To make some things publicly known about the server, policies, map, and game in general - first and foremost, make no mistake about it: our whole approach to the server and the Apocalypse as a whole is this is to be a fast paced, high action, wild ride of a game. The entire combination of juiced up flags, amped up settings, (lack of) shot limits, no bad flags, no team kills possible, and selected plugins & map is no mistake - this our blatant w**re-fest smash-and-grab at glory! Now, with that being said:
Our spawn killing and camping policy reads as follows: Camp and spawn kill all you can! Just know that someone will be along to return the favor. We do not use any zones to regulate spawns for neither tanks nor flags, which means that everything is as random as it gets. I think placing specific spots for tanks to spawn would be detrimental to this server's gameplay for obvious reasons. We want you to get shot at and your tank get blown up!
There is no true "Genocide" flag as traditionally practiced in bzflag on the Apocalypse. We are employing the use of the "teamflaggeno" plugin which makes YOUR team flag act as a Genocide flag (the other team's flag just doesn't have the same effect) which adds a whole new set of dynamics to gameplay, which we'll discuss below, I'm sure.
We are working on, among many things, a potential game changer that has been needed since the pre-two-point-oh days. I'm not going to divulge much more other than it involves CTF play. Its going to be awesome, I'll just leave it at that. We had one of the fairCTF plugins loaded but it was causing the server to crash. We are working on a work-around, so please bear with us in that aspect. I believe in an automated means of regulating as much as possible (admins are not always around) so we also use automatic methods to kick and short-ban laggers. A part of our bigger approach is that we know our host and connection is not perfect and has had its share of issues. That is not any of the players' fault and I think any decent server owner would realize that being a "Lag Colonel" is pointless and would do more harm in the long run than good. We're not out to punish anyone for having a bad connection. If you get banned for lag, its only a thirty miunte short ban. There are a couple of other Planet MoFo exclusives in use, plus we are plugged into more resources than I will disclose here. We have weapons (read: flags!) in play that no other server has! (Have you tried out our 'cannons and barrels yet?) - Stay tuned as its going to get even more awesome, with more weapons in the works, a couple of minor map alterations, and we have one more good defile-ment of the game yet to come!
Credits for the map: The original "Wild East, Wild West" map by dutchrai, skydome by Optic Delusion, and billboards by Spazzy McGee - all used shamelessly without permission!
I want to remind everyone not to mistake our "four letter word" policy for a lack of administration - all of Planet MoFo's games is, has always been, and will always be a tightly ran network of servers. Don't think you'll get away with flooding, cheating, or any other form of 'hattery on any game with our name on it. Some of us have went to great lengths to secure a spot to host games on, and some of us tend to take it personally when 'hats log on and break what few rules we do enforce. I highly advise not tempting fate.
Yes, the Passion of the Free For All ("old mofo") is still up and running in all its awesomeness at passion.planet-mofo.com:4200 where we have some of the same, yet some different goodies in play.
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Lastly, I want to encourage EVERYONE to make sure you edit your "DownloadAccess.txt" file and add the line:
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In closing, I simply want to make it known - We log EVERYTHING (and I'm not just talking about bzfs!) - the comments you make may belong to you, but the data belongs to us and may be used for promotional purposes, among (many) other uses at our discretion. We know all the different secondary names you all play under, we have personell in all four corners of the earth, and we know where you live!
Much love, and thank you for playing at Planet MoFo!
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