We had a thread for this but it’s two years old. With the upcoming black friday and Christmas sales, I figured it’d be a good time to familiarize new people with our steam community.
We have an SDMB Steam Community open to everyone. This lets you see what games other SDMBers are playing (and join them), communicate with people, schedule events, etc.
The group has about 130 members currently, although I’d guess that only 30 or 40 of us regularly play games with each other. That’s still quite a community though, and often we’re able to fill multiplayer games up with decent upstanding SDMB folk without having to let in filthy, unwashed public players into our games.
It’s not a big deal if you’re a novice gamer or anything like that - we try to accomodate a wide range of skill levels, teach people as we play, and just try to balance teams to keep things close and fun.
The game we play most together would be Left 4 Dead 2, but there are a variety of games we play occasionally. We just filled up a game of Dirt 2 tonight for the first time in a while. When NFS Hot Pursuit comes to a decent sale price somewhere, I’d imagine we’ll be playing that too. We played some Lead and Gold and Company of Heroes over the weekend. In the past we’ve played Borderlands, HL2DM, Killing Floor, Titan Quest, and I’m probably forgetting some.
Often when some game is excessively cheap on a steam sale a bunch of people will buy it up and play it for a while, as in the case of $2 Flatout UC, the $5 introversion pack which included Defcon, the $5 bloody good time, the $1.50 dogfighter etc.
Steam runs huge sales on black Friday and between Christmas and New Years that often feature games at 75%+ off. I’m hoping to get people to get some new games that we can play together. For instance the new Worms game looks fun and might be $5-7.50 during the sale and I think that’d work well for our group. I want to try to start organizing multiplayer games of Civ 5. Not sure what else yet - depends on what pops up during the sales.
I’ve been trying to use the group scheduling feature lately to schedule games that we haven’t played much to diversify our gaming.
Anyway, anyone can join our SDMB group. You’ll be able to see other people in the group and what they’re playing. You can’t, however, unfortunately, get a list of which people in the group have a certain game, like you can do on your friends list. I organize most of the bigger games, and if I happen to see you playing a game we’re going to play, I’ll invite you - but I may not know you have the game since I can’t remember the game list of all 130+ people. You can solve this by adding me to your friends list (senorbeef) and telling me what you’re interested in playing with us, that way I’ll know when to invite you. Or just send me a message via the group.
I’ll create a thread to cover just the black friday steam sales since they’ll be worthy of their own discussion and that’s when I suspect the group will grow.
Feel free to post anything here - what games you’re looking for people to play with, what we should schedule to play together, general gaming chatter, whatever.