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  • #16
    Originally posted by [40-1]MORD View Post
    I think that server admins should review their friendly fire settings during the free weekend. On our servers I will increase the amount of TKs allowed to avoid situation when a new player gets kicked after killing a few team mates.
    that's a very good idea. i hope the other server admins notice this post and do likewise. i still remember the first time i played and couldn't make out friend from foe. some people shoot first and ask questions later.
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    • #17
      ++ what Flavin420 said, ther's no honor in "owning noobs" as there's none in owning the bots. For the good of the game, throttle back your leetness on the free weekend. GGS > kills TWB*SlowBull
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      • #18
        Originally posted by oldslowguy View Post
        ++ what Flavin420 said, ther's no honor in "owning noobs" as there's none in owning the bots. For the good of the game, throttle back your leetness on the free weekend. GGS > kills TWB*SlowBull
        Ehhh, while I'm all for attracting new players and I hope TWI get plenty of them, I honestly think that the biggest distraction to those potentially buying the game will be the new customers themselves. Foul mouthing and spamming the VOIP, TK'ing and acting all leet. Yeah, you all know exactly what I am talking about. I don't care to hear all the racist cr@p and stuff about someone's mother's private parts.

        That said, I'm going to be nice as usual and play exactly the same as I always do. That is till I am so annoyed by the BS that I leave the server.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by oldslowguy View Post
          A common desire of us all is more players, so one of the most important ingredients will be us, who already play the game. Please be on your best behavior, be courtious and helpful. TWB*SlowBull
          Exactly. We are the userbase and its our part to be on our best behavior in supporting TWI to give the new players a warm welcome and help them along as best we can.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Bauer View Post
            Or a german MGer covering crossing to D on Commissar's House....
            Ha...but I don't think new players will be attacking D. They will think uncritically and sequentially: A first, then B, then C, then D. So my bet is you will get more of them with a good view of B.

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            • #21
              The win will be in keeping the new players, not "getting them", just sayin'. TWB*SlowBull
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              • #22
                sorry to be a noob, but is a free weekend a demo, or a price free day?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by kookooskoos View Post
                  sorry to be a noob, but is a free weekend a demo, or a price free day?
                  Free weekend means you'll be able to play the full game from Friday evening till Monday morning, and there's probably going to be a %50 discount in case you decide to buy it.

                  RO Bitter-Veteran. Creator of RO-Kryukovo.
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                  • #24
                    lol, I can just hear the cry now: "Don't fire! It's a free weekend!"

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                    • #25
                      I think the most important thing will be giving new players a chance to play on established, highly played servers like 2fjg where theres generally a high level of teamwork and cooperation.

                      My fear is that they won't be able to get in those servers and will mostly be playing against each other segregated from the vets.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by ChargerCarl View Post
                        I think the most important thing will be giving new players a chance to play on established, highly played servers like 2fjg where theres generally a high level of teamwork and cooperation.

                        My fear is that they won't be able to get in those servers and will mostly be playing against each other segregated from the vets.

                        I kind of think the point is to help other servers get more populated besides the 2.fjg server with the increased player surge.

                        Personally, I think it is a huge detriment to the future of this game when people just stick to one or two servers and never go anywhere else. However, this is kind of expected with the diminished population.

                        We just invested in a bad *** computer just to run a 64 player server and tested it briefly. However, it's not up completely because we have been waiting on TWI to whitelist our IP so we can have it ranked.
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