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Announcement Constitution Updates and TeamSpeak 3 Restored!

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Hello everyone,

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!

But I am not going to bring...

Meeting May 8th, 2020 Demotion Ceremony

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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!

Quadrant Commandant Promotions
@Craz#9334
@LostInMyThoughts#0002

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

Parsec Prefect Demotions
@Thatdudejerry#8678
@Xeloro#6061
@BROKEN#2939
@columbus#7608
@!GhostBirdLary[Cowman911]#1290
@pigloover101#7744
@DotSpecific#6240
@TheBlade#7853
@dont@me#4974
@Edger105#5448
@Lucid#2012
@thegamingskye#9053 (Juicebox)...

Meeting May 1st, 2020 Promotion Ceremony

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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.

Galactic Commander Promotions
@Fullmetal#0742
@IdoNotGotThis#8179
@Raxor#9439
@SpaceAce#0524
@Kaggy#2192
@Aavlen#2463
@LegoLeLego#7196
@SentinelBlue#0049
@Budda Kream#7941
@Roartex#9362
@Argone#1285
@Zomb#5546
@Kat#5858
@Ortum#0001
@Adam#1087

Spur Officer Promotions
@Thatdudejerry#8678
@Xeloro#6061
@SatanIsSlacking#1269
@BROKEN#2939
@columbus#7608
@!GhostBirdLary[Cowman911]#1290
@_Marz_#4952
@pigloover101#7744
@DotSpecific#6240
@Craz#9334
@TheBlade#7853
@LostInMyThoughts#0002
@dont@me#4974
@Ford Defect#8662
@Edger105#5448
@Lucid#2012
@thegamingskye#9053 (Juicebox)
@matt the bathmat#1037
@shameful#4044
@Clashknight90#8422
@JoltenHeim#6673

System Lieutenant Promotions
@Glythe#2784
@Sir_Crowly#3532...
Discord - The Lobby.

Announcement Total Restructuring of Unigamia Ranks

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Hello everyone,

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...

Announcement Our Forums Are Complete!

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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:


It aggregates how many hours we've spent in each game, so we can have a leaderboard for most popular game in Unigamia!

Also, I fixed the exploit pings in #*-lfg channels. Players can no longer @everyone or @here...

Announcement Statement on the Events in TeamSpeak this Easter Weekend

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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.

History

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...

Meeting January 17th, 2020 Promotion Ceremony

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I found an old text document logging promotions from back in January. I'm posting it on the forums before the current promotion ceremony so that these aren't forgotten.

Spur Officer Promotions
@Rhys#0507
@slʇΌ (๑•̀ㅂ •́)و#0529
@Roartex#9362 (or he was already promoted)
@Aavlen#2463
@Ortum#0001
@11 Corgis on a computer#0103
@LegoLeLego#7196
@Riley#9410
@Arkytiax#8465
@Meetloef#4106
@SirBlooky#8100

System Lieutenant Promotions
@Clashknight90#8422
@Ford Defect#8662
@Fox Grl#2747
@JoltenHeim#6673
@Sgt.Lee 58#6844
Discord - The Lobby.

September 16th, 2019 System Lieutenant/Spur Officer Promotion Ceremony

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To be determined.

Announcement Constitutional Convention 2019 Has Begun!

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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!

https://www.unigamia.com/wiki/Constitution

July 19th, 2019 Promotion Ceremony

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To be determined.

Announcement The Third Annual Co-Optober Has Begun!

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Hello @everyone!

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
  1. No Mercy
  2. Crash Course
  3. Death Toll
  4. Dead Air
  5. Blood Harvest
  6. The Sacrifice
  7. The Last Stand
  8. Dead Center
  9. The Passing
  10. Dark Carnival
  11. Swamp Fever
  12. Hard Rain
  13. The Parish
(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...

Announcement The Fifth Biennial Constitutional Convention Has Begun!

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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:

https://www.unigamia.com/wiki/Constitution

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...

Announcement 10-year Anniversary Schedule!

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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)
  1. Counter-Strike: Source - Zombie Mod (69.64.32.95:27016)
  2. Counter-Strike: Source - Surf
  3. Counter-Strike: Source - Jailbreak
  4. Counter-Strike: Source - Vanilla (69.64.32.95:27015)
  5. Counter-Strike: Source - Gun Game (69.64.32.95:27017)
  6. Half-Life 2: Deathmatch (server on request)...

Announcement 10-year Anniversary Dates Decided!

