This is a theme that has been requested many times over, and I’m sure it won’t be the only time we’ll do this. This month the focus is on games you can play together with or against other people. After last month’s awesome “Challenge me” theme, it’s more clear than ever that many of you enjoy interacting with each other here, rather than just posting what you’ve been up to. Since there are many, many games that fit this theme, I tried to limit this month’s list to games likely to get played. As always, you guys can suggest more, but please only suggest games you’d like to play or are open to playing this month.
Since this group has grown to over 300 somewhat active members, and 300 more that might come back at any time, organizing will be mostly up to you. Here’s what I suggest: There are two parts to this theme: The day to day, more or less personal gaming, and weekly (?) group events
Personal gaming: Anyone who is up for a game either scans the replies here/posts themselves what games they’re interested in and at what time(s) they could play (don’t forget to include your timezone), OR you join our Discord server and check there whenever you feel like playing (the Steam group chat is also open to everyone, but don’t expect much activity there). I will add a few text channels for the most popular games if/when necessary, and voice channels as well if we need more. (side note: if anyone’s more familiar with Discord, I could certainly use some help moderating and doing things there in general ^^) (If things get too confusing, maybe I’ll open a separate forum in the Steam group?)
Group events: Aside from the running theme of “play together”, I would also like to host a few tournaments/planned events of the most popular games. Let’s start with Rocket League, since I know quite a few of you play that, and see what else emerges (please comment on what games you’d like to see as community events - Town of Salem maybe? Superfight (in Tabletop Simulator)? 100% Orange Juice?). Also, please let me know if anyone can stream any of the matches, so people not currently playing can spectate :)
Finally, I’d like to reiterate that this theme will be very much shaped by you and your participation - if you need help getting a certain last achievement only available in co-op mode, please post here. And if you can and want to help someone else with that achievement, please reply to such a post. If you just want to play a round of Armello, post about it. Or for everything, just drop by Discord and see if you can find someone who’s in the mood for a game :)
Thanks to Concept for the tiny assassins in the banner (I just stole them from the top of the site :P), to Nerf Expertise for compiling a list of most owned games in the group, and to LastM for the alliteration ^^
Do I have to participate in this month’s theme?
No, as with every theme, these are merely suggestions for anyone who is unsure about what to play next. If you already have a battle plan for your backlog and/or don’t like this month’s theme, you’re free to ignore it.
What happens if I don’t participate in the monthly theme?
What happens if I play all the games from the theme list this month?
I don’t own any of the games from the game list, how can I still participate?
The game list is most likely incomplete. If you own or know of any other games that might fit this month’s theme, feel free to suggest them under the corresponding post. The first comment also includes a few free to play suggestions, so you don’t have to buy anything in order to play with other assassins. You can also just drop by our Discord to chat.
I already played all the games I own from the theme list, should I play something again to participate?
If it was an awesome game and you’d like to replay it, sure, go ahead. Only replaying it for the theme won’t help you with your backlog though, so if that would be your only reason you should probably think about trying something else instead. (Although, if you have absolutely nothing else to play, you can still do that, and maybe help out some new players of the game.)
I’m shy. How can I still participate?
That’s okay. Feel free to join multiplayer matches without actually talking to us - maybe it’ll help you get to know some others and you feel more comfortable for the next match :)