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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 12:06 AM
OK Ok ..I am just want to see YOUR honest opinions.. this way a HOST can be critiqued and YES be improved!! This is a simple list of YOUR Favorite server.

CRITERIA:

1) Rank your "Top 5" choices based on YOUR experience. EX. amount of players, competition level, good or bad balance of teams, connection and finaly your suggestions (optional)

2) Rate the "Top 5" based on the level of toughness. in order from 1 to 5. These are based on the hardest server you ever flown in.


3) All can participate from the easiest to hardest.

RULES:

1) Honest opinions without SLANDERING any INDIVIDUALS or SQUADRONS

SUMMARY:

I choose to post this so all who gets involved in our "community" can find the Right server for their enjoyment!

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 12:06 AM
OK Ok ..I am just want to see YOUR honest opinions.. this way a HOST can be critiqued and YES be improved!! This is a simple list of YOUR Favorite server.

CRITERIA:

1) Rank your "Top 5" choices based on YOUR experience. EX. amount of players, competition level, good or bad balance of teams, connection and finaly your suggestions (optional)

2) Rate the "Top 5" based on the level of toughness. in order from 1 to 5. These are based on the hardest server you ever flown in.


3) All can participate from the easiest to hardest.

RULES:

1) Honest opinions without SLANDERING any INDIVIDUALS or SQUADRONS

SUMMARY:

I choose to post this so all who gets involved in our "community" can find the Right server for their enjoyment!

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 01:31 AM
my vote is for Greater Green:

good points:

my ping (37 average)
the settings
the friendly players
the many maps
always packed
their stats of every player on thier homepage so you can see how well you're doing

bad points:
always packed

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 04:05 AM
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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 04:10 AM
Simple. The one you enjoy the most. What one person thinks to be the best may not be the best for another. So your favorite would equal the best server IMO.
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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 04:43 AM
Ok.. here's what I'll do to set the example of this thread

#1 #401&402 Canadian-. Fun games, always good attitudes and the competitition is nice. Host is in control and has the knack to kicking rule breakers on the spot, no questions asked. Nice maps but sometimes lacking good connection

#2 <AFJ>- Great competition , nice server, yet lacks teamwork whenever it boils down to business. Usualy <AJF> will just hang in the air too long and just boom and zoom ya to death..(gets boring after awhile) BONUS is they have TWO servers!! Both are intense. Fun server little lag but ego sometimes gets in the way.

#3 JG27- well-rounded and offer a nice server without too much bias towards zoom and boom or turn & burn dogfighting. Great balance and never a foul word is said

#4 Greatergreen- the hotshots of hyperlobby, tough as nails and offer the extreme in both skill level and just flat out exhausting hardest at my current skill level

#5 Slammin- Fun times to get away from the squadron type element and think independant and go that route. Minus Bad lag and poor ethics from some individuals. Plus side is the server spoon feeds ya all kinds of stats and you normally find it as a resort to fly different aircraft



TOP 5

#1 Greatergreen
#2 VFC
#3 IMS
#4 =FA=
#5 HA

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 04:56 AM
I won't order them, because fun is fun, but here are my favorites in no particular order:

VFC host: lots of fun and my recent place to go

Asscat Server: lots of familiar faces and quick action

Virtual pilots: good settings; easy to sneak up on someone /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

There are many others, but I forget. These are the recent ones and, if you like the settings I do, then try them out/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 07:39 AM
i have most fun in 1 AFJ MASTIFF , 2 SLAMMIN., 3....i dont need a third....those two are on every day

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:24 AM
Well Im going to vote for our server LOL Its in the UK which might be why no one has given it a thumbs up yet, its also on Ubicom not HL.

www.battle-fields.com (http://www.battle-fields.com) is its name its always full or almost (24 player dedicated) We run Fbdaemon maps on it and i get a ping of 30 on it and its hosted remotely.

I dont play on any others so I cant comment.

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:59 AM
Currently, VirtualPilots.

