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Greetings all, Just wanted to drop a short note that after consultation between the FIST, his staff, and my staff, I've made the decision to sunset the Diablo 3 course. Drac and I feel that game-specific courses aren't the direction we...

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Greetings all,

Just wanted to drop a short note that after consultation between the FIST, his staff, and my staff, I've made the decision to sunset the Diablo 3 course. Drac and I feel that game-specific courses aren't the direction we want to go with the gaming SA courses, and so the course will be retired to the Wiki on or around June 1st. If you'd like to take it before then, better hop to it!

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Dark Brotherhood News - When in doubt contact the FIST! Ok as a small departure from my normally fun opening message I’m just going to highlight a big mental note for every member of the gaming community and in the DJB at large. If you have a...

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Dark Brotherhood News - When in doubt contact the FIST!

Ok as a small departure from my normally fun opening message I’m just going to highlight a big mental note for every member of the gaming community and in the DJB at large. If you have a question about something, unsure of the rules or if you hear/see something that seems shady contact the FIST staff immediately. We are here to help you and answer your questions. There is nothing more enjoyable for us than to be able to review your submissions and get them approved ASAP. What we don’t enjoy is bringing the hammer down on anyone but we will when we have to. So as a reminder all our contact information is at the end of this report, please use it at anytime we are here for you.

Unfortuantely the staff have found issues that as you are all aware ranging from Destiny Raiding, Diablo 3 on consoles and Gorefest submissions. These are all serious topics so please read these notices and if you have any questions please contact us right away!

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News for Gamers

Unfortunately in the gaming world actually real news about upcoming games will start to dry up a a little. Why you may ask well you see with the E3 expo coming up June 13th to the 15th, most companies wait till then to announce their biggest news of the year. In the meantime I’ll give you what tidbits I do have for now. Feel free to follow IGN’s latest info and coverage of the the event HERE

  • Of course the biggest game we are all keeping an eye on is Star Wars: Battlefront 2, released a new video going into depth on the new “hero” of the game Iden Versio. Check it out here. I hope E3 gives me plenty of new stuff to report on but in the meantime we all just have to hope on this one.

  • So Heroes of the Storm 2.0 went live right after my last report went up and the new loot box system and other cosmetic changes are definitely fresh and fun. With the new version comes changes to the map rotation and the newest hero Overwatch’s D.Va.

  • It’s time for Overwatch’s 1 year anniversary which will have a event kick off on May 23rd to June 12th Trailer. Full details of the event are not known yet but there are rumors of new skins, maps and other goodies. Along with a OW game of the year edition for those of us that don’t already own the game. Which if you don’t there will be a Play for FREE weekend from May 26 to the 29th. If you have it on PS4/Xbox and want to try the PC version this is your chance!

  • Bungie released 7 mins of Destiny 2 Gameplay and other game details today. IGN has all the details. I will also leave up the information on the Beta test and as of now only preorders are getting that privilege. If there will be a open beta or other ways to get in on it we will have to keep you posted. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Destiny 2 Beta site for any updates!

  • Amazingly Destiny 2 will be available through blizzard’s Battle.net service as well when it hits on PC after it releases on consoles first.

Gaming Deals - A place where if I find a good sale I’ll pass it along.

  • IGN has a nice Deals page which lists some of the web’s biggest gaming deals.

  • Also Reddit has a gaming sales page.

  • Good Old Games is a good site to find older games for a good price. Every now and then the Old Star Wars games do go on sale so keep an eye out.

  • Steam as always has something on SALE, including the old SW games as well. BTW if you're not already in the DJB Steam group let us know.

  • Humble Bundle has a Indie Bundle

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Important FIST Information

Below are all the links you will ever need to either contact the FIST staff, join a gaming channel, look up a rule or game mode cluster value. I will update this as needed with each report.

