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#27 Sep 03 2013 at 5:59 PM Rating: Good
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Nobody nominates me for nuffin...
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Guess I'll throw a little bit about myself in:

I lead an endgame shell on FFXI for several years, as well as lead a casual shell. I was also a member of Frenzy and was kind of a "silent officer" and would help the leaders with decisions when asked. I was an officer in a raiding shell in lotro for a year, and was the lead tank and 2nd in command of an endgame progression shell in WoW for a year and a half. I was a member of one of the top rated PvP guilds in swtor, and also one of the top raiding guilds as well. I led a shell on FFXIV before it was deserted.

In real life, I was a store manager at KB Toys for 4 years and a department manager at Target for a year (worst job I've ever had). Now I'm a graphic designer at a local health food company.

If you guys want me to stay on as leader, I will do so. My time for the immediate future might be a bit limited, but I should still be on most days and some evenings/weekends. I've actually rather enjoyed getting this FC going and flourishing, which I think we are already. Smiley: nod
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#30 Sep 03 2013 at 6:05 PM Rating: Good
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Being a huge EVE Online fan I read your links when you posted them. Loved loved loved it.

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#32 Sep 03 2013 at 6:18 PM Rating: Good
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If my name ever came up I un-nominate myself because I'm still burnt out from 4 years of Dynamis. Smiley: laugh

Not that I've been able to get on Ultros in the last week either, so I've been playing on Lamia instead. Smiley: frown


don't worry, after maintenance you'll be able to, believe it!

about the nominations, i second Orchid =D

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#33 Sep 03 2013 at 6:36 PM Rating: Good
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I'll take this one post out to talk about my history so that you can pick me out of a crowd..

My first job was as a supermarket cashier, eventually became a supervisor and stayed that for 4 years.
I was the event manager for a large midwestern card and game shop, organizing and running staffs of between 5 and 50 people for anything from a 150-player card tournament to GenCon.
Currently I own and operate a small computer repair shop.

In my gaming life, I've been playing MMOs since they were text-based MUDs doing everything from being a player to being a developer.
In WoW, I was an officer and eventual guildmaster of Desolation at the beginning of Wrath. We ended the tier ranked 16th on the server (heroic didn't exist at the time).
I was the healer role officer in the guild Simple Mechanics at the end of Wrath, doing heroic progression, we ended that expansion 7/12 heroic 25man ICC.
After that I was the healer role officer in Solidarity for Cataclysm, we ended that expansion ranked 3rd on our server for 25man heroic progression.

Ok that's about enough of that nonsense.
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#34 Sep 03 2013 at 7:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Cilia, Rayna and Brianna please nominate them for leadership.
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#35 Sep 03 2013 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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I dont really want to be an officer, ill just help with 24 mans and such when they come out, had expeirence being a raid leader on a top 50 US guild in wow and I enjoy that.
#36 Sep 03 2013 at 7:18 PM Rating: Good
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BartelX wrote:
I was an officer in a raiding shell in lotro for a year


What server? I played LOTRO for many years on Nimrodel during my hardcore days.
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#37 Sep 03 2013 at 7:22 PM Rating: Good
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Raelix wrote:
Nobody nominates me for nuffin...



Cause you have the same avatar as Killua and seeing that picture reminds us of him and we almost insta down vote till we look at the name :D

Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 9:23pm by Ap0stle234
#38 Sep 03 2013 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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BartelX wrote:
I was an officer in a raiding shell in lotro for a year


What server? I played LOTRO for many years on Nimrodel during my hardcore days.


I was on Meneldor. I really liked lotro quite a bit. The Rohan expansion with mounted combat was one of the coolest ideas I've ever seen implemented in an mmo.
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#39 Sep 03 2013 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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Well I wasn't really expecting people to nominate me. I just like having fun in MMO's and I like helping others out. If you really wanna know stuff about me then in terms of MMO's:
I have been playing MMO's since somewhere around the mid 90's. Some of the games I have played and beta tested include - Ultima Online, Everquest 1 & 2, Lineage 1 & 2, Ragnarok Online, FFXI, SilkRoad, WoW, LOTRO, Perfect World....basically enter an asian MMO that has come out in the past 15 years and I have probably tested and played it. There are a ton of western MMO's that I have played as well but there are too many to name as this list should show that I like MMO's lol.

