Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Hotel registration is open, so I guess it's time to start planning this year's Supertrip. Last year's trip was smaller, but overall quite successful, with a minimum of personal drama, and only a few poor souls left behind.
This is our megapost, so I'll be updating this as we get more info.
What Worked in '05
Waypoints at Los Angeles, Sacramento, Eugene and Portland. Captains responsible for the trip on the leg directly north of their waypoint both there and back.
A little short-range, but overall aided incidental communication and general morale.
Good morale and energy boosters. I am indeed in your base eating your funnel cakes.
What Needs Work
The Issue: Cell phones were more reliable for point-to-point communications than the radio, but the lack of an organized phone list really sucked. The Fix: We need a cell phone in every car, and a centralized list of all numbers given to all drivers.
Waypoint Facilities The Issue: No goddamn gas anyplace, particularly Portland. Never have I seen so many closed gas stations in my life. To top it off, the one that was open ran out of gas after my fill-up. The Fix: Better research. Captains should check out the waypoints in person and see if they are in business.
Also, that town south of Seattle with the phantom IHOP at two consecutive exits is the devil.
What We Have
A Eugene waypoint captain (me, unless someone else wants the job)
What We Need/Questions
Captains for everywhere else, drivers.
Supertrip Bus '06. Confirm/Deny?
How well did the waypoints south of Eugene work? I didn't see 'em, so I'd like to know. Any of them you'd change?