SpiralZone?

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SpiralZone?

Post by agron » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:40 am

Does somebody know this server...it doesn t exist anymore....why?
can you tell me because i loved it :)

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Post by A Vicious Muffin » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:15 pm

I vaugely, very vaugely remember this server from 3 or 4 years ago. It was fun, I think it might still be up?
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Post by agron » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:28 pm

no i surched it but i couldnd find it

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:05 pm

A Vicious Muffin wrote:I remember this server from 3 or 4 years ago.
3 or 4 years ago? It has been around much more recently than that. AFAIK, it was the server run on the same server as these forums, and leeched too much bandwidth. Don't hold me to that though.

The map was Spiralzone by Wiz - a souped up version of Spirals by BZDoug.

The server it'self was called "Secretplace" and was very popular at one point. Since the release of 2.0, it declined in popularity.

There is a version of the map at bzflag.eu:5151
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Post by Green Manalishi » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:48 pm

i think most of it's inhabitants are playing on badgerking's now (side info).

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Post by Sky King » Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:18 pm

I have been contemplating for some time bringing up a server and hosting a number of legacy maps on it that were wildly popular in their time. Specifically, SpiralZone and SecretPlace, among a few others. I am curious what other maps have come and gone that might be candidates. And I'm not looking for individual favorites as much as the ones that had long term popularity--essentially BZ institutions--like Boxy, Badger, MOFO, and Two Castles are today. Any thoughts on what those maps might be, and how to contact their authors?
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Post by A Hobo » Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:23 pm

the server was bzflag.secretplace.us:5255. its offline. the server was still populare about a year and a hlaf ago when i first started playing bzf. it was the very first erver i played at. love to see it online again. :D

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Post by agron » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:02 pm

yeah right it was secretplace ....

when i started playing i just played on this server....it was the best.....now it is gu....
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Post by Hannibal » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:24 am

SpiralZone is the map, the server was commonly called Secretplace.

I didn't know it was taken down, I thought that it just lost popularity to the other FFA maps...in the cruel cycle of popularity that is BZ.

Now, I think that Viper's Two Castles is the longest-running map with actually decent player counts. That's been up as long as I can remember, but that doesnt really matter.
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Post by A Hobo » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:21 am

back to Sky kings idea about other lost maps, what about sleepycows? i never played it , but when it went offline, there were lots of players with email strands asking to bring back sleepycows.....

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Post by Green Manalishi » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:50 am

aribeth's giza plateau (one of the coolest maps ever) is hosted by norang. bzflag2.norang.ca:4417. then there was ziggy's (iggy's?) world which was semi-popular in it's time. it would be interesting to see it back online too. then there was the atlantis map. a 2.x version of that map would be da bomb, but it never happened. :| there could have been other sleepycows maps but i remember these three only.

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Post by A Hobo » Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:19 am

I just talked to someone who was an admin at secretplace, the server had plroblems and probly won't be up again.... :cry:

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Post by A Hobo » Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:07 am

Beacuse of populare demand, Junker and Lady K are running spiralzone temporaly. Its a bit laggy. If alot of people keep comming, they try to find someone who will host. :D :D :D

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Post by Lady K » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:18 pm

Spiralzone is up and running. It now has the same bandwith as before, so it should be able to handle plenty of players. Mindbender was gracious enough to supply it for us for the time being.

Come play and just have fun. Please please remember we try to keep it a family server. Which means no swearing. Spirals was known for its fierce battles and fun play so come and help us bring it back.

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Post by bzflaginator » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:45 pm

Ahhh. Secretplace. I played there almost 4 years ago (Ive been around awhile). The original map style was best, the smaller one. Then they upgraded to that big piece of crap which was too boring because it was soooo large. Thats when I got into GU :twisted: .
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