It's been a long ride and despite our efforts there's some things that need to be said, so let's get to it.
AsiaFortress will shut down if our servers are not being utilized anymore. We have started a new group for active players who wish to play here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/asiafortresspickupgames Our closing will include the league and anything associated with it.
This decision has been in discussions for a while and it's come to a point where there is nothing left to say. Servers cost money to host, and if nobody uses it, then that's that.
Our stance is always with the community - if people want us around and use the servers we'll keep going, so vote with your actions. Numbers speak more than words and it's up to you now; to show us what the fate of AsiaFortress will be.
Just think about who you're going to be - the one that stands aside, types f and watches? or are you the type who'll actually get something done?
Hello! (especially those with money)
Have you ever felt that your money shouldn't be used productively? Ever felt like throwing money into the sea? Then have I got the deal for you.
NOW YOU CAN THROW MONEY AT VIDEO GAMES!!
On a serious note, hope you all enjoy the little gambling fun to be had, and maybe more will come?
Today marks the start of the tournament! Throw the confetti! Throw the dog! Throw the game! (maybe not, you crazy iBP enthusiast...)
Let's get straight to it. Match threads have been posted, and this year we're trying to make things better as usual. The rules have been updated, and this year we're introducing the ILLUMINATI GROUP. It's not actually the Illuminati and there's no triangles around here I swear. But because of how difficult it was to relay messages to the leaders in the past, I'm going to be inviting the leaders to the Illuminati group where we can discuss
secret happenings in Russia, the USASIAFORTRESS MC6 THINGS and update the team leaders on important happenings during the tournament.
The second thing we gotta talk about is server team tags. If you don't want us to randomly guess what your team tag is you can tell us what it should be in a reply here or an indication in the Illuminati group.
That's it! Throw the confetti again!
If you have noticed, our servers are now back online! Some of you with keen eyes have spotted our servers making it's entry back into the internet tab on the server browser. At the moment, we're still setting up the address we're all used to using, 'pug.asiafortress.com', so it will point to the correct address in the future.
For those who hates words, here, take this picture I illustrated of the situation we're in.
While yes, it's great the servers are back up, we can't celebrate quite yet and the servers may very well have to go offline for some time again. I know exactly what you're thinking. If it's "I want some Pancakes" I'm not sure how to help you... but if you're thinking "golly gee I sure wish I could help!" then HAVE I GOT THE SOLUTION FOR YOU!
Here at AF we seriously dislike the idea of asking for donations, but if you feel like you could spare some chump change to support the servers you can make a PayPal payment to shounic @ asiafortress.com (no spaces! & Add your username in the notes) At the moment we don't know how people without PayPal access can try contribute but if you have suggestions please leave us a message!
To assist our fundraising efforts, I'll be organizing a showmatch in the coming weeks. Let's remember why we're all here, to play and enjoy TF2, so why not do what we do best, play TF2! Give me your suggestions on what ridiculous things we can get people to participate in. Heavy MGE? Flipped Badlands? Girls vs boys?
And finally, Mercenaries Cup 6 Registration will end 1st of March so that people have time to gather their teams and start scrimming again.
Hope to see you all on the AF servers!!