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#72 included middle ban in TF2 General Discussion
albaI don't understand why etf2l needs to ban people for throwing in officials? Not everyone plays this game to win every game and be professional. Sure if there were a bunch of money involved I would get it but some people just wanna play for fun. Also where would you draw the line? Let the teams handle this by themselves instead. Also the fact that it's 3 months is pretty fucked up, but honestly its more fucked up that it's even a ban at all.

That's what the rules already are.

Somehow someone decided to ban included_middle anyway.

Trying to expand the matchfixing/betting rules to cover "throwing" to justify banning a player from a dropped team is the wrong hill to die on.

That's why the ban has already been reversed.

posted 1 day ago
#66 included middle ban in TF2 General Discussion

Sodium >>>>>> Sigafoo

posted 1 day ago
#61 included middle ban in TF2 General Discussion
BloodisSetsulThe team "Papa's special" should get a Minor Warning under Rule 1.6 for not submitting the Golden Cap screenshot.

For reference:
3.2. Status & Scoreboard screenshots required

If any map screenshots are missing after the match result deadline and its result has not yet been verified by the teams, both will receive a Minor Warning. Missing console status screenshots will be punished with a Minor Warning even if the teams verify the result.

As far as I'm concerned, you don't need to upload any scoreboard screenshots if the team that sends the results has ensured that they are correct and enemy team verifies them accordingly. Of course it is better to upload the screenshots anyways to avoid further complications and to further ensure that your own team won't get any warnings at all even if the small ones can be removed afterwards.
And admins are the ones that will know if the teams have both verified the results together, so I will assume that it is the case here because otherwise the minor warning is required to be put in place if the enemy team did not verify the match results, but an admin did so for them.

Status screenshots though, are always mandatory with no exceptions.

Well yes, but I was talking about rule 1.6, not 3.2. If 1.7 can be used to ban people for throwing, even though it's not mentioned at all, then 1.6 should at least be enough for a minor warning in this case.

1.6 is very exploitable by the way.

1.7. Committing or supporting fraud is strictly forbidden

1.6. Warnings may lead to point deduction and/or removal from a competition
Major Warnings:
Any attempts of fraud
Since included_middle was apparently banned based on rule 1.7, I conclude that his team also should've received a major warning.

posted 1 day ago
#54 included middle ban in TF2 General Discussion

The team "Papa's special" should get a Minor Warning under Rule 1.6 for not submitting the Golden Cap screenshot.

For reference:

posted 2 days ago
#53 included middle ban in TF2 General Discussion

For anyone actually interested: Throwing for shits and giggles is not actually against ETF2L's rules.

Throwing for any kind of incentive is forbidden under rules 1.7 and 1.9.

The traditional stance is that banning throwing is unnecessary, since if you do it only to screw over your team they will simply lynch you at the next LAN, and if you manage to actually affect other teams (e.g. playoff seeds) then you will be banned for match fixing anyway.

In this case Sodium simple hasn't mastered being an ETF2L admin yet. This is clearly a case of rule 7.3: Admin discretion.
aka Rules of the Internet #9: There are no real rules about moderation either — enjoy your ban.

posted 2 days ago
#50 included middle ban in TF2 General Discussion
glass44 posts and no setsul?? hmm..

Germans no longer run this league.

I think I've made my stance on leagues run by engie mains clear.

posted 2 days ago
#39 Why is Badlands not in any big league map pools? in TF2 General Discussion
Dr_SpamomanI feel like badlands rewards gamesense more than most other maps. For lower div players i think badlands is a better map to improve than many other maps.

Yeah, for example you can't have your combo sit on choke and keep an eye on the flank at the same time. Your flank needs to actually communicate!

posted 4 days ago
#34 Why is Badlands not in any big league map pools? in TF2 General Discussion

It's true though, I do like badlands.
Maybe the joke went over your head.
I guess I'll explain it: Maps being a steamroll one way or the other where half the time just ends up padding the score without being very enjoyable to watch is bad. Close maps where you don't know how it'll end until the last second, maybe even going to golden cap, is good, that's fun to watch. Maps that both teams are good at are good.

I'm not here to be useful. The original question was:

If you were to give a few reasons why badlands/prolands is a bad map or why it shouldn't be played in any leagues for 6v6, what would they be?

I can't see any reason why it shouldn't be played. At least compared to some other maps in the pools.

posted 4 days ago
#32 Why is Badlands not in any big league map pools? in TF2 General Discussion
brodyxattuubro i really feel like people forget how many esea and etf2l playoff, and lan matches went to golden cap or timeout on badlands. worst map to watch invite or prem level no questionhello im here to call u a pussy in this thread too
how are u gonna get mad about maps being close in invite playoffs? hello???

If we only play maps where one team has a massive advantage, the score will be obvious right after the map picking stage, allowing us to massively streamline playoffs by not playing the matches at all. None of that "going over the schedule" nonsense. So I think he's onto something.

posted 5 days ago
#15 Steam Deck in Hardware

Thankfully Valve is very upfront about the specs.

CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32)
GPU: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32)
APU power: 4-15W
16 GB LPDDR5 RAM (5500 MT/s)
40Whr battery. 2 - 8 hours of gameplay

So it's not a report. Those are Valve's official specs.
Assuming the APU is limited to exactly that TDP then 2-8 hours is a bit tight, but not completely unrealistic. 5W for the rest of the system (20W for 2 hours) I could buy, 1W (5W for 8 hours) I don't really think is going to happen, though I don't know enough about the display's power consumption to really refute it. I guess it's possible when the APU consumes even less because only one core is barely active and the GPU is deep in power saving mode as well, but that's certainly not happening for AAA games.

EDIT: The Nintendo Switch is getting by with a 16 Wh battery and a chip that officially got a 15W TDP. So remember that all TDPs are lies. If you underclock something hard enough it suddenly becomes really efficient.

posted 1 week ago
#11 Steam Deck in Hardware
turbochad69I mean it's pretty impressive that they packed what's essentially a whole x86 laptop + battery into something that small, I'd imagine it took some innovating

It's basically a slightly downclocked Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U/5300U (that's the closest equivalent) with a newer and slightly bigger GPU part (8 CU 1 year old RDNA 2 instead of 5/6 CU 4 year old GCN 5/Vega). It's still a 2 year old Zen 2.
It's sort of a spiritual successor to a bog standard Ryzen 5 3500U. That came out in 2019, with 2 year old Zen 1 4c/8t CPU, 2 year old 8 CU Vega GPU, 15W. So in 2021 you'd get a 2 year old Zen 2 4c/8t CPU, 2 year old 8 CU RDNA GPU. Really the only reason this isn't a list part is that AMD is for some reason still using Vega in their APUs, both for Zen 2 and Zen 3. So Valve needed a semi-custom part to get anything newer than Vega and at that point you might as well get the newest GPU architecture, RDNA 2, not RDNA. They stuck with Zen 2 for some reason though. Probably because it's cheaper.
EDIT: Better comparison: Literally take the Xbox Series S/X or PS5 chip. Cut the CPU in half. Cut the GPU by 2/3 (Series S) to 9/10 (Series X). Cut the bandwidth by 2/3 to 9/10, same as the GPU. There's your Steam Deck chip. Valve literally went to AMD with a console, pointed at it, and said "Give us that, but with a lot less power".

Valve's "innovation" is ordering a very standard semi-custom 15W APU from AMD, that only differs from what you can get in a standard notebook by having a newer GPU part.

The Good:
-It will run literally anything. Anything that runs on a pc should run on this.
-It's a lot more powerful than a Nintendo Switch. 5 times, maybe? That's just a guesstimate. Also more reasonable CPU to GPU ratio. 4 instead of 6 cores + 50% more GPU power seems like a much better deal than the 4500U in the AYA NEO

The Bad:
-It's still a low power mobile APU. While it can run any AAA title it will not run anything recent well. Not even at 1280x800. The GPU is about 1/3 of a 5300(M), literally the lowest-end GPU AMD is still selling. Think RX 550 or GT 1030. The 80$ GPUs from 4 years ago.
-64 GB eMMC is pretty fucking painful, both in terms of size and speed (mostly random access), 130$ for a 256 GB NVMe SSD is bloody robbery, about 3 times what Valve probably pays for it, same thing with 250$ for a 512 GB "high-speed" NVMe SSD

posted 1 week ago
#3839 PC Build Thread in Hardware

Yes, that should work.
If you want to make extra sure, there's a compatibility list here:
Compatibility -> Memory By RX-5xxx
You'll need the exact part number.

posted 2 weeks ago
#3837 PC Build Thread in Hardware

You'll probably want RAM that isn't an SSD.
The rest seems fine.
850W is more than enough.

No, I don't see how you'd get any substantial difference in TF2 performance. Extra cores wouldn't do anything and you don't want to overclock so it comes down to stock clockrate. Paying 50% more for a 5800X that's 0.1 GHz faster, a bit over 2%, just isn't worth it. I've got no idea how an 11600K(F) compares to a 5600X in TF2 specifically, because it's faster for some things and slower for others. On average it's slightly slower in games, so I wouldn't gamble on that unless someone confirms it's faster or you want to save money (not sure how it'd work out with the mobo, though there's also the 11600) or have another reason.

posted 2 weeks ago
#116 Monthly RGL Thread: July 2021 in TF2 General Discussion
illyaShoutout to RGL considering going into spec for 20 seconds the same thing as installing LMAOBOX onto your computer so my team leader wasn’t allowed to play scrims/matches for a month and a week.

If he got lost on his own keyboard trying to find the button to change teams, after fumbling and accidentally pressing it while waiting to respawn, then it's really no great loss.
He's clearly not meant for multitasking. With playing the game not distracting him anymore he can now focus on leading the team.

And if he didn't get lost...

posted 2 weeks ago
#109 Monthly RGL Thread: July 2021 in TF2 General Discussion

RGL about RGL Mods

posted 2 weeks ago
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