Official Team Fortress 2 Game Nights (PC)

We had a lot of fun on the pub server after the private crash of 8:30 2/14/2011.

Good last round of pl_upward. Gave me a bit of hope for the tournament.

Speedhuntr wrote:

PS-OHHH PUSH V TO TALK! *smacks head*

It took me a while to figure this out. First time I ever was online with TF2 Dimmerswitch was giving me a rundown of how the game worked. I didn't know you had to push V to talk, so as he asked me questions about what I knew he had me jump to say yes and crouch to say no. Entertainment at its best!

That last point of Dustbowl was a freakin meat grinder of wrangled sentries and demo spam. We got our asses kicked all the way till the last minute. I didn't see, but whoever got the sentry down really turned the tide. I got on the last point as a heavy and got either 2 or 3 ubers in a row from different medics while the entire red team respawned. sh*t was intense.

Okay, everyone cross their fingers while the server moves to St. Louis. I'll update the server thread with the new IP when it is finished (as well as here). My hope is that everything comes across without issue and neither Brainz nor I have to set everything up again. Hopefully this fixes any issues we have with the private.

Thanks for staying on top of things, Homer. Fingers crossed.

Gumbie wrote:

That last point of Dustbowl was a freakin meat grinder of wrangled sentries and demo spam. We got our asses kicked all the way till the last minute. I didn't see, but whoever got the sentry down really turned the tide. I got on the last point as a heavy and got either 2 or 3 ubers in a row from different medics while the entire red team respawned. sh*t was intense.

I forget who it was but a soldier took it down as I sapped it.

And yeah, thanks Homer for the work you're doing.

cheeba wrote:
Gumbie wrote:

That last point of Dustbowl was a freakin meat grinder of wrangled sentries and demo spam. We got our asses kicked all the way till the last minute. I didn't see, but whoever got the sentry down really turned the tide. I got on the last point as a heavy and got either 2 or 3 ubers in a row from different medics while the entire red team respawned. sh*t was intense.

I forget who it was but a soldier took it down as I sapped it.

And yeah, thanks Homer for the work you're doing.

I think it was me who shot it. It was indeed intense.

EvilHomer3k wrote:

Okay, everyone cross their fingers while the server moves to St. Louis. I'll update the server thread with the new IP when it is finished (as well as here). My hope is that everything comes across without issue and neither Brainz nor I have to set everything up again. Hopefully this fixes any issues we have with the private.

Yippee! I hope.

Gumbie wrote:

That last point of Dustbowl was a freakin meat grinder of wrangled sentries and demo spam. We got our asses kicked all the way till the last minute. I didn't see, but whoever got the sentry down really turned the tide. I got on the last point as a heavy and got either 2 or 3 ubers in a row from different medics while the entire red team respawned. sh*t was intense.

I think I heard the sound of ukicks computer during this map from my room. It was just a constant stream of KK to him.

New server IP is 8.6.74.206. I have not tested it, yet. If you are an admin I will need to send you a new username and password.

I am not sure how I feel about this. Last night I found out that I am invincible as a scout as long as I strafe side to side. One a new server I may lose this power.

When you inevitably need to install everything again why don't you put mainline on there?

Connected to new private. Ping seems about the same, although the important test would be with more people.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

When you inevitably need to install everything again why don't you put mainline on there? :)

Send me a PM about it. I won't remember this later nor will I be able to find it if I do.

So far the ping on the new server is a bit better for me, but hard to tell without a full server. But then it should be better for me since I'm in Michigan.

Pings weren't really an issue. Friday we had some stuttering issues but everyone's (and I mean everyone's) ping was under 100.

I believe the server keeps it updated. IIRC, the last update he checked it was already at the latest version.

Has anyone updated Sourcemod/Metamod to rule it out completely? I know brainz talked about it, but wasn't sure if he updated.

Gumbie wrote:

Has anyone updated Sourcemod/Metamod to rule it out completely? I know brainz talked about it, but wasn't sure if he updated.

Yeah, I took a look at SM/MM after you brought it up, and we're running the latest versions of both. Which is not to rule it out completely, but the only way to know for sure would be to disable SM/MM one night with a full server and see how things go. If we continue to have warping on the new server, maybe that should be the next thing we test out.

cyrax wrote:
7inchsplit wrote:
cube wrote:

Invite sent!

