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  1. Hi! It's finally here! We have a Discord, everyone! Just click this link to join it! To get your Discord identity verified simply reply to this thread with the nickname you are using on Discord! One of our staff members will verify you :3 If you don't want to post your discord identity publicly, you can also private message any of our Admins or Community Managers. The entries get verified every few days, if you feel like you've waited too long, just poke a staff member (link above).
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    Crusader Kings Shenanigans!

    It thought I'd start a thread about everyone's favorite familicide simulator. People in this game always get up to all sorts of shenanigans (as evidenced by the existence of this reddit) so I thought it'd be nice for people to share their cool / silly stuff. I've not managed to bug anything crazy yet myself (no pregnant kings here), BUT I was quite proud of one of my daughters in this game and thought I'd share She was the marshal of her father's empire for most of her life, and by the time he died, so did all of her brothers who were eligible for the crown. As Empress, she continued having the highest martial score in the realm, and fought numerous holy wars against the Abbasids and various Indian rulers. While not managing to conquer Jerusalem, she did conquer Sinai and cut off Egypt from the Abbasid Empire, causing an independence war which left both enemies weakened. She died in the year 1124 at age 70, ruling for relatively short amount of time - only 23 years, during which time she expanded the territories of the realm more than any ruler before her, and twice the amount of her father who ruled for 58 years. 118 years later, her great great grandson managed to fully retake all of Jerusalem from the Abbasids, restoring Israel in 1242. Oh, also, the son of the guy who restored Israel has a weak claim on the Abbasid Empire, so things are about to get interesting
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    Crusader Kings Shenanigans!

    So @Yuudai and I have been playing CK2 a lil bit since the new update and I figured I'd put up some choice screenshots here from time to time. The newest update allows the player to create random rulers & titles, as well as a funky setting that creates some very interesting animal rulers I naturally picked the Ruler Whomst Is Cat, and Yuudai went for the doggo of the prestigious dynasty of Goodboy. I didn't take a screenshot of the world right at the start but this is pretty much near it The glowy bit is Yuudai's and the amber bit is mine. We actually didn't plan on being neighbors but that's where the doggos and the cats live
  4. Everyone listens to music - so why not share it with others? Whenever you're listening to something or just wanna share a song with everyone else - plop it down here (if copy-paste a Youtube link, the forums will automatically make it magical) I've been listening to game soundtracks all day because I was working, but now I'm taking a break, dancing the stress out to (Amanda Palmer - Leeds United [Lounge Version])
  5. Due to popular demand, and also just because it's about time, OpenCommunity is finally launching our Discord server! We will mainly just be using it for text communication as we have TeamSpeak for voice, but it's a great way of keeping in touch with everyone out of game. BASIC QUESTIONS What is Discord? Discord is a free communications app which can be installed on your phone, PC, or from a web browser, making it versatile and super easy to access. It supports text as well as voice communication, which is why it's become very popular with guilds and other communities. Is Discord going to replace TeamSpeak in our community? No. Discord's voice capabilities & features cannot compare well to TeamSpeak, and large-scale events would make for a very loud & rowdy channel. TeamSpeak seems to also be more recognizable amongst players. At least for the purposes of public events in Guild Wars 2 - which is our primary use for TeamSpeak right now, we see TS continuing to be a staple. The OpenCommunity event organization team and staff have been using Discord for a while, as it's a really nice way to communicate out of game without sharing personal information (Skype, Facebook, whatsapp, etc. all require some kind of personal info). What kind of stuff are we going to have on the Discord? Lots of stuff! The Discord has channels for chatting about pretty much anything, as well as event notification channels and announcements from the staff, so you'll be able to keep track of stuff that's happening inside the community! Do I need to download anything? Nope, Discord can be run from your browser with full functionality except for the push-to-talk feature, but since we wont be using voice chat on Discord much it doesn't matter anyway Great! How do I join? Simply click this link! In order to ensure the safety of our members and prevent spambots from taking over our server, members need to be verified - all you need to do is reply to this thread. MORE INFO What kind of channels do we have? We have a number of channels, let's dive right in and go through them! When you first connect you will only be able to see the Welcome Room, which contains the rules of our Discord & information on how to verify your identity in order to get access to the rest of our Discord server. Once verified, you'll be able to see a number of rooms: Announcements The announcements chat will be used by the staff to post updates & announcements pertaining to the community. Keep an eye on that one, as we do occasionally say important stuff! Event Notifications The event-notifications chat will be used by our various teams of event organizers to remind / notify members of upcoming events! As right now most of our events are GW2-based, we only need one such channel. In the future, we'll separate our event notification channels by game, so people can unfollow channels of the games they're not interested in. Forum Thread Links Whenever you post something on the forums, feel free to post it in there & briefly say what the thread is about! That way, people will be able to quickly see if any new threads have appeared that they're interested in, and it's a nice way of making sure more people see that thread you've posted! General Chat Minecraft Chat Pokémon Chat Guild Wars 2 Chat Guild Wars 2 Spoilers For discussing GW2 story updates and future release spoilers Overwatch Chat The "chat" channels are intended for random banter of all sorts! Based on experience, it seems to be that: General chat is for cat pictures Pokémon chat is for complaining we don't have Pokémon Go! in our respective countries Guild Wars 2 chat is for screaming "AAA THE NEXT EXPANSION IS COMING!" Essentially, feel free to talk about anything & everything in those channels ~ If you have any questions related to anything at all, feel free to respond to this topic or message on of our moderators or admins!
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    Dragon's Stand

