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  • I follow this discussion for a while now ...


    All in all it is not easy to simply forbid a weapon and all is good...


    The moment you minimize explosived, all choppers will be overpowered ... and there are more variables to consider ....


    On the other hand, these servers run successfully for more than 2 years. Every change is dangerous for the success ...



    I'm happy Antitoxis is the one to decide what to do and I bet he decides not to do anything ... Still interesting discussion :-)

  • There is only transport helicopter in Hotwire, there is no attack bird whatsoever.


    Having server empty most of the day and all night and only 1/3 to 1/2 full during evenings is the problem. It's no longer a definite success.

  • Lets put it this way: it was only a suggestion and of course its admin that has to decide . With so few BFH servers left I guess there will always be someone playing....What we have at the moment is that people playing on PB3 until they come across usual C4 camping and statpadding crew. After few rounds with deaths being double figures and no real possibility of earning points through driving vehicles they will never come back again. What has been happening recently really takes any joy of playing this mod.

  • Also, something is really wrong with autobalancer. Had brief game earlier today


    One round I played even at odds of 2v9 at one point. No kidding. Bit later autobalancer shuffled people around but weaker side never had anything close to numerical parity in active players, it had persistently 2-3 players less, and of them half or more AFK - while stronger team had all, except one original seeder active and playing.


    I know at least one player went to stronger team by manually switching sides and staying there. By his own words, he was in need ("I am need of hotwire coins").


    I had to quit few rounds later because I had to drive out of town, so I don't know did it improve or did the server die off.


    I have also had problem where I cannot manually switch to weaker side (numerically inferior) because autobalancer won't let me. I used to do it manually because !assist cannot be used during the first 5 minutes of the round. Autobalancer does allow me switch to a numerically superior sides without problems though. It should be vice versa.

  • If I were to remove one for sure ill go for PB5 and votes so far back it up, PB1 and Pb4 are both conquest like someone complained yes, but one is 150% tickets and is also a popular map (dust bowl not so much) while the other changes and ist a favorite around (Always full even at Mornings)


    But hey like you said is your admin as admins, we are just the Feedback, im just saying cost wisely it could help you in the future to get rid of one


    Cheers

  • imho leave the game as it is (no weapon restriction ...) its not worth all the trouble for admins and there will always be some guys abusing something.

    the autobalancer discussion is as old as my grannie (omg fck admin i got switched .. or .. omg the fck game is not balanced). but yes it never worked right most of the times. Players can switch and assist if you play 9 vs 2. fairplay comes from players and cannot be created by admins.

    we all have our favorite maps and dlc's but i am sure the selection of game-mode and maps will be made due to quantity of players actually playing this statistically (i talk about PB-servers). And due to the dying number of players i think by now that is not the worst idea.

  • Probably the best idea to let the numbers decided what to keep running and what needs to be shut down. As much as hate myself for saying that its not worth running PB 3 any more. Once (not so very often) server gets enough players we get same scenario as described before - example of that: last night

    eh well sorry about this rant

  • Hotwire is a stat padding/boosting game mode that cannot be fixed now unless the server plugin bans all explosive and helicopters. Some people have friends drive a car full of people to another friend with C4 or RPG/SMAW and trade kills.

    I actually haven't noticed the latter scenario happening. But in general yes, certain contingent of players use the mode for boosting/padding their stats and their effect is great enough to kill the server.


    Broken autobalancer does not help either - "broken" meaning - you CAN join to stronger team, even if it has 20 players and weaker has 5. You cannot join into weaker. Autobalancer stats crying about bad balance. That's a definition of "broken":