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Why don't you play at FragBU?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by JohnDoe641, Nov 22, 2008.

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Why aren't you attending FragBU?

  1. Different continent/timezone/ping

    44.0%
  2. What's FragBU?

    8.6%
  3. Too much to download.

    6.9%
  4. They don't play what I like.

    11.2%
  5. The server is horrible.

    7.8%
  6. It's too competitive for me.

    12.9%
  7. They start too late for me.

    11.2%
  8. UT3 sucks.

    27.6%
  9. I keep forgetting about it.

    18.1%
  10. I've moved on/went back to another game that's better.

    31.0%
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  1. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    - lack of fun
    - and the few fragbu's I attended were quite late/early... time difference is too large
    - and for recent fragbu's... no longer really into the deathmatch mp fps games anymore
     
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  2. Sjosz

    Sjosz (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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    The main reason right now is that I don't have internet at home yet. This should be fixed soon though.
    I did find that the entire 'dud' issue was annoying as hell. I'm far less skilled than most anyone on the server, so when that one shombo or rocket does connect and it ends up dudding it is not fun.
     
  3. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Unfortunately that's a combination of the terrible server and the terrible netcode in the game. Normally on a good server you'll occasionally get a dud (3/10 rockets will be duds) but on a terrible server like the FragBU one, you'll get 5/10 or 6/10 and every weapon, not just rockets or flak. I've even managed to get dud feign death and dud flag caps. It's awesome. :)
     
  4. Poker

    Poker Anus Retentus

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    Wait, are you saying that on a good server an average of three out of every ten rockets are duds? Because in my experience it's less than 1%. Memorable when it happens, of course, and it drives me nuts for sure. But if it's anywhere close to 30% on all servers, that's some serious packet loss being doled out by one's ISP or home network.

    @thread: When I happen to catch the FBU server in the browser I try to stop in. The empty filter probably doesn't help sometimes though....
     
  5. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Well then everyone I know gets packetloss and f6 lies to us. D:
     
  6. dub

    dub

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    I'd join more often, but I never know when it starts or when people would be there reliably. The last time I hit a full-ish server was on a Saturday @ 5 am. by complete luck. (was initially just wanting to test my crosshairs online :p)
     
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  7. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

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    Also, i would lie if i didnt mention L4D as a reason :)
     
  8. Sindarin

    Sindarin I posted in the RO-me thread
    and all I got was
    a pink username!

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    Skill level mostly. I suck and get my ass handed to me every time. Gets old quick.

    Not trying to lay blame, just the way the game is.
     
  9. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    For me when I play online, I like a huge block of time to keep playing for a while and that usually isn't available these days (for past 3-4 years actually). For FragBU, the same applies but I don't tend to play online much anyway so it hardly ever works out.
     
  10. Nereid

    Nereid ・ ω ・

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    If you were in IRC, the FragBU-Reporter would tell you when people are getting on.
     
  11. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Sweet Dreams

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    Cmon you weren't that bad.
     
  12. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    My internet. I usually forget about Fragbu while playing CoD4 online or another game with antilag.
     
  13. DarQraven

    DarQraven New Member

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    Two reasons:

    1) I live in the Netherlands. In order to join the server I'd have to stay up all night, and I simply can't afford that with my busy schedule.
    2) Only fridays and saturdays. I go home to my parents' house every friday afternoon. They don't have a PC that's up to running UT3 on a decent level. :(
     
  14. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper New Member

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    Lower level players get owned by you "pros". The few times I joined, I kept getting killed with an enforcer in my hand. Couldn't even get to another weapon. Seemed like a lot of spawn kills. I suppose it could have been coincidence that someone was there with a flack cannon every time I spawned.
     
  15. FuLLBLeeD

    FuLLBLeeD fart

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    1. The game is still too buggy to warrant playing. I never want to see DemoGuy again.
     
  16. Sys-X

    Sys-X Commercialized Killer !!!

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    There should be a euro fragbu too tbh, the states are too far away for me and then the timezone which makes it impossible for me to join fragbu :(
     
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  17. haarg

    haarg PC blowticious

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    Euro FragBU has been tried many times now. Even less people show up than to the NA FragBU, and it soon is forgotten entirely.
     
  18. Defeat

    Defeat GET EM WITH THE BACKSMACK WOOOOO

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    Lets just all move to europe D: \o/
     
  19. Unknown Target

    Unknown Target New Member

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    I never know what time it's at :(
     
  20. UnrealGrrl

    UnrealGrrl Enemy flag carrier is Her!

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    ok so everyone who replied so far either:

    - lives somewhere besides the US
    - doesn't like the game
    - feels they arent skilled enough / doesnt want to get owned
    - doesnt know what time it is :rolleyes:

    for me - i try to drop in sometimes but have been busy with RL and since starting my own server have been playing almst exclusively there...
     

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