Because:

- limited choice of aircrafts
- no map cheat navigation icon
- realistic map
- no this boring 1200 light setting
- friendly attitude of the players


I just hope that these Finish guy will also propose from time to time some other servers with the same settings, for instance a Europe-limited one (USAAF against Luftwaffe) or a Pacific one (USAAF against Japan).

Cheers,

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 10:31 AM
OOps sorry bout' the #2 spot. I accidently left out the Squad which was <AFJ>

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:17 AM
I want a server with the bases a little further from each other than usual. Maybe like the very corners of a dogfight map. Not too much flak in the bases, maybe 2-8 guns but definitely no ships or wirbelwinds, they ruin the game and lag... Ground targets are fun to destroy with Stukas and stuff.

"Vulching" should be allowed or banned completely. I hate those servers where "bombers" are allowed to attack ground only and then you got these IL-2s strafing everywhere while the FW190s struggle to get up with their bombs (because they aren't allowed to use guns). It makes no sense! Besides, a random strafe attack is far from vulching. Vulching is at worst when a plane hovers above the base waiting for you to take off so he can shoot you and claim that it is not vulching because you were off the ground, great! I thought vultures go for the easy 'kills'. So following a damaged plane and waiting for it to land so you can shoot it is vulching in my opinion, too. On many servers it isn't bad at all. Good lord if you attack ground with a BF-109E4/B though... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif You get the boot. At the same time a Pe8 can park in your base and use it's gunners to kill your team on the ground and it's OK! I've seen this happen but it was a Stuka that landed though. If vulching is allowed, in any form, then there should always be more than 1 airfield per side or otherwise you will not be able to take off. This is a common mistake on many servers such as Slammin.

I prefer a planeset that has some balance but sense, too. It feels a bit silly to fly Yak-3 among FW190s against La5s and BF109s. You get the picture... Some of the late Russian planes are a bit toooo good. Maybe La-7s and Yak-3 could be dropped out along with the experimental stuff and jets (MiG-3U, Me262, BI-1, Yak-9K...). Me262 is simply too good...

I like externals, 1 kilometre icons (at max), no cockpit or cockpit, I don't care... Speedbar, map path.. I criticize the fact that inside the cockpit you can't move your head and looking around is all in all very unintuitive.

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 12:28 PM
Frankly: any server i can join and get my hands on the P-47 D-10.


Other than that, GreaterGreen is, and always has been, my place of residence. Started flying there because of the 25 ping i got, and never looked back... just so happens it infact is the best server now /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 03:07 PM
Hello, these are my choices http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

1. The server "Perrenegger" Hyperlobby/Ubi, I think for 8-12 players full difficulty cockpit on, connection excellent. I think this is the best of all servers, I would not change anything about it, it has bases a moderate distance apart but also a designated fighting area for the combat to take place which also includes ground targets. Toughness (1 being lowest) I give this server 5.

2. The servers ran by 401/402 Cdn Squadron, Hyperlobby, up to 12 players, excellent connection, cockpit on/off very tough and very difficult to break free from the swirling fights, you can find a fight only a few mins after take off but don't expect it to be easy, excellent hosts, polite and fair, I rate this as 5 but would also like to say that this is the best "Squad" server I have yet seen, and the host is always present to control fair play.

3. The Server Virtual Pilots 1 and 2 Hyperlobby, cockpit on 32 players excellent connection, always plenty of pilots with a nice choice of flight time and action, large areas between bases. plentiful ground targests with air combat usually over the targets, very nice feeling of being part of a big plan, I rate this as 4.

4. The TX servers Hyperlobby/Ubi, (have not seen them for about 2 weeks), variable connection quality, cockpit on/off. up to 32 players, I rate them as 4 but I don't know if they will be back, or have changed the server setups ?.

5. The server "Slammin" Hyperlobby, cockpit off up to 32 players, connection is variable, great fun and always lots of players there, I rate this as 3 but its nice to go there just for fun..

