Art of eXecution

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Art of eXecution
Clantag: |AoX|
Founded on: January 10, 2013
Founded by: Phoenix, Badger
Current leader(-s): Badger, madcat, +f0r3v3r+
Members: 17
Country: International
Homepage: aox-ac.net
IRC: #aox @ irc.gamesurge.net


Art of eXecution also known as |AoX| is an AssaultCube clan.

General Info

|AoX| is an international clan and was founded after some small changes in January 2013. The clan got its name ” Art Of eXecution” on the 10th of January 2013. After a while we shortened the tag to |Ax| but returned to |AoX| after one of the founding members left and persisted to stick to the short tag. |AoX|’ers like to play with friends & want to have fun as well as play competitively, we don’t call ourselves pro’s or noobs. We are aware that losing a game is just as normal as winning another one, so we are not offended if we lose but appreciate the opportunity to meet strong players from which we may learn something... For sure we will do our very best to give strong opponents a hard time, we already do so and won’t back down. We are an Internationally aligned band of renegade cubers looking for a good time no matter where we go.... We have grown from simple beginnings as primarily a clan of public players, some of us have continued to develop and grow in our knowledge of the game as we expand in to more competitive play... We understand that being successful in real life is more important than being successful in-game. And we are appreciative to share our adventures in a game beloved by the members of our International family...

Clan History

This is the origin of the clan as told by +f0r3v3r+ Originally taken from http://aox-ac.net/forum/167-what-is-the-history-of-aox

I remember joining the clan, |AoX|, in the late spring of 2013...

While playing in AssaultCube one day, I had been asked by Phoenix, who was aliased as =Rainbow=, if I would apply to the clan... After reading the Code of Honor, I decided that I would...

The clan, having formed in January of 2013, had already experienced many of the foibles of recruiting and had seen it's original roster deflate... The original founders were Phoenix, and badger....

Recruited under Phoenix, madcatz was a natural selection to aid as a co-leader for the newly formed clan... Badger opened the account for our original webhost, and madcat aided him in the development of the original clanpage under the direction of Phoenix...

I remember...

The original roster of players when I joined included some of the die-hards of our family today...Names like Badger, madcat, and Muncher. While there were others who seemed to have strayed from the clan, like Elotrix, :EMERICA, Storm, and TaLenT.... It was clear in my first few weeks there had already been quite a bit of turnover...But I was still trying to understand how I fit in to an AssaultCube clan... I watched...

As a few players left, and yet I witnessed even more join... By the end of the Summer of 2013, our ranks grew to include pixle-, Mash, Force, Grav, Disturbed, Sixtyone, Villiams, Bl!ss, Gr!zz, Smellytoes, Frizz, Houdini, Pr!ntus, Graziano, Casius, and Bloodsport...

In the midst of building the ranks of the clan back up, a change was made to the tag, and |AoX| became |Ax|.

While led by Phoenix...

The clan's ranks grew, while we also began a great deal of work to begin hosting our own network of AssaultCube Servers... We were even able to begin hosting Gema servers through the assistance of [SODA]___ME___

In this time, several players began engaging in inters and clan matches in order to break into a more competitive level of play...

Though, through varying reasons, between school, career, interest, or by disagreement, the clan roster again began to deflate... The clan lost several players to inactivity at the end of the AssaultCube_v1.1.0.4 era....

Notably, Casius left the clan due to disagreements with the organization and leadership of Phoenix... Casius began work to restore his former clan, {UoC} Under Our Control... Reforming the hosting structure of the clan and renaming the organization |uC| Under Control...

The core membership of the clan carried on through the period of transition ushered in by AssaultCube_v1.2.0.2 ... Several members began to try and actively participate at the Official forums , and we also made a run in the Inaugural Season of the B}Silver League ...

Late in the fall of 2013...

Phoenix, having renamed himself as Vanilla, left Art of eXecution....His intent was to apply with =MyS= Clan , in the hopes that he could train to become a stronger player within the competition of their ranks... At that point he left his role as clan leader and exalted me to the rank of Full Triumvirate Leader alongside Badger and madcat... Vanilla also cleared the trials of members Galaxy, Mario, and AxOuL, while relinquishing his own status as leader to that of Honorary Member....

