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Old 03-11-2010, 04:30 PM
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Inactive Bad Company 2 Servers Being Disabled ?

DICE has proposed a new request to all GSP's to disable ALL servers which are inactive for 8 hours. This is due to continued issues with EA masters servers. This follows the shut down of public servers, accounting for around 40,000 player slots.


At DICE's request, all GSPs will switch off Battlefield: Bad Company 2 servers after eight hours of inactivity, in an effort to reduce load on EA's crash-happy master server:

Due to the continued issues with the EA master servers, DICE have requested we turn off servers which aren't actively being used by players.

As we want you guys to enjoy this excellent game with as little problems as possible, we are going to be turning off all servers which have had 0 players for over 8 hours.

Please note that this is a temporary measure, which we hope everyone will support; however we also appreciate that some of your may not want your servers turned off.

Just to confirm this will only effect servers if they haven't seen a single player for over 8 hours so there is no need to worry that your server will be turned off when its full.


This follows the shut down of public servers, accounting for around 40,000 player slots.

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This has been posted on the EA official forum by DICE Staff...

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This is inaccurate.

We will do a blog post tomorrow on what this is about but be assured your servers won't be shut down even if you leave them idle.

However the basics are that we have asked Multiplay to help us reduce load on EA Servers caused by large numbers of servers (the reason we took down public servers) by turning off servers that have no players for 8 hours or more. As you know we tried to reduce our server count while we work on the fix in the client but even though we put a freeze on new servers we have doubled our server count since Thursday of last week.
This is totally up to the people/clans renting the servers from Multiplay but we hope most will opt in to help and help. If they don't opt in then the server will not be taken down at all even if left empty for days/weeks/months etc.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:47 PM
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This is 100% untrue.

http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/b...l#post13264094

EA/DICE has not asked any GSP to shutdown any servers that are idle, this was Multiplays choice to help reduce load on the BC2 backend.

All GSP's are not allowing new servers to be put online since last Friday. That is true.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:08 PM
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let them turn my servers off after i lose players because they cant connect all the time.. this game would be in trash bin fast.. not our fault we lost players due to continuous connection issues. Plus what gsp is going to lose money because the game cant handle the load. Not their fault!! I find this amusing
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well I just saw x's post.. thanx
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:05 PM
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Big difference between BC2 and AA3. AA3's game play is crap! and BC2 when it works is great. I'm just as pissed off as everyone else about the short coming of this game. If after several months DICE has still not fixed it then I will screaming from the roof tops. However I will give it several months! I have every intention of playing this game in a few years, what's a few weeks?
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:08 PM
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Except Dice did make a post stating they asked multiplay to do just that.

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we have asked Multiplay to help us reduce load on EA Servers caused by large numbers of servers (the reason we took down public servers) by turning off servers that have no players for 8 hours or more.
http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/b...l#post13264094
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Which I posted over a hour ago here.

http://www.fpsadmin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19819

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Old 03-11-2010, 06:20 PM
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Luckly after 3-4 dump of players our server re-filled. Day before yesterday's shutdown killed it. Remained empty til this morning and I volunteered a shutdown of my server.

GSP complied with my request til this all gets resolved at a later time.


I will say a lot of GSP's has dozens or more servers up branding GSP name. That will reduce it a whole lot.

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Old 03-11-2010, 06:24 PM
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Pendragon can you update the post reflecting whats really happening. Some people may not read the comments and see that it is not true.
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I've also removed my thread after seeing this one.
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