The problem when we had that super fun 'splody™ night.... was that we had the super fun 'splody™ explosions, but by the time the server restarted itself and everyone reconnected.... all you got to see was the resulting hole in the ground. So you couldn't appreciate the actual explosions... it was more:
"has he detonated it yet?"
"ohh, he must have"
.... waiting ....
"ahh back on, ohh.... missed the fun... still.... that is a very nice hole in the ground"
-- while I agree blowing stuff up is a lot of fun, having to reconnect several times and missing most of the actual explosions.... takes some of the fun away.