Medals at the Shadow Stars
Medals at the Shadow Stars gaming clan are a way of recognizing a member's achievements, and what the member has done for the Shadow Stars clan. The medals are created by JC065 from scratch, and implemented into the forums by using Slayer766's Awards Modification coding.
Previous achievements that would qualify for a medal prior to the creation of the medals were ignored due to there being far too many to have to ask around and confirm for. For example, no one who were previously a Moderator got a Moon Medal upon the implementing of the medal system. This is for the sake of organization, and a fair start for everyone. And, there would be too much confusion upon trying to confirm who should get which medals.
This medal was the first medal to be created and implemented into the forums. The medal was created to recognize those who have been here since June 20th, 2008, which was the day the first SHS site was hacked, and a new SHS site was created in respond. Basically, this is a medal to recognize "veterans" of the Shadow Stars.
This medal is given to members who used to be moderators, but are not anymore due to not being elected in the bi-daily Moderator Election. In other words, the medal is given to former moderators in recognization of their being a moderator and working for the forums. However, if the moderator has been dishonorably discharged (i.e, being stripped of his moderator rank due to power abuse), he will not receive the Moon Medal.
The Cross medal was originally created to recognize those who were contributing members for a long time and would still be contributing members, but life has caught up with them and they cannot be. This medal, however, has been discontinued in favor of a member group created for the same purpose as the Cross Medal (the group is named Honored Retirees).
The Gold medal is to acknowledge the member's achievement of placing in first in a gaming tourney at SHS.
|Gold Medal with no Ribbon||Place in 1st one time in a gaming tourney.|
|Gold Medal, with Blue Ribbon||Place in 1st in three gaming tourneys in a row.|
|Gold Medal, with Green Ribbon||Place in 1st in five gaming tourneys in a row.|
The Silver medal is to acknowledge the member's achievement of placing in second in a gaming tourney at SHS.
|Silver Medal with no Ribbon||Place in 2nd one time in a gaming tourney.|
|Silver Medal, with Blue Ribbon||Place in 2nd in three gaming tourneys in a row.|
|Silver Medal, with Green Ribbon||Place in 2nd in five gaming tourneys in a row.|
The Bronze medal is to acknowledge the member's achievement of placing in third in a gaming tourney at SHS.
|Bronze Medal with no Ribbon||Place in 3rd one time in a gaming tourney.|
|Bronze Medal, with Blue Ribbon||Place in 3rd in three gaming tourneys in a row.|
|Bronze Medal, with Green Ribbon||Place in 3rd in five gaming tourneys in a row.|
The Copper medal was originally made to recognize a member's achievement in recruiting a new member to join the Shadow Stars clan. However, some people saw it as an excuse to recruit only once, and once they've gotten the medal, they would stop there. Members are supposed to always try to recruit, and a medal is not needed to recognize that. Therefore, the Copper medal was discontinued, though those who have recruited got to keep their Copper medals.
The Amber medal was one of the "secret medals", which were medals whose requirements were unknown to the members. (However, the Secret-Medals concept was discontinued.) The Amber medal is basically a real-life counterpart of the Copper medal; the Amber medal is earned by recruiting people in real life. Unlike the Copper medal, which was discontinued due to recruiting being something every member should do, recruiting in real life shows clear devotion to the clan, and a medal is enough to recognize that devotion; therefore, the Amber medal has not been discontinued like the Copper medal was.
The Amber medal had a previous purpose; it was given to the member who came in last place on the tourney season's leaderboard. It was discontinued in that part, and recycled for use to recognize real-life recruiting.
The Pearl medal acknowledges a member's achievement of winning an important art contest at SHS. These kind of art contests range from making banners to making Xat chatbox backgrounds.
Caught 'Em All! (Neon Medal)
Unlike most of the other medals, which recognizes important achievements and devotion to the clan, this medal was created for fun. The Neon Medal, or the "Caught 'Em All" medal, is earned when a member takes a screenshot of all four admins (JC065, SHS_JJEmpire, Dest, and Newtkiller) talking on the Xat chatbox at one time. The member then sends the screenshot to JC065 so JC065 can give the member the Neon medal.
If a member is part of SHS's team in a clan war that SHS has won, that member will earn the Valiant medal for his being part of the clan war. It is a recognization of the member's team's victory.
If a member is part of SHS's team in a clan war that SHS has lost, that member will earn the Gracious medal for his being part of the clan war. it is a recognization of the member's team's defeat, which is not something to be proud of.
The Scorn medal was given to those who have betrayed SHS somehow; basically, it was a medal used to mark "traitors". All other medals the member has previously earned were taken away upon earning the Scorn medal. Eventfully, the Scorn medal was discontinued due to the fact that anyone who's gone as far to betray SHS would have been gotten their account deleted, and therefore the Scorn medal wouldn't be seen.
SS (Squad Supremacy) Victory
This medal was given to the Water Squad of Summer 2010, for winning the first Squad Supremacy.
Summer Event 2010
The Summer Event 2010 medal, which was modeled after a sun to represent Summer, was given to everyone who's entered and played in a tourney during the Summer Event of 2010. It could only be earned during the Summer Event of 2010; afterward, no one could ever earn it again, for the design of the Summer Event 2011 medal will be different.
Summer Event 2010 Bronze Medal
Like the normal Bronze medal, the Summer Event Bronze medal is to acknowledge a member's archievement of placing in third in a Summer Event 2010 gaming tourney. However, unlike the normal Bronze medal, no ribbons of any sort were added for the Bronze medal. The Summer Event 2010 Bronze medal was modeled after a tiki head, which is another design chosen to represent Summer.
Summer Event 2010 Silver Medal
Like the normal Silver medal, the Summer Event Silver medal is to acknowledge a member's archievement of placing in second in a Summer Event 2010 gaming tourney. However, unlike the normal Silver medal, no ribbons of any sort were added for the Silver medal. Like the Summer Event 2010 Bronze medal, the Summer Event 2010 Silver medal was modeled after a tiki head, but with some war-paint drawn on it to show the difference between the two medals.
Summer Event 2010 Gold Medal
Like the normal Gold medal, the Summer Event Gold medal is to acknowledge a member's archievement of placing in first in a Summer Event 2010 gaming tourney. However, unlike the normal Gold medal, no ribbons of any sort were added for the Gold medal. Like the Summer Event 2010 Bronze and Silver medals, the Summer Event 2010 Gold medal was modeled after a tiki head, but there is a clear difference between the medals, as the Summer Event 2010 Gold medal was a tiki head made out of shining gold, and with war paint drawn on it.
The Quartz Relic was a special, one-of-a-kind medal. In the first tournament of the Autumn tourney season of 2010, the Quartz Relic was put up for grabs; the first one to sign up for the tournament would earn it, and if the Quartz Relic carrier is defeated by someone, the Quartz Relic will pass over to the victor. This will continue until the winner of the tournament, who would certainly be the carrier of the Quartz Relic, is decided. The one to earn the Quartz Relic upon signing up was DeathShadows, who was defeated in the tourney by Nightmoves, and Nightmoves was then defeated by Flixx. Flixx was defeated in the finals of the tourney by Dest. Dest then got to keep the Quartz Relic as a permanent medal, and still has it to this day.