There is a way, you know. It means signing up on our forums and getting involved in one of the many groups and games that get organised over there. The forum in question is this one, where a number of your fellow RPS readers gather to play the games that require more than one person to play. For instance there’s a large Blood Bowl community, for the sporting deaths of ogres and dark elves alike. Then there’s a meticulously organised unofficial Minecraft server, which is well worth a visit. There’s even a gang playing Arma 2, and some folks getting RPS’d in D&D Online. You might not find quite what you are looking for in the RPS gaming communities, but I am betting you can come close…
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How does 7pm tonight sound? And how does 7pm UK time AND 7pm US time sound? Eh? What I mean, of course, is not that I have changed the timezones across the world (although I do have that power), but that we have a UK RPS Community BF3 Server in London, and a US RPS Community server in Chicago. Which one is best?! Only you can decide.
And yes, only 32-player servers for now, but if these two get used regularly we’ll see about getting you a great big 64-player server or two for you to play on.
Hello all. I keep having stabs at this, but right now we – the daily hivemind RPS types, rather than our excellent but unofficial Arma 2 and Minecraft communities – only have a TF2 server and a couple of Brink servers. We can probably get a bunch more going, but what? And why? And who? This will be a bit of a straw poll, of course, but let’s hear ideas and suggestions. The more outlandish the better, probably.
And yes, we should certainly have another Air Buccaneers revival before too long. We totally need a UT3 update for that mod, mod people.
It just occurred to me that I’ve not been particularly pro-active with game nights and such of late, so I thought I might do a quick run down on some of the stuff that is going on with the community, as well as mention that there’s probably going to be some Arma action this weekend. Not sure about times on that, will update with it later. In the meantime it’s worth noting that the forum is a great place to finding gaming chums, particularly in the social clubs folder. Currently there’s a call out to find Section 8 players, and a thread about MegaMek, which is a way of playing the Battletech boardgame online. Then there’s the Blood Bowl league, which isn’t looking for sign ups, but is nonetheless in progress and interesting, and a bunch of other things, such as a call out for Rift players. Last, but not least, there’s the ongoing adventures of the community Minecraft server.
Anyone else want to pimp their exploits?
UPDATE: Arma 2 kicking off at 7pm (GMT+1) next Saturday. The ArmA 2 server can be found by filtering games by name for “rock”, password rumpus. Mumble is at 188.8.131.52 port 64738 (config guide at http://rockpapershotgun.com/rpsforum/topic.php?id=4093)
How is everyone fixed for some shooting of men from around 7pm GMT on Sunday 16th? We shall play Team Fortress 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
The Team Fortress 2 Server: 184.108.40.206:27315, and you can find the RPS BFBC2 server by searching for “Rock”. I’ll create some Steam group event reminders and see you lot there.
Also, a splendid, selfless community type has volunteered a server for some games of Warsow. Anyone interested in that (for another night)?
Want to shoot men in the company of men? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to be playing Operation Arrowhead this weekend, thanks to the heroic band of brothers who operate the server. Details? Yes! You are best off with Mumble & Operation Arrowhead 1.56. Server IP: 220.127.116.11 Server Password: rumpus
Action will start at 8pm this coming Saturday. I believe it filled right up last time, so you might want to get in early. If you’re very lucky there might even be a session on Sunday, too. Regarding other Game Club events coming up over Christmas, I am planning Killing Floor, World In Conflict, and possible some Quake Live, for freeness. Any other suggestions?
I have a question for you. Currently we run servers for Team Fortress 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Minecraft. If we were to start another community server, what should it be? Your suggestions please, readers.
This week the RPS Game Club will be celebrating our love of men with guns in a Men & Guns Manshoot Weekend Special. We’ve got two servers that are intended solely for the purpose of shooting men. They are:
The Team Fortress 2 Server: 18.104.22.168:27315
The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server: 22.214.171.124:21467, actually you have to just search for this in the browser list, it’s called Rock, Paper, Shotgun of course. Search for Rock, to find it. It’s case sensitive, for some reason. Sigh.
Both provided by Multiplay! We will do war on those servers this coming Saturday and Sunday night (20th, 21st) from 7pm UK time. Choose your game, and JOIN US! (I’ll add some events on the Steam group as a reminder.)
Okay, so most of our games for this Game Club thing are going to be cheap or free, but there will be a few full-price excursions. One such is the first of our community-led evenings, which will take place on the Unofficial RPS Arma 2 server this coming weekend. To play on there you will need Operation Arrowhead patched up to 1.54, or whatever the latest is if BIS randomly release another one. The server can be found at “RockPaperShotgun – Unofficial edition” or 126.96.36.199:64738, and there is a mumble server at the same address. Password for both the server and Mumble is: rumpus
The server crew will be operating some big, organised (as much as these things can be) operations on both evenings of this coming weekend, 6th and 7th of November, starting between 18:00-19:00 UK. So come join in, it’ll be friendly and fun. I’ll be along on the Sunday night, myself. There’s an ongoing forum thread about all this general shooty business here.
SIGH: Seems most people are having connection issues. Which is a shame, because we are currently dogfighting inside a volcano. (Other maps may be less interesting.)
EDIT: I’ll be on at about 9pm UK time tonight. Americans maybe convene at 9pm EST for Stateside shooty?
The RPS Game Club is kicking off with some weekend DogFighter. Multiplay have provided us with two official servers to play on, one in London and one in Virginia, so UK and US players can both get reasonable ping times. You can see them in the in-game browser on the “dedicated” tab, named “Multiplay :: Rock, Paper, Shotgun”. DogFighter seems to have had some server wobbles over the past couple of days, but it’s looking much better now. It’s still super cheap if you want to join in.
Clearly we aren’t going to have enough space for everyone to get on the RPS servers, but jump on some of the other servers local to you and get in some fancy shootin’ if you can’t make it onto the RPS servers. I suspect quite a few people on there are going to be RPS readers, and if they’re not, well, they probably should be. I’ll be around over the whole weekend, so try not to put too many bullets my way. The RPS servers will be up for the coming month.
UPDATE: I just rebooted the servers, so they seem to be okay now. Let me know if there are any other hiccups.
RPS has occasionally managed to inspire some fine bouts of multiplayer gaming. Blood Bowl (or perhaps Solium Infernum) has become our national sport. The TF2 server has become the home of many fine hats, the Battlefield server has eaten a couple of hundred hours of my life, and the Arma 2 events have been exercises in ramshackle military awesomeness. But we want more. It’s time to get organised. We’re going to do this by stages. The first stage will consist in event days where we will select a game – one that is cheap, or free – and ask everyone who reads RPS to join their comrades in readership to come and play. The later stages… well, that would be telling.
So, without further ado, the first event is going to feature DogFighter. The game is currently astonishingly cheap on Steam (85% off) and we’re going to be playing it this coming Friday night and Saturday afternoon. That’s you, and me, and probably other people we don’t know particularly well. Saturday evening, of course, we will be dressing as lobsters and eating magic apples, but we ask you to join us before you head off to whatever it is you are doing for Halloween, and shoot me to bits in the skies of DogFighter. More details – servers, times, and such organisational stuff – will appear here as we proceed. Tally ho, and all that. I’m looking forward to this.