Hello all! Hope everyone is having a good day.
With the recent reformation of the Admin Team, we've identified the need to improve transparency between community and admin activity. Which is what I - shounic will be the most involved in. Outside of that we also have And(rew) who's helping out with other general stuff around the Admin Team.
Hope you welcome us, and have fun in the first real event I (shounic) am running, along with help from Andrew!
If you've noticed lately Fuzz and I (shounic, you get it now right?) have been more active on the forums. And AS A EXCELLENT SEGUE, we've set up a poll on the new weapon suggestions we've received from you guys. Head over to http://asiafortress....coming-changes/ and give us your thoughts! We've added little bits and pieces of other info in that thread as well so take a look!
Merry Christmas! - Shounic
Hope you're all excited for the last month of the year, and we all know what that means! CHRISTMAS! Well here at Asia Fortress we celebrate Christmas too!
But we have been keeping a secret from you all and it's time to come clean....
Last Christmas, our dearest sand camel was out on a ski trip with Admirable Fuzzbeard. They were enjoying their time off as admins in the busy world of Asia Fortress. They've decided to stay the night at a cabin in the middle of the forest that nobody occupied for some reason. No reason not to go in!
Everything was fine that night when all of a sudden... "FUCKING NIGGERS!" shouted Spammah as he woke up in the middle of a night to a loud noise outside the cabin. Sleeping in the same bed with him, Fuzz groaned out loud, "Whatis it? someone off-classing again?" as he casually stroked his beard and sat up on the bed.
"Nah Curry Powder I heard a loud noise outside", replied Spammah.
“Well I’ve watched enough horror movies to know what happens next. I’ll get some paper to start working on my will.”
“No you fucking nigger! We have to investigate. Don't worry, after my eye surgery I'm like Peter Pan from that fucking Dinsey Movie, I can meatshot anything!!”
“Don’t you mean Robin Hood….? But -sigh- whatever. Let my grab my comb real quick.”
“The fuck do you need to comb? Let’s go nigger their flank is weak!!!!”
“My beard is messy.”
After a brief period of verbal abuse, the admin duo finally make it outside of the cabin. As Spammah takes his first step into the icy cold, he yet again screams more expletives into the child friendly forest neighbourhood. Luckily for Fuzz, he was able to calm Spammah down by letting him hold his beard.
"Okay... So let's see here.... Where was that noise...." Spammah, whose middle name was Goldfish, was having difficulties in pinpointing the general whereabouts of the loud noise and decided to go for the most rational option. Despite the fact that the piece of equipment didn't have much relevance to the ski trip, Spammah went back inside to grab an aluminum suitcase. What's inside????
"Okay Fuzz. This radar is top of the line technology, I estimate we'll be able to find that mysterious noise in two hours."
As Spammah configures his radar, Fuzz comments “Why do you need the radar? Don’t you remember where the sound came from?” “WELL IF YOU’RE SO FUCKING SMART YOU TRY FIND IT FUCKING CURRY SNORTING CUNT” screamed Spammah. Fuzz examines his surroundings and spot a faint yellow light being emitted from behind the Cabin. “It’s probably you know, in that direction…” Fuzz comments. Fuzz awkwardly stands in the cold staring at Spammah’s angry camel eyes anticipating for a reply that would never come before sighing and leading the way.
What the two saw could only be simply described as a capsule. The capsule had a handle on it; presumably a hatch that opens to reveals the capsule’s contents. Upon closer examination, there’s a message on it. “WARNING: HONKEES”
Spammah places his two hands on the handle and starts jerking it. “Wait Spammah! We need to think about this rationally before we open this. Clearly something dangerous lies behind this door!” shouted Fuzz. Spammah paused his jerking to turn to Fuzz. He shrugs and then promptly goes back to jerking the door, attempting to open it. “SPAMMAH THINK ABOUT THIS” Fuzz warned Spammah. But no. Spammah want open, Spammah must open.
Eventually Fuzz passes out from exhaustion and Spammah, being a camel, kept pushing on. One of Spammah's humps were thoroughly depleted but at last......the capsule opened. Inside was what Spammah described as “yellow niggers”. These aliens were pulled out of the capsule, and were identified as “Shounic”, and "And". There were more aliens in the capsule but Spammah got tired and closed the door trapping the rest inside.
