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  1. 9 points
    Presenting Ramsay's new build As of last week I am back on a desktop PC, after my laptop died. See pictures of the PC and the Setup Thanks to duckz help my specs are as follows CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600Mobo: MSI B450 Tomahawk MotherboardGPU: MSI 1070ti RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3200 MHzCooler: Stock PSU: Seasonic Focus GOld 650W Storage Main: Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500gb Storage 2nd: Segate Barracuda 2TBCase: Thermaltake Versa J24 (RGB edition) Keyboard: Logitech G512 Carbon (thanks Shrive) Mouse: Razer Deathadder Headset: Sennheiser GSP300
  2. 9 points
    New rig I bought for myself for xmas up and running i7 8700k Asus Strix-E Z370 16GB GSkill Trident Ram Asus pg279q 27" IPS Corsair H115i Asus 1080ti Strix 11GB OC Corsair HX750 PSU Samsung m.2 860 1TB Samsung 850 1 TB EVGA DG86 case
  3. 8 points
  4. 8 points
    Congratulations - Roll The Dice Turns Eight! And just like that another 12 months has gone. If you're looking for changes around the place you won't find heaps; but there's certainly been enough to show we're still active. Yes, only in the social sense, but active nonetheless. Obviously this report is coming in quite late, with our actual eighth year ending back on the 24th of June. It's late simply because I've been flat out. Last year June was full of the usual reports and camp organisation. On top of that, this year, I've been very busy footy wise and I've also picked up a new IT role at school. I'm now very grateful for the games I've managed to get in over the last week and it's been a good reminder of how enjoyable it is to sit down at the computer for a few high tense matches (when the computer decides to cooperate). I'm also very grateful that when we formed this clan eight years ago I was much less busy both work and sport wise. Indeed, it's safe to say that back in 2009 gaming was probably my first priority. I was very high up the ranks at wG| and had helped lead and assemble a number of successful competitive squads, as had the other Founders. Which is why I was very much saddened when it all came crashing down. If that had happened today, I don't think I'd have the time to help pick up the pieces; however, with more free time and a determination to succeed we all banded together to put things on the right track. It was a framework that still serves us to this day, even though most of it now lies dormant. The recruitment process, which has hardly changed since those early days, is still a prime example of a well thought out structure coming into play when needed. We had a period of over 12 months where no new faces joined; however, as soon as it was required the entire recruitment area was ready to jump into action once again, going through the usual checklists to make sure nothing was forgotten (in large part thanks to @Decroxx). And I believe this is true of the other aspects of our clan as well - if they are ever needed again they are ready to have the cobwebs blown off and they'll function just as well now as they did in the early days of the clan. There's a couple of extra graphs this time around, thanks to a new statistics area in the Admin section of the forums, and they support the older graphs of when we hit peak-activity. But they also clearly show that we're still here, still active, and that we certainly haven't flat-lined. So what exactly have we been doing? The Last Six Months: It would be remiss of me to not start with the DoTA2 team. @Mr Spontaneous told me it was very important that this make the latest report. He also feels that his leadership in this particular area makes him a deserved Senior Member. But as I keep telling him, if he wants a promotion he first needs to explain exactly what DoTA2 is... Believe it or not though, we've had a few other things happening around the clan as well. The biggest and most obvious change is the new forums. A massive thank you needs to go to @Phobos for his work behind the scenes to get this happening. An upgrade has been in the works for quite some time; however, we were waiting on the next version to be fully released before we could progress (something we thought was going to happen not long after the last forum upgrade). I think this is our fourth official forum change, fifth if you count the original XFire forums we used for a few weeks (BOOM! There's the XFire mention!). If you've never seen the first version of our forums, this is what they looked like. I think this is version 1, but it could even be version 2? @Duckz, our first Webmaster, might be able to clarify further. On a side not, that's the first time I've added an attachment on these forums. A very seamless process. Much like how tagging a fellow clan member is a very straight forward affair - what I wouldn't have given for that functionality back in the days of running multiple squads, when you're wanting to hear back from members in regards to their availability but the GA or CG deadline to accept a match is closing in fast. I do miss the old BBCode a bit though - there was just something about working in plain text that I enjoyed for some reason (that almost said "plane text" - @bprc would have gone to town on that). Of course, over the past six months in particular PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUND has really taken off (that has to be one of the strangest mouthfulliest names for a game I've ever seen - can someone explain it's meaning?). It's brought plenty of people back to the active gaming scene, some of whom we haven't seen together since the BF4 days. Hell, we even dabbled in the competitive scene in an unofficial sense, but in testing the waters it makes me wonder if this game could have legs in that regard, especially once it's fully released. Even in casual play, the game seems to have that perfect amount of tension that you generally don't see outside of competitive gaming. I'd be very interested to see them