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How Do I Get Promoted in AOD?!
From ranks Recruit through to Private First Class, what is required of members is that they be active in their division. Activity is encompassed in the Holy Trinity of the Angels of Death sphere of influence. In game, on TeamSpeak, and in the forums. Amen.
The Holy Trinity of AOD membership
Recruit is a probationary rank where we make sure we like you and you make sure you like us. It is easy to become a recruit here, it is also easy to not be a recruit here any longer. Please make efforts to abide by the Code of Conduct and the Division Rules. They are taken seriously. Make efforts to get along with your fellow clanmates. Make efforts to do as asked by Sergeants and above.
All members must be in TeamSpeak while playing. No exceptions although sometimes things arise and it can't be helped. Leeway will be shown to older members who have proven that they participate. Newer members should not make a habit out of not being in TeamSpeak. The program is fairly idiot proof and it takes up a miniscule amount of resources compared to today's videogames. Hardcore clannies who want to be taken seriously will always be in TeamSpeak. Not only in TeamSpeak, but speaking as well. Participating, engaging others, adding something to what is going on around here.
All members should be checking up in the forums regularly. No one is expecting you to be a forums monster, unless you're a hardcore clanner. But all members should be checking at least their divisions sections of the forums for news and announcements. Things that are decided for the division are announced in the forums, they might be mentioned in TeamSpeak once or twice, but expecting us to announce it every time someone comes into TeamSpeak is unreasonable. If you don't check the forums and you miss something, like a change in the divisions rules, or in game policy, then that is on you and no one else.
All members should be aware of the fact that removals for inactivity start at your last listed forum activity. If you haven't been active on the forums and no one speaks up about you being in TeamSpeak when its asked, then chances are you'll be removed from the clan. It doesn't take anything more than asking to get back in for you to be a member again, but you may very well lose what rank you've attained. Also, people that we have to keep removing and re-adding make a lot of work for us. Whenever we have to do it, it takes us away from our gaming time. None of the people running AOD makes any money doing so. You can get away with it only so often before someone gets fed up and says "no way" to your re admittance.
Of course you have to be active in the game that your division supports. This of course means that you will be in TeamSpeak as well while doing so. If you find yourself playing a different game in AOD more often than the one you belong to full time, then you should switch to that game and just play this one part time. No harm, no foul. If you find yourself playing a game that we don't support, then you should try to keep up a minimum of activity while doing so. If you just disappear, then chances are you'll be removed from the clan.
Stay active and make sure you are on speaking terms with your NCO's and Sergeants. If no one knows who you are, then chances are you'll be passed over for promotion.
How do I attain higher rank in AOD?
Be a hardcore clanner.
Before continuing, all members should know that rank is not a permanent thing in the clan. It is kept via continued effort in helping to make things work around here. The more people who share in that effort, the easier it will seem for everyone. Members who start to attain rank and then slack off in this effort will be demoted before too long. Members who hold these ranks and then realize that they cannot continue to do what is required of them for whatever reason, should demote themselves before it has to be done to them.
AOD is a non-profit entity that is run wholly through the efforts of volunteers. The ranks Specialist, Lance Corporal and Corporal are referred to as the NCO ranks and are a right of passage for those who want to become a member of the Sergeants inner circle. These three ranks are where a member will be expected to do the most work for the clan. Those who survive it and excel at it will be considered for higher ranks.
While holding these ranks, members are expected to show leadership and activity above and beyond what regular members do. Members of these ranks are always in TeamSpeak and are always active in the forums. They are also expected to recruit for the sergeant that they are assigned to. They will then look after the recruits that they have brought into the clan. Recruiting is the single most important thing that any member can do for this clan. Anyone who excels at it will be recognized as a valuable asset. If a clan is not continuously bringing in new members to replace those who leave for whatever reasons, then that clan is stagnating and dying. The ranks from specialist up to sergeants are for those who want to keep that from happening here.
When a member is offered the rank of Corporal, that means that they are seriously being considered for promotion to sergeant somewhere down the line. An offer of the rank of Corporal should be taken seriously and only entered into by those who are committed to a continuing effort of making this clan a better place.
How do I make Sergeant and what does a Sergeant do?
You make Sergeant by excelling at all the things mentioned in this thread up to this point. Other factors include how long you have been here, what kind of leader that you are, how you get along with others. There is also who will speak up for you when asked what kind of sergeant you will make.
Sergeants are expected to keep track of the members under them. They do this for ts3, the forums and in game. They will have help from the NCO's who are directly underneath them. Sergeants are expected to be leaders in their division. They are expected to speak up when someone is getting out of line. A sergeant will recruit if they have to, but rather, they should be motivating their NCO's to do so for them. Sergeants are in charge of promoting and demoting the people that are assigned to them.
Sergeants are given admin on TeamSpeak and the forums and are free to ban people who break the Code of Conduct and/or Division Rules in those places. All bans should have a valid reason, otherwise the sergeant in question risks losing those privileges. Sergeants must be listened to when they are making a request of someone. If you have a problem with a request from a sergeant, do what he asks and then go up the chain of command with your grievances. Flout a sergeants authority at your own risk. Make sure that if you go over a Sergeants head, that you have a valid reason for doing so. Fishing for the right answer is frowned upon here.
Only Sergeants may start new divisions in the clan. Only Sergeants my be the CO of a division.
Sergeants are elite members. The core that keeps the whole strong. They are held to a higher standard than regular members. They volunteer their time and efforts for the clan and will be shown respect for it.
How do I become an Upper Sergeant?
Make Sergeant and we'll talk.
Last edited by ynotkill; 08-18-2015 at 03:04 AM.
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Read and Understood, thanks for posting this.
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Altho I wasnt told to, I read and understood, sir.
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Me likes this...and its a great thing to be active in all aspects of the AOD family. Me Reads and Agree's
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read and understood baws :D