'99 Assault 2019: Twenty Years of Unreal Tournament - we should celebrate

Discussion in 'General' started by endgegner, Sep 7, 2019.

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Would you be available/willing to participate in some oldschool UTA Assault?

Poll closed Oct 26, 2019.
  1. Yes, and I will make myself available Nov 30th

    58.8%
  2. Yes, and I will make myself available Dec 1st

    47.1%
  3. Sounds good, but I'd need to know more

    29.4%
  4. Maybe...

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. No.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I need a copy of UT99.

    5.9%
  7. Fuck you.

    5.9%
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  1. endgegner

    endgegner The Saviour of UTA. Worship me as DJ worships sofa

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    November 30, 1999 was the release of what many of us still consider to be the best game (or one of the best) of all time.

    The Unreal Tournament Assault community has been there since the beginning, and although a lot of us have moved on to different things, it might be nice to get together one last night for some oldschool Unreal Tournament Assault action and celebrate 20 years of the game we've known and loved.

    November 30th, 2019 is a Saturday which could make for a fun weekend.

    Unsure what we could do to celebrate, whether just getting a bunch of people together to raid public servers, getting mega PUGs going, having an oldschool clan war or two, or a Survivor™ night. People can vote here or leave comments below.

    Let's not squander this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
     
  2. Snuggs

    Snuggs Che, Mr. Obscure

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    if i can sort my old UT PC :)
     
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  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus »MayHem«

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    Have no means of playing the game or else I would still be playing now (if others still are)
     
  4. fat jeff

    fat jeff Member

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    Sounds fun
     
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  5. endgegner

    endgegner The Saviour of UTA. Worship me as DJ worships sofa

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    If this is something which the community would like to take part in, it's important that the community as a whole develops some consensus on how to appropriately mark the event. A lot of the currently "active" players joined after 2003, and it would be nice to get some input from some of the more original members as well.

    https://www.strawpoll.me/18604091
     
  6. Maxiz!

    Maxiz! Heather_Morris^

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    Hi.
     
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  7. DARKMEDOR

    DARKMEDOR Member

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  8. Cyborg

    Cyborg I am the liquor

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    Count me in
     
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  9. Tompa

    Tompa ~dzz~

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    Roger That!
     
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  10. sneez

    sneez Well-Known Member

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    lol
     
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  11. pinkbandit

    pinkbandit Member

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    I’m up for that! Not so sure about the old desktop, might take a week or so to do all the scans!
     
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  12. Maxiz!

    Maxiz! Heather_Morris^

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    mr "i dont visit forums anymore since anti banned me"
     
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  13. NoMeRcY

    NoMeRcY ~dzz~

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    Good idea! Wouldn't miss it.
     
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  14. Morpheus

    Morpheus »MayHem«

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    Would be good if some of the older lot somehow got linked to this thread.
    NRG, AI, Luna, cne, ion, etc etc and popped up for a few games.
     
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  15. Torp

    Torp Hai

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    I think really there are only 2 viable options:

    1) Depending on numbers, a small cup competition could work. I think we could genuinely pull 30-40 for a one-off period event. 8 teams of 4v4 could be nice. Or 6 teams of 6v6. Best way to manage this would be as a draft to even out the playing field. Although I think some clans could join together if its for the cause and it doesnt create an imbalance! The only downside is you would need 2-3 servers to make it run on an evening, so a weekend event or even a week long event is probably better.

    2) Survivor - For me this makes more sense with where the community is right now, although not sure how this would reach out to the older players considering this event was a relatively new idea. The only downside is you are probably limiting player count. I think it was 16v16 in the past? Can more people join a server or is that the limit? Would be crap for some to miss out should we get decent numbers.

    I think the issues really are numbers and servers, but deciding which event to play is key. Pugs for me is useless as we do this anyway each week, there would be nothing "special" about this as an anniversary, same goes for publics.
     
  16. endgegner

    endgegner The Saviour of UTA. Worship me as DJ worships sofa

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    Ideally I would like this to be something special that showcases what Assault is and has been all about. Survivor, although very fun, is not necessarily going to showcase what Assault is all about. I would love it if you would be involved with organizing this, given that you're one of the primary driving forces keeping UTA alive.
     
  17. Torp

    Torp Hai

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    Absolutely.

    A cup would be ideal really but i think we would need 40 players.
     
  18. Morpheus

    Morpheus »MayHem«

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    Nearer the time il see if I can borrow a laptop off someone for a few weeks. Install UT il get a mouse and headset from the shop.
     
  19. Bart

    Bart Mister Mediocre

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    Sure i'm for it.

    I've even my UT-folder (with all scripts und LAS 1.40) lying around in my backup.
     
  20. Torp

    Torp Hai

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    As hopefully we will arrange something around Halloween weekend, just to advise everyone that our IRC server is still running and used.

    PUGs are played every sunday, but no reason why pugs cannot happen mid-week. If some oldschoolers want to practice a bit in preparation for something, lets get some regular pugs going in the evenings!

    irc.utassault.net
    #utapug

    Or more details here:

    https://forums.utassault.net/index....formation-pugs-community.120521/#post-1636208
     
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