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Hi guys, So I just brought a server online. It's being hosted in a datacenter, and I'll just go ahead and say the specs aren't the issue. The server has been online for roughly 24 hours now, and I seem to be the only person I know that can see the server. The server is located in Canada and I'm in Georgia, so I don't have some direct connection or anything like that going on. On the server the port 7787/exes are allowed through the firewall, including the squad file in the binaries folder. Has anyone encountered this issue while hosting? Did I miss something in the server setup process/config for making the server play nicer with the browser? Both Screenshots taken at the exact same time - same filtering Server appears to be invisible for friends. Friend's Screen: My Screen: Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi guys, I figured I'd make a forum topic about this, to see if you have similar experiences. I absolutely love this game and will continue to spend many hours in it. However, I've noticed that there's been an increase in 'ticket-wasters'. As some of you might know, I regularly play as medic. As medic it's your job to get to downed teammates and revive them, when you estimate the situation is safe enough. I regularly drop smoke or wait for my squad to fight the battle, so it's safe for me to do my thing. When I'm close, I try to communicate this to my fellow soldiers by giving them a heads up I'm coming for them. As of late it's come to my attention that people press the "Give Up" button very quickly. There's a clear distinguishment and you can tell who belongs to the group that only gives up when there's no other option. To name an example: Today we were playing insurgency. We were walking on a hill and took fire by a sniper. I got hit and proceeded to sprint to take cover behind a few stones. As I was healing myself, my fellow squadmedic 50m away from me got hit and went down. Squadmates kept talking to eachother to locate that sniper. After I finished fixing myself up I started checking the map to figure out which route would be the best. I take a quick peek at our tickets and my mouth just drops. We just lost 80 tickets in 5 minutes time.. "Alright, get yourself together! You got a squadmate to save up ahead." I hear myself thinking, "Atleast I'll not participate in this ticketbleeding frenzy. That one ticket is mine to save!" My focus shifts to my objective again: the green dot on the map that represents the downed squadmate. I'm ready to jump up, drop a smoke and run towards him, when all of a sudden I see his green dot turn red: he gave up. Here I am, watching our tickets drop down like an avalanche and some squaddie just decides he's out of patience or just wants another kit. I can't believe he just gave up while I'm this close, just wasting a ticket. After asking myself the question: "Did he really just give up after a mere 15 seconds?". I decided to confront him with this and ask the obvious question (with mild agitation): "Did you just give up? I was so close!". I hear his microphone open up and he throws out the words: "Oh.. I didn't know, I assumed you were not close. Didn't check my map." I just stare at my screen in disbelief while I can feel I'm getting pissed. I open up the squadscreen and see he's changed from medic to regular rifleman. My first thought was that he perfectly knew I was close, but just wanted to get rid of the medic role. When I asked him about this, he refused to answer and just ignored my question. To you new guys out there: Yes, a single ticket matters! I've seen plently of battles that have been won with the amount of tickets you can count on a single hand (or foot, which ever you prefer). TL;DR: People give up really fast for different reasons. That annoys me. I would like your opinion on this trend. What I want this conversation to be about, is the general lack of people that wait for a medic. I don't want to discuss about the example I named, it's just one of the many experiences I had with these kind of ticket-wasters. It's been pissing me off lately and it's ruining my fun. What's your opinion on this? Do you think this is merely impatience or is it the fact they don't fully grasp the ticket-system? Is there something I could do better on my side?