Issues regarding "ranked servers"

Frode H panic at
Thu May 12 08:20:42 EDT 2005

Hi everyone. And a special hi to you, Andreas. I hope you read this!

Before I get started, I want to outline the content of this email,
since I recognise that it's quite long. As the subject says, this email
is about the BF2 ranking system, and more specificially it's about the
impact I fear it might have on the BF2 community. I start off with by
laying out my concerns, then backing them up, and finally I offer a
suggestion as to how the ranking issue could be resolved.

As I write this, there is a lot of discussion amongst server operators
and community leaders about the impact of the ranking system and the
ranked servers. The main concern is that people would prefer ranked
servers, and that most players would just leave the "show only ranked
servers" server filter in the game browser on. Result? Lots and lots of
players will never even see the community servers out there. And in my
belief, it's the communities that keep games alive!

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