• People Come and Go...

    ...BUT KSI WILL NEVER DIE
    After over a decade of being around this community, a lot of things start to come into perspective. One of the sayings heard around KSI, even years ago, was "People come and go, but KSI will never die." 
    Seems kind of insensitive at first, doesn't it? After all, every person should matter. And they do. Every person has the ability to contribute great things to KSI and to better themselves through those efforts. But that's the thing, it's up to each individual to decide how much energy they want to put forth. And, in the end, if they want to depart from KSI, that's also their choice. 
    There is so much potential brimming in this community. People from literally all over the world and tons of skill sets take part in the various divisions. Thousands of people are bonding together, learning together, and gaming together. Those bonds can mean you make the best friends in your online life. And if one of them leaves, it can be really painful, more so than you'd think possible with this being an online community. Then you're faced with a decision to follow your friends out the door or stay and continue to push forward with KSI and make other friends. 
    Either way, KSI will survive to see another day, another month, another year. And, for the most part, the community will welcome back those who decided it wasn't for them at that point in time. They'll come back someday. Or they won't. But KSI will never die. 
     
     
     

    Community Focus: Lost Empire

    Community Focus: Lost Empire
    By: Chaoticz
    News Team Writer
     

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    Guess who’s back… back again? Lost Empire’s back! Tell a friend…
    For those who did not hear, very recently Lost Empire was revived from the ashes of KSI History. LE was a division many years ago, a flagship division of sorts at its time. They are back once again and with some familiar faces!
    Lost Empire is an old division, but just how old are they?
    GIVEAWAY TIME! Comment below what year LE was first created; the first person with the correct answer wins a 14 day Xbox Live Gold Code.
    Originally created by KSI Legacy 7, Lost Empire was not a split division; divisions started from scratch were not uncommon in this time and Lost Empire proved that it works. Throughout the many years that LE existed many leaders were created - KSI TEX 7, J3xRG, KSI JO3 7, KSI Lil Cutie, KSI Truth 7, and KSI CadJuice 7, to name a few. KSI Legacy 7 eventually moved on to become a Co-Creator.
    KSI TEX 7 was one of many legends in the making who started out in Lost Empire. Recruited into Sparta LE in 2006, TEX eventually moved up to as high as Director. She was either in or over: Lost Empire {LE}, UnderGround {UG}, Most Wanted {MW}, Elite Unit {EU}, and Krime Syndicate {KS}, contributing to the builds of each division. TEX was described as being a very respected and strong female figure in KSI. In the Web Operations side of KSI, TEX also achieved the following: Chief Information Specialist {CIS}{2011}, Chief Advisor {CA}{2009-2011}, Chief Operations Officer {COO}{Date Unknown}, and Information Officer {IO}{2009}.
    In the history of Lost Empire, there was a consistent pattern of squads being closed, then reopened, then closed, etc. This therefore, has resulted in not too many squads existing in Lost Empire’s history. Squads that have previously existed in Lost Empire are as follows:
     
    Aztec
    Maya
    Pompeii
    Rome
    Vanguard
    Athens
    Sparta
    Mongol
    Atlantis
    Olympus
    Babylon
    Greek
    Troy
     
