Brian

DrTheopolis

Using Pidgin to access Cryptic chat from outside their games

21 hours ago
I have tried and tried and tried some more to get this to work for me and it NEVER has. 
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Brian

DrTheopolis

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

21 hours ago
What an amazing weekend!! Winning SWCredits and a raffle prize was just icing on the cake! 

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to all involved in organizing and running. It's a pleasure to serve with each and every one of you. Stonewall Gaming is such a fantastic volunteer army of dedication gamers. I am still thrilled –and proud– to be among its ranks.

Brian
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Ted Hembach

TLara

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

23 hours ago


Tosk - The Game - Results

This Tosk Hunt was a short, but glorious and successful one:

All Tosks were found after they hid themselves very skillfully because all Tosk Hunters gave their best in their efforts to find them quickly. The Tosk Hunters were:

Akrilon
DanaDark
matheusarik
mstfrancis
NikoLunus
Six-of-Nine
sqweloookle
yaris8

All Hunters recieve a very rare Bridge Officer as participation reward.

The successful hunters who found a Tosk were:

matheusarik
Six-of-Nine
sqweloookle
yaris8

All successful Hunters recieve a very rare Tosk Duty Officer and a Gamma Quadrant Duty Officer Mini-Pack as reward, as well as some Bateret Sedatives and Ketracel Stimulants and a Ferengi Shuttle Pet to aid them in their next hunt.

NikoLunus wins a special Judge's Award (a rare Tosk Duty Officer) for Best Overall Costume: The Tosk Hunter Armor with corresponding Energy Crossbow.
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Jamie Hurst

MadHatch

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

Yesterday
Oh wow!

Thank you for the prize and the points! Many thanks to the judges on the costume contest :-)
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Gareth GXV3

GXV3

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

Yesterday
All winner SWC cards have been Updated!

Sqweeloookle
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Arabian nights - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Scavenger Hunt - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 melee - AWARDED 3 SWC

Tlara
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Arabian nights - AWARDED 2 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Scavenger Hunt - AWARDED 2 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 melee - AWARDED 2 SWC

Hippiepunk
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Arabian nights - AWARDED 2 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Scavenger Hunt - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Monsterboard race - AWARDED 2 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 melee - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 1 SWC

IMtrick
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Arabian nights - AWARDED 4 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Monsterboard race - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC

Michlo
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Arabian nights - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 2 SWC

wrenquist
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Arabian nights 1st place - AWARDED 3 SWC

chipz
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Scavenger Hunt - AWARDED 4 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 melee - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Raffle winner - AWARDED 10 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 1 SWC

yaris8
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Scavenger Hunt - AWARDED 5 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 2 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 1 SWC

Ereiid/sej
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Scavenger Hunt - AWARDED 2 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 5 SWC

Francis
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Monsterboard race - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC

Zoxesyr
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Monsterboard race - AWARDED 2 SWC

kerix
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Monsterboard race - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC

Doctheop
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Monsterboard race - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 2 SWC

Insanefuture79
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 3 SWC

Danadark
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 2 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 3 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 5 SWC

Six-of-nine
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 2 SWC

alpha50327
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Trek Trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC

Gr_vity
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 4 SWC

Gulio1704
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC

Halish
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 4 SWC

Jimmyjoe
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 1 SWC

khazaan
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC

Knightchucky
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Bingo - AWARDED 2 SWC

Nicholasjohn
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 trek trivia - AWARDED 1 SWC

@Banach
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 Raffle winner - AWARDED 7 SWC

Niko
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 1 SWC

gaijinsouthwind
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 1 SWC

voleron
JULY 2019 - PRIDE10 guess the gif - AWARDED 1 SWC


If you do not see your total updated, please refresh your SWC card page.
If you have forgotten your Stonewall Credit Personal link, please mail me and I'll send it to you.
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Patrick Aka Trick

trick

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

Yesterday
Quote by sqweloookle
Do we get to see them all? @trick


This is a bit of a low-resolution mess since I haven't had a chance to grab all the hi-def versions and sort them out, but it's something! :)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eG2etukheLA4zTkAA

And this one from @Hippiepunk wins a special Judge's Award for Best Overall Screenshot, which awards the amazing prize of me thinking it's pretty funny.

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Cal

calx

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend - Monsterboard race winners!

Yesterday


BREAKING NEWS!
The Stonewall News Bureau, an executive tendril of the Stonewall Times, is getting reports of strange sightings of MONSTERS appearing on Risa during the annual Lohlunat Festival!

