@ Mention News Archives (2021)

January

Overall

First Overall @everyone of 2021. What a crazy year it was last year. Here is hoping to a fresh and better 2021. First off we as the Tri/Board want to thank all of our members of Evolved for having another great year of gaming.

Recap of 2020

  • 2nd year anniversary of being a community with 90+ members showing up to the meeting 2nd Year Anniversary Notes
  • 2nd year history of evolved Year 2 History
  • Lots of different @ mentions that we archived to provide you different information @ Mention News Archives (2020)
  • Creation of the Evolved Community Information mega post Evolved Community Information
  • Different Side games such as COD: Warzone, Among Us, GTFO and Phasmophobia got played
  • New “Way off Topic text channels”
  • More banging hot Community Game Nights and Contests over the year
  • Our first Evolved T-shirt
  • Increased social media presence (Thanks for all you do Sev!)

2021 Get Together
With the reality of Covid-19 persisting into 2021, we are saddened to inform you all that we will not be having a Get Together. This is upsetting news, but we have to think of our members, friends and families. As well as the precautions and steps needed to insure everyone’s safety. We will discuss further in our upcoming Open Board Meeting.

Open Board Meeting
Looking at having our first open board meeting of 2021 in January or February . Love for everyone to come out and see what we have planed for 2021. We currently don’t have a date/time but we will let everyone know when we do.

As always, if anyone has any questions or concerns or new ideas please come and chat with any of the Tri / Board. We want to create a bigger and better community for you all and can’t do that without the creative ideas of our members. Thanks to everyone for making our community a great place to be.

Casual Gaming

A new gaming year is upon us. We hope that @ everyone has been checking out the latest and greatest new games that are coming out this year from Single player to Multiplayer. From Action RPG’s to MMO’s. From PC to Console. There is a lot of games that got put on hold in 2020 and now it seems there coming out in 2021. So here is hoping to be a good year for new games.

Evolved Games
Lots of games always get put on the back burner when new expansions come out. But with new xpacks comes the drought of content. So dont forget to check out what members are playing when they are posting in the #gaming-chat as well as when they are in the Gaming Party Channels. Games we used to play and still play are

  • FFXIV (Chapter), Overwatch, COD: Warzone, Diablo 3, GTFO, League,ESO and WoW Classic.

New Games
Always looking to start the next chapter in our community so if you have a game that you have been waiting for please get in contact with Cataclysm or Taevarth so we can give you the in’s and out’s of how to create something in our community. Games that are coming out that members are excited about…

  • Ashes of Creation, New World, Diablo 4 and Diablo Imortals.

Getting Noticed
Like said above. Be in Discord, be active in #gaming-chat and have your game activity turned on so when you are in a party gaming channel we can see what you are playing. Always check out the https://community.evolvedgaming.org/c/gaming/54 and see what others have been talking about as well as the side bar for more information.

Best of luck in gaming in 2021. As always if you have any questions or concerns please seek out the Tri or Board. Our doors are always open to chit chat about anything and everything.

Community Guides / Events

Evolved T-Shirt: If you missed out on your chance to buy an Evolved T-shirt last month, there is a new campaign going on that ends on 2/4! Make sure to order one before then if you are interested! The shirts will start shipping on 2/14 after this campaign ends. And thanks everyone who has been sharing pictures of your Evolved shirts so far! It’s been great seeing so many of you rocking the Evolved logo! https://www.bonfire.com/evolveds-first-shirt/?utm_source=mailgun&utm_medium=Initial%20template&utm_campaign=order_made_for_owner

Book Club: We are currently voting for our February book so now is a great time to join in if you are interested! Voting ends on 1/31 and we will start reading in February! Currently Skyward by Brandon Sanderson is winning! Link to our Goodread group to join: https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/1099179-evolved-gaming?invite_token=N2JlMzJlZTYtMWM0Ni00MjZhLWI4YjQtOWM3OGUwYThmYWNm&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup

Community Guides: Interested in becoming a Community Guide and helping Evolved with growing, planning community events, or just helping to welcome new members? Reach out to me to chat or read more info on the forums! Evolved Community Information - #9 by Star

If you have any ideas for future Evolved Game nights/events or fun forum contests, please reach out to Star on Discord. Always for looking for new suggestions!

