Welcome to the Angry Joe Show Army!
Join our community of gamers passionate about our community and our hobby! Whether it's playing, discussing, or watching games, regardless of platform, genre, or location, we have a place for you, always!
The AJSA Playstation 4 Division: Game Nights and More!
The AJSA is on Playstation 4! Join us for weekly Game Nights with a selection of the best games the PS4 has to offer!
The AJSA Xbox One Division: We Got You Covered!
The AJSA Xbox One Division is ready to connect with you on XBox Live with a ton of events for the best Xbox games!
The Best News from the Best Sites, Every Week.
The AJSA News Collection Team is hard at work condensing a week's worth of news into one giant-sze digest for you to chew on and discuss! Links to source articles are always provided!
The AJSA Expeditionary Force: Deploying to Play the Best PC Games!
The elite vanguard of the AJSA, the Expeditionary Force (EF) chooses a new PC game every week! Join us for weekly events and help decide if the game has a future in the AJSA.
Streaming Now: The AJSA Stream Team
Joe can't stream every game, but our talented AJSA Stream Team covers a wide variety of games and personalities! Check them out, and show them some AJSA Love!
The AJSA Community YouTube Channel
Featuring news, gameplay clips, and more from the community! The Community is a chance to showcase the best moments in AJSA Gaming!
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Psykogrl in Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Info
The Closed Beta for Sea of Thieves has been announced; It will be starting on 12pm GMTJanuary 24 and run until 8 am GMT January 29. That works out to:
· Eastern Standard Time (EST):
7am on Wednesday 24th January to 3am on Monday 29th January
· Central Standard Time (CST):
6am on Wednesday 24th January to 2am on Monday 29th January
· Pacific Standard Time (PST):
4am on Wednesday 24th January to 12am on Monday 29th January
Anyone who was in the technical Alpha, as well as anyone who has preordered the game, will have access to the Beta. Rare has announced on their website, Twitter and Facebook that the NDA that was in place for the Alpha is lifted for the Beta; This means you are allowed to take and post screenshots and stream your play. They just ask that you tag it "Sea of Thieves" so that they can share selected ones on their social media as well. However, you still cannot share any screenshots from the Alpha; that is still under the NDA.
Happy sailing, and hope to see you there!
QwiK liked a post in a topic by DoctorEvil in Rank Your Top 10 PC Games of 2017!
We want your opinion on what the best PC Games of 2017 were! Using a list of nominated games taken from a cross section of the AJSA, it's up to you to rank them for the final list!!
Start the survey here:
QwiK liked a post in a topic by AlexClunan in Hello, new here
Hey everyone, great community you have here. Ive been a fan of Angry Joe for years, love the content, awesome reviews. Im 34 years old, i have a 14 yr old son. I play most games on PS4. My username is Ally-C-83 feel free to add me. Thanks guys
One more thing, i started a petition to remove gambling and pay to win from EA Sports games, where is best to post it?
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Daishudo in Hello Im Daishudo
HELLO ALL! I am new to the Angry Army here, but I have been watching Angry Joe for years! I love all of his content. Some more than others of course. I am happy Angry Joe taking a break from some content. He needs and has deserved this for a long time coming. Honestly Joe take a vacation from everything for at least a week. Maybe Other Joe or Delrith can make some content while you take a well deserved rest.
Anyway, I am happy I finally signed up and am looking forward to playing some ps4 titles with Joe himself and the rest of the Army! Hail Angry Army!
QwiK liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in So, uh...I wrote a book
Beyond that I'm hesitant to say more without moderator approval.
But yeah, I wrote a sci-fi action adventure book. Unfortunately it is currently only available in US and Canada because I really don't know enough about foreign markets yet.
I guess I'm actually asking if anyone here has ever tried to sell a product and can provide some tips. Or maybe we have some closet storytellers here and they've been holding out on us!
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Conan in The Restructured EF
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:
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
QwiK liked a post in a topic by JosephA7X in Hello, I'm Joe XD
Just introducing myself on the forums, I'm also a Joe, and I've a reputation for being angry too. Decided to be more involved with this community after watching the Angry Joe Show for over 3 years and remaining silent, but with the recent turmoil, well, I don't want the show to go away or otherwise be negatively affected. Not that I expect that to happen, but just wanted to get out and show some support.
Brandykins1982 liked a post in a topic by QwiK in Commander Brandykins, Least Angry Member of the Angry Army
Congrats and good luck in your new job!
