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    by Published on 08-04-2014 01:30 PM

    Campaign 48 has begun!

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    General jevs is commanding the Norrbotten Brigade
    General derhumphrey is commanding the 25th Panzergrenadier Division
    by Published on 07-22-2014 12:07 PM
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    by Published on 06-01-2014 11:59 PM

    To be eligible for for the raffle:
    1. You must attend 8 of the 15 remaining battles starting w/ week 4's battles. (6 div weeks = 12 battles|3 factional weeks = 3 battles)
    2. You must finish the battle in "good standing." That means following the 21CW rules, the orders given, generally being a good member of the army to which you belong. Any rule violations, other than incidental all-chats, that result in a server kick or more will automatically disqualify you from getting credit for that battle.
    3. You must play at least 1 round in the battle.
    4. If you have joined after June 1st, 2014 you must attend 21CW Orientation prior to being battle eligible. There will be EU & NA sessions at least once/week for the rest of the campaign. And multiple sessions in the next 2 weeks to cover any influx.
    5. The $0.25 bounty will be added to the pool for each UNIQUE screenshot of an HCO, CinC, or Admin being knifed posted in the Loved/Hated forums. The maximum overall prize pool will be $300.
    6. As 21CW's treasurer I am not eligible for the $250 dollar grand prize. This is to prevent any accusations or incidents of impropriety.
    by Published on 06-01-2014 11:56 PM

    That's RIGHT! You did read that correctly! At the end of this campaign we will be raffling off a prize of $250 to one lucky member!

    How do I qualify, what must I do you ask? Well that's the beauty of it! Nothing more than you already do. Practice w/ your army and attend battles. You must attend 8 of the remaining 15 battles. Yesterday's battles count as your first two. Then during the closing ceremonies for campaign 46 everyone who qualifies will have their name entered in the raffle with the overall $250 dollar winner being announced.

    There is a bonus chance to expand the prize pool! There is now a 25 cent bounty on the head of EVERYONE over the rank of Captain. For each confirmed knifing a quarter will be added to the prize pool up to a maximum prize of $300. The person who collects the most bounties in a week will win a Bounty Hunter medal. So find your favorite HCO and/or Admin and give them a steel hug!

    We will be making this announcement to other areas and communities soon! So expect to see new faces around, and maybe the return of some old ones! We need everyone to be on deck to meet, greet and help new people as they trickle in. When we make our posts to reddit and battlelog, we will PM the links out to y'all. If you are active in those communities, post/upvote/whatever you need to do to get the posts as much visibility as possible.

    We are also going side raffles during the campaign.
    They will have different qualifications and will be announced prior to going live. The money and the prizes have been generously donated by members of the community. If you are interested in donating money or steam gifts or anything as a possible prize, please contact me.

    Official rules in next post.
    by Published on 06-01-2014 11:55 PM

    Webke has stepped up and taken on our vacant Euro TA role.

    Thanks and congrats to him for this promotion. ...
    by Published on 05-08-2014 02:49 AM

    I am happy to announce the (re)introduction of our community grievance system!

    This system is a way for community members to get issues and problems addressed in situations where there is no hard evidence for the Administration to rule on. It also has provisions built into it to allow the appeal of admin decisions/punishments if a member thinks it was to harsh.

    You can only appeal punishments/decisions that involve you personally. You CANNOT appeal "on behalf" of someone else. If a ruling involves a Faction/Division/Company, the highest ranking member of that group files the appeal.

    The Grievance forum can be found HERE. There are c couple of announcements at the top of the forums giving details about the process. In that forum only you, the Admins, and the Ambassador Team Lead can see threads posted by you. For the exact wording/rules/process, please see post #2.
    by Published on 05-04-2014 07:27 PM
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    Thanks to all who attended the opening ceremonies today! Below you will find minutes & recordings of the meeting and it's Q/A session afterward. The minutes aren't necessarily in the same order as in the meeting.

    Recordings can be found HERE and the short Q/A session HERE .

    • Hall of fame inductees
      1. We are 2/3 of the way through our list of former ICs. Within 9 months a democratic process will be opened to induct new members into the Hall.
      2. Overkill: IC who oversaw the transition from 1942 to BF2. Saw to the creation of the 21CW mod for BF2.
      3. Snipe: IC during the majority of 21CW's BF2 era until around the ownership forced transition to FFoW.
      4. DWillis: IC during the rocky period of FFoW and back into BF2.
      5. BigBoy: IC during the transition to BFBC2.

    • Campaign 46 rules information
      1. No changes to the banned equipment for C46. UCAV/Active RADAR weapons/STAFF shell/EOD bot on Rush are all still prohibited.
      2. No Carrier Assault until AT LEAST after the next patch. Is too unstable for us to play.
      3. Siege of Shanghai & Lost Island will not be played because of lag issues.
      4. Divisional battles will be hard limited to 25/side + 1 commander. There will be published goals to achieve to increase the size of the Divisional battles.
        1. After week 1, there will be no 7 flag maps played during Divisional battles.

