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Welcome to the sixth Above and Beyond Support Spotlight from Activision Rewards!



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Above and Beyond showcases Support Community members who are incredibly helpful in the Activision Support Forums, have earned a ton of Points and Badges, climbed the top of the Rewards Leaderboards, and more!

 

Above and Beyond Support Spotlight’s are chosen by the Activision Rewards team and are given an awesome Rewards Care Package from us including a custom Activision Rewards Badge (pictured above), Rewards Points, and more. Want to be the next Support Spotlight? Email us why you should be next: activisionrewards@activision.com.

 

This week, we’re talking to a familiar face from the Forums, ghamorra.  Most of you probably recognize him from his awesome help in the Support section. Learn more about ghamorra below and find out what makes him such a valued member of the Support Community!



Activision Rewards: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into Call of Duty?

 

ghamorra: My name, believe it or not, isn’t actually Ghamorra, its John. I recently graduated from Ohio University and work in video production for a small company in hometown. I also volunteer on occasion at a nature center feeding and caring for some really cool and endangered animals. I’ve been gaming for as long as I can remember and have played just above everything there is on just about every console. The first FPS I played was Golden Eye on the Nintendo 64 and since then I’ve played just about every other FPS there is. I’m particularly fond of Call of Duty because it’s always been great deal of fun to play with friends locally and around the world.



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AR: You have an extensive history in the Forums! How long have you been a part of the CoD Community?

 

GA: I first came to the forum a few years ago when the first Black Ops relevant. Once I started posting it was easy to make friends and I really liked talking tactics and strategies with other players. Over the years as my list of friends grew I’ve happily made this forum my favorite spot on the web. There’s a lot of great community members here and I consider myself quite lucky to play with these guys (and some gals).

 

AR: You’re very knowledgeable about Call of Duty. How would you recommend a newcomer build up that expert amount of knowledge?

 

GA: One thing I’m most known for in Call of Duty is embracing that which isn’t the most popular. Through lengthy discussions on the forum and playing with hundreds of different players I’ve learned the hard what my best playstyle is. It’s important for anyone who wants to be better player to go out there and not be afraid of failing. If you’re stuck as questions, if you want some help inquire, and most importantly have fun.


 

 

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AR: Since the Activision Rewards program started, you've consistently been at the top of the Rewards Leaderboards having earned almost 30,000 Points. How do you do it?

 

GA: I post a lot and grind out my Points. I can’t say I’ve paid that much attention to Badges and Challenges. I really enjoy discussing and getting into some heated, but very productive, discussions. In college I grew thirst for getting into elenctic arguments and really breaking the game down. When you get into these discussions you can really rack up a lot of posts and Points.

 

AR: Out of the Rewards Badges you’ve earned, which is your favorite?

GA: I really like the addition of Badges on the forum. I think it’s brought a lot of member together and has really stressed the “community” aspect of the Forum. Stay Classy, Socialite, and Leader of the Pack all drive the community together by giving us reason to like, discuss, and befriend members of the Forum.


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AR: Have you written any Guides, Walkthroughs, or FAQs for the Community before?

 

GA: One thing I have most certainly done is create a lot of guides and walkthroughs. I couldn’t possibly list them all here but my “Ghamorra’s Book of Tactics” series has done quite well and I’ve received a lot of positive feedback from them.


AR: What drives you to be so helpful in the Support Section?


GA: It can be really hard not to get sucked into the status quo of Call of Duty. Some players feel forced to play a certain way and it’s my goal to help show players that there’s a great many ways to play Call of Duty and if you’re having trouble finding a playstyle that fits you best my guides might be helpful in finding that right style of play.


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Welcome to the second Activision Rewards Helpful Tip of the Week!


This week features a comprehensive Forum Guide from well-known forum member, TL_Bare_B_V2! Haven't met TL_Bare_B_V2 yet? Read his Support Spotlight!


Below, learn all there is to know about the Forums and navigating them. It also includes insight into the Rewards Program! Have Support tips you’d like to share? Send them to activisionrewards@activision.com! Those chosen will receive the rare Kudos Badge. Make sure to check out the first Helpful Tip of the Week discussing Clans from OUHATEME.

 

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Introduction

 

There have been a few forum guides before on the older sites but no one has written one for our latest version. Whether you'e new to the forums and finding things a little confusing or an experienced user looking to learn something new this is the guide for you. I'll start of with some of basics and then more on to some of the newer and less used features. Some of the content you may have seen before in some of my other threads but i'm bringing it all together in one easy to use guide.

 

1. Getting Started

          I) Sign Up and Log In

          II) Linking Accounts and Editing Your Profile

          III) Rules and Moderators

          IV) Knowing Your Way Around

 

    2. Content

          I) Finding A Topic

          II) Posting Replies

          III) Creating - Discussions, Questions and Ideas

          IV) Content Tips

          V) Reporting Content

 

     3. Forum Features

          I) Basic Features

          II) Advanced Features

 

     4. Gamification

          I) What Is It

          II) Earning Points and Levelling Up

          III) Using Your Points and Showing Off Your Badges

 

     5. FAQ

 

 

1.Getting Started

 

I) Sign Up and Log In

 

The first thing we need to do is create a Call of Duty account. In the top right of your screen you should screen you should see something that looks like this:

 

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If you've been receiving the weekly stat e-mails from Call Of Duty then congratulations you already have an account so you can skip this part.

 

Click "Sign Up" or Click Here and you'll be greeted by a simple form that looks like this:

 

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Remember that to create a Call of Duty account, all fields must be filled in and you must accept the Terms of Service (ToS) and Privacy Policy. By checking the "I accept the ToS and Privacy Policy" you're confirming you've read and understood them, ignorance is not an excuse for rule breaking. Being contacted by Activision with news and content about Call of Duty and other Activision games is optional.

 

Most of the information it asks for is self explanatory. Community Name is the name you wished to be known by when you post in the forums, it's a bit like a Gamertag or PSN/Steam ID. Once your account is created you cannot change the name which you post under in the forums, so choose wisely.

 

Once you filled and checked the boxes click "Register Now" and an activation link will be sent to your e-mail address, you'll need to follow the link in order to activate your account.

 

Congratulations you're now a member of the official Call of Duty website and forums, now you've just got click Login In in the top right corner of the page or Click Here then enter your e-mail address and password.

 

 

II) Link Accounts and Editing Your Profile

 

Now you have your CoD accounts it's time to link it to some of your other accounts, you can can link your CoD account to the following accounts:

 

  • Xbox Live
  • Playstation Network
  • Steam
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Twitch


You'll need to link either Xbox Live, Playstation Network or Steam depending on which platform you play Call Of Duty on, this allows data to be transferred from the website to your platform account for things such as pre-order codes, Prestige/Hardened edition content codes and the Ghosts App.


Linking your Youtube account allows any clips you upload from Modern Warfare 3 or Black Ops 2 to be uploaded straight on to your channel.


Linking your account with Facebook, Twitter and Twitch makes it easier for you friends and followers from other sites to find you on here.


To link your accounts you'll need to head over to your CoD Account Profile, now that you're logged in you'll no longer see "Log In or Sign Up" in the top right corner, it will have been replaced with an exclamation mark in a circle and a Cog. It should look like this:


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Click on the Cog and you'll have 2 options Profile and Log Out, click Profile or Click Here and you'll be taken to page that looks like this:


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Linking accounts is simple just click the green cross next to the account you want to link and you'll see a message box like this one:


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Click Continue you'll be taken to the relevant site and asked to enter your log in details for it. Once you've entered you details thats it, your accounts are linked.


