Happy New Year!

Posted 7 years ago2011-12-31 18:53:26 UTC
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
From all of us on the admin team, we wish you all the best in your future mapping endeavours of 2012! We have some very exciting stuff in store for you in the upcoming year, so stay tuned!

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Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 19:02:54 UTC Comment #99957
I have no idea what this is about, yet some enthusiastic bomb exploded inside of me. This must be something great. Can't wait to see what's all about!
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 19:09:39 UTC Comment #99958
Wow amazing! Really cool effects and high quality video.

TWHL is the S :D
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 19:45:49 UTC Comment #99959
Something about having 'friends' within TWHL, possibly a TWHL app?

Who cares. That was an awesome video.
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 19:56:29 UTC Comment #99960
The exact moment the video finished, my phone went off - 1 new text message.

It was from my mother, but you still scared me shirtless for a moment.

Also, I'm 23 :P
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 20:03:49 UTC Comment #99961
There are several jokes in that list - yours was one of them because you keep so anonymous, Stu :D

Luke: Interesting thought.

Thanks for the comments, guys! I wonder what it's all about...
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 20:11:43 UTC Comment #99962
Thought so. Great work, looking forward to seeing the rest :D
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 20:37:38 UTC Comment #99963
That was really cool. I'm looking forward to the movie :D
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 20:45:20 UTC Comment #99964
I think I know what's going on. I won't spoil it, though, partly for fear I'm wrong.
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 20:46:38 UTC Comment #99965
Hey, feel free to guess. Who knows, maybe the decryption algorithm will be able to work faster if people work it out.
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 20:51:08 UTC Comment #99966
Maybe I will. Tomorrow, when It's officially 2012 everywhere.
Also, I don't recognize the picture. Who quit like a sniveling wuss?
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 20:57:52 UTC Comment #99967
If you need to ask you won't get the joke.
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 21:02:32 UTC Comment #99968
I'm going on Luke's idea of "Something about having 'friends' within TWHL, possibly a TWHL app?"

Also, just for the sake of speculating, I'm guessing you guys want to bring us closer together, in the sense of creating a more unique community? Not that it's not unique already among other communities( the really opposed pole would be facepunch, and even on Interlopers you easily get lost through all the members), but I'm just guessing.
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 21:47:48 UTC Comment #99969
"7th Monkey - Watching Over Us", heh.
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 22:11:21 UTC Comment #99970
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 22:24:26 UTC Comment #99971
The featured Aussie drinks too much stereotypical Fosters?

Nope, the featured people are coming together on a project - Probably 10 more Scotch N' Coffee videos related to TWHL.

Plus, TWHL4.
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 22:46:56 UTC Comment #99972
I have never been so offended, Moaby!
There is nothing stereotypical about an Australian who wears a hat at a jaunty angle, enjoys cheap lager, has a mallet for crushing possums and uses the phrase "code kangaroo Sheila nineteen" while sitting in a room with only one ridiculously powerful spotlight.
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 22:48:50 UTC Comment #99973
Oh the sarcasm was so sharp it stabbed me. :D
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 23:26:24 UTC Comment #99974
Also, is that an iPad?
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 23:29:41 UTC Comment #99975
Gives us the other videoooos!
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 23:37:15 UTC Comment #99976
iPads are not 22", Stu.

What videos?
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 23:38:30 UTC Comment #99977
Hah, that was great :)
I think Huntey did a good job of capturing my rugged good looks and...ViewSonic brand "tablet PC" :P
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 23:45:09 UTC Comment #99978
Your kind words have unlocked some behind the scenes.

Bonus #1
Boner #2
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 23:54:19 UTC Comment #99979
Holy crap I totally thought that was near a window, and it was filmed in your room!

Y iz not all TWHL on ze list? :'(
Commented 7 years ago2011-12-31 23:59:26 UTC Comment #99980
Oh, I taught that there would be more videos, nvm then :(
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 00:11:30 UTC Comment #99981
Heh, not my room, striker - but yeah, no window. Gotta love dedo lights for those awesome attachments to add patterns to their beams.
Only people on the list are those of whom I could find a real-life photo of. Except discostu because his aforementioned anonymity is something I still find funny. I tried to track him down through one of his photos metadata and it lead me to the wrong bloody continent.

