Thursday night was another great night full of Battlefield love. Several members hopped on throughout the night for 7 hours of complete pwnage.
We started out playing some Scavenger on Hostile Takeover, moved over to some HT:CQD, played a LOT of Conquest Large and Conquest Assault, and finished on a few Rush rounds last night. We won almost everything we were all on the same team for (the hardest part about these clan events is getting everyone on the same team!), but some of us did lose a couple of rounds because we were split up. Personally, I had a LOT of fun in the choppa on the Gulf of Oman, and can’t wait to do it again!
Dedaciai got “hung up” while he was SOFLAMing in the scout choppa with me and got shot out onto the hood of the choppa! I had to take a screenshot, and barely caught it, but here it is 🙂 :
Dedaciai got shot out of the choppa, but ended up on my hood for some reason – I had to screenshot it!
As for last night’s challenge, it was a pretty close one. I thought about calculating the score several different ways before finally deciding that I would just stick with the “highest general score in the given timeframe” standard. The winner of last night’s event, with 98,326 General Score, was Gr0wzy, for the second week in a row! Congrats to Gr0wzy and the best of luck to the new winner of next week’s challenge (since no single player can win the event more than twice in a row)!
Congrats to this week’s winner: Gr0wzy!!!
Just for grins, I figured I would post the spreadsheet so everyone could see how close of a challenge this one was (it really could have gone to about 4 people if we would have just played a couple of rounds more than Gr0wzy)!
That’s all I have for this time, but please join us next Thursday for another 7 hours of fun and pwnage! I’m not sure what next weeks challenge will be just yet, but I will post something on it next week.
Until next time, see you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
Hey everyone, just a little reminder about tonight’s Weekly Clan Event!!!
Tonight we are going to be competing for another week of fame on the AK907 home page. You must join the TeamSpeak server (click the TeamSpeak image below to be connected) and you you must let me know that you’re going to be competing (so I can track your stats).
Click to join the AK907 Clan TeamSpeak 3 server!
The challenge for tonight is to obtain the highest GENERAL SCORE between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Please join us tonight for some friendly competition and lots of fun!
That’s all I have for this post, but check back tomorrow where, hopefully, I will have time to post the results of tonight’s competition!
Thanks for reading, and see you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
Last night the AK907 Clan had a great turnout with 6 people competing for fame on the AK907 Clan home page, and of course bragging rights! Only one person came away a winner though…
Since we weren’t playing close-combat all night, there was almost a tie… But one person came through and broke the tie, and then proceeded to double the amount of grenade kills that anyone else had. We tried almost every game mode that Battlefield 3 offers though, and I will say the variety was a welcome change from our standard CQD pwnage. The first server we all hopped on was a mix of GG and Scavenger on the AM maps, and it was great fun, but with 5 level 100’s on the opposing team, it was kind of difficult for us to gain the high-ground and give them a run. We ended up dumping that server and hopped on some CQD for a couple of rounds before switching over to straight CQ to try some vehicle play, then someone mentioned it would be difficult to get grenade kills while riding around in a vehicle, so we finished out the night with four rounds of Rush on Operation Metro. We ended up putting a couple of smart-asses in their place on the Rush server too, which is what they get for talking trash. 🙂
No Level 100!
Congrats to the winner of last night’s event, with a total of 8 grenade kills beating out anyone else by at least double, is Gr0wzy!
Congrats to this week’s winner: Gr0wzy!!!
Next week the challenge will be to have the HIGHEST GENERAL SCORE between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central Time, so be sure to join us on our TeamSpeak server for a chance to win!
That’s all for this week, but be sure to check back next week for more info about next week’s Weekly Clan Event, and don’t forget to join us next Thursday for at least 7 hours of pwnage during the Double XP Premium Event for February!
Hey everyone, don’t forget to click the image below to join us on our TeamSpeak server for tonight’s clan event! We will be competing for a chance to win a week of fame on the AK907 Clan’s home page, and of course bragging rights – all you have to do is obtain the MOST GRENADE KILLS between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central Time!
Click to join the AK907 Clan TeamSpeak 3 server!
February Premium Bonus Content
The bonus content for this month was released earlier this week. It includes a couple of premium dog tags, but not much else:
Battlefield 3 February Premium Bonus Content
If you haven’t checked out the End Game videos from my previous post, be sure to check them to so you can get a glimpse of what’s to come next month, including the return of Capture the Flag and Air Superiority!
AK907 Clan Server
There’s no real updates as far as our clan servers go. The CS:S server is still online and operational, but I haven’t been able to work on the previously mentioned mods. I’m also looking into purchasing CS:GO so I can start building our CS:GO server, but that will take up a significant portion of time that I haven’t got to spare right now.
