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Force9 Games Server Relaunch

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Force9 Games Server Relaunch

If you are a Force9 customer and a gamer then you have probably noticed
that the dedicated games servers that we run are seldom used or out of
date. This has, in the past, been due to the huge advances we have been
making as a company - the release of Self Install ADSL, improvements to
the portal and the services that we run as well as a whole host of behind
the scenes improvements - all designed to improve your experience as a
Force9 customer. This has meant that gaming has generally been on the
back burner in terms of improvements and upgrades.

But this is all about to change!

Three of us at Force9 - Mike Grice, Josh Berry and Rob Kelly - have
decided that the gaming service that we provide can be world class, all
it needs is commitment. As such we have taken on the project of
improving the games network, and making it what it should be.

We all work in the Customer Support Centre and you may know us from
these forums, the newsgroups or from Contact Us and support calls.
Because of our background in a support role we are all committed to
making the customers experience of being a Force9 customer as positive
as is humanly possible. We are also all avid online gamers (not all
good, but avid).

We believe that this commitment, combined with our rapidly growing base
of ADSL customers and the improvements that we are making to our online
experience, will make a winning combination.

We have already begun to take the first steps towards the improvements,
by upgrading all the Counter-Strike and Team Fortress servers to version
1.4 over the weekend.

Over the next few weeks we will be auditing and improving all the
existing games servers and we will also be looking for input from you -
because you are the only people who can tell us what we should be doing
to make the service as popular as it can be.

We will be running polls here and in the newsgroups to find out what
games you want. This will probably work on a majority rules basis, so if
you really want something all you have to do is get all your gamer
friends to give us feedback and there is a chance it will happen!

Any changes, improvements and other related issues will be posted here
so if you want to keep up to date just check here regularly. We will
also be monitoring the games forums and newsgroups so if you have any
questions, problems or suggestions then just ask and we will do our best
to help you.

Further details of the games service can be found in the Technical
Support pages or you can visit http://www.f9gaming.f9.co.uk for
information such as who is online and stats on the games.

Watch this space...

Regards

Mike, Josh & Rob
Force9 Customer Support
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RE: Force9 Games Server Relaunch

I'm not a big gamer, but I play a fair amount of Quake 3. I know Q3 is an old game, but I would like to see it continued if possible.

Whenever I logon to the F9 Q3 server, it seems no-one is playing. That's a shame really, because (not surprisingly) this server gives me the lowest ping. Does anyone out there play Q3 on the F9 serverHuh
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> I'm not a big gamer, but I play a fair amount of Quake 3. I know Q3 is an old game, but I would like to see it continued if possible.
>
> Whenever I logon to the F9 Q3 server, it seems no-one is playing. That's a shame really, because (not surprisingly) this server gives me the lowest ping. Does anyone out there play Q3 on the F9 serverHuh

Same here with Unreal tournament.
I assume these servers are published?
I will try and tempt some poor fool on another ISP to log on to the f9 unreal server and find out what sort of ping they get.
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> > I'm not a big gamer, but I play a fair amount of Quake 3. I know Q3 is an old game, but I would like to see it continued if possible.
> >
> > Whenever I logon to the F9 Q3 server, it seems no-one is playing. That's a shame really, because (not surprisingly) this server gives me the lowest ping. Does anyone out there play Q3 on the F9 serverHuh
>
> Same here with Unreal tournament.
> I assume these servers are published?
> I will try and tempt some poor fool on another ISP to log on to the f9 unreal server and find out what sort of ping they get.
>

I have tried to log on to the counterstrike servers but there is allways one full whenever I try and the others are empty. Whats going on are the admin on one server or are they not published. I have resorted to other servers to play
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> > > I'm not a big gamer, but I play a fair amount of Quake 3. I know Q3 is an old game, but I would like to see it continued if possible.
> > >
> > > Whenever I logon to the F9 Q3 server, it seems no-one is playing. That's a shame really, because (not surprisingly) this server gives me the lowest ping. Does anyone out there play Q3 on the F9 serverHuh
> >
> > Same here with Unreal tournament.
> > I assume these servers are published?
> > I will try and tempt some poor fool on another ISP to log on to the f9 unreal server and find out what sort of ping they get.
> >
>
> I have tried to log on to the counterstrike servers but there is allways one full whenever I try and the others are empty. Whats going on are the admin on one server or are they not published. I have resorted to other servers to play
>
Looking at current games any chance of a server for Battlefield1942?


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> Looking at current games any chance of a server for Battlefield1942?

Please please please please please - stunning game, even if I'n no good.
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> Looking at current games any chance of a server for Battlefield1942?

Please please please please please - stunning game, even if I'm no good.
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> > Looking at current games any chance of a server for Battlefield1942?
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> Please please please please please - stunning game, even if I'm no good.

Yeah would deffinately like to see a Battlefield server, would be nice!

For christmas maybe? Wink

Cheers
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Force9 Games Server Relaunch

Add me to the vote for BF1942. Absolutely cracking game, damn hard though. A Dod server would be nice too Wink

Jerry