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Multiplayer still alive?

Multiplayer still alive?

Hey guys, I saw the demo at a friends place and really liked it, but I will only buy it if there is an active multiplayer community. So are there still servers around (for PC version) and do people actively play this game? Or maybe MIdway?

Thanks for any info!

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Re: Multiplayer still alive?

For both game, dont expect 100's of servers up and running, there is still people around that play it from time to time, just dont expect a lot of people and keep your eye on the world clock because you may notice more people on at different times then others.

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Re: Multiplayer still alive?

Midway has some active players - there is still no problem with servers and enemies. The best time for playing - weekend and european evenings (in ordinary days). Game is really cheap  - take it and come to play. And as Tipsy said - don't expect 100 servers, but if you are patient, then there will be no problem with other players. I have no idea about Pacific - since a month im trying to make Skinpack for Midway then i'm playing Midway only.

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Re: Multiplayer still alive?

I just bought BSP and play it through Windows LIVE! 

I'd love to get some milti-player games going, but there never seems to be anyone to play with/against.

I'm in Los Angeles and play in the evenings usually.

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in BSM is a lot  players, more than bsp

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Maybe I'll pick that one up as well.  I downloaded the demo on Steam, but haven't played it yet.  Is it any different than BSP as far as graphics and game play?

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The gameplay differs a lot, but you'll like the BSM gameplay more (just like everyone else here ag ).
We are trying to get more people online on BSM by releasing various homemade maps, you should download them aswell if you buy the full game ad .

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i think the gerund why more people play bsm is that the mutli player in bsp is boring (i find it boring too). in midway there are many more options with multiplayers. only god at bsp are the grafic and the campaigns. the rest sucks! bsm-multiplayer 4 life =D

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