About ten days late on this, but oh well ;)
Junethack 2017 has come and gone, This years tournament was much more cutthroat than previous years. Teamsplat (the team I play with) came in 2nd place overall, ending our 1st place reign from the last few summers. A new clan, Order of the Cockatrice, came out of left field and dominated the tournament at about the half-way mark. Clan Dislexiapater took an early commanding lead, with two of their members tying for 1st place in overall individual trophies, but wound up taking 3rd place overall as a team.
Lots of new talent compared to what I’ve seen in the past. Much tighter race to the top, which I believe all playing were happy to see. Had a lot of fun, and am already looking forward to next summers tournament.
Server bits – the Hardfought NetHack server saw a significant amount of use during the tourney, and in my mind, we’ve proven that we’re a legitimate, quality NetHack server that the community enjoys playing on. Received a good amount of constructive feedback, so improvements are in the works to make what we have here even better. SporkHack is now hosted here, and we’ve been fixing some bugs and adding functionality to that variant, with more fixes to come. Tangles also just recently pushed a significant fix for curses interface across multiple variants, greatly reducing the lag experienced when using that interface.
Thanks to all for the games, the banter, and the competition. Looking forward to the same next year!