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    Cygna got a reaction from TheWildestWes in Post Your Desktop   
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    Cygna reacted to Aryte in Hello, my name is . . .   
    ;D

    Only a couple weeks left of basic. Miss you guys! Hope you've all been well!

    Keep it classy, Ordo!

    Ps: crawling 200 m in the mud at midnight while having machine guns fired over your head is a thrill.
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    Cygna reacted to Wolf Shaman in [Keyboard] Steel Series - Merc Stealth   
    review Date; 16AUG13

    Product name: Merc Stealth

    Product Manufacturer: Steel Series

    Product Website: http://steelseries.com/us/products/keyboards/steelseries-merc-stealth

    Retail: ~90 USD (Currently listed on sale for ~50USD)

     

    Time Used: ~5+ years.

     



     

    The primary reason I bought this keyboard was the gamepad built into it. Second reason was because it was backlit. 

     

    I've been using this keyboard for ages and It's one of the best investments I've made in Gaming hardware outside of my main rig itself. the gamepad is set at an angle where your hand naturally rests, and it has buttons layed out in a pattern that everything is in easy reach. I dont get much strain from this due to it's gamepad angle offset. Buttons are nicely aranged and I rarely have a missed key hit, and the stacked number keys is nice as I do not have to move my hand away from my movement keys to hit one of of the numbers above 6.

     

    The Num Pad is probably the most difficult to get used to as the numpad also doubles as your Home, pgup pgdn ins and all those other keys. Your arrow keys are likewise mashed in there as well. You toggle between these two modes with the numlock key. Probably not too much of an issue for most instances, for programs that use those extra keys along side num keys, or you just happen to 10key your numbers, you can sometimes forget to switch modes. 10 key also takes a slight adjustment as the positioning of the keys is different.

     

    The reason for mashing all that stuff together is to keep this thing from taking up even more space on your desk than it currently does. This thing is massive. Aprox 21" wide (53cm), but well worth it imo. 

     

    The Keyboard does come with Software to do auto-profile switching, setting up macros, and all that other fun stuff, I choose not to use it. It's kinda clunky, and at times does not work too well. For most cases, simply using stock configuration and rebinding keys through the game interface works best.

     

    Example GW2 Layout someone posted online:

     



     

     

    For those where were from SL, I had a profile setup so that I could zoom my cam in before Right click Zoom was available on any viewers, as well as HUD/Weapon Gestures loaded where I wanted them on my keybinds. This really helped me manage the million different commands we had for all our stuff.

     

    All and all I'd reccomend it to anyone who is considering some form of game keypad system.

     

     

    Pros:

    Comfortable and functional keypad for extended gaming

    Completely programmable

    glowy

     

    Cons:

    Larger than other keyboards

    Combined numpad setup

    Software not the best.
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    Cygna reacted to Inoue Katsu in Inoue Katsu - Imperator's Star Nomination   
    :o

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    Cygna got a reaction from Lady Zerg in oh Hi   
    Welcome!

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    Cygna got a reaction from Odin047 in Retro Gaming   
    I like retro gaming. Anyone interested in playing NES/SNES/GB/whatever games? If it turns into a thing we could make it a thing.

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    Cygna reacted to Akara in Ordo Logo Video   
    >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFb6YaafQfg&hd=1

     

    Particles and lens flare awwwwww shit. Still playing around with ideas for the logo, it's pretty fun! :D

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    Cygna reacted to Akara in Ordo Logo Video   
    First time using Adobe After Effects/Premiere Pro - I figured we'd need a new logo for our future videos. The sounds aren't edited properly, they're just sort of placeholders. Logo made from scratch in photoshop. Can render it (when it's finished) in any resolution on request, if needed. Still a work in progress but I thought i'd post it anyway!

