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Archive for June, 2011

2Fort vs Payload – Grudge Match

Posted on: June 11th, 2011 by The Jib

In a Crips vs Bloods-esque battle, 2Fort and Payload took to the streets to represent their home turf. A number that’s been floating around is Payloads undefeated 16-0 run versus 2Fort.. 2Fort had one thing in mind tonight, to show they were not to be taken lightly, and that the last 16 losses were merely flukes.

The match was a best of 3, encompassing each sides strengths to provide the most even playing field. The first map was 2Fort. 2Fort is a map where with two identical bases separated by a brid…. Oh wait you’ve played 2Fort before? Oh who knew.. Well you probably haven’t played 2Fort like the 2Fort squad has. 8 out of 10 2Fort players had more time logged on the map than they claimed on taxes this year.. And that fact was evident by taking home the W, their first in the grudge match history. For the sake of time, 2Fort was given the victory after the first capture – because we all know Payload turtles ; )

The second map played was Badwater, which is the equivalent to 2Fort in the Payload world. Both teams played offense and defense, but Payload emerged victorious at 2-0. 2Fort had an epic last stand on the last point on defense, however Payload pulled out some old school tricks for the win. 2Fort struggled on offense, as Payload gave up little ground.

Bringing the score to 1-1, the match was brought to a tiebreaker on Granary. A sudden death scenario, where the first team to win the round would earn the title of champion, and take home the $100,000 cash prize.. (wait what?) 2Fort did their best to hold the line, but Payloads teamwork was too strong. Winning the tiebreaker forever etched their name into Newbs history as champions, bringing the lifetime score to 18-1 in their favor.

Payloads voodoo was too strong for 2Fort.

We then took part in the customary ‘Pick the other teams classes’ round, just for giggles.

All talk was left on, much fun was had by all.. It’s always a good time to see people out of their comfort zone. Ggglygy held it down for the 2Fort team with some epic spy maneuvers, but sadly it wasn’t enough.. Payload was yet again victorious.

While Payload took home the match, 2Fort earned the respect of many with a win versus their strong opponent. It goes without saying that the Payload squad is the better team when it comes to capture point and payload maps, but no one.. And I mean no one, walks into 2Forts server and caps the intel.. And that’s something to hang your hat on 2Forters.

I’d like to give a big thanks to those who participated. It can be difficult to make video game plans and follow through, as previous skirmishes have shown. However I was very pleased to see a full 12v12 even into the tiebreaker. Big shout out to Crap and Anonymouse for organizing the event. Crap more-so on the admin side of things, and Anonymouse with setting a time and getting teams organized. Very nice work – the Newbs community thanks you for your efforts.

Until next time, stay classy San Diego.


Demos (Courtesy of Crap)

Want to be a Newbs Admin?

Posted on: June 3rd, 2011 by The Jib

Step up to get your rep up.

If you’re currently a member of [N] and would like to become a part of the Newbs admin team here’s your chance. The process is quite simple, yet only few will survive.

-Change your tag from [N] to /N/

This helps us distinguish you from our casual clan members.

-Find out what you can do to help.

There’s tons going on behind the scenes of Newbs that we could use help with from time to time.. Keep your eyes open for opportunities to shine (IE helping with the website, graphic design.. Etc..)

-Bring your friends.

If you’re playing with someone who frequents the servers and seems like a cool cat, tell them about the website. If they end up joining [N], tell them to post who sent them here in their application.

-Help starting the servers

Quite possibly the easiest way to get noticed. Some of our servers start without us lifting a finger, while other take some prodding. When you want to play some 2fort, don’t join the one that’s full.. join the one that’s got 3 people playing and help it grow. Better yet, join the empty 2Fort (or payload for that matter) and invite your friends.

-Be a team player

There’s nothing worse than an admin with a bad attitude. Someone famous once said give a man power and see the true content of his character.. Or something like that. Basically if you’re a jerk without the ability to slap people around the map, it will most likely be worse if you’re given admin. While some are quite dedicated to the cause, they are overlooked due to their bad attitudes.. Keep this in mind, as Crap has a log on each and every one of us (myself included ; ) and he’s pretty good at bringing out that time you were plastered dropping profanities in front of the childrens on #4.

-Let us know.

If you’re interested, let us know here. Hang out in the steam chat. Can’t stress this one enough. Great way to get servers started, as well as getting to know your fellow Newbs.

Newbs makes no promises. As stated before, we only choose the right man (or woman) for the job.. But if you’re here reading this, you’re probably on the right track.