[bf1942] Players needed to start the game ...

Philipp Stader me at ph1l.de
Fri Nov 11 13:38:55 EST 2005

Hi guys,

reading this Mailing List for few weeks now i still don't see the reason 
why you guys are trying to get your servers full? Don't get me wrong. 
This is not meant as bitching but it seriously interests my why it 
bothers you guys if you server is empty? Hardware + Bandwidth all cost 
money etc.

I'm with a clan. We have our own server (whole box with linux and root 
access) and run our own unranked (no choice here ;-)) server for clan 
matches. If we feel like we pub on EA DE/UK Official servers. Makes 
absolutely no sense to any of us to pay anything for a ranked server. In 
all leagues i know unlocks are not allowed anyway so why bother?



Scummy wrote:
> Yes, EA did a fine job killing off the small clubs because of the Ranked
> Server Crap.
> Its a shame as all the little clubs help promote the whole BF Series.
> We are a large club and we have a Ranked Server.
> But we are not happy with the situation that EA has placed upon us.
> We took pride in running our servers, adding things to make our server stand
> out.
> Now we just pay money to have a Ranked Server. That about it!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Gurney [mailto:james at globalmegacorp.org]
> Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 11:21 AM
> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> Subject: Re: [bf1942] Players needed to start the game ...
> On 11/11/2005 10:03 AM, Mike Swain wrote:
>> Lots of bf2 admins are angry about this. It  creates an unecessary
>> hardship in building up the popularity of a ranked server.
> Hah. You think that's hard? Try building a non-ranked server. Complete
> waste of time. That's why this list is dead. All the non-ranked server
> people - the ones who do it for fun, rather than profit - have pretty
> much given up at this point.
> We've switched to running the PRMM mod on our server (Google for it).
> We're having limited success. Other unranked servers might want to try
> it.. maybe we can grow the global player base. Maybe not.. Either way,
> we're basically done with BF2 until something else comes along. The
> whole thing has been a huge disappointment for our group, but it's a
> lesson learned - we won't be buying any game in future which has a
> ranking system like this that excludes independent server operators.
> Cheers,
> James

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