Well, here we are. Still. The apocalypse pandemic is still happening and we still have to stay at home to keep our family and friends safe. So let the games and murder begin!
Welcome to Rock Out With Your Oct Out (ROWYOO). We've got some games, an escape heist, some friendly gatherings and in the spirit of ICOK, we're dressing up and doing some drinking. Oh... and did I mention Murder ?
Sunday Afternoon Delights - Every Sunday night at 8pm, grab a drink and hang out on the porch! There will be a suggestion for drinks each week. Join in on the theme or feel free to make your favorite drink or just pop a soda or beer. Porch chat and chill with Icrontians.
Spooky Movie Nights - Every Wednesday we'll stream a scary or Halloween themed movie. Fill out the form here to help decide what we watch.
TF2 - TF2sdays - 8pm. MvM Shenanigans Mondays and Fridays - 8pm. We're going to upgrade the server for the month so TF2sdays will allow more players. Up to 32. We're going to do our darnedest to fill that bad boy every Tuesday night. The upgrade will also allow us to do Mann Vs Machine on our server. There will be events throughout the month allowing no cost MvM fun. We've got some custom maps along with some cheaty fun lined up.
L4D2 - Thursdays - 8pm. Valve is officially releasing a gigantic community made update for Left 4 Dead 2 within a couple weeks. The Last Stand Update. Starting October 1st, we'll get together every Thursday nights to check out the new campaign, see how long we can last in the 20 new survival maps, and we can even do VS survival now.
Among Us - Saturday, October 3rd and 17th - 8pm. Get your tasks done and don't die.
Minecraft Werewolf - Saturday, October 10th - 8pm. If you've not played on my custom map yet. You're missing out. Come for the bloodshed, stay for the memes.
Boardgames - Every Sunday - 4-8pm. Online board games with Gamemaster CB. What challenges lay before you? Hang out and see!
Heist Heist Baby! - Saturday, October 10th. We're getting an elite team together to pull of the heist of a lifetime. You in for this virtual escape room experience? (Cost $15 per person) Sign up link and details in reply below.
Drink! - Friday, October 23rd - 8pm. What's better than hanging out on Discord and playing a drinking game with Icrontic? What's that? Yeah, you're right, an in person drinking game with Icrontic would be better. Well, since we can't do that, Discord Drinking Game!
Murder in 1985 - Saturday, October 24th 8-10pm. You are invited to an exclusive industry event. A CEO is throwing a release party for his "new" beverage and wants you, the famous celebrity you are, to be there for the festivities! I should mention, this is in 1985 and you have to dress for the occasion folks! Sign up link and details in reply below.
Hangover Brunch - Sunday October 25th - 1pm. By this time, we're all going to be a bit babalaas. Shoot, some of us might still be drunk from the last two nights. Grab some brunchy foods, maybe leave the champagne out of the OJ, maybe not? Let's sit back, relax, nurse our dehydrated bodies and binge The Hangover trilogy.
Regularly scheduled weekly events will still be going on including RDR2 Mondays and Grand Prix Fridays. If you are interested in either of these, hit us up on Discord for more information.
All Times Eastern. We'll be nailing down more details and times as October gets closer. Be sure to keep an eye on the Icrontic Calendar for the schedule as it is finalized.
Note: Halloween, October 31st, is on a Saturday this year. While we do not recommend going to parties or trick-or-treating this year, we are not planning anything that Saturday to leave open for everyone to spend time with their local families. Please stay safe.
Let's have some socially distanced fun y'all!
Hey @pseudonym ! That's a mighty cool EV drag car you've got there!
Satisfactory is a game much like Factorio, except in 3D. You start with meager resources, then automate up to a bonkers scale base that can make thousands of things at the same time. You collect resources, fight aliens who stand in your way to making their ugly planet beautiful and organized, and you can drink coffee!
This is a corner of our second large base, where we've tried organizing things. This corner makes iron and steel into some medium level finished goods like heavy steel frames.
Eventually, we ran out of iron, so we made a remote base that mines, and smelts down the iron into something more usuable, and then sends it back on 6 fully loaded conveyor belts. Its a lot of iron, and we probably should have build a monorail to handle this. The scale of this iron production is by far the biggest we've done before.
Here is the back side showing 1 of the 6 mines that powers the remote iron base. Each mine needs 8 smelters to process all the iron at 30 iron ingots per minute. We organized each into a floor... its huge.
Here you see us converting the ugly alien world into something more aesthetically pleasing and organized.
In general, for early release game, its pretty well thought out. There are some bugs (like the hyper tubes for transport being sort of buggy) but overall, I've been enjoying throwing time at this monster of a game.
It was 20 years ago today that @Mortin cobbled together a server in his closet with @celcho and apushardware.com went live with its first article. A year later that became Icrontic.com (and then 3 years after that Short-Media.com and then Icrontic.com again even tho there was also another Icrontic... it gets complicated).
Of the thousands of communities built before and since that time, most are long gone. Thanks to all the old-timers for sticking around for so bloody long; your reward is being old. And thanks to all the newer folks for finding common cause with us and keeping things fresh.
A "community" isn't a thing that forms once and exists forever. Change is inevitable and constant. Folks who arrived last week are just as important as folks who have been around all 20 years, because you have one critical thing in common: you kept coming back.