LegendOfTheStars Qualifier Tournament #4

This Tournament is part of LegendOfTheStars End-of-Year-Championship 2017


Time: 25th of November, 16:00 GMT/18:00 CEST

IRC channel: #LegendOfTheStarsTourney

Bracket and Matchups: http://challonge.com/LotSQualifier4

This is a 1v1 tournament with no rating limit. To sign up, post your name below. If you do not have a forum account, contact me, I will proxy sign you up (Tokyto_ in the FAF client or PM on forums). If you have any questions contact me directly, please don’t clutter the thread. Additionally, players who already won a spot in the ‘End-of-Year-Championship 2017’ CAN’T SIGN UP. Thank you.

Prize pool:

  • 1st place: 50 $AU + Winner of LotS Qualifier Avatar
  • 2nd place: 30 $AU
  • 3rd place: 20 $AU
  • The first three finalists and highest placed U1900 player in tourney will earn a spot in the ‘End-of-Year-Championship 2017’ tournament

Tournament style: Double elimination (If there are less than 8 participants the tournament will be played Swiss style).

Full Details: http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&p=156918

Account Registration Re-Enabled


Account registration has been re-enabled, with additional security in place, following the attacks on FAF.

A new user will have to wait 24 hours after registration to be able to login into the FAF client.

Linking their account to steam will lift that restriction and they will be able to play immediately.

We will be extending and updating this system so that most new users arent affected, while still creating a barrier for fake accounts.

Regards, the moderation team and client, server, game development teams.

Yuri’s Blitz #34 – crazyrush survival (4 FFA, no mods)

Monday, 20th of November.
18:00 Moscow time. Tournament played live on Yuri’s stream. For better understanding of time you can look here: https://www.google.ru/#newwindow=1&q=moscow+time(Google will show you what time it is now in Moscow).

Any rating.

Survival tournament, 4 players on crazyrush. x1 res, no restrictions.
When you die – how many points you get.
1st – 0pts
2nd – 1pts
3rd – 2pts
you survive – 3 points.

You don’t get anything for killing. You just need to outlive another players. RUN, HIDE, OFFER MONEY, SET UP OTHERS FOR YOUR BENEFIT. Crazyrush map is very small with lots of resources – you can just sit tight and wait.

16 players, 4 groups of 4 players.

1st & 2nd round
Each group plays 2 games of 4 players FFA on crazyrush. 2 players who get most scores – goes on to 2nd round, and then finals.

4 players. 10pts wins the finals.

Signup here http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/vhT7hn6jnO
You need to check-in on challonge before the tournament (from 17:30 to 18:00 Moscow time, if you are not checked-in, then you are out).

Full details: http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15478&p=156700#p156700

Account registration is temporarily disabled


Today we have some somewhat unfortunate news. The account registration has been temporarily disabled for following reason:

FAF is currently under attack by a group of individuals.

They are using the playerbase as hostages by damaging their games, through using intentionally bugged installations to break them, mostly inside the game lobby.

The moderation team is working hard to actively mitigate the attackers, but here are some things you can do to prevent yourself from being affected:

The current method is to join a game and then get stuck in a “connecting to” state. The player cant be kicked, so you cant start the game.
The attackers are impersonating the moderators, so if a moderator tries to join your game you can be quite sure its an attacker.
Its important to note that the moderators present in aeolus are NOT impersonated. The attackers can only spoof in-game data. Everything on the faf client is considered trustworthy.
If you are affected, you need to rehost the game. We are working on a more long term solution to this, and in the process the faf experience should be improved even when we are not under attack.

When you see the connecting to message, but then a differrent name joins instead, you should forward that name to the moderation team, it could be the account name of the attacker.
When someone is in your game that you cant see in aeolus, or has a rating and game number thats different to aeolus, again forward that name to the moderation team.

You can host games, and if you are attacked, simply rehost the game when it was full with a password and then give it to the players present, that way the attackers cant rejoin.

You can also distribute this information to your friends so that everyone knows the current situation.

Lastly, it seems fitting to note current situation in a sentence:

A group of individuals is trying to change the attitude of an organization/governing body (FAF moderators and developers) by causing grief to innocent bystanders (players).
Now heres another sentence:
The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

That second sentence, is the definition of terrorism. That is what these people are.
Currently they believe themselves to be in the right, since they were banned from playing for abusing the rating system, and damaging FAF in the process.
Now they decided that doing this to get themselves unbanned will work.

If you are wondering who these people might be, they are known by the usernames of:
Super, Shado_Israel

Currently we have released a set of tools for the moderation team to take more effective action, and we are working on solutions to mitigate these attacks now and in the future.

As a more temporary solution for now, we have disabled the registration of new accounts. Don’t worry, we will soon enable new account registrations again.
That is all for now.

Regards, the moderation team, and the server, client and game development teams of FAF

Fantastic “Official VS Downlord’s” FAF Client video

Created by Medicraze, this fabulous bit of work is a quick, friendly explanation of the more important features, similarities, and differences between the two available game clients.

I think it’s especially useful for newer or very casual players to take a look. It’s less than 4 minutes of your time!

Watch it here!