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Toggle %s Days of War Has Begun!
|Posted By: MSGT A.Switz @ 29 April 2016 - 01:50 AM|
DAYS OF WAR - ALPHA BUILD RELEASED
The 3rd Marines now deploys to our new game, Days of War after a action packed month of transitions, upgrades and sweat. We are finally leaving WW1 Source behind us as we venture out into the unknown together, strong and ready for a good fight. Keep in mind we will still host events in our founding game, so don't disregard it just yet.
Days of War is showing a lot of potential. Already released to those of us within the clan package we purchased, some love it, others have things that they want to see done to make them more open to diving in like they know they can. Either way, that is what Alpha, Beta and Early Release builds are all about. Looking at the core of the game so far, it is unanimous that this game will be a shining example of how fast paced shooters are meant to be played.
MARINES, KICK IT INTO GEAR
As of today points will begin accruing once again. We have managed to get all of our Alpha build Marines onto the PERSCOM system but are still reigning in our reserve (Beta) forces. This weekend we will be awarding points to those who attended last months drill as well as finalizing all current awards that you currently have to date.
In two weeks we will be finishing up our website to merge the main site completely with the new.
MUSTER IN NOW IN EFFECT
All Marines are expected to Muster in via the Member Portals above every week. This is a trial phase so reminders will be used at first. Repeat offenders will begin getting punished in a couple of months. We must work on our global activity. Not just in game but out. And keep in mind, Alpha builds are notorious for not being polished, that is why they are alpha. Some of us may suffer wheras some of us may not notice a thing. Either way, we are a unit and will play as a unit.
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Toggle %s New Citation Inducted
|Posted By: MSGT A.Switz @ 25 April 2016 - 08:34 AM|
NEW AWARD AVAILABLE
Unit Participation Citation, UPC
A new award has become available to earn. It is yet another accrual based award, this time awarding high site activity. We have added a point based system that tracks how many topics and posts you make, of which give you points based on where the post was made under which forum. To take it a step further, if your topic gains over 5 replies you begin earning an extra point every 5 posts made by other people than yourself.
To get the UPC, you will earn it at every 50 point intravel. You can check it by clicking on "Points" in the main nav menu for now. It will eventually be moved into a sub link due to running out of space up there. May also add it to the member portals as well.
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Toggle %s New Website - New Enhancements!
|Posted By: MSGT A.Switz @ 22 April 2016 - 10:03 PM|
We have just conducted our 5th website makeover. Over the years we radically change our website to adapt to our unit's personality at the time and is usually altered before a major change within the units structure of future. With Days of War eagerly just a week away, there is no better time than now to break everything down to build back up again.
While rebuilding, we of course look to improve upon the previous alterations to fix any navigation issues or areas that seemed a little confusing for new Marines or guests to find/follow. As you are all aware, e have a TON of stuff to do on the forums and it can sometimes get daunting trying to navigate around in all of our alterations. This current alteration, however, he taken perhaps the greatest strides yet in simplifying where all of the tools you will need to succeed are found, operate, behave and feel. Let's take a quick look at what is new or changed:
NOTABLE NEW EDITIONS
This comes to no surprise for people returning to the site to see the new update. We decided to get rid of the old woodland green and opt for the new digi desert camouflage. We also decided to use the same overall website as before because it is still highly commended by unique visitors and old veterans alike. We changed up the artwork a bit to match a more modern look as we head into a more modern game.
A big new weapon for us heading into DoW will be the adoption of the PERSCOM system developed by the 3rd Infantry Division in Army. Although originally slated for use for the Army, we have incorporated it (and still are) to use for the USMC format. PERSCOM is a powerful tool that has many of the things we did before either through hardcoding on the website or through Google Docs now with just a click of a button. We will still be using some of our Google Docs, but most have become obsolete thanks to this application.
The integration PERSCOM has with the site is absolute. Any changes to it directly influence your forum account so all Marines and potential new enlistees are being asked to link their Steam Accounts in their settings section of their edit profile page.
Many of our Marines have been using Twitch for a while now, but could not reach a larger audience due to it never being a major focus of ours before. We have decided to join the modern age and help shine some publicity and views for them by integrating Twitch right here on the website.
That is right, watch Twitch Streams directly from the 3rd Marine website. Simply head to the Twitch Channel and begin watching any of our Marines or Recruits play! Currently, we only have this set up to where Marines and Recruits can make their own channels. If we end up being bad Twitchers and have nothing but offline feeds we will look to opening up channels upon request from individuals not affiliated with the 3rd MAR.
MARINES, DO NOT AIR ANYTHING RELATED TO DAYS OF WAR! YOUR FEED WILL BE CANCELLED AND WE WILL REPORT YOU OURSELVES TO THE DOW STAFF TO ADHERE TO OUR NDA AGREEMENT - OF WHICH, YOUR DOW ACCOUNT WILL BE BANNED. IN ADDITION YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE 3RD MARINES.
Perks have ALWAYS been a very frequent thing in the 3rd Marines for years. Now we are making them more organized and easier to obtain. Our new raffle system for the site does just that. Only available to Marines and Recruits, simply head to the Forum page and if a pop up displays at the top of the website, enter it so you can enter your ticket. If you end up having the winning ticket, you will be awarded one of the prizes listed! What you do with that prize is completely up to you.
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