Our donations have not increased, so we are still about $25 short from getting a 16 slot server and about $64 short from getting a 48 slot server – if you have the finances to donate and would like to have your own AK907 Clan Server, please do!
That’s all for now, but be sure to join us tonight for a little friendly competition and stay tuned for the announcement of the winner of tonight’s clan event!
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.
Last Thursday we had another great 7 plus hours of gaming with various AK 907 clan members, all competing for a chance at fame… Only one person walked away with the best K/D Ratio, and the winner is announced below! Along with the winner announcement, we have a few items of interest for the clan servers and a call for help!
Thursday Night’s Winner
Thursday we got down on several different maps, some CQD and some Reggie CQ. After tallying up the scores, it wasn’t even close… Gr0wzy pwned all of us hard with his 1.80 K/D Ratio.The next closest was myself with 1.03, then Dedaciai with .99, and lastly KUCF with .91.
I wish that the stats tracking was working on our CS:S server because we actually hopped on it the last 2 hours of the night and SEVERAL older clan members joined us for some friendly rounds of GunGame… It was a blast and the K/D Ratio would have been nice to track, but the resources weren’t available to me to track CS:S players just yet (what can I say, CS:S ain’t no Battlelog…)
I just don’t know how he does it, but congrats to Gr0wzy and best of luck this Thursday when we will be competing for another week of fame on our home page, and of course bragging rights!
This week’s competition will be to obtain the highest SKILL between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM, on Thursday. I think this week’s event is going to be just luck of the draw because if any of us can actually manipulate the SKILL stat, I would be very surprised… From what I hear, it’s quite complex and has almost nothing to do with Battlefield at all, but more the make and model of vehicle you drive (personally, IRL).
The winner of Thursday’s event is Gr0wzy!
The AK 907 Clan’s CounterStrike:Source Server has been running with no issues for a couple of weeks now. Last Thursday several clan members hopped on during the clan event, but I was unable to track their stats due to some problems with the stats-tracking plugins on the server. I am planning on installing several other mods onto the server (ScoutzKnivez (SK), JailBreak (JB), Knife Arena (KA), Surf, ETC), but there’s a few reasons why I haven’t started on those installations…
What maps do I install?
I know not all of the mods have a ton of maps, but it would be VERY helpful to know what YOU, the players, want from each of these mods
What mods do I install and where do I get them?
I’m assuming SK is a mod, but where do I download the installation from, and what is it a plugin for (SourceMod, MetaMod, etc)?
I will need to re-write the code for the ManiAdmin Menu for each of these plugins to work through the menu, AND I need to figure out how to create a command or script that will restore all of the default CS:S settings, so if we just want to play a clean round of CS:S on de_dust2 with all of the default spawn points, we can just select that option from the menu. This presents a problem to me because I don’t have time to write a new menu code just yet, but may have time in a month or three. On top of that, how do I restrict the menu so only the financially supporting members have pretty much unrestricted access, and what do I give the non-financially supporting members access to (by “restrict” I mean what should they have access to and what should they not have access to)? If you don’t support the clan, why should you have the ability to change maps, kick, change game modes, etc? These are all questions that I have that members of the clan need to come together and discuss. The forums would be an excellent spot to start this discussion, but the discussion hasn’t been started yet (check back SOON).
Battlefield 3 Server
The AK 907 Clan is still looking to purchase its own BF3 server and has made a little progress on the donation side (we’re up to just over $6!), but we’re not even half way to getting our own 16 man server, let alone a 48 man. I think that I will keep trying to promote donating to the clan for the next few months until I get enough extra cash to purchase a 48 man server for a month. Over that month we can gauge the public reaction to the server and see what kind of interest we get in the clan. If things are good and we obtain several new members over the month of having the server, maybe we can reduce the number of players on the server to a number that matches our monthly donations the next month and keep operating under such organization.
Do any of the clan members have any thoughts or ideas about the above? Please speak to GvnrRickPerry or Dedaciai so we can document your responses and make a decision to move forward based on clan input.
I would like to thank everyone for joining us for the AK907 Weekly Clan Event – it definitely makes for a fun time and gives us something to compete for!
