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HaRdLy007 reacted to AOBLXIX for a article, Titanfall Giveaway Courtsey of Respawn Enterainment and EA
Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment have recently released Titanfall and many of you might not know but one of our very own members had a huge part in the release of the game. Timberock has been a part of this community for almost 2 years thanks to Cruz_5326 who introduced him to us. But as some of you might have known he also works at Microsoft dealing with the gaming side of Microsoft.
While some people might not think it's a huge deal, =ADK= has had a pretty large impact on how Titanfall was created and released as a game. You can read THIS ARTICLE which relates to how the Titanfall servers are set up. And this type of release just goes to show what kind of members this community attracts and why it will continue to grow for years to come.
In the coming days there will be some Giveaways for FREE Titanfall Codes to over 10 people. I won't give the exact number yet, but when the game currently costs $60 even 10 copies of the game is a huge treat for the members of this community. So thank you to Timber for your continued support of the community, and thank you to Respawn and EA for graciously giving us free copies of Titanfall to hand out to our Community!
HaRdLy007 reacted to AOBLXIX for a article, A Letter To The Battlefield Community
Hello Battlefield Community, I'm glad you're taking the time to read this. As someone who runs successful Battlefield 3 servers and has multiple Battlefield 4 servers I'd like you to take a second to read what is going on.
If you don't remember way back when, about 2 years ago when Battlefield 3 was released there were the SAME issues that people are experiencing now which are pissing a lot of people off. You would have thought that certain issues like crashing because of explosives, high ticket counts, large server population (64 players) would have been first on the list for things to NOT do in Battlefield 4. That's clearly not the case as seen by the multitude of crashes that have been happening.
Currently server owners have no control over a lot of things like the server crashes which people say "Noob admin" or "fu**ing admin" because the people get ZERO XP. Server admins, especially the ones here at =ADK= want to provide the best servers, the most enjoyable as well as servers that give the most variety. When we get limited because of Battlelog issues, server crashes on particular maps, there's only so much we can do.
Personally I believe =ADK= is one of the first to do what we are doing on our 24/7 Operation Lockers servers to make sure that the Battlefield Community get's the XP that they deserve. To those of you who are pissed off that the round might end in 4 minutes sometimes, you need to understand that EVERY ROUND otherwise the server would be crashing. Does the server still crash? Yes it does unfortunately, but we are doing what we can to help prevent that issue because EA/DICE still have not put out a patch to fix the issue. Currently as I'm writing this article one of our OL servers has been up for an 1 hour 40 minutes. Where normally the uptime would only be at say 15 minutes now. So while some might say "I'M ONLY GETTING 400 XP IN 4 5 MINUTES!!!!" Ok well take that and multiply that by let's say 10 rounds. . . and you get 4,000 XP, plus multiple conquest ribbons. Where as if we don't do what we are doing then you will get ZERO XP and then ZERO Ribbons. .
"Well why not lower the player count" - Why be like everyone else when we can do something different? I've looked many other servers who have lowered the player count and 98% of them aren't full constantly and have large downtimes, where as ours on the other hand have only had small downtimes and are full every other time. If you can't see here, =ADK= is trying to provide the best experience (XP) possible. . no pun intended. . Does it suck that rounds are super short sometimes? Of course it does, but would you rather have a server that crashes and you get ZERO XP, or a server where you have 2 short rounds, 1 longer round and you get all of your XP every round? I'm certain I'm not the only one who hates having to level up 5 times before you actually get to that level.
So why not take a step back for a second, and see that we're not being "madmins" we're not being "noob admins" and we're trying to do what's best for the entire battlefield community with the cards that we have been dealt. We've already had to remove maps from our other servers that cause crashes to make sure that people don't have to go through any crashes.
HaRdLy007 reacted to AOBLXIX for a article, Re: 3rdDegreeBryns Community
So I don't normally bring these type of issues to the public until immature adults decide to do things like what's mentioned in the image below.
First, it's not just the =ADK= Servers that are being attacked rather the host of machines in our Chicago network that are being attacked. Sure we could have a say in it as we do have successful servers. And it's been shown that these types of things do happen to people who have something good going on. And th guys at 3DB would know that the attacks are hitting everyone if they actually had people in their servers but it appears they care more about what is going on with other servers than they do populating their own. Don't forget how they like to trash our server rankings yet even through these past few days we've still managed to stay at considerably higher than any of their servers.
And clearly the individuals over at 3DB have no idea how companies are run and the fact that there are times where meetings need to be moved forward with a sense of urgency, and getting the point across with very little discussion. But again, don't let the fact that ADK has been running for 5 years now have any impact on how things should be done. HellKnight is taking things that a young teen said and is just re-stating it in his own words. Every meeting I give people the opportunity to bring up any issues. HellKnight won't tell you that he always had to have the last word in every meeting and 99% of the people in the meetings didn't like that and felt like they couldn't say anything as he would just go and say something over top of that. And when that happened I would indeed make sure the meeting moved along because the topics that HellKnight brought up or beat to a pulp didn't even need to be discussed. We asked him to change his ways of doing things and he got offended. I myself gave him multiple chances as others in the community wanted him gone. But obviously giving him chances came back to bite me in the butt. I should have just removed him from the community when others told me he was becoming a problem and that they were thinking about leaving if something wasn't done.
