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10 YEARS OLD! We're almost grown up now, right? - Posted by LoreOfSerpents on November 12, 2016

Today, we celebrated 10 years of Global Gamers! We even got surprise cake, thanks to some wonderful members of the Digital Paint: Paintball 2 community! Of course, everyone enjoyed an action-packed day full of games and prizes. Members of our community contributed awesome prizes this year, including crimson, La5eR, and [Aura]HazeofSpace, and we're grateful to everyone who was able to join us!

It's been a crazy 10 years for many of us, and it seems like the years just flew by. We're thrilled to still have this fun little corner of the Internet where we get to hang out. We couldn't do this without all of you! Thank you to the fine folks at [OTB] for letting us take over one of their servers for Digital Paint: Paintball 2, Tastyspleen for letting us use one of their servers for Action Quake 2, and TastyspleenTV for excellent video coverage of some of the games we played! Check out Jehar's hilarious VOD!

In honor of our first decade of existence, we decided to bring back some classic events today that a lot of folks might remember from years past. We kicked off the day with a nod to our very first party, where we had an IdleRPG competition! That's right, the game where you gain points for doing nothing at all, and then the winners get prizes for being the best at doing nothing. It's one of our sillier events from our past and we couldn't help bringing it back. The idle competition ran throughout the rest of the day while everyone competed for prizes in games that actually required involvement.

First up on our games list was Teeworlds! We've always had a lot of fun with this game, and today was no exception. If you haven't heard about it, you're missing out! Teeworlds is an open-source, free, 2D deathmatch game (like a real-time version of Worms), and it's a great way to wreck your hands. Players annihilated each other non-stop during a first 20-minute round, and then ButtaKnife took pity on them and set the other two rounds to 5 minutes. Winners were determined by totaling their points across all three rounds:
1st - rockitude with 118 points
2nd - Bickid with 107 points
3rd - Blizniak with 105 points

Then we moved on to an IRC favorite, Milestone! We had too many players to fit everyone in one game, so we split people into two groups and selected the top two from each group to go on to the final round, and from that we got our winners:
1st - Blizniak traveled 800 miles
2nd - rockitude traveled 275 miles
3rd - Gamabunta traveled 200 miles

A highlight from the race:
<rockitude> d gas
<MB> rockitude discards [Gasoline]
<rockitude> oh shit
<Blizniak> ...
<Gamabunta> status
<MB> 1) Gamabunta State: FLATTIRE Travelled: 200 miles. Points: 200
<MB> 2) [Aura]MaelStrom State: ACCIDENT Travelled: 125 miles. Points: 125
<MB> 3) Blizniak State: OUTOFGAS Travelled: 75 miles. Points: 175 [Puncture Proof]
<MB> 4) rockitude State: OUTOFGAS Travelled: 75 miles. Points: 75
<rockitude> what did i do

Next up was a healthy dose of Action Quake 2, an incredibly fast-paced Quake 2 mod which was the predecessor to Counter Strike. Players piled into the Tastyspleen server, and after the hail of bullets stopped, we had some winners! Scores were based on the number of frags across three deathmatch maps:
1st - J0E with 129 frags
2nd - Jehar with 123 frags
3rd - Dead_Beat with 85 frags

After AQ2, we came back for iknietjij's diabolical invention, the IRC maze! Players had to navigate a circuitous route through over 50 rooms. The first three to make it out intact won fabulous prizes! (Which we forgot to announce in advance, oops.)
1st - Blizniak
2nd - Jigsy
3rd - rockitude

Digital Paint: Paintball 2 was up next! Many of you know that DP2 was the first community to join GG ten years ago, and our party just wouldn't be the same without it. The OTB folks who donated the server even had a little surprise for GG set up!
That's right! For the first time in 10 years, GG GOT A CAKE!

