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      Battlefield F.A.Q. [Please Read]   04/18/2016

      After multiple questions coming up that were about the same topic we have decided to create a little F.A.Q regarding some of the most talked about topics. Please make sure you read EVERY question and answer. First thing's first, please use the search feature before you ask a question because it might have been answered already: CLICK HERE TO USE THE SEARCH FEATURE Q. I've been banned what do I do? A. Visit the "Ban Info" menu at the top of the page and click that appropriate link that relates to your ban. Then make sure you fill out the form properly after reading the guidelines to submitting a ban dispute Q. What do I do if someone is hacking? A. If you are in game you can report said individual using @report 'playername' REASON HERE If that doesn't help you, you can always submit a ban request by visiting the "Ban Info" menu at the top of the page and clicking the appropriate link Q. Can I submit a request for a new server, or a smaller special server? A. Sure but to put it bluntly most requests have been made already so rather than making a request that has already been made you should visit THIS LINK. That link talks about how we can go about getting more servers and what needs to be done to get those. Q. Well why don't you change some of the servers that you have now to those special servers? A. Because we have those servers as they are what stay full and are the easiest to keep populated. Just because 5 people like something doesn't mean that it's a smart option to keep a server that those 5 people think is a good server. Q. Why don't you change the ticket counts? A. Ok this is where you need to start realizing that the admins at ADK have been running servers for well over a combined 20 years if not more. We promise we're not going to do something that won't work and if we do happen to do that we have our admins making sure that we try to provide the best servers possible for as many people as possible. We love suggestions but when the suggestions are made that make us seem like we don't know what the heck we are doing that's when it's a little overboard. Again just because you and your buddies like something doesn't mean it's a great idea for a large gaming community as the server won't stay populated and pay for itself. We do want to start bringing more of those to the community, but please refer to the answer of the 3rd questions where a link was posted regarding different servers and how to make it happen. But to answer this question some, on certain servers like our BF3 TDM, it is meant to be a quick round server where you have a match that ends quickly. Some people don't want to play a round that goes on for 30 minutes, and a lot of people have enjoyed it. And again our admins do look at servers and how they are doing, but don't forget just because a few people want something doesn't mean everyone wants it. Q. How come I can't use explosives in a no explosives server but everybody else can? A. In actuality those individuals aren't supposed to either, but they are choosing to break the rules We are humans and unfortunately we aren't perfect to catch everyone. But our admins do the best that they can to be perfect and we have our auto admin in place for no explosives, but it comes down to rules are rules. If you choose to break them and you get in trouble, that is your fault and there is nobody else to blame. You can make reports and if admins aren't in the server they will go over them to see those who break the rules often and will deal with them. Just because an admin isn't in the server doesn't mean that we aren't looking at the reports. Q. Why don't you have servers that have multiple expansion maps on them? A. Because they are quite difficult to maintain unless you have people willing to be in the servers and make sure they are populated day in and day out. Please refer again to the link in the answer of the third question as this relates to that. If we have people who are going to make sure that these servers will indeed stay populated then possibly but so far we haven't been able to get that. In the past we've done B2K which a lot of people were begging for an it went nowhere. Q. There's someone cursing and using racist remarks in the server, why haven't they been banned? A. Because the reality of it is nobody will ever be happy, these are not remarks that you will see any admin using but we aren't going to police everybody and what they say. What one person might find offensive, the other person might not. So if we remove a few words then we'll need to remove all words that people find offensive. Now if the individual is spamming constantly and/or just being a troll about it you can always submit a ban request and let us know what was happening. Admins will then look over it to see what action needs to be taken. Q. Why don't you kick people who have a high ping? A. In reality high ping doesn't cause as many problems as a lot of people think. Admins have been talked to about how to handle something that is absurd but they will not kick someone with a 150 ping because people are complaining about them. We have members from all over the world and we're not going to limit what servers they play on. Someone's high ping to a server does not cause a server to lag. If the server is lagging it'll be everyone noticing it. BUT if there are only a few individuals who are complaining about lag, it's more than likely an issue with their connection to the server. The best thing to do would be do a tracert to the server, but most people don't want to believe that they might have an issue on their end or somewhere between their house and the server. And the reality is that there could be an issue that someone is seeing. There are plenty of posts about ping in the servers so feel free to do a search to look them up. Q. Why don't you just disable weapons that you can't use in the no explosive server? A. Don't you think we would have done that if it was possible? :) Q. Why can't I dispute a ban after 2 months? A. If people cared so much to play on our servers after a perma ban, they would come and dispute within the first 2 months. We feel 2 months is more than enough time to dispute a perma ban. Q. Why don't you have anything besides 64 slot servers? A. Again refer to the link in the answer to question number three. But long story short, it's not easy to keep small number servers populated as often as possible when we have as many servers as we do. Due to the fact that you could lose 15 people at a time in one game, there goes half the population of the server which could indeed empty the server. So if it's wanted we need people willing to put in the time and effort to do such and to make it so that there is always a queue for the servers. Q. Why does it seem like you guys get frustrated when people ask certain questions? A. Seriously though, it's because they are normally questions that have been answered multiple times and most of the time it appears that the question wasn't thought about in the manner of "Hey I wonder if anybody else has posted about this." Unlike Battlelog where things normally get hidden and admins don't respond, we do see pretty much 99% of everything that is posted without it getting lost because of the fact that we have admins for each particular section of the community. And those admins do make sure that we respond to topics where someone might have a question. So with that last question being answerd, please just take 10 seconds to browse the forums and search to see if your topic has been discussed before you go and make a post. If it's not too old or hasn't been answered feel free to leave your input but a lot of the same questions are coming up over and over. Ping, ping, ping, why can't I use explosives, ping, ping, can we have more servers, why can't we have these maps, why do you only have like 200 tickets on the TDM server, 64 players is a lot of people to have on a server, where are the expansion maps, why is this person using curse words and racist remarks and hasn't been banned yet. As always we do appreciate and ask for suggestions but most of the questions that we see over and over have been answered and could be answered for you by making a search on the forums. Thank you for your support of the community and as always we will continue to provide the best possible gaming experience on our servers for as many people in the world.
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It would be better to split the camping squad up rather than move them together because the highest scoring squad will probably be the base rapers.. They'll just do the same on the other side.

