BZtank is a BZFlag server network located in London, United Kingdom.
BZtank was founded in 2007 by current server owner Benfish to improve the gaming experience for non-North American players, and to create a fun and open online community. BZtank quickly became very popular amongst international BZFlag players due to its central location, providing good ping times to gamers throughout Europe, Asia, and India. Many North American players, however, frequent the server as well, creating a unique player dynamic. The server network hosts several popular maps, and often carries the largest cumulative player load in BZFlag.
As of June 2015, the network had handled player sessions for more than 14,500 unique callsigns.
BZtank currently hosts fourteen maps:
- 01.bztank.net:5154 - The Two Tanks - Laser Sniping!
- 02.bztank.net:5155 - Missile War - The original four-team CTF!
- 03.bztank.net:5156 - A*A Bridge Crossing - Can you make it?
- 04.bztank.net:5157 - Castle Warfare - Defend your castle!
- 05.bztank.net:5158 - LouMan's Mystic Valley - Magical!
- 06.bztank.net:5159 - Alpine Assault - A massacre in the mountains!
- 07.bztank.net:5160 - Island Hopping - Fun in the sun!
- 08.bztank.net:5161 - INCOMING! - Run for your life!
- 09.bztank.net:5162 - LouMan's Churchyard - Spooky!
- 10.bztank.net:5163 - Channel Crossing - Don't fall in!
- 11.bztank.net:5164 - LouMan's Metropolis - Urban warfare!
- 12.bztank.net:5165 - High Rise Havoc - Don't look down!
- 13.bztank.net:5166 - LouMan's Roundabout - Are you dizzy yet?
- 14.bztank.net:5167 - Home Sweet Home - Keep away!
In addition to playing BZFlag, many members also actively participate in the BZtank community. The BZtank forum is a popular hangout, where players discuss maps, strategy, BZ artwork, and non-game related topics. BZtank also maintains the #bzflag IRC channel on irc.stormcenter.net which can be accessed directly through the BZtank homepage via web interface, or with any standard IRC client.
BZtank is owned and operated by Benfish with the support of head admin joevano and senior admin Swigg.
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As of February 2015, members of the official BZflag administration and developer groups are automatically assigned administrative permissions based on seniority.