MAKE ET GREAT AGAIN

QuoteDisclaimer: Since admins still didn't see / don't want to accept the news item I published on my birthday. I post it here as a journal. Please try to keep it clean and tidy in the comments even if, I know, it's hard sometimes. Have a nice read! :{D

Dear computer friends,

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We all remember spending hours to set up next level tactics. The excitement before playing an official match. That moment before the game sending SMS to that guy who's always late while the enemy team looks at the clock to get the forfeit win. We also remember warming up our hands during a cold winter or washing our hands during summer time not to start a game with sweaty hands.

Do or die trying



I see a lot of people whether it's on YouTube, Reddit, Twitter, all these new social media that people seem to use a lot nowadays, saying they miss this game and asking whether it's dead or not. It's surely not as active as it used to be but we're still here.

I have a couple of ideas in my mind to bring back some more activity but your opinion is also more than welcome!

Ranking


ClanBase, ESL and (if I'm not mistaking) Cybergamer stopping to host any tournaments killed the competitive scene. We still have some One Day Cups from time to time but it brings not so much in terms of activity. This is an important aspect of the game cause most of us are competitors. We're here for the great plays but not only. We look for something in ET that we cannot find in any other game: SKILL. That also means we need an anti-cheat software...

Media coverage


Of course, having news on crossfire is a good thing but it's for "the elite". I think ET needs to go with the trend beside being an old game. We need to gain visibility to let the retired/old gamers know that we're still around and it's still possible to play. Activity won't magically appear. You can count on me to use my spamming skills for good this time eheheh (I've already started). This way, we could even attract new players and why not have some teams come back!

Gathering platforms


Nobody wants to wait for hours to find a game. Most of the games nowadays have enough activity to play within the next couple of minutes. Can you imagine waiting an hour to play a 1hour game? Unless you don't value time, nobody wants this. Some of us still use irc(?) some others discord... Let's get our sh1t together and use a single platform known from all ETPlayers.

Troubleshooting


Let's be honest, for many players installing W:ET is a pain in the a$$. One of the main reason being that the game is old and graphic cards / CPU never stop improving making our game obsolete in this regard. I'm sure someone in here is gifted enough to make a good launcher.

Money, money, money


I'm always surprised by the amount of work ETPlayers put without expecting anything in exchange. They just do it for the love of the game. Nevertheless, cash prize will surely bring some top players back. I already see you coming: "LOL WHO WOULD LIKE TO PUT MONEY IN AN OLD GAME". You're somehow right, but please explain to me why in 2018 some kids still play low graphics games like Minecraft? I don't think the game itself is the problem but rather the support from the developers. If you look at Dota, it survived throughout the years, same for CS, same for Starcraft thanks to the support. If you're still skeptical about the graphics part, we now have ET:LEGACY that can bring a bit of freshness and make ET look better!

Sponsors

Even if we are a bunch of retards, we are one of the oldest gaming community. Big companies don't want to disappoint the ones who always backed them up. The one who are somehow responsible for their success and technological improvements. The ones who spent YEARS using their products
Us, ETPlayers

Since the game is now a freeware, it means we have access to the code. You don't need to be Einstein to understand that a part of the money from today's games come from the players themselves. What about creating some exclusive content? Maybe some weapon skins like in CS:GO or having the logo #follow.et with a couple e-medals on your e-jacket? Of course, we need to make it in a way that nobody can have them except the one who put a couple of bucks in the game. Just a suggestion...

Final words


If you read everything until here and forgave my englando, congratz! I gave you my insight and (I hope), gave you some solutions to our problems. If you think something is missing, if you have some concerns, please write them down below or pm me.

I, MarseilleLeFrancis, am definitely willing to put effort into bringing the best FPS "Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory" back to life. However, I won't be able to do everything on my own. We need to play it smart and as a team. "v23!"

QuoteMoviemakers, shoutcasters, e-journalists, admins, streamers, ETPlayers and even n00bs! This is a call to arms! Together, we will make ET great again!


I will edit the lists below with people who would like to take part in this project! Let me know!

Germany kemon (ET:Legacy)


You?


MarseilleLeFrancis (nerds lover)
Germany kemon


Once I consider we have enough nerds people in each category. We will gather and take action. Please don't apply if you don't have ~3-4hours/week to share.

Passionately yours,
Marseille LeFrancis - An enthusiastic player

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Updates

15/10/2018 - https://www.crossfire.nu/journals/view/cid/182420








Comments
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Amen mother fuckers
ET LAN DOCUMENTARY 2 will happen pal
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you still a fag?
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i dont think u will say the same after seeing my 30cm biceps
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good effort
Yeah. Let’s go.
Always nice to have your backup m8
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Best journal on crossfire.
That sounds great. Like we discussed yesterday, I personally and we as the ET: Legacy dev team are happy to support any serious effort of getting another tournament going.

Regarding your points:
• Ranking
We have the skill rating system coming with the new release. I posted an article about that a while ago here.
With this ranking it is possible to properly compare the skill of players, since XP aren't suited for that whatsoever. In the long-run it would theoretically be possible to create match-making on top of that.
https://www.crossfire.nu/news/8949/et-legacy-introducing-skill-rating

• Gathering platforms
For ET: Legacy we also had that 'situation' that a good portion of our followers do not want to ditch IRC in favour of a shady corporate chat client (Discord). However, we agreed that we will continue running both and now have a bridge bot posting the messages to the other channel respectively. We would be happy hosting something comparable for the competitive scene/a possible tournament. We are a small community and we can't afford leaving people out.

• Troubleshooting
That is a good point. For newcomers getting ET to run is a pain. With the upcoming Legacy release we fixed a (self-created) nasty error and now it should be quite smoothly. However, please let us know what can be done as this is a continuous effort.


