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    1. Before I delve into my response to the points you've made, I would like to briefly acknowledge and thank you for taking the time to write up this thread in such a mature and constructive manner. As Altis Life is outside of my direct prerogative, I will only respond to your feedback pertaining to the community and events in general. The transparency and communication between the staff team and community has, I agree, been an area in which all departments could see some major improvement. While things are usually progressing well behind the scenes, I can see that updates on our progress aren't being made public and hence cultivating low morale among our players - this is something we will endeavour to work on. "The introduction of a dedicated social media/promotions team would be of great benefit, as it would be able to tap into the massive amounts of people on social media at any given time- and then spread the community name and servers to new and keen players looking to have a fun time." This is something that falls directly within the purview of the Community Team. Social media, as you have described, is a very powerful tool that when utilised correctly can greatly improve the efficacy of our marketing strategies. In recent times, our use has been limited for a number of reasons; As we have predominantly been an Arma 3 community, we have had little need to break outside our bubble. Players find us through the server browser and through word of mouth. Running giveaways on social media sites never really worked... folks usually don't like having to use their personal accounts to enter a giveaway. The majority of our regular players have discord and/or an account on the forums. Creating publications on these platforms is simply easier and provides us with greater control over the content. Maintaining 5+ social pages is a lot of work... These points aside, I am looking at revitalising our current social pages in the coming weeks to support our new prospective services such as Space Engineers and Rust. If you have any suggestions regarding what content is published, please hit me up in discord. We have a number of major changes coming to the forums and TeamSpeak soon as well; stay tuned. Podcast sounds awesome - I look forward to working on it with you as discussed in TeamSpeak. I am more than happy to discuss these points further or answer any questions you might have, just ask. I tend to float around in TeamSpeak most nights after 8/9PM AEST.
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      With each passing year, the shadows take their toll. But you remain. And so does hope for Middle-Earth.
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      Thanks @James32
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      Wasteland Update 5.2 Jets and Base Building Overhaul This update aims to address two core components of the Wasteland experience; base building, and CAS superiority. It is our hope that the following changes will create a fairer playing field while still supporting all play-styles and abilities. Without further adieu, here is the 5.2 changelog for your reading pleasure: Principal Additions and Changes: Added token reward for 50 AI kills Added New Roadblock missions that spawn over roads. Added Small and Large IEDs able to be purchased from gun stores. Added a larger variety of weapons to vehicle inventories Added Heli Pad and Boat Spawn to Camp Comms Vehicle Store. Added portable Quad Bike in Player Menu. Added New Building Supplies, including concrete bunkers. Added Rogue Admin mission for Senior staff to initiate to their discretion. Complete overhaul of Jet prices and armaments to encourage a more balanced play style. Modifications and Tweaks: Added functionality to sell the vehicle contents at the same time as selling the vehicle. Added several new towns, spawn points and territory capture points. Modified spawn weapon upgrade cost to 20 tokens. Modified spawn gear upgrade cost to 15 tokens. Modified the standard spawn gear a Level 1 Armour Vest and a Sting 9mm. Modified the token upgrade spawn gear to a Level 3 Armour Vest, Level 2 Armoured Helmet, and a SPAR-16 5.56mm. Modified the Rhino Tank cost to no longer include tokens Modified Radio Bags price to $50 rather than $500. Modified the Sandstorm MLRS re-arm cost $100'000 instead of $200'000. Modified Super Heavy Money Shipment spawn rate to be less likely than other Money Shipment types. Tweaked the money shipment vehicle spawns to reduce the chance of exploding on spawn. Tweaked the body de-spawn time to 10 minutes instead of 5 minutes. Tweaked Gun Store object spawns for static emplacements to more appropriate areas. Tweaked restart warnings and times altered to reflect new restart times (0100 AEDT, 1300 AEDT). Tweaked the location of the Nisi Bay personal storage crate out of the gun store zone. Tweaked Building Objects de-spawn timer to 7 days rather than 3. Removed all Transport Heli missions. Removed duplicate 'Tanoa' variants of vehicles removed from vehicle store. Removed token variant of T-140 Tank. Bug Fixes: World Objects at Stratis Airfield Gun Store now unable to be moved. Central Vehicle store Helicopter spawn moved to prevent exploding on spawn. Heavy Money Shipments altered to prevent all vehicles in convoy being Anti Air. World Objects at Central now unable to be moved. Blufor and Opfor no longer have group capacity limits. Fixed some general stores spawning objects in the wrong area. Vehicle spawns at Cape Cod moved to prevent spawning in Runway. Removed vehicles spawning at Air Station Mike and exploding. Fixed USS freedom vehicle spawn to prevent vehicles exploding on retrieval. Heavy Lifting edited to scale lift-able vehicles relative to size of helicopter. Please share your feedback with us, Wasteland Staff are contactable via Forums, Teamspeak, or StrayaGaming Discord in the Wasteland Channel. Thank-you to the Development Team, @Bad_Apl in particular, for their hard work over the Holiday Period. - Wasteland Team
