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bTk Leaves OGL

Submitted by: Calliope @ 03:05 PM | Thursday, June 1, 2000 | (url: )

Just on the heels of the breakup of OGL's #11 rung Abusive, Blood Thirsty Killers (until today holding rung #18) have decided to pack it up and do the same. That is, as far as OGL play is concerned. In a post on our forums, Gmankuza had the following to say:

Well, it's time for bTk to hang up it's gloves for OGL comp. We played with 8 players for the last time last night. After playing short for our last few matchs we've decided our removal from OGL is past over due. We will still play as -bTk- on Teamplay but we will be on different teams for OGL.

We've had problems with some teams, but more than not it's been fun and friendly. For any team that has played us, you know we tried to play fair and tried to make it fun for everyone. We hope everyeon has had as good a time in Tribes as we have over the past year and a half. Thanks for all the teams who make OGL comp what it is.
For the rest of Gmankuza's message and the community reaction, as well as to post your own thoughts and comments, visit the forum thread here.

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Nala-Nala Number One

Submitted by: Calliope @ 02:51 PM | Thursday, June 1, 2000 | (url: )

Yesterday's high-competition OGL arena match between the #1 rung Fairy Princesses of Nala-Nala and the #5 rung M&Ms ended with a successful defense of their top spot by the Princesses. Gonrena was conquered by the defenders 5-0, and The Arena Runs Cold then taken 5-3. Both teams displayed good sportsmanship throughout the match. Nice work, guys.

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Tribal Downtime

Submitted by: Rayn @ 01:54 PM | Thursday, June 1, 2000 | (url: )

I'm sure you all noticed that we had some extended downtime this afternoon. Apparently, we had some errors last night that caused the http server to crash. The only man who could fix it was our resident net guru, Zero-X. Unforunately we missed him, and for reason we had our longest downtime to date. Anyway, we apologize for the inconvenience, and you have our assurance it won't be happening again.

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Tonight on TsN

Submitted by: Rayn @ 07:59 PM | Wednesday, May 31, 2000 | (url: )

In a match featuring the most nightmarish of the Balanced maps, Team Fusion will take on The Doctors for the #3 rung on the OGL Ladder. TsN will be shoutcasting the match with broadcasters Ruiner and O2Fix. The maps tonight will be Domino, Northern Lights, and Acrophobia. Pregame starts at 10:00PM EST and the game begins at 11:00PM EST. You can watch the game stats live courtesy of Tribal Stats at http://my.tribalwar.com/live/tsn.cgi while you listen! Get connection information at TsN or stop by #TsN.

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OGL: East Coast vs West Coast?

Submitted by: Rayn @ 06:27 PM | Wednesday, May 31, 2000 | (url: )

Why doesn't the OGL have separate East Coast and West Coast ladders? The answer was posted to our forums via WarMonger, and comes directly from Tapper, the new CEO of the OGL. Here's a tidbit:

First, network geography is much much different than meatspace geography. You may live in Los Angeles, but that doesn't necessarily mean, that servers located in LA are going to be "close" to you. In fact, many times packets intended for servers which are physically close to you must traverse multiple physical networks to go a physically short distance. So, your LA-generated packets may be traveling to New York just to cross town. Try some traceroutes, you'll be surprised.

In reality, your ping performance is much more dependant on which "side" of certain NAPs you happen to be on. Most @Home users should be familiar with the problems associated with the Chicago NAP - which is heavily saturated, and flapping frequently.

For gaming, a more sensible solution, would be to have leagues based on tier one providers. Like the Sprint Division/Worldcom Division/UUNet/Digex/etc etc etc. However, since most users have no clue which backbone or long-haul net they are on, that's impractical (I can see it now "We're a Digex Clan").
For the rest of the post (and trust me, it's worth reading), and to post your comments, visit the forum thread here.

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BWAdmin in OGL Play

Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:31 PM | Wednesday, May 31, 2000 | (url: )

OGL's Tribes Ladder Admin WarMonger posted today on our forums that the BWAdmin Server Mod has been approved for OGL play. Here it is, straight from his keyboard:

The BWAdmin Server Mod has been reviewed and the decision has been made to make it a legal mod option for OGL Matches. It has several nice features that will make server administration much easier during matches. Thanks for all of the input. The OGL staff will continue to work together with the teams in an effort to make your gaming experiance an enjoyable one.

