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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv NerdPrblms in New vVv Logo Design   
    I want to start by saying that we will change the logo.  I think every logo change has resistance, and I appreciate that we won't make everyone happy.  I am happy to those of you leaving constructive feedback, and I like the way it's moving.
    We'll get the original design files from the company since we have reached our maximum number of revisions, and ask @vVv Pherzghul if he'll make the final edits (maybe with and without the shield).
    Again, to those of you who said you like the old one, I hear you.  Unfortunately, we have decided to change the logo, and your input to make it better is always welcome, but there is no need to ask for the old one anymore.
     
    Rock on!  More good stuff to follow,
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv Infms805 in New vVv Logo Design   
    I want to start by saying that we will change the logo.  I think every logo change has resistance, and I appreciate that we won't make everyone happy.  I am happy to those of you leaving constructive feedback, and I like the way it's moving.
    We'll get the original design files from the company since we have reached our maximum number of revisions, and ask @vVv Pherzghul if he'll make the final edits (maybe with and without the shield).
    Again, to those of you who said you like the old one, I hear you.  Unfortunately, we have decided to change the logo, and your input to make it better is always welcome, but there is no need to ask for the old one anymore.
     
    Rock on!  More good stuff to follow,
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv Stitches in New vVv Logo Design   
    I want to start by saying that we will change the logo.  I think every logo change has resistance, and I appreciate that we won't make everyone happy.  I am happy to those of you leaving constructive feedback, and I like the way it's moving.
    We'll get the original design files from the company since we have reached our maximum number of revisions, and ask @vVv Pherzghul if he'll make the final edits (maybe with and without the shield).
    Again, to those of you who said you like the old one, I hear you.  Unfortunately, we have decided to change the logo, and your input to make it better is always welcome, but there is no need to ask for the old one anymore.
     
    Rock on!  More good stuff to follow,
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from Minotaur in New vVv Logo Design   
    I want to start by saying that we will change the logo.  I think every logo change has resistance, and I appreciate that we won't make everyone happy.  I am happy to those of you leaving constructive feedback, and I like the way it's moving.
    We'll get the original design files from the company since we have reached our maximum number of revisions, and ask @vVv Pherzghul if he'll make the final edits (maybe with and without the shield).
    Again, to those of you who said you like the old one, I hear you.  Unfortunately, we have decided to change the logo, and your input to make it better is always welcome, but there is no need to ask for the old one anymore.
     
    Rock on!  More good stuff to follow,
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv Exodus in World of Warships: Legends   
    I have. I think you'll like it.  
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from Minotaur in Anthem   
    Storm Javelin here!  Only Level 12 but liking it so far.
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv Saturn in The Doomhammer Inn in Cyprus   
    I think that fisheye effect was not ideal, but you get the picture.  It's really nice to finally be able to stop traveling for a bit and enjoy the house.  
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv TheAmpeD in The Doomhammer Inn in Cyprus   
    Our new home in Cyprus is up and running.  We still need more furniture but you get the hint :-)
     
    Our games are memorialized in our hallway. The Inn will be open for visitors starting in June :-) 







































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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from Blazek in The Doomhammer Inn in Cyprus   
    Our new home in Cyprus is up and running.  We still need more furniture but you get the hint :-)
     
    Our games are memorialized in our hallway. The Inn will be open for visitors starting in June :-) 







































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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv RobZ in The Doomhammer Inn in Cyprus   
    Our new home in Cyprus is up and running.  We still need more furniture but you get the hint :-)
     
    Our games are memorialized in our hallway. The Inn will be open for visitors starting in June :-) 







































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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from Blazek in Visit Cyprus 12/9-12/21   
    vVv Doomhammer and I are heading to Cyprus from 12/9-12/21. We'll be away from everything, but look forward to playing when we get back.
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from Atrax in Eternal's vVv Application   
    Application accepted! Welcome to vVv Gaming!
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    vVv LordJerith reacted to vVv Pherzghul in PAX South 2016 - JAN 29-31   
    oh hellllll yeaaa!
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv Pherzghul in PAX South 2016 - JAN 29-31   
    Hmmmm. . . 
     
