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Stocking Stuffer keys should have been given to everyone regardless of when you logged in after the holidays, and did not change into regular keys. Winter Keys turned into regular keys. You must have received one at some point. Maybe you used it thinking it was just a regular key? Post-winter update they were the same anyways.

Nope, never got one.

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Since the trading thread doesn't seem to be getting much attention, does anyone have a Shooter's Sola Topi?

EDIT: NVM got it.

So this isn't an entirely pointless post:

Last night was one of those nights that remind me why I play this game. So much fun.

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I agree, with the exception of those three players. It was a very fun night. Also, I apologize when HLDJ and TF2 decided to explode on me causing not fun things to be had. I believe I've solved the problem.

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I don't really mind the occasional random troll so much. Shakes things up a bit. Plus it's always satisfying to humiliate them just before banning them from the server.

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I agree that properly shaming trolls produces wonderful feelings of schadenfreude. However, I am honestly unsure of the point where trolls stop being amusing and start being annoying to the detriment of the server experience. Is it when someone complains? Just don't feed them? I'm still kind of uncomfortable with throwing the banhammer around without a really good reason. <.<;

Firefox recognizes schadenfreude as a word. This makes me happy.

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I agree that properly shaming trolls produces wonderful feelings of schadenfreude. However, I am honestly unsure of the point where trolls stop being amusing and start being annoying to the detriment of the server experience. Is it when someone complains? Just don't feed them? I'm still kind of uncomfortable with throwing the banhammer around without a really good reason. <.<;

Firefox recognizes schadenfreude as a word. This makes me happy.

If it gets to the point where we have to Steam message an admin, you should probably kick/ban 'em.

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Had to ban some folks last night, one for obvious reasons (being a complete and total asshole), and another for what may seem less obvious.

I'd like to remind everyone (or in this case, preach to the choir) that OCRTF2 servers are the official servers of the OverClocked ReMix community, which means that if someone is playing remixes over mic (with the permission of the admins), don't sit there and shit all over the music, calling it "fucking micspam" or other things like that. OC ReMix is not just a gaming community; it's a music and gaming community.

Also if you play on the servers and haven't checked out the remixes...check out the remixes, guys. There's a lot of great music here.

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Every time I played music over the mic it always seems to sound off. Either the gain was too high, quiet parts too quiet, or just overall graininess in sound especially at high volumes. On my side it sounds relatively normal, much like other broadcasts, but right around the time I hear "Oh god turn that shit OFF!!" it's obvious to me that something is wrong.

When I use HLDJ to convert the music I have to adjust the overall volume to anywhere between 15%-40% of the original or else I get more of the above reaction. Plus in TF2 I can't adjust my mic output volume - it always resets to max - so I have to adjust it in Steam.

Probably just a shitty mic but I'm doing the best I can. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Many thanks! I'm playing with it right now. Will maybe test it out tonight if anyone's on for me to blast their earholes.

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don't sit there and shit all over the music, calling it "fucking micspam" or other things like that.

Most people who play OCR music seem to be more then willing to stop if more then one person asks nicely. Even if they don't stop, it's not like muting a player is hard so why bitch?

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Most people who play OCR music seem to be more then willing to stop if more then one person asks nicely. Even if they don't stop, it's not like muting a player is hard so why bitch?

Nobody seems to get this.

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my music is quiet to the point where if non-admin people tell me to shut it off I am just going to ignore them

but generally I don't hear any complaints so

(in fact I think somebody complained it was too quiet)

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Had to ban some folks last night, one for obvious reasons (being a complete and total asshole), and another for what may seem less obvious.

I'd like to remind everyone (or in this case, preach to the choir) that OCRTF2 servers are the official servers of the OverClocked ReMix community, which means that if someone is playing remixes over mic (with the permission of the admins), don't sit there and shit all over the music, calling it "fucking micspam" or other things like that. OC ReMix is not just a gaming community; it's a music and gaming community.

Also if you play on the servers and haven't checked out the remixes...check out the remixes, guys. There's a lot of great music here.