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Hello everyone,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the dates for our 10-year anniversary celebration! We will be celebrating from the foundation of the Knights Templar Mercenaries on August 23rd, to the foundation of the Universal Gaming Alliance on September 10th! This is 10 weeks away from today as I post this announcement.
  • Weekend of August 23rd to August 27th
  • Week of August 28th to September 1st
  • Week of September 2nd to September 6th
  • Weekend of September 7th to September 10th
We will be playing the following games during this time. Please mention what week you want to play each game. If a game is not here that you would like to play, please
  • Counter-Strike: Source
  • Left 4 Dead/2
  • Garry's Mod
  • League of Legends
  • Dota 2
  • Age of Empires II, Age of Empires III, or Age of Mythology
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  • Civilization V
  • Cards again Humanity
  • Coup
  • Empires/Nuclear...

Announcement Now Announcing Our Patreon!

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Hello everyone,

Running a gaming organization isn't free nor is it cheap. I've been fine shouldering the burden of the website, TeamSpeak 3, and servers, but if we want to build the organization further, I can't go it alone.

Over the past 4 years, hosting these three services for the community has cost a total of $4,708.70.

In 2017 alone, this cost amounted to $1006.36.

This is a very sizeable amount of cash, so I'm enlisting the help of the community to start shouldering the burden of running our gaming organization.

So without further ado...

Our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/unigamia

I will be working with our server admins on adding in-game rewards for our Patrons, in addition to the new and fancy Discord roles that you will receive for becoming patrons.

Newsletter 2018 Early May Newsletter

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Hello everyone,

In the spirit in transparency, I will be disclosing as much of the Supercluster Council's decisions as possible. So far, we have addressed three resolutions:

Resolution #1: What should the age limit for |UGA| members and admins be? Should it be the same, or different?

Result: Two different ages were decided on to be considered a member and to qualify for admin in |UGA|. These ages are being kept confidential by the Council to avoid bullying of younger members (and allegations of being underaged) who may happen to join our Discord or TeamSpeak as a result of association with servers.

A comparison between the ages of the admins in Garry's Mod vs. SCP: Secret Laboratory easily shows how effective this resolution has been: https://imgur.com/a/OsOaZfD

Resolution #2: What constitutes a member of |UGA|?

Result: Aside from reaching the age limit, a member should register on the forums, and have both TeamSpeak 3 and...

Announcement Spring 2018 Restructuring and Constitutional Convention

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Hello everyone and happy spring,

I meant to get this announcement out on April 1st after I returned from the wedding, but of course I let the month get away from me and here we are almost in May.

As many of you know, our SCP: Secret Laboratory servers skyrocketed in popularity so much so that we had 4 up with 25/25 players each over the weekend. We've brought almost a dozen new recruits into the Discord and with Halo Online becoming more popular, I hope that we can begin recruiting there as well. I have high hopes for @Shooster117 as a sovereignty leader to that end and I'll be working with him to see what I can do with hosting servers.

And now for the biggest announcement. When I abolished the Supercluster Council three years ago, I said that I would only bring back the Council when we began recruiting again. That day has come. With a fresh supply of new recruits, I am reinstating the very first Supercluster Council from 8 years ago as we approach our 10 year...

Announcement What are your Steam Award nominations?

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Post your Steam award nominations here so that we can stack up nominations!

http://store.steampowered.com/SteamAwardNominations/

Click the above link to see the descriptions for the Steam Awards.
  1. The “Test of Time” Award: Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  2. The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award: Psychonauts
  3. The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award: The Forest
  4. The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award: Zeno Clash 2
  5. The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award: Dead by Daylight
  6. The “Game Within A Game” Award: Counter-Strike: Source
  7. The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award: Guns of Icarus Online, specifically requested by their developers
  8. The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award: PAYDAY 2
  9. The “Let's Play” Award: Outlast

Announcement Added a Calendar!

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System Lieutenants can now post events for monthly or weekly games.

This Calendar will be used for:
  • |UGA| Holidays
  • Monthly |UGA| Games
  • |UGA| Member's Birthdays and Birthday Games
Now whenever we have events no one can say they forgot about it.

Newsletter 2016 March Newsletter

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This is an overview of decisions made during March, and upcoming events in |UGA|.

The 2016 Winter Schism has ended and the Elsword/Monster Hunter/Phantasy Star Online 2 members have rejoined! To foster group relations, I will be promoting Dejha Seo, SuperND, Jiya Re, Jiggy, Phoenix, and Shiryu back to their positions as Galactic Commanders after finishing maintenance on the TeamSpeak 3 server later tonight.

We decided to postpone the June meetup. The only for-sure attendees would have been Squirrel, SpaceAce, and me. We had too many people with other plans or who said they could not make it for monetary reasons to make the trip feasible. We will be planning a trip for next year after going over everyone's schedules.

After educating myself on the plights of women and minorities, I've decided that we need stricter rules on language in TeamSpeak:
  • From this day forth, usage of the n-word, f-word (6 letters), or other perjoratives will result in a permanent ban.
  • Not...
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