In a status report last month, Bohemia Interactive put out a call to hear about the DayZ clans and communities out there. They would select the top 3 and give them free server hosting for one year as well as the option of a private shard to go with it. Of course, we couldn't resist this opportunity and we had to enter ourselves into the mix. There were so many entries it took the developers an extra two days after the scheduled announcement date to come up with the winners. I am proud to say that we are one of the top three communities chosen out of hundreds and hundreds of entries. The announcement was done in the most recent status report found here.
Our current server costs about $97 per month to keep up and running. With this free server we will save nearly $1200 so this is an absolutely huge prize! We will now have our own private server as well, which is something we have always wanted but wasn't financially viable. Congratulations to everybody in DayZ division, you guys and gals deserve it!
1st LT. GunRunner
DayZ NA Commanding Officer
EDIT: I have received multiple requests to view the entry that we submitted to win the competition. That can be found on the third post of this forum topic: http://taw.net/forums/t/15070.aspx
Today 5 members of the Insurgency division: Nem, cOntact, Tackshooter, TheLastDalek, and Zabster spent 9 hours playing in a Insurgency tournament hosted by the xtcr clan. The tournament had 2 brackets with $200 for the winners of the winners bracket and $100 for winners of the losers bracket.
Our team started 13:00 Eastern time (12:00 Central) to start participating in this tournament. They started off in their first match against a mixed team from the clans Casualty and ***. Their first match didn't go in their favour but, they got moved into the losers bracket. Through their many matches in the losers bracket, they faced many formidable foes but, they managed to triumph over them and make their way to the finals. In the finals, the faced the Team Famous clan who gave them a long and tough run for their money. TAW was able to beat them and these 5 members have won $100 from the losers bracket of this tournament.
A huge Hoah!!! (or URAH!!!) is well deserved for these members. Great job guys! You made us all proud today and we thank you for taking the time to partake in this tournament.
We have another Developer Spotlight coming up this week. I've arranged it so it falls a little later than the previous ones so that we do not interfere with mandatory events or Sentinel Academy.
This week we have the team from Survarium, an upcoming MMOFPS that combines a post apocalyptic feel with a classic FPS style, similar in style to most modern shooters.
There will be a channel in the lobby assigned for this event, it will only be accessible by members, however, if you wish to bring a guest you will be responsible for them and must move them to the channel yourself.
This Q&A session will occur on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 @ 4PM EST (10PM UTC+1).
We will be broadcasting it on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/TAWTV
Survarium is a free2play MMOFPS game set in the near future. The game focuses on the aftermath of a massive ecological catastrophe on Earth, the reasons behind which are only vaguely known.
Impassable woods advance onto cities from every side, as maddened animals and birds attack industrial complexes, military structures, warehouses and power-plants. Strange plants and mushrooms grow through concrete and steel. Scientists all over the world haplessly try to cope with the anomaly expanding with terrifying speed across the planet. Countries collapse; anarchy spreads throughout the world. Now force dictates who can survive.
The game is developed with new proprietary Vostok Engine technology.
There would be environmental disasters, NPP explosions, chemical plants catastrophes, extensive contamination over large areas.
Civilization would be derailed and nature would gradually take the man’s place. There will be new species, better adapted to survive in the new conditions.
Beyond the walls of the former populated cities there's the terrifying forest, that you can only get through with armored vehicles. In the city mad birds and animals crawl in from every side, frantically trying to trap survivors in the ruins.
The daring ones undertake regular trips into the depth of the forest trying to find the reasons behind the happenings. Maybe then we could find a way to cope with an anomaly spreading over the Earth.
Researchers are slowed by poisonous plants, mutants, wild animals and yet unknown threats of anomalies, where, like in the Bermuda Triangle, entire squads disappear.
You're one of us, a survivor on the tiny islands of camps amidst the storming ocean and the approaching Forest.
On behalf of Vanguard staff and myself, It is a pleasure to announce that the DayZ Standalone Unit has been promoted to a full spinup team. The hard work of our dedicated leadership team as well as our members have paid off! I am extremely excited for DayZ and the direction it has taken the recent few months. We have come a long way and I am proud of our accomplishments in Vanguard.
As tier 2, we are now open for general transfers TAW-wide. If you are interested in a transfer to DayZ, please send an e-mail to your CoC informing them of your intention to transfer.MGN JuvixSpin Up LeaderVanguard DayZ Unit
Thanks to the hard work of the staff for ArcheAge, we've hit tier 2. We are now able to accept internal transfers for this awesome game. If you would like to transfer to Arche Age please follow the correct procedure as listed below.
1. Email your CoC informing them of your request to transfer
2. Await a response (can sometimes take 1-3 days)
3. Visit us to let us know your intentions and introduce yourself if you haven't already done so.
4. Get transferred and fall into the ranks with us
5. Enjoy playing in our planned events and daily shenanigans.
What is ArcheAge?
ArcheAge is an MMORPG developed by Korean developer Jake Song (former developer of Lineage)
and his development company, XL Games. The game was released in Korea
on January 15, 2013, Europe and North America on September 16, 2014, and
has also had a closed beta in China. ArcheAge is described as a "sandpark" MMORPG, which the developers say is a hybrid of the open content style of a "sandbox" game and the more structured play experience of a "themepark" game.
Is ArcheAge free-to-play?
Yes! You’ll be able to play ArcheAge without purchasing the game or
paying a subscription. They offer optional Patron subscriptions
and non-recurring passes that will grant a number of great benefits
including the ability to own land in-game, a discount at the in-game
store, boosts, and more.
