PlanetSide WAR! Escapist...FALL IN!

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Hello Escapist Soldiers!

This will be our updating thread on our WAR against BoingBoing and Rock Paper Shotgun. Ideas are more than welcome, but first, a few things.

In order to download, the easiest way I've seen is to download the Beta Launcher here: http://launcher.station.sony.com/. Download the game and you should be good to roll.

For those of you who have played before, please HELP the ones that haven't. This is a community builder and we are here to help each other out. Tips and tricks are always welcome. Dividing into fire groups, also helpful. BUT overall, BE HELPFUL not hurtful.

We will be putting up a Mumble server tomorrow. I will post the information here so everyone will be able to log in and talk if they like. Yes, Mumble is free and very easy to use.

If you have any ideas, questions, comments, etc, feel free to put them here.

LOCK and LOAD...it's WAR!

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Important info:

1) Escapists should be playing Terran Republic
2) Join our Outfit, The Escapist when you get in game. Thanks, Docan!
3) Easier to read thread with tips & tricks is here. Thanks, AntiAntagonist!

4) Here is the VOIP info:

Go here to download Mumble: http://mumble.sf.net

Our mumble server is at mumble.escapistmagazine.com - You can type it in the connect dialog once you download the Mumble software.

See here for an example.

Installing now sir!

Installed! Ready! Just gotta get off work (Or get a lunch Break)!
Booyah!

So, will there be a list of who was recruited?

[edit:] Nevermind, I think I figured it out. If you have The Escapist "War" badge then you made the cut.

I don't feel too bad about that since I was hesitant to apply to the competition. However, I'm willing to cover ya if somebody drops out.

Still downloading the client off the interwebs. When that's done you'll be the first to know.

I plan on forming a small squad of Escapists as soon as possible to act as a quick and specialized rapid response force/special ops team to counter whatever RPS and BoingBoing have up their sleeves. If your interested in joining this small squad (which will be called "The Ghosts") please PM me with a request. We'll be needing a small group of people with a broad range of different abilities if we're going to be as kick ass as I want us to be.

~Van

Woooop! celebrations lets honour our foes by showing them what were made of!

Comrade Combined is ready to fulfill his duty.

Downloading now, should be able to start today. Got injured playing basketball last night, so took off work today haha... oops!

Last time I saw your message Vanguard it was called "Ghost Squad", but whatever name is a name, still sounds bad ass. I am interested but I never played this so I'll have to see what sort of role I will be able to fill first, maybe give me a couple of days and we'll see.

EDIT: nevermind, you changed the name again

ESCAPIST: Sound off!

Also, if you didn't get your key, but you got a badge, PM me please.

For those of you that got a key, what form did it come in? Email, PM, contest page, etc?

I haven't touched the game since they merged two of the servers and wiped all inactive accounts. Only played when they gave all the old players a free month.

Should hop on again just for the heck of it. Download ahoy.

Downloading...

I take it it would be a good idea to get Teamspeak installed while I'm at it?

#edit: the key came in an Email.

Right, now to try to get this to work!

Oh well, I guess I didn't get in, for now. Should someone break one of the guidelines you set forth how would you go about picking a replacement?

Ravinak:

EDIT: nevermind, you changed the name again

Yeah, I flipped a coin to choose the squad name. This way Ghost Squad is also a tribute to the Tanith First and Only, which is arguably the most bad-ass group of soldiers of all time.

*ahem* Anyway figuring out the whole character system shouldn't be too hard. I'd say everyone will probably have found their own niche by the end of the day.

Best of luck to you, comrades!

GIVE THEM HELL!

God speed sirs, I heartily wish you luck on this most honourable conquest.
*salutes*

since the server its on is gemeni can we join you if we have active account?

I'm here, ready to do some stuff.
Well, actually can't start today, should be able to tomorrow though.
Though my badge is currently lost in the post so I can't show my allegiance just yet.

black lincon:
Oh well, I guess I didn't get in, for now. Should someone break one of the guidelines you set forth how would you go about picking a replacement?

