Playdate FAQ

jessageek | March 10 2013

How can I join a PopChiX Playdate?

What games get played during PopChiX Playdates?

Do you post reminders when PopChiX Playdates are happening?

What PopChiX Playdates are currently hosted?

How do I communicate with other ChiX during a playdate?

What if I have a question or concern about a playdate?

Who can host an official PopChiX Playdate?

What if I just want to find or host a for-fun playdate?

Who are the administrators & moderators I can contact about official playdates?

 

How can I join a PopChiX Playdate?

The most important thing is to make sure the host can easily recognize you so at game time when you need an invite, they'll know who you are right away. There are a few ways to do that:

1. Reply to their playdate thread (linked below & in our announcements) to tell them you are interested in playing and post your gamertag. This is also the best place to ask them specific questions about their playdate.
2. Send the host a message from your gamertag (be it on Xbox, Playstation, Steam, etc) to let them know who you are here and that you would like to play.
3. Send them a Private Message here telling them your gamertag.
4. We also highly recommend adding our three Xbox silvertags to your Xbox friends list: Popchix1 (now full) Popchix2 -- You can use a silvertag to send and receive messages from other Chix without having to add them to your friends list. You can also see who's online at the same as you so that you can play with whoever is on. In order to get the best results you need to make sure that your profile will allow others to see you online. To do that, go all the way to the right on the dashboard. Select "Privacy." Set voice and text to allow everyone to contact you. Scroll down to "online status" and also set that to everyone. If you don't set them this way, other Chix on the silvertag will not know you are online and wanting to play.

What games get played during PopChiX Playdates?

Our members and moderators host playdates in a wide variety of games. Most recently these games have included: Battlefield (various titles in the series) Borderlands 1 & 2, Call of Duty (several in the series), Gears of War 3, Gotham City Imposters, Halo 3 & 4, Happy Wars, Left4Dead 1 & 2, Magicka, Minecraft, and Team Fortress 2.

Do you post reminders when PopChiX Playdates are happening?

Yes! We have several places where we post our playdates so Chix can follow the one easiest for them. You can find our playdate listings:

1. In the playdate section at the top of the main page - popchix.com
2. Tweeted from our Twitter account - @popchix
2. In status updates on our Facebook Page - PopChiX on Facebook
3. In Posts to our Google Plus Page - PopChiX on GPlus

What PopChiX Playdates are currently hosted?

Here is a list of our ongoing events with links to their threads. (current as of November 2013) If you have any questions, please post there and get details from the event hosts. Also, if you're not sure when a playdate takes place within your timezone, try this time converter. Please verify all events with the linked threads below and/or the linked threads in announcements. The host may make last minute changes that can only be found within their FIRST -or- LAST post in their playdate thread. Thank you!!!

Weekday Playdates

Halo/Master Chief Mondays

Hosted By: misschiefmaker
Game: Halo franchise games, changes weekly. See linked thread for details.
Participants: Registered ChiX & Recommended by ChiX
Time/Place: Most Mondays 8:30pm Eastern on Xbox Live
How To Join: Send a message to Xbox Gamertag - misschiefmaker

Trigger Tuesdays

Hosted By: TootieTazzy (Xbox Gamertag - TootieTazzy)
Game: Call of Duty (which one changes weekly). See linked thread for details.
Game Mode: Multiplayer, spec ops, zombies, hardcore, regular (rotates throughout the night)
Participants: Registered ChiX & Recommended by ChiX
Time/Place: Tuesdays 5:00pm Pacific on Xbox Live
How To Join: Send a message to Xbox Gamertag - TootieTazzy

PC Thursdays

Hosted By: purplepooki
Game: Changes weekly. Check link for up-to-date details from purplepooki.
Participants: Registered ChiX & Recommended by ChiX
Time/Place: Most Thursdays. Time may vary so check pooki's thread for specifics.
How To Join: Send a message to Steam ID - purplepooki

Battlefield Fridays

Hosted By: Tinako
Game: Battlefield franchise games, changes weekly. See linked thread for details.
Participants: Registered ChiX & Recommended by ChiX
Time/Place: Fridays 8:00pm Eastern
How To Join: Send a message to Xbox Gamertag - Kiayl

Weekend Playdates:

Sunday Playdates - On Hold

Hosted By: AlletS
Game: Changes weekly. See linked thread for details.
Participants: Registered ChiX (new or old) connected to the Popchix1 Silvertag
Time/Place: Sundays 9:00am Eastern on Xbox Live AND Sundays 6:00pm Eastern on Xbox Live
How To Join: Send a message to Xbox Gamertag - AlletS

Ongoing Playdates:

Minecraft PC

Hosted By: Our Popchix Playdate Server is graciously paid for and maintained by purplepooki.
Participants: Registered ChiX
How To Join: There are several requirements to be able to access the Popchix Playdate Server, both from a privacy and a technological standpoint. Changes to the server may happen without notice, so please follow pooki's thread for any updates or to ask her for help.

How do I communicate with other ChiX during a playdate?

Because we play a wide variety of games, game modes and methods of chat vary from playdate to playdate. Hosts make every effort to keep our gamers grouped together. To do this, hosts may use party chat, game chat, typed messaging, Skype, or some combination of those to communicate with participants in their events. If you need help getting set up, send a message directly to the host and she will get you squared away.

What if I have a question or concern about a playdate?

Please contact the playdate host directly with a Private Message here in the forums. Host usernames are linked above or you can click the PM button on the bottom left of any of their forum posts. Some hosts provide other forms of contact in their playdate threads such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. Please check their thread for that information. If you feel your issue is not resolved after a conversation between the two of you, you may contact an Administrator or Moderator.

Who can host a PopChiX Playdate?

Any ChiX is always welcome to host a game! It's a great way to get to know your fellow ChiX. There's just one easy peasy rule: Hosts and participants must agree to abide by the ChiX Manifesta, the gist of which is BE KIND. To get started, just put a post up in the forum for the console you'll be on, add your gamertag and game details, and invite ChiX to join you. Please let our Playdate Coordinator AlletS and Social/Community Coordinator jessageek know the details so we can add your playdate to the main page and our daily announcements on social media so more ChiX can join in the fun. 

Who are the administrators & moderators I can contact about official playdates?

Our Administrator/Community Founder is: DirtyDiva

Our Moderators are: jessageekAlletS, X1up GirlCalacaBellaTriX, Cookiekwynn

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