At that point they're likely to either group up again or just leave- when all's said and done they're still good players who respect the rules. They should be allowed to play together, and hopefully putting them on the camped side will make them think twice about forcing these situations in the first place.

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The problem is that lockers is not metro. Taking the enemies starting base is basically the only way to break a 3/2 deadlock. Unless every game is going to be a boring campfest at the C choke points to see who has the best cornerglitching LMGers, then flanking to outside base is required. Hell, those movements are what creates most back and forth games that I've witnessed.

 

My basic strategy to start a round is run outside, dip into C top and see if it appears possible to get into tower, if not head back out and flank to first base. That gives your team the best possible chance of winning and punishes the enemy team if they are not on the ball at any of the 3 initial contact points. Sometimes you get into C tower and settle into a 3-2 game. Sometimes you get killed and make it around to E/A which causes the enemy to fall back to defend and your team manages to take C. Sometimes taking A/E causes their team to completely collapse and it turns into a baserape. Sometimes they manage to wipe you at E/A and hold into C and you lose. That's lockers. I think punishing a squad for actually playing the map and trying to win rather than corner camping an LMG is unproductive.

 

The nature of the map means that outside flanking (unless you completely overwhelm the other team and are able to punch through C bottom/top) is the only way to avoid choke camping and actually engage in infantry combat. Once you break the outside flank you have options to continue to cap bases, try to backrage C, or just cause general havoc. That forces the other team to respond and leads to fluid matches.

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No, but there is obviously a need for autobalance so if it's causing problems that squads are being stuck together than how do you fix it?   You break them up with autobalance.  

 

 

You can play with your friends but if you get autobalanced so be it. . the server needs to stay populated.   And keeping 20+ people happy is better than keeping 4 people happy. 

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Already have been, as well as the regulars on the server but I guess that's been ignored. It's not my server so I'll say no more. All that's left is to look around for place to play that allows one to actually play with their friends.

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You can play with your friends @[member='Juboboman']   You're acting as if we're kicking people out of the server which is far from it. 

 

 

We're trying to make the game fun for everyone as I said, not just 4 or 5 people.    So if that means you have to shoot your friends for a few rounds then so be it.   I personally find more fun in going against ADK members most of the time.    Maybe I'm just weird.      But with the amount of time that people spend gaming, I find it crazy that they act like the world is going to end if they get autobalanced and aren't on the same team as their 'friends' all the time.  

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You can play with your friends @[member='Juboboman']   You're acting as if we're kicking people out of the server which is far from it. 

