So, a small few of you may have heard of the Steamtoid
, the Destructoid Community that exists on the Online Game Distribution Network Steam. Now, this may have previously seemed completely dead, and just a pointless group to join in the first place as a result, but over the last few weeks, it's started to become slowly more active, especially the chatroom, which you were lucky enough to find even one other person in at most times. It seems now times have changed
Why exactly am I making a blog post about this
? Because I feel it's a great way to get more involved with the community as a whole, and a great way to find some new gaming friends, or just generally, new friends. You get to know people a lot more personally in the Steam Community than looking at their blogs. The chatroom is active at most times, A variety of European, Asian, and American steam users are constantly in the chat, looking to play games of all sorts together, so it is rarely quiet as of recent.
Becoming a part of the Steamtoid community is incredibly easy. First off, either buy a game, download a demo, or register a steam-appliable game (Anything made by Valve) using your own Steam account (all availible at http://store.steampowered.com
), and then just search groups for "Destructoid". Join, and congrats, you're a member! And there's a lot more to do than just chat if you're a member of Steamtoid. You'll find that the chatroom is usually most active on a friday, due to the events hosted every week, "Friday Night Fights
Most people will probably have already heard of FNF, but just incase you haven't, it's a weekly event where Destructoid users can play arranged matches on any game. On Steamtoid, we're usually open to discussion about what games our FNF will be based on, with regular choices of Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2
, and many other games. Though, if enough requests are made, they'll list another game for FNF.
Just recently in the Steamtoid Community, members (Such as myself, and a few others), have begun to adopt DTOID tags, playing in games together as teams. This is a great experience overall, a community playing together rather than just playing online games off of your own back, and has already resulted in some great experiences (Mostly in Garry's Mod, as you can see at the top of this page, though it was an amazing hour, and the video is on it's way to a blog near you soon). What could result from Steamtoid members playing together? Chaos? Fun? Hilarity?
Probably all of them. Probably worth finding out yourself.
So in closing, take a look at Steam if you already haven't. The Destructoid community is alive and kicking on it, and is willing to accept more people at any time. Even if you don't have an amazing computer, there will be something on there that you can play with other people, there's always a way. On a final note, if you must blame anyone for Steamtoid community coming to life, blame Doomsday Forte
. He did it.