It looks as if MONSTERS appeared on the beach out of nowhere, teamed up and then did a race against time and each other carrying nothing other than some juice! These MONSTERS demonstrated intelligent, cognitive behaviour after instruction by their imperious binary leaders @GXV3 and @chipz416

They performed an orbital route along the main island resort using islanders' hoverboards and then proceeded to pass the juice containers to their teamed MONSTER partner, which then took them to a location near Sovak's camp, upon which they then raced into the Hotel complex breaching the non-existent security defence perimeter and reaching the computer terminals in the main floor!

What happened next is a mystery and is still subject to investigation but what we can confirm is that these were the following MONSTER placements!


The following teams can get sample bottles of the used juices left behind on submitting a request to Stonewall's Department of Lost Properties:
  • Fourth Place Team - Akrilon & @audiored
  • Fifth Place Team - @Michlo & DeepSky579
  • Sixth Place Team - KnightChucky & thecaley
  • Seventh Place Team - lorddullahan & @sqweloookle


This strange ritual demands further study and we can only hope to have a second sighting to conduct further scientifical and engineery type-analysis to infer what intentions these MONSTERS pose!

In the meantime, we advise all locals and tourists to be vigilant and to report any such MONSTER sightings to your nearest hot local law enforcement officer in/or out of uniform! 


#Pride10
#MonsterRace
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[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

Yesterday
Do we get to see them all? @trick
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davidsalata

Any dark games?

Yesterday
Whatever happened to game series that could successfully pull off dark atmospheres? I feel that games like Diablo/Diablo 2 had an atmosphere that fit the game content, and Diablo 3 comes out and is brighter/more cartoonish. Even games like Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask had a gloomy feeling to them, and now we have a very bright and cartoonish BOTW (still think it's a good game, but doesn't feel like a Zelda game to me). The only modern series that i can think of that is able to pull off this atmosphere anymore is Dark Soul.
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Patrick Aka Trick

trick

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

2 days ago

Winners

1st Place (60 points): @CalX (5 SWCs)
2nd Place (59 points): @Chipz416 (4 SWCs)
3rd Place (38 points): @TLara (3 SWCs)
4th Place (29 points): @Ereiid and @hippiepunk (2 SWCs)
5th Place (14 points) @sqweloookle (1 SWC)

Thanks for playing and for some really great creative screenshots (not to mention the creative interpretation of some of the targets).
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Nick Swinford

NicholasJohn16

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

2 days ago
Opening Speech:

Welcome everyone to the Tenth Annual Pride Weekend. As is customary, I’m going to start us out with a few words.

Ten years is a pretty big accomplishment. We wouldn’t have ever gotten here if it wasn’t for the tireless effort of some many people. Some of them have been here, helping maintain and build our fleet for years. I’d like to take this time to praise some of the people currently working to make SGN a better place. Feel free to show your appreciation as well.

@Voleron first joined the Admiralty in 2013 taking over the Department of Fleet Resources from Admiral Tuvak. Before this, he served as a Fleet Captain in the department. As Chief, he spearhead re-arranging our banks and implementing the standard we still use for upgrading our holdings. He hosted the extremely popular Trek Trivia events that takes him hours to prepare and host. Now, he servers as our PR Officer where he expertly manages our social media, creates wonderful graphics and works hard to promote all of our events and guilds. Dave, thank you so much for all you do.

@GXV3 joined the Admirals in 2015, taking over Fleet Resources from Voleron. As Chief, he wonderfully manages our holdings, organizes the banks and monitors our assets. In his tenure, he launched and maintains the Stonewall Credits Store. On top of his duties, he regularly hosts fantastic events like Reflection Day, raffles, and walking challenges. He manages and promotes Stonewall Watch, our Overwatch guild. Gareth, think you for all the creativity you bring to the leadership.

@Robin has been serving as a Fleet Captain since 2015. He’s always been an active and engaged Fleet Captain, serving with distinction. On top of his duties in Fleet Resources, he has single handedly donated over 6 billion EC worth of prizes to Stonewall Fleet. Robin, thank you so much for your never-ending generosity.

@Tlara has been a Fleet Captain since 2017. She’s always active, engaging and willing to help out another fleetmate. On top of her duties in Fleet Resources, she hosts the yearly Yourovision event with betting games, fashion contest and dance. As well, she’s selfless funded week long boosts for the fleet. Thank you so much for your energy, Tlara.

