News & Updates
I'd like to thank all our amazing organizers and members who made the month of February awesome and fun! We're excited to share with you our plans going forward for March. We're kicking off strong this week with our first full slate of events for March. Check below for a complete monthly outline of what events and game nights are to come. Enjoy!
Future of Minecraft Nights
Minecraft has grown and established itself as an institution in the Xbox community. We've been featuring Xbox events for this game for nearly 3 years now. We're all very happy where Minecraft is right now and how well our community world is performing. Thank you for all for making Minecraft Nights so great and amazing!
On Xbox, we're in a unique situtation. There are essentially two different 'Minecraft' games on Xbox One. There is the standard 'Xbox One Edition' and just 'Minecraft', the new version of the game released late last year. We've been operating on the Xbox One Edition for years and the world we're currently in was established in August 2017. Sadly, the Xbox One Edition has limitations mainly in the area of item caps (banners, paintings, item frames, armor stands).
Due to high activity and constant construction, we're hitting numerous item caps. We also have more people who want to play in the events than the world can hold (the XB1 Edition can only hold 8 people max at one time). The new version of Minecraft has no limits and we can even upload our current world to the new version, so we don't lose anything. The odds are in the favor of a change, but we have people who have reservations about switching (UI issues on the new version, stability etc) and their concerns are also valid.
Thanks to feedback and suggestions from members, we're going to hold a special event on March 15th at 7:00pm EST for the new version of Minecraft. We're going to test out all the new features and have a group discussion on where we want to go with Minecraft Nights. Continue with the XB1 Edition, or prepare to transition to the new version? Minecraft Nights have always been about bringing the community closer. This is a great opportunity for us as a community to rally, discuss, and decide together what to do. I want to hear from you. Cya there.
Sea of Thieves
The AJSA on Xbox sets sail for the high seas this month! We've been preparing for this for awhile now and we're ready to play.
- Join us on Tuesday March 20th for a special 'Launch Party' get-together for Sea of Thieves at 7:00pm EST!
- Then meet up for our Inaugural Event for Sea of Thieves on Friday night March 23rd at 7:30pm EST!
This will be a new community featured title for us to play and meet up weekly in events. We're excited to make our mark on this new title and set the foundation for the many funny/silly/awesome adventures to come.
For those who wish to take part in the Inaugural Event but don't have the funds to buy the game right away, don't worry. If you have the Xbox Game Pass, you can access the game right away or if you have yet to use your 14 Day Free Trial for the Xbox Game Pass, you can use it and get instant access to the game to participate in the event if you so wish. Absolutely no pressure!
May the AJSA Pirate Flag fly high above our foes and the loot be generous and plentiful!
AJSA Special Operation
On Saturday March 31st at 6pm EST, join us for our first AJSA Special Operation of 2018! We're changing things up a bit this year when it comes to Special Operations. This time around, each Division is featuring a title of their choice to best represent their community and showcase the best of what they have to offer. We're gathering the whole community to play and have fun across PC and console! On Xbox One, we're having Overwatch be our featured title for the Special Operation.
To commemorate the first Special Operation of 2018, we're having a unique challenge tied into our communiy activity. There will be a 'Marathon Challenge' for all the Divisions to strive for and complete. The events must last for six or more hours for the challenge to be completed. Who will be the last Division standing? Have fun and good gaming! See you at the end of the month.
Monster Hunter World Squad Info
We've finally gone ahead and made our Monster Hunter World Squad information public (insert hoorahs here). Sergeant Sickshock has posted all information concerning our MHW Squad in this forum thread. Feel free to reach out to him if you need any help getting an invite to the squad. We're having a Game Night for MHW on March 18th, so that'll be a perfect opportunity for anyone to meet up and play with new friends and/or get set up in the Xbox Squad!
March 2018 Activity Outline
WEEK ONE [March 6th to March 11th]
- Tues. Mar. 6th - 7:30pm EST - Fortnite: Battle Royale [Event]
- Thurs. Mar. 8th - 7:00pm EST - Minecraft: Xbox One Edition [Event]
- Fri. Mar. 9th - 7:30pm EST - Rainbow Six: Siege [Event]
- Sat. Mar. 10th - 7:00pm EST - Overwatch [Event]
- Sun. Mar. 11th - 7:00pm EST - Destiny 2 [Game Night]
WEEK TWO [March 13th to March 18th]
- Tues. Mar. 13th - 7:30pm EST - COD: Black Ops [Backward. Compat] [Event]
- Weds. Mar. 14th - 7:30pm EST - Gears of War 4 [Game Night]
- Thurs. Mar. 15th - 7:00pm EST - Minecraft (New Version) [Event]
- Fri. Mar. 16th - 7:30pm EST - Battlefield 3 [Backward. Compat] [Event]
- Sat. Mar. 17th - 7:00pm EST - Overwatch [Event]
- Sun. Mar. 11th - 7:00pm EST - Monster Hunter World [Game Night]
WEEK THREE [March 19th to March 24th]
- Mon. Mar. 19th - 7:30pm EST - Battlefield 4 [Game Night]
- Fri. Mar. 23rd - 7:30pm EST - Sea of Thieves [Event]
- Sat. Mar. 24th - 7:00pm EST - Overwatch [Event]
March 21st and March 22nd are to be determined. Check back later for details.
