It’s about time for a new thread to organize the PC gamers on the SDMB to get together for multiplayer games. We’ve been had an active group of SDMB gamers for quite a few years now, and while we still have probably about 12 active regulars, and another 20 people who occasionally show up depending on the game, we haven’t had much in the way of new blood in a while.
But we’ve been more active lately with a lot of new games we’ve been playing, and we’re about to hit the Christmas break, which means both big sales and lots of free time to game.
We primarily organize games through steam, we’ve got an SDMB group. It has 245 members, although I think probably 150 of them have never participated in any of our group games, which is too bad. Maybe I can recruit some of those people to be more active.
I try to organize regular SDMB games, but feel free to use the thread to find people to play with if you’re interested in something that we’re not really playing. Make a link to your steam profile like mine here so that people can easily add you to their friends lists.
If you’re interested in playing games with us, use the link above to add me to your friends list. Tell me who you are on the boards, and what you’re interested in playing, and I’ll try to keep you updated.
We use mumble for voice chat during games. Our server is silverbolt.blue//fangsolutions.com port 32768. Remove the two slashes in the middle. Mumble is free and easy to set up, and even if you don’t have a microphone, it’s worth getting on to be able to hear. We do a significant amount of organizing and coordinating on there, so it’s pretty much mandatory. There is one glitch with our server - the first time you log on, you won’t hear anything until you hit your push to talk key to try to say something. So if you hop on, and people are on but you can’t hear anything, that’s why, just tap your push to talk.
We’re actually playing quite a few games actively right now. Among them:
Battlefield 4 - even though this one is on origin, we still organize through steam.
War Thunder, a free to play WW2 air combat simulator with 16v16 arenas
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer - they just released the JC2 Multiplayer mod to steam which makes it easier for everyone to try it. It’s 1000+ people in the JC2 world causing chaos. We should definitely goof around with it.
Planetside 2, a free to play shooter/vehicle massively multiplayer game. We used to play this one a whole lot, recently not so much, but they’ve released a big update to the game that substantially increases performance across the board which has brought back a lot of old players and attracted new ones, so the game is thriving again. I’ve been trying to play more.
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - every week or so we’ll get together, yell excessively awesome battle cries, and chop each other’s heads off.
Natural Selection 2 a fantastic hybrid RTS/FPS game with asymmetrical sides that’s an old school shooter that isn’t dumbed down. We haven’t played this very actively recently, but a humble bundle sale brought a lot of new people in, and a lot was added and changed about the game, so I’m going to start organizing games again
Contagion, an early access zombie survival horror game that actually aspires to be survival horror rather than just a shoot em up. Limited content but we had fun with it. Still being developed. 8 player co-op.
Monaco, an odd 2d top down 4 player co-op heist game
Ticket to Ride, the computerized version of the board game is actually something we’ve played a decent bit lately.
Other possibilities - a few of us got Dead Island and Sanctum 2 in the recent black Friday sale, both 4 player co-op games that I’ve been meaning to get around to playing. We’ve had a bunch of Civilization 5 games - those have trailed off, but if Brave New World is cheap for Christmas we’ll probably kick those off again. I want to get some sort of racing game going again, maybe Dirt 2 or 3, perhaps depends on the Christmas sales. We’ve been discussing the possibility of getting large 4v4 type Total War games going, but we’d have to figure out which one is the most commonly owned and give some prep time for the huge downloads those entail.
So don’t be shy. Organize your own games here in this thread if you want. If you’re interested in playing with the rest of the group, get in contact with meand tell me what you’re interested in, and/or post to the thread. Set up mumble, join us some night, you’ll have fun. I will probably try to keep posting to this thread to organize games on particular days and probably post SDMB group gameplay videos when I get unlazy enough to get around to editing and posting them. I actually have like a year’s backlog of videos to go through and post, like our various PS2 drunken harassing antics.
Random past SDMB gaming videos:
Battlefield 3: The Immortal Chopper
PS2: Organized Jihad Jeeping
NS2: Playing commander of an sdmb team
Day Z: taking over the main city, getting in a fight with another organized group, having one of our members captured and taken to a rape cave, having Allahu Ackbar yelled while they kill me, and ultimately challenging them to a swordfight with dicks
BF3: Choppers in tunnels
Dirt 3 4 team cat and mouse
Kerbal Space Program attempt to collaboratively design via livestream
BF3 - Torus always dies first
Dirt 2 Random Violence
Monaco - bumbling around on day 1
Day Z random group encounter
PS2 - killing entire NC army in harasser
Mount & Blade Warband drunk throwing axe rampage
PS2 - they get revenge on us after harassing them
PS2 - I was determined. We die together