vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Saturn in A Message from vVv Exodus
I worked closely with vVv Bagzli when he became pres so believe me when I say I understand the commitment you endured. By no means have you failed, quite the contrary actually.
Thank you for your service to this community.
vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Exodus in A Message from vVv Exodus
Good evening vVv,
I'll keep this short and sweet. I've had a lot of members messaging me with what is going on with staff, vVv etc. Staff and I had a very good discussion the other day, we all love vVv Gaming, all still in vVv Gaming for life. With that said, after a long discussion everyone decided it was best to part ways as a staff. Burn out? sure, this insane Corona virus mess? Yes amoung other things. This hits home financially for all of us, we as a nation will survive but this is scary as hell. With that said, I spoke with vVv LordJerith and resigned as President of vVv Gaming. I am on the Executive board for vVv Gaming, this is permanent. I'm still here and I'm not going anywhere, I'm vVv for life. Now, I and vVv LordJerith are looking for two people that want vVv Gaming to be their full time job, entrepreneurs as you will. These individuals need to have a strong drive and ability to raise money and build a business plan. vVv LordJerith will assist with the business plan and get them in touch with investors. These two people will interview with LordJerith and I, they also will directly answer to him and I. If you're interested private message me, 20 plus, no teens, I want serious inquiries only. I succeeded and failed, I learned a lot, if I let anyone down I apologize. I always meant well. Merch is still available, i'll see about getting hoodies asap. I feel this is the best thing for vVv Gaming, we need two people that have the time for it, with a job and a wife I unfortunately don't anymore. I will seek someone to be in charge of Discord, steamers, YT editor etc will come with time. All of you stay, have fun and as soon as I have an update you'll all know. This isn't the end, its only the beginning. Again, I'm going nowhere, I'll game with you and if you need me I'll be more than happy to talk about whatever. I'm still running the show per say, so again, if you need me I'm here. Apps that need interviews will go through me still.
vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Milkyy in vVv Milkyy declares "Interested" in being considered for CEO of vVv Gaming
Fellow vVv members, maybe this wasn't the right place to submit this however, as a community I feel it has a level of relevance on determining who is going to take vVv forward.
First of all, I would like to show a great level of respect for Scott (vVv Exodus) known him since '08 when I was amongst the staff here and where vVv was making big waves! Scott has kick started vVv Gaming again, bringing back so many old faces which all add value to vVv Gaming in their own right. Scott deserves the upmost appreciation, even though he mentions he feels he failed vVv which rest assured, non of us think this! Much love bro!
Heres for the nitty gritty......
As much as I would like to see as many ex vVv Gaming come back, I would love to be able have the community attract new recruits that would love to represent our organisation. Highlighting the fact that we are looking to push back into the competitive competition where vVv made its name worldwide!
However, our strategy will always remain the same for coming into vVv Gaming, and it should still be pretty clear.. You need to earn those vVv's, not by just by being around the shoutbox and Discord, or playing with certain vVv Members... you need to go the extra mile, we represent the organisation in many ways and with today's social networks is still a very crucial tool that is well worth implementing. Sharing vVv content with your social media channels - Twitter should still be a must, along with shares to Facebook where possible.
Things I would consider to change..
For most, your probably sigh...... However, even though we have only recently re-developed the logo, I do still feel that the logo is still well apart from what it would have been, the logo is the main thing you look at when building a brand to also build an element of interest. The logo for me still looks too clan and unprofessional - I know there will be many that will disagree and some may come forward to agree with these comments, but to have a modern, authentic, stand out / wow factor esports logo is what is needed to really kickstart us again.
The 5 Pillars - dated back in 2019.
One of the underlying messages I keep hearing is that people want to play together. We are here because we're gamers, and playing games together is one of the core elements of vVv. Activities this should include are community game nights in specific titles, streamer viewing parties, and tournament viewing events.
Professional Networking and Support
Once upon a time vVv got people jobs in the games industry. Well that time is still now, but we can expand the opportunities beyond the games industry. We can support the people who want to hone games industry skills (community management, event coordination, etc.) and also support members who want to become streamers, influencers, and content creators. Specifically for Streamers, this is a symbiotic relationship. Streamers represent vVv, vVv supports streamers (viewers, retweets, etc), and that system could build some real steam once it gets momentum.
Central business activity
Several people mentioned bringing back tournaments and vVv-supported competition. These can become the nexus around with the organization rotates, giving our competitive members a chance to compete, our staff something to build, our community something to cheer for, and our streamers something to build on. "But what game should we compete in?" I hear you ask. All of them! No one just plays one game anymore, we rotate through them as they get stale. vVv's tournament should be more like the PAX Omegathon, where your final result is dependent on your performance in several different games (just an idea, is this too crazy?).
