After talking about it this morning in the Open Forum, I decided to take it to TAYClassic (and then later to the front page) and see what everyone's opinion is on a game night. So, we're going to sit down and figure some things out really quick, and we're going to do it through a series of polls, so bear with me.
First question: Are you interested in a scheduled game night?
I know you all have busy schedules, so I mainly just want to know if enough people would mind having organized times for this. With it being summer, and plans always changing, and having odd hours at work, it's possible that just leaving it as random occurrences would be the best option.
However, I wouldn't mind having a scheduled time that we could all meet up, just for the sake of organization. I saw that Nach and Cheroro the other night not expecting there to be a Red Dead Redemption game and ended up missing it, which was pretty unfortunate. Hopefully with some set times we can get everyone together much more easily.
If your opinion on this goes beyond the scope of a Yes/No, let me know.
Basically, if you don't want a game night, you can ignore the rest of this. If you could go either way or you fit into that "Other" category, feel free to answer anyways.
Second question: Which consoles do you have access to? Do you own a gaming PC?
For clarity's sake, don't vote for the 360 if you aren't willing to purchase Live.
Just so we know what to expect or what platforms to hold it on. As it stands right now, I think a lot of those who would be interested in this own PS3's, so that's probably what we'll be looking at. If there's a good number who have 360's or PC's, though, that opens up the doors for some free-to-play games and some 360 goodness.
Third question: What days are good for you?
We're going to leave weekends out of this for now and restrict it to weekdays, since a lot of you seem to need to do your own thing on the weekends (myself included). Let me know if you'd like a weekend option, though, and we can reconsider.
Last question: How often would you want to do this?
I'm unsure if we're going to want to do this multiple times a week or make it bimonthly or maybe even just once a month. The possibilities are endless. Remember to keep it just in the range that it's rare enough to keep it special, but often enough so that they aren't too spaced out.
That's all I've got! Thanks very much for letting me know your opinions via the polls and below. I'm hoping that if this does become a thing, it'll be pretty easy to set up with the friend database and TAYlendar.
Once we have a better idea (if there's enough interest) on which consoles people own, and when everyone feels comfortable, we can look at setting up times. Maybe we could get a separate group for the folks in Europe that might have a hard time attending these, as well.
If you have any comments or suggestions, let me know here or on my conTAYct page. Thanks!