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  1. 7 points
    As many of you know there has been a lot of information flying around lately. I just want to set the record straight so we are all on the same page. 1. This website has always been home to the one true KSI. 2. It will continue to do so. 3. I am and have always been the highest ranking KSI member still around for at least 8 years. 4. We will continue to run KSI now and forever 5. Those that want to stay apart of KSI are more than welcome to, those that want to leave with BT are more than welcome to( no hard feelings ). More details will be announced shortly -KSI JT 7 aka jtthemarine aka R00t Da3m0n Creator since 2003
  2. 6 points
    What Does KSI Mean to You? By: Frostiie Writer Knowledge, Strength, and Integrity. Three word's that mean a whole lot to the members of KSI Global Gaming. Whether you are new to the family or an old head of the community, KSI seems to attract many gamers over multiple platforms. KSI is a great online based gaming community where gamers can explore their own interests and discover new people who have the same interest who you can hang out with. (KSI is a lot like a Family and we enjoy hanging out with each other; Its a place to come and have fun. -KSI Migraine 7). In KSI we are all about making memories with each other and having a good time. Since 2003 KSI Has been giving gamers a good time with a friendly environment. (KSI Halo 2 Custom Games were so fun. I would be at my friend's house playing on his Xbox with KSI and my parents would call me asking where I was and I would say I'm on my way. Two hours go by and they would call again I would say I'm on my way. By this time it would be 11pm on a school night and they would come get me p***ed off but I could not put down the controller. -KSI CurlyFry). Now I personally thought this was so funny because I can remember myself doing close to the same exact thing on Modern Warfare 3 Myself. Now KSI is not only about gaming, this online gaming community offers positions in GFX Design, Productions, and much more on the forums which allow you to explore and perfect different skills of interest. With programs like the gamer pic request on the GFX sub-forum or KSI live streaming to Twitch that any member can sign up to do really gives you the chance to practice and hone your skills. Web Ops has played a huge step in me discovering who I am and what some interest I like that I feel like without it I would never of known. KSI does seem to have a huge impact on players (Since being in KSI the influence of KSI has grown tremendously than what I thought it was originally going to be like. -KSI ClaiireBear. I can relate as i have seen it in members myself. With being a Family/Friendly oriented type of community people tend to grow bonds with each other and start to trust and understand one another. But we do have to make sure we have the Knowledge to keep moving in a positive direction, the Strength to be there for one another and the Integrity to stand by each other in our community. KSI means a great deal to me and I know it means a great deal to my fellow member's so let's keep up what we are doing and remember to have fun gaming together.
  3. 6 points
    I didn't want to beat around the bush with this or play for suspense. As the title of the article says, I will be officially retiring in May 2019 and will not be seeking re-election for Executive Director. I have been apart of this community in some capacity for a little over 12 years. It's been one hell of ride. I have gained so much from this community and it's members over the years. So much so that I can honestly say that KSI has played a huge role in developing me into the person I am and the leader I am in the real world. In my time I've established friendships that have lasted for more than a decade and have had the privilege to work with some of the best leaders this community has ever seen. From being a General in Homicide SS, to being Executive Director KSI has helped me create memories and lessons that I will carry with me through the rest of my life. KSI has also been there for me in some pretty dark points in my life, and to be able to rely on my friends and fellow members during those periods is a gift I'll never be able to truly pay back. This community has been my home since I first got an original X-Box and it gave me the best possible gaming experience I can ask for. Prior to this re-build JT, Poot and I had a very defined vision of what we wanted this community to be. It was finally my chance to make KSI the community it always had the potential to be. We wanted a community that was as drama free as possible, a relaxed and enjoyable environment for our members, a leadership base that reflected all the great qualities a leader should have, quality over quantity and putting our people in the best spot for them to succeed and by extension putting the community in the best position to succeed. We had a few stumbles out of the gate as we tried to get our bearings. There was a period where we thought we were just going to be the harbingers of another stagnate, failed era. 8 months in and that could be further from the truth. With the amazing level of hard work from the Board, Elderpoot, Division and Department Leadership and the member base, KSI is more than on it's way to enjoying the greatest era in our history. Drama is practically non-existent when compared to prior generations. We have a group of leaders that are everything we look for in a new wave of innovative leadership. Our member count continues to grow without sacrificing quality. We have cultivated an environment that encourages hard work and drive from our leaders and members as well as maintaining a positive gaming experience for everyone in KSI. It is because of all these things, and more, that I feel comfortable to finally retire for good. The community is in great and capable hands. Our future is bright thanks to all the members and leaders that are in place. Our success isn't dependent on any one person, but rather dependent on all of you guys working together for the same goals. I just think it's time for me to step back and not get in the way of the new generation of membership. We need leaders at the top that still have that fire to be the best they can possibly be strictly because they want to see this community grow and not because they care about titles or power. I will be nominating KSI Elderpooter 7 as my replacement for Executive Director. The Board will vote on the this in May and I have full confidence that Pooter will be this communities next top guy. You gals and guys couldn't ask for a better candidate. Poot has almost single handedly represented the Senior Leadership of KSI and has done so flawlessly. His vision for KSI is even greater than mine. He has seen our potential and over the past couple months has moved heaven and earth to put us in our current position. He will continue to be one of the major factors of our continued success. There's not one other person that I would entrust this community to and KSI is in great hands with Poot at the helm. It's been fun guys, KSI Kered 7
  4. 6 points
    Alright, guys, PubG was released on Xbox One as a game preview on December 12th, and there has been a lot of comparisons between it and Fortnite. I am here to give my opinion on both and compare the two. Both Fortnite and PubG are great games, but there are a couple of differences between the two that can make a difference in which game you prefer. So, talking about PubG, it has been a long awaited game for Xbox One gamers, and I have to say it is a little different than most games in regards to controls. The controls seem a little sluggish, but what can you expect from a game that is currently in a Beta stage for the console. One thing they do have is the ability to add attachments to the guns you pick up, I like the ability to add a scope and barrel to an assault rifle. There are also vehicles around the map that you can use to get yourself to locations faster. As it is only a 30fps game, unless you are on the Xbox One X in which case it is 60fps, it may not be the best in terms in regards to graphics. I do think it is a great game, but it has a couple quirks that need to be adjusted especially the controls. Now when comparing Fortnite to PubG, there are a couple of differences that make each game unique in their own aspects. In Fortnite, you have the ability to build yourself cover and give yourself or your team an edge over the opposition. In PubG, you have to use the cover you can find, so you must be more careful when you are running around collecting loot. PubG on the other hand, allows you to have a scope, while in Fortnite you must have a sniper or marksman rifle in scope. In Fortnite you have rarities which determine the damage, but comparing that to PubG, some guns cause more DPS than others. All said and done, I think both are great games but are played with different mindsets and tactics. With PubG, I see it being more tactical. When do I look from the cover? Do I use single shot or full auto? With Fortnite, I see it being more strategic. Do I build a little base here? Do I pick this fight? Granted both games are strategic and tactical, I see one leaning a little more to one side than the other. Keep in mind this is all opinionated so don’t count one game out completely based solely on my opinion.