Thank you, sir!

Welcome, 7inchsplit! Enjoy your many deaths by my hand.

Looking forward to it! Mostly I stand around looking at hats, perplexed, so killing me shouldn't be a problem.

Queueball wrote:
Gumbie wrote:

That last point of Dustbowl was a freakin meat grinder of wrangled sentries and demo spam. We got our asses kicked all the way till the last minute. I didn't see, but whoever got the sentry down really turned the tide. I got on the last point as a heavy and got either 2 or 3 ubers in a row from different medics while the entire red team respawned. sh*t was intense.

I think I heard the sound of ukicks computer during this map from my room. It was just a constant stream of KK to him.

We didn't even have a sentry for most of the match, it was just a bunch of demomen and kritzes...

Yeah you had a wrangled sentry for most of the map. It just didn't come much into play when we were pushed back so far by your 53 demomen.

What say we stress test the new private tonight?

cheeba wrote:

What say we stress test the new private tonight? :)

I think one of our tourney teams might be having a scrim tonight on the private, but I find your ideas intriguing and would like to subscribe to your newsletter

Suicide Kings and Alt F4 have a scrimmage on the private tonight (I think 8pm Eastern?). Apart from that the server will be open for business, though.

Mex wrote:
Queueball wrote:
Gumbie wrote:

That last point of Dustbowl was a freakin meat grinder of wrangled sentries and demo spam. We got our asses kicked all the way till the last minute. I didn't see, but whoever got the sentry down really turned the tide. I got on the last point as a heavy and got either 2 or 3 ubers in a row from different medics while the entire red team respawned. sh*t was intense.

I think I heard the sound of ukicks computer during this map from my room. It was just a constant stream of KK to him.

We didn't even have a sentry for most of the match, it was just a bunch of demomen and kritzes...

That corner just before you round the point is BRUTAL with demo men spamming over the edge. It used to be the engy always setup there, I have been seeing defense hold it more and more.

SodaGremlin

Dimmerswitch wrote:

Suicide Kings and Alt F4 have a scrimmage on the private tonight (I think 8pm Eastern?). Apart from that the server will be open for business, though.

Alt+F4 will be on at 7:30 EST for a short planning session and the scrimmage is set for 8:00.

Just quoting this in case anyone missed it, new Private address:

ukickmydog wrote:

Arise from the dead private server thread! You have a new IP:8.6.74.206.

Mex wrote:

Just quoting this in case anyone missed it, new Private address:

ukickmydog wrote:

Arise from the dead private server thread! You have a new IP:8.6.74.206.

Mmmmm. I bet it still has that new server smell.

Thanks for reposting!

So have we had a new TF2 versus old TF2 discussion here? I'm a player who is only recently playing TF2 again after a long hiatus, and I feel that the game has changed significantly since Valve has allowed many new player-created weapons into the game.

I feel like the biggest difference between the game today and how it was is that your individual encounters are much more random. You can no longer see a class and know what to expect because that heavy could be carrying a brass beast or he could be wearing fists of steel. A demoman with an eyelander and targe is suddenly a melee class. I find that I need to be more cautious in my play as a result, and figure out what the opponent is doing before I expose myself. Even then I get surprised.

I'm not saying that the days when gameplay revolved around ubers and sentry nests is the only true TF2. I like the addition of kritzkriegs and poofer pyros as counters to ubers. I think the fact that engineers can relocate guns makes them more interesting. But I do think that there are simply too many weapon options in the game.

And my loathing for the pyro has reached new heights upon encountering the degreaser. If pyro gets the jump on you he needs only touch you with the flame, poof you and you're dead. The pyro is easily the most versatile class in TF2 on both offence and defence. Now all he needs is to be able to rocket jump.

nihilo wrote:

And my loathing for the pyro has reached new heights upon encountering the degreaser. If pyro gets the jump on you he needs only touch you with the flame, poof you and you're dead. The pyro is easily the most versatile class in TF2 on both offence and defence. Now all he needs is to be able to rocket jump.

EriktheRed, about a feature in current TF2 Betas wrote:

Oh crap....

Apparently the tradeoff is being much more vulnerable to explosive damage, which makes it a nonstarter for me.