    Where did it all go wrong? What happened to Lost Empire? As far as history shows, Lost Empire was one of many divisions that departed KSI Global in 2011 when KSI FuzzyMeeps 7 created his alternate KSI gaming community, more commonly known as “.org”, in reference to their website ksiglobal.org which contrasts to our website ksiglobal.com. As to what happened to Lost Empire over there, we don’t know the details, simply that it failed and eventually died off.
    However, Lost Empire is back and kicking a**, but where exactly did it come from and who is in charge?
    Lost Empire in this current day has four squads. Atlantis, Rome, Knightswatch, and Sentinel -  Rome and Atlantis being squads in the previous Lost Empire. -  Lost Empire is a mixture of both Final Reality {FR} and Twisted Reality {TR} squads.
    Final Reality, a division of people that up until being shut down were dealing with some struggles; Twisted Reality, a major flagship division in KSI currently, put their heads together for a solution.
    Twisted Reality sent one squad - Light {a Destiny squad}, which was ready to split. - KSI Spoonz, General of Light TR, split his squad and created Knightswatch whilst renaming Light to Rome. Final Reality sent its remaining squad Supreme {a BO3 squad} over, which was renamed to Atlantis upon creation of the division. Sentinel {a Destiny, CoD, and For Honor squad} is a PlayStation 4 squad within Lost Empire which consists of the remaining members from the division Blades of the Eternal, which until its recent shut down was the sole PS4 division of KSI.
    KSI Mizz Airy 7, - Co-Founder over: Light, Chronos, Valenwood, and Darkness -  within Twisted Reality, was promoted to Founder over Lost Empire. LE’s two Co-Founders are: KSI Bojangles 7 {Over Atlantis} and KSI Spoonz {Over Sentinel, Rome, and Knightswatch}.
    I asked Mizz Airry 7 how she felt about bringing back old divisions in KSI, she replied, “I love the idea of resurrecting some of the old flagship divisions because it restores a sense of our history and identity as KSI.”
    “I also want to highlight how new and old can come together to bring KSI back to the forefront of gaming and create an environment that will set the foundation for the next generation.”
    In KSI we have leaders and members from all sorts of old divisions. However, we have very few LE ‘oldies’ still in our midst. KSI Stylez, KSI Anatomy 7, and KSI Anubis 7 are some of the few that remain.
    KSI Anubis 7 had something to say when I asked him about Lost Empire, New vs Old, “It's a great idea! Veterans like myself know KSI from their old divisions especially the old flagship divisions. Those divisions are what made KSI great with the people in them. It's nice to see them return. I would like to see more return so that the new members can be a part of the history these divisions have. LE holds a dear place in my heart it's where I started and I want to be here when I retire.”
    KSI Anubis 7 was in Lost Empire nearly 10 years ago; he will get to experience the new Lost Empire whilst comparing it to his old experience. In one word, Anubis described Lost Empire as “Memorable”.. A division where he was able to grow as a leader up to the point of Division Leader. Now sitting as Rome LE General, I have no doubt that Anubis will make it to the top again.
    Everyone's least favorite User Support Admin, Anatomy 7 was even in Lost Empire! As stated in his history topic, Anatomy and his best friend at the time KSI Ranger 14 illegally transferred to Sparta LE, - which at the time was a dead squad that someone had brought back without notifying leadership. -  Anatomy 7 was a 3LT at the time before he was then found out in regards to his illegal transfer; KSI Chaos 7 transferred him back to Last Strike {LS} and mercifully avoided a DNH.
    Together with the current leadership and the history of the old leadership, KSI Mizz Airy 7 and her team will make Lost Empire greater than it previously was!
    I interviewed KSI Silvu 7, - previously Director of Twisted Reality {TR} and Final Reality {FR} - , but now Director over Loster Empire {LE} and Twisted Reality {TR};
    Q: “What is your opinion on bringing back old divisions from KSI’s history?”
    A: “I think that bringing back some of the older divisions is a great idea, it allows members to experience some of the history of KSI and get to grips with the legacy which we have.”
    Q: “What are your goals for Lost Empire as a Director?”
    A: “I think that moving forward there are a couple of goals which I would like to see achieved: firstly is a growth which is steady and well managed coupled with training that will see some of the future leaders of KSI blossom and come into their own. I’m also looking forward to seeing regular game nights and social aspects so we can really enjoy what matters most here at KSI. having fun.”
    Q: “Are there any current leaders or upcoming leaders in Lost Empire you would like to give a shout out to?”
    A: “I could go on for hours as there is a whole host of great people in LE that deserve to be mentioned but I will limit myself. First is KSI Mizz Airy, she’s the founder leading the way in LE, and with a wealth of experience she really has the skill set to take these guys straight to the top of the pack. Second is KSI Spoonz, I haven’t had the most to do with Spoonz but when I have been around him I could instantly tell that he has a lot of energy and some great ideas, a real force to be reckoned with. Last but certainly not least is KSI Beat 7, Beat is a guy that you can easily approach when you have a problem, he’s a natural leader and I expect we will see some great things from him in the future.”
    There you have it. Look out for Lost Empire in lobbies and parties, they are going to be a strong force.
    For nostalgia sake, below are old Lost Empire forums banners:
     

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    March 2017 Of The Month AAP Winners

    March 2017 Of The Month AAP Winners

     
    “What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.” 
    ― Norman Vincent Peale
     
    The March Of The Month Winners are in! March was a great month full of great achievement, teamwork, leadership, and gaming. Listed below are the elite members of their designated rank, team, and/or position. Congratulations to all, no matter what rank, no matter what division, you have helped make this community stronger. If you did not win this time round, you and only you can make it possible next time round. In the words of Norman Vincent Peale, if you desire something and work hard enough for it, you can achieve it.
     
