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hi
so i've been keeping this to myself for a wile now but i'm going to put it out here cause it's really starting to piss me off.
First of all i would like to start with the newby flag. At first i thaught it was quite a cool idea, being able to run around and collect for a wile without worrying about being killed, and maybe stand a chance against the more powerful players. Then, i realised, players could still use items with the newby flag on. you can't use weapons or combos, but you can use items. not so long ago, i was going after this other player i wanted to kill, and another player came up to me and fire balled me. i tryed shooting at them but ofcorse i couldn't. i then tryed tracking them and it was then i realised they had there newby flag on. i then spent the next 5 minutes or so running away from them until i was eventually killed.
I do also know people who don't use the newby flag at all, and for them the game is even more one sided.
Now, about the admins. I already know there have been posts complaining about them, so i'm definitely not the first. they ban people for all the wrong reasons, going afk during a fight? Sometimes you might need to go to the bathroom or maybe you need to go for something else, situations like this aren't always under your control.
Another thing is the way they ban with no warnings at all. and this isn't because there isn't a warning System, i do have the latest redspot sounds and i can confirm there is indeed a sound for admin warnings. i haven't been banned from redspot or anything, i just think it's quite unfair to the players themselves. Also there attitude is horrible. just yesterday i was on redspot and ivan came online. Almost instantly there was the usual, fuck you ivan, you can't coad, tk is a peece of shit, etc. I do, infact play tk, and i did stick up for ivan. the situation got out of hand pretty quickly and there was god calling me and a few others that were agreeing with me, calling us cunts and a lot of other names. Now i don't have any probeblem with the admins havving there own point of views. however insulting me and keeping the argument going rather than trying to stop it like a good admin should just shows that they shouldn't be at the position they are at. I know in other topics sam has said he needs Proof that the current admins are shit before he gets new ones. however i'm pretty sure there's no buffer logging feature in redspot like there is in tk, so how exactly are we supposed to do that? Unless we Record it but then we can only do that if we know it's going to happen. i'll check once i'm done doing this post but i'm pretty sure there's no buffer logging in the game.
now, about the weapons. In some ways havving lots of weapons is a good thing, but i much prefer it to the way it was before. I mean havving so menny weapons all with so long names it's honestly annoying to have to find the weapon i want from the items aspecialy when we start with so menny.
now, sand bags. I know they're meant for base protection, but a lot of people abuse them by putting them on the sky tunnle and other places to intentionally block peoples way. and i seam to be one of the few people who actually knows how to destroy them. heck, the other day i was on a team with mason and even he didn't know. at this point i would strongly recommend just removing them completely as they cause a lot more probeblems than they solve.
Finally, about bases. now i know this probably won't happen, but i think it'd be better for everyone if bases were just removed. i think the key reason people use bases at the moment is because they can just store all there items so they don't have too worry about losing to much when they die. For teams this can be game breaking tho, i mean from the day the update that contained bases was released, all of a sudden we had RTU, a team led by sam tupy and consisting of mostly beta members and admins, all of who all had a lot of experience with bases and what ever else was released in that update, so all of a sudden the game became very, very unbalanced. The fact that now you need to have a base just to have a team in the first place definitely isn't helping the situation.
I'm not posting this because i want flame wars or anything, i'm just trying to get my point accross.

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I agree with your opinion about bases. After trying out the game again recently, I find that the experience is fine without them. For games like this, I do much more prefer to play solo anyways.

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The newbie flag is probably gonna be removed. While problems such as you described have been made harder to happen, the system is by no means flawless, for example newbies can send projectiles and probably other bombs, as well as setting up baricades, just to name a couple from the top of my head.
Can you give me a specific scenario of the admins taking action with no prior warning in a fight? Other than 6 months ago that is. If so, the situation needs to be strongly looked into. Banning players from your game is forcefully telling them they can't play, and a very serious defense.
Sandbags now show the player who put them there in the item tracking menu. While I'm still under the personal opinion players should simply be disallowed to place them in certain locations, Sam has stated multiple times how he wishes to know the person. Because of this, I've given a couple warnings, and my policy is one warning. Do it again you get kicked, again ban hammer. As a temporary solution, let one of us know and we'll take care of it.
Also, another topic of this nature was created today, so can we stick to one?

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rofl, why isn't this in the articles room? Or better yet, why was it even posted at all? Redspot sucks, tell me something I don't already know?  There's already enough topics telling us about this, don't add to the garbage pile.