WEEK FOUR [March 27th to March 31st]
- Tues. Mar. 27th - 7:30pm EST - COD: World War II [Event]
- Weds. Mar. 28th - 7:30pm EST - Sea of Thieves [Game Night]
- Thurs. Mar. 29th - 7:00pm EST - Minecraft: Xbox One Edition [Event]
- Sat. Mar. 31st - 6:00pm EST - Overwatch [Event] [Special Operation]
For more information on Weekly Events & Game Nights, check out our Xbox Community Information thread.
AJSA Gaming Youtube
PUBG with Wookie & Pals - Ep. 2 (XB1) | March 1st, 2018 - A new video is live on the AJSA Gaming Youtube channel! We are featuring Episode 2 of 'Wookie & Pals'. This video chronicles another whacky night of PUBG gaming led by WookieJedi and his band of 'Angry' misfits. Thank you and enjoy!
AJSA Xbox One Weekly Event Schedule [March 6th to March 10th]
How Can I Join An Xbox One Event? - For new members/first time event participants, I highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). You can also join the AJSA Xbox Club and add hosts/members there. All event and game night parties are launched from the Club. Additionally, please review our Code of Conduct.
Communication during events are done primarily in the Xbox Live Party system. In case of emergency, we will use the AJSA Discord Channel. We accept and make adjustments for people who are shy in large groups and/or for people who have no mics.
If by chance you do not have the host as a friend, please message the host for an invite to the game/party during the event and then exchange friend requests upon entry to the party. Most, if not all, event parties will be visible to all Xbox Club members. Look under "Looking for Group" at the start/during an event to view the event party and join up.
If you would like to give advance notice to the host that you would like to play, you are free to do so. Otherwise keep note of the event start times and join the host's Xbox Live party to begin. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at "RuneX" on the forums or on Xbox Live. To learn more about the AJSA Xbox One Division, check out our Community Information thread.
Fortnite: Battle Royale - Xbox One Event - Mar. 6th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Fortnite: Battle Royale is entering Season 3! The AJSA is ready to fight and take part in the new adventures this season will bring. We're holding an event this Tuesday in observance of the arrival of Season 3 at 7:30pm EST. Play, build, and destroy your way to claim victory! Click here for details on the new update.
This game is free to play, no purchase required! If you have access to the 'Save the World' PvE campaign of Fortnite (purchase is required to access that mode), and there are enough people that also have access to that, we can set up a second group for people to play the PvE content. Otherwise main focus will be on Battle Royale shenanigans.
Cya at Tilted Towers.
Time: March 6th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Minecraft - Xbox One Event - Thurs. Mar. 8th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Welcome to the first Xbox event of March! Come on by and build with us this Thursday night as we work and play in our Minecraft community world. Members are invited play, talk, and craft together with their fellow builders in the Angry Army.
Please note that for this event we will use the 'Xbox One Edition' of Minecraft.
Our outpost at the underwater Sea Palace is complete! Claim your rooms, decorate, and explore the surrounding lands! We're continuing work the new battle arena so if you want to help out, feel free!
We have a central base for all members to start off in and use as a launching pad to explore the rest of the world. Additionally we have 'Bounties & Contracts' for members to complete during the event. You can earn new gear/loot by exploring new areas and discovering secret locations! All 'Bounties & Contracts' will be up at the central base at the start of the event on the 'Bounty Board'.
Participants are highly encouraged to join the Xbox Live Party of the host "RuneX" during the event. If the party is full, please message him so room can be made for you. Early attendance is encouraged due to limited spots in the server.
Time: March 8th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya]
Rainbow Six: Siege - Xbox One Event - Fri. Mar. 9th, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
A capsule from space has just crashed in New Mexico..an Outbreak and a surge of violence has forced the authorities to establish a Quarantine Zone. The whole area has been infected with an alien parasite, turning locals into aggressive mutated creatures. The Zone is the only thing keeping the Infected contained. The AJSA is being deployed to counter and eliminate the threat. Never Give Up! Never Surrender! Victory or Death!
Squad up with the AJSA this Friday night and kick off your gaming weekend with some Rainbow Six: Siege action. We've gathering in observance of the newest expansion, 'Operation Chimera', which introduces a new PvE co-op mode called 'Outbreak' along with two new Operators to play as. We'll be playing casual online, 'Terrorist Hunt', and 'Outbreak' game modes during the event. Members of all skill/rank levels are welcome to participate.
Click here to get caught up with the new content from 'Operation Chimera' along with details on the Outbreak mode.
Time: March 2nd, 2018 @7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT)
Host: Melon [Gamertag: StraightUpMelon]
Overwatch - Xbox One Event - Sat. Mar. 10th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Welcome to the first Overwatch Xbox event of March! We have concluded our 'Year of the Dog' celebrations. We hope everyone got the skins and content they wanted. Team up with us during our Overwatch event this Saturday night on March 10th, 2018 at 7:00pm EST.
The host will set up a custom game lobby to start up the event to get everyone warmed up. Afterwards the host will determine to split up the group to play regular, online multiplayer. If you have suggestions on modes/themes for custom games, please message WookieJedi on Xbox Live.
For additional information on Xbox One Overwatch events, click the link below:
Time: March 10th, 2018 @7:00pm EST (12:00am GMT)
Host: AJSAWookieJedi [Gamertag: AJSAWookieJedi]
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Edited by RuneX