Originally Posted by Dr. McKay
Good news for everyone who doesn't have to lie to get players on their servers.
That's a quite righteous way of looking at it. I do agree with you. But that's only for competitive focused servers. I find this plugin more of a fun plugin than something to get players to play on a particular server. It's hilarious when you go through the auto recorded sourcetv demos and server chat log.
It is a game after all and this plugin doesn't cause any harm and can be easily countered by viewing the server info (something I do every time).
Let me tell you a story.
Little script kiddy Timmy just finished his dos hacking adventure and wants to play a game of CSS. But it's already midnight and no one is online. So he turns to the darker side of the net to exercise his hands. The next day the same repeats, but there's a server with 4 players on it (player number column). Timmy is excited and gets his hands a healthier exercise. He plays happily, feeling like a god against these noobs who just stand in front of him without shooting him. Then Jimmy joins, since the player limit is 3 another one of the old players are kicked, now Timmy, Jimmy & another player play together, having fun. Timmy & Jimmy are proud of their skill against this player who has half their skill.
Then Joe (Adult) joins and says they'd been having way too much fun against bots. Timmy calls Joe a jackass, coz he'd (Timmy) been playing against noobs with half his ping
the whole time. Joe teaches how to verify if a player is a bot or a human and a thing or 2 in respect & manners. Tim & Jim are dumbfounded but enjoy a hearty laugh at how they were fooled but yet had fun. All 3 play with the bot happily ever after.
But wait, Timmy & Jimmy were egoisitic little elitist gold nova scrub jackasses who think deagles are for noobs and awps are for pros and most importantly think playing against bots is the end of the world. But this experience made them think playing against bots is OK. People join where they see other people playing. No one joins an empty server. Bots should be autokicked when players join, number of joined players = number of bots kicked. So if there are only 3 bots, then if 3 or more players join, there won't be any bots. If it wasn't for bot ping Timmy & Jimmy would not have joined and beautiful friendship of these 3 would have never occurred.
It's become a trend in our country to use bot ping on no steam servers. 99% of the time people are just amused when they find out it's bots they are playing against. Only one or two irritated tryhards complain every now and then.
This is a true story I experienced a few days ago. I was the Joe here.