[bf1942] Another angle

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Wed Jun 15 17:06:33 EDT 2005

Personally, before I buy the game just as a player, I want to make sure I 
will be able to find and play on servers with the weapons all 
unlocked.  From beginning to end, I am profoundly turned off by the idea of 
having to "earn" better weapons when I just want to jump on a server and 
game for a few hours.  And I believe that my blend of hardcore/yet casual 
is probably a very common type.

At 03:58 PM 6/15/2005, you wrote:
>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?
>-----Original Message-----
>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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