  5. 6 points
    "KSI In Real Life" By: KSI Mizz Airy When you spend so much time with people online, talking to them, teaching them, learning from them, it's amazing how easily those bonds can translate over to real life as well! A week ago, I returned from an awesome trip where I had the absolute pleasure of meeting some members of LE and seeing a couple of former SO members again. The six people I was able to see not only reminded me of how KSI can do more than just teach lifelong skills, but it can build lifelong friendships. I started by going to Houston, TX, and meeting Shayzerbeam, a Private in Avalon LE, while I killed some time before my flight to Pennsylvania. She was incredible to get to know! Having only ever talked to her on the Discord server before, it was really cool how easy she was to get along with. Within a very short time, she showed me just how much she cared about her friends and fellow members. I enjoyed my short time with her so much, that I saw her again on the way back, and by that point, it felt like I'd known her for much much longer. Upon arriving in Pittsburgh, PA, I drove up to stay with KSI MercysAngel, the squad leader of Avalon LE. She and I have been friends for a few months online. We have worked out together and talked about things ranging from her native Texan life to kids and, of course, Destiny. Her family welcomed me very warmly, and they were a blast to hang out with. Cards Against Humanity will never be the same! Mercy then accompanied me for the four hour drive to where KSI Mr Miagi and KSI BlazeDaily7, Co-Founder and Co-Division Leader of LE, respectively, live. Prior to this trip, Mercy had hardly ever talked to them. My history with them goes back a lot farther, though. They were recruited into Empire RD when KSI DoubleOh and I were getting ready to split into Cerberus RD back in 2015. All three of them were new to Destiny, and it was a lot of fun getting to play with the "KinderGuardians". To fast-forward about 18 months, Blaze and Miagi were two of the very first members of Darkness TR, the squad that would eventually execute the first successful Destiny split in KSI. That kind of bond (building something and seeing the continued results of those efforts much further down the line) is something special in and of itself. And from the moment we met at the bar, you'd have never guessed it was our first time meeting. (By the way, Blaze is the master of darts, but sprinklers are not his friends. And Miagi is the master of bouncing darts.) What's more, though, I got to see the body language for the first time of how these three reacted when speaking about KSI matters. I was really moved by how evident it is that they really care for the efforts they and the other LE members put into making the division function day-to-day. The next day, following an adventurous lunch with Mercy (duck was involved), Miagi joined us in doing an escape room challenge with a former member of the Special Ops Division (2007), KSI Moos3, as well as a couple of his friends. Teamwork won out in the end, and we escaped the serial killer with barely a couple of minutes to spare! After lunch with Moos3 and another former member and very dear friend, KSI Templar EK, Mercy and I started the journey back. For the past week, I've been holding onto that amazing, light feeling from my long weekend away. These men and women who I have known ranging from 10 years to just a few weeks reminded me what incredible bonds can be built, in game and out. Pennsylvania was beautiful, but it was this group that made the trip one of the best weekends of my adult life. Thank you, all, for your kind hospitality and even more so for your great friendship.
  6. 6 points
    Knowledge, Strength, Integrity. These are the traits and qualities we look for in our members, to develop them further, and to construct a community together. It is about more than just gaming. For nearly 15 years, we have aimed to build upon life skills, technical abilities, and lifelong friendships. Leadership is important, but even more than that, KSI is about teamwork. Conflict resolution, understanding different ideals and motivations, and setting aside differences for a common goal are all essential to the efforts we put forth to build our squads, divisions, and departments. Members develop incredible team-building and leadership abilities through the efforts they put into making KSI the long-lasting community it has become. There are several opportunities for members to learn new technical skills as well. KSI offers the chance to take part in our various web operations departments to learn journalism, graphic design, video editing, and more. Members voluntarily dedicate their time to learning these skills and teaching others to better their abilities and explore their options. These chances to try something new and master a skill have resulted in revealing new hobbies and even career paths for KSI members. We strive to uphold a work hard, play hard mentality. When building with other people, seeing the resulting efforts being a creation previously undreamt of, strong bonds are formed between people. These ties become friendships that can last for decades, as many KSI members can attest to. The community becomes something guaranteed that people can fall back on and know that they have the support of someone, whether that member is in the next town over or across the ocean. KSI is, and always will be, a community by gamers, for gamers.
