REGISTER

Q: Why a Registration System?
A: Quality Control. Gameplay Quality Control. As you know, the core ‘mission’ of the Weekly AGR Sessions is to provide organised, scheduled, quality gameplay for those who are into TF, AGR style. Most of the people who log on are there to play, but (as with all public servers) others are there because they are bored or have other issues. Although we’re only talking about a tiny minority, we only play once a week, for a few hours, and there’s simply no time to be distracted by potential dickheads, trollers, teamkillers, teamdamagers, and/or spammers of non-game related chit-chat. Therefore AGR server now has the ability to recognize known/trusted players, and put restrictions on those who aren’t.

Q: How do I register?
A: Four simple steps:
1. Run your AGR client, access the console ( ~),  and type “name <your name>”). This will be your unique playername, that noone else can have, and will be used by the server will use to recognise you (more info below).

2. Type “cl_sendguid 1”, and then Options->save all settings.

2. Connect to the AGR server (tastyspleen.net:26666).

3. Email me @ letting me know what your playername is. You will receive a confirmation email. You will then be registered, and have access to 100% of the features of the mod. NOTE: You can still play unregistered, but many features will be disabled, you get 100% mirror damage, and if the server gets full (eg Rock2ober), you will be kicked (to open a space for a registered player). That’s it!

Q: Jeez, I don’t know you… Is this just a trick to get my email address, so you can send me spam?

A: No.

Q: Really?

A: Yes, really. It’s a way for me to know that you’re a real person, prevent [CENSORED – (“List of things losers can do to disrupt games”)], and a way of keeping touch with you if the server address changes. I send an email once a week, with info on the latest news, and that’s basically it. Early AGR was banned from multiple servers, and the only way the Weekly Sessions survived was because I could easily change servers, and email players on the AGR Mailing List with the latest address, hours before the game began. If you’re still suspicious (and yea, if you don’t know me, I understand), you can always use some email you check every now and then (most have a BS ‘spam’ email, so use that, but check it every couple of weeks ok?)

 

Q: How do I know if I’m registered in-game?
A: Every time you respawn, you will see a message saying either “You are registered, “, or “You are NOT registered, “.

Q: I was registered, and now it’s saying “You are NOT registered”. What’s going on?
A: Either you changed your username, or are not using the official client,  and you changed IP. Email me to confirm that the new ‘you’ is the ‘real you’.

Q: Why not use a strict system (like solnet had back in 2000) where only registered players can connect?
A: I considered that, but we regularly get new, genuine players who
discover AGR by accident, and I’d rather let them join in.

Q: What if I change my mind and later want to use a different name?
A: No prob, just email me the details, and consider it done.

Q: But if I can’t change my name regularly, I just can’t be ‘me’, how am I supposed show up, face the other players, and just play? It would destroy my confidence, affect my game, and ruin everything.
A: “Harden the f**k up“.

Q: What if I connect and then change my name during the game?
A: No, the server will know.

Q: What happens if I don’t register?
A: You’ll still be able to join in and play, but there will be restrictions on what you can do, mainly things that could disrupt games – eg you can’t vote, can’t use certain ‘annoying’ weapons, you can’t damage teammates, you’ll receive 100% Mirror damage, and a bunch of other fun stuff.

Q: What about putting brb-myname, or afk-myname?
A: You can put stuff at the end of your name (myname-brb, or myname-afk), but don’t change the first, ‘official’ part of your name.

Q: So OMC, can I meet hot chicks at the Weekly AGR Sessions?
A: Probably not.

Q: Ok, what if I have more questions?
A: Email me.

That’s it people. Thanks for your co-operation, sorry for the hassle, but I hope you understand that it’s for an excellent cause – the greatest TF games … EVER!!