Welcome to the Warp Zone

Sometimes, you just have to go back a bit to when things were a bit easier. Unfortunately for us, it was still just as insufferable as it was today.

Introducing the Warp Zone , an event that won't make you miss the past because sometimes the new thing is better. Shocker, I know.
Check it out at https://redsun.tf/warpzone but be quick, as the event will end on the 17th of March at 23:59 UTC .

Now go away and have fun, a concept that's as foreign as files and folders to modern day phone and tablet users.

Keep your eyes out in the coming hours/days/weeks/whenever for a second announcement. It's important, I promise.

Planned Maintenance - 2024-02-14 to 2024-02-16

The following services will be unavailable between the dates of 2024-04-14 19:00 UTC to 2024-02-16 19:00 UTC:

  • Red Sun Loadout
  • Game Servers

This is for final preparation ahead of an event release.

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Remember when things were fun? Listen, and insert a quarter. Believe hard enough and some fun will appear.


alcoholic ramblings over the year of 2023: schizophrenia edition

As I type this, I've just lost count of how deep I am into my annual booze trip and Top Gear marathon. Oh well.

If you log into the Red Sun website today (Dec 25 UTC time) you'll get one free crate redemption token. Use it, and open a free crate. Or don't. I forget if you can even trade them, that's how long it's been.

2023 was an uncertain year, and really not a year I'd be fond of repeating.
Yes, I did have free time. More than I needed, because of what I can only describe as in-house nepotism at my last job leading to a rather long draught of money and a rather large surplus of time.

I haven't had all that much time to actually play games, though. Job hunting, work itself, and various other miscellaneous stuff really does eat through time when you're doing stuff.

Red Sun had the Eggo-location event around easter time, back when I was off relaxing at insomnia70. Fun times. People hunted for eggs and redeemed for prizes. Turns out, that was quite well received and something I wanted to do again because it led to a much less stressful environment for everyone involved. It's something I want to do again because nice and easy. If it works of course...

I was also down in person at Hugs 2023 this year as technical support. Granted, I asked not to have my name included in the credits and kept well out of the way of cameras, but if you look hard in the pictures you'll see my desk with various views of the internal workings of the whole operation. Interesting, if you like that sort of thing. But most people don't, which is fine too.

The annual gather-up at insomnia71 this year I think was the largest one I've done so far, with over 40(?) people over two hotels done at nearly the last second, along with a free room upgrade to the best room in the hotel and a pretty good room party (minus the noise complaint and the hour or so I spent cleaning shit because the elevators were down. If you know, you know.)
Insomnia71 was also where I had the reins for No Bright Shadows, doing the logistics for their first game showcase.
While due to a severe case of being a broke-ass bitch I couldn't fly out to DreamHack Atlanta to help there, I am happy for them getting 3rd in Best Production there. Good job. Maybe I'll be less of a broke-ass bitch come next year? Who knows?

As for what's coming up:

  • I'm still working on the "project" as I'm calling it. I'm waiting for a video to go live from a certain person before announcing anything, as this is what's been agreed between all parties involved. Can't say anything before then.
  • Red Sun will be 9 years old in March 2024. That's... very strange to think about.
  • I'm going to start organising for insomnia73 in August of 2024 (hopefully). More info as that comes available, but ideally if you just want a small group, I might do something for insomnia72 in March (which I'm also going to.) Contact info at the bottom of this post for the zero (0) people interested.
  • who knows lmao, probably mikusch overthrows me completely and this becomes the cult of worshipping the germans or some shit i dunno lole

but anyway, throw me an email at [email protected] or say below if you want to add me on Steam because I keep my profile private. I'll try and add people and speak on this very rare occasion, but depends how far in I am to the stash.

but anyway
have a christmas
now I go back to my turbo alcoholic shitposting

real burnout hours (a quick update)

Evening all.

Still alive, still writing godawful bash scripts at work every day, and still dying from insomnia and high functioning alcoholism. Not dead yet, although a lot of you probably want me to be.

The project that I've been working on ideally should be announced around Christmas or New Year's, hopefully. Depends on when the news is ready to break.
I'm still also writing up the mandatory annual look-back post I tend to do that no one reads.

See ya.

please donate to the servers, if you go over the goal I have a surprise in store for the final week of December

a quick update, maybe

Hello everyone, sorry for lack of any news on updates, or anything really. Feel I should at least let people know I'm still around and not dead yet.

Life's been set to full maximum difficulty mode for me all of a sudden: surprise bills, massive projects at work, projects for Red Sun and being bedridden for a week and a bit all in a very short timeframe. It's enough to make you forget about everything and just focus on what's in front of you, and that's what happened. It is quite easy to forget about things when you're stuck in bed coughing your lungs up for over a week.

I'm alive, though. Fortunately or unfortunately. Sleep schedule still in the garbage. I have been working towards a very large project that, as of now, I still can't say anything about. Given everything goes well, you should hear more in the not too distant future.

For what it's worth, a close friend has filled me in on most of the stuff I've missed while I've been wageslaving non-stop and stuck in bed. It's hard to put my thoughts into words beyond this so I'll maybe come back to this once I'm back to normal.

The usual email is open at [email protected] if you have questions about anything or just want to say something nice. I do check that mailbox fairly regularly, so I will see your message if you choose to leave one.
Other than that I need to sleep, and take my time finding my footing again. I have a lot to do, so it'll be a while before I'm back to normal.

See ya.

No more janitors for now (also: privacy policy updated)

The unlucky few new janitors are already hard at work mopping the floors, so we have closed applications for now. When will they reopen? Who knows?

And now for the "who fucking cares?" bit: Privacy policy update for some shit that never went live and NO ONE FUCKING TOLD ME: https://redsun.tf/privacy-policy/

I need a drink.

Janitorial pay has doubled (i.e. moderator positions are available)

Forum thread: https://forum.redsun.tf/threads/janitorial-pay-has-doubled-i-e-moderator-positions-are-available.4293/

...to the extremely high value of zero dollars and zero cents.

Do you want to partake in this extremely high paycheck as well?
Do you want to CLEAN IT UP, JANNY ?
Do you enjoy consuming Hot Pockets (or other janny-preferred foods)?

If so, you might be interested in CLEANING IT UP and having your very own delusions of grandeur in a decades old videogame community.

Apply here: https://forum.redsun.tf/forums/staff-applications.19/

Asset pack updated (again)

Old asset pack has some outdated stuff that doesn't look too nice in some gamemodes. I've since updated this since we've also moved over to a newer fast download system.

Click here to download the new asset pack and extract it into your /tf/downloads/ folder.
Maps are not included because that would make this download a lot larger.
Go away now.

Additional market listings for donators

Have you ever wished for more than 30 market listings? Well, you’re in luck!

Donators now have access to additional slots on the item market . For every 2 donator levels, you’ll receive 1 extra slot that can be used for either a classified listing or a buy order.

To see your maximum listings, head over to the donation page at: https://redsun.tf/donations

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