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    My completely neutral take on this: I like rencorner because its the closest thing to vanilla gameplay still left. I like MPF because it has some of the more exotic maps. I like IA (or IK or whatever it's called) because of the structures and more advanced units and no one is pulling off miraculous jump spin head shots through rocks or whatever from 3/4s of the way across the map. As a player, I don't care who made what. As a software engineer myself, I can see where the pissing match starts. I do join wherever the most players are typically, with a little of my mood taken into that decision. I have played in the IA server by myself for hours over the last couple years, and yeah - it sucks with 3 people, but was fun imagining a full server with all the units. I use renlist. However, now that IA has been full because of w3dhub or whatever that is. I don't play APB or any of the other conversions. I've been going there because its a new experience and gameplay when there are 50ppl in a server and still feels like Renegade. That's my 2 cents. I appreciate the work everyone puts into keeping this thing alive still. I don't pretend to know what is involved, but list all the servers on both platforms and everyone would be happy right? seems to be the most reasonable solution.
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    Renegade is a very dead game comparatively to most anything else. No C&C is in sight to be made by EA to help revive any interest in the franchise. IA has allowed people who typically play APB and Renegade to come together as one in a fresh, very extensive world and play. Before IA... people typically played 20 player max games on APB and with the introduction of IA... all those players moved unto IA. So 20 people who typically played APB now playing IA causes others from Renegade want to play on that server and now that number becomes 40.. sometimes 55. You can delist and take away IA from your server listings all you want but at the end of the day the players (like me) are going to demand and find ways to get what we want. And as a player I think I can speak on behalf of a lot of people that IA has been 1. Incredibly Fun 2. The admins and Mods have been very helpful 3. The tie in with W3Dhub has given new breath into the community. 4. A new experience in W3D modding and only growing. 5. Unique with the promise of updates and support from W3D. 6. Understanding Do whatever you want, but as a player I'll be going back to IA and I think a lot of other people will to.
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    We'll work to get this sorted out in that case. I was under the impression that IA had been truly standalone'd, but if loose files in the data folder are the only thing making this incompatible with the rest of the Renegade serverbase then we'll work to fix it as soon as we can. Cheers @roszek Now that the issue has been explained by Roszek, I can see your standpoint a bit better. More mutual intermingling is definitely a good idea to bring an end to these unneeded standoffs. Ultimately we want what's best for everyone, which is why we're working on Renegade support for our launcher. Maybe it would be a good idea to get a load of us on TeamSpeak one night and play some cross-community games sometime? Any kind of relationship between W3D Hub and the wider Renegade community isn't going to work without a certain degree of trust for sure. We hold a lot of cards these days, but we really don't want to drive everyone else out of business. For now, we'll continue work on the Renegade-support for the launcher and take a look at what we can do with IA.
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    I work rotational three-shift, which means I am either asleep when I get home (Afternoon/Night Shift) or dead fucking tired with no will to live (Morning Shift). Inbetween sleeping and work I don't have the time to meticulously break down 75-page essays from autists with seven hundred mafia games under their belt, who are trying to talk in circles about how they are not scum and how everyone is retarded except for them. Come back when you are actually doing something that's fun.
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    My two cents... everyone likes a new flavor of ice cream. Some get upset that their flavor is not as popular. But one fact I’ve seen from working in retail is this... the customer will always look for novelty. (It’s why stores shuffle product locations and companies change the food label’s graphics) some are committed vanilla fans, some prefer chocolate, and some want an every flavor scoop. Once a mod updates it’s flavor/label it will seem new/novel and players will try it out again. Last gem of insight, people are like sheep we like to stick together and move as a herd. (Even loners still like to feel included). Sidenote: getting some ice cream
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    I was talking about people who removed IA server from renlist because they cant stand competition. they just want status quo. someone once said they care about players, now i see clearly that it was a perfidious lie
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    If you're referring to the fact that we refused his request to run an APB server, it was because MPF was known at the time to heavily mod the game experience from what we deemed appropriate, turning it into something that didn't play or sound like the game that we made at all. Also, there weren't enough players to populate more than one server at the time, so a second one wasn't really required. Otherwise, I don't know what you're referring to.
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    Please look back at some previous posts and read carefully. W3D Hub is not out to destroy anyone or anything. Our original "mission" here was simply to be a place for all the mod projects that wanted a part in it. Now, this has morphed somewhat, and as danpaul mentioned earlier, we eventually plan to support renegade and list all the servers which wish to be listed on our launcher along with that. Something which we are not in any way obligated to do, but have chosen to do anyway for the good of all W3D communities and projects. No strings attached. EDIT: Clarification: It appeared to me as if you were referring to all parties in this statement. I see now that this might not be the case. Ignore if I misunderstood.
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    The patch pushed out today prevents the IA client from joining regular renegade servers btw. Even ones that host their maps on ttfs.
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    I'm just going to comment on this from a humanitarian standpoint. The very fact you're bringing this up means you did want something in return, and it's just boiling up to the surface now. There's a gigantic difference between helping people out of the kindness of your heart, and helping people out of selfishness or to manipulate their emotions. I know this firsthand from the way I grew up, so I can sniff behavior like this from a mile away, and man TBH it kinda stinks.
