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    Unhappy Zounds !!!!

    FFS Get rid of it - And all the STUPID IG Gun mods for that matter.

    This community is so fragmented its "unreal".

    IG may not be everyone's taste, but I sooo wish I could just find some UK/Euro servers with vanilla setups. Just Instgib with normal maps like Deck.

    All I seem to find these days is weird IG mods with ZOUNDS (arrggggghhhhhh!!!!).

    Even NW servers seem modded to death. Every game type apart from ONS seems foreign to me !! Dont get me wrong, I can hold my own in most gametypes, even when there modded with so much crap they become a different game entirely. I just want NORMAL though !!

    Infact Im so sick of it im starting to love CS:Source. It just feels...normal.

    I just want it the way Epic wanted it. Maybe im becoming boring in my old age.

    Please !!!!

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    You can turn zounds off by typing zound off or something like that .... and does it matter THAT much :weird: I never liked it but also never hated it.

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    Originally posted by Zoeff
    You can turn zounds off by typing zound off or something like that .... and does it matter THAT much :weird: I never liked it but also never hated it.

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    Originally posted by Zoeff
    You can turn zounds off by typing zound off or something like that .... and does it matter THAT much :weird: I never liked it but also never hated it.
    True, you can - I think im really trying to express how unpure UT2004 seems to me at the moment.

    I play UT1 at work every lunch time, just IG or Sniper Arena CTF. We use a rotation of the great UT1 CTF maps. It's great. It feels like it should. Were even having an Inter Dept. war day on Christmas Eve (16 of us).

    UT2004; as much as I want to play it, is starting to feel weird, and not the game I used to love.

    p0rny^

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    Default Re: Zounds !!!!

    Originally posted by p0rny^
    Maybe im becoming boring in my old age.
    No, just grumpy.
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    christmas eve 2002 was the last time i ever played ut99.
    sniper only ctf/tdm on custom maps...

    the best game experience i ever had, priceless.

    i would give anything to go back to that day


    will there ever be a multiplayer game to take the place of the magical ut99? because although ut2004 is a solid game, it doesnt reward me like ut99 used to.

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    Default Re: Re: Zounds !!!!

    Originally posted by [NBS]Flak
    No, just grumpy.
    Have a great Crimbo Flak

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    dont join servers with zound then?
    there arent that many with it on!

    tho i find it funny

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    Originally posted by Morba
    dont join servers with zound then?
    there arent that many with it on!

    tho i find it funny
    Morba,

    I wish I didnt have to, TBH the only selection of UK/Euro IG pubs I get these days are servers with Zounds and all kinds of mods/muts enabled.

    I am no longer fortunate enough to have much private server access - being clanless does that !!

    Guess its time to find another clan.

    If you have any good IG server suggestions I am open to all, your in the UK aswell so should have a good few in your FAVS

    Cheers.

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    p0rny^, I feel exactly as you do. These days european instagibs servers are either empty or full of zounds, different beam, extra suppa duppa speed, speciall 1337 translocator, you name it. It's not enough the problems that this game gives to some of us, the lack of local servers (in my case there's only one iCTF server where I ping around 30, all other are outside my country with pings over 80) and now we have to put up with shitty variations of the game.
    I can handle new maps as it gets boring playing the same all... hmmm... 3 maps that everyone plays. However, the rest is lame. Maybe our fellow american dudes have a lot of choices to play, here there aren't many
    Btw p0rny^, isn't that M17 server one of yours?

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    Originally posted by Abilio_KID
    p0rny^, I feel exactly as you do. These days european instagibs servers are either empty or full of zounds, different beam, extra suppa duppa speed, speciall 1337 translocator, you name it. It's not enough the problems that this game gives to some of us, the lack of local servers (in my case there's only one iCTF server where I ping around 30, all other are outside my country with pings over 80) and now we have to put up with shitty variations of the game.
    I can handle new maps as it gets boring playing the same all... hmmm... 3 maps that everyone plays. However, the rest is lame. Maybe our fellow american dudes have a lot of choices to play, here there aren't many
    Btw p0rny^, isn't that M17 server one of yours?
    Thanks Abilio Nice to have some support.
    Im no longer MI7. Although I still nick as MI7 on IRC. I did see the MI7 server a few days ago and it was vanilla and war ready. I havnt seen it since.

    Im on IRC now trying to talk to ^00^ but he is either ignoring me, IRC has gone into ignore mode or he is just BNC. Its annoying being clanless. I lose privelages. I was on a few servers today (Stupid Zounds, green IG) and totally owned.

    Time to find a new clan with regular IG in mind. There must be a few :alien:

    p0rny^

    PS. Wouldnt be so bad but I dont get that 1337 Trans

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    Default Re: Zounds !!!!

    Originally posted by p0rny^
    FFS Get rid of it
    Amen.

    I loathe zounds.

    I used to get a kick out of it but it's just plain annoying and stupid now. And, I always seem to get a momentary stutter when someone initiates one. So, not only do I get to hear Homer Simpson scream in my ear, but I also get killed due to a stupid hitch.

