[bf1942] Anyone have a popular non-ranked server?

Brigham Stevens brs at vikingmind.com
Mon Aug 15 17:02:52 EDT 2005

No offense taken... We'll be moving to unranked eventually!
The only thing needed to build a local strong community is good stats!
And of course, CTF mode, or maybe ANY other mode besides conquest, like
a decent objective mode....

luke at techfreak.org wrote:

>Thanks, James. The addition of rank does put some new twists into being an
>admin, huh? Used to be a server was good if it had good ping, CPU, etc as
>you  mention. I want to say to hell with this game, but I'm too stubborn
>and I don't like to lose. I would like to get the edge using mods, etc. I
>say we brainstorm and find some ways to stay in the game.
>No offense to ranked admins - but EA has pitted us non-ranked admins
>against you. I don't like it, but part of my strategy as an admin is now
>how to compete with you. I hope nobody takes offense.
>>Our non ranked server is a wasteland. Back in the day when we ran DC, it
>>used to be full almost 24/7 (it would dip down to about 20 players at
>>about 5am our time, but that was it). We have excellent ping, plenty of
>>cpu, effectively unlimited bandwidth, but it seems the allure of having
>>your name listed on a web page along with thousands of anonymous gamers
>>is just too strong for 99% of the gaming world. We have a group of
>>regulars who play and some nights it gets up to 30 or 40 players, but
>>that's it.
>>We're hoping mods will help, but in the short term, it's very
>>frustrating, especially when we've put time, effort and money into
>>supporting the game in the past. I don't have any expectation it will
>>ever change, so as a group we'll certainly look very carefully at games
>>in the future before committing to them.
>>On 8/15/2005 12:39 PM, luke at techfreak.org wrote:
>>>Hey all,
>>>This seems more and more like the 'ranked' server admins list since EA
>>>worked hard to put us 'non-ranked' admins out to pasture. But, is anyone
>>>here running a non-ranked server that sees much action? I'm jmust
>>>since we will not run a ranked server and im wondering if any other
>>>/ clans are doing so successfully?

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