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How did you find out about SS13?

Postby rdght91 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:13 pm #96272

Curious. There was a discussion on a USMC-centric forum about video games, someone mentioned it being a funny game, started playing on goon but the lag was too much so I tried here instead.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Takeguru » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:20 pm #96273

At some point I noticed the general on /vg/, probably about late 2012?

I played there for a bit, noticed they were using /tg/ stuff because at that point they were still linking to the /tg/ wiki, so I came here.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Steelpoint » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:46 pm #96279

About five years ago I read a Rock Paper Shotgun article on Space Station 13, this article to be precise. ... nder-ep-1/

Needless to say I was very interested by this little game on display, and I (eventually) found my way to Goonstation, on the old Donut Station 2. I played there for several months, and had plenty of interesting stories and encounters, but ultimately I could not get my grasps with the control scheme and eventually left.

Two years later, around 2012, I somehow became interested in SS13 again.

I looked around at opinions on the servers to find one to play on, I found the three prongs of /tg/station, Baystation and Goonstation. /tg/station seemed to appeal to me since I wanted a fun experience with a modicum of roleplay, thus here I am.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Bluespace » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:52 pm #96280

I used to play on Nox GMod servers, but then my PC melted and I got stuck with an ultra shit laptop.
In an effort to reconnect with the NoX community, I started playing Noxstation.
I got bored of the low pop, and Nox is full of edgy as fuck retards, so I jumped ship to teegee. (HBL actually played Nox once, and they were like, the only decent person on board.)
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby EndgamerAzari » Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:57 pm #96282

A thread on /tg/ whose OP contained the phrase "Getting obese by eating research monkeys and then missing the shuttle because you can't run" was the clincher that finally convinced me to give it a shot (after I stopped violently convulsing with laughter).
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby TheNightingale » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:08 pm #96283

A friend of mine recommended it, claiming it was 'fun', and here I am. In retrospect, I really shouldn't have listened.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Wyzack » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:15 pm #96284

Read one of the /tg/ ss13 story threads that used to happen before d20 shit up the board constantly. Asked around a bit and was recommended tg station, got insanely sick a few days later and just spent hours learning the interface and stuff. The rest is history as they say.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby peoplearestrange » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:08 pm #96297

A gaming radio show in the UK called 'One Life Left' had a group of friends play it then discuss it as one of their features.

Two of my favourite parts from the discussion where
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Zaffre » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:11 pm #96299

A guy called Sacriel mentioned some hilarious moments when playing this game and he ended up streaming it with the creator of DayZ. I saw how crazy in-depth it was for a 2d game and thought it was right up my street but I didn't have the time to play. After my final exams Dean Hall (DayZ creator) made his own server based on Bay called RocketStation , so I joined and have been addicted ever since. Still prefer their Medical System with AutopsAutopsies etc. This was like 2-3 years ago.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Atlanta-Ned » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:57 pm #96319

I was on Nox (for gmod zombie survival) and saw threads about SS13. I hopped on and stuck around until it collapsed and then I switched over here. Fucking Takara.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby AnonymousNow » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:05 pm #96321

Sometime around 2009/2010, I found some /tg/ threads talking about this bizarre space game where people seemed to kill each other in hilarious ways. Seemed complicated, so it took me a little while to get into it, but once I did I was impossible to get rid of.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby DemonFiren » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:27 pm #96328

Daaaaaayum, that's one bait and switch.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby kevinz000 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:17 pm #96342

I did some google search on certain types of games on certain types of code
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Remie Richards » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:23 pm #96361

TheNightingale wrote:A friend of mine recommended it, claiming it was 'fun', and here I am. In retrospect, I really shouldn't have listened.

This but without the sad ending.

We (Me and my friend) played on goon together 2-3 hours, he went to bed, I continued playing for another 4 or so hours.
Did not play the game again, I just lost interest. then eventually a year later I come across the game again (0 clue, do not recall how), end up playing on Yog for about a month or two, eventually get interested in what's in the SVN updates and start periodically downloading the SVN updates, just to read the commit logs and see the new stuff, then go on Yog and be disappointed they're about a month or so behind.
I eventually just packed my things and headed here because it was the source of all the updates, here we weren't a month behind the actual code+content.

Guess I was predestined to be a coderbus member (rofl) then since my main reason for coming up to /tg/station were the updates.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Ikarrus » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:24 pm #96362

tgstation's first summer, with the /v/ invasion, the first time the game was ruined forever.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby invisty » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:29 pm #96365

Ikarrus wrote:tgstation's first summer, with the /v/ invasion, the first time the game was ruined forever.

