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phase 2 501st

Hello everyone! I'm here to report that 501st have now received the full phase 2 treatment! More on the way!

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New home map suggestions

Hello there! Be sure to check out the New Home suggestions and planning thread on the forums. 

Here's a direct link: Thread

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Brawlhalla Tournament TBD

Hello, members of the Prominent! We will be hosting the 2019 Winter Brawlhalla Tournament Stay on the lookout for the thread that will go over the prizes (big boy prizes incoming),  along with how the tournament will be running. Thank you :)

 

Edit: The tournament is going to be rescheduled so we may accommodate more members joining in on the fun! 

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Prominent Gaming News

Hello everyone, and welcome to our slider feature that is brand new to the Prominent forums! I will be using this to feature upcoming news and announcements for the community, including updates or additions! Generally, if it's up here, it's important.

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  1. Carter

    Minecraft

    I started up one awhile ago for the PG folks and we had a blast, so I'd +1 this idea
  2. Howdy folks, Carter here, the guy who everyone on PG agrees is their most "Meh..." player and person. Now, throughout my history with the server a lot of shit has gone down, everything from high staff being fired, high staff leaving, community in-fighting, general chaos, and turmoil, things have always ended up alright in the end. Well, obviously not always, after this last ordeal of events. But, moving on and moving forward, most of us have been excited to see a new era of PG under some new leadership. However, I am concerned over a few topics. 1. Lack of a playerbase. 2.Overcrowding in SWRP servers. 3. Lack of interest. 1. Lack of a playerbase. Now, everyone who is on this forum has either liked PG in the past, or still does with all of it's flaws. PG at one point in all of our careers was amazing, and probably took a good portion of our lives away. We would stay up late nights just to play with our friends for a few more hours. But, when PG died a lot of folks migrated to one of the 4 servers that opened up by former PG alumni. With this new problem we face, reopening PG, either the same or a different server, will only spread out the problem even more, splitting up the group more than it already is. 2. Overcrowding in SWRP servers. SWRP is on a decline within the GMOD community, but it is still the 2nd most played part of GMOD. With so many people trying to capitalize on the SWRP craze, it only makes sense that the oldest and most prosperous would survive, like PG did back in the old days, but any economist would tell you that New, Non innovative Product + Oversaturated Market = Disaster. Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely LOVE for PG to make a strong return, but we all know it wouldn't be the same, things will never go back to the way they were. 3. Lack of interest. As much as I would like to say PG was in it's hayday when the server declined, you and I both know that isn't true. To be honest, it's been in decline since around the time Jamaica, Diddlez, and Elias left. Not to be rude to any of the newer high staff, as they have been pretty amazing as well, but these three were like the Senate of PG, while the President did do some things...(not many however) it was the senate holding it together, and hold it together they did damn well at. When they left, the community and the "president" went into a bit of a panic, but Blubber did an excellent job at holding it together, along with Waffles. However, they were only 2 men, compared to the previous trio, so that put more pressure on the (at the time) growing community, and the "president" himself. All of these things combined to create an ever growing burden, which in itself was doomed to fail. Even if things were to grow the server up again, we would still remember the bad times, and the ever growing failing part of PG. As much as I hate to say it, and as sad as I am to see it go, I think it is simply PG's time. I know I wasn't always the greatest person on PG, but over the past year I had been trying to make myself in to a community role model, which I think I succeeded in. Folks, you've all been amazing, I'm not going to @ anyone because I'd know I'd forget someone, but I will miss you all. Perhaps I will see you on one of the many PG clone servers, but I think just like the Pirate Bay, sometimes the original needs to die in order for the new clones to pop up, and go on the bigger and better things. PG, the community, the staff, and the weirdos, goodbye.
  3. Carter

