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13/01/15 08:04 AM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
Good morning all,
Unfortunately having a conversation with GA it has come to my attention that P&P would need to be paid on each individual product, so if you're looking to purchase more than one product, ensure you use the 5% OFF coupon!
This would need to include current pre-orders as well. Contact me for prices if unsure.
Also after speaking to GA, we will be ordering the products near the end of January due to the small issues we have at current on our first batch of orders (regarding postage queries and prices and for them to get all the orders done and sent).
But rest assured that if your order has been paid fully then it will definitely be passed to GA to order by the end of the month! Sorry guys for the hassle, it's not as simple of a process as our normal distributors it would seem!
08/01/15 03:54 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
You can now pre-order any of the new Official Products and get 5% OFF using this coupon: PREORDER15
Simply add the products to your basket and then use the coupon when it requests it and it will take 5% OFF your total (not incl postage)
This is only available until 11th January 2015, 23:59.
Starting 12th January 2015, you can use the following coupon when purchasing more than one of the official products to get 5% OFF discount! Use: BUNDLE15
If you have already pre-ordered an official product and want to receive your 5% discount, please contact me (Inflam3).
07/01/15 02:26 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
It's great to see our orders racking up for our new Official products! However due to some issues, they might have to be set back until later in the month!
The design hasn't included our latest Partnership with graphic designer - DeadMansHandGFX which has to be included on our new products. (This is being sorted by Head Designer of GA).
I've raised a few questions regarding postage costs with the GA such as when someone purchases multiple products, will it be a single postage cost or multiple. I would imagine it would be a single charge, however there are members which are purchasing products seperately on our store so have paid postage on each product. I will refund the correct amount once I receive confirmation.
Also if postage is higher when buying more products, I will have to create these rule sets in our store.
Also we can't pre-order mousepads yet due to not receiving the postage costs yet, however GA have informed me that they are extremely busy and getting postage costs for the products and the wide list of countries I have sent over to them is time consuming, but will be done as soon as possible.
If you have ordered something and want to purchase a mousepad, please contact me so I can give you a coupon to remove the postage costs (if the above regarding a single postage cost is correct). If you haven't ordered yet but also want to order a mousepad, please wait to order, so you can order all of them at once to save the confusion.
I'm also going to look into offering a discount to members which buy more than 2 products after official release, if you have already, I will simply workout the discount and refund that amount ~ if you'd like to receive the discount you should contact me.
I may have to cancel all purchases and refund the funds, due to some issue - but I will talk to you all who have purchased first to check if you all are okay with it!
04/01/15 04:42 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
We had a short clan meeting which wasn't overly important due to there wasn't much to be discussed, only a few members attended but it was on a Saturday evening after a new year, so I wasn't expecting much! Thanks to those which attended however.
During the meeting, I announced that we won't have a new logo this year due to difficulty finding a professional designer to create one to our requirements! Majority of members are happy with our current logo, so that's good enough!
I can also inform you all that our new Official Products are available to pre-order on our store! (Except our Mousepad as postage costs are still to be received).
Head on over to our Store (on navigation) and pre-order your new Official Clan Merch! All orders will be sent over to our designers to be processed and put into production on 11th January!
Our forum IPS4.0 is currently within BETA stage 3, so won't be long until it's an official public release!
We have also dropped 93 members from VORTEX, due to the members not responding to the required topic. However this has remained that we have over 70 members which have agreed to the new terms and look forward to seeing all the changes and activity in place for 2015, as well as new members to join!
24/12/14 11:44 AM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and New Year! (I know it's not until tomorrow, but incase some of you aren't online!
Hopefully you all enjoy doing whatever you do whether it's spending time online with friends you're yet to meet, or whether it's with friends and family in person! You'll all have to respond to this topic after Christmas and let us know what you got in your presents!
I'm sure many of you will be smashed over the New Year and possibly won't remember it!
Coming to the New Year, a lot of new things are coming and the roster looks to be smaller but full of those which deserve to be around!
For Christmas, i'll be giving away some gifts i've personally purchased to members I think have achieved it through activity, dedication and being popular within the community. Keep an eye on the Blog of ours as I will be releasing our New Logo Draft sometime today! For those which may not receive a gift, keep up the good work and you could get a chance to get a gift at a later date! But I appreciate everyone being an active user and for all the support within the community.
Take care everyone!
Let's make 2015 even more bigger, better and more badass!
PS. I've just purchased a new feature for our forums, so we can send a Newsletter out to members of our community (unfortunately I won't have a newsletter done in time for Christmas) so next year we'll start sending them out! Keep an eye out!
06/12/14 08:24 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
So during this Clan Meeting I discussed a few updates to the Clan and also some updates for a few things which I know you all wanted further information on which I didn't have at the time!
As per the discussion, I would appreciate if everyone 'followed' our Blog because I am using it more than I used too and will also be updated from other Management during next year. The entries blogged are changes within VORTEX which aren't a major change (won't impact anyone) or entries to give you an update on a project being worked on, EG. Our Logo or Custom Forum Skin etc.
If you follow the Blog, you'll get a notification of when a new entry is posted so you can keep up to date with what happens in the Clan. Also would be a good idea to 'follow' our Announcements Forum, basically for the same reason.
If you head over to our Blog, you can view our latest Entry (please click into it) and see our upcoming graphics template for earning an achievement within the Clan!
