Strange problem with TF2

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by cornontheCoD, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    I am having a strange problem with TF2. Whenever I search for servers, it is really hard to find a game. Most of the servers that show up have 0 players in them, and the ones with players have too high of a ping. Also, sometimes I will join a game that says it has players, but when I am in the server, there is no one there.
     
  2. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    1. Many servers are, in fact, empty.
    2. Move closer to some servers or get a better internet connection.
    3. Some servers have fake player counts.
     
  3. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    but the thing is, I used to be able to play it just fine. my ping was good and servers were full. has this game really become that unpopular?
     
  4. ProfFiendish

    ProfFiendish L2: Junior Member

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    Do you occasionally find good servers with people that you can play on?
     
  5. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Where exactly are you from and what times are you playing it exactly?

    I've never had a problem and i've played on servers that don't usually empty untill 5am.
     
  6. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    nvm, I fixed it. it seems that the two filters 'has users playing' and 'is not full' weren't checked. I didn't think it would make that big of a difference, but it did
     
  7. Hawk

    Hawk L7: Fancy Member

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    Yeah, I'm kind of wondering what the deal is with the fake player counts. One day I entered three different servers in a row that said they were mostly full, but when I got in they were empty. It's hard enough to find a good server with a low ping and default spawn times, but now we have to sort through the ones that are lying.