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I find the connection situation is a catch-22. I would play more often, except quite often I cannot get on the server because it's full. The people who consistently can connect to the server, to be in the top 50 in connection time, now can get on...more consistently.

Just saying.

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I find the connection situation is a catch-22. I would play more often, except quite often I cannot get on the server because it's full. The people who consistently can connect to the server, to be in the top 50 in connection time, now can get on...more consistently.

Just saying.

I considered that, but it's also not the only way to get a reserved slot.. it's more of a convenience to me to just add our most active players, since it's easier to add people in bulk than one at a time. They are also people who invite other people to the server. People can also request one directly from me... assuming they know me.

P.S. I'm also interpreting this post as a request for a reserved slot.

P.P.S. Which I've now added.

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That poor engy...

Also, I'll totally take a reserved slot if they're being handed out. I always seem to find the server either completely empty or completely full, so either there's no point in joining or I can't.

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I considered that, but it's also not the only way to get a reserved slot.. it's more of a convenience to me to just add our most active players, since it's easier to add people in bulk than one at a time. They are also people who invite other people to the server. People can also request one directly from me... assuming they know me.

P.S. I'm also interpreting this post as a request for a reserved slot.

P.P.S. Which I've now added.

It wasn't really a request - more a commentary on the logic of the situation, but thank you. I do appreciate it. :) I like to play when Bark is on - it's been frustrating to have to sit and watch him play without being able to connect myself.

I also realize that connection time is affected by time zone, as well; OCR tends to fill up fast between 8 and 9 EST, drops off between 10:30 and 11:30, and then gets a second wave at 12 AM Est/ 8-9 PM PST. It is easier to connect later at night.

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Heh, thanks for the slot! I'll be sure to put it to good use. I'll try and send in a donation to pick up the slack.

JGShogun's been out a computer for the last few weeks, but his new one's coming in soon, and he'll be back in action within a couple weeks. I'll be sure to let him know about it.

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That poor engy...

Also, I'll totally take a reserved slot if they're being handed out. I always seem to find the server either completely empty or completely full, so either there's no point in joining or I can't.

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I can has reserved slot? I'm Spike Spiegel :3

I see two Spike Spiegal's in the Steam stats.

Spike Spiegal

{SHB} Spike Spiegal

Which one is you? I'm assuming the {SHB} one, but the profile is private so I can't verify that.

I'll try and send in a donation to pick up the slack.

The last donation address gave money to FireSlash. If you really want to donate to the guy that hosts the current servers, it's possible via Pledgie/Paypal (Pledgie is just a tracking service that uses Paypal for its actual donations):

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The server's suffering packet loss inside the provider's network. I'm trying to get in touch with tech support.

Edit: I filed a ticket with the provider. I also narrowed it down to the connection between these two nodes: xe1-04.gwy03.sctn01.hostnoc.net and ec0-64.bi3901.sctn01.hostnoc.net, as packets start dropping as soon as it passes from one to the other, and it's happening in both directions. Not that we can do anything about it.

BLU is currently not even showing in the server list, and I wouldn't rely on RED working right now either.

I'll check on the servers one more time at about midnight EST, before I go to bed. If the lag is gone, I'll restart BLU. Otherwise, I'll restart it in the morning.

Edit 2: Server's still getting packet loss. I'll check again in the morning.

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Okay, correct me if I'm wrong, but are you giving away reserved spots free, or must we still pay for them?

If it's free, heck yes I want one.

if not... :cry:

I would like to second this; I'd definitely be interested in a reserved slot if possible. Thank you greatly.

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So I completely missed the Pip-Boy promotion since I was waiting for the Fallout sale which didn't come up until the very last day which happened to be when my girlfriend was sick and I couldn't be on the computer and graaahhhhhhh.

