vVv members who took the toughest job. Thank you to:
Jordan "Doomhammer" Kahn Robert "RobZ" Thompson Greg "Sugarbear" Milliken In the 3 years I have gone, all 3 have lead this great organization. Without them, there would not be a vVv Gaming today. Each one added their own particular style and focus to vVv Gaming.
Jordan has gone on to be a Live Producer at RIot Games, Robert Thompson has gone on to be a Recruiter at Riot Games, but is thankfully still heavily involved with vVv Gaming. Greg is staying right here and going to be our new "Application Experience Manager."
For those of you who have never lead, it is hard. You can never truly ever feel you got it right. When I think of leading, a quote by Theodore Roosevelt, a quote that used to sit on my desk when I was in the US Navy, often comes to mind. This is my way of saying thank you:
These 3 men have all stepped into the arena. For that, I will always be grateful. With my upcoming return to vVv, you've all seen some changes start to happen. You will see more to follow.
vVv F R 0 o T x reacted to Anarchy in Incidents within the guild last night 9/16
I just wanted to say that I am thoroughly impressed with Jerry's performance last night in the raid against TWO. The way he calmed everyone down and got everything organized was unbelievablely precise. Our ranks in this guild are some of the best I've seen in any mmorpg that I've played. With the few incidents that happened last night with TWO and some others our ranks were able to strategically handle them in a very mature way. Hats off to you fellas!
vVv F R 0 o T x reacted to vVv TheAmpeD in ***ALL vVv GUILD MEMBERS NEW & OLD PLEASE READ***
Due to the influx of new members/recruiting having been done and being done this week, we will be holding another pre-launch meeting. This meeting will not be required for those that were present at this past Sunday's meeting. We will be covering the same information, though by all means you are welcome to hop in.
We will be going over our initial launch strategies, our guild crafting system, and will be designating all of the new recruits their "jobs".
This meeting will be held in the Archeage Mumble channel and will be Thursday September 11, 2014 at 11:00pm CST.
If you did not make the guild meeting on the 7th, or were just recently recruited, please attempt to attend this meeting! (If the time is not doable for some, make sure to get in contact with either myself, vVv Khaela, vVv Pherzghul, or vVv Exiledsoul to get you up to speed ASAP)
**Side note, if all designated guild crafters (Chibigoat, Hyperlolo, Desekrate, Shmemsolid) can hop in mumble for this meeting and stick around afterwards, we would like to discuss the management of the spreadsheets.
vVv F R 0 o T x reacted to vVv Bagzli in Land Rush Video Demo
I'm posting these in a separate post because I wanted to make sure everyone sees this before the head start. If you have not had a chance to practice or hell even if you had a chance to practice, watch these videos as I believe the route I took will be the fastest route in the game to get you level 10 and your farm. You literary get level 10 as you hand in the last quest. The math on this one is really good. While recording this I had my game crash and also reset all my settings so you will see me setup a few things throughout the game play, sorry about that but you should still be able to see everything I did and every quest I took. I would of restarted the run after the crash but that was my last character I could do it with as all others were on a large cooldown to be deleted.
Here is the fast forwarded version of the video:
Just a side note... this video gave me...
vVv F R 0 o T x reacted to vVv LordJerith in Recruitment Push
Let's start the recruitment push. Here are the things we can do:
PM all the MMO players old and new Recruitment post stays bumped Speak to Mumble and keep people interested Lordjerith, Doomhammer, RobzGod and Enmity will go hard core We want East and West coast leaders to recruit and run game Would love to go across ALL timezones including EU and Oceania Will need to mass recruit Look for smaller guilds to explore Know that crafting, building castles, ships and managing resources in key. We need everyone to give it our all. The big push over the next two weeks.
Let me know if you're interested in playing by posting below!
vVv F R 0 o T x reacted to vVv LordJerith in My past 5 years . . .
