Since his promotion to EQ4 seven months ago, Donny (Maaz, Uji, Log, whatever you want to call him) has been a key member of the Fist staff and one of the best Magistrates i’ve had the pleasure of working with in my 17 months as Fist. While I can’t discuss his entire year as Magistrate, the past seven months are truly noteworthy in and of themselves. Donny has taken on more responsibilities than normally expected of a magistrate through competition organization and creation, wiki updates, and aggressively monitoring activity approval timelines. In all areas, Donny has performed admirably.
Donny has an incredible knack for finding a need within the gaming community and working to push activity. Donny built and ran multiple competitions that focused on building or sustaining activity for Diablo 3 (consisting of two seasonal containers with multiple challenging sub competitions each), Starcraft 2, and the Mobile gaming series. With each of these competitions, Donny drove activity through consistent telegram postings, a willingness to game with other members, and a keen eye for improvements with each event he ran.
Additionally, Donny took the lead on updating multiple Fist-controlled wiki pages, most notably the Pendant of Blood and supported platforms pages. Both pages had old, outdated games that required removal, or updates to existing games to reflect their current use within the DJB. I never had to ask Donny to do any of these things. He simply identified a requirement, brought it to my attention, and asked to make the changes on his own. This kind of initiative is exactly what is needed and expected of our members, especially those who either lead or work on a DC Level staff.
Donny is always on top of reviewing and approving gaming activities. Over the past seven months, he has personally processed 211 PvE/PvO Activities and 187 PvP activities, ensuring that members receive the awards they deserve for participating in club gaming. Additionally, Donny is an avid gamer himself, earning 1064 Clusters of Earth, 196 Clusters of Fire, and 9 Pendants of Blood.
Donny is one of the hardest working members of the DB that I have known in my time in the club. He easily accomplishes any task I set before him, no matter how large or small. It is my honor and privilege to award him with this Sapphire Blade.
Dracaryis di PlagiaFist of the Brotherhood
Warlord Dracaryis, 2018-04-30 21:50:19 UTC
The Log is one of my favorite members because he’s not only active, but he’s an old guy. That is to say, he’s been here a while, retired from leadership (for now), and yet still remains genuinely active. He games, he writes, he games, he draws, then boots up his system to game some more; that’s to say nothing for how he is likewise active in chats, working with folks on the regular be they new blood or incoming leadership. Dude’s a beast, even if the delivery is sometimes a bit wooden. We still love him. Thank you Donny for sticking it out for so long and not leafing us to wallow in the void. I’m glad you’ve kept rooted to Galeres, and look forward to seeing even more awesomeness from you in the future.
Qyreia ArronenQuaestor, Galeres
Corsair Qyreia Arronen, 2018-04-30 21:49:49 UTC
I can never find enough to say about Maaz/Uji/Donny/my brother from another clutch. He's sarcastic and a bit of a dick, which is part of why we love him so much. He's reliable, he's helpful, and he has somehow over the years become knowledgeable, despite his best efforts. He's everything you expect of an Arconan, and I'm bloody well pleased to see him getting this shiny stabby award finally!
Despite having just recently stepped down from Proconsul, when the Clan needed leadership help he stepped back in, serving as a Quaestor for 3 more months, and a Battleteam Leader for 2.
While he's organized competitions since his last promotion, they fall under the purview of our mighty Fist. He has participated in 80 competitions, excluding containers or bracket, proving to still be an active member of Arcona.
In this time he earned 1 Silver Nova from the War, 3 Ruby Crescents, 5 Amethyst, 5 Sapphire and 4 Emeralds. For his writing efforts he picked up 14 Clusters of Ice, his artistic talents netted him 25 Clusters of Graphite. In the land of gaming he picked up 9 Pendants of Blood, 196 Clusters of Fire and 1,064 Clusters of Earth!
As can be seen, Donny has kept up on the activity and leadership that makes him a great member. Congratulations, mate, you earned this award.