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Brandykins1982 in Commander Brandykins, Least Angry Member of the Angry Army
I cannot BELIEVE it's been two years since I've joined the Angry Joe Show Army forums, and two years, as of August 11th, since I became a member of the AJSA Stream Team! I applied and Ravenfist89 and Tons0Fun invited me to be a member, and...it's been such a wild and exciting ride, and I've enjoyed every minute of it. To be part of a group of amazing people and to be able to stream with people who make me laugh and who I have a good time playing games with--it's the best times and the best fun in the world.
So, you may be wondering (again or for the first time), "Who the heck is this weird person?" Well, I am Brandy, or Brandykins, whatever you want to call me! I just recently became promoted to the AJSA Commander because my name was randomly pulled out of a hat and I do jobs good.
The REAL story is that I am the AJSA Stream Team Captain. I'm the one you see post the bimonthly Stream Team Articles, and I'm the one who keeps the Stream Team organized and herds up all the Stream Team members with my Lasso of Whatever. And just recently I was asked to be an AJSA Commander because...yeah. I do jobs good! I also consider myself the least angry member because I yell, but not a whole lot? I guess?
Hello to you all, again or for the first time.
It's great to meetcha.
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Underfire319 in "Underfire319" has entered the fray!
ive been watching Angry Joe's content for the last 3 years on YouTube and I gotta say, JOE BUSTS HIS BUTT to deliver quality content for all his viewers. I can't believe that all those haters are going nucking futz over him taking a vacation. He has been doing this for longer than some channels have been around. I don't agree with everything he says, but that doesn't mean that I'm gonna downvote a video for that reason. This is his job. This is how he is able to make a living. Any job you take in customer service, manufacturing, hell even telemarketing will give you at least a week paid vacation once a year. Give the man a break.
Joe, do what you gotta do. All of us who truly support you will still be here when you get back.
QwiK liked a post in a topic by MajorSphinct in Hey guys! Hang in there Joe!!!
Hey Guys, I just got this account just so I could hopefully get a post to Joe and friends to tell them hang in there.
Obviously, you have a lot of love from a lot of people. It sucks to become troll bait.
I'm one of those guys that never reads comments---like most people. I think Joe ought to consider just turning comments back on and letting his fans fight for him. Ignoring trolls is the most effective way to deal with them. By leaving comments turned off, you are creating a negative buzz about it. I believe there would be no buzz after too long, if you just turned them back on.
Negative people need fuel to thrive. Stay positive brother
Thanks for all the great content over the years!!!
QwiK liked a post in a topic by paperdragon in Hello!
I have been watching Angry Joe for a few months now, and finally decided to make an account!
I enjoy playing games like Overwatch, but I haven't gotten very far in it because solo-queing quickplay can only be fun for so long.
What drives me to play games is achievements. Achievements drive me through any obstacles, even bad games. I have about 1k on steam, and i plan to get a lot further.
I have two cats that are my world, and sit on my feet when i game, so I feel like they are as part of a gaming experience as my hands and keyboard
I hope to have fun here!
X3105 liked a post in a topic by QwiK in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Early Testing!
Check this Shit Out its gonna be amazing. Beta Testing is coming this year idk when precisely but soon! Make sure you register to this website if you want have a chance to play it early!: NOT ANNOUNCED YET
NOTE: Once they will make another announcement i will inform you ASAP,so comeback to this post regularly to see if the link is added!
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Mladenius Maximus in [Black Desert Online] NA Guild Status / Invites
Wei got Permission from Dr. Evil to rebuild BDO Guild so i will make new one and after we have 10 members we will get our channel on AJSA Discord , since game was recently released on Steam we still have chance to grow guild. I know many people thing game is p2w but in the end skill and gear and play 2 win is what is maters.Is anyone interested together to build . ''Seph'' I will add you in friend list in BDO if you still play. If anyone is interested reply in comments ,whisper me in AJSA Discord its Mladenius or Whisp me ingame my family name is Maxiimuss.
Tthe daily pay has to be collected manually. This can be done in the guild window (hotkey: G).
Pay will increase in in future when we have more founds and when member activity is:
50K activity = 100K silver
65K activity = 200K silver
80K activity = 300K silver
100K activity = 500K silver
Every +100K activity = +500K silver
QwiK liked a post in a topic by MarcinKlosowski in Music&Sound Composing
lately I discovered that Angry Joe used my soundtrack in the intro of his "Game of Thrones" review and I'm so happy about that, I'm composing music for almost 15 years now and this is huge privilege and awesome recommendation for my work. If someone of you guys need some music for your Twitch / Youtube channels or other stuff I can create unique soundtracks for you, if your project is interesting enough I will be able to create even for free, I'm so happy that I can collaborate with this awesome community. Here are some of my works and my portfolio. Feel free to contact me if interested. Regards, Marcin Klosowski
Here is my portfolio on audiojungle:
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in New Member's Guide and Contacts
Where To Find AJSA Content and Information
AJSA Code of Conduct
AJSA Gaming Youtube
AJSA Gaming Twitch Channel
Currently Active Games (Thread coming soon)
Expeditionary Force (PC Game Events)
AJSA PS4 Division (new management coming soon)
AJSA Xbox One Guidebook
Current AJSA Admin, Moderators, and Officers
What follows is an explanation of what you can do on the forums and how to get involved with our console divisions.
