With this question I aim to understand the exact reason behind the absence of popular public game servers (e.g. Call of Duty Servers) in certain countries/geographies and what can gamers do, if they can, to solve the problem.
I am looking for local/nearby public servers because my gaming experience joining the available servers, which are mostly in Europe or US, was very frustrating because of my high ping value, which is probably because of the physical distance in between. For more details about the problem, please read this question I had asked earlier -
Good public/dedicated call of duty servers list for players in India please!!
Note - I am not asking you guys to provide me a list of servers in this question.I am instead asking what could be a generic and sustainable solution to this problem. This is not a localised problem in India or Pakistan or Brazil. Please try to understand the frustration we are going through and try to contribute to make this discussion helpful to many others like me.
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Some Ideas and description
I am sure I am not the first person facing this issue and there are lots more who are looking for the solution to this. One idea that came to my mind was what if me and my friends purchase some hosting space in India (server physically located in India) and initially bear the hosting cost ourselves for some time. What if we simultaneously advertise about this and attract players from India. Then when the server gets popular, which I guess will most probably be, we will start charging some minimum fees to keep playing and this will pay back our expenses. Is that a good idea guys? But I wonder how come I have never heard about any such advertisement? Is this a tried and failed idea guys? Can anyone tell me something.
Please note that I am a software developer by profession so if there is anything to be done using those skills, I can do it but am not much aware of the details of hosting services. I have never purchased a hosting space. Please give some feedback or any other ideas guys. Those who can answer some questions related to the actual details of hosting a dedicated game server can check this question http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/12465/hosting-a-public-dedicated-game-server-with-user-authentication
I do not think this is a localised issue and a sustainable solution will help a large number of gaming enthusiast.
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