FEBUARY

Overall

Hope 2021 is treating you all well. Evolved will be holding its first Open Board Meeting of the year on Sunday Feb 28th @ 6pm PST. These meetings are for every member across every game and is our way of letting you know what is going on within the community, the guilds inside of Evolved, and what we are working on for 2021! So please hop in discord the night of and join the Open Board Meeting Voice Channel on the bottom of Discord. All guild events in Evolved will be postponed until after the meeting. Thanks and we hope to see you all at the meeting

A few reminders while I am posting this @ everyone.

The 2021 get together is cancelled due to covid. We are working on the possibility of an online Evolved Meetup, so stay tuned for that!

Try to be active in discord (both Voice and Text Channels). Our guilds and board members post most info people are looking for in the channels and pin them for your convenience.

Looking where our social media accounts are linked? Check the #welcome tab for screenshots and other gaming stuff posted online!

Thanks and we hope you all have a good rest of your February!

Gaming

Greetings @everyone . If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s some neat gaming news for FFXIV this week and and potential upcoming news for WoW.

FFXIV - Endwalker
The new expansion’s trailer showcased the Warrior of Light as a Paladin, helping the twins Alisae and Alphinaud fight. Two new jobs coming in Endwalker: the Sage (a healer) and a melee DPS job. As with all expansions, the level cap is being raised from 80 to 90. You’ll also be able to purchase housing in Ishgard, now that the Ishgard restoration project has completed. While the area will open with the release of Endwalker, the new housing plots will not be able to be purchased until patch 6.1.

For more info head on down to the #ffxiv-chat and chat about it with our fellow FFXIV members. Best of luck to them as well as Markcus in leading this Chapter of Evolved.

THE BURNING CRUSADE (TBC)
With BlizzConline just around the corner & the prediction of a TBC release, we will be looking to take the chance to come together as a community. Regardless of what game you play with us, if you’re looking to play TBC again, we hope you’ll play it with us!

We will be playing on a PVE SERVER and we will be playing as ALLIANCE. For Classic release, we went to a PVP SERVER as HORDE, so we’re switching it up this time around.

We don’t know which route blizzard is going to take in terms of servers and leveling start point. We can only go off what info we know…

https://classic.wowhead.com/news=320054/wow-classic-questionairre-burning-crusade-separate-from-fresh-start-servers-rest

https://classic.wowhead.com/news=318714/classic-beta-back-to-the-battle-net-catalog-classic-tbc-soon

https://classic.wowhead.com/news=318160/blizzard-plans-to-fix-improved-weapon-totems-bug-party-should-benefit-from-incre

https://classic.wowhead.com/news=320732/moon-touched-netherwhelp-pet-hints-at-tbc-classic-announcement-at-blizzconline

If anyone has any questions, please ask any of the Tri or Board.

Community Guides / Events

Reminder that this Sunday 2/28 at 6 pm PST is the first Open Board Meeting of 2021! Come listen to some Evolved news and updates, hang out with everyone, and learn more about our community! For those of you who are new to Evolved, the Open Board meeting is when we all come together to chat about what has been going on in Evolved, things we will be working on in the future, upcoming projects or events, and get some updates on what each game has been up to recently!

Book Club: Voting is currently underway to decide what book we are reading next in March. Now is a great time to jump in if you are interested! The link to our Goodreads group to join is: https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/1099179-evolved-gaming?invite_token=NjQ0OThmNTYtZDU2ZS00MjM5LTgwOTctZWFkODk3M2FkM2Ji&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup Feel free to reach out to me on Discord if you want more info!

Community Guides: Interested in becoming a Community Guide and helping Evolved with growing, planning community events, or just helping to welcome new members? Reach out to me to chat or read more info on the forums! Evolved Community Information - #9 by Star

Social Media: Check out the Evolved Social Media and see what new and exciting info is getting posted there!
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/evolvedgamingcommunity
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Evolved_Gaming_
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/evolvedgamingllc
Twitch - Twitch

March

Overall

With the weather outside getting warmer, it might be time to start thinking about spring cleaning around the house. Open up some windows and allow fresh air to circulate within your home @everyone . Just like the changing weather, we have some changes around our community.

WoW Horde
The lovely and amazing miss @Severinne#3611 is going to be stepping down as Guild Leader. She has been leading the Horde since Nov 2019. She has done an amazing job leading and shaping the Horde side into what it is today. The Tri/Board could not be more thankful for everything she has done for Evolved.

For her outstanding performance with what she has done as Guild Leader as well as her assistance with Social media, we will be awarding her the Community Veteran rank. We can never thank her enough for the hard work she has put in for our community.

