In the unlikely event you haven't heard of Tip of the Hats[tipofthehats.org], it's a 3-day annual charity event benefiting Children's Oncology Services, Inc. Last year they raised over $100k thanks to the generosity of the TF2 community!
This year I've volunteered up my Randomizer mod so if you enjoy Randomizer, check out their stream through the next 2 days. The event schedule can be found at http://tipofthehats.org. Randomizer may be played in any segment titled: "VARIETY". Note: TotH's TF2 servers are announced in twitch chat. That's where the fun happens, not in this group's servers.
Have fun watching and join the community in supporting a good cause.
Randomizer has been going through some changes. Here's a quick overview of what's happened in the last month:
I added exactly 98 new skins into randomizer. These have a random wear level and unusual effect. They can even be festivized. Most of the changes in Tough Break were weapon rebalances. I went through this list[www.teamfortress.com] and made sure randomizer remains faithful to the game. There were some decent bugfixes as well such as fixing rage weapon conflicts and getting stuck if you taunted while scoped in.
I decided to switch over to using the steam workshop for hosting custom maps. This is great as it automatically pulls in map updates and reduces my hosting bill. The downside is that workshop map management solutions in sourcemod is still very poor. I switched over from a completely random mapcycle to one where players vote for the next map. To replace the VIP next map vote, VIPs can now !nominate any map they wish. This map will show up first in the map vote.
The map cycle includes lots of custom maps. You can see it here. If you'd like to request a map, let me know!
Canteens are handed out by default now rather than relying on your inventory. I fixed the refund token mechanic and made the current progress visible to the player. I added some instructions to help out new players.
I rewrote the loadout manager which should stomp out the rare cases where you would spawn with two weapons in the same slot or none at all. Randomizer deals much better with maps with spells and grappling hooks. Randomizer now supports Mannpower and PASS Time gamemodes. I added a few more admins and an in-game reporting system (Type report in chat) with the goal of improving moderation on the server.
That should give you an idea of the changes I've been making lately. It's always a blast playing with you guys. If you have any suggestions just use the steam dicussions. Thanks as always to Banshee for help with testing.