What is the History of |AoX|?

  1. 3 years ago

    f0r3v3r

    Feb 2014 Administrator Nowhere, Everywhere
    Edited 2 years ago by f0r3v3r

    This is the testament and extent of the knowledge I understand from the perspective of my time with the clan....
    From my own recollection, these are....

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The origins of ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    I remember joining the clan, |AoX|, in the late spring of 2013...

    While playing in AssaultCube one day, I had been asked by Phoenix, who was aliased as =Rainbow=, if I would apply to the clan...
    After reading the Code of Honor, I decided that I would...

    The clan, having formed in January of 2013, had already experienced many of the foibles of recruiting and had seen it's original roster deflate...

    The original founders were Phoenix, and badger....

    Recruited under Phoenix, madcatz was a natural selection to aid as a co-leader for the newly formed clan...
    Badger opened the account for our original webhost, and madcat aided him in the development of the original clanpage under the direction of Phoenix...

    I remember...

    The original roster of players when I joined included some of the die-hards of our family today...Names like Badger, madcat, and Muncher. While there were others who seemed to have strayed from the clan, like Elotrix, :EMERICA, Storm, and TaLenT....
    It was clear in my first few weeks there had already been quite a bit of turnover...But I was still trying to understand how I fit in to an AssaultCube clan...

    I watched...

    As a few players left, and yet I witnessed even more join... By the end of the Summer of 2013, our ranks grew to include pixle-, Mash, Force, Grav, Disturbed, Sixtyone, Villiams, Bl!ss, Gr!zz, Smellytoes, Frizz, Houdini, Pr!ntus, Graziano, Casius, and Bloodsport...

    In the midst of building the ranks of the clan back up, a change was made to the tag, and |AoX| became |Ax|.

    While led by Phoenix...

    The clan's ranks grew, while we also began a great deal of work to begin hosting our own network of AssaultCube Servers... We were even able to begin hosting Gema servers through the assistance of [SODA]___ME___

    In this time, several players began engaging in inters and clan matches in order to break into a more competitive level of play...

    Though, through varying reasons, between school, career, interest, or by disagreement, the clan roster again began to deflate... The clan lost several players to inactivity at the end of the AssaultCube_v1.1.0.4 era....

    Notably, Casius left the clan due to disagreements with the organization and leadership of Phoenix... Casius began work to restore his former clan, {UoC} Under Our Control... Reforming the hosting structure of the clan and renaming the organization |uC| Under Control...

    The core membership of the clan carried on through the period of transition ushered in by AssaultCube_v1.2.0.2 ...
    Several members began to try and actively participate at the Official forums , and we also made a run in the Inaugural Season of the B}Silver League ...

    Late in the fall of 2013...

    Phoenix, having renamed himself as Vanilla, left Art of eXecution....His intent was to apply with =MyS= Clan , in the hopes that he could train to become a stronger player within the competition of their ranks...
    At that point he left his role as clan leader and exalted me to the rank of Full Triumvirate Leader alongside Badger and madcat...
    Vanilla also cleared the trials of members Galaxy, Mario, and AxOuL, while relinquishing his own status as leader to that of Honorary Member....

    At this point the clan worked to implement a Teamspeak 3 server and continued to keep pace with further revisions of AssaultCube_v1.2.0.*...
    While recruiting seemed to have become largely stagnant, the team continued through the conclusion of the B} League Competition and entered into the winter of 2013 with only the core group of |AoX| intact and active...

    The clan staggered in growth, but the core group within the team strengthened their bonds in-game and through the clan Teamspeak server... At this same time there were several new recruits and members who became inactive, while others became disenfranchised...

    Lacking membership with another clan...

    ...and feeling dissatisfied with the current state of his former clan, Vanilla mounted a return, and began recruiting for the clan...

    After trying to force through several changes in organization, as well as the membership of JackX, Vanilla (formerly Phoenix) was met with resistance from the remaining leaders, as well as a faction of the existing clan members...
    The clan split, with several members remaining on the side of Vanilla... And those that came with me, the "{F43} Family 4 3v3r"...

    It is worth noting that, the core group that remained by my side earned my undying gratitude and appreciation for their support...Badger, madcatz, Muncher, Di3g0, PoPCorN and others...
    The support of these "Loyal X's" and the many allies of our clan carried me through a dark time in our clan's history....

    Looking to clean the slate in the wake of the split...

    ...Vanilla redirected the clan forums to a new site, and continued recruiting and leading the clan until Badger became aware of the situation...
    Badger, concerned for the well-being of the clan he helped begin, became distraught with the ongoing result of the split and made an attempt to reconcile the clan factions...
    He invoked the authority of the Triumvirate leadership and insisted Vanilla submit to our leadership, or be removed from our ranks...

    After some resistance...

    ...Vanilla attempted to overtake Badger's authority by making a post at the Official AssaultCube Forums...
    This post was later debunked by [PSY]Storm and myself, and Vanilla subsequently retracted his posts...

    [h]Vanilla went on to form another clan.../h]
    ...With the faction of players whom he had recruited, as well as the divided members of |Ax|. This clan began with the name,|vQ|Vanquish Gaming . Members that left to join |vQ| include Graziano (Though Graziano has since returned to the clan), Printus, and Houdini. While Vanilla's recruits he took with him included Mystic and JackX... The current relationship between these two clans remains shaky, at best...

    The remaining |Ax| members began the process of recovering the clan infrastructure, beginning with our name...
    Following the split, we permanently reverted to our original tag - |AoX|

    madcatz worked to recover the site, including the original forums... We also began the development of our own Nickname Whitelist to protect the true members of our clan...

    During this period of reconstruction...

