Why throw the entire idea out the window because the game maker didn't add a feature?
In BF3 you can play on dedicated servers and be in a party/squad with your friends.
It's absolutely possible. Rentable dedicated servers can't be thrown out the window due to a detail that can be added/fixed.
Rentable servers are far from a make or break feature for me. I just want a game that is fun to play, that's all. Things like rentable servers/mod tools while nice, will not sway my decision to purchase a game I think is going to be great fun. As far as I'm concerned things like that are just icing on the cake, but if you put delicious icing on a pile of shit, I don't want to eat it. I know the two aren't mutually exclusive, but I can enjoy a fun game without rentable servers/mod tools, I can't enjoy a boring or bad game that does have these kinds of features.
amen my friend
Why arent there more people like you.
For me COD has been fun servers or no servers and now i think it will be even better with the ps4 and xbox one release the texture will be far far better and more features will be added
Whilst I want Rentable Ranked Dedicated Servers, it actually is not going to stop me buying the game and I will be hitting the pre-order button later on today at some point.
I have played Call Of Duty, ever since the 1st one was released and I have played them on the PC and the Xbox 360/PS3, and to be honest the experience was pretty much the same however I am just a better player on the pc because, that is the platform I have played on for all my life really and that is where I built up what bit of skill I have.
I never had a issue really with the servers on MW2 and MW3, and that is mainly because I hosted the games most of the time because of my pc and my connection.
I can quite easily host a 32 player slot server on my pc and connection whilst playing the game, or I could load the server files on to my Media Server and run a 32 slot server on that if I wanted to as well as that has it's own 120Mb/12Mb Modem on it.
I personally prefer Call Of Duty to most games for multiplayer because of it being normally fast paced and smooth, however Black Op's 2 is the only COD game that I have not really had that much fun playing, and that is down to the servers.
If we get the same style server with Ghosts as we have now with Black Op's 2 and they work how they should then, there should not be a issue really since IW's netcoding is normally 10x better than Treyarchs.
If they also go down the route that they did with MW3 and make unranked dedicated servers available then fine, but they will need to do some sort of unlock system so that players who want to play on them actually feel like it's worth it, because that is the only reason I did not play on them on MW3 because everything was unlocked for me already, with me not getting any sort of reward for playing the game and getting a decent score etc.
I mean it cannot be that hard to implement 2 different ranking systems, one for the IWnet type servers and one for the Dedicated Servers.
Either way let's see what happens on launch day, because I have that week off work and I will be recording some videos and will get them uploaded on the same day.
This is probably the least important problem facing COD, thanks for the advice tho.
Ghosts PC will also have a server browser and rentable ranked servers after launch
Mark Rubin: "@Tintindye Matchmaking onto dedis. Hoping to add server browser and rent-able ranked server once we get through launch crunch. no info yet."
GHOSTS ONLINE CONNECTIVITY UPDATE: I wanted to give a quick update on some of the work that has been done to improve everyone’s online experience. We’ve already mentioned dedicated servers as part of the overall plan to improve connectivity. Dedicated servers will be used on current gen, next gen and PC with Ghosts. And, in order to make sure that people have the best possible experience regardless of platform, location or connection, Ghosts will be using a hybrid system of dedicated servers and listen servers. So no matter where you are the game will always be trying to give you the best online performance possible. There is also some great new tech in the matchmaking system that will place players in matches that have the best combined overall connectivity performance. Again these are just some of the things that are going into Call of Duty: Ghosts to give players a great online experience. Can’t wait to see you all online.”
Sources: IWMarkRubin's Twitter
its just a hope when i ask if it will happen for sure the answer is no ... its not the first time IW used that trick ...
It really is amazing to me how many people are ok with it. It's not just about a feature. It's about control and your lack of it. The COD team is going to control every aspect of this game and you won't have s*** to say about it.
Good luck without control over dedicated servers since IW will create whatever playlists they want. This goes the same with any 'playlist'. Playlists are insulting IMO.
They'll tell you how to do that. Like the Nuketown pre-order that no one could play since they didn't give you a playlist lol Now they finally have a dedicated playlist for those who love the map, but the game types rotate between all available game types and it sucks.
Good luck. It's all listen servers for you and those just simply suck when it comes to gaming and competition.
Just don't try to play people across geographical distances like East vs West coast. With dedicated servers you could use one in the middle of the two teams, but without them, you'll be forced to use listen servers where one team will ultimately be at a disadvantage due to host.
No worries, you won't have a choice but to deal with them. Without dedicated servers, you have no admins so your playing environment is up for grabs. If someone is spoiling your game, just leave the lobby and hope when you try to join a new one, it doesn't put you back in the same place. You won't have control to go somewhere specific.
Hackers will always be around. Hacks will be available the first day the game is out just like Black Ops 2. And they did a reasonable job banning hackers, but bans don't happen right away. I want them banned immediately. Only a server admin can do that.
I can go on, but really the thing is - rentable dedicated servers are about freedom and service. You have the freedom of choice and you have the service of a readily available server admin who have a vested interest in making sure your gaming experience is a good one. Servers that are configured in unpopular ways with jerk admins simply don't stay around.
For those of you who can't see how important rentable dedicated servers are for PC, I'm getting the impression you really don't understand it.
I pre-ordered my BF4 dedicated server and it'll go up on Tuesday when the game releases.
BTW - I think IW is stringing us PC players along with their comments. They truly are a dishonest group of people coming from this franchise. They just want to get us to buy the game. I'll see it when I believe it.