Stepping Up
With Sev stepping down, we have appointed @Eskey#7777 as Guild Leader for the Horde. He is a very amazing dude that thrives on keeping the Horde side up to date, the lines of communication open, and we feel he’s going to do a fantastic job leading the Horde in it’s future endeavors. Congratulations Eskey on becoming Guild Leader. You have some big shoes to fill sir.

JedBot
As some might not know, we have updated JedBot with the #jedbot-reaction-roles channel. With the click of an emoji you can have a role within our community. If you’re missing out on @mentions for a specific game or group, click the channel link or go up to the channel and get you some roles. Also again thanks Jed for creating this for the community.

As always, if any members have any questions, comments or concerns - please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the Tri / Board. Our doors are always open to assist anyone and everyone in any way we can.

Thanks to everyone for making our community such a great place to be.

Gaming

Community Guides / Events

Happy Friday Evolved! Remember, tonight 3/19 is the Evolved Game Night! We will start at 7 pm PST in the Events Section at the top of our Discord and go a few hours. Feel free to drop in when you have the time or stay the whole time! We will be doing some Jackbox tv games as well as others if there is enough interest. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to message me on Discord!

Book Club: The Evolved Book Club is currently reading The Way of the King by Brandon Sanderson. We will be having our first book club discord discussion on it on 3/28 at 3 pm PST! There is still time to join in or you can jump in for our next book in May! The link to our Goodreads group to join: https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/1099179-evolved-gaming?invite_token=Mzg2NjQ4NDEtOWQwNS00YmQ1LWJhMTItZjlkZTJlNjZhZWQ0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup

Community Guides: Interested in becoming a Community Guide and helping Evolved with growing, planning community events, or just helping to welcome new members? Reach out to me to chat or read more info on the forums! Evolved Community Information - #9 by Star

Social Media: Check out the Evolved Social Media and see what new and exciting info is getting posted there!
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/evolvedgamingcommunity
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Evolved_Gaming_
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/evolvedgamingllc
Twitch - Twitch

Jedbot: Check out our updated Jedbot channel #jedbot-reaction-roles channel! With the click of an emoji you can quickly set up a role in our community. It only takes a few seconds and can help you not miss out on fun events!

April

Overall

Look at all the great temperatures that have been going on. Lots of people getting ready to get outside. Do some activities and some home improvements. Well don’t wait and start your plans today. Make sure you check out the WAY OFF TOPIC section at the bottom of discord and make sure to look at all the channels it has to offer like #food-for-thought #health-and-wellness #home-and-garden and much more.

Community News
The Tri/Board have been coming up with some new ideas on how to get information out to you. So we created the #community-news channel where we will be posting everything and anything. We just want to keep you, the members up to date on whats been going on. So don’t mute the channel or hide the channel cause we would hate for you to miss the information.

Make sure to check out the gif contest and if you have some hidden talent. Create something of your own. Please visit https://community.evolvedgaming.org/t/evolved-gif-contest/8658

Mute/Hidden Channels
For some reason or another members mute channels. We understand that there is alot of text channels in our discord. Its cool to mute the channels you not apart of for different guilds/chapters or side games or community channels. But the problem we are having is people hiding them. Then getting confused on why they cant see them.

To not hide channels on discord… Right click Evolved emblem… make sure HIDE MUTED CHANNELS is not checked. That way you can still see the channel. Just wont get a White mention of a missed msg.

Gaming Info
We are currently creating a new way of how we do Channels / Roles, by explaining in detail on what is needed by the members to assist us. So be on the look out for when these changes take effect.

In the mean time we would love for people playing games to be in a Gaming party channel and have Game activity on. This helps out Cataclysm and Taevarth.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact any Tri / Board member.

Gaming

Community Guides / Events

Happy Saturday Evolved! It is time for a few quick community announcements for this month!

Big congrats to all of you who took part in the WoW Charity Pet Program. The Evolved Team came in 5th overall! It was wonderful to see so many of our members take part in this charity fundraiser! And for those of you that play WoW, make sure to claim your pets that were earned.
https://events.doctorswithoutborders.org/?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventId=599&language=en And thanks again to @Medd (WoW-A) (O) for setting up the team for this!

Evolved Swag: In case you have missed it, you still have the chance to order your own Evolved logo gear! You can pick up an Evolved facemask or sticker here! https://teespring.com/evolved-gaming-community?pid=972&cid=103979 And there is still the T-Shirt campaign through Bonfire going on. Your T-shirt will ship after the campaign ends here soon! https://www.bonfire.com/evolveds-first-shirt/?utm_source=mailgun&utm_medium=Initial%20template&utm_campaign=order_made_for_owner

Gif Contest: Reminder that we currently have a fun Gif contest going on! Check out the info, create your own Evolved Gif, and enter it in the contest for a chance for some prizes! More info here: Evolved GIF Contest!
Deadline is 4/30.

