October: We’ve Got Your Six Event, Featuring Over 1 Million NX in Prizes

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The Community Ban List, in conjunction with Combat Arms Stratics, Combat Arms Forum, CLEAN, Legit Gaming Club, and LP Gamers, is scheduled to host a massiveCombat Arms event later this month. The “We’ve Got Your Six” will feature six separate events, over 1 million NX in prizes, and as many as 272 different chances to win.

The event is scheduled to take place on 19, 20, 21, and 27 October 2012. For complete details about the requirements, rules, event types, and more, see the official announcement on CBL Forums here.

CA Stratics Has a New Look!

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Stratics, network-wide, is migrating to a new theme.  We’ve just upgraded Combat Arms Stratics section.  What do you think?

Provide feedback on our forums or in the comments below.  Meanwhile, if you would like to see some of the other recently-converted Stratics portals, follow the links below.

Run Combat Arms Stratics!

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Combat Arms Stratics is searching for a new Managing Editor (ME) to take the helm. During my tenure as the CA Stratics ME, my staff and I have created a firm foundation of content, established relationships with the CA fansite community, and have especially sought to memorialize player-created content. As my responsibilities have expanded, it will soon be important for me to pass the torch to a new CA Stratics ME.

The role of the ME is not for the faint at heart, as it requires considerable time, ingenuity, and hard work. While we support MEs on a daily basis, they are ultimately responsible for the development of both their portal (content) and forums (community). This includes finding and hiring volunteer staff members. Fortunately, the advantages are also numerous: free hosting and support, an existing reader base, and the opportunity to garner acclaim within a given title. MEs are also eligible to receive 33% of any revenue generated by their portal.

Ideal applicants will possess the following traits:

  • 18-years-old or older
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Strong written communication
  • Willingness to partner with other community fansites
  • Leadership and vision to guide CA Stratics
  • CBL clean and verified
  • No experience with HTML or CSS is required

Upon selection, an applicant will undergo a trial period as the Assistant Managing Editor (AE).  To apply, please use the form in our Vacancies page here.

The Secret World Takes the In-Game Store to a New Level

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Due to popular request Funcom has taken their In-Game store to an out of game website. You can still take care of all of your shopping needs in game, but now you can also claim items by going to their out-of-game website.
Recently I requested a way to view the store items outside of the game. At the time, a friendly GM said this wasn’t possible. Well now it is! If you have an account you can leisurely flip through all the choices to spend your coins on.
A drop-down menu allows you to choose what character you’re claiming the items on, so you can even plan your The Secret World outfits during your lunch break at work if you desire!
Here is a screenshot I took from the webpage:

Here’s the Funcom Announcement:

We hope that you have had a chance to check out our in-game store service! The store had more than 600 items on offer at launch, and keeps on growing! Every week we have introduced new items and campaigns – and have several exciting new items and services coming in!

We do not sell items that gives you power in the game, but we sell fun stuff like fireworks and nice additions like social pets, cool titles and awesome clothing that you cannot find elsewhere in the game.

Last week we launched a fully new outfit – the “Original Gangster” look. Time to own the streets, no? In addition we have added several new color flavors of the Racing Jacket.

We have also opened an out-of-game Item Store! That’s right, you can now shop from wherever you are! When you purchase items in this store, the items will be waiting for you when you log in.

Note that we have unique daily and weekly offers – so check out the store often to see if you find that little extra to top off your time in The Secret World.

Server Update! August 16

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On August 16th, all Combat Arms servers will undergo a scheduled update. During this time, the monthly patch will be introduced and servers are scheduled to be down for around eight hours. This patch update is scheduled to start at 6:00AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) or 9:00AM Eastern Standard Time (EST), and end around 2:00PM PST or 5:00PM EST. We all look forward to returning to the battlefield so use this time to prepare!

In addition to this, the Oceanic server will also undergo patching. Players can expect their servers to go offline around 11:00 PM on August 16th and return on August 17th at 7:00 AM.

