Emblem Contest


Carnies!

Another contest in the works. Since the beginning of [TCR], I, The DCG, have had all say in the designs we see here in the clan, from emblems, to website, Facebook and more. But now, i would like someone else to come up with a design idea. Starting today, October 24, I'm opening up submissions for a new emblem that will go on the front of our tanks. If the design gets a lot of love from the clan, I'll look into redesigning the website to match. I want to see how creative you can be.

In your design, you should use the letters "TCR" as a base. Any style that you design these letters is up to you.

As for submissions, you can do it one of three ways...
  1. Complete a full design in Illustrator or Photoshop exactly how you see it. Make sure that you submit your designs in PSD or AI format.

  2. Sketch a rough idea of what you want to see on paper. If you need to, include written instructions to verify what your idea consists of.

  3. Submit a detailed written idea. Include as much detail on your design as possible.
In case you submit your idea via option 2 or 3, I will then take your idea and fully realize it in Photoshop. I'll work with you directly so that you see it exactly how you want it. I may design it, but it will still be your submission.

Also, along with the Design idea, please include HEX codes for two colors that will be used in the design. Please limit your colors to only two. Currently we use a shade of yellow (#e39206) and blue (#115272) for the clan's colors, but they can be changed. Complimentary colors work best, so keep that in mind.

All submissions should be sent to emblem_contest@thecarnivalsrejects.com. All submissions will be entered into a vote at the end of the contest, which will be December 24, 2014. We will have a week of voting on the new design and it will go live, on our tanks on January 1, 2015.

If you have questions, please contact me.

Happy Tanking,
DCG [C]


Roster Scrub Activated...Complete


Dear [TCR] Members,

We have completed our latest roster scrub. The scrub happened as follows. All memebrs who have not been active in 60+ days were purged from the [TCR] roster (10 total). Following this, we then looked at Teamspeak use and purged all memebrs who have not been active in the last 60 day (or ever) and purged all memebrs who do not meet those requirements (14 members). There were notifications sent out to 5 additional members who were given 2 weeks to be active on a regular basis or they too will be purged in the next roster scrub. All of this brought our roster from 84 members down to 60.

With this Scrub we wanted to remind all [TCR] memebrs of our Teamspeak and participation policy. You must remain active in WoT and if you are inactive for 30 consecituve days, starting now, you will be purged from the roster. While active, you must be using Teamspeak. Failure to log in and be active in Teamspeak will also result in being scrubbed from the roster.

Please remember, always try to recruit active members. Tier VI and up for play in platoons, tournaments and strongholds, tier IX and X for Clan Wars. We need active players who will be here and play (It's a plus if they get along with everyone).

Happy Tanking,
_SPASTIC_ [F]


Strongholds - 0.9.4 Update


Attention all carnies,

It is important that all member attempt to participate in strong holds. The 9.4 update is right around the corner, and with the 9.4 update the stronghold feature will be in full affect (attacking other clans, being attacked, etc). So we need to build up our preparations and our reserves so we can upgrade all structures as soon as the patch hits (public test server went live today). I would like to encourage the FCs to focus on strongholds as well. We have enough people to run 2 maybe 3 tier 6 strongholds... we just need the participation.

Also, recruiters need to start recruiting people for strongholds. Players who have a wide selection of tier 6 tanks and are willing to play and follow the directions and orders of the FCs calling the match.

With the stronghold going active for pillaging or raiding other cland this also means that the clan will have a block of time that we will have to defend our stronghold. So active members are needed just like with clan wars to defend our stonghold and our resources.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask myself or any of the command staff.

Happy Tanking,
_SPASTIC_ [F]


Our Teamspeak Server is Back Online!


After about a month of downtime, and dealing with a complete moronic company, our Teamspeak server is back up. We had to find a new host for the server because, as I mentioned, the old host was filled with idiots. Anyway, you can log in with our old address, ts.tcrteamspeak.info:10505. Hopefully this host will give us more uptime than Harry and Lloyd.

Happy Tanking,
DCG [C]


$25 World of Tanks Gift Card Up For Grabs - WINNER!


For three weeks (September 12 - October 3), I added up the total damage caused by every player in our clan during clan wars, each night. The person who dealt the most damage would receive a $25 World of Tanks gift card, redeemable for in-game goods.

Today, I totaled up the damage and here is your winner!

