[bf1942] Response from EA regarding server Bans

[RNGD]Tyrant tyrant at rngd.net
Tue Jun 14 18:37:57 EDT 2005

I am sorry you consider my information 'second hand crap' but I do co-run
the newly formed International Game Server Operators Association,
www.igsoa.com. And I have been in fairly regular contact with Ben Smith and
Darren Montgomery and others in EA about server related issues.

What I posted here is true, I have just received another email from Ben
saying he will issue an official statement shortly

-----Original Message-----
From: Brigham Stevens [mailto:brs at vikingmind.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 3:31 PM
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Response from EA regarding server Bans

Can you get an official response sent to this list?
Most of the server admins are on it.
All this second hand crap is getting really annoying.....

[RNGD]Tyrant wrote:

>I sent my contact (for interviews and stuff) an email about this issue,
>have confirmed that they are indeed banning people....here is the reply
>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
>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
>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
>We are putting together announcement to clear up this and some other
>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
>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)

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