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  • Captains Night 1/6 - 8PM Central

    Anyone familiar with our rules is welcome to join us tonight at 8:00PM Central for a curated, password-protected event (I'll post the password in another post below just before 8:00PM 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 short, announced 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 opponent selection should prioritize gameplay quality, but the team-picking selections should absolutely 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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    UWE badges are still broken, pending upcoming releases from UWE with additional badge integration changes.

    The second-round Captains timer is still intermittently unreliable. It's still on my list, but take caution entering your Command Structure before Round 2 -- you might start Round 2 without warning.

    Recent changes:

    ) egg spawn locations (this doesn't change egg spawn rate)

    ) when Captain disconnects, another may opt in (fixed old, rare opt-in defect)

    ) Replay: added total views count and improved pagination, filtering, and the overall speed of the games list
    -- over 4,750 views -- 300+ in the last week alone, if you can believe it

    ) Rookies chat "I will hear" to join high-population games (they appear pinkish when prompted)
    -- continue to welcome all players who otherwise meet our communication and decorum standards

    ) chat "swap" to request that specific players swap teams
    -- "switch" and "swap" raise the force-start pre-game timer -- more tweaks to come

    ) Infested maps appear only in high-population mapvotes
    --
    "brief unwind between hard-fought NS2 rounds with friends"

    ) Planned Roles text reminder on player's own pre-game scoreboard row
    -- to help new folks understand how they interact with their scoreboard circle

    ) Scoreboard coloring to signal the server's dominated by Primer signers
    -- subtle reminder to be applying our best teamwork and coordination

    ) Spectate is remembered across mapchange

    ) recent changes you might have missed

    And that's not all, so check out the rest of the TGNS Forums to learn what else is happening!

    Thanks for playing here, everyone! :)
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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
      If you play here often, consider purchasing a Tactical Gamer Supporting Membership. The funds from those subscriptions allow TG to provide our servers, and it provides you the best reserved slot TGNS offers.

      The link above is correct. It returns an error to anyone not logged into the site. I've asked Apophis to provide to unauthenticated forum visitors a landing page for Supporting Membership information. No ETA on that.

      1) Login to these TG forums

      2) Click the then-visible top-level navigation "Supporting Memberships" link
      Supporting Memberships top-level navigation link (visible for logged-in users)
      Steam Community? Add me. | Free Remote, Encrypted Backup

      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
        Password: tgns91

        steam://run/4920//+connect tgns.tacticalgamer.com:27015 +password tgns91

        Don't share the password directly. Share the thread URL (folks need to read that first post before joining).
        Steam Community? Add me. | Free Remote, Encrypted Backup

        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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