[bf1942] Response from EA regarding server Bans

James Gurney james at globalmegacorp.org
Tue Jun 14 18:22:42 EDT 2005

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On 6/14/2005 3:16 PM, [RNGD]Tyrant wrote:
> I sent my contact (for interviews and stuff) an email about this issue, they
> have confirmed that they are indeed banning people....here is the reply
> ------------------------
> Hey
> Yes, we have temporarily blocked servers that have made certain hacks -
> taking out the time limit or accessing all the unlocks.  It's certainly
> possible to get unbanned - the current bans for first offenders are just for
> a couple of days - repeat offenders will get longer penalties.  The bottom
> line is we are completely supportive of mods (that offer new/tweaked
> gameplay), but will not tolerate hacks that get around some of our important
> gameplay elements (like the unlock system).
> We will not permit mods that provide access to all the unlocks (on the
> ranked servers anyway) - that defeats the whole purpose of the ranking
> system.  It's not the same as the M60/Law issue, which was simply a balance
> tweak.
> We are putting together announcement to clear up this and some other
> questions.
> Cheers
> Darren
> ------------------------
> I then asked him a follow up question about if they would allow an 'unlock
> mod' for the full version and he said that would be ok, for unranked servers
> only. 
> By the way I am new to the group, but I am the cofounder of www.igsoa.com
> and we have been hounding EA about this ranked server issue for months, and
> we will keep doing it. One thing I can report is they are going to allow
> more hosts to rent ranked servers (Art of War announced today they are part
> of the program)
> Tyrant

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