Sunday, November 16, 2014

73: Late Lunch

Deo will have departed, so I may sort out something pre the 30th. Since we are not going to Supernova we will have saved a bit of cash and instead of ending November sporting a moustache I'll still be Bearded Ben. Rather than sequels I've scheduled games that we are familiar with but have not put much effort into lately.

Josh may want to shift the location to his house, so watch this space. Also Ben will be out of town from the 15th until the 30th of December and therefore will be unavailable to participate in any events. If you still want me to organise something in December then Tony or Josh will need to tell me the date and I'll come up with a theme. Otherwise you could organise yourselves?

Sometime this week I'll post my terraria server IP, the goal will be to enter the temple. I'll use a world where hardmode has been unlocked but not much else is happening.
toplessness.noip.me


WHEN: 30th November, Sunday lunch till late.

WHERE: Ben's Wind Room

WHAT: LoL, Terraria, Artemis

WHAT TO BRING:
Kyle brings soft drinks
Josh brings pizza maker with ingredients
Tony brings hard drinks
Ben brings internet and electricity
Any objections?

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

72: 28-31-28



Next Thursday I plan to start to plan to go to Supernova. If it’s on my lonesome then I’ll stay home but if anybody wants to carpool then I’m happy to drive down. Would you want to go for the full three days? Taking a little time off work or just the bare minimum? The crush should be finished by then but it is not always so I may not get another chance to go for a while.
If I do go then I’ll probably try to cosplay Van of the Dawn, mostly I’d need a big hat and a black coat with tails. I'd also do Movember, otherwise I'm more inclined to be bearded and kitesurfing.

But for today the plan is to have two Artemis ships running at the same time, or try a level 4 space station defence. Granted though not many of you like this game, So the backup will be … I don’t know, seems to me that every game over the last 6 months has been disliked by somebody. So, if nobody has a couple of xbox/PS3 controllers with which to trial my Naruto Shippuuden Ultimate Storm 3 Full Burst fighting game with then I suppose we go back to power ranger Terraria (or at least Hard Mode+).

 
Land voyage: Supernova #2 on the weekend of the 28th of November
If I can't get this off the ground then it will be a weekend of sequels

Josh, Busy
Marc, on call
Tony, Alice, Cam, Eddie, Sasha, Kyle Charli, Eddie, Sam?


WHEN: 4PM on 28/10/14

WHERE: Wind room

WHAT: Artemis, Naruto, Terraria

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

71: Artemis 2


Ever played SpaceTeam on your phone? It’s a shouting game where everybody talks at once. How about Mechwarrior Online or World of Tanks? Artemis the spaceship simulator is probably still on sale at the humble bundle and I think it looks cool. I tested is with Tony when he would have rather watched Bathurst and the game loads. But it seems to me the more people we cane controlling the ship the simpler (more efficient) it is to drive. I think I still have three copies of the captains program, but the game itself has no DRM and nominally each captain can give a temporary console to 5 people. So if somebody else actually wants to play this and run you own ship then ask. Otherwise I’ll set youse up with a clone console.


Other than that I’m game to give Dota2 and TF2 a go. And though this may be short notice again I’ve nothing else planned to do tomorrow and telling people a month out doesn’t seem to really make any difference in who turns up or how smoothly things run. Given all the above I have scheduled into my diary a Sojourn the same as this for next Tuesday the 21st of October.


Other possible backup games this week include: Marvel Heroes, LoL, Power Rangers Terraria, Orion: prelude, Chivalry, Robocraft, Civ5, MWO. All of which I have current, updated and ready to go.


Supernova land voyage?
I’m still keen to make a weekend of this on the 28-30th of November.
Anybody else want to carpool? Catch up in Bris? Know a good place to camp? Keen to cosplay?


WHEN: 14/10/14 @ 4PM till Late

WHERE: Ben is the host who needs to sweep the floor.

WHAT: Defence of the Alter 2, Team Forrest 2

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Friday, September 19, 2014

70: Sojourn Royale With Cheese

Celebrating the queens birthday with a Battle Royale, Blue blooded scots and regal red royalists. Teamkills are a must, trollers welcome one and all.