Using the Forums and the AJSA Discord
In order to prevent spam or people advertising, new accounts are only allowed to make two posts during their first 24 hours of membership, once the 24 hours are up you will be able to post normally. Use that first day to take a look around the forums, check out the upcoming events we are planning to run, join the AJSA Discord channel, join the console groups if the option is available to you, and to personalize your profile.
How To: After joining the AJSA forums you can customize your profile by adding an avatar, signature, banner, and edit your about me section. By clicking on your username on the top right of the screen you can access a drop down menu where you can go to your profile or edit your account settings. If you click on profile you will be taken to your main profile page, an avatar can be uploaded by clicking on the "profile photo" button to the left of your username. To the right of your profile name is an edit profile and cover photo button, clicking on edit profile will open a tab where you can edit your information and about me setting, clicking on cover photo will allow you to upload a banner to your profile that will appear behind your banner. Choosing the account management button from your profile drop down menu will take you to a page where you can change your email, your password, and where you can edit a signature that will appear on the bottom of all your forum posts (please keep the length of your signature within reason).
The link to join the AJSA Discord can always be found in this thread and as the pinned tweet of the AJSA Twitter account. Once Discord is installed you can edit your avatar, profile, and voice settings by clicking on the gear icon near the bottom left of the app.
Where To: When creating threads on our forums please try to post things in the correct section, if something is placed in the wrong area a moderator or admin will move your thread to the correct place. The General Discussion forum is the place to talk about things that don't have their own dedicated section, you might talk about company news, a rumored game announcement that doesn't have an exclusive platform or genre attached to it, your favorite game mechanics, boss fights, stories, etc. Under the General section you can find sub-forums for off-topic discussions, which is where posts that have nothing to do with video games or the game industry go, and the AngryJoeShow section which is where discussions on Joe's content are to be posted. Community Content has sections for you to post your own work, this can include art, video content, written reviews, or links and schedules for times that you stream games. The Crowdfunding Campaigns forum is the place to share video game fundraising campaigns that you are interested in, these can cover sites like Kickstarter, Fig, Indiegogo, etc. Platform Gaming Central is for discussions on platform specific game events, to discuss news and updates focused on an individual platform, discussions of console exclusive games, if you want to talk about a specific version of a game, and tech help can be found in the PC section. Last Gens is the place to discuss any console or handheld games or systems from the 360/PS3/PSP era and before. Genre Gaming Central is the place to discuss PC games and multi-platform titles, if there is not a specific forum for the genre of the game you want to talk about or the game involves multiple genres use the Other Games section. Board & Role-Playing Games Central are for discussions of board and tabletop games.
The AJSA Discord includes multiple text and voice channels. The Announcements section is only able to be posted in by AJSA Admin and will be used to let everyone in the Discord know about upcoming gaming events, new articles on the AJSA homepage, important updates, and when Joe posts new reviews. General is the place to chat with other members. We have rooms to post videos and images, a place to talk about movies and TVs, and a spoiler room if you want to discuss plot elements of recently released games, movies, or TV episodes. The AJSA_Help room is for asking for help if you need to know something about the AJSA, if you need tech help, help with Discord, or have a similar issue you want to find help with. Stream_Team_Streams are for our Stream Team members to post announcements when their streams start. The General voice chat room is a place to go if you just want to talk to other members about games or random topics, the Gaming Rooms are for people to get together to play games at any time, and the other voice rooms are typically named after and reserved for our PC gaming events.
Joining the Console Divisions
Playstation: New management coming soon.
Xbox: If you're interested in joining the Xbox One Division, no matter where you heard or found out about us there are a variety of ways for you to get involved and get started gaming with fellow members of the community. First and foremost, make sure you read and understand the Code of Conduct. This is what makes sure that we can game in a comfortable and fun environment!
