And So It Begins

And So It BeginsEnough talk, enough lists, enough comparison of real-world accomplishments. It’s time to settle once and for all whether Cornell or Brown is the greatest school in America. There’s only one logical way such a thing could be done: a massive internet strategy war-game thing.

What are the rules, you ask? Well, we have no clue and refuse to spend even a minute learning them. Apparently it’s like Risk or something. Here’s some random text from their website I copied and pasted without reading.

GXC is a locally social online game.
Every residential college, dorm, or group makes up a team, and anyone in one of those groups can be a player.

You control a piece, your suitemate controls a piece, that girl down the hall controls a piece.
Your pieces, or armies, can take over territory: your quad, your bench, your dining hall – but you, as a team, have to agree on a plan and gather enough forces for a successful attack. If you can’t organize yourselves, how will you ever conquer…your entire campus?

Register for battle right now. Hie thee thither.

Some predictions: Yale does really well in the beginning, but Harvard wins in the end. Princeton, Brown, and Dartmouth get crushed early on. Cornell does better than anyone would have thought.

50 Responses to “And So It Begins”

  1. keggy Says:

    I got some random blitz (yes, blitz) from some girl about this the other day. I don’t get it. Nice unabashed copy/past job though!!

  2. keggy Says:

    I got some random blitz (yes, blitz) from some girl about this the other day. I don’t get it. Nice unabashed copy/past job though!!

  3. columbia Says:

    stays the hell out because we have shit to do.

  4. columbia Says:

    stays the hell out because we have shit to do.

  5. Prediction Says:

    Dartmouth students quickly recognize the inanity of said game and are immediately taken over by Yale. Have numbingly drunken sex instead.

  6. Prediction Says:

    Dartmouth students quickly recognize the inanity of said game and are immediately taken over by Yale. Have numbingly drunken sex instead.

  7. columbia and yale Says:

    started the damn thing, fool. i know the guy who did it

  8. columbia and yale Says:

    started the damn thing, fool. i know the guy who did it

  9. Columbiatch Says:

    Pussies’ way out of Ivy League football.

  10. Columbiatch Says:

    Pussies’ way out of Ivy League football.

  11. P08 Says:

    Princeton students quickly recognize the inanity of said game and are immediately taken over by Wharton students desperate to win, and fill in free time created by their total lack of intellectual curiousity.

  12. P08 Says:

    Princeton students quickly recognize the inanity of said game and are immediately taken over by Wharton students desperate to win, and fill in free time created by their total lack of intellectual curiousity.

  13. P08 Says:

    Princeton students quickly recognize the inanity of said game and are immediately taken over by Wharton students desperate to win, and fill in free time created by their total lack of intellectual curiousity.

  14. P08 Says:

    Princeton students quickly recognize the inanity of said game and are immediately taken over by Wharton students desperate to win, and fill in free time created by their total lack of intellectual curiousity.

  15. y'09 Says:

    the guys who started this are assholes…just another get-rich quick scheme for them

  16. y'09 Says:

    the guys who started this are assholes…just another get-rich quick scheme for them

  17. ViolentQuaker Says:

    P08 inadvertently wins the game for Princeton by being unaware that you only need to click on things once, and finally gets a sense of closure over his/her Wharton rejection.

  18. ViolentQuaker Says:

    P08 inadvertently wins the game for Princeton by being unaware that you only need to click on things once, and finally gets a sense of closure over his/her Wharton rejection.

  19. Columbiatch Says:

    It is in poor taste that they have resorted to advertising and even outright spamming.

  20. Columbiatch Says:

    It is in poor taste that they have resorted to advertising and even outright spamming.

  21. ViolentQuaker Says:

    As of now Brown has almost no army. Which, given that they are a bunch of goddamned hippies, is rather appropriate.

  22. ViolentQuaker Says:

    As of now Brown has almost no army. Which, given that they are a bunch of goddamned hippies, is rather appropriate.

  23. brown '08 Says:

    we’re not hippies, it’s just really nice outside right now. unless enjoying nice weather makes you a hippie, in which case i suppose we are.

  24. brown '08 Says:

    we’re not hippies, it’s just really nice outside right now. unless enjoying nice weather makes you a hippie, in which case i suppose we are.

  25. p Says:

    agreed. the guys who started this ARE assholes.

  26. p Says:

    agreed. the guys who started this ARE assholes.

  27. not related Says:

    I am in a couple clubs with two of the four(?) kids who started this, and at least those two aren’t assholes. I also know they put a lot of time into it.

    I’ll probably start playing at some point, but word to the nice weather comment.

  28. not related Says:

    I am in a couple clubs with two of the four(?) kids who started this, and at least those two aren’t assholes. I also know they put a lot of time into it.

    I’ll probably start playing at some point, but word to the nice weather comment.

  29. yaaaylie Says:

    Agreed. Nothing short of arseholes and pricks they are. The whole thing was first coded by a Yalie with benevolent intentions in mind. And he altruistically released the code free to anyone. And now these money grubbing bastards are trying to freeload off his work in terms of money, fame, and resume padding. The whole thing will most likely be a commercial failure and fail to acquire sufficient popularity. Think about it: only one person/small group of people will be making the actual decisions of where to place troops and move them and everyone else will just be doing what they say. Where’s the fun in that? Better get out while the weather’s nice and play an old fashioned battle strategy board game – Risk or Diplomacy – and play with your friends, where everyone will be making their own decisions while the social aspect is real and bigger.