    I found this in my e-mail today from the Marriott San Antonio:
    Reservation Confirmation:
    For Jerry Prochazka
    CHECK-IN DATE
    Friday, January 29, 2016

    CHECK-OUT DATE
    Monday, February 1, 2016
     
    Looks like Jordan, Rob and I are going.    
     
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from Blazek in Overwatch: My First Impressions   
    Team of Legends, League of Fortress
    Going into the Overwatch beta, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. That changed as soon as I started experimenting with the tutorial.  I was just going to play enough to get a quick impression and then get back to Star Wars. Instead, I kept playing. Not because I needed to grind RP, grind XP, collect hats or level up. I was having fun. I have that same love to figure out the maps, the characters and the strats that I had back in the days of Gears of War, Shadowrun and early CoD. Let’s get into it.
    Deep Character Roster

    Every character feels fun to play. The game launches with 18 characters: 5 Offense, 5 Defense, 4 Tank and 4 Support characters. Some are clearly more difficult to play then others. Note the defense AND Tank roles.  Those roles are key to understanding the nuance of team composition in this game, as it relates to the map and game objectives.
    My favorites characters so far:
    Bastion:  a defensive robot that can repair himself as well as transform into a deadly, immobile turret. (very easy to play) Roadhog: a tank with an infinite Blitzcrank-like hook that follows nicely with a close range shotgun. So satisfying! (easy to play)
    Reaper: close-range offensive character, a DPS killer with an awesome escape ability in his Wraith Form. (easy to play, can be frustrating to play against at first) Lucio, a support hero, and a peppy Brazilian DJ (sorry DJ Sona, there is new DJ in town). He can skate on walls and can switch between DPS and heals easily. (hard to play) Every character feels unique. Unlike other games, where tanks and supports can feel boring (not to me, but you know who you are), that just isn’t the case with the heroes of Overwatch. These are well designed MOBA/arena-type champions. Blizzard design shines through.
    Lore nerds can find basic info on their heroes here. This is still in need of development, as it is pretty bare bones right now.
    A few more observations:
    Do NOT think about support as JUST healers. They are Healers AND something.  It’s smart design.  For those looking for a more “traditional healer”, try Mercy, and for those who like to shield allies, try Symmetra. Also, Widowmaker’s gun, Widow’s Kiss, solvers a long-time problem with snipers in certain other FPS games, as she is able to switch between an automatic assault weapon mode and sniper weapon seamlessly. Note that her role is Defensive.
    Blizzard Again Excels with The Learning Curve
    I suck at shooters. I’m bad. We all know this. I’ve really only played shooters on Xbox for any length of time. I can say that the Overwatch tutorial works. I actually learned to aim on a PC in a way I never considered before: It’s really about moving, more than just aiming the mouse. I know, I know. . . I’m a noob. I fixed that, though. 
    When I got the “Play of the Game” for my support, Lucio, and was voted MVP . . . yea, that felt really good. I still suck, make no mistake. (I am in top 4% of Hearthstone player in NA though, heh).
    In short, the Blizzard tutorial showed me that I need to not stand still while shooting. It’s like in LOL, when your ranged DPS stands still to farm and develops that bad habit.  I blame years of MMO healing for my bad habit, but was impressed how the tutorial pointed that out. Move AND Shoot, Jerry. That’s how you do it.
    MVP voting
    The MVP voting has a formula that goes beyond kills and assists.  It seems include things like:
    damage mitigated  heals dps (obviously) kills I can tell Blizzard is using this like an honor system to help create interactions and a sense of community after the game. Having both teams vote for the all-star is engaging. Like I said before, it makes you feel GOOD to win or even to be nominated.
    In one particular moment, I was getting up from my desk to let someone else try the game out, and as my game ended, I got up before the MVP voting. The person who took my chair said, “who do you want vote for?” I replied with,  “who do you think?” We both ended up picking a player on the other team, who lost, but we voted for that player because he was so challenging to play against.  The conversation around the voting was fun and engaging.
    The Visuals
    I will make this short. 
    Animations: Awesome Character Models: Awesome Maps: Look real. Beautiful and detailed. Have very tight cultural themes.  Maps
    I could discuss this in length, and I probably will in a future post as vVv Gaming gets into Overwatch competitively. My initial impressions:
    Maps are well designed. Many little things are done well:
    Lack of straight shooting lanes and line of sight prevent camping, and make locking down an area require excellent teamwork. This is so different from, say CoD, where players go to certain points and can lock down on gun skill due to “map advantage.” The maps feel like designers who never made a FPS map, but knew HOW to make an FPS map came together to make it happen. The maps are FRESH!  These are not your uncle’s FPS maps.  I can tell this is a new generation of Blizzard designers at work, and it shows.
    eSport?
    This is interesting.  At one level, I LOVE watching it. At another, it is hard to know everything that is going on, and I see the challenge that needs to be overcome to make this work. So, what will Blizzard need to make this an eSport?
    In no game, not LoL, not SC2, not CSGO, will the actual execution of casting, camera, when to switch to what player and overall quality of analysis/explanation matter MORE than in Overwatch. The execution for Overwatch eSports has to be strong. Average won’t cut it. Steve Bornstein will have his work cut out for him to get this right. New generation of casters will be needed.  There is a lot of downtime in traditional sports, in LoL, in DOTA2 and in CoD.  This is not the case with Overwatch.  You will need casters who can eek out every second of value from what they say. You will need the casters who are poets, and I’m not sure I’ve seen any. People will HAVE to play to get it (not a big deal, since I feel the same about LoL and DOTA2). It is deceptively simple, yet that’s the magic. It has a high skill gap, and it will take a quality team to deliver on the nuances around team comp, objective progress, amazing plays and synergies between characters. This game has layers, and that gives it incredible potential as an eSport. Players have to consistently be thinking about: team comp synergies and plays between champions objectives (defend, attack, escort, etc.) map awareness dueling team fighting Can it be an eSport? Yes! BUT, it will depend on how well Blizzard executes on the production in a way that other games have not needed to achieve. 
    Final Thoughts and Questions
    You will like this game. You will play it. You will find yourself having fun.
    To Blizzard:
    Get this to console ASAP How will you monetize this? What’s the model? What is the release cadence for new content? Please get the eSports right. This will be your toughest challenge yet. How do you make sure this stays fresh and keeps players playing?  
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    vVv LordJerith reacted to vVv Bagzli in vVv Gaming Presents: Supersonic Series   
    vVv Gaming is proud to present our newest competitive game nights for Rocket League!  These game nights will allow Teams and individual Rocketeers to bring their A game and level up their gaming skills in three 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 gameplay, these events will accomplish just that!
     

