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    Exclamation How to find players for a game immediately

    I find the "let's play now" kind of threads not very helpful.

    The last two days I had the urge to play some AS with good players (okay, one time kjk showed up, but that's a totaly different story). Instead of posting "game is on" somewhere I just loged into steam, started the game via the steam game list as the "non-steam-game Alien Swarm", checked which potential players where online and sent them a message. 5 Minutes later we where 4 players and 4 others joined within the next half an hour. Nearly the same worked yesterday (5 players?) like a charm.

    Why does this work? Cause lot of the AS vaterans idle in steam or play games like L4D.

    If you want two full server, well that's a totaly different thing and requires to sent an email....

    So, if you want to find those potential players and kjk, search in steam for the groupe bcg and join that groupe.

    Most active players in the last month:

    rob, apone, kjk, kangaxx, westy, felix, dark lord, ki!ler-mk1, nanj, legend_warrior, lightfoot.

    See you!

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    I support this, but don't run Steam all the time. =\ I'm on Skype or Gtalk if you really need a player, though.

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    It'd be a clever idea to use both methods. Doesn't take ages to post that a game will be on that night or is already taking place

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    Only players in the last month:
    =(
    "Spera: Ooh! Ooh! You hear that? A bird singing out amidst our desolation. It's a miracle. The miracle called supper."

    --Lucifer #28, Breaking & Entering

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkLord75 View Post
    Only players in the last month:
    =(
    You misquoted.

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    no game in 2 days what iv seen,i missed it or havent been any?

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    You misquoted.
    I wish.

    Waki, get on steam, and join the BCG group. It's only a matter of time until Felix/kjk/ark poke you for a game.
    "Spera: Ooh! Ooh! You hear that? A bird singing out amidst our desolation. It's a miracle. The miracle called supper."

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    i did but dono if it worked,il try again to be sure





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    Why am I never invited?

    Am I not active enough to hang with the cool kids?

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    your not alone fuzzy bunny, me too im never invited in games even if im online.
    they don't like me,maybe?
    bleach forever!!!

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    Just played whit some one cald Bob (i think) was realy fun eaven tho we where only two


    if your online and wanna play jump in and play some alone,i look a few time a day if some ones on serverīs so if any 1ns on when i look i join,or i play some alone hoping some 1 will see me some aliens

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    Maybe try joining the group chat room if you're up for a game?
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    Which one are you talking about? The one in your sig?

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    I assume he means the BCG one in Steam.

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    There is such a thing? Well. Not that I'd ever join it...due to circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Bunny View Post
    I assume he means the BCG one in Steam.
    Yes, where it says 'Black Cat Games 5 in game, 10 online, 0 in chat' at the top of the group player list. If you click the triangle next to the group name you can join the chat room.

    You're welcome to join our forums if you want to arrange times to play a game of something though, that's what they're there for. I set them up so we didn't spam these forums with all our gaming events and thoughts.
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    I think it's okay as long as we keep it in the relevant threads. Anyway. Unless Skyped or Gtalked, I'm unlikely to be playing much more Swarm until the next one.

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    id say the BCG steam group chat is empty all the time,so finding ppl to play with there isent easy..

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    I saw Chainsaws in there once.

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    LIES! Actually I do sign in to BCG and TuF group chat if I think about it. It's not often that I get company but someone has to start the trend, right? I figure if a few people get in the habit of opening the chat room then it's a great place to ask if anyone is up for a game of something. Next l4d night (i.e. in about 7-8 hours) I'll probably invite a load of people into the chat room rather than spamming messages when we start a game up, it's a lot easier than c+p 'Do you want to play a game but hurry I sent this message to six other people olololol' to everyone individually because I try not to invite spam.
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    All this talk about active players screams for my comeback
    Behold kangaxx and kjk, i have come to ruin your perfects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ark View Post
    All this talk about active players screams for my comeback
    Felix! What have you done!
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    Eck, who set all those Labmonkeys free.....
    "All your bugs are belong to us"

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    So there's actually some use for steam

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    Waaaaaaaaah ! I donīt use steam, i donīt even have it. Canīt seem to find anybody playing neither

    I demand justice !


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    You can always organize a gametime here

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    Or ya know, install Steam.

    It doesn't eat babies anymore.
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    --Lucifer #28, Breaking & Entering

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    Iīll try posting here next time then. Uhm, and that steam thingy ... never used it. Dunno how it works, maybe iīll check it out.
    Well i hope we meet again ingame

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    Organize a game through steam but when a game starts just post a short message here. Not everyone can run steam

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    Steam's a cowardly platform, full of DRM and BSODs, though YMMV.

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