[bf1942] How could DICE agree to this??

James Gurney james at globalmegacorp.org
Wed Feb 16 13:26:28 EST 2005

Well there goes the idea of rational debate. I don't agree with your 
idea, so I'm "whining". Alrighty then. If you can't talk rationally 
about this, I won't be replying to any further mails from you on this 

I do have a better suggestion: The game should not be crippled in the 
first place. That's the only acceptable solution. If you start allowing 
companies to control how you use the software that you *paid for*, it 
will only get worse as time goes on. What's next? You need to have a 
credit card registered just to play on your own machine? How about you 
need to be thumbprint authenticated to make sure you're not letting 
someone else borrow your copy of the game? Your rights as a consumer are 
being slowly eroded, and if you sit back and let it happen, you'll only 
have yourself to blame when it reaches the point of craziness.

I applaud your desire to resolve this issue, but I don't think your idea 
is going about it the right way.


On 2/16/2005 10:12 AM, Dave Snodgrass wrote:
> hahaha ok!
> Random company? This is EA. Are you suggesting EA has had poor credit 
> card history? you do note i did say 'cd-key' as an alternative. Maybe 
> you can suggest something instead of whining?
> James Gurney wrote:
>> On 2/16/2005 9:52 AM, Dave Snodgrass wrote:
>>> You didnt read my suggestion. It wasnt for all of those 100 players - 
>>> It was for the 1 server owner. He/she/you could tie that server's ID 
>>> to your CC or to your cdkey.
>> Yes, I did read your suggestion. As a server owner/administrator, I'm 
>> not prepared to give my CC to every random company that wants to do 
>> something like this, and I'd be surprised if many others were. I don't 
>> trust EA with that information, frankly.
>> James
>> !DSPAM:42138a7b184131772120221!

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