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    December 2018 Newsletter

    The monthly Newsletter serves you curated content from around the community. We hope you enjoy this month's issue! November 2018 Member of the Month Member of the Month Award - @Capt_Teek Capt_Teek wins this month's coveted Member of the Month award for his superior recruitment efforts, skillful captaining, and overall positive attitude and activity. Capt_Teek has bolstered our numbers by recruiting several World of Warships recruits this past month. Capt_Teek has also been a regular and recurring member of Hydras Company's efforts in WOWS's Clan Battles mode--he has been voted #1 WOWS player within the Fighting 13th unanimously by everyone here...or so we've heard . In all seriousness, Capt_Teek displays an abundantly positive attitude, and it shows in how much the WOWS group adores him, and in how well he is able to recruit fellow sailors. He is open-minded and he takes genuine pleasure in being able to assist in any way he can, especially new folks. With all this being said, we would like to give Capt_Teek a hearty congratulations on winning MOTM! Battlefield V Red Devils Company Established With the release of Battlefield V on November 20th, our newest unit, Red Devils Company, has been established and has already swelled to 57 current members as of this typing, with 2 or 3 coming in every day or so wishing to play with or join. Named for the British 6th Airborne Division which famously fought in Arnhem during Operation Market Garden, we aim to model ourselves after them using cunning tactics and tenacity to beat and out and route our enemy. @BillyBantam is taking charge of the helm of Red Devils with @copat149 at his side. We welcome all of our new members and recruits, and urge everyone in "Recruit" status on Discord to apply on this website to formally join the Fighting 13th. Perks include shiny tags, being considered for Member of the Month, awards, recommendations, prizes, a sense of belonging and other cool stuff. On December 5th, the first content drop was released with the Chapter 1: Overture update adding in checks and balances as well as a new map. On December 6th, the Tides of War will start and along with it brings us new assignments, equipment and customization options to work towards. Our members, recruits, and anyone else who has the urge is welcome to join us Sundays and Wednesdays for SQUAD UP to play the game together and have a good time. We would also like to remind our new recruits and members that we actively encourage you to be a part of the community at large and participate in community events like Secret Santa, or just join in on our lively, albeit sometimes strange, conversations in the main chat or discussions on the forums. Thank you to everyone that has joined us thus far, and we are looking forward to continued growth and excitement for Battlefield V and our community. See you on the Battlefield! Scenes like this in BFV evoke images of 'Saving Private Ryan' and other movies. P.S. Please post your Origin usernames HERE and be on the lookout for discussions in the Battlefield V forum HERE. Secret Santa 2018 Secret Santa is a tradition within the Fighting 13th we have been doing where members give gifts to other members anonymously. Members are assigned a member to gift usually with a set maximum limit. This usually leads to some funny game exchanges, but also some fairly high-end games, especially with the Steam winter sale happening. Please note: Signups for Secret Santa can be done through THIS topic. The deadline for signing up will be December 13th! The Steam Winter Sale supposedly will start on December 20th and run for two weeks. We ask all participants to update their Steam Wishlists now. Secret Santas should buy and gift their present through Steam by January 2nd. If you are interested, please contact @Danius and @BillyBantam for more information, or ask away in the signup topic. Give a gift, get a gift, and earn a ribbon doing it! Advocacy Company (SC) Closing its Doors Leadership has decided to close down our Star Citizen unit, Advocacy Company. Interest in the game has fluctuated in the past, but at the moment is comparatively low. We will still be playing casually, and we will still be looking forward for updates as the game's development progresses. This is not a goodbye necessarily--more a "See you later." ARMA III/ Deathdealers Company News Deathdealers Company has been on a continued break this holiday season to accommodate players who are spending time with their families, as well as to allow time to enjoy new games that have released this past month. On December 18th, we will be holding our Christmas event to celebrate the holidays with everyone. We would like to welcome the presence of members both old and new to enjoy the holiday spirit with *Operation Dark Claus* where we will hunt down the elusive Santa Claus and his Elf Team Six in the Arctic North. This will be our last mission of 2018, and we look forward to running it with you all. Please RSVP! The ARMA III server swap-over was done successfully, and we have laid to rest our old server this past month. We will be starting regular Tactical Tuesday installments again every week at the beginning of the New Year in 2019-- we have a special mission set planned to kick everything off and we hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are. If you have any questions about what you need to do to join an Arma operation, how we operate, or any general questions regarding the game or our missions, please feel free to ask in the #deathdealers chat on the Discord server or PM @cJack or @copat149 with your questions. Also, we would like to give a shoutout to an old member who has returned with a fiery passion, @LeChefOmega! He is always excited and ready to play any op he can regardless of his past performance issues with the game. Hopefully, his new rig will put his poor FPS in the past and make him an Arma 3 pro! Teaser pic from the upcoming Operation Dark Claus event. Escape from Tarkov / Vikings Company News Exciting news has come from the Developers! They have released these notes in their announced pipeline for the game: Patch 0.11 will be released this year, for sure. But it will be downsized a little bit. For example there won't be UP/DOWN outfit change, transfered to the next patch. Patch 0.11 content: New Map; Killa; Guns (RPK 16 / HK-416 / Mosins / Remington 700 / AR-15 civil version ADAR / VEPR Hunter / SVD maybe / New Melee; New NPC "raiders" likely. Hideout is 98% ready. Highly likely next NY patch. Voice Chat - 90% ready. Highly likely next NY patch Arena - this is release endgame content. Nikita designed it a year ago, but it will be added with release of the game. Will be 1 on 1 / 2 on 2 / 5 on 5 / PVE mods and couple unique game mods. Will include 5 special Arena locations. One is ready 4 to go. Player will recieve "reputation points" for it. New antialiasing very soon Next scav boss after Killa will be on woods. Hunters gang. New maps will be realised much faster. Almost all content is ready. 