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A forum suggestion: Online Games forum?

Red OktoberRed Oktober Registered User regular
I searched, but I couldn't see if this has been suggested before, but heres the idea.

As we are all aware, when you connect to a random server online, you very often end up in asshats anonymous. After a while playing the game, you start to get a feel for what servers are good, and which ones are not.

How about a forum where people could post which servers they find enjoyable, for two reasons: one, to help people find good servers, without have to play for ages on the bad ones, and two, to increase the chance of finding some PA fans to play with.

The threads could be tagged, for example:

[Counter-Strike] - (reallygoodserverhere), and someone looking for a good CS server could see at a glance which server they were talking about, and read inside to see what people think of it, and possible arrange a game or two.

Just an idea, I'd like to see what other peoples opinions are on it.

Red Oktober on

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Game on?

    Szechuanosaurus on
  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Yeah...there's been many suggestions for a Game On forum...but it never went though.

    Legacy on
    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • Red OktoberRed Oktober Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    That's a pity, it would certaintly be useful for someone just starting out in an online game. :?

    Red Oktober on
  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    That's a pity, it would certaintly be useful for someone just starting out in an online game. :?

    It would - I'm going to have just this dilemma in a few months time. However, openly advertising the good servers could just end up advertising them to a bunch of bad gamers. It's probably better to ask around people you like on the forums and see if they recommend/invite you to certain servers.

    When new games come out, there are often PA servers set up as well (such as Battlefield Vietnam) so you can look out for those and join in with them. I guess it's just a case of if you have a game you want to play online, start a thread - game on or otherwise - asking where everybody else is playing it.

    Szechuanosaurus on
  • SixtailSixtail Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    That's a pity, it would certaintly be useful for someone just starting out in an online game. :?

    It would - I'm going to have just this dilemma in a few months time. However, openly advertising the good servers could just end up advertising them to a bunch of bad gamers. It's probably better to ask around people you like on the forums and see if they recommend/invite you to certain servers.

    When new games come out, there are often PA servers set up as well (such as Battlefield Vietnam) so you can look out for those and join in with them. I guess it's just a case of if you have a game you want to play online, start a thread - game on or otherwise - asking where everybody else is playing it.

    :^:

    I would like it, but that same reason, that lurkers, both good and bad could find it is troubling, as the likelyhood of bad players would be greater then good.

    Sixtail on
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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Just make a Game On! thread in SE, G&T, or mention it in the chat thread of your choice.

    Munkus Beaver on
    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    there arelready was a game on forum. but no one went there. EVER. so it fell through

    futility on
  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2004
    futility wrote:
    there arelready was a game on forum. but no one went there. EVER. so it fell through

    Aww, beaten to it. Yeah, this already failed once.

    Or to put it another way, way back forums with low traffic were cut, and somehow linksville made it while Game On didn't. That should tell you something.

    A duck! on
  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    A duck! wrote:
    futility wrote:
    there arelready was a game on forum. but no one went there. EVER. so it fell through

    Aww, beaten to it. Yeah, this already failed once.

    Or to put it another way, way back forums with low traffic were cut, and somehow linksville made it while Game On didn't. That should tell you something.

    The description for Linksville should read Welcome to Linksville, population Keith. Drive as carelessly as you want, Keith thinks he's the law but he aint.

    Szechuanosaurus on
  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited August 2004
    A duck! wrote:
    futility wrote:
    there arelready was a game on forum. but no one went there. EVER. so it fell through

    Aww, beaten to it. Yeah, this already failed once.

    Or to put it another way, way back forums with low traffic were cut, and somehow linksville made it while Game On didn't. That should tell you something.

    The description for Linksville should read Welcome to Linksville, population Keith. Drive as carelessly as you want, Keith thinks he's the law but he aint.

    Since when?

    Garlic Bread on
  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited August 2004
    Sorry kiddo, you've been labeled. You'd best learn to live with it. If you need some advice on coping, there are lots of previous forumers who have been labeled who you might get advice from. But in this little make-believe-world, perception carries more weight than fact. People perceive you as the linksville puppydog, and doing things like denying it won't do anything to turn it around. You might look to the likes of Evander for tips on how to wear your label with pride, or to boddah on how to change labels so often that you are enigmatic, or Henroid on how to ride that label like a meteor to its fiery and explosive end.

    Ramius on
  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited August 2004
    But...I thought I was the law. :cry:

    Garlic Bread on
  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    At least you have a label.

    Provided you worked your way to a dumb one.

    Obbi on
  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    As a guy with no label, all I can do is offer my condolances in your time of woe.
























    It's OK to cry.

    Just_Bri_Thanks on
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    chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
  • TDLTDL ClubPA, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2004
    Ramius wrote:
    Sorry kiddo, you've been labeled. You'd best learn to live with it. If you need some advice on coping, there are lots of previous forumers who have been labeled who you might get advice from. But in this little make-believe-world, perception carries more weight than fact. People perceive you as the linksville puppydog, and doing things like denying it won't do anything to turn it around. You might look to the likes of Evander for tips on how to wear your label with pride, or to boddah on how to change labels so often that you are enigmatic, or Henroid on how to ride that label like a meteor to its fiery and explosive end.

