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Offline Foln

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2014, 09:05:41 am »
I really wonder what made the Soldat community die. It's sad to see it die like this. No one would have expected that back in around '07 I guess.
Quake 3/Live for example still has a big and active community, and it is 15+ years old.

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2014, 01:48:06 pm »
sup?

Offline Blacksheepboy

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2014, 02:37:46 pm »
I stream here: www.twitch.tv/700hours around 12 to 4 GMT -8.

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2014, 11:56:12 pm »
Guess this is the thread for the death of Soldat or something like that. Ironic that it would be made by jrgp.

I got banned for posting Goatse as a dare by the name of Fluffy one day a long ago. Then I got back by the name of Antipathy and probably talked just the same shit as I always did. Anyway. Just here to pay my respects for the game. It was dope. Still is I guess, haven't tried in a long time. Whatever you do MM, I wish you the best of luck in your ambitions whatever they may be although you are most likely humming mantras in Tibet right now instead of reading this. Also my kudos for the Bash Pit, fuck the mods for deleting it, fuck all the moderators in fact, you were shit all day long, fuck you all, except that one guy, he was pretty cool, he was alright.

I'm going now, goodbye. I'm going into the light.

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2014, 02:32:30 am »
sup.

Offline homerofgods

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2014, 05:00:59 am »
We got 2 new persons at work yesterday. One hot chick and one really funny guy.
win

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2014, 12:08:37 pm »
That makes two people who distract you from work. That's not a win, homer. :P

Offline STM1993

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2015, 12:42:12 pm »
Well, since this thread isn't too old, I guess I'll leave my 2 cents.

I was a casual pubber who started playing Soldat in 1.3, living in Southeast Asia. Naturally, my timezone doesn't match and I don't get good ping in many games - Soldat included - usually I have at least 200 ping in any server I play, but I can tolerate up to a maximum of 300 ping. Regardless, I played Soldat a lot, especially INF servers (GameArena, anyone?) and later scripted (zombie) servers until the 1.5 era. To me, 1.4.2 was the peak of Soldat.

That was when the number of pubs started declining, and the non-regular servers I visited began disappearing - trench wars, boss arena, zombies... gone. For regular games, I saw a gradual rise in the number of Barretts and M79s being used, which began to bug me more and more. I eventually found interest in Advanced Zombie, and ended up working with Tehbugerz0r as an admin and advisor for the server. Unfortunately, as eC stopped hosting, and the server was gone. We kept in contact for a 3rd version of the script, but we eventually had a falling out over my comments on S4 League. With that, my interest(and mod responsibilities) in Subvein: Mutant Factions and my conscription for 2 years, I stopped visiting/playing Soldat for a long time.

I came back to see the game and forums very occasionally like today. While I'm happy to see that development has greatly improved over the 1.5 days, it seems the damage had already been done. When I tried to look for a match, I would find few occupied servers within my ping range. As mentioned earlier, I live in SEA, and most of the activity appears to be in Europe, the location of which I have the worst pings of 350-450. On the few games I managed to find, I would quickly be turned off by the number of Barretts & M79s flying around. The only servers within ping range that always had players were the Snipe n Slice CTF servers, and I'm not optimistic that there'd be a boost in pub players anytime soon and that's the final nail on the coffin.

I do hope Soldat regains popularity in future though, its one of the few games where you could just start up and play a quick match. Until then, I'll disappear again and maybe re-appear when I have a burst of nostalgia.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2015, 12:44:23 pm by STM1993 »

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2015, 05:42:52 pm »
Well, since this thread isn't too old, I guess I'll leave my 2 cents.

This thread is immune to the forum necropost rule.
Careful with that axe, Eugene.

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2015, 03:00:18 am »
It got vaccination from our beloved staff member - jrgp.
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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2015, 12:34:57 pm »
Ho damn, I feel like this thread was started a month ago, not since June.

Cool time, cool.

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2015, 05:36:59 am »
Bump!
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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2015, 10:54:22 am »
No.

Offline jrgp

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2015, 12:23:22 pm »
Careful with that axe, Eugene.

Offline Blacksheepboy

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2015, 04:18:47 pm »
Rawrs.

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2015, 11:01:48 pm »
* Clawbug hides
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Offline L[0ne]R

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2015, 09:52:47 am »
* L[0ne]R checks under a rock


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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #57 on: May 16, 2015, 01:31:05 pm »
* jrgp goes on vacation
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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2015, 04:51:06 am »
* Foxconn does the gene pool a favor and shoots himself in the head with a shotgun

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Re: Wake up!
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2015, 05:25:29 am »
* Foxconn does the gene pool a favor and shoots himself in the head with a shotgun

* jrgp likes this ^
Careful with that axe, Eugene.