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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. 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michael6424

Squad scramble for ADK BF4 servers

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This is regarding the recent update to the team scrambling system on BF4 servers. As I understand this is done for balancing purposes, but at a cost of a very valuable component that we all enjoy in this game: PTFO game play with friends. The balance is very important, as it ensures that players of all levels get to enjoy the game, but by scrambling squads you add in one place by taking from another. This will be especially noticeable with the new squad feature coming out with Dragon's Teeth. There would be no point in preforming squads if they would get scrambled later on anyway. It would be hard to come up with another solution that would make the matches more balanced, but I have a suggestion. There's plenty of skilled players on ADK servers, that form powerful squads. How about we balance teams with squads (throw strong squads on the opposing teams), which will ensure that the balance and the fun are both in the game. If you guys have any suggestion of your own or comments, please post them below, let's help ADK servers get better. Let's hope the squad scramble will be cancelled and we'll get to have prolonged fun times with friends again.

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i noticed today we were in squad and the next round you were moved to other team, is this the recent update?

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Was there a recent update that scrambled the players within squads between each match? I know in the TDM #5 server @[member='ColColonCleaner'] made a change to help the very frequent team imbalance. I know you like to play Op Lockers #6 quite frequently @[member='michael6424'], but I thought squads stayed the same between each match, or so I thought since I played on the server recently. You are right @[member='AOBLXIX'] that people will complain no matter what, it's just finding the solution to have the least amount of people complaining :D

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Was there a recent update that scrambled the players within squads between each match? I know in the TDM #5 server @[member='ColColonCleaner'] made a change to help the very frequent team imbalance. I know you like to play Op Lockers #6 quite frequently, but I thought squads stayed the same between each match, or so I thought since I played on the server recently. You are right @[member='AOBLXIX'] that people will complain no matter what, it's just finding the solution to have the least amount of people complaining :D


I can understand that. ...but watch if it doesn't split them up people will start complaining. :) the time will come. Haha

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Splitting the squads helps the balance, but throwing strong squads on the opposing teams would help the balance too. Without compromising the fun. Yes people will complain, but we have to be objective and find another solution to balance the games without splitting squads!

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#5 splits and scrambles squads every round, and that has helped balance immensely. If it is another server that is causing this issue then let us know.

#5 is a TDM server where squad work is not as important as it is in #6 Op Lockers conquest where it's 64 players and one can do little without a squad. Keeping the squads together will ensure the tactical element is still present in the game play. To balance the teams though, the stronger squads should be on the opposite sides.

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So what stops players from just reforming a squad if they're still on the same team? Or am I missing something? And who cares if someome complains about a good squad, always gave me a reason to actually try and play with my team. Seems like a bad reason to bring in squad scrambling.

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So what stops players from just reforming a squad if they're still on the same team? Or am I missing something? And who cares if someome complains about a good squad, always gave me a reason to actually try and play with my team. Seems like a bad reason to bring in squad scrambling.

The team scramble is intermixed with squad scramble, so after it takes affect two players from the same squad can end up on the different teams. Happened to me many times. You join in on a friend, but the fun only lasts one match and then the scramble throws you on the opposite teams.

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I agree with you Michael but I can see why they added scramble. Both sides have their arguments but I still vote against squad scramble. 99% of the time the server is populated, there are really good squads on both teams. Theres going to be the occasional unbalanced match regardless of squad balance or not.

 

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Thats like saying we should switch @[member='boogly_oglly'] 's team twice in a match so that it stays balanced. It seems most people are saying they don't like squad scramble... Where are the people that are in favor of it? Since coming back to ADK for the last few weeks it seems Pubbers > Members opinion, because members cant make the servers populated all the time.

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Thats like saying we should switch @[member='boogly_oglly'] 's team twice in a match so that it stays balanced. It seems most people are saying they don't like squad scramble... Where are the people that are in favor of it? Since coming back to ADK for the last few weeks it seems Pubbers > Members opinion, because members cant make the servers populated all the time.

Yep, nobody likes squad scramble. Yes, it helps the balance, but as I, @[member='birdman'] and others already mentioned, the server is full most of the time, so it's easy to balance the matches by confronting the stronger squads on the opposite teams.