Good greentext stories.

I got into it just before the first summer invasion. The thing I enjoyed most was finding all the different areas of the station - it seemed so novel at the time.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby ThanatosRa » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:18 pm #96381

I Actually don't exactly remember, but I estimate finding it through a /tg/ thread In... I wanna say 2011-2012? It's been awhile and I've lost track.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby PKPenguin321 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:26 pm #96383

Me and my fatass neckbeard friends who I love were all at one friend's house to watch some movie (I think it might have been pulp fiction) one night. Once it ended we were just talking and one friend in particular kept telling us all these stories about some crazy sounding game where he did all kinds of ridiculous shit. I genuinely thought it was some kind of tabletop game at first and asked him which it was, and to my surprise it turned out to be a video game with every single feature he described somehow coded in. It had never really occurred to me that there could be a game with features so complex and emergent, so once he told me about it I was instantly hooked.

He thought it was kind of funny how I thought it was a tabletop, so he set up a shoddily improvised version of it that could be played with dice and words alone. We rolled for traitor and picked jobs and he described various departments (he described maintenance as "A place only engineers and janitors can legitimately enter. It's a series of tunnels extremely vast that's very easy to get lost and die in." I imagined it as some kind of mysterious cave like the dwemer underground from Skyrim for the longest time because of this.). IIRC, I was a traitor chemist and shanked some guy with a syringe of unstable mutagen, and because I got a high roll the guy exploded into tentacles and gorey mutated organs. My friend was the clown and murdered some guy in the bar. It was surprisingly true to the real game, looking back on it.

Afterwords I messaged my friend on skype asking him to show me how to get into the real game. When I first logged into a /tg/ server, I believe Errorage was still in the last one or two weeks of hosting (we were still using Basil was at 0 players all the time so he logged into it with me to show me the ropes (this is the only time I've ever metagamed). After a while he left me on my own to die in maintenance due to failing to hack APCs, etc. I would do a vote to restart and since I was the only player it would pass. I played botanist a lot and eventually some kind captain who I've long since forgotten the name of came in and helped me learn even more of how to play. After probably a few weeks of playing basil I eventually moved to sybil, and now I play on and off on both servers fairly regularly. My friend doesn't play often at all anymore since he got into Dota.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Tunder » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:43 pm #96392

The regular /tg/ threads about five years back. The stories were too good to ignore.

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I threw the robust coffee, it hit the Captain in the face, he either began to emote his face melting off, or robust coffee actually used to do that back then. And then Cuban Pete blew up the entire courtroom and ~40 people.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby lumipharon » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:45 am #96431

After most of the /vg/ guild in GW2 eventually quit because shitgame, a lot of us still hung out in the mumble server.

Two of the guys often sat in a channel on their own playing some game, so one day I asked what they were playing.
They described some awfully shitty sounding game with awfully shitty sounding admins (I think they were playing goon, never found out). It sounded pretty meh, so I never even looked it up.

Eventually though, I noticed ss13 threads on /tg/ and the stories were pretty damn awesome, so that's when I actually looked it up and gave it a go. My first few weeks was spent purely doing botany, often with based Xemo. Occasionally shit would go down/the station would explode/we'd all burn to death/some guy would murder me from botany maint/all of the above, but it was pretty great.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby oranges » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:52 am #96433

via /tg/, ran a private nz server for a while, it eventually died after everyone left university, came back to find myself unbanned from tg and got stuck in again.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Cheimon » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:49 am #96439

Saw a reddit thread on /r/games about good free games to play. SS13 was mentioned several times, so I gave it a look. Tried yog for a while then settled here.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby ThatSlyFox » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:48 am #96447

A lets player called Jefmajor used to stream his time on goon way back in 2010. He also told stories of his most fun rounds. Him talking about how he kidnapped a chef, feed him until he exploded, and then got banned got me wanting to play it.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby RG4 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:07 am #96449

Tried to get into it like 2012ish and couldn't. Around 2013 I played on TnB's server was friends with apparently the infamous Desmond Coldsmith, he mentored me through out my wee days of SS13.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby iamgoofball » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:15 am #96452

used to grief nox with bee york and co.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby NikNakFlak » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:50 am #96480

Brother who coded played it and it looked interesting so I played it and got hooked. He played here, so I play here. No idea where he learned it.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby dionysus24779 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:42 am #96495

As far as I remember: tv tropes

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Scott » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:51 am #96497

/v/ some five years ago or so. /v/ invasion, perhaps?