  • Rites of Combat - is the place to find all the rules for gaming in the DJB.
  • FIST-o-matic - a quick guide on how to use the Telegram fistbot.
  • Pendant of Blood - how to earn PoB’s.
  • Cluster Tables - is the place to find out what game mode offerr what Cluster (Earth and Fire) value.
  • Tier 1 and Teir 2 games - os the complete list of all our approved game AND SAMPLE SCREENSHOTS! Not sure what shot to submit look HERE!
  • Don’t forget we have our very own Teamspeak Server. It’s a great way to voice chat with your fellow members and also a great way to communicate when gaming. Check out the details.

  • Just log on using this information - Server Address: ts.djb.club and the password is DJBrulez1

How to contact the FIST staff anytime using these methods:

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Hi Everyone, We have had a rash of rather questionable gaming activity lately that includes suspect Diablo submissions, suspect screenshot submission, and members submitting gaming activity for Gorefest from gaming that happened prior to the...

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Hi Everyone,

We have had a rash of rather questionable gaming activity lately that includes suspect Diablo submissions, suspect screenshot submission, and members submitting gaming activity for Gorefest from gaming that happened prior to the competitions start.

We have been extremely patient and lenient with some of these behaviors, but due to the increased volume of incidents, I am going to ask the Fist to pass all upcoming issues immediately to the JST.

This is simple folks. It is the good dude rule. If you are doing things that could be interpreted as exploitive to our gaming systems, you need to stop. At the very least you need to engage Drac to determine if your sketch-ass-behavior is cheating.

Please see the note below from Drac reference our latest and completely unacceptable behavior.

"Hey folks, need you to impress this on your gamers: it is absolutely NOT acceptable to submit stuff for Gorefest that was played prior to the start of the event. I just had someone submit a shitload of screenshots for stuff played on the 13th. Gorefest started today. The 13th was five days ago. No bueno."

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Dark Brotherhood, I want to thank everyone for the great participation on our May the Fourth competitions. The events were fun, short, and we saw a lot of creative submissions. Especially those of you who trolled my beloved Darth Pravus....

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Dark Brotherhood,

I want to thank everyone for the great participation on our May the Fourth competitions. The events were fun, short, and we saw a lot of creative submissions. Especially those of you who trolled my beloved Darth Pravus.

Amazingly, we had a tie for the overall competition winner. Congratulations to Adept Malik Sadow of Clan Naga Sadow and Battlemaster Kookimarissia Mimosa-Inahj of Clan Taldryan. The two winners will both receive a custom set of robes from our Herald staff.

Once again, thanks to everyone who participated.

Matt

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All- It has come to my attention that there is an exploit that exists in the console versions of Diablo III. In short, console players are able to achieve a Paragon level of 10,000, a feat that (based on play time requirements) is unachievable...

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It has come to my attention that there is an exploit that exists in the console versions of Diablo III. In short, console players are able to achieve a Paragon level of 10,000, a feat that (based on play time requirements) is unachievable without the use of an exploit.

An analysis of the level breakdown is as follows (thanks to Redditor MightyMors for the math):

Getting from Paragon 100 to 200 takes double the amount of XP as getting from 0-100. It is like that for every next 100 levels. As you become more powerful through items you gain more XP/hour.

If you ignore the diminishing returns in item upgrades and paragon points and say you get 50% more XP/hour for the sake of easy calculations. The calculation will be unrealistically short but still show it is impossible to reach anything even remotely close to Paragon Level 10000.

If getting from 0-100 took you 20 hours getting from 100-200 will take you another 10 hours plus the original 20.

  • Getting from 0-200 = 20 + (20 * 0,5) = 20 * 1,5 = hours
  • Getting from 0-300 = 20 + (30 * 0,5) = 30 * 1,5 = hours
  • Getting from 0-400 = 45 + (45 * 0,5) = 45 * 1,5 = hours
  • Getting from 0-500 = 67,5 * 1,5 = 101 hours
  • Getting from 0-600 = 101,25 * 1,5 = 151 hours
  • Getting from 0-700 = 151,88 * 1,5 = 227 hours
  • Getting from 0-800 = 227,82 * 1,5 = 341 hours
  • Getting from 0-900 = 341,73 * 1,5 = 512 hours
  • Getting from 0-1000 = 767 hours

768 hours equates to about 4.5 weeks of 24/7 gaming, and as Diablo 3 has been available on console since 2014, this is a completely achievable goal. Nobody would actually question this.

