Well we skipped right over the Q2 update, didn’t we? This COVID-19 business really screwed up my routine, I’m sure that can be said for a lot of us.
teamRDYK.com has undergone some changes, continues to try and modify/tweak our Supercell community. Some of them I feel went well, others maybe not so much. Engagement is a key piece of ensuring a community thrives, stays together. teamRDYK is entering in it’s second year of existence. Starting from one clan we have now grown to 30 clans across Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, and Brawl Stars. We have a truly global footprint with folks from all areas of the world providing perspective and insight into not only the games we love to play but also the news and current affairs. It’s humbling to see how far we have come together.
And it is even more humbling to know that we still say true to our main core value of builder each other up – Not putting each other down.
We recently announced our Q4 event to close out 2020, and I am really excited for this one. We have some great prizes to give away – Gift cards – Everyone’s favorite! It’s also a great and fun time to mingle and meet other members of the community and clans that you otherwise wouldn’t interact with. Meet new folks? Yep! Learn new strats? Yep! Have an awesome experiene? You know it!
That is what we’re all about!
Alba has been a key part of building out our Clash Royale branch, and has grown it from 1 clan to 10. This would not have been possible without his leadership capabilities and eye for talent. This is why it is important to say that Alba has decided to step down from the board and focus on other areas of his life. He is still on Discord, but it was time for him to explore other things. I am grateful to have met him and play along side him and we at teamRDYK wish him nothing but the best.
Looking forward into 2021 brings opportunities. How can we best continue to grow our community? How do we deal with the blazing dumpster fire that is Clan Wars II in Clash Royale? What can we do to help deliver the best out of game experience for players who love to enjoy Supercell games? These are some of the questions we’ll be tackling as we go into the new year.
To close out this leadership update, I want to give a special thanks to each and every one of you who help make teamRDYK as great as it is. Thank YOU for helping us be the best we can be and let’s keep on rocking!
This will be a traditional NO DIP Draft War – ALL Town Hall levels are able to participate! There will be three ten dollar gift cards for iOS or Android up for grabs! Special thanks to Aditya for our SWEET event logo!
What is a NO DIP Draft War?
FIRST: No dip means that you must hit your TH level – TH10 vs TH10; TH13 vs TH13 – No hitting up or down! SECOND: Draft war means that players are picked by the Team Leaders and it will be LIVE STREAMED! THIRD: All heros MUST be up! All POTIONS and BOOSTS are allowed!
Let’s GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dates and timing of the event: Weekend of 11/13: Signups open Weekend of 11/27: Signups close Week of 11/30: Team Leaders picked Week of 12/7: Live draft 12/10, 12/11: Players move to Clans 12/12: Prep day 12/13: War!!
Whoopsie .. You may have noticed that our website was down for a bit. Migrating WordPress sites from one host to another, something which I admittedly thought would be easy, proved to be quite the giant pain in the ass.
I ended up having to create my own database table, my own database import scripts, and manually re-upload the content images and theme customization config to get it just right. BUT – WE ARE BACK ONLINE! I know we had a number of folks who were looking to apply to join the community, if you’re still interested feel free to drop in an application!
I’ll post a Q3 update in a bit as there has been some changes, but our Q3 Event is happening in JUST A FEW DAYS! Let’s get ready for some FUN and thank YOU for being a part of it!
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The teamRDYK and Rebel Riot Alliance are teaming up and offering a Clash Royale Event!
This will be played in the style of 3 out of 5 wins in a bracket style tournament mode! We are not going to utilize the in-game tournament style play as we are a global community and time zones will be difficult to sync up.
Rules: 1) ALL players who sign up MUST be on Discord 2) ALL battles will be fought in Friendly mode which caps cards at Level 9 3) Winner of battles will be BEST 3 out of 5 matches 4) Deck changes per battle IS allowed 5) Spectating from a second device is NOT allowed – 3rd party spectators who want to watch the match IS allowed!
This tournament will be broken down in a BRACKET style, where each player who wins progresses further towards Victory!
Another quarter has gone by, another Leadership Update! In keeping with the continued faith of posting consistent quarterly updates as to what teamRDYK has done and providing transparency on where we’re going next, here we go! There’s shorter term goals and longer terms goals as the ship continues to move forward. Before we dive into all of that, there are two things that I would like to preface this post with:
I hope that each of you, your families, and your friends are safe during this tumultuous time of uncertainty. I remain positive – And you should too – That we WILL get through this!
If you celebrate Easter, I wish you and yours an enjoyable holiday with laughter and a positive outlook on the future.
I think we’re all aware of COVID-19, so I’ll spare everyone. teamRDYK is alive and well. We’ve grown quite a bit since December. In a single quarter we gained five clans to hit twenty-five clans as part of our overall global Supercell Community. Better still, while we are accepting external clans and encourage those with the appropriate culture to apply (You can learn more here), we have developed an internal growth pipeline. Healthy? Indeed. We just crossed 1,000 members in our Discord! Leaders from across our clans share ideas, similar passions, and it leads to a benefit for all players who enjoy Supercell games.
We have matured some of our processes, and we continue to refine and make them better through feedback and self reflection. We’re now using Google Forms for external clan applicants and event signups. We’re using a standardized scouting process. We’re using an internal forum for review with voting taking place afterwards. From a single clan we’ve blossomed, TOGETHER, into a well oiled machine. I love the community which we have established which remains true to our absolute number one priority: Focusing on building each other UP — NOT putting each other down.
