Greetings, comrades, and welcome to the 119th issue of the Conquer Club Dispatch!
Today we have a big announcement for you concerning the Community Team. We also have the ultimate (that is to say, the tenth!) installment of the Dispatch Trivia Contest. Finally, we have another excellent roundup of what is happening in the tournament world by
Dave and the War Games team
The Doom is Upon Us
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J.R.R. Tolkien wrote: Boromir's eyes glinted as he stared at the golden thing. "The Halfling!" he muttered. "Is then the Doom of Minas Tirith come at last? But why should we seek a broken sword?" "The words were not 'the doom of Minas Tirith', said Aragorn, "but doom and great deeds are indeed at hand!" -- The Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2, Chapter 2 Two nights ago BigWham announced that he is passing the baton of the Community team to DoomYoshi bigWham wrote:Yep, after a brief whirlwind stay at the top here I am handing over the reigns to someone that I think will do an incredible job. I took the lead in Community because I think it is absolutely critical to the site, really wanted to understand how it worked, and also felt I had a few brief contributions to throw into the mix. I feel like I've done what I set out to do, and now the role is better served by someone who is of the community. DY has shown huge initiative, creative energy, and positive thinking in what he has done to date, so I am hopeful that, with the rest of the team, that we can only elevate further the role of events and community oriented initiatives on CC in general. I asked DoomYoshi for comment. DoomYoshi wrote:The Community Team was running fine before, but a time for a slight change in personnel and slight change in philosophy will help. Obviously a lot of my passion is for the monthly challenges. They will revert to the old system where there was no GA. I will have at least one month ready in advance so there are no shoddy challenges like this current month. I would prefer to have a few major events that are fully planned and integrated than a few smaller events. Having site-wide coverage opens a can of worms that the lackattack-run Entertainment Team never had to deal with, but we will rise to the challenge. I will try to bring in people from around the site to help with putting together events, not only for the help but due to my basic philosophy towards a Team. Community The CC Dispatch wishes to congratulate DoomYoshi on his spectacular rise to Head of the Community Team! We look forward to seeing how the Team will evolve from here! Looking forward to many great deeds! Dispatch Trivia - Round 10 of 10 by iAmCaffeine
show: 10th installment in the great dispatch trivia contest
The race for first place is still on and we've had a couple of new entrants join late into the competition - even if you enter only the last round there is a chance to win a prize. The final edition of the Dispatch Trivia will feature a extra-long section of twenty sections. To make things slightly harder, not all of the answers can be find in issues of the Dispatch. Good luck. 1. How many speed games with trench and fog have been completed on Peloponnesian War as of 21:05 GMT Saturday 14th June 2014? Random maps do count. 2. Who is creating a map based on the board game Cluedo? 3. When was Cuban Missile Crisis quenched? 4. Which are the least and most popular Egypt maps? Specify which. 5. On which map will you find the region Gerros? 6. In which clan war did LHDD win by the biggest margin, what was it and who was it against? 7. Which three clans has betiko been part of? 8. Which player(s) won the most games in the war between Phoenix and A Question of Honour in the Newcomers Cup 5? 9. In the F400 May 15th update, which clans were ranked 6th, 9th and 14th in the 1yr ranking? 10. What is the name of Mythology's training group? 11. Who ran the Guerillas' Double Elimination Singles tournament? 12. How many tournaments were completed in 2008? 13. Who won the Map Master Triples Edition: Europe 1914 tournament? 14. Who runs the renowned College Hoops tournaments? 15. How many Nuclear and Zombie tournament games have been completed on Doodle Earth as of 21:44 GMT Saturday 14th June 2014? 16. How many different moderator groups are there? 17. How many people have achieved a Conqueror medal? 18. Is Chinese Chequers available to play for New Recruits? 19. Which of the moderator groups is the largest? 20. How many Dispatch issues has this trivia been spread over? Scoreboard after Round 8 #1 Ffraid (88) #2 dakky21 (87) #3 Hannibal 19 (28) #4 anamainiacks (19) #5 Gilligan (17) #6 macbone (10) #7 Leehar (9) Round 9 Answers 1. La Fédération Conquer Club de Football Polymorphic 2. 20 3. 4 4. DoomYoshi: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=204120 5. DiM 6. Serreski 7. OSU = Ohio State Jacket = Columbus Blue Jackets I am a fan and season ticket holder for each team. 8. 92 9. Clan Freelance 10. 0
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It's been a while since this contest began (October 2nd of last year!) so I figure we should refresh everyone's memory about the prizes:
Subject: CC Dispatch [Issue 104 02-10-13] Dices, Bots, and Caffeine
Here at the Dispatch we've decided to start a small, regular trivia for our beautiful readers! For the next ten issues there will be a series of questions all about Conquer Club and the Dispatch. A prize will be issued every issue for the winner; either three months of shiny premium or free entry into the grand
. You can only win once, but it's still worth submitting answers every week, because whoever has the most correct answers after ten issues will win a year of premium! In the case of a tie for first place, a series of five quick-fire questions will be hosted in Live Chat.
Furthermore, the top five players after the tenth issue will all receive General Achievement medals. Ties for second through to fifth place will be PM'd a set of 10 trivia questions. If there are more ties, everyone gets free coffee (aka we'll think of another solution). Finally, one player who enters the trivia every issue, will be awarded a six month premium.
Please note, all answers must be PM'd to iAmCaffeine before the next Dispatch is released. Answers sent elsewhere will be disregarded. to that generous prize package above, I have decided to add the following, IN ADDITION for this round alone. The top three players (making the most correct answers) based on the 10th installment of questions alone, will get a Pink Conquer Star, a Cyan Conquer Star, and an Orange Conquer Star, respectively. If there is a tie we will have a special play-off round in the next issue. If there is still a tie after that, we will draw randomly. Around the Forums
The World Cup is the biggest story in most media today day, and sure enough, it has produced the
fastest growing discussion thread
that our Off-topics forum has seen in a long time. If you would like to offer your predictions on the Cup or your commentary on the, ahem, competent referees, pull up a soapbox and let fly!
Late-Breaking News Blakebowling
has just made an announcement about the tapatalk utility that will make forum and PM participation easier for our mobile users:
blakebowling wrote: Tapatalk
was recently launched for the Conquer Club forums. Tapatalk is a free forum app for your smart phone that lets you share photos and post discussions to our community while on-the-go. With Tapatalk, you can get notifications for a range of events and check your PMs as they come in. This app is not required for mobile, and you can simply skip the banner to continue browsing with the traditional interface.
To add the CC forums to your tapatalk app, simply search for ConquerClub (make sure you hit the 'Search' button) and login with your CC username and password.