    Senior Leader of the Month
    KSI BIGG PAPA 7, Senior Director
     
    Director of the Month
    KSI Cali 7, RD, SR
     
    Division Leader of the Month
    KSI HUCKLEBERRY 7, Synthetic Reality {SR}
     
    Co-Division Leader of the Month
    KSI MacTheRipper 7, Reality Dynasty {RD}
     
    Founder of the Month
    KSI Red Fox 7, Twisted Reality {TR}
     
    Co-Founder of the Month
    KSI ZEUSWRATH, Reality Dynasty {RD}
     
    General of the Month
    KSI Ezekiel UD, Reality Dynasty {RD}
     
    Officer of the Month
    KSI Sou1Gamer, Reality Dynasty {RD}
     
    Member of the Month
    KSI Bruin, Synthetic Reality {SR}
     
    Global Member of the Month
    KSI Xiledxsokarx, Synthetic Reality {SR}
     
    Forums Staff of the Month
    KSI Anatomy 7, User Support Administrator
     
    Streamer of the Month
    KSI Dr Wobbles, Twisted Reality {TR}

    KSI Plays - Mass Effect: Andromeda

    KSI PLAYS
    Mass Effect: Andromeda
    The year is 2819, and Ryder has awoken in a new galaxy after a 600-year journey from the Milky Way. Ryder is aboard the human Ark called the Hyperion on the way to a central station called the Nexus which awaits the arrival of the Asari, Salarian, and Turian Arks as well. Upon first awakening, the feeling is excitement, anticipation of a new life, a new system to explore as part of the Pathfinder's team. Never mind that the Pathfinder is dear old dad. However, when they arrive on the first planet, it becomes quite obvious that this is not the world they were expecting. Ryder is then left to forge a way through new enemies, new environments, and new challenges to find new homes for thousands. 

    After five years of anticipation, multiple delayed releases, the game finally came out on March 21, 2017. Several of the original trilogy's team members contributed to the project, trying to recreate the aspects that players loved but in a new approach - exploration, rather than war. There were huge expectations for the game, and some need for the redemption of the original ending of Mass Effect 3. So the question stands, how does it stack up? 

    "The game is solid," says UnearthlyNave (Private), "Very well written story [with] in-depth characters and detailed planets to explore." There seemed to be a consensus among surveyed members that the animation could use some improvements, even after the recent patch that was supposed to fix some of the problems. Conversely, the introduction of new species helped offset some of those disappointing features. 

    Although the new characters on the Pathfinder team have their own unique stories and styles, KSI YinKo (Sergeant) says, "...to be honest, the characters don't stand out except for PeeBee. She kind of does, but no one like Garrus or Liara or the others." This seems to be a generally common opinion. The missions can be fun, and some even tug on the heartstrings a little bit, but it still can't quite compare to the connection felt with the original Normandy crew. 

    In addition to a very lengthy campaign, the game features a multiplayer option similar to that of Mass Effect 3 but with smoother gameplay and a variety of new weapons and the return of some old favorites. The skill leveling system is also close to the way it was but with the slight change of the profile system. Rather than being locked into the Biotic, Tech, or Combat role, Ryder can swap between play styles depending on the specs desired. For the most part, it would seem that Bioware made changes where they needed to in order to make Andromeda a new entity within the old beloved universe. 
     

    March 2017 'of the Month' Awards - Nominations Open

    March 2017 'of the Month Awards'
    "Of the Month" awards are now open! For those unfamiliar with the program, this is the time where we can recognize all the great work our fellow KSI brethren have done over the past several weeks. Each member nominated should take pride in how their peers see their dedication to the community every day.
      Remember, you can nominate as many categories as you like, but keep it to one person per category. Also, self-nominations do not count. Be sure to include the reason for nomination! Don't forget that a member can win more than once giving that member a Silver, Gold, or Platinum level of that award. The following ranks are being awarded for this month's "Of the Month" awards.   Note: All nominees must have held the position of the nominated award for at least 14 days of the month of March 2017   Clan Ops Senior Leader of the Month (Senior Director and higher) Director of the Month Division Leader of the Month Co-Division Leader of the Month Founder of the Month Co-Founder of the Month General of the Month Officer of the Month (LT - Major) Member of the Month (Any rank) Global Member of the Month (Any Rank)   Web Ops Forums Staff of the Month Streamer of the Month     All voting will end on April 8th at midnight PST. All winners will be posted on April 10th by midnight. Please use the following form and post it as a reply to this topic. Please fill out ALL required information and give valid reasons why you are nominating a member. Any vote without a reason or the form below filled out will not be counted.   Name: (Member/Squad/Division of the person you are nominating)   Award: (The award you are nominating this person for)   Reason: (Please give reasons to why this person is deserving of the award you are nominating them for)

    Scavenger Hunt 11 - Halo It Up!