up the numbers per squad as I think a group of us on together could cause quite a lot of damage. That competitive drive is still there, even if it's been a few years since our last official ladder entry. Rainbow Six had also been popular towards the start of the year, although it too sometimes suffered from the five man requirement. BF1 had a few going at it too, in a very different setting to what we're used to, and while I'd like to see it get some more game play that time might have already passed. Hopefully not. Back in Volume 11 I first mentioned about the CoDUO CTF tournament that I'd started a school. I'm glad to report that the indoctrination program has finally paid off and resulted in exactly one new clan member, @CurlyDude. CoD4 SAB is on the list this year, so I'll see if we can snag a few other Recruits further down the track. The PAX Recruitment Campaign also paid dividends, with @Noods coming on board last November. And @Dallyfergo, who got a mention in Volume 16 when he gamed with us in BF1, has made the most of the NBN and farm life to join our ranks as well. What's interesting there is that Dally had both zero clan and online gaming experience, but if you joined him on TS now you'd think he was a seasoned veteran. Another big tick for our underlying processes in my opinion. Indeed, the last four members to join our ranks have all actually been recruited "offline", which I find strange to say the least. On that note, @MiniSanders, I know back in Volume 15 I said there was no pressure upon being our first member in quite some time. However, that was a blatant lie and we are expecting you to reveal something pretty big in the not too distant future. If you don't want the "clan saviour" title we'll give it to someone else. Finally, I think it's worth mentioning that Discord has come into it's own to help with clan communications. Once again I'm sure it will prove useful when PAX comes around and in the meantime it has given members another solid option when trying to find a gaming buddy. The Stats: As mentioned in the opening, the stats are back (with a couple of new graphs to go along too). The Dropbox link if you want to suss out the spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8zz2bk68sakaqgv/Full%20Member%20Master%20List.xlsx It's always nice to go in and add someone new to the spreadsheet. Of course, we could quite easily have taken some members off the roster due to inactivity, but we don't see that as being necessary unless we return to full operations. So for now, the concurrent graph continues along with a couple of extra bumps. The interesting thing here is seeing we once had around 2,200 posts in one month back in 2013 (thanks to Phoby for pointing this out). I'd say that was the height of activity between BF3 and BF4, with large numbers required for squads and plenty attending training; however, it wasn't when we were our most active from a competitive standpoint - I would say that crown possibly goes to 2010 when we had three active CoD4 squads, two on Game Arena and one on CyberGamer. They were hectic times. New topics were unsurprisingly high when the forums were first created. I say unsurprisingly, because I recall how many documents needed to be created in regards to recruitment, squads, our code of conduct, etc. Most of which still exist. The peak for new topics in 2011 occurred just as BF3 was taking off. Plenty of scrims, plenty of trainings, as well as some general clan structure adjustments, all would have contributed to the high new topic count around this time. And a few of the other usual clan stats: 47 Full Members in the clan, with no current Recruits. Three more than this time last year and also a new high for concurrent members (with the asterisk being we haven't removed anyone for quite some time). 11 competitive squads have represented the clan. No changes here for quite some time. 83,807 posts made on these forums across 3,330 topics. That's 28 posts per day, a little less than last year. Our most active day on the forums was June 12th 2017 with 25 users online. Needless to say this one surprised me. 292 people registered on the website. 96 members in total have come through the clan, with 87 applications declined (no change). 64 members have stayed with us for longer than a year. In total, the clan has existed for 2,942 days. So if current trends continue we should reach our 3,000th day relatively soon and could reach our 100th member by this time next year. Perhaps we could give them a commemorative spoon? Thank Yous: The only thank you I'll mention this year is to all the members who still call this place home. There's nothing quite like jumping on for a game with familiar faces, and if the clan wasn't here it would make online gaming significantly less enjoyable. Conclusion: 12 months ago I said: "We are still without an official clan game, but for the first time in a long time I think that could change, either with Overwatch or almost certainly BF1. We don't want to get our hopes up yet... but I'd like to think there's certainly a chance of something happening here." So basically, I should stop trying to make predictions (even though BF1 did get some good play time and I'd hope to get back to it again before the year's end). Instead, we've had a game come completely out of left field in PUBG. How long will it last? Who knows. But like all online gaming, we should enjoy it while we can because nothing stays around forever and online games move on more quickly than most. Really, predicting what comes next for us is a complete unknown. The next Battlefront game isn't that far away, with a Beta due out soon. However, I don't think anyone wants to get their hopes up there as we've all been burnt in the past too many times. Maybe CoD returning to it's WWII roots will be of interest? I'm doubtful, but who knows. The main thing is we're all still here so we still get to choose what comes next. Hope to see you later in the year at PAX, or even just online for a game soon. Alea iacta est. ~MS.