  7. 6 points
    Dear KSI, When I first met you, I didn’t know what to think. I had been on Xbox Live since Call of Duty 3 and never thought of joining a clan before. I had 5 friends who I gamed with every day; we were COD Pubstompers and were content with getting on and immediately disappearing into a party together for hours each day. I received messages throughout the years - DHG, XGC, a slew of small upstarts. At the time, I was settled in my place with the friends I had. As time went on, my friends’ schedules changed. Some of them got off way too early for my work schedule, and I found myself riding solo a lot until I was hit up by a KSI member on Modern Warfare 2 who sent me a similar generic message post game. I’d dismissed the idea in the past, but there I was in a position where my routine had been disrupted and figured maybe it was time to try something new. I sent him a message back, joined a party and went through the recruitment process. I was placed in Ancient Armada, Sigma Squad. I met a few people here and there but stayed close with my recruiter. He was a good talker, knew a lot about KSI and had this motivational knack to him. I stayed for about 6-7 months then had my final year at University to deal with. I heard a lot of stuff happened a few months after I left so I figured when the time was right I would rejoin you. That took about 2 years to happen, during which I dabbled a bit in a smaller clan before being prompted to rejoin you with my initial recruiter. We had just reopened a division AD (After Death), and I was put in Oblivion as a Sergeant to start, which quickly turned to Lieutenant 2 weeks later after I had shaken off my rust. From there, I was pushed to General after the loss of our entire officer staff. With no idea what I was doing initially, I used communication, asked questions, and had a sense of pride in succeeding that quickly showed me that the possibility of being a leader here was real. When I joined, I thought I would never reach that echelon…this place was “too big and too vast to notice me”. I had a lot of time on my hands while I was recovering from some problems and limited to my house for at least 2 months. You kept me distracted, gave me a home, gave me redemption in a sense that traveled into my real life. I chose to pursue that “impossible task” I felt was at hand. That motivation made me want to learn as much as I possibly could, not just from leaders, but from members that I interacted with daily. I stayed passionate about what I learned from rebuilding that squad, and I tried to make sure everyone mattered below me. Soon I was travelling upward to Founder, Co-Division Leader, Division Leader. I poured my heart into this place and truly felt like I was making a difference, teaching people to find potential they never knew existed. I made my goal to show everyone I encountered just how amazing you have been to me. I’ve found myself on the wrong side of people’s pasts, found adversity since the moment I felt the pressure of a squad that needed me to succeed. I found those impossible ranks and none of it was easy, I was judged by who recruited me, I was underestimated on a consistent basis…I still am. By people that lost their purpose here years ago, people that left and let power, rank, influence corrupt the true meaning behind why we do this. I never let it stop me, I never once let myself see the point of view of those people. I stayed true to you and the people that inhabit this place, I have peers that encourage me and see how much I care. I promise you that no title or rank here will ever turn me away from the purpose of holding it, and I am sure every Senior Leader of this community can attest to the same. Education will always come before politics, and the members will always supersede my personal feelings. People count on me every day to teach them new things, show them the road I took to be who I am now…and I promise you I won’t let them down. That no matter what I am labeled, how am I judged or what is assumed of me that you will know, the members will know and I will know that I never stopped being that General who thought it was impossible to ever be noticed here. It makes me respect the titles I hold, makes me realize that the fabric of what this place is will always be bigger than myself. Even if I make mistakes, I will never hide behind them, you deserve better than that. Thank you, KSI, for helping me see a purpose on this console that most people consider purposeless. Thank you for keeping me distracted during rough times in my life and showing me that “impossible” is just a formality. Thank you for the people who loved you enough to stay here and teach me what they know, regardless of their pasts. Thank you for reminding me each day that even if people don’t understand now, they will if I keep trying. For keeping me humble, giving me the opportunities I’ve had to make a change. Finally, thank you for the retractors over the years, for situations that seemed too severe to overcome…they have only made me stronger. I’ll never give up on you…because you never gave up on me, no matter how “big or vast” you got. Sincerely, KSI Cali 7
  8. 5 points
    Community Focus: Lost Empire By: Chaoticz News Team Writer **2017 banner** 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: **2009-2011 banner** **2007 banner** **2007 banner**
  9. 4 points
    Hall of Fame is not easy to achieve but is achievable for some. In fact, there are roughly 100 current members who are recognized in the Hall of Fame out of the thousands of members who have walked through the doors of KSI. Each member has done something to push KSI into other levels, has been selfless, and given vast time to KSI. The following THREE members of KSI have been selected to be possibly added to the Hall of Fame. We will only be sharing a few details of information about the three. KSI Miagi 7 - Miagi helped create the newest KSI CMS and helped further KSI efforts in clan management. Miagi was apart of the Research & Development team before it was disbanded and continues to this day to support Web Operations. KSI Obsidian 7 - Obsidian has been in KSI for a long time and while a short period of time he wasn’t in KSI his ideas and policies continued to be apart of KSI. His leadership played a key role in the success of LE which has been considered to be a prestigious division in KSI. KSI Viktory 7 - Viktory has reached the role of Executive Director becoming our third one in which before he was the Education Director revamping the department to today’s current format. He continued to lead and build the PSN division after the KN split. Potential Hall of Fame inductees are selected and researched by the committee members, they could be recommendations from other members old or new. All the names are what we call “thrown into the ring”, which means they will be debated on by all the committee members on whether what they have done for KSI are worthy of the Hall of Fame. Each potential inductee receives 24 hours of debate by the committee at which time the Division Leaders of KSI is brought in as spectators to ensure debates are unbiased and accurate. After every name who has been thrown into the ring has had debates, the Chair of the committee reviews all debates and selects 1 – 3 names to move forwards. These 1 – 3 names are then voted on by the committee and receiving a simple majority of the votes allows them to move forward to the next steps. After the committee phase, these members will then have to attend a Town Hall where the community will question them and get to know them. This will allow these members to get exposure across the community and share what they have done for KSI. The community will then get to vote in an open poll on whether they are worthy of the high honor. The final stage of the process is the debate between the Owners of KSI, JT, and Kered. They will look at the nominations put forward by the committee and the vote by the community, then make the final decision on whether these members are inducted. A ceremony will then take place and will include events like interviews with leaders who have made the Hall of Fame, speeches, giveaways, and finally the Chairman will officially induct the new members of the Hall of Fame.
