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Welcome Slis! QA extraordinaire!

in Misc - posted 1 month ago by FrozenSand
Welcome Slis! QA extraordinaire!

After a long selection process we have finally found the perfect fit for our QA Manager position. His name is 'Slis' and we are happy to welcome him into the team!

Slis and his quality assurance team will be tasked with thouroughly testing the game to make sure it's ready for the next stage of development. To do that they follow a strict set of guidelines to systematically find bugs and make sure they can be replicated. They then document and submit them to the developers for a fix. It's up to him to make sure that these guidelines are adhered to and the final product meets the highest standards.

To give you a little background on Slis; he is an Electrical Engineer by trade and has a lot of experience in the quality assurance industry heading his own teams for the likes of IBM amongst others. Currently in his day job he works with computer automation and electronics. He doesn't have a huge amount of experience with Urban Terror like some of us, but for this position that's not really a bad thing at all, and will actually work in his favour.

So if you get a chance to speak with him you will quickly realize that he is very switched on and doesn't miss a beat whilst having a great eye for detail and making sure things are done the right way the first time. We think he is going to be a great addition to the team and someone we can trust to make sure the game we all love will be perfect when it comes to release.

When you see him around the place please give him a big welcome and a pre-emptive 'thankyou' for making sure this game is set to knock our socks off!

A manager of communities, or as we like to call him, Community Manager!

in Misc - posted 1 month ago by FrozenSand
We have had a new addition to our team recently; a gentleman by the name of Ne0. Actually he joined a couple of weeks ago now but we thought we'd give him some time to acclimatize a bit before dropping him in the deep end at the mercy of everyone! :P

From here onwards Neo is now the first point of contact for community members regarding accounts or anything else game related. If you want to know something go to him first and if he doesn't know he can surely find the person that does! Saves a lot of running around!

Neo comes from Germany and has been around the place for quite a while - from regular pubs, icy jumps, competitive playing, being involved in Urban Zone and as an admin on various discord servers - so there is a pretty good chance you already know him. We thought it's about time we gave him an official title and put him to official use - our new Community Manager!

If you want to contact him you can either hit him up on our official discord (link below) using the tag @communitymanager, email (also below), or just yell really, really loudly. Probably start with the first two though I'd say. :P

ne0dym@urbanterror.info

discordapp.com/invite/ez4v5bv

Urban Zone Knockout 2017

in Misc - posted Monday, 24 April 2017 by FrozenSand


Urban Zone is hosting a new KNOCKOUT event on Sunday, May 7th at 15:00 CET. The event will be streamed on twitch.tv/urbanzone and the reigning champion, deCrimzon` will be defending his belt from 2016 (video).

Signups will be done through the Urban Zone website, this news post has all the details. The first 15 to reply on Wednesday, April 26th at 12:00 CEST to it will get a spot. But if you want to "skip the queue" you can subscribe to Urban Zone's twitch channel here. Aside from supporting future streams you'll also reserve a spot in the KNOCKOUT tournament! If you aren’t one of the lucky fifteen, don't get discouraged and sign up anyway – some people always drop out and you can take up their place.

Join us on the Urban Zone Discord server,

Happy fragging!
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

in Misc - posted Friday, 23 December 2016 by FrozenSand
From all the FrozenSand Dev team, may everyone have a violent killing spree of a Christmas and a bloody mess of a New Year.

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KNOCKOUT is back - First 2016 edition !

in Misc - posted Saturday, 19 March 2016 by FrozenSand

Sunday the 27th of March at 15:00 CET, Urban Zone will be hosting a KNOCKOUT tournament. The event will be streamed on twitch.tv/urbanzone and the reigning Crimzon will be defending his belt.

It's been over a year now since the last edition, and as France just won NationsCup XIX with flying colours, Urban Terror's eSport scene needs some more challenges in the go!

Competition wise as an event KnockOut is two hours of non-stop action where rules of fair play become a suggestion and where rules are broken by but not limited to shoutcasters narcing out campers as well as players not able to handle the pressure and intentionally lemming off of tall buildings if just for the shear entertainment value. Nothing better than participating or watching the broadcast to get a good picture. :)

How can you sign up?