2 maps in 2-3 months. Ratings - new season is on. Nikita told there will be gifts for top rankers. New NY gifts for players. Unique clothes for Beta and Alpha testers after release. Year 2019 will be the last year of Beta testing We cannot wait for what's in store with EFT. As always, check out the #hideout chat on Discord or join the Escape Room to squad up and kill some scavs with us! Contact @[13th] Exiduslol, @Scags, or @Daytex for more information. Sea of Thieves / Buccaneers Company News Shrouded Spoils, the latest update, gives players a more "surprising" experience in Sea of Thieves, at least according to Kotaku. The latest update gives old foes new tricks by making enemies more plentiful, and kraken more slamming. Enemies also drop way way more loot and grant special commendations that can be spent on unique gear such as a golden cannons or a barnacle-encrusted ship hulls. For a while, enemy encounters were rare but Shrouded Spoils makes monster hunting an entirely viable activity for players sick and tired of digging up buried treasure. As always, come join us to experience the life on the high seas like we see it! Contact @Chris P Bacon for more information. World of Warships / Hydras Company / Stingrays Company News The WOWS group was still in its off-season phase until November 28th when the latest Clan Battles season started. Hydras Company (EU) has used the off-season to strengthen its roster and hone its skills. The next month will hopefully see us reach our minimum goal of getting Gold III ranking and hopefully pushing higher. The WOWS group's excitement for Clan Battles really showed--the group mustered 10 members the first day and 12 members the day after. With a few more of our players active, we could possibly be running two teams of seven this season which would be huge progress from hardly being able to muster seven members daily last season--Its competitive section will henceforth never be known as "THE NEVER SEVENS" again! If you are curious to see the status of Hydra Company's and Stingray Company's battles, check the #na_harbor and #eu_harbor chats on Discord. Also, to aid in our fearless Captains' battle management efforts, please post your Tier X ships HERE and check out the other topics in the World of Warships forum HERE. In addition to the WOWS group's continued success on the war path, the WOWS group also has had a steady influx of new members recently, thanks in large part to @Capt_Teek. Thank you Capt_Teek! Also, please congratulate @Pman on stepping up to lead the NA side, Stingrays Company. He has proven himself over the last couple months and we expect him to do so further in the time to come. Please contact him or @5wi55_ch3353. (Hydras Company EU) for more information. Upcoming Games This section will highlight games that are on our "watchlist" of potential games we want to get into. Insurgency: Sandstorm It is so close to releasing, we can almost taste it...Folks, that's right, release date is just around the corner on December 12th! You can try out Insurgency: Sandstorm's Open Beta December 7th through December 10th. Check out Raven's event for INS this Friday, December 7th HERE. Contact @Raven and check out THIS topic for more information or to ask any other questions. Raven will be taking lead of our INS squad. Other Games War of Rights went into Early Access mode December 3rd. Dayz may be coming out of Early Access. Other Tidbits Members As of posting this, the community is: 201 Members | 13 Officers | 8 Companies | 9 Years Going Please welcome the following members to the community: @Just_Sam @moxieMatt @Darman @MrFranceypantz @Oink @HeavyG_93 @Brolivo @Fox1e @Lere @tindahbox @Lt_Tickledik @d1sloyaL @Warturtle @Gassr @Dadeln @Poisoned @StopKillingMe93 @wolfalpha2014 @AlphBroom @SirScott19 @ser_munchies @Thorpedo @clmg @warrior11 @Vagrant @Boombat General Noteworthy November Mentions @Rorschach grew a mustache for movember...demand a picture! @ser_munchies will now be known as Bronx's personal medic. @Jason99vmi, @BirdDog2043, @Jfranklin94 have been marching to the beat o' the drum with War of Rights releasing into Early Access a few days ago. @ARM0R3R shows off his Tactical Operations Center Gaming Center. @Lt_Tickledik and skidmarkwalburg (pester him to signup) are competing in the "Best Name" competition. @Danius evolved into an emoji. Community Polls: Community Poll #13: How much did you spend for Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Upcoming Features Points System and Store Details Promotions Sections News on other Awards News on Videos Tournaments Community Wiki Well, that's all for this issue, folks. Hope you enjoy! If you would like to contribute, please contact @thebronxbomber or post in the War Room's Newsletter Ideas and Discussion topic!
  2. Well, with the upcoming influx of new members to the website, it will be tough to personally greet everybody, but we'll try! New (and old) members are encouraged to post a little "about me" here in this topic. Who you are (unit you're with, position), when did you join (for older members), why, how you like it, interesting facts about you, etc. Without further ado, welcome aboard, everybody! We look forward to hearing a little about you!
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    [APPROVED] CptDeering Application [WoWs]

