Hey everyone, today’s blog post will consist of getting you guys up to date on the latest happenings surrounding the [AK907] Clan, along with some tidbits about Battlefield 4, the upcoming Clan Battlefield 4 Giveaway (Pre-Order), the discontinuing of our 48 slot server, and anything else I can think of whilst typing this post out. 🙂
[AK907] Clan Meeting
The [AK907] Clan Meeting will be on Sunday, June 2nd, starting at 9:00 PM, so mark that spot on your calendar! Here’s why you NEED to be there…
Battlefield 4’s China Rising DLC. Take a good look at this screenshot – I bet we will all be spending lots of time here!
We are going to be discussing the first Battlefield 4 Giveaway Pre-Order! For a detailed look at everything we’re going to be talking about, you can check the forum post here, but for now you need to know that this meeting will be setting the date(s) for the giveaway contest, the criteria you need to achieve eligibility to win the contest, and what we need to make this a quality gaming event! Along with those items, we will also discuss:
Battlefield 4 Giveaway (Pre-Order)
What will be the criteria for winning the prize?
Who is eligible to win (Donating Members only? Non-Donating Members? Non-Members?)
Dates and times?
Donations, expenses, and purchases
Since time on (seeding) the server will be a large part of the criteria needed to win the giveaway, we need to talk about what map rotation we are going to be running that will encourage [AK907] Clan Members to play on the [AK907] Clan server
Any other ideas we can think of to attract people to hop on our server!
Gr0wzy’s YouTube Videos
I’ve got a couple of recordings going and have uploaded two of them to the Mega upload site (credentials for the site are HERE), but need to upload another handful I’ve got
The videos need to be edited together to make a quality 30 second to 3 minute video that is entertaining
TeamSpeak Permissions System
Forum post HERE about this
Weekly Clan Event
Obviously I have not had the time I need to coordinate these events the past month. Others have also showed interest in changing the day of the week for the weekly clan events from Thursday to another day. We would LOVE your input! Check the Facebook question here: https://www.facebook.com/questions/496896080375643/
Forums and Blog activity, posts, and comments
Anyone visited the home page of the blog or the forums lately?
Obviously we have quite a bit to discuss in the Clan Meeting and I hope we can cover it all. I also hope we have enough members/non-members/recruits join us to and give us some valuable feedback regarding all of the questions we have. Kaidok and Hassassin… It would be very valuable for you two to join us for the meeting and provide some feedback to me before we get started!
Other [AK907] Clan Stuff
Well things have been super crazy for me (personally) as of late and I just have not had the time or energy to put into the clan like I did 4 months ago, but I have been working on improving that and this post is proof of it. The [AK907] Clan will be losing one of its Battlefield 3 servers on the first of June. On top of that, we already lost our DoD:S server that was hosted by GameTracker/GameServers. We will still have CS:S, the 24 slot BF3 server, and our TeamSpeak 3 server, along with all of the hosting and everything – It was all just getting to be too much for one person to manage. Honestly, the [AK907] has access to a lot of resources and the management team has a canny ability to sniff out such resources and obtain them for little to no cost. It’s just getting to a point where we do not have the time to do it all on our own, and work a 50+ hour work week, and play Battlefield, and work on our own entrepreneurship or other endeavors in a given day/week.
That being said, we’ve had some renewed interest in the clan as of late. We’ve had several additional users on the TeamSpeak server and have continued to populate the Air Superiority server on a semi-regular basis – Honestly getting the AS server populated takes every bit of 15 minutes of sitting there and waiting for people to join – It’s not that hard! 😀 I usually end up adding the guys that chat on the AS server to my friends list and some of them have continued to play and join on “the crew” when we’re online. Super exciting to see a renewed interest like this!
Posting is probably going to be slowing down over the summer, but I will try to write some articles when I have the time to do so. If anyone else would like to give writing a shot, holler at me! It’s super easy! 😀
Battlefield 4 News
Well, it’s been a bit since I last posted about Battlefield 4, and a couple of new items to report on have arisen since my last post.
Battlefield 4 looks to have a much different environment than Battlefield 3 did – at least the graphics appear to be more ascetically pleasing.
Official Release Date
An official release date has been confirmed for Battlefield 4 of Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 (November 1st for those of you reading this from the UK)
Map Pack for Pre-Orders
Those who pre-order Battlefield 4 will receive the first, of many map packs, for free (Only the China Rising map pack will be free for those that pre-order)
The first map pack has been confirmed as titled “China Rising”
Additional goodies for those that pre-order
Additional items that you may receive for pre-ordering Battlefield 4 may include (but are not limited to)
The base game
The expansion pack China Rising
The BETA version of Battlefield 4 (rumored to be released fall of 2013)
There will be a Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Demo for us during E3 on June 10th, 2013 so we can check out the multiplayer aspects of the new Battlefield
Well that’s all I have for today… I would like to add that we had a pretty nice turn-out for last night’s “event” even though there wasn’t a challenge and no one technically “won”… I did change the home-page “winner” from R00ster to TwoSixTroy per a conversation we all had last night. I hope you enjoy!
