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Man i hope i can get my pc updated soon so i can get ET QW

I was lookin at card for likt 150 dollars. Im gonna try and save me some money to do it.

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 Post subject: [poll] Ranked or Unranked?
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When we run a Quake Wars server at burial-grounds...should the server be a "Ranked" server, or an "Unranked" server? A ranked server will upload to the global stats page run by id/sd/activision...and unranked will not. Might seem like a simple question at first, but the long term affect of either decision could determine the ultimate fate of the server and the community as a whole. Vote:

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I'm assuming there is some type of progression happening in the ETQW world if there are Ranked and Unranked servers. When presented with both options, I think most players will view an Unranked server as a waste of time.


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I would agree with J.F. on this.
Ranked is better, if only to show that we prefer to be part of the community that wants to contribute to the stats that they will be compiling.

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Of course ranked. :)

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"I'm assuming there is some type of progression happening in the ETQW world if there are Ranked and Unranked servers."

What do you mean byh progression? Other then beefing up your stats on Ranked servers, there are no other benefiets to playing on one that I know of.

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"I'm assuming there is some type of progression happening in the ETQW world if there are Ranked and Unranked servers."

What do you mean byh progression? Other then beefing up your stats on Ranked servers, there are no other benefiets to playing on one that I know of.
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I guess we'll have to see. With the BF Ranked system, you progress in your rank and get better weapons along the way. Not sure what ET is trying to do with the Ranked system aside from pure stat compiling. Maybe they have something in mind for the future?


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You will not get better weapons through the ranking system like battlefield, afaik, it's just a global ranking system with stat generation.

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Also, custom maps and other custom content like mods, will not be able to be played on a Ranked server, nor will they be accounted for in the global ranking system....

At least, that's my understanding thus far on the issue.

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You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking fragstats. We are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

Seriously though, if the sole purpose of the stats is to stroke your e-penis, then I'd say screw it. I'd rather have custom maps. If, on the other hand, it leads to better weapons, then it's a necessary evil.


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Bleh. I dunno.

If it's just stat tracking, I say non-ranked. Downside is that an unranked server may not attract many people to play. That could be a good thing, but I'd hate to see the server empty too. I wouldn't count on a ton of custom content if those filesize issues are for real.


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Again, as far as I know, the global ranking system is for stat tracking only. There will not be any rewards or weapon upgrades for getting good rankings or stats.

So, the way I see it, the only benefiet of a ranked server is for those who must have stat tracking in order to play a game. I can see serious clans not wanting to play on an unranked server for the whole ego factor, and I can see some players wanting to see thier stats as soon as they finish playing a game, so why play a non ranked server.

I hate stats myself due to the way people play when they know their every move is being monitored and recorded in the stats. Seems like the fun gets sucked out of the game and people get way too serious. I can understand if rewards were part of the ranking system, but that wont be the case in this game afaik.

Nothing is confirmed at this point, so at the very least we'll have to wait for the public beta/demo before we know any answers for sure.

I do fear that the filesizes of the custom maps will cause some problems for the mod/mapping community though. No matter how good the game is or whether or not ranked servers will be able to host them, maps at 300-500mb will be a tough sell for gamers, server admins and file hosts.

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Hey Guys,

Stats do affect some people's game play, it makes them play too cautiously and
for a team, may make some of the weaker players become left out durring selection.

Burial Grounds has always been noted as a custom server and developer source,
I would like it to continue in that tradition. True, creating a map and distributing it may
not be simple, there should be an outlet available for those willing to try.

So for me...

No Rankings = more fun play for both expert and weaker people
No Rankings = custom map playing/development

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is this ET server going to be run from home ?
will it be able to handle it ?
only a couple more days until it is released right ?
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crap ! they pushed this game back again to the middle of next month, WTF !?!?!?


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