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Blue n Gold Sue
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posted September 05, 2003 01:55 AM            
I figured if it were posted (ahem and stickied) than I would know where to return to get this information.
Sunday DDM's are:
1st and 3rd Sunday of the month: Ranked DDM
2nd Sunday of the month: Fun (ie Modded) DDM
4th Sunday of the month: CLAN BATTLE
if there is a 5th Sunday, a second fun DDM

For Clan Battles the maps are to be chosen in alphabetical rotation. Current clans are: BWL, DOG, DNX, GA, LWA, TC, and ZE. Clan eVil can be caught up in the next round of choosing maps as they aren't offically "on board" yet (unless someone gripes loud and clear and we can change it - no matter to me) It is also my understanding that a clan needed at least 3 members to be considered a "real" clan. That may mean ZE and TC are needing to recruit.
September 2003: BWL picks maps
October: DOG pick maps
Novermber: DNX picks maps
December: GA picks maps
January: LWA picks maps
February: We'll see how the new clans are fairing (T3S, too?)
Please give your LDA server admins some notice on this (KiLlEr, Queen, 666, and BZP) so we can ensure the config file is set up appropriately.

September "FUN" DDM will also be the Anarchy Pack. That is Sept 14th, so download NOW if you have dial up. One of the several links is here.

This is the original pack and the patch all zipped up together.

BE sure to READ the READ ME file!! (that is ONE way to get it to stand out )

Flag Colors:
BWL = Black
DOG = Gold
DNX = Blue
GA= White
LWA = Green
ZE + TC = Red
eVIL = (gotta look up the next color flag added to a game )

Maps for the Ranked DDM's only are (NB CLAN maps:
Bull
Black Mesa
Hell Crossing
Mosquito
Pinnacle
Banks
Headlands
Not the Goat
Scarab
Downloadable here


[This message has been edited by Blue n Gold Sue (edited September 05, 2003).]

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coaxs
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posted September 05, 2003 02:17 AM            
The need to have 3 clan members to be considered a clan was first proposed by me in this thread.: http://206.222.78.140/ubb/Forum2/HTML/002761.html

No one seemed to complain at the time. As of now though "Tread Marks Ladders" recognizes any clan from infinity members to 0 members. If the small one member clans want to vote on map choice then they can recruit 2 more members so they can vote on it

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KiLlEr
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posted September 05, 2003 09:00 AM            
Your all out of colors. There are only 6, so you have to combine them with ZE + TC.

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Blue n Gold Sue
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posted September 05, 2003 10:56 AM            
There IS a way to get more than 6 teams and colors to show. GoldantNumber1 made a little mod that shows the flags as "Team DNX", "Team Goldant", etc. I can show 12 teams atm, as I have the names AND the colors displaying. I'll have a chat with him to see how he did that.

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666
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posted September 05, 2003 11:21 AM            
Well, how many maps should a clan choose?

I would say a min of 3 to a max of all the maps. Need 3 at least to distinguish the 3 matches.

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KiLlEr
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posted September 05, 2003 12:54 PM            
You can change the color to a name in the lines.txt file and create custom flag and course ents by using values > 6 for the team parameters (up to 255 I think, 0 means no team). However, I don't think you can relate more names (or colors) by adding more entries in the lines.txt file. That file is line based meaning a particular string must show up on a specific line number (not counting commented lines) so anything that would change the sequence of entries will cause TM to fail, or at least scramble the messages.


BTW, If you change the names of the teams, then logscan won't be able to parse CTF data as it looks specifically for the 6 team colors. It won't affect DM games though.

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GoldAnt_Number1
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posted September 06, 2003 11:34 AM            
Thats really to bad, would be super easy to just add some more teams. Mayber we could just toss in another color that'd be easily addable to log scan?

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KiLlEr
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posted September 06, 2003 11:37 AM            
No thats a massive change since EVERYTHING has to be modified, database, logscan, webservice scripts, stylesheets, etc. But like I said, this problem is only with CTF as each team color maps to a column in the stats table.

I don't quite get why (with the exception of the people on the same team shows up as green, and the arrow) we even need to use the TM teams for a clan DDM. If everyone uses their Clan names, and pick a clan flag (NOT the team flag, the other flag), then you can just turn off team play. The Clan DDM results page does the computations for you based on clan ID. If visibility is a problem, we can odify the flags to be a little bigger for ease of recognition.

Actually, turning off team play and having players rely of team work and visuals would make the clan battle far more challenging.

Just an idea.

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Blue n Gold Sue
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posted September 06, 2003 02:15 PM            
Given that we don't do CLAN Battle CTF, that shouldn't be a problem. How about if, on the clan battle server, we just do the mod (SSO) that GA mentioned, the team names will show up instead of flag colors, and each team name will be linked with the team flag (ie the pack rex r put together).

