Jan 24 2010

Assembly shoutcast recordings + STV demo’s

Surprisingly, Dignitas won the Assembly Winter LAN. Who would have guessed?

For some reason Exfane joined a shoutcast hosted on our Mumble to provide his *cough* EXPERT *cough* commentary, helped by his superiour gamesense.

Being a masochist, I decided to record the shoutcast so you can get the full enjoyment of watching two great matches (semi-final and final), while simultaneously listening to Mr. Rage interrupting the excellent Arx.

Bronze final STV + shoutcast recording:

TCM getting robbed (crashing tournament PC’s for TCM) of third place by Power Gaming

Final STV + shoutcast recording:

Illegal using taunts while fighting for mid against Dignitas

Oct 22 2009

Jonni the Jew is not the devil

TF2Street has a rather nasty writeup about the recent departure of Jonni. From reading that you might conclude Jonni is an evil bastard, but he really does not deserve that.

Some important additions to their article:

Other scattered details exist, such as the fact that after being benched from Team Netherlands, Jonni threatened to delete or fuck with the FB servers and Mumble since it was in his name.

Not exactly. Jonni paid 1/3 of the costs for our ‘old’ dedicated box. He only said he wouldn’t keep paying for the server if he wasn’t part of the team, and that he’d cancel the contract if we hadn’t sorted out his situation (playtime) within x days. We completely understand Jonni’s position on this, and with new servers being cheaper and better, we’ve decided to rent a new machine to replace the one in Jonni’s name.

Jonni went into one of the FB servers and told Swifty “If you want to play on my servers, you have to get on your knees and apologize to me.”

That’s what you get when you’re in a fight with someone and you still try to use their stuff. Swifty and his team were playing on the machine paid for by Jonni at the time.

Immediately after, he enters #FakkelBrigade on Quakenet, and changes the topic title to something along the lines of “FakkelBrigade -> Breaking friendships is all we do!”In his last moment of pathetic preteen rage, Jonni sits in a private Mumble channel, links it to every Mumble channel in which a Fakkelian member is present, and rage-eavesdrops on the entire clan.

FB was co-founded by Jonni, he was a very active player in 3 seasons, of course he’s going to be mad.

These are all rather recent events with a lot of drama involved, I hope that in a couple of weeks things have cooled down a bit and we can welcome Jonni back into his own FB family.




Exfane had the following to incoherent, poorly written rant to add:

This story is obviously biassed , but it is what i (Exfane) consider to be the truth:

Jonni has brought a lot of good stuff to the clan and has always been thinking along about how we (fb) should be progressing.  This clan prlly wouldn’t have been alive still if it wasn’t for jonni, arie and me. We rlly owe jonni a lot.

I’ve always seen FB as a 3-man lead, not 1 man tryin to lead it all. Apparently recently jonni felt the strength to kick swifty/fb2 on his own. After swifty put on this silly name and joined a public srv with psunfragga and jonni in it. Now why make such a big fuckin deal out of this?! Did swifty cockblock you jonni? Or was he just a bad friend?! Either way, jonni had no right to kick em without consulting me or arie.
So I just come home one day and see we don’t have a 2nd team, heard the stories of both sides, the only thing that came to my mind: WTF!?$^!&@%@! Why, How, Whatfor?!
Jonni told me he’d heard a lot of bad things for a long time about swifty and sgn especially. Though apparently it never was bad enough for him to inform either me or arie.
Now if he would’ve just come to either me or arie, let us know what was goin on, let us know what he wanted to do (kick em). But no he acted on his own, and before any of us could change something about this, most of the members from fb2 left……………..gg

Now,  the biggest lie of all: jonni is THE big leader of FB.
If there was any, it would’ve been me, as I got this clan from the other founding fathers.
Now I’ve never seen myself as THE big leader, in my point of view it quickly became: arie, jonni and me, as clanleaders (multiple YES).

Now somewhere along the line people started telling me that jonni says he is the mighty almighty.
I honestly don’t know where this comes from, probably because the srv’s were ordered on his name (arie, jonni and me equally payed). First his dad payed for the srv, because jonni and me were doin work for him.
At some point we decided to quit workin, but we still wanted the srv, so jonni easily fixed it to his name. For him this was the cue to promote himself as THE big leader of fakkelbrigade, cause he “owned” the srv. WOW, to openly call yourself THE clanleader while your not……..weird………….even for a jew.

