[Official] 28th AoA Newsletter: Special Edition - 09/08/2015

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  1. Leo

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    AoA Newsletter
    Be sure to drop a like if you enjoyed the newsletter!

    This is a Special Edition of the Newsletter. Here you will be able to find A Giveaway, 2 alpha key / Client Test giveaway results and Exclusive Game information!

    Development News

    Newsletter Screenshot #2:

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    Special News:

    10$ Ebay Gift card Giveaway!

    This is a compensation prize for important members of the community.
    The Gift Card will be attributed to a member chosen by the staff team, considered the Most helpful and active member of the community! (Staff members excluded)
    The Gift card will be given away on the beginning of September.
    Until then, show your love for the community, be helpful, active and nice to everyone!
    You might get a little reward for that !

    New Community Manager Team!
    We have a New CM team!
    The Team is now composed of:
    @Leo
    the current CM
    @XenoWarrior
    our Previous admin, web-developer, and PR.
    @Kevin
    a well known member with a Standard Reputation on the forums!

    @KernelPad
    our current writer!


    XenoWarrior, Kevin and KernelPad, Welcome to the CM Team!


    Events:


    Specials: League of Legends Alpha key Championship:
    Winners!

    This is a Special event Hosted by @Leo, @Draulon and @Kevin , with the assist of the AoA Staff team!
    Here are the winners!
    1st place: N1TR01D
    Pre-alpha access to the Age of Aincrad client with two friends of your choice during staff tests next month.
    Forum VIP of choice within 20 GBP value for one month.
    7200 RiotPoints
    2nd Place: Juuki
    Forum VIP of choice within 20 GBP value for one month.
    3410 RiotPoints
    3rd place: matthewboboxdxd
    Forum VIP of choice within 20 GBP value for one month.
    1380 RiotPoints
    Be sure to check it out soon!


    AoA Alpha Key Drawing Competition - Winners!

    Here are the winners!
    1st Place:
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    Nguyen Minh Nhan's Efreet


    2nd Place:
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    EternalEyes's Cave Monster
    3rd Place:
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    Zerith's Centaur


    Congratulations to Nguyen Minh Nhan for winning the Alpha key!
    Click the title to find about other drawings sent to us!


    New Summer events
    Summer break is coming, meaning one thing: New Events!
    As the vacation time is coming, the team and i will have more time to organize events for you.
    Expect Movie Nights, Karaoke Nights, Tournaments, Competitions, and who knows, Maybe Giveaways!
    Stay close!

    List Of Events:
    Yu-gi-oh Championship:

    This will be Hosted after the LoL Event.
    It is a Yu-gi-oh card game tournament, 1vs1.
    The rules and other specifics of the tournament will be released on it's thread!
    It will be hosted soon, don't forget to check the forums!


    Guild's Competit
    ions
    New Events for GUILDS are coming soon!
    AoA Will have a Guild Rating.
    The most competitions you participate, the more points you get.
    The points you get will depends on your classification on the competition.
    It may also be linked with Project GE!

    List of Events:
    Guild VS Guild: Chess Tournament
    It's time for some Team Chess!
    It has pretty much the basic chess rules, but you play it as a team.
    This can make some pretty interesting games, as 5 minds Think better than 1!
    or maybe not...
    Stay close!



    Website News:



    Top 3 Guilds:
    (by activity, Number of replies to thread)

    The Black Knights of Aincrad






    Biweekly Newsletter fan-fic
    New section on the Newsletter!
    Write your fan-fic and post them on the forums, and they might get chosen and be posted here!

    This newsletter's fan-fic is:
    More AoA Fiction

    This Fanfic was written by @Illyon .
    The 6th chapter was the last being released.
    The thread got a really nice feedback, and the english vocabulary and grammar are really good!
    Definitely worth to read!

    Worthy Thread Mention
    This is a new Newsletter section where i'll mention a "worth taking a look" thread.

    This Newsletter's thread is:

    Humping Boar

    This is a thread written by @allenallenallen333 .
    This is the most famous animation within community members.
    Click the link and check out allenallenallen333's Hmping Boar and appreciate that masterpiece!






    Community Member of the Week:

    @Ieyasu

    &

    @Akatzki


    Ieyasu's interview:

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about you!
    -Well I'm just a normal 16 year old guy from that little speck on the map they call Belgium, having my settlement in the region of Halle.
    As most of the people here i like to game, this probably began when i got a gameboy color but it really started when i had a gameboy advance and found a Pokémon saphire cartridge just lying on the street. Turns out it was unused and in the end i've spent almost 800hours on it until the internal clock died ^^.
    In general I'm a laidback, calm and quiet person to most people unless i get comfortable with them.When it comes to games on the other hand I can be quite competitive wich can cause minor problems from time to time(it takes a lot before you'll hear me rage, if that's even possible), but luckily my clanmates know i'm annoyed for a few minutes but that i'm ready right after . Besides gaming i do go outside and am about to athletics club wich is understandable regarding my nature. Some other interests are Languages, speaking 6 in total, and fauna (especially marine life).

