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Re: Sandstorm

Post by HonorOfDuty » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:41 pm

I would say no to xp. Unless the vamiprism stays within the original bounds. I for instance can't get so on the farming server due to the hacked vampirism. There's a built in mechanism that prevents do facing and therefore it's kinda random who will and who won't get xp with mutators that are modified.

Other than that, settings look fine though I wouldn't want the have that 'theater' running all the time

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Re: Sandstorm

Post by Spriggs » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:15 pm

I would say go back to the original style of the old server: slow paced tactical gameplay. While mowing down hordes of bots is fun I do miss the harder game play style.
This xp farm was meant to be a temp measure since we wanted to get some gear in game and I believe it was said that it would be the only place at the time to do it. Also no XP will drive away some of more annoying type of randoms in the old server as of late.
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Re: Sandstorm

Post by peglegswansoon » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:28 pm

I prefer the slower style of the old server too tbh. I'm not really a fan of the vampirism because I find it spoils the immersion somewhat. I would say increase player health compared to bots for the same effect, but I don't think that's possible (until the mod tools come out at least). Happy for free-aim hipfire to come back, I really enjoy that mechanic :P

Regarding XP I think there are pros and cons. I agree with Spriggs, I think it helps keep away the crazy rushers and glory-seekers. But I also know several people outside the clan who play similarly to us, who I can't convince to jump on the EBS server because it doesn't have XP. Their loss (and of course, we shouldn't change just for the pubbies!), but I still think it's a shame. Honor, I think the times XP doesn't get awarded are if you join when the round is already in progress, but I'm sure it glitches out at other times too... Personally I would rather have it on but I understand and respect the reasons other people have for not wanting it :)

As for the bots I think they are okay how they are on the slow server. I know there are a whole load of variables to tweak, and basically no documentation on how any of them are used. Thanks Kentone for beating them back in line :twisted: I trust any adjustments you choose to make!

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Re: Sandstorm

Post by Spawnsy » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:18 pm

i don't want to see a change on the main server. our usual slow, tactical play should continue to be catered for as standard. Other templates can be generated and used on occasions.
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Re: Sandstorm

Post by EVL-TW@ » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:49 pm

Ill second that Spawnsy

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Re: Sandstorm

Post by Spawnsy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:48 am

As for xp, I'm not too fussed either way. I only asked for it to be turned off because I was bogged down adminning it all the time. If more people will help explain the rules and such and kick offenders too then I have no issue with xp.
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Re: Sandstorm

Post by Projectblue » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:49 pm

Fair one Spawnsy but I think we have a good number of admins now?
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Re: Sandstorm

Post by Ztranier » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:45 pm

i don´t think the behaviour of random pubbies won´t change with or without XP on,
as far as i have experienced, rushers will always rush cause ist in they ´re mind to be on top of the list no matter of the server mode.
So the Server Needs to be admind in either way when EBS are on it
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Re: Sandstorm

Post by EVL-TW@ » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:15 pm

Found it difficult today, played carefully and still got pummelled by long distance snipers. im not running forward too quickly nor waving around like a dick.
maybe it is because Kentone is Magnet killing me lol.
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Re: Sandstorm

Post by ProvokedPrawn » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:33 am

Projectblue wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:33 am
I've mentioned it before, it's hilarious fun, but difficult to manage unless you are completely full of EBS.
Essentially it's zombie mode. One player begins with a knife, the others have pistols. When you are stabbed to death, you become a zombie.
By the end there is a pack of zombies and one person with a pistol.
It's not everyone's cup of tea I'll grant you. But we played it in Battlefield years ago and I thought it was ace. Maybe cos of the atmosphere, who knows.

Just a suggestion.
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