Making new Friends
This is another big part of why we're here. We want to be a part of a community of friends and fellow gamers. That should infuse everything we do, and all of our activities should be built to support it.
One of the earliest things I heard about vVv Gaming was that it should be a place where any member is someone I'd want to play games with. We've always kept out, or removed, people who didn't fit the culture, and we should continue to do the same now. Part of this is holding each other accountable, and part of it is moderation, but we should maintain that culture of "I could play games with everyone here."
The application process shouldn't be in a set timescale, should be noticed by the adding value of the applicant, and (or) referral from a vVv Gaming Member that they believe they are ready for interview stages.
The same process would apply to applications/applicants that go inactive for more than 30 days. If your away for this time period your application will be closed and you will need to restart the process from the beginning.
Staff Positions - vVv Gaming only needs a small team to develop the need for more positions, as vVv grows again. To start with the site will need the following Staff Positions:
- Assistant of Ops - assisting with Presidents tasks, whilst there is a small time difference with being in the UK - a US representative would be essential. - Admin x2 - site forum needs a clean up - this will be a challenging task to get through but essential. - Community Gameplay Manager. - Applications Representative - making sure that all applications have been contacted/replied to - introducing themselves, and giving further information to the new applicants that they would feel useful. Members:
- The famous Chopping Block - for those who have been here to remember, this was at times the harsh hand that met those who did not add value to vVv Gaming and in doing so was dropped from the organisation. This Chop List will not be brought into play for awhile unless reasonably practical to do so.. - we need to build the community and most of the time, we live busy lives where it isn't always possible to be active on the site, the key point is adding Value, if you aren't doing so, you may face the chop.
Get yourself involved by playing with both applicants and vVv Members - This is what the community is all about, enjoying the gaming but also meeting friends along the way.
The likes of holding a vVv Gaming Community Gameplay every Friday or Saturday evening where we will all try to battle it out. The idea would be to bring the competitive spirits out.
This is something that I think would get the community buzzing.. We all love the tournament's right?! How about adding a Community Tournament with a Prize Fund? Each person who wants to enter the tournament would pay an entry fee of $5/$10 - or if you have a team you can enter $20/$25.
The winner or winning team would receive a Prize Fund of 60% of total entry value.
This is something that I would be looking to bring into vVv Gaming - on the basis to help our competitive push and for fellow gamer(s) alike.
Donations to vVv Gaming:
We would like to ask for your support, especially through this period by donating again to vVv Gaming, it doesn't matter how small your donation is, as this is adding to bring better things to you all here at vVv Gaming. Min donation would be $5.00.
Donations would be put towards the site upgrades, running of the site or to be able to bring you all amazing content/must haves or simply bringing back the vVv Gaming Merchandise.
Donations can be given just because you want to donate, this is another great way to add value.
This is something I may look to redesign and get back out there for you all at vVv. Times are changing into the way t-shirts and jumpers are made and we can make clothing casual with the presence to still be noticed of who we are!
Overall we would like to increase the Hall of Fame at vVv Gaming:
Hopefully one day, we can increase our competitive gaming achievements and increase the list of honours that grace vVv Gaming as it does today.
For now, this is just the beginning, to consider my interest... appreciate any feedback or comments.
vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Infms805 in vVv Milkyy declares "Interested" in being considered for CEO of vVv Gaming
Happy to see that you have a plan in mind. This will make our community stand out and bring it back to what it once was. Can’t wait to see changes. Also, I do agree with the idea of a vVv meeting to get things going.
vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Exodus in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
vVv Gaming will no longer support Gears 5 competitively. We will fully support Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We will do an in house tournament, I will get with staff when I get back from the beach to discuss the details of this. Per my conversation with vVv Savior, Gears audience has thousands, CoD has millions, I 100% agree. As a result, we will have two CoD teams representing vVv Gaming instead of one. GB also supports CoD not Gears 5 and the availability of tournaments for Gears is awful. We already have vVv Exile and vVv Hoagie starting one of them up now, the second will follow shortly. vVv Skeensyy is in charge of our CoD division, everything goes through him. I want to be CRYSTAL CLEAR, you will NOT be a vVv team till Skeensyy and I find you worthy to be. So Exile’s team will not be a vVv team until they prove they can win, same goes for the 2nd team. Good luck to all that try for this, I'm excited and I know all of you will be as well.
vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Exodus in Thank You
I just wanted to say thank you, vVv Gaming wouldn't be what it is or where it is if it wasn't for all of you. I may run vVv Gaming but all of you make it what it is, I am grateful for all of you, I want you all to know that. I want to thank vVv LordJerith for making me President of vVv Gaming, for being a close friend and always believing in me. I want to thank vVv DoomHammer for all he has done, working tirelessly on the new site, making sure it flows smoothly as well as the new logo getting finalized. Thank you Jerry and Jordan for the new website, it looks amazing and we all appreciate it. Thank you vVv Buzz and vVv Pherzghul for the tireless work you both did on the new logo, thank you vVv Buzz for all the GFX work you're doing now, updating the homepage with the new logo in certain areas as well as the icons for specific groups on the site. I'd like to thank all of my staff for everything they do, they're a great group of people that will do anything for vVv Gaming and it doesn't go unnoticed. I look forward to the future, the progress we have made since I took the helm is crazy to me, we're only going to move up!
vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Doomhammer in New vVv Logo
The new vVv Logo is here and vVv Pherzghul has gone above and beyond to create a library of different sizes and uses. These are available for personal use on forums, social media, live streaming, video, or anywhere else on the internet.
Thank you again to everyone for sharing feedback and helping to make this logo so glorious.
If the attachments do not work, here is a link to a google drive instead: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1s6-oit50v8APbVXZqw9sgG4IRAd_cJF_?usp=sharing
vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Savior in What do all of you want?
1. Streaming is where a lot of our members are doing well so I think giving them a group chat and maybe making a List of official vVv Streamers on the site with their stream links to kinda give them a shout would be a great addition.
2. Game specific groups is a great idea but we need to try and bring more people in not into vVv but into the community and Forum posts on the respective game sites I feel is a great way to start.
3. I think all games deserve a section because a lot of people play competitive games but also play family fun/ relaxing games which are still fun to play with others.
4. I think this would be a good idea but it really depends on what game we want applicants and community members to come for/from.
5. Division Managers would be good but I think it could wait until we got more members and applicants otherwise we'll have 4 managers and 5 members lol
6. I think doing what we call pickups in GoW could come in to play, it works the same way but we could also make a list of who wants to play and have multiple people draft the players they want and have the teams play, it'll allow for chemistry to be built, teams to get practice, and new players and old get into/ get back into the game. Not really worried about prizes, it'd be great but main focus is to grow as an organization and as a player.
vVv GrimWolf reacted to vVv Exodus in What do all of you want?
I am been thinking for a while now, I'll list below what I have been considering and you all let me know if you want any of it implemented. vVv Gaming is about YOU not me, so I want it to be the place you all want, let your voice be heard!
1) Streamer group on here and the discord. Really want to support our streamers, any suggestions on how input is welcome.
2) Bringing back game specific groups- List relevant games that you want, not a 100 but we can make the top 4.
3) Adding new game forums, need suggestions. Any game forums that currently need to be removed?
4) Bring into vVv Gaming a known streamer, not Ninja level but someone with a great following that would draw a lot of attention to the site. Adding a twitch feature to the homepage, so when they go live everyone knows and we can watch. LJ and I have discussed this. Obv new site needs to be up before that feature goes live, any suggestions on a streamer? Is this something the community would want to do?
5) Division Managers- We did this back in the day, won't be on the same level but someone that you can have direct contact with. They can run CGN's for that specific game, manage that games forum and members
6) We currently have Apex and RL drafts and tournaments, would the community be interested in doing that for other games? Prize for winning we will have to discuss, maybe the team that wins gets one piece of merch idk just throwing it out there. These obv won't be monthly but can be ran on occasion and the division managers handle it all.
vVv GrimWolf reacted to Buzz in went out and picked up this bad boy
So I Decided to pick one of these bad boys up last week (Huion KamvasPRO 12), and have not had the time to sit down and use it until today.
Ive always been a fan of drawing up, or sketching out my ideas when starting a project from scratch this allows me to skip the process of using a pen and paper. and saves the time of scanning or photographing the image into my computer. I have used several pen tablets in the past and have had issues with the computer recognizing where I placed the nib On the tablet, and or trying to guess where to place my pen since my previous tablets have not had a display but were just a flat black canvas that read where the nib of the pen was located. The Huion Kamvas Pro offered a great display and canvas to work on the pen feels almost like writing on paper. The installation process was a little rough, because there were no real instrucuctions as how to set up the device which was an issue, because I had run into several issues while setting up the device. Thankfully for my prior knowlege was able to guide me the rest of the way. I only took the time to start on this one file, to see how the device operated in which i scrapped the file so if you were looking to get ur hands on it, thats a no bueno. after several sit downs, I finally came up with a somewhat completed image to have to show. as for the quality of the product once I got everything up and running the tablet ran smoothly and there was no lag time from when I placed the pen to the surface. my lines came out smooth and followed exactly with the flow of the pen on the screen and was not offset. However I do wish there was a little more friction to prevent the pen from sliding out of place from where i put it this will have to take some getting used too. Its been several years since I have worked with a design tablet and I have had many successful projects in the past, and from what I accomplished today, I can see my self completing a lot more. If anyone is intrested in the product and has any questions I would be glad to help share my expereince with you.