i'm sorrry ottodogx u have made me realize
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kawai feel like there should be a rotation of default bans every week, ie every week there are 2-3 maps banned by default
could solve the problem weebwhacker mentions
We've discussed this, just kind of hard to figure out how often/how many maps we rotate out of the pool each week (I remember walrex and I doing a bunch of math trying to figure out different ways to rotate it), we're still looking at it though
I think elmaxo made it clear he has enough to talk about the good things he has done for the community (winnings in RGL/ESEA, resupp, etc). If you wanna talk about controversies, I get that, b4nny isn't a holistically favorable figure, but avoid things that are just gossip. Tftv can only give you gossip I won't lie man, I would reach out to other larger figures in the community and just ask their experiences and thoughts in a non biased way (i.e don't ask "what beef do you have with b4nny" ask "what are your experiences with b4nny"). Tftv is not a good place for this.
dingoif they really want to eliminate sandbaggers i would just force that team to move up or they dont get to play. not saying that i agree with that just what i would do
Just hard to do that with advanced, as invite is the only div we can move them too and it's hard to balance teams that actually want to be in invite and are capable vs. teams that are invite capable that don't want to be there. We do that with other divs though.
We typically just don't want whole rosters playing in adv season after season, hence we tend to lightly restrict them after they place top 3. Plus, as mentioned, this season advanced is just holistically weaker. We've typically only restricted players from their main if they placed top 4 in invite on it, with Kronge receiving very few restrictions overall the past few seasons they played. This season it's stronger to reflect the weaker div as a whole.
Litrono hate, just wondering why this rule is being ignored here
That rule was intended to be Main and below, will make sure it's updated to reflect this.
We're delaying the season by 1 week, see adjusted season dates here: https://rgl.gg/?a=1665&r=40
All dates on the website and previous articles will be adjusted over the next day or so.
Just a point of clarification, the map pool is in order of maps played (i.e week 1 is process, week 2 snake, etc)
czarchasm00Is it a mistake that it's koth_bagel_b5 and not koth_bagel_rc5? RC5 is the most recent version
okyaaaSo why does RGL announce the map pool first and then wait to announce the order? Don't know if it has ever been explained.
I was just slow pushing this article out, that's on me. Meant to get it out earlier this week.
Season 11 Map Pool, Admin List, and Changes article found here.
The map pool for Newcomer-Main will be as follows:
Alternative Map - cp_metalworks_f5
The alternative map is a map that IM and Main teams can agree to opt into if they do not want to play the regular map for the week. For this season, the alternative map will be cp_metalworks_f5.
Invite and Advanced Map Pool
The map pool for Invite and Advanced will use a slightly altered map pool used by the rest of the league.
Invite and Advanced will also be offered the option to vote out one map and vote in two more, for a total of nine maps. This voting will take place after registration closes, once teams have been placed. The Invite and Advanced admins will reach out to teams in both divisions and provide them with a google form where they can vote. Please note that the alternative 5cp map will not apply to Invite and Advanced, as these divisions will continue doing pick/bans for map selection instead of a weekly map rotation.
The admin list for Season 11 is as follows:
Head Admin - virgil
- Invite - Walrex
- Advanced - je'mond
- Main - reno
- Intermediate - Scream
- Amateur - je'mond
- Newcomer - Kitty
- Internal Admins - camp3r, Heks, Spazz, Jamillia
- Invite - virgil
- Advanced - Scream
- Main - nyna
- Intermediate - QueeQuey
- Amateur - reno
- Newcomer - Fleskore
Note: Internal admins will be assisting regular admins/mods with tickets and other internal matters. If you need help, please open a support ticket or reach out to your div admin/mod.
In response to various feedback, we’re trying out a variety of new things for this season, all of which are listed below.
