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.
Minecraft Server Change!
Polarity Gaming strives to provide awesome servers for everyone to play on! We are currently thinking of changing the game type on the community Minecraft Server. Let us know via #minecraft-chat or #all-chat what you think of the idea or mod/game types you would like to see. Crowd funding means this server is free to play for the next year for all community members! https://polaritygaming.com/minecraft/minecraft.html
Final Fantasy 14 Takes Off!
Final Fantasy 14 has taken off in the Polarity community. Spear-headed by Boktai, the excitement for the game seems to be tidal waving the community. Boktai has established a Free Company (Final Fantasy 14 equivalent of a guild) for the Polarity Gaming community. If you would like to join the fray in battling for the light, message @boktai or @brockiebrock @hop @kingtushy @bombercanuck on discord for a Free Company Invite. If you are on the fence or curious about the game, check out the free trial https://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/na/ . There are no time restrictions for the free trial, only limitations on trading and level capped at 35 on each job (class). Be sure to assign the self-assignable role via the roles channel on discord to access our Final Fantasy chats.
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.
Polarity Community Game Night!
The last community game night involved a ton of deception and laughs. The Polarity community game together to hunt each other in a crazy game of Hide n Seek or in Garry Mod’s terms, Prop Hunt. You take turns choosing a prop (item) from around the world and try to hide in plain sight while your friends hunt you down. 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.
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 @TheCajunBuddha a happy 21st birthday!
Polarity Member News!
One of our awesome Polarity Staff members @DovahGoose started a new job this week. Give us a hand in offering congratulations to him.
Polarity Staff Promotions!
Congratulations to @MinecratCamper for being promoted to Community Admin in Polarity. As someone who takes his interactions with other members of Polarity seriously, whether it be in voice chat or in the games we enjoy playing as a community, he is a positive addition to the team. You can typically find him playing play Mount and Blade Warband or recently Hero Siege.
Community Twitch News!
@TheCajunBuddha made Affiliate on Twitch this month! A variety streamer, with a focus on MMOS and shooters, playing games like TERA, Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2 and he's recently set up a computer to expand on these titles. His streams are relaxed and fun, but when playing in competitive game mode, tend to be a little (NOT MUCH) more serious. Check out his twitch channel at http://twitch.tv/thecajunbuddha
Our own @Brock (Brockiebrock) is a Twitch Affiliate. Currently manning Worlds Adrift, he focuses on games with lots of customization and freedom of play style, like Dauntless or Final Fantasy. Brock is interested in having a tight knit community with a more casual vibe. Check out his twitch channel at http://twitch.tv/brockiebrock
Speaking of community twitch, our very own TheCajunBuddha has offered up some tips for up and coming streamers.
Hey guys Braylon here, AKA BFirm, TheCajunBuddha, Bee, etc..
I recently became a Twitch Affiliate, and I’ve got to say it was work. To become affiliated you must have 50 followers, stream for 8 non-consecutive hours, stream on 7 different days, and have an average of three viewers. Within the same month! All four of these can be a real struggle for beginning streamers. Someone may think ‘Oh why should I stream today, no one will watch me, or follow me, I’ll be doing it for no point’. Don’t stream for the viewership, stream because you genuinely just want to. I play video games because I enjoy them, if someone is watching me or not, I’m still having fun playing the games that I love. When you play games that you love, you have fun, and you genuinely be yourself, people will come to you. Don’t try to be someone else, be yourself, people can see through you trying to act like someone else.
Communication is the biggest key to making it in the streaming life, whether it’s communicating during your stream, to yourself or to your viewers. Or making yourself social media pages and just talking to others, promoting when you go live, thanking everyone for joining, or joining in on conversations about games or events that you are passionate about. Becoming affiliated within Twitch is work, it’s a true struggle some days; if you want it you’ll have to work for it, once you get it though, it’s definitely fun and worth it. Lastly, I want you to know that you are not alone in this process, everyone that is an affiliate, partner, or even streamer has gone through or is going through the struggle. Ask questions, talk to people, join different discords, make friends, your biggest support that you can have through the process is great friends!
Play the games that you enjoy and want to play
Don’t worry about the viewer count
Communicate at all times
Enjoy what you do