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How did Armagoshdarn compare overall to other servers?

#1 favorite
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59%
in the top 5
10
15%
better than average
5
8%
about average
3
5%
below average
9
14%
 
Total votes: 66

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Post by locutus »

you mean like a clone?

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Post by iceman »

the best server left ages ago 3darcade.com (the original one i helped badazz with not the 3darcade2)

but after just a few months somthing got messed up then later it shutdown :( :cry: :cry: :cry:
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okay, my final message on this subject here and i'll shut up:
http://guru3.sytes.net/viewtopic.php?p=12023

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Post by chills »

My eulogy to Armagoshdarn (with hopes that it will be resurrected one day)

Almost a year ago when I was a regular on No Bots, No Brakes, No teams and the Gaminghost servers, I would visit Armagoshdarn to see why it was so popular. I have to admit, the insistence on killing as opposed to surviving, and the emphasis on aggressive dueling as opposed to carving out territory was annoying at first, not just because it was different from most of (if not all) the other servers at the time, but because so many players there were completely convinced that this was the only legitimate way to play Armagetron.

Nonetheless, I continued to play on goshdarn since it improved my dueling skills and made me a better player on other servers. Needless to say, I was hooked. It was just so much fun! Eventually, I stopped playing on the servers that used to be my favorites (they seemed so tame by comparison), and a lot of them went extinct. But goshdarn kept going. New strategies were being developed all the time, and the general level of play got so high that even the new players got good really fast. Of course, they were able to watch and learn from the veterans who stuck around (can addicts truly retire?).

Armagoshdarn set the standard for many of today's top servers. It defined a style of play that continues to live on. It wasn't just another server. For so many of us (here on the forums, especially), it came to define the Armagetron experience itself. It's where a lot of us cut our teeth, developing the skills to become players we could be proud of.

Armagoshdarn will be missed. Here's to the grid. May it be created once again.
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Post by Tank Program »

/me claps. That is a most excellent way to phrase it.
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chills wrote:I have to admit, the insistence on killing as opposed to surviving, and the emphasis on aggressive dueling as opposed to carving out territory was annoying at first, not just because it was different from most of (if not all) the other servers at the time, but because so many players there were completely convinced that this was the only legitimate way to play Armagetron.
It is the only legitimate way. :wink:

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Post by Freewheelin'56 »

Good one Chills, good eulogy but still hoping.
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Post by nicolas.b »

verement did a super-cool "TOP-100" on the front page for the time being.

check it out!

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Post by Marrow »

Thanks for serving games as long as you did, Verement.

Armagoshdarn was my favorite server. Tigers Network Team Play will now be my new home. :)

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Who did it?

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Whatever punks who were crashing your server should kindly have thier IP's posted.

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Now don't go bombing someones backyard. You need to to taunt them first. 8)
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Post by nicolas.b »

well, bombing spent the whole night carefully explaining why kess was gay and at the end we didn't have any clue what he was talking about...

then i tried to reassure him that kess was just trying to force an upgrade but he seemed unresponsive to that argument. :(

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Post by Speedracer »

LOL! Are you talking about right now? Tonight?

Bombing has been going off on kess in the game. kinda funny... kinda not. 8)
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Post by bombing »

HAHA Good ol moron.

And crashing a server isnt a good way to force an upgrade, asking the admin to upgrade is.

Working off of the fact that Kess is the direct cause of the shutdown of Goshdarn, I feel i have every right to insult them.
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Post by bombing »

In fact, purposely crashing a server could be considered an attack.

The abundance of people who think its funny to exploit bugs in the game are ruining it for everyone. This server getting shut down is a prime example of that.

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