ENT Gaming


Announcements

Game Guides & Hive Workshop

Posted by aRt)Y on Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:04 am

Hello ENT players,

there are a few things we would like to announce.

Firstly, the game guides which have been contributed by the community members via the Wiki Teamwork project are finally published. If you have any suggestions yourselves or feedback for the guides, please post them there.

Secondly, as announced few months ago, our partners program is still alive. We are thrilled to announce that ENT has partnerd with The Hive Workshop. They are known as one of the biggest and profiled Warcraft 3 mapping communities; and there is nothing better than giving them a platform to have their maps hosted and at the same time, provide ENT players an easy way to provide feedback or suggest new features!

As mentioned on the wiki partner program page, the future of Warcraft 3 is all about collaborating with other communities where everybody plays his strenghts.

Get Your Games On!

(New) wiki.entgaming.net

Posted by aRt)Y on Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:21 pm

Hey guys,

just a quick announcement. We've changed the wiki website to: http://wiki.entgaming.net

The steam page also changed to https://steamcommunity.com/groups/entgamingmedia

For questions, please feel free to private message nabo. or me.

ENT wishes you a...

Posted by nabo. on Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:07 pm

Image

Do continue to support us!
& May your lingering passion for Warcraft III live on!

Happy Gaming,

ENT

!votebalance

Posted by nabo. on Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:44 pm

Hiyiyo everyone,

!votebalance command has been implemented by @uakf.b to give everyone a chance to play elo balanced teams games if most players in a game lobby agree.

Autobalance means that the bot will sort players to try and achieve a 15/15 elo balanced game. 75-80% votes are needed. Type !votebalance to vote, not !yes. Once the vote passes, when the game is full and before starting, players will be autobalanced by elo and sorted accordingly. The command is only enabled for autohosted games.

If there are any issues, please post your finding here.

Happy Gaming.

Alternative Forum Theme

Posted by nabo. on Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:36 am

Hello everyone,

We have added a "Black" forum theme.
To try out the new theme, go on your user control panel -> Board preferences, then change your board style to "Black".
The pro silver theme which you are currently using will remain as the default forum theme.
There are minor text issues if you are accessing the forum through your mobile, but should not affect you much.

Technical Issues (solved)

Posted by aRt)Y on Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:18 pm

Hello guys,

we aware of the technical issues ENT is having at the moment. Unfortunately, there isn't anything we can do for you as our provider - their data center, to be precise - is experiencing an outage due to damaged fiber cables.

The post will be updated once we receive more information.

Please be patient, thanks.

Few Updates

Posted by aRt)Y on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:48 am

Image

Hello everyone,

we would like to inform you about a few things.

Firstly, we've new rules for Angel Arena Eclipse (wiki rules page) which will start to be enforced this Sunday. The framework is based on a suggestion, feel free to post one yourself if you disagree with anything.

Secondly, now that we are hosting the "unofficial" DotA version, DotA Allstars by DracoL1ch, we would like to welcome him to our partners list. ENT has been promoting his map for a long time now. We hope to further improve his map by testing it and giving him feedback.

Thirdly, the ENT DotA In-House League is still open for all players to apply! Why not give it a shot? ;)

Finally, I would like you to introduce a new project: Wiki Teamwork. It might come as a surprise to you but the Wiki has its two years anniversary next March. The content has been growing continuously and only a few have been actively committing to it. We hope to change that with a new reward system in order to increase the activity, to improve the content's quality and quantity.

After all, the wiki is not only the foundation for the staff but also a crucial part (information-wise) to the public. Let's improve our experience together.

Have a nice weekend.

Island Defense In-House League

Posted by aRt)Y on Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Image

I would like to officially introduce you the Island Defense In-House League (IIHL). Compared to the IHs we had in the past, it can now enjoy the status of an official ENT league.

In the next days and weeks, vouched players will be added and moderators chosen. To get vouched, please post a vouch request.To become a moderator, please post an application here with the league format.

As with every new league, getting started is a little difficult. Standards like the mod choosing process can't be fully applied and a rule framework has yet to be created, too.

Seeing that players have already taken things in their hands to organize the league and get a conses on certain topics, I am confident that we can get started quickly and I am looking forward it.

Winners of ENT July LTD Tournament!

Posted by nabo. on Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:43 am

I would like to congratulate well done to team tbd for winning the LTD Tournament today!

All tournament game replays are available on the tournament forum.

If you have any suggestions or feedbacks regarding the tournament or future tournaments, post them here

Also, if you have feedbacks on the "LTD rmk" map, please post them here

I hope everyone who participated had their share of fun. Thank you all for your interest. ENT shall continue to do what we can to keep the wc3 community alive!

DIHL & Partners

Posted by aRt)Y on Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:23 pm

Hello guys,

A quick update about few things.

Firstly, as you might have noticed, we are experimenting with new forum chats as the AJAX one lacked modernness and functionality. Since most users indicated some sort of dislike towards the current one, we are most likely going to revert it though. You can join our discussion if you are interested.

Secondly, we are very proud of our newly created DotA In-House League (DIHL). Just like LIHL, the DotA league is for players seeking to combat on higher skill levels. To achieve this, we have partnered with DotA clans and will use the standard vouch system. Pretty simple concept, so feel free to apply! The league is moderated by these users and overseen by nabo.

Lastly, going in a similar direction like DIHL, I am happy to announce ENT's official partners page. You might consider this trivial and boring, so let me quote the intro outlining the importance of having partners:
As one of the major Warcraft 3 hosting communities, ENT has the responsibility to foster bonds among players and to do its utmost to keep map making alive. After all, custom maps are what makes Warcraft 3 and our service unique. We've teamed up with the following communities to reach exactly this goal by investing and lending our resources.

Warcraft 3 is no longer about rivalry and we must keep alive and cherish what is left - only together, as a big community, we will be able to achieve that with a lasting outcome.

Please welcome new communities, clans and players to ENT! :)

ENT July Tournament

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

Image
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 Mealywings on Thu May 28, 2015 10:52 am

I just played a game of Island Defense #34
We lagged out in the end.

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 aRt)Y on Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:55 am

Wiki seems back.

ENT April Tournament!

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

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

#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.