************HEAVILY EDITED TO REFLECT THE STATE OF THE LEAGUE***********
When (Date): We now play weekly every Saturday, despite what the title says.
When (Time): Approximately 4PM EDT (a conversion table is provided below in this post).
Duration: Undetermined. The variables are people's participation and participants' patience. When I host the game, I have to shutdown for a period of no more than 5 minutes when I want to switch from a player type server to a dedicated one and vice versa or if I have to change the host settings to correct a mistake. If enough people don't show back up during the next game to have decent teams, then the server will be shut down. Currently, we have been playing until 6:30PM EDT. However, if someone shows up after 6PM because they are from a timezone that makes it difficult to show up "on time", I try to keep us playing so that we finish the game we are in and play 1 overtime game. After 6:30 PM, if there is enough interest, someone else could set up a server to replace mine. Map pack games start at about 5:30 PM. If you don't have any show up before then. The first map pack is Omega Dawn, besure to arrive before 6PM if you want to play it. Broken mirror is usually played after 6PM.
Server: vgchartz1 (add it to your favorites). If it is full or does not exist yet, feel free to create it, using the suggested hosting guidelines. The password for my server will be: league . This password will remain stable unless we start having problems with people we don't know acting like jerks.
Who: Anyone of every skill level is welcome. We have people of every skill level. Most of us had not played the game for months before the league started up. Have patience with yourself (and others) and you will find a spot for yourself. PM me (with your PSN, country, timezone and map packs), Dogs rule, to be officially added to the list of players. If you're not on the list, its ok, it just adds confusion as to who you are, so please remedy the situation.
Why: To have fun, to meet and establish deeper relations with fellow VGCharterz and to get the most out of our purchase.
For those interested in hosting (Suggested server guidelines):
- Please respect the naming convention for your server. If there is no room called vgchartz1, create it. If it is full, create vgchartz2 and so on;
- Please use the common password ( league ) or if you must, use this thread to post your personal password;
- Please use map sizes that best match the maximum players you can host;
- Please use a wide variety of maps and match types;;
- If your internet connection is unstable when hosting the maximum number the game says you can host, try hosting a little less people;
- Always put map pack games at the end. The later it was released, the later it's appearance in your rotation (OD, BM, FS).
Suggested settings for hosting 24 player games:
Minimum players: 2
Spawn: 5 seconds
Use Wrench: yes
Enable Talk: yes
Team Switch: Yes
Allow split screen: yes
Balance Teams: yes
Friendly fire: I like 80% or less. It's a forgiving balance between having consequences to your actions and too many accidental kills.
Map Rotation(without map pack):
1. Death Match: Eucadia, Island Outpost or Badlands. Use the suggested number of players to select the proper map delimitation)
2. Zones: Same selection as DM;
3. CTF: If you are more than 16, all full sized maps are good;
4. Dogfight: any really, but I like to use Archipelos to get it out of the way;
5. Team Death Match: All, but be careful with Archipelagos to select a large map to make sure one team does not get stranded on an island.
6. Hero: Don't put much emphasis on Hero mode. Same as TDM;
7. Collection: Same as CTF. Eucadia Bridges and Archipelagos full are great options.
Make sure options such as number of points, collections, flag captures, kills, zone points are suitable (big, but winnable in the 30 minute time frame)
MAP pack games: Use any team based game, though if you chose zones make sure you keep a good map size.
A typical 2hour 30 minute game should have 7 games set up and be as follows:
Game 1: DM or TDM, which allows people to trickle in;
Game 2 through 4: Regular maps, team based modes;
Game 5: Omega Dawn, Team based modes;
Game 6: Broken Mirror, Team based modes;
Game 7: Fallen Star, Team based modes.
For a 12 player game, use the same guidelines, except using the smaller map delimitations with the following exeptions:
1. DM: same maps using at most half the available space;
2. Zones: Same maps, but make sure the delimitation has at least 2 zone flags. (Suggested map sizes of 16-20);
3. CTF: Same maps, at most half size.
4. Dogfight: Same;
5. TDM: avoid Archipelos.
If you can host more than 12 people and would like to be a regular contributor of hosting duties, please PM me.
to your PSN if you want a friendly reminder. :) His PSN is dawve30
Thank you for your interest and I hope you choose to participate. :)
(Time zone conversion table) http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/north-america/canada/quebec/
For those on the East coast of North America, start time will be 4pm EDT
For those on the west coast of North America, it will be start at 1 pm PDT.
