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#18 Quality Single Player Games w/ Short Stories in Other Games

Okami HD ~30-40 hours
Pyre ~10-13 hours

posted 3 months ago
#154 FROYO medic in TF2 General Discussion

It doesn't matter if toxicity/bigotry is the reason why "the community is shrinking and dying" or not. Dealing with it shouldn't be an entry tax to playing the game

its exhausting sharing space in the community with people that just want to tear others down

posted 4 months ago
#185 RGL S9 Advanced Happenings/Discussion in TF2 General Discussion

it hasn't been picked in invite either

posted 6 months ago
#7 RGL S9 Invite Happenings/Discussion in TF2 General Discussion
scratchhEveryone Congratulate Moppies On Her First ever Invite win!

too bad it comes at the cost of fyg getting a win in invite

posted 7 months ago
#27 can we get paid our prize money please in TF2 General Discussion

I dm'd and asked exa:

As of Jan 1st 2022 Paypal and Venmo will be required to provide users with a 1099-K form if they receive $600 or more over a tax year. RGL wants to revamp their payout system to automate sending out money on an individual basis instead of all to team leaders to distribute to their players. This would greatly decrease the odds the average player would need to fill out a 1099-K form. Sigafoo will deliver the payouts through the traditional way this weekend if he can't finish the new system.

posted 8 months ago
#6 Let's talk about the Unity ruleset in TF2 General Discussion

koth inherently avoids all issues the unity ruleset tries to combat
we should just play it instead :)

posted 8 months ago
#12 Timeless LFT Scout in Recruitment (looking for team)

good chill dm

posted 8 months ago
#48 sin karma? in TF2 General Discussion

he is reacting to their push in comms before anyone sees it after glancing at the wall

Can't you hear the other team yelling medic before their push? No one on his team called for med (chat box didn't show medic).

Edit: 8-9 seconds, you hear "thanks doc" unless that's his teammates, but doubt it?

yeah it could be audio but he also doesn't begin to say anything until he partially turns (presumably seeing thru the wall), not when you can hear the medic masking or the scout voiceline

considering his laundry list of autodet/wallhack/aimlock accusation submissions do u think hes just being super audio aware and guessing their push or is it exactly what it looks like

edit: actually yeah watching it a few more times it could just be audio, the timing of his call just also happens to line up with him potentially walling as well

posted about a year ago
#34 sin karma? in TF2 General Discussion

he is reacting to their push in comms before anyone sees it after glancing at the wall

posted about a year ago
#3 ultiduo dream team in TF2 General Discussion

2 delpo

posted about a year ago
#43 RGL: Money and Development- A Spectator Suggestion in TF2 General Discussion
mr_popoI played in playoffs and won 2 out of 4 seasons. Played in grand finals 3 times.

how many grand finals have you played?

Here's some hidden lore. Midway through playoffs in season 29 (the season where we salvaged Alfa's team after roster locks), Alfa wanted to forfeit if we made grand finals because he was scared of possibly losing to scratch/juju. Thankfully he was convinced to play by me/bobby and that ended up being an amazing grand finals.

"how many (open) grand finals have you played?"

said to the players playing in a higher division than you

posted about a year ago
#138 Thank You Letter to RGL in TF2 General Discussion
CatalystProve the rule is either, unenforceable, inconsistent, or burdensome to comply with. While also not giving the league any tangible benefit. RGL bad, but actually demonstrate to them why they're bad so they stop it.

I'll try to talk about this then.

1.) This rule is proven unenforceable. Players have and continue to submit fake demos while getting away with it because RGL requests so many they can't check them all. Considering that players have submitted fake demos even recently I have to assume RGL has not made any progress on developing a tool to automate sending and checking random demo requests. This rule can be considered ineffective at providing benefit to the league because players already can sidestep the intended effect of the rule (i.e. not record demos)

2.) There is also something to be said over not every div admin actually bothering to send demo checks. It has a certain kind of irony that div admins can't be bothered to request demos like they are told to, and then proceed to punish players for not recording like they are told to.

