[EU] 26/10/22 HANK TAKEOVER

Hi SWAT! For today’s event we logged onto CPAB in our Hank costumes at the Beach! Read on to see how it went:

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[UK] 25/10/22 BEWITCHING WITCHES (Seasonal Gathering)

As Halloween is just around the corner, for this UK/AUSIA seasonal event we logged on as witches for our witches takeover on CPAB! We all did great in this event, as well as hitting a great max! But for next time, lets hold our tactics for a bit longer so we can get them great event pictures!

For our Seasonal Gathering events we hold 2 per month! For each of these seasonal events you get 1 point, and when reaching a certain number of points/events you will earn a medal!
3 events – Bronze
5 events – Silver
7 events – Gold
10+ events – Diamond

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[EU] 21/10/2022 TEEN BEACH MOVIE TAKEOVER

Hello SWAT! For this EU event, we had a Teen Beach Movie takeover, where we allowed SWAT HCOM to lead! We definitely saw a load of great moments and puns!

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Room 1: Beach

Room 2: Iceberg

Room 3: Stadium

Soon after this event had ended, we were also handed an announcement of Broona’s promotion to Leader in Training, be sure to congratulate her if you see her in chat!


Thank you to the SWAT agents who attended this takeover and for taking event pictures!

Oli Leader Inauguration

As you can see from the title, this post is an induction of a person into the leadership. This person is Oli. Now, there may be many questions about this and Oli’s journey in SWAT and I want to cover as much as I can in this post. I’ll try to do it the best I can.

Oli joined the SWAT server on the 18/02/21 and how he joined was quite funny tbh, while he was a person Ganger recruited, at first, many people thought he was a troll because people associated the name Oli with Stare3000 so when this new person came into the server with the name Oli some people thought he was trolling and he went from being “fake oli” to the Oli we all know and love today. Of course, many people still confuse him with Stare3000 but he is definitely known well in SWAT now. It’s funny because seeing Oli among many others grow has been amazing, he’s definitely grown during his time in swat and I’m honestly hoping to see him grow even more in SWAT and maybe becoming an icon in SWAT one day. Who knows what the future may hold.

In his first full month in SWAT he witnessed many battles against other great armies like IW, ACP, HF etc. He even witnessed the 2021 March Madness tournament which saw us beat PIC in the first round and go up against IW in the second round, putting up a good fight. He started progressing in SWAT from the get-go participating in U-leads and learning the ropes and how to lead even as a troop. He gained Agent Of The Week in April and with this came an interview which let those in SWAT get to know a bit more about Oli, someone who had only been in SWAT for not even 2 months.

Oli, love for dogs shone through but what shone through even more was his love for SWAT and the people within it. Oli rose through the ranks quickly and was involved in many of SWAT’s wars including our battles vs Templars in 2021 where we won the war against them. This was a big win for SWAT but it was one of Oli’s first war and he was able to rise up through the ranks even quicker thanks to this war, building his repertoire and learning from each and every tense battle

Since then, SWAT has seen many changes in the server, some roles, the events, leadership, structure, staff but there was a few constants in SWAT, some things that didn’t change and one of them was Oli as his loyalty shone through and he continued to rise to staff and even further up the ranks.

swat vs tcp

There was a time in SWAT that AOTW posts disappeared however, when they reappeared, Oli grab the Staff Of The Week title in January 2022, yet another status for him to grab as he continued to climb up the ranks, progress, grow and learn from each and every battle and experience

About 1 year after they joined, in February 2022 (I believe), they earned Head Of Hcom, which was a role/rank I implemented alongside others to really boost up the leader-in-training role and to get these upcoming leaders to become more hands on, get them to be involved and working alongside myself and whoever was leading at the time. Honestly, that role and them people that were in the role made the time in SWAT more enjoyable. Oli was one of those people in that role who I enjoyed working alongside and loved to watch grow into the role and become the HOH/LIT/Leader we knew they could be. Of course it’s been a while since that day, them times and now we see Oli in the LIT role once again that was re-named from HOH and we’ve seen them step up to the plate and lead, recruit, be active etc. Now he has grown up and he’s become a leader, and I’m so honoured to be announcing him as SWAT’s newest leader because time’s in SWAT have not been simple and I’m sure he will agree but he’s pushed through it, he’s learnt, he’s led, he’s become a recognizable person in SWAT and maybe he can become an icon too!

