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

Mark J. DeFilippis defilm at acm.org
Sun Aug 21 22:59:28 EDT 2005

I think the story is the same all around.  Honestly, I put up our unranked 
and our clan plays on it, and that draws in 20-30 same as James. But we have
been chatting with clans we are friendly with on TWL and OGL, and many have 
decided to treat it like "BIA" or WOW.  They play here and there, but don't 
support it.

They use our unranked server to work-up their skills, then go out on the
ranked to kick-butt.

I will not buy another $200/mo server just for BF2.  It just isn't that good.
So we wait for COD2 (ANd COD3 has been announced), and God only knows
when DOD:Source will come out, but given the DC  Mod team joined Valve
DOD:Source team nearly a year ago, I suspect it is going to be awesome.

FPS's perhaps with the exception of CS and H/L run 3-4 years before their 
lag off to a point where support is dropped. (Happening to SOF2 now).   I 
don't think
BF2 will even last that long.  Just my 2 cents.  Nice game, poor model.


At 04:30 PM 8/15/2005, you wrote:
>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 has
>>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 curious
>>since we will not run a ranked server and im wondering if any other groups
>>/ clans are doing so successfully?
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