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i likely cannot make this, unless it's super quick. I'm training my staff. I got plugged in today and have to take them out for beers. I'll try to push it back but it'll be pretty lame if I skip a social event that I hosted to play. I will try though!

All good. They will lose regardless. :)

3) Server.War2.ru / Re: W2 Upgrades?
« on: June 04, 2018, 12:45:33 PM »
Your June 2nd tournament didn't happen?? No one showed I thought. I was logged on waiting and mano nor anyone showed. :( Tora and I were like, is this happening??

I'm not blowing hot air. I've been serious about donating for a long time but no one has the time to nor willing to take this project on. Several people on the server, including myself have money to begin a bigger and better war2 but it just doesn't seem to gain any traction. I have been googling warcraft 2 a lot lately with different keywords, and there are several dozen forums with posts as far back as 2001 until 2018 with people discussing how to play war2. I have made accounts and advertise en.war2.ru.

However, for whatever reason, unless you specifically search war 2 combat edition, you can't really find this server, making it still a large unknown. You can pay the host of the website to have this found more, which could result in hundreds if not thousands more downloads.  I'm trying to make this a reality. Don't derail my optimism!

4) Server.War2.ru / Re: W2 Upgrades?
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:53:05 AM »
Wow man I don't know where you are even coming from. Why the hate lol??? It wasn't a knock on you or your tourneys specifically. If you notice, there are like 10 tournaments scheduled within a few weeks of each other. In fact, I don't think anyone showed up to your last tournament.

And barring 1 that had 10, you just validated exactly what I said. Due to many factors including a smaller player pool than before, there is a tourney participation fatigue. It's an obvious phenomenon. When brilliant people like yourself and others took money from your own pocket to host tournaments for the first time, it was an awesome thing and people were excited to participate. Now it's just like... meh.

There are 0 daily active pball players anyways. Quick hasn't logged in awhile, you haven't been on, mano and I and you-know played a few games, but there is not a clear cut community like there once was. Please calm down... I don't get you sometimes. There was ZERO attack on you. We're talking about the server and how to improve it. If that's not something you are interested in, then don't post.

Edit: I'm also trying to be solution oriented and come up with ideas to help the server. In addition to, as I said in my disclaimer, I'm woefully ignorant on how to implement such solutions. I'm waiting for someone to say "I have the solution, but you have to give me $4k". If that's the case, then we or me can donate such to get this going. Even as a loyal War2er, I'm slowly becoming disenfranchized by comments like Smeagol's above and the lack of movement forward for this game. Ru killed East prematurely and it wasn't ready for the massive shift of players from Battle.net to PvPgn. So, I'm trying to fix it with the collective help of everyone. It just doesn't seem so simple. I wish we had more gurus or someone willing to do the fix, and hold the fix hostage for XXXX money and we pay it to fix this game. It sucks that few people are on, and even fewer can host. Currently 35 users online... at least 4 are bots, 20 are afk, and of the 11 actually online, 3 can host.

5) Server.War2.ru / Re: W2 Upgrades?
« on: June 02, 2018, 01:11:01 PM »
Clearly you know your stuff lamb, but what would this cost? Is there a way to get into the coding via hack? I mean iL somehow has codes, and there is W2 Combat and WAS W2 Custom, they have access to a lot of the codes no?

What would it cost to fix hosting issues? $10k USD? $3k USD? 100k USD? All or some of these ideas have to be possible, patch the ideas that work into the game and in order to play you HAVE to download the latest version. The fact that some people play with AH and some without is absolutely ridiculous. People are all playing with several different versions of W2.

6) Server.War2.ru / Re: W2 Upgrades?
« on: June 01, 2018, 08:26:13 PM »
Really cool info here too:

http://ftp.blizzard.com/pub/misc/Warcraft%202%20Battlenet%20edition.PDF

7) Server.War2.ru / Re: W2 Upgrades?
« on: June 01, 2018, 08:20:06 PM »
I WANT THIS!!

ALSO WE NEED TO UPGRADE OUR SEARCH FOR RU. YOU CAN'T FIND IT WHEN YOU GOOGLE WARCRAFT 2.


8) Server.War2.ru / Re: Knitterhemd scamming people
« on: June 01, 2018, 07:09:35 PM »
Im free next weekend. Where, Miami?

Sarasota FL (Hour south of Tampa, also has Siesta Key Beach).

