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.
Do’s and Dont’s of the Squad Up Voice Channels!
With the increase of members in the Polarity Community, thanks to the efforts of our amazing content creators, we wanted to take a moment and remind everyone about the Squad Up Voice Channels.
Polarity Gaming Network implemented the Squad Up voice channels to provide the community temporary private voice channels for users. The system creates a voice channel for the user and their friends when joining “Squad Up (Join to Create)” . By default, it will create the channel based off your username, however, you are free to change the name to the game you are playing. To do so, just click the cog wheel by your channel name and type in the name you want and hit save. We also want to remind the community about the rules pertaining to the Squad Up Channels.
Squad Up Voice Channels Rules:
Squad Up channels are semi private channels, please respect this and do not join them unless invited. If you are asked to leave the channel you must do so!
You can ask to join via #all-chat with an @ the user that created the channel or via DM on discord.
We appreciate the importance of everyone being able to use voice communications and chat at the same time. However, due to the number of voice users, if your mic picks up a lot of misc background noise, including room noise, conversations, etc., you may be asked to go to push to talk. This is not punishment but to help to reduce background noise.
If you use voice communications with an open mic, please do not eat, or drink with your mic on open comms. This can be deemed as rude. Please mute your mic before you eat or drink.
Failure to comply with guidance or instruction of a staff or admin may result in being muted or banned.
Failure to abide by these rules will result in a warning/mute/kick or ban depending on the severity and situation.
Remember you can always reference #🚨server-rules on the Polarity discord server if you're unsure on any of the community rules!
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.
Polarity Community wants to wish Happy Birthdays to @Boktai, @Veric, @Zyvx, @Thadius, & @Bombercanuck
Polarity Member News!
One of our awesome Polarity Staff members has big news! @Thadius, who is going to be a Dadius for the first time in February! We’ll get to welcome a new little future gamer to our community!
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 Community Game Night!
This month’s community nights saw players goofing off together for a few hours in Supraball & Gary’s Mod – Trouble in Terrorist Town.
The first community night had community members playing the free to play stick-man soccer insanity known as Supraball. We spent a few hours beating each other around, passing the ball both well and badly at times, kicking it out into orbit, and occasionally curving a shot or two into the goal as intended. Good fun was had by most if not all, and Alec may or may not have been taking it easy on all of us the entire time. >.>
In our second community game night this month, we were tasked with trying to outsmart each other in a battle of what I can only describe as an awkward combination of both wits and stupidity. Trouble in terrorist town is basically the hybrid of town of Salem or "mafia", and counter-strike, so some shenanigans definitely went down. Community members both trusted and betrayed each other repeatedly over the three hour game period, and I think I can safely say that this is a game I can see us playing again in the very near future. I may or may not have literally back stabbed my friends several times too. >.>
Don’t forget to keep an eye on the #community-suggestions channel for community game night and the #community-announcements channel on discord for information on community game nights!
Watch PolarityGN on twitch or announcements in discord for community games and times.
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.
Community Gaming News & Reviews!
The Joys of Open World Exploration Games @Brockiebrock
Harking back to the days of our ancestors, exploration is in our DNA. As humans, we are now looking to the stars to explore thanks to the efforts of citizens like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Which brings me to my joy for exploration games.I thrill at the fact I can get in my spaceship or airship, set a heading and go where the winds take me. Those of you who know me, know I fell in love with open world exploration in the game Worlds Adrift, and now I’m truly hooked. Exploration games seem to tick everything I’ve been looking for in a game as of late.
I won’t dive in to many details of why this psychologically works for us as humans, but there are plenty of articles if you want to Google why this game genre is so popular. However, if you find yourself exploring every inch, every corner of the games you’re currently playing allow me to recommend some of my favorite Exploration Games at the moment. Hopefully they will satiate that exploration desire wired into your DNA.
BROCK'S EXPLORATION GAME RECOMMENDED LIST:
Ark (Dinos + Exploring, enough said)
No Man’s Sky (Space + Exploring always a win win)
Conan Exiles (Fantasy, Dragons, Arnold Schwarzenegger Role Play)
Space Engineers (Math + Vehicle Building + Space a true Nerd Day Dream)
Subnautica (Deep Water Exploration + Scary Monsters + Amazing Story Can be Linear if speed running)
FFXIV SHADOWBRINGERS IS HERE @Boktai
The time has come, everyone; the Final Fantasy 14 expansion Shadowbringers is here! Starting June 28th members who have preordered the expansion will have early access to the game. The world of Eorzea will forever change, as we find out so much of what was playing out right in front of us the whole time. The hype in the community among FF14 players is boiling over.
Polarity’s FF14 Free Company is still open for recruitment and growing by the day going into the expansion release.
I want to briefly touch on the new classes coming out and changes being made to current classes. If you’re new to the game or a returning player to the FF14 world in the Polarity community make sure to let us know, so we can explore the world of Ezora together!