20+ player FFA on friday - All invited!

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  1. lapsedpacifist

    lapsedpacifist Post Master General

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    Some of you may remember the 10+ player games from beta, before uber closed that loophole because it was crashing everyone else's games. They were huge, messy and a lot of fun, but despite the fact we now have access to private servers, there haven't been any more of those hilarious and epic games... until now!

    @cwarner7264 has generously agreed to fund a server, however I will need someone to set one up because I have the technical know-how of your average lemming.

    Currently aiming to make this happen this Friday evening European time, which should allow for maximum number of people to join in (including any brave aussies that don't mind an early start).

    Anyone who knows a good place to rent out servers cheap, or wants to help out wrongcat with the costs, then your help would be very much appreciated. Everyone else, just drop a post below if you're interested so we can see approximately how big a game we're dealing with.
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  2. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    This idea was brought to you courtesy of idle chit-chat in the community-driven Global Chat, with special mention to @cola_colin and @mikeyh for their exceptional work in making it possible.

    Current idea for a starting time is 2300hrs UTC on Friday 6th February.

    If you want to get involved, make sure you have PA-Stats installed. This is required for you to be able to join the games, and has the added benefit of connecting you to the Global Chat, which we'll use to co-ordinate everything!
    Last edited: February 6, 2015
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  3. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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    Oh, and we'll want steamers and YouTubers so we can showcase the true power of PA :)
  4. snierke

    snierke Active Member

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    Super cool. I Will try to join.
  5. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    ... wut?
  6. lapsedpacifist

    lapsedpacifist Post Master General

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    Have there?

    Well I didn't play in them, so they might as well not have existed as far as I'm concerned.
  7. reptarking

    reptarking Post Master General

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    I think there talking about the times when people tried to pile 100 players in an FFA in alpha
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  8. lapsedpacifist

    lapsedpacifist Post Master General

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    That's what I mentioned in my OP. And think that was in beta (at least some of them were cos I played in them and I didn't have alpha access).
  9. reptarking

    reptarking Post Master General

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    Idk what stage it was in but I know those attempts led to the server side limits
  10. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Moderator Alumni

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  11. lapsedpacifist

    lapsedpacifist Post Master General

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    Yeah don't know what quitch was talking about though...
  12. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    There were a number of large FFAs when Cola was testing different hosting platforms, and I believe The Cult has run a number of large team games too.
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  13. lapsedpacifist

    lapsedpacifist Post Master General

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    I had no idea.

    Regardless, we're doing more on Friday so come, join in, moar players is better.
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  14. theseeker2

    theseeker2 Well-Known Member

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    aren't you forgetting the land of the free?
  15. xankar

    xankar Post Master General

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    Xankar joins the battle
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  16. xanoxis

    xanoxis Active Member

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    I will try to join, but it is kinda late in Europe.
  17. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    I will be there as well. Will be nice not to have anything to do but play with a big game.
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    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Count me in, planning to abuse my 107mbps internet. >:3
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  20. lapsedpacifist

    lapsedpacifist Post Master General

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    Can't please everyone, it's quite late in Europe to try and get as many Americans and Australians in as possible. If you have a job and are in the US then... sorry!
  21. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    I don't think 23:00 on friday is that bad for EU people :eek:

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