Originally Posted by Depresie
You miss the point, it is not that people dont want or dont like to run a steam server, it is that people cannot run a steam only server, sadly..
Btw, for people to not understand me wrong, i'm not trying support non steam, i just want to point some things before Valve's Guardians go all offensive ape shit over non steam users..
From my point of view, as an ex server owner, i'd open tomorrow a steam only server if valve's master server list would be cleared of all those redirects
@more off topic
What about i smash that cage you built around you and tell you that in life you don't have to be ethical all the time, and choose to do what ever you want when ever you want to...
One thing they fixed which massively improved the server list is that fake bots or non-steam players don't show up as players in the server browser anymore. This means a non-steam server with 5 steam players and 20 non steam players on it will show as 5/32 in the steam serverbrowser, while a steam-only server with 10 players will show as 10/32.
I'm not saying getting players on a steam server is easy, but it's not because of the server browser, since most players sort servers by number of players first and join the fullest ones.
It's because most of the playerbase left comes from poorer countries and they're kids, there's no culture of "buying games" here, so the kid just googles "download cs 1.6".