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This topic contains 87 replies, has 19 voices, and was last updated by  krudd 10 years, 11 months ago.

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  • #5454

    Pete
    Participant

    Any sniff of a shindig anytime soon?

  • #32653

    Steph
    Participant

    I’m keeping my eyes peeled and my ears close to the ground (what a sight! :lol: ), having missed the June one.

  • #32654

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Soon as Aphra gets back from travelling the world I guess…

    Dave

  • #32664

    aphra
    Keymaster

    ah now, you don’t need me there!

    But i am back mid august and will be dying to hear about the heatwave – I am off to snow in New Zealand this weekend :)

    Aphra.

  • #32665

    Ronny
    Participant

    I was just about to post asking about our next shindig. Sometime in August would be good to give time to rally support. So what Friday works best?

    Aphra, this heatwave is slowly killing us all. After days of blistering heat, it rained for the first time in ages last night. I just had to go out and enjoy it. Now I have a cold. You just can’t win. :roll:

  • #32666

    gizmo
    Participant

    But i am back mid august and will be dying to hear about the heatwave – I am off to snow in New Zealand this weekend :) [/quote:cface5da69]
    Which is when I eventually have a free weekend…I finally might be able to make one of these. :D

  • #32667

    Nifty
    Participant

    if you make it after the 19th there might some lads home from scotland to talk to……

  • #32668

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I cant do the first 2 weeks in August either.

  • #32673

    Idora
    Participant

    I cant do the first 2 weeks in August either.[/quote:b9388cb5cf]me neither. As with Nifty, if we can do after the Dare judging in Abertay I can make it down too. Will see if I can rally more support from the growing Nephin tribe too

  • #32674

    gizmo
    Participant

    if you make it after the 19th there might some lads home from scotland to talk to……[/quote:947187d472]
    Funnily enough I need to have a word with you anyway, I’ll leave it till your home anyway, I’m sure you guys are mega busy over there. :)

  • #32675

    Skyclad
    Participant

    26th of August?

  • #32676

    Idora
    Participant

    if you make it after the 19th there might some lads home from scotland to talk to……[/quote:25135431be]
    Funnily enough I need to have a word with you anyway, I’ll leave it till your home anyway, I’m sure you guys are mega busy over there. :)[/quote:25135431be]check your PMs, Gizmo

  • #32677

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I’ll be off on holliers chasing latin women then, next one will be december for me I think :P

  • #32678

    Nifty
    Participant

    Thats some holiday, or one determined chase.

    That being said if I was her, I’d be running too :P

  • #32679

    amethyst
    Participant

    I don’t care when it is, but does it have to be in Dublin? :D

  • #32680

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Can you suggest a place more central to all who might want to attend?

    Dave

  • #32681

    amethyst
    Participant

    Port Loaise or Athlone is right in the middle of the country. :P j/k

    But seriously though? Why Dublin all the time? Most people only go to Dublin to work becuase there are no good jobs anywhere else. Why not some other city like Cork or Galway or something?

  • #32682

    Nifty
    Participant

    Cos the shidigs are hap-hazzard at best. The fun is who will happen to get off work and show up. Plus most people have places to stay in Dublin, one way or another.

  • #32683

    amethyst
    Participant

    Yeah okay, probably just ranting there in “I hate Dublin” mode.

    I’ll try and make it to the next one.

  • #32686

    dillon
    Participant

    Port Loaise or Athlone is right in the middle of the country. :P j/k

    But seriously though? Why Dublin all the time? Most people only go to Dublin to work becuase there are no good jobs anywhere else. Why not some other city like Cork or Galway or something?[/quote:58639aa488]

    Galway works for me :D

    I haven’t made it to one yet so it would be a good time to put that right :wink:

  • #32687

    omen
    Participant

    Why not have it in Leeds ?
    :oops:

  • #32688

    amethyst
    Participant

    Because Leeds is in Yorkshire :twisted:!!

    Oh yeah it’s not Ireland either.

  • #32689

    Kentaree
    Participant

    Galway would be good for me too :)

  • #32690

    omen
    Participant

    Because Leeds is in Yorkshire :twisted:!!
    Oh yeah it’s not Ireland either.[/quote:5d55080b42]

    Whats your point? :)

  • #32691

    Kentaree
    Participant

    Bit of a swim I’d imagine

  • #32692

    omen
    Participant

    Not for me :)

  • #32697

    aphra
    Keymaster

    yea 26th sounds good..and I could do a guided tour of Portlaoise if you really want! (nearest home town for me as a kid for those who don’t know)

    don’t mind a Galway or Cork trip either…

    Aphra.

  • #32699

    Ronny
    Participant

    Or of course Dublin could work. :wink: That beer garden place perhaps?

