Regular weekly game night on the official stats-enabled server (VBIOS, FHT or others). In comparison, North American players have tradition of gathering every Thursday (and sometimes Friday) to play (before on WOLF servers, and now on WaW server), and as such people always know that there is at least one or two nights a week, when they are guaranteed to find players on an active server with active admins. Such game night can be coincident with some open event once in awhile on stock maps with official stats.Why?
Many people do not care where to play, but there is a sizeable group of players who, for various reasons, do not play on (frequently busy) 762 servers, or prefer an alternative if they can. The reasons could be: desire to play with official stats, players could prefer different set of rules, map list, administration style, etc.
This initiative is in no way targeted against 762 community, but our experience and conversations with many players had shown, that there is a need for alternative servers that need to be supported, so that the once popular servers such as WOLF or HSLAN would not disappear. Also, giving the players who do not play on 762 servers (a surprising many) an ability to regularly participate in public play would increase the active player base, and increase popularity of FH2How?
We had organized the public opinion poll, where players choose week days and time intervals most convenient for them (European evenings), and also additional questions relating to the tournaments and statistics (official v. 762). Note that this poll would be posted in various forums, but one needs to participate only once.Instructions
The poll is given in English to reach as many players as possible. If some questions are unclear after reading these instructions, we could help. It would be welcome, if the word about this survey would be spread around different language communities and instructions would be translated.
Follow the link to FH2 European weekly game night poll
after submitting the form, save the link for editing your answer. Unfortunately, the way the Google Docs works, errors and duplicate answers can only be fixed manually in a spreadsheet, and automatic results
would remain ruined/skewed).
- Days. Note that while the weekends seems an obvious choice, week nights could be even more successful, because on the weekend people participate in tournaments, party, leave town on holiday, and so forth.
- Time. Time is given in arbitrary two-hour intervals in UTC. Use time-zone converter to see how those intervals relate to your zone.
- Tournaments. Indicate if you participate in popular FH2 tournaments, and if you can participate in public play even during an active campaign (for some people once a week is enough, while others can do both tournaments and public).
- Statistics. Note your attitude in relation to official stats and 762 stats: do you avoid 762 altogether (for various reasons), do you prefer official statistics, or you do not care either way, but would like to have a choice of maps and servers on any given day.
P. S. Please, spread the word about this poll in social networks, if you think this is a good idea. We would also like to hear the input from the developers to see their attitude towards this initiative, and if it would merit official blessing.