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Archive for September, 2008

Important: Server changes/Koans Owns

Posted on: September 24th, 2008 by Newbs Staff


WHOA. lotta stuff to cover here. If you havn’t noticed yet theres a lot of big changes coming through with the servers. I’ve been patiently waiting for the situation to fall into place as to not prematurely give the wrong information. Here’s the skinny.. The original servers 2fort #2, 2fort #3, the payload server, and the scrim/rotation server are going to be going away. Deep breath.. Here are the new servers that are replacing them.

24/7 2fort (Octo-land) #4
24/7 2fort (Koans Kingdom) #5
Rotation 1 (Koans Kingdom) #6

A lot of people are seeing better latency, and smoother graphics on these servers. These are machines specifically designed to run TF and are well routed to service nation wide. Previously we did not pay for our servers. Those days are gone : ) We are working on a flexible donation structure to insure the servers stay up. (They cost money!) As the donation money comes in, we’ll be adding additional game servers to meet the needs of the community.

What does this mean to you? Not many changes will be coming about. New ip addresses.. So make sure to favorite the new servers. Same awsh0me admins, stats (once we do the full transfer over), stats free sundays, 12 on 12 heavy melee for no reason battles, and little mods like health and ammo when you capture. If you’re playing on the new servers it’s stats free until October 1st, which is when the new period will start. For the time being we’ll have a rotation server rather than a payload server. There was a big response to the rotation server and right now we only have funds for 3 servers so we’re trying a rotation. If you love the payload like many people do, donate! I’m sure you’ve forked over a few dollars for xbox live or.. WoW *gasp* in your day.. And TF2 is way beyond that stuff. Even if its just a few dollars, it all goes towards getting the servers running for you to play on! Reserved Slots! Think about all the time you wait in cue on auto join, and how much happier you would be making the best of your time available to get right on the servers!

Join the Steam Group! This is a good way to stay in touch with us, and make this transition as smooth as possible.


Now onto other cool things..
Koansrus has been a huge contributor to the community. Adming the servers, running contests.. Well koans stepped up big time with some donations and is currently funding 2 of the new servers (koans kingdom respectively). How do you thank somebody for being such a badass? Well.. a honorz in their honor.

if you see koans. Thank him for helping the community stay strong, and check out his new zombie mod.. it’s pretty fun : )


Whats good?

Posted on: September 14th, 2008 by Newbs Staff
  • Whats good with the newbs servers? I’ll tell ya. First off.. the [nes] crew has been tackling some scrims from random clans and let me say something.. don’t listen to our vent for fear of children being near but we seem to get the job done. We’ve had our fair share of woopin’s put on us, but i think we dish it our quite a bit more than we take it. shoutouts to teh cal team memborz.
  • ahem. What else is good? Well Octo of course.. Is good. He’s switched up the homepage to randomly display newbs sprays. Badass. As always if you see octo irl, shake his hand.. if you see him in game and friendly fire is on.. Well do what i would do.
  • Which brings me to the next topic at hand, A dingo at my baby.. Err.. Dingo found this epic ‘kill bar thingy’ Only seems to work in Firefox.
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    Since gabe is always disrespecting us. I think this one was fitting

    Bad Joke Ha. (I have a soft spot for sandvich screenies what can i say)

    Get jer body parts off my intel

    Tom brady IS…

    Aha.. Well. until next time folks.
    my name is gib. er.. Jib

    Whats Good and Fun on the TF2 Servers? Newbs Hunts!

    Posted on: September 10th, 2008 by Newbs Staff

    I’m pleased to announce that the new ‘Hunts’ section of our website has launched.  You can reach it by going to Newbs TF2 Server Hunts.The way they work is simple.  You read the hunt list, find an active hunt, follow the instructions, take a screenshot of the kill/event and then submit the screenshot to the proper forum thread.  You’re reward?  A handful of ‘Noiices’ (karma), A listing on the Hunts ‘Leader Board’, and if you rank high enough a reserve slot on the servers.  In order to participate in the hunts you must be a member of our forums, in order to be a member on the forums your have to have played on the servers before.

