1. Post #1
    Dennab
    November 2013
    88 Posts
    Custom Map Server Address: SHUT DOWN!

    We have a Custom Map Server located in London, UK, running some good maps with Rock the Vote! enabled. We don't run any ads at all either and never will. We will be doing a lot more giveaways in the near future.

    Map List:


    Direct Map Downloads for those of you with FastDL issues.
    CP Lazytown - PL Beerbowl - CP Warpath - CTF Royal - KOTH Tomb
    CTF Mach4 - KOTH Twisted - PL Borneo - PL Vesper - PL Minepit
    KOTH Arctic - CP Croissant - CP Furnace - CTF Turbine Pro - CP Vector
    CTF Convoy - CTF Haarp - PL Swiftwater - KOTH Winter Ridge - CTF Mine
    PL Clifftop - PL Escarpment - PL Gloryhole - PL Moonlit - PL Quagmire
    PL Rust - PL Stroika - PL Volcanic - PL Atoll - PL Frostfell
    CP Castle

    Server Features:

    Rock the Vote!
    You can Rock the Vote at any time! Map changes at the end of the round.

    Local Item Server
    Whenever someone respawns or touches a resupply cabinet, their current loadout is checked and saved. Your loadout will work even when the item server is down.
    Note: Hats, miscs, and action slot items won’t be saved.

    We are open to map suggestions, however we would only really consider suggestions made by players that actually PLAY and not just suggest an awful map then never join.
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  2. Post #2
    Giggle's Avatar
    November 2012
    740 Posts
    Really sweet what you're doin' here. Server's really fun and the map selection right nows really good.

    Though uh, the competition seems a bit pointless, some guy is already at about, say, 6622 points, while the runner up is only at about 1,000.

    In terms of plugins and all that, some of them are nice, some are, not so nice. Like the dispenser music and rave uber, those are a tad bit annoying since I am trying to listen to some music. Though aside from that, those two seem to be my only complaints
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  3. Post #3
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    March 2013
    5,699 Posts
    I must admit, it is nice to see a server running good custom maps instead of trade_orange_xxmlg_420_goatporn_whatever_v123.
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  4. Post #4
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    November 2011
    2,364 Posts
    The map rotation looks a tad schizophrenic, what with half the maps being crazy gimmick maps and half being tasteful vanilla-style stuff from tf2maps.net, buuuuut custom server maps are custom server maps and beggars can't be choosers so I'll check it out!

    What's the sv_pure status set to?
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  5. Post #5
    Dennab
    November 2013
    88 Posts
    The map rotation looks a tad schizophrenic, what with half the maps being crazy gimmick maps and half being tasteful vanilla-style stuff from tf2maps.net, buuuuut custom server maps are custom server maps and beggars can't be choosers so I'll check it out!

    What's the sv_pure status set to?
    Thanks, the server is sv_pure 0. If you guys have map suggestions, please speak up! I'd be more than happy to look into pretty much anything. Nothing is set in stone right now, which is the reason for the randomness of the maps right now.

    EDIT: Just added 3 new maps to the server. CP Furnace, CP Croissant & CTF Turbine Pro!
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    Szraneraxtq's Avatar
    October 2010
    1,175 Posts
    Thanks, the server is sv_pure 0. If you guys have map suggestions, please speak up! I'd be more than happy to look into pretty much anything. Nothing is set in stone right now, which is the reason for the randomness of the maps right now.
    Fun servers are the best servers to host, so thank you very much for doing this.


    As for recommendations, I highly recommend some of the maps from the contents that TF2maps held a while back. There were the Assault CTF and Payload Race, Competative CTF, and the Dynamic Payload ones. There's also a lot of gems on Gamebanana and TF2Maps, so I say you should check it those out. Just as a note, some of the maps from the contests have been updated since then, but it shouldn't be too hard to find them.
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  7. Post #7
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    March 2013
    5,699 Posts
    Thanks, the server is sv_pure 0. If you guys have map suggestions, please speak up! I'd be more than happy to look into pretty much anything. Nothing is set in stone right now, which is the reason for the randomness of the maps right now.

    EDIT: Just added 3 new maps to the server. CP Furnace, CP Croissant & CTF Turbine Pro!
    cp_snakewater
    cp_metalworks

    I might be able to draw up a map sometime.
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  8. Post #8
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Firing Huntsman while airborne
    Huntsman carrying Snipers are no longer restricted to firing arrows on the ground and now have the ability to fire their arrows while airborne.

