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Digital Gaming => Ally/Opponent Finder => Topic started by: Bison on January 29, 2012, 10:21:18 AM

Title: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on January 29, 2012, 10:21:18 AM
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/grogheads

OK.  I've taken the liberty to create a Steam group.  I'll promote the Old Guard to officers within the group.  Right now I've left it open as a public group so you all can join without issue.  We can change this later if we want too.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on January 29, 2012, 10:22:15 AM
We need an avatar.  What's the concensus?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on January 29, 2012, 10:26:00 AM
We need an avatar.  What's the concensus?

At present some of our assets are hung off my Photobucket page: http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/GrogHeads/ (http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/GrogHeads/)

I'd recommend this one (LMK if you need it resized): (http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/GrogHeads/GrogHeads_Logo.jpg)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on January 29, 2012, 10:28:05 AM
Nope that worked perfectly.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on January 29, 2012, 10:32:06 AM
OK.  Updated your member status LB.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on January 29, 2012, 10:34:57 AM
Cool!  Thanks.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Staggerwing on January 29, 2012, 11:01:10 AM
Just joined as well.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on January 29, 2012, 11:17:00 AM
I'm in.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: son_of_montfort on January 29, 2012, 11:35:10 AM
Joined! You know, the icon looks much better when posted on the site. I'm very happy with the sabers ATM.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Jarhead0331 on January 29, 2012, 12:01:51 PM
Joined +1
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Martok on January 29, 2012, 11:54:40 PM
Also joined. 
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on January 30, 2012, 01:07:20 AM
Also joined.

Mahhahahahahaha!  You're giving in to the darkside nicely. (We need some Star Wars smileys)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on January 30, 2012, 09:53:00 AM
Adding smilies is a bit further down the list.

However, if you want to link from my photobucket, almost all the ones I posted at WG can be found there: http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/longblade/Smilies/
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: jomni on February 01, 2012, 11:38:46 PM
Icon should be mugs of GROG!  :o
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Greybriar on February 02, 2012, 05:47:25 AM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on February 02, 2012, 07:13:50 AM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

I'm sure you're not.

I have had my problems with Steam. When Steam works, I barely notice. When it doesn't, it is a huge pain in the @$$. So I respect the Steam Recalcitrants.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Martok on February 02, 2012, 08:23:33 AM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

Actually, I don't use it either, except for the (very) rare occasions when I fire up Empire Total War.  It's the only Steam game I own...and will almost certainly be the last. 
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on February 02, 2012, 11:32:44 AM
Actually, I don't use it either, except for the (very) rare occasions when I fire up Empire Total War.  It's the only Steam game I own...and will almost certainly be the last. 


We'll see about that Klingon.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 02, 2012, 11:50:49 AM
I reluctantly love Steam. Sorry. Same way that I reluctantly love Bison.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 02, 2012, 11:55:41 AM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

Nah, I'm your deputy assistant director in the Ancient Order of the Luddite
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Slick Wilhelm on February 02, 2012, 12:53:43 PM
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

No sir, you are not. I don't.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 02, 2012, 07:37:48 PM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

I was talked into it, against my will, by a very generous forum member here.  Otherwise, I wouldn't have it either.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on February 02, 2012, 07:45:08 PM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

I was talked into it, against my will, by a very generous forum member here.  Otherwise, I wouldn't have it either.

Yeah, yeah. We've heard the story before. You were young. You needed the gold pieces.

Whatevs.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 02, 2012, 07:46:48 PM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

I was talked into it, against my will, by a very generous forum member here.  Otherwise, I wouldn't have it either.

Yeah, yeah. We've heard the story before. You were young. You needed the gold pieces.

Whatevs.

I don't even know how to respond to that :-)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 03, 2012, 02:10:31 PM
I was duped into using Steam by a family member before I knew of it's potential evils.  Now I do so much Steam I'll need to attend a clinic to detox.  I'm afraid it's too late to save me. 

I'll definitely join tonight when I log on!!!!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 04, 2012, 01:49:32 AM
Joined.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Martok on February 04, 2012, 05:29:39 AM
Actually, I don't use it either, except for the (very) rare occasions when I fire up Empire Total War.  It's the only Steam game I own...and will almost certainly be the last. 


We'll see about that Klingon.

Bring it! 

Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 05, 2012, 12:27:29 PM
Ok joined.  I do ETW as well as Shogun2 TW.   ;)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: ArizonaTank on February 05, 2012, 03:52:58 PM
I'm in, my Steam name is Number 41
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 05, 2012, 04:01:48 PM
Just joined up.  I don't do alot of online game play but that might change now that I have people to play against.  That is if my internet connection does not keeping dropping :)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on February 13, 2012, 08:55:46 PM
Just a reminder that we do have a Steam group up and running.  I plan to start looking at doing some scheduled events around late April when I have time to organize events.

Right now I'm thinking things like L4D2 groups.  Perhaps a CIV V game.  Things like that.  What games with an online mode would you all like to play with other community members?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on February 14, 2012, 06:49:58 AM
WH40K. There is an FPS, Space Marine, and also the RTS game. I think we have fans of both.

I personally enjoy playing Team Fortress 2 and could be easily persuaded to jump into a game of that.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 14, 2012, 08:02:41 PM
I'm open for some MP gaming. Give me a day's notice to install it if needed, and I'm good.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 14, 2012, 10:36:08 PM
As I've only got three games on Steam, I would say, HOI3: Semper Fi (courtesy of our very own Bison).
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Barthheart on February 15, 2012, 04:47:31 AM
Joined up but I only have CiV on Steam.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 15, 2012, 06:03:58 AM
The only multiplayer games I have on steam right now are CivV and Shogun 2 both of which I've never even tried to play multiplayer with.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Shelldrake on February 15, 2012, 07:53:40 AM
I am open to some Left4Dead 2 or Borderlands multiplayer gaming Friday evening.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 15, 2012, 07:56:35 AM
Space Marine for sure. Maybe some Shogun 2?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 16, 2012, 11:37:42 AM
Put me down for Dawn of War II, CiV, Shogun 2, and Empire: Total War.  Message me in advance for making a play date.

MetalDog and I already have a Friday night gaming session scheduled in which we match wits in Civ IV.  We've been very active with that game so if anyone wants to join in on the fun let one of us know.  This is a non Steam version though of the game.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on February 16, 2012, 11:49:10 AM
Sweet.

I've got some family stuff going on this weekend so don't sit around waiting for me to respond. Next week will hopefully work better.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 12:06:45 PM
I just loaded Civ IV and loaded the 1862 scenario to live out my Chinese fantasies. W8, 'Phro, and anyone else...let me know if you're interested.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 16, 2012, 12:50:22 PM
^Sounds good Gus.  Let's see what MetalDog ('Phro) says.  Whether he's available or not I would certainly love to start up a game with you. 

Btw, I highly, highly, highly recommend the mod called Realism: Invictus  -  http://www.realism-invictus.com/ (http://www.realism-invictus.com/)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Barthheart on February 16, 2012, 12:54:47 PM
I'd be up for trying a Civ IV game as well. Never played it MP.

