Originally posted by ATWA:start lobby and set it to official dedicated
Originally posted by T.:I am sick to death of the modded servers too - we keep our settings to official dedicated but 3 out of 4 times the server is not official and it is modded only at the very end so it becomes either completely fubar and unplayable due to endless tanks or some such OR it is so easy it is barely a fight. I mean what gives??? How do you know a server has been modded BEFORE you play through it because modded crap is not how I want to play.
Originally posted by T.:@Hellion - even though you are being a rude troll I will respond by saying it is better to say nothing than offer crap info. If I was able to buy or rent a server then I would have. But I am not able to rent a server and seeing as there are still plenty of public servers available I don't think it is too much to ask that someone post the changes to the server so anyone entering that area knows what changes have been made prior to playing. @BEARIZBLACK - why would they only glitch out in the very last map during the finale? Seriously, I have been playing this game since it came out and only in the past several months have I run into server after server of finale nonsense. Nothing else in the game is odd, glitchy or altered - just the ending. Granted on occasion I do run into some majorly altered servers but you can tell from the start....it is the rest of these that seem normal until the finale that are bugging me. I just want to play the game the way it was intended and knock out some more challenges. But I can't complete challenges when the finale is rigged one way or another.
Originally posted by Zombie Ninja:Modded servers add variation and customization for an almost infinite amount of ways to play a game. The thing about vanilla is that once all challenges have been completed, it hardly remains that way any more. It becomes a brisk walk in the park to the experienced player. For instance, take normal expert. It's so extremely calm and the only thing that gets you really tangled up are ♥♥♥♥-poor team-mates who do not know how to stick together and watch another's back. On the other hand, a modded server takes this idea of customization and makes it more inherent. Rather than a bland neutrality, things like perkmod and self-revive bring out player creativity and, if the server admin is clever enough, begins the game's transformatiion into a real personal and challenging way to play zombies differently each and every time.I don't get the hate against modded servers. Modded servers are what have kept me in the game. Vanilla is fun, for only a while. It is after the first year or so that it begins to lose its flair; variety becomes the solution to constant engagement. Besides, it only makes sense that four survivors would have different ways to deal with a zombie environment, as opposed to the bland classicalism presented by the original gameplay.
Originally posted by T.:I should have phrased differently - I don't hate the ability for people to mod servers as they wish, I simply prefer to know up front what I am getting into with a server that has been modded versus finding out later. I enjoy certain mods but not when I am specifically looking to work on challenges or play the 'vanilla' game with new players or friends.