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Otter
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#1

Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:34 AM

Happy New Year! I'm excited to announce that we're going to begin this year with an official Gang Race. The OGA, Offical Gang Alliance, is our old guard of "official" forum groups dating back to the beginning of time immemorial. And now we will be welcoming a new member to the family. The details are being tinkered with, but there will be a multiplayer tournament, an OGA "social" vote, and a multiplayer gang vote, with each of these three components contributing equally to the successful group's admittance to the OGA.

 

We'd love to hear ideas, suggestions, and criticism, so feel free to discuss/complain at length here.

 

 

What in the devil is a Gang Race?

In the days of yore, groups on GTA3Forums.com were "gangs" and participated in the PGC, or public gang chat. The more prominent of those groups formed an alliance and were given "official" status and private forums. Since that point, gang races (where unofficial groups compete to become official groups) have been held to keep things fresh and exciting.

 

 

Why is this necessary?

The OGA has lost a luster of excitement that would be incredibly rewarding to reignite. We want to reward cool groups of contributing members with something more than just karma points or badges, etc.

 

 

What does it mean to be in the OGA?

The main draw for becoming an "official" forum group is your own private forums and access to the private common area where the site's elders gather to tell slightly saucier jokes than you'll find on the rest of the forums. It may sound a little goofy, but there's also an element of pride: gathering your group together, in fighting shape, to win this competition will say something about you. The bottom line? This is all about fun and encouraging each other to be better forum members. And a little taking the piss out of your rivals along the way.

 

 

Do we have to close our topic in the Multiplayer section?

Of course not. You can keep it exactly the same. You can turn it into a "subgang" for testing out new members. The bottom line is, how you operate your group will still be entirely up to you guys.

 

 

Will we eject an existing OGA group?

This has happened in the past but is not a part of the plan this time around. We're after a fresh start, not a bitter eviction.

 

 

How will the voting work?

Each eligible group will pick, in order, their top three choices.  How you settle the voting within your own group is up to you; and obviously you can not vote for your own group. Results will be public. The OGA will go through the same process as well, so remember who you need to appeal to!

 

 

How will the tournament work?

We will be working on this in the next week or so and make an announcement when it's ready.

 

 

Who is eligible?

In order to keep the door open for everyone, we want to keep these limitations loose but fair. To be eligible, your group must have at least 10 members, and have been active for at least three months as of today. We of course reserve the right to modify this due to unforseen circumstances, but this guideline should include any group that would wish to participate. We're looking to include as many of you as possible, so if you have concerns, let one of us know.

 

 

Do we have to participate?

Of course not. This is not everyone's cup of tea and there's no reason why you should feel pressured into it. However, I'd strongly recommend it. Personally, the last gang race I participated in was one of the funnest times I've had on these boards. We even merged our groups in a hail-mary attempt to beat out Zaibatsu for the win. Even losing was a treat. :p

 

 

How can I help?

We need help getting tabs on how many gangs are eligible and setting up the tournament. If you have any interest, please contact the staff. We also recommend socializing among some of the other groups and the OGA. In order to know who you're voting for, you've got to meet 'em. Set up some multiplayer games. Chat in their topics. Have fun!

 

 

 

Annnnnnnnnd..... GO!

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#2

Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:18 AM

Looking forward to seeing some of you go against each other for this! Hopefully we have lots of participants with the winners getting some forum recognition :)

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:45 AM

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Good luck folks!!


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:34 AM

What would happen if you were already in an official group and you were to be a part of the winning clan of this tournament? Would you be put in both groups (which group would be shown above your join date in that case)?

 

A lot of people that are in clans here, are already in the OGA, so I think a lot of people would be interested to know how that would work.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:35 AM

Although I can see how this sounds like a good idea I think rewards like this should be given to gangs much older than 3 months. Gangs like the Angels of Death and the Yardies have been around for years and if anyone really deserves that spot it should be one of them for their continued dedication to the forum.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:00 AM Edited by MistuhDoughnutty, 02 January 2014 - 03:02 AM.

You know Sam, it doesn't help to boast a gang when you're a part of one. 

 

Ya big silly.

 

Also, slightly saucier jokes? Just sounds like the big boys table of talking behind the rich kids backs at the camp site.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:12 AM

You know Sam, it doesn't help to boast a gang when you're a part of one. 
 
Ya big silly.
 


It's not like I have much of a choice. I can't name just one gang and the only 2008 gangs I can think of are AoD and Yardies, I think D12 might be but I can't remember. I think people will get the point though.

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#8

Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:30 AM

You can trust that will be something considered in the voting, for sure. We just want to keep the floor open to everyone...because there's some pretty awesome groups.

 

Re: the two gang scenario. In the odd case that this happens, it's totally up to the members which group they wish to be in.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

Also, slightly saucier jokes? Just sounds like the big boys table of talking behind the rich kids backs at the camp site.

'cept we're both the big boys and the rich fellas. 


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:38 PM

We will be working on this in the next week or so...

 

Hehehehehehehehe. :orly:


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:22 PM

Finally, Cyclop 9 has a chance to become official!

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:39 PM

Gang Races are a lot of fun and I'm glad to see another one being agreed upon! As Otter said, it could be one of the most enjoyable times you have on the forums if you haven't been a part of one before.