While writing this post, a couple of things come into my mind, one thing is my own experience in SWAT and when we decided to promote Oli to leader, I thought about how I was back in the day and how I can’t wait to see his reaction, how this is a big moment for both him and SWAT and how much effort and loyalty he’s given and shown us. Oli has been LIT for 8 months, when you say 8 months you think damn that’s a long time, when you say they’ve been LIT for… then it seems a tiny bit more reasonable but honestly, it’s still a long time, nearly 1 year of being a LIT, nearly 2 years being in the army… Now if that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is. We’ve not had it easy in swat and you have overcome a lot, a lot of people have been introduced as a leader while you’ve been in the LIT rank but now is your time to shine and I genuinely, as do other leaders, want to work with you and can’t wait to get started and to get you in there with us. Who knows where the future may take you but hopefully, we see successes for both you and SWAT in the near future!/

Now, it’s time for something that I know you probably wont expect, but again, expect the unexpected (as I used to say)…

Words from the leaders

Toxic Storm: Oli is like that old senior student who has seen a lot, yet is a chill person and is enjoying his stay while being nice and helping others

Ryebread: – My time in swat has made me meet so many amazing people, one of them being Oli. While we normally arent online at the same time, its great being able to talk to him when we can. He’s a fantastic leader who has been trained so well over the past months. Oli definitely deserves this promotion, after so much he has experienced in SWAT. Thank you for being so loyal, so kind, and overall the coolest dawg in SWAT!!

Coolguy: A fellow Chelsea fan, A fellow Brit, A fellow loyalist. Oli, ngl writing this post I’ve wanted to make it big, I wanted to make it special because I know this means a lot to you and tbh you deserve this, the chance to prove what you can do, what you’ve got, why you are a LIT and now a leader, what you’ve learned and to help SWAT rise. I can’t wait to start working with you and hopefully helping you on this one last step of your journey (becoming a leader).

Oli’s favourite footballer, what would this post be without it.

Congratulations Oli, we wish you well and can’t wait to get started and to work alongside you

SWAT FOREVER

The Unholy Soldiers Exposed

This post contains content which may be offensive, younger readers are advised NOT to read this post as there is explicit content which is deemed as inappropriate as well as offensive in many different ways;.

There is a force within CPA which poses as “holy” soldiers, and yet they seem to be the most unholy people that you can meet, aside from a few…individuals. The Templars have dragged SWAT’s name through the dirt for years and even more recently they started to try and muddy it even more, despite the fact that their own troops call us a “snowflake army”. So tell me something TCP, how can a “snowflake army” be one of the dirtiest armies in CPA? The answer is nowhere to be found because there is no answer to it. SWAT barely allows swearing and you, well… you have, for years, allowed racism, you’ve allowed the racist leaders who have been caught saying disgusting things to remain in the army, you have allowed staff’s public opinions to be pushed under the rug, you have allowed homophobia to be pushed under the rug and yet here you are accusing us of being racist and what not when we DO NOT condone anything of the sort and any incidences of racist behaviour have been sorted on the spot.

Now, let’s get onto the evidence shall we?

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SWAT Speeches | Krill’s Leadership Campaign

(Summary and TL;DR at the end of this post. This post is referenced with an anecdote as the first paragraph.)

On 1st of August, 1966, the first concept of SWAT (in-real-life) was applied as the Special Weapons and Tactics team. This was established under Paulding, a county in Texas. But hey, it is 2022! We might have gone 56 years back, that’s crazy. Well, 56 thousand years back you could have seen penguins in the Ice Age. One of those penguins could be one of you living today. Though penguins didn’t practically exist during the Ice Age, we all can imagine penguins wearing a green-black attire.

I am Krill 300 (or Krill, or Fun X Time), we’re in Club Penguin, in a colossal event. Here, at SWAT, we promote events and recruit. To satisfaction, we are greatly improving our points in the orb sky. Now, expanding from events, competitions, divisions and game nights let us make a pathway to dive into several more advanced concepts to implement in SWAT. But hold up, let me introduce myself! I told you my name already, but who am I? I am just a mammoth living on the mammoth server we took over this year in July. It is 56022 BC and I am currently a Leader-in-Training in SWAT. This is a message you are reading which is basically an election speech. If you assent with my election speech, you may definitely go through voting for me! You will always find me wishing a good morning, a good afternoon, a good evening, or a good night. Or, in a conversation! I hope you are having a good day. Let us now dive into the real election speech.

Firstly, attending events are your first priority. Creating an account on CPAB is not very much complicated, is it? Need help? Don’t worry, don’t hesitate, I am very much approachable to help you out. DM me freely and I will never feel disturbed. Here is my discord: Fun X Time#0533. Whether we have transformed into ice age mammoths to capture Mammoth server (which we have!) or 56-year-old apes with a huge ape-tight (*appetite), you will always find me the first to read, consider and acknowledge your query.