So, like I said, I myself and the rest of the Legacy team are motivated to support you guys in this effort.
Let us know what we can do.
Aw man, would love a 6v6. I wonder how many signups would a 6v6 tournament get if there was a €200 prize pool. Would be cool if cf had a donate button and every month a tourney was run with proceeds from donations going into the prize pool.
Great idea, already got something similar in mind! ;{D
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Are you going to push the admins for a donate button?
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money would just get stolen again :D need a lawyer first
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You would need proper anticheat before playing cups with money prizes
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Surely willing referees would suffice
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I think so too. Especially in a tournament there are so many eyes fixed on the player and if it's a LAN it should be relatively easy to prevent third-party software from being installed, since the computers are usually provided, no?
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Offline competition is not and has never been a problem. The problem is online. There will be cheaters for sure. If someone is highly suspicious, admins can take action against this player but then it's subject to discussion, as always. Some players have so much "experience" with cheating that it's impossible for the others to see. I mean they will have decent accuracy and wont be shooting through walls like retards. These players are the problem as they may win some eventual cashprize when they clearly do not deserve it. Hence, I think that an anti-cheat for online competition is a must have.
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Ah, I'm sorry. I misunderstood then. The problem with having Anti-Cheat measures in ET: Legacy is that we are an open-source project. This means that all mechanisms we take are clearly visible in the code and anyone can clearly check how to circumvent that. With that I'm not saying we aren't trying, we just have to consider other approaches as well.
For example in this discussion here we talked about using machine-learning to analyze player behaviour. In other words, using some form of AI to do the job of server admins.

If any of you have experience with Anti-Cheat or even explicit ideas of how to implement that in an open-source project, please contact me. We would love to have you aboard as your skills will help shape ET: Legacy to be properly suitable for competitive play.
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Dziękuję m8! Would old CB admin Shoerek be willing to put some time helping with tournament organisation?
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naah, you will be fine without me :D
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Skill is Quake, Skill with Teamplay is ET
I'll give you a sticky for a month or so because holy fuck, you mother fuckers have no chill.

Good luck.
Thxm8. No time for chilling n00bs wont get owned on their own.
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que du lourd encore crache ce putain de feux sur Marseille frère aller cracher de Marseille aux Amériques on pompe ta merde à fonds LeFrancis mon ordinateur en a chaud au processeur central de traitement si si ça cartonne le support monétaire tu n'as pas à te faire du souci je vends ses démos et configs ET en fichier électronique que Washington recherche à prix d'or frère

Salutation signe par chronomètre le prochain joueur en placement numéro UN sur ce putain de tableau de placement électronique pour ET
Bordel de merde chronomètre une écriture de qualité digne d'un vrai gangster et gentleman. On recherche les gros billets pour leur péter des chevilles t'entends? La rive sud française te remercie pour ton apport financier, les connexions outre Atlantique sauveront ET et feront trembler Washington. Fais aller, fais aller putain de merde.
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CRONO WTF TES ALIVE?!?!?
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ben oui men haha ques tu fais el gros
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its death let it go friends and go outside do alcohol and drugs instead =)
LeFrancis posting on CF in 2018?! Le gasp.

Hope you're doing well, greetings from your m8 azuKi. :{D
OMG AZUKI M8 I sent you message on steam few months ago i dont know if you received it but youre invited to join our professional gayming whatsapp group
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Oh, probably not, I don't go on Steam much anymore. My potato only runs League nowadays haha.
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ET:LEGACY? what?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlvxU8t0cyw
We are actively trying to overhaul the original ET by fixing bugs, removing deprecated dependencies and generally updating and cleaning the code. ET: Legacy is fully compatible with ET 2.60b except for ETPro. Unfortunately, we can't support ETPro. The reason can be found here.

Aside from code updates, we are also working on improving the graphics. The upcoming 2.76 release will include a heavily improved additional render, as well as optionally a retexture pack and overhauled versions of Frostbite, by Moonkey and Bergen, by Detoeni.

Since we can't assure compatibility with ETPro and the ETPro devs are inactive, the competitive scene didn't really care. It would be great, however, if you guys were to try it. The legacy mod is basically the intended replacement for ETPro and except for the built-in AC, it's highly similar.

If you want to follow the development more closely or want to report issues, please find us on Discord. If you find bugs or want certain features to be implemented you can also directly submit a request or report on our tracker.
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(+) good looking ET so noobs get attracted to play / motivated and active developers / already several maps overhauled
(-) not really ready for competition
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Fully agree. So far, the majority of reporters and developers are from casual play. That is why most bug fixes and ease-of-use improvements have been in favour of that player section. However, with your help, we can shape Legacy, so that it is suitable for you. We are in active development, so you can help develop and shape your desired gaming experience. Please help us, create an ideal mod for you.
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There is this guy chaplja... ive heard he can code aimbotz lets give him all our money so he can code an anticheat
Tzac was good anticheat tbh. It worked well enough and he certainly had the understanding of what and how to do, be it because of cheat developing or whatever.
Only sad and lame part is his disappearing after he got paid that x amount
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XD or gather all xiiters and pay them a trip to lan where you 1v1 them to teach them a lesson
good money investment imo
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i would join on this + contact Ronda Rousey to help
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It's so nice to see you putting effort in this Francis :)
ET Legacy is our hope!
Thanks for your nice words my computer friend
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Still not dead yet <3
Nice try, you showed the problems but no solutions - the Skin effect would be nice but will never happen. It was a funny time with ET but people getting older and real life stuff to do, the game isn't easy for new players.

Good luck! Et was great!
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