This month we're going to kick off a bit of a revamp to our previously titled 'Membership Review' - we will now be looking at providing an update outside of just the membership standings and accolades and providing a wider community scope of what's been going on and what's coming up. These will still be coming up at the beginning of each calendar month and will also still feature a quick recap of the previous month, as well as a look into what we have scheduled for the coming month and any other relevant info and links that may be of interest to the community.
First and foremost I'd like to extend an invitation to our community to put forward any information or features they'd like to be included in future Community Round-up - just pop me a message or grab me on Discord if you want something included.
Membership Grades & Accolades
We'll kick off this months Community Round-up by looking at our membership Grades & awards, starting with the unfortunate news first; the following members have had their full Endorsement membership revoked and have been dropped back to community members (Grade 1) due to inactivity. Sorry guys, you're all welcome to reapply for Endorsement if/when your activity picks up a little!
Grade 2 to Grade 1
- Ranger Boy
- Wasabi Nutz
There are no members eligible for grade promotions as of yet unfortunately, however, we do have a batch of Endorsed members rapidly approaching Veteran (Grade 3) that should trigger within a month or so!
The following members have been awarded the Escape From Tarkov Campaign Medals;
Well done guys and thank you for your support on this campaign!!
Member Of The Month - February 2019
I am delighted to announce that DutchDMR has won Member of The Month for all the efforts he puts in with other members and the high activity! A big congratulations to him and many thanks for your support over the course of February! Other contenders included Gen5, VK, Lucas, Rob, Paaranoja, Mooney, Kokroach and Dewil.
This roundup is also a great place to outline and reiterate our recent changes to how we recruit and induct new members into the community. Following some great input from our new staff members, we've updated the way we induct new members of the community to full Endorsed members (Grade 2).
The community remains an open community, essentially open to all (providing they play by our rules), but we're putting a few more hoops for those who want full 'Endorsed' membership. This is to cut down on the number of people who show up once or twice, apply and put on our tags and apply then just disappear. This is obviously frustrating for us, undermines the guys who do put in a bit of commitment and potentially leaves our tags and reputation open to abuse.
To avoid this, we've extended our verification process whereby we will put all new applications on a review for one week before making a decision on approval or rejection. During this evaluation period we will fully check out their associated accounts and any bans as well as monitor their activity on our Discord server, website and in-game. If the verification and feedback from the recruitment staff and senior members is all positive, the application will be approved. Anything less will result in either an extended review or a rejection.
'Bash Offs' & Other Games
As it looks like Tarkov heads to another imminent wipe (no confirmation as of yet when/if it will happen but based on trends the community expects it!), we're starting to see some members suffering a bit of EFT fatigue! The arrival of other new gaming titles such as the popular Apex Legends has also stolen a little focus from our current anchoring campaign! With this in mind, we feel it could be a good time to host some of our 'Bash-Off' gaming events - one-off evenings dedicated to other popular multi-player games of the past or present that are no longer primary campaigns.
These have always proved popular as they get members mingling together more, shift focus a little and bring about a welcome change in pace and gaming. In the coming weeks we will be looking to organise some gaming sessions on Company of Heroes 2, Apex Legends, Star Citizen and anything else suggested by the community! If you wold like to suggest a game feel free to do so via our forum or on Discord!