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[OVW] Overwatch
« on: April 04, 2014, 01:33:01 pm »
Welcome to the Overwatch recruitment thread. Take a seat and let me tell you about Overwatch. Just watch out for the mines (mine. mine. mine.).

What is Overwatch?
                                                                                                                                       

Overwatch is a clan started on August 10th, 2013. We started as a group of players who became friends by playing together. The night before the first Sunday Rumble, the clan was formed. The next day we entered the competition and came out victorious. In the time that followed we were declared champions of the Flotsam Dynasty Campaign, won the first Saturday Box Social, and participated in several other events either with a clan team or as part of a joint venture with another clan.
                                                                                                                                       


We are a casual competitive clan. We focus on the enjoyment of the game, both from being competitive and from flying together with friends. If you see someone with an OVW tag, odds are they will soon be joined by a flock of other clan members. We love to fly together and against each other. We enjoy competing, but approach it from a relaxed standpoint. We enter competitions to have fun, with a side goal of winning.

We originated as solely a Guns of Icarus Online clan, but we often play other games together when the mood strikes us.


Structure of Overwatch
Overwatch has a distinct structure that is recognizable to both those outside and inside the clan.
We are structured by a rank system that is included in the 4th letter of our clan tag.
We have a variety of tags that indicate the rank and history of an individual. The primary 4 which apply to all members are:

[OVWo]-Officer-These are the leaders of the clan. Officers can give you access to the steam group, adjust your status on our teamspeak, and generally represent the clan in communications with other clans and event officials
[OVWn]-NCO-One step below officers, NCOs are the support cast for the officers. NCOs help recruit, help maintain clan documents, help in communications with other clans, etc.
[OVWs]-Specialist-The main bulk of Overwatch. Specialists are members who have participated in a competitive event with the clan
[OVWc]-Cadet-Cadets are new members to the clan, untried in competitive battle, but recognized in all other ways as a full member of the clan

Additional tags you may see indicate a specific individual history for that member.
While they have one of the ranks listed above, they may wish to display their specific tag instead.

[OVWa]-Assassin-redria's rank. Originally Auxiliary from being a supporting member of the clan in competitive play, it became Assassin after an extended period of time. Effective as an NCO
[OVWk]-Knight-Several members of the Aeronautical Knights joined Overwatch after the disbanding of the Knights. The rank is an honorary mention to their history
[OVWp]-Pastry-A rank dedicated as an honorary mention to members who have joined from the Cake clan


Joining
As stated previously, Overwatch began as a group of friends. This has persisted throughout the lifetime of the clan and, while we do want to grow the clan, our goal is to continue that into the future.
Knowing how to play the game is less important to us than being a nice person and listening to the orders, requests, etc of your captain. Our ethos is to have fun and be nice. We must enjoy flying and playing games with you.
If you are interested, post here or just find us in game. Any NCO or Officer can induct you into the clan, but we value the input of all our members. Fly with us for a bit and if we enjoy flying with you (personality, skills, and interpersonal interactions) and you enjoy flying with us, we will take you in.



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« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 01:39:48 pm by redria »

Offline Spud Nick

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 07:47:00 am »
Is Overwatch a reference to XCOM?

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 08:48:06 am »
Thinking about the origins of the name makes me want to see an Underwatch.

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 12:38:37 pm »
Is Overwatch a reference to XCOM?
I actually met everyone like, probably just hours before the clan actually formed. The next day I logged in and suddenly all my new friends had weird tags. I have no idea where the name came from, but I doubt it was from XCOM. It is probably more related to the whole "we are way up in the sky for this game. Over everything. Watching. Huh" thing. But now I'm curious. I'll ask around. ^.^

Thinking about the origins of the name makes me want to see an Underwatch.
That would be pretty cool. Maybe if we get a second team into competitive someday...

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 12:50:00 pm »
isnt your lore that your clan are part of the northern fjords, and that you keep a watch against pirates and such.

think i read that somewhere

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 11:16:26 pm »
Thinking about the origins of the name makes me want to see an Underwatch.
That would be pretty cool. Maybe if we get a second team into competitive someday...
I remember ages and ages and ages ago when playing with some overwatch people I used the tag [UDWr] and Spud Nick changed his tag to [UDWs].  The ranks 'Ram' and 'Spud' in the underwatch clan were the highest two ranks you could get :D.  Sadly the clan was very short lived and dissolved after only a couple of matches :(.

Offline Mr. Ace Rimmer

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 11:40:59 am »
Effective 26/04/2014, I Mr. Ace Rimmer have stepped down from Leadership at Overwatch. To other clan leaders, your current points of contact for arranging scrimmages should be either Zyem, Puppy Fur or Alistair.

Offline Dutch Vanya

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2014, 01:31:46 pm »
Effective 26/04/2014, I Mr. Ace Rimmer have stepped down from Leadership at Overwatch. To other clan leaders, your current points of contact for arranging scrimmages should be either Zyem, Puppy Fur or Alistair.
What about redria?

Offline N-Sunderland

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2014, 01:50:48 pm »
Effective 26/04/2014, I Mr. Ace Rimmer have stepped down from Leadership at Overwatch. To other clan leaders, your current points of contact for arranging scrimmages should be either Zyem, Puppy Fur or Alistair.
What about redria?

Despite him being one of their main captains, as far as I know redria's never been one of the clan leaders.

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2014, 01:57:28 pm »
Effective 26/04/2014, I Mr. Ace Rimmer have stepped down from Leadership at Overwatch. To other clan leaders, your current points of contact for arranging scrimmages should be either Zyem, Puppy Fur or Alistair.
What about redria?

Despite him being one of their main captains, as far as I know redria's never been one of the clan leaders.
For the last half year or so I've been an NCO: upper management, but not an officer (leader). I just play too much and spend too much time on the forums. ^.^

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2014, 02:07:07 pm »
Effective 26/04/2014, I Mr. Ace Rimmer have stepped down from Leadership at Overwatch. To other clan leaders, your current points of contact for arranging scrimmages should be either Zyem, Puppy Fur or Alistair.
What about redria?

Despite him being one of their main captains, as far as I know redria's never been one of the clan leaders.
For the last half year or so I've been an NCO: upper management, but not an officer (leader). I just play too much and spend too much time on the forums. ^.^

You guys and your complicated system :P

Our hierarchy is based on who quacks the loudest. The breadcrumbs are distributed accordingly.

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2014, 11:15:12 pm »
I love that clan system, bureaucracy is so sexy

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014, 10:30:04 am »
I just wanted to post to let yall know how fun you have been to play with, especially Ightril.

I still don't know how to pronounce his name.

Also that he seems to have a female doppleganger.

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 11:59:32 am »
Glad you bumped this. The clan system changed and now we can't use our fancy ranks in game.

I should get this post updated at some point I suppose. Someday...

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Re: [OVW] Overwatch
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2014, 03:59:29 pm »
I am interested in joining Overwatch. I've read a bit about OVW's style of play and it seems to fit mine. In addition, the idea of the clan fits very well with what I am looking for, a clan that is competitive but is not expecting huge amounts of time commitments midweek to traing together.

If you guys are still interested in open recruitment please feel free to reach out to me and talk. I'm decent at everything and can do what is asked of me, that being said I prefer Gungineer.