[bf1942] BFVCC & BFVC3 ?

Rick Thompson fortweb at fortweb.com
Tue Mar 16 19:08:22 EST 2004

I can't believe I see people complaining about the server, you people 
complaining must be new to this because I have never seen such an attempt 
to get a nix dedicated server out prior to the release of the game. This 
guy busted his ass to get it to the point it is at now and anyone reading 
this list should be able to see that.

Complaining about testing? What the hell do you think you are doing right 
now? This is brand new and if your not ready to accept bugs being present 
you should  not be running it. You can't have it both ways... new ded 
server released before the game is out plus fully tested... come on now, be 

Complaining about communication? Man, I can't understand that at all. I see 
outstanding communication between the developer and the userbase taking 
place right here. If you honestly think this server/game release was poorly 
orchestrated you should try hosting Valve servers for awhile so you can 
gain an understanding of what the benchmark for a poor release is.

There are some issues, that is true but do a reality check! You had a nix 
server before the game was released, you had a number of the initial 
(inevitable) bugs worked out when the game went live and you have people 
actively working to tie up loose ends as fast as you can find them... what 
else can you ask for?

I won't buy the game until we can host the server. We won't host a server 
until we can sell them and we won't sell them until we have an admin tool 
available that allows control without direct machine access.

Not real happy about that because I am *really* looking forward to this 
game. However, I am confident it is going to happen fast and the topic has 
been beat to death over the last couple of weeks here so I think the point 
has been made, a good admin tool will be instrumental to the success of 
this game.

Even if an admin tool was available on release I still would not have 
installed the server right away. We have been doing this long enough to 
know that it can be accomplished two ways...

1. Install brand new server right away and then fight it / install patches 
every day for a week or two.

2. Wait a week or two and install a stable version in five minutes after 
the early installers have identified all the serious problems.

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