The games usually run for two to three hours and are played on the Dev Server. Everyone is invited to join, you don't need to be associated with the development team. To find out when our regular events happen in your local time, visit the events page on the Wiki.
The games on the first sunday of a month, which happens to be our release day are always played on the old version so that you have a whole week to update before the next sunday. Note that the amount of developers present will be slightly lower as we usually struggle with the release and introduce last minute bugs to keep things interesting for you during the coming month.
If you take part in the devgame please don't just spectate but also play. It's been a while since you played Tremulous (if at all) and you are not familiar with the latest gameplay changes but that's not an issue at all. In fact that's very much the point. If you first spectate until you feel knowledgeable about the changes, we lose the ability to judge how intuitive they are. And quite obviously, when we only test with a fraction of all attending players, we won't get a feeling for crowded matches before we announce beta which is quite a risk to the design process.
The people who should spectate a good amount of matches are the developers who are directly involved judging the changes at hand and adjusting settings for them between matches. Currently, this applies to Anomalous, Ishq and Viech. However, while matches are small we will usually play, so tell your friends to join if you want to free us from the obligation to wreak havoc ourselves.
Another thing we would like to ask you for is not to discuss ideas and suggestions during the matches. This takes players out of the game (including yourself) and the developers involved in gameplay design don't really have the time to listen to your ideas as they have to focus on watching or playing as many scenarios as possible. If you think you have found a recently introduced bug tell the developers with the »\a« command (so other players don't get distracted from playing) and take a picture and/or demo if applicable. After the match we are open to any form of feedback (
For those who want to chat with us using VoIP, there's a Mumble server at viech.name (password: unvanquished). It uses the default port of 64738.
See you next sunday!