Hello everyone, and thanks for taking a look! Today’s post is going to go over last week’s Clan Event winner, tonight’s weekly clan event, our Battlefield 4 Giveaway, and meeting news from this Sunday’s [AK907] Clan Meeting, so thanks for reading!
Last Sunday’s clan meeting went very well with about 8 people joining us for the meeting and providing great feedback about the questions we had!
During the meeting we were able to discuss financials, giveaways, server population, and YouTube videos.
[AK907] will be discontinuing the use of it’s 48 slot Battlefield 3 server at the end of this month and using the cost of that server toward purchasing Battlefield 4 for our members.
We will be giving away Battlefield 4 to our donating members, per the outcome of:
Server population (who is on the [AK907] Clan Server the most?) – 30-70%
In-Game (Battlefield 3) Goals (most headshots, or something along those lines) – 20-40%
Anything else we want to factor in? – Remaining percentage
Trying to populate the [AK907] Clan Server more with giveaways and a new map rotation for the 24 man server
If you record videos, we have obtained credentials for a Mega account and you can use them to upload your videos so Gr0wzy can edit them together. Please do your best to ensure these videos are at least preliminarily edited (meaning you’re only uploading the section of the videos that you want to be edited/merged with other Clan players). I’ve been using Microsoft’s Movie Maker to edit the AVI files output from Bandicam and have been cutting out all of the “in-between” stuff on my bad runs to get to the good ones. I believe AVIDemux is another one that could be used (free – GNU) Check the forum post here for the credentials to Mega.
Last Week’s Winner
Last week we had an ok event with 3 people stopping by for some kills. I thought I was going to take the win this time, but TheGermanR00ster came through and completely blew me out of the water in the realm of “General Score” with one game, and he played several like that!
Congrats to this week’s winner: TheGermanR00ster!!!
TheGermanR00ster ended up walking away with the week of fame (5th time he’s won – WOW!) after obtaining 59,165 General Score in just 7 GAMES! Congrats to you, R00ster, and the best of luck to everyone for this weeks event!
Tonight’s Clan Event
Tonight is going to be an interesting one for sure! I’m trying a new method of scoring and I’m hoping it gives us a little more flexibility in terms of determining a winner. Tonight’s challenge is to have the BEST 3-GAME AVERAGE KILLS between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM tonight. The way this is going to be calculated I will be putting everyone’s KILLS for EACH GAME they play between the time frame into a spreadsheet. These kills are obtained by going to the players Battlelog page and clicking on EACH of the games they’ve played in the last 7 hours (11:00 PM minus 7 hours = 4:00 PM) and pulling their “Kills” from those reports. Then, my spreadsheet will take take the TOP THREE games for ALL of the players that were in TeamSpeak and averaging them (Add them all together and divide by 3). The player with the highest AVERAGE from their top 3 games will win this weeks event.
Make SURE you join us on TeamSpeak for our Weekly Clan Events, as this is the ONLY way you are entered for a chance to win the weekly prize of a week of fame on our [AK907] Clan home page. A reminder that this event is open to ANYONE who is on our Official TeamSpeak 3 server (not just clan members!), so click the TeamSpeak 3 picture below to join up!
Click to join the AK907 Clan TeamSpeak 3 server!
I think this new method of scoring will not only give me a chance to see how it will work and if it should be used in the future, but also I’m hoping it will “broaden the audience” so more people that enter have a chance to win. Instead of Gr0wzy and R00ster taking all the wins, and while there’s no problem with that at all, I just would like to see everyone that plays have a fair chance at winning. This way, if one person only hops online for 3 rounds, the people that are online from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM don’t just blow them completely out of the water.
Good luck to all for tonight’s event!
That’s all I have for today, but keep an eye out for news about the Battlefield 4 Pre-Order GIVEAWAY in the coming weeks.
Last night we had another great clan event with several people hopping online to help get things going. I got all of the servers configured with the End Game map packs, and switched them up a little so they are running 24 Slot Air Superiority, 48 Slot Rush, and 18 Slot CTF (Hardcore). We actually had both RUSH and AS servers full last night, and that continued until well after midnight!
Clan Event Winner
Last night we had 5 people on TeamSpeak, so there were definitely enough people to determine a winner for this weeks clan event! Since KUCF has won twice in a row, he is not eligible to win this event, but that doesn’t matter anyways because he didn’t get very many air kills. Fortunately, I hopped on the AS server before anyone else got online and had a couple of ace rounds there before hopping over to the RUSH server and trying to get it populated. Eventually the rest of the crew got online and joined us on the Rush server, and then it started to get full! I ended up switching myself to the other team at first because they were loosing pretty bad, and I wanted to make sure they stuck around. That was a bad choice, because I only won 1 round last night because of that… 🙂 I will say that I did have a couple of really nice rounds as far as points go, but I think everyone else did too.