This is hard to write. Not because I am sad. I am very excited to see vVv Gaming grow under the leadership of vVv Doomhammer and our great staff! No, this is hard to write because I am ANGRY. I am angry about all the things I still want to do! But mostly, I am angry because I have failed to tell the vVv Gaming story in a long time. A lot of people in recent interviews ask me, “How did vVv Gaming start?” Well, I’m gonna tell you (yea, right, like you can sum up 5 years in a forum post, lol).
The vVv story is one about people. From day one, we wanted only two things from the people who joined vVv Gaming: they added value and they wanted to be here. It was also about being unique and different. It was about being innovative and always looking to the future.
We started in 2007 with one Gears of War team. We won the first MLG event for Gears of War. This fact, most everyone knows.
That picture was from the second GoW event, MLG Dallas 2007. Yea, we took the second there, not too bad. What most people don’t know is that we were not only the team to win the most money in 2007 for Gears of War, but we would do the same thing in Europe, with our team vVv Focus. After our first year, we were international. By the time we were done with the Gears of War series, 18 of the top 32 MLG players got their start in vVv Gaming. Our talent factory was born.
Then the advice started coming. “vVv Gaming will be nothing if you don't support CounterStrike1.6, World of Warcraft, or Warcraft 3.” To this, I simply stuck out my middle finger and said, “Watch us!”
In 2008, we started on the PC with Warhammer Online and Left4Dead. We had the second best L4D team, and we had a top guild in Warhammer Online. We would go on to have "Top 5" guilds in Aion, Rift and SWTOR as measured by server and world firsts. We also went on to do something else and that was to formalize one of the most unique mission statements in not only eSports, but all of competitive gaming.
Everything we do is to fulfill this mission statement. The more we worked toward this, the more we found our soul. Eventually, we knew that we needed to define “what is vVv Gaming?” We knew that since we did not buy top players, we were not a “talent agency” like most other teams. We had put our community first. We finally defined what is vVv Gaming:
I want to share some facts with you that I think you might not know in order to better help you understand how truly fucking awesome we are:
We put our partners first! We did all this never taking a single dollar from any sponsor (just products).
We never lured players with money or bought talent. We spent less than any other organization.
We have a true, value-driven organization. We created culture where "adding value" was in the DNA of the organization.
We have always focused on growth. We have had steady website growth for 5 years straight
We have always been on the forefront of using social media. Our social media presence has grown over 250% in 1 year (just this last year!).
We go beyond traditional eSports and contribute to the broader gaming culture. We are the longest contributing writer to the Chicago Tribune Geek to Me blog.
We have faced tough challenges and bounced back stronger and smarter. We have survived being hacked, me being hacked and our YouTube being hacked.
We are eSports! We have had someone at over 37 major eSports events on 5 continents!
We have always been focused on excellence! We have Top 4 LAN placements on 4 continents.
We always keep our promises! We have always kept our promises to our players and fans.
Our guilds have been widely successful. We have had Top 5 guild based on server and world firsts in every MMO we played.
We have always been transparent and kept our community informed even through large growth spurts. We have produced consistent news and content for 3 years running.
We’re consistent. Our podcast show, The Losers Bracket, is in its 3rd year.
We’re very selective. We have accepted only 12% of people who applied. A testimony to our high standards.
We’re humble. Members know that they are no better gamers the day after they are accepted into vVv Gaming, than they were the day before they were accepted.
Our community is not only committed, but generous. We have exceeded every fundraising goal we have ever set.
So, back to why I am mad. Every time someone says something negative about vVv Gaming, I think. . . really?! What the fuck MORE could we do? Buy a few Korean Starcraft players? Buy a “traning house” and stick everyone in it? Sorry, that’s not vVv Gaming.
I’m so damn proud of what we have done, the speed at which we do it, and how well we serve our community, I just shake my head. So, to all the haters: Seriously?!! What the fuck have you ever done in eSports? Seriously kidddddddd. . . you can’t even hold a fucking team together for 5 weeks, let alone build a global community that is still running strong after 5 years. You're Uncle Fucking Woody. We've denied more people than have applied to your shitty clan/team/organization. Fuck, we have REaccepted more people. So, fuck off.
