[bf1942] How could DICE agree to this??

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Wed Feb 16 12:44:27 EST 2005

Yeah no way in hell will I run a crippled server where users can't get all 
the weapons/powerups/whatever.

At 11:29 AM 2/16/2005, you wrote:
>On 2/16/2005 9:19 AM, Dave Snodgrass wrote:
>>However - I would be willing to bind my servers to a credit card number 
>>or some other way of indicating a) age b) legitimacy . Possibly even tie 
>>servers that want to send stat info to EA to my cd-key. If they discover 
>>spoofed data, i agree to allow my cd key (and therefore any ranked users 
>>tied to the key) to be destroyed
>You might be prepared to do this, but I think you'd be in a minority. The 
>idea that you can't fully use the game unless you play on an "official" 
>server is sheer lunacy. All my clanmates, and server regulars pretty much 
>play on our server only. If people need to jump on an official server to 
>boost their rank, it will destroy the community.
>I mean.. I have a dual opteron machine with 2GB of ram, sitting on a 
>100Mbps connection which is basically dedicated to running BF based games. 
>We're already uncertain about whether we're going to move to BF2, and this 
>is just another reason to tip the balance in favour of not doing so (which 
>would result in at least 100 people or so not buying the game. Small 
>potatoes, I'm sure, but I bet it adds up fast).
>If anyone from DICE is still reading this list.. it would be nice to know 
>if the interview is indeed correct, or if we're worrying about nothing.

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