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Update: We are just putting the finishing touches on things now. We should be ready to launch within the hour.

Make sure you check back here tomorrow morning for the official launch OS Arena, our new social networking feature.

Everyone who is or becomes a member of Operation Sports will automatically gain access to the following:
  • your own unique address at operationsports.com/username/
  • a customizable trading card
  • stats tracking and your own Overall Rating
  • your own blog
  • friends lists
  • video albums for all of your videos from EA Sports World, 2K Sports Community, Youtube etc.
  • screenshot albums
  • comments and messages on your chalkboard
  • customizable backgrounds allowing you to give your Arena its own unique style
Everything above is completely free of charge and fully integrated into the rest of OS, including the forums.

The blog feature is especially interesting as it will allow anyone to have a voice on OS and potentially have their work featured on our front page. Along with a new blogs section that will showcase all blogs that are written, we will be "flagging" blogs that we think deserve more attention. These blogs will be integrated into the news section on the OS front page, giving the author exposure to our tens of thousands of daily readers.

It is also exciting to hear that many of the game developers who visit our forums have expressed interest in running their own blogs here at OS. So for those of you wanting to read about the development of the next big sports titles direct from the people who make them, you need look no further than OS.

The next time you hear from me you'll be reading my first blog post. My blog will be dedicated to keeping everyone up to date with what is happening behind the scenes at OS. So make sure you check back tomorrow morning to start working on your own Arena.

Member Comments
# 1 rspencer86 @ 11/09/08 04:55 PM
Congrats Matt, I know a lot of hard work went into this feature. I'm definitely looking forward to playing around with it next week.
# 2 ty5oke @ 11/09/08 05:29 PM
I am stoked for this feature. I was just about to set up a personal website for stuff liek this, looks like I wont have to. Thanks.
# 3 Ty @ 11/09/08 05:31 PM
Cant wait! This adds another feature to a great website! Thanks!
# 4 Garrett67 @ 11/09/08 05:37 PM
I look forward to using this new feature. When we discussed the forum templates a couple of weeks ago, I didn't know you had this up your sleeve.

Can't wait.... and thank you.
# 5 RAZRr1275 @ 11/09/08 05:52 PM
I can't wait for this.
# 6 bronco92 @ 11/09/08 06:07 PM
I forgot to mention that we'll be giving some prizes away for the best Arenas.
# 7 The GIGGAS @ 11/09/08 07:29 PM
Is the switch going to on at 12:01 am?
# 8 bronco92 @ 11/09/08 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by The GIGGAS
Is the switch going to on at 12:01 am?
No... most likely in the afternoon.
# 9 Steve_OS @ 11/09/08 10:35 PM
Originally Posted by bronco92
No... most likely in the afternoon.
Update: Looks like we will launch early in the morning.
# 10 bcruise @ 11/09/08 11:32 PM
Any idea on the expected length of the downtime?
# 11 ProtoPunch @ 11/10/08 01:52 AM
Hope you have a smooth transition
# 12 trobinson97 @ 11/10/08 02:21 AM
Well looks like it's going down right now. Hurry it up will ya?
# 13 bronco92 @ 11/10/08 02:49 AM
Its getting close...
# 14 Pappy Knuckles @ 11/10/08 07:07 AM
This is pretty cool. good job guys.
# 15 Garrett67 @ 11/10/08 07:31 AM
It looks great.. Now I just have to think about what I want on my Arena.

The birthdays are wrong in our cards.. well, at least mine is . (December 1969 but I was born in 67, my CP is correct)

Also, will we have the ability to add videos or is that a members only thing?

I realize this is new so I'm not sure if things will be added or is it 'what you see is what you get'?

oh, and we need a way to get back to it from the forums

Ok, I'm done lol
# 16 SPTO @ 11/10/08 08:02 AM
You can get back to it if you use the OS 2.0 skin. Your OVR is under your avatar just click that....which leads to a slight complaint on my part. I truly believe that we need to have all the skins be fully integrated with the site. The color scheme of the OS 2.0 skin hurts my eyes a bit

If that can't be done then it's cool. I'll just have to get used to it.
# 17 roadman @ 11/10/08 08:26 AM
Very nice setup.

I'm old school, though, when I saw shots, I started going to the liquor cabinet for tequila and jack, but it's too early in the morning.

It's gotta be 5:00 somewhere.
# 18 Eton Rifles @ 11/10/08 08:40 AM
Hey thanks for putting this up. It's almost like a myspace/facebook for the OS members. I will try to use it as much as I can.
# 19 trobinson97 @ 11/10/08 08:43 AM
Great job on the arena guys, I think I've fallen for it.
# 20 23bluesman @ 11/10/08 09:11 AM
Sorry if I missed this, but what determines your OVR rating?

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