 

I'm looking forward to it all kicking off!


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

Cyclop 9 has been featured on the R* newswire. Can you say the same for your crew?

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:33 PM

This is a mistake.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:38 PM Edited by Voodoo, 02 January 2014 - 05:39 PM.

Cyclop 9 has been featured on the R* newswire. Can you say the same for your crew?


Twice, actually. That's me in the main pic and Daz took the shot.
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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:10 PM

Cyclop 9 has been featured on the R* newswire. Can you say the same for your crew?

Yes, but crews weren't a thing back then, it was just individual members being mentioned. Though I have to admit that the C9 piece was pretty bad-ass. :^:


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

We also recommend socializing among some of the other groups and the OGA. In order to know who you're voting for, you've got to meet 'em. Set up some multiplayer games. Chat in their topics. Have fun!
 
 
 
Annnnnnnnnd..... GO!

 
 
Last time I tried that I got banned for 2 weeks, the ratboy* didn't like it too much.
 
*Go to Google Image Search, and type AndyGanteks ;)

Wow you're still mad about that? :lol:

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:38 PM

My crew would most definitely be interested.  :^: 

 

But I'm not sure if any "real" competition lies here.  :lol:  Would anyone like to prove me wrong?  :cool: 


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:31 PM Edited by T0X1C, 03 January 2014 - 06:34 PM.

We also recommend socializing among some of the other groups and the OGA. In order to know who you're voting for, you've got to meet 'em. Set up some multiplayer games. Chat in their topics. Have fun!   Annnnnnnnnd..... GO!

  Last time I tried that I got banned for 2 weeks, the ratboy* didn't like it too much. *Go to Google Image Search, and type AndyGanteks ;)
Wow you're still mad about that? :lol:
Just looking for reassurance that we can participate in this event without incurring a ban, you know, since Aj has been banned and our topic locked for "socialising" with other crews in the past :monocle:

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:32 PM Edited by A J, 03 January 2014 - 06:34 PM.

 

 

We also recommend socializing among some of the other groups and the OGA. In order to know who you're voting for, you've got to meet 'em. Set up some multiplayer games. Chat in their topics. Have fun!
 
 
 
Annnnnnnnnd..... GO!

 
 
Last time I tried that I got banned for 2 weeks, the ratboy* didn't like it too much.
 
*Go to Google Image Search, and type AndyGanteks ;)

 

Wow you're still mad about that? :lol:

 

 

Not mad, just pointing out how f*cked up this forum is, and just how pathetic certain Yardies are.

 

If I remember correctly, Greasepalms was trying to organise a get together, and I merely asked if I could join, next thing I'm hit with a 2 week ban for posting in the topic.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:58 PM

Yeah we don't make the rules but if the Mods are encouraging socializing in each others topics then I don't see a problem in Damned lads posting in our topic unless you're trying to cause trouble of course.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:58 AM

Looking forward to participating. What's the difference between the multiplayer gang vote and and OGA vote?


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:49 PM Edited by Johnny Playert, 04 January 2014 - 05:23 PM.

That all sounds lovely and very dandy but why don't y'all just skip the whole thing and give it to The Yardies already heh

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

 

You know Sam, it doesn't help to boast a gang when you're a part of one. 
 
Ya big silly.
 


It's not like I have much of a choice. I can't name just one gang and the only 2008 gangs I can think of are AoD and Yardies, I think D12 might be but I can't remember. I think people will get the point though.

 

Correct. We've been part of GTAF since June 2008. :)

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:59 AM Edited by T0X1C, 06 January 2014 - 11:46 AM.

Umm question. What if one gang wins the OGA vote, another gang wins the gang vote and a different gang wins the competition? They all have one 1st, one 2nd and one 3rd place finish at the end.

Another question, can you only vote for gangs on your platform?

Bonus question, will there be one Xbox gang and one PS3 gang given OGA status?

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:00 PM

Disclaimer: I am not a staff member so this just stuff that I've picked up in the threads in the public and private areas. If any staff member wants to correct these answers then go for it :)

 

Umm question. What if one gang wins the OGA vote, another gang wins the gang vote and a different gang wins the competition? They all have one 1st, one 2nd and one 3rd place finish at the end.

Another question, can you only vote for gangs on your platform?

Bonus question, will there be one Xbox gang and one PS3 gang given OGA status?

I think that's obviously very unlikely, but if it does happen member votes will be held above the multiplayer tournament result.

 

No you aren't restricted to gangs on your own platform.

 

No, only one gang will be given official status as far as I know.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:20 PM

This will be fun. Good luck to all participants.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:38 PM

Umm question. What if one gang wins the OGA vote, another gang wins the gang vote and a different gang wins the competition? They all have one 1st, one 2nd and one 3rd place finish at the end.

Then no one gets in and we throw a party.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:46 PM Edited by Rewas514, 06 January 2014 - 08:50 PM.

I knew OGA don't want any newbies (new competitors).. So predictable.

 

But mp gangs won't give up and one of them will become the new legend of GTAForums. I can already hear AMF crying..


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:03 PM

I want to find out which gang these elitist OGA c*nts least want to become an OGA and vote for them. 





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