FragShack - U.S. West Coast PS4 Server Running All 29 Conquest Maps

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-Antares65z
1452 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
Just wanted to let those interested in playing something else other than the vanilla maps and weekly R2BFV rotations. I put this server up a few weeks ago. Please help seed the server if you're interested in it. It's called *FragShack* All Maps ~ Conquest | West Coast This is NOT a clan server, it is a Public server.

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  • ronybaloney
    235 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    FragShack was up and running for about 3 hours this afternoon. First match had as many as 23 players and then unfortunately dwindled down to 3 or 4 players by the 5th or 6th map. It was fun while it lasted!! Maybe more people will favorite this server so it will become more active.
  • -Antares65z
    1452 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    FragShack was up and running for about 3 hours this afternoon. First match had as many as 23 players and then unfortunately dwindled down to 3 or 4 players by the 5th or 6th map. It was fun while it lasted!! Maybe more people will favorite this server so it will become more active.

    Thanks Rony for donating your time today. I saw that it got going and was surprised the traffic didn't build. Most I saw was 26 on Sinai. Thank you to all of you who sat on that server today for an hour or two to get it going and stuck around hoping more would join. I think today proved one thing for sure. Probably at least 80% of the of the PS4 players use Quick Match. If more were actually looking at the server browser, I think the server would have filled up. Just looked at the browser a few minutes ago and counted 8 R2BFV servers now going on the west coast. LOL.
  • ronybaloney
    235 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Sure thing. I'll keep looking for FragShack as long as it's still there. I think you are right about the 80% and that sucks.
    I must say it was oddly fun when it was down to like 5 on 5 on a large conquest map. I thought it would suck..... but it didn't
    lol.
  • -Antares65z
    1452 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited January 13
    Sure thing. I'll keep looking for FragShack as long as it's still there. I think you are right about the 80% and that sucks.
    I must say it was oddly fun when it was down to like 5 on 5 on a large conquest map. I thought it would suck..... but it didn't
    lol.

    Its a shame that BF1 didn't include a Conquest Small mode for 32 or 48 players. I think the game play and overall balance would be better with 48 players on most of these maps.
    The server has another 2-3 weeks left on the subscription. Considering where the game is at in it's life cycle, it will probably take some time before enough players realize its an option to play. PS4 RSP fees are less than PC, so if it gains any traction, I may renew it another month. One thing I noticed was that it did not kick me off the server for excessive idle time. Not sure why not. On the PC side, once the official round gets going, it will boot you in 5 minutes with no activity. Hmmmmm. Typically any VAR I change from official, it will flag the server as Custom and then it disappears from the regular browser.
  • Forkbeard84
    1506 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Oh man I’m really sorry I missed this.Server getting seeded. I actually have two players in my house who could help too. Oh well, I’ll check it next time I’m on. I still think you could reach critical mass through lots of advertising (posting about it in multiple spots) but it would be a lot of work. Good job Antares for just getting it going.
  • Forkbeard84
    1506 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Well I've got my Son's account (Bigchief1988) parked in this server for an hour or so with no one else there. Still parked and hoping something gets going at some point. If it does I'll bring in my account (lupowolfen)
  • -Antares65z
    1452 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited January 14
    Well I've got my Son's account (Bigchief1988) parked in this server for an hour or so with no one else there. Still parked and hoping something gets going at some point. If it does I'll bring in my account (lupowolfen)

    Thanks for the help. You should probably go find something else to play until the afternoon. It's Monday morning PST and very hard to get servers going, usually until the afternoon. Mondays are usually slow.
  • Forkbeard84
    1506 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    edited January 14
    Well I've got my Son's account (Bigchief1988) parked in this server for an hour or so with no one else there. Still parked and hoping something gets going at some point. If it does I'll bring in my account (lupowolfen)

    Thanks for the help. You should probably go find something else to play until the afternoon. It's Monday morning PST and very hard to get servers going, usually until the afternoon. Mondays are usually slow.

    Sure. Well there's nine people in there now (edit make that 10 people) including bigchief and lupowolfen. I'm goin skating but will leave those two accounts parked there for now just in case it gets goin.
  • ronybaloney
    235 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Sure thing. I'll keep looking for FragShack as long as it's still there. I think you are right about the 80% and that sucks.
    I must say it was oddly fun when it was down to like 5 on 5 on a large conquest map. I thought it would suck..... but it didn't
    lol.

