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(DC)DEMONSLAYER

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Hi all,

As I explore the different UT3 invasion servers available, I'll post my thoughts on this thread.

What I'm looking for in the UT3 invasion servers are:

1. Ease of access to the server
2. Skill level of server
3. Modifications of enemy players/monsters
4. Forum availability
5. Player leveling
6. Weapon availability
7. Ability availabilty
8. Map quanity and quality
9. Custom skins allowed
10. Problems noted while on server
11. Overall thoughts

If you want me to look at a particular item not listed, let me know.

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UT2004
LW-DEMONSLAYER-ACTIVE
LM-DEMONMEDIC-ACTIVE
LA-DEMONMAGIC-ACTIVE
LE-DEMONEER-ACTIVE
LG-DEMONJACK-ACTIVE

UT3
LW-DEMONSLAYERII
LM-KNIGHTMAGIC

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First up is BattleMode's invasion server. You know him from his postings on the DC forums. The server's actual name is #1 BigBattleServers and is located in the Netherlands. The URL to his gaming website is:

http://bigbattleservers.com/server.php?id=25

1. Hard to find the server--does not stand out when searching the various UT3 battle types. Best way to get to the invasion server is thru his website.

2. Server's skill level is "adept"

3. Battlemode's server uses Galtanor's Invasion with custom RPG enemies.

4. BattleMode's forum is very well laid out and he is active in his postings. #1 BigBattleServers has numerous types of UT2004 and UT3 play.

5. Player leveling is the usual "score the points" to the next level. However, it is not easy to level up--very similiar to DC's leveling system as to the points necessary to the next level.

6. Weapons hark back to the original Unreal and modified with the magic modifiers. Some of the modifiers will take some getting used to since they are different from UT2004.

7. Again, the abilities that can be purchased are similiar to DC's. In an interesting twist, the class management seems to allow for the same player to have two classes, i.e. Loaded Weapon and Loaded Medic.

8. Map selection is minimal at this time, using what seems the be the stock DM/CTF maps. The quality of the maps are the stock maps that came with the game.

9. At this time, it looks like BattleMode does not allow custom skins.

10. At this time, map selection is automatic, waiting for 2 minutes between maps and does not have a map-vote system in place (did have but it disappeared). The server seems to re-cycle the same old 4 DM maps over and over.

11. When I started playing on this server, it was good, but tough. However, there seems to be problems cropping up that limits the number of waves (when working properly, you can get 16 waves but currently, you seem to get between 8 to 12 waves), map vote system down, limiting the selection of maps to 4.

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UT2004
LW-DEMONSLAYER-ACTIVE
LM-DEMONMEDIC-ACTIVE
LA-DEMONMAGIC-ACTIVE
LE-DEMONEER-ACTIVE
LG-DEMONJACK-ACTIVE

UT3
LW-DEMONSLAYERII
LM-KNIGHTMAGIC

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nice review Demon
the BBS server is fairly fun (haven't played UT3 in a loong time now)
but I found when I hit lvl 70+ it was a little to easy , and very EMPTY which is really too bad it is a fun game
unfortunately without the "support" classes it does become a much less team oriented server
as far as I understand many of the problems related to UT3 are from the engine itself and not the mods, it appears to be a rather "rigid" engine
well ut2003 was a bit of a bomb too but a few fixes and I'm still playing UT2004 4 years later LOL

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RoadKill v3.4 wrote:
nice review Demon
the BBS server is fairly fun (haven't played UT3 in a loong time now)
but I found when I hit lvl 70+ it was a little to easy , and very EMPTY which is really too bad it is a fun game
unfortunately without the "support" classes it does become a much less team oriented server
as far as I understand many of the problems related to UT3 are from the engine itself and not the mods, it appears to be a rather "rigid" engine
well ut2003 was a bit of a bomb too but a few fixes and I'm still playing UT2004 4 years later LOL
 


Currently, I'm at level 104 and depending on the RPG monsters playing, it can be extremely hard to win.

BattleMode has tried to up the skill level of the bots with the RPG mutators and that may have caused some of the problems associated with the server. He has told me that he doesn't think the upgraded RPG mutator is the problem and as such, the situation does seem to agree with you that UT3 is too rigid to allow invasion mods. We will see, as I play the other invasion servers, if the same or similiar problems exist on the other servers.

Part of the challenge comes with any "new" game mods, that of willing players and the ability to play the newer games with their current rigs. As we all know, UT3 was a BIG step up from UT2004 in terms of the necessary requirements. Rarely have I had company when I play UT3 invasion.

In order to make any UT3 invasion server work better, we NEED to have more players weaned away from UT2004 invasion and playing on the 5 UT3 invasion servers available at this time.

The support classes are there, just have to learn how to use them properly.

Let us not fool ourselves into thinking we went to the Moon because we are pioneers, or discoverers, or adventurers. We went to the Moon because it was the militaristically expedient thing to do. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it....Autograph your work with excellence. Author Unknown

UT2004
LW-DEMONSLAYER-ACTIVE
LM-DEMONMEDIC-ACTIVE
LA-DEMONMAGIC-ACTIVE
LE-DEMONEER-ACTIVE
LG-DEMONJACK-ACTIVE

UT3
LW-DEMONSLAYERII
LM-KNIGHTMAGIC

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(DC)DEMONSLAYER wrote:
In order to make any UT3 invasion server work better, we NEED to have more players weaned away from UT2004 invasion and playing on the 5 UT3 invasion servers available at this time. 


...only when this server (DC) closes down

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I have had the same problem playing UT3 invasion, for hours, by myself.

I spent weeks on it by myself, some of the servers that were out there at the time were easy and I leveled to 60 or 80 or 100 in a few hours, but battlemode has one of the better balances out there. Only problem is he made it harder for the higher level players and now, a starting player playing by themselves has an impossible time trying to level.

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Another problem with UT3 is servers are coming and going-On some, I might play a map or so and the next time I try to log on, the server is gone.

I keep looking, tho

Let us not fool ourselves into thinking we went to the Moon because we are pioneers, or discoverers, or adventurers. We went to the Moon because it was the militaristically expedient thing to do. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it....Autograph your work with excellence. Author Unknown

UT2004
LW-DEMONSLAYER-ACTIVE
LM-DEMONMEDIC-ACTIVE
LA-DEMONMAGIC-ACTIVE
LE-DEMONEER-ACTIVE
LG-DEMONJACK-ACTIVE

UT3
LW-DEMONSLAYERII
LM-KNIGHTMAGIC

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Now I dont feel bad for not playing all that well when I first hopped onto the Battlemode Inv. server.

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(DC)DEMONSLAYER wrote:
Another problem with UT3 is servers are coming and going-On some, I might play a map or so and the next time I try to log on, the server is gone.

I keep looking, tho 


You're wrong about the RBTT server, we have an average player count of 4.2 (that's overall a whole month) right now, and we're not goin' anywhere! We're here to stay!

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