  10. 4 points
    Author: KSI Chimpy Fatal Genesis was my first home when I initially joined KSI about 8 months ago. I’m proud to announce that they have done something that we have been looking forward to for a while here in KSI, splitting PS4 division, FG. Infinite Reality, or IR for short, is the newest division to breathe life into KSI. FG has accomplished so much in KSI since I first joined and even though I left my home for a new division FG will always be home base for me. We need strong leadership and teamwork to make the new division, and I am confident in the leadership that IR will have. Congratulations to everyone who made this split possible and to the new division leader of IR, KSI Riverrzz 7. With the split comes many promotions and opportunities for our members. KSI Johnson 7 will be promoted to Director for all his hard work in getting FG to a splitting position. KSI Poseidon 7 is the new Division Leader for FG and the future Co-Division Leaders are in the pit training for their next step. The leadership in both divisions is solid and sharp. I have no doubt that both divisions will thrive and improve our home in KSI. I asked everyone for their opinion on the division split and where they see it going in the future and those who responded had some interesting things to say. It’s nice to know that everyone is on the same page and sees the work that needs to be done. This accomplishment is what keeps KSI alive and growing. Being able to split your divisions and squads is one of the best feelings for me. Getting a successful split, seeing your family rally together to finish the process and rebuild feels great. Here’s what our members have to say about the split: “I'm excited to see where things will go. It's a huge step for PlayStation in KSI. I remember when KSI split last year and PS4 was the small division. Now to see it at the forefront of KSI is amazing to me, and I'm glad I was able to help it get there. Working both in the limelight and behind the scenes has been a great experience and has taught me a lot about leadership. I want to see both divisions flourish, and I think they will.” -KSI Icespot 7 “I am very proud of all of the members of FG on this accomplishment. Them splitting is a testament to all of the hard work that everyone puts into KSI on a daily basis. With the split, I see both of these divisions flourishing as they continue to help grow KSI!” -KSI Elderpoot 7 “My thought on it is that I think it needed a split personally. KSI itself is gonna last, they put in too much work into this community and they ain’t gonna waste it. The role I feel like I played in is, that I did the best I can do for everyone and my squad.” -XxGhostkiller178 “My thoughts on the div split are that my members, officers and div staff have busted their butts to help us build a division we could be proud of and, because of their hard work and my own, we have been very successful at building up our squads, leadership and staffing, in general, to be the best division we can be. I see us building up both divisions to have more successful division splits in the future. As long as we continue to focus on quality over quantity, we will continue to have great things to come in our near future. I feel my role in the division split has been to help with mentoring those who are new to leadership in KSI. I spent time with all the officers and leaders I have worked with to get them experience with sharing in the decision making process. "From the time I was general, all the way up to when I became div leader has been spent making sure my members have a say in what we do as a squad and captain and up gets a say in who gets promoted to officer positions. I consult my div staff regularly to see what their opinions are on the various topics we handle and, we come to a mutual decision on how to handle issues. It has done us very well as the officers and divisional staff get on the job training if they are less experienced and get to feel like they are a part of this decision making process whether they are a new leader or an old one. I look forward to continuing to work with these guys and gals in the future.” -KSI Johnson 7 “Well, it was certainly a long time coming. Coming from the KSI I came from back in 2013, I didn’t envision this happening at all. There was a point in my KSI career where I thought PlayStation would never rise back up, and I had lost confidence in myself as a leader after all the trials and tribulations I went through in TreadStone. Throughout my time there, I felt my work there was under appreciated, and there were times people were rewarded for the work I put in....the entire culture has changed here for the better because we finally have the right people in place. It makes me proud to see we are finally making this happen, this was only a pipe dream in 2013. "We’ve already surpassed the old division on PS3, and I believe we’re on the up. Like I said before, we’ve got the right people in place to get the job done. We aren’t playing the favoritism card that was so heavily played in TS, we’re putting people in place who genuinely care about this community and want to make it flourish. The role I feel I played is a huge one. I helped bring Exodus squad to a split and brought back a dying Rainbow Six Siege squad. This was all very personal for me, when I came back to KSI I set my sights on helping whatever way I can to eventually, finally become a 7. To be able to achieve what been wanting for 6 years, and to be a tool in this division split is a huge accomplishment for me. I’m massively proud of what i’ve been able to create here, and even more proud to have helped create something bigger and better than what we had on PlayStation 3.” -KSI HulkHogan 7 “I'm very excited for this division split. this is the first division split on PlayStation in KSI history, and I’m really excited to be part of it! I've been here for more than a year now, and there were multiple times when FG overcame really tough odds. I see us turning this div split into many more! I think the biggest role I played in this was keeping the Destiny side of the division thriving. We went through some tough situations, and I felt I along with a really great group of leaders turned it into its own division. However, I wouldn't have been able to do any of this without the other leaders and friends I’ve met here and worked with. if i miss anyone im sorry, but the Destiny side of the division wouldn't be here without Ice, Ronald, Warbling, Johnson, and Viktory. Huge thanks to all of them and any others I’ve missed!” -KSI Riverrzz 7 “This will be my first div split so I’m extremely excited about it! I think it’s going to be great. I’m really looking forward to the changes. This split is happening in a very healthy way. So many have worked very hard, and this split shows everyone’s dedication. As for the future, it’s looking bright. We will be in different divs but still be working on KSI as a whole family unit; that part won’t change. This growth is making room for more opportunities and positions.” -KSI THEDRAMAMAMA 7 “I think it's wonderful. It's great to see the PlayStation side really growing and being embraced in this iteration of KSI. It’s a very positive development and shows that this community has changed so much over the years to get to this point. It's an excellent time for our community. It’s the first div split since KN broke off from KSI, so exciting times. Can't wait to see what happens next! I see KSI continuing to grow, and go through this process of developing new Divisions and Squads, more members and more leaders consistently as we have for years. I think we're finally beginning to approach that point where we can take the next step; reaching 1000 members, maybe 2000 this time next year. I don't really feel that I played any direct role in the process, but like any officer I contribute in the ways that are important at the squad level. Training, organizing events, contributing to recruitment, involving members in the day to day activities. "All onus to the success of this process goes to the leaders who organized it. Dealing with accurate rosters and ensuring everyone is aware of what's going on, kudos to them for the smooth transition! Last question: how do you feel about seeing the Division you created split make you feel? I'm honestly very proud. I started this Division in late of 2017 as kind of a KSI afterthought. Lost Empire Division had lost their Division Staff entirely. A bunch of pandemonium ensued. When it was all said and done, KSI Cali 7 wanted there to be less confusion about the PlayStation group being mixed in with Xbox. He put me in charge of the remnants of our group and started up FG, with Exodus and Leviticus as the first squads. To see the Div in a great spot now, after a lot of work, lots of members coming and going, in the midst of some big time changes for KSI; I couldn't be happier. It's always been in good hands. And I am looking forward to being apart of the new Division; Infinite Reality.” -KSI Viktory 7 (Original creator of FG) All this is true. We’ve had a lot of people working on this for some time. Everyone in FG and IR deserve thanks for what they have accomplished. Now all that’s left is to keep growing and being the best we can be. The moral of this story? Work hard and never give up, if you want to go somewhere in KSI you can if you work hard enough and stay true to your goals. Thank you to everyone who made this split possible.
