Feels like game is dying

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lichReen
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Feels like game is dying

Postby lichReen » Mon 29. Oct 2018, 18:46

Hello all

It feels like to me that UT2k4 is finally in its twilight hours. The servers of all gametypes are getting more and more thinned out of players. Servers that used to be full of half full on a regular night are empty. Even Ceonss is now lucky to have a full server of players nowadays. Omnipotents is also pretty much half full with rare full servers these days.

There are so many new good games coming out that lots of players just vanish off and go do different things. Sometimes it's also just life and work that takeover and people leave. It's almost 15 years since the game came out so I guess we can say it had a bloody good run.

I will make a post about UT and what it has meant to be me when it finally does pass away. I'll do it on here because this has been my favourite server. I just want it to be etched into the online history as my record of it and my existence playing it. :cheers:

Anyone else feel like it's coming to an end? :(


-lichReen

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Re: Feels like game is dying

Postby Miauz55555 » Mon 29. Oct 2018, 20:53

The server is actually more full than it was a few months ago. I wanted to join but couldn't because it was full.
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Re: Feels like game is dying

Postby SysX » Tue 30. Oct 2018, 14:57

Well I do agree with Lichreen, looking at my fav list most of the servers have died out.
But when it comes to ceons, well it's pretty active for the last few months.

But yes the game is really old by now and new games keep releasing and ppl like to play other games too, so do I, I also stop ut from time to time to play some other games.
And ppl get older and life gets in the way too, so many factors are in play that it's hard to pinpoint what the main reason is.

I am just happy I can still play this game on a daily basis and have a server full of nice ppl to play with, sadly the day's of clanwars and clanbase cups have long been gone and I miss them dearly.
WOooHOoo!! »\o\°\O/°/o/«

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Re: Feels like game is dying

Postby [P]etya » Sun 11. Nov 2018, 16:51

It's a 14 years old game. Many games don't even live this long and start declining after 2-3 years, if not earlier. This game started declining quite late, only after ClanBase was shut down, which kind of decapitated the professional play. The thing is, this game has been past its prime for really long now, it likely won't get any better, only worse, but small communities are still alive. On Discord you can find a few of them. They usually do organised matches, which you can join if you want. For example every Sunday some guys actually play Bombing Run, but public servers have been abandoned for a while now. It has to do with the fact, that some, more popular servers shut down and it broke communities and many chose to leave the game instead of playing on another server.

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Feels like game is dying

Postby lichReen » Mon 12. Nov 2018, 18:58

[P]etya wrote:It's a 14 years old game. Many games don't even live this long and start declining after 2-3 years, if not earlier. This game started declining quite late, only after ClanBase was shut down, which kind of decapitated the professional play. The thing is, this game has been past its prime for really long now, it likely won't get any better, only worse, but small communities are still alive. On Discord you can find a few of them. They usually do organised matches, which you can join if you want. For example every Sunday some guys actually play Bombing Run, but public servers have been abandoned for a while now. It has to do with the fact, that some, more popular servers shut down and it broke communities and many chose to leave the game instead of playing on another server.



Yeah, it has had one hell of a good run. I will be around for when the servers are empty and maybe get shut down.

Til the end ! :cool2cool:

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Re: Feels like game is dying

Postby [P]etya » Sat 17. Nov 2018, 11:07

It's safe to say that people are actually still interested in this game. On the Steam forum I always see new and eager players asking for where they could be playing. Even if most of the gamemodes can be considered dead, they can still be played in organised manner, but overall the public scene of this game is becoming negligible.


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