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July Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's prize is: Unusual Backbiter's Billycock with effect: Electrostatic

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

June Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was 胡山木 ﮎλΜʉ®λ| with 22,000 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Dread Knot with effect: Steaming

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

May Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was Halbowitz with 20,000 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Crocleather Slouch with effect: Orbiting Planets

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

April Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was bill watterson with 20,000 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Stately Steel Toe with effect: Aces High

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

March Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winners were Locke and Zed with 32,000 points. Congratulations!

 

This month's prize is: Unusual Backbiter's Billycock with effect: Orbiting Planets

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

February Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was StingraY with 25,100 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Stainless Pot with effect: Circling Peace Sign

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

January Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was s3noxer with 26,000 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Front Runner with effect: Orbiting Planets

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

December Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was Stahy with 36,000 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Outdoorsman with effect: Blizzardy Storm

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

November Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was AVOOZL with 29,200 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Buccaneer's Bicorne with effect: Stormy Storm

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

October Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was Porkchopkid with 21,000 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Furious Fukaamigasa with effect: Orbiting Fire

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

REMINDER: Limit one unusual hat per winner once every 12 months. If someone wins again within 12 months, they are disqualified until the 12 month grace period is over, and the next qualified player with the highest points will be chosen.

 

Child's Play 48h Charity Stream Event 9/27-9/29!

Debating how to spend this weekend? Want to contribute to a great charity, watch amazing TF2 events, and maybe even win an unusual from a raffle? Consider checking out the It Burns When I PvP Child’s Play Charity Event, spanning 48 hours this next weekend, from 8 PM EST on Sept 27th to 8 PM EST on Sept 29th. “But wait!” you say. “Wasn’t that event last month?”. It was indeed – however, in answer to your cries and in deference to the international streaming glory that was i49, we moved it to this coming weekend. All current info about this coming event can be found HERE. Check it out for information about our raffles, giveaways and showmatch events (plus, information for how you can donate to help out the children in need). I hope you can come join us this weekend. If you want to be more involved, we’re still looking for volunteers to help us man the stream, and any items you’d like to donate to raffle off for charity wouldn’t go amiss. Please message ElenaMorning to volunteer yourself or your items. If you’d just like to dibs your spot to play in any of the events, we'll have a sign up sheet up soon as well. I hope to see you players soon!

 

September Monthly Unusual Giveaway!

This month's winner was Latronis with 24,856 points. Congratulations!

This month's prize is: Unusual Buckaroos Hat with effect: Stormy Storm

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

 

Introducing Monthly Unusual Giveaways for Top Players!

This month's winner was HACK THE GIBSON with 35,200 points. Congratulations!

We're pleased to announce a new reward for your loyalty to the TrashedGamers community! Each month, we are awarding one unusual TF2 hat to the player who has accumulated the highest score in HLStatsX for that month.* A third HLStatsX database is used to log your monthly points (separate from your yearly and lifetime points) and the top ten candidates are displayed in a table on the right hand side of our website and MOTD window. So, if you have had the desire to win an Unusual hat, simply put on your game face and battle your foes to reach the highest monthly HLStatsX score by 12:01 AM EST on September 1st, 2013!

This month's prize is: Unusual Otolaryngologist's Mirror (Medic) with effect: Orbiting Planets

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Good luck in the fight to win this hat! We will notify the winner on the day the month's contest ends. Not on the top 10 leaderboard? Check your monthly stats here: http://gin.hlstatsx.nfoservers.com/hlstats.php

*Giveaway rules subject to change at any time. Limit one unusual hat per winner, per year. If a previous winner wins again, the second highest scoring player will be chosen or the highest scoring first time winner will be chosen if the second place winner is invalid due to previous giveaway winnings within the last 12 months. Please direct any questions or comments to Xena here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/msxena/

 

MGE Training V8 Beta now live!

I'm pleased to announce that after nearly a month of work in Source SDK, I have released the first beta version of MGE Training V8 for public play on our MGE Beta server at tf2dm.trashedgamers.org:27015! MGE Training V8 is designed to eventually replace MGE Training V7 completely, and has the following improvements:

-Two new arenas: Gravelpit B and cp_process middle have been added as brand new arenas. No arenas were removed from mge_training_v7!

-Some exploit fixes, because I was tired of seeing trolls jump out of arenas due to player clip errors.

-Optimizations/Tweaks: At my discretion, I have removed unused/unnecessary textures from the map or replaced rare textures with very similar textures used elsewhere on the map. I also added/fixed a few details that were missing or broken, and converted the Power 4 displacements in the Badlands arenas to Power 3 displacements by hand, as the original displacements (despite Valve using them in official Badlands maps) cause severe problems with terrain physics calculations during compiling, and added nearly 7MB to the final BSP. Because I redid the displacements in Badlands, they do deviate from the original displacements, so the terrain in some spots may look different. I tried my best to make sure key points were as close to the original as possible to prevent problems with players getting stuck in spots or whatever.

