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  1. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Announcing Reflex Monthly Cup EU#5 The date for the fifth rotation of the European cups is finalized! Start Time : Sunday, May 20th, 2018, 05:00 PM CEST (UTC+2) Stream : https://www.twitch.tv/deftv Bracket : https://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCEU5 Sign-up : https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/R6rNgTowpd Communication : https://discordapp.com/invite/CepJUfS Prizepool: https://matcherino.com/tournaments/10701 We hope to see all of you on tournament day! Please consider donating to the prizepool or volunteering for one of the following positions: - Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms - 2 to 4 additional tournament admins, especially those who can be available at NA cup times - Streamer for NA cup #5 on Sunday, April 29th If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan on discord. Thanks!
  2. Custom Ruleset 2

    All 5 tournaments have been successfully hosted ! Congratulations to the winners, thank you to admins, streamers, donators and supporters ! More details can be found here : https://reflex.fun/rmc During the tournaments, feedback was collected it appeared that some changes were still needed. The following changes have been applied to the CR2 ruleset : - Rocket ammo has been increased from 4/8/16 to 5/10/20 (Box/Wep/Max) - The CR2_team ruleset has been synced with the CR2 ruleset, it appeared ammo changes did not prove useful, there is now only a single ruleset. Official CR2 servers (https://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers) have all been updated, we encourage everyone to make the CR2 ruleset available on their server using the official config file : http://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2.cfg
  3. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Reflex Monthly Cups NA#5, Map Pool Changes, Rule Changes, and CR2 Changes Announcing Reflex Monthly Cup NA#5 The date for the fifth rotation of the North American cups is finalized! Start Time : Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 02:00 PM EST (UTC-5) Stream : TBA, please message @DazedSpartan#3488 if interested Bracket : https://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA5 Sign-up : https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/xsoKq8mnn2 Communication : https://discord.gg/CepJUfS Prizepool : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/10617 Thank you to donators and we hope to see you all on tournament day! Changes to RMC After 4 complete rotations, we have decided to make some changes to various aspects of RMC including map pool, map selection, server selection, and ruleset. All following changes are effective immediately: Map Pool Abandoned Shelter (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=608404670) will replace Ruin (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=595872330) Map Selection System : The following map picking system will now be used : - Use the 'roll' command in console to determine which player drops first. (The player with the highest roll is the roll Winner) W: Roll winner L: Roll loser - BO3 : Pick(W)-Pick(L)-Drop(W)-Drop(L) - The remaining map is the tiebreaker map (Maps are played in order of picks). - BO1 : Drop(L)-Drop(W)-Drop(W)-Drop(L) - The remaining map after drops is the map to be played. https://reflex.fun/rmc_rules#MapSelectionSystem This Pick-Pick system rather than Drop-Drop system will lead to more variety and force players to practice the entire pool as there is a risk of the opponent forcing any map. Cross Region Server Selection Rules : - EU Editions : EU_player vs NA_player matches are played on a London (UK) server. If the EU player's ping is higher than 80ms on the London (UK) server, a Frankfurt (DE) server is used. - NA editions : NA_player vs EU_player matches are played on a New Jersey (East) server. If the NA player's ping is higher than 80ms on the New Jersey (East) server, a Chicago (Central) server is used. - Manipulating/Inflating ping to mislead admins will result in a disqualification from the tournament. https://reflex.fun/rmc_rules#Servers This rule change will help west NA players have a greater advantage when playing against an EU player in an NA edition. CR2 Ruleset changes : The latest CR2 ruleset changes will be used in future RMC events : - Rocket ammo has been increased from 4/8/16 to 5/10/20 (Box/Wep/Max) - The CR2_team ruleset has been synced with the CR2 ruleset, it appeared ammo changes did not prove useful, there is now only a single ruleset. Thank you for supporting competitive Reflex and see you at RMC NA#5 on April 29th!
  4. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Reflex Monthly Cup EU#4 Results Reflex Monthly Cups EU#4 has been concluded! Thank you to the players, RMC staff, and everyone who came to watch. Special thanks to def for streaming and stepping in to cast almost all of the cup (and doing a great job). Congratulations to Ramagan for another victory, continuing his reign in EU with a decisive victory over Vigur in the grand finals. : Ramagan : Vigur : LKO See you all next time. Final Bracket : https://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCEU4 Complete Broadcast : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CT7xzfGZg4&feature=youtu.be Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/c7t9oa0rqr0qb4o/RMCEU4_replays.zip?dl=0 Donations are open for the upcoming monthly cup : RMC NA#5 : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/10617 Thank you for supporting competitive Reflex!