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Cayce » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:52 pm #96526

I was on 4chan's /tg/ about.. what.. six years ago? Something like that. People started talking about it, and linked to Goon. I played there for a few weeks until /tg/station was created and started playing here. I play intermittently, for a few months on, a few months off, and then back on.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby whodaloo » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:34 pm #96591

A real life friend of mine used to headmin on another server. I got interested enough in his stories about it to pick it up.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Xhuis » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:23 pm #96618

Told about it by a friend who quit the game days later. I played for a bit on LLA, then joined /tg/. A while later I took a year-long hiatus and then came back and got into the coding scene, which is the reason I haven't left again.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby MrStonedOne » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:49 am #96739

Used to be room mates with bob dobbington, he got me to play (after like 3 months of nagging) my first round while sitting on a couch in a weed cafe in seattle's university district vaping weed indoors. That was a fun round.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby 420weedscopes » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:18 am #96740

after three years of founding /v/ and /vg/ settlements with santropez and exbroit (rip imabear) i gave all my shit to my then-fiancee (including a super op sword) and stopped playing, got back into cs surfing and 1.6 NIPPERMAPS. got bored of that and found ss13 on /vg/ one day. started playing, started coding, stopped coding, started spriting, stopped playing, stopped spriting. fiancee breaks up with me. two years of depression, and now i'm back here again shitposting at a refined rate
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Cuboos » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:20 pm #96812

I've overheard a couple friends playing it one night and laughing their asses off. After asking them about it they said they said something a long the lines of "you wouldn't enjoy it" or "you wouldn't get it", then laughing about some kind of shenanigan a clown was doing. A year later another friend of mine introduced me more formally to SS13 and we played on Yog and Nox station which we both played between for a while before getting banned for stupid reasons. (on yog i got banned for hacking mule bots while not antag, and on nox i got banned for stealing IDs from dead guys while not antag). Then we discovered /TG/ Station and realized it was the original code of both Nox and Yog and were like, "Fuck those guys, we're staying here", and here we are. Also, the first two friends, were Goon players, probably says something about why they were reluctant to introduce me originally. Now they're all like, "oh yeah! we place spess mens too!"
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Laharl Monthy » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:46 pm #96816

Let's see...

I was a lurker on the sup/tg/ archives, reading good ol' /tg/ stories (Old Man Henderson, stuff from STORYTIME or WHM, W40K stuff, that sort of stuff) and then I stumbler upon storied about SS13. I became curious, took a look, and decided to try it out.

Tried first with hum...Goon Servers? Didn't really like it, I felt confused as fuck. Decided to try again on /tg/station a few months later...Aaaand here I am.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Redblaze3000 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:13 am #96967

I learned through Bay12 and played goon before moving to urist when it was made. I jumped ship to tg because urist wasn't chaotic enough.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Summoner » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:52 am #96984

I was part of a old forum that recommended ss13, I got on and played some servers then gave up. I came back in late 2012 and had to create a new Byond account where I then played on some servers till I found /tg/ in early 2013 and I've stayed since.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby THE MIGHTY GALVATRON » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:58 am #96986

I read some yellow text stories on 420chan /vg/ 500 years ago. And my life has been downhill ever since.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Vekter » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:27 am #96999


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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby bandit » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:48 pm #99088

A couple guys from another game decided to play spessmens, I joined as miner and immediately pickaxed myself to death because I had no idea what I was doing. eventually I got better
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Anonmare » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:43 pm #99828

Saw it on 4chan's /vg/ board while shitposting and thoguht, "Oh hey this seems fun." Went to the starter guide and loaded up my first server... Sybil. But, I accidentally entered as a viro by accident and I didn't want to fuck stuff up so I went to Basil which is where I stayed.
Had I not fucked up at that time, I would have probably never played on Basil.

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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby Mister_Doc » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:46 am #103524

I think I stumbled across the page for it on either 1d4chan or TVtropes.
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Re: How did you find out about SS13?

Postby John_Oxford » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:43 am #103569

Saw some random ass youtube video how to make bombs.
Thought "Damn, must be them fukken terrorists, better go check this shit out and get put on a NSA watchlist"
Watched the video, and it was pretty interesting, toxins being what seemed to be a very complex process was a very easy one.
Shrugged it off. Keep browsing
Come 2 years later, i was bored, and then the video popped into my head.
Then proceeded to search the entire internet to find what game its from
Eventually found it, and joined LLA
Played LLA for 2 years, deemed it was shit because its more of a Hugbox than tumblr is.
Play yog, for around a week, tried goon once, couldn't get past the UI, eventually just played sandbox servers for a while, building bases n'shit
Came apon /tg/. Been with it ever since.
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