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Rapture

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  1. The game is definitely getting bigger by the week. The Internet's largest Splatoon community is over at Squidboards.com, you should definitely check it out! It's still a small, growing game, but the competitive scene is taking root.
  2. <3 I got you. We'll be chillin' in the future. I'm gonna try to teach myself DotA so we can play. xD
  3. Very appreciated, my man. I absolutely will. Thanks for being one of the OGs stickin' it out around here. Always had great times on the Xbox with yah, let's try to play again sometime! Much love, my dood
  4. Although I've decided that now is the day that I confirm this decision, this is something I've been preparing for a long time and ultimately wasn't an easy decision to make. Now I think I'm ready to go forward with it. I joined the forums in July 2009 as a Gears of War player and was accepted into the organization a few months later in September and since then I've progressed in competitive gaming farther than I ever had. I joined vVv to become a better Gears player...instead, I became a better person (and definitely not a better Gears player). Not only have I gotten to meet and become friends with some of the best people in gaming, I've traveled to do coverage for major tournaments and events, I hosted my own podcast and was a co-host of The Loser's Bracket, I had a successful blog and I cherished every moment of my time here. Over time, I realized that vVv was not a place you stay a long time as a gamer. I've seen hundreds upon hundreds of people come and go over the past four years – some I've stayed in contact with, some I've never spoken to again, and some are still here. Not many, though. And with that I realized that I came to vVv to learn and I did that, and now I am ready to move on and continue with the next part of my career. That's what vVv is ultimately about – learning and finding who you are and what you want to be, then setting off and doing that. For all the good times and the bad, the successes and the failures, vVv has always been my home and a place for someone like myself to come back to. I'd say Call of Duty really lowered the bar and changed this organization for the worse in some aspects. The quantity of applicants may have rose but the quality heavily suffered. The community changed to seemingly pander to the lowest common denominator of gamer and it's a shame because we have done really great things. Sucks that our most recent greatest achievement is barely keeping a Black Ops 2 team together. It seems like it went from developing players to just trying to get whoever is available to play for us. Call of Duty lessened my interest in vVv and being a part of it because the game is so lacking as a competitive title and it absolutely dominates the forums, unfortunately. As it stands, I'm focusing once again on Smash Bros and fighting games and vVv is not going in the same direction. But, that obviously isn't the reason I'm leaving. I've been here for a while without necessarily following the same goals at vVv as a whole. I have also returned to writing about Nintendo games over at NintendoEnthusiast.com and I have started up Directional Influence again over at ClashTournaments, which is run by ex-vVv member Chibosempai. I'm a regular commentator on his streams and now a contributor as a podcast host. And I hope to be working with others concerning Smash and fighting games going into the rest of this year and next year. However, thanks to all I've learned at vVv, from interacting with a community to podcasting to eSports development, I'm able to continue forward with skills and experience while still being a young gamer in the industry with a lot of time on my hands in the near future. I think that's why this decision feels right at this very moment – I have fully accepted my development here at vVv and I'm ready to move on. I'd like to personally thank both Jerry and Jordan for, well, everything. You both took me in, despite my age, as a staff member and developed both my writing and administrative skills. You both always had great advice and even dealt with me whenever I could be insufferably annoying or troublesome. And when an MLG event rolled by, I was allowed to stay in a vVv room regardless of my situation. I always felt welcome and wanted thanks to you two and I've learned far more from the two of you than I have from most people. I want to personally thank the both of you in person for all you've done for me the past four years. This won't be the last you see of me and I hope we can continue to stay in contact and whatnot, especially at big events. Sincerely, it means a lot not only that you accepted me into your organization, but that you kept me around and realized both my value and potential. You made vVv not only an organization, but an experience that sticks with you and changes you as a person. I can consider myself bettered as a person and gamer thanks to vVv and you two. From the bottom of my heart, I am very grateful for everything. As for everyone else, for the close friends I've made, Team Rapture, the Gears players, the Loser's Bracket cast, everyone I've squadded out with at MLG events, and everyone else I've come to know for a long time and still know that I've got you, thank you for making vVv great. Thank you for making vVv a place I want to be and being people I want to be around and be friends with. I don't want to list names because I don't want to exclude people, but for anyone that reads this that's OG, you know who you are. And for everyone else besides everyone else, keep vVv strong and growing. Please don't turn it into a stupid sniping clan. Because sometimes reading some threads, it feels that way. So I'd like to officially hang up my V's today and make my resignation from vVv official. While I will not be around the forums like I usually am, you can always find me on Twitter and Facebook as always. I want to cross all our paths as much as possible, so please do not hesitate to keep in touch. I don't plan on vanishing or anything. XD -Ya boi, Rapture
