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So i was thinking, what if we used a different server for events?

this would of course cost more however this is just an idea so hear me out.

with this server, when the event starts people could press a key on their keyboard and it would open a portal menu to the event server.

with this, people who dont like events could stay on the SD, while troopers are shipped out to the next server.

also, we wouldnt have to wait for the event to be set up, as EMs would have already been on the server and prepared everything before everyone joins. So the event can be started withing 5 mins instead of 30.

we could also use it for spec ops missions for specialist regiments. Eg, commandos, TT, Scout, storm commandos, Talon, etc.

it could be used as training for pilots if they want to goto a different map to use thier pilot skills or sts as a grunt force in a mission for them. Or a training camp for them.

we could also do one life events where we go to the map and if you die, you rejoin the normal server. 

Undead servers do this and it works really really well.

also, event masters would not need to wait for tryouts to be over as the tryouts could continue on the main server while everyone else heads off to the mission.

plus this server could be built to withstand all the lag and such.

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Don't think it would cost extra as it's a dedicated server but it could split the player base slot on the original server in theory would have 60 on one and 40 on the other, and most player join a server based on the amount of players online so we could possibly loose new playets

But yeah could work well

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2 hours ago, Barron said:

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Don't think it would cost extra as it's a dedicated server but it could split the player base slot on the original server in theory would have 60 on one and 40 on the other, and most player join a server based on the amount of players online so we could possibly loose new playets

But yeah could work well

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It is a good idea I can give you that, however Barron brings up a good point with the player base being split  and could prove a problem with many people abandoning the server and there could be connection issues with the event server 

on the positive side with EM's having the ability to prep an event early is good and if you did not want to take part in the event and wanted to do something like training or tryouts etc. It could work well

none the less great idea Fox

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-1 If there is an event on, all players should have to do them, not just pick and choose when they do or do not want to play them. This is a small problem now with players disconnecting before an event starts, but this is outweighed by the number of players that join because of the event. I believe that this will become a much larger issue when they can easily choose whether or not to attend an event. It would also mean that around half of the staff team would have to stay on the non-event server as the player base would now be split between two servers, and those who remain on the normal server may be more inclined to break the rules and to minge around. I also think that it would mean that some players only come onto one server or the other.

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30 minutes ago, Fox said:

What if the event server was shut down during no events. Is there a way only staff could open it?

You've got to have certain perms to do that, but with the perm it also allows a lot of options that can be abused so most likely would be given to EMs, maybe gusky?

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-1 I have never like the idea of another event server because like barron said splitting the pop can stop people from joining due to low player count. Also If us ems set up a event and no on comes we have just wasted a load of time

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To be honest have never like the idea of an event server. I think it just doesn't feel as realistic as on the main server. By doing it on the one server you can brief and debrief. Fly out of the hangars have the suspense of which map you're going to. Everyone has to get involved or you'll get bored. Then back to the ship and everyone can celebrate after a successful mission. Also if your commander doesn't like events and you do. What about promotions? They'll never see you putting in a good effort on the battlefield as they are never on the event server. Whereas if the event is on the main server your commander has to join in and will see the trooper doing well therefore receiving a promotion!

Ive just been quite against the whole event server idea

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3 hours ago, Hisoka said:

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I've seen so many other servers die when they've tried to do this, I'd rather not risk it.

 

5 hours ago, Barron said:

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Don't think it would cost extra as it's a dedicated server but it could split the player base slot on the original server in theory would have 60 on one and 40 on the other, and most player join a server based on the amount of players online so we could possibly loose new playets

But yeah could work well

Agreed -1

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1 hour ago, Fox said:

What if the event server was shut down during no events. Is there a way only staff could open it?

What I mean is that during an event, the staff team will have to be split between the two servers.

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We've thought about this before, decided it wasn't really worth it mainly because of the issues brought up already in this thread and what would happen to our gametracker ranking if people were to switch server during peak time for around an hour.

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7 hours ago, Barron said:

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Don't think it would cost extra as it's a dedicated server but it could split the player base slot on the original server in theory would have 60 on one and 40 on the other, and most player join a server based on the amount of players online so we could possibly loose new playets

But yeah could work well

agreed

 

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