Timezones/Areas Start Times End Times
Pacific Time Zone 6:00 AM 2:00 PM
Central Time Zone 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
Eastern Time Zone 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Oceanic/Sydney 11:00 PM (Aug. 16) 7:00 AM (Aug. 17)

 

 

 

 

See you on the front lines.

 

Further information can be found here:

http://combatarms.nexon.net/News/View.aspx?boardNo=102&contentNo=00F7d

Weekend Sale & EXP/GP Bonus Event

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Today Nexon has released information on three special weekend sales and a bonus experience and GP event complementing their August Harvest celebration. For information on these events you can check below:

–Permanent Melee Weapons–

As a special sale, Nexon has released the Dom Pedro Sword and the Tracker Knife for PERMANENT Duration. If you are interested in purchasing one of these limited edition permanents for your character, then make sure to get them before Monday!

Dom Pedro Sword — 12,900 Nx

Tracker Knife — 12,900 Nx

 

–Buy One, Get One Free Sale–

This weekend only, when you purchase any head gear item, from the Black Market Nx shop, you will get a second one of the same type for free. What is even better about this is that the duration you purchased the original one for will be the duration of the second one. At no extra charge this is a serious sale to think about. Who wouldn’t want 180 days of Cyclops Bandanas?

 

–Mercenary/Character Change Bundle–

From now until Monday, when you purchase any 30-day mercenary from the Black Market you will also receive a Base Character Change at no additional cost! A 4,900 Nx item at no additional cost makes this another great sale to consider.

 

–August EXP/GP Bonus Event–

Throughout the weekend of August 10th – 12th, all Combat Arms servers will increase their EXP and GP payback by 50 percent! Make sure to be on this weekend and not miss out on this opportunity for some extreme matches.

 

Interested in any of these event sales? Well make sure to act soon for on Monday they disappear. Furthermore, don’t forget to keep logging in for your silver and gold log-in cases. There are only a few more days for this event and there are still many great prizes to gain from these and from the Roulette wheel. See you on the field.

Happy gaming.

 

Any additional information on these sales can be found here:

http://combatarms.nexon.net/News/View.aspx?boardNo=101&contentNo=00F6y

http://combatarms.nexon.net/News/View.aspx?boardNo=103&contentNo=00F6b

Conflicts Erupt in CA Commentator Community

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The Combat Arms YouTube commentator community has been disrupted by two separate conflicts involving public accusations of alleged misdeeds.  These unfortunate events erupted on the heels of unprecedented collaboration—namely, the two cross-channel series “All We Do is Win” and “The Tribunal.”

The earliest incident began when commentator ArcticDropshot announced the closure of his channel on Wednesday.  In the video, ArcticDropshot explained that he had recently received a second copyright strike, allegedly as a result of an intentional false claim.  The supposed complainant was affiliated with YouTube user ZOOMxClanBust, who appeared to confirm this notion by responding to the closure video, “Karma!”  The announcement initially blamed CombatArmsdotTV (CADT), FredSenare, and iCyberCA, but ArcticDropshot on his new channel Arctic1080p published a retraction, which limited the blame to CombatArmsdotTV.

In a written statement, CADT deflected the accusations, claiming instead that FredSenare was responsible for the false claim.  This is not the first time that CADT has been the subject of controversy.  In late May, CADT denied claims that he was also known as the Combat Arms player -Diamond_-, a former user of unauthorized cheat programs or “hacks.”  A month later, CADT reversed his position and admitted to the sordid past.  The admission seemed to resonate with fans: two weeks ago, he reached a major milestone of 2,700 subscribers.