Thanks for the mod link W8taminute, I'll try it out tonight if a get a chance..... just need to remember how Civ IV works after so much Civ V lately... :o
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 01:01:49 PM
Full disclosure - I am a Civ n00b. Before Civ IV the last Civ game I played was Civ II on the original Playstation. W8 can that mod be used in conjunction with others?

I had played a few times with 'Phro last year. We tried to get into Fall from Heaven II. We started playing regularly on weekends but then I lost my job and chaos ensued.

I can typically play most Friday/Saturday nights. I get the vibe that a true MP game with 3+ more guys would be great.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Martok on February 16, 2012, 01:21:27 PM
Put me down for Dawn of War II, CiV, Shogun 2, and Empire: Total War.  Message me in advance for making a play date.


Can ETW be played online in campaign mode?  I never was clear as to whether they worked that out. 

Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 01:28:31 PM
^I don't think so...not sure.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on February 16, 2012, 01:32:54 PM
iirc you can drop into the tactical battles to replace the AI controlled army.  I don't believe there is a joint campaign.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 01:35:59 PM
^Can you do that in ETW? I didn't think that was available until NTW.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on February 16, 2012, 01:44:32 PM
I don't remember.  I haven't played ETW in over a year.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 01:45:02 PM
Me neither.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on February 16, 2012, 01:45:54 PM
It has a multiplayer part and I'm pretty sure that is it.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on February 16, 2012, 01:47:53 PM
Or it's a set battle piece that you and an opponent pick sides to battle.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 16, 2012, 02:20:34 PM
I'd be up for trying a Civ IV game as well. Never played it MP.

Thanks for the mod link W8taminute, I'll try it out tonight if a get a chance..... just need to remember how Civ IV works after so much Civ V lately... :o

Hi Barthheart, it's good to see you here.  I would love to play Civ IV online with you as well.  I learned a lot during our Advanced Tactics Gold PBEM's.  You're gonna love Realism Invictus, it truly makes the game more realistic but it only works with Beyond the Sword.  Gus that might mean you would not be able to experience the mods' awesomeness. 

So here is my schedule atm:  Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings are spent with MetalDog on Civ IV online.  Maybe we can expand our game to include others and make it a great experience.  We tend to play for an hour so nothing heavy duty here.  We're flexible and accommodating.  Saturday evenings would work for me too Gus.

In general I'm free for online play at 9:30PM East Coast Time.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 16, 2012, 02:22:25 PM
Put me down for Dawn of War II, CiV, Shogun 2, and Empire: Total War.  Message me in advance for making a play date.


Can ETW be played online in campaign mode?  I never was clear as to whether they worked that out.

I thought I saw a section in the main menu for multiplayer, but now that I think of it you might be right.  Online Campaign mode might not exist for E:TW, just those historic battles scenarios.  Let me check that tonight.  I do have Napolean Total War though and that does indeed have an online campaign mode.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 05:59:16 PM
Sounds good W8. I should be around this Saturday night. Just let me know. I have Civ IV Complete btw...including BTS.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Barthheart on February 16, 2012, 05:59:23 PM
I'd be up for trying a Civ IV game as well. Never played it MP.

Thanks for the mod link W8taminute, I'll try it out tonight if a get a chance..... just need to remember how Civ IV works after so much Civ V lately... :o

Hi Barthheart, it's good to see you here.  I would love to play Civ IV online with you as well.  I learned a lot during our Advanced Tactics Gold PBEM's.  You're gonna love Realism Invictus, it truly makes the game more realistic but it only works with Beyond the Sword.  Gus that might mean you would not be able to experience the mods' awesomeness. 

So here is my schedule atm:  Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings are spent with MetalDog on Civ IV online.  Maybe we can expand our game to include others and make it a great experience.  We tend to play for an hour so nothing heavy duty here.  We're flexible and accommodating.  Saturday evenings would work for me too Gus.

In general I'm free for online play at 9:30PM East Coast Time.

My schedule is normally Mon-Thu 7 EST to 9 EST, but this can be altered with enough notice.
Fri and Sat can usually play later... unless it's a date night then I'm busy all evening.  ;)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 16, 2012, 06:16:17 PM
Good to know Barthheart thanks for the times your available.  I'll look for you on Steam, that is of course if your not out carousing!

Gus, I'll look for you on Steam Saturday night around 9:30.  Let me just double check with my commanding officer (aka The WifeTM) to make sure she hasn't planned any last minute activities.  LOL

Realism Invictus will work great with Civ IV Complete!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 06:28:34 PM
Downloading it now and the manual. Is it mod foldered? Do I have to disable other mods?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 16, 2012, 06:29:31 PM
I am VERY much interested in a Civ IV MP with you fellows.  Friday is better than Saturday for right now.  Once the girlfriend and I get into a routine, Saturday nights will free up.  On a related note, I'm going to introduce her to Civ.  I'm HOPING she'll dig it and we can add another player, but I'm not holding my breath.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 06:34:32 PM
Crap 'Phro I forgot you're getting some.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 16, 2012, 06:48:02 PM
Crap 'Phro I forgot you're getting some.

I didn't  ;D

Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 06:49:13 PM
Exactly.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 16, 2012, 06:53:18 PM
Exactly.

Either way, it's good to know that you will be in for some MP.  I know me, W8 and Barth are vets, but that will only add to your experience.  And we can all play on the difficulty level we are comfortable with.  I will be playing Prince.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 16, 2012, 07:55:00 PM
Downloading it now and the manual. Is it mod foldered? Do I have to disable other mods?

I don't think you have to disable other mods but keep that in mind if you have trouble running Invictus.  As a side note, this is the only mod I have installed since I had to reformat my hard drive a while back. 

The download is a self installing file.  Double click and follow it's instructions.  Here is the section from the manual for requirements:

Before installing

Requirements

Since this is a mod for Civilization 4, all the requirements that apply to the game itself
apply to the mod too, of course. Still, due to the advanced nature of the mod, its
requirements are a bit higher than these of vanilla* game. While the game itself can run
on videocards not supporting 2.0 shaders, you will need a SM2.0-capable videocard to
run our mod without trouble. This means that we can’t guarantee that our mod will run
on Intel onboard videocards (often found on laptops).

Also, due to much more content and functionality compared to vanilla game, it is more
hungry for RAM, VRAM and CPU performance. This is especially true for larger maps
and for the bundled World Map.

Our mod is designed to be run on Beyond the Sword or Civ 4 Complete patched to
latest available version (3.19). Its installer is designed to be compatible with Steam
version of the game as well. Be sure to clean your CustomAssets folder before (or after)
installing – it is a common source of troubles with mods in general.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 16, 2012, 07:57:11 PM
OK. I will check these boards come Saturday to make sure you're not..."exhausted."

Thanks for the above W8...sounds like I can just install without worries.

