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Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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albator
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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vis wrote:Of course, I could join other server (actually there is only 1 other joinable for BA so my choice is limited), create new account, change my IP etc., etc.

But that's really not the reason I posted this...
Don't do that cause you will make them right, plus you will get yelled at again.
What you need obviously is to play a different kind of game to have fun. Try to play with lower rank.

A lot of player does care about winning and get piss off when "you just sit enjoy the game". You should respect that also and understand they don't what to play with you

You need to find the same kind of player, try to play with JMF and some of his ACE friends, they are several time vet and still just play for fun and don't care to win.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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Artturi, you are very wrong. The smaller player base has resulted in way less DSD games, and a much more varied map pool.

I know correlation doesn't imply causality, but I'll let you figure out the implications on your own.

First off, neither you nor Minimi actually stated what was the reason for your ban. I did a cursory check, and you are listed as rank 1, yet you say you are a long time player. Smurfing is frowned upon by many autohost admins; so if you forgot your old account password, pm me the account name and i'll reset the password for you.

Unfortunately, we dont police autohost admins, as the autohost owner is donating their own server and can do anything they wish on it. There are many other hosts.

Vis, stirring the pot in a drama queen fashion will not accomplish anything. A sane voiced appeal to the autohost owner, or to a lobby moderator will usually be much more effective.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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I still don't get it. Could someone please explain why people use and care about autohosts? I've been asking this question for 33 years now.

With springlobby, zklobby, and now weblobby, you can summon your own autohost/relayhost. You have as much power as any of them!

Please someone explain it to me.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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Beherith wrote: First off, neither you nor Minimi actually stated what was the reason for your ban. I did a cursory check, and you are listed as rank 1, yet you say you are a long time player. Smurfing is frowned upon by many autohost admins; so if you forgot your old account password, pm me the account name and i'll reset the password for you.
Just to make it clear: My rank is "Experienced" (purple medal). Maybe you can't find me because I recently found the Tools>Change username option and used it. I definitely wasn't smurfing or trolling...

Thank you all for interesting posts.
MiNiMi wrote:Cry Baby, Cry :)
if I meet an arrogant and self-satisfied player, like you, i will ban him again and again. and nobody can do anything. deal with it :D

Single Player Mode is the better Option for you.
I could write a predictable riposte, but you just proved you're not worth a conversation.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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CarRepairer wrote:Could someone please explain why people use and care about autohosts?
All the players are there so all the players are there.
With springlobby, zklobby, and now weblobby, you can summon your own autohost/relayhost.
I think relayhosts close if host leaves? Also no automatic team balancing, which is needed when there are 20 players of varying nubness that keep clicking things.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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Hi all,

I was not on the game, but as there was a replay I decided to watch and see why players should/would be banned.

I encourage others to do so as it goes to the heart of what the BA community want for their game. This is first post I have written, but the attitude of some on this thread makes me want to just add something to counter the extreme negativity I see inflecting the discussion boards and play.

Please remember these are just my thoughts (after watching the replay twice):

MiNiMi played an aggressive and well controlled push forwards. Really taking good ground in the initial parts of the game.
The banned player (Vis) started behind MiNiMi, and spent time building up a base.

As the game progressed Vis kept building (mainly T1 planes) and expanding his economy. MiNiMi kept pushing forwards and making more ground.

As the game went on Vis seem to be reluctant to enter the fray, concentrating on building fighters. No real aggression, but lots of economy. This can be a good tactic when “behind the front line” as a nuke or Krow sent into the opposition can turn the tide of the game.

MiNiMi came unstuck, with a risky commander transport that was ill advised and did not reflect the quality of play we saw before. The opposition then rolled MiNiMi’s defences and were about to enter his main base.

I can see frustration for MiNiMi – being rolled while the teammate behind appears to do little. There is a brief exchange between the players. MiNiMi starts with an insult and it when downhill from there. More insults from both sides and Vis is banned.

So Vis was banned for not what? Not being an aggressive enough player? Turtling up, but not sending units forwards?

Or was the banning just because the person in control was having a bad game and made a childish decision in a fit of pique.

My view it is the latter. It appeared (and I stress appeared) to be unjustified, petty and so unfair that one wonders what was the point.
So maybe Vis needs should take to heart that being in a DSD game means the balance between building your base and helping the team. Lots of T1 planes were not going to help as much as a few Krows. That is a learning experience.

Now if Vis was a nubie and this was his first game; would they be back to play again after the abuse and comments? Perhaps not. That is my point. First a petty banning and then so much negativity in this thread. I am sure we all want BA to succeed. But if this is the best we can do – it is going to hell in a hand basket.

JLB8.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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AND?

again, the spring community does not control the auto host NOR does it control the auto's choice of moderators in his/her server.

people have complained many times about that autohost but refuse to actually move to a different sever.

You cannot make people do what you want by brow beating them into submission. I don't care for the behavior shown by many of the autohost moderators but I cannot and should not try and tell them how to run their server.

The DSD servers are largely LOATHED by most of the forum community but we do not and should not control THAT autohost. IF we did, it would be crossing a larger uglier line of server admin abuse.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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CarRepairer wrote:I still don't get it. Could someone please explain why people use and care about autohosts? I've been asking this question for 33 years now.

