Fist Supplemental #10.1: Competitions and DB Gaming Rules
As stated in the recent GM Report, the Twelfth Great Jedi War has been delayed. I can assure you, it was delayed for the right reasons, and the DC is working incredibly hard to bring you all the event you deserve.
Because of the delay, August is open season for competitions again. The Fist office has two events that are available on the site now, and more will come as the month goes on. I’ll highlight those and some rules for the DB Gaming telegram chat room below.
Two New Competitions
[FIST] Diablo 3 Season 11 will run for the duration of Season 11. This competition will be a little different than what we have done in the past. Instead of cluster grinding and rift pushing with one toon, you will have different weekly challenges that allow you to showcase your skills in playing different characters. I’m not going to tell you what the weekly challenges will be, or how they will be built. It’s up to you to subscribe and find out on your own!
This competition will have an overall winner based off the following points scheme:
- Particpation: 1 Point
- First Place: 10 Points
- Second Place: 8 Points
- Third Place: 6 Points
Each weekly competition will award second level crescents (upgradeable if participation warrants it) and the container will award first level crescents to the big winners!
I hope you all enjoy this one!
[FIST] Flash Gaming Bracket: August Flash Gaming is a pod racing bracket! Subscribe to the competition and then pit your racing skills against other members of the DJB playing Star Wars: Racer Rush. Check the competition details for the rules and explanation of the bracket.
Rules for DB Gaming Telegram Chat
As many of you saw the other day, I have instituted a ban on stickers and gifs in DB Gaming. I have toyed with this decision for a while, and am fully aware that I also am guilty of posting a gif or sticker every now and then. The point of this is not to single anyone out, nor is it because I’m just mean and don’t like to have fun. I did this for a few reasons:
DB Gaming is still required for Vendettas and GJWs. Yes, I know you can queue for the bot without being in DB Gaming. For casual events, I am absolutely fine with people not being in the room. But for large-scale events, I want gamers to be able to easily put out requests for matches for whatever platform they are trying to play on. A simple “anyone for x platform” will suffice as issuance of a challenge. I have no intention of changing this rule.
This is the key forum for members to ask questions of myself, my staff, and the gaming community. Sifting through witty stickers and memes (even the dankest of memes) makes it extremely difficult for us to keep track of what is going on.
In all honesty, the high level of gif/sticker utilization is becoming disruptive. Replying to a comment with a sticker or gif isn’t helpful.
What will is and will remain acceptable is posting of links associated with gaming. Sales, information on upcoming games, how to guides for a mission or event you or others are struggling with are all allowed. Try to not post a bunch in a row, though!
I ask that you all adhere to this restriction. For now, I’m going to use the big boy/girl rule. You know the policy, so just don’t do it. In the event that someone violates this policy, the following actions will be taken:
First offense: Deletion of sticker/gif/media post. You’ll know when it happens.
Second offense: Draconian moderation of your posting ability. In simple terms: I will take away your ability to post anything other than text messages.
Third offense: This will only come up if a member decides to become disruptive once they have had their ability to post moderated. If that happens, I’ll institute a 24-hour ban from DB Gaming. This action will become progressively longer should the member continue to be disruptive after being allowed back into the room.
I appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through the details for the GJW. I’m particularly excited about the gaming events that are in the works. I think you’ll all be very pleased.
See you all in August for the next FIST report!