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TF Tuesdays - Meta Tags, Spawn Times, and Hacking Oh My!

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I am greatly displeased at the lack of fallout love :(

Kor will be running things tonight, as I have a test at 7pm, I may catch some of you after my test. I also have another test tomorrow, but I�ll try to fit in a study break. Please don�t TL;DR this, there are a few important things you need to read.

Late this weekend I was messaged by someone accusing two people of hacking, while this can definitely happen and I have seen hackers on the server, these accusations were against two long standing regulars. I�m not going to go into detail, but if you think someone is hacking, especially a regular, please TAKE A DEMO, simply go spec, spectate them, and then type �record hackingdemo� in console, this will record the play for review. Neither I or Kor take this lightly and it will be delt with a perma-ban if proven.

I�ll be testing the automated plugin again this week and on Friday, after 10pm cst the server should be switching to 2fort/Dustbowl rotation only, if anyone notices any problems let me know.

The server now has meta-tags, you can use the in-game server browser (NOT the steam server browser) to search for servers using meta-tags. Some tags, like birthday mode, all talk, no spawn timers, and no crits show up automatically, but I can also define some individually. Here are the tags so far, if you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments.

sv_tags Values:

Destructoid
alltalk
birthday
custom maps
customs
faggot tree
furries
norespawntime

I am also working on a plugin on and off with a friend that will use off sets to undo the soldier/demo ammo nerf. Regardless of whether people in the community want it, I�m going to help code it, the question to all of you is, would you want this on the server, I�m going to try to help write it, but if my friend manages to succeed (at this point it may not work at all), would this be something the community wants?

Lastly as many of you have noticed, spawn timers have been unlocked, unfortunately there is no middle ground, it�s either all or nothing, they are on or they are not. Some people have expressed that they don�t liked it, and some have said they love it. If you feel strongly about it, now is the time to voice your opinion. I�m also considering coding something to make spawn timers being on and off dynamic based on server population (ie, under 12 timers are off).

--Usual Copy Pasta--

If you want to be involved in the contest make a post here, with at least your Steam Community name, since some people's dtoid and Steam names don't match up.

--2 weeks left in the Contest--

Current Contest Leaders:

1) SPORE - 2676
2) Mission Difficult - 1594
3) Cannibal Calvin - 1386
4) [WTF]Joel - 1173
5) Jazx - 1107

Just two weeks left! Make sure you sign up by the end of this week if you want in and think you have a shot! Seeding the server when it is empty is a great way to build up kills.

UPDATED - Map pack can be downloaded here

Again, if you would like to get placed on the reserved slot list for dtoid readers, please POST YOUR STEAMID HERE.

Time: 8pm Central
Server: Destructoid.com - TF2 - Pew Pew Pew
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: alsococks


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Point & Counterpoint 6: Licensed games - Good Idea or Bad Idea?
Licensed Games Are Good
Licensed Games Are Bad

Point & Counterpoint 5: Best Non-Central RPG Character - HK47 vs Mog
HK-47
Mog

Point & Counterpoint 4: Doom vs Marathon
Doom
Marathon

Point & Counterpoint 3: SNES RPGs - Earthbound vs Chrono Trigger
Earthbound
Chrono Trigger

Point & Counterpoint 2: Remakes vs Originals
Originals
Remakes

Point & Counterpoint 1: Video Game Violence
Violence Doesn't Affect Gamers
Violence Affects Gamers


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