Server Update

Shock and Rockets is now running on Ping Perfect, a gaming server provider. We’ll see how it goes and maybe upgrade to a dedicated machine in the future. So far so good, performance is better than the previous Amazon ec2 installation.

UPDATE: Actually, it wasn’t that consistent, so it’s back on Amazon ec2 but with twice the grunt.

A few ctf favorites have been added to make use of the extra power, although the server is still limited to 13 spots. With the small player base this should be good for now.

Dying sun is looking good with lighting and music.

Erase has had some minor changes, which is of course a big deal as it has been unchanged for ages.

Custom maps are being added slowly, with nitro, codex, echo, coma, and some heresiarch maps up.

Domination Arrives!

Domination and Shock Domination are now both live on Shock & Rockets au.

Most stock maps and custom maps will work with domination – those that don’t will default to TDM so you’ll still have fun.

There is also Shock Domination which is shock primary only, great for working on that aim but not as annoying as instagib 😉

Dying Sun is of course particularly fun for Domination 😀

Thanks to cafe and MoxNix for creating this and helping get the server running with it.

Dying Sun WIP L

A new UT Build brings a update to Dying Sun. I’m working on it behind the scenes and releasing with each build. This was a very fun DM and kudos to all these players (except me, the_hack) who were trying for the first time, some on very high ping.

It’s also compatible with Domination – let me know what you think about the objective point placement.

Elim is back

A new build means a small wait until our favorite maps and mods are back online.

Elimination has just been featured as a gamemode on shock and rockets. Currently for gamemodes we have custom DM, 1v1, 2v2 and a casual TDM, and elim.

Erase has also just been re-added to the maplist, along with hitsounds, no pickup timer and no spawn protection.

A workaround for one player start up has also been worked out, so players can start with just themselves and a bot, as well as with any number of players without a long wait.

Two New Maps from Heresiarch

Hereisarch, NZ community mapper for UT, has released the first beta versions of Merciless and Inexorable.

They’re available to play on the Shock & Rockets server.

You can leave feedback for both on the UT forums. Inexorable, Merciless.

Here’s me and puppy doing a quick runaround, also using the Sactifice mutator that subtracts a point every for every death

Shock & Rockets Hub is Now Live

Introducing a new service for Australian UT (UT4) players: the Shock & Rockets server.

This server will be focused on bringing fun and creative new content to you, and improving the overall UT experience.

It will do that like this:

Custom maps – the good ones. We’ve already added some classics and great WIPs from top authors

Mutators – the fun ones. Currently GoodDM and GoodTDM are loaded with

  • the experimental “Sacrifice” which subtracts a point for each death. this is a WIP and you’re welcome to leave feedback here.
  • the Add Impact Hammer which makes DM more fun again. Go for that shield on NickTest from the side dudes.

Improved game presets such as GoodDM and GoodTDM with eliminated wait times. More coming.

Currently the server is limited to a certain amount of players and 3 game instances. Please donate to hub admin the_hack (Ali Dark) to get some nice server upgrades. All donations will be credited and if there’s more than needed, I’ll remove the link for a bit.