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The League of Monster Slayers

Global May the 1st be with you - a new(ish) LoMSGlobal Discord

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I did a spring cleaning and dusting in Discord LoMSGlobal. So far, some very basic changes that should reflect the present situation, and hopefully make our Discord abode more alive as it becomes less of an SWL exclusivity.

There are now separate categories for each game where Slayers abide, with the old Discussion category kept for general purposes, much as it's being used now. Each game has it's own text and voice chat where people can have game specific discussions, and of course officers can create new channels ad-hoc and as necessary.

The category Activities is meant for voice channels where you can drop a raid or dungeon in whatever game, as needed - much as we used to do in TeamSpeak. Officers can create new activity channels if there's too much of a crowd, but so far the half dozen there are should be more than enough.

There's a new role, Raid Lead, with Priority Speaker, to ensure whoever is herding cats can make their voice heard loud and clear. I also shook the tree...

Global LoMS and cookies, and the apocalypse

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You may see some changes in the website (and more to come). And coming soon changes in our Discord LoMSGlobal too.

We've been running a hard-scrabble existence in SWL until now. Not quite by other SWL cabals standards, but still, the number of active players had dwindled outside events. Until now. The world's situation has contributed to a gaming boom, and we see new players coming to SWL, and to LoMS, as we're still the best choice in the half-arsed cabal category. That means laid back, casual and cookies.

It has been a growth season for other games too, and quite a few Lomsers have migrated and founded LoMS organisations elsewhere - and where the games do not support massive groups, there's still LoMS equivalents (Symmetric, for example, has a server on Fallout 76).

We thought those other baby-LoMS, and all the new players looking for connection, would be better served by a more up-to-date website and discord channel, that actually reflected the needs of this migration...

Cabal numbers and purge

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It's been the case since a year or so that trying to open the cabal or the friends list ingame will freeze the game. MukYanChon posted a thread on this, and solutions: Friend/Cabal List Problems - this will fix problems for most

Still and all, problems apparently persist for some and it's been recommended cabals do not keep big membership rosters, effectively lowering the cap from 1k members to 500 or less. We do what we must and new players experience is paramount - we do want them to have the greatest experience and get hooked :D

We will start by purging all toons that haven't been played since 2018 (keeping those played since 2019). Of course we don't want to delete toons belonging to active members, but there's no way to tell which toon belongs to which member so: if you own a toon that hasn't been played for a long time, reply to this thread with the toon's name - or PM me with the toon's name if...

New Spring Officer

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We have a new Spring Department Head in SWL, a rare flower, MukYanChon (goes by sixofeight too). Welcome to your new corner office and Gratz!

Event Cabal Pride 2020

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As usual, we will be there, with as many people as possible. Cookies and silly drinks are de rigueur. Nothing advanced, just show the flag, dance on the piano and stand there looking good in our Monster Hunter outfit - fluffy animal slippers and fez optional.

There'll also be competitions - if there's interest in participating representing LoMS (I include here the regulars of LoMSGlobal chat, even if not officially in the cabal because, reasons), please post your interest downstream.

Beyond that, if anyone has any idea for putting together a spectacular, we'll do our best to support it :)

Autumn and new officers

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The game has been way down since a few months back - low population and it's reflected in LoMS active membership and chat. Still, there's new members coming in, and new players in SWL all the time. So I went and ninja-promoted a couple of good Lomsers and mates to help with herding cats:

@Trichelieu (EU-based), whom you may have seen around expounding on the wonders of cheese, and happily pounding away at Megabosses, once a week, for the benefit of our members and players at large.

Latest ninja-addition is @Unsafecrayon (East-coaster), who's been participating and helping out at any and all times, not just the East-coastish ones. They don't have a thing for cheese, that I know of. Maybe cider.

A New Year

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2018 has been tough for most everybody, and although we wiped epically a few times, maybe we now have our game in hand and 2019 will be only kittehs and fluffies for all <3

Through it all, LoMS is friends, our Secret Garden, our comfort zone. We have the bunny slippers, the Monster Hunter jacket could well be a ratty old bathrobe.

And LoMS abides.

We'll be here 2019, bashing mobs and baking cookies.

A Happy Happy, Happy New Year to you all!

Seven is a lucky number - New SWL Officers

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You’re all hired!

Welcome our new officers:

AlexJ
Elal
Winter Owl
Morganey
Antomas
Music
Ger

and Trichelieu
(edit by Bagofcats to add the lastest - but not leastest - of the mostest)

(I’ll log on after work today and do the rank 4 promotion things.)

Looking for new officers

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We need to fill some rank 4 spots in the cabal. No one could ever replace MadLyric but we can do our best to keep her fun, silly and friendly spirit alive in the LoMS.

So, I’m looking for at least 3, possibly 4, people to be officers. Global coverage would be ideal, especially Oceania and Asia coverage. So if you play in a time when most of us are asleep, don’t be shy.

Job Responsibilities: Enforcing the Code of Conduct, inviting new members, and occasionally kicking members who violate the Code of Conduct. And letting Beecher pick your brains when she's trying to make a decision.
Job Requirements: Be an easy going and helpful person. Experience with the cabal a plus. Don’t be a dick. (If a dick is nominated, Beecher will exercise her right as tyrant and void the nomination.)
Officers do not have to log on every day, but being on a few times a week is helpful. We all have real life responsibilities.
Self-nominations will not be accepted, so poke a friend to nominate you if you...

POE SWL Loms get ready

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Funcom have announced that all TSW accounts in good standing (or good sleeping)will get an Beta invite Today June 9th.
Check your emails and come to Beta.

The Headstart has also been Announced and is set for June 23rd, its time for old friends to re-unite against the tide of the filth.
Really looking forward to seeing many of you in game once more :)

To paraphrase Gibbs from NCIS, Lom's Grab your Gear

Global Code of Conduct

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Code of Conduct
Respect Others
All LoMS community members will at all times show respect to each other even if they do not share the same views. We do not tolerate rudeness or personal attacks of any kind either in-game or via these forums. If any player feels that another player has behaved badly towards them they should always contact a LoMS Officer or LoMS Leader privately and explain what happened.

Player Disputes
All LoMS community members are required to resolve any disputes with other players in private and in a mature way. There will be zero tolerance of any public disputes either in-game or via these forums. If players are unable to resolve a dispute privately then they should contact a LoMS Officer or LoMS Leader. Please remember we are team and should be working together!

Internal Behavior
The so called "drama queen" has no place in the LoMS community...

New to LoMS? Read me!

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How to become a Monster Slayer:
So you're looking to join us? Great! We have no formal application or recruitment process. Getting an invite is as simple as asking for one from one of our officers. Before requesting an invitation, please make sure you do the following:
  • Join the #LoMSGlobal channel: As a multi-faction cabal, we use this channel as our global chat channel. It's used for everything from organizing groups, discussing strategies, and simply chatting about cookies. To join the channel, just type /chat join lomsglobal in the chat window. Since SWL doesn't save the custom channels you've joined, we recommend downloading a script which will automatically join LoMSGlobal for you every time you log in. You can find the script here.
  • Read and agree to our Code of Conduct: LoMS is a fairly laid back cabal, but we do have a few rules that all members are...

Global Website Update & Changelog Thread

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EDIT: Cleaned up and merged all the threads for website changes, forum upgrades, etc. Any minor updates made to our website that don't add any new features will be posted here.
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