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!
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!
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.
Some 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!
Last night’s winner is announced along with some key information about the AK907 Battlefield 3 servers!
Thursday Night’s Clan Event
Last night we had several hours of great gaming, we filled up the [AK907] Clan Battlefield 3 Server (and had 2 people in the queue even after we all called it a night!), and we ended up with one winner for the night’s clan event.
The [AK907] clan TeamSpeak server had a high number of users on it as well, and we even had one of the guys that rented us our Battlefield 3 server hop on with us!
Last night there was enough people on TeamSpeak and the AK907 Battlefield 3 server to get it started. Here’s a snapshot of the TeamSpeak server last night.
We all ended up playing more rounds that I wanted to count on the [AK907] Clan Battlefield 3 server and had a lot of fun pwning newbs! The server is running a Scavenger/GunMaster game mode rotation on the Aftermath maps since it seems that rotation draws in the most amount of people the quickest.
Congratulations to the winner of Thursday Night’s Clan Event, with a total of 280 Team Score points, Dedaciai! Good luck to everyone, and save up your medals, for next week’s challenge to obtain the HIGHEST AWARD SCORE between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM!
Congrats to this week’s winner: Dedaciai!!!
[AK907] Battlefield 3 Server
That rotation will change next week when we have the map rotation ironed out from the votes that are received via the survey. Only the top selected maps and rotations (no matter how many) will be selected for the [AK907] server rotation. I think we are going to have to refine the rotation until we have something that everyone likes playing on.
I’ve written a couple of posts for the clan members to use for administrating the Battlefield 3 server. They are basic commands that all donating members have access to, and you can check the sticky topics out here: http://forums.ak907.net/viewforum.php?f=4
These posts do NOT have the Admin Fundamentals in them, which would describe how to determine the punishment for a given crime on our server. Until these fundamentals are written and posted, please use extreme discretion when using the admin tools on other players. Put yourself in that person’s shoes and ask yourself “does this really deserve punishment?” We do NOT want to drive people away from the server!!!
I have installed TrueBalancer BF3 and enabled the skill balancer, so teams should be balanced according to skill and size. Please let me know by posting in the forums if there are any problems with this balancer and I will either correct the problem or disable the balancer and search for another one.
That’s all for this week, but make sure you check back in next week for a few more posts and Thursday’s Clan Event! And try to get our server going, it doesn’t take much so just hop on and wait for other people to show up. If you wait long enough, they will come!
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!
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!
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.
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.
See you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
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