vadavaka Tournament Champion
GRITS | Monday, 05-Jan-04 17:27:16
Two of the top players in the ricochet community met for the Chanmpionship match. Both are excellent players and the match was long anticipated. Reciprocity aka razor9 came out on top and was awarded the grand prize for the First official vadavaka.com tournament. There is a ricochet deathmatch tournament in the making and plans for a summer arena tournament. Congratulations to all of the players for making it a fun tournament and helping me create the rules.
HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY deathbybrew
GRITS | Thursday, 08-Jan-04 21:18:27
For those of us that remember this player I thought I would post a Happy Birthday to him
He was one of my senior admins and probably the best player on the HLDM servers
Happy Birthday brew
GRITS | Saturday, 10-Jan-04 19:13:21
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOULSOLUTION
He turns 19 today...there is a post in the forums stop in and leave him your best wishes
CS can be fun
GRITS | Sunday, 18-Jan-04 17:53:02
I know you have never heard me say anything nice about CounterStrike but it can be fun if it is played with the right people. It does tend to put a spur in everyone's saddle and even some of the 'nicest' ricochet players can be accusatory when frustration sets in. So long as it stays a game it can be immense fun and yet another place you can hang with friends. Join us when you get a chance.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY brokend
GRITS | Saturday, 31-Jan-04 06:28:16
brokend turns 18 today...Happy Birthday broke hope it is a good one for you...come play CS with us
Quickening turns 16!!!!
Gwarsbane | Saturday, 27-Dec-03 22:55:05
Happy Sweet 16 to Quickening as GRITS would say.
Even thou he has gone over to steam he is still active in the ricochet community please take a moment to wish him the best
JOKER IS LEGAL
GRITS | Thursday, 14-Aug-03 17:19:20
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOKER
HE TURNS 21 TODAY
POWER and GLORY
GRITS | Friday, 15-Aug-03 18:11:25
HAPPY BIRTHDAY POWER AND GLORY
He turns a quarter of a century old today.
Everyone sends best wishes to one of our favorite admins.
NEW JUNIOR ADMINS
GRITS | Saturday, 16-Aug-03 20:28:25
Please welcome our newest Junior admins
I want to keep the servers as player friendly as possible...what a better way to do it than with this quality of players as admins
When the servers were down
GRITS | Saturday, 16-Aug-03 21:36:38
News from Holdouts as to what happen to the servers the other night
"There was a water accident at the data center facility around 6:30PM EST today and the main CISCO router was ruined. A replacement was found and installed around 10:00PM EST. We apologize as the network was unavailable during this period. Our servers are hooked to natural gas power generators and power was not the issue. All servers should now be up and operational. Please email email@example.com if you are still experiencing any issues. We apologize for the down time. "
W32.Sobig.F@mm worm/virus going around...
Gwarsbane | Wednesday, 20-Aug-03 18:19:49
There is a new worm/virus going around called W32.Sobig.F@mm
This thing is causing problems all over the place. Alot of big companies have been hit. I myself have had at least 7 or 8 messages with the worm/virus included with them.
Thankfully I run Agent as my e-mail program and it doesn't auto run attachments like Outlook/Outlook Express does.
Before running the removal tool make sure you read all the instructions on the page first. If you are not sure what do to then get check with a local Tech freind. If yo uare work make sure your network admin knows of this removal tool.
Also make sure that your windows updates are upto date and that your antivirus program is also upto date.
Here is the removal tool for it, again make sure you read all the instructions first before using the tool. W32.Sobig.F@mm removal tool
APEX 23rd Birthday
GRITS | Monday, 25-Aug-03 18:24:46
Maybe he is playing under an alias these days, I don't see him around much....maybe he will show up for some birthday wishes...if you see him around wish him a Happy Birthday from me too.
OMG it's Pique's Birthday
GRITS | Tuesday, 26-Aug-03 20:23:49
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS AND MAPPERS IN THE RICOCHET WORLD
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KNIGHTMARE
GRITS | Saturday, 30-Aug-03 18:14:19
WOW this is a big one....
Our beloved Knightmare turns 18 today please pass along your best wishes to one of the best Ricochet Players of all time.
Testing one more time
Gwarsbane | Saturday, 07-Jun-03 05:59:32
GRITS 24/7 ARENA IS UP
GRITS | Sunday, 08-Jun-03 19:05:22
THE THIRD 'HOLDOUTS' RICOCHET SERVER IS UP AND RUNNING
Uploading in the forums working again
Gwarsbane | Sunday, 08-Jun-03 19:20:22
3 little letters stopped the uploading to the forums, but that is now fixed.
If you have any other problems with the forums please post them in the pinned topic in the general section so that they can be found and fixed.
New Rule added...
Gwarsbane | Thursday, 12-Jun-03 02:03:28
If you have on a clan tag or a name that is not yours you will be asked to remove it and if you don't then you will be kicked. If you return and still have the clan tag or name on then you will be banned.
