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Re: What will ruin this mod?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2007, 12:31:10 pm »

They'd have to store the rankings somewhere, or else it would just be server specific. You'd level up on one server but it wouldn't transfer over to other servers unless Valve stored it somewhere. Also, then there's all the problems of how to calculate rank and there'd be no way to stop people from just going on a server with friends and killing each other until their rank went up.
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Re: What will ruin this mod?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2007, 05:37:06 pm »

storing that information on valves servers wouldn't be any worse than the amount of information they currently have. i wouldnt be suprised if valve already tracked a lot of that information already for demographic purposes.

and calculating the rank would be simple, just clock the hours played per session per day, and kill to death ratio.

and it wouldn't matter if friends killed each other all day to boost their rank, the whole point is to keep a set of easy servers for people who dont play as often, and keep the more hardcore competitive players a place to only fight against the top players.
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Re: What will ruin this mod?
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2007, 09:30:38 am »

when i was playing i saw someone using speed gear and it slowed up my already slow pc. >:(
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Re: What will ruin this mod?
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2007, 05:45:33 am »

I think what a lot of people call cheating or "hacking" is due to the server's ass-backwards settings at sometimes (WNx much?).   The way I understand it, is that it's set to (basically) one hit kills, unless you have body armor which isn't affected by a server-specific damage factor.
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Re: What will ruin this mod?
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2007, 06:11:48 am »

or it could be on LTK
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Re: What will ruin this mod?
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2007, 07:50:52 am »

Que? The WN server is running normal DM-mode. In all its invul-time glory. Pains server has no invul-time, meaning you will die faster. But its still not LTK-mode.

EDIT: btw, our servers are currently down cause e-frag ceased all operations after 7 years in the server business. So were currently looking for a new host.
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Re: What will ruin this mod?
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2007, 11:16:51 am »

The reason most MP games (Like HL2DM and CS) don't have a ranking system is that it would require the company that made the game to host a server for all the rankings to be on. Could you imagine how much money it would cost Valve to host a server that held a rank for every person that played CS?

Even just right as I type this that would be hosting the rank for 164,000 people and having it accessed by the 80,000 servers currently running the game.

to be honest though, those systems exist and work - not on a multi-game scale, but in individual games. In C&C 3, you have a rank, and you can play matches again those within +-5, 10 or 15 ranks of yours. So you play agains people of your skill. now of course this isn't an RTS,  but the fact is those systems exist, and if they wanted to i expect valve could set up and keep a server or a number of servers keeping track of player ranks.


Though IMO, I'd rather play with people of all skill levels. CSS is good, IMO, because any given server can have good people and utter noobs and me sortof down the lower end, and still be awesomely good fun. I have yet to find a server full of pros where the game is no fun.
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