I first started getting into rpgs with table top games like D&D...well mostly D&D but everything else was based off D&D. That spread to console gaming then pc gaming. I still do table top gaming whenever I can with a small group of friends. We currently play Descent 2.0 but every so often we will find a random game based off D&D and try it out.

I'm not too sure about being a leader here since I wasn't able to attend the meeting and from the notes that were taken of the meeting it still seems like there is a lot to discuss about it. So I am happy that people would nominate me but I still think everyone needs more information about how everything in the FC will work.

On a side note please keep donating whatever gil you can to the FC housing foundation. It would be great if we were one of or the first FC to have the house when it comes out.
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#40 Sep 03 2013 at 8:16 PM Rating: Good
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I'm not too sure about being a leader here since I wasn't able to attend the meeting and from the notes that were taken of the meeting it still seems like there is a lot to discuss about it. So I am happy that people would nominate me but I still think everyone needs more information about how everything in the FC will work.

On a side note please keep donating whatever gil you can to the FC housing foundation. It would be great if we were one of or the first FC to have the house when it comes out.


Agreed, and assuming that the servers are actually fixed with todays maintenance, we will have another meeting this weekend to discuss things more in-depth. This weekends meeting was more to get the ball rolling and get people to start thinking about the bigger picture. The next meeting will work out the company logistics a bit more and give more of an idea of the direction we are heading.

Also, I second the notion of continuing to donate to the FC! We're at 400k, but that is less than half of our goal of 1 million gil by the time 2.1 and housing are launched. So please, if you have any spare gil lying around, donate! Anything you can contribute will help. Thank you!
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#41 Sep 03 2013 at 8:18 PM Rating: Good
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Can I ask what would constitute a good officer?
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#42 Sep 03 2013 at 8:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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Also, I second the notion of continuing to donate to the FC! We're at 400k, but that is less than half of our goal of 1 million gil by the time 2.1 and housing are launched. So please, if you have any spare gil lying around, donate! Anything you can contribute will help. Thank you!


To be fair, it's also 40% of our goal after a little over a week of play with server problems.

I'd say we're doing fine.
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Also, I second the notion of continuing to donate to the FC! We're at 400k, but that is less than half of our goal of 1 million gil by the time 2.1 and housing are launched. So please, if you have any spare gil lying around, donate! Anything you can contribute will help. Thank you!


To be fair, it's also 40% of our goal after a little over a week of play with server problems.

I'd say we're doing fine.


Shhh, I'm trying to motivate people through negative reinforcement! Smiley: motz
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#44 Sep 03 2013 at 8:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Oh sorry... what I meant was.. uh... only 400k? Why in my day we walked 15 miles in the snow to make 10k, and we liked it.. get off my lawn!

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Can I ask what would constitute a good officer?


A good officer would be someone who will be online a fair amount of time most days. They will be willing to help others, to guide players who are new or learning about certain aspects of the game, they will be cool headed and willing to listen to members concerns, and be dedicated to advancing and improving the shell as a member of a leadership team.

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Oh sorry... what I meant was.. uh... only 400k? Why in my day we walked 15 miles in the snow to make 10k, and we liked it.. get off my lawn!


That's more like it! Smiley: grin

Edited, Sep 3rd 2013 10:35pm by BartelX
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#46 Sep 03 2013 at 8:53 PM Rating: Good
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It does look like just a big jumble of names to me as well, and I'm even on the list. I think the reason for that is that the ZAM FC is just so big, that we haven't had to time to learn the identity of most of our members. I've seen a few people on the list talking in FC chat a few times, but quite a few of them I've never seen or spoken to even once.


