BillyBantam

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  1. BillyBantam

    King Two Lima [Sunday]

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    I'm a maybe, it's quite a late finish for me. If I can make it I'll take Auto Rifleman.
  2. Hi all, apologies it's a bit late but here is the Member Spotlight for Augusts member of the month @Raven Q1. Can you share a real life picture? A. Of course, here is one from a trip to Lake Tahoe. Q2. Where are you from? A. I was born in California and raised in Massachusetts. Past 13 years have been spent in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Florida, and now Vermont. Q3. Tell us a little about yourself. A. I am 34 years old, married, and I have a 6 year old daughter. After going to college at UMass Dartmouth for a couple of years I enlisted in the US Coast Guard, hence the moving around the past 13 years and my odd work schedule. Once I have done my 20 years it's off to start my second career. Q4. What's the first video game that made an impression on you? A. Toss up between Duck Hunter and Super Mario Bros, NES. Q5. Why/When did you join the Fighting 13th? A. I joined the 13th in January 2017. After playing on PlayStation for 5 or so years with CJack he told me about an Alpha game on PC called Star Citizen and the Fighting 13th. I had been wanting to build a PC for years and decided to finally do it, and built a second PC a month later for another 13th member 😀 Q6. Any notable memories from your time with the community? (Funny, sad, memorable, whatever) A. Plenty of fun gaming nights since joining, that's for sure. One thing that made me laugh pretty hard was when I team killed Danius in a Tactical Tuesday event. I didn't decide to shoot a guy wearing the same camo as me....the problem was Danius's character decided to strip down to nothing but his white boxer briefs running around shooting a big gun. I thought Copat as Zues was screwing with me so I dropped Danius 😆 Q7. Have you met anyone from the community IRL? A. I have, I recruited a fellow Coast Guard member for the 13th. Definitely would like to meet more if any of you are in Vermont in the next year before I get transferred to a new Unit. Q8. What types of games do you usually play? A. First and third person shooters and RPGs. Right now most of my gaming time is in (shameless plug 😉) Insurgency: Sandstorm, Arma3, Star Citizen, and Warframe (PS4). Q9. What's your guilty pleasure game? A. 🤔 I guess in the context of speaking to the PC clan that I am part of, I would have to say Warframe on PS4. I really tried to start over with a PC Warframe account and play with the 13th, but 5 years of Warframe progression and it just felt wrong starting over. Q10. What is one game you feel every person should play at least once? A. The Last of Us.....no hesitation answering that question. TLOU is the best story of any game I have played. I felt truly invested in the characters and couldn't put it down, always needed to know what was going to happen next. Q11. What would you like to see from the Fighting 13th in the next 6 - 12 months? A. I'm definitely excited to see what we do with Insurgency: Sandstorm. We already have a good base of 13th members playing Sandstorm and I am actively recruiting outside of the 13th for new members to join in on the Sandstorm awesomeness. I think it offers addictive gameplay and a change of pace for the 13th FPS wise. I'm especially looking forward to running the Competition mode with you all. Q12. Would you rather fight a horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses? Explain. A. A horse sized duck. Too many reasons to list come to mind😁, but a few are: 1.I really want to see a duck the size of a horse. 2.Tiny little horses would be too damn cute to hurt. 3.If I won and the duck survived, I would be able to ride it and fly around. 4.If I won and the duck died, I would eat like a king for months!
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    Community Poll #10: What did you think of the BFV Beta?

    It was good, but I still feel there is a long way to go. Some things I think will change a lot before launch. I think it will be a bumpy launch, but I will be there for the ride!
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    Social Outreach

    I have a YouTube channel which I aim to get going again soon. As for streaming I plan to give Mixer a go, so if we can have support for that too, that would be GRRRRRREEEAT.
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    TTS REVIVAL?!?!

    Always down for TTS....just need to find a time suitable for all
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    Social Outreach

    I prefer the service, they offer much better streaming quality. Also they do four way streams, which could be good for us, and proper team pages (although I need some more Sparks to set one up - you earn through watching)
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    Social Outreach

