sneaK's Community

sneaK's Community

Hey all, it's been a while since I posted here, however I have been providing incremental updates in our Announcements channel in Discord. If you're not in there, you should be!! Everything in this update is from the beginning of the year up until this very moment:
  • Added new Surf maps:
    • surf_cement (Tier 4 Staged)
    • surf_flipv2_go (Tier 2 Staged)
    • surf_funhouse2 (Tier 2 Linear)
    • surf_shrug2_fix (Tier 3 Staged)
  • Added new KZ Global maps:
    • bkz_lewlysex Tier 2
    • kz_atlantis_od Tier 4
    • kz_bir_dont Tier 2
    • kz_cyberspace Tier 2
    • kz_dyd_ladderjumps Tier 4
    • kz_evilcorp Tier 4
    • kz_haste Tier 4
    • kz_high_socks Tier 6
    • kz_huber Tier 1
    • kz_lionheart Tier 6
    • kz_okaychamp Tier 5
    • kz_p1 Tier 6
    • kz_simple Tier 5
    • kz_simplejourney Tier 4
    • kz_slide_rov_od Tier 5
    • kz_zoomer Tier 4
    • Updated several maps to new fixed versions
  • Updated GOKZ to latest version
  • Updated KZTimer to latest version
    • Fixed a crash on Top 50/VIP KZ due to the update
  • Added bhop_mbhound (Tier 1)
  • Fixed a few bhop map crashes
  • The nominate command has changed behavior! When attempting to nominate a map that could have multiple matches, a menu will pop up allowing you to select from those matched map names. Never nominate the wrong map again! (big shout to @mbhound )
  • Since the beginning of January, we have been testing out a ramp glitch fix on select servers - as of a few weeks ago, this fix has rolled out to all surf & bhop servers
  • Fixed an exploit with custom votes

In regards to last night's downtime:
Our host had an issue with the machine that hosts our databases, website, and other miscellaneous services. They were able to move the drives over to another available machine and restart our services within about 4 hours. Many of our gameservers require an active database connection (particularly the timer servers), so those became...
I love doing this every year to show how much we've grown as a community, but also as a report card to ensure that we are doing things right! 2019 was undoubtedly our best year on record, and I would like to share the statistics of this year with you!

Skill Surf:

  • In 2019, we had 182,721 unique players from 155 different countries. This is a growth increase of 22% since the previous year!
  • We had 45.5 years of play time on surf this year. Absolutely unprecedented number.
  • The player with the most time in 2019 had a whopping 1,471 hours!
  • We currently have 742 maps in rotation throughout all of our servers, this is up 70 since last year when I made the year in review post.
  • In 2019, we had a ton of new personal bests! This includes 91,925 bonus completions, 303,426 map completions, and 2,612,395 stage completions.
  • The quickest map time in 2019 was completed by a-ha!, on his own map of surf_abstract_final in 15.128 seconds. The slowest map time of 2019 was 3 hours, 8 minutes, and 39 seconds on surf_classics3. Hey, a completion is a completion!
  • The most popular map by playtime was surf_kitsune_fix, with 11,136 hours played. That is 464 days of play time. Surprisingly enough, bringing up a close second was surf_summer, with 10,522 hours (438 days) of play time.
  • 19% of connecting players are free-to-play, non-prime players.
  • Here is an enhanced stats page of the past year!

Competitive Servers:
  • In 2019, we had 189,576 unique players from 159 different countries. This is a 45% increase over 2018!
  • We had 48.4 years of play time on our competitive servers this year.
  • The most popular map for Retakes is de_mirage, followed by...
  • Added new surf maps:
    • surf_grotto (Tier 3 Staged)
    • surf_hotwheels (Tier 2 Linear)
    • surf_intra (Tier 4 Linear)
    • surf_uhhh (Tier 1 Staged)
  • Surf Timer - When using !hide, players footsteps around you are no longer audible
  • KZ - Fixed some players unable to access ztopwatch
  • Added bhop_colour_lr_v1_fix (Tier 1)
  • Fixed crash on bhop_ala_laupapa
  • Fixed SMFC not displaying in ranking info on Retakes servers
  • Fixed odd overlap of points being displayed on Retakes servers
  • Adjusted rate of points gain/loss for ELO differentials on Retakes servers (see more here)
  • Improved Discord logging for admins/mods
Happy Holidays all! Here is a quick roundup of updates that have happened over the past few weeks through today:
  • All timer servers now return to the last map that was on after a update/crash/restart rather than a static default map.
  • Added surf_epiphany (T5 Staged)
  • Added average map time to web surf stats page
  • Updated the following KZ maps to their new global versions:
    • bkz_apricity_v2
    • bkz_nocturns_blue
    • kz_akrh_warehouse_v2
    • kz_catalyst
    • kz_illusion
    • kz_lost_marketplace
    • xc_supermario_go
  • Added missing KZ map images for discord record announcer (thanks Ocelot!)
  • Added bhop_legoverse (Tier 3)
  • Temporarily disabled the bonus ELO gained on Retakes from killing a higher ranked player while a more mild algorithm is procured
Expect some more content related updates early January, I've had quite a bit on the burner the past couple months that will be coming to fruition soon.
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