I would like to put forward the opportunity for clan members (meaning, anyone that is listed on the roster located HERE in the forums) to be more active in the Clan. If you have time, are interested in making the AK907 Clan better, and are willing to put the time in, send GvnrRickPerry an email, Facebook message, TS3 message, or hit me on TeamSpeak and let me know what you’re interested in doing. I will see what I need to do in order to get you the access you need to help the clan out. Things I have in mind are
Writing articles for the blog
Optimizing the SEO for the blog
Marketing the clan
Upkeep on the blog, forums, clan servers, or any other function (may require technical skills and Linux experience)
Posting daily on the Facebook or Google+ Clan page (daily posts make us look more active!)
Brainstorming to come up with ideas for the clan
Anything you can think of that would improve our clan image and make us more appealing to the public
Of course everyone on the clan roster is responsible for recruiting new members into the clan, so that was left out of the list above, but seriously; anything you can think of that would help the clan grow, we are open for.
That’s all for now. Until next time, see you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
Today’s blog post will feature a few Battlefield 3 Wallpapers that I have found on the net, an update on the CounterStrike:Source server and the mods and maps that are installed on it, as well as this weeks Clan Event.
Donate to our Cause!
Firstly, I want to mention that we have setup the clan to accept donations for the purchase/rental of our own AK907 Battlefield 3 server! Please donate to the cause via the donate button in the sidebar or below. The goal is to raise 65$ per month to pay for a 48 man – all maps – Battlefield 3 CQ and/or CQD server. All AK907 members will have permissions on the server, but those that donate to the cause will receive additional permissions on the server. The “basic” permissions are going to be VERY restricted, while the actual financially supporting members will have pretty much free reign on the server as far as permissions go.
Right now we are $6.19 closer to having a server, so please donate to the cause!
Battlefield 3 Wallpapers
I’ve been looking for various items to bring to our blog, but honestly the Battlefield 3 news is diminishing. I believe the devs are busy working on Battlefield 4 or End Game so they have slowed their posting on the Battlefield 3 blog, so much that their last post was in November!? In any case, I ran across some very nice Battlefield 3 wallpapers that I think you may enjoy. Click the image below to be taken to the BF3 Blog where the wallpaper can be downloaded.
The Russian wallpaper from BF3Blog.com
AK907 Clan CountersStrike:Source Server
As you all know I’ve been working on getting a CounterStrike:Source server up and running for us, and I think I finally have everything where I want it to be. I have installed several plugins, a ton of additional (very popular) maps, and the GunGame script. I’ve been testing it out, refining things, over the past week and I think it’s finally at a place where I can be hands-off and just kind of let things run. For everyone’s information, the following plugins are installed:
Mani Admin Plugin
On top of the above mentioned plugins, I have installed the following map list onto the CS:S Server:
Not all of the maps above are in the Mani Admin Plugin, but I have tried to select the most popular maps and ensure they are in the plugin so you can change the maps via the plugin when you desire to do so.
Lastly, I will need everyone’s SteamID so I can add you to the Mani Admin Plugin so you can administrate the server. Please get this to me as soon as possible so I can finish setting up the CS:S Server and call it complete. Once I have a small group of SteamID’s and I’ve updated the clients list on the Mani Admin Plugin, I will post a brief overview of the Mani Admin Plugin and how to use it. It’s the simplest administration plugin out there and way less complicated than RCON or many other server management tools. If you do not know your SteamID, please go here: http://steamidfinder.com/ and fill out the requested information so you can obtain this ID. You can leave your SteamID in the comments or in the forums as I have posted a new post in the AK907 Members section regarding this. If you do not have access to the forums, just let me know and I can get you set up.
This Week’s Clan Event
This Thursday we will be having another Clan Event. All are welcome to participate and compete for the prize of a week of fame on the home page and bragging rights. This week the challenge is to obtain the BEST K/D RATIO between the hours of 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM this Thursday. I will go through all of the Battle Reports once 11:00 PM rolls around and calculate the best K/D average for all participants who have joined our TeamSpeak server. You MUST join the Clan TeamSpeak server to be eligible to win this event!!!
I’m thinking maybe this Thursday we could hop on the CounterStrike:Source server for a few rounds as well. There are bots on the server, and I actually had a few random’s hop on with me last night while I was testing it out. We had at least 5 rounds of fun before I had to call it a night!
That’s all I have for today, but I look forward to seeing you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
Last night was another great 7 hours of gaming! We had a few new people hop on TeamSpeak, we played several different game modes in Battlefield 3, and discussed the addition of our CounterStrike:Source server!
Thursday Night’s Winner
Last night several of us got online and tried to kill as much as possible from within vehicles. A few of us had some great runs, but there is only one victor this week. The winner of last night’s event, with an unheard of 59 vehicle kills spread over just 7 games, is xStormSoulx!
xStormSoulx wins last night’s clan event with 59 vehicle kills!
