Gaming together for another year!

Hiya mates, some good news! After speaking with Bluehost today and because we have been with them for 10 years they gave me a very special deal to keep our services online for another year. I guess the universe doesn’t want the West Coast Party Pirates to leave just yet. Our forums and website will be online for another year and our Ventrilo Voice server is paid for another year. So the only change now is I’m not charging any more dues for admin/support. If we decide to add a server, extend our Ventrilo or keep our sites up after another year, I’ll just reach out for donations. So we now become a donation only group for things we want to do or have. Let me know your thoughts and thanks again for all your great support these past 10 years!

|wcpp| sailing into the sunset — farewell Matey’s

This is a very important message to all |wcpp| friends and supporters. As you know in August the |wcpp| turns 10 years old and it’s been 10 good years mates. Alas though, tis time for the |wcpp| ship and crew to sail off into the sunset at the end of this year. We’ve all grown older together and so many of our crew have moved on to other games and life stuff. Our forums are a ghost ship and with no game servers that we call our own or games that we play as a clan anymore it seems a good time to say farewell and board up the ship. Clans aren’t what they used to be like they were back in 2007 when we started the Party Pirates and we’ve had a good long run together. I blame the greedy game producers who took control of every aspect of games and servers we used to run and manage which pretty much killed our gaming communities.

My sincere thanks for your support and dedication in helping to keep us around for ten years!

We will keep our ventrilo voice service online so we will still have a place to meetup and chat. The forums and website services will shutdown in September.

Your friendship and loyalty has made this journey fun and filled with lots of great memories. We have a facebook group page – West Coast Party Pirates – where we can keep in touch and if you’d like to join the facebook group drop me a note with your facebook name so I can add you. Our forums will be online for another few months so drop a post to say farewell if you’d like to.

Cheers me hearties!
MarkeyM
Captain & Founder

Battlefield 1 – Pretty Dam Good

Battlefield 1’s campaign is a nice change of pace mates. Each story juggles charm and tragedy which helps humanize the war and the people that fought it. You’ll find a really strong sampling of some of Battlefield’s most defining elements — like objective capturing and vehicular warfare that make it a worthy primer for multiplayer. I found myself touched and sometimes even emotional playing a few of the campaigns – thinking about what it must have been like for those in this tragic war. No BF game has evoked such emotion like this.

Battlefield 1’s vignette-style approach to single-player allows it to touch on under-explored theatres of war that made up the nightmarish global campaign of World War I. Its short prologue and five War Stories each lasting about 30 minutes to an hour will take you on a harrowing journey from the bleak muddy fields of the Western front to the sun-baked deserts of North Africa. The campaigns don’t go deep into the political complexities of The Great War, however the interesting storytelling prevents it from feeling superficial. These war stories tell more of the human side of World War I and they do so with a refined grace that helps you understand the struggles of the time.

The best part of BF1 is the Multiplayer and I suggest playing it with friends in a squad as teamwork is what makes multiplayer a great experience. Here’s a video of some fun stuff you’ll find in BF1. See you on the Battlefield!

Hello September! Gaming news from the Party Pirates

Mateys,

Captain MarkyM’s update on things going on with PartyPiratesGaming for ye deck swabs and bilge rats.

I hope you all had a great summer! As many of you know I spent the past few months relocating to Florida. It’s taken a bit of time but my gaming rig is back online just in time for fall gaming. Here’s some updates for ya so you can join us for some PartyPiratesGaming fun.

1. Day of Infamy server now online — Ah ye old DODS players I think you’ll like this game fer sure. Experience intense close-quarters battles in iconic WWII settings. Defend the line, storm the beach, torch the enemy, or use a radio to call in fire support. Day of Infamy is a teamwork-oriented shooter that will keep you on your toes and coming back for more with its diverse game modes and authentic arsenal. Check it out on Steam (it’s cheap/under $20) – then join us on the PartyPiratesGaming.com server. Many thanks to our friend and long time First Mate Greg (Cig/Gman) for supporting this server for three months with his donation. Adam, Greg, Slayin and I have the game — who else will join us?

2. Greg also has a Rust server up that he’s happy to have any of us use. Server name is GFY Rust.The new graphics update is pretty sweet. The leveling system is live and needs some tweaking.

