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KGB STATE OF THE NATION JetStar Yesterday at 07:35 PM December 1st, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB STATE OF THE NATION

STATUS
KGB has an official presence in three gaming worlds at the moment. This is GREAT news. There are many options for our members and you don't have to play only one. This is by design.

THERE IS NO PERFECT GAME
Crowfall and Final Fantasy are niche games. New World is having terrible growing pains. What is important is that we adventure together with our guildmates even if the game we are playing is flawed. With these three factions, there should be something that appeals to many of you. We hope all of you will continue to contribute and enjoy this latest revival in our historic organization. Play hard, take breaks, play multiple factions. Find the fun in gaming and our organization. This has been our motto for the last 24 going on 25 years in June 2022.

PRUNING IN-GAME ORGANIZATIONS
In New World, if you go inactive for more than 21 days, you will be pruned from the in-game Company. You can rejoin at any time you return to active status. You can come and go without consequence. The other factions will have their own rules regarding this depending on roster limitations and caps.

Let's remember what is important. Escaping from our real lives to have FUN gaming. Try not to forget that. Let the small stuff go. Games are not perfect, but I still enjoy playing them. Personally, I will continue to run the New World faction over the long haul and will be playing as much as possible. I will be PVPing in Crowfall. I just reactivated my character, wrote new macros, geared myself, and am ready to go.
If you see new gamings coming and want to try your hand at leadership, just reach out. There is no limit to the number of games we can play or factions we can run in parallel. We just need to interest to support it.
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NEW POLICY ON POLITICAL DISCUSSION JetStar 11/22/21 06:14 AM November 21st, 2021 - Year 24
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NEW POLICY ON POLITICAL DISCUSSION

Nothing can ruin morale in a gaming organization as fast as heated debate regarding real-life political views and opinions. Our membership is made up of a diverse group of people that come together to play games. Politically, we cover the complete spectrum. KGB is a haven where members can come together to adventure without discussing real-life politics and thereby avoiding people getting upset or offended.

Effective immediately, KGB communications infrastructure will not be used for discussing or debating political topics in an effort to avoid dividing the membership with real-life views and opinions. Real-life political views have NOTHING to do with KGB or what we do together as a guild. This includes KGB Discord, the KGB Oracle, KGB in-game faction chats, or any form of official KGB communications.

There is one exception. Many years ago, our leadership created the (SPECIAL ACCESS) KGB Political Debate Central forum on the Oracle. This is the only place where these debates can take place in our organization. In order to gain access, you must agree to several stipulations. If you wish to discuss politics with your guildmates, please leverage this forum:

(SPECIAL ACCESS) KGB Political Debate Central
**SPECIAL ACCESS ONLY** Membership in KGB Political Debate Central Forum is separate and not related to membership in (KGB) The Knights of Glory and Beer Gaming Organization. Access to this forum will be regulated completely separately and are considered unrelated.
The content of this forum does not represent the opinions of (KGB) The Knights of Glory and Beer, it's Leadership, Membership, and or the Administrators and Moderators of the KGB Oracle. Any content that is in violation of the laws of the United States of America will be removed.
Access must be requested in the forum above labeled KGB Political Debate Central Forum Access
**DO NOT REQUEST ACCESS OR ENTER IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED**

If you hear or witness political debate outside the KGB Political Debate forum, it is your duty as a member to politely remind the members or conscripts involved in the discussion to cease and move it to the proper forum. If the conversation continues, you can submit a KGB Member Conduct Report. The link is located at the bottom of all KGB Oracle pages in the footer.
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KGB FORMS NEW FINAL FANTASY XIV FACTION JetStar 11/22/21 04:52 AM November 21st, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB FORMS NEW FINAL FANTASY XIV FACTION