Changes to Restrictions and Sandbagging Policies
We’ve updated our sandbagging policies and roster restriction policies to address holistically strong rosters. In the past, we’ve allowed for entire teams to move down a division provided every player receives a class restriction. However, this has typically shown to not be effective, as the entire team still has synergy and experience from the previous higher division that allow them to perform extremely well in the lower division. As such, we are now restricting all rosters to no more than 4 main class restrictions per 6s roster. This means that you can have no more than 4 different players on a roster that have a restriction on either scout, soldier or demo. We’ll monitor how this new change affects sandbagging this season, and see if the rule needs to be revisited. For more information of class and roster restrictions, please see Rule 1006.2.5 - Sandbagging and Class Restrictions.
Format Wide Config Changes
While configs will remain the same for the Newcomer and Amateur divisions, Intermediate divisions and above will be using the progressive config. This config has a first to 5 win limit for the first 30 minutes, and after 30 minutes has passed, the win limit is reduced to 1+ the current max number of rounds a team has scored. For example, if after 30 minutes the current round score is 3-1, the new round win limit will be reduced to 4. At the moment, there is no upper bound on how long matches will run, but thorough testing shows matches will typically last between 40-50 minutes. Even so, since IM, Main, and Advanced have not ran the config yet, we will be monitoring match length closely and, if needed, will add an overall max match time limit after week two in the season. This config will be named rgl_6s_5cp_match_pro.cfg for 5cp, and rgl_6s_koth_pro.cfg.
Round timers will be reduced to 4 minutes for every div.
The config has been uploaded to RGL’s git for server updates.
In the post s10 survey, 41% of polled players voted to unban the Buffalo Steak Sandvich, 31% voted to keep it banned, and the remaining 28% were neutral. In the spirit of change, we’re unbanning the Buffalo Steak Sandvich this season. We will be monitoring games to see how this item impacts game flow, if it does at all.
Small edit: Changed sultry to version b8
segamwyo someone tell these bloodclaat admins to let us play advanced, or invite, or qualifiers. they are not letting us compete period.
you guys didn't ask to play in invite till like 3 days after reg closed and quals were organized, and we're just working on restricting aim/saf
literally what are u on about
RGL is happy to announce season 11 for 6s!
See the announcement here.
Some important days of note:
- Friday, January 13th - New Team Registration closes at 11:59 pm EST
- Saturday, January 14th - Invite Qualifiers begin
- Saturday, January 21st - Invite Qualifiers end, Invite division finalized
- Sunday, January 22nd - Team placements finalized, division payments finalized, week 1 matches posted
- Tuesday, January 24th - Season 11 matches begin
- Sunday, March 5th - Rosters lock at 11:59 pm EST
- Saturday, March 25th - Last day for regular season matches
- Monday, March 27th - Playoffs begin
- Thursday, April 20th - Last day for playoffs matches
We will be aiming for 10 teams this season in invite. Playoffs for invite will take place in a tournament style weekend format, the dates of which will be decided after discussion with the invite teams. We will aim to decide playoff dates earlier in the season, as they were determined a bit late last season.
Please message Walrex on either steam or discord if your team wishes to play invite, both links can be found here. The invite team spreadsheet can be found here.
Upcoming season changes, any map pool changes, and staff list will be posted in the next week, I'll post that to this thread as well.
Feel free to DM me with questions or post them here.
gianniTim O’Brein’s The Things They Carried - about a platoon of American soldiers fighting on the ground in the Vietnam
Huge second on The Things They Carried, amazing book.
Penpal by Dathan Auerbach was a really haunting read, made me just kinda sit there after finishing it.
Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica was unsettling but a solid read, fairly short iirc.
Tuesday's With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the most moving books I've ever read and really changed a lot of my outlook on life.
If you want a good classic read, Frankenstein was a really enjoyable one.
Philip K. Dick's Ubik was a really solid novel, has a lot of the classic sci-fi shit you see from him and had a really good ending.
I also have some good short sci-fi short stories, The Last Question by Isaac Asimov, Author C. Clarke's Nine Billion Names of God, Karen Joy Fowler's Standing Room Only, Pamela Zoline's Heat Death of the Universe
dingo and walrex!!