[bf1942] Response from EA regarding server Bans

Kingsley Foreman kingsley at internode.com.au
Tue Jun 14 20:11:50 EDT 2005

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brigham Stevens 
  To: bf1942 at icculus.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:30 AM
  Subject: Re: [bf1942] Response from EA regarding server Bans

  I did not mean to imply your information was crap.... Just the fact that everything is 2nd hand is crap! No offense intended. I mean, if EA is going to go through all the effort to actually respond to people individually, they should just be public about it to everyone so we know fair and square where we stand. I appreciate you sharing the gist of your communications with EA.

  [RNGD]Tyrant 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


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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