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      I thought it would be a nice idea to create a thread for everyone to share some of their funny/memorable screenshots and video from I&A. Looking forward to seeing what you've got! This is what happens when the convoy crew gets bored... Taking @Dogofwar for a swim! @Noskire, @Humaine and I watching over the flock. @Noskire accidently creates something that probably should be in the upcoming Contact DLC. The other pads were taken apparently, so I had to share pad 3....
    6. Wasteland Bonanza Weekend & Giveaway To celebrate the servers recent milestone into the top #150 Arma 3 servers globally, there will be a 50% discount across all stores on Wasteland this weekend. That's right, 50% off everything. The discounts will run from Friday 1PM to 5AM Monday, giving all players an opportunity to jump on and splurge. On top of our store discounts, the Wasteland Team is giving away a combined prize pool of $10,000,000 and 50 tokens to 3 lucky wastelanders. 1st: $5,000,000 + 25 tokens 2nd: $3,000,000 + 15 tokens 3rd: $2,000,000 + 10 tokens To enter, all your need to do is reply with to this post with: "Money doesn't really matter when you have zeus" The giveaway will be drawn this Sunday the 12th, at 10PM. Good luck!
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      Thanks everyone for entering; here are the winners! @InfusedSilence 1st Place @Mr_Cuddles45 2nd Place @Fraz 3rd Place I will contact each of you tomorrow to arrange your prizes. Congratulations!
    8. StrayaGaming Community Team We're recruiting! The StrayaGaming Community Team plays an integral role in the development, maintenance and engagement of StrayaGaming's various services and platforms. This primarily consists of planning and running events, basic development tasks and maintaining StrayaGaming's presence on various social media platforms. As a member of the Community Team, you will be an important component that makes the StrayaGaming community so enjoyable, upholding StrayaGaming as the welcoming and enjoyable place that we all know and love. Promotional Pathways: The Community Team is an excellent stepping stone towards a number of other roles in the StrayaGaming staff team. Experience as an entry-level staffer will familiarize you with staff structure and organizational norms and practices. By demonstrating proficiency in satisfying the appointment requirements of the Community Team, it indicates to us your ability to function well in team based environments and aptitude in the use of various staff tools, giving you credentials for ascension to development and/or server moderation roles should you apply. If you're interested in applying for a position and believe you have met the requirements, please submit an application here. Have questions? Don't hesitate to flick me a message. @Joshua_
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      Wasteland Update 5.1 Rebalance and Rework We've been listening to your feedback following our Major 5.1 Update in December - here are the changes you asked for. Feature Changes: Food & Water has been introduced Dynamic Weather has been introduced Bug Fixes: Town Invasion at Cape Cod has been repositioned. Super Heavy Money mission commencing and completing immediately. Launcher Exploit has been amended. Kamino Boat Spawn has been repositioned next to the store. Destructable Stores have been fixed. Exploding Vehicles on spawn has been fixed. Moveable Map Buildings have been locked. Sniper Mission has been removed temporarily due to intermittent buggy spawns. Tweaks: Vehicle Spawns to not spawn on runways. Boulders at Nisi Bay Gunstore have been removed. Central Buildings have been reshuffled and the sniper towers numbered. Redundant Buildings have been removed at Central, Kamino, Jay Cove, Airstation Mike and Camp Maxwell. Super Heavy Money mission will always include an AA vehicle. Zone Names for several zones have been renamed. Agios Cephas Gun Store has been redesigned. Mortars Cost has been increased to $100,000 with a $25,000 rearm cost. OP Varients of the Blackfoot and Kajman have been increased to $150,000 and 2 tokens. Several small map changes in various areas to enhance combat. Thanks @LameSlayer for all your bug reports!
    10. The Holiday Season is upon us, and we have many exciting things planned for StrayaGaming this December! Starting today, we will be running the StrayaGaming Christmas Advent Calendar, filled with special events on all of our major services. For every event you participate in, you will gain 1 entry into our Christmas Raffle. CHRISTMAS RAFFLE PRIZES: There are THREE prizes to be drawn, and each event you participate in will give you ONE entry into the draw for each of them: First Draw: $50 Steam Gift Card, plus StrayaGaming Donator Perks on Altis Life, Invade & Annex and Wasteland servers for one month and a TeamSpeak Event Winner Tag. Second Draw: A 3 month Xbox game pass, 3 months' of Discord Nitro, StrayaGaming Donator Perks for a server of your choice for one month and a TeamSpeak Event Winner Tag. Third Draw: $20 Steam Gift Card and a TeamSpeak Event Winner tag. The draw will be held on Christmas Eve and the winners announced via our forum and Discord. THE EVENTS: There will be two events run on each of our major services this month for you to participate in (Altis Life, Wasteland, Invade & Annex and Space Engineers) during the Christmas Prize Draw Promotion: Wasteland The King of the Hill - Sunday 15th December The Wasteland Derby - Sunday 8th December Altis Life Storage Wars - Saturday 7th December Battle Of The Best - Sunday 22nd December Invade & Annex RHS Weekend - Saturday 14th &Sunday 15th December Hamburger Hill - Saturday 21st December Space Engineers Demolition Derby - Thursday 5th December T - Faction Wars - Thursday 19th December Information for each is available on our forum calendar here, and make sure to check the relevant discord server channels for updates and timing for each event. Good luck and have fun!
