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ATO - St. Jude Charity Stream

Over Halloween weekend, TG came together to raise awareness and donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For three days, members from across TG streamed various games on the official TG Twitch channel. Through your awesome support, we were able to raise an astounding $2,171.00 which more than doubled our original goal. 
Here are some fun moments:
@TGxNoRageTTV playing with his eyes closed
@MissVendettaXO Bean Boozled Challenge
@TG Datdamsniper Pie to the face
@MissVendettaXO getting what she deserved...
@mikepaluso Trying to ...dance? We still aren't sure.
@TG HaloHobo Taking pumpkin guts AND a pie to the face down below
@TG HSquaredDyed her hair purple and green
Thank you very much to all of the members that volunteered, donated, watched and shared the charity stream.
To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of
For the great TG members who generously donated 
I hereby award

one (1) instance of the Outstanding Contributor Medal
@TG Epsi
@TG Badmoon
@TG Datdamsniper
@TG Morpheus
@TG RateMyGame
@TG HSquared
@TG SirMadness
@TG OxC Savage
For the great TG members who selflessly volunteered their time and efforts via streaming and moderating
I hereby award

one (1) instance of the Outstanding Volunteer Medal
@Primis Rulz
@TG Datdamsniper
@TG HSquared
@TG HaloHobo
@TG Epsi
@Zylo Firefox
@TG OxC Savage

TG HaloHobo
Vice President
Tactical Gaming

Public Relations Head
Tactical Gaming

Let's get graphical with the Digital Media Team!

The Digital Media Team (DMT) does a lot for our community.  From the medals you are awarded to the buttons you push, every image on this site has been worked on by the DMT.  Have you noticed that some members have nice, well-designed signatures and avatars when they post on the site?  Would you like one of those signatures, but don’t know where to start?  Well good news, the DMT is available and taking requests now!
The process is fairly simple and straight forward.  By heading over to digital media requests, you can fill out the form to get rolling on a brand-new graphic for you to use.  Most TG members will get use out of the “profile graphics” request, but Squad Staff also have the benefit of being able to request PPR/PB graphics and there are even specialty requests for Youtube, Twitch, and social media sites.
Speaking with TG BulletDrop, I was able to get some insight into the process.  Once the request form is filled out the DMT will pick up the project within 48 hours, and a DMT member will then have another 48 hours to deliver a draft version of the project for review.  At this point you would be able to request any changes to be made before the final draft is delivered to you.  However, due to a dry period the DMT are usually able to complete the initial draft within a day of posting the request (depending on the complexity of course).  This means if you requested a graphic today, you could have it ready to go before your next practice! 
And the cost of all this?  Nothing!  It’s completely free to TG members.  Though, being a TG supporter does have several benefits.  Firstly, supporters have the ability to get a banner on their account profile on the forums.  Second, supporters have access to larger signatures.  And finally, supporters are able to request animated signatures.  Animated signatures have more involved in their creation and do take more time.  Additionally, due to the nature of the animated signatures, only one round of edits can be submitted after the initial draft is presented.
The DMT would like to extend an invitation to all TG members to reach out and request a graphic as availability is high right now.  They take pride in their work and want to deliver a quality product.  The Digital Media Team Leader, TG BulletDrop, said on the topic “I just want to make sure that everyone feels welcome to request a signature…but maybe not everyone all at once.  Haha!”
If you’re interested in requesting a custom graphic head over to the Digital Media Requests page here!

This Weekend: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Charity Stream

ATO Tactical Gaming!
On Friday October 29th to Sunday October 31st, the Public Relations Office is running a charity stream over the weekend to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
If you like streaming, enjoy moderating, get hyped by raising money for a good cause then please apply HERE (there are still a couple of spots open!).  This is a great opportunity to support an organization that helps children fight cancer across the globe.

We will be live ON Tactical Gaming Twitch Channel
(Look out for Discord Announcements when they go live!)

All members and staff are invited to Join and Participate!

* Those that donate $100 or more will receive a t-shirt from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (Maximum of 5 recipients).

