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Old 08-20-2008, 09:22 PM
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BIA:HH - No Dedicated Server upon release

Here we go again.....

It seems that the developers over at Gearbox Software did not get the memo on what caused Airborne's crash and burn regarding the MP side of that title. While they seemed to take their time in releasing Hells Highway, they have been very quiet on the multiplayer side of their game and now, we know why.

It seems that they will, NOT be releasing a dedicated server (full install or dedicated files) for their Hells Highway title, when the game ships this Sept (if it's not delayed again).

One of the BIA developers has replied to ButchCassidy's inquiry about the MP side of the game over on the official BIA forums . Gearbox's botman replies with the following:
There won't be a dedicated server included with the game at launch.
We may release a dedicated server at a later date.
botman

Please note the "may", I've highlighted in yellow. When the game ships it will only include a listening server for server admins . We all know how well that works and how successful Airborne was when it was released with the same handicapped server functionality.

I would highly suggest you hold off and wait for a MP demo before purchasing or wait for the "Airborne patch" (Airborne patch means the patch to installs features that should have been there upon release "out of the box" or as we say here at FPSadmin the 2nd or 3rd patch before the game is playable).

It seems that any game released on Epic's UT3 Engine suffers from the same "console" faith as past titles like Airborne. Be careful and warn any PC server admins to steer clear of Hells Highway until they add the features that should have been included "in the box".

It will be interesting to see how well BIA:HH sells compared to MOH:Airborne.

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:14 AM
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Well i was going to buy this game, ill just save my 50 instead.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:31 AM
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Not buying the game now...
I will inform my clan-memembers so they can save some $$ too.

Waited a long time for the game, hoping for a good MP this time.
The wait is over... BiA:HH sucks big time
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:40 AM
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What the........... is this kind of crap.

Going to inform our clanmembers right away, this makes the game not worth buying it.

Thnx for the info RD
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:55 AM
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Well BIA:HH and MoH:Airborne share the same version of the UT3 engine so I guess I'm not too surprised, but disappointed just the same. I know their main focus is on the SP side of the title, but I thought they wanted to boost sales and give us a "traditional MP".
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:04 AM
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BIA was always SP game but I had high hopes for HH as it had good chance to take on COD WW. Once again console is ahead of PC which is shame for such a good game as BIA.I won't be buying it nor rest of my clanmates as long as there is only listen server..........Lucky COD ww is not far of and as it stands COD will be the benchmark for FPS game on PC
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:37 AM
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I guess in a way Gearbox is actually helping us out here. They are being honest about it and saving us some money we can spend on another title. They could have strung us along like EA did, creating false hope and then not delivering.

So they will loose a bunch of PC sales. At least they will be consoled in the fact that they will probably have a large following from the xbox community.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:20 AM
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I was going to say the same thing, they answered Butch's question quickly and honestly. They could have "promised" this and that, but instead they did the right thing and came forward with the info when asked. I'll wait until it's $20 and they are done patching it before it gets even a little consideration from me.

I'm not a fan of CoD, or the Pacific Theater for that matter, so the next CoD means little to me. I was thinking HH might bring something different to the table.
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Was looking forward to it.....but not now. Yet another real "Unreal" game disappointment.
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I don't see what any of this has to do with it being a UT3 engine. Midway released a standalone server for UT3, albeit it has its kinks, but all in all it works. Airborne was a complete FAIL as will this game. I don't blame the engine, I blame the devels.

When will these studios wake up and realize that multiplayer increases the shelf lives of there games. Take a look at top 25 in gamespy, numbers don't lie.
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Hmmm, I guess all the lawsuits are frivolous then.

Lawsuit, and thats over console games not PC.
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posted at TGN!

http://www.totalgamingnetwork.com/ma....php?p=2236474
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there won't be a dedicated server included with the game at launch.we may release a dedicated server at a later date.
will not buy!

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