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This is regarding the recent update to the team scrambling system on BF4 servers. As I understand this is done for balancing purposes, but at a cost of a very valuable component that we all enjoy in this game: PTFO game play with friends. The balance is very important, as it ensures that players of all levels get to enjoy the game, but by scrambling squads you add in one place by taking from another. This will be especially noticeable with the new squad feature coming out with Dragon's Teeth. There would be no point in preforming squads if they would get scrambled later on anyway. It would be hard to come up with another solution that would make the matches more balanced, but I have a suggestion. There's plenty of skilled players on ADK servers, that form powerful squads. How about we balance teams with squads (throw strong squads on the opposing teams), which will ensure that the balance and the fun are both in the game. If you guys have any suggestion of your own or comments, please post them below, let's help ADK servers get better. Let's hope the squad scramble will be cancelled and we'll get to have prolonged fun times with friends again.

Michael I am totally seconding this. I played yesterday for the first time with squad scramble and the experience was extremely bad. I found myself talking on the microphone multiple times like a retard just after I got squad scrambled only to notice 2 mins later that I was in another squad. It brings strategic and team play to the minimum and makes the game look like COD. I understand some players hate it when one squad is overpowered, but most of the time these days there always seem to be at least 1 good squad on each side. Moreover, we have enough good players playing on the server to make balanced squads in the game without squad scramble. Finally, do not forget that even if some players are complaining about it, by enabling squad scramble, we are penalizing the good regular players who could decide not to play this server any more. We should put it back to vanilla mode fellas! We don't want operation Wal-Mart locker!

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Yep, nobody likes squad scramble. Yes, it helps the balance, but as I, @[member='birdman'] and others already mentioned, the server is full most of the time, so it's easy to balance the matches by confronting the stronger squads on the opposite teams.

Ya sadly I don't think there is a autobalancer that knows what squads to move. I imagine it would be very hard for an admin to move an entire squad every round. The game would be half way over before the teams balanced out due to people switching teams to get with friends.

 

"In @[member='boogly_oglly'] being OP and starting an @vote for their to be an autobalancer that automatically moves him to spectator mode to balance teams."

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@[member='blrdmann']

@[member='Merc_Blackwater']

@[member='michael6424']

@[member='xLarkins']

 

So are you guys saying that I'm that OP that I need to constantly be team switched? In that case let's go 1v63 and all I have to do is turn my hacks up 1 notch ;)

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@[member='blrdmann']

@[member='Merc_Blackwater']

@[member='michael6424']

@[member='xLarkins']

 

So are you guys saying that I'm that OP that I need to constantly be team switched? In that case let's go 1v63 and all I have to do is turn my hacks up 1 notch ;)

Or us 4 and you boogly in a squad that doesn't get scrambled v59 and you can even play without hax

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squad scrambling is a damned if you do, damned if you dont. People complain when they see all adk squads on adk servers and then complain because they got scrambled from their squad that joined off them.

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squad scrambling is a damned if you do, damned if you dont. People complain when they see all adk squads on adk servers and then complain because they got scrambled from their squad that joined off them.

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Solid point, but this is not about who complains about what - people will complain no matter what. This is about common sense and optimal server performance. It only makes sense to use balancing techniques up to the point where they don't interfere with the other components of enjoyable gameplay. SQUAD SCRAMBLE IS NOT ONE OF THESE TECHNIQUES. I repeat, the balance should be achieved by putting squads with the highest scores on the opposing teams. If this is done, I don't think anybody would mind if team scramble happened after every single round. As soon as the squads remain intact, anything can be done. Stronger haxing players don't mind if they're pitched against whomever, they just want to play with their friends. Not with some level 30 support player that throws flash on #6 no explosive server and never drops ammo. Edited by michael6424

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What happens when the top squad keeps getting scrambled between teams and complain about that and would just like to stay on one team?


I will say it again, top players don't care about what team they're on. They just want their squads to be left alone, so that scenario is very unlikely. Win or lose, the game is fun when you play with friends. Edited by michael6424

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I will say it again, top players don't care about what team they're on. They just want their squads to be left alone, so that scenario is very unlikely.

Well I guess the top squads that have come to us and complained before meant nothing.   I'll pretend like it's never been brought up in the past.  

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