    Finally we take the fight to Mordremoth! The dragon's minions await us, but with sword in hand and great resolve, we shall be victorious! Dragon's Stand is the fight against Mordremoth's final line of defense, featuring a three-lane push, and final boss encounter. The event is a map-wide meta-event, for which everyone on the map must pitch in in order to ensure maximum success. All of the event mechanics will be explained by the commanders during the event, you do not need prior knowledge of it to join. The event requires a moderate amount of coordination, and is appropriate for all types of players! You don’t need to be in the map prior to the event. The commanders will explain how we get everyone onto the same map, and what to do after that. Requirements: Heart of Thorns Expansions Level 80 character
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.
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    Tequatl

    Zhaitan's champion, Tequatl, terrorizes Sparkfly Fen. The Hylek and Vigil forces have banded together to protect the coast and fight off the encroaching undead! The event features a world boss of moderate difficulty. Three to four teams defend the special objectives while fighting the boss in several phases.
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    Dry Top

    After their sabotage-induced crash, the Zephyrites are stuck in Dry Top and looking for aid. We must help them recover and hold their ground against the perils of the desert. Dry Top features a map-wide meta event with tons of smaller events which must all be completed in order to get the highest reward tier, meaning the merchants on the map will offer better items at lower prices. The event is a map-wide meta-event, for which everyone on the map must pitch in in order to ensure maximum success. All of the event mechanics will be explained by the commander during the event, so you do not need any prior knowledge before joining. You don’t need to be in the map prior to the event - the commander will explain how we get everyone onto the same map. Event Requirements: A level 80 character Dry Top map reached (first-time players joining on time will also have the time to travel to Dry Top without having discovered it before) Guide:
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    Tequatl

    Zhaitan's champion, Tequatl, terrorizes Sparkfly Fen. The Hylek and Vigil forces have banded together to protect the coast and fight off the encroaching undead! The event features a world boss of moderate difficulty. Three to four teams defend the special objectives while fighting the boss in several phases.
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.
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    Aerial photography & video

