Yeah, steam and microphones are a weird beast, some steam games even have microhone support on by default so you would have your microphone blast through the game and steam.
Seems like the game happened about an hour and a half before I got out of work, so yeah, I'd also prefer something a little later.
That was good fun.
I'd recommend mumbling. Makes communication really easy. :)
I'm in the US, so I'm impartial on time. I'll show up when I can. I'm currently on break from my studies, so I'll be seeing you folks around on TF2 however things end up working out.
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Count me in, the RPS server was fantastic fun when we could get it populated.
So I'm thinking we could start with one regular weekly meeting initially; if it's super popular then we could add a second. In the meantime, if you want an extra session, you can bug Ravelle to add an event to the Steam group ;)
Based on feedback from Oak and others, I'm going to suggest a starting time of 10pm (UTC+1), what do people think of that?
For the purpose of finding out which day is best, I've set up a little spreadsheet. Find your name (I used the names in the steam group) and click each cell and the little arrow that appears, there should be a drop down box to say whether you're free on that night or not. Please, only edit your own line!
As for communication, Mumble seems like the software of choice, and I'm sure the ARMA guys wouldn't mind us crashing on their server one night a week.
The Arma forum has a handy guide to setting it up here; it's fairly straightforward, but ask if you have problems. I would advise that everyone install it - even if you don't have a mic - because you'll want to be able to hear what's going on; especially if we *ahem* decide to change server. Don't bother reading the stuff about Whisper lists, they're not relevant to us.
Good work Air, if you want to play on my server I'll try and do some preperation next time and have the list of admin commands handy.
I do think we need to sort out the name though, I suggest Rock, Paper, Sandvich.
Oh I'd be up for this, main reason I stopped playing tf2 was 'cos the servers I used to play on all kinda died.
Rock, Paper, Scattergun
Honestly guys, I'm never really sure when I'm available as work is unpredictable. I'll just keep checking in and join whenever I can.
Ok, now that I have super admin powers, I've posted an experimental event for Monday. We'll try using Mumble for comms; again details are here.
I'm not sure if we can change the Steam group name at this stage. Maybe Ravelle can.
I don't like instant respawn either but 20 seconds for a respawn is a long time with so few people on a server.
@Tink, I suck at names so if if anyone else got any ideas; feel free to suggest some names, in the meanwhile we'll go with Tink's. :)
Edit: seems like I can't actually change the group title, I'll have to remake it if you want me change it.
I was going to say that 10pm was a little late for me, but my wife and I are expecting a baby, so I should probably start training myself for late nights and limited sleep.
I'm not sure if I I'll make tonight, I have a job interview today so I'll probably want nothing more than to curl in a heap and moan gently to myself.
It has been far too long since I played TF2 regularly. I hopped on last night to check my wireless connection could handle it and all is dandy, so I've applied to the Steam group and will hopefully see you guys for a romp tonight :)
(Also I picked up this in a random drop almost immediately, which seems like the most hilariously suicidal weapon ever.)
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What we could do is have one night with an early start, say 7 or 8pm and a second night with a late start say 10pm or 11pm (times are UTC+1). Is this a good idea?
Also, any new people could you please add your data to the spreadsheet? Thanks.
This was fun, even if I joined late and wasn't on Mumble. Lag wasn't really a problem, either.