Was there someone complaining about it? I dunno, maybe it was when I had TF2 alt-tabbed during certain tracks, but as far as I know, everyone seemed nicely receptive of it.

For the record, I think it'd be cool to have a OCR-only micspam night every week or two. That is, all mixes on OCR, other albums/mixes from the remixers, and official OCR albums. That said, I'll be sure to get at least thirty more for the next time I go on an OCR micspam spree.

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Was there someone complaining about it? I dunno, maybe it was when I had TF2 alt-tabbed during certain tracks, but as far as I know, everyone seemed nicely receptive of it.

For the record, I think it'd be cool to have a OCR-only micspam night every week or two. That is, all mixes on OCR, other albums/mixes from the remixers, and official OCR albums. That said, I'll be sure to get at least thirty more for the next time I go on an OCR micspam spree.

One person complained about it, but he was a complete jerk and started spewing insults at the entire server. I'm fairly certain he was kicked/banned shortly thereafter.

Aside from that individual, I don't believe anyone complained. Most were quite content with it. I'd personally love to see (or hear, rather) some kind of OC Remix-micspam night.

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So the micspam tests went pretty well tonight. The conversions sound much better using Goldwave. However much like with HLDJ, I had to normalize the volume to much lower levels than the guide recommended. They said the final peak should be between 0.7 and 0.9dB, and that worked for mild parts of music, but anything more intense was just ear rape. I've taken it down to 0.25 to 0.19dB just to make it tolerable and I may have to go lower still. It seems as though something in TF2 is maximizing the micspam volume all over again but none of the in-game settings seem to have any effect. Maybe I'm tweaking the wrong setting in the editor, maybe it's something else, and the fact that I have zero sound editing skills and am basically learning as I go isn't helping. But damn it, I will continue experimenting til I get it right!

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Effect --> Volume --> Maximize Volume

Change the number down to -20. That's what I set most everything to, though I might go more for -21 or -22 (Metamorphic Rock remix apparently had to get knocked down to -24). Occasionally, I'll set things to -15 if the song is quiet to start with. So yeah, that's how I set the volume on all my songs within 10 seconds each.

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That's about what I have to do, too. You have to go a sizable ways lower than what most guides tell you to. And even then, some spams have not-so-good balancing, so it'll still hurt to listen to; those take more TLC and tweaking.

And it would be AWESOME to have a ReMix spam night. What if we asked everyone who can to come prepared with a set of mixes? Or we could set up a voting system, where we nominate which one should be played next... This could be fuuun. :)

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Oh uhh... I sorta started that a few nights ago myself, though I only went through 10-15 of them, mainly because I didn't have more than that.

I think a music plugin of some sort, whether it be voting or a global radio for the server would be neat if it exists.

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Well my point wasn't necessarily about micspam; it was more like if you're playing on OCR's servers, show some respect to OC ReMix by not insulting the site or the music.

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my music is quiet to the point where if non-admin people tell me to shut it off I am just going to ignore them

but generally I don't hear any complaints so

(in fact I think somebody complained it was too quiet)

Thats because you play DKR and Banjo Kazooie and other such awesome music.

Server needs more Music of My Groin.

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I'm going to say right now that I really don't like micspam.

Anyway, what I really came here to post is this:

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Team Fortress 2

-Increased the base damage for the Scout's Sun-on-a-Stick, and changed it to always mini-crit against burning targets if the attack is not already critical

-Fixed burning deaths to always use the death notice icon for the weapon that started the burn

-Updated the RIFT pre-order items to be not-tradable until the RIFT pre-order period is over

-Updated the burn effect from the Pyro's Sharpened Volcano Fragment to only last for a limited time on enemies

-Updated the description of the Well Spun Hat claim code item

Servers have been restarted.

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-Fixed burning deaths to always use the death notice icon for the weapon that started the burn

Awww, no more random Axtinguisher kills.

-Updated the burn effect from the Pyro's Sharpened Volcano Fragment to only last for a limited time on enemies

Heh, I heard that that was screwed up. Something about being able to keep a Heavy on fire for a solid minute before he died. :P

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