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      =ADK= Discord Link   04/24/2017

      Come join us in =ADK= Discord To download the Discord app go here: https://discordapp.com/   Discord is going to have a small learning curve over teamspeak so be prepared, but the fellow members as well as the Admins will gladly help you if you have any issues with installing or using the app. Once you have Discord installed all that's left to do is click the button below.   Welcome to the future of the =ADK= Community.   Click Here To Join! 

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    LaithSJ got a reaction from Pendersen in Many thanks!   
    Amazing words, amazing team, glad to be a part of it  <3 , Thank you so much brother .
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    LaithSJ reacted to Pendersen in Many thanks!   
    It's probably not stated enough, it should be.  To those of you that take the mantle and shackles of leadership, thank you for your time and effort to make and shape this community into what it is.

    @AOBLXIX, @VinasSol, @CaGregorio, @Dowin, @F34RL3SS, @LaithSJ, @LtNoobslayer, @Naru, @Seagull, @SLIMJIM, @NarwhalNightmare, @Chasaroonie, @ginag787, @Hellraiser, @Soap91, @Feisty, @Nightcore_Gamer, @Kody, @Markivo, @DeaDxPooL90, @Huskay, @BrassyIA, @Jaden, @SGCrazyman, @Cuddles the Bear, @Gunnar, @MisterGrimm, @Quran, @TitanCMD, @shadowst3p9
    Thank you for your time and efforts!  Talking, playing and working with you all is a pleasure, here's to many more games, laughs and whatever else comes with it.
     
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    LaithSJ reacted to CaGregorio in Count to 1,000   
    I know right 3 and a half years to get this community to almost a 1000   WOW.
     
    Oh and 947
     
    Who is going to be the luck guy / gal to post the 1000 
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    LaithSJ reacted to Hellraiser in Hero Guide: Mei   

    Overview
    Mei’s weather-altering devices slow opponents and protect locations. Her Endothermic Blaster unleashes damaging icicles and frost streams, and she can Cryo-Freeze herself to guard against counterattacks, or obstruct the opposing team's movements with an Ice Wall.
    Abilities
    Endothermic Blaster
    Weapon (Primary Fire)
    Icon Stats Official Description  
     
     
     
     
     
    Type Beam Damage 45 per second
    2.25 per round Projectile speed 20 meters per second Maximum range 10 meters Ammo 200 Ammo usage 20 rounds per second Reload time 1.5 seconds Duration 1.5 seconds freezing Headshot ✕  
    Mei’s blaster unleashes a concentrated, short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place.
      Details
    The target is frozen after taking 30 hits, a number not affected by damage buffs.  
    Icicle
    Weapon (Secondary Fire)
    Icon Stats Official Description  
     
     
     
     
    Type Linear projectile Damage 22 - 75 Falloff range 26 to 55 meters Projectile speed 88.88 meters per second Rate of fire 1.2 shot per second
    including charge time Ammo 200 Ammo usage 25 per shot Reload time 1.5 seconds Casting time 0.4 seconds Headshot ✓  
    Mei can also use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range.
      Details
    Icicle is the only projectile that is subject to damage falloff.  
    Cryo-Freeze
    Ability
    Icon Stats Official Description  
     
    Healing 37.5 per second
    150 over full duration Duration Up to 4 seconds Cooldown 12 seconds  
    Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.
      Details
    The cooldown starts only after the effect wears off. The ability can be cancelled prematurely by pressing the hotkey once more.  
    Ice Wall
    Ability
    Icon Stats Official Description  
     
     
    Health 500 per pillar
    5 pillars Maximum range 35 meters Area of effect 3x8 meters area Duration Up to 4.5 seconds Cooldown 10 seconds  
    Mei generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.
      Details
    The ability can be cancelled prematurely by pressing the hotkey once more. Before casting, the Ice Wall's placement from the player's line of sight can be toggled from perpendicular to parallel by pressing the hotkey.  
    Blizzard
    Ultimate Ability
    Icon Stats Official Description  
     
     
     
