Posts Tagged ‘server admins’

Every once in awhile you run into a server admin that thinks they can do whatever they want, simply on the premise that they are an admin.  I ran into such an admin yesterday on the Digital Anarchy server for Battlefield 3.  First let me say, I generally have fun on that server.  I visit it when my own clan’s server isn’t populated.  I have never had an issue with an admin on their server before, and this one admin didn’t wear the DA tags.  The way it works there is, if you pay a monthly fee you can get admin rights.  It helps the DA clan out by having admins on at all times, and it gives those that play at odd times the ability to keep the server clean and fair.  No, I won’t go into names or details, let’s just say this guy has no business being an admin anywhere.  He was extremely rude, let’s just leave it at that.

Anyway, as I promised the admin, I got a hold of Illuzion, who runs Digital Anarchy, I believe.  He listened to what happened, asked a couple of clarifying questions, and then assured me that he would take care of it.  The admin I had trouble with seemed to think that talking to Illuzion would have no effect.  I guess he was overconfident in more than one aspect.  So, thank you to Illuzion, and Digital Anarchy, for helping out an old gamer.  I’m also an admin, I know what it’s like, and how tempting it is to be a jerk, but a good admin doesn’t give into that.  I’m confident that DA will keep their server fun, and free of tools as best they can.  I recommend them to anyone looking for a crazy, 64 man game, that is generally always full.  When the 5307th isn’t populated that is, you should always come see us first.  See you guys on the battlefield, I’ll definitely be back!

****Update!****

Alright, I was on their server yesterday, and the admins were using the commands to kill players so that admins could have vehicles.  Of course the players being killed were upset and the admins were being  jerks hardcore.  I repeated a message, that posts in their chat window every couple of minutes, to get in touch with Illuzion if there’s an issue.  Of course, an admin kicked me for it.  I went to their forums to see if there was anything to indicate the next course of action, and saw some pretty telling stuff.  If anyone goes on their forums to complain about staff, they get hammered with insults, cussing, trolling, etc.  Basically they are told, if you want to be left alone, join and donate.  Good bit of extortion they have there.  Anyway, I take back all that was said here.  Illuzion must have been feeding me a line of bull, and I doubt ever had words with the admin that I ran afoul of.  Avoid this server.  More to follow in a full post.

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Server etiquette

Posted: November 23, 2011 in PC Gaming
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Ok, for those of you who are not gamers, or online gamers, most servers that you play on are hosted, paid for, or built by other players.  In the case of FPS games, the most common occurrence is a clan, or group of gamers, that pay for a server for them and guests to play on.  Some clans charge dues to their members, others take donations from the playerbase that frequents their server.  In the majority of cases though, the guests that come to a server to play, are playing there for free.

Now that you know that, would it surprise you to know that those guests sometimes are the rudest, most ungrateful punks out there?  Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not everyone.  Our server has some fine guests that come, respect the rules, have fun, and are generally good sports.  Honestly I feel like our servers tend to gather some of the best players out there.  There’s always those tools though, that think they are entitled to act like apes in someone’s ‘house’.

So here’s my advice, for not being a tool on someone’s server.  Keep in mind that the server you are visiting is paid for by another player.  You are essentially visiting their house.  Would you go to the house of someone you barely know, and start criticizing their furniture, decor, or rules of their house?  When you go to a server and start breaking their rules, being disrespectful to the staff, and generally making a jerk of yourself it’s like going to a party with an open invitation, free food and beer, and then complaining about everything.

So, here’s a few tips to avoid being a tool

Profanity:  You aren’t cool if you cuss.  Just because you can doesn’t mean you have to.  It’s one thing to cuss out loud in your room, but it takes a conscious effort to type it into a chat window.  You are doing it because you want others to see it or because you are directing it at someone as an insult.  I know the game has cussing in it, but honestly, if you were at a stranger’s house and they were watching an R rated movie would you take that as permission to start shouting obscenities?

Arguing:  Don’t argue with the admin or staff of a server.  Those guys put the server out there for you to play on.  Sometimes they have rules, sometimes they don’t.  Whether you understand the rules or not, follow them.  No one is forcing you to play there.  If you don’t like the rules, don’t argue, find another server.

Disrespect:  I know, it’s a tough concept for some, but honestly, we are all members of the same ‘club’ if you will.  Why do some have to treat people like garbage?  Be respectful of the admins, they have a hard job.  They spend a large portion of their game time making sure the guests have a good time, by keeping jerks and idiots at a minimum.  Respect the members of the clan, in many cases they are paying for the server you are playing on for free.  Respect the rules, it’s their server, they set the standard of play.  Finally, respect the other players.  They are people just like you.  Try to act like a human being.