* All members who donate will receive an Outstanding Contributor medal for their donation.
Fun Incentives
*During his stream Sunday from 2-6p EST @TGxNoRageTTV has the following incentives:
$1 - Pick his Apex Legend
$3 - Pick his loadout (both guns) for 2 games
$10 - Eyes closed ALL game
$20 - Pick his legend and loadout in RANKED
*At either $250 raised during his stream (Saturday 8-10p EST), or at $400 total raised @TG Datdamsniper will take a pie to the face.
*At $250 total raised, @MissVendettaXO will take on the Bean Boozled Challenge. Will the jellybean be vomit or peach? Smelly socks or coconut?
If she raises $100 during her stream Saturday from 10p EST to midnight, she will play blindfolded for 2 matches
*At $500 total raised, @TG HSquared will dye her hair a fun color!
*At $750 total raised, @TG HaloHobo will take pumpkin guts to the face *eww*

We hope to see everyone come out and support the cause. If you have any questions, please ask them below.

Please feel free to share the following links:
Donation Link: https://donate.tiltify.com/+tacticalgaming-net/tg-x-st-jude
TG Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tacticalgamingnet
We are looking forward to making a positive impact in fighting childhood cancer with you this Halloween!

Apex Legends Trigger Discipline Event

Apex Legends is hosting a tournament from October 22-24th that doesn't follow your typical format! Generally, tournaments are all about winning, and having the highest score; however @TGxNoRageTTV is wanting our members to not only win the game, but also show off their trigger discipline!
Anytime I play a game where the goal is to kill the enemy- I shoot to kill as I see them (or at least try to)! Sometimes being able to use trigger discipline and conserve ammo is very important though. Do you have what it takes to only get the shots that keep you alive and in the game? Are you able to work with your teammates and allow them to do more damage than you? Are you willing to see if you can actually display trigger discipline? If so, this tournament is for you!

The rules for the tournament are as follows:
Play between October 22nd and October 24th (contest ends at 11:59 pm EST).
If your team wins and you had the least amount of damage, submit a screenshot in the comments of this article. (Must be submitted by 12:30 am EST on October 25th.)
Whomever has the least amount of damage at the end of the weekend will be the winner!
** Cash Prizes will be added as long as 7 people or more participate. If less than 7 participate, we will still send out a TG sticker or coaster to the winner!**
If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please check out the calendar event here or message @TGxNoRageTTV!
Looking forward to competing against everyone!

Discord Consolidation Announcement

Both TW and TA Vanguards and Apex have moved to the TG Discord, and we are working to finish CoD and OW by the end of the month.
I wanted to share with you some of the results from the Discord survey:

Of 105 responses ~56% were in support, ~10% neutral, and ~33% were opposed. The majority are in support of the consolidation. The ratio stayed about how it is now. At 25 responses, 40, 60, and 80 the ratio stayed about the same for support. I know it may seem like 8 days was not enough time for the 8 question survey, but we got the feedback we needed in the survey. To contrast this against the last TG wide survey that was open for 2 months with 144 responses, we feel we got the majority of the feedback. While there are over 1,100 members in TG, that includes our on leave members.
Most had the concerns around seeing a massive list of all channels for all divisions, pings they don't want, losing their squad or CoC specific channels, etc. We believe all of these concerns have been reasonably addressed, but will work through it one division/legion at a time in partnership with the CoC to ensure a smooth transition and that we address all of the concerns we can.
As you can see, most people use the TG Discord for practice and squad communication followed up by LFG:

It is our hope that moving this function to the TG Discord will allow us to unite the community similar to how it was before all of the division/legion Discords. (Because all of TG was on one TS3 server and people joined each other cross division/legion much more in the model.)
CURRENT (17 Oct 2021): We have built a plan moving 1 division/legion at a time smallest to largest as discussed. The timeline to move is as follows:

OLD: The original timeline is below for reference. We were taking it slow, but based on the success and CoD's request to move before the new CoD Vanguard game drops, we accelerated. 

