TimeWarp Fortress - Monday July 27

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  1. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    TF2Maps.net Official US Server: 63.210.148.171:27015

    Event will begin shortly after the optimization event finishes. Approximately the following times, maybe sooner:
    Central European Summer Time: 8:30 PM
    UK (British Summer Time): 7:30 PM (GMT+1)
    Eastern Daylight Time: 2:30 PM
    Central Daylight Time: 1:30 PM (GMT-5)
    Mountain Daylight Time: 12:30 PM
    Pacific Daylight Time: 11:30 AM

    Password: timewarp

    TimeWarp Fortress
    Feeling up to some insane gaming? How does TF2 at 150% speed sound? If this tickles your fancy show up and buckle down your brain.

    This is an experimental event I'll be hosting, in which we play TF2 at non-standard speeds via host_timescale. We'll be starting off at 150% and see how it goes from there, with the possibility of slowly ramping up the speeds based on player opinion. I might even occasionally drop in a sudden slow-mo period without much warning. ;)

    As the timescale increases so does the amount data being thrown around. This can and will effect ping times, scaling in relation to your normal ping. Euro players be advised.

    Maps played will be determined as we play, and I'll probably run the event for at least an hour or two, depends how well it all goes over.
    If you have any suggestions ahead of time for maps you think would work better than others at high speed feel free to drop them here.

    Oh, I forgot to mention. No stats/achievements will be counted during this event due to cheats being enabled.
     
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  2. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Some people think they can outrun me... maybe... maybe....
    I've yet to meet anyone who can outrun bullets, bloody pikers.

    btw. sniping at increased speed is 'interesting', I'll see you guys there.
     
  3. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Its just a jump to the left...

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  4. Jack Riguel

    Jack Riguel L10: Glamorous Member

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    Glad to see you posted this. Was on the server when you tested this. I'll try to be there... this is going to be interesting.

    Btw. Running heavies are fun. ;)
     
  5. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Awww. Maybe i'll wait for the euro version of this.
     
  6. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    I was under the impression that host_timescale didn't actually affect the player's speed.
     
  7. Smetzle

    Smetzle L3: Member

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    what about timescale and low gravity? Just like Unreal Tournament :)
     
  8. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    host_timescale effects absolutely every aspect of the game. The timer counts down faster. Players run faster. Weapons reload faster. You change weapons faster. Projectiles fly faster. About the only thing that's the same is the sounds, because they are played locally on the client and they don't have any code for adjusting the rate at which they play.

    DJ: You should've saved that to post after then event :p When everyone has had so much fun they want to get up and do that.
     
  9. Bockagon

    Bockagon L3: Member

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    sounds very interesting, I'll try and be there
     
  10. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    This will be fun. It's also amazing what it can do for you, we played at high speed for a short while and I was demo, when we went back to normal speed it seemed like it was slow motion and I was getting direct hits on scouts with nades, which I've never done before.
     
  11. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    I will be there. I've always wanted to play TF2 with some crazy host_timescale settings!
     
  12. A Boojum Snark

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    Additional plan: The event will be brought to a conclusion by playing arena, in which we raise the timescale by 10% every round until we crash the server! Such fun to be had.
     
  13. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    Won't somebody come in and do "ent_kill worldspawn" because the "speed-effect" in host_timescale requires cheats?

    I also like with host_timescale that if you do like host_timescale 0.7 without sv_cheats, it reduces the ping by around 25% on my server :D
     
  14. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I am disappointed you think I wouldn't think of such a thing! I went out and found a plugin that blocks all cheats commands incoming from clients, so that I can turn them on and change locked server settings without ruckus.
     
  15. PenPen

    PenPen L5: Dapper Member

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    Sounds awesome. Next time we should do it in reverse!
     
  16. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Gah, if this wasn't so early (2:30 PM) I'd certainly be there. But, as with most of the gamedays, I have work to do and probably cannot make it.
     
  17. A Boojum Snark

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    Well it was a great success. Everyone seemed to love it.

    Unfortunately in the end the server was uncrashable :p it was... "playable" up to around 500% speed. but then I just started cranking it up to see how high it would go. 5,000% we could still jolt around, with maxed out pings for everyone, but jumping to 6,000% locked up the server, though it didn't crash.

    I'll certainly be hosting this again in the future!
     
  18. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    It was insane.
    Sniping in those conditions are probably the toughest challange I've ever had in tf2. Getting backstabbed and set on fire every 20 seconds was not all that great either, but the breif moments of slowmotion where I could hit 3 headshots in a row were enough to keep me going :p

    The last arena map... hmmm, there are no words. If possible I want to see the sourceTV demo from that. I realise it will be played back in normal speed, but I just want to see how retardedly everyone played at 500%+ speed :p
     
  19. uma plata

    uma plata L6: Sharp Member

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    Wish I coulda made it! Trying to work at 150% speed just isn't the same...

    Maybe next time you could show some love for the employed? :p
     
  20. A Boojum Snark

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    I just discovered that the host_timescale changes do in fact work in the STV demos, so I'll be getting those uploaded for anyone that wants to watch or make a video. :)
     
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