How to play organized 6v6 games, called PickUpGames (pugs) 1. Install Xchat/mIRC or any other IRC client. this is a nice guide and will help for Xchat, this and this will help for mIRC (i use it too, it's a bit better ) as a server you fill in "uk.quakenet.org" Please choose a "nice" name as the Q bot will know you with THIS name. 2. Get known to the Q bot. After you have connected, you type /msg Q HELLO EMAIL EMAIL EMAIL means your full email adress, like "firstname.lastname@example.org", 2 times there. if it's correct, you get mail. If not, the Q bot will tell you. 3. Read your email. There will be a line you have to copy out and paste into the chat, it looks like this: /msg Q@CServe.quakenet.org AUTH <your_name> <your_pass> the password is random and you have to type THE WHOLE LINE after connecting to the channel. Additional info (automatic authentication) can be found here 4. connect to the pickup channel. type /join #mpuktf2.pickup in the message box. 5. Get Ventrilo installed and working. If you dont, you get banned from the games. Ventrilo is MUST-HAVE. Download Setup Help Add the ventrilo server, BEFORE step 6. IP: 188.8.131.52 port: 28960 password: tf2pickupVent 6. Add yourself to a game. type !add to add yourself to a gather. After there are 12 players added, the "TF2PickupBot" will message you and give you info about the ventrilo channel and TF2 Server. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY MEDIC, you have to write "!medic" or "!med" If you CANT play (your mum asking for help, your PC doing shit, whateva...) type !del or !remove BEFORE there are 12 players. If you add yourself to a gather and dont show up you get a 24h ban, do it multiple times and it will be permanent. 7. GL & HF. You find the official rules thread here, READ THEM. Questions: I still haven't got a clue, what is this about? Basically it's about playing organized 6v6 pickup games, called PUGs. Where can I see how many matches I've played/other things? The official stats page is here. Why the hell should I play them? 1. Because you play with people who are better than you, you learn from ETF2L/ESL/TheSGL/pro players, sometimes even from Division 1. 2. Because IT OWNS, it's fun and you should know how the *pro players* play the game. To say it differently: Because you are here to improve your gaming skills, not to "pwn n00bs" who dont know how to ubercharge or disguise and stand around in spawn, spamming in their broken microphones *an..ev..yone...ear me*... But when I play them alone, I dont become a better team player, as my mates are not there! *BONK* trust me you will, and you learn tactics as well. And tell your team to do it too. I still dont see why I should do it... Less QQ, more pew pew please. You want to become better, right? These games are very intense and take up max. 30 minutes, or 6 round wins if that's faster. Mostly etf2l rules. I got pwned hard/they insulted me. :lol: Just do what they say, and dont violate the rules. (CL2, ML1 there, and Demoman limit 1 too.) Remember, they are the good players, you are just another noob they dont know for them. I have another important question... Just spam below, i'll try to answer it.