After a warm-up round in a crazy map that consisted of a giant OTB cube floating in space with players bouncing around the abyss, the Paintball community schooled everyone in a colorful display of their painting skills. Three deathmatch maps were played, with kills added up across all three maps to determine the final winners:
1st - rockitude with 139 kills
2nd - Gamabunta with 123 kills
3rd - btQ with 118 kills

Next, we took the chance to revive iknietjij's UNO bot and unleash it upon the network again! An enormous round of UNO ensued, and after that was done, everyone wanted to go back for seconds! We had planned to score only one round, but with the impromptu second round, we got a little creative with our prize determinations. Ultimately, we decided to award places based on who had the lowest card total across both rounds, but to also award first place to the players who won each round. That led to an interesting winner list:
1st - ducky, T3RR0R15T, Gamabunta
2nd - Weirdo
3rd - Jigsy

Two of our favorite moments from UNO:
<Bickid> When life gives you a Green Reverse, make lemonade of it
<Bickid> this game makes me question my life choices

Our last event for the day was a quick game of GG Against Humanity - the game where even innocent-sounding cards can be horrific in the wrong context. Great times were had, and after many rounds that yielded ties, winners emerged!
1st - AFD
2nd - ducky
3rd - rockitude, [Aura]Haze

Some highlights:
<GGCAHBot> Everyone has played. Here are the entries:
<GGCAHBot> 0: Barack Obama. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 1: Goats eating cans. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 2: Pooping back and forth. Forever. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 3: Overcompensation. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 4: Friendly fire. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 5: A thermonuclear detonation. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 6: Land mines. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 7: The Blood of Christ. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 8: Chernobyl. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 9: Being a monster to children. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 10: Prancing. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 11: Passing a kidney stone. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 12: A shaved mountain lion. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> 13: Assless chaps. That's how I want to die.
<GGCAHBot> rockitude: Select the winner (!winner <entry number>)
<rockitude> !winner 2
<GGCAHBot> Winner is: AFD with "Pooping back and forth. Forever. That's how I want to die." and gets one awesome point! AFD has 2 awesome points.
<GGCAHBot> Everyone has played. Here are the entries:
<GGCAHBot> 0: Sorry everyone, I'm just Apologizing.
<GGCAHBot> 1: Sorry everyone, I'm just Being rich.
<GGCAHBot> 2: Sorry everyone, I'm just A sad panda.
<GGCAHBot> 3: Sorry everyone, I'm just Pistol-whipping a hostage.
<GGCAHBot> 4: Sorry everyone, I'm just Drinking alone.
<GGCAHBot> 5: Sorry everyone, I'm just Third base.
<GGCAHBot> 6: Sorry everyone, I'm just An M. Night Shyamalan plot twist.
<GGCAHBot> 7: Sorry everyone, I'm just Robert Downey, Jr.
<GGCAHBot> 8: Sorry everyone, I'm just An Internet troll.
<GGCAHBot> 9: Sorry everyone, I'm just A monkey smoking a cigar.
<GGCAHBot> 10: Sorry everyone, I'm just A bag of magic beans.
<GGCAHBot> 11: Sorry everyone, I'm just A hot mess.
<GGCAHBot> 12: Sorry everyone, I'm just Finger painting.
<GGCAHBot> 13: Sorry everyone, I'm just Exchanging pleasantries.
<GGCAHBot> btQ: Select the winner (!winner <entry number>)
<Jigsy> 0 is quite clearly Canadian.

After everything else was done, we wrapped up with the real champions of the day, our IdleRPG winners:
1st - nuker
2nd - Jigsy, JigsysMom (`Sunar357)
3rd - Syliante (gufy)

For our games this year, every 1st place winner won a $60 Steam game, a 10th anniversary GG T-shirt, and a 16GB GG USB drive. 2nd place winners got a $30 Steam game in addition to the T-shirt and USB drive, and 3rd place winners got a $20 Steam game, T-shirt, and USB drive.

But that's not all! Of course we had many raffles as well, and the raffles this year were intense! We thought it was a fantastic way to celebrate 10 years of our gaming community. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thanks for joining us!

And on that note, we've completed another year! Keep in mind that #milestone, #ggcah, and #uno are available year-round, so have fun!

Quote of the day:
<Jigsy> So what have I won that I probably don't want?
<Bickid> dignity


#1Great party :DAdded by: T3RR0R15T
At: 13 Nov 2016 a 6:57AM
#2It was a whole lotta fun, like every year! :)Added by: rockitude
At: 13 Nov 2016 a 7:43AM
#3Happy 10th anniversary! Thanks for hosting such wonderful events, GG! Stay awesome!Added by: Gamabunta
At: 13 Nov 2016 a 12:30PM
#4<3 <3 <3 <3 <3Added by: HazeofSpace
At: 26 Nov 2016 a 5:51PM

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