KGB Supreme Knight Selenian joins the officer corps as High Chancellor of the new KGB Final Fantasy XIV expansion faction. The faction will play on the Aether Datacenter, Siren server. The expansion will release on December 3.
High Chancellor Selenian has appointed KGB Chief of Staff and Supreme Knight Exey to serve as Chancellor. New dedicated KGB Discord channels have been set up to accommodate the members of this faction. Please contact Selenian or Exey for details!
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KGB NEW WORLD ROSTER POLICY JetStar 11/19/21 09:30 AM November 19th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB NEW WORLD ROSTER POLICY

- All KGB Active KGB Members are entitled to be on the KGB Company Roster.
- Active means you have logged in in the last 21 days or 3 weeks.
- All KGB Company Members that have not logged in in the last 21 days will be removed from the Company roster
- If you start playing again, you can be re-added by anyone with permissions. Just request in Discord.

- We are currently at 79 members in the KGB New World Morrow Server Company.
- Of those 79, 43 have been active in the last 24 hours.
- 13 have not been active for 5 to 14 days
- 9 have not been active for 14 to 21 days days

- 9 are pending removal for inactivity for 21 days or more

We will begin enforcing the activity policy on Sunday, November 21st, 2021
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Final Fantasy 14 Faction Discussion JetStar 11/10/21 08:18 AM November 10th, 2021 - Year 24

FINAL FANTASY 14 FACTION DISCUSSION

Supreme Knight Selenian is exploring the possibility of a KGB Faction in this game. Please chime in the thread below:

https://oracle.the-kgb.com/ubbthrea...new/1/final-fantasy-xiv-faction-interest
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GUILD STATUS - 10/13/2021 JetStar 10/13/21 05:26 PM October 13th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB STATE OF THE NATION

NEW WORLD
We are currently at 54 members in the KGB New World Morrow Server Company. Of those 54, 50 have been active in the last 24 hours. Some KGB members have reached level 60 with the rest on the way depending on time commitments. If we can maintain this level of participation and get more folks to level 60 we can start to influence global politics and be involved in territory control. Recruitment has largely been internal to this point. We have several folks wanting to join us, but are limited by server new character limits. We are working through this.
Here are some important pointers:
  • Be in KGB Discord whenever possible
  • Group with other members to speed level progression
  • Seek advice and post any new information in Discord as well as the New World Information Forum here on the Oracle



CROWFALL
There is a core group of KGBers that are staying active in Crowfall. All guild owned accounts are active and available for gathering, etc. Arkh and Luxor are responsible for the crafting account and can help you if needed. There is a current campaign active so join KGB in KGB or Death Discord.
The Death alliance remains intact.
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KGB CHOOSES NW REGION, SERVER, AND FACTION JetStar 09/27/21 04:52 PM September 27th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB CHOOSES NW REGION, SERVER, AND FACTION

We have made a decision on Server and Faction based on the information available to this point.
The choice is NA EAST - Morrow server and Covenant Faction.
Let me explain why:

This server is in the same cluster as our target server. When server merges happen, we will end up with many of our allies who are choosing Valhalla.
Cluster:
Valhalla
Xibalba
Morrow
Locuta
Krocylea
See population graphic form Reddit below.

Faction: Despite the vote, I am choosing the Covenant faction better align with the majority of our current allies. We can change this if needed when server consolidation happens.

In conclusion: We would have little chance to effectively recruit on Valhalla against some of the biggest and most organized in the game. Choosing Morrow gives us a chance to get up and running, our serious and casual players to reach end game, and for us to recruit a new generation of KGBer. Then we move to the big leagues when server consolidation happens.

You and General Order 2:
General Order 2 states: "In game worlds / servers classified as an OFFICIAL FACTION, you are exclusively a Citizen of the KGB. You must put the goals of the KGB ahead of your own, and put your loyalty to KGB above all else. As a KGB citizen, you must not be a member of any other organization. You will be asked to terminate your citizenship in KGB if you are not willing to comply with the order"
In New World, if you choose to play with another organization, make sure you choose a different consolidation cluster. If you are consolidated on the same server as the offical KGB faction, you would be forced to comply and either join or forfeit your citizenship.

