GGHQ MARIO KART TIME TRIAL RESULTS

Our first ever Mario Kart Time Trial has finally come to a close – 4 Weeks, 4 Tracks, but only 1 Winner!

Huge congratulations to @Blyzr who assertively takes the top spot with a total time of 07:21.488 and earning himself a ยฃ15 Nintendo eShop voucher!

Firm GG’s to everyone that took part – We hope you had fun whittling down your track times over the course of the last month. Hopefully, next time you’re round your pal’s for hangs, and they suggest playing Mario Kart, you’ll now be able to absolutely destroy them. But only if the track is Super Bell Subway/Animal Crossing/Grumble Volcano/Mario Kart Stadium!!!

Final standings are as follows:

RESULTS
PlayerTotal Time
@Blyzr07:21.488
@Futz07:26.570
@RunawayRipple07:29.823
@Eugene_Goat07:34.737
@BouncingCzech07:36.650
@Snakebones07:43.901

@Arty_Ziffff

07:51.238

@Jesimika

08:01.530

@Bertoli

11:00.024

@Turbo_Phil

16:54.343

@The_Jeneral

17:21.307

We’ve really enjoyed hosting this form of time trial – Enormous thanks to Arty for suggesting the idea and format.

We’ll be taking a week off, but then hopefully come back with some more Mario Kart soon!

SATISFACTORY COMMUNITY SERVER

Long time no announcements! Excited to share that we’ve got a brand new Satisfactory community server up and running as of RIGHT NOW, which Calamity_Sam has kindly offered to admin for us! So jump in, swig some coffee, and build that space elevator!

Details on the server and joining instructions will be available in Discord.

This marks the first of a series of announcements coming soon, to reveal some exciting upcoming community events!

TWO YEARS ON…

๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸฐHey everyone – It’s a special day! ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‚

Today marks two whole years since we set up the GGHQ community, and in that time, we’ve seen countless online events, spent god-knows how many hours in voice chat, and even had the opportunity to share an actual LAN event with some of you, last year!

The support we’ve had from our little community for all the things we’ve cobbled together has been amazing, and I’m so grateful to everyone in GGHQ that has helped us sustain it for this long! We know that the last two years have been exceptionally tough for a lot of people, but it really does mean the world when we see, sometimes total strangers across the internet, going out of their way to support our clan.

And so, to everyone who joined in with our hosted events, or lurked and liked our social media posts, or even who have just made sharing their scores in our Wordle thread a part of their daily ritual: We owe all of you a great, big, huge, massive:

THANK YOU!

Obviously, 2022 so far has been quieter than usual for GGHQ in terms of community events, but we’re aiming to bring back regular online events just as soon as I’m able to get internet speeds that allow for streaming & casting some inter-community scrims! Additionally, we’ll be aiming to host another LAN later this year, and planning is already well underway for GGX22!

We’re excited to see what else lies ahead for GGHQ over the next 12 months, and as always, if you have any suggestions or ideas for what you’d like to see in GGHQ, please don’t hesitate to either DM one of the @administrators or tag us in #General on Discord!

Christmas 2021

Before the chaos of the next few days ensues and everyone re-emerges from a cheese-and-gravy coma in the New Year, I just wanted to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and amazing New Year, and of course, say a great big thank-you for supporting GGHQ in 2021!

I’m so happy we were able to catch up with some of you at LAN and others during online community events throughout the year.

Knowing that friends are just a couple of clicks away during the most isolating moments of the year has been an absolute life raft for me, and I hope it may have helped some of you too!

Here’s to all the clutches, stomps, smoothbrain plays, and one in a million shots that 2022 will bring us! Be safe and take care of your friends and family during the Christmas break!

Eugene

Get Well Gamers Charity Tea Towel

Today we need your help, everyone!

We’re super excited to announce a GGHQ fundraiser for Get Well Gamers https://getwellgamers.org.uk/

GWG are a registered charity that take donated video games or consoles, and sends them to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings where young people can benefit from the positive distractions that video games provide.

We’re proposing a community creation in the form of a yearbook tea towel, made up of a compilation of your self portrait “artwork“, much in the vain of primary school tea towels you might have contributed to (or forced your parents to buy) as a child yourself.

We suggest using Paint for that added authentic primary school artwork feel

Once your individual pieces of “artwork” have been submitted, tea towels will be designed and later be made available for pre-order , and all profits from these sales will be donated directly to GWG.

Requirements for your self-portraits:

  • Please only draw in black, with a white background. 600px by 600px in size.
  • Don’t forget to scrawl your handle underneath your creation.
  • Post them into the tea-towel-art channel on Discord (only images can be posted in this channel to prevent spam).

Anything vulgar will not be accepted into the final design (this is for a children’s charity, you monster!)

Please don’t worry if you don’t think you’re artistic – The incentive is to raise money for a good cause via the collaboration in the final product!

DECEMBER UPDATE

Happy December everyone! Quick update:

1 – GGHQ WAN Event from 6pm on Sat Dec 18th – Features a mix of games as voted by you (link in the Discord)

2 – Majikel will be hosting a Fighting Fantasy evening on Discord on Sunday from 7pm which I am SUPER looking forward to!

3 – We’re working on a charity fundraiser that we’d like as many of you guys to take part in as possible. We’ll have more details on that, hopefully in the coming weeks. That’s all for now!

GGX21

Well, it finally happened! This last weekend, we held a LAN for the first time in over 3 years!

GGX21 was an amazing day to catch up with old faces after what feels like forever, and to see some new ones too!

We’ll fire out a survey to attendees while the event is still relatively fresh in your minds to get some ever-valuable feedback from you all.

For those that couldn’t make it – We tested a new schedule and new equipment at the event, and both tests went well. The main takeaway from these is that we should be able to comfortably expand available tickets (should there be demand) for similar events in future.

Huge thanks to @LBU and @RunawayRipple who helped enormously with the venue booking and setup, and without whom there would have been no LAN, and to @MateyBoi for his valuable advice and help in the run-up to the event.

And thanks as well of course to every person that bought a ticket – I know not all of you were able to make it on the day due to illness or other commitments, but your support for these events makes them feel worth all of the setup.


Congratulations to the winners of the LAN too:

@Sneater – GWYF
@JayBear – Wreckfest
@Darrigaz – PUBG
@Granted – UT2K4
and
@Darrigaz, @Sneater, @Glazbee and @Nugget2468 for their narrow L4D2 win ๐Ÿ˜›


Hopefully see you at GGX22, but for now, I’m gonna chill with some Dota ๐Ÿ˜€

Let’s. Talk. LAN!

What a wild 18months or so it’s been! We’re now in a position to organise a LAN event to finally catch up with all of you IRL.

We’d love to know if you guys would be interested in attending a LAN later this year, as we’ve had a venue booked for nearly 6 months now, unsure whether or not an event could even go ahead.

Head over to the #announcements channel in Discord for more details, and let us know if you’d be interested in grabbing a ticketโ€ฆ

Eugene

September Community Events

Ahoy everyone !

Happy to announce that we’ve got some online community events scheduled in for September, kindly being run by Fletch!

It’s been a while since we dived into Golf With Your Friends and Wreckfest

Check the image for details