What is wrong with most of the SoF2 players? I have been running a server for almost 12 months now and i'm still stuck with the same old maps in my cycle...there are some exellent maps around if only ppl would bother to look..every time i try new maps nobody can get in cos they haven't got them..all you mappers out there are doing a great job but unfortunatly your time and effort is being wasted on these ppl cos they dont give a sh*t about it anyway. Com'on SoF players get out of the rut your in and be adventurous..GET NEW MAPS PLEASE! Y ou can start here if you like at a pretty usful website created just to help you guys.... www.eddiestone-sof2.com And you'll find a few maps at soffiles 2 :p
having custom maps on a server cycle really makes it annoying yo play... for example: 1) the sof2 in-game download is usually like 1/5 that of the actual connection...and 2) those who dont like having auto download on or just cant be bothered waiting in the serverlist for the map to download would have to go and find the maps themselves
i stay away from nearly all custom map servers, personally...i have lotsa custom maps but i prolly wont be seeing to playing them on a public server anytime soon
the last time i set my auto download on to go into a server wif a custom map cycle, i came back after about an hour and in addition to downloading the map the server also downloaded about a dozen gore mods, tracer mods, scope mods, skins, player skins etc. which of course all looked like crap (who would want to play wif green bullets, rainbow blood, *chrome* (haha) weapon skins and scopes wif no dots?)
Moved to "Rant and Raves" :nodding:
I don't have auto-download activated for the reasons you have mentioned superfly but thats no excuse for not having fresh,good maps in your base folder.I don't understand it.. if you look at the amount of downloads some maps get you'd think every man and his dog would be able to join if you run them..but not so..it's a damn shame all the hours mappers put in for free just to give us somthing new and it gets thrown on the pile gathering cyber-dust at the back of hard-drives..come on man,you don't need the server to download new maps for ya..go get'em for yourselves. PeacE
we run the Dogsoldiers server with a few maps that are custom maps we let people know where they can get em ..and evern go as far as to host the maps on our site if need be. we have just now changed our server cycle, been playing on teh same maps for two months ..and now tehre are a few new ones ... i usually find out what they are using and if they have it on site when i play .... you have to expect the dling of all the server items if you walk away. some clan server just have sooo much on them ...and if you want to play there you have to be aware.
The camping-rascals server host an alt map night most Sunday nights. they have a whole download page dedicated to the custom maps,with info about the server etc... and usually play the latest releases. Most of the time it brings 12-20 players,a few times Ive seen the 24 player server full and had to wait to join :( Recently they have started another server to run the Jeel Spec ops mod.
:cool: You might try to use some small maps to draw people in and turn the downloads on. that might help. It helped my server some.
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