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Changes in the Staff Dept. - I retire

Posted by aRt)Y on Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:06 pm

May 3rd, 2013 was the day I officially signed up on, back then, clanent.net after coming from communities like MBot, BGN and MMH. I became an active member of ENT as part of a merger and I started from "zero" again being a normal moderator.

However, as I kept repeating and stressing over the past years, we do our job and the service to the community volunatirly; not because we want praise but because giving back to the community and working for an entity like ENT is fulfilling enough - at least, that's been my mantra for the past.

Almost 5 years later, a lot on ENT has changed. I have worked my way up to where I am now. I have worked together with awesome people like nabo. and was enormously lucky to get someone like hazardous as his sucessor.

What players often forget about is that our job is not just about processing ban requests. A lot of it is also interacting with users and the staff members themselves. Many of which you get to like a lot and foster friendships to; hence, it is even more devasating if these people leave you - whether you want it or not, you take it personal. There's no shielding to that as I personally experienced.

Besides the personal aspects I have for ENT, many things like the wiki, restructering of both forum and staff come to mind but sadly the recent events over the past months (acp breach, ddos, internal issues, etc.) sort of overshadow that, bringing to mind that having someone you can work closely together and rely upon is something you should never underestimate. (Thanks nabo. & haz!)

To be honest, I never thought I would retire considering Warcraft 3 was in a status-quo-like situation but with Blizzard's recent strategic decision to breathe new life into our beloved game, the job now takes more time and energy than I can contribute. It feels like holding back the potential ENT can have in this new "era" and that's wrong.

Therefore, I hereby retire from all official duties as a Staff Dept. member and discontinue my work at MMH as well.

Considering Warcraft 3 has/is part of rougly half my lifespan (about 10 years now), I have seen many people come and go; and even if they will never read this, I would like to specifically - out of respect - mention their names as they have been dedicated players shaping the community, true friends for many years and loyal souls you could always count on (Metall-Drago, Pongu, Nate, Nabo <3).

With that said, I am not sad, nor do I regret my decision knowing that ENT is very lucky to have people with the same character traits. Besides oldies like haunt who have accompanied me over the past years, too, it is jabba who has been working effortlyless for the community. It probably did not go unnoticed as he got more publicly involved as well and as my last action as Staff Dept. member, haz and I congratulate and welcome him to be officially part of the Staff Deptartment. A well deserved promotion with great potential for ENT. Just stay true to your soul and remember what you have learnt but also do not repeat our mistakes, jab.

I am sorry to those I may have done wrong over the past century and sorry to those I may not have shown the appreciation they deserve. I tried my best to improve ENT to what it is today and thank everyone for a great time and the precious moments which truely make you realize what being a community means.

In regards to the transition, I will stay around for counsel (if desired) and for all permission-related matters.

Far well, Clan StiD, ENT, my fellow friends and long live Warcraft 3.

Respectfully yours,
ArtFuL_KiD
aRt)Y

F.A.Q. of patch 1.29.1

Posted by Unitil on Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:22 am

Welcome to the F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) for patch 1.29.1. We have received a large number of questions, and have gathered a number of answers for those said questions below.

!!!NOTICE!!!
If the below answers did not help, please create a Technical Support request, so we can assist you further with your question/problem. Alternatively, you can reach us on our Discord.


Eurobattle.net F.A.Q.
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Q: Can I play on ENT Gaming bots via Eurobattle.net?
A: Cross-patch hosting does not appear to be functional at this point in time. This is mainly due to the differences between the 1.29.x and 1.28.5 patches. It is currently not possible to join games from Eurobattle.net without being kicked. They have noted that they will eventually be moving to the 1.29.x patches, however, they have not specified any date regarding this.
http://eurobattle.net/threads/208110

ENT Connect F.A.Q.
Spoiler!
Q: I'm unable to see games listed under 'LAN' in my WC3 game, how can I fix this?
A: Please see our WIKI with regards to patch/game requirements, and a setup/troubleshooting guide.

Q: The square icon is green, and I can join games, however, I'm always kicked after downloading the map.
How can I fix this?
A: Due to the differences between the 1.29.x patch and 1.27 patches, it is currently not possible to play on ENT Gaming bots via ENT Connect. There is no ETA on if/when this will be fixed.

