Discussion in 'News and Updates' started by FANGS, Jun 1, 2016.
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Ah! With Joe O.! If you happen to troop with him, please give him a big hug from me. Or a smack....which ever seems appropriate for the moment.....bwhahahahaha
Annnnnd look at me derailing my own thread. :lol Glad to have you here, Lady Cue!
I'm not sure I know a Joe but I'll keep an eye out for him, for you!
now back to the thread
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You are EVIL!!!!! I love it.
I've edited my first post to make it more clear that ho in game used ID numbers can be used as member #'s here.
I think it's important for everyone to realize that a deployment number is not necessarily a character number. You can still be Spartan S-XXX even if you don't get XXX as your 405th deployment number. Trust me, as an ODST, I don't have a chance of having my character number as a registry number.
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MyrHerder - totally agree. It's a member's personal number. While you can have many costumes - even cosplays, it will be your personal number, as 405th member, not as a costume/cosplay.
In that case make it the U ID in the foum.... Problem solved .
100% correct. This is your 405th ID number. The number sticks with you no matter which costume you have or change to or add on.
Just for an update, Masterchief0624 and mothmonty are doing really well with keeping up with applications and getting them processed.
If you applied BEFORE I put up the notice that the application process started (as in before the start of this thread), make sure you resubmit.
If you get some feedback from our Membership Team that you don't fully understand or agree with, please feel free to respond. Just note that they are a little bogged down with a steady stream of messages, but they will do their best to respond as soon as they can. Make sure to respond to the email they send you so everything can stay together.
You are also more than welcome to chat with me and I'll do my best to help out.
We are going to be working on more specific Tier information for mostly soft part costumes as we've noticed we completely left those out of our thinking when we created the lists. Soft costumes in Halo are HARD. Really super detailed. So we want to make sure we have those judged on the same level as our armored costumes. Once again, face characters in soft parts costumes need to be a Tier 3 level, otherwise, we'll need to deploy you as a generic version of that costume, when it exists.
I know that change is uncomfortable for people at times but I want you to be sure that this is nothing to stress about. Your Tier level is not going to be used to determine whether or not you get to do events for the large majority of the time. There MAY be a very slight chance from time to time that we are asked to provide the best of the best costumes/members for filming. This is a rare occurrence but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that it is possible. Otherwise, you aren't going to be singled out because you're a Tier 1 or 2 from doing events you're all accustomed to doing. The Tiers are meant to be a source of pride and encouragement. Nothing more.
If anyone else has questions, please let me know! Have a great weekend, everyone!
For those who want to apply for Deployment please remember to include front, back and side pictures of your costume as stated. Convention photos are ok if they are of high enough quality.
Yes please! I know that a couple of RCO's have organized a bit of photo time for their members during local conventions so this might be an idea for people to think about. It doesn't take long to get some good photos of your gear and generally there are lots of hallway spaces at facilities that would work great for a neutral/plain background.
Hey wanted to take a minute and do a drive buy here for the sake of you guys and everyone else. I want to say great feed back. I agree with the improvement that were suggested and the things I needed to add for the next tier. I knew my armor was short a few things but the reason for submitting at that time was simply to get the service number I wanted before it got snagged by someone else. And for those who are wandering I am Tier 1 and I am perfectly happy with it. My armor didnt deserve any higher at its current level and to be honest Ashuraa and I were worried that it would be tiered higher. Remember folks the tiers are here to give you goals and bragging rights in its own affect.
So that being said. Excellent work gang and thanks for the time and the input it was greatly appreciated.
Thank you Kusak3. I'm sure that mothmonty and Masterchief0624 will very much appreciate this. While it is always important to let people know what areas could use improvement, it is equally if not more important to let them know when they are doing something right, so thank you very much.
Just a note for everyone - we are getting a lot of applications with armor pieces missing or armor mixed together that couldn't actually be mixed together in game. As well, we've had a couple of applications with the cited reference being a photo of a costume made by someone else. Please keep in mind that these costumes have to be doable in game. Even custom mash ups (eg: A Captain America ODST) needs to be a complete ODST with the addition of Captain America parts. If you have an officially sourced reference for your particular costume that shows missing handplates or gauntlets, etc, please provide that to our team when you email in your photos.
With the application of each new costume that they haven't reviewed one of yet, the guys go out and search for reference material so that they can appropriately review your application. They may from time to time ask you for the references you used, if they are unable to find something.
Ashuraa and I are going to role out our first soft parts must and should list for Dr. Halsey. If you do all of the musts, you will be deployed as a Tier 3 Dr. Halsey. The should list will just make your gear all that much more perfect. If you are missing some of the must list, you won't be deployed as Dr. Halsey but may be deployed as a Tier 1 or 2 generic UNSC Scientist depending on how much of the must list you are missing. We're hoping that this will put soft part costume deployment on the same levels as our armored deployments are at.
Do you have any estimate on when we may get forum badges or titles to reflect our tier, if we choose to use it? I'm excited to announce my placement, and an icon would be nice to include. Otherwise, I'll just have to photoshop a blue ribbon or gold medal on a pic of my armor
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No, I don't know that yet. But Art and I are discussing it and trying to figure out what can be done.
FANGS, the e-mail address email@example.com is also for asking questions regarding deployment?
About your specific application that you've already submitted, yes. About deployment in general, no. I would prefer that you post those here or send a private message to me and I'll get it to the right person or answer myself.
Thanks for all the updates Fangs. They really help those of us who are mid-build to know what is required and will assist us a lot at application time.
"I don't know what's weirder, that you're fighting a stuffed animal, or that you seem to be losing" - Suzie
Thank you very much, Fangs. I've sent you a PM and thank you for all your hard work and updates.
In order to make the process as quick as possible. Please include pictures of the back of your costume. I know I keep going on about the pictures, but we can't deploy you unless we've seen the whole costume.
please make sure your 3 DIN requests are different and that they are numeric
I've been wondering... Did many people apply already?
Many deployed UNSC personel so far?
Hey guys! I applied for deployment through the Application found in the thread, and sent the reference pictures to the firstname.lastname@example.org email on June 14th of this year, but have yet to hear back from it. I was just curious if I messed something up, or if I should just quit whining and be more patient? lol, thank you ^_^
GingerOfDoom, have patience. I doubt you messed up.
The team working on deployment are like busy engineers. There will be plenty of applications from members, so don't worry. If you still have concerns, perhaps send a PM to FANGS, mothmonty, or another staff member, and they'll point you in the right direction!
GingerOfDoom you didn't mess up at all. You were part of the initial flood and I apologize for the delay. Email has been sent with deployment status
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