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

DLinkOZ dlinkoz at oesm.org
Mon Aug 22 14:25:46 EDT 2005

Look at Enemy Territory: Quake Wars... it will have a "persistent ranking 

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From: "Mark J. DeFilippis" <defilm at acm.org>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Anyone have a popular non-ranked server?

> 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
> S4,-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Mark J. DeFilippis                    defilm at acm.org
>                                       defilm at ieee.org

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