Does anyone know someone who has New Vegas and doesn't care about TF2 (or Engi items) who could give me theirs? :[

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If your reserved slot isn't working, let me know. I did a bunch of reorganization of reserved slots so I can locate people easier. I don't *think* I removed any, but I can't tell just by looking. I also could have made typos when entering new data. I already found a mistake with presh's and corrected it.

Um, how do I know whether I have a reservation slot or not?

Frankly, I would not use it to connect to the server, I've been on a receiving end a few times on other public servers, and it pissed me off. It's nice to have it not to get kicked out, though. I would actually do something productive with my time like watching porn instead.

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Sorry, OCR decided it wasn't going to give me new message notifications.

Okay, correct me if I'm wrong, but are you giving away reserved spots free, or must we still pay for them?

If it's free, heck yes I want one.

if not... :cry:

Only 3 hours played on the server? Clearly, you'll need to use this slot to play more.

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I would like to second this; I'd definitely be interested in a reserved slot if possible. Thank you greatly.

I need you to tell me who you are on Steam first. I use our server's stats page to look up peoples' Steam IDs.

So I completely missed the Pip-Boy promotion since I was waiting for the Fallout sale which didn't come up until the very last day which happened to be when my girlfriend was sick and I couldn't be on the computer and graaahhhhhhh.

Does anyone know someone who has New Vegas and doesn't care about TF2 (or Engi items) who could give me theirs? :[

It's now droppable and craftable as of a few hours ago.

Um, how do I know whether I have a reservation slot or not?

Frankly, I would not use it to connect to the server, I've been on a receiving end a few times on other public servers, and it pissed me off. It's nice to have it not to get kicked out, though. I would actually do something productive with my time like watching porn instead.

You do. I carried all the reserved slots over from the old server, including yours.

AND NOW, for something that Valve announced moments ago:

Valve just introduced out-of-game item trading, now in Beta. Oh, and it sounds like you can now trade items for games directly in Steam.

Steam Trading Beta lets you securely trade your in-game items for other in-game items from participating games. You can also trade Steam gifts (games on Steam that you've purchased but not yet added to your Games Library).

Also:

An optional update for Team Fortress 2 is now available. The specific changes include:

- Renamed The Tamrielic Relic to The Dragonborn Helmet

- Updated The Original, The Dragonborn Helmet, The Anger, The Pip-Boy, and The Wingstick so they can be purchased/crafted/traded/found

- Updated the gamehaptics file

---- Added draw/recoil/reload/crit forces for The Original

- Updated the localization files

I'm restarted the servers, although I don't think it was strictly necessary, as there were no major server-side changes... I just wanted to make sure the haptics update didn't require updated server-side support.

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I need you to tell me who you are on Steam first. I use our server's stats page to look up peoples' Steam IDs.

I'm [Midnight Crew] 42th. Thank you greatly. :-D

Edit:

AND NOW, for something that Valve announced moments ago:

Valve just introduced out-of-game item trading, now in Beta. Oh, and it sounds like you can now trade items for games directly in Steam.

Whoa O_o

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I'm [Midnight Crew] 42th. Thank you greatly. :-D

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Anyway, I wonder what I can get for all the spare copies of games I have.

Valve added this mainly because there's a large market in trading gifts for TF2 items on SPUF. As it is now, you have to use a middleman.

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Added.

Anyway, I wonder what I can get for all the spare copies of games I have.

Valve added this mainly because there's a large market in trading gifts for TF2 items on SPUF. As it is now, you have to use a middleman.

You could give them to the noobs (like me lol)

Thank you for the privilege. I'll try to log some more hours :P I can really only play from 11-11:30 CST most nights, so it gets difficult.

On another note, would there be anyone out there willing to help me test the out-of-game steam trading? I'm curious if they'll let me (since I have no premium account on tf2).

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Oh man, I get a reserved slot? That's pretty awesome. Thanks, Powerlord.

I've been busy with mid-terms and other such things for this session of classes, so I had to put down the piss rifle for a little bit. I'm back, though.

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