[bf1942] Response from EA regarding server Bans

Rick Thompson rick at fortweb.com
Tue Jun 14 18:52:32 EDT 2005

I don't think he was inferring that. It's just utterly amazing that there 
is no official word from EA about it. The vast majority of people here 
would have voluntarily honored a request not to modify certain config 
settings. Banning people for doing it without telling them not to is insane.

Nothing like biting the hand that feeds you eh?


At 03:37 PM 6/14/2005 -0700, you wrote:

>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
> >
> >
> >
> >------------------------
> >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
> >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
> >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
> >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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