View Poll Results: When would you like a regular gathering to play Mechwarrior Online to take place?

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  • Monday

    1 25.00%
  • Tuesday

    0 0%
  • Wednesday

    2 50.00%
  • Thursday

    1 25.00%
  • Friday

    2 50.00%
  • Saturday

    1 25.00%
  • Sunday

    1 25.00%
  • Every day at a specified time.

    1 25.00%
  • I would prefer one-off events instead of regular events.

    0 0%
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    Organized Mechwarrior Online Nights/Events - RPSRM

    This thread has been around for awhile. Originally it was a poll - now, it is a community.

    A community... of MechWarriors. The community of... Rock, Paper, Short Range Missile.

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    For details on how to play this new, FREE TO PLAY (but oh God paint is expensive) MECHWARRIOR GAME, check out http://mwomercs.com

    We gather on the RPS community mumble in the Mechwarrior / Online channel, which is our handy voice-chat. Details here (props 2 Nullkigan): http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...nd-other-games

    Fill out this form to list your in-game name so people can find you. It will take you to a google docs thing that will let you fill out your gaming related details. You can then view a list of other players who play MWO and hang out with RPS here, as a google spreadsheet thing.

    Finally, we do have a Steam Group to aid in finding each other/sending each other messages via Steam along the lines of 'hey come play? ;_;' --> http://www.steamcommunity.com/groups/RockPaperSRM - feel free to sit in the chat room to try and find people to play with!


    We play somewhat regularly from around 19:30 UK time onwards, meeting up on:

    MechWarrior MechWednesday (Wednesdays) (The big one)

    Pew-Pew-Patch-Tuesday (Tuesdays) (after the weekly patch goes up)

    Stompybot Sunday/Saturday (Weekends, although this is usually just us hanging out at random on weekends and gradually agglutinating into a group.)


    The MechWarrior group system requires people to split up into groups of 4 -- our current ettiquette, in the event of there being five players, is to have one player drop out every match based on who died first/did the least damage, swapping out so the fifth player can join. Then the next match someone will swap out again for them, and so on. At the point we get 6 players, we usually split into two lances of 3.

    There is also this thread here, for discussing tactics/sharing mech loadouts, with details for a web-based mechlab utility that is way cool: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...-Mech-Loadouts


    The old post in all its mixed glory follows, after this MASSIVE UPDATE EDIT with all the stuff above:

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    Okay, so. I've been trying to get people to play with me, and although I have had some success, impromptu yelling 'Hey come play with me' in the RPS steam group chatroom and in the MWO thread here have had limited results.

    For those of you who have somehow not heard of Mechwarrior Online: http://mwomercs.com/

    In short: New mechwarrior game, it's a free to play MMO with excellent looking robots and explosions, and some difficulties, because it's still in Open Beta. However, it is good enough to have hooked some of us, and have hooked us badly.

    Here is what I propose: We set up a weekly event like the Arma and Planetside guys have done to meet up, mingle, and basically gather up for a couple of hours to form either up to four man lances or eight man lances, using for voicechat the RPS community mumble server. (Props 2 Nullkigan and the donors) ---> http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...nd-other-games

    The current game mode is a straight capture-the-enemy-base w/ team death match strapped on, although a new team mode is due in the next major patch on December 18th. Currently the way it works is you either have groups of 2-4 people dropping together in the general pick-up-game pool, or groups of 8 people exactly dropping together against other groups of 8 people.

    Edit: The poll's results have been far from clear, so, for now, we're going to run one-off test sessions until we find a good time people like.

    Currently planned sessions are:

    Sunday Afternoon Stompybots - 16th December @ 2 PM UK time
    MechWednesday MechWarrior - 19th December @ 7:30 PM UK time
    Friday Freelancers - 21st December @ 7:30 PM UK time

    A provisional steam group for meetups, Rock Paper Short Range Missile, can be found here: http://www.steamcommunity.com/groups/RockPaperSRM - feel free to sit in the chat room to try and find people to play with!

    EDIT EDIT:

    OH MY GOD. So we actually play semi-regularly on Wednesday nights around 19:30. Get on the mumble and hang out!


