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Nov' Meeting Overview

07/11/14 07:20 PM | VORTEXeSports in Clan News

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First off, we would like to thank all of those members which could attend this meeting! Don't forget if you haven't voted already, check out these important polls to ensure we have the clan meetings on dates you will most likely be available to participate!
http://www.vortex-es...eting-day-time/

During this meeting we discussed some progress with the upcoming forum update, our profit through G2A and various changes upcoming ready for/during January 2015! (Season 3 of VORTEX eSports)

Now we know we've mentioned various times of our upcoming forum updates to v4.0 which is a major update (appearance, performance and features), however they've never given a date and only said Q4 2014, but we now have more information on this! Invision Power have now confirmed Beta 2 of their new Community Suite (v4.0) which will soon have a public release! We hope it will be in time for 2015 as we would definitely like to kick off next season with another major change!

For all of you which share G2A referral links (www.g2a.com/r/vortexesports) or tell people about the "VORTEX" coupon they can use at checkout, you have helped us gain further profit! We're happy to announce that at this minute we have €171.69 profit since August 2014! Fantastic results, so keep on getting G2A more sales through the community!

Upcoming changes for January 2015 are shown below. (However some changes will be done sooner to be ready for the New Year!)
  • New TeamSpeak rules will be put into place.
  • Clan rules and guidelines will be reviewed and amended accordingly.
  • Forum boards will be reviewed and amended accordingly. (Fewer forum boards, organised better)
  • Support Ticketing will be arranged by ranks starting with Officer (default ticket department) and will be moved to Senior Officer if not able to resolve, and that to be moved to Clan Leader/Clan Co-Leader if can't be resolved.
  • Clan Ranks will explained clearly and who is what rank.
  • Downloads area has been de-activated and we will instead use our Dropbox for files.
  • We will have monthly mini-gaming events! This will vary between Garry's Mod, Killing Floor, League of Legends, Minecraft, Payday 2, Risk of Rain, Starcraft II and Zero Gear!
  • We'll also add a small feature showing a countdown to the next monthly clan meeting!
  • A custom forum skin will also be developed next year once the new version is in place! We will make a topic for you to give your suggestions.
  • New Clan Logo to be developed so we are recognised as a symbol and not just the name "vortex esports".
  • We'll also be working on improving the public visibility regarding our Streamers and their streams. This will also include stream overlays!
  • We should have the TeamSpeak permissions sorted as well, they don't seem to doing as their set! Please be patient, there is usually an admin around no matter what the time.
  • We're also going to be changing recruitment including the way it's done, the applications and process within recruitment to ensure we have more members like yourselves and less time wasters!
  • With help from you all, we want to purchase the Gallery modification for our forums ($65 - then every 6 months is $10 renewal - only required if we want to update the application). This will be a great feature as it will allow you all to create your own album and upload your awesome screenshots from in-game! Images which are popular will also be added to our Facebook for more publicity views! We're a community after all, so your screenshots are important to us!
  • We're going to be introducing Clan Achievements which will also be working inline with our Points System. Through this new points system you'll be able to build up to show your score! (Similar to how Gamerscore works!) - More info on this released during December.
  • Clan Jerseys will be soon finished, once they are ready for purchasing, you will have the option to pre-purchase now with our current clan logo, or wait until our new clan logo is designed and use this new logo!
  • Our Donation goal has also risen, but this is because we have reviewed various finances we would like to purchase for the community so we included it all within that goal, please see below:
  • Forum Custom Skin - £100-£150
  • Custom Jersey/Hoody/Mousepad Design - £30
  • Clan Logo - £80
  • Forum Add-Ons/Modifications - £20+
  • Forum Licence Upgrade/6M - $25
  • Blog Licence Upgrade/6M - $10
  • Gallery Licence Purchase - $65 (Gallery Licence Upgrade/6M - $10)
  • Store/Billing Licence Upgrade/6M - $35
  • CMS Licence Upgrade/6M - $15
  • Our own Dedicated Server (Q3 2015) - £60/pm
Hope those which attended enjoyed the meeting and those which didn't, enjoyed reading our upcoming changes. Feedback is always appreciated so feel free to comment back on this news via the forum topic.

We wanted to keep this more underwraps but felt like you all deserved to know that we're sleeping, we're actually working on more updates than this but the rest will remain in the background until late December.

Next Meeting - December 4th - Thursday 7PM (UK)

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Clan Meeting (October'14)

24/10/14 04:56 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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Hi all,

Again, apologies for the late reply regarding the last TeamSpeak meeting, not much was discussed and was more banter which was funny none the less, so I was debating whether to announce it and instead wait until more news is announced.

