=- James Cameron wrote on Tue 2.Sep'08 at 13:17:39 +1000 -= > 1. lock down the metaservers so that new servers cannot be listed, (the following "you"s are not directed personally to James, but a general attribution to sympathisers with the given ideas) This assumes that when the choices are limited to less preferred choices, then players will fall back to the remaining types available. This might be true for some, but not for all those sitting on or looking for non-bronco servers, so instead of catching those you lose them altogether. The numbers for either case ... are to be researched, but I'd consider it a pity to lose those jumping off altogether and turning to WoW, Quake and the like. Just for curiosity ... if the numbers would show that non-Bronco is actually preferred over Bronco, would you gather around non-Bronco and shutdown Bronco for the sake of best survival chances for the bigger group? Would you quit Bronco and turn to whatever non-Bronco would be the #1? Those answering "no" please explain why the non-Bronco'ians should then change when you wouldn't. > 2. add a way to accept new servers, Depends on the way. > 3. keep the server to metaserver UDP solicitation channel open for > existing servers. Not without fixing metas code. =- Zach Uram wrote on Tue 2.Sep'08 at 4:49:49 -0400 -= > I would lean towards closing access and formalizing some sort of > registration process for future legitimate servers which seems of > a low probability unless we get a large influx of new regular > players. Define 'legitimate'. -- © Rado S. -- You must provide YOUR effort for your goal! EVERY effort counts: at least to show your attitude. You're responsible for ALL you do: you get what you give.