I like the idea of waiting a bit before our little election is held. I feel that, especially during this launch week of intermittent connectivity, there hasn't been a chance for many to properly show themselves. I did get /poked today by a fellow member as he ran by, though, which was nice, although he neglected to provide me with the private /dance I asked for. Plenty of time on that front, though, plenty of time.

I'm on a lot and haven't interacted with most of these players, either, actually. But, to be fair, I'm only level 13 and mostly exist to provide lengthy, mildly sarcastic commentary. Pretty much the same role I fill on these boards... Smiley: tongue
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It does look like just a big jumble of names to me as well, and I'm even on the list. I think the reason for that is that the ZAM FC is just so big, that we haven't had to time to learn the identity of most of our members. I've seen a few people on the list talking in FC chat a few times, but quite a few of them I've never seen or spoken to even once.


I like the idea of waiting a bit before our little election is held. I feel that, especially during this launch week of intermittent connectivity, there hasn't been a chance for many to properly show themselves. I did get /poked today by a fellow member as he ran by, though, which was nice, although he neglected to provide me with the private /dance I asked for. Plenty of time on that front, though, plenty of time.

I'm on a lot and haven't interacted with most of these players, either, actually. But, to be fair, I'm only level 13 and mostly exist to provide lengthy, mildly sarcastic commentary. Pretty much the same role I fill on these boards... Smiley: tongue


Unfortunately, we just don't have the luxury to really wait. I can't be responsible for 200+ members myself, nor can I be on 24/7 to moderate people. Even adding Thayos will not cover that. We need to get some people put into these positions in order to keep order in the shell and maintain a leadership presence at all/most times. The officers that we pick will be given a trial basis to prove themselves, and everyone will be able to give their input after a 2-4 week period to decide if they should continue on as officers. At that time, we will also allow other members to step and be given a trial in leadership positions if there are others interested (or more nominations come in). This is the fairest way I can think to do it, while also being the fastest way to get some people in that can add some control and directions to the company when myself or Thayos are not available.
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#48 Sep 03 2013 at 9:14 PM Rating: Good
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Hey Team!

I grew up on Final Fantasy and, while I got my start on MMOs with Ultima Online, nothing compared to that of my time in FFXI. During those four years, I went from novice to Deputy Leader in an end-game raid LS on Pandemonium and then, after server changes, to an officer on Hades. Spending my time on end-game, loot distribution, team mediation and developing FAQs for members, I truly grew to love the function LS could provide to a well-intentioned and managed team. Seeing how open, kind, and cohesive a group we're shaping into over P3 to today, I feel for the first time in a while, excited more for sharing my time with a group than accruing personal gain. I also played WOW for 2 years but spent that time on PVP.

I plan on being, and have been, very active with this game. Luckily, times have changed and this game no longer requires 7-hour parties with only one set up possible. This leaves room for flexibility in my time, and I'd prefer spending that time in the company of others. Either in an admin role or just as a member, my activity is a guarantee. I have ideas on how things could evolve and am looking forward to contributing to our forward momentum.

In real life I spent 2010-2012 in Cambodia with the peace corps and now work as a development contractor with an Afghanistan community stabilization program as an operations coordinator. I do occasionally have to travel for work and can't bring my game with me (Afghan Internet = no bueno) and will sometimes be out of game for two-three weeks at a time. I'd still be very active via forums during that time. Working in the capacity I do-- remote working, tracking costs, lists, inventory, high-risk working environments -- I do well when I'm busy and having additional responsibilities in the game gives me additional purpose and a chance to see this FC move forward successfully.

I'd love to show ya what I've got and I have a keen interest in building up our coffers, crafting trades, and in-FC networks. I love gathering guides, lists, and info. As an admin, I'd ensure questions are answered, information is available, and innovative ideas are heard. I love the dynamic we already have going and I am excited to see it evolve!

Thanks!

