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Homefront Aussie servers to be doubled

Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 06:06 GMT By Brenna Hillier

THQ has provided on update on Australia’s troubled Homefront servers, promising fixes, apologising for a recent outage, and plotting to double server capacity.

According to Ausgamers, THQ and Kaos are in the dark as to the cause of an outage on Monday morning, but continuing to seek a solution.

THQ has blamed ongoing problems on unexpected demand, and promised to double server capacity above and beyond last week’s additions. New servers are said to have been delivered and are in the installation process.

Low pings, particularly frustrating for jaded Australians expecting decent matches from dedicated serves, will be addressed in three ways. The problem of Australian players being placed in games with US competitors when local servers are full will be partway solved by increased server capacity.

Additionally, servers will begin implementing a ping limit when matchmaking, and an update to the player-facing ping meter will be adjusted to give players a more accurate representation of connection speeds.

The last will be applied via a global title update, with an ETA forthcoming.

Homefront is out now, and has stormed the UK charts.

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8 Comments

  1. Rosseu

    is this game any good?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Crysis

    @1, It’s meh, SP is short & buggy but it’s story is good, the MP is fun, sort of like a Battlefield game, but nothing ground breaking.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. polygem

    some say it´s ok…good it´s definitely not. imo it´s terrible. it looks very dated. some gameplay decissions are superbad (in the campaign you constantly have to wait for your squadmates – and then THEY kill the enemy to clear the pass and stuff like that – it´s freaking 90´s gameplay but in a bad way)…the sp is only 5 hours long/short. the story idea is quite interesting and many said it is a very emotional experieince…i ended up skipping the cutscenses…the mp is ok but with bugs and really nothing that keeps me hooked having reach, black ops and BFBC2 as an option- the mp as well…it looks like a joke. i´m not a graphic whore but this really is uninspired artwork and design. many xbl arcade games look better these days. the sound is terrible as well. the animations are actually…well guess it….terrible. it´s ok and not superannoying to play through, but i would never ever recommend buying homefront. they didn´t put much love into this game-just make easy cash with a soso ok shooter, marketing it good and it ill sell well…and it worked. better not support that attitude. if you want an ok shooter pick MOH it´s the much better mediocore sidedish shooter. crysis 2 is probably the better option this month with a 10 hour + sp – but i havent played it yet and the mp beta was terrible as well…can´t wait for brink, rage and BF3 shooterwise…blalalablaa…sorry…just finished homefront and it felt good to spread the word.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Crysis

    If you’re in the market for a shooter, Crysis 2 is getting dozens of 9′s from reviewers, then again-so did CoD 6 & that was (IMO) such a lifeless game, 7 was an improvement but still not worth the retail price.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Redh3lix

    I purchased for the multiplayer alone. Mind numbingly bad graphics, but great gameplay. Much better than any COD title.

    Only trouble is the game freezes but they’ve promised a patch very soon.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    I’m getting the impression that dedicated servers and “play now/quick match” type auto-matchmaking still haven’t found the balance. You get the same garbage in Bad Company 2, you get dropped in servers god knows where and you end up with severe lag disadvantage, you shoot a full clip into a dudes head from behind and he turns around and one-shots you with a pea shooter and 100% health. At least in Homefront there are ping indicators, in BC2 you have to get killed round corners and through impenetrable cover to find out if the server it’s lagging.

    If matchmaking on dedicated servers it’s still this ropey then it was too early to abandon server browsers, I for one would rather wait for space in a decent server or not play at all rather than be dumped into a game where I can’t compete due to ping.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. shmacko

    Homefront is crap.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. chook

    I have to agree with shmacko. Crap!

    #8 3 years ago

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