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.

GameServers.com Is The Worst!

GameServers.com Is The Worst!

My experience with GameServers.com

In 2009 I signed up with GameServers.com. At that time they were known as one of the better Game Server Hosts. They offered services for a price that was difficult for others to match. However, times have changed and so has GameServers.com. I’ll explain. Our community went through a rough 12 month phase where the 2 TF2 servers we were renting would intermittently experience strong lag spikes. More than likely DDOS Attacks. These lag spikes could last from a few minutes to a few hours. Enough to completely disrupt game play for everyone. To the point of the servers emptying out. Many times the servers would crash while they were full. As if that wasn’t frustrating enough, after I would submit a support ticket, it would take them hours or even the next day to reply to a single request. By then the TF2 rush hour was over and our servers would have fixed themselves. When they did respond, they would say something very pre-programmed, like, We’re sorry for the delay and inconvenience this may have caused you. Your servers should be running fine now. Let us know if there is anything else we can do for you. I’m thinking, are you fucking kidding me… ROFL… I felt like I was dealing with bots. Here we are a few years later and nothing has changed…

The other day we had a small mandatory TF2 update. When TF2 updates are needed it’s quite simple to do the update. Log into your GameServers.com cPanel and click the Server Update button, done. With GameServers.com, sometimes this works and sometimes it does not. When it does not work you submit a support ticket and wait for a response. Nothing else you can do except wait. Until then, your servers will sit empty. In this case, it was over 24 hours before I got a response. This is totally unacceptable and I was pissed. For me, this was the last straw, and is what prompt me to exercise my game server hosting options. This time around I really wanted to make sure the next Game Server Host I hired took support VERY serious with nothing less than excellent reviews. So here’s what I did. 😉 I spent a few hours researching Game Server Hosting Reviews. I found 5 different Game Server Hosts I thought would be worth a shot. I put together an lengthy email pointing out all of my needs. I sent the email out to all 5 at the same time. Whoever had the best response times , who was the most helpful, who spoke the best English and who was the most polite was the Game Server Host I would choose. And the winner was, Fragnet Networks! Each email sent to them was turned around in literally 1-3 minutes. That’s impressive! FYI – The bad reviews I read about Fragnet seemed to be coming from people who had less than a sufficient amount of knowledge to be running a gaming server / community in the first place. With that being said, for Oz Gaming, time will tell.

GameServers.com Is The Worst!

FYI – Our new Oz Gaming | TF2 Servers – 64.37.59.180:27015 / 64.37.59.181:27015

 

Join Oz Gaming on Slack

Join Oz Gaming on Slack

As of recently Slack has been getting a lot of attention, so I decided to check it out. Last night I decided to open a new Slack account for the Oz Gaming | TF2 community. So far I have to say, it’s awesome! It’s like a chat room on steroids. If you already received an invite, just go to this link and sign in – https://ozgaming.slack.com/messages/general If you have not yet received an invite, ask [Oz] pc to send you one. There is a Slack app for all major platforms and devices. If you are not familiar with Slack, trust me, you will LOVE it! Lot’s of fun! 🙂

2 New TF2 Servers

Why do we have 2 new TF2 servers? Read on..

On Wednesday just after 8:00pm we had a mandatory TF2 update. The normal procedure is to login to our GameServers cPanel and click the Update Server Button. If that doesn’t work, sometimes it doesn’t, I have to open a support ticket. Well, this time I have to open a support ticket because the Update Server Button was not doing anything. Long story short, here we are 24 hours later, 8 support tickets and 2 empty TF2 servers that would otherwise be full. All because GameServers sucks. This is not how you treat a customer who has been with you 7 years and who always pays on time.

So today I decided I had enough, I purchased 2 new TF2 servers from Fragnet. They have a much better reputation, run on a much faster backbone which will provide our players in other countries with a more consistent ping, less if any lag spikes and smoother gameplay across the board.

So the 2 TF2 servers we’ve been playing on for years will be disappearing in a few weeks. So you all could remove them from your favorites as we will not be with GameServers anymore. Here is the info for the 2 new TF2 servers…

64.37.59.180:27015 / 64.37.59.181:27015

Bookmark’em!

