I'm not trying to complain, or otherwise, I just felt like informing the people how badly European servers are. Now, first off - I'm European myself. I don't have an ounce of American in me so I'm allowed to say it. -
European servers are AWFUL. Please, tell me WHAT European servers are good, if there are any.
I've currently found only a handful of servers I've enjoyed playing on, and it's the BAD clan servers (what is that, 3 servers?). But sometimes, those servers aren't active, which is Euro time. But when I'm on US time, I love the people there, and I love playing with the Americans because they know how to play NS, and NS maps. And they use their mics a lot which is totally awesome too. I've been playing this game since 2004, but had many, many breaks in the past. Last break lasted two whole years or something, I haven't kept count, and I came back a couple of weeks ago. I am not a good commander, so I don't waste other people's gaming time on it, and I cannot play fade or onos so I rather spend my resources on RT's, MC's, SC's, DC's. I am probably not even a good player at all, I'm an average player. But I "finally" found an active Euro server today, it used to be a lot more back in the days, but when I came in to the server I was amazed at how differently people play from EU to US. When I compare Americans with Europeans, I only have one thing to say; Europeans can't play this game!
I came into the ONLY available server today, filled with people, called VH2.nl. They had my favorite map on, ns_veil. I joined the marines, and 5 minutes into the game, the commander still wasn't able to build a second IP. We told him to build one, over and over again, but he didn't listen. He just laughed in our face. When we realized that we only had 1 RT as well, we told him to get out and let somebody else play. Instead, he wasted all our resources on spamming, shotguns, health and ammo packs everywhere like he had done to begin with. About 7 minutes into the game the alien fades started coming in, we had 1 armor upgrade and a grenade upgrade... I told him to get out one more time, or recycle, so that the game could end, because he ruined the match doing absolutely nothing - because lets face it, who wants to fight for an hour at the marine start? The commander finally got out, started calling me names, and telling me to get in the chair. People started hopping in and out of the commander chair to buy shotguns, hmg's, etc, so that they could waste more of our time. So I went in to the command chair, not to save the marines, because how can you save something as terrible as that? I recycled so that we could finally end the (not so much NS) match. About 1/10 of the server said thank God I recycled. 9/10 started whining, and wanted me banned. 1 minute later I got banned.
I mean, about 15 servers and hardly 50 to 100 active players... and I got banned for doing the right thing. Well, it would have been the right thing on an American server, according to the Europeans I was being a ######.
Keep up the good work, kick and ban people, that's how you keep old players staying and the community together. That's the way to go when what was once a large community is hardly anything at all.