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Old 01-23-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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New Server?

Looking to get a server going. I want to get something prepared for the new arrivals to FF.

I've played a couple different servers, and all seem to change maps a lot, and notnecessarily the best maps.

I would like to get a 20+ slot server, thats 24x7 2fort/well. Something familiar for TFC & TF2 players.

If less than 14 players, stays on 2fort. If it reaches 16 players, Well comes into rotation. If it hits 18 players, dustbowl comes into rotation.

If player numbers drop, it goes back to 2fort / well on next rotation.

I have worked out a deal with GameServers.com, and they will be doing a promotion in a few weeks for FF when we do our marketing campaign, they'll be offering 25% off all FF servers.

I can most likely get the discount now. I am looking for 2-3 other admins to come in on this with me.

Total cost would be $15/month. So if we got 3 people, $5/month is pretty damn cheap.

Contact me via pm if interested.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:55 AM   #2
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Awesome shit that we're getting more servers. If we see a good enough spike in activity, I might consider getting a server of my own...maybe.

However, please don't put well on. It's just not that good a map in FF...too enclosed, and snipers are more obnoxious than ever on that map. 2fort's okay, though, and dustbowl is always fun!

Maybe avanti as well?
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THink back to your TFC pub-nub days.... All I did was snipe on well, thats what got the addictive juices flowing in my veins. We can put a limit of 2 snipers per team. Should keep everyone happy. Always gives spy something fun to do!

Are you interested in splitting cost ray?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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However, please don't put well on. It's just not that good a map in FF...too enclosed, and snipers are more obnoxious than ever on that map. 2fort's okay, though, and dustbowl is always fun!
As much as I love Well on TFC, FF's really isn't a great replacement. I'm thinking maybe 2morforever, or Openfire. I honestly wish Crossover was a better recreation of it's TFC forefather.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:39 AM   #6
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Holy shit yes, cz2 is the shits. I'd still like to see a cz2_classic, but it's one of those maps that's not played enough. Also, ff_tiger.

And absolute - I'll think about it. Again, depends on how many people we get playing this game.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:44 AM   #7
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FF is missing a decent badlands map. It was my favorite and most played map in TFC(Including 2fort and well) and someone should really get on that, like right now.

The current badlands is terrible.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:33 AM   #8
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No shit, eh? It looks -amazing-, and runs fairly well for how nice it is, but all the extra additions like the fifty billion ways into the flag room...it just ruins it. A lot of the "ports" over to FF have that problem. They add too much stuff when it was fine the way it was. It's nice to try to freshen it up, but...

Don't fix what isn't broken, honestly.
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Well might not be the best map, but you need to consider new players. Small, cramped maps are perfect, because then new players can easily spam and get kills, and maps that encourage engineer and sniper are always good.

Consider that it is also one of the classic TF maps and appears in both TFC and TF2.

I say we need simple maps. Xpress, 2fort, well, dustbowl are good ones.

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Xpress looks like a pile.

Looks like it was ported form the original Q1 with no updates. We need to dress to impress. It's like wearing jeans from highschool out on a first date.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #11
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Xpress looks like a pile.

Looks like it was ported form the original Q1 with no updates. We need to dress to impress. It's like wearing jeans from highschool out on a first date.
You are thinking of the qwtf port, the one we played a few days ago. There is also a FF xpress with good graphics.
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xpress is an example of a map that is way too small and doesn't give the feel of a decent public map, especially for newcomers.

Maps that should always be on a regular pub server:

aardvark
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badlands(not FF's badlands)
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maybe 2fort

I also agree with Iggy that Crossover needs a makeover. It needs to have the same feel as the TFC version.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:10 AM   #14
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If you're looking for a good xpress-like map that's not xpress, try out ff_dkagn_b5. It's got giant houses instead of the battlements, so it's a little more defendable while also covering you a bit from the gay sniper fire that xpress always has.

If nobody else can find it uploaded somewhere, I can put it up. I don't have the lua, though a standard lua would prolly work.

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lol dont put ff_dkagn_b5 on it, it sucks :<

raynian could you upload it for me and send it through steam?

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The characteristics that make a good pub map are: A small yard, and spawns close to the yard. Don't kid yourself if you think new players are actually going to OvD. To new players, playing = yard deathmatch.

An example of a map that has both these characteristics is 2fort. The spawns are extremely close to the yard, the map is extremely simple, and the yard itself is small and fairly varying, so its fun to play.

xpress is also another good example. You spawn right next to the yard, the yard is fairly small (width wise) and simple.

Aardvark is an awful pub map. Although you spawn close to the yard, the yard is waaaaay too big, and the map itself is fairly complex (obviously its just go up the big ramp, but theres tons of worthless routes underneath the big ramp, and the water entrance, which just confuses new players).

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THink back to your TFC pub-nub days.... All I did was snipe on well, thats what got the addictive juices flowing in my veins. We can put a limit of 2 snipers per team. Should keep everyone happy. Always gives spy something fun to do!

Are you interested in splitting cost ray?
Oh ya, i remember joining a well server just to wait for a sniper spot to open up... Oh newbs are so funay
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Oh ya, i remember joining a well server just to wait for a sniper spot to open up... Oh newbs are so funay
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is there some new marketing campaign going on?


because if i didnt know better only 10 people play this game. or at least thats as full as i have ever seen any server basically talos or ot but we dont go to ot for reasons i dont need to explain.

i just reinstalled this. last time i played was over 2 years ago. on one hand im glad people still play... on the other, its sad you cant even get a full server. this game still has better control and mechanics than any fps out there.

it just needs people
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because if i didnt know better only 10 people play this game. or at least thats as full as i have ever seen any server basically talos or ot but we dont go to ot for reasons i dont need to explain.

i just reinstalled this. last time i played was over 2 years ago. on one hand im glad people still play... on the other, its sad you cant even get a full server. this game still has better control and mechanics than any fps out there.

it just needs people

I've gotta ask you, where did you get this magically number '10', I wanna see a creditable source.

Until then, this game has roughly 100 players. Daily I see 4vs going on, so thats a minimal of 9(which includes me spec whoring). That doesn't include the others who are AFKin.

For pubs, I see OT fill up 20 a lot, I know more than 20 people who play at OT. So, this magically 'ten' is false.

Wanna see servers filled up all day? Tell your friends about the game, force the bitches to install it and play a few times. If they refuses, rape their families with honey badgers. They seriously don't care what they rape.
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