Whilst we're on this page there're some other things you can change like: Name, Address, E-mail address, Security questions and your Community name (this doesn't change your forum name).  If we head on over to the Preferences page from here you can change your e-mail address which receives the the Call of Duty and Activision newsletters, you can also opt in/out of a specific newsletter or unsubscribe from all communication.



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The next profile you have is Forum profile, this is what other users will see if they click on your name in the forums it looks a little like this:



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From here you can access a number of other forum features but i'll cover those later. For now we are going to look at the 3 options on the right hand side. We'll start with Change Avatar, each time you post on the forums your name and avatar is displayed next to your post, you'll notice mine is the R2D2. Once you click Change Avatar you'll be taken to a page where you have a choice of 226 avatars, most are related to Call of Duty but there are other more general avatars and some related to other Activision games.


Next we have Edit Profile and Privacy, this will allow you to edit different sections of your Forum profile and also allow you to change who view certain parts of your profile.First we have the Edit Profile part. Most of these options are self explanatory, the forum does not allow a signature to be added to post so there is no need to enter anything in this box. Tags can be used to make yourself easier to find and can be used in the Forum search bar.


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The next part of this is the Privacy part, this allows you to restrict who can see certain parts of your profile. You have 4 options: Everyone, Registered Users, Connections and Yourself. You can then use "Preview Your Profile" to see how other users view your profile.


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The final option we have here is Edit Preferences. This allows you to customise which notifications you receive e-mails about, discussion and comment view styles, language, locale, timezone and also edit which notifications appear in your stream.


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III) Rules and Moderators


Just like when playing Call of Duty online the Forum also has its own set of rules/guidelines and moderators, you are expect to know and follow the rules when using these forums. Ignorance is not an excuse for rule breaking so familiarize yourself with them before posting.


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Guide: YouTube & Streaming Posts

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There's also a few sub-forums that specific rules/guidelines attached to them as well. Support, Clan Recruitment and Off Topic.


Whilst Activision has many accounts our current 3 forum moderators are OGHuxtable, SavageHam, and EmiliozGunz.

More information on moderator accounts can be found here: Forum Moderators



IV) Knowing Your Way Around


There are 3 main parts to the forum: Front Page, Profile and Inbox & Activities. Knowing you way around these 3 parts means you'll be able to navigate your way around the forums finding everything you need with ease.


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This is main page of the forums and everything expands from here.


Purple Box

Explore - Access the sites of other Call of Duty games.

Support - Direct access to Activision support site.

Location - Changes the language of the Call of Duty website, forums will still be in English.


Green Box

Sidebar - Allows quick access to other areas of the Call of Duty Ghosts site.


Orange Box

Social Media - Links to the official Call of Duty pages on social media sites.


Red Box

Sub-forums


Cyan Box

Actions - The 3 options in here allow you to quickly create a discussion or idea and add sub-forums or tags to an rss feed.


Blue Box

Search - Search all Call of Duty forums for keywords, people or tags.


Yellow Box

Notifications - Personal settings -  Calendar, (Reward) Store, Inbox & activity, Change avatar, Edit profile & privacy and Preferences.

Reputation - All time points, Level, Points required for next level and a mission you are close to completing.


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Forum profiles have 7 tabs, each tab makes easy to keep track of a different feature of the forums.


Red Box

Bio - As covered previously the bio is a place to share information about yourself and also your trophy case for completed missions.


Yellow Box

Activity - Shows all of your recent activity across the forums.


Blue Box

Content - Any threads you have made or replies you have posted can be found in here.


Pink Box

Connections - Connections shows you a list of all the people who you follow or follows you and their most recent content.


Green Box

Places - If you follow a specific sub-forum it will show in here.


Orange Box

Bookmarks - Any threads you bookmark will be found in here, you can add notes and tags to each bookmark making it easy find and remember why you bookmarked it.


Purple Box

Reputation  - Keep track of your forum points and missions from here using Activity and Missions. You can see how many points you've earned in each Sub-forum in Places from the menu on the left.



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The final page in this section is Inbox & Activities. This can be accessed by choosing a notification from the notification ball or through "Inbox and Activities" from the drop down menu when you click on your user name. Your inbox contains a few different viewing pages.


Green Box

Activity - The Activity page provides you with a general overview of what is happening in the forums right now. It shows you the latest post and likes, on the right hand side of the page you'll find recommended and trending content & people.  You can also post a status update from here.


Orange Box

Connections Stream - The Connections Stream is similar to the Activity page but only shows content from forum users that you follow.


Red Box

Inbox - From here you can view and reply to any replies made to a thread you created or replied to.  Under "Latest Acclaim" you can view any Likes, Bookmarks or Props you receive from other users. If users Share a thread with you it will also appear in your Inbox.


Blue Box

Actions - The Actions will show 2 things. The first is any new followers, the second is any actions taken against your content. Actions against your posts include any posts that have been removed by a moderator or any posts that have been given approval if they needed moderation.


Purple Box

Send Message - This allows you to send a Direct Message to a single user or group of users that can only be viewed by the intended recipients. If you @ mention someone in the message body they will not be notified.



2. Content


I) Finding A Topic


There are 2 ways to find threads in forums, the first is the search bar. In the search bar you can search for keywords, people or tags. Once you start typing in this box a drop down menu will appear with some related answers, from here you can also choose "Search all forums" or "Search this forum".  If you have something you want to discuss use the search first, there may already be a thread on this topic and multiple threads on the same topic just adds clutter to the forums. 1 thread with 100 replies carries more weight then 100 threads with 1 reply.


Not sure what you want to discuss? Jump into a sub-forum.


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Platform specific - Here you'll find other users that play on the same platform as you.


Green Box

General Discussion - A place to discuss Ghosts in general.


Yellow Box

Extinction - Need some advice or want to build a team? You'll find some of the top Extinction players in here.


Pink Box

Clans. There are 2 spaces within the clan sub-forum.


1) Clan Recruitment: Need a clan or already have one and are looking for new members? You'll find what you need in here

2) Clan Discussion: General clan discussion for future or past wars, tips on running a clan and any clan related questions.


Blue Box

Off Topic - Anything not Ghosts related goes in here, including future title discussion.


Orange Box

Support - Having a game related issue or have knowledge that could help some else out? Support is here for you, most questions will be answered by your fellow community, moderators can also open up support tickets from here if it requires Activision assistance.


If you're having an issue with your game support has a dedicated "Ask The Community" search bar which will find previously asked questions where you might find your answers. You can find a guide for it here: Ask A Question Tutorial


When asking a question in Support try to include as much information as possible in your post, useful things are: location, platform, hard-wired or wireless connection and any solutions you've already tried but didn't work.


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Have knowledge that could help other people? Get involved! Either have a scroll down the Recent Questions/Content sections or if you have knowledge of a specific area head into the Question Bank. There are 3 sections in the bank: Clan, DLC and Connection. Just select one and you'll be shown all the unanswered questions related to that subject.


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II) Posting replies


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When replying to thread you can either reply to the original post or you can reply to another users who has posted in the thread. The reply button is always in the bottom right corner of the post.


Red Box

Reply to original post.


Blue Box

Reply to specific post.


Green Box

If a thread has a lot of replies on the first page or goes over multiple pages there will be a "Reply to original post" button at the bottom of the page.



