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Happy 5th Birthday, OC - Retirement Party on May 23rd!
Hey everyone!

This May, OpenCommunity turned 5 years old! Yay, what an achievement! And sure, over a year of that has mostly been hibernation, BUT a 5th anniversary is still a good time to get together, have some fun and reminisce! That's why I'd like to invite everyone to the OpenCommunity 5th Birthday / Retirement Party!

So What / When Is It?

The party will be a celebration of all the fun times we've had throughout the past 5 years, and we will be inviting commanders from throughout OpenCommunity's history! We're not going to complicate the schedule too much, we just want to get together and have a fun time (but there is a likelihood of doing some Triple Trouble with extra silly rules).

The party will be taking place on Saturday, May 23rd, at 18:00 CEST!
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GW2League Teamspeak Ready to Launch!
Hello everyone!

After over a year of working, blowing up Teamspeak server after Teamspeak server, and waiting on Teamspeak Systems GmbH to get off their butts, we've finally set up the GW2League teamspeak!


Community Assembly - Saturday, February 29th, 16:00 CET!

Before we get started with this announcement, - reminder that this announcement, and some other stuff will be discussed on the Community Assembly, happening on Saturday, February 29th, at 16:00 CET!

We'll be discussing and opening up to questions regarding GW2League, as well as talking about OC's future, and taking a look at OC's 2019 budget report!
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OC 2020 Calendar Is Now Available!
The OpenCommunity 2020 calendars are finished and are now available to those supporting OpenCommunity during the holidays & in January!


About the Calendar

Containing memories from the last 5 years of OpenCommunity, the calendar is a great way to support OpenCommunity and get something that is both useful and can be kept as a keepsake. Each month is represented by a GW2 screenshot from a memorable event in OpenCommunity's past, from charity fundraisers to community birthdays and weekends! The calendar has days marked and numbered, with white spaces where you can put notes and reminders!

How Do I Get It?

In order to get the OC calendar, make a donation to OC, and select the goal "OC 2020 Calendar" from the dropdown! The calendar is available to anyone who donates 20€ or more, and I'll be shipping them worldwide! They should arrive within 2 weeks in the EU, and slightly more for other parts of the world.

After you've made your donation, I'll process it, then you will find the calendar in your Package Tracker. You can fill in any missing information (such as the mailing address), and add any comments you wish to add. You can also follow the package to receive notifications about when it's packaged and dispatched.

The donation will also be added to your other OC supporter reward progress.



The calendars are A4 size, made with coated paper, backed by a sheet of cardboard, bound with a metal spiral with a little wire thingy (technical term) that you can use to hang one on the wall.

We've ordered 10 calendars in advance, so the first 10 people will get them pretty fast, and if we receive additional donations by the end of January, we will order a 2nd batch. After that, once they're gone, they're gone!


Thank you so much for supporting OC!

Happy holidays, everyone! 🎉
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New Supporter Tier & OC Mouse Mats!
Hey everyone!

A while back we asked people what kind of stuff they'd like to see as supporter shinies, and by far the most requested thing was mouse mats! Well, after some iteration, they're finally here, and with them, the new supporter tier!

We also updated our donate page with new goals to make it easier for members to direct their donations and see their impact!
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So long, Gamers Giving Back!
Hello everyone!

Most of you have been around for a long time and know, that OpenCommunity has always supported charity – and we have always organized events to support charity fundraisers, like Community Weekends or even entire Community Weeks. We love fighting for a good cause and we are in fact quite experienced ourselves when it comes to organizing such events. Still, joining with Gamers Giving Back and participating in their charity events as one of the European hosts, seemed like a step up into a bigger world and we were quite excited about it. However...
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Tyria Pride!
It's that time of the year again! Everyone's dressed in colorful outfits, bringing out their most brilliant dyes, and the bridges of Tyria are quaking in anticipation. It's pride month, and Tyria Pride 2019 is coming!

Tyria Pride is an in-game march through Tyria, aimed at showing support for our LGBTQ+ friends & guildies, and raising funds for Rainbow Railroad, a non-profit organisation that helps LGBTQ individuals escape persecution and violence!

The march will be taking place on two days:

Saturday, June 22 | 16:00 CEST [EU] - 4 PM EDT [NA]
Sunday, June 23 | 16:00 CEST [EU] - 4 PM EDT [NA]

There are also many pre-events and even an out of game contest! Check out the full post for all the info!
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Upcoming Events in May - OC Birthday, Toga Party & More!
Hey everyone!

