TechSpot's Friday Night Fragfest

By Matthew
Nov 14, 2010
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  1. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Since the update with the shop ect the whole game has gone to hell. The aspect of teamwork is obsolete when you have heavies that can snipe better than the sniper and invincible milkman scouts.
  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,470   +300

    Really?! thats pretty gay, I only stopped playing it just after the shop was released as I now play L4D2 all the time (and next on my list is BF:BC2).

    Thats a shame because back in the day it was really good!
  3. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    It's mostly my opinion(plus over 1/4 of the community that quit) but the game really does seem FUBAR. After 7 patches the heavy can still take down an entire team at long range with no effort.
  4. Breech

    Breech TechSpot Member Posts: 79

    I just joined up on the TS steam group. I'll try to make it if possible. My username is vtvbreech. If we're looking for fast paced games I'd like to throw out Day of Defeat Source. It's simple, quick, and a cheap buy in for those that don't own it.......plus it can be a lot of fun with enough players.
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    @Burty117,

    Am I correct in assuming Eastern time friday midnight is saturday 5am over here in the UK?
  6. Snailbarf

    Snailbarf Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    i live in southern california. the server is based in dallas texas.
  7. Snailbarf

    Snailbarf Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    how in the world can a heavy snipe better than a sniper? the crosshairs. minigun? the class is based. what? invincible scouts? where do you play i want to see these invincible scouts. my head is full of what?
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,470   +300

    Honestly not a clue, might have to google it. :)
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,034   +70

    Count me in Mathew, now only if I can figure out what the heck is 9 pm pacific in GMT.
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I used this to work out the difference for Eastern>UK time. Maybe it'll be of use to you mate. :)

    If it works, It should be 11.46 EST in the US. Its 16.46 here in the UK, as we're 5 hours ahead of you. I've setup an additional clock that comes up when I hover over my actual taskbar time now, so it shows the current EST time, alongside my local time. :D
  11. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,470   +300

    2 o'clock i'm guessing is the time it'll be in England?
     
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    5am is what I worked out.

    Assuming the timezone being used is Eastern (US/Canada). The site I linked above says we're 5 hours ahead of the EST timezone.

    So friday 2359 hours EST, will be saturday 0459 UK time.

    Least thats how I worked it out, but there is so many EST times, I just went for the US/Canada one which I assume is correct.

    It would be cool if a member in EST local time (to which this midnight time applies) could give me there current local time, and then I can make sure I'm right! :haha:
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,034   +70

    16:46 should be 4:46 pm, that makes it will be very early time for this event. And yes Leeky your time conversion seems okay to me.
  14. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I think I might be confusing you, unless your on UK time too? If thats the case sorry!

    EST is GMT-5.

    So the event is 00:00 EST, or 05:00 GMT-0 (UK timezone). The UK is GMT-0 in world times.
  15. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,034   +70

    Yes I knew that, that is why I said it will be pretty early time :)

    And it is no fun having to get up at 5am lol
  16. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    @Archean,

    I'm currently considering excuses to make to the wife for either not going to bed at all, or for getting up before its even daylight.... Mmm! :haha:
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,034   +70

    sleep in the living room or something like that ?
  18. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    LOL, I've been away since sunday, I've only just got home. I'll be dead meat (literally!) if I don't head up to bed. I'll be cool, I can always have a wee sleep before getting on with studying later on, saturday. She's out all day with the kids anyway. :)
  19. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,470   +300

    Well you could go to bed, set an alarm on your phone on silent so it only vibrates then if she does wake just say your going to the loo.

    Sneak to the computer, away you go! :)
  20. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,273   +258

    Start late your time and perhaps some of us will be on earlier than midnight our time.
  21. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I forgot to add, my steam ID is Sniper_L33

    Not that I'm any good at sniping (well not with a computer anyway!), and I'm likely going to get my rear end spanked, but it should be worth a laugh! I'm downloading TF2 through steam along with a load of HL2 games. Its 01:25 here, not long to go. :D
  22. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    Just to make sure there's no confusion, we're playing L4D2 tonight :). TF2 will be next Friday. The games will be rotated weekly (unless nobody wants to play one of them) and hopefully we'll be able to add more titles to the list soon.

    See you all tonight :p. I'll start a group chat on Steam about 10-30 minutes ahead of the start time.
  23. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    @Matthew

    :haha: I'd best be buying it then and get downloading that too! Oops! :D
  24. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

  25. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,470   +300

    Just to note, I am definately in on this fridays TF2 :)

    on britains time that means I will start playing at 5AM in the morning :)

    See you all there. Although scary statistic, just checked my TF2 time and i've played it for 408 hours now!


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