I would like to add that the overiding factor in all my choices is the connection!, if it is unacceptable then I would leave ... usualy I don't find out until I enter and make my first flight http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. I fly on Hyperlobby or Ubi.

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Message Edited on 10/18/0302:10PM by Yum_Yum

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 03:29 PM
Well i would have to say

|FAST|_OC3 and |FAST|_T1 servers at Hyperlobby. |FAST|_OC3 was at UBI previously but has been moved to Hyperlobby. Why, because i admin them http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 06:18 PM
#1 VFC

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 08:32 PM
I enjoy 401/402Cdn server. Decent connection when joining there N American server, But I am UK based and I find the ones run by 402PORKY and 402LYNX excellent for me.great connection.
Both good hosts, Polite and run the game fair you break the rules and they remove you, that to me shows their strength, no idiots spoiling their games, other hosts take note.Allways good maps bit of something for everyone

WELL DONE 401/402Cdn

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:27 PM
TO the gent who posted about the TX servers...

They will in fact, return /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Keep on the lookout for them.... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:43 PM
I don't think that there can be "the best server". Peoples' tastes and needs differ too much.

In my opinion a good server...

...allows good fights.
...therefore it won't interrupt all good dogfights every 20-40 minutes or so ("Red won - New Map Loading" /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif ) If I want to play a different scenario every few minutes, I can go to a different server.
...gives both teams well-balanced and varied plane sets.
...will take into account that some planes have an unfair advantage because of overmodelling or simplified damage modelling, and that therefore it's not always "realistic" to use the types of aircraft that were used in the real battles.
...will announce the mission type/year in the short description on Hyperlobby.
...may have a realistic scenario or
...may have fun fights with identical plane sets for both teams.
...won't try to please everybody. It's not possible.

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 01:56 AM
Ok , Back to basics.. The post is intended to grasp a better understanding or YOUR personal favorites and rate them ... NO reading in between the lines.
Some wrote some great information and those few gave me great insight of what I may be missing in other servers
Apologies to AJF because when I named your server, the html crap voids it out !!.. keep posting , Let me know what is out there in both hyperlobby and UBI ~S~

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:00 PM
Thankyou for the kind words. Its nice to know that there are Squadded pilots out there and indepnedents that enjoy our servers. We do run them tight and fair. people that **** the 401 402 are probably the people we all hate to see in a game that teamkill etc etc etc...THANKS AGAIN AND CHEERS!


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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:14 PM
GreaterGreen without a doubt. Cool people and host and the morons get booted quickly in there.

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:27 PM
Hi!
I don,t have enough time to play on very many servers, even if I liked too, so my choice almost always is:
Greater Green. Why?
* Many maps, all scripted, great variation.
* Nice difficulty settings.
* The guys flying there, always trying to be friendly if you behave, but you will have your a.. kicked out of there if you don,t which keep away the game killers.
* There are a lot of guys to learn from and you will never be made fun of if you are a newbie.

Disadvantages: My wife hates it....

I also enjoyed playing at TX -OC servers, but haven´t done that for a long time, they had somewhat easier settings if you felt like that sometime.

To all my friends at greater green---S!
nightnight

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:37 PM
Chalk up another vote for VFC.

The settings are fair.
The server is fast (especially lately).
Ivans maps are simply fantastic. I never long for "scripting" on his maps.
Vulching is a viable tactic.
Great attitudes.
Exceptional pilots.
Fair planeset.



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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:50 PM
I like the Fightin' Irsh server.(thinks...Hmm maybe I should join that squad.)

Greatergreen is good and often enjoyed that before I joined :FI:

Will try VFC one of these days as CrazyIvan is such a nice bloke.


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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 09:52 PM
GreaterGreen /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 12:00 AM
I might be biased but greatergreen is allways fun in my books. S! nightnight Greenwidth and all the regular crew!

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 12:20 AM
RE: THE BEST SERVER is...

Co-op servers IMHO /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 03:39 AM
forgottenserver

IDC_Server

VFC_Host

all on HL

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