[bf1942] BF2 Server?
travis_adams at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 30 14:06:44 EST 2004
I would also like to say to Mr. Decker that yes there will be more initinal
profit from you running a windows only server from the start. I know that by
doing this you are trying to force the BF2 community to look to EA for
server hosting needs. This will backfire and cause a backlash for your game.
Out of the box UT2K4 had a linux server and look at the sucess it has
enjoyed. I'm saying by doing this you have turned your back on your
customers to get that extra dime from us all. I think DICE should reconsider
such a move would damage the community. Like Mr. Cooper said that is 2,000+
paying customers that will not be joining becasue of your move. (I know
there are 2,000 as I am one of them) please reconsider before making this
the wrong move.
>From: Tim Cooper <tim.cooper at mci.com>
>Reply-To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>Subject: RE: [bf1942] BF2 Server?
>Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 10:56:31 -0500
>This is bad news for us as well ... I am the owner of
>http://www.21stcenturywarfare.com <http://www.21stcenturywarfare.com/> an
>online tournament of over 2,000+ users who were planning on moving too BF2.
>We will only run our servers on linux. I guess this is more of a reason to
>stay with DesertCombat and not make the move til there is a linux ver.
>Tim aka ... Crrrazzzy
>From: InCisT [mailto:InCisT at Popsikle.net]
>Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 10:54 AM
>To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>Subject: Re: [bf1942] BF2 Server?
>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, You have been nothing bet the best to us so for ;). It is
>unfortunate that there wont be a Linux server out on retail, It will halt
>and my community (200+) from buying the game until there is. I was planning
>on putting 5 or 6 servers up for this on retail, but I guess we will have
>wait until after retail. We wont play, at least put any time into playing,
>unless its on our servers. We know we get the best playing experience
>because we are the admins ;)
>I have also had numerous customers asking if we will carry bf2 on release,
>and now must send at least 25% of my paying customers to someone who WILL
>have servers on release. This is not just bad for me as a gamer, it will
>severely impact my business. How many other GSP's will have lost customers
>within the months following the release of BF2, and how many will that piss
>off to the point of not supporting it after it gets released. I know after
>hearing this news, I will be down over $1200 USD a month, that doesnt make
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