We’ve had our share of troubles, like clans breaking Supercell Terms of Service for account trading/selling, trolls, and some folks who want us to fail. And they were promptly dealt with and removed. We’ve also had our share of failures, such as trying to re-architect our infamous Discord #lobby. But in the end there is something beautiful about our #lobby – A melting pot for all – Players of those in our clans – But also players just looking for a place to chill. How cool to see what we have built.
Another key establishment in our levels of overall community maturity is the running of quarterly events. We’ve now got a rhythm going. We’ve done live streaming, we’ve had cash prizes — But most importantly: We’ve had FUN! There’s a TON of ideas for future events and we will CONTINUE to offer QUARTERLY events. Our strength is in each of YOU! Without you guys making our community so vibrant, we wouldn’t be able to offer such great events. The future looks as bright as ever!
As we look ahead, there’s some further technical integrations we’ll be making to bolster our community that much more. Bots: We have several in play right now, but we also have our very own in house developed teamRDYK.com BetaBot which offers various Clash of Clans commands with more in the works. This bot is fully accessible to clans both part of our community and not. Town hall breakdowns, Player Profiles, CWL stats – Fully 100% open to ALL clans. Interested in seeing how it works? Drop by our Discord and check it out! 😀
The overall Leadership at teamRDYK is simply different from other clan families you may have experienced. We’re comprised of level headed, mature individuals with a truly global foot print. We’re focused on building and fostering a sense of community. We’re not interested in those who wish to be malicious, bully, or be mean to anyone. At the very core of what we have is our culture, and it bears repeating because it is that important: We’re focused on building each other UP – NOT putting each other down.
Last but not least: Some nerdy technical stuff – Website stats. What do they look like? There’s two sets of stats which we have to look at. We put in place HTTP to HTTPS redirects, and over the interim we’ll need to report on both until HTTP is fully migrated out. The results? I’m surprised to be honest.
For March 2020 we had almost TEN THOUSAND unique visitors. That’s CRAZY! And better yet – We do NOT and WILL NOT monetize our website! Our website is used for Event Planning, Community News, and there are plans for expansion into new areas in the future!
To close our this quarterly update, I’d like to again thank each of YOU for helping make our community as awesome as it is! I’m truly humbled and inspired by all of you that have helped to build where we are today – and I’m excited for what we’ll do next! So if you haven’t checked us out yet, and you’re looking to join a Global Supercell Gaming Community focused on building each other up – NOT putting each other down? Look no further – Stop by and get to know us! https://discord.gg/jQQCm5B
Be well, stay safe, and let’s keep on going!
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We have a number of clans who apply to join the family. Our community members take time to learn more about each clan, see what they’re about, and most importantly ensure that they will fit into our developed culture. Needless to say, we turn a lot of clans down from being listed as part of our team!
Having said that, these two clans are our latest additions in joining this community!
SMN Indians and Dream Team 2.0 — WELCOME!!
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To preface this, I want to make sure it is absolutely clear that teamRDYK and the community we are developing is 100% FAIR PLAY. Any deviations from Supercell Terms of Service is obviously a no-no. While members of Da Bomb and Terra Bomber may have found themselves displaced from the teamRDYK family, those who were not partaking were and continue to be allowed to move into other clans within the family.
With the dust now settled, I want to offer full transparency on the events that led to some clan leadership changes, the departure of LadyB, and the removal of Terra Bomber from being part of our Team. We recently learned that multiple individuals were attempting to poach members from clans within our family.
This was done by some two-faced individuals who fooled even myself. The grief was too much for what had happened, and LadyB decided to leave the family entirely. Perhaps one day she will be back, there was no bad blood or ill will – It was her own decision. Terra Bomber lost it’s Leadership (LadyB) overnight and doomaster is attempting to pick up the pieces. Him and Lackyshu are fighting the good fight in putting it back together, and we are in early talks to establish their new clan within our family upon members moving over. If that happens, time will tell.
While the amount of trolls we have received has grown ever higher, it was decided to enact a plan that would essentially firewall or close off the #lobby as well as other channels to individuals without an assigned role. This would allow us to vet out individuals who may not meet our culture. However, after enacting the welcome-center, it was decided not to pursue such an option, realizing that an open lobby for current and new members, with the occasional troll, adds to the fun and overall experience that is the lobby.
teamRDYK is ran by individuals who enjoy building this community for fun, in the hopes of creating a safe, enjoyable, and relaxed atmosphere for gamers to relax. It is folks like YOU who make this community as great as it is, and the experience that has happened is something to learn from, but sadly it must be realized there will always be people out there who want to troll and cause havoc. Onwards and forwards we go, and apologies for the disruption if it affected you.
Furthermore, it has come to our attention that Da Bomb, led by xtCameron and Crystal, were actively engaged in activities which are not only against Supercell’s Terms of Service, but also goes against the very culture which we have developed. This includes Clan Trading, Account Trading, and possibly Account Stealing. With this said, I would like to make it VERY clear: That has NO place here. teamRDYK is PROUD to be Fair Play. HELP us carry that torch forward!
What are we doing to remediate this? – We are DELISTING Da Bomb from being part of teamRDYK. – We are BANNING xTCameron and Crystal from teamRDYK Discord. – We are REMOVING all Roles, Channels, and Bots associated built up over time.
What are we doing for members/leaders of Da Bomb who are not familiar? – You are welcome to join another clan of the family. We understand that most, if not all, members/leaders had no idea what was happening.
Thank YOU for submitting your artwork!! If you don’t see yours here – Contact me ASAP and we’ll get it updated! The board will review the artwork and vote on the FINAL FOUR!! Winner will receive a ten dollar iOS or Google Play Gift Card!!
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