     



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    Cygna reacted to Desereck Creeggan in Christoph VS. Erusia   
    lol'd
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    Cygna reacted to Keystone Gray in Christoph VS. Erusia   
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWgYPLi9vw8
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    Cygna got a reaction from ribena Homewood in Forum Usage Alert   
    Ordo Imperialis Forum Users,

    Our website has gone through numerous leaps and bounds in growth since it's debut on April 3, 2008. It is an invaluable mode in which Ordo personnel have been using to communicate for over a year, providing all with the ability to speak out with any questions, concerns, information, or just general fun banter. I am happy to say my primary mission, to create a portal on the web for Ordo to communicate and share, has been a fantastic success. I still have the mission of improving this mode, of which I will do to the best of my abilities.

    Now, with that said, I would like to make an important comment on our forum usage. I read every topic that pops up, it's part of the job description of being an Administrator. I have noticed an increasing amount of posts that would be deleted upon reading by a typical forum administrator around the net. These posts range from spam, flame, and off-topic, to even the abuse of posting regulations.

    Here's a quick scenario of what I am seeing lately in threads. This scenario can be applied to all types of threads, in all types of forums.





    As a select few of you reading the above thread may have realized, there is something very wrong with it. Every single post, aside from OP's, is off-topic, spam, or flame, and would normally be deleted in a professionally run forum. The thread above is about EUGENE'S awesome hamster. Not Jacob's. John shouldn't be posting in the thread all together, he doesn't like hamsters or knows very little about them. Tina is abusing the rep system because she's being spiteful. Jacob shouldn't feed the troll. Jacob shouldn't double post. Tina wants attention. Eugene, the OP, is now off-topic. Haley is absolutely off-topic.

    Intus has been nice and isn't deleting these sort of posts lately. Why? Because I like to promote forum activity, and deleting posts would make people angry face and perhaps stop visiting the forums all together because they can't be silly.

    In the future I will be monitoring threads more closely, and if your off-topic post doesn't appear the next time you visit that thread, don't be surprised. Read the topic title and the OP post before you make your post. For example, if you wanted to post in Eugene's thread, it would be a post about Eugene's awesome hamster. "I like his coat." "What are you feeding him?". "Be careful with what he eats." "Can he do tricks?". are all fair on-topic game for Eugene's thread. These are on topic because Eugene's topic is about his awesome hamster, and those posts are.. about eugene's awesome hamster.

    Now, if the topic title was "My hamster is ill," then "Can he do tricks?" and "I like his coat." are offtopic, but "What are you feeding him?" and "Be careful with what he eats." are still on topic.

    Anyway. That is all, thank you for reading and in the future please follow standard protocol in forum posting.
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    Cygna reacted to Desereck Creeggan in Forum Usage Alert   
    Off-Topic forum is generaly where people /can/ be silly, which is why people dont go posting random ass videos they find in the Main Discussion, because they'll get yelled at. Closing a topic that has generally turned into "spam" doesnt stop the problem, it just makes people go into other topics and reply there.

    Generally:
    Silly - If the origional post (therefor the starting post) is silly in nature, it will usualy get a silly in nature reply which not always follows a professional tone.

    Serious - If the origional post is serious in nature (such as Aryte's Curia outline revamp) it will usualy get a serious in nature reply, which will probably follow a proffessional tone.

    Neutral - If the origional post is inbetween in nature (such as "I will be away this week") it will usualy get serious and silly replies, which may or may not be proffessional.

    That said, if someone replies to this thread saying "LOL LOOK AT THIS VIDEOZ" yes, it should be deleted because people arent interested, and it would spiral this serious in nature thread into the silly in nature. But lets say for example someone made a thread sharing a funny flash, and then replied "I FOUND THIS EL OH EL" , no it shouldn't be deleted, because it would keep the subject all into one thread, and continue the origional 'theme' of the thread.
    I believe this applies to every aspect, if someone makes a serious post in a silly thread, it should be deleted (unless its Aryte >_>).