The main topic which was discussed was the new Guild which merged with VORTEX - "Definitely Maybe" - Primarily based on World of Warcraft but their players play various games like our current members! They have been running for 2-3 years and are aged at least 23 which is awesome to bring more older folk into the community! They're a funny bunch of guys which have a great sense of humour and fit right in with the community!

The Guild Leader is Joe (Also username is Joe), so if you have any queries with DM, give him a PM or if you catch him online TeamSpeak; go say hello!

I also announced about our TeamSpeak being passworded and private, so members must be vortex members to use our TeamSpeak, however just a one-off for your friends to join, but if they'll be coming back on, they'll have to apply to be part of the community. I also informed you all that our forums for 2015 will be referral only (private forums). Our website will continue to be accessible to everyone being a front page - so people can view our information and announcements.
Anyway guys, i'll give a fair chunk of updates/changes upcoming for 2015 in the next November'14 meeting :)

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TeamSpeak Servers

17/10/14 06:07 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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Hi everyone!

We're having constant DDOS lag and downtime on our new server provided by Multiplay, so due to such terrible service I have requested the server to be cancelled immediately and refund given as I'm not letting our funds pay towards a useless crap server company.

I'm looking for a new host and I think we'll go with GameServers.com or NFOservers as they have been good in the past. Apologies from the downtime but it really isn't in our hands.

I'll put an IP and password up in the Members Forum once online!

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Clan Meetings New Arrangement

07/10/14 07:04 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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Hi everyone,

It would seem there is abit of confusion regarding clan meetings and I totally understand why.

When they first started it was originally Wednesdays 7PM, however there was multiple members which wanted to participate but couldn't on these days so we then arranged it to be Tuesdays but after a few months of using Tuesdays, it would seem the amount of members joining was less than we did on Wednesdays, so in the last clan meeting I thought I did actually mention that it would be on Thursdays (last meeting was on a Thursday due to some issues with the days before that. (I don't remember the reason)

What we will do, is start a new poll which will be taking place between now and December 1st 2014. The results on this poll will be the new Clan Meeting date monthly from 2015 onwards.

Here is the topic:forums/topic/4930-clan-meeting-day-2015/

In the meantime, we will give the next few months to be arranged on the first THURSDAYS of each month. If we start it at 8PM (UK Time) due to members having to rush to be on at 7PM (in other regions of the world). I will ensure announcements are made on TeamSpeak, Shoutbox, Facebook, Twitter and a countdown timer shown on the forums main page.

Due to this confusion, we'll give away some random indie games at some point during the clan meeting on 09/10/2014!

Also don't forget about using our Partner to purchase games/subscriptions/software using our discount code "VORTEX"! Click the banner below!

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September Clan Meeting Roll up

13/09/14 09:19 AM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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Hi all,

Not many attended this clan meeting compared to usual, but I did move the date so this could be the reason why..

Not many topics was covered during the meeting as most changes was announced last month and I would expect alot of changes next month if the new forum update is released.

Here are the following topics which we discussed:

HIERARCHY UPDATE - We've changed the titles of the ranks within the clan to Clan Leader -> Clan Co-Leader -> Clan Senior Officer -> Clan Officer -> Clan Member. More information on the roles can be found: http://www.vortex-es...4622-hierarchy/

JERSEY UPDATE - A topic has been made within the Members Forum which is discussion regarding the Team Jersey, you can view the current design and give feedback on it in ways to improve it. If feedback is given, the current design will be ordered.

ACADEMY UPDATE - CSGO / DOTA 2 / LOL / SC2 (WOW?) - The Academy is progressing with how things will work, the roles, how it will be introduced and who will be coaching. It will first start within the Starcraft 2 Division as it was created there, once it's up and running and it's organised, it will be put in place for other Divisions within the clan to allow more player to take part.

TEAMS UPDATE - We currently only have 3 teams; CS:GO, DOTA 2 and LoL, however Starcraft 2 Division will soon have 2 teams and 1 group (considered a team, however no size restriction).

G2A RESULTS SO FAR - Thanks to all the referral links and users using our "VORTEX" coupon during the checkout, we've gained 71 EUR so far! So keep it up as this will be used funds with future purchases we require! Or for buying gifts to give away to members! Why not respond to this and let us know if you've purchased and what games!