Just lost my first Shogun 2 campaign btw...the AI in this TW is by far the best of any of the prior games, kniving and sneaky. Awesome game though, gonna go back for more tomorrow :)

Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Toonces on February 16, 2012, 11:42:52 PM
Did you really spell conniving, "kniving"?!

 :o
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Martok on February 17, 2012, 01:02:02 AM
Put me down for Dawn of War II, CiV, Shogun 2, and Empire: Total War.  Message me in advance for making a play date.


Can ETW be played online in campaign mode?  I never was clear as to whether they worked that out.

I thought I saw a section in the main menu for multiplayer, but now that I think of it you might be right.  Online Campaign mode might not exist for E:TW, just those historic battles scenarios.  Let me check that tonight.  I do have Napolean Total War though and that does indeed have an online campaign mode.

IIRC, CA was going to beta-test an online campaign mode for Empire.  However, I'm not sure if they ever got around to actually doing so. 

I knew about the online battles, but then every TW title has had them. 




I am VERY much interested in a Civ IV MP with you fellows.  Friday is better than Saturday for right now.  Once the girlfriend and I get into a routine, Saturday nights will free up.  On a related note, I'm going to introduce her to Civ.  I'm HOPING she'll dig it and we can add another player, but I'm not holding my breath.

Ah, so she's your girlfriend now?  And here I was thinking you were just FWB.  ;D 

Still, kudos either way! 

Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 17, 2012, 04:52:19 AM
I am VERY much interested in a Civ IV MP with you fellows.  Friday is better than Saturday for right now.  Once the girlfriend and I get into a routine, Saturday nights will free up.  On a related note, I'm going to introduce her to Civ.  I'm HOPING she'll dig it and we can add another player, but I'm not holding my breath.

Ah, so she's your girlfriend now?  And here I was thinking you were just FWB.  ;D 

Still, kudos either way!

This one is fast moving, like a comet, but I think I've got it right.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 17, 2012, 08:51:38 AM
^SWEET!

Yes I did actually spell it 'kniving'...don't tell anyone.

Got Invictus installed last night before bed, didn't fire it up though.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Barthheart on February 17, 2012, 09:01:22 AM
I play Invictus for about an hour last night. Really nice graphics overhaul, lots of game changes. Runs slow though 'cause there's 54 civs in play!!! I didn't get very far into the game, playing as Rome, so I'll try to get some more in tonight.

I could be available for a MP game tomorrow night...
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 17, 2012, 09:16:54 AM
54 civs to play??? Holy frijoles.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 17, 2012, 09:18:07 AM
Awesome (Gus) and double awesome (Barthheart)!

Let's try to look for each other on Steam then saturday night around 9:30ish then.  Try running a random game with a large or medium sized map with fewer civs.  The manual says that with the World Scenario that comes with the mod many will experience lag because of the 54 civs in it.

And if you check under game options "set ai player to win" or something like that, prepare to be smoked really badly unless you are a Civilization god.  I can't tell you how many times I shook my fists in rage and yelled at the monitor as the AI meticulously slaughtered my pathetic backside.  Good stuff really...
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 17, 2012, 09:29:05 AM
I don't know if what's left of my fragile ego can handle another spanking in another game by another AI in the same week.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 17, 2012, 09:49:17 AM
I hear ya, which is why I haven't been playing much computer games lately.  But when I discovered this mod I couldn't believe how fun it was.  The ai is really good and when there are no humans to play against, this mod is a pretty decent substitute.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 17, 2012, 10:02:52 AM
^Those are the magic words for me, since 99.99% of the time I hate people.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 17, 2012, 12:00:35 PM
^+1

I'm finding that as I get older I'm liking people in general less.  Don't know why, but there it is.  Good thing we have Grogheads were there still exists civilized folk. 
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 17, 2012, 01:07:17 PM
I don't know...since we spend time here virtually and not physically it may be a lot easier. Usually I want to kill people I am forced to share the same space with, like in a train for 90 minutes.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 17, 2012, 01:19:32 PM
It's because people who sit next to you on the train think they're the only one on board.  They hog your personal space, give no consideration to you when you need to get out of your seat, etc.  Then they look at you like you're violating the Geneva Convention when you pardon yourself politely whilst trying to exit. 

No one has courtesy or consideration of others anymore. 
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 17, 2012, 01:20:56 PM
^Man it's like you're inside my head!

Maybe we here really are all one collective hive mind and not separate people as we think we are.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 17, 2012, 06:00:53 PM
Does the Realism-Invictus mod work with the Steam version of the game?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 17, 2012, 07:25:08 PM
I think it does...I think its mentioned earlier in this thread. I fired it up and it is working for me btw.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on February 18, 2012, 12:55:35 AM
15 achievements and counting in Team Fortress 2 over the past 24 hours.  W00T!!!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 18, 2012, 07:26:40 AM
Gus, W8 and Barthheart, what are the parameters for the game tonight?  Mods or vanilla?  If mods, which one(s)?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Barthheart on February 18, 2012, 08:02:15 AM
I'm up for anything you guys think is doable. I've never played MP live, only PBEM, so I don't even know how to connect or what settings are even possible.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 18, 2012, 09:32:36 AM
I'm up for anything you guys think is doable. I've never played MP live, only PBEM, so I don't even know how to connect or what settings are even possible.

MP live is real easy.  When you load BtS, choose Multiplayer Games.  You will be asked to login with your Gamespy ID, so if you don't already have one, go get one.  Once you have done so, you will be in the Lobby.  You willl look for the name of the game you will be playing, for instance, I host and when W8 and I play, he is looking for Chris's Game.  You double click it, enter the password and you will be taken to the Staging Rooom.  Once there, you can choose your Civ and your Leader and your Difficulty level.  The host can set everything from map size to victory conditions to, well, anything you can do in a single player game.  Once everybody clicks the Ready box, the host launches and you are brought to your game.  You take your turn, hit Enter and once everyone has hit Enter, you go to the next turn.  Simple as all that. 

As long as there is no objections, I will host.  If you have any preferences as to map size or type, number of civs, victory conditions, game options (No Tech Trading, Always War, Always Peace, etc), please make them known.  Once we can all agree, we'll launch.  I have PM'd you the password.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 18, 2012, 10:49:36 AM
I second to have MetalDog host.  The only mod I have installed in Realism Invictus but if everyone doesn't have it let's play vanilla BtS.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 18, 2012, 10:50:28 AM
I think it does...I think its mentioned earlier in this thread. I fired it up and it is working for me btw.

Awesome!  Let us know what you think after you've spent some time with it.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 18, 2012, 10:51:01 AM
15 achievements and counting in Team Fortress 2 over the past 24 hours.  W00T!!!


As they say in my neck of the woods, Wicked Awesome dude!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 18, 2012, 11:35:54 AM
15 achievements and counting in Team Fortress 2 over the past 24 hours.  W00T!!!


As they say in my neck of the woods, Wicked Awesome dude!

They also say "Yankees SUCK!" in your neck of the woods and we KNOW how untrue THAT is!  :-)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 18, 2012, 11:52:45 AM
^Yeah really.