  5. Reflex Monthly Cups

    CR2 Cups Results Reflex Monthly Cups hosted three tournaments last Sunday to showcase the finalized CR2 ruleset. They all differed from events that RMC has hosted in the past. The first was an AU duel cup, the second was a JP duel cup, and the third was a 2v2 cup. Thank you to everyone who came to watch, the players, and especially the broadcasters and RMC staff who worked to host all these tournaments on the same day. See you all next time! CR2 AU Cup Results : Dacca : Cat_Smoker : Oldmatesc Final Bracket : https://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/CR2_AU Complete Broadcast : https://youtu.be/GJ7ab5_O268 Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/ru76d43d673hflq/CR2_AU_replays.zip?dl=0 Payouts : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9943/payouts CR2 JP Cup Results : Chortas : shoushink : Alvajp Final Bracket : https://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/CR2_JP Complete Broadcast : https://youtu.be/_5TfXTJQbqc Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/tkydqjjn20rtxqu/CR2_JP_replays.zip?dl=0 Payouts : https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9942/payouts CR2 2v2 Cup Results : kimi+lako winner squad (Kimi + LKO) : bigdoinks (dev_ + Gala) Final Bracket : https://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/CR2_2v2 Complete Broadcast : https://youtu.be/w-pVpqCwwzg Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/gr9iquuqn4230zg/CR2_2v2_replays.zip?dl=0 Upcoming Events : https://reflex.fun Thank you for supporting competitive Reflex!
  6. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Reflex Monthly Cup NA#4 Results The fourth NA Reflex Monthly Cup was concluded on Sunday! Thank you to everyone who came to watch, to the players, and to the Reflex Monthly Cups staff for another great tournament. Special thanks to Pan1c from the CPMA community for cocasting. Congratulations to Vigur, who came out ahead of Hoyt in a surprising turn of events on 118 ping! This marks the first time that Hoyt has not come 1st in NA RMC, and the first time a player has won a cup outside of their region. Impressive from Vigur! : Vigur : Hoyt : Sharqosity See you all next time. Final Bracket : https://reflexmonthlycups.challonge.com/RMCNA4 Complete Broadcast : https://youtu.be/uAL6FHNH_ik Replays : https://www.dropbox.com/s/jme7hezio0g9dev/RMCNA4_replays.zip?dl=0 Payouts: https://matcherino.com/tournaments/9839/payouts Upcoming Events : https://reflex.fun Thank you for supporting competitive Reflex! Reflex Monthly Cups is looking for more volunteers! - Another Public Relations member who can advertise the cups on discord and other sites and platforms - 2 to 4 additional tournament admins - Someone with videomaking skills to join the highlights video team - A newswriter who can write pre and post cup summaries If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact @DazedSpartan#3488 on discord. Thanks!
  7. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Reflex Monthly Cups Player Profiles (NA) : DazedSpartan RMC NA#1 - 2nd Place Player Profiles is a fun project that allows us to learn a little bit about our fellow competitors. These interviews give an interesting look at the best duelers competing in Reflex Monthly Cups. DazedSpartan 1. Could you share a little about yourself? (Gaming background, IRL hobbies, job/studies, etc.?) The first real game I played was Call of Duty world at war on the wii when it came out (you may not like it, but that is what peak fps looks like). I played a little Halo 1 on the PC around this time on little kid modded servers and then moved back to console when I got an xbox 360 for christmas. I played probably 3000 hours of xbox Call of Duty, all the games from world at war until Modern Warfare 3 in 2011-2012 which was the last time I played console. Not relevant to fps but I played a lot of Runescape from 2007 until 2011. I got more into PC games and hopped between Combat Arms (bad game but this was the first PC fps that I played a ton), Battlefield 3, tf2, starcraft 2, and a lot of singleplayer games but had no commitment to get good at a game. Mass Effect 2 was/is my favorite singleplayer game. I was pretty good at everything except TF2 and I was especially bad at starcraft. I began having unrelated hand issues and looked for a game that required fewer clicks. I tried League of Legends early on (around Vayne release I believe) and got hooked totally. This is funny looking back since this game is actually very click intensive. I played primarily League of Legends since Season 1 for almost 5 years. I got to Diamond 1 high LP before master tier existed, which I was/am proud of since so many people played. I played AD Nidalee top, Twisted Fate mid, and Lee Sin/Jarvan jungle during this time if anyone is wondering. After that I continued to play for years but just got really bad and tilted. The game itself also slowly changed to a game that was not fun for me but I was too invested to leave and it caused me a lot of stress honestly because I hated it but continued to play because I could never find a replacement game. It wasn't one game that pulled me out of League of Legends, instead it was a combination of a ton of games that I all enjoyed more. Tribes Ascend, Nosgoth, Old School Runescape, Call of Duty 4 and 5 on PC, Overwatch beta, Path of Exile, Terraria, Hearthstone, Age of Empires 2, and many single player games. And then in Doom 2016 I beat the singleplayer and loved it and looked online about the multiplayer. I stumbled on a bunch of elitist sounding kids complaining about the multiplayer not being “real” afps. So then I saw rapha