No time for a story this time around so I will just introduce the new BG for Military Police. She has proven herself over time in her role as Marshal Deputy and has shown alot of activity and most importantly, the drive to take up this new role.
This medal signifies those who have proven themselves to be of the utmost integrity which is a distinction of their respect towards fellow members, the laws of Warrior Nation, and the basis of our belief in regards to brotherhood and unity. They are a brilliant example to all other members of Warrior Nation.
As the incoming GM of the DOTA2 (NA) Section, I wish to nominate the outgoing GM WNxJurafalle for the MEDAL OF HONOR.
The history of the DOTA2 section must be understood to appreciate why WNxJurafalle is so deserving of this award. Just eight months ago this section struggled with Forum activity, a lack of Roll Call numbers, and morale within the section had declined to a point where there were open discussions to send the section back into development. Despite the personal demands of WNxJurafalle's real world life, which were tremendous at the time, WNxJurafalle recognized the need for an officer with vision and resolve to assume the role of GM for the section, and accepted the position. Against a barrier of several primary languages in the section and despite living on the opposite side of the world to the predominately US based section, WNxJurafalle was able to recruit, inspire and resurrect the section. Because of WNxJurafalle's dedication, DOTA2 has been brought from the depths of decline, and turned into a section which has been ranked TOP 5 in ROLL CALL results for multiple months. WNxJurafalle has displayed outstanding leadership and effort in his devotion to the section. His devotion and selfless actions are a shining example for the entire community. It is without question, in my opinion, that WNxJurafalle has earned this nomination to receive a MEDAL OF HONOR.
Personal Note: Jura is a great guy, and has worked hard for this section. It was a pleasure be a senior field rank under his command, as well as write this award for him. He deserves the thanks and renown that comes with a Medal such as this.
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Medal of Declaration
Awarded to Majors, Grand Masters, Captains and Honor Guards. These members have surpassed many levels within leadership of their sections. They have proven responsibility and dedication to the members they lead on a daily basis.
Jay1 is the section leader for Battlestar Galactica Online; in the 2 years i've been in Warrior Nation i can testify the section has had it's ups and downs, but Jay has always been there for the section and it's members.
He has been Major for that section twice, and in both times he has proven to be an exceptional leader who can organize a good team of officers, recognize merit, and keep the stability and order in a section that has, several times, been the one with the highest member count.
In-game, he can keep that same cool as in the forum, and even when dealing with other wings that don't have our reputation or integrity, he has shown to keep tolerance and respect in order to, if not win the battles, at least throw a few good punches in. All in all, game nights with a leader like that are always fun and interesting.
With that, it is my opinion Jay1 deserves this medal.
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Medal of Communication
Those that have reached a high level of communication by having a strong presence, positive influence, strive to educate and motivate to improve and participate within Warrior Nation.
WNxPyrZern continues to be an active present in the clan. Although he does not currently hold an officer rank, he still contributes to almost every clanwide discussion and takes time to carefully formulate long, detailed answers to the issues that are raised. He also has an active presence in many other forums, such as the graphics outpost, where he posts many of this designs and illustrations. He is also an active member of the development forum and is constantly testing new games and providing input to help the development staff sift through new releases.
He's a model member and a role model for members who are looking to be more involved in WN. He is also a testament for the impact one can have in WN without wearing a tag.
No flashy story so I'm going to make it short and sweet.
I'm happy to announce a Games Operations team that features members who range the spectrum from the up and coming stars of WN to the grizzled (and returning) veterans of the clan. I think this team really demonstrates the direction that WN is taking in stepping back to our roots while pushing out in a new direction at the same time.
So without further ado, here is your new Games Ops team.
Sol1ce is continuing as a BG in WN. He has established himself as a solid cornerstone in the Pent and has contributed substantially to the restructure and the new direction of WN. I'm happy to keep him on board, where he will have the opportunity to continue training his game leaders and serve as a positive role model for the new admins.
Most people are familiar with WildBill and the hard work he puts into the forums. Ever a family man, he has repeatedly shown his dedication to WN. With his experience leading clans and competitive gaming teams, he offers a unique perspective to the administration and game leaders. His years of experience will serve as a fresh resource for game leaders.
Osama was one of the most successful game leaders in WN, leading BGO to the glory days that continue to this day. He is a hard worker and has clear ideas for how to help the clan as a whole. His success as a game leader allows others to learn from his experience and his contribution to the clan make his promotion to BG well earned.