      5. During the campaign, discussions on campaign/tournament discussions are closed. They will reopen towards the end of the campaign.

    • 21CW Support teams
      1. I am currently shaking up admin team assignments. Other than Max, JB, and Duke, all the other admins will be changing the teams they're responsible for. Look for a post coming this week stating who is responsible for what.
      2. PR/Newspaper team - Looking for artists/writers. Also looking for a player team lead. Please PM if interested.
      3. Web Development team - As IC, I no longer have the time to work on the site as I'd like. So I will be putting together a team under an admin to take the site in the direction I want.
        1. Some folks have already PM'd me, you will be getting information during this week.
        2. Others, please wait until we have an admin lead announced and PM him/her.
        3. Have a bunch of coders, really, really need designers. If you are a designer, PM me.

      4. Recruiting team - Tasked with small Divisional level every week or so. And big tournament events once or twice a campaign.
        1. PLEASE PM the recruiting lead when announced this week. DO NOT PM me your interest in this.

      5. Stream/Casting team - Responsible for anything related to video at 21CW.
        1. Contact MyCatsDied if interested in learning to cast/stream, or just interested in casting & streaming.
        2. Looking for a player lead, please contact lead admin when announced on Wednesday.

      6. Tools team - Responsible for developing tools for the use of 21CW, scoreboard, roster, etc.
        1. Currently use C# and .net. Please contact Max if interested in helping and you have time. (Unlke Superfly )

      7. 21CW Training Academy - Set up to teach leadership, tactics, and strategy to play games organized.
        1. I am looking for instructors will to develop, teach, and write lessons for the academy.
        2. Please PM ME if interested. Help me take this from step 1 to step 2 and beyond.

      8. Ambassadors - Are a group of long-term 21CW members who have agreed to put the interests of 21CW first. Over team, company, squad, faction. Signified by a UN icon in the forums & TS.
        1. They have 4 roles.
        2. First, they are ambassadors for 21CW to new members. They patrol the Intro and New Member p2p forums, contacting new folks via PM. They assist with navigating the forums, getting folks inducted into Divisions, etc.
        3. They are ambassadors from the community TO the admin staff. Exist as an out of CoC method for info to get to the admins. If your CoC isn't getting your concern addressed, contact an ambassador. Doesn't matter which side they are on.
        4. They are ambassadors from the admins to YOU. They attend IC meetings, have access to the admins. They usually know the whys behind decisions as much as HCOs. Feel free to approach them if you have a concern about an admin ruling, decision, or anything of that nature.
        5. Finally, the are arbiters in the Grievance system. More info on this below.
        6. If interested, they are looking for new members. Primarily from the SCO, but looking for NATO too. Use the application in the forum sidebar.

    • Grievance system
      1. Is a method to get personal conflicts or incidents w/o clear evidence resolved. Also a potential path for appealing admin rulings & decisions.
      2. Full details and examples will be published this week.
      3. There will be a forum to post potential grievances, only you, the admins, and the ambassador lead will see your threads/posts in this forum. They will do a cursory review to sort out spurious/fake submissions.
      4. 2 Ambassadors will be assigned to the investigate and rule on the grievance. Their will be an ambassador or admin assigned to act as a mediator/tie breaker if the ambassadors cannot reach an agreement.
      5. Ambassadors who are HCOs will not be assigned to grievances involving their opponents.
      6. Ambassadors will have a range of punishments to mete out. Max being a 1 day battle ban and/or a Tournament strike.
      7. If an admin decision is appealed, the ambassador's decision will be final. Their will be no further appeal.
      8. Admins will have zero involvement in the appeals of administration decisions other than to provide the evidence & reasons behind their ruling. The rest of the process will be completely conducted by the ambassadors.

    • The Raffle
      1. This campaign we will be holding a raffle for a prize of $200 USD!
      2. To be eligible for a ticket for this raffle, you MUST attend half the available battles in Campaign 46. You can be in battle, or active in the waiting room until slots open in battle.
      3. There are 20 battles scheduled for campaign 46. 16 Divisional battles & 4 Factional ones. So you must attend 10 minimum to be eligible. Ensure your COs know you are on so you can be tracked.
      4. If you are interested in funding this prize, either to add more or defray the costs of the folks who have brought this idea up, please contact ME.
      5. If we can get more money, we will be doing more raffles for different prizes. EG $75 raffle with a ticket for each battle you attend.
      6. We will be announcing this publicly soon. On reddit and on other sites, until then please keep this w/in the community.
      7. Once we announce it, we will need all hands on deck for the next 2-3 days in TS & the forums. We will need people to meet, greet, and help new folks coming in. Also upvoting in on reddit and other places.
      8. This is a HUGE opportunity to expand 21CW, so please help us out.
      9. Again, if interested in helping assist in funding this contact me. Even if you can't fund until next month, please let me know NOW so we can plan.

    That should be all the major things covered in the meeting. If not, listen to the recording to snag anything I missed. It can be found HERE and the short Q/A session HERE .

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