[bf1942] BF2 Server?

Brigham Stevens brs at vikingmind.com
Thu Dec 2 04:04:10 EST 2004

This is a really bad decision that will harm my gaming community. Thank 
You EA!

All of my players are leaving then when BF2 comes out to go play on 
other servers. YAAY.

All the support we have given EA which has helped the windows server 
become better... All the money and time spent building a great gaming 
community to help EA sell products... And this is what we get in return? 
EA abandons CTF - even though you can ask any player, it has 
dramatically increased the life of this title by offering another play 
style that honestly was not that much extra work.

I have been a huge fan and mega supporter, and I am really very 
dissapointed in this series of decisions that EA seems to always make 
based soley on money and not caring about the players and the server 
admins who work hard to make the games work. We spent our money and our 
time... Why won't EA back us up on this? Why would EA not add another 
resource to the project to build the servers in paralell so on day one 
they can have way more servers green lighted? I would be there with EA 
at launch.. But I won't be able to now.

Michael Ressen wrote:

> Andreas Fredriksson wrote:
>> Sean Decker (BF2's producer) explicitly said it was OK to share this 
>> information with you, so I am. He is the one calling the shots on 
>> large-scale planning in the project.
>> I'm sad to say that my managers have assigned me to other areas over 
>> the course of this project and I will most likely not get the time I 
>> would need to bring you a high quality Linux server at ship time.
>> I really wanted to make this product launch with excellent Linux 
>> support from the start, but it's not my call.
>> // Andreas
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dave Snodgrass [mailto:packtloss at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Fri 11/26/2004 5:59 PM
>> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>> Subject: [bf1942] BF2 Server?
>> Hey - I'm a tad confused. Andreas has been keeping us posted/asking
>> questions about linux binaries, but now i read in an interview today
>> that linux binaries wont be ready at launch time. Anyone know if this
>> is the real official word? If so, how long will we be waiting?
>> ./d
> Andreas,
> Thanks for sharing this info at this time, instead of us finding out 
> at launch.   But I think Sean needs to know how important it is to 
> have the Linux/BSD servers available at launch time.   Some recent 
> game publishes have been signifigantly hurt by a lack of a *nix-based 
> dedicated server, and without support from the entire GSP community, 
> BF2 will get less than half the possible exposure from them.
> I understand you are unable to change the production direction, but 
> I'm sure the rest of us on the list would like to urge some 
> reconsideration by Sean, as that decision will certainly affect 
> whether we offer the game to customers or not.
> /BA
> Michigan Burbs

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