    Scavenger Hunt 11
    Here it is everyone!!! You all have until Friday 12am eastern time to answer the questions, the winner will be announced on Saturday. Remember no peeking at others answers and no asking team members for the answers. The person who answers all 8 questions correctly wins, if you win 4 hunts in a row you win a forums award called winner winner, chicken dinner. Good luck everyone!!!!
    Blast from the past....
    Q. In what year did the first Halo game get released?
    Q. What Halo game was the first to be played in KSI? 
    Who's who....
    Q. Owned by Microsoft this company created the Halo series, who is it?
    Q.A fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe, who is it?
    Where are we.....
    Q. This was the first battleground when the Covenant declared war on humanity, what is the name?
    Q.In Halo 3 what was the name of the place that was in ruins?
    Last but not least......
    Q.What is the best selling Halo Game to ever be sold?
    Q.When did Halo first start development?

    February 2017 Of The Month AAP Winner

    February 2017 Of The Month AAP Winners

     
    Senior Leader of the Month
    KSI BIGG PAPA 7
     
    Director of the Month
    KSI Cali 7, RD, FR
     
    Division Leader of the Month
    KSI N3XUS 7, Twisted Reality {TR}
     
    Co-Division Leader of the Month
    KSI FinalFlash 7, Final Realty {FR}
     
    Founder of the Month
    KSI Red Fox 7, Twisted Reality {TR}
     
    Co-Founder of the Month
    KSI Dee Bull 7, Twisted Reality {TR}
     
    General of the Month
    KSI QueenPink 7, Synthetic Reality {SR}
     
    Officer of the Month
    KSI Chaoticz, Hell Fire {HF}
     
    Member of the Month
    KSI Chroma, Hell Fire {HF}
     
    Global Member of the Month
    KSI Jay Fox, Twisted Reality {TR}
     
    Forums Staff of the Month
    KSI Nex Addo, Web Ops Director
     
    Streamer of the Month
    KSI Devil Cat 7, Hell Fire {HF}
     

    Guardians of the Galaxy Game News

    Guardians of the Galaxy Game News  
    By: KSI SugarMama 7 News Team Writer  
     
    It's no secret - Director of Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann was talking about their new release for this year, Guardians of the Galaxy. Though there isn't an exact release date yet. The game is in the works to come out for consoles and PC.  
    The word on the street is that the game will come out episodically, as the creators want to focus more on each character. They are world building the marvel way and answering questions for each character such as, who are they? what do they want?, how are they family?, and what could tear that family apart?
     
    Seems like Telltale will use the same comic book inspired games such as Batman- The Telltale Series. Which focuses on the characters action sequence.
     
    Guardians of the Galaxy is a five-part adventure, that will also have a season pass disc when released.
     
    It's been said, Telltale's Co-founder and CEO Kevin Bruner, said the full-on sci-fi action-adventure of the Guardians provides a satisfying space to explore through Telltale's unique style of interactive storytelling. He also revealed that the players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes and take the pilots seat in directing their escapades around the universe.  
     
    Another hype for Guardians of the Galaxy is the new attraction they are working on in Disney California Adventure park. This was announced at San Diego's comic con.  
    The new attraction will be open to the public this summer of 2017. It will appear as Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, a high energy rocking new adventure.  
    Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a hilarious adventure as they join Rocket to help break out his fellow Guardians from captivity.
     
    This new attraction will keep a broader universe of Super Heroes, which will grow over time at Disney. The new attraction will be where the structure that is currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which is scheduled to close early 2017 if it hasn't already.
     
    Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will be enhancing a breathtaking free-fall sensation and turning it into an all-new visual and audio effects to make a variety of ride experiences.     Attraction goers will experience a unique ride that profiles the rise and fall of the gantry lift that will rock to the beat of the soundtrack inspired by the popular film.  
    For those who are traveling on vacation this summer to California check out the new attraction that will be open for the first time ever at Guardians of the Galaxy mission: Breakout! Let's not forget the game that will be released this year in episodes on consoles and PC Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Little bit of paint, php, & some love

    We are back online! I hope you are as excited as we are. We have made some big changes that will take a bit of time to get accustomed to. We still have a bunch of things we want to add to make the site even better for you, the community!
     
    If you see any problems or have questions please let us know