  11. 4 points
    The Hall of Fame is one of the longest standing traditions in KSI. The members included in the Hall of Fame are the greatest leaders this community has ever seen, with their accomplishments still echoing into this new era. They embody all the ideals and skills we look for in a leader. Dedicated, focused, loyal, innovative, fair and open minded, intelligent, to just name a few. Over the past couple years the concept of the Hall of Fame has, sadly, been diluted from what it once was. The prestige wore off and people began to see it as nothing more than a collection of names. The deeds accomplished by leaders like KSI Oldman 7, KSI Shamen 7 and KSI Apollyon 7 were forgotten and they weren’t replaced by anything new. It’s been a few years since someone was officially inducted the proper way. Because of that, the Hall of Fame isn’t what it used to be. That changes today. From this day forward the Hall of Fame should be seen as a KSI career milestone where your name and deeds can be remembered for years to come. We’re going to put the prestige and pride back into it. It’ll be the example of what every great leader can achieve. So, JT and myself couldn’t think of a better way to start reforming the Hall of Fame by inducting three new names that will help bring the standard back to where it should be. KSI Johnson 7, KSI Poseidon 7 and KSI Chaoticz 7 have officially been inducted into the KSI Hall of Fame. Their dedication and work they’ve put into the community make this an easy decision. KSI is surging right now and a culture has been established like we’ve never seen before. And this largely has to do with everything these 3 have done. They are the exact standard JT and I envisioned our leaders should meet when we discussed excellence in our leadership. Poseidon, Johnson and Chaoticz have done more than enough to join the leaders currently in the Hall of Fame, and we are lucky as a community to have them working for the betterment of our future. A future that is good hands. Sincerely, KSI Kered 7 Executive Director
  12. 4 points
    A Year in the Life of KSI Global Written by: Chaoticz 7 Edited by: ThatLilyDoe Alas, we approach the end of another year. We’ve had our ups, and we’ve had our downs; we’ve had our gains and our losses. However, as the celebrations near and the resolutions roll out, we take a moment to reflect on what this year has brought. 2018 started off shaky. With leadership slacking and growth lacking, we needed an effective change. Once again, people came together to develop a plan, make decisions, and take action. In April, the majority of KSI leadership, along with the Xbox member base, decided to depart this community. They formed Killjoy Network (KN). This left the community very low on numbers and leadership, but in reality, left a great opportunity for new leadership and much-needed change. The actions of the previous leadership administration left naught but a handful of leaders and the PlayStation 4 division - Fatal Genesis. In the words of many a KSI leader, “People come and go, but KSI will never die”. It was that motivation that allowed the following leaders to come together and devise a strategy: KSI JT 7, KSI Kered 7, KSI Elderpoot 7, KSI Crusader 7, KSI Vikktory 7, KSI Chaoticz 7, and KSI Toxic 7DS. Thus began the new era of KSI. Each individual agreed to one promise, “If we do this, we cannot give up, we cannot fall down flat. We must continue, work hard, rebuild, and regrow KSI Global”. Fatal Genesis continued to be the cornerstone of the rebuild over the following months. Currently over 300 strong, this division, under the devoted leadership of KSI Johnson 7, has provided a dedicated home for KSI members on the PlayStation 4. Coming very far over the past year, FG recently went through two squad splits - creating Sanctus FG and Cerberus FG. The division now has a Division Leader, two Founders, three Co-Founders, and 6 awesome squads. Once the powerhouse of KSI, the Xbox side found itself crumbling into near extinction. Those who remained sought the perfect name to show their new origin yet inspire the future for the division that would grow to be the new foundation of KSI on the Xbox platform. The name Fallen Angels was agreed on for the first Xbox division. KSI Chaoticz 7 opened Rapture FA, the first and longest enduring squad, which is based on CoD: World War II. After months of work and various leaders, Rapture FA eventually split to create Judgement FA under the guidance of KSI Migraine 7 and KSI BIG JOHN 7. Around this time, Purgatory FA was created by KSI Vanilla 7 starting out as a Halo 5 squad and eventually transitioning to be a Destiny 2/Battlefield V squad. Redemption FA was then created by KSI Koda 7 to be the first successful Fortnite/PUBG squad. Fast forward to late 2018 when both Rapture FA and Judgement FA (CoD: Black Ops 4 squads) underwent their respective squad splits. Rapture FA split under the leadership of KSI Joker 97, KSI copperhead6, and KSI Harley 97. Judgement FA split under the leadership of KSI Heroiism 7, KSI xTITANx 7, and KSI Chaoticz 7. Fallen Angels, currently over 200 strong, has come so far since the start of the year and overcome many difficulties and obstructions. It wouldn’t be anywhere if not for the members who get on, play, and contribute on a daily basis. During the early stages of the community rebuild, KSI Crusader 7 was given the opportunity to take the structure and prospect of KSI Global over to the PC platform. Grimoire Heart was created and has been growing at a steady rate over the course of the year on World of Warcraft. Closing in on 100 members, it really is great to see how far KSI can stretch out and achieve the goals if we put our minds to it. 2018 started off rocky. However, with the dedication and momentum of every single member in this gaming community, we have blasted through and achieved a great atmosphere and enjoyable place for people to come and share/enjoy. In my personal opinion, seeing KSI at some of its worst and better times, I would like to mention that this is the best I have ever seen this gaming community at and I am extremely proud. Keep up the great work everyone, the only way from here is up! From myself, the Board, and the Senior Leadership of KSI; Happy New Year and all the best for 2019!
  13. 4 points
    With a new year comes new possibilities and new opportunities, among them, a new department. KSI will begin the new year by instituting a new department in the hopes of increasing the size of the community. With the numbers being a bit unstable in recent months, many are excited about the new change. Since KSI is continuously trying to futurize itself; this is a major step towards doing so. The department will be lead by KSI Mrs Euphii. With experience in running a department similar to this, she seems very well suited for this position. Though she won’t be alone, as always, it’s on all of us dedicated to the very heart of KSI to ensure that we do our part to see this new department succeed and allow KSI to redevelop into the powerhouse community it once was. The department will be using all forms of social media from Twitter to YouTube to help streamline and attract new members to join the community. There is a great deal of pressure on the new department, as is the nature of the beast due to it being a fresh concept. With the weight of the responsibility, we certainly hope that we can all aid in the success of KSI. So, if you’ve got an ear to the ground and an eye to the sky, don’t be afraid to apply to join the Recruitment Department. At the same time, tell your friends, wives, kids, or whomever; If they want to join the family, there is always an open seat.