I would probably randomly pick again, but from those that would like to be on the list...say from this forum thread. :)

Ringwraith:
I'm here, ready to do some stuff.
Well, actually can't start today, should be able to tomorrow though.
Though my badge is currently lost in the post so I can't show my allegiance just yet.

Did your badge not come through yet? Make sure you check your badges...could just be hanging out at the bottom.

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:
Oh well, I guess I didn't get in, for now. Should someone break one of the guidelines you set forth how would you go about picking a replacement?

I would probably randomly pick again, but from those that would like to be on the list...say from this forum thread. :)

I realize "say from this forum thread" is probably a mistake but I'm having a hard time deciphering it. Are you saying if we want to be in say so here? if so then I call dibs on the first slot opened up by an idiot.

black lincon:

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:
Oh well, I guess I didn't get in, for now. Should someone break one of the guidelines you set forth how would you go about picking a replacement?

I would probably randomly pick again, but from those that would like to be on the list...say from this forum thread. :)

I realize "say from this forum thread" is probably a mistake but I'm having a hard time deciphering it. Are you saying if we want to be in say so here? if so then I call dibs on the first slot opened up by an idiot.

Yes, if you would like to be in the mix for a botched roll by someone with a key, please say so here.

So want to be in the mix!

Hiiiii. I've got an old Planetside subscription, currently inactive. Where am I supposed to stick the code thinger I got in the e-mail? Cheers....

I would, even though I just registered for this event I have been coming to this site for a while now :)

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:
Oh well, I guess I didn't get in, for now. Should someone break one of the guidelines you set forth how would you go about picking a replacement?

I would probably randomly pick again, but from those that would like to be on the list...say from this forum thread. :)

I realize "say from this forum thread" is probably a mistake but I'm having a hard time deciphering it. Are you saying if we want to be in say so here? if so then I call dibs on the first slot opened up by an idiot.

Yes, if you would like to be in the mix for a botched roll by someone with a key, please say so here.

Thanks you. Can I call dibs on the first open slot or am I going to have to get lucky in a random drawing?

black lincon:

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:
Oh well, I guess I didn't get in, for now. Should someone break one of the guidelines you set forth how would you go about picking a replacement?

I would probably randomly pick again, but from those that would like to be on the list...say from this forum thread. :)

I realize "say from this forum thread" is probably a mistake but I'm having a hard time deciphering it. Are you saying if we want to be in say so here? if so then I call dibs on the first slot opened up by an idiot.

Yes, if you would like to be in the mix for a botched roll by someone with a key, please say so here.

Thanks you. Can I call dibs on the first open slot or am I going to have to get lucky in a random drawing?

To keep it fair, random drawing

*sigh*

Still no badge. And probability says that my chances are getting slimmer by the minute.

I'm not enjoying this, I'm not enjoying this at all.

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:
Oh well, I guess I didn't get in, for now. Should someone break one of the guidelines you set forth how would you go about picking a replacement?

I would probably randomly pick again, but from those that would like to be on the list...say from this forum thread. :)

I realize "say from this forum thread" is probably a mistake but I'm having a hard time deciphering it. Are you saying if we want to be in say so here? if so then I call dibs on the first slot opened up by an idiot.

Yes, if you would like to be in the mix for a botched roll by someone with a key, please say so here.

So here.

Reservist Athalian standing by SIR. just in case someone gets ill, beaten or breaks the rules :P

Spinwhiz:

black lincon:

Thanks you. Can I call dibs on the first open slot or am I going to have to get lucky in a random drawing?

To keep it fair, random drawing

Besides, I had called dibs on the third reply of the thread. ;)

I'd join in, but I'm a lover not a fighter.

Best of luck to you, Escapists! Not that you'll need it.

Richard Groovy Pants:
*sigh*

Still no badge. And probability says that my chances are getting slimmer by the minute.

I'm not enjoying this, I'm not enjoying this at all.

Awwww i feel bad now... if i could i give you my badge but i wanna play so support us!

Alright! See you guys on the field. We be setting up an outfit right? Hard to tell who's who otherwise. If you see SingingGremlin out there... give him a medkit!

Hoorah, falling in, and ready to role (after the download)!

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