    ...

    Also, admire my collection of Cataphracts: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=112223663
    Last edited by JimTheDog; 19-06-2014 at 02:59 PM. Reason: Gotta get new things in here, right?

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    Good idea. I'm consistently free (and able to talk on mumble) on a Sunday afternoon so I've voted for then but I'll try and pop along whenever is decided by the vote-a-tron.

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    For those on the fence about whether or not they're interested in getting back into MWO, here's the details for the new game mode going live this next Tuesday --- http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/835...mode-conquest/

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    Also, there's an offer of free premium time (increased money and XP rates) running at the moment which'll make the grind for some spending money a little less onerous. See mwomercs.com for details.

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    Okay, with the polls closed, we have results pretty much all over the place. XD

    So, I'm going to say that we're going to try for a few sessions this week, and see how it goes. I've started a steam group, which will hopefully aid casual hookups for the stompybot crowd, and will hopefully aid organizings. If things go well I'll try and get it going as, like, a proper RPS group.

    The URL for the group is: www.steamcommunity.com/groups/RockPaperSRM

    Our first test-session is TODAY at TWO PM, for Sunday Afternoon Stompybots - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Roc...70253080527453

    The second test-session will be on WEDNESDAY at SEVEN-THIRTY PM, for MechWednesday MechWarrior - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Roc...70253080628838

    And the third test-session will be on FRIDAY at SEVEN-THIRTY PM, for Friday Freelancers - http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Roc...70253080878651

    All times are UK based, and I will both be in steam chatrooms and on mumble (see here: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/foru...nd-other-games ) to await comrades in arms, barring accidents and/or miseries. Sessions will last an hour or two, or however long it takes us to get bored.
    Last edited by JimTheDog; 16-12-2012 at 11:13 AM.

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    And, FWIW, First test-session is a go. Join me in Mumble, on the steam group, and/or in game. (In MWO I am 'Levesque'.)

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    We had a successful first session! Me and Jonny 1982 versus the Inner Sphere.

    I even got footage.



    (Yay early experiments in taking game footage!)

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    Sigh, 99% good work and you end up on the internet shooting a teammate in the back ;). In my defence, JimTheDog was so badly damaged that it was practically a mercy killing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstutters View Post
    Sigh, 99% good work and you end up on the internet shooting a teammate in the back ;). In my defence, JimTheDog was so badly damaged that it was practically a mercy killing.
    That is entirely fitting with the RPS ethic... :D

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    Just a reminder for those keeping an eye on this -- tomorrow night is MechWednesday MechWarrior, at 7:30 PM UK time. Feel free to drop by and join in!

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    Bump to inform you all that MechWednesday MechWarrior is about to start!

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    Is it in progress?

    Had to finish my Christmas shopping so wasn't home in time for the start.

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    We had a late, but successful, MechWednesday MechWarrior. Might be able to find some folks in mumble or in the steam group chat if you hurry, though it's over!

    Thanks for those who attended!

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    I should be down for each night from now on, please feel free to add me in game, I'm playing as *snip*
    Last edited by Patrick Swayze; 18-09-2013 at 04:27 PM.

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    Quick bump for a reminder: Tonight we will have Friday Freelancers at 19:30, as the third of our ongoing MWO test meetings!

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    Hi Guys,

    I've been playing MWO for a few months now - I'll be signing up to the steam group and trying to tag along to the organised events as and when!

    See you on the field!

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    Bump to point out we're getting started soon on Friday Freelancers!

    - thanks to Patrick for showing up! We'll figure out a regular play night for this thing eventually!
    Last edited by JimTheDog; 21-12-2012 at 08:57 PM.

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    Okay, I can't reliably host any MWO sessions over the next two weeks, maybe less, although I might be able to attend.

    Anyone willing to rattle the durms for some test sessions over the next week or two until I can spearhead something?

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    So is anyone actually down for some hot Jenner on Atlas action in the new year?

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    I am nearly, nearly able to start stuff up again and be proactive and yell at people to come play. Any particular suggestions for when, or are we interested in trying Two PM on Sunday again?

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