vs evil quakecon finals, and from there I was split whether to buy Reflex or QL, since they are both 10 dollars, but I ended up getting Reflex and now I’m one of the elitist kids. In real life I am studying medical science at UT and currently preparing for the MCAT. I do wheel to wheel racing in a competitive sprint series and sometimes endurance team racing in amateur orgs like WRL/Chump/Lemons. I love cars and I also enjoy mountain biking and working out with friends. I thought it would never happen but I feel like I am transitioning away from videogames in my life. 2. What's the story behind your in-game nickname? The truth is in around 2009 I saw a guy who looked really cool in runescape who had an ags and full void running around at castle wars entrance so I stole his name. 3. How long have you been playing Reflex? (Hours according to steam? First played when?) According to steam, I have 1200 hours. I first played September of 2016. 4. What do you think defines your playstyle? Your strengths and weaknesses? I think I am consistent in my decision making in each situation and usually take good options. I think I am too mechanically slow and my comfort with unusual or messy situations is really low, especially because of relatively weak aim. 5. What are your settings (dpi, sensitivity, resolution, fov) and hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor)? I play on a 640*480 15 inch CRT running at 160 Hz. I got the CRT 4 months ago or so and it is definitely an improvement even though it is small and not a very good one. I use 750 dpi with 4.8 in game sensitivity for 44 cm/360. I play on 90 fov. I use the Logitech G203 mouse and would highly recommend it, it’s cheap and better than almost everything. I use a rosewill keyboard. And I use the steelseries desk sized mousepad but I don’t put my keyboard on it, so I can extend my mouse arm all the way straight and still be on mousepad. 6. If you could add/change only 1 thing in Reflex, what would it be? I would improve the dev team so they had a good vision for the game and could devote more time to give Reflex the amount of development it deserves. Need a very passionate dev team to spread the feeling to the community so more content is created and more people invest time in improving it. 7. Why do you think Reflex isn't more popular? Reflex does nothing to insulate anyone from their skill level. In pubg you only see evidence that you are bad once every 20 minutes+, and it’s mixed in with small successes here and there like looting or almost shooting someone who didn’t see you. So your brain justifies the badness or forgets about it. Reflex gives no hope like this and if you are weaker than the opponent you are reminded every few seconds for the whole match. The worst or best part is that there is also no excuse, the game is 1v1 and not much is left to chance. This makes it a great and rewarding platform for developing a skill, and that’s one of the best things about the game. However, to devote such time and effort, a reason needs to exist for players. A sense of caring and mattering needs to spread through the community and beyond to attract competitively minded players because we need a reason to justify putting in such effort. But when the future of the game is uncertain from a development perspective and a lot of people don’t care or are just destructive it’s tough to spark the “mattering” that Reflex needs. There needs to be a reason to play, like a drive to compete, for duel to grow because it’s not fun to just play around and be bad at Reflex. 8. Do you have any advice for new players? The game is mostly mental, in the back of your head you always know when you are learning the game that there are no shortcuts and improving is just playing/analyzing about the game a lot. It really comes down to not quitting. One thing I see a lot are people starting to complain just to complain (I complained just to complain a whole lot when I was learning) or to get attention but after a while they start to believe what they say and can’t improve passed the wall they have created, especially because it’s always easier just to make excuses and not improve. You hear dumb things from some people when you are learning and maybe you will focus on the wrong things at first but the truth is that you need to be fairly strong at all aspects of the game to be a high level. Imo focusing on movement a lot as a new player is overrated and it’s only focused on because it’s an easy and obvious thing to teach. Being good is all about building patterns, you shouldn’t be thinking in a duel or analyzing any situation during the game ideally. You should just recognize the good options and pick one. You learn what the good options are by making mental notes of mistakes or things you see good players doing, then when you are in that situation just do the same thing. Then pick up speed from there. This just comes from playing a lot and thinking about the game outside of it. 9. Are there any specific Reflex players you enjoy spectating or playing against? Any rivals? I like playing Kalameet because we just play duels back to back for a long time and don’t talk during it. He plays in a consistent strong style and because of that consistency it’s easy to try individual things and see the result and learn. I don’t like playing against people who do stupid things and get away with it and pretend it was good. 10. Could you, in a few words, tell us what you think of the strengths/weaknesses of each of these players: Xytaglyph, Sol, Soh, Hoyt, DazedSpartan? It’s hard critiquing other players since I have barely played in ages and I'm bad now but I’ll pretend it