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Defyiant

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    Defyiant reacted to vVv LordJerith in Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter Now in Open Beta   
    The que turned me off. . .  especially since I found out that it's a way to get you to buy a pack, the people who pay get less que. .  . after working at RIot, I am so turned off by dev's like this. . . sorry, just don't have the stomach for that kind of cash cow mentality.
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    Defyiant got a reaction from Tak in Who will be next?   
    That Takmo is hilarious
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    Defyiant got a reaction from Rahktaahl in Gamers helping Gamers: Improving Your Performance   
    This is a very hot topic I agree with this. A player is only as good as the team around him and it's very important to practice teamwork and build a team foundation. No one likes to lose but a great team accepts defeat does not point the finger and learn from their own mistakes as a team.
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    Defyiant got a reaction from Stormie in The Tip of the Iceberg   
    they hear us is all I want to hear from them. They know what we expect and this is a good thing for e-sports. I'm glad they are listening to the community and will be making great strides to keep the community happy.
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    Defyiant got a reaction from Tak in Damien's Guild wars 2 application   
    No wonder I didn't post on your app bro it's on the second page I didn't see it amongst the others. But what can you say about this kid other than the fact it is a pleasure running dungeons and being on the battlefield in WvW. He takes orders well he listens and speaks up. Even though your work duties get in the way sometimes and you get to the battlefield when everyone has left o.O it's still a pleasure having you around. Good luck on your app bro and keep up the good work on the battlefield it doesn't go unnoticed.
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    Defyiant got a reaction from CODEHX in CODEHX's Application   
    Our 3 way tanky re-tal Guardians get shit done son. Add up damien plus the doosh 5 way Dps up close and shitting on them
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    Defyiant got a reaction from jiggy in Gamers helping Gamers: Improving Your Performance   
    This is a very hot topic I agree with this. A player is only as good as the team around him and it's very important to practice teamwork and build a team foundation. No one likes to lose but a great team accepts defeat does not point the finger and learn from their own mistakes as a team.
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    Defyiant got a reaction from CRUXIAL in Just a free tourney match from the 21 August Stress Test   
    GG Cruxial show these guys how the guardian do keep it up dude
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    Defyiant got a reaction from Guttzu in Guttzu - GW2 Application   
    Yes it's time to get Guttzu his burnt orange not to mention the V's its long over due.
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    Defyiant 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!
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    Defyiant got a reaction from SleepyTigerz in vVv Let's All Play Smite Together   
    I had some time to play smite and realized it's such a great game but didn't have a list of friends to play with. There are a few vVv members playing smite now lets start a list of players. It's simple just reply to this post with your in-game name so we have an idea of who's playing and get some groups going.


    In-Game Name:
    DefyUrGod
    vVvSleepy
    Zhuu
    vVvBullet
    vVvDoomhammer
    LordJerith
    Cruxial1
    vVvRobZ
    vVvcwalk
    vVvMelody
    vVvTorment
    vvvockiral
    Rahe
    Sargone
    xiViET
    RazuviousX
    Sylariss
    Aodan
    o77obv
    Rygart
    ProfessorBC
    Frenchy

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    Defyiant got a reaction from Blazek in Diablo 3 Character Builder   
    I just found a Character Builder way better than the from battle.net yes I understand its official but Zam Network Character Calculators and tools are just as accurate im sure they take the info from blizzard anyway. I like this character builder better because it has a skill browser,skill calculator and a character planner. Really excited for the character planner you can plan out the gear for your hero and try different armor sets and configurations to document your stats.

    Enjoy Folks- Main Site: http://d3db.com Class Tools: http://d3db.com/skill
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    Defyiant reacted to vVv LordJerith in Five Pillars of vVv Gaming   
    Value: Having members that are all adding value is a critical part of having a rich and vibrant community. There are many ways to add value: creating content for our partnered YouTube channel, having a strong social media presence with appropriate vVv Branding on your profile, being social on our forums and helpful to aspiring players and applicants to even just donating. To see the full list of ways to add value click here. If you are unsure of how you can add value, reach out to the community for help. Excellence: There are two ways to demonstrate excellence in vVv Gaming. The first way representing our brand and community professionally at major lan events. The second way is by being a passionate community member that excels at adding value to vVv Gaming. Diversity: vVv Gaming is a diverse community. This is our strength! vVv Gaming has people that come from various backgrounds and we openly embrace differences in race, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs and gender. In order to get the most passionate and talented individuals, we want people to feel that they are part of a welcoming and accepting community. We also welcome people who are passionate about a variety of games, the key feature of vVv is our diverse community! No matter what games you play, we want you to feel welcome as a member of vVv Gaming. Instead of forming rivalries among the different games we play, we should be excited that we have such a varying group of people who can all come together as part of something great. That's what makes vVv Gaming such a fantastic place to be! Chain of Command: If you have a problem with someone, please talk to them directly and IN PRIVATE. Always start with the person that you are having the problem with. DO NOT bring it to the Shoutbox or post about your problem. If you can't resolve it, then bring it to staff. Sponsors: Just as you have to add value to vVv, so does vVv Gaming have to add value to its sponsors. In order for vVv Gaming to support the best gamers and provide our community with events, opportunities and contests, you need to show them that you care. Represent their products, promote them and spread the word by supporting their social media initiatives.
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    Defyiant reacted to Blazek in Microtransactions in Guild Wars 2   
    Could have sworn I posted about this before... perhaps not.

    The fact is that Microtransactions do work, and in some cases generate more income for a company then a subscription based model. So I see the reasoning for GW2 to take this approach as the game will be server based and not P2P with server hubs like GW1 or Hellgate: London were. Ofcourse microtransactions are also a way to combat RMT, which has become a very big issue in many MMO games. So there is a need to protect the customers and make money themselves.

    Either way I believe ArenaNet atleast has the right mentality about how microtrasactions should be implicated, and that is the fact that no gameplay element should be restricted to thouse who pay more. Everything that will make a difference to your ability to play, be competitive and enjoy yourself should be included to all players. Microtransactions should be reserved for the cases where players want additional services outside the bounds of the game world (such as re-customization, server transfers, name changes, etc.)

    However it is still acceptable to the general masses for additional customization options (special dyes, unique armor designs, special mounts, etc.) that have NO ADDITIONAL BENEFIT to the player; And I think that is the main point. If it doesn't give you any bonus, then it is not necessary. So you buy it to either support the developer or to look fancy, but it will not give you any advantage over another player.

    Finally there is the somewhat borderline issue of exp buffs and the like. I call this borderline as in a way it does give you a distinct advantage over other players initially; However it does not prohibit non-paying customers from spending additional hours to keep at a consistant leveling speed. Personally I consider it acceptable as at the end of the road both the players are still the same, one player just wanted to spend less time to get there, so they were willing to spend money to do so.

    Beyond that is the line of unacceptable, which i believe ArenaNet is going to stay away from. This includes actual stat buffs, better gear, paid only content (not including full expansions), improved mounts, and generally anything that you must have to be on an equal level in PvP. This is what is called "Pay to Win" and I feel pretty confident in saying no one likes these items. So hopefully, ArenaNet stays true to their word and will avoid them like the plague.
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