  14. 4 points
    Would you define yourself as a boss or a leader? Remember your answer and when this article is over, re-evaluate your response. My personal definition of a boss is someone who is in power and solely uses their power for advancement whereas a leader to me my personal definition for a leader is someone who has followers that they support, guide, and lead to bigger and better expectations. But what is the real definition. A boss is defined as “a person in charge of a worker or organization.” A leader is defined as “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.” Looking at the two they are almost similar by definition, but, that is truly not the case. I am going to go over the 9 differences between a leader and a boss. The first difference is shown as a boss being impersonal; having no true personality or character. A leader is usually known to be compassionate and caring of those around them. This is shown in a number of ways, but the most important is a leader will take care of those around them before being concerned about themselves. How would you define yourself in this aspect, as a leader or a boss? Moving on to the next difference. A boss is one that usually says “I” when referring to accomplishments or accolades. A leader is one who truly steps up and says “We” when referring to the accomplishments or accolades of their team or group. A leader gives their praise straight to those who work for and under them as a thanks while a boss takes the praise for their own advancement as I said before. KSI has had many leaders over the years who give it all to their members. But we have also had some “bosses”. The next difference is a big one when it comes to KSI. A boss uses people for their own personal gain and glory, while a leader develops people into leaders in their own right. Have you ever known someone in KSI who simply uses people that can build a squad or division for just that, building a squad or division? I have known many through my years in KSI and my journey to where I am today. I have also known some leaders who have developed me (as well as others) into the leaders we are today. The influence their leadership styles have had to those around them is something that will never disappear or get old. Do you use people or develop people? Another huge difference and another big one for me personally is most Bosses inspire fear in the individuals they are over, while leaders earn the respect of those they are over and work with. Lets go into more detail on this one. Have you ever had a boss you were afraid to bring things to because of their reaction and what could come from it? Have you ever had a boss you knew would give you a hard time if you messed up and so for that purpose you tried maybe harder then you should have in your work? I know I have, and those are the people we want to get rid of as soon as we can because those type of “leadership” styles roll down hill and you WILL pick up on it if under it for long enough. In the same instance have you ever had a leader that absolutely earned your respect because of their hard work and way they handled situations? I know I have, and I am currently under one of those leaders. His name is KSI Zeuswrath 7, Zeus always ensures he earns his members respect, no matter their rank or position in KSI. Zeus is big on doing things that he has done before and know that works, and if it doesn't he is not afraid to admit when he is wrong or ask for help or suggestions from the leaders around him. Are you like Zeus or like the many failed “bosses” in KSI history? The next difference is one that a lot of people truly take for granted. A boss will take credit and dish out blame while a leader will give out credit and take the blame. A boss is someone who simply think they are the only ones in their universe; they are the only thing in existence. So to them, taking the credit for everything is just normal. What they fail to comprehend is that they have individuals working for them who usually look to them for guidance and direction, but they usually overlook that and don't take care of those under them. A leader on the other hand is someone who you can count on to give you guidance and direction and when things go good they give you more then the fair share of the credit and usually give themselves less then the fair share while also taking more then the fair share of the blame. A good example of this in KSI is KSI Mizz Airy, I see a lot that she works her butt off to make sure things are running smoothly and a lot of what she set up in LE is truly flourishing. She doesn't take all that credit though, instead she gives it to those under her because they worked just as hard. When things go wrong she takes the blame and helps fix the issue. That is a true leader. Another big difference between a leader and a boss, is that a boss micromanages to ensure things are done their way. A leader is one who delegates tasks tailored to the strength of the people working for them. The way I see is, a boss is going to come to you and interfere with your space, task, or job to try and get it done their way, which might not always be the right way. Sometimes it is better to take a step back and look at what the final outcome will be, whether that is what your boss asks you to do or not. When a leader delegates these tasks they are merely overlooking the work of those underneath them while ensuring they are being done by the proper person, with the proper training, and in a proper amount of time. The difference is easy to tell in a person in KSI, there are some who will simply step into your squad and handle everything when it could have been done at a much lower level, that would be a boss. You also have the person who is going to guide you in the right direction, while also giving you some back-up in case you need them. They will only reach into your squad when needed depending on the situation. That is a leader. The next difference and a big one when it comes to defining any leader is when they say “Lets go” compared to a boss which says “go.” A boss is typically one who is going to say “Go” when giving orders or directions. They are going to tell you to get something done without helping or even guiding you through the right path of doing it. A true leader is always willing to do anything they give you task wise themselves if need be. They will always be there to ease the pain and help lower the burden when things don’t go right and when they do go right, they will be right there beside you. This one kind of ties into the next one so Im gonna combine them. The difference in a Leader Vs a Boss is the fact that a leader thinks much longer term then a boss. A boss is really only concerned with short term building and growth rather then long term building and growth. KSI leaders can be one or the other, either they are constantly pushing for recruits or they are pushing for recruiting and training all at the same time to build the next generation of great leaders. The last difference and again to me is a big one is boss’s seem to focus more on the process of getting things done instead of the people doing it. This is where training within KSI comes in to play. A KSI leader need to be always pushing for training. We need to push people to see the light at the end of the tunnel, instead of what is directly in front of them. When you focus solely on the process you get quick usually not very long lasting outcomes. When you focus on the people and combine that with the process you get a good combination of both. Now that we have gone over these differences, where do you see yourself as a leader? Where do you see the person to the left and right of you? I know where I see myself and the people around me. Only you can change who you are or how you act as a leader. Only you can change your legacy. Shriar, Jacob. “The Difference Between A Boss And A Leader.” Officevibe, 21 Sept. 2017, www.officevibe.com/blog/difference-between-a-boss-and-a-leader-infographic.
  15. 4 points
    A story of triumph, determination, and glory. A war that we all can connect to at one point in time within our designated divisions; a division that faced the trials and tribulations of a deserted Empire. A warrior who was appointed to this division by higher leaders, believing if one man can rebuild this ‘Huck' can. KSI Huckleberry 7 (also known as "Huck") came into a troubled Synthetic Reality, but not to take over the division right away. He was there to help the current Division Leader of SR conquer these hardships. SR was a lingering 170 member division still struggling with booters, fluff, and drama. The members understood the severity of their situation and faced the challenge with the mentality that "Nothing Fails Unless You Give Up!" Huck and his team never back down from a fight, no matter the casualties. When Huck got the reigns of SR he made a very bold step to get rid of Kik, gossip, and drama. This was put in place so members could focus on the goal at hand and making sure they followed the standard operating procedure - never say SOG in a SR party. They believe in making risk and, if it fails, they know they have the talent to fix it. The division staff even created their own squad, showing that, no matter the rank, they can go in and recruit and train with the squad officers. This Resurrection was not easy physically or mentally, but with Huck and his team's mentality to never give up, to trust and believe in their members, and putting this division of people first, they were soon on the road to recovery. SR is compared to an estate that burned to ash, until Huck's gallant noblemen took it and didn't look at it as work but as a home that needed loving and care. They build on the key values of loyal, valuable, and passionate members. Huck believed that SR needed a foundation first, motivating the members to do their best as he would for them. The resurrection was helped along by many knowledgeable members of that division who all knew that it's ok to take 2 steps back to go 3 steps forward. Huck connected to the division in a way many people don't realize. He has always wanted to achieve one of the coveted Resurrection awards, and he says, "I don't want to leave SR if my higher ups don't think it’s ready." But if it is, he believes that it is in good hands. This resurrection is a huge stepping stone for KSI, as it shows no matter how hard and tough the struggle in a division may be, if you utilize your resources and trust in each other no matter what division you hail from, it strengthens us and KSI as a whole.
