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#1: No icon Server Updates/Discussion (Old: We have switched to Ranked!) Author: nightmareLocation: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:54 pm
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Server Type: Official

Current Plug-ins Running for Server:
Server Messages (SpamBot): Provides messages to the server every two and a half minutes.
Swear Logger (Procon Rulz): Warns users using racial slurs, then logs the players information to be reviewed by an admin.
Admin Notification (Notify Me): Notifies Admins when someone uses a racial slur.  Also allows users to request admin help by using @calladmin <message>

Change log:
No changes have been made at this time.

Donator News:
All current donators are set to expire on March 1, 2014.  We will be coming up with some new donator perks soon.


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#2: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: hobo_armyLocation: Alberta, Calgary PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:37 am
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Super Special AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

lol sitting in the server right now... just keeping the batter seat warm x.x

#3: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Nickenstein PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:54 pm
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I'll be sitting in later on to help it stay active.

(As was predicted, the impact of not having the quick-join traffic is huge.)

#4: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: hobo_armyLocation: Alberta, Calgary PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:07 pm
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o well. needs to run a couple of more months plus Dice needs to get their heads out of their rectums!

#5: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: nightmareLocation: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:40 pm
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Had to restart about an hour ago.  About half the people came back after I announced I was resetting so not bad I suppose.

#6: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: -=EC=-GimpLocation: Chicago PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:55 am
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11 P.M. Chicago time and its been running nearly full.  We just need a little determination....and zero bad luck.

#7: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: hobo_armyLocation: Alberta, Calgary PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:45 am
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Maybe two more months and then there would be enough people built up to keep the joining to the awesome level.

Also couldn't hurt if dice actually fixed the game.

#8: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Nickenstein PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:05 am
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Real life shite got in the way last night forcing me to renegue on my earlier promise.

I will endeavour to find some time to be active in the server at various points over the weekend, though. :)

From what Gimpo said, it sounds like quite a few people have actually been reading the in-game message and adding EC-BF4 to their BattleNet favourites list, which is very good to see! :)



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hobo_army wrote (View Post):
Also couldn't hurt if dice actually fixed the game.


A somewhat unfair appraisal imo.
(It's not just you, Hobo. It seems the whole internet is aflame with such statements. So consider this rebuttal as a response to the masses making similar statements and not you personally.)

EA, as the publisher, hold the purse strings and set the deadlines. EA's faceless marketing division in a boardroom somewhere forced the game onto the market in time for Christmas sales and to compete with the concurrent COD-Ghosts release. DICE are the developers (a bunch of humble folk like you or I, frantically working overtime at a massive task-list and barely seeing their families), not the marketeers. DICE knew it wasn't ready, and that there where many bugs yet to be fixed, but their hands are tied by EA. DICE have made (and are still working very hard on) a truly fantastic game and should be applauded for it. They are not in charge of how it gets rolled out to the masses.
(This rant sponsored by my many years working as a frustrated/overworked games programmer, under the thumb of arsehole publishers.)  ;D

PPS - I said "hard on". Fnaarrr. Wink

#9: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: hobo_armyLocation: Alberta, Calgary PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:20 am
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Nickenstein wrote (View Post):
Real life shite got in the way last night forcing me to renegue on my earlier promise.

I will endeavour to find some time to be active in the server at various points over the weekend, though. :)

From what Gimpo said, it sounds like quite a few people have actually been reading the in-game message and adding EC-BF4 to their BattleNet favourites list, which is very good to see! :)



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hobo_army wrote (View Post):
Also couldn't hurt if dice actually fixed the game.


A somewhat unfair appraisal imo.
(It's not just you, Hobo. It seems the whole internet is aflame with such statements. So consider this rebuttal as a response to the masses making similar statements and not you personally.)

EA, as the publisher, hold the purse strings and set the deadlines. EA's faceless marketing division in a boardroom somewhere forced the game onto the market in time for Christmas sales and to compete with the concurrent COD-Ghosts release. DICE are the developers (a bunch of humble folk like you or I, frantically working overtime at a massive task-list and barely seeing their families), not the marketeers. DICE knew it wasn't ready, and that there where many bugs yet to be fixed, but their hands are tied by EA. DICE have made (and are still working very hard on) a truly fantastic game and should be applauded for it. They are not in charge of how it gets rolled out to the masses.
(This rant sponsored by my many years working as a frustrated/overworked games programmer, under the thumb of arsehole publishers.)  ;D

PPS - I said "hard on". Fnaarrr. Wink


Interesting... I never really thought about it on that side. I guess that's why ME3 came out  messed up on launch day.

O well it just proves how immature I am lol.