  5. 7 points
  6. 7 points
    I hear uninstalling is actually better than playing the game
  7. 7 points
    So we FINALLY got fibre at our new place. Only a few weeks of frustration, but it was all worth it!
  8. 7 points
    First solo win since the stats reset. Looted a bit for the first circle, then after looking at the circle, thought were it might finish, found a nice hut on the beach down near Primorsk and didn't have to move until I got my first kill, which was the last kill
  9. 7 points
    Finally ... solo chicken din dins
  10. 6 points
    I'm going with a chip in the brain, Games streamed straight to the cerebral cortex from the cloud!
  11. 6 points
    See you in game in 2030
  12. 6 points
    I killed @Silent that is all that really matters ... do you think he could come up with any more excuses?
  13. 6 points
    Oh no, are we prepared for the endless swarm of "here's everything I can tell you from watching the same 3 minute long video as everyone else" And "12.8 things the new BFV trailer tells us"
  14. 6 points
    I am a terrible, terrible person. And while you people bring me loot, you can't say I don't bring you other gifts.
  15. 6 points
    This is PUBG having a bit of a hissy fit @Duckz @Phobos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvySJDwEidI
  16. 6 points
  17. 5 points
    Is it sad that when you opened with 'So I have a new saga' that I rubbed my hands with glee and anticipation?
  18. 5 points
    There is some Worms themed update for this game. Grab a slabby from you local and lets make a weekend of it.
  19. 5 points
  20. 5 points
    Also, Obi-Wan Kenobi show is happening(time line at 1:56): So that makes Cassian Andor and Obi-wan confirmed. It's going to be a Star Wars shower these next few years
  21. 5 points
    That's like saying you had your first root in months after going to a brothel... factual but not impressive.
  22. 5 points
    travelled out to see the Voyager probes. 2.3 million light seconds away from earth. Now to track down New Horizons.
  23. 5 points
    This sounds like a Shrive problem. I can see a lot of the heavy lifting in games being done on cloud technology in the future, gonna have to find a use for all these crypto farms. But in reality we'll probably still be using technology for shit like this
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
    After all this time I finally managed to get a D.Va bomb to work
  26. 5 points
    Hey RtD Crew, Been hovering around a while now so due for the formalities, I go by Panda because its easier to spell than Jarryd, and I'm a student at Fed Uni in Ballarat. So far I've played with quite a few of you guys now and its been great fun, you can blame DallyFergo for my presence. Been a casual gamer ever since i had one of the first Sega systems, graduated to play station, upgraded to Xbox then ascended into the glorious PC Master Race. Generally into most games, COD, Battlefield, PUBG, Seige and GTA. Also enjoy Overwatch and Rocket League from time to time. Keen to meet more of you guys and share some good times in games Cheers, Ra' Panda
  27. 5 points
    I think there is an issue with people seeing my posts on the forums. Commonly I won't get any likes or reactions to the funny things I post so I think something might be broken there....
  28. 5 points
    No idea how i stumbled across this, clicked on it expecting to be some sort of meme or joke.... but i kept watching.... and the editing... is just amazing, and the use of Williams score from all 6 movies.... this should be added in to the movie imo, adds way more drama and effect.
  29. 5 points
  30. 5 points
    Howdy team, It's been an incredibly long time but I thought I'd pop in and say hello to all of the familiar faces (and new less-familiar, probably more attractive faces). For those I haven't met before, I was part of the RtD crew that moved over in the initial change from the old clan (I believe I was promised a chocolate bar by Shrives for my loyalty - which I never received). I 'played' on some of the CoD4 teams that we used to run on the GA and CG ladders, consistently anchoring the teams and acting as a walking meatbag/free target. My expertise lay in the psychological damage I caused in my opponents as they ruthlessly mowed me down. I spent the rest of my energy as a pub hero and would victimize Nev while he was drinking. I pulled away from gaming when CoD4 was on the downwards spiral to come over to the US, Kentucky specifically, and do some study/work. I've since remained here, and am shacked up with a woman who doesn't realize she can do better. If you need to imagine me, think of me in a Colonel Sanders-esque white suit, Mint Julep in hand, riding on a riverboat and trying to say "y'all" in an Australian accent. I'm not sure how much you'll see me around, as I was unreliable even in the old days, but I look forward to jumping in on TS/Discord one of these days, kicking back and catching up. Best wishes, Splitty
  31. 5 points
    We've made it, new major release of IPBoard. Hope everything looks fine and mostly* as it was. New major features: Website is now using an SSL cert Leaderboards - still haven't worked out what is it... Native mobile theme support You can get a members attention with: @username Calendar allows members to set a status Ability to attach a Google Authenticator to your account. Found in Account Settings > Account Security A surprise during xmas Shrive's post count once again survived Possible Tweaks: "Edited By" message made smaller Shrink discord icon Discord "viewer" needs to scale height automatically Recent Topics minimize button needs fixing Items to discuss: We are limited to 6 different backgrounds. The only one I've added is the blank one which I think should be in there. Taking suggests on which previous backgrounds or new ones could be used! Portal page looks like will need to be rethought. Possibly written as a static page with Hugo Shoutbox, do we need it still now we have Discord? How does the mobile theme look and function? As always, let me know if you have any suggestions or issues. I advise you clear your browser cache and cookies!