General F.A.Q.
Spoiler!
Q: Does GProxy work with the most recent patch?
A: GProxy++ by Varlock has been updated with support for the 1.29.x patches. Please visit our wiki for details.
GProxy DLL has been updated by H3rmit with 1.29.x patch support. Wiki will be updated shortly.
http://www.mymgn.com/gproxy/

Q: Is ELO currently bugged?
A: Stat tracking appears to be functioning on all bots since the 1.29.1 patch was released.

Q: I've experienced X bug in Y game, when will it be fixed?
A: A large number of map bugs introduced with the 1.29.0 patch have been patched during the 1.29.1 patch. We'll be sure to update the following topic with additional map bugs.
List of known bugs: https://entgaming.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=126835
1.29.1 patch notes: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20762097153

Q: My download is stuck at ~X%, how can I fix this? /// My installation/update does not work
A: Refer to one of the following posts.
Post Patch Can't Run Fix : https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20762097041
Mac - Download stuck at ~69% : https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20757325828
Wins - Download stuck at ~65% : https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20762296111

Q: Why is the game not full screen? How do I fix this?
A: The game has full widescreen support, however, the in-game menu/loading screens have an added black bar on either side of the screen. This was intended! The in-game is full widescreen support without any stretching.

I will refer to a post made by a developer.
Pete Stilwell wrote:The interface wasn't designed to work with modern aspect ratios. To maintain functionality - and not ship a stretched version of the game we all love - the pillar box has been applied in menus.

If you play some games, you'll see widescreen support in all its glory.

Cheers,
Pete


Q: I'm experiencing issues where my mouse does not line up with the highlighted menu button, or the in-game button.
A: This is a known issue, and will likely need to be patched on Blizzards end.

There have been a few posts regarding this already, and all revolve around playing in windowed mode.
  1. Edit the alias properties used to launch your Warcraft III client
    1. Locate the alias used to launch your Warcraft III client
      • If the shortcut is in your start menu, right click and click "More" then "File Location"
    2. Right-click the alias, and click "Properties"
    3. Complete the following:

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      1. Add the following to the end of the target " -window"
      Example:// "C:\Program Files (x86)\Warcraft III\Warcraft III.exe" -window
      ***There is a space between " and -window
      This will launch your game in windowed mode

      2. Change "Run:" dropdown menu to reflect "Maximized"
      This option is your choice, however, it will launch your game in "Maximized" mode.
      If you experience problems with this, simple change this back to "Normal window"
    4. Click "Apply" and launch your game.
      • If you opted for both changes to your alias, your game should launch in windowed mode, and will be maximized to your full screen. This is minus the window border, and the task bar.
  2. Change to windowed mode, without editing your alias
    1. Open your Warcraft III client
    2. Hit Alt+Enter on your keyboard
      • This will change your client to windowed mode
    3. If you want your window Maximized, click the middle of the three upper right buttons.
Q: Will ENT Gaming support 24 player maps? /// How come I cannot join my 24 player map?
A: At this point in time, Ghost is hardcoded in multiple areas for 12 player games. For this to change, we will need to refactor the code as necessary, to support >12 player maps.
GHost changes in patch 1.29
There is no ETA announced for if/when this will be resolved.

Q: I keep getting kicked at 99% download, how can I fix this?
A: Dependent on your situation, you could be either trying to connect via Eurobattle.net or ENT Connect. Please see the respective sections for those platforms above.

If you're still experiencing this issue, beyond the two mentioned platforms, please let us know by posting a Technical Support request on the forum.

Updates regarding this F.A.Q. topic will be noted below.

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2018-04-19
GProxy++ by Varlock has been updated with support for 1.29.x patches. See our wiki for details.

2018-04-24
Updated FAQ for patch 1.29.1

2018-04-25
Update ELO - stat tracking is working since 1.29.1

1.29 Update

Posted by HazarDous on Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:20 am

Hey,

Blizzard has released Warcraft III version 1.29. Read more about all the updates here.

Our bots have all successfully connected to the new version. For more information about bots' status, check here

However, it seems the new version has caused problems with custom games.. You will find a list below of all known bugs;

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Hellhalt TD
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1. Frames drop after first wave spawn, and crashes your client - Tested/Confirmed in 1.29.1
2. Reports noted that towers cannot be sold - Tested/Confirmed in 1.29.1
3. Scoreboard was shrunk with no information - Tested/Confirmed in 1.29.1


Legion TD
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1. ELO is not being recorded.
2. Scoreboard may not appear.



