I wanted to take a moment to recognize all of you for your amazing performance this quarter. I saw heavy competition throughout the entire quarter involving every rank on the leaderboard. At the end many of you went on insane gaming streaks including a 30 hour streak of Fighter Squadron within the period of 2-3 days. It truly showed what gaming in the DJB is about: having fun. Gaming is one of the few areas that clan loyalties can fall to the side as you play with other members and develop bonds that last your entire DJB career. You can bet each person will represent their unit with pride during a vendetta, but during times of peace it’s nice to see you all at ease with one another.
The Force has awoken. A new generation's story is being told. However, what happened in the past cannot be forgotten. The Fist Staff is proud to provide you with an event involving several Star Wars games of the past. Competitions will range from single-player to PvP. This month we have an Empire at War single-player competition and a Jedi Academy bracket . Make sure you sign up before the website resets on January 7th to lock in a place. There will be several more events to come including a TIE Fighter competition.
One of our own magistrates, Mako/Sight , has taken it upon himself to start investigating a couple of different MOBAs. It came to his attention that the DB currently does not have one supported. This is by no means a promise that a MOBA will be supported, but he is creating a proposal and would like input from the members. He’s been looking at League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm so far since they’re extremely popular and free to play. We have created a simple form for basic feedback from you all. He also requests unbiased player data such as screenshots of the final score screen and verifiable data regarding play times. Please send any information to [Log in to view e-mail addresses]
During this first quarter we’ve also chosen to run an event to highlight The Old Republic which has seen a recent resurgence thanks to the Knights of the Fallen Empire. I’ve even subscribed again for a month to try out the storyline and I’m enjoying it myself about 4 or 5 chapters in so far. There are seven competitions involving every activity in ToR to this event. There will be two each month and one lasting the entire event. This month the competitions are Flashfest focusing solely on flashpoints and a competition focused on duels . The quarter long competition is focused on World Bosses .
Here are some releases coming out in January.
Total Members vs Environment and Members vs Others activities reviewed and approved by FIST Staff:
Star Conflict: 27
Diablo 3: 98
Matchmaking (Misc.) : 5
Total Member vs Member activities reviewed and approved by FIST Staff:
Jedi Academy: 52
TOR Duels: 3
3rd place - Edgar Drachen
Cause I will finish what you started. Cool saber effect, spoilers, etc. How do you gaming? You game your heart out
That's a good question. Generally the mistakes are common ones like using the wrong competition type. Crescent levels and stuff the MAA remands and not us...one thing I've only run into a couple times is trying to award clusters for unit mobile games. Cluster incentives are for the fist staff to offer and at our discretion to allow on other comps. We would like the incentives to only be used for DB wide competitions to ensure fairness for all. Also, make sure your wording is tight. There's a competition that says to send the coolest armor in. They meant the coolest armor in the Uprising mobile game, but the details weren't specific enough and they've been getting entries of random armor :P
Very good question. There isn't an official answer to this. It's come to our attention that a MOBA isn't supported. League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm are being looked at. Several upcoming releases are being tracked, but there's nothing specific to promise. However, there is a secret proposal that will hopefully increase options for members if approved
Probably only if they come back and keep that accessory
Favorite part about the job...I guess being able to continuously give our community things they enjoy and reward them for having fun and building friendships. I do some math, but not as much as you would in school. Mostly math is just checking competition submissions, adding statistics up, etc.
This is a good question. In the past there's been training nights for JA and other games. Some of the issues with it is finding a competent volunteer with the time to train people at a time that matches the trainee's schedule as well. I do think this is a good idea, but slightly hard. There are some guides on the Wiki and some helpful information on the Novitiate Hall exams too. I do like this idea though. Maybe a signup sheet would work
I promised Kaylesha that I would share some pictures she shared with me and discussed on one of my more recent news posts. Google recently released The Force Awakens Google Cardboards (and Verizon even gave some away free). It was supposed to be used with the Star Wars app to create a VR experience. There are some YouTube videos of people using them to view the actual VR experience called Jakku Spy. The one I looked at wasn’t the best quality and I didn’t finish watching it to see if there were spoilers. Check it out at your own risk. Check out the rather large pictures of her BB-8 Google Cardboard here .
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