Race Night

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#1 Edited by Commisar123 (1950 posts) -
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Well its official now, every Wednesday 8pm Central U.S. Time on the GiantBomb Official Classic Server. Our awesome logo is from Deusx.

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#2 Posted by trace (3741 posts) -

I'd definitely try to join whenever possible, but no promises given my somewhat out-of-whack schedule at this point. Seems like a reasonable time.

I've been playing on the GB server for the last few nights at unreasonably late times -- usually by myself, but not always -- and anything to help gather population back into Trackmania 2 in general would be rad.

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#3 Posted by rmanthorp (4527 posts) -

YES YES DUBSTEP YES EVERYTHING YES!

Serious though: I would be interested and need a reason to start playing more TM2.

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#4 Posted by wrathofconn (1505 posts) -

I am into this! Also, everyone get on the Giant Bomb server all the time, every day.

I could go play on the weird French role playing server, but that's only fun for so long.

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#5 Posted by gpink (64 posts) -

I'm always in for some Trackmania.

Wednesday nights are fine for community nights, but yeah, like wrathofconn said, everyone needs to get in there as many nights as they can. Every night is community night.

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#6 Posted by Jeff (5579 posts) -

I just added four new tracks (and one new song) so HAVE AT IT. I'll try to join when I can, but I'm typically still at the office and/or driving home around that time.

I also turned on Dedimania support, so we're shipping out our records to BOTH of the major records keeping services. BOTH.

Let me know if any more tracks need to get cut. The drop in server population has made track karma an unreliable metric for quality.

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#7 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Awesome. I love Trackmania but I don't love playing with Europeans who spend every waking moment getting better than me. See you guys on Wednesday!

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#8 Posted by trace (3741 posts) -

@Jeff said:

Let me know if any more tracks need to get cut. The drop in server population has made track karma an unreliable metric for quality.

I have a problem with Slider's Paradise and its jarring jumps that aren't well-marked, so I'd be happy to see that track get taken out back and worked over with a two by four.

Also, I'm not entirely sure if the other record-keeping service is still showing up anywhere or if it's actually taking in times, but that might just be because most of its records are completely unreachable, whereas Dedimania's pretty barren at the moment. I'll figure that out over a few more nights of playing.

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#9 Posted by Silver-Streak (1841 posts) -

TRACKS.

I can actually take a momentary breather from Skyrim to pop in for a few races.

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#10 Posted by Uranium (39 posts) -

I'll def. be there

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#11 Posted by theodacourt (590 posts) -

2 a.m. isn't the best time for me, but if I'm up I'll have a look in!

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#12 Posted by Bubbly (264 posts) -

It was nice to finally play with some GB guys again. Whenever I hopped on before there would only be around 4 people on the server. Got it up to 11 or something today! Man do I miss the old days when there were multiple TM2 servers with 50 people. The most people I can find in a server these days is like 30. And thats only on one server. Its a shame the population for the game has gotten so low. Probably won't make it next week as my classwork is really starting to pile up for me. Speaking of class I'm pretty sure I have two big papers due Monday that I need to start. *sigh* At least there will be lots of turkey and stuffing to be had tomorrow.

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#13 Posted by Commisar123 (1950 posts) -

That was a bunch of fun guys I hope to see you all same time same place this coming Wednesday :)

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#14 Posted by SharkMan (911 posts) -

sure... i'll see if i can remember for this wednesday

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#15 Posted by everdred (8 posts) -

I'll try to be on at 8pm CT tonight. Let's do this!

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#16 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

GB TM Race Night!

  • Every Wednesday at 8PM central
  • Join the Giant Bomb Official Classic Server in California

Spread the word!

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#17 Posted by Choffy (484 posts) -

NOW JEFF WILL HAVE TO KEEP THE SERVER ALIVE, RIGHT? RIGHT!?

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#18 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@Choffy said:

NOW JEFF WILL HAVE TO KEEP THE SERVER ALIVE, RIGHT? RIGHT!?

He's kept it alive this long and hasn't mentioned anything about shutting it down. I just want to play with a bunch of awesome duders with sweet Whiskey Media-themed cars again.

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#19 Posted by Commisar123 (1950 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

GB TM Race Night!

  • Every Wednesday at 8PM central
  • Join the Giant Bomb Official Classic Server in California

Spread the word!

exactly thank you :)

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#20 Posted by DjCmeP (1238 posts) -

I'll be there!

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#21 Posted by Uranium (39 posts) -

We got the server about half full tonight, better than last week, if this keeps going by next week we'll have a full server.

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#22 Posted by gunstar (271 posts) -

Definitely had a good time tonight. I've been trying to put time in here but there's just toooooo many games.

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#23 Posted by gpink (64 posts) -

Good race night guys. Had about 30 people in there at peak. Nice to see Skyrim hasn't absorbed everyone.

Was surprised to realize I've only put 40 hours into the game on that server. Seems like much more.

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#24 Posted by justamat (36 posts) -

Maybe I should pick this game up...

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#25 Posted by Commisar123 (1950 posts) -

@Uranium said:

We got the server about half full tonight, better than last week, if this keeps going by next week we'll have a full server.