3. Battlefield 1 — have you played the Beta? The next big BF game is coming this fall and has me chugging the Rum big time mates. If we can muster up enough donations to support a server we will put one up for BF 1 for the fall launch! Beta is live on Origin thru 9/8

4. Overwatch and Hero’s of the Storm — many of our Party Pirates mates are playing these two games so if you play let us know in the forums so we can group up and have some fun.

Hey that’s all for now! See you in game and online soon. Drop me a note in the forums and say hello!

Cheers,
MarkyM
The West Coast Party Pirates & Party Pirates Gaming Forums Team.

May Updates — what happened to the Rust server?

Aye Matey’s!

Indeed it be true that sadly our RUST server shutdown on May 7 due to lack of use. Seems we’ve all moved on to other games. However, If you are still playing RUST on another server post up the server name in the forums so we can find you and group up. Also if there is a new game server you think we should look into having post that up and I’ll look into it.

For those of you that play or played League of Legends there was a very large game update this week that focused on mages and SR game play changes including the new dragons and jungle camps. There’s also rotating game modes on the weekends now.

For Battlefield fans some news that posted today: various leaks have already spilled the beans on what to expect from this year’s big shooter from EA and DICE. It’s not Battlefield 5 at all, but rather Battlefield 1. The game purportedly takes place during World War I in an alternate universe. That’s pretty neat, if true. So is a WWI setting which I’d like. The game reportedly launches on October 18th.

I’m also still watching development on the Day of Defeat like game called Battalion 1944. It’s due for release May 2017! Check out http://www.battaliongame.com

Have a good rest of the month!

April Rust Server News!

Posted below is our RUST map on the server. Our Rust server is set to shut down on May 7th due to lack of use/support for it. For a larger version of the current map click on the RUST map link in the top menu bar.

Thank you for supporting our servers and for your donations to help pay our server monthly rental fees. We had Rust up for over 18 months and it was fun while it lasted. Appreciate all those that supported it. We may have another game server up soon so stay tuned via our forums.

Donations are always appreciated and can be made from our forum home page donation box. Sign up to get access to our forums from the forum link in the menu bar. If you’d like to voice chat with other players, you can find our ventrilo voice server info in the forums. New members are always welcome!

RUST game updates including a changelog from the devs here.
PartyPiratesGaming Rust Map

RUST Hapis Island Removed – former map restored

Hi Mates, the Hapis Island test was fail as the map memory issues became a huge problem for the server causing multiple crashes. I’ve restored our former map with your builds for now. Please see my forum posts for more info. For a larger version of the map click on the RUST map link in the top menu bar. We are accepting donations to support our Rust server rental so please help out if you can. Donations can be made from our forum home page so please sign up to get access to our forums. New members are always welcome! Find RUST game updates from the devs here. PartyPiratesGaming Rust Map

Happy New Year — 2015 starts our 8th year together

Eight years ago the Party Pirates started gaming together and in 2015 we remain committed to keep on gaming together. PC games have changed so much from our early days together as a DODS and TF2 clan. From the online free games we play to the more complex Battlefield releases as well as the simple survival games like RUST or sandbox games like Minecraft, gaming is still an important part of the community we started back in 2007. We look forward to all the new games that 2015 will bring. See you online soon and thank you for your continued support!

New Rust Experimental Mode Server Now Online

Hi all, RUST has finally released the new experimental mode that Gary and his team at Facepunch Studios have been working on for the past six months. This new version of RUST is a complete rewrite of the alpha version that came out in February of this year. Our server has 40 slots and you can find more information on the server in our forum in the RUST board as well as on the forum home page. Gary and his team are planning plenty more updates so worlds will probably get wiped often. Have fun Rusting away!

Join Us on our Battlefield 4 Public Game Server!

On October 29th the Party Pirates will be back on the Battlefield with the launch of Battlefield 4! Our new BF4 NFO server will be based in Seattle with at least 32 slots and as always it will offer great pings and performance. Right now many of us are playing the BF4 beta and while the beta does have some bugs and visual funnies the game, maps and improvements to BF4 look and feel amazing. And what’s even more improved is Battlelog for BF4 and the return of Commander mode to the game. The video below shows some of the game play for BF4 and some of the new maps and features. Come join us on our PartyPiratesGaming.com BF4 server and lets have some fun!