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BartelX wrote:
A good officer would be someone who will be online a fair amount of time most days. They will be willing to help others, to guide players who are new or learning about certain aspects of the game, they will be cool headed and willing to listen to members concerns, and be dedicated to advancing and improving the shell as a member of a leadership team.
Let me preface this by saying I get that we've got completely different ideas of what a chain of command is. Just hear me out. Or ... read me out. Whatever. Semantics.

This is all wrong. It isn't an officer's job to guide players. That's everyone's job. Even if they're only two days into the group, if they know the answer to a question they should speak up and assist. If they can help with a mission or quest, they should. If they're willing to listen, they should listen, and they should be there to advance and improve the group any way they could. Like I said, that isn't what an officer is for. They can do that, and they certainly should. Like I said: It's everyone's job. Now, here is how a chain of command should work. I'll use Dynamis in this example, simply because I know we both know what is being talked about, and I'm willing to bet most people that read this will get the general idea.

First, the head person whatever you want to be called, decides on a general idea. "Let's do Dynamis." The officer's jobs are to figure out the details. Find out which Dynamis will help the most amount of people, figure out if the funds are there, figure out how to get those funds should you be short, figure out if there is any scheduling conflict with another shell, so on and so forth. This information is fed back to the leader, who takes all that information and announces (or doesn't if it can't be worked) to the entire group which Dynamis is going on and the time. Perk of being a leader. After this is out, it's back on the officers to look over all the charts and details for drops. X person has Y points so gets priority on Z item. Of course, that's assuming you use DKP. I personally endorse it, as it is the most transparent form. Also, another job for an officer: Making sure to keep track of the points, probably in a locked thread or page that only they can edit so everyone can keep track of. I'll admit I'm not particularly sure how XIV works as far as that is concerned, which is why I picked olde Dynamis.

Keep in mind, it's best if you have one officer per task. One to deal with finances, one for the DKP, one for recruitment, one for scheduling (for the event and for keeping track of who is showing up), and for whatever else. Officers are busy enough, so delegating the duties to as many people as appropriate is best.

Anyway, the day of the event comes up, and the final task of the officers is to make sure there's group synergy. The squishies have enough healing and adequate protection to accomplish the mission. Prior to actually entering the event to make sure everyone has adequate equipment to make sure the mission is successful. If you need potions to get to a location, or healing items, or what have you. It isn't their job to supply that, but to make sure everyone else has it. If they don't, the officers and leader can assist but should not supply unless they have an overabundance of the items in question. After all, they are going in as well and if they run out of the needed equipment because they gave it to someone else then they are, in turn, becoming the problem itself. You're in a leadership position, it is imperative that you lead by example and always have what you need. Running out of needed supplies is twice as bad for you as it is for the general populous.

Once inside, it's the leader's job to, well, lead. They decide when to advance, when to retreat, the pace you go, and must know which direction to get to the objects, what is required to complete objectives, and to call tactics and tactic changes in the midst of battle as it were. This is where officers get to take a break, as it were, and become just another brick in the wall. The leader leads, and everyone else makes sure to listen and to complete the set objective.

Overall, the leader decides, the officers plan, and everyone does.

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o0o Hi2u Bartel! Looks like the Phase 3 joker is coming up in ze world ^^ . I must have entirely missed the thread(s) leading up to you taking up leadership position... or simply forgot, but it's not easy eh? Over here on Shiva, these guys more or less forced me into an officer position. It's annoying sometimes - We've got like 210 members, and they all talk about the strangest things... x.x. Anywho, GL clown :P
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#51 Sep 03 2013 at 9:37 PM Rating: Good
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Ap0stle234 wrote:
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Nobody nominates me for nuffin...



Cause you have the same avatar as Killua and seeing that picture reminds us of him and we almost insta down vote till we look at the name :D

Was the only one that nobody over on FFXI used, lol. This side I see it every other thread... Went with DRK and whatnot.

Better?

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