    How and when did you Join AoA?
    I only joined the AoA forums recently(5th of july) because last time i joined one it wasn't such a nice experience. However here i have had no troubles up until now, wich is nice. I actually have been lurking this forum about half a year, I really like lurking, and followed sao project and it's change to AoA mostly on facebook in the beginning. So in short, lurking for few years(?) and joined last month.

    What is the origin of your username?
    To prevent a whole history lesson I'll mention the most relevant part. ieyasu was the founder of the first Tokugawa shogunate but the most impressive feat is that he is one of the three people to unite the whole of japan, his shogunate lasted more than 2centuries bringing peace to feudal Japan.

    Why did i take it? It fits the forum in the sense that this forum's subjects lean towards Japan(anime, manga etc.) even though I used it for quite some time now in other games. I chose it because it is easy to write, remember, rolls off the tongue nicely and it can be shortened to iey if you are lazy ^^.

    What's your favourite hobby?
    That probably has to be fishing. One reason is my goal to become a marine biologist and the other reason is that it clears my mind. I like to cut myself off from the rest of the world from time to time and nothing beats sitting at the edge of the lake/sea listening to nature except when something bites, the sudden strike of a pike fiercely pulling your rod trying to get away, such moments always get my heart racing. It can happen anytime and most of the time when you least expect it wich keeps it so refreshing and fun.

    What's your top 3 Anime?
    in no particular order:
    -Death note for the reason that it's pretty unique compared to anything else out there.
    -Soul eater for being the first anime to watch and getting me into it.
    for the third i can't find anyfor the sole reason that there are just so many wich are good that making a top 3 wouldn't feel right. the 2 above just hold a special value for me. You may call me indecisive if you want because that is what I am.

    What's your opinion about the staff and community?
    Let's start with Stray... just kidding, the community and staff in general have been very welcoming,kind and helpful. So far i have had no real problems with any of them wich is always nice.

    Is there anything else you want to say?
    I hope I'll meet more people here, that the community will grow, that the game developping goes well and that soon™ will actually mean soon :D
    Also if I can help somewhere, please tell me. I'd like to help out wherever I can and as a last note, I need people to challenge me on Showdown! so i can get back at it again^^.








    Akatzki's interview:
    Who are you? Tell us a bit about you!

    My name is Steven Liu, currently working with AoA as a Concept artist.
    I like drawing stuff.
    and pie.
    but mostly pie.​

    How and when did you Join AoA?

    Found you guys through Facebook and got interested.​

    What is the origin of your username?
    ORB-01 Akatsuki Gundam
    from Gundam Seed Destiny.​

    Beautiful golden gundam.
    after that, I found Naruto's Akatsuki and the name just stuck.​

    What's your favourite hobby?

    Gaming ~ drawing.​

    What's your top 3 Anime?

    Impossible to rank.
    I have like ~20 in that rough position.​

    What's your opinion about the staff and community?

    Staff: Friendly and amusingly weird.
    Shoutbox: "Friendly" and terrifyingly weird. (love it)
    Forums: they give me things to draw.​

    Is there anything else you want to say?

    I like pie. Heil Stan.
    (Yes, I spelt Stan correctly.)

    Cheers,
    Akatzki


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    Be sure to drop a like if you enjoyed the newsletter!

    Cheers,
    Leo

     
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    a client test!!! >:eek: (mind explodes)
     
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    Don't make anyone beg here :Troll:

    Jokes aside, special editions are always nice. Welcome to the team, our new CMs!
     
  4. Leo

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    Autocorrect, autocorrect.
     
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    Imagine if that was never corrected and people actually begged that would have been awesome.
     
  6. Leo

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    Yes it would!
    Thanks Illyon! I really Enjoy Special Editions aswell!
     
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    How did the 2 Yanderes get Community Member of the Week?
     
  8. Leo

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    Don't ask me mate, i just pick active people who do a good job for the community
     
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    All of a sudden, my humping boar reappeared. I almost forgot about this cute little fella!
     
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    We all love your humping boar, we will never forget it!
     
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    uhuuuu newsletter :D
     
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    Hey, this is quite a coincidence Akatz :3

    At least i know I'm doing something right :D
     
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    GIVEAWAYS
     
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    Interviews Posted!
     
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    guessing theres no updates about the game since the last time I was on a few months ago?
     
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    Good Job Guys!
     
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