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    Operation: Populate Jailbreak!

    Sean
    By Sean,

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    Join me on October 5th for a night of some good old jailbreak! We'll start the night strong at 6PM CST, and continue till the server is empty.

     

    Just to make it a little fun, if you post in this thread, and play on the server that night, you'll be entered into a draw towards the chance of winning a $20x2 Amazon Gift Cards!


    September 25, 2019 - Community Update

    Bear
    By Bear,

    Hey everyone,

     

    Today's announcement is a fairly large one. To begin with, we’ll announce some of the server changes that I’m sure some of you have noticed. To be transparent, donations and admin subs have been down for a while and while we’d love to continue hosting as many servers as possible, we had to do some shuffling of server locations on our boxes, as well as remove a couple of servers at least for the time being to reduce monthly costs.

     

    Here is a list of the servers new IPs:

     

    Warcraft 3: 216.105.171.126:27018

    TTTGO: 216.105.171.126:27019

    Skill Surf (unchanged): 216.105.171.126:27016

    Jailbreak: 216.105.171.120:27016

    BunnyHop: 216.105.171.120:27015

    GMOD TTT: 216.105.171.120:27025

     

    Zombie Escape, Minigames, Surf RPG, and Rust have all been removed. With that we would like to give a huge thanks to those that have helped with these servers both recently and in the past. Along with that we have a few other staff also leaving the roster.

     

    Thank you to the following:

    BabyNicole

    Dark Falcon

    Bulldog

    Nau

    Karma

     

    We would also like to welcome Sith as the GMOD TTT Advisor, and Sean moving to SO Advisor.

     

    As always, we welcome all applications for staff and SOs. Please reach out if you have any questions about applying. 

     

    A friendly reminder that we are a community that runs on your donations and support. We appreciate every little bit that helps us run. We realize not everyone can donate money directly, but we also have an Amazon affiliate link that does give us a percent of your purchase if you go through it. Unfortunately you cannot use affiliate links through apps on phones, but you can still do all your shopping and add everything to your cart, and prior to checking out visit the site via our link and finish checking out. Every little bit counts.

     

    Thanks everyone, 

    Syndicate Gamers Staff


    Rank incentives

    Moose
    By Moose,

    With the recent changes to recruitment we’ve been brainstorming what benefits we can offer people for being a part of this community. As many of you have noticed we’ve recently reworked the discord voice channels to give a few more permissions to members as they rank up. Individual rank channels are accessible to those who achieve that rank (and all ranks lower), as well as one for those that boost our server. Additionally the koolaid channel has reappeared from Teamspeak days, and Veterans have permissions to mute people or move them out of that channel if need be. 

     

    I wanted to do something for the community members. It’s not huge but I hope that people will be excited, and appreciate it. Starting this month I’ll post in the announcement channel in discord for a monthly raffle. I will award the winner with their choice of one month discord nitro or one month gifted sub to a streamer of their choice.

     

    Please note this is directly from me, and therefore they are my rules and are subject to change or end when needed. Below are a few requirements I have to be eligible and how to enter. 

     

    *How to enter:

    React to my message in discord when posted. You will have one week from the date posted to enter, and three days after a winner is announced to claim your prize. Please note reacting more than ONCE will make me remove your entry. 

     

    Eligibility:

    Must be a member of syndicate gamers

    Must have their forum linked to discord

    Must have been accepted one month prior to the month of the raffle (ie you are not eligible your first month in sG)

    Must not have received any punishments in discord, on servers, or forums in the last two months. 

    **Must be active in any service provided by sG (servers, discord, forums)

     

     

    *To start, every rank is a single entry. Depending on number participants and other factors I may play around with higher ranks getting a second / third entry. 

    **I will be the judge of what is active. There is no specific requirement. 

     

    Please keep an eye out for any changes in rules or how to enter. Hope you enjoy this, and if anyone has any incentive ideas for membership incentives please reach out.


    R&R Changes - August 2019

    Travesty
    By Travesty,

    As we reflect on the current and ongoing changes to our community, we must continuously evolve the way we accept and promote new members to our community. Previously member discussions were held on our forums and since the inception of the sG Discord it was clear that most (if not all) discussions have moved to the plethora of channels we currently have in our Discord server. It is clear that members utilize our Discord for its convenience for discussion. We are content that our Discord server is alive and well with the activity that takes place.

     

    You have likely noticed our community servers have taken a big dip in population and activity (similar to most CS:GO communities). Currently we rely on our recruits and members to play on sG servers to increase their hours for acceptance into the community or to promote their rank. Since CS:GO Custom Servers have become less popular for members in our community to play in their free time, we must also update our R&R model to reflect these changes.

     

    We still have a few popular niche servers with Surf and Bhop growing everyday. Shoutout to Kid Fearless, Daniel and Zebra for continuously working hard on those servers to maintain a steady population. However we can no longer expect our members to consistently play on all of our servers. It has become increasingly clear that our members enjoy playing other games than CS:GO with members and we look to still capitalize on that for our community. Our community was built on members playing games with each other and we want that to continue rather than see our community activity fizzle out. We need to find a way to encourage growth and welcome new members.

     

    With the combination of Discord being used more frequently and with CS:GO Custom Servers becoming less and less popular, I'm sure you can see how our current Recruitment and Ranks model will have to adapt and change for newer members to continue to rank up. Most of our senior members would be able to rank up in our current model but we need to focus on new members of our community for it to continue to strive. 

     

    Staff took a vote and we agreed that removing server hour and post requirements would be a positive way to evolve. Recruits and members would still need to be active enough in order to be known in the community, whether that's through conversations on Discord or some remaining activity on our servers. Members will still need to get the votes required to get their rank and in order to do so they will need to be active within our community. We continue to encourage members to vote on applications or refer new recruits as that will be the main way a recruit/member gets accepted. As well we stress that you should only vote yes if you feel the applicant deserves their new rank or if they have been active enough to receive it. 

     

    The following changes to be put in place are more welcoming and less daunting for new members who want to become a member of sG and for those that would like to rank up in our community.

     

    These changes, just as any other changes, are far from permanent. If another game comes out where we can see consistent activity and population on custom community servers, we will continue to update our R&R model to reflect that.

     

    Now with all that being said, we are also planning to roll out more incentives for being a member of Syndicate Gamers. Stay tuned for more details regarding small raffles that will be held on a monthly basis.

     

    Please see all changes below which will be in effect starting on September 1st, 2019.

     

    Thanks for reading...  inb4   wE'rE  a  DiScOrD  cLaN  nOw

     

     

     

    RECRUITMENT CHANGES

     

    Member Level 1

    Requirements:

    • You must receive at least 20 referrals from Level 2 members, Server Officers, and above. Three referrals must be from Staff.
    • You must join our Discord prior to submitting your application. You are not required to be active, but it is highly encouraged.
    • You must create an introduction thread on the forums

     

     

     

    RANK CHANGES

     

    Member Level 2

    Requirements:

    • 6 months of clan tenure
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Level 2 and above
    • 2 Yes votes have to be from staff

     

     

     

    Member Level 3
    Requirements:

    • 1 year of clan tenure.
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Level 3 and above.
    • 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.

     

     

     

    Member Level 4

    Requirements:

    • 2 years of clan tenure.
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Level 4 and above.
    • 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.

     

     

     

    Member Level 5

    Requirements:

    • 3 years of clan tenure.
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Level 5 and above.
    • 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.

     

     

     

    Veteran Member

    Requirements:

    • 5 years of clan tenure.
    • 15/15 Community Vote from Veteran and above.
    • 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.

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