    In order to remove flame, spam, and off topic banter, you need to remove the off-topic section as a whole, or put a big stickied rules thread at the very top, and no one would post in it again, except for people who are set to the "Public" group. As far as I know, no one has put a degrading, attacking, or hurtful post as of yet that was posted by someone not in the "banned" group.
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    Cygna reacted to Desereck Creeggan in Forum Reputation System   
    Why disable it, its not doing anything, and like I said before.. Its a "lol" factor. It will always be abused, and never be used correctly, so why bother disabling it when no one pays attention to it lol. Just look at Aryte's +80 and my -30.. no one really cares.
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    Cygna got a reaction from Kynnaria Merlin in Forum Reputation System   
    A forum reputation feature, when done right, is a good thing as it promotes individuals who make good posts to continue making good posts, while individuals making bad posts can see the error in their ways and perhaps in the future spend more time making a constructive post. Unfortunately, if irresponsible individuals abuse the system then yes, it definitely will not work. Keep in mind before voting: we haven't really given the system a real shot without abuse. This is an anonymous poll by default.

    Should we disable it and move on?

    *hint: topic is forum rep system*
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    Cygna got a reaction from Kynnaria Merlin in Forum Reputation System   
    [EDIT]
    I'd like to toss in that I have the ability to show total rep in post view (what Cyphre brought up), and I also have the right to restrict individuals from giving rep.
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    Cygna got a reaction from Kynnaria Merlin in Forum Reputation System   
    [EDIT]
    I'd like to toss in that I have the ability to show total rep in post view (what Cyphre brought up), and I also have the right to restrict individuals from giving rep.
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    Cygna got a reaction from Kynnaria Merlin in Forum Usage Alert   
    Stay on topic, please. Topic is forum spam, not the rep system.

    Agreed, yes. Although where to draw the line?
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    Cygna got a reaction from ribena Homewood in Forum Usage Alert   
    Ordo Imperialis Forum Users,

    Our website has gone through numerous leaps and bounds in growth since it's debut on April 3, 2008. It is an invaluable mode in which Ordo personnel have been using to communicate for over a year, providing all with the ability to speak out with any questions, concerns, information, or just general fun banter. I am happy to say my primary mission, to create a portal on the web for Ordo to communicate and share, has been a fantastic success. I still have the mission of improving this mode, of which I will do to the best of my abilities.

    Now, with that said, I would like to make an important comment on our forum usage. I read every topic that pops up, it's part of the job description of being an Administrator. I have noticed an increasing amount of posts that would be deleted upon reading by a typical forum administrator around the net. These posts range from spam, flame, and off-topic, to even the abuse of posting regulations.

    Here's a quick scenario of what I am seeing lately in threads. This scenario can be applied to all types of threads, in all types of forums.





    As a select few of you reading the above thread may have realized, there is something very wrong with it. Every single post, aside from OP's, is off-topic, spam, or flame, and would normally be deleted in a professionally run forum. The thread above is about EUGENE'S awesome hamster. Not Jacob's. John shouldn't be posting in the thread all together, he doesn't like hamsters or knows very little about them. Tina is abusing the rep system because she's being spiteful. Jacob shouldn't feed the troll. Jacob shouldn't double post. Tina wants attention. Eugene, the OP, is now off-topic. Haley is absolutely off-topic.

    Intus has been nice and isn't deleting these sort of posts lately. Why? Because I like to promote forum activity, and deleting posts would make people angry face and perhaps stop visiting the forums all together because they can't be silly.

    In the future I will be monitoring threads more closely, and if your off-topic post doesn't appear the next time you visit that thread, don't be surprised. Read the topic title and the OP post before you make your post. For example, if you wanted to post in Eugene's thread, it would be a post about Eugene's awesome hamster. "I like his coat." "What are you feeding him?". "Be careful with what he eats." "Can he do tricks?". are all fair on-topic game for Eugene's thread. These are on topic because Eugene's topic is about his awesome hamster, and those posts are.. about eugene's awesome hamster.

    Now, if the topic title was "My hamster is ill," then "Can he do tricks?" and "I like his coat." are offtopic, but "What are you feeding him?" and "Be careful with what he eats." are still on topic.