Shounic and And were brought back into the secret underground Asia Fortress Admin Cave to work in the secret potato farm, right next to the now obsolete padi field because of all the excess padi a fellow Vietnamese couldn't sell and just donated it to Asia Fortress.
Introducing the ASIA FORTRESS MASH POTATOS FOOD FIGHT!
That’s right my dear potatoes! The story didn't really explain anything but the idea is simple. You sign-up, we mix you all into teams. This competition will run for the month of December, and the winner announced at the end, along with a prize.
BUT IT’S ACTUALLY NOT AS SIMPLE AS THAT. (oh dang son)
Did you ever want to play with the best of the best? No? Well still, it would be fun wouldn’t it????? We have a mysterious list of Veterans who will be mixed into the teams with you. NOW THAT’S A MASHED POTATO.
How to Sign-Up:
Steam Profile Link:
Preferred Class (to play):
Steam Profile Link:
Preferred Class (to play):
REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY 6, DECEMBER.
ONLY POST SIGN-UPS HERE
FEEDBACK AND QUESTIONS REFER TO HERE
As you may know, the AsiaFortress servers numbered 1-3 currently have a player whitelist in place. What this means is anyone who wants to play on those servers needs to join the AsiaFortress Pickup group. Joining is only possible via invite.
The procedure to apply for an invite to servers 1-3 is as follows:
- Make sure your Steam community profile is set to public, with 25+ friends and has a minimum of 250 hours played of TF2.
- Go to the AsiaFortress Pickup group and join the group chat directly via the link.
- Once you're in the group chat, politely ask for an invite while stating your most common alias/name if you aren't currently using it. An admin will check your profile for the above criteria. Also mention the name(s) of any player(s) who may have introduced you to AsiaFortress PuGs.
- If the admin/mod approves your account, they will invite you to the AsiaFortress Pickup Steam group.
- Accept the group invite, and your ID will be added to the whitelist when the server's map changes.
DO NOT :
Add or spam friend invites at the admins or mods.
Spam the group chat with requests
Leave the group chat after asking for an invite - until your invite has been sent (check your steam community) IMPORTANT!
Change your name after asking for an invite
NOTE: If you're already in the group or have been invited, and cannot join a server even after a number of hours or map changes, please post in this thread so we have an idea of who is facing this issue.
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All registering captains have been PM'd here in the forums a template for nominating candidates for your division awards for this season. If your team has not submitted your nominations yet, make sure it is submitted by the end of Sunday 13th October GMT +8.
Each team is to only send in one submission which is decided as a team. Only submissions submitted as a reply to my Private Message here in the forums will be accepted.
If your team has not have this discussion yet on who in your division to nominate, go bugger your registering leader now! If your registering leader is missing or KIA during this tournament, pm me and i will help your team personally.
All the best to nominee hopefuls!
What a crazy competition it has been so far, and we’ve only just finished up the semi-finals. Here’s a quick wrap up of what’s been happening lately to bring you some hype for the grand finals!
Starting off with Division 3. We’ve seen PayChannel and DespicableUs battle it out. PayChannel steamrolled with a 5 - 0 score on Granary, and a 7 - 2 victory on Badlands. l8r nerds and Azure Celista fought a closer, more intense game. Azure Celista secured a 1 - 6 in a valiant match on Granary, but l8r nerds actually brought it back for Badlands with a score of 7-3.
The tie breaking Ashville turned out in Azure Celista’s favor with a scoreline of 4 - 1. Better luck later (l8r), nerds! The Japanese PayChannel and Korean team Azure Celista will be fighting tooth and nail for victory in the finals – who will prevail and emerge the top Div 3 team?
Next up on the list we have our Division 2 teams. Our semi-finalists were TSP vs Team InAdequacy and Color Gaming vs. A Clockwork Enigma. The strategies of Clockwork Enigma weren’t so much of an enigma after all; easily unpicked by Color Gaming, the team saw a somewhat predictable loss of 5 - 0 to Color on Badlands and 6 - 1 on Granary. Nevertheless, considering the dearth of experience in their players, they put up a commendable fight indeed.