    Earning Respect

    your command MASTER CHIEF?
  4. I made a Fan PG Minecraft Server. Join. Or die. pgfanserver.mcpro.co thanks to @Aeon for helping me set it up.
  5. Anyone else realize how quickly time passes? It feels like not too long ago I was the 212th trooper with 5 extra chromosomes named Larry, or I was Jedi Master Mar Kamel. Time passes so quickly, it makes me sad to think about where we came from, and we we end up. It's been awhile since I have played SWRP, but it got me thinking about where the old ones wind up. It got me thinking about all the online friends we've lost over the years, the Xbox Live friends who haven't logged on in 8 years. Where do these people go? Simply switch consoles? Dead? Same with Steam friends who I haven't seen online in years, or haven't talk to. Also goes for PG members, where do they go? Vanish into the unknown? Actually join the military? Maybe switch servers? (I sure hope not...) Or something more serious? Honestly makes me sad to think about it all. What are your thoughts on the lost, the fallen, and the times we have lost, or forgotten with these people? What happened to innocence?
  6. Howdy folks, name's Carter. As of the 28th, I was at a Fall Leadership conference in Downtown Minneapolis, for the organizations of DECA and BPA. Over the course of a couple days we learned many valuable lessons, such as making sure you have a large contact list in order to help build your future, and also how to unlock the power of your mind by simply being kind to people, as well as living each day like it is your last. These lessons I think are beneficial to everyone, but especially those in leadership positions. I am here to share with you some of the ones I learned, but also how they can be applied to Prominent Gaming, and commanding positions! In my first workshop I went to, we learned all about setting clear, defined goals in order to help you achieve them. Being precise and defined will only help you in the future. We Were given the acronym "GREAT" in order to help you achieve this. Gels with my values and beliefs. What this is essentially saying is that your goal should be attainable with your values, beliefs, and morals. You don't want to have to do something that goes against what you believe in as morally right. Real benefit. This part is essentially asking, "Is your goal pointless?" While that is a bit harsh, it is in fact very vital. Why work towards something if you are not gaining any benefit from it? Exact. In order to obtain a broad goal (ex. Make a lotta money), you want to be exact about how you are going to do that (ex. Make 6 figures within 6 months by working hard, growing my connections to high rollers, and moving up the corporate ladder.) Accountability Partner. Within every problem, there is going to be some frustration, and a feeling of giving up. You need someone by your side who isn't afraid of you getting mad, and someone who can put up with that. Having someone being by your side is crucial. Tenacity. When all else fails, don't give up. A dream is worth fighting for. In our second workshop, we talked about our individual strengths and weaknesses. Having both is these can only help you, but you wanna make sure you know all of them. So, one highly recommend thing to do was to create a list of +'s and -'s. Identify your strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to improve both. My third and final workshop was on the power of First Impressions, and the importance of open ended questions. You have the 5 W's of Questions (Who, What, When, Where, and Why) in order to help you get to know a person better, and as well strike up a conversation. Making these connections with people can only be beneficial to you, as with connections you have many pathways in where your future can go, and how good of a person you can be. Now you may be asking yourself, "That's great and all Carter, but how can any of this apply to Prominent and leadership?" I'm glad you asked, @Heron! With our first lesson and the GREAT method, you can use this for any goal you may have for yourself, for your regiment, for the Jedi Council, for your skills as an EP, or event your ClimbSwep abilities. Goals is just constantly about improving yourself, others around you and the community as a whole. Next, we move onto the strengths or weaknesses. This could help commanders with regimentals, identifying a problem within a regiment, and making sure to improve upon them, or help improve yourself, finding which regiment you best fit in with. Finally, the Power of First Impressions. First Impressions can make or break your regiment. Having a brand new CT walk by you and think, "Wow! These guys seem really cool, and seem very friendly!" is much better than, "Wow...these guys seem very rude and off putting, I think I will avoid them..." but fixing your first impression is in fact very easy. Just remember this very simple question, "Am i setting myself up for success?" if the answer is yes, continue doing said thing until you achieve success! But if the answer is no, it may be time to look at things from a new angle. If you are ever in doubt about if what you are doing is the right thing, take a step back, maybe perform a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) and try to see if your problem is in your control (Strengths, Weaknesses), or if it something you cannot control (Opportunities, Threats). And remember, confidence is key, and fake it until you make it! Thanks for reading! And if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, hit me up on TeamSpeak or on Steam!