Will have to be after September 15th! I'll post something later maybe we can get the ball rolling. I'll rent a beach house or something.

9) Server.War2.ru / Re: Knitterhemd scamming people
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:02:25 PM »
I have probably given ~$500 to various people who will remain anonymous to protect their identity. This does not include what I have freely given in my recent archers competition. I have never been paid back. It sucks but it wasn't a lot of money relative to me and I knew based on past experience with how many in this community operate, that I would not get it back. So I am not butt hurt.

That being said, who wants to LAN with me in Florida?

10) Server.War2.ru / W2 Upgrades?
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:58:11 PM »
Disclaimer: I know absolutely nothing about coding, what it entails, costs, how much works has to be done, or if it is even possible without changing the game completely. However, here are some of my new ideas for the server (Please comment on the possibility, impossibility, or if the idea is okay):

Implement a full-time chat in game. At the moment, when we type in game, our chat disappears over time. It would be nice to have a permanent chat log that we could toggle on and off in game to reference what a friend or partner said.

Fixing hosting issues/forwarding ports. I'm beating a dead horse here, but fixing this would lead to an exponential amount of people returning to the server and/or staying more involved in the game longer. The fact that many people don't have access to their routers, or forward their ports correctly and still have issues is one of the primary reasons Warcraft 2 lacks growth and is slowly fading.

I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but maybe we should host less tournaments. There has been a tournament participant fatigue that began roughly 1 year ago. Pball tournaments that fielded over 20 players can barely scrape 4-8 players together. Gow tournaments that had a full brackets can barely field a handful of teams and participants as well. I do enjoy the fact that admin and tourney hosts are inventive and are trying to switch up the themes, but there are like 4-5 tournaments within 3 weeks from friendly to $XX in winnings. We should ask the server and outlying players that log in from time to time for donations. Someone should spear head this (preferably an trustworthy admin) and put this towards server maintenance/upgrades. If we can come up with ~$3,000 in cash annually for tournaments from just from a handful of hosts, surely we can come up with much more than that from many people to give some thoughtful and meaningful upgrades to the server.

The server is pretty laggy. Finding regular reboots or something to fix this would be great. People conflict in games all of the time depending on who hosts the game. I'm not sure if there is a way around this.

Some sort of built in lag or latency repellent. It's crazy that I can play a complex high volume game like League of Legends without any lag, but can barely play Warcraft 2 without it lagging every 10 seconds.

Having more color schemes (like black to pink).

Implementing Warcraft 2 music in next patch.

Making it possible to have more than 8 player games (like 12 players, or 8 players and 4 watchers).

Create new races using Starcraft or Warcraft 3 as a template.

Upgrade graphics to higher DPI/resolution. (remastering)

Make humans more even to orcs. Healing is impractical and most people stop at knights. Either having a blacksmith upgrade to level 6 or 7 to make them stronger and equal to lust, or having their own version of lust would be great.

Getting warcraft 2 on more platforms. I know mousey and others worked on that once but that fell through.

Advertising the crap out of this game. It's still better than most modern games I play.

Resource sharing amongst partners or anyone in game. An example of this would be Age of Empires or Warcraft 3.

Create new units/buildings. Why can't we make demons? Or why can't we think of new units to make the game more versatile?

Put the Windows 10 fix within the download. I still can't figure out ddraw. Virtually everyone plays with Windows 10 and experiences the overlays from resolution problems.

Fix the ladder system so that Elo is the ladder determinent, not by beating someone from a higher # and cut it in half. I am currently ranked #6 with an Elo of 1436. Yet someone who is much better than me is ranked like #40 with 1750 elo. Elo = ladder = higher skill. I should be ranked #100.

11) Support Requests / Re: Teamviewer help with windows 10 fix plz
« on: May 29, 2018, 09:58:26 AM »
Aw no one?

I will likely be available and do not mind parding Mano... though he needs a lot of TLC and work haha.

2sssssssssssssssssssssss

14) Support Requests / Teamviewer help with windows 10 fix plz
« on: May 27, 2018, 04:53:20 PM »
I can't get the ddraw thing to work. Anyone willing to teamviewer my comp to fix w2? Seems to be a resolution problem too with comp. LMK!

15) Server.War2.ru / Re: Anyone from Athenes?
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:57:09 PM »
No prostitutes? I'm out.

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