Great News. No Official Servers Anymore.

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  • Freebo

    Hello. Good news everybody !

    I'm happy to announce that there will be no distiction on website between official and private servers anymore (at least for a long while for long experimental testing period). The idea we had 3 years ago didn't work out. It brought more negativity than positive reactions and feetback. More ignoration and unpredictable hate than anybody would even imagine just by this simple idea. And the idea was really simple to create "safe zone" for nice people and new players - but after 3 years we know that it doesn't work this way - and is not that simple to provide. Creating "friendly atmosphere" on so called "official" servers - didn't work out and didn't get enough attention and support from the "community" and even from some admins. Rules were not working there anyway. No sense to keep "official" servers mark anymore on the website and create this division between "checked" and "unpredictable" servers. Especially now, when there would be only one official server with admin who is on-line more often than once a week. This is not what group of all "official" servers were supposed to be. There is not possible to keep consistency between "official" servers anyway when their admins are off-line. [b] This is why none of servers will be marked as "official".[/b] [u] All servers now can be 100% trusted if they deserve it - and all depends ONLY on their admins[/u], their personalities and their attitude to players, to cheaters, insulters and so on. Pure anarchy as social medias are teaching nowadays. No rules. - and finally leading brands can win the attantion of players. From now on - players will be able to choose which server they want to play depending on admin and the atmosphere, maps used, game modes, mods, commands prepared and things like that - not depending just on "official" or "private" mark which would suggest them which is safe which is not.

    Now it will be more like it was during GameSpy times as we all remember.

    Every server is equal now as it was before 2015. Bad thing is - that this solution unfortunately will not tell players which servers are more trusted than others before trying them out first (like it was planned to be with "official" servers for 3 years). But maybe this is the way it has to be. Maybe which server is trusted and worth playing should depend on months of playing there and personal preferences or level of ignoration. Now "trust" to server will depend only on admins personality. If some new player, after playing for a while on one of servers decides that he can't stand some admin - he can easily switch to other server - which now will be on the same level as all the rest in terms of "official"/"private". [h3] Equal value and rank.[/h3] Of course most pupular, most pouplated and mostely visited servers will be - as it was for last years - always listed at the top of website. This is how it was for at least 2 years and will stay this way. Very fair solution for everybody. But atmosphere on servers will now depend only on admins and players who are accepted by them to play. Everybody can be 100% independent "official admin" of server now, just like everybody can be private admin. Anybody can be now private admin - which means he makes rules on his server and rules of the network won't apply there. If some admin decides to cheat and insult players just because this is what he does best - and there will be masohist players who love to experience arrogance on their own skin - and his server will be most pupular thanks to that - it's fine and 100% fair. People need to have a choice.

    Same goes to ranked servers.

    Statistics won't be shown anymore (at least for a long while). They were not showing "real" score anyway, and didn't give acurate representations - since each official/ranked server was different, cheats were not always detected and newbies were always bein treated as the source of extra points on ranked servers - which in many situations had nothing to do with real skills of their killers. That's why statistics needs to be rethinked and won't be shown on website for a while. Besides - maybe in the far future there will be only 2 special (IA and PS) ranked servers with 100% classic settings, classic maps, no extra commands, no mods, full, 100% tested anticheat protection. This would be the only way to make it as fair as possible. Just like it works in other games where moddified servers can't be ranked. But maybe we don't need ranked anymore. This issue needs long months of debates.

    Anyway - No Official Servers, No Statistics, Anybody can create his own brand

    - just like it was in GameSpy times. Sweet and happy- The most fair solution possible. Now we can check out how it can really work. Now we can find out if "official" servers may make any sense in the future again. Unless this long experiment shows otherwise - there will be no "official" servers anymore, ever. Fair and simple. Like Youda was always saying: "You can't make everybody happy". This is why we will not try hard anymore. All depends on creativity and personalities of servers administrators. Who will be respected and who will be ignored. People are different and some just don't want any help. Some are even against it and illogically treats it as an assault. Those who really care - will recognize by themselves which server is best for them. [b]From now on - there will be full opportunity for great activities for both admins and players of their servers. Let's hope both groups will cooperate together creating servers nice to play during the week and on weekends. Thanks for the support. Sorry that purpose of official servers didn't work out but you never know untill you try as hard as you can. Good luck and feel free with your servers and have fun like never before. [/b]

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  • misterSD

    When the website will be back. I still dont know how send you screens about atakan...

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  • Freebo

    We had atakan conversation long ago. You don't need to send anything to me at least. Just please take care of your server now. Let's focus on our idividual works and creations on own servers - just like the rest of servers admins. As independent admin - if you see problems with players you can post them on forum for people to know - to share the experience instead of dealing with them alone. As far as I know there are websites you can upload screen and share link here on forum. I wasn't using services like that myself becuase I always had some server - but you can use it always. BUT NOT IN THIS THREAD. Create new thread with screenshots if you wish. This is what forum is for. If people stop using it - forum will be closed. Make it alive as often as you want before it dies. BTW - Remember that from now you can make any rule on your server as you like. You can ban/unban just deciding by yourself - you're not captured in "job" of "official admin". Feel free to do things for your server as you wish. Let's see how it works. Just like I said above. Full freedom - don't worry about any special rules or "global" directions. All depends on you - same goes to all servers and all admins now. I hope it's the best solution now. This is what most of people wanted. Good luck.

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  • Forsaken

    This forum must not die! there is a wealth of information here about all things crysis. freebo, I didn't mean to offend you the other day. Just because we disagree on some things does not mean I don't respect the time and work that you and others have put into this website and multiplayer system. I do hope that all the modders here will continue to support this game for a long time.

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  • FAZOR

    Why there can't be statistics? I think It was nice to see who plays, who is active.. I don't think that anybody cared about being top1 or something..

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  • Freebo

    FAZOR - Full statistics will be back of course later. Things to figure out how to make them fair in the future and how to set those 2-3 servers with 100% vanilla settings (maybe, just maybe removing 1-2 guns there) to make them real ranked - where nobody would complain that settings are unfair and one ranked server is not matching another. Those who wants to play for stats would be able to join those vanilla servers just for stats + fun (just like it works in other games where ranked servers are only those with vanilla settings). Those who don't care would be also able to play there but without logging-in (no stats saved) or choose to play on other unranked servers. So. Don't worry. Stats with list of 500 active players is not something that should be lost forever. I was the first one who wanted stats listed on website 3 years ago. But then again - they can't work like it was before where most pupular and most populated daily servers were not even ranked and all less popular, ranked servers had different settings, different commands and super powers for players, different game modes with mods on, and at the same time "being top1" was the case - even though some of top positions were not even confirmed as fairly earned (which means not even checked for cheats technically and manually - because admins were not on-line when those points were earned on those servers). This kind of stats doesn't make any sense because are not acurate representation of true skills or anything. Well maybe they represent 100% only hours spent in the game. This one for sure. But still, statistics are nice thing to see here - so don't worry - Full stats will be back after rethinking some issues with ranked servers and anti-cheat system on them which is a "must" on ranked server - and which was OFF for most of the time on 80% of ranked servers. So... soon all should be back but this time only with real ranked, neutreal servers. By the way. Partial statistics are displayed already on website. Most active players are visible there. The rest of it needs some time. Have fun.

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