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(Before i begin i would like to apologize for the lack of correct spelling and or grammar as i am dyslexic)

During basically every off ship even including the one that is happening right now i have noticed the server has been crashing consistently, I would like to surgest a second server used for events as i have seen other servers do so.
With a second server, a event server the EM/staff team could:
1) change the map ahead of time getting it up and running without having the risk of half the server not coming back on for the night

2) Have the EC's come on the server and get them set up
3) reduce waiting time as all props and EC's could be ready by the time the main chunk of the playerbase loads in
4) Host events for individual regiments and or regiment types for example having pilot events where they can go in and fight rebel ships or event for more stealthy regiments to sneak into places and steal Intel which could be use for a next event
If it is possible to have names, ranks and regiments to transfer over to another server i believe it could be a good addition to IG

Thank you for reading
~Officer C  [CT-2434] VF "Hunt"~

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If this is able to be done it would be amazing especially with all of the crashes that we now have with almost all map changes crashing the server, only problem i could see being keeping peoples roles across the 2 servers.  Not sure how many servers IG has with the pack they buy as it must have atleast 2 but if there is another this could be realy useful,

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Could be a promising idea, I believe this was suggest a while back but nothing was ever done or said about it. Cheers for suggesting it and it would be interesting to see if this is something that is implemented or not. :D

 

For now I will be leaving a +1 unless one of the developers can shed flaws in this idea that I am currently unaware of.

 

Regards,

Sully

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47 minutes ago, Hunter said:

4) Host events for individual regiments and or regiment types 

+1 Holy F*ck. Yes. 

If that were at all possible, it would be the best. At least for my regiment, having an event where we can properly utilize speeder bikes would be incredible, as we cannot on the ISD.

To extend that thought a bit;

CO's having the ability to contact the EM team with an event idea for their regiment, and being able to do such would be an incredible addition to gameplay. I.E, I could present an event, where my troopers get to properly utilize their speeder bikes and reconnaissance tactics. This could also include having an application and roster of "permanent event characters", should people want to consistently be EC's for these other server's events.

I dunno, could be cool to see this implemented in the future.
 

*Extra Note: Allowing CO's to assist in their own events would likely increase interest in the EM role, leading to more applications*

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1 hour ago, Sully said:

Could be a promising idea, I believe this was suggest a while back but nothing was ever done or said about it. Cheers for suggesting it and it would be interesting to see if this is something that is implemented or not. :D

 

For now I will be leaving a +1 unless one of the developers can shed flaws in this idea that I am currently unaware of.

 

Regards,

Sully

 

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We used to think about this, but it eventually was knocked back because of the worry people wouldn't swap over when Events were actually on.

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I'll chime in, knowing a little about this:

 

A second server has been talked about in the past several times, and usually is shutdown because it holds not very much necessity. Though its relevance on IG is unknown. 

 

1 hour ago, Hunter said:

1) change the map ahead of time getting it up and running without having the risk of half the server not coming back on for the night

 

Interpreting this as having a permanent event server, you only serve to spread the playerbase even more. Assuming you have the two servers, I would be actually less inclined to join another server practically to do events. Furthermore, having the community split (eg. 30~ stay on ship / 50~ go to event), the players who stay on ship will most likely be those who don't usually partake in combat, or, who can't be assed to switch, then once the event ends, the 50~ or so players will come back to possibly a smaller 'server', being that of many would have left. 

 

1 hour ago, Hunter said:

2) Have the EC's come on the server and get them set up
3) reduce waiting time as all props and EC's could be ready by the time the main chunk of the playerbase loads in

Arguably good points, however EMs should have already done previous planning to ensure that roadbumps are not hit during switch. Including have a possible backup Event Characters + a backup EM. Regardless, a good point.

 

1 hour ago, Hunter said:

Host events for individual regiments and or regiment types for example having pilot events where they can go in and fight rebel ships or event for more stealthy regiments to sneak into places and steal Intel which could be use for a next event

Agreed, however Regiments should be doing their specialist tasks during regular events. EMs may be able to put more emphasis on utilizing Regiments to their full capability. I agree, the strain on Pilots (eg. Not being able to use their ships / vehicles during events is bad) however this can be made up for possibly less props, or easier to run maps, or more on ship combat events. 

 

This is great nonetheless! Good luck!

 

Cheers!

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3 hours ago, Sully said:

Could be a promising idea, I believe this was suggest a while back but nothing was ever done or said about it. Cheers for suggesting it and it would be interesting to see if this is something that is implemented or not. :D

 

For now I will be leaving a +1 unless one of the developers can shed flaws in this idea that I am currently unaware of.

 

Regards,

Sully

 

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For this,

I think that this is a great idea, and I agree with everything said. An extention to this is roleplay both on and off ship - both servers. How I think this can be done is dedicated TS channels or Discords hosted by the event team or management. This will help roleplay between air and ground support. E.g.

  • Ground forces need an orbital bombardment
  • Extra equipment such as AT-AT's
  • General FOB > ISD communication and information share via the discord/ts

So definitely a +1

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As great  as this might be part of the reason Clone wars shut down was due  to  from  what wolf explained to  us that the Imperial Server and the Clone Wars server  would  collide and  imperial would cause cw  map changes to crash and  cw would cause  imperial map changes  to crash and  vice versa 

assuming we would require the a server as optimized  as imperial to run  these events we would  have to host the event server  on  the same dedi and  that  would  cause the  issue that  Imperial and Clonewars had  against  each  other.

Normally clone wars was offered to be held on a game server rather than a dedi but  at the end of the day  that  wont  cut it for the event server if this idea was to come together

So in my eyes it's highly unlikely this  would be implemented due to the  issues it may cause.

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14 hours ago, Bailey said:

We used to think about this, but it eventually was knocked back because of the worry people wouldn't swap over when Events were actually on.

Command that switches all players over and lock the main server ez

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23 minutes ago, Vanilla said:

Command that switches all players over and lock the main server ez

Write one up then big man. Essentially need one to swap all players to the new one and all players to the main one. Not a bad idea. If you can pull that off +1

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I do remember an idea like this a while back, even having the idea myself at one point. It is no doubt a huge risk and challenge but if pulled off correctly may very well greatly benefit the server, in any case thank you for presenting your idea.

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I think we could use this "Event Server" for larger events and personalised regimental events whilst still having smaller events on the main server. The only problems with this is:

1. Would people actually be bothered to join another server purely for an event

2. Would it actually get approved by management?

3,  Would enough players actually join for the event?

4. @Mongo Posted Sunday at 12:41 AM

As great  as this might be part of the reason Clone wars shut down was due  to  from  what wolf explained to  us that the Imperial Server and the Clone Wars server  would  collide and  imperial would cause cw  map changes to crash and  cw would cause  imperial map changes  to crash and  vice versa 

assuming we would require the a server as optimized  as imperial to run  these events we would  have to host the event server  on  the same dedi and  that  would  cause the  issue that  Imperial and Clonewars had  against  each  other.

Normally clone wars was offered to be held on a game server rather than a dedi but  at the end of the day  that  wont  cut it for the event server if this idea was to come together

So in my eyes it's highly unlikely this  would be implemented due to the  issues it may cause.

 

This is a good idea, In my eyes I just don't see this happening in the near future

 

 

 

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