Hella Endurance Testing

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by tyler, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    WHAT IS THIS
    A test of cp_hella that has no set end time (or date) on the US TF2M server. Download the map in the thread ahead of time if you want, or use the TF2M redirect. (Versions I won't test: a6, a6b, a6c.)

    WHEN IS THIS
    Friday, September 30th at 2pm PST. You are in charge of figuring out what that equates to in your own time zone. Google "california time" to help keep track of when it is coming up.

    WHY SHOULD I DO THIS
    Because there will be prizes!

    AND THEY ARE
    It's not just TF2 shit!
    • The person to leave me the most useful feedback in the development thread will receive any game on Steam that they want costing $60 USD or less.
    • The person who plays longest on the server will get any game on Steam that they want costing $60 USD or less.
    • The person to play second longest on the server will receive the following items in TF2: Gentleman's Gatsby, Desert Marauder, Killer's Kabuto, and any four of the strange weapons on page 1 of my backpack.
    • The person to play third longest on the server will receive the following items in TF2: Gentleman's Gatsby, Ye Old Baker Boy, and any desired strange weapons on page 1 of my backpack that remain after 2nd place has chosen.

    THIS IS UNFAIR TO _____
    Life is hard, isn't it?

    CLARIFY THE RULES
    The prizes for longest played go to sequential hours, not counting momentary disconnects. If you play for four hours between 2 and 6, and someone else plays for 3 hours between 5 and 8, you get first place. But it's better to secure your position by trying to play for 12 hours.

    The test ends when all time related prizes can be awarded. Since there are three time related prizes (longest time, second longest, third longest) the test will end when only I and those three remain. If I fall asleep or have to leave testing can continue and I will appoint someone to attempt to keep track of the prize for me. If this fails I will try to load the demo into TF2 and figure it out.

    If the prize winners agree on it, they can switch what prizes they receive.

    "Most useful feedback" will probably be awarded a few days after the test. I could give the best feedback award to someone that writes 4 words, 4 sentences, or 4 pages of feedback. It can be in the feedback system in game, or in the thread.

    It will be possible for one person to win both Steam games.

    I may stop the test and declare winners if I feel it's gone long enough and I learned what I wanted to learn.

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  2. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Man these prizes are way better than mine
     
  3. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  4. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    Shouldn't this be in the events section?
     
  5. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Yyler makes a lot of dosh via his escort service.
     
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  7. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    It already is, I don't know what you're talking about :p
     
  8. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    This sounds interesting.
     
  9. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    Damn it there goes my impromptu endurance on petrol i was planning on friday.
     
  10. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    TMP, a map can't have an endurance test twice in a single lifetime. You should know that.
     
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  11. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Aw man now no one is going to see it :[

    I thought about putting it in the events section but Seba's was in TF2 Talk also and his didn't get moved

    This is segregation I'm calling the ACLU
     
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  12. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    I've done two petrol endurance tests.

    EDIT: Also may come.
     
  13. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Also every day is an endurance test for TMP that poor guy I don't know how he does it but he does my god what an inspiration
     
  14. soylent robot

    soylent robot L7: Fancy Member

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    this is just crazy enough to work
     
  15. Da_Man

    Da_Man L4: Comfortable Member

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    So who's doing the running commentary? It was hilarious when Rexy did it when we endurance tested hardhat a while ago.
     
  16. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    If I show up I'll be do commentary with someone....
     
  17. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    i will be there stealing ideas and/or feedback for my a/d map.
     
  18. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    That was Rikka
     
  19. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    As I talked about in the thread for Hella I might run 2-4 versions of the map during the test depending on what I decide to do with B and to a greater extent C.

    This kind of test is not really the kind of thing I want to do more than once (it's really fucking grueling for the host), so take this as fair warning: I might put this off a couple of weeks until I've got something that is more exciting than what I have now. The other option, having a couple versions, is a lot more attractive of an idea, but since I work quite a bit that might not happen.

    (TMP I am sorry to have claimed Friday and then maybe not even use it.)

    I will probably not delay the test, but I wanted to warn everyone that it is possible.
     
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  20. English Mobster

    English Mobster L6: Sharp Member

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    God damnit. I have work. :(
    I'll try to do "Most Useful Feedback", then. :p