CotM New : gtavcrews "Featured Crews"

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  1. Nugsy 1

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    So you may be wondering what's happening with Crew of the Month?

    Well you can see for yourselves that it has lost interest of late. It had become a snapmatic competition which is not what it should have been.

    It also became bi-monthly due to forum numbers, but that never sat right ... It was "Crew of the Month".

    Therefore we are moving with the times and calling an end to the Crew of the Month.

    Not to worry though, it's being replaced with something more fitting :



    GTAVCrews.com's "FEATURED CREW"
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    This will be run in much the same way as "CotM" used to be run. i.e. The staff here will choose which crew gets the honours.

    It will be open for all to win and will be awarded on an "as and when" basis, not necessarily on a monthly basis.

    We will be looking for a number of things, among which will be a good looking crew (obviously), forum activity, thread quality and more.

    This way, a fairly new and smaller crew has the same chance as an established, R* featured larger crew.

    We will be looking to first award this around the turn of the month.

    As with CotM, the winning crew will be featured with a stickied thread, Facebook exposure,
    potentially a video and the leader gets
    Elite Membership for their reign.

    Whilst this is not a monthly thing, the winning crew will get at least 1 calendar month as a featured crew.
    We won't award it again within that time. You could be a few months on top - who knows?
  2. GameOvaries954

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    Is it going to be a voting system/poll like before?
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    Nope, back to staff selection. Some crews have the numbers to rig votes. Why should they have an advantage over a well structured 6 man crew?
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    No offense but possible staff favoritism or bias.
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    Yeah you don't want to be putting us off you.

    If you're talking about me & the MC, take a step back. I'll not be able to vote for my own, which puts us at a bigger disadvantage than any other crew. Doing this favours all but my crew so I don't care for your potential bias concerns.
    We're grown-ups. We can and always did choose fairly.
  6. Hellsmercenary

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    We check each other regularly. Favoritism or bias is possible in anything. Typically when we vote we vote with an explanation of the vote. I can think of 5 active staff members with clearly different perceptions of the website and the people who participate in it.
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    Another pitfall is thinking that a person has figured out how the staff thinks.

    I'm grateful for the switch. Personally I never had a chance with the snapmatics. And all my ideas to change that event ran into cross platform compatibility issues. I see this can broaden the possibility of merit based win. Snapmatics were great, the ppl who setup the shots and executed them were skillful. But I'm glad that there will be more ways to shine in other aspects of GTA
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    Some of us don't even think.
    That banhammer's like a nervous twitch for me.
    I may ban myself one of these days just for the fuck of it.
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    Thank you for your explanations, and clarifications. I was not aware of the constraints that the staff had towards your own crews and just wanted to see how fair you guys are in the selection process. Now can I ask what you meant by well structured.

    I don't want the staff to see these questions as accusations or scrutinizing your processes just interested to see how it works and if a normal crew has a chance against an MC/roleplay crew.
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    There will be many aspects to choosing a winner, so all crews large and small are in with a chance.
    A well structured crew, to me, personally means a crew with a clear identity and a good management system/team. Events, itineraries etc all help show structure in my eyes.
    I've seen one-man startup crews show good 'structure'.
    But let's not dwell on that word, it's just one word that only I have thrown in. We each have our criteria.

    Let me be abundantly clear - ALL crews stand a chance on any platform, whether MC, RP or just fighting or grinding crews.

    Tip for all : Get noticed!
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    I love the idea, seems like this site has been making a bit of a revival. I hope we can get past the issues that occurred over this recent week and move forward to make this site into a clean and competitive community.
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    Awe I had fun doing the snaps but I understand that it wasn't really what COTM should be about and that with the poll voting larger crews have an advantage. I do hope that we can still do a snapmatic competition here and there just for fun.
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    Why the hell not? Just for fun... Yeah we'll do something.
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    Nugsy/Hellsmercenary you coming in the lobbies to see the crews in action, introduce yourselves hang with them for a while, chew the fat, see whats what , have a cup of tea ?
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    Gotta say I'm liking this idea a lot more
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    I wouldn't mind I'm on Xbox if anyone cares to play with me and I'm around I'm glad to.
    I'm ass in free aim tho that and I have difficulty not killing people
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    No. We're both Xbox and to visit those would be unfair to PS/PC crews. We can only go by what we see on the ol' interweb.
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    I was very dismissive of this. TBH it has been known in the past but it's not something we can realistically offer as part of the package.

    1) The platform problem : Hells', IG & I are XB1. I think Persh is PS4. Not sure about Oneshot.
    I have made a 'just in case' character on PC but I only generally do SP mods on that. I've a 360 somewhere, don't know of any staff PS3's.
    It may be difficult to get someone on this. I don't want to be saying to my crew "I'm off with another crew tonight lads".

    2) Timezones : I'm on UK time. A crew running Pacific time may kick off at 4am my time.

    3) Meeting : It could take a week just to get a suitable time for both parties. You may say to your crew "everyone be on Wednesday night" but only have 3 or 4 turn up.
    Then it turns out that the staff member can't make it after all, or the old "I thought you meant Eastern time" happens.

    For these reasons we can't list a crew meet as part of the package, but you never know - an invite may be accepted if it was extended?
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    The idea behind this was to hop from lobby to lobby, on spec, fly on the wall see what crews are up to, it will be too much of a ball ache to organise meet ups. I am assuming this will be a long term thing so crews can be observed over time not just in 5 minutes. It would not be fair to expect staff to give up their game time but in a lobby they might just see a crew and think you know what they aint too bad, and make a few enquiries like you said on the interweb. Anyway just think about it no idea is a bad idea unless its a shit one.

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