III) Creating Content


Can't find the topic you're looking or have an idea you want share? Then you're going to need to create a your own thread. We do this using the Actions on the right side of the page. Using the Actions in a specific sub-forum will create the topic in that space, using the Actions on the front page you'll need to set the space you want it posting. There are 2 types of threads you can create, the first is a Discussion, the second is an Idea. Discussions are general use and the main form of threads found on the forum. Ideas allow you find out what other users think about an idea you have with an Up/Down vote system included in the post.


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At the bottom of an Ideas post you have 4 options:


     1. In A Place - This will post your idea in a selected sub-forum.

     2. Hidden - Only you can view this post. If you mention someone in a hidden post they will still be notified of the mention and be able to view it.

     3. Specific People - This allows you to enter the usernames of forum members who you wish to view it.

     4. The Community - This will post the idea into the stream of anyone that follows you.

 

To choose where a thread is posted you need to click "Change" located in the Red Box a drop down box will appear and you can type the sub-forum you want into the box, when using this feature you need to type "Ghosts" first so it shows the Ghosts sub-forums i.e: Ghosts Off Topic.


Advanced Options - In the advanced options you can change who can edit your ideas post. By default any member of the forums can edit your ideas post if you post it into a space. If you don't want people changing your ideas post check the "Restrict Authors" box, from there you can either allow specific forum users to have editing rights or just yourself.



IV) Content Tips


Editing - After you have made a post or reply you may realise you missed something or made a mistake. Pressing the edit button at the bottom of your post allows you change, add or delete parts of your post without having to delete the whole thing and starting again. Editing a reply also gives you more post editing options then the initial reply box.


Marking as a Question - If have a question that you want/need an answer for you can mark your discussion as a question, this lets other users know that you're not looking for an opinion but a definitive answer. You have 15 minutes after you create a discussion after you create it.


Marking Correct Answers - If your discussion is marked as a question and you have found the answer you are looking for remember to mark that answer as correct. This way a user who has a the same question in the future can find your discussion and the answer they're looking for. If other users have supplied you with same or other useful information you can also their answers as helpful. You can mark 1 correct and 2 helpful answers per discussion.



V) Reporting Content


From time to time you may come across content that is either offensive, spam or breaks another forum rule/guideline. To report a discussion look for the the orange triangle that says "Report" in the Actions on the right hand side of the post. To report a reply click on "Report Abuse" in the bottom right of the specific post you want to report. Both of these open up a box in the middle of the screen where there is another drop down menu with a list of reasons and text box to add any other important information.



3. Forum Features


A lot of forums and social media sites have similar features, most of these features are pretty basic and self explanatory. Some of the features on the CoDHQ are less obvious and some can be difficult to find.



I) Basic Features


Like - See a post you like? Hit that like button, post appreciation is always welcome! Just look for the thumb at the bottom of a post.


Follow - You can follow people, sub-forums and threads. Once you've followed someone or something there activity will show up in your Connections Stream.


Bookmark - Don't have time to post? Bookmark a thread for later, you can access bookmarks from your profile. You can also add notes and tags to make them easier to find.


Share - The share button allows you to share threads with other users on the forum. A shared thread shows up in your Inbox.


Rating - Let others users know what you think of a thread by rating it with 1-5 stars located at the bottom of the original post. Highest rated threads show up on the front page.


Mention - Then mention feature allows you mention users, sub-forums or threads in your posts. There are 2 ways to mention things. Hit the "@ Mention" button in the bottom right of the text box or simple type @ and start typing.


Quote - You can quote the response you're replying to by clicking the speech bubble at the top of the text box, the quote will show up in a grey shaded box.



II) Advanced Features


The first 5 features can be accessed by clicking on !App on the bottom right of the text box or by simple typing "!" in the text box itself.


Forms - Forms is a Jive modulation that allows you to create a form template which can then be used in your posts.


Images - This feature will allow you to search Wikipedia for an image and then add it to your posts.

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Lucidchart - Lucidchart is a Jive Modulation that allows you to create diagrams such as flowcharts and venn diagrams for use in your posts.


Props - Props is another way of liking content but they come with a picture and a custom message, any Props you receive are displayed in a cabinet.


Wikipedia  - This feature will allow you to search wikipedia directly from the forum and then insert the link to your posts.


Multiple Streams - You can create multiple streams in your Inbox by clicking on "+ New Stream" this can make following different groups of users easier.


Connection Groups - You can create multiple connection groups on the Connection tab by clicking "+ New Label" you can then assign a colour to each group.



4. Gamification


I) What Is It?


Gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. On Activision's forums this is know as Activision Rewards.



II) Earning Points and Levelling Up


The forum like the game has it's own levelling and ranking system. Pretty much everything you do on the forums can earn you points, you can keep track of the recent points you have earned on your Reputation page, this can be accessed through your profile or by clicking the points next to your username and then selecting More. On the reputation page on the left side of the screen underneath Activity is Missions. On the Missions page you'll find a number of tiles, each tile is a separate mission and most missions have a number of levels. On the front of each tile you'll find:

 

  • Mission name and level
  • The Badge it unlocks
  • The Points you'll gain completing it
  • A brief description
  • Who recently completed the Mission
  • Progress bar

 

 

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If you press the cog in the bottom right corner the tile will flip over and you'll find a little more information.

 

  • Mission name and level
  • A brief description
  • The Badge and Points you gain upon completion
  • In depth details on how to earn the badge including any restrictions.

 

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At the time of writing this guide we are in Season 1 of Activision Rewards, an easy way to earn 165pts each day in Season 1 is as follows:


 

Mission Name

 

Action

Points

per

Action

Times

per

Day

Total

per

Day

One of the CrewLog in10110
ConnoisseurRate a support discussion5210
Forget Me NotBookmark a support discussion5210
Gotta See ThisShare a support discussion5525
Fountain of KnowledgeAnswer a support question51050
Stay ClassyReceive a Like in support10550
Branching OutFollow a community member5210


Whilst 165 Points a day may not seem like a lot it adds up to 1,155 Points a week or 4,950 Points in a 30-day month, add in the Bonus Points for completing the different mission levels and you're well on your way to leveling up. Some Mission are only available for a limited time during a Season, the Launch Control missions are a good example of this. There's normally a stickied thread in the support section announcing these so keep you eyes open for them.



III) Showing Off Your Badges and Using Your Points


Now you've completed Missions, unlocked Badges and earned points what can you do with them? Badges In your profile, in the Reputation tab you can select 3 badges to show off this is called "Me in 3". On the top bar you should see Points, Level and then up 10 badges, hold your cursor over the Badges and it will pop down to reveal all of the Badges you have earned, at the bottom of this are 3 slots where you can drag and drop your 3 selected Badges into. Other users will be able to see these Badges if they hover their cursor over your name in the forums and view your profile pop-up. If you want to change your "Me in 3" just click the X next to the Badge you no longer want to display and drop another one in it's place. The amount of Points shown on the profile pop-up is your current available store balance not your total earned points.


Here's mine:


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Points


What do Points mean?....  PRIZES! (and Leaderboards)


Points can be exchanged in the Activision Reward Store for different rewards, each reward has a level and a cost, in-order you purchase the reward you must first get to the level requirement and then have enough points to exchange for it. Currently there are 3 available Rewards:

 

  • Got Stacks Badge - Lv 35 -  10,000 pts
  • Founder Badge - Lv 65 - 500 pts
  • Secret Group Access - Lv 50 - 20,000 pts

 

More reward will be added soon and you can find the reward store here: Reward Store

 

You find this in the drop down menu from your name on the forums.

 

We also have leaderboards that can be viewed here: Leaderboard

 

Search for "Leaderboards" in the search widget for quick access.

 

 

5. FAQ

 

Q) My headers are grey writing on the black background how to I turn them white?

A) In your profile preferences turn the High Contrast Colour Scheme off.

 

Q) Where can I view the props I've been given?

A) Your props shelf can be viewed here: http://community.callofduty.com/apps/props

 

Q) What are levels shown in your screenshots?

A) Those are the old forum levels when they only went up to 10, it took me a while to make this guide and things were changed during the making of it.

 

Q) What are Jive and Modulations?

A) Jive is the program that the forum runs on, Modulations are like apps or expansions that add new features and functions to the forum.

 

Q) How do I stop notifications from discussions I no longer want to take part in appearing in my Inbox?

A) Select the discussion in your Inbox, in the top right corner of the preview select "Hide new activity" and this will stop all new notifications unless you post in the thread again or are @ mentioned.

 

Q) I just made a post/reply, why does it say that it is being moderated?

A) The main cause of a post needing moderation is a link that needs to be authorized.

 

Q) I don't like my username, can I change it?

A) Once a username is created it cannot be changed.

 

Q) Why can't I create polls, blog posts or documents?

A) As forum users we can only create discussions and ideas. Polls were removed and only Activision can create blog posts and documents.

Welcome to the fifth Above and Beyond Support Spotlight from Activision Rewards!



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Above and Beyond showcases Support Community members who are incredibly helpful in the Activision Support Forums, have earned a ton of Points and Badges, climbed the top of the Rewards Leaderboards, and more!

 

Above and Beyond Support Spotlight’s are chosen by the Activision Rewards team and are given an awesome Rewards Care Package from us including a custom Activision Rewards Badge (pictured above), Rewards Points, and more. Want to be the next Support Spotlight? Email us why you should be next: activisionrewards@activision.com.

 

This week, we’re talking to a familiar face from the Forums, TL_Bare_B_V2.  Most of you probably recognize him from his awesome help in the Support section. Learn more about TL_Bare_B_V2 below and find out what makes him such a valued member of the Support Community!



Activision Rewards: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into Call of Duty?

 

TL_Bare_B_V2: Most people online know me as TL Bare B but my human name is Chris. In my spare time I play CoD on XBL and talk CoD on the HQ. In my not so spare time I help to run a paintball centre which is basically CoD for big kids that hurts a bit more. My introduction to Call of Duty came a week after I brought my Xbox 360 when I purchased CoD 3 to play with some friends.  After shooting and stabbing my way through the campaign I hopped in to MP where I'd usually run the Medic class and act as support for team mates up front. I've been hooked ever since and currently own a copy of every CoD game.



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AR: You have an extensive history in the Forums! How long have you been a part of the CoD Community?

 

TL: I signed up for my first account on CharlieOscarDelta.com so I could play in the MW beta, that was 7 years ago! I didn't post much back then but as time passed I started posting more and more, during Black Ops I joined EU4M where I met some awesome people and had some incredible experiences. 

 

AR: You’re very knowledgeable about Call of Duty. How would you recommend a newcomer build up that expert amount of knowledge?

 

TL: Read, Ask, Play. Read other peoples answers and guides. Don't be afraid to ask about something you don't know. Play around with the games, apps and forums to see what you can find out for yourself. There's always something new to learn.

 

 

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AR: Since the Activision Rewards program started, you've consistently been at the top of the Rewards Leaderboards having earned almost 50,000 Points. How do you do it?

 

TL: Most of my points have come from answering questions in the support section but I’ve earned points in almost every sub-forum. Half of the battle is knowing how to earn them.

 

AR: Out of the Rewards Badges you’ve earned, which is your favorite?


TL: My favourite earned Badge would be Leader of the Pack (lv5) that’s more about the community finding what I have to say useful enough to want my posts in their stream. My favourite Badge overall would be Got Stacks as there's still only 3 people with it. Anyone that gets it is welcome to join us in the Millionaires Mansion!


 

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AR: Have you written any Guides, Walkthroughs, or FAQs for the Community before?

 

TL: I've just posted my first guide. We used to have Forum Guide on the old boards but no-one has written one for a while so I wrote the Ghosts Edition for new members that are finding things a little confusing or older members want to learn something new.


AR: What drives you to be so helpful in the Support Section?

 

TL: 2 reasons:


1) At some point we were all new to CoD and the CoDHQ, there were others here answering my questions when I first joined the community and now I’m passing my knowledge on.


2) Whether we like to admit it or not as CoD players we all have a slightly competitive side. Offering leaderboards, levels, unlocks and exclusives are just something I couldn't resist. Support section is currently where most of the Points are on offer.

Starting today, June 6, through Monday, June 9, earn double Activision Rewards Points in the Support Forums! Earn double Points towards Badges and Leveling up your current ones such as Fountain of Knowledge, Seal of Approval, Stay Classy, and more! Check out the FAQ below.


 

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Double Rewards Points Weekend FAQ


What Badges will I get double Points towards?


You’ll receive double Points towards Activision Rewards Badges or Missions for the following:

 

  • Fountain of Knowledge
  • Seal of Approval
  • Stay Classy
  • Right On
  • Insightful
  • Connoisseur
  • Infinite Wisdom and Infinite Wisdom 2.0
  • Launch Control 4.0


How long will I get double Points in the Support Forums?


You can earn double Points from June 6 to June 9 for answering questions, having your answers marked as helpful/correct, having your answer liked by fellow community members, and more.


Where will these Badges be displayed?


Once earned, you can view your completed and in progress Badges in your Profile under “Bio”.


Have more questions about earning double Rewards Points? Hit us up! https://twitter.com/ATVIAssist

Gypsy816

Infinite Wisdom 2.0

Posted by Gypsy816 Jun 5, 2014

Activision Rewards is pleased to announce the release of Infinite Wisdom 2.0! Infinite Wisdom 2.0 is a take on the first Support Community created Badge, Infinite Wisdom, earned through having your answers in the Support Forums marked as CORRECT. Learn more about the first version of Infinite Wisdom.

 

 

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The idea for the Infinite Wisdom Badge was created by Community member dtuchpunk. For this Rewards Badge creation, dtuckpunk was awarded the rare Kudos Badge, worth 1000 Rewards Points! Have ideas for Rewards Badges you’d like to share? Add them to the Website Badge Suggestion thread, send them to us @ATVIAssist or email them to activisionrewards@activision.com. We look forward to your ideas!

 

Check out the FAQ below for Infinite Wisdom 2.0.

 

 

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Infinite Wisdom 2.0 FAQ

 

How do I earn the Infinite Wisdom Badge?

You can earn this Rewards Badge by having 250 of your Answers to Support threads in the Support Forums marked as CORRECT.

 

What will I get for the Infinite Wisdom 2.0 Badge?

You’ll receive the Infinite Wisdom 2.0 Badge (pictured above) and 5000 Bonus Points along with the admiration of your peers for your knowledge!

 

Can I earn Infinite Wisdom 2.0 more than once?

Unfortunately, Infinite Wisdom 2.0 can only be earned once. There are no higher levels that can be achieved at this time.

 

Will infinite Wisdom 2.0 disappear with Season 1?

Nope! Similar to the first Infinite Wisdom, Infinite Wisdom 2.0 is here to stay forever.

 

Where can I view Infinite Wisdom 2.0 once I earn it?

You can view this Badge and more by going to your profile under either “Bio” or the “Reputation” tab.

