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Feedback thread for “Ashville at night” or otherwise known as Ashville_rc2.
Patch notes for rc2d:
- Minor improvements to clipping
- fps improvements regarding fade distance for props
- brushes that were missing due to area-portals are fixed
The title/subject of an Mentoring post should be marked with the class you wish to mentor/be mentored on. It is important to ensure you have a properly formatted title so your post is more likely to be found by potential players.
[Username] - [Class] - Mentee/Mentor
Mentee - Looking to learn
Mentor - Looking to teach
Here are a few examples:
Mothership - Engineer - Mentoring You Today!
Aad - Spy - Looking for Mentor
In your posts, you should also try to include all the following:
- State whether you are a mentor or a mentee
- Availability for mentoring
- What would you like help with
- Any competitive experience
- Link to your Steam profile
Here is an example post:
exa_ - Engineer - Mentor
I am looking to mentor engineers for this upcoming season. I am free anytime during the weekends.
I can go over demo reviews and help you with general map knowledge, positioning, and DM.
Season 1 - Invite - Fast Forward ~ 4th Place
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The Refresh project people just dropped their version of Upward. This one explicitly and intentionally has changes which they describe as small but gameplay-impacting, including removing the infamous through-the-crates angle on last. Several of the bannable map exploits have also been removed.
Post your thoughts, discussions, feedback, complaints, or screenshots here.
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
Fixed an exploit related to players impersonating other Steam accounts
Updated custom player sprays to be disabled for players by default
- Players can opt-in to see custom player sprays on community servers in the Advanced Options menu
- Custom player sprays and other temp files will be deleted when disconnecting from a server
Fixed an exploit related to creating unnamed Normal quality items
Removed the disconnect reason when a player leaves the server
Fixed the Fireproof Secret Diary not cloaking
Fixed the Medic’s weapon not hiding during the High Five taunt
Fixed the equip_region for the Crocodile Dandy
Fixed taunt_medic_heroic.wav not playing during case openings and trade-ups
Fixed the Heavy being able to crouch and jump while stunned
Fixed overhead player icons not drawing while connected to match servers
Fixed Dragon’s Fury projectiles not passing through tf_generic_bomb entities
Updated the tf_generic_bomb entity to allow passing the activator in the OnDetonate output
- Toggle this feature using the Pass Activator option. Default is No.
Updated several of the Summer 2021 cosmetic items to add item_type_name descriptions
Updated the Coffin Nail warpaint for the shotgun to add the missing “has team color paintkit” attribute
Updated material for the Hazard Headgear to fix problems with painting and using minmap
Updated item schema with community fixes from Andrés S. (rabscootle)
Updated Spy invis materials with community fixes from Liam Stone (boba)
Updated description of the “Strange Part: Player Hits” item to match its name
Updated materials for the Time Out Therapy taunt
Updated the material for the RED dueling icon to match the BLU dueling icon
Updated backpack images for the Mislaid Sweater and Mr. Quackers to fix size and centering issues
Updated the description for the Backpack Expander
Updated the Resonation, Aggradation, and Lucidation unusual effects to fix a problem when taunting
Updated Golden Wrench, Saxxy, and Golden Frying Pan kills to use the Australium background for death notices
Updated the link for the New User Forum button in the main menu
Updated/Added some tournament medals
Updated the localization files
- Minor visual fixes
- Minor clipping fixes
- Slightly increased spawn time when attacking last
- Fixed some jumps being made impossible in previous update
- Made some areas like respawn doors smoother to walk past
- Nature & Wildlife preservation measures
Post your thoughts, discussions, feedback, complaints, or screenshots.
In RGL, certain divisions for each format contain league fees for entry. For 6v6, the paid divisions are for Invite, Advanced, Main, and Intermediate. For Highlander, only Invite has a paid entry fee. League entry fees are important for the prize pools that each format can maintain. This is pronounced in our 6v6 format where our estimated prize pools for each season have all been over $9,500 (the previous three seasons had prize pools of over $12,000). In Highlander, Invite has been able to maintain over a $1,000 prize pool for each season.
What does my league fee go to?
Let’s take the example of someone playing in IM. The cost to play in that division is 15 dollars. From that 15 dollars, about .74 cents goes to PayPal as part of their fees, about 33 cents goes to the league to help cover business-related costs (we’ll expand on those below.) Meaning that about 14 of the 15 dollars goes directly into the prize pool.
For Season 5 of Sixes where $13,241.11 is raised ($300 is used to cover site expenses), resulting in a starting amount of $12,941.11. Additionally, $595.89 is used to cover PayPal fees. This amounts to $12,345.21 generated and $12,150 is used for the prize pool. As a result, the remaining $195.21 (12,345.21 - 12,150) goes towards the operational and league costs of the league.
