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Old 19th Mar 2009, 03:50 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 19th Mar 2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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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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Old 19th Mar 2009, 02:11 PM   #3
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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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Old 19th Mar 2009, 06:13 PM   #4
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Only players in the last month:
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Old 19th Mar 2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by DarkLord75: ( link to post ) 
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You misquoted.
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Old 20th Mar 2009, 07:43 AM   #6
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no game in 2 days what iv seen,i missed it or havent been any?
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Old 21st Mar 2009, 09:40 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 21st Mar 2009, 12:58 PM   #8
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i did but dono if it worked,il try again to be sure




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Old 21st Mar 2009, 04:09 PM   #9
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Why am I never invited?

Am I not active enough to hang with the cool kids?
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Old 21st Mar 2009, 06:29 PM   #10
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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?
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 06:14 PM   #11
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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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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 07:23 PM   #12
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Maybe try joining the group chat room if you're up for a game?
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Old 22nd Mar 2009, 10:26 PM   #13
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Which one are you talking about? The one in your sig?
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 12:09 AM   #14
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I assume he means the BCG one in Steam.
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Old 23rd Mar 2009, 11:29 AM   #15
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There is such a thing? Well. Not that I'd ever join it...due to circumstances.
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Old 24th Mar 2009, 11:36 AM   #16
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 Originally Posted by Fuzzy Bunny: ( link to 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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Old 24th Mar 2009, 11:53 AM   #17
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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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Old 25th Mar 2009, 05:23 PM   #18
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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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Old 26th Mar 2009, 04:46 AM   #19
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I saw Chainsaws in there once.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 08:11 AM   #20
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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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Old 30th Mar 2009, 10:54 PM   #21
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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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Old 31st Mar 2009, 07:11 AM   #22
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All this talk about active players screams for my comeback
Felix! What have you done!
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 04:47 PM   #23
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Eck, who set all those Labmonkeys free.....
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Old 1st Apr 2009, 04:27 PM   #24
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So there's actually some use for steam
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Old 10th Apr 2009, 06:38 PM   #25
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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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Old 10th Apr 2009, 08:09 PM   #26
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You can always organize a gametime here
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Old 10th Apr 2009, 08:15 PM   #27
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Or ya know, install Steam.

It doesn't eat babies anymore.
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Old 10th Apr 2009, 10:15 PM   #28
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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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Old 11th Apr 2009, 08:53 AM   #29
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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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Old 11th Apr 2009, 05:05 PM   #30
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Steam's a cowardly platform, full of DRM and BSODs, though YMMV.
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