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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2012, 04:00:17 PM »
If you need some suggestions, try the Instant Action section over on this page: http://www.wootevents.com/games

There have been a surprising amount of nice pick up and play games coming out lately from the open source scene, which take seconds to install and get playing. Perfect for in-between installation times!

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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2013, 04:56:51 PM »
That being said, we can certainly promote pickup games with the mic in addition to you posting your games on the intranet. We aim to please (and make headshots)! :)

This is the best way to do it.  I've always gotten good results when we've gotten the staff to make announcements.

We had our 16 man Killing Floor server running and as soon as the staff made an announcement it was full.  And by full I mean the amount of specimens scaled right along with the 16 people.  500+ even in the starting waves.  It was madness.
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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2013, 05:15:36 PM »
Some post the thread necro magic card pic!

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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2013, 06:46:51 PM »
MMM I like Necro
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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2013, 06:54:26 PM »

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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2013, 08:29:49 PM »
Balderdash!!

its only a necro if it fell off the front page!
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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2013, 09:36:11 PM »
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SHt8TuC3lNs
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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2013, 09:11:57 AM »
Hahha I was so confused when I opened this thread from the beginning and saw it was over a year old (then vaguely remembered when Napalm originally posted it) -- oh Krakah you silly goose.  Now that its been risen from the grave, I'd like to say that tournaments are great, but pick up games have the potential to be pure gold at LAN parties; especially ones as big as yours (that's what she said?)

As Krakah mentioned, we popped in our KF server, then FITES made an announcement and within minutes it was full.  Not sure if they saw the flyer that we handed out or if someone asked, but this quickly became the highlight of the LAN for me this year!

I guess there's nothing wrong with people adhering to their own schedules, loosely based around tournaments etc. but to me personally, when there are literally hundreds of people gathered in the same room for a weekend of gaming that has been planned all year, its a shame we don't [collectively] interact more in the actual GAMES.

Just imagine coordinating 25% of ALL attendees to join the same empty 64 man Battlefield 3 server, or get a few 32 man Tribes: Ascend filled up, or even the underrated, but extremely fun Aliens vs Predator multiplayer... these are just some FPS games; the list is endless with the right attitude :)

I'll end my rambling with this... we all know the feeling, 2 or 3 friends boot up a game, that familiar Steam message pops up and before you know it, everyone is in chatting via TS/Mumble/etc. hooting & hollering and we're all having a blast!  I know the majority of you know exactly what I'm talking about (especially the FITES guys because we did it virtually for awhile with BFBC2) and I would love if we can work toward making this a reality at the bigger events.

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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2013, 12:56:31 PM »
I am disappointed I didn't get to play KF with you guys. I saw you playing, but I was busy running around.

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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2013, 01:13:07 PM »
I am disappointed I didn't get to play KF with you guys. I saw you playing, but I was busy running around.

Ironically, I'm disappointed I didn't run around and talk to you guys.  Last year was my 1st appearance and it was refreshing to put some faces to names, but this year I didn't venture away from our vG tables much.  Hopefully I can make it up for the event in August!

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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2013, 02:52:58 PM »
Hope you guys make it out as well. It is going to be awesome!
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What if bodies just had random errors like computers do?
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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2013, 11:01:13 AM »
I am disappointed I didn't get to play KF with you guys. I saw you playing, but I was busy running around.

It was INSANE.  The difficulty may have been too high.  I dont think we ever made it past the 5th wave.  Everyone was running out of ammo.  The additional players mod scales the amount of specimens to players.  You really gotta pick your shots because when 5 people shoot at the same thing its just an ammo waste. 

I wonder just how many people the server can handle before it gets overloaded with specimens. I had Perf Monitor up in the background and noticed it spiked a cpu core every so often, but there wasnt any noticable lag with 16.  Maybe 20 or 24 next time?? :D
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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2013, 12:58:58 PM »
JUMP STRAIGHT TO 32! ;)

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Re: Pick up games
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2013, 01:21:19 PM »
Now I am become Death
A Serbian Film
"James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is... James Cameron."
What if bodies just had random errors like computers do?
You go to receive your Starbucks coffee and accidentally punch the Barista in the face then Crap on the floor.
What kind of Fudgeing computer errors are you getting?