I never said there wouldn't be.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 00:31:19 UTC Comment #99982
ffing great! i never knew pb smoked!? What was urby's ringer do want! :P

Please tell me there will be some bourne identity kung fu inbound! And ya, those portraits are priceless, rim's is the best LOL.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 01:36:17 UTC Comment #99983
Lmfao. Santa.
That video is incredibly well shot.
I know what's going on.. at least i THINK i do.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 02:29:22 UTC Comment #99984
"What was urby's ringer do want!"

Adventure Sphere. Available with any copy of Portal 2. :D
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 02:46:49 UTC Comment #99985
Okay, I can't wait until next year officially sets in over here.
I think we have MOTM reviews inbound. And I've thought so since Archie shared with us just how expensive pre-picked blueberries are.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 03:19:30 UTC Comment #99986
"Only people on the list are those of whom I could find a real-life photo of. Except discostu because his aforementioned anonymity is something I still find funny"

Archie, you got me on facebook man...
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 03:26:45 UTC Comment #99987
To follow on from a comment above, I've actually never seen anybody drinking Fosters here in Australia. Ever.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 05:24:10 UTC Comment #99988
When I lived there it seemed all anybody ever drank was XXXX.

And I wasn't on the list. D:
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 06:11:13 UTC Comment #99989
Archie, I strongly believe you were once again fooled by one of Penguinboy's many decoy doppelgangers. That's definitely not him. He has a... well, I shouldn't be telling this.

Also, metadata in my photos has been carefully manipulated to point you in the wrong direction. You will never know who or where I really am. And by the time you get to where I am, I'll have had plenty of warning and should be long gone already anyway.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 06:23:09 UTC Comment #99990
Your address is 12 Oakcrest Ave, Casper, Wyoming.

It would seriously be weird if that was anywhere near correct.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 06:42:40 UTC Comment #99991
HA! It's 12 South Oakcrest Ave.! But that's just one of my dummy addresses, so any efforts to locate me there will be futile.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 09:12:04 UTC Comment #99992
oh shit, striker! many apologies! It's hard to keep track.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 09:29:03 UTC Comment #99993
Australians don't drink fosters? So what are all those adverts about it being a proper Australian beer then?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 10:12:44 UTC Comment #99994
Did anyone notice that Urby drops his phone and there's a HL3 map on the screen?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 11:38:54 UTC Comment #99995
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 11:48:33 UTC Comment #99996
There isn't.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 12:25:38 UTC Comment #99997
Why only 720p? Can't watch it fullscreen.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 12:39:46 UTC Comment #99998
I shot it in 1080i, but I can't really be arsed uploading that big a file.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 16:15:35 UTC Comment #99999
It says its been decrypting for hours, I think its broken :(
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 17:20:54 UTC Comment #100000
I bet those 10 videos are not even finished yet :P.

[EDIT] Perhaps...
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 18:53:59 UTC Comment #100001
Rimrook it's a .gif :P
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 19:28:31 UTC Comment #100002
Happy new year!

I have to work today, and it's quite busy in the hospital.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 19:46:08 UTC Comment #100003
skals: No, it's a decryption algorithm. Look - it says so.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 20:15:44 UTC Comment #100004
I'm surprised almost nobody knows what this is about :)
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 21:38:47 UTC Comment #100005
So yeah... you know.. if you ever need an actor... for anything related... to this at all , I'm here. Christ I'm only down the road arch!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 21:40:18 UTC Comment #100006
I have lots of guesses but i'm sure they are all wrong :P

Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 21:45:57 UTC Comment #100007
Well the Urby shot seems like a new TWHL to me too...

[EDIT] What is this?