    Pyro Airblast Jumping
    Pyro’s can airblast jump on our server. Standard ammo costs for airblasting still apply.
    Don't these seriously affect the balance of the classes?
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  9. Post #9
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    September 2011
    12,422 Posts
    That's a pretty generic customs roster tbh

    Unless these kinds of servers died out since I stopped playing them half of these were standard fare (and a lot of them aren't very good, just gimmicky or nostalgia)

  10. Post #10
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    February 2013
    662 Posts
    koth_traingrid

    nopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenope
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  11. Post #11
    Dennab
    November 2013
    88 Posts
    I'm slowly changing out some of the gimmick maps for better maps. We've replaced KOTH Traingrid with CP Vector. The navmesh for that map isn't the best for the 1st round, but things get better going forward. If anyone knows how to fix a navmesh and would want to help us out, then please let me know. Thanks for all the feedback! We are trying to accommodate everyone's wishes within reason.
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  12. Post #12
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    August 2012
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    why bots? also

    pl_5curve
    pl_alpen_rc1
    pl_beerbowl_b6c
    pl_borax_rc2
    pl_cashworks_rc2
    pl_crusoe_a10a
    pl_deadwood
    pl_deplane_b6
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    pl_everest_v3_b4
    pl_floodgates_b7
    pl_halfacre
    pl_manngrove_rc5
    pl_pier_b16
    pl_repository_rc3
    pl_stovepipe_b3
    pl_swiftwater_final_rc
    pl_vesper_b4
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  13. Post #13
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    January 2012
    2,239 Posts
    A few complaints about the server, pretty good overall. The bots using robot skins makes playing spy impossible on low population, and the bots need better nav meshes, they are frequently stuck and unable to cap intel, stalling the game. The point system might need reworking, because when I joined, two BLU engineers just had sentries set up to farm points, and they did not cap the intel so they could continue getting points. Maybe having a setup that requires a minimum of 4 or so players on both teams before points are eligible? Also, idlers are a problem, as medibots pocket them, effectively making two players useless. Also, sometimes bots idle in spawn? Not sure why. Had a medic crouch jumping over and over in the corner.
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  14. Post #14
    Radaghast
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    August 2013
    2,715 Posts
    Why did you leaved the Train map ,it's one of the funniest map evah
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  15. Post #15
    Dennab
    November 2013
    88 Posts
    why bots? also

    pl_5curve
    pl_alpen_rc1
    pl_beerbowl_b6c
    pl_borax_rc2
    pl_cashworks_rc2
    pl_crusoe_a10a
    pl_deadwood
    pl_deplane_b6
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    pl_everest_v3_b4
    pl_floodgates_b7
    pl_halfacre
    pl_manngrove_rc5
    pl_pier_b16
    pl_repository_rc3
    pl_stovepipe_b3
    pl_swiftwater_final_rc
    pl_vesper_b4
    We're having to use bots for now so players can get points. Acquiring points would be next to impossible without them as the server doesn't have a solid user base yet. Btw, I'm adding pl_vesper_b4 & pl_beerbowl_bc6 now.

    A few complaints about the server, pretty good overall. The bots using robot skins makes playing spy impossible on low population, and the bots need better nav meshes, they are frequently stuck and unable to cap intel, stalling the game. The point system might need reworking, because when I joined, two BLU engineers just had sentries set up to farm points, and they did not cap the intel so they could continue getting points. Maybe having a setup that requires a minimum of 4 or so players on both teams before points are eligible? Also, idlers are a problem, as medibots pocket them, effectively making two players useless. Also, sometimes bots idle in spawn? Not sure why. Had a medic crouch jumping over and over in the corner.
    Yeah, that's the bots limitations and poorly computed navmesh there. I would love to be able to fix those navmeshes but wouldn't know where to start. Hopefully the bots can go away for good once we get a player base. Thanks for your input!

  16. Post #16
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,444 Posts
    I generally blacklist servers that use bots ever. Get rid of the bots and the airblast jumping and I'll be a regular player with my buddies. Keep 'em on and I'll avoid it entirely.

    Now, I'm not the most important person on the planet, but I'm certain there are people that act just like I do especially when it comes to bots. Judging by the amount of agrees on my previous post, I'm willing to say that you're butchering the balance to be "different", and that'll result in some more avoidance.

