Posts Tagged ‘The RPS Community’

Come And Play Planetside 2 With Us!

Yes, that’s an order. We’re going to be doing a big old call to arms on the Miller server on the 16th. The last couple of these have been completely fantastic, with hundreds of RPS readers working together in multiple platoons to set the various continents on (purple) fire. It’s a Sunday evening this time, too, which should make things easier for many. You’ll need to be able to listen in on our Mumble voice comms to participate.

And if you are playing NC or TR, well, bring it on.

The Many Games Of The RPS Community

There has never been a more suitable time for you to play games with RPS readers. And they’re up to all kinds of larks and japes in games such as diverse as Warframe and Star Trek Online. There are familiar popular collaborative pastimes such as Planetside 2, Mechwarrior Online, and Neverwinter, but also newer plans such as an RPS racing community, a Rising Storm group, and even plans for the unreleased Hardware.

Of course, if you are in the orbit of London you could always make the collaboration a real-world one, with the social club. I mean why not? Anyway, whatever your tastes, there are many others. Check out the General Sociability forum for more.

An RPS Call To Arms: Planetside 2, Thursday 9th

The last RPS Call To Arms event was a thing of legend, with hundreds of readers teaming up for colossal conflict on the Miller server. We’re doing it again this Thursday. Organisation will once again be done via our forum, and via the RPS Mumble server. You should not miss out on this, it will be memorable.

Planetside 2 is free-to-play.

A Call To Arms: Planetside 2 Tomorrow Night

Right! Tomorrow night: Planetside 2, EU server “Miller”. Everyone get your fighting trousers on, and get in there. The game is free to play, so you have no excuses. It’s Strategic Thursday for Vanu, which means getting on Mumble, getting in the outfit, and working together to explode things. It’s the most fun I’ve had all year. And I have a lot of fun. Too much, perhaps. Also you don’t have to go purple, because there’s even an NC outfit, which is welcoming new freedom fighters every day.

People of North America: perhaps you can organise a similar gathering in your own timezone?

Members of outfits that are not RPS: bring it. SPREAD THE WORD.

Never Forget: You Can Play Games With RPS Folk

There RPS readers are many, in their millions, in fact. Some of that mighty legion has organised itself into teams of beautiful and intelligent competitors in the world of electronic ludic fancies. Why who could ignore the dashing teams of purple, and other colours, who frequent Planetside 2? What citizen of the Earth could doubt the talent and commitment of RPS’ Arma 2 platoons? Who but the Frozen Synapse League would have had the incredible tenacity to reach their 18th season? (Perhaps the Blood Bowlers?) Other glowing recommendations must be attached to the DOTA2 chums, the Eve corporation, and the Battlefield 3 Platoon.

These people are splendid paragons. Hail them. Join them.

Let’s Share Some RPS Community Video Antics

There are quite a few communities bustling away in the General Sociability forum, and some of those have produced of videos of their antics. I’ve embedded just a few of those below. There are many more, and I am sure others still I haven’t seen.

Are you doing video stuff with the RPS community? Link your work/play in the comments!
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Hey, You! Play Games With RPS Communities!

You’ve got no excuse. There’s a DOTA 2 group, for friendly lane-thrashing heroics, there’s a group playing marines and aliens (the 21st century’s Cops & Robbers) in Natural Selection 2, and there’s even a Wurm village going up. I am not saying that you have to play Firefall with poor old nCore, but you really should. And there’s always a chance for you to get involved in organised Mechwarrior nights. Hell, organise something yourself. I know the Planetside groups are always looking for squad leaders. And that Eve corporation is still going, against all the odds…

Running an organisation in a game that could do with RPS players? Want to play something niche and looking for partners? General sociability is for you.

What Will You Play This Weekend?

So… what are you up to this weekend? What are you going to play? Did you risk Hitman? Or are you going Planetside? Do you ever take a weekend off just to plough through a whole bunch of indie games that you bought or bookmarked by never got around to? I have to admit I’ve been playing catchup of late – which might explain the tardiness of a few of my reviews, but anyway. This is about you: I particularly want to hear from folks playing multiplayer games – what are you playing, who are you playing it with, and does it involve the RPS gang in any way?

(There are some great PS2 threads here and here, if you want a game with friendly types.)


Hey, You, Come Play With RPS Readers!

Hats not optional.
If you’re looking for folks to play games with then look no further than our own forums and Steam group. There’s a Guild Wars 2 community on Gunnar’s Hold, and an XCOM multiplayer club for those with turn-based inclination. Perhaps even more usefully, the Arma 2 chaps run a big public Mumble, with channels for all sorts of games. If you’re in need of voice-comms for an RPS game, then why not hop on there? The Arma 2 contingent roll out every Tuesday, and I can vouch first-hand that it’s a fine way to make the most of that game. But what I am really saying is that whether you’re interested in Minecraft or in Planetside, there should be something there for you. So why not take a look?

Play Computer Games With The RPS Community!

RPS readers might spend quite a lot of their time reading, but they spend even more time playing games. Many of them even play multiplayer games, and you can join in. The centre for activity is over here on the forum, where threads for organisation of gaming abound. There are Guild Wars 2 guilds going on, and a thread for Planetside 2 outfits of various factions. Other regulars include Tribes Ascend and Arma 2. But there’s plenty more going on besides. It’s important to remember that there’s a community-run Mumble server which can be used for most games. There’s a billion channels on there, so if you need voice comms to get something organised you might as well hop in.