WarMonger
If you are the admin of a permanent running server and want it, e-mail Poker and he will send you the Mod. Questions or comments? Post them on this forum thread.

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Sound and Fury

Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:20 PM | Wednesday, May 31, 2000 | (url: )

A new article on Barrysworld.com, titled "Never Mind the Manilow," discusses the role of music in various games and the success or failure of that music to enhance the game. Here's a sampling:

With a lot of the titles that I've had exposure to in my gaming life (I'm talking now about long before BarrysWorld was an itch in Teds pants or a nasty rash in DBs knickers) the music was nothing more than an annoying embellishment that was (if the option was available) turned off. To be honest with some titles it still is, and indeed some genres (hard core flight sims for one). But with some titles the game just wouldn't be the same without it. Some titles just shine through and you find that if you're denied the music the game just doesn't have the same appeal, it's those titles which have prompted this ramble.
The article, written by MikeyBear, can be read in full here. Wonder what he'll have to say when the T2 soundtrack is released?

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Get It From The Source

Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:13 PM | Wednesday, May 31, 2000 | (url: )

The 60 meg Tribes 2 video that we've all seen and drooled over has finally been posted at the source: Incite.com. If you don't have it yet, get it here. And thanks, Madhatter!

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New Maps From DOX

Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:06 PM | Wednesday, May 31, 2000 | (url: )

Just to let you know:

DOX, master mapper who did i think 7 of the 14 opencall maps has just now released a map pack. The maps are unbelievable and includes incredible updates of Canyon Crusade and Midnight Mayhem.
To check out the maps (and see some unbelievable screenshots), click here.

Thanks, Ender!

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The End of The Abusive?

Submitted by: Bacchus @ 07:52 AM | Wednesday, May 31, 2000 | (url: )

Inside sources indicate that the Top 20 clan The Abusive has played their last match, and has decided to inactive their organization. Get the full scoop from Mr. Insider himself right here. And post your lamentations and comments in the string (with this title) inside the forum.>>Comments

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Bacchus' Picks

Submitted by: Bacchus @ 05:35 AM | Wednesday, May 31, 2000 | (url: )

Bacchus' latest round of Top 10 picks has been updated (complete with his usual unadulterated narratives on each match). If you've ever wondered about the logic (or lack thereof) which goes into determining the victor and the vanquished - you can find it all in the Insider. Check out the OGL's recent Top 10 picks in Bacchus' Insider here.

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TribesCon2000 Signups Open

Submitted by: Calliope @ 11:51 AM | Tuesday, May 30, 2000 | (url: )

Preparation and planning for TribesCon2000 are well underway, and signups are open and rolling. The conference is scheduled to be held at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA, USA, from June 30 at 10 am through July 3. Cost for all four days is $35 dollars US. For more information or to sign up, visit the TribesCon2000 site here.

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It Came From Down Under

Submitted by: Calliope @ 11:35 AM | Tuesday, May 30, 2000 | (url: )

I received this e-mail today from {RD}ReaLtime:

I just thought you'd like to know that a new players guild has been launched out of Australia.

The Online Players Collective or ~oPc~ is a Guild for gamers looking for a more competitive, team building and friendly gaming environment for Starseige Tribes, Tribes 2 and mod versions. Currently concentrating on Shifter, HaVoC and TAC (Team Aerial Combat)

We have a training academy which includes server side teaching sessions. Organised battles where individuals score points on the players ladder, but only when their team win. You can meet at the chat for a virtual beer, and while your at it, pick a war with someone!
For more information or to get involved with the ~oPc~, visit their website here.

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New Addition To GSN

Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 06:01 PM | Monday, May 29, 2000 | (url: )

Everyone welcome New Legends to the GameShack Network. Not much I can say really, besides check it out. Its pretty funky

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Daily Dose Of Spam

Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 02:50 PM | Monday, May 29, 2000 | (url: )

Just in case you haven't had your fill of spam by visiting our newly upgraded forums, you can check out this thread from the Imperial Elite UBB.

Can't you just feel the love?

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