The plan is just that, a plan. We may run into issues and slow down, or things may be much easier than anticipated and may speed up slightly. So far, we have not encountered major issues and have had positive feedback. 
You can take this as official notice to all members that we have decided to move forward with the Discord consolidation, slowly and deliberately with a methodical plan to get this right. We will continue to meet with staff (as highlighted in the plan) to make sure we are not overlooking anything, and so we can all stay on the same page. While this topic has been in conversation with various levels of CoC for many months now, we wanted to bring this information (most of which was limited to Div/Leg+ until now) to everyone. Please feel free to raise questions and concerns to your CoC.
The high level plan outlined with our Division/Legion Staff in early September still applies:

ATO - TG BulletDrop

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:
Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of
I hereby award
@TG BulletDrop
One Instance of the Tactical Gaming Web Team Achievement Medal

The Tactical Gaming Web Team Achievement Medal recognizes an individual who has contributed to the continued success and promotion of the growth of Tactical Gaming through the design, creation, and modification of code and digital media. A recipient of this medal has shown commendable service in the creation of TG site images, promotional media, personalized requests from members, or through website, forums, and other TG application management and maintenance.

The individual’s contribution must be sustained throughout a specified period of continuous enlisted active Tactical Gaming service.

This award is given by Web Team staff only. Approval remains at Tactical Gaming Executive Committee level.
Given under my hand at Tactical Gaming, Web Team, on this 17th day of October, Two Thousand and Twenty One.
Signed by:

TG HaloHobo
Vice President
Tactical Gaming

Web Team Head

Web Team Executive


Battlefield 2042 with Aion535

Battlefield 2042 is the newest addition to the already 17th-issue Battlefield franchise and is set to be in near future of Earth, featuring various futuristic gadgets, weapons as well as drones and other vehicles. It will also introduce a new "Plus" system, that is going to let players customize their weapons with various attachments while in the heat of battle. The class system also got majorly changed and for some parts completely reworked, with one class having a wingsuit and the other being equipped by a healing pistol, for example
The whole environment got a significant level-up too, taking inspiration from Battlefield 4, be it sandstorms, tornadoes or just overall extreme weather conditions. It will also be released with 7 maps total, as opposed to its predecessor, Battlefield V, of 8 maps total and 1 more introduced soon after. You can definitely be excited about the game's three main gameplay modes, though. All-Out Warfare along the two of the already well-known modes, Conquest and Breakthrough
The thing one can be sure to be cheerful about is the new community-driven medium named "Battlefield Portal", which will mainly focus on the entertainment aspect with its creators being the people behind balancing it out. It is going to allow players to fully customize the experience to their liking, with different maps and weapons from past Battlefield games, with the addition of being able to modify some elements like health and loadouts. Lastly, there is also a pretty unique take on the Battle Royale genre - it is going to be filled with different AI troops, and will overall be much more based on objective rather than "just" shooting 
And all that with astounding matches of 128 players each for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X and S - the prior generations, Xbox One and PS4 will however have a cap of 64 players
As I'm not nearly as familiar with the Battlefield franchise as some of you may be to share my thoughts about the upcoming Battlefield game, I brought Aion535 here to help me cover this too
Are you excited about Battlefield 2042?
Aion: I am! I'm happy that the BF franchise is returning to the future era, it provides for a much greater variety of weapons, gadgets and vehicles in contrast of what the historical First Person Shooters may offer. Not to mention that it will be refreshing due to the previous handful of games from the series were focused on the World Wars or modern day eras
What do you think about the news saying there will be no campaign included?
Aion: I think creating a story for a modern day shooter is way more problematic when you have major world powers in it fighting against each other - for example in BF4, where you had Chinese forces against the American ones, causing a couple of issues. Since BF 2042 will be multiplayer only, I think the premise will be way less important than if there was a singleplayer campaign. Overall, as long as I'm able to tell a friend from a foe, I'm not too concerned with the set-up
Is there something that you think was a brilliant move about the upcoming addtion to the Battlefield roster?
Aion: The idea of conflicts between "No-Pats" really opens up the whole world for potential map locations, of course. Graphics have always been phenomenal and now the maps are going to be huge to accommodate the 128 players on next gen. Needless to say, this will give players a massive opportunity for tactical play due to the maps being open and overall huge
In what ways do you think the Battlefield franchise has shifted to, and what have been the most obvious changes?
Aion: I actually played Battlefield 4 for the first time in years the other night, and it made me realize how much has the titles improved with the gameplay experience. I was continually frustrated that I could not mantle over low obstacles in BF4! Though both BF1 and BFV introduced some new gameplay mechanics, some succesful while some not - and Battlefield 2042 aspired to do the same, this time with the introduction of specialists - being able to change weapon accessories while in the heat of battle. I just hope BF 2042 will keep the parts that worked well and redesign those from its older siblings that were not so great
Lastly to finish it all off, what do you most expect from BF 2042, and are you going to play in the Beta testing period?
Aion: Well, due to DICE putting their focus off of Battlefield V onto Battlefield 2042, I along the others are expecting something really special. DICE needs to nail thing down like Time To Kill from the get-go, otherwise a lot of us are going to be disappointed as it was with Battlefield V. And yes! I'm definitely looking forward to play in the open Beta, which will be available to play on all platforms for those who have pre-ordered the game already
Battlefield 2042 Wiki
Battlefield 2042 Gameplay Trailer
Battlefield 2042 TheGamer Article
Battlefield 2042 VentureBeat Article
And the amazing @Aion535 !
Article Written by Death Lotus

