Attention CA Players!
You may have noticed that the bot in #capickup went offline some time ago due to the bot's creator being absent. As a solution, un4x and Drayan have kindly offered to adapt #tdmpickup to also host 4v4 Clan Arena pickups in addition to the existing 4v4 TDM and 2v2 TDM gamemodes.
Each pickup game consists of 2 maps played, each with a roundlimit of 10, with one map picker on each team. The bot gets player's TDM and CA ratings directly from QLStats.net, and the new CA servers are already online. All you need to do is join #tdmpickup, and type:
See you there!
#tdmpickup is an IRC channel where a bot automatically organizes matches and decides teams. Players simply need to join the channel, type the !a command, and they will be queued for the next match. As soon as 8 players have queued, the bot decides the teams, the match starts, and the queue is reset for the next 8 players.
You don't need to install an IRC software client if you don't want to. Thanks to IRC Webchat which opens IRC directly in a browser tab, #tdmpickup is quite literally two clicks away:
Please remember to use an IRC nick similar to your in-game nick to avoid confusion.
If it's your first time playing in #tdmpickup, you will need to tell the bot what your Steam ID is so it can track your match history properly. Make sure you are using the desired IRC nick and then type the following command:
Your Steam ID is the ~17 digit folder that can be found in C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Quake Live/ by default, and looks something like 76543210987654321. You can also use http://steamidfinder.com/.
The obvious reason for hosting Clan Arena pickups in #tdmpickup is that one bot in one channel is a lot easier to maintain and administrate than two bots in two channels, but in addition to this we think that this is a great opportunity for both TDM pickups and CA pickups to gain new players. If a TDM pickup needs 2 more players to add, then a couple of CA players might decide to try it out, and vice versa.
Remember that most commands are for TDM by default, so you will need to add the "ca" suffix where necessary (!a ca, !rating ca player, !w ca, etc...).
Of course, if this initiative fails horribly and nobody plays CA, it will eventually be removed from #tdmpickup. As with everything in QL, we depend entirely on the community (that's you!).
For now, two brand new CA servers located in Germany have been configured, so feel free to check your ping:
/connect 22.214.171.124:27960; password capickup
/connect 126.96.36.199:27961; password capickup
The mappool should be identical to the previous #capickup mappool:
* Also in the 4v4 TDM map pool.
Edited by quake is potat at 07:07 CDT, 12 July 2016 - 12154 Hits