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    Petition to get the hard server back

    Lots of people have asked for the hard server back,
    Comment in this thread so we can have a record of who wants it.

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    +1 I liked to play harder tier maps without disturbing new players on surf and i'm sure its not much different on bhop. Would be a good idea imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered Chaos View Post
    Or perhaps a multi mode set up so players at the time can choose whether they want to play easy, hard, etc?
    Problem with that is for the already existing easy tier server, more of the already popular maps will be voted in regularly preventing higher skilled players to have the chance to play/vote in those maps. And if they ever got voted in, the chances of that map not being rtv'd is slim as new or lower skilled players wouldn't want to play.

    Thus creating a hard server can keep the lower skilled players at the maps they want and can play and the higher skilled players can play what they want to play, without wither server being disturbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuelhs View Post
    Problem with that is for the already existing easy tier server, more of the already popular maps will be voted in regularly preventing higher skilled players to have the chance to play/vote in those maps. And if they ever got voted in, the chances of that map not being rtv'd is slim as new or lower skilled players wouldn't want to play.
    I agree with you. if you have a look at any of the current tier 3 maps in rotation, whenever they come on one of 2 things happen. Either it gets rtv'd almost straight away, or all of the new players leave, effectively killing the server. I heard a great suggestion that perhaps hard maps can only be nominated by admins or high ranked player, while this is a great suggestion I think the same problem will happen. New players will rtv it or leave because they cant complete it and will get frustrated and leave.

    The point of this thread was less of a GIVE HARD NOW type of statement and more of a mental tracking for myself as i've talked to many regulars who have stated they would play a hard server and i've kinda lost track of who they were. I've even had offers of people who would donate specifically just to get it back.

    Additionally whenever people ask for the hard server I will be able to link this thread instead of just saying "I'll look into it".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goose88 View Post
    I agree with you. if you have a look at any of the current tier 3 maps in rotation, whenever they come on one of 2 things happen. Either it gets rtv'd almost straight away, or all of the new players leave, effectively killing the server. I heard a great suggestion that perhaps hard maps can only be nominated by admins or high ranked player, while this is a great suggestion I think the same problem will happen. New players will rtv it or leave because they cant complete it and will get frustrated and leave.
    Spot on goose, well said. We should definitely work on implementing something like that in the future to help out newer players.

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    + from me. Needs to come back, teir 1-3 good and all, but sometimes you need need those 4-6 maps, as it does get boring with easy maps fast.

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    + from me as well, really enojyed the hard maps

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