2 Weeks at a glance:
KoQ Clan Meeting!!
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Events as of 8/2/99.
KoQ Clan Meeting!!
|November 13th 1999||KoQ Clan Meeting|
|October 8th 1999||Lan party attendance|
The following people have committed to attending the Lan Party.
|Snare||Tae em War|
|Cadrys||Vile (Dante's Kid)|
|Dante||Vomit (Dante's Kid)|
|Crotalus||Jarv (Grand PooBah)|
I will add the names as I get them.
|October 6th 1999||Lan Party update!|
It's getting close!
Now's the time to get in those RSV P's for the party. This looks like it will be the biggest and best yet. As I get final confirmation from each of you guys, I will post it on here. There will be lots to do and great fun to be had.
Once again, ALL KOQ's AND THEIR WIVES, FRIENDS, CHILDREN, ET ARE INVITED. There is a pool table, foosball table, hot tub, fun, food, and drink. Please send your RSV P's to this account firstname.lastname@example.org. This is important because it will let me know how much food and space I need. If you have any special needs or any hardware that you need, please include it with the rsvp. I am looking forward to seeing and meeting you all!
|August 3rd 1999||Date set for Fall Lan Party!|
KoQ 2nd Annual Lan Party and Goat Round-up.
Ok guys, here is the news we have all been waiting for! We are gonna pitch a bitch (no Serko, I'm not talking about you) on November 5th, 6th, and 7th. For those of you who do not have a calendar handy, that's a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Lan party, like the other lan parties, will be held at the beautiful Dante hotel and casino. Dallas, Texas.
My home is open to anyone who needs to stay overnight (nights). As before, I will have all the food and drink covered. Just make sure you bring your computer! We still have a while before the RSV P's are needed, just start planning on attending. This party should be our biggest yet! Cadrys will be here as so will all the Dallas scum.
The party is open to ALL KoQ and ex-KoQ members as well as their families and friends. Wives, girlfriends, and children are invited! There is plenty to do and see. Count on having a great time and 'putin till ya drop.
I will have some extra lan cards for those of you who might not have one. If you need any hardware, just send me a note and I will see if I can arrange to have it here. I have all the cables, hubs, tables and chairs already.
I will be available to pick up people from the airport, train or bus station, or to bail you losers out of jail. :)
I will make periodic (and idiotic) updates as time goes along. However, should you need any further info, you can e-mail me at email@example.com .
This is gonna be a blast!
|August 2nd 1999||Battlelogs removed due to disk quota|
Battlelogs removed (well, compressed)
Tripod pay-membership has expired, and the current state of KoQ leads me to not reactivate the pay-account. It is no longer a necessity to have the additional space as long as we are in an inactive state.
However, our site will remain open as a free-account. This change has reduced our available webspace from 22 megs down to 11 megs. In order to comply to the new limit, I've removed the battle-logs from the website. The main battlelog page will remain as a note of our past matches, etc.
For those that wish to have the battlelogs, you can download a compressed version of all the battlelogs. Its only 1.7mb compressed, compared to a whopping 16+ megs as it existed on this site in ascii form.
This move will allow us to keep the KoQ site alive and available for any future endeavors we may have.
It'll also allow Dante to continue his updates to the site! (Sorry for my delay-- he has wanted to post more news but Tripod locked us out for a bit.. hehe)
|June 7th 1999||Howz about a little update?|
Well, not much really. KoQ has gone inactive. (duh)
What's going to happen?
That's another story. As for right now, KoQ will remain a clan of old friends that are just too stubborn to die. We still occasionally get visits in IRC from some of the old farts (when they have to leave EQ to go to the bathroom or eat or something) and we still get together and play some tf here and there. As far as particulars, this is all that I have info on:
Cadrys - Enjoying fatherhood. Learning the basics of babydom. How they eat, sleep and poop. Keep up the good work Cads!
Shamuka - Currently employed as a computer sales/consultant. Specializes in giving the advice on how to install IE5 and reformatting your machine.
Crotalus - Still as big an ass as he ever was, only now he is making the people who play tribes pay......
Snare - The Howard Hughes of KoQ. Never see him, Never hear from him, but we know he is there...........
Jarv - man of mystery. Sucked into the decadent world of EQ and never to be seen again..........
Beserq - Cant make up his mind. Today he goes by Ronin. He still shoots his teammates though.
Rot - Finally a man who has found a life! No computer whatsoever! He is getting married in the summer, and to a very pretty woman. Remember Rot, I get to kiss the bride!