FORUM UPDATE SOON - Recently IPS have released a 'preview' of the upcoming update 4.0, once this is released to the public as an update and it's stable, we will be looking at getting our own custom forum skin. The background will be interchangeable, so each division will have a set background based upon the game they primary play. A topic will be made in the forums once the non-stable version is accessible, so you all can give your suggestions on the custom skin.

REFERRING TO BE INCREASED - We gain a bunch of new members each day, however the referrals aren't going up when they should be. If you have a recruitment topic somewhere, be sure to put your referral link, or state your forum username for them to enter when signing up. We want to give away gifts in the future but if it's not being used to it's potential then we don't

TEAM LEADER OR TEAM CAPTAIN - We was discussing which should be the title regarding the person in-charge of a team. It then seemed a much better idea to make it a topic instead, so please head over to this topic to vote!

GAME GIVEAWAYS - We've decided to give away a bunch of games to active and dedicated players within the clan. So players which are often on our TeamSpeak and Forums, who give useful suggestions and feedback, donating, attend important events such as Clan Meetings and who have been in the clan for along period of time!

So far these are the following users which gained free games:

Battlestations: Midway [Chancey]
Daikatana [Zection]
Hitman: Codename 47 [SquishyArchon]
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin [Thomas]
Hitman: Contracts [ARKi]
Hitman: Blood Money [Scaz]
Just Cause [Myerz]
The Last Remnant [AppleJack]

There are still over 20 games to give away! Their normally indie fun games and sometimes titles such as the above, but everyone loves a new game to play, let alone it being free!

DONATIONS - We can never be too short on donations, as we grow we need funds to keep us going - Custom Forum Design, Tee Designs, Jersey Designs, Mousepad Designs, Servers, Forum & Website features and the list keeps going. So if you can spare £5, it all adds up and it shows your support! We was once high in donations, but due to having to purchase our Custom Jersey/Mousepad/Hoody Design, it took a big £60 out of our pot! And if we want more designs for our Jerseys/Mousepads/Hoodys, it will require more funds, so lets keep them coming in! :)

Thanks for those who attended the meeting, next will be Thursday, 2nd September.

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August Meeting Roll Up

27/08/14 07:40 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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Hi everyone!

First off, I'd like to apologise for this topic being made so late after the actual Clan TeamSpeak Meeting! For an entire week which I was going to create it, I was away, before I went away for a week, i was packing for a few days and before that was just busy working on changes within VORTEX, based upon the topics discussed.

Also to state before we go into those discussions/updates, check out our 4 new products exclusively on our store for a small period of time!
SteelSeries World of Warcraft: Gold Edition Gaming Mouse
http://www.vortex-es...n-gaming-mouse/
Razer Spectre Gaming Mouse - StarCraft II Edition
http://www.vortex-es...e-starcraft-ii/
Razer Marauder Keyboard - StarCraft II Edition
http://www.vortex-es...d-starcraft-ii/
Razer Banshee USB Gaming Headset - StarCraft II Edition
http://www.vortex-es...t-starcraft-ii/