Book Club: Voting is currently underway to decide what book we are reading next in May. Now is a great time to jump in if you are interested! The link to our Goodreads group to join is: https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/1099179-evolved-gaming?invite_token=NjQ0OThmNTYtZDU2ZS00MjM5LTgwOTctZWFkODk3M2FkM2Ji&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup Feel free to reach out to me on Discord if you want more info!

May

Overall

Happy May @ Everyone. Amazing how the weather is starting to get better. Im sure there is some out door activities that are coming up for everyone that they are looking forward to do. Im assuming there is lots of yard work to be done as well. Washing windows, cleaning gutters and maybe even some projects like fence, gate or deck repairs or building.

News
I know we have gotten some questions about our website going down for a week. Well its because we just updated it. Thanks to Dj Haighted our website personal. Worked long and hard on this project. Check out our New & Improved Website - https://evolvedgaming.org/

Gif Contest
We had our contest go on for the month of april and even though we did not get alot of entries we are grateful for the members that joined in. So check out there work at https://community.evolvedgaming.org/t/evolved-gif-contest/8658. You will be contacted by grimmie for more information on prizes.

Roles
Lots still seem not to fully understand on why they dont see @ mentions. Well its because you all are not paying attention to the Jedbot when coming on the server. Need to read fully, all the information. So if needing a role just have to go to #jedbot-reaction-roles and click on the image that pertains to the role you are looking for. Want a new role for the community? well make sure to check out the Gaming Poll - https://community.evolvedgaming.org/t/gaming-poll-post/8684

As always. If anyone has any Comments, Questions or Concerns please make sure to reach out to the Tri and Board. Wishing everyone a great May and get out there and enjoy the out doors.

Gaming

Community Guides / Events

JUNE

Overall

It’s that time again, Evolved’s Summer @ everyone! We hope you all are having a great 2021. With the school year coming to an end, the kiddos will be home more, and members will be able to enjoy the sun: outside doing chores, going to the beach, fishing trips, and other various activities. So check out the bottom of Discord in the WAY OFF TOPIC section for all the member interest channels we have down there. Quick links listed below to help (if it’s a blue #, you can click it).

#bookworm #creative-corner #food-for-thought #health-and-wellness #home-and-garden #memes #movies-tv-internet-shows #sports #tech-talk

Roles

Leadership continues to receive feedback about members missing @ mentions. This is an easy fix. Simply assign yourself the role for the game you play by clicking an emoji in the #jedbot-reaction-roles channel (click it, it’s a blue #).

Also, In the upper right hand corner of discord is an INBOX. This is where your @ mentions are stored. Click the inbox icon, click on mentions, then you will see your list of @ mentions.

Voice Channels

Please be courteous when entering voice channels. People are usually in the middle of playing together; that’s why they are in the channel. Everyone in our community is always welcome to join any channel on our Discord - don’t be intimidated - but also “read the room” to see what is going on before speaking up.

Do you enjoy eating the loudest thing in the world while not using push to talk? Please make sure to check your NOISE SUPPRESSION. This is the button next to the disconnect in the lower left hand side. Click it, slide the slider until it’s GREEN.

If some one asks you to go PTT or mute your mic b/c background noise is disturbing others in the channel - comply and don’t get upset about it. Work on your mic sensitivity to avoid this situation in the future.

Thanks to all the members that make the community great. Y’all rock!

Gaming

The Edler Scrolls Online – BLACKWOOD: Experience New Adventures. Travel an ancient land beset by Daedric forces and discover all-new stories, quests, monsters, and challenges. Blackwood needs heroes to stand against Oblivion. Releases Today! Also ESO will be coming to The Xbox’s and PS systems June 8th.

