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alex1984
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Requires OpenRA forum account

Post by alex1984 » Mon May 06, 2019 4:56 pm

I am trying to join a RAGL Official server and it has an icon that I require an OpenRA forum account. When I try and connect it says I do not have permission.

I have a forum account and it shows in the upper left corner 'alex1984' What is it that i am missing please?

Thanks

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anjew
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Re: Requires OpenRA forum account

Post by anjew » Mon May 06, 2019 10:58 pm

Those use a whitelist where only specific players (RAGL participants) may enter.

As it stands, i believe a server that employs authenticated users only and servers that have a whitelist display the same indications so its easy to mistake one for the other.

alex1984
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Re: Requires OpenRA forum account

Post by alex1984 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:10 pm

Thanks :)

How do you get whitelisted on the RAGL servers?
I wanted to spec a couple of players in a game following 2 or 3 games they had but could not join and everyone else could

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anjew
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Re: Requires OpenRA forum account

Post by anjew » Wed May 08, 2019 11:00 am

That's a shame to hear but I have heard similar stories of players just wanting to spec, it may or may not change in the future. I hope the experience didn't put you off.

The best options to be whitelisted are being an admin or being a player in RAGL. I don't think this system will change, especially in the short term.
The current RAGL season is very close to being over so you should see the whitelist change or at least not many players using the servers.

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Re: Requires OpenRA forum account

Post by netnazgul » Tue May 21, 2019 9:00 pm

Yes, this season we made a decision to provide whitelisted servers for players and officials (with, as I remember, 2 exceptions) so that players can have a more comfortable space to play, because it's hard to control an open server to have only trusted/fast spectators and exclude griefers and people that lag the game or cause disconnections. As the season is indeed almost over, servers will be disbanded and probably converted to common open servers.

Previously servers used a password authentication, but it's rather easy to obtain the password from open sources, so it only blocked total random people from entering and didn't help much.

We will look into it next season, but at the moment whitelisting seems to be the best compromise out of limited server moderation options OpenRA has.

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