This Month At Polarity: Your TL;DR Guide to our Community.
At Polarity, we know you are busy and can't always keep up with all the happenings around here. So monthly, we’ll put together a few things we thought you wouldn't want to miss. Here you will find short game reviews, tips and tricks, new game content and community happenings. So what do we need from you? We need to know what's going on. We need to know if you reached affiliate or partner this month. If you have a clip with other community members of some epic play (or failure). What are you hyped about? What are you hoping we cover?
Connect with any of the @Community Owners and let us know.
This month the Polarity Gaming Community is doing a Throwback Thursday! Taking a look at older games that still give us that warm cuddly feeling inside!
Do you have a Throwback game that makes you feel all warm and cuddly, if so head over to the community discord and share it with everyone in #all-chat
Polarity is looking for Community Leaders!
Polarity Gaming Network is taking off, with new members joining the discord every day! We are currently looking for active community members for the new Community Leader position, with the specific title still being up in the air. This position will be part of the path of moving up in the community. We are looking for members to help us with ideas and enhancements for the community; helping organize and run community game nights; support discord members and more. If you are interested in applying for this position please DM a Polarity Owner for more information.
A gaming network like Polarity isn't all games. It's also about the people too. DM @Treefrog to share news.
Do you have a birthday in August? Let a member of the Polarity Staff know so we can feature in next months newsletter!
Polarity Discord Nitro Boosters!
A big thank you from everyone here at Polarity Gaming Network, to those members of the community that have nitro subscriptions on discord. With the implementation of being able to boost a server of your choice the following members boosted the Polarity Community discord to status level 2 with one day of the service being out. Allowing Polarity Gaming Community to offer more emote slots, custom landing page, server banner, and higher quality voice channels when need.
The following members provided the Polarity Server with a nitro boost!
@Alec, @Boktai, @Brockiebrock, @Zyvx, @Ishwa, @Hop, @DovahGoose, @C0ppert0ne, @KingTushyy, @SpiritChunker, @Aaking, @Frakture, @Kajesan
SUPER BIG THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY!
Polarity PC Builds!
For the recent happenings within our community, I have decided to give ya’ll an article with a little insight on two things at once. First, our friendly neighborhood @DovahGoose has been absent lately due to his computer dying on him, but will be making a triumphant return! Secondly, I personally built his new pc and would like to share the specs and some benchmarks and other photos with all of you! His new machine is both a great performer, and a hell of a looker. As a real life friend for over 12 years I can say I’m both proud of my work, and really hope you enjoy the system, friend!
Tech nerds enjoy below!
CPU: i-9 9900K
Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir G100M RGB
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3200
Drive 1: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2 NVME SSD
Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
GPU: Evga GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 RGB
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 80+ Gold Full Modular
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
(PICS ARE LOCATED IN THE #battlestations chat on discord)
Polarity Community Game Night Changes Announcment!
We have decided to mix things up a bit with the way we go about community gaming nights here in Polarity. Going forward,there will not be polls, and we will have a new system in place for deciding community game night games.
Game night every Saturday night at 8:00PM CST, and will be announcing one month of game nights in advance. We believe that by having them scheduled ahead of time that we will be allowing a few major changes to take place. Changes & expectations will be as follows:
1. No more voting will make it less likely to play the same games night after night. This should give more power to the smaller games to make their mark.
2. We will be basing future games schedule off of attendance in community nights. Least popular game(s) each month will be dropped off for next month, to be replaced by a game from our list.
3. YES, we WILL accept suggestions to add to our list for community night games! We have a few simple requirements for a game we believe would be good.
A. It needs to be either free to play or relatively cheap (think >$10)
B. Support a large-ish number of players (aim for 8 or more)
C. Be a relatively easy game to explain in a short amount of time for new players.
Example: In our first game night this month, Trouble in Terrorist Town had a whopping 11 unique community members participate throughout the night (9 was max at one time). This game got a lot of ya’ll out here playing and having a good time, so it will likely return next month.
Going forward announcements will be made at the beginning of each month outlying the schedule for that month. It will be posted once in the discord announcements channel, and here in TMaP as well. Thanks for participating folks!
Game Night Schedule for August 2019 as follows:
8/3: Trouble in Terrorist Town (Gmod)
8/17: Jackbox Games
8/24: SCP: Secret Laboratory
8/31: *Extra Saturday this month, TBA - Submit suggestions by DM @Ishwa
Community Twitch News!
Polarity's newest affiliate, Ishwa, is a variety streamer, but falls back to Ark & other survival genre games. His streams are about the interactions between himself, the players with him, and the chat - not to show off. The vibe he creates is "come in, take off your jacket, kick back and relax". Find him at https://www.twitch.tv/ishwapgn
Supported Streamer Program Launches
Polarity Gaming Network is proud to announce the launch of the Supported Stream Program! That’s right the time is finally here. We are rolling out the system this month. Below you can find the requirements to apply for the program, along with the application form, and the benefits of this program for content creators.
Benefits offered currently by Polarity
Automated Announcement of “Going Live” within the Polarity Gaming Network Discord
Custom Auto-Host on the Polarity Gaming Network Content Channels, when Live events are not currently active
Must be under 240 characters, including username, URL and @ everyone
Can be changed a maximum of 4 times per calendar year
Send new wording with 48 hours notice to Boktai
Private Voice-Lobby for yourself and viewers to be issued upon request
Must request 24 hours in advance with a Polarity Owner
Access to Polarity Gaming Network Promotional/Marketing Material including
Polarity Gaming Network Animated Stream Banner
VIP Live Stream Support
Priority Spots in Polarity Gaming Network Produced Content
Sponsorship with brands & early game access keys will be offered as provided, more information will be provided via DM on Discord as opportunities become available.
In order to qualify, community members must meet 3 of the following 4 criteria:
Affiliate or Partner on Twitch
Due to current integration limitations within Polarity Gaming Network only Twitch streamers are viable applicants. Future integration may become available subject to demand. Contact a community owner to discuss.
Active member of the Polarity Gaming Network Community
Communicating in text chats, voice chats, and indiscriminate inclusion of other members.
Optimized and maintained production quality within limitations of hardware and Twitch requirements
If quality of production is satisfactory to Twitch but not with Polarity staff you must be willing to work with them to improve settings, etc.
Active social media related to your Twitch presence
Includes but is not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, or personal Discord Community.
In addition, you must demonstrate:
Outstanding Stream Etiquette
Includes but is not limited to: interacting with stream chat, hosting/raiding at end of streams, constant awareness when streaming, proper scenes for at least live, be right back, and ending.
Avoiding direct competition with official Polarity Gaming Network community live content creation.
Consistent personality and quality of content representative of Polarity Gaming Network’s code of conduct
Must meet all community guidelines within the Polarity Gaming Network’s code of conduct. Violations of code may result in temporary suspension of Supported Streamer service variable up to permanent removal from said program.
Applications can be made via https://forms.gle/VMFoh4cY1tgXRp769
Submissions will be reviewed by at least three Polarity Owners and may take up to two weeks for approval.
All approved streamers will be sent Polarity Gaming Network’s Supported Streamer Packet, which includes additional terms and conditions, immediately upon approval. Benefits of the program will commence immediately.
Streamers who are not approved may re-apply at least 24 hours after the denial is received. You may request further feedback from Polarity Owners and may be able to request some mentor-ship, which will be made available at the discretion of the owners. You may apply a maximum of twice per calendar year.