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    Firstly, let me to clarify this - the IA client downloaded by our launcher is *not* a complete Renegade client and cannot join Renegade servers. This was and remains an explicit precondition to our hosting of the downloadable client via our launcher. Until such a time as EA chooses to release Renegade as freeware we will not change this policy. In relation to the wider topic, it may help to consider that I am actively looking into supporting users joining stock Renegade servers using our launcher and their own installation of Renegade. Thisis tricky for the launcher as a lot of code was written with the expectation that it can install any game you don't already have on your behalf, so I'm in the process of adding interfaces which allow it to check whether these features are supported for a given application and adjust the UI appropriately when they are not. Thus your Renegade servers will also get the 'best of both worlds', as you put it. I also plan to provide an alternative presence reporter which can be used in place of GSA, allowing server owners to stop opening the GSA firewall port and reduce the amount of traffic hitting them asking for player counts etc. This will be an optional alternative. It would be great if you could work with us on this to provide the best experience for all players. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about how our infrastructure works and, as always, I remind everyone that feature requests, bug reports etc are always welcome via our public issue tracker - https://gitlab.com/w3dhub/w3dhub-launcher-net/issues
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    We do not "troll" in any official capacity. Any comments made about soft drinks or such like are intended to simply remind us that this is a gaming community and whatever happens is likely not worth fighting over, while simultaneously working towards a solution (even when it may not exactly look like it).
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    This like Coke threatening to ban all soda, because more people enjoy Pepsi. 🤔
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    For the record (minor detail, clarification point here): The W3D-Hub launcher does not list renegade servers because we don't currently support renegade or have any stock servers. Also, beings as the game is not released as freeware by EA, we can not distribute a full installable copy of stock renegade. And even if we did so, we would likely only list our own stock ren server(s), as renlist is a different tool performing a different job, aimed at a different crowd.
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    Been too long since a proper update, Delta's been out for literally 10 years! Bring on APB Echo! APB Echo! APB Echo! APB Echo!
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    [thumb]thumb_ia.1.png[/thumb][blurb]Interim Apex is now on the W3D Hub launcher! Check it out now![/blurb]W3D HUB PROUDLY PRESENTS: Created by Kaskins(Yap) and dblaney1 You heard right, Interim Apex is now available on the W3Dhub launcher. Interim Apex began its life as the popular Renegade mod Imperial Age, and has since become wholly different and unique experience through the efforts of dblaney and Kaskins. Interim Apex is what I had hoped the original Renegade would be, with its unique approach to the engine that makes you feel as though you really are inhabiting the boots of a soldier on the front lines for Nod or GDI. Featuring whole new maps, well detailed vehicles, expansive new base buildings, naval combat, and even the ability to build your own obstructions and base defenses. I hope you'll be as amazed as I was when I first stepped in game. Communication Centers - These buildings allow you to research new technologies or buffs for your entire team that can give you the edge you need to be victorious on the battlefield Construction Yard - Just like in the RTS games , the construction yard isn't just for show. While it is still operational, you can rebuild a destroyed building for a hefty fee. Naval Facility - Many maps feature a naval yard in close proximity to your base. Capture it, and rule the high seas with insurmountable firepower. Losing your original base defenses is no longer a death sentence! With enough cash, you can utilize a Sapper or Pioneer to build rudimentary defenses and barricades to keep on the defense, or to hold down checkpoints. Playing support is a vital role for your team which will help mitigate enemy attacks on your journey towards victory. Captain massive battleships that feature dozens of guns, all controlled by AI with the option to manually choose targets. There is nothing quite like this in Renegade! Utilize a trusty bridge layer to get your team to where it needs to be! They can be used to create shortcuts to the enemy base, ease passage, or to open up routes to valuable tiberium! There are other support vehicles such as the mammoth recovery vehicle, which will help you repair destroyed tank husks, vehicles, and buildings at an incredible speed. Tiberium has had years to rapidly mutate organisms, drastically changing the earth's ecosystems. There are many different types of tiberian fauna on some maps; from visceroids to veinhole monsters. Some of the others, you'll just have to get acquainted with yourself. Furthermore, tiberium fields visually grow and deplete over the course of the game Interim Apex is a fantastic addition to the W3DHub lineup and provides a unique experience that we hope you'll all enjoy. Download it via the launcher, and join the one and only official Interim Apex server in the community and see what the tiberium age has to offer!
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    I feel your pain, shai, because I love APB when it gets full which is a rare sight nowadays, and I don't remember to check the launcher every time I hop on my pc to see if there's a decent sized game going. But charging in with guns blazing isn't going to help anyone. Riots1337 put it eloquently, most players won't care how professional or business-like a server owner is, they'll go where the big matches are and as long as server owners are reasonably polite in dealing with matters, nothing else is important to them. Maybe some here think you "look bad" because of your behavior early on in this thread, and maybe you think you're right to be concerned about something you have no control over whisking players away from your server. But strip away all superstitions and you're left with the one simple logical fact: competition isn't going to help an old game like C&C Renegade or even its mods survive. You mentioned server donations etc--what good are those if you're splitting up the community by having several different options but a small playerbase? That's partly why W3DHub only has one official server for our games and not a US Server and EU Server. Costs is one thing, yes, but we don't get full servers every day like a decade ago--so why would we split up our players that way? If you truly care about C&C Renegade's survival, you'll be more approachable and willing to brainstorm ideas rather than threaten the "bad guys". Will you work with us and/or let us work with you?
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    Still not seeing how “Do as we say, or we’ll do it for you.” Is fair. Would it be fair if the tables were turned?
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    Thats subjective bud, I'm a coke boi. Dr Pepper is king though!
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    The current setup of IA is unique in that it uses ttfs (as it always has I believe), but we also distribute it via the launcher. Its simply another way to download it and join. Normal renegade clients that connect will be prompted to download the missing files as always, while launcher users will already have them. Thats it.
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    This isn’t about the community. It’s the fact that they’re here at W3D Hub.
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    Also, I feel like you're missing the best part of that qoute...
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