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  1. d0ct0r46

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    I'm considering setting up a bf3 server and i'd like to ask the knowledgable folks of this section a couple of questions :)

    1, What server hosting company would you recommend and why ??

    2, After speaking with a few avf members I play bf3 with we've noticed a lack of decent rush only servers. As we like playing rush we thought of having a rush only server with no restrictions, standard tickets and original maps !! What's your thoughts on this ??

    thanks :smashin:
     
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    From our server experience they are Very hard to fill these days
     
  3. Bigbud

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    Last one we ran did really well and was full a lot of the time but its was laggy ! The host was frag net so wondered who Dave used ;)


    Looking at gameservers atm, we obviously need procon and will use metaban and ppb
     
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    We used Killer Creation, they had a cheapo offer on the go so we thought why not

    Edit - i thought it was multiplay my bad ^^
     
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  5. Greg Hook

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    Not wishing to be negative but the servers were a waste of time when we had them. We've tried it and whilst you may get it full a few times, particularly around the release of DLC, the rest of the time it was empty. The amount of hours wasted with just one or two of us trying to get a server going was horrendous.

    But if you do go ahead, let us know and I will add it to the favourites.
     
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    We have used both Killer Creation and Gameservers. Both very good and lag free.

    Popularity depends on what type of server you want.

    64 player conquest with a mix of maps will be a bitch to fill as there are so many.

    Lower the player count easier it is to fill in general because you can get it 2/3 full with friends. Also I'd imagine a rush server or a server with one map would be easier fill.
     
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    On our original one we just left it on metro and it was always full, then when you change it to a different map a few people leave making room for us :D

    Cheers thou Dave, not heard of killer creation :)
     
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    Just to let you guys know a few AVF guys have clubbed together for a new bf3 server and all welcome [​IMG]

    Server


    24/7 Rush, Normal Tickets, Vanilla Maps [​IMG]
     
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    will pop on when i see players on :smashin:
     
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    i'll drop in when i'm next on
     
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    I need to get back to this game. put maybe 5 hrs into it on the avf server - even kicked in a few quid, but have just not got my monies worth. not tried the karkand map at all (was not out last time iplayed thogh i do have it) , and imagine everyone will be so much better than me.

    will i be able to get a game on the avf servers or do you guys all have loads of the map packs?
     
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    Just come and join us mate. We're using adaptive server size which means the size of the server increases as more players join. The reason being that if players just hit quick match in the server menu it automatically finds servers that are nearly full, hence more players......hopefully ;)

    It's just Vanilla (original) maps and no rules (all weapons, explosives, etc, etc) and as players may not have the expansions we're trying not to alienate any players from the server.

    We're still adjusting a few ingame settings, ie, votemap, true balancer etc, but is up and running.

    Hopefully we can get a few avf guys in and any suggestions on game mode, maps, weapons etc can be implemented if we get the server going and the other admins can all agree:thumbsup:
     
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    Servers going well, not been empty since we restarted it last night :D When we get on a quick map change to what we want and a few leave making room for us :smashin:
     
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    Really good server guys, great map and mode choice!!! :thumbsup: Had a few good games on there, was great fun!!! :smashin:
     
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    First time on the server not a great experience. Metro Rush, squad of spawn rapers, mentioned it a few times but sadly nothing done about it. Hopefully an isolated incident and look forward to coming on again when its populated.
     
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    Just can't get the staff these days :D
     
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    Had to eject some gentlemen last night for spawn killing, maybe the same lot. Server population has been up and down, usually full for metro rush but as soon as you change the map it just empties :(

    What is it with playing metro over and over and over again, so boring :(
     
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    Always the same, when we had a server the only way to fill it was metro.

    Sadly metro is **** and it gets tiresome playing it over and over.
     
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    It's an 'instant action' map and let's people gain XP quickly. Makes it easy to use M320 to sit out of danger and get kills easily.
     
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    I apologise as I didn't act quick enough, I hate being spawn raped so know what a ****** experience it can be. :(

    As bud says the only way to fill it is with metro which gets tiresome quickly !! Any suggestions on maps/game mode etc etc ???
     
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    No probs mate. They just needed booting rather than warnings as they appeared to completely ignore anything that was said.

    As for Metro, it's a shame a server needs to have this on all the time to keep it full. I actually like Metro, even Rush, but when we had the AVF server we always had to start it on Metro. You could only really change map when it was completely full. Other than Metro you could try the other popular ones such as Seine and Grand Bazaar.
     
  24. d0ct0r46

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    Yup you're right, lesson learned ;)

    I'll put Seine and Grand Bazaar in the rotation and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion :smashin:
     
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    You'll probably need to make sure it starts on Metro, but try and change to the other maps when its full.
     
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    Could you perhaps have it alternate from Rush to Conquest? If it's only Metro, it would at least be good to play the different modes. It would still be just as full on Metro Conquest.
     
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    Much more fun with a few different maps in the rotation :smashin:. Now about Rush :devil:. Sorry about my poor sniping last nigh but I need the kills.
     
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    You should have joined us in Ts fella :)
     
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    I put Seine & Bazaar in the rotation last night when it was full on metro. It's been full ever since with votemap enabled :thumbsup:

    I'll leave it like that as it's filling the server but if it emptys and stays empty will change it back to metro but alternate between Rush & Conquest if the other admins agree :smashin:
     

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