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Monday, 03 October 2011 10:01

DICE issues warning about unofficial servers

Written by David Stellmack
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Joining them could lead to possible account bans
DICE has confirmed by way of the Battlefield 3 Blog that apparently the PC beta has been hacked to allow additional game modes and support for as many as 128 players. As players know, the official beta is only Operation Metro in Rush for 32 players.

DICE has gone a step further by warning players that any play on unofficial servers using a hacked copy of the game could lead to possible account bans. We think joining any unofficial/hack server is going to lead to bans, and DICE isn’t kidding about it. The ban would not only affect the Battlefield 3 beta, but other EA games that are associated with the account banned, as well.

While DICE has admitted that they have tested Operation Metro in conquest mode with 64 and 128 players, they have admitted that with 128 players the server lagged considerably. Hence, this is the reason that they will not be offering support for 128 players.

It just seems that some people can’t leave well enough alone and have to try to push the limits, regardless of what the impact is to the community and publisher.


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+6 #1 thematrix606 2011-10-03 10:33
"It just seems that some people can’t leave well enough alone and have to try to push the limits, regardless of what the impact is to the community and publisher."

You mean people are fed up with listening to big companies telling them what they can and cannot do with a product they PURCHASED? Or in this case TEST FOR FREE???

Shame on you.

So what, some people tried a 128 player server? Did it hurt anyone? DICE should be happy people are so enthusiastic about their product!
 
 
+4 #2 ph0b0s 2011-10-03 11:00
"It just seems that some people can’t leave well enough alone and have to try to push the limits, regardless of what the impact is to the community and publisher."

What exactly is the negative impact of this on the community and the publisher? Really what is the harm of this. We already know that any stats you get from the beta will be wiped.

I would suggest though that anyone interested create a new EA ID. Killing of your ID you use for all EA games is a complete over reaction to this.

This can be filed under 'Guess what PC owners like to tweak.'
 
 
-1 #3 Wolfdale 2011-10-03 13:46
so basically..
call of duty just stops the possibility of hosting your own servers... wich sucks, and they definatly found out the community things they suck ass for not allowing it..

i guess EA is scared of community reactions, so they DO allow unofficial servers.. but now they threaten to ban your entire account, including all other games you might have..

that basically EA telling, ok.. we dont allow private servers, but we leave the option there so we can feed our ban-hammer and get new sales from people rebuying games...

EA u sucked after u destroyed westwood, and you keep sucking more and more
 
 
+1 #4 wewter 2011-10-03 17:10
Maybe the people who cracked the beta and hosted the server will get a wrist-slappin' -- no way in hell people who played on those servers will be banned though. I mean .. please .. curiosity made me click it to see if it was "for real," and I had a few minutes of fun before I decided the lag sucked and went back to a local server. Big deal.

The fact that it's capable of 128 is bloody fantastic.
 
 
+2 #5 Haberlandt 2011-10-03 17:37
How about 96 players then?
 
 
0 #6 Kakkoii 2011-10-03 21:21
Quoting Wolfdale:
so basically..
call of duty just stops the possibility of hosting your own servers... wich sucks, and they definatly found out the community things they suck ass for not allowing it..
...

Umm, no O_o. The new COD game coming out is going to have dedicated server files that will be released to users, as well as MOD files so people can create maps and whatnot.

EA has said they are not going to do this with BF3, and that you can only get a dedicated server through one of their chosen game server hosting companies.

Which is why COD is going to win this round again, since personal dedicated servers and mod support are key to a thriving FPS game community.
 
 
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