MeFight Club Fright-lu-ween invitations October 29, 2009 6:07 PM   Subscribe

Greeting from Mefight Club! Come play with us on this special weekend! The madmen at Valve are having a special weekend of Halloween themed excitement, achievements and hats. Come over to the MeFight Club (run by MetaFilter's Own™ stavrosthewonderchicken and have fun with all of the regulars (and irregulars) over the weekend.

Server information:

Name: [MeFi] We Have Sentries - a public MeFi server
Type: Team Fortress 2
IP: 8.9.15.132:27015
posted by boo_radley to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:07 PM (47 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

bring gibs!
posted by Busithoth at 6:16 PM on October 29, 2009


And candy corn!
posted by burnfirewalls at 6:21 PM on October 29, 2009


oh my god holy shit i am so there
posted by paisley henosis at 6:22 PM on October 29, 2009


I still want this. :D
posted by zarq at 6:22 PM on October 29, 2009


I look forward to setting you all alight
posted by Mick at 6:25 PM on October 29, 2009


Yay, TF2!

Don't forget to join the Metafilter Steam group!
posted by flatluigi at 6:25 PM on October 29, 2009


This game is really super fun. Come kill people and steal their hats!
posted by enkiwa at 6:33 PM on October 29, 2009


Server might be down for a little bit to update it for the event, so if you can't connect that's probably why. :)
posted by flatluigi at 6:38 PM on October 29, 2009


We also have 2 other private Team Fortress 2 servers, 2 Left4Dead servers, an L4D2 server about to be born, and play a multitude of other games -- currently about 50 of us are playing the just-released and big-fun Borderlands. We're almost 700 strong now and the community is hoppin', so if you're a gamer (or at least game-curious), come and join in the fun!

PER ROTATO AD ASTRA!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:39 PM on October 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've turned off account vetting for this Very Special Event, mostly because I'm lazy and it's Friday and I'll be drinking beer and playing the just-unlocked-in-Korea Borderlands later today.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:41 PM on October 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Rad.
posted by threetoed at 6:42 PM on October 29, 2009


I join for the drinking and singing. Kills are a side-effect.
posted by jmd82 at 6:49 PM on October 29, 2009


Who am I kidding -- I'll actually probably be playing TF2 (and singing and drinking beer) later...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:51 PM on October 29, 2009


Is this something that I'd need a computer to understand?
posted by eurasian at 7:00 PM on October 29, 2009


No, a PS3 would work too.
posted by boo_radley at 7:02 PM on October 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yes please do. There are so many people here nowadays that I'd really love to shoot ;)
posted by First Post at 7:11 PM on October 29, 2009


Burn you later!
posted by gemmy at 7:15 PM on October 29, 2009


There are hats, and gravel.
posted by vrakatar at 8:17 PM on October 29, 2009


Candy, candy, candy, candy!
posted by Mick at 9:21 PM on October 29, 2009


Are there any mefi-popular PS3 games?

Other than TF2, I mean--the PS3 release of the Orange Box spews painful static from my sound system the whole time (and no, it's not my system; and no, fiddling doesn't help).
posted by Netzapper at 1:01 AM on October 30, 2009


I've met some of these people. Christ, what a bunch of assholes.
posted by absalom at 5:23 AM on October 30, 2009


If I can get some alone time this weekend, I'm there. Will try for tonight.

And, you know, I bought L4D awhile ago and I have yet to see anyone playing on the Mefi servers. I have not yet actually played the game with other live humans.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:37 AM on October 30, 2009


Try joining the Steam Mefightclub group, we haven't used the servers much lately (not really sure why), but there are people playing L4D almost every day (and now the L4D2 demo lots, too). Usually around 4pm EST there are a couple folks, and then again around 11pm EST. Though this is a rather special week with Borderlands, TF2 Halloween, and L4D2 demo out, you might see less L4D1 around for a bit...
posted by Grither at 5:42 AM on October 30, 2009


I've met some of these people. Christ, what a bunch of assholes.

Which raises an interesting question: what's the proper collective noun for assholes?
posted by toomuchpete at 6:12 AM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I am certainly going to try to make some time this weekend for this.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:12 AM on October 30, 2009


And man, am I ever tempted to get Borderlands.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:13 AM on October 30, 2009


You bastards. Sure, do the whole big fighty party the week before I am allowing myself to buy a PS3.

