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  • Captains Night 1/15 - 8PM Central

    We last week adjusted the event's format to expedite team picking and diversify our Captains. We had a blast playing games that were started more quickly by more Captains, and we're continuing with our new format this week.

    The first Captain may volunteer when he's prepared to immediately announce his opponent Captain.

    Tacit in this announcement will be endorsement by the first Captain that his selected opponent Captain is capable of being a competent Captain. This selection will prioritize gameplay quality over competition (the opposite of team-picking priority). The idea when choosing your opponent Captain isn't to win, but to create an opponent Captain similarly capable at picking his own competitive team.

    If, after this peer endorsement, the selected opponent Captain refuses to Captain, he will spectate for the duration of the map. That is: if you participate in Captains Night, *and* a peer endorses you as capable of being a Captain, you may choose between being a Captain or spectating until the next map. Once someone calls you out, it's accept or die.

    To be clear (and this changes nothing): Once both Captains begin picking teams, they should both ruthlessly prioritize their own team's competitive strength, however they choose to measure that for themselves.

    Thanks to everyone who makes Captains Night so wonderful. :)

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    Anyone familiar with our rules is welcome to join us tonight at 8PM Central for a curated, password-protected event (I'll post the password in another post below just before 8PM Central). Here is a rundown of the event:

    Fellowship:
    Throughout all of Captains Night, use the player name by which TGNS regulars best know you. Captains Night is a special time to come together with known regulars and friends.


    Playing BOTH Rounds:
    Don't play unless you can reliably stay for the entire map (mid-map emergency? tell your team and bail. dinner and/or friends showing up does not an emergency make).

    This expectation is important to participants, and admins protect it.


    Taking a Break:
    Each map begins with a two-minute break for food, bathroom, and fellowship. Except for these breaks, don't AFK during the event.

    After each break, the Captains are identified for the current map.


    Becoming a Captain:
    TGNS regulars known to participants are invited to Captain and personalize team selections on Captains Night. The first player to volunteer as Captain selects his opponent Captain. This selection should prioritize gameplay quality, while the team-picking selections should prioritize competitive strength.


    Opting In:
    Player opt-ins open up once both Captains are ready. If you miss the opt-in window for a given map, speak up and we'll get you playing on the next map for sure (if not immediately).


    Selecting Teams:
    As team selections begin, listen for instruction. Only Captains speak during team selection -- text chat is always available to everyone (and, of course, voicecomm opens up to all players once teams are formed).


    Gameplay:
    Captains Night is everyone's curated opportunity to apply our most satisfying teamwork, communicative tactics, and great fellowship. Try your hardest, but have fun together!
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    Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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    Re: Captains Night 1/15 - 8PM Central

    If you're a TGNS regular and haven't already read this note about why Supporting Memberships are vital to the success of TG and TGNS, please join tonight only after reading it:

    help out your fellow player (this is important)
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    Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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    • #3
      Re: Captains Night 1/15 - 8PM Central

      As always, please don't give anyone the event password. Please send them to this thread.
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      Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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      • #4
        Re: Captains Night 1/15 - 8PM Central

        I'm really looking forward to Captains Night tonight. We have a (mostly) stable NS2 build, the Captains Board seems to be in the best shape it has ever been in (our right-side green text will remain this week, as we continue to build trust in the stability of the Captains Board), and hopefully we'll see some of the many new faces who have been frequenting the game server lately.

        Can't wait! :)
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        Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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        • #5
          Re: Captains Night 1/15 - 8PM Central

          Password is tgns5432

          This link should get you in:

          steam://run/4920//+connect 23.105.33...sword tgns5432
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          Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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          • #6
            Re: Captains Night 1/15 - 8PM Central

            Some great games!

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            • #7
              Re: Captains Night 1/15 - 8PM Central

              The target/xhair symbol on the captains board should be marine-only K : D, because we already have icons for all the alien lifeforms. If you include alien data as well, you need to somehow balance it for the various lifeforms (otherwise good fades will have the icon, but good onos probably won't since they spend most of the time as skulk, or good lerks/gorges may not because their role is primarily support). I think the intent was to identify the "crack shots" which is only relevant from the marine side.
              remi.D

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              • #8
                Re: Captains Night 1/15 - 8PM Central

                Originally posted by blu.knight View Post
                The target/xhair symbol on the captains board should be marine-only
                I've made this change. Thank you.
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                Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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