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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2009, 04:35:30 am »
Traditional soldat game modes fade away in the public realm, but as said above, organized soldat is still going strong.

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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2009, 07:41:18 am »
STM's Rant in very small text
Bloody hell, GA just made the ping kick value lower. NOW WHERE THE f**k DO I GO TO PLAY SOLDAT WITH A FILLED NON-MOD SERVER WITH 250 PING OR LOWER?! Do you know how f**king irritating and annoying is it that being in Singapore = easily 200 ping to everywhere else and there are no local servers and I keep getting told by a bunch of people "YOU LAG GTFO"?! Not just Soldat, but every other online game! Then at the same time, if I ever find Southeast Asian servers that have 100+ ping, I keep seeing Mandarin language everywhere! Pshh... I guess people will never understand how it feels to lag everywhere... it's not my internet connection (it spikes only occasionally, but other than that it's good), its my location... And practically everyone in my country never plays the game I would play.

*sigh* Everyone just wants a popular low ping server to play in... but has anyone ever been in the situation where everywhere you go, you'd get high ping? While if you manage to get into a low ping server, you don't understand a single crap there? That's exactly how I feel

Again about STM: So msot people in you 'region' dont play? How about, EVERYONE IN YOUR WHOLE COUNTRY. I need to get soldat noticed more in Ireland. Cause Irish people tend to have good poings nearly everywhere....

OT: If we can drag those recluse people out of 1.3 we could get alot more people into the newer versions.

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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2009, 08:04:24 am »
Again about STM: So most people in you 'region' dont play? How about, EVERYONE IN YOUR WHOLE COUNTRY. I need to get soldat noticed more in Ireland. Cause Irish people tend to have good poings nearly everywhere....

OT: If we can drag those recluse people out of 1.3 we could get alot more people into the newer versions.
Firstly, no need to enlarge my entire rant's font, I purposely made it small so that those who want to read it can just quote my post and read it from there, while those who don't wanna read it can just skip it easily, knowing its unimportant.

Region as in the whole of Southeast Asia, extremely few around nowadays. I do know a very small handful of people who do play Soldat, but other than that, no one. No servers around there either save one or two CTF ones, probably from Thailand.

Those recluse people in 1.3 remained in 1.3 because they preferred 1.3.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 08:12:17 am by STM1993 »

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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2009, 08:57:04 am »
And once again I can just say @Snow: WORD!

...kill this thread and play Soldat!
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2009, 09:15:17 am »
When I read this thread I launched my home Rambomatch soldatserver, and it started filling with people.
I love Soldat, and I doubt it's going to die.  ;)  I guess that what this game needs is just proper advertising on the Internet. Almost nobody from my MSN contact list, besides Poles, knew about the presence of the game.
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2009, 09:19:30 am »
And once again I can just say @Snow: WORD!
Snow: WORD! seconded
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 09:21:49 am by homerofgods »

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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2009, 09:23:16 am »
I don't believe Soldat will die anytime soon, so I wouldn't worry so much. I also believe STM is right, people do get old. A lot of people have left, and more will leave as time goes by. I'm about to start my senior year of high school soon, and I have to start thinking about what colleges I'm going to apply to. I won't be here for long because I'm growing out of this game. Sure, I'll visit every now and then, but I'll grow more and more out of it as time flies by.

I'm pretty sure the new generations to come won't know a damn thing about all of this, because this may all be gone. I'm not even sure there will be any new generations, if not any at all, because there's a lot of s**t going on around you. The old men won't be here forever. Soon, my generation, and the generations to come, will have to take their place. 

Snow, you're 31. I suggest you go out and live your life, not play a 2D game and chat on forums. You plan on playing until you're 91? That's 60 f**king years of playing, man. I highly doubt you will stick with this game until you die. But, if you insist, go ahead.

There are people who have online jobs that pay quite good and don't have to work all that long. Or people who have lots of money and don't have to work. Those are the ones that can play Soldat. Their village might not have any body they can relate with and make friends with, so they have to stick with computers.
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2009, 09:32:42 am »
all you people whining about the fact that there are no good servers - it's all in your hands. Really, why would someone host a server for YOU to play on it? Why would someone spend money so that some random kids have fun? I'd rather have a couple of beers with my friends than pay for some randoms' fun.

About sir bomb and multimode - have you been on the irc channel when there were problems with the hosting? I reckon no. Yes it is a good mode, but for some reason it just doesn't want to work without a stable server. Afaik some people were offering a server for it, for some time. Then they quit. No server - no game. How many of those who say it was so good donated even a cent for the servers?
(I know im not Bombski and my attitude will probably differ from his in a way, but i doubt he'd care to post here since he just seems to have lost faith in this community and has moved on)

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Hexer is still alive, with two servers provided by EnEsCe. There WOULD be more servers, it's just that only about four or five people donated money for it. Ever.

