Thursday Night Fights - 9v9 Highlander

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by Fr0Z3nR, Mar 20, 2012.

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What game-mode would you like to play this week?

  1. 5CP

    6 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. KoTH

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  3. PL

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  4. CP A/D

    11 vote(s)
    52.4%
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  1. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    So I'm going to try out something new, and am using my 3,000th post to do it.

    I'm bringin' back competitive testing/playing. And anyone can join!

    Where? our server (routed through TF2lobby.com)
    When? About 6PM EST (Click for other timezones)
    Who? Anyone who has decent internet ping to NYC, TF2 and hats.


    What is this?
    Highlander is a competitive TF2 Gamemode where teams are restricted to 9 players, and only 1 of each class.

    Do I need competitive experience?
    No, of course not! These events will be open to all. The only experience needed is a basic understanding of how to play Team Fortress 2.

    Are we going to use this to test custom maps?
    Yes, but not this week. I have not decided how to do testing for competitive maps yet, since I can not do it like a normal gameday. It'll probably come down to voting.

    Can I reserve a class?
    No, but you can request that people don't select a certain class so you can play it. The best thing to do is just get there early.

    Should I have a mic?
    Whilst it is preferred, you do not need one. Having binds though for commands such as "SPY!" or "Move in!" is useful. Medics are highly suggested to have mics as to help coordinate their team.

    How can I join?
    I'll be using Tf2Lobby.com to create a lobby on OUR server. I will then make an event annoucement about the test, with a link to the lobby. Simply click the link, join the lobby, choose a team and class and click "ready".

    You can use this thread to discuss anything about the event, ask for class/team requests, or suggest a map to test for next weeks event.

    Also, I'm looking for what map you guys want to play this week. Vote in the poll,and make a post about what map per the gamemode you posted you'd like to play
     
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  2. Trotim

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    KOTH makes the most sense at first so people can slowly get used to it etc. Stopwatch Gravelpit and Steel and Upward are the best but I think definitely a bit too advanced for now. Viaduct is not so great, I'd prefer Lakeside

    Personally I'd like if the event was one hour later but I guess it's ok
     
  3. Fr0Z3nR

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    Well, I will be probably 2 or 3 lobbies that night, assuming things work... and we might start late if the server isn't responsive. I will take times into consideration for future events.
     
  4. theharribokid

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    Sounds cool, I don't have a mic though. What classes would you say I can get away with that better than others? I was thinking Engie or Pyro
     
  5. Fr0Z3nR

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    Anything except Medic really you can play. But honestly, you can play whatever.

    I'm looking at koth_lakeside for a koth map, Foundry for a 5CP, dustbowl for CP A/D and probably Barnblitz for PL (just to have some fun)
     
  6. Sel

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    tbh all that really matters here is that people who play important classes are decent at it, doesn't matter whether they have a mic or not.
     
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  7. Fr0Z3nR

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    Also want to note, We aren't following the UGC whitelist, all unlocks are free game.
     
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  8. Trotim

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    that's a bad idea but I guess at least you'll see why
     
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  9. Fr0Z3nR

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    Oh, I know full well what it means. The reason for it this time is mainly because 1) I don't have the whitelist... 2) more people will join 3) I don't want to go through the process of setting up said whitelist.
     
  10. Sergis

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    you can play medic just as well imo. i was a micless medic in my first 6v6 and didnt even got yelled at :p
     
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  11. henke37

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    This sounds fun. I used to play highlander, it was fun, but we never got enough people. But I don't think that will be a problem here. I will try to be there.
     
  12. Sel

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    1)http://www.ugcleague.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10357

    2)If we need people who don't give a shit about gameplay in the first place to enable us to run a test where gameplay is a focus, then we might as well quit while we're ahead.

    3)All you have to do is drop it in the proper directory, that's it.
     
  13. Fr0Z3nR

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    This week won't have the UGC whitelist. And this week isn't a testing week. As I stated in the original post.

    If you don't like the idea of a whitelist not being there, come back next week.

    EDIT: I'm talking about the weapon whitelist, not some tourney rules. The tourney rules are set up by TF2lobby
     
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  14. Sel

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    in my post replace test with match then, the result will be the same.

    The point I am trying to make is that people who do not care about gameplay have a general overlap with people who go, " lol compfags ban stuff 4 no reeson", and will not attend an event where gameplay is a focus, whether it's a test or not.
    The whitelist is contained in the rar, I already checked it.
     
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  15. Fr0Z3nR

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    understood and noted then.


    ... This week is just about judging interest. I will bring in the whitelist and a test map next thursday. Is that okay?
     
  16. MetalKev

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    So if I understand you correctly this first week will be a test on valve maps, and then in subsequent weeks it'll be more of a "testing maps" kind of thing?
    Either way this sounds awesome.
     
  17. LeSwordfish

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    It's a bit late for me sadly. I'd certainly join as often as possible if it were an hour earlier.
     
  18. Fr0Z3nR

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    Correct. In later weeks, assuming week 1 goes well, we'll play either late alpha, or beta maps for testing... OR we'll play a custom map.

    I know that it is late for EU, I'm sorry for this. I still really want to do EU events. I haven't forgotten you guys, work has just gotten in the way.
     
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  19. drp

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    this is awesome. ill try and make it if my team doesnt have a practice scrim.
     
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  20. Fr0Z3nR

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    :D


    Based on the prelim poll results, I'm going to be going with a KoTH map for the lobby(s) tonight.

    I'm thinking Lakeside or maaaaybe koth_badlands. I don't want to be too serious right now, just something fun for this first week. Like trotim mentioned earlier, KotH will be a good way for people to get their feet wet into the realm of Highlander since it isn't as intricate as 5CP.

    Suggestions/thoughts?