Vault 404 Fridays!

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2' started by Cheese4Everyone, May 21, 2014.

  1. Cheese4Everyone

    Cheese4Everyone Ambassador to our Sentient Dairy-Based Overlords

    So last Friday Statboy brought up a what I thought was a really great idea, a weekly pre-scheduled and reoccurring event on Vault 404. Now that I'm out of school for the summer I've had a chance and Frosty's post with some map suggestions promoted me to add and remove a few maps to and from out current map rotation.

    Anyway, I was hoping we could start putting this plan into action ASAP and scheduling an event every Friday night for a few hours on Vault 404. What I'd like to know from every one first is what time we'd all like the event to start so we can have as many admins and regular faces participate as possible. I was thinking either 7 or 8pm eastern for starters but I need your input on what would work best for you. Vintage suggested that we pick a time that facilitates a sort of shift system where after an hour if the admins who were originally on to fill up the server could take a break if they wanted as other admins logged on an could take their places so we could keep people on the server.

    I've always felt that the best servers are the ones with personality and fun in game conversation going on, to that effect I'd like to ask you all a favor. For the first few weeks lets try and stay out of mumble during the event time and talk exclusively in game to try and generate some conversation and attract some regulars. You guys are always cracking jokes and that's what I loved about VF4 servers when I first discovered them, but now that most of our regular players/admins hang out in mumble no one talks in server anymore. This isn't gunna be anyhting permanent in a few weeks we can move back to mumble and hopefully bring some new faces with us but to start I'd really like to make an effort to talk in game for the first few weeks.

    On another note, here is the current map rotation, I'd appreciate any thoughts on additions or revisions to the rotation. As you may notice it's a little payload heavy at the moment and hey maybe thats a good thing but if you feel otherwise maybe consider over the next few days which maps are your favorite and we can cut a few of the less stellar playload maps.

    ctf_haarp
    cp_zinkenite_b3a
    pl_pier_b11_fix
    koth_quarry_rc1
    ccp_circlejerk_rc1
    cp_titan_rc1
    pl_borneo_rc3
    cp_furnace_rc
    pl_borax_rc2
    pl_cashworks_final1
    arena_suijin_rc2
    pl_halfacre
    pl_manngrove_rc5
    plr_highwind_a5
    cp_vanguard_b6
    koth_lolcano_b3
    cp_desertion_rc1
    pl_deadwood
    cp_mainline_rc5
    koth_chasm_b1

    Anyway thanks guys I hope we can get this off the ground :D
     
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  2. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin VF4-S (Server Operator) Minecraft Operator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    BRING BACK TRAINSAWLAZOR
     
  3. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    Trainsawlaser was to polarizing, it cleared out half the server when it came up. I'm off the opinion we should be scheduling our events on friday's or saturdays, I think we can improve our turnout by having regular weekly events (on 404, or any other server).
     
  4. Cheese4Everyone

    Cheese4Everyone Ambassador to our Sentient Dairy-Based Overlords

    Technically Trainsawlazor is a Hidden Map that any admin can switch too. It's just not open for the public to select and won't naturally occur in the rotation.
     
  5. Cheese4Everyone

    Cheese4Everyone Ambassador to our Sentient Dairy-Based Overlords

    That's still kind of the idea Stat. This is just kind of the first step having a regular event every Friday on vault 404. If we want to pick a night of the week to do other events, say Pass the Whiskey Wednesdays if someone wants to take point I'm sure we can get it going.
     
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  6. Statboy

    Statboy Resident Cueball

    What i'm saying is I don't think we'll get good turnout having events on weekdays, just weekends, also too many events could derail us a little. I think just one event a week is what we want, always at the same time so people know that it's coming, and have it when most people are free, which is why friday or saturday evenings seem the best. I'm of the opinion (and it's just an opinion) that what is hurting our events is lack of consistency, lack of forewarning, and having them at odd times. If we standardize those 3 three things, I believe we could gradually improve our turnout. Vault 404 is one of our better servers, we do get good turnout with it.
     
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  7. Ach Hans Run!

    Ach Hans Run! Achievement Hunter

    I feel like this is a good idea.
     
  8. Cheese4Everyone

    Cheese4Everyone Ambassador to our Sentient Dairy-Based Overlords

    @VintagePC Well I'd say from the looks of things lets fire this event up at 8 pm est. Sound ok to you?
     
  9. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (One-man Show) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester Jailbreak Admin TF2L developer

    Sure, I've scheduled the event for that time.

    IDK if I'll be able to participate, it depends on how reliable my internet is, but I'll give it a try. :)
     
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  10. LavaRed

    LavaRed Community Manager

    I'll be around!! :D
     
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