Server page updated...
Gwarsbane | Tuesday, 17-Jun-03 03:13:11
All 3 of the Vadavaka servers are now on the server page so you can check to see who is currently on without having to actually go into Half-Life.
Thank you Holdouts for fixin up that link for us.
GRITS | Monday, 05-May-03 17:31:28
30 Years ago today...lil face popped into this world. It is of historical significance because he actually survived 30 years....
As he moves into the "omg you are how old?" category with some of the rest of us please take the time today to wish him Happy Birthday :bp:
GRITS | Wednesday, 07-May-03 03:26:11
Our Beloved Shalk turns 16 today HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHALK
If you would like to leave personal wishes check out the forums.
GRITS | Wednesday, 07-May-03 03:26:16
Our Beloved Shalk turns 16 today HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHALK
If you would like to leave personal wishes check out the forums.
Lots of stuff on Half-Life 2
Gwarsbane | Thursday, 08-May-03 10:24:32
The online embargo of Half-Life 2 is now over so we'll be seeing lots and lots of articles on it over the next while.
Check out Planet Half-Life for lots of links to Half-Life 2 stuff.
NEW IP FOR GRITS' SERVER
GRITS | Friday, 09-May-03 17:17:21
Holdouts Ricochet GRITS' Place is moving to a new address. 22.214.171.124:27015
More information to follow
GRITS | Sunday, 11-May-03 17:20:42
Please take the time to wish .asm a Happy 25th Birthday
That makes him a quarter of a century old....wow
UPDATE ON LAG SPIKES
GRITS | Monday, 12-May-03 19:10:37
Received this from Holdouts thougt I would share it with all
This is just an update to let you guys know that tonight I was finally able to track down the source of the LAG spikes that have been occurring frequently on the network the past few weeks. I was able to do some trace routes to the servers at the same time that the spikes were occurring. It is showing 5-10 seconds of massive latency at a router in the datacenter. I sent my results to my network guy and I will talk to him tomorrow to confirm/discuss what I found. This will give him proof that there is a network hardware problem and he can now make the datacenter folks replace/fix the router. I am going to make sure that he gets it fixed as soon as possible cause I know it is aggravating right now.
We have been working hard to try and find this problem and it has been difficult cause the problem doesn't happen all the time and some days were worse than others. This is also the first problem we have ever had with this host.
We are also going to do billing tonight and because of the LAG we are giving everybody two weeks on the house. Your billing cycle will start 14 dayslater than it normally would have started.
Thanks for your business,
Unofficial Half-Life 2 Movies on Planet Half-Life
Gwarsbane | Tuesday, 13-May-03 00:23:28
Planet Half-Life has a link to a video from E3 of Half-Life 2
14 meg video
WHO ARE THE ADMINS FOR RICOCHET SERVERS?
GRITS | Tuesday, 13-May-03 21:16:23
Everyone knows that the Holdouts' Ricochet servers are monitored as often as possible by admins. These players are there to help maintain the quality of play of the game. Part of their tasks include kicking or gagging any player who interrupts the smooth flow of the game. This includes malcontents, grouches, afks and reconnectors. If you see an admin come on feel free to share any concerns or complaints with him or her, often that is why they are checking in. My special thanks to the admins and to all the players who help maintain the servers when admins arent available. Senior admins include:
We would like to welcome the newest admin for Vad's and GRITS' Ricochet servers Jabbahunt
WHO ARE THE ADMINS ON THE RICOCHET SERVERS?
GRITS | Tuesday, 13-May-03 21:22:42
Everyone knows that the Holdouts' Ricochet servers are monitored as often as possible by admins. These players are there to help maintain the quality of play of the game. Part of their tasks include kicking or gagging any player who interrupts the smooth flow of the game. This includes malcontents, grouches, afks and reconnectors. If you see an admin come on feel free to share any concerns or complaints with him or her, often that is why they are checking in.
My special thanks to the admins and to all the players who help maintain the servers when admins arent available.
Senior admins include:
We would like to welcome the newest admin for Vad's and GRITS' Ricochet servers
LATEST NEWS FROM HOLDOUTS
GRITS | Thursday, 15-May-03 20:35:25
Just received this email from Holdouts and thought the best way to disseminate the information was to share the email here in the News section.So long as prices don't go up too high I plan on maintaining all my servers after the change.
Just to let you know that the host (oar.net) has been giving me the run around about proving that there is a problem with their stupid router. They want a normal traceroute when the problem occurs. That is almost impossible since by the time I issue the command for a traceroute the LAG will be gone. So I am going to argue that ping plotter uses a regular traceroute and the problem is not going away.
It may not matter much because we have decided that we are moving to a new host and leaving oar.net. We are moving because
1) oar.net has cut their budget and they no longer peer with as many providers as before
2) their slow response to issues that we are having such as the LAG spike problem and
3) they have finally finished their expansion and now want to charge us 4 times as much to bring in any new servers.
