We are trying out a new DotA map produced by DracoL1ch over at http://d1stats.ru/. Mostly they are importing features from DotA 2 into the map. Map downloads have been enabled for the next few days since most players probably don't have this map.
We'd really like to hear your thoughts about the map. There is currently a suggestion topic open, please post comments there.
The problems with accessing ENT Connect when running the latest Java 8u31 version should be resolved at this time. The issue stemmed from new Java version not accepting the web server SSL certificates when presented out of order. We apologize for the delay in resolving this, it was a complicated issue that took a long time to diagnose.
Looking through the suggestions and Warcraft 3 section, there have been many constructive, productive, and inspiring discussions that, you, the community has achieved.
Enterprise Gaming is proud of its active members helping us to realize many tournaments (for example in January, July & September). With your support, we hope to be able to host many more tournaments next year with nice awards and prizes. Do suggest ideas for our next tournament!
Not only did we create a wiki to centralize all the information, rules, and guides, but we have also restructured the forum and added a new forum theme. We hope to finish all updates within the next few months. In addition, Agreements has built from scratch a URL service and a new tournament system which we will be using in 2015!
Life is a roller-coaster. 2014 had its up and downs. ENT had been plagued by many attacks on its infrastructure and we had to say bye to many well working staff members. But when one door closes, another opens - so we are very happy to have new moderators on the team who are passionate about this classic game we all love. We are always looking for new staff members who want to improve the community and be part in shaping the future of Enterprise Gaming, so feel free to give it a shot in 2015!
Overall, 2014 has been a good year and while many foresee a dark future for Warcraft 3, we have seen constant growth. Take a look at these gathered statistics:
2014 Current games 326 2013 Current games 284
2014 Current players 1561 2013 Current players 1200
2014 Bots with players 76 2013 Bots with players 58
2014 Games hosted to date 4,906,029 2013 Games hosted to date 2,603,807
2014 Players to date 35,507,018 2013 Players to date 19,882,459
2014 Average players per game 7.24 2013 Average players per game 7.64
2014 Unique players to date 1,906,743 2013 Unique players to date 1,272,334
2014 Bans to date 2,055,860 2013 Bans to date 1,431,829
2014 Longest game [ENT] YouTD v1.05 #89 at 58.03 hours (gid=4506396) 2013 Longest game a game of thrones! ! ! at 49.21 hours (gid=2378267)
2014 Total game time 1959.83 years 2013 Total game time 894.32 years
2014 Number of posts: 187480 2013 Total posts: 95722
2014 Number of topics: 45188 2013 Total topics: 20438
2014 Number of users: 34827 2013 Total users: 14166
2014 Number of attachments: 13346 2013 Total attachments: 6364
We are constantly striving to improve our services and your gaming experience on both the bots and forum. So stay tuned!
At this point, we would like mention a big thanks to our donators for their support.
Doing administrative work for an online community can be very funny and interesting; you get to meet many different people from around the world. Meaning, Christmas is at different times for everyone around the world (from GMT-11 to GMT+14).
As you can see, Santa Claus himself has asked us to help him, so our game moderators have turned into reindeer and the forum moderators are now helpful elves! The Enterprise Gaming staff wishes you Merry Christmas, the best of luck (for both life and the presents you may get :P), and, of course, relaxing holidays with your dearest, family, and friends.
Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weihnachten, Sheng Dan Kuai Le, Glædelig Jul, Hyvää Joulua, Kala Christouyenna, Buon Natale, 메리 크리스마르, Meri Kirihimete, Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia, Счастливого рождества, Feliz Navidad, Mutlu Noeller everyone!
Automatically cancel a player's drop/forfeit vote after three minutes
Only need all but one to forfeit if game has >= 4 players, otherwise need everyone
The lag now penalizes for repeated short-duration lagging. Each instance of lag screen counts as five seconds against player, along with however long the player lagged for; this is added to player's "total lag time" field. Each second that player plays without lagging causes "total lag time" to go down by 1/15 (but remains non-negative). Each time a player lags, the lag screen will start from 45-"total lag time" seconds.
The fountain farming rule will be adjusted to simply say you may !ff if you don't want to be fountain farmed.
Our service provider's DDoS-filtering system in Quebec appears to be having issues. We are contacting them for more information; we don't have access to detailed network information so it is not clear if this is in relation to a denial of service targeting our server or an issue on their infrastructure. In the meantime we have switched our network configuration with them to a different mode that doesn't currently have issues.
Bots are currently back online.
Edit: Europe bots in France location (same provider) are also affected, but now back to normal. Edit2: back to normal.
How to keep track of what the Enterprise Gaming Administration is doing? Following updated rules notifications or announcements about news is difficult because they can occur all of the sudden. However, ENT offers you different solutions to easily keep informed about everything we do!
Beloved ENT players, I'm here again, to introduce you to this new tourney.
Rules Basic Rules:
Teams will have 5 minutes to join the game, if the team doesn't show up within 5 minutes the opponent get a free win, Matchs will be scheduled on September 22
Player banned is not able to play, if you are banned, make an appeal.
Only registered players can play. *Reserved slot must be registered to play* so don't lose the signup dates
Using reserved slot - The team must warn the admin if they will use the reserved slot a hour before the game starts. Again, we will be checking everyone.
Pausing and unpausing - pauses should only be used for emergencies. You should count down from 3 before pausing, and make sure everyone is ready and count down from 3 before resuming.
game should continue as normal even If a player disconnects during a game.
Only streams players can be observers.
After you play a game, you must attach replay to the forum
Specific rules for Game:
Mercenary is out of the game.
You can ONLY use anti-stuck if some unit is stuck.
JUGGLING THE KING is not enable
b)1st -hpgmcb prophet b)2nd -sdgmcb b)3rd -mirror random -apgmcb[/spoiler][spoiler=Tournament Structure]Will be a double-elimination, needs to lose twice to be out of the tournament.[/spoiler][spoiler=Prizes]Will be defined on the first week of september.[/spoiler][spoiler=Sign up]LTD players have until September 20 *8pm edt* to sign up, starts on monday Sep 08". Will be announced There is a limit of 8 teams participants as the maximum number of participants. If the reserved list gets more 8 teams, we can make 16 brackets[/spoiler][spoiler=Schedule]From aug 25-30, discussion about modes From sep 01-06 Prize Announcement / Tournament System bots From sep 08-20 Sign ups 22th sep - Match lines 27 n 28 sep - Games[/spoiler]
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the ENT servers, in which several bots hosting your favourite maps are now offline. Yes, we know about the issue and we are trying our best on resolving it, but we currently do not have an estimated completion time.
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience, thank you for your patience & understanding.