     
    All of the events below will lead to a Season Finale where the best players and teams from the entire season will be allowed to participate!  Each season will last 8 weeks (subject to change based on the feedback received in season 1).  Players and Teams with highest scores will be invited to the two final tournaments.
     
    In order to create an environment that Rocketeers wish to be part of, an environment that encourages gamers to be competitive, to improve, and help others grow, we have made the first season a “test run”.  What this means is that for the first season finale we will not be providing prizes to the winners.  We hope that the first season will give us enough time to gather feedback from the participants in order to ensure quality of the event.  Dependant on the success of the event, prizes will be introduced at a later time.
     
    Season 1 starts on Tuesday November 3rd.
     
    Supersonic Draft
     
     
    Supersonic Showdown
     
     
    Supersonic Shuffle
     
       

     
    Playing Games and Reporting Results: A tournament bracket will be created and can be accessed via http://www.vvv-gaming.com/RLBracket.  (Note this link will take you to an external website that we use for hosting brackets and also this link will be kept up to date with the current active event).  For all events above, the Admin will announce via TeamSpeak when the event has started.  Once this happens you should contact the opposing team and host a private game among yourselves and play your best ouf of three matches.  After you complete playing your match, one player from your team needs to report your score to the Admin.  To keep things clean, please save replays of games you win in case we need to refer to them to prove a winner.
     
