[bf1942] Issues regarding "ranked servers"

Chris Adams chris at fragzzhost.com
Sun Jun 5 14:09:35 EDT 2005

"I just want to state that I will start preperation to begin a boycott
all 'ranked' servers until the code and weapons are made available to

I agree that the weapons need to be available on non-ranked servers else
it really is lame, but the code cannot be widely available else they may
as well scrap the whole ranking system. I do have a feeling that this is
all going to work out though because EA are spending one hell of a lot
of money on the ranked servers so I think they must have thought this
through in much more detail than any of us have and have reason to
believe that it will all work itself out.

Chris Adams
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-----Original Message-----
From: Luke [mailto:luke at techfreak.org] 
Sent: 05 June 2005 18:50
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: RE: [bf1942] Issues regarding "ranked servers"

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
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
>> will be providing between 300-400 player slots on ranked servers and
>> 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
>> site and a large group of admins. Worldwide deals have already been
>> 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'
>> 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
> 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
> 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
> over $100 extra every month for a brand new "EA approved" server if
> 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
> is going to do a better job of administrating their servers than any
> 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
> There is absolutely no reason why weapons and other facets of the game
> currently restricted to ranked servers cannot be made to be available
> unranked servers if EA really wanted to do it.  There are plenty of
> alternatives that will not only protect the veracity of player stats
> the ranking system itself but also give the community the flexibility
> needs to play the game without having to dump more money into EA's
> corporate coffers.  Instead EA continues to be myopic and
> 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
> in the way of us getting what is fair is EA's disdain for the spirit
> gaming and those of us who steal time away from work and our families
> 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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