TF2Maps.net Custom Map TF2 Server?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by drp, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. drp

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    Any interest in this? I want to know if some of you guys would use it before I actually spend the money.
    Thanks! ;)
     
  2. Alexforcefive

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    I'd use it, provided I could get a decent ping (I'm in the UK) and it was decently populated. Like I told immortal, I'd probably donate to the upkeep as well.
     
  3. drp

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    new york would probably be the spot i put it on if i went through with this to give our European brethren a fighting chance :p
     
  4. Jao

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    For a new york located server i'd probably donate too!
     
  5. MrTwitch

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    So how does this work exactly? Does that mean there will be one game per server or multiple? I'm in Montreal so I'm definetly going to consider donating.
     
  6. Jao

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    Hey MrTwitch ! I didn't know you was from Montréal ! I'm from Québec too, I live in Laval to be exact ;)
     
  7. Armadillo of Doom

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    Drpepper never ceases to amaze me :) I for one would love this. But the group only has about 20 active members right now, so I don't know if you'd find it worth while. On the other hand, there really aren't enough custom map servers right now. On the third hand, it would be a great way to showcase everything on the site. Hmm, I'm kinda stuck right now.
     
  8. drp

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    good point. i think the major issue would probably having to fill the server when its empty. i would have no problem joining in for 20 30 minutes just goofing off trying to fill the server after work. all it takes is 4 or 5 guys in there and people will start to join automatically. Once we get name recognition it will fill itself.

    You guys donating would help me out a lot towards servers costs, so I would definitely appreciate that. But only do so if you can, dont want anyone going homeless and not be able to map :p
     
  9. drp

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    i mean just a regular game server twitch, not a dedicated machine. this forum is run on a dedicated machine now but i dont think a server on this machine would be a good idea (its a small 1.8 pentium servef with 512 of ram on freebsd)
     
  10. MrTwitch

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    Well it still sounds like a great idea, would it be an open server or with a password. I know my clan loves trying out new maps and I could get 2 - 5 of them at least to come try some new stuff out and give us suggestions. They're not the best players but they're very respectful and love having a good time.
     
  11. drp

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    i think an open server would be best.
     
  12. spaceweasels

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    No way! I live in Montréal too... NDG area (no damn good ;)).
     
  13. Jao

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    Hahaha! Awesome! :D Do you speak french too ?

    Open server is the way to go! and 24 slots please! My guess is it'll be so much popular that we would need another 24 slots server lol! Everyone wants to play NEW maps. They're tired of playing the same 6 maps again and again!
     
  14. MrTwitch

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    :eek: I don't think anyone in Montreal has a choice but to learn french or move to Ontario. I'm in Verdun, but Laval??? What are you doing way out there man!
     
  15. Jao

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    Haha! I live in Laval ever since I was born! ;) It's a quiet place, I'm fine here!
     
  16. spaceweasels

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    Although I am bilingual, I have two friends that can't speak French, and they've been here all their lives.

    Meanwhile, back on topic, I'd be interested in seeing a TF2Maps server. Great way to test our maps and have open discussion afterwards.
     
  17. Jao

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    Would be interesting if we could have some friendly mapping contests ! The winner would have its map on the map rotation ! It'd promote tf2maps.net/the server/and the mapper at the same time!
     
  18. Dox

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    We were talking about that at the start of the group. we would have a rotation of the best custom maps made by TF2 Mappers' group members. And on fridays or such we would have a "new map day" where everone could try out their newest maps and if any were really good they could be voted into the rotation.
     
  19. drp

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    alright guys, i found a good price for a 100tick new york 24man server. monthly it comes out $35.76 per month.
    i need you guys to tell me if i should go ahead with it. we can setup something were we put the highest voted maps that our users have created.
     
  20. MrTwitch

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    Just a suggestion, there is already a custom maps server up for some other group and NO ONE PLAYS IN IT. I think it has a lot to do with it not being much fun about 75% of the time due to no normal map rotation. We should set up the server so during the week we have at least two or three standard maps and on Friday do the awesome custom map battle and then leave the custom maps up until Saturday night. On Sunday we vote/discuss on the forums to see which maps stay and which go. That way we keep it fresh and attract people to the server to keep it loaded. No? Maybe?