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KGB NEW WORLD SERVER DECISION INCOMING JetStar 09/27/21 05:19 AM September 26th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB NEW WORLD SERVER AND FACTION DECISION INCOMING 9/27

There is a ton of data to consider before we make our final decision. Stay tuned tomorrow afternoon PST for the final call.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH KGB GENERAL ORDER 2
https://www.the-kgb.com/the-kgb-bill-of-rights-and-conduct/
If you decide to play on the same selected server as KGB but in another faction or organization, you could be forced to relinquish your membership and access to KGB Discord, and all KGB resources. If you wish to play with other friends or another organization or faction be sure to do it on a different server.
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TASORIN COLLECTS ON THE PIZZA CHALLENGE JetStar 09/21/21 10:52 PM September 19th, 2021 - Year 24
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TASORING COLLECTS ON THE PIZZA CHALLENGE

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Crowfall Vice-Chancellor Tasorin collected on the High King's Pizza challenge this week delivering two Dolmar (UDA - Undead Legion?) skulls.

Congratulations Tasorin!
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KGB New World Faction Planning Meeting JetStar 09/19/21 06:30 PM September 19th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB New World Faction Planning Meeting

We will meet to discuss our official plans for the KGB New World Faction on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND AT 8:00PM PST / 11:00PM EST

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED

If you have topics to discuss, please post them here:
https://oracle.the-kgb.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/146638#Post146638
PLEASE VOTE on your choice for in-game faction here:
https://oracle.the-kgb.com/ubbthrea...ew-world-in-game-faction-poll#Post146637

These topics thread is visible to Members Only.
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KGB NEW WORLD CALL TO ARMS ASSESSMENT JetStar 09/15/21 05:42 PM September 15th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB Membership Involvement Assessment

Members, please see the following thread. This thread is visible to KGB Members only,.
https://oracle.the-kgb.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/146597/1
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KGB STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS JetStar 09/13/21 10:40 PM September 13th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB STATE OF THE NATION

CROWFALL
KGB is currently active in Crowfall. Crowfall is a PVP-centric game but has deep opportunities for crafting and non-PVP-centric play. Even with these opportunities, the greater KGB population has not embraced the game but there is a core group that is actively playing. Our goal is to get the faction in a mode where we can play the nightly major events, and still have time to contribute to the new KGB New World Faction. Here are some of the things we are discussing:
- Scheduled harvest events to gain acquire the materials needed for vessels (Levels) and equipment (Armor / weapons)
- Continue to grind out craft and harvest accounts to the top level, so we can quickly create vessels and equipment
The game has an in-depth meta-based skill system and has offered some of the best PVP I have seen in a decade. There are still great opportunities for anyone that is interested in playing with their brothers and sisters and reviving the days of old.

NEW WORLD
We just finished the last NW beta test before the scheduled release on 9/28. Many KGBers have expressed interest in this game. We are going with a full Federal Faction with KIng Romeo and I at the helm. We hope you will all take a look and join us. The game offers some great opportunities. First step is to get in to KGB Discord coms and talk with your brothers and sisters about the next step. I will be speaking with King Romeo this week to start detailed faction planning. Re-join us.

This is a time for revival and renewal. I plan to recruit a new generation of KGBer to bolster our ranks in NW. CF does not have robust opportunities for recruitment. NW is going to be it. In order to do this I need everyone's help to create a robust faction that will attract top talent. If you have been on the fence about returning, now is the time. I need each of your help.

All is well and we are having a great time!
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KGB NEW WORLD BETA SERVER SELECTED JetStar 09/09/21 08:23 AM September 9th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB Selects NEW WORLD Beta Server

For the upcoming short beta test, KGB will be focused on game mechanics and training. Alliances and politics are not important. As High King, and Leader of the KGB New World Federal Faction, I have selected the NA EAST --> Heliopolis Server. As soon as the Beta opens, please select this some and world and join us in KGB Discord's New World channels.