    Casting: We are looking for dedicated casters to stream these tournaments. Until we find these individuals we will be streaming the games played, however there will be no commentary.  If you are interested in such a role, you can find more details here: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum/announcement/2-twitch-caster-opportunity-for-rocket-league/
     
    Point System: You will receive points for your participation in each tournament.  These points will determine the top 8 teams and top 24 players that will participate in the two season finale tournaments.  The first tournament will be hosted for the top 8 teams based on the team scores from Supersonic Showndown event.  The second tournament will be hosted for the top 24 players based on the combined individual scores from all 3 events.  Keep in mind that participating in Supersonic Showdown event will earn Team Points as well as half of the total team points towards your individual points.  For example if your total Team point score was 10 points, you will earn 5 individual points.  This has been done to encourage individual players to participate in the “Supersonic Showdown” event and help fill out teams that are missing a player for the evening.
    Breakdown:
    2 points for participating 2 points for every match won 2 additional points for placing 4th 4 additional points for placing 3rd 6 additional points for placing 2nd 10 additional points for placing 1st     
    To stay up to date on everything we do you can:
    Join our steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/vVvGamingRL
    Join the discussions on our Forum: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/forum
     
    If you have a question, just reach out to one of our event administrators via private messages on vVv Forum.
    Event Administrators:
    vVv Bagzli, vVv Samona, vVv Saturn, Chibigoat
     
    For more information on vVv Gaming and staying up to date with events that we host accross various games, visit our Website at http://vVv-Gaming.com or you can follow us on twitter @vVv_Gaming.
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv Paradise in Former ESPN, NFL Network head leads new Activision Blizzard eSports division   
    I tweeted about this. This is pretty significant for Blizzard and Activision.
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    vVv LordJerith reacted to vVv RobZ in Rob Germany Trip from 10/23-11/3   
    Hi all,
    I'll be in Germany for Worlds from 10/23 and back on 11/3. I will be sure to take tons of pictures! gogo Fnatic
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv Vall in Early Access starts tomorrow 10/20 for Subscribers   
    Reminder: For those were subscribers between AUG 10 - OCT 19, early access starts tomorrow.
    All servers will be down from 230AM PST until 8AM PST. You can follow their Twitter for updates.
     
    See you in game tomorrow.
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    vVv LordJerith reacted to Muhdewsa in ADL Season 7 Details Thread   

     
    It's that time again, boys and girls! We're proud to announce the Amateur Draft League is returning for its Seventh Season! Since dropping Tuesdays worked well last season, we will continue to be playing every Sunday and Friday at 9pm EST (6pm PST) starting on October 16th and continuing until December 13th. Even though the ADL falls on days that the LoL World Championship is taking place, we will STILL be playing! World Championship games start anywhere between 5-7am EST so we will have plenty of time between then and the beginning of the draft :} Be aware that we moved from Mumble to TeamSpeak! Our Server Information is down below along with a guide on how to set it up.

    Last season, we also removed MVP voting, introduced our new Champion and Challenger Tiers, and also randomized Captain selection within the same relative rank to make picking a little more fair for the captains who were closer in Solo Q rank. All of you who regularly play in the ADL were super happy about those changes so they'll be around to stay! Since there was no demand for an ADL All-Star match, we didn't have one, but that doesn't mean we can't have one at the end of this season! Just be sure to let us know you want it and we'll make it happen. 
     
     
    Significant Dates:
    10/16/2015 - Start of Season 7
    11/13/2015 - Week 5 of Season 7 (Champion Tier and Challenger Tier begin)
    12/6/2015 - Last night of the regular season
    12/13/2015 - Finals Mini-Tournament (Must attend to qualify for Top 4 finish)
    Quick Info:
    TeamSpeak info: TeamSpeak Server: ts65.gameservers.com:9222 How to set up TeamSpeak
    ADL ELO Lookup: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/adl-look-up
    Start Time: 9 PM EST/6 PM PST Sundays and Fridays
    Holidays: The Friday after Thanksgiving there will be no ADL (11/27/2015)
     
     
     

    Changes based on your suggestions:
     
