Ever since we created the International Channels for non-SG and non-MY players to play in, there has been a lot of complaints from you guys. I really don't see where the problem is. Maybe I need another discussion session with all of you to try to explain what is happening and why.
For a short version of my rant, scroll all the way down until you see green words.
What is happening
We started with 2 channels renamed to International Brigade, and had non-SG and non-MY players restricted to them for playing SF.
We have complaints that it is laggy, and the Vietnamese are foul in their language, and there's not enough players in the SG Brigades.
Then, we changed to 3 channels, taking over Brigade-10.
We have complaints that it is laggy, and the Vietnamese are foul in their language, and there's not enough players in the SG Brigades. And there are complaints that Brigade-10 is the Clan War Brigade.
Recently, we made 6 of them into International Brigades.
We have complaints that it is laggy, and the Philippinos are foul in their language, and there's not enough players in the SG Brigades.
Why these are happening
Vietnam SF had to be closed due to the government's orders. I don't have the details, but you might want to search for it yourself.
Ever since VSF's closure, our numbers have increased, but most rooms have more VN players than SG players. In order to make this version of SF dedicated to Singapore, we created international channels and restricted all non-SG and non-MY players there. This means players from Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, etc, can play in SGSF, but only in the International Brigades. They have zero access to the SG Brigades.
Ever since this restriction, we see that there are about 200 players from Vietnam, and only 30 from SG. With more players in the International Brigades then SG Brigades, SG players are going to the International Brigades.
Brigade-10 is quite a unique issue for me. I know most of our players are loyal fans of the Special Force game, but to follow USF and use Brigade-10 for scrims only... This is Singapore SF, not America SF. If we are to follow exactly the same as USF and maintain Brigade-10 for scrims only, then how are we any different from USF? This is our own server, our own version of the game. Why not make it uniquely Singapore? This is why we made the effort to create an SOF, a PASKAL, we asked for Black Devil able permanently instead of event only, and we decided to update with some of KSF's latest updates instead of following the same small updates as USF. You don't need Brigade-10 to be scrim only. Make it Brigade-01, the first channel that you see. Make it the one channel for true players who scrim. Let Brigade-02 be the place for non-hardcore players. Who needs Brigade-10 and USF now that you have your own place and your own rules?
Recently, with PSF having some issues, they hav come to SGSF for some refuge. It's like when a country is at war, and the innocents want to run from it. We are giving them shelter. Some of them like SGSF, and if they want to stay, we do not want to reject them. Once again, we do restrict them to only the International Channels, because our Singaporean players should have their space.
Right now, you see that only 6 of the 12 Singapore channels are for Singaporeans only. This is only because we don't have enough Singaporean players yet. Imagine, if all 12 channels are filled with local players, do you think we will remove the International Brigades and make space for Singaporeans? HELL YES! We are waiting for more Singaporeans to come and play. We are preparing to create Singapore Server 2 for you. We only need to press a few keys, and SGSF can hold the entire populaiton of Singapore!
So where is the problem?
You do not need to go to International Brigades to play.
You can stay in the SG Brigades and avoid VN and PH players.
You can visit the Malaysia Brigades and avoid VN and PH players.
VN and PH players cannot visit SG Brigades.
If they cannot visit SG Brigades, they cannot lag your game.
If they cannot visit SG Brigades, they cannot speak an unknown language.
If they cannot visit SG Brigades, they cannot use foul language on you.
SG Brigades need more people.
Call your friends.
Call your school mates.
Call your neighbours.
Call your Facebook friends.
We are advertising, but the most powerful advertising is when a friend introduces another friend. If a stranger tells you, "This candy is good", will you take it? If your friend tells you, "This candy is good", will you take it? The same concept for SF applies.
We are not invincible. We need help, as do any and all companies in the world. Do you know that even your school needs advertising? They do it in that oversized, heavy book of a list of schools. They state the school name, their achievements, and why students should enrol in their school after PSLE. It's advertising!
So do think about the situation carefully.
If you don't want to play with Philippine players, don't go to International Brigades.
If SG Brigades do not have enough players, call your friends.
The Short of It - Rant & Rave
Regarding Vietnam and Philippines players: You do not go to International Brigade.
Regarding empty SG channels: You call your friends to play.
I plan to use this link and copy and paste it to every and all comments in forum, Facebook, everywhere!