  32. 5 points
    This just got an update. We should have a hit some time.
  33. 5 points
    Well today is going well. Dip, Dally, Pench and I managed to get a win and I actually got some kills (including one I stole from Dippie because I'm not a nice person).
  34. 5 points
    Second pan kill Also had a squad game last night with the same guys as above, where the final game was at the Army Bunkers. We were above ground and the other squad was below ground in the bunkers. Sucks to be them, we won with the final circle closing in completely, but they weren't able to get to it.
  35. 4 points
  36. 4 points
    Hmmm, "live service" is a lot better than paid DLC. A fractured community because of maps/content wasn't enjoyable. They just need to roll out new maps at a reasonable rate to keep it fresh. But I would say BFV and games on a whole are suffering from gamer fatigue. Take RtD, when was the last time we all jumped on for nights of gaming like we used to during the BF3 days. Time changes, people have other priorities; new family(Sponty, grats on the baby boy), new jobs or just plain getting older. It's not always really the lack of content if the base game is good. For me, I've now well passed my hours in BFV(186) than I have in BF4(139) and I'm close to matching my BF3 time played(235). I've really enjoyed BFV as my casual game and there's been enough to keep my interested so far.
  37. 4 points
    so if you type this in the launch options +twitch_prime_linked 1 you get the prime stuff without having prime lol.
  38. 4 points
    Played some last night, actually quite fun. It's faster paced than PUBG, very CoD or Titanfall-like in terms of gunplay, which I think caters to my play style a bit better. Squads of three only, as far as I'm aware. Solo play is viable, because the in-game voice chat is half decent, as well as the marking system (press F to place a hostile spot marker, for example). Vertical movement is fun (sliding down inclines, and using ziplines). Makes the game feel actually three dimensional, and makes you feel free. No insta-building cover (apart from the bubble shield ability on one of the classes), which is the reason I don't go near Fortnite. The keybindings don't take much getting used to. Games feel quicker, and lobbies aren't buggy. Queue times for a new match are fast (at the moment at least). When the round is over, it takes about a minute to get back into another game. Solid game in my opinion. Definitely worth playing a few rounds to see if you like it, considering it's free.
  39. 4 points
    damn that connection matches your ball mouse!
  40. 4 points
    scomo wont listen to the students why woud he listen to the teacher?
  41. 4 points
    Monday: Tore down my PC. Gave everything a decent clean. Parts arrived later then I would have liked, as I was working that afternoon. Managed to put CPU, M.2, RAM and D15 cooler onto the motherboard, then called it a day, so it was all ready to go into the case. While waiting for my parts to still arrive, figured I'd clean all my parts I just pulled and list them on the BUY/SWAP/SELL PC Parts (AUS) Facebook page, and within an hour or two sold the CPU, Motherboard and both kits of RAM for a decent amount. Just have the ROG Front Base to still sell at some stage. Tuesday: Put the motherboard in, connected all the SATA ports, wired everything else and managed the cables etc. Booted up, BIOS update, Windows install, activate and update, Office 2019 install, activate and update, installed all drivers etc and various other programs. Everything up and running like a dream. Wednesday: Restored my massive Plex library without a hitch. Still downloading and installing games... I could have restored them too, but won't take a huge amount just to re-download everything.
  42. 4 points
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  43. 4 points
    Recruit is without doubt the most OP thing in siege just after @bprc.
  44. 4 points
    Sponty has demanded I upload a picture of my puppy. Yesterday she decided to relieve herself on the floor behind me while I was in the middle of a game of PUBG...
  45. 4 points
    Highest rank so far, #151 in solo https://pubg.me/player/ausduckz/solo
  46. 4 points
    Also, in the same match we came across another naked with a shop set up. I ran him over.
  47. 4 points
    So Shrive, Dally, Noods and I just won a squad match without looting* or shooting anyone. 6 road kills in total. Sorry for my asthma like laughing... but it was a lot of laughs. *We picked up some meds to heal after "road accidents".
  48. 4 points
    With the influx of the entire population of Nhill to the clan, I recommend a small change in name.
  49. 4 points
    Annnnnddd I've already purchased the expansions to AoEII. Five minutes. I lasted five minutes.
  50. 4 points
    It's the major contributing factor in working out your salary for the year. The more you like Shrive's posts, the less he gets paid for working. It's a win-win as far as I can see.
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