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TgD Thunderbolt56
03-31-2004, 08:01 AM
With our home server still running v1.22 in anticipation of the Aces ded srvr, Our squad has been trekking around to some other servers. Like most others we want to fly in a room that has some pilots. God knows it's boring for all involved to fly around the sky looking for the "2" lone enemies.

As a limited experiment last weekend, we were searching for a good place to fly with the settings we wanted and found a room with only the host. There were 5 of us so we jumped in and hoped the other HL surfers would see the room as having some occupancy. Low and behold in less than 30 minutes, there were over 10 pilots with others coming and going regularly.

I know most pilots have a limited time to fly (like me), but take a few minutes if you find a server with desireable settings and give it a chance to fill. You may be happy you did.



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TgD Thunderbolt56
03-31-2004, 08:01 AM
With our home server still running v1.22 in anticipation of the Aces ded srvr, Our squad has been trekking around to some other servers. Like most others we want to fly in a room that has some pilots. God knows it's boring for all involved to fly around the sky looking for the "2" lone enemies.

As a limited experiment last weekend, we were searching for a good place to fly with the settings we wanted and found a room with only the host. There were 5 of us so we jumped in and hoped the other HL surfers would see the room as having some occupancy. Low and behold in less than 30 minutes, there were over 10 pilots with others coming and going regularly.

I know most pilots have a limited time to fly (like me), but take a few minutes if you find a server with desireable settings and give it a chance to fill. You may be happy you did.



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TacticalSkirmsh
03-31-2004, 11:44 AM
I guess this may still be on topic, but what I don't understand is why do so many people go to HL, see that there are already X number of servers with externals on, and even still more with externals with this little thing or that on/off, only to proceed to create yet another server with the same settings.

It would be better for the reasons you mentioned that there was a limited but varied number of servers filled with enough folks to really enjoy.

Please, if you wish to host make sure you're offering the community something different. Otherwise, the server one is really looking is not visible from the list.

My humble 2 cents mates!

Regards

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TgD Thunderbolt56
03-31-2004, 12:25 PM
Agreed. Unless you're starting up a limited plane, passworded server for a particular group, try to find something that's close to what you want and join that one. 10 full servers are HEAPS better than 20 half-full ones



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Zen--
03-31-2004, 12:33 PM
I wish there were more servers with difficult settings and running historical missions.

I get tired of flying a 190 along side a Zero...sort of kills the immersion for me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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TooCooL34
03-31-2004, 12:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zen--:
I wish there were more servers with difficult settings and running historical missions.

I get tired of flying a 190 along side a Zero...sort of kills the immersion for me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

-Zen-<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Wait. Wait until DS is out! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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You can expect something, since I run the server myself. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-31-2004, 12:38 PM
Patience "Zen"ful one. Only a few days and the online wars will enter a new offensive. We've got some "killer" maps/missions on the slate. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif



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Lav69
03-31-2004, 04:21 PM
What is DS, TooCool?

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe, bios 1008
Nvidia nForce 2, Ultra 400 chipset
Antec 430w PS
Athlon XP 3200 (400fsb)
ATI Radeon 9700pro
1024mb Corsair XMS, twin x, pc3200, dual channel
120gb Maxtor, sata 150 - 120gb WD 7200rpm
SB Audigy
Windows XP, home
Saitek X45

westcoastphil
03-31-2004, 06:19 PM
DS is Dedicated Server.

We're awaiting release of the Dedicated Server patch for AEP for GreaterGreen aholics (like meself).

Been flying Sparks (fun) and ForgottenServer.

Westcoastphil=Voxman

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VW-IceFire
03-31-2004, 09:18 PM
In servers I'd like to see three things...if those three things are present I'll fly in them.

1) Historical planesets or at least an eye to balancing the planesets. The Bf109Z does not belong in a 1945 server frankly...it does in a 1946 server (which I'd like to see as well).

2) Mission objectives. Two bases close together and dogfighting it out is boring. Real objectives with an attempt to get teams to make objective based decisions...I'll CAP this area, I'll attack this grid position...etc.

3) An eye to efficiency and ensuring that the server runs smoothly. Use appropriately sized maps and keep the details used to a decent level (ie. lining up 20 He-111Z's or using 20 or more AAA weapons in the same location is nuts - these are FPS killers).

Do these, do some interesting icon settings, and try and keep the external visuals on (I like to see my plane on long journeys across the map) and I'll be flying there alot. As it is, WarClouds, TX on 1.22, and a few others are fun like these are.

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Slammin_
03-31-2004, 09:38 PM
Wow, this is a sucky thread! How about if someone posts an even better thread asking all those empty server admins to take down their servers?

I'd rather see 10 empty servers than no servers.

Quit being so spoiled and picky folks!