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F19_Orheim
04-28-2004, 02:18 PM
I have noticed that the number of players online have drastically decreased after the first weeks of the ACE release. I would think this is due to the "delay" of the dedicated server for ACE, I guess we have gotten spoiled with many smooth servers, and when there are none, people have abandoned the ship!?

Is this a correct observation you think?

If so ... will there be as many online players as before when the dedicated server is released or has those who stopped playing IL2 online moved forward to other games?

Are We this sensitive to "delays" or lack of what we have gotted used to: smooth dedicated servers?

I want to point out that this fact indeed tells us how much these guys who runs dedicated servers 27/7 means to the community... Thank you guys, I hope you haven't abondoned the game.


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F19_Orheim
04-28-2004, 02:18 PM
I have noticed that the number of players online have drastically decreased after the first weeks of the ACE release. I would think this is due to the "delay" of the dedicated server for ACE, I guess we have gotten spoiled with many smooth servers, and when there are none, people have abandoned the ship!?

Is this a correct observation you think?

If so ... will there be as many online players as before when the dedicated server is released or has those who stopped playing IL2 online moved forward to other games?

Are We this sensitive to "delays" or lack of what we have gotted used to: smooth dedicated servers?

I want to point out that this fact indeed tells us how much these guys who runs dedicated servers 27/7 means to the community... Thank you guys, I hope you haven't abondoned the game.


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Xnomad
04-28-2004, 02:34 PM
First of all I miss the F16 server a lot as I liked that one. The Greater Green players are also homeless too at the moment.

Warclouds is ok but even with the settings close to FR I still feel it seems kind of arcade, maybe it's the type of people playing there as there is a lot of TKing, kill stealing and ungentlemanlike (sp?) behaviour and a lot of vulching. Last time I played there, our base was just covered in smoke from all the vulched aircraft and shot down vulchers.

The Virtual pilots server has benefited from F16 being down as it's usually quite full in the evenings now (32 players)

I noticed I fly red a lot more because the 109 20mm guns are too weak and the LA 5 seems to take a lot of punishment so if you can't beat them join them. I can't wait for that patch http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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VW-IceFire
04-28-2004, 02:35 PM
Naa probably just the initial rush...thats when you have the most players. A few leave, most others play a little less each day or week meaning fewer players online at the same time. I doubt overall numbers have dropped off...

They may also be playing single player.

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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-28-2004, 03:09 PM
It would be nice to get back to work with FBdaemon again as that was one of the things I enjoyed playing around with. Lifes getting busy for me of late to so that is also a contributing factor.

I Would have liked a dedicated server sooner but I guess if we get it when the patch comes out it will boost the numbers online again.

Also most of my squadmates are playing the online campaign mode more so maybe that has leached some of the players from the lobby ?

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
04-28-2004, 03:17 PM
Here is a thought Could it be That people are sick of DOGFIGHT servers ?!?!?!

You know? all the vulching, team killing, lag, lack of 'Realness', general silliness that can occur on some public servers. One thing about running a scripted dedicated server I miss was 'to some extent' you could impose certain rulez and regulations timelimits ect. Of course plane set and those rulez are down to the host but maybe just maybe ? Is it time For il2 dogfight modes to Evolve ?