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ENT July Tournament

Posted by nabo. on Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:24 pm

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To proceed to the tournament page, please click on the image.

New autohost maps, New LTD map.

Posted by nabo. on Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:01 am

Hello ladies and gents,

We have updated and replaced few autohosted maps. Do checkout the games list.

Notably, ENT has decided to move forward with @broud3r 's LTD 3.41 remake map. Reasons being that the LTD 3.41 map we hosted until now was locked and unable to be edited. Despite the map's popularity, the map was outdated with lack of updates, not being able to keep up with our current LTD gameplay metas. Brouder will be able to edit and improve the current hosted map from now onwards.

Broud3r's map is a version built from scratch with the original 3.41 map in mind. It is not perfectly same, but similar. Not all towers will be the same due to data assumptions and some balancing.

Features include:
modes:
-nm: no mid (cross/double building, sharing auras, clogging, and pulling is not possible)
-fs: fair send system trying to give each player the same sends if possible.
-ns: towers cannot be split by building far ahead of main tower line.

misc:
-No merc
-King "failheal" system: the supposed healer (by colour order) who missed his heal will lose his holy light and king will revive with 5000 HP
-No double heal is possible
-No Antistuck abuse is possible
-Improved weak towers

Please do support our decision by posting your feedback and ideas for improvements: https://entgaming.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=60959

Edit:

The map has been reverted on ent 18, 31, 35.

The new map with updated bug fix is being hosted on ent 77 now.

We are still planning to replace the map in the near future. Please continue trying out the map and provide your feedbacks.

DotA AP Games [Update: EM is back]

Posted by aRt)Y on Sat May 30, 2015 4:28 pm

Update 2: Easy Mode games are back. https://entgaming.net/forum/viewtopic.p ... 65#p243045

Update: A poll has been added. Please vote!

Enterprise Gaming has decided to remove easy mode (-em) from its DotA ap bots. Both us/ca and euro bots are now hosting the latest DotA version and non-em.

We strongly believe that normal DotA games create a better gaming environmental for both professionals and newbies. The gaming experience should improve for both parties as the risk of carries farming on supporters (owning them) is far less. In general, the game is simply more balanced and even though it might be more difficult at the beginning, players will quickly adapt to the skill difference. Keep in mind, easy mode barely helps new players and is neither an advantage for supportive roles.

The decision is the result of two discussions (1, 2) and will be tested throughout the next weeks. If we are satisfied by the result, the changes will be applied to other DotA games hosted by ENT.

As a long term strategic decision, we not only hope to equalize the gaming fairness but to also standardize the modes and reduce the amount of bots.

We do hope that other communities will join us on this journey to create a more fair and competitive gaming environmental in Warcraft 3.

Edit: As a few members have complained about ap taking longer than apem, the average game duration of ap is 40 minutes and apem is 37 minutes.

Minor problems

Posted by Agreements on Wed May 27, 2015 11:38 pm

We are currently experiencing minor problems with our host's data-center. They are guessing it's a cut fiber-optic's cable between Montreal and Beauharnois.

There is nothing we can do about it, at this time. We will await the updates from our host.
Our europe bots are unaffected. So feel free to use them instead.

- Agreements

April ENT Tournament Winners!

Posted by nabo. on Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:21 pm

April ENT Tournament has ended!


Image to illionaire for winning the DotA 1 v 1 Tournament !
Brackets and Replays are available here.

Image to wesuckat2v2 for winning the LTD 2 v 2 Tournament !
Brackets and Replays are available here.


Thank you all for your interest and participation!

Feel free to PM us for any future tournament suggestions!

ENTWIKI - Down (update: it's back)

Posted by Agreements on Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:16 am

Our wiki is currently offline due to a mysql error. We do not have an estimate for how long it will be down, however we will keep you informed, of our progress.

