Servers closed ?

User
Joined: 2 November 2014
Posts: 2
18 October 2018 15:22

Dear all,

I try connect one of your servers, but I did not see anything. Can you give me information about the servers ?

User
Joined: 17 October 2012
Posts: 4
27 November 2018 14:33

I guess they are....

Administrator
Joined: 28 April 2013
Posts: 155
30 November 2018 16:19

Not exactly closed, more like abandoned. By both players and admins sadly. At some point server died and so far neither me nor da seem to have time and enthusiasm to fully restore it.

User
Joined: 14 August 2010
Posts: 3
1 December 2018 13:54

dP wrote:

Not exactly closed, more like abandoned. By both players and admins sadly. At some point server died and so far neither me nor da seem to have time and enthusiasm to fully restore it.

Hello quite sad, anything to do to help ? Amaury

Administrator
Joined: 28 April 2013
Posts: 155
2 December 2018 15:28

Well, main problem is lack of players really. Average of 1-2 active players isn't quite enough to justify running 10 servers 24/7 tbh. And how to attract more players I've no idea. I tried doing cool new features and events but people don't seem to be interested. And openttd itself slowly dying doesn't help either.

On a bright side we can keep it running pretty much forever, just maintenance going to be like that, whenever someone has time for it. Currently we've already restored everything after the crash and are ready to launch servers again. I'm just holding it off for a few days to make it easier to do some improvements I've never managed to finish previously. Nothing too impressive but it will make maintaining servers easier in future.

Btw Openttd 1.9 will also bring some interesting features for CB. But we'll likely have to wait for it till April.

User
Joined: 10 May 2013
Posts: 1
3 December 2018 01:32

Hi there, As Citymania is the last real descendant of ex's, those servers who brought openttd mp to an whole new era, (as i see/ remember things), it MUST not die. And it still has unique features like quest system no other server has! So pleeaase... :)

How to bring players? My opinion: Make it more accessible/ easier. I'm not saying at all that every game has to be easy, but when i look i.e. at btpro, most people are on mini-cb or quick goal games which often don't last longer than an hour and are ridiculously easy.

Just my 2 cents. Thank you for your great work.

User
Joined: 2 November 2014
Posts: 2
5 December 2018 12:45

If you can, please restart the two quest servers. The quest is an unique thing in the ottd world. I love it, and I miss it :) Thank you :)