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Topic # 96279 24-Jan-2012 10:54 Send private message

Hi Guys

Just wanted your support in regards to building some game servers for the Slingshot network. We have a large number of customers that game on our network and would love for your input here.

I have a few questions:

1.) What games would you like to see hosted?
2.) How many hours per week/day do you think you may play on our servers if we had servers for your games?

I really appreciate your input here, This is for you so I want your input if you have anything else to say please do so.

Kind Regards
Bevin Smeith




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  Reply # 572667 24-Jan-2012 11:32 Send private message

Battlefield 3 servers would be great! Maybe some of the good old classics, like CS 1.6, CS:S or TF2 also.

I play Battlefield 3 almost every day and would love to see more local servers, especially Slingshot servers! (6 hours + a day)

I also play CS:S a few times during the week to. (around 10 hours a week) and TF2 for about the same.

Looking forward to maybe seeing these servers up sometime in the near future! :)

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  Reply # 572670 24-Jan-2012 11:36 Send private message

Nice idea! I would be keen for a BF3 server as well.

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  Reply # 572697 24-Jan-2012 12:36 Send private message

+1 for quality BF3 servers. I play BF3 everyday.

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  Reply # 572726 24-Jan-2012 13:18 Send private message

BF3 Servers are only hostable by EA approved partners, and it's unlikely slingshot would be able to host them. Same applies for quite a few modern games sadly.




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  Reply # 572732 24-Jan-2012 13:25 Send private message

Lias: BF3 Servers are only hostable by EA approved partners, and it's unlikely slingshot would be able to host them. Same applies for quite a few modern games sadly.


Its not impossible, is there any NZ BF3 servers?
I would need to find out what the requirements would be from EA does anyone know?




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  Reply # 572779 24-Jan-2012 14:51 Send private message

Nebbie:
Lias: BF3 Servers are only hostable by EA approved partners, and it's unlikely slingshot would be able to host them. Same applies for quite a few modern games sadly.


Its not impossible, is there any NZ BF3 servers?
I would need to find out what the requirements would be from EA does anyone know?


AFAIK ON3 is the only EA partner in NZ (and certainly the only current NZ BF3 server host).. and given they are powered/sponsored by TelstraClear i'm not sure how much joy you'd get from them in finding out about the EA process.





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  Reply # 572795 24-Jan-2012 15:11 Send private message

How can it be "unlikely" that EA would allow Slingshot? If ON3 can host servers then why couldn't Slingshot? they are both ISP's with a solid background, would you care to explain why? As far as i know EA arn't going to turn down more customers, i think they would welcome the competition. Finding out how to become a RSP (Ranked Server Provider) may be difficult, i googled but can't find the exact answer.

+1 on BF3, i play an hour a night and is the only game i play.

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  Reply # 572910 24-Jan-2012 19:20 Send private message

Is it too early to ask for Diablo III, they would be a ton of paperwork required for that deal, like the BF3 EA one.

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  Reply # 572920 24-Jan-2012 19:53 Send private message

Lias: BF3 Servers are only hostable by EA approved partners, and it's unlikely slingshot would be able to host them. Same applies for quite a few modern games sadly.




Well EA approves some pretty sh*tty laggy servers then.
Dont see how slingshot can do any worse:) 

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  Reply # 573937 27-Jan-2012 08:01 Send private message

+1 for BF3 servers.





Btw. ON3 servers lag bad because the hardware is too slow (apparently, according to what I have been told) regardless of them having a nice 25ms ping for me.


Would be awesome if Slingshot became a EA hosting partner to host battlefield 3 and future Battlefield titles.        




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  Reply # 573949 27-Jan-2012 08:41 Send private message

garvani: How can it be "unlikely" that EA would allow Slingshot? If ON3 can host servers then why couldn't Slingshot? they are both ISP's with a solid background, would you care to explain why?


My understanding is that EA heavily limits the number of RSP's per region, and prefers to stick with existing partners. I could be wrong however. I personally wouldn't mind more NZ based servers, I just think its unlikely based on the information I've heard.

ON3 is also not an ISP and it is independant from TelstraClear, although primarily sponsored by them. To the best of my knowledge none of the Head Admin's of ON3 are TCL employees.



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  Reply # 574128 27-Jan-2012 15:08 Send private message

Definitely some TF2 servers, CS, BF3 and maybe even a COD4 server would be good



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  Reply # 574398 28-Jan-2012 14:00 Send private message

Thanks for all your comments and support.

Kind Regards
Bevin




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  Reply # 576125 1-Feb-2012 23:06 Send private message

Any Source/Steam game really.
I play about 10 hours a week and slingshot having servers that are unmetered would be incentive for me to switch to it

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  Reply # 576778 3-Feb-2012 12:45 Send private message

does slingshot have an unmetered steam server?













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