AK907 Clan Meeting

All of the [AK907] Clan Meeting posts on the blog.

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.

AK907 Battlefield 3 Clan

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. ūüôā 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:

AK907 Battlefield 3 Clan

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!

-GvnrRickPerry

Today’s blog post is about last weeks winner and this weeks challenge, and has been delayed due to some… Err… Problems that found me as of late. The main one being my vehicle apparently is a magnet and caused a truck to swerve off of the road, through a hedgerow, and into it. I’m confused though because it’s like the vehicle that hit mine was instantly repelled because by the time I made it to the bottom of the steps, the other vehicle had¬†disappeared.

AK907 Clan Battlefield 3

The old Civic dying a slow and lonely death…

Last Weeks Winner

Last Thursday was definitely fun times as several of us hopped on at various points throughout the evening to show the opposing team how it’s done. Unfortunately only a few people registered in the forums to win the event, and only one of those people showed up. Either way, I still think this guy would have won it because he was online most of the day and steady collecting awards…

Last week’s winner of the Thursday Night Weekly Clan Event was KUCF! Congrats man, and sorry it took me so long to get this up!!!

This Weeks Challenge

This week’s challenge is to HAVE THE MOST KILLS between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central time.

KUCF did start a sign-up thread in the [AK907] Forums, but since I’ve been a little preoccupied this week I’m going to go with the original “TeamSpeak Participants” instead of the signup sheet. Please do try to signup for these events on the forums though and don’t let this one get by you. The more you participate in the community, the more it will do for you. ūüôā

Unfortunately that is all I have for today… I will work my hardest to get a blog post up before the end of the night Saturday, in¬†preparation¬†for Sunday and to announce the winner of tonight’s event.

Habitat4Gamers

I wanted to mention a few words about these guys because they have been overly helpful to us throughout our server selection and build process. Not only do they have GREAT prices on¬†game servers¬† but they are more than willing to talk about anything you’d like and what really impressed me is their ability to read and understand some of my, very¬†lengthy, email¬†correspondence.

AK907 Clan Cheap Battlefield 3 Server Habitat4Gamers

Habitat4Gamers – The primary Battlefield 3 Server provider for the [AK907] Clan

Thank you CPx, Grumpy, Mr.West, and everyone else that has gotten us through the various questions and issues I’ve had with our server!!!

[AK907] Clan Meeting

Please do not forget to join us on Sunday at 9:00 PM Central time for our first ever [AK907] Clan Meeting. I’ve typed up the agenda and placed it in the forums, and if there’s something you would like to add to it, please comment in the forums as I will be referring to this particular post throughout the meeting.

AK907 Clan Logo

I am very excited that we’ve been able to come so far as to purchase our own Battlefield 3 server, and I’m proud of what we were able to overcome to get it. I really do want the [AK907] Clan to succeed and become a group of friends that enjoy playing online with each other and can use each other when times are tough.

I look forward to your participation, SOLDIER!

See you on the battlefield,

-GvnrRickPerry

 

Hello everyone, and thanks for taking a look! I’m going to go over this weeks [AK907] Weekly Clan Event, our clan meeting coming up in March, and some more hints about Battlefield 4.

[AK907] March Clan Meeting Agenda

Please place a spot in your calendar and plan to attend the [AK907] Clan Meeting on Sunday, March 10th, starting at 9:00 PM Central Time. This meeting is going to be pretty much an informal “launch party” for the [AK907] Clan and we are going to determine if the clan members are willing to donate to the clan so we can have things like a clan server, bigger and better prizes, and what to do with “excess” funds. The agenda for the meeting is:

  • Discuss and obtain commitment from members who are willing to financially back the clan
    • We need to find out what our finances will be over the next month, 6 months, 1 year, and 5 years and at least get some commitment to the clan
  • Discuss what “donating” (aka: Core) members will receive for their donations
    • Additional privileges on the clan servers, additional abilities, and additional weight when voting/discussing the clan’s future?
  • Discuss what the goals of the clan is over the next year
    • To obtain enough donating members to purchase a Battlefield 4 server the second they come available
    • To increase interaction between members by way of the clan forums

[AK907] Weekly Clan Event

This week’s event is bound to be another fun one with several hours of pwnage! Sign up for the event is here: http://forums.ak907.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=161¬†If you do not sign up, you will not be eligible to win! You do NOT have to be a clan member to win this event! If you do not have an account on our forums, please send me a chat on TeamSpeak letting me know your name, nickname, and email address and I will create one for you.¬† This week’s challenge is to have the HIGHEST AWARD SCORE between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central time!