The selection was made based on NA EAST's central location in the world that supports our international members as well as KGBers playing in the United States. We will test this theory in the Beta as well as all of the new game mechanics. I hope to see you all there.

CROWFALL MEMBERS: Please continue to attend Siege and Fort alliance operations throughout the Beta Test.

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KGB SUPREME KNIGHT LONGSHANKS HAS PASSED AWAY JetStar 09/06/21 09:52 AM September 6th, 2021 - Year 24
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FAREWELL TO SUPREME KNIGHT LONGSHANKS

Over the years KGB has had many come and go through various means. With a heavy heart, I can inform you all that Longshanks has gone to join our brothers in the final great adventure. Longshanks has been around since the early days of our organization and was a well respected and loved member and friend. He was currently serving as (F3) Vice-Chancellor of the KGB Crowfall faction. He will be missed and always remembered for his generosity, sense of humor, and dedication to his KGB friends and family.
You can read more about Douglas Bernard "Longshanks" White here:
https://www.rep-am.com/obituaries/2021/09/04/douglas-bernard-white/
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VISTA, Calif. – Douglas Bernard White, of Vista, Calif. (formerly of North Haven and Waterbury, Conn.), passed away at the age of 53 on Aug. 30, 2021. His recent battle with cancer showed his courage in facing any life challenge with optimism and a smile, and stayed strong until the end.

A natural musician and songwriter, his great passion for music was evident when he played keyboard with various blues bands, including the Robert Crotty Band, the Derringers, the January Berry Band; and one of his proudest moments representing San Diego with the Lafayette Blues Band when competing in the International Blues Challenge, in Memphis, Tenn.

Doug also enjoyed all things extraterrestrial and paranormal, Renaissance fairs, hiking, and was an avid video gamer, contributing to the research and development of new games.

He was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Oct. 12, 1967, son of Bernard O. and Angela B. (Michelli) White of Waterbury. Doug was a graduate of Holy Cross High School (1985), attended the University of Bridgeport, and since 2005, was a software engineer for the state of Connecticut, Judicial Department.

Besides his beloved mom and dad, Doug leaves behind his sister, Bernadette W. Chura (Tim LaFond) of Prospect, Conn.; brother Steven Martin White (Patrick Doran) of Brooklyn, N.Y;, his nephews, Connor P. Chura (Sarah Brochu), Drew I. Chura, and Chase L. Chura, of Prospect, Conn.; his lifelong best friend and cousin Christopher White, of North Haven, Conn.; along with his many cousins, aunts, uncles, countless friends, and bandmates.

Funeral will be Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations can be made in memory of Doug White to The Blues Foundation by visiting https://blues.org/donate.

For more info or to send e-condolences, visit chaseparkwaymemorial.com.
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SUPREME KNIGHT BROMMAS APPOINTED TO THE SENATE JetStar 09/02/21 10:31 PM September 1st, 2021 - Year 24
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SUPREME KNIGHT BROMMAS APPOINTED TO THE KGB SENATE
Senator Brommas has been with KGB for 8 years and being involved in several KGB Factions. After expressing interest in the inner workings of KGB, High King JetStar made the decision to appoint him to the KGB Senate. This is effective immediately.

Welcome to the Senate Brommas.
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KGB TAKES 8TH PLACE IN CROWFALL CAMPAIGN JetStar 08/31/21 08:27 AM August 30th, 2021 - Year 24
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DEATH ALLIANCE (WITH KGB) FINISHES FIRST ON POINTS

KGB Finished a respectful 8th place with a 2-week disadvantage to help our alliance finish first on points.
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KGB finished 3rd overall in the alliance with help from our allies. We were able to field an impressive 4 groups on the final night of the campaign.
All in all the KGB Crowfall faction is strong and always looking for more participation from KGB members. Remember you can join us in the campaign after just 3 hours of character set up to see if you are interested.
Watch some of the videos in the Movie Theater. We are having a BLAST playing together again. Don't miss out!
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REDFOOT, KGB KNIGHT CAPTAIN JetStar 08/29/21 10:28 PM August 29th, 2021 - Year 24
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REDFOOT, KGB KNIGHT CAPTAIN

