A few people are reporting Ghost Players ont their servers, or players which are connected but have no name or score when viewed in HLSW and cannot be kicked.
I have just been reading a topic over on Steam Forums and some people thinks its related to the latest OB Engine update causing instability issues with SM (he doesn't mention SM as i direct cause however he does say the next step for him is to remove SM).
The reason given for the Ghosts is that clients are suffering from hl2.exe has stopped responding errors when the server initiates a map chnnge and as the cleint drops the connection to the server during the map change the drop is not registered with the server causing the slot to be filled with a player who is no longer connected.
I have no idea if there is any truth to this and at first i didn't believe it, however just to be safe i updated my DOD server to MM 1.9DEV & SM 1.3.2 (from MM 1,8 & SM 1.3.1) and since i did (about 3 day ago) i have not had any ghosts on my server.
Our clans second DOD which is owned and run by another person who does not believe in keeping his server up to date is still running MM 1.7 and SM 1.2.4 is still having this issue with ghosts.
Was wondering if any of you guys can shed any light on this (as you guys make SM)
Heres hoping we can get a decent explaination as to why so many of us are seeing these ghosts.
the link to the topic on Steam Forums