Gamertag List: To get started, you can add your name (and games you like to play) to our Official Xbox One Gamertag List. This allows you to add other members right away and for people to add you as well. Event Schedule & Gaming Activities: Check out our Weekly Events schedule. This is a guaranteed way for you to game quickly with and meet members of the community. These events are avenues for us to game, talk, laugh and have a good time in an organized group. Each event is led and organized by the 'Host'. The host is the person responsible for that event and is in charge of the group activities. They will make sure you are accounted for and get you in the group to play. Event Calendar: All AJSA events, including Xbox Weekly Events, are posted in the AJSA Event Calendar. We update the Xbox events for the week every Monday (EST). Division Information: To learn more about the Xbox One Division and joining our AJSA Xbox Club, check out our Xbox One Division Information thread. Host information, staff details, and other aspects of the Division are explained. Any questions? Need help? Don't hesitate to contact Xbox Commander Rune on the forums [@RuneX] , on Discord [Rune#5424] or on Xbox Live [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya].
Current AJSA Council and Commanders
Tons0fun: Tons0fun is a member of the AJSA Council, his role is to oversee AJSA Commanders, serve as a link between Angry Joe and the AJSA, and approve or disapprove of decisions regarding the higher level management of the community and business decisions. If you are having an issue with the community always contact the Commander that oversees that area before attempting to contact him.
DoctorEvil: Hello, as a member of the AJSA Council, I oversee the commanders and serve as a link between Angry Joe and the Command Staff. I also run the AJSAGaming Twitter and manage things on the official AngryJoeShow Twitch Channel. Contact about most things should be directed to the Commanders below for their respective divisions, but if you have an issue with a current commander, that can be directed to me.
Legolas_Katarn: Apart from updating our CoC and introduction threads, my job here is mainly to oversee the forums and Discord, our moderators, and to answer questions relating to the site or moderation concerns. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to do something on the site, if you need something for your account changed, want to know if we allow a certain kind of post, want to know where to post something, etc and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Do not send me messages about Lord of the Rings or Star Wars (unless it has some relevance to my role here), I don't care about either franchise, and why this is my name can be found on my profile. I also put together the AJSA This Week In Gaming articles.
Brandykins1982: Brandkins1982 is both a member of and in charge of managing the AJSA Stream Team.
Jayson's Rage: Jayson works on our AJSA Gaming Youtube channel, creating videos that can include highlights and montages of PC or console game events, AJSA news updates, and AJSA podcasts. He is also a member of the AJSA Stream Team.
Doshka17: Former Xbox One lead and brought the original Xbox community together on both the 360 and the One.
Rune: Former Xbox One lead who took the position over after Doshka left.
Dogfish: Former moderator from the sites relaunch and former head moderator.
Seph: Former PC lead that worked with game officers to gauge interests for new events.
Eiousx: Formerly worked on hosting and finding people to host PC gaming events.
Conan: Formerly worked on hosting and overseeing members that were looking to host PC gaming events.
WITHASTICK: Former PS4 community lead and the person most responsible for its forming, also responsible for many of the site and article banners and images.
QwiK liked a post in a topic by MarcinKlosowski in I'm so happy because Joe used my music in his review ;)
First of all I want to say hello to everyone, I'm Angry Joe big fan for years and today I've discovered that Joe used one of my soundtracks in his "Game of Thrones" review and I'm so happy about that. The music in the intro is created by me and can be bought on audiojungle. I wanted to thank Joe personally, anyone have an idea, how to contact Joe? I've already message him on facebook and Twitter, but no response. Anyways, Greetings from Poland, Marcin Klosowski
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Askari2017 in Whats up
Hi guys. I've been subscribed to Joe for some time now and I thought it would be cool to join the AJSA. I'm a PS4 gamer with a Mac (inb4 'muh PC masterrace') and I enjoy strategy games, simulators and a variety of other games. I hope my time here will be filled with many exciting Multiplayer sessions!
QwiK liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in AJSA Code of Conduct
The AJSA Community was created as a way to organize and bring together both fans of Joe and those who are looking for a community. We want this community to be a friendly and welcoming place for anyone who wants to play and talk about games, ideally in a positive and/or constructive way. It is not a problem if you do not watch Joe's content, we will still be happy to have you as a member. Currently, the AJSA consists of this website, the AJSA Discord, Youtube channel, Twitter, Subreddit, Twitch channel, official clans and groups in a variety of PC games, and our active PS4 and Xbox One communities.
If you have just joined, after reading the Code of Conduct check the New Member's Guide to see how to get involved with the community.
Due to laws regarding the storage of information of minors and Joe's own channels being listed as being for users of 18+ years of age, we do not allow minors to join this community. This rule applies to this website, our Discord channel, and any official AJSA console or individual game groups/clans. Users wanting to participate in Twitch chat must comply with Twitch's stated age guidelines.
