View Full Version : Only 32 per server?

03-20-2004, 11:46 AM
Why not 64? 16 vs 16 just doesn't seem very massive to me...

03-20-2004, 12:00 PM
It is 64, or 32 vs 32 for PC, that is confirmed. The 32 player, or 16 vs 16 was only for xbox and ps2 I think, Im not sure how many players they can handle. The PC version is stated on lucasarts.com to facilitate 64, as you would expect.

03-20-2004, 12:45 PM
I thought 64 for PC LAN games only?


"Q: What is the maximum number of human players in an online game?
A: We plan to support at least 16 human players over the Internet for the PS2 and Xbox versions, possibly more with dedicated server support. For the PC, we plan to support at least 32 human players over the Internet. For LAN games, we plan to support 32 players for the PS2 and Xbox versions, and 64 for the PC version. Of course, the total number of players for any single game will vary with network conditions and hardware performance. "

03-20-2004, 01:02 PM
Yeah, that's what I read.

Perhaps they'll change it.

03-20-2004, 04:28 PM
Indeed, 64 was for LAN only. 32 for internet. Perhaps the game is to big for more players.

03-21-2004, 02:49 AM
if its really only 16 vs 16 on PC , i think it will be possible to change server options anyway to make it 32vs32.

i saw that in lots of games

lets see.......

03-21-2004, 02:44 PM
Perhaps they will implement a similar feature to Enemy Territory, where you can limit high ping connections onto the server to maximise the number of players. I've been on ET servers with 60 people playing, and no signifcant lag. It all boils down to how good the net code is - and I hope it's robust enough to allow 64 players via Internet as an option.

Ewok Homie
03-21-2004, 03:55 PM
Its up to 64 people lan for the PC then you have to add on the npc's which makes it massive. Remember when they say there will be ewoks those are npc's so i am guessing that your team may have 16 to 30 npc's that just keep charging there ranks.

dark jedi 8
03-21-2004, 10:19 PM
this sucks for the consoles though, 16 online is only 8 vs. 8 which is a little small. i wonder if they can mazimize servers to at least 16 vs. 16.:cool:

03-21-2004, 10:33 PM
That's why people must buy it for PC:cool:

dark jedi 8
03-21-2004, 11:25 PM
but then i have to go buy a new pc (the one i have now is 5 years old and is slow as hell). and i dont want to. :(

03-22-2004, 01:47 AM
Get a job :cool:

03-22-2004, 02:56 PM
I don't like those controllers, not enough buttons on them. I will buy the pc version and play the game 16 vs 16.

dark jedi 8
03-22-2004, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by lukeiamyourdad
Get a job :cool:

very soon, but then i have to save up for a car and then a nice suit of stormie armor.:cool:

03-22-2004, 09:14 PM
If the PC version is 16 vs 16 then I'm happy and won't ask for more. To be honest I think having 16 on your team is huge when you look at how long the list if players are. Its already difficult trying to get to know 32 players, trying to see who is the expert, who is the loud mouth, who needs support, who is the regular, etc. I just find that the social experience far more important than the huge number battle experience.

03-23-2004, 01:52 AM
Originally posted by dark jedi 8
very soon, but then i have to save up for a car and then a nice suit of stormie armor.:cool:

Ah you have to list your priorities then. *Force Persuade* Get a new PC*:cool:

Wai_TungLeung: I agree. That and the added lag in 64 players server should be good enough factors. Besides, the maps aren't going that huge so they would need 32 players per team to be fun right? A too populated server can become a real nightmare to play or a real delight. Mostly nightmare.

Eagle Warrior
03-31-2004, 11:14 AM
with just 16 it is easier to be coopertive and you can do stuff but with 32 it is harder to get everyone to co-op.:)

03-31-2004, 06:18 PM
I read in one of the gamespy previews it would gonna be 8 vs 8. Probably just an error, but if it's true...

Lukeiamyourdead, you're making a big mistake.
if the maps are to small for 64 people, then DON'T put less players in it but make the map BIGGER

03-31-2004, 10:26 PM
Certain maps can't be bigger. When it's too big, you have to walk around a bit to find an enemy. It's kinda boring. Even with maps such as El Alamein for BF 1942. I've played a 64 players game once and we still had to walk a long way to find an enemy.

Besides, there's the lag factor.