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Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:34 pm

We've leased a 64-slot Battlefield 3 server to cater to the TR readership. I have provisionally named it Gerbilgeddon. It can be accessed here:

gerbilgeddon.clanservers.com

Your server admins are Dizik, tanker27, and Lucky Jack Aubrey. I think three admins would be good to start with, but we may consider adding one or two more on down the line.

We also have a Ventrilo voice comm server with 35 slots: vent30.gameservers.com:5026. To make sure that it is available for the TR "clan", the Ventrilo server has been password-protected. The password will be provided by TR private message only to one of the admins listed above.

For those who may wish to help out financially, information about how to contribute will be forthcoming.

Happy fragging!

Edit: Our clan tag will be "TR"

Edit2: Regarding Clanpay, the link is shown below. Unfortunately, it only allows a minimum pay amount of $5. Initially, any contributions will be credited toward month 2. Month 1 is on me (my small token of appreciation to the TR readership for the tech help provided over the years), and is already paid for.

Clanpay link for Gerbilgeddon[server subscription is being discontinued]
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:37 pm

+1 Awesome for this! :D
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:50 pm

I asked via PM, but I thought it would be good to have the information posted here publicly. Is the server private or public? I'm assuming it's public, because you didn't mention anything about a server password. I just wanted to make sure as it gave me pause when you listed the server's IP.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:04 pm

3hrs 57 min, ya baby
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:07 pm

There are ways around the street date that have been reported. No telling if it'll result in the banhammer from EA/DICE.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:23 pm

still d.l ,got 3.6 gigs to go :)
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:33 pm

It is a public server.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:56 pm

FYI, our server isn't showing up within Battlelog yet. The following is displayed when I logged into GameServers.com:
There is a known issue that must be fixed by the back-end at Dice which is preventing a subset of our BF3 servers from showing up on Battlelog. Dice has been alerted of this issue and will be working to have every server show up properly. In the meantime, you will be able to configure your server as well as set up your server on GameTracker.com

Your server is affected by this issue if you are able to change your hostname but not see your server on Battlelog

A fix is expected for this roughly midnight 10/25/2011
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:36 pm

Holy shizzle....this game is amazing.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:07 am

See initial post for Clanpay information.

Clanpay link for Gerbilgeddon[server subscription is being discontinued]
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:25 am

Looking forward to playing with you guys.

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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:34 am

I just put $20 towards clanpay. Come on people...let's get the ball rolling!
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:05 am

I just added the server to my favorites :) I'm online as Skullzer1, can't wait to play with you guys! I played a few missions and some multiplayer last night, happy to say my PC you guys helped me build has no problems at ultra detail.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:37 pm

I threw in $10. Looking forward to playing with TR regulars.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:42 pm

Glorious wrote:I threw in $10. Looking forward to playing with TR regulars.
What's your Origin ID?
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:51 pm

Glorious729

Would be Glorious, as I had that as a previous EA account thingie, but they've thoroughly botched the migration.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:58 am

Just put $33.05 into the war chest. Figured I'd pay for two seats for the year. Now all we need is a little love on the server and some people to actually show up and play in the evenings. BTW, my orgin id is TagMclaren.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:31 am

Thanks to all who have helped out so far.

I do feel compelled to make a point: I intentionally rented this server on a month-to-month basis. There is no set time frame for how long we will keep it (beyond months one and two). It depends on the collective interest of TR readership. If gerbils keep supporting it financially, it will be up indefinitely. If interest wanes, the server will go away. Perhaps this is all self-evident, but when in doubt, spell it out.

All that said, I look forward to getting my ass handed to me this weekend by some gerbils with mad BF3 skillz.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:57 am

Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:All that said, I look forward to getting my ass handed to me this weekend by some gerbils with mad BF3 skillz.
Who are these people that you speak of? I played for a while last night with thill9 and njenabnit, and we were getting smoked. We still had fun, but it was amazing how much better other people are at a game that was launched just a few hours previously. Surprisingly, the highest ranked person I saw last night was level 10.