For those in the UK and , the 4Pm (1600h) start time will be 9PM (2100H)
For those in central europe, the start time will be 9pm (2100H)
For Australians, the start time will be 7am (700H) in Melbourne on Sunday morning.
Here is a full list of people that have shown interest, their PSNs (if publicly disclosed in this Thread or the official PSN name thread), country (and estimated timezone), availability of Map Packs (1 being Omega dawn), Known to not have headset, and VGChartz username (plus link).
Disclosed PSN: Country: Map Pack? VGChartz Name:
Bowties Canada (EDT) 1 2 3 Dogs Rule
canadia99 Canada (EDT) 1 2 3 skip
Flow-C Brazil(EDT) 1 2 3 Flow
makingmusic USA (CDT) makingmusic476
idontrockirap Canada(CST) 1 2 3 ameratsu
djchuy USA(CDT) 1 2 3 Mirson
* N/A USA(N/A) iclim4
ecurbj USA(EST) ecurbj
dawve30 UK(BST) 1 2 3 dawve24
jipmg USA(EDT) 1 2 3 leo-j
Schnacky USA(EDT) 1 2 3 ssj12
ChronoTJM USA(PDT) 1 2 ChronotriggerJM
WoLoCo USA(PDT) 1 2 3 wenlan
Munkeh111 UK(BST) 1 2 Munkeh111
SamuelRS UK(BST) SamuelRSmith
BradyBunch USA(EDT) dgm6780
PrincePale USA(PDT) 1 PDF
Lone_Canis_Lupus USA(CDT) 1 Lone_Canis_Lupus
Yubitme USA(EDT) 1 2 yubitme
badgerfan20945 USA(EDT) 1 2 3 SlumsofOhio
getmoney718 USA(EDT) SHADYVILLEQUEENSNY
SP3NCE1325 USA(EDT) xstonexcold316x
ckmlb USA(PDT) ckmlb
finalsquall Australia 1 2 finalsquall
Scruff7 UK(BST) 1 Scruff7
Al_Kickurass USA(PDT) 1 2 kasillas88
WAR_MACHINE77 USA(EDT) WAR_MACHINE77
SoldierofVirtue USA(N/A) 1 thelastsoldier
Joeykanga (GMT+2) 1 2 3 Joeykanga
BLOODLINEZ USA(EDT) 1 2 BLOODLINEZ
Ryuku USA(PDT) 1 sexybeast
Puzzleface USA(PDT) 1 2 3 Domo-Kun
hanafuda Japan(GMT+8) 1 2 3 hanafuda
aceninja007 USA(MDT)1 2 insomniac17
Rocketpig76 USA(PDT) rocketpig
Crymetyme USA(EDT) 1 crymetyme
BoilerMaker11 USA(EDT) BMaker11
TheGodOfWine UK(BST) 1 2 3 GodofWine
crash1423 USA(EDT) 1 2 crash1423
ThreeLeggedFreak USA(EDT) FilaBrasileiro
shaqpack USA(EDT) 1 2 jerseyboy609
xHammerDin0116x USA(EDT) 1 alucardremixed
madcom88 Ecuador(ECT) 1 2 madcom8888
Bushido USA(Arizona Standard time) 1 2 epsilon72
Naznatips USA(EDT) naznatips
Vagabond7 USA(CDT) 1 2 3 The_vagabond7
CDiablo USA(EDT) CDiablo
killa-c Canada chapset
The_FPS NA 1 2 FatPigSkank
n/a USA TheGza
RectumHumper Canada Epoch
blu-oni Canada(MDT) sharv33n
franco-br Brazil(EDT) kibebr
GJ23 UK(BST) 1 2 3 GJ23
marciosmg Brazil (EDT+3) marciosmg
*The first field is the PSN name followed by a space, the person's disclosed location (and estimated time zone), a 1 if they have Omega dawn (2 will be for Broken Mirror) and there profile.