    11. First Place: @Ashes Second Place: @Pozzy Third Place: @RiseAvATAR Congratulations! I will contact each of you on the forums during the next few days to arrange your prizes. On behalf of the StrayaGaming Staff Team, I would like to wish all our community members a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year.
    12. Due to several unforseen staff absences, a number of AL and I&A events in our Christmas Advent Calendar have been postponed to a later date. To ensure everyone has an opportunity to enter our Christmas Raffle, I am opening up this post for everyone to enter. Here's a reminder of what prizes are up for grabs First Place: $50 Steam Gift Card, plus StrayaGaming Donator Perks on Altis Life, Invade & Annex and Wasteland servers for one month and a TeamSpeak Event Winner Tag. Second Place: A 3 month Xbox game pass, 3 months' of Discord Nitro, StrayaGaming Donator Perks for a server of your choice for one month and a TeamSpeak Event Winner Tag. Third Place: $20 Steam Gift Card and a TeamSpeak Event Winner tag. To enter the Christmas Raffle, simply react to this reply with We will draw the winners on Christmas Eve and announce the winners via the forums and discord. Good luck!
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      Major Wasteland Update 5.0 Revamp and Rebalance We've been listening to your feedback over the last few months - and changes are coming. We've been listening: Your discontent has been heard. You’ve told us: The server grind is far too intense and time consuming. Acquiring sufficient funds to play with high level gear and vehicles is not practical for average players with time constraints. There is no incentive to play cooperatively and it is not encouraged. A majority of players join the Independent faction and get annihilated by longstanding veterans who have accumulated capital giving them access to superior small arms and vehicles and can field them in greater numbers. The majority of combat is fought kilometers away by snipers in ghillie suits or jets with air-to-ground missiles. We're taking action: This afternoon, the server will be updated with a variety of new features and balancing changes to the server economy. Capture rewards for all zones have been increased Starting balance for new players has been increased Heavy lifting has been reintroduced Burying bodies has been reintroduced Independent group sizes have been restricted Extensive pricing balancing for vehicles, weapons and gear New vehicles, weapons and gear have been added Sniper nest mission has been added Super heavy money mission has been added !admin support feature has been added. Map changes based on feedback you gave has been made: Central has been revamped with unnecessary buildings being removed and a vehicle store added USS Freedom has been relocated back to the southern side of the island accessible by land Gun Stores have been given a facelift and decluttered Relocation of a number of stores to complement the new territorial layout What's in the pipeline: Moving forward into 2020, we plan to implement the following features and changes. Loyalty cash rewards for BLUFOR and OPFOR players Refreshed missions including the much requested Rogue Admin mission Cash rewards for reviving team members New virtual inventory items for base building and a deployable quadbike for quick getaways. Dynamic weather to add variety to the combat environment Food and water items to keep players moving around. Our vision for Wasteland: These changes will promote more territorial play between the BLUFOR and OPFOR factions by incentivizing zone contestion between factions and reducing the time required to source higher grade weapons and vehicles. Aforementioned changes reflect this vision in the rework of the map, delineating clearly two zones to encourage each side to control one of, capturing zones and constructing defenses around them, and then fighting over a reworked central zone with one of each type of store. Increased costs for first-rate aircraft means their acquisition will be more difficult and their loss more punishing. This combined with reduced launcher costs will create a more even playing field by allowing relatively affordable countervailing responses from either side in response to more expensive and lethal assets fielded by the other. Jets and ahelicopter gunships will retain power but not be able to attack without appreciable reprisal. Moving forward, the Wasteland Team will be running weekly server events to provide some variation in gameplay and inject some cash into the server economy. Full dev-blog can be found here.
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      WL KOTH

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      AL 40% Store Discount

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      AL Storage Wars

      This weekend on Saturday the 7th 5PM AEST we will be holding a storage wars event at the impound yard in Sydney. For this event you will need to be in TeamSpeak in the AL events channels 15 minutes prior to participating. The highest bidder will receive access to the contents of one of our many luxurious crates.
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      AL 40% Store Discount

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      AL 40% Store Discount

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      Christmas Raffle

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      AL Battle of the Best

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      I&A Hamburger Hill

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      SE Event (Modded)

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      I&A RHS Weekend

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