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What happened to server population
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Joined: 5th Jan 2014
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9th Jan 2014

I recall every night having a full server but the past week it's been pretty empty. any thoughts?


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9th Jan 2014

It's been like that across the boards. We've spent hours trying to seed the last few nights (last night 11 of us in TS seeding). Usually it only takes 4 people to get a full server going in an hour. I think it's people getting back to "real life" from the holidays. Recovering from all that time off. Extra work loads. School just started back too.

It iwll pick back up. It comes and goes in waves. WE sure are trying and still here strong. But the general public has just been MIA.

The trick is to seed as early as possible so that when the general populations gets on after work, they come to our server. If we don't seed until 8pm, most people already found a server.


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9th Jan 2014

This is my first week back from holiday vacation and it is easier to play games for hours when you are not working. Likely the case for many others.
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9th Jan 2014

fair enough on all counts. I still see a great many servers full at 64 at night. must be seeding


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9th Jan 2014

Yeah they start seeding earlier. Go to their server page on GameTracker.com and I bet you will see on the graph that they started off at like 1 in the afternoon. So by the time people get home from work they have a seeded server and more join. If we start at 6pm or 7pm, most people have already settled in to a server and we won't get players. This is why I am so demanding that when a few guys are on in the daytime, start seeding! I even logged my brother in on my iPad as commander to just get one extra player on the server. Gotta do all we can if we want a night with a full server.


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9th Jan 2014

then hopefully "regulars" will like it enough to keep coming on their own does showing ADAPTIVE in the title hurt in any way?


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9th Jan 2014

I think one of our major problems is probably the fact that both servers only show up under "Custom" servers and not normal. I think if that is changed you will see a major increase in player activity as the average person has it preset to "Normal" for server search.
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o wow that defnitley might be true as I have heard ppl state custom doesnt show up much in searches!


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9th Jan 2014

The only way to be in normal mode is to out all the default maps in rotation and get rid of custom ticket counts. So it would be the vanilla 64 conquest large maps only. If you remove even one map or change one setting it goes to custom


Joined: 8th Jan 2014
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9th Jan 2014

There has got to be a way to bypass that... i just did a search for 1-5 free slots and only normal checked and this came up. Its labeled as normal in the search but when you click on the actual server its custom.

SoC Server
Last Edit: 9th Jan 2014 by SISU Yooper
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9th Jan 2014

Sigh and now its back to normal... maybe they have every other map go from custom to normal to keep the server popping up in both search filters?

This server has 2k tickets and is normal... i guess i just dont understand how it runs. These and the =U= Rock servers are always full so there has to be something they are doing to tweak it to show in normal.

UN Server
Last Edit: 9th Jan 2014 by SISU Yooper
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funny u mention U ROCK as thats where i always played as its always full


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9th Jan 2014

Quotefunny u mention U ROCK as thats where i always played as its always full

... ya same here. i have always had the server setting as normal though mostly because i dont want join a server that has damage tweaked and what not. I never realized that left out a lot of other servers.
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9th Jan 2014

You have to have all the maps in to be normal. I will change the maps tonight back to vanilla and reboot the server and I bet you it will show as normal. Though I don't know if any of our adaptive stuff makes it not normal. You also have to remember those servers are full because people seed them. There are thousands of "normal" servers empty. And thousands of custom servers full every day. Ours used to be one. Look at our server rank history. Then the holidays hit and we tanked. We were in the top 99 percentile a few months ago


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QuoteYou have to have all the maps in to be normal.  I will change the maps tonight back to vanilla and reboot the server and I bet you it will show as normal.  Though I don't know if any of our adaptive stuff makes it not normal.  You also have to remember those servers are full because people seed them.  There are thousands of "normal" servers empty.  And thousands of custom servers full every day.  Ours used to be one.  Look at our server rank history.  Then the holidays hit and we tanked.  We were in the top 99 percentile a few months ago

...ya i got ya on that, i just dont get how the SoC server came up as normal but when i clicked on the server page it was labeled as custom. At this point ill login in where ya want me to to get it seeded. It just seems like there is something they are doing that maybe we are missing.
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9th Jan 2014

maybe reach out to them?? worth a shot but yea, we need to seed more


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9th Jan 2014

It's full now. Some of us just spent like 4 hours in it but it is full


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10th Jan 2014

it's 9:34am and =U= Rock ~24/7~ Conquest HELL   is 64/64! wow

how do they do it?


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