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    So we've been able to try CD on full optional today, and the final conclusion is pretty apparent; it's exactly like the early days of 3.0 beta when we didn't have CD on at all. The majority of the players are just pubbers and certainly don't fit in very well in a teamwork-oriented environment. TG doesn't have the benefit of reputation that gives some servers a more intelligent no-CD populace. While I think CD-optional is better than not at all just because of the reserve slots, it's not much of an improvement. I'm not sure why, but it seems like the admin-caused Optional CD rarely resulted in such an unpleasant collection of players.

    So the question is, what are we going to do about it? If we're going to leave CD as optional, we are without a doubt going to need more admins. Generally it just isn't fun playing with the No-CD crowd without an admin to keep them in line. The only way to give this server a good reputation and hopefully attract more regs is to aggressively administrate it to keep out the idiots and keep in the good players.

    On the other hand we could go back to CD-Req when an admin isn't on, like we were doing before. The only issue with that is obviously the extreme difficulty in starting a game when an admin isn't around to, well, disable CD... We need a better way to encourage players to get CD. What if we set CD to optional, but had a plugin that prevents No-CDs from leaving the readyroom and puts large text on their screen telling them how to get it? I don't know how well this would work, but at least people would understand why they can't play instead of just being kicked.

    One more thing... Why are there still so many regulars here not using CD? Come on guys, set a good example. If you forget, just rejoin with it on before you get involved in anything.

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    Re: CD Optional

    I plan to comment in this thread, but I'm brainstorming.

    Wyzcrak
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    • #3
      Re: CD Optional

      i agree, CD should be mandatory for ALL paid and reserved slot members.

      *HINT HINT

      whenever you play on the server, if you see a pink icon next to your name, that means you better have CD on.

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      • #4
        Re: CD Optional

        It would be nice, but the fact is sometimes CD doesnt work with some drivers. There was a while there that I couldnt run CD because it didnt support the latest nvidia drivers.

        The problem doesnt stem from regs who dont have CD, although it wouldnt hurt if they turned it on.

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        • #5
          Re: CD Optional

          IMHO straight CD-req is not a good idea. It is hard enough to get a game of classic as it is. You are right that we need to change something, especially with FF on at the moment. I can't believe I had to kick someone yesterday for chomping the hive.
          Wintermute

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          • #6
            Re: CD Optional

            Originally posted by Wintermute
            IMHO straight CD-req is not a good idea. It is hard enough to get a game of classic as it is. You are right that we need to change something, especially with FF on at the moment. I can't believe I had to kick someone yesterday for chomping the hive.
            While we're on that, what happened to that helpful message right after starting that we'd see before the latest Steam upgrade? It would display our rules for getting along, tell you that you ought to get CD, etc. It was up for about a week.

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            • #7
              Re: CD Optional

              Several plugins were disabled when we experienced global performance problems on the server. Turns out all of TG's services experienced problems last week due to AC problems. The plugins are slowly being re-enabled, one at a time, to make sure the server stays stable.

              Wyzcrak
              Steam Community? Add me. | Free Remote, Encrypted Backup

              Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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              • #8
                Re: CD Optional

                Originally posted by Wyzcrak
                I plan to comment in this thread, but I'm brainstorming.

                Wyzcrak
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                • #9
                  Re: CD Optional

                  Thanks Cave. I was beginning to wonder where I put my golf umbrella. :icon16:
                  I do what I can.

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                  • #10
                    Re: CD Optional

                    Originally posted by Wyzcrak
                    Several plugins were disabled when we experienced global performance problems on the server. Turns out all of TG's services experienced problems last week due to AC problems. The plugins are slowly being re-enabled, one at a time, to make sure the server stays stable.

                    Wyzcrak
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                    Or AC the method of delivering power across vast distances?
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                    • #11
                      Re: CD Optional

                      Originally posted by Pokerface
                      the thing that keeps rooms cold
                      :)

                      Wyzcrak
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                      Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.

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