     
    Type Arcing projectile
    (initial cast)
    Area-of-effect field (line of sight)
    (ability start) Damage 97 Area of effect 10 meters radius Casting time 1.5 seconds minimum Duration 5 seconds Headshot ✕ Charge required 1450 points  
    Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.
      Details
    Mei passively generates 1% Ult Charge every 2.75 seconds. The projectile pierces barriers. Using Endothermic Blaster on an enemy while they're being frozen inside Blizzard speeds up the time it takes to freeze the target. Strategy
    Mei is a strong fighter who excels in 1-on-1 fights. Her freezing effect from Endothermic Blaster will let her win over most heroes. Icicle deals heavy damage when used correctly, making her a threat at both short and long ranges. Ice Wall can be used to trap or distract the enemy, as it can completely block the enemy's vision, or split some of the enemies from the others. Mei's Cyro-Freeze creates thick ice around herself, restoring her health and rendering her invulnerable, allowing her to play like semi-tank. Blizzard is a very strong Ultimate, able to turn the tide of battle when used correctly. Not being a true tank, Mei can still be outdamaged and killed easily. Her primary fire deals little damage and needs to land several hits to fully freeze the target. Meanwhile, the Icicle has a quick damage falloff even though it is a projectile, making her less effective at long range. Due to lacking of killing power and mobility, playing her well is challenging.
    Weapons & Abilities
    Endothermic Blaster: Mei's primary weapon. The primary fire, when held down, launches a beam that will deal continuous damage on the enemy. Affected targets will gradually move slower until completely frozen for 1.5 seconds after taking 30 shots. The secondary fire will launch an icicle-projectile on a linear trajectory, consuming more ammo than primary fire but dealing heavy damage. Icicle has a short cast time, during which Mei's movement speed is slowed. The Endothermic Blaster's two firing modes make a simple combo. Freeze the target with primary fire at close-range, then launch an Icicle at the frozen enemy's head. This combo will kill most non-tank heroes. The primary fire deals little damage per second compared to other stream-type weapons. Sticking to Icicle is a better option to deal damage. The primary fire of Mei's weapon has travel time, meaning that she has to lead the target when firing on a moving enemy. The first hit will create an initial slowing effect on the enemy, which is useful to slow a mobile hero. The slowing effect only influences standard movement speed, not movement abilities. Enemies like Genji, Junkrat, or Pharah will be able to quickly escape Mei's attack unless their movement ability is on cooldown. Icicle-projectile is the only projectile that suffers from damage falloff at medium to long range; combined with casting delay, this means she has to predict the enemy's movement more seriously than other projectile-heroes. Cryo-Freeze: Mei's personal defensive ability. She will create a thick ice coating around herself which makes her invulnerable, but immobile for 4 seconds. She will ignore most debuffs and recover health while the skill is active (150 total if the full duration is used), and the ice will disappear after the end of the duration. Mei can manually cancel this ability early. Cooldown triggers after the Cyro-Freeze ends. Mei acts as an obstacle during Cyro-Freeze, which can prevent some abilities from going through her to affect her allies, such as Reinhardt's Earth Shatter, Roadhog's Hook or D.Va's Self-Destruct. Instead of using the full duration, it can be useful to use Cryo-Freeze in a short burst to avoid damage (like from D.Va's self-destruct) and then cancel it. It's also useful to cancel Cryo-Freeze early if you want to only heal a small amount of damage and start your cooldown timer or rejoin a fight as soon as possible. Combined with Ice Wall, good timing can allow Mei to survive in many situations, even when outnumbered. Ice Wall: When activated, Mei will create a wall of five ice pillars at the targeted location. By re-pressing the ability button, she can switch the wall's orientation between side-to-side and front-to-back. The wall will be generated upon pressing normal attack, becoming an obstructing object which can block all line of sight for allies and enemies alike. Ice Wall can be ended several ways; it can be destroyed by enemies or a moving payload, its duration can expire, and Mei can melt it herself with the ability button. Use Ice Wall with care, the downside is that it completely blocks both her allies and enemies. Beware of cutting your own allies off from support or retreat. Each pillar has its own health. While most heroes can fit between them when only 1 is destroyed, some (like Reinhardt or D.Va's mech) are too big to fit. Mei cannot melt her Ice Wall while stunned. Blizzard (Ultimate): Mei's Ultimate ability. Mei deploys her drone at the targeted point. The drone will travel toward the point as a slow projectile with a small arc. After the drone is on the ground, it will unleash the frostbite and wind in a wide area. The storm will deal some damage and slow the enemy's movement speed. If the enemy lingers in the area for 2.5 seconds, they will become frozen solid for some time. As a projectile, Blizzard can be countered by D.Va's Defense Matrix and Genji's Deflect. The drone can go through an enemy's Barrier. While the Blizzard has very large area, it doesn't go through environment objects. It stills goes through the enemy's obstructing abilities like Mei's Ice Wall. The storm has a surprisingly high vertical area, so even heroes like Pharah will have trouble escaping vertically. General strategies
