The history of NZFortress
Misc News Posted by meesham, 2nd March 2015
I thought it might be interesting to see how the NZFortress website has progressed so I jumped onto the Wayback Machine, cleaned up a few of the broken pages and took some screenshots. There was a bit of broken CSS that was stopping text being displayed which I've tried to fix up, but unfortunately I can't do anything about the missing images (unless someone has copies of the old sites?). Click any of the banners to see the full screen capture.

2000



Screenshot taken 17/10/2000, the earliest available.


2001



Screenshot taken 04/02/2001. There's a link to Gutty's Rant on the right and a couple of other familiar names. A SOF2 patch is also mentioned which was my game of choice in the early 2000s.


2002



Screenshot taken 28/09/2002. Unfortunately the main banner is broken, I also had to adjust the background colour to get the text to display.


2003



Screenshot taken 13/12/2003. No change of website, although they did receive finalist for "Best Youth orientated site" apparently. I enjoyed the following post by Kronos:

Quote:
In a shocking report tonight, we discover that mild mannered website scripter and admin, Ben Silver had "flipped out" for no reason and spammed several websites with news bulletins never before seen in these parts. When questioned about the sudden, and quite violent outburst, Ben was quoted as saying "", and then ran off mumbling something about "Half Life 2", and hasn't been seen since. Ben is considered dangerous, and we advise you call your local website admin if he is spotted.

2004



Screenshot taken 10/06/2004. A change of site, it looks like the standard template for vBulletin, and Squiddy's going to take us to a gay bar.



Screenshot taken 29/11/2004. Someone messing with the site and breaking shit.


2005



Screenshot taken 19/01/2005. The banner image is missing for this layout unfortunately, I couldn't find it in any of the scrapes. A few familiars are currently online.


2006



Screenshot taken 06/07/2006. Yet another template change, and results of vR* vs .214 by errrrrr pegg.


2007



Screenshot taken 12/10/2007. The logo's broken on this one, does anyone know if the image is the same as the previous? The Orange Box is released on Steam, I wonder if it'll be popular. New Zealands first 8 vs 8 TF2 competition is also announced.


2008



Screenshot taken 30/03/2008, sorry the logo is a bit munted in this one. TF2 is full steam ahead.


2009



Screenshot taken 22/06/2009, NZF gets hacked.


2010



Screenshot taken 17/10/2010, how it looks today. NZFL 1 playoffs and grand final.


2011



Screenshot taken 18/08/2011. NZFL is in action and Madman's pimping Google+


2012



Screenshot taken 05/05/2012. NZFL 2012! Crowbar's active, On3 is still around and GreaverTV in full swing.


2013



Screenshot taken 02/11/2013, and how the home page looks at the time of writing this post.
OWL10 NZF team awards
TF2 Update Posted by cybuckets, 16th December 2013

Division 3:
  • Best Scout: GBH | Rangi
  • Best Roaming Soldier: GBH | CYB
  • Best Medic: GBH | Black Ice
  • Best Demoman: GBH | Mongo (shared with vsn.RynoCerus)
  • Most Improved Player: GBH | FraaN (shared with bud simmo)
  • Most Improved Team: GBH (shared with m8s and vsn)
  • Friendliest Team: GBH
Division 5:
  • Best Scout: smofo.xtra and LAW.Ruckus (shared with Storytime.Starbucks)
  • Best Medic: smofo.FlightOfGrey
  • Best Utility: smofo.xtra
  • Most Improved Team: LAW (shared with Awakening)
  • Friendliest Team: smofo


Grats to all winners

OWL10 - the NZF entries
TF2 Update Posted by Black Ice, 27th September 2013

Over on ozfortress the 10th OWL - the premier TF2 event in Australasia - has kicked off.

Congrats to the following NZF teams on being accepted into the competition:


Division 3
  • Grievous Bodily Harm

Division 4
  • raging Kamels

Division 5
  • Law Abiding Warriors
  • Oh Shit Son
  • Smofo
Also good luck to any NZ players playing in mostly Australian teams.
If they win it's definitely all because of you!
NZFL Provisional Team List
Misc News Posted by Black Ice, 11th June 2013
NZFL:2013 matches go up this Friday. And yes I know it still says 2012 on the forum, I can't do anything about that.

Please post if you want to be added to/removed from list of active NZ teams who will be playing in the first round:
  • GBH
  • |S|
  • oSs
  • rK
  • smofo
  • Lethium
  • Low Tier Bears
  • failCascade
NZFL - Suggestions
Misc News Posted by Black Ice, 1st May 2013
Hey all,

This is a suggestion thread for any improvement/changes you would like to see in NZFL.

Changes that are definitely happening for the next season are rule/whitelist updates to OZF standard.

We would like feedback on the potential removal of finals. This would move the series to a continuous league. To give a bit of history - the only reason finals were put in originally was to give us a easy way out if the league wasn't working well. We could just say "after this final it ends for good".

But the league has gone well so far - the finals are in fact one of the points of friction in the league rather than a standout feature. So are they still wanted?

Any other comments/suggestions?
NZFL: SEMI FINALS
Misc News Posted by Black Ice, 26th April 2013


Good evening gamers!

Now that the forum move is completed (with an amazing lack of disruption - thanks frio!) we can do the NZFL semi finals.

The two matches we have are:

nS vs. smofo

The old guard vs. one of the newest teams on the block.

smofo have done well, both in NZFL and in division 5 OWL. But how well will they do against the one and only Avril (he lifts) and his 5 anchors?

Predictions:
  • Tele on sniper. Sorry smofo, it's for the greater good.
  • Killer Avril crossbows.
  • vishus demo bombs.
  • Big Poppa does a cameo?

GBH vs. |S|

Some shitters vs. some scrubs. Please don't watch, will burn your eyes.

Predictions:
  • |S| to throw so they don't have to play nS yet again.
  • GBH to have 3 players with 120+ ping and a potential 400ms scout.
  • Dominoes vs. Black Ice medic battle. I require it.
  • Coldplatypus missing shots because he hasn't played in forever.
  • Clip will probably forget to turn up. Sorry bro.


If any masochists really want to see either of the above, please make sure to let Greaver know, many times.

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