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Another thing you can do with the newly flag is blow barricade bombs. Like you can just stand right by one and boom, it’ll expoad and not do you any damage. So happy base destroying newbys

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Also, in the very short time I played when the update first got released, it seemed like after you were killed or logged out and back in you had the newbie flag again, so that's yet another way for it to be abused. But since I haven't played for over 2 weeks, and don't plan to play again, my memory could be inaccurate and that could be fixed or what ever. What do I know?

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That’s right.
Thing is, when you die, the takes you offline. So getting killed is just going offline but with a different sound.

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And the sound is incredibly pathetic

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Lots of topics created for this game shows that this game definitely has some imballances.

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lol, that's one way of putting it, you could also say a bunch of balencing issues the main dev is creating and doesn't seem to give a shit about, that's a more accurate way of saying what's wrong.

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Have to agree with you here

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I think that something really needs to be done about redspot. I simply still don't know why such kinds of topics still pop up. One possibility is because nobody here thinks that this cheef topic about redspot isn't yet closed, that there is still something to be done, while on the other side everyone gets happy when a new update comes out, then when something stupid happends again then it all goes back to the start. I think that really something should be done about this, but nothing witch was suggested wasn't practical. and, owe yeah agree with post 9. All those topics takes away the reputation that Sam ganed on games like STW. But really. I think that 80% topics in this nature were about redspot.

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sorry for dubble posting, but I want to say my thinking about all your points.

charliemerry1902 wrote:

First of all i would like to start with the newby flag. At first i thaught it was quite a cool idea, being able to run around and collect for a wile without worrying about being killed, and maybe stand a chance against the more powerful players. Then, i realised, players could still use items with the newby flag on. you can't use weapons or combos, but you can use items. not so long ago, i was going after this other player i wanted to kill, and another player came up to me and fire balled me. i tryed shooting at them but ofcorse i couldn't. i then tryed tracking them and it was then i realised they had there newby flag on. i then spent the next 5 minutes or so running away from them until i was eventually killed.
I do also know people who don't use the newby flag at all, and for them the game is even more one sided.

Fully ag ree on this. while not something like lag and stuf can be tested on the beta server, newbie flag shurely was able to be tested. This items thing got me very fast, seeing that items can be also used on newbies, for example some uka members were talking fuck newbies, the very known thing these days it seems. big_smile Anyway, they started using suicide bombs on them, and other stuf. It only proovs how is he rushing to do something. I think that Sam's excuse like I was pressed to do that ran out of ammo, because nobody was pressing him, and there is a block feature on all networks even on email I think that there is something like that. So, fully agree on this.

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Now, about the admins. I already know there have been posts complaining about them, so i'm definitely not the first. they ban people for all the wrong reasons, going afk during a fight? Sometimes you might need to go to the bathroom or maybe you need to go for something else, situations like this aren't always under your control.
Another thing is the way they ban with no warnings at all. and this isn't because there isn't a warning System, i do have the latest redspot sounds and i can confirm there is indeed a sound for admin warnings. i haven't been banned from redspot or anything, i just think it's quite unfair to the players themselves. Also there attitude is horrible. just yesterday i was on redspot and ivan came online. Almost instantly there was the usual, fuck you ivan, you can't coad, tk is a peece of shit, etc. I do, infact play tk, and i did stick up for ivan. the situation got out of hand pretty quickly and there was god calling me and a few others that were agreeing with me, calling us cunts and a lot of other names. Now i don't have any probeblem with the admins havving there own point of views. however insulting me and keeping the argument going rather than trying to stop it like a good admin should just shows that they shouldn't be at the position they are at. I know in other topics sam has said he needs Proof that the current admins are shit before he gets new ones. however i'm pretty sure there's no buffer logging feature in redspot like there is in tk, so how exactly are we supposed to do that? Unless we Record it but then we can only do that if we know it's going to happen. i'll check once i'm done doing this post but i'm pretty sure there's no buffer logging in the game.

there was buffer logging but not shure why was it removed. About the stupid reasons for banning, those reasons are pretty valid, but I think that they should still give some wornings before doing the ban. About the Ivan thing, I have never expected it. I may have said the same, but I wouldn't have let the flaming go on. And, none of them is a really good admin.
And, don't bother even trying to get anything. Haha, just look at some older topics about Sam in general. The date isn't right! It sometimes says skype not with out! That computer ID has a singul digit rong, blah blah blah! Only shows how's he defending his own admins. And, even with recording. if he thinks that you did it in a the normal sound recorder, he will say, I cant play .wma files! It's of to low quality! This isn't even redspot, blah blah blah! As a side note, winamp can play .wma files with out any errors, and it's free. big_smile
If you have did in something like sound forge or gold wave, you have forged this sound! You have changed to volume! You did that, and that, and that and that! That's my guess, don't think of this as an insult or anything. Maybe I did go to farr. who knows. big_smile

charliemerry1902 wrote:

now, about the weapons. In some ways havving lots of weapons is a good thing, but i much prefer it to the way it was before. I mean havving so menny weapons all with so long names it's honestly annoying to have to find the weapon i want from the items aspecialy when we start with so menny.