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  6. Greetings denizens of the Fighting 13th! Last poll had us ask you who your favorite Cap'n was. You all strongly voted for Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series. And a good choice he was. Since we just closed out Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, also known as perhaps the biggest weekend for spending, our next poll will be on that. How much did you spend this last weekend? For the poll's purposes, we're saying anything online or in-person that was not for sustenance (food, gas, etc)--and it is for anything or from any store that advertised as having a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal (Black Friday seemed like it was 2 weeks long this year). So go ahead, vote! /discuss /vote
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    [OFFICIAL] Introduce Yourself to the Community!

    Awesome intros @clmg and @warrior11! We're glad to have you both! clmg: We have lots of WW2 buffs here, so name us your "specialty" {WW2 topic(s)}. And also, glad to have a fellow New Yorker (you can tell by my name)--I am one even if I don't currently live there....I think. warrior: We will most likely be hitting you up for graphics, if that is the case . BTW, I've been to Hungary a few years ago, beautiful country, even if I was only on the train through it to get to Budapest. "Paris of the East" is a good descriptor of Budapest.
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    [APPROVED] warrior11 Application [WoWs]

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    STRUCTURE UNITS AND TEAMS The Fighting 13th's structure is broken down into different sub-communities to account for different games being played, regions where players live, and different styles of games and playing games. The structure graphic will be updated when any changes to the current units are made. The different types of units explained: COMPANY Companies are the basic unit within the Community. Led by Commanding Officer (CO) and Executive Officer (XO), a Company/Squadron may number anywhere between 10-40 members. Within a Company, there may be sub-units or teams for any number of purposes. DIVISIONS Divisions are comprised of several Companies (may or may not be similar) and are led by a Division Commander. COMMAND ELEMENT Command Element (CE) is comprised of the Leader, Assistant Leader, Chief of Staff, the Staff, and honorarily the commanders of the Divisions. The CE team trains and manages the Officer ranks, provides administrative support, and most importantly lays out the strategic direction of the Community.
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    Ranks and Roles

