Let me introduce myself first. I've been playing Unreal since the single player came out in 1998. Then onto UT as soon as it came out in 1999. Won some championships with C1 for a few years then quit in 2003. I was a member and co-founder of ISV-K for Unreal and member of The Chosen Ones for UT. I played on and off for a few more years then became a World of Warcraft addict from 2004 to 2008. I then went back to Unreal single player for a while and then back to UT late last year.
I am also a moderator on the Prounreal forum and I have been trying to garner interest for Siege for a few months now. The problem is the egotistical bastids from Prounreal need to be smacked a bit from you guys before they get their dander up. Otherwise they wont bother. I know some of you guys are familiar with Prounreal and their players. MLIG for instance. The problem is the communities on Prounreal itself are already fractured between UT CTF/TDM(IG and reg weapons), UT2K4, and a smaller part of UT3.
I believe, with some help from you guys, I could get quite a few people over here from Prounreal. I also believe that the system that's already in place for MLIG would be able to help you guys out too. It all depends on the MLIG guys I guess but I don't see why they wouldn't help out. They have the experience in setting up these tournaments that would be of great help to you all. My suggestion is to ask for help if needed.
One thing about me, I have always aliased 8)
My names have been scratchy, scoobysnax, itchy, Tony, Wolfgang, tiny, civie, Tooly and other naughty names I wont mention here.
Ok on to CAMPING. This area is so undefined it's baffling. I see people camping all the time. Everywhere. In the middle on Blackriver, or the two tops with containers and protectors. On the top of their base, or on the ramp of Mcshitty. Camping is everywhere and there is no specific definition on what it exactly is.
For example, about a week ago. I'm playing the middle hallway in Bathrooms. No where near my main base. JD goes ballistic on me and says he's going to ban me for camping the middle hallway. He said it was because we had a protector up near the middle of the map. Butcher disagreed and saved my ass. He said how could I be camping the middle. It's the middle. Protector or not. That's like saying you can't camp the 2 tops in the middle of the map in Blackriver, protectors or not. It made no sense to me. This is a BIG issue which really needs to be addressed before a tournament starts. (This in no way reflects anything bad about JD. He may have been in a pissed off mood. He usually is a fun guy to play with.)
Look at it this way, if your team camps they can't hurt your core. They hardly get any RU. BUT you DO need defense. You DO need builders. You DO need someone to protect the base and make sure your constructs are not being destroyed. How do you do this and not be a camper? Someone HAS to make sure your base if safely maintained. Otherwise why bother building stuff if you are only going to let the other team destroy it?
There are a few other things I would like to have an open discussion about. Especially the camping part. You guys have been a lot of fun to play with, cept Osyris who calls me a noob, then I pop his head off 5 times in a row
Grimpeeper is a lot of fun too, and Mee. Jadey is a blast to play against and gets headshotted by my chainsaw. True story 8) Lots of all around fun with you guys. Lets make it better.