=Edit=
I just saw that LJA is from Dallas, myself and njenabnit are from the OKC area, and thill9's from Missouri. Methinks a TR Southwest BBQ/Get-together might happen in the near future.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:11 am

origin id for me is seriousname

look forward to seeing you guys on there. the game is a blast so far! just wish that map times were longer for how long the load times are. its not too bad in rush, since switching sides and resetting the map is pretty fast. conquest is brutal though. 5 minute load times with 15 minute matches (for 64 person maps, at least)... ;(
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:13 pm

Dizik wrote:I just saw that LJA is from Dallas, myself and njenabnit are from the OKC area, and thill9's from Missouri. Methinks a TR Southwest BBQ/Get-together might happen in the near future.


I'm thinking we do something around the Formula 1 race in Austin, November 2012...hmmmm...

Where is our server hosted anyway?
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:55 pm

thill9 wrote:I'm thinking we do something around the Formula 1 race in Austin, November 2012...hmmmm...

Sold, BF 3 or not.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:38 pm

thill9 wrote:Where is our server hosted anyway?

Chicago. Worked well, ping-wise, for most of our UT2004 players back in the day. However, I can have Gameservers.com move it to another city in something like an hour if it ever makes sense to do so.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:41 pm

Btw, it's a helluva thing when I keep getting booted out of our own server!

It says "Kicked by an administrator." Alright Dizik, tanker, who's the wise guy? (I know, it's a bug... or is it....) :wink:

EDIT: Bah - this morning I installed a mod at the behest of Gameservers that fixed the "kicked by administrator" bug, but I forgot to stop and restart the server. Went ahead and did that, and now the problem seems to have gone away.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:20 pm

Hmmm... just got a tip from the Gameservers forums that we might get a lot more traffic if I move the server to Dallas. I think I'll just do that right now - what's it gonna hurt?
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:39 pm

I will probably mostly play with the ArsClan server that is located in NY area and nets me just over 100ms ping from overseas, but I would love to play with some TR-folks too. Looked at the latency a bit and chicago nets me 120ms and dalls 150ms, but the beta worked decently against Dallas, so BF3 doesnt seem to be that sensitive in ping at least.

Origin nick is Covenant-R (usually clantag Ars for when playing on the Ars server).
If anybody here on TR is in europe and play on PC, feel free to add me in Origin/battlelog.

Now only to pick up the game tomorrow evening so I can finally start playing. Stupid EA tiered release schedule and all.
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:00 pm

...and the server is finally back up (now located in Dallas).
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:22 pm

Idiot mistake #1 - DON'T remove the only map from the maplist rotation. Add other maps FIRST! Otherwise, the server will immediately go down and not come back up (because it doesn't have a map to run). [forehead smack]
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:34 pm

If anybody cares, you can get some free dog tags from Alienware. Link
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Re: Battlefield 3 server

Postposted on Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:55 pm

I configured the server to start with a minimum of 6 players, so that might make it easier for us to play instead of waiting for 8 people.

I've also added more maps to the playlist as well as added Rush. Right now, here's the map/gametype rotation:

  1. Demavand Peak - Rush - 32 players
  2. Grand Bazaar - Conquest - 64 players
  3. Tehran Highway - Conquest - 64 players
  4. Noshahar Canals - Rush - 32 players
  5. Kharg Island - Rush - 32 players
  6. Siene Crossing - Conquest - 64 players
  7. Operation Firestorm - Conquest - 64 players
  8. Operation Firestorm - Rush - 32 players
  9. Demavand Peak - Conquest - 64 players
  10. Siene Crossing - Rush - 32 players
  11. Noshahar Canals - Conquest - 64 players
  12. Kharg Island - Conquest - 64 players
  13. Grand Bazaar - Rush - 32 players
  14. Tehran Highway - Rush - 32 players
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