  • #32701

    lk_
    Participant

    There are many places with beer gardens…

  • #32707

    Ronny
    Participant

    There are many places with beer gardens…[/quote:b5aa3fac03]
    ‘The’ beer garden! The one where the oil lamp doesn’t work and you freeze all night.

  • #32709

    gizmo
    Participant

    As a native of Athlone I’d like to be the first to off you a nice “Stay the hell away”. Its for your own good, trust me. :)

  • #32714

    Skyclad
    Participant

    “The” beer garden is good by me :)

  • #32718

    amethyst
    Participant

    ‘The’ beer garden! The one where the oil lamp doesn’t work and you freeze all night.[/quote:9c154be9ac]

    McGruder’s you mean. That only round the corner from the office, so thats good too.

  • #32731

    fitch
    Participant

    ronny ..

    i don’t see us freezing at the mo :wink:

  • #32905

    gizmo
    Participant

    So any word on this? 18th or 25th of August anyone?

  • #32906

    Skyclad
    Participant

    25th, going once…going twice…

  • #32913

    Idora
    Participant

    Aphra will be unavailable for the 25th… I can still make it, but how about an ealry date ion septemeber as an alternative? Might have the advantage of more folks being back after hols…

  • #32932

    gizmo
    Participant

    Hrm, won’t be able to make that one anyway, tis too close to my finish date up here unfortunately.

    We could always have…I duno…both? :D

  • #33075

    Ronny
    Participant

    Any update on this? Looks like the 25th of August isn’t going to work for everyone. Not sure if I’ll be free for any Fridays next month.

    How about the 1st of September?

  • #33076

    gizmo
    Participant

    I’d be up for that one anyway. :D

  • #33077

    Nifty
    Participant

    I can do 1st september

  • #33078

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Yup.

  • #33080

    krudd
    Participant

    I maybe new but I’m up for a shindig any time! But tomfoolery and skullduggery are a maybe!

  • #33149

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I maybe new but I’m up for a shindig any time! But tomfoolery and skullduggery are a maybe![/quote:93eeefb85e]
    Tomfoolery and skullduggery are a requirement!!!

    1st seems to be the leading candidate then…

    Dave

  • #33158

    Idora
    Participant

    Fri 1st sounds good to me too

  • #33201

    krudd
    Participant

    I maybe new but I’m up for a shindig any time! But tomfoolery and skullduggery are a maybe![/quote:6ac07f10dd]
    Tomfoolery and skullduggery are a requirement!!!

    1st seems to be the leading candidate then…

    Dave[/quote:6ac07f10dd]

    Ok I can fill the quota on Tomfoolery and skullduggery as well. Will this be all willy-nilly or is there an objective to it all? A drunken escapade to the zoo??

  • #33202

    Pete
    Participant

    A drunken escapade to the zoo??[/quote:8cd9d0351a]

    Oh no, no, no. A drunken escapade from the zoo…

  • #33203

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    ah crap pete is going into noah mode again! when will the shindig be on? i would like to eventually get to one of these :D

  • #33204

    salientdesign
    Participant

    Can’t do the 1st I’m afraid :( I’m off to Poland. Ah but sure, I’ll meet you guys another time!

  • #33205

    Idora
    Participant

    Can’t do the 1st I’m afraid :( I’m off to Poland. Ah but sure, I’ll meet you guys another time![/quote:146f512739]with the very odd exception, there’s one a month, so hopefully one of the upcoming dates will suit you

  • #33206

    krudd
    Participant

    A drunken escapade to the zoo??[/quote:6e7a30f01f]

    Oh no, no, no. A drunken escapade from the zoo…[/quote:6e7a30f01f]

    Ok so it’s FROM the zoo to?? I need a battle plan so that I know if I need extra socks!

  • #33207

    salientdesign
    Participant

    with the very odd exception, there’s one a month, so hopefully one of the upcoming dates will suit you[/quote:be63dda9b9]

    I’m sure they will!

  • #33211

    fitch
    Participant

    the 1st … :D will try my best :D looking forward to it :D

  • #33250

    gizmo
    Participant

    So what time should one arrive at?

  • #33252

    Skyclad
    Participant

    To feel awkward but be the drunkest fool there? about seven.Otherwise about eight.

  • #33262

    gizmo
    Participant

    See you at 6 so…

  • #33292

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well hello hello.

    Back from down under and non internet new house and in desperate need of a drink. Looking forward to catching up on all the gossip tonight in McGruders!

    Aphra.

  • #33293

    Idora
    Participant

    should arrive around 10 or so. See you all then

  • #33295

    Steph
    Participant

    Off to Blighty tonite :cry: See ya’all round at the next one :roll:

  • #33297

    aphra
    Keymaster

    anyone going to be there earlier than 10? Or just me and my bike?

    Aphra.

  • #33298

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Ill keep you company Aphra. Say about 8?

  • #33300

    aphra
    Keymaster

    ok sounds good. Given the weather I might negotiate public transport into town.