So yes, many old server owners are leaving, the main reason being money for the servers (IMO). Because since the majority of players are kids with no ability to pay for something, this is not going to work.
(Again, this is just my opinion - you can call me greedy or w/e, but i'd tell you to f**k off)

Peace.

This is what I'm talking about! Best post on this thread.

I host servers for random peoples to play on it. I dunno why I like it, but I do. It's fun.

I did not know that. I hear he is still on IRC sometimes. What's his IRC channel? If I had been active here, I would have known this... I can host Multi-mode if he hasn't given up complete hope. Well, depending on if it's popular. I don't keep unpopular servers, but I'll give it a try at least.

Yes, people don't donate. And even if they have a Paypal account, people just don't donate for nothing. They think the server will stay forever, and it doesn't need any help. What I've found to be helpful is to say "If you donate, then we give you special V.I.P. privileges on the server." Especially if it's a scripted server. Spasman did this, and as far as I know he got quite a few people who donated to him. Me included.

EDIT: damn it, someone needs to add that SMF add on that combines posts, like what the old forum had.

all you people whining about the fact that there are no good servers - it's all in your hands.
I'd like to point out that I'm not exactly whining about the servers, but more about my location and the fact that most people within my region don't play Soldat.

Other than that, I can agree with your points.

You can always host your own server. And if you don't have the money, host it from home.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 09:38:35 am by miketh2005 »
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2009, 09:43:34 am »
When I read this thread I launched my home Rambomatch soldatserver, and it started filling with people.
I love Soldat, and I doubt it's going to die.  ;)  I guess that what this game needs is just proper advertising on the Internet. Almost nobody from my MSN contact list, besides Poles, knew about the presence of the game.

Yes, we need servers, and we need to gain internet presence. Most of my active MSN contacts know about Soldat. You know why? Because I told them about it. You can to spread the word about this great game! Also, if you have money, maybe gang up with enesce and start an ad campaign on google for Soldat. That will boost hits to the site. Or enesce himself can do it.

EDIT: DAMN IT, I always forget it doesn't auto combine posts...
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2009, 10:55:40 am »
No scripts...i dont know i just find them gay...i like zombie servers though
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2009, 11:22:49 am »

EDIT: damn it, someone needs to add that SMF add on that combines posts, like what the old forum had.


It's called the edit/modify button.  Use it next time, and don't double/triple post.
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2009, 11:27:33 am »

EDIT: damn it, someone needs to add that SMF add on that combines posts, like what the old forum had.


It's called the edit/modify button.  Use it next time, and don't double/triple post.

well i keep forgetting, why cant someone add back that add on?
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2009, 11:55:52 am »

EDIT: damn it, someone needs to add that SMF add on that combines posts, like what the old forum had.


It's called the edit/modify button.  Use it next time, and don't double/triple post.

well i keep forgetting, why cant someone add back that add on?

Because it'd make sense but take time out of administrators' busy lives.
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2009, 10:29:24 pm »

EDIT: damn it, someone needs to add that SMF add on that combines posts, like what the old forum had.


It's called the edit/modify button.  Use it next time, and don't double/triple post.

well i keep forgetting, why cant someone add back that add on?

Because it'd make sense but take time out of administrators' busy lives.
But at the same time, it would save time, because then administrators wouldn't have to spend time deleting or merging multiple posts in a row made by a user, because there wouldn't be any multiple posts in a row.
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2009, 10:56:22 pm »
soldat is quite stable, people are getting more active.
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2009, 10:58:21 pm »
Quote from: STM1993 [/quote

I keep seeing Mandarin language everywhere!
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Mandarin isn't a written language. It's spoken. What you're reading is standard Chinese (you know...the language understood by 23% of the world...)

So, like what? Maybe in the next version of Soldat we can include porno maps or something? (although tha might attract the wrong crowd to the game...)
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2009, 11:13:37 pm »
There's only one way to solve this.


Everyone needs to move to USA.
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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2009, 11:21:55 pm »
There's only one way to solve this.


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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2009, 01:26:25 am »
soldat is DEFINITELY dying.  I played 1.2.1 and played for a a strong 4 years...I recently downloaded 1.5 and I'm really disappointed..still full of bugs and the community is a FRACTION of what it used to be.  What happened to always being able to hop in a pub?..now i'm lucky to find an american server with people in it that isn't some retarded weapon mod shit.

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Re: Soldat is dying, and you know it.
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2009, 01:46:02 am »
miketh2005, you sound like me. I've gone and done something similar with a game called Wurm Online - in terms of taking a "step of action."

Eh, all this is kinda true, but aren't the gather servers simply giant rave parties? They've kinda taken over the server scene.