@calx, or Cal as he’s more commonly known, is a more recent addition; being promoted just a couple months ago. But he’s been working hard for Stonewall Fleet long before he had a position. Years ago, he was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of the Stonewall Times after volunteering as a writer for many issues. Single handedly he curated articles from authors, organized them and created the layout. He put our Issue 36 earlier this year. Thank you so much for your perseverance, Cal.

@Chipz416 is another new addition, joining in March. While Chipz is still getting his toes wet and learning the ropes, he’s already showing the signs of becoming one of Stonewall Fleet’s great Admirals. He goes above and beyond in encouraging and supporting all of the leadership. He’s the definition of a Morale Admiral. Thank you Chipz for your enthusiasm.

@SaintPlazma was first promoted to Fleet Captain in 2011 where he joined the defunct Personnel department. Later rejoined in the leadership in 2014 joining Klingon Affairs and later transferring to Morale where he serves today. SaintPlazma has always been an involved and active Fleet Captain; helping out wherever he can. On top of his duties, he hosts special events like the Romulan Farmer’s Festival. Thank you for your commitment, Eddie!

@Caijamin first joined the leadership in 2015 as a Fleet Captain and later that year was promoted to Admiral where he served until 2016. After a hiatus from the game, Cai rejoined the leadership in 2018 as a Fleet Captain. Cai an example of the fantastic lineage of Morale Admirals that Stonewall Fleet has had. Always friendly and kind, Cai was a fantastic Admiral and still serves the community well. Thank you so much Cai!

@Balduranne also joined the leadership in March, serving as a Fleet Captain in the Morale Department. While still new and getting used to leadership, we’re glad to have her among our ranks!  She’s already helping out with Morale events and has generously donated a custom pixel art drawing as part of this year’s raffle! Anna, thank you so much for your support!

@Zander_Hawk has been serving as Chief of Fleet Resources since 2016. He first held the same position in 2012 where he served for a year. Zander has worked hard to standardize the way we handle our members and actively works to develop future leaders. He posts regular updates to the fleet on the status of his department to go above and beyond informing the community about memberships. Thank you so much for your hard work, Zander!

@Bren has served as a Fleet Captain since 2013. During his tenure, he’s spent time in Combat Operations, Fleet Resources, and Membership Management. It’s safe to say he’s well versed in the fleet’s operating procedures! Thank you so much for the support, Bren!

@Dax_aussie_boy was promoted to Fleet Captain in 2017 for the Membership Management Department where he’s served and supported the membership since. While the rest of us sleep, our aussie down under watches over us. Thank you so much, Dax!

@JimJMcL1a joined the Membership Management Department in 2017 where he still serves as a Fleet Captain. He’s always active and happy to help out a fleetmate. On top of his regular duties, he’s taken on the job of re-launching Stonewall Fleet roleplaying group. Thank you so much, Jim!

@DrTheopolis was promoted to Fleet Captain in 2017, joining the Membership Management Department. When he’s not trotting the globe, he’s always around to have fun and hang out. He goes out of his way to welcome each new recruit that signs up to our community. Thank you so much for your welcoming spirit, Brian!

@Trick first joined the leadership in 2017 as a Fleet Captain for Combat Ops. Three months ago, he was promoted to Admiral of the Department. Trick is always happy to help members with their builds and his builds are legendary. He’s expertise is only dwarfed by maybe that of his Fleet Captains. He has what it takes to become another great Admiral! Thank you so much, Trick!

@Gravity first became a Fleet Captain in 2013. In 2015, he was promoted to Admiral where he served for a year before stepping down to Fleet Captain. Ben is one of our premier character builders. As part of the Shipwrites, he’s helped countless members of the fleet improve their builds. He goes out of his way to answer people’s questions on Discord and the forums. Plus, he can drink like a camel! Thank you so much for your expertise, Ben!

@Lars_Zandor was promoted to Fleet Captain in 2017 and promoted to Admiral in 2018. He’s served with distinction for his entire tenure. So far as an Admiral, he’s taken on the project of creating a new armada for the KDF fleet, planning a new House Uniform and hosts weekly KDF events. Thank you, warrior! Qapla’!

@Kierix became a Fleet Captain in 2018 for the Klingon Affairs Department. But even before that he was always an active and beloved member of the community. Since becoming a Fleet Captain, he’s been a staple of the community, always showing up and helping out. Especially with the KDF events that he helps run and host. Thank you so much Kierix!