The only thing that will keep me from making it tonight is if my family dinner runs long. If I am not there by 9:35pm don't wait for me. I will however try to make it every week if it's always at 9:30pm EST Saturday. That time should usually work for me. Hope to see you guys later.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Barthheart on February 18, 2012, 12:58:08 PM
I'm up for anything you guys think is doable. I've never played MP live, only PBEM, so I don't even know how to connect or what settings are even possible.

MP live is real easy.  When you load BtS, choose Multiplayer Games.  You will be asked to login with your Gamespy ID, so if you don't already have one, go get one.  Once you have done so, you will be in the Lobby.  You willl look for the name of the game you will be playing, for instance, I host and when W8 and I play, he is looking for Chris's Game.  You double click it, enter the password and you will be taken to the Staging Rooom.  Once there, you can choose your Civ and your Leader and your Difficulty level.  The host can set everything from map size to victory conditions to, well, anything you can do in a single player game.  Once everybody clicks the Ready box, the host launches and you are brought to your game.  You take your turn, hit Enter and once everyone has hit Enter, you go to the next turn.  Simple as all that. 

As long as there is no objections, I will host.  If you have any preferences as to map size or type, number of civs, victory conditions, game options (No Tech Trading, Always War, Always Peace, etc), please make them known.  Once we can all agree, we'll launch.  I have PM'd you the password.

Ok got into the MP lobby. Got the password you sent. What's the name of the game we are going to be looking for?

I'm good with MetalDog hosting. I'd say lets try vanilla for this first outting, I'm willing to try anything.

I should have no problem showing up at 9:30 pm (EST?) tonight.

See ya then.  8)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: MetalDog on February 18, 2012, 01:28:44 PM
Chris's Game.  It will be password protected.  I sent you the password already and it's all lowercase.  Start time is 9:30 Eastern.  I, too, would prefer vanilla as Gus is a Civ IV noob and it's easier to answer questions for me that way.  And it's going to be Beyond the Sword.

Do you fellas have any preferences?  Number of Civ's?  Map size?  Victory conditions?  Game play restrictions?  Let's get'em all out in the open now.  We'll have more time to play tonight.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Barthheart on February 18, 2012, 02:19:47 PM
YOu and w8taminute should choose that stuff as I have no idea how it affects a game that we are only playing for an hour.... or can we save an MP game and play again later??
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: W8taminute on February 18, 2012, 02:39:31 PM

They also say "Yankees SUCK!" in your neck of the woods and we KNOW how untrue THAT is!  :-)


o'really?  Well, I've never been a serious fanatic about any sports to be honest with you.  Except for this years superbowl, and a couple of world series in past years.    :D


I usually like to play on continents or I like archipelagos.   But ever since I started playing with MetalDog I think my new map favorite is fractal.  I vote for temperate climate, and medium aged planet.  If we have 3 or 4 human players let's have 7 or 6 ai players.

Barthheart, these MP sessions can indeed be saved and resumed later on.  No need to kill ourselves trying to finish a game in an hour. 

My question is, if Gus can't make it tonight, can he join our game next time by subbing in as one of the ai players?

Oh and yes, I'm talking about 9:30pm Eastern Time.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Gusington on February 18, 2012, 07:05:47 PM
Barring any disaster I will be able to make it. We can play for an hour and then pick up the same game next week can't we?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on March 18, 2012, 05:46:13 PM
Reminder for the newest members who are not Steam adverse that we have a group. 

The hope is to start scheduling some Groghead events later next month.  However I encourage everyone to schedule their own events.  I'm pretty sure that if you schedule it someone will come and join you in your gaming adventures.

Also I tried to create an abbreviation to use as tag for those who want too, but "grog" and "gh" were both taken.  So any recommendations for an abbreviation for grogheads?  Hell I don't even know if we want one, but it seems as if we should have one.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on March 18, 2012, 06:16:57 PM
What's the character limit?

grghds ?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Staggerwing on March 18, 2012, 08:06:04 PM
What's the character limit?

grghds ?

Grogz?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: LongBlade on March 18, 2012, 09:29:45 PM
What's the character limit?

grghds ?

Grogz?

Better than mine.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on March 19, 2012, 12:40:59 AM
I'm good with grogz but will leave it open to discussion for awhile longer.  So in theory, you could be Longblade (Grogz) or some such thing.  You see it alot on FPS servers to identify the various clans.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 27, 2012, 11:08:43 AM
Anyone know how dedicated servers work?  I know that some games like L4D2 for example you can load onto Steam servers without the requirement of a dedicated server.

I guess what I'd like to look into is how can we setup a game like Team Fortress 2 so that it's a Grog on Grog battle.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: DoctorQuest on March 27, 2012, 11:12:40 AM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

Nope. I believe it is evil incarnate and pray for the souls of my fellow wargamers who have joined the Cult of Steam.

So there.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 27, 2012, 11:12:49 AM
And can I get a sticky?  In a few weeks, I'm going to start testing out setting up some events for the Steam group.  If it gets traction and the it brings the community together for some weekend gaming, I'd like to expand out so that games like European Escalation and others that are better online against a human.  And I think that if you can play against someone you know from here as opposed to a complete random stranger the fun level goes up too.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: Bison on March 27, 2012, 11:13:42 AM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

Nope. I believe it is evil incarnate and pray for the souls of my fellow wargamers who have joined the Cult of Steam.

So there.

Well sure, but after you sell your soul it becomes less painfull with each passing game sale!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group Created
Post by: DoctorQuest on March 27, 2012, 11:15:41 AM
Also joined.
Am I the only one left who doesn't use Steam?

Nope. I believe it is evil incarnate and pray for the souls of my fellow wargamers who have joined the Cult of Steam.

So there.

Well sure, but after you sell your soul it becomes less painfull with each passing game sale!

Indeed. I sold mine to GOG some time ago.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: undercovergeek on March 27, 2012, 01:30:12 PM
is it possible to get some kind of sheet up with everyones EST/GMT differences - i live where theres proper time but am happy to stay up one night a week or so if it means i get to shoot you in the face!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: son_of_montfort on March 27, 2012, 03:01:45 PM
I just saw this thread come up again, and thought it was new... and tried to RE-join the group...  :-\
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 27, 2012, 03:29:48 PM
Hmmm...I'm honestly not sure how one would go about setting up a password or private server in TF2. Don't entirely know if it's possible.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on March 27, 2012, 03:39:19 PM
Hmmm...I'm honestly not sure how one would go about setting up a password or private server in TF2. Don't entirely know if it's possible.

I suspect that if we paid for our own server we could easily password protect it. That or simply advise folks that when folks from our clan arrive we'll boot non-members to make room. I've had it happen to me. Never liked it, but it's understandable. :)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 28, 2012, 11:45:54 AM
OK.  Did some preliminary research on server rental today.  The rental fee itself is not too bad per person around $1/player slot.  So a 12 person server is around $12/month and there is a discount of like 10-15% if you do a like a 6 or 12 month rental.  Of course there are serveral dozen games that have server rentals, Team Fortress and all the value shooters, Bad Company, Modern Warfare, Red Orchastra, etc...the game does not determine the rental fee. 