We ended up having some great rounds as far as points go, but only one person wins the event for tonight…
So Dedaciai hopped on for 3 rounds last night and ended up walking away with the prize due to getting 16 kills in one round (albeit most of them were my deaths)! Congrats to Dedaciai and we hope to see you online Sunday, and again next Thursday for the Weekly Clan Event!
This Sunday we’re going to do another one of these Clan Events and see who all is able to make it. The challenge will still be to obtain the MOST AIR KILLS between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM, so make sure you join us on our TeamSpeak 3 server (AK907.NET) so you are eligible to win! It’s going to be difficult to showcase two players, but I believe I can accomplish this with another widget in WordPress, so we’ll give them a week of fame as well!
There has been lots of playing around with server settings trying to get quickmatch to work correctly, along with making sure the configuration is ideal and people want to come play on our servers. I think we finally have most of this figured out, but what I’ve found is that the crowd changes every few days. When End Game first came out, our CTF server was getting a lot of the attention (AS is always full!), but lately (past two/three days) it has died down, so yesterday we changed it over to Rush and got a full 48 slot server again. I think there will be lots of map and game mode changes to try and get something that everybody wants to join in on, but for right now we are going to leave things as they are and see what happens.
Congrats to this week’s winner: Dedaciai!!!
That’s all I have for this week, but make sure you join us this Sunday as well as next Thursday for our Weekly Clan Event! Also, check out our forums as registration is now open (but SEVERELY restricted until I approve and authorize the account, so use a familiar nickname) and anyone can register! I have been monitoring spam attempts, and we get several of them a day, but so far they have been thwarted!
Last Thursday we had a great time with a couple people showing up for the Weekly Clan Event and then again on Sunday when some of the clan members came together for our first Clan Meeting, and then comes End Game with Air Superiority!
Thursday’s Clan Event Winner
Well, last Thursday we had another 7 hours of gaming and fun times. Unfortunately, only one person signed up in the forums, so the victor again is KUCF – Congrats man! I don’t have any screenshots or any other information to throw regarding last week’s clan event, but stay tuned for this week’s event because it’s bound to be fun times in happy town since the End Game released in the US today.
Sunday’s Clan Meeting
Sunday’s clan meeting was definitely healthy. I am glad to report that we are going to be keeping the 48 slot server at 48 slots, though at times that player count may change to conform to the “Quickmatch requirements” needed to try and get our server going. There’s a final report and follow-up regarding that meeting that has been posted here for everyone’s enjoyment: http://forums.ak907.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=167 (My notes are in RED in the second post in this thread)
Battlefield 3’s End Game was released today including two new, original, game modes: CTF and Air Superiority Join the AK907 Clan Thursday on TeamSpeak for a chance to win big with Air Kills!
Dedaciai purchased a 24 slot Air Superiority-ONLY server for the clan for the rest of the month of March (Thanks Dedaciai!!!). I am happy to report that the server has been full most of the day now, and there has even been a queue for it at times! I have changed the 48 slot server over to CTF-ONLY as of about lunch time today. We’ll let this roll for a little while and see how well the CTF mode is taken. If things aren’t picking up for us in a couple days, we should probably switch it over to 24/7 CQ Large on the End Game maps and see how that’s taken.
48 Slot End Game CTF:
24 Slot End Game Air Superiority:
(If you are looking for the [AK907] Clan Battlefield 3 servers, type “AK907” in the search box to find them!)
There was an additional patch that was released with the Battlefield 3: End Game map pack that fixed a couple of items on EA/DICE’s list. Here’s a brief overview of those fixes:
TV-missile should no longer be able to blow up the chopper shooting the missile (YAY!!!)
Fixed proximity defense on mobile artillery and increased proximity defense radius
Scavenger ticket count increased (by double)
Enabled player movement on Gun Master pre-rounds
Improved the position of the repair torch on the screen when repairing vehicles – it works now
Fix the issue where AT mines would count as vehicle kills
Fix an issue where player camera would flip 180 degrees if the player was revived in water
Added ticket status at the end of round screen for Scavenger
This Thursday’s Weekly Clan Event is sure to be fun times, so be sure to join us in TeamSpeak for your chance to win a week (or two!) of fame on our home page! This week’s challenge will, obviously, be to get the MOST AIR KILLS in light of the Air Superiority game mode that was released today. Be sure to hop on our TeamSpeak server between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central Time to get your pwn on!
