Server wishlist for Black Ops - what would you like to see?

rudedog

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#1
Now that BOs has been released, while not perfect i has a hell of a lot more potential then Modern Warfare 2 ever did. With that said, what would you like to see, in regards to server sided features that was not included out of the box?

One catch, you're not going to see server sided files you can run on your own server. With that said, lets try and keep this list on topic in regards to realistic dvars/features/tools that the devs could give us, again realistically

We may never see any of the features but at least we tried to come up with admin features that would help server admins improve the game for our clients.

Thanks in advance for keeping this thread on topic :salute:
 

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#2
I would like to be able to set a mixed game type, and regain control over map rotation. Random has it's limitations and some times you see the same map several times and other not at all. Some maps are best suited to certain game mods. Different clans like different game play. We have quite a lot of variation but no way to set it.

Map + game type + mode

eg.
Cracked=S&D=HC
Firing_Range=DOM=BB
Radiation=CTF=
 

buttscratcher

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#3
Rcon improvments I'd like:

A high ping kick.

Chat log to keep track of offensive language, and cheat complaints on players.

Manually add bans by name/ID. If I need to review a demo on someone, I want to be able to add that player after the fact if needed.

I'd prefer to not give out my primary password for Rcon log in for everybody. Would like to set admin permissions/passwords per user.



Browser side, I'd like server search to filter by reigon. No fun waiting on loading all servers (Europe/AU) before being able to choose a server close to me. Also on this, once I see a server I want to join, I dont see why I need to wait for the entire server list to load before being able to join one. Many times, by the time the lists loads, the server I wanted to join has filled.



Butt
 

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#4
  • I'd agree Pen... more map rotation control rather than playlists. As of now, they have a pre-determined list of maps for that playlist/mode. I'd rather choose what maps to run on the server instead of excluding certain maps from the playlist maps.

  • I'd also like to see mixed game modes for hardcore. This could actually be for standard gameplay mode as well. The playlists put you in a box IMO. You have to play a map or mode the way the devs want you to play it, and mixing maps and modes for a server rotation is sometimes how a particular community wants to play.

  • It seems to me I remember something about server banners being included in Black Ops when you joined a server. Damn if I can't find where I saw it now.. but I thought they mentioned we would have them. Did that get swept under the rug?

  • /connect and /reconnect... I know it's listed as coming in a future patch.. but just adding it to this list for good measure. I'm getting dropped from servers randomly. I'm not experiencing any lag any longer but I get dropped sometimes right in the middle of playing. I get a message that the server has disconnected and the game is no longer playable. But when I get back to the server browser, the server is still up and playing.. and I even have friends on it playing that got no error. My point is, regardless of that error.. it would be nice to just type /reconnect in console.

  • I'd also agree with buttscratcher... chat log needed... and a filter in the browser for region
 
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#5
I agree with all of the above :salute:


My additions to the wishlist:
  • Admin tools integrated into the game, say download from steam as an add-on. Then while in game when you press escape it's another menu item. Even if it's just the features currently in the admin tool.
  • Server messages that run from the server, so they run 24/7, and not dependant on someone being logged in via the admin tool.
  • Ability to filter players for offensive names (from custom list) and block by clan tags.
 

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all the above plus respawn time controle on HC alot of ppl dont wanna wait 10 sec to respawen thats too long... 5 sec it should be
 
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#7
I almost forgot. Ability to disable the auto-respawn on ranked servers. It's really annoying to try to type a message or kick someone, and get killed 2-3 times while doing it.
 

The_Mad_CappR

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1. Ability to run server messages from the server-side.
2. Ability to interact with friendly fire and its rules.
3. Ability to interact with round score and time limits.
4. Ability to allow players to pick sides with or with out auto balance.
5. Ability to interact with intermission timers.
6. Ability to interact with re-spawn timers.
7. Ability to spectate by server admins.
8. Ability to mix and match or limit kill-streak perks.
9. Ability to turn on/off kill cam and the swearing announcer.
10. Ability to interact with ground speed. (for crouch servers)
11. And as a final thought - ability to interact with min/max ping.
 
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#10
Auto-team-balancing to work effectively.

Also, as it mixes up the teams with each map change, a bit of balancing based on skill level would be nice, but probably useless in a few more weeks when most people have ranked up.
 
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#11
Very Important, more player slots.

Unranked servers get all weapons and all perks and everyone is on an equal playing field.

The ability to adjust some settings (ex. scr_sd_scorelimit "4", and delayed nade ability)

Edit your custom classes while in game.

Rcon tool can be brought up while in game with a toggle key. Like in codwaw openwarfare mod.
 

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#12
The ability to turn FF off is really needed on Ranked.

I'm done playing this game until it is since I was kicked last night more than once for idiots running into a room where my nade was.

A total waste of 60.00 bucks..
 

{BdG}NiteGoat

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#13
We just got our Unranked server up yesterday. I was hoping for way more available dvars, but I guess we'll work with what we got.

I would really like to have access to the hitblips dvar.

