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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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s1l3ntsh4d0w89

What's a brotha got to do to get a SEA or LA server around here?

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Do a trace route. Just because a server is located down the road from you (example, so pretend one is) doesn't mean the name servers direct you as the crow flies. Ping is just an indicator not a defining factor to judge things by.

Trace route will show the name servers your connection goes through to the final destination and bac ( 90% of the time the same route). It should state in Ms the average time per packet.

Each time you do a trace rote the route could be different.

I have done trace routes from LA to Chicago and was routed to Denver, Virginia and finally to Chicago with the game (TF2) showing 60 - 70 ping.

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Well to answer your question with the actual answer. . a brotha has to donate to get servers there. 

 

 

We are looking to get another dedicated box and add a few BF servers to it in the Northwest but we need $$$ to be able to do that.  

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I wouldn't say No to a SEA/LA server (what's not to love about a 12 ms ping)  but I haven't had any issues on the NA servers that do exist.  I'm getting a 40-60'sh ping from Vancouver.

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Well, I'm definitely down to helping donate for that. 

I get about 90-110 ping across all the US servers. I'm in North Idaho. Pretty much in Washington at this point. My ISP is located in Spokane.

your ping gives you and advantage though.... why would you want to loose that advantage

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Well to answer your question with the actual answer. . a brotha has to donate to get servers there. 

 

 

We are looking to get another dedicated box and add a few BF servers to it in the Northwest but we need $$$ to be able to do that.  

Any way I can donate directly to a SEA or LA or just a west coast server in general? I'd probably never leave it just for the fact I'd have like 9 ping.

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your ping gives you and advantage though.... why would you want to loose that advantage

Just as much of a disadvantage though.

It seems whenever I play on a west coast server I get a lot less "ties." A lot of my kills aren't from both of us dying.

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Im suprised your ping is that high when your on the same continent. Im in the UK on the EU servers my pings is about 40-50 on US its 120 roughly and on AS its 320, your closer than i am and your only about 10 ping better off thats weird o0 

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Im suprised your ping is that high when your on the same continent. Im in the UK on the EU servers my pings is about 40-50 on US its 120 roughly and on AS its 320, your closer than i am and your only about 10 ping better off thats weird o0 

its more complicated then just distance as Bromance stated. for instance when im at my apartment i ping anywhere from 15 to 25 to our US servers. when i am at my parents house that is 50 miles away i ping anywhere from 45-60. thats a huge jump for a small distance. if you rate that up to the distance from Chicago to Seattle someone should be pinging at 1700 ms.... haha what matters is the number of stops the signal has to take.

 

the max speed is the speed of sound for older wire(copper) and the speed of light for new(fibre) so assuming the backbone of most isp's are now fibre and the effects of copper wire from box to computer are negligible the ideal ping from chicago to seatle is 1700 miles / 670,000,000 mph = 9 ms 

 

that is ideal though. when i just did a tracert my connection goes from the US to germany to the netherlands back to chicago.... travels a total of 8400 miles. weird

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