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Increase player slots
« on: June 12, 2013, 10:58:43 PM »
With the recent performance improvements made to the NS2 engine, we would like to try to increase player slots from 16 to 20. We want to make sure it won't affect performance of our TF2 servers and that our dedicated server can handle the load. That's why we'll be starting with 18 slots for a while and if the tests are positive, we'll go up to 20.

Let us know if you notice stutters or worse performance than before! Thanks!
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Re: Increase player slots
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 08:55:41 PM »
Don't Know if Just Me Or Not, But on the Server list (and the Banner on the Main page), The server will show 17/18, But When trying to join, It ends up loading and saying "Server is Full", Even after refreshing the Server list and stuff.
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Re: Increase player slots
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 11:00:34 PM »
Hmm, I guess there's a problem then.
I'll have a look tomorrow. I'll also increase to 20 slots, performance looked good today with 18.

If server struggles with 20, we'll go back down to 18.
Thanks for reporting this issue!

EDIT:
Just tried connecting, and it seems fine. Currently 18/18. Maybe it was a glitch?
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Re: Increase player slots
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 03:07:33 AM »
Hmm, I guess there's a problem then.
I'll have a look tomorrow. I'll also increase to 20 slots, performance looked good today with 18.

If server struggles with 20, we'll go back down to 18.
Thanks for reporting this issue!

EDIT:
Just tried connecting, and it seems fine. Currently 18/18. Maybe it was a glitch?

Ya, I notice that now... I think it probably was a glish

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Re: Increase player slots
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 10:52:02 AM »
Player count increased to 20.
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Re: Increase player slots
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 09:01:05 PM »
Don't know if It was included in Reinforced or if its just a Glish, But I've started to see servers with like 18/18 but are still white (not red meaning Full) and some servers with 20/18. Not sure If a Reserved slots was included Finally into NS2 :)

Any Information on this?

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Re: Increase player slots
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 09:54:12 PM »
Right, the last patch introduced reserved slots. Unfortunately, the devs haven't detailed how exactly they setup the default reserved slots, so I would need to run my own tests.

At the same time, Shine has reworked the way its handling reserved slots to prevent players without reserved slot access to be able to connect at all instead of letting them download the map and then be kicked.

I still want to add reserved slots to the server, but I want to improve performance first. In the end, we will need to use a separate server (different IP), so it requires more time to get things ready. I know I'm repeating myself, but I'm not ready yet. All I can say is it's coming: better performance (new IP) and reserved slots/Donor benefits. I can't say when though, sorry :(
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Re: Increase player slots
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013, 10:40:25 PM »
Its Fine Plasma :P
I understand Its difficult to handle 2 High Ranked TF2 Server and a NS2 server 24/7

I figured to ask about it because I saw it come out
Just Focus on what NEEDS to be done, and not what people Want to be done or what Can't be done yet. :)