FIRST PLACE

CAUSED 29433 HP WORTH OF DAMAGE

SECOND PLACE

CAUSED 23639 HP WORTH OF DAMAGE

THIRD PLACE

CAUSED 21727 HP WORTH OF DAMAGE

I will continue to have more of these contests pop up randomly so keep an eye out for me!

Happy Tanking,
DCG [C]


Renamed and New Clan Positions


With the introductions of new position names and new positions within clans for World of Tanks starting in the 9.3 update, I have reworked the positions here in [TCR] to correspond to these new roles. The following is a list of old positions and what they will be known as from here on out:

Commander
Deputy Commander
Assistant Commander
Founding Father
Diplomat
Recruiter
Tournament Master
Field Commander
Clan Trainer
Junior
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Commanding Officer
Executive Officer
Personnel Officer
Founding Father
Intelligence Officer
Recruitment Officer
Tournament Master
Combat Officer
Junior Officer
Reservist

Our website and Teamspeak have been updated to reflect these changes.

If you have questions, please contact The DCG [C]


Teamspeak Server Shutdown Coming [RESOLVED]


Since we have had a Teamspeak server, we have been fortunate enough to have a free server given to us by a man named Simzy. Some of you may know how he is, others may not. In any case, Simzy has needed to pay €26 (or $33 USD) every month for us to keep our Teamspeak active. He has done this without asking for any money to help with that fee. Now, Simzy is no longer able to maintain that cost and will be shutting the server down in about a week. This means we will (not might) lose our Teamspeak server. With that being said, we will need to find a new place to host our Teamspeak and this is going to cost money. I believe with the assistance of the entire clan, we can pull our funds together and get this paid. But it will take donations, plenty of donations, to get the money we need. The command staff will be discussing this issue tonight, September 16, before clan wars to come up with a gameplan.

UPDATE (9/16/14 - 10 PM ET): After talking with the command staff, we have determined that the only way we will be able to get our own server is through the help from the entire clan. We are asking you to donate to the cost of the new Teamspeak server in any amount that you can handle. Any and all donations will be put exclusively towards the renting of a new server. Once the new server is available, we will have a new Teamspeak address to use. We will keep you posted on this as details arrive.

UPDATE (9/19/14 - 3 AM ET): After talking with Simzy about this situation a bit further, he has come up with a solution to our TS problem and is going to help us get a new server running for just $15/yr. We will not have to change our TS address, nor will I have to recreate the channels/server groups or register everyone all over again. Simzy will be able to transfer everything over to the new server as it is now. Your donations sent in over the past week or so have gone to the purchase of this new server, alone with renewing the TS addres, web URL and web hosting until 2016.


If you still want to donate to the clan, please go to the "Donate" page and follow the links there. We can still use it for the expenses listed on that page.

If you have further questions, contact me.
DCG [C]


A Collection of Training & Beginners' Tips, Brought to you by our Founding Father


There are many tools out there to use along your path to glory. Here are a few additional tools to add to your arsenal.
  1. http://taugrim.com/2013/04/27/guide-to-angling-in-world-of-tanks/: A step by step guide to how to properly angle your tank when facing your opponents.

  2. http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?%2Ftopic%2F273627-lerts-guides-to-shells-shell-types-and-shell-mechanics%2F: A guide by Lert. Describes the different types of shells and how they work.

  3. http://wotguru.com/general-world-of-tanks-guides/world-of-tanks-new-player-guide/: A how to guide for anyone who needs to know how to do something this is a how to for new players. but holds magnitudes of information.

  4. http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/10370-welcome-to-world-of-tanks/: Here is another beginners guide to WoT.
All of these and more training material is located under the "TRAINING" link located at the top of every page. You can also access it by clicking here: http://www.thecarnivalsrejects.com/training.php

Happy Tanking,
Spastic [F]


New Tournament from the Tournament Master


Jr0ck has been appointed as the "Tournament Master" here in [TCR] after expressing interest in creating and managing teams in WOT tournaments. He will be updating the "Tournaments" channel in Teamspeak as needed with info on the current teams he has put together. This will include team name and password details, along with tier limits, battle days, etc.

Please check the description of the "Tournaments" channel in Teamspeak periodically for more info and contact Jr0ck if you have questions.

Happy Tanking,
The DCG [C]