was months ago- Hoyt: Hoyt has very good dm and sense of positioning and has built his item control up to a high level also. He can be hard to predict and puts out a lot of damage and pressure all the time, especially in scramble situations where he has nothing to lose he can come out way ahead. He’s very hard to keep in control against because of his damage and strong dodging just wears down resources until he takes a risk and wins the fight. He is also very comfortable in mechanics based situations. Soh: Good mechanics, good at abusing opponent weaknesses, not afraid to try things in duels. Likes to pretend he’s not trying or doesn’t care and that’s weird. Ezormer: Strong rockets and wants to fight all the time. Improves greatly in tournaments because he is even more surprising. His in control play is fast and hard to deal with, but his out of control play is not up to the same level. Xytaglyph: I haven’t played him as much. I think he has a very good sense of the game and plays at a high level but doesn’t practice enough (not fast enough in decisions) and sometimes makes a play that might be the right play but just too committed/invested to it, then when it goes wrong he can say it was the right play and went wrong because of something else, which is true, but it went wrong so it doesn’t matter and it’s just self-limiting. Sol: He has improved fast at the game. He has high level mechanics/dm since he comes from TF2. He has been able to improve his decision making and play otherwise and it has put him up to a decent level in an impressively short amount of time. 11. Are there any non-Reflex players you'd like to see starting playing Reflex? Just more competitively minded players from other games. I don’t care much about any individual well known afps players playing the game, but more of them playing it would bring in more players which would be nice. 12. What do you think of the Reflex Monthly Cups so far? Anything that could be improved on? RMC is a very well done platform but needs an improved surrounding atmosphere for it to really thrive because people need to care more in general for a healthy competitive scene to grow. In the short term, RMC needs more staff. 13. What melee/player cosmetics are you currently rocking? I am using the spartan head with the pipe. 14. Favorite "frag" or "defrag" movie(s)? Offclassery mastery - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ4oWR7LVGI Pizza time by Sharqosity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpuveN_uXfc 15. ESREALITY: Cancer or benefit to all mankind? PlusForward (>,<,=) ESReality? No opinion on which is better because I haven’t used either much, but plusforward looks better and ESR could use a visual overhaul I think. 16. Anything else you'd like to share? Shoutouts or whatever you want. Here is a picture of me at an amateur race event a few years ago Thank you to DazedSpartan for participating in RMC NA Player Profiles and good luck to him in future cups. More RMC NA Player Profiles to come.
  8. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Reflex Monthly Cups 3rd Editions Highlights video created by lolograde! Upcoming Events : https://reflex.fun
  9. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Custom Ruleset 2 Tournaments are here! Now that Custom Ruleset 2 has been finalized, Reflex Monthly Cups events can resume! Following the Custom Ruleset 2 timeline, RMC is hosting additional events in early April. For the first time, in addition to RMC NA#4 and EU#4, duel cups in AU and JP and a 2v2 cup are being held! Upcoming Events Info: https://reflex.fun See you there.
  10. Custom Ruleset 2

    Custom Ruleset 2 has been finalized! Custom Ruleset 2 has been finalized, and the CR2 tournaments are here! The goal of Custom Ruleset 2 was to improve the current competitive ruleset by refining balance. After thousands of games on the current ruleset (CR1), some problems with the ruleset became apparent. Issues with the current competitive ruleset were also gathered through the custom ruleset 2 tester starting form. This in depth poll received 29 responses on the direction the ruleset should move. Some noteworthy results include : Most responders had a positive view of the the current competitive ruleset (CR1) More than half of the responders felt that some weapons were too easy to hit in CR1. Among this majority, 88% said the ion cannon was too easy to hit A significant percentage of responders felt that the current competitive ruleset discouraged aggressive play Custom Ruleset 2 has specifically addressed these issues, primarily by making major weapons harder to hit and tweaking the other weapons accordingly to retain balanced tiering. CR2 Changelog: https://reflex.fun/cr2#Changelog CR2 Config File : https://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2.cfg A teammode ruleset was developed along with the main duel ruleset which is the same except for ammo (Box = Weapon pickup). CR2 Teammode Config File : https://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2_team.cfg Testing began on February 15th, and since then, engagement from players has helped guide the ruleset to its final state. CR2 has remained true to its original goal. It has refined the current gameplay with a totally open environment for testing and feedback. Positive improvements have been made throughout the testing process due to community support and meaningful engagement from many different skill levels and viewpoints. Thank you to all involved. You can continue to play on the CR2 ruleset using the config file or on official CR2 servers. Official CR2 Servers : https://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers Custom Ruleset 2 main page : https://reflex.fun/cr2 A complete log of changes made during CR2 testing: https://github.com/custom-ruleset/custom_ruleset2/commits/master Following the Custom Ruleset 2 timeline, we are hosting additional events in early April. For the first time, in addition to RMC NA#4 and EU#4, duel cups in AU and JP and a 2v2 cup are being held! Upcoming Events Info: https://reflex.fun
