Server Question

ButchCassidy

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This discussion about "Ranked servers" for Airborne is already being booted about on the Official Airborne forums in one way or another...

The general concensus is that they will kill the game almost immediately if they choose to go down the BF2 route..

MOH already has a very loyal fanbase and these are the people who will want to buy the game along with just about every CoD player I know.

It is almost certain that using a ranked server system for the game will seriously damage the community as unlike BF2 these players have grown up with the "Open server" system where by anyone can run a server for the game.

I do hope the Airborne team don't consider the "Ranked Option" as it will also damage the modding, mapping and even Clan communities.
 
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#22
This discussion about "Ranked servers" for Airborne is already being booted about on the Official Airborne forums in one way or another...

The general concensus is that they will kill the game almost immediately if they choose to go down the BF2 route..

MOH already has a very loyal fanbase and these are the people who will want to buy the game along with just about every CoD player I know.

It is almost certain that using a ranked server system for the game will seriously damage the community as unlike BF2 these players have grown up with the "Open server" system where by anyone can run a server for the game.

I do hope the Airborne team don't consider the "Ranked Option" as it will also damage the modding, mapping and even Clan communities.
Thats pretty much the one message I have been hammering over at the EA forums. I bet Blackhat is just about sick of hearing it but it means so very much to me that they don't alienate those of us who own our hardware for hosting games.

My clan started out with MOHAA and we want to return to the franchise. If they pull a ranked server stunt ,as painful as it would be, I will absolutely not buy it and will recommend to anyone who will listen not to either.

Fingers and all my toes crossed.
 
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I have a question regarding the Servers when this comes out, This might of been answered before, But as far as EA goes I have loved every game they have put out played mohaa, BF 1942 since it came it and vietman et....

I know one reason im not buying 2142 and gave up on BF2 was becasue of the ranked servers.

Will Airborne have ranked servers or will it be just like a normal server? we can put on our Dedicated Box's?
Starting to get a reallllly bad feeling. :confused:

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/medalofhonorairborne/news.html?sid=6175943



Airborne will feature both ranked and unranked matches. Unranked matches are basically unofficial, so players can tinker with the various server settings, allowing access to unlockable upgrades. The ranked servers will basically be official, and you'll be able to build a persistent character over time, gaining access to various unlockables. These are mainly weapon upgrades, similar to those seen in the single-player game. For instance, you can unlock rifle grenades, which lets you launch grenades a lot farther than you can throw them. This persistent mode will reward long-term play, which is the obvious hope.
 

ButchCassidy

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The problem here (If this is indeed what will happen for the PC release.) is that EA expect these Ranked servers to be paid for by the community and not themselves.
Ergo Clans, Gaming groups etc at hugely inflated costs from their partner game server proivders AND ONLY THESE PARTNERS.
As BF2 has shown unranked servers will recieve very very little traffic compared to ranked and this has nothing to do with the service or anything else it is purely has to do with all the little extras that players get from ranked servers which are excluded on unranked.
Thereby favouring ranked servers and encouraging players away from unranked servers because of this.
Hugely unfair in my opinion and costly if you want one these ranked servers because of said partners.

Another problem is, if this system is anything like the BF2 system then Custom content will simply not be available to play or use in anyway so how does help the MOH community that that has relied upon custom content to survive this long or the same community that now for the most part operates servers that either they own or run on dedicated boxes.

All those Clans or groups who have there own hardeware will be excluded from the ranked system.
And there are a huge amount of them in not only the MOH community but in the online gaming community in general.

This will be EA imposing a ranking system upon a community that has traditionally always had loads of choice when it came to server setups and the inclusion of custom content.
This desicion will undoubtably drive many modders and mappers away from this game and it will split the community right down the middle.
Something that Blackhat was made very aware of in the many forums he visited.

The death of creativity is nigh....
 

rudedog

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** update from Blackhat regarding Ranked servers - yes he still emails me after my review :salute:
As of right now we are shipping with No Ranked program.
That means:
- No unlocks (there’s a system that lets you pick running with all weapon upgrades on, or all off on a ded server)
- No stats kept by EA
- No stat that they can track themselves
- They can run the server we are releasing
received from Blackhat today.
 
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