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Tried sending a PM, but board wouldn't let me

Post by Rincewind » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:53 pm

Just curious, while there was a game running here last time, how many people played it?
Also, while trying to send TheMightyDude a PM to ask this, the board said the user doesn't exist. Weird.

I'd really love to have a good 50+ players game (I know I'm most likely dreaming...)

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Rince

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Re: Tried sending a PM, but board wouldn't let me

Post by TheMightyDude » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:26 pm

Well I was able to send myself a PM.
Try clicking on the members link at the top, then click on my name, then click on "Send private message" that works for me.

As for the amount of players that we had in the last game I run (2014-09-11) had 161 ships, now some of those may of been invalid and multi accounts.

So assuming 20% was either invalid or multi accounts that would give us about 128 players.

Granted not all players was playing at the same time.

TBH, I think we always have had a reasonable amount of players when I use to run the games.
I also remember several years ago when I run a separate game at my home I had over 1K players but I think that was due to I did have custom written AI running at the time before the server died :(
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Re: Tried sending a PM, but board wouldn't let me

Post by thekabal » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:48 pm

TheMightyDude wrote: As for the amount of players that we had in the last game I run (2014-09-11) had 161 ships, now some of those may of been invalid and multi accounts.
The Wayback/Internet Archive shows at least a couple of times in 2014 where it was relatively low (~30 players): https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ga ... anking.php

But from 2012 to 2014, every snapshot shows less than 75 players, and we have to go back to October of 2012 to see 61 players.
TheMightyDude wrote: TBH, I think we always have had a reasonable amount of players when I use to run the games.
I also remember several years ago when I run a separate game at my home I had over 1K players but I think that was due to I did have custom written AI running at the time before the server died :(
The games running on the blacknova.net domain have definitely generally been more populated than any others, with rare exceptions for specific points of time in the distant past.

Google PageRank helps quite a bit, as does active development and discussion.

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Re: Tried sending a PM, but board wouldn't let me

Post by TheMightyDude » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:32 pm

thekabal wrote:
TheMightyDude wrote: As for the amount of players that we had in the last game I run (2014-09-11) had 161 ships, now some of those may of been invalid and multi accounts.
The Wayback/Internet Archive shows at least a couple of times in 2014 where it was relatively low (~30 players): https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ga ... anking.php

But from 2012 to 2014, every snapshot shows less than 75 players, and we have to go back to October of 2012 to see 61 players.
TheMightyDude wrote: TBH, I think we always have had a reasonable amount of players when I use to run the games.
I also remember several years ago when I run a separate game at my home I had over 1K players but I think that was due to I did have custom written AI running at the time before the server died :(
The games running on the blacknova.net domain have definitely generally been more populated than any others, with rare exceptions for specific points of time in the distant past.

Google PageRank helps quite a bit, as does active development and discussion.
Well I was more referring to the last game I run (2014-09-11) which had 161 players playing on and off, I wasn't referring to they was all online at the same time :P

Just that they was active on and off.

But yeah I must agree with you referring to we used to get more players playing on our run games than other peoples servers running BNT.
Not sure why, I was very Strict with my rules and run a no nonsense rule, maybe that was it?
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Re: Tried sending a PM, but board wouldn't let me

Post by Rincewind » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:20 am

Thanks for your replies guys, even 50 players sounds heaps better than the current 11 that play the game I'm in currently. Glad that even in 2014+ there's some players still interested in this game.

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