    RANKS AND ROLES COMMUNITY MEMBER (CM) Community Members is the rank (and Discord role) members get upon joining the Community. CMs are eligible to join a team, receive awards, and get access to the internal community forums as well as other perks for being a part of the Community. VETERAN MEMBER (VM) Veteran Members are Community Members who are actively involved, in good-standing within the Community and their leadership, and have been with us for six months. Veteran Members are eligible to take an extended absence without being separated from the Community. SENIOR MEMBER (SM) Senior Members are Veteran Members who have been around awhile, have roots in several teams/games within the Community, and are considered "core" members by their peers and by leadership. Senior Members are voted in by leadership after an extensive review of their time here. They automatically become members of the Senior Council--an advisory body which receives inputs from around the community and provides feedback to the leadership in order to enhance and shape the strategic direction of the Community. LIEUTENANT (LT) Lieutenants are the first ranks within the Officer corps. Lieutenants usually serve as Executive Officers (XO) of Companies/Squadrons or a similar position within a staff section. CAPTAIN (CPT) Captains have been in leadership for awhile and are usually promoted to lead a Company/Squadron as its Commanding Officer (CO) or a similar position within a staff section. MAJOR (MAJ) Majors are Command Element (CE) officers who are usually promoted to lead a Division as its commander or a similar position within the Command Element. COLONEL (COL) Leader of the Fighting 13th.
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    Rules and Guidelines

    FIGHTING 13TH RULES AND COMMUNITY GUIDELINES The Code of Conduct and Community Guidelines information page aims to give members and potential members general guidelines to follow regarding our conduct in all facets of the Fighting 13th. CODE OF CONDUCT i. Members are, above all, to be respectful towards one another and everyone, regardless of origin, nationality, race, sex, religious beliefs, or creed, in our language, posts, and general conduct. This also means to not 'grief' others in game or on our different communication systems (Website, Discord, chat). Failure to do so will result in termination of membership, demotion, or similar consequence(s) as the Fighting 13th does not have time to "babysit" those with a childlike, selfish attitude, or those with an immature behavior (no matter the age). We understand and encourage the joking and teasing that comes along with being and becoming closer to our gaming brethren; however, there is a limit and everyone should stay away from this limit--if asked to stop what may be thought of by the perpetrator as "harmless banter," members are to STOP and not encourage its perpetuity. ii. Members are to think themselves as ambassadors to the gaming community, especially since all it takes is one or two members representing the Fighting 13th to give an impression to gamers that are not members. Members are to represent us in good standing with the rest of the gaming community. iii. Members are expected to remain active in the Fighting 13th until an official "Leave" notice (a defined period of gaming/forum inactivity from a member) or "Discharge" request has been properly sent/posted. Failure to do so will result in termination of membership, demotion, or similar consequence(s). Remaining active means checking and periodically contributing content on the website; it also means actively PLAYING and PARTICIPATING with other community members in practices (scheduled, weekly gatherings gaming divisions have where all players are required, if able, to attend), scheduled events, and ad-hoc or impromptu gatherings --all this should be happening at least weekly (although it is not the end of the world if a member CANNOT attend-- unwillingness to attend, on the other hand, will not be tolerated). The Fighting 13th and its membership understand that there are 'Real-World' commitments (like school, work, vacations) that take precedence over gaming and having a cold one playing the latest horror-survival game--however, give us the slightest time of day to NOTIFY us of this before the fact, NOT AFTER. iv. Members are expected to, and expected to want to, play and join other members on the same games that we play, as well as play while on our Discord server. This goes for practices and scheduled events as well as ad-hoc or impromptu gatherings. Members are not allowed to join other clans, communities, or guilds for the game in which they joined and are strongly discouraged from joining other clans, communities, or guilds on the same platform as which they joined the Fighting 13th for (PC, PS, XB). Excessively playing, participating, or being an active member of another clan, community, or guild (example: to the point where said member is breaking Rule iii.) may result in termination of membership, demotion, or similar consequence(s). v. Members are NOT allowed to use, download or test cheats or 'hacks.' Members are NOT to exploit glitches or 'bugs' in a game, service, or system. Failure to do either will result in termination of membership or similar consequence(s). As a professional gaming community, it is the responsibility of the Fighting 13th and like-minded gamers (and other communities) to uphold fair gaming--this also means 'witch-hunting' of gamers supposed or perceived to be "hackers" or "glitchers" should not be made, nor will be taken seriously, unless strong, hard (screenshots, video, etc) EVIDENCE (as opposed to anecdotal "evidence") is submitted. vi. Members are to solve any situations that may have gone awry at the lowest level possible. If members feel their first line leadership (from their Squad Leaders and Company Staff) are not properly stepping in to issues they may have, members SHOULD go to the next levels of leadership. We want problems or issues any member may have to be properly resolved. Also, heated discussions and sensitive arguments are NOT to be openly discussed in public means (Any of the text channels in Discord or the Discussion section on the website)--these are to be handled in more private ways like through private message/chat groups on Discord,a private voice chat on Discord, individual chat on steam, or PM on the website. This, most assuredly, if not followed correctly will not help the member's argument or the situation itself, but will make it worse. VOICE COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES This applies to ANYONE who uses our Discord. i. Voice Gaming Channels should ONLY be used by members playing the indicated game. • Please be aware that a gaming channel is for a group is actively playing the indicated game and communicating with each other for that purpose. • You are NOT allowed to join a Gaming Channel to simply shoot the shit, converse with other members, and not participate in the game being played. This is highly disruptive and can detract from the experience of those members. • Joining a gaming channel to briefly get the attention of an admin or squad staff person to join a different channel to discuss an urgent matter is acceptable, but please make it brief. ii. Public Lobby channels are to be used for general, non-gaming-exclusive chat. • Members or groups of members occupying one of these rooms are doing so with the understanding that anyone may join them to discuss anything they wish. • You may occupy any Public Lobby room while playing games, either those officially supported or otherwise. However, you are doing so with the understanding that Rule #1 does not apply. (i.e. members may join the room to shoot the shit or generally converse about anything.) • Music Bot is currently only permitted in Public Lobbies. For instructions on using the Music bot, please ask anyone from Leadership. iii. Playing music or other non-voice chat, non-game related audio in channels is NOT permitted. • Seriously, nobody wants to hear your Justin Bieber music when trying to play games. vi. Push-to-talk is NOT required. • We do not require members to use push-to-talk on our channels. However, please be aware of your surroundings and mute your mic or turn push-to-talk on if there is a chance of unpredictable background noise in your home. • We do have the ability to force specific users to use push-to-talk if this becomes a problem. WEBSITE GUIDELINES i. DO NOT SPAM (postings or PMs) and try to not double-post. Spam means posts with little, lack-of-quality, or completely unrelated content (example: simply posting "okay" or "lol" or "why" or "hue" or "haha" or similar postings). 'Double-posting' means to post more than one post within the same topic with no reply from someone else in a 24 hour time period. EDIT your posts or wait for others to post before you post in the topic again. The "exceptions" to this rule are the topics related to off-topic discussion, such as the Last Post Wins topic. ii. DO NOT post offensive or inappropriate content. iii. POST in the appropriate AREA(s). Gaming discussions in the gaming forums and off-topic, unrelated, topics (i.e. politics, news, etc) in the General Discussion forums.
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    About the Fighting 13th

