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EA Releases BF1 Server Info

Post by PowersGaming » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:47 am

Wish we had a BF1 channel here, but I guess putting this in BF4 will do..

After a lengthy wait, EA released the server information we've been waiting for.
Very disappointing. Battlefield Forums are ablaze. Here's the link, which wasn't even on the Forum as they initially promised:

https://www.battlefield.com/news/articl ... tlefield-1

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Post by Edge100x » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:10 am

They didn't tell us this in advance, or even hint at it privately, so we're finding out with you. But, the writing was pretty clearly on the wall.

It is unlikely that EA's single contractor will do a better job than we did here at running smooth servers and using the fastest hardware. Their bandwidth will not be as good as Internap's (or our premium blend), and you probably won't be able to ask for routing corrections if you see a personal routing problem. The DDoS mitigation won't be as effective. And it is unlikely that EA will offer a better customer support experience than we did.

Maybe they'll consider switching back with the next game if there's a call for it. I have no idea. They don't talk to us about their plans.

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Post by PowersGaming » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:28 am

Thank you for sharing that.. I believe you're correct.

On a positive note, we'll go back to BF4 after this debacle; good for NFO. My guess is a lot of other clans/communities feel the same way.

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Post by Edge100x » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:42 am

The three benefits to EA hosting given in their post are:

1) Better hardware/performance
2) Uniform experience
3) Better support (EA support)

For #1 and #3, that is not true in comparison to us here. For #2, I am not familiar with providers in other regions or how much they differed from us, but we have always strived to offer the highest performance we can.

It sounds like EA had some problems with some other RSPs for BF4, and so all of us are being tossed out.

We weren't told of problems with other RSPs. But, they could have jettisoned just those RSPs from the program, and asked some of the better RSPs to offer servers in deficient regions to compensate.

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Post by Cain » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:50 pm

Edge100x wrote:The three benefits to EA hosting given in their post are:

1) Better hardware/performance
2) Uniform experience
3) Better support (EA support)

For #1 and #3, that is not true in comparison to us here. For #2, I am not familiar with providers in other regions or how much they differed from us, but we have always strived to offer the highest performance we can.

It sounds like EA had some problems with some other RSPs for BF4, and so all of us are being tossed out.

We weren't told of problems with other RSPs. But, they could have jettisoned just those RSPs from the program, and asked some of the better RSPs to offer servers in deficient regions to compensate.
John, this stinks.... No way on earth they beat you folks on #1 and #3... #2 will happen we will all have a uniformly crappy experience, so I guess the expoerience will ht "uniform" --- uniformly bad!

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Re: EA Releases BF1 Server Info

Post by TacTicToe » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:34 pm

And there ya go, pretty much as predicted. Re-affirms my decision not to buy BF1 or any more games from EA. I am still glad I never bought BFH as well. Screw EA and their greed.
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Post by willieaames » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:34 am

So we can only rent servers from EA?

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Re: EA Releases BF1 Server Info

Post by TacTicToe » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:32 pm

Correct.
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