 

 

We're trying to make the game fun for everyone as I said, not just 4 or 5 people.    So if that means you have to shoot your friends for a few rounds then so be it.   I personally find more fun in going against ADK members most of the time.    Maybe I'm just weird.      But with the amount of time that people spend gaming, I find it crazy that they act like the world is going to end if they get autobalanced and aren't on the same team as their 'friends' all the time.  

 

No, we can't. We tested it already. Every match our squad is broken up and we are essentially left playing with randoms each round. The fun for us in this game is team work and playing together, win or lose. I have 58% win rate, the rest of the people that I regularly play with have them ranging from 40% to 55%. The match that the screenshot above was posted in was a baserape because Ifamousxxx and full filt it were balanced ONTO our team. This solution, which has essentially ended the playability of #6 for pretty much all the regulars that played here everyday doesn't even solve the problem it was attempting to. It is singularly based on the complaining of a handful of people that complain EVERY ROUND even if there are 4-5 ADK members on each team.

 

The match after that one that the screenshot was taken in, the 3 of us in our squad were AFK at the start and when we came back our team had already taken C and was surrounding B on the way to a baserape. The reason, of course, was because the top non ADK members were all on one team. Yet had he come in at the end of that baserape the same pubs would still be complaining about stacking.

 

For most of us that play on 6 that joined ADK, we met on that server as non members, became friends over time, and eventually joined. The reason we kept playing there before, during, and after our membership in ADK was because we enjoyed working together. It's fun to go against each other from time to time sure, but the day in day out reason we continue to go there is because we enjoy squading up and working together, even if on average we only win about 50-55% of our games.

 

Like I said it's your server and your rules, but people didn't become regulars on 6 to play with random pubs every match, which is what it has become since the changes were made. As I post this 6 is rolling with 44 people when it should be full because 8+ regulars are playing on a HOG server because it's the only way they can play with each other.

 

Is that best for the server? Who knows, maybe removing our 55% win rate will finally restore balance to the server. Something tells me the same people complaining about "stacking" before will continue to do so, because the Tilt/IfamousXXX's of the server will continue to be balanced on the same teams.

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I'm new to the clan, and followed in Strict's footstep,  and also agree in majority with Jubo.  I'd like to play with my friends, other wise I feel out of place.

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@[member='Juboboman']

Having fun trumps win rate/KDR. This isn't a flow-blown COMP community, although we do have some COMP players. Oh no...you don't always get to play with the people you want. ADK is NOT about cliques. The more members you get to play with, the better. "Every match our squad is broken up"...yeah..that isn't true. I've had plenty of games where the squad stays the same. Other times it doesn't. If you just joined =ADK= to only play with a select few members...then you weren't thinking ahead.

 

=ADK= is a COMMUNITY with a bunch of kickass people. Don't limit yourself to the people you met as non-members and decided to apply with. Be open-minded. You AREN'T always going to get to play with the people you WANT to. Playing with different people will do nothing but improve your gameplay because you are able to adapt. Don't be scared...we don't bite. We're fucking awesome and we have a good time.

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I don't think you understand my issue. I'm not complaining that I'm being "stuck" with other ADK members. Would never do that. When I say I like playing with friends I mean people that I meet and can employ team work with and get to know. That means any ADK members. When I say I get stuck wtih randoms every game now I mean non guilded random people since squads are broken up each match.

 

It's not about K/D or even winning, it's about FUN. You are correct, fun to me is squadding up and using team work to try to win. I don't care if the person I am playing with has a .5 KD or a 3KD. If they are cool to hang with then I'll look forward to playing with them every day and get upset when we are broken up every round and instead it basically reverts to lone-wolfing with half my squad lmg farming the other half off doing God knows what.

 

A ton of games recently end up basically with mine and Thobais squad going against Strict9ne and devious squad. That's great, when there are not enough ADK on the server for that then well end up in one squad. The problem now is we can't even do that. Balancer kicks in and you'll be lucky if you end up with ONE ADK member in your squad of pubs. No team work. Not enjoyable gameplay.

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A ton of games recently end up basically with mine and Thobais squad going against Strict9ne and devious squad. That's great, when there are not enough ADK on the server for that then well end up in one squad. The problem now is we can't even do that. Balancer kicks in and you'll be lucky if you end up with ONE ADK member in your squad of pubs. No team work. Not enjoyable gameplay.

