What happened to OC? - CLOSED Carnage?!


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  1. What a shitshow... there's no way to tell this story without giving a lot of credit to whoever began DDoSing the forum, back in April of '22, but that was only the beginning of the drama that got us to this point. I unfortunately wasn't able to speak candidly about most of the events since the beginning of the attacks, but that's no longer an issue, so this thread will serve as the explainer. For those that don't want to read the drama dump that follows, the short of our current status is that the site is back and there are no plans to abandon it. However given the decline of forums in general, and due to the loss of trust that inevitably followed the long period of outage, loss of community data, and lack of transparency provided by myself, Open Carnage is not returning as a "live" site. OC is in a read-only state for the most part. For the next few months or so, existing members can edit their content if they wish to provide any updates that were lost. Anything on OC after April 18th of 2022 is otherwise gone. Discord Server Our Discord server has never been known for its modding discussions. It's served as a general chatroom for the long-time members of the OC community, and made it easy for anyone to keep up to date on new community content. That latter utility is effectively gone with the closing of the forum, and just about any subject for a Discord server can still keep friends together. So what's next? I don't know, but we'll probably try doing something new with it. I'll talk with you guys there!
  2. Nice! I could've used this on Ice Floe.
  3. What are you guys currently playing? Borderlands 2 has completely absorbed me for the past few days, it's been a while since I've really gamed so I'm enjoying it.
  4. Here's some of the cherry-picked content I've released for Halo that I'm most satisfied with: Tutorials Maps Assets
  5. Thanks for sharing this! Have you considered working with UE5? I don't know about UE3, but UE4 content works seamlessly with the new engine. I just mention UE5 because it has an amazing new library of assets, which could be helpful for a one-man operation.
  6. Submissions are always open, however periods are partitioned by month. Voting topics go up for 5 days at the start of each month. Submission Rules You may only submit one screenshot, and it must be your own. Your screenshot cannot have been edited. Breaking these rules will bar you from all future competitions. Prize 3 tickets for the Monthly Raffle. Hall of Fame
  7. The Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8/X9 backlit mechanical keyboard features an individual color LED on each key switch across the board with full USB NKey rollover. The Nighthawk by MaxKeyboard is a high-end gaming keyboard featuring all mechanical Cherry MX switches with individual back-lighting in a range of colors. The advantage of mechanical keys over traditional rubber-dome is the reliability, endurance, and tactile response. However the drawback is price, and the fact that they aren't water resistant like rubber-dome keyboards are. The only difference between the X8 and X9 models is the type of switches they use, with the X8 on Blue switches and X9 on Red. The difference between the switches Cherry MX Blue: "Blue switches are considered to be the best switch for typing because they have a 'clicky' tactile bump when the activation point is hit. While many people prefer them for gaming, it is not as easy to double tap as other switches since the release point is above the actuation point. The standard 'clicky' versions of Das Keyboards utilize Cherry MX Blue switches." Cherry MX Red: "Red switches are similar to the Cherry MX Blacks in that they are both categorized as linear, non-tactile. This means that their feel remains constant through each up-down key stroke. Where they differ from the Cherry MX Black switches is in their resistance; they require less force to actuate. The result is a feel that most perceive as 'smoother' and 'faster', making them especially popular among gaming enthusiasts." Pros High quality build with a sleek look. Good variable back-lighting, which is rare among mechanical keyboards. Minimal cabling while maintaining extra connectivity features such as USB and audio. Cons The few macro and feature keys require a function key for usage. Keys will occasionally "stick", repeating till they're depressed a second time, but this is a software issue.
  8. Wife made a ton of Pad Thai.
  9. Keyboard: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HR74WV4/
  10. Share what you've recently purchased! I just ordered a replacement headset from Newegg because I've been stuck using my cam mic for a while, and now that I have my laptop back I could use a second output device. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826158082
  11. This has just now begun dying. Its connectivity to the computer keeps resetting multiple times a day, causing random outages of around 3 seconds where I cannot use it. Almost 10 years isn't bad, but not as long as I expected! Anyone have a suggestion for a new mechanical keyboard?
  12. Ah, gotcha. =]
  13. The doppler effect is only found when the velocity between point of measurement and the emitter are different. In this case, they're not different, so that's not accurate.
  14. I'm enjoying the cold air while it lasts, knowing that summer always shows up way too quickly, and I never miss it. How's it going where you are?
  15. Happy Birthday!!
  16. Your profiles now have a field on them for any threads/posts you want to share on OC, such as a project you're most proud of or are currently working on. Anyone that sets a url in this field will have a badge linking to it beside each of their posts, like you can see beside mine right now.
  17. Try it. =p
  18. Damn, you've been mapping in MCC now too??
  19. Let's get this party started!
  20. I'm happy to announce that our image processor for saving avatars has been substantially upgraded, and also that maximum file sizes have also been increased to 128KB to 1MB. This means: Images cropped via the GUI no longer produce fuzzy results. Most images don't need to be downscaled before uploading. Larger resolution gifs will now retain their animation after crop!
  21. Avatars have been made even clearer now with the help of @Kavawuvi! The thumbnails generated for post avatars were 240x240, however they're being displayed at 150x150. Resizing of images is most cleanly done when divided by an integer, so this has now been changed to 300x300. I've reprocessed the avatars of those of you that re-uploaded last time, so ya'll are good to go!
  22. It's not a rule; just an easy way to earn a ticket.