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Monkeh
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Old 08-01-2006 , 17:24   Sooo how do you guys...
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Generate traffic to your servers? I've seen some servers where there is ALWAYS people on it. And I've always wondered how they got that way? I recently bought a 20 man 24/7 D2 server but the most people I've seen on it so far was about 5 haha.
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Old 08-01-2006 , 17:27   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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1. What mod?

2. Make sure pings are low

3. Good yet unique plugins (unless your aiming for the scrimming clan style'ed server in which there are still some nice clan/scrim plugins).

4. Have a decent amount of admins.

5. Don't abuse.
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Old 08-01-2006 , 17:38   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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Basically I wanted it as simple as possible just a regular pub so no mod.

Pings are usually 30ish (west server).

Plugins I have are just: pick up nades,moneyme [can anybody recommend some for a regular pub?]

There are only 2 admins but I was going to add more when the server got bigger. Abuse was a main concern for me which is why I am being really picky with the admins. Right now I basically am trying to get regulars. I'm thinking about adding Bhop.
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Old 08-01-2006 , 17:47   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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If FF is on get ATAC. If you guys have a webserver and SQL get Psychostats ...Are you guys one of those 24/7 Dust style pubs or one of those 'fun map' kind of pubs (or something in between?).

EDIT: Basically I'm asking, do you guys like custom maps and do you guys like changing game play?
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Old 08-01-2006 , 17:51   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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Just a basic 24/7 dust style pub I wanted to keep the plugins at a minimum so that it doesn't affect the gameplay. When I ran a hook+bhop server it was much easier to generate regulars. But this task is particulary hard.
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Old 08-01-2006 , 17:54   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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lol yeah, modded servers tend to do better than regulars.
REASONS:

1. Modded servers require admins/hosts with atleast some ability to run a server (atleast the person will know how to setup amxx and won't be confused on commands ).

2. People often get bored with standard CS

3. Theres not much reason for people to join a new server with little uniqueness and become regulars. If they do have 'favorites' they'll probably stick to those (unless they stop hosting). If they don't then they're the type who probably just go server to server.

4. Often those kind of 24/7 dust (or any 27/7 common map) become clones of one another.
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Old 08-01-2006 , 17:55   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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People also appreciate smoothness and good hit registration. So besides a low latency high server fps and decent rates are important too.
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Old 08-01-2006 , 18:34   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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Take some time to actually come up with a good mapcycle. 24/7 dust/dust2 just doesn't cut it these days. Don't get me wrong, dust/dust2 were good maps, 6 years ago.
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Old 08-01-2006 , 18:37   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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if you running a d2 24/7 server i recomonde you too have no meta mod plugins beside statsme specaily if u running 32 slots it will be a very nice server trust me i tried it and yeah u could do basic stuff with stats me u could even ban and kick and if u want it a fun server don't make it d2 24/7
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Old 08-01-2006 , 19:38   Re: Sooo how do you guys...
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Don't get me wrong, dust/dust2 were good maps, 6 years ago.
This is new to me. How does a map get worse when it's never changed ?
Maybe it doesn't cut it for you, that doesn't mean other people won't like it.

As far as I understand the the mapcycle isn't the issue here, since Monkeh already made up his mind. And I can't blame him for it if he likes dust2.
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