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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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.
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.
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…
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 220.127.116.11:25565, and all feedback will be welcome. Meanwhile the original home of Castle Shotgun, 18.104.22.168:25565, 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!
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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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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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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The splendid chaps over at Multiplay – who do UK-based servers for all kinds of games – have been kind enough to provide us with an official RPS server for the purposes of The Engineer Update. The IP is 22.214.171.124:27315. And if I am right this will auto-launch from Steam: steam://connect/126.96.36.199:27315
Go shoot people.
There are now a whole bunch of Official RPS communities rumbling away in the depths of the multiplayer internet, and I wanted to flag some of them up here. First up there’s our Steam group, which has around 4000 members and occasionally orchestrates events for various games, including Team Fortress 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Join up, and we’ll get more stuff going. We do, of course, have a TF2 group here, and there are now US and UK Battlefield servers. (Search “Rock” in the server browser is the easiest way to bring them up.) We also have an official RPS Eve corporation, RPS Holdings, which you can easily find in game via their CEO Eben Rochelle. They’re a fun bunch with lots of veterans able to give out advice.
Finally, you can hit the forum over here, where there is Bloodbowl and some other stuff happening, or just start asking people for a game of something you fancy in the relevant comments. There are hundreds of thousands of RPS readers out there, and some of them probably want to play multiplayer Sacrifice or something… now there’s an idea.