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Nothing works better than Teamwork www.BigDGaming.net What is BigD Gaming?: BigD Gaming is 10 years strong, originally born out of the need for an Australian based server and community for the Battlefield 2 mod: Project Reality. BigD Gaming continues to host and grow the Australian SQUAD playerbase by providing Quality, Licensed servers that encourage teamplay and are open to players of all experience levels. Visit our SQUAD Game Portal here for info: https://www.bigdgaming.net/squad/ BigD Squad Server Name(s): SQUAD DownUnder #1 | BigDGaming.net SQUAD DownUnder #2 | BigDGaming.net Plus other custom servers used for clan vs clan competition matches, organised community events, private clan training/events and more. Server Location: Sydney, Australia BigD Squad Server Rules: Please review our Squad Game Server Ruleset: BigD Gaming - Squad Game Server Rules As Squad is relatively new and contnuing development, our rules are subject to change. If you have feedback on our rules, please let us know by posting in our Squad Server Feedback Forum: BigD Gaming - Squad - Server Improvements & Feedback Map Rotation: We have developed an indepth system of working out maplists that make sure teams do not play the same faction multiple times in a row. If you have feedback on our map rotations, please let us know in our Squad Server Feedback Forum: BigD Gaming - Squad - Server Improvements & Feedback BigD Admin Team: Please review this list: BigD Gaming - Admin Team Ban Appeals: Submit a Ban Appeal via this link: BigD Gaming - Squad - Ban Appeal - You will need to be logged into BigDGaming.net Player Conduct/Complaints: Submit a player report via this link: BigD Gaming - Squad - Report a Player - You will need to be logged into BigDGaming.net Server Performance & Gameplay Feedback: Please use this forum and tell us your thoughts: BigD Gaming - Squad - Server Improvements & Feedback BigD Discord Server: http://discord.bigdgaming.net/ We welcome anyone, no matter what country/group/clan you are from to use our free Discord server while playing Squad or even just for social use. BigD Steam Group: BigD Gaming // Steam Group - Our Steam Group is used to c-ordinate community events, server seeding and social iteration. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join our Steam Group. BigD Community Website: BigD Gaming Community // Website
Litoralis posted a topic in General DiscussionSo I've seen a good number of people from the Southern Hemisphere join the forums, and I want to give a big shout out to you all. I know it's harder to find each other to build communities for FPS games than in the Americas, Europe and Asia, so I was hoping you guys could use this as your corner of the forums to talk about your existing gaming communities, websites, servers, rugby and whatever else you want. (I'm just guessing you all didn't come here from existing Aussie PR communities, but I'm not sure)
Hi guys. In recent weeks the squad player population has increased dramatically. I'm here to introduce a new player to the oceanic server hosting game! Oceanic Gaming started hosting a few squad servers during the recent free weekend. The servers proved popular, and now they're here to stay! The community boasts a wide range of game servers, all hosted from a dedicated machine, providing quality services to the community. We are currently running 3 Squad servers and have an active admin presence most of the time. The admin team are comprised of seasoned veterans of Squad and PR and are more than happy to help out with issues that may arise. Our community players and admins put emphasis on team-oriented play and inter-squad coordination in an effort to achieve a satisfying and fun gaming experience. Come and get involved in a refreshing new community on the Aus / NZ Squad scene! Look for the oceanic servers in your browser! Check us out at http://www.oceanicgaming.com.au/ Join our discord and get involved! https://discord.gg/QRV7CXu Cheers!
OWI Official Multiplay.com [Sydney AUS] #1 As some of you may of seen OWI & Mulitplay have kindly provided an Official Sydney, Australian server which is run by myself and afew other members well known throughout the squad online community. It has been running the past month with many well received comments about server performance and admins dealing with any issues quickly to allow members to enjoy their time unhindered. Please join the Squad - Australia / New Zealand steam group to keep up to date with events, announcements and everything else. You can also get into contact with the admins through the steam group or more quickly through our discord https://discord.gg/4XFv68y -- This server is not run by any members of clans or gaming communities to allow for even, unbiased decisions.