Dunkster - Bought a new house! He will be around more after he gets settled.
People who have been possessed by EQ:
5) Hopper (Hooper)
may they rest in peace
Please make use of the Delphi message board and our public server. For those of you who cant remember,
Message Board - See above link
IRC Channel #clan_koq Gamesnet
Pub Server 188.8.131.52:27500
Just a note..... I actually saw and talked with Jenkins yesterday. He was on our public server. Hopefully he will come by from time to time. Also, please note on the calendar, I still have Friday nights listed as a public server night. If anyone has a better day for this, please let me know.
See y'all around!
|May 3rd 1999||This week's notices posted.|
Scrim last night.
While we did win the scrim against NUK last night, I couldn't help but notice some problems. The main thing that bothers me is the lack of communication. It is very important for the offense to report enemy flag locations. For some reason, we have stopped using Battlecom or Roger Wilco. To not take advantage of these programs is just plain silly. We are fortunate enough to have a full time Battlecom server as well as a Roger Wilco server. Rot has been nice enough to furnish these for us. If we wish to win, we MUST coordinate our attacks and the only way to do that is with communication.
|April 26th 1999||5v5 Notice Posted|
I have posted a notice for the 5v5 game on Thursday. We are scheduled to play KiaB AGAIN. I think it might be time to have a little chat with mwhaaaaaaahhhhhahaahhahh and see what's going on with this stuff.
|April 23rd 1999||Notices posted|
Vacation is over. I have posted notices for the IGLTS and STA matches. Please post your notices when you can.
This weekend, please come by IRC and see what's going on. We are going to need a couple scrims to work in the new people and to make setups for the new maps. I will again stress the importance of using voice comm. Please download Battle Com and Roger Wilco. We need to see which one works better.
As for tonight, check into irc about 7:30p CT or so and lets all go raid a public server!
Have a great weekend!
|April 20th 1999||Leadership Change|
We have a 5v5 game on Thursday against Mercenaries. Please post your attendance notice as soon as you can. We should be in full league play again starting Sunday.
|April 16th 1999||League Info|
IGLTS and STA
Both IGLTS and STA have been notified that we are ready to start our matches again. We will go active in IGLTS starting Tuesday April 27th and STA starting Wednesday April 28th. Until next week however, I still have Tuesday and Wednesday listed as a practice day.
For all you new guys, we are using Battlecom. Please get the latest BETA version and install it. You can find it here.
Last Nights Scrim
Good job on the Scrim last night. With a little practice, the clan will work like a well oiled machine.
We might get a little scrim together sometime this weekend. If you are online, please drop in the IRC channel and see what's going on.
Have a great weekend!
|April 14th 1999||Welcome to the New Guys!|
We are scheduled to play SK in 5v5 on Thursday. I have posted a notice. Please fill it out as soon as you can. I think Nytemare is trying to talk them into a change of map but I don't have alot of hope that will happen. In either case, we will try and strike up a scrimmage with someone on Thursday after the match.
I will be gone again tonight. Sham will put together some things to do. For the older folks, please be sure to help the squires along with passwords and procedures for notices, ect. I will be here on Thursday and look forward to meeting all our new members.
|April 11th 1999||Tryout plan|
Monday tryout schedule.
As each new tryout attendee comes into our channel, they will be sent a text file detailing the process that will happen. Basically, they will go to a separate channel, state their best class and then the best secondary class. We will hold 1 or 2 , 30 minute games with them playing those classes. Shamuka, Myself and Crotalus will spec the recruits from spectator mode. We will need some KoQs to play in the game with them to see how well they communicate with their teammates and how well they work together. After the games, we can weed out the players who do not seem to fit our profile. We need to look for the following things:
Packet Loss (ping helps but its the PL that kills us)
All of these things are important. A very skilled player that is an asshole, will just make the rest of us miserable.
Once we have a few people that we are interested in, we will bring them in one at a time and ask them some questions. Not just serious questions either. We need to know if they fit in with our group and a good sense of humor will go a long way in that respect.
After the questions are done, we will vote on who to bring in. Again, at this point they are still squires. They must go through 30 days before being a Knight.
I have no doubt it will take us a week or two to get the team working as a whole. This shouldn't be as hard as it sounds. Mournblade is a true genius at building a good war machine. We will certainly call on his knowledge. All of us can learn from this whole ordeal. We have has some tough times, but if we are patient and follow a good game plan, we can really make an impact in the leagues.