3.) Lets do some math and figure out how burdensome the current rules would be on average players.

A player who plays HL+6s regular seasons would have an average of
[(1/6)*(16) + (1/9)(7)] = ~3.44 demo checks per season, or ~10.33 demo checks per year.
Over 4 years this would come out to an average of 41 demo checks. I can easily believe this number because I have been demo checked 5 times over ~20-30 officials.

This player with a 90% pass rate over 4 years of average demo checks would be permabanned from the league, and with a 92.6% pass rate would incur a season long ban towards the end of that 4 year period.

If somebody responds to this post with some shit like "Imagine If You Ran 10% Of All Red Lights You Encountered" or something similar ill be disappointed and not likely to engage in discussion any farther.

I think a big disconnect for the ETF2L players posting in this thread is that ETF2L likely requests a magnitude less of random checks from them, so failing 3 or 4 demo checks is a noticeably harder ordeal. Given that etf2l still has a handful of players banned from missing demo checks, if you increase the magnitude of checks tenfold, I imagine it would be noticeably more than just a handful. You consider it reasonable for warnings to expire after 4 years, but also probably receive 1/4th of the warnings/checks or less. I'm not an ETF2L player so I might be speaking out of my ass, but I don't really see this being discussed.

4.) As I talked about in earlier posts, anticheat can still do their job effectively even with warnings expiring in, say, a year. Atempts to abuse that system could easily be punished in a multitude of ways, and practically speaking nobody who is going to cheat in this game will wait for the free demo check fail whenever they decide to. Demo check warnings expiring to give leniency for the occasional mistake is never going to be deciding factor on whether AC can determine if a player is cheating anyways.

If you believe that no mistakes should go unpunished except the first over a 4 year period, I think that is absurd given that for the average player missing a demo check is completely benign. The normal player is still incentivized to record demos if they receive 10 demo checks per year, making a failed check expire after 1 year is not going to change much in practice besides making it much easier for players to avoid 3month bans / Permabans.

5.) When considering the impact this rule has on the anticheat team- they have operated with this system of warnings not expiring since the 6s league's inception and have still been completely ineffective in multiple circumstances.

The anticheat team has probably gotten 1 permaban on a suspected cheater for 4 demo infractions and uses that as justification for the rule existing in its current form- as if they need it to be this exact way to accomplish that instead of just idk, requesting multiple demos at once shortly after the first failed check.

Ultimately my opinion basically boils down to:
I do not think a rule being consistent justifies it being absurd. No matter which way you spin it average non-cheating members of the community will make benign mistakes and forget to record demos / setup configs improperly / what have you. I myself missed my 2nd demo check because I had done a reinstallation of the game and discovered that the valve autorecord feature turned off when I did so despite no other option in the advanced option menu doing so to telegraph to me that I needed to check this. Obviously with hindsight I know why this happened, but in the moment its not something you think about. The idea of getting 41 checks and only have 1 miss be free, a second being a stern warning with a 2 week ban, and then major seasonal/permabans after seems like overkill to me personally. This isn't something like driving a car where running 1/10th of your red lights will kill pedestrians, it isn't something like slur bans where you need to make an active decision to say hateful things. This is a rule designed to encourage players to record demos for an anticheat team, that's all. People should be allowed to make infrequent mistakes, and suspected cheaters looking to abuse that avenue can still be gotten at with a bit of brainpower.

None of this post relates to antler's case specifically, so do try to tie any of this to his circumstances thank you.

posted about a year ago
#69 Thank You Letter to RGL in TF2 General Discussion
Dave_the_IrateI don't play RGL, but I don't understand why you think this timeframe is unreasonable. Does RGL have considerably more requests than ETF2L? Because I've had to provide POV demos about 3 times in ~5 years and over 150 officials. I think 4 years strikes a balance between not punishing genuine ancient history, without removing the consequences for not recording. What do you regard as a better timeframe?