DotA APEM/AREM
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1. Users cannot sell items back to the store - Patched in 1.29.1
2. Spawn camps are incorrect - Patched in 1.29.1
3. Jungle creeps do not provide rewards - Patched in 1.29.1
4. Stores, and neutral creeps have bugged colours - Patched in 1.29.1
5. Creep camps/Roshan no longer appear on the mini map - Patched in 1.29.1
6. Dust reveals invisible targets sometimes longer than intended - To be test in 1.29.1

LoD
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1. Users cannot sell items back to the store - Patched in 1.29.1
2. Map is completely blank, and cannot see anything (pings, units, etc.) - Patched in 1.29.1
3. Jungle creep spawns may be messed up similar to DotA - Patched in 1.29.1


YouTD
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1. Cannot download map and stay in lobby. You're kicked once the download is finished. - Bot related
2. Load codes are broken - Need to confirm for 1.29.1


Gem TD
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1. Stun and Holds on Gem TD are broken/do not work - patched by dev


NWU
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1. Users cannot sell items back to the store - Patched by dev


Castle Fight
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1. Users reporting being disconnected/crashing upon loading into the game - Patched in 1.29.1

Will keep this list up-to-date.

Recent Edits:

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[2018-04-10 11:28PM PST]
Tested/Confirmed points #2 & #3 under Dota AREM/APEM and points #2 & #3 for Hellhalt TD

[2018-04-11 10:13AM PST]
Added points 4-7 under DotA APEM/AREM - To be confirmed still
Added Castle Fight Point #1

2018-04-11 19:52 EST
Added LTD points 1 and 2.

2018-04-24 12:30 EST
Updated list of bugs for patch 1.29.1

Do note that Blizzard representatives are aware of these bugs and are working on this issue. Please be patient, thank you.

Battle.net Patch

Posted by aRt)Y on Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi,

Blizzard has released a new patch and a hotfix quickly after (https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/to ... 709?page=1).
ENT's bots are therefore currently offline and/or trying to re-connect. We are still looking into how the patch impacts the bots.

Please check ENT's Discord (https://discord.gg/23gCRX5) in #public-news for future updates. Thanks!

ENT is looking for new staff members!

Posted by aRt)Y on Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:53 pm

Hi everyone,

a few months ago, we actively approached new potential moderators.

We took our time observing and teaching them everything an ENT staff member needs to know/do and the results have been great so far.
They are so satisfactory, in fact, that we are re-opening the "Moderator Candidates" program again.

In case you always wanted to become a moderator but weren't sure if you got what it takes, then don't worry.
The mod program is specifically for you as we are working closely together with you, answering your questions in a more direct and co-operative atmosphere.

The timing is even more interesting given Wintermaul Wars is being actively developed again and staff members to moderate it are necessary, as well as new staff members officially moderating Risk Dev.

While the concept seems more loosely given the "give it a try"-feeling, we expect your dedication and commitment nonetheless.
Application criteria have been adjusted; feel free to apply!

Our staff is looking forward to working with you. :)

Looking for CD-Keys

Posted by aRt)Y on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:48 pm

Enterprise Gaming is looking for new cd-keys (ROC & TFT) for our bots!

In exchange, you get a tier 1 reward (purple forum color) or tier 3 (colored Discord name). Check our wiki for more information regarding the tiers.

If you would like to exchange spare cd-keys, post a technical support topic and private message the Staff Department (Hazardous or me) your spare keys. Once they are confirmed to be working, the donation process will continue.

Thanks!

Announcements & Rule Updates

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

Enterprise Gaming is a big community. We are talking about new rules and discussing current ones on a daily basis. It is difficult to keep up to date with all the news and changes - which unfortunately, is a must for you and us.

So how do you do it, you may ask yourself? ENT has a few hubs where we centralize all rule updates/changes and publish information and announcements. You can choose the one you prefer!

  • Discord: ENT's community & staff chat; You will find any announcement there.
  • Wiki and its news history; Only used to log rule changes.
  • Forum & In-game announcements. However, we strongly recommend you checking Discord nonetheless as this type of announcement is unreliable.
  • Info-Tourneys: Join the forum group to receive emails to your forum registered email about tournament news.
We also try to announce rule changes each Saturday to further minimize the risk of missing them.

If you have any questions regarding rules (and our publishing procedure) or announcements, feel free to contact the Management.