Though the idea of having NO clue who is on your clan, except for visuals, would be an interesting one

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coaxs
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posted September 06, 2003 04:32 PM            
I like going to help fellow team mates when I see 3 red dots around them. Going blind would be harder to fight as a team and it would be more of just a regular DDM. Althoug it would be admittedly harder, it takes away a lot of the team dimension.

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted September 07, 2003 12:25 PM            
Heres an idea.

SET ONE: (Server 1 - 3 Games)
GA / BWL / ZE+TC / T3S
Time 8pm Eatern, duration 90mins

SET TWO: (Server 2 - 3 Games)
EVIL / DNX / DOG / LWA
Time 8pm Eatern, duration 90mins

FOLLOWING WEEK:
The 2 winning clans go thru and fight each other - 3 games
Time 8pm Eatern, duration 90mins


The 2 2nd place clans go thru and fight each other. - 3 games
Time 8pm Eatern, duration 90mins

The 2 3rd place clans go thru and fight each other - 3 games
Time 8pm Eatern, duration 90mins

The 2 Last place clans go thru and fight each other. - 3 games
Time 8pm Eatern, duration 90mins

The 4 winning clans then face off on one server The week after for 5 games
Time 8pm Eatern, duration 150mins

(based on 30 mins per game)

Thoughts ?

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KiLlEr
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posted September 07, 2003 01:30 PM            
hehehe, I suggested that idea a loooooong time ago.

The respose was "what r u crazy? thats way too many games!"

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-DNX-Ni
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posted September 07, 2003 02:37 PM            
we, as a community, like simplicity!

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666
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posted September 09, 2003 12:42 PM            
Here is an ideal for the 5th Sunday of the month. What about doing CTF using the stock maps. It would be a blast to finally have a large group playing capture the flag.

Let me know what you all think.

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coaxs
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posted September 09, 2003 02:54 PM            
Sounds fun, but maybe we shouldn't have it set in stone but amenable to different things too.

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Irascible
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posted September 09, 2003 04:30 PM            
Yes!

One ranked DDM per month.
One Clan DDM per month.
One fun DDM (mods usually) per month.
One stock CTF per month.
And the fifth Sunday would be another fun one.

Great idea 666! That'a what you just proposed, right? Teehee.

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Blue n Gold Sue
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posted September 09, 2003 11:33 PM            
I'm all for having just ONE ranked DDM and ONE ranked Clan battle per month. You got my vote!

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Irascible
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posted September 10, 2003 01:03 AM            
Yes!

Got 666's and Sue's vote.
And no one else cares much.
Well, except for those that care that we seem to care too much. Wait... they don't care because they're tired of our caring too much.

Yes! LOL!

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666
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posted September 10, 2003 01:27 AM            
Alright...you know that is not what I said...but I am cool with it.

Wimps!

In racing we rank every week.

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Irascible
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posted September 10, 2003 01:34 AM            
Indeed. Racing ranks every day if you ask me. Hehe.

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Blue n Gold Sue
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posted September 10, 2003 12:19 PM            
Just a note on alphabetical order. DOG is before DNX because dEath or Glory comes before dIanetix (even though that word isnt' used anymore)

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666
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posted September 13, 2003 09:45 AM            
Ok so the schedule for Sundays is:

1st - Stock CTF (till we agree on some other ctf maps. Need to get rid of the bright ones.)
2nd - Ranked DDM on 9 clan maps
3rd - Fun DDM
4th - Clan DDM on Clan maps choosen by a clan
5th - Race on Stock maps with mods

Oh, yes...sneaked that one in did I.

So how is this for a schedule?

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Blue n Gold Sue
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posted September 13, 2003 10:08 AM            
CTF??? It already has its own day on
Wednesdays. I do think the 1st Sunday needs to be a DDM. Lets keep the Sundays all one genre - DDMs.

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coaxs
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posted September 13, 2003 04:18 PM            
It don't matter. What ever gets the most people out there I say.

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666
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posted September 15, 2003 12:39 AM            
Ok so I messed up. The schedule should be as follows:

1st - Ranked DDM on 9 clan maps
2nd - Stock CTF (till we agree on some other ctf maps. Need to get rid of the bright ones.)
3rd - Fun DDM
4th - Clan DDM on Clan maps choosen by a clan
5th - Race on Stock maps with mods

I think that this would work quite well. It gets all the different aspects of TM out for all to play on. As for the argument against CTF or Racing on a Sunday…well...there is DM all the time. Rarely is there group racing and CTF.

Chime in anytime Ras…LOL

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