    I'm considering binding mutate zound off.

    I wish there was aclientside option to have it always off instead of having to turn it off every game.

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    Amen 2.

    Zounds is ok but only in moderation. Sometimes if you take it lightly and it can be funny.

    The worst thing is if someone abuses it eg by ramdomly spammming a zound every so often in a match.

    Another thing i despise is when someone uses it as smacktalk.
    For example: in one clan that we used to have wars with, one person would always do a zound "peek-a-boo" everytime he killed me (at least) from behind or a a distance..now that was annoying.
    Don't call me serious or anything but IMO that's no better than if i got a "bs" when i killed him (N.b. he didn't say/never said that at least).

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    Default Re: Re: Zounds !!!!

    Originally posted by SJAndrew
    Amen.

    I loathe zounds.
    Glad to see I'm not alone in hating that mutator. I specifically avoid any server with it on, because people spam those godawful sounds constantly, making the idea of listening to the game cause me to cringe in pain. Thankfully, most AS servers don't have it. If they did, I think I'd go back to playing DOOM2 online or something.
    Note also that most servers don't seem to run the latest version which allows disabling it, so you're stuck with it.

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    Yep:up:

    Epic does try to encourage moding though.

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    Originally posted by maltliquor
    This may help

    http://www.ina-community.com/forums/...server+hosting
    Yeah go rent your own server if you don't like mods n mutators :heart:

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    That's what you get when you have a wee bit too much moddable game.

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    I feel your pain, man.

    iDM seems mostly dead in Europe, where it once thrived when UT99 reigned. Even when you find a server running vanilla iDM (M17 included), they're limited to rotating waste-of-my-time spam maps like DM-Insidious.

    The only decent public server Instagib games you're likely to get is with iCTF, and then you're plagued by the n00b-o-rama of unbalanced teams, spam and idiot teammates that shoot you more often than the other team.

    I've all but given up with 2k4 iDM. I'll hop on a server if I see one, but most of my time in game is spent on the UK CWL and GOC public iCTF servers nowadays, with reasonable players and so-so maps. You're prob'ly better off clanned and playing privately, but sadly no-one seems to pay any attention to me in that regard.

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    What is this zounds of which you speak ?
    On a quest for life, through the sable skies. What a show! (What a show!) Behold! (Behold!) The Dawn of a Million souls ..

    On a bold crusade, in the realm of shade. What a show! (What a show!) Behold! (Behold!) The Dawn of a Million souls ..

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    Originally posted by p0rny^
    FFS Get rid of it
    Key=mutate zound off :up:
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    Originally posted by psh1ft
    I feel your pain, man.

    iDM seems mostly dead in Europe, where it once thrived when UT99 reigned. Even when you find a server running vanilla iDM (M17 included), they're limited to rotating waste-of-my-time spam maps like DM-Insidious.

    The only decent public server Instagib games you're likely to get is with iCTF, and then you're plagued by the n00b-o-rama of unbalanced teams, spam and idiot teammates that shoot you more often than the other team.

    I've all but given up with 2k4 iDM. I'll hop on a server if I see one, but most of my time in game is spent on the UK CWL and GOC public iCTF servers nowadays, with reasonable players and so-so maps. You're prob'ly better off clanned and playing privately, but sadly no-one seems to pay any attention to me in that regard.
    OK Im at the point, once again that I will rent my own server for a bit.

    But, I obviously want it popular. It will be an IG server so no NW suggestions. Sorry, IG is my game.

    What would make you, the Euro players play on my IG server ?

    Please tell me the Gametype and maps you would like. iCTF springs to my mind

    I will make it so - It wont be a cheapy high pinger either

    Its up to you,

    p0rny^

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    To put it simple, make it a normal instagibs server. For crappy mutators they can always find one
    I'm a simple lazy player who doesn't do much except try to frag others. However, since DM is pretty much dead I'm now usually ('usually' is probably the wrong word to use since servers have more flies than players) playing iCTF. I don't even care about the flag as long as I can get one or two guys in my dot x-air
    Pings are no problem at all, I always have a big one anywhere and I suck at this game anyway:weird:

    I'm just pissed I'm not rich or I would help with the server. The way things are around here it's hard enough to pay my net connection at the end of the month.

    Good luck with your quest:up:

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    Originally posted by Abilio_KID
    and I suck at this game anyway:weird:
    Thats a big Lie !!!!!

    I have rented a server from Multiplay for 3 months - just need to set it up now. They have been good to me in the past and will ensure I get the best performance.

    Ill post the details here soon......

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    good luck man, Death to Zounds!

    maybe i'll play a bit of insta, my hitscan needs a bit (lot) of improvement...

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    Originally posted by Kel
    Key=mutate zound off :up:
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    Default Re: Re: Re: Zounds !!!!

    Originally posted by Kel
    Blah Blah - Yes we know it can be turned off.

    It's the impurity that spoils the game.

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    For the popular vote you'll have to go with iCTF. Actually, following an example like CWL's is prob'ly a good idea; vanilla iCTF, some form of cheat protection and map voting. A more refined maplist wouldn't go amiss, though: they've about 50 and only 10 or so are ever played.

