During True April Resolution, I brought down the main Unigamia TeamSpeak 3 server and brought up a community server wherein all of the members who join the Universal Gaming Alliance before 2018 were eligible to become Server Admins. This invite was extended to every single person who quit the Universal Gaming Alliance over Easter weekend, as an olive branch to bring everyone back together again. However, this olive branch was thrown to the ground as they refused to rejoin despite being told that I would give them Server Admin on this new server.
I gave everyone 30 days to rejoin our new Community TeamSpeak and put aside this petty drama. In that time, we have undone the sin of trying to maintain a separate Discord and TeamSpeak 3 community, and have instead merged them together. As such, I have brought down the Community TeamSpeak and I have restored the Universal Gaming Alliance TeamSpeak that we've used for the past decade!
One of the biggest issues with restructuring the ranking structure of |UGA| was that there were already Public Text Moderators (the rank that was supposed to be for Galactic Commanders) who do not qualify for Galactic Commander, but who were promoted to Spur Officers last week. I am now grandfathering in these members as Quadrant Commandants with official promotions! Please congratulate them!
As I mentioned last week, we promoted many users to Spur Officer in the old ranking system so that there would be no unconstitutional jump promotions, but this now necessitates demotions for our newly promoted Spur Officers down to Parsec Surveyor. So please
This is a synopsis of the announcement from Friday with a list of all the individuals who were promoted two days ago. Congratulations to everyone who has been promoted! Remember, we'll be having another promotion ceremony on Friday with our new staff.
For the past two years, I tried to maintain |UGA| as both a TeamSpeak 3 community and a Discord community. The TeamSpeak 3 members held the ranks of Supercluster Commodore and Spur Officer, while Discord members held the ranks of System Lieutenant and Planetary Ensign. My plan was, as TeamSpeak 3 members became active on Discord, I would promote them to Galactic Commander. Sadly, no matter what changes I made to Discord, I could not get the TeamSpeak 3 community to move into Discord. Maintaining both Discord and TeamSpeak 3 as separate communities was unconstitutional. It was factioning. It had to end.
In this regard, the events of Easter Weekend have been a blessing. There is no longer a TeamSpeak 3 community separate from the Discord community. We are all one community now. I made many hacks to appease the TeamSpeak 3 community, such as the creation of the @public-text-moderator and @public-voice moderator roles which were stand-ins for Galactic Commander and...
I have a very important announcement to make... OUR FORUMS ARE NOW OFFICIALLY UPGRADED!!!
I've spent a lot of money and a lot of time upgrading these forums, finding a new theme, and upgrading all our addons, so please try to log in! If you have never logged into our forums, try to make a new account.
At the very least, I have ONE request for all of you:
Please post a new thread in General Discussions/Media Discussions/Gaming Discussions
It would mean a lot to me if the forums became active again, so register if you aren't registered and post if you haven't posted yet!
If you already have a Steam account but you haven't linked your Steam account to the forums, please do so here:
After the events of the past 3 days, I find it prudent to record everything that happened so that nothing can be taken out of context, and I cannot be demonized for things that I did not do justifiably.
If you do not want to read the history and you just want to know what happened, skip to Current Events.
I have to give some history before explaining the events of this weekend, because otherwise this will fall on deaf ears.
Twelve years ago, White and Yoshi instigated the April Rebellion on April 8th, where they attempted to steal half the active members of the Knights Templar Mercenaries, the organization that preceded |UGA|. On April 10th, I had a meeting with them on Ventrilo bargaining for my members back. We were able to reunify, but White and Yoshi both took co-leader positions in exchange.
Over the next year or so, we continued to use a Ventrilo server hosted by White. On several occasions, White kicked or banned me from "my own" Ventrilo...
It is with great responsibility and honor that I announce to all of you the beginning of the...
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION 2019
The Constitutional Convention is an event that happens approximately every 3 years (though it should be at most 5), wherein the Laws and Structure of our Constitution is examined and rigorously debated by the current members of our community.
I will be posting topics in #unigamia-general to be discussed. If you want to join Unigamia and add to the discussion, post in #join-unigamia. I am still working through a backlog, but I hope to get to all of you shortly.
The Constitution affects ordinary members as well, and this could change our entire Discord as we know it!
I didn't want to get everyone pumped up at the beginning of the week, where we probably wouldn't have played any games and would have lost momentum, but I am happy to announce that the Third Annual Co-Optober has begun! Every October, we try to play all of the Halloween-themed cooperative games we know of, along with any other cooperative games.
As tradition dictates, we try to play every Left 4 Dead/2 campaign in order
The Last Stand
(Cold Stream doesn't count)
We also used to play all the maps in Killing Floor 1, but now we've started playing Killing Floor 2, which we will be playing this weekend.
If you can think of any cooperative games that you would like to play as well (it doesn't have to be Halloween-theme), I have renamed #gaming-discussion to #co-optober...
Hello everyone and thank you from the bottom of my heart to each of you that took part in the 10-Year Anniversary Festivities!!! I'm glad that it brought the community together in many ways but also sad that it fractured the community in others. Regardless, here's to another 5, 10, however many years of the Universal Gaming Alliance! Hoorah!
And now, without further ado, I am putting into motion the Fifth Biennial Constitutional Convention! For those who do not know, our governing document as an organization is located here:
However, whenever there is a change in leadership or structure, the Constitution must be edited and re-ratified with a majority of active Unigamia members present at that time. Things that need to be considered during this Constitutional convention:
What should the role of Galactic Commanders be? Is sovereignty leadership a requirement?
How many tiers will be in our system with the additions...
Hello everyone! Today's the eve of the anniversary of the Knights Templar Mercenaries, our first organization on Counter-Strike: Source! Starting tomorrow, we will use the #anniversary-matchmaking channel (renamed #gaming-discussions) to coordinate which games we want to play. For the next 20 days, we will try to focus on playing games in the lists that corresponds to that date range.
If you are playing a game with dedicated servers, please add |UGA| to your Steam name so that other |UGA| members will be able to identify you. Here is the full schedule for the anniversary:
Thursday, August 23rd — Monday, August 27th (2008-2010)
Counter-Strike: Source - Zombie Mod (22.214.171.124:27016)