  16. 4 points
    Xbox One: Halo Titles to Receive Backwards Compatibility Update Halo Waypoint reports that all of our beloved Halo Franchise titles above will be receiving backwards compatibility coming soon on Xbox One. The Backwards Compatibility update will include Campaign, Multiple and even LAN access. That also includes LAN access between Xbox 360 and Xbox One! To make this awesome deal even better, once these games are released in the backwards compatibility update, All of the Multiplayer Map Packs on the Xbox Store will be made available for FREE. That's right, Free. There isn't an update yet on when these games will hit the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list, but rest assured that once they do, it will likely include many weekend throwback game nights. All images property of their respectful owners.
  17. 4 points
    Call of Duty WWII: the Revival or the Destruction? By: KSI Biddulph 7 Throughout the last decade, many gamers agree on one thing in particular; Call of Duty is going down hill and at a rapid pace. Will returning to the roots of Call of Duty be the solution for the gaming franchise needs? Many veteran Call of Duty gamers are rejoicing and for good reason. Call of Duty WWII may be the solution to reviving the long-standing Call of Duty franchise and bringing the franchise back to its former glory. The most recent installments in the Call of Duty franchise always gave gamers a new gaming experience, but the games themselves never innovated upon themselves. Gamers always received the same thing in each title; a decent Campaign, wall running and double jumping in multiplayer, typical zombies, and a pay to play attitude. Now, ever since the announcement at E3, the series is set to see many new significant changes, overhauls, and innovations. Campaign The campaign in Call of Duty WWII is obviously set in World War II, the second great war that the world saw. The main character in this action packed story is Private Red Daniels, a teenager that is thrown into the US 1st Infantry Division and made to live the horrific events that occurred in Europe during WWII. Based off the trailer released at E3, the story seems to start at Operation Overlord (also known as D-Day), a major and significant battle that occurred on June 6, 1944, that saw allied forces land on beaches along a heavily fortified Normandy coastline. Even though the Call of Duty games are not known for their campaigns, gamers might notice a difference in this particular campaign due to the nature of WWII. Since the campaign's trailer was released, many gamers have noticed that it seems like the campaign is based on companionship and brotherhood. Expect to see heartfelt, tear jerking, and shivers down your spine moments in this story. Also, Activision has promised that Call of Duty WWII’s campaign will revisit “"iconic World War II battles" throughout its story, from the anarchic events of D-Day at Normandy to the long and brutal battles at Hürtgen Forest.” Multiplayer Multiplayer is one of the most important features in a Call of Duty game due to the mass number of gamers who play it. Over the last few titles released, many gamers have been in disagreement with the direction that multiplayer has been going in. Therefore, Activision has decided to do a complete turnaround, and make many new implementations on the core foundation of Call of Duty’s multiplayer. One of the newest innovations is being called “War Mode,” which “brings a gripping new layer of excitement to Axis vs Allies team play." Essentially, it adds context to conflicts. Another change in Call of Duty WWII is the change in the “create a class” system, which is now titled the new “Division system.” It changes the way load-outs work, with the removal of “finely tweaking your own personal loadout” and adds pre-made divisions (classes). There are an expected five divisions to be available during launch, and every division bringing their own personal play style to the field. The 5 divisions are: Infantry is a traditional front-lines soldier, packing a semi-automatic rifle and self-loading pistol. Expeditionary is an aggressive scout class, best suited for when situations get up close and personal. Airborne soldiers gain access to a submachine gun with an optional suppressor, allowing for a more strategic and tactical angle to gameplay. Armored is a tank class, with heavy weapons, heavy armor, and unrivaled power. Mountain is the long-range class of Call of Duty. Alongside the new gameplay options, Call of Duty WWII will also have a new “social space,” providing a central hub for multiplayer. It allows players to customize, interact with other gamers, and other soon to be announced features. It is similar to the way Destiny’s multiplayer is configured. Zombies Call of Duty WWII will also feature the return of Nazi Zombies, one of the most beloved game modes in Call of Duty. Not much has been released on the game mode, but from the reveal trailer itself, it looks more terrifying than previous installments. Call of Duty WWII is set to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 3rd, 2017. You can pre-order both physical and digital copies of the game currently, with three different pre-order options. The Standard Edition, Pro Edition, and the Digital Deluxe Edition. Those who pre-order Call of Duty WWII will also be able to participate in the private beta on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Links to Call of Duty WWII videos: Call of Duty WWII - Worldwide Campaign Reveal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzBhfY6tdWo Call of Duty: WW2 MULTIPLAYER GAMEPLAY (Credit to Ali-A) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udEGHowT16Q Official Call of Duty®: WWII Nazi Zombies Reveal Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSYUQDRTQ6s
  18. 4 points
    This award is one of the very few which are given only at the discretion of senior leadership of KSI to those who have provided an incredible long-lasting contribution to the community. It is a coveted award, not handed out by self-nomination or even by nomination from other members. Today we have the pleasure of announcing a new recipient of this classic award. KSI Mr Miagi first joined KSI in Empire RD in November 2015. He rejoined into Darkness TR September 2016 and was a key part of building the first Destiny squad to execute a successful split. Not long after, it was mentioned that the Clan Management System admins could use help with coding, and Mr Miagi volunteered for the extra responsibility. Within six months, he redesigned the somewhat broken CMS, fixing and improving on features with assistance from KSI DoubleOh 7 and input from other community leaders. His efforts resulted in the launch of the new CMS in June of 2017, and the difference has already been recognizable. Squads are better accounted for, displays are simpler to see at a glance, and administration functions have improved significantly. For this selfless volunteered dedication, senior leadership has seen fit to award KSI Mr Miagi with the Outstanding Service award. Congratulations @KSI Mr Miagi!
  19. 4 points
    ...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.