[EDIT2] Yep. It must be about TWHL4. Searching for content on TWHL with google returns many odd "TWHL 4" results :).
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 22:19:12 UTC Comment #100008
urby's shot isn't a new twhl , it's just a high brightness version of the MOTM page
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-01 22:43:37 UTC Comment #100009
Awe, why am I not on the big list of names D: Hell, you even got my Google+ picture.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 00:34:29 UTC Comment #100010
TWHL 4? Naw, we are clearly being hand-selected to test Half-life 3.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 00:59:21 UTC Comment #100011
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 05:04:07 UTC Comment #100012
Anyone else notice that the first of the 10 files is being decrypted?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 05:36:16 UTC Comment #100013
Nope. The second.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 14:47:31 UTC Comment #100014
It's already monday , where is my decrypted file?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 14:57:32 UTC Comment #100015
10% to go probably
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 17:39:58 UTC Comment #100016
Lol should I say what I'm thinking or keep it under wraps?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 17:42:32 UTC Comment #100017
You have about 30 seconds to spill the beans, otherwise the decryption algorithm will beat you to it.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 17:49:40 UTC Comment #100018
Holy shit I'm away for two days and suddenly TWHL blows up. What did I miss? D:
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 17:51:32 UTC Comment #100019
Click the big yellow play button, Moocow. You're in it.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 17:57:52 UTC Comment #100020
Wait, what? We were promised 10 videos. The decrypted message is a map from the map vault? :|
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 17:59:51 UTC Comment #100021
Concentrate and ask again.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 18:00:02 UTC Comment #100022
Look harder. xD
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 18:00:53 UTC Comment #100023
You ninja'd me, I was going to edit my post and say I discovered that it was a video review. So each day you will going to release video reviews... probably the next one is on sp_interception by Satchmo, which is already uploaded to youtube.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 18:02:32 UTC Comment #100024
Bzzt! Incorrect.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 18:14:19 UTC Comment #100025
February's MotM?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 18:15:10 UTC Comment #100026
You can leave your comments for the review on the MotM page if you like. :]
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 18:21:52 UTC Comment #100027
@Joebama, that would certainly make more sense wouldn't it. :P
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 20:04:57 UTC Comment #100028
Now I see why it was a partial secret.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 20:58:38 UTC Comment #100029
I'm guessing new mods as well.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-02 22:13:11 UTC Comment #100030
Yay, I was right.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-03 02:23:58 UTC Comment #100031
nice! :P

I'd still like to pick my own blueberries tho tyfm. =)
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-03 02:56:00 UTC Comment #100032
I bet the last video will be showing Rimrook, Urby and Archie as they track down and kill all members of TWHL, past and present, so there will be no opposition to TWHL being sold and becoming Totally Wholesome, Healthy, and Lean.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-03 03:20:31 UTC Comment #100033
It's interception with archie isn't it? I saw it was set private but oh well. On a side note why am I not on the badass tablet of awesomeness?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-03 13:48:02 UTC Comment #100034
TJB: And DiscoStu will be the last man standing. :P
I'm in Canada, boys. Think you can track me down in the vast expanses of the great white north?

Oh crap, walking in snow leaves footprints.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-03 17:44:46 UTC Comment #100035
Thanks for bringing back MotM!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-03 18:40:28 UTC Comment #100036
Yay! New video!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-03 21:07:44 UTC Comment #100037
This is great. Good job you guys!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-04 06:08:31 UTC Comment #100038
@Jeff: Not if you wear white boots.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-04 16:14:24 UTC Comment #100039
So does this mean you'll be doing more MOTM reviews in 2012? If so, I better start pumping some maps out!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-04 16:19:33 UTC Comment #100040
Wait. Why the fuck is 'apartment' in MOTM?
Why has no one voted for Uplink Extended? Look at the ratings. :(
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-04 16:27:24 UTC Comment #100041
Atom: Watch Urby's review of Apartment on the MotM page. He gets visibly flustered and angry at the fact that there were many far, far better maps/mods released in March and that he has no clue why Apartment won it.

Instant: Yes.

