[bf1942] Attracting Players

Dave Snodgrass packtloss at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 13:03:45 EDT 2005

Ditto. But i dont think the suits at EA care. Their feeling is -
'good, more income for us' - But - Lots of modders are considering
dropping the game too - Waiting around for silly things like a server
that can actually play a mod, hell waiting for a server that can stay
online sucks enough. Dates being pushed back on everything from
release to patches to tools, to simply make them more money isnt worth

As for the 'rank whores' out there - show them the simple math that
has to do with ranking. considering there are 365 days in a year, and
you were to spend them ALL playing bf2 - For the next 6 years (2109
days), and scoring up about 75 THOUSAND points a day (76904) (53
points a minute - If you didnt sleep, or stop to eat - you WILL make
sargeant major of the corps! ....for a couple of lousy firearms....

To advance to PFC: 500 total (+500)
To advance to Lance Corporal: 1000 total (+500)
To advance to Corporal: 11,000 total (+10,000)
To advance to Sergeant: 21,000 total (+10,000)
To advance to Staff Sergeant: 221,000 total (+200,000)
To advance to Gunnery Sergeant: 421,000 total (+200,000)
To advance to Master/First Sergeant: 4,421,000 total (+4,000,000)
To advance to Sergeant Major: 8,421,000 total (+4,000,000)
To advance to Master Gunnery Sergeant: 88,421,000 total (+80,000,000)
To advance to Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps: 168,421,000 total

On 7/1/05, Evan Bills <evanbills at gmail.com> wrote:
> We got the same problem.  I can't even get my clanmates to play on our
> server because of this ranking BS.
> We too will pull up stakes if at the end of the month things aren't
> different.  I had high hopes for this being "the next great game" for
> our clan, but that is eroding because of the ranked server problem.
> On 7/1/05, Scummy <scumbucket at cox.net> wrote:
> > I can only speak for my club which has been around for 8 years starting with
> > Valve and then EA Games Servers.
> >
> > In the last 3 days we have gone from having 21,581 players since BF2 Release
> > to zero players. (this can be proven by Server Spy on our main page)
> >
> > Everyone has gone to ranked servers with all the bells and whistles that
> > they offer.
> >
> > For the first time I am faced with shuttling the Pirates Bloody Cove or
> > seeking another game to host.
> >
> > EA, to you I hope that you are proud of yourself for driving out the small
> > server operators.
> >
> > Our club has support BF1942 and Vietnam but now with this Ranking Server our
> > future supporting EA is in question.
> >
> > We are a club that is committed to maintaining a safe and a fun server for
> > our wayward net sailors to call their gaming home port.
> >
> > Sure we could rent a Ranked Server but then that's all that our club could
> > afford. Right now we have a host of options by operating our own box.
> >
> > I will stick it out one more month before I decide to drop EA.  It is a
> > shame that EA has done this us!
> >
> > [pbc]ScumBucket
> > www.piratesbloodycove.com
> >
> >
> >
> >

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