If you have any questions or comments, please post them on the message board. Please continue to use the Delphi message board for right now until I put up a link to the other one and configure it for our use.
|April 9th 1999||More victims of Everquest|
It is important that everyone (who is left) attend the tryouts. We will need everyone to take a look at the recruits and to help pick out the best people. Without everyone's help, the try-out will be mass confusion. Sham and I will determine the best way to handle the tryouts and I will post a detailed plan here on the restricted area this weekend. I want us to be well organized so everything will go quickly and smoothly. Again I will stress that we will look for more than just skill from the recruits. There will be a question and answer session that will probably happen on tuesday. I ask that everyone please put aside those 2 days, Monday and Tuesday, so we can bring our clan back to full strength.
We had a total of 6 people attend the 5v5 game. The real problem came because we did not have any main class engineers there last night. This all boils down to our lack of players. We will solve this problem. We are still going to play in the 5v5 league, but I hope we are better prepared for the next game.
As of right now, we are still on leave from the other leagues. I refuse to throw us back into the mix with an all new clan. We might even need to take an extra week to work everyone in. Practices will be held on the days specified. Please try to attend these days. We are at a critical time in our clans history. We need to jump start ourselves or die. It is THAT bad. If you are serious about keeping KoQ alive, then please make every effort to show up as often as you can.
On a bright side, we will meet in our IRC channel about 7:30p CT and rape a public server or two. This has always been a lot of fun. Come join us, perhaps 8 KoQs all playing scouts on one team might be fun :)
|April 6th 1999||Holiday is over.... Back to work!|
You will also note the addition of "open tryouts". This is a first for KoQ. We never have been a clan to try and make people perform for us, but we are in need of filling or ranks with qualified, skilled personnel. We do not have the luxury of having a lot of time to work them into the clan, so we have to get people who can step up to the competitive level that we play at. Rookies will not survive in the IGL or the STA Gold division. That being said, we will not drop our standards on maturity and compatibility. It makes no difference how skilled they are, if they do not mesh well with us, they will not be considered.
Practice nights have been set up for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. While they are not "mandatory", I encourage everyone to attend. We will use this time to work in the new recruits and set up better game plans. I have really seen a marked improvement in our games when we have just 1 practice. Lets take advantage of the free nights and make sure we will be prepared when or regular league play starts up again.
We will have a regular scrim night on Saturday. For those of us who do not have a life, we can get together and have a little game with others who are social misfits and try out new strategies and positions. Talrumm has been made the official clan scrim coordinator, so we can look to him to bring in some unsuspecting clans that we can experiment on.
Finally, you see we are still active in the IGL5v5 league. I have posted a sign-up for the game on Thursday. We are scheduled to have a scrim against Clan 15th at 9:00p CT on Thursday as well.
A quick word about our "policy" regarding practices and matches. Most of us are older (ancient really) people. Our real life issues demand that we take care of our families and jobs BEFORE we take care of the clan needs. I will never take into account anyone's ability to make practices or games when I make a lineup for a match. You need to be aware however, if you are not familiar with the map or the setup that we run, it makes it very difficult to place you in a match. All I ask is that you make an honest effort to make the practices. The more that show up for these events, the better off the clan will be.
I hate to sound like a broken
Battle Com is a MUST! Please download the latest BETA version if you have not done so already. Anytime that you come into IRC for an event, you should connect to BC. We need to be more prepared and have all the bugs worked out BEFORE the match starts. Start using it during your public server play. Get used to announcing your positions and incoming enemy reports. It helps tremendously.
|April 1st 1999||April fools day|
I will get with Cads and/or Bandit today and see if he can tell us when the server will come back alive. I do know that if qhost isn't used, that we will need something to restart the machine in the event of a crash.
Sham and Crot should be running the show tonight. I have to work :( In any case it is set for an away game so we shouldn't have to mess with our servers.
We have gone through some major changes. The weight of the world seemed to drop on us all at once. We must remember that this is a game and we are here to have fun. When it stops being enjoyable, its time to move on. I still enjoy my time with you all. I enjoy the matches (when i play), and I do enjoy the competition.
Have a good game tonight. Have a great weekend. And have a happy and blessed Easter.
Watch Hodge and Jenk's tutorial
(2 mb) on Canalzone! - Still lost (like me) somtimes? Print out this
to help during our practices.
All the command points are the same as listed in our CZ Communication Script.