Well, I swear, when I do finally pick it up, I'm going to log into that game, hunt each and every one of you down, and probably provide you with a good target to riddle with holes.

(I'm not very good at TF2, so just know that when you are killing me, you are just cog in the engine that is my plan...)
posted by quin at 7:25 AM on October 30, 2009


Just joined up. kaptain_kolbey. I have TF2 and L4D, so hopefully I'll be killing you all soon.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:48 AM on October 30, 2009


we haven't used the servers much lately (not really sure why)

This is partly due to the completely broken lobby system in L4D. Which we had hoped was fixed but didn't appear to be in my one (completely awesome) run through the L4D2 demo.
posted by Big_B at 8:16 AM on October 30, 2009


Admin/bill-payer of one of the L4D servers (Spicy Brain Buffet) and soon-to-be-proud father of our First Official L4D2 server (Lukewarm Salad Bar) here...

Although the seriously inconvenient lobby system apparently is here to stay, some trip reports that I've seen on the innertubz indicates that the server search key has been fixed in L4D (and presumably the sequel) for a while now, so I encourage its use! You can get the search key either from another MeFighter or on my profile page on MeFightClub.

The only caveat, new people, is that you have to be a member of our Steam group to be allowed to access it (huzzah server flags!) so make sure to join up. Send me a memail or message on Steam if you're confused. The arcane machinations behind L4D lobby systems and servers are virtually indistinguishable from a closely-guarded oral tradition that is passed only to the Worthy, who are judged on how many times they've reset their servers in hopes that THIS time the configuration updates would fix whatever issue presented itself. I myself am only a Tier 3 acolyte.
posted by burnfirewalls at 8:58 AM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I just joined the group...I'm all about some l4d
posted by TomMelee at 9:03 AM on October 30, 2009


PC and PS3 only, or also 360?
posted by Iteki at 9:35 AM on October 30, 2009


ooh, Halloween candy and special hats and achievements? Count me in!
posted by xbonesgt at 9:39 AM on October 30, 2009


Does anybody here play Dawn of War 2? Just picked it up a couple of weeks ago.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:39 AM on October 30, 2009


I am in, and hopelessly confused.
posted by keli at 10:58 AM on October 30, 2009


I've recently shifted away from PC gaming and toward the 360. I play L4D there, as well as orange box, and maybe Borderlands sometime soon. craven1morhead on xbox. I just like the big TV+couch setup a lot more, though the chatter generally isn't quite as good as the mefite games.
posted by craven_morhead at 11:15 AM on October 30, 2009


toomuchpete: Which raises an interesting question: what's the proper collective noun for assholes?

A clench.
posted by Doofus Magoo at 11:33 AM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ha! Magoo FTW!
posted by absalom at 11:49 AM on October 30, 2009


The halloween stuff for TF2 looks super fun and would be a great excuse for me to get back with the MeFight crew after a loooong hiatus. Hopefully I can manage to make some time this weekend.
posted by exogenous at 1:23 PM on October 30, 2009


Come kill people and steal their hats!

And play video games with them too!
posted by Bearman at 1:24 PM on October 30, 2009


I am in, and hopelessly confused.

With anything specific? As crazy as the MeFighters are, we're actually helpful when not backstabbing you.
posted by jmd82 at 2:11 PM on October 30, 2009


Fresh meat. Er, welcome!

For clarity (I'm not mistaken), the PC version of TF2 does not cross-pollenate with the PS3 version. I'm also not sure if the PS3 version has all of the updates (Halloween goodies and tons of other stuff over the past two years) that the PC version does.

Either way, if you have a PC that can play the game, it's only $20 at full price. Not bad for the most fun I've had in a video game. See you in the trenches.
posted by Cheesoning at 2:41 PM on October 30, 2009


FWIW, the Xbox version does not have the Fancy Updates. No sandman if you're on a console.
posted by craven_morhead at 2:49 PM on October 30, 2009


I don't think any of us play the Xbox or PS3 versions of TF2/L4D.
posted by archagon at 4:08 PM on October 30, 2009


I play the Xbox versions of both.
posted by craven_morhead at 4:34 PM on October 30, 2009


TF2 for $2.50. Not sure for how long.
posted by D_I at 5:17 PM on October 30, 2009


Ah, sale lasts until 7PM PDT.
posted by D_I at 5:25 PM on October 30, 2009


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