That said, following this formula and the approximate doubling of XP requirements, any paragon level outside this range can be called into question. If keeping with this formula the following numbers are staggering:

  • Getting from 0-2000 = 44337 hours = ~ 5 years@24/7 gaming
  • Getting from 0-3000 = 2556694 hours = ~ 291 years@24/7 gaming
  • Getting from 0-4000 = 147431859 hours = ~ 16830 years@24/7 gaming

As D3 has not been available for console for five years, it’s pretty clear that anything over the 1300 paragon mark is going to raise some suspicion from me, my staff, and nearly every other D3 player on the planet.

The Way Ahead

I will always try to maintain a gaming library that provides gaming options across the full breadth of platforms. Whether you play on console or if you play on PC, I want there to be plenty of options for you.

With that said, I will not allow exploits to water down the reward structure for our gaming system. As stated in the Rites of Combat:

Falsifying Matches

This is also a major infraction in gaming, where a member tries to forge matches with someone else, and report them for personal gain of Clusters of Fire, Clusters of Earth, and/or rank up in the GMRG. The Fist will inform the Justicar of the situation and the member will be charged by the CoJ for cheating.

Moving forward, the Fist, his staff and I will closely monitor all submissions of Diablo III that are played on console. Should any erroneous submissions be made by a member or members, I will follow the guidelines set forth in the Rites of Combat and inform the Justicar of the infraction. This is not meant as a threat, but as a simple enforcement of the rules that help to govern our club and ensure a fair competitive environment for our gamers.

For our console players, I ask that you remain vigilant when joining groups that consist of players with questionable paragon levels. The above guide should help you identify players with legitimate paragon scores, and avoid those who are quite obviously exploiting the game through some kind of hack.

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Greetings programs, Magistrate applications are being extended until May 19th. What are we looking for? * Basic skills in graphics manipulation software (Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Illustrator, Corel, etc.) * 24-hour mail turn around * A Telegram...

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Greetings programs,

Magistrate applications are being extended until May 19th. What are we looking for?

  • Basic skills in graphics manipulation software (Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Illustrator, Corel, etc.)

  • 24-hour mail turn around

  • A Telegram connection and Trello access are mandatory

  • Readiness to take on some of the most challenging graphics projects in the Brotherhood (#nopressure)

Send all applications including a portfolio of at least 5 of your most recent works to [Log in to view e-mail addresses]

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On behalf of the Odan-Urr and Taldryan Clan summits I am proud to announce that our long awaited coop event Desperate Measures is now live! The opening fiction and future plot updates can be found here, as well as a tl;dr and references to get you...

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On behalf of the Odan-Urr and Taldryan Clan summits I am proud to announce that our long awaited coop event Desperate Measures is now live!

The opening fiction and future plot updates can be found here, as well as a tl;dr and references to get you up to speed on what's going on. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask one of the organizers.

A Sign Up Form is available to help find teams for the team events but is not required. Emails should be going out shortly with tentative pairings for those who have already signed up.

So have fun and get hyped!

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Greetings programs, Zehsaa has decided to step down from M:HRLD due to RL obligations. Please take the time to thank Zehsaa for all the hours of work and dedication she has given us all. Thank you, Z. Stay awesome <3 That said, the Herald's...

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Greetings programs,

Zehsaa has decided to step down from M:HRLD due to RL obligations. Please take the time to thank Zehsaa for all the hours of work and dedication she has given us all. Thank you, Z. Stay awesome <3

That said, the Herald's office will be accepting applications for the position of Magistrate. If you think you have the skill and the know-how, by all means, apply as it is open to anyone in the Brotherhood, regardless of rank.

