Greetings Dark Jedi Brotherhood!
War is coming! I will not be the one to communicate a start but this report will cover a few items related to the war. I’ve included a Gaming Policy reminder, which includes the Rights of Combat (RoC). I have also included a few key call outs that I encourage all members take a moment to read. A Great Jedi War usually coincides with an uptick in gaming activity and many of these participants may not be regular gamers. Especially in such a large event, ignorance of the rules isn't an excuse to break the rules so please be proactive and re familiarize yourself with them.
I’ve also put together a new Gaming Competitions Approval Guide in order to assist members with running competitions which I will go into detail about below.
First, I want to congratulate members of our Fist Staff for their recent awards. Way to go!
Tybalt Ma'jahirr Rawioni aka Kris on his Promotion to Equite 3 and receipt of a Seal of Loyalty.
Kenath Zoron for his receipt of a Seal of Loyalty.
Aldaric for his receipt of a Seal of Loyalty.
For the purposes of the upcoming war I plan on running two brackets. One for Jedi Academy and another for Heroes of the Storm (HotS). The exact details on the HotS tournament, such as map, team composition, etc., will be held until the competition goes live on the site. I do plan on taking into account the feedback I have received on this topic to formulate what I believe is a very balanced set up.
To sign up for one or both brackets, please complete this Google Form survey. I will keep this open until at least one week before the start of Great Jedi War XIV. If this changes I will send out a supplemental report ASAP.
Please take a moment to review our gaming policies and also send these along to your fellow members that may not be active regular gamers and might not view this report.
Gaming Information Page: Important information on this page are the Tenants of Brotherhood Gaming, DB Gaming Telegram Rule (which are very strictly enforced during a major event), and information on our Gaming and Voice Servers.
Fist-o-Matic Bot: A helpful guide on using the Fist-o-Matic Bot to queue for Player vs. Player (PvP) matches.
I also encourage all members to take the Gaming courses in the Shadow Academy if you have not yet gone through them. They are auto-graded courses under the Dark Brotherhood Fundamentals department.
A few items I want to make sure to highlight are:
a. To participate in Brotherhood Gaming for all PvP, Vendettas, and Tournaments members must be present in the DJB Gaming Channel on Telegram. b. For PvE and PvO outside of a vendetta, presence in DB Gaming is strongly encouraged but not mandatory.
a. Members must setup 1v1 matches using the @DJBFistBot on Telegram. Members will not set up PvP matches in PM or clan chat. b. If PVP match submissions are found that were not set up using the @DJBFistBot, those matches will be declined, unless they have been approved for exemption by the Fist prior to match submission. Exemptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and will be generally limited to @DJBFistBot issues. c. Members may play twelve (12) matches against a single opponent, on each supported platform, each day. Members may play these twelve (12) matches on an unlimited number of supported platforms. d. Members shall not announce in chat that they are in queue for 1v1 PvP at any time.
a. Each 1v1 match will be played until one player reaches three (3) points, or best out of five (5). Exceptions to this rule are listed in Supported Games. b. In combat based PvP, members may not kill their opponent as soon as they respawn.
a. Members are not permitted to idle when signed up for matches. The bot will automatically remove members after three hours of waiting. b. Members must use the /leave command if they are planning on not playing any more matches. c. Repeated confirmation failures will result in the following: * First time: The member will be contacted by a member of the FIST Office through Telegram PM or email on the requirements for Fist-o-Matic utilization. * Second time: A warning via email will be sent to the member informing them of the violation. * Third Time: A warning via email will be sent to the member and their summit informing them of the violation. * Fourth time: The member will receive a 24-hour PvP gaming ban. * Additional violations: the member will receive additional 24-hour bans for each subsequent violation. d. Warnings will be reset after 90 days of proper adherence.
I want to add that “announcing” is not limited to the DB Gaming channel. Any communication with another member that you are queued is considered an announcement for the purposes of RoC enforcement.
I have created a Fist Competition Approval Guide to assist members with running competitions, especially at the club level. For those who are familiar with Operation: Stomping Grounds, I consider this another contribution towards that effort. Increasing the occurrence of member run, club-level gaming competitions a key component of enhancing our gaming community.
This guide covers a wide range of topics such as competition types, tie-breakers, non-approved platform competitions prohibited elements and general competition ideas along with other relevant topics. This should be useful to both new and experienced competition hosts.
Please email me any suggestions for additions or changes to ([Log in to view e-mail addresses]).
Want to see your name here? All you have to do is host a club-wide gaming competition.
May 2020 GMRG Competitions also hosted by the Fist office.
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