Server = beta testing facility | 8.6.2.164:27015

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by tok_vaal, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. tok_vaal

    tok_vaal L1: Registered

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    I run a couple of TF2 servers for Evil Soldiers Clan, and since I love custom maps, I decided to dedicate one of the servers to alpha- and beta-map testing.

    I've dabbled a little bit with Hammer, and made a couple of cheezy maps, and might make more if I get time, meanwhile... If anyone has maps they'd like to test-run, give me a PM.

    24 players : San Jose, CA, USA : 8.6.2.164:27015 : Beetlemod : MOTD

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    Map Run Time: I will often mix it up a bit, sometimes running one map 24/7 for a week, sometimes running a map for just one day... But more often, I've been running a 3 to 5 map rotation for one week, then a new set of maps the next week.

    Scheduling: I've put a basic chart of the run-schedule on the server's MOTD, but at this point things are pretty flexible. If anyone has suggestions? PM me.

    Feedback: Players are encouraged to visit TF2maps.net when finished playing, and leave feedback in the map's discussion thread. (downgraded: tf2maps.net forum crashes my in-game-browser) In the server's MOTD there are links next to images of the featured map(s) that allow players to give feedback using the map-makers preferred forum(s). I have also provided the in-game commands "motd" and "!review" that will open the game browser to the page of links, and they can log-in to the forums from there, without leaving the game.
     
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  2. Acegikmo

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    Sounds great!
    The only thing you shouldn't have is instant spawn. It can ruin the balancing in some maps.

    Anyway, would be great if you could test pl_repository_rc :)
     
  3. cornontheCoD

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    Edit: nvm, forget about mine
     
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  4. tok_vaal

    tok_vaal L1: Registered

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    I have a personal grudge against the spawn timer, since I have so little time to play... but I will set one of my servers for Standard Spawn for most maps.

    BTW, I will be happy to setup special configs, things like alltalk, gravity and friendlyfire can be adjusted, depending on the needs of your map.

    ---- NOW INSTALLED ---- - 02/06/09

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    Server: 8.6.2.164:27015 BETA TESTING FACILITY

    Scheduled Run Time: Feb. 6th thru 14th
    Also available anytime, via in-game "votemap pl_repository_rc" command.

    Feedback Forum(s)::
    http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/75969
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4339

    Downloaded from:
    http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/75969
     
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  5. Tony Shwiztana

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  6. tok_vaal

    tok_vaal L1: Registered

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    Sure, I'll throw it on there...

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    ---- NOW INSTALLED ---- 02/08/09

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    Server: 8.6.2.164:27015 BETA TESTING FACILITY

    Scheduled Run Time: Feb 22 thru 28 - 2009
    Also available anytime, via in-game votemap command.

    Feedback Forum(s):
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=5057
    http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/78860

    Downloaded from:
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=952


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  7. tok_vaal

    tok_vaal L1: Registered

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    First off, I'd like to give my wholehearted support to the weekly Gameday Map Testing effort. Once all the bugs (and updates) have been worked out of the system, it's going to be an ideal way to get many maps tested. *applause*

    In addition, now that we have access to Events (thanks guys!), I'd like to offer the services of my server for smaller "Gameday" type events with fewer maps... similar to what ChronoTriggerFan is doing.

    How to gain my cooperation:
    1) Take a look at my schedule, pick a day you'd like your map to run
    2) Talk to some friends, get them to come play
    3) PM me with your desired run date, be sure to include links to your map's download page, and discussion thread
    4) I'll PM back with a confirmation of the date
    5) Post the run-date in the Events forum (at least 1 week before the event).

    I'd also like to say, after playing thru the maps from the last 2 Gamedays, that there are some really talented mappers here. I am looking forward to seeing the final versions! Keep up the good work!