[bf1942] Anyone have a popular non-ranked server?

Mark J. DeFilippis defilm at acm.org
Mon Aug 22 14:08:24 EDT 2005

At 05:11 AM 8/17/2005, you wrote:
>With their ranked server program, EA effectively created a monopoly. With 
>all the good and bad that comes from it. Never before I have seen a 
>publisher actively removing servers from a serverlist and trying to police 
>the way in which people use the options provided by the server. Back when 
>BF2 still was in development I asked Andreas F. what he would do to 
>address security in their servers, as everyone could write their own 
>server side mod and change things. I never received an answer :-( Since 
>quake we are used to more or less "free" gaming servers for FPS. I'm still 
>not sure where the new direction of EA will lead to and if it will be 
>followed for more games we will have to wait and see.

No, I don't think this model will be the model of choice.  Look at all the 
pissed off
people.  Ranked admins don't appear to be pulling in the dough either!

I think the model will die, as I believe most other companies
outside of EA has hired from above where EA hires their marketing
people, which is clearly the selection at the bottom of the tank.

They lack vision and Insight IMHO.  I suspect they are the people
the large motion picture companies fired when they realized that
DVD distribution was going to be a boon to their industry, not the
death they predicted.  Likely SAT's of under 700, and they all have
MBA's.  Yup, sounds like the credentials. ;-))

Dr. D

Mark J. DeFilippis                    defilm at acm.org
                                       defilm at ieee.org

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