  5. There is someone definitely trying to screw with you
  6. Yeah due to SC2 not being at Columbus I am 100% not going to this event.
  7. Every time IRGRL calls herself a, "domestic goddess," I am thankful we closed her app.
  8. im sorry but this is the best post in this entire thread
  9. huehuehuehuehuehue Have a nice vacation!
  10. It seems completely random; some ex-members have been let immediately back in in the past, others have had to do the application process. There's never been a standard.
  11. I wasn't objecting to what you wrote, that's probably why you still don't understand. I'm agreeing with you on all accounts.
  12. I didn't say that. I said it doesn't excuse her from her behavior. I then said you would probably agree with that, that it doesn't excuse her from her behavior.
  13. I understand that lol I too am pointing out why that doesn't make sense. But it still doesn't excuse her from her behavior, which I'm sure you agree with.
  14. I don't think that's the point. Although some people around here have no good measure of other people's maturity but I digress. I don't think anyone is saying anything about her age here except that her conduct was unacceptable especially for someone her age. Which does speak volumes, she should at the very least be less impulsive and dramatic than the four year old CoD players that apply here. If she has a moment of clarity, she can tell us about it in 60 to 90 days.
  15. Well...to be fair, she is sort of right. We were just discussing how this is a problem. Still, it doesn't call for lashing out at someone in the shoutbox, but I'd have to see what was exactly said if I were to make a call based solely on what she said and how she said it.
  16. But your book only got 2 and a half stars on Amazon.
  17. It's not that, it's just an observation. As I said, this was never a problem before the large amounts of CoD players. I agree with your sentiment on Raw, tho. He's a good guy.
  18. Call of Duty players, fucking up welcome threads. How do you do that lol. Seriously, all you have to post is a genuine "welcome, how are you" post but instead every new CoD player thinks they embody vVv and feel the need to make these kinds of posts and take it upon themselves to act that way (CallMeCoach, great example of this). Not trying to generalize too hard, but this was never a problem before Call of Duty was big around here.
  19. I'd be fine with Metal getting the V's. He's active, seems like a chill dude, etc. I'd discourage him from being a non-member "recruiter" on other forums (advertising on other forums can go over not so well), but in the future he could be a good asset. Any more thoughts on MaBleek? I don't think I'll be endorsing him (although, I've only endorsed Tahvvy but I digress).
  20. Just want to come in here and post this - I played Pokemon competitively, even in my time here at vVv. Competed at VGC for several years. To be very honest, there's no point in vVv "supporting" Pokemon. It's a very online-based community and only has really one major event a year ran by The Pokemon Company/Nintendo. There's no real "eSports" presence for the game. There's no stability (no circuits, no regional events, VGC is only doubles and single elimination, etc.) and sponsorship would honestly do very little. If I thought otherwise, I would have continued to support competitive Pokemon here at vVv. I stopped doing that in 2010.
  21. To be fair, that's not the worst I've heard come from Stitches' mouth.
  22. While I don't think we'll see gaming in the Olympics anytime soon (I don't think it needs to be), having this recognition will be great for eSports. I hope they continue to extend this treatment as eSports grows.
  23. Oh the 14 year old is acting like a 14 year old? Isn't that why I brought up the whole "that's why we have age requirements thing" earlier?

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