Secondly, a great contribution should be acquired by as many agents in SWAT as possible. I aim to host frequent recruiting competitions to prevent the graphs from staying static or moving to a negative direction. Afterall, events cannot work without you and your friends in SWAT! But obtaining higher maxes are, and should be, treated seriously and as equally as the tactics we perform. Therefore, recruiting even if there is no competition around would be a great help and we would appreciate it. Don’t worry, you’ll definetely obtain rewards, mostly like what you may or may not have ever got before: Discord Bot Rewards, Discord Nitro, Big Promotions, and perhaps a lot more.

Thirdly, I’d like to introduce certain features I would try to introduce. In 2020, one of the conversations I was gossiping in came up to be about me being a leader one day in SWAT: a suggestion appears in my mind. How ‘bout introducing custom divisions? You can create your own! Obviously, this powerful feature should be slightly more limited to a particular rank and certain activity status. Another feature applied could be organization of roles. Roles are organized but can be improved. Powering up the auto-moderation system is also a good step, it would be set up in such a way to make sure auto-moderation system cannot be bypassed and made more secure and accurate, so it doesn’t delete the things it shouldn’t! Suggestions will not be neglected and I will try my level best to satisfy you. Anything you want me to implement, please directly message me right now if you have even a silly question, I will kindly answer it. Suggestions will be looked at carefully.

Lastly, a humble appeal to all SWAT citizens and helpers out there: let us all take a responsibility to rise our family together. It is Ice Age, there is only one world and one family. The only solution to atop SWAT amongst several other unknown continental kingdoms out there is not to be completely taken under my control. You are also a leader of your own. You are a leader of SWAT yourself, and any SWAT citizen who you sight in day-to-day lives is also equals: they’re also a SWAT leader. Let us treat each other with respect. Let us all take a pledge to make the Ice Age preserved and remembered. If we contribute to events and assist recruiting, a day will definitely arrive when the ice melts and the mammoth stuck in our iced souls is finally set free.

– One of the mammoths who outlived Ice Age,
Krill 300 (Fun X Time).

Short summary/TL;DR: An election speech anecdote about SWAT in Ice Age. This election speech endorses Krill 300’s first campaigning. Suggestions of features Krill may imply after being elected include Custom Divisions (with limitations, of course), Discord Server Organization (roles, channels, etc.), Improved auto-moderation (to make safer and accurate), more recruiting competitions (with better/more rewards), and a lot more. Suggestions sent to the suggestion channel may also be implemented by Krill if possible and permittable. A patriotic note and pledge regarding how SWAT may improve by simply attending events, recruiting new agents and being community and how we may continue evolving further to keep our tusks movin’.

SWAT Speeches | Smithy’s Leadership Campaign

SMITHY4LEADER

#GLORYTOSWATRULERS


Around 3 weeks ago the SWATRULERS where maxing 40 nearly 50 and reaching #2 on the leaderboard.

Now you must ask yourself, where has this gone?

After the leadership of LEGOMAN we need a strong leader to follow in his footsteps and lead us even further. I, Smithy have the capabilities to convert these dreams into reality.

Now. What will I, Smithy bring to SWAT.


FIRST. I will establish a staff reform to strengthen our team which therefore increases our activity as a whole leading to more recruits, more penguins, BIGGER MAXES, MORE VICTORIES, MORE TT POINTS AND PLACEMENT, MORE LAND, MORE TROPHIES AND MORE GLORY FOR THE SWATRULERS!

SECOND. I will create trustworthy alliances with other armies and respect them as much as ourselves to prevent another backstab which we have witnessed from WV, IW and other armies.

What have I done for SWAT already?
Recruited 500+ recruits in a week.
Brought valuable staff and hcom to SWAT.
Recruited 100+ recruits while being on holiday.
Spent time and money to aid the growth of SWAT.

SWAT FOREVER
GLORY TO THE SWATRULERS


WITH SMITHY HOLDING THE REIGNS, OUR GENERATION OF SWAT WILL RISE TO UNSEEN HEIGHT AND WE WILL CREATE OUR OWN SUCCESS TOGETHER.

SWAT Speeches | Ryebread’s Leadership Campaign

Dearest SWAT, For the longest time, the Special Weapons And Tactics have had a special place in my heart. I’ve made great friends here, new or old, and lots of memories. I love all the current staff, all our vets, and troops. I intend to bring equality and respect amongst all of you, to be proud of the army I’m a part of. SWAT has one of the deepest and richest histories, and I’m truly honored to potentially be a leader here. Before writing this I’ll warn you that this may be long. If it is, there’s a TL;DR at the end 😛

Based on the recent events involving SWAT, anyone can recognize that there are changes to be made. I won’t go into specifics but in the end, SWAT needs to be refreshed. I wish to be as honest and open as I can as a leader, listen to my troops, but more importantly listen to my staff, vets and legends. YOU are the reason we exist, you are the ones who drive me to be the person I want to be in SWAT. You are the people who make me proud to be in this army and the people that motivate me to keep coming back. I will admit, that there are times I was ignorant, or gullible, but I can’t be that anymore. I won’t be that anymore.