TBC – Releases today! Please check out #classic-a-announcements for more info Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is an upcoming third-person action role-playing game developed and published by Tuque Games. D&D Brawler that feels like Gears of War. Co-op coming but not at launch. https://darkalliance.wizards.com/en - June 22nd on all systems/PC

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will feature a full length, stand-alone storyline that will appeal to newcomers of the series.[5][6][7] The game takes place following the events of both 2013’s Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, the last game in the Future Saga, and 2016’s Ratchet & Clank, which serves as a re-imagining of the first game in the series.[8] The story of the game follows the titular characters as they traverse across different worlds in multiple realities to stop their archenemy, Doctor Nefarious https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart/ - PS5 only

Roguebook: Embrace the challenge of a roguelike deckbuilder with unique mechanics from the developers of Faeria and Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering™. Build a team of two heroes, unleash powerful combos and defeat the legends of the Roguebook! June 17th https://store.steampowered.com/app/1076200/Roguebook/

Final Fantasy XIV: ENDWALKER Coming NOV. 23 2021 to all platforms. Yet shadowed by their triumph in the First, the Warrior of Light and Scions of the Seventh Dawn are home at last. An even greater calamity than refulgent oblivion has been building in their absence, however─a second advent of the Final Days. Should all despair, the myriad conflicts that now ravage the land cannot but foretoken an end to life in the Source.

Want to join people in Evolved for the new FF14 MMO expansion Endwalkers? Head over to #ffxiv-chat for a invite.

Community Guides / Events

Evolved Real Life Get Together: We are currently looking for someone who would be interested in organizing and setting up the next Evolved Real Life Get Together. If you enjoy planning trips/vacations, organizing events, or just love the idea of doing an Evolved Get Together, please reach out to any of the Tri members! And in regards to the next Get Together, there will be more information coming out about it at a later date!

Evolved Swag: We know a ton of you have asked for more stuff besides T-shirts and clothing items to show off the awesome Evolved logo! We have a poll set up on the forums for you to give us feedback on what you want to see next. So go check it out and vote! Evolved Swag

Book Club: Now is a great time to jump in! We are starting voting for our next book and have 6 awesome books to pick from! Check out our Goodreads group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/1099179-evolved-gaming?invite_token=YjhjZjhiMmQtZmQ4MS00YzA0LWE4YzgtNjYyMjI4MTViNDYx&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup or message me for more info!

Social Media: Check out the Evolved Social Media and see what new and exciting info is getting posted there!
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/evolvedgamingcommunity
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Evolved_Gaming_
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/evolvedgamingllc
Twitch - Twitch

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July

Overall

Happy July @everyone. I know its been a very, very, very hot one as of late, so please try to keep cool by staying hydrated, staying out of the sun, wearing sunscreen when in the sun and keep the outside work to a morning thing.

3 Year Anniversary
In just 2 short months our community will be 3 years old. Crazy how time has flown by. The Tri / Board are very grateful that you all like our community and what it has to offer.

Get Together
We are looking for a person(s) to take on the role of being the director of the Get Together. Planning and organizing. Without this, we might not have a 2022 get together. So if you would like to take on this role please contact the Tri / Board

@mention Roles
Always have to keep saying it cause it’s always an ongoing issue. Go to the #jedbot-reaction-roles and make sure you have a role tag. Still so many people without them (350 members) and people that don’t have roles are still complaining they don’t get @ mentions. No one to blame but yourself if you’re in this situation. Get a role!

New Games
Some new games coming up soon, with members interested in playing. But we are looking for potential member(s) to lead these games, such as Crowfall, New World and Ashes of Creation. So if you have the drive, spunk and craziness to take on a leadership role, contact Cataclysm.

Please be safe this month in the heat. If any member at any time has any questions, comments, concerns or problems with other members, officers or guild leadership please contact a Tri / Board Member. Thanks everyone.

Gaming

Community/ Events

August

Overall

Happy August @ everyone. Hope you’re summer is shaping up in a great way by getting out of the dungeon and getting those lovely rays of sunshine.

**3 Year Anniversary **
In September marks 3 years for Evolved being a community. We hope everyone comes out to hear all the news and join in any events we will have planned. Don’t want to miss it, it’s going to be great.

Roles
Please as a reminder to all members that in order to get any roles for our server it is from the #jedbot-reaction-roles you need to click the REACTIONS on the bottom and not the tiny emoji’s on the side. For some reason people can’t figure this out.

Also if you need manual role tags for ESO, GuildWars & SWTOR to ask the Tri/Board in the #gaming-chat

Games To Mention

Please make sure to check out the Gaming poll and vote on some games you might be interested in. Group up and hang out in a Gaming Party channel. Post in #gaming-chat what game you are playing. Never know who’s lurking to play that very same game.

https://community.evolvedgaming.org/t/gaming-poll-post/8684

Blizzard
We know our community got a shock to hear that Blizzard is having a blow out. Please as a reminder to treat people as you would like to be treated. Respect that if they want to play or leave blizzard games then respect there decision. Any form of harassment is not acceptable. If you are please send any screenshots to the Tri/Board and we will take care of it.