    Mei is a great fighter in 1-on-1 match-ups. Her Endothermic Blaster can freeze the enemy and finish it with Icicle-projectile. She can block the enemy's attempt to escape by placing Ice Wall to block the escape route. However, she has low killing power against groups of enemies since her Icicle has a cast time and damage falloff. When fighting in groups, try to single out and freeze one enemy and kill them quickly. If you are surrounded, a Cryo-Freeze and/or a well-placed Ice Wall can get you out of many sticky situations. Placing an ice wall beneath yourself allows you to quickly dodge an attack, or retreat to cover while the enemy navigates around the new obstacle. Icicle's long cast time can make it difficult to hit moving opponents, though as a projectile, it can be used as suppressing fire against targets in cover. Mei's Icicle projectile is a viable long range weapon, and can be used in combination with Ice Wall to disable or distract snipers. Keep in mind that Icicle is the only projectile that suffers from damage falloff at long range. Fights against heroes with accurate long-ranged attacks won't be in her favor. Mei's Ice Wall is her key ability. It can be dangerous to the enemy team when used correctly. It's most effective when she communicates with her teammates before setting up her Ice Wall, as it can backfire on her team when used in the wrong time or place. Mei can use the Ice Wall to block off enemies from leaving spawn at the beginning of the game, giving some extra time to hold them away from objectives. It can also be used to split the enemy team in half, ideally allowing your team to fight two consecutive 6 versus 3 fights, rather than engage in a 6 versus 6. A well placed Ice Wall can be used to disable or block certain Ultimates, such as Reinhardt's Earth Shatter, which will not contact the ground when Reinhardt is on top of the Ice Wall. Since Ice Wall and Cryo-Freeze's cooldown timers start after the effect ends, Mei can shield herself with Cryo-Freeze to stay safe while Ice Wall's timer counts down. Be ready to melt your Ice Wall if it becomes a disadvantage to your team. Mei can afford to be more aggressive than other defense heroes due to her higher hit points and defensive abilities. She excels at pushing payloads, since the payload can carry an ice wall with it. If Mei is guaranteed to die soon and only has Cryo-Freeze to defend herself, don't use it. You'll only give the enemy more Ultimate charge with those extra hitpoints, and delay your own respawn by a few seconds. Blizzard is a powerful Ultimate that can freeze enemies in very large area. However, it needs 2.5 seconds to successfully freeze the enemy, which won't be enough against enemies with good movement abilities or who are near the edge of the AoE. Try to combo with the ultimate from teammates such as Zarya's Graviton Surge or Reinhardt's Earth Shatter, so she can guarantee a successful freeze more easily. You can also use Ice Wall to block an enemy from escaping in one direction. (info from overwatch.gamepedia.com)
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    LaithSJ got a reaction from AOBLXIX in Hi   
    Welcome to the family  
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    LaithSJ reacted to AOBLXIX in Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. . . well kind of. .   
    There's been a few changes that have been made on the site recently, with more to come over the coming weeks.  But can anybody spot some of them?   ? ?‍? ?️
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    LaithSJ got a reaction from Hellraiser in Hello world!   
    Hi J welcome to ADK =)
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    LaithSJ reacted to bbq in I have an idea   
    Would anyone actually be interested in starting a book club? I have some free time every Friday and Saturday, so maybe we could meet up once a week on discord and discuss the book and how its going. 
    Obviously picking the book would come when people decide they want to do book club. 
    Let me know what you think!
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    LaithSJ reacted to Darknae in Obligatory Intro   
    hi @VeeVee and welcome to ADK
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    LaithSJ reacted to Scorpinox_1 in The END Of The BF Section Journey   
    Its been a long time since being in the forums and @LaithSJwe have shared many experiences, I'm going to include Admin @Aoblxix and some of the originals that joined in this journey and relive some of the glory and the best times spent making a difference. https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/4033-knightsx/, @https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/3374-wacko920/ , to Mrs Parker, https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/3423-mrscm3parker/ and to some of the other greats, https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/1500-albinoprairiedog/ https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/4659-_misterrobotoxl_/ https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/34-bromance/ https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/7272-laithsj/ https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/8036-mrsvirtue1776/ https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/5956-virtue1776/ https://www.adkgamers.com/profile/1575-zepppster/ we solute time well spent and @Scorpinox_1 leaves memories behind, here is a classic that may bring good things that come to life!!!
     