New Admin Manager – [Oz] Wii

New Admin Manager – [Oz] Wii

Many of you know him as Wii. He has been with us for about 3 years. Most of that time he served as Admin. Since the Admin Manager is a new position, you guys are probably wondering what the difference is between a regular Admin and a Admin Manager. An Admin Manager has power over all Admins similar to the owners, Jab and pc. The Admin Manager aka Wii in this case, will be your go to person when you have questions or need someone to fix a drama filled situation on the servers. Jab and myself will still be here if and when needed, but will more than likely tell you to ask Wii first. Wii is the Admin Manager and needs to exercise that role.

There are only a few things that are expected from our Admin Manager that differ from regular Admins.

First and foremost, always make sure your Admins are doing their job. Here’s just 1 example…

You enter the server in spectator mode and you see a few of your Admins playing. Then you notice a few players with racist names. You see the racist players have been on the server for quite some time, but your Admins have not yet said anything. It’s your job to immediately open Admin chat or Steam chat and ask them why they have not yet told the players to change their names yet. If your Admins say, it’s because we did not notice. That is not acceptable and your Admin should get a warning. That’s like someone robbing a bank, meanwhile there are 3 cops standing out front eating doughnuts while the criminal gets away. Those cops will have some explaining to do, perhaps lose their job. So if your Admins are not doing their job, the owners are going to wonder if the Admin Manager is doing his. Admin Managers must be mature and able to be aggressive with their Admins when needed. No exceptions! That is a very important part of being a good an Admin Manager. Admin Managers must remember not to confront their Admins publicly or create drama between them. Admin chat in game or Steam chat works nicely. This position is about running a fine tuned TF2 community and making sure you have the right team for the job. Admin Managers will also have the final say to add and remove Admins.

 

Admin List Update – 9/28/2015

OWNER
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“STEAM_0:1:440399” “99:z” //pc
“STEAM_0:0:2789269” “99:z” //pc
“STEAM_0:0:61441640” “99:z” //pc
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GENERAL ADMIN
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“STEAM_0:1:7334502” “99:z” //Jab
“STEAM_0:0:6050192” “99:z” //Jab
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ADMIN MANAGER
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“STEAM_0:1:55684298” “98:bcdej” //Wii
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ADMIN
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“STEAM_0:0:92633601” “1:bcdej” //Hunter
“STEAM_0:1:45953978” “1:bcdej” //Crispy
“STEAM_0:1:45332018” “1:bcdej” //feurolant
“STEAM_0:0:65138755” “1:bcdej” //Slayer
“STEAM_0:1:76886364” “1:bcdej” //Charles
“STEAM_0:1:17025145” “1:bcdej” //Trixy
“STEAM_0:1:48694268” “1:bcdej” //CrazyToast

New Admin Manager Position

Admin Manager – Requirements & Duties

1. You must be an existing Admin, mature and at least 13 years of age.
2. You must be as active a minimum of 4-6 days a week.
3. You will be excepted to remind all of your fellow Admins to enforce our rules.
5. You must be a natural leader, and not afraid to enforce our rules, and confront your Admins when they don’t.

As an Admin Manager you will receive the next highest Admin level just under our General Admin. You will be in charge of managing and watching over all Admins. This title demands full respect at all times, the same way the owners receive respect, period. The reason for this position in the first place, is to allow our owners to do a more efficient job at over seeing the overall growth of our TF2 community.

Apply for Admin Manager here.

