Late Night Servers.

Kiwi

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OK I hope I can make myself coherent here. As I usually am not:facewall:

Since I have moved back to NZ, for the summer, I am now playing during the late night/early morning (US Time). The earliest I can get on during the week is around 3am Eastern time. During this time the servers start to empty out. Most die except for Ava.

Last night. being Sunday around 9PM for me (5AM EST). I hop'd on to find all eGO servers dead except for Ava which had a waiting list. So I decided to try and start Donner. I was playing for a few hours with 10 or less player. I also jumped into Ava to try and get a few members to help fill it. I kinda got annoyed/frustrated that nobody wanted to help (there was one reg pubber who did help out). We as a community should work together to keep our servers alive. at about 12am my time the server started to fill up again, so I decided to get some Z's because I had an early start to work.

We (eGO) want to have servers which are active all the time, right? So if members who are in a server which is full and a waiting list, could think about helping start a different server. Because the server they are on doesn't need help. I do realize that we can't always help tho.

Sorry I dont think this has come out how I wanted it too. It wasn't meant to be a rant, just a reminder that we should work together as a community.
This all sounded better when I was out working :(


[added as I forgot this earlier. I remembered when working]
Also, Do people have suggestions to help keep people playing when the server gets low?
eg. Smetimes, on Donner, when there is less than 8 players we make it that there is not to be a winning capture. This is because one team can dominate and win in like 2mins, causing the other team to all rage quit, effectivley killing the server.

Cheers,
Kiwi
 
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Kiwi

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Try starting up the server by inviting friends and such
Yeah I would. But because I am on at such odd ball hours atm its harder.

All I wanted to say is, that if there was one server packed and another that needs help, We should try and get it going. Not just play on the full server b/c its our favorite. Am I wrong on this? or should we just keep the full servers waiting list?

Also any tips to keep people playing on eGO servers, when the population gets down? Because it seems thats what ill be doing in the next month or so.

Cheers,
Kiwi
 

jordychrist

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i know i almost only play from midnight to around 6am (CST). it is always dead on the other servers. i have tried many times to invite people, get people to stay in another server but in the end it almost never works. if you switch to donner and sit in there for a couple hours. you may get a few people popping in and out. i even got a game going with about 8 people. it is hard to keep them in there though with a low number of people.

people want action and an empty server doesnt offer much.

add me on steam and we can try to start up a server together. it may be a little easier with two people playing opposite teams.















j.c.
 

ronpaul

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All I wanted to say is, that if there was one server packed and another that needs help, We should try and get it going. Not just play on the full server b/c its our favorite. Am I wrong on this? or should we just keep the full servers waiting list?

Also any tips to keep people playing on eGO servers, when the population gets down? Because it seems thats what ill be doing in the next month or so.

Cheers,
Kiwi
We should try and keep all the servers populated, but pulling players from one server to populate another seems self-defeating. Empty servers with 10-15 players can die in an instant (victory caps, map change, unbalanced teams), but it takes a lot to go wrong for a full avalanche server to empty out; we shouldn't help it along by disconnecting and joining a dead or near-dead server, we should stay as long as possible and keep the surviving servers full. Jordy's right, it's a lot harder to fill a server up than it is to keep a server full. I see what you mean, though, if people are waiting to join a full server they might as well stop by an emptier one to try and help it out.

One suggestion, however, is finding Advisors to send Steam announcements to help fill up a server, or using the ShoutBox to do the same, and building a friends list of players in your timezone. It won't work every time, but it may provide the spark needed to keep the server chugging for another hour or two.

We also can't really force people to adhere to impromptu rules. If people agree to knife only it's perfectly acceptable but we can't enforce or punish them if players choose to break those rules.
 
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