Accepted Special Event Only server

Discussion in 'Garry's Mod: Flood' started by Decap, Jan 25, 2016.

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Should we add a Special Event server?

  1. Yes - 1 US Server

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  2. Yes - 1 US Server & 1 EU Server

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  3. No - Do not add another server for this

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  4. Neutral/Unsure

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  1. Decap

    Decap Super Radman

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    I want to get the communities opinion at large about the possibility of having a Special Event only server. This server would not have the normal Flood game mode, however it will have all of the special events we have being rotated constantly.

    Pros:
    • This would scratch that itch that some players get to play all of the special events we have. I'm amazed at how many players haven't played Jugg, Zombie, and many of our other special events.
    • More playtime equals more feedback. Some of our special events need some fine tuning, but that's hard to get when they are not being played that much. We could somehow encourage players to give feedback on our events. Maybe offer a small amount of tokens or cash for each feedback review (limited payout to one review per event per player)
    • Admins would no longer need to be present to start special events more often. I get asked a lot to start special events for people when I'm on and that means I need to remember to force the event every round. As you can guess this doesn't always go down the way I want it to.
    Cons:
    • Not as many players (maybe). It's a possibility that not as many players would play on this server. I've only briefly brought this up before and cannot recall the reactions I got. This could be popular, then again people may not like it as much I think they would.
    • One or two servers? If we do one server, that means EU players would not play on it as much. Two servers would even that out some.
    • Cost. I'm not going to assume I know what the financial side of Devinity looks like as I have no access to that and I don't want to either. However just for arguments sake, there's a possibility that opening another server (or two) could be too expensive.
     
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  2. Expanix

    Expanix Community Member

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    I think we should just increase the probability of a random event. For example, 5 rounds -> 1 event
     
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  3. The_Eboler

    The_Eboler Active Member

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    YES! We need this as some people love events and others are just kinda 'meh' about them!
     
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    counter Godly Member Platinum VIP

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    I think special event should be placed on another server. EU 1-2 is constantly getting populated and US3 is getting there as well as US 1 and 2.
     
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  5. Decap

    Decap Super Radman

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    Problem with that is that not everyone wants to play special events as much as others. Special events would still be in the rotation for normal servers, but say you are bored with normal gameplay. You could go to this server to play just the special events.
    Are you saying replace US3 with this special event server?
     
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    Isn't there enough stress on the servers? Wouldn't adding more servers cause even more lag to all of the servers? When ever a server hits 24-28 people, hello 3 FPS.
     
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    Wolfgang Veteran Member Platinum VIP

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    How would adding another server cause more lagggg on another server?
     
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  8. Jacob

    Jacob John Serving Cena Cakes

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    The Eu servers are filled to the brim everyday during when everyone is at school. If this were to be added, there should be a server for both US and EU.
     
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    Decap Super Radman

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    That's not how it works.
     
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    Ok well I don't know what stuff, but shouldn't we care about having the servers not lag to death before adding more servers that will lag to death? High number of players = unplayable server.
     
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    More servers equals less lag for high player servers.
     
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    Rollie Devine Member Gold VIP

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    We should do this on a commonly unpopulated server. And include the information and instructions for each game mode. We also would need russain translation since they are the most popular players.
     
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    I don't think adding more servers has to do with the lag that all of you have complaining. I guess Donkie doesn't want to add any more servers for Flood but it kind of depends on what machine the community is running.
     
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    Jacob John Serving Cena Cakes

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    Disliking every post that doesn't follow your guidelines, doesn't get exactly get your point across Lance.

    I don't mind if there are special event servers or not. I think now we should be focusing more on the guns and maps rather than getting a new server as of yet.
     
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    We've already gotten past this, the servers have nothing to do with each others lag.
     
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    Natty2708 Member Bronze VIP

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    i would love this.
     
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    Decap Super Radman

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    "Would take 30 minutes to make"
    -Donkie
     
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    Maybe with this server we can have a majority vote on the special event the players want ? Seeming they want to play nothing but special events all the time, why not let them choose which ones ?
     
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    Decap Super Radman

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    perfect idea, similar to how people would vote for a map on another server. When the battle round ends, a vote will be displayed, majority vote will be the next event. Previously played events (the one that just ended) won't be a vote option so that things don't get too repetitive.
     
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    Alex Mouth from the South

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    I would love to play on this server myself.
     
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