How About a Tournament?

There are many types of gamers out there; ranging from those who primarily play just for fun to those who play to win each and every time. Wherever you may fall on that spectrum, it’s fair to say that most people, even the most casual of players, enjoy a challenge every once and awhile, especially when it’s for prizes. So how does a little tournament sound? Or tournaments, with an ‘s’ at the end? As in like… multiple tourna-… yeah you get it.

We’re thinking that tournaments would be another great way to bring the community together outside of simply when PAX events are happening, and we want to hear your opinion too! If you’re interested, please take a moment to let us know what sort of games you’d like to see a tournament for!

Here you can access the form where you can find some game ideas already suggested, as well as add your own.  Thanks for participating, and we hope to host the first of several soon! We’ll be sure to think of some nice prizes that’ll be worth competing for.

Owner of the PAX Community Discord and all around video game nerd. Pokemon Master (in-training), to be the best he ever was. Junkrat main!

Preparing to Purchase PAX West Passes (Now that’s a Mouthful)

Badges are coming! Are you ready? Here’s some great things you can do to prepare for the internet battle of a lifetime (well, not really, but it’s not easy!)

  1. Badges are always announced via Twitter through the new @PAX_Badges account. Set your notifications to “Wake me up from the dead” for Twitter and hit the little bell icon to get that notification as soon as possible! Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about it on weekends, as it practically takes an army to turn on the badge sales!
  2. Not a fan of Twitter? No worries! If you spend your time on the internet during the day, there are nifty Chrome extensions you can install to get notified of badges just as fast as you could by following the Twitter account! A recommendation our server has used has been the PAX Ticket Site Auto Launcher extension. You can even send a text to 40404 to “Follow @PAX_Badges” for notifications!
  3. Set aside the money! Be prepared to spend $200+ on badges. If you’re buying for some friends, have them pay you before-hand. You just don’t want to get caught with a declining card on the big day!
  4. Speaking of money, you’ll be a pretty big spender on the day of release, so make sure you check with your bank beforehand and let them know you’ll be dropping a solid amount of money in the coming weeks. This will help avoid the complication of being declined while buying badges!
  5. Be ready wherever you are. Have the PAX West site pulled up in the background, ready to be refreshed once badges go live. Have it bookmarked on your phone. You never know when those badges could become available, and you need to be ready! The tweet will usually go out with a link to the tickets, so you can also go that way, but why wait for Twitter to load the tweet, when you can hop into your mobile browser and hit one button!

Once you’ve reached the website, you’ll be in the queue line online: It’s like the real line, but no one to talk to while you wait. The online queue is a first-come/first-serve where anyone ahead of you will be buying badges first until it reaches you. Make sure to have your card out and ready (or saved in your autofill of choice) so you can proceed as smoothly as possible. Once you’ve got all the info down, you’re all set! You can breathe easy knowing you’ve successfully secured your set of passes, and don’t forget to grab some of that sweet post-badge merch: like a blanket, die, or socks! Don’t forget to also take a look at OnPeak if you need a hotel. Penny Arcade discusses a deal to get lower priced hotel rooms near the convention so people traveling can find a good price for a hotel. But don’t worry, if you don’t know what your visiting situation will be like, you can also return later to book. Be warned: hotels book fast after badges go on sale, so you’ll want to make sure you arrange something quickly!

Good luck to everyone ready and waiting for passes, and hopefully we’ll see you all in Seattle!

Owner of the PAX Community Discord and all around video game nerd. Pokemon Master (in-training), to be the best he ever was. Junkrat main!

Server Change Log – 5/17/18

To reduce clutter in the #announcements channel, we’ll be starting to move server changes over here so they’re easier to read and keep track of. We’ve got a decent amount of things to go over today, so keep on reading to get all the goods.

