I’m really happy with the current developmental progress of the game… I don’t think I’ve ever been so addicted to a 500meg game before (in the last 5 years, considering BF4 is like 25+ gigs)… But the current selection of hosts is horrible. In the past 30 days I have been with Multiplay and now with HFB Servers; of which has had to change me to two different servers totaling 3 new IP’s to try and build in the past 20 days alone.
I think the field of hosts really needs to be expanded and quick. Even before we got into the business of running a server, day in and day out we were plagued with seeing our favorite servers be offline for hours and even days.
With Multiplay we went in excess of 36 hours without a reply to our server being offline. HFB is not stacking up to be much better, with our new server (only 2 days old) having been offline for 6 hours (and counting) with no reply to support.
I really urge Garry and company to open up the field of hosts a bit more for the sake of the longevity of this game. I’ve even requested to be allowed to host my own server behind our heavily DDOS protected setup, which we pay $700 a month for (with Voxility Servers). Running a gaming community with a monthly membership of 10,000 is not easy and I know the difficulties that can be faced with DDOS Attacks. But this is about overall support, and with two hosts now VERY slow to reply, I want more options, including the option to self-host on my own dedicated servers.
That’s just my two sense. Thanks for reading my rant.
Next Generation Gaming