WHEN: Monday 29 September, lunch till late, except its not actually a public holiday so I'll more likely get there at 4pm.

WHERE: Beach

WHAT: TF2, Dota2, at least one of each. Dino: Dude it's 99 cents. and if all else fails then a return to power rangers terraria (hardmode is unlocked). Possibly also a session of Marvel Heros?

WHAT TO BRING: Everybody bring their favourite cheese. Maybe wine. But definitely cheese.

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!




Debrief:

Well that didn’t start out as a particularly relaxing sojourn: With work ringing me a few times, running out of internet. Not having games installed or up to date. But in the end we had a decent run through Marvell Heroes and found an area where we were all gaining XP. Then there was the Camembert, Brie and Parmesan, Alice brought chocolate too, which is quite nioce with the gooey cheeses. Since Kyle and Eddie didn’t turn up we played a few games of League of legends instead of either TF2 or DOTA2.

From the issues we have had the last few times I wonder if it is not prudent to have an offline game available at all times? I have crisis wars, Killing floor and Sacred2 for this purpose. But just as I was about to hand out my HDD Tony was able to resurrect the internet. Terraria or Minecraft may be more fun as locally hosted alternatives but I believe they would still require internet authentication to launch.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

69: No Tutorial


Recently been on a bit of a hobby horse about games that force me to do a tutorial and then subsequently so little diversity that I end up moving onto the next game where the learning might actually be a challenge. I’m a clever cookie and if the “Esc” button doesn’t help me figure out in 1.5 seconds weather I should use “w” or “up arrow” to more forward then the game probably uses “Ctrl+q” to quaff potions.

Oh yeah, so “Marvel Hero's 2015” appears to let you co-op as soon as your hero has been selected. And though you will have to guess which hero you will probably like its fine you can change later (and 25level in any champ can aid all subsequent heroes) assuming the game is remotely enjoyable. Play it like an ARAM is probably the best advice to start with, forget about the loot drops and forget about min/maxing. You can do that later if you find you like the game.

Other than that I wouldn’t mind having another look at Dino:Orion Prelude, or whatever its new name is. Apparently it’s changed from an arena FPS tower defence to an F2P MMO. But since I haven’t playtested it I don’t intend to try it this weekend. Too much install wars for me lately. I think I spent most of the last Sojourn watching gymnastics and drinking rum. Not bad in itself but not quite the fun that I set out to achieve, and I didn’t end up sharing my fun rum either.

 
Also I was going to make this on Sunday afternoon but then I got a better offer and Friday was empty so…

WHEN: Friday 29th 4pm till saturday

WHERE: Wind Room

WHAT: What games are planned as major events? Marvel Heros 2015...

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Friday, August 1, 2014

68: Short notice shindig

Tomorrow afternoon,
Waw thats short notice
Well Ben's been busy
What whith work and
organising other shindigs.
Plus there was FFXIV
I recall why I gave up on
Pay per day games.
As a Side note Ben is
Running the 8k Sunday.




WHEN: Tomorrow 2nd august 10midday till 12 midnight

WHERE: Beach

WHAT: Dark Souls One, Power rangers Terraria, League of Legends

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Monday, June 23, 2014

67 Pre-Crush

30th is the start date of the crush, it is also the final deadline for the RPGmaker competition. I dont really think it is worth playtesting my entry on sunday because I would have no time to impliment any gamebalancing. So ask me in another month how that went.

From now on I'll be on permenant call though that rarely interrupted sojourns it is mildly inconvenient to bail out on a game of LOL to run statistical analysis of the nir performance checks. Incidentally now I know why LOL has issues on connecting, its to do with the way QOS is run on this model of modem, but I have been too lazy record the settings and change over to a new one as yet.


WHEN: Sunday 29th July at 12am, Till midnight

WHERE: Wind room

WHAT: More Power Rangers Terrariah
Maybe Dark Souls if Tony is keen?

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Who's expected to be coming? Who is coming late? Who is leaving early? Who doesn't have a computer?

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!