Roles and Pings

  • ROLE REQUEST OVERHAUL! You can now request new roles (and remove them too) just by reacting/un-reacting in the #roles channel! THE FUTURE IS NOW!
  • After observing usefulness (or lack there of), we have removed the Omeganaut, Content Creator, and Media roles.
  • Pings. Some are okay, but too much are annoying. We’ll be making the efforts to further stop unwanted @’s by withholding event role pings (i.e. @West) when not completely necessary. You should only expect a few pings here and there for your event role; most being when that particular event is approaching.

Channels and Channel Categories

  • #location-requesting has been replaced with #roles.
  • #lobby has been renamed to #lounge for consistency.
  • Off topic conversations can now be spread out into other channels in the new ‘Off Topic’ category that may better suit the (off) topic at hand. In addition to #off-topic, there’s now #creative-art, #music, #movies-and-tv#pets-and-animals, #food, and #memes-and-gifs.
  • Reorganized the ‘General’ category, with the addition of the ‘PAX Lounges’ category channels.
  • ‘PAX Lounges’ category has been removed.
  • Cleaned up some unnecessary news feed channels. You’ll find the remaining few under the ‘Events Info’ category.

Reminder!
PAX Unplugged goes on sale today. Make sure to get your badges/hotels if you plan on attending! This year’s event is already looking like it’ll be a good one. We’ll have more news regarding the PCD and Unplugged after West badges go on sale. Stay tuned!

Owner of the PAX Community Discord and all around video game nerd. Pokemon Master (in-training), to be the best he ever was. Junkrat main!

Is This On?

Welcome to the PAX Community Discord website! With so much happening in this awesome community, we thought that having a convenient site to congregate all of the important information and updates regarding the server would be highly beneficial for everyone. Now then— HERE’S A QUICK RUNDOWN!

  • You can use the Events tab to keep track of upcoming… erm… events? My sources are telling me that the events tab is in fact meant for events! Game Nights, Adventurers League, Official PAX events, and more can all be found here.
  • The Blog tab is where you get to read about our deepest and darkest secrets, such as Andeh’s favorite person on the serv-… I mean, useful updates. Yeah, those. You’ll find server updates, alongside various other posts being made here occasionally.
  • MERCH! Quite limited right now. Currently, you will find a place to get your pins and badges (although they’re not open quite yet!). We have lots of plans on the way… so stay tuned!
  • Last on the list is our social media links: YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter. Pretty self-explanatory. (pssst go follow us on that stuff for even more fun)

Now that that’s out of the way, a few more updates and news for those of you who decided to come check out the site and get this far in the reading!

PAX West is right around the corner; more specifically, the badge sale. We will be waiting to begin PAXter Pin orders and PCD Badge reservations until after the sale takes place.

Speaaaaking of PAXter pins, they’re getting a fancy overhaul. We appreciate everyone who ordered the OG PAXter pins, and we hope you love them as much as we do; however, like with most other things around here, we’re always looking to improve! After pulling some strings, we have a proof to show off to you today of the PAXter 2.0 pin!

You can probably see some immediate changes (slams upgrade button). The pin will sport a flatter design, with nice, shiny dyed nickel outlines/accents, as well as cutouts near the headset strap and microphone. Similar to newer official Pinny Arcade pins, it will also feature two clutches on the backside to keep the pin nice and straight, as this pin is a tad larger than the original. We managed to cram all these little quality-of-life upgrades into this cute little pin, and are proud to be able to bring them to you for only $4 each; a mere 50 cent premium over the original. With all proceeds going directly into manufacturing, we’re able to keep the cost lower than most pins you’ll find elsewhere, so we hope the small price jump isn’t an issue for most members! If you find yourself extra adventurous, you can check out the merch area of the site to get a glimpse at the new backcard they’ll come on, too!

That wraps up this hefty introductory post. Thanks to all of our community members for making all of these things possible. See you in the next update.

Owner of the PAX Community Discord and all around video game nerd. Pokemon Master (in-training), to be the best he ever was. Junkrat main!