Buy Your Favorite Games – Save $$ too!


Hey Mates! We now have our very own GameFanShop site. Ordering your favorite games at our special site supports our clan with a small percent of funding that we get from the sales.  And, you can save money too because we are currently offering a 5% discount on all orders placed from our friends and clan members with a special coupon code – PiratesMate.  There’s a link to our GameFanShop site right here on our website in the menu bar above.

We also have a GameFanShop banner at the top of our forum home page. Just click on the banner to get to our personalized shop site if you are in the forums. Don’t forget to use the discount code to get 5% off — limited time offer!. So,If you’re planning to buy some great games please shop on our site and support the Party Pirates. Proceeds help pay for our server rentals!

Your friends can shop on our site too — just have them use the link here on our website so they can use the special discount code.

We appreciate your support!

Happy Holidays from the West Coast Party Pirates

With the New Year almost upon us here are some quick updates and information from your friends at Party Pirates Gaming.

Cor’s Traditional New Year’s Eve Raffle — our Aussie admin member COR will once again be holding a New Year’s Eve raffle this year, post your name in his forum thread and he will put your name in a hat (or more likely a coffee mug) and on New Year’s Eve he will draw a name for a lucky winner who will get a handful of games.  Log on to the forums ASAP and post up to get your name in the drawing. Enter the Raffle

Minecraft Important Poll Vote – MC builders we need your votes in the forums on an important mod we are considering for the server. The mod is called Tekkit which allows builders to use technology and magic to build and destroy as you see fit, with your friends and against your enemies.This is a significant change to our server in some ways and would increase our rental cost for additional RAM needed and give us 20 player slots too.  Please post up in the thread on this topic and give us your thoughts today as we want to make this change before New Year’s Day!  Vote your choice

Battlefield 3 players — well, the time has come to shut down our BF3 server.  While the new expansion packs and new maps have been fun, needing 4 players to start a game and the fact that most of us play to many other games has kept this server empty and little used. Our BF3 server will shut down on January 9th.  There are still plenty of BF3 servers out there to play on so those of us that play will get together on other servers.  I’ll be posting some news on the release of Battlefield 4 in our forums so check that out when you have time.

Voice/Ventrilo server — most of us are always on or in our Ventrilo voice server where we have many channels for most of the major games we play. Info on our Ventrilo server can also be found in our forums.

League of Legends — many of us play League of Legends on a daily basis so if you play LoL come join us. We have an LOL forum board you can post up your LoL gamer name in so we can add you to our friends lists.

There are a lot more games and gaming info in our forums. Many of us are now playing Borderlands2, Guild Wars 2, World of Tanks and Plantside 2.  Our forum board General Gaming has discussion topics on those games and more.

As we enter our 6th year together as a gaming clan a lot has changed since we started as a Day of Defeat Source clan back in 2007. PC Gaming has moved far beyond those early games we played and it’s good to see we are still together 6 years later.  My thanks and appreciation to the admin team who help support all our resources with their dues and to our loyal members who send donations to support our rental servers.  Donations are always welcome and appreciated and can be made right from the forum home.

Have a safe and relaxing New Year and cheers to more fun PC gaming together in 2013!

West Coast Party Pirates & Party Pirates Gaming

End of Summer Update – BF3, Minecraft and more

Arrgh Mateys!

Here’s hoping ye Roger is Jolly as we get to the end of Summer!  A few updates:

  • Calling on all Battlefield 3 Premium Players to join us on the Battlefield at midnight on 9/11 for the release of the much anticipated Armored Kill expansion with 4 new maps including what’s to be the largest Battlefield map ever!  You’ll find our server which is called Party Pirates Gaming in the BF3 browser. If you have not already done so join our BF3 platoon: Party Pirates Gaming in Battlelog. More info here
  • Minecraft Builders – there’s been a flurry of new building going on in our server as some new MC builders have signed on. One of the newest builds is a huge Pirate Ship being built in the ocean near the new area of floating sky islands. If you’ve not been in our MC server in a while you’ll want to check it out. We also are adding new worlds to our MC server so you can jump between them. We are always looking for new builders. If interested you can sign up in our forums to become a builder here\
  • Check out our forum where we have a lot of posts and information about everything going on with the West Coast Party Pirates and PC gaming in general.
  • Our League of Legends team is still going strong. We actually have formed a West Coast Party Pirates team and trying to get in some team ranked games together. One day would love to see our team compete in some LoL tournaments!
  • At the end of August we started our 6th year together as a clan of PC gamers which for me seems amazing that we have been around now since 2007.  Thank you to those of you who sent along a bday donation to support our rentals. Much appreciated!

