sign the petition…

Now normally I don’t support any petitions, but I found an interesting thread on the Urban Terror Forums titled, Online petition to rescue Oswalds gaming rig started by Hippie of PIT and UAA.

You see, my computer has been held hostage, stuck in the world of Guild Wars, which I will refer to as “Guilt Wars” from this point on. My wife, I love her A LOT had issues with a Dell she built with a former clan mate. Well unfortunately the computer went tits up and didn’t even last a year.

She contacted Dell who contacted a tech to look at it and it’s been a complete SNAFU on the part of Dell. Bottom line, Dell built her a new computer that is actually better then what she had. In the meantime I was persuaded to loan her my game rig, after being told I had three computers and I had not offered to let her use one of them. Pfft…yeah.

So being the supportive and loving husband I am, I disconnected all the extra wires and connectors that were connected to my game rig, which doubles as my video/audio rig for Urban Radio. I even let her install Guilt Wars…sigh. Yes, my box is corrupted. All audio settings were changed so she could spend her precious time doing wizard shit in lands I cannot pronounce.

With any luck I could have my game rig back in the computer room by this week (Tuesday possibly?) and on the road to an Urban Radio show this weekend. Lord knows how much work I have ahead in order to get all the audio settings back to where I can broadcast and stream Urban Radio to the community.

I am looking forward to firing up UrbanTerror TV and getting some feedback from the community on what they think of it. UrTV was revealed to the community this week on the UT Forums. Many like the concept, so hopefully we can use it to the benefit of Urban Terror.

Beta this Bitch!

This past Friday during Urban Radio, with thanks going to illogical from Clan PIT, the listeners were treated to an unknown level on the Urban Radio Server. The level is one I featured on The 6th Floor last week, that was still in beta, but it was a playable level titled, ut_workb1 by slinko. Again, check out the screen shots below to see what you missed. While I could spend the time actually playing it, I was able to gather some feedback during the two plus hours we played on it.

Overall, the vertical design and layout worked rather well. I think most were surprised at how simple it was to navigate the entire level. There were some extreme long ladders to climb in order to get directly to some of the levels, those are being looked at, as I understand it. Some of the other issues that were brought up, easy spawn camping for the red team and some r_speed issues. Aside from that, we will watch the progress of this level, as I think it would really make a good map for CTF servers and leagues.

Team Mapness, thanks to Duf Kni3n aka IVR has released the level, ut_toxic. This was another level we featured last weekend. Honestly, I have not had a chance to check it out. But from what I hear it is a very good all around level. I do know there are public servers, such as FSK405 and Aardvark running this level in their rotations. Be sure to download it and check it out!

Another level that was released, that some how I missed, but Dragonne, from SID was able to remind me during our phone interview last week was ut_commune by QueenBee. It has a feel somewhere between Abbey and Sanctuary. This is solely her level, with only moral support from Dragonne. So check it out and grab the download from this site. Props to QB on the new level!