    For more information on previous/current hunts see the following two threads:,623.0.html,699.0.html


    Posted on: September 7th, 2008 by Newbs Staff

    What it is?! its time for some well deserved bloggage.

    -We’re currently looking for more people to start the servers in the early AM. Doing so not only makes you a badass.. It could earn you a reserved slot. : )

    -Octos working on a ton of new stuff for the site. Any user generated content would be much appreciated. If you don’t have some.. nows a good time to make some right?

    -And last but not least, just wanted to let you guys know lions are going to the playoffs this year and I might even say the divisional championships. NFL opening day w00t.

    ah.. i feel better


    Nothing a few stickies can’t fix (smettbo)

    wait a minute.. where’s gggly at again? (grey dev)

    HALLO (steven)




    Ahh yes.. Feels like we’ve visited this topic before but this ones a little different. We did Honorz Octo and Golden Marmoset for their ability to be a teamplayer.. Sacrificing and such. This Honorz vote is in honor of the players who Organize, Verbalize, and Materialize.. offensive strategies (it rhymed.. okay?) So yea. the guy yelling SPY BEHIND YOU SPY BEHIN… damn. he’s team’n it up alright? This guy (or girl.. ) Is known for keeping things in order, letting teh team know they are sucking the big one because they are composed of 5 spies and 4 snipers. This guy may be on the mic, sayin ‘hey. it’s about time we stopped turtling.. and smashed these pansies’…
    Well.. they don’t HAVE to say that.. that actually sounds like something I’d say so.. you get the drift. And by the new style of honorz votes (since we have so many badass people to consider) we went off the nomination system. So all of these people were nominated by someone else (or themselves??)

    OctoDhd - 10 (10.9%)
    Kain Phalanx - 11 (12%)
    Scott Eats Bullets - 7 (7.6%)
    Koansrus - 6 (6.5%)
    DOA b0n3s - 4 (4.3%)
    Grey Devil - 4 (4.3%)
    Dingo - 10 (10.9%)
    Chodesweat - 1 (1.1%)
    Zapfacid - 5 (5.4%)
    Hal Jordan - 9 (9.8%)
    Mr Hanky - 3 (3.3%)
    Dondi - 3 (3.3%)
    Major Dewar - 1 (1.1%)
    Aristotle - 5 (5.4%)
    Orsa - 0 (0%)
    Jackapples - 1 (1.1%)
    Bulldog - 4 (4.3%)
    YOU’RE ALL SPIES - 4 (4.3%)
    CroutonMagilicutty - 1 (1.1%)
    TracerHawk - 2 (2.2%)
    (D.O.A.) Sodapopinski - 1 (1.1%)
    LeeTagger - 0 (0%)
    iMouse - 0 (0%)

    Congrats to Kain Phalanx, Octo, and Dingo for recieving the honorz of Teamwork!11


    Whats h0t

  • :) movement
  • Upcoming Contest
  • Not a rickroll
  • Why is EVERYONE pyro..
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    Are you talking to me? Using Face Poser to Create TF2 Machinima

    Posted on: September 2nd, 2008 by Newbs Staff

    Have you spent the past 10 months wishing you could make a funny short movie starring a cast of happy Team Fortress 2 Characters? Nope, me neither – Just kidding ;)   But now that I have read this spiffy new face poser tutorial by TF2 Newbs own [MLW] Maj. Cottonmouth for beginners I’m starting to get a lot of ideas on things I’d like to see done :)

    Major Cottonmouth’s tutorial takes you step by step through the entire process of creating a simple short animated short that is well within all of our reach.

    The tutorial consists of 49 (or is it 50?) pictures with helpful ‘click here’ style notes to make the process as easy as possible for first timers.   So if you have a little bit of time, and are able to read – check it out, create your own machinima, and drop me a line to have it showcased on our website / blog (the video section is coming very soon).

    Big ups to Maj. Cottonmouth.  I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.