Pub Fluidity and Server Space

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Dabbleh, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Dabbleh

    Dabbleh Legions Developer

    I think that every time I launch legions at peek times I just see one server (normally small) full, rest of them completely empty. So I was thinking, maybe once a small server is full it transfers all of the players to a large server so that people have the chance to join? It just really sucks when you want a game of legions but there is only one small server with players on but it's full.
    Obviously player-hosted servers will fix this.
     
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  2. Application-1

    Application-1 test bester

    People cant play other maps then moonshine frostbyte and nivosus. Any other map and they start to cry.
     
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  3. GReaper

    GReaper Grumpy

    I could shut down the small maps servers and reconfigure the large maps servers a bit, however would we end up with the exact same situation but with 20 players instead of 16?

    Any thoughts?
     
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  4. Volt Cruelerz

    Volt Cruelerz Legions Developer

    I just hate it when America wakes up in the morning and spends all day on the Euro servers and never ever switches over to American ones... That's what bugs me :/
     
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  5. Dabbleh

    Dabbleh Legions Developer

    Hmm, I don't know, only if there was some way to split the server population.
     
  6. Propkid

    Propkid Member

    Not an ideal one, but it might lead you to some better idea:
    Get spectator mode going, add ~8 or so spectator-only slots on small CTF servers. Once that is full move those people to 2nd server/ hint them to do so. Basically the raw idea is to get some sort of 'lobby' going.
     
  7. Dabbleh

    Dabbleh Legions Developer

    Really doubt people are going to wait in the lobby for that long. :/
    Although It's a good idea, I think that when people do suggest to move server it's ignored, so maybe when a certain command can set off "A player has requested to move server." or something. I can't think of anything else.
     
  8. WildFire

    WildFire Warrior of Linux

    I feel that removing the large server and replacing it with another small server would be a good idea. Never see anyone in there due to the maps that are in there. I feel like we'd see two servers going if one small server was full then.
     
  9. Skutki

    Skutki Member

    Quite a few people play there occasionally. There's always lots of noobs there for some reason so it's cool to help out and such.
    Also, you must love repetitiveness, right? Small maps are overplayed, removing large maps server is the stupidest idea I've seen so far...
     
  10. WildFire

    WildFire Warrior of Linux

    Imo, you want to know who starts servers? Either people 'trickle' on or there is some organised group that starts public's off when there's no players on there. Many reasonable players don't play large maps very often and there's a reason for that. There hasn't been an actual large server game for literally months (by actual, I mean full) perhaps there is a reason for that? I just feel that two small map servers would greatly help. Hell, the large server doesn't even have to be removed if there is a 'large' public vote for it.

    Regardless, everything ^ deserves to be trailed and then see how it all works out - if it helps player flow or doesn't help.
     
  11. Volt Cruelerz

    Volt Cruelerz Legions Developer

    It'd require work, but if the server list was made into an IRC client for #legions, you'd have your lobby right there.
     
  12. MJ1284

    MJ1284 Member

    Personally I wouldn't mind seeing Nivosus & Moonshine removed from Small Maps servers entirely and replace them with shrinked large maps. Or by NEW maps.
     
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  13. Propkid

    Propkid Member

    :] I just imagined a legionairre standing on a tower smaller than him.

    And unfortunately I have to admit that MJ is somewhat right: NEW maps. But not just any new maps: new small maps. Stygian doesn't count, it's awful for pubs ;/.
     
  14. stefygraff

    stefygraff Private Tester

    You really think so?
     
  15. Dabbleh

    Dabbleh Legions Developer

    Yeah, I like that idea, I suppose it doesn't have to be IRC, but just some way of checking the servers without having the game open?
    It'd be a way of boosting game activity and having more communication in pubs.
     
  16. Volt Cruelerz

    Volt Cruelerz Legions Developer

    How about a desktop gadget that queries the servers every couple minutes?
     
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  17. Jedired1

    Jedired1 Member

    Or ambey allow more players into the smaller maps
     
  18. Dabbleh

    Dabbleh Legions Developer

    Sounds good! Maybe an adjustable ping time.
     
  19. Skutki

    Skutki Member

    Uh well some of the large maps suck and a full large map server is more than all of the online euro players at any time? :D
    But removing the large map server... how does that help? I understand removing the crappy large maps like Blade Run and Gorge...
     
  20. WildFire

    WildFire Warrior of Linux

    Its just my personally opinion that it should. Two servers with better map rotation (to include some 'large' maps, i.e. gorge) I think would be better for habouring more players into the servers, instead of leaving some people join the duel server instead.