We're looking for as much feedback as possible! If you are a team captain, please send the poll to your team and encourage them to fill it out! The poll only takes a few minutes to complete, providing us with feedback, insight, and concerns on potential changes, our future direction, and more. We've linked each poll below!
Next Seasons & Delays
There is a bit of a surprise below, but we wanted to give everyone some insight into why things are moving a bit slowly on our end. In late 2022, our main and only server provider Qixalite announced that they would be taking a step back, and slowly shutting down services. We have been working to have our own server solution ready, but this takes time and will undoubtedly have teething problems. If everything goes according to plan, you should see our new servers in action for our upcoming cups (yes, plural).
Something is returning!
We're excited to see you back for Season 36 of Sixes and Season 3 of Highlander, but first, we have some off-season action coming. Many of you have noticed that we're running a bit behind schedule, but we promise there are good reasons for our delays. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek, for some it'll be familiar:
Please note: This art is not final, merely a placeholder teaser!
Earlier tonight, teams participating in the Summer Brawl 2023 LAN event received an attendee guide which details what to bring, risk management, schedule, etc. An inclusion in the guide regarding behaviour management at this event states the following;
“Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated and there will be no warnings. ozfortress infractions can and will be handed out for poor behaviour and may lead to being banned from future LAN events.”
We wanted to give some much needed insight into ozfortress’ working relationship with the Summer Brawl 2023’s team so those attending are aware of our own involvement. From Day 1, we remained adamant that we were providing the LAN team with a platform to host this event (the ozfortress website), and would help promote it through our discord server and social medias. We have taken issue in the past with internal planning surrounding certain event responsibilities, and would just like to reaffirm our position publicly regarding behaviour management at the Summer Brawl 2023. ozfortress will not make use of its infraction system for an event that is not ours, nor will we ever. The infraction system isn’t to be loaned out or used outside of ozfortress. In saying this, if any behaviour at the event warrants serious review or barring from ozfortress services, we will not be afraid to do so. We ask that everyone makes themselves aware of what the rules at this venue and event are, and hope everyone enjoys their time at the event in a way befitting functioning members of society.
We hope this clarifies some concerns attendees have regarding our position, as we share those concerns also.
Over the last quarter of 2022 our Infraction team in coordination with our league administration, has created a highly-requested ban review system. Whilst named “Ban Appeals”, the system will act more as an early “good behaviour” unban, where those whose appeal is accepted will still serve out the probation period assigned to them after their ban would typically expire.
This system is applicable only to Infraction threshold bans, and there are no plans to expand it to other ban types/conditions as of now. ozfortress has always ensured that we only issue bans we will stand behind, and are sure of beyond reasonable doubt. Due to the nature of Anti-Cheat bans, they will not be eligible for this appeal system, nor will any other ban type (for now). This system will undoubtedly see evolution throughout 2023 and beyond, and we are open to feedback on this process.
To be eligible for Ban Appeals, the following criteria should be observed:
- Banned user needs to have served 75% of their total ban duration.
- Banned users’ behaviour during their ban period should not conflict with our Infractions ruleset or our Community Guidelines.
As mentioned earlier, we are open to receiving feedback on this system, and will continue to refine and evolve the system going forward, but expect the typical new system teething issues and clarifications on how certain processes will work. The system is live and can be found under the Help dropdown found at the top of the website.