The Late Monday AAR: It's Tuesday
Yeah, I know. Between an increased work load at my day job, a resumption of requests for my freelance animation work, and playing all the lovely games I got during the holidays with you guys, I haven't had much time to sit down and write about what's been going on. Let me rectify this now:
Battlefield 3 scheduled games resume- OMGeeks who were around last Sunday know this already. The mobilization for our weekly Battlefield 3 Skirmish Sunday is in full swing! We played our first match of 2012 last Sunday with a uniquely debilitating handicap: the OMGeek Mumble server picked the perfect time to go down right when the event started. Instead of piling into Steam chat or Battlelog party chat and clogging up the radio waves with everybody screaming into a single channel, we simply decided to go in mute.
I was hoping for the online equivalent of a perfectly executed flash mob. If flash mobs consisted of mimes. With guns. And SOFLAMs and Javelins and fighter jets performing surgical strikes. What we got was a liiiitle bit less than that, but we did have fun, as always. Good game, guys, and be back next week when we all rediscover our vocal chords!
World of Tanks tank company begins to take shape- A handful of you have discovered the wonders and joys of driving around in a 50-year-old war machine and shooting gigantic hunks of metal at each other at fairly murderous velocities. Most of our current World of Tanks players are just beginning to go through the first three tank tiers, although some of us did have a little head start in the grind. Gentlemen, prepare to say goodbye to your cute little Cunninghams, MS-1s, and Leichttraktors as we proceed on up the ladder of Treaded Death Machines. With the latest update, you can now even be the proud owner of a French tank. French. Tank.
If you still haven't joined us in our quest for, well, bigger tanks and bigger guns, please visit the World of Tanks thread in the forums to find out how you too can putter around in a metal coffin, flattening picket fences and low hedges like the Angel of Death that you truly are.
Hearts of Iron 3 recruitment very soon- Thanks to Paradox Interactive, you too can have the full Hitler finds out about experience as you watch your troops get ground into the dust because that dummkopf General Steiner was unable to mobilize his forces in time. Hearts of Iron 3 is a grand strategy game set in World War II which puts you in control of a nation of your choice and its military, economic, political, and technological development from the mid-30s to the late 40s.
OMGeek is going to organize a grand strategy session very soon, and our Hearts of Iron 3 thread is open to anyone interested in learning, playing, and even teaching the game. We're all newbies here, about the embark upon the Great Crusade.
Hey! You! Get Serious!- Today is Raffle Announcement Day, and yes, we have announced what the raffle prize is going to be this month. If you can't see it yet, please take the time to hit the refresh key to load up the new banner. We'll still be here when you get back.
Yes! It's Serious Sam 3: BFE! The raffle, as always, is our way of saying thanks to the generous OMGeeks who have gone out of their way to help support the community. Each supporter gets an entry (or two!) in the raffle. To find out how you can help support OMGeek, please visit the Support Us page.
2012 is going to be great year! Stick around because we have events and contents planned as the year progresses. Thanks, OMGeeks!