Come Play With Us In Clicker Heroes, Guild Wars 2, PlanetSide 2 And Lots More

It’s been a while! Over November and December, the RPS community have indulged in tonnes of different games. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to in Clicker Heroes [official site], Guild Wars 2 [official site], PlanetSide 2 [official site], Terraria [official site] and more.

Clicker Heroes

Yes, it’s a bit weird that RPS has an outpost in this free-to-play click-em-up. Yet since the clan was established back in November, it’s continued to power through raids and slowly garner more members. This has enabled us to gradually take on bigger challenges, and rake in hero souls. The more hero souls, the more we climb up neverending chain of bosses.

Image by MJH.

If that didn’t make much sense to you, just know that Clicker Heroes is a very popular game, available in a very small download from Steam. Once you’re playing, it’s a simple case of clicking through the hordes of cutesy monsters (or hiring others to do it for you). Once you get stuck, you can start the game afresh but keep collected items.

This creates a cycle of spawning new universes to get stronger, with a chance of some strange encounters on the way.

If you want to contribute to our ongoing success, simply search for Rock, Paper, Click (remember the commas!) using the clan finder in-game. You can join and start fighting raids (or collecting souls from defeated ones) immediately. Clan leader MJH is keeping this forum thread updated with our progress.

Guild Wars 2

Since the Heart of Thorns expansion was released, RPS’ GW2 guild has grown exponentially. But as with all our community ventures, there’s little use in having a big, but inactive, organisation.

And like many of our community ventures, the guild is definitely not inactive. In the last six weeks alone, Rock, Paper, Signet has…

…hosted a contest to design screens for guild missions!

Image by Ifrix.

…started end-game raiding with up to two groups running three nights a week!

…conquered (and built up) an impressive hall!

Image by Saxman.

…held fortnightly fundraisers to further furnish the hall!

…and arranged an open event designed to induct new players!

All alongside the scheduled sessions in PvP (with our own arena), guild missions and spontaneous WvW.

In short, if you’re looking for a well-established guild with solid infrastructure, then you could do a lot worse than RPS. This even applies if you’re brand new to the game too; there’s always people to answer any questions.

You’ll need to be on an EU server to join us, but then it’s a simple case of putting your account name in this thread and you’ll get an invite within 48 hours.

PlanetSide 2

Unlike GW2, PS2 hasn’t had a big expansion recently, but it is home to one of RPS’ core community bases. Soldiers in our biggest outfit (and members of the Vanu Sovereignty) got together at the start of December for their regular Wednesday expedition. The difference this time was in reaching out to some of their oldest members to bring together a remarkable evening.

Image by CMaster.

An evening full of firm objectives, grand strategies, nuanced tactics, and periodic quotations from Sun Tzu and Bismarck.

(Or so I’m told!)

Regardless of whether it was a closely-coordinated campaign, or roughshod, rollicking rodeo, it looks like everyone had fun. Such nights also serve as a nice foundation for the forthcoming Call to Arms, which will likely follow in 2016.

If you’d like to join the outfit for their regular adventures, make sure you’re on the Miller (EU) server, and head over to this thread to get invited.

RPS Calendar Guessing Game

At the very end of October, Aerothorn organised one of the forum’s greatest competitions to date: A way for readers to try and predict the RPS Advent Calendar entries that have been posted all throughout December. We’ve had similar contests in past years, but Aero should be complimented on the amount of work spent preparing the thread. alms has also listed every game featured since 2007 to help educate newer users.

This year has seen the promise of a $20 gift voucher for whoever pins down the most entries and Bestest Best games. Although the window for making predictions has now closed, the thread has become 250 posts of discussion around the choices so far.

You can catch up on the thread here, and hopefully we’ll see a repeat next year.

Terraria

Many of you know RPS had two Multiplay Terraria servers with just under a thousand players.

What you may not know is that one of the servers, ‘Blue’, was completely reset at the start of November. While the existing accounts remained, characters were purposely stripped of their gear to start again, thrown into a handcrafted new world.

Image by glider521al.

To better support players, Zanchito and I have delegated day-to-day admin duties to a group of trusted regulars. They’ve done a great job of keeping Blue ship-shape so far, escalating issues quickly and ensuring users adhere to the rules.

The added help has also led to more frequent events: There’s weekly boss kills, special one-offs, and changing of Halloween and Christmas modes.

Image by glider521al.

If you’re already a member of Blue, you can log-in immediately using your old details (even if you haven’t played since August). If you’d like to join, please read the rules and post in this thread. Keep up with future events here – the first post is kept regularly updated.

Other Cool Things

Are you a member of our Steam group? Some time ago I posted that we’d work to use the group more effectively in the future, and on 30th November I made an announcement reiterating that commitment.

Since then, it’s been a platform to plug upcoming community events once or twice a week – including many seen above, and the new Dirt Rally season.

