Here's CommanderChu with the update on exciting changes in Nexus Raiders!
Nexus Raiders is proud to present the Heroes 101 and Hero Trainer podcast series! These community podcasts are expected to occur on a weekly basis and will be streamed to our twitch channel, where you'll also be able to ask our hosts questions and engage in the session (dates/times to be announced)
All episodes will also be available on our YouTube channel so don't worry if you miss the live show! We'll also be emailing a downloadable shortened mp3 version of the Heroes 101 series to official Nexus Raiders members so be sure to REGISTER if you haven't already!
In Heroes 101, elite and high ranked community members will be presenting competitive and in-depth strategies and tips. This podcast will be a great resource for anyone trying to rank up or improve their overall skills in Heroes of the Storm. All sessions are at least an hour long, not including any extra time to answer questions from the twitch chat.
Hero Trainer is our community's Learn-to-Play podcast for Heroes of the Storm, where we'll be giving general tips, advice, and strategies for people who are just getting started with HotS or for those between Bronze and Gold league. These episodes will vary much more in length, depending on the topic to be discussed.
We're always trying to think of ways to reward our patrons at Patreon.com/NexusRaiders for supporting the community - with that said, we'll be adding a level of exclusivity to our Heroes 101 podcast! ALL patrons will get access to full Heroes 101 sessions, whereas only a shortened version will be available to the public on YouTube. All patrons will also receive a downloadable mp3 of the complete sessions as well.
These are just a few of the awesome exciting things that are coming to Nexus Raiders so be sure to stay tuned for more updates!
CommanderChu and Kerrigan007 will be available on Wednesday, April 12 @ 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern to answer questions about the community's direction, as well as our goals for the near and far future.
If you have any questions or suggestions for Nexus Raiders, this is the place to voice your ideas and opinions!
Join us on Curse or in-game Channel Chat @ 6pm Pacific to participate in our Heroes of the Storm, Summoner's Rift Community Event! This custom game mode is centered on heroes that are able to summon monster units to fight for them, like Zagara and Azmodan. You can find more information >>HERE<< or by navigating to our Heroes of the Storm "Events, Contests, and Activities" page.
ok well technically its been live the whole time, but it's now like 90% functional (i think)
explore the site and let me know what you think + if you have any feedback (:
EYYYY the new version of the website already looks so much cleaner and is tons easier to navigate :D
Hello fellow raiders and friends,
It has been quite a while since my last open letter to the community, but I feel that today is an appropriate time for another. Our staff and I have been working tirelessly to continually bring you the most enjoyable gaming experience possible and, though we’ve hit a couple bumps along the way, I am immensely proud of this community and what we’ve been able to accomplish.
There are several groups of members I would like to thank, but I think the first order of thanks should go to all our members for being positive and wonderful people, in game and out. Despite individual differences, I’ve seen Nexus Raiders come together to have a good time and stay true to our community’s highest value: to “…promote a positive gaming experience – regardless of skill, experience, or expertise.” As your community manager, one of my favorite things to see is people getting on curse voice to meet others in the community and develop new friendships. Gaming is truly a different experience when you are buddies with everyone in your party – to help each other improve in the losses and to celebrate with each other in the victories. A leader is only as great as the ones he leads and I am truly thankful for the privilege of being your commander.
I won’t mention any names here, but those of you who reach out to new members on Facebook or in-game to make them feel welcome are truly MVPs. You all are the reason why we have such high member retention. I’d like this to be an example for all Nexus Raiders – I know that it’s easy and fun to just play with the same group of people every day (and there’s nothing wrong with that), but I challenge everyone to party up with some people who you may not recognize in our channel chat. You never know if they’ll become some of your closest friends.
To our team captains – you are a special bunch (in a great way). Thanks for taking the initiative to lead teams to compete in our tournaments! It seems as though we have many members, but very few who have the desire to lead, so I truly thank you for stepping up and helping those other members have a good time. I hope that you all (and hopefully some new captains) will continue to bring people together, not just to compete in our tournaments, but to game together regularly and build new relationships.
If you have been enjoying our giveaways, celebrity guests features, tournaments, and prizes, you have our patrons at http://www.patreon.com/NexusRaiders to thank. I’m in the middle of revamping our Patreon to officially launch with our New Year Festival, but we’ve had a few Nexus Raiders pledging and donating every month for quite a while now. To our patrons, thank you for your generosity and for allowing Nexus Raiders to have the nice things that we have. Without you, we wouldn’t have a website or be able to provide such awesome giveaways for the community.
It’s not every day that you come across a group of talented individuals who have the passion and desire to help make something great, but it has been my unique pleasure to lead a staff team that consistently puts their best foot forward to help the Nexus Raiders community continue its path of greatness. I know that I’m not a perfect leader, but having you all to work alongside me and back me up gives me the confidence to make decisions and do all the things that I do. I am blessed to be surrounded by such amazing individuals and I hope that you share the same sentiment.
As we enter the holiday season and approach our New Year Festival (also marks our 1-year anniversary), I hope that all Nexus Raiders will take some form of initiative to integrate themselves into our community. The easiest would probably getting registered as an official member (https://nexus-raiders.com/festival/registration), since we’re moving away from using our battle document. You could also help out by becoming a patron like I mentioned earlier to help fund the community. Even a dollar or two a month goes a long way.
Regardless of how you decide to integrate yourself, I am thankful for your participation in our community and I’m looking forward to announcing the amazing things we have in store for our New Year Festival! GLHF and never game alone (:
Your commander and yours to command,
i finally got a couple more pages up for our coming festival. as of now, the following pages are live (although some still need to be updated/edited):
- Member & Event Registration
- Team Registration
- News and Updates
- Get Connected
- Master League
- Schedule of events
- The Dream Team (fantasy heroes)
our "Members" page/tab is also live - you can see how many reward points you currently have and get an idea of how many members are on a team, or looking for a team
Whew, I think the Dashboard is basically complete (or at least has most of the tabs that we'll need for Season 4). Now I just have to make all the pages and content for ALL THE THINGS (seriously, have you seen how many tabs and events and bajillion things Season 4 Festival is going to have?).
BTW staff is having a meeting soon - if you're interested in becoming a staff members, helping out as a volunteer for the festival, or donated prizes, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!