    By all means, feel free to do what you want with your server, but recognize that you're going to minimize your userbase to a specific sect of people that likes your features.

  17. Post #17
    Dennab
    November 2013
    88 Posts
    I generally blacklist servers that use bots ever. Get rid of the bots and the airblast jumping and I'll be a regular player with my buddies. Keep 'em on and I'll avoid it entirely.

    Now, I'm not the most important person on the planet, but I'm certain there are people that act just like I do especially when it comes to bots. Judging by the amount of agrees on my previous post, I'm willing to say that you're butchering the balance to be "different", and that'll result in some more avoidance.

    By all means, feel free to do what you want with your server, but recognize that you're going to minimize your userbase to a specific sect of people that likes your features.
    Bots are now disabled.
    Pyro Airblast Jumping is now disabled.
    Firing Huntsman while airborne is now disabled.

    We had originally decided to opt-in on bots at the beginning so players can get points. However if running bots are going to have a negative impact, then I have no qualms about disabling them. We want this to be as successful as possible. The only way to do that is to listen to what the community wants as a whole. Thanks for the helpful feedback!
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  18. Post #18
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    April 2011
    2,486 Posts
    Bots are now disabled.
    Pyro Airblast Jumping is now disabled.
    Firing Huntsman while airborne is now disabled.

    We had originally decided to opt-in on bots at the beginning so players can get points. However if running bots are going to have a negative impact, then I have no qualms about disabling them. We want this to be as successful as possible. The only way to do that is to listen to what the community wants as a whole. Thanks for the helpful feedback!
    After those changes i'll probably join once i've got the time

  19. Post #19
    Giggle's Avatar
    November 2012
    740 Posts
    I noticed, you can farm points with 0 effort (10 points a round) by going spectator, is this ment to happen?
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  20. Post #20
    Dennab
    November 2013
    88 Posts
    I noticed, you can farm points with 0 effort (10 points a round) by going spectator, is this ment to happen?
    Not intentional, but it is an aspect of the tracking plugin we use. I can see if the author can disable end round bonus points for those in spectate. For now I'll disable that feature. Thanks!

  21. Post #21
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,444 Posts
    Apparently Mr. Fedora's been sitting in for 3 hours doing nothing.

    Code:
    #      9 "Mr.Fedora {☭}"   STEAM_0:1:43108353   3:17:14    61    0 active
    That's a bit of a problem for the competition, don't you think?

  22. Post #22
    Dennab
    November 2013
    88 Posts
    Apparently Mr. Fedora's been sitting in for 3 hours doing nothing.

    Code:
    #      9 "Mr.Fedora {☭}"   STEAM_0:1:43108353   3:17:14    61    0 active
    That's a bit of a problem for the competition, don't you think?
    We have a few that have grinded bots for points. I really should restart the whole thing but that would be a dick move in my opinion. Maybe I can offer some other hats as prices to kind of diverge the rage from doing that, or just let this thing keep going until the end. Either way, it'll be unfair to everyone involved I think.
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  23. Post #23
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,444 Posts
    Everyone playing in game thinks it should be reset. To make it worse, Fedora has stopped spectating and started idling.


  24. Post #24
    BitVex's Avatar
    October 2013
    59 Posts
    I think I'll try is sometime, it looks pretty nice.
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  25. Post #25
    Gazpacho's Avatar
    September 2013
    158 Posts
    Feel like it'd be fair to just disqualify Mr. Fedora
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  26. Post #26
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    March 2013
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    I wouldn't consider it a dick move to restart the competition considering it's just now getting publicity.
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  27. Post #27
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,444 Posts
    Feel like it'd be fair to just disqualify Mr. Fedora
    It's not just him, though. There's others.

  28. Post #28
    Giggle's Avatar
    November 2012
    740 Posts
    It's not just him, though. There's others.
    I'm sure all of the people there had their fair share of farming.

    I nolifed pretty hard over the weekend in attempt to catch up to his idling/farming/whatever.

    Kinda sucked when I realized when until now even if he lost he would get 10 points by default.

  29. Post #29
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    April 2011
    2,486 Posts
    "Time to have fun with my facepunch pals!" he thought, typing connect and pressing CTRL+V to join the server yet again

    Little did he know, he would forever be cursed with the curse of loneliness

    :(

       IE: where the hell are you guys   
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  30. Post #30
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    April 2011
    65 Posts
    Shame you don't have a server in Europe, if you do I'd totally play it.