    ...Mash returned to activity... He chose to remain with |AoX|, despite being listed preemptively on the original roster of |vQ| posted by Vanilla... For that he has truly earned his place in the clan as a "Loyal X."
    Mash continues to aid in the development of our server infrastructure and web design...
    He is now an Official Server Admin for the clan, and has been a solid contributor of advice within the clan...

    Recruiting for the clan has remained open, and with much success, even among several failed trials...
    The clan continues to support trial applicants for future membership, giving applicants a month to engage with the clan before submitting to a vote between all of the Triumvirate leaders...

    Notably, a merger of the |uC| Clan with |AoX| brought Casius back into the ranks of |AoX|, While also bringing in another solid player in the form of AssaultCube veteran, Ranger...

    As part of Casius acceptance into the clan, he was appointed as Co-admin alongside Mash and myself - f0r3v3r...

    Through this collaboration the clan has been able to maintain server hosting in various locations around the world while also synchronizing maps and gema records to every one of our servers using a standardized system....
    Changes in infrastructure also included migrating the original forum from WordPress based software, to the lightweight platform, EsoTalk

    In the time since this migration...

    ...Further work continues to develop clan amenities and organization...

    As well, personnel changes have continued, though recruiting has been stable over recent months...

    Graziano returned to the clan and we also saw the bid of several other strong players joining, including Cho, messi, Zadig, Keettu, and younger players that included xRev and quico...
    One of the first new recruits to be accepted in this time, quico developed his skills quickly and began training seriously to enter competitive play...

    To be updated....
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  2. madcatz

    Mar 2014 Administrator Яussia

    Some peice of AoX history from my view in pictures

    i was playing in a one-day clan and i havent seen my leader for long.
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    i quit CuR and had a fun with a funcat and another cats on LSS
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    on 11.01.2013 i've joined AoX
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    i have played fun games on pub with my new clan mates. Phoenix recruited them so fast i couldnt remeber them all.
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    one of first clan-match
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    A game with badger
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    Muncher appeared ^,..,^ on 16.01
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    another CM
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    WIIIIIN with muncher! ^.^
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    to be continued...

  3. f0r3v3r

    Mar 2014 Administrator Nowhere, Everywhere

    Wow.....
    Those pics actually explain a lot...
    I played you before |AoX| existed and didn't even know it O_o

    I used to be D.O>a (And I was terrible xD (even moreso than now xD))

    Thank you so much for sharing madcatz!!!

  4. madcatz

    Mar 2014 Administrator Яussia

    They were on my old pc. I took only some interesting, imho, part. Thank you f0r3v3r <3 :D
    D.O>a what does that mean? O_o

  5. badger

    Mar 2014 Administrator badger's burrow

    Dead or alive I guess?

    Wow, maddy, that's really a nice sum-up of AoX-history!
    Great job :)

    (... have you always been a killer in this game though? Screenshots make me believe just that...)

  6. madcatz

    Mar 2014 Administrator Яussia

    thank you badger with all honest i have i can say that i've been fraggin' all time from my first day in AC :)

    We should definately play again and have a fun like we had in past :)

  7. f0r3v3r

    Mar 2014 Administrator Nowhere, Everywhere

    Honestly, D.O>a is kind of a stupid little code I made for myself that could mean a few things...
    Deeds * Organization > accuracy was part of the original inspiration....
    For me it is like all of the things you do and the heart you put into it means more than the result...
    Like a homemade gift - it may not have the quality of a store made gift - but it has a lot more care and love in it too...
    I feel like life is that way in a sense....
    I may be terrible at AssaultCube, but I will always give it my best and try to help whoever I can along the way...

  8. badger

    Mar 2014 Administrator badger's burrow

    Madcatz, I agree with you, we should and we will play together again more often. After this month I hopefully havepassed the final tests of my apprenticeship successfully and after that I am pretty sure I will have more time to play :)

    f0r3v3r, if you are terrible at AC I am with you, so what? xD
    You are a good guy, great buddy and it is always fun to play with you - and besides we three manage somehow to run this clan, so I guess you are not that bad that you call yourself ;)

  9. quico

    Mar 2014 Activated

    Yes, f0r3v3r you are a good player and i always have good moments with you, I like our conversations and our matches ; )
    Badger you are a good player too. I dont speak and do matches with you often, but i think that we will do good matches and we will speak more ; )
    And madcatz, you are my teacher of AC, you teached me a lot of things (the usually mode for do matches, the maps...), goods advices... But i consider you a good friend and player ; )
    Thanks for all our moments clan. Go team, We can!!!!

  10. madcatz

    Mar 2014 Administrator Яussia

    I just wanted to write Go team thing :D quico you are always welcome :) Hope we will grow up together. I always dreamed about 24/7 AC partner for matches. We have got fun times with badger and I hope real life will release you :D jk keep walking the path you have chosen. We are always here to share your best and worst moments. We can do fun matches in public as we did in past. Sure we have a history and some dark moments in it and many many nice and bright moments. Thank you all guys, im happy to be in AoX family :')

  11. quico

    Mar 2014 Activated

    me too jajajjjaja

  12. f0r3v3r

    Mar 2014 Administrator Nowhere, Everywhere
    Edited 3 years ago by f0r3v3r

    Here-here, madcatz!!! I truly <3 our family and I still believe that this is the best clan evar!!!
    You guys are awesome!
    badger and quico - Thank you so much for your kind words!!!
    Let's keep making History, Clan!

  13. badger

    Mar 2014 Administrator badger's burrow

    Exactly - AoX is the clan of our common AC-future :)

  14. f0r3v3r

    Mar 2014 Administrator Nowhere, Everywhere

    Duty now for the future!

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