  11. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Reflex Monthly Cups Player Profiles (NA) : Xytaglyph RMC NA#3 - 3rd Place Player Profiles is a fun project that allows us to learn a little bit about our fellow competitors. These interviews give an interesting look at the best duelers competing in Reflex Monthly Cups. Xytaglyph 1. Could you share a little about yourself? (Gaming background, IRL hobbies, job/studies, etc.?) I am currently a Physics undergrad and I'm in the Army National Guard, aside from playing Reflex I enjoy shooting, mountain biking, and studying Korean language. I am from Augusta, Georgia but I currently live in Seattle, Washington. 2. What's the story behind your in-game nickname? My nick I made up on the fly, I just wanted something unique and involving the letter X, so I came up with this and it stuck 3. How long have you been playing Reflex? (Hours according to steam? First played when?) I have been playing reflex since December of 2014 and have about 2080 hours at the time of writing this 4. What do you think defines your playstyle? Your strengths and weaknesses? My playstyle is somewhat weird, I don't think I am an aimer but I tend to play very positionally out of control and I like to use stack advantage to make very aggressive plays when in control. I know that I still make a lot of timing errors and take some really stupid risks when in-control that often result in me losing the game. 5. What are your settings (dpi, sensitivity, resolution, fov) and hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor)? 800 dpi @ 6.649704 sens (30cm / 360), 2560x1440 all graphics Low except Effect detail (on Medium) and Antialiasing (on SMAA Ultra). I use a Zowie EC1-A for mouse, and a Benq XL2730z at 144hz 6. If you could add/change only 1 thing in Reflex, what would it be? I would increase the size of the community, but if we are only talking about the game itself then I'd change the ruleset to Sushi for sure. 7. Why do you think Reflex isn't more popular? The simple answer is that the game is just too hard, and 1v1s carry too much individual responsibility for casual gamers. 8. Do you have any advice for new players? My advice for new players is to just keep playing, and play a lot. This game requires a lot of time to become skilled at, and its not going to come for free. Becoming good at Reflex has honestly been one of the most personally rewarding experiences in my life, it is definitely worth it in my opinion. 9. Are there any players you enjoy spectating or playing against? Any rivals? I enjoy watching EU players play simply because the meta game they have is very different from NA, its like watching a different game truly. As far as playing goes, I probably enjoy playing Hoyt and Soh the most, they present a significant challenge and always create a learning environment for me where all aspects of my skill are put to the test, not just some. 10. Could you, in a few words, tell us what you think of the strengths/weaknesses of each of these players: Soh, Hoyt, DazedSpartan, Sol and Ezormer? Hoyt is very strong at the moment, both his strength and weakness are his aim. He relies heavily upon it so when he has an off day, he can have a difficult time playing. Soh is also a very strong opponent, his strength lies in mechanics and movement and his weakness is probably decision-making when playing in-control specifically. Ezormer I havent really played much in the past few months so I can't intelligently comment on him. Dazed is a very mechanics based player, but his aim can really hold him back at times. Sol is a very strong aimer as well, similar to hoyt, but he lacks the experience that other players have, if he practices more he will be a top contender for sure. 11. Are there any non-Reflex players you'd like to see starting playing Reflex? I mean, I think all of us would like to see players like vo0 and gellehsak play reflex but its not where the money is unfortunately. If I could pick one player I'd probably have to say vo0 though, just because he is such a legend in many games, and if he was around I think we could really push the meta-game further in Reflex. 12. What do you think of the Reflex Monthly Cups so far? Anything that could be improved on? The reflex monthly cups are good, I like them a lot so far, one possible change is that we could rotate out some casters to get more varied personalities on the casting stream, but thats all that I can think of at the moment. 13. What melee/player cosmetics are you currently rocking? I have pretty much always worn the same cosmetics on my robot: Supporter Khopesh, Angry Droid Head, Dedlock arms and body, with Tracker Legs. Sea Green primary color with light Purple Secondary 14. Favorite "frag" or "defrag" movie(s)? Favorite frag movie is probably The Contenders 2 by Entik, but for Reflex probably Terifire's 15. ESREALITY: Cancer or benefit to all mankind? PlusForward (>,<,=) ESReality? ESR is pretty bad, I personally prefer PlusForward even just for the improved UI and stats 16. Anything else you'd like to share? Shoutouts or whatever you want. Thanks Dazed and Rama for putting on these tourneys and trying to keep the game alive! Thank you to Xytaglyph for participating in RMC NA Player Profiles!