 

Thanks to dtuchpunk for this awesome suggestion. Enjoy!

Welcome to the fourth Above and Beyond Support Spotlight from Activision Rewards!



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Above and Beyond showcases Support Community members who are incredibly helpful in the Activision Support Forums, have earned a ton of Points and Badges, climbed the top of the Rewards Leaderboards, and more!

 

Above and Beyond Support Spotlight’s are chosen by the Activision Rewards team and are given an awesome Rewards Care Package from us including a custom Activision Rewards Badge (pictured above), Rewards Points, and more. Want to be the next Support Spotlight? Email us why you should be next: activisionrewards@activision.com.

 

This week, we’re talking to a familiar face from the Forums, OUHATEME.  Most of you probably recognize him from his awesome help in the Support section. Learn more about OUHATEME below and find out what makes him such a valued member of the Support Community!



Activision Rewards: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into Call of Duty?

 

OUHATEME: My name is Mike, though you all know me by OUHATEME on the Forums. My wife and I have 4 kids and 3 grand kids and everyone plays something when it comes to games. We have just about every console except a PS4 at the moment.

 

As far as CoD goes, my wife and I have played since the beginning with Call of Duty. We enjoyed playing local split screen against and with each other. Getting online though was something altogether different for us. In the past, we would jump on the Harley and go for rides hours on end. However, when our youngest was born, he had more conditions than I could name or pronounce so it was an easy decision to put family first and part of that is being home much more and making sure everyone was taken care of and having fun. Our first online experience with CoD came in BO1 we played the **** out of zombies and had a blast doing it.



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Shortly before MW3 came out we started into the multiplayer portion of online and from there we would go back and forth between the game modes. MW3 with founder status and the installation of clans was a nice fit. It gave us a taste of something and we wanted more so we carried over to BO2 with it. We loved that we were able to keep the same clan from CoD title to CoD title. I know I’m speaking in plural that is because we each have our own consoles and Internet connections and we play together, yep I am one of the lucky ones my wife plays and she is in my Clan too!



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AR: You have an extensive history in the Forums! How long have you been a part of the CoD Community?

 

OHM: I actually started coming to the forums in MW3 I mostly read and did not participate that much, when BO2 came out I began to get more involved in the Forums as that was our main way of figuring out how clan ops was working and it is where we shared what we had figured out worked and what didn't. Since it was a lot of us peers helping each other I found it a good atmosphere to share what we learned with each other as peers in the elite section of the forum for BO2. Two people I found very helpful for BO2 and Clan are Lifesong1 and mwfan55 both of whom helped me out with figuring out how Clans worked and with sharing information. When Ghosts is finished I will have a lot more names to add to the list as being helpful.

 

AR: You’re very knowledgeable about Call of Duty. How would you recommend a newcomer build up that expert amount of knowledge?

 

OHM:  Go to the Forums and watch and read for a bit. Pay attention when you see how others answer questions and if they use references in their threads. Some of those references are a gold mine for information. Don't stick to one section of the Forum either there is information in each section that can be so helpful from the general discussion which covers game play, weapons, map layouts. To the console specific forum which may let you know how to party up with friends or teammates better not to forget that the latest game updates and hot fixes are listed there as well. A lot of that information can be game changers.


I read in all of the forums and I have been branching out lately beyond the Clan and Support Forums. Be open minded in reading others opinions as they may help you redefine yours when they put things into a different perspective the same way you may sway someone else's. Bookmarking is a great tool when I see valuable information I usually bookmark it and will reference it when answering others questions.





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AR: Since the Activision Rewards program started, you've consistently been at the top of the Rewards Leaderboards having earned more than 60,000 Points. How do you do it?

 

OHM: A majority of my points has come from the clan discussion Forums with the support section coming in a close second. When answering a question remember that they are asking because they don't know the answer even if it was discussed six post up the screen. When it comes to Clan Wars not having information or having to wait for it can make someone anxious regardless of how simple someone else may think the question is to the person asking it can mean a lot. In this installment of CoD the Clan Discussion Forum has pretty much exploded in size and activity compared to what it was in past CoD titles.


I have begun to see some of the helpful people from the other forum begin to make appearances in the clan discussion side of it which is great. I know this section has not existed that long and it takes a feeling out process for some of those that have been pillars on the forums since the beginning. In the background there has been some friendly banter on who is taking what leader board from the daily, weekly, and monthly, can’t forget to mention the overall Leaderboard. Great competition and many are helped in the process nothing wrong with that. Still pushing for top spot, though.

 

AR: Out of the Rewards Badges you’ve earned, which is your favorite?


OHM: I’d have to say it is the Kudos Badge. I earned it by writing a tips on how to have and run a Clan.  Got some great feedback on that and actually got to help a few people put Clans together.


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AR: You’ve been chosen for a Kudos Badge due to your helpful guide involving Clans. Why did you choose to write about them? Are you in a Clan yourself?

 

OHM: I wrote about Clans because I know how many questions I had when creating mine and how much I had to look for information and when it wasn't there just do it and figure it out for myself. I have been in my Clan since MW3 when I made it and since then I have made my mistakes and learned from them as well as done some good things as well. So I was trying to help those just coming into it leapfrog some of the mistakes many make when making a Clan and help them get on track to enjoying it as soon as possible. We have fun and we can be competitive at the same time.

 

When it comes to guides, walkthroughs, or FAQ’s I haven't written anything on the scale of the Clans article yet, I do however to write walkthroughs with when helping those with issues that I may have a solution to.



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AR: What Support topic do you find yourself the most knowledgeable in and why?

 

OHM: Clans I tend to do all the research for my clan so we can all enjoy it and if anyone ask why I can answer it or at least try to, I also enjoy the discussions with others from other clans when we (the community) are trying to verify certain things involving Clan XP and such. There are a lot of people that help out in the Clan Discussions Forum.


AR: What drives you to be so helpful in the Support Section?

 

OHM: When I have a question I truly appreciate when someone can answer it for me that way I don't have to wonder about it in any way. So among the other reason that I have previously listed giving someone peace of mind or at least an understanding helps those looking for answers. I have seen more and more people helping each other which when sharing information makes more and more people able to answer questions.

Activision Rewards is happy to announce the release of the first ever Support Community Badge suggestion – Infinite Wisdom!

 

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Infinite Wisdom was created by Community member dtuchpunk. For this Rewards Badge creation, dtuckpunk has been awarded the rare Kudos Badge worth 1000 Rewards Points! Have ideas for Badges you’d like to share? Add them to the Website Badge Suggestion thread, send them to us @ATVIAssist, or email them to activisionrewards@activision.com.

 

Infinite Wisdom is just one Support Community suggested Badge that’s coming. We’ll have more Community suggestions to share soon!

 

 

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Infinite Wisdom FAQ

 

How do I earn the Infinite Wisdom Badge?

You can earn this Rewards Badge by providing 250 Answers to Support threads in the Support Forums.

 

What will I get for the Infinite Wisdom Badge?

You’ll receive the Infinite Wisdom badge (pictured above) and 1000 Bonus Points!

 

Can I earn Infinite Wisdom more than once?

Unfortunately, Infinite Wisdom can only be earned once. There are no higher levels that can be achieved at this time.

 

Will infinite Wisdom disappear with Season 1?

Nope! Infinite Wisdom is here to stay forever.

 

Where can I view Infinite Wisdom once I earn it?

You can view this Badge and more by going to your profile under either “Bio” or the “Reputation” tab.