     
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    LaithSJ reacted to AOBLXIX in First Ever ADK Karaoke!!!   
    Was a great night of fun! Thank you @NarwhalNightmare for finally putting this together for ADK.  Here are some screenshots of the people that were there
     

     

     
    @7highstraight
    @Bobby
    @citten
    @FeistyTV
    @justicarAB
    @NarwhalNightmare
    @LaithSJ
    @Mongoose
    @Seagull
    @VinasSol
    @KeezyEnraged
    @BookD20
     
     
    And everyone else who was there that I didn't tag.  It was awesome seeing all of you there for close to 3 hours, and hope to see even more there next time.
     
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    LaithSJ reacted to AdrastosCastor in I'm Back!   
    Hey guys, AdrastosCastor here,

    Ive been dormant for a few years due to school and lack of hardware, and im back!
    I have a new rig that I hope to test its limits by hanging with you guys and playing. I was an Active member of the Planetside 2 crew but I hope to Group queue with you guys in Overwatch, WoW, PUBG, CS:GO and much more. 
    Thank you guys. See yall on the Battlefield!
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    LaithSJ reacted to AOBLXIX in First Ever ADK Karaoke!!!   
    Not so sure about that  haha 
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    LaithSJ reacted to AOBLXIX in First Ever ADK Karaoke!!!   
    Laith are you going to be singing?  I heard @Naru @VinasSol @justicarAB and @7highstraight were all going to be singing. 
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    LaithSJ got a reaction from NarwhalNightmare in First Ever ADK Karaoke!!!   
    I BELIEVE I CAN FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    I BELIEVE I CAN TOUCH THE SKYYYYYYYYYYYY
    ==============================
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    LaithSJ got a reaction from Seagull in Saturday Night Fun!   
    Brotherrrrrrrrr It was an amazing night , i used spectator to watch you guys playing , it was fun , cant wait for tomorrow ( which is today for me ) that i can join you in game  .
    By the way , YOU ARE NOT A NOOB XD  :3 I am the noob  
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    LaithSJ got a reaction from Seagull in Saturday Night Fun!   
    Brotherrrrrrrrr It was an amazing night , i used spectator to watch you guys playing , it was fun , cant wait for tomorrow ( which is today for me ) that i can join you in game  .
    By the way , YOU ARE NOT A NOOB XD  :3 I am the noob  
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    LaithSJ reacted to NarwhalNightmare in Saturday Night Fun!   
    Heck yes was tons of fun! im excited for tomorrow
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    LaithSJ reacted to AOBLXIX in Saturday Night Fun!   
    @LaithSJ as well for hanging out with us <3
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    LaithSJ reacted to AOBLXIX in Saturday Night Fun!   

     
    Has been fun with everyone so far tonight!
     
    @7highstraight @Bobby @Gary23 @Bobby @justicarAB @Greenshaw @NarwhalNightmare @Rabbit @pinkdood @VinasSol and whoever else I didn't tag
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    LaithSJ got a reaction from AOBLXIX in Member Picture Thread   
    Its VADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 
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    LaithSJ got a reaction from Hellraiser in Hellraiser's Introduction   
    Welcome to adk
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    LaithSJ got a reaction from AOBLXIX in new people for overwatch   
    Ok i guess i have to send it throw the game itself . let me do it . 
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    LaithSJ reacted to SLIMJIM in Phoenix of ADK   
    Over the past few weeks, i have seen the community split. it was not as publicly know as the CS:GO split that happened and really this split was more discrete if anything.
    But remember what  @LaithSJ said about the ADK's new emblem after the CS:GO split?
    I want to express that from what I'm reading (forum post about leaving ADK) if this was >NOT< ADK I would have left. BUT I believe in this Pheonix! It WILL rise again.
    I BELIEVE in @AOBLXIX
    I BELIEVE in @Dowin
    I BELIEVE in @Spyderbyte88
    I BELIEVE in @LaithSJ
    I BELIEVE in Our Sections
    I BELIEVE in Our COMMUNITY
    I BELIEVE in Our Members 
    I BELIEVE in ME (like gotta get dat ego going XD)
    I BELIEVE in the @mention system
    The point is I BELIEVE in ADK being great more that it already is (and to those who left thinking it was not; f**k em)
     
    P.S. i dont know where the link to @LaithSJ 's post about the ADK emblem is so please post it if you could.
    @AOBLXIX Can you mail me a phonebook
    EDIT:
    There is others I Believe in but names are hard to remember XD
    -Slim
     
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    LaithSJ reacted to NarwhalNightmare in Cat A Day Keeps The Doctor Away   
    Cat Meme Paradise!

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