  12. Custom Ruleset 2

    The Custom Ruleset 2 Development Process has been moved to the live game! With the release of 1.2, ruleset modifications are now available on the main game. Since it is no longer necessary to test CR2 on an older version of Reflex, CR2 development has moved to the live game! All CR2 servers have been transferred to the live game and the testing process continues. On March 25th, 17 days from this post, testing will conclude and CR2 will be finalized. Previous replays of games on CR2 servers have been preserved. Official CR2 Servers: http://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers For latest ruleset changes, always play on official CR2 Servers. How to run CR2 on your server : -Download the latest version of CR2 and CR2_team rulesets : http://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2.cfg http://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2_team.cfg -Place both files in your reflexfps folder -Callvote ruleset CR2 or CR2_team in game to add it See you all in the upcoming duel cups for North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan as well as the first 2v2 cup! Upcoming Events : https://reflex.fun The CR2 development timeline remains unchanged : https://reflex.fun/cr2_timeline.PNG Full CR2 Information : https://reflex.fun/cr2
  13. Reflex Monthly Cups

    The Custom Ruleset 2 Development Process has been moved to the live game! With the release of 1.2, ruleset modifications are now available on the main game. Since it is no longer necessary to test CR2 on an older version of Reflex, CR2 development has moved to the live game! All CR2 servers have been transferred to the live game and the testing process continues. On March 25th, 17 days from this post, testing will conclude and CR2 will be finalized. Previous replays of games on CR2 servers have been preserved. For latest ruleset changes, always play on official CR2 Servers. Official CR2 Servers: http://reflex.fun/cr2#Servers How to run CR2 on your server : -Download the latest version of CR2 and CR2_team rulesets : http://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2.cfg http://reflex.fun/ruleset_CR2_team.cfg -Place both files in your reflexfps folder -Callvote ruleset CR2 or CR2_team in game to add it See you all in the upcoming duel cups for North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan as well as the first 2v2 cup! Upcoming Events : https://reflex.fun The CR2 development timeline remains unchanged : https://reflex.fun/cr2_timeline.PNG Full CR2 Information : https://reflex.fun/cr2
  14. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Reflex Monthly Cups Player Profiles (NA) : Soh RMC NA#3 - 2nd Place RMC EU#3 - 9th Place Player Profiles is a fun project that allows us to learn a little bit about our fellow competitors. These interviews give an interesting look at the best duelers competing in Reflex Monthly Cups. Soh 1. Could you share a little about yourself? (Gaming background, IRL hobbies, job/studies, etc.?) I've played a lot of competitive video games in the past. The first one of note would be Starcraft Broodwar and Starcraft 2. I wasn't particularly good at Broodwar because I was quite young and didn't really know how to improve that well. In StarCraft 2, I was a bit older so I was able to compete a bit, especially in the early days. I won a few small tournaments when there were weekly tournaments online for StarCraft 2. After that, I switched to League of Legends, but I really only played League from Season 1 - Season 3, and casually for the most part. Following League I got in to CounterStrike and played that relatively competitively for around a year, and played with the Team Liquid community team. After all that I finally tried Reflex. I'm studying Computer Science right now in university, and my real life hobbies include: driving on mountains, working out, playing basketball, and doing a massive amount of drugs and alcohol. 2. What's the story behind your in-game nickname? There's not much of a back story to my name. Just thought it was cool and rolled with it after switching from my previous name, No0n. 3. How long have you been playing Reflex? (Hours according to steam? First played when?) I've been playing reflex since May 2016, after being introduced to it by porkRaven. He used to shit on me all the time. I have around 1200 hours. 4. What do you think defines your playstyle? Your strengths and weaknesses? I'm not sure what defines my playstyle, so I'll let other people describe it for me. I do want to say I don't think I play particularly smart or tactically. I'd say my weakness is my out of control play, since I don't use my brain its hard to get back control vs. decent players. 