I look and see five people are playing on a server - jump on and no one is home. Think I will ever come back to that server? No I won't...
Quake 3 let you put bots on a server. Some people would leave two bots on in hopes it would attract others to join (and give them some bots to shoot while they waited). That wasn't such a great idea. But without even bots to shoot it double sucks.
lol - sorry, Google translation will probably not do too well with this post.
Its a stupid idea only to be considered by stupid people, yes.
As GaSplat explained, the majority of gamers will get on a server stating 5/12 or 10/12 etc, see no one is there, call the sysadmin of the server a choice four letter word in their head, leave and never return.
punisher, some people will say an idea is stupid if they don't think it is a good idea. It might not be very polite, but it reflects their opinion of the idea. Don't bother taking it personally.
I would also point out that the link you give on modtheater also indicates the people there thought it was a bad idea and explained why - just as we did here. All you will do is annoy someone who is looking for others to play against.
The modtheater link took the idea one step further, saying they wanted to set up a "fake" server to direct people to the real server. This is another weird idea that makes no sense. If your server is on the list, why do you need another server listing to attract people to your real server. We have enough spam in our email, we don't need it in the game server listings.
In any event, I do not believe what you want to do can be readily accomplished.
Don't you understand that filtering is a user choice.
The choose to remove empty servers because they don't want to play on empty servers, by tricking people to joining your server they are more than likely to get annoyed by you and less likely to visit your server again.
Get a small group of friends to play on your server regularly and they will come.
You are right, I just asked if and how it is done. I have a clan and the players, no problem, I asked, if possible. Nothing more. I do not want to cheat the players. Τhanks anyway, maybe not a good idea this :salute: