Junethack 2019 has begun

By K2 on June 1st, 2019 at 10:51 am EST

The annual Junethack NetHack variant tournament has begun! The tournament officially kicked off about 14 hours ago as of this posting. All variants save one (DNH Slex) can be played here to count towards players/clan scoring. The tournament will end at midnight (UTC) July 1st.

Decent number of clans have signed up, and at last count it looks like 162 players have joined the tournament. Hoping for another good year of close competition between the teams. Good luck all and have fun!

EvilHack officially released

By K2 on May 21st, 2019 at 6:51 pm EST

A special new variant post today, as this is my own variant. Been working on this since October 2018, finally felt it was ready for mass consumption two days ago. So many hours pouring over the code, testing things, tweaking, etc… I can’t count. EvilHack has been available for public play since Last month, but it was very much in the alpha stage. Fair amount of play-testing was done by the Hardfought NetHack community here, which helped immensely in finding and resolving bugs. A huge thanks to everyone who played and provided feedback.

Ok, so you’re interested in giving EvilHack a shot? Great! Understand going in that it was designed from the beginning to be difficult and challenging, significantly more so than vanilla NetHack. A bit more info regarding EvilHack can be found at this reddit post – https://www.reddit.com/r/nethack/comments/br2u6c/evilhack_official_release/ – and soon much more info will make its way to the NetHackWiki here – https://nethackwiki.com/wiki/EvilHack

If you give EvilHack a try, please feel free to let me know how it went, what you liked or didn’t like, etc. Have fun and good luck!

In other news: NetHack 3.6.2 was officially released less than two weeks ago. And the JunetHack 2019 variant tournament is fast approaching go time, sign-up starts on May 27th. EvilHack will be a part of this tournament this year. That’s all for now, will post again soon regarding JunetHack.

New NetHack variant: notdNetHack

By K2 on April 9th, 2019 at 1:06 pm EST

There’s a new NetHack variant out called ‘notdNetHack’, its official release was yesterday, and it’s being hosted here at Hardfought on all three servers. NetHack community member ‘Demo’ is the variant author; you can view the code repository here. notdNetHack is a different take of the variant ‘dNetHack (version 3.15.1)’ with several changes, bug fixes and new branch levels. In short, it’s not dNetHack ;) You can see a change log at the link posted.

Other news – I guess I neglected to do a post write-up of the TNNT (The November NetHack Tournament). Long story short – clan OotC (Order of the Cockatrice) won overall, with clans Teenage NetHack Ninja Turtles and teamsplat taking a close 2nd and 3rd place. Luxidream was the top-scoring individual with 32 ascensions. TNNT will definitely see another go this November, so stay tuned.

More news soon…

The November NetHack Tournament has started!!

By K2 on November 1st, 2018 at 8:06 am EST

It’s official, The November NetHack Tournament officially kicked off at midnight this morning (UTC), or 8pm last night local time. We’re twelve hours in and there’s already been three ascensions, including a two-game streak.

To see the scoreboard and register a clan or join one, please visit https://www.hardfought.org/tnnt/ – there’s also an IRC channel on freenode.net, hop into #tnnt to see live game announcements and general player banter. We even have a twitter feed! See https://twitter.com/TNNT_announce for live game updates. To connect, access any of the three Hardfought NetHack servers via SSH or hterm and access the ‘Tournament’ menu.

So far so good. Kick off started with a bang, no major issues at all, just a couple look/feel tweaks to a few things and an update to the channel bot. Looking forward to a fun tournament! See you there.

Happy 18th Birthday Hardfought

By K2 on October 22nd, 2018 at 10:27 pm EST

Here we are again, celebrating another year of existence. Happy 18th birthday Hardfought! You’re now old enough to vote ;) Here’s to many more years to come.

More news to follow, and soon. Back to the b-day party…