In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, DOP moderator Tommy B has successfully raised 40 pounds in a general knowledge quiz for UK health charity Anthony Nolan.
Tommy has set up a justgiving page: "Anthony Nolan are taking immediate action to keep donated stem cells moving; from increased health checks on donors, to battling with travel restrictions and border closings to ensure cells get to patients who desperately need them to survive. But they need to raise vital extra funds every month that the coronavirus pandemic goes on to enable this work". If you'd like to donate, visit here.
Blood, sweat and tears; our clan match against DT was hard-fought, but with DOP ultimately outnumbered, out-skilled and out-coordinated, the frogs won the day. This is despite previous clan victories against DT.
A big thank you to everyone who showed up. It wasn't completely disastrous, with our team holding its ground and winning at the very least one round and coming close on a couple others. While an entire catalogue of things went wrong, its worth noting DT are a notorious clan after their victories against Ogz and EZ Company. DOP should reflect on the errors made:
Leading up to the match, we were unsure of how many members would actually be able to attend. 30 minutes before the match, it was looking as though we would barely amass eight players; it was only in the final minutes that we materialised a patchwork of fourteen members. The two extra players proved useful, but a more organised system in which we can determine which members will 100% be able to turn up, as well as a few designated subs, is direly needed.
It is also worth noting we were one man down for significant portions of the game, mainly due to inconveniences or members leaving from low morale.
Despite initially having the numbers, squad leader (and clan owner) GladostheFrog's PC crashed right as the match started. The designated second in command (Salty Buckets) was not briefed on any strategy or tactics before the match. This meant that Squad 1 effectively had no leader and no plan for the majority of the match. In the future, more adequate preparation needs to be taken, with at least two reliable members familiar with the map and gameplan on each squad.
The organisation in Squad 2 was much better, with the majority of its members following orders and taking the right objectives at the right time. The inability of Squad 1 to support Squad 2 at the right objectives meant most rounds we didn't manage to secure the middling objective (too focused on the alternative flank), or were unable to hold objectives when reinforcements ran out.
(Left) Aftermath of Walter's PC dying. (Right) Map of callouts for Compound (which were reportedly never used).
As much as coordination is important, the biggest killer was undoubtedly that our members were too inexperienced. Only half or less of the members in the final team actually showed up to the clan preparation sessions, meaning even historically skilled members were months of out of practice and unfamiliarised with the map. Some of our hard hitters, namely Cali and Wolf, were also unfortunately absent, exacerbating the skill imbalance.
[EDIT] BREAKING: Oh and our clan leader, Walter, may have just resigned (hopefully temporarily)... Nick is currently acting leader.
JUST IN: Newly appointed former deputy Warrior1860 "I'll keep things stable. [I hope] Walter [never] comes back."
It's been over a year since the last update.... but exciting news!
We're fighting DT at 17:00 UK time on the 16th of June. Send #Takanashi Takeshi 高梨高死#9210 a DM if you want to be involved, we don't know how many people we'll need so the more the better. We had high attendance at our Clan Training Session today, so I'll be expecting you all to show up for the real thing too!
Apologies for the late posting - we lost our match in the first round of the Tripwire 12v12 Tournament 0-4 to 40-1, who went on to win 2nd place in the tournament. On slightly happier news, we will be fighting another clan, called "Twitch", on the 17th June, 2018. Anyone who wishes to take part should let a member of the admod team know.
I hope your ready, because Dove of Peace is off on another match, this Saturday, the 26th. We will be fighting 40-1 in the first round of the Tripwire 12v12 Tournament. You can view the team lists here, in case you're intrested. Also, this event will be streamed, on youtube, for any of you who are intrested in watching. The match should begin around 6 PM BST. As per usual, if everyone could be ready around 15-20 minutes before the match is set to take place, we'll be ok to start at the designated time. See you all in Nam!
Greetings, all! I am delighted to announce the promotion of two new moderators: 43dom and Jian Zen. More important news, however, is the advent of the Tripwire 12v12 Tournament. Those of you who are participating already know, and stay tuned for role lists. The Dates will be as follows:
For those of you doing exams, these do take place in half-term. More details are to be announced, so watch this space!
Thanks to the valiant efforts of the team, we dispatched 'The Dream Team' 4-0! Special mention goes to Warrior1860 and Wolf for getting the most points and kills on the team respectively. For those who missed the stream or the match, the video is here.
In other news, we are attempting to get a team together for the upcomming Tripwire inter-clan 12v12 tournament. We are still in need of more members, including subsitutes, so if anyone wants to join or wishes to know more information, give myself or Glados a message.
It's the moment you've all been waiting for. Yes, today is the Dove of Peace inaugural inter-clan match, against 'The Dream Team'. For those participating, make sure you're on Discord and ready around 20 minutes before the match is set to begin. For those who wish to watch, the event will be livestreamed here . Good luck to all those playing, I'll see you on the battlefield!
With just under a week to go before the inaugural inter-clan fight, the team lists, including squad organisations and roles, have been finalised. If any members spot any major issues with the document, give myself or GlaDOS a message and we'll look into it. Apart from that, see you on the battlefield!
Attention all clan members! There will be a fight against the French group The Dream Team on the 22nd April at 19:30 British Summer Time. Keep your calendars free for that time. The Squads and their respective leaders are still to be decided, and that information will be updated when it is avaliable. Watch this space!
Hello to all, and welcome to the Dove of Peace website! As of now, the site is offically launched. You'll be able to see announcements from here, check out the latest events and info, and see all there is regarding the latest updates with Dove of Peace.
For those of you who are intrested, we are currently trying to recurit as many members as possible for upcomming inter-clan matches on Rising Storm 2. Give #Takanashi Takeshi 高梨高死#9210 or #Jian Zen 监怎#5070 a DM on Discord, and we'll make sure to get you on the next heli to 'Nam.