#10: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Nickenstein PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:37 pm
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hobo_army wrote (View Post):
just proves how immature I am lol.


And how grumpy I am on early mornings. Wink

#11: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: hobo_armyLocation: Alberta, Calgary PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:03 am
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Nickenstein wrote (View Post):
hobo_army wrote (View Post):
just proves how immature I am lol.


And how grumpy I am on early mornings. Wink


*sob* I was all alone... on huge maps of all things! I was getting practice in sniping pigeons because it was that empty! Crying or Very sad

#12: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: nightmareLocation: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:19 pm
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Tweaked the auto balancer today.
* Used a template which should keep teams fair (says 90% of games are a 200 ticket difference tops).  
* Added all members and donators to the whitelist.  You'll never get switched.
* Need a list of frequent players to add to a list so they won't get switched unless absolutely necessary.
* Also need a list of frequent players that will ONLY fly jets, helicopters, etc. for killcounts.

Also, adjusted the latency kicker a slight bit.  
* Max ping is now at 300 ping.  Checks 30 times, with a max of 50% ping checks >300 required before kicking.

Anything else I should add at this time?

#13: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: hobo_armyLocation: Alberta, Calgary PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:08 pm
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Well its been dead quiet on the server. as much as I hate to say it... I recommend switching to official mode.

#14: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: nightmareLocation: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:32 pm
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I went a head and made the switch for some weekend traffic.

#15: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Spacepotato PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:54 pm
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Server is quite full now, so I guess we'll have to put up with asshats. Perhaps some of us should petition or email EA to have some kick control or votekick function.

#16: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Nickenstein PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:25 am
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Spacepotato wrote (View Post):
email EA


HAaahhahaahaaa!!

Good one, Spud!  Wink

#17: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Spacepotato PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:51 am
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You'd get just as much use from your keyboard by shitting on it and wiping your ass with it, but there really isn't much else to do unless enough of the community complains for functionality...

#18: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: hobo_armyLocation: Alberta, Calgary PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:52 am
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Petitioning in the past with gaming companies have not worked in the past. If only they would listen to the customers once in a while...

Well I guess we could start a petition post on their forums. Anyone interested? I know these functions were vastly available all from bf3 to way back?

#19: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: hobo_armyLocation: Alberta, Calgary PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:22 pm
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Server being really gay right now with the Queue line. how fun!

#20: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Spacepotato PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:15 am
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Well, at least we have a line now whereas the last 1.5 weeks it's been completely empty. We dropped from 35th to 270th in server rank....

#21: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Nickenstein PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:24 am
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Spacepotato wrote (View Post):
We dropped from 35th to 270th in server rank....


Yeah, that quick-play traffic is _all_ of the traffic.

We should maybe do a new experiment...

Switch to 'Ranked' each Wednesday, and only for the duration of Wednesday. To see what percentage of quick-play players are taking note of the 'add to favs' message. (This way, we would also keep the heavy traffic over weekends and possibly entice more peeps to favourite the server.)

#22: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: nightmareLocation: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:30 am
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Just an update, as of now, we are able to ban people from the server, which I have been doing for excessive use for racial slurs and disrespect toward players (after 2 warnings).  We can do this by adding their IP to the servers firewall.  They will be kicked out after about one minute and will not be allowed to rejoin.  There are 10 slots for this.  I do not know if it increases as I add more, but we will find out soon enough.  I am not catching everyone, since I'm not on all the time.  The current notification system is only sending out player names, so I will try to find one that gives me IPs.  Just figured I'd keep everyone updated on the situation.  At least we have some sort of control over the server.

#23: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: Felsine PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:40 am
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awesome, there are some real punks on late in the evening that just seem to want to troll people. most ignore it and they get tired and leave....have seen the warnings flash up lately though. good to know someone is watching out!

#24: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: nightmareLocation: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:54 am
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The warnings are automatic, in an attempt to scare people, which seems to be working mostly.

#25: No icon Re: We have switched to Ranked! Author: nightmareLocation: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:10 am
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Update again:
If you see anyone using excessive racial slurs or disrespect toward players, please use this command:
@calladmin OffendingPlayerNameHere
I will receive their a list of everyone on the server and I can review the chat logs and will be able to ban them.

I will be modifying the server messages tomorrow to let everyone know how to do it.

#26: No icon Re: Server Updates/Discussion (Old: We have switched to Rank Author: Spacepotato PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:20 pm
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And I'll sit on my ass.

#27: No icon Re: Server Updates/Discussion (Old: We have switched to Rank Author: nightmareLocation: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:28 pm
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I've modified the original post to reflect the current server state.

As a side note, I have found a way to automatically log players using excessive racial slurs.  You can still use the @calladmin <messagehere> command.



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