Points System Reset
I have reset everyone's points to zero to be ready to start earning the point through our Achievements system! You can view this page (currently has no information on it but more will be added within the month) and will be on the Navigation once it's sorted.
New Hierarchy Update
We're yet again going to change the Hierarchy for 2015 due to the responsibilities for the ranked groups aren't required as much.
--> Guild Leader
Clan Senior Officer has been removed from the Ranks. (Members which remain in this position will become standard Officers.
It's getting closer to the time which we will be accepting pre-orders for our new products! Each product will be able to be shipped separately so no more having to wait until we've got a bulk order and not having to ship it to me, to then ship to you! However Mouse pads still require a minimum purchase of 5 before their able to start designing them to send.
I will inform everyone by our website news when pre-orders are available. If you're interested in getting a quote for your postage and packing sooner than later, please send me your 'country and postcode/zipcode'.
I've already got details from the following members to get a quote for: HuskY, Crimeshot, YourTasteInWomen, MyerzzD, Kajji, Nukeboss, Thomas, F-H and myself! I will PM you all once I get a response from them.
Our new logo!
So we have now paid our new logo designer and instead of £80, we've found a good designer for $40! So over half the price we originally was quoted by another user. So once this logo is complete, we will have it put onto our new products and the pre-orders can commence!
It's getting closer and closer to 2015 and I'm getting more games to giveaway! Get ready to bring yourself to our events and earn achievements within the clan to get a chance for a game giveaway! You can view our giveaway list which is always being updated! If you'd like to offer a game to give away to the community, message me on steam and send me the gift or gift URL!
We've purchased a new feature to the forums instead of renewing our licence for our Downloads feature as it wasn't being used (shockingly), but this new feature will be used alot more i'm sure! If you look on our navigation bar you'll see Gallery. Head over to there and you can upload your own screenshot of in-game into any of those game categories.
Simple click 'upload' and then choose the 'category' and then upload the files - maximum is 100 at a time. It can take a short while to upload that many photos (or for me it took abit) but was worth it as you all can check out the awesome pictures I take during my game of DayZ and Arma 3 etc. It would be awesome to see yours! Not only that but popular pictures will also be uploaded to our Facebook for the public to see.
Please note that if you want to upload your screenshots of scores, please create your own album in the Members Albums.
New Product Prices
After mentioning the prices of the new products, they didn't include any profit of the clan and many of you have discussed this with me before and said you would rather it be more expensive and know that we gained some funds out of it aswell. I'll go over some pricings during this month before pre-orders are available and see if everyone is happy with them! However below are the set prices (not including postage and packing):
Hoodies - £32.00
Jerseys - £22.00 (short), £24.00 (long)
Mousepads - £15
You can view more details of the products in our Store located on the navigation bar above. Also note that you must go into 'Official Merch', they will be displayed on the main store page once their available. I figured putting them on front page is teasing too much when you can't order!
I've also amended the standard product prices to be abit cheaper (less profit) but with the new products coming out which will be quite abit more pricey, I figured would be good to have our current products abit cheaper for those which can't afford our new awesome products.
I also wanted to announce to everyone to welcome the newcomers into the clan recently - Spectres, Cloudetix, Equaja, Miracle, James, F-H, Meatgrinder, Troska and Belvac! Hope you all enjoy it here at VORTEX eSports and i'm already aware your fitting in great!
Last but not least, I created a topic for all you members to respond too if you wish to remain in VORTEX from January 2015 onwards. Please read the topic to ensure you accept what I have said within the topic before replying. If you accept and then it comes next year and I'm not aware of any issues of yourself, I will drop you from the clan as you've not stuck to our Guidelines.
It is more strict than we have been in the past, but it's what is needed and I know alot of you agree.
Please click here for the topic
If you didn't read the topic and didn't reply by end of December, you only have yourself to blame!
Anyway, thanks for reading and attending for those which did! Next meeting is SATURDAY 3RD JANUARY! (This is because Thursday lands on New Years day and day after people will be hanging)
23/11/14 09:30 AM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
It would seem that our MYSQL database has been restored to an earlier time so we're missing a tad bit of content from our forums of which was my material it would seem.
So the latest news in VORTEX is regarding our awesomely designed Long Sleeve + Short Sleeve Clan Jersey, Clan Zip Hoodie and Clan Mousepad!
Now you can pre-order your own in the coming weeks, but we're looking to not start shipping until January! Don't worry though! This is because the Gamers Apparel have their own requirements and they need bulk orders before being able to purchase/design/send.
Regarding the Jerseys, I've queried whether both short and long sleeves can be ordered, I would guess we can, but will await confirmation first!
So I'll keep all of those which pre-order, up to date with the orders we have and then you know when you'll be getting it.
The minimum orders are the following:
The products can have your username on them all, the pre-orders can't be made just yet as there is a few tiny amendments to be made including our upcoming new logo design. So another preview will soon be available which will show these minor changes. (Although this will be published via our Blog, so head on over to it and click the 'follow this blog' button so you see it before anyone else!
Feedback is appreciated regarding the designs, however we can't make any amendments to the actual design without an additional fee. We will also have a few more various colours of our design coming our during Q1 of 2015. (Dark grey and White).
You can view our new products (Promo Designs) on our facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/vrtxesports
Have a good day everyone and i'm sure we will sell alot of our products!
07/11/14 07:20 PM | VORTEXeSports in Clan News
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!
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
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)
24/10/14 04:56 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
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
17/10/14 06:07 PM | VRTX iNFLAM3 in Clan News
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!