EXAMPLE TOPIC "Sunday Video Game Night: Soul Sacrifice"

#1Awesomest_PrimePosted 11/16/2013 9:19:26 PM(edited)
Time
8PMZ

Invite Form (OPTIONAL / RANDOMS)
http://goo.gl/LUTkPy

This is an example of how a VGN topic might look, as well as a small test. I need to figure out what works, and what doesn't. Soul Sacrifice is currently the most common game on the list, and of the registered users, there should be five who are ready to play at the established time. Of those five, three are willing to GameChat.

These topics would usually be created at least a day before the event itself to allow randoms to join via invite form and to give enough time to notify registered users.

The next part is what I'm a bit unsure about. How exactly would we group up? I'm really just helping to provide structure to these events, so I'm not actually certain about how multiplayer on the Vita even works. I have preferred contact methods, but what should I send everyone? A list of PSNs who qualify from the registered users and those who just decided to join using the invite form?

The rest of the topic would be devoted to fun conversations, trash talk, I dunno, etc.


Reminder
To figure out what time the event will be in your own time zone, simply add your UTC offset to the Z time.

8PMZ + (-5) = 3PM for Eastern Time or UTC-5
8PMZ + (+8) = 4AM Monday for UTC+8 (the most populous time zone)
8PMZ + (+1) = 9PM for Central European Time or UTC+1

Here's a map so you can figure out what your time zone is ( http://goo.gl/vMBbz4 ).
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#2mishimarampoakuPosted 11/16/2013 9:43:49 PM(edited)
You could use the Party app on the PS Vita and invite people into it (maybe on a spreadsheet include an option where someone states that they can make a party and will invite people interested at a certain time), in this app people may talk or type, add each other as friends and prepare for a game. After the people in the party are friended have someone from the party start a game like Soul Sacrifice and from inside the game have that one person invite other people from the Party.
*I don't think these gaming nights are going to work well... however, it would be awesome if there was a tournament with branches and the winner would get some psn credit (incentive).
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#3Awesomest_Prime(Topic Creator)Posted 11/16/2013 9:42:11 PM
Ah, so that's what the Party app does (I hid it in a folder since the update that added them). Also, good idea about adding that to the sheet. And thanks for being one of the few people to offer constructive feedback.

About the Party app, can you only invite your friends to the party to begin with?
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#4mishimarampoakuPosted 11/16/2013 9:46:47 PM
Awesomest_Prime posted...
Ah, so that's what the Party app does (I hid it in a folder since the update that added them). Also, good idea about adding that to the sheet. And thanks for being one of the few people to offer constructive feedback.

About the Party app, can you only invite your friends to the party to begin with?


In the Party app, you can only invite friends, so just have one person friend everyone and within the Party everyone else can friend each other if they want to.
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#5darkdragongirlPosted 11/16/2013 10:33:21 PM
Perhaps make a spreadsheet of GFAQ names/PSN ID/ and timezone.

Then people can request people from those pools if they have "x" game to play. I would play Sunday night, but I have a wedding to attend.
#6MarkthePhoenixPosted 11/16/2013 10:41:55 PM
I would like it very much if someone recorded it. Preferably Nnamz.
#7hustlin_pimpstePosted 11/16/2013 10:46:12 PM
Like it. Look forward to seeing some vids posted of you lot.
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#8OhGoodGriefPosted 11/16/2013 10:50:31 PM(edited)
darkdragongirl posted...
Perhaps make a spreadsheet of GFAQ names/PSN ID/ and timezone.

Then people can request people from those pools if they have "x" game to play. I would play Sunday night, but I have a wedding to attend.


OoooOOoo! Did you find a dark dragon boy? :D

Edit: your wedding dress? ^_^
http://maritira.deviantart.com/art/Dark-dragon-girl-130690062
#9Awesomest_Prime(Topic Creator)Posted 11/16/2013 10:56:30 PM(edited)
darkdragongirl posted...
Perhaps make a spreadsheet of GFAQ names/PSN ID/ and timezone.

Then people can request people from those pools if they have "x" game to play. I would play Sunday night, but I have a wedding to attend.

http://goo.gl/QvRo5J (OUTDATED: Time zones are now simply + or - #)

I've already done so. This is the sample I created in the other topic so people would have a general idea of how it would work. Instructions on sorting it and such is in the other topic as well. Privacy concerns have been raised however, so I'm likely to strip out GameFAQs related content such as the username column and as a contact method.

Using just the PSN would likely be necessary for allowing NeoGAF and /r/vita to join the list as well, so it wouldn't be such a large change. I just need to get some confirmation from already registered users as to whether this would be acceptable for them. mishimarampoaku has helped filled in another piece of the puzzle, and it's likely I'll add to the applicant form a check for whether or not a registering user would be willing to act as a friend node to facilitate the multiplayer and groups.

I'd also really like community organizers, but I recognize the fact that there has been very little enthusiasm for VGN. Numbers are small right now, but they're quite acceptable for gaming fun already. I'll probably move to establish a real VGN soon. You'll probably need to head it as the first friend node, if everyone accepts my plan.


Things to do: reach consensus on issues, communicate the changes to the community, branch out to other sites, increase usability of the sheet (alternating row colors, maximizing space, choosing color scheme, adding a calculator).
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#10MarkthePhoenixPosted 11/16/2013 10:49:29 PM
OhGoodGrief posted...
darkdragongirl posted...
Perhaps make a spreadsheet of GFAQ names/PSN ID/ and timezone.

Then people can request people from those pools if they have "x" game to play. I would play Sunday night, but I have a wedding to attend.


OoooOOoo! Did you find a dark dragon boy? :D


The dragon boy would have to be a girl, since dragon girl is a guy.