news of October 2001
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After a period of 2 months without any updates, The Barracks is finally back on track. They had been busy with real life and continue now their site. Beside the classic C&C (which is of course the best) it will have some Red Alert 2 pages too. Furthermore they announced not to host any further tournaments, because nobody played his matches. Well, if you do 2 tournaments in a row like The Barracks did, the players get bored. Nevertheless the players join tournaments like the one hosted on New Klan Order today.
Together with the other recent news, this is a very bright sunshiny day for the C&C community. Welcome back The Barracks!
A few days after the news were spread about NKOslider's free for all tourney, the tourney places are filling like crazy as he tells us on his website New Klan Order (NKO) which is hosting that tourney. So if you want to be part of it, you don't have much time to waste, because only those guys joining at first can play.
Who knows me for a while is aware that I don't think clans are a good idea on C&C as long as Westwood doesn't offer support for that on this game. Maybe they never will, to face the truth. But on the other hand I learned that clans are a good thing for the C&C community - making players feel better. Well, contributing to this, ElPaladin just started a new clan called "Those Damn Newbies" (TDN). It's a cool name showing some humor.
On my forum, he gave us this message about it:
Tonight in WChat Pilbots, N1ke and I started another new clan. Appropriately it is called TDN, which stands for Those Damn Newbies... so far its just Me, N1ke, Pilbots and Whotersd
The point? if ur any good and have a clean players image we'll prolly accept you... this means dont play with rules like (GDI v GDI) or (BT) or (No Apaches) and dont cheat (Hacks, Ref Cheating, DCing)...
Good luck, ElPaladin!
Westwood's C&C game server is alive and working again. You can now search for names and ranks again and it updates the games. I noticed that passed games - played during the down time - appeared on there too now. That's as good as I had expected. Thanks to Westwood's network administrators and the server admin for fixing this so fast!
I am going to be hosting an open tourney as soon as I get enough peeps for it, anyone interested in playing is welcome to sign up for, it's just for fun. All rules ar eposted on my site, you can email me back if your're interested in playing. Also, Mac i looked @ the links on your site & noticed mine wasnt linked to yours, you can link mine to yours if you like, it's not bad, check it out if you haven't. Hope to hear back from you all, NKOslider.
Looks like I've forgotten an important link. Sorry, NKOslider, but you're added now.
I guess they're on holidays right now, because the network status page still claims that all game servers would be fully operational. Let me check the calendar... No, it isn't April 1st.
The past has shown that, although the server was troubled, game results nevertheless had been recorded. Thus I expect the matches of the past days appearing when the server is back healthy.
Westwood has made some progress with their C&C universe of games. Most subsections are completed and I think the subsection of our favorite game will be get such a polish next. But I'm quite curious and wrote to Virtual Ted:
I really want an offical link back to this site on their new C&C universe of games.
Westwood's C&C world ranking of players isn't updating since at least yesterday. I mailed today to Westwood's network administrators, because their online network status page shows that they have not been informed about this problem before:
I hope they fix it soon.