Well we played Vengeance not Violence yesterday on the OGL RA3 open team ladder… they won both maps, giving Nexus our first official loss as a team… oh well :-) They played a pretty good game. Dunno if we’ve been challenged yet… if not we’ll challenge up again and hope for a better game. Good job VnV.
On to more interesting things… earlier this evening a few of met in #the_nexus to discuss the CCTF ‘Saturday Night Game’… this is an idea that was cooked up by ShowGirl, who I’m sure many of you CCTF regulars have seen quite often. She had the idea of setting up a weekly game to where people who aren’t in clans get together for a series of pickup games once a week, in a way that’s a bit more structured than your typical public pickup game. Word was sent out for help from the CCTF community, so we’ve offered up the Hardfought CCTF port as one of the places to hold the ‘Saturday Night Game’ … here’s what we’ve got outlined so far…
The Saturday Night Game is primarily for players who are NOT affiliated with a clan, however, the game is open for anybody to participate in.
Anybody who wants to play is welcome… for now just show up. In the near future Thumper from the CCTF mod team will have a sign up sheet accessible via the CCTF website from which we’ll determine teams.
Who plays who will be decided in the following manner – all the players names will be written down and placed in a hat, and will be drawn at random… all odd numbered players drawn will go to red, all even numbered players will go to blue. This will be done for EVERY game played… this way every single game will have a completely different lineup than the last.
Map played will also be determined at random – only CCTF maps (one thru ten) will be chosen from… this will also be done for EVERY single game played.
Matches played will loosely follow guidelines based off of OGL ladder rules – exact CCTF settings are as follows… 20 min timelimit, no caplimit, no fraglimit, powershield OFF, quadrespawn set to 90 seconds, quad factor set to 4x, and in the event of a tie, the game will go into suddendeath (next cap wins). Teams will be 4vs4 minimum, but can be as high as 6vs6 depending on the amount of available players.
One thing that will NOT be like the OGL but more like teamplay.net rules is this… all matches WILL be played on servers designated for the Saturday Night Game ONLY… right now that’s only the Hardfought CCTF port, but we expect more admins to follow suit, so we should have plenty of servers to hold these games on.
Spectators will be allowed to watch (that’s half the fun :-P) but admins overlooking the Game should be sure to lockteams at gamestart and also mute spectators so they cannot interfere with the people playing.
That’s the gist of it… the first Saturday Night Game kicks off tomorrow night at 9:00pm EST on the Hardfought CCTF server port, so be sure to hang out in #the_nexus before gametime if you wanna participate. I’ll be the admin this time around, and I’ll try to help things start off smoothly :-) I’ll be recording demo’s of each map played as well as taking and posting screenshots, which will be posted here. On clan people playing – we’d like to keep it down to only one clan person per team each time… the Saturday Night Game is to help promote the CCTF mod to the general public, and to try and get more people interested in the game overall. This will give those people a chance to play some fun games with a lot less chance of getting run over constantly by the more experienced players out there, and is also a good way for clans to do some scouting for fresh members. So, with that being said… if you are in a CCTF clan, and try to pass off as a no-name using an unknown alias… please don’t. This is to help ALL of us overall, so please abide by the guidelines set. Besides… we’re also working on a CCTF clan scrimmage ring of sorts, which is for clans only… weekly scrims between clans on a regular basis, kinda like what we’re doing here with the Saturday Night Game. You’ll get your chance then :-P
Ooooh Kay… that’s all for tonight… I’ll spread the word about the Game to a few Quake news sites if Kid-Rash hasn’t already beat me to it… heh :-) Special thanks to ShowGirl, Kid-Rash, Foofoo, Thumper, clan Nexus, and everyone else who showed up this evening to help with getting things ready for ‘the Game’ (remember the movie ‘Mystery Alaska? heheh…). More news soon… cya.