posted Jun 28, 17
Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer is now live! The pack brings with it a new class, new zones, new content and all those extra cosmetic goodies we have all come to love. I'm hoping a few of the long time Diablo players at The 19th dust off their adventuring boots and join me to experience this fan favourite from the glorious Diablo 2 days.
It's always a great blat of fun when the lot of us get together for a game of Diablo. There is never a dull moment!
The pack will cost $22 AUD and is available now from the Blizzard Store.
posted Apr 25, 17
We’re excited to share PLAYERUNKNOWN’S announcement on the PUBG blog that their 2017 Charity Invitational will be live on Twitch on Thursday, May 4th. This awesome tournament will feature DUOS mode matches featuring both European and North American brackets over two sessions. In the first session, 32 teams from the EU will compete in three matches, followed by 32 teams from NA competing in three matches in the second session.
Over the next several days leading up to the event, we will share in announcing the participants in this invitational, all of whom are Twitch streamers. You’ll be able to follow all of the action on each streamer’s channel as well as the main playBATTLEGROUNDS Twitch channel observed by Chris “Panky” Pankhurst.
Best of all, this amazing tournament is in support of Gamers Outreach, who provide kids in hospitals with recreation and therapy through the power of video games!
More info soon!
WHEN: May 4, starting at 9am PT
Contributing T19B Member: Dro
posted Apr 25, 17
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years codemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget.
posted Apr 7, 17
With the announcement of Destiny 2, I’m excited to announce the title as an Official Game here at T19B. When Destiny launched on PS4 a handful of members dug in and thoroughly enjoyed what the game had to offer. I'm sure people around here don't need an in-depth write up on how the game played. However, let's define the game genre as a MMOFPS with RPG elements. This specific niche genre is definitely a strong favourite of mine. Crab/Aeasen/Wombat and myself poured a great deal of time into Destiny and we were rewarded with a rock solid game that offered excellent dungeons and boss mechanics, very rare in an online shooter that requires cooperative play to progress.
With Bungie at the helm I have no doubt Destiny 2 will deliver were Destiny fell short during the first few months, which was lack of end game content. After the first raid was cleared, all you could really do was grind reputation and do your dailies in the pursuit of better gear, as well as engage in excellent PvP. What Destiny offers now is huge in terms of content and had the interest remained for our small party I'm sure we would have jumped back in to explore it all.
Destiny 2 has been announced with a world that is 3 times larger than the original game and 2 raids to start. I think it's important to note that these raids are extremely hard and require you to be very adequately geared to complete them, not to mention having a group that communicate and play well together. The mechanics are tough and the overall feeling extremely rewarding. I can see some longevity with this title and I'm hoping our core members will get on board and check it out. For myself, the premise of playing this game with a mouse and keyboard has got me feeling insanely giddy. I definitely don't prefer shooters on console but endured on Destiny due to the insanely awesome gameplay.
I will be actively recruiting for the game closer to launch and will post details on the website as more emerge.
posted Feb 20, 17
Yesterday we held a community meeting that yielded a good turnout. Below are the cliff notes of the meeting and general community update.
T19B community members are currently playing Ark: Survival Evolved, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, For Honor and Grand Theft Auto V. Any members with an interest in playing any one of these titles can join the related TS3 channel to join in on the fun. Ark and GTAV have come a long way since their respective releases and there is a lot to keep players busy in game.
As we look to near the future, T19B will be actively taking part in Ghost Recon Wildlands and Mass Effect: Andromeda. I have plans to recruit for Mass Effect in the hope to get a few more numbers through the door. There really isn’t too much more around the corner at the moment. However we will continue to eye potential games and keep the community updated. As always I asked members to keep their eyes open and share any game that looks like it will be great multiplayer fun with the community.
We are currently looking at running an official community run gaming night once a week and Friday is looking to be the likely day so our RPG group does not miss out. This will entail a post early in the week with a poll listing a few games that the community can take a vote on. These will include all manner of games ranging from the serious type to the more fun based arcade style games, as well as card games or board games. By including this night, it’s my hope to give members a permanent date and time that they can choose to partake in some fun with the rest of T19B if they should choose to.
Recently our Pen and Paper RPG division has had some great success with quite a few sessions under its belt now. I’m very excited about that and happy for all those involved, I’m actually a huge RPGer and have recently wrapped up a very long Star Wars RPG campaign. This has freed me up to now run my own campaign. I will be planning it over the next month or two and will be looking for 5 dedicated members to join in on the campaign. We will be using Fantasy Flights Star Wars Force and Destiny Rule’s. The RPG group now has a dedicated TS3 channel and Forum as well. I will post more on my campaign as details get fine-tuned. As for our Dungeons and Dragons group, keep at it! From what I’ve heard there has been awesome adventure thus far.
For our real life community meeting this year, we are planning to have it at Coolendel, which is located two hours south of Wollongong in NSW, along the Shoalhaven River. This will involve a weekend meet with members welcome to arrive on the Friday or Saturday depending on their work and travel plans. Depending on numbers we will be booking out the bunk house which can comfortably sleep 20 people. The invite is open to members and their partners. It is my hope that we can get the biggest real life turn out to date and hopefully have our Queensland and Melbourne members partake as well. For interstate people I'm sure we can work out some travel arrangements from the airport. There will be good BBQ, laughs, drinks, Onslaught playing Guitar, bonfires and an all round good time. I’ll make a forum post with dates in a little bit, however we are looking to host the event in June this year.
Slato will also be attending PAX in Melbourne this year and has also extended the invite to as members as possible for another good T19B Pax turnout. Our last foray to Melbourne for PAX was in 2015 and it was an excellent bonding event.
That about wraps it up for the time being, as always please continue logging into the website daily to check what’s new, and please continue coming on TS3 to chat with your fellow members. I thank everyone who managed to turn up yesterday and I thank those who sent their apologies.
As always, stay safe out there and I look forward to gaming and talking with you all.