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Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:52 pm
by Red Beard
So is it official that Dustin is no longer hosting Bio rooms? I could probably guess at the logic behind this, but it would be nice to hear it stated. If you are indeed getting rid of your Bio hosts for good, could you elaborate on why you think this is a good idea?

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:40 am
by SmotPoker
My host has only been down once due to me thinking i could close my laptop screen without closing the server..
I will soon run a ghost server off my other machine to make it much easier /

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:43 pm
by dustin
I will continue to host Biodeux.

I've been playing around a little with the amount of hosts and settings based on people's feedback.

It's nice to see other hosts stepping up too. Thanks Smot :smt023

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:08 pm
by Red Beard
Cool, good to know. I just noticed that there hadn't been any of your bio hosts up for a while (hard to say for how long, that was just my perception), while all of the other maps were still up. They were down long enough that I figured I'd ask. Thanks for the response!

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:34 pm
by SmotPoker
My pleasure :smt109

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:31 pm
by plane crazy
TY Smot for the bio host.

Any chance you could bump the cont bonus % ? 20% is so low it is causing marathons. 30% + is a game changer and will cause fewer marathons.

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:08 pm
by Pars
plane crazy wrote:
Any chance you could bump the cont bonus % ? 20% is so low it is causing marathons. 30% + is a game changer and will cause fewer marathons.
I have taken a look at the last 30 FH Games in Smot's host. Average game is 12.2 rounds,that would give 10-15 minutes games.
Average game that takes 10-15 min is not "marathon friendly" settings if you ask me.
We could try 30%, but that would mean you need to get more lucky with the starts(less strategy).

A better option in my opinion is limits of 25 or 30 minutes of matches, if it's possible.

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:26 am
by plane crazy
Sorry but 30 games of stats don't tell the story.

After playing 8000 games of bio, I know the differential between low cont bonus at the start of the game and the card bonus being high exponentially does not give enough income to the game leaders in the first dozen rounds. These game leaders worked hard to get cont income and hold it, yet are not rewarded with enough income to be as aggressive as they need to be to keep the game from stalling. Once the card bonus becomes really high in the 12th to15th round or so, then shit shakes out but it makes for a unnecessarily longer game that is stalled until the higher card bonus kicks in.

I also really like timers. 30 min. timer in bio is a nice feature.

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:19 pm
by Pars
plane crazy wrote:Sorry but 30 games of stats don't tell the story.
30 games is not much, how about 60?
The last 60 games has an average of 11,8 rounds.
(Bio Crisp Smot's host)

Your turn to present your data.

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:20 pm
by Symbiosis
Former host who shall not be named made a bunch of really great graphs during one of his manic phases:

viewtopic.php?p=310047#p310047

viewtopic.php?p=311852#p311852

I know there are more, but don't know where to find them.

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:35 pm
by SmotPoker
I have bumped to 25% bonus and a 35 minute timer, let me know how it goes.

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:46 am
by Bean
I guess one squawk is all it takes, so this is me squawking that IRE is missing.

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:55 pm
by SmotPoker
I am now hosting one of those also but am unaware of the settings, so please let me know how you want it.

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:58 pm
by SmotPoker
weird, on my end it says im hosting both games, but i dont see the IRE on the tracker..

ah heres the problem? i can only host 1 server at a time?

✱ Starting LuxServer with local IP ******** port 6619 and waiting for network players to join... ✱
✱ Only one LuxServer may be active at a time ✱
✱ The LuxServer has shutdown ✱
✱ Welcome to online Lux. Here's the list of chat commands you can use ✱

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:20 pm
by The Silken Knot
Thank you, Smotty. Love your Bio host. :smt058

Re: Sillysoft no longer hosting Biodeux?

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:15 am
by dustin
Sillysoft hosts have all been reset now.

Smot, if you want to host multiple rooms, you need to run the headless host version.