I would like to receive any bug reports through our "Suggestions" form on our website, or email us at admin@trashedgamers.org with any problems you might have discovered. I want to make sure this map is near perfect before it is released with a configuration for use by all servers.

Many thanks to Lange for maintaining the plugin and making the new configuration for this map, as well as everyone who has helped me or him test the map or supported MGEMod in any way. :D

 

New Donator Perks and Changes

I've made some changes to the servers over the last few days, most of which apply to our Donators. I figured I would mention them here so everybody knows what was changed.

First off, every Donator (if you donate $5 or more as your first donation, or have already donated pre-Pyromania weekend) now receives Round End Immunity. This means that you will not die from anything at the end of the round, and you get a buff banner particle effect and be "marked for death." Donator chat text is now olive as well, and because we have some Admins who have previously donated, there is a new [Admin/Donor] category with olive colored chat text and Round End Immunity. If you are one of those players, please contact us to make sure you are changed to the new group in our database. Donation status still lasts forever (as long as we have the technical means to recognize you).

Secondly, we have upgraded to a new advertisements plugin that supports the recently released RGB chat color support in the Source 2009 engine. So, I've changed the default colors of our ads and may tweak them further. Hopefully, they are slightly more visually appealing than green, green or green. :P

Lastly, I forked the Alltalk Manager into another new plugin that toggles sv_allow_voice_from_file at different times of the round. My intent with this is to have periods of time where micspams are allowed, and other times when they are not. While micspammers might feel more restricted by this update, our player guidelines have stated that micspamming is only allowed during the humiliation round and setup. We'll see if toggling that ConVar works as I wanted it to, but in the end it would prevent us from having to mute or ban micspammers, and prevent possible player/admin conflicts and drama resulting from that. If there are any players who play sound clips on our servers and want to test this functionality, that would be greatly helpful to me.

As always, thank you for your support of TrashedGamers! Your donations and playtime on our servers keep our community going strong. As much as we try to manage server costs and keep them lower, they do still cost a tremendous amount since we rent from a quality GSP. Any money you donate is that much less Xena has to pay from her own pocket, so keep that in mind!
 

New Atlanta server!

I am pleased to announce that at this time, we now have a TF2 server in Atlanta, GA. One of our donators got in touch with a coworker who operates a personal dedicated server. This dedicated server is located in a datacenter environment in Atlanta, and the operator only uses a small portion of the resources that this server offers, so he made a very worthwhile decision to let us operate a game server on it, instead of letting it basically sit idle. I would like to extend many thanks to \TG/ Cykotix for donating his dedicated server resources for our usage, as well as \TG/ Cimpy, one of our donators who introduced Cykotix to our community. We may potentially add another game server in the future, depending on what Cykotix wishes to do.

So, our first TF2 server in Atlanta is "Absinthe," a 24 slot standard server. The hostname we made for it is atlanta.trashedgamers.org:27015 and feel free to add it to your favorites list.

Again, many thanks to \TG/ Cykotix for his generous contribution to our community, as well as the rest of our donators who keep our community well supported!

 

New website design!

After nearly a year, I decided to pursue the task of redoing the website, as I thought it needed to be improved significantly. So, today, I went ahead and pushed myself to make a site that I feel is much more appealing than our previous one. I hope everyone agrees with the revamped website, and let us know what you think on our forums!

 

Donators, thank you for your contributions!

I'd like to thank those who have chosen to make a donation towards our community this month as well as all the previous months we have been in operation. The ChipIn widget that we are using on our websites as of last month seems to be working out well, and I felt it would be beneficial for everyone to see roughly how much we spend on server rental costs, as well as how many donations have been made recently, to hopefully help keep donations more steady. Last month, we raised $115 or 82% of our monthly goal of $140, which is great! We're glad to see the support of our community from everyone, whether they be a new player or a seasoned regular member.

This morning, I added this month's ChipIn widget to the websites, and added the past month's donator chat tags for the respective donators. If you donated to us anytime in the past and haven't received your tag in error, please message Ms. X3na, Jstn7477 or send us an email at admin@trashedgamers.org with your PayPal name and your Steam Community ID e.g. "http://steamcommunity.com/id/jstn7477" so that we can match up your donation with your Steam profile and give you your tag. Remember, you will have your Donator tag for as long as the method we give them works. You won't lose it in 3 months or some other silly rule if you choose to only donate one time. And, of course, you're always welcome to donate more than once if you wish, although your chat tag will not change.

We thank you for your continued support of TrashedGamers! Let us know of anything we can do to make our community better for everyone via our forums or by emailing us at admin@trashedgamers.org. Thank you!
 

Awesome Video

A TrashedGamers regular, TempVariable, created this awesome montage from TF2 replays taken on our servers. On June 27th, 2011, this video was featured on the official Team Fortress 2 website! http://teamfortress.com/post.php?id=5748