Author Topic: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?  (Read 1773 times)

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Offline cluckay

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Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
Title says it all.

 

Offline niffiwan

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
It's not just you, there's so few people playing multi these days that you really need to schedule/organise a time in advance.
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Offline Cyborg17

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
I got into a pug on a Friday night about a year ago.  'Twas glorious.

 

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
Awesome typo.

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Offline Cyborg17

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
Poor little guy.....

Hold on, doesn't pug mean "pick up group"?

 

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
Thought he meant pub, like public game, as opposed to privately arranged.
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Offline karajorma

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
Either way, that's pretty much how I read it too. :D
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Offline Sarkoth

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
The last time I managed to find one other player in multiplayer was about 5 years ago. We both shot each other around 3 times until he disconnected. Could have been fun. Wasn't. Sad story makes Sarkoth sad.
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Offline castor

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
I managed to find one other player in multiplayer was about 5 years ago. We both shot each other around 3 times until he disconnected.
Sorry for kind of pointless bump, but damn :(

I wonder if it would help to have a simple down counting web timer for a fixed weekly MP event, running on FS2NET/HLP front pages?
Of course it wouldn't automatically make anyone to actually show up, but would serve as a reminder for the potentially interested people, and maybe capture the interest of some of those otherwise unaware.

 

Offline zookeeper

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
Well, since this is now bumped already...

I bet there's enough people playing FS2O that you could actually have people online at the same time, but it'd require that the game heavily facilitate that. For example, have a small notice box at the corner of the mainhall telling you whether there are any people online, and allow you to actually join them with 1-3 clicks (instead of going through the obnoxious '90's multiplayer interface). And have some servers/matches running all the time for people to join without the need to set one up yourself.

I'm pretty convinced that multiplayer is dead mainly because it's so inconvenient to use (compare to any modern game in which you'll get to shoot other people in a few clicks), and that would be possible to fix although of course it'd be a big undertaking.

 

Offline jr2

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Re: Is it just me or is there never anyone online?
I'm pretty convinced that multiplayer is dead mainly because it's so inconvenient to use (compare to any modern game in which you'll get to shoot other people in a few clicks), and that would be possible to fix although of course it'd be a big undertaking.


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