Come in and be what you want to be with 120 variants of classes you can play. Its war, its a farmers dream, its adventurers way of life from crafting to exploration, land and sea. Come in try it out and let us know if you are interested. Looking forward to seeing you in the game.
We have another Developer Spotlight coming up this week. I've arranged it so it falls a little earlier than the previous one so that we do not interfere with mandatory events or Sentinel Academy.
This week we have the team from The Repopulation, an upcoming MMO that combines the crafting and customization of Star Wars Galaxies, combined with Ultima Online, and various other sandbox style games.
This Q&A session will occur on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 @ 2PM EST (8PM UTC+1).
The Repopulation is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. The action takes place on the planet Rhyldan, with the only known remaining human population fighting for their very existence. The indigenous life forms did not meet their colonization efforts with open arms. Worse yet, humans have managed to splinter themselves into warring factions.
It is a sandbox oriented MMORPG with an eye on innovation. Rather than forcing players down preset paths they are instead allowed to walk the path which they enjoy the most. With a variety of combat oriented and non-combat activities to pursue, we believe we’ve created a game that can stand the test of time.
Just wanted to give a big thank you to everyone that participated, and to Redsword and SOCOP for their assistance.
This week's meeting went very well, apart from my 2 year vomiting everywhere mid meeting.
A recording of the meeting is saved on our Twitch stream: http://www.twitch.tv/tawtv/b/568642940
We will have more to come, check the website regularly.
One of the things we like to do here in TAW is connect our membership with developers of various games.
With that in mind we are bringing a series of upcoming Developer Q&A Sessions for up and coming games that are in development or Beta stages. Some of these games might be in TAW, others might now.
This week we have the Lead Designer of Life Is Feudal joining us on TeamSpeak to talk about their upcoming game.
This week we will be hosting this coming Sunday, September 14th, 2014 @ 3PM EST (9PM UTC+1).
We will also be streaming this on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/tawtv
"Life is Feudal" is a Sandbox MMORPG set up in a medieval world filled with numerous features. This game is offering players a lot of freedom that not many games do, they are not limiting players with anything, the only limitation is their imagination.
And this is just the beginning, there are many more features that you alone must learn about. Remember, Life IS Feudal...but it is your life.
A Spin Up Meeting has been set for ArcheAge on this Tuesday 9th of September 20:00 GMT
If you're interested in this game please come along and join us in the meeting.
The meeting will be held in the VG - *Spin Up Meeting Channel* on TeamSpeak
If you're unable to attend the meeting but would like more information, please contact the staff leader responsible for the unit
ArcheAge - Staff Officer Bamsen, meeting 20:00 GMT
As the Spin Up Leader of Hearthstone, I am proud to announce
we have made it to Tier 2!
We are so excited to move up with the community, and we
wouldn't be able to do it without the immense amount of community help we have
received. We move forward with a great group of people and wonderful
With this move means that we are now accepting internal
If you would like to join our division please contact your
CoC and get them to contact myself and the Vanguard Staff.
Spin Up Leader
Greeting's Bamsen here!
Join me in TeamSpeak for TAW'S new unit "ArcheAge" a new Free to play MMORPG!Launch Party Event. The games goes Open Beta today, and we want to have a blast when it happens! Play chat and have fun. You can visit the official Countdown at
Official Site : http://www.archeagegame.com/en/
Servers Come Up : Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM (Los Angeles time)Hope to see you for this exciting event!
Bamsen[ARC] ArcheAge Staff Officer
I am proud to announce that Vanguard staff and Army Command have brought ArcheAge to TAW.
ArcheAge is an upcoming free to play, Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) that's advertised as an open-world sandbox. ArcheAge offers players a vast world to explore and conquer. This game does not have the linear progression common of other MMOs. Instead, players can choose to master combat by choosing between any 3 of 10 class skill sets, build eloquent instanced homes or massive castles, raise plants and livestock, master crafting in any or all 21 professions, or influence the economy through an advanced trades kill system whenever they want.
Release date: Winter 2014
More information can be found on the game website: http://www.archeagegame.com/
If anyone is interested in helping to build up this unit, please contact Vanguard staff for more information.
I am proud to announce that the Vanguard Staff and Army Command have brought EverQuest back to Vanguard.
EverQuest [EQ] actually consists of two components: EverQuest Next and EverQuest Landmark. EverQuest Next is a free-to-play, next-generation sandbox MMO built on the ForgeLight engine. EverQuest Next is the third installation in the sandbox type MMORPG franchise currently under development by SONY Online Entertainment (SOE) using the Planetside 2 engine. Unlike EverQuest II, this game is not a direct prequel or sequel; EverQuest Next is a re-imagining of the universe, taking place in a parallel Norrath. Landmark is an online social building game where you can create anything you can imagine. Landmark features cutting edge technology and tools. Build and explore a world unlike anything you've seen before.
Newly Added : Voel Water & Guilds are bringing life back to Landmark also this weekend we shall see and get a set date for weapons and NPC's implemented.
Release date: TBD, currently in closed beta
More information can be found on the game websites:
- EverQuest Next: http://www.everquestnext.com/home
- EverQuest Landmark: http://www.landmarkthegame.com/home
If anyone is interested in helping to build up this unit, please contact the Vanguard Staff for more information. or our Spin-up Leader Odoq & CO VonTugBoat!
Vanguard Division Commander
Great people of TAW! it is the time.. for the 2nd podcast!
This time, we will talk about MOBA games!
Also we have interesting guests joining us :)
We are going to announce the winners from the facebook raffles! So tune in tomorrow!
The stream goes online on www.twitch.tv/tawtv at 7PM CEST :)
Also! you have some questions? Please ask them here, on Twitter, Facebook and in the stream!
Seeya all there!