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by RexFlex
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: lag
Replies: 29
Views: 4958

Re: lag

I take a simpler approach to the maths behind lag. Speed of light in a vacuum = 300,000 km/s / 1000 = 300 km/ms. Light signals propagate at 2/3 speed in optical fiber = 200 km/ms. A ping must be returned, i.e. travel from source to destination and then back to source, thus halve the distance travele...
by RexFlex
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: read this it's got to be the coolest idea for a flag ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: read this it's got to be the coolest idea for a flag ever

Actually, that's how super-flags came to be in the first place... And look at the Wings flag. That was first a cheat, and now it's an actual flag. Ah, interesting bit of history there that I didn't recall reading before that totally debunked my theory. :o :doh: I do recall that there was a fair amo...
by RexFlex
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Idea: Hunt the General
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

Re: Idea: Hunt the General

Thanks for the feedback - glad others like it. I agree that it seems to have a reverse geno feel to it - I almost called it "hunt the geno". Another name I thought about was "check mate" (i.e. game over when the king is captured). And yes, the general wouldn't get another flag (although I understand...
by RexFlex
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Idea: Hunt the General
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

Idea: Hunt the General

Sort of a bend on the hunt the rabbit, only team based where one tank on every team holds a "general" flag (could be the team colour flag). It cannot be dropped or stolen. This flag probably should be held by the player with the highest score on the team. If the general is killed, it is as if a flag...
by RexFlex
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: read this it's got to be the coolest idea for a flag ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: read this it's got to be the coolest idea for a flag ever

There was a guided laser cheat going around a while back. My thoughts are that any idea for a new flag which was already thought of by someone who creates cheat clients can't be a good idea.
by RexFlex
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I fix my lag?
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: How can I fix my lag?

In the international community, a common cause for lag (but not jitter or packetloss) is distance. Even a great connection cannot overcome distance based latency, and if the server is on the other side of the world from you then it can easily add an extra 200+ ms. A player with high latency but low ...
by RexFlex
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: why genocide on ctf maps?
Replies: 50
Views: 6910

Re: why genocide on ctf maps?

In my experience with MW2, the geno is rarely used to actually help capture the flag. The far majority of cases is just the geno fans rocking up points. And this is where the flaw in geno lies - the scoring system is too attractive. It shouldn't be, as the point of CTF isn't to rock up the kills at ...
by RexFlex
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: "Del" - New Tactic or New Cheat?
Replies: 23
Views: 5300

I don't see self destruct disfavourably in any fashion. In my view, the most imprtant argument against having any bad feelings about people using SD is its 5 second delay. If it is taking you 5 seconds to hit them from the point when they determine you have them inexorably trapped, then it was your ...
by RexFlex
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Players
Topic: LAG LAG and more Lag
Replies: 26
Views: 4840

lol again the lag problem :P...and i mean AGAIN usually a good server would have a good admin team, and their lag limit would be "the lag limit". If an admin warns you about your lag even it's below the limit then just leave the server lol, or ignore him, coz if he's not happy about your lag then w...
by RexFlex
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: Badgerking Down - Duh!
Replies: 25
Views: 8628

Yay! :D

Whatever time you can put into the server is welcome. Rumour was that you had gone for good, which was sad to hear. :cry:
by RexFlex
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Help: Setup / Hardware / Performance Issues
Topic: Help with Lag and Jitter reducing it..
Replies: 13
Views: 4122

A lag of 300-400ms is explainable by distance alone - i.e. a player on the other side of the world can get that high. Connecting via satelite would raise it even higher (say up to 900ms) as the communication satelites are 35,0000km above the surface of the Earth. But 3000ms indicates real connectivi...
by RexFlex
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: BZEthics: Observers
Replies: 13
Views: 5058

