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#1 Andrax

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 01:45 PM

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See Article here...

Community Update - 6/14/05

Server De-listing Update
EA and DICE both fully support server-side modding in the sense that we have intentionally exposed a good deal of Python functionality to the end-user, primarily to encourage modders to tweak game types and scoring (on UNRANKED servers) once the full game is available. That said, we have come to discover that two items that were not a part of the demo feature-set were hacked in the Battlefield 2 demo. We consider both of these changes in violation of the Tools EULA that each server operator accepted in installing the server software.

The demo's feature set included a 12-minute time limit on rounds and excluded access to the weapon unlocks. Because some server operators have hacked the time limit out of their servers or hacked access to the unlocks, we have been forced to reinforce our intended feature set by delisting the offending servers. All violations of the EULA as described above will result in a 1-week ban/delisting.

The activities of the obviously active hacking community reinforce our decision to not release the Ranked server publicly with the final product. Our desire is to be able to offer an exploit-free place to play where players can legitimately gain ranks, and collect awards and unlocks. The only way we can offer such a service and protect the Ranked server content is by hosting the ranked servers directly and through trusted partners. The Unranked server tools will be released to the community so that they may host their own BF2 servers, mods, etc.


What a way to treat your customers. You provide them server variables that they are free to edit, and then without warning you take action against those who are promoting your software by utilizing the tools that you have PROVIDED to them in the Demo.

What a bunch of wanks.

#2 Pbrainz

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 01:56 PM

Weird...

#3 Mofo Jones

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 02:46 PM

Why should EA care how long a round is on somebody's server? EA sells the game, they've made their money. At that point they should be going the hell away in order to set up the patch server.
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#4 Aenimus

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:33 PM

In an even game, it's really hard to lose in a 12-minute match if you're USMC; the reason being that you start off with one more base and something like 100 more tickets. maybe just 50.

that's the only reason why i'm pissed.
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 04:52 PM

I thought bunkbuster was supposed to prevent the cheats....You mean PB doesn't work? *gasp*
In 1887, Iolani Palace was wired with electricity and telephone service-before Buckingham Palace and the White House.
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:11 PM

it's not that kind of hack, mike
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:22 PM

Oh.
In 1887, Iolani Palace was wired with electricity and telephone service-before Buckingham Palace and the White House.
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