Know Your Leaders: Tistle

 

Hey everyone! For those of you who aren’t familiar, a long time ago, one of our moderators, Crystal started a series. A series where people used to want to know more about who was leading their army. So we had posts with them called “Know your Leaders”. I decided to bring them back starting up with our First-In-Command Tistle!

Jayden: How did you find HF and when was it? Why did you join?

Tistle: I was on CPO one afternoon just playing some old minigames from my childhood after seeing some friends from school online. I stumbled across a group of Stamp Collectors in the Snow Forts, and naturally I followed them around. They then said to join “Help Force” which I did and that’s how I joined.

Jayden: How did you get to your current position?

Tistle: It’s passed a year since I first joined, and almost 10 months since I was made a moderator. In the 2 months I spent outside of Staff, I attended segments pretty frequently (5 Vet Helpers in a row) but unfortunately I didn’t get GoTW. I was first really noticed during the Harry Potter Trivia, which is still my favourite HF event to this day. From there, Spotty made me a trial moderator and I worked hard through every rank to get Commander in December and lone Commander at the end of May. It’s been quite the rollercoaster!

Jayden: What is it like to have so many responsibilities within the army?

Tistle: Responsibilities are just part of the bundle of being an admin in a server. Anyone with administration permissions in any large community is expected to work hard to keep the community active, and that has always been a top priority for me. Since October, I’ve been looking after practically everything higher-end in HF, and I’ve always been looking for more ways to keep the place exciting. Hiring Staff, leading battles, big announcements… it’s all a bit daunting at first, but with experience the fear is swapped with enjoyment.

Jayden: Were you in any other armies before HF or have you been in other armies after you joined HF?

Tistle: Nope, Help Force was my first ever army. I played the Original CP, but I had no idea armies or even communities existed. CPO was my first CPPS in mid 2019 and I’ve been loyal to Help Force ever since I joined.

Jayden: Do you have any other experiences of being staff on a community or a discord server?

Tistle: Yes, but nothing quite as large-scale as this. I’m a fast learner and I had to learn discord inside-out while being a moderator in Help Force to prove I was worthy of being an admin. Once you get the hang of permissions and roles, everything falls into place.

Jayden: Are there any challenges you see in HF right now that you are trying to overcome?

Tistle: The main challenge in Help Force is always to maintain activeness and enthusiasm. With the introduction of the HF Island, we’re hoping that this will boost activity and the motivation to be a more integral part of the community for newer members. Maxing well in events is vital to being a successful army. But I’ve always said it, we’re more than just an army, we’re a family.

Jayden: When an argument breaks out between leaders or staff or even helpers, how is it handled? if it is any different, how?

Tistle: This is a great question, and one that even with an explanation, it’ll be hard to really follow instructions. My top advice would be to calm the situation down. Remove the mood of the conversation away and focus on where the problem lies, whether it be an individual person or a group. Since the end of May, I’ve had full control over many scenarios and alongside my HCOM team, we work tirelessly to find what went wrong, and how we can all learn from it. I won’t list anything hear, but it’s crucial as a leader that problems are resolved as fast as possible and making sure everyone is okay afterwards.

Jayden: Do you have advice for those who are working their way to be moderators?

Tistle: My best advice if you’re working to be a moderator is, attend segments! That’s the best way to get noticed among the staff and often when picking new trial moderators, I consult the staff of a specific time zone to get the right person. There’s a bit of luck involved, but it’s mainly down to activeness, behaviour and segment/event attendance!

Jayden: Finally do you have anything to say to everyone reading this?

Tistle: I’m proud to be the leader of this great army and community. We hit great heights in our Legends Cup campaign and we must work as a family to make sure we continue to be a Force to be reckoned with. Help Force, Best Force :adv_uni:

We hope you got to know a little bit more about Tistle and how he takes things as a leader! He has brought this army to great heights and we applaud him for doing that! If you see him in discord, be sure to give him a quick hey! Help Force Best Force!

~Jayden

[EU] Branch Battles

Hey there Helpers!

As usual on Sunday’s at 4:45pm UK, Help Force logs on to cparmies.net for the weekly branch battles, with this week the final edition of Pizza vs. Ice Cream. Ice Cream were hoping to stay unbeaten for every week while of course Pizza were searching for their first win. The result ultimately went to a draw, with a final score of 1 – 1 and 3 drawn rooms!

Max: 44+

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Legends Cup X Finals

Hey there Helpers! Today we battled RPF in the Legends Cup final battle. We did not win, but we worked extremely hard for our position. Second place is nothing to be ashamed of. Congratulations everyone.

MAX: 69+

Don’t forget to comment if you attended!

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[EU] Legends Cup Semi-Finals vs. Dark Warriors

Hello fellow Helpers!! Today was the time for an important battle for the semi-finals of the Legends Cup! We logged into cparmies with a max of around 65 for the great battle against the Dark Warriors. We kicked it off with a good start in the first room in Snow Forts and threw them off their game! The next 2 rooms were tough as Dark Warriors started to pick up pace. However, we fought through it and proved our fight power!

THE HELP FORCE IS IN THE LEGENDS CUP FINALS!!!!

Congratulations everyone!! Let’s work hard for the Finals!

MAX 65+

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Addressing DCP’s Allegations

Hello everyone.

As you all know, Help Force won the recent Legends Cup battle against DCP. A narrow but overall incredible win which for many seemed suspicious. Naturally, given the magnitude of this victory, there are allegations against HF for the extreme rise in our max at the battle. Many accusations were thrown, such as multilogging, biased judges, using allies, even weak throws like bringing in lots of veterans and general cheating. This article exists to rectify every single one of these claims. Since Mythbusters is one of my favorite shows, I thought I’d take up busting one of my own.


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Faces of the Force – Roxy

Hey Helpers! Welcome back to the Faces of the Force series. This was an important blog that took the interviews of regular/non-staff troops. The last FoTF was publishied in January, but today, Marshmallow and Komal bring to you, a revival of Faces of the Force!

The most important and powerful thing about HF is the active members of the army. These troops are what keep the army alive and allow it to survive. These troops can often be seen attending many events, segments, and recruiting lots of people. They are also very friendly and enjoy chatting! Without further ado, we’d like to introduce this week’s Face of The Force, Roxy!

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War Declaration On ACP

Help Force has decided that we can not stay on the sidelines any longer.

Disclaimer: This post includes strong language

 

With all the on goings in the community, we are picking our side. We’ve stayed neutral as long as we have due to not being able to choose a side. The decision was hard, but the things ACP have said about us are unforgivable.

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Help Force Insight!- The New Era of Leadership!

Hey there guys! As you can see the Insight is back…Yes, we know its been almost a year, but hey, all that matters is that we are back! There has been a lot that has happened with the Help Force over this past week and we are going to get you up to speed!

Well, 2 weeks ago on 27th Jan, 2020 an announcement was published by our founder, Ayan.

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Huge US Stamp Event

Hey Helpers! Yesterday, we logged on CP Rewritten for a US timed stamp event.

We logged on CPR and first wore the Pizza Apron and Chef hat. Our first stamp was happy room in Snow Forts. After that, we moved to the Pizza Parlor for the pizza emote stamp. We then switched to the tree costume for the tree mob stamp. Keep unleashing the power of stamps! Click continue reading for more photos from the event.

MAX: 25+

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[AUSIA] Tree Takeover

Hey there Helpers! On Thursday, we logged on CP Rewritten for an AUSIA Tree event!

Troops dressed up in the tree costume and took over Blizzard on CPR. The event was successful with a max around 35. Good job, Helpers! Click continue reading to see some more photos from the event.

MAX: 35+

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