Official Team Fortress 2 Game Nights (PC)

Uh... Am I just out of touch with what's going on or something? The Private server IP is showing up as an L4D2 server now.

private server is no more

We never played on it so Homer let it go.

FlamingPeasant wrote:

Yeah, I would be in for playing some highlander. What is this server you speak of?

A guy on Something Awful is doing something he called "Goonlander" to introduce competitive play to SA's newer TF2 players (as in, didn't play in the beta) with the innovative and original (to some people on SA) idea of being nice and friendly and okay with people who suck as long as they want to get better.

SA's a big community, so they're keeping it SA-only for now. However, they're running pick-up games pretty regularly, and if there aren't enough SA members to fill up the teams, they have been cool with getting pretty much anyone.

It sounds like there's a lot of interest in Highlander here, though. I second (or third, or whatever) the emotion of doing some Highlander nights on the pub. I'm also looking into getting a server to put more competitive configs on (e.g., stopwatch mode (which I love, but I think it kills quickplay)).

A third option if we don't have two teams' worth of people is to all jump into a lobby on TF2Lobby. Not sure how they configure their servers for alltalk/team talk; could we use the GWJ Vent server in that case?

Mex wrote:

Are you setting up a GWJ highlanders vs Other Forum highlanders? Because I'm in

I could see the SA group entertaining scrims with teams from other fora after they get a bit better-organized. I'm in favor of throwing down the gauntlet to other groups, too. (You guys did that once before my time, yes?)

I have to say, I'm really enjoying some of the "super serious tryhard" aspects of the structured game, particularly using Mumble instead of in-game chat. (The in-game chat is quite good, but by the time you see a Spy behind someone, he's probably already dead. With Mumble/Vent, you can call it out and it might actually matter!)

e: If any of you guys are SA members, the thread is here.

Come join mannes on the pub!

That game on pl_barnblitz was intense! I tried to dole out orders and command our pubbies to victory on blue and it almost worked. Surprisingly they listened. Good games all around.

Gumbie wrote:

That game on pl_barnblitz was intense! I tried to dole out orders and command our pubbies to victory on blue and it almost worked. Surprisingly they listened. Good games all around.

I know why it didn't work out for you...

Spoiler:

No madloughlin, duh. There's only so much a Puerto Rican second-in-command can do

My third crash last night made me quit for good on upword. I should be on tonight.

Thinking I need a new video cad or something. I get the "crash" where the game is till playing in the background (You can still hear everything) but the video has crapped out. The game gets minimized to the task bar but if you maximize it you get a empty screen. Once or twice I have gotten "video driver stopped working".

KUThunderchief wrote:

My third crash last night made me quit for good on upword. I should be on tonight.

Thinking I need a new video cad or something. I get the "crash" where the game is till playing in the background (You can still hear everything) but the video has crapped out. The game gets minimized to the task bar but if you maximize it you get a empty screen. Once or twice I have gotten "video driver stopped working".

That sounds more likely to be software than hardware. Maybe do a driver update?

e: Also, I don't see why you ever need a new video cad as long as ukick is around....

KUThunderchief wrote:

My third crash last night made me quit for good on upword. I should be on tonight.

Thinking I need a new video cad or something. I get the "crash" where the game is till playing in the background (You can still hear everything) but the video has crapped out. The game gets minimized to the task bar but if you maximize it you get a empty screen. Once or twice I have gotten "video driver stopped working".

This happened to me a few years ago and it ended up being a bad stick of memory. Burn a memtest86 .iso, boot from the cd, and run it for 30 min or so just to rule out memory.

Could also be an overheating issue. If you can open your PC and make sure fans on your video card are running ok.

Had a really great session last night on barnblitz. Thanks for all the KKs Medmey and especially Itsatrap. Trap, I was two away from my record of 26 kills last night (got 24). I thought I was close but didn't know I was that close.

Walken Dead wrote:

e: Also, I don't see why you ever need a new video cad as long as ukick is around....

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All she needs is a Sandman, a Cleaver, and green plasma floating around her head.

(I kid because I love. )

Brouhaha proved last night yet again that kritz pyro is a pretty awesome thing. So all you KK medics, give a pyro some love sometime, the results are spectacular.

tboon wrote:

Brouhaha proved last night yet again that kritz pyro is a pretty awesome thing. So all you KK medics, give a pyro some love sometime, the results are spectacular.

This I already know, tberrrn

A kritz anything can be awesome so long as the kritzee knows what they're doing. I'd be happy to KK scout ukick. Scout homer, not a chance. I have terrible aim with the scout.

I kritzed Nuean once, and lo, the glowing arrows of death rained down upon the mannes, and they were smitten before us, and they cried as babies. Even so, death took them. Amen.

I gotta go for a run and have some dinner after work tonight, I hope some folks stay up past their bedtime so I don't have to brave the terrors of the public by myself.

MyBrainHz wrote:

I kritzed Nuean once, and lo, the glowing arrows of death rained down upon the mannes, and they were smitten before us, and they cried as babies. Even so, death took them. Amen.

A Kritz SMG is surprisingly effective.

I also like to Kritz Medic needles when I can get away with it. Unfortunately, usually when you KK a Medic he pulls out the Ubersaw....

Most pyros tend to be a lil too suicidal which makes the Kritz not as effecttive.

Medmey wrote:

Most pyros tend to be a lil too suicidal which makes the Kritz not as effecttive. ;)

Yes, but the FUN factor is enormous!

Ah, refresh fortress. I guess I shouldn't have made dinner for the kids and gotten on earlier. Looks like it'll be me, fleabag and ragin' mopin' up the pubbies later tonight but I might go to bed or introduce my self to the wife of course.

Gumbie wrote:
KUThunderchief wrote:

My third crash last night made me quit for good on upword. I should be on tonight.

Thinking I need a new video cad or something. I get the "crash" where the game is till playing in the background (You can still hear everything) but the video has crapped out. The game gets minimized to the task bar but if you maximize it you get a empty screen. Once or twice I have gotten "video driver stopped working".

This happened to me a few years ago and it ended up being a bad stick of memory. Burn a memtest86 .iso, boot from the cd, and run it for 30 min or so just to rule out memory.

Could also be an overheating issue. If you can open your PC and make sure fans on your video card are running ok.

Thanks for tips. I will try.

Damn, was having a great time. But had to leave early for a call. But really, old fashioned pub times with all the good and all the bad in it
And as per usual, I blame Ragin for any games we have lost

Hahaha! That was great Ragin!

Man, I went from my best map probably ever (Hoodoo, 120-ish points) to one of my worst (Frontier, 25-ish points, lucky to get that many). Big swing. Was fun though.

Came back for some more later on
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This guy's a dick!
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I swear every time I turned around on Steel, there were Ragin's grenades, all up in my grill. Well, now that I think about it, Upward was the same way. "Kritz ready, Valmorian, let's go blow some shi......."

The only good Ragin's a torso Ragin.

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Despite all the Ragin Hatin, that was a fun night. I doled out some good medic love tonight. I think that was me Kritzing evilseed above, and Dr Awkward got a good pyro uber.

ragin_redneck wrote:

I saw this happen in real time. The replay came out as great as I expected.

Oh, Evilhomer took my "Most Dominations" global award, ruuude