TF2 Update Details

TF2 Mandatory Update Details

- Added Collection Trade-Ups!
- Check out the blog post for more information: http://www.teamfortress.com/post.php?id=18161
- Added Map Stamps and Strange Filters for the featured maps in the Gun Mettle Campaign
- Added the Gun Mettle Cosmetic Case which contains new community cosmetic items
    - Gun Mettle Cosmetic Case can only be found by players with a campaign coin
    - Cosmetics in a collection can be listed on the Steam Community Market
- All Strange items now have a visible icon in backpack panels
- Added an option button to display paints and/or styles options for items in the Mann Co. Store preview page and the Steam Workshop item import tool
- Added the OWL 14 tournament medals
- Added a Steam Community Profile option to the player right-click context menu in the scoreboard
- Fixed a buffer overflow exploit (thanks to Didrole for this report)
- Fixed a Mann vs. Machine exploit related to purchasing upgrades while not at an upgrade station
- Fixed a Mann vs. Machine exploit related to the Medigun shield
- Fixed the Gun Mettle Coin not displaying its proper level in the Steam Community view
- Fixed the Enforcer getting a damage bonus as the Spy was disguising and not fully disguised
- Fixed the cvarlist command truncating some cvar/command descriptions
- Fixed hitting 'Enter' while in the backpack menu triggering buttons in the main menu
- Fixed invalid map names in nextlevel convar or the map cycle causing the server to fail to change level after displaying the score panel
- Fixed the Engineer losing revenge crits and picked-up weapons after using The Eureka Effect to teleport back to base
- The Dalokohs Bar can now accept Ally Healing Done strange parts
- Updated several HUD elements to include the name of the weapon's owner when a player is carrying a weapon they picked-up
- Updated the materials for the Stickybomb Launcher
- Updated Mann Co. Store prices for foreign currencies to current USD equivalents
- Updated the localization files
- PASS Time update
    - Fixed scoring in your own goal if you change teams while the jack is in flight
    - Fixed disguised and cloaked enemy Spies having a shield drawn for them in the HUD
    - Fixed players sometimes not being able to throw the jack
    - Fixed another case where players could teleport the jack with The Eureka Effect
    - Fixed The Dead Ringer making it impossible to throw the jack or deactivate the Dead Ringer
    - All global special abilities that are activated with alt-fire are now available while carrying the jack, unless you're actively aiming the jack
    - Unlocked console variables for community servers to experiment with without requiring sv_cheats
    - Fixed Scouts being able to pick up the jack while drinking
    - Fixed disguised Spies being able to carry the jack in some situations
    - Made weapon switch faster after throwing the jack
    - Fixed not getting a speed boost if you score and then get the jack after it respawns
    - Fixed a crash if mp_tournament was enabled and someone scored during pre-game
    - Improved the way blocking works
    - Fixed being able to cancel enemy taunts by hitting them with the ball
    - Fixed seeing a phantom jack in your hand if you threw the jack and couldn't switch back to your previous weapon (jars, cleavers, etc.)
    - Updated pass_warehouse
        - Fixed issue with jack getting stuck behind props
        - Fixed exploit of jack getting stuck in dropper
        - Fixed issue with unbalanced ammo and health kits
        - Moved resupply closets further from the doors
        - Added plank walkway to central warehouses on top of the containers
- Server Browser
    - Fixed the history tab of the server browser failing to record servers
    - Fixed the spectate tab of the server browser not working at all
    - Fixed the game info dialog for SourceTV master servers improperly showing the server as not responding
    - Fixed connecting to SourceTV servers via the Favorites tab in the server browser
    - Fixed SourceTV relay servers not properly registering on the server list in some situations
    - Fixed the game info dialog for SourceTV relay servers not allowing connection despite open slots
    - Fixed SourceTV relay servers appearing to have negative max players
- Maps Workshop Beta
    - Fixed map cycle files specified before the initial map load not properly tracking workshop maps
    - Fixed game servers using registered accounts via sv_setsteamaccount being unable to access workshop content
    - Fixed servers getting stuck in a loop when the nextlevel convar contains a un-loadable workshop map

Admins and Aliases

Admins

We know it’s fun to change our names to something funny or w/e the reason is, I know this because I do it now and then too. However, when Jab or myself do it, 9 times out of 10 it’s for undercover purposes, not to play around. Besides, we want to make sure everyone knows who we are without making them wonder or guess if you are an admin or not. Not just for our visitors, but to make sure our admins are doing their part. Now that you know this, please do not say, Hi pc or Hi Jab if you see it is us undercover, lol.. If we are under a different name and you need to ask one of us a question, PLEASE do it in Steam chat, not public.

Here is a conversation between Jab and myself in Steam chat…

7:15 PM – [Oz] pc: how do you feel about our admins constantly changing their name?
7:18 PM – [Oz] Jab: for an under cover thing, not a bad thing, but they should have their original name on period
7:18 PM – [Oz] Jab: w/e name they assign themselves should be the name they should use if they r admin
7:18 PM – [Oz] pc: i agree
7:19 PM – [Oz] Jab: my suggestion is before they get admin (this is just me), they need to have a name they can stick with
7:19 PM – [Oz] Jab: so ppl will know who that admin is
7:19 PM – [Oz] pc: undercover once in a while, but they need to use the name the signed up under.

Changing our name in game isn’t a crime, it’s just confusing to those of us who need to know who is who. That’s why we have an admin list. So from now on make sure you use the name you were hired under, this way there is no confusion between our admins or visitors.

Thanks!