Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one time

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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by ZE BOZZ » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:46 am

I don't think that's a fair assumption by any means.
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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by badgerking » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:49 am

I don't think it was the geno flag. I allowed it on my server, along with the rogue geno settings, so that rogues could be managed more effectively. I think what has been the biggest detriment is console gaming. I know I am guilty of not playing bzflag much anymore, haven't hosted a server in years. One of the things that impacted my activity was the introduction of the v2 release and the map object changes. I believe it slowed things down and caused people to focus on making visually appealing maps and not maps that were enjoyable to play. There were also Windows client issues, at least with my hardware, which caused the game to be unplayable for several years --I'm not joking. One thing I do miss are all of the old timers. Many of them were good friends, even when only online, and there was something about just connecting and chatting while playing.

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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by King RuMbl3r » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:51 pm

This game simply needs more Publicity.... wasn't it getting it back in the day???
This thread is useless as these are sub-issues that have been mentioned, the real question is what are the owners doing to get the game out there via advertising/marketing ,etc.
Surely they could make one of those annoying game ads of bzflag and put it on youtube, etc.
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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by Snake12534 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:37 am

_King RuMbl3r_ wrote:This game simply needs more Publicity.... wasn't it getting it back in the day???
This thread is useless as these are sub-issues that have been mentioned, the real question is what are the owners doing to get the game out there via advertising/marketing ,etc.
Surely they could make one of those annoying game ads of bzflag and put it on youtube, etc.
Note: :arrow: People have lives.... There was a time when this game was an escape from my reality which I felt I couldn't change.
A beloved distraction from my passions. Hope the youngers recognise this and have more self control :book:
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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by joevano » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:28 pm

_King RuMbl3r_ wrote:This thread is useless as these are sub-issues that have been mentioned, the real question is what are the owners doing to get the game out there via advertising/marketing ,etc.
More importantly... who are these "owners" you speak of?
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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by Kitsune » Sat May 23, 2015 10:06 am

It's been some time since I've seen zero players in the game; have just re-experienced the scenery just now.

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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by sailor » Sun May 24, 2015 4:32 am

Yeah, whats up recently? Maybe just a slow period. I think that BZFlag needs a little more advertisment, pass the word on! Open source does not have a marketing budget...:)
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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by King RuMbl3r » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:55 am

joevano wrote:
_King RuMbl3r_ wrote:This thread is useless as these are sub-issues that have been mentioned, the real question is what are the owners doing to get the game out there via advertising/marketing ,etc.
More importantly... who are these "owners" you speak of?
Well i'd assume tim riker? the only name I see in the dialogue in game. :book:
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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by DFTT » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:52 pm

joevano wrote:
_King RuMbl3r_ wrote:This thread is useless as these are sub-issues that have been mentioned, the real question is what are the owners doing to get the game out there via advertising/marketing ,etc.
More importantly... who are these "owners" you speak of?
BZFlag has always been an open source game meaning that you are essentially the owner. The community is its own owner.

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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by blast » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:05 pm

DFTT wrote:BZFlag has always been an open source game meaning that you are essentially the owner. The community is its own owner.
The game was actually not always open-source. My understanding is that from 1992 to maybe 2000 or 2001, it was closed-source (or at least not released under an open-source license). And there is still a copyright holder, so there is an "owner", even though they have extended various rights to the code and assets to the public.
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Re: Why are there only like 30 people playing BZFLAG at one

Post by snick » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:56 am

The issue is the weather. We play this game for a bit of escapism: sunny days and blue skies. In their wisdom, the devs have given the game clouds :(

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