Noodles took the reigns of the CS:GO team when duty called and he has done a stand-up job ever since. Ever contributing to the clan through his graphics work, he has made strives to better WN in many areas. With the experience he has already gained through leading the CS:GO section, he will continue to assist game leaders and grow as a leader himself in the role of Colonel.
Lucky was an outstanding game leader and administrator in WN. We are lucky (chuckle) to have him return. He has many accomplishments to his name, including earning the Royal Medal of Highest Achievement. His views will be a welcome addition to the administration and he brings with him the knowledge of where WN has come from as well as the insight to help dicate where it goes.
Please give these guys a big hand. I look forward to what they'll bring to WN.
Member of the Month awards are given to members for being honored, recognized, and appreciated for serving WN and making it the best it can be.
Members of the Month March 2014
Call of Duty: Ghosts (360) - WNxToxicZombie5
I had another member in mind when I first decided to submit a request for this award, but I honestly have to say that the member I am submitting today has really stepped up. This member is WNxToxicZombie5. Not only is he an active participant in discussions on our forum, he is also an outstanding ambassador for WNx in-game. He comes out for all of our game nights, and is the first person to send me a request to party up during clan wars. His never quit attitude is infectious. Cool, calm and collected and an all around team player, I believe WNxToxicZombie is a worthy candidate for this award.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS3) - WNxLittleTraffic
It is in my belief that no one else from our section could deserve this more than LittleTraffic. Dating to even before he joined us as primary he has been very active and helpful to the building of our section. On the forums he has helped all of us leaders by promoting activity and setting an example by being very active, and posting very helpful topics/discussions. He has also helped us by setting and example for communication by posting up ways that we can talk through xfire and other gaming communication services. He is the highest field rank holder inside our section and should be very proud of the example he is setting for our members. From the GCs and admins of COD: Ghosts PS3 Congrats to you LT!
These two where actually nominated for February but I completely forget them. So a little late but still congrats to you both!
This month, we would like to continue spotlighting members from around the Nation and specifically, Development. For those that do not know, the EnDevor is a Development specific award that is awarded to any member of the Development Department that stands out to us. This is an award that we strive to award every month as there are numerous members of Development that deserve recognition for going the extra mile to better their Sections.
Here is a nomination written by one of our Engineers:
When you are in Development, you meet many aspiring leaders. Some of them need help. Some of them are great from the get-go. As a Game Champion of Battlefield 4, WNxShaggy has established himself as a member of the latter category.
WNxShaggy has shown great dedication and leadership skills. These qualities have given the section a very solid foundation and put it on a steady path to success. Hosting a server and single-handedly hosting and organizing two weekly events, there can be no doubt that WNxShaggy has only the best intentions regarding the Battlefield Section. Even with all of this, WNxShaggy is showing outstanding activity both ingame and on the forums. He is always ready to hear you out and always ready to give you an answer.
Game Champions like WNxShaggy are of immense help to the Development and their sections. Showing is that we can rely on their judgement and proving to everyone that they are worthy and capable leaders.
Third time's the charm!
Hello Warrior Nation! This is WNxDisturbance24 and the Publisher Team, bringing you the third issue of what I hope to be a longstanding piece known as The Nation Rewind. If you missed last issue, take a look here to see what you missed.
Before we start this issue, I would like to note the dramatic amount of growth we have experienced lately within Combat Media lately. You all are certainly interested in our field of work, and the layers upon layers of applications definitively prove this. Nowhere else is this more true than with our part of the department; having brought in over five new publishers within the last month. A round of applause is due for WNxGh0sTxSnIpeS, WNxZeus, WNxmike90t09, WNxOdy, and (last but certainly not least) WNxPyrZern, as they strive to help us not only with our publications, but also with reviving interviews and our Social Media presence.
Yes, I did indeed just mention interviews. I know many of you veterans around here will be excited to see these within the creative side of the Nation once more, and the greener among you are in for an interesting experience. Expect to see them on a fairly regular basis from now on, covering a wide variety of people and topics to try to bring some more perspective on things around these parts.
For now, I will conclude by offering my thanks to the publisher team for another issue well done, even with real life working to derail us so much. That sunvabich may slow us down, but it will NEVER stop this train from carrying its precious cargo to the masses. I’d also like to thank you, the reader, for taking the time to indulge yourself with the fruits of our labor. We do this for you guys, and you all need to let us know what you like, what you don’t like, and what you’d like to see so we can keep growing. If you guys keep tuning in, we have no qualms about continuously putting out quality work in return.
