Sunday, 14 September 2014

Final post

After 2 years and 8 months, it's time to call it a day. Henceforth there will be no further posts on this blog, though the site will remain open as a archive and the angerbox will be forever accessible at (however it's dead too anyway). For old visitors and rare new ones that come in the future, you can find the overall summary below:-

Facts and Statistics

Including this post,
there were 411 articles in total
 spanning over 975 days

- The post that received the most comments overall was: TWT clan is reborn (132).

There were 33 clan profiles published and 22 interviews. The most viewed profile was {|4U|}'s, while {FAB} had the most comments (85). The most viewed interview was with KoN's leader, while the most commented was with the «|US|» co leader (81).

- The most active visitors came from Poland (15%).  After that there was a large gap before the next level of countries with regular viewers, including India, the UK, Russia and Germany.

- The most downloaded (72) piece of media was: This image showing quality player recruitment.

Note that the above stats are not written to imply anything, but are just for those who like numbers.

Valuable/interesting articles (as agreed by editors)

History of Tournaments: from 2005 till the present day. Related to this are a few tournament summary articles since S4N started, including 2012 VIP League, 2013 JF RD, 2013 VIP World Cup2013 ESA VIP and finally, the 2014 GS4 VIP tournament.

SWAT4 Global Awards: with categories ranging from the greatest clan to the most embarrassing cheater, as well as the most popular maps for each specific game mode.

«|SoH|» Clan EXPOSED: the truth about (probably) the worst clan in SWAT history; some links inside there are broken now though. Look out for Raptor (ENO) in the comments.

Not to mention all of the various cheater reports that were made and can be found >>HERE<<.

Game related
Improve your computer performance: tips to help improve the smoothness of your game.
Controversial SWAT modifications: discussion on respawn timer, gas mask overlay and sound mod.
Crazy FPS = Crazy Gameplay: showing that too much of a good thing can be bad.
Unknown console commands Part I and Part II: alternative wallhack, ghostmode and more.
Why .45 should be unblocked: explaining the ammo replacement that is required.

Misc/humour articles
EA Games failed to deliver
a 2014 version of the game

SWAT4 Manager 2012: reality PowerPoint game based on the popular Football Manager series, simulating life of a S4 player.
SWAT4 University: earn a degree playing SWAT4 but be prepared for some heavy fees, especially if you are a Polak.
SWAT4 Stock Market: buy shares in your favourite clan and watch your wealth rise as your stock grows in value.

Final comments

It's been a pleasure doing this but its just a pity seeing the current state of the game. Hopefully, next year's release of Rainbow Six will provide SWAT players a worthy successor. But until then, it's about a choice of around 7 populated servers to play on, or alternatively move to another game. 

S4N has had many different writers who have all contributed with posts, so a thanks to those guys - James, PimpMyGun, Troczu & Actind, Dida, Linux and Ghost_Assassin.  This chapter is now finished and so on behalf of Mig and me, see you around!