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Gather is back!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cameron, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. cameron

    cameron THD Team THD Team Tester
    1. Practitioners of War Extreme Revolution - POWER

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    After far too long, KAG gather is back! And now for Release KAG!

    For those of you who haven’t played or heard of gather before (when it was running for classic KAG), gather is an easy way for people to play competitive style games without needing a clan, or the organization of a clan war. Players add to a queue, and when enough players are in the queue a game is started for those players.

    For rules and how to play, visit the gather social forum here. (you must part of this group in order to use the links to threads within the group) New players should visit the how to play thread for simple steps to get started

    The gather game-mode currently uses tickets and generator maps. If anyone wants to suggest or discuss improvements to the game mode or a new game mode suggest it here or discuss it in IRC. More information on the current game mode can also be found on this thread.

    Thanks to all the people who helped making and testing, including server hosts Leo for EU server, LucasTT for initial work on the bot and Gurin lots of help testing as well as everyone else that participated in test games.

    If you want to play, read the links below for rules and how to play.

    Links:
    Gather Social Forum - https://forum.kag2d.com/social-forums/kag-gather.1302/
    Guide, How to Join and Play - https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/guide-to-playing-gather.22705/
    FAQ – https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/faq.22672/
    Rules – https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/rules.22674/
    Bugs, Features, Game-mode Discussion- https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/bugs-features-game-mode-discussion.22670/
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2015
    darDar, Malitha, Kalikst and 40 others like this.
  2. Gurin

    Gurin Stop That! Global Moderator Donator Tester

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    AFTER CENTURY'S OF PUB GAMES AND THE THOUGHT OF "PLEASE HELP ME". THE HEAVENS HAVE COME AND SAVED US.
     
    Kububv, Sou, Ozminer and 3 others like this.
  3. FuzzyBlueBaron

    FuzzyBlueBaron Warm, Caring, Benign, Good and Kind Philanthrope Global Moderator Forum Moderator Donator Tester
    1. The Young Blood Collective - [YB]

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    10 days late for Christmas. Still, excellent work, cam!

    I now have yet another reason to get decent internets. ::(:
     
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  4. cameron

    cameron THD Team THD Team Tester
    1. Practitioners of War Extreme Revolution - POWER

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    Problems happened. The bot wasn't recognizing a vote for the US servers, and the EU server crashed.
    US votes are now recognized, will have to wait for leo to fix the EU server.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jan 4, 2015, Original Post Date: Jan 4, 2015 ---
    EU server is now back up
    --- Double Post Merged, Jan 5, 2015 ---
    Mistakes were made, data was lost, everyone will have to re-link their kag and irc accounts
     
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  5. SlayerSean

    SlayerSean FYI: it's pronounced "seen"

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    Great job cameron (and all others involved in any way)! Gather was so much fun in Classic, can't wait for a round in release.
     
  6. Geti

    Geti Please avoid PMing me (poke a mod instead) THD Team Administrator Global Moderator

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    Be sure to nag a lot once any post-release hiccups are sorted, will happily frontpage
     
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  7. Fernegulus

    Fernegulus Drill Rusher

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    I never thought KAG experience could ever be so brilliant when I was playing randoms.
    Now, with gather, my life is so much more colorful!

    seriously though
    fucking gurin
     
  8. Rainbows

    Rainbows KAG Guard Forum Moderator Tester
    1. The Young Blood Collective - [YB]

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    Remove tickets pls
     
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  9. wilpin7

    wilpin7 Lewd~ Donator
    1. KAG Competitive League

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    Wish I had a good enough PC right now, totally gonna play Gather once I do.

    Also, Rainbows ftw.
     
  10. Ricket

    Ricket Shipwright Staff Alumni
    1. Ethereal Legion- ETHER

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    Oh please no.
    Tickets are the only thing that keeps gather from being glorified pub matches
     
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  11. 101i

    101i Bison Rider Forum Moderator Tester

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    So far my gather experience has consisted of me getting final kill and winning our match by killing @Potatobird with a catapult, which was shot out my personal trampoline cannon.



    Come play with us all sometime :)
     
    Noburu, Snake19, startselect3 and 2 others like this.
  12. Fernegulus

    Fernegulus Drill Rusher

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    Tickets ftw
     
  13. cameron

    cameron THD Team THD Team Tester
    1. Practitioners of War Extreme Revolution - POWER

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    I added tickets to limit the length of the game, while not just having an anticlimactic timer ending the match, I think the tickets are the best and simplest way to do that.

    We now have a guide to joining and playing that should be helpful for new players thanks to Gurin!
    https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/guide-to-playing-gather.22705/

    Also, a new announcement thread where I will post updates to the bot and servers https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/kag-gather-announcment-thread.22715/#post-330072
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2015
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  14. Potatobird

    Potatobird Bison Rider Forum Moderator Official Server Admin Tester

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    We've already had plenty of awesome moments with the last stands, I'd be sad to see tickets go.
     
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  15. Fernegulus

    Fernegulus Drill Rusher

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    Never disable tickets, really, what makes you think it would be better?
     
  16. Rainbows

    Rainbows KAG Guard Forum Moderator Tester
    1. The Young Blood Collective - [YB]

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    Because then there would be a normal game instead of a WW1 battle with both teams having a big ass tower popping arrows at anyone in the middle till everyone is dead
     
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  17. 101i

    101i Bison Rider Forum Moderator Tester

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    inb4 that doesn't happen in beta.
     
  18. Fernegulus

    Fernegulus Drill Rusher

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    Well that's not my experience with Gather.
     
  19. cameron

    cameron THD Team THD Team Tester
    1. Practitioners of War Extreme Revolution - POWER

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    There is definitely problems with stalemates occurring, will try to improve this without removing tickets though
     
    101i likes this.
  20. 101i

    101i Bison Rider Forum Moderator Tester

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    Better maps :rollseyes:
    or make siege cost lest once their team have 0 tickets.