    The most popular European iCTF server, however, looks to be XuF, running... well... that'd be Zounds. *grins*

    How you get people to know your server's out there and get it added to their 'favorites', I don't know. Could always go around the other servers owning up then advertising? Spam clan channels? Hah hah.

    You'll certainly see me there in either case.

    GG. :up:

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    Originally posted by psh1ft
    For the popular vote you'll have to go with iCTF. Actually, following an example like CWL's is prob'ly a good idea; vanilla iCTF, some form of cheat protection and map voting. A more refined maplist wouldn't go amiss, though: they've about 50 and only 10 or so are ever played.

    The most popular European iCTF server, however, looks to be XuF, running... well... that'd be Zounds. *grins*

    How you get people to know your server's out there and get it added to their 'favorites', I don't know. Could always go around the other servers owning up then advertising? Spam clan channels? Hah hah.

    You'll certainly see me there in either case.

    GG. :up:
    Thank you :up:

    What 10 are played ?? Ive had servers before and the maplist is always an issue. If you could give me some of the 10 most played maps on the CWL server it would be cool

    I have plenty of peeps that will play there. I have a few Ex clans behind me

    Edit >> This thread has trancended from a Zounds moan to a positive new server response (Albeit a few quid from my pocket )

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    CTF-2on2Spacelego
    CTF-Bedrooms][remix
    CTF-CBP-Betrayal-LE
    CTF-CheckMate-CWL-Maca
    CTF-Citadel
    CTF-DeepSprinta-PRO
    CTF-Drunklet-PRO2
    CTF-GardenOfHeaven101
    CTF-Gauss2
    CTF-Geothermal
    CTF-Grendelkeep
    CTF-Impasse
    CTF-Switchback-PRO2
    CTF-TwinTombs
    ...Possibly a version of AndAction for 'something mindless'?

    I know that isn't a great deal, but if I was running an iCTF server I genuinely wouldn't bother with anything else and certainly would consider neglecting any of these as a bad idea. Very rarely do you see another map picked. What's more, you can often attribute the emptying of a server to the amount of sh!te cluttering the vote menu. Unable to find the map you want to vote for within the time limit, you end up with some crap no-one wants to play... server empties.

    Also, a couple of bots that leave when players join helps people wanting to kickstart the server, serving as a distraction until a real player joins. As far as cheat protection goes, I believe an older version of AntiTCC is generally preferred over Safe-Game - even if it isn't as strong an insurance.

    Hope this is a help.

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    Originally posted by psh1ft
    CTF-2on2Spacelego
    CTF-Bedrooms][remix
    CTF-CBP-Betrayal-LE
    CTF-CheckMate-CWL-Maca
    CTF-Citadel
    CTF-DeepSprinta-PRO
    CTF-Drunklet-PRO2
    CTF-GardenOfHeaven101
    CTF-Gauss2
    CTF-Geothermal
    CTF-Grendelkeep
    CTF-Impasse
    CTF-Switchback-PRO2
    CTF-TwinTombs
    ...Possibly a version of AndAction for 'something mindless'?

    I know that isn't a great deal, but if I was running an iCTF server I genuinely wouldn't bother with anything else and certainly would consider neglecting any of these as a bad idea. Very rarely do you see another map picked. What's more, you can often attribute the emptying of a server to the amount of sh!te cluttering the vote menu. Unable to find the map you want to vote for within the time limit, you end up with some crap no-one wants to play... server empties.

    Also, a couple of bots that leave when players join helps people wanting to kickstart the server, serving as a distraction until a real player joins. As far as cheat protection goes, I believe an older version of AntiTCC is generally preferred over Safe-Game - even if it isn't as strong an insurance.

    Hope this is a help.
    You are a diamond - THANK YOU !!!! :heart:
    It is a great deal, you took the time and effort to do this.

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    Hah. Cheers, man.

    It's really no trouble - especially if I get another decent server to add to my list.

    :up:

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    p0rny^, sorry m8, I'm giving up UT2004 very soon. The game keeps acting stupid on me over and over and to be honest is like hiting a dead horse. I give up.
    Good luck coming back to it.

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    Originally posted by Abilio_KID
    p0rny^, sorry m8, I'm giving up UT2004 very soon. The game keeps acting stupid on me over and over and to be honest is like hiting a dead horse. I give up.
    Good luck coming back to it.
    Thats a shame - your are a great player !!!

    Have a great Christmas m8 :up:

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    Originally posted by p0rny^
    ... your are a great player !!!
    Not according to some players in the server I was a few minutes ago. I said the game lagged even with a nice ping and the top player (who must know me from some place) politely told me to shut the fuck and that I suck. Oh well... maybe he's right.
    Anyway, here's the problem I'm having:
    http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums...hreadid=434024
    As usuall I'm crying as baby so please stick to the problem in question if you know about something that may help me out.

    Sorry for temporarily stealing this thread topic.
    GG p0rny^ (I never say it to anyone)


 

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