Kustom Theme Day 53 - RTS, Sunday 30th November

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  1. Graeme*Kustom*

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    Putting this one as a theme night could be a bit of a squeeze since some of the games tend to be quite long, but let's call it 'most of a day'.

    Event runs from 1pm to 9pm on Sunday 30th November (feel free to arrive for setup from 12.30)

    Attendance is £3.00.

    Games list - now stands at the following

    Dawn of War - Original version since everyone should have it by now
    Company of Heroes - likewise
    0 A.D. - Free open source game resembling Age of Empires / Settlers
    DOTA 2

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  2. Bryanese

    Bryanese Tasted LAN and liked it.

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    Put me down, please! :D

    *cough* Dota *cough* *COUGH* DOTA DOTA *COUGH* COUGH*

    Both times are completely fine for me ... Just as long as we get to play Dota. >: )
     
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    I'm totally open to the idea, but we did run it once before and it utterly bombed.

    Only 2 attendees had any experience of it, and we were played against an online time who were smurfing (is that the right phrase) and it wasn't even a competitive defeat, it was more tedious.

    We could run Dota again - if, we had enough people to make our own game exclusively and could balance teams, but I expect that's not likely. But if others are keen for this we'll make it happen.
     
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    'Smurfing', in a gaming context, is when fairly high-ranked (yet arsey players) make new accounts deliberately to get matched with low-ranked players for the purpose of decimating them.

    Well, we could just do a local game and if we lacked ten players, fill the empty slots with AI; split the experienced players between teams to make things as balanced as possible – that way, we don't have to play with anyone outside of the LAN and can concentrate on just having fun! It's also free and free is good. : )
     
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    Yeh, that makes sense. If anyone else wants Dota (I assume '2') on then shout below, if a few people would like to play it then everyone will join in :)
     
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    Not being biased or anything but COUGH WARFRAME COUGH COUGH.

    Put me down as a maybe. Have to check if I'm available.
     
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    So much coughing around here, must be a cold going round.

    Is Warframe RTS? My quick skim of a gameplay video could well mean I've missed the point but it looks more actiony shooter type rather than the theme of point and click, controlling units to attack enemy bases and so on.
     
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    Yes I am suffering from Gamer flu, you know Europa's cold and Skyrim is relentless.

    It is a bit more action shooter and to be quite honest I didn't see the RTS :eek:
     
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    Just Wow.

    My name has been defiled.

    Nice Creativity though. :p;)
     
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    Weeping_Gremlin Beware the humans!

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    Sign me up!
     
  12. Graeme*Kustom*

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    You can't even begin to imagine how many mis-spellings I can make of Nanaki. It's LAN tradition.
     
  13. BryanHand

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    Aye, why no

    Edit: I'm up for Dota 2, and also, may need two spaces to spread out. If the event fills up though then I'll try my best not to use two spaces
     
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    Dota 2 for me

    Will check my list of games and will try to come so can you pencil me in somewhere

    Bryanese if dota is a go we need to organise roles beforehand and as a suggestion we can do a private ate match as suggested then finish with an online match if it suited.
     
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    Could nominate ourselves as team captains and split the rest of the players. The only thing I'd really like to do is ban certain pub-stompy heroes like Riki and advise people not to pick the likes of Lone Druid, Meepo or Invoker. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with people just playing who they like the look of but will advise on which heroes synergise.

    Heroes like Drow Ranger, Wraith King, Viper, Axe and Anti-Mage will probably be good picks for new players. These, of course, are carries but I doubt there will be a lot of farming done on either team aside from us who'll probably take mid.

    P.S. If there will be celebrations going on a little late into the night, do we agree that 1300-2100 is the best time slot? : )
     
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    What's being celebrated?

    I'll put DOTA 2 on the games list - as at least 3 folk are asking for it, so happy to oblige. Just be tolerant of noobs! :D
     
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    Bryanese Tasted LAN and liked it.

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    Apologies, I had my dates mixed up it seems.

    Ha. Now that it's sorta official, I kinda feel like I forced Dota 2 on everyone. If most aren't fussed about it, we could always do Empire: Total War or something?

    Just want everyone to have fun! : )
     
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    Not really, you asked for it and others agreed :) Democracy LAN is a happy LAN, indeed.
     
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    Forgot to say I think I'd prefer the 13:00 to 21:00 also and managed to get all the games from fast2play.com for like 3 pounds.
    Just want to ask which coh version will we be using as I've got the original bought but the steam version installed
     
  20. Graeme*Kustom*

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    Try to use Steam versions all the time, keeps life simple :)