BZFX Joins Forces with Planet MoFo and Norang

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BZFX Joins Forces with Planet MoFo and Norang

Post by A Meteorite » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:07 am

BZFX is proud to announce we have joined forces with Planet MoFo and Norang. We've been working at it months, and now it's ready to make the transition. We've essentially combined our resources to bring the best to the BZFlag server world to further enhance our players' experience.

Starting today, we will start to confine the Planet MoFo and Norang servers to a US and Europe box. We will also market them under the unified BZFX brand exclusively and offer different substyles (ie, MoFo style and Lasermana style). Our goal is to minimize confusion people face when they choose a server, and offering it fully integrated accomplishes exactly that.

What's the future, you may ask? A heck of a lot! We plan to offer the next-generation online administration and statistics by the end of this year. The online interface will allow to watch players online in real-time, listen to chat, perform administration functions, view statistical analysis on players, and much much more. A second goal of ours is to buy the smaller servers out. We want BZFX to offer the best in maps and gameplay and we'll do whatever necessary offer that. To finance all this, we're planning to launch a private fiber network by the start of 2008 as to minimize latency for our paying players.

Together, we can create something amazing. Together, we are creating BZFX: the future of BZFlag servers.
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Post by Optic-Delusion » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:10 am

I've been waiting for this day.

Let's make it great!

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Post by L4m3r » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:13 am

Yes, it's a big piece of work. Also know that, as part of the agreement for joining forces, effective immediately there is no language filtering on the new BZFX. Say whatever you want!

If you wish to keep the language family-friendly, please configure client-side filtering.
Optimism is just a milder alternative to denial.

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Post by Teppic » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:33 am

Optic-Delusion wrote:I've been waiting for this day.
Not the day per se, but the story, yes.

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Post by Grace F » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:13 pm

It's awesome that you guys have joined forces with MoFo and Norang - I (and others im sure) look forward with great anticipation towards the future!

Good job guys :)
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:24 pm

I must say what a great privilege it is to be a part of this. As a long time admin on the mofo servers and also a mofo hoster myself, I've been involved with the merge from the start.

One key point that I don't think was put across clearly is that the new BZFX will be promoting complete freedom.
This means: say what you like and do what you like.
There will be no swear filter, admin-asking is allowed. We'll make anyone who asks for it a full admin.
We will also be allowing your cheat clients.

I just hope everyone else can get as excited about this as we all are.
Everyone involved has had ants in their pants for the last month or so.
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Post by Legolas_ » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:33 pm

This must be one of the best choices you have made Met. I hope this works out fine and doesnt go to waste :)

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Post by BinarySpike » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:55 pm

CannonBallGuy wrote: One key point that I don't think was put across clearly is that the new BZFX will be promoting complete freedom.
This means: say what you like and do what you like.
There will be no swear filter, admin-asking is allowed. We'll make anyone who asks for it a full admin.
We will also be allowing your cheat clients.
I can see how this is gonna turn out...

Are you saying there's gonna be cussing and cheating on norang? no thumper or donny would not allow that.

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:19 pm

There will remain a few separate norang servers because of Thumper's feelings on this.
However, the majority will simply become one of the new BZFX servers where anything goes.
I hope you'll enjoy many hours playing there.
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Post by Green Manalishi » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:36 pm

nice try. 8) last year's banned cheaters stuff was better but this isn't bad either.

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Post by Tropican8 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:39 pm

As a person who has worked many hours during this transition period, I'm a very glad it has come to fruition.

The hacker known as "SATAN" has been tracked down. We plan on making him coowner of the new BZFX along with Darth, Met, and Thumper. His work is impressive, and permitted under our new ruleset.

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Post by khazhyk » Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:44 pm

odd... last time bzfx was hosted by mofo there was no swearing permited... and also bzfx already has a host and is up at bzfx.servegame.org... hmm?

PS: I just love how you spelled favorite wrong...
PPS: I also love how you made a server and filled it to the brim with bots so no one could get on... hilarious...
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Post by Saber » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:10 pm

It seems cool but, wait a minute. Paying for BZFlag? Cheating allowed? Being admin by asking?
/me looks at the date of the posts and asks ?April fool?

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Post by Winny » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:18 pm

...Now I have a place to use my cheat client other then GU, thanks BZFX!












Yeah, right...

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Post by A Vicious Muffin » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:38 pm

Haha! Great! I always wanted a bzdictatorship. :roll:
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Post by Grace F » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:20 pm

CannonBallGuy wrote:One key point that I don't think was put across clearly is that the new BZFX will be promoting complete freedom.
This means: say what you like and do what you like.
There will be no swear filter, admin-asking is allowed. We'll make anyone who asks for it a full admin.
We will also be allowing your cheat clients.
I can see how this will turn out...I hope your kidding - because I don't find it funny.
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Post by BinarySpike » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:09 am

Grace F, I totally agree, your just gonna have to admin on my upcoming server. ;)


I agree with Win XP though

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Post by the_j0k3r » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:21 am

lol, the devs april fools joke was definitely better.
it helps when you have access to change the site, for example the banned message on last years, or this years changed to www.bzflag.org

cheating, swearing allowed on mets servers? i think not :)

but still its a funny concept in itself, bzfx using the power of money and low-lag servers in order to completely control all of bzflag. teeheehee.

i could go on an on about how many flaws there are in the idea of the whole thing being with cheat server, etc.
but i think that the general idea of what i would say need not be said
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Post by BinarySpike » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:25 pm

it was still very irritating :P

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Post by Grace F » Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:29 pm

*phew*
This is just a joke! I knew there was something wrong with this all - especially after being fooled already! :oops:
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Post by Saber » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:40 am

It was a good begining but the 6th post was clearly showing it was an April fool.

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