Hours after the initial incident unfolded, a second controversy emerged when TouhouSniper98 published a video accusing fellow commentator TheKagaenBox of prematurely releasing a seven-part, cross-channel project known as “The Tribunal.”  The purpose of the project, according to TouhouSniper98, was for more popular directors to help encourage channel visits and subscriptions to the channels of less popular commentators.  The Tribunal: Part One was published on the channel of imhiLARRYous, who has over 6,000 subscribers.  This video would link to Part Two, featured on the channel of undercoverdudes; which would link to part three on TouhouSniper98; to part four on ArcticDropshot; to part five on 1stKaro365; to part six on TannerProduction; and to part seven on Shadolance1. (Note: TheKagaenBox may have been removed from this progression as a result of the controversy).  According to TouhouSniper98, before this project could unfold, TheKagaenBox released the project in its entirety, including all seven parts.  The video was public for approximately 30 minutes, according to TheKagaenBox, during which time it received approximately 100 views.

TheKagaenBox responded with a video admitting the mistake and explaining that, although he was aware of the staged release plan, he did not realize that it was firmly agreed upon.  He further explained that video creation is a profound source of happiness for him, and he sought reconciliation with the other directors.

Combat Arms Stratics’ Managing Editor, Syrus (IGN: FallonValor), has been a long-time subscriber to virtually every channel mentioned in this article.  We at CA Stratics hope that reconciliation will progress quickly, and that the spirit of collaboration that inspired “All We Do is Win” and “The Tribunal” will return to the YouTube commentator community.

Nexon Leaks New Map Photos, Holds Voting on Map Name

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Nexon lead photos of Combat Arms‘ (CA) newest map on Friday on the CA Facebook page. The map is set inside the walls of a prison. Based on the images provided, it appears that the map will feature at least three levels. These images may be viewed below. Meanwhile, Nexon has created a poll on Facebook where users can vote on the name of the new map. Users may select from the following options:

  • Death Row
  • Lockdown
  • Life Sentence
  • Jail Break
  • Firing Squad

“Death Row” is currently leading the poll with 54 votes. To cast your vote, visit the poll here.

 

 

Hot Shot Event – August 3rd

In celebration of the Olympics and the sense of pride they bring, Combat Arms has authorized another Hot Shot event. If you log into Combat Arms on August 3rd during the two hour period that this event is live, you will receive four 1-day patriotic caps for the following countries:

-The United States

-Canada

-Australia

-New Zealand

Furthermore, you will also receive one MYST-Papa supply crate that will contain one of many awesome rewards! Interested? Well this Hot Shot event isn’t just available to North American players, but as the masks suggest, will also be available to those in the oceanic area of the globe.

The times for the event is as follows; please take note that the event will take place on August 4th for those residing in the oceanic timezone (GMT+10):

Time Zone Event Starts Event Ends
Pacific Standard Time (PST) 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time (EST) 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Sydney Timezone (GMT+10) 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

Happy gaming.

 

More information on this article can be found here:

http://combatarms.nexon.net/News/View.aspx?boardNo=103&contentNo=00F5E

Summer Celebration Event – August Harvest

To celebrate the end of summer and the return of fall, Nexon has begun the August Harvest Event. Promising some big events, this fall celebration is off to a good start with the case log-in and roulette bonus events.

 

-Case Log-In Event:

—-Between August 1st and August 14th, every day you log into your account you will receive a silver case absolutely free of charge! These silver cases contain many great items and bonuses that are sure to make your night. If you log into the game a minimum of five times within a week, you will also receive a gold log-in case. This gold case is a step up from the already great prizes that can be found in the silver case and is sure to augment your character with some awesome gear!

-Roulette Bonus Event:

—-This roulette event is a bonus that Nexon has put out for those that finish their games and choose to try their hand at fate. From August 1st until August 7th, Respawn Tokens, Party Respawn Tokens, and the Tanker and Striker Mutagens will be added to the wheel in varying amounts. Don’t worry though, you will still be able to spin for all the other great prizes and those customization parts! Furthermore, we shall see what is available for this bonus on the 8th of August.

 

Right now these are the only two events that have had information released. Keep posted to the news boards and to Stratics for all of the latest news about the events and bonuses of this August Harvest celebration! More will be coming soon!

 

For more information, check out the Nexon article:

http://combatarms.nexon.net/News/View.aspx?boardNo=103&contentNo=00F54