[bf1942] Ban email
sechon at blackmud.com
Wed Jun 15 00:59:30 EDT 2005
Stupid as it sounds, the past few days have been very stressful in relation
to the demo release. I've got about 25 guys in my clan whom are all 150%
dedicated to the clan and our chosen game, plus the literally hundreds of
regulars from the bfv server, all whom stand to be impacted by these issues.
Sure, I'm doing it to have fun cos that's what it all boils down to, but
this whole situation is just bad for everyone including EA.
It's _not_ going to raise their sales, if anything it will in fact hurt
them. No average joe-noob's going to be able to afford their own server, and
well I guess we'll see how long EA's servers hold any thread of
organization/order..Normally, the average joe-noob can turn to the high
quality, constantly administrated clan servers but folks can only be stepped
on so many times before they say enough's enough (point passed for many on
this list, and many whom are no longer on this list)..Surely these actions
this past week will have shaved some of the private servers off of bf2,
probably not a whole lot looking at the big picture, but some, and there's
no reason to do so.
At the end of this, I really think there will remain no "winner". EA will
have the final say/action on it aside from folks dropping their games, but I
really can't see it turning out positive for them, us, or the average
It's a losing battle for all sides.
From: Neal Clayton [mailto:xayd at vae-victus.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:42 PM
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Ban email
actually what really went through was better proof read, I added "plain
text" before "python server config files" as well, but it's late and i
forgot to copy/paste before submitting, bleh.
all this reading of forums and mailing lists at work makes life hard i
tell ya, i need a vacation.
>Swapped uncommented/commented but close enough. ;)
>From: Neal Clayton [mailto:xayd at vae-victus.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:34 PM
>To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>Subject: Re: [bf1942] Ban email
>EA: BF2 server configuration is "hacking"
>EA has started <a
>href="http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/625/625301p1.html">banning</a> IPs of
>privately hosted BF2 demo servers from the Gamespy public server list if
>the servers were changed to remove demo-specific time limits and
>restrictions on in-game weapons that EA wanted to keep exclusive to
>their in house servers. The catch? The changes in question were simple
>settings in the server's python server config files that only had to be
>uncommented to be used, and there was no EULA or TOS distributed with
>the Linux server to violate <a
>a user on the EA Games UK public forum</a>.
>>I second that.
>>From: Michael Ressen [mailto:netadmin at michiganburbs.com]
>>Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 7:50 PM
>>To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>>Subject: Re: [bf1942] Ban email
>>>Broadbandreports and many other sites are running front-page mentions of
>>>this horsecrap. Maybe that will get EA's attention..
>>Someone get this up on Slashdot.
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