ATO - Zylo Firefox

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of
@Zylo Firefox

I hereby promote 
to the Position of Army Commander

with rank of

Given under my hand on this 10th day of October, 2021.
TG Epsi
Chief Of Staff
Tactical Adventures

1st Corps October Newsletter

Welcome to the October edition of the 1st Corps Monthly Newsletter! This newsletter provides a way for you to know what is going on in your corps, milestones people have hit, upcoming events, and more! If there is anything that you'd like to see in the next edition, please let me know!

I cannot believe that October is finally here! October is one of my favorite months packed full of many awesome things! A few of my favorite parts of October are:
1. Post Season Baseball- as bittersweet as it is that the season is coming to end, the excitement of the postseason (hoping my team clinches their division) brings me a lot of joy! For those of you that do not like baseball, you are missing out!!!
2. Autumn is officially here! For most, the temperatures start to drop, leaves change colors, and it is a dryer season. Even for those of us in areas that don't really participate in Autumn, there are usually some subtle changes that are very welcomed. I know I am happy to experience temperatures mostly below 90° F/ 32°C! It is a little cooler in the mornings than it used to be and definitely a little less humid! (For those of you that it is just now Spring, I hope it is a pleasant one!)
3. All things pumpkins! There are pumpkin patches, scents, spices, carvings, and more! Personally I love getting to carve pumpkins during this time of year. I typically do the foam pumpkins and I save them every year! These are two that I did a few years ago for my cats, Death Bringer and Master Chief (RIP).

4, New games are around the corner! Typically this time of year we see a lot of betas releasing for upcoming games. This year is no different. This October we are expecting betas for BF, CoD, and Halo! I wasn't able to participate in any of the sneak peeks in September, but am hoping to be able to participate in all three in October!
5. Charity Streams! For the past several years TG has done a charity stream in October. This year is no different! I always enjoy moderating and just watching/interacting with our streamers! It is a great opportunity to meet other members and raise money for charity! For more information on the St. Jude Charity Stream check it out here!
There are many other great things that typically occur in October, but these are just a few that I always look forward to!
What are some things that you are looking forward to this month?

Congratulations to the following staff for obtaining milestones in their positions:
1 year as SL: @Pro MK5
6 months as DO: @Aion535
6 months as SL: @Frostydog
6 months as SA: @Cane and @Legion
Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to TG! Keep up the great work!

October 1st- 16th:
CoD Best Plays Tournament (only open to CoD members)
Please review details here!
October 7th:
CoD Recruitment Night at 8 pm BST & 8 pm EST (2 separate times)
October 9th:
OW Fun Night at 8 pm BST/3 pm EST(open to all TG Members)
October 21st:
CoD Recruitment Night at 8 pm BST & 8 pm EST (2 separate times)
October 22nd-24th:
Apex Legends Trigger Discipline Tournament (open to all TG Members)
October 22nd:
PC Prominence Poker  at 9 pm EST (open to all TG Members)
October 23rd:
Among Us Event at 8 pm BST/3 pm EST (open to all TG Members)
October 29th- 31st:
St. Judes Charity Stream (open to all TG Members)
Sign up to volunteer to stream or to mod!

