[bf1942] Another angle
tyrant at rngd.net
Wed Jun 15 16:58:15 EDT 2005
I understand why they did this for the demo, although labeling all admins as
'part of the hacker community' was totally over the top. And did you notice
how they used this as another excuse not to make the ranked server available
to dedicated server managers (they just slipped that in). The whole EA
propaganda machine with this and previous statements is trying to get the
message out there: EA Ranked Servers Good, all other servers evil.
The bigger problem is the future of server side mods. This unlisting policy
will go forward in the real game. We have this cool python thing, so what
can and cant we edit? There are no guidelines...so will EA continueally
just use the crude method of banning servers as they find something they
don't like, or will they give us some guidelines?
From: ScratchMonkey [mailto:ScratchMonkey at MatureAsskickers.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 1:50 PM
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Another angle
--On Wednesday, June 15, 2005 6:10 PM +0930 Adam Hobbs
<adam.hobbs at internode.on.net> wrote:
> If EA does not wish to have weapons unlocked, that is their perogative.
> If they wish a 12 min time limit that is also their perogative. It is
> their code.
> What will happen from this is you will end up with many people not
> bothering to buy the content to play the "mini-release" .
>From a marketing standpoint, it would be much more effective to leave the
unlocked time-unlimited servers going until release day, then politely
request that all admins running demo servers reinstate the limits, or be
de-listed. That way we all get to play the game we've preordered for the
next week and then everyone who hasn't preordered is severely addicted and
forced to get the real game to go back to unlocked time-unlimited play.
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