Hi chaps, I'm appealing to you guys for some help! As you all know, the regular Lazy server is dead until after kids bedtime and this is fine with me, it's pretty much been that way since day 1 of putting it online and my appeal does not involve that server.
No, the problem server I have is this one :- 126.96.36.199:27115 Multiplay (UK) :: Public :: TF2 (02) (cp_dustbowl 24/7)
Now this used to be an extremely popular server but has died a death. The biggest problem I have is that getting it on to the Valve 'Quickplay' system requires it to have standard vanilla respawn times (these can be up to 20 seconds long) and also a maximum of 24 players. I have seen it populate occasionally but players hate that super long respawn and tend not to return.
I am going to change it to a 32 man server with quick respawn. The downside here is that it instantly gets removed from 'Quickplay' but IF I can get players joining they will hopefully favourite it and return, along with their friends. I'm open to suggestions on the full 32 man experience but having seen other servers prosper on this I think it will be fine.
Ok, so where do you guys come in? The biggest problem with getting servers populated when you go outside of quickplay is that many people have their filter set to remove the 'Is not empty' servers. Therefore, if it's empty, it won't show in their list of servers. What I propose is that anyone who plays #07 who wants to help me and a few admins get this server going gets 'lite' admin access to the server. This gives the ability to give admin messages and also kick problem players.
If anybody is up for that just let me know and I'll sort your access. And no Lego, don't apply!