    This looks awesome! How many of these castles are open for tourists? I really want to visit more cool historical locations around Europe some time ^^
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.
  16. A few days ago, Crusader Kings 2 got an update and some new DLC, so I decided to pick it up again! For me, part of what makes CK2 so much fun are not just the wars, but also the the court intrigue - having to appease the Church, your vassals and your liege, joining secret societies, fending off viking raiders and most of all, making sure your family members don't kill each other. It's basically The Sims Medieval, hardcore edition. So I thought I'd make it a bit more interesting by compiling the history of the dynasty I'm going to play as I play it, creating a sort of alternate RL history storyline set in medieval Europe. Initially, I thought I'd just do a simple screenshot at the end of each ruler's life and show what has changed, but some of the big changes aren't territorial, and some of the biggest plot twists take place behind the scenes. So consider this the chronicles of a fictional historical family with a history starting in 769 medieval Europe Game setup and introduction - Year 769: (a look at the setting & situation at the start of the game, as well as basic rules explained) Years 769-788; Count Grgur of Krain Years 788-829; Countess Petra of Krain Years 829-833; Count Grgur II of Krain Years 833-910; Duchess Natalija of Croatia Years 910-915; Duke Matej of Croatia Years 915-916; Duke Mislav of Croatia Years 916-936; Duke Casimir of Croatia Years 936-999; Duke Teodor of Carinthia Years 999-1036; Duke Castimir of Carinthia Years 1036-1088; Duke Teodor II of Carinthia Years 1088-1130; Duke Teodor Lanik III of Carinthia, King Teodor of Illyria Interim: The Rise of a Kingdom Years 1130-1177; King Vid of Illyria Years 1177-1201; King Krasimir of Illyria Years 1201-1266; Queen Natalija of Illyria Years 1266-1306; Empress Katarina of the Illyrian Empire Years 1306-1326; Empress Katarina II of the Illyrian Empire Years 1326-1369: Empress Katarina III of the Illyrian Empire Gameplay notes: I'm playing Ironman mode, meaning there's no way to load if you mess up, it's all one continuous save that autosaves all the time. I'm not using any mods or cheats, only official DLC. I wont be min-maxing, and the way I make decisions is something between roleplaying and just what I feel are the right decisions at the time. I consider each character I play has a general personality that I try to emulate & take into consideration when making decisions. The game starts in a historical setting, with real, historical rulers, and then spirals into whatever randomness happens from there. Note: You don't have to be familiar with Crusader Kings 2 to enjoy this eventual quasi-historical trainwreck
  17. Year 1326-1369: Empress Katarina III of the Illyrian Empire Image: Katarina's profile through her years as queen. Katarina III was a much more peaceful ruler than her mother, and during her reign became known as ‘the Gentle’. During her reign, she preferred to let her vassals expand her realm, while she focused on internal improvements and imperial politics. She was married to Basileus Bartholomaios III of the Byzantine Empire, who lost the title due to faction pressure, a loss she spent 17 years of her reign reversing in order to secure the inheritance of the title for their son. Image: Family tree showing Katarina's family, including close family as well as her family connection to her husband. Katarina had five children. 5.5.1328 - Nejc [heir] 5.10.1332 - Jurij 5.3.1334 - Bartolomej (becomes Pope Ioannes IX on 31.12.1357) 5.6.1335 - Leon 5.8.1342 - Katja Her full title at the time of her death was: Empress Katarina III of the Illyrian Empire, Queen of Illyria, Italy, Sicily, Croatia and Jerusalem, Duchess of Carinthia and Friuli, Countess of Krain, Aquileia, Istria, Kärnten, Treviso, Verona, Padua, Veglia, Steiermark, Rome, Protector of Jerusalem, and Maga and First-Among-Equals of the Hermetic Society. Image: Katarina's death screen, absolutely roasting this poor 61-year old lady who was actually quite nice. Except for all the assassinations. Katarina's biggest achievement was putting her husband back onto his rightful throne as Basileus of the Byzantine Empire after he lost the title to internal political factions, while still keeping peaceful relations between the two Empires. She died on 5.9.1369, and was succeeded by her son Nejc, who inherited all of her titles as Emperor Nejc of Illyria. She ruled for nearly 43 years. Katarina III secured her son's position as the heir to both the Illyrian and the Byzantine Empire, paving his way for greatness. Will Nejc make full use of the potential to unite two of the most powerful Empires in the known world, or will his opportunities be squandered before the ink is dried on the deeds of inheritance? Image: A timelapse of Katarina's lands and influence. Her realm tree: Her wars: During her reign, the size of her realm increased from 450 to 525 holdings. Lelling note: I'm rushing to finish this before the patch comes in on November 13th and changes the maps! About a hundred years to go - Halp!
  18. Hello everyone! This year has been a blast, and in October, the Pink Day in LA fundraiser has been super successful, raising over $6000 CAD for cancer research! Thank you so much for all your contributions! Now that Pink Day in LA has come to a close, we've got some time between major fundraiser events to take a step back from our daily routine and focus on making sure this community is the best it can be. We're taking the opportunity to take a good look and update & upgrade several parts of the community, some of which have been largely unchanged since its founding in 2015. Now, it's hard to change the tires on a moving car, and this is why we'll be taking some time off from organising our regular events, so we can fully focus on improving the way things are, as well as have the opportunity to focus more on the social side of our community rather than just its events. Several sections of the community will be going on a scheduled downtime from November 12th onward. This includes the website, calendar, the majority of our discord, and our organisational teams. During this time period, no events will be scheduled on the calendar by our teams - but that doesn't mean we'll be gone. Our Teamspeak will still be online, and everyone will still be able to use it the way they have so far - to play games and have fun together! During this downtime, our managers and commanders will also have more time to play and socialise without having to focus on planning, scheduling, and organising, and just hang out and have fun! Here's to a bright & shiny future! -OC Staff
  19. Yes, the Raid Team will continue their break during the downtime. A large part of the downtime is that we realized the reason the Raid Team required the 1-month break had some underlying issues that couldn't be resolved as easily as we'd hoped. No, the Minecraft server will stay online
  20. For as long as it takes Our minimum time framework was 14 days, but realistically it might take longer than that depending on the time we have & the progress made. It's also likely that different features will come out of "downtime" status at different times, as we gradually roll out things that have been finished. This is an important period of change for the community, and we don't want to rush any changes. The point of taking this downtime is that for once, we're not rushed to finish something by a specific deadline, but can instead take the time needed to properly move forward to the next chapter of OC.
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand. Level Requirement: 60 (80 recommended) Location: Bloodtide Coast
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.
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    Triple Trouble

    The Three-Headed Great Jungle Wurm terrorizes the jungle! But we're ready to terrorize it back! The Vigil Crusaders are ready and waiting for the armies of Tyrian heroes to march into the Wurm's domain and slay the giant creature. The Triple Trouble event is a fast-paced, high-intensity event where three teams must coordinate their efforts to slay the three heads of the Wurm at the same time. Due to the large number of split-second decisions, TeamSpeak is required. No experience with the event is required, all tactics & mechanics are explained beforehand.
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