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Anyone notice a bunch of zeros lately

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 2003/2004' started by Capt.Toilet, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Of course im talking about the server list for the 2k4 demo. Either the majority of the players have grown bored with the thing, or they have all moved on to onslaught. I spend most of the time in assault and i tell ya i seen 6 servers in a row with no one in them. Maybe i just caught the bad time of the day or something.
     
  2. Juguard

    Juguard The King Is Dead, Punk Rock Lives!

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    well, when UT2004 came out, a lot of people tried it, even those who hate the Unreal world. So for a week or so, you would see every server crouded. Some I guess just got bored, or dont have time.

    I can guess, that when UT2004 final is out, it will be much, much more popular than the Demo.
     
  3. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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  4. Saito

    Saito Banned

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    Meh I tried assault after it first came out just to see what it was like, after I got the feeling of it, I realize it didn't have LG, IG, or the xloc and I stopped ;P

    But yeah your right, in all honesty only the ONS servers seem full, and the few haxored insta gib servers. I guess people just really are enjoying the vehicles :)
     
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  5. Major-Lee-High

    Major-Lee-High Im a ranter, ignore me!

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    Assualt is just as good as it was in ut99 and will die the same way most likely....

    Its only fun a few times per map usually... after everyone gets good the games actually get lame instead of better.

    I cant wait to try the other 5 maps, which is a disapointment... i was hoping for like 15 maps or something, but with just 5 it will die faster.

    Someone needs to start planning a AS-CB :) with atleast 5 - 10 more :O
     
  6. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    The UT99 Assault scene still seems quite alive. On the unreal://utassault.thegamebox.net server, there's always people there playing the six built-in Assault maps over and over. I think the fun is in trying to attack the base in a faster time and figuring out little tricks to help get past the defenders more easily. There's also quite a few good custom Assault maps floating around out there as well...
     
  7. Major-Lee-High

    Major-Lee-High Im a ranter, ignore me!

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    Yeah i remember playing some really cool user as-maps for ut99, but even they got old fast.

    Im sure there will be enough people playing to find games, but i doubt there will be more than most of the other gametypes.
     
  8. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Well, it's tough playing a one map rotation for very long no matter how good it is. I would imagine that a lot of people have tried it, got tired of the one map and are waiting for the full game.

    Look at this article breaking down the demo by gametype and the numbers of people playing the game.

    Good read http://www.csports.net/index.aspx?p=News&story=181
     
  9. Juguard

    Juguard The King Is Dead, Punk Rock Lives!

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    5 maps for ONS is not much, but the community will make more, and thats always a good thing. Some of the maps the community make, become classics in no time, and sometime, those are the most coolest maps.

    I learned a lesson from UT days. Always save the maps you love to play, cuz now I dont have any form UT, since I deleted them, not thinking I wont remember the names of them. :( .. some of them I still remember, but some, are just lost. Hopefully I'll run across them someday. :) And I hope the authors make them for UT2004. :)
     
  10. Major-Lee-High

    Major-Lee-High Im a ranter, ignore me!

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    Yeah there were a few ut as-maps i wanted to go back and get and couldnt never find :(

    I think my thing with as is that its just to linear, there isnt really many ways to play it, and after everyone gets good it gets to easy to attack or defend on certain maps. A good team on convoy wont even let you get the first obj.... Its pretty easy to do and pretty hard to fight against too.
     
  11. Bonzo_Dog

    Bonzo_Dog New Member

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    Assaults

    the same thing could happen, in UT alot of assault maps are over very quickly now,because of (tricks or Cheat Aliases &keybinds)they are very skill full at using these MaxHammer Jumps even doing doubles &trebles,but in a way it has ruined the concept of Assault Maps.
    With 2k4 i can see it going down hill, the game play is wrong totally wrong compared with UT,albeit that the vechiles and voice coms might just pull it through, if you browse these forums ,there are some guys trying to Convert UT into the UT2K3/4 Engine, way to go.
     
  12. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    That article sure did break it down, thanks Hal. I knew onslaught was the biggy here, but i didnt think it would be that big. And by god Assault better not die down like it did in UT, im looking forward to AS-Mothership. :(
     
  13. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Other 5? Where'd you get that idea? There are 10 ONS maps.

    ONS-Torlan
    ONS-Layn
    ONS-CrossFire
    ONS-Arctic Stronghold
    ONS-Severance
    ONS-Dria
    ONS-Redplanet
    ONS-Dawn
    ONS-Frostbite
    ONS-Primeval
     
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    Mr. Scary Speedemupus-Guitarist-Shreddish

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    Ah yes, I've played their server in BF1942. Very top notch server along with their admins.
     
  15. TaoPaiPai

    TaoPaiPai Commisaire Van Loc

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    Don't worry the assault community will grow at least as strong as the UT99 one.It's just a little boring to play the same map over and over during 2 weeks.With multiple maps it will be much better.But 5 is al ittle cheap though.
    And assault seems to be a little difficult to map for so I won't expect custom maps before a while (except the crappy ones)

    Yeah I'm a bit disappointed also to see Onslaught becoming the CS of UT2k4,with all the people going "OMG VEHICALS LOL".At least it will bring a new audience to the game,that's already a good thing.
    The assault players are generally more serious and dedicated while ONS will attract the mass.

    OMG GAMETYPE WARS LOL :lol:
     
  16. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    6 AS maps

    AS-Mothership
    AS-Convoy
    AS-FallenCity
    AS-RobotFactory
    AS-Junkyard
    AS-Glacier

    Hopefully some of the guys like Willhaven, who did some unbelievable UT AS maps will be interested in doing one or two more for everyone.
     
  17. Saito

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    Well if ONS grabs more people to the franchise thats not a totaly bad thing.
     
  18. smattbac

    smattbac Flak Monkey

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    Community maps

    It'll be interesting to see if there will be more community maps for ONS as it seems to be quite popular, than for example BR in UT2003.

    But I still think that for every ONS or AS map released, there will be 10 DM maps released... Skilled mappers should really take the time and make some maps for other gametypes too, even if it takes longer.
     
  19. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    smattbac, there are not 5 ONS maps, there are 10

    I think that there will be plenty of ONS maps as they are probably going to be among the easiest to map for. Lots of terrain, some meshes, and a skybox.
     
  20. smattbac

    smattbac Flak Monkey

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    Was I saying that it was only 5? I read you the first time. :)

    Mappers don't just shape the levels, they shape the gameplay too. And that takes time, it you really want to get it right. I think. Or mappers just get lucky. What would I know, it's not like I've made a lot of non DM maps.. :eek:
     

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