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Mar
12
With this map getting new tech/skips recently it was pretty impressive how fast and how many people played it after learning them. Plastis came out on top with a fairly clean run and also the first time the pro run was faster than the TP run from what I recall. This combined with the nice aesthetics of the map it was chosen for ROTW.

Player: @PlastiS
Map: kz_cascade_v3
Time: 04:40.14
Type: Pro
Video Produced by: @PlastiS



I'd also like to shoutout other great runs from the week:

Linus on kz_brickblock_v2
Froggy on kz_de_bhop
b0utamine on kz_basics_b02
f1r on kz_stuff_final

Also don't forget to send recordings to kzclimbgo@gmail.com :^)
Mar
04
I'd like to share an exciting announcement that I'll now be hosting map files on a server provided by @balon from TangoWorldWide. Huge props to him for setting it up and teaching me how to update it easily. This can hopefully lead to further automation within maintaining global map pool and reduce the amount of manual input it takes to update globally approved maps.

This can be found here: Global KZ Maps

It is planned to continue working on this to make it more user friendly and appealing.

I will continue to host on Mega as well as it automatically syncs with my Maps folder.

Updated
All of these updates simply fix skips that weren't used yet in runs except for kim_hana but this was updated with the consent of @Gwooky the runner that performed the skip in a top run.

IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING I DON'T LET ME KNOW PLEASE... yes caps were necessary

Updated mapcycle.txt

The console command for hosting a workshop map is:

host_workshop_map <file id>

OR

+host_workshop_map <file id> in the launch options of a server
Mar
04
I'm NUTS! jk....

In all seriousness I wanted to do Linus Natureblock run because the run was IMO the best run from the past week. But due to lack of good recordings (bot/demo) it wasn't possible. My next choice would have been @nykaN's run on kz_gfy_fortroca but unluckily he did not record either. RECORD BOYS ITS NOT HARD. And some of the other great records from the past week have all received recent good videos of the next best time. So, in favour of supporting variation in what maps receive videos I thought it was best to go with kz_genesis_go2. Even though I didn't think my run was best from the week it was still a good, clean run with a significant improvement over the next best times.

Player: Sachburger
Map: kz_genesis_go2
Time: 02:12.56
Editor: @PlastiS

Feb
25
So this week we got a double header by @linus featuring metalrun and beginnerblock. Decided to do two as they are both pretty insane runs and both so short that it felt right to combine the two. The truly insane part was:
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I was referring to the length of the demo he sent me.

Player: @linus
Map: kz_metalrun_global / kz_beginnerblock_go
Time: 00:48.20 / 00:38.88
Video Produced by: @PlastiS
Feb
20
Hello KZers!

I’m happy to bring you exciting news about KZTimerGlobal development - a new developer to the team and regular releases to the plugin!

New KZTimerGlobal Developer:
First off, please welcome Sikari as a new developer for KZTimerGlobal. Most of you already know Sikari from his contributions to the KZ community: making KZ videos, discovering bugs in KZTimer and being an admin on HoC. As a developer, he has already made a huge impact by being the primary coder for the 1.86 KZTimerGlobal release.

New Development Process:
But Sikari’s addition to the team isn’t the only change in KZTimerGlobal development - we have also implemented a new software process - scrum. This software process will enable us to have more regular release versions for the plugin and speed up development time.

With this new process, our goal will be public releases every 3 weeks. The Global Team has identified a collection of bugs and new features that we’d like to accomplish, known as a backlog. Every two weeks, a selection of these items is chosen to be included in the next release. We encourage you to submit to us any new bugs via the github account so that we can add them to our backlog. Our first release under this system is version 1.86.

New KZTimerGlobal Version: 1.86
  • Changed crouch exhaustion to mimic pre-patch crouch exhaustion (thanks Sup3rlum and DanZay)
  • Fixed pre-strafe breaking on certain angles
  • Added jump impulse to settings enforcer
  • Added many new translations, including menus and command outputs
  • Added Sikari's Dev tag and Zach47's Global Admin tag
  • Fixed bugs with pausing mid-air
  • Added delay between pausing to prevent pause spamming
  • Fixed a bug where you could end the timer with a negative timer
  • Fixed a bug with spectator mode
  • Added more information into bots
  • Fixed a bug where kz_woodstonegrass_final would fail to be global

Installation instructions
This release does not currently appear on the github, but it will be there shortly. In the meantime, we have created two .zip files for installation: an upgrade from 1.85_1 and a new installation.