These individuals at 3DB won't tell you that we did try working with them and we did indeed give them multiple opportunities to correct their actions. Bryns himself apologized to multiple leaders for his previous actions and then 3 days later created an exact replica of ADK. So if ADK is as bad as they say it is, then why would you want to re-create it? And why would you want to go and recruit people from ADK if it's that bad? I just see some people who are upset because they didn't get promotions like they wanted to because I didn't feel they were an appropriate fit for this community. But don't take my word for it, just check out how they are doing things over there.
Spend money on affiliates? What affiliates have I spent money on? If you're talking about server hosting then 3DB is doing the exact same thing, so what's the next excuse you have to try to trash ADK? Also please realize that the ADK Community is still thriving better than ever. Yes there are ways to save money and I have no doubt at that. But when there isn't the man power to provide a good product I'm not going to "save money" Rather I'm going to put a good product out there for everyone to use. Again a smart business practice. Don't forget the majority of our server costs have been for our BF3 Servers. If HellKnight knew anything about how they work he would understand that only select individuals can host those game servers. So you do indeed have to buy them from an "affiliate". The DayZ server was purchased from a reliable server host because of the fact that our last server went down. And again, 3DB should already know these things because of how awesome they are right?
Don't forget everything on the internet must be super serious, so putting a joke up and allowing people to purchase it for use if they'd like is a bad thing clearly. People know our stances on Nukes, people always ask "Can I nuke" and I now gave them the option to do that to all of our servers. There's plenty of other companies out there who do silly little things like that and some people actually purchase them. It's not as though I'm telling people that you HAVE to purchase this. But if they want to nuke then the option is available for them. Hmmm So I'm a "dumbfuck" for others saying that they would pay $2.50 a month for a team speak channel. You might want to personally say that to everyone else who has purchase a team speak channel. And while you're at it, don't forget to look to see that 3DB hasn't had over 10 people in their team speak. . . ever. . . And that happens maybe once a week if they are lucky. Also they are asking for donations, but for what? They have no servers that are populated, so getting a reserved slot means what exactly? Just a title? You get "donor status" in team speak. Oooo that's about as awesome as the reserved slot. Also, I could be wrong on this, but I don't think that HellKnight ever donated a single penny to ADK, but he's now asking for your money to donate to his own community. What's wrong with that picture? Oh and somethign else you get to keep the 1995 website up and running too! Check it out below
Clearly an awesome site and the lead programmer is doing AWESOME! Don't let that look fool you, or the fact that out of the 400 members on their website only 15 are actual members, the rest are just spammers. And then they respond to the spammers telling them that posting other links aren't allowed on the website. Is that a joke, or do they seriously not know the difference between spammers and actual people? Oh and I was just browsing their awesome website to see that they recently added a console section to their forums. They are truly reaching out beyond the boundaries on this and I am shocked at the direction they are taking to reach out to others.
Let me give you a word of advice 3DB, worry about your own community that is clearly in the dump before you try talking trash about another community. (Successful community I might add)
On a final note, thank you for the free promotion. People will look at your website after searching for ADK, wonder why you have more news about ADK on your website than 3DB. Then come and look at the ADK website to see that your set up is exactly like ours and chuckle at that. Then they'll be joining us for a fun time. I think your promotion is actually helping us already because we've had more registrations in the past week or so then the few weeks prior. Thanks again!
So Tiger is crying about being banned from the =ADK= Team Speak (after multiple weeks of being allowed in), yet when I tried to go talk with Bryns about everything as he apologized then pulled the crap that you see going on now I got banned. As well as the others that were trying to find out what the deal was. Just something to laugh about, but now our banning Tiger was worthy of a whole new post on their website. Again, thanks for the free promotion. You guys honestly aren't helping yourselves and should worry more about your own community over another one. Trust me what you're doing now will not work out for you in the long run.
After posting the previous update, they removed the post of Tiger complaining about being banned from our Team Speak. Pretty interesting, and I wonder when they'll finally remove everything else and start worrying about their own gig.
Clearly they are a little upset about being proven wrong, and it just goes to show how naive they are by this comment.
"I left because I wasted all my time helping out a community that was only lead by someone who cares about just making money from his community"
I MAKE ZERO DOLLARS FROM ADK. That would come out to $00.00 if you need to see it in number form. And actually I'm losing money from it as I have to pay taxes for the money that has come in and hasn't gone in my pocket.
I had ZERO control over the DayZ server.
Comments like these negate anything and everything you have to say. Seriously stop making yourself look bad and just go hide in your little part of the internet. Put 5 BF3 servers online if you'd like, and they'll all be empty too. If ADK was as bad as you say it is there would be nobody here right now. Because since you've left any issues that have gone on have been brought up and taken care of. Sure I'm getting more PMs then ever, but at least problems are being taken care of.
Again, seriously. . . stop worrying about us and worry about yourself. I promise you, there was a point in my life about 6 1/2 - 7 years ago where I thought doing the same thing that you're doing right now was the best thing ever. It's not, so stop checking out the fact that we're selling nukes as a joke, and work on making what you have better than it is. I'm trying to help you out as I've been down that road before. And the group I was in was going nowhere when we were doing exactly what you're doing now until we decided to just forget it.