Still all of this doesn’t concern jonni’s recent departure from our clan. About 2 seasons ago we decided to take on fisshu, this would mean we’d have 3 scouts, so we had to equally devide the playingtime, jonni and arie (our only scouts at that point) agreed, as they both didn’t mind taking a night off.
About a month after fisshu joined, everybody noticed how fisshu and arie were a way better scout couple then arie/jonni or fisshu/jonni. Prlly because jonni just cba to train for this silly game. So we told him he should pickup the pace and start working on his skillz (pickups, dm maps, watching demo’s, you know the drill)
We all expected jonni would take this cue serious and start workin 150% on his skillz, while in fact it somehow demoralized him as he just didn’t show up for any training anymore. After fisshu and arie played together for a while we all saw how valuable a standard scout team is, instead of having 3 scouts switching around. So with jonni out of the (scout) loop we all agreed on having 2 scouts only.

3 weeks ago jonni came to me and said: “I demand a scout slot for 2/3 of all matches played or I’m gone and I will not pay my share for the srv anymore”. Well obviously that’s fair, I mean I don’t wanna pay for a clan or whatever (soccer practice) if I can never play. But to demand 2/3 of all playing time while you’ve been inactive for 1.5 season, we have no available slot and are playing in div1, just was impossible. At that point we were still very unsure of the lineup we were about to use in the next etf2l season, so to have another set back by using 3 scouts would’ve  smacked us back to the stone age.
So we tried training jonni for one of the classes we needed, medic and demo at that point. He didn’t have a lot of experience in either class, but we were all willing to train him if he’d just show up on time like he promised. Guess what……………he was able to show up at least 30 mins late every night we played, thx a lot.
We all noticed (jonni included) this just wouldn’t work out, so we asked some good but somewhat inactive players to join the action (again), cook and looper answered this call from the motherland and filled the slots we had left.

In my opinion we’ve done everything we could possibly do with a player that had been inactive for a very long time and didn’t want to train his ass off to be at the same lvl of the team.
As a final resort to keep jonni with fb we offered him to make another fb team or to be an active backup player. Neither of those options were good enough for our jew.

The end was near and jonni decided that I personally had set this up to betray him, while there rlly wasn’t anything else we could’ve done, besides kicking players who had been active and with us for a long time.
I’m sorry it had to go this way jonni, but you decided you wanted to leave if we didn’t give you 2/3 of all playtime as a scout, not me or anyone of the clan.
And so jonni leaves and blames me personally for not having a spare scout slot available at his disposal…………….ow well just another day in life!


Sep 23 2009

Who is tf2street?

Yesterday, a forum thread appeared on ETF2L “TF2 Blows, Here’s Why”. In it, the thread starter ‘tf2street’ links to his blog where you can read a rant about division 1 of the ETF2L.

He claims to have received the results of a poll held for top teams, asking their opinion about a ‘premier division’ above division 1. He posts the responses from the 4 teams opposing the ‘premier division’ and gently mocks them.

Animosity, I Don’t Know?, LOLTeam, Rockit: GO FUCK YOURSELVES.

A few more posts have appeared since and the one getting the most attention is: Comprehensive List of Faggots in TF2

Fragga: The most amazing aim seen in a soldier in Team Fortress 2. The most self-indulgent piece of shit alive. Cycles through self-portrait avatars like socks, doesn’t know how to shave, constantly whines about game imbalance because he has no concept of how to adapt his gameplay, has quit TF2 roughly seven times to play Quake, yet always comes back.

Obviously this has made quite a few people interested in his identity. There are a few things we can deduce from the current posts:

– Good English skills, unlikely he’s not from the UK

– Connections inside ETF2L crew, possibly through a friend

– Knows the competitive TF2 scene rather well, including clan history and player personalities.

The posts so far are as cruel and rude as they are accurate. With the demise of TF2 gossip and the inactivity of Resupply.eu it’s good to see a refreshing new format that makes fun of the top teams and players.
Let’s hope he’ll be active longer than Gossip and Resupply.

Jun 27 2009


PUSH THE CART LITTLE MEN!Ubercharged has a nice writeup with some pro (almost nightbox-like) tips for playing payload maps. Basically, their advice is to GET ON THE CART and they offer some helpful lines you can use to communicate this with your fellow pubhero’s.










GET ON THE CART [their username here]”

All FB members will master this and secure our place in division 1.