I got a complaint! Here it is...
If you are the guy cheating on your maps, known as STINKYFLY..then I am talking to a degenerate. If you are not him, then I suggest you please remove him. He is flagrantly winning games by cheating on your maps. Scores like 35 to 5 when nobody else is even close and they are good players. Show your class and integrity and kick his childish, cheating ass off. He spoils the game.Well, jeepers. I never did like that guy anyway. He's one of "those" players who tends to make everybody leave, all at once. But I never caught him in flagrante delicto, if you know what I mean.
And I try to refrain from banning people who just happen to piss me off (except for Zodiac). I'm not a good player, even though I've been fragging away for the last ten years (my, how time flies) I just never got the hang of it (I still can't strafe for the life of me). I'm so bad sometimes it seems like everybody's cheating.
So I refrain from banning people - as much as possible - until somebody complains.
But I love to do it, because I've put a lot of time and effort into Ban-O-Matic and tying it into the firewall rules. And because it works so well (when it works - there have been no lack of problems with it over the years).
And since I migrated everything to the new server and put all the scripts on a network share it's easier than it's ever been!
Plus I get no small amount of satisfaction of watching the banned players trying to play. They sort of float across the map, if they can move at all, and they bitch and moan and curse their fate. Or they get paranoid and blame it on a Denial of Service attack from another player.
That's just precious.
Anyway, Stinky's gone. I may immortalize him as a bot ("StinkyFly" seems like a nice subtle twist, but "ShitFly would work, too).
But be forewarned, a lot of times they come crying back to Hinky, promising to play nice and never ever cheat again. And being the kind hearted old fool I am, I take pity on their worthless basement boy existence and usually let them back on (except for Zodiac).
So anyway, please feel free to complain! I do listen and I like playing UT with a good crowd.
Eliminate the ninnies and the twits!