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Would anyone be interested in helping me form a society for computer gaming? I'm open to expanding into other forms of gaming and the like but lack as much experience...
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I would! As in, I would join and want to help, although I too lack society setting-up experience. But what about the Tech Society? I'm not at UCL yet so have no idea how involved in gaming they are, but it seems they do LANs sometimes?
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(Original post by iceagecoming)
I would! As in, I would join and want to help, although I too lack society setting-up experience. But what about the Tech Society? I'm not at UCL yet so have no idea how involved in gaming they are, but it seems they do LANs sometimes?
I think I'm going to join the tech society
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I'd be up for some CS (1.6 duhhh)
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sounds good!
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I'm interested
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Yeah, start a CS:source society and I'll be there like a shot.
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I thought UCL had a gaming society...:eek:

If you made one, I would definitely join!
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I started in the middle of the year (complicated), but alas techsoc (my first port of call also) is "disaffiliated" so it no longer exists to all intents and purposes.
As far as experience goes I used to run the Bristol Uni Computer Gaming Society so I've got some experience there but if anyone is interested in giving me a hand it'd be much appreciated!
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I'd be interested in joining, i'll need some kind of outlet for gaming
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seems theres certainly enough interest; can people email me at anmanikal (at) hotmail.com with some form of contact details and I'll try and work out where to go next depending on numbers. Some vague info on what games people like to play, if people are willing to help out organising things and anything else people can think of. I'll set up an IRC channel in a couple of days to better facilitate some realtime chat
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I would've, if I were still at UCL.

You'll need to get something like 30 signatories to show that the club will be viable and worth being funded by the union. You won't be official til next year if you get enough signatures, but that doesn't stop you forming before then and running unofficially, etc.
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is it strictly gaming or other computer stuff that could be classed as geeky? :P
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I'm mostly aiming for computer gaming, but I'm willing to compromise and also include more generic geekery - not just limited to computers.
My primary aims are:
  • *Large LAN parties (at least all day, and ideally an overnight option) around the UCL campus, possibly weekly [console] gaming in addition.
  • *Online gaming, between ourselves and against other university societies. (Not too competitive, just some friendlies to start!)
  • *Attending other LAN parties
  • *Run an active IRC channel - people are welcome to come talk to me on there anytime.
  • *Generic social outings

Mainly I'm looking to create a social atmosphere for geeks, and that's not limited to computer gaming ones. Simply put, if you think you're a geek of any form, lurk on the IRC channel and see if you meet some like minded people.
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(Original post by dmi7ry)
is it strictly gaming or other computer stuff that could be classed as geeky? :P
I agree with this sentiment... they could have regular gaming to keep it all together and random things going on the side? Since most people joining a gaming society will have overlapping geeky interests. That's what they do at warwick compsoc anyway, and it works well.

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That sounds really fun, but I'm shy and going into my 3rd year and have only just started LAN games recently D:
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Nothing wrong with a bit of shyness; go at your own pace and if you meet some people you feel comfortable hanging about with, more power to you!
Don't worry about not being a first year; if this can get 30 signatures and become a proper society it will attract people from all years. And in the short term once there's something to put up some flyers and posters *for* we can do that.
That said there's nothing wrong with making friends with people a few years away from you in age
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(Original post by sblackwell)
I'm mostly aiming for computer gaming, but I'm willing to compromise and also include more generic geekery - not just limited to computers.
My primary aims are:
  • *Large LAN parties (at least all day, and ideally an overnight option) around the UCL campus, possibly weekly [console] gaming in addition.
  • *Online gaming, between ourselves and against other university societies. (Not too competitive, just some friendlies to start!)
  • *Attending other LAN parties
  • *Run an active IRC channel - people are welcome to come talk to me on there anytime.
  • *Generic social outings

Mainly I'm looking to create a social atmosphere for geeks, and that's not limited to computer gaming ones. Simply put, if you think you're a geek of any form, lurk on the IRC channel and see if you meet some like minded people.
Some good ideas you've got there!

Although I'm not really a computer gamer, adding some handheld/console gaming activites will probably attract alot more people (myself included) so good you've included that in there.
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sblackwell
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I own every nintendo console since the SNES, and although I spend more time playing PC games than consoling I respect their virtues.
Mainly that 8 player mariokart over 2 projector screens is awesome, and a lot easier than getting 8 people to bring pc's to the same place!
Still waiting on people to come say hi in the IRC channel :'(
Just click the link, enter a name, hit the big connect button and start talking!
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Come on the chat.

There is talk of games and LANs and pubbing, and getting together to do such things. :hoppy:
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