    Its a shame that BF1 didn't include a Conquest Small mode for 32 or 48 players. I think the game play and overall balance would be better with 48 players on most of these maps.
    The server has another 2-3 weeks left on the subscription. Considering where the game is at in it's life cycle, it will probably take some time before enough players realize its an option to play. PS4 RSP fees are less than PC, so if it gains any traction, I may renew it another month. One thing I noticed was that it did not kick me off the server for excessive idle time. Not sure why not. On the PC side, once the official round gets going, it will boot you in 5 minutes with no activity. Hmmmmm. Typically any VAR I change from official, it will flag the server as Custom and then it disappears from the regular browser.

    Yeah I noticed that too.I was surprised the server kept lugging along your lifeless corpse map after map! Lol.

    Anyway just want to say thanks for all your efforts to not only bring us the opportunity to join your server but to continually seed it as well. I salute you and only wish at least 1% of the community was more like you.
  • Forkbeard84
    1506 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Going home to jump into Fragshack right now. Maybe we can get a good Friday night sesh going.
  • -Antares65z
    1452 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Going home to jump into Fragshack right now. Maybe we can get a good Friday night sesh going.

    I'll jump on it in another hour or so and will seed it for hours. I'll do the same tomorrow starting in the later morning.
  • MrJayPee71
    202 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Gents - I’m in Europe but I absolutely salute your efforts with this and wish you good luck.
  • ronybaloney
    235 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Had 12 players on yesterday for a while. I actually thought it was gonna happen. Silly me. :/
  • Forkbeard84
    1506 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Had 12 players on yesterday for a while. I actually thought it was gonna happen. Silly me. :/

    I've been on a few times, still have not seen it go yet.
  • ronybaloney
    235 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Always have to resort to R2BFV servers to play anything but vanilla in the US West. So depressing. I still think DICE should offer way less servers so it would force people to play more "mixed"/"DLC" maps. Am I wrong in my thinking?
    Wish they would get rid of quickmatch entirely.
  • -Antares65z
    1452 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    You would think that EA would be turning off some servers by now. The R2BFV ones offer little other than draining a lot of traffic from the other servers. They're mainly the reason why more players haven't focused on getting Mixed Maps servers going. I noticed over the weekend that on PS4, the ADHD rented server on east coast got going. So that shows that there are some players looking at the Browser. Too bad ADHD isnt running all the maps. Only like half of them. I'll keep FragShack up for awhile longer. Might take some time and a little luck with those R2BFV servers eventually shutting down. Might force more players to start doing a manual search for servers. I'll sit on the server more too. Slacked on it over the weekend. Thanks for your help in trying to get something going.
  • ronybaloney
    235 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Honestly, I thank my lucky stars that DICE brought back the R2BFV servers so at least we get to play some different maps! You know I am in the same boat with you that we need more people using server browser and getting mixed/dlc servers going, but I've been trying in vain for so long now I think I'm resigned to the fact it's just never gonna happen. I'll never understand it.
  • -Antares65z
    1452 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited January 31
    Honestly, I thank my lucky stars that DICE brought back the R2BFV servers so at least we get to play some different maps! You know I am in the same boat with you that we need more people using server browser and getting mixed/dlc servers going, but I've been trying in vain for so long now I think I'm resigned to the fact it's just never gonna happen. I'll never understand it.

    Unfortunately I agree and have also pretty much given up on it too. Maybe it will change if they turn those R2BFV servers off. Too bad they don't run more maps on them 10 would be good. The fact that you see so many full ones proves. Ost players out there have the DLC.
  • ronybaloney
    235 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    Hmmm.... I always assumed that R2BFV servers were available to base game players? Sort of DICE's gift to the vanilla guys who might want a taste of the other maps?
    If R2BFV servers are really only available to DLC/Premium folks than I am even more disturbed/annoyed/peeved off than usual about people not going for mixed-map servers. I know I'm beating a dead horse to death here, but do long time players and premium owners seriously only use quickmatch????? Can't wrap my head around it.
  • -Antares65z
    1452 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited February 1
    You're probably right about the R2BFV maps being available for everyone. However I do believe that probably at least 60%-70%, if not more, of today's players own the DLC maps. Many come from other games that don't offer a server browser. All they know is match making/quick match. That trend will only grow in time and it won't be long until we're saying - 'Remember in the old days when we use to have a server browser.' Games die because of lack of variety. Quick Match has killed off the other BF1 game modes and on consoles, QM will kill off the DLC maps sooner than later. I'll have grown bored and moved on by then. I'm already bored of the lack of variety on PS4.
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