Who here remembers the old Gamedays?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Armadillo of Doom, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    I'm just curious about how many vintage members we have around here. Remember when we had a single Saturday for 6-8 hours? Schedules were made by hand by yours truly, trying to accommodate both the Europeans and people who had very specific time constraints. Arena was constantly broken, and I tore my hair out trying to create a program for automatic map-changes :crying:

    There was no staff to speak of, and all maps needed their .bz2 upload created by hand. Between writing the schedule and uploading the maps, simply prepping for Gameday was 2 hours of work. The community was large enough that people expected great things, and were easily upset when stuff wasn't perfect. I actually had to reprimand two of the current staff about how to appropriately deal w/ obnoxious posters, and how it's not ok to bitch at the staff (me) when they are (I am) working so hard ;)

    Still, it was the only such event in existence. There wasn't any place else for mappers to get reliable play testing from fellow custom enthusiasts. Now for bonus points and a cookie, who remembers Gamedays before they were map testing? I'll give you a hint, it was created and run by one of the very first moderators. Good times :) (Oh boy have we come a long ways since then, lol).
     
  2. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    I remember when, before booj took the post, we had gamedays never filled up or different times every week. I remember when there wasn't a post in the thread for days. Those were the good days....
     
  3. drp

    aa drp

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    i still remember. where servers would crash during game days and people would rage quit due to full bright
     
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  4. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Oh yes, lol. It as a veritable wild-west, where only the most stalwart and bored would dare venture.
     
  5. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I pretend to remember these days to justify my complaining about the current state of the gameday.
     
  6. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    I kinda came lateish (Think december '08) I remember those gamedays though, there was still only one gameday. I enjoyed it, it was fun. Gamedays now seem more like a chore because of the sheer amount of them.
     
  7. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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  8. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    I remember the arena issues very well. Among other things... like the 5 hour gamedays where your map got scheduled for last, ending with yourself and the gameday host playing 1 on 1 :(
     
  9. drp

    aa drp

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    lol
     
  10. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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  11. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    The last thing it should feel like is a chore. You are neither required nor expected to attend every single one. We have enough active members that population should never be an issue. Just b/c you see a reminder posted asking for population, doesn't mean it has to be you every single time. Pick 1 or 2 days to attend and stick w/ them. Also, I think Joodude summed it up rather nicely, lol.
     
  12. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Heh, thing is. I enjoy playing custom maps. (My computer is dead atm) I prefer TF2 over mapping myself :p Meh, I enjoy helping others even when I don't put any input in, it's always good too see how a match plays without looking for flaws, when I get my computer back I shall be at more gamedays than ever, and start to post feedback on threads cos we seem to be lacking that, eh? :p
     
  13. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    I started using the forums for real in, ohh, March 2008? Something like that. I remember the old gamedays very well indeed... Especially those times when it was really hard to round up enough maps. Doesn't seem very long ago.

    I also vaguely recall some sort of monthly gamedays or something. I remember sitting up one night, tearing out my hair while trying to compile cubemaps and fix leaks, just so I wouldn't have to wait another month or so to test it again.
     
  14. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    *Grumbles stuff about old people*
     
  15. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    yep, lolz, those were fun times XD

    I also remember a time when I did attend both gamedays, all day, every week :p
     
  16. Dr. ROCKZO

    Dr. ROCKZO L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Yo Gameday's so old, the MOTD was Black an' WHITE!
     
  17. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden L7: Fancy Member

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    I remember when the server was often not updated for gameday, and there was never an admin around to restart, so people would race to upload the game day maps to their own server and host it there
     
  18. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    omg I remember that too, lol. Really makes one appreciate the modern conveniences we enjoy today ;)
     
  19. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    I remember when we'd spend Friday nights with just the mods/main mappers and go through each map privately real quick
     
  20. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    I remember those times :D Ahhh, those maps were fun.. Stovepipe, and that one map Chrono made but everyone was bitching about.. Good times :D