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extra! extra! read all about it! / Discord Server Boost Level 2
« on: October 09, 2021, 11:25:16 AM HST »
our Discord Server Boost status is currently at Level 1 Level 2 thanks to Detank2002, Hawkan, MuffinTastic, shywolf91, and sov:

come enjoy the perks if you're not already in the server! :)

invite link:

big mahalos to these past boosters for also getting us to Level 2:

Ace of Spades Classic / building a group of AoS live streamers & vloggers
« on: April 11, 2021, 02:36:12 PM HST »
i'd like to begin promoting AoS live streamers & vloggers to grow their subscriber numbers as well as boost interest in the game.

who do we know who streams/vlogs on Twitch and/or YouTube, and whatever else?

extra! extra! read all about it! / one decade
« on: February 14, 2021, 04:40:26 PM HST »

aloha.pk was registered 10 years ago today on February 14, 2011. wow. :o i can't believe how fast time flies. at the time, it was rare to experience peaceful gaming communities that respected everyone fairly and recognized people for good behavior. too often i'd find myself involved with communities that had power-tripping know-it-all admins or bullying environments where carelessness was the road to popularity & power - and i had enough. i wanted a place where "hardcore" gamers (like myself at the time) could have a lax but serious gaming environment with roots of sincerity, respect, fairness, positive reinforcement, giving credit where due, etc. you know, the good ol' raw human stuff like how we'd treat friends & family in person, essentially "aloha" by definition. that's why... aloha... player killers. 8) and so as the story goes, on one lonely Valentine's Day in 2011, aloha.pk became an existence on a mission to bring together respectful gamers from anywhere in the world. :D

  • we began with a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 'Heavy Metal' 24/7 server - a huge open space 32 player FPS map full of drivable tanks & helos - in California that had lots of players connecting to it from Japan, so we duplicated the CA server as a second server in JP that became one of the most popular BFBC2 servers for a while (that's why some of our first members are Japanese).
  • a couple months later we became so heavily engrossed with Ace of Spades that nothing else mattered, not even BFBC2! :o at one point we were running 30+ full pyspades servers and our colo'd server got kicked out of a data center for bogging down their rack because they thought the 1,000+ simultaneous players were a massive DDOS attack. ::) to their defense early pyspades wasn't exactly optimized. thrilling times! fast forward to today and remarkably there's still plenty of fun to be had. nearly 10 years... it's a long lifespan for a game, and although we as a community are admittedly only as perfect as any human, overall i feel that our collective early involvement, organized staff operations, content & code creations, hosting services, and most importantly respectful attitudes had and continue to have a positive impact on the game. good job guys.
  • then of course there are the multiple awesome Minecraft worlds we built together, such as from the already shutdown 'crew and friends' server, and the newest alohacraft server which is live and can be played right now. check it out!

over the next 10 years all of our lives inevitably will change, but aloha.pk will still be here one way or another. we intend to continue our support for Ace of Spades and Minecraft as long as people want to play them. we're also aiming to expand our reach into other unique/interesting/creative games, technologies, and activities. please always feel free to share your finds & interests, maybe we'll be interested too and we can dream and build cool stuff together!

in the nearish future, web changes are planned that will help the community's social aspect grow, with the ultimate goal being to provide better recognition to everyone who contributes their time & effort. this community is where i met some of the most kind, smart, genuine, and interesting people that i know (friendships for life?) and with the right balance of careful thought and change i believe we can all have more of those kinds of connections.

regardless if you joined today, 5 years ago, or 10 years ago, this is probably still relatively early for aloha.pk. so aloha/welcome, and mahalo/thanks for all your past, present, and future time & effort. a decade ago i couldn’t have imagined a community as special as this and i know all of our combined efforts are the reason it became what it is. i am grateful. <3

updated February 14, 2021, 06:51 PM HST
featured media from today's event:

Ferrari's "fastest gun in the west"
Froe streams the game that got him into aloha

please share in this thread any media you have from today's event, thanks!