As these updates for the main site are usually once a month, the Steam group gives us an opportunity to promote upcoming activities that anyone can participate in. I’m still trying to hit the sweet spot between making members aware and not spamming them with pop-ups – but don’t worry; there won’t be any more until 2016.

For our strategy fans, Heliocentric put together a campaign of XCOM: Long War – with saves being shared between players. Read how the first year is going (with reports!) here.

This round of our Blood Bowl 2’s Divisons of Death is due to end shortly before Christmas too, with sign-ups for the third season to follow in January. Read about matches (with smacktalk) here.

And Finally

Image by DetCord.

(From our Screenshots Thread)

Any Questions?

Anyone is free to ask questions (or plug other games) in the comments below.

If you have any broader feedback about how these updates have gone this year, please feel free to stick it in this thread.

Thanks very much for your support this year and see you in 2016!

21 Comments

  1. TWChristine says:

    Greetings, friends!

    I just wanted to also mention that our Pen and Paper groups are going strong as well! We have Dungeon World (a DnD-lite if you will), Call of Cthulhu, and a game taking place in the Warhammer 40k universe called Rogue Trader! You can find information on these in their respective threads in the PnP Subforum! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to stop by the Steam group as well!

  2. intutama says:

    For anyone wondering, PlanetSide 2 is a game that’s 85 percent about spawn killing, 10 percent about waiting until your squad decides what spawn to camp next, and 5 percent about travelling between these spawns and (maybe) enjoy an actual battle in between.

    • padger says:

      FWIW: No, PS2 is not either of those things, particularly when played with the excellent, well-run RPS outfits. I’ve racked up hundreds of hours. Would play again.

      [And what an amazingly bad-tempered comment. Thanks for that, intutama, your contribution is just the warm shit sandwich you must have intended it to be.]

    • benthere says:

      When I started playing I was mostly solo or pick-up squad which meant that I was either a) part of the zerg rolling over the enemy or b) sitting in spawn until we got forced back.

      When I found an outfit (clan, kinship, etc..) that I liked the game changed entirely. The interesting things were happening around the flash point. Contesting neighboring hexes, organizing mechanized support, etc. It was quite satisfying falling back from a stalemate and rolling in with an armored column to free a spawn that had been locked down, for example.

      Let’s not derail this thread into a review of Planetside 2. Back to the article. This is one of few games that I enjoyed more after finding a community.

  3. Tucker says:

    I’ll be playing Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015. With my dad. Local co-op only. But you’re invited. But you gotta bring your dad.

    Online, I’ll be slacking off on Rocket League, backflipping *real close* to the ball and sometimes singing instead of actually playing.

    If anyone and their dad wants to shower with me and my dad, come on over.

    Steam ID: ultra_hulkster

    Let’s be buddies!

  4. Shar_ds says:

    Yes, come and play Blood Bowl! You too could have your well armoured team decimated by the gentle caresses of skinny elves! Fun for all the family!

  5. Excalibur101 says:

    Wierdly enough, Rainbow Six: Siege is pretty great. Is anyone else here playing? It would be fun to get a group together for a couple hours.

  6. Utsunomiya says:

    Anyone playing Warframe? I’d really like to play that game, without it being too much of a commitment.
    God, I also hate it so, so much.

    • YogSo says:

      Anyone playing Warframe?

      There’s a bunch of us, actually. :-) Check this forum thread if you wanna get into the RPS Clan (if you read the last posts you’ll see that we’re in the middle of a little conundrum about the current and future clan logistics, but whatever the final decision is, we’re never going to stop accepting new players that want to be space ninjas with us ;-) )

  7. Kalibur says:

    Been waiting for one of these posts for awhile as got a few games I’d like to revisit with some RPS folk. Namely:

    – Rocket League (just purchased but I’m average, looking for someone who is happy to be patient)

    – Orcs Must Die 2 (really enjoyed this but my IRL friend would not joing me for orc mass murdering)

    – 7D2D (just had its Alpha 13 release, someone please explore it with me!)

    Any takers for the above?

    • Hidoshi says:

      I’d like to help with Rocket League and would like to play Orcs Must Die 2 as well. But I don’t have a lot of time, so if you don’t mind that then we can play together!

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    Arnvidr says:

    Dangit. Forgot about the new Dirt season. Leaving my computer behind for a week now, might miss the first event or so. :(

  9. Tori says:

    Nooo, clicker heroes clan is full! I could contribute with my 1929 top zone account!

    • Scott Constantine says:

      Indeed! I can’t believe how quickly it filled up, although the cap seems to be pretty small. Will see about getting a second clan going for 2016!

  10. kimded says:

    Ditto… ah well perhaps an RPS clan 2 will open and I notice in time :)

    • kimded says:

      Whoops, sorry, that was meant to be a reply to Tori about the Clickers clan… sorry…

      • Scott Constantine says:

        There now should be room for you to try join!

        MJH, the leader, is constantly pruning for folks who don’t appear to have played for some time.

  11. Tweetiti says:

    Has anyone mentionned Guild Wars 2 Wintersday?