That’s all I have for today, but I look forward to seeing you online to help get the servers going every day this week! 🙂
Thursday night’s clan event winner is discussed as well as End Game and the [AK907] Clan Meeting on Sunday.
[AK907] Clan Meeting
Next week is going to be a big week for [AK907] as we are going to be
Meeting Sunday to determine several factors about the clan as well as core members
Increasing the player count from 26 to 48 slots on our Chicago server
Switching the 48 man server to CTF-ONLY (on the 12th)
Purchasing an additional 24 slot Air Superiority-ONLY server (implemented on the 12th)
I don’t know how to say this without sounding like a complete douche, but it is imperative that you join us on Sunday for the clan meeting. Even if you do not have anything to give, your opinion still matters to me and I would appreciate if everyone that has been on the TeamSpeak server in the past 6 months join us on Sunday to talk about things. The agenda for the meeting can be found here (http://forums.ak907.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=167) but the items I will be discussing are going to be brief and I will try to finish my topics as quickly as possible so I can address each of the people that join us for the meeting.
Last Night’s Winner
Last night I got online a little later than normal due to me being behind on a lot of things because of my move last week and my vehicle problems. I did catch up with a bunch of stuff and hop on the [AK907] Clan Battlefield 3 Server and try to get it going for us. After sitting in the map rotation that the clan voted on for about 2 hours with no one joining the server, I decided to change things up a bit and re-implement the GunMaster/Domination rotation. Sure enough, shortly after switching the maps to a Domination game mode, the server started receiving players. We managed to gather about 8-10 people online last night, and with 200% tickets we were able to hang on to most of those players through several maps until well after 11:00 PM.
Congrats to this week’s winner: KUCF!!!
A big shout out to =365=X1101110266 for hopping on the server later last night and helping to maintain the player count! The =365= Insomnia Clan has pledged their assistance in helping the [AK907] Clan get going and with any questions we may have about clan related items. They have also offered to assist us in getting our server started, if we find we desperately need the help. 🙂 That being said, I would like to say “thank you” to everyone in the =365= Insomnia Clan for being so welcoming to us, and specifically for allowing me to ask the questions I’ve asked and to play on the =365= server without worrying about pissing people off. THANK YOU!
That being said, there was a sign-up in the forums last night for the weekly clan event, but since I’ve had such a rough week and only one person signed up for the event, I decided to change the event to “no sign-up required” for yesterday only, and to just work off of the people that hopped on the TeamSpeak server. This is going to be something that is discussed in the clan meeting on Sunday as well. Even given that I was going off of the TeamSpeak list, there was only 3 people (including myself) that were online for the clan event yesterday. After the dust settled and the kills were counter, it was determined that this weeks clan event winner was KUCF with a total of 116 kills! Congrats man, and good luck to everyone for next weeks event!!!
Battlefield 3: End Game
The End Game map pack has been released for Premium PS3 players, and while I haven’t downloaded and started playing it on my PS3 yet, I have read several reviews that have only gotten me more excited for this release! What has really got my goat is this video:
Specifically the first 25 seconds of it. I’m not gonna lie. I’m pretty turned on from watching it again. I have read quite a bit about what EA/DICE was trying to accomplish with this final release and it definitely sounds like they have succeeded in what they were trying to accomplish. Their goal for End Game was to use the Fostbite 2 Engine to render 4 distinctly different seasons across 4 different maps:
Kiasar Railroad with it’s spring setting offering players a vast landscape with, as the name suggests, a railroad cutting through it creates a simple yet effective crossroad layout
Nebandan Flats is the summer settings with a low and very flat desert location offering players capture points centered around small groups of buildings to take cover in
Operation Riverside offers a “tangle of rural pathways leading down to a chaotic jumble of buildings”, including a river as a natural boundary and plenty of buildings to use as cover
Finally, Sabalan Pipeline with the winter season, that takes place in a snow-covered oil refinery with each capture point built around lots of cover
What’s obvious about these maps is they are definitely Battlefield maps with a familiar feel, not catering to a particular style of gameplay such as the CQD maps. The End Game map packs also bring back to Battlefield the original CTF and Air Superiority game modes which are bound to liven things up for a while until Battlefield 4 is released.
