Oz Gaming Community Update

Oz Gaming Community Update

I’m sure over the past few months you guys noticed the drop in traffic to our TF2 servers. Besides everything that has expired within our community, popular gaming sources tell me there has been a significant drop in Steam portal traffic for TF2 over overall, it’s not just us. This drop in traffic has obviously affected our community. Some of this has to do with many of the new games released for the PC, PS4 and XBO. Besides that, over the past few months we’ve had a lot of changes throughout the Oz Gaming management. As for me, work has been kicking my butt. As this is a good thing for my wallet, not so much for my community. Same goes for Jab. When you add all these things together, it’s almost impossible to build a strong gaming community without our admins being active, interacting and recruiting on a daily basis. Maybe TF2 is slowly dying out? Don’t know.

You guys remember the major issue we had with GameServers.com? That forced me to relocate our TF2 servers and start new IPs, after 7 years that is never a good thing. Especially when you spend all that time advertising your IPs and the players adding them to their favorites and suddenly it’s no longer there. Not good. Then I found Fragnet.net. They were suppose to be our crutch, but 3 months later they failed us. I won’t go into detail, let’s just say their support is horrendous. Stay far away from Fragnet.net unless you don’t mind waiting 24-48 hours for someone to respond to your support tickets. I will be posting negative reviews about Fragnet.net just like I did for GameServers.com. What can I say, I don’t like it when people waste my time and money. Others will know about it.

With that being said, after 7 years I will be taking a short rest from running/managing/building/owning a gaming community. I plan on keeping www.ozgaming.net up and running until I figure out which game to go with for the next 7 years. 😉 Any ideas please post them in the comments below.

Whoever wants to use www.ozgaming.net, the forum and social media will be up and running, so feel free.

Please post your questions and ideas!

I love you guys!
~pc.

HELP HUNTER CATCH A TF2 ITEM SCAMMER!!!

This is the Steam account that stole an $85 unusual from [Oz] Hunter – http://steamcommunity.com/id/dasdasfg31 If you have any information on this please msg an Oz Admin or any one of our community members.

[Oz] Hunter: Hello Oz, Hunter here. How many of you trust me, how many of you have been with this community and like it, and know we do good things? How many of you enjoy to help your fellow player? Well in this case you can. Recently i was scammed out of an unusual by some hacker with bot accounts. Basically what happened was his bot account disguised as mine and took my unu from my trusted friend, Redneck. No, Redneck is not the scammer, his bp doesn’t have the unu either. So what i have done is report and make a steam support ticket, but i know that’s not enough. I am linking you to his profile, report him, make tf2 discussions on the tf2 hub shaming him, make everyone know who he is and how he is not trustable. Make sure he is banned and he can’t do this to anyone else, and help me get my unu back. If enough of us file reports and tickets, steam will have no choice but to pay attention to us. If you help me out, I can help you in the future as well. A Lot of the regulars on the oz servers know me well and know who i am to a somewhat personal level. Don’t believe me? Talk to Andrew, Redneck, Slayer, Wii, Trixy, this list can go on and on. Anyways I won’t ramble too much, here is a link to ihs profile, report him and help me out. http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198160097481

Posted by – [Oz] Hunter.

Earn Rewards with Bing!

Bing Rewards – http://binged.it/1KmvARo

Why Bing Rewards? Because many of you spend a great deal of time using Google search. But what if we could get paid or “rewarded” for our search efforts? We can. Last month I decided to give Bing Rewards a try. It works. If you are not familiar with Bing Rewards, it’s a way for you to earn rewards in return for using Microsoft’s Bing to search. It’s easy to get started. Follow either link to setup your account, set Bing as your browser’s startup page and use Bing as your primary search tool. Done.

For me, I love Google and all it’s services and will continue to use them, but Google does not compensate me for using their search engine, Bing does and Bing gives identical search results. Many say Bing is better than Google. Try it for yourself. Our time is valuable, so why not get paid for it. Bing rewards you per search for using their search engine, Google does not.

Be sure to share this with your friends so they can start earning rewards too! 

Bing Rewards – http://binged.it/1KmvARo 

Thx, 
[Oz] pc

Fortress Forever vs. TF2

Fortress Forever competitive play differs in 4 major ways to TF2:

  1. Speed
  2. Defensive strategy
  3. Focus on movement
  4. Individual ability

Fortress Forever is much faster than TF2, and players have stricter positions. In TF2 both teams move around the map pushing each other back in a kind of tug-of-war; in FF the defending team creates a defensive strategy and then tries to hold their base against the oncoming attacking team. FF is more structured and static, having players with expertise defending particular choke points in maps and creating a defensive strategy together as to how to defend their base.

Fortress Forever is typically played Capture-the-flag, with teams being split into Offense and Defense. Defenders typically have “positions” at key choke points in their base which they are expected to hold down, stopping attackers getting past and relaying information about those that do to their teammates. Competitive play typically has 4 defenders and 4 attackers, either in a 4v4 (swapping sides at half time) or 8v8 format (with each team having 4 attackers and 4 defenders).

Most high level play splits 4 defenders into 2 lines of defense – front line (2 players) and back line (2 players), but this can depend on the map. Typically, an Engineer builds a sentry gun right at the back, covering the flag, because he is weak and needs defending whilst he builds. Often he has another player to help defend him – either a Demoman (with pipes (similar to “stickies”) on the flag), or a Soldier, or an HWGuy.

Attacking in Fortress Forever is very much based on the various movement abilities: Conc-jumping, ramp sliding, wall-strafing, trimping, double jumping, sharking, air control, and bunny hopping. Frequently Fortress Forever attackers are more concerned with getting past their opponents than killing them. This leads to great fun for both teams as defenders rack up kills and attackers pull off sweet moves.

In Fortress Forever, there is a balance between relying on your team, and shining as an individual. Some defensive positions are played solo, for those “lone wolf” types, and some have a greater emphasis on teamwork (such as defending the flag room with 1-2 other players). It’s possible to capture the flag on your own, if you show some outstanding skill, but it is much easier with a good team backing you up. There is much less frustration if you have a bad team – there is no yelling at the medic, like TF2.