Archive for May, 2018

Junethack 2018

By K2 on May 31st, 2018 at 4:57 pm EST

It’s almost that time! Junethack 2018 kicks off in just over three hours from now (midnight on June 1st UTC). It is the defacto multi-variant NetHack tournament that runs the entirety of June. We’re hosting all variants available for the tournament, across three servers in various locations (US East Coast, Europe and Australia). Be sure to see the ‘NetHack’ menu link up above for connection information. The servers in Europe and Australia are permanent fixtures and will stay up indefinitely. The EU server has been up since the /dev/null tribute tournament last fall, and the AU server we decided to bring up just recently.

Looking forward to playing and seeing what kind of competition this years’ Junethack brings. There’s already over 100 players registered and about a dozen clans formed as of this post. Should be fun! And this just in – bhaak (the organizer of Junethack) made this post here detailing this years’ tournament – https://unnethack.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/junethack-2018-the-8th-nethack-cross-variant-summer-tournament/

Any game-related issues, let me know via the usual channels. As luck would have it, I have drill the first three days of June so I’ll be out of the loop for the most part, but afterwards I’ll be around to assist with any game recoveries or others troubles. Good luck to all and have fun!

Go TeamSplat! :)

Forums shutting down

By K2 on May 16th, 2018 at 10:05 pm EST

Been thinking about this for awhile now, and it’s time. I’m shutting down the message board forums tonight. The board just doesn’t get any real use, and it’s a resource that no longer makes sense to try and maintain. There have been a few legit registrations over the last few months, but for every one of those I see, there’s about a couple dozen or more spam bot attempts as well. There’s a lot of good info and history on the message board though. So, they’ll remain up and can be viewed, but no more new posts, and no more new user registrations.

Expect a new news post here soon regarding the NetHack servers and what’s been going on lately. Lots of good stuff – past, present and things to come.