Make sure you join us on TeamSpeak by clicking the link below, and definitely hop on our Battlefield 3 server so you can join in on the action!

TeamSpeak Logo

Click to join the AK907 Clan TeamSpeak 3 server!

 

Battlefield 4/Playstation 4

More and more has been coming out about Battlefield 4 since Sony announced their fourth gen console. Today I found out that Battlefield 4 will only be available on next-gen consoles, meaning if I want it, I’m going to have to spend massive dollars on a new PlayStation!

Sony and EA/DICE hinted at the possibility of Battlefield 4 being part of the Sony Announcement that took place on February 20th, 2013 by posting the image below 15 hours before the event.

AK907 Battlefield 3 ClanSome of the system specs include the use of x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” 8 core processor, AMD Radeon graphics, GDDR5 (8GB), GB Ethernet, and the list goes on. I think it’s going to be an interesting prospect that will definitely compete with Microsoft’s XBOX, especially after reading GameStop’s CEO’s twitter feed!

That’s all I have for today, but make sure you join us on Thursday for a fun night of gaming and competition!

See you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!

-GvnrRickPerry

 

Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope today is a great day for you! I want to start off with some recent updates and new information regarding the AK 907 clan and go over the sign-up for the challenge for this week’s Weekly Clan Event.

AK 907 Updates

The AK clan has been looking to grow members since we started, we have been looking to get our own server system since we started, and we have been looking to make the AK907 clan better in any way we can. We are VERY close to getting our own Battlefield 3 server (this week or next), we already have our own CS:S server, and we have the option of building one of about 68 different game servers from GameTracker now as well (I built a BF2142 (RANKED) server last night, but will probably take it down and replace it with something else soon), and we have our own TeamSpeak 3 server along with a web host to call home (Thanks Bobby!)

There are going to be some changes in the future to how the clan is organized and how decisions are made, and I want everyone to rest assured that I personally am going to try to keep things as RELAXED as possible while ensuring the AK 907 Clan and it’s members are protected. Some ideas I’ve been tossing around:

  • The addition of a cabinet/board members to make decisions for the clan (including decisions about rules, enforcement, treasury, and any major decision affecting the clan)
  • The addition of a weekly or monthly “Clan Meeting” – This would probably be a Sunday Night thing and it would be a quick 15-60 minute discussion about the clan, members, servers, or anything else AK 907 Clan related
  • Using the forums more! For voting (possibly voting for the weekly clan event challenges, among other items), structure, and discussions

I have a meeting with the leader of another clan tonight to discuss successes and failures and what we can do to become a bigger clan. I hope to have our Battlefield 3 server purchased sometime after that meeting and will fill everyone in the SECOND that purchase has been made (stay tuned – it’s coming this week guys)!

The CS:S server was down for about a week, but is now back online and the Mani Admin Mod is working

Weekly Clan Event

This week, there will be a registration required to win the Weekly Clan Event! You *MUST* sign up on the forums (here: http://forums.ak907.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=144) and join us on TeamSpeak to be eligible to win the prize of a week of fame on the home page. You do NOT have to be an AK 907 Clan Member to sign up for, and win, this challenge! All you must do is sign up and join us on TeamSpeak!

 

Clan AK 907

This weeks challenge is to obtain the highest Team Score in the given time frame.

I know that Dedaciai (now lvl 100 colonel!!!) may be unavailable for this weeks event, and Gr0wzy may also be unavailable, but just because a few members aren’t available doesn’t mean I’m not going to be there. I will be online ASAP Thursday and will remain online until after 11PM.

The challenge for this week is to have the HIGHEST TEAM SCORE between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central Time. Congrats to last week’s winner Gr0wzy, with his second win in a row! Since he’s won twice in a row, he is not eligible to win this week’s challenge.

That’s all I have for today, so I hope you have a great rest of the week and I look forward to seeing you on Thursday for our Weekly Clan Event.

See you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!

-GvnrRickPerry