Started a new and successful public server

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by zastels, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. zastels

    zastels L1: Registered

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    Hi everyone,

    I was just giving the opportunity of running a TF2 server with complete control and no charge, and I'm excited about it. I have always had an appreciation for custom content and hosting a particular atmosphere in the server.

    I have never run a TF2 server so I was wondering if anyone could give tips on what fills them up. I see 100% pure custom content servers, do they work well? Even a regular server, with F2P, are they easy to fill? To my PL is the most fun, but what gamemode is mode popular?

    I could also use a right hand man. If you want to help and get hooked up let me know.
     
  2. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    There's a Server Discussion forum just two below TF2 Talk, btw ;) I'll ask an admin to move this thread for you.
     
  3. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    The most important part of a good server is having a good community. Even TF2maps.net, which has an excellent community has trouble keeping the server filed all the time (not the goal, though). Things might have changed, no, with the huge influx of F2P players.
     
  4. Dazepol

    Dazepol L1: Registered

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    Don't Worry bro, i just rented a server like 5 days ago, and it is always full, so poeple can come, but if you want to run a good and successfull server, you have to put some rules or some kind of administration, and this apply to any game.
     
  5. Zypher

    Zypher L1: Registered

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    If you just made your server, I suggest against the 100% pure custom content server. As stated in previous posts, TF2Maps has trouble keeping their servers populated. What you need is a strong player base first. For that reason, I suggest going with the more overplayed, popular, noob friendly maps minus ctf_2fort till your server develops regulars. Keep all the settings default, and make sure you register your server to allow players to connect via quick play.