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by the enemy
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethics in 3 or more team CTF
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

I think the "ganging up" thing is partly because people are in general more obsessed with winning, than not losing, if you see what I mean. They feel more successful beating a weaker team, than defending against a stronger team. I see it in <M>issile war a lot. With Missilewar, personally I tend to ...
by the enemy
Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: The Story of Your Callsign
Replies: 385
Views: 130082

Mine's pretty straightforward. The history was that I had been using "the enemy" on a different online multi-player game, but it worked even better with bzflag. "You were killed by the enemy" is just so appropriate. I set the email addr to "within" because I liked the reference to "the enemy within"...
by the enemy
Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ethics in 3 or more team CTF
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

I sometimes want to set up alliances, but it can be difficult with newbies around who've only just managed to learn not to teamkill. I sometimes set up alliances with individuals. But for team alliances it would be a lot nicer if there was a key mapping to send messages to whole teams. Although I ca...
by the enemy
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunt maps...??
Replies: 22
Views: 6996

I really love Rabbit Hunt and will frequently choose that if I see one being played.

One map that worked really well was Basement by Corndawg. I haven't seen that in a long time, but it was good fun. Anyone have a copy of the world file? I can't find it in the map-making forums.
by the enemy
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Mouse Vs. Keyboard
Replies: 274
Views: 116879

Mousewheel for radar sounds a great idea. I'm always fiddling my radar with 1,2,3. And I can see the config file runes for how do to it - the default config does it already if you hold down shift.

Ta for that.
by the enemy
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Mouse Vs. Keyboard
Replies: 274
Views: 116879

You can strafe in bzflag now? Wow, didn't know that. You know what I mean :-). Turning while jumping so you can shoot someone perched on top of a block. I've occasionally had to play bzflag with a keyboard. Maybe it was just that I would need more practice, but getting the angvel of the turn right ...
by the enemy
Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Hunting...
Replies: 16
Views: 8215

I wish '7' was in the help keys page in the client. I keep forgetting it. There are a few other keys in that help page that are missing too, which is a shame. As for hunt, don't forget that hunt is automatic (and useful) for rabbit hunt. On other maps, I tend to hunt the player with the highest scor...
by the enemy
Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Thief Strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 5574

I've certainly used thief on mofo for killing BUs. Sometimes thief is useful as a variant and harder-to-kill version of high speed, if you need to get from one end of the map to the other. Sometimes people will go to all sorts of lengths to keep their flag from being stolen. Get them out of position...
by the enemy
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: A question from a guy who has been playing for a few hours
Replies: 17
Views: 8734

Practice on servers with only one or two other players, and then tell them you're a newbie and be gentle :). Bots are even better for practicing. Sometimes it does help if you ask people not to kill you as you want to explore or practice the controls or whatever. Myself, I try and respect that, alth...
by the enemy
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Mouse Vs. Keyboard
Replies: 274
Views: 116879

Definitely mouse for me. Trying to do a strafe and jump is hard enough even with the fine control available to a mouse - it's going to be much harder with a keyboard. That said, there are some maps where the keyboard can do well, such as pillbox, where changing direction instantly can help you dodge...
by the enemy
Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats ur favorite weapon
Replies: 23
Views: 6728

Super bullets may be good depending on the map and a suitable place to shoot from. Ditto the other flags - sometimes they're good on a map and sometimes no use. Or it depends on other things, for example, on narrow versus tiny, narrow is better if there are fewer players so you can't be blindsided; ...
by the enemy
Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do u like to be able to go throug other tanks?
Replies: 25
Views: 7504

It could be a server or world option of course.

But I think there are probably too many difficulties when a team spawns at base after a capture for it to work. That and playing against jerky laggy players.
by the enemy
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the world needs....
Replies: 10
Views: 2967

And as in the other thread, multiple wing jumps must have been a conscious decision of the map maker or server owner - it isn't the default. Further up someone said that GM is a way to get someone witih Wings. It sort of is. But the problem with it is at the same time Wings were introduced in 2.0, G...
by the enemy
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wings controversy
Replies: 42
Views: 13126

Well said Jeff. Some maps are better with a high wingsjumpcount, and for some reason many maps/servers seem to use it; but there's definitely too many that shouldn't because it makes wings too powerful. The default settings make WG quite tame.
by the enemy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Shot oddities/errors
Replies: 3
Views: 2430

You're right that it's new, although it's a server specific setting that IIRC defaults to off.
by the enemy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Jump Shot
Replies: 28
Views: 16714

narrow- is probably a good way sept if they just get you lined up your toast so its best to try and strafe jump so you're always facing them so they only have this thin line to shoot at Personally I think if you use narrow it's better to stand a little further off and just jump up. It's easier to h...
by the enemy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Hunting 2 People at Once
Replies: 20
Views: 11210

I meant your own, i.e. taking up the bottom sixth of that screenshot.
by the enemy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Radar flags and radar shot issues with 2.0 on linux
Replies: 1
Views: 1265

Radar flags and radar shot issues with 2.0 on linux

I've normally been playing on a Win XP box. All works fine. Now I've gotten around to putting Fedora Core 3 on the same box as a dual boot. I got a bzflag 2.0 RPM specifically built for FC3 so I don't believe there's any issue there. But there's some graphics oddities, if you look at the attached sc...
by the enemy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Flag bug??
Replies: 2
Views: 2518

I haven't seen this personally even in the situation you describe, but it may be worth checking immediately after it happens with /lagstats whether you had any packet loss.
by the enemy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Shot oddities/errors
Replies: 3
Views: 2430

So to rephrase it, should bzflag be more realistic or is the gameplay more important?

Personally I think the gameplay is more important provided it doesn't mean it's so unrealistic as to confuse newbies.
by the enemy
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Registering
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Could you have an over-zealous spam filter?

You might be better off asking this in the "Registration Issues" forum by the way: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewforum.php?f=67
by the enemy
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Installing BZFlag on Linux
Replies: 26
Views: 7462

If you want to share with files with NT/XP, the best idea is to have a small extra partition in FAT32 mode. Failing that if you look at http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/rel26.html you'll see the latest ntfs drivers have safe but very very limited write support. You could probably pre-create a l...
by the enemy
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Linux Sound Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 4116

I can't offer suggestions except to say that I have bzflag with fine sound on FC3.

Running as root is not a good idea, but it's your choice.
by the enemy
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: how to you load up maps in os x?
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Start bzflag or bzfs with -world <mapfile>
by the enemy
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Server Groups Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 4969

I think Jeff may well be right - that happened to me. More specifics of what is needed is at: http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2879