- 1 The Staff of Total War Center
- 1.1 Hexagon Council (Administration)
- 1.2 Moderators
- 1.3 Technical Staff
- 1.4 Tribunes
- 1.5 Content Staff
- 1.6 Gaming Staff & Awards
- 1.7 Other Areas
- 1.8 History
- TWC Staff are in charge of running various parts of the site.
- They currently fall into six major categories with their own colour coding:
- Hex (aka Administration), Moderation, Technical, Content, Gaming and Awards, and Tribunes.
- They currently fall into six major categories with their own colour coding:
The Staff of Total War Center
Hexagon Council (Administration)
The Hexagon Council or ‘Hex’ are the main body which performs the day-to-day administration of Total War Center and its forums. They are the highest rank of staff on Total War Center and can be contacted should you have any concerns or questions that you feel other staff cannot answer.
Moderators form the body which performs the vast majority of day-to-day front-line moderation and they work to ensure the Terms of Service are upheld. Please see the TWC FAQ for information on Moderator Actions, Infractions and Appeals.
Total War Center's Technical Staff fix technical problems on the site, ensure that it runs smoothly and may add, configure or remove features if necessary. If you wish to discuss issues related to TWC's software or hardware and for queries like "Why doesn't this feature work?" or "I found something wrong", please use The Questions & Suggestions forum.
The Tribunes form part of the Tribunal, a body which exists to provide those members of TWC who have been punished by the Moderation Branch with a place to request the reversal of their punishment.
Please see the TWC FAQ for information on Infractions and Appeals.
Content Staff are members of Total War Center who are dedicated to providing quality content including articles, interviews, reviews, art, competitions and news. All the sections below are overseen by Content Hex.
The Content Artists make and improve the site's graphics. In addition they are able to provide art for TWC members on request, including sigs, userbars, badges, and banners. See the Graphics Workshop here
The Writers' Study runs a range of weekly and monthly competitions, in addition to regularly encouraging all forms of creative writing. The staff are also responsible for the Critic's Quill, which produces articles related to the creative writing that has been submitted to the Writers' Study. View the Writers' Study here and the Critic's Quill here
The Eagle Standard staff write articles on everything relating to TW games and mods. The articles range from game reviews to modding news, reviews and previews, occasional interviews with modders and reports on the TWC Modding Awards. View the Eagle Standard here.
The Gamer's Gazette
Dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest non-Total War game reviews, news, and videos! View the Gamer's Gazette here.
The Helios staff write articles and reviews about anything connected with history. They provide reviews of historical TV shows and history books, academic analysis and personal reflections on the subject of historical eras and events. Read the Helios here.
The News & Twitter Team
The News Team produces TWC's Front Page Announcements and brings Total War and Total War Center to the unwashed Twitter masses 140 characters at a time!. They promote Total War games, mods and modding tools, as well as announcing other items that might be of interest to TWC members. View the latest announcements on the front page. Follow here.
The Picture & Video Competitions
The Picture & Video Competition Staff runs three weekly Picture competitions for edited and non-edited screenshots from Total War and non-Total War games. In addition, there is a monthly Total War Video Competition. If competitions do not particularly interest you, feel free to visit anyway to share your screenshots and perhaps get tips n' tricks. Visit the forum here.
Librarians decide on the content of the 'Scriptorium' and are the general custodians of the archives of TWC. As such, they are constantly looking around the forums in search of good articles, worthy of submission to The Scriptorium. View the Scriptorium here.
The TWC Downloads section allows members to upload and access small (max 100 MB) mods, tools and resources, and provide link pages to larger off-site files. The Downloads Staff maintain the section and can be contacted for queries or requests for assistance. Visit the Downloads section here. Report problems here.
The TWC Wiki Team
The Wiki Team adds content and updates the Wiki on subjects including; the Total War games, mods, modding and the TWC Forum itself. The team also supervise contributions made to the Wiki by other forum members. You are here!