It seems this recently banned player has failed to provide demos 3 times in under two years, which is clearly a severe lack of diligence on their part if not something malicious. Has this player actually provided a demo at all in that time, or are people defending someone who has just repeatedly failed to provide demos?

RGL random checks are 1 player per team in each match (assuming the div admins actually follow through with policy, which not all do)
If you play 6s actively this averages to 8 demo checks per year (16 matches * 3 seasons * 1/6th chance), and the chance also rises slightly if you play HL.

Assuming the normal ETF2L player has a similar experience to you and has provided 3 per demos per 5 years (0.6 per year) this would mean you submit roughly 13x the amount of the demos in RGL than ETF2L.

I personally have been demo checked 5 times since random demo checks started getting enforced (roughly a year ago) and I've played about 20 officials in that time between 6s and HL.

posted about a year ago
#65 Thank You Letter to RGL in TF2 General Discussion
SetsulAnd the hill you've chosen to die on is the case of the guy who failed with that "incentive" and a ban twice in three months.
So your suggestion is what, exactly? That he shouldn't have been banned on the second offence? That he shouldn't be banned now for the third? Because unless you're suggesting it should all be forgotten after every season or 3 months he absolutely would've been banned by now.
What exactly is the "incentive" if there are no consequences?
Do you honestly believe he would've started consistently recording demos without the ban? Or would he have failed the next check as well?

Innocent? In what sense? He broke a rule, he's being punished for that. That rule is the obligation to upload demos when requested.
Is he innocent in the sense that he didn't cheat? Probably. Maybe. WE CAN'T FUCKING KNOW BECAUSE HE WON'T UPLOAD HIS DEMOS.

He shouldn't be banned as if it his his third offense when his first warning was 1.5 years ago and most normal people agree should have expired. This should be a 2 week ban.

Failing demo checks is largely something that punishes players innocent of cheating and this is by design so that all players will record demos. Since this is known and acknowledged it should also follow that the rule includes ways for players who are clearly not malicious to have some sort of forgiveness so that a moment of negligence doesn't result in them being banned for an entire season over two warnings they incurred potentially four years ago.

posted about a year ago
#63 Thank You Letter to RGL in TF2 General Discussion
SetsulnablaIf somebody is suspected of being a cheater you will have plenty of chances to catch them in the act or threaten a cheating ban by 4+ unsubmitted demos in a year if you stop obsessing about "We Cant Let Them Know We Suspect Them" (As if there have literally ever been anticheat bans where the community isn't already suspect of players first)If the foundation of your stance is "random checks have never caught anyone" then anything will be excessive.
Yeah, if you think the AC team has a list of suspected cheaters that they don't do anything about while requesting random demos from everyone else so they can ban them for shits and giggles, then sure, there's no point to any of this.

Random checks do not catch people for cheating, they are incentive for players to record all of their matches so AC knows those demos exist when they request them for AC purposes. This isn't controversial, and is freely admitted by all RGL staff I've talked to. I also never claimed that they shouldn't happen- just that missing one should be forgiven after a reasonable length of time (aka: not 4 years).

And yeah, the AC team in RGL is hugely understaffed and ineffective so there really is no point to them making sure people have their demos anyways. Their excuse for not opening cases against known cheaters in the past has been "nobody submitted a formal report". Nobody outside of exa/sigafoo/the AC team knows how many people are actually in it- but my educated guess is no more than 3 active members and its also likely none of them are super active in the community.

SetsulDo you seriously believe the guy just won the lottery?
Recorded all those demos except those three and RGL magically managed to request exactly those three?
Come on, go back and check how many demos that were requested from him he did upload.
And no, the three month ban is not meant to be inconsequential. The guy got banned for two weeks for failing to upload a demo three months ago. What is RGL supposed to do? Give up because he just can't be bothered and banning him isn't working?

Antler's specific case is an example of the rule punishing somebody innocent, but isn't the end all be all of what makes this rule stupid.
The concept of warnings not expiring for 4 years for something this trivial is just silly, and I don't feel like it should be controversial at all.

posted about a year ago
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