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Thread: ozfortress Sixes Season 35 signups are open!
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Welcome back!

It's here! ozfortress is returning from the off-season's experimental cup, bringing you one of the most significant changes we have seen for TF2 in our region. The Round Timer plugin debuts for the first time in an ozfortress seasonal league. Many of you will have likely seen the recent Insomnia 69 TF2 LAN where this plugin was featured, along with our Experimental Cup 1 tournament just recently.

Signups

You can sign up for Sixes Season 35 from Sunday the 25th of September, up until Wednesday the 5th of October. We aim to have seeding out Friday or Saturday before the season start, with the season running from Sunday the 9th of October to Thursday the 15th of December.

Major Changes

Below you will find a summarised list of the larger changes occurring in Sixes Season 35. For more information on them, see the More Info link below or visit the season page.

  • Plugin, config and format changes:
    • The Round Timer plugin, named "TF2-Improved-Round-Timer-Plugin" has been added to the configs for this season. This plugin is identical to the one used in the Experimental Cup, and in ETF2L's Sixes seasons. The round timer value is set at five minutes per community request.
    • Golden Cap configs will not see a time limit as of Season 35, as we wish to consult further with players before coming to a definitive decision. Part of this decision came from the existence of newer/alternate Round Timer plugins, one of which RGL currently uses within their Sixes seasons, where the highest round score is taken at the end of the map's time limit, and has 1 point added to it to reach a new total score either team has to reach. We have opted not to include this in Season 35 or the poll as we felt it may confuse players going into Season 35, and would like to keep the scope of new plugin and config changes narrow until we know everyone is happy with these changes.
  • Whitelist changes:
    • The Market Garden... yeah you thought - The Buffalo Steak Sandvich has been unbanned for Season 35, and we will be looking closely at feedback for it in the next poll.
    • The Market Gardener was put to vote in the poll after it's brief ban in the Experimental Cup, and returned a result to the dismay of some. The Market Gardener will remain unbanned for Season 35.
  • Map changes:
    • Prolands departs by majority vote, with its future cloudy.
    • Metalworks returns to replace Prolands. We are currently awaiting the latest version of Metalworks Pro by community mapper xobile, which features varied changes over its Refresh counterpart. We will expand on this prior to signups closing, but many poll participants wished to see the Metalworks Pro version, and have provided feedback on what they would want to see in a Pro version of Metalworks.
    • Poll participants voted to keep the same amount of KOTH maps that we have currently, thus we have rotated the KOTH maps.
    • Clearcut has enjoyed its time in the spotlight but will be taking a back seat in favour of Product for Season 35. Bagel will remain as well.
  • Transfers system changes:
    • Fortnightly transfers for Sixes will remain for Season 35, but will now be limited to two player transfers per window. This number accounts for both transfers into an Active Roster, and transfers out of an Active Roster.
    • Emergency Transfers will be held to further scrutiny in Season 35, but will still be available in case of "emergencies", but we will be open to reform not only this system but the entirety of the Transfers system in future seasons pending feedback from players and advisors.

Thanks to those who played the Experimental Cup

Your poll feedback has allowed us to discern where to make adjustments this season, and because of you - we are implementing the Round Timer plugin into Sixes Season 35 and beyond.

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Thread: Highlander Season 2 - Player Restrictions
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Thread: Sixes Season 35 - Player Restrictions
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Thread: ozfortress Highlander Season 2 signups are now open!
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Welcome back!

That’s right, just as we promised we’re back providing you the next season of ozfortress Highlander. Just like last season, we aim to bring you fresh and healthy highlander competition similar to that of the last season with a few quality of life improvements including whitelist modifications, map pool alterations and changes to the playoff system.

Signups

You can sign up for Highlander Season 2 from Saturday the 24th of September, up until Thursday the 6th of October. We aim to have seeding out sometime between Friday and Saturday before the season begins, with the season running from Monday the 10th of October to Friday the 2nd of December. When signing up, please ensure you specify which classes each player will be playing, this will aid us in seeding your team and deciding on player restrictions.