As always if any one would like to chit chat with any of the Tri / Board. Please come and chit chat. Our door is always open if you have any questions, concerns, problems or just need to vent a bit. We are always here for you.

Gaming

Community/ Events

Happy 3rd Anniversary Evolved! It’s crazy to think it’s been 3 years. We want to give a big thanks to each of our members. You are what helps make this community amazing and we wouldn’t be here without you! Evolved Anniversary Bash: We will be holding our Open Board Meeting on September 17 at 6 pm PDT! Come listen in to fun info and news/updates about Evolved! We will be celebrating 3 years of Evolved, and just getting the chance to talk, have fun, and hang out together! Note: all Guild scheduled events that night will be cancelled for the Open Board Meeting. There will be some fun and games scheduled for after the meeting, so plan to stick around if you can! Evolved Real Life Get Together: We are sad to announce that the 2022 Get Together is being cancelled for next year. With everything going on due to Covid and the state of the world still, we just are not sure when it will be safe to plan a large gathering so we’ve decided to just put the Get-Together on hold for the foreseeable future. One day we’ll meet up and see each other again!

September

Overall

rejoice! It’s September, the kids are back in school, it’s pumpkin season, and peoples favorite holidays are upon us. We have some exciting things happening this month in and around our community so let us get to it

Evolved Anniversary
We will be holding our Anniversary Celebration on September 17th at 6 pm PDT! Come join us in the discord “Open Board Meeting” channel for news and updates about Evolved! We will be celebrating 3 years of Evolved with you all and look forward to having fun and hanging out together at the meeting. There will be some fun games scheduled for after the meeting, so plan to stick around if you can!

Note: All Guild scheduled events that night will be cancelled for the Anniversary Celebration.

Launches / Patches
New World: Open Beta is Sept 9-12th. Anyone is able to join in. You can pre download beta via steam on Sept 8th. Hopefully, the launch of the game will be Sept 28rd! For more info go to new-world-chat

Classic-A: Phase 2 patch will be kicking off on Sept 15th. This will bring new raids and more fun content. For more info go to classic-a-chat

Msg from Tri/Board: We have noticed there has been a decrease in voice activity on Discord going on for a while now. We are a big community with a lot of members playing a wide variety of games. Let’s try to be more social and increase our activity on Discord! Hang out, be on voice, be active in text chat! When playing games, attempt to be in voice chat more! Even if you are shy, just mute your mic, stay a while and listen in.

As always if anyone has any comments or questions please make sure to reach out to the Guild / Chapter leadership of the game you play or any of the Tri / Board. We are always here to answer anything you might throw our way.

Community

Gaming

Greetings @ everyone. The Tri/Board really hopes your start to the fall season is going great. All the changes of colors on the trees is really amazing to see. Make sure if you live in colder climates to turn on the furnace, change out that old filter and make sure everything is good to go. If you live in the south, be prepared to not need the a/c as much…

Step into a NEW WORLD - Starting Tomorrow
New World - is launching tomorrow @ 8am PST. Evolved will be on El Dorado (US West Server) and they will be fighting for the Syndicate faction, lead by Mint - ask him questions in the #new-world-chat

**Up And Coming **
FFXIV - is getting a new x-pack set to release in November. Don’t know about Endwalkers and all the new content? Go chat with Markus and ask questions in the #ffxiv-chat

Battlefield 2042 - Delayed, but will to be releasing in November. For those of you that like FPS games, we are really hoping this one is way more much more better then Warzone.

General Info
Looking at a new game, looking to get an existing one going in Evolved, or want a @ role for a game? Come ask the questions of “How can I create a game in Evolved?” Also check out the #gaming-announcements for more info.

As always, if anyone has any comments or questions please reach out to any Tri/Board member. Also, if you have any suggestions or ideas, please use this link and let us know. We would love to have your input!

https://community.evolvedgaming.org/c/support-feedback-forum/25.

Have a great and wonderful day.

October

Overall

Happy October @ everyone. This month is all about the spooky fun times: dressing up, carving pumpkins and making oven roasted pumpkin seeds. Also it’s time to really make sure you’re doing those fall chores to get ready for winter. So get out there and rake those leaves, put away those bikes and maybe cut the lawn for the last time.

October Events
Make sure you are checking out the #event-announcements for the Halloween contests that are going on this month. Always looking for more members to join in on the fun. Remember to follow the contest / event rules.

Discord Changes
With the last update that came out, Discord has lowered what is needed to have a Vanity URL and Discovery for our server. So the Tri / Board will be looking into these changes to have our very own Discord URL as well as be a part of the Discord Discovery which will mean people can find our Discord faster.