  30. yaaaylie Says:

    Agreed. Nothing short of arseholes and pricks they are. The whole thing was first coded by a Yalie with benevolent intentions in mind. And he altruistically released the code free to anyone. And now these money grubbing bastards are trying to freeload off his work in terms of money, fame, and resume padding. The whole thing will most likely be a commercial failure and fail to acquire sufficient popularity. Think about it: only one person/small group of people will be making the actual decisions of where to place troops and move them and everyone else will just be doing what they say. Where’s the fun in that? Better get out while the weather’s nice and play an old fashioned battle strategy board game – Risk or Diplomacy – and play with your friends, where everyone will be making their own decisions while the social aspect is real and bigger.

  31. Brown'11 Says:

    I have never met so many stupid yalies in my life…Get a life people and go outside….MAKE LOVE NOT WAR… and NO, I am not a hippie,,

  32. Brown'11 Says:

    I have never met so many stupid yalies in my life…Get a life people and go outside….MAKE LOVE NOT WAR… and NO, I am not a hippie,,

  33. y10 Says:

    yaaaylie: as far as I know, gabe (the guy that coded the initial game at yale) is on their team. At least he’s on their blog.

    Also I think army placement works just like Old Campus Risk – each person does it themselves.

  34. y10 Says:

    yaaaylie: as far as I know, gabe (the guy that coded the initial game at yale) is on their team. At least he’s on their blog.

    Also I think army placement works just like Old Campus Risk – each person does it themselves.

  35. y'09 Says:

    these guys are not assholes. i don’t know why all you are bitter, jealous, idiots. the “nice guy with benevolent intentions” is on their team. he’s working with them and helped them with game design. also, how the hell is this a get rich quick scheme. they dn’t have ads anywhere on the site. it’s a legit web 2.0 startup trying to make a fun online app. if you don’t enjoy the game, then you fucktards shouldn’t play. for the rest of everybody, i personally thank the GXC team for trying something no one has before and bringing something cool to a much wider audience.

  36. y'09 Says:

    these guys are not assholes. i don’t know why all you are bitter, jealous, idiots. the “nice guy with benevolent intentions” is on their team. he’s working with them and helped them with game design. also, how the hell is this a get rich quick scheme. they dn’t have ads anywhere on the site. it’s a legit web 2.0 startup trying to make a fun online app. if you don’t enjoy the game, then you fucktards shouldn’t play. for the rest of everybody, i personally thank the GXC team for trying something no one has before and bringing something cool to a much wider audience.

  37. Yale'11 Says:

    Just an aside to those who say that because we’re playing this game we have no lives… 1. Y’all are on IvyGate so you shouldn’t be throwing stones. 2. It’s an extremely minimal time commitment (for the majority). Those who choose to take on leadership positions can *waste* as much time as they like… yeah.

    I think it’ll be fun. Apparently fun is only acceptable if it’s YOUR kind of fun, which is clearly superior to everyone else’s?

  38. Yale'11 Says:

    Just an aside to those who say that because we’re playing this game we have no lives… 1. Y’all are on IvyGate so you shouldn’t be throwing stones. 2. It’s an extremely minimal time commitment (for the majority). Those who choose to take on leadership positions can *waste* as much time as they like… yeah.

    I think it’ll be fun. Apparently fun is only acceptable if it’s YOUR kind of fun, which is clearly superior to everyone else’s?

  39. cc'10 Says:

    Hey IG, where’s our advantage on account of the whole greek military background thing? No?

    … yea you’re right, we’re probably too apathetic a bunch to be successful this.

  40. cc'10 Says:

    Hey IG, where’s our advantage on account of the whole greek military background thing? No?

    … yea you’re right, we’re probably too apathetic a bunch to be successful this.

  41. cc'10 Says:

    Hey IG, where’s our advantage on account of the whole greek military background thing? No?

    … yea you’re right, we’re probably too apathetic a bunch to be successful at this.

  42. cc'10 Says:

    Hey IG, where’s our advantage on account of the whole greek military background thing? No?

    … yea you’re right, we’re probably too apathetic a bunch to be successful at this.

  43. ViolentQuaker Says:

    Shouldn’t somebody have made some poorly-thought out reference to ‘300’ by now?

  44. ViolentQuaker Says:

    Shouldn’t somebody have made some poorly-thought out reference to ‘300’ by now?

  45. y08 Says:

    Has it occurred to anyone that this is completely unmarketable outside the IvyLeauge? People at real “college” are way too busy drinking/f*cking to care about taking over a virtual park bench…give me a break…at least do something interesting in second life…

  46. y08 Says:

    Has it occurred to anyone that this is completely unmarketable outside the IvyLeauge? People at real “college” are way too busy drinking/f*cking to care about taking over a virtual park bench…give me a break…at least do something interesting in second life…

  47. y09 Says:

    The guys who started this are the biggest assholes the world has ever kown.

    Biggest. assholes. evr. ever, ever, ever

  48. y09 Says:

    The guys who started this are the biggest assholes the world has ever kown.

    Biggest. assholes. evr. ever, ever, ever

  49. Pierson College 2010 Says:

    @Brown’11

    Make war not love, you hippie!

    :-P

  50. Pierson College 2010 Says:

    @Brown’11

    Make war not love, you hippie!

    :-P

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