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Old 2019-01-27, 20:16   #11
BidetOfTheDead
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I saw it mentioned a bit in some comments but I think the main reason people have moved off in the last few years (depending on exactly how long you mean by that) is the rise of other games that are "spiritual successors" to PR, whether they state it or not.

Squad (for all of its shortcomings) gave PR fans something else to do, Insurgency/Sandstorm/Day of Infamy, Post Scriptum, RO2 Vietnam, Hell Let Loose, etc....

I have not tried all of them, but I have tried a few, and none of them really scratch that itch the way PR does. But that doesn't mean other people weren't looking for different things.
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Old 2019-01-27, 21:32   #12
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You guys remember the last months of 0.98 ?
There weren’t much more players than now so let’s hope for 1.6 to get new and old players
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Old 2019-01-27, 23:38   #13
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You guys remember the last months of 0.98 ?
There weren’t much more players than now so let’s hope for 1.6 to get new and old players
I remember that. It was like "dead", and then 1.0 came and the population was high.

Honestly, I think the population is decent now, considering the game is what... 14 years old? And most of the players (if not all) are experienced with hundreds of hours of play time.

I had this little discussion with my squad last night, about the population. I said it would be great if we had more server choices instead of the same one... but in return of the higher population, you would get 'less quality' gameplay. But this game is still my go to. Even if the population is ~50 players, it still is fun, and the gameplay is some of the best, if not the best. Nothing beats the gameplay.

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Old 2019-01-28, 05:32   #14
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Hey Rico, long time no see!

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It's amazing to look back when this all began back around the mid 2000's though. In fact, I just came across an interview I did with Requiem (the founder) back in 2004 about the vision for PR: https://web.archive.org/web/20041015...content&id=516
Not seen that one! Interesting to also see how far-sighted Req was with PR, other than mistaking that "PR wasn't for the masses" as it eventually turned out to be haha.

Shame that basically hardly any of the work those guys did before BF2's release wasn't useable. Think the only things we used was the Brit player modellers (which we eventually replaced with vBF2 ones) and the L86 (which we also replaced with a newer model later on) as it would have put PR far head of the game if they were!

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Old 2019-01-28, 06:48   #15
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Old 2019-01-28, 10:11   #16
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TBH, a playerbase of +/- 400 is absolutely nothing, a hooker on a Monday evening gets more customers.
Don't get me wrong, PR is absolute the best but in my opinion we shouldn't think that only +/- 1000 people in the world like realistic gaming and that we are some special breed.
Promotion is key, and maybe put more attention on that installation is easier than any mod (ISO) no BF2 required.
Stepping in is relatively easy.

But yeah on the other side, looking at myself I haven't played PR for a couple of months purely because of available time and the gaming time I do have I spend on easy going games like fifa & bf1 on a ps4.

So im quite the hypocrite myself... Maybe I even roam the streets on a monday night too, who knows..

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Old 2019-01-28, 10:22   #17
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a hooker on a Monday evening gets more customers.
So NOW I know why we're losing players..

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Old 2019-01-28, 10:26   #18
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i think this game need a gameplay from a big and known youtuber but the risk is that our beloved game will be full of trollers or 9 year olds.
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Old 2019-01-30, 09:12   #19
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And attention from EA with copyright slaps

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Old 2019-01-30, 22:35   #20
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Honestly, I think the population is decent now, considering the game is what... 14 years old? And most of the players (if not all) are experienced with hundreds of hours of play time.
...or several thousand hours of play time.

Some put in 4-8 hours a week (at least), most every week, for the past 8-10 years or so. You spend 3,000 hours in a game, you know it must be a very good game.

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