 

When it's ADK vs ADK in game it turns into who can cap a/e :P

Also I'm far from the best but @[member='Juboboman'] has always been welcoming.

BF Players have apparently devolved into a bunch of whiny school girls. "SoandSo killed me hes hacking." Tell them to submit their evidence for review to get Soandso banned and it shuts them up, in addition to constantly trying to push the rules and see what they can get away with, calling ADK liars for saying no explosives and not allowing smoke, and general douchebaggery. I could never be an admin, I don't have the patience for dealing with a lot of the kids who come on the server pop a flashbang get punished and cry about it, so hats off to those of you who do it.

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Already have been, as well as the regulars on the server but I guess that's been ignored. It's not my server so I'll say no more. All that's left is to look around for place to play that allows one to actually play with their friends.

team switch. also its not like you will get removed from your squad every time. @join playername also works great so that you dont have to find the squad they are in. Edited by cbrunnem

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Is it possible to find a better solution to the issue, maybe have some inhouse rules, yet still be able to join off friends list.  I personally hate base rapes, and would much prefer a even match, while still playing with my friends/ADK members?   Maybe have some inhouse rules instead of server rules.

 

I've also notice other server #6 loyalist, switch to other locker servers, so it's not just effecting a few of us.  This effects everyone on the server, and people will start to look for other servers where they can play with their friends.  

Edited by d3v10u5

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Thanks Dalriaden !

I have updated the list.

cave

incidentally last night was the first time I've seen the AT mines in lockers, rifles dont seem to detonate them however lol.

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the balancing script is causing issues. 1, it seems overly aggressive at moving people quickly it will move 5 or 6 people  at once, then a whole bunch of people quit the server, making the teams really unbalanced then by the time the server gets refilled with new people its near the end of the match. this is causing frustration and reduced play time by members and regulars alike

 

it takes time to get squads setup and organized, and bam we lose half our squad to the balancer, not fun, so we wind up with 2-3 new squad mates each round.

 

I am more than happy to spend the majority of my game play populating servers as long as I can do it with a squad of friends (ADK).

 

Please fix this its ruining the fun of playing on this locker server.

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What's frustrating is we aren't going to win here no matter what we do.   How so you ask?

 

 

1) People are making it seem as though they are being moved every 5 minutes and there's never a chance to play with their friends....ever.   Unfortunately no matter what squads are going to get split up at some point due to the nature of people coming and going.   If people weren't moved out of squads and there was no lone player what would happen when the teams were unbalanced?       BUT the average is at least 2 hours before the same people have been moved again.  

 

2) Of course people who play in that server 24/7 are going to complain the most but don't realize that we've modified the gameplay in ways that aren't normal so in turn that causes a hardship for balance.     When you average 5 - 10 hours PER SESSION of course you're going to get moved.  

 

3)  Something that we're doing MUST be working based on the stats that you'll see below.  

 

 

 

Now with all of that being said, if you go look up No Explosives on GameTracker for BF4 what comes up?   ADK having the TOP TWO!!!  Yes TOP TWO no explosives servers.  The first one being the US server and the Second one being the EU Server.     The next closest US server is over 110 server ranks away.  

 

 

 

Yes we have no issue trying to smooth things out even more than we have.  And we even looked to see if there was some settings that could be changed, but when people are sitting here basically cutting our throats over something that I truly believe isn't as big of a deal as it's being made out to be then it does get frustrating for us dealing with all of this.    You mention other servers allowing you to do this and that, but you don't realize that other no ex servers don't stay populated 24/7 like ours does.   And maybe ours stays populated because of what's being done right now and how teams are handled.     

 

 

in the near future we will be adding the ability to purchase autobalance whitelist so all of you will be able to purchase that if you feel what's happening now is truly gamebreaking.  

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You are missing or avoiding the point i was trying to express, the server was a lot of fun for the regulars who play there all the time, now it is NOT.

 

thank you for the opportunity to pay for the privilege ADK members enjoyed prior to the change, but i will decline. I was under the impression that was a benefit to being part of an organization such as ADK, and a reward for our hard work populating servers, reporting rule breakers, recruiting new members etc.

 

 we are providing feedback to the changes made based upon our experience in server. as you say some of us spend 5-10 hours at a stretch playing there and I would appreciate it if i wasn't disrespected for making observations about it. I can differentiate between being moved during a 10 hour session and being moved in 1-3 rounds. 

 

if your intention is to ensure the server stays populated over the long term, then why make changes that alienate the long term players? 

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