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thebeaz
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January 22, 2009, 10:56:14 AM »
GOON HAVEN - 66.162.166.53

GOONHAVEN DOT ORG <-- Now with forums!

Current Servers:
  • Tribes 2: Classic - 64 players (+4 admin slots) - Port: 28000
  • Tribes 2: Classic - 32 players (+4 admin slots) - Port: 28004
  • Tribes 2: TSW (Tactical Sky Wars) - 36 players - Port: 28005

Hello everyone. I am the server owner/superadmin of Goon Haven. While this server was originally created for the members of the Something Awful forums to come together and play, many TribesNext community members (whether new or old) have also been joining. It's been great fun supplying a server that is constantly filled with Tribes players reliving the good old days... or experiencing it for the first time!

This thread is to help me get some input back from the TribesNext community. Please give me your questions, comments, and suggestions for some of the things you like/don't like on the server. I'd also love to hear of any technical problems anyone is having.

Some of my fellow admins and I are coming up with ideas on some organized events in the near future. Look for those announcements here!

Your helpful admin team:
Current admin list available on goonhaven.org



If you have issues or concerns over disruptive or griefing behavior in the server and an admin is not taking care of it, please post a message on GoonHaven.org


Pickups:
New on Goon Haven TSW - Thursday pickups!

Keen's mod "Tactical Sky Wars" is now ready for a player rush. Come play with us on Thursdays.

*** http://www.tribesnext.com/forum/index.php?topic=640.0

Also, come join the forums at GoonHaven.org to give feedback on TSW and let us know how we're doing on ALL Goon Haven servers!
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 08:50:51 AM by thebeaz »

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1: January 22, 2009, 11:03:11 AM »
thebeaz, you're doing a great job with you server, I love taking the newbs I sign up to Goon Haven to experience the awe of highly populated tribes 2 game play!  Thanks again for hosting a great server!

Also, please post future events in the Tribesnext.com calendar section so they show up on the front page!

I am: DisChord81/KillMachine/Atlas/Abstract, in that order.
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2: January 22, 2009, 11:57:21 AM »
GOON HAVEN - 66.162.166.53

Some of my fellow admins and I are coming up with ideas on some organized events in the near future. Look for those announcements here!

Your helpful admin team:
thebeaz
theJuice
KillerMojo
Oplem
silsor
Varkas
madjdmyo
Rufus_J_Squirrel


I see some familiar names; I have had no problem in your server, actually I like your server... just leave my smurf alone! Grin

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3: January 22, 2009, 12:25:45 PM »
GOON HAVEN - 66.162.166.53

Current Servers:
  • Tribes 2: Classic - 64 players (+4 admin slots) - Port: 28000
  • Tribes 2: Classic - 32 players (+4 admin slots) - Port: 28004 (Temp. down due to low demand)
  • Tribes 2: TAC2 - 32 players - Port: 28003 (Temp. down due to low demand)

Hello everyone. I am the server owner/superadmin of Goon Haven. While this server was originally created for the members of the Something Awful forums to come together and play, many TribesNext community members (whether new or old) have also been joining. It's been great fun supplying a server that is constantly filled with Tribes players reliving the good old days... or experiencing it for the first time!

This thread is to help me get some input back from the TribesNext community. Please give me your questions, comments, and suggestions for some of the things you like/don't like on the server. I'd also love to hear of any technical problems anyone is having.

Some of my fellow admins and I are coming up with ideas on some organized events in the near future. Look for those announcements here!

Your helpful admin team:
thebeaz
theJuice
KillerMojo
Oplem
silsor
Varkas
madjdmyo
Rufus_J_Squirrel

If you have issues or concerns over disruptive or griefing behavior in the server and an admin is not taking care of it, please address me via private message.

First of all, I just want to say thanks again for the server.  It really has been great times reborn!

If I were to launch a server, this would probably be my dream rotation:

Artillery
Battle in the Stars
Blastside
Blood of Ice
Circle of Stones
Desert Rain
Duelers Inferno
Fuzzy Pumpkins
Hillside
Machineheads Flag Arena
Minotaur
Ocean Front Property
October Rust
Raindance
Sarcophogus
Sentinel
Slap Dash
Storm Dash
Titan V
Tombstone V
Twin Towers V
Valley War

Good mix of vehicle centric maps with a few more chaotic maps in the rotation to shake things up every now and again.

Other than that, no complaints really at all for the server.  Sometimes I catch people HALO bombing, but I don't know if that is against the rules there or not- generally it is a shunned thing to do wherever I have played.  Voting can get out of hand sometimes.  I wish there was a lockout of 2-5 mins after a vote to stop the annoyance after every map starts.

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"Tomorrow I'll rage.  Tomorrow I'll flare and blaze.  I come alive.  Every atom of me ignites now with fury.  Beware those who stand in the blast!" -Odysseus in Homer's The Odyssey
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4: January 22, 2009, 12:56:32 PM »
GH ALL DAY
thebeaz
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5: January 22, 2009, 12:58:20 PM »
I don't enforce the (silly... in my opinion) rules of "no offensive sniping", not bowing before your enemy, shooting someone who isn't looking, or other gameplay-limiting elements. None of those are legitimate griefs. Unless there is a specific reason why HALO (a term used for parachuting so maybe I'm missing the analogy) bombing should be "frowned upon", I'm probably leaving it as is. (And to touch on offensive sniping... I know it CAN be worthless but c'mon you have 30 other players on your team you'll be alright)

The map rotation is set to random so that every time someone votes in Katabic you won't be playing the same 3 maps over and over. I do plan on adding more maps but at this time I'm looking at server-side only. I want anyone who just picked up Tribes to be able to jump in.