Finally, I’d like to thank @Halish, my partner in crime for his support and friendship. He has been with Stonewall Fleet from the early days. Before he was promoted to Admiral, he created the Stonewall Fleet logo that we still use today, as well as logos for our other guilds. Halish has served as Admiral of Membership Management in Stonewall Fleet and as an Officer in Stonewall Alliance and Stonewall Vanguard.

This isn’t an exhaustive list. There are lots of people out there that have helped build Stonewall Fleet to what it is today. I’m sure each and every one of you have helped in your own way. To all of you, my sincerest thanks!! And with that, I declare the Tenth Annual Pride Weekend begun!
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Kevin Van Eeten

Chipz416

[PRIDE 10] Stonewall's 10th Annual Pride Weekend

2 days ago


As-salaam alaykum fantastic Fleeties!

First of all, I'd like to express my gratitude for all the contestants for their fabulous creations and enthusiasm in participating in yesterday's Pride Costume Contest! Many thanks too for my co-host and judges Anna and Cal, and of course for all you lovely spectators for watching the show.

Without any further delays, here are the results of the jury members:

The winners in the category The Sultan's Harem are:

3rd place for 1 Stonewall Credit - Sqweloookle
2nd place for 2 Stonewall Credits - Hippiepunk
1st place for 3 Stonewall Credits - IMTrick

The winners in the category Fabulous Fairy Tale Prince(ss) are:


Shared 3rd place for 1 Stonewall Credit - IMTrick
Shared 3rd place for 1 Stonewall Credit - Michlo
2nd place for 2 Stonewall Credits - TedHembach
1st place for 3 Stonewall Credits - Wrenquist

Congratulations to all the winners, and have fun during the second day of Stonewall Pride!


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Jamie Hurst

MadHatch

[PRIDE10: WEEK 2] Pride Lands

2 days ago
What does Pride mean for me?

It means not being afraid of who I am. 

I grew up in the 70's/80's - not the most open time to be gay. Sh*t happened (as it often does in life) and by 90's I was coming to terms with all it (seriously, you don't need the details). In 1995 I was outed by a member of my family. And... Yes, they tried to make it shameful, they wanted me to hide - to change. But I didn't. I ended up having to leave home, leave my DNA family behind. 1995 was the first time I marched in London Pride. I had a boyfriend, I had friends - and for the first time in my life I felt truly alive. I felt like I was free.

No road is without it's bumps, and now in 2019 the world (and I) are different from what they used to be. I don't hide who I am anymore. I am proud to say "husband" to my partner of 17 years. I am proud of the family I now have who loves me for who I am. I am an awesome Gruncle. I am a big softie when it comes to my fur-baby (the destructive little minx). And my husband - I love being able to use that word - my husband is just awesome.

For me, Pride mean being free. Free to love, free to live. Free to be.
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Patrick Aka Trick

trick

Using Pidgin to access Cryptic chat from outside their games

3 days ago
Hmmm... I honestly don't know if there is some kind of qualifying criteria... I've had a lifetime sub since the first day I started playing. :) I do know other people who don't have one have been able to connect, though.
Ted Hembach

TLara

[PRIDE10: WEEK 2] Pride Lands

3 days ago
[2:45] T'Lara@TedHembach: Its late here, almost 3 o'clock in the mornin, and I'm gettin kind of nostalgic. Cal ask what Pride means for us. Hm. I wanna tell you something:

[2:45] Gareth@GXV3: ohh

[2:46] T'Lara@TedHembach: It teaches us things. Valuable things. Lessons. About how to get old. When I joined my first SW Pride, I think it was 2014 or 15, I was very new and impressed. Then, a guy named

[2:46] D'na@DanaDark: Is ... Is... this where you profess your love for me?

[2:48] T'Lara@TedHembach: Eurssk, donated me a gift. It was my Sehlat Bok here, named after Sybok, and I was really baffled. It was a Lobi pet, and he gave it to me - just so.

[2:49] Gareth@GXV3: aweeee

[2:49] T'Lara@TedHembach: Today, there was a new fleetie, and he had no swimsuit. So I gave him the Favors needed to buy one. He was a little baffled too, asking 'really? are you sure?'. And i was sure, coz this is our way.

[2:50] D'na@DanaDark: Kiki bought my swimsuit for me. :) the fleet generousity knows no bounds!