Applications will be accepted until Friday the 12th of May.

What are we looking for?

  • Basic skills in graphics manipulation software (Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Illustrator, Corel, etc.)
  • 24-hour mail turn around
  • A Telegram connection and Trello access are mandatory
  • Readiness to take on some of the most challenging graphics projects in the Brotherhood (#nopressure)

Send all applications including a portfolio of at least 5 of your most recent works to [Log in to view e-mail addresses]

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Destiny Raid Changes Good afternoon. It has come to my attention that an exploit exists within our current setup for Destiny’s raids that essentially allows people to play one full raid, earn a checkpoint for the final boss, switch to an alt, and...

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Destiny Raid Changes

Good afternoon. It has come to my attention that an exploit exists within our current setup for Destiny’s raids that essentially allows people to play one full raid, earn a checkpoint for the final boss, switch to an alt, and save the checkpoint by entering the raid. This allows teams to play only one full raid and complete two additional boss fights and then submit screenshots for three complete raids. Whether intentional or not, doing this is an exploit in our system, and from this point forward it will no longer be an option.

When Destiny first came out, completing raids was somewhat of a chore. Putting together a team, beating each raid’s sub bosses, and finally killing the main boss took a lot of time and frustration for our members. Because of that, the FIST office established “in progress” options in the activity submission panel. This ensured that even if you didn’t complete a raid, you at least earned some clusters for your troubles. At this point, clearing raids is commonplace enough that it is the norm rather than the exception.

Therefore the following changes to Destiny are effective upon receipt of this post:

  • Members are limited to one (1) of each raid submission per gaming week (Friday through Thursday). That means members can earn full credit once per week for the Vault of Glass, Crota’s End, King’s Fall, and Wrath of the Machine.

  • Only full clears will count for Clusters of Earth. Partial clears are no longer acceptable.

  • Difficulty modifiers will remain in place. Hard Mode now is only acceptable if it is the 390 Light Level mode. Level 20 and Level 36 (VoG and Crota) and Light 310 (Kings Fall) are now considered normal mode.

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I do not make changes like this arbitrarily. As stated before, whether intentional or not, this is an exploit. My team and I do our best to keep gaming fair across the board. This is one of those changes that we catch long after the fact. Whether or not this has been allowed in the past is not relevant. It will not be allowed moving forward.

Thank you for your understanding.

-Drac

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PCON Applications Period Open! Ladies and gents, As stated in my earlier report, I am looking for a Proconsul. The application period begins today, through the end of the month. There is no specific format. Email me, sell yourself. Tell me why you...

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PCON Applications Period Open!

Ladies and gents,
As stated in my earlier report, I am looking for a Proconsul. The application period begins today, through the end of the month. There is no specific format. Email me, sell yourself. Tell me why you should be PCON of Tarentum. Then, we'll arrange a short interview over Telegram when our schedules line up.

Anyone can apply. I encourage outside-of-Clan members to apply. I'd love to continue extending the bonds of family and kinship beyond the regular Clan lines. We're growing, open to new ideas, and keeping up the momentum! So come apply. Send it to my email. Reference members who will speak highly of you. All that I ask is, if you're planning to apply, make sure your own Clan and House leadership know of your intent.

Also, in other news! There's new House Summits in Tarentum! Scion is getting ready to be a daddy soon! The Firebird will never truly be gone from Clan leadership, but he can certainly take a break to welcome in a new child. As such, Samael Ozriel (Kah Manet) has done a lateral to take the helm of Mortis with Thanadd Mawgath as Aedile. In Liath, Rekio Corsair is at the head of Liath, with Etah Shankura at his right hand to help expand our Greys. And, in an interesting twist, our own Darth Aeternus (Korras) has stepped up to fill the leadership of the Deathsworn.

Many thanks and congrats to these fine men on their respective appointments!

-Beef

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