At this point the clan worked to implement a Teamspeak 3 server and continued to keep pace with further revisions of AssaultCube_v1.2.0.*... While recruiting seemed to have become largely stagnant, the team continued through the conclusion of the B} League Competition and entered into the winter of 2013 with only the core group of |AoX| intact and active...

The clan staggered in growth, but the core group within the team strengthened their bonds in-game and through the clan Teamspeak server... At this same time there were several new recruits and members who became inactive, while others became disenfranchised...

Lacking membership with another clan...

...and feeling dissatisfied with the current state of his former clan, Vanilla mounted a return, and began recruiting for the clan...

After trying to force through several changes in organization, as well as the membership of JackX, Vanilla (formerly Phoenix) was met with resistance from the remaining leaders, as well as a faction of the existing clan members... The clan split, with several members remaining on the side of Vanilla... And those that came with me, the "{F43} Family 4 3v3r"...

It is worth noting that, the core group that remained by my side earned my undying gratitude and appreciation for their support...Badger, madcatz, Muncher, Di3g0, PoPCorN and others... The support of these "Loyal X's" and the many allies of our clan carried me through a dark time in our clan's history....

Looking to clean the slate in the wake of the split...

...Vanilla redirected the clan forums to a new site, and continued recruiting and leading the clan until Badger became aware of the situation... Badger, concerned for the well-being of the clan he helped begin, became distraught with the ongoing result of the split and made an attempt to reconcile the clan factions... He invoked the authority of the Triumvirate leadership and insisted Vanilla submit to our leadership, or be removed from our ranks...

After some resistance...

...Vanilla attempted to overtake Badger's authority by making a post at the Official AssaultCube Forums... This post was later debunked by [PSY]Storm and myself, and Vanilla subsequently retracted his posts...

Vanilla went on to form another clan... ...With the faction of players whom he had recruited, as well as the divided members of |Ax|. This clan began with the name,|vQ|Vanquish Gaming . Members that left to join |vQ| include Graziano (Though Graziano has since returned to the clan), Printus, and Houdini. While Vanilla's recruits he took with him included Mystic and JackX... The current relationship between these two clans remains shaky, at best...

The remaining |Ax| members began the process of recovering the clan infrastructure, beginning with our name... Following the split, we permanently reverted to our original tag - |AoX|

madcatz worked to recover the site, including the original forums... We also began the development of our own Nickname Whitelist to protect the true members of our clan...

During this period of reconstruction...

...Mash returned to activity... He chose to remain with |AoX|, despite being listed preemptively on the original roster of |vQ| posted by Vanilla... For that he has truly earned his place in the clan as a "Loyal X." Mash continues to aid in the development of our server infrastructure and web design... He is now an Official Server Admin for the clan, and has been a solid contributor of advice within the clan...

Recruiting for the clan has remained open, and with much success, even among several failed trials... The clan continues to support trial applicants for future membership, giving applicants a month to engage with the clan before submitting to a vote between all of the Triumvirate leaders...

Notably, a merger of the |uC| Clan with |AoX| brought Casius back into the ranks of |AoX|, While also bringing in another solid player in the form of AssaultCube veteran, Ranger...

As part of Casius acceptance into the clan, he was appointed as Co-admin alongside Mash and myself - f0r3v3r...

Through this collaboration the clan has been able to maintain server hosting in various locations around the world while also synchronizing maps and gema records to every one of our servers using a standardized system.... Changes in infrastructure also included migrating the original forum from WordPress based software, to the lightweight platform, EsoTalk

In the time since this migration...

...Further work continues to develop clan amenities and organization...

As well, personnel changes have continued, though recruiting has been stable over recent months...

Graziano returned to the clan and we also saw the bid of several other strong players joining, including Cho, messi, Zadig, Keettu, and younger players that included xRev and quico... One of the first new recruits to be accepted in this time, quico developed his skills quickly and began training seriously to enter competitive play...

To be updated....

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