So I guess there are some basic questions that would need to be asked and responded to by the groghead clan/community.

1.  Do we even want to look at a groghead game server?
2.  What game would we initial look at hosting a clan server?
3.  How many folks would be interested in participating in organized game events?
4.  Public or Private Server? 
5.  Long term funding of the server?

So I'll throw it out to the community to discuss.  Here is one of the rental sites that I was researching.
http://www.gameservers.com/game_servers/team_fortress_2.php (http://www.gameservers.com/game_servers/team_fortress_2.php)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: W8taminute on March 28, 2012, 12:30:49 PM
See my feedback in green text below:


1.  Do we even want to look at a groghead game server?
If we can get enough interest I say why not?  I would be interested in our own server.
2.  What game would we initial look at hosting a clan server?
My input is, Red Orchestra 2, Battlefied 3, Call of Duty Spec Ops. 
3.  How many folks would be interested in participating in organized game events?
I would (+1)
4.  Public or Private Server? Doesn't matter to me, or whichever is less expensive.
5.  Long term funding of the server?  I would be willing to pay for my share if the per anum is no more than say 20 dollars.

So I'll throw it out to the community to discuss.  Here is one of the rental sites that I was researching.
http://www.gameservers.com/game_servers/team_fortress_2.php (http://www.gameservers.com/game_servers/team_fortress_2.php)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on March 28, 2012, 01:33:54 PM
I have always enjoyed it when my site hosted a server.

Here's the deal.

We need to get Grogheads incorporated so we have a legal, working body with which to play with money.

At that point folks who wish to donate toward a server will at least have something to aim at.

Probably the server will be open to all, but if it gets crowded the guys who pay get the first slot, followed by those who hang with us in the group.

So if you're some general dude who finds the server you're welcome but will get bumped if someone from the forums/Steam group appears, and those folks might get bumped from play to make room for anyone who has donated.

How does that sound?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: W8taminute on March 28, 2012, 01:46:42 PM
Probably the server will be open to all, but if it gets crowded the guys who pay get the first slot, followed by those who hang with us in the group.

So if you're some general dude who finds the server you're welcome but will get bumped if someone from the forums/Steam group appears, and those folks might get bumped from play to make room for anyone who has donated.

How does that sound?

+1  8)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on March 28, 2012, 01:52:08 PM
BTW, typically servers I've used in the past are happy to change the game on it, but usually hint that they'd prefer you didn't swap out three games a night.

Typically we'd pick something like Call of Duty vXYZ and play it for three months. Then we'd select something else.

The cool thing is that most of the multiplayer games offer consoles that let us administer the game: we can choose which maps to play, what types of games, how long they last, bump up the realism, and kick a$$h0l3s when they get out of line and/or cheat.

But I wouldn't expect us to play games and constantly rotate them.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on March 28, 2012, 01:54:08 PM
I'm all for this. Now to answer your specific questions:

1.  Do we even want to look at a groghead game server? Yes
2.  What game would we initial look at hosting a clan server? WH40K Space Marine
3.  How many folks would be interested in participating in organized game events? I would, but I am not so good.
4.  Public or Private Server?  Private
5.  Long term funding of the server? I am for that.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Martok on March 28, 2012, 01:59:04 PM
Probably the server will be open to all, but if it gets crowded the guys who pay get the first slot, followed by those who hang with us in the group.

So if you're some general dude who finds the server you're welcome but will get bumped if someone from the forums/Steam group appears, and those folks might get bumped from play to make room for anyone who has donated.

How does that sound?

+1  8)


+2

Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 28, 2012, 02:29:58 PM
Well to answer my own questions.

1. Yes
2. Here I certainly think there is some room for discussion.  I will say that the real attraction of Team Fortress 2 is that is not only  fun, but it is FREE.  Also the computer specs are not too high so it allows for more folks with not top of the line rigs to play.  And given the economic times the might be something to consider.  Other than that I think if the host site is ok with swapping out games, then we can schedule events and change the server to meet the event.
3. The organization piece I'm good with now if we can all get on at the same time that's another issue seperately.  However, I think most of us with a week or two notice can arrange to be have an open slot at some point during the week or weekend.
4.  Although private is appealling.  Public would be the way to go.  That way folks passing through the site can join in too and perhaps build up both site and steam community.
5.  Long term I think a paypal system will need to be implemented.  However I'm prepared to cover an initial cost to get it up and running with the expectation that the community will come together with a donation system to keep it running.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on March 28, 2012, 02:54:16 PM
I like the idea of a public server for two reasons:

First, you get more chances to get people playing. Nothing sucks more than having three guys from the forums looking around on a Thursday night wondering WTF happened to everyone.

Second, it is a kind of marketing. It won't be particularly helpful in getting millions of people to find the website, but it does offer the opportunity to pimp GrogHeads if someone randomly stumbles upon it. It also fosters the community. We're gamers, we like to game, and oh-by-the-way here's our server. If someday in the next couple of years we start making some reliable coin, I can foresee a day when we might host a couple of servers.

As for what to play, that's up to the community. My guess is that in slack periods where there haven't been any big releases for a couple of months, Space Marine or Team Fortress 2 would be perfect. I will say that I love TF2, but it is hyper frenetic. It's an over-the-top FPS where the idea is just live as long as you can until the next spawn.

But that is all subject to change.

For now, we're working as fast as reasonably possible to get our company set up. From there we will be able to do a great many more things.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 28, 2012, 02:59:42 PM
Yeah strategery is not a strong suit of TF2, but the guns blazing, straight ahead approach is a good time.

I'd also recommend any of the other source engine games.  Day of Defeat is actually pretty fun and can be had for like $10 and many times for much less.

Also L4D2 could lead to some fun evenings.  Especially if you did a versus game.  Zombie players against Survivor players.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on March 28, 2012, 04:29:38 PM
Yeah strategery is not a strong suit of TF2, but the guns blazing, straight ahead approach is a good time.

I'd also recommend any of the other source engine games.  Day of Defeat is actually pretty fun and can be had for like $10 and many times for much less.

Also L4D2 could lead to some fun evenings.  Especially if you did a versus game.  Zombie players against Survivor players.

Day of Defeat is a great suggestion.

L4D2 is a great one also. Playing the Zombies has something of a learning curve and a lot of guys out there have zero tolerance for screwing up. Playing amongst ourselves would give us the opportunity to learn without having some dolt chewing us out if we screw it up.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: TheCommandTent on March 28, 2012, 05:48:09 PM
I would be all for it.  I find that alot of games especially FPS types are alot more fun playing with people you know.

Now I don't own alot of multi-player games via STEAM but if we were to stick to one game for a while I am sure I could be easily convinced to purchase it.   ;D

Quote
Probably the server will be open to all, but if it gets crowded the guys who pay get the first slot, followed by those who hang with us in the group.