With that being said, I know that Jordan Kahn will have a huge role to fill, but he, much like me, will not do it alone. He has a great staff, an awesome community, and a great history in which to do great things. If you are not proud of who and what it is to be a member of vVv Gaming. . . I’m just not sure what else we could be doing aside from buying talent, and we will NEVER do that. We are a talent factory. People come here to be great, and do great things. Stories start here!
Know that we will do amazing things with League of Legends and Guild Wars 2, as well as continue to develop Starcraft players. We will still create great content. We will always look to the future. We will always be hungry for top people who are committed and passionate about vVv Gaming. We are like no other organization in eSports, and we like it that way. Personally, after 5 years, I think we fucking rock!
I love you vVv Gaming. I hate turning it over. It’s hard to do. I know, "people survived Auschwitz." I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t think it was good for everyone. We have some great people who are ready to lead, and it is time for me to give them that chance. Please give them the love you have given me. I can’t wait to see where Jordan and the team take vVv Gaming in the next 5 years. You have all made me a better person, and I think we all know that I would not have this huge opportunity at Riot Games if it were not for vVv Gaming. I really do leave my role a better person than I was when I started it, and that is because of all of you.
I still will own vVv Gaming. I will be on the leadership council of our Guild Wars 2 Guild and playing the game. I will still be in vVv Gaming. I will always ask for nudes when you ask me for favors. vVv for Life!
vVv F R 0 o T x got a reaction from Esoteric in MLG PROVIDENCE UPDATE THREAD
All updates from MLG Providence go here!
Current results from vVv Players:
vVv Ruff wins 2-0 over KangChao in OWR1.
vVv Titan wins 2-0 over gensulitor in OWR1.
vVv Celious wins 2-0 over Berryboy in OWR1.
KiwiBinski wins 2-0 over vVvHasuu in OWR1.
AlphaFuzard wins 2-0 over vVvMaze in OWR1.
DarkKal wins 2-0 by DQ over vVvFaze in OWR1.
vVv Ruff wins 2-0 over vVv Celious in OWR2.
vVv Titan wins 2-0 over Ranautricularia in OWR2.
vVv Ruff loses 0-2 to x6 Major in OWR3.
vVv Hasuu loses 0-2 to Binksi in OWR3.
vVv Titan loses 1-2 to QxG Agh in OWR3.
vVv Hasuu wins 2-0 over Wizardpants in OLR1.
vVv Hasuu wins 2-1 over vGSona in OLR2.
vVv Hasuu wins 2-0 over invOAB in OLR3.
vVv Ruff wins 2-1 over ddoro in OLR4.
vVv Titan wins 2-0 over gensulitor in OLR4.
vVv Hasuu loses 4-2 to Binksi in OLR4.
vVv Ruff wins 2-0 over wannabecool in OLR5.
vVv Titan wins 2-0 over Inkarnate in OLR5.
vVv Ruff wins 2-1 over QxG Agh in OLR6.
RGN.Artist wins 2-0 over vVvTitan in OLR6.
vVv Ruff wins 2-1 over EG.Strifecro in OLR7.
x6.CuteAngel (Major) wins 4-1 over vVv Ruff in OLR8. vVv Ruff finishes top 32.
Notable updates from outside of vVv:
NaNiwa takes out NesTea 2-1 to win the MLG Global Invitational!
Ailuj, a player from CheckSix, has become the first woman to play on main stage for SC2 at MLG. Read about this story by clicking here.
Ganzi wins 2-0 over Puzzle with marines, tanks, and banshees, marking the first Code S'er to be eliminated from the tournament.
NaNiwa defeats Nestea again and secures a spot in the Winner Semifinals against Huk.
Vile Illusion, 15-Year-Old American Prodigy, Eliminates Spanishiwa and Sheth! Read about this story by clicking here.
Important links below!
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Black Ops Champ Bracket
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Halo Champ Bracket
Halo Open Bracket
League of Legends Bracket
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