Thanks to all the members that help make this happen.

Twitch Leak
Twitch is facing a massive data breach after a 4chan user posted leaked information on Wednesday. Information shared as part of the 125 GB torrent file includes streamer payout information and totals, source code for Twitch clients, Twitch security tools, and an “unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios,”

Make sure you change your Twitch password & enable the 2 factor authentication (2FA)

Suggestions / Ideas
We are always looking for new ways to improve our community. Please help us help you. So if you have a suggestion or an idea please make sure you go to the forums and post them. Make sure there is as much detail as you can think of so that it can better help us understand what you are suggesting. https://community.evolvedgaming.org/c/support-feedback-forum/25

Reminder
As always make sure to have fun, be social, hop on discord and interact. If you have questions or concerns, seek out Officers, Leadership, Board or Tri. Have a great and wonderful day.

Gaming

Community

Happy October, guess what time it is? It’s Halloween Contest time! @ everyone Just like last year we all had a lot of fun doing these contests and seeing everyone’s awesome entries. So this year we thought we would try it again! This is a great way to share pictures with the community and so please join in on the fun!

Halloween Event:
Halloween is all about donning costumes, carving those pumpkins, and all the fun of fall. Starting on 10/1 we will add a new Text channel into the Events section of Discord. Everyone will have until 10/31 to post pictures and submit their entries in the following 3 categories:
#human-costume
#pet-costume
#pumpkin-carving

On 11/1 we will shut down the channel and take all of the pictures in each category to create a poll on forums. Then all the members from our community will get one vote to pick their favorite in each category. Voting will last 1-2 weeks. The top 3 for each of the categories will be announced.

Fall Themed Screenshot Contest: It’s time to submit your screenshot for our first seasonal themed screenshot contest. Submit a screenshot to @Star#0700 via Discord/forums of your character from any game we play in Evolved, using whatever glamour/transmog, background/location, or even pets/mounts that you think best represents Fall! Full Rules are on the forums, so go check it out:Evolved Seasonal Themed Screenshot Contest
Deadline: 10/15

The Emoji Event for our 3 year birthday bash did not go so well sadly. So with only a few entries, everyone that posted something got theirs added. Big Thanks and Congrats to those of you that joined in on the fun! Note: Emoji’s can be used by everyone. The gif you have to have nitro.

November

Overall

Greetings @Member
With fall behind us and now going into the colder months of the year, we would like to suggest that you all are doing the winter prep needed to get yourselves ready for that chilly weather. Take the time to check the heaters and ensure that all is working correctly, put up any weather proofing around the windows, and make sure that the wood pile is ready to go for that wood burning stove.

Suggestions / Ideas
We are always looking for the next best thing in terms of how to improve more engagement in events we do. We are trying to create a more social setting for our community like all the channels in the Way Off Topic section or even generating more games that our members play.

We do know that many of our community members still ask the same questions and are unaware that we even have some of the games they play. Please always take the time to look around our discord at all of the channels. Make sure you check the pins, announcements and have all of the roles you like via the jedbot-reaction-roles to ensure you dont miss out.

Please use the forums in the Support / Feed back section to give any suggestions, feedback and ideas. So that we can create a better community for you all.

Halloween Event
Now it’s time for the voting to begin. Please go to the following links and cast your vote on who you think had the best costumes and pumpkins for this year.

Pet Costume - Halloween Pet Costume Contest 2021

Human Costume - Halloween Human Costume Contest 2021

Pumpkins - https://community.evolvedgaming.org/t/halloween-pumpkin-carving-painting-contest-2021/9806**

Never be afraid to voice your thoughts / opinions. Reach out to games officers you are apart of or come and chat with a Tri or Board member. We are here for all of you. Best wishes this month.

Gaming

November is coming to an end and those of us in the US are about to have Thanksgiving. We’ve got several expansions rel
easing in the upcoming month as well as some FPS. Additionally, WoW has recently announced the first details for 9.2, New World is having it’s first content patch, and FFXIV Endwalker expansion was delayed to December, so lots of MMO goodness coming our way.

WOW - https://www.wowhead.com/news/shadowlands-patch-9-2-eternitys-end-world-of-warcraft-development-update-324834
FFXIV - https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/endwalker/
New World - https://www.newworld.com/en-us/news/articles/into-the-void

SWTOR

The new expansion: Legacy of the Sith is releasing December 14th. With time off for many, this could be a great gap filler with the story driven MMORPG

Halo: Infinite

The latest Halo released the multiplayer beta this past week on the 15th and brings more of the Halo experience. The full game, including the campaign, comes out on December 8th.