Gaming Staff & Awards
Gaming Staff are responsible for operating the official TWC Gaming aspects of the website. They are also responsible for running the annual Site Awards and the General Competitions. The staff of all the sections shown below are overseen by the relevant Hex. A small department on the Discord server exists called the Discord Staff to help maintain the server. It is locally colored purple, and is not currently reflected on TWC itself.
Play by Post RPGs
The Play-by-Post RPG Gaming Staff is responsible for overseeing the TWC Play-by-Post Community Section, promoting a friendly atmosphere, helping in the creation of roleplays and aiding in local forum & game moderation. RPG Gaming staff is currently inactive
Total War Hotseats
The Hotseat Gaming Staff are responsible for overseeing the Total War Hotseat Section and ensuring that the sections remains a friendly environment where anyone can feel welcome participating in the multiplicity of different hotseats available on Total War Center. Additionally, Gaming Staff are responsible for running official tournaments and the different official hotseat series in addition to numerous other hotseat games on various mods and submods. Visit the forum here.
The Post of the Fortnight Gaming Staff is responsible for setting up the Nominations and Voting threads within the PotF Competition; they also keep the Leaderboard and Anthology threads updated. PotF Competition is aimed at promoting quality posting within the Discussion and Debated area of the Forum; it has been created and set up following the Proposal which was originally developed within the Curia. Visit the forum here.
The Total Guess Competition Gaming Staff is mainly responsible for registering the Competition Points within the various TGC games; they also keep the Leaderboard updated. TGC was created on an idea originally discussed within the Question and Suggestion Forum and it's intended to reward those who are regular players of the various Guess/Name/Identify games around TWC. Visit the TGC thread here.
The main Site Awards are divided into two different groups that are nominated, and voted on, by the TWC Membership:
Both groups are organized by committees of volunteers overseen by the current Gaming Hex.
The TWC Administration also awards users with a variety of medals. Hexagon Council Awards including the Milestone, Survivor and Laurel Cluster Awards are given at their discretion. See the descriptions and recipients here.
- Main Article: TWC Blogs
Note that the blogs are considered a privilege and access is a matter of trust. As an alternative outlet, the forum TWC Member Blogs is available.
TWC Modding Services
TWC offers many services for modders. These include the Modding Registry and hosted mod forums that are locally moderated for projects requiring more space. To make inquiries for both cases, please contact the Modding Hex: lolIsuck.
- Main Article: TWC University
The University takes care of organizing and running courses based on varying subjects; while modding-related stuff is usually more common, you can find there courses about history, language or misc subjects as well. Anyone can become a Professor: all that you need to have is an interesting course and some students for your class! View the forum here.
TWC Social Media
Follow TWC on Facebook here
The TWC Store
At the official Total War Center Shop you can get gear featuring official TWC logos and artwork, as well as art from some of your favorite mods. Each item you purchase puts $2 towards the support of TWC. Funds received from this store will be used to maintain and run TWC. This includes server maintenance, hosting, various software licenses, and prizes and competitions.
If you want to support TWC directly, consider becoming a Patron
The Curia is a political/community section of the site for members to participate if they are willing and voted in. Its notable impacts are offering citizenship badges, hosting quite a lot of site history, electing Magistrates to serve in the Tribunal and distributing Curia Awards. However, it is not part of Staff nor is its participation required to be in Staff.
Main article: History of Total War Center
Total War Center has seen many iterations of staff from simply this, to a more flavorful set of titles like this, and many more iterations. The exact setup and timeline is a work in progress for the Wiki, but if you are interested in the history do please take a look at the main article or expand it if you are a TWC Historian yourself.
In 2018 a branch of staff was created called the Modding Staff, with a unique green color and various roles delegated to them. The branch was ultimately unsuccessful in finding its place, and its functions were merged into existing branches seen above. Likewise the staff as a whole used to be larger, but as the site has aged (it started as far back as 2002!) positions have had to be merged, removed or otherwise changed to meet the site's needs.
- Credits: Many of the descriptions used here were taken from an original forum post by Commissar Caligula_
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