labtud wrote: »
i can see why people hate badmins. I had a few when i ran a server. When i found out i actually banned them for a few days and removed admin rights.
for every badmin there is a good admin. I just don't like the fact that we are going the way of COD with no admin/procon to help give variety to servers
matsif wrote: »
without rcon controls any amount of playing this game in even a slightly more competitive environment, even just a private 32v32 scrim, is going to be diminished and probably impossible. it's just another nail into the coffin that any chance of competitive battlefield is in. I'm not even talking to anything as intense as esports either, just the multiple communities that were created using the battlefield series to play 32v32 matches with some higher organization.
if the rumors from that AUK thread are indeed the truth, DICE is willfully killing their game for these types of communities where there weren't many options to choose from to begin with. some of which started their communities with BF1942 and have been going on for nearly 15 years at this point.
all this dead air is doing is proving once again to the dedicated PC communities that actually made the game popular enough to become what it is today that DICE no longer cares about us as consumers and is only focusing on quick sales to as many 30 minute a week players as they can. most of whom don't care about teamwork or any of the other core things the BF series used to be known for. the game changes enforce it, the lack of communication enforces it, and the continued diminishing of player agency (both in game and in server controls) enforces it.
Deity7777 wrote: »
It remains true what was said earlier in this and other threads. The topic needs to stay "wet". We know we probably won't get an answer here, and somehow, somewhere EA may feel like they are clever for holding their cards close to the chest here. However, it's late in the game with this information (we really should have known months ago). Whatever it is to be we just need to know. There's nothing so secretive about having EA maintain servers (rental or official) or GSP contracts to do the same (as always). That information won't change what people do. But being able to manage a rental server (or not being able to rent one at all) DOES matter.
So we keep it relevant. Like others I've asked in person at events (I asked in London as well as LA). I've asked in private conversations and I've asked in public conversations. Each time I was given an answer, and that answer has been "We(I) can't tell you that yet." And frankly it just doesn't make any sense.
I feel 95% certain that we will be able to rent a server in some form or fashion. I feel 25% certain that I'll be able to manage it in a relevant way. If I can't manage a server in a relevant way (to include removing players for conduct unbecoming - racists, cheaters/exploiters, griefers, etc), then in all likelihood we won't be renting. It makes no sense to rent a server you can't manage (and that doesn't mean having a checkbox that limits the sniper count, or turning off shotguns). It's like renting a billboard with your name in the upper right hand corner but having no say on the content that is displayed.
There is the feedback forum for the companion and GUI - perhaps this conversation needs to be had there, along with the absence of platoons, clan tags and other vital elements for gaming communities.
labtud wrote: »
well said. What i find amazing is that not many people are trying to kick up a stink about this. So many PC gamers are now like "oh well it is what it is".
KiNGisgoin2killu wrote: »
What is the point of having these forums if dice don't even bother responding.
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