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Topic # 150830 4-Aug-2014 21:08
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Hello All,

We currently in talks with Dice in allowing us to host a ranked Battlefield 4 server as part of our ISP launch.

What we would like to know are there any other servers gritting your teeth to have in NZ.

annnnd go!

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  Reply # 1102119 4-Aug-2014 21:10
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Please.

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  Reply # 1102122 4-Aug-2014 21:13
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Are they going to be servers across all platforms or just PC?







 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1102125 4-Aug-2014 21:15
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at this stage just PC, Dice are difficult :)

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  Reply # 1102129 4-Aug-2014 21:17
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NewNZISP: at this stage just PC, Dice are difficult :)


they are, Thats why the ON3network didnt do them + many other things.
(Not to mention: Master Race PC gamers)



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  Reply # 1102133 4-Aug-2014 21:23
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I should make this very clear, we are working with Dice, this does not mean that it's a done deal, many have tried and failed, but i and some of the other team a passionate about this game haha. so fingers crossed.

So far what they are after is a reliable network/data centre which we believe we have/building...it's convincing them :)

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  Reply # 1102135 4-Aug-2014 21:24
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It's great you are looking at doing this, but I fear it isn't going to win you too many subscribers

1) if you make it better for your own customers, then nobody who isn't your customer will play on it, so it will always be empty (since you are a startup, you don't already have 500k customers like Telecom)
2) If you make it just as good for everybody, then people will play on it, but nobody will sign up to 'NewNZISP' because there is no benefit.

IMHO you'd be better off just spending the money on marketing/handovers/international capacity/customer service.  

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  Reply # 1102136 4-Aug-2014 21:26
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NewNZISP: I should make this very clear, we are working with Dice, this does not mean that it's a done deal, many have tried and failed, but i and some of the other team a passionate about this game haha. so fingers crossed.

So far what they are after is a reliable network/data centre which we believe we have/building...it's convincing them :)


well the problem is you have no credibility yet - you aren't an established name. Nobody knows who you are.  Unless you have serious financial backing then for all they know you could go bust in 6 months.
Best of luck to you, really, but it's an uphill struggle, and as per my previous post, I think you'd be better off spending the time/money elsewhere

ETA: talking of new NZ ISPs, has anybody heard anything from MyRepublic?  they made a big song and dance back in Feb, but haven't heard a thing from them since then.



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NonprayingMantis: It's great you are looking at doing this, but I fear it isn't going to win you too many subscribers

1) if you make it better for your own customers, then nobody who isn't your customer will play on it, so it will always be empty (since you are a startup, you don't already have 500k customers like Telecom)
2) If you make it just as good for everybody, then people will play on it, but nobody will sign up to 'NewNZISP' because there is no benefit.

IMHO you'd be better off just spending the money on marketing/handovers/international capacity/customer service.  


It will be available for all :) whats the point if it's not. It's hardly a network conjestion application as it will be separate from broadband capacity :)

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  Reply # 1102138 4-Aug-2014 21:32
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NewNZISP:
NonprayingMantis: It's great you are looking at doing this, but I fear it isn't going to win you too many subscribers

1) if you make it better for your own customers, then nobody who isn't your customer will play on it, so it will always be empty (since you are a startup, you don't already have 500k customers like Telecom)
2) If you make it just as good for everybody, then people will play on it, but nobody will sign up to 'NewNZISP' because there is no benefit.

IMHO you'd be better off just spending the money on marketing/handovers/international capacity/customer service.  


It will be available for all :) whats the point if it's not. It's hardly a network congestion application as it will be separate from broadband capacity :)


great!
Then I'm curious, why do it?  Nobody is going to be switching ISPs to you because you have a BF4 server that provides no benefit, right? 

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NonprayingMantis:
NewNZISP:
NonprayingMantis: It's great you are looking at doing this, but I fear it isn't going to win you too many subscribers

1) if you make it better for your own customers, then nobody who isn't your customer will play on it, so it will always be empty (since you are a startup, you don't already have 500k customers like Telecom)
2) If you make it just as good for everybody, then people will play on it, but nobody will sign up to 'NewNZISP' because there is no benefit.

IMHO you'd be better off just spending the money on marketing/handovers/international capacity/customer service.  


It will be available for all :) whats the point if it's not. It's hardly a network congestion application as it will be separate from broadband capacity :)


great!
Then I'm curious, why do it?  Nobody is going to be switching ISPs to you because you have a BF4 server that provides no benefit, right? 


Back in the day TCL had the upperhand with the ON3 network and BF servers plus others with the unmetered data. I suppose it could have drawn a few more people but it wasnt a factor that made me go "Boom" I want the big back yard and this internet offer with TCL.
But not to sink a ship before it sails.
I think its a good idea. Will benefit myself greatly and many others.
If BigPipeNZ wants to comment on how successful their PS4 Comp was + 1 month free it might be a better investment to look at a comp like theirs without being a copy cat.
I could imagine their stats went like this.

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  Reply # 1102185 4-Aug-2014 22:25
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Sounds like a great idea.  Thanks for making this happen.




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great!
Then I'm curious, why do it?  Nobody is going to be switching ISPs to you because you have a BF4 server that provides no benefit, right? 


Why do it? cause resource wise it's not an issue. And it's fun!, no benefit however, it's a gets a bit of free advertisement :) plus our team are made up of a few gamers and its a why not idea.





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  Reply # 1102225 4-Aug-2014 22:39
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TimA:
NonprayingMantis:
NewNZISP:
NonprayingMantis: It's great you are looking at doing this, but I fear it isn't going to win you too many subscribers

1) if you make it better for your own customers, then nobody who isn't your customer will play on it, so it will always be empty (since you are a startup, you don't already have 500k customers like Telecom)
2) If you make it just as good for everybody, then people will play on it, but nobody will sign up to 'NewNZISP' because there is no benefit.

IMHO you'd be better off just spending the money on marketing/handovers/international capacity/customer service.  


It will be available for all :) whats the point if it's not. It's hardly a network congestion application as it will be separate from broadband capacity :)


great!
Then I'm curious, why do it?  Nobody is going to be switching ISPs to you because you have a BF4 server that provides no benefit, right? 


Back in the day TCL had the upperhand with the ON3 network and BF servers plus others with the unmetered data. I suppose it could have drawn a few more people but it wasnt a factor that made me go "Boom" I want the big back yard and this internet offer with TCL.
But not to sink a ship before it sails.
I think its a good idea. Will benefit myself greatly and many others.
If BigPipeNZ wants to comment on how successful their PS4 Comp was + 1 month free it might be a better investment to look at a comp like theirs without being a copy cat.
I could imagine their stats went like this.


One thing i need to mention, yup we will be small provider but not just offering broadband, web hosting and VPS are also will be available 

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NewNZISP: 

One thing i need to mention, yup we will be small provider but not just offering broadband, web hosting and VPS are also will be available 


you seem to have some big ideas, im keen to see how you get on in the market :)




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  Reply # 1102232 4-Aug-2014 22:47
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hio77:
NewNZISP: 

One thing i need to mention, yup we will be small provider but not just offering broadband, web hosting and VPS are also will be available 


you seem to have some big ideas, im keen to see how you get on in the market :)


Yeah we will see.

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