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Has everyone's opinions on the booking system reversed?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat Room' started by Matty28, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Matty28

    Matty28 Simracer

    I have been wondering why the online seems so empty at times recently and why there seems to be the same few servers with people in (GTs at Spa, drift and Nord practice). Someone recently posted about how their server list was completely empty and it was because they had limited the search too much, so then I had a look at what my search restrictions were and I had it set to only show servers that don't require booking.

    Now before when booking was the only way to join a server I saw loads of complaints about it and how it should be scrapped. Look what I found when I searched for non-booking vs when I searched for booking as well:
    No booking servers:
    1.png
    With booking servers:
    2.png

    All these servers are public too. So were the people complaining before non-booking the vocal minority, has everyone's opinions changed in favour of booking or am I missing something?
     

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  3. Ben Lee

    Ben Lee Alien

    I don't understand the booking thing at all. How does it work?
     
  4. Booking servers show full because they are booked; not necessarily because there is actually people in them.
     
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  5. Quffy

    Quffy Alien

    My suggestion is for Kunos to change the default selected filters, it may confuse new users. So, basically the only thing pre-selected should be: "show servers that don't require booking". Maybe the ones with empty and full servers too, but the "show servers that don't require booking" is mostly the mandatory one.
     
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  6. nijeat

    nijeat Simracer

    The point of the booking is to be able to gather people till race without having them join the server. But AC's booking doesn't work the way for now, that the booking is only allowed during booking session where is only waiting time, and once the session is over nobody is allowed to join. I think booking+the conventional system would be practical and nice that is kind of iracing style.
     
  7. Bailey

    Bailey Alien

    This is the case. I don't think that the lack of people online is due to anything other than less people playing over time. The number of people are going to spike at updates/releases and lull/decrease in between.
    ~Bailey
     
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  8. Bailey

    Bailey Alien

    If I understood that post correctly, you may be doing things incorrectly. Now that I think about it, AC booking is very much like iRacing.
    ~Bailey
     
  9. Quffy

    Quffy Alien

    Servers with booking avoid people joining mid-race and using the track at the same time a race is running?
     
  10. ears1991

    ears1991 Alien

    yes but that should be possible in freejoin mode after 1.1.
     
  11. nijeat

    nijeat Simracer

    I'm talking about what joining is simply not allowed once the booking session is over. And I think allowing the booking up to qualifying would be fine even though there's some join lag.
     
  12. ears1991

    ears1991 Alien

    is there actually a join lag though? the keygetys feejoin system is a mix of booking and pickup mode afaik and lets people join with cars without needing them definied in an entry list and theres no lag that i know of. guessing they went for the super limited system they did for the sake of potato pc's
     
  13. nijeat

    nijeat Simracer

    The freejoin is completely free in lag wise because when you join the freejoin server you load all the entry beforehand, and that is why no lag even though someone joins the server during race.

    Apart from that, the conventional system is bound to have lags as loading car. But nontheless it can postpone the loading until pit in.
     
  14. Bailey

    Bailey Alien

    I am lost due to the choice of your words here.
    You are able to join the server after booking has finished, given that you booked.
    ~Baiely
     
  15. nijeat

    nijeat Simracer

    Ahh right right, my bad sorry. I meant new booking-then-joining is not allowed.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
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  16. Matty28

    Matty28 Simracer

    Ah that would explain it. I will join a few and see if that's the case.
    Didn't you use it when it was the only way? You book a place in a server while it is in booking mode and then it allows you to join when booking is over.
     
  17. booking with custom entry list are used in several leagues/communities, it prevents other people to join in case of a tournament event, etc.
     
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  18. bigbawmcgraw

    bigbawmcgraw Alien

    Try highlighting the booking only tab.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
     
  19. it is actually a bit confusing, we have some people in out league that miss races because don't understand about the booking, the filters, I know, there's 1 in 30 maybe with that problem, specially when you manage 2 servers, one for practice, pickup mode, and the qualy/race server using booking/entry list.
    i guess the best way to run servers for leagues is having one in pickup and the 2nd with booking until the qualify starting time/schedule. so you can request booking and meanwhile go to the other to practice.
    sorry for the off topic
     
  20. martcerv

    martcerv Alien

    When there were only booking servers I never bothered to join many public servers. The system doesnt work with a limited booking time no book servers are a much better option for many reasons with public servers. For leagues a prebooked server works best most times but also a not book password server is good.

    Main issues with the no book servers are not being able to close pits during a race, cars stuck on grid etc and these likely will be addressed in v 1.1.

    Why not have a prebooked server for a league race, then everyone just joins when they want. Needing a booking period for a league just seems pointless to me, if your not sure who will turn up or how many just make it a no book server with a password. Surely there is a way to communicate amongst members via a forums or teamspeak and people missing races for such reasons is a little odd, its not rocket science after all. :D
     
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  21. Niki Đaković

    Niki Đaković Hardcore Simmer

    Prebooked*

    Yellow shows a prebooked person.
    White shows an actual person on server, who was also prebooked at some time before.
     
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