One of the most exciting items coming with End Game is the new DropShip, which is a C-130 Hercules that has the ability to drop vehicles into much-needed locations:
Dropship: A new vehicle that will be coming with the Battlefield 3 End Game map pack.
That’s all I have for today. Congratulations to KUCF for the win this week (second week in a row, so someone new has to win next week), and I look forward to seeing you all online Sunday at 9:00 PM (Central) for the [AK907] Clan Meeting.
Have a great weekend, and see you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
The AK907 Clan Battlefield 3 Server is now online!
It was purchased last night and was configured throughout the evening. About 10 people hopped online and started the server, and a fewrandoms hopped in too. We had a couple of rounds of rush before the end of the night, but today I changed the map rotation a little bit and eliminated the rush mode. This is just temporary until next week when I can tally the responses to the survey I have posted below. The survey is open to anyone, but I would ask that if you hang out on the AK907.net TeamSpeak server that you leave your name so I know those answers are from our community.
Battlefield’s next map pack titled End Game, due out in March, has been talked about quite a bit recently, and a ton of really cool details have came to light! There is an expansive blog post (here), from Battlefield, that details the maps and their supporting game modes, along with distinguishing features about the maps. I recommend you take a read if you really want to see what these new maps are going to be like.
That being said, EA/DICE did post 4 hi-res screenshots of the new maps, and I’ve brought them here, to you, free of charge. 🙂
Be sure you click on the pictures to bring up the hi-res photos!
Please donate so we can keep this Battlefield 3 server up and operational, and remember to put your BF3 name on the form as well so I know who you are!
Don’t forget to sign up for this Thursday’s Weekly Clan Event in the forums too! This is going to be something that we’re going to start doing regularly so more people come to the forums. It’s a GREAT way to interact with the community and really be a voice in the clan! Here’s the link for the sign-up forum, and if you don’t have a WordPress or AK907 Forums account (WordPress and AK907 accounts carry over), let me know what you want your username to be and I’ll hook you up with a password: http://forums.ak907.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=144
That’s all for today! Be sure you complete the survey above so we can get a map rotation going that’s a little more “official”. I will tally responses next week!
The winner of Thursday night’s Weekly Clan Event and a peak into what we’re getting in March with End Game.
Weekly Clan Event
This week’s clan event went well with a few clan members joining on TeamSpeak to show the enemy team how it’s done. I was only able to make it online around 9:30, so didn’t get too much time to get caught up with everyone else… Still I managed to come away with -19.41 skill the few minutes I was able to play. Dedaciai came in with -47.91, Gr0wzy 30.95, and the congratulations to the winner of tonight’s event, TheGermanR00ster, for coming through with 101.39 skill. He had a great round and really showed the Russians how to play with the AEK-971.
The winner of Thursday’s event is TheGermanR00ster!
Battlefield 3 -End Game Details
Today some additional details were released regarding the EA/DICE Battlefield 3’s End Game map pack due out in March of this year. A couple of videos were posted that showed the use of these new game modes and some of the excitement we might expect from them.
The first video is a good peak at Battlefield 3 End Game Capture the Flag mode and a couple of the new weapons and vehicles that they bring to the table.
It definitely looks interesting, but I’m honestly wondering if the whole flag run that is in the video is staged or if that is actual gameplay and a real representation of what it will be like. I’m also left wondering how big those CTF servers will get, will they be 16, 32, 48, or 64 man servers and at what point will it be “too much”?
The second video is all about Battlefield 3’s new Air Superiority game mode. It looks to be quite a bit of fun and you actually get a glimpse of one the of capture points in the video above, at the very end. If you are premium member, follow the link below, log in to your Battlelog, and check out the video and let me know what you think about it. At one point, I counted 10 jets on the screen (5 v 5) and it was an epic scene to leave us drooling on.
I’m looking forward to Battlefield 3 End Game now because it looks like it’s going to bring back some of the core Battlefield game modes and go back to the roots of what makes Battlefield, Battlefield. The use of the Frosty2 engine is a real benefit to us players, even though we have our good days and bad days… At the end of the day, it’s still a fun game, and I’d keep playing it if it wasn’t for the next game right around the corner.
A glimpse of the Air Superiority game mode coming with the March release of the End Game map pack, that is expected to be EA/DICE’s last major release for the game.
There’s also some additional tidbits about the End Game map pack that EA/DICE posted in their blog, titled End Game – First Look, which you can find here: http://blogs.battlefield.com/
That’s all I have for this week, but check back next week when we’ll be discussing next week’s Clan Event challenge and trying to come up with some new ways to make you sweat.
See you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
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