European Based Server feel free to join US for your maptesting.

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by flubber, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. flubber

    flubber L4: Comfortable Member

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    Well it's been quite some time now that we are testing map from TF2maps.
    Since people are offering server, be aware that we'll be happy to host a game for testing your map. This is our actual Mapcycle mostly inspired by tf2maps.net and our home mapping crew : (it's basically the same on our 2 custom map servers)
    Servers are :
    217.70.189.157:27016 [FR] Communaute CPC - Uber - Offert par Canard PC & Gandi.net (Main Testing Server)
    medic.canardpc.com:27016 [FR] www.canardpc.com - Scout - Canard PC by gandi.net (Custom Only Server)

    You may remarks that there's not a lot a CTF in our mapcycle, our players got a clear preference for CP & PL maps since we feels those are more teamplay focused than CTF. But we are of course always open for a CTF test.

    Those are host directly by gandi.net one of the biggest french hosting company located in Paris, and have pretty good ping. Either way, if you want to participate to your map test run it's possible to give you a reserved slot (as i did with andyss, mapper of gydan).

    We also offer daily updated stats about the map we are testing thru our psychostats. Heatmaps are created & updated as soon as we can, and available for most map (we are keeping the previous heatmaps in order to compare the evolution of the maps (it's difficult to keep up to date with you mappers release frenzy those day [​IMG]).

    So if you need a maptest with a friendly and mostly english speaking community feel free to ask.

    I try to give feedback as much as i can but feel free to ask directly.
    Our Customs maps thread for feedback (feel free to ask for english feedback [​IMG] ) :
    Our Maps related psychostats
    Our Maps rating page

    See you ingame...
     
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  2. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Yours is one of the most useful sources of raw data. It's great to be able to view a map's updated heatmap as well as win percentage per teams, the more yall play frontier, the better I feel about the win split. Thanks for the continued feedback :)
     
  3. Acegikmo

    aa Acegikmo

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    Woah; that stats page is amazing.
    I'd love to see some stats from pl_repository_b2 :)
     
  4. flubber

    flubber L4: Comfortable Member

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    Should be some, we try the map tonight (no offense team won), but i'm not sure there will be a lots of data, depending if the map was played on both server. Anyway, tomorrow is a rest day at work, i should be able to do the missing heatmaps including repository.

    BTW Acegikmo, i've tried to contact you on steam for quite a long time (a2 feedback in fact), and message seems not to go thru.
     
  5. Acegikmo

    aa Acegikmo

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    That's odd; I'll try adding you again on steam.

    Also, I tested b2 now; it seems like the one way door in the building is now a 0-way door :(
    Gotta release a quick pl_repository_b2b
     
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  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    This is very true, psychostats is an incredibly useful thing :thumbup1:

    One thing thats always interesting me is that there are often differences in win/loss ratio on different servers, often by several percent
     
  7. Acegikmo

    aa Acegikmo

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    According to the stats; 90% of the rounds are won by red in pl_repository_b3.
    Where does blue stop progressing?
    How close were they to make it to the next control point?
     
  8. flubber

    flubber L4: Comfortable Member

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    The heatmaps is here to answer :)
    http://psychostats.canardplus.com/mapheat.php?id=184
    I think the real blocking area is around the last turn it's pretty hard since 2 sentry cover everything and spy can't go thru easily if a heavy or a demo who stay near the dispenser is spamming.
     
  9. Acegikmo

    aa Acegikmo

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    I've changed the spawntimes for cap 3 and added a one-way gate to prevent red from flanking blue too easily. :)
    Beta 4 coming soon!
     
  10. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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  11. flubber

    flubber L4: Comfortable Member

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    We have test the previous version, i'll make a playtest tonight if no problem are detected it will enter the mapcycle. :)
     
  12. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    I'm thinking my map may be too early in development to be hosted on this server. I understand if it is, judged by the general completeness of the other maps. Still, it's up to you - feel free to host Vulture if you'd like, or if not, I'll probably contact you when it's more complete.
     
  13. flubber

    flubber L4: Comfortable Member

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    Since the server are almost 24/7 full, it's true that i don't put dev texture map, but we will test it, as we did for every alpha of frontier for instance, to give you a heatmap if you wish.
     
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  14. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    I hope to release a Dev textured version of an custom Arena gamemode map (arena_twinpeak) next week, you can also test that one?

    And I hope to release another version of pl_deepwater soon, but its still 80% dev textures. (that's why I didn't enter the contest) That needs some testing :)

    This because I'm really interested in getting heatmaps for balancing :)

    *adds both servers from your sig to favs*
     
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