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by FiringSquad
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: NEW GU LEAGUE OPTION
Replies: 42
Views: 6521

Re: NEW GU LEAGUE OPTION

You are confusing fun with winning. It is also fun to improve. It seems like you are saying the only way you can win is to cheat or change the game, therefore change the game or you will cheat. Allowing for matches that are asymmetrical, with the less-skilled team having more players on the field is...
by FiringSquad
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: NEW GU LEAGUE OPTION
Replies: 42
Views: 6521

Re: NEW GU LEAGUE OPTION

Learning is a win. Playing with honour is a win. You will learn more from a loss than a win. If you lose a match but learn from it and demonstrate honour of the field of battle then good for you. Two out of three ain't bad. Remember also that once you start winning you will gain major points because...
by FiringSquad
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Additional Official Match option
Replies: 22
Views: 8918

Re: Additional Official Match option

If everybody who started playing GU-League started their own team, then there would be no teams. If a team is too small to be viable then you need to get new members or think about disbanding and joining other teams. Teams will generally have a mixture of experienced and learning players. If all mem...
by FiringSquad
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: The GU League Team Advancement System, GU TAS
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

Re: The GU League Team Advancement System, GU TAS

You might try uneven teams. It is allowed to have different match configurations, like 3 Vs 2, where all players agree beforehand. This will give your team a better chance of winning and will give the opposing team more fun by making it more challenging. Finally, remember that capturing the flag and...
by FiringSquad
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Medals.
Replies: 21
Views: 3809

Re: Medals.

I think that's an excellent idea.
The captain can edit the team-page to insert information about individual players, but team awards for activity etc. could be automated, so that the team-page will display achievement badges.
by FiringSquad
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: how did u find bz?
Replies: 225
Views: 95343

Re: how did u find bz?

I found it through looking for information about the movie Tron and the games in it, especially the LightCycle game (long before the remake). That pointed me to the Armegatron game, which is OpenSource and the OpenSource site at that time recommended BZFlag. Many years ago. :-) Armegatron was pretty...
by FiringSquad
Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestions, Questions, and Issues
Topic: Messaging: distribution lists?
Replies: 11
Views: 5644

Re: Messaging: distribution lists?

OK, understandable. As a solution then, you can add several users in one go to a PM. Just keep copy of your group members, 1 per line, in a text file on your computer and then copy and paste it into the "Add" text field. Clicking on the "Add" button will then add all of them. The good thing about th...
by FiringSquad
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestions, Questions, and Issues
Topic: Messaging: distribution lists?
Replies: 11
Views: 5644

Re: Messaging: distribution lists?

Check out Post Notices to groups.
It looks like it will do what you want, by informing everyone within a specified group that you have something for them to read.
It could be a valuable facility for other groups too.
Just a thought.
by FiringSquad
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: The Rules
Replies: 15
Views: 3910

Re: The Rules

Even in professional sports with highly paid, professionally-trained referees and umpires, there are disputes about whether a rule was actually broken. Yet there are players that never get into trouble and players that are always in trouble and players that constantly risk repercussions by skirting ...
by FiringSquad
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: The Rules
Replies: 15
Views: 3910

Re: The Rules

Just to be clear on this. The language issue is not some personal agenda by admins to enforce good manners on the GU community. We received many complaints from players about how bad language had made our servers unplayable for them and people were leaving because of it. It was because of what we he...
by FiringSquad
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: The Rules
Replies: 15
Views: 3910

Re: The Rules

I'm glad this issue is being brought up here. I certainly would like to hear what the players think. Admins have a duty to maintain a safe and pleasurable environment for all participants. They are certainly not here to become ersatz parents, here to preach morality to the unwashed masses. ;-) Admin...
by FiringSquad
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Ducati League Discussion
Topic: CHESVAL summer 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 7367

