Month: February 2014

Another February General Round Up

cc_general_round_upAnother week of updates for you, starting with our CC Olympics: they are under way with some competitions started, more being announced and first medals being given out tonight — we’ve got events ranging from target courses to relay races through to one on ones and pub quiz challenges. It’s a unique, ongoing event in parallel with the Sochi Olympics and we hope all members are keeping an eye on the posted scheduled and get a chance to go for gold!

It’s been a slightly more quiet week for the TF2 folks as Australian wonderboys @custardo @Hayze @Theyleon @Francis @Pishk and @Gunblade continue to gel and test their squad under varying conditions, including a communications black-out which gave them real insight on their non-verbal positioning and response.

Adventures in the strange land of EA are taking an exciting twist as Second Assault was announced which will feature the return of Operation Firestorm, Caspian Border, Gulf of Oman and of course Operation Metro remade for Frostbite 3 engine on Tuesday — this is going to be a heck of a thing to explore with excitement running through the group on an optimistic high. It doesn’t end there since the Titanfall beta has dropped in and captured the imagination of those who got their beta keys and rapidly stomped up to level limits – knock on wood – the hype seems to live up to expectations with a gorgeous, fast-paced shooter that really seems to reward skill (minus a certain *cough* pistol) and offers such an amazing variety of experiences; it looks like we may be in for a rare treat having two such cathartic and explosive titles to play.

DayZ seems to be experiencing the calm before the storm as community meetings get under way and functionality is tweaked on our beta server to bring you one of the best experiences we can muster in the DayZ Epoch universe. Stay tuned there, it’s going to be pretty amazing!

Last, but not least, we formally welcome two new members in to our fold: @thanatos and @BertTheHost — welcome aboard gentlemen, we’re proud to share our tags with you, huzzah!

First week in February CCGG summary

cc_weekly_update_genericThis last week has had a lot of exciting movement in a lot of areas, I’ll attempt to try to remember most of it and bring it to you here: organization-wide we’ve rolled out new standards and structures, not least of which is the addition of our Quorum, 16+ members that, between all of them represent our roughly hundred-strong group @Bradders @Crystal @custardo @dawniii @dox @Fr3nch @FroztyReaper @Greg @Irish @Pockets @Poncho @redfireant3 @Sh00rs1gn @Shaddowmaster @Smithy @Theyleon and with their help continue to run things and provide valuable feedback as we work on our 16th year together!

Next up, with the activities in Sochi some of us have been pitching in to build our own three week extravaganza for a members-only community event! From duel tournaments to races through to feats of skill and challenge across games like Battlefield 4, Chivalry, DayZ Epoch, Hearthstone, Pub Quiz, TF2, Quake Live, War Thunder and more — who will get which medals? (and hey, if you’re not a member yet, get in touch with any of our Quorum members above to come on board!)

As to more granular bits of information, we’ve got pieces which we’ll expand upon in more detail soon, but here are the quick summaries: Battlefield 4 continues to capture our imaginations and a lot of our spare time, we run “try pants” events on Mondays and Wednesdays which have been featuring strategic/tactical approaches/events, whether it’s a friendly scrimmage against our SAS pals, internal battles or squad-based excitement. We’re still enjoying the unprecedented, bizarre/welcome reality of having players from three continents (!) get together several times a week, not caring about ping and just enjoying the environment and camaraderie – amazing, unforgettable stuff.

Team Fortress 2 is next up in our short clan-wide summary and – woo! – it really deserves (and will get) a longer treatment: first up -> our Australian brothers are back with a new line up that is only one player different from the first time we ever announced them joining us — featuring @custardo @Hayze @Theyleon @Frncs @Pishk and @Gunblade — the men from down under are still in it to win it; scrimmages are already under way and going well! We’re looking forward to favourable official results and optimistic about what lies ahead. Secondly, we’re thrilled to have some folks from our previous beloved cc//Purple squad come back to enjoy some more TF2 together with @AMS @Beetle @Caoul @Dawniii @ePPz @eXys @Foo and @mici – they bring their infectious positivity and try-hard focus as well as some welcome multi-gaming to mix with the rest of us, making TF2 feel fun warm around CC again!

Last but not least, our DayZ crew is back and currently beta testing our new server! It’s a VERY exciting time to be involved -> new rules, maps, mechanics and more – don’t hesitate and come on by to participate and play, it’s an amazing opportunity to help form (and enjoy) your gaming environment; there’s already been some serious discussions and testing going on and we’re looking forward to a full, open launch soon which will surely get more details as soon as we have them.