Update 1:
It seems that we migrated a server to another, in the progress lost about 5% of our data. We are working on retrieving that at the moment.
We will keep you apprised, on our progress.

Update 2:
My cat and I are tired after troubleshooting. Should be up and running in a few hours.
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Update 3: We resolved the problem. It was due to a mysql error after migration. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

ENT April Tournament!

Posted by nabo. on Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:49 pm

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#PatchSaturday

Posted by aRt)Y on Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:19 pm

Time for hashtags? Ay!

To further help you keep up-to-date with rule changes, we will now only update rules on each Saturday (if there is anything), unless there are emergency updates (glitches or exploits) needed.

To get things started, we have updated the following rules:

Majority of the removed ones are merged with the general rules. We do strongly recommend you to check out the changes.
Furthermore, the forum rules have received an update, too.

New rules have been added:

On a side note, there are some changes for the Legend TD In-House League, too.
  • greatbeyond is now a LIHL mod.
  • To apply for a LIHL position, you now have to post in the Staff Application section. You can find the criteria for both positions on the wiki.
  • The guide has been slightly updated. You can find the vouch criteria there.
  • The season rankings have been moved to the wiki, too.


The rules are active and to be enforced on the 02/15/15.

DotA v6.83d

Posted by uakf.b on Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:37 pm

Hi all,

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.

Best,
- uakf.b

ENT Connect with new Java

Posted by uakf.b on Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:20 pm

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.

Merry Christmas

Posted by aRt)Y on Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:30 am

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One year is over, yet again!

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!

In an effort to achieve better transparency, we now have a Google+ page, a Twitter account, and a forum news group to inform you about rule changes and other important news.

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:
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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 Player-uploaded maps 11957
2013 Player-uploaded maps 5369

2014 Validated players 27458
2013 Validated players 38230

2014 Current bans 60,473
2013 Current bans 45,467

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!

Network issues

Posted by uakf.b on Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:16 pm

Edit: this should be resolved. We will continue monitoring.

The U.S. server has been having network issues over the last week. We are investigating.

Upgrade to phpBB 3.1

Posted by uakf.b on Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:15 pm

We will be upgrading to the phpBB 3.1 release over the next few days. During this time, the "entgaming.net" website may become inaccessible.

Bot updates: 7 October 2014

Posted by uakf.b on Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:16 pm

The following updates have been made:

  • 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.

Graphic Contest Winner

Posted by aRt)Y on Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:50 am

We did not forget about the contest, guys! The staff has finally voted for their favorites.

The winner is: @Strikest who won in all five categories. Congratulations! 25$ prize money.
The images have been added on the wiki rule pages representing their genre.

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Network issues in Quebec

Posted by uakf.b on Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:49 pm

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.

New forum layout

Posted by uakf.b on Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:24 pm

As you'll see once you hit the Forums tab, aRt)Y has once again messed around with the forum layout.

Wiki Status

Posted by Agreements on Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:32 pm

Dear users

Our wiki is under attack. For some users, it might not even work atm. Working on a solution.
The attacks are at random intervals.

edit: Solved.

LTD 2v2 Tourny Winners

Posted by nabo. on Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:59 pm

ENT congratulates Team Suuup for winning the LTD 2v2 ENT Tournament.

ENT also congratulates Team RotRod for taking 2nd place.

1st place will take home $150 and forum coloured name.
2nd place will take $50.

Tournament brackets and replays can be found through this thread.

Thank you everyone for your participation and hope you guys had fun above all else.

(Options) Info & Rule Update Notifications

Posted by aRt)Y on Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:57 am

The official news post has been overwritten.

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!

  • The wiki and its news history in case you missed something.
  • Info-Emails: Join the forum group to receive emails to your forum registered email about rule changes.
  • Google Plus: +EntGamingNet
  • Twitter: @entgamingmedia
  • In-game announcements. We strongly recommend you visiting the website we link to.
  • There might even be a topic to address the changes in the corresponding game forum section - not guaranteed tho.