The Duck Pond

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by YM, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I've started a server!

    The Duck Pond

    I've found myself wanting to play more TF2 than our imps can provide, so I've set up my own server where I'll run a non-horrible, non-valve, non-saigns server with a mix of valve maps, established custom maps ( either old stuff like cp_glacier, or newer ones that are later in their development stages) plus my own maps throughout all their stages.

    If you have any interest in playing with us and don't mind London pings, please add the server to your favourites!

    173.199.78.185:27015

    There's also a steam group, set up circa 5 minutes ago:
    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/YMsDuckPond
     
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  2. RubbishyUser

    RubbishyUser L7: Fancy Member

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    Can you update the OP with the map rotation as you add new maps? That'd be nice.

    Also, expect me to be on there 24/7.
     
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  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Besides a bunch of Valve's maps, currently:
    cp_glacier
    cp_furnace
    pl_haste
    koth_trainsawlaser

    I have to find the customs that I like and add them all myself, so if you have suggestions, please pipe up!
     
  4. RubbishyUser

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    I'd love to see some of the maps that have been played/are still played in comp. That is usually a sign of at least some higher level play. The more recent ones tend to attract people who have put their foot into the scene as well. cp_bazillion, koth_coalplant, pl_swiftwater, pl_borneo, the "pro" maps (?) (or turbine2?) , cp_edifice, ctf_haunt, and koth_artic are just the ones I pulled off the UGC site.

    There's another question: what about 5cp? Traditionally, 5cp is disliked in pubs and tends to push people away from custom servers. There's also a really long list of UGC 5cp maps that I haven't included here. Are the number of maps of each gamemode going to be proportional to interest?

    Of course, you could always rip a maplist from someone like Star and chop and change over the coming weeks.
     
  5. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    Star_'s maplist is outdated as all hell, though.
     
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  6. Ynders

    aa Ynders absolutely gormful

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    Just to let you know YM, the server chat messages don't appear to work properly. They say {ORANGE}QUACK! instead of QUACK!
     
  7. YM

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    Yeah I just need to reboot it so that they appear properly, I misread the readme for the message plugin, Orange doesn't work for chat messages, only hud text style ones, which I definitely don't want.
     
  8. Coding Ethan

    Coding Ethan L2: Junior Member

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    I checked out the server yesterday, nobody was on, but I did meet a person who wanted to trade.
     
  9. Corvatile

    aa Corvatile exercise cawtion

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    You should make some announcements to get lots of people on the server at once.
     
  10. puxorb

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    Will you be running tc_strata? I love that map.
     
  11. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I'm only putting solid beta/release candidate/final customs on that can hold my interest. If you can get a map to that stage and I enjoy it then I'll totally add it to rotation. But before you get your hopes up, the only maps in early development will be my own (+special exceptions like maybe 72hr contest maps or something).

    @puxorb: Maybe.

    @brick: There will be, that's why there's a group.
     
  12. YM

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    Snowplow, Whalerace and Cashworks go into the rotation.

    Voting is back because I disabled it like an idiot.

    Gamemode specific configs have gone in similar to TF2Maps servers so koth, ctf and others run shortened times.

    hit 10v10 at one point in tonight's 2 hour sesion, which is awesome. There's keys involved for when it gets to 12v12 ;)
     
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  13. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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  14. Turbo Lover

    aa Turbo Lover Fight me under Glasgow Central Station

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    How often do you intend to make events on it? Daily? Weekly? In between?

    Also:
    cp_axle
    koth_quarry
    pl_boundary
     
  15. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    cp_glassworks is in a pretty solid state and plays well in pubs if you want to take a glance at it.

    Also +1 for quarry.
     
  16. YM

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    Daily where I'm not working in the evenings (usually 3-4 nights per week)

    Also heck fucking yes koth_quarry. hot diggety dang I forgot about that map
     
  17. RubbishyUser

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    You forgot koth_coalplant in the list of things you added. And have you gone through the showcase to add the maps from there that you enjoy?
     
  18. YM

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    Full current list of customs in voting rotation:

    cp_glacier_rc6
    koth_trainsawlaser_rc1
    pl_haste_b1
    cp_furnace_rc
    koth_stark_b3
    koth_coalplant_b7
    pl_borneo_rc4
    cp_snowplow_rc3
    pl_cashworks_final1
    plr_whalerace_a4a
    koth_quarry_rc5
    pl_boundary_final1
    cp_axle_rc1
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    koth_aurora_rc2

    Zinkenite is on the server but not yet in rotation (I don't think I've played it more than once)
     
  19. puxorb

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    Fuck yeah, whalerace!

    Sadly I'm not as into TF2 as I used to be, but I will definitely check out the server sometime.
     
  20. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    You should refuse to have whalerace in there until it's finished. :p