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R.I.P. Fragbu?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by JohnDoe641, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Well, that's it, the BeyondUnreal FragBU UT3 server is gone and will likely never come back in any official way.

    If you're wondering why it was taken down, there's a few very good reasons why.

    • For the last three months, a kind admin was paying out of pocket for an empty server.
    • No one has consistently played at FragBU for at least four months and the total number of players for that time span is less than 15.
    • No one likes UT3, or at least no one likes it enough to play at FragBU.

    If you add up these reasons, you begin to understand that there's absolutely no reason to keep holding an even that no one shows up to. It's sad but it was bound to happen someday. UT3 was just the nail in the coffin.

    I remember having to get to 2k3 and 2k4 FragBU events hours earlier than its start time because the server was always full. I always prayed that my system would load faster so I wouldn't loose my spot because I enjoyed the crazy fragging so much. UT3 FragBU was something different, it was more fun goofing around finding all those glitches instead of serious frags. Even then the fun for me seemed to eventually give way to annoyance at the level of buggy-ness the game had. I think I was one of the last people on the BU staff who cared enough about UT3 to try and breathe life in the game, but as you can see, it didn't work. So, I guess FragBU is gone for good, or at least until the next UT game comes out. You will be missed, FragBU.

    What a sad day, a sad day indeed.
     
  2. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Banned

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    I didn't play there much because usually nobody joined in times I was in, so I went playing on other servers instead. Some euro servers are still full tho, so the game is not that "not played". But yeah...why pay for an empty server, although its sad news.
     
  3. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    I never joined it, because it was too far away from me and the pings were atrocious.
     
  4. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    I played there like twice and the game felt like it was 10 years behind with all the ping.
     
  5. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Banned

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    And that's from someone living on the same continent as the server. Imagine living in Europe and having about 10 FPS all the time or less.

    These were my conditions when played there.
     
  6. Trynant

    Trynant Manic Brawler

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    I had a lot of fun with FragBU and fragging other people on these forums, well at least trying to frag anyways.

    Sad day :(
     
  7. FuLLBLeeD

    FuLLBLeeD fart

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    :(

    We still do pugs which is kind of like FragBU..if anyone still cares.
     
  8. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    This is really sad, but was definitely going to happen sooner or later. Just revel in the fact that during UT FragBU took a break as well and didn't come back until UT2003. When the next UT comes, we will be ready! :)
     
  9. Lostsoul

    Lostsoul boobs

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    I only played in one once after JD pulled me in to it and I ended up having a blast. But even before taht one time, I had always heard of FragBU being a great thing for UT. So even though I never really did it, it is sad that it is gone.
     
  10. shoptroll

    shoptroll New Member

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    I miss the 2004 days, but I really haven't had a ton of interest in UT3. Will be missed and hopefully we'll all get together again.
     
  11. zynthetic

    zynthetic robot!

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    Likewise with 2k4 though it was brief in comparison.
    I don't really have an excuse. I just had more fun playing when it was packed and that hasn't happened for a long time.
     
  12. Festering Anus

    Festering Anus Cheeto Hans

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    stop blaming ping. UT3 sucks dong
     
  13. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Sweet Dreams

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    Tuesdays were fun JD...then school started :/
     
  14. FuLLBLeeD

    FuLLBLeeD fart

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    So, never. :(

    This is really it people. There isn't going to be another Unreal Tournament.
     
  15. Firefly

    Firefly United Kingdom is not a country.

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    never say never. :)

    It was the timing for me. Being in England meant no-one was ever on but I did manage to get a couple of good games with some of you guys.

    I liked UT3 at first but I lost interest. I got Unreal Anthology for my B'day so I've drifted back to Unreal and UT99. Simple; UT's gameplay is spot on. My UT99 discs were crcing and I had long since sold my copy of U2 so it's nice to get the family back together again :)

    Shame though but inevitiable.

    Big thanks to the admin for bothering and paying for it though.
     
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  16. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Well that too. :deadhorse:

    Not a really good mix huh?
     
  17. Exus Tecius

    Exus Tecius like diamonds in the sky

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    JD you know i tried to install fragbu on ut99.it died out too.no much resonance.ppl here like tp prefer reading the forum more then playing the game.:eek:
     
  18. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Too bad. I liked this game.
    Sad face!
     
  19. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    I would have been on a lot more if I didn't have a 5-year old son.:) I did get on one night and wanted to try it again, but almost every time I found time to get on no one was on it. Sorry to see it go though.:(
     
  20. Al

    Al Car'a'carn

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    Or prefer playing other, better games.
     

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