Brian Mar 5, 2013 @ 5:20am
Are Skial servers bad servers?
I've heard a lot of people say that Skial servers are bad, but I never really understood WHY they are bad. I know some of the things people say are true (Skial uses bots if the overall number of players is below 12), but that's not too bad, is it?

"They don't have a lot of mod support"
That is kind of true, but Skial servers always have options to vote kick and stuff, so I don't see a problem (plus, you have the mute option if someone micspams), so you don't need moderators all the time. (and if you think you do, that's like asking your parents if you can live in their basement and for them to spoon feed you)

"All Skial servers have scrubs in them, and it isn't worth my time to fight them"
Usually, when the servers are around full (24-32 player full) it tends to have skilled players in it, and you barely even notice any scrubs. (because you're too busy to hate on the new players when you have a lot of stuff going on around you)

"No good players play on Skial servers because everyone knows they are trash"
Stabby sometimes plays on Skial servers when he livestreams, and so does STAR_ a few times, so I don't know what you're talking about (and I've seen a fair number of pub stars too)

Do you think Skial servers are bad? If you do, please tell me why. Numerous amounts of people call me a scrub because I play on Skial servers, and they never tell me why.
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Dr. Jack Bright Mar 5, 2013 @ 5:40am 
Skial servers generally aren't that bad, it's really just a kind of stereotype that everyone hops on the bandwagon for. I've played on Skial, and they are pretty laid back (Not the players though, they hate micspam for some reason). Overall, it depends on who you're playing with, just like any server.
DINOSAUR FISTING SIMULATOR 2014 Mar 5, 2013 @ 5:41am 
yes
PlebNC (UK) Mar 5, 2013 @ 6:08am 
I think they're ok. Not many mod-servers but then I don't play the mods (can't be bothered to download on my awful internet connection). I like that they alot of servers for each map only as well as gamemode specific only (like payload only). Can't really complain. Difficult to complain about players as they come and go (and people in general are ♥♥♥♥♥♥bags).

What I do hate are Pinion servers that force me to sit for 15 seconds while an ad that won't buffer plays and wastes the setup time for defenders. I get it's to generate money to run the servers but if I don't care for the ads is a "skip ad" button so hard?
Brian Mar 5, 2013 @ 7:06am 
Originally posted by PlebNC (UK):

What I do hate are Pinion servers that force me to sit for 15 seconds while an ad that won't buffer plays and wastes the setup time for defenders. I get it's to generate money to run the servers but if I don't care for the ads is a "skip ad" button so hard?
Yea, I can see why people hate Pinion, but I have enough patience, so it doesn't really bother me all that much.
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[nWo] Renrir "๖ۣۜFox³" Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:04am 
Originally posted by Brian:
Originally posted by PlebNC (UK):

What I do hate are Pinion servers that force me to sit for 15 seconds while an ad that won't buffer plays and wastes the setup time for defenders. I get it's to generate money to run the servers but if I don't care for the ads is a "skip ad" button so hard?
Yea, I can see why people hate Pinion, but I have enough patience, so it doesn't really bother me all that much.
It didn't bother me at first, but when it interrupted me in battle(true story) I remember that every time I see it.
Brian Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:34am 
Originally posted by Fox³:
Originally posted by Brian:
Yea, I can see why people hate Pinion, but I have enough patience, so it doesn't really bother me all that much.
It didn't bother me at first, but when it interrupted me in battle(true story) I remember that every time I see it.
That's weird. It only happens to me when I just joined or at the beginning of a new match, not in the middle of the actual game.
TheGoodTheBadAndTheGibus (Banned) Mar 5, 2013 @ 9:04am 
At least skial don't have a stupid, cheap pay2win model to keep their crappy lag servers going for the nubs who wanted to pay to get an unfair advantage *cough SAIGNS cough*
Sentient_Toaster Mar 5, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
They're not that bad. Play level is *usually* not that skilled, but it does vary.

They do tend to be all-talk, which is a mixed bag. If you're in the mood for casual conversation -- discussion of your favorite adult beverages, for instance :D -- that's fun. All-talk gets in the way of coordinating with your team, though, since you can't discuss anything without letting the opposing team listen in unless you all join a separate non-all-talk voice chat system. For instance, it's harder to justify letting your team know your ubercharge level if the opponents also get to listen in.

Yes, you could in theory still use text chat, but it's much more likely to not be noticed esp. by front-line combat classes who may be too busy in heavy combat to be continually checking text -- let alone to stop moving/firing long enough to type a reply.
Element Mar 5, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
Skial servers are fine in my opinion, although the alltalk can screw things up sometimes.
Edventuris Jul 1 @ 7:31am 
Skial isnt really that bad. The bad one is usually Saigns.de, err, when they are empty. I think we all know why...
Edventuris Jul 1 @ 7:32am 
Skial isnt really that bad. The bad one is usually Saigns.de, err, when they are empty. I think we all know why...
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