12 January 2011
Ladder Closedposted by JamesBPK @ 03:19 PM GMT The L4D Ladder is closed until we complete a restructuring.
You can find some people to play against in #Deadpool on the Quakenet IRC network.
29 September 2009
Crash Course Releasedposted by JamesBPK @ 08:53 PM BST The new DLC for Left 4 Dead, Crash Course has been released. Available for single-player, versus and survival, Crash Course is a new campaign with added acheivements. Crash Course is immediatly available to play in the Wireplay L4D Ladder, Map descriptions will be added in a day or two.
25 June 2009
Custom Mapsposted by JamesBPK @ 08:09 PM BST With today's update, custom campaigns are fully supported and can be downloaded as a single .vpk file.
Wireplay supports custom maps, and we are already analyzing some of the best ones to add to the ladder, so keep your eyes open for some more news in the next couple of days.
If you know of a good map, tell us about it and we will host it on the Wireplay FTP.
18 June 2009
Where to Start?posted by JamesBPK @ 09:10 PM BST Thinking of creating a clan, but don't know where to start?
Don't Worry, Wireplay have teamed up with the UK's Biggest Webhost, Webfusion to offer some unbeatable deals on renting your own box. You can Host Multiple L4D Servers, Your own Ventrilo/Teamspeak/Mumble Server and Your very own clan website. There are no restrictions of any kind and you can host virtually anything you want!
The Top of the Range Nemesis Server has a better specification than the nearest comparable host, Multiplay and is half the price.
More details can be found here
As always our public servers will remain totally free, Just let us know if you want to borrow a server for a match.
01 June 2009
Ladder Demotionsposted by SteveP @ 04:16 PM BST We have now enabled ladder demotions whereby you will receive penalties for inactivity.
Currently, the following is applicable:
2-3 Periods of inactivity: -1 place demotion
4-5 Periods of inactivity: -2 place demotion
6-7 Periods of inactivity: -4 place demotion
8 Periods of inactivity: Removal from ladder
A period for the ladder will be 7 day starting 00:00 hours each Monday. Match results must be entered and confirmed within the period to avoid any inactivity penality
Please note that the above penalties are for general guidance only. Actual movements are dictated not only match results but also the activity of teams around you.
A -1 place demotion could result in a net movement up the ladder if a team above and below you also received a greater penalty.
Inactivity penalties are applied after played results have been applied to the ladder, thus any drop could be greater if others who have played have also leapfrogged your position and thus naturally demoted you down the ladder.
16 May 2009
Play More Gamesposted by JamesBPK @ 07:56 PM BST There have several new registrations to the ladder in the past couple of weeks, But no clans have played matches in over a month.
Clans that have not played a match and are registered for the ladder two weeks from now (1st June) will be removed, as It makes the ladder look dead.
We are getting requests to update the ladder but there is no point as the standings have not changed.
This website took a lot of effort to put together. I'm hoping clans will start playing now that the SDK has been released and community maps start appearing.
Let me remind you again, If you have created a map, know of a good map and want it used for ladder play, just give use a shout. If you want your map hosted, we can put it on the Wireplay FTP site.
22 April 2009
Death Toll and Dead Air Mapsposted by JamesBPK @ 11:20 AM BST Effective immediately, the Death Toll and Dead Air Campaigns are now now playable as versus maps.
These maps count toward ladder challenges, results can be entered in the usual way.
The Admin team is considering the applications of survival mode for competition. If you have any thoughts on this or on anything to do with the ladder please use the comments thread supplied in the forums
09 April 2009
Full Ladder Now Availableposted by SteveP @ 07:37 PM BST We now have a full view of the ladder available on site by clicking on View Ladder in the left hand menu. There are still some improvements to be made to it once we have a bit more data/clans available.
We'll shortly be activating the code which will see inactive clans start to drop down the ladder, and eventually removed completely. So, get playing to ensure your status stays active
05 April 2009
Ladder Updateposted by SteveP @ 11:29 PM BST Ladder will be updated tomorrow and cover all games confirmed by midnight. Currently the only movement is [EYYY] moving up 2 places to number 6, following their defeat of [DA].
New provisional standings*
* providing no further result confirmations
20 March 2009
Ladder Generationposted by SteveP @ 08:56 PM GMT We will finally generate the ladder this coming Monday, this will include all confirmed results for the past few weeks since the ladder started upto and including Sunday evening.
The Initial ladder generation is a one off concept, in that it is calculated using a points system on a per game basic, therefore benefiting teams which have played more games AND/OR have good score ratio vs their opponents. Future ladder periods will be generated using the standard logic.
The Ladder will also record your highest ladder rank and win streak, please note that records are not recorded until a team has played 5 games.
May I apologise for the lack of action these past weeks, the Ladder View generation is long overdue and an unfortunate victim of real life.