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Moar differnet servers and better browser - unfa - 05-09-2010

As I play Nexuiz - there are plenty of empty servers with low ping (as for me) But all of them are just the same.

There are so many fun options when running a server: Laser arena, Nex arena, slow motion, low gravity, No Items Xonotic (Nix Nex), jetpack...

There are also fun GameTypes that are not used: ONS, LMS, Rune Match...

Why no one is running servers with those? Or is he? Then - wee need a server browser that makes it possible to easily find those servers.

In-browser server modifications list and description, filters that let anyone find games with minsta enabled or with rocket arena enabled.

Don't know how you guys feel about this, but I would like to be able to find and play with people a Laser Arena low gravity CTF game! But unfortunately I can't run a server on my own.


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - Sepelio - 05-09-2010

Because everyone plays minsta. Thats why there is no room for anything else. No players. Then when you suggest setting up low gravity or nix nex just for a laugh people whine despite the epic fun.

The problem for ONS is a lack of maps I think and a lack of understanding about the game mode. Personally I think we need to make the assault gamemode more popular as it seems to have no maps at the moment.


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - unfa - 05-09-2010

I saw some nice ONS maps we'd need to find all of them and search for some guys who will agree to make their servers run ONS.

I belive that if there will be some servers, and more players - then mappers will start making more ONS maps seeing that they are wanted.

Same applies for Assault with one thing: there is need for at leas two maps for this gametype to be playable Smile


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - Cortez666 - 05-09-2010

there are about 10 ons maps


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - unfa - 05-10-2010

(05-09-2010, 11:51 AM)Cortez666 Wrote: there are about 10 ons maps
That's plenty for a start I'd say.


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - Lee_Stricklin - 05-10-2010

Whatever happened to the once popular grapple hook CTF? Also why the hell does nobody run Onslaught or Key Hunt? I really miss the exhaustion and motion sickness I got from grapple hook CTF.


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - The mysterious Mr. 4m - 05-10-2010

IMO the biggest problem is still lack of players and servers. The main criteria for choosing a server is ping and players. i rarely connect to servers that can hold only few players. The DCC DM servers, for example, allow for up to 8 players, which isn't much, but the ping is acceptable (for me) and they are always occupied. The rest is mostly CTF (i hate it. There should be at least 3 teams.), 1-vs-1 and Nexrun which i just suck at.

It would be cool if a main menu asked you what gamemode you want to play and filter servers and other settings accordingly.
It would also be cool if there was a server with votable game modes.


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - unfa - 05-10-2010

(05-10-2010, 02:49 PM)The mysterious Mr. 4m Wrote: IMO the biggest problem is still lack of players and servers.
I saw there plenty of empty servers. They are just filtered-off by default.

(05-10-2010, 02:49 PM)The mysterious Mr. 4m Wrote: The rest is mostly CTF (i hate it. There should be at least 3 teams.)
Interesting idea Big Grin Triple CTF? Quad CTF?

(05-10-2010, 02:49 PM)The mysterious Mr. 4m Wrote: 1-vs-1 and Nexrun which i just suck at.
I don't know how people can enjoy Race Big Grin

(05-10-2010, 02:49 PM)The mysterious Mr. 4m Wrote: It would be cool if a main menu asked you what gamemode you want to play and filter servers and other settings accordingly.
You can filter by gametype using the browser. But it shows that there aren't any LMS, ONS or AS servers avaiable.

(05-10-2010, 02:49 PM)The mysterious Mr. 4m Wrote: It would also be cool if there was a server with votable game modes.
Interesting idea - I thought about that. - A universal server where most of options can be configured by organised voting Smile


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - PineTrees - 05-10-2010

I have converted alot of my large nexuiz maps to work with ONS.
Omploader is down so I have nowhere to host my maps however.
Anyone want to give me some place to upload my maps?


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - unfa - 05-11-2010

(05-10-2010, 09:04 PM)Trees Wrote: Anyone want to give me some place to upload my maps?
http://www.mediafire.com
http://www.box.net


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - PinkRobot - 05-12-2010

I've just been informed that http://omploader.org is back online.


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - Chryyz - 05-12-2010

You can make as many of these servers as you like. Nobody will play them. The "free FPS" community converges on one or two servers, and takes no initiative to start up a game on another.


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - PinkRobot - 05-12-2010

What about Nexrun/CTS? That hit the ground running and is still going strong.

This proves that not every initiative is hopeless. It just needs to appeal to enough players for a sufficiently long period (for the time it takes for new players to become hooked, before old ones go off to something else).


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - Chryyz - 05-12-2010

(05-12-2010, 06:14 PM)PinkRobot Wrote: What about Nexrun/CTS? That hit the ground running and is still going strong.

This proves that not every initiative is hopeless. It just needs to appeal to enough players for a sufficiently long period (for the time it takes for new players to become hooked, before old ones go off to something else).

If you have 4+ people already sitting on a server because they were informed of it some other way and all agreed to go there... yeah... more people will show up. However, one person sitting on some server alone isn't going to bring anyone in, and empty servers remain empty unless they have some reputation with the players.


RE: Moar differnet servers and better browser - PineTrees - 05-12-2010

Now xonotic has 3 servers. Each has zero players.
The new server is running an alternative config with strengthened weapons.