|“||Complexity focuses on the intricate details surrounding the complexities of coding, web design and security. We aim to understand and to improve. We start with ourselves and expand to others as we grow to GFX design, monetizing, gaming and most computer-related topics.||”|
The Complexity user group got founded on the 10th of May 2013, at the request of Judge Dredd after his return from demotion as one of the Administrators of Hack Forums. The application got honored by the owner of Hack Forums, Omniscient. There was some initial controversy surrounding the group's foundation, which has since faded. The team focuses included monetizing, computer hardware, GFX design, gaming, coding, web design and security, and most computer-related topics.
Approximately a month after its creation, on the 13th of November, 2013, Judge Dredd put the group up for sale. However, Judge Dredd decided against selling the group 8 hours after publicizing the idea.
On the 16th of November, 2013, the group was open for recruitment, with 25 spots available. However, membership came at a price.
Three membership packages were offered:
- Gold Membership - $100: The ability to post only 2-4 times a week in the subforum.
- Silver Membership - $50: The ability to post only 4-6 times a week in the subforum.
- Bronze Membership - $30: Mandatorily posts 7-9 times a week in the subforum.
Those with bronze membership must participate in at least one group activity, while those with a silver or gold membership can take part voluntarily.
Over the next few months, three new memberships became available. The first one, "Business membership," was announced on the 21st of December, 2013. A user with Business membership was added to the group and permitted to launch and advertise their products backed by the group for a one-time payment of $100 (USD). On the 27th of December, 2013, the second membership got announced: "Black Diamond membership." A user with Black Diamond membership was given an opportunity to join any one of the group's sectors for a one-time payment of $50 (USD). Lastly, on the 1st of March, 2014, the "Spring Break membership" was announced, which is identical to the predecessing "Black Diamond membership," except that it cost $79 (USD) instead of $50 (USD). All of the memberships mentioned above accepted either BTC or PayPal, except for the Black Diamond membership, which was BTC only.
On the 1st of April, 2014, the group became Infamous II after the original Infamous was sold and converted to Zero. All members of Complexity who did not pay for membership got exiled from the group as a consequence of the conversion, which caused some momentary controversy.