Wednesday, August 3, 2016

97 - Get Online on August Nine

Time to take stock of yourself, consider the future and the past. Ten years ago I was playing online games at university, LOL was probably not a thing? I was doing a research project of fish brains, had an old car and not even considered buying a house.
Ten years from now? Still playing games online, probably some sort of augmented reality Bass battle against Goku like in "Scott Pilgrim Vs the World". Maybe I'll be teaching my kids how to build their own PC. Perhaps I'll be managing the local distillery, travelling overseas or a fully fledged Lutheran Pastor. I'm pretty sure only one of the games below will survive the time travel.

UPDATE:
Probably going to join the Bowes Clan at [Beach 365] for a closer look at the [Vive] system from 6 till seven, you also need to book in advance.



WHEN: August 9th, 1900-2400

WHERE: Wind room

WHAT: LOL, Boarderlands, Rocket League, Lego, Artemis

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!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

96: Nun and Void

Your arguments are invalid. This is a worthwhile theme to pursue. My little space sister will sidle into town soon. Mainly to see other people, but a sojourn set in space is now scheduled for our ninety sixth. I've sequestered a second spare PC, which may not be enough for a full Artemis HUD, but is sufficiently setup for an engineer or scientist. I've also two surplus monitors to loan at this time.


I'm Nominating Josh as El Capitan, otherwise he will likely mutiny and go rouge if we take to long to delegate roles. I'll forfeit my chair to play the Janitor until everybooty knows the score. But I may stay on as Chief, Cook and Bottle washer.


We will keep a few things in the Hold, for use in stormy weather:
Frozen Throne; might help to set the scene and initiate the newbs.
Rocket League; really needs a trial run with two Xbox, Dan/Michelle/Tony to facilitate.
LOL; for late at night after all the rum has gone.


If you know any other Sisters willing to try their hand at sailing in space we're encouraging them to jump on board. It's easy enough to pickup an oar and Josh, Ben, Nicole, James can shoulder some of the burden for you.


Incidentally if you want to try out a real ship for a month or two years have a look at http://www.mercyships.org.au/ The longer you stay the cheaper the rent, it seems like they will take almost anybody: bottle washer, heart surgeon, nurse, store clerk, chaplain,  perhaps even a Nun, I'm sure there is a void for two. I have a couple of Ex-pat contacts if you want more details or there was apparently a bit of a docco last night on channel seven.


WHEN: 14/7/16 From 1600 till 2400

WHERE: Wind Room - bring a scarf

WHAT: Mainly Artemis [Spaceship Simulator]

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink on Facebook

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, June 14, 2016

Sojourn95: Airforce Windows

Was going to have a Car rally/Scavenger hunt with the people from for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) But in the end this event folded for lack of numbers. So plan B is to spend all day sitting inside.


Now it is possible that Raskalnickoff will be keen for ESO or Rocksmith from 1100. Otherwise Raskal and VRBones will be at the Elliot, battling with the Elements.
Therefore the focus will be Dusk till Dawn, Instruments only night flight. Also in commemoration of our 95th official event and because winter is coming, I've prepared the Frozen Throne. Fit for Carnac's Maul and Elemental TD. Though we do have ~2GB of scenarios to chose from. Our other 95 game will be the old Killing floor, we have a "copy" but I believe everypeon actually owns this game now.


I've also thought to entertain Vect0r's XBOX crew, so we should all have a copy of Rocket League, and be prepared to stoop to using an actual XBOX. Failing that the old staple of League of Legends, there will be some type of weekend event that we can run through.


Now for Vect0r's benefit here is what you should bring:


If a GUEST  //i.e. Jez Ploy
  THEN nothing needed, whoever invited you will have you covered or tag team with you;
Else If a NOVICE // miniVR
 THEN Your own hardware, PC setup or Laptop;
Else If a REGULAR // Fletch && leamonnewt 
 THEN equipment of a NOVICE; //Note at this level it is acceptable to play InstallWars
 AND power supply board, Ethernet cable, optional offering of sustenance;
Else EXPERT_SOJOURNER // VRBones, Drag0rx, Samwise
 THEN equipment of a REGULAR;
 AND Switch, Ethernet cables, patched/updated games, offering of Sustenance, Optional GUEST;
END If;


// it will be up to yourselves to determine which category you qualify for or if a category exist only to qualify you.





WHEN: 20160618 1750

WHERE: Wind Room, Duncraigen

WHAT: LOL, Killing Floor, Frozen Throne, Rocket League, ESO, Rocksmith

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink below, otherwise see above.

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

Comment on facebook to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

94: Been a while

It's been a while since our last LAN. And Tony had a birthday. So we need to have a LAN.

Very LAN, Much Description.

WHEN: 3:00pm, 14th May, 2016

WHERE: Wind room. (Ben's place)

WHAT: LoL (weekend game is Ascended mode), Space thing that Tony should show me, Others...

WHAT TO BRING: Arrange food and drink here

WHO: Everyone. Especially Tony, Ben, and Josh.

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Friday, February 26, 2016

93: where you been?

I've been everywhere man. But it is a while since I have been here. Bass Guitar has been replacing a lot of my other games and kitesurding is still a priority if there is ever enough wind.



Still its about time to scratch this itch.

WHEN: 28th Feb 6 PM

WHERE: Bens Place

WHAT: Depending on who arives, AOE2HD, Boarderlands LOL, Artemis, Fun-Employed.

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!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

92: New Year's Lan

Sam is back in Bundy for the new year and will have both boardgames and his gaming PC so let's arrange an all day event to kill some time. Parents will be home so it'll need to be somewhat civilised but we can use either the dining room or lounge room for PCs and the other for boardgames (both airconditioned) depending on how many people can be bothered to lug their desktops over.

WHEN: Saturday 2nd of Jan . ~10am to Late

WHERE: Sam's parent's place. Ask on Facebook page for exact address

WHAT: For PC I don't have anything planned in particular so lets say Farming Simulator 2013. For board games I've got Cash n' Guns, Munchkin, Nuclear War, Worm Up plus whatever everyone else brings.

WHAT TO BRING: I'll try to source a bunch of snausages and bread for a sausage sizzle. Maybe parents will arrange a BBQ dinner otherwise it'll be snausages again. Everyone else grab some softdrink bottles and snacks and we'll see how we go

WHO: Sam will be there with some amount of family. Feel free to pop in and out during the day if you have other committments.

Comment below to discuss. Otherwise, see you there!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

91: Advent is Coming

Will be the Sunday of the third advent candle. I can never recall which one is which and end up just guessing the fruits of the spirit. We had an RPG growing up where your weapons were the fruits of the spirit, the banana flew the fastest and furthest.
Ben is on holiday in town from the 12th to the 16th, so this is the only Sojourn scheduled for the wind room in December. More than likely the only Sojourn in December actually. Unless there are a heap of out-of-towners.

Seems most people have recently acquired "Rocket League" So I'll put that on the cards along with LOL as the main event. You should make certain that both these games are patched and running. Other than that my recent hobby horse has been Rocksmith, but while interesting not really suited to a Sojourn. Depending on who arrives I wouldn't mind practicing job hunting and going old school with Frozen Throne.

Also have a look at AoE II HD: As a lead in to the new years sojourn, along with SimFarm.....

WHEN: Sunday 13th December, after church till 12:30

WHERE: Wind Room

WHAT: Rocket League, LOL, Fun-Employed &Frozen Throne

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!