Anyway, I won't hold it out any longer! - Ranges from minor to more major changes.
  • Our TeamSpeak social channels which originally took up 4 spaces, have been merged into one channel and the information displayed into the description box. (Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Steam, Youtube).
  • We're looking to provide gifts for referrals on the forums, so ensure you refer players to our forums and that you're referral is done correctly. (An administrator/Moderator can add the referral manually if notified). These will include store credit, free games and promotions within the clan)
  • Usernames which you sign up to VORTEX eSports with, must be used everywhere else - TeamSpeak, In-Game (unless it's just a muck about) and on STEAM. You're name within the clan is what you're recognised as, so we want everyone to be easily recognised on the things we use.
  • The awesome graphics designer has returned back into the clan to provide everyone including management, awesome graphics! Whether it's advertisements, avatars, banners, signatures etc.
  • We also discussed what files we should have within our Downloads area and things such as mods for games, skins, replays etc. to be hosted, you all have access to it, so get doing it!
  • We've added a few minor additions to our forums which include being able to see who's been on the forums on that day, gives us a rough idea of who's active, so ensure you're on the forums a few days a week. (Doesn't need to be everyday)
  • We also discussed with Clan Moderators and Clan Seniors should have the "ignore password" feature on TeamSpeak revoked. This would be a slight pain, as members would have to memorise or right down passwords, but same time, when something is passworded, it's nice to have the specific company you've passworded it for. This has been brought up by multiple members which is why it was in the discussion. An outcome hasn't been decided yet, but we'll gain more feedback from members in this topic who wasn't at the meeting and even who was.
  • Our Team Jersey is also in development as per topics you may have seen in the private Members Forum! It's slowly coming along, but looks awesome and only getting more and more awesome! Give feedback to us quickly before it's completed! http://www.vortex-es...-design-jersey/
  • We've successfully gained a Partnership with G2A.com, which also are giving everyone 3% OFF on their website by using the coupon "VORTEX" at the checkout, so ensure you use it!
  • I've also worked on the structure of the clan to be easily managed and will be updated on our website shortly.
  • I've been working on the structure of the upcoming Academy which will be discussed further with the staff involved before being made public.
  • Friday Night Gaming is no longer scheduled to what game is specifically played, due to everyone feeling different on the actual day. So now it's more of to get as many members online on Friday as possible and have good fun!
  • Everyone is to be using the 'Support' link on the forums for most issues which arise within the clan - website related, forum related, server related, product related and most general enquiries. Please ensure you contact a Clan Senior before sending me a PM, and if they can't answer it, to be referred to me. To ensure your issues are dealt with quicker!
  • Recruitment has already been slightly updated within the Guidelines to be more 'straight-to-the-point'.
  • TeamSpeak has had it's server group permissions revamped due to some issues, however there are a few issues still remaining which is being worked on and tested. Please ensure if you have any issue, contact a Clan Senior before myself as i'm usually not available. (to move, kick or ban players when required).
  • Upcoming Awards will be given out which include - LAD of Honour, LASS of Honour, Event Participator, Event Winner, Donator, Promotions, Big Referrer, Providing Successful Feedback/Suggestion etc.
  • YouTube videos from members to be more regular and a topic has been made for it. Will be awesome to have your video on our channel!
  • We've also lowered the amount of forums available, to get rid of some 'un-needed'!
  • We've made our 'streams' page, only for VORTEX members to list their own on.
  • New TeamSpeak rules to make members create their own sub-channel (temp) within the specified game channel. To save us having too many channels!
I've wrote everything I have written down on paper and if you think of anything more which was discussed, let me know!

In other news, some of our Clan Members and Clan Seniors participated within the League of Legends Pub Quiz @ Multiplay Insomnia iSeries (52) and come first place! Congratulations to them and for next time!

Look forward to reading everyone's responses!

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Promotion for Spirit!

13/08/14 05:12 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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Congratulations to Spirit as he has now been Promoted within the Clan to be one of our Clan Moderators!

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Official Partnership with G2A.com!

09/08/14 11:24 AM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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VORTEX eSports are proud to announce an official partnership with G2A.COM.

G2A.COM offers comfortable and swift access to wide range of products such as software licenses for Windows, Steam, Origin, Xbox Live cards, PSN codes, time-cards for online games and more at fantastically low prices. They're all video-game enthusiasts, so we're happy to become one of their Partners.

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Get Your Video On The VRTX YouTube!

26/07/14 04:55 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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So I know many of you are Streamers and YouTubers and you want your video to be seen by all! So do we, so now is your chance to add your Youtube video on the VRTX YouTube to be seen by ALL!

So here are the requirements!
-Post ONE video application in the forum thread created by this article, PER WEEK. If you post any more than one, a moderator will delete the video from your reply. This measure is to stop those people who solely exist to spam their videos for views (this is not how you get a YouTube following).
-Post with the video a description of what the video is about and why we should use it.
-Post how it is relevant to VRTX! It doesn't have to be but those that are relevant to our community will be strongly favoured and often chosen over others that aren't.
-BE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY! If you aren't involved here at VRTX and you don't play with its members or talk on the forums but rather just use it as a mouthpiece for your videos...YOU WILL NOT BE CHOSEN.

Don't use this thread to ask questions. All you have to do is follow the above with your video embedded and I will be a happy camper!

Get out there and make some videos!

VRTX Thomas (CS) will be the uploader, and I will be the editor of each video upload. (Check the description and video is as expected)

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Promotions

19/07/14 09:13 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News

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I would like to congratulate the following members for being promoted within VORTEX eSports to a Clan Senior.*

Thomas, AppleJack and Crimeshot

These members of the community have proven themselves with the support to members and support to the management, along with their feedback, commitment and loyalty.

From today these members will also be working with FlyingPanda, YourTasteInWomen, Hantypen and DeathbulletZz.

Also congratulations to Frenzie for becoming the Team Leader of Team Xenon (LoL). Also for MrAcidish for becoming the Team Leader of Team Prophets (CSGO).
As the community grows, so will our need for more committed members who want to make a difference within the clan! So keep up all the good work and we hope to see more to come from these members!

*Clan Senior role has now taken the Clan Elder ranking which has now been removed.

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