BnS News #33 - Time is flying by!

Our latest need-to-know information.
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danhezee
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Cover Photo provided by Jdrew

OpenSpades
BnS Leagues
Hosting
Authing
Mapping Competition
Map Highlights
Modding Competition
Mod Highlights
Mumble Fun Night
Fun Stuff

OpenSpades


We are making great strides in getting OpenSpades only servers ready to be displayed on the serverlist. Right now, Stack is adding flags to the master server to servers can have either OpenSpades only or Voxlap only servers.

BnS Leagues


Season 4 Playoffs

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eDs and Mumblerz were having troubles scheduling the final match(es) of the season so there will be an extension so we can crown a champion.

More information can be found here

Season 5 Talk

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There has been a lot of discussion for the upcoming season, many suggestions have been made. Such as different team sizes, team captains, changes to the team colors, using scripts such as markers.py to improve tactics and teamwork. If you have any ideas share them here.

Badges


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Congratulations to all the participants of the leagues, thank you for your participation, may you all continue to play, and may we meet on the battlefield. If you participated in the leagues but didn't receive your badge say something!

Also, IAmYourFriend received the coder badge for his on going work on hosting.buildandshoot.com.

Free Server Hosting

izzy wrote:
Now you can create your own, self-moderated custom game environment with just a few mouse clicks by using our free, automated server creation and hosting service, developed by community member IAmYourFriend.

Simply visit http://hosting.buildandshoot.com and select your preferred server location, game mode, map, and miscellaneous options such as capture limit and respawn time. When finished, a server will be automagically created and hosted just for you! No technical setup and resources necessary.

Perfect for pick-up games (PUGs), clan training/practices and matches, events, testing purposes, private parties, and of course public games.

Servers created by this service are temporary. Any server that remains unpopulated for a period of time will be terminated automatically.

Hosting resources are provided by trusted members of the community.

Please keep in mind that this service is currently in a beta/testing phase. Suggestions are welcome.

Have fun!
IAmYourFriend is working on an api so applications can dynamically create servers. One idea is to have league matches use this to create servers from the IRC channel only as needed.

Read all about it here

Authing


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Screenshot of authing leveraging the existing friend system in phpbb.

Mapping Competition with Qubicle as a Prize


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image of Qubicle Constructor

We are running a map making competition for the gamemode SmashOff. The idea behind SmashOff is instead of taking health damage you are knocked back in the opposite direction. If players are knocked off the fighting platform they die.
There arent many maps for this gamemode yet. You have until June 1st to submit your map, then we will have a 2 week voting period. Afterwards we will crown a winner and handout a copy of Qubicle Constructor. More information about the mapping competition can be found here and more information about Qubicle Constructor can be found here

Map Highlights


Swampy Desert
by CaptainKiwi

CaptainKiwi's first map, Swampy Desert, is an island based CTF map designed for the BnS league. It takes inspiration from gobi and other maps by Lostmotel. CaptainKiwi has taken a different approach to mapping then others. Instead of focusing on detail and making sure there is enough gameplay elements the map takes a simple but elegant route. The cacti instead of trees makes the map feel new and different then most maps. The lack of buildings force you to rely on cacti and terrain for cover. Instead of griefing the area, players are forced to build any structure they might need. It is a great map and a fantastic first map. Good job CaptainKiwi!
Tank Plant - beta
by IcePiece

Tank Plant was made by Helvetica who also made snow town. It is a military tank factory using many models to fill the inside of the factory. On each side of the map you have a small base that leads into the tank plant and a staircase which leads to the scaffolding of the plant. The main area of the map is plane around 50x120. There are lots of tanks and storage containers lying around for cover as well as a few barrels. Players will need to watch above for the railways could be crawling with snipers. There are multiple hidden passageways throughout the map that make getting around very fun as it allows you to remain undetected. IcePiece/Helvetica is becoming quite the mapper, good job!

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one of the steam maps was also converted to the voxlap engine, you can get it here

Modding Competition with Qubicle as a Prize


This is an ongoing Modding competition underway, don’t miss out! Registration ends May 14th.
Modding Competition #7’s theme is SMGs. Keep checking up on the competition, voting will start at the end of the month, May 28th so be sure to voice your opinion on who made the best mod, this week we have quite the prize, the winner of the competition, chosen by you the community will receive a free copy of Qubicle!
Read all about it here

Modding Spotlight


v^3’s Modifications
http://www.buildandshoot.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=11011
Dragunov
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Mosin Nagant
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Mumble Fun Night


Jdrew has organized a mumble fun night! The event will be may 17th at 7PM GMT, the game that will be played is Sub Rosa! Mumble fun night is just a small event where players can get together to have some fun and maybe try out a new game in the process. Visit the thread to learn more about the event and Sub Rosa.
Read all about it here

Fun Stuff

ZyC has created an awesome trailer for Abalam using OpenSpades
OpenSpades perspective is funny
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Jdrew
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Maps look good
Ballistic
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Good to see that authing is coming along nicely.
SovietMarmalade
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Awesome
[RUS] Vlad01
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Ichiboi111 wrote:
Awesome
shaz
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Nice. Will this mean that Voxlap players will still be able to join the Openspades servers, or will it just be an indication?

Great work on authing, will definitely be playing more during Summer.
Gingerninjaperson
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Can I have my league badge? :D
Nice newsletter as always. Can't wait for season 5!
And Authing looks like its making good progress.
Venator
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So stack didnt die while making the authing system? :3

Also jdrew fuck you for scheduling a funnight with one of my favourite games on one of the rare days where im not able to go on mumble :<
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Good news Blue_Happy3
If you participated in the leagues but didn't receive your badge say something!
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bloodfox
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I can't wait for openspades deticated servers!!! Green_BigSmile
Zyc
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Thank you guys for uploading my trailer :) Gg to VCubed for these skins.
Anyway great news !
Spidercooce
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GJ Everyone :)
Teeth
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I'm so hyped for the auth system!
MushieWarden
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Teeth wrote:
I'm so hyped for the auth system!
CobaltAK
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omg stack isn't dead

Also, nice job on those mods v^3 Skynet :D
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