Upgrade: http://fastdl.houseofclimb.com/server/KZTimerGlobal/Upgrade 1.85_1 to 1.86.zip
Full Install: http://fastdl.houseofclimb.com/server/KZTimerGlobal/New Install 1.86.zip

Source code is available at https://bitbucket.org/kztimerglobalteam/kztimerglobal or
https://github.com/klyve/KZTimerGlobal/pull/58.

Note: Servers using 1.85_1 will remain Global until 2/27/2017, at which point only 1.86 servers will be Global.
Global times for xc_karo4_global will be wiped on 2/27 as well, due to most records pausing in mid-air.


Next Version: 1.87
We have already begun work on the next version release - 1.87. In this release we expect to complete the following items:
  • Test sending times to the Twohlix API
  • Invalidate global record if player leaves and comes back, but bot doesn't save
  • Fix bug that can occur with spectators (exploit: details private)
  • Disable Macrodox while paused
  • Fix a known Macrodox bug (details private)
  • Investigate: global records don't save server info properly to the global database
  • Create system to send chat notifications to all users
  • Add fixed cleaner to release

We look forward to continuing to improve the development process and to be more engaging with the community as we move forward. We thank you for your patience as we get more familiar with this new process and ramp up towards a more agile development process for KZTimerGlobal. As always, any feedback you have is appreciated, and we’re always looking for more developers to help out :)

Thank you,
Chuckles and the KZGlobalTeam
Feb
20
Approved
Updated
Removed
These maps are being removed due to a variety of reasons that the map testing team and I formed a consensus on in order to bring the current map pool more in line with current mapping standards. These maps are extreme cases of low quality design, optimisation and poor gameplay that often resulted in lower playtime in a map, and in some cases the map became unplayable for players. I will quickly outline what each map’s extreme issue was:
  • Kz_alouette – invisible walls, TP zones misaligned, poor design
  • Kz_caverns_deep_go – wall SC, poor design
  • Kz_farm – bind skip, optimisation, bad design
  • Kz_jumpspace_easy – bad texturing, bad design
  • Kz_motivated – bad texturing, bad gameplay
  • Kz_nuckfoobs_n01 – bad optimisation, poor design
  • Kz_portal_1 – bad optimisation
  • Kz_rise – bad optimisation, poor gameplay
  • Kz_teh – unfinished map
  • Kz_village_lp – poor design and TP placement
  • Kz_zeta_z3 – poor design, optimisation, gameplay
Any mapper involved with these maps can feel free to adjust their map and re-release the map if desired. The map will be re-tested in these cases.

Updated mapcycle.txt

The console command for hosting a workshop map is:

host_workshop_map <file id>

OR

+host_workshop_map <file id> in the launch options of a server

I've also started maintaining the global approved maps on mega, so if you are missing a map maybe check that out if you can't find on workshop.
Feb
19
The Overwatch pro Denial zza graces us with his presence. On a fairly inactive map within top times zza returns with a significant improvement over the number 2 time from Agi0.

Players: zza
Map: kz_minimountain
Time: 58.41
Editor: @Sikari
http://www.kzstats.com/maps/kz_minimountain_fix/

Feb
14
Hey everyone,

For our second interview, I spoke to the second winner of the KZ Tournament that I produced last Saturday (2/11/2017), @rifk. I asked him about his experiences with KZ, his beginnings, and what he intends to do with his winnings. I hope you enjoy it!

Zach47: Hey rifk, could you tell me a little about yourself?
rifk: My name's Bryn, however I go by the alias rifk online; I'm 16, a Libra and i enjoy long walks on the beach and cuddling at night. I'm from Kent, England and I'm a passionate GBT.

Zach47: When did you start KZing? What made you start? What made you stay?
rifk: I started playing KZ in late 2013 on 1Nut's KZTimer. I first started playing for fun due to seeing videos of a famous KZer @blasdfa online, the speed and precision was fascinating to me. I remained playing KZ due to the warm and welcoming community as well as the rivalry that stood between players.

