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Old 07-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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How come there aren't many players?

hey everyone. I started playing fortress forever a while ago and its really fun. But I can only find one server with people in it? Am I missing something or is there really that little amount of people in this mod?
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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Sometimes you get 2 servers + somebody playing a skill map, but yeah, that's about it. As for why, there are lots of reasons, not one single explanation. There's probably another thread somewhere that's discussed them.

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Old 07-30-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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Fact of the matter is we need more players who continue playing. Spread the word! This game is fun as hell if people just give it a shot. We have training mode to teach a lot of the basics that will be a great help in combat.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:22 PM   #4
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Well I will tell some of my friends to give it a try. Also are there any bots in this game? I'm sure bots would be a good addition so we can have fuller servers.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:01 AM   #5
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bot code was being developed a few years ago, but the person working on it basically bailed. It's too bad, I probably would play FF 10x as much if it had bots. Not only would people be able to play it when there weren't enough people, but it means you wouldn't need so much of a critical mass to enjoy a game like you do now. With both, just 2 people in a server could have a good time and it would encourage more to join that wouldn't otherwise.
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I think having bots would help teach people how to play better, assuming the bots work good enough.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:50 AM   #7
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The coding for the bot is about half way done, it'd require a bit to finish :s
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:05 AM   #8
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The coding for the bot is about half way done, it'd require a bit to finish :s
Maybe we should get back to recruiting to have this feature finished? Serious question btw. I'd like to see the bot thing finished myself
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:40 AM   #9
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The coding for the bot is about half way done, it'd require a bit to finish :s
Is there an estimate about how much longer it will take?
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:12 AM   #10
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Is there an estimate about how much longer it will take?
There is currently no one working on it as the person who was (as stated by chilled) just left to do other things.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #11
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How about a new person i mean somebody skilled that would have been working on them again?I mean if someone would have teached me how to do this i would practice it and finish the bot code but i think theres nobody that can teach this.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:23 PM   #12
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i've emailed drevil, who is the original guy who started the bots, asking him to finish what he started.

he replied sayin he will not finish because he has kids now and too busy coding other stuff making money.

so yeah - we need a new face to finish these up.

if im not mistaken, they're like 80% finished, however everyone from the beta/dev team i've talked to about them say that the actual coding of bots is extremely challenging.... especially for a game like FF.
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:29 PM   #13
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DrEvil is a very talented coder and has been for a long long time. He was one of the main coders for Foxbots in tfc and did the omni bots for w:et with help from others
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:12 PM   #14
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A big thing people need to focus on is time of day and time zone. With the players that we have we aren't going to have people playing 24 hours a day. The number of people playing goes up right around 4:30 est and stays up until around 10:30 est from what I've noticed.For me to complain that no one is playing right now would be foolish, it's 8:00am.

Not that anyone is, but I wanted to point it out.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:50 PM   #15
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #16
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Despite it's ambitious title, Fortress Forever won't last forever, you know...

This mod is more than 6 year old now.

TF2 has just celebrated its fifth anniversary.

The fact of the matter is, both FF and TF2 are near their ends. There are better first-person shooters out there which involves teamwork among special classes of characters. Try Battlefield 3! Much better graphics and game mechanics.

FF and TF2 are getting boring. If you are looking for fun, seek beyond Team Fortress mods or Team Fortress sequal. Just move on...
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This mod is more than 6 year old now.

TF2 has just celebrated its fifth anniversary.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:53 AM   #18
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Despite it's ambitious title, Fortress Forever won't last forever, you know...

This mod is more than 6 year old now.

TF2 has just celebrated its fifth anniversary.

The fact of the matter is, both FF and TF2 are near their ends. There are better first-person shooters out there which involves teamwork among special classes of characters. Try Battlefield 3! Much better graphics and game mechanics.

FF and TF2 are getting boring. If you are looking for fun, seek beyond Team Fortress mods or Team Fortress sequal. Just move on...

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Old 09-19-2011, 10:24 PM   #19
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TF2 won't die anytime soon...That's a guarantee since it has become F2P and the Mannco economy.

This thread should be stickied since most people new to FF would like to know
why there aren't anybody on the servers most of the time.

Since TF2 is free now.....I seriously find it hard for players wanting to play FF over TF2....unless they like the FF gameplay more than TF2. Personally I like
the hovering Pyro in FF....that's a kick ass addon by the Dev's.....something TF2 will never have.

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Old 09-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #20
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The fact of the matter is, both FF and TF2 are near their ends..
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