    The Fighting 13th was established in July 2009 originally under the "13th MEU" (Marine Expeditionary Unit) moniker. We've changed the name since to reinforce our more casual nature. We compete. We communicate and we value teamwork. We consider ourselves a "team of teams" in that we are all capable of collaborating with one another, no matter our seniority, skill level, or style of gaming. You will find us in Discord making call-outs and plays, giving out grid references and reconnoitering the enemy's disposition, and playing the objective-- all this for the grand prize of an esports tournament, or perhaps the casual afternoon game. We have fun. Much of our fun is to be had from doing the above. However, what sets us apart is our ability to unwind, let loose, and laugh at each other (some more than others...*cough* @Dutch). Aside from the day-to-day shenanigans and banter on Discord, in the game, and on our website, you will: hear us sing "music" to your ears during our karaoke nights, experience the thrill of our death races, or be chased until you run out of breath during our melee nights, and much much more! We value our members. If you're having a good time, we are succeeding in our mission. If you're down in the dumps or if an issue is affecting your being in real life, we'd like to help (where possible). Current and former members can attest to the thoughtfulness and graciousness (and some, the hospitality) of our members--all because we care. If any of the above interests you (or you just like the allure of shiny ribbons to show how awesome you are to everybody else), talk to somebody. If this is enough for you to want to be a part of our ever-growing community, click the 'JOIN' button to get started today! With warm regards, thebronxbomber Founder and Leader, Fighting 13th Community
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    [OFFICIAL] Introduce Yourself to the Community!

    Awesome intro! Welcome to the group! We had a blast with you too! You're a good medic
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    [APPROVED] wolfalpha2014 Application [WoWs]

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  18. I agree. Most of my "Black Friday" shopping is not on the actual day, but sales related to the overall Black Friday sale (say for the week of, etc). I don't buy much on Black Friday (this year was a fluke) and I normally wouldn't buy anything big unless it had a huge discount on it. Like 30% roughly.
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    Last post wins V42

    Oh wow...just saw this lol. 🤢😂
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