[2:51] T'Lara@TedHembach: Now I am the fleetie who gives stuff away, just like Eurssk did it years ago. That how you notice what it means to get older. That one of the lessons, that Pride can teach you. I'm proud.

[2:51] Fanon@audiored: It's a nice and friendly fleet for sure

[2:51] T'Lara@TedHembach: Oh, its the only fleet I wanna be in.

[2:52] Gareth@GXV3: Thats beautiful Tlara.... really is.... your passing the tourch on, one day that new member will hopfully pass the memory of kindness on too and help someone else.

[2:52] Tharil@thunderfoot1007: Hear! Hear!

[2:53] T'Lara@TedHembach: He will for sure.

[2:54] Kira@sellinodan: mhm seems here is neither an exchange nor a tailor  so i'll quickly go and buy a swimmsuit so i might need a reinvitaion lkater!

[2:54] T'Lara@TedHembach: That was a great day today. Glad I could make it, glad you are all here.

[2:55] Gareth@GXV3: here here!!!! another full fun day tomorrow to go too!

[2:55] Tharil@thunderfoot1007: I had fun. Which is what his game is supposed to be about. I had more fun because I got to play STO with friends and Fleeties. Which makes it more fun.

[2:56] D'na@DanaDark: A good community goes a long way indeed.

[2:56] T'Lara@TedHembach: Yay! And you get all the optionals lol.

[3:00] Meow Meow@Simon_Picard: Stonewall fleet has always given me a home ever since I started playing all those years ago. I drift here and there but you've remained a constant and I thank the hard work, dedication and passion of

[3:00] Meow Meow@Simon_Picard: everyone in this fleet, past and present who have made it so.
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Cal

calx

Using Pidgin to access Cryptic chat from outside their games

3 days ago
i couldn't get this to connect - not authorised
from old websites it was for gold players only then?
Jamie Hurst

MadHatch

[PRIDE10: WEEK 1] Rainbow Away-Team Screenshot Contest

3 days ago
Sorry I missed this - but just for fun :-)

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Patrick Aka Trick

trick

Using Pidgin to access Cryptic chat from outside their games

4 days ago
I get asked about this one a lot: Is it possible to access chat from games like Neverwinter, STO and Champions Online (and possibly others I don't play) using an external chat program? And if so, how? Well, I just happen to have the answers to those questions.

Cryptic's games use the XMPP protocol (sometimes referred to as "Jabber"). XMPP is a fairly standardized chat protocol set up on public servers, and this means that other programs can be used to connect to it. While there are a lot of chat programs that support XMPP and can be used to connect to chat, my instructions will use Pidgin, since it's the one I use personally.

The first step, of course, is to download Pidgin here: https://pidgin.im/
Click the green download button, then do all the standard program installation stuff.

Once it's installed, you'll need to set up an account to log into Cryptic's XMPP servers.

The settings for the account should look something like this:



  • Protocol needs to be set to "XMPP."
  • Username should be the name you use to login to Cryptic games.
  • Domain must be "crypticspace.com" as shown above.
  • Resource is the name that will appear before the "@" in in-game chat. In my configuration I use "Trick," so when I use Pidgin to chat with people in-game, I appear as "Trick@IMTrick." You can set this to anything you like.
  • Password is the password you use to log into Cryptic's games.

The rest of the settings are optional and I just leave them blank.

Next, click on "Advanced" at the top of the dialog, and check the settings there:

The defaults here are probably fine. I check to make sure the "Connection Security" setting is "Require Encryption," and the Connect Port is 5222. File transfers and BOSH are not used by Cryptic's chat system, so those settings really don't matter.

Once your settings are saved, Pidgin should be able to connect to the server. Now all you need to do is join the channels you want to see in Pidgin. To do that:

  • Select "Buddies" from the Pidgin menu, then "Add Chat"
  • In the dialog that pops up, set Account to the account you set up to log into Cryptic's chat
  • Enter the channel you want to join into the Room field of the form. For example, to join the StonewallFleet channel, enter "StonewallFleet" as the room.
  • Password should be left blank.

If all goes well, you should now be in your chosen channel, and it should appear on your buddy list, under "Chats."


If you want to automatically rejoin that channel ever time you start Pidgin, you can right-click the channel in the buddy list, and select "Auto-Join" if you didn't already select that option when adding it.

Feel free to hit me up if you run into trouble.
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