    Anyway. That is all, thank you for reading and in the future please follow standard protocol in forum posting.
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    Cygna got a reaction from Kynnaria Merlin in Forum Reputation System   
    A forum reputation feature, when done right, is a good thing as it promotes individuals who make good posts to continue making good posts, while individuals making bad posts can see the error in their ways and perhaps in the future spend more time making a constructive post. Unfortunately, if irresponsible individuals abuse the system then yes, it definitely will not work. Keep in mind before voting: we haven't really given the system a real shot without abuse. This is an anonymous poll by default.

    Should we disable it and move on?

    *hint: topic is forum rep system*
  20. Like
    Cygna got a reaction from ribena Homewood in Forum Usage Alert   
    Ordo Imperialis Forum Users,

    Our website has gone through numerous leaps and bounds in growth since it's debut on April 3, 2008. It is an invaluable mode in which Ordo personnel have been using to communicate for over a year, providing all with the ability to speak out with any questions, concerns, information, or just general fun banter. I am happy to say my primary mission, to create a portal on the web for Ordo to communicate and share, has been a fantastic success. I still have the mission of improving this mode, of which I will do to the best of my abilities.

    Now, with that said, I would like to make an important comment on our forum usage. I read every topic that pops up, it's part of the job description of being an Administrator. I have noticed an increasing amount of posts that would be deleted upon reading by a typical forum administrator around the net. These posts range from spam, flame, and off-topic, to even the abuse of posting regulations.

    Here's a quick scenario of what I am seeing lately in threads. This scenario can be applied to all types of threads, in all types of forums.





    As a select few of you reading the above thread may have realized, there is something very wrong with it. Every single post, aside from OP's, is off-topic, spam, or flame, and would normally be deleted in a professionally run forum. The thread above is about EUGENE'S awesome hamster. Not Jacob's. John shouldn't be posting in the thread all together, he doesn't like hamsters or knows very little about them. Tina is abusing the rep system because she's being spiteful. Jacob shouldn't feed the troll. Jacob shouldn't double post. Tina wants attention. Eugene, the OP, is now off-topic. Haley is absolutely off-topic.

    Intus has been nice and isn't deleting these sort of posts lately. Why? Because I like to promote forum activity, and deleting posts would make people angry face and perhaps stop visiting the forums all together because they can't be silly.

    In the future I will be monitoring threads more closely, and if your off-topic post doesn't appear the next time you visit that thread, don't be surprised. Read the topic title and the OP post before you make your post. For example, if you wanted to post in Eugene's thread, it would be a post about Eugene's awesome hamster. "I like his coat." "What are you feeding him?". "Be careful with what he eats." "Can he do tricks?". are all fair on-topic game for Eugene's thread. These are on topic because Eugene's topic is about his awesome hamster, and those posts are.. about eugene's awesome hamster.

    Now, if the topic title was "My hamster is ill," then "Can he do tricks?" and "I like his coat." are offtopic, but "What are you feeding him?" and "Be careful with what he eats." are still on topic.

    Anyway. That is all, thank you for reading and in the future please follow standard protocol in forum posting.
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    Cygna got a reaction from Aelus in So what exactly is this reputation thing?   
    I removed the option to + Rep yourself. It could be so abused -.-

    If the system doesn't work I can disable it. We'll see!
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    Cygna got a reaction from Cyphre Iredell in So what exactly is this reputation thing?   
    Thread closed. :<
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    Cygna got a reaction from Jayce Iredell in So what exactly is this reputation thing?   
    The new reputation system is pretty cool. If someone makes a good and useful post, you can show your support to their efforts and bump them up a reputation point. It really adds up over time if everyone participates. If someone makes a not so helpful post, or flames, spams, or degrades, you can down their reputation! I drew a vector directional field to help visualize the experience.


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    Cygna got a reaction from Cyphre Iredell in So what exactly is this reputation thing?   
    Thread closed. :<
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    Cygna reacted to Aryte in Test!   
    Super admins of the world, uniiiite.
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