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XonPickup’s database examined

Did you ever wonder which would be the best time to join #xonotic.pickup for a match? We’ll answer this question and more in the following article about the activity of the pickup community. The first diagram shows 2,519 pickup games played by 324 unique players, which have been tracked by the XonPickup bot since 24th July 2012. 2012 and 2017 look quite low because we don’t have the data for the whole year.

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Xonotic 0.8.2 Release

Avoid the April foolery with some fast-paced fragging: Xonotic 0.8.2 is available today! Comprised of over a year’s worth of effort, this one packs quite a shotgun slap. There’s vehicle improvements, a quick menu, minigames, and several new weapon models to mention just a few things. Grab yourself a copy using the information below, then read on for more details of the changes before you bunny hop into the fray. Download information: Download via HTTP Download via torrent MD5: 1bd46c1fb79aae42bb13e74f5a0ff46e Package size: 946M Already have Xonotic on your machine?

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2016 By The Numbers

With 2016 in the bag, I thought it would be fun to explore all the data that was recorded in the Xonotic world during the calendar year. For this I turned to XonStat’s underlying database XonStatDB. Armed with the Pandas and Matplotlib libraries for Python, some interesting visuals appeared! First up, let’s look at the number of games throughout the year: It’s interesting to see that the winter months hold the most amount of games!

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World Cup Interview - Smilecythe

Onwards with the interviews! This time I’m talking with Smilecythe, the current top dueler in the world. We talk a little about everything, including his affinity for finding Waldo (or is that Waldi? Who knows!). I must apologize for the curt finish of this one, as Smile’s mic went to Whackity Wicktown and didn’t want to come back. Listen to the chat here or download the file directly by saving the link.

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World Cup Interview - Islinn

Let the interviews continue! This time around I’m talking with Islinn, formerly known as Asgar. We talk about his entry into the dueling world and the different ways that he’s improved over time. We also discuss some high level tactics for the upcoming world cup. Listen to us chat away here or download the file directly by saving the link. Enjoy, and happy fragging!

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World Cup Interview - kojn

These interviews seem to be pretty popular, so let’s continue the tide with some more! The interview this time is kojn, who opens up to me about his duel strategies and his preparation for the upcoming world cup. Listen to us chat away here or download the file directly by saving the link. Until next time…happy fragging!

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World Cup Interview - SPLAT

What’s that, you say? You wanted more interviews? Well, I suppose I can oblige! Here’s the latest and greatest: a conversation with North American dueler SPLAT. Like last time, we discuss the state of Xonotic and the upcoming world cup. Listen to us waxing philosophical here or download the file directly by saving the link. Cheers!

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World Cup Interview - Mirio

This blog post is going to be rather short and sweet, but thankfully it is for a reason! I recently sat down to talk with Mirio about a bunch of things regarding the state of Xonotic and the upcoming world cup (note: there is still time to sign up or donate!). Fortunately I hit the “record” button so you can download our conversation here or listen to it online. Enjoy!

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That Pesky Armor on Hub

If you’ve played Aerowalk (hub), you know the mega-armor jump, and chances are you’ve been frustrated by it! Expert hub player Smilecythe is here to help. He recently shared the following video of all the different ways to get to that pesky armor: Simply amazing. Well done and thank you, Smiley!

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Xonotic 0.8.1 Video Overview

For those of you wanting to see a video of some choice features in the 0.8.1 release, I present to you this overview: Some things are just better seen than read. I hope you enjoy seeing this one!

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