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Fun/Joke Lobbies: Server plugins, qwerky maps, no class restriction



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#1 Highvlass Heavy

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:31 PM

This is something that I've had bouncing around my head for a few weeks now and I'd love to get some community feedback on the idea. 

 

Wayyy back in the TF2Lobby day I fondly remember the joke lobbies that would go up every now and then that would consist silly, wacky things like pumpkin spawning, 10x weapons, stuff like that.

 

Would people be interested in seeing some sort of standard designation that would allow lobbies like this? They'd be clearly marked and people would have ample warning that this is not a serious match, and there will generally be not rules dictating gameplay.

 

It would also allow people to host joke maps without the risk of one of the mods closing for being a joke map. 

 

I also think it would be important that these lobbies not count towards your TPR ranking, or your TF2C reliability

 

Thoughts? 



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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:45 PM

Some joke maps will sit open for hours before being closed by the owner. I only close those maps after an hour of being open and not being close to filled as it is just a waste of space on the front page and gives new people a bad impression.   I do not think we should add something like this as it would encourage people to make these types of lobbies.


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 07:47 AM

I would preffer if the goofy crap stayed in pubs where it belongs.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 08:46 PM

Literally the opposite of what advanced lobbies were supposed to be.
 

wacky things like pumpkin spawning

 
This requires rcon commands; I feel that allowing players to have free reign over rcon commands could lead to a whole host of other issues, and creating and enforcing a subsequent ruleset would be too complicated and time-consuming.
 

there will generally be not rules dictating gameplay.

 
How would other TF2Center rules apply, though? There's been a history of players getting banned for breaking lobby rules in lobbies where it is obviously apparent that nobody is taking the game seriously. You would need to establish several caveats to the already-subjective rules of lobby play.
 

It would also allow people to host joke maps without the risk of one of the mods closing for being a joke map.

 
Don't they close them for a reason???
 
There's a reason why groups like this have since died out
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:14 PM

I don't see the rules being an issue for these lobbies. Just apply rules that deal with abusive behavior and dont apply rules dealing with gameplay. 

Also no where in my post did I say every user would have access to rcon. As it stands lobby leaders have the ability to do this stuff, it just isnt allowed in normal lobbies. 

 

Honestly idk why there's such a negative response to this. The worst thing that could happen for you is you don't participate in them. 



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:15 AM

Isn't it the same with TF2C public server idea?


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 12:05 PM

From what I've seen, there is a decent sized group of people who play on center that like to meme and think playing Dustbowl and Abandoned upward is fun. I think this is worth a test at least. Maybe closed beta for members only or something like that?



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:40 PM

From what I've seen, there is a decent sized group of people who play on center that like to meme and think playing Dustbowl and Abandoned upward is fun. I think this is worth a test at least. Maybe closed beta for members only or something like that?

I dont think there needs to be a feature to do this. I mean people can create on whatever map they want already.
If anything, maybe a tag for "Goofy Lobby" "Fun Lobby" or something like that

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:00 AM

 

From what I've seen, there is a decent sized group of people who play on center that like to meme and think playing Dustbowl and Abandoned upward is fun. I think this is worth a test at least. Maybe closed beta for members only or something like that?

I dont think there needs to be a feature to do this. I mean people can create on whatever map they want already.
If anything, maybe a tag for "Goofy Lobby" "Fun Lobby" or something like that

 

 

Isnt that exactly what I suggested  :huh:



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 12:25 AM

Lobbies are already disregarded as "silly" and "not actually competitive" by pretty much the entire community, there's no reason to further enforce this idea by encouraging people to make joke lobbies.


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:09 AM

i, for one, thoroughly enjoyed playing goldrush with my friends and having an hour long of fun. as a new player myself, i enjoyed the interactions with other new players in a non-mumble, pub-map environment for me to better understand the game. i never felt that the maps were unbalanced or that teams were stacked, both sides were able to have fair fights and cap the objective


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:36 AM

This has been brought up and suggested by admins to open for fun once in a while.

 

Archiving. Please submit another form if you would like to bump this idea.


It's been fun, thanks for the ride.






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