I tell you a few words about popularity problem of BF2 mods.
I think FH2 mod is the excelent work than other mods like PR ,DCON and POE2 they are only BF2 modification but FH2 is completely new game (congratulations for FH2 team). This is why i look with open mouth when i saw it firstime.
But (there is always "but") BF2 original is much more populated because it is commercial arcade game and it is set up for players they are not capable to play somethink good and more realistic like FH2, because it is too hard for them.Poor people.
I found only 3 populated servers in central europe :eek: with FH2.I pray for change. I hope more good players are there. Hard games have much less players, like R6 Raven Shield have more servers than players,because its simulation.
Im glad that FH2 team didnt choose the commercial way and create very good original game.
Please do not change your game for commercial players. Its good now. Thank for read.
Lo, I am Mudra, za emo soldat!
25th September 2004
FH2 will grow in player base as they add in new maps, vehicles, and most especially, theaters of war. Many people have not liked the Africa theater, and the dev team currently is hoping to gain more player base by going with the more popular Normandy Campaign, before moving back to the usual FH route of less popular campaigns (imo, hopefully, Italy, early Balkans, and 1941/42 Russia....). The release of FH2.1 seems to have attracted more players now, especially with the many gameplay fixes and the addition of paradropping on Crete.
I chose an eternity of this
6th January 2005
Only having three populated servers is one thing, but so far I've always found populated servers. And you can only play on one server at a time anyway. There may not be huge amounts of players but I can always find a good game anyway. Also, keep in mind that this is the first release and a lot of people seem to be waiting for the other theaters.
The forums staffers think I'm Cool
2nd January 2006
Maybe this mod should advertise itself somehow. I mean I bet the main problem is that people just don't know about mods. They just buy the game and play it, never even thinking about the possibility of something more.
As for myself. I don't care as long as there are couple of servers decently full and with good mature players.
I didnt buy BF2 game cause its not too good for me. Also everybody know about way to play it for free. But now i go to store and buy it, cause i want to play FH2 on official servers where are some players.
6th May 2006
::BUNNY::;4352778Maybe this mod should advertise itself somehow. I mean I bet the main problem is that people just don't know about mods. They just buy the game and play it, never even thinking about the possibility of something more. As for myself. I don't care as long as there are couple of servers decently full and with good mature players.
I think you're right (Last summer I met some teenagers playing BF2 and totally ignoring what is a mod), but what can we do? Most of them also ignore they could find community sites and forums about BF2, so, even if I use with others to mainly speak about FH2 on Somua, the main BF2 french site and forum, we can touch decades of people, not thousands...
Dread thinks I'm a special person
5th February 2004
The reason for the lack of players for FH2 is not the more realistic gameplay (Project Reality is by far the most popular mod), neither it is that generally people don't know about mods (in the best days of BF1942 mods had more players and servers than the original game). It is the ranking system that is to blame for the low amount of players. People do not want to waste their time playing a mod, because each minute spent on playing a mod is one minute less of playtime on a ranked server and therefore means a loss of ranking points. That's why it is impossible to attract more players for a mod. They won't be interested in them, no matter how good they are. BF2 mods are doomed.
Its only a part of problem. PR was popular you are right, but now it is not so popular and populated. (my idea include only black servers in central europe, its not a whole world but its large amount of people and those people know about mods and accessories cause they know how to play on black serves) They played PR couple months but now play back original BF2. POE2 had same destiny. No players.
I follow teh Moo!
18th November 2007
POE2 was doomed because they released incidentally same time as BF2 patch was coming out. That drew most players away from POE and back to vanilla BF2. :(
It seems mods are for BF2 players something like weekend distraction from ranking business. Most mods gather alot players when they are released and then after release weekend/week they are abandonned and players are going back to hunt those damned points in vanilla.
I don't spend enough time here
17th May 2008
i noted this too, only 2 real servers, and over 100 empty ones.
i think the ranking kills mods in any form, i could kill ALL of this EA suckers for this. also not existant support for modders no news, have you seen valve? they send OFFICIAL news for the mods, and some mods recived support whit help, help whit coding, help whit modeling etc.
there ARE players who whould like the mod, when they whould know that it exist