Author Topic: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.  (Read 1860 times)

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Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« on: Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 08:59:37 PM »
This saddens me.

End of an era....

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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 09:20:09 PM »
See, this is what sucks about online-only games.  It's like.. okay, I loved that game, and now I don't get to play it ever again.  How... horrible.

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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 09:30:03 PM »
There are rumblings. It might survive. Fingers are crossed.

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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, July 19, 2007, 04:23:43 AM »
I like how they threw it in the middle of the list with the worst games ever made. I wonder how much online play Professional Bull Rider 2 and 3-D Ultra Cool Pool got.

But yeah, that sucks.

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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, July 19, 2007, 02:08:06 PM »
See, this is what sucks about online-only games.  It's like.. okay, I loved that game, and now I don't get to play it ever again.  How... horrible.
Agreed.

So, wait -- w/ Tribes, you could never just plan on any old computer server?
You had to play over Sierra's servers?

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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, July 19, 2007, 02:18:47 PM »
No no, the master server is where every other server reports to. When you go into your game browser, it pings the master server. The master server sends you a list of currently running servers, which you can then ping and join. Without a master server, finding servers to play on becomes much more difficult.

So, as an update to the Tribes situation. Garage Games (made up of ex-Dynamix people, who made Tribes) are going to try set up a master server and get Vivendi/Sierra to forward the domain to them so the game will still function as normal. So there is hope left.

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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, July 19, 2007, 02:26:23 PM »
No no, the master server is where every other server reports to. When you go into your game browser, it pings the master server. The master server sends you a list of currently running servers, which you can then ping and join. Without a master server, finding servers to play on becomes much more difficult.
Okay, so here's my next question -- do MOST MP-Only based games (like RTCW: ET, Battlefield series, Unreal Tournament series, etc etc) go this route???

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So, as an update to the Tribes situation. Garage Games (made up of ex-Dynamix people, who made Tribes) are going to try set up a master server and get Vivendi/Sierra to forward the domain to them so the game will still function as normal. So there is hope left.
That's good that Garage is trying to do something about the situation and all.

Vivendi/Sierra still owns the Tribes IP, right?? So, do you think Vivendi/Sierra will allow Garage to do such a thing???

Oh, BTW -- it really sucks that Vivendi is doing nothing is w/ the Tribes IP for futures Tribes games, right now.

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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, July 19, 2007, 02:56:37 PM »
If by "most" you mean "all", then yes. They all have master servers.

Yes, VU still own the Tribes brand. They might allow GG to host the master server. Don't really see a reason for them not to allow it since it would only mean the game stays up. But VU is pretty stupid so we'll see.


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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 05:14:01 PM »
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Re: Sad panda: Tribes master server shutting down.
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 05:59:36 PM »
I think I just filled the cup.