In order to stay a member you must abide by the following rules, which will apply in all the previously mentioned areas, and anywhere you are representing the AJSA. Members will be expected to maintain a mature and respectful attitude as your behavior fosters our reputation.
Harassment and Discrimination
The AJSA will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or harassment towards anyone. Members will respect others of any race, sexuality, gender identity and expression, nationality, religion, age, gaming ability, and community rank and will refrain from insulting anyone as having physical disabilities or mental disorders. Failure to do so will lead to you either being suspended or, more often, permanently removed from the community. Offensive stereotypes and generalizations towards the communities, countries, or organizations of others will result in moderation action against you. Making unwanted or random sexual or suggestive comments towards other members will lead to moderation. Insulting comments towards marginalized professions, such as sex workers, will lead to moderation or removal. Do not share or repeat phrases, actions, icons, or memes that have been created by, co-opted by, or that are frequently associated with harassment or hate groups, doing so can lead to removal from the community. Creating or sharing content made with an intent to lead to harassment of others will lead to moderation. Creating or sharing baseless or obviously slanderous content and hit pieces will see the content removed and will likely result in moderation or removal from the community. Attempting to start fights or to use the AJSA as your own personal army to attack other communities or individuals will lead to your removal. Threatening others will lead to your removal from the community. If you are representing the AJSA (have AJSA tags or an AJSA avatar, are a ranking member of the community, a member of our Stream Team, are sharing our content or event news, or are telling people you are a member) on social media, a different forum or Discord, Youtube, Twitch, etc and you are partaking in any of the above you will face moderation or removal.
Sharing videos or articles from people and websites who frequently engage in any of the above or that use their fans to do it for them will lead to the content being removed and moderation action against you, at the very least a warning not to post that kind of content again if there is reason to believe you were unaware. We have no desire to provide a platform for abusive people or to attract their fan-base here. In almost all cases, it is very easy to tell whose content wouldn't be allowed here due to the above paragraph. If their posted content involves frequent mentions of conspiracy theories, advocating for nationalism or war crimes, harassment and slander of others, frequent use of Chan /pol style memes, attempts at selling their audience brain enhancing pills, has an obvious focus on complaining about SJWs, snowflakes, feminism, the "gay agenda", virtue signaling, non white people being in or doing things in media, or if their social media or in person actions include the above then they are someone we don't want to provide a platform for. If you really enjoy and want to share their content then it would probably be best if you just left the community before you are inevitably removed anyway.
If ever you are subject to personal abuse by another AJSA member in the form of a personal message you are able to add a Moderator or Admin to the conversation, this will allow them to see what was done. We encourage you to do this as we take our members being subject to abuse very seriously. If someone is harassing you on the forums or AJSA Discord report it to a moderator or admin, ideally with attached photo or video showing the conversation, do not retaliate in public.
Attempts to create a hostile and unwelcoming environment within the community will see you removed from the community. The Angry part of the name does not need to be taken literally, we are here so people can enjoy games and to talk and learn about them, not to be overly aggressive or outraged about everything, reactionary content and fans of it are not what we are looking to amplify here.
Illegal Content: We do not allow the posting of illegal content. This can include linking people to places where they can pirate games, posting links to full movies, telling people where to download bios files for emulators, asking about the use of or how to acquire drugs, etc. Posting illegal content or admitting to illegal activities can lead to your removal from the community. Admitting to video game (or any other media) piracy is not allowed, apart from the legality, it could negatively affect the reputation of Joe and other community members that actively work and interact with developers and publishers. Discussing the concept of piracy and the ways that it has positively effected the industry is allowed, but the above rules apply in those discussions. Partaking in or attempting to justify your admitted use of piracy just because you thought a company selling a newly released game was mean or that their games were bad is not going to go over well with moderators or admin.
Pornographic Content: We do not allow the posting of pornographic material, real or animated, on our forums or Discord, nor do we allow links to porn to be posted. We do not allow linking to content on a site with primarily pornographic content and advertising, even if the content that you wanted to link does not directly contain any (don't link to that funny video if it is hosted on pornhub). Discussion of sexual content in games is allowed, as is linking to something like a video game bundle deal that includes games with adult content is also allowed, just mark any such links as being NSFW (not safe for work).
Real World Violence/Triggering Content: We do not allow posts that contain bloody or graphic real world violence or content that can be sensitive to certain viewers. Do not post anything containing real world shootings, stabbings, racist tirades, abuse, sexual harassment, assault, graphic injuries, etc. Do not post random images or videos with rapidly changing images or patterns that may trigger epileptic seizures. Warnings can vary depending on what you posted.
