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Sprays, Who misses them!?

Discussion in CS:S Zombie Mod started by Nayr, Aug 24, 2020

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  1. Apr 24, 2012
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    Are we ever able to bring back the availability to have sprays again on the servers? I never got the whole back story as to why we don't have them anymore but im just curious to see if we can give them a try again.
  2. Dec 17, 2007
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    @Tony can you explain this, since your not doing anything. I don’t have time to.
    Aphilion, Aug 24, 2020 Last edited by Aphilion, Aug 24, 2020
  3. Feb 10, 2017
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    Because there is an exploit that causes sprays to continuously crash servers in CSS. PF isn’t the only server with sprays disabled and it will probably never get fixed by Valve Edit: I have sent a potential fix to the management team but idk if they’re gonna use it because its plaguefest
    hzrd ヅ, Aug 24, 2020 Last edited by hzrd ヅ, Aug 24, 2020
  4. Dec 17, 2007
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    Thanks Tony
  5. Apr 9, 2007
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    Just so we're clear. We've known about this for a decade. That's why Sprays were disabled way back when. When this stopped being actively used, we re-enabled them. However of course the issues came back, and now again to protect our users we've disabled sprays.
  6. Feb 10, 2017
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    I'm aware of any issues that has happened in the past. Just saying that the remaining big communities have used the fix. It does not hurt the try since a lot of community members want sprays back.

    If it doesn't work then you can revert and disable sprays again. But it's just a suggestion, of course. :smile:
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    • May 31, 2012
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      Would making it a donator or server admin perk be a reasonable compromise? This'll limit who can use it and whoever chooses to exploit it will have something to lose? Just tossing out ideas I know I haven't been playing :razz:
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      • Jun 17, 2014
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        How is one so compassionate about getting sprays back?
        It's was all porn dude, I kind of enjoy playing without having to worry about things like @Oxazebam spraying his famous sprays in front of everyone. (If you know, you know.)
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        • Dec 17, 2007
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          Hey maybe @Nayr enjoyed seeing Oxa’s spray lol
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          • Apr 9, 2007
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            I'm not going to say they're really dumb, but they're really dumb lol. Not sure who we're kidding here.
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            • Jan 5, 2007
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              I certainly don't miss having to ban people for using inappropriate sprays, that's for sure...
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              • Jul 14, 2010
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                I've always had mature sprays off. Sprays are rarely cool and mostly annoying or advertising or a way to skirt the rules with racism, etc... I don't think restricting it to donors would help since a lot of donors can be trolls too and people will swipe a credit card to do anything these days. (Not to mention admins sometimes). I usually am against the one person ruins something for everyone rule but I see sprays doing more harm than good and worth not having at all.

                Also it doesn't help that they're very gimmicky. Hard for admins to deal with them when they get stacked and that adds to the cons.
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                • Dec 17, 2007
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                  Agreed, they really were just something extra that can be done without. Not to mention some ppl came up with some sick ass, weirdo shit and i'm not even talking about Oxa lol. Not to mention, all those losers with CP sprays, SMDH. But I honestly have not missed them at all.
                • Sep 7, 2010
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                  If it is possible to enable sprays again while maintaining server stability, then it should be done.

                  There are a lot of logical opinions as to why sprays are an annoyance or unnecessary. While these opinions have merit, I feel they are flawed. Sprays are not inherently pornographic or obnoxious - they are a piece of the server's culture. ~20 minutes per map, ~5 minutes per match, the sprays continuously move, signaling to whoever comes afterwards who was there before. Spraying a tiny dick caked with shit on the wall is not just a vomit inducing portrayal of a disturbed mind... but a calling card. "I was here world, and this is the garbage is have left behind". I think that is a hilarious beauty and something that should be suffered along with the simple spray of a name placed on a white background. Culture is a defining piece of a community, and with sprays it is emboldened.

                  Monotony of a map always creeps in, which is totally independent of the culture of the server. The usage of sprays continuously offers dynamic observational opportunities in the downtime between hunting for a human to stab, or while sitting in the same damn spot for five minutes while the only sensory input you have is distant gunshots. I do not enjoy looking at the same textures over and over again... if i feel that sensation I will play a different game/server.

                  We already have the plugins to opt-out, so that should not be an issue.
                  I really liked Joshy's suggestion as a middle-ground.
                  First sentence.
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                  • Dec 17, 2007
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                    Funny, but wouldn't be allowed.
                  • Sep 7, 2010
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                    This isn't the topic of the thread though.
                    adinsx, Aug 29, 2020 Last edited by adinsx, Aug 29, 2020
                  • Apr 24, 2012
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                    I just thought we could give the sprays a try again. If we can't that's fine, thanks for everyone weighing in and giving different options to see if there was a fix.
                  • Feb 10, 2017
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                    Well, it's a job u have to do when you purchase admin to moderate the server..

                    Community "leaders" should really take into consideration about their population's ideas and opinions before easily shutting everything down. There's a lot that this community could do but so little is done. Which is why a lot of people (myself included) have left and moved on to other communities or other games in general. The only reason I really only get on so I can play MG with friends or fuck around on zm for like 15 minutes.

                    I'm not saying "Let's bring porn sprays back!". But take into account what your community wants since it is already on it's deathbed.

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                    • Sep 7, 2010
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                      Is it true that other servers can maintain spray use without crash?
                      adinsx, Sep 2, 2020 Last edited by adinsx, Sep 3, 2020
                    • Apr 9, 2007
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                      No man, it takes someone with a text editor to get around it. It's not the server that crashes, it's the clients.
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