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IMPORTANT: eFPS rules updated. READ!
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:21:45 pm »
http://www.everythingfps.com/tournament.php?id=33


Af-1 and myself have recently updated the eFPS rules. There have been some MAJOR changes so please take notice.


Regarding game modifications...

  • It is illegal to modify game files or sounds for your enhancement of play. Failure to abide by this rule may result in the replay of a match, a forfeit loss, or the offender being kicked out of the tournament (Admins discretion based on the severity of offense)

The following game modifications are ILLEGAL:

  • Hud/skybox modifications
  • Weapon skin modifications
  • SI and Survivior skin modifications
  • Hunter trails, Rainbow Boomer explosions, custom radial menus, crosshairs, infected blue tint removal etc.


Regarding ringers and smurfs...

  • A ringer may be used if both teams agree on said ringer. Furthermore, the ringer must not already be participating in the tournament
  • Any attempts at "smurfing" or "aliasing" as another established player will result in the disqualification of the entire team. Do not harbor a smurf


Regarding demos and screenshots...

  • Demos must be recorded at the start of each match. You can do this by the console command "Record DemoName."
  • Screenshots must be taken and uploaded at the beginning of each match
  • Both teams may pause and request a screenshot at any point during the match. Screenshots MUST be taken promptly. Failure or refusal to take a screenshot can result in a disqualification. Any intentional abuse of this rule may result in disqualification or a replay of the map


The following players are banned...

  • Nate
  • Kami
  • Holeclip / Kludo
  • Riot
  • Street
  • Blade
(off the top of my head. Might remember some more...)

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And that's it. I understand there will be some uproar regarding the very strict game file modification rules, and I'm sorry. I understand it might be a hassle to revert a player, hud, skybox, or weapon skin. But make no mistake... any failure to do this and you will have to replay the match.

We are implementing this for a few reasons:

1. We want to set a standard that all competitive players will follow (in matches)
2. No player should have, even a minute advantage, over another player due to game file modifications
2. Any "Hack toggling" will be much more challenging without the addon toggler in some HUD's

Thank you for reading and complying with the updated eFPS rules (feel free to discuss them in this thread). Good luck in your matches!
« Last Edit: August 31, 2012, 04:49:06 pm by Fever »
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 06:29:25 pm »
No hud modifications...?

Now how am I supposed to know when to yell at my teammates to eat pills?
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 06:31:34 pm by keis »

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 06:32:32 pm »
No hud modifications...?

Now how am I supposed to know when to yell at my teammates to eat pills?
By looking at the default hud.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 06:35:58 pm »
Instead of taking away custom huds from players, you should just make everyone play with a program called xray.

Used to be the standard for CSS matches. It takes a screenshot by itself at random times and all of them get uploaded automatically to the users xray profile. None of the screenshots can be deleted.

Edit: after searching for their website, it appears that this service / program no longer exists
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 06:47:47 pm by keis »

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 06:44:36 pm »
While I won't be competing in this tournament (No Team). I understand the reasoning behind these strict rules. Although, I'd dearly miss my HUD and M+ skins. It just goes to show how much Valve could've improved upon this game by adding simple things like a team health counter...

EDIT: I take it custom radial menus are out of the question too?
« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 06:51:14 pm by ǝʎqX »

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 06:51:22 pm »
Instead of taking away custom huds from players, you should just make everyone play with a program called xray.

Used to be the standard for CSS matches. It takes a screenshot by itself at random times and all of them get uploaded automatically to the users xray profile. None of the screenshots can be deleted.

No, sorry. We are not looking to make players download and run an extra program.

While I won't be competing in this tournament (No Team). I understand the reasoning behind these strict rules. Although, I'd dearly miss my HUD and M+ skins. It just goes to show how much Valve could've improved upon this game by adding simple things like a team health counter...

EDIT: I take it custom radial menus are out of the question too?

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 06:51:54 pm »
Now how am I supposed to know when to yell at my teammates to eat pills?
You adjust.

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 07:12:25 pm »
Sorry if this has already been asked, but is this one going to be single elimination or..? I don't see it in the rules, but I may have overlooked it.

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 07:43:36 pm »

The following players are banned...

  • Nate
  • Kami
  • Holeclip / Kludo
  • Riot
  • Street
  • Blade
(off the top of my head. Might remember some more...)




easily my favorite tournament now but please add RD and lust to the list.... also oh zy should never be allowed to play

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 07:47:08 pm »


easily my favorite tournament now but please add RD and lust to the list.... also oh zy should never be allowed to play

What's wrong with RD? Just played my first pug with him today. Didn't see anything bad with him.

What's the story on him?

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 07:53:05 pm »
Sorry if this has already been asked, but is this one going to be single elimination or..? I don't see it in the rules, but I may have overlooked it.

It is single elimination.
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 07:57:42 pm »
RD was caught and admitted mathacking in the past IIRC.

I really appreciate what you're doing Fever, and I trust your judgment, and I'll respect and abide by whatever rules you decide on. But I have to say that I think the "no HUDs" rule is taking the puritanical approach to an unreasonable extreme. Radials too. I have to find six more binds for !ready !unready !tank !pause !unpause "jointeam survivor" "jointeam infected" and so on now that used to be occupied by a single bind. There's no way to cheat with a hud or a radial menu, unless you think minor convenience of hitting one key instead of typing commands or accidentally pausing when I meant to hit my tank bind is cheating, or subjectively pleasing aesthetics instead of ugly aesthetics is cheating. Zeon's huds are available on his website. My hud is free to all to download it, use it, or adapt it. A few people have already copied bits into their own personalized huds.

Obviously you don't have to convince me or anyone else and we were uncompromising with our rules too, regardless of any disagreements about it. But I think I owe you the feedback. It will just be just a little bit less fun to play because of that rule.

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 08:03:11 pm »
RD was caught and admitted mathacking in the past IIRC.

I really appreciate what you're doing Fever, and I trust your judgment, and I'll respect and abide by whatever rules you decide on. But I have to say that I think the "no HUDs" rule is taking the puritanical approach to an unreasonable extreme. Radials too. I have to find six more binds for !ready !unready !tank !pause !unpause "jointeam survivor" "jointeam infected" and so on now that used to be occupied by a single bind. There's no way to cheat with a hud or a radial menu, unless you think minor convenience of hitting one key instead of typing commands or accidentally pausing when I meant to hit my tank bind is cheating, or subjectively pleasing aesthetics instead of ugly aesthetics is cheating. Zeon's huds are available on his website. My hud is free to all to download it, use it, or adapt it. A few people have already copied bits into their own personalized huds.

Obviously you don't have to convince me or anyone else and we were uncompromising with our rules too, regardless of any disagreements about it. But I think I owe you the feedback. It will just be just a little bit less fun to play because of that rule.


Sorry to hear that. And there are* ways to cheat using a hud. Not to mention it can give players an advantage over those who don't have them (no matter how insignificant). As for radials, I am not going to draw a line like: "this is ok, this is ok, this is ok, this is not." I figure it's either all or nothing. As for your binds, you can always type them! I have been doing that for the past 3 years. The "m" key works to change teams.

Did RD admit to mat hacking or skins?
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 08:25:17 pm »
when I meant to hit my tank bind

What are you talking about, "tank bind?"

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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2012, 08:26:48 pm »
I'm pretty sure RD got caught using red SI, and then tried to blame it on resolution or something? Don't remember

 

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