This (terrible) server, named "shazam33 @Bazis" is a shazam33 24/7 server with a elim time 1 second.
Before I moan more about the server, here is a spawning bug I discovered: http://banterous.co.uk/demo/1389
As you can see, the player spawns in the same place 22/23 times, allowing me to line that spot and kill him over and over.
The number of spawns on this map is 20 in total, 10 per side.
It is clear that the probability of spawning in that spawn point was not 1/20=0.05. I want to know what is going on here? Why did the game decide to spawn him there so many times in a row and if it was on a loop, why did he suddenly stop spawning there after 22 times, was it because he said something in the game chat?
From this thread:http://dplogin.com/forums/index.php?topic=26391.0
I believe thats actually more complicated, with server choosing spawn without enemies nearby. But i'm not a expert in this matter.
So you can at least theoretically determine where you will spawn. Also as paintball cannot be fully random (actually C++ has pretty bad pseudo-random generator) it is therefore possible to predict what server will choose next. But it's all beyond simple choose.
Payl might be on to something. Since discovering the first loop spawn, I discovered another one, and it seems that the player will almost always spawn in the furthest away spawn provided that no other enemy players influence the system.
If correct, this can have big influences on the way respawn caps are played. i.e. to make the enemy respawn as far away from your base as possible so you have some speed advantage in capping.
Spawns are random, controlled on the server side.
This is incorrect.
Also, apart from the fact that this server is an ultra speed server which I don't agree with- it gives the game no flow, the time limit is 999 mins and the fraglimit is also high. Therefore there is no objective play and just spawnkilling. If the spawn system is broken at a respawn time of 1s, this server shouldn't exist.
Furthermore, the balls have a weird characteristic of curving upwards. At long distances if you shoot a ball it will land way above your crosshair instead of below your crosshair. It's like the gravity of the balls have changed but not for the players.
Please delete this server or change it's settings Bazis.