So if you're some general dude who finds the server you're welcome but will get bumped if someone from the forums/Steam group appears, and those folks might get bumped from play to make room for anyone who has donated.

How does that sound?

I like the way this sounds.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 29, 2012, 09:32:11 AM
Made some updates to the Steam page nothing fancy.  Just some quotes I stole off the main page and a site link.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on March 29, 2012, 09:33:37 AM
^Can you link it here?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 29, 2012, 09:34:39 AM
Yeah.  That's what I did.  If you look at the main group page there is now a grogheads link to the forums.  Maybe I should have directed it to the main page instead?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on March 29, 2012, 09:42:15 AM
No I mean can you put a link to it in this thread...unless you already did that on another page that I missed?

As far as linking the Steam page to Grogheads, users can figure it out, no sweat.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 29, 2012, 09:44:08 AM
Oh.  I'm not sure.  I'll try later.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on March 29, 2012, 11:04:00 AM
Grogheads Steam page.  http://steamcommunity.com/groups/grogheads (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/grogheads)

Eventually I'd like to start posting announcements.  Things new reviews or articles from the site.

Also as we've been discussing start up using the schedule events to remind folks of a TF2 or CIV gaming night.  I don't know how well it'll work out, but I honestly think that there are a number of guys here who want to game online with each other.

Huh I guess I did link to the main page and not the forums.  And there is also a link that I'd put in the first post of the thread when I started the group.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: TheCommandTent on March 29, 2012, 05:21:36 PM
For some reason I missed the whole TF2 being free.  Yes I know shame on me.  :-\  Well Im dld it now and should have it by the time we schedule something.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 29, 2012, 10:36:01 PM
Looking forward to some MP madness. TF2's a good choice. Never played Day of Defeat, but I'd pick it up. And Left 4 Dead 2 is just fun. BF3 is awesome, but that's getting away from Steam and costs a Hell of a lot more than any of those.  ;D
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on April 29, 2012, 12:54:26 PM
Reminder to all the new folks that there is a Steam group up.

I'd encourage all of you who want to play multiplayer on one of your Steam games to post a challenge here and if you request it I can add to the announcement/schedule on Steam.

The plan is to still have a MP server of some sort not sure when this will happen, but it will happen.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on April 29, 2012, 03:32:00 PM
Forgot to do it before - but on it now.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on April 30, 2012, 08:50:55 AM
Top 3 games played by Grogheads:
Shogun 2
NWAC
CIV V
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 01, 2012, 04:30:27 PM
If anyone who is not using the same avatar name on Steam as here could post their name here or at Steam, so we know who is who.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Arctic Blast on May 01, 2012, 04:53:21 PM
I'm pretty sure my Steam name is Crassmaster...yes, indeed. That's me!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on May 01, 2012, 06:17:46 PM
I'm pretty sure my Steam name is Crassmaster...yes, indeed. That's me!

LB here is LB there.

I got by a few other names on other sites but don't frequent them enough for me to think it'll matter to you guys. My Local Game Store (LGS) has a forum and I'm Wargamer there, but there's only one guy here who would care and he already knows it.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: TheCommandTent on May 01, 2012, 06:21:04 PM
I've changed my name now on STEAM to match mine here.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 01, 2012, 06:25:18 PM
I've changed my name now on STEAM to match mine here.

That wasn't necessary.  Just trying to associate names there with here is all.  I like the motivation however!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: TheCommandTent on May 01, 2012, 06:56:25 PM
I've changed my name now on STEAM to match mine here.

That wasn't necessary.  Just trying to associate names there with here is all.  I like the motivation however!

Thats alright I never really liked my other name anyway.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 01, 2012, 07:21:58 PM
I changed my name on Steam to TheCommandTent just for giggles.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: TheCommandTent on May 01, 2012, 07:59:27 PM
I changed my name on Steam to TheCommandTent just for giggles.

You would...   :o
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 02, 2012, 08:40:28 AM
TEEHEE[tm]
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2012, 11:19:10 AM
Grogheads top three played games this week on Steam:

Fallen Earth
70.8 hrs


Warlock - Master of the Arcane
63.1 hrs


Football Manager 2011
52.2 hrs

Who the hell is playing Fallen Earth?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2012, 11:24:13 AM
Nice...Warlock at Numbah 2. When a MP is released we all need to play together.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: TheCommandTent on May 21, 2012, 11:48:49 AM
Nice...Warlock at Numbah 2. When a MP is released we all need to play together.

Yes, yes we do.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: W8taminute on May 21, 2012, 11:54:35 AM
Grogheads top three played games this week on Steam:

Fallen Earth
70.8 hrs


Warlock - Master of the Arcane
63.1 hrs


Football Manager 2011
52.2 hrs

Who the hell is playing Fallen Earth?

I have sort of a noob question.  Is there something special I need to do to see where my game time is being spent and recorded on the Groghead Steam group? 
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2012, 11:56:02 AM
Warlock got another patch today.  Wonder if they decided players were worthy enough for a patch notes this time?  No...you are not.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2012, 11:57:32 AM
Grogheads top three played games this week on Steam:

Fallen Earth
70.8 hrs


Warlock - Master of the Arcane
63.1 hrs


Football Manager 2011
52.2 hrs

Who the hell is playing Fallen Earth?

I have sort of a noob question.  Is there something special I need to do to see where my game time is being spent and recorded on the Groghead Steam group?

Go to your profile on the community tab and it will be on the right.  You game time is automatically added into the group time, but only the top 3 will show up on the group page.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2012, 11:58:36 AM
^I'm really not worthy. And rarely am I worthy of a game as deep as Warlock either. I am even going to try to re-gear my OCD brain again so I can play both Diablo III and Warlock in the same week.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2012, 11:59:44 AM
^I'm really not worthy. And rarely am I worthy of a game as deep as Warlock either. I am even going to try to re-gear my OCD brain again so I can play both Diablo III and Warlock in the same week.

Complete weak sauce if you cannot play two games over the course of one week!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2012, 12:02:55 PM
^Not weak I am just wired that way, mofo. I am attempting to unwire.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2012, 12:05:07 PM
I'm going the opposite direction and limiting the number of games I bounce between each week or month.  Right now I'm doing pretty good with the Diablo 3/NWN2 (RPG Fix) and Conflict of Heroes (Counter and Hex).  I've not played any other games in about a week, which is good for me.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2012, 12:10:17 PM
My thing is that I usually read about something loosely related to what I am playing. Easier to do with history based strategy/tactical games. With fantasy games as long as it's creepy/spooky/ out there my OCD mind is happy.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2012, 12:11:54 PM
My thing is that I usually read about something loosely related to what I am playing. Easier to do with history based strategy/tactical games. With fantasy games as long as it's creepy/spooky/ out there my OCD mind is happy.

I'm reading the Diablo 3 strategy guide on the crapper.  It's about as deep as I want to deal with these days outside of work stuff.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2012, 12:15:13 PM
The shitter is my throne.

With the house empty except for my dog this past week I have gotten used to reading with the door open and singing along to the music in the background.