    Thing is we have tried a lot of these things in the past, the problem is getting engagement from the whole community. We have YouTube and Instagram, but need content to make them worthwhile. We have twitter, but hardly anyone from the community follows or ever retweeted. Facebook is just gash and I don't think we should even bother with that. We have a Twitch community page, but I don't think we have any really active streamers, if we do they don't mention it. It's something I plan to start doing more of once summer is over (although I was thinking of using Mixer rather than Twitch!!). So I am happy to retry all these things, but everyone needs to help drive them.
  8. Member Spotlight July '18 - Forked We have decided to tie in member spotlight with member of the month, so for July you get to learn a little more about @Forked . He's been with the community since the beta days of Sea of Thieves, and since then has been become an active member of the community bringing together crews for SoT and supporting @Chris P Bacon on the Buccaneers. Q1. Can you share a real life picture? A. Q2. Where are you from? A. Norway Q3. Tell us a little about yourself. A. I am a 36 year old nerd with a beard. I grew up in Oslo, but moved across the country in 2007 to Ålesund. Living with my girlfriend, two dogs and three cats. I enjoy camping (when the weather is right) in the mountains and at the lakes in the area. I'm also no good at talking about myself. Q4. What's the first video game that made an impression on you? A. I would have to say Super Mario 1 on the NES. I didn't have the console myself, but I borrowed it from a friend and played the shit out of it on a black and white TV. At a later date. Q5. Why/When did you join the Fighting 13th? A. Stumbled over Chris P Bacon somewhere on the internet when talking about Sea of Thieves (pre-release) and he dragged me in. Now I appear to be quite stuck. Q6. Any notable memories from your time with the community? (Funny, sad, memorable, whatever) A. I have only been around sine March, but I have many fun memories in SoT with my fellow pirates. Q7. Have you met anyone from the community IRL? A. Not yet, but I will when I get a chance. Chris owes me a beer 🙂 Q8. What types of games do you usually play? A. I enjoy RTS, strategy and single player games mostly. SoT is the only PvP game I have looked the last 5+ years. Q9. What's your guilty pleasure game? A. Factorio. Ever since I got it I have been coming back to it once or twice every major version, played through it vanilla and then stuffed it with mods and gone through it again. Q10. What is one game you feel every person should play at least once? A. Super Mario 1 or 3. I like how the old games had no forgiveness and no save games. Granted newer games are way too long to do it all in one setting, but I sort of miss that time anyway. Q11. What would you like to see from the Fighting 13th in the next 6 - 12 months? A. I honestly have no clue. When it comes to gaming I live mostly in the moment. I do hope to be able to join gamenight with Tabletop Simulator at some point though. So more of that, please 🙂 Q12. Would you rather fight a horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses? Explain. A. Can I get a flamethrower? Then it's 100 duck sized horses. BBQ horse for everybody tonight! (No you can't get a flamethrower - Command😉)
  9. A popular feature from the old website, Member Spotlight, is back! Each month we will take some time to learn a bit more about one of our members. This month it's @Kraknar. Q1. Can you share a real life picture? A. I hate pictures and all that crap, THEY STEAL YOUR SOUL! Q2. Where are you from? A. Issaquah, Washington. It's about 30 mins outside Seattle Q3. Tell us a little about yourself. A. My name is Drew, I am 31 years old and I've gone back to college to get my bachelors in IT. I have a background as a mechanic, and a ton of personal IT experience. I like building fast things, be that a computer system or a car. Over the last 5 years I have also gotten into long range target shooting, which is tons of fun. Why do I have to have expensive hobbies? Q4. What's the first video game that made an impression on you? A. That's a tough one and probably has several answers. The one that stands out the most, and that I played the longest, would have to be Everquest. Other games of note would have to be the Command and Conquer series and Goldeneye for N64. Q5. Why/When did you join the Fighting 13th? A. I made a post on Reddit looking for a group to play ARMA 3 with. Got several replies and the 13th just felt like the best fit. With the old website down I can't cheat and look up the date I joined now, but it was something like November 2015 iirc. Q6. Any notable memories from your time with the community? (Funny, sad, memorable, whatever) A. I remember a time in ARMA when we were moving in to take a town. As we go in, somebody mentioned to watch out for team kills, and not 10 seconds later, Stormhall TK'd someone! Q7. Have you met anyone from the community IRL? A. Yes! Hopefully I will get to meet more in the next year as well. Went to a local RenFaire with Lennoxx. Hoping to get some people together next September for PAX. Q8. What types of games do you usually play? A. Anything really. Except sports games and fighting games... damn button mashers... Q9. What's your guilty pleasure game? A. Don't really have anything specific, but probably Simulator games. I may or may not have wasted hours doing random shit in them. Q10. What is one game you feel every person should play at least once? A. This one varies a bit by genre really, but i'm torn between CounterStrike 1.5 or Civilization 5. Sadly, some games that belong here no longer exist. Looking at you Ultima Online and Everquest. Q11. What would you like to see from the Fighting 13th in the next 6 - 12 months? A. I honestly don't know. It has been nice seeing the recent growth. However I feel like we are lacking a good shooter to really get behind at the moment, Battlefield 1 just didn't have the spark that it needed to really draw people in. Q12. Would you rather fight a horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses? Explain. A. I would rather fight a horse sized duck than 100 duck sized horses... Better odds. Plus, when I win, they are delicious.
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    Stellaris - New MP Session

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    I'm not sure I can join for the whole time. Also I have no idea how to play the damn game!!
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    May I have your attention, please

    Done some more important stuff....dunno why the emoji is so big tho!
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    Test event

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