Many thanks to the admin team and supporters who donate so we can pay for the services we share.  It’s been a great summer mates. Here comes fall and winter gaming season which is always busy as we get stuck indoors!

See you online and in game soon!

Almost Time for BF 3 Armored Kill – 9/11/12

Mates, for those of you that play BF3 with us we are just about two weeks away for the release of the next mod – Armored Kill.  PC release date is set for 9/11/12. Battlefield 3: Armored Kill ups the ante for vehicular mayhem in a big way. Featuring new drivable tanks, ATV’s, mobile artillery and more, this expansion pack also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault. Armored Kill also includes the biggest map in Battlefield history!

Screenshots, videos, info and more here

Please join us on 9/11/12 on the West Coast Party Pirates BF3 Seattle server for some fun Armored Kill gaming.

Our Battlefield 3 game server is back online!

Hi all!  Some fun news to share with you. Effective June 9th we have brought back our former West Coast Party Pirates Seattle BF3 server. And, it’s just in time for the release of the new Expansion Pack Close Quarters which looks like a helluva lot of fun.  The purchase of the BF3 Premium Kit will give you all five Expansion Packs coming to the game through March of 2013. I’ve posted more information on our BF3 server and the Close Quarters release in our forums so stop on in and get caught up.  See you on our BF3 server mates.


BF3 Back to Karkand takes us back to our BF2 roots!

Take it from this avid gamer, the Back to Karkand expansion pack for BF3 is truly amazing. For those of us that harken back to the day of Battlefield 2, four of our favorite BF2 maps return truly remade for the BF3 gaming environment. Returning are Karkand, Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula and my favorite of all time Wake Island. The maps are a work of art and playing on them brought me back to the old days playing BF2 and yet with all the new advancements made in Battlefield 3. You can fly the old Hover Jets in Wake Island, unlock old favorite BF3 weapons by completing achievements and more. We are running the Karkand Expansion pack on our West Coast Party Pirates NFO Seattle 48 slot server. Stop in and join us for a game!

BF3 Server/Client patch on 12/6 — Karkand and other changes!

Mates, huge news today — much of Karkand and other changes coming in large client and server side 12/6 patch!  The big news —

1. Servers — even ranked can lower the player start again down to 1  —
2. Pre round play with no scoring is coming back soon …so we can move around and do something rather than planted in the ground while waiting for others to join …AMEN!
3. Karkand release date must be soon if this is coming down now to us
4. finally they are tweaking down the tactical light and changes to INRV — and even more important

Min player requirements: it will once again be possible to reduce the number of players required to start a round to 1 both in ranked and unranked mode. They have made this change after getting a lot of negative feedback from both individuals and the RSP companies. — they listened!

They also note that their plan is to introduce a warm-up mode, where players can move about and play the game, but with scoring disabled; then, when the number of players goes above the threshold — unclear if this warm up mode is in this patch but sounds like they are on it and know it’s needed.

Here’s their release info:

We will release an update to the PC version of BF3 on Dec 6th — that is, Tuesday morning around 8AM GMT next week. This coincides with an upgrade of many of our central systems which will be down for some hours starting around that time.

It will be both a client update — approximately 4GB in size — and a server update.

The client/server combination will be incompatible with older clients/servers. All players will be prompted to download the update once it has been released. All RSP companies will begin upgrading their servers at the same time.

The client update is large because it contains most of the content for Back to Karkand. This is not ideal, so we aim to make potential DLC content in the future as optional downloads.

For more info on this patch visit our Battlefield board in the |wcpp| forums

Battlefield 3 Karkand Expansion due in December

Well mates, our clan is having a blast playing BF3 and our group is ready and waiting for the PC Expansion Pack release for Karkand due out in just a few weeks. The pack comes with 4 well known and loved maps from the BF2 series, new weapons and new vehicles too.  Looks like PS3 will get it before PC users due, in fact they get it a week earlier. Not happy about that as we feel PC users were the original gamers that made BF popular and now we are the ones made to wait. Could also be they need a week to work out kinks for the PC version.  Regardless, the game is very well done and amazing to play. More info on the Karkand release and some links to videos can be found in our fourms!  Check it out when you have a chance. See you on the Battlefield mates.


Aye Mateys!
Hi all, so our site has changed a bit. Now we have wordpress site with a few cool features and much easier to update. Our main news and info site is still our forums which you can visit from our website page – use the forum link. This new site will allow easier sharing and posting of information as well as it’s a bit of a blog site too. I’m still new to this but it will get better over time! Be sure to visit the About Us page and if you want to join us do so on our forums. If you are new to us and love PC and other type of Gaming then you’ll fit in just fine.