  31. Post #31
    Resident Beat Eater.
    wauterboi's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,444 Posts
    "Time to have fun with my facepunch pals!" he thought, typing connect and pressing CTRL+V to join the server yet again

    Little did he know, he would forever be cursed with the curse of loneliness

    :(

       IE: where the hell are you guys   
    I usually join with my two brothers and cousin later in the afternoon towards the evening - usually from 4 to maybe 8.

  32. Post #32
    Giggle's Avatar
    November 2012
    740 Posts
    Ok, I wasn't gunna say shit, since the guy worked in some way over the time he's spent, but when you go as far as to ride a cart for an hour alone for escort points, when some guy maxes out 3-4 hours of actual gameplay, it begins to bug me.


    I wont go without pointing a finger at me for farming extremely over the weekend to try and catch up. He got really on edge because of me.
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    It's not gay unless balls are touching
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    February 2013
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    Ok, I wasn't gunna say shit, since the guy worked in some way over the time he's spent, but when you go as far as to ride a cart for an hour alone for escort points, when some guy maxes out 3-4 hours of actual gameplay, it begins to bug me.


    I wont go without pointing a finger at me for farming extremely over the weekend to try and catch up. He got really on edge because of me.
    He really doesn't like you either. After you left, he insisted you are 'rly rly evil'.
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  34. Post #34
    Giggle's Avatar
    November 2012
    740 Posts
    I thought we were friends up until monday when I joined and he had a melt down, we made jokes and stuff, and were pro engi bros.

    damn this kinda sucks

    edit:

    damn this really sucks

  35. Post #35
    It's not gay unless balls are touching
    LightFlock's Avatar
    February 2013
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    I thought we were friends up until monday when I joined and he had a melt down, we made jokes and stuff, and were pro engi bros.

    damn this kinda sucks
    He was alright until his 'reasoning' for farming came in. He insisted he needed it for a strange kritzkrieg to complete some collection, although as mentioned he already has tons of stuff laying around he could sell.

    What makes it worse was, we were having an orderly melee fight, right until the very end; When he decides he'll pop out the FaN while we're just having fun meleeing; just for a couple cap points.

    Did he also tell you he was sat spectating while you were there "so I don't give giggle more points".

  36. Post #36
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    March 2013
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    It would be helpful to post the IP in the OP (heh), just noticed that

    (also, you spelled "minepit" as "mintepit"
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  37. Post #37
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    August 2012
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    at this point it is just a grind fest to see who can idle and play alone on the server the most

    it would have been better off as a raffle or something. the people playing your server just want the bills, not to actually play
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  38. Post #38
    Giggle's Avatar
    November 2012
    740 Posts
    I dunno, I like the map selection personally, could use a nominate system though, I keep getting french bread.

    I just wish it wasn't always between me and fedora, was nice when some of you guys joined.
    Many men fell to a whip, and the pan shattered eardrums.

  39. Post #39
    Dennab
    November 2013
    88 Posts
    at this point it is just a grind fest to see who can idle and play alone on the server the most

    it would have been better off as a raffle or something. the people playing your server just want the bills, not to actually play
    Now that we don't have bots for players to grind points on, I will be resetting everyone's score tonight to zero. I hadn't really expected it to turn out this way, and I apologize to everyone for this, but I don't see a practical way of fixing it aside from this.

    I will be lowering the points as well, no longer will you be required to earn 10,000. It will be set to 5,000 points instead. This should be a goal challenging enough for anyone to have a fair shot.

    Edited:

    I dunno, I like the map selection personally, could use a nominate system though, I keep getting french bread.

    I just wish it wasn't always between me and fedora, was nice when some of you guys joined.
    Many men fell to a whip, and the pan shattered eardrums.
    I will certainly look into this.
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  40. Post #40
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    March 2013
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    [S]Axton : do people ever come on?
    Mr.Fedora {☭} : i wanna complete this anyways, even if i do get removed from the race
    Mr.Fedora {☭} : time to time
    Mr.Fedora {☭} : usually its this guy named giggles who's better than me
    Mr.Fedora {☭} : funny thing about him, he started on saturday and has around 6,000 points
    T
    heh
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