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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:10 am
by Primal ShadoW
commercialise it then ;)

but what dread mentioned earlier is true. if a new player gets shot time after time without getting a single kill, hes very likely to leave the server and quit the game/find a different (easier) server to play at. we cant do much about that though, but since ukcs is such a frindly server, that might be a factor that makes ppl stay.

also, salerno is imo a good map, so again it's a matter of personal opinion whether or not to remove a map. if we were to remove one, at least make a vote, democracy ftw :)

one way to get #1 started is to invite everyone on your friends list, even if it's ppl you don't know, ppl youve had pcw's against etc etc, someone is almost bound to join. a little challenge for us guys, lets keep this server running ;)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:20 am
by Volkan^
Yik wrote:It's really only the people bothering to start it up that populates the server, not the map



and the last time you bothered was....

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:31 am
by TC
A reminder of the history...

We had DoD#1 as a mix of custom & valve, and was pretty much full all of the time.

We introduced DoD#2, same maps, but with FF on always as the twist

Nobody played on DoD#2, tried various things, nothing

Changed it to Kalt Only when that map came out, was very popular for a few weeks. (At this time DoD#1 still most popular)

Tried Avalanche, played for a bit and died out

Tried Donner, nobody played on it for about 3 months

Big push on forums to get people to use it and the result was everyone stopped played on the Valve/Custom DoD#1 and ONLY played donner, rather than splitting across both.

Now here we are with people still on Donner and mostly reluctant to start up DoD#1, preferring to play on other server's that already have players on them rather than building up our one with the attitude "I'll come on it once its filled up". Also known as "I'll make it somebody else's problem". Unfortunately, thats the most unhelpful and self defeating approach that can be had.

I think the players who have been helping DoD#1 get populated are the salt of the earth - top UKCS members. Good work Guys :D You're creating a server you have say over and can build up how you like.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:58 am
by Yik
Volkan^ wrote:
Yik wrote:It's really only the people bothering to start it up that populates the server, not the map



and the last time you bothered was....


i think it was after i found out i wasnt getting vip.


oh no wait....

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:17 am
by Primal ShadoW
TC wrote:Big push on forums to get people to use it and the result was everyone stopped played on the Valve/Custom DoD#1 and ONLY played donner, rather than splitting across both.


and thats whats happening now. BIG push on the forums to start populating #1. hopefully, donner will still be as popular. keep this going for a few weeks, and im sure we'll see #1 easily filling up.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:51 am
by White Dove
Volkan and Yik if you want to fight then take it onto DoD#1 :P


I will make an effort and I know 12-15 others that'll do the same but we need more, so regs it's time to we started to make it work again, if your first on then your first on, it wont be long unti other regs join :wink:


This is just a thought...TC, is it possible to give vip slots for the following month to X amount of players that have been on the server 1 the most as it shows they are making the effort and should be rewarded for it, it's not so much a bribe but more an asentive, as I say, it's just a thought.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:03 pm
by TC
The problem with wanting to offer VIP for those that help is its hard to determine who should be given it other than people putting up their hands which will raise disputes. Theres about 200 people who have played on and off on DoD#1 and VIP is no use if everyone has it. DoD#1 also isn't gettng full at the moment so VIP isn't needed, and to give VIP to DoD#2 kind of defeats the point.

The reward for getting the 2nd server alive and healthy with a growing player base should be the satisfaction of having 2 great servers to play on with your mates, and the ability to help refine it via these forums where you are known - not some server you just play on as an outsider.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:08 pm
by Volkan^
dove you up for a game tonight?
ill get the HC boys on hopefully..

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:40 pm
by DeanX
ive tried playing, but i just cant do it :( i suck sooo much and had no idea what was going on, i suppose being drunk at the time didnt help neither tho lol.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:44 pm
by White Dove
TC wrote:The problem with wanting to offer VIP for those that help is its hard to determine who should be given it other than people putting up their hands which will raise disputes. Theres about 200 people who have played on and off on DoD#1 and VIP is no use if everyone has it. DoD#1 also isn't gettng full at the moment so VIP isn't needed, and to give VIP to DoD#2 kind of defeats the point.

The reward for getting the 2nd server alive and healthy with a growing player base should be the satisfaction of having 2 great servers to play on with your mates, and the ability to help refine it via these forums where you are known - not some server you just play on as an outsider.
If you went by longest time on DoD#1 (only) for the month, need to be registered on forum and vip only applies to DoD#1 for following month that might get ones to stay on #1 and not change as you they never know, next month could be busy and that's when they will reap the reward.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:50 pm
by White Dove
Volkan^ wrote:dove you up for a game tonight?
ill get the HC boys on hopefully..
You know me, when not working or eating then I'm playing, I'm off tonight...wahay :D so let the games begin :D


Btw what happened to you the other night when you, Ring and myself where on just......muhahahah :P :wink:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:54 pm
by White Dove
DeanX wrote:ive tried playing, but i just cant do it :( i suck sooo much and had no idea what was going on, i suppose being drunk at the time didnt help neither tho lol.
I suck but still play and yeah drink might not help. Have another crack at it. It's always good picking on the new kid :twisted:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:03 pm
by juff
DeanX wrote:ive tried playing, but i just cant do it :( i suck sooo much and had no idea what was going on, i suppose being drunk at the time didnt help neither tho lol.


Yeah, give it another go Dean. At least you had an excuse for your performance :wink: I'm bad but have no excuses :?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:05 pm
by [FIN]JackBauer
DeanX wrote:ive tried playing, but i just cant do it :( i suck sooo much and had no idea what was going on, i suppose being drunk at the time didnt help neither tho lol.


Get on when there's bout 6-7 UKCS regulars. We tend to fool around more than play until we get more players. Loads of fun everytime! :D

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:31 pm
by RLCrazyCat3
agreed ^_^

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:15 pm
by cmdr vimes
jacks right you find the right mix of regulars when servers quie t and theres just a muck around but those guys will also be willing to play and help you get better tbh helped me no end in the begining and same with css for me

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:34 pm
by Flawless
Melee and nade fights are made of win, until someone *cough* sion*cough* ruins it :P

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:32 pm
by Nelsaidi
Hmm, why cant we have the Valve maps only, so we can vote, i love so much valve maps tbh (ive only played valve maps :P)

keep donner a low count server and introudce valve maps and voting to the server.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:45 pm
by RLCrazyCat3
i say keep the mix of costoms and valve, the costoms bring flavour to the server

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:06 pm
by mil_k ma_n