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Life on the outside

Post by Gollum » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:31 am

This may be of no interest, or of much interest... so hey who cares!
Lately I've been a thinking, and my thinking this time didn't get me in trouble! :P

I am all grown up now, from when I first started bzflag. My first time was back in '99, and man time has flown. :!:
How did I get here? Well, I was playing another game with my cousin one christmas and he was like "Hey, try this game".
It darn tooting got me hooked. From there I met many lovely folks: SportChick and HighKarateKitty - who taught me GM and L flags and the secrets to the map "Secretplace". From there onto Ducati and learning dodging, onto HIX and avoiding any matches I could by being "afk".

But what I want to focus on is the "other" game.
Maybe some of the reason we dont have a massive flux of new people (I WILL NOT GO INTO THAT DEBATE! :doh: ) is because we aren't pulling from other games. Do you have friends that you play a game that you dont so much enjoy, but you play cause they do? Well, maybe theyd do the same for you, then find they enjoy this one. Even if it is straight out of the 90's!
Maybe BZ players find some common games they play (fortnite, etc.) and get together on them. Find friends when doing that, and then share the game. Word of mouth can be a powerful thing. And honestly, probably our best way to market.

This is NOT intended to be a debate, nor do I want it to be a "WHY IS BZ DYING" thread. If you start... well just dont! :evil:
This is fully intended to be about bz players finding common interest elsewhere, then sharing a common interest with others.

Maybe you all do this, maybe its a good thought starter.

Anyways, thats all I got.
- Gollum

p.s. I play fortnite(tho I suck at it), league of legends and diablo 3 mostly. :)
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Re: Life on the outside

Post by trpted » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:14 pm

Is this limited to only games that one likes to play?

If so, I also like to play OpenTTD.

If not, I like to help people solve their port forwarding and other networking problems/issues.

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Post by Zehra » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:11 pm

It kind of limits what one has to say, originally, I was going to provide an in depth post.

Some games I've played are: Minetest, Bos Wars, FlightGear, SuperTuxKart.
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:31 am
Maybe BZ players find some common games they play (fortnite, etc.) and get together on them. Find friends when doing that, and then share the game. Word of mouth can be a powerful thing. And honestly, probably our best way to market.
Some help on this can be done with a bzflag Discord server.
(This Discord server isn't project related, for those who are wondering.)
Details can be worked out later, adjustments will be made when needed.

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Re: Life on the outside

Post by Gollum » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:49 pm

It is open to any games! I was just giving games as what I like... So I dont just say "Hey lets do this" then dont give options myself. :)
I am always open to trying new games, many times it just takes a suggestion!

It is not exclusive to games, I just dont want this to be a debate topic. Too often these go south.
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Re: Life on the outside

Post by kierra » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:07 pm

Many bzflag players can be found here on discord: https://discord.gg/4ZQfzCy

Come check it out. Several players on this discord also play together on fornite, overwatch, Raft, divinity, etc
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Re: Life on the outside

Post by Zehra » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:32 pm

Your link is expired.

-Zehra
There's this game I love and it's called Ducati. ~Zehra
Those who are critical of me, I'll likely be the same of them. ~Zehra
There's always something to remember and it's been a game I love. ~Zehra
The time spent is a time which can never be regained, so it's a time to enjoy. ~Zehra
The decisions we make are the ones we look forward too and the ones we regret. ~Zehra
The details and the skill of knowing and applying them is what excellence is made of. ~Zehra
The best player is the one who knows what to do and when and applies it successfully. ~Zehra
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Re: Life on the outside

Post by JeffM » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:44 pm

Works for me skippy.

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Re: Life on the outside

Post by Gollum » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 am

JeffM wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Works for me skippy.
Hehe... he called you skippy. :lol-old:
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Re: Life on the outside

Post by Zehra » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:14 am

And I'm not Australian.... :book:
hehe, I guess it's funny when people always end up with the wrong assumptions. :lol-old:
Either way, the link is broken for me... I do wonder why. :wink:

-Zehra
There's this game I love and it's called Ducati. ~Zehra
Those who are critical of me, I'll likely be the same of them. ~Zehra
There's always something to remember and it's been a game I love. ~Zehra
The time spent is a time which can never be regained, so it's a time to enjoy. ~Zehra
The decisions we make are the ones we look forward too and the ones we regret. ~Zehra
The details and the skill of knowing and applying them is what excellence is made of. ~Zehra
The best player is the one who knows what to do and when and applies it successfully. ~Zehra
There's a difference between knowing my name and knowing me, one shows respect to my name and the other is to who I am. ~Zehra
My blog is available at zehrahblog.wordpress.com.
See when I've last been active at Strayers.

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Re: Life on the outside

Post by Gollum » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:16 am

Zehra wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:14 am
Either way, the link is broken for me... I do wonder why. :wink:
It legit isn't broken. I just used it.

But this is all getting very off topic...
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Re: Life on the outside

Post by kierra » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:22 pm

My discord invite above has been removed. Any parties interested in an invite to BZflag discord where the majority of players congregate are welcome to pm Bertman or myself. Happy to oblige.
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