Among Us

This one is already a regular game many of us play on PC and tablets, but console releases will be coming in December allowing for additional cross-platform play. Hopefully this will bring the game to even more people.

Community

@Member Happy Sunday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and has an even better week! Crazy to think it’s already the middle of November and the holidays are right around the corner!

Evolved Merchandise: Just a reminder of the merch we currently have available and a pic of most of in the real world lying on my couch. Soon ™ - We’ll have new merch options to share with you all.

3rd Anniversary T-Shirt available on Bonfire.com (make sure to scroll through the product choices: short sleeve, long sleeve, hoodie, etc.)
https://www.bonfire.com/evolved-3rd-anniversary/

Last Year’s Shirt

Coffee Mug, Stainless Steel Cup, Logo Sticker available on TeeSpring.com
https://store.evolvedgaming.org/

Where the money goes:

Halloween Contest: The voting for our 2021 Halloween contest has now ended! All of your entries were awesome and it was great seeing so many of you sharing your pictures with the community! Big Congrats to our winners and thanks everyone who participated this year! And now to announce the winners:
Best Pet Costume: “Jack Skellington” https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/892715791915569162/897638863948873738/PXL_20211009_1942447962.jpg
Best Human Costume - “What big eyes you have”
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/892715516597260338/895185495959695370/14713547_10102086525393603_5768550764426440214_n.jpg
Pumpkin Carving/Painting - “Hulk Smash”
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/892715839793545216/904502255825334312/PXL_20211031_222633348.jpg

Evolved Bookclub: For those of you that weren’t aware, we have a bookclub in Evolved. We’ve read a ton of great books so far and I can’t wait to read and talk about more with everyone involved! We are in the middle of reading Children of Time but will be starting to pick out our book for next month here soon so now is a great time to join in! If you have any questions, feel free to message me on Discord!**

December

Overall

Tis the season for around the world. The month of December is always a joyful one around the holidays filled with fun, laughter, games and so much more. We do ask that all our members be safe and use caution when driving, going to parties and make sure you are not over spending and putting yourself in financial troubles. We know lots of people out there fear this month so please be safe.

December Event
Starting today we will add a new Text channel into the Events section of discord. Everyone will have until December 25th to post pictures of what you might ask? Well these three categories.

gingerbread-houses house-decorations christmas-tree

Note: If you have different religious beliefs please join in so we can see your culture / practice On

December 26th we will shut down the channel. Take all of the pictures in each category & create a poll on forums and all the members from our community will get one vote. Voting will last 1-2 weeks. The top 3 for each of the categories will be announced.

In Other News FFXIV is launching a game night at 6 pm PST (7mst | 9est) on 12/2 for fun activities while waiting for the launch of the new xpack “ENDWALKER” . Early access is December 3 and to everyone on December 7 . So if you are looking for something to do make sure you head on down to the ffxiv-chat for more information.

Reminder We always ask that our members don’t live with worry, fear or concerns of how a question might come across or be scared to explain that some one is bothersome or troubling. We ask that you come to the Officers, Leadership or Triumvirate / Board with any questions, concerns, or problems. Please reach out as well if you have any ideas or suggestions on how to make our community great. DM some one or ask in open-board-chat or go to…

Gaming

Happy Winter All! As we enter the holidays I just wanted to keep everyone aware of some of the many holiday themed goings on within the community and the games we play.

Evolved Events
Our annual holiday contest are up on discord and ready for people to participate in. Everyone will have until December 25th to post pictures in each of the three categories: gingerbread-houses house-decorations christmas-tree

World of Warcraft
In addition to the usual Winterveil events starting on December 16th, wow has just dropped the Mage Tower content patch giving lots of new challenges to everyone.

FFXIV
The new expansion, EndWalker, has just released and provides the end of the story arc that has occurred over the past 10 years. The winter themed event, Starlight Celebration, begins December 16th as well.

New World
New World had the content update, Into the Void, adding a new weapon type and new enemy type as well. Not to be left out of the holiday entertainment, the Winter Convergence Festival is coming and will add Ice Caves and holiday themed quests and content during the event.

SWTOR
Unfortunately the latest expansion for SWTOR, Legacy of the Sith , has been delayed to February 2022, but the Lifeday event and 10th anniversary events begin December 14 and will have mounts and cosmetic rewards.

Community