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Old 12-07-07, 07:19 AM   #1
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Default Is UT3 already dying ?

I am shocked to say the least over the lack of servers in this game. Gametracker.com shows 438 people playing online right now compared to 16k for Cod4. WTF is going on here ? Is it dead already ?
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Old 12-07-07, 07:24 AM   #2
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seems that way doesn't it, the question is why, averaging pretty decent reviews if not spectacular, sure the interface is worse than pretty much any other pc game out today, but the gameplay seemed fun (?)

too many other big fps games, cod 4 looks like it got a huge player base mp wise, and I don't know whether you can pull people away from ut2k4.
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Old 12-07-07, 07:41 AM   #3
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It died for me about 20 minutes after I installed it and actually got to play it... I WANT MY CLASSIC UT BACK!
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Old 12-07-07, 08:41 AM   #4
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I think a lot of people are probably just busy playing other games right now, or need to update hardware. I have it, but I only played it for about 5 mins as I'm waiting for some mods to come out and for them to fix a few bugs. I think the game will increase in players next year.
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Old 12-07-07, 08:59 AM   #5
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I think a lot of people are probably just busy playing other games right now, or need to update hardware. I have it, but I only played it for about 5 mins as I'm waiting for some mods to come out and for them to fix a few bugs. I think the game will increase in players next year.
+1. I'm sure this game is on a lot of people's Christmas list, so I'm sure we'll see a lot more of this game next year.

Another thing that has been irking me is that I've had a hard time tracking down a copy of this game. It was nowhere to be found until yesterday, when I went by a gamestop and finally found that they had 1 copy on their shelf, and if someone hadn't pointed it out to me, I would have never known it either.

Either these games are selling like hotcakes, or there just aren't that many copies going around.
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Old 12-07-07, 09:06 AM   #6
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i think too many games makes toomuch of competition so perhaps games, that could mmake it big was victims for the hyped bigger games. Wich i thought UT3 was among but look at hellgate not amny talk about it neither TImeShift wich was anticipated, Crysis is bigger than anything right now with Halo 3 COd 4 Assasin´s creed well too many good games at once.
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Old 12-07-07, 09:16 AM   #7
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It doesn't offer anything new. Same old stuff with new graphics. With TF2, COD4 and Crysis multiplayer around it is tough to get attention.
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Old 12-07-07, 09:21 AM   #8
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Game-monitor.com shows:

total/max

crysis - 862/16,409
cod4 - 21,577/222,970
ut3 - 533/11,905

CoD4 really demolishes the other two.

CS:S for comparison:

47,054/439,636
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Old 12-07-07, 09:39 AM   #9
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Well UT2k4 had very little servers as well, UT99 still has more servers then 2k4 and UT3 combined. The reason for that is simple when UT99 came out there was only one game competing with it for online play, Q3A.

Seems people don't like straight forward death match games that actually take skill anymore.
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Old 12-07-07, 09:41 AM   #10
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It doesn't offer anything new. Same old stuff with new graphics. With TF2, COD4 and Crysis multiplayer around it is tough to get attention.
I think they tweaked the gameplay just enough to piss off the loyalists and not enough to appeal to anyone looking for something fresh.

Also, I'm not very impressed with the new graphics engine. At times it looks very nice, but at others it looks awful. Performance is strong, but the art direction is just not to my taste and at times the game even struggles from a technical perspective as well.

Team CTF is unplayable for me since my team mates (bot AI) constantly get stuck in a loop with the transporter disk.
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Old 12-07-07, 10:19 AM   #11
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Well UT2k4 had very little servers as well, UT99 still has more servers then 2k4 and UT3 combined. The reason for that is simple when UT99 came out there was only one game competing with it for online play, Q3A.

Seems people don't like straight forward death match games that actually take skill anymore.
A lot of places are still having issues getting their servers running. So far the hosts using Windows 2003 have better luck than Linux servers right now, so until more places can even get the game on their servers, there won't be that many. Two of the main issues are Nat translation and trying to run multiple servers from the same location. I know they put out a patch to fix the Nat stufff within the past week, so give it another week or two and more GSPs might have the game servers running.
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Old 12-07-07, 11:14 AM   #12
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I was very disappointed in this game, as I was really excited about it coming out this year. However the movies, screenshots and the demo were really lame. I really want a classic UT!!!
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