Remember to vote sensibly each month!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-04 17:04:20 UTC Comment #100042
Yes, seen it now. Good points, Urby.
What the f.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-04 22:39:04 UTC Comment #100043
Apartment made me angry. Reviews mean having to play maps like Apartment. Spare a thought for the review teams people, and vote for MOTM :D
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-05 01:29:01 UTC Comment #100045
Will do!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-05 13:38:49 UTC Comment #100046
maybe, we could give the motm moderators a weighted vote and/or veto power, so things like this can't happen in the future. =(


put some sort of reminder to vote for motm by your login screen or user profile, so more paeple will vote? (i know i was guilty of forgettin to vote on many motm by simply forgetting)
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-05 15:36:06 UTC Comment #100047
As Archie mentioned, there has been little reason to vote for the last 3 years. But now we're back. So yeah, shut up talking and get voting!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-05 15:39:31 UTC Comment #100048
ROFL I had no idea i ever won MOTM?! Even as my ass still burns a bit from Archie's review, I can't help but be happy to have another prize :P
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-05 20:57:36 UTC Comment #100049
Technically the MOTM mods DO have veto power, but I guess they don't want to abuse it or something like that. It's mostly for when there's ties, or when you know that someone spammed the votes and so on.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-06 15:01:01 UTC Comment #100050
Haha, you scary fucking mapper!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-06 17:35:43 UTC Comment #100051
Why was Rimrook also activated if none of the reviews are by him?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-06 17:48:16 UTC Comment #100052
None of the reviews yet.
You may notice that today's review was May 2011. There's a big gap of months between then and now!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-06 17:53:37 UTC Comment #100053
Good point.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 00:44:29 UTC Comment #100054
I recall seeing there were 10 files to decrypt. There are currently only 7, therefore there are three more videos left.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 06:47:34 UTC Comment #100055
where are you getting 7 from? i count 5
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 07:43:47 UTC Comment #100056
Uh... 7 is right next to 5 in my keyboard. Yeah.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 07:56:35 UTC Comment #100057
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 09:19:09 UTC Comment #100058
MotM on fire!
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 09:21:32 UTC Comment #100059

</Kings of Leon>
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 11:01:26 UTC Comment #100060
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 13:14:37 UTC Comment #100061
100 comments? Admin team is doin it right.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 13:57:16 UTC Comment #100062
We're not helping. Soooo...

This was a triumph.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 14:08:53 UTC Comment #100063
I'm making a note here, HUGE SUCCESS.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 15:24:45 UTC Comment #100064
<light guitar picking>
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 15:27:05 UTC Comment #100065
its a ukelele ;)
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 19:41:27 UTC Comment #100066
Most commented news post on TWHL?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 20:13:58 UTC Comment #100067
Except for the great news post comment boom of '83
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 21:21:13 UTC Comment #100068
I wasn't a member at the time.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 21:23:18 UTC Comment #100069

Commented 7 years ago2012-01-07 22:59:39 UTC Comment #100070
Ah '83 twhl, good times good times.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-08 03:47:47 UTC Comment #100071
Yes, Good Times by Chic was still on the radio.

Anyway, where's "Saturday"?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-08 06:20:39 UTC Comment #100072
'83 TWHL sucked. We had to meet in person, and I hate your stupid faces.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-08 08:42:20 UTC Comment #100073
@DiscoStu: because there are 10 reviews we decided to release on weekdays over 2 weeks TF2 style.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-08 12:07:04 UTC Comment #100074
Why should we believe you Urby? It's not as if you have any place in the Map of the Month team, how would you know?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-08 17:58:01 UTC Comment #100075
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-08 19:43:47 UTC Comment #100076
User posted image
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-09 00:31:36 UTC Comment #100077
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-09 07:31:50 UTC Comment #100078
Time to get a Monday then.
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-09 10:27:12 UTC Comment #100079
User posted image
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-09 11:32:38 UTC Comment #100080
Win ^
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-09 17:47:54 UTC Comment #100082
Am I in a cult now?
Commented 7 years ago2012-01-14 02:26:00 UTC Comment #100091
Yes. But not this one.

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