Report back for the Clan Meeting on June 2nd at 9:00 PM! See you on the battlefield, SOLDIER!
Today’s blog post is going to go over tonight’s challenge, last weeks winner, this Sunday’s clan meeting, Battlefield updates, clan server updates, and anything else I can fit in here.
Clan Meeting This Sunday
This Sunday will be our second [AK907] Clan Meeting, and I hope everyone will join us for our discussion and updates. It’s important for everyone that wants to be involved with [AK907] (accepted members, donating members, recruits, and non-members) to try and join in for these meetings because they affect how the clan is ran. If you like or do NOT like something, bring it up in the meeting! There’s no “bad discussions” in our meetings and there are DEFINITELY no “bad questions”. Anything about the clan goes!
Here is what I plan on trying to discuss in the meeting:
GvnrRickPerry does some annihilation of the opposing force obtaining unheard of TEAM SCORE in a single round! (Click to see larger image)
Last week we had a couple of people hop online for some pwnage, including a new “regular” going by the name of “CRACKdaSKULLS” (add him on Battlelog if you haven’t already). We pwned it up and eventually came away with some great stats.
Congrats to the winner of last week’s event, with a total of 480 TEAM SCORE: CRACKdaSKULLS!
Congrats to this week’s winner: CRACKdaSKULLS!!!
I hope to see several of us online tonight for our next clan event! Thanks for playing!
Tonight’s Clan Event Challenge
Tonight should be another great turn out for our Weekly Clan Event, so be sure to join us between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central US Time on TeamSpeak 3 (click the TeamSpeak 3 image below to be auto-connected to our clan server) where you can compete to win a week of fame on our AK907 Clan Home Page!
Click to join the AK907 Clan TeamSpeak 3 server!
Tonight’s challenge is for you to have the HIGHEST GENERAL SCORE between 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM Central US Time. Tonight I see us playing on a few different servers, but I hope we can get our 48 slot clan server going just so it will ease the whole stats logging that I have to do after the event.
I believe I’m going to try to change the map rotation up a bit. I’ve seen other servers do a CQ map (any map pack) followed by a CTF or CQ map from the End Game map pack and it seems to attract some players, so I may set that up some time today to get ready for tonight. Here’s to hoping! 😀
[AK907] Clan Servers
Well, as most of you know, we dropped our 3rd clan Battlefield 3 server (Branzone) last month and it was finally cut off for us. We may be dropping the 24 slot AS server soon if we do not receive some additional donations as well. I’ll be updating the AK907 Clan Servers page at some point today as well to reflect this. Other than that, most of our servers seem to be working fine: CS:S, DOD:S, TS3, BF3:24 Slot, and BF3:48 Slot. I’m also thinking about purchasing CS:GO and replacing the DOD:S server with a CS:GO server. I may still do this at some point in the near future because I would love for the clan to bring in additional members that would support those servers.
I have been working very diligently, when I have the time, on fixing the vastly broken TeamSpeak 3 permissions for our TS3 server. Right now things are a long ways from how I want them, and it’s going to take several hours to get them back right and working like I would like them to. I hope to be working on this today and over the next week, so keep an eye out for changes!
Updates from EA/DICE
So, as most of you have seen, Battlefield 3 will be receiving another Double-XP event that begins at 4:00 AM (Central Time) on Thursday, May 9th. As you can rest assured, many [AK907] members will be online during the 96-hour time-frame to attempt to level out their soldiers. We look forward to seeing you all online during this event!
Chopper over the Caspian Sea in the Battlefield 4 campaign preview that EA/DICE gave us.
EA/DICE have not been very forthcoming with Battlefield 4 hints, but we have managed to find out a few things here and there:
Rank up into the seat of the brand new Commander mode and lead your team to victory
The next version of the stat-of-the-art gaming portal. Track every shot, every opponent, and every detail of your online Battlefield career.
Stand out on the battlefield with exclusive uniforms, weapons, and more. Get exclusive expansions, starting with Drone Strike (TBA).
Thrilling single player campaign takes you all over the world as part of an elite squad of soldiers.
And a release date of late October, 2013, was all found on a poster that EB Games had put up. Keep in mind that the release date may not reflect the release date in the USA as this poster was found at an EB Games in another country that is overseas:
That’s all the news I have for today, so I hope you enjoyed the blog post.
Again, be sure to join us on TeamSpeak tonight for our Weekly Clan Event, and definitely don’t forget about Sunday’s [AK907] Clan Meeting!
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.
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!
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