I too wish I could limit voting, but that's just the way it is. Locking it down to once every 5 minutes would cause grief as one idiot could fire off a vote for a junk map in the first 10 seconds and ruin it for everyone until the time limit ended. During a flood of votes, my admins will sometimes warn "if you start a vote and it fails, you get kicked".

We find that helps.

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6: January 22, 2009, 01:04:38 PM »

If I were to launch a server, this would probably be my dream rotation:

Artillery
Battle in the Stars
Blastside
Blood of Ice
Circle of Stones
Desert Rain
Duelers Inferno
Fuzzy Pumpkins
Hillside
Machineheads Flag Arena
Minotaur
Ocean Front Property
October Rust
Raindance
Sarcophogus
Sentinel
Slap Dash
Storm Dash
Titan V
Tombstone V
Twin Towers V
Valley War


I like your choices but one!  I'd let people vote for machineheads; Goon Haven is too busy for it to be part of the rotation, the map is too small.

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7: January 22, 2009, 01:06:30 PM »
Machineheads Flag Arena
60 player massive clusterfuck!

Quote from: thebeaz
"if you start a vote and it fails, you get kicked"
Make this a script!

I'd put in Insalubrius. It came with the original package so I'm not sure why it's not on your server. Seeing how alot of players like vehicle-centric explosive maps I'd imagine it'll be popular. Plus it takes a bit more coordination than most maps, players who enjoy a little teamwork (like Dessicator) will like it.
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8: January 22, 2009, 01:12:17 PM »
By HALO bombing I think he means high-altitude bombing; that's when you park your bomber so high above the enemy vpad that they can't reach it, then just keep dropping a bomb every few seconds. On some maps there is no realistic way to stop this tactic until the bombers get bored.
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9: January 22, 2009, 01:15:01 PM »
By HALO bombing I think he means high-altitude bombing; that's when you park your bomber so high above the enemy vpad that they can't reach it, then just keep dropping a bomb every few seconds. On some maps there is no realistic way to stop this tactic until the bombers get bored.

I figured that's what it was. With proper coordination could you not get a few guys with repair packs to quickly get it up and running in just enough time to take off with a Shrike?

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10: January 22, 2009, 01:17:23 PM »
By HALO bombing I think he means high-altitude bombing; that's when you park your bomber so high above the enemy vpad that they can't reach it, then just keep dropping a bomb every few seconds. On some maps there is no realistic way to stop this tactic until the bombers get bored.

What was the name of the two that used to do this:

Princess BOOYAH and Huh

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11: January 22, 2009, 01:19:57 PM »
By HALO bombing I think he means high-altitude bombing; that's when you park your bomber so high above the enemy vpad that they can't reach it, then just keep dropping a bomb every few seconds. On some maps there is no realistic way to stop this tactic until the bombers get bored.

This tactic, while effective, could be considered cheating. I guess it would be up to the admin to decide.
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12: January 22, 2009, 01:33:08 PM »
While sitting out a map, I noticed a couple people using this tactic against the enemy vpad one night. On a less-chaotic server (like team play, though the tactic probably wouldn't fly there), enough observation would show that the bombs were following a straight trajectory down, so send a shrike up (once feasible) to take them down, or find a way to get a heavy or medium to lock a missle.

It's "dishonorable", for sure, since a bombardment like that on a vpad means the bomber stands unopposed, with the exception of teammates willing to shoot their own bomber out of the sky, or fast and very lucky repair crews. I wouldn't call it "cheating", preferring to reserve that term for software-based advantages like aimbots and HappyMod (IFF-tags-always-visible hacks) and the like, but it is definitely an exploit that, and I don't think I'm alone in thinking it, has no place in Tribes.

And offensive sniping? What else are they going to do, snipe the capper coming in at 200 miles an hour? I don't know about you but I certainly can't do that yet. Sure it's not as efficient as loading up a heavy and going on a spam run, but I lump offensive sniping into the "chaos for the other team" category; as a killing technique it's kind of useless, but with luck it will distract the enemy long enough for a real technique to do some damage.

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Why not?
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13: January 22, 2009, 01:53:02 PM »
Hey, thanks for supplying the busiest Tribes 2 server early in the stages of its revival  Smiley. Are all of your Something Awful regulars? I recognize quite a few of your admins, notably silsor and Rufus... guys that would probably remember me too  Wink. And thanks for making it classic mod... a difference that I think has made newbs to this game progress at a faster rate than if they were just sitting around on a base server.
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14: January 22, 2009, 02:20:44 PM »
The problem with high altitude bombing, is that with a small amount of coordination, two players can literally make it impossible for the opposing team to get a vehicle out at all.  It's a form of griefing.

I have, and will take down my own team's bomber if they're doing this.  It's borderline cheating.

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