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Welcome to the [bass] Web Site!


Welcome the Home of the Video Game Clan known as
Base And System Services (Or [bass] for short)

[bass] is a gaming community that was born on the Australian GetOnIt Freelancer Server. We now play a wide variety of games, but still adhere to our code of respect for other players.

When we play online, we identify ourselves with the tag [bass]-before our names, and use our Facebook page, our Web Site and our Forums to organize times to get together to play.

One of the best experiences in gaming is playing on the same side with a bunch of people that you know well. [bass] is a vehicle to do that.

We're built around the concept of casual gaming; there's never anyone saying, "why weren't you the battle on Friday? You're out!" If you can play great, if not, that's fine too. Real life always takes precedence over anything virtual in [bass].

We play video games with a style that allows everyone to enjoy the game. We respect other players. We don't trash talk or wine. We don't insult people or rage quit. We're there to have fun. If we win we win, if not it's just a game.

Online Content

In addition to organizing game times, we also provide Video Gamers Blog, a Screening Room of videos both developed by [bass] members and from around the globe, a Photo Album of great (and not so great) Gaming moments in [bass] history, and many of the Neural Nets written by members and friends of [bass].

What is a Neural Net you ask? It is fan fiction, originally developed around the game Microsoft Freelancer. Freelancer had a "Ships Log" function called a Neural Net, that kept you up to date and told much of the story in the game. Over time, the gamers with the necessary skills and inclination, took to writing their own, based on what was happening on the server at the time--or based on their own imagination entirely. This added a richness to the game that let it maintain popularity for years.

So check back often. We plan to keep this site current and pertinent to today's gaming world. In general, We'll post anything a gamer might find interesting. We hope you have fun here, and that we can enhance your gaming experience--after all, if a game isn't fun, then there's no point in playing.

Be sure to check out the latest from the [bass] Community below!

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Splashin' With Compassion 2017: Shuta Multimedia Vlog Episode 162

This isn't gaming related, but we're talking people jumping into ice water in winter. How can that not be cool? (Pun intended.)

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For the fourth year the Friends of Shannon Mcdonough have held Splashin' with Compassion. Held at Montage Mountain, this polar plunge raised over $10,000 for young adults with Cancer.

It's an amazing event run by amazing people, and a great time was had by all!!! Yes, even bythose who leaped into the icy water. And by icy I'm not kidding. It was right around 32F out, with a wind chill of 25F and flurries from time to time.

We're talking cold here folks!

List of those who took the plunge:

  • Just the Two of Us
  • Wishing on a Cure
  • Casandra, Steve, Brent, Bob, Jim, Chelar, Joannie, Kara, Kristine, Nicole and Sue
  • Clare, The Chickens, Capsizer, Uncle Pat and Friends
  • Team Rempeladi
  • Mari, Bob, A shark, and two guys
  • Debbie, Jeff, Another Shark, and a couple
  • No name, but it was for her birthday
  • Bob, FOSM, and Jack
  • Kanya and Kaylee
  • Spices
  • a couple of guys, a guy in a suit coat, a girl with fairy wings, and a girl in a pink bikini
  • Team Keys
  • Corey
  • Team Hooters

Note: I only had the vlog to go by, as something happened to the written list of participants. So this list is really sketchy. Next year I'm going to photograph the list used by the D.J.

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Youtubin' it: The [bass] Status Report: February 10, 2016 (816AS)

Hello Gang!

It's been a dog's age since I've posted an update to the site. We're well passed "overdue" and into "collecitons" so let me catch you up.

In 2015 I decided to really focus my attention on my Gaming Youtube Channel. This was because I felt that with the new games like GTA5 and Fallout4, along with classics like TF2 and Freelancer, I really had a tremendous amount of material to work with and had a chance to really make the channel successfull. The time was right.

It had nothing to do with the company I was working for, AECOM, cutting my pay 32% a few months after we had our second child.Though they said I was doing a great job, they needed to make more money. (Yes, I have since found a new job. I hear they're cutting holidays now. ) It had nothing to do with some desperation to try to get the books balanced.

This is a good thing, becuase I think the channel is up to a blazing $2 a month. Mostly based on the success of this video:

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I cannot fathom why this one has taken on such a life. But I'm not complaining.

This one is pretty hot as well, and it makes a bit more sense:

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In that one I give some great game tips...which are completely wrong as I found out later.

I still consider it a success though, because there are people who are regularly watching the new videos. (I'm looking at you, Bill Billings. Don't go changing!)

Success or not, making these videos is simply what I like to do, so you can count on me to keep it up as I can. I'm going to focus on the Tough Break Update Videos through March, and I'm going to try to play some more Freelancer, as I'm really getting back into that groove.

Speaking of which, [bass] is set up as a faction on Star Citzen if you're there. We'll keep an eye on it and see how it comes together.

I'm not abandoning GTA5 and Fallout4, but a man can only play so many video games. (It's that whole RL vs FL thing—which will make no sense to you unless you are a long time member of [bass].)

I also want to keep this site better up to date and get back to doing some writing. The book has stalled on me for a while, so I might go back to doing some fan fiction here just to get those parts of my brain going again.

Look for more updates here and on all the [bass] social media platforms. Oh, and one final video plug. Check out this TF2 video where I actually discovered something cool at 14:35 in the video:

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You could say I...fell into it?

This is the Black Knight. Have a great night.

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