For 6s, each season we calculate the prize pool as we gear up for playoffs. Roughly, the prize pool consists of the sum of league fees received when it’s calculated minus PayPal fees, ~$300 for the site and operational costs, and $150-$300 for waiving league fees for Newbie Team Drive coaches. As an in-depth look, the values for Season 5 were calculated as such:
We then take the net amount and find the largest prize pool we can while keeping two goals in mind:
- Making playoffs in a given division will earn a player the same or more as winning the division below (net, so (earnings/6) - div fee)
- A team’s earnings will be reasonably divisible by six players
For Season 5, that was as follows:
The remaining difference between the prize pool sum and net amount for the prize pool (only $.61 for Season 5 is put back towards league expenses.
In Highlander, Invite teams pay a team fee of $153. With normally 7-Invite teams paying up each season (1 team from Advanced or Challenger getting a free move up), this sums up to the over $1,000 prize pool that Highlander bolsters each season.
- 1st Place - $516
- 2nd Place - $350
- 3rd Place - $158
For the season of Highlander where $1,071 was raised, $33.18 was used to cover PayPal fees. This amounts to $1,037.82 generated of which $1,024 was used for the prize pool. The remaining $13.82 (1,037.82 - 1,024) goes towards the operational and league costs of the league.
In a season of Invite where all 8-teams pay the team fee, $1,169.63 is raised, $37.92 is used to cover PayPal fees. This amounts to $1,131.71 generated of which $1,024 is used for the prize pool. The remaining $107.71 (1,131.71 - 1,024) goes towards the operational and league costs of the league.
Operational costs/expenses are operating costs of running the league, such as the costs related to the site, forums, .gg domain, upgrades to the server to handle traffic, DDoS protection, and general upkeep.
League costs are costs associated with league fees (such as PayPal fees), Newbie Drive coach fees costs, and the prize pool.
The yearly expenses hover around $1000-$1200. Each year, RGL has taken around $300 per season (~$900 per year) out of the prize pool to cover these costs. Specifically, with our forums, we are looking for ways to minimize these costs, which have been around $250 per year.
League fees currently go to two things in RGL:
- League Prize Pools (This is where the vast majority of the fees go towards, allowing us to have bigger prize pools for players)
- Operational costs/expenses (Cost of running the site, RGL services, etc.)
NOTE: Currently, league fees do not go towards the compensation of any RGL staff.
This is an area that RGL is looking into. More specifically, we are looking into providing servers for RGL 6s teams by decreasing the prize pool or increasing the costs of league fees. We hope to provide more updates on this during the offseason.
A small portion of our income comes in each season after the prize pool is decided and announced each season. In the past, this has helped cover operations costs. This year, as we are breaking even (400+), this is extra income. We are looking into options for this, and would like to open discussion with the community. We would like to discuss how this money can be used, such as the following:
- Free cups with a prize pool
- Providing to help fund LAN
- Adding money for the current prize pool
- Providing servers for teams for matches
[1008.5] - POV and STV Demos has been updated to clarify that demo file submission to Discord is an acceptable method.
Regular season rosters deviate depending on the format being played (HL is nine members, Prolander is seven members, etc.). This rule is updated to clarify that players with an active suspension do not count towards a team’s total membership count.
[1008.8] - Score Submission has been updated to clarify that teams that submit an incorrect match score should create a support ticket to fix this error.
[1003.1] - Cheating has been updated to clarify how placements in playoffs are affected in which matches played by a cheater have been overturned.
[1009.4.2] - Default Ringers has been updated to be clearer on what a default ringer is, its guidelines, and what falls under a default ringer.
[1008.14] - Medic Melee Fight has been updated to clarify more cases in which a team automatically forfeits their pick in side color.
[1008.1] - Match Communications has been updated to include that players/teams should not post connect information inside of match comms.
[1008.5] - POV and STV Demos have been updated to include an expiry for demo infractions that are four years or older. This is to address the potential situation with long or old-time players receiving suspensions for old demo offenses that may have been received a long time ago.
Please note that intentionally providing the incorrect demos to an official demo request is considered [1007.2.4] - Fraud.
[1008.7.1] - Match Forfeits has been updated to clarify situations in which match points are redistributed for forfeited matches.
[1005.3] - Multiple Accounts has been updated to align with how matches defaulted in which a cheater has participated.
These bans were enacted before the release of this article. If you would like to file a report, you can do so on our site here. Appeals can also be found on the same page.
**NOTE: We only look at user-submitted reports. If you do not file a report, then there is a good chance we have not seen it and cannot deal with the situation.
The following player(s) have been caught cheating by the RGL Anti-cheat team and will be banned:
- Fresh Kiwi - 2-Years / First cheating offense
- goose - 2-Years / First cheating offense
- Crystal - 2-Years / First cheating offense
- Deathreus - 2-Years / First cheating offense
- recess - 2-Years / First cheating offense
The following player(s) evaded their ban by playing league matches on an alternate account in RGL, while their main account is actively serving a league ban. Their ban will be extended by another year starting when the evasion ban was applied:
The following player(s) evaded their ban by using an alternate account on the RGL site and the RGL Discord, while their main account is actively serving a league ban. Their ban will be extended by another 7-months (6-months for alting on the league site + 1-month for forum ban evasion) starting when the evasion ban was applied:
The following player evaded their ban by playing league matches on an alternate account in RGL, while their main account is actively serving a league ban.