    Aphra.

  • #33302

    krudd
    Participant

    Hm…. if I don’t fall asleep once i get home and actually make it to the pub with the beer garden I think I don’t know what any of you peeps look like!!! You could all be cyborgs, or anime characters for all that I know!!!

    so em…what do you (i.e. anyone look like??)

    Here’s somewhere you will find a collection of ME!!!!! (Just check out the photos!)

  • #33303

    Skyclad
    Participant

    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2631

    Dont let the guy in the first photo put you off, dont think he is coming :)

  • #33304

    krudd
    Participant

    em…. I don’t think I’ll go now!

  • #33307

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2631

    Dont let the guy in the first photo put you off, dont think he is coming :)[/quote:ebb5f3777e]

    I hate photos :(

  • #33308

    fitch
    Participant

    i’m still up in the air as to whether i’ll tip in ..

    :D

    hopefully i will ..

  • #33310

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Gowan gowan gowan gowan gowan?

  • #33309

    amethyst
    Participant

    I’m afraid I won’t be attending this shingdig. Unless anyone is there right now, got to get the train at 18:30 :lol:.

  • #33311

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    Gowan gowan gowan gowan gowan?[/quote:b1b6a4db98]

    who, me? :shock: cant make it :cry: start work in a pub tonight, how ironic! what can i say, students need money like george bush needs a clue.

    I’l try and get to the next one

  • #33314

    fitch
    Participant

    hope you all had a good one .

    this back to school time of year has landed me with a rediculous schedule right now ..

    here’s to the next one :D

  • #33319

    Ronny
    Participant

    Everyone still too hungover to give us the news??

    Hope you all had a great time!

  • #33320

    krudd
    Participant

    well being a student I had to go into my other job today!!! These six days a week are starting to effect me!

    But yeah was a good larf. For me not knowing anyone it was mad meeting people from the internet and not be killed yet again! Madness in all!

    Was good to hear peoples stories and thoughts on stuff….esp about Guitar Hero for a good while! :p

  • #33324

    gizmo
    Participant

    Well I finally showed my face at one of these, pity I couldn’t stay for too long though but rest assured I’ll be at any future ones. :)

  • #33327

    eDen
    Participant

    Hey everyone whats up, Paul here, I go to college with krudd and was in the pub friday! yeah was a good laugh alright, was fun talking to people who are as enthusiastic about games as we are but know so much more stuff about it!

    And also yet more confirmation i’ve spent WAY too much time on guitar hero

    sigh

  • #33333

    krudd
    Participant

    Yes….yes you have!!!

  • #33350

    eDen
    Participant

    ha, thanks for that

  • #33354

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    \m/ \m/

    Line-up for GH2 is looking good, I would have picked a different spinal tap song, but thats just me.

  • #33356

    gizmo
    Participant
  • #33363

    krudd
    Participant

    Seems like everyone is looking forward to GH2!!! I’ll still truely suck at it but hey it’s all mad craic!

    Em quick question, someone was talking about an MMO at the shindig where you pay to advance up levels or something to that extent. I was wondering what it was? Think it’s still in development but I can’t really remember…My memory isn’t as good as it used to be :P

  • #33366

    Idora
    Participant

    think that was Nifty who was talking about it

  • #33376

    gizmo
    Participant

    Em quick question, someone was talking about an MMO at the shindig where you pay to advance up levels or something to that extent. I was wondering what it was? Think it’s still in development but I can’t really remember…My memory isn’t as good as it used to be :P[/quote:96af792b0a]
    Second Life? The MMO with the real world economy? Sounds abit crazy if you ask me… :?

  • #33377

    lk_
    Participant

    Is that not the MMO with adult content….

  • #33379

    gizmo
    Participant

    Not too sure, I’ve only heard the name being used in relation to the economy. Looking at it it looks like a “real life” MMO Sims.. :?

  • #33380

    Idora
    Participant

    Is that not the MMO with adult content….[/quote:f6b949a805]some realms in Second Life may have adult-only content, but think you are thinking of another game (know the one you are thinking of, but can’t remember the title)

    Anyway, wasn’t Second Life we were talking about. Nifty – Enlighten us!!

  • #33382

    Nifty
    Participant

    14 hours left in the country and I’m here posting about MMO……

    Ah well, the game is still in development, but I believe is in Beta by now. Last title I heard was Pax Britannica.

    Roman Britain with a pricing structure thats supports both pay once, play forever (like guild wars) and pay more get more (second life).

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m inexcusably sober for my last night on Irish soil.

    I’ll be in the Mercantile on Dame St. if anyone is looking for a drink and to play some board games

  • #33383

    lk_
    Participant

    All I can remember is that PC Zone used to be always taking the micky out of it…

  • #33392

    krudd
    Participant

    I know Sociolotron is all adult orientated….I think!! But there are a few that are like that to the best of my knowledge!!

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