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I doubt that IW and Activision will present their reasons and facts to the public given its a secret and an ongoing plan that they are continuing to execute.

What people have stated from the get-go are pretty right on. As a business, a publicly traded company, they have a sole responsibility to their shareholders. And that responsibility is about making money. With the most anticipated game of the year, total control over the game allows them to do whatever.

Piracy has been a concern and the CEO of Activision has talked about it in regards to the lost sales from COD4 MW. Using Steam, that does help fight against Piracy as a user needs to have a Legit key and need to login into the game. In regards to the dedicated servers, the CEO talked how there were them servers that allowed pirated games to be played. From that you can kinda see why he would do way the dedicated servers, but since MW2 requires Steam IW and Activision have taken things further.
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Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
Try it before making up your mind, 98% of the "boycotters" complaining over the lack of dedicated servers can't accept the fact that IW.net turned out be a lot better than they expected.
so you really think IWNet works?I think it sucks tbh,why do I have to wait for a minute in between rounds?and then wait for 10-20 seconds when the host rage-quits?

I do like the maps however,they are soooo much bigger than COD4

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However, say you’re in a clan and you want to play a Clan match with another team, or you want to practice for an upcoming tournament that has specific rules in a private game. Then you can start a Private Match (which is essentially like running your own private server) where you have complete control over the rules, who can join, boot players you don’t want, and essentially control the entire game or tweak it to your liking. Once the rules are set, you can invite the other team in or just start it up with your clan to practice with the custom rules before the match. This now allows you to play custom games out of the box without the need to install mods, find a modded server with the rules you like, or worry about not being in control of the match.
LOL at this,clans usually have their own servers anyway,setup how they like
Edited by nepas - 11/13/09 at 7:42pm
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This isn't directed at anyone, but I can sense it coming.... Don't turn this into a flamewar. I'm looking for facts, not opinions.
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Originally Posted by nepas View Post
so you really think IWNet works?I think it sucks tbh,why do I have to wait for a minute in between rounds?and then wait for 10-20 seconds when the host rage-quits?

I do like the maps however,they are soooo much bigger than COD4
I love the 60-second intermission between rounds, it allows me to catch my breath and reequip my kits with all the new unlocks and weapons I got the previous round. It also gives me time to optimize my kits to best fit the next map to be played.

10-20 seconds!?! More like 5 seconds, since Tuesday I've seen the whole host switching thing happen maybe 6-8 times. I'm level 32. I've played quite a bit. 10-hours total time to be exact. So that's about 35 seconds out of 10-hours total time played wasted while the host switches to another player. Perfectly acceptable IMO.
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It was part of the Battle.net conversion to, hint IW.net as well. It wasn't a IW side, it was Activision, it's meant to add more features and have more stable way of controlling things.

Example: Due to battle.net in WoW, new features are rolling out so you can cross-server in Raids and 5mans.

No source sorry.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by usapatriot View Post
IW never said any of those three things.
I know they did it
but the reasons are obvious
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I know they did it
but the reasons are obvious
If you would have actually tried using IW.net, you would see that it works very well.
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I know they did it
but the reasons are obvious
Please, only factual information. I don't want extrapolations.
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http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/104/1044979p1.html

dunno if you've seen this but was posted in another thread. The money making side of things seems the most logical explanation which are covered by some half ass spin about how they cater for this group and that group.

once the casual gamers have pissed off onto the next HALO I hope they run out of reasons for keeping the p2p system.

edit: i'm not saying there is another halo. i should've said "the next big thing".
Edited by lem - 11/13/09 at 8:02pm
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"Our gamers are telling us there's lots of services and innovation they would like to see that they're not getting yet. From what we see so far, additional content, as well as all the services Blizzard is offering, is that there is demand from the core gamers to pay up for that," Tipple explained.
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