 

Thanks to dtuchpunk for this awesome suggestion. Enjoy!

Gypsy816

Launch Control 4.0

Posted by Gypsy816 May 8, 2014

Launch Control 4.0 is now live in the Support Forums! Starting today, May 8, through the end of Activision Rewards Season 1, earn the Launch Control 4.0 Badge for your help in the Support Forums.

 

 

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Launch Control 4.0 FAQ


How do I get the Launch Control 4.0 Badge?

Earn the Launch Control 4.0 Badge by completing the following Requirements:

 

  1. Rate 5 Support Threads
  2. Answer 3 Call of Duty Ghosts Support Questions
  3. Like 5 Comments in Support Threads


What do I get once I complete those Requirements?

You’ll receive:

 

  1. Launch Control 4.0 Badge (Season 1 only)
  2. 1000 Rewards Points

 

For example, once you Rate 5 Threads, Answer 3 Support Questions, and Like 5 Comments, you’ll receive the Launch Control 4.0 Badge and 1000 Rewards Bonus Points.


How long will the Launch Control 3.0 Badge be available?

Launch Control 4.0 is only available for Season 1 of the Rewards Program. Learn more about the Rewards Program here.

 

Where will this Badge be displayed?

Once earned, you can view your Launch Control 4.0 Badge in your Profile under “Bio” alongside your other earned Badges.


Have more questions? Hit us up - Activision Support (ATVIAssist) on Twitter

Gypsy816

Above and Beyond #3 - Matuzz

Posted by Gypsy816 Apr 30, 2014

Welcome to the third Above and Beyond Support Spotlight from Activision Rewards!



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Above and Beyond showcases Support Community members who are incredibly helpful in the Activision Support Forums, have earned a ton of Points and Badges, climbed the top of the Rewards Leaderboards, and more!

 

Above and Beyond Support Spotlight’s are chosen by the Activision Rewards team and are given an awesome Rewards Care Package from us including a custom Activision Rewards Badge (pictured above), Rewards Points, and more. Want to be the next Support Spotlight? Email us why you should be next: activisionrewards@activision.com.

 

This week, we’re talking to a familiar face from the Forums, Matuzz.  Most of you probably recognize him from his awesome help in the Support section. Learn more about Matuzz below and find out what makes him such a valued member of the Support Community!



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Activision Rewards: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into Call of Duty?

 

Matuzz: My actual name is Matti and I'm from Finland.  As of now I'm studying business economics. On my past time I hang out with friends and I occasionally go hunting. I got into Call of Duty when I got Call of Duty for PC from my cousin. I thought it was the greatest game ever and have since then got most of my FPS craving from the Call of Duty series.

I love the classic Call of Duty single player modes. My all-time favorite mission is from Call of Duty (1) where you attack Stalingrad and you are just given a clip of ammunition at the start. The best multiplayer experiences I have gotten from the Black Ops and I also got instantly hooked on the zombies mode in the World at War.




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AR: You have an extensive history in the Forums! How long have you been a part of the CoD Community?

 

MZ: I joined the forums when the Modern Warfare 2 was revealed. But I got more involved with the Forums with the reveal of Black Ops. I have gotten many friends from the Off Topic section. The member I kind of followed in to the depths of OT was ficko88 who always liked my ideas. Later on though I found out that the guy liked everything.

I'm part of OT group called VuVú. We are playing together all sorts of games and chatting with each other. JediMaster Shark, Byzantine Bomb, CraftyShot, Kamchakka, MajorRodriguez, GoNavy_09, When in Doubt C4 and many many more, these are the folks that really were the life of "teh OT".

Vive la VuVú


 

AR: You’re very knowledgeable about Call of Duty. How would you recommend a newcomer build up that expert amount of knowledge?

 

MZ: All I can say is play the game and read the Forum. You will constantly find out and learn new things as you play. Spending time on this Forum and discussing things with other gamers will also give them huge amount of new information about Ghosts and Call of Duty in general. There is ton of high quality content posted so I suggest the newcomers to search through the Forums and ask about things on their mind as there will be a lot of people out there loving to help them out.



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AR: Since the Activision Rewards program started, you've consistently been at the top of the Leaderboards having earned more than 35,000 Points. How do you do it?

 

MZ: The Support section is the way to go if you want to rack up points. Help people the best way you can and you will be rewarded. Answer questions and make guides and soon enough you notice you have gotten a nice collection of Badges and Points to your name.

 

AR: Out of the Rewards Badges you’ve earned, which is your favorite?


MZ: I have to say it is the Forum Master Badge as it is something that not many have and a nice recognition for the time I have spent in here. The Support Spotlight Badge will of course be right up there with the Forum Master badge!


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AR: Have you written any Guides, Walkthroughs, or FAQs for the Community in addition to your Call of Duty App Guide?

 

MZ: I have done info threads about the upcoming Call of Duty games by gathering all the information out there in the same place for many of the games. One of them even got into the Shacknews, which was a nice surprise. I have also done guide about the story of the Treyarch Zombie's Mode and Call of Duty App Guide.



 

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AR: What drives you to be so helpful in the Support Forums?

 

MZ: I have always liked being on the Forums and generally like to help people and write guides. It is very rewarding to know that you made someone's day maybe a bit better by helping them with their problem. The Activision Rewards program that has now launched is also a nice bonus.

Gypsy816

Launch Control 3.0

Posted by Gypsy816 Apr 11, 2014

Launch Control has returned and it’s better than ever! Starting today, April 11, through the end of Activision Rewards Season 1, earn the Launch Control 3.0 Badge for your help in the Support Forums.

 

 

 

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Launch Control 3.0 FAQ


How do I get the Launch Control 3.0 Badge?

Earn the Launch Control 3.0 Badge by completing the following Requirements:

 

  1. Rate 5 Support Threads
  2. Answer 2 CoD Ghosts DLC Questions for PlayStation and PC
  3. Like 5 Comments in Support Threads


What do I get once I complete those Requirements?

You’ll receive:

 

  1. Launch Control 3.0 Badge (this Season only!)
  2. 1000 Rewards Points

 

For example, once you Rate 5 Threads, Answer 2 Questions regarding CoD Ghosts DLC for PlayStation, PC, and Xbox, and Like 5 Comments, you’ll receive the Launch Control 3.0 Badge and 1000 Rewards Bonus Points.


How long will the Launch Control 3.0 Badge be available?

Launch Control 3.0 is only available for Season 1 of the Rewards Program. Learn more about the Rewards Program here.

 

Where will this Badge be displayed?

Once earned, you can view your Launch Control 3.0 Badge in your Profile under “Bio” alongside your other earned Badges.


Have more questions? Hit us up - Activision Support (ATVIAssist) on Twitter

Welcome to the second Above and Beyond Support Spotlight from Activision Rewards!



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Above and Beyond showcases Community members who are incredibly helpful in the Activision Support Forums, have earned a ton of Points and Badges, climbed the top of the Rewards Leaderboards, and more!

 

Above and Beyond Support Spotlight’s are chosen by the Activision Rewards team and are given an awesome Rewards Care Package from us including a custom Activision Rewards Badge (pictured above), Rewards Points, and more. Want to be the next Support Spotlight? Email us why you should be next: activisionrewards@activision.com.

 

This week, we’re talking to a familiar face from the Forums, FalconR6.  Most of you probably recognize him from his awesome help in the Support section. Learn more about FalconR6 below and find out what makes him such a valued member of the Community!



 

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Activision Rewards: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into Call of Duty?

