IGN: Call of Duty: Black Ops for PC will ship with dedicated server support this November, but there's a catch if you want to run your own server
Oh wow... typical Activision.
"an 18 max player limit"............... When will the police press rape charges on Activision for what they have done to the PC.
weren't cod4 slots $.68/slot? due to to it being a free market. Nothing in the engine has changed here. It's just showing that Activision is getting a piece of the pie. This is rape on so many levels. Gameservers aren't even that great of a GSP why pick them? Then again I truly wasn't expecting cod4 freedom. I pretty much knew already it would follow the BC2 model.
Considering all the maps are designed for 16-18 players, I fail to see how this is a problem. (this is from a PC gamer) Whenever I play TF2 or CS:S or any shooter on PC, I try to play with around 16 players unless the maps is huge. Otherwise it just feels like a giant mess. PC gamers are still going to get the best Black Ops experience from the sounds of it.
Still a PC game should have 32 player option. Problem is that the game is built on Xbox 360 engine and ported to the PC. It can't handle more than 24 players without problems. Its just way they coded the game. Activision is solely to blame for this.
So what will consoles have in this regard?
Consoles have listen servers
Wow who would have thought a publisher/developer would turn an fps into an MMO
I think that treyarch have taken this option because of the crazy number of hacks that IW had going on the MW2 servers. This may be a way to isolate servers and find out how hackers are doing this.. Activision alienated gamers by not allowing dedicated servers, now they have dedicated servers but they have to pay.
just like BC2 then
Yup same thing but dice and ea never got any backlash.
All of their previous games have had an 18 player limit. The previous WaW game had a limit of 32. That is why they are getting backlash now.
frigging joke... on top of a game that has MP which is summed up by.. camp, shoot, move, camp, shoot, move. all you window and door peaker outers..... typical Act.....
18 players max for a ranked server, 24 players max for an unranked server, for those that don't want to read the article.
For 90% of the people playing this game, this won't simply matter. We get dedicated servers, let's be happy and leave it with that. And for you that don't know, it's only because of Treyarch we are getting dedicated servers, not Activision.
and it's because of activision that have to play the bug-filled-mordern-turdshit-2 . it is also because of activision that we have to pay for halfassed dedicate server every month and yet cant mod the map or match more players . tell me : how the hell do you expect the PC gamers to be happy when mods are their bread and butter ? do you go to France and destroy Lourve and say : 90% of the world probably wouldnt care because they cant even feed themselves tonight ? no , that's just dumb and wrong , and so is this . but at least there's a dedicated server feature , i hope somebody will figure out a way around that . legal or not , i no longer care , nor should anybody . this type of business is dumb and nobody should encourage it more than already .
wat. Didn't Treyarch confirm mod support like months ago?
That's just stupid...
atleast dedicated servers are back.. better than non dedicated servers aint it?..
Yes, this is fine for most people, they are treating Black Ops PC just like EA did with BC2 on PC, however the servers are exclusive to Gameservers, that might upset some people.
This is worse. At least with BC2, they gave out the dedicated server files to numerous hosting providers, allowing more freedom and choice/competition. With this, it's a monopoly.
Like the article said, the dedicated paid servers are there for those that want them. Otherwise stick with the Treyarch hosted servers, which are free.
Ha! And some of you thought this would be sooo much better than MW2.
and yet it wont pass MW2 sales numbers... actually black ops will sell what it should ... inlike MW2 that sale a lot more than it deserved
I WANT A SERVER WITH 50+ PERSONS JUST LIKE IN COD4 :(((((
I don't understand why people are whining about this, this isn't anything new, a lot of PC games do this, and actually this is pretty cheap in comparison to other games that you pay for a dedicated server like on TF2.
With TF2, it's a general public release. Anyone can host for it.
$15.00 isn't that bad at all for 18 player servers. In fact, that's a pretty good deal to me.
You cannot do this in Black Ops anymore - 18 max players is probably the optimal capacity for all the map designs in the game according to Treyarch. Imagine twice the number of players in these maps, or maybe up to 50 - it's camp and spawn killing fest. Though I never liked getting in overcrowded servers I understand that some love this. In that environment the trick is to find a spot with a good view of a spawn point and shoot all the spawning players (Free For All is the craziest). I'm getting very tired of MW2 now - host with the most, lag, blatant hacks! So the option of hosting a dedi is encouraging, and hopefully Gameservers.com will deliver.
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