we're having a "full day, come and go as you feel welcome"-FerrariFlunker gaming event on Sunday, February 14, 2021, to celebrate the big one decade birthday of aloha.pk!

we'll be playing Ace of Spades on our classic ol' pinpoint map, one of the first custom AoS maps released by me during the early days of Ace of Spades, redesigned by DarioN & Mile specially for this event, and enhanced with modern scripts such as FerrariFlunker’s apocalypse and Mile’s glow (try placing bright blocks to see effects, requires OpenSpades or BetterSpades to see)

the event will have a soft opening starting around 12PM noon UTC and will remain live for the entire day and through the night:

Hawaii Standard Time, HST    Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 2:00 am HST       
Los Angeles, USA             Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 4:00 am PST       
Denver, USA                  Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 5:00 am MST       
Houston, USA                 Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 6:00 am CST       
New York, USA                Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 7:00 am EST       
Manila, Philippines          Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm PHST     
London, United Kingdom       Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 12:00 noon GMT
Corresponding UTC            Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 12:00

AoS event server address


-> status page

screen shots in this post by izzy, Mile, MuffinTastic
videos in this post by FerrariFlunker, Froelich131

whatevahs / 2020 US vice presidential debate
« on: October 07, 2020, 04:08:12 PM HST »
live now, just started

whatevahs / Have a good weekend.
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:14:39 PM HST »
"The world seems to be teetering on its axis. There is no shortage of dangers and outrages that crowd our mental real estate. Now we have a president with a dangerous disease. What we know is much less than what we don't know.

It is hard to remember what normalcy feels like. We see movies or read books from pre-pandemic times and it feels like we are entering a distant and alternate universe. Crowded airports? Extended family? Live music? The shouts on a school yard? Playoff baseball at Yankee Stadium? And on and on.

It's the end of the workweek, and as we sign off with colleagues and friends we wish a good weekend reflexively, but what does that even mean? How different will a weekend be from the endless churn of our surreal calendar? We try to carve out time and space, but the world of anxieties has a way of crashing in.

I think back to other times of worry and disorientation. I think primarily of my childhood during World War II, when so much hung in a balance where murderous fascisim was ascendent. And I remember people still tried to squeeze out some of the joys of life.

Today, we can't do a lot of what we did then. We can't gather with family and friends, at least not in person. We can't go out to dinner, or a ballgame, or the movies. But we can also try to find moments of peace. I have taken to daily walks, especially now that the Texas summer heat has cracked. I try to read, watch movies, and talk on the phone or through the computer. Call up an old friend or family member this weekend who you've been meaning to call. Try to talk about something other than the news, although it's bound to come up. Try to focus on the human connection.

We are in the midst of a chaotic and perilous moment in American history. We have had those before. What has saved us in the past has been our resolve, our resourcefulness and our common humanity. We need to channel those traits once more in this moment of need.

Have a good weekend." -Dan Rather

extra! extra! read all about it! / an evolved apocalypse, now live in AoS Babel
« on: September 30, 2020, 03:57:17 PM HST »
FerrariFlunker and Mile updated the apocalypse feature in the AoS Babel server to enhance its visual effects and add an additional unlock method. in Ferrari's own words:
A new version of apocalypse has just been added to the babel server! New fog, new lightning, and a new way to unlock!
Every time a team captures their 5th intel, the player who has contributed the most blocks to their team's tower will be given /apoc

you can also unlock apocalypse by capturing the intel after you've killed 20 players in a single life.

play @ aos://2791176354:34887

extra! extra! read all about it! / 2020 first US presidential debate
« on: September 29, 2020, 04:30:15 PM HST »
live now, you should watch.. historical moment

extra! extra! read all about it! / The Froedom
« on: September 14, 2020, 03:12:34 AM HST »
check out Froe's "vanillaish" Minecraft series. he's building a new world and taking us through the journey on YouTube.

it's uplifting, fun, and educational. :)

he created a topic about it and posts updates there too:

extra! extra! read all about it! / get registered to vote
« on: September 03, 2020, 02:49:21 PM HST »
2 months until US election.
it's not too late to register to vote.
please register & vote. it takes 2 minutes.


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