Madhouse posted a topic in Events & LeaguesBigD Gaming Community is all set to start the first SQUAD Team vs Team Competition in the Australian/New Zealand region: Skirm10Skirm 10 is limited to 10vs10 players set in a round robin competition format. The top Two ranked teams at the end of the round robin stage will go on to play in the Final Match.To join the BigD Skirm10 Competition as a team, you need to meet the following: A Team roster of at least 10 players under one unifed Team Name Designated Captain and Vice Captain Able to commit to playing one match each week between Thursday and Sunday over a period up to 7 weeks* Comply with Competition rules and BigD Gaming Server rules Respect the values of the game Team signups close midnight 03/04/2016. Most important is the fun and enjoyment factor of this competition. There is no major prize for the winning team, the objective is to enjoy the close competitive game play that these type of scrim matches haven shown in the past to produce. Of course the winner gets bragging rights and will go into future team competitions as the reigning champion.If you wish to submit your team into Skirm10, please reply to this thread @ BigDGaming.net: Skirm10 Team Signups | BigD Gaming Community
Team [N/A] Tag: [N/A] Team List: Team N A | BigD Gaming Community [N/A] has been one of the core units of the BigD Community over the past 9 years. Formed in 2007 by GruAnch, [N/A] stood for not affiliated and was run as a fun group of players who wanted to win the Ladder Competition - which [N/A] did win the first & fifth seasons. Today Team [N/A] is gearing up for Squad and to take on other teams and clans in organised matches, represent in community events and to take part in the upcoming BigD Gaming Team vs Team Competition. We are looking for individuals who love good gameplay, can have fun and can kickass. You will find us in game on the BigD Gaming Squad Servers and we also hang out on the BigD Gaming Teamspeak: Join BigD Teamspeak! ----------------- What do we look for in new members? Good Teamwork and CommunicationGood sense of humour -can take a joke/banterMust be regularly active in Squad and on Teamspeak (2-3 days per week)All ages consideredAble to attend team matches, play with other team members in regular public play and to squad up in community events----------------- If you would like to join Team [N/A], please submit your application: Team [N/A] Membership Application | BigD Gaming Community We will only accept new applicants once we have played a number of times with you and you've been active on the BigDGaming.net Teamspeak Server with other [N/A] Members. ----------------- NOTE: Team [N/A] is currently open for recruitment, feel free to join the madness.
PRE Australia Day Maddness Celebrate Australia day early with a few beers and a couple games of Squad. Date: - Monday 25th January 2016 Time: - AEDT 20:30 - QLD 19:30 - SA 20:00 - WA 17:30 - NZ 22:30 Map(s): - First map is: Logar AAS - Second map is: Chora AAS Server: - [ BigDGaming #5 ] Op Squad Madness Password: - The password will be distrusted via Private Message on the BigDGaming.net website prior to the start of this event. Notes: - Standard server rules apply. - Fun is mandatory - Trolls who wish to ruin the game play and teamwork will be removed. - Rules against player spamming chat, banter etc will be relaxed - Our Teamspeak server is available for the event and of course any time you wish to play and Squad up in-game. Reserved Slots: It is vital that you reply to the thread @ BigDGaming.net indicating that you wish to attend this event. Those that do post that they are coming will be given priority on the night in order of who posts in this thread first. Event Sign-up Thread: BigD Gaming - Op Squad Madness
Madhouse posted a topic in Events & LeaguesBigD Gaming is working on a team vs team competition for the Oceania region, similar to the 10vs10 Ladder Competition BigD organised during the hey days of Project Reality. We are looking for already established teams/clans/groups, along with individuals who would like to either join together with others to make a new team or join an existing team. We at BigD Gaming offer teams/clans/groups, or as we like to call them "units" facilities and benefits by joining and helping to grow the BigD Oceania Squad Community. These services and benefits include: private teamspeak channels, a private forum area and logo/id tags on Teamspeak and the Website. We will also be offering reserved slots on our Squad Teamwork Enforced server (#1) in the coming future. The final format for this competition is yet to be decided and we are looking for community input into how it will work out. Feel free to tell us what your thoughts are. We are also yet to name the competition - if you have any outstanding or even quriky competition names, lets hear them! More information will be made available @ BigDGaming.net in January. If you are a team leader or just interested in the competition, feel free to contact myself on the BigD Teamspeak, the website or via private message on Steam. Click HERE for the discussion on the competition.