Congratulations on the win, xStormSoulx, and we hope to see you online next Thursday for 7 more hours of straight ownage!
CounterStrike:Source AK907 Clan
In addition to the clan now accepting donations to go toward purchasing a Battlefield 3 server, we have finally gotten our own CounterStrike:Source server up! I have written a new page, titled “AK907 Clan Servers” (click the link to be taken there) that will house all of our server information. We will be adding at least the Gun Game mod and the Admin mod so the server can be easily managed and fun to play on, so if you would like to check it out, connect via ak907.net:27015.
Once the mods have been installed, I will post the Administrative information in the forums (secured) so all of the clan members can gain access to the server when they need it. Please contact me if you do not have an account for the forums and I will create an account and forward you the login information.
I have went over the entire list of Battlefield 3 server providers here in the US and compiled a spreadsheet of pricing for all of them. All the prices are for a 48 man server and they vary from right at $40 to $105. Personally, I want a server that gives us the option of purchasing the “CPU Priority” feature which will (hopefully) allow our server to run as best it can. The feature is included in the price for the providers that offer it, and the providers that offer it are highlighted yellow. You can check out the spreadsheet here: http://sdrv.ms/XHibYX and let me know what you think about the list and what you would prefer to have (leave notes in the comments section of this post). I believe the goal we should be aiming for on a monthly basis is about $65, and for most providers that is what we need to pay to get started. So we have our goal now and we are $1.64closer to it from donations, YAY! If you have the means and support the clan having it’s own server, please:
That’s all I have for now, so thank you for reading and I look forward to SEEING YOU ON THE BATTLEFIELD, SOLDIER!!!
Happy Thursday everyone, I hope today is a great day for you! I want to start off with the game plan for the Battlefield 3 competition starting at 4:00 PM this evening and go over a couple of updates regarding Battlefield 3.
Clan Game Night
Tonight is the AK907 clan’s weekly gaming event. I apologize for being out last week, but there was nothing that could be done to organize the event. I have also talked it over with a few members and we have decided to change the weekly challenge from the previously posted Most SQUAD ASSISTS to Most VEHICLE KILLS to try and encourage playing something besides Close Quarters all night long. The =365= Insomnia server is a great server for us to obtain these vehicle kills, but there are a few other places I’ve had my eyes on as well, and who knows… We may want to try out a few rounds of Rush!
Click to join the AK907 Clan TeamSpeak 3 server!
Be sure to join our TeamSpeak 3 server via clicking the picture above so we can fight as a team and ensure the demise of the enemy! The event will be starting at 4:00 PM and will end at 11:00 PM tonight. As usual, the competition is not limited to strictly clan members, but is open to anyone who joins us on TeamSpeak – we look forward to seeing you on!
Battlefield 3 January Assignments
Updates on the Battlefield
5 New assignments have dropped for Battlefield 3 Premium members, including camouflage unlocks for 5 regularly used guns. You can read more about it and what the requirements are to unlock these camos by clicking the assignments picture above to be taken to the EA/DICE blog post.
I have configured a PayPal for us to begin accepting donations. These donations will be used to purchase our first official Battlefield 3 clan server! We need to discuss the size of the server we want to have (more players = more cost) and what kind of maps rotation we want. As well, I would like to add the “CPU Priority” feature I’ve seen on a few game hosts sites – this will give us the best performance on the server, and hopefully reduce the lag and glitches associated with an underpowered server running too many games. Please feel free to donate at will and once we have received enough donations to pay for the initial cost we will purchase the server. Once we have the server we will continue to keep it up until such time we no longer are receiving enough donations to do so. I would like everyone to have some kind of administration capabilities on the server, to make it more appealing to play on, but abuse of those administrator powers will not be tolerated!
That being said, you can donate to the clan by clicking the “Donate” button in the sidebar or by clicking here:
That’s all I have for now! I hope to see you online this evening for several hours of gaming.
Thursday night’s Clan Event was a great way to start the new year with a record attendance and several hours of pwning on the battlefield to come up with a winner! We cycled through many game modes to diversify our play time and ended up finishing the night playing Rush.
Congratulations to the winner of last night’s event, with an average accuracy during the time allotted of 28%, Supr3m3Justic3! The home page has been updated with the winners name, so the bragging rights may commence.
Supr3m3Justic3 AK907 Clan
Next week will be a personally busy week for me and I may have some difficulties getting things posted and together for next weeks clan event. I will see if something can be coordinated, but as of right now I do not know if I will be online to gather the information needed for the weekly competition.
That’s all the updates for tonight.
See you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
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