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I think I remember COD4 at £1 a slot ($1.70) on release? Did we have a better dollar rate back then? 2142 was the same? So It's more than halved in price, was it the same for Quake3? All the COD's 1 through to WAW, same bargain basement 50p/slot, all the BF's 1942 through to BFBC2, same bargain basement 50p/slot. Once they've passed a certain age/popularity they seem to attain the certain "bargain basement rate". I'm not sure these what, 5 to 12 year old games reflect actual server resource at all any more, they're just too outdated for inclusion?

The apparent GSP price fixing does interest me though, I've got my new multi-CPU server, I can run either a certain number of 16 man CS:GO and get x*£12, or same number of 48 man BF4 and get x*£38, or better still run the same number of BF4, undercut the £38 still make huge profit and corner the market. Why would you even want to host CS:GO, and what stops the undercuts to attain market share?

Good luck getting the dedicated server files for BF4. wink.gif
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I just opened the ultimate battlepack

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I just opened the ultimate battlepack
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I just opened the ultimate battlepack



Nice, think have only had 1 200xp in 200hrs lol, have a stack of 25's and not much else atm.
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DICE/EA do not control the prices of the servers, GSP's do. wink.gif
So it's a monopoly! rolleyessmileyanim.gif

You're the one who said you could teach me CS right? Pretty much my whole Bf4 team wants to move to CSGO, we've started playing pubs (and a few competitive matches, won 2 out of 4 I think) and trying to learn the game, if you want to play with us and give us tips and stuff (if you don't want to don't worry about it) add me on steam - TheYonderGod
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Good luck getting the dedicated server files for BF4. wink.gif

Yep, there is that minor detail to overcome. Not to mention that even if he actually managed to get a hold of the executables, he would not be licensed to use them.
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So it's a monopoly! rolleyessmileyanim.gif

You're the one who said you could teach me CS right? Pretty much my whole Bf4 team wants to move to CSGO, we've started playing pubs (and a few competitive matches, won 2 out of 4 I think) and trying to learn the game, if you want to play with us and give us tips and stuff (if you don't want to don't worry about it) add me on steam - TheYonderGod

the bf competitive community took a nose since the release of BF4, so many teams have disbanded, oh well.
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the bf competitive community took a nose since the release of BF4, so many teams have disbanded, oh well.

I don't get it. confused.gif Why not just fall back to BF3 until BF4 gets better? I only play competitive CS:GO and I know that some still prefer to play CS:S only, at least competitively. It's not always about playing the latest edition of the game in the competitive community.
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I just opened the ultimate battlepack


Lol that is when there are no more fun unlocks. So you get XP tongue.gif
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I just opened the ultimate battlepack
Haha, damn, I am jealous now.
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As best I can tell most FPS (on the server side) scale linear with number of players (providers just charge double the amount for double the number of players), and they're primarily charging for resource use (CPU and network bandwidth)? Seems true for BF and CS:GO and practically all others?

If a 16 player CS:GO is equivalent resource to 48 player BF4, 48 player BF4 should be £12 p/m. It's around £38 - that's triple the price.

"Yeah, we'll just charge three times the price, bung a bit extra back to the providers to keep there mouths shut and the idiots will never know - like taking money from a baby"

It's certainly possible, how was the resource comparison carried out though? What was measured exactly? Can you link me to it?

Can't provide the information to the public. The information comes from a very good friend of mine that works for a well known server company.

You could ask a GameServer Moderator here on OCN, they might provide you with the information. Comparing prices to the resource used doesn't exactly work, there's quite a few things you also need to factor in.

For example a very popular Game Server Host "GameServers" http://www.gameservers.com/game_servers/

They provide Quake 3 servers for .79 cents a slot. Where as Call of Duty 4 is also .79 cents a slot, but CoD4 uses much more resource for a server than Quake 3 does.

DICE/EA do not control the prices of the servers, GSP's do. wink.gif
.79 cents? or .79 dollars (79 cents)
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