Hello and thank you for your appreciation and welcome.
In reply to S_h_a_r_k_93
but speech valid for everyone
Regarding the maps I had read all the pages, but few complained about the night maps ... it does not seem to me more than those that required them. I should reread everything again to mention the names.
As for the server, I do not discuss that since I do not follow the story.
But if you go behind those who enter and those who go out risk of becoming crazy, because you'll never know what goes through the head to all the random players that run for the web.
Especially now that Gamespy no longer exists and anyone can use this game practically for free.
However, if I can express a specific opinion ... from what I had already understood in the ^golden days^, many complain about the night vision that annoys the eyes.
Objectively, if you use the game ^as is^ he is almost all completely black and the night glasses are a bit ^uncomfortable^ in general, and could bother you in the long run.
There is the possibility to avoid too strong contrasts:
(I take it for granted that everyone already has ^DynamicLightingQuality^ and ^DynamicShadowsQuality^ at minimum or zero)
By changing the ^Range^ in the color settings of the video card (I use nvidia) you can make the difference between light and dark less extreme making everything more visible, playable and less annoying. I think many do not know this possibility, which is NOT a trick, since it goes to work only on the ^normal^ video card settings available to everyone.
I always use it @ 1.6 (even on the daily PC), and it's like that on the gaming PC, since the new BF are much more ^user friendly^ (arcade x casual player) and the night maps are not so ^nocturnal^, but very clearly visible (in fact there are no longer night vision glasses).
When I use BF2SF, to night maps, also increase the brightness and contrast of the monitor (consider that I still use my good and ^old^ CRT, so it is not a ^light beacon^ like the new LCD, but as video quality and speed and absence of ^Ghosting^ is unbeatable at the time), I modify the ^Range^ @ 1.8 or 2.0.
So the night maps become visible without particular annoyances and night glasses become really necessary on a few occasions ... becoming more playable and much less annoying.
You could do some publicity about it.
Even the ^Midnight Sun^ of the ^Armored Fury^ was not so ^black^, probably because in AF the use of night glasses was not foreseen. Changing the Gamma makes the night maps of the SF almost the same.
If the ^habitual^ players of 2009 (BF2 experts) were not all aware of this and complained about the ^nuisance^, think of the ^new^ random ^players^... all ^lost in the dark^, I think
Maybe a warning at the entrance of the server, or in the sliding chat ^For night maps set the ^Range^ of video drivers @ 1.8 / 2.0^ and try to reset the cycle all night maps, maybe at the end.
I do not know what effect it could have with a new LCD monitor, though. Maybe 1.8 / 2.0 is a bit too much, you should try.
If it is not yet clear ... in the hope of being able to review all these night maps play ... I could do a short tutorial with screenshots of the setup windows and related changes to the game.
More than that, I do not know what to say.
Only a last clarification.
When I wrote that:
^If I can bear to play in some boring maps to wait to play in those favorites ... since now the players are few ... I do not see why others can not do the same.^
It did NOT want to be a criticism of you or the community ... but to players who leave the server if they can not play the map they like.
If everyone did that, they would play in a few.
I think you should leave all the maps, one after the other ... mixing well those most ^appreciated^ with those less (not to create groups of ^bother^ for anyone) ... and making note (maybe with writing in chat of the server), that what you like, may not like another ... if you want to have players on your favorite map you MUST agree to play the favorite one of someone else you do not like
I see it that way.
I would gladly enter if I saw ALL the maps, I would end up playing those I do not like and then playing the ones I like best. If there are not those that I like, I will not even go there.
And I do not continue on the subject because I would risk offending someone.
I speak of the players who claim that everything and everyone is as they want (maps, rules, tactics, strategies, etc ...) I see too many in all the Battlefields.
But this is not the thread.
Regarding the rules.
I read them, but there is not only the limitation of claymore to the flag (try to favor the ^exchange of racing flags without fighting^?!?) ... You have a ^strange^ limitation of the ^base rape^.
Apart from being a game of war and not a ^Medieval Tournament^ there is also the base rape (even to me from bothering, but if you are closed in base means that the team is too poor ... avoid spawning and leaving finish the game already lost, rather it would be to implement a ^randomization^ of the players, because the game is still boring, even by winners). But blocking an entire area only on one side ... is discriminatory and generates ugly imbalances.
Either you boil on both sides or nothing is blocked.
And the problem of the assets of the commander aggravates even more the discrimination and the imbalance of the game.
If the SpecOps can destroy assets but NOT defend itself is grotesque! How many would be willing to commit suicide without even being able to defend themselves. So much it is forbidden to stop everything.
Even more serious is if this is NOT done with automatic script ... in this case the discrimination is even more annoying:
There will be the ^uncaring break rules^ that will destroy everything anyway (it always happened on the SUPER @ servers, where it was forbidden to use the C4 but was often used anyway ... and you go to call the admin ... that often if they rub or dry because they do not say they do not live to follow their servers ...
) and the ^honest^ who will take it in the ass without being able to answer.
Then, these situations also generate other forms of discrimination: who is taken and sanctioned and who is not.
This is the worst situation:
Rules not enforced or enforced ^by chance^.
In my opinion, the first feature of a ^serious^ server is when it enforces ALWAYS and ALL rules!
If there is not the possibility to do it (people, means, resources, ^desire^ sometimes, etc ...) it is better NOT to put any rule ... at least it is clear to everyone and anyone can defend as best he believes .
it is much more civil, democratic and above all sporting = all equal.
Obviously this is just my point of view and in any case a general speech of what I saw in my years of playing BF in all the servers.
I do not know how the speech will evolve on your SF server. Now it is the only one that still interests me. For the ^basic^ version I have already seen that what remains of this game no longer interests me.
I kept BF2 also installed for the mod FH (WW2), but despite the versions remains just beautiful to see but I do not know why (and I wrote in their forum years ago), the movements of tanks and vehicles are ridiculous and annoying. I always hoped the correct and playable version would arrive, but I have not seen it yet.
Now many years have passed, and I have also become accustomed to the destructible environment ... already after BF3, return to BF2 and find a tank blocked by a simple and stupid railing ... and not be able to kill anyone if he hid behind at a window ... it seemed really very stupid.
And from the ^arcade drift^ of the Battlefield saga, I would try to change with ArmA3 (which gives me some problems, though) ... I hope it's not all that ^run, jump and shoot ... and cry^ that became BF.
From what I saw and read in this forum, I think that soon I will make the ^definitive leap^ and uninstall BF2 and BF3 (now I only liked ^Scavenger^, but it does not play almost anyone anymore).
It is probably the end now ^obvious^ for the SF: rare players and all only on ^Ghost Town^ and ^Warlord^.
And this is not for me anymore.
For me BF2 was really a turning point (from various simulators to this FPS), and a real fun for many years and many ^long^ we (until the closure of Gamespy) ... but nothing in life ^is forever^... and now, obviously, it's just like a ^broken old toy^: many good memories but now basically useless.
I will follow you a while, even if I already imagine ^the direction^ of your SF server, and I wish you all many beautiful and satisfying matches.
Sorry for my bad english, but I must use Google.