5. What are your settings (dpi, sensitivity, resolution, fov) and hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor)? Hardware: Mouse: Razer Abyssus (old) Keyboard: Varmilo Va87m Cherry Mx Browns Earbuds: Final E2000 Monitor: Asus VG248QE, Generic ViewSonic 1080p LED Ingame: Sensitivity: 1800dpi 0.65 in-game, 1000hz polling, Post-Scale X: 3.839700 Post-Scale Y: 3.839700 FOV: 113 Resolution: 1366x768 144hz refresh 6. If you could add/change only 1 thing in Reflex, what would it be? I would probably change the default burst gun with a non-glitchy stake gun. 7. Why do you think Reflex isn't more popular? I think Reflex is not more popular because the game itself isn't that fun due to a lack of players and people playing more fun modes. The main mode is duel which is very punishing and can be very demotivating for a lot of people. Furthermore there is too much of a focus on competition and professionalism for a game that is so small. Why would I choose to play a game too focused on competing vs. other people when I can play a game where the game is actually fun and people aren't always competing against each other. Like what is the point of perfectly balanced weapons and rewarding good decision making if the game itself is not fun? 8. Do you have any advice for new players? My advice for new players is quit the game, unless you're willing to dedicate at least 200 hours to getting raped by someone with only 50 more hours than you. 9. Are there any specific Reflex players you enjoy spectating or playing against? Any rivals? I always enjoy spectating Hoyt because he always wins. I like playing against any mid tier players, because they're not completely clueless but I can still win pretty easily, so It's like getting a free hit of dopamine. It's not very satisfying though. I don't think I have any rivals. In the past it was Hoyt but I would definitely say its not really a rivalry so much anymore. 10. Could you, in a few words, tell us what you think of the strengths/weaknesses of each of these players: Hoyt, Ezormer, DazedSpartan, Sol, Xytaglyph, Messik, Rex? Hoyt: Strengths: Really good decision making Really good mechanics Weaknesses: If something "bullshit" happens he can tilt and give up a few frags Ezormer: Strengths: Extremely good mechanics High Frags per Minute when on Weaknesses: Not that good decision making Can choke Basically suicidal when aim is not good Anxiety DazedSpartan: Strengths: Good decision making Weaknesses: Slow Mechanics are a bit subpar for his skill bracket Low Frags per minute Sol: Strengths: Decent mechanics Weaknesses: Not that good decision making Slow If you rat, his frags per minute is extremely low Xytaglyph: Strengths: Good mechanics Decent decision making Dodging Weaknesses: Prone to tilting Frags per minute is low if you rat Messik: Strengths: Extremely good mechanics Extremely high frags per minute Decent decision making Weaknesses: Sometimes goes full retard and gives up the game Depressed Rex: Strengths: Pretty good mechanics Rail Weaknesses: Low frags per minute if you rat Doesn't play the smartest style 11. Are there any non-Reflex players you'd like to see starting playing Reflex? Probably the only people I can really think of I would want to play Reflex are my roommates and other friends. It would be cool to play with some of my real life friends. 12. What do you think of the Reflex Monthly Cups so far? Anything that could be improved on? I think the Reflex monthly cups so far are alright. Decent turnout with decent competition. Not the most stacked tourneys and the maps are boring. Really would like to see switching out at least one map per tourney, and having a rule where you can't bring in a removed map for at least 2 tourneys. E.G. Tourney 1 Map Pool: t7, t2, dp5, dm13, ruin Tourney 2 Map Pool: t5, t2, dp5, dm13, ruin (cannot bring t7 back until tourney 4) Tourney 3 Map Pool: t5, static, dp5, dm13, ruin (cannot bring t2 back until tourney 5) Tourney 4 Map Pool: t5, gt3, dp5, dm13, t7 (cannot bring ruin back until tourney 6) e.t.c. 13. What melee/player cosmetics are you currently rocking? I'm using: Founder Wrench, Spark Head, Hornet Arms, Tracket Legs, Sentinel Torso Main Color: Red Secondary Color: Yellow 14. Favorite "frag" or "defrag" movie(s)? Frag movies: CSGO: frag:show 6 by shift The Underdogs by Linus De_Lonelyboys by Linus Wookies fragmovie by AP flippoz Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom - Headshot Machine Movie by NiceShotWorld きしゅつしーんつめあわせ2 by Shoushi きしゅつしーんつめあわせ3 by Shoushi Frag Compliation by Lazvell CS: MouseSports - Ready, Willing & Able by M. Weicker: R.I.P. cyx zet by athid f0rest by athid mSx fragmovie by fistor MouseSports - Ready, Willing & Able by M. Weicker CS:Source: Daniel 'RE1EASE' Mullan by Frank Garnett Welsh Dumbazo the Movie by Steamworks Production CPM: Work by Entik Bulgarian Odyssey Taking Names by Mazu isolated by Chris Ska QL: zis is rapha by Justin White QL: Cooller 2010/2011 by subtitled Warsow: Made in Japan by warsowfanboy Defrag Movies: Quake: Destiny by Z0rn & Kabcorp Hangtime2 Cup by xajA 15. ESREALITY: Cancer or benefit to all mankind? PlusForward (>,<,=) ESReality? I don't have much experience with esReality so no opinion. +forward is chill I don't mind it that much. 16. Anything else you'd like to share? Shoutouts or whatever you want. I'd like to shout out a couple of people. porkRaven for being a bro and for introducing me to this game. blas/cyril/nitsuJ for teaching me when I first started playing strangers and not only vs. porkRaven. maya for teaching me the power of IC and showing me that a style without full control works. kalameet for teaching me how to play fast and really elevating me from mid skill to high skill hoyt for being a really cool practice partner for a while in 2016 cosmoit cuz even tho he doesn't play anymore he was a bruh xytaglyph for making maps and being cool also ZTK cuz he was there since I started streaming Reflex Thank you to Soh for participating in RMC NA Player Profiles and good luck to him in future cups. Also, thanks for the feedback. Map pool changes are planned. More RMC NA Player Profiles to come.
