[bf1942] Issues regarding "ranked servers"

Luke luke at techfreak.org
Sun Jun 5 13:50:12 EDT 2005

I am with you 100%.......

Two months ago most of the GSP'd were outraged over the fact that the
'community' wouldnt have access to all the weapons, stats and ranking.
Now, a few of them have bee handed contracts to host EA's ranked servers
and suddenly it all seems like a great idea to them. Shame on you!

I just want to state that I will start preperation to begin a boycott of
all 'ranked' servers until the code and weapons are made available to all
admins. It may not get us anywhere, but EA seems to want to make it easy
for community members to feel slighted by their attitude.

I have never sat around while people tell me my servers are 'junior
league' (when compared to EA's approved servers) and I don't intend to
now. to hell with that.


Shockwave said:
> On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 03:21 +1200, Michael Davies wrote:
>> I think there's going to be a lot more ranked "official" servers than
>> you
>> guys are expecting. Recently it was announced that 3 major Aussie GPS's
>> will be providing between 300-400 player slots on ranked servers and I
>> know of a similar deal being done in NZ. In America I know of a BIG
>> network of the ranked servers run by EA themselves through a centralized
>> site and a large group of admins. Worldwide deals have already been done
>> and sealed with large GSP's to provide servers.
>> While the smaller servers hosting outfits and clans will miss ranked
>> action on their servers there will be no shortage of 'official' servers
>> worldwide.
>> Michael Davies.
>> NZBattlefield.com
> While that is certainly a good thing to hear, the fact remains that a
> significant portion of the community will not be able to use the servers
> they already have for ranked play.  That includes my clan.  Besides,
> what happens when it comes down to competitive gaming?  Are all the
> league and ladder clan matches now going to be required to be played on
> ranked servers?  What does that mean for all those "special weapons"
> that can only be unlocked on ranked servers?  Am I supposed to throw
> away the co-located server deal I have had for 6 years and rent a box
> from one of EA's "approved" GSP's instead?  That's right gaming
> community.  Shell out the cash for the game and don't forget to pony up
> over $100 extra every month for a brand new "EA approved" server if you
> ever want to have your team practice with any of those shiny new
> weapons.  What a farce!  By the way, does anyone seriously think that EA
> is going to do a better job of administrating their servers than any one
> of us could with our own servers?  I think not and I wager I'm not the
> only one who feels this way.  If anyone needs proof, simply look at
> their abysmal track record.  This whole issue is completely ridiculous!
> There is absolutely no reason why weapons and other facets of the game
> currently restricted to ranked servers cannot be made to be available on
> unranked servers if EA really wanted to do it.  There are plenty of
> alternatives that will not only protect the veracity of player stats and
> the ranking system itself but also give the community the flexibility it
> needs to play the game without having to dump more money into EA's
> corporate coffers.  Instead EA continues to be myopic and self-centered,
> spurning the very community that continues to line their pockets so
> faithfully.  The bottom line must be pretty large to make them this
> cavalier about how they treat their customer base.
> I am extremely disappointed with EA and their unfair handling of this
> and other important issues.  It's pathetic that the only thing standing
> in the way of us getting what is fair is EA's disdain for the spirit of
> gaming and those of us who steal time away from work and our families to
> play their games.  They know exactly what they are doing and yet they
> just don't seem to care.  Shame on them.
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