Re: CHESVAL summer 2012

Unfortunately I will not be able to make it, but I hope you get the numbers that such a memorial deserves. Both players were very much loved and respected. Perhaps server owners could add a server message to promote it. I'm sure that if people know about it, they'll make a big effort to support the ...
by FiringSquad
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Leagues: General Discussion
Topic: Farewell Murielle
Replies: 14
Views: 6751

Re: Farewell Murielle

It certainly is a sad loss to see somebody so young and so talented and with such potential, never get a chance to achieve it.
Murielle was very charismatic and a born leader.
The world is a darker place without the light from this rising star.
R.I.P Murielle. I'll miss you.
by FiringSquad
Tue May 01, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Progress
Replies: 32
Views: 10450

Re: Progress

All we need now is a Pickaxe flag ;)
Image

Just joking.

Looks very good.
by FiringSquad
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: 2.4.0 Tele Bug
Replies: 17
Views: 4724

Re: 2.4.0 Tele Bug

Same here.
It feels like the inside corners of the teleporters are sticky.
by FiringSquad
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Flag Pocketing
Replies: 14
Views: 3394

Re: Flag Pocketing

I could imagine this making some dastardly difficult maze maps possible as well as maps where you need special flags to negotiate various parts of the map to reach the flag in CTF. All sounds good to me. It would need the "Player Info" to report all flags in their arsenal though or it would get very...
by FiringSquad
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Contact list
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Contact list

Hmmm...
I see you both there. http://www.guleague.org/Contact/

Perhaps it was updated since your post.

I'm assuming, if it was edited, that the referee rights have been checked.
If you notice any anomalies, please let me know and I'll look into it.
by FiringSquad
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: something wierd on apocolypse in action
Replies: 23
Views: 4808

Re: something wierd on apocolypse in action

They have an ASS-CANON flag too that shoots from the rear of the tank.
Also holding your team-flag gives you GENO power.

First time I joined, i thought there was somebody cheating. :-)
by FiringSquad
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Plug-in Development
Topic: Idea: hostMute
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Re: Idea: hostMute

This effect can be achieved without the use of a plug-in just by using Usergroups. You can give speaking permission to people within MYSERVER.TALKGROUP and spawn privileges could be given to people within the MYSERVER.SPAWNGROUP. To mute somebody, just remove them from the MYSERVER.TALKGROUP This ha...
by FiringSquad
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Going NR - Reproducible
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Going NR - Reproducible

Thanks.

I thought I posted this in "Bugs and Problems".

I almost posted it again before spotting it here.
by FiringSquad
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Going NR - Reproducible
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Going NR - Reproducible

When I issue the "/banlist" command on a GU League server I go NR.
I'm assuming that the reason is due to the size of the file.
Perhaps such files could be sent a few lines at a time.
by FiringSquad
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Please Read
Replies: 86
Views: 14733

Re: Please Read

Activity is important for the health of the league and I see how banning one player actually punishes the team as well. That's much the same way as in real life. You can't decide not to punish somebody just because they have a family. A form of mute ban could be an effective deterrent and so it is w...
by FiringSquad
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Please Read
Replies: 86
Views: 14733

Re: Please Read

I take your point FtT. I see why consistency is desirable. I'm just not sure how to implement it without making rules for everything. For offenses like bullying, even in law, there is a great deal of flexibility. Essentially it comes down to, did the person feel bullied. Exactly the same behaviour i...
by FiringSquad
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Please Read
Replies: 86
Views: 14733

Re: Please Read

Blast is not talking about forgetting to ban, he's trying to explain that banning an admin turned out to be a complicated process. Even when he was banned he could still join servers and speak. The reason we didn't know about this before is that Admins are generally very well behaved, and so we didn...
by FiringSquad
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: GU League Discussion
Topic: Please Read
Replies: 86
Views: 14733

Re: Please Read

I'm glad that this issue is being discussed. It's far better to have these things discussed in the open than whispered in corridors. Firstly, if you need to resort to bad language in order to be funny, then you need new material. As for warnings, if somebody uses offensive language each game until t...