  15. Reflex Monthly Cups

    Reflex Monthly Cups Player Profiles (NA) : catch_ RMC NA#1 - 13th Place RMC NA#2 - 7th Place RMC NA#3- 5th Place RMC EU#3 - 7th Place Player Profiles is a fun project that allows us to learn a little bit about our fellow competitors. These interviews give an interesting look at the best duelers competing in Reflex Monthly Cups. catch_ 1. Could you share a little about yourself? (Gaming background, IRL hobbies, job/studies, etc.?) -18yo -started pc gaming in 2014, never really took it too seriously up until I started making frag movies with friends in CS:GO and discovered bhopping -played counterstrike for about 2.2k hours over the duration of 4 years -IRL: play soccer (what most of my time is dedicated to), will be graduating highschool to go on and pursue a career in computer science (hopefully) 2. What's the story behind your in-game nickname? N/A 3. How long have you been playing Reflex? (Hours according to steam? First played when?) -470 hours -I first played the game in August of 2015, but did not really enjoy it until recently. 4. What do you think defines your playstyle? Your strengths and weaknesses? I dont think i have quite found my playstyle yet, I am still developing as a player 5. What are your settings (dpi, sensitivity, resolution, fov) and hardware (mouse, keyboard, monitor)? Type !res or !sens in stewie2k's twitch chat to find out how to become a better player 6. If you could add/change only 1 thing in Reflex, what would it be? Add more players ;D 7. Why do you think Reflex isn't more popular? Because it is too hard to learn for new players. The concept is too much in new players minds, and on top of that when they get into a game with a veteran they get stomped and lose all confidence. 8. Do you have any advice for new players? Find a duel buddy/buddies that are around your skill level and play them for a while. Play with them consistently, and keep playing other better players as time goes on to see where you need to improve. 9. Are there any specific Reflex players you enjoy spectating or playing against? Any rivals? I enjoy spectating Soh because he is one of the only players I see deny health pick ups consistently in matches and can think ahead of other players very well. Hoyt is also fun to watch because of his aim and his understanding of all the maps (just an all around great player). 10. Could you, in a few words, tell us what you think of the strengths/weaknesses of each of these players: Xytaglyph, Sol, Soh, Hoyt, DazedSpartan, Sharqosity, and Ezormer? -Xytaglyph: Very bad at judging what frags he should chase, when to chase, and is somewhat intimidated when he comes into competition with better players. Good at timing mega though. -Soh: Relies on spawn frags far to often. Great aim, great at punishing with bolt. -Hoyt: All around great player. -DazedSpartan: Very predictable from what i have heard. Great understanding of the game. -Ezormer: Has moments where he just goes god mode and can't be stopped. Very good with rail. -Sharqosity: a great all around player. He has a good understanding of the game, but sometimes he can become very predictable when pushing for certain items. -Sol: N/A 11. Are there any non-Reflex players you'd like to see starting playing Reflex? I would like to see a return of some players like AZK, Messik, Kala, and Necro, but it would be cool to see some big streamers like Shroud to play and learn the game. 12. What do you think of the Reflex Monthly Cups so far? Anything that could be improved on? I think it has gotten people to play the game more, although I notice many players are only playing around tournament time. Rather than just playing to have fun and improve. 13. What melee/player cosmetics are you currently rocking? Crowbar! 14. Anything else you'd like to share? Shoutouts or whatever you want. Shout out to Amazon, they gonna run the world. Thank you to catch_ for participating in RMC NA Player Profiles! Catch_ is currently tied for most RMC cup participation, even braving high ping to compete in the EU side of things. Good luck to him in future cups! More RMC NA Player Profiles to come.
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