Religion and Politics: Do not create threads or discussions about religion or politics. As basically everything has or can have political elements this is referring to things like starting a thread to promote a political candidate, asking who everyone is voting for or what their party is, support or rants about current officials, trying to convert people to your religion, etc. Mentioning that you are a certain religion, discussing economics of the game industry and laws effecting games, or discussing political and religions elements of a game when talking about it is allowed, so long as the rest of the rules here are being followed. Posting a disallowed thread about religion or politics will likely result in a warning but offensive statements and content aimed at an entire religion, group, or attempting to treat the morality, lived experiences of, and person-hood and existence of people as a political debate subject will fall under harassment and discrimination and will likely lead to you being removed from the community (this is not going to include things like disliking cults or saying something like the Nazis were bad). Do not put marginalized people in the position of having to defend or explain their existence, attempt to share or promote reprehensible ideas (nationalism, race realism, xenophobia, fascism, imperialism, racism, anti-feminism, eugenics, homophobia, transphobia, war crimes, genocide, white genocide or other false flag conspiracy theories, etc), or mock or trivialize historic and ongoing losses of life due to the former ideas listed.
Advertising: We do not allow members to attempt to sell things on the forums. We have no way to verify if someone actually has a product, what condition it is in, if the seller will actually send it, if the buyer receives it, if the buyer will pay for it and not try to do a charge back, etc. Threads attempting to sell something will be removed, if you sell something in private and it doesn't work out we don't want to hear about it. Any account linking to gold farming websites for MMOs or EA Sports currency will be banned, they are also likely bots and the links should not be clicked on. Accounts that join just to promote a product, link to a survey, ask for money, or link to another community to join will be banned (there is an exception for accounts sharing video game crowd funding projects in the appropriate section of the forums). As we have a relevant forum section for crowdfunding people can use those to link to Kickstarter/Indiegogo/Fig/etc projects there. If you are someone who creates content and you have something like a Patreon, you are free to link that in your forum signature or in the community content sections of the forums along with the content that you create.
AJSA Branding: The AJSA name and logo are part of a business and how they are used influences our reputation. They are to be used only in official AJSA groups, Discord channels, servers, wikis, merchandise, or as a clan tag for AJSA members. If an online group using the name was not created by Joe, one of the AJSA admin, or as part of an official AJSA group that has been approved of by staff and Game Officers then they are not something that we support and not something we are involved with. If a member is found to have been creating these things without our knowledge they will be told to stop and to remove the creation. Do not use the AJSA name or logo in an attempt to sell products or to show our support for things that Joe and AJSA staff were not informed about.
Languages: We require that everyone write in English on the forums and in our Discord, both because posting in another language is unlikely to lead to many people understanding what you said and because admin and moderators need to understand what you are saying or linking people to. Obviously, we don't expect everyone to have perfect grammar and to spell everything correctly all the time, but if a post has so many mistakes that it is nonsensical it will likely be removed and on the forums the post may even be flagged as spam or automatically hidden as potential spam. If you have a gaming event where everyone speaks the same language that is not English, we have no problem with you using it.
Alt Accounts: Alternate accounts will be banned and users who create them risk the banning of their primary accounts and any other accounts found to be associated with them. If you are having trouble with your primary account and are unable to access it please contact a moderator on the Discord or create a new account and immediately let a moderator know that you are using the new account to contact them for help. Once you have received help with your primary account and are able to access it again the secondary account will be deleted.
Usernames and Avatars: Do not create a username or upload an avatar that breaks any of the CoC rules or includes profanity, this applies to the forums, Discord, and while playing games.
Forum and Discord Rules
Trolling: Treat other people with respect. Do not post flame-bait or personal attacks, attempt to derail another member's thread, or post in game or console specific threads just to complain about the gaming preferences or hardware of other members. Disagreements on games and topics are fine but we don't expect to see our members insulting people for liking different kinds of games or systems or making people feel unwelcome over their gaming preferences. Wishing harm on developers for making a game you didn't like or working at a company you don't like can lead to your removal or moderation, it not only makes us and Joe look bad and invites attitudes we wish to avoid having here and that kind of content damages the image of gaming communities in general. You can be a member of the AJSA even if you don't watch or like the content that Joe creates, but joining for the sole purpose of creating threads or going into existing ones to complain about him will see you removed from the community, this also applies to people that are doing nothing but complaining about the AJSA. Attempts at gaslighting (pretending like you didn't say something you obviously did, that your obvious intent was misunderstood, making an attempt to accuse other people of doing the thing you did, etc) either to try to cover your actions up, confuse people, or to try to get people to respond aggressively towards you will lead to moderation. Attempting to bring previous fights or grievances into new threads can lead to moderation. We don't mind some minor ribbing between members that know each other but unless moderators/admin are familiar with the people involved it can be easy to mistake it for trolling if it starts to go too far.
