Count me in (From NT)
I have waited a few times and no one plays on the AUS servers.
Guess we all go where the numbers are!
Hey Spiritwalken, added you to the list
Yeah, I almost always just jump straight to Stompy Robots or Funbocks, since even with 300 ping the game's still very playable.
It might be worth organising times for people to join the Australian servers, perhaps?
Yeah I'd say until we get a large enough group going that you could be waiting a while until someone else happened across the server and jumped in which is why I think the register will help.
Speaking in general to everyone, I actually ran into Nicosar (Terragent) last night in Shivaxi's US server (the only server last night with anyone in it during our active time) but even with a couple other high ping players, no one else owned up to being an aussie. If I had recognised another 1-2 or more aussies though I would have suggested we move over to the aussie server at the end of the match.
It's definitely a saving grace that due to the way the game plays, high pings remain very playable...to a certain point that is anyway. My brother exceeds 400+ and often gets auto kicked from the server for having too high a ping.
I think organising a time would be good except for the fact that I don't play regularly at the moment and I'd say this is the same for a number of people. Instead very similarly (at least for the time being), I suggest we simply make a few time windows for people to join and wait for 5 minutes to see if enough other people also turn up, if not then simply leave after 5 minutes and jump into whatever server is populated.
Let me know what everyone thinks of the below 2 hourly time windows: Aussie [AU] Server Check Times Window 1
9:00 - 9:05pm VIC
time = SA
@ 8:30pm / NT
@ 7:30pm / WA
@ 6pm Window 2
11:00 - 11:05pm VIC
time = SA
@ 10:30pm / NT
@ 9:30pm / WA
@ 8pm Window 3
1:00 - 1:05am VIC
time = SA
@ 12:30am / NT
@ 11:30pm / WA
If you do recognise 2-3 other players from the register in the same server as you though, suggest to them about moving to the AU server at the end of your current match and that way any other aussie players coming online afterwards will see the server populated and also join in.