The host we are going to move everything too is named www.ee.net. Their major provider is Time Warner Telecom, but are adding more peers in the next few months. Any of you that use Road Runner (like me) will notice a definite
I am not sure about any sort of move schedule or what the ips are going to be. I am going to have my network guy set up some DNS entries like:
So you can use that to connect to your server rather than having to know the ip. I know some of you have very popular servers that people only know by the ip, so hopefully you can tell them about the dns name before the move and they will be able to find you after the move.
I will let you know when I get more details. I am still going to try and get them to fix the LAG problem in the interim.
Some problems with the forums....
Gwarsbane | Thursday, 22-May-03 19:49:41
There was some problems with the forums this morning. So if you are having problems logging in use the "I've forgotten my password!" link under the login section to get the board to send you a new password.
Also some private message notifacations might have gone out to the wrong people.
Everything seems to be working now, but if you have any problems contact me or one of the admins and they will get a message back to me telling me of your problem.
Smartass celebrates birthday
GRITS | Sunday, 25-May-03 18:32:21
Ok I know that sounds like it could be any one of you.... but that is his screen name.
Might not see him around much but I believe he is a [CAKE] I will refrain from any jokes and leave them for you to use in game and just say Happy Birthday to him....
One more year before the world considers you an adult...enjoy it while you can
IT IS HAPPENING
GRITS | Tuesday, 27-May-03 16:57:43
PLEASE MAKE NOTE
ALL HOLDOUTS SERVERS ARE CHANGING IPs
This should get rid of all the spike lagging we have been experiencing...thanks for your paitience and hanging in there with me.
The ips are going to be:
Holdouts Vad's HLDM 126.96.36.199:27018
Holdouts GRITS'Ricochet 188.8.131.52:27015
The web server is also changing. The ip will be 184.108.40.206 and it will change after Friday some time. Point
to NAME1.GLORB.COM and NAME2.GLORB.COM
SERVERS ARE DOWN
GRITS | Friday, 30-May-03 01:54:41
Looks like today might be the day..Stefan is really good about trying to get things up before the weekend....I anticipate the website will go down too maybe not tonight but if it does we can all hang out on msn or something..
Thanks and cross your fingers for better pings and no more lag spikes
WIDOW MAKER IS HOW OLD????
GRITS | Friday, 30-May-03 18:04:25
Not sure about anyone else but I had no idea.....hope this is a great year for you next year you move into the "never trust anyone over 30" crowd .....unless you plan on staying 29 for a few years.... you must be truly loved a HB post was started even before the "news" went up
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WIDOW MAKER
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GWARSBANE
GRITS | Wednesday, 02-Apr-03 18:23:42
Happy Birthday Wishes go out to our one and only webmaster/admin/all around great guy
GRITS | Thursday, 03-Apr-03 02:47:35
GRITS | Thursday, 03-Apr-03 02:55:26
Sorry gang looks like HOLDOUTS has a few servers down and Vad's Ricochet and Vad's HLDM are two of them... Run on over to GRITS'Ricochet 220.127.116.11:27015 or pr0 Ricochet server 18.104.22.168:27020 or it may be a good time to give the new pr0 Vampire Slayer a try 22.214.171.124:27015
Keep checking back it should be up soon.
Servers Up and Running
GRITS | Thursday, 03-Apr-03 18:00:25
Ok I hate to state the obvious but felt like I should just in case people thought I didn't notice. NO explanation from Holdouts but he got them back up and that is the important thing.
GRITS | Thursday, 03-Apr-03 18:16:17
I would like to start working on the PLAYERS section of the website. If you would like to be a part of it send me a synopsis (100 words or so) of what you want people to know about you. If I edit it I promise not to change context. i.e. I wont give my opinion. Please include any or all of the following: your game name, avatar, spray/tag and picture. I am learning so please be patient. : firstname.lastname@example.org
FAVORITE RICOCHET SERVERS
GRITS | Wednesday, 09-Apr-03 18:46:09
pr0clan Ricochet server is back up. Like GRITS server it is a multi-map server with access to vote on any map....say for example rc_arena.
On the GRITS server you can 'vote extend' map 5 times. Thats a total of 3 hours on one map....say for example rc_arena.
I like being able to play the swarm maps and I love the custom ones Pique made...so I will always have a server with those available...but rc_arena is my favorite so I like having a 24x7 arena server too. I know it gets crowded..there are two reserve spots on my servers one for me and one for fritoman....all my other admins?? ...well they did just like you to get there... server access is not one of the admin perks...sorry guys.
So here are the IPs you need to put on your 'Favorites' filter
Vad's Ricochet 24x7 rc_arena 126.96.36.199:27017
GRITS' Ricochet multi-map 188.8.131.52:27015
pr0clan Linux Ricochet 184.108.40.206:27020
Yeah I know there are others out there but these are the ones where most of us will be hanging out.
Poll problems in the forums
Gwarsbane | Tuesday, 15-Apr-03 21:22:44