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What do you think of having a quarterly game day (4 days a year where we get together and blow eachother up)?

I'm up for it
14 (100%)
I'm interested, but I don't know if I'll be able to make it
0 (0%)
I'm interested, but I know I can't make most days
0 (0%)
I might be interested later
0 (0%)
no
0 (0%)

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Offline CK9

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nEW GAME DAY
« on: January 08, 2014, 08:52:32 AM »
If you have interest in bringing back the game days and making them a regular thing, please say what days work for you.  I'm going to try my best to organize this and maybe add something more to it.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 11:29:31 AM »
When is it supposed to be scheduled?
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 12:51:29 AM »
I would prefer it to be one day of a weekend, or perhaps a weekend itself ?
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 03:04:03 PM »
It would be kind of bad if its on a weekday
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 04:44:55 PM »
Well, A weekend does make the most sense :p

I was hoping to get a feel for what months/days tend to be easier to work into people's schedules rather than saying "okay, let's have it this day" and end up having a full "can't do it"
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 12:19:06 PM »
What do you people think about Saturdays
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 05:06:46 PM »
Saturdays definitely seem the most friendly.

BTW, I just now noticed my error with the caps lock...not sure how I managed that
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 05:32:42 PM »
Sounds interesting, but NetFix must be fixed, first. (currently I have the impression that the game server is not working)

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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 01:17:03 AM »
CK9 - Any day can turn out badly in terms of people coming or not. And lets face it, it's hard to know your schedule a long way upfront.

However, I would chose dates so that they avoid certain situations during the year, like exam periods, school/university starting, major holidays (Exception here might be Christmas which in my part of the world involves going home to family to relax).
Other than this.. it's just a matter of trying. We used to have events for both summer and Christmas a few years back.. both turned out ok.
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Re: New game day
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 08:57:02 AM »
Exam days are hard enough to predict since there are some campuses on quarters and others on trimesters...

Okay, I'll look at a calendar for a while and come up with some date ranges for people to give a general idea.  While most of a schedule is up in the air until much closer to the date in question, there are things that people know very far in advance.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 12:15:32 PM »
Also considering that timezones aren't really helpful either. I mean, who even invented those?
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2014, 11:38:29 PM »
Give Day, I shall play.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 05:47:08 AM »
I can definitely try to be there as long as possible
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Re: New game day
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 08:59:30 AM »
Okay, here's what I'm thinking:

Spring:     second Saturday of May
Summer:  second Saturday of July
Fall:         second Saturday of September
Winter:    second Saturday of February

Why always the second Saturday?  Unless I am horribly mistaken, no holidays fall within the three days that the second Saturday centers.  Also, if anyone here is still in school (I think I was one of the youngest members of the community and I've already finished a Masters program.  Then again, I've been wrong about the community age range before.) it *should* avoid conflicts with exams.

Why these months?  Again, unless I am horribly mistaken (Which I very well could be) there aren't any holidays to conflict with the days.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2014, 05:45:58 PM »
Second Saturday of February? That's next Saturday, right?
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2014, 07:00:22 PM »
Seems it is... I'm busy that day thou :/
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2014, 08:48:52 AM »
'tis always the case when I select a day that someone who is interested is busy, heh
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2014, 12:23:38 AM »
Can't please everyone CK9 :)
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2014, 06:41:57 AM »
I'll try being there. But with my luck, I will probably miss everyone. Or alternatively, my computer will spontaneously combust. Either one.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2014, 08:46:22 AM »
I'll try to hop on IRC tonight and tomorrow to let people who don't use the forum know...I still think it's strange that people wouldn't want to use it.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2014, 06:55:47 AM »
Is there still a crowd on IRC ? Who is there ?
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2014, 02:12:27 PM »
Just so people know, I did not forget about this.  I just found out this morning that I have been "volunteered" to help move a bunch of furniture around.  I will try to make it on later.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2014, 03:25:20 PM »
Well I'm on and checking every so often for someone new.

I'm thinking, I'm so out of training that it's going to be interesting.

Edit: Well, not anymore.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2014, 10:27:43 PM »
Well guys, I'm sorry that I wasn't able to attend and I screwed up on the organization part.  I'm hoping the next one will go smoother since there is more time beforehand.
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Re: nEW GAME DAY
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2014, 05:42:05 AM »
Oh well, maybe next time.
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