More events may be added to the TG Calendar. Please check it out for more events and to RSVP to the above events.
**All dates and time to subject to change.**
***These events are open to all members in TG unless otherwise noted.***

Happy Birthday to the following members:
1st- @Kitsune, @Redzeal, and @LxGingerAvenger
3rd- @Kamura, @Kibbles, @Ssgt_Darkwing, and @Kestrel_Huxley
4th- @Mythologysync, @TG_Wolf004, and @TG Vegemite
8th- @Like30Pandas346 and @Zsigame
9th- @Colossalegg, @wpw3wt, and @EzFlawLessXD
14th- @DreadShard
15th- @Angedelmor, @Syrup, @Father Ted, @TGxKnotpong, and @Hobson
16th- @Baba Yaga
17th- @JuStInTiMe1737 and @TG Sphinx
21st- @Bear
25th- @BMTG_Damo
27th- @cbilfour
30th- @Pro MK5, @LordOli, and @Mowchine

I hope you all have an amazing birthday and many more to come!

First look at Pokémon Unite

Hi and welcome
The long-awaited Pokémon MOBA game, Pokémon Unite, had finally launched on phones on the 22nd of September 2021 - and just two days after it's been exactly one year and three months since its reveal to the public on the Pokémon Presents presentation that happened on June 24th 2020. The reveal had gotten mixed reviews right after, and the video itself has quickly become the most disliked video on the Pokémon YouTube channel
Don't let that fool you though, as the game had been dowloaded over 9 million times on the Switch console by September 16th 2021, with more than 7.5 million pre-registrations on phones before its release on the mobile platform
Pokémon Unite had spent the last 2 months on Switch before its global release on Mobile too, reaching over 5 million downloads and stunning 4.6/5 from nearly 207 000 reviews. It is quite clear that even though it was predicted it wouldn't be too successful, it surely did manage to make a great performance just a few days after the release
Players are hyped up and are so far enjoying the game, at the moment with an impressive roster of 23 playable Pokémon and another one releasing next week on Wednesday. The game currently offers 5 different classes to play as - Attacker, usually a DPS or a burst character, Speedster, the high mobility and assassin class, All-Rounder, an overall balanced class with both solid defense and offense, Defender, the beefy tank class and lastly, Supporter, as the name suggests it's a class that has a lot of utility and support for their allies, be it healing or various buffs

Most Pokémon can also evolve while leveling up thanks to EXP that they get passively and by slaying other Pokémon. Usually there are 3 stages for those that can evolve. Leveling up also gives you important stats and also gives the option to completely change your starting ability and giving you your Ultimate a little later

Players can win the game by scoring in the designated goals and having a bigger amount of points than their opponent. Points that you use for scoring can be accumulated either by defeating their opponents, smaller AI-Controlled Pokémon or slaying huge bosses that also bring various buffs to their slayer's team along EXP. There is no set amount that you need to reach, so the more the better 
There also are 3 main modes along a training practice mode - Ranked, Standard and Quick. As of writing of this article, the Ranked mode currently consists of one single 5v5 two lane and jungle map and a few different ranks to climb through. Then there is the less-sweaty Standard mode that also consists of the same map as Ranked does as of now. Lastly, there is the Quick mode and likely my favorite for when you are on commute, are waiting in a line or are only taking a small break as it only takes 5 minutes to finish each - all of these maps are significantly different from the base ones and from each other. First there is Mer Stadium, which is a smaller 4v4 rework of the base map, then there is 4v4 Shivre in the icy-frost thematics and only one goal per each side. Then there is the last one, my favorite and certainly the brightest of them all - 3v3 Auroma park with lots of flowers and petals all around and, instead of being a diamond it's more of a square with conveyor belts all around

I've played a ton of this game recently, and you should too! So far it seems very interesting to me, and I'm really looking forward to new addtions of maps and Pokémon alike. Please share your thoughts on the game below! 
The game is available for both Android and iOS, so if you are tempted definitely try it out!
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