I'd also like to selectively disallow perks, but I see the issue with doing that as the you use your ranked profile with unranked servers. It stinks that its all or nothing. The only one we really want to keep is Warlord.

I don;t mean to go way off topic, but I'm having no luck with the Treyarch rcon tool. It crashes and quits when I try to use it, so I've been using the Anubis one. Is there a fix? Is Anubis better in general? Is there a better rcon tool?
 

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I'd also like '/rcon status' and '/rcon kick' and ban and tempban to come back. I really don't like having to use a tool that I can't easily access in game to do something as simple as kick a problem off the server.
 
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#16
I'd also like '/rcon status' and '/rcon kick' and ban and tempban to come back. I really don't like having to use a tool that I can't easily access in game to do something as simple as kick a problem off the server.

Hey Goat! You can use /rcon status and kick but it goes a bit more like this:

To login to rcon:

/rcon host <#.#.#.##:3074>
/rcon login <password>

/rcon status

/rcon clientkick <# listed under 'map num' in status>


Now in CoDBO you need to enter the 'host IP' while present on the server. Crazy stuff.
 

{BdG}NiteGoat

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Hey Goat! You can use /rcon status and kick but it goes a bit more like this:

To login to rcon:

/rcon host <#.#.#.##:3074>
/rcon login <password>

/rcon status

/rcon clientkick <# listed under 'map num' in status>


Now in CoDBO you need to enter the 'host IP' while present on the server. Crazy stuff.
Oh, cool. Thanks Others. Good to know.
 
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read on GAME SERVERS Forums

Written by Joker 1962:

Requests for proper administration of Call of Duty Black Ops game servers

Proper Games Log Files - We need the ability to go back into the games log and retrieve
players and game information (guids, chats, kills & deaths) to be able to settle disputes
and rid the servers of players that are disruptive to the game and clear those falsely
accused of wrong doing.

Ability to spectate - Spectating is an important aspect of administrating game servers,
one reason for this is so that server admins can spectate players they believe may be
hacking or glitching , so they may make a more informed decision on whether or not to
take further action.

Adjust Min Players Needed - We need to be able to adjust the minimum players needed
to start a match in ranked servers to 4 players. 6 is just to high for 18 player servers this
will also help in populating servers and reducing time wasted sitting in the servers with
black and white maps changing every 5 minutes.

Autobalance & Ability to change teams- Currently there is no option to choose what
team you join when you play on a ranked server. We should be allowed to select our
team from the beginning if both teams have equal players, or if we wish to join the team
with the least amount of players. Often players want to be able to play with fellow clan
members, or friends. Auto balance is needed to keep the teams equal when players
drop out leaving one team at a disadvantage.

More map/game type control on Ranked servers - This feature is needed to be able to
create a different game environment for players that like all aspects of the game,
allowing them to enjoy the many game types on one server. And server admins to
separate their servers from the rest. Would be even better if server admins were
allowed to create map rotation and game mode like other games in the form of map
rotation cfg file.

Server messages without rcon on 24/7 - We need the ability to add message rotation in
the servers for announcements, server rules, recruiting and welcoming the players to
our servers. Without having to have an rcon tool running 24/7.

Ability to turn Friendly Fire on/off/reflect - As server admins we should be able to
chose to have FF on or off in out servers with both hardcore and non hardcore game
settings. At the very least the ability to choose reflective damage and team kill ban
settings.

Ability to use hardcore on all game modes - A great number of players like the hardcore
setting and it would be great if we could use the hardcore mode with all current ranked
server game modes.

Along with this kiss up letter


November 25, 2010
Treyarch Developers
To Whom It May Concern:
We the server administrators leasing servers through Gameservers.com have compiled a
list of requested changes in administrating abilities that would assist us in bringing a
more enjoyable, fair and personable gaming experience for players.

We as long time pc gamers are ones to build communities around the multiplayer online
games, developers like you provide us. In order for us to be able to do this there are
certain things that we need to help promote your games and assist those games in longer
life spans like previously released titles.

While we do realize your needs to keep putting games out to make revenue, longevity of
the game is equally as important for expansion packs and such to continue making
revenues on such games.

The following page is a list of the most important features we need as administrators to
accomplish our goals in supporting this game title and building a community around it.
Keeping the call of duty series one of the best series ever produced.

Please consider these items as our tools needed to help keep the Call of Duty series above
and beyond the rest of the seemingly standardized games produced today.

Thank you for your time and effort,
Call of Duty server admins.

Source
 

{BdG}NiteGoat

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#19
With the recent news of news of built in 'cheats', I'd like to see some sort of serverside dvar blocker, like we used to have with PB. I'm fine with VAC, generally as I don't believe I've seen a single hacker yet on our servers, but if we were using PB, we'd have already squashed these dvar exploits.
 

1stsAz

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#20
Ability to set up a second server's IP as a redirect/overflow in the event your main server is full or reached a minimum number say 14. Server admin's choice.

Since voting is not allowed, an In game console app for clan members to kick players. In a large clan you can't give everyone full rcon access and sometimes admins are not on the server but a clan member might be.
 
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