The following players supported the above alt account in evading their ban and will be banned for 6-months:
The following alternate account(s) have been caught connected to existing accounts in RGL by the RGL Anti-cheat team and will be banned:
The following players have been banned and placed on probation:
- shaayy - 6-months - Threats of harm against an RGL staff member.
- troubadour - 9-months - Doxxing and sexual harassment of player(s) in the community.
- Catman - 2-Years - Harassment; involvement in doxxing and death threats of community member(s).
Update on the player(s) that have been banned while on probation:
- dove - Permanent -Continued harassment and doxxing of player(s) in the community. (4th ban inside of RGL, 2nd while on probation)
- Nino - Permanent - Continued use of racist comments during a scrim. (4th ban inside of RGL, 2nd while on probation)
After the minimum period has been served, the player(s) can appeal to have the ban lifted if they can show that they’ve improved themselves and how they interact within the community.
- Sashi - Posting NSFW Content to the RGL Discord. - 3-months
- Alan Dershowitz - Doxxing individual(s) in the community - 6-months
- Unknown - Breaking RGL’s player code of conduct. - Permanent
The following player(s) have/had been suspended for 1-6 weeks for their usage of racist slurs, homophobic or transphobic language, excessive toxicity and flaming, or derogatory language on our platforms. Repeat offenders will get longer ban lengths.
- Bazinga! - Use of a racial slur during a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
- Kansiwiz - Use of a racial slur during a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
- abscond - Use of homophobic slurs during a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
- ElRood-E - Transphobic comments during a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
- -Syntax - Use of a homophobic slur during a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
- dippidy - Use of a homophobic slur during a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
- dababy smith - Use of racial slurs during a scrim. - 2-weeks / First Offense
- catberg - Use of a racial slur during a match. - 2-weeks / First Offense
- Big Lug - Transphobia during a scrim on an alternate account. - 4-weeks / First - Offense
- Rixardo - Transphobia during a scrim on an alternate account. - 4-weeks / First Offense
- Jas - Use of a homophobic slur during a scrim on an alternate account. - 4-weeks / First Offense
- maba - Use of hate symbols on an RGL Platform (Discord) - 4-weeks / Second Offense
- 4K - Use of racial slurs during a scrim - 4-weeks / Second Offense
The following player(s) have failed to provide a requested demo. The first offense during the regular season will be a warning. A second offense during the regular season or the first offense during playoffs will lead to suspensions.
- J Hondo - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense // 2-weeks
- yeye - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense // 2-weeks
- antlers - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense // 2-weeks
- Cataylst - Failure to Submit Demos: 2nd Offense + Passing off a wrong demo as their own POV in a fraud attempt // 1-month
The following account(s) has been banned for having VAC bans that may be affecting TF2. If you have a VAC ban for a game that is not TF2, please contact an admin to get the ban removed.
You can read further details and context about each of the player’s bans by viewing their discipline history on their RGL profile.
This article was originally drafted on 06/13. There has been a recent update that applies to Canadians that are fully vaccinated to be void from mandatory quarantine procedures.
Earlier at the start of Season 2, we had announced the RGL LAN for our Invite 6s Playoffs, held at Helix eSports in North Bergen, New Jersey taking place in the course of one weekend. In a subsequent article, we had discussed information about the LAN, such as schedule, rules, tournament structure, and more. The promise of having the first North American playoff LAN event in 5 years was exciting and was something that we believe to be vital for the future of our scene. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we opted to not run the LAN as this would pose a significant risk to the players and the community.
Since then, we have recently begun communicating and planning a road map for bringing a LAN back to NA for the first time in nearly 2 years. We are still in communication with Helix Esports, who is just as eager as we are to host our event, and we still hold our initial deposit. However, the primary obstacles we are currently surveying are:
Continued uncertainty regarding Canada-US border restrictions, affecting all non-essential travel over the border
Monitoring of COVID restrictions in the New Jersey area, which has affected businesses such as Helix eSports
Planning a timeline of when the next LAN can occur, which is affected by these restrictions
To ensure all players currently living in Canada can attend without tackling such a burden and ease the logistics of travel, RGL will be constantly monitoring the situation in areas like Canada that affect current Invite teams and be ready to roll out plans and announcements for LAN as soon as possible.
Thank you all for your patience!
(RGL article link: https://rgl.gg/Public/Articles/Default.aspx?a=1538&r=40)
Grand finals are on their way!
This time, Witness Gaming will be facing long-time Invite champions Froyotech. With a $13,938 prize pool, you won’t want to miss this! Their last match having very close rounds, who will come on top this time and be declared champions? Come find out with us on August 12th at 11 PM ET! Watch the match live on RGL.gg’s official Twitch channel.
Were you interested in coming to our first North American LAN, which was announced two years ago? An update was posted recently on our website.
Are you new to the competitive scene, or you’re an experienced player wanting to come spend a day trying new rules for our most popular format? Read about our One-Day Cup https://rgl.gg/?r=59.
(RGL article link: https://rgl.gg/Public/Articles/Default.aspx?a=1571&r=40)