Major changes

Below you will find a list of the larger changes occurring in Highlander Season 2. For more information on them, see the More Info link below or visit the season page.

  • Map changes:
    • Proside out, Cascade in
  • Whitelist changes:
    • Natascha banned
    • Sydney Sleeper will stay allowed
  • Playoffs changes:
    • ABBA default now only for Premier
    • Pick/Ban process changed to now mirror Sixes
    • Pick/Ban process must be complete 24 hours prior to the agreed upon match start time

Thanks for Season 1

We were delighted to see just how many ozfortress players dipped their toes into Highlander, and we hope to see you all again for Season 2!

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Thread: ozfortress Experimental Cup 1: Playoffs
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Congratulations to all of the teams who have made it to Playoffs. We would like to thank everyone who has and is currently participating, we hope to collect everyone's thoughts on the proposed changes for Season 35 after the cup has finished.

PREMIER
  1. Witness Gaming
  2. Goon Squad
  3. (° ͟ʖ °)
  4. Filet Minion
INTERMEDIATE
  1. fever kids
  2. Gushes Goons
  3. altombo's kittens
  4. le fish
OPEN
  1. Insisting on a Phisting
  2. Meat Your Match
  3. RTBA
  4. Woolies Chicken Rissoles

Quick FAQ / Clarification

We have a few things we want to clarify and answer for Day 3.

  • Mercenary rules for Day 3 are exactly the same as Days 1 & 2, you can find this in the FAQ section of the Experimental Cup page, but we'll reiterate it here as well.
    • The mercenary rules are the same as the regular season, you are limited to two mercenaries per match and only able to use mercenaries within four of your matches in this cup. This means you could use eight (8) different players, or the same two mercenaries four times, but you cannot use mercenaries in more than four matches. You must get approval from the captain of the opposing team like in our regular season fixtures.
  • An unknown server issue present on the ozfortress servers seems to be affecting whitelists executed by the Experimental Cup configs. We ask that players observe the whitelist, which can be found linked on the Experimental Cup page, for the duration of the cup. We have been unable to solve the issue, but it appears executing the config a few times does seem to work. We'll make sure this issue is not able to affect the regular season configs.

Pick Ban process for Playoffs

  • Home team Bans
  • Away team Bans
  • Home team Picks
  • Away team Picks
  • Home team Picks (Decider - will only be one map left)

Thank you all for your diligence in sticking to the schedule, the only delays during this cup have been on us, and for that, we'd like to apologize.

Thread: ozfortress Experimental Cup 1: Final Placements, Player Restrictions and Schedule Update
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Schedule Update

The Premier division will be playing Day 1 alone, with Intermediate & Open playing their matches Day 2. All divisions will be playing Playoffs Day 3.


Final Placements

Seedings are listed in order, along with the format being used underneath the division name. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out via #sixes-support.

PREMIER

Round Robin

  1. Witness Gaming
  2. (° ͟ʖ °)
  3. Goon Squad
  4. Filet Minion
  5. Final Destination
  6. My new Team Fortress Two team
INTERMEDIATE

Round Robin

  1. fever kids
  2. altombo's kittens
  3. Gushes Goons
  4. le fish
  5. 26
  6. AUUGHHH!
OPEN

Round Robin

  1. Insisting on a Phisting
  2. Woolies Chicken Rissoles
  3. RTBA
  4. Meat Your Match
  5. MR. Corp

Player Restrictions

The following players have been restricted from playing the listed classes within the cup.

INTERMEDIATE
  • ALT restricted from Soldier & Demoman.
  • Elmo restricted from Scout & Soldier
  • smazza restricted from Scout.
OPEN
  • inStinct restricted from Soldier.
  • akim restricted from Demoman.
  • luna/max restricted from Sniper.