I have just read and signed the online petition:
"Dedicated Servers for CoD:MW2"
hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition
I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might
agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider
You can blame the hackers if this turns out to be true. Infinity Ward has suggested that there may not be any dedicated servers for us PC gamers.
Announced yesterday, there is a bit of an up-roar in the PC world as it could spell the end of so many things we enjoy doing, like having clan matches, making and applying mods and custom maps, etc.
The latest article, based on an interview, can be found here at Bash and Slash: http://bashandslash.com/index.p....>
Password protected servers would not exist.
Clan matches would not take place.
Competitive gaming, as we know it, would disappear.
Ad-hoc scrims could be a thing of the past.
Game Server Providers would be crippled.
Player online experiences would be completely dominated by the quality of the system operated by the game's host. 48+slot servers could be a thing of the past.
Modders and mappers will disappear. The game's variation, as we have become accustomed to, will go with them. Our community will focus on gaming only. The hobbiest element will need to find another game.
What's driving this? Apparently cracked servers and people stealing keys are at the core of the problem...
Here is a rant by Fourzerotwo from another BASH article: The End of PC Gaming?
They Wonder Why People Don’t Make PC Games Any More
On another PC related note, we pulled some disturbing numbers this past week about the amount of PC players currently playing Multiplayer (which was fantastic). What wasn’t fantastic was the percentage of those numbers who were playing on stolen copies of the game on stolen / cracked CD keys of pirated copies (and that was only people playing online).
Not sure if I can share the exact numbers or percentage of PC players with you, but I’ll check and see; if I can I’ll update with them. As the amount of people who pirate PC games is astounding. It blows me away at the amount of people willing to steal games (or anything) simply because it’s not physical or it’s on the safety of the internet to do.