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Actually, I tried looking around and I've scanned the forums more then twice so this comes with some research behind it.

I'm wondering if the ESF Dev team, or even the PR would like to answer this:

Will you guys do anything about providing servers? The last servers that were around were good except that people would come in and AIM Bot/ crash the server.

If it's a lack of funds, do you think you can set up something like the Forum section where you provide a certain amount of money to recieve like a reserved slot, or something like that? IMO there are plenty of players that want to play but aren't able to because the clan servers get cleared and closed for 1v1's and private affairs.

And the beta testers/mods/admins of the forums/dev team could administrate and regulate the server if they aren't busy.
 
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If people want to donate, I don't see a problem with hosting some servers. However you'd really have to talk to either Greg or Masta about the specifics of that.
 

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At 25 a month, if some people donated five dollars or so they could manage to keep them up for a few months atleast.

So yeah, great idea. I like it.
 
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But the thing is, few will donate, so i was wondering if the Dev Team/ server provider would dish out some starter money, that way the server wouldn't need many donators at first
 
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-_- a server set up asking for donations doesnt work. I have only seen it work once for a mod that has tons more players. And most of the players of ESF are too young to care about donations.
 
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Yeah, sorry to say that i don't think this would work. Most people are too young, or don'g care enough to donate money for a server. Granted it is a good idea. I think we need a larger community (playing wise) for this. If every active person on the forums donated 5 dollars, we'd have enough to host a server for a couple months. But the amount of people that play just aren't enough :x If you get this to work- i'm in.
 
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Good idea, yet as said above much people wouldn't donate. I would love to but i am in lack of money at the moment. On the other hand, there are allot of ESF Servers already. So i don't think a official server from the team would be needed (while they already have a USA server btw). But when v1.3 comes out, i bet the ESF Server list servers will dramatic increase.
 
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I like the idea, but I don't think it would work right now.

Maybe we could try it once 1.3 is released? Then we'll undoubtedly have a lot more players.
 
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wouldn't the thing to host it with some big hosting company and commercialise their products on the site? give them visitor numbers and such and they will probably agree with it..
 

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Good idea, yet as said above much people wouldn't donate. I would love to but i am in lack of money at the moment. On the other hand, there are allot of ESF Servers already. So i don't think a official server from the team would be needed (while they already have a USA server btw). But when v1.3 comes out, i bet the ESF Server list servers will dramatic increase.
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The ESF team doesn't have an offical server for America. America currently only has one dedicated server thats not EVM, one.
 
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http://forum.esforces.com/showthread.php?t=41788 <--

US Servers
66.199.237.251:27015 = ESFORCES.COM US #1
66.199.237.251:27016 = ESFORCES.COM US #2
66.199.237.251:27017 = ESFORCES.COM US #3
66.199.237.251:27018 = ESFORCES.COM US #4
66.199.237.112:27015 = ESFORCES.COM TEAMPLAY #1
66.199.237.113:27015 = ESFORCES.COM TEAMPLAY #1
66.199.237.114:27015 = ESFORCES.COM MAD HOUSE

Australian Servers
202.72.134.14:27015 = ESFORCES.COM AU #1
202.72.134.14:27016 = ESFORCES.COM AU #2
I've just checked all servers. Seems to be all dead, i wonder why that thread is still up there.
 

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They died a long time ago, back in 1.1.
 
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Shouldn't the whole thread be deleted then. Would just confuse the new comers.
 
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Yea I was thinking that the whole commercializing thing would be better, that way some kind of deal would be arranged. There are two US servers, of the non evm persuasion and there are like 8 ESF servers on the European side.
 
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Im not a newb, I'm talking about dedicated servers at that.
 
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Im not a newb, I'm talking about dedicated servers at that.
Yes you are, otherwise you would know that 3 years ago they did have official servers, but server costs took that down. Lemme say they had great pings and I was on them a lot.
 
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He said there are 2 (dedicated) U.S. servers that aren't using evm. What is so hard to understand about that? Are you saying that since there were official servers 3 years ago they add to the number of servers now? Think twice before you speak (once o_O).
 
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He said there are 2 (dedicated) U.S. servers that aren't using evm. What is so hard to understand about that? Are you saying that since there were official servers 3 years ago they add to the number of servers now? Think twice before you speak (once o_O).
He asked the esf team to put up official servers...that was my reply...who are you and why are you butting in?
 
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i like the idea..and think it would work..but to be honest..i have better things to do with my money than to help with a public server...i mean...sure its greedy..but look at it from my point of view...i dont like 1.2.3 much anymore...and i hate the way its played compared to 1.1...i also dislike the beam spammers/the double teaming...and if i were to help pay for a server..id like to kick people who irritate me with those kind of things out...but due to it being public towards everyone...than it wouldnt be fair..and all i would get is a reserved slot?..eh..i mean...sure..im just one person..but what about the other people who would help pay..what would happen with their personal opinions on what rules should be set..and what shouldnt..and what about who admin's it...as what usually happens in the current US server..whenever a problem arises..some admins tend to have a swayed judgement on certain problems that arise in the server due to personal opinions on the players,which often times makes the judgement unfair...so in other words:

Whos gonna admin it?
How are the rules going to be enforced?
Whos going to set the server rules?
Whos going to enforce them(admin)?
How fair is this person going to be?
Whos going to administrate that person in order to make sure that the server is run fairly, and not in a biased way?
what sort of rights do the people who donate get above the average player(since they deserve some sort of persuasion to continue being a contributer, otherwise theres no point, and a reserved slot is doesnt really work when someones beam spamming the map or something)?
Whos going to administor the server at all times?
How will the server be sure to have someone administrating it at all times?

these are all issues that need to be adressed before it should be done..and whats gonna happen when 2 people that both donate towards the server have a conflict?
 

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