I consider it unethical to pass information on as an observer that the player could not otherwise know . Offering strategic advice isn't a problem because it allows the recipient to become a better player over time and it is something a better player may already know as the recipient. But alerting o...
by RexFlex
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Your definition of a good player.
Replies: 65
Views: 25512

an alien wrote:The Useless mine is a very strategic part of many servers. :)
In the event that the mine plugin is used, it isn't really the useless flag anymore. The nature of the flag is changed at its most fundamental level.
by RexFlex
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Your definition of a good player.
Replies: 65
Views: 25512

Tiny, Narrow, High Speed, Agility, etc. are decent flags that most people can at do decently with. Other flags, such as Useless, Thief, Steamroller, Masquerade, etc. aren't especially useful in all situations. Useless flag is never useful. :wink: G5 Except when you want to thwart someone flashing a...
by RexFlex
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Your definition of a good player.
Replies: 65
Views: 25512

I see people pick up a SR flag and drop it, and I'm like "Why would you drop that?" It can be a matter of the right tool for the job. SR can be an effective flag in many situations, but like all the others it can be downright useless in some situations. I don't see a problem with discarding a posit...
by RexFlex
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Players
Topic: Do you think CAMPING is "really" bad?
Replies: 67
Views: 25275

Ive been on a map that had a one way pyramid you could shoot out of but noone could shoot in. It was in the edge of the map and there was plenty of space around it. lasers had no shot limit and the reload time was fast. I know this map and had played it. That camping spot and flag choice was partic...
by RexFlex
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: Do you think CAMPING is "really" bad?
Replies: 67
Views: 25275

Unfortunately, not many people seem to be willing to take a blocking position to let somebody else get in and kill the GM - they all want to make the kill themselves and often times mindlessly frag anybody else that gets close This is problematic in general. A lot of people complain about camping o...
by RexFlex
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: Ironic team-kill kick
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Another ironic name I saw was "the greatest player" who was using a wings cheat along with a GM flag and still got owned.
by RexFlex
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Game Releases and Versions
Topic: BZFlag 2.0.10 Release Candidate 1
Replies: 22
Views: 14395

Gave it about 15 minutes on Badger's and no problems arose. Feels smoother somehow, although that could just be in the mind. :roll:
by RexFlex
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Players
Topic: how did u find bz?
Replies: 225
Views: 92535

A gaming farm hosted by my ISP had a basic BZFlag map running for a while some years back. I was giving the commercial online multiplayer games a little bit of a rest and wanted to try something a little different, so I gave it a go. By the time that gaming farm stopped hosting the BZFlag map, I was...
by RexFlex
Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: PZ flag - a possible upgrade to its abilities
Replies: 2
Views: 1601

PZ flag - a possible upgrade to its abilities

I've been having an idea about improving the PZ flag, and the other thread about PZ flag worlds had me thinking. A lot of people think that the PZ flag is entirely useless, and on many arenas I have to agree. What if PZ "zoning" was tied in to your jump key, so instead of jumping on that key you tog...
by RexFlex
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Great new flag!
Replies: 29
Views: 9286

What if there are many tanks in front of you aswell? Teammates perhaps, this flag comes in handy in that situation because there isn't a risk of blowing you and your teammate to bits Then you will send all your mates away and you'll get destroyed by the enemy with the flag who will stay alone. I th...
by RexFlex
Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: !New! Australian version maps!
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

This is good to see. I hope that they will get enough support to maintain.

I would support them right now if I could, but have caring responsibilities and so can't hang around long enough for a decent game.
by RexFlex
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Radar flag
Replies: 16
Views: 5329

Don't you think that a flag that gave people radar on a no-radar server would be way too powerful? Without a radar, you'd be at a huge disadvantage. Possibly, but you could limit the radar. There is a point. I would say the conditions would tend to require a shot limit to the flag if nothing else. ...
by RexFlex
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Hunting...
Replies: 16
Views: 8114

I have three uses for hunt in a free for all or CTF : 1) the one with the highest score (to overtake them by dropping their score at the same time as raising my own). 2) someone who has managed to kill me more times than I have killed them (it can happen to the best of us). 3) someone who is making ...