[bf1942] Players needed to start the game ...

[JiF]Mike jif at mike3d.net
Fri Nov 11 09:14:34 EST 2005

I would suggest patience.  If I were on a 16 player server that suddenly
dropped my connection, I would be looking for another server before yours
restarted.  Most players should know by now that it takes a certain number
of players before a ranked game will start, and many will wait on a good
server.  On our 50 player server it can run below 10 for an hour before
enough show up, but as soon as it gets above that mark, it shoots right up
to the max quickly. I know it's hard to see it empty, but if your server is
stable and on a good pipe they will come.  Stable being the key.  :) 

Good luck!

-----Original Message-----
From: Anton Jansen [mailto:gradius at fmf.nl] 
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:53 PM
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: [bf1942] Players needed to start the game ...

Hi list,

I have noticed that with the ranked server you cannot configure the minimum
number of players needed below a certain number. For instance, if you have a
32 player server, you need 10 people to start the game, with a 16 player
server, you need 6. I can understand that EA wants this to keep the stats a
little bit in check. However, it does make it very difficult to fill up a
ranked server.

The current system we use on our 32 slot server is to start as a 16 player
slot server, wait till it fills up and reboot it as a 32 slot server hoping
that everbody will rejoin .... which is often not the case :-( Is there any
better way todo this? Can we change the maximum number of players supported
by the server without disconnecting all the clients? Or is there some other
way to get around this server player bootstrap problem?

With kind regards,

Anton Jansen

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