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TopGunBkk
01-18-2007, 12:48 PM
the other day i was online since i'm a gamer for many years.Why cant u make money with gamers charge a small fee.

What company is having a promotion and is very reliable.

Do u need actual hardware or just software?

Thanks for your posts

TopGunBkk
01-18-2007, 12:48 PM
the other day i was online since i'm a gamer for many years.Why cant u make money with gamers charge a small fee.

What company is having a promotion and is very reliable.

Do u need actual hardware or just software?

Thanks for your posts

rnzoli
01-18-2007, 01:15 PM
You can't make money on something that is available in nrealy unlimited supplies, for free. Some high quality servers take in support fees as donations, but mainly to conver external expenses, like ISP connection fees. Map making and admin time is donated by the server owners and operators personally. In fact, a lot of things are donated to this community by community members themselves, purely out of love for this game.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

A "world's first": fully automatic, dedicated COOP server controller. Features and available servers here (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/intro-coop.html).
http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/the_full_difficulty_COOP_server.JPG (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/intro-coop.html)

TopGunBkk
01-18-2007, 01:51 PM
so thus one company charges 125 dollars per month i should host ever type of war games not just this one.

xTHRUDx
01-18-2007, 02:31 PM
rnzoli is correct. the supply out numbers the demand at the moment.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://www.gozr.net/iocl/images/screen/ThrudSIG.jpg

"Hate me now, thank me later"

WOLFMondo
01-18-2007, 03:09 PM
The problem with IL2 is its not very compatible with GCP which is what many providers use for there servers as they don't like clients having direct access. Some good freinds of mine supply gaming servers and IL2 is one game they just won't support.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Cheers!!

WB_Outlaw
01-18-2007, 03:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TopGunBkk:
so thus one company charges 125 dollars per month i should host ever type of war games not just this one. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unless you have inexpensive access to a very fast connection you will just be sub-leasing the hardware. By inexpensive I mean &lt;$7,000/month for your connection and that's just a single connection. You need at least 2 connections to really compete. Of course you will also need hardware and software. Build your own servers are cheap but with no service plan, when one breaks it's a RMA and shipping situation. You will need spares to keep your machines up and running when things fail. Don't forget billing and support staff. The list goes on and on. Unless you have a few hundred grand to invest, you won't be able to compete. Trust me on this one.

--Outlaw.

Xiolablu3
01-18-2007, 08:42 PM
Anyone can host a game of IL2, there are hundreds of Coops go on every night from people in Hyperlobby, and lots of empty servers which I am sure have very good settings/maps.

People who play htis game are very ready to help others and set up games for free.

I cant see how anyone would pay to play IL2, when there are fantastic servers like Warclouds,Winds Of War,Ukdedicated, Historia, Rnzolis COop server out there to play on for free thanks to donations and the goodwill of the hosts.

(Thanks Guys)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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RCAF_Irish_403
01-19-2007, 05:48 AM
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Whirlin_merlin
01-19-2007, 06:07 AM
I have pointed out to a few of the more muppet like on our servers that somebody is actually paying for the thing (ie the admins) and should therefore be treated with a little more respect.
Some of said muppets have been amazed to hear this, where do they think these servers come from?

flakwagen
01-19-2007, 06:10 AM
I remember when the geniuses at EA decided to turn my favorite driving sim into an online only, pay only game. It lasted all of two years after release. They lost a lot of fans. But it's EA- they didn't give a damn.

Flak

rnzoli
01-19-2007, 01:26 PM
i think the creativity and generally speaking, the maturity level of the community around a specific game factors in somehow as well

creative guys will go around things if pressed, dummies just pay the fees if they are hooked

i wonder, is there maybe a threat that game publishers will address younger audiances to draw them into online games with monthly fees? which end up being paid from parents' money anyway?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

A "world's first": fully automatic, dedicated COOP server controller. Features and available servers here (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/intro-coop.html).
http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/the_full_difficulty_COOP_server.JPG (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/intro-coop.html)

TopGunBkk
01-19-2007, 09:41 PM
well the big tp askes for donations or we cant continue......tahts a scam to get money because hes still on.
I would do hundreds of games plus have much more than those free ones like 10 dollars for one year thats reasonable.I take it to the next level...anyway am launching soon not off hyper boring lobby