As threatened, we're back from our hiatus with our restructured EF. After long discussions involving not only the EF, but the entire High Command of the AJSA, we've ended up with a new concept, that we're confident will allow a more diverse gaming atmosphere. Also those of you familiar with how console events are run will probably note some similarities between the EF and the console events...
EF Event Structure
An issue with the old EF was that we took a game, hosted it for a month and then were never able to rehost it, meaning at times we had to decide against hosting the games we liked, as we feared there was a better time for the one shot we had with it. Well no more!
We have lifted this clause of the EF and ulitmately redefined what the EF should focus on. Whilst in the old days, it was conceptiualized to elaborate different games for their suitability as an Official Game for the AJSA, we've now decided that the EF would integrate with the wider PC gaming. Now (quite similar to the consoles), we're hosting a different game every week, with the option to repeat popular games during the coming months (or whenever we feel like it). Usually these official EF events will be hosted during our usual time slot on every Saturday at 9pm BST/4pm EDT, however Game Hosts are free to alter that time to better suit their ability to host.
Aside from that, game hosts are encouraged to host smaller, more casual events during the off hours, whenever they have time and a game they want to test (Keep a lookout in the looking_for_group channel on Discord). Aside from that, we encourage members to also look for mates to join them in a game; maybe not as an event, but as a few mates gaming together,
The EF Command Structure
With the relaunched EF, we're relying on Game Hosts. During the relaunch Brandykins1982 has stepped back from the EF to better focus on her new roles and Stream Team Captain and Commander, we wish her all the best of luck. We are relying on other members of the AJSA leadership, as well as our old guard for this new role, whilst I (Conan) oversee the game hosts and the running of the EF. Whilst we have our standard cadre of game hosts, we're also collaborating with other members of the AJSA leadership to fill in for this role on different occasions, though they will not partake in hosting events on a consistent basis. As such the current game hosts, which will host games on a more or less frequent basis are:
Primary Game Hosts:
Secondary Game Hosts:
The list of game hosts is open for other people to join our ranks. To become a game host we'd like to see:
- Regular attendance of EF events
- Good command of the English language (a mic of decent quality is a must)
- Initiative in successfully hosting smaller unofficial sessions with other players
Provided you fulfil the basic requirements, we may either approach you or you can approach us. We will then go ahead and evaluate your character and leadership potential and - provided we like what we see - start grooming you for the position of a game host.
Event Schedule for August
Saturday, the 5th
Event: Rocket League
Time: 11 pm BST/ 6 pm EDT
Saturday, the 12th
Event: Planetside 2
Time: 9 pm BST/ 4 pm EDT
Saturday, the 19th
Time: 7 pm BST/ 2 pm EDT
Saturday, the 26th
Event: League of Legends
Time: 9 pm BST/ 4 pm EDT
Edited by Conan