From: KGB Crowfall High Chancellor Syev
Raise your mugs as I announce Redfoot to the rank of Knight Captian for the KGB Crowfall faction
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@Redfoot has had many years of valuable military experience within KGB. Not just because of participation, but as a solid team player and seasoned group PVPer.
I see that he has a keen combat attentiveness, decisiveness, and alertness when the going gets tough.
I see the respect he holds for other KGB members.
I see an ability to rally and lead groups when not asked for the sake of our guild.

This position of Knight Captain is all of those qualities already described, which are the primary purpose(s) of a Knight Captain to fulfil.

He also has my respect as a skilled pvper.

Per: https://the-kgb.com/the-armed-forces/

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Knight Captains command on the group level. They lead a group of KGBers in battle in the coordination of the lead tactical officer. They also lead PVE, and scouting operations.

Responsibilities
Captains help to train and create tight combat teams that work well together and complement each other. Captains must take tactical direction from their superiors as part of a larger team dedicated to winning on the battle field.

Requirements
Must posses the people skills and the respect needed to keep group members working together and winning on the battlefield.

In support of my decision, please congratulate Redfoot. Thank you all.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm reviewing additional, "highly respectable" candidates for 1 more additional Knight Captian position.
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KGB TAKES A KEEP IN CROWFALL JetStar 08/27/21 05:03 AM August 26th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB TAKES ITS FIRST KEEP IN CROWFALL
After several days in a row of combat operations in support of the Death Alliance, KGB was able to claim it's own keep in Crowfall. Since gaining our own tag, we have been trying to get into the top 20 to be able to claim rewards after the current cycle. Thanks to all that helped and thanks especially to the death alliance for all their assistance and support.

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NEW WORLD FACTION PLANNING JetStar 08/25/21 05:59 PM August 25th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB NEW WORLD FACTION PLANNING

Here is what we know so far:

1. KGB will have a closed faction using the Federal Faction Model (See the KGB Articles of Confederation https://www.the-kgb.com/the-kgb-articles-of-confederation/ Article 2, Section 2)
2. KGB General Order #2 will be in effect (See KGB Bill of Rights and Conduct https://www.the-kgb.com/the-kgb-bill-of-rights-and-conduct/ General Order #2
3. JetStar and Romeo will be leading the faction per the federal model
4. KGB will pick a server and a faction depending on many factors.
- Where will our allies be?
- What makes the most sense for an international guild?
- Do we want to partner with alliances, or set our on our own to recruit a new generation of KGBers?
There are many questions we need to explore over the next month. You are all invited to join the conversation either in this thread or in the SECURE KGB New World forums for members only and sensitive issues.
With the overall media interest and the interest of the membership, we need to give this title the attention it deserves.
Personally, and I know I am speaking for the population of the Crowfall Faction under Hight Chancellor Syev, I will continue to play and follow Crowfall during our presence in New World.
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KGB TAKES AND HOLDS ITS FIRST FORT IN CROWFALL JetStar 08/21/21 06:03 AM August 20th, 2021 - Year 24
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KGB TAKES AND HOLDS ITS FIRST FORT

1. Tonight's patch seems to have resolved the server crash during big fights
2. KGB has been taking outposts and last night got our first fort
3. Small scale PVP is everywhere and super awesome
We got our tags as everyone wanted. Now we need to prove our worthiness to hold it. Tonight we had a disorganized 8 for siege. Never again. We have leader coms figured out in Donk's absence and will be appointing Knight Captains to lead groups in Donk's absence. Please try to show up at 6:00pm PST / 9:00 EST on Saturday night. Log in to help take outposts, forts and other points. It is super fun and we get the points for KGB!
Here is is KGB taking it's first fort and holding it against greater numbers from the perspective of Roachcoach, KGB Paladin.
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