An Interview Double-Feature! A few words from our new Major Generals Written by WNxGh0sTxSnIpeS and WNxDisturbance24
Hi all. I'm WNxGh0sTxSnIpeS, probably better known simply as Ghost I suppose. I am very happy to be a part of this great team of creative people once again! For those not aware, I have been involved with writing in WN a while ago (When the Combat Journalist role was around) and I am so happy to be doing this again. I want to revive interviews with a vengeance, with the intention of hopefully getting at the very least one or two interviews for each month. So if someone has gotten a bad-ass award, promotion or medal, don’t hesitate for a second to call us Publishers up to get the scoop! For this issue, Disturbance and I interviewed our new Major Generals of Gaming Operations and Development respectively, and we hope you enjoy a glimpse into the psyche of these awesome (read: insane) men. Here’s to the first of many successful interviews!
Sectional Highlight Saying Goodbye to Call of Duty 4! Written by WNxSparky
It is always sad when such a good section reaches the end of its time here in Warrior Nation, and Call of Duty 4 is no exception. Born on the 8th of November 2007, the section has gone through 16 majors and a range of other officers to support these majors. 2329 days since release, the section was officially archived. The section has been home to many people in Warrior Nation, with 56 primaries as its largest rollcall. Of course we are all aware of CoD4 as the game that really pushed the series to the next level. Based on a modern-day world, players partake in various game modes, including Sabotage, Team Deathmatch and Search & Destroy. In recent years, Search & Destroy has become the dominant game mode, being seen in all major competitive matches.
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Player Spotlight Erecting a Dispenser! Written by WNxDisturbance24
This month’s player spotlight is being awarded to someone who has done phenomenal work in their current role within Warrior Nation. Promoted to Engineer this past November, she has played a pivotal role in RPG development, aiding in many different sections producing amazing results all round. She continues to meet great expectations even in the face of the restructure, and is now taking a prominent role in the Elder Scrolls Online section. I am by now that she surely realizes who we are referring to, so no sense continuing the charade: please give a big round of applause to the wonderful WNxAzia! Having joined our humble Nation several years ago, Azia is no stranger to these parts, and she has done a great deal in her current role as an Engineer. Therefore, she is justly deserving of this month’s Player Spotlight!
Restructure's Well On The Way! An update from the front lines Written by WNxJurafalle
Over the past few weeks, the restructure has finally taken place. With the promotion of WNxFireWraith and WNxDHare3 as Game Operations and Development Operations Major Generals respectively, we have seen some form of new activity in Warrior Nation, most prominently over in the Clan Discussion forum. With all the exiting developments as of late, the Nation looks poised to become a different, and much more awesome place. What kind of changes are we covering? Look within and find out!
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Shazam Showdown Shaq Fu enters the Fray?! Written by WNxDisturbance24
In a startling turn of events, newly instated Major General of Development WNxDHare3 informed me that we would be opening a pre-release section for an up and coming game being crowdsourced currently on Indiegogo. What amazing game could I possibly be talking about? Why none other than Shaw Fu: A Legend Reborn, the long awaited sequel to the mid-90’s smash hit fighting game Shaq Fu. He has assured me that this move is one both extremely well-thought, and one totally devoid of any unhealthy affection for the color orange (or brown, take your pick) of his username. Will this highly anticipated sequel lead to the dawn of a new golden age for Warrior Nation? Are we looking at the most successful fighting game section that the Nation has ever seen? Has DHare already lost his mind to his unlimited power? All and more will be answered within.
The Legislative Chamber has passed a vote to remove the Legislative process entirely. The changes are effective immediately. It will take some time for the forum to reflect the changes, but until further notice, all changes and discussion will be made through both the Clan Discussion forum and the Pentagon.
Here is the original proposal in the LC:
This may seem a little weird, but we do have to follow the guidelines set for us. I am hoping that there is a way this process may be urged, but for the time being, this must be a minimum of a 20 day discussion.
Myself and many others that you will find within the discussion above agree that removing the Legislative Chamber is a required change. The level of bureaucracy that is added to any major OR minor change slows the process and creates an environment where people are reluctant to post their ideas with fear that it will take too long to implement or because the system is too complex for them.
We can easily control the flow of ideas within the Clan Discussion while also implementing those that are agreed upon, without the need of a complex system.
All members within Warrior Nation should be given a voice in the direction the clan is and will be taking, therefore I wish to put forward that we, as the Administrators and Shareholders of the clan remove this system and it's forum to progress to a "system" where all members of Warrior Nation have a say.