I didn't have any problems with long named weapons. Only bad thing is that there are now so menny of them and now one who can get first to the that sky thing how ever it's called, get bidkoins, somehow baracade it, make a base, and they have got loads of weapons before your newbie timer passes out.
And, owe yeah, bases, don't know why did he add them in the first place. I think that he should remove bases and make the store only place where you can get items like that.
About sandbags, I have no problem destroying them, some good combos will do the trick. btw you can test some combos on them, I am quite shure that you will become a boxing champion in seconds! big_smile

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You have to remember that this game along with stw was created by a 13/14 year old. hence the childish and often stupid reasons for banning.

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lol. I don't exactly get what we're trying to prove here.
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This is quite intentional, and fixing would be very difficult. You could prevent the player from killing him/herself, but they can always have a friend do it, then go grab the corpse again. Like I said, the shield is most likely gonna be removed.
About the admins. I personally try to investigate the situation thoroughly and consider possibilities before taking action. And yes, I do happen to know in the past admins were quick to use the ban hammer. However, for this update the banlist has been massively decreased. Instead of complaining, how about giving some examples like I requested in my initial post, then we can analyze the situation and go from there. These apparent recordings you have? If its not some 8 month old incident where we're seeing the chat of he said his brothers friend said his cousin was banned unfairly, I'll be more than happy to take a listen and address it.

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I don’t have anything in the way of recordings,  just look around  The forum.  There is your evidence.

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Generally when you compose an argument, you have facts and evidence to back it up. Try writing a research paper and telling your professor to go search the internet for examples to back you up.

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Most of what I posted about was my general experience of the game and what I think could be improved. After the amount of topics complaining about the admins, surely it’s just a bit of a probeblem? Don’t get me wrong, they can’t all be that bad, but I think most of them are.

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So, basically this is one of those, me and a handfull of people have written the same thing consistently and you should believe it jab.  Here's the problem; you're all still playing it.  You claim you'll leave it, but the question is when?  If I say I don't like pizza, but I go and eat pizza, and I hang out around a ton of people who like eating pizza at pizza joints, how in the world are you ever going to believe I don't like pizza?
lets simplify even further, suppose I tell you I don't like a certain pizza joint's pizza and I give you a number of reasons from the pepperoni to the crust to the cheese and can complain to you about how at least three of this particular establishment's staff members have burned my pizza and a few other people I know about it have also commented on the subject, all of us suggesting that you should never go there, that it honestly needs improvement, that there's so much that needs doing and the owner just won't listen, but then we go back and eat there after all of our experiences over and over again, knowing pretty much that we're gonna get ripped off forwards and backwards and sideways upside down and inside out, how in the blazes could I possibly hope to establish any kind of cred for myself as a reliable person worthy of being listened to?
You say it stinks, but it must not smell so bad that you can't go back to it, kind of like people who sniff at a piece of rotten something or other and jabber on and on about how horrible it smells but keep sniffing at it.

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The Dwarfer wrote:

Generally when you compose an argument, you have facts and evidence to back it up. Try writing a research paper and telling your professor to go search the internet for examples to back you up.

And I suppose you want me to send you references about how the earth rotates around it's own and also circles the sun?
Everyone should be well aware by now that Redspot and it's admins and developers and even it's players are fucking aweful in so many ways.

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.

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@Nocturnus the answer to your statement is very simple. By now had then been any other place that put Kebab on their burnt metaphorical pizza but didn't burn it this aweful pizza place would be abandoned. So what I'm saying is that while redspot is so fucking terrible in a lot of ways, it's still the best in the genre. Which is sad.

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.

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Yeah, I play redspot  when there’s no one online on TK.   Really, it wouldn’t be my first choice.

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My sincere and most humble apologies; my existence is not so dreadful that I'd accept burnt and terrible pizza were it the only kind available or even the best available.  If it's not good, it's not good.  I'd give for an awesome FPS, but I'm not going to pretend either.  Carry on, those of you who will.

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I don’t think i’ll Be coming back to RS any time soon, only the best peetsa for me.
BTW, I love peetsa.

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I know its the only pvp fps we have, but since you don't like it and its crap, why play it at all? Show sam its crap by not playing it. If enough people top playing it, it will force sam or another dev to create another game or in sam's case fix all the problems he created with redspot.

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