From this moment on there will be changes made to the server’s events, look, and moderation. I want there to be more opportunities for the people who may not have access to CPAB, hosting more personal events, non-CP related, like movies or karaoke or game nights. I want people to come to SWAT because they feel like it and want to talk to the people in it, not because they felt the need to for whatever reason. I want people to use the channels we have; post their pets, their haha funny memes, use the economy system we have, and give suggestions that they genuinely feel would help the server! I want people to learn and be confident in recruiting, mentoring, hyping, and even hosting. I don’t want anyone to be scared of bigger tasks like recruiting. I feel that everyone is capable of doing great things in SWAT.

With me as a leader, there won’t be any hesitation when it comes to moderation in our server and CP events. No one should hesitate to DM me if a fellow member is harassing them in any way, or if they see someone else breaking rules. Again, my main goal is equality, and respect for all. In our Club Penguin events, I intend to have a clear rundown on what to do, and what not to do. These events are very serious for our army, and we must stay focused and not fall behind if we want to bring glory to the SWATRulers 😉. Similar to what Toxic Storm said in his speech, I intend for us to have more rewards for troops who deserve to be rewarded for their hard work. I want there to be more opportunity for everyone, and more growth for the community as a whole. I don’t want SWAT to survive, I want SWAT to LIVE!

So, here’s the TL;DR: SWAT will thrive, but only if you’re DETERMINED. With new leadership, one can only hope for the best, and that is what I promise to do… the BEST I can possibly do! There will be more creative opportunities, there will be more fun and positivity, and there will be more equality and respect. I hope that by reading this, it fills you with DETERMINATION! YEAHHHH!! GLORY TO SWAT!! Anyways I’m out, peace dawg. #RYE4LEADER

Sincerely, rye (ouigi) :blackheart:

SWAT Speeches| Pandor’s Campaign Speech

PANDOR4PREZ
#SWATFIRST
SWAT DESERVES BETTER
SWAT DESERVES JUSTICE
SWAT DESERVES VICTORY
SWAT DESERVES FREEDOM
I WILL BRING IT
But how?
You know who I am. You know I have shed blood & tears for this army and her prosperity, and I have a thorough plan that will..
BRING SWAT JUSTICE


What is this plan?
In what I call “The Pandor Plan”
I WILL
Move to grow SWAT by instituting an ACP-Style Recruiting Force
Pursue a rational moderation policy that will keep SWAT a safe & friendly community and protect our freedomsInstitute more community game nights and events
Expand SWATs alliance network with other armies
WIN THE WARS
PUT SWAT FIRST
With me as a leader, SWAT WILL THRIVE. SWAT WILL DEFEAT THEIR ENEMIES & SWAT WILL PROSPER WHILE OUR ENEMIES STAND AGAINST US, THEY ARE NOT UNITED

WE ARE UNITED AS AN ARMY
AS A PEOPLE
AS AN ARMY
WITH PANDOR AS LEADER, IN A YEAR, OR EVEN TEN YEARS THEY WILL LOOK BACK AT US AND SAY “THIS WAS OUR FINEST HOUR”

WITH PANDOR, SWAT LIVES AND MARCHES ON

SWAT Speeches | Storm’s Leadership Campaign

Members, veteran, legends and guardians of our great army Special Weapons And Tactics, Active or Retired, to keep it short I intend to listen to everyone’s opinions no matter what their rank is and will keep myself available for any conversations the members in our server wish to have with me. I want to make SWAT fun and keep our members and veterans engaged and entertained, I want our members to be proud to be in SWAT and learn new skills needed in armies and real life. SWAT to me is a place to grow as an individual and a place to make good friends and I will be grateful for any votes that will be given to me.

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For the long version I intend to make the reward system in SWAT more rewarding, I want to make our SWAT members be able to share their skills with each other to grow the army together. With my leadership I would like to implement more ways for our members to get better at recruiting, having fun at events and being able to enjoy all that SWAT has to offer. More training classes and conferences will be made to help us get closer and teach each other new tricks. I’d like to also reward the retired members by having a veteran lounge were they can stay in contact with each other more closely and I want to listen to all their ideas and try to implement what they think works best for them. I see every SWAT member as someone who should be treated with respect and honour. My rule values ideas, plans, knowledge and hard work. I want everyone to be rewarded for their hard work and I want SWAT to grow and get to the top spot and stay there as long as possible. It can’t be done without your help guys. Vote to whoever you see fit to lead but I hope you could help me build this army to the top with all of you. Thank you all for everything and

#SWATFOREVER