TSP and Team InAdequacy put up a good show. Both teams have humble beginnings in Divsion 3, and InA’s previous life as Team EXE saw them clinching 4th place in Division 3. Scaling the steep skill and strategy curves, both teams meet again at a whole new level of gameplay, holding top spots in Divsion 2. Despite InA defeating TSP during the regular season, TSP has been sweating their little butts off. They brought a roaring victory of 5 - 0 in Badlands, and won 4 -3 in Granary yet again, albeit with a more suspenseful match. TSP has really surpassed most people’s expectations but now the question is, is this enough to beat Colour Gaming?
And finally who could forget, our dearest Divsion 1. If you didn’t catch it, make sure to catch a record of the LIVE broadcast on the TEAMFORTRESS.TV stream, casted by Admirable and Yuki! VOD’s are already up on www.youtube.com/teamfortresstv and you can catch up on the action there. The matches were played between For Freak’s Sake vs. Muk Eun Ji and Kuso Scout vs. Lust Lust Lust.
FFS had a good run against MEJ, but alas it ended in a 5-0 Badlands and Granary roll, in favor of MEJ. That’s not to say nobody cheered for FFS, though. Being a relatively new team playing against what the pros consider to be the cream of the crop in the Asian TF2 gaming scene, it was a good game – as the Soldier says, “Every one of you deserves a medal!” Good effort FFS!
The second match between Kuso Scout and Lust Lust Lust (pity the casters on this tongue-twister) was definitely more exciting. A close game on Badlands turned out 5 - 3 in favor of Kuso Scout, but if you were there with us on the live stream you can testify – that game certainly was close! Rounds were traded relentlessly back and forth, but Kuso Scout managed to pull through and emerge victorious. Granary was a bit less of a nail biter as Natapon claimed that “they’ve shaken off the rust and gotten a hang of the Kuso Scout style again”. The game ended in a 6 - 1 to Kuso Scout, but you really have to congratulate Lust Lust Lust and FFS for coming so far. There were a lot of tough opponents along the way; big shoutout especially to Team Kill Friendly Fire who I personally expected to be in the semi-finals. It wasn’t easy; respect to them for doing so well!
Don’t tune out just yet though, we’re still yet to witness the EPIC conclusion to AFC 7. Kuso Scout vs. Muk Eun Ji – definitely a battle to watch out for. Will the Korean super team – seasoned, dynamic and complex as old kimchi, emerge at the top? Will the Kuso Scout scouts be enough to pull the rug out from under MEJ?
There’s also Color Gaming vs. The Systematic People to look out for; will the Japanese team that has stuck together around for so long beat the first and only HK team in the finals? Which country will reign supreme?
And who can forget PayChannel vs Azure Celista? Our Div 3 teams don’t deserve any less attention. Who are the hopefuls that will move onto division 2 next season? The Japanese or the Koreans?
All the months of hard work have been distilled to three final matches between the most resilient teams. Only one question is left on the tip of all our tongues – WHO’S GOING TO WIN?!
Great news to all, AFA is once again, up and running!!
We at AsiaFortress would like the community’s opinion on a professionally done AsiaFortress Academy.
Here is what we have planned for the Academy for you :
- Demo reviews
- AMA sessions on stream
- Round table shows with Q&A
The following community members have volunteered their time and efforts to mentor you future prospects. There will be more added later. We welcome suitable veterans who want to join and a lend a helping hand with the community.
Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese
Taking in core mentees: around 3 to 4
Class: demo soldier medic
Not taking core mentees at the moment
Class: scout, medic
Languages: Cantonese, English
Not taking core mentees at the moment
Class: scout, soldier
Class: soldier, demo
Class: soldier, demo
Core mentees requirements:
- 101% effort
- Willingness to improve
- Initiative to record demos
- Find out your weaknesses beforehand so we may work them out faster
If you are interested in being a core mentee, post a reply here, I'll have the mentors check here regularly.
The 3rd transfer window for AFC7 (1 August 2013 - 2 August 2013) has ended. The following are the results.
BigTicket http://steamcommunit...m/id/BigTicket/ - Leaves Team JJ to join Color Gaming - Division 2
Audio http://steamcommunit...m/id/audiotwtf/ - Leaves Team JJ to joins Chess - Division 3
Faruko http://steamcommunity.com/id/faruko/ - Leaves Despicable Us
Lime http://steamcommunity.com/id/ivansooo/ - Leaves Color Gaming
Skye http://steamcommunit...m/id/skyesiren/ - Leaves Color Gaming
Quark http://steamcommunity.com/id/HaeSung2 - Leaves Azure Celista