    This isn't a change that only we can do, but we got some feedback where you guys wished there were more people to play with/against. Even though our debut first nights are the most attended, we get a very stable 30 or so people per night, and they're the same people who attend every night. If you would like to learn how to get more people involved in attending the ADL, make sure you read this guide on how to bring in more people! Everyone needs to pitch in on this effort, it's not something that we as Staff have ultimate power over. Also, don't forget to bring your friends! Also on the topic of recruitment, if you guys are interested in bringing more players let us know if you'd be willing to participate in recruiting nights where we would get together on TeamSpeak and try to bring new players onto the server to get to know us and join us for ADL :3 Season 6 was a HUGE success in the fact that multiple people stated that the event was organized and run better than other events they've been to. We're very proud of this! If you see something you would like to see changed, be sure to hit up one of the Staff members! We specifically ask for feedback after every night, so there are plenty of opportunities to speak up! As always, we MAY make changes during the ADL Season. This only happens if there is enough negative feedback about a certain aspect where it warrants an immediate change, or if it's something we want to test out (ie: a better pick order, a better way to determine who faces who, how we draft, etc). We will always ask for everyone's opinion beforehand. If any changes are made during the Season, players will be informed of said changes before drafting begins. For this next season, we want to focus on providing more opportunities for getting to know your fellow LoL players. One of the things we've learned that could benefit from an organized play environment is that higher level players have trouble finding teammates who share their motivation and goals. By providing a more relaxed environment people can come to after each night's games are finished, we can offer moments for people to connect outside of simple game comms so that you can actually get to know each other and not just how you are in-game.  We've made a couple nice visual guides that hopefully explain the season format and how to participate much easier for new players. Always be sure to give vVv Organicbear or vVv Medusa any feedback you have! We can always make things better or easier, we just need to be informed that something needs changing! A link to our profiles containing our contact information are at the bottom of this post. Feel free to contact us in any way that is most convenient for you (including chatting on TeamSpeak).
     
     
     
     
    How to Participate:
    NOTE: Anyone can play, regardless of Solo Q rank, as long as you're Level 30 and have at least 16 champions to participate in Custom Tournament Draft.
     
    Season Format:
       
     
    Official ADL Rules:
     
    Please take the time to read and familiarize yourself with the rules! You are expected to know the rules before you join TeamSpeak and participate!!!
     

     
    Are you as excited for Season 7 as we are? Let's make this another fantastic ADL! See you in TeamSpeak on Friday, October 16th at 9pm EST!
     
    If you have questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions please contact any of the below ADL Staff members and they would be happy to assist you! 
     
     
    ADL Staff:
    vVv Organicbear
    vVv Medusa
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from vVv Arkaine in Server Transfer to The Harbinger   
    vVv has transferred to The Harbinger server which is the highest population server in the game (West coast). If you want an invite to the guiild, please add your characters names here.
     
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    vVv LordJerith reacted to Yui in Crazy first week of worlds!   
    Holy cow that first week of worlds was amazing!  I don't know about the rest of you all but my picks are thoroughly destroyed.  The fact that C9 is top of their group, undefeated, is crazy awesome and I did not see that one coming.  Heres my revised predictions for whos going to break after that first week of play:
    Group A: KOO and CLG
    Group B: C9 and Fnatic
    Group C: SKT and EDG
    Group D: Origen and KT
     
    But for real, if these past 4 days are any indication, anything can happen.  Can't wait for Thursday!
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    vVv LordJerith reacted to vVv OrganicBear in ADL Season 6 Finals Seeding   
    And results have been submitted. Prizes should be distributed within 2-5 weeks according to Riot.
     
    First place winners:
    403PK
    Arc Tech
    Larstly
    RlP Monty Oum
    Veldraka
     
    Second place winners:
    Falcodile
    Vrukiel
    Tasmanian
    Manic Depressive
    Shiboito
     
    Third place winners:
    Oza
    lavenderetoile
    vistas83
    Blue Silver
    Heartseeker Tara
     
    Fourth Place winners:
    dragoninjasasin
    nickyp5612
    Arazael
    linkthehitman
    puffpuffjoo
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    vVv LordJerith reacted to Yui in Picks for worlds?   
    I'm making my predictions tonight, I've been hit with some nursing content that I had to get done before I could sit down and articulate my posts for my predictions!
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    vVv LordJerith got a reaction from Yui in Worlds hype!   
    Great post!  Thanks for this.

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