Kitlope Posted February 16, 2005 Report Share Posted February 16, 2005 From the latest interview: FZ: Many of our readers have been curious about how private servers will compare to official. It has been mentioned Electronic Arts will be providing servers where statistics will be stored and distributed to the other official Battlefield 2 servers, which private servers do not - probably due to security reasons. Would it not be very likely that private servers will quickly become a "no no" for players wanting to play the same character on different servers? (Mikael Walling, Georg Marcusson) LG: It is correct that only "official" Battlefield 2 servers will collect player statistics and we have done this only because of security reasons. Should you want to see your character gain ranks and get the rewards you have already made your choice. That character will only grow on the official servers. The private servers are still an excellent choice to do some good ol' fashion Battlefield 1942 and Vietnam combat where the "present" fun is what counts. Remember how much fun it was to play on a Smacktard filled Battlefield EA server that never had an admin around? Now your not going to have the choice but to play there to be able to take advantage of all the features. But wait - you do. For approx. $5000.00 a year you can rent your own server from EA that you can admin and be able to unlock some of the new features, like stats, tracks and new weapons for higher ranked players. The BF community, as expected, is in shock at this new announcment. We at Wolfgaming have looked into the option of maybe renting an official server to take advantage of these features but of course the vast majority have said no. No way we want to spend that kind of money when its much cheaper otherwise and no way we want to hand it over to a company like EA that uses cheap tactics like this so they can make more money. We'll just have to wait and see how it all pans out. I hope EA's greed doesn't kill the Battlefield franchise and implemeting this "exclusive" system is a big step in the wrong direction. You can read more some thoughts on the PlanetBattlefield forums here and here Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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