    Have I been labeled papa Ramius?

    TDL on
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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2004
    my label is fun

    MulysaSempronius on
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  • Stupid Mr Whoopsie NameStupid Mr Whoopsie Name Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Ramius wrote:
    Henroid on how to ride that label like a meteor to its fiery and explosive end.

    :lol:

    Stupid Mr Whoopsie Name on
  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    I don't get the mentality that Game On threads are not at home in Games and Technology. For a while there, we nursed a lovely series of FFXI threads, 50 pages at a time, one after another.

    So, someone tell me why we don't just want to do that.

    apotheos on


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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    apotheos wrote:
    I don't get the mentality that Game On threads are not at home in Games and Technology. For a while there, we nursed a lovely series of FFXI threads, 50 pages at a time, one after another.

    So, someone tell me why we don't just want to do that.

    Because not all communities are comfortable with each other.

    Same reason we have chat threads, even though there is REGALDRY.

    Munkus Beaver on
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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Well now days there's even less call for a game on forum than in the past.

    Now that The Heartless Bastards (tm) have moved SE++ off the main board, G+T is the only logical place for a game on thread over this side. In the old days they were only ever in SE++ or G+T anyway.

    I imagine we'll still get game on threads in the SE++ underground railroad, but this seperation is once going to make us even more of a self contained independant comumity than ever before.

    First step to kicking us off onto our own server me thinks

    Orthanc on
    orthanc
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    Well now days there's even less call for a game on forum than in the past.

    Now that The Heartless Bastards (tm) have moved SE++ off the main board, G+T is the only logical place for a game on thread over this side. In the old days they were only ever in SE++ or G+T anyway.

    I imagine we'll still get game on threads in the SE++ underground railroad, but this seperation is once going to make us even more of a self contained independant comumity than ever before.

    First step to kicking us off onto our own server me thinks

    You sound so wounded.

    Pheezer on
    IT'S GOT ME REACHING IN MY POCKET IT'S GOT ME FORKING OVER CASH
    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    Well now days there's even less call for a game on forum than in the past.

    Now that The Heartless Bastards (tm) have moved SE++ off the main board, G+T is the only logical place for a game on thread over this side. In the old days they were only ever in SE++ or G+T anyway.

    I imagine we'll still get game on threads in the SE++ underground railroad, but this seperation is once going to make us even more of a self contained independant comumity than ever before.

    Yeah, I was thinking that too. I wish we could try it again, as it's not that hard of a thing to do, but I guess it won't happen.

    Another thing that I've noticed during this split...what should happen with Movie threads? Can G&T be edited to G&T&M or something like that? Or a seperate Movies/Entertainment forum?

    Legacy on
    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Legacy wrote:
    Orthanc wrote:
    Well now days there's even less call for a game on forum than in the past.

    Now that The Heartless Bastards (tm) have moved SE++ off the main board, G+T is the only logical place for a game on thread over this side. In the old days they were only ever in SE++ or G+T anyway.

    I imagine we'll still get game on threads in the SE++ underground railroad, but this seperation is once going to make us even more of a self contained independant comumity than ever before.

    Yeah, I was thinking that too. I wish we could try it again, as it's not that hard of a thing to do, but I guess it won't happen.

    Another thing that I've noticed during this split...what should happen with Movie threads? Can G&T be edited to G&T&M or something like that? Or a seperate Movies/Entertainment forum?

    No. If you desire chat about general entertainment without worrying about it slipping off topic, use EE. If you want to just gab about general entertainment, use the Chat forum.
    Turning G&T into SE with extra rules isn't gonna fix anything.

    Pheezer on
    IT'S GOT ME REACHING IN MY POCKET IT'S GOT ME FORKING OVER CASH
    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Legacy wrote:
    Orthanc wrote:
    Well now days there's even less call for a game on forum than in the past.

    Now that The Heartless Bastards (tm) have moved SE++ off the main board, G+T is the only logical place for a game on thread over this side. In the old days they were only ever in SE++ or G+T anyway.

    I imagine we'll still get game on threads in the SE++ underground railroad, but this seperation is once going to make us even more of a self contained independant comumity than ever before.

    Yeah, I was thinking that too. I wish we could try it again, as it's not that hard of a thing to do, but I guess it won't happen.

    Another thing that I've noticed during this split...what should happen with Movie threads? Can G&T be edited to G&T&M or something like that? Or a seperate Movies/Entertainment forum?

    What's wrong with movies in EE? IIRC that's where they've always gone when people want them to stay rigidly on topic. If it's a half decent movie they tend to say loosely on topic in SE anyway

    Orthanc on
    orthanc
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