I hope so, lets keep spreading the word and hopefully more people will come :)

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#26 Edited by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

I meant to post yesterday, but it was awesome racing with more than just a handful of people.

I had to bail an hour after race night "officially" started but saw like 20 people racing at one point. What time did we hit peak numbers?

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#27 Posted by Little_Socrates (5844 posts) -

Hey, guys, congratulations on making it onto the Bombcast! I'm rooming with commisar, so I've joined in for short periods of time, and it's been a blast. Let's keep it going and growing!

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#28 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

GB TM Race Night!

  • Every Wednesday at 8PM central
  • Join the Giant Bomb Official Classic server in California

Spread the word!

Somebody more talented than me should make a sweet image with cars and shit that says when Race Night is.

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#29 Posted by Commisar123 (1950 posts) -

@Ravenlight: I asked Deusx to do one, and he kindly agreed to help us out :)

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#30 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@Commisar123 said:

@Ravenlight: I asked Deusx to do one, and he kindly agreed to help us out :)

Awesome! Jeff talking about it on the Bombcast will hopefully influence more duders to join as well :)

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#31 Posted by Rayeth (1169 posts) -

LET'S

GET

READY

TO

RACE

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#32 Posted by Karsh (196 posts) -

After hearing Jeff continue to talk about this game on every Bombcast ever, I've decided that maybe I should care about it again.

I'll edit this into the OP of the server thread.

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#33 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

I had some fun with you duders on Wednesday, let's keep Race Night rolling!

I kept getting randomly disconnected, though. Did anyone else have that problem?

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#34 Posted by wukong (76 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Ravenlight said:

GB TM Race Night!

  • Every Wednesday at 8PM central
  • Join the Giant Bomb Official Classic server in California

Spread the word!

Somebody more talented than me should make a sweet image with cars and shit that says when Race Night is.

I'm not terribly talented but I was bored:

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#35 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@wukong: LMAO! Love it!

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#36 Posted by babylonian (883 posts) -

As a Trackmania 1 die-hard who has not yet played Trackmania 2 but is totally out of school for winter break as of tomorrow: I AM SO DOWN WITH THIS. I'll buy a copy as soon as I'm home for the holidays, so hopefully I'll see you fuckers on Wednesday night! Wooooooo!

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#37 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@Commisar123 said:

@Ravenlight: I asked Deusx to do one, and he kindly agreed to help us out :)

Awesome! Jeff talking about it on the Bombcast will hopefully influence more duders to join as well :)

I'm sending the banner today! Sorry for taking so long guys, I had some family problems :( But it's all fine now.

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#38 Posted by Commisar123 (1950 posts) -

@Deusx: Sounds great, thanks a bunch :)

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#39 Posted by DjCmeP (1238 posts) -

Could we do this few hours earlier? Because I don't feel like playing at 4am. Thanks.

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#40 Posted by EdIsCool (1140 posts) -

@DjCmeP: if you want any hope of staff it has to be minimum 7pm central, sucks though for europeans, 2am +, 4 am in your case.

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#41 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Don't hesitate to jump in earlier. There are usually a handful of people playing at any given time and as more join the server, the higher the server is promoted on the "Browse Servers" list.

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#42 Posted by DjCmeP (1238 posts) -

@Ravenlight: Going there now...

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#43 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -
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Ok guys sorry for taking so long with this. It took longer than I had anticipated. I hope you guys like it. It's the Race Night medal awarded by Jeff to every duder who decides to ride by his side through the treacherous rocky mountains of Trackmania 2. Tell me what you think, Honestly, I don't know how to feel about this one so if you guys don't want to use it please tell me, I can't take constructive criticism :D

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#44 Posted by Commisar123 (1950 posts) -

@Deusx: Its fantastic and looks great thanks a bunch :)

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#45 Posted by Little_Socrates (5844 posts) -

Hey guys, hoping to see as many of you online as possible tonight! Let's get in some good races; maybe we'll convince Jeff to throw another TNT!

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#46 Edited by TheAdmin (890 posts) -

@Ravenlight: I will be there with my Whiskey Media themed Vehicle!!!

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#47 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@Deusx said:

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Ok guys sorry for taking so long with this. It took longer than I had anticipated. I hope you guys like it. It's the Race Night medal awarded by Jeff to every duder who decides to ride by his side through the treacherous rocky mountains of Trackmania 2. Tell me what you think, Honestly, I don't know how to feel about this one so if you guys don't want to use it please tell me, I can't take constructive criticism :D

Sorry for taking so long to reply, but it looks awesome.

One request, though: Can you make it a decal that we can apply to cars ingame? Maybe two versions: one with and without the text. If you have the time, that would be badass :D

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#48 Posted by SharkMan (911 posts) -

tonight the server had a pretty good showing; i had some fun :D

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#49 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Arg! I can't believe I missed it. A bunch of friends and I got into Gratuitous Space Battles and all of a sudden it was 11PM.

Next week, for sure.

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#50 Posted by sagesebas (2432 posts) -

ill be there tonight!

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