Zach47: When you started, was there anyone you looked up to as inspiration?
rifk: When I first started KZ in 2013 I definitely looked up to @blasdfa and sLowi. They would join any server and so easily smash the map’s record.

Zach47: So, it’s been a few days since you won the KZ tournament. How do you feel?
rifk: Honestly I never expected to win in the first place, so I'm still in astonishment that I even made it to the finals, let alone that I'd won the tournament. Although, I'd have to say I could've never done it without Chokeburger (@Sachburger) and the support of chat.

Zach47: What made you want to enter?
rifk: Genuinely, I first entered for the fun of it. I hadn’t even thought of the money surprisingly. I never had expectations to win so the thought had never crossed my mind that I'd be using my parents PayPal account to claim the prize; however, as I progressed through the group stages, I realized how close I was to winning any amount of money, so I started taking it more seriously.

Zach47: Would you enter again if the maps were different? What would you change about the tournament?
rifk: I'm planning to enter next even if the maps aren't to my liking as it was simply fun and enjoyable, although I do feel as if some of the maps were obviously played more than others. Next tournament, I'd preferably like to see that the number of maps that are to be played are increased alongside the amount of vetoes so that the viewers can enjoy a wider range of maps being played instead of watching players duke it out on the same map every round.

Zach47: Who do you want to see play in the next tournament?
rifk: In the next tournament, I'd especially like to see some better players such as Linus and Pizza alongside 2014 Zane.

Zach47: So, moving away from the tournament, How would you rank yourself in comparison to the rest of the KZers in our community? Do you see yourself as one of the best? Average? Etc…
rifk: Despite my hours, I have a low number of achievements thus I'd rank myself pretty low on the spectrum of what is classed as a professional player. As of right now, I'd say the best players out there are @linus, zza, and @cL1p. They seem to exceed other players with little effort and that impresses me greatly.

Zach47: What, in your opinion, is the most impressive global record? Have you yourself tried to attain it?
rifk: The most impressive record in my opinion is kz_natureblock_go. I’ve surely spent 500hrs on that map to no avail, which is why I’m certain that it is currently the hardest map to beat. It’s been almost completely optimized.

Zach47: Do you play anything else other than KZ? Do you play any other games?
rifk: Other than KZ, I frequently play more casual games like Rocket League or Brawlhalla with friends.

Zach47: Thank you for answering my questions. I hope to see more of you in KZ.
rifk: Thank you. For my final words, I'd first like to shout out to anyone who supported me throughout the tournament despite my unexpected victory. Secondly, I'd like to shout to 2014 Zane although he isn't here with us now he's in my heart. Honestly I'm shaking. I'm fucking shaking. I never wanted to KZ with anyone more than I want to with 2014 Zane. Those perfect, jerky strafes. Those bountiful bhops. The 1800 dpi sens of a literal goddess. It honestly fucking hurts knowing that I'll never KZ with him, passing my apricity knowledge through him, and have him get both the pro and tp world records. For my third shoutout, I'd like to shoutout to my GB brethren we pushed through the hate and we're no longer GBT. If you'd like, follow me on twitch.

If you'd like to know more about @rifk, visit the links below.
Twitch
Steam
KZStats

If you want to know more about the KZ Tournament that @rifk won, see this thread.
If you'd like to know when the next KZ Tournament will be, follow me on my twitch and keep and eye out here on the KZ-Climb forums.

Thank you, Zach47
Feb
11
Hey! Figured it would be nice to feature a versus run on a map in this months KZ tournament. Hope to see everyone watching later today on Zach's channel (about 5.5 hours from time of post). Hopefully we will see some close races and good runs like this one.

Players: @EphNey and @linus
Map: kz_phamous
Editor: @Zach47
http://www.kzstats.com/maps/kz_phamous/

Feb
04
Glad to see some new people recording demos, editing and submitting to kz-climb. Nice to get some more variation!

Player: @Fr0ggy
Map: kz_experiment
Time: 01:19.75
Video Produced by: @Gull.