With springlobby, zklobby, and now weblobby, you can summon your own autohost/relayhost. You have as much power as any of them!
-Lots of fine tweaking and reading needed to make a host: http://planetspads.free.fr/spads/doc/spadsDoc.html
-Selection of maps. May be personal taste of course
-well maintained chrank-Database

Just some points that came to mind...
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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very_bad_soldier wrote:
CarRepairer wrote:I still don't get it. Could someone please explain why people use and care about autohosts? I've been asking this question for 33 years now.

With springlobby, zklobby, and now weblobby, you can summon your own autohost/relayhost. You have as much power as any of them!
-Lots of fine tweaking and reading needed to make a host: http://planetspads.free.fr/spads/doc/spadsDoc.html
-Selection of maps. May be personal taste of course
-well maintained chrank-Database

Just some points that came to mind...
No tweaking or reading, host a game and a springie comes to serve you. Springie's selection of maps is equal to the maps on springfiles.

I'm not familiar with chrank but elo works well.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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No tweaking needed? With tweaking I meant you need to be familiar with the various configuration options available to configure it to act in the way YOU have in mind. I doubt you want to just spawn an autohost and play with the default configuration whatever that is.

Also I dont want to play ALL maps available. Lots of the >1400 maps available on springfiles arent worth playing imo. So I rather join a host that I know has a good set of maps that is appropriate for the configured player count.

When I enter an autohost I know which maps and which configuration I can expect. I prefer that to a randomly spawned autohost I know nothing about.

Hm, I am not familiar with ELO but how long does it take when a troll enters with a 1-bar-rank to treat him as a vet?
Maybe it is just more efficient to have some human admin that can judge the skills of players (rather than an algorithm) and chrank them within seconds. Admins may mess things up also ofc.

Well, just some reasons why I prefer autohosts. You asked for it :P
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Sooo. What vbs said + what knorke said. Autohosts do more than a springie and the players are there so the players are there.

About complaining about autohost admins on the forum. Alot of people said that it serves no use because they don't moderate admins on autohosts. So what? The forum can be used to reach the autohost owner and (potential) players of that autohost. This way the complaint made can alert the owner and the players of a shitty autohost mod.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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Watched replay, unbanned vis.


All he did was reflecting MiNiMi's negativity. A full-ban is so not in place here.
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Well, good human hosts > autohosts, but what can you do, somehow we've ended up on the current system...
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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very_bad_soldier wrote:
CarRepairer wrote:I still don't get it. Could someone please explain why people use and care about autohosts? I've been asking this question for 33 years now.

With springlobby, zklobby, and now weblobby, you can summon your own autohost/relayhost. You have as much power as any of them!
-Lots of fine tweaking and reading needed to make a host: http://planetspads.free.fr/spads/doc/spadsDoc.html
-Selection of maps. May be personal taste of course
-well maintained chrank-Database

Just some points that came to mind...
+1

Also I kinda understand why he banned him even if I don't agree that it was the right think to do according to "autohost rules"

I would still have kick him at least cause it is good for both parties:

- This guys wont play dsd anymore and can enjoy his simcity eco and having fun with single player or on small host. Plus he wont be yelled at again.

- The other "competetive DSD players" (lol) wont spend energy yealling at him

The most wierd thing is: Minimi is admin on TERA and make good t1 push : If i was him I would just limit the number of player to the number advise by the map. If he is not he is just shooting a bullet in his own feat and should only complain about player ecoing in the back.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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very_bad_soldier wrote:When I enter an autohost I know which maps and which configuration I can expect.
thats excactly my problem with autohosts!
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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I've always thought it was better to use an authost because of the network/CPU loading that would be better handled by a dedicated authost rather than a personal computer...

Am I wrong?
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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Manmax wrote:I've always thought it was better to use an authost because of the network/CPU loading that would be better handled by a dedicyated authost rather than a personal computer...

Am I wrong?
Yes, you're wrong. As I stated, hosting using these lobby clients generates an autohost for you. They are no different in performance than the autohosts that sit open all day.
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I find the relay hosts to be sluggish.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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CarRepairer wrote:
Manmax wrote:I've always thought it was better to use an authost because of the network/CPU loading that would be better handled by a dedicyated authost rather than a personal computer...

Am I wrong?
Yes, you're wrong. As I stated, hosting using these lobby clients generates an autohost for you. They are no different in performance than the autohosts that sit open all day.
There is more in this world than autohosts and springies.

To actually 'attack' the springies: as said earlier in this thread it is not so much about the capabilities of the host (autohost, springie or human) but about how many people are in the host. People attract people before that is where a game is most likely to start. A fresh springie NEVER has 9 players waiting for you so they can start a game. Also people are attracted to what they know and come back to what they liked. The persistent autohosts do not only have people coming back for them, they also have specific map rotations, settings and admins. The whole reason this thread started is because one of those admins on one of those hosts sucks according to the topicstarter. He now knows not to come back to that autohost.
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Re: Complaint against admin MiNiMi

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imma lock this. nothing personal, you guys are having a good discussion but it has deviated from the original topic. happy easter, i wish you all my best!
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