Drama: Intentionally trying to cause trouble and create dissent is not allowed, problems can be privately discussed with AJSA Admin. Officers going on power trips will see them removed from a position of power. Do not create threads or make posts to publicly complain about moderation actions that were taken against you or about a post being deleted. Do not create threads to complain about another member of the community. Attempts at grandstanding by creating "goodbye threads" when something upsets you will result in your account being banned and the thread/post will be deleted. If you have a legitimate reason for leaving there is nothing wrong with letting people know, but if you try to make a spectacle of it or convince people to go with you we will help you find your way out.
Spam: Do not bump threads just to get them to the top of the list. Do not post in discussion threads that are over a month old to bring them back from the dead (if months or years have passed and you want to talk about it again just start a new topic on the subject). Do not create chat threads (chatting can easily be done in our Discord or through private messages). Do not quote reply to massive amounts of text and images or quote chain to the point that each post starts taking up huge portions of a thread page. Do not make double posts shortly after your previous one as a form of editing or to quote and respond to multiple people, an edit button can be found at the bottom of each of your post and you can change or add to your post as needed. If you have found new information about something and some time has passed then you can make multiple posts in a row in the same thread.
Swearing: We allow swearing within reason but try to keep it to a minimum, we have people that just want an environment where they can relax and unwind while talking about and playing games. If you create an entire post that is next to nothing but swearing, are constantly swearing in chat rooms, or are raging at a video game the community is playing and are making it difficult for other to enjoy themselves you will be asked to tone it down or you will be removed from the game. Profanity directed at other members can result in a warning.
Thread Creation: Use the search feature to check to see if a thread with the same subject matter as the one you want to post has already been created, or at least do a quick look through the recent topics, duplicate threads are frequently created only a few posts or hours apart. Do not create threads with profanity in the title, with misleading titles, or ones with no discussion or informational value.
Personal Information: Do not share the contents of private messages with other members, if you receive a message that is breaking the CoC, harassing you, etc let a moderator or appropriate admin know. Do not post the private information of other members, breaking either of these rules can result in moderation or removal from the AJSA.
Discord Settings: The admin and moderator rank is clearly listed on the forums and their role clearly listed on the Discord, obvious attempting to block their private messages to you when they are attempting to warn you about recent CoC breaking behavior will likely result in your removal from the community, do not block all private messages from the AJSA channel as this will also prevent mods and admin from messaging you. If you have all messages blocked either by your own choice, a bug, or a mistake you will be asked to turn it back on in the normal chat, if you are obviously ignoring those messages you will be removed from the community.
Impersonation: Do not attempt to impersonate another member of the community, either by creating an account with a similar name or by quoting a post and changing the text to make it look like something else was said in a way that is clearly malicious.
Source Content: If you are posting the work of someone else please post a source if one is obviously available (don't copy and paste an entire article instead of just linking to the site or person that wrote it), attempting to pass the work of others off as your own will lead to your removal from the community.
Etiquette: Do not participate in flame wars or post in threads that are clearly against the rules. If you see something against the CoC just report it and move on, drawing more attention to things that are clearly against the rules can lead to you getting in trouble as well. Liking posts that are clearly against the CoC may lead to you sharing the warning or punishment of the original poster. Do not post spoilers for a recently released video game or movie in the title of a thread and if you wish to discuss spoilers on our Discord use the appropriate chat room (spoilers_chat), if you are in a thread about a game or movie that won't obviously include spoilers based on the title then use the spoiler button (the eye icon in between the quote and emoticon button) so that your text is not immediately visible. When you join Discord you should have your account automatically set to move you into the AFK channel if you are in a voice channel without speaking for 10 minutes, please keep that on so that a game officer or moderator doesn't have to move you from channels if you accidentally remain in an active voice channel when you are away.
Cheating and Glitching: If you are playing against human opponents the AJSA absolutely does not allow cheating, third-party tools, or glitches to be used to win games. In addition to ruining the game for others, it damages the AJSA's reputation and will result in you being removed from the community. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with doing these things in single player game or co-operative games if the other players are ok with it.
Language/Raging: As was previously mentioned, try to keep it to a minimum. Constantly swearing to the extent that you are ruining the mood of other players or becoming hostile to others can lead to your membership or ability to participate in game events being reconsidered. Rage quitting can also lead to your membership being reconsidered. No personal attacks or offensive “shit talking” to our opposition, competitiveness is fine but keep it friendly, trying to starts fights with other people will see you removed from the game and possibly the AJSA.
