It's finally arrived, Christmas Day.  Wrapping paper adorns the floor.  Bits of plastic stuck firmly in the carpet and there's never enough batteries when you need em.  Same ol' story just another year.

So from all of us at Festers Place we would like to wish all you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.  It's been an awesome year with some great changes along the way.  Here are some bits to remind you stoners what we've been through:

  1. Server had a virus so we had to migrate everything to a new box.
  2. We got a new website design with some nice tweaks.
  3. Supernova crafted his awesome supersigs for HLXStat:CE
  4. Deciding to upgrade to a solid Core2Duo CPU was money well spent.  More migrating!
  5. Numerous TF2 Updates to most classes (except Engy.. Yay!)
  6. John Freeman came 3rd in Valve's Propaganda competition.
  7. Jase gave his PC a beer shower but it was really an excuse to upgrade.
  8. Fester finally installed his new wireless gear to bring him into the new age of broadband and consistent low pings.

Keep On Fragging!

Ok. So you've moan and belly ached long enough and now you can have what you want.  YOU can chose the map rotation.  It's pretty easy and relatively simply so no moaning that it isn't.

We have devised a web page that allows you to pick the maps you like and then copy and paste your results back to the forum so we can collate the results.

Here's how you do it.

  1. Goto this page: User Map Selection (found in the Map Stuff)
  2. Put a checkbox at the side of the maps you would like to see in the rotation. (Limit it to 10 maps)
  3. Click "Generate"
  4. Copy the text from the box and post it back to this thread

I selected the first 5 maps and here they are:



We will probably add in a few typical Festers Place maps to keep it as we all know and love so don't be disappointed if all of the fav maps are not included.  This is your chance to have your say and pick our rotation.

John Freeman of our community has been awarded 3rd place for his entry into the propaganda contest held by the TF2 team at valve. a huge congratz to him.


It's taken some time but I managed to think long and hard enough on how I could do it so here it is.  The Festers Place which colour are you template switcher.

If you haven't already noticed there are two new images on the website.  One for Red and one for Blu.  Click and away you go.

Thanks to smokedef for the graphics.  Sorry it took so long to do it.

It may be a day early but better to do it now than forget about it later.  Can you see we've gone all festive?!

Merry whatchyamacallit!!!

So you may have noticed our very own SmokeDef ran a halloween competition during the scary weekend.  Well the winner is....

Halloween Compeition Winner

Thanks to all for being great sports.  Congratulations to the winner, Jeffer.  Of course he wouldn't have managed it without Bowzie.

The votes are in and have been counted.  The results have been duely calculated and the rotation has been updated.  If you want to see what made it then check out our map rotation page.

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to click a couple of boxes.  We have no doubts those that don't like em will and those that never had the chance to vote will moan but we can't please everyone.  After all who would we poke fun at :)

Thanks to MuG, our chief map organiser for taking the time to check out and upload most if not all maps.  A big thanks to you all for joining us at Fester's Place it wouldn't be the same without ya!

Cast your vote on what maps you think we should be playing more often.

CP Rotation Maps - Have Your Say

CTF Rotation Maps - Have Your Say

PL Rotation Maps - Have Your Say


A month down with the new box and everything seem rosey.  We hope you are all enjoying the improved gaming experience.  Things for me have been pretty slick and smooth and we are hoping it's the same for every one.

The new web design has gone down well too.  It's worked out easier than anticipated and hopefully easier to navigate and see what's around.  If you have any problems or find any bugs please post up on the forums and we will have a look.

Keep on fragging!!

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