News and Updates This month, Battle Royale and Flood were updated! Teaming with less than 6 players on the server is no longer allowed, and when there is less than 6 players, teams will break. Teams will now also remove members automatically when the player count falls below the required amount for the players in their team. Flashlights will also turn off when you die, so it will no longer show up in spectate. In flood you can now holster any gun but will be given the default pistol if you holstered all of them, along with more updates. This month was full of promotions! Bjincy and Exotranc were promoted to the admin rank! SuperAdmin Rick was quoted saying “We think they have all the traits we look for in an admin and we're happy to bring them into the position.” Also the Senior Moderator rank was brought back! Sotori, Hangaroid, Nyaaa~, Hatefulmeme, and Rashu were all promoted to the reinstated rank. “We want you to be encouraging to new players/staff, the best way to grow a community is by welcoming new members and staff, this doesn't mean you need to add everybody you meet on steam but at the very least it means being civil and friendly towards them whilst they are settling into the community.”-Rick. Congratulations to everyone who was promoted from Devinity Tribune! (@Bjincy) Questions About College Now that college is back in full swing, we decided to ask several of our staff members about their college experience! (@Yinzerz) Where did you live your first year in University and how was it like? Rick: In a shithole room in a flat I shared with like 24 people to a corridor (the building was owned by the university and was only available for freshers), on the one hand the place was shit but I genuinely enjoyed it as there we're plenty of people I got on with and it was only like a few minutes from my lecture halls (and the rent was cheap). Brendon: My college required students to live on campus for the first 2 years. Dorm life was all right, I built a loft bed, and I hung a hammock underneath it for lounging. My one problem was that my roof was made with asbestos glue so if I ever bumped it or poked a hole in it (which happened often) I risked a $1000 fine and cancer. Nikita: I lived in my university’s freshman honors dorm, but because of it being made for dweebs, the building was all energy efficient and “green” so while we had windows they couldn’t be opened for fresh air since it wasn’t “efficient”. The rent was insane but all freshman housing costs the same and we are forced to live there for our first two years, so I guess I had the better of a shitty situation, as some of my friends had to live in a hotel a mile away from school as a part of “university housing.” Hardest class and how'd you make it through it? Rick: I had a class called "Introduction to thermodynamics", I didn't do the poorest in it, but I certainly worked the hardest. I didn't have any real tactics for approaching it I just worked hard and managed to get through, I'd frequently stay up until midnight in the library, it was insane. If I had one tip it would just be to memorize the questions, there's only so many questions they can ask on each topic and they often end up repeating ones from previous years and just changing a few things. Brendon: My hardest class was English, because I am horrible at writing research papers. I made it through by going to my school’s free essay workshop where an English grad student would help edit your paper. (almost every school has one so use it to your advantage) Nikita: My hardest class is “Economic of Sports” a high-level econ elective that sounds like is just sports talk radio but is not at all. The first day of class the professor gave us a test on material we didn’t know we had to know or study for and as a result, half the class including me, failed the test and had a 50% in the class on the first day. Honestly, the class itself wasn’t hard, much as the workload, as there is a test every day of class, and if you do the reading it’s fine, but you have to commit a few hours a day to reading if you want to make it through. Easiest class and what would you do to pass the time? Rick: I honestly didn't have an easy class, right at the beginning of the year there were a few classes that were just to get people up to speed with each other, but I just didn't go to them if I knew the topic already (as they'd tell you in advance what the lecture was on). Brendon: My easiest class was WD140. it was an introductory welding class required for my degree, and they wouldn't allow me to test out of it. We had to submit around 20 welding samples by the end of the semester, and I finished them all in 1 week. So, I only went to the lectures unless I was hired to make something for the school. Nikita: My easiest class was CS1100, a computer science class for business/economics majors where you learn how to use Microsoft Excel and Access. The course was 4 credits and was only mandatory to go to once a week, and you got to choose which time/day you went each week. The class had two finals which could be retaken and an extra credit project. I missed two homework assignments and got a 70 on one of the finals and still had a safe A in the class. I mostly just did the assignments in class or messed around with my friends in the class/talked to girls in there. Craziest university experience/party? Rick: Probably the thing I most enjoyed (it wasn't that crazy or anything, but it was fun as fuck) was when they showed Eurovision live in this little plaza area. Hundreds of people turned up to get pissed, get patriotic, and watch shitty Europop. They also did the same for the world cup but unfortunately, I was hungover as fuck watching that, so I didn't enjoy it nearly as much. Brendon: My craziest experience in college would have to be the second night I was there I found my roommate passed out at our toilet from vomiting. He was a sheltered kid and then went full on party boy that night, but he couldn't handle his alcohol. After about a half hour I got him up, but he pissed himself by that point. I tried to warn him, but he sat on his bed, soaking is new sheets. Nikita: When I went abroad to Russia as a part of a school program, one night in Moscow my roommate and I went clubbing and went 15-20 shots down on vodka and he proceeded to black out in the middle of the club floor and I then had to get him all the way back to our hostel while speaking minimal Russian. On the entire way home, he would wake up from his sleep at random times and scream random shit like, “Communism will prevail!” and would constantly scream for help or talk about American conspiracy stories. What is your favorite place on campus and why? Rick: The student union pub obviously dingus Brendon: My favorite place on campus is the Baja shop. For those who don't know, I was on my university’s SAE Mini Baja Racing Team. I would work in the shop, study in the office, sleep on the floor if I was tired between classes. We would have parties in there and we would all just hang out in there. Nikita: My favorite place on campus is my dorm. I have my computer, a TV, and all my friends live on the same floor/same building complex. Most of my free time is spent sleeping in my bed or hanging out with my roommates/friends in my living room and room. Weirdest thing you've seen in a class/lecture/lab? Rick: Some guy set up his reflux column wrong and set fire to a fume hood, that was sick. Brendon: I honestly don't remember anything super weird happening in a lecture hall, my intro-to-film (supposed to be the easiest class, but I got the teacher who cared) have a mental breakdown and lose his shit over people calling something racist in one of the movies.