Why are the servers so empty?

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Why are the servers so empty?

Post by WingedPotato » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:54 pm

This game seems dead. Are squadrons even active anymore? Why are the servers so empty?

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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Copperhead » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:50 pm

Well, usually combat is at it's height during a good ol' war, especially when fueled by clashing ideas of how things should be done, or ya know, some salt. Still, at times people just fly and fight for fun, the two most common causes for this in the past were either a training event, or peacefully flying people getting stirred by someone who wants to pew pew pew.
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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Kujo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:52 pm

Because nobody cares to fly online anymore. And/or the majority that used to get on decided to leave. You'd celebrate if you saw 2 people on one server. If you run into any of the squadrons, well, good luck figuring out when they'll have an event posted. Other than that, it's a barren wasteland.

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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Vic Viper » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:00 am

You've arrived at HQ during a bit of reorganization, excuse our dust, the admin team is working hard in the background to give this place some new life. Keep checking the server list, and pay attention to any posts in mchat or the forum about events. There was an ATC event just a couple of days ago. Best of luck.
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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Barr » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:03 am

Copperhead wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:50 pm
some salt
NCA > VFA-49

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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by decaff_42 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:11 am

Am I doing it right?
yes you doing rite.

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Join us on Fridays ~2000 Eastern time for Friday Night Flights on the CivAv server (yscas.ddns.net)
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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Indy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:06 am

Another way to meet up with active players is through the aerobatic community.

Several airshows are hosted every year and they're a lot of fun. A group I work with, YSAerobatics.org, is planning a show as we speak. Hopefully one in the near future.

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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Turbofan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:14 am

Activity overall is definitely down, probably the lowest I've seen in my 17 some-odd years of flying in YSFS and being a member of the online community since 2002. That being said, not all is lost and some of us do continue enjoying this game.

Neocon (Patrick) runs Open YS (OYS), created entirely by Flake. It's an open-source server software program which allows pretty much any version of YS to join as a client. But most of us have not upgraded beyond the 2015 version due to reasons that have no doubt been discussed to the edge of the pizza and back, so I'll not go into that right now. Suffice it to say, get the 2015 version or lower and you'll be golden for the most part.

As has been pointed out, I began Friday Night Flights a couple of years ago, and there are those of us who join almost every Friday (barring real-life stuff or just being way too tired to fly), and once every now and then, we have ATC sessions (these are nothing like Vatsim, but they are fun nonetheless). Friday Night Flights are usually around 7:30 or 8:00 CDT (U.S.), unless Patrick is hosting Guam to SoCal (one of Patrick's awesome maps), then it might be at 7:00 CDT. :mrgreen: If you enjoy civilian flights, Friday Night Flights is a lot of fun. Usually it's me, Neocon and decaff, but others do pop in as well, especially if the map has a lot of airports. Very recently we had seven players join Friday Night Flights on a trans-Pacific crossing, and it was great!

We had an ATC session this past Saturday. Had a total of 6 pilots flying around Florida, also one of Patrick's maps.

Do note that the norm is for any online civilian event to attract 2-3 players, but from time to time, you'll get upto 7 or 8 players. Keep in mind that sometimes people have school work (lot of students on this forum) or some other stuff that prevents them from joining.

That's the civilian side of things, dunno about combat.
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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Copperhead » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:46 pm

Barr wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:03 am
Copperhead wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:50 pm
some salt
NCA > VFA-49

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THIS MEANS WAR. ...For you and the 49th. I'm 171st and 404th so I'll remain dead.
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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Neocon » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:41 am

171st, 404th, 49th. Nobody can cut through the trinium hull on our planes!

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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by Blaze WarDog016 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:46 am

Tbh I am back online I just haven't flown in a while. But all in all now im busy with trying to focus on scholing and work as well as repaint aircraft for my squadron. But in all honesty you will see me flying frequently. Even I have started to feel as though YS is beginning to diminish.

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Re: Why are the servers so empty?

Post by watson » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:15 am

Thanks for the link.

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