Dog is not pleased but whatever...I have to stand out with him in the damned rain while he empties his colon. All is fair.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2012, 12:17:03 PM
Sure, but who's the one cleaning up the mess at the end of the day?   Who owns who?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2012, 12:19:37 PM
Since I live in my own woods, I shovel it all into a wheelbarrow monthly and literally use it to fertilize the lawn and garden. He pulls the wheelbarrow. HA!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Huw the Poo on May 21, 2012, 12:42:56 PM
Ha!  Round one to Gus, methinks!

Fallen Earth is pretty decent.  It's quirky and definitely different to the standard MMORPG, however it's definitely not to everyone's taste.  I love how the crafting works.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2012, 12:47:55 PM
^I could not have scripted it better with our own New Poo coming in after that last post. Well done, Sir.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on May 21, 2012, 12:54:08 PM
Point Gus. 
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on May 21, 2012, 02:14:22 PM
^I'm really not worthy. And rarely am I worthy of a game as deep as Warlock either. I am even going to try to re-gear my OCD brain again so I can play both Diablo III and Warlock in the same week.

Complete weak sauce if you cannot play two games over the course of one week!

Don't let him B.S. you. He's weak.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2012, 06:13:46 PM
Weak for certain very special things that no one this board possesses.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on June 01, 2012, 11:57:39 AM
What Grogs are playing from their Steam library.

Warlock - Master of the Arcane
94.1 hrs

Football Manager 2011
38.1 hrs

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
28.4 hrs
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on June 01, 2012, 11:58:51 AM
^Did it record my level of nerd rage when Diablo kicked me out last night?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on June 01, 2012, 11:59:50 AM
I wish you would have video taped and posted to youtube.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Huw the Poo on June 01, 2012, 12:00:44 PM
Whoever's playing Fallen Earth must be on holiday.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on June 01, 2012, 12:02:14 PM
I noticed that fell off the radar.  If it recorded my Diablo 3 time, I may have single handedly surpassed the time spent on Warlock by the entire group.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on June 01, 2012, 12:03:10 PM
I was in rare form last night Bison, I must have turned a really bright Diablo red. Rare for me at 37 with a game, but there you have it.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on June 01, 2012, 12:04:41 PM
I was there when I started Hell difficulty.  I swore.  A lot.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on June 01, 2012, 12:13:26 PM
Thing is I am not hardcore with D3 at all and I was still all PO'd. The game does something to people, mentally.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on June 10, 2012, 05:25:59 PM
What the Grogheads played this week on Steam:

Steam Rating: 2.8

Playing time: 422 hrs this week

Member Avg: 9 hrs past 2 weeks


Warlock - Master of the Arcane
155.4 hrs


Football Manager 2011
54.4 hrs


Total War: SHOGUN 2
42 hrs
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Huw the Poo on June 11, 2012, 04:01:24 PM
Since I didn't buy it through Steam, it's not taking into account the 3,817 hours I spent playing Rift this weekend.  8)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Windigo on July 18, 2012, 11:55:28 AM
Since I didn't buy it through Steam, it's not taking into account the 3,817 hours I spent playing Rift this weekend.  8)


(http://blog.clayburngriffin.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/puzzled-look-pic.jpg)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on July 18, 2012, 10:49:59 PM
Any Grogheads Steam member can now schedule an event.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: W8taminute on July 19, 2012, 06:59:49 AM
^Very nice.  Thank you Bison.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on July 19, 2012, 09:05:58 AM
Any Grogheads Steam member can now schedule an event.  Enjoy.

W00t! Thanks, Bison.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on September 05, 2012, 08:51:49 AM
If you haven't looked at the new community setup on Steam, you need to spend some time and check it out.  It's very well done.  One nice feature is a community chat option, which will come in handy for multiplayer gaming for folks in the Grogheads community.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: MetalDog on September 05, 2012, 09:25:50 PM
Now all we need to do is get a game we can all play together :-)  CKII anyone?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on September 05, 2012, 09:27:17 PM
Now all we need to do is get a game we can all play together :-)  CKII anyone?

War of the Roses allows us up to 64 of us to run around whacking the crap out of each other. It's kinda like our Religion & Politics section, but with polearms.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: MetalDog on September 05, 2012, 09:28:38 PM
64?  I'd kill for a full game of anything with eight or so :-)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 06, 2012, 11:15:49 AM
Now all we need to do is get a game we can all play together :-)  CKII anyone?

War of the Roses allows us up to 64 of us to run around whacking the crap out of each other. It's kinda like our Religion & Politics section, but with polearms.

The best thing about that description is that it would work as an ad line on any forum in existence.  ;D

And hey, I just got an email telling me I've been accepted in to the Beta! Woot!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on October 23, 2012, 05:35:27 PM
I know some of you slackers use Steam and haven't signed up for the group yet.  Darth Vader commands you to do so.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on October 23, 2012, 05:55:09 PM
Your wish is my commman...

Wait. I'm already on it.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on October 27, 2012, 07:29:25 PM
Well we finally got Migsy and Toonces to join up. 
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 28, 2012, 12:00:55 AM
About time.

Anyone who hasn't joined is probably staying away because we'll suddenly know that they spend all day playing Barbie Dress Up Adventure and Big Hippie Drum Circle Simulator 2010.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: undercovergeek on October 28, 2012, 03:56:10 AM
If I had a pound for everytime it told me LB was playing Orcs!!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on October 28, 2012, 05:31:51 AM
LB plays OMD?

Who knew?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: undercovergeek on October 28, 2012, 09:20:14 AM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Viennnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on October 28, 2012, 09:34:44 AM
Such a nice singing voice - you're wasted here, you know that.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: undercovergeek on October 28, 2012, 10:37:41 AM
I've asked for a podcast of me singing a medley of 80s hits.... Apparently I'm in a queue behind jarheads my little pony collection and GDS reading poetry
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 28, 2012, 03:13:33 PM
I've asked for a podcast of me singing a medley of 80s hits.... Apparently I'm in a queue behind jarheads my little pony collection and GDS reading poetry

Hmmm...if it was GDS reciting dirty limericks, I'd put that at the front of the queue.  :)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Staggerwing on October 28, 2012, 04:50:02 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Viennnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

That was by Ultravox (w/ Midge Ure, previously of the Rich Kids).  ;)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Staggerwing on October 28, 2012, 04:54:49 PM
I've asked for a podcast of me singing a medley of 80s hits.... Apparently I'm in a queue behind jarheads my little pony collection and GDS reading poetry

If Jarhead owns anything nicknamed 'My Little Pony' it's probably because it's recoil is like a crazed plowhorse. Beltfed to boot.  :D
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on October 28, 2012, 06:33:45 PM
I've asked for a podcast of me singing a medley of 80s hits.... Apparently I'm in a queue behind jarheads my little pony collection and GDS reading poetry

If Jarhead owns anything nicknamed 'My Little Pony' it's probably because it's recoil is like a crazed plowhorse. Beltfed to boot.  :D

I think JH plays with real pwnies.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Martok on October 28, 2012, 11:11:25 PM
I can totally picture Jarhead in full armor wielding a sword/lance while riding a destrier. 

Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 30, 2012, 10:33:54 PM
Okay, JudgeDredd...you have questions to answer.

You keep talking about how you don't want to buy new games, but that isn't what your profile is saying!

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/926/ohdearf.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/ohdearf.jpg/)

What is this, I don't even...
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: MetalDog on October 30, 2012, 10:47:33 PM
^ I would say that apparently, Dredd is NOT the law in his house.  Or he reeeeealllly likes horses.  Definitely one of the two.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bayonet_Chris on November 12, 2012, 02:46:21 PM
I just joined the group. Anyone playing Blood Bowl on Steam? That's pretty much the only game I have.  ;D
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 12, 2012, 03:50:56 PM
Its upsetting to know that there are random threads out there in the universe where my name is mentioned in the same sentence as My Little Pony.  Alas, it seems no thread can remain unturned.   :o     
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on November 12, 2012, 04:05:26 PM
I just joined the group. Anyone playing Blood Bowl on Steam? That's pretty much the only game I have.  ;D

Geek and I are setting up to do a league on-line so that he can do an AAR. Now I've got it installed I'd be happy to give you game. Its just the basic BB though, (patched up to 1.2.0.1) if thats of any interest, let me know.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bayonet_Chris on November 13, 2012, 08:45:18 AM
Geek and I are setting up to do a league on-line so that he can do an AAR. Now I've got it installed I'd be happy to give you game. Its just the basic BB though, (patched up to 1.2.0.1) if thats of any interest, let me know.

I've got the Chaos Edition. I've not played online against anyone yet, but I'm more than willing to do so.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on November 15, 2012, 12:30:49 PM
Not sure if that will present any compatability issues, but we can give it a try.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bayonet_Chris on November 15, 2012, 02:57:03 PM
Just let me know what the league name is and if it requires a password. I'll join up and we can play when time permits. Or, if you like, I can create the league and just share it on here.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on November 15, 2012, 03:05:48 PM
I only reinstalled it a few days ago, so we did not get around yet to setting up a league. I know that geek has been working away, so no games played as yet. We did intend to set a private league up, so if you want to do so, it will save me trying to remember how to do it :-)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bayonet_Chris on November 15, 2012, 07:02:30 PM
The league name is grogheads. The password is bayonet.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on November 15, 2012, 07:05:46 PM
You can use the event and announcement schedule options on Steam to help coordinate all this too.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on November 16, 2012, 09:11:37 AM
^Good idea Bison.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Keunert on November 16, 2012, 01:01:52 PM
how do i join you guys there?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on November 16, 2012, 01:20:52 PM
have you joined the Steam group - I can't seem to be able to find you there?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Keunert on November 16, 2012, 02:51:02 PM
that was the question how do i join the group, do i need an invitation?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bob48 on November 16, 2012, 03:03:53 PM
No, just go onto Steam and join the GrogHeads group, then we send you invites
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on November 16, 2012, 05:47:57 PM
Bring donuts.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Keunert on November 17, 2012, 04:46:50 AM
Bison and me? We are friends! it is official by now.
we will send each other a case of Jägermeister each year on november 17th.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on November 17, 2012, 07:54:19 AM
Yay! 
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on November 17, 2012, 01:15:49 PM
Bison and me? We are friends! it is official by now.
we will send each other a case of Jägermeister each year on november 17th.

I would invite you to the GH group but I don't think you've accepted my friend request yet.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: W8taminute on November 17, 2012, 05:49:13 PM
I've got Goldschlager if anyone is interested.   :)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 17, 2012, 06:06:06 PM
Take some antibiotics.  It'll clear up.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2012, 06:35:58 PM
Wasn't Goldschlager part of the Legion of Supervillains? From the former DDR?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on November 17, 2012, 07:05:56 PM
So...

...who is up for crushing some Chaos filth beneath my inquisitorial boot?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Gusington on November 17, 2012, 10:13:19 PM
ME!!!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on November 18, 2012, 08:13:48 AM
Rumble poll is up in the general gaming forum for discussion.  Go get some!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on November 18, 2012, 08:16:20 AM
The league name is grogheads. The password is bayonet.

If you want you can create an announcement on Steam to let everyone know about this group.  Or I can do it if you have more information for me to publish the orders!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on April 12, 2013, 10:27:46 AM
Reminder for all of our new members we do have a growing gaming group on Steam.  There are several members who get together regularly for Warlock.  In the past, we've done Friday night rumbles to play some FPS like L4D2.

The calendar is open to all member to try and recruit opponents for Steam games.  The same is true for the message board. 

Sign up and join the Groginati movement!


P.S.  Brant or LB can you sticky this?
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: MetalDog on April 12, 2013, 11:28:15 PM
Good of you to remind everyone, Bison.  As one of the Warlock players, come on in, the water is fine :)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on April 13, 2013, 09:05:09 AM
Reminder for all of our new members we do have a growing gaming group on Steam.  There are several members who get together regularly for Warlock.  In the past, we've done Friday night rumbles to play some FPS like L4D2.

The calendar is open to all member to try and recruit opponents for Steam games.  The same is true for the message board. 

Sign up and join the Groginati movement!


P.S.  Brant or LB can you sticky this?

Yes :)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on April 13, 2013, 10:20:56 AM
Thanks boss!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: ScottWAR on April 13, 2013, 05:54:08 PM
I joined.

I own Warlock, along with all the DLC except the last one,.. Armageddon. I haven't played it very much, none at all multiplayer, but I am willing to give it a try soon.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on April 13, 2013, 06:05:13 PM
If you send Metaldog a PM here or a message on Steam, I'm sure he'll be willing to setup a game with you.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Huw the Poo on April 13, 2013, 06:17:58 PM
If you send Metaldog a PM here or a message on Steam, I'm sure he'll be willing to setup a game with you.

Heh, yeah.  He's a whore for the Warlock MP!
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: ScottWAR on April 14, 2013, 09:21:24 AM
Its gonna be a bit. I haven't played in awhile, and never MP. I need a little time to refine my gameplay.
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: LongBlade on April 16, 2013, 01:18:48 PM
Its gonna be a bit. I haven't played in awhile, and never MP. I need a little time to refine my gameplay.

Nah. They all suck. Just jump in and humiliate them.

Then post here about it  8)
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: MetalDog on April 25, 2013, 05:01:01 AM
Scott, jump on in, the water is fine.  And for the rest of you haters...:P
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Windigo on April 25, 2013, 11:24:57 AM
Its gonna be a bit. I haven't played in awhile, and never MP. I need a little time to refine my gameplay.
MP is mostly co-op play, until there are spoils to be had
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 13, 2013, 01:32:50 PM
Y'all go check Gus's note over here. 

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=8237.msg205188#msg205188

Check your accounts as needed
Title: Re: GROGHEADS Steam Group
Post by: Bison on November 05, 2015, 05:40:24 PM
Joining is cheap real cheap.