Madhouse posted a topic in Events & LeaguesWe are having our first friendly match down under! You are all welcome to watch Team [N/A] defeat [ZSU] via the live steam, then head over to BigDGaming.net and watch the Twitch Stream.
This isnt a clan its just a steam group for Aussies and Kiwis to join, i know its abit early having a steam group but when it comes to the steam release there should be a fair few members. So it will be an easy way to find guys to group up with and expand your clan/community http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SquadAUNZ#members -------------------- As a side note if your looking for a bunch of mates to have a game with every now and again, not take things to serious and yet still enjoy the game check us out =] We have alot of experience within the Arma 3 milsim community so we know a think of two about communication. We are converting to Squad and once it goes early access on steam our numbers will grow. We believe in teamwork and tactics but most of all remembering that its a game, fun and talking shit to each other is apart of it aswell. Requirements: 18+ Microphone Teamspeak Sense of humour http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Mwahxoxo
Hey guys this weekend lets get the Sydney server full even if you arent aussie or kiwi feel free to try and jump in as we are always filling up your euro and us servers lol, you can log into the PreAlpha portal at prealpha.joinsquad.com to download the game for the weekend. "Squad-PreAlpha-v6.zip" I have choose to kick this off at 9:30PM AEST on Saturday (7:30Am PST & 11:30AM GMT Saturday) due to it being the weekend and for those in WA it will be just after dinner time lol. For those Kiwis sorry ill make the next weekend easier time wise for yous, feel free to get on earlier tho =] if the server kicks off earlier then thats awesome Hopefully there will be enough of us to kick the server off and get others joining in, please dont be afraid to be the first few into the server. ------- If your Aussie or Kiwi and havent done so please follow the instructions below: To join the SQUAD - Australia & New Zealand Steam group. Open steam and holding the mouse over your username at the top and clicking "groups" then "browse groups" by adding (Squad Australia New Zealand) or you can use your web browser and go to http://steamcommunit...roups/SquadAUNZ Hope to see a full server! Rossy Raider & Dev for SQUAD LEADER! you better be there you pommy prick =]
Echelon posted a topic in Teams & ClansHi guys this is GBHTEAM, we are one of the famous Clan with players from Australia and New Zealand. We have been playing since the Americas Army, and currently focussed on Insurgency game. We welcome any players from any region to join our clan for this upcoming SQUAD game. Team Speak details: 188.8.131.52:10020
The Squad team are pleased to announce that a test event is being planned for the Asia Pacific region !!!! What:- Squad is an in-development tactical first person shooter built around teamwork and cooperation. It seeks to bridge the rather large gap between arcade shooter and military sim, and is based in large part on the ideas introduced by our predecessor, the Project Reality modification for Battlefield 2. More information from http://joinsquad.com/about When: - TBA but aiming for Saturday 6th June @ 2000hrs AEST. Short notice I know - but I don't think we'll have difficulties filling the available slots. This time might change if other factors pan out.. Who:- Please express an interest in attending via my Squad forum account: Noddy Please only contact me if you can attend, can commit to signing a NDA, can follow directions .. This event may be used in marketing so we want to ensure that it showcases the game in the best possible light. Note slots are very limited as we are looking to include people who can enhance the image of Squad in the broader gaming community - preference will be given to community leaders, server hosts, prominant youtubers, clan leaders etc etc etc. I'd like to also include some people who haven't been involved in testing to date. Additionally if you you don't make the first cut, don't be disappoint we will also have reserves and hopefully if this event is successful - I imagine we'd have a good case to put forward for another one... Please only respond if you reside in the Asia Pacific region.