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PlusNet Games Server Relaunch

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PlusNet Games Server Relaunch

If you are a PlusNet 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that the dedicated games servers that we run are seldom used or out of
date.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
PlusNet 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 PlusNet - 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 PlusNet 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
PlusNet Customer Support
6 REPLIES
Firejack
Grafter
Posts: 921
Registered: 26-06-2007

RE: PlusNet Games Server Relaunch

YES!!!! Finally the official announcement regarding the games servers which I've been hinting about to every PlusNet-er I've come across is here Smiley

I can't wait for the improved game service to come online and eagerly await your next announcement guys.

Nice one fellas.... you have made many people really happy Cheesy

I look forward to kicking your butt on C&C Renegade and MechWarrior 4 (have any success getting this to work yet?) soon!!!!

Thanks chaps.

Later,

Andrew.
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RE: PlusNet Games Server Relaunch

> 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!

Here's the news I finally wanted to here.

I recommend a new dedicated server for C&C Renegade!
jberry
Grafter
Posts: 1,886
Registered: 08-06-2007

RE: PlusNet Games Server Relaunch

> I look forward to kicking your butt on C&C Renegade and MechWarrior 4 (have any success getting this to work yet?) soon!!!!

You can try (and probably will) but at the moment, both of these games have no linux server software... but we will see what we can do Smiley

Regards
Josh
Firejack
Grafter
Posts: 921
Registered: 26-06-2007

RE: PlusNet Games Server Relaunch

I have to say I'm pretty disappointed Westwood don't support Renegade on Linux Servers. I can understand why Microsoft don't have server support for MechWarrior on a rival Operating system (- think I mentioned this in one of my E-mails to you.... or was it Mike?) but I can not unserstand Westwoods reason.
Its disappointing you can't get either of my two favourite game to work on your servers. I could do without a PlusNet MechWarrior server as I've already established lots of other places to play it. (Still would be nice to have sub-20ms pings Cheesy )
But I find it a crying shame we can't have a C&C Renegade server for us PlusNet-ers. Think its already been mentioned a few times but most of the European servers always seem to be busy on Westwood Online. Oh well.... can't have everything my way I suppose.

Never mind. Let me know how you get on.

Thanks a lot.

Later,

Andrew.
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RE: PlusNet Games Server Relaunch

I notice that the Q3 servers are rarely used. May I suggest you change one by adding the Urban Terror Mod (shouldn't require to much server modification) which is proving to be very popular. All of the UK servers which have this mod appear to be used regularly.
Last but not least, it really is an excellent mod and may keep your counterstrike, medal of honour and soldier of fortune gamers quiet for a short while.

Cheers

Phil
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RE: PlusNet Games Server Relaunch

> I notice that the Q3 servers are rarely used. May I suggest you change one by adding the Urban Terror Mod (shouldn't require to much server modification) which is proving to be very popular. All of the UK servers which have this mod appear to be used regularly.
> Last but not least, it really is an excellent mod and may keep your counterstrike, medal of honour and soldier of fortune gamers quiet for a short while.
Hi there,
You're not the first person to suggest this -- I'll certainly get this looked into.
Regards,
Mike
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