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#219 NHL Megathread in Off Topic

So happy for bobrovsky. let's go cats!

posted 3 weeks ago
#17 Save tf2 in TF2 General Discussion
titanfall 2 suffered from a similar issue where the servers kept getting ddos by a bunch of morons to the point where you couldnt find a game through the official client and it got completely fixed and its fully playable nowadays and the game makes a fraction of what tf2 makes
this is pure valve negligence and the fact they need every bit of negative publicity to come their way to even do something regarding this its baffling to me
but its pretty safe to say they clearly dont give a fuck

Maybe you missed my point. Here is a list of things valve has done for tf2:

If you look closely, there was a DDOS incident they fixed, which is more comparable to the issue you described. This issue is completely different from the problem of aimbots/cheating which the whole industry has not solved yet. Valve is a pioneer in the gaming industry and so maybe it's reasonable to ask more of them, but to say they haven't tried is wrong and putting your head in the sand.

posted 1 month ago
#12 Save tf2 in TF2 General Discussion
mousiopebut valve letting racism remarks slide in their games it would bring a far more negative publicity and force them no fix the game since we all know they dont give a fuck about the cheating part

It's well known that Valve makes most of its money from the Steam Store, and is also a private comany. This insulates them from a lot of motivation to do anything the public wants. Comparison example: You can be sexist in any CS lobby, but be banned in any Riot game.

Some other strategies might be needed. I watched Uncle Dane's FixTF2 video, which has an appeal to ego (asking Robin Walker if botopia is the legacy he wants to leave), which I think is a nice approach that might not have been explored yet.

Edit: Additionally, I will say that also in the video, it is said that cheating is an industry wide problem. The task of solving the bot crisis is not trivial at all, and it's not completely true to say that Valve has done nothing to try. I think that the sentiment that Valve "just needs to do X" is pretty optimistic. When we ask for the bot crisis to be solved, we are asking for a lot.

posted 1 month ago
#23 GPT-4o is insane in Off Topic
springrollsEven research level stuff (let's say getting published in NeurIPS/ICLR/ICML etc.) doesn't need to have a ton of math depending on what you do.

Is this even true lol. For the conferences you mentioned almost all papers are primarily math.

posted 1 month ago
#1 Backroom Interviews - Localhost Philly 2023 Lan in LAN Discussion

Hi all. Since I graduated from college the files in my drive will be nuked soon, so I decided to upload some scuffed interviews I helped make happen at the Localhost Philly Lan in 2023. Feedback is appreciated for whoever wants to do these in the future! (possibly me)

G6 caps
FROYO b4nny
FROYO meyy
GC Shamoo
GC pauldogg
FORD sandblast
FORD ronz

Thanks to Resup for letting me do these interviews.
Also, thanks to marmaloo and zilly for doing these interviews, as well as all the interviewees that volunteered!

P.S. can someone recommend a free filehosting service I can move the unedited Lan photos to? (not imgur im not allowed to publicize them)

posted 1 month ago
#9 Philly LAN 2024 (20-21 July 2024) in LAN Discussion
That or they could probably utilize the cams attached to the monitors, and kind of do a csgo cam/pov switcher:

These monitor cams belong to a different production company that's there so that's why previous lans there didn't use it.

posted 2 months ago
#3 RGL: Reiterating AC Policies in TF2 General Discussion

Is this sufficient enough for tftv to start banning witch-hunt threads?

edit: Looks like it was always banned. Just not enforced anymore and looks like no one cares.

posted 3 months ago
#60 Banned from RGL for being an "Alternate Account" in TF2 General Discussion

Anti-cheat evidence is kept confidential, and this is intentional. There's literally nothing you can do to reverse your ban unless you buy a yacht for an AC admin or something.

What if you just created another account though? They can't ban you for alting cause that would imply the previously banned account was actually you. The only possible ban they could do is claim you are still an alt of your roommate. But this time, why don't you collect more evidence like live gameplay with cam? Or ask RGL what would be enough (if they care to even answer)? This may seem over the top but honestly, you don't have many options at all.

posted 5 months ago
#7 rahThread: AI players in TF2 General Discussion

I’ve thought about related topics in this field (multi-agent reinforcement learning) before, so here’s a partially thought out answer if you really care.

The most relatable result would be in 2019, when OpenAI Five beat the reigning Dota 2 TI Champions OG in a BO3. This was a big deal, since not only is Dota 2 a complex game, the AI would have had to navigate cooperation between players on the team while working adversarially against others. However, it’s kind of hard in practice to create a TF2 version of this, even if you ignore sniper/scout. The primary barrier is data/computational power. The idea is that the AI learns by playing games against itself repeatedly. The amount of computational power needed to have the AI get to a pretty high level is most likely too expensive for peons. Not only is the training expensive, it’s also not cheap to consistently run the AI and get them to play games against players. I also don’t know how convincing the Dota 2 match was since I don’t play that game (it may have suffered the same hallucinations as the early AlphaGo versions), but generally if you want to improve performance, you just need to run more iterations of self-play, which would cost even more resources. Now maybe there exist people that have access to these resources and are able to design a reinforcement learning algorithm for TF2, so it’s theoretically possible.

However, it’s quite an open problem to create an AI that “mimics” real players in these complex problems. When these AI are trained, they are aiming to win the game, not to act like a player at some level. Thus, if you are able to play against such AI as described before, I think you could learn a thing or two, but you could definitely feel that you are playing against bots and not humans.

Let me know if you have any questions!

posted 5 months ago
#6 I want your weird and unserious frags! in Videos
Brock you dont even know what the fuck I'm referring too between him and me
God forbid anyone is transparent on this shitshow.

When you apologize to someone about a private matter you do it privately. Hope this helps!

posted 5 months ago
#39 really bad tf2 memes (ill start)... in TF2 General Discussion;

posted 6 months ago
#38 really bad tf2 memes (ill start)... in TF2 General Discussion;

posted 6 months ago
#62 Admins Unjustly Force a Forfeit in Grand Final in TF2 General Discussion
workingondyingYeah I was just speculating there and throwing out the idea to get activity into the forum.

So you just want attention. Well congrats, you got it but at the cost of looking like a clown to the international TF2 scene.

posted 7 months ago
#61 RGL PUGs Public Alpha in Projects
alfredodanElo in team games are bad.

I just want to be clear I think the Elo rating system is good for 1v1 games like chess, but not as good in 6v6 for example. For a matchmaking system to actually work, there needs to be some skill estimation used. Valve uses a modified Glicko system for example, with MMR being a skill estimation. The key thing here is that people should not know their MMR or rating, it should only be used for the matchmaking system.

bearodactyljust let people captain lol humans are better at picking than some dumb system

I simply disagree. I feel like this only works for circlejerks where everyone knows everyone else.

posted 7 months ago
#56 RGL PUGs Public Alpha in Projects

I'm not entirely sure how the Elo is implemented here, but it seems like some initial guess is based on some past results. Ideally people play a couple pugs (kinda how you play placement games) so that their Elo is closer to their true skill. Again I'm not entirely sure about the details of implementation (Elo is not designed for team games. I have many problems with this), but I wouldn't claim the matchmaking system doesn't balance teams well based on 3 games.

posted 7 months ago
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