Now that everything's been successfully overhauled and rejigged, we're ready to get back into the saddle of actually actively existing, and just in time too, because it's almost time for OpenCommunity's birthday and the MS Toga Party!

Let's see what May has in store for us!
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Community Update #5 - Sundries and Sanctuaries
Hey everyone!

We've kept busy since our last update, with both a website and Teamspeak overhaul, including a complete redesign of our Teamspeak structure, a new front page, and more!

Check out the full announcement for more info!
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Volunteer Meeting for MS Toga! Saturday, April 6th 18:00 CEST!
Hello everyone!

The year has rolled around and it's time for the Toga Party for Multiple Sclerosis! We are once again teaming up with Gamers Giving Back to host the Toga Party on the EU servers, and we're inviting anyone from OpenCommunity to join us on the first OC Volunteer Meeting, which is open to everyone!

The MS Toga Party is an in-game event dating all the way back to 2009 in Guild Wars 1, when a bunch of people gathered together to create a fun event to raise some money for MS research! Over the years we've raised tens of thousands of dollars for the MS care and research, with grants going around the world!

The in-game event features a bunch of fun in-game events and contests with cool prizes, tons of fun, and live legendary giveaways!

The main event is on May 11th, but don't worry, if you can't make it on the day and would still love to help out, come to the volunteer meeting, and we'll see how you can help!

For more information, or if you have any questions or comments, feel free to reply to this post, private message me on the forums, or contact me in-game at Lelling.6795!
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Community Update #4.1 - OpenCommunity For The People
As promised, we are continuing our steps to further align OpenCommunity with its core ideals. We've updated not only the channels on our Teamspeak, but also the website, with a brand new logo! We're also happy to report that in the spirit of equality, all our members on Teamspeak have been awarded a Golden Cookie!

In the coming days, we will continue to improve the website to truly flesh it out in the spirit of OpenCommunity. Please stay tuned for further announcements later today, detailing the new redistribution of power and responsibilities amongst the members, as well as additional announcements regarding our Teamspeak changes tomorrow!


We are really looking forward to taking OpenCommunity one step closer to the ideals mapped out in its initial founding!


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As the reshaping of OC continues, the biggest, and so far most untouched, area that will need to be affected is Guild Wars 2. Let's talk about the future of Guild Wars 2 and OpenCommunity!

 We unveil a new plan to platform guilds and independent groups, as well as announce some sweeping GW2 changes both on the Teamspeak and the website!
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Introducing the New Let's Game hangout!
In our continuous effort to refresh and update our website, we've given a facelift to our old Let's Game forum, and have turned it into the brand new Let's Game club!

The Let's Game club is the new go-to place to talk about anything game-related. Talk about your favorite games, share screenshots and discuss specific games the community's playing en masse, or just share stories from your single-player adventures.

The Let's Game section comes with all the same powers it had before, and some new ones to boot!
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Community Update #3 - Shaping Up!
Things are picking up and our plans for the new and improved future of OpenCommunity are crystallising 😄 We've got a lot to share and we're hoping to share it all before the end of March, so let's get right to it!

This update features news about the Integrated Guilds, website policies, and some upcoming changes!
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Community Assembly - March 23rd!
The 3rd Community Assembly will be taking place on Saturday, March 23rd, at 18:00 CET!

The assembly will, as always, be taking place on Teamspeak, in an open channel, and all community members are invited!
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Hey everyone! It's been a month since the last update, so it's about time for another one!

We've taken the old broom out of the cupboard for a bit, cleaning house a little bit, scrubbing some of the various old features on the website which are no longer in use out of the old shower curtain, polishing the silverware with some overall performance improvements, and afterwards we brought in some shiny new furniture to liven up the place slightly!

This update also features information regarding the new autonomous group and generally outlines some of our plans for the future!
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The New Creators' Corner!
Hey everyone! Welcome to the brand new Creators' Corner!

We've transformed the Community Showcase forum into the brand new Creators' Corner, to create a better environment for people to share and discuss their creative pursuits! 🎨It now features a Gallery, and a better way for people to find the stuff they like!
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Hi everyone!

We've been in downtime for quite a while now, and it's time for us to post an update regarding the state and future of OpenCommunity! But before we move forward, let's take a look at how we got here.


Let's Start at the Very Beginning
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We have an open Teamspeak, which can be freely used by guests in need of a practical voice communication solution.

Address: ts.theopencommunity.org

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