  20. 3 points
    From Boots to Screen By: KSI Snipers Logic FG C-SGT (a.k.a. iFakieSniper) Some in this world take the oath to put their country before themselves and are even willing to sacrifice their lives to serve their country. But what happens when they take off the uniform? Where do the knowledge and those skills go? From behind the wire to behind the screen, take a look at how service members bring in potentially great leadership skills and a sense of brotherhood/sisterhood to our KSI family. Soldiers From being a man or woman in a uniform to a gamer, what would you see? Leadership skills? PTSD? Rudeness? These are among other questions we may have. Personally, I see how everything could potentially be a great asset to our community. Many men and women of today's society will never truly understand what it means to put their lives on the line for a country that could care less nowadays. When you see a soldier who is just getting home from a nasty place in this world, what crosses your mind? Is he “okay”? Are they the same as they were before they left? Many of our veterans are either in a hospital or on the streets because they have left to fight for this country, and, when they returned, they weren't the same. They come back physically different, or even mentally altered. Meet our Veterans Let's take a look at some experiences and see photos from a few of our members who either served or are currently serving in the military, stateside and overseas. HoneyBadger When I asked Honeybadger of Leviathan in Fallen Angels, “Do you have any leadership skills that you learned while in the military that helps with our community family?” Honeybadger responded with this statement: “The army taught me how to delegate tasks down to my guys so as to not get overwhelmed myself, I have enough confidence in my ability to lead in the army and in KSI from my time taking care of my battle buddies. In the army I'm responsible for getting my guys what they need, whether it be an ear to listen too, behavioural health, or if they are depressed and in a very dark place. So when anyone in my squad or otherwise needs an ear, I'm there.” KSI Ares 70 R-MAJ When I asked, “Do you have any experience you'd like to share? For example, what has the military offered you in leadership skills that you brought into KSI?” KSI Ares 70 R-MAJ responded with this statement: “I wouldn't be the man I am today without the training I received in the military. I was provided with a solid foundation to build upon from the very start in basic. I was provided with many opportunities to expand my knowledge base and lead others in many different environments. Everything from field operations to working behind a desk. I was provided training early on in my career at Airman Leadership School which was a requirement to actually start supervising other troops in an administrative capacity. I received additional training at the NCO Academy which prepared me to be a Senior NCO. I have had civilian leadership classes, but all have failed in comparison to the leadership training I received in the military. The core values of the Air Force is what I have accredited to most of my success. 1. Integrity, 2. Service before self, and 3. Excellence in all we do. Hard to fail at leadership if you stick to that.” Then I asked him, “And how do you implement that in today's society and in our family community?” He provided this amazing comment: “I treat everyone with the respect they deserve and consistently enforce the standards equally across the board. As leaders, we must be firm but fair. Decisions I make are without emotion and well thought out. I find it best to try and always have a game plan before I have to engage in any disciplinary type issues. I always play out several scenarios in my head in advance. Now, not all situations allow you to prepare in advance, so staying calm is key. Another key leadership quality is to lead by example. It's hard to earn trust and credibility but you can lose it in a blink of an eye.” Owner of this article is KSI Sniper's Logic Cover image from Sputnik International
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    KSI Global Members, I just wanted to take a moment to make everyone aware of our change in stance concerning blacklists. I want to first make everyone aware of the change and how it will impact the community as well as relations with other communities. Secondly, I want to be clear on why we made the decision we made and how we think it will allow us to not only grow our community but be better individuals, leaders, and most importantly human beings. So what is this big change? We have cleared the Blacklist and going forward we will no longer be using a Blacklist! Now I know some of you probably just said "What the?" or "Is he crazy?" out loud. Please take the time to read the entire reasoning and vision before forming your opinion. What if people are kicked out? We will still have a strict DNH (Do Not Hire) policy. Members who are removed for serious violations of the C.o.C. will not be allowed to join or participate in "Community activities" or be in divisions/squads. However, KSI members will be allowed to associate and game with the DNH'd individuals. What if people are being disruptive/abusive? We need to simple work as a team and make smart decisions about who we associate with. If someone is harassing you or another member, simple block and part ways with the individual. Don't feed into the nonsense, just move on and enjoy your game time with your fellow KSI members. If a KSI member is hanging around someone that is acting in this way have an open dialog and let them know that you don't wish to hang out with the disruptive individual. If it continues to be an issue than simply don't associate with the member and inform your leadership. Why? - This is probably the most important question to answer. My question to you would be, What does a blacklist really accomplish? Many communities/gamers that are blacklisted see it as either a badge of honor or a personal insult. Both of which are contradicting to our goal of helping shape better individual. We need to learn to be better people and see situations from both sides of the coin. Even if we can't see eye to eye we still treat the other person with respect, even when they are not respectful to us. We all make friends with people that may not be the type of character that we look to have within KSI. It is not our place as a community to dictate with whom you can and can not play with. It is your money that pays for your internet, console, games, etc. You should be able to enjoy it with whomever you want. My vision is for all gamers to have fun gaming while helping each other to become not just better gamers but also better people. Our world is full of terrible people, lets help change that one person at a time. Never leave a KSI member behind! -KSI JT 7 aka Jtthemarine aka R00t Da3m0n Proud lifelong member of KSI
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    Hello! Welcome back! All that jazz. Last month I said we’d be starting an installment of reviews on entertainment items and for those that read it, this is the second installment. The topic this time? Bright. The movie is a Netflix original that came out last month starring Will Smith. So! Did you enjoy Suicide Squad? My first impression of the movie was that it gives off an eerily similar feel. No doubt that’s because it shares some of the same directors. It has an almost... cartoonish feel with the CGI and animation that went into the production process. On that note, the make up and special effects in the movie are as well done as any that I’ve seen recently. To avoid spoilers I won’t mention any details regarding the storyline, however, I will say that it’s a little far fetched. The backstory is almost a representation of the political events happening now. Although I’ve gotten mixed reviews from others who have watched it, personally I’m a fan. Will Smith is a great actor and by no means did he disappoint in this one. His character was salty and pretty bada** at the same time. It’s very easy to follow the chain of events that take place currently, though I do think the movie would have been far more enjoyable as a series. There was plenty of action going on, car chases, gunfights, magic, and a lot of epic stuff. My only real gripe is that so much goes unexplained, the backstory isn’t laid out that well and just jumping in current day seems almost a waste. There were a ton of great things that were hinted at and never expanded on. If it’s on your watch list I highly recommend watching it, it’s not a bad way to spend a few hours. If you’re like me and think there should be so much more, do me a favor and call the writers and directors and politely yell at them. Either way, it’s worth the time and I could definitely watch it again!
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    Though I walk the path of righteousness, and I may have many stone cast upon me, you can stand behind and beside me, I will lift you up with the of Knowledge of the CoC, may it be ever so lasting, I'll fight for what's right using the SOP with the Strength in our numbers, we will always prevail for Integrity will always win against all the odds that try to deter us, I'm your leader, I'm your Huckleberry.
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