Posts Tagged ‘The RPS Community’

Hey, You! Play Games With RPS Communities!

By Jim Rossignol on February 8th, 2013.


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.

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What Will You Play This Weekend?

By Jim Rossignol on November 23rd, 2012.


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.)

Speak!

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Hey, You, Come Play With RPS Readers!

By Jim Rossignol on November 14th, 2012.

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?

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Play Computer Games With The RPS Community!

By Jim Rossignol on September 13th, 2012.

Games!
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.

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Hey You: Play Games With RPS Readers!

By Jim Rossignol on May 15th, 2012.


Sitting alone in a silent room can be a lonely experience, but you know that there’s always the magic of videogames to brighten things up. Sometimes people can get in your videogames, too, and they make it even more interesting with their ideas and their creative swearing. But for the most interesting ideas and the politest swears, look no further than the the RPS Community. Look, right here there are threads on the forum organising Diablo III play, battles in Wargame: European Escalation, and even some survivalism in Day Z. There are lots more sub-communities in there, too. Take some time to introduce yourself, and get involved. I’m involved right now. The experience has made me especially healthy, and even more handsome. It’s true.

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Hey You, Play Games With RPS Readers!

By Jim Rossignol on April 26th, 2012.

The RPS community, yesterday.
Yes, they’re all at it. There’s a whole bunch of them playing Tribes Ascend, and they even have their own server. The same is true of the Arma corps, who get up to regular shenanigans, which now even includes shooting zombies. Then there’s the surprisingly popular Mass Effect 3 shootery, which is taking place over here. If you prefer things a little more persistent then the Eve and Perpetuum corps are both recruiting, while the unstoppable Blood Bowl league persists in quite a different way. Long may it continue. Finally, it’s worth pointing a wizened finger at the Wargame: European Escalation gang, because that game is certainly worthy of your attention. There’s plenty more, of course, over here

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The RPS Minecraft Servers

By Jim Rossignol on October 2nd, 2010.


We have another official server, courtesy Multiplay, who have just launched their own Minecraft service. It’s a virgin landscape! Go, despoil the rolling hills of 85.236.100.199:25565, and all feedback will be welcome. Meanwhile the original home of Castle Shotgun, 64.120.46.101:25565, is now a chaotic playpen, the evidence of several weeks of mad building. Castle Shotgun itself lies in ruins (pictured) due to an incident with several mischievous gentlemen and some TNT. Perhaps it’s time to reset that particular landscape and start afresh? Lend me your thoughts.

Also, I think we now have several unofficial and community-run servers. If you are running one, post the IP below for RPS visitors!

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The Official RPS Minecraft Server

By Jim Rossignol on September 18th, 2010.


Anyone for a spot of Minecraft?

UPDATE: Restarting server to increase player limit.

UPDATE: As awesome as 64 players is, the server is falling over. Dropping it to 32 for stability’s sake.
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RPS’ Splendid Adventures in Arma 2:OA

By RPS on September 3rd, 2010.


So, having run a competition to equip some of our cleverest readers with copies of Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead, we set out to play one of the game’s co-operative missions on a splendid 64-man server provided for us by JestServers. Thanks, Jest!

We picked one of the community-made missions for the game, of which there are many different kinds. This sprawling, multi-objective desert operation would test us to the very limit, write new legends, forge new heroes, and make some people feel a bit silly.
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The RPS TF2 Server: A News Thing

By Phill Cameron on August 4th, 2010.


Deep in the bowels of Castle Shotgun, in one of the many lost rooms, forgotten testament to Jim’s Escher-like grasp of architecture, a light flickers into existence. It takes a few minutes to fill the scene, the first flutters of red doing little to illuminate, but slowly, as the seconds pass, it becomes stronger, until finally it stays constant. Machinery whirrs into life behind it, something grand, huge, and majestic, returning to operating efficiency.

The RPS TF2 server is back online. And it’s going to be busy.
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The Long Night Of The Engineer

By Phill Cameron on July 13th, 2010.


There’s a sixty second set up time before you start a map. Sixty seconds for the defending team to hustle, slapping down sentries at key locations, setting up sniper nests and anxiously sweating as they wait for that timer to trickle down to zero. It’s tense stuff, and it makes the coming chaos so much more powerful and brilliant.
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