Guilds/Clans/MMOs: Many games limit the number of members that can be part of a guild (or the game's guild equivalent), therefore it might be necessary for us to remove inactive members to make room for new players. If you were removed from a guild for this reason, it is nothing against you, it is just something that needs to be done sometimes to make room for new active recruits. If you are part of a group that has these limitations and you plan to stop playing the game please let the guild leader know and leave the group to make room for new people, if you plan to return at a later date they will try to add you to the group again by replacing other inactive members.
Leadership: Official AJSA supported games with frequent events are typically lead by Game Officers. One time events are typically run by AJSA Admin, streamers, Moderators, or Game Officers. Follow the person running the game or event's instructions, don't attempt to publicly fight with them over their decisions or the way that they are doing things. If you have a problem or ideas you want to share calmly contact the ones in charge of the game or event and work it out or contact a higher up member if you believe that they need to get involved or if the person in charge is breaking AJSA CoC. Suggestions should be welcome as we like to make sure the people we have running games are mature and capable of allowing for constructive criticism. Do not try to start fights between members, publicly complain about leadership in front of other members, or attempt to split off AJSA members into separate factions or communities, doing so will to warnings or your removal from the AJSA.
Represent the AJSA well by playing fair and having respect for the opposition, your team, and yourself. Help new players to get used to games or to get involved in the community and work well with the people you meet that aren't part of the AJSA to give people a positive impression of us. A better reputation in games will lead to a better and more respected community that will be easier to recruit for.
Admin and Moderation Team
Member must respect the decisions of AJSA admin (Council and Commanders) and moderators (General, Discord, and Twitch). If you disagree with something they have said or done you can privately contact them, making your problems with them public or insulting them on the website, Discord, during game events, or within the PS4 Rooms will only add to previous punishments or cause one to be issued. You may receive a verbal warning in the form of a private message about a specific incident or trend of behavior, these verbal warnings should be respected the same as one through the warning system, to ignore a verbal warning can lead to harsher punitive action.
Admin are able to curate the community as they see fit and reserve the right to remove people and content that, while not specifically mentioned by name in the CoC, has a history of or is currently used in a way that either breaks rules listed here, would lead to the kind of membership that we want to avoid, or that would lead to the community having a poor reputation. Not every single thing that can get a person into trouble is going to or can be explained here, nor do we expect everyone who joins us to be both extremely worldly as well as "online" enough to be aware of every single thing that may have a past or present offensive connotation to it. If something happens that isn't listed here or there are special circumstances surrounding an issue we follow the spirit of the law over the letter in attempting to foster the positive community that we want this to be. If a member is clearly acting in bad faith, obviously expressing desires to post offensive things that are against the CoC ("I'd post what I think about this game having a lesbian Muslim character but the rules say I can't get political"), or are constantly trying to "walk the line" they are certain to be removed. The natural benefit of not being a soulless immoral corporation (Youtube/Twitter/etc) is having actual people able to discern intent and modern language use and to respond to that usage accordingly.
Appeals: There are higher up members to contact if you are having an issue with moderators or admin. If you are having a problem with the moderation team on the forums or Discord you can contact Legolas_Katarn, if you are having a problem with Xbox One staff you can contact RuneX, if you are having a problem with someone running PC events you can contact Conan, if you are having a problem with a Commander you can contact another Commander if the problem area falls under their job description or you can contact Council members DoctorEvil or Tons0fun. We are currently looking to appoint people into leadership positions on the PS4 and are taking applications. If a warning or punitive action was found to be a mistake, or was not justly issued, the punishment will be over-turned and the warning removed, if someone was found to have acted inappropriately the situation will be dealt with by whoever is in charge of that area. Acting hostile and insulting staff members during these appeals or showing no understanding of why an obvious rule is in place can lead to further actions taken against your account. Things that can lead to strong penalties against your account tend to be pretty obvious rules found in most every functional community, if your messages to us show a complete lack of self awareness, empathy, inability to understand why certain rules are in place, or some weird reactionary "debate me bro" logic then your membership will likely be reconsidered. Appeals are for mistakes or misuse of power, not for arguing against rules you don't like. Joe is not an appropriate person to file complaints with.
The “Angry Joe” Policy
If the sole reason for you joining this community is to “talk to”, “play with”, or “get personal time” with Joe, please DO NOT APPLY. It is possible to run into him in a game, on the website, or on the Discord, but do not be offended if he declines your friend request, game invite, etc. @ing Joe on the Discord will not get a message through to him. If Joe does join the community for an event, please conduct yourself in a civil and respectful way when interacting with him.