Signups will be done through the Urban Zone website, this news post has all the details. The first 15 to reply to this news post get a spot. If you aren’t one of the lucky fifteen, don't get discouraged and sign up anyway – some people always drop out and you can take up their place.

Please find more information on Urban Zone KNOCKOUT tournaments here.
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Shop till you drop

in Misc - posted Friday, 14 August 2015 by FrozenSand
FrozenSand is celebrating the grand opening of the Urban Terror Goodies shop!

Now you will be able to get your very own T-shirts, mugs, caps and other items with your favourite game's iconic urt three-bullet logo! We will be adding more items upon demand. You can also customize and make your own designs for your team or family.

The shop is powered by Spreadshirt and is available in several languages. FrozenSand will use all proceeds from the shop for the game we love.

Forget Amazon, check out our store!
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We are back! No hacks, no admin errors, just Storage death!

in Misc - posted Friday, 28 November 2014 by FrozenSand
And we are back folks! Firstly, let us apologize for the long downtime. It has been quite a mission to restore services. As we know, you all like a good nerdgasm story, so let's get right to it!

The Event


Sometime around Saturday night, while RaideR was "Busy" with .. well .. let's not go there. Our primary database server suffered a HD failure. This in itself would not be too bad, however, at the exact same time our CDN failed. For those who know, running mysql from a single disc, as well as everything else, basically killed the whole server.

The bring it on moment


Okay ... so when your man bits have basically been sliced off it's time to grow (or in our case upgrade) your set of balls. We are pleased to announce that we have invested in a new set of servers costing in the region of 2,000 Euros for a whole year to continue supporting our "Legacy" version 4.2. To put this into perspective we now use the following "Beasts" to run UrbanTerror.

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-1620v2
4c/8t 3,7 GHz+/3,9 GHz+
RAM: 64 GB DDR3 ECC 1600MHz
HardRAID+ LSI 9271-4i CacheVault 1 GB 3 x 600 GB SAS 15K + CacheCade 80 GB SSD

As you can see, we have put provisions in place so that even with a disc failure our servers are MORE than capable of recovering without any down time.

The Migration

Evilelf worked hard to move our physical server to the new Virtual Environment, which took some serious Master Level Geakery. But after just a few days, we had our "Clone Server" in our VM environment. Please send all cookies to evilelf in the attached forum thread.

The Deployment

RaideR then took over the works to complete the alterations needed for the CMS to work in the new environment, after just a night, everything was recoded, reset and pushed live. Please feel free to give RaideR your kind beers in the attached forum thread.

The Continued Development...

FrozenSand are committed to Urban Terror and its community, we take its services and operations very seriously and you have our apologies that it took us this long to restore the game, so please take all your cookies and beers back, have them yourself for your patience and support.

Have a good weekend! <3 the FS Web Team xx
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NationsCup 2014 Group Draw

in Misc - posted Sunday, 19 January 2014 by FrozenSand


Now that the captains have been elected for the national teams it is time to see which nations will be facing off in the group stages. This group draw will be done live on stream this Sunday (19 January) at 20:00 CET.

The stream address is www.twitch.tv/urbanzone and feel free to join the chat before the start of the draw!
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Knockout Christmas Edition

in Misc - posted Sunday, 08 December 2013 by FrozenSand


It has been a couple of months but Urban Zone is back with a full Knockout! It will be held on the 15th of December at 15:00 cet. So its dubbed the Knockout Christmas Edition! Signups will be done through the Urban Zone website, you can also find the maps there. The first 14 to reply to the newspost get a spot since the 15th spot has already been taken by none other than JohnnyEnglish who created one of the maps for this knockout.

If you aren't one of the lucky 14 you can still signup as dropouts are quite common, if you don't get to participate you can watch it live on their Twitch channel.

Feel free to leave your comments here.

Urban Arts Competition 2013 Results

in Misc - posted Monday, 24 June 2013 by FrozenSand
The results are in for the Urban Arts Video Contest and the winners are:



As per usual we welcome feedback in our forum.
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