Yeah but, finding a server that: a - will have settings that I prefer (vanilla official-like servers with no changes), b- will not have cheating or shady admins, c- will be reliable enough not to go down the month after i join is a real chore that can make you feel burnt out to the point you don’t feel like actually playing anymore.
And even if somehow I am lucky to find one that meets those three requirements it is still just pure faith that the human behind the admin nickname will stay true to his words written on the server ad.
And I do not like to put my faith in humans, I just don’t. I’d rather prefer to have to worry about only factor, which is server malfunction (like what happened to #1079 that I’ve been playing on) than worry about those several factors mentioned above combined.
1 is less than 3
Have you considered hosting a Dedicated Server on your own? I run several through my pinhole here at my home/ranch, and have a few at my office/gaming space.
A spare PC is all it takes, then you delegate an Admin non-player of your choice to take over. If you are a content creator you will be amazed at how great the experience can be with the proper hardware driving it.
Im more interested in PvP than content creation. And if i run my own server I can not delegate anything to someone else. Why would I purchase a server to make someone else an admin? That is like being on a private server but you actually get to pay to be screwed over? Huh?
It was my misunderstanding that you were a content creator. It’s like this, a spare machine on your network that runs a CE server. If you enjoy what develops, you can make the server live to the greater world, or you can move the .db to a server on an external provider. Your game progress is in your hands, and accessible to other players.
As a regular through much of EA, I was unconvinced of all the great things I was missing until I actually dedicated a quality client PC to playing this game. When I began playing CE on a gaming rig, it was a watershed moment, as was when I joined a local Dedicated Server and recognized instantly what high-quality ping and framerates alone can do for a player.
It gives you stark contrast, and a meaningful understanding of what happens on an official when you crash, or why you might lag. As a journalist myself, it really helped me get to the bottom of some punishing times I have gone through in PVP. Otherwise, I’m with ya – officials all the way!
Correct. But that is the only downside.
On private server I will have to question if the admin is clean, if he will continue hosting, if he wont wipe weekly, if he introduces changes to server settings because he can. And many more questions like these.
Or if I am safe playing the way I want (I am highly aggressive, victory by all means excluding cheats type of player), many people enter crybabymode in response to my playstyle and demand admins to take actions against me, and usually they oblige, because they want their servers be in “fuzzy we-all-are-friends-and-butterflies” damage control lame mode.
I see. Then I suggest you don’t play on my server. I have met like you before and they were a reason to host my own server. Raiding at least once a week same person, destroying everything and left others with nothing to start over. Besides, I noticed, that they are fine with this philosophy as long as it played into their hands. But multiple times it happened to me, that, when they are on the side of victim, they start to cry like everybody else.
The point is, it’s a game. We do not Olympic Games here! We all bought it to have fun, and if your fun mainly consists of taking it form others, you end up alone. From my point of view, it should be approached like any other game you do with others. You certainly would not always clash your tennis ball into your opponents face during a game with friends just to make sure you will win. Or foul everybody while playing soccer. So why do it on the internet? I try to include others, even if they have different opinions, but I cannot maintain a healthy server population with people, which show this kind of attitude.
I can totally understand you. But yeah, i actually would clash my ball in the opponent’s face just to make sure I win. I like winning. Why wouldnt I? I mean this is exactly the reason why I play on officials. I want to wreck stuff, and I dont mind being wrecked myself, I always have a contingency plan if i get offline raided. I think this is the core of this game, it is PvP it is barbaric and it has no rules.
If you just keep on building and nothing more the game becomes a boring chore. What else is there to do when you have the base of your dreams built after months of hard work? Wipe the server and build anew? Please.
You are really begin to be very irritating. Turn your logic on and try to actually figure out why would one not want to retain some sort of anonimity?
If you live in my country you will be able to have a read when the article gets released. I do not have to explain or prove anything to you, mr. Someone-from-a-forum.
This is getting us nowhere. It doesn’t matter if we agree in his game, nor if he is “someone”. He bought the game and joined a official server, Funcom is responsible for. Thus he can expect help from them. Just like all the others who are “nobodys”…
I’ve kept reading this thread, and it only became more interesting when he went ‘I am a big fish in my country.’ I was looking forward to reading some of his articles. But Mr Big Boy here just chickened out.