 

FalconR6: I love sports, music that rocks, gaming… hang on, this isn’t a dating website!

 

My first Xbox Gamertag was mikedownunder (how very creative of me). Playing games such as Tiger Woods Golf the Gamertag fit the purpose. However, Call of Duty requires a hint of steel, so my Gamertag changed into something resembling my forum name. My forum ID is the namesake of the Ford FG Falcon R6 utility which is my pride and joy. Contrary to non-popular belief, the FalconR6 is not a fake El Camino. I am currently speaking to my lawyers to ascertain if I can bring an defamation lawsuit against @dtuchpunk (kidding!)

 

I can clearly remember a Christmas morning as a kid sitting in the lounge room, waiting in baited breath as a parcel was handed over to myself and big sis. My head was bandaged up due to a clumsy incident involving a low lying stick on a tree, my ear, and my haste to retrieve a stray ball. But the stitches vanished from thought as a Nintendo NES was unwrapped. Kid Icarus, Tennis, and the piece de la resistance, Zelda, awaited play.

 

Fast forward through some years of intermittent gameplay as scholastics got in the way. Reintroduced myself via GameCube with Resident Evil (if you ever come across my little bro ask him whether or not he has got over the nightmares resulting from watching me play.) Dogs breaking through a window, classic!!  Credit where due, it was little bro who I watched play Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare. I had to get in on the action. A total noob in multiplayer, but regardless, I enjoyed that title immensely because of the campaign.




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AR: You’ve been around the forums for a while! How long have you been a part of the CoD community?

 

FR6: I still consider myself a bit of a greenhorn to be honest. You only have to step inside of the OT (Off Topic) to realize the rich history of CodHQ. I should take the opportunity to say that all forum members are welcome in the OT. Be sure to pack a couple of funny bones, and please leave your serious hat in the cloakroom. Please be aware that snakedoctor’s GraS is over powered and sacred ground.

 

AR: You’re very knowledgeable about Call of Duty. How would you recommend a newcomer build up that expert amount of knowledge?

 

FR6: Never believe that you are an expert is a good start. This forum has a wealth of information and it is best to have an open mind to various opinions. The most valuable suggestion I can give is: If you write a post be mindful of its tone. In the vast majority of cases, by reading an OP you can be pretty accurate in knowing how the community have and will respond. We all have differing thoughts about certain aspects of CoD and how it’s played. If you “tell” folks this is crap, it must go, don’t do that, do this, the responses become black and white flame wars. Instead, state your opinions, but ask the community what their thoughts are. An open minded OP leads to the best discussions.

 

A motto of mine has always been “it would be a boring world if we all thought the same”. It’s a wise move to understand that when it comes to gaming there are few facts. Strategy and tactics that work for one person might be a complete balls-up for another. Opinions on game mechanics are just that, opinions. Don’t get me wrong, put your best foot forward when it comes to your own thoughts and beliefs, just respect different perspectives.



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AR: Since the Activision Rewards program started, you've consistently been at the top of the Leaderboards having earned more than 40,000 Points. How do you do it?

 

FR6: Hanging out in the OT has helped garner some cheeky Points. But, the majority of my Points have come from the Support section. So I guess the advice I can give is how to answer Support questions.

 

Treat the OP as a customer and do not assume any knowledge other than what is provided. More often than not, a single sentence reply is not going to cut the mustard. If the OP requires a solution it’s more than likely they do not know how to implement the solution. So, take your time, be patient, and be prepared to have a dialogue with the OP. Also be mindful that you don’t know who is sitting behind the keyboard; it could be a youngster, a complete noob, a mother, or indeed an experienced gamer. They should all be treated with the same respect.

 

I understand that new Missions will come on deck in the future to reward general Forum activity. This will be fantastic, as not everyone’s strengths are Support related. Many wise heads contribute to gameplay discussion within this Forum, I look forward to seeing them climb the rankings, as long as they don’t catch me!


 

AR: Out of the Rewards Badges you’ve earned, which is your favorite?


FR6: Connoisseur. It makes me feel like I’m a movie critic. I recall a few days back reading a post that was utter bollocks. However, it made me laugh, I had no other choice but to give it 5 stars. The Kudos badge is pretty sweet to hold due to its rarity.


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AR: In addition to your NAT Guide, what other guides, walkthroughs or FAQs have you written?

 

FR6: Well I haven’t really written another guide per-se. However, I am proud to say I OPeed a thread “A Noob to Hardcore Seeking Advice”. I asked for the BO2 Forum’s help and the results were brilliant. The advice given centered around Hardcore, but also gave useful tips for general play. I still have this bookmarked and check in on it every now and again.



 

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AR: Your NAT Guide has helped a lot of people confused about their settings find resolution. Why did you pick this topic?

 

FR6: To be honest I was becoming frustrated in searching for port numbers every time somebody needed help. So, I gathered all relevant ports for various platforms and put them together. Yet the ports in isolation can be meaningless if you do not understand what is going on. Hence I decided to put together a guide that was as noob friendly as possible. Nothing wrong with being a noob, we have all been one at some point.

 

I can remember having to dabble with router and console settings for the first time. It can be rather daunting. My goal with the article was to give understanding to whoever read it. Once you have a conceptual idea of ‘what’s going on’ it becomes much less scary. Alas, I have had feedback in support threads stating that it might of well have been written in Chinese, lols. In those cases a patient hat is required.

 

Many folk just do not understand the importance of proper setup. Moreover, they feel that a game should just work. As much as we would all love that to be the case, it’s just not reality. Some others get very shirty with the whole concept of setup due to them paying a pretty penny for excellent internet. The simple fact is a stable and properly setup router/console is far more valuable when it comes to gaming compared to having loads of bandwidth. I must point out that being ignorant of such things is nothing against peeps.

 

Sharing information is what the forum is all about. Whilst writing ‘Achieving Open NAT’ I messaged maccabi asking whether he mind me linking his Elagaphant report. The response “tsk tsk, that’s what it’s there for”. Never underestimate the generosity CodHQ can provide.



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AR: What drives you to be so helpful in the Support Forums?

 

FR6: I like to roll around in my Forum Rewards Points and throw them up in the air! In truth, helping out in Support is a relative strength of mine. I’m never going to be a player who’s up there with the best, my Zelda born reflexes just won’t allow it. That’s OK by me, gaming is about enjoying oneself. It isn’t much fun for someone if they are having a hard time getting a game to work properly, and I have empathy for that.

 

A few months back a Forum member was having terrible trouble connecting online. He had multiple consoles within his house and just could not get them to work. So, I took him through some troubleshooting, and eventually a solution was found. The final response from him went along the lines of “I hope you and your family have the best Christmas ever”. That was very rewarding indeed.

Welcome to the first Activision Rewards Helpful Tip of the Week!


This week, we’ve got a Clan creation guide from well-known forum member, OUHATEME. Read below to find out his approach to creating and maintaining a Clan. Have Support tips you’d like to share? Send them to activisionrewards@activision.com! Those chosen will receive Activision Rewards Points and the rare Kudos Badge.

 

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So you want to make a Clan?

 

Step 1: Decide what type of Clan you want to be - Clan Wars, Clan vs. Clan, play together for fun, or a combination of those three.

 

Step 2: Decide what type of people you want in your Clan. Are you going to be nothing but a Clan for competition, mature with age restrictions, location restrictions, KD or WL requirements, online activity, or some just invite anyone. The choice is yours

 

Step 3: Decide what size clan you are looking to have. Pay attention to party size, Clan vs. Clan size, or competition brackets for Clan Wars. Once you figure that out, you can figure out how to get people into your Clan.

 

 

 

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Things to consider when recruiting for your Clan:

 

  • Is there anyone on your friends list that you would like in your clan?

  • If you’re going to write a recruitment thread, I would highly recommend browsing through existing threads to see what catches your eye and try to incorporate that into your recruitment thread.

  • If you make a thread, be patient with it and follow the bump rules. Don't use the word “bump” when updating the thread. Use terms like “still recruiting”, or “still looking to add members”, etc.

  • Do not create a recruitment thread that sounds unsure of itself. Example: “Help I need a Clan name!” or anything like that. The actual Clan name can be open for discussion in the future. If your thread sounds weak, no one will want any part of it.

 

 

 

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As a Clan Leader, you must be prepared!

 

Step 1: Make sure you have the Call of Duty Ghosts App and know how to use it.

 

Step 2: Use the Official Forums, even if you don't write anything be sure to read them. Know what rules and changes are in place to maximize them for your Clan. Stay on top of all Patches and what was affected. Know how each Clan War is scored and gain a full understanding of the Clan vs. Clan eSports rules.

 

Step 3: If you find something as simple as when using Support Squad Mate, let them know to mix it with ammo crate. You'd be surprised at how many players don't know how to arm your Support Squad Mate.

 

Step 4: Keep on top of whatever your Clan’s focus is.

 

  • Clan Wars - keep on top of the schedule, the rules, the scoring, and when the Rewards get passed out.
  • Clan vs. Clan - know what load outs are allowed, try to set up or find good times for people to play. If you’re just playing for fun, try to set it up so everyone knows everyone else's favorite game modes and times they like to be on to party up.

 

Step 5: Remember you are the Clan Leader. If you have to kick someone then do it. Dead weight is especially hard to carry if your Clan is competing in Clan Wars.

 

Step 6: Be prepared to change strategies in Clan Wars or Clan vs. Clan. If you get your tail kicked over and over again, learn from it and figure out what to do to get better, especially in Clan Wars. If you feel you’re doing everything you can and are still losing watch the strategy of the other Clans that are winning and try to pick up on that.

 

Step 7: Communicate with your clan, not AT your Clan. There’s a difference and it can mean a lot to your Clan members.

 

 

 

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Step 8:  Stay informed!

 

  • Use the Official Forums. They will help you with your Clan. Every Patch update is posted in the Forums. Read through them and make sure you understand them and how they changed the game. Follow back up in the forums as members adapt to the changes; there will be some informative threads on them.

 

  • If there are server issues or other maintenance issues during a Clan War (before you get to upset) visit the forums. There already may be a thread on it and it may also explain that they are aware of it and widen the range for wining clans to get rewards.

 

  • There are some very well written map threads and how to use certain maps to your advantage in the Forums, some of which can be a game changer.

 

  • Some clan leaders will create a threads on their Clan Wars strategies that may have some good advice for you.

 

  • Visit the Forums and keep up to date with changes that are coming for the clan wars , they will explain roster locks , how you get matched up rewards and possible upcoming changes.

 

If you have a good idea or question, post them. There are many peers in the Forums that like to help. Most importantly, have fun!

Welcome to the first ever Activision Rewards Ask and Answer Questions Week! Starting today, March 18, to Tuesday, March 25 earn DOUBLE Rewards Points for asking and answering Support Questions in the Forums. We're even doubling the Bonus Rewards Points for Leveling Up certain Badges upon completion!

 

All you have to do is visit the Support Forums, ask Support related questions, or, pick questions from your fellow community members and answer them! You can find the most recent questions at the top of the Support Forums under “Recent Questions”, or use the QuestionBank to answer commonly asked questions from the community!

 

 

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Earn double Rewards Points for asking and answering questions towards Rewards Badges such as:

 

  • Don’t Be Shy
  • Seal of Approval
  • Thankful
  • Fountain of Knowledge
  • Insightful
  • Right On
  • Stay Classy

 

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You’ll also earn double Bonus Rewards Points when you Level Up the following Badges to Level 2 or higher:

 

  • Don’t Be Shy
  • Seal of Approval
  • Fountain of Knowledge
  • Right On

 

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As a bonus, 5 randomly selected community members from the top of the Rewards Leaderboards “This Week” section will receive the rare Kudos Badge!

 

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So what are you waiting for?! Jump in and start earning those Badges.

Gypsy816

Calling All Experts!

Posted by Gypsy816 Mar 11, 2014

Our community is a great resource for all things Support, and we want to recognize your expert knowledge through a new Rewards Blog content feature! Send us your best Support related guides, game tips and tricks, completed FAQ about common Support questions from the Support Forums, and more. We’ll reward you with Activision Rewards Points, the coveted Kudos Badge!


Send in your submissions to activisionrewards@activision.com. We’ll select the best ones and publish them here, on the Activision Rewards Blog, and in the official Activision Support Forums. What are you waiting for? Send us your stuff!

 

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Feel free to post any questions here, in the official Support Forums, or find us on Twitter.

Launch Control has returned and it’s better than ever! Starting today, February 27, through Monday, March 3, earn the Launch Control Badge and double Points in the Support Forums. You only have 4 days to earn this Badge and once that time is up, it’s gone forever.

 

You read that correctly – earn double Points this weekend for all Requirements associated with Launch Control. You’ll earn Points towards more Badges and Leveling up your current ones such as Fountain of Knowledge, Seal of Approval, Stay Classy, and more! Check out the FAQ below.

 

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Launch Control FAQ


How do I get the Launch Control Badge?

Earn the Launch Control Badge by completing the following Requirements:

 

  1. Rate 5 Support Threads
  2. Answer 2 CoD Ghosts DLC Questions for PlayStation and PC
  3. Like 5 Comments in Support Threads


What do I get once I complete those Requirements?

You’ll receive:

 

  1. Launch Control Badge (this Season only!)
  2. 500 Bonus Points
  3. Double Points for the Launch Control Requirements towards ALL Missions

 

For example, once you Rate 5 Threads, Answer 2 Questions regarding CoD Ghosts DLC for PlayStation and PC, and Like 5 Comments, you’ll receive the Launch Control Badge and 500 Bonus Points. In addition, you’ll also get DOUBLE Points for completing those Requirements for any and all Missions until Monday, March 3. Once Monday arrives, all Points for Rating Threads, Answering Questions, and Liking comments will return to normal.


What Requirements will I get double Points on?

You’ll receive double Points towards any Rewards Mission for doing the following:

 

  1. Rating Support Threads
  2. Answering Questions in the Support Section
  3. Liking Comments in Support Threads

 

Don’t stop at Launch Control! Completing these Requirements will earn you double Points towards Rewards Badges including:

 

  • Fountain of Knowledge
  • Seal of Approval
  • Stay Classy
  • Right On
  • Insightful
  • Connoisseur
  • Share the Love (only available during Season 1)


How long will I get double Points in the Support Forums?

You can earn double Points from February 27 to March 3 for completing the above Requirements. This also means you’ll be earning more Badges and Leveling up your current ones.

 

When